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  • Child Passenger Safety Week On the heels of Hannah’s review of the peg perego primo viaggio 5-70 it makes sense to talk about, Child Passenger Safety week.  We spend lots of time reviewing car seats and this week should spotlight WHY we do so and educate us on Child Passenger Safety. I am no expert when it comes to ... Read this post
  • Baby & Toddler Activities There are countless reasons for you to join a class with your babe! Depending on the activity can help develop gross motor skills, they can help develop speech, they are good for socializing (for baby and mama) and so on. We have been taking classes with Harrison since he was about 4 months old. I am constantly researching the ... Read this post
  • Babyganics review & giveaway I am very picky about the products I bring into our home. Especially products that will be used on or effect or girls. When Babyganics asked if I would review several of their skincare and household products, I did my research and then happily agreed. I appreciated that their line of products is tirelessly tested ... Read this post
  • Fire Alarm Safety The other day a false fire alarm went off. During nap time. We have 15 foot ceilings. And my husband was out of town. Once the initial panic of a nap lost subsided, I figured out which alarm was going off, retrieved our gigantic ladder, and was able to remove the culprit from the ceiling. ... Read this post
  • How to save on baby gear Baby gear can be very expensive.  While we are all for splurging here and there, there are great, budget friendly items out there as well as ways to save on gear.  First, here are five ways to save money on baby gear: 1) Look for sales. Duh, right?  But subscribe to emails from places like diapers.com as ... Read this post
  • Woodlands Nursery Inspiration I love this feminine take on a woodlands nursery.  I fell in love with this wallpaper and it served as the inspiration behind this nursery decor.  It’s modern-day mini snow white in the forest with her friends.   Furniture:  Sparrow Crib, Joya Rocker, Birch Dresser, Pouf Fabrics:  Blue Lace Rug, Owl Changing Pad Cover, Bear Pillow Lighting:  Tripod lamp, ... Read this post
  • Packing a Diaper Bag for Twin Infants When I was pregnant, I made tons of lists and charts in preparation for after the babies arrived: a registry list, grocery lists (so others could shop for us), chores around the house, even a chart for how we would sleep train (ha, that one failed miserably). The one thing that I couldn’t figure out was ... Read this post
  • Summer baby clothes I don’t think there has ever been a summer more anticipated than this one, who’s with me? Here in Chicago, the weather is still taunting us a bit. But I’ve officially committed to summer by packing up all our winter gear and sending it off to storage! Having done so, I realized that Harrison’s wardrobe is looking pretty ... Read this post
  • Summer Travel Essentials + a giveaway! Summer is undoubtedly my favorite season.  Perhaps because I loved getting out of school and being free for the summer or more likely because I love, love the warm temps.  As I have gotten older I love summer for fun, family road trips and weekend vacays.  And while our current schedule doesn’t allow for us ... Read this post
  • Summer Infant Swaddling Line Review When my twins Audrey and David were newborns, we did everything we could to create a comfortable sleeping experience for them: white noise, swaddling, darkness, the works. Swaddling itself became the hardest to implement correctly. We had taken the Happiest Baby on the Block class and learned the right way to swaddle. We even became masters ... Read this post
  • A Closer Look: Newborn Hair, Common Issues and Our Favorite Shampoos Given the amount of time and energy women across the world commonly put into their own hair, it makes sense that we would also pay some lip service to the hair of their newborn babies! While some of your children may be balding beauties, and others could rock a Mohawk look, here are some common ... Read this post
  • Where to Buy Preemie Clothes One of the first things that a MOM (mother of multiples) learns when she is pregnant is that her gestational period is not the typical 40 weeks of a single pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy for twins, for instance, ranges from 36-37 weeks, although many twins are born earlier. Because of this, our babies are typically ... Read this post
  • Nesting Days Newborn Baby Carrier Review My plan while pregnant with Margaux was to wear her everywhere –  around the house, play spaces, out and about so I could easily keep up with Eloise (she’s a busy one) while being close to Marguax.  Much to my dismay, my newborn baby wearing dreams haven’t really panned out.  I have tried several carriers ... Read this post
  • Boppy Newborn Lounger Review There’s no denying snuggling with a newborn is one of the greatest things in life.  There’s also no denying  that every once in awhile you need to put that little babe in safe place to chill.  We all know and love The Boppy Company for their nursing pillows but they also make the handy dandy ... Read this post
