Is Mold Hiding in Your Baby’s Toys?

First there was a scare about hidden mold in nasal aspirators that are commonly used to help clear a baby’s stuffy nasal passages. Now many parents are concerned about finding mold in baby toys! One particular toy in question that is causing a stir is the classic Sophie the Giraffe toy by Vulli. It’s a classic toy that dates back to 1961 that hasn’t lost its appeal through the years because of the natural composition that has remained the same. {Read More}

Top 10 Recommended Bath Toys

Rub a dub, splashing in the tub. Bath toys can make tub time lots of fun for you and your baby. This is an important time for your baby to bond and learn. You may not realize it, but even as your baby is splashing they’re learning about the world around them. While you’re busy getting them all squeaky clean, keep them engaged with cool and exciting bath toys! As a mother of 3, one thing I’ve learned is that {Read More}

Baby and Child CPR: What Every Parent Should Know

Long before I began having children I learned the important steps in performing CPR through a class in high school. It’s a very valuable lesson to learn in the event of a cardiac or breathing emergency. As a parent and my past experience in the medical field I’ve learned how quickly these emergencies can happen, which is why baby and child CPR is something that every parent should know. Babies are notorious for being curious and putting things in their {Read More}

Makeup Hacks for Busy Moms

There are tons of videos on the web these days of tutorials showing you how to contour and achieve the perfect look for a flawless complexion. Do you ever watch them and think ‘who has time for that!?’ Lucky for you, there are fabulous makeup hacks for busy moms to achieve a fresh, touched-up look without spending hours in front of a mirror. I’m not as gifted in the makeup department as some, so these hacks are great for pulling {Read More}

Top 10 Christmas Toys List 2016

The holidays are slowly creeping up on us and if you haven’t already done so, now would be a good time to get an early start on your Christmas shopping. Every year the big toy retailers release their picks of highly anticipated top 10 Christmas toys list they expect to sell out early. So now is the time to start planning, saving and watching out for those must-haves that will be on your child’s wish list this year. I’ve narrowed {Read More}

Quick and Easy Breakfasts for Toddlers

Mornings can be hectic when you aren’t the only one that has to get up and going for the day. Trying to prepare easy breakfasts for toddlers and preschoolers that can’t all agree on the same thing can drive you insane. Growing up, our choices were take it or leave it! One way to make breakfast time go a little bit smoother is by having them help out. When you allow your child to be a part of something like {Read More}

Safe Sleeping Alternatives to Cribs During a Natural Disaster

The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a crib, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This, of course, is under normal circumstances, but what about in an emergency? Natural disasters and some cases of emergencies can sometimes leave parents in a tough situation where a crib may not be an option. Here, I’ll cover some safe sleeping alternatives to cribs to provide your baby with a safe, comfortable place to dream peacefully. In the wake of {Read More}

The Reality of Miscarriage and Infant Loss

There are a lot of really helpful articles you’ll find on this site regarding the health and development of your baby, recommended products to buy, and family-related topics. However, there is one topic that isn’t as widely talked about that many face in silence. The reality of miscarriage affects one in four women. One in four! Think about that for a second. It wasn’t until experiencing a miscarriage my first time (I’ve had 3) that I learned my mother had {Read More}

Your Baby’s Lasts . . .

From the moment your baby is born you look forward to all of those exciting firsts; their first smile, first laugh, first words, etc. What you don’t realize are those moments that will be your baby’s lasts. It’s those moments you won’t realize at the time but you will miss once they’re gone. Your baby’s last sleepless night, their last spontaneous laugh, their last nap. I’m sure you’ve heard from countless relatives and perhaps even strangers that they grow up {Read More}

Know What to Look for in a Life Jacket

With summer comes vacations and a lot of water activities. While this can be great fun, it can also spell danger. There is always a hazard with little ones when it comes to water, so safety is of utmost importance during the summer time. It’s important to know what to look for in a life jacket to keep your child safe while still having fun. When Should Your Child Wear a Life Jacket? You can never be too safe around {Read More}