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Stephanie

Stephanie is a military wife, currently residing in New York, and mama of two exceptionally curious kiddos - a rugged pint-size princess and a toddling Evel Knievel-in-training - and one sweet, easy going baby boy. When she isn't exploring the family's newest dwellings, running trails, farmers' markets, and playgrounds, she spends her down time working from home, feverishly correcting "textspeak" in her college students' essays as an adjunct English instructor for a local community college. Her passion for writing and photography can be found at Stephanie High Photography on facebook

Gear Guide: Withings Home and Baby Monitoring System

Having a baby can be one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking experiences of your life. One minute you’re basking in the smell of your newborn’s sweet skin and the next, you’re checking in on him in his crib every five minutes to make sure he’s safe and content. Getting things done while your baby is napping is near impossible. Luckily for us, we live in the age of technology, and one of the greatest baby gadgets to hit the markets has been the video baby monitor, making quick check-ins as simple as a glance on a screen from anywhere in the home. But, what if you could check in on your baby while you’re away at work or on a much-needed date with your partner? This is why we love Withings Home Monitoring System. It’s an all-in-one piece of comfort!

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Win It: Deluxe Learning Kit from Teach My

Our kids are heading back to school. For some of us, we’re sending our kids off to their very first year of kindergarten. While exciting, it’s also a bit nerve-wracking: Is she ready? Will he make friends? Will she enjoy school? Did we do enough to prepare him? For all your back to school worries, questioning whether you prepared your child enough doesn’t have to be one of them, thanks to Teach My Learning Kits!

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20 Books to Inspire Preschool Girls

Girls. They are everything from sweet to sassy, pure princess to rugged explorer. Preschool girls are the first to throw on a beautiful, pink fluffy party dress, only to head outside and jump in a muddy puddle. Young girls are also the first to develop feelings of inadequacy – with some reporting such feelings as early as 9 and 10 years old. In an effort to keep those feelings at bay and help our preschoolers develop feelings of self-worth well before those formidable years of middle and high school, we created a reading list that includes fun, enjoyable books that will work to foster a high sense of self-worth, self love, power, confidence, acceptance and kindness… as well as develop a love for reading from the very beginning. 

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Win It: ‘LectroFan White Noise Fan Sound Machine

Sleep is one of the biggest concerns when a new baby enters your world. Not only are you, the parent, exhausted in those first few months, but as the first year goes by, it seems that getting your little one to sleep becomes increasingly harder. Thanks to technology, though, we have come a long way in getting our little ones to fall asleep peacefully, allowing us to get some much needed shut-eye of our own. For every new mom and dad, the ‘LectroFan White Noise Fan Sound Machine is on our list of must-haves. 

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How White Noise can help you and your baby sleep better

Sleep. It’s desired by mothers everywhere, yet fought by infants to the nth degree. We joke, almost hysterically, as we navigate our new world with very heavy eyelids, that one day our children will sleep til noon, avoiding teenage responsibilities and household chores. We hang tight to hope — hope that one day we might come to know what a full night’s sleep feels like. And thus, we read. We read every book offering tips and tricks to getting a baby to sleep through the night or go down easily for a nap, and we implement every trick with high expectations. While using infant swings, regulating room temperatures, designing a routine, and installing blackout curtains can certainly help, we found one tip that greatly intrigued us because of its soothing capabilities for both mom and baby: white noise.

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Win It: End of Summer Style: Melody Lane, Mad Coconuts, Bondi Sands

Our children may be getting ready to head back to school, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the last little bit of great summer weather before the autumn chill sets in. End summer in style this year – and gift yourself at the same time for a summer well spent – with our End of Summer Style Giveaway featuring fashion finds from Melody Lane, Mad Coconuts, and Bondi Sands!

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6 Secrets to Improving Memory in Your Kids

Why is our memory so important? 

