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  • Why We Love…Cheeky Chompers

    BerryClever Kids Blog
    berryblogger
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    Cheeky Chompers combines our two passions: Innovative, fantastically useful products and supporting other entrepreneurial mums! The company was founded by two mums while they were on maternity leave.  They had the brilliant idea of a neckerchief and a comforter with a teether attached.  They were brave enough to take their idea to the Dragon’s Den and after sourcing the best materials and manufacturers right here in the UK their products went on sale. We all know how useful a neckerchief can be to protect out little one’s clothes from dribble and milk spills but we think it is truly…
  • 7 of the best Easter bunny crafts

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    30 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    I don’t really know why but I always get much more excited about Easter crafts than I do about Christmas or any other occasion.  With this in mind, last week I shared some fabulous Easter egg decorating ideas and the week before I had some adorable Easter bunny card printables created especially for you.  This week I have another fab free printable coming for you but today I wanted to share some fun and unusual Easter bunny crafts to try out over the holidays.  I went looking and here are my favourites: This is such a cute idea to make your own bunny t-shirts.  You could actually…
  • 15 Ways To Mess With a Sleep Obsessed Parent

    The Baby Sleep Site - Baby Sleep Help | Toddler Sleep Help | Personalized Sleep Consulting
    Gina Jacobs Thomas
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    For parents of little kids, sleep can often feel about as stable as a straw house. One mild breeze and the whole thing can come crashing down in the form of whines, tantrums, frequent night wakings and a bedtime routine that takes longer than running the Boston Marathon. What makes this all the more frustrating is that we’ve spent so much time and effort building a strong foundation for that delicate structure that any bobble or slight collapse makes us feel like we have to start building all over again. We become the highly underpaid and stressed out General Contractor of a feeble…
  • Your Baby’s Sleep Pattern Month By Month

    Easy Baby Life
    Paula
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    Does your baby's sleep habits make you confused? Learn what to expect about baby sleep patterns by age and how you can help your baby sleep better. The post Your Baby’s Sleep Pattern Month By Month appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • First fully-implantable micropacemaker designed for fetal use

    Infant's Health News -- ScienceDaily
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:46 pm
    The first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete heart block has been designed by researchers. The investigators anticipate the first human use of the device in the near future.
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    Infant's Health News -- ScienceDaily

  • First fully-implantable micropacemaker designed for fetal use

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:46 pm
    The first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete heart block has been designed by researchers. The investigators anticipate the first human use of the device in the near future.
  • New insights into little known but common birth defect: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Although many genetic mutations have been linked to CDH, a new study is the first to demonstrate a linkage between genetic variation and a physiological mechanism that gives rise to defects in the diaphragm. The research points to a crucial role for connective tissue in CDH, and in guiding normal development of the diaphragm.
  • Position statement on non-invasive prenatal screening issued

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:26 am
    Two professional societies of human geneticists have issued a position statement on the promise and challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing, a procedure to test blood drawn from pregnant mothers for Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders in the fetus. The document addresses the current scope of and future improvements in NIPT technology, ways it may fit with existing prenatal screening protocols, options and priorities in implementation, and associated social and ethical issues.
  • HBV exposure matures infants' immune systems

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Hepatitis B Virus Infection exposure increases the immune system maturation of infants, which may give a better survival advantage to counteract bacterial infection during early life, a new study concludes. These findings radically modify the way that HBV vertical infection of neonates (mother-to-child) is portrayed, and present a paradigm shift in the approach to treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B.
  • Prenatal exposure to common air pollution linked to cognitive, behavioral impairment

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    A powerful relationship between prenatal polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure and disturbances in parts of the brain that support information processing and behavioral control have been identified by researchers. The study showed reductions in nearly the entire white matter surface of the brain's left hemisphere -- loss associated with slower processing of information during intelligence testing and more severe behavioral problems, including ADHD and aggression.
 
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    Grace Within DESIGNS

  • Modern Southwest Baby Nursery

    GraceWithin
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Arrows, Tribal and Southwest Design…OH MY! After a trip to the mall a few weeks ago, it became obvious as I peered in window after window that Southwest inspired designs have made their mark on shirts, skirts, pants, dresses, scarves, shoes and more this spring season. The recent trend in arrows and tribal print inspired the Modern Southwest Baby Nursery fabric available for sale on Spoonflower.com. It was a lot of fun designing this fabric collection. My goal was to keep the design simple with a modern twist. I hope that I was able to accomplish this with the fun arrowhead…
  • Inspiration | All Things Are Possible…

    GraceWithin
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    …WITH GOD.   I can remember the exact moment that my heart sank. The moment that I heard the doctor speak the words that I feared most; there was something wrong with the new life that was growing inside of me. The exact moment that would change my life.   It was at that moment time seemed to stand still. The doctor’s mouth was moving and words were coming out, but my mind could not comprehend any of it. SHOCK took hold of my body and paralyzed me. I remember sitting there as the doctor continued, my husband holding my hand, and just wishing I could run out of the…
  • God is Center

    GraceWithin
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Think about your perfect day. You can dream a little. Are you relaxing on a beach? Whatever your perfect day is, do you place God at the center?   I have been bitter, frustrated, angry and dissatisfied at different times in my life. And you know what the common missing factor was? Yup, you guessed it. God was off to the side and a second thought. All of my grumbling and complaining was really against God and a lack of trust in His plan for my life. I was angry that I was home changing diapers and listening to screaming kids. It wasn’t fun. It was hard work. Once I CHOSE to die to…
  • Inspiration | All You Need Is Love

    GraceWithin
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    All you need is LOVE.  A recent visit from a young man from El Salvador, Andres Monterrosa, inspired the design below. He came to the United States to celebrate with members of St. Boniface Catholic Church the 10 year anniversary of their mission in his home country. It was Valentine’s Day weekend and many of us were celebrating the people close to us that we care about. He spoke about how we as individuals can “be the message,” and through our life and faith connections we can change the lives of others. All we have to do is take that leap of faith and get out of…
  • Do EVERYTHING for God’s Glory

    GraceWithin
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Do you ever find yourself wondering what your purpose is here on Earth? As each day, week, month and year passes; let us slow down and focus on God’s plan for our lives. 1 Corinthians 10:31 reminds us that “Whatever we do, do EVERYTHING for the glory of God.” No matter what our calling, we can spread God’s Love to others through our actions and kind words.   This design is available as a Scripture fine art print with sweet little birdies and baby clothes on a  laundry line. Perfect for baby’s nursery or laundry room!   Size: 8 x 10 fine art print (no…
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  • This One Gives A Whole New Meaning To: "Fill Her Up"

    lenbrandenburg
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    As with all things, our little excursions into the unknown, the hidden, and the sometimes bizarre, the first step in “seeing” is to open your eyes and look. It took me a long time to learn that fact and with the help of a beautiful lady I finally did. When you open you eyes and “see” you just can’t simply “unsee”. I liken it to a court case when someone says something out of line or irrelevant and the judge then instructs the jury to disregard what they had just heard…how do you do that? In my opinion you can’t. whats seen is seen, whats…
  • Chicago Grandmother Murders Infant, Slits Throat with Power Saw Before Attempting Suicide

    rehadlock
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    At approximately 9:30am on Monday, March 9th, 52 year old Manuela Rodriguez murdered her infant granddaughter (reports range 7mo-9mo old) after the baby would not stop crying. According to the autopsy, baby Rose Herrera died due to “blunt force injuries to the head with suffocation from a sock being placed in her mouth a contributing factor.” The incident took place in the Little Village district of Chicago, Illinois on the 2800 block of South Avers Avenue where Manuela lived with her two daughters and their children (one child each). After Herrera had a sock forcibly…
  • Vintage Baby Gap Denim Jean Jacket 3-12 Months

