Car Seat Guide: Pria 85 Max by Maxi Cosi

Of all the decisions we have to make as parents, choosing a good car seat for our child is one of the most important ones we’ll make. In fact, you legally need a car seat from the moment you take your baby home from the hospital until he or she is big enough to safely fit into adult seat belts. Up until recently, this requirement would have most parents spending hundreds of dollars on infant carriers, convertible car seats, and boosters. But what if you could buy one car seat that would fit your child for as long as they needed to be in a car seat?

Today we’ll look at Maxi-Cosi’s Pria 85 Max and how it is changing the way we approach car seat safety from 5 to 85 lbs.

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Feed Your Brain in 15 Minutes A Day

You’re curious. You have always loved learning. Being a mom, especially to a demanding baby, can be mind numbing. Some days you go all day without an adult conversation, you watch more TV than you want, and you’re embarrassed about how much time you spend scrolling through social media feeds because all the baby wants to do is nurse. We’ve all been there. What happened to the woman who read interesting books and was always expanding her world view? Now all you think about is how much sleep you are not getting and you talk about poop more than you ever thought possible. Your brain feels like mush. It turns out there is a solution to “mom brain” that only requires a smart phone and 15 minutes a day. If you could continue learning and boost your brain power with your phone instead of letting social media suck the life out of you, wouldn’t you do it? 

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Recycled Decor: DIY Desk Storage #lesswastechallenge

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are 100% ours.

Finding ways to create less trash and provide a better environment we can all enjoy is a mission you may wish to challenge yourself to all year round. Less trash means healthier air, happier animals, and a stronger world for us all to enjoy. As a reminder of how important it is to live a sustainable lifestyle, April has been dubbed Earth Month, allowing us to encourage green living beyond a single day. In honor of the occasion we’ve decided to take on the #LessWasteChallenge to reduce 1 lb of waste per week with the help from our friends at Tom’s of Maine. Today we’ll be showcasing one of the ways we’re living out this challenge and mission of Earth Month by reusing items that may otherwise go to the landfill. Today we’ll be sharing how you can repurpose the packaging from your Tom’s of Maine toothpaste to create a trendy pencil holder for your desk or workspace. Why purchase an expensive piece of desk decor when you can make it yourself? 

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4 Game changing Makeup Artist Secrets

Are you looking to step up your makeup game but don’t know where to start? We’re sharing four game changing makeup artist secrets that are easy enough for anyone to try. Even if you don’t have a ton of time, you can easily incorporate these tricks into your beauty routine — whether it’s for everyday or just for a special occasion.

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Win It: Issa Mikro Toothbrush for Babies by Foreo

Electric toothbrushes are quickly replacing the standard toothbrush in many homes as consumers fall in love with the fresh, deep-clean feeling of a strong motor versus their own arm power. It’s true, studies show that electric toothbrushes do clean your teeth, gums, and tongue better than the typical toothbrush, while also encouraging consumers to brush their teeth for a longer period of time than one normally would. And just when we thought electric toothbrushes couldn’t get any better, FOREO ISSA came along and created a game changer in oral health care for both adults and kids.

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Dynacraft Wheels for Your Princess and Prince: Enter the #PrincessWeek Giveaway

If you are ready for a royally good time this spring, you need to get your princesses and princes out of the house, enjoying the sunshine and beautiful days. Turn off the screens and set out on adventures to far away lands where your kids rule (and burn off all that extra energy while using their imaginations). At Daily Mom, one of our favorite brands for bikes and ride-ons is Dynacraft. Dynacraft has an amazing selection for boys and girls in a wide age range. If you are looking for something for your son, we’ve got the coolest bike around to tell you about. If your daughter needs a sweet new ride, Dynacraft is celebrating all little princesses with a wonderful giveaway that we are excited to share with you as well.

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A Cure for Postpartum Incontinence

This sponsored post was written by Daily Mom on behalf of InControl Medical. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

One in three women experience bladder leakage. Urinary incontinence can happen for a number of reasons. Pregnancy and child birth are the top two reasons why one may experience urinary incontinence. We all expect to pee more than usual when we are pregnant with our baby kicking our bladder, but once you are holding that future soccer star in your arms, you expect the leaking to stop. Sometimes, bladder leakage does not stop after you deliver. Postpartum bladder leakage is common, but it is frustrating, inconvenient and embarrassing. Let’s take a look at this “mommy problem” and explore a way to stop the leaking and cure incontinence for good!

