{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 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]

The Dreaded Doorbell: Hilarious Ways to Avoid the Afternoon Wake Up

You JUST managed to get your active little guy settled down.  His eyes have drooped closed and you tiptoe out of the bedroom with a maniac grin on your face. You're FREEEEEE!!!! Kicking your heels in some absurd Irish jig, you celebrate silently with ridiculous abandon.  Why not?  You worked friggin hard for this silence! And no one's watching, right? Except someone is watching.  It's ... [Continue Reading]

The Breastfeeding Mama’s Guide to an Allergy-Free Diet

Do you suck at dieting? Me too. Except for this ONE diet. That diet I rocked, mostly because the stakes were so great. When I found out my baby had milk allergies, I went on an allergy-free diet and never looked back. Do you suspect your baby has allergies? Are you considering switching to an allergy-free diet so you can continue to breastfeed? If you answered yes, then this ... [Continue Reading]

10 Delightful Baby Stocking Stuffers Under $10

Let's start this article by addressing the giant elephant in the room: Why bother giving your baby a stocking in the first place? It's a fair question. After all, your baby is 99% clueless when it comes to the holidays, so why go to the trouble of filling up a decorated toe-cover? Two reasons. Taking items out of something (like a holiday stocking) is a BLAST if you're a baby. ... [Continue Reading]

The One Simple Thing We Can Do to Save More Premature Babies

November is Prematurity Awareness Month.   Despite this title, though, it is NOT a way to bring awareness to the awkward Uncle Joe who's always asking you to pull his finger at holiday gatherings.  (You're confusing that with Immaturity Awareness Month, which I believe starts on April 1st.) It IS to bring awareness to the fact that the US is 6th with the highest number of premature ... [Continue Reading]

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