Traveling with Kids Safety Tips on WBTV Charlotte

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This morning I was on WBTV Charlotte to talk about some important safety tips for parents and share a few ideas about products I like that help keep kids safe. . While I've done plenty of TV segments, this was my first one in Charlotte. The people were amazing and I had a great time. Watch the segment and then you can find more information on the tips below.  Summer travel … [Read more...]

5 Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms on Take Your Daughter to Work Day

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As a stay-at-home mom, it's easy to think that Take Your Daughter to Work Day on April 23rd might not "work." But there's no reason to skip this opportunity to educate your daughter about one of the toughest jobs in the world, and maybe even have some fun while you're at it. Here are 5 ideas for stay-at-home moms on Take Your Daughter to Work Day 1) … [Read more...]

25 Books for Take Your Daughter to Work Day

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Take Your Daughter to Work Day is a wonderful opportunity to inspire and encourage your daughter's dreams and aspirations. Regardless of what your job is, you can speak to your little girl about the job of her dreams and introduce her to women who work in that field. But if you don't happen to know someone personally, why not introduce her to someone through books? Here are … [Read more...]

International Babywearing Week 2014

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Guess what mamas and papas - this week kicks off International Babywearing Week! What is babywearing? I'm glad you asked ... It's the practice of carrying and connecting with a child throughout daily activities with them wrapped or strapped to a parent or caregiver. It brings them to eye level and gives them the opportunity to be soothed by your voice and heartbeat. One … [Read more...]

Q&A With a Cancer Mom – Meet Emily

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The other day I introduced you to Gretchen - a fellow mama who's days look vastly different than mine and yours because her son is currently battling cancer. Well, since it's September and therefore, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I didn't want to stop at just one mama. Today I have Emily joining us for a Q&A about her experience battling cancer alongside her son, … [Read more...]

$1 Kid’s Movies At Regal Cinemas

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What are you doing on Tuesdays and Wednesday this summer? We're heading to $1 movies! Yep, that's right! Regal Cinemas is blessing us mamas and dads with a deal we can't refuse! Here's the schedule ... Week 1 Hotel Transylvania The Smurfs 2 Week 2 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 The Pirates: Band of Misfits Week 3 Arthur Christmas Despicable Me 2 Week … [Read more...]

YOU can help #BringBackOurGirls

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The horrific abduction of 236 Nigerian girls from a boarding school to be "sold" is not just a story, it's real life. If you're on the Baby Gizmo site, you might have a daughter, a niece, a sister, some young girl that you know and love. Now imagine a revolting, excuse-of-a-man ripping her away from her warm bed in the middle of the night, doing Lord only knows what to her, and … [Read more...]

Think Twice Before You Touch!

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It's something a pregnant woman experiences all the time: she's out in public and a well-meaning stranger excitedly reaches out to pat, rub, or touch her belly. Annoying? Yes. But in Pennsylvania, it can also be illegal. Recently, a pregnant woman in central Pennsylvania pressed charges against a man for repeatedly touching her belly even though she had told him not to. The … [Read more...]

New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books for 2013

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Not sure what to get a special child in your life for the holidays? You could never go wrong with a good book! The New York Times Book Review recently announced its annual 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2013. The books were featured in the November 10 Sunday Times Book Review in a special Children’s Book section. The Book Review’s 10 Best Illustrated Children’s … [Read more...]

Hot New 2014 Baby Products As Seen On Good Day Chicago

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Expecting parents rejoice because 2014 is looking to be a huge year in the baby gear world.  From new strollers to new carriers and high chairs, there will be plenty of products to go gaga over next year. I shared some of my favorite picks on Good Day Chicago this morning, and if you missed it, here they are: Mima Moon High Chair - A cool, new modern high chair that offers … [Read more...]

Flying Nannies

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We've all been there in some shape or form: You're on an airplane with your young child, you still have a few hours to go, and he is having a meltdown, refusing to touch any of the toys and books you brought for him. Wouldn't it be nice if you could have someone else entertain him for a while? On one airline, you can. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab … [Read more...]

National Costume Swap Day

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Just a few weeks until all the little goblins and ghouls come knocking at our doors! And in preparation, October 12th is officially National Costume Swap Day. So ... set your sewing machine aside, mamas, and find a swap near you! You'll save yourself time and money. And if that doesn't make you excited for Halloween, I don't know what will! Plus, swapping costumes is totally … [Read more...]

Bringing Home Baby on WGN-TV in Chicago

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Today I headed back to WGN-TV in Chicago to do a great "Bringing Home Baby" segment and you know what? We didn't mention the royal baby even once! That is self-control at its finest! :) Products featured in the segment... Bringing Baby Home You can’t leave the hospital without a car seat. It’s important to also know how to install it.  Parents should use it well in … [Read more...]

Best Backpacks and Lunch Boxes as Seen on Good Day Chicago

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School starts here in Chicago in only four short weeks! That's right, the summer is more than half over already! Since the kiddos are going to be heading back to school soon, it's time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. I had the pleasure of going on FOX Good Day Chicago this morning to share some of the best backpacks and lunchbags for 2013. Here are the bags … [Read more...]

Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities for Kids

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Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities for Kids - As Seen on FOX Good Day Chicago This morning I made a visit to the set of FOX's Good Day Chicago to share five fun (and safe!) 4th of July Activities for Kids. While fireworks are fun to watch, let's leave them to the professionals and never let the children handle them or get too close. If you are having or attending a 4th … [Read more...]