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#TakeCare and Get Covered!

#TakeCare and Get Covered!

  So many people in this country are still without health insurance. Did you know that more than half of the uninsured could find insurance for less than $100 per month (under $50 for people under 35)?  The uninsured are exposed to significant financial risk from medical issues, accidents or emergencies. Even young and healthy individuals are at-risk. One trip to the emergency room for a broken arm or a bad ear infection could cost thousands … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Maternity, News, Parenting

Keep an Eye on your Angel with the Angelcare AC1200 Monitor

Keep an Eye on your Angel with the Angelcare AC1200 Monitor

*I was sent this product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* In this digital age, I guess I shouldn’t find it surprising that baby monitors have gone super hi tech; there’s such a huge difference now from when my oldest was an infant! Imagine being able to check in on your baby or lulling her to sleep from anywhere in the world? The technology in the Angelcare® 1200 Video Movement & … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gear, Baby Shower, Bedtime, Maternity, Parenting, Registries, Registry Pick, Safety, Shower Gifts

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

Healthy, Fit, Happy Mom Fitness DVD Series

Healthy, Fit, Happy Mom Fitness DVD Series

As a Mom, I always put my children’s needs ahead of mine and I’m sure many moms out there are the same way. But when it comes to your personal health, us moms need to take care of ourselves in order to do a good job of taking care of the children who depend on us. That means eating right and exercising. I received the Health, Fit, Happy Mom Fitness DVD Series which makes sticking to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Shower, Body After Baby, Exercise, Gift Ideas, Health, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have, Mommy Gifts, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Video

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25

According to a recent survey by Child’s Play Communications, the number one thing moms want for Mother’s Day is something handmade from their child. Yet nearly 1/4 of moms receive nothing on Mother’s Day…and that’s just a shame. Homemade gifts and cards are treasured, but adult children — who may have outgrown their arts & crafts-making phase– should still try to show appreciation for mom on Mother’s Day. If you don’t have a big budget for gifts, here are some ideas under $25– courtesy of SunnyBump, a social community that helps new and expecting parents discover the best products. (Disclosure: I discovered SunnyBump through my work with Child’s Play Communications.) The Gifts Moms Will Love On Mother’s Day ($25 and Under!) by kristenhuff Browse on SunnyBump ? … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gift Ideas, Maternity, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day

Spring/Summer Maternity Fashion Blowout on Totsy

Spring/Summer Maternity Fashion Blowout on Totsy

Are you expecting or know a friend or family member who is? Direct them straight to Totsy who is currently having a blowout sale on Maternity fashions! Here are a few must haves for you first-time moms that are both stylish and comfortable (and a great price)! This black and grey Striped Sweater for $14.99 is perfect for both spring and fall with its open front and high low hem. This could probably even be worn … Read entire article »

Filed under: Maternity

Help Fight Postpartum Depression with Jammies by Helene Laure

Help Fight Postpartum Depression with Jammies by Helene Laure

Did you know that approximately 950,000 women suffer from postpartum depression each year? Some research suggests possibly even more.  Katherine Stone has made it her mission to educate the public on the mental illnesses that afflict pregnant women as well as support the mothers who are struggling with postpartum depression.  Katherine is the founder and editor of Postpartum Progress, the leading blog on postpartum depression. She has also founded the non-profit Postpartum Progress Inc, a national nonprofit focused on vastly … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Baby Gifts, Baptism Gifts, Birthday Gifts, Charity, Gift Ideas, Health, Maternity, Onesies, Pajamas, Pregnancy, Snapsuits, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

Save Babies Through Screening

Save Babies Through Screening

Having a baby born with a medical condition or a gene that could trigger a condition is scary. Not knowing about your baby’s condition is even scarier. That’s why newborn screening is so important—even lifesaving. We’ve teamed up with Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for newborn screening, to spread the word. In the U.S., every baby is screened for some conditions. The number of conditions varies by state, but each baby … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Congenital Heart Defects, Featured, Health, Maternity, News, Parenting, Pregnancy, Safety, Socially Conscious, Tips, Women's Issues

Butter up Mama! Mama Mio’s deliciously rich creams for your growing pregnancy

Butter up Mama! Mama Mio’s deliciously rich creams for your growing pregnancy

When I found out I was pregnant (with my first child!) I was OVER THE MOON. Then (with total vanity) I screamed “Please heaven above, NO stretch marks!” Pregnancy is a huge blessing, particularly if you’ve been waiting awhile like my hubby and I have. But no matter how many books you read, horror stories you hear, tips you pick up from your friends or family, one can’t be fully prepared for the major changes to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Body After Baby, Breast Cancer Awareness, Featured, Gift Ideas, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have, Mommy Gifts, Pregnancy, Shower Gifts, Uncategorized