{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]

How Mater & McQueen Can Help Your Baby Nap in the Car

Temperament.  It matters. Yes, in a perfect Pixar world you'd put your baby in the car seat and he'd sleep all the way to Radiator Springs.  (If that's you, congratulations.  You can stop reading.) For the rest of us, though, napping on a road trip is hit or miss.  Today I'm going to share two main approaches to tackling this age-old problem. The first approach I'm calling "The Mater ... [Continue Reading]

How to Make a Thanksgiving Feast Your Baby Will Love

Have you gotten your “recipe assignment” yet for Thanksgiving?  You know, the dreaded dish you’re supposed to bring to pass around the table? The one that you work so hard on every year...but is never quite what everyone wants to eat? “ANOTHER pie?  We already have five!” “Are you SURE you’re using Great Aunt Greta’s recipe? Because whatever you brought last year wasn’t as good as ... [Continue Reading]

How to Keep Your Baby Pilgrim Happy at Grandma’s This Thanksgiving

Whether you're traveling over the river and through the woods, or just driving across town to Grandma's house this year, trying to manage Thanksgiving with a baby in tow can be stressful. You’ve got nap-time routines and feeding schedules to follow Everyone’s going to want their “turn” to hold the baby You have to make sure he’s not overwhelmed by all the extra people The noise level ... [Continue Reading]

This New Baby Formula is the First of Its Kind

Nothing can boost your mom-esteem quite like being the first to know things.  All the sudden, you turn from "regular friend" to "friend who knows things". Today, I'm going to grant you "knowing status" of a particularly juice piece of baby gossip.  Gossip that your friends are going to want you to share. Especially those using baby formula.  Why? Because there's a brand new baby formula ... [Continue Reading]

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]

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 ... [Continue Reading]

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