  • Milestones | Capturing your Newborn You’re a new mom and you want great photos of your newborn, right? My best advice for getting good photos of your newborn is to hire a professional photographer Newborn moments are fleeting and precious and in my humble opinion the best way to preserve those moments is by hiring a professional photographer to ... Read this post
  • Safety during your newborn photo session Safety during your newborn photo session – this is something that is discussed a lot in the photography community but I rarely have seen it addressed in a parent forum. If you are considering hiring a newborn photographer there are some important things you should ask before your session and be aware of during your ... Read this post
  • Real Mom Dilemma: Newborn Blanket Options Today’s Real Mom Dilemma, comes from Mama to be J.  Mama J has some great questions and ones that I asked myself too – which “wearable blanket” option is best?   This may be another one of those every-baby-is-different thing but it is definitely helpful to hear others experiences.  If you are new to The ... Read this post
  • Newborn Essentials It saddens me that we are moving out have moved out of the newborn stage but I also love this new infant stage.  The newborn stage is such a special time and if it is your first baby, a big adjustment.  When it comes down to it there really are just a few products that ... Read this post
  • Newborn Sleeping Options I know I was really overwhelmed when it came to what Eloise was going to sleep in during the newborn stage.  From a functional perspective my first thought was a Pack ‘N Play but then I thought Co-Sleeper and then Rock ‘N Play Sleeper but what about the Nap Nanny too?  It sounds overwhelming just ... Read this post
  • Infant Toys – Newborn to Six months There are SO many baby toys out there how is one to know what is right for what age?  Honestly, a lot depends on your child and what they enjoy but we’ve put together a round up of some of the best and most well liked toys from newborn to six months.  The key in ... Read this post

+ Infant

  • Child Passenger Safety Week On the heels of Hannah’s review of the peg perego primo viaggio 5-70 it makes sense to talk about, Child Passenger Safety week.  We spend lots of time reviewing car seats and this week should spotlight WHY we do so and educate us on Child Passenger Safety. I am no expert when it comes to ... Read this post
  • Baby & Toddler Activities There are countless reasons for you to join a class with your babe! Depending on the activity can help develop gross motor skills, they can help develop speech, they are good for socializing (for baby and mama) and so on. We have been taking classes with Harrison since he was about 4 months old. I am constantly researching the ... Read this post
  • Babyganics review & giveaway I am very picky about the products I bring into our home. Especially products that will be used on or effect or girls. When Babyganics asked if I would review several of their skincare and household products, I did my research and then happily agreed. I appreciated that their line of products is tirelessly tested ... Read this post
  • Fall Baby & Toddler Clothes Happy Labor Day! With Labor Day comes Fall, one of my favorite seasons.  Per usual, the baby and kids clothes coming out this fall are out of this world cute so we thought we’d share a few of our favorites.  This is no way a sponsored post but you MUST check out the Carter’s sale… ... Read this post
  • Fire Alarm Safety The other day a false fire alarm went off. During nap time. We have 15 foot ceilings. And my husband was out of town. Once the initial panic of a nap lost subsided, I figured out which alarm was going off, retrieved our gigantic ladder, and was able to remove the culprit from the ceiling. ... Read this post
  • How to save on baby gear Baby gear can be very expensive.  While we are all for splurging here and there, there are great, budget friendly items out there as well as ways to save on gear.  First, here are five ways to save money on baby gear: 1) Look for sales. Duh, right?  But subscribe to emails from places like diapers.com as ... Read this post
  • Baby Bedtime Routines It is a very common question among parents, how is your baby sleeping?  For some this can be a sore subject for others it is a proud moment that they get to share that their two week old is sleeping through the night (are these people lying?!?).  Either way, we learn best from each other, ... Read this post
  • Best First Baby Shoes This time last year, all my mama friends and I were carefully picking out our first walkers shoes. As it happens, we all ended up with Striderite for first shoes. Since then, we have discovered some other brands that offer the best in foot health. When it comes to shoes for Harrison, I opt to take ... Read this post
