What No One Tells You About Baby Gear Must-Haves

First time parents have it hard when it comes to baby gear. We are fortunate to have so many choices when it comes to what to purchase for our wee little ones. Unfortunately, with the abundance of choice also comes a great deal of confusion for first time parents. After raising three babies and reviewing… [read more]

Better Breakfast for Baby with the Graco Table2Table Highchair | Review

Thank you so much to Graco for sending the amazing Graco Table2Table highchair for review and for sponsoring blog post. My sister has recently introduced her 6 month old son to solid foods. For whatever reason we, as parents, get really excited about our children starting solid foods. It is as much a rite of passage… [read more]

I’m Thrilled to be a Generation Graco Blogger! #ExtendTheTrip

Thanks so much to Graco for sponsoring this announcement! I’m kind of in love with baby gear. Just ask my sisters or my sisters-in-law…or you can just rifle through all the baby gear reviews on my site. LOL I can’t help myself though. I grew up with 10 younger siblings. My entire youth was spent surrounded… [read more]

The NEW Boon SPAN and FORB MINI + Apple Crisp Muffin Recipe

I may be alone in this, but cleaning dishes relaxes me! What does not relax me: gross sponges and dishwasher water filled dishes! Ew! Now that I have a toddler (who LOVES to eat!) I find myself doing more and more dishes. Our dishwasher is now always filled with adorable little multicolored bowls and cups,… [read more]

Gynoii Baby Monitor with WiFi and Pan-Tilt – Review

Last year I reviewed the original Gynoii Baby Monitor. It was the first baby monitor to allow caretakers and trusted family members to create an account where grandma, grandpa, aunts, and uncles can log in and watch baby’s special moments on their smart device. We loved our Gynoii Baby Monitor! Many times when we were… [read more]

The Best Baby Playmats! Best in Padding, Size, Motion, and Activities!

When it comes to buying baby gear, a playmat or play gym is a must-have. These baby activity centers help your child reach important developmental milestones while also giving weary parents a bit of a break. To help us find the best baby playmats, baby product expert and president of Brilliant Kid Products, Kathleen Tomes… [read more]

Skip the Training Wheels! Strider Balance Bike Review

A sample product was provided at no cost to facilitate this STRIDER Balance Bike review. STRIDER Balance Bike Review We are a big outdoors family, which means my husband is excited for when our son can go out and do things with us, especially bike riding. So, when our son started getting older and enjoyed… [read more]

Six Easy Tips for Getting Baby to Sleep

A couple weeks ago I talked about the importance of a sleep schedule for your infant or toddler. Today I wanted to revisit a few additional tips for getting baby to sleep. Sleep deprivation is one of the hardest things to deal with as a new mom. You’re tired and drained, making your mood low,… [read more]

The Importance of a Sleep Schedule for Your Infant and Toddler + Candide Baby Crib Mattress Review

Sleep Schedule for Your Infant or Toddler A lot of modern parents balk when they hear the words “sleep schedule”. Actually, I’m not sure balk is strong enough language. How about this: A lot of modern parents scorn the phrase “sleep schedule for your infant”. I think of myself as a balance between the progressive parent… [read more]

Is Your Child’s Development on Track? Answers from an Expert + Giveaway!

Disclosure: Thank you to VTech for providing a sample for review. One of my favorite parts of parenthood is watching my children hit their developmental milestones. Occasionally, if you’re paying attention, you can see them make a cognitive or developmental leap. Our youngest, for example, has been a relatively late (compared to his two older… [read more]

Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Expectant Parents – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: I received samples of the featured items to facilitate this gift guide. This blog post contains affiliate links. A big THANK YOU if you choose to shop through these links! Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Expectant Parents I love buying baby gifts! I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t. Even though my… [read more]

5 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Household for Baby and You

While you’re busy making sure that you get all your bases covered for baby’s daily care regimen, feeding, bedding, and more, don’t forget his environment. Newborns quickly turn into toddlers, and you’ll find it will greatly benefit both you and baby to be prepared. One of the best ways to ensure that you’re providing a… [read more]

Best Baby Shower Gifts She Won’t Have to Re-Gift

We’ve all been there, right? You were given so many wonderful baby shower gifts, and then there is that bag of gifts that sits in your closet because the clothes were the wrong season, your baby won’t take that brand of bottle, or that well meant gift just isn’t your style. To avoid contributing to… [read more]

Baby Crib Safety 101

A crib is one of the most important baby gear purchases you’ll make for your baby. It’s both a safeguard for when your child is at their most vulnerable, and also a major financial investment. While it is occasionally necessary to get a used crib, buying new will help ensure you’re benefiting from the most up… [read more]