This post is sponsored by Philips Avent in support of the Philips Avent Anti-colic BPA-free Bottle. All thoughts and opinions are my own. As an exclusive formula-feeding mama, I was excited that Philips AVENT released its Anti-colic bottles in time for my baby to test it out. My second son has been very colicky in his […]
This post was sponsored by Playtex Baby. All opinions, experiences, and photos are my own. When the Playtex brand asked for real moms to review the new Diaper Genie Expressions diaper pail, Whitney and Heather knew that with two little dudes in diapers, I would not only be excited to try a new Diaper Genie […]
The Challenge: Swim with your baby Having grown up on an island, everyone around me, including myself, learned to swim very early in life. So, I was thrilled when I saw that taking Weston to a swim class was actually Rookie Mom Challenge #27: Go Swimming! Luckily for everyone involved, Laura already completed this challenge, and […]
My Ah-ha moment I realized I was onto something one day while making a bottle for my 15-month old, Weston. I mused out loud that I needed to grab a water bottle to mix with his formula. Weston had heard me, walked over to the other side of the kitchen, grabbed a bottle, and came back […]
As a new mom, one of the biggest worries I have is taking Weston into the greater world. I get a little nervous about people responding to him; if he’s crying, or hungry, or needs to be changed, I don’t exactly know all the protocol yet, and that can be daunting. But, as I found, […]
We’ve been exploring new places to go on Long Island; pack the kids in the car and check out these toddler-friendly places in the suburbs of Manhattan.
Weston and I are big fans of Book Revue in Huntington, so I was thrilled when a day off from school coincided with toddler music time.
Being a new parent is all about surprises. Often I think Weston is going to do one thing, and he flips my assumptions on their head and does the total opposite. The other day, for example, we were heading to meet up with a friend and her baby for coffee, but we had a few […]
Just so you know, it is not my fault that these challenges are being presented to you all out-of-order. Please blame Heather. One of the pitfalls of being a working mother is missing out on all of those morning “mommy and me” classes. However, being a teacher, I do get summers off to enjoy a […]
The Challenge: Get a free 8×10 photo taken (Or build your own studio) Growing up, my family was not the type to get professional photos taken; school photos aside, we were more of the “grab the camera as the baby is running around naked” type of family. We have an abundance of family photos, taken […]
The Challenge: Get A Pumpkin Photo Back in 2009, when I first met my now husband, Eric, he was playing banjo for a bluegrass band in Connecticut; one of our first weekends together he took me to see a show, and the leader of the band said, “You better not take him back to Long […]
The Challenge: Enjoy Modern Art (with your baby) So far, I think one of the most interesting aspects of parenting is getting to know my child’s personality as he navigates the world. Often times I’m quick to assume that Weston’s reactions to situations will be the same as mine, and more often than not, I’m […]