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Stuck on You – personalized stuff for kids


From daycare to college and all the stages in between, kids need their stuff labeled. (This is not intended to negate my feelings about personalized kids furniture.) This morning, I stuck a personalized label with my son’s full name on it on the back of his swimming goggles! Stuck on You makes personalized everything, from […]

An amazing prize package from BABYBJÖRN ($990 value)


To wrap up our series of tips for rookie moms, I am thrilled to present our most epic giveaway ever! In celebration of their 50th anniversary, BABYBJÖRN has provided a generous prize package worth $990 of goodies for one lucky reader: Travel crib light with organic sheet (choose any color) High chair (choose red or […]

How NOT to clean your baby’s ears


After hearing many different opinions, I was wondering, “Can I clean my baby’s ears with Q-tips?” so I asked the experts at Q-tips for the truth. The short answer is “NO!” The longer answer is this: Q-tips can be used to clean the OUTER EAR only. They’re also good for cleaning baby toes and finger […]

Win the fantastic Baby Cheapskate Guide


Angie Wynne is a longtime internet friend who has cracked the code for saving money with babies. She maintains a delightfully useful and awesome blog ( featuring the good deals (Britax sales, deals at Old Navy) along with the best prices on formula and diapers. I don’t know where she finds the energy, but her […]

The scoop on The Mini Social


Launched in 2008 by moms and for moms, The Mini Social was the first members-only website featuring designer apparel, accessories and gear for mom, baby, and child at discounted prices of up to 70% off every day.  Are you guys subscribers to this daily deal mecca for moms? We’re happy to have them sponsor this […]

Jump around and win (giveaway!)


Sawyer has happy legs whenever he sees me. If he’s laying down or sitting, he kicks. If he’s in an upright position, he jumps. Happiness makes him bounce and bouncing makes him happy. Win win. (It also helps that putting him in his Exersaucer means he’s in a somewhat protected position from his brothers so […]

Silverlicious games and doll (giveaway!)


We’ve had quite a few giveaway prizes that many of you have outgrown: sleepsacks, a travel bassinet, a sling, etc. Today, we’re excited, on behalf of those of you with BIG KIDS, to have this post sponsored by Pinkalicious. This popular children’s book about a little girl who loves pink so much that she turns […]

Shimmery new way to display photos (giveaway)


I have given many a photo of my adorable family as a gift to my parents and in-laws, so I get super excited when I discover a new twist on presenting an image. When Meghan from Aluminyze emailed me about sponsoring a giveaway here, I was like, “Totally!” What mom doesn’t want to win a […]

Darn cute dresses from Shabby Apple!


One of the few fights Whitney and I have had in recent memory was over a dress: she was showing me her new sassy little black dress from Shabby Apple and I wanted to borrow it before she even took the tags off. Not my finest moment. The dresses from Shabby Apple are so lovely […]

Pretty slings by upa-lala


While I do love gender-neutral baby gear, there’s something really sweet about these pretty slings (that my husband would not wear) from independent seamstress Brittan Hlista, owner and designer of upa-lala. I’m thinking when your base layer is a tshirt and dull-from-too-many-washings yoga pants, these vibrant patterns could really distract the eye! (Note to sling-makers […]