What Every Parent Should Know About Flying with a Baby

It's one thing to take your baby on a long car ride. It's a completely new nightmare to enclose your infant in 2x2 space and tell him he can't move for several hours while sitting in a capsule with hundreds of complete strangers. Strangers who all seem poised to mark up some "Parent Evaluation Form" the flight attendants must pass out when you land. It's nerve-racking. Today we're ... [Continue Reading]

32 Surprisingly Cheap Baby Halloween Costumes for Bargain-Hunting Mamas

  Looking for baby Halloween costumes can be a little overwhelming.  On one hand, you want something so adorable everyone in the neighborhood insists on giving you your baby the Top Shelf candy.  (No Tootsie Rolls!) On the other hand, it would be nice to find that photo-worthy costume without spending a ton of cash. Well, friend.  You can have your King Sized Reese's and eat it ... [Continue Reading]

Hiking with a Toddler Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Does the thought of hiking with your toddler send you up a mountain of panic? Are you shaking in your hiking boots as you envision hitting the trails? Even in the most predictable environment, toddlers are a handful. They have zero sense of danger, their balance is questionable, and they will not hesitate to run into traffic when given the chance. Put them in the Great Outdoors and who knows ... [Continue Reading]

20 of the Most Heart-Captivating Baby Costumes You’ve Ever Seen

Let's be honest, people. We are all suckers for adorable baby costumes. Listen, if you show up at my door this Halloween with a cute Viking baby, I guarantee I won't be able to stop myself. I'll pour my bowl of candy into your open pillow-case sack.  (Sorry, teenager Zombie.  You get apple slices.) All that, in spite of the fact that I know your secret.  What secret?  Don't play ... [Continue Reading]

We Need to Talk About Your Baby’s Immune System

We need to have a little talk. It's about your baby's immune system. It needs a little motivation.  A little push. After all, we want it working as hard as possible to keep your baby healthy and happy all year long. What better motivation can we give it than to call in World-Renowned Motivational Speaker, Matt Foley?!   That's an excellent question, Mr. Foley. How do we get ... [Continue Reading]

Baby Eczema: The Key to Defeating Those Itchy Red Bumps

Have you ever noticed how much parenting and jails have in common?  We have to monitor the inmates constantly. We are constantly breaking up (sibling) fights. We silently rejoice that we don't have to eat what we serve them for dinner. The inmates will try to hide things from us.  (Filled diapers, extra snacks, etc.) Inmates are tucked into their crib cell and expected to stay there ... [Continue Reading]

25 Reasons Finding Dory Should Be Your Next Birthday Party Theme

Are you looking for a crowd-pleasing theme for your baby's first birthday party? If so, STOP RIGHT HERE. Do not keep swimming through the Internet.    You want to read this.  I'm going to freestyle you 25 different ideas for a Finding Dory birthday party that are so memorable, even Dory herself would remember it. Starting with the food. Because where else would we start?  99% of ... [Continue Reading]

Magic Touch: A Baby Self Soothing Hack Every Parent Should Try

I know what you're thinking. I touch my baby all the time and it doesn't seem all "magical" when he's screaming his head off at 10pm at night.   Ahhh....but there are different types of touch. Are you sure you're using the right kind? If I had a mustache, I'd twirl it because I'm about to blow your mind with a magic trick. And not just any magic trick! It's a trick you can replicate at ... [Continue Reading]

Do You Need a Baby Sleep Consultant?

You know, the answer isn't an automatically a YES. Some parents really don't need to use a baby sleep consultant.  (Keep reading to find out if you're one of them!) I realize that since I do sleep consultant stuff as a profession, I may need to go the extra mile here to emphasize my honesty. *placing my hand on a Bible* Heather, do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and ... [Continue Reading]

Why Moms Are Falling Madly in Love with Amazon Prime

  If you haven't yet discovered the Parental Power of Prime, you are seriously missing out.  I'm not ashamed to say that over the years I've developed a serious man shop-crush over Mr. Amazon Prime. In fact, since we became Amazon Prime members back in 2007, I've developed a whole new compassion for Beliebers.  I get it, you 12-year-old hysterical female fan. I get it. Here are 4 ... [Continue Reading]