    shoplocalblog
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:40 am
    Can you guess what year this article was from?
  • With 'kangaroo care,' parents can save their premature babies, just by holding them

    dalia mortada
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:38 pm
    At a hospital in Ethiopia’s capital, Wandamu and his wife Lakish have been in practicing kangaroo care for nearly three weeks. Their heavier, healthier twin, can now sleep on his own and is breast feeding healthily. The smaller twin is still in the “kangaroo” position on his mom’s chest. A modest solution is turning out to be the difference between life and death for thousands of infants born prematurely in the developing world. https://daliamortada.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/03182015_07.mp3 In hospitals like Zeweditu in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa,…
  • Sublime Gadgets: Plush mamaRoo Bouncer Seat by 4moms

    giannibacoo
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Plush mamaRoo Bouncer Seat by 4momsIt moves like you do. The 4Moms mamaRoo infant seat bounces up and down and sways from side to side, just like parents do when comforting their baby. Select from five unique motions, like car ride and tree swing, and five different speeds. Choose from five built-in sounds or connect it to any…Check out Plush mamaRoo Bouncer Seat by 4moms at its original source.
 
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    Babyrazzi

  • Halle Berry Says Maceo Loves His Big Sister Nahla

    BabyRazziSherry
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    This afternoon Halle Berry stopped by to chat with Ellen DeGeneres about her new projects, her new lingerie line and her two adorable kids, Nahla and Maceo.  Halle shared that Maceo, 17 months, is head over heels for his big sister, 7. Nahla just celebrated her 7th birthday and is being a model big sister, says Halle.  She shared on having a boy in the family now,  “Boys are so different.  He’s a good little boy and his sister loves him so much and she is everything to him.  I hope it stays that way because right now everything she does he just loves it and he laughs and he…
  • North West Has A Blast On Easter Egg Hunt – Photos

    BabyRazziSherry
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The Rossdale boys weren’t the only ones getting into the Easter spirit.  Kim Kardashian took her daughter North and a friend to Underwood Farms for an Easter Egg hunt this weekend and shared the fun pictures on Instagram.  She shared the pic of Nori above, beaming over her haul, “Northie was so proud of all of the eggs she found! She wouldn’t stop talking about it all night!” Kim shared several super cute pictures of the girls enjoying the hunt, playing in the sand and even waiting to get their faces painted, too.  Kim captioned them, “Fun day at the farm. …
  • Gwen Stefani Takes Her Boys To See The Easter Bunny

    BabyRazziSherry
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Gwen Stefani and her three boys are getting a jump (hop!) on Easter!  Gwen was snapped out and about with her Rossdale boys, Zuma, Kingston and Apollo, and made a visit to the Easter Bunny! Gwen headed to a mall in Northridge with her parents and her boys.  They did some shopping, grabbed some lunch and then hung out with the Easter Bunny at the photo op area. I love the look Apollo is giving the giant bunny.  Usually at this age kids are a little apprehensive over costumed characters like Santa, etc.  It looks like Apollo handled it pretty well, though! Did you take your kids to visit…
  • Lunchtime Links With Laura Dern

    BabyRazziSherry
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Why is Bruce Jenner crying? (OK!Magazine) Mason Disick hangs with Justin Bieber (Celebrity Baby Scoop) Coco Rocha welcomes a baby girl (Celebrity Babies – People) Things you should never say to a stay at home mom (Lil Sugar) Lady Gaga has a lot to be proud of (SheKnows Entertainment) Tyrese is working on a new children’s book (BlackCelebKids) Angelina Jolie brings her girls to the Kids’ Choice Awards (Hollybaby) Hugh Jackman is hanging up his Wolverine claws (I’m Not Obsessed) Even kids’ shoes are interactive now (Lady & the Blog) Apple CEO Tim Cook is donating his…
  • Patrick Dempsey On Dad Duty With Twins Darby and Sullivan

    BabyRazziSherry
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    McDreamy is on daddy duty!  Patrick Dempsey was spotted picking up his twins, Darby and Sullivan, from soccer practice this weekend. The Grey’s Anatomy star wore all gray as he picked up his boys – cargo pants, a knit hat and a thermal shirt.  The boys donned their soccer uniforms. It looks like Patrick has removed his wedding ring. The actor’s wife filed for divorce in January and it doesn’t look like reconciliation is in the works. Photos by Fameflynet
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    Celebrity Baby Blog

  • Ashley Williams’s Blog: Why I Decided to Have a Home Birth

    Anya
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The path to parenthood was full of decisions for actress Ashley Williams, like whether to deliver at the hospital or have a home birth. And as she considered her options for welcoming her son into the world, Williams, a certified doula, knew there was one place she wanted to give birth: at home with husband Neal Dodson and a trusted birthing team by her side. On Oct. 5, the couple became parents to baby boy Gus, who was born at home on the living room floor, surrounded by Williams’ strong support system. Following the release of a recent study on home births, the new mom and star…
  • Smiling North West Scores Big During Easter Egg Hunt

    Amanda Michelle Steiner
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The Easter Bunny better watch out — North West is hot on his trail! The 21-month-old celebrated the holiday early with an Easter egg hunt, smiling and showing off her bounty in a photo posted by mom Kim Kardashian West on Monday. “Northie was so proud of all the eggs she found!” Kardashian West, 34, Tweeted. “She wouldn’t stop talking about it all night!” Courtesy Kim Kardashian Ever the fashionista, little Nori collected the plastic prizes in a pink and purple basket lined with fluffy faux fur. And if her parents have their way, she could be sharing her…
  • Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood Introduce Son Isaiah

    Jacqueline Andriakos
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    Jason Merritt/Getty Like father, like son! Carrie Underwood introduced her newborn baby boy on Instagram with an adorable photo of Isaiah Michael cuddled up with a miniature hockey stick. “The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoach,” the country singer captioned the shot, which shows the month-old tot asleep with the Predators stick in hand and skates on his feet — a sweet ode to husband Mike Fisher‘s hockey team, who play the Calgary Flames late Sunday afternoon. The “Blown Away” songstress, 32, and Fisher, 34, welcomed…
  • Coco Rocha Welcomes Daughter Ioni James – See Her First Photos!

    mariamercedes
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    D Dipasupil/FilmMagic Coco Rocha is officially a mom! The model, 26, and husband James Conran welcomed daughter Ioni James Conran on Saturday, March 28, the couple announced via social media. “James and I are so proud to welcome into the world our healthy and beautiful baby girl,” Rocha Tweeted, adding the hashtag “#ioniconran.” Conran, an artist, also shared similarly sweet sentiments on his Twitter, writing, “And then 2 became 3! Coco and I are so excited to be joined by our sweet baby girl.” The couple announced that they were expecting their first…
  • Pregnant Jessica Biel Heads to a Roller Rink for a Birthday Party

    mariamercedes
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Jessica Biel‘s due date is rapidly approaching, but she’s not letting her bump slow her down! The mom-to-be, 33, who’s expecting her first child with husband Justin Timberlake any day now, stepped out for a birthday party at Moonlight Rollaway in Glendale, California, on Friday. Biel paired casual white pants with a matching cardigan and grey t-shirt, opting for comfy, strappy sandals. The actress brought a beautiful spring flower arrangement and toted a water bottle to the roller rink party. INF The star and producer of the upcoming The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea has been…
 
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    Easy Baby Life

  • Your Baby’s Sleep Pattern Month By Month

    Paula
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    Does your baby's sleep habits make you confused? Learn what to expect about baby sleep patterns by age and how you can help your baby sleep better. The post Your Baby’s Sleep Pattern Month By Month appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • Tips for A Safe Sleeping Environment For Babies To Prevent SIDS

