Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winners are Felicia and Bo. Congrats!
Finding the right baby gear can be a challenge. I remember spending a lot of my sleepless pregnancy nights perusing the internet for the safest car seat, the lightest, most functional stroller, and a carrier that would not hurt my back. These days, the options are endl... Read More »
Published on Friday, November 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Do you ever wonder where to find the best photographer, hair salon, play space, or restaurant is in your area? Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of toys, gear, and baby products available on the market? We're in the last few days of the Red Tricycle 2012 Totally Awesome Awards, and just for voting, you're entered to win some awesome prizes including a $500 GC to... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Tarah. Congrats!
As an expectant mom, I found it challenging to sift through the wealth of information at my disposal. I had Parenting magazines, books, and literature from my obstetrician's office to read. And then there was the unending amount of information available around the clock online. I ... Read More »
Published on Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
No...we're not pregnant! : ) But, I have several friends who are, and in honor of their sweet new babies, I thought I'd share some information about Albertsons baby section!
When my kids were just wee babes, I did a lot of my shopping at traditional, designated baby stores, mostly because I wanted to have a lot of options at my disposal. Unfortunately, that a... Read More »
Published on Monday, March 5, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Tanya. Congrats!
It probably wouldn't surprise you if I told you that as a young girl, I went through this stage where all I wanted to wear was Disney clothing. My favorite character was and still is Winnie the Pooh, and during my tween years, The Disney Store actually sold Classic Pooh clothing for... Read More »
Published on Monday, August 8, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Clarissa (Twitter winner). Congrats!
A few weeks ago, I introduced you to Safeway's new mom to mom line of baby products designed by moms, for moms. The line, created exclusively for Safeway and it's subsidiaries, was relaunched with a new, improved design. Products include diapers, wipes, skin ca... Read More »
Published on Friday, March 11, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
I first discovered blogs when I was pregnant with my son. A high-risk pregnancy landed me on bedrest and I was forced to stay connected via the internet. Unlike most moms-to-be, I researched, registered, and shopped online without ever seeing a product. These days, I still do most of my research and shopping online.
During Oscar weekend, I had an opportunity ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, March 6, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
These days, it's much easier to get out of the house with two children. My 3 year old son is fully potty trained which means I don't have to tote nearly as many diapers, wipes, and extra changes of clothing. While I still need to pack a full diaper bag for days out with the two of them, I can get away with something smaller for short trips to the store or the park... Read More »
Published on Sunday, February 13, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
My husband and I have owned 3 strollers in the 3+ years since we've become parents. The first stroller we owned was a travel system. I chose the system primarily for the car seat which, at the time, was rated as the safest on the market. Unfortunately that meant settling for a mediocre stroller. When my son was a baby, I won a luxury stroller, retiring the for... Read More »
Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Natalia. Congrats!!!
Nothing went the way I expected...the way it happens to other people...or in the movies. It was harder than I thought...more painful than I imagined... It feels like an eternity since my son was born on that warm Southern California day. The specifics of his birth are alre... Read More »
Published on Monday, January 10, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Priscilla. Congrats!
Just when I reached that point where I could leave the house without a diaper bag, my daughter was born. It's been 3 1/2 years and my designer purse is sitting in my closet gathering dust from lack of use. Fortunately, today's moms have much in the way fashionably functional o... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is joanne major. Congrats!
Last week, a friend and I were talking about the joys and struggles of parenting. Both of us have children around the same ages, spaced approximately 2 years apart. We talked about sibling relationships, discipline, "me" time, and more. As we were talking, I realized ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, November 28, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
In my three + years of being a mom, I've owned at least 5 diaper bags. Some have been used until they've fallen apart (literally). Others are gathering dust in my closet because they were not practical or functional for toting around everything necessary for a baby and a toddler.
Clic-It is a diaper bag system that makes it easy to organize the things you need fo... Read More »
Published on Thursday, November 11, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
My daughter is right in the midst of exploring and expanding her palate. I adore this time when I get to introduce my daughter to the wonderful world of food (because who doesn't like to eat?!?!). If you've read some of my previous posts, you may remember that I failed miserably at making my son's baby food. I've actually had a lot more success making my daughte... Read More »
Published on Monday, October 4, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Neither of my children have been particularly fond of the bottle. However, since this mama has to work, my babies have to take a bottle. When my son was born, I didn't have a lot of BPA-free options. It's been 3 years and I think I would struggle to find a bottle that contains BPA.
When my daughter was born, we tried several different kinds of bottles. In t... Read More »
Published on Friday, September 17, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Rhonda C. Congrats!
Despite the fact that I had a very rough pregnancy with my son, I have fond memories of my baby shower. My two very best friends planned the event to the T and went so far as to MAKE diaper cakes for each table!
I always find it difficult to shop for the "mother-to-be." Whil... Read More »
Published on Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
We have a beautiful crib sitting in our bedroom that's never been slept in by our daughter. As attachment parents, our children co sleep with us. How long is still the question, since some nights our three year old gets thrown in the mix. My daughter is an excellent nighttime sleeper, but isn't the best at taking naps in the crib or pack and play. She's grown ... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a meet-up with some local bloggers who were quite surprised that I was there without my daughter in tow. You see, she's usually attached to me. I love, love, love keeping my babies close. My daughter will only be a baby for a short time...she's already mobile...crawling and pulling up. Soon she'll be walking and yearning for i... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Companies are beginning to recognize the importance of providing consumers with greener, cleaner, more natural products. I'm particularly concerned with the products used by and consumed by my children. Their growing bodies should be exposed to as few toxins as possible, to ensure they get the best chance at a healthy physical and psychological development.
Joh... Read More »
Published on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
When I was pregnant with my son, I struggled to find more than one or two companies offering BPA-free bottles and feeding products. It's been three years, and I don't think I could find a BPA-containing feeding product at Target if I wanted to (which is a good thing). The challenge is now to decide which bottle, sippy cup, feeding set is most fitting for our child... Read More »