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  • Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy can damage future child's lungs

    Infant's Health News -- ScienceDaily
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Women who are exposed to traffic pollution while pregnant are increasing the chances of damaging the lungs of their unborn children, concludes a study. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a widely used marker of traffic-related air pollution, and benzene levels can reflect industrial activities and are considered as a surrogate for a mixture of predominantly traffic-driven pollutants. Both were used as indicators of pollution in the areas in which the women lived.
  • My Eyelash Envy Solved: Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

    Posh*Little Blog
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    I admit I've had eyelash envy lately. My kids were all blessed with my husbands long luscious eyelashes. Like seriously long. Like touch your eyebrows long. I used to love my eyelashes for their natural curl and not ever having to use an eyelash curler but compared to my hubby/kids... they are super short. So short in fact that my eyelash envy has lead me to start using Latisse. I'm loving my longer lashes thanks to Latisse but I am not great about putting it on every night, don't love the cost and my lashes aren't really any thicker. They didn't quite have that is-she-wearing-fake-eyelashes…
  • 10month Cutie Boy Z & his wonderful Family...

    WordPress Tag: Infant
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
  • Donald Faison And Cacee Cobb Expecting Another Baby!

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Rocco Faison is getting another sibling!  Cacee Cobb and Donald Faison announced this afternoon that they are expecting their second child together! Donald took to Instagram today to simply share the photo above with no caption.  Little Rocco wore a yellow t-shirt and Donald used a graphics program to add a bow tie, balloons and the words “I’m a Big Brother” across the shirt.  What a fun way to announce their baby news! This will be the second child for Cacee and the sixth for Donald who has four other children from previous relationships.  He is dad to Sean, 17, twins…
  • Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb Expecting Second Child

    Celebrity Baby Blog
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Kopaloff/FilmMagic It’s time for Donald Faison to get out his scrubs — he’s going to be a dad again! The Exes actor and his wife CaCee Cobb are expecting their second child together, he announced Tuesday on Instagram. Faison let the couple’s 14-month-old son Rocco make the big reveal in a fun photo, which was edited to show him wearing a tee that reads “I’m a Big Brother!!” and holding a bouquet of balloons. During her first pregnancy, Cobb — who relied on best friend Jessica Simpson, who was pregnant with son Ace at the time —…
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    Infant's Health News -- ScienceDaily

  • Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy can damage future child's lungs

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Women who are exposed to traffic pollution while pregnant are increasing the chances of damaging the lungs of their unborn children, concludes a study. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a widely used marker of traffic-related air pollution, and benzene levels can reflect industrial activities and are considered as a surrogate for a mixture of predominantly traffic-driven pollutants. Both were used as indicators of pollution in the areas in which the women lived.
  • Group B streptococcus incidence rises significantly among newborns despite widespread adoption of prevention initiatives

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Group B streptococcus, a major cause of serious infectious diseases including sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia, has increased by about 60% among infants younger than 3 months in the Netherlands over the past 25 years despite the widespread use of prevention strategies, new research has found.
  • Work to improve children's health should start before mother becomes pregnant

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    The key to making future generations healthier could lie before the mother becomes pregnant, researchers believe. In a new article, they say that a greater understanding is needed of the role of maternal nutrition in preconception and its impact on the child, adding that while the evidence published to date provides useful ways to improve the health of children, it also raises many questions.
  • Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn stress hormones, DNA, study finds

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The effects of smoking during pregnancy, and its impact on the stress response in newborn babies, has been the focus of recent study. The research indicates that newborns of mothers who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy show lower levels of stress hormones, lowered stress response, and alterations in DNA for a gene that regulates passage of stress hormones from mother to fetus.
  • Pre-eclampsia may be caused by the fetus, not the placenta, says expert

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Pre-eclampsia, the potentially deadly condition that affects pregnant women, may be caused by problems meeting the oxygen demands of the growing fetus, according to experts. The researchers believe that pregnancy is uneventful in women who are able to maintain a sustained, balanced oxygen supply to meet the changing metabolic demands of the fetus. It is when a woman has a reduced capacity to provide oxygen to the fetus that it can become deadly to the mother and baby.
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  • My Eyelash Envy Solved: Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    I admit I've had eyelash envy lately. My kids were all blessed with my husbands long luscious eyelashes. Like seriously long. Like touch your eyebrows long. I used to love my eyelashes for their natural curl and not ever having to use an eyelash curler but compared to my hubby/kids... they are super short. So short in fact that my eyelash envy has lead me to start using Latisse. I'm loving my longer lashes thanks to Latisse but I am not great about putting it on every night, don't love the cost and my lashes aren't really any thicker. They didn't quite have that is-she-wearing-fake-eyelashes…
  • TechStyle: Jewelry Just Got A Lot Smarter W/@GetRingly

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Meet Ringly. Kind of like a mood ring but instead of telling you you're cranky, it tells you that you have a text, phone call, email, etc via light & vibration. It's smartphone jewelry and a busy moms stylish new best friend. Beautiful, brilliant and I totally can't wait to get my hands on one. Available right now for pre-order ($195.) @ Ringly.Com Read More
  • Chowabunga Dudes! Back To School Lunches #TMNT Style

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    With 3 little sisters, My son Alex is surrounded by pink and usually doesn't get a lot of super boyish things when it comes to communal supplies like reusable containers. I generally try to be somewhat neutral but things generally end up more girlish so he definitely lucked out for back to school this year. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I loved TMNT when I was a kid so it's really fun to see them still jumping out of the sewers, the big screen and now in the kids lunch boxes. I also love Glad reusable containers. They are so perfect for when you're not sure if you'll see the container again:…
  • This Stylish Headband Holder Is Hiding Something

    5 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    The name says it all... So Freaking Adorable! And maybe "Great Freaking Storage" would be a good backup name. These headband holders from So Freaking Adorable on Etsy are not only super stylish, with it's hollow center, they are also really great storage. As you can see in the picture above, the bathroom drawer was a wreck. The pic only shows half the chaos. The rest was filled with detangler spray, more headbands and several more brushes. I chose the 16" Grey & White Chevron Holder (w/a lid) and it holds the detangler, several brushes and all the combs beautifully. As for the headbands,…
  • Brown Bag It Again & Again With @littlelark #EcoFriendly Lunch Bags

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Love these! It's a classic brown bag motif but reusable and so cute. The Eco Lunch Bags from A Little Lark (a local Portland co.) are made from recycled cotton fibers and have aVelcro® like closure. Best of all... machine washable. If purchasing the Heart Bag through their website, 10% of profits goes to Oregon Food Bank. Find A Little Lark Eco Lunch Bags on Etsy or ALittleLark.Com ($22).Read More
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  • 10month Cutie Boy Z & his wonderful Family...