    Paula
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    Your baby's sleep position is an effective way of preventing SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). This and other tips for a safe sleeping environement for your baby can be found here. The post Tips for A Safe Sleeping Environment For Babies To Prevent SIDS appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • Important Facts About Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

    Paula
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:28 am
    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a great worry for many parents. Learn about the risk factors and how to reduce them for your baby. Info and video. The post Important Facts About Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 10 Bottle-Feeding Tips For Your Baby – Day And Night

    Paula
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    Bottle feeding a baby can be both easy and cozy. Learn how in our bottle feeding guide. Tips even for babies that refuse the bottle and for breastfed babies The post 10 Bottle-Feeding Tips For Your Baby – Day And Night appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 3 Ways to Stop Nursing Baby To Sleep – Gently, No Cry-It-Out

    Paula
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Getting baby to sleep without breastfeeding doesn't have to be hard. Here are tips on how to stop nursing baby to sleep without crying it out. The post 3 Ways to Stop Nursing Baby To Sleep – Gently, No Cry-It-Out appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
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    The Baby Sleep Site - Baby Sleep Help | Toddler Sleep Help | Personalized Sleep Consulting

  • 15 Ways To Mess With a Sleep Obsessed Parent

    Gina Jacobs Thomas
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    For parents of little kids, sleep can often feel about as stable as a straw house. One mild breeze and the whole thing can come crashing down in the form of whines, tantrums, frequent night wakings and a bedtime routine that takes longer than running the Boston Marathon. What makes this all the more frustrating is that we’ve spent so much time and effort building a strong foundation for that delicate structure that any bobble or slight collapse makes us feel like we have to start building all over again. We become the highly underpaid and stressed out General Contractor of a feeble…
  • 5 Facts That Equal Better Toddler Sleep

    Emily DeJeu
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you have a toddler who just won’t sleep well – who’s popping in and out of bed like a jack-in-the-box at bedtime, for instance, or who still wakes frequently at night, or who just won’t take long, restorative, consistent naps, despite your best efforts – then odds are you’re feeling at your wit’s end, and are looking for any (ANY) ideas that’ll help you get your toddler sleeping better. Well, look no further! Today, Renee Frances, author of the adorable Good Night Fairy book series, is here with us today, sharing 5 key facts that will help…
  • The Top 2 Self Soothing Myths BUSTED (We Hate #2!)

    Emily DeJeu
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Google the phrase ‘self soothing’, and you know what you’ll find? You’ll find an assortment of the most contradictory articles you can imagine. You’ll find articles offering you tips on how to help your baby learn to self soothe, as well as articles telling you that self soothing is impossible for babies, and that teaching a baby to self soothe will lead to permanent emotional and psychological damage. Gotta love the internet, right? But seriously, what’s a well-meaning parent to make of all this? As loving moms and dads, we want the best for our children.
  • 25 Nap Time Tips: How To Help Your Baby Nap Better and Longer

    Emily DeJeu
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    We know, parents, we know – judging by what we’re hearing from many of you in our Helpdesk, naps are high on your radar! You want to know how to make them more consistent, how to make them longer, how to make each nap as restorative as possible…in short, you want to become the Nap Jedis. And we get it; a great nap schedule is, after all, one of the keys to sleeping through the night! If you’re struggling with short and inconsistent naps, you’ll definitely want to take a moment to download our free nap guide – it’s a great, easy-to-read guide that…
  • Can Essential Oils REALLY Help Your Baby Sleep?

    Emily DeJeu
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    According to those who use them, essential oils can do a LOT to improve overall health. From getting rid of headaches to speeding healing to promoting relaxation, essential oils provide a ton of health benefits. But what about sleep? Specifically, what about baby sleep? There are a number of oils that allegedly calm, relax, and promote better sleep…but can you use these oils to help your baby sleep? And, most importantly, even if you DO use them, will they actually work? Amy Pond, a Baby Sleep Site® reader, offered to weigh in on this for us. As a big fan of essential oils herself,…
 
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    Playground Confidential

  • 9 must-haves to get through a Canadian winter with baby

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Huge thanks to The Baby Show for sponsoring this post and letting me share all my best Canadian baby advice.  And don’t miss the PROMO CODE at the end! The sun is throwing little slivers of warmth our way, snow banks are shrinking and pedicures are being booked. You can almost smell the spring in the air. Not ... [Read more...]The post 9 must-haves to get through a Canadian winter with baby appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • 7 ways you can learn from my Easter hunt mistakes

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Thanks to Cadbury for sponsoring this post and reminding me to get my Easter hunt game on. Believe it or not, we will be emerging from this deep freeze before you know it, ready to celebrate the reawakening of nature and newness of life that is Easter. And we will do that by hiding chocolate eggs that ... [Read more...]The post 7 ways you can learn from my Easter hunt mistakes appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • I had no idea the Ontario College of Teachers was such a great resource for parents

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    This post is sponsored by the Ontario College of Teachers. Thank you, teachers! On the first day of school, each September, crowds of parents and children gather in the schoolyard. At our school, they shuffle along, peering at class lists taped to the brick wall until they find their child’s name. They breathe a collective ... [Read more...]The post I had no idea the Ontario College of Teachers was such a great resource for parents appeared first on Playground Confidential.
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  • When You’re on the Potter’s Wheel

    Heather
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Fork in the Road The other day, in a moment of grief, looking down at the ground in deep thought, I walked right over this pitiful fork. It was at the edge of the driveway next to the waste container the garbage truck had emptied, limb missing and shattered down the length of her body. She called for my camera to recognize her brokenness. This misshapen fork was me. We had something in common. Something cracked and missing. A need. Pain. I got to thinking about how similar we were and how somebody designed that fork and she had just been trying to serve her purpose, but something had gone…
  • Sundays and Signs of Spring

    Heather
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I don’t know about you, but I am overjoyed that I have a mansion just over the hilltop. Sundays may not be perfect all of the time (rarely), but I feel so blessed to be able to rub shoulders with other saints on Sunday. I love my church family and being around other Christians. They make our walk so much lighter and easier in this life. I love singing the old familiar songs – and reading the history behind them. I love our preacher’s lessons and the passion he shares for the Word. I love taking communion and knowing that my brothers and sisters the world over are sharing in…
  • Celebrating the Moments

    Heather
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    I got some really good advice at an Apologia Homeschool Conference a few years ago … and you’ll have to forgive me for paraphrasing it from memory, but it went something like this: “If you don’t celebrate your life, who will? And if you don’t celebrate and have fun and ENJOY homeschooling… will your kids?” Wow. Let that sink in a bit, homeschool mama. I know it gets difficult in those trenches, but how often are we lamenting our lot while the sun is shining and those little ones are watching us frown? I challenge you (and always myself, too –…
  • Finding a Homeschool Planner that Works for You

    Heather
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    This post is more of a journey through homeschool planning over my entire homeschooling career than a review, but in the end, I did come down to two planners to review – and I mentioned a few others and my experiences as well. If you don’t want the details behind my planner journey, you can scroll to the bottom to read a review between two very popular spiral-bound homeschool planners that I have used the past two years. For the rest of you, who don’t mind my chatter, pull up a chair and bring your favorite drink and snack. This could take a chunk of free time to read…
  • A January Recap

    Heather
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Have you ever been just sucked into such a whirlwind that you felt you were doing good just to make sure your teeth were brushed and all the urgent things of life tended to? Like you were on a wild ride that kept you twirling? Sort of like this guy: Yep. Well, that’s what life has been like for me for a while now. January 2015 has been a speeding bullet. I have missed being able to pause and write about life, because lately I’m doing good just to live it as it corkscrews by. Here’s my pictorial memory bank of January 2015… Benny, Dentist, Mindy, Tony Evans In January,…
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    Nancy's Baby Names