  • Woodlands Nursery Inspiration I love this feminine take on a woodlands nursery.  I fell in love with this wallpaper and it served as the inspiration behind this nursery decor.  It’s modern-day mini snow white in the forest with her friends.   Furniture:  Sparrow Crib, Joya Rocker, Birch Dresser, Pouf Fabrics:  Blue Lace Rug, Owl Changing Pad Cover, Bear Pillow Lighting:  Tripod lamp, ... Read this post
  • oogaa Feeding Products Review With a name like Oogaa you would expect the products to be as fun as they sound! oogaa feeding products are bright, fun, and most importantly, safe. When Harrison first started eating, we chose oogaa feeding products. They were great when he was just starting with solids and perfect for the wild (plate throwing) toddler he has become. ... Read this post
  • Packing a Diaper Bag for Twin Infants When I was pregnant, I made tons of lists and charts in preparation for after the babies arrived: a registry list, grocery lists (so others could shop for us), chores around the house, even a chart for how we would sleep train (ha, that one failed miserably). The one thing that I couldn’t figure out was ... Read this post
  • Summer baby clothes I don’t think there has ever been a summer more anticipated than this one, who’s with me? Here in Chicago, the weather is still taunting us a bit. But I’ve officially committed to summer by packing up all our winter gear and sending it off to storage! Having done so, I realized that Harrison’s wardrobe is looking pretty ... Read this post
  • Summer Travel Essentials + a giveaway! Summer is undoubtedly my favorite season.  Perhaps because I loved getting out of school and being free for the summer or more likely because I love, love the warm temps.  As I have gotten older I love summer for fun, family road trips and weekend vacays.  And while our current schedule doesn’t allow for us ... Read this post
  • Summer Infant Swaddling Line Review When my twins Audrey and David were newborns, we did everything we could to create a comfortable sleeping experience for them: white noise, swaddling, darkness, the works. Swaddling itself became the hardest to implement correctly. We had taken the Happiest Baby on the Block class and learned the right way to swaddle. We even became masters ... Read this post
  • Baby travel essentials & tips A couple weeks ago, we took our first vacation as a family of four.   Travel with kids, be it, one, two or more, is a whole different animal than taking a trip with you and your hubs.  In my mind the key is, bring a little that goes a long way.  If you are anything ... Read this post
  • Straight Up Crib Review The one thing I was certain about when it came to furnishing the little Man’s nursery, was his crib.  I wanted a modern crib with clean lines and of course it had to be safe.  That’s exactly what we got in the Straight Up Crib,  from The Land of Nod (TLON). I love the no nonsense name, too.  The ... Read this post
  • A Closer Look at Baby Sign Language One of the difficult parts of being a parent to a young child is figuring out the needs of your baby or toddler, who are unable to communicate them verbally. Learning baby sign language can help open up those communication channels for you and your child, until they reach a verbal stage and are able ... Read this post

+ Toddler

  • Toddler Tuesday: Rainy day activities Here in NYC, we have been blessed with a couple months of gorgeous weather.  I am wise enough to know that is a changin’.  I welcome the fall with open arms but our time outside is slowly dwindling.  This week the forecast has lots of rain and with a busy toddler I have to plan ... Read this post
  • Colorful Budget Friendly Toddler Room I shared Harry’s nursery almost exactly a year ago, but it’s changed quite significantly since then. First of all, we moved. And second of all, Harry is no longer a baby and is now injecting his personality into every corner of his new room. We used all of the same furniture, adding a DIY teepee which ... Read this post
  • Out and About with JJ Cole Bundleme After we put our twins to bed each night, my husband and I eat our dinner, sit on the couch, and check out our DVR. Lately, we have really enjoyed watching the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Earlier this summer, Jimmy got on a long-running tangent about pumpkin season coming up and how he wanted a truck to ... Read this post
  • Easy Toddler Meal Ideas Part II The easy toddler meal ideas I posted a couple months ago seemed to go over quite well so here we are with installment #2 of easy toddler meal ideas.  Again, these are all meals I can whip together in 10-15 minutes and are popular with my fickle eater.  These days I am also thinking about ... Read this post
  • Child Passenger Safety Week On the heels of Hannah’s review of the peg perego primo viaggio 5-70 it makes sense to talk about, Child Passenger Safety week.  We spend lots of time reviewing car seats and this week should spotlight WHY we do so and educate us on Child Passenger Safety. I am no expert when it comes to ... Read this post
  • Baby & Toddler Activities There are countless reasons for you to join a class with your babe! Depending on the activity can help develop gross motor skills, they can help develop speech, they are good for socializing (for baby and mama) and so on. We have been taking classes with Harrison since he was about 4 months old. I am constantly researching the ... Read this post
