10 Backyard Must-Haves to Help You Survive the Summer

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Now that it's nice and warm, my kids and I have been outside as much as possible. After way too many months of being cooped up indoors, we're pretty much always slathered in sunscreen and enjoying the sunshine. We eat on the back porch, play on the swing set, splash in the water table. We ride bikes …
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The COOLIT Takes Food From ‘Too Hot’ to ‘Just Right’

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Evan dropped a bowl of oatmeal --- hot oatmeal --- on his lap. He wasn’t wearing pants, because that’s how he rolls at breakfast, and he burned his thigh. I was absolutely horrified that this happened; I just could not believe he pulled it down on himself. I was so upset, and he was in so much pain. …
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4 Products That’ll Make Your Life Easier

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With two kids and one on the way, I'm always looking for ways to make my life easier. So when certain products land in my in-box that boast the ability to simplify my life, I'm all over it. Here are just a few products I've spied lately that are bound to help you out on a daily basis! …
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Gentle on Sensitive Noses: Boogie Wipes and Saline Spray

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Sensitive skin like my son's can be a daily science project. It's always trial and error --- more like wincing and crossing fingers waiting on a reaction. Even nose blowing can be troubling. It was no shock to me to learn that Evan has really sensitive skin, especially considering I bruise with just …
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Ibitz Pedometers For the Whole Family

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When it comes to activity and my fitness life, I value accountability. Instant feedback is very important to me, and I like being able to see in numbers what my hard work looks like. I'm a big supporter of heart rate monitors and pedometers, so when the team at ibitz by GeoPalz asked us to try their …
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The Perfect Pouch for Toddler Snacks

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If you haven't noticed through my previous posts, I'm a big planner. For me, having a plan from toddler snacks to activities helps me keep my family's life from reaching a scary place of chaos. I plan big and small, from birthday parties with more than 100 guests to a quick grab-and-go snack for …
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Oh My Clean Baby: Baby Shampoo for Sensitive Skin

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I LOVE the new baby smell. Similar to a new car smell, it's fresh and unworn and feels untouched. I've had a tough time getting that smell back since we learned Evan has eczema; our choices have been limited, most are scent-free, and I've had a hard time figuring out what to use. During these harsh …
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This Adorable Bento Box Makes Packing a Healthy Lunch a Cinch

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Bored of your same-old packed lunch out of your same-old lunch box you've had for years (that endured a soup spill that never really came clean)? If you're looking to revamp your lunch box for the New Year and refresh your healthy lunch box, we've got the one for you. This bright and adorable bento …
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