  • The Ultimate ’80s Name-Song Tournament: Final Round

    Nancy Man
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    We’re down to the final 2 songs! You can vote in the ultimate round of the Ultimate ’80s Name-Song Tournament from now until Saturday, but you can only pick one song this time, so choose wisely! I’ll announce the winner on Monday, April 6th. Early ’80s Finalist: “Come on Eileen” (1982) by Dexys Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen” reached #1 on The Billboard Hot 100 in April, 1982. In this tournament, “Come on Eileen” beat “Gloria,” “Jack and Diane,” “Rosanna” and “Valerie” in Round 1a and…
  • Everton Fans Have Baby Boy “EFC”

    Nancy Man
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ready for another soccer-inspired baby name? In December of 2012, Katie Brown and her partner Brian welcomed a baby boy at Liverpool Women’s Hospital in Liverpool, England. They’re big fans of Everton Football Club, so they named their son Elliott Francis Cain, initials E.F.C., in honor of the club. I’m not sure if “Cain” is a middle name or a surname, but while searching for clues I did happen to find a photo of Elliott Francis Cain (EFC) cupcakes. :) Speaking of yummy things, one nickname for Everton F.C. is “The Toffees.” Rival team Liverpool,…
  • The Baby Name Fifinella

    Nancy Man
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Women’s History Month is almost over, so let me squeeze in a post about Fifinella, a rare-but-real name with ties not only to the pioneering female aviators of WWII, but also to Walt Disney, Roald Dahl, Tchaikovsky, and a champion British racehorse. Fifinella began as a children’s Christmas play. It was co-written by Englishmen Barry Jackson and Basil Dean, with music by Norman Hayes. Fifinella was first performed at the Liverpool Repertory Theatre in December of 1912. From “The Stage” Year Book, 1913 The play — sometimes called “Fluffy Nellie”…
  • The Baby Name Saford, a Hillbilly One-Hit Wonder

    Nancy Man
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    In 1941, Saford debuted on the U.S. baby name charts with 11 baby boys — enough to make it the top boy name debut of the year. Clayton and Saford Hall in 1940Never to be seen on the list again, Saford was also the top one-hit wonder name of 1941, and it’s tied for 9th on the list of most popular one-hit wonder boy names of all time. So what’s the story behind this mysterious name? The state-by-state data offers a big clue about the origin of Saford: 1942: unlisted 1941: 11 baby boys named Saford 9 born in Virginia specifically 1940: unlisted The name Saford was inspired by…
  • Popular Baby Names in the Balearic Islands, 2013

    Nancy Man
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    According to data from the Balearic Institute of Statistics (Ibestat), the most popular baby names in the Balearic Islands (an archipelago that belongs to Spain) in 2013 were Maria and Marc. Here are the Balearic Islands’ top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2013: Girl Names Boy Names 1. Maria, 113 baby girls (2.2%) 2. Julia, 102 (1.99%) 3. Carla, 100 (1.95%) 4. Paula 5. Lucia 6. Sofia 7. Aina 8. Emma 9. Laia 10. Marta 1. Marc, 157 baby boys (2.91%) 2. Pau, 106 (1.97%) 3. Hugo, 102 (1.89%) 4. Daniel 5. Joan 6. Alejandro 7. Adam 8. Mohamed 9. Lucas 10. Miquel Maria and Marc were…
 
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  • Splurge / Save – Not What You Might Expect

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Kohl’s and Bloomingdale’s are carrying remarkably similar baby bodysuits. I want your opinion on this. So, when you think of Kohl’s you probably think save and when you think of Bloomingdale’s you probably think splurge. Am I right? Think again. Here’s what I found while looking around on the internet for baby clothes.   Bloomingdale’s $20   Kohl’s $30   Bloomingdale’s $20   Kohl’s $26 What do you think? Remarkably similar, no? I found this quite funny, and definitely unexpected. The post Splurge / Save – Not What…
  • First Comes Baby Then Baby Fat Comes Off With FitTea PostNatal

    admin
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
      Now that I’ve had a baby, losing the baby weight is not the easiest thing to do! I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about if you’ve had a baby before. So… if you, like me, are a mom looking to lose weight post baby– you aren’t alone. I gained over 40 pounds while pregnant! And I just don’t feel like myself. While most of the weight does shed once the baby is born, your post baby body needs help. Eating less just isn’t going to cut it, especially when you feel hungry and still crave things for what seems like all the time.
  • So, I had a baby…

    admin
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    And when you have a baby, especially if it’s a c-section (I know, because my first one wasn’t a c-section and it felt like it was so much easier to recover) you need something extremely comfortable to wear, and I mean extremely because everything hurts. This is especially true for undergarments– thank you too! Seriously, these underwear are (and have been) a life saver. But they’re awesome for anytime use, of course. I had the pleasure of trying the hipster underwear in pink, and the bikini underwear in black (both pictured below) and I loved them (and highly…
  • Expecting? Supplet!

    admin
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    I just had a baby, and although that is joyous (yay, sleepless nights!) there are so many things we need when the baby comes (and before!). Companies that cater to expecting (and new) moms are awesome, which is why I want to cover my review of a wonderful subscription box called Supplet. This box is super helpful, and is chock full of products that mothers can use. My box had helpful samples to introduce baby appropriate products to me– they also included a full size bottle of Bundle Organics juice (these juices are OBGYN recommended). It’s a nice surprise coming home to a box of…
  • Free Spring Fling Welcome Box for New Maven Subscribers

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    11 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    (Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.) Photo is representative of the products included, however actual colors and bonus products may vary based on stock availability. It’s been a long winter and just in time for warmer temperatures and sunny skies, Julep has a new Maven subscriber welcome box offer that you will love. Fun brights and a top-notch beauty bonus is what you will receive in the Spring Fling Welcome Box and it’s free for new Maven subscribers (a $58 value). As a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trend setting colors and top-rated beauty…
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  • Contours Options Elite Tandem Review

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Contours have consistently put out excellent strollers, and their tandems have been met with great reviews in years past. The Options Elite gives you seven seating options for your two children. If you have twins, this stroller is a great choice because it accommodates two infant car seats. One car seat adapter is included with purchase, and most major car seat brands are accepted. This tandem Contours stroller has a convenient standing fold, and folds with both seats attached. While it is a hefty 38 pounds, it has all the features you could want, like a generous storage basket with zippered…
  • Baby Jogger City Mini ZIP Giveaway

    12 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Baby Jogger is giving away a new City Mini ZIP! Enter here for your chance to win. You have until March 26th. The City Mini Zip has all the wonderful features you love on the original City Mini, but Baby Jogger's upped the game by trimming the weight by almost a pound and giving it a new fold. The fold is a 3D effect - you have the standard fold in half, then it folds again lengthwise. This means that the folded size is 1/8 the volume of the open stroller, which also means more travel convenience and storage easier for you. Find out more about the City Mini ZIP and check out a demo video.
  • Graco Relay Performance Jogger

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Entering into the world of high-performance joggers, Graco introduces the Relay. Unlike other high-performance joggers or all-terrain strollers, the Relay includes all the accessories we come to expect like a child's cup holder/bumper bar, parent cup holders and adequate storage. But all those accessories don't add up to a huge amount of bulk. The Relay weighs only 28 pounds, holds your child up to 50 pounds and can accommodate a total weight of 70 pounds. Pretty amazing, plus you will get a phenomenal workout pushing an extra 70 pounds. The Relay is made with avid joggers in mind. Discover…
  • UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Enhancements

