PSA: Travel Abroad With A Copy of Your Child’s Birth Certificate

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Given that I am from London and all my family live there, I try to visit once a year from where I now live with my family in California. I have always gone through passport control with no problem, but this time we ran into a small issue upon our arrival to London. It only delayed us by about ten minutes, maybe less, but it could have been made into a bigger issue and I thought … [Read more...]

Featured Review: Evenflo Advanced Transitions 3-in-1 Booster Seat

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Gosh. Car seats are tricky aren't they? They're one of the most important things you will ever need for your child for several years, and because there are so many on the market, it can be confusing to figure out which one to get.As your children grow older, you want to think about a seat that will last to the end of your car-seat-needing days. If you have an infant car … [Read more...]

Marble Run Review: Hours of Building Fun!

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On a recent Target trip, we purchased this Marble Run game for my 4.5 year old daughter who is a HUGE fan of marbles. I'm glad I did- it's a quiet toy with no batteries, that really exercises her mind. You'll find 55 pieces in the box and 15 marbles, and all you need to do is build your very own run however you like, pop your marble in and watch it follow the path.But does … [Read more...]

10 Things You Thought You’d Never Do As A Parent

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Let's face it: there's a 'Before Kids' mentality and an 'After Kids' mentality. Before kids, you have visions of a smiling, happy, easy child that you'll be able to calm when they cry using nothing but your soothing voice. After kids, you become more in tune with reality and you know that that smiling and happy child exists, you just wonder where they've gone when they're … [Read more...]

Dear TV, iPhone and iPad- I’m Sorry I Judged You

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Dear Tv, iPhone and iPad,I'm sorry I wronged you.I'm sorry in the past I saw kids glued to your screen and scoffed "I will never be that mother!"I'm sorry I questioned how hard it was for parents to keep their kids entertained that they had to resort to using in while in restaurants, checkout lines or at the post office. My arrogant mind kept thinking- "How hard can … [Read more...]