Get Relief from Fall Allergies

School is here, and kids will get sick – wait, are they really getting sick or is is allergies? Are fall allergies a “thing?” Actually, they are! Even though the blooming of spring flowers is long gone, late summer weeds and pollen can trigger allergies in the late summer and early fall. And, depending on […]

Strive for 5 – Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat FRUIT!

It’s no secret that kids need a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, lean protein and carbs to keep their bodies moving, their brains learning, and their energy levels up. But what if your child doesn’t like… fruit? Well, here’s the good news: 100% Florida Orange Juice counts as a fruit! I had the opportunity to […]

All About the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40

Graco Snugride Click Connect 40

In October, 2012, I hosted a #GracoSafety SnugRide Click Connect 40 party at my home. Fifteen women from the Philadelphia area came over to learn all about the new Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40.   Special thank you to Stephanie Glover, of Stephanie Glover Photography for providing photos from the event. It’s the ONLY infant car […]

Love, Sleep Play – Win a Month’s Worth of Pampers Swaddlers!


Disclosure: I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of the review. But, I’ve been talking about how much I love these Pampers Swaddlers forever. I love the new baby smell. You know what smell I am talking about. Raspberry-scented breath. Freshly bathed bodies. Soft-smelling diapers. For me, smell was one of […]

Best Baby Carrier – BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One {Review and Giveaway!}


Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsorship on BabyCenter. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review. We’ve been BabyBjorn fans ever since I received my first at my baby shower more than four years ago. We loved taking our little one everywhere in our BabyBjorn. But when […]

Find Balance in “Back to School” w/ Balance Bar and Itzy Ritzy

balance bar

I am not even going to lie… We’ve been lazy this summer. Later than late bedtimes, casually strolling into daycare when it seems right… just winging it all. I mean, it is what summer is supposed to be for, right? But … alas… in a few weeks’ time, school buses will arrive on time, daily […]

Toddler Head Injury – Trauma at a Splash Park

splash park safety

Last month, during one of those early morning heat spells, we decided to take the kids to a splash park. We’d been excited for the splash park’s opening, because it was next to one of our favorite little zoos. We figured we’d enjoy the water, cool off, then check out the animals before heading back […]

How My Toddler Stopped Thumb Sucking In A Week

thumb sucking

I sucked my thumb until I was in 4th grade. Had it not been for the promise of the ever-coveted 1984 pink and gray Huffy Capri 10-speed when I stopped sucking my thumb, I’d probably be typing with one hand still today. {You know, because I’d still be SUCKING MY THUMB} Up until then, my […]

Ladybug and Butterfly Kit For Springtime Fun

Ladybug Garden Insect Lore

When my daughter’s 4th birthday came around, I struggled for gift ideas. Sure, there would be toys and clothes and craft items but I also wanted that one gift that was going to blow her mind, the one thing that said, “This is from Daddy.” Then I found it. We are going to grow butterflies […]

How I Got Nominated for Parent of the Year

butternut squash mac and cheese

I have recently come to the conclusion that the amount of time I spend on preparing, cooking and serving a meal directly correlates to how much my family will like said meal. For example. Take this recipe for Indian Spinach-Potato soup. It took me approximately 15 minutes to prepare all the veggies and spices, 10 […]