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    The UPPAbaby Cruz is a lightweight reversing seat (convertible) stroller designed with both parents and babies in mind; it is an engineered system that offers maximum flexibility from birth through the toddler years as your baby grows. With UPPAbaby's constant innovation and striving to improve, this year's Cruz has had a couple of improvements. It has larger rear-wheel tires and now includes a bumper bar, which used to be available for purchase only. The review page for the UPPAbaby Cruz has been improved. Lots more BIGGER photos and includes all the new changes for the UPPAbaby Cruz 2015.
  • Graco FastAction Fold Duo: New Side-by-Side

    12 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    You want an easy fold, a side-by-side double stroller? You got it with Graco's FastAction Fold Duo Click Connect. The sturdy frame is narrow enough for standard doorways, and it holds your children up to 50 pounds in each seat. Your children will love riding in this stroller because of the comfortable seat padding and deep recline. Each seat has a generous sun canopy with pop-out visors and mesh viewing windows that encourage air circulation. Pivoting, removable cup holders keep your little ones happy. Mom enjoys lots of storage space beneath the seats that are easy to access, even with the…
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    The cutie files

  • Happy Birthday Lucia, you are one and Spring is here

    Emily Davila
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Lucia is now one and she does not want me to blog. Or if I do, it must be only with one hand while I hold her. She got sick on Friday, and but we went and had the party anyway on Saturday. Her teething is the worst it has ever been, so I couldn’t put her down today and Elena took the opportunity to give herself a hair cut. You did what?! I think this was inspired by her theatre debut as a Spinnen in “Unter Guerillas,” a live, big band dance show in St. Augustin. We went to two dress rehearsals this week, and Elena even wore lipstick! (She was supposed to wear mascara, but…
  • The days are long but the years are short

    Emily Davila
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Saturday morning random thoughts: This is sleeping in.  I awake at 8am to someone hovering over me breathing loudly. “Elena, go get the I-pad”. One hour more of sleep, then banana waffles, dance party, and by 12:37 the house is thoroughly trashed.  This weekend we have to do volunteer hours for Carousel, Elena’s preschool, so I will spend four of my “free” hours cleaning the gymnasium. Lucia is a “kleine crabbler” and she is fast. Her favorite thing is to stand up in her high chair which is totally death-defying. Lucia in the basket with Ella. Elena…
  • Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas

    Emily Davila
    28 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Birthday! Christmas! Abuelos! Crawling! How many exclamation points can one blog handle?  And, I must say, it is a lot for one mama to handle as well.  I just learned that the U.S. Ambassador to the Security Council, one of my personal heroes, Samantha Power, has two small children.  When she was confirmed by the Senate, she had a 14-month old.  Talk about having it all: can you imagine negotiating a ceasefire in Syria after a long night of teething? Absolutely not. I can’t say the last two months have been easy. Luis was in Peru for COP20 for most of December, and before that he…
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Emily Davila
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Thanksgiving!  A great holiday, and one that for the last six years has been challenged by the climate change convention.  It always is the case that the Friday after T-day, Luis has to fly across the world to work his butt off with a bunch of governments who can’t agree on the future of our planet.  Grand bargain aside, it messes up a perfectly good holiday.   We threw a party anyway, and now that I am on my own for almost three weeks with the girls, my turkey leftovers seem limitless. I am going on three days now and still am not tired of them. Take me with you! So, on the big…
  • The secret lives of My Little Ponies

    Emily Davila
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Time for my show. Today when we were driving to preschool Elena told me that she was Twilight Sparkle and Lucia was Pinkie Pie.  I am Rainbow Dash (yes!) and Papa is Apple Jack.  In case you hadn’t guessed, she has been watching a lot of My Little Pony.  Grandma is Rarity.  Diana is Princess Celestia, and Alex is the King.  Ragan is Fluttershy.  So that’s sorted. I figure there is only a small window of my life when I will know the names of all the My Little Ponies.  And I can actually appreciate Elena’s logic. My little alpaca. Since September, Elena has been going…
 
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    Baby First Year

  • Autism awareness event, infant care class

    Admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Autism Delaware Smart Cookie Day Autism Delaware will certainly commemorate World Autism Awareness Day Thursday at Legislative Hall in Dover. Delaware households whose liked ones are autistic will certainly inform their individual stories while distributing cookies to their state lawmakers. There will certainly be an interview at 12:39 p.m. on the steps of Legislative Hall […]
  • Get Rid Of Baby Hiccups A Lot After Feeding

    Admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Get Rid Of Baby Hiccups A Lot After Feeding – www.BabyFirstYear.Org, When your baby was settling in your uterus, you most likely felt a balanced pulse or jerk from time to time. Likely, your baby was hiccupping. After birth, children will certainly hiccup, in some cases numerous times a day. Viewing a newborn hiccup can […]
  • How a Baby Monitor Can Help Deaf Parents?

    Admin
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:38 am
    A lot of parents will certainly take their baby’s crying in the night for given. The scenario is extremely various for any deaf parent out there. Then it can end up being really aggravating, if you are incapable to hear you baby. Even even worse is that when you are unable to hear your baby, […]
  • How to Deliver Twins? Do I Have To Have A Cesarean?

    Admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Your possibility of a Cesarean birth is higher than if you were pregnant with a single child if you are pregnant with twins. When your children are provided through a cut produced in your abdominal area and uterus, a C-section happens. The surgical treatment can be arranged by your obstetrician or might be unforeseen, unintended, […]
  • Baby Won’t Stop Crying at Night – What Need to do?

    Admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Baby Won’t Stop Crying at Night – What Need to do? – BabyFirstYear.org, Is that exactly what you’re nervous about? Well, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, all babies cry a total amount of one to 4 hours a day and occasionally (specifically during the night) it looks like it’s a lot more than […]
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  • Autism awareness event, infant care class

    Admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Autism Delaware Smart Cookie Day Autism Delaware will certainly commemorate World Autism Awareness Day Thursday at Legislative Hall in Dover. Delaware households whose liked ones are autistic will certainly inform their individual stories while distributing cookies to their state lawmakers. There will certainly be an interview at 12:39 p.m. on the steps of Legislative Hall […]
  • Get Rid Of Baby Hiccups A Lot After Feeding

    Admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Get Rid Of Baby Hiccups A Lot After Feeding – www.BabyFirstYear.Org, When your baby was settling in your uterus, you most likely felt a balanced pulse or jerk from time to time. Likely, your baby was hiccupping. After birth, children will certainly hiccup, in some cases numerous times a day. Viewing a newborn hiccup can […]
  • How a Baby Monitor Can Help Deaf Parents?

    Admin
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:38 am
    A lot of parents will certainly take their baby’s crying in the night for given. The scenario is extremely various for any deaf parent out there. Then it can end up being really aggravating, if you are incapable to hear you baby. Even even worse is that when you are unable to hear your baby, […]
  • How to Deliver Twins? Do I Have To Have A Cesarean?

    Admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Your possibility of a Cesarean birth is higher than if you were pregnant with a single child if you are pregnant with twins. When your children are provided through a cut produced in your abdominal area and uterus, a C-section happens. The surgical treatment can be arranged by your obstetrician or might be unforeseen, unintended, […]
  • Baby Won’t Stop Crying at Night – What Need to do?

    Admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Baby Won’t Stop Crying at Night – What Need to do? – BabyFirstYear.org, Is that exactly what you’re nervous about? Well, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, all babies cry a total amount of one to 4 hours a day and occasionally (specifically during the night) it looks like it’s a lot more than […]
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  • 7 of the best Easter bunny crafts

    ebabee likes
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    I don’t really know why but I always get much more excited about Easter crafts than I do about Christmas or any other occasion.  With this in mind, last week I shared some fabulous Easter egg decorating ideas and the week before I had some adorable Easter bunny card printables created especially for you.  This week I have another fab free printable coming for you but today I wanted to share some fun and unusual Easter bunny crafts to try out over the holidays.  I went looking and here are my favourites: This is such a cute idea to make your own bunny t-shirts.  You could actually…
  • Friday chat: Conversations with a 6 year old

    ebabee likes
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Kids really do say the funniest and sweetest things ever.  Lately I’ve been making a great effort to write down some of the stuff that Anya has been saying because I really want to remember it.  These little conversation gems won’t be around forever and will get less and less frequent as she gets older.  I was looking through my book of these notes and I thought I would share a few here for a light-hearted end to the week: I was reading the Observer food monthly (kids special) which had an interview with Nathan Outlaw talking about his kids and how adventurous they are with…
  • Magical kids rooms

    ebabee likes
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    When you think of decorating a kids room, I think your mind instinctively goes to white and bright colours.  I’ve been thinking a lot about colours for Anya’s new room which I will be decorating as soon as the builders are out of our new home.   My initial instinct was to go with lots of white and add touches of pink and grey, maybe black too.  But recently I have been coming across darker and dreamy kids rooms and I am loving them more than I thought possible.  There is something so magical about these rooms that bright colours just don’t bring.  Each of these rooms…
  • Best tips on how to take photos of moving kids

    ebabee likes
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another photography tips post.  Last Wednesday I shared the best photo filter apps and before that it was tips on taking better iphone photos of your kids.  This week it’s about taking photo’s of your kids who cannot sit still!  I know from my own experience that Anya is constantly moving and the more I ask her to stay still, the more she jumps around while I’m trying to snap pictures.  I also know I’m not alone because since starting my photography series, many of you have said the same and quite a few have…
  • Inspiring stories: Allison from Asolon baby clothing

    ebabee likes
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    I’ve been thinking about doing some interviews for a while.  But I didn’t want to just chat about products or brands, I wanted it to be something more than that.  I wanted get to know the person behind any venture and to talk to people who were truly inspiring and could teach us all something.  Then it came to me – I would interview people who have overcome something to get to where they are.  Simple as this may sound – it’s not.  Once you read the the interview below you will know what I mean. If you have ever found yourself wallowing in self pity over the…
 
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  • Sunday's Best - #13

    3 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Welcome to Week 13 of  Mother 2 Mother's Sunday's Best Linkup.  This is the last week for our Spring Forward theme. We will be starting our April Showers theme next week. We will be looking for indoor activities, recipes, crafts, DIY, organizational, garden preparation, SEO and blogging tips for those rainy days.  This week we're celebrating the thaw across the country! Please linkup Easter posts, crafts, recipes, gardening, decorating ideas, room makeovers, Easter tablescapes, spring cleaning and organizational tips. Blow the dust off your old posts…
  • Guest Post - 5 Fun Summer Activities For Your Kids

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:23 pm
    It’s about that time of the year again when the sun will shine bright, the birds will sing loud, the flowers will be in full bloom and everyone will flock the beaches. Summer’s round the corner, and my little ones could not be happier. Sure enough, along with the freedom to build sandcastles on the beaches and play long hours in the pool, they also have a long break to look forward to. The problem’s mine; I have to think of new ways to keep them occupied throughout the summer to avoid hearing their “we-are-so-bored” rants right from the third day of their vacation. Well, if your…
  • 9 Kid's Easter Breakfast Ideas

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Easter is around the corner! My grandchildren will be visiting, and I wanted to celebrate Easter Sunday with a fun breakfast. I decided to search out Easter Bunny breakfast ideas and thought I would share my roundup.  I'm not the most artistic person, so I searched for ideas that I could create without too much of a struggle. Here's what I found: 1.  Pancake Bunny 1 - Found this adorable little guy at Crafty Morning. Simple to make, 3 pancakes of various sizes and a little whipped cream.  2.  Pancake Bunny 2 - Found this bunny on I Heart Publix. Number 2 and Number 8…
  • Sunday's Best - #12

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Welcome to Week 12 of  Mother 2 Mother's Sunday's Best Linkup.  We've started our Spring Forward theme. I'm sad to say, I was hit with 3 inches of snow in my part of the world Friday, but I'm hopeful warm weather is around the corner. I need to see green soon!   Please help me thaw out by celebrating the arrival of warm weather with your Easter posts, crafts, recipes, gardening, decorating ideas, room makeovers, tablescapes, spring cleaning and organizational tips. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don't have posts that fit into the…
  • How To Make A Frugal Easter Wreath

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    Do you like my frugal Easter wreath?  Since winter is officially over, I removed my winter wreath.  My daughter and her family will be visiting next week for Easter, so I wanted a casual wreath to welcome them. The wreath is only going to be up for a few weeks, so I didn't want to spend a fortunate purchasing one. I had a old wreath laying around, so I headed to the Dollar Tree to for items to make one. I purchased 2 bags of plastic Easter eggs, a bunny and a handful of flower sprigs. The total cost for items $10.00. Not bad for a wreath that will be hanging 2 - 3 weeks, what…
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    Life on Planet Baby

  • The Sleepy Mommy

    Janet
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:27 pm
    It’s been 2 months since my beautiful baby girl was born and i’m really starting to feel the tiredness creep in. Night after night we sit up awake, feeding and nursing so we can both go back to sleep. It seems as if my little lady has her own thoughts on what a good time to wake up is, and more often than not it is sometime between 1 and 5 am. Despite the lack of sleep, it’s been a magical journey so far and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Even the lack of sleep might be something we don’t have to worry about for too much longer. Our DD has (as of this week)…
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    Sleep Sisters

  • Spring Forward: Families of Early Risers Rejoice!

    Melissa Zdrodowski
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    This Sunday in most of the U.S., we will be turning our clocks forward one hour. The Spring time change tends to less disruptive than the one in the Fall. At this time change, it’s easiest for most of us to do nothing in preparation – just change the clocks on Sunday am – perhaps because it’s […]
  • 5 Tips to Improve Sleep at Daycare

    Debbie Sasson
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Daycare Rant….A Follow-Up I heard from many of you after my last post about daycare….It seems I’m not alone in my concern and, of course, I’m not surprised! I know that there are many parents who are concerned about their child’s lack of sleep at school and often feel like their hands are tied – […]
  • No Rest for My Daycare Kid…A Mother’s (and Sleep Consultant’s) Rant

    Debbie Sasson
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are parents who are passionate about lots of things. I run into parents who are really sticklers about no television for their kids. Others who are passionate about breast feeding and many who care deeply about foods/pesticides/organic/non GMOs for their children. All of these parents are crusaders – mothers and fathers who are fighting […]
  • Avoid the Pitfalls of “Fall Back”

    Sleep Sisters
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    On Sunday, November 2nd, most of us in the U.S. will be turning our clocks back one hour. Just the thought of this change instills panic in parents who have just gotten their little one on that great routine! This fall time change is more challenging than our “spring forward” change. Changing our clocks even […]
  • 6 Travel Hacks for Sound Sleep with Kids

    Melissa Zdrodowski
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    We all want a change of scenery now and then, especially during the summer months. But if you have a baby or young child, you may wonder if that beachfront vacation is going to be worth it when your kid can’t sleep! Changes to routine and environment can derail even the best sleepers. Here are […]
 
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    Incredible Infant

  • Do Cradle Cap Products Really Work? (It’s Testing Time.)

