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The Baby Monitor That Made Nap Time Magical for My 3rd Baby— and We’re Giving One Away

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This is Brooks.

And he is one happy guy. Which is amazing because he doesn’t get a lot of zzzz’s in his life. He’s a third baby, and he’s on the go. He hangs out at swim meets and soccer practices and soccer games and never wants to miss a preschool or...

This Doll Feeds 10 Hungry Kids

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I’m three kids deep over here. I have a vague recollection of about seven years ago when my oldest was six months old feeling like she didn’t have any toys. It’s a very vague recollection.

Fast forward to today, and the thought of toys almost makes me itchy. The plastic, the beeping, the batteries and the endless pieces. That being...

Throwing an Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday Party

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Let’s face it. Hosting a kid’s birthday party at your house is a ton of work.

You clean to get ready for it. It feels like the party supply store basically has you stand on your head and shake your wallet out by the time you’re done buying all of the plates and party favors and pinatas and every other thing...

Bottle Feeding a “From the Tap” Baby

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My son is three months old, and he’s our third baby. I’ve had friends that have had to perform a Consumer Reports style focus group on a variety of nipples to convince their babies that they do in fact love to drink out of bottles. And then I’ve had friends who have had babies who won’t take a bottle...

5 Nursery Organization Tips with Playtex Baby™ Diaper Genie Complete

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Babies go through an astounding amount of diapers. When we brought my daughter home from the hospital, there was one afternoon where I changed her and we went through six diapers before I even got her back off the changing table. Total rookie new mom move.

Now that I’ve moved on to diapering my third baby, I’ve got it down to...

A New Baby Favorite! The Boppy® Newborn Lounger

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When we had our first baby, she had the full baby equipment treatment. The swing, the bouncer seat, the vibrating baby seat, the activity center, the play mat, you name it, that kid had it. We rotated her little diaper booty from snuggles to baby equipment to snuggles to more baby equipment.

Fast forward seven years later to the birth...

Chuck E. Cheese’s Tax Day BOGO Offer

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My kids can literally not think of anything better than a trip to Chuck E. Cheese’s. With tokens filling their little palms and the sounds of games dinging in the background, it’s pure kid magic. Paying taxes doesn’t hold the same magical feeling for grown-ups. But the good news this tax season is that Chuck E. Cheese’s...

Tonight We Sleep 7-Day Challenge

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Our third baby was welcomed into our home with two older siblings and two dogs who bark freely every time they think that a squirrel may be within two miles of our house. While our home may be filled with love and happiness, it’s not really filled with what you might call a sleep-inducing environment.

When JOHNSON’S® sent me their...

Giveaway: A new must have product for pregnancy!

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When my first child was born in 2009, I was all about stretch mark prevention. I was on it, I was diligent, I was obsessed. I read, I researched, and I lathered. And guess what? It wasn’t that great. I would slather on that greasy cream and slide into bed like a well-oiled farm animal. In fact, I was...

Kid-Friendly Organization Eases Back-to-School Stress


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By Lea Schneider

Anyone who has tried to get children ready for school on time knows it’s the perfect occasion to dust off the old analogy about herding cats. I’ve sometimes thought that cats would actually be easier—I can’t imagine seeing one cat in a mismatched outfit while trying to help another find their missing papers and hearing the third...

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