  • Babyganics review & giveaway I am very picky about the products I bring into our home. Especially products that will be used on or effect or girls. When Babyganics asked if I would review several of their skincare and household products, I did my research and then happily agreed. I appreciated that their line of products is tirelessly tested ... Read this post
  • Toddler Tuesday: Clothes Shopping tips I wanted to follow up our preschool prep post with some tips for back to school shopping. Harrison will be spending two full days a week at school, including naps! Our current day consists of approximately three outfit changes: morning activity, comfortable nap clothes, and afternoon activity. I have to consolidate these three looks into ... Read this post
  • Favorite Children Books We huge fans of reading in our house and it’s not uncommon to find Harry reading in his room on his own, or to feel him tugging at my shirt asking me to read him a book many, many times every day. Books seem to be his favorite toy and we try to squeeze in ... Read this post
  • Fall Baby & Toddler Clothes Happy Labor Day! With Labor Day comes Fall, one of my favorite seasons.  Per usual, the baby and kids clothes coming out this fall are out of this world cute so we thought we’d share a few of our favorites.  This is no way a sponsored post but you MUST check out the Carter’s sale… ... Read this post
  • Essentials for Preschool Prep The day is fast approaching… Harrison starts school right after Labor Day. Gulp. I mean, it’s not quite Harvard, but I imagine being equally as nervous/anxious/nauseated, when that time comes Harrison and some of his buddies are off to preschool! I’m not sure whose going to have a harder time, the mamas or the babies kids. ... Read this post
  • A Closer Look: Toddler Arts and Crafts Given Lindsey’s post earlier this week about how her eldest uses the Baby Bud Booster during drawing time, and the fact that we’re a few weeks out from Grandparents Day (more to come on that next week), today we thought we’d take a closer look at toddler arts and crafts time. It’s a great way ... Read this post
  • Easy Toddler meal ideas Meal time with a toddler could be described as any one of the following: tough, challenging, messy, frustrating, humbling, patience-testing and on rare occasions, delightful.  No really, it isn’t all that bad but I used to dread meal time with Eloise.  Mostly because she is a very fickle eater.  I don’t say picky because she ... Read this post
  • How to Choose a Bicycle Carrier I’m quickly becoming the editor with the “Babies don’t have to slow you down!” reputation, but what can I say? I’m an active mom, which carries over from my pre-mama life, and I want to instill a love of adventure in my kids (see my take on traveling with kids and my favorite hiking carrier). So ... Read this post
  • Summer Infant Pop ‘n Play Review As soon as our twins became mobile, we knew that we would need a play pen to keep them safe while we were visiting family. While we knew that we could get one of those plastic playpens, we liked the idea of something with a floor to it, since we are outside so often (we ... Read this post
  • Fire Alarm Safety The other day a false fire alarm went off. During nap time. We have 15 foot ceilings. And my husband was out of town. Once the initial panic of a nap lost subsided, I figured out which alarm was going off, retrieved our gigantic ladder, and was able to remove the culprit from the ceiling. ... Read this post
  • Baby Bedtime Routines It is a very common question among parents, how is your baby sleeping?  For some this can be a sore subject for others it is a proud moment that they get to share that their two week old is sleeping through the night (are these people lying?!?).  Either way, we learn best from each other, ... Read this post
  • 2nd Birthday Gift Guide Harrison is TWO! How??? The first year I felt every.single.second.go.by. It was the longest year of my life. On the flip side, this last one just flew by! Harrison is turning into such a little person now, with likes and dislikes and it has been so much fun getting to know him. Things I never cared about before (e.g. ... Read this post
  • Best First Baby Shoes This time last year, all my mama friends and I were carefully picking out our first walkers shoes. As it happens, we all ended up with Striderite for first shoes. Since then, we have discovered some other brands that offer the best in foot health. When it comes to shoes for Harrison, I opt to take ... Read this post
  • oogaa Feeding Products Review With a name like Oogaa you would expect the products to be as fun as they sound! oogaa feeding products are bright, fun, and most importantly, safe. When Harrison first started eating, we chose oogaa feeding products. They were great when he was just starting with solids and perfect for the wild (plate throwing) toddler he has become. ... Read this post
