Bump Water: A New Beverage for Moms-to-Be

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If you’re pregnant, you know how important it is for your unborn baby’s health to pop a daily prenatal vitamin. Unfortunately, these vitamins can cause unpleasant side effects such as nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and more. “Isn’t there an easier way to get prenatal vitamins than [taking] these huge horse pills that make us sick?” Brooklyn,… Read More

Entertainment Review: Heroes of the City TV Show and App

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Like many little boys, my nearly 3-year-old twin sons are obsessed with cars, trucks, planes, and trains. So when I was given the chance to review Heroes of the City, a cartoon and app from leading Swedish media company Ruta Ett, I naturally jumped at the chance. Heroes of the City is a television cartoon about… Read More

Product Review: Kevel Mommy

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A few months ago, I wrote this blog post for Baby Gizmo on five ways to wear your non-maternity clothes longer. Since then, I’ve had the chance to try a new product that will also expand the life of your pre-pregnancy pants. (I am now in my second trimester of pregnancy with my third child.) It’s… Read More

Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm with Small Children

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My family and I recently had the opportunity to visit Southern California’s Knott’s Berry Farm, known as America’s first theme park, in order to review it for Baby Gizmo. Knott’s began as a roadside berry stand and chicken restaurant in the 1920s and is now a world-famous theme park with five themed areas, a 13-acre water… Read More

8 Things to Bring to a Restaurant With A Toddler

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  Dining out with a toddler is tricky, but it can be done if you’re armed with the right tools. Here are eight items to bring to a restaurant to ensure things run smoothly—and to help you eat your meal in peace! 1) Triangular Crayons: Most restaurants that aren’t too fancy (i.e. restaurants you would actually… Read More

Score Free Samples With PINCHme!

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If you like getting free stuff (and who doesn’t?), you need to know about PINCHme, a fairly new website through which you can receive free samples in the mail with very little hassle or work on your part. The site—appropriately named because you’ll likely think you’re dreaming when your first boxes of goodies start to… Read More

Product Review: Regalo My Cot Portable Travel Bed

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My family recently spent a fabulous weekend in San Diego. In the weeks leading up to our trip, my husband and I were seriously concerned about where our 3-year-old twin boys would sleep during our resort stay. Though the boys are no strangers to hotel rooms, we finally decided they could no longer squeeze into… Read More

10 Great Easter/Spring Outfit Ideas

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Spring is here, and children’s clothing stores are brimming with outfits for Easter and other spring occasions. For inspiration, here are 10 adorable options. FOR GIRLS: Easter Baby: Get your infant ready for the Easter bunny in this pretty Ralph Lauren floral cotton sateen dress and matching bloomers in baby blue or hot pink. (Ralphlauren.com, sizes… Read More

Product Review: Guava Family Lotus Bassinet

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Recently I reviewed the Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib. I also had the opportunity to test the company’s brand-new Lotus Bassinet, which is still only available on Guava Family’s website. Like the Lotus Crib, the Lotus Bassinet is beautiful, lightweight, safe, and extremely portable. It is also very expensive, costing about $200.   While… Read More

Product Review: Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib

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If you’re in the market for a pack ‘n play, there are many inexpensive options out there that work just fine for occasional use. But if you travel frequently with your family and/or plan to have your baby nap often in a pack ‘n play, you may want to consider the Guava Family Lotus Everywhere… Read More