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Muffins & More Recipes for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and for those of us with littles, a day to ourselves is usually not in the cards. Our kids are more excited to celebrate us than we are, and just love showering us in homemade cards and gifts, breakfast in bed, or brunch with the family. Although you may be leaving brunch prep to the hubby this holiday, and knowing that the kids will want to help, leaving him with a few tips or easy recipe suggestions would be kind to say the least.

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Reducing Your EMF Exposure With Energy Dots

Technology has made life extremely convenient in so many ways, yet, there may be a hefty price to pay for it. Cell phones, computers, tablets, laptops, electronics, wireless devices, and all the other snazzy electronic devices around us have one or more dangerous components about them: EMF’s (electromagnetic emission frequency). This leads to massive energy interference which have adverse effects on the health of you, your children, and your teenagers (whom of which are more vulnerable)… unless you arm yourself with some dot gadgets.

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FOREO ISSA mikro Reviewed: Swedish-designed Sonic Baby Toothbrush

ISSA mikro baby electric toothbrush in use by my toddler

We all know how important oral hygiene is for our little ones, and the earlier we start taking care of our babies’ gums and teeth, the better the chance we have of building healthy dental habits when they’re bigger. Even before those first tiny teeth break through the gums, dentists encourage parents to clean baby’s gums after each feeding. Our only options for doing so have been a wet washcloth or one of those silicone infant toothbrushes that you wear on your fingertip, and once teeth start breaking through, finding a super soft toothbrush that cleans gently enough not to irritate those sensitive gums can be quite the task. But FOREO from Sweden wants to make it easy on us parents with their ISSA mikro sonic baby toothbrush, specifically designed for the smallest of brushers, from infancy to four years of age.

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What You Do Not Know About Coil Spring Mattresses

As it’s estimated, we spend a colossal 26 years of our lives sleeping; it’s surprising most of us don’t take sleep as seriously as we perhaps should. In fact, few of us make a conscious effort to keep our bedding and mattress up-to-date and to optimum quality, simply because we forget! But a bad mattress can have hugely detrimental effects on your sleeping pattern and overall quality of sleep, which can result in serious symptoms throughout the body over time if not rectified. But luckily, there is one universal mattress renowned for its variety and composition, and that’s the coil spring.

Due to the various sizes of springs available when manufacturing a range of mattresses, coil spring forms can offer different degrees of support dependent on your preference. So, if you’re looking for a new coil spring mattress or simply want to learn more information about them, below you’ll discover where they originate, different types, and the best methods of shopping for one!

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Cutting-Edge Beauty Tech Products

At CES 2017, we saw how technology is taking over the beauty world. From a hair brush that “hears” your hair breaking to a mirror that can analyze your skin, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most cutting-edge technology innovations in the beauty industry. Read on to find out what these amazing tech products have to offer and how to incorporate them into your beauty routine.

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Win It: Diaper Bag by Paperclip

(Pssst… Mother’s Day is upon us! If you’re looking for a great gift for someone or yourself, listen up!) It’s one of the many scenarios that parents hate to encounter: a dirty diaper and absolutely no changing tables in the public restroom. Most of us have been there. We’ve questioned the least germ-y options and had to make some tough calls. It was exactly this scenario that got two dads thinking, and thus the best baby pit-stop of all diaper bags was born: Paperclip.

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Raising a family with a Spouse suffering from a Chronic Disease

As I sat breastfeeding my infant while entertaining my toddler, half-listening to a doctor (a gastroenterologist to be exact) tell myself and my husband that he was being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, I was overwhelmed to say the least. This made no sense. How was my 29 year old, strong, healthy, weight lifting, food-loving husband being diagnosed with a disease neither of us had ever heard of? A disease that in the middle of a cold night in January 2012 crippled my husband, sent him to the hospital, and resulted in him being admitted for over a week. A disease that would change the course of our lives forever.

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10 Luxury Beauty Products Worth the Splurge

With so many makeup brands and products it’s hard to know: what’s worth the splurge and what isn’t? New products are constantly being launched and it can be overwhelming to keep up with everything that goes on the market. We’ve got a list of luxury beauty products worth the splurge — from tools and foundation to highlight and lipstick, we’ve got you covered with ten products that would be a great addition to any makeup collection.

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