Our Favorite School Gear

If you ask any kid what their favorite new items to get when school time comes, new backpacks and lunch boxes will top the list! All kids love showing off their  backpacks to their friends on the first day of school and “Oooooh check out that cool lunch box!! Where did you get it?” is a hot conversation in the lunch room. As most seasoned moms of school-aged kids know, certain backpacks and lunch boxes may look fun and have your child’s favorite character on them, but often these bags will NOT last the school year. Constantly taking books and binders in and out of bags wears on the pockets, zippers and bottoms of bags and many a parent that has been suckered into buying one of these cheaper bags, often are buying a new one mid-way through the school year. This year, we have gathered some pretty awesome looking backpacks and lunch boxes that not only are super cute, but are made with quality and safe materials that will last through out the school year!  These backpacks and lunch boxes are great for not only school time but for any time! They are so well made, you kids will be begging you to take them to sleepovers, to their sports activities or even just to tote all of their gear to visit a friend.

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Stroller Guide: Britax Affinity and Giveaway

Stroller Guide Britax Affinity

With all of the strollers out there to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right one for your family. Are you in the market for a new, more versatile, luxury stroller? Are you searching for an ergonomic design that grows with your child and has an amazingly smooth ride?  If so, the Affinity stroller by Britax has some brilliant features that will whisk you and your child away. Literally.

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Mommy & Me: Coordinating Clothing for the Entire Family

Fall is here and before you know it, it’ll be time for family photos, holiday parties and other festive events. These events call for thoughtfully planned and coordinated outfits for the entire family. Finding such outfits can often create unnecessary stress during a time of year that should be joyful. Today we introduce you to several unique clothing companies that offer looks that you and your family will enjoy all year long. So, if you love to match or coordinate styles with your family, but don’t know where to shop, this post is for you.

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Bringing Books to Life: ABC’s

Bringing Books to Life-ABCs

When we read, we often find ourselves so engrossed in the story that it’s like we’re part of it! The book comes to life around us and we really feel as though we’re living the story. And isn’t that what makes reading awesome? When it comes to children, they’re no different. But to take it a step further: imagine their excitement when the story actually comes to life. In this post, we’ll discuss books your kids will enjoy as well as break down a corresponding activity to bring them to life!

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How to Boost Your Child’s Vocabulary

How to Boost Vocab

We know that every child develops in his or her own unique way and may or may not follow the developmental milestones outlined in books. However, something that is always helpful for every child is giving them opportunities to grow, explore, and allow their minds to expand so they can ask questions and learn. Here are some simple tips for helping your child build his or her vocabulary in a stress-free and positive way.

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Beyond the Ponytail: Preschool Edition

You’ve been blessed with a little girl! You get to stock up on adorable dresses, frilly skirts and matching shoes. It’s everything you dreamed having a girl would be. You also get the headache pleasure of figuring out what to do with her hair. And let’s face it, sometimes it truly can be a headache. You could just throw it in a ponytail everyday but some days you want something more unique for your special girl. In this article, you’ll learn 3 new ways to style your girls locks, Beyond the Ponytail. Grab her favorite book or game to use as a distraction and get styling!

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End Your Summer With A Splash: 4 Family-Friendly Water Resorts

Summer is coming to a close and kids are heading back to school. But vacation season doesn’t have to end! Below we profile four family-friendly water resorts across the country great for one last summer-fun experience before getting into full-on school mode. These resorts are also a perfect destination any time of the year. Below we profile two scenic resorts in Florida and an Arizonan resort perfect for big families which all boast great weather year-round, as well as an indoor water resort located in New Jersey!

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Dad’s Guide to Staying Close to the Family While on the Road

Dads Guide to Staying Close to the Family While on the Road

Unfortunately, some of us have to pack our suitcases up often for our jobs– and as much as we don’t like leaving our families, knowing that a week here, or a month there is just what we signed up to do.  Obligation overtakes heartache, and we grab our sick-packs, neck rolls and toothbrushes to board our airline of choice to rack up our frequent flier miles, and off we go across the globe.

Up until the last ten years, if you traveled for work, you were a slave to the hotel room’s phones, lobby pay phones, post cards, and snail mail to stay in touch.  And even if you were able to get in touch with a loved one… time was limited because there was actually a time where we paid long distances fees to talk from state to state.  Any veteran military spouse can tell you technology has come a very long way from what it used to be.

The truth is technology is so unbelievable today that a lonesome traveler doesn’t have to suffer the hotel-room-blues anymore.  Speaking from our own experiences, here are some tips to staying close to your family while you’re gone.

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Dressed for Every Occasion by Pink Blush

Dressed for Every Occasion by Pink Blush Op1

Pink Blush has been celebrated for their chic line of maternity apparel for several years. In fact, many of us at Daily Mom still have their maternity clothing in our closets right now that we continue to wear post-pregnancy because they look so great.

With affordability in mind, Pink Blush has recently launched a new clothing line for every woman! This beautiful, comfortable line lets fashion-loving ladies select wardrobe wonders from a bevy of looks and we were lucky enough to try out a few of their dresses. We’re even more excited to share some of these looks with you since most of their collection is now ON SALE! 

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SPOTLIGHT ON SAFETY: Survival Kits

SPOTLIGHT ON SAFETY: Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, car accidents… while it’s painful to have to think about living through any natural disaster or catastrophe, it is so important to be prepared for the unthinkable. On the off chance that disaster strikes your family, it’s worth having a small stash of supplies on hand to help you survive. Let Boltwell do the planning for you with their well thought out emergency kits.

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Queen Bee: One Stop Nursing Destination

With more awareness surrounding breastfeeding there is a huge need for stylish nursing wear so that mothers can breastfeed their babies wherever and whenever in style.  If you are looking for stylish nursing wear, whether it be for a casual day out or an evening out on the town with baby in tow, you must check out Queen Bee. Queen Bee is your one stop destination for all things maternity and nursing. From bathing suits to loungewear and nightgowns to formal wear.

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Toys for Teething Tots: A Roundup

When your little one is in agony from teething pain, you want to do everything you can to soothe them. But it can be hard knowing what will work for your child, especially when that very first tooth starts to make its appearance. Finding the perfect teething toy that’s just right can be hit-or-miss. We’ve rounded up 9 of our favorite teething toys and take a look at some of their features to help you choose a teether when that first, or next, tooth starts coming through.

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