{GIVEAWAY!} How to Speed Up Your Baby’s Brain Development with Smart Toys

Listen up, Coach. Your baby's brain development needs some gentle nudging.  Some inspiration to build healthy neurons and strong synapses. It's your job to provide that extra motivation. Granted, he's probably not going to be this year's Mensa Chess Champion. Yet.  But there's some strong potential hidden away in that itty bitty cranium.  Potential that you can unlock with the right ... [Continue Reading]

21 Baby Sports Gifts Your Little All-Star Will Love

Do you get a little weepy during those "Thank You, Mom" Olympic commercials by Procter & Gamble? Or maybe a little teary during this scene from "The Blind Side?"  Were you writhing in your seats with Aly Raisman's parents during the women's gymnastics finals?  Whether you're the mom of an Olympic champion, a professional athlete, or a baby who just took her first steps, we all have ... [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]

DIY: Build a Baby Car Kit in 3 Easy Steps

Has this ever happened to you before? You're out running errands, when baby feels the urge to empty his tummy of everything he's ever eaten. Suddenly you find yourself in the bathroom, searching your bag for something to mop up your baby, yourself, your diaper bag, and the old lady he unloaded on at the grocery store. At the bottom of the diaper bag, you uncover, like an enthusiastic gold ... [Continue Reading]

23 Parents Nailing the “Homemade Baby Costume” Thing

There are two types of parents in the world. Those who like to be crafty. And those who don't. I'm quite firmly entrenched in the second category.  I bought my first glue gun last month.  I'm 37. Why did I make this iconic purchase? Because my BLASTED sister introduced Isabella to the wonderful world of Creative Galaxy on Netflix and now my 5-year-old knows that things like googly ... [Continue Reading]

Baby Toys: How to Hedge Your Bets and Purchase a Winner

Are you feeling lucky, Punk Parent? Because you're about to partake in the annual gambling festival of toy shopping! Now I'll admit,  toy shopping for older kids is actually fun. They create their cute little "Santa Lists" and you go through with the red-pen-of-death and decide which requests are reasonable (e.g. "a Lego playset") and which earn a chuckle and a cross-out (e.g."my own ... [Continue Reading]

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