Product Review: Mini Micro Kick Scooter


This past Christmas my husband and I bought scooters for our twin boys, who