Baby Stuff

Baby Undersocks: Socks That Stay On

September 23, 2020

It’s been a while since my babies were, well, babies. But I do remember that keeping socks together and on baby feet wasn’t easy. Those socks were like kittens, each staying put only when you didn’t really care, and scattering when it was time for a good washing. And, as a new mom of an [...]

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Back To School Time Savers

September 13, 2020

On my Facebook page, my friends are not so quietly freaking out about ‘Back to School’ and all the things they have to do. Mostly, the main question is ‘WHERE DID THE SUMMER GO?!?’ Well, doesn’t matter where, just matters that it disappeared, right? Here are a few tips on getting yourself, and your family, [...]

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Spot the Dot iPad App Review

August 31, 2020

Our mornings are usually pretty crazy here. A little back and forth on the breakfast menu - but what 3 1/2 year old doesn’t give push back? - and then typically I try to suggest a little ‘quiet play’ so I can get ready. Typically that doesn’t work. But I keep trying. This morning, my [...]

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Bugaboo Tray Vous Stroller Tray

August 29, 2020

Tres bien for Tray Vous. Gasp! A flat, sleek really well designed snack/activity tray for your Bugaboo stroller. And, chances are, if you have a toddler, your life revolves around your stroller. I know mine does. I’m forever trying to find new and inventive ways to keep my girls in the stroller, happy and content [...]

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IKEA: A European-Styled Nursery on a Budget

July 27, 2021

My first experience with IKEA was when I traveled to Germany. I was smitten the moment I walked in. What’s funny about that is the fact that I had been living 3 hours from an IKEA and had no idea. Ha! I wandered for hours, looking at all the individual rooms that were set up…..daydreaming [...]

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Summer Rain Umbrellas for Kids

July 21, 2021

We’ve been inundated with rain so far this July in Paris. While, on the one hand it’s a bummer because we’d all much rather be out and about doing our touristy things, we’re in Paris, so everything is an adventure, even running out in the rain. Unfortunately, rain boots and umbrellas didn’t make the cut [...]

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California Baby Products: Natural, Safe, and Delicious Smelling!

July 20, 2021

Here’s the thing about baby soaps and shampoos: they all smell the same. I grew up in the decade of Johnson & Johnson baby bath and No More Tears Detangler…….if I try really hard, I can still smell that stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I love the stuff, but after a while a girl just [...]

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Another Awesome iPhone App: Zoola

July 7, 2021

For not being an iPhone app person, I’m nevertheless finding a few good ones to share with you. Zoola is one that I found just by stumbling along in the app store but my girls, both of them, love it. It’s the app that National Geographic should have designed for kids. Picture this - impossibly [...]

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Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddles

July 4, 2021

You may think that after the first few months of life babies can shed their swaddles. Well, maybe the traditional use of a swaddle but I have an Aden + Anais muslin swaddle that my 3 year old can still put to use. Seriously. I think I need another one for my 1 1/2 year [...]

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Hola! A Sneak Peek at Tea Collection’s New Line

June 24, 2021

This is a guest post from Annemarie Fortier. I have no trouble dressing my kids. My son, now three, normally puts on pants and a shirt without much fuss. My daughter, just one year old, happily sports whatever I decide. However, while dressing them comes easy, styling them is another story. Of course, our closets [...]

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What To Do With A Shoebox

June 23, 2021

We had a torrential downpour here the other day. Nothing dangerous, just a summer storm that soaked us. Big fat rain that fell in loud plops. Rolling thunder then rumbled from far to near then far again, so loud we wondered if a train derailed and plowed through the back yard. We watched and watched. [...]

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Kidada Jones: A Princess I Could Tolerate

June 15, 2021

I’m totally anti-princess. You might have noticed. Anything princess basically makes me throw up in my mouth. Blech. And Disney - don’t get me started on Disney. Oh, I know we’ll go there…eventually. But for now I just can’t. That said, I don’t hate these little princess dolls. In fact, I think they are

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Letter Buddies AlphaBooks iPad App Review

June 13, 2021

As a mom who does not readily turn to electronics to entertain my kids, I was at a disadvantage when it came to figuring out what would be a good iPad app for my 3-year-old on our driving trip this summer. Luckily, the folks who make the Letter Buddies AlphaBooks iPad app contacted me and [...]

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