5 Reasons These are the Best Bottles for Breastfed Babies

Breastfeeding wasn't the 'natural' experience I thought it would be. In fact, it was really difficult. Between issues with latching, colic, and my busy schedule I found it to be quite a struggle. Both my kids ended up having to be bottle fed at least 25% of the time. The right bottle was essential. I'm happy to bring you this post, sponsored by Chicco USA, with 5 reasons these are the best bottles … [Read more...]

Portable Air Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers

I received product for my honest review of the Air Angel air cleaner. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. True confession: My office is the most disgusting room in the house. Well, the crawlspace is probably worse, but my office has to be a close second. Our plans to completely gut the room keep getting delayed because, well, I need my office. The room has the original carpet … [Read more...]

Tips to Teach Toddler Meal-Time Independence

My baby quickly is becoming an independent little kid. It is bittersweet to see him grow up so quickly, but I know it is an important part of his development to hit these toddler milestones. Most recently we are practicing with his own dinnerware at meals. As a NUK Super Mom, I received a set of silverware, rimmed cup, plate, and bowl – all in a pretty cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pattern – to … [Read more...]

Best Booster Seat for a Happy Baby – Graco Swivi Seat Review

Having a happy baby is the best way to have a happy mom--and dad too. But what about those of us with babies that aren't very good coping with not being held 24 hours a day? I'd like to introduce the Graco Swivi Seat 3-in1 Booster. This product was received free of charge in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Happy Baby - Happy Mom A happy baby makes a … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee Favorites Now at Wal-Mart

Little Dude is walking, and it is a whole new game at our house! We are moving from high chairs to booster seats and from bottles to sippy cups. Which is why we were so excited to hear much of the Tommee Tippee product line can now be found at Wal-Mart. As a Tommee Mommee, I received a gift card to Wal-Mart in exchange for my post. All opinions are 100% my own. Tommee Tippee Favorites Now at … [Read more...]

Toddler Fashion from Whistle and Flute

In the first year with my son, I had so many baby clothes given to us as gifts, it felt like there weren’t enough days for little dude to wear them all! Entering year two, we have a lot less – giving me some freedom to figure out how to bring more style to this little man’s wardrobe. Whistle and Flute helped with this – I love their style! I received two shirts from Whistle and Flute in exchange … [Read more...]

Disney Baby Mickey Collection from Nuk

A few months ago I received some fun products from Nuk to help little dude with teething. He still loves his Soothasaurus, a fun dinosaur that helps stimulate all five senses. I was so excited to be asked to participate in another review with Nuk as a brand rep. My first post as a brand representative features some of their newest line of Disney inspired theethers, sippy cups and pacifiers. I … [Read more...]

Personalized Story Book Gift for Kids

Last year I received a special book gift that was made just for my niece. It was a unique gift that had the letters of her name spelled out in the story. This year I was excited to work with I See Me! a creator of personalized story books to create a book gift for my son. I received this unique gift from internationally award winning publisher Chronicle Books in exchange for my review, all … [Read more...]

Twist and Turn Toy from International Playthings

Do you have any little ones to buy for on your list? I have had so much fun putting together reviews for a selection of special gifts for kids from 0-2. We are finding so many fun toys and toddler gear for little dude, products we already have come to love or cannot wait to use as he gets old enough to figure them out. The Twist and Turn Activity House from International Playthings will be one of … [Read more...]

Green Toys Recycling Truck – Play Green

Finding baby products that are made of quality materials is not always easy. So many of the toys we have to choose from are brightly colored cheap plastic and made who knows where. I am so happy to have found high quality, USA Made Toys from Green Toys. We have a few toys from Green Toys already, and I was excited to receive a recycling truck for little dude in exchange for this review, all … [Read more...]

Entertaining Toys for Little Ones from KidKraft

Are you looking for the perfect toy for a little one on your list? Toys don’t have to just be plastic and noise – they can help children develop new skills. KidKraft has a selection of toys that help build skills while allowing kids to have fun learning. I received a product from KidKraft in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own. Triangle Bead Maze – Colorful, Educational Toys from … [Read more...]

Affordable Gift Ideas from Earlyears

As first-time parents, we may be over-thinking toys a bit. We might be picking some that seem like great educational toys and don’t get used. I was excited to receive toys in exchange for my honest opinion from Earlyears. Their toys prove that simple developmental skills can still be practiced in something as simple (and entertaining) as putting toys in a basket or rolling balls down a … [Read more...]

Classic Literature for the Little Ones

I sat down and read Moby Dick with my 10 month old tonight… the BabyLit version of course. I love reading with our little guy, but not so much that we could make it through the 206,052 words of the real thing. BabyLit introduces classic literature to little ones in easy to read, board books that teach colors, numbers, and other simple words to little learning minds. I received a selection of … [Read more...]

A Simple Guide to Diapering

A Simple Guide to Diapering Your precious 8 month old baby only deserves the best to pamper his cute bottom, but you've hit up the local department store recently and realized that diapers are getting insanely expensive. They sure weren’t kidding when they told you it’s going to cost a fortune to raise a child. Since you only want the best for your baby, you would love to have the time and … [Read more...]

