10 Tips for Bottle-feeding a Breastfed Baby

Bottle-feeding a Breastfed Baby

All too often I go in to a doctor appointment or partake in a survey related to my child-rearing processes and get asked the question: “Is your baby breast-fed or bottle-fed?” My response is always the same, “Well, both… he doesn’t get formula if that’s what you’re asking.” Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding are not necessarily two … Read more

LilGadgets Headphones – Review & Giveaway

LilGadgets Headphones

My family travels a lot, almost 100,000 miles in the last five years. The arrival of our second baby this spring suddenly made air travel a teeny bit more complicated, especially when I’m the only adult flying with our boys. Our oldest is almost five and it’s a treat for him to get to watch … Read more

Bitybean Baby Carrier Review and Giveaway!

Bitybean Baby Carrier

Before my first daughter was born in 2011, I invested in a soft structured carrier with an infant insert and, when she was a few weeks old, I purchased a cotton-blend wrap. Although I like both of those carriers for different reasons, I ran into two problems with both of them. They both tend to … Read more

Lotus Bumz Diaper Review and Giveaway!

Lotus Bumz Diaper

I adore the Lotus Bumz diaper I was recently sent to review. This one-size pocket diaper is pretty standard as far as cloth diapers go, and we’ve had nothing but good experiences with it. First off, it’s really cute. We received the “bicycles” print from the Lotus Bumz Exclusive Collection. It’s really colorful and works … Read more

Woolzies Dryer Balls Review and Giveaway!

Dryer Balls

In an effort to cut down on the number of potentially harmful chemicals in our lives, I have been looking for alternatives to using dryer sheets in our laundry. I had tried a set of plastic dryer balls that I bought from Bed Bath and Beyond, but they did nothing to cut down on static electricity… … Read more

How to Make Your Own DIY Mesh Water Ring Sling

Ring sling

Summertime is fast approaching! Soon, you’ll be able to take a refreshing dip in the pool, attend lakeside barbecues and feel the sand between your toes at the beach. What’s a mama to do with her infant when she wants to enjoy the water? Here’s a simple DIY idea to make your own ring sling … Read more

National Safety Month: Car Seat Safety

Car seat safety

I remember vividly the day I watched my nephew for the first time, and I had to take him to a doctor’s appointment. The car seat was already installed in my car, I sat him in the seat and buckled him in. I didn’t tighten the straps, and I didn’t make sure that the seat … Read more