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
  • Infant W’s Crafty Rainbow Nursery

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    My Photography, Ramblings Baby W’s Crafty Rainbow Nursery 19.10.2014 I think this may be the first room of our renovated home I have shown you. Quite fitting that I am sharing finally as it’s a year since we started overhauling our little house. Baby W’s nursery was a real labour of love f… by
  • LED Day - 140

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    What is Project LED? Find out here I’m something of a photographer too! Check out my work here. Day of October 18th 2014 432 Park Avenue is the address of what is to be the tallest residential tower in all of NYC. The condominium complex will be 96 stories high, and will sport 10 x 10 (feet) windows and a daily view of both sunrise and sunset. While Non-stop and Direct flights might sound like the same thing, they have a key difference: direct flights may have one or more stops on the way to the final destination, while non-stop flights are a single plane ride. Non-stop rides…
  • 10 Tips to prepare you body for pregnancy.

    Lina El Zein
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
  • How Yesterday Made Me Angry

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Yesterday me, Jabari and his father went to visit his granddad and great-grandmother (Jabari’s dad’s father and grandmother). Now I didn’t hate it, But I also didn’t love it. I was incredibly irritated by two things: 1. The fact that getting a DNA test done to see if Jabari is Des’ (that’s J’s father) son is spoken about jokingly and spoken about pretty often. 2. People that try to tell me how to take care of my son or treat as if I don’t know how to take care of a child. Now, I don’t want to go in depth about this and I also don’t…
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  • Donald Faison And Cacee Cobb Expecting Another Baby!

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Rocco Faison is getting another sibling!  Cacee Cobb and Donald Faison announced this afternoon that they are expecting their second child together! Donald took to Instagram today to simply share the photo above with no caption.  Little Rocco wore a yellow t-shirt and Donald used a graphics program to add a bow tie, balloons and the words “I’m a Big Brother” across the shirt.  What a fun way to announce their baby news! This will be the second child for Cacee and the sixth for Donald who has four other children from previous relationships.  He is dad to Sean, 17, twins…
  • Cobie Smulders Is Pregnant With Baby #2!

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Cobie Smulders is pregnant again!  The “Avengers” actress and her husband Taran Killam are expecting their second child together.  Her rep confirmed the baby news this afternoon! Cobie, who is best known for role as Robin on How I Met Your Mother, is currently starring on the TV series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ” but no word if her pregnancy will be written in or if they’ll use camera tricks to hide it.   We’ll next see Cobie on the big screen for the new Avengers movie next year. Cobie and Taran, a Saturday Night Live alum, are also parents to daughter…
  • Jennifer Garner Hangs With Super Samuel While Ben Affleck Hangs With Daughters

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SUPER SAM!  This is the cutest set of pictures you’ll see all day!  Jennifer Garner and her son Samuel stopped off for breakfast goodies at Brentwood Country Mart and Samuel Affleck was sporting the cutest superhero cape ever! Samuel’s hunky daddy Ben Affleck is playing Batman in the two upcoming films and it looks like Samuel is finally appreciating his dad’s superhero status.  Jennifer was all smiles as she carried him back to the car, wearing his light blue cape that says “SAM” on the back. In other cute…
  • Celebs Including Denise Richards And Her Daughters Attend Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Event

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Denise Richards and her girls and several other celebrities stepped out this week for the Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation event.  Denise and her oldest daughters, Sam and Lola Sheen, stopped for photographers on the red carpet, shyly smiling as they held hands. Actress Julie Bowen posed with her TV son Nolan Gould. who plays Luke Dunphy, at the event.  The celebrity mom didn’t bring along her three young sons, but it looks like she had some fun with her Modern Family co-star.  Fun Fact: Nolan plays the “ditzy” son of Julie, but in real life he’s a Mensa…
  • Lunchtime Links With Hilary Duff

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
      Jill Duggar shares her baby’s gender  (OK!Magazine) Nori blows kisses to photogs (Celebrity Baby Scoop) Megyn Kelly doesn’t tell her kids what she does for a living (Celebrity Babies – People) What is wrong with kids these days? (Lil Sugar) Did these actors take their jobs too far?  (SheKnows Entertainment) Mel B takes flight with her sidekick (BlackCelebKids) Tori’s pregnancy scare (Hollybaby) Singer cat fight brewing? (I’m Not Obsessed) Robeez helps your baby get in the Halloween mood (Lady & the Blog) Converse sues over knock-offs! (TheCelebrityCafe)…
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    Celebrity Baby Blog

  • Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb Expecting Second Child

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Kopaloff/FilmMagic It’s time for Donald Faison to get out his scrubs — he’s going to be a dad again! The Exes actor and his wife CaCee Cobb are expecting their second child together, he announced Tuesday on Instagram. Faison let the couple’s 14-month-old son Rocco make the big reveal in a fun photo, which was edited to show him wearing a tee that reads “I’m a Big Brother!!” and holding a bouquet of balloons. During her first pregnancy, Cobb — who relied on best friend Jessica Simpson, who was pregnant with son Ace at the time —…
  • Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders Expecting Second Child

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Gregg DeGuire/Wireimage Cobie Smulders is about to have a whole new perspective on How I Met Your Mother.  The actress and her husband, actor Taran Killam, are expecting their second child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. Smulders and the Saturday Night Live funnyman, both 32, are already parents to 5-year-old daughter Shaelyn Cado. The expectant actress will certainly be busy during this pregnancy, but luckily, she has supermom powers: She starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and has a new Marvel movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, due out in the spring. The couple…
  • Megyn Kelly: My Kids Don’t Know What I Do for a Living

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Rommel Demano/Getty While FOX News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly couldn’t be happier with the success of her TV show, the mom of three admits she could use a little bit more sleep. “I have a set up that allows me to be a stay-at-home mom in the day and fulltime employee in the night,” she tells PEOPLE. “It works out well for my home and work life, but it doesn’t leave a lot of time for rest.” But Kelly, 43, isn’t complaining. After celebrating the one-year anniversary of her show on Oct. 7, she is thrilled by the 2.5 million viewers that tune in to…
  • Haute Mama! Blake Lively Shows Off Her Baby Belly

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Not so mellow yellow! For the first time since announcing they’re expecting their first child, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively stepped out as a couple while attending the Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday. The proud parents-to-be were all smiles as they made their way down the carpet. But the actor, 37, only had eyes for his leading lady — and once we saw the mom-to-be’s fitted, floor-length frock we knew why. Lively, 27, showed off her growing bump in a beautiful butter-hued gown from Gucci’s Resort 2015 collection, complete with a plunging…
  • Marla Sokoloff Expecting Second Child

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Marla Sokoloff is on her way to having a full house: she’s pregnant! The actress is expecting her second child with her husband, musician Alec Puro, in the spring, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. “Alec and I are beyond excited to be adding to our family and can’t wait for Elliotte to be the best big sister ever (no pressure!),” the mom-to-be tells PEOPLE. Sokoloff, who recently wrapped a guest run on The Fosters, has been considering expanding her family with Puro, the composer for Manhattan Love Story, since the couple’s…
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    Easy Baby Life

  • 5 Weeks Pregnant – Due For A Positive Pregnancy Test

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    5 weeks pregnant, the embryo's heart is developing rapidly. You may see a positive pregnancy test. Read about baby development and mom's body. Info & videos. The post 5 Weeks Pregnant – Due For A Positive Pregnancy Test appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 6 Weeks Pregnant – Nauseated? (Or just normal?)

