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Swarm: What Were Your Biggest Gear Regrets?

My biggest regret is not discovering how much gear I could buy used until after Charlie turned one. Things like swings, jumperoos, bouncers, etc. are found in abundance on local listservs and mom groups and can easily be sold again once they’re outgrown. As far as any specific purchases, I wish we had invested in […]


If I were registering today

We are 99.9% sure that we are “two and through” with kids, but if I had the opportunity to register today, with the benefit of hindsight, these are definitely the items that I would want to add to my wish list again. 1) Uppababy G-luxe Umbrella Stroller – I cannot say enough about this umbrella stroller. It’s pricey, […]

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I like my coffee hot – as in sip slowly or you’ll burn your mouth hot. Now that I’m a mom of two, a regular coffee mug just doesn’t cut it. I can pour myself a steaming cup first thing, but then by the time I’ve gotten the toddler his morning milk, turned on Mickey […]


12 Must-Haves for Babies and Toddlers with Feeding Tubes

When I learned that D was going to get a feeding tube, I assumed that I would learn all I needed to know from the nurses at the NICU. After all, he would have recovery from the feeding tube insertion surgery at the hospital – I should just continue what they were doing at home, […]


My Dream Registry: Nursing & Feeding

When I pulled together my registry for Little Oats, I was incredibly overwhelmed. When it came to bottles, nursing gear, sippy cups, pacifiers, I had no clue where to start. Was I going to nurse exclusively? How many bottles did I need? What about pumping? Why are there eighty different types of breast pads? And […]

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Choosing a Double Stroller

There have been a lot of questions regarding double strollers on the boards recently, so some of our mamas with 2 kids share experiences, pros, cons and regrets about our double strollers below! All of our kids are about 22 months – 2 1/2 years apart. Mrs. High Heels/WOHM/Suburbs Our first double stroller was the […]


Wishlist for Baby #2

Now that we know that baby #2 is a girl, we are so thankful that all of our big ticket items that were purchased were fairly gender neutral. There isn’t a whole lot that we “need,” but it is still fun to think about things that we might want the second time around. 1. Double […]

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