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Rave and Review

  • All the best tech gifts from Techlicious Seattle
    I was a guest at the Techlicious event with Consumer Technology Association in Seattle this month. We were shown some really awesome tech gifts, given some Aftershokz earphones and treated to an amazing lunch. As always, all thoughts and opinions are…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 9:27pm -
  • Staying on the go and adventure-ready this fall is easy with Dr. Scholl's®
    #advertisement I received compensation from Dr. Scholl’s® to write this post. All opinions are entirely my own. #CustomFitRelief #DrScholls A few years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, my doctor was horrified when I walked into her office…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 5:48am -
  • The tradition of a Corolle Christmas continues
    I've been thinking a lot about traditions these days. With my kids we've had 8 Corolle Christmases now, and I had at least a half dozen Corolle Christmases growing up. That's 14+ years of Corolle dolls and accessories under the tree as the present th…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 5:02am -
  • The smartest home on the block with Hive Home automation
    I really, really resisted the whole "smart home" movement. I always thought home automation seemed nice in theory, but I never really saw much of a benefit in my life. So, for years I have held out and ignored all smart home pitches that landed in my…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 7:50am -
  • Experiencing the Seattle International Auto Show with kids
    Hey, Seattle! The Seattle International Auto Show opens its doors tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 9. Like previous years, it will be packed with all the auto industry has to offer including electric and alternative fuel vehicles, ultra-high-end exotics, lux…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 1:27pm -
  • DIY etched glass mugs for your home coffee bar - without a Cricut or Silhouette!
    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayFlavorsareHere #CollectiveBias Since we're lucky to live within walking distance of our co-op school, we often offer to paren…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 7:39pm -
  • CARS 3 comes racing home on DVD and Blu-ray
    For 6+ years, we've been mega fans of the Disney•Pixar’s CARS franchise. Our love started when my son became obsessed with all things that go and especially connected with CARS because of the fact that the films gave backstories and personalities…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 3:38am -
  • Build, learn, and play with Modarri cars {3 pack giveaway}
    My son has been obsessed with cars since he first learned to grasp. He's gone through stages with every scale toy or model car at this point, but there are certain cars that stand the test of time and get played with year after year. On that short li…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Nov 17, 6:16am -
  • Take your photographs to the next level this holiday season with Lithofy.me {lighted frame giveaway + discount code}
    I bet you think you've seen every single thing you can possibly do with a photograph by now, right? We have covered a ton of photography gifts throughout the years because I happen to have an abundance of photographs to utilize and I'm always searchi…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 5:18am -
  • How do you prepare for cold and flu season?
    This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Do you ever just watch your kids playing, snacking, and interacting with other kids and mentally plan out how you're going to deal with whatever sicknes…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 9:39pm -

Products & Prizes (Momformation)

