• Milk Options & Alternatives Beyond Babyhood

    A huge part of transitioning your child from an infant to a toddler diet is changing their source of milk. In our society many people are surprised to find out that a healthy child doesn’t actually need milk (gasp!). There are many children, and adults alike whose bodies are actually unable to process the lactose in milk as well as many who have chosen a dietary lifestyle that milk doesn’t fit into... read more

  • How To Make The Perfect Summer Clam Bake

    Warm weather, sunshine, long days and cool nights. Summertime is here! You’ve dusted off the patio furniture and fired up the grill. Now, you just need something to make for dinner. If you’re looking for something other than hot dogs and burgers for your cookout this weekend, we’ve got the best recipe that screams summertime... read more

  • Prenatal Genetic Screening: Is It For You?

    The moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are bombarded with a wealth of information. And for many of us, several health related thoughts immediately flood our minds. Am I doing everything I can to create a “perfect” environment for my baby? Is the baby growing?... read more

  • DIY Homemade Sunscreen

    The skin is your body’s largest organ. It protects you and you have to take good care of it.  You may not be aware of just how important it is to know exactly what you are putting on your skin day after day. Sunscreen, which is supposed to protect your skin, may actually be poisoning you... read more

  • 10+ Playground Exercises for Mom

    Finding the time to workout is a huge challenge for most moms. Time for working out often comes at the expense of much needed down time- either when the children are sleeping or during your precious evening hours after work. What if instead of sacrificing this personal time, you could squeeze in a workout while also hanging out with the family?... read more

  • 10 Backyard Water Activities On A Budget

    Do you have a free day and want something new and fun to do with your child?  Why not stay at home and enjoy some backyard water fun?  Water play is such a great way to entertain your youngster.  It is a wonderful hands-on experience that can keep them occupied for hours... read more

The Ultimate Raspberry Oatmeal Crumb Cake

If you’re looking for a fun, unique dessert to top off your casual family dinners this summer, we’ve got you covered! This ultimate raspberry oatmeal crumb cake is so quick and easy to make, your kids can help you throw it together. But don’t let its short ingredient list and bake time fool you into thinking it won’t fulfill your cravings for something decadent. It isn’t called an “ULTIMATE” cake for nothing. You will savor every delicious bite!

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6 Tips for a Hassle-Free Move with Children!

6 Tips for a Hassle-Free Move

You have dreamed of this day. You have found the perfect house and are ready to make it your own. There is just one huge thing standing in your way - MOVING. The thing that every person dreads and it is like a dark cloud looming over you. And now you’re not only moving yourself, but you’re moving with a baby, toddler, young child, or multiple children. Well don’t worry! We have a list of 6 ways to make moving with children hassle-free!

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Beyond the Baby Soap: Big Girl Skin and Hair Tips

If you have a budding tween girl in your house, you’ve probably wondered when is the right time to start talking to them about personal hygiene and teaching them how to properly take care of their skin and hair. We know as moms that we probably did things to our skin and hair at one time or another that we now wish we didn’t (think: tanning all day by the pool!). Knowing what we know now, you can use these experiences to show your daughter how important it is to learn the right, and wrong, way to treat your skin and hair. 

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Water Breaking

When you see a woman’s water break in movies or on television, you see a little splash or trickle of clear “water” and then the woman dramatically starts labor pains.  If only that were the case in every instance.  Hollywood seems to have done zero research on the subject or they just don’t want to gross the public out but if you’re going to include this phenomenon in a scene, why not do it the right way?

When your water breaks, or as it’s technically called, spontaneous rupture of membranes (SROM), the forewaters of amniotic fluid are released.  Not every woman’s water breaks nor do they have the same experience.  The following is a list of things you may not know about what may happen when and if your water breaks.

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Choosing the Right Daycare

 Choosing the Right Daycare

Leaving your child at daycare can be the hardest decision in parenthood. You are entrusting your child’s welfare to another person. It can feel overwhelming and emotionally draining, to say the least! We are here to help! Here are 9 things to take into account when you are choosing the right daycare for your child.

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Turnberry Isle Resort: Unique Miami Escape

 Turnberry Isle Resort Unique Miami Escape

Are you tired of the usual luxury chain hotels?  Are you searching for an uncommon destination for your next vacation–one that holds its own character and allows for you to unfold something new throughout your journey?  An independent luxury hotel from the Autograph Collection is the answer.  Once in a lifetime you must visit Miami and bask in the sun at Turnberry Isle Miami.