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Your baby is tiny but growing rapidly and the heart is beating. Read about baby's development and mom's body in pregnancy week 6. Info and videos. The post 6 Weeks Pregnant – Nauseated? (Or just normal?) appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 7 Weeks Pregnant – Your baby now has small arms and legs

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    Your baby is slowling starting to look human and brain is expanding rapidly. Learn about baby development and mom's body in pregnancy week 7. Info & videos. The post 7 Weeks Pregnant – Your baby now has small arms and legs appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 8 Weeks Pregnant – Can you still button your jeans?

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Being 8 weeks pregnant, it is possible to measure some brain activity for your embryo. Already! Read about baby development and mom's body. Info & videos. The post 8 Weeks Pregnant – Can you still button your jeans? appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 9 Weeks Pregnant – Embryonic Tail Is Now Gone

    10 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
    Baby's heart, intestines, genetalia and more are developing in pregnancy week 9. A busy week! Read about baby's development and mom's body. Info and videos. The post 9 Weeks Pregnant – Embryonic Tail Is Now Gone appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
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  • Trick or Treat

    Shaman Mother
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    October is the season filled with displays of witches, ghosts, skeletons and ghoulish items.  They represent the dark side of us all and the fears that permeate our minds.   Horror movies pique interests on watching the terror a person must face to survive.  The HBO series Dexter is an example. (He’s a serial killer that kills other murderers;  a hero and a villain, all at the same time.) Do we need to watch horror flicks to stimulate our fears and darkness when the daily news fills our minds with fear everyday?  Ebola flashes across the TV screen like a red flashing light warning us…
  • What is the T word?

    Shaman Mother
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Trust, according to Webster’s dictionary is: “the belief in and reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc, of a person or thing.”  If you look back on your own life experiences, how many times your trust has been violated on many different levels of life?  I think every single one of us can share a story of how a trust was broken and how painful it was.  We can look at organized religions that have broken a sacred trust, as well as governments, banks, businesses, and personal relationships in which trusts are broken frequently.  You might ask ‘Is trust humanly…
  • The Joy of Eating

    Shaman Mother
    26 Nov 2013 | 12:41 pm
    Americans are obsessed with dieting; billions of dollars are spent by consumers on weight loss companies and diet literature.  Yet, one third of Americans are obese and out of shape.  Eating disorders are rampant on college campuses and women who are petite, lament how fat they are.  The new word for diet now is “CLEANSE” OR DETOX.  No one is happy with themselves, no matter what weight they are and the joy of eating is gone! Food experts are everywhere; everyone has an opinion about food: …..Do not eat meat it’s not spiritual. …..Raw food has all the nutrients in them so do not…
  • Integrity

    Shaman Mother
    8 Sep 2013 | 12:47 pm
    Integrity is an important virtue to cultivate. In our fast paced society many people over commit themselves and never follow through on their promises.  Honesty goes hand in hand with integrity like a harmonious chord.  People are conditioned to say what people want to hear, rather than speak the truth. Recently I made hotel arrangements with an online company that had “ Price Assurance”; I thought that this was the lowest rate possible.  I booked with them and then discovered I was over charged by hundreds of dollars.  The travel service told me that the hotel did not have the right…
  • Moment of Surrender

    Shaman Mother
    17 Jul 2013 | 5:14 pm
      Do you feel like life is one big struggle?  There is always some inner or outer conflict that seems to be upsetting our inner peace.  The lists of obstacles are endless: money, health, jobs, relationships, traffic, weather and so on.  I had a client come to me recently and tell me how tired she was of the struggle.  I decided to tell her this story.  A man discovered a chrysalis on his property one day.  Observing the progress of the metamorphosis fascinated him.   But after a period of time he watched helplessly as the caterpillar was struggling to be free of her encasement.
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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • My child won’t stop crying!

    Zen Mommy
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    The next time your little one is losing it over something you think is silly (like maybe they asked you for a banana but not a PEELED banana, and, well, you peeled it! Who knew this could cause such pain and upset, right?!? but they are kids - not mini adults, and believe it or not, it DOES...) and you're tempted to stay "Stop crying" or "Don't cry", take a deep breath and as you offer them the peeled banana anyway, say instead... (read more)
  • Helping Kids Make “Good” Decisions

    Zen Mommy
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Like learning to balance, learning to make "good" decisions takes practice and encouragement. It takes allowing our children to listen and follow their intuition, not simply our rules and directions.
  • Am I Raising An Entitled Kid?

    Zen Mommy
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    As parents, we hear much these days about entitlement. We talk about it, think about it and read articles/books/posts about it because lets face it, NO ONE wants to raise an entitled kid. Quotes like the following leave us quaking in our boots lest we end up the parent of the sniveling brat who will never learn to take out the trash, tie his shoes or appreciate the world around him: "A lack of discipline is apparent these days in just about every aspect of American society. Why this should be is a much larger question, one to ponder as we take out the garbage and tie our kids’ shoes." -…
  • Could Spanking Be the Answer?

    Zen Mommy
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    If you spank your kids as a form of discipline or you believe in spanking, let me say this to you before you go any further:
  • When did “like a girl” become a put down?!

    Zen Mommy
    28 Jun 2014 | 1:49 pm
    A group of actors, young and old, are audition for a commercial. They are all instructed to perform simple tasks but “like a girl.” Run like a girl. Kick like a girl. Throw like a girl.
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    Playground Confidential

  • “Step on the scale, Mom,” he said.

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    My thighs are killing me. So is my ass. And also the sole of my foot because I stepped on a stray game board-game piece, but that’s a different story. You see, I knew I’d slipped up. The regular exercise routine I had last winter and early spring had been knocked off course by a ... [Read more...]The post “Step on the scale, Mom,” he said. appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • We ran for breast cancer and now my heart is swollen

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Irene and I ran the 1K at this year’s Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run For The Cure. I am so grateful to have been a blog ambassador for the Run this year. THANK YOU to everyone who donated. I almost forgot to tell you how the CIBC Run for The Cure went. And you must hear ... [Read more...]The post We ran for breast cancer and now my heart is swollen appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • Moms are the new sexy and I’m happy as hell about it

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Who me? I’ll be digging past the worn out granny panties I’ve been living in for the last several years and rummaging around for the one last thong at the bottom of my underwear drawer. Then Imma shave my legs and put on some heels. Then I guess I’ll find a clean dress that fits, ... [Read more...]The post Moms are the new sexy and I’m happy as hell about it appeared first on Playground Confidential.
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  • Chipotle-Sesame Beef Tacos with Cotija, Avocado and Cilantro

