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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

Goldieblox: Does it work?

March 5, 2014

Aimed to attract girls to play patterns that encourage building and problem solving, the stuff engineering is made of, new toy brand Goldiebox came to market about a year ago. I watched the Kickstarter video in 2012 and loved the idea. CEO Debbie Sterling is a young engineer from Stanford who wants to disrupt the […]

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Sports bras for nursing moms

January 22, 2014

Having had a few bouts of trying to exercise while nursing, I can tell you from firsthand experience that the selection of bras SUCKS. Nursing breasts are hardworking and need support not to mention easy- and frequent-access. Unfortunately, it seems like these two criteria are often at odds. Support. I’ve doubled up on sports bras […]

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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

Books for preparing toddlers for a new sibling

September 23, 2013

You know what a lot of people do about two years after they have a baby? They have another one. Is this — or was this — your plan? Making siblings is powerful stuff. Before Scarlett was born, I took a little class helping toddlers prepare for a new sibling. The instructor shared a book […]

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Quirky product I love: the Bjorn Cape

June 24, 2013

I guess it’s technically called BabyBjorn Cover for Baby Carrier and not a Cape, but I need to recommend this nice-to-have number for the following real-life situations that I encountered while toting my baby in his carrier: Nap = worth weight in gold. I’m at Studio Grow or Music Class with the big one and […]

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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

BOB Revolution stroller review

May 24, 2012

Huge thanks to BOB for sending me a stroller to review. My husband and I — well, mostly him — have been driving BOB jogging strollers for more than six years but this past month was our first time testing the BOB Revolution SE with the swivel wheel instead of just the straight wheel for […]

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Stuff I like right now: baby feeding edition

April 24, 2012

At seven months old, Sawyer is eating and drinking whatever he can get his mouth on. Still nursing but also bottle-feeding, spoon-feeding, and dabbling in finger food. And, as always, I have some very strong opinions! I have a whole new arsenal of baby feeding products in rotation so wanted to share a few of […]

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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

Dunstan baby language put to the test!

April 4, 2012

I had heard about the Dunstan Baby Language as “the woman who speaks baby talk on Oprah” several years ago. It sounded like a brilliant idea, but without my own crying baby, there wasn’t much opportunity — or drive — to test it. I flirted with the idea of buying the DVDs a few times […]

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Is that a Travel Boppy?

January 5, 2012

“Is that a travel Boppy?” the other mom said to me with obvious envy. We had both just emerged from a five-hour flight, I with my three sons and she with her nine-month old. I nodded as I jiggled Sawyer in the front carrier and tried to get the bigger boys to sit still while […]

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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

Review of the Maclaren Twin Techno

November 23, 2011

This review of the Maclaren Twin Techno was written by one of my dearest friends, Ella. She also wrote apartment life with newborn twins. As the mother of 7.5-month old twins, I learned more about double strollers than I ever would have imagined.  After my extensive research, we landed on two strollers.  We have been […]

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Gorgeous nursing bra from Cake

November 17, 2011

Yes, you deserve a beautiful (dare I say “sexy”?) nursing bra that makes you remember you’re a curvy woman and not a cow. The thoughtful people at Cake Lingerie sent me the one below, called Licorice, and I love it. The good: The bra is super pretty, comfortable, and it has a flexible wire that […]

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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

Crusing around in a minivan

June 18, 2011

If you ask Milo why he’s excited about a new baby coming to live with us, he will mention the word “minivan” within a few enthusiastic sentences. We told the boys we’d get a minivan to soften the blow of having another kid in the house. It worked like a charm. Before we borrowed a […]

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Rain boots: a cautionary tale

October 29, 2010

After a few seasons of rain boots that fell apart within two weeks (I am not exaggerating, this happened to two pairs!), I decided to splurge on high quality rain boots for my son, Holden. These look very cool — black with spiders! — and they are warm and high-quality. In fact, they can handle […]

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