Naturally Soothing Pacifiers from Tommee Tippee

I took a very long trip with our 2 ½ month old a few months ago. It was over 6,400 miles on three separate airplane trips. As we prepared, I knew it was going to be important to find ways to comfort this little guy while confined to a very small seat. I was SO thankful when we found he liked Tommee Tippee Pacifiers. As a #TommeeMommee I have been provided pacifiers in exchange for this review, … [Read more...]

Baby Soothing and Smoothies from Nuk

My normally very happy baby has had a really rough time with teething. With four teeth coming in all at once, we have days of fussing, chewing on everything in sight, and some really late nights. I was so excited to receive a variety of items from Nuk – including pacifiers and their Soothasaurus teething toy - which have both provided some much needed relief! I received a selection of items from … [Read more...]

Baby Necessities for the Fall

Baby necessities are important to keep on hand at all times. Fall is upon us. As we ready ourselves for the change of season, for many, it's a huge change of pace. Kids are headed back to school, and winter is creeping up on us. Fall is a great time to stock up on your baby necessities before winter blows in and makes travel treacherous. Even though my 8 month old isn’t headed off to school … [Read more...]

Dinner Time with a Harmony Juvenile High Chair

Dinner time was an important part of my family. It was a time of sharing our experiences of the day, talking, and just being together. Now that we have a little one, my husband and I want to make sure we that spirit of dinner time important. This meant finding a chair that worked with our table, so even at 7 months old, our little guy can be part of family meal time. I received a Ryze Pedestal … [Read more...]

Nursery Ideas for Your Bundle of Joy

When we brought home our baby, we had a few nursery ideas. The first one on our list was making sure everything was safe - especially the crib. Cribs can be dangerous, if they aren't properly outfitted. Crib bumpers are the classic standard, but they don't really do very much to protect your bundle of joy. That's why I was excited to learn about the Just Born Fresh Air Crib Liner. I am … [Read more...]

Baby Depot At Burlington has Brands Moms Trust

I have learned in my almost 5 months of being a mother (I know, I have a long way to go!) that kids are expensive. So, when I can find a place to save on all my favorites – I am one happy shopper! Baby Depot at Burlington has a great selection of products at the best prices – and I was excited to partner with them to share with you some of their favorites! I received products from Baby Depot at … [Read more...]

Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars – Britax Pavilion

When it comes to infant car seats, I was tired of carrying that thing around about two days in. So, I was so excited to partner with Britax to review a convertible car seat – and move on from that infant seat! I received a Britax Pavilion car seat in exchange for my review. Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars Secretly (not anymore!), I want a new car. So when the infant seat (and the convertible … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee Best of British

Can you believe it has been almost a whole year since we all watched in anticipation as little Prince George and his parents emerged from the hospital? One year since we waited for the newest pictures of the littlest member of the Royal Family. And now, we are celebrating the little Price’s FIRST birthday! In celebration of Prince George’s birthday – Tommee Tippee has partnered with us to host a … [Read more...]

Similac® Baby’s First Year Timeline

Becoming a mother presents an overwhelming amount of questions. Whether it's your first baby or third, surely you will seek answers to something. Finding information online can be a bit daunting at times. With the vast amount of info available via friends, doctors, blogs, and other sources, getting an answer to the simplest of questions can take you longer than it should. Thanks to my partnership … [Read more...]

Squooshi Pouches for your Mini Foodie

If you think baby food looks gross, you can make it SO much cuter with Squooshi! I was so excited to receive a starter pack of Squooshi food pooches for our little guy, the pouches have adorable animals on them – and make it more fun to make our own baby food and take it with us on the go. Squooshi Pouches for your Mini Foodie I love my blender – I make smoothies, soups, and nut butters. I knew … [Read more...]

Affordable Teething Necklaces for Baby

Teething is rough, but as a mommy, you can make it more fashionable with Jelly Strands. I received a necklace and bangles in exchange for my review of Jelly Strands, all opinions are my own. Teething Necklaces Our little guy is a drooler and a chewer. Not because he was teething, just because he was bored, I guess. He especially likes wiping his little slimy hands on my beloved fashion scarves … [Read more...]

Life Made Easier with Tommee Tippee

New moms often mention suffering from “baby brain.” For some reason I thought since we adopted I would not be affected… ha! Yes, I don’t have the huge change in hormones from pregnancy, but I am still suffering from lack of sleep – big time, and from just plain being busier than I was used to. Which is why I am so glad to be a Tommee Mommee, and have Tommee Tippee at our house to make things … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee Top 3

I had the opportunity to review quite a few Tommee Tippee products even before our little guy was home. I love the ingenuity of the brand and the obvious thought that is put into each of their products. Now, that I am a Mommy, I am so excited to announce I have been selected to be a Tommee Mommee. In celebration of this new title, I wanted to share with you some of our favorite Tommee Tippee … [Read more...]

