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Five Things Pregnant Moms Should Know About Buckling Up

Did you know that car accidents are the leading cause of death in pregnant women in the U.S.? No? Well, it’s true. More women in the U.S. die in auto accidents than from birthing complications. That’s a startling statistic, but it underscores the importance of pregnant moms taking the necessary precautions to stay safe in […]

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Bugaboo Introduces Cameleon Neon Pop

Bugaboo is bringing the 80s back with this new limited edition, Nordstrom-exclusive Cameleon. This eye-catching stroller is the first of the the Bugaboo Neon Pop collection. This trendy stroller has a dark navy frame (new for Bugaboo!) and sports a coordinating foot muff and fluorescent red accents on the wheels, zippers, logo, label and harness […]

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Baby Gizmo Spotlight Review: Guzzie + Guss 042 Stroller

Guzzie + Guss is a Canadian juvenile products company that makes quality strollers that are loaded with features but won’t make you second mortgage your home to afford one. The 042 stroller is their top of the line, creme de la creme stroller that they offer. This stroller comes with many extras such as a […]

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Tell Your Story With Photos That Rock!

Tell Your Story With Photos That Rock! By Ashbey Riley When I think back to the day I first learned to ride a bike, I can immediately recall a few very specific details: It was summer, the air was hot and thick. I was wearing purple Mary Janes. My handlebars had the most awesome glittery […]

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Mom Habits You Need to Break NOW!

If you’re a mom you know exactly what I’m talking about. Those little habits that nag at you and wear you down every single day. They’re preventing you from reaching your maximum potential, productivity, and happiness as a mother. I am a (self-proclaimed but in some circles that totally counts) bad habit breaking expert and here are my […]

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Homemade Graham Crackers

Graham crackers are a childhood snack staple. Kids love them and parents feel good about indulging because they are healthy and seem like a more sensible option than let’s say, an Oreo cookie. On the surface, store bought graham crackers may seem healthy and a great snack to feed you little ones but upon closer […]

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Breastfeeding a Distracted Baby| What Really Works?

Between two and six months*, babies begin discovering the worlds around them and see themselves as separate from mommy. It’s an awesome time of coos and throaty chuckles and wet kisses and teething and …distracted nursing sessions. Oh, yes. We can’t forget the infamous distracted nursing baby. As a breastfeeding mom who’s been there (and […]

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Raspberry Magic Bars

We headed to my family’s house for Memorial Day this past weekend. Like I’ve said before, I have a large family which means plenty of people to eat my yummy desserts. I couldn’t help myself but to make a few desserts to share. Since I’ve been on a huge peanut butter kick lately, I decided […]

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Are You Smiling Through Your Toddler’s Tantrums?

Wait. Don’t answer that. Temper tantrums are par for the course of toddlerhood. They are a sign of independence. But…that doesn’t mean that they aren’t difficult, challenging, and frustrating for parents. Through time and experience in motherhood, I’ve come to learn how to anticipate my toddler’s tantrums. Like quiet storms, I, like most parents, can […]

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Baby Food Recipe: Mango Puree

At 17, I became a vegan to…um…well…I honestly can’t remember now. Well, maybe it was to get clear skin or to challenge myself or…save animals…or yeah… I really can’t remember why I started, but when I actually got started, I came to realize that I did it because as a young woman, it felt right. […]