  • 10 best belly creams for your burgeoning bump
    by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Products & Prizes By Christina Montoya Fiedler, Mama2theRescue For pregnant mamas, dry itchy skin comes with the territory. As our bellies stretch to accommodate the growing baby, our skin pays the price. But, lu…
    - 50 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 2:47pm -
  • Top 10 baby gear buys
    by Elina Furman posted in Products & Prizes As the publisher of A-List Mom, I have seen my share of baby gear. In fact, I sometimes have more baby stuff than I know what to do with. While some of the gear is priceless, other items can be easily passe…
    - 55 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • 6 new products that help babies sleep (and 10 old faves)
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes If you made a word cloud of everything going through a new parents' mind the first year after a baby is born, there'd be one giant word right in the middle: sleep. Sleep! You never realized how precious it…
    - 58 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:20pm -
  • 22 ways to save on American Girl (and 25 amazing bargains!)
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes There's a lot to like about the American Girl empire. The dolls are well-made and offer girls a wide variety of imaginative options, whether they're into gymnastics or the history of the Great Depression. B…
    - 59 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 10:14pm -
  • Traveling with a baby? 5 hotel chains that make it easy
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes Traveling with your baby can be glorious or difficult, but one part that's never fun: dragging all of your baby's stuff along. Even the most storage-heavy cars generally can't handle a stroller, travel crib…
    - 22 Feb 17, 4:54pm -
  • 7 great wet/dry bags and why you need a bunch handy
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes Wet/dry bags (zip-up pouches with a waterproof lining) are one of those parenting accessories you may not realize you need until you get one. Then all of a sudden a million uses occur to you. Naturally, the…
    - 21 Feb 17, 4:17pm -
  • 9 mom-approved cheap birthday party favors
    by Sabrina Garibian posted in Products & Prizes I was going to share a list of birthday party favors NOT to give away at your next party, but wow is that list long! Most moms agree to just say NO to party favors! With that said, kids really love part…
    - 17 Feb 17, 12:23pm -
  • 7 baby-gear knockoffs that look like expensive brands
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes No one wants to use ugly baby gear. But since most baby products, like cribs, highchairs, and car seats, have to pass the same strict safety regulations no matter how upscale or inexpensive they are, the on…
    - 16 Feb 17, 11:32pm -
  • 7 strollers that fold up so easily it's like the whole world smiles
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes Life is hard. Your stroller shouldn't be. Here are 7 strollers that fold up smartly when you want them to, snap to attention when you're ready, and just give you one less thing to worry about. 1. Recaro Eas…
    - 13 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • 6 last-minute Valentine's Day surprises for your kids
    by Sabrina Garibian posted in Products & Prizes I think Valentine's Day is dumb but my kids think it's awesome. Their love of all things L.O.V.E. has rubbed off on me and I'm excited to celebrate love with them this year. My oldest even helped make t…
    - 10 Feb 17, 12:55pm -

Babble (Style)

Little Ones

  • Children’s Books for St. Patrick’s Day
    'Tis lucky to find such a wonderful assortment of children's St. Patrick's Day books! With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, it's a perfect time to introduce your child to Irish culture. Whether you are Irish or not, it is important an…
    - 9 Mar 15, 12:24pm -
  • Halloween Recipes for Your Little Ghosts and Goblins
    Halloween Recipes Looking to whip up some Halloween fun?  Here are some great Halloween recipes that are perfect for parties, lunch boxes and the entire family.  So gather around the cauldron and cook up some Halloween fun!One of our…
    - 10 Oct 14, 11:34pm -
  • Magic Tree House Children’s Series: Leprechauns in Late Winter
    Leprechauns in Late Winter (Magic Tree House Series), Mary Pope OsbourneJust in time for St. Patrick's Day! Take a trip with Jack & Annie in their magical tree house to learn about Irish culture, traditions and a bit of history too!   Get whisked…
    - 2 Mar 14, 9:06pm -
  • Children’s Valentine’s Day TV Specials 2014
    Enjoy watching children's Valentine's Day TV specials starting on Monday, February 10th on PBS Kids. PBS will be airing a variety of Valentine's Day episodes starring all of your child's favorite PBS characters. Tune in during your regularly schedule…
    - 1 Feb 14, 7:53pm -
  • 2013 Top Holiday Toys For Babies
    We've updated our list of highly recommended and top-notch baby toys from birth-2 years guaranteed to thrill the little ones on your holiday list. Each of these top selling baby toys have won prestigious toy and parenting awards based on quality,…
    - 28 Nov 13, 1:19pm -
  • Thanksgiving Books for Children 2013
    Thanksgiving is an American holiday rich in history and traditions. It is the perfect time to give your children an appreciation for the true meaning behind this special day of thanks. Thanksgiving books & DVDs are wonderful tools to teach childre…
    - 6 Nov 13, 12:53am -
  • Amazon Introduces Kindle Fire HDX and Lower-Priced Kindle Fire HD for Kids
    Amazon has officially announced the new 2013 Kindle Fire HDX and new lower prices for the Kindle Fire HD!  These products keep getting better, and Amazon continues to add features for parents and their kids.  Amazon has improved these kid-friendly…
    - 25 Sep 13, 7:09am -
  • Back to School Basics: The Importance of Routines
    The school year has officially begun. Teachers spend a good amount of time the first few days of class explaining classroom routines as well as their expectations. Why do they do this? In short, it makes the year run smoothly. It helps children know…
    - 14 Sep 13, 10:26pm -
  • Dr. Seuss Classics Are Coming to eBooks!
    Get ready to experience Dr. Seuss like never before! Random House has announced that many of the Dr. Seuss classics like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham are coming to eBooks starting September 24, 2013. These eBooks will have the same memor…
    - 6 Sep 13, 2:54am -
  • Adorable School Backpacks for Younger Children: Just the Right Size!
      Crocodile Creek has designed a unique and adorable line of backpacks with young children in mind. These colorful and sturdy backpacks are the perfect size for nursery, preschool and kindergarten age children. They are small enough for young chi…
    - 21 Aug 13, 1:55am -

Graco Heart to Heart Blog

  • Graco Santa Hat Giveaway- Official Rules
    GRACO® SANTA HAT GIVEAWAY   OFFICIAL RULES   No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATION. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCR…
    - 6 Nov 15, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Tips for Securing Your Child in a 5-Point Harness
    As many as 7 out of 10 children are not properly buckled in child safety seats (According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Follow these easy tips to help your child ride safe!
    - 30 Mar 15, 8:24pm -
  • Precious Cargo
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 12. Greatly reduce the likelihood of injuries while your little one is in a vehicle by…
    - 30 Mar 15, 8:23pm -
  • Get Inspired in 2015
    Fashion starts early with these cute new Graco styles, inspired by adorable, mom-approved trends. Affinia: Inspired by bold design and cool geometry. Azalea: Inspired by airy flowers and pretty prints. Stratus: Inspired by blue skies and puffy, soft…
    - 15 Jan 15, 6:51pm -
  • Boost Up for Back to School
    It’s that time again – your big kiddos are going back to school! Along with back-to-school shopping for the latest fashions, Sharpie ®markers, Papermate ®pens, Rubbermaid® LunchBlox™ and pencils, you may be gearing up for another back-to-sch…
    - 19 Aug 14, 8:15pm -
  • Graco Recalls the Harness Buckles on Select Infant Car Seats: What You Need to Know
    As some of you may know, we’ve been working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address issues that some consumers were having difficulty opening the harness buckles used on select infant car seats. As a result, we ar…
    - 1 Jul 14, 1:01pm -
  • 2014 Baby Bucket List
    Longer days and warmer weather just beg for exploration – and with your little one in tow, there is so much to experience! This Summer, we’ve created our own #BabyBucketList to get you started thinking about all of the fun, new things you can do…
    - 1 Jun 14, 3:01pm -
  • Relay™ Click Connect™ Stroller: Everything You Need for a Run (Except Running Shoes)
    As a parent, it may seem like there’s always more “stuff” you need: more diapers, an extra pacifier, wipes, a change of clothes… And, if you purchase a lot of popular performance joggers on the market, you’ll have to purchase more accessori…
    - 12 May 14, 6:01pm -
  • Keep Your Family Safe: Take Home Messages from a National Safety Meeting
    What’s new in car seat designs and features? How are they becoming easier to use and more protective? What is the real-world side of the new Federal regulations being put in place? Many of these questions were answered at a gathering of safety lead…
    - 9 May 14, 2:00pm -
  • Spring Has Sprung –Time to Spruce Up Your Car Seat!
    It’s no surprise that your little one can make a big mess (it’s a universal fact, as any mom will confirm), so sometimes it’s necessary to deep clean your Graco, particularly your car seat. After a winter full of snack crumbs, sticky little han…
    - 30 Apr 14, 8:22pm -

Rated by Mom

  • fresh10 Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for Kids Who Love Arts and Crafts
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryWhen it comes to gifting for the holidays I prefer a balance of what my kids wish for, what they need, and what they can use. This year, the “use” category is full of arts…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:30am -
  • 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: 14 Gifts for a Baby (GIVEAWAY)
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryIs there are brand new bundle of joy in the family or in your circle of friends? Congratulations! With so many great gift options out there, we’ve rounded up our favorites, t…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:47am -
  • Support Small Businesses: 10 Great Gifts from Etsy for Christmas
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryI always try to shop local or from small businesses for my gifts because I like the idea of supporting the hard workers behind the small shop. Etsy is a website many creative p…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 6:20am -
  • 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Grandparents
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryEach winter as holiday gift-giving season approaches, we’re reminded that some people are particularly tricky to shop for. Take grandparents for instance. What in the world c…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 5:05am -
  • The Power of Hugs on Your Brain
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryThis post was sponsored by Huggies. A couple weeks ago, I traveled to Chicago to attend the Annual Huggies Parent Council. Joining a group of influencers along with fantastic r…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 6:49am -
  • 10 Awesome Advent Calendars

    - 4 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 3:29am -
  • 2017 Gift Guide: For Education Rockstars (AKA Teachers)
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryChristmas is fast approaching and if you’re one of the awesome parents who will show your appreciation to the Educational Rockstars in your life (AKA teachers), here are some…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 4:10am -
  • Reasons Postpartum Sex is Still Painful and What You Can Do About It
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryYou just pushed a alb baby from a 10cm hole. Or maybe you’re the proud new recipient of a 4-6 inch painful scar across your abdomen. Then you spent 6+ weeks bleeding from sai…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 6:30am -
  • MAM Baby Safety Live Chat Giveaway
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryIt’s time for another Baby Gizmo Facebook Live Q&A GIVEAWAY! That’s right, it’s time to give something awesome away in honor our our Facebook Thursday Live Chat about bab…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 4:39pm -
  • “Sorry It’s So Long,” and Other Posts You’ll See in FB Mommy Groups
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryWhen scrolling your Instagram feed gets boring, when Pinterest begins to overwhelm instead of inspire, when you can’t YouTube because the sound will distract your nursing bab…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 3:14am -

Stuff Parents Need

  • One Simple Trick to Help Your Cats Like Each Other More
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProPlanPossibilities #CollectiveBias The House of M has 3 feline members as part of its crew: Ruby, Ginger and Hattie. All 3 are rescues (Don’…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:52pm -
  • Tips for Keeping Your Kids Active (Body, Mind and Soul) During School Breaks
    This post was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. With millions of school kids about to be on break for Thanksgiving holidays, it’s i…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 4:54pm -
  • Encouraging Creative Play for Today’s Tech-Savvy Kid: #Stikbot Stop Motion Animation
    Thanks to #Stikbot for sending product samples my way. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may be included at no cost to you.  Last Christmas I gave my oldest child (who was 7 at the time) a stop motion animation starter…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 10:53am -
  • A High Quality 18″ Doll at a Better Price Point: Starpath Dolls
    Surely I’m not the only mom out there who tries to hide the name brand 18 inch doll catalog when it arrives in the mail. I didn’t catch the latest one before my 5-year-old found it. It was rather adorable to watch her go through it and circle ite…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 10:31am -
  • Pro Tips for Maximum Magic at Smoky Mountain Adventures Christmas Dinner and Show
    When the calendar flipped to November, my family drove up to Pigeon Forge so we could be among the first to see the Smoky Mountain Adventures Christmas Dinner and Show. Since we’ve seen Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction before, t…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 7:10pm -
  • Improving Our Math Skills, 15 Minutes at a Time
    Thanks to Smartick for our trial subscription. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  One of the areas I have been the most nervous about teaching my kids is math. I started to really loathe math as early at 3rd grade when I didn’t quic…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 7:09pm -
  • That Time We Opened our Advent Calendars Early (and Yes, It Was Everything)
    Thanks to Playmobil for sending along product samples. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!  So this week my kids got to do something that has pretty much been a lifelong dream of mine: opening up an entire Advent calendar in one sitting…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 10:47pm -
  • Special Tea Collection Holiday Sale and a HUGE Sweepstakes Alert!
    Affiliate links included. As always, I only promote what I love, and I certainly love Tea Collection!  Friends I just learned that today is the last day of a special holiday styles sale at Tea Collection, one of my all-time favorite places to shop f…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 8:31pm -
  • My Favorite Mermaid Tails (Discount Alert!)
    These are, without a doubt, the prettiest mermaid tails I have found online, friends (and I’ve been looking for about a year!). This is at the top of my oldest child’s wish list, and I’m happy to see the 10% discount offer…every little bit he…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 11:09am -

Cool Baby Kid

  • How To Save Money When Buying Prams
    As a first time parent, you are in most cases new to the idea of baby essentials and their cost. The process is however made easier after a few research sessions and advice from family and friends who have been there and done that. When it comes to p…
    - 10 Mar 17, 1:23pm -
  • 3 Ways to Save Money When Shopping For Baby Clothes Through a Catalogue
    More shoppers now purchase baby clothes from UK catalogues. This way, they can spread the cost of their order and have their items delivered to their door. Here are some tips on how to save money on baby clothes when using catalogues. 1. Use a Discou…
    - 28 Feb 17, 1:22pm -
  • Why Teething Toys Are Needed & How They Work
    So, maybe you’ve wondered whether or not teething toys really matter. Are they important? Is it an item worth purchasing in the long list of things that babies’ need? What will a baby do without a teething toy? Not to worry. We have some answers,…
    - 6 Jul 15, 6:53pm -
  • Proper Installation of Booster Seat
    The best protection you could ever give your child whenever you’re inside a car or any transport vehicles such as planes, and trains, is a properly secured child safety seat. Using an age-appropriate child restraint that is properly installed is th…
    - 5 Jul 15, 5:48pm -
  • FAQs About Baby Toys
    Playing with the different kinds of toys is part of a kid’s childhood – without these, it’s like you’ve taken away a big important part of their life. Not only, it is fun and enjoyable, but also it has a lot of benefits to your little one as…
    - 5 Jul 15, 11:19am -
  • Should You Buy A Used Highchair
    Want to have feeding comfort for the infant, high chair becomes essential.One of the many things on a money conscious parent’s mind is the high cost of the essentials for a baby.  Those small, wondrous creatures come with a large price ticket when…
    - 4 Jul 15, 4:29pm -
  • How to Go Eco-friendly Using Cloth Diapers
    Have you considered using cloth diapers, not because it will not cost too much of your money unlike the disposable ones, but because you want to be environment-friendly, and you’re concerned about our Mother Earth? Well, you made the right choice t…
    - 3 Jul 15, 2:24pm -
  • Jogging With Your Infant
    The usual dilemma active parent’s encounter is deciding whether to buy a jogging stroller or not. If you have decided to buy the joggers instead of the regular ones, normally, you’re still lazy and don’t have that enough energy to jog around th…
    - 3 Jul 15, 8:02am -
  • How to Recycle Teething Toys
    Once baby has lost interest in the teething toys and has moved on to other ones, you may be tempted to simply throw the old toys away, but there may be a few ways that the toys can prove useful to you yet. With a bit of creativity, it is possible to…
    - 2 Jul 15, 6:43pm -
  • Baby’s First Tub Bath
    Bathing a baby can absolutely fill a new parent with so much excitement and at the same time anxiety. Of course, you are still not comfortable carrying this little delicate creature, and it kind of feels awkward for you getting her in and out of the…
    - 2 Jul 15, 6:19pm -