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    El Picosito Copycat Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I’m proud to be working with the Beef Checkoff. I would have shared this recipe with you regardless, so the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is a perfect partner (since I already use Beef at home every week). Also, you need to know, that although they did provide me with some tips to share about beef, I’m going to share a bunch of additional health information with you that DID NOT come from them. I’m kind of on a bit of a soap box about proper nutrition lately, and I think beef and fat in particular…
  • PSAT Week

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Last Wednesday my teenagers took their first high-school standardized test: the PSAT. It was the bomb that went off in our week. I don’t mind tests. I like to compare how my kids are doing along side public school kids. However, I’m not sure even with the scores – when we finally get them – how I’ll be able to compare much, because we are on a totally different scope and sequence. But… college money sounds good, so loaded the big kids up and took them to take the test this past Wednesday at a local Christian School. They spent all of 3 days studying for…
  • When Autumn Leaves Begin to Fall

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    I miss the Arkansas leaves this time of year. Texas trees never know what to wear in Autumn. We are lucky to get a couple of weeks at Thanksgiving with reds and yellows; unless you count the few yards where some brave soul has dared to plant a more showy tree and has taken the time to nurture it. Even my red oak was hardly red last year – and my husband is the “tree whisperer” (he gives our trees organic fertilizer and lots of water all year at the perfect times). I’ll take this cooler weather, though… and I can make do with brown (it is one of my favorite…
  • Mostly Grain and Sugar Free Lunch Ideas

    9 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    I did a BIG List of Lunch Ideas Post a year or so ago – right before we began our journey to live a more “paleo-ish” lifestyle and ditch inflammatory grains and disease-and-obesity-causing sugar. We were really doing well with our low-grain and sugar diet until my oldest teen started slipping up. The closer he gets to 18, the more he thinks he deserves a cheat every day (or two). I’m coming to grips with the fact that I have to let go… which is hard when he’s eating sprouted grain toast and honey in front of his little brothers (who are decades away from…
  • Emptying to Be Filled

    2 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    There hasn’t been room to do much more than breathe in the past month for me. I haven’t even been sleeping full nights because of the to-do list. The bags were barely unpacked from the last trip when I stuffed them full for today’s women’s retreat; they tell the story of a woman who needs to slow down. So I’m going this weekend to soak up some of my savior – sans the social media – and to tell a little bit of my story to my sisters. We all have a story. I’ll be ready to start next week afresh after I’m (empty, and then…) full. Do…
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    Nancy's Baby Names

  • Most Popular One-Hit Wonder Baby Names – Boys

    Nancy Man
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here are some of the top one-hit wonder boy names of all time, from 1880 to 2012: Christop, 1,082 baby boys in 1989. Christia, 82 baby boys in 1989. Jometh, 23 baby boys in 2008. Jefre, 21 baby boys in 1961. Eriksson, 15 baby boys in 2008. Alfy, 15 baby boys in 1966. Andamo, 15 baby boys in 1960. Coopar, 14 baby boys in 2010. Sunel, 14 baby boys in 2006. Johnbenedict, 14 baby boys in 2005. Tamija, 14 baby boys in 1998. Ardan, 13 baby boys in 2012. Maurkice, 13 baby boys in 2011. Koli, 13 baby boys in 2010. Fardy, 13 baby boys in 2005. Kya, 13 baby boys in 2001. Zaykeese, 13 baby boys in 2000.
  • Most Popular One-Hit Wonder Baby Names – Girls

    Nancy Man
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here are some of the top one-hit wonder girl names of all time, from 1880 to 2012: Alexandr, 301 baby girls in 1989. Jacqueli, 157 baby girls in 1989. Cassandr, 152 baby girls in 1989. Jacquely, 50 baby girls in 1989. Meghaan, 36 baby girls in 1984. Shastelyn, 34 baby girls in 2009. Charnissa, 32 baby girls in 1974. Jocell, 31 baby girls in 2011. Aidsa, 30 baby girls in 2007. Madelis, 30 baby girls in 2007. Yaindhi, 29 baby girls in 2008. Eshanti, 27 baby girls in 2002. Kitzie, 27 baby girls in 1979. Devy, 27 baby girls in 1960. Sarela, 26 baby girls in 2006. Nykeba, 26 baby girls in 1980.
  • Top One-Hit Wonder Baby Names Since 1880

    Nancy Man
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Social Security Administration’s annual baby name list only includes names given to 5 or more U.S. baby girls (or baby boys) per year. Most rare names never make the list, but a select group have appeared a single time. I like to call these the one-hit wonder baby names. One-hit wonders tend to pop up with a relatively low number of babies — 5 or 6 — but a handful are given to dozens of babies…only to disappear again the next year! Intriguing, no? Below are the highest-charting one-hit wonder names for every year on record before 2013. (We won’t know which…
  • Baby Name Battle: Sally, Irene, Mary

    Nancy Man
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sally, Irene, and Mary (1925) was a silent film starring Constance Bennett, Joan Crawford and Sally O’Neil as chorus girls Sally, Irene and Mary. If you were having a daughter, and you had to name her either Sally, Irene or Mary, which would it be? Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
  • Surfer Easkey Britton Named for Wave, Appropriately

    Nancy Man
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the ’60s, the Britton brothers of Ireland took up surfing after their mother brought home a couple of surfboards from California. One of those brothers, Barry, went on to have two daughters. Both became surfers, and one became a very successful professional surfer. The pro-surfing daughter is named Easkey. How did she get that name? She’s named “after a famous surf break off the west coast of Ireland.” The wave got its name from a nearby village, which was in turned named after the Easkey River. The river’s name comes from the Irish word iascaigh, which is…
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    The Creative Baby Nursery Blog - Nursery Design Inspiration

  • Oct 1, Jungle Theme Baby Room

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    My nursery was inspired by my love of the rainforest. What brand and color of paint did you use? we used Benjamin moore paint. If you added stripes,
  • Oct 1, Sweet and Simple Baby Girl's Nursery

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    My husband and I went with a soft pink theme with neutral accent colors for our baby girl's room. We didn't really realize we had a theme coming together
  • Oct 1, Elegant Chic Nursery

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    I was inspired by wanting something feminine and elegant. I looked through pictures online, but never found something I liked. I went and looked at paint
  • Sep 10, Modern Boys Baby Room

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:09 pm
    I like to decorate in my own home and decided to go all out for my baby boy's room. It is a small room and we needed to create more storage, include a
  • Sep 10, Hot Air Balloon Nursery

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I was inspired by old photos of Paris and hot air balloons. I wanted something that was gender neutral but whimsical. I found my bedding and mobile on
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    Latest Updates from Stroller-Envy | Best Baby Strollers Blog

  • BOB Revolution Updated to include Flex and PRO

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    The Revolution is designed with the outdoors and the different types of terrain in mind. It is also designed with YOU in mind, whether you'd like to go jogging one day or take your baby on a nature walk on the trail the next. BOB realizes that all kinds of parents love the functionality of the Revolution, so they've come up with FOUR different versions of this popular model, the SE (Sport Edition), the CE (City Edition) and the new BOB Revolution Flex and Pro. What are the differences among them all? The differences are small, and you will discover what makes each one unique and how one would…
  • Jeep Cherokee Sport Stroller Updated

