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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Become A Parent

Parents around the world will all agree that there is no parenting magazine or ancient philosophy that can fully prepare you for what it’s like to become a parent. Babies are not brought to this word with a list of instructions on how to raise them, nor your parents can give you one formula to triumph in this overwhelming, but blissful journey we call parenting. Hence, we asked parents online what they wish they knew before they become parents and here are the top 10 answers. 1. Postpartum depression is real. You look at your... 

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Whoah baby! Organics from Aussie!

At the ABC Baby show in Vegas this year I had the pleasure of meeting some of the sweetest "impact makers" from literally around the world.   I wanted to share an example of one in particular who traveled all the way from Australia to showcase skin care products for children that she created for her own child Alex and it expanded to have *powerful impact* across many countries. Talk about a mom on a mission!  Meet Antonette Golikidis, Founder & Director of Little Innoscents. When I met Antonette, I was impressed by her product, knowledge and showcase... 

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We Love This Daddy Made Invention....

We interviewed fellow Wallet Buddy Kickstarter creator and brand new daddy Brian Meyers on his awesome pocket wiz-tool invention!  Hope all you moms and dads find this as fascinating as we do! He brought his great idea to life! Funding on Kickstarter is an EPIC win.  An enormous amount of work and planning goes into a successful campaign and delivery.  We applaud Brian on a job well done and his new babe!   What was the # 1 driver that made you turn your "idea" into something real?I always like designing new products, and noticed... 

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Tips for Finding Other Mom Friends

Life is changed in incredible and unimaginable ways after bringing your precious little one into the world. You get to experience all of the joys that come along with being a new mom, and as with any major life event, you are also most likely seeing changes in many areas of your life. If you and your friends didn’t get together beforehand and decide to have kids at the same time, you will likely experience different life situations that come with such a big change. Old friendships don’t have to go away, but it can... 

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Have you met Ray? Raybaby Launching on Kickstarter TODAY Jan 31, 2017!

I've had the pleasure of speaking with Ranjana and Aardra, 2 of the founders of Raybaby, the world's first and only non contact sleep and wellness tracker launching today on Kickstarter.   What lovely human beings they are, and so smart to give us a tool with more capabilities that we could have hoped for.  Ranjana mentioned it was after watching a doctor measure breathing over a baby's chest with his hand they they thought this technology would be possible.   It takes a village to bring a product to market, and I am excited to join their... 

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Kickstarter Campaigns We Support!

I’m a huge supporter of Kickstarter – it’s truly awe-inspiring how people can come up with such innovative products and ideas. Kickstarter is really an amazing community where dreams come to life and you get to be a part of that. I found myself on Kickstarter after Handsocks was awarded a grant in Jan 2016 by The First Years. We were one of 10 parent entrepreneurs and made some lovely friends through the other winners. A favorite that comes to mind is The Doll Kind – huggable dolls with tokens that you give out as... 

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Tips to Potty Train Your Toddler

Being potty trained is a huge milestone for your toddler and instills a great sense of accomplishment and independence. There isn’t any one age when your child will master potty training – it differs for every child. However, there are steps you can take to help your child prepare and ease into potty training. It certainly isn’t easy, but these tips can help everyone feel less frustrated and when your child is ready, it will happen naturally. Here are some tips you can follow to prepare your toddler for potty training: Get a training potty... 

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7 Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Baby

The holiday season is upon us, which means there will be heavy doses of family time! Part of the fun that everyone enjoys also includes the gifts and presents. With each year that goes by, you may find that it gets tougher to find gifts for the ones you love, and especially for children who can’t even ask for anything yet. To offer some help, here are some great stocking stuffers for your little one: Pacifier A classic gift that will barely take up any space at all in the stocking! Your little one may... 

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Tips to Prevent Infant Face-Scratching

Not even hours old, our baby boy scratched his face (and before we could snap a pic and upload to Facebook)! With babies, scratching is going to be inevitable as they move their hands around, whether they’re asleep or awake. Don't worry too much, as face scratching is usually never painful for baby, but to help prevent your precious one from marking up his or her face these tips will help: Pack a nail file in your labor bag. Newborns have thin nails but they are still sharp enough to leave a scratch. If your... 

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Dealing with Baby Eczema: Tips To Soothe Baby

It can be heartbreaking when your baby suffers from eczema or another skin condition; as parents, we will do anything to help soothe them. Eczema usually appears as a skin rash on areas like baby’s scalp and face. The cause of eczema is unknown but it can be outgrown and there are different ways to treat it. Here are some tips to help soothe baby's skin:  Put on protective clothing. We want to prevent baby from scratching the affected areas which can make the condition worse. If your baby has eczema on the hands, put on... 

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How to dress your baby warmly for the winter

In those cold winter months, it takes a little more effort to get your baby dressed for the day. You have to make sure that baby stays warm, especially if he will be outside for a period of time. But you also want to make sure that baby doesn’t overheat. It can be tricky to find the right balance and you definitely don’t want to overdo it on the layers. Try out some of these tips the next time you’re getting baby dressed up for a cold day. Add a layer Some parents like to... 

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Easy Meal Time: 2 fast finger foods

When my little one started feeding herself, she had a hard time picking up slippery foods. She loved bananas but unfortunately most of the "nan-nas" ended up smooshed all over her jammies and highchair tray, slippery little suckers. Cheerios to the rescue! I pondered, she can pick up Cheerios no problem? Cheerios...bananas...Cheerios...bana.. I got it! Cheerio-bananas Step 1: Put Cheerios in a plastic baggy and use the bottom of a glass to smash into crumbs. Step 2: Poor into a bowl and add bite-sized banana pieces. Step 3: Roll the bites around to coat in Cheerio crumbs and bada bing... 

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