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Pumps

Medela Freestyle vs. Pump in Style

When I was pregnant with Miss H, I didn't do a whole lot of research into pumps. I had heard the Medela brand enough to determine that I'd probably buy a Medela. And when I started looking at the different models, I mostly focused on price. They were all fairly expensive but the price difference [...]

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If I Were to Register Today . . .

Here are some things I would add to my list!  I just had my second child, and this is a compilation of my favorite baby must-haves: 1) Sitz Bath  |  2) Diaper Bag  |  3) Preparation H Wipes  |  4) Dermoplast  |  5) Kiehls Hand Salve  1) Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat  |  2) Car Seat Saver  |  3) Ergobaby Performance Carrier  |  4) Ergo [...]

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Winter Gear for Kids

Last winter was a doozy here in New York, and the snowiest I've experienced in the past 11 years here. I somehow managed to survive without snow boots all these years, but now that my kids are older and really into playing in the snow, snow boots are a must this year. I bought mine [...]

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Cheap Baby Gear That Lasts

Although Mr. T is more of a "buy the first thing you see" shopper, I'm the planner and the frugal one in our family. The planning side meant that I was typically the one making baby gear decisions! I thought I'd share our favorite frugal finds that have lasted 3 years (and 2 kids) and [...]

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Registry for Baby #2

If we had a baby and didn't buy anything new to prepare for her arrival, we would be fine. We have everything we really need, but since having Liam, a lot has changed and there are some new things I'd like to get if we have the funds. We likely won't end up with everything [...]

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Easy DIY Feeding Tube Backpack

As I've mentioned at great length, D is reliant on a feeding tube. He uses it mostly overnight, but he has a few hours during the day where he needs to be hooked up. That means he's attached to a bag full of formula/liquid and a small pump, either in a bag or on an [...]

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The Lazy Mom's Guide to Homemade Baby Food

For both K and D we used a combination of baby-led weaning and homemade purees. K was done with purees when he turned 1, but D isn't as coordinated with chewing or picking up food, so we'll probably keep spoon feeding him some meals for a while! I've learned a lot of shortcuts through all [...]

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