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    For busy parents, the Jeep Cherokee Sport is ideal for quick trips. The Cherokee Sport is a high quality product that weighs only 13 pounds and has an easy one-hand compact fold that stands on its own. For kids, the Cherokee Sport has a multi-position seat recline, adjustable sun canopy and snack tray. A 3-point quick release buckle keeps your kiddo safe, yet allows freedom of movement. This lightweight baby stroller holds up to 35 pounds. A generous storage basket and two removable cargo bags along with two parent cup holders and organization tray keep parents happy. Not many lightweight…
  • Jeep Adventure Stroller Review

    29 Jun 2014 | 8:24 am
    Jeep has now come out with a hybrid jogger and all-terrain stroller, kind of like a much less expensive version of the Mountain Buggy Terrain. This type of jogging/all-terrain hybrid lets you lock the front wheel forward when you are ready to jog, giving you more stability at higher speeds than when the front wheel is locked backward for going over bumpy terrain. The Jeep Adventure jogging stroller is not lightweight; like most 3-wheelers, it's a bit large and weighs 31½ pounds. But the upside is that it holds up to 60 pounds, so you can take your child with you on your workouts until they…
  • New Maclaren Mark II Umbrella Stroller

    17 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    The engineers and designers at Maclaren were inspired to revisit their past and look again at the original umbrella stroller design from the mid 1960s. They updated the look, and with using today's more advanced materials, they redesigned that original stroller into the new Maclaren Mark II. This little stroller weighs only 7.3 pounds, just a tad more than the original, which came in at 6 pounds. And yet the Mark II holds your child up to 55 pounds! That a stroller can weigh so little hand hold so much is astounding! While there aren't that many reviews for this stroller yet, the ratings are…
  • BOB Motion Stroller Review

    27 May 2014 | 11:28 am
    I never thought I'd see the day when BOB would make a light weight 4-wheel stroller, but here it is. It is called the Motion. The Motion is your "everyday stroller" for parents who like the rugged durability of a BOB with the lighter weight and compact size. Parents who own jogging strollers find them cumbersome to take out on errands and this is where the new Motion comes in handy. While there aren't that many reviews for this stroller yet, the ratings are mostly 4 and 5 stars, citing the compact fold, easy assembly, huge sun canopy, smooth ride and quality materials. Click here to discover…
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    ebabee likes : big style for little people

  • 5 fun paint ideas for your kids walls

    ebabee likes
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    I often share ideas with you on how to decorate kids rooms with wall stickers, wallpaper, rugs and so much more.  While these things are all great to help you create the look you want, there is also a lot that you can do with just a simple tin of paint.  Nothing more, nothing less.  It’s quick, easy and budget friendly but yet the possibilities of getting creative with paint are endless.  Here are five ways to have fun with paint in a kids room: This is such a simple idea but so effective to create a cosy little corner.  Rather than just paint straight lines, I love that they have…
  • The sweetest handmade dolls

    ebabee likes
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    A quick start to this Monday morning, I wanted to share these handmade dolls.  How adorable are they?  All these dolls are made by hand by Sophia Smeekens who has been making dolls ever since she was a kid.  I love the quirky faces and the pointy heads on those stripey dolls which are my favourite.  And the sleepy eyes?  Too sweet! Handmade dolls always get my vote and these ones are so different than any I’ve seen before.  You can find a selection at the lovely Pearls and Swines boutique. Tweet This Post
  • Thank-You! {And a special thank you discount}

    ebabee likes
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    It’s Friday finally.  It’s been a crazy week here with lots of highs and lows and of course the highlight has been the launch of my very own kids clothing shop.  It’s been a dream of mine for so long that I still can’t quite believe it’s now a reality.  But nothing feels better than making a dream come true.  I am feeling proud and very grateful.  Grateful to all of you who have taken the time to leave encouraging words, who have visited the shop and given me your feedback, who have bought stuff already, who have shared my shop with your friends and overall…
  • Cute Halloween capes and masks

    ebabee likes
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    Even though Halloween is not as big here in the UK as it is in the US, it’s becoming more and more popular.  If I had to pick a celebration that Anya loves above all else it would be Halloween.  She even prefers it to Christmas.  I guess it’s the whole dressing up thing that makes it so exciting and also going out after dark to collect sweeties is such a treat for a kid.  I’ve been looking around for some fun costumes and I really liked these simple cape and masks sets that I came across.  As far as Halloween costumes go I prefer simpler stuff and stuff that can be…
  • Ebabee shop is here!

    ebabee likes
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had been working on a new project.  Today, I’m really excited to share it with you – my new shop is here!  (I can’t believe I just wrote that).  I have been dreaming of starting an online kids clothing store for a long time but I had to find absolutely the right clothes.  Clothes that I truly believed in, clothes that screamed style without compromising on comfort.  Over the years, I’ve shared lots of beautiful brands on this blog that deliver these things but many are already easily available.  So my biggest challenge was to…
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    Sleep Positioner

  • Zazzle store introduces refreshing flowers on your baby and daily products

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    I recently met with a lady who had walked down to our office for some official work. Interestingly, she carried a bunch of flowers for the person she came to meet. Those were from her garden and she wished to share her happiness, as she called them, with people around. Flowers and gardens are a […] Related posts: Looking for Cheap Baby Care Products – Buy Online Be in Budget Uk Baby Box online Store review Baby Headbands Collection from
  • The 15 Most Important Baby Proofing Tips

    5 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Preparing for the arrival of a little one means a lot of excitement and changes, and it is important to focus on making your home as safe as possible for your new baby. The following tips will help you as you seek to create a safe space for your child. 1. If you have a […] Related posts: Pregnancy Tips for Surviving your First Trimester Tips for calming colicky babies
  • Notes from a Baby Model’s Mother

    27 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    All mothers know that their baby is the cutest. Baby modelling can be a great idea for those years before they go to school. What better way to document your child’s development than with professional photos, whilst also being able to put some money aside for later. Here is a story from a mother who […] Related posts: Britain’s Cutest Baby Model Is Modelling Right for Your Baby? Baby Modelling is fun for Parent and Baby
  • Baby Modelling is fun for Parent and Baby

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Lots of parents wonder whether their baby is suitable for baby modelling and in this article you may find answers to your questions. Every new parent will tell you that their bundle of joy is the cutest little baby on the face of the planet, and who knows, they could be right. But what many parents don’t […] Related posts: Is Modelling Right for Your Baby? Baby Modelling for New Mothers Britain’s Cutest Baby Model
  • Baby Modelling for New Mothers

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    Everyone told you that it would be tough, but you probably didn’t think it would be this tough. Rest assured they do get easier, but the tips spread throughout this article will speed up the process. If your friends ask how they can help you in the early days, get them to bring you dinner […] Related posts: Is Modelling Right for Your Baby? Britain’s Cutest Baby Model How to find the perfect baby name with
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    Mother-2-Mother Blog

