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The Big Pregnancy Reveal with Panorama #ad PanoramaBaby

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Have you noticed that recently, women and couples are announcing on social media the moment they find out if they are pregnant or not? I’m not super sure I would be announcing the MOMENT I found out- like, literally, as they read the pregnancy test, they tell the world on YouTube or Instagram- but there have been some cute social media announcements! I … Read entire article »

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Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

If you’re a classic toy lover like me, you may already be familiar with the iconic Ambi® brand, the manufacturer of infant and toddler toys with a fabulously retro design and feel. In years past, only a few items were available in the US for purchase. Now, the ENTIRE 44 piece Ambi collection is available in the US, under the direction of Galt Toys!!! For forty years, Ambi® Toys have been developing infant toys with a purity of design and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Activities, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Birthday Gifts, Building Toys, Counting, Developmental Toys, Educational, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Language, Learning, Musical Toys, Play, Pre-schoolers, Shower Gifts, Swimming, Toddlers, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M)

The Snuza Hero is a True Hero for New Parents

The Snuza Hero is a True Hero for New Parents

If you’re a new parent, you’ve got to get your hands on the Snuza Hero for your own peace of mind and your baby’s health and comfort. The Snuza Hero is a portable and easy-to-use movement monitor, which clips onto baby’s diaper to ensure that normal movement is maintained. Hero detects even the slightest abdominal movement and will alert you if your baby’s movements are very weak or fall to less than 8 movements per minute. If no … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, Baby Gear, Baby Shower, Bedtime, Health, Momma Gotta Have, Registry Pick, Safety

Evoz Baby Smart Parenting Monitor Takes Baby Monitors to the Next Level

Technology has transformed the way we monitor our babies, even allowing us in some cases to watch our children from anywhere in the world via smart phone or tablet.  But there is nothing on the market today that offers a host of “connected services” giving parents access to real sleep coaches, collect baby’s sleep habits AND even send cry alerts to your phone until now… and we need your help to get the word out to your community! Evoz Baby Smart Parenting Monitor takes baby monitors a step further with a complete Parenting Toolbox that lets parents track their baby’s sleep habits, send “cry alerts” and even collects this data including how long they’ve cried, so that parents can address possible sleep issues.  It also automatically tracks the baby’s room temperature and alerts parents when it … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Accessories (Children), Baby Gear, Baby Shower, Bedtime, Momma Gotta Have, Pregnancy, Registries, Registry Pick, Safety

GIFT GUIDE: New Baby, New Mama

GIFT GUIDE: New Baby, New Mama

I remember it all like it was yesterday: the Google searching, the book reading, the asking for recommendations, the dreaming of all the fancy pants items that celebrities have for their kids, as I cradled my baby bump and selected item after nonsensical item on my registry. My baby shower was just gorgeous and I was fortunate enough to receive TONS of stuff for my baby boy (the luckiest boy in the world). Fast Forward … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Baby Gear, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Momma Gotta Have, Play, Registries, Safety, Shower Gifts, Travel

DK Books – a Great Foundation for Kids!

DK Books – a Great Foundation for Kids!

I am a firm believer in raising kids who love to read. This is an area of life where I think the mantra, “Start ’em young!” is the perfect prescription. I’ve tried my best to encourage reading and model reading, and I am excited to see how it pays off. My boys love books of every kind. They enjoy being read to, they enjoy leafing through books on their own, and my oldest enjoys reading … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Books, Books (0-3), Educational

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

Did you know that preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States? Talk about a surprising and startling statistic. Every year, a million families around the world lose a child to a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Too many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from tragedies such as drowning, car crashes, fires … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Celebrity Babies, Charity, Childproofing, Events, Health, Kindergartners, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers

Preeclampsia Awareness

Preeclampsia Awareness

How much do you know about preeclampsia? Today I am sharing with you a very special guest post on the subject from a fellow blogger mama who knows firsthand about preeclampsia. Thank you so much to Sarah from Finnegan and The Hughes: I woke up one morning and knew something was wrong. It was only 5 days after my second child was born so I wasn’t surprised to be feeling exhausted, but this seemed different.   I … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, Body After Baby, Charity, Health, Maternity, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

World Prematurity Day and RSV Awareness for Preemies

World Prematurity Day and RSV Awareness for Preemies

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” Nov. 17 is World Prematurity Day and as a mom, I want to take the time to raise awareness and educate other parents or parents-to-be about the specialized health needs preterm babies require. The current prematurity rate in the U.S. is 12.2 percent, one of the highest rates of preterm birth in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, Health, Maternity, Parenting, Pregnancy

Dr Browns Feeding System

Dr Browns Feeding System

I recently received several of Dr Browns feeding items. I’ve been using them with my son and am so very impressed with the quality and ease of all of the products. My son was 100% breastfed up until 6 months when we starting introducing solids.  He absolutely refused every bottle that I tried.  Of course I wanted him to be able to eat if I had to run out so I continued in my quest to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, Feeding, Food, Nutrition