    Heather
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Sometimes the best way to determine if something works, is to try it yourself. We had several moms give these popular cradle cap products a test run. Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! Do Cradle Cap Products Really Work? (It’s Testing Time.)
  • Our Baby’s Milk Protein Allergy: How We Battled the Big Bad Milk Monster – and Won

    Heather
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Does your baby have a milk protein allergy? Chelsea shares the signs to watch for and what to do if your baby has a milk protein allergy that needs help. Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! Our Baby’s Milk Protein Allergy: How We Battled the Big Bad Milk Monster – and Won
  • 5 Photo-Worthy Baby Spring Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

    Heather
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    The cutest baby clothing spring trends for your Little Man or Perfect Princess, along with coupons to keep your wallet green. Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! 5 Photo-Worthy Baby Spring Trends You Don’t Want to Miss
  • The ABC’s of Moving Your Baby to One Nap (Without Losing Your Mind)

    Heather
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Is it time for your baby to switch to a single nap every day? If so, how do you make that process as painless as possible? These simple ABC's make it easy. Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! The ABC’s of Moving Your Baby to One Nap (Without Losing Your Mind)
  • Baby Bonus! What Parenthood Does For Your Taxes

    Heather
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    One of the greats benefits to having a baby (especially this time of year) is TAX BREAKS. Let me lay out, in "tired parent terms," what those are and how to use them. Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! Baby Bonus! What Parenthood Does For Your Taxes
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  • Simple and Stress-free Game Ideas for Baby Showers

    Jennifer K
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Baby showers are celebrations of new life, even before the expecting mother gives birth. These parties are usually attended by her female relatives and friends, although men are also welcome to join in the festivities. One of the most common...
  • Baby Tunes Trivia Game For Baby Showers

    Jennifer K
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Baby Tunes Trivia (or Name that Baby Tune, if you prefer!) is such a great game to play at baby showers. It’s simple and fun, and because it’s played with music, it adds a special touch that really helps the...
  • What Baby Shower Games Should You Play? Tips For Planning Games Successfully

    Jennifer K
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Deciding what baby shower games to play at a baby shower can be a little overwhelming, and adds a slightly increased amount of stress to planning a shower without games. No matter how you decide to proceed with planning the...
  • Choosing Baby Shower Games

    Jennifer K
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Baby showers have been a tradition for a long time now. Chances are high you’ve attended at least one in your lifetime. The chances are even higher that won’t be the only one you attend. If a close friend or...
  • How to Throw a Baby Shower Without a Lot of Money

    Jennifer K
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    So you’re planning a baby shower for your best friend but don’t have the finances to back up all your ideas. First of all, get rid of the worry lines on your head and have a calming cup of tea....
 
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    Parent Guide

  • Best Diaper Pail: An Expert Buyers Guide

    Jess Miller
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Nothing smells worse than a stinky diaper. In fact, your regular trash can will smell like roses compared to the horror that your baby can unleash into a diaper. A diaper pail is just the thing you need to prevent the smell of dirty diapers from wafting through your home. Choosing the perfect diaper pail can be a downright chore. What works for other parents may not be suitable for you. If you are new to the world of diaper pails then there are many questions that you will need answered such as: What on earth is a diaper pail? What are the different types of diaper pails? How do I compare one…
  • How to choose the best cloth diaper for your baby

    Jess Miller
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    There are two choices when it comes to diapering your baby. Disposable diapers and cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are a very effective poop catching solution that could potentially save you huge amounts of money during your baby’s early years. Cloth diapering can be confusing. Before I learned the ins and outs of cloth diapering it absolutely baffled me. What is the best cloth diaper? What cloth diaper is perfect for my little one? There are so many questions that need answers. Fortunately, I have done the hard work for you. By the time you have finished reading this guide you will able to…
  • Best Diaper Changing Pad For Your Baby

    Jess Miller
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:22 am
    You smell that? No, it’s not the smell of success (I imagine that would smell better). It’s your baby’s overflowing diaper, and it needs to be changed. Again. Quick, over to the diaper changing pad to begin Operation: Poop Cleanup. What? You don’t have a diaper changing pad? It’s a necessary piece of baby equipment. Not only does it protect your baby from dirty surfaces but also helps prevent diaper leaks from spilling over the changing area. Less cleaning up? Sounds great. So now you have decided to buy a diaper changing table for your baby. The problem is, there are so many…
  • How to choose the best baby bib for your child

    Jess Miller
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    As a parent, you will quickly discover that meal times are messy. It is surprising how little of each meal actually ends up in your baby’s mouth. Baby bibs are a fantastic solution to keeping food off your little ones clothes (and everywhere else) during meal time. Baby bibs come in all manner of different sizes, shapes and materials. How do you determine which bib is right for your baby? I have created a super detailed guide on baby bibs that will provide you with all the information you need find the perfect bib for your baby. Once you have finished reading this guide you will be an a…
  • How to store and organize your kids bath toys

    Jess Miller
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    Bath toy storage is a fantastic way to keep your bathroom neat and tidy . If your child plays with toys splashing around in the bath tub then you will definitely need a place to store them. There are so many different types of bath toy storage options available, each claiming it is better than the next. How do you determine what type of bath toy storage is best for you? I have created a super detailed guide that will provide you with all the information you need to find the perfect bath toy storage. Once you have finished reading this guide you will be a bath toy storage expert. Use the links…
 
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  • Why We Love…Cheeky Chompers

    berryblogger
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    Cheeky Chompers combines our two passions: Innovative, fantastically useful products and supporting other entrepreneurial mums! The company was founded by two mums while they were on maternity leave.  They had the brilliant idea of a neckerchief and a comforter with a teether attached.  They were brave enough to take their idea to the Dragon’s Den and after sourcing the best materials and manufacturers right here in the UK their products went on sale. We all know how useful a neckerchief can be to protect out little one’s clothes from dribble and milk spills but we think it is truly…
  • How To Celebrate Mother’s Day With Your Baby!

    berryblogger
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    So we know your little ones aren’t old enough to spoil you this Mother’s day. But why not spoil each other and spend some quality time with your little one. Mother’s Day with baby is a great excuse to pamper yourself and your tot. Here are our top ideas of special ways to spend your day. Share a story Every child no matter how young loves to snuggle up with mum and share a story. Our all time favourite book for mummy and child bonding is Guess How Much I Love you by Sam McBratney. Curl up and enjoy! Share a bath If you think your little one loves bath time anyway you wait to see…
  • Introducing The CozyGlo – Keeping Guard While You Sleep!

    berryblogger
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    At BerryClever it is our mission to bring to our members the very best and most exciting baby and kids products. As two working mums it is also our pleasure to support other working mums who are looking to launch innovative and clever products. So, when we came across Katherine Homfray and her brilliant new product the Cozyglo we were super excited as it combined these two passions! When Katherine had her first baby Grace she was very disappointed with the range of nightlights available so she designed her own! The Cozyglo is a multi- purpose nightlight which comes in three fantastic designs.
  • Top 5 Tips For Second Time Mums

    berryblogger
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    We’ve teamed up with Jo Smith, author of the fabulous blog Carson’s Mummy to provide some handy hints and tips for mums who have a second one on the way. Involve your child from pregnancy and beyond The last thing you want is a jealous child on your hands upon the arrival of your second, trust me. Take them to your 20 week scan, let them feel the kicks, let them watch their sibling take shape whilst cocooned in their beautiful mummy’s tummy. Take them to the shops to choose a welcome gift for their new brother/sister and have one ready for them from the baby as well.  When…
  • Why We Love…The LumiPotti

    berryblogger
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:25 am
    The LumiPotti really is an ingenious potty and a brilliant way to get your little one dry at night. As all us mums know getting our little ones dry at night is a serious challenge! We all get to the stage when we want to get rid of the costly night time pull up nappies but the outcome of trying normally results in a wet bed! This is why we were so excited when we came across the LumiPotti. The LumiPotti has a brilliant in built sensor which automatically detects movement in the room. Once the senor has been activated the light on the potty comes on so that your little one can safely and…
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    Baby Monitor 101

