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We are a team of fun loving, web combing, baby wearing moms and dads who saw a need for a website where we could share all the useful tips we come across daily. Modern mothers need one place where they can learn how to raise a baby, cook a meal, build a fire, save some money and then spend it, and do it all while looking perfect and being green. Ok, who are we kidding? It would be impossible, but we still try. Daily Mom will bring to you everything that can be of use to any mom and mom-to-be. We are here to educate, laugh with you, and make your lives easier (or harder depending on how many crafts you decide to do).

Classical Music at Your Fingertips

Classical Music at Your Fingertips

We all know about benefits of classical music for kids and adults alike. Now there is a new way to listen to great classical music and it’s free!  YourClassical.org streams live classical musical all day long.  This is not just a place to go find classical music to listen to –  you can find music for every moment of life.  Music streams in categories, such as weddings, lullabies, movies and many more.  So, if you are in the mood for sounds from the silver screen, just click on the category and listen. 

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Safe Prenatal Testing with a Routine Blood Draw? A Reality!

We have great news for newly pregnant mommas!

 Natera, a genetic testing company, has released a new NON-INVASIVE prenatal screening test, Panorama.

Panorama is a safe and very accurate non-invasive prenatal test that screens for common genetic diseases. “Panorama is the only NIPT that uses Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) to differentiate between and analyze both the maternal and fetal DNA. It is a sophisticated blood test that examines placental DNA in the maternal bloodstream to determine whether your baby is at risk of Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), Patau syndrome (trisomy 13) or a sex chromosome abnormality, such as Turner syndrome.”
Through a simple blood draw that can be performed in a doctor’s office, Panorama can screen for chromosomal abnormalities as early as 9 weeks gestation. And great news for those of us who are more impatient than others, the test can determine the baby’s gender with the results available within 7-10 calendar days.

This is amazing news for those women who would normally select more invasive procedures, like amniocentesis that can result in a miscarriage or an infection.

Based on the recent survey of 500 new and expecting mothers, the majority of women are anxious before receiving prenatal resting results but after the testing comes up, they feel relieved, excited, calm and better prepared.  79% of moms surveyed decided to learn the baby’s gender before he or she was born. 

The results of the survey can be viewed in the Natera Infographic below.

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 This survey was sponsored by the new Panorama™ NIPT, created by Natera, that enables women in the first trimester of pregnancy to be screened for more than a dozen leading genetic diseases as early as 9 weeks gestation. Additionally, the test has an optional gender screening that is >99% accurate.  Because the test is performed with a routine blood draw, it does not come with a risk of miscarriage that more invasive tests (like amniocentesis) carry.
 

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A New Scrapbook Introduces Manners to Toddlers

For many parents good behavior and politeness are a top priority starting at an early age.  Good moral character in our youth is vital for a more compassionate and responsible society. 

Do you often wonder how to reinforce courtesy and good etiquette with your children?  Good Manners For Life has come out with a Good Manners For Life Scrap Book Kit that is designed to teach your kids manners in an imaginative way.  

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Creating an Outdoor Playground with American Plastic Toys

      

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could create a private outdoor playground in your own backyard? Your kids could get outdoor time playing with toys while you enjoy fresh air and a cup of coffee. Most of us don’t dare to consider doing this, because play equipment and toys can be expensive. And when it comes to outdoors, those expensive toys can get ruined by the elements pretty quickly. What if we told you that there is a company that can not only create the most amazing indoor or outdoor playroom for both boys and girls, but allow you to do it on a budget? Introducing American Plastic Toys.

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Add Character to Your Child’s Space with 3 Sprouts

Add Character to Spaces with 3 Sprouts

In the sea of juvenile products, it is easy to get lost or get what’s convenient while sacrificing looks, quality and often price. However with just some minor research and patience, one can find solutions that are unique, beautiful and affordable. Luckily, you have us, Daily Moms, to do the job for you!

We would like to introduce you to 3 Sprouts, a company that makes being someone’s mother/organizer/cleaner-upper/chauffeur just a little more fun.

3 Sprouts carries a line of unique, well designed and modern storage and child care solutions that can be personalized to everyone’s home, child’s personality and preference.

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How to Take Me Time on Mother’s Day

Taking Me Time on Mothers Day

With Mother’s Day coming up, husbands all over the United States are scrambling for ideas and asking their wives what they would like for their special day. The art of pleasing a woman is difficult. Gifting doesn’t come easily to men, in general. You could always refer them to a Mother’s Day Gift Guide, like the one our editors put together this year, or….

Or you can get selfish. For once in your motherhood career, you can say “I deserve this!

And by this ,we mean the one thing no mother ever gets enough of – ME TIME! Time to relax and recharge, time to get away, recenter or to just have fun.

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After Christmas Sales – Our Favorite Decor Items

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Everyone knows that after Christmas sales is the best time to stock up on Holiday decorations for the next year. We went over Christmas sale offers from our favorite stores and would like to present you with the most beautiful, unique and affordable finds for Christmas Decor,  all up to 50% OFF!

Rather than filling your house with popular store decorations next year, we love the idea of slowly building a heirloom Christmas “stash,” buying a quality piece or two every year, shopping sales and creating a true quality Christmas in your home. We hope that these items, all of which are of the highest quality and on hugely on sale, will help you achieve that perfect Holiday feel. We’re featuring items from every style and design imaginable, so that everyone can score the perfect Christmas find.

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Best Holiday Cards Round Up

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An American tradition of sending photo cards for holidays each year is one we all treasure and enjoy!

What is a better way to showcase your most beautiful photos and loved family members while staying in touch with your relatives and friends than designing a beautiful card to be displayed on their mantel? With so many options for printing your cards from local stores to multiple online printing services, it’s easy to get lost. How do you know if the card is going to look good, the paper is thick enough, or if the printing is of good quality? Normally, you can’t until you order it. Most standard printing services, like local big box stores or mass production online services underwhelm with their final product.

Daily Mom decided to bring to you six card printing companies that offer amazing designs, affordable prices, plenty of options and great print quality! Read on!

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Natural Skincare by Cecilia Wong

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One of the hardest things on a mission to use cleaner, greener, healthier skin products is finding products that actually work.

It’s work in progress for us at Daily Mom as we learn more and more about what’s good and what works. Our recent surprising discovery has been a Holistic Skin Care line by Cecilia Wong, 100% natural, non toxic and cruelty free.

What makes Cecilia Wong skin care so different from more mainstream natural brands is that its products have the feel of very expensive hi-tech creams but use only all natural ingredients, herbs and botanicals.

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Day 4: Svan High Chair Giveaway

 Day 4 in the 50 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS

Today’s giveaway

Svan Signet high chair.

 

Svan is known for creating the high chair that grows with your child. The Svan Signet high chair is environmentally friendly and easily integrated into any home decor. If you are looking for a chair with a high standard of safety that is also easy to clean you will want this chair for your family. Be sure to check out their products on their website, and follow their Facebook and Twitter for updates. And of course, enter to win it below.

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