Gliding Swing for Baby Review

I received the Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing for baby to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Well, I don't have babies anymore but all my friends are starting to have them.  Being a young mom has turned out to be really fun.  My kids are already 9 and 12, but all my friends are just starting their families.  It's amazing how fast you forget what that first year is … [Read more...]

Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment

Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment is not just for babies!  I'm thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Dr. Smith's.  I received compensation for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Diaper Rash Ointment . . . Not just for babies! I have found great success using Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment for: An Overnight Facial Cracked heels/calluses Chapped … [Read more...]

Sweet Baby Swing from Comfort and Harmony

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Comfort & Harmony. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. I know some people find it intimidating to walk into a baby gear store and figure out what works for you, but I have LOVED the process. It is so fun to try it all out, figure out what works and what doesn’t. … [Read more...]

Diaper Rash Ointment, Dogs and Celebrities

Thanks to Dr. Smith's and their new Diaper Rash Ointment product launch I was able to meet celebrities, Bill and Giuliana Rancic!  I got to try the product and received compensation for my honest review.  All thoughts are my own. New Diaper Rash Ointment I don't have anyone in diapers anymore, except for a few dogs (more on that later,) but a lot of my friends are now having babies so I love … [Read more...]

Go Green With Your Little One

I haven’t decided if we will be using reusable diapers, but I am trying to make other conscious decisions to go green with our little one. I am always excited to find products that are green in at least one way -- but prefer multiple ways! – and I have a couple that I had the chance to review and share with you here. First, we have the Wipebox by Uber Mom, and second, the Build-a-Boquet from Green … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System

I have decided I really like Tommee Tippee – our baby isn't home yet, but their brand is so excitingly ahead in creating new products, it is simply fun to see what they come up with next. Most recently, they introduced the Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System – and I am so excited to have received one to review and tell you about my experience. Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System This … [Read more...]

Mamas & Papas Stroller Sweepstakes

Like the Whole Mom facebook page and fill out the form to enter. SWEEPSTAKES: Mamas & Papas Stroller Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 10/09/2013 PRIZE(S): Mamas & Papas Urbo Stroller CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! Related articles BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine Sweepstakes Good Morning Sweepstakes Loan Support Center Wants To Pay Your Rent … [Read more...]

Playtime for Baby and Bonding for Parents from Evenflo

I promise eventually there will be a baby to see in these pictures – we are waiting (very patiently) for a referral of a child through international adoption – and one day soon, we will be parents! In preparation for this little one – I have had more than the usual nine months to prepare, and yet I am still loving finding new great gear for our little dude or dude-ette to use when they come home … [Read more...]

Baby Rides Safer with Graco Safety Surround Protection

Graco has just introduced the My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, and I was really excited to receive one of the new My Ride 65’s for review. The Safety Surround system provides side impact protection that grows with your child. Graco My Ride 65 with Safety Surround Protection Now that babies are supposed to be rear facing until they are 2 years old – this allows for rear-facing up to 40lbs and … [Read more...]

Nursery Fresh Prize Pack

Most new parents don’t realize how “messy” babies are until they arrive. However, thankfully (or maybe not so thankfully) – I have had tons of experience in daycares and as a nanny so I already know the “mess” I have signed up for. Diapers, of course, a necessary evil (I am talking disposables for now, but you cloth diapers have to deal with stink too!) - and I am so thankful for my Diaper Genie. … [Read more...]

Educational Toys at Home from Lakeshore Learning

As so many kids (and teachers) are preparing to head back to school (or maybe already there!), Lakeshore Learning is a great resource for classroom and educational materials. However, they have just launched a new line of educational toys for the home! I was happy to work with them on this review – and love so many of the new toys they have introduced for anyone to use at home with their … [Read more...]

Tranquil Turtle to Relax People of All Ages

I was instantly drawn to the Tranquil Turtle when we attended the Sweet Suite recently in Chicago.  I was sent one for review and couldn't have been happier to check it out.  All opinions are my own. Tranquil Turtle When we met the folks from Cloud b, they had several of their products on display.  Each one of them is absolutely adorable.  They all have cute little faces and are perfect for … [Read more...]

Fashionable Car Seat Canopy from Sassy McTaffy

Useful and fashionable are always going to be important things I am looking for in baby gear. As I was learning about car seat safety and realized I would not be able to bundle up baby much in the car seat – I decided a car seat canopy would be super useful with the cold weather of fall and winter coming up. I found a super cute canopy from Sassy McTaffy – with some great bonus features – and was … [Read more...]

Multi-Use Sprout Shell is a Great Mom Accessory

I realize eventually new moms learn that all the cute accessories are not necessary, but some of them seem like they are cute AND completely useful. I recently received and had the chance to review a Sprout Shell, and I think it is going to be very useful, and of course it is super cute. Sprout Shell As most great baby innovations, the Sprout Shell comes from a mom desperate for an easy solution … [Read more...]

The Road to Success with Potty Training

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups.  Mya has officially had success with potty training thanks to Huggies Pull-Ups!  Potty breaks were a huge help! Success with Potty Training The main theme behind success with potty training is keeping it fun and consistent.  Taking frequent potty breaks helps avoid accidents and the emotional feeling of defeat associated … [Read more...]

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