About Jennifer Marino Walters

Jennifer Marino Walters is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in All You, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, and several other magazines and websites. She’s the mom of adorable twin boys and the wife of a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel. Though she and her family recently moved from the mountains of Colorado to the beaches of Southern California, Jennifer—a New York City native—is a city girl at heart. She writes about her adventures raising twins while navigating the military lifestyle on her blog, www.doubledutytwins.com

Product Review: Regalo My Cot Portable Travel Bed

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My family recently spent a fabulous weekend in San Diego. In the weeks leading up to our trip, my husband and I were seriously concerned about where our 3-year-old twin boys would sleep during our resort stay. Though the boys are no strangers to hotel rooms, we finally decided they could no longer squeeze into […]

10 Great Easter/Spring Outfit Ideas

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Spring is here, and children’s clothing stores are brimming with outfits for Easter and other spring occasions. For inspiration, here are 10 adorable options. FOR GIRLS: Easter Baby: Get your infant ready for the Easter bunny in this pretty Ralph Lauren floral cotton sateen dress and matching bloomers in baby blue or hot pink. (Ralphlauren.com, sizes […]

Product Review: Guava Family Lotus Bassinet

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Recently I reviewed the Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib. I also had the opportunity to test the company’s brand-new Lotus Bassinet, which is still only available on Guava Family’s website. Like the Lotus Crib, the Lotus Bassinet is beautiful, lightweight, safe, and extremely portable. It is also very expensive, costing about $200.   While […]

Product Review: Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib

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If you’re in the market for a pack ‘n play, there are many inexpensive options out there that work just fine for occasional use. But if you travel frequently with your family and/or plan to have your baby nap often in a pack ‘n play, you may want to consider the Guava Family Lotus Everywhere […]

10 Ways Kids Can Help Save Our Planet

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Earth Day is April 22! That means now is a great time to talk to kids about the importance of helping to save our planet. Luckily, there are so many little things even the youngest kids can do to help, from conserving water and energy to recycling and reusing. Here are 10 ideas: Turn off […]

Visiting the La Brea Tar Pits with Small Children

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Having grown up in Southern California, my husband has very fond memories of visiting the La Brea Tar Pits as a child. He couldn’t wait to take our twin boys there, but we’ve held off for fear that they were too young. Well, we finally decided to visit last week (the boys turn 3 in […]

Connecting Kids with Wildlife

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With Earth Day coming up next month (April 22), it’s a great time to think about helping your kids connect with nature. To support that effort, you might want to join wildlifenation.org, an online community launched in January by the National Wildlife Federation. The aim of Wildlife Nation is to connect people with each other […]

How to Make Your Child’s First Trip to the Movies A Success

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We recently took our twin boys to the movie theater for the first time to see Disney’s Frozen. They had just turned 2 1/2. We’d toyed with the idea for months, but were unsure whether the boys were ready to sit through an entire movie in a dark theater. Ultimately, we decided to take a […]

Ways to Save Money on Group Fitness Classes

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Group fitness classes are a great way to stay motivated and to meet other moms. Sure, working out at home or outdoors is free, but sometimes you just need that extra push to get off the couch. Plus, the instructors can correct your form and offer modifications if you’re pregnant or have an injury, so […]

An Online Baby Book

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When you were pregnant, you probably couldn’t wait to buy a baby book for your child. And then you religiously filled in every milestone from your baby’s first year of life, right? First crawl, first tooth, first step? Every visitor, every outing, every gift received? Yeah … me neither. The reality is, parents are busier […]