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ABC Kids Expo – That’s a Wrap!

I attended ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. My headache from flashing lights, loud music and the dinging of slot machines has finally gone away. I can now think back to what I saw and share some of it with you. You have to understand that there were thousands of products being displayed and I cannot possibly tell you about them all. I can’t even swear I am going to remember everything I saw. I had a 16-month-old baby with me after all! But here we go. A few of my favorite things from ABC. [Read more…]

A Review of Baby Bee Hummingbirds Keepsake Jewelry

I love watching my kids grow up. I learn something new about them every day. But it also gives me pangs of sadness when I realize that each passing moment is history. I will never get this time back with them. I look at photos of my 4-year-old as a baby and I feel like I barely remember those days! My 16-month-old is toddling around and I will never hold his newborn body in my arms again, I will never feel that new-mom vulnerability, never feel the intensity of having a new baby completely dependent on me every moment. [Read more…]

A Review of Primal Pit Paste

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Deodorant is controversial stuff. Well, maybe not the deodorant itself, it might just be the spread of new information that gets touchy. I posted on Facebook about how some of the ingredients in big brand name deodorants were being linked to breast cancer. Instead of people saying, “Oh wow, that’s disturbing, I want to read more about that,” they said, “That’s ridiculous! I need my deodorant! I would never go without deodorant. Gross!” [Read more…]

A Review of Motherlove Green Salve

By Abby Theuring, MSW

I would love to have a suitcase designated just for hygiene products. I’d bring my various face creams, body washes, lotions, hair serums, coconut oil, olive oil and exfoliates every time I went out of town. Which is often. I’d bring my Motherlove products for the kids; the diaper rash and thrush and the birth and baby oil that I use to rub up the baby. By the time everything is packed I have no room for diapers and I’m only going on a weekender to the grandparent’s house an hour away. Something’s gotta give. [Read more…]

Sage Homeschool: Author Interview

Sage Homeschool

  1. What is your name? What is the name of your book and what is it about?

Author: Rachel Rainbolt, M.A.

Title: Sage Homeschool: a lifestyle of connection [Read more…]

A Book Review of Benchwarmer: A Sports-Obsessed Memoir of Fatherhood

By Andy Malinski
Benchwarmer: A Sports-Obsessed Memoir of Fatherhood

My dad owns a baseball signed by a man named Carlton Fisk—once a catcher for the Boston Red Sox.  But it’s not his affiliation with the Red Sox which caused my dad to make this purchase—after all, my dad is a life-long Yankees fan, so such a piece of memorabilia treads toward sacrilegious.  He has this ball because, as young boys, my dad and Mr. Fisk played sandlot ball together in Vermont. [Read more…]

A Review of the Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat

When I was pregnant with my first son, Jack, I bought one of those infant bucket seats. It didn’t occur to me to get a convertible seat that would grow with him; the convertibles didn’t seem comfy for a newborn. Before he turned one year old he grew out of it. I finally bought a new one when I found myself pushing him into the seat to buckle him in. I bought the cheapest one from Target and figured that would last him. I didn’t really think about the future. It was cheap and it fit. [Read more…]

Nursies When the Sun Shines: Author Interview

Nursies When the Sun Shines

  1. What is your name? What is the name of your book and what is it about?

My name is Katherine Havener.  My book is Nursies When the Sun Shines and it’s a book that is meant to help moms communicate with their toddlers that nursing is for the daytime and that nighttime is for sleeping. [Read more…]

Sage Nighttime Parenting: Author Interview

 

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  1. What is your name? What is the name of your book and what is it about?

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Sage Breastfeeding and Beyond: Author Interview

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Author: Rachel Rainbolt, M.A.

Title: Sage Breastfeeding & Beyond: wisdom from the front lines for the connected, badass mama [Read more…]