Retaining information in our long-term memory bank is one of the greatest joys we can have in life. There are many different types of information worth keeping, but if we’re going to make the best use of that memory (and the information it holds), it has to be properly exercised. While there are numerous ways for you to improve memory, we’ve found that if we start developing those muscles when our children are young that our brains will operate much more efficiently. 

With that in mind, today we’re sharing 6 secrets to improving memory for your kids.

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Win It: Performance Sport and Roadster XL Car Seats from Recaro

Purchasing a car seat is almost like purchasing a new car. You research safety standards, size limitations, comfort ratings, and of course, expense. You compare and contrast brands, styles, and prices endlessly. When it comes to the safety of your child, no amount of research and debate is ‘too much’. This is why we love companies that put safety first and foremost when it comes to providing products for our families, and Recaro‘s car seats are no different!

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Cloth Diapers: 10 Tips to Get Started

Are you thinking about cloth diapering your new baby? Or, maybe you’re tired of buying boxes of expensive diapers only to see them go into the trash. Cloth diapers have made a huge comeback in recent years and for many reasons: they are environmentally friendly, relatively inexpensive, and chemical-free. They are also incredibly cute on a little baby bum and come in a variety of colors, patterns, and designs. While cloth diapers have their definite pros, any small amount of research will show you that it can easily become an overwhelming and sometimes confusing world of diapering, sending your mind in circles and wondering if you should make the leap. If you are considering cloth diapering, here are some simple things that any veteran cloth diapering mama will tell you to help you start and adjust to this new venture!

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Win It: Choice of 2 Outfits by Feltman Brothers

Every child needs at least one beautiful, high-quality vintage piece amidst the vibrant, eclectic look of children’s clothing today. From professional photo shoots to family affairs such as baptisms and weddings, a classic vintage bubble dress or gown is a sure bet to making that moment priceless. For vintage-inspired clothing for infants and toddlers, we turn to Feltman Brothers to provide the very best!

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Becoming a WAHM: Using your talents to make money

It’s probably one of the most searched subjects in Pinterest, and that’s merely a guess based on the incredibly high number of posts advertising easy money from home. Bringing home the bacon while being able to also stay home with your children is a win-win in everyone’s eyes. Whether you took an income loss by leaving your full time job to stay home or your family could use a little extra income to play with, bringing in some money can add to your overall feeling of security when your current job is raising your children — which we all know is the hardest job, boasting no pay, but high rewards. But, what if you could spend your time at home with your kids doing something you love anyway, with the added bonus of making some money from it? There are so many sites and opportunities to showcase your hidden talents, your inherited skills, and your passionate hobbies that can make bringing in some money from home worth it from all aspects.

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Win It: Sweetie Pie Organics

As a parent, we try our best to make sure our children are eating well and getting the most from their diet for their overall growth, health, and well-being. But let’s face it, with children comes a hectic lifestyle, and we often resort to grabbing the quickest and closest snack, which may not always be the healthiest. This is why we love Sweetie Pie Organics! With a full serving of fruits or vegetables, you know that when you grab Sweetie Pie Organic’s Tiny Wafers from the pantry, you are reaching for health. 

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WHERE TO GO THIS SUMMER: TRAVEL DEALS

It’s summer time, the time of year when family vacations are high on our list! Whether on a beach or a hiking trail, spending time outdoors and exploring the world is the perfect way to bond with your loved ones and build some incredible memories. If you haven’t yet planned or finalized your summer vacation, or are looking for some great last minute deals, we have you covered. Check out our list of great travel deals, featuring sun, sand, fun, and entertainment for every member of your family!

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Win It: Vida by Babyhome

When it comes to transporting baby (and everything that goes along), having a reliable and comfortable stroller is an absolute must! For easy trips through the city, running errands, working your way through the airport; we love having a stroller that not only provides a comfortable fit for baby, but also for the parent, not to mention is easy to maneuver and light enough to quickly pack up and store. For these very reasons, we are in love with the new Vida by Babyhome!

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