Archive for June 2015


What’s In My Diaper Bag – Toddler and a Preschooler

As my kids have grown, my diaper bag needs have changed as well. I used to over pack so much! Some of you may be looking at the huge quantity below and think I am still overpacking, but I promise I’ve come a long way. Buying the small-ish one-shoulder backpack has helped me to limit […]

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Six 4th of July DIY T-Shirt Ideas

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some fun arts and crafts! Since Little SB is 2 years old, she’s more interested in arts & crafts activities and I don’t worry about her trying to eat the art supplies. She still tends to make a mess because she […]


When You Choose Not to Sleep Train

Did you have a picture of the kind of parent you thought you’d be before actually having children? I definitely did. I imagined that I would be the stern parent, willing to do what was best for my kid even if meant tears. Given that, I thought I would be 100% on board with sleep […]


Bike Riding Camp as a part of Occupational Therapy

HJ just completed a one-week intensive bike-riding camp at the center where she receives occupational therapy, and I have to say it was the best experience ever. Both for her and for me! It involved going to camp five days a week from 9 am – 11: 30 a.m. With about 15 other children, HJ […]


Red, White, and Blue You

Pssst…. Old Navy and Gap are offering free 2-day shipping + 35% off today only! Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, we always spent the day grilling out with family, perhaps hitting a local carnival, and ending the evening watching the fireworks from my grandmother’s balcony overlooking the Hudson […]


Spectra S2 Breastpump Review

There’s a new player in the breast pump field! Meet the Spectra line of pumps. It’s not an Ameda and it’s not a Medela, but it’s still an awesome pump that can totally run with these big names. Above: The Spectra S2 breast pump. When the Trikester was born, I picked an Ameda double electric, […]

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Breastfeeding: Second Time’s a Charm

Breastfeeding my new baby was on the forefront of my mind during my entire pregnancy. I shed literal blood, sweat, and tears trying to get Bunny (my first born) to nurse, so I was preparing myself for a similar experience with my second baby. “Breastfeeding,” they say, “shouldn’t hurt,” but even when Bunny and I […]

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