  • Inspirational Quote - Breaking Trust

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:50 pm
  • Blue Ridge Mountains Fall Foliage

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Foliage is in its peak. These are pictures of an apple orchard and the Blue Ridge Mountains John Denver sang about. Yes, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River are in my backyard so to speak.  This scene is down the road from me.  I pass it when I'm headed to the grocery store. I decided to stop yesterday and snap a few pictures.  The mountains are boasting brilliant colors in the background and the apple trees are loaded with crisp, fresh apples.  What a life I live!    Week-end drives are a must for me during this time of year.  It requires me to…
  • Turn It Up Tuesday - Week 57

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Welcome to Mother 2 Mother Blog and the 57th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We're so happy to have you here this week - and thanks for the amazing posts last week!Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best…
  • It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Photo Courtesy of Breast Cancer AwarenessAren't these pink pumpkins gorgeous!  What could be better than these beautiful pink pumpkins to remind us of Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  I was delighted that my mammogram came back normal this month. What a relief.  I dread having my annual mammogram, but I have learned the importance of setting my dread aside and scheduling my appointment. Ten minutes of discomfort is far better than months of radiation, chemo and all the other steps that must be taken to fight this disease.  Even so I sit for weeks praying that everything…
  • Backyard Birds - Red Bellied Woodpecker

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    It's getting colder, so I decided to fill the bird feeders this week-end and do a little bird watching.  I didn't fill the feeders this summer, as most of my backyard birds feast on my sunflowers. I thought it would take a few days for the birds to find the seed since I hadn't filled them for months, but it only took a few hours.  I jumped for joy when I saw this fellow at the feeder. This is a male Red Bellied Woodpecker. Wondering where the red is on his belly? Me too. I do know they love the black oil sunflower seeds, but mostly they love pecking on this tree and my gutters.
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    Sleep Sisters

  • Avoid the Pitfalls of “Fall Back”

    Sleep Sisters
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
      Image courtesy of photostock at 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 one hour disrupts our circadian rhythms, the natural cycles that control many of our bodies functions, including sleep, hunger, elimination, acuity, dexterity, and more. It will take our systems several days to adapt…
  • 6 Travel Hacks for Sound Sleep with Kids

    Melissa Zdrodowski
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Image courtesy of khunaspix at 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 a few of our favorite hacks for keeping your kids sleeping well when you travel. White noise is great at muffling ambient sounds in a new environment and help your kids sleep during naptime and at night. But don’t try to lug your fancy white…
  • Understanding Common Sleep Training Methods

    Melissa Zdrodowski
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Your baby isn’t born knowing how to sleep through the night. Sleeping through the night is an acquired skill, one we need to teach our children, once they are old enough (4-6 months or more). What exactly is sleep teaching? Our recent blog outlines the basics. The most important factor in sleep teaching is consistency. There are many methods you could use, but the key is to find the one that you can use consistently. Consider these factors: Age of the child (older children often take longer to adapt) Temperament of the child (Is your child stimulated or calmed by your presence? Is he…
  • Kindergarten Sleepover

    Melissa Zdrodowski
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    My daughter’s school has a cute tradition. At the end of the school year, all the kindergarteners have a sleepover at the school with just the teachers (no parents!). This is the first time for many of them to be sleeping away from their own beds and their parents. Our teachers are very brave (or very crazy!). The kids really look forward to it all year. But as a parent, I was a little worried. Some parents worried about leaving their kids for the first time, or getting the dreaded midnight call to come pick up their home-sick child, but I was worried about my daughter not getting enough…
  • Stop Watching Your Video Monitor Like It’s Your Favorite TV show!

    Debbie Sasson
    19 May 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Baby Julia on our Dropcam One of our first blog posts was one Melissa wrote about turning off your monitor.  It was a helpful article about the importance of allowing you, as parents, to get a sound night’s sleep without being disrupted by the small and frequent noises our babies make when they shift between sleep cycles! I remember when our youngest (now 8-months-old) was about 4 months – I had moved her into her own room and was still using the baby monitor. I was being woken up frequently throughout the night – not only when she needed to be fed and cried but also when she was…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
  • Feeds, Clicks and DNS Problems

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
  • New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
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    Incredible Infant

  • 3 Ways to Find More Money at the Bottom of Your Bank Account

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Learn the 3 hidden ways to scrape extra money from the bottom of your bank account. (And I do mean HIDDEN...) Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! 3 Ways to Find More Money at the Bottom of Your Bank Account
  • Solved! The 4 Most Agonizing Problems for Formula Feeding Parents

    27 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Ever wonder if you picked the right formula? Or if there's a formula you're NOT using but should be? Finally, these questions (and 2 more) are answered! Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! Solved! The 4 Most Agonizing Problems for Formula Feeding Parents
  • 5 Fabulous Fall Fashion Trends for Mom & Baby in 2014

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    No more frumpy feelings. No more milk stains on EVERYTHING. This article shares five of this Fall's greatest fashion trends from Elle, Vogue, and others. Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! 5 Fabulous Fall Fashion Trends for Mom & Baby in 2014
  • Do You Struggle with the Baby + Toddler Balancing Act?

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    It's a lot tougher than it seems. Here are several ways to savor and survive life with more than one child terrorizing the house. :-) Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! Do You Struggle with the Baby + Toddler Balancing Act?
  • How to Overcome Your Baby’s Separation Anxiety

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    How do you deal with separation anxiety in babies? Very carefully. Learn these gentle strategies to build confidence and reduce trauma in your infant. Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! How to Overcome Your Baby’s Separation Anxiety
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    Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe

  • Nursery Design Tips for Busy Parents

    Chantal Maddocks
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Ok, lets get real soon-to-be parents. Most of us are incredibly busy, whether it is your full-time job or family, we have a mountain of responsibility that consumes our daily lives. Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned parent, balancing work and family life is often a circus act that never ends! So when you first… Continue reading →The post Nursery Design Tips for Busy Parents appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
  • Fall Nursery Decor Ideas for 2014!

    Chantal Maddocks
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Fall season is a beautiful and transitional time when the excitement of summer winds down and we prepare for Halloween and Thanksgiving. When I think of Fall, I think of warm, earth-tone colors: reds, oranges, yellows, etc. I think of trees, leaves, and harvest vegetables. Comforting meals with cinnamon and pumpkin spices, lots of… Continue reading →The post Fall Nursery Decor Ideas for 2014! appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
  • More Unique DIY Nursery Fun!

    Chantal Maddocks
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Ok, confession time. I am still trying to get the DIY Nursery bug out of my system, but being pregnant again has really got my DIY creative juices flowing! Even with our 3rd baby on the way, DIY projects for the nursery just never gets old. That and Pinterest has turned me into a pinning… Continue reading →The post More Unique DIY Nursery Fun! appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
  • 10 Nursery Wall Treatments You Will Love

    Chantal Maddocks
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Dressing up your walls are a fantastic way to create a unique setting for your nursery theme.  You can have an accent wall that brings attention to the focal point of your nursery (the crib), or you can have a uniform design across all walls, your options are endless.  Treating your nursery walls doesn’t need… Continue reading →The post 10 Nursery Wall Treatments You Will Love appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
  • Nursery Ideas: Have Fun with Chalkboard Paint!

