How To Move Cross Country With Kids

While moving across the country as a family unit may not be at the top of anyone’s “most fun things” list, sometimes it is mandatory, due to job relocation, changing family obligations, or military reassignment. We don’t guarantee that your move will be completely seamless, but with the following tips and tricks, it can at least take some of the burden off your plate.

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10 Items that Make Life with a Newborn Easier

If you’re expecting, then you are likely overwhelmed with the amount of baby products on the market. Truth be told, babies require very little. If you have breasts (or formula), diapers, wipes, a few pieces of clothing and a car seat, you have almost everything you need. 

But why stop at the essentials, especially when there are so many cool baby items available that make life with a newborn a little easier. Today we’ll share a few things that we can’t imagine living without during the first few months with a new baby. 

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Baby Monitor Guide: Owlet Baby Care Vitals Monitor

We all know the worry that comes with the birth of a new baby; and if you’re anything like us, you were amazed when your doctor gave you the green light to take your tiny human home. As if childbirth alone wasn’t enough to throw your emotions completely out of whack, now you find yourself completely stressed about your newborn’s growth, eating behaviors, and comfort and sleeping patterns.

The baby monitor you were gifted during a baby shower is great, except you can’t help but keep your eyes glued to the screen (or held to your ear) to make sure your baby is breathing, or wonder if she’s cold, or make sure that she doesn’t roll on her belly. There’s got to be a better way to monitor your baby that doesn’t require an all-nighter. 

The Owlet Baby Care Vitals Monitor is the world’s first baby monitor product to combine a wearable monitor with a smartphone app that allows parents to check on baby’s vitals from down the hall, across town or across the globe.

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8 Easy Ways to Engage a New Big Sibling

If you’re pregnant with your second child, you may be wondering what life will be like once the new baby arrives. Will you be able to handle two children at once… and the house… and work? Will your new baby’s personality rock your world? Will your older child feel neglected? Having your second (or third or fourth) child is certainly an adjustment, but we’ve pulled together our best ideas to offer you 8 easy ways to engage your older child once the new baby arrives. 

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Daily Mom Spotlight: An Easier Way to Make Your Own Baby Food by Baby Brezza

If your baby is six months old (or older), you may be thinking that it’s time to start playing with solid foods, but where do you start? 

While there are many healthy pre-made options available at your local grocer (organic included), homemade baby food is the way to go if you want to know exactly what is going into your baby’s mouth. Unfortunately for many new parents, the idea of making your own baby food is often just too daunting. 

With that in mind, today we’re introducing an easier way to make your own baby food with the Baby Brezza Glass One Step Baby Food Maker. Not only does this baby food maker bring healthy homemade pureed food to your baby’s mouth in minutes, but its one-of-a-kind, patented features take all the hassle out of creating delicious, wholesome purees for your child by automatically blending food after steaming. It’s so easy, we’re wondering why we ever considered spending a dime on jarred baby food. 

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Great Gifts for Traveling Families

Traveling, whether solo or with family, brings with it memories and wonderful life experiences but it also brings some challenges. This holiday season, consider giving a gift to help your favorite wanderer go on his or her next adventure with ease. Things that are normally a cinch at home can be a little more difficult on the road, so we have put together some amazing products as an answer to those difficulties. Encourage your loved one to go out and explore the world with a great gift!

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Gifts for Active Children

An active kid is a healthy kid! Whether your kid is on the move everyday already or you want to get her moving, a gift to encourage physical activity will be good for the whole family. An active kid will have active parents. We’ve picked some great products to get your kid off the couch and outside exploring the world around her. With these gifts for active kids, you can have fun and get healthy together as a family. Skip the mindless video games this holiday season and give one of these gifts that will be a whole lot more fun and have a greater benefit on your child’s overall well being.

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Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

Stockings are often overlooked and end up being stuffed with candy and a toothbrush. However, you don’t have to stuff your stockings with stuff you grabbed at the last minute at the pharmacy. Take the small size of stocking gifts as a fun challenge and find little treasures that will be useful and loved at the same time. You can make opening up stockings at your house just as fun as opening big presents with a little creativity. Check out these fun ideas!

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Gifts For Toddlers

Toddlers are the perfect mix of sugary sweetness and total insanity. They give us something to live for and exhaust us to the bone at the exact same time. Toddlers are also very fun to shop for during the holidays. Their clothing choices are the cutest and they really love to get new toys. Toddlers aren’t asking for laptops or smart phones. They just want to play all day. Don’t give the average, superstore type gift. Here are some incredible ideas for any toddler on your list this year that will fire up their imaginations and keep the sweet and insane fun going.

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Gifts That Encourage Learning

Children, whether infants or teenagers, are always learning. As parents, we all want to give our children every opportunity we can to explore, create, and expand their minds. The holidays are a time for fun, and we know that learning should be fun as well. Give gifts to the children in your life that encourage learning. There are so many amazing products for kids that spark their imagination and foster a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We think gifts like these are especially great to give to someone else’s child because not only will the child get so much out of whatever you choose, the parents will be happy with you as well. Everyone is happy and kids are learning while they play. These gifts are a win all around!

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Great Gifts for Teens and Tweens

When shopping for teens and preteens, a panic can set in when you realize your gift options have moved out of the world of toys and cute clothes and into a new universe where you feel like nothing you will choose will be right. Of course you can expect to see some high priced electronics on the wish list of most kids this age. However, not everyone can or should buy an iphone for a 15 year old but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick a gift that will still be a huge hit. These suggested gifts encourage preteens and teens to create and express themselves in a time when they are discovering who they are, who they want to be and who they will become.

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Gifts for Babies

When you are making your Christmas list this holiday season you certainly cannot overlook the littlest additions to the family! Babies may be too young to realize that they are being gifted, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to stock up on little things that you may need (or want)! Also, it is just so much fun to pick out things for babies, so if you have a few on your shopping list this year we have got you covered.

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