Jaundice in Babies

Every new mother dreams of her baby being born healthy and happy. Naturally, you envision your baby being perfect. Sometimes this isn’t always the case. This is especially true in premature babies. I know this firsthand. Jaundice in babies is a very common condition, affecting about 60% of newborns. Not to worry, it is usually harmless and very easily treated if need be. What is Jaundice? Jaundice in infants is characterized by yellowing of the skin and whites of the {Read More}

Best Kid-Friendly Apps That Are Free

mylittleponyapp

If you own a smart phone or other mobile device then you know how useful apps can be. Likewise, you have probably already let your toddler or preschooler play on it from time to time. I know mine is a lifesaver when the kids have doctor’s appointments, rather than chasing them all over the waiting room as they get impatient while waiting. Apps can be really beneficial for kids as well with fun games that have educational value and encourage {Read More}

How to Make Brown Rice Pudding for Babies

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as the creamy goodness of homemade pudding, am I right? It’s cool, delicious, and also a great snack for solid feeders. Rice pudding is a yummy treat that is also great for babies who are learning how to eat more textured, yet soft foods.  I don’t particularly care for the pre-made stuff, myself and homemade pudding is so simple to make. I’ll show you a great recipe for delicious brown rice pudding for babies that {Read More}

My LeapFrog My Pal Scout Review

My Pal Scout

I really like LeapFrog products because of their educational value in a fun, creative way that inspires toddlers to learn. I have many of their products, but one that my son loves is the LeapFrog My Pal Scout. I first saw one of these when a little girl was playing with one (it was Violet, the girl version) in the waiting room at a doctor’s office and my son was fascinated by it. Her mother raved about the toy and {Read More}

The Truth About Work from Home Moms

working from home

When you become a mother, one of the biggest decisions you make is whether you will return to work or stay home to raise your family. Fortunately with so many work from home opportunities popping up, more mothers are finding ways to be home while still earning an income. The problem is how society views work from home moms. I’ve seen it time and time again and have experienced this myself as a work from home mom. I’ve often seen {Read More}

Considering Cord Blood Banking: Is it for you?

If you’re expecting then you have probably heard about cord blood banking. You see the ads everywhere in doctor’s offices and magazines. You may even know someone who has done it before. What is it exactly and is it for you? Here is some helpful information if you are considering cord blood banking as an option.   We made the decision to bank our child’s cord blood stem cells after hearing about it and doing some research. The umbilical cord {Read More}

Top 10 Most Used Baby Products

bumbo seat

You may have seen some of our buying guides for some of the best baby product must haves. Well, I decided to do something a little different. Rather than simply listing the best products you can buy, I want to highlight those products that really make a difference. I asked moms what were the products they used the most during their baby’s first year to find out what things you really can’t live without. Here are the top 10 most {Read More}

The Infamous Mom Jeans Are In!

mom jeans

I’m not one to follow the latest trends in fashion. I wear what I like and what’s comfortable, which consists of mostly tees and jeans. While some fashion forward moms like to stay on top of the trends, most of us are too busy and tired running after the kids to care. After all, most mornings you’re lucky if you remembered to brush your teeth, right? However, here is one trend you may already be following – mom jeans are {Read More}

A Ghoulish Treat: Healthy Fall Snack for Kids

chocolate spider web cookies

As Halloween is quickly approaching you see the store shelves fully stocked with sugary confections of all sorts. Your kids are bound to get their fill of trick-or-treat sweets when they go door to door in their cute costumes. If you’re looking for a fun way to provide a healthy fall snack for kids, here is a recipe they’ll enjoy making with you almost as much as they’ll enjoy eating them. Check out these ideas for seasonal snacks that are {Read More}

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}