  • Photo Stickers and Wall Decals by Paper Culture Since having Harrison, I have used Paper Culture for his announcements, holiday cards, invitations, etc. Paper Culture products are extremely unique, the quality is incredible, and they are wonderful to work with. I’ve worked with their designers to customize items with prompt replies and ease. These are paper goods you can feel good about too.  Their products are eco-friendly and printed on ... Read this post
  • Five Weaning Tips from a Real Mom Before I had Harry, I had no idea how big of a role breastfeeding would play in both Harry’s and my lives. Sure, I knew I’d be spending a lot of time doing it, and I knew by breastfeeding I was giving Harry all the nutrients he needed, helping him to grow strong and smart. But ... Read this post
  • Summer Travel Essentials + a giveaway! Summer is undoubtedly my favorite season.  Perhaps because I loved getting out of school and being free for the summer or more likely because I love, love the warm temps.  As I have gotten older I love summer for fun, family road trips and weekend vacays.  And while our current schedule doesn’t allow for us ... Read this post
  • Baby’s First Haircut Confession time, up until recently, my son looked like a sheepdog.  As in his hair was so long it covered half his face, I’m surprised he could even see.  To be fair he came out with a lot of hair, and as his locks grew he started rocking the surfer look, which we were fine with.  Unfortunately, the ... Read this post
  • Tips for Entertaining a Toddler on an Airplane With the summer travel season kicking off Memorial Day, this seemed like the perfect time to discuss ways to entertain babes on the airplane. I am never more aware of having a toddler boy than when I’m crammed in a tiny seat on a full airplane. I am convinced this is the hardest age to travel ... Read this post
  • Baby travel essentials & tips A couple weeks ago, we took our first vacation as a family of four.   Travel with kids, be it, one, two or more, is a whole different animal than taking a trip with you and your hubs.  In my mind the key is, bring a little that goes a long way.  If you are anything ... Read this post
  • Beach Essentials for Toddlers Since having a baby, the beach seems to be our go to destination for vacationing. After this winter, Harrison and I were in dire need of a couple weeks in the sun! Although our beach gear mostly stayed the same from the time Harrison was a baby, a toddler does have some different needs. Here’s ... Read this post
  • Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers Last Easter, Harry was just a few months old, but this year he’s been talking about the Easter Bunny for weeks (or as he calls it, the “baaub-ee”) and with that in mind, I’ve put a lot of thought into his Easter basket. Although the boy loves chocolate, I’m making it my mission to fill ... Read this post
  • How to Choose a Bike Helmet for Your Child The weather is changing and the trees are getting a few leaves here and there, which means Spring is in the air. With the changing seasons comes all sorts of outdoor activities, many of which, I’m discovering with a 15 month old boy, include lots of laundry. But one of the outdoor activities I’ve been ... Read this post
  • Toddler Tuesday: Entertainment under $10 Toddler’s are busy little bodies.  In my experience, they prefer to be moving and not sitting quietly.  However, at time you need them to sit quietly.  Be it at a restaurant, doctor’s office, airplane or maybe just at home.  Here are some ideas, all less than $10, that are more on-the-go oriented but work great ... Read this post
  • Toddler Tuesday: On the Go Snacks We are quickly approaching the launch of brand new site and I can’t wait to share it with you all!  One new weekly feature we will be starting is Toddler Tuesday’s.  So many of you lovely readers start with us when you are pregnant and those little bumps turn into bundles of joy that turn ... Read this post
  • A Closer Look: How do I Care For My Baby’s Teeth? Let’s begin today with a startling statistic: 25% of U.S. children develop cavities before kindergarten. 25%! While it may be difficult to imagine that the road to pearly whites could take a detour (a perhaps painful, at times expensive one) for your now-gummy grinning baby, there’s truth in numbers. Here are four tips to help ... Read this post
  • 10 Things Your Child Needs from Ikea Happy Christmas Eve Wise Mamas and Papas! Hopefully you’re snuggled up with your loved ones today, maybe making a batch or two of cookies for Santa while singing lots of yuletide carols and drinking copious amounts of ‘nog. But, if you’re doing a little last minute shopping, we’ve got a round up of our favorites ... Read this post
  • Chic & Sophisticated Budget Friendly Toddler Room As baby safety month wraps up we thought it would be fun to move on to something completely different – a budget week!  Our budget week will spill into early next week with a budget friendly baby registry guide and a nursery designed on a budget.  But this week, we have some awesome you’ll-have-to-wait-and-see budget ... Read this post
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