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bloom coco go 3-in-1 bouncer

The bloom coco go 3-in-1 bouncer added style and functionality to my life with a newborn. Having an affinity for sleek baby gear, I was pleased to review this entertainer solely off of looks alone (sporting birch wood with a natural finish … Continue reading

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Welcome home: The birth of Lexi

I told my midwives I planned to have a hospital birth. It never occurred to me that a home birth was an option for me or that I would enjoy it. About midway through my pregnancy my midwives (a team … Continue reading

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Lollipop Baby Monitor

When I was received the Lollipop monitor I was pleasantly surprised by the design and quality of the packaging. The boxes are extremely sleek and very reminiscent of something you would leave the Apple Store with. Kudos to the Lollipop … Continue reading

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The crunchy chest rub I love

I was a fairly conscious consumer before becoming a mom, but now that I’m making choices with a baby in mind, I’ve become hyperaware of what we’re putting in and on our bodies. My husband thinks I’m a little over-the-top … Continue reading

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3 products I never thought I’d use

Like any minimal-loving millennial mama, I try to keep my home free and clear of items that don’t pull their weight. (With the exception of a few sentimental keepsakes because I will never part with rocks I collected from Dionis … Continue reading

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Daphne Oz counts down to baby No. 3

You’re just a few weeks away from meeting your third baby(!), which means you’re probably starting to get uncomfortable as your wee one runs out of room. What are you doing to keep from feeling miserable during the final countdown? … Continue reading

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Roll out

1 | Start the journey with the most important accessory: a safe car seat that’s properly installed. Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 infant car seat, $200 2 | Warm up bottles en route with a handy heating device that plugs into car … Continue reading

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Sudden rush: The birth of Faye

Faye, oh, Faye, you are the sweetest little girl. All 10 pounds, 3 ounces of you—wow, you are quite the baby! You sure threw me for a few loops during this pregnancy, though! As a third child, I guess that’s … Continue reading

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Sweet surrogacy: The birth of Valentin

On August 10, we were 41 weeks and a day pregnant. We had seen the midwife earlier that week and had made a plan that to break my water if things looked favorable to start an induction. I spent the … Continue reading

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Abiie Huggs Contour

Babies carriers may seem a dime a dozen, but finding the right one(s) for your family can be challenging. For my tribe, we were in need of something for my oldest now that she has gotten too big to tote … Continue reading

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Big break: The birth of Elliott

It’s not like the movies—no one ever goes into labor by having their water break spontaneously. That’s what we were told in our birth class. So I was completely shocked when I rolled over in bed and felt a gush … Continue reading

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5 must-haves for sick days with baby

As we settle into cold and flu season, it’s all but inevitable that your little one will come down with something. Even the most robust immune systems are susceptible to sniffles, and colds seem to be practically included with day … Continue reading

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Earth’s Best TenderCare® chlorine-free Diapers and Wipes Giveaway!

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Earth’s Best® Infant Food Giveaway Terms & Conditions November 2017

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Eligibility: Earth’s Best® TenderCare® Chlorine Free Diapers and Wipes Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who sign up at the online sweepstakes … Continue reading

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Blooming Bath Lotus

At first glance, the Blooming Bath Lotus appears to be a simple product—it’s a plush flower that you place in the sink or tub as a cushion or support while bathing your baby. However, I found that it took a … Continue reading

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November 2017—Trimfoot giveaway

  Five little ladies will be cute as a button in a pair of Trimfoot Tan High-Top Boots with a pink and blue embroidery belt, faux fur trim and pom-poms.

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2017 November and Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

We have more than $3,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our October issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. Good luck!November 2017   Buyer’s Guide 2017

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Ask the Experts: What to look for in a crib mattress

Q: We’re working on our baby registry, and the crib mattresses all seem the same to me. are some better than others? What should I be looking for? A: That’s such a great question, as all crib mattresses are not created … Continue reading

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November 2017 giveaways

We have $1,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our November issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contests close November 30, 2017. BellyBudsEvenflo Travel System Gathre … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Finding a babysitter

Q: My husband and I are desperate for a date night, but we don’t have any family nearby. How do we begin finding a sitter we can trust? A: Finding someone you can trust to watch your most precious treasures can feel … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: How to relieve infant gas

Q: When my little guy gets fussy, it’s usually because he’s gassy. What are some easy ways to relieve the issue? A: There are a few things you can try to bring your son relief: Avoid overfeeding (too frequently or too much). … Continue reading

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November 2017—Backstage Bag giveaway

One fortunate family will be gifted a Backstage Bag Celebrity Baby Basket (a $725 value!), featuring the Diono Quantum Stroller and essential accessories, including a Buggy Buddy, Dry Seat, Stroller Fan, 2-in-1 Head Support and Buggy Hooks.

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Ask the Experts: Collecting cord blood

Q: We’re planning to bank our baby’s cord blood, but I’m worried it will be painful for him or interrupt our bonding time after delivery. Can you give me a sense of what the collection process looks like? A: Umbilical cord blood … Continue reading

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Evenflo Lyric Musical Bouncer

All of my babies have just absolutely lived in bouncers. That’s why I was so excited that Evenflo has come out with a new sleek, lightweight bouncer that is as functionally cool as it is eye-catching called the Lyric Musical … Continue reading

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Nuna Leaf Curv

When I sat down to write this, I told my husband it would be the shortest review I’d written. Now, my brevity shouldn’t be taken as a lack of enthusiasm for the Nuna LEAF Curv (trust me, we’ll get to … Continue reading

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How to clean your baby gear

Stroller Make use of that handheld vacuum, and remove all visible food pieces from the fabric (especially the cracks where baby’s back and bottom meet). Dampen a cloth with cool water and wipe away any remaining dust or particles. Add … Continue reading

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November 2017—Rainbow Light giveaway

Two expectant women will win a 10-month supply of Rainbow Light Vibrance Prenatal Multivitamin plus Immune Support, so both mom and baby get the key nutritional support they need.