  • Multi-Room Baby Monitors

    Baby Monitor
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Need to keep an eye of a little tyke in two different rooms, but don’t want to buy two separate baby video systems? Well, you’re in luck because there are actually quite a few dual camera baby monitor systems that you can get. To help you out, here is a quick reference guide on some of the choices available and how you can pick the right one for your baby monitoring needs. Best Selling Multiple Camera Baby Monitors Here are a few of the top and high-quality Multiple Camera baby monitor in current market: Summer Infant Dual View Digital Video Baby Monitor This is a monitoring…
  • Summer Infant In View Digital Video Monitor Review

    Baby Monitor
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    If you’re looking for a high-tech way to monitor every move of your newborn baby, then the Summer Infant in View Digital Video Monitor is perfect for you. To help you decide on whether or not it’s exactly what you want, here is a brief overview on this super advanced baby monitoring system by Summer Infant What it’s All About The Summer Infant in View Digital Video Monitor is a dynamic digital monitoring system that comes equipped with a camera that has digital zoom and a 5-inch LCD handheld unit. In addition to having digital zoom, the camera also features a swivel design…
  • The Best Baby Monitors for Deaf Parents

    Ben Lee
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:18 am
    When you’re a hearing impaired parent, you might think that you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to the baby monitors that you can get to keep an eye on your child. The thing is, there are quite a few baby monitoring systems available for people who have a hard time hearing. Plus, there are even monitors specifically designed for those who have no hearing at all. To learn about which ones are the best out there and how to choose the perfect one for you, check out this guide that focuses on the best baby monitors for deaf parents and caregivers. Best Selling Baby Monitors…
  • Snuza Baby Monitors Review

    Ben Lee
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Keeping track of your little one is important when he or she is an infant. The thing is, as a parent, you can’t spend every waking moment with your new son or daughter. So to give yourself piece of mind that your baby is okay, turn to Snuza Baby Monitors. A relatively new brand on the market, Snuza monitors offer an innovative way to keep track of your child. Product Overview Unlike traditional baby monitors that are designed to be placed near your baby, like on a dresser or shelf near your child, Snuza baby monitors are made to be actually be attached right to your baby. Well, to your…
  • Baby Monitors for Twins

    Ben Lee
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    You just learned that you have two new little ones on the way and you want to be prepared for when they arrive. So, to help you pick out the right baby monitor to get the job done for watching twins, here is a guide on some of the top baby monitors for watching two different babies at one time. The Options There are actually a lot of different options when it comes to video baby monitors that allow you to keep track of twins at the same time. Top baby monitors for twins on the current market: Here are a few of the top baby monitors for twins that are currently on the market: Motorola Wireless…
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    Mom's Stroller Reviews

  • 2015 Mamas & Papas Armadillo XT Stroller Review

    Susan Brian
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:26 pm
    If you are confused by all the Armadillos running around, you are not along. Mamas & Papas decided to take over the stroller market by making every kind of Armadillo possible. They are only missing a jogger at this point. LOL. Anyways, there are total of five different models in Armadillo series: Armadillo, Armadillo XT, Armadillo City, Armadillo […]
  • 2015 Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip XT Stroller Review

    Susan Brian
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    The Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip XT is finally here! I’ve been getting a tons of emails from parents asking me about Flip XT model and how it is different from the original Flip. So, I was very exited to test it out. In case you are getting lost with all the Armadillos out there, there […]
  • Graco Faces Huge Fine After Stroller Recall

    Susan Brian
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    OMG! I just saw this in the news and wanted to share with you. As you know, in 2014 Graco has recalled 11 stroller models, more than 4.7 million strollers in response to reports of children getting their fingers amputated. Also, more than six million car seats were recalled in 2014 after a defect was found that involved car […]
  • Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller Review

    Susan Brian
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The Mountain Buggy Nano is the best travel stroller ever made! I’ve tested a lot of different stroller and I can tell you for sure that Nano beats them all when it comes to traveling. It’s super light, super compact, and you can even turn it into a travel system! I know, it’s hard to […]
  • 2015 UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller Review

    Susan Brian
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:41 pm
    As you all know for 2015 UPPAbaby has updated its line of strollers. While 2015 Vista got a whole face lift, the Cruz got new larger rear wheels and now comes with included bumper bar. That’s all. Everything else stayed the same. The whole UPPAbaby line of strollers have new pretty colors to choose from. […]
 
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    MomTricks

  • 7 Simple Ways To Cope With Baby's Witching Hour

    MomTricks Jen
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The horrifyingly-named "witching hour" can be a pain to deal with. Here are 7 ways to make it a little more tolerable. The post 7 Simple Ways To Cope With Baby's Witching Hour appeared first on MomTricks.
  • FAQ: Can You Get a Tattoo While Breastfeeding?

    MomTricks Jen
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Is it safe to get a tattoo as a breastfeeding mom? Find out why I think it's a terrible idea and why you should wait it out! The post FAQ: Can You Get a Tattoo While Breastfeeding? appeared first on MomTricks.
  • Mom's Guide 2015: The Best Nursing Covers For Breastfeeding Privacy

    MomTricks Jen
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Nursing covers are a godsend for those of us who want to breastfeed in public but feel a little bashful about it. See my favorite choices inside! The post Mom's Guide 2015: The Best Nursing Covers For Breastfeeding Privacy appeared first on MomTricks.
  • Mom's Guide 2015: The Best Baby Car Mirror For Safe Travel

    MomTricks Jen
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:42 am
    Rear-facing car seats make it hard to keep an eye on baby while we're driving, but a backseat mirror makes it simple! The post Mom's Guide 2015: The Best Baby Car Mirror For Safe Travel appeared first on MomTricks.
  • 121 Positive Natural Birth Stories: Inspirational & Motivational

    MomTricks Jen
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    These natural birth stories will inspire you! A list of only positive, affirming stories that encourage natural birth. The post 121 Positive Natural Birth Stories: Inspirational & Motivational appeared first on MomTricks.
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    Best Reusable Diapers

  • GroVia Hybrid Reviews

    rdiapers
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Do you have any idea how many disposable diapers each baby uses? The answer is 8,000! That’s 8,000 disposable diapers for each baby. There must be a better solution out there. Well the good news is that there is a great solution. GroVia Hybrid Diapers. GroVia Hybrid Reviews: What Are GroVia Hybrid Diapers Looking for honest GroVia Hybrid Reviews? Then read on… The GroVia Hybrid Diapers are different to their cloth diapers. And both have their advantages and disadvantages. So what exactly is the GroVia Hybrid Diapers? They are still reusable diapers like the cloth diapers, but they…
  • GroVia Reviews

    rdiapers
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Are you tired of going to the store to buy disposable diapers? Do you have any idea how many disposable diapers your baby will need? 8,000! That’s the number of disposable diapers your baby will need. That’s a lot of trips to the store and a LOT of money! What’s even worse is that these diapers are not bio degradable. They will still be sitting in our landfills in 500 years. Looking for a greener and better option to disposable diapers? What you have been looking for is GroVia reusable diapers. GroVia Reviews: What Are GroVia Diapers? Looking for honest GroVia Reviews? Let’s…
  • Kawaii Diapers Reviews

    rdiapers
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Does it seem like your baby goes through thousands of diapers? How many do you go through each day? 5 or so? The reason it seems like your baby goes through thousands of diapers is because they do. In the US, the average baby goes through around 8,000 diapers! I’ll give you a second to realize how much money that is! What if you have a second baby? That’s another 8,000! There must be a better way. A way that’s cheaper and better for the environment. Well there is! Reusable diapers is the answer. They can be used many times over. They quickly pay for themselves both in terms of money…
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