How to Get Free Diapers

Having a baby is expensive, that’s no secret. Among many things, one of those costly expenses that add up every month is buying diapers. Then if you have more than one child in diapers at the same time, the cost doubles! There are cost-effective solutions available that will help ease this financial consumption, which I’ve covered here. Here are some helpful tips on how to get free diapers for your little one whether you’re cloth diapering or choose disposable. Free {Read More}

Homeschooling: Best Free Learning Websites

kids on computer

I’m all up for hands-on learning when it comes to teaching toddlers. That’s not to say that I never let my kids watch TV or occasionally play games on my phone. There are many online educational websites that offer games and learning activities for preschoolers that help them learn fundamental skills. Pay close attention, because some of these learning websites for kids require a monthly fee in order to use them. With so many resources available thanks to technology, it’s {Read More}

The First Years Microwave Sterilizer Review

The first years steam sterilizer

Babies’ undeveloped immune systems make them more susceptible to germs and bacteria. Sterilization is the best measure to ensure bottles, pacifiers, and other small items are clean and free of germs. There are many different brands of steam sterilizers available for sanitizing; I particularly like the ones made for the microwave as they don’t take up counter space like electric sterilizers. As a mother of a premie I was frequently sterilizing various items my baby used on a regular basis {Read More}

What Changes After Having a Baby?

As you prepare for parenthood, you’re probably well aware that many things are not going be the same. You may have heard plenty of tips from experienced parents about sleepless nights and such. What really changes after having a baby that people don’t tell you? Well, get ready to be enlightened. Having a baby changes EVERYTHING. It transforms your body into a remarkable temporary housing for the life that is soon to come. It changes your bank account for sure. {Read More}

Car Seats for Parents with Multiples

Chicco keyfit 30

Car seats are designed to keep our precious cargo safe while riding along in the car, but have you noticed how bulky they can be? If you place your standard infant car seat in the middle of the backseat, as you should being the safest placement for a car seat, it can leave additional passengers feeling very cramped on each side. That is, unless you have a very roomy vehicle. What if you need car seats for multiples? I use the {Read More}

Iron Deficiency in Infants and Toddlers

Periodically your pediatrician will check your baby’s hemoglobin levels during a wellness visit. The reason for this is to measure your baby’s iron levels to be sure they are adequate. Low hemoglobin levels could be a clear indication of iron deficiency in infants and toddlers. Why is iron so important to check and what can you do about it? If your baby is formula-fed then you have most likely noticed how formula containers are clearly marked that they contain iron. {Read More}

The Top 10 Best Baby Gear Gadgets

Boon night light

Are you the type of person that geeks out over the newest gadget? There are so many different electronic devices that are available to help make life simpler, especially for parents. I did a little research of my own to find some of the best baby gear gadgets that are hot on the market right now for the techie lover! We rely very heavily on technology these days. There are apps for just about anything you can imagine. It makes {Read More}

Disney Movie Club Membership Review

I receive special promotions for stuff in the mail all the time for free stuff. Usually it’s stuff like free books when you sign up for this or a free backpack when you sign up for that. One promotion I have received pretty often is to join the Disney Movie Club. We do watch Disney movies from time to time, though we always rent them when they come out, with the exception of purchasing some family favorites. If you’ve been {Read More}

Does Frequent Exposure to Germs Increase Immunity?

Like most new moms, when I had my first child I quickly became a germophobe. Everything had to be sterilized and hands thoroughly washed before even coming near the baby. Sound familiar? Of course, my daughter was also premature, which left her more susceptible than full-term babies. With my second child, I was much more lax about the situation. So does frequent exposure to germs increase immunity in your baby? It turns out there is some truth to this, but {Read More}

Best Book Recommendations for Kids

Story time is a great way for kids to learn through what they see and hear in books. Reading to your child, no matter how early, aids in their development of language skills while instilling a love for reading. It can also help them identify objects from what they see in the pictures. I’ve compiled a list featuring some of the best book recommendations for kids based on age. There are many wonderful things that come from reading books to {Read More}