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Good in bed

To prevent pregnancy, which could be draining on both your body and spirit so soon after childbirth, use condoms during sex until you’ve had a chance to discuss with your doctor or midwife what the best birth control option is … Continue reading

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Road Test: Two for the road

Sideshow Perfect for twins or close-in- age siblings, this side-by-side ride is slim enough to make it through narrow spaces and offers independent, one-hand reclining seats. It even accom modates two Maxi-Cosi infant car seats (sold separately). Maxi-Cosi Dana For2, $500 … Continue reading

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November 2017—Amalou giveaway

Four fabulous moms will win the complete Amalou Regimen, including an exfoliating face wash, detoxifying tonic, balancing moisturizer and night treatment.

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You bought a zoo

Say grace Little Marc Jacobs dress, $121 Trunk show Silk Road Bazaar booties, $22 So stinkin’ cute Oeuf jumpsuit, $158 Dam adorable Robeez shoes, $26 Life is ruff Kira Kids romper, $55 On the sly Mini Rodini dress, $80 Something’s … Continue reading

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Beaba Fabric Bath

Bath tubs. How different can they be? All you really need is a small bin to fill for your baby to sit in, right?  I never knew what I was missing from an infant tub until I used the Béaba … Continue reading

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Taking care of you

My OB warned me that the first six weeks after the birth of my son would be the hardest. And she was right. Surprisingly, one of the trickiest parts of the transition was figuring out how to tend to my … Continue reading

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Grand expectations

While you’re eagerly tracking each new development during your pregnancy, you may be missing another transformation taking place. Your parents and in-laws are learning to navigate a new relationship with you. They may even be experiencing grandparenthood for the first … Continue reading

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November 2017—Belly Bandit giveaway

One nursing mama will score a Perfect Nursing Dress and Perfect Nursing Tee from Belly Bandit, so she can breastfeed in style.

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Ask the Experts: Raising a bilingual baby

Q: My partner is French, and we’d like to raise our daughter to be bilingual, but I’m not sure how it would work. I’d love to hear what the process looked like from a family that has had success with it. … Continue reading

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Win big with Chicco!

Contest closes November 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Click here for terms and conditions.

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November 2017—Gathre giveaway

  One lucky winner will receive a wipeable leather Maxi Mat from Gathre, perfect for all indoor and outdoor activities.

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Sour power

Giving yourself a gut check might be one of the best things you can do for a healthy pregnancy and your overall long-term well-being. You see, the community of critters in your intestinal tract (aka the microbiome) is home to … Continue reading

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Kids these days

Bet it all on love Say everything in an outfit built for professing your feelings. Oeuf sweater, $100; hat, $52; Anne-Claire Petit plush music box, $75; ED Ellen DeGeneres socks, $10 for two pairs; 12|12 organic leggings, $32 Own the Room Don’t be afraid … Continue reading

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Feeling blue

Blogger and clothing designer Rachel Parcell joined forces with Oilo Studio last fall to create a stunning room for her sweet son, Jackson. They steered toward a regal, sophisticated design but kept things kid-friendly with a soft rug for playing, … Continue reading

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The best kind of failure

I had a birthday this past week. It was likely the most anticlimactic birthday of my 36 years. It rained all day, and my kids were sick and exceptionally clingy and whiny. Roland has been very congested and no matter … Continue reading

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Syki Bath Support

There’s nothing more terrifying for a parent than giving your new baby their first bath. Newborns curl into little balls of fluff and fall into themselves as you try to hold them up in a vessel of water. Going into … Continue reading

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Full moons & baby booms: The birth of Penelope

Childbirth [chahyld-burth] Noun 1. The act or instance of bringing forth a child AKA … the scariest, craziest, most insane, beautifully wonderful adventure I have ever been on. What’s been about two months now seems like it was yesterday, but five … Continue reading

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Motherhood’s greatest hits

For my last post, I want to share some of the things I love about being a mom. They’re not in any particular order, although number one must be this: seeing and holding a new baby for the first time. … Continue reading

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An expanded perimeter and a new point of view

Roland is now getting around to various rooms of the house. At the same time as he got the hang of crawling, he found his balance sitting up. He’s overwhelmed with the possibilities as he contemplates whether to investigate a … Continue reading

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A matter of time: The birth of Arlo

The logical side of my brain knew that my due date was far from a guaranteed deadline. I tried to mentally prepare myself for going past June 23 and often joked that my baby would probably be tardy to the … Continue reading

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Moving on

Next week will be my last Adventures in Motherhood post, but that’s not the only change happening around here! Shawn and I have decided to move east to be closer to our families. After seven years in Utah, this is … Continue reading

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Win a $300 Travel System from Evenflo!

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In on the action

Roland wants to be in on all the action now. For the most part this is a good thing because his sisters usually want him in on it as well, and I love seeing them all together. Sometimes they will … Continue reading

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