    Chantal Maddocks
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    For those of you who’ve read my previous posts, you’ve probably figured out that I love DIY projects and even more so, love to save money.  Creating your nursery is not just about a pretty space, it’s about making it functional and organized so you can take great care of baby with everything you need… Continue reading →The post Nursery Ideas: Have Fun with Chalkboard Paint! appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
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    The Fussy Baby Site

  • Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Remember before you had children when gaining an hour was such a luxury? Not so when it leads to overtired, cranky little ones and 5 a.m. wakeup calls. Don’t panic parents! Here are some tips to help you prepare your little ones for the change in advance. Option #1: Do Nothing If your child is generally well rested and adaptable and wakes at a reasonable time then you have the option to do nothing in advance of the time change. When your family wakes that morning simply shift the day’s schedule and activities to the new clock times and roll with it. Your child may be a little overtired…
  • 7 Great Products for High Need Babies

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    When Sammy was a baby, I tried all sorts of products that promised to help him sleep, calm him down or keep him entertained. But guess what? I discovered that the products recommended in baby books and websites were more often than not designed for ‘easy’ babies! The thing you realize very quickly about high need babies is that they need MORE: MORE movement, MORE stimulation, MORE variety! They’re clever, these high need babies, and it’s up to us to find clever products that meet their needs! Following are 7 great products for fussy, high need and spirited kids. Please…
  • Kimberly’s Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I write this story as my 10 month old daughter sleeps quietly in her crib. She is sleeping alone, in her room, self-soothing, and for more than 20 minutes. I write this story as a survivor. That is what we parents of high need/colicky babies are; we are not only parents but we are survivors. My story starts off as many of yours does. When I was pregnant with Liliana I dreamt (literally) of the magical day of her birth. I would cuddle her for hours on the couch as she reached up and cooed into my face. Instead, my face was slapped with a big dose of reality!! I noticed that Lili was “not…
  • You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    To my darling high need child: Before I start, let me emphasize that I love you more than life itself. I would do anything for you, and wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world. BUT…….. The past _______ months/years haven’t been easy for me and your father/mother/sibling(s). I know they haven’t been easy for you either, so you know what I’m talking about. Before you were born, I had a certain image of what life as a parent would be like. I was prepared for some sleepless nights, occasional crying fits due to teething or colic , and some tough times…
  • Meg’s Story: An Invitation to Meet Colicky, High Need and Spirited Moms Near You

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    Becoming a mom is amazing. BUT. Why does there always have to be a “but” attached to something good? Well, as with any major life change, becoming a mom can come with growing pains… and pretty tough ones at times. For me, it was the colic. The damn colic. My son didn’t sleep for about a year. Ok maybe longer. He’s 2.5 now and still wakes up in the middle of the night screaming. “He’ll outgrow the colic,” the doctors told me. “Most kids outgrow it by the three month mark.” He didn’t. I still can vividly remember one evening when I was rocking him, feeding him, rocking…
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    Parent Guide

  • How to choose the best baby jumper for your baby

    Jess Miller
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    There is nothing more adorable than the sound of your baby’s laughter as he bouncers up and down in his baby jumper. With so many different baby jumpers available how can you choose the right one? Read on to learn everything you need to know about baby jumpers.Click a link below to jump to the relevant section.Baby jumper basics.What to look for in a baby jumper.General baby jumper safety.The best stationary baby jumpers.The Best Door Baby Jumpers. Door Jumper Safety.What is the purpose of a baby jumper?A baby jumper is a fun activity that allows your baby to use his still developing…
  • How to choose the best toddler pillow for your child

    Jess Miller
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    As your toddler continues to grow there will come a time little one will need a pillow in order to remain comfortable throughout the night. Toddler pillows, also known as infant pillows were designed for the sole purpose of providing your baby with a comfortable nights sleep.This buyers guide will provide you with everything you need to know about toddler pillows. Use the links below to jump to the appropriate section or read the guide through from start to finish, it’s all great information!1. Why a regular pillow just wont do.2. When to introduce a toddler pillow to your child.3. What…
  • The short moms guide to baby cribs

    Jess Miller
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Baby cribs are one particular item that are not designed with short people in mind. If you are vertically challenged then this guide, focusing on making baby cribs easier to use, may be just the thing you have been looking for.Unfortunately for short moms and dads across America, the CSPC introduced new crib safety standards making it illegal to sell drop-side cribs in 2010. Most cribs now require you to reach up and over the crib rail in order to access your baby. As my sister who just scrapes over 5 feet tall will tell you, this is no simple task.So as a shorter mother, what can you do to…
  • How to make your own natural homemade baby wipes

    Jess Miller
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Whether you are serious about making your own baby wipes at home or just want to see what the fuss is about, you have come to the right place. This guide not only explores the advantages of using homemade baby wipes but also takes you through the process to make the three most popular variations.Use the links below to quickly jump to the relevant section.Why you should be making your own baby wipesOrganic cloth baby wipesMake your own baby wipe solutionHomemade paper towel baby wipesHomemade baby wipes that imitate the store bought varietyWhy make your own DIY baby wipes?There are two huge…
  • How To Remove Smells From Baby Bottles And Sippy Cups

    Jess Miller
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    Have you ever scrubbed and cleaned your baby bottle only to discover that no matter how hard you try you simply can not remove the foul odor inside? This is a common problem among plastic sippy cups and baby bottles.While the bad smell wont have a negative impact on your babies health, it can transfer a foul tasting flavor onto whatever liquid you put into the bottle. Fortunately you don’t have to throw out your expensive baby bottle and buy a new one, simply use the following preventative and removal techniques below to banish funky smells for good.Click a link below to jump to your…
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  • 10 Free Apps For Toddlers + Bonus App

    24 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Technology plays such a huge role in our lives today by making things convenient and entertaining. In an effort to help mothers and fathers get a better grip on parenting, we’ve compiled a list of the best free apps for toddlers. These aren’t essentials by any means, however, they are guaranteed to add tons of value to the enormous task of parenting. When did you last feed your baby, how can I get her to calm down, where’s the nearest bathroom so I can change my baby? You’re going to come upon these issues sooner or later and, guess what? There’s an App for…
  • 11 Must Haves For Newborns

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    If you’re ready to have a child, you’ve no doubt got a loooooong list of items you’ll be looking to buy. There are definitely some must haves for newborns that will cut down on the anxiety and prevent you from buying every single thing on the market. I mean, have you seen all those baby registry lists?!? Some of us don’t have a thousand friends (outside of Facebook) and that, “Top 200 What To Put On A Baby Registry” list is looking more like which are the “Top 11 necessary items to own.” With a little past experience (and all mothers will have…
  • 12 Baby Monitor Reviews – Top Rated Video and Audio