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The Mom Workout

Are you an overwhelmed mom with no time to workout?  Do you feel like you’ve finished off one too many of your kids leftover chicken nuggets and now your backside is paying the price?  Do you want to workout but are trapped in the house by one, two or three raging maniacs??  Then this is THE workout for you! We have come up with the perfect workout for moms (or even dads!) that are stuck in the house all day with the kids. This way you can turn all of the whining, fighting, unlimited snack requests and messes into an excuse to get your fitness on.

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Child Modeling 101

child modeling 101

We can bet you there isn’t one mother out there who doesn’t want their child to grace the cover of magazines, appear on television or say “my child is a model.” Alright we take it back, maybe there is a mom or two out there who wouldn’t want any of that. We can safely say that most moms would be ecstatic if their baby or child got into modeling and made a few bucks for their college fund. There are a few things you should know and consider when getting your child into modeling. Read on to get the low down on everything you need to know!

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7 Spooky Snacks for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween comes with its fair share of dressing up, face painting, tricks, and of course treats. While October 31st is notorious for bags of candy and sugar galore, there’s no reason why you can’t also incorporate some healthy food into your child’s Halloween. We’ve rounded up 7 creative, fun, and yummy snacks that will be sure to leave your little ghost howling for more!

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Toddler Dining: Booster Seat Round-Up

Whether you’re short on space and want to ditch the highchair or have a toddler who’s ready to sit at the big table with the family, there’s a great option for you: Booster Seats! Nowadays there are a wide variety of boosters, from cushions that you can throw on top of any old dining chair to ones that strap down and feature removable trays. We’ve rounded up a few great options that will not only save you space, but allow your toddler to safely dine at the table with you.

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10 Tips for Photographing Kids’ Sports

10 Tips for Photographing Kids Sports

Over the weekend, many of us spend our time watching our favorite little athletes run up and down a field. In addition to cheering from the sidelines, a proud momtographer’s responsibility includes photographing all the memorable moments of their child playing ball. We’d love nothing more than to capture that awesome moment when our child does something BIG! 

As if photographing kids in action wasn’t hard enough, in order to get the most out of your camera while at your child’s game, all the critical elements must align: timing, position, exposure, and composition. We know how difficult sports photography can be, but with today’s 10 tips, maybe this year you’ll capture “the perfect shot!”

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5 Unspoken Truths about Pregnancy

5 Unspoken Pregnancy Complaints Opt 1

We have all heard the joys that accompany pregnancy from food cravings, to bouts of morning sickness, to chronic fatigue. But let’s be honest, there’s way more to pregnancy than these little nuisances. Pregnancy can be downright TMI for most to talk about. We’re cutting to the chase, barring it all, revealing some of the cold, hard (and humorous) truths about pregnancy NO ONE ever tells you about.

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Baby Jogger Summit X3

Stroller Guide Baby Jogger Summit X3

Whether you are a new mom looking to get back into shape after baby or an experienced mom seeking a convenient stroller for all terrains, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 has just what you are looking for in a single stroller/jogger hybrid. With features that set it apart from the rest, this stroller makes trips and trails a breeze for both mom and baby.  Read on to find out why we love the Summit X3 and all it has to offer!

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Placenta Encapsulation and Tinctures

Placenta Encapsulation and Tincture
To eat or not to eat? That is the question! Some of us have probably pondered this question, and some of us may not even have the slightest idea why someone would want to eat their placenta. While most mammals on land consume their placenta following birth, humans are one of the few that do not regularly eat their placenta. More recently, placenta consumption has been discussed and researched, proving there may be several reasons why most mammals thrive from eating their placenta.

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Emotion by Babyhome + a Giveaway

If you are looking for the perfect durable but lightweight stroller, we have found it! Babyhome is a leader in the baby gear industry. Based in Spain, their products are the outcome of a sophisticated merger between functionality and design. Babyhome has truly broken the mold when they designed their newest product: the Emotion. Emotion stands out in the stroller world for its easy maneuverability, compact folding and lightweight design- and speaking of design- it’s truly a beauty!

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