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One of a Kind Luxury Baby Blankets

One of a Kind Luxury Baby Blankets

When Baby Mwah is baptized in July, he’ll be wrapped in a super soft, luxurious personalized blanket from www.fillintheblankie.com. This is not your ordinary personalized baby gift. Fill In the Blankie is a Dallas-based company that specializes in ultra personalized baby blankets. Unlike its competitors, Fill In the Blankie lets you customize your blanket with up to 200 characters rather than the typical 20-30 characters. You write the copy, and Fill in The Blankie will embroider it along all 4 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Design Your Own, Personalized

Vincent Shoes HUGE Sale, Up to 75% OFF (Deal of the Day)

Vincent Shoes HUGE Sale, Up to 75% OFF (Deal of the Day)

Vincent’s Summer collection is here! Stylish quality shoes and sandals for kids of all ages. We first featured Vincent Shoes as part of our Flexible-Soled Shoes for Toddlers Guide and readers were gaga for Vincent’s playful, yet fashionable European styling. Vincent makes shoes for pre-walkers and toddlers up to children about age 8. And check out their Summer Sale with up to 75% off on select Vincent styles! FREE shipping on all orders of $75 and up. Most … Read entire article »

Filed under: Budget Buys, Coupons, Footwear (Baby), Footwear (Children), Shoes (Baby), Shoes (Children)

Ergo Baby Carrier Price Increase Tomorrow (Hot Tip)

The Ergo Baby Carrier is a babywearing favorite, especially amongst Dads.  This soft structured carrier combines the ergonomic benefits of a mei tai with the buckles found on more structured carriers.  You can use the Ergo with baby facing in, baby on the hip, or baby on the back. Read our full review of the Ergo Baby Carrier. The manufacturer has mandated that the price is going up from $92 to $105, effective tomorrow.  So, if … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Carriers, Coupons

A Fun Way to Bring the Romance Back to Your Marriage

A Fun Way to Bring the Romance Back to Your Marriage

Before baby, my husband and I traveled frequently. I was clocking over 100,000 airline miles a year in my job at an internet travel company, and I definitely used my industry discount to the fullest.  On a travel industry tour, I got to visit all 7 Sandals Resorts in Jamaica. It was one of my favorite trips. Sandals Resorts has been voted the World’s #1 All-Inclusive Honeymoon Destination by the readers of Bride’s Magazine and the World’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Travel

Pack Smart For Trips With Baby

Pack Smart For Trips With Baby

Packing for a trip to Grandma’s House or a weekend getaway doesn’t require a carload of baby toys. Baby Mwah and I travel light with just a diaper bag, Pack & Play portable crib and his Activity Ring by Latitude Enfant. This multi-sensory activity ring is like five or six toys in one, but it hardly takes up any space in the car. Baby Mwah loves it when I put on a puppet show using the integrated cat and mouse … Read entire article »

Filed under: Developmental Toys, Toys (06-12 M), Travel

Mamanista Home Organization Guide: Cleaning Tips, Our Favorite Storage Products and More

Mamanista Home Organization Guide: Cleaning Tips, Our Favorite Storage Products and More

Perhaps you were a neatnik before baby. Or maybe you were always a little messy.  Whatever your temperament, you probably find the idea of getting organized daunting…..maybe even absurd. After all…you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in months (maybe years). So how are you going to find the time to clean the clutter? My friends can attest to the fact that I’ve always been a bit of an organization freak. Even when I was working … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Home and Decorating, Organizers, Tips

Huge Britax Car Seat and Stroller Sales (Deal of the Day)

If you haven’t heard, Britax, one of the premier choices for Convertible Car Seats, Toddler Car Seats, and Car Seat Boosters is allowing its retailers to reduce prices this week. They only do this a handful of times a year, so now is a great time to buy a Britax! BabyUniverse: HUGE BRITAX Sale! 15% off ALL Britax + Free Shipping (hurry, ends 6.29) Land of Nod: $25 Gift Card & Free Shipping With A Britax Purchase. Expires 7.1.08 Dreamtime Baby: Britax Sale! Up to 15% off Britax + Free Standard Shipping (hurry, ends 6.29) Baby Agfe: Britax Car Seats & Strollers All on SALE – Limited Time Only! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Car Seat, Coupons

Stay Snug and Secure with this Stroller Blanket

Stay Snug and Secure with this Stroller Blanket

When you are out for a stroll in the crisp autumn air, Secure2Me Clip On Blankets will stay attached and keep baby comfy and warm. When I had my first baby, I always had a problem keeping the blanket attached to the stroller or her sling.  With Secure2Me, I won’t have that issue with our second baby. The clips are easy to use and perfectly solve the blanket-slippage. Necessity is the mother of invention, which explains why … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Blankets, Contests, Coupons, Fair Trade, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Momma Gotta Have, Shower Gifts, Sunscreen, Travel

Need Help Adjusting to Motherhood?

My pregnancy was such an exciting time. In eager anticipation of Baby Mwah’s arrival, I read dozens of pregnancy, parenting and baby books. I gathered a collection of developmentally-appropriate toys, a variety of board books, and baby proofed my house. I was convinced that I was ready for motherhood. I was wrong. After so many years of in the workforce, I was completely unprepared for maternity leave. I was used to a hectic schedule, frequent meetings, and frequent business trips. But then…POOF…in an instant, my life changed. My days were now a blank slate with the exception of the seemingly eternal cycle of feeding-diapering-napping. It was disconcerting and isolating to be home all day with a baby who could only communicate by crying. One day while baby was napping, I picked up a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Advice), Contests, Shower Gifts

Sex in the City Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kristen from New Jersey who won the Cruelty Free Tank Top from www.AlternativeOutfitters.com. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contest Winners