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  • 31+ awesome trampoline games and activities you can do alone
    Looking for the BEST ideas for enjoying your trampoline solo? Check out this list of 31+ ideas and activities for trampolines that only require one person. From playtime to workouts and even for relaxing, there are so many fun things to do on a tramp…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:14pm -
  • CES 2018 brought the Whoa! {2018 CES recap and trends}
    I can officially announce that I survived my first ever CES. I've been wanting to attend CES and see all the newest technology as it debuts ever since I started blogging, but it just never worked out since it always takes place in early January just…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 6:27am -
  • Why our whole family adores Dynasty Toy's laser tag
    My parents got all the boys in my large family the coolest presents this Christmas: laser tag sets from Dynasty Toys. When they first opened them, I had no idea how cool they were. I guess I was picturing one of those cheesy laser tag sets I had seen…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 7:31am -
  • Keep your kids active with the Yvolution Y Glider XL {giveaway}
    We love this fun little scooter that grows with you. You can customize your ride how you'd like to fit your little one's unique style and scooting ability.
    - 20 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 12:38am -
  • American Girl introduces NEW boy dolls in the Truly Me line
    If you know my son, you know he’s one of the biggest fans of American Girl, ever. His love started when my daughter got her first doll when she was 4 and he was only 2, and that love has grown exponentially throughout the years. As you can imagine,…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Dec 17, 7:41am -
  • Fail-proof cooking with Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker
    I'm a chronic over-cooker. I know this about myself and still I find that at least a few times a year I over cook to the point of being inedible because I get distracted with kids and life and leave food in too long. My husband is a chronic under-coo…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 8:05am -
  • Seattle: get your Santa pictures at Northgate Mall {picture package giveaway}
    Are you in the Seattle area? If so, you are definitely going to want to head to Northgate Mall, part of the Simon family of shopping centers, before the holiday season is over. While you're there, find your way to their holiday display by Kay Jeweler…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Dec 17, 6:26pm -
  • Turn any doorway into an amazing gym for the whole family with Gym1
    Rare is the present you can truly get for the *whole* family. Besides trips that cost crazy amounts of money or expensive game systems or electronics that encourage only passive play, there's not much else that's out there that the whole family can e…
    - 42 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 5:54am -
  • 10 ideas for a perfect Bellevue family getaway this holiday season
    We end up in Bellevue at least a few times a year and every single time we have a blast. Recently, Bellevue has welcomed quite a few new stores, restaurants, and family-friendly features that we were dying to check out, so we made a weekend of it and…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 10:35am -
  • Classic design and creative play with Viking Toys
    I love toys that inspire my kids to use their imaginations. So many toys these days have scripted storylines and built in backstories. I personally love it when my kids create the story, define the characters, and it's an added bonus when they also h…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 6:28am -

Products & Prizes (Momformation)

  • freshHaving your second? Here's what you can (and can't) reuse
    by BabyCenter Staff posted in Products & Prizes Most second-time parents are a lot more relaxed about everything -- particularly acquiring baby gear, because they figure they already have everything they need for the new baby. For the most part it's…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 6:00pm -
  • Baby carriers, bras and more gear just for plus-sized moms
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes Every pregnancy is different, but most pregnant ladies need the same stuff: clothing to cover their growing bodies, a bra that makes it easier to nurse a new baby, a safe and comfy way to carry babies aroun…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:45pm -
  • Awkward baby photos: When professional shoots go wrong
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes It's been said that the universe laughs when people make plans. The universe must get a particularly raucous chuckle when families plan to immortalize a moment. The professional family photo session is a bi…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 4:15pm -
  • SIDS and daycare: The connection and what you can do
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes The American Academy of Pediatrics' Safe Sleep (formerly called Back to Sleep) program, which began encouraging caregivers to put infants to sleep on their backs in 1995, is generally considered responsible…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Coats and car seats: The deadly mistake parents make (video)
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & Prizes It's cold out there, and getting colder, so parents in frosty areas are bundling their kids up -- safely, they think. But if you're strapping your child into her car seat in a winter coat, a puffy snowsuit…
    - 65 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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

  • Review: Lucy Darling Baby Memory Books
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryI first heard about Lucy Darling when I ran across their precious monthly stickers. I loved the bright colors and bookmarked these floral ones for my someday daughter. Modern,…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jan 18, 5:47am -
  • Review: Children’s Stay in Bed Light Clock
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryMy 5 year old was one of those kids that woke up around 6am every single day. Went to bed at 8pm? Up at 6am. Went to bed at almost midnight? Hello 6.04am! This wouldn’t have…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 5:41am -
  • Mother Asking for PPD Help Has Cops Called On Her
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryI had Postpartum Depression. I bet at least half of you reading this have suffered, or are currently suffering, from PPD. Can you imagine going to your doctor, looking for help…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jan 18, 4:39pm -
  • Kids’ Book Review: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryIf you spend any amount of time checking out parenting blogs on the Internet (which you obviously do—hi there, Reader!), you’ve probably heard about the book Good Night Sto…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 5:05am -
  • How to End the Diaper Genie Debate: Just Shut Up About It!