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    If you’re looking for some baby monitor reviews to help you separate the junk from the overpriced, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve provided a collection of commentary based on what other mothers think are the best video and audio baby monitors. Their experiences give you the benefit of knowing which monitor will best fit your needs. The problem with monitors, as you may already know, is that anything that has electronic components tends to be hit or miss. Fortunately, some of the brands listed below are a lot less “infant product related” (like…
  • 8 Best Humidifiers For Babies

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    If you’re searching for the best humidifier for your baby, we’ve compiled a number of the safest and most reliable that are currently available. Most people are interested in a humidifier that will be quiet and effective, putting your infant in the best possible environment. While all humidifiers may seem to be the same, there are a few differences that will separate one from another. For example, what is an ultrasonic humidifier? Is a warm mist humidifier good for my baby? Amongst other things, these are important features to consider if you want to create the absolute best…
  • 20 Best Baby Walkers Reviewed – Traditional and Sit to Stand

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    If you’re looking for opinions on the best baby walker on the market, you’ve stopped by the right place. With multiple options to choose from, there is no doubt that you will find the right one for your toddler. You want a walker with a busy activity center? They’ve got them. You want one with minimal stimulation, but plenty of space to add your own toys? They’ve got those, too. We probably all had walkers as children… well, most of us anyway. They are notorious for being a child’s first walking assistant and, not to mention, the joy they bring to a child…
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  • 5 Reasons Why Reading To Your Baby Is Essential

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Reading to your baby and enjoying stories together can be a wonderful experience for both of you, and you don’t need to wait until they’re talking to get started. Here are our top 5 reasons to read to your baby. 5. Intimacy Putting your little one on your lap and giving them a big cuddle as you read them a story is a great way to bond with your baby. Whether they’re still teeny-tiny or growing up too fast, setting aside a few minutes each day to hold them close to you and read them a book will help them to feel safe and loved. One of our favourite books to share is the adorable Guess…
  • The Number One Most Trusted Source For Mums Buying Products For Their Baby

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Buying baby products is often an arduous and overwhelming task for new mums. We interviewed 100 mums with a 0-2 year old in the UK to find out how they went about making the right choices for their newborns. 86% of mums ask their friends before making a purchase decision for their baby Mums in the UK trust their friends’ advice over anything else when making purchase decisions for their tots. A whopping 51% of mums said that a friend’s advice is the most trusted and influential resource when it came to shopping for their baby, together with 22% saying that a relative provided the most…
  • Why We Love… Bibs and Stuff’s Potette Plus

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    Potty training can be one of the most stressful times as a parent of a young child. You are trying to balance not pressuring your child, with trying to teach them one of their first important life skills! And since staying at home with a potty training toddler just isn’t an option, you will need some help when you’re out and about! Enter the Potette Plus. It’s a portable potty that you can use when you’re out, so your little one can go to the potty just about anywhere (if needed!). It has disposable bags that fit securely over the potty, with an absorbent pad inside to help keep…
  • Berry Clever – Creating A Community

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    Shopping online has revolutionised our lives. We now have access to a humongous range of products from all over the world. There is almost nothing that we cannot  find. Our range of choices has never been greater. And the speed at which these items can reach us is remarkable. Without leaving the comfort of our homes or in between busy days at work we can ensure that vitally needed items will be with us within 24 hours. Surely, this is the answer to all our problems….shopping could not get any better. Or could it? We don’t think we are alone when we say that often with this range of…
  • Be In With A Chance To Win: an ARDO Calypso Electric Breast Pump from Berry Clever!

    8 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    It’s competition time! To thank all of you early adopters for making the launch of Berry Clever such a success we’re giving away the fantastic Calypso Electric Breast Pump courtesy of our friends at ARDO. If you’ve chosen to breastfeed your baby then chances are you’ve had to get very familiar with your breast pump. They’re amazing if you don’t want to be on call for feedings all the time and would like your partner (or someone else!) to help you out, but getting the milk from breast to bottle can be uncomfortable – and time consuming! The ARDO Calypso Electric Breast Pump…
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    Baby Monitor 101

  • Infant Optics DXR-5 Video Baby Monitor Review

    Ben Lee
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
    IntroductionSleep better with the assurance that you will know your baby’s every move. That’s the beauty of the Infant Optics DXR-5 Baby Monitor. What’s more, this useful, user-friendly baby monitor isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg. Forget paying more for gimmicks and added features the competition tries to convince you that you can’t live without. Odds are you are never going to use those “added value” gizmos!Simplicity and AffordabilityThe Infant Optics DXR-5 is simplicity personified. It is so easy to set up and operate that anyone can do it—no engineering…
  • How to Buy a Video Baby Monitor. Tips for Parents

    Ben Lee
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    While not an absolute necessity, video baby monitors are nonetheless a reassuring tool for anxious parents who want assurance that their precious little one is safe and comfortable. Typically baby monitors are two components: a receiver (the parental unit) and a camera (the baby’s unit). As various monitor brands and models come with a variety of features, capabilities and price tags, parents and caregivers should evaluate products to determine what is best suited for the household’s needs.FEATURES TO CONSIDERSmartphone App Perhaps the most important addition to the newest…
  • Sight or Sound? The Pros & Cons of Video vs. Audio Baby Monitors

    Ben Lee
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    In today’s hectic, multitasking world, a baby monitor is more or less essential for a child’s safety and  care. Baby monitors provide ears and, in the case of video monitors, eyes that keep track of baby in the crib or nursery. A wireless receiver provides parents and caretakers freedom of movement to move throughout the home or office while staying appraised of baby’s status. Baby monitors allow parents a break from constant supervision at close quarters. They can relax and unwind in the privacy of a room far removed from baby’s crib while still keeping tabs on their…
  • The Best Selling Video Baby Monitors on Amazon

    Ben Lee
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Video baby monitors or “baby cams” are surveillance cameras and monitors used to remotely observe and supervise the activities of infants, toddlers, small children and even pets and shut-in seniors. In recent years they’ve become increasingly in vogue with parents and caretakers. As more competitors enter an already crowded market, manufacturers have rolled out newer models with a plethora of handy features such as nightlights, lullabies, temperature sensors and WiFi connectivity.Accordingly, Amazon now lists their most popular baby monitors on the “Best Sellers…
  • What Features are Available on Video Baby Monitors?

    Ben Lee
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Back in 1937 Isamu Noguchi, the famed Japanese-American sculptor who popularized the ubiquitous coffee table, created the very first baby monitor for the Zenith Radio Corporation. Called the “Radio Nurse,” it was designed at the behest of Zenith president E.F. McDonald Jr., who was apparently mindful of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping in 1932. Like today’s far more advanced baby audio monitors, the Radio Nurse consisted of two main components: the “Guardian Ear” transmitter used at baby’s crib and the “Radio Nurse” receiver. It was constructed…
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