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Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat

Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat

Whenever I visit a baby store I can’t help but head over to the car seat section to see the newest models, even though we are done having babies (our youngest is 17 months). I want to see what improvements have been made since I last bought car seats and what little extras manufacturers are [...]

Chicco KidFit Booster Seat

Chicco KidFit Booster Seat

When my oldest son was approaching the height limit on his convertible car seats, my husband and I started looking at what was out there when it came to booster seats. Chicco KidFit Booster Seat  We knew we wanted a seat that had side impact protection that was adjustable in height and we also wanted the [...]

TJ’s Hidden Veggie Meatloaf (aka Meat Cake)

TJ’s Hidden Veggie Meatloaf (aka Meat Cake)

My mom’s meatloaf was a favorite meal of mine when I was a kid; slathered in ketchup and served with mashed or roasted potatoes. I’m sure she served a veggie with it, but I probably didn’t eat it because I hated pretty much ALL cooked vegetables when I was a kid. Little did I know [...]

My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

When I was growing up, vacations with my family were almost always camping. That combined with being a Lifetime Girl Scout and I have had a love for hiking since I was pretty young. Simply being outside, away from civilization (even if it’s not that far away), communing with some sort of nature, has always [...]

Flying Alone With Your Kids: My Ten Survival Tips

Flying Alone With Your Kids: My Ten Survival Tips

My husband and I are seasoned travelers with our oldest son, who will be six later this year. We keep track of his trips with over 110,000 miles so far! He can identify at least half a dozen airlines by their livery and he knows that being chatty and friendly with the pilots and flight [...]

What I Learned About Tongue Tie

What I Learned About Tongue Tie

Since Michelle posted her experience with her daughter’s tongue tie, I’m seeing and hearing more and more about this not-so-uncommon occurrence with newborn babies. Depending on where you are reading, experts say it occurs in anywhere from 2% to 16% of babies. But I wonder if that number is much higher because it goes undiagnosed [...]

Líllébaby CarryOn Tokidoki Giveaway

Líllébaby CarryOn Tokidoki Giveaway

Líllébaby and tokidoki recently surprised and delighted fans with a top-secret baby carrier collaboration. The limited edition Rebel print combines two innovative brands, making it possible for parents everywhere to wear their babies in style. The Lillebaby Tokidoki Rebel print sold out before many fans could even finish saying, “I want one!”   If you [...]

Chicken Stew with Biscuit Dumplings

Chicken Stew with Biscuit Dumplings

When I was was in college I lived with my grandmother, who was born and raised in Missouri during the Great Depression. Chicken and Dumplings was one of those homey, comfort foods that she taught me to make that we loved to share on a chilly, rainy night. Below is the recipe she taught me. Years [...]

TJ’s Hidden Veggie Minestrone

TJ’s Hidden Veggie Minestrone

I know the origins of Minestrone soup are sketchy and there’s no specific rule out there that says anyone’s version is right or wrong. All I can find is that it should have vegetables. Some say it should also have beans and zucchini and be served with noodles. Some are vegetarian, some aren’t. In an [...]

Baby Carrier Comparison: Ergo, Beco & Líllébaby

Baby Carrier Comparison: Ergo, Beco & Líllébaby

I’m no stranger to babywearing. I have written about my love for my old Beco carrier before and how it was a lifesaver for myself and my husband when our oldest was a baby and well into his toddler years. I didn’t stop wearing him until he was almost four! Baby Carrier Comparison: Ergo, Beco & [...]