    - 7 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 6:28am -
  • Showing Affection to your Spouse in Front of the Kids: Yay or Nay?
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryIn your opinion, how much affection is appropriate to show your spouse in front of your children? Why? Growing up, I saw my parents show a minimal, respectable amount of physic…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 6:25am -
  • 40 Unisex Baby Names Expecting Parents Love
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryBaby Gizmo is bringing you another naming guide to help expecting parents take that all important step! This time, we’re giving you a list of unisex baby names. These are nam…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 6:14am -
  • “Nobody Warned Me…” Yes, They Did
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryNobody warned me how hard motherhood is. Nobody warned me how tired I’d be. Nobody warned me how much the baby would cry or that he might have colic. Nobody warned me breastf…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 5:17am -
  • Britax Bob Flashback Giveaway
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby Registry  Happy New Year! We are so excited about 2018 that we had to start it off with a bang. Yep, it’s Baby Gizmo’s 13th year in the baby gear industry, so we thought it was ti…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 3:06pm -
  • Practicing Empathy Using The Bubble Method
    Baby GizmoBaby Gizmo - Parenting Tips & Pregnancy Advice & Baby RegistryOkay ladies, bear with me here: I want to introduce an idea to you that I had the other day as a way to help myself be more empathetic and patient with another mom when my firs…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 7:46am -

Stuff Parents Need

  • Why Kennedy Space Center is a Must-See for School-Aged Children
    Thanks to Kennedy Space Center for providing complimentary tickets. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Friends, if you have ever entertained the idea of paying The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Titusville, Florida a visit, I…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 18, 7:29pm -
  • Spotted: Brilliant Comfort Food for Tired Mamas and Growing Kids
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cole’s MIDDLES™. All opinions are 100% mine. Last week was the first time I heard of a frozen food product called Cole’s MIDDES™. Basically these are yummy bread bites filled with cheesy aw…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:23pm -
  • Get This Travel Accessory Right: Kids’ Headphones
    Thanks to BuddyPhones for sending along a set of headphones for review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. When my family goes on a road trip or a plane trip (and we’ve been doing our fair share of both over the past year), we never g…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:14pm -
  • How to Have a Lowkey Magical Day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
    Thanks to Walt Disney World for providing 2 complimentary media passes for the day. All other expenses were my own, and of course, all opinions are mine!  If you are thinking about taking your family to Walt Disney World, then I have a lot to say ab…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 3:08pm -
  • LEGOLAND Florida: Tips for Finding Educational Opportunities During Your Visit
    Thanks to LEGOLAND Florida for providing complimentary park tickets. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  We recently visited LEGOLAND Florida for the first time, and since we were attempting to have some official homeschool days while…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 11:30am -
  • New Year’s Eve Countdowns for Little Ones: Netflix-Style
    I’m a proud Netflix Stream Team member, and as such receive complimentary streaming services. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Remember when New Year’s Eve was a time to get all dressed up and to go to fantastic parties with all o…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 11:21am -
  • How I Save a Whole Lot of Money Shopping Online With One or Two Clicks
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RetailMeNot. All opinions are 100% mine. I know I’m not the only person out there who seems to have the hardest time finishing up the holiday shopping list due to certain men who are seemingly imp…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 6:03am -
  • Homeschool Field Trip of Dreams: Orlando Science Center
    Thanks to the Orlando Science Center for providing complimentary admission tickets. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  As we planned our fall family vacation to Orlando this year, it was really important to me (and to my attendance lo…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Dec 17, 11:07am -
  • All I Want for Christmas is Printed Photos (And I’m Getting It!!!)
    Today’s post is part of a sponsored opportunity with MomSelect and HP. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Like most moms, I absolutely love taking pictures of my family. From the crazy vacation adventures to our daily lives, I enjo…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 6:09pm -

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 -