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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

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

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

A Healthy Baby is Worth the Wait!

A Healthy Baby is Worth the Wait!

We often hear about the worries of going “past due” on your pregnancy but do you know about the risks of elective induction? I found myself weight the options at almost 42 weeks pregnant: My once slender ankles have swollen so badly that I can no longer wear shoes. In the sweltering August heat, I can barely move. I’m considering moving into a hotel so I can have air conditioning. The midwives think the baby I am … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Pregnancy, Women's Issues

Getting Gorgeous

Getting Gorgeous

On Saturday, Candace and I attended a fabulous event called Getting Gorgeous, which was organized by two amazing blogger friends Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations and Vera Sweeney of I’m Not Obsessed, Lady and the Blog and Babyrazzi. It was a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow bloggers as well as surprisingly-approachable and down-to-earth beauty experts like celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa and fashion stylist Amy Tara Koch while sampling cupcakes, snacking on yummy guacamole and Mexican … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

A Good Start for Baby, A Good Start for You

A Good Start for Baby, A Good Start for You

When I had my baby, I knew I planned to breastfeed and tried to refuse the “free diaper bag” from the formula company.  “Take it,” they said, “It has free samples and coupons.”  Too exhausted to argue, I accepted the bag.  Beyond the formula, there was one newborn-sized diaper and a lot of advertisements. A breastfeeding friend of mine kept finding her formula samples mysteriously appearing on her kitchen table.  Her mom explained, “Just in case … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breastfeeding, Featured, Mommy Gifts, Pregnancy

Your Best Birth

Your Best Birth

Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience, by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, is a book I would love to recommend to all of my pregnant friends–and I almost can. Lake and Epstein, or, as they would probably prefer to be called given the “girlfriend” tone of the book, Ricki and Abby, set out to awaken the inner birth goddess in every pregnant woman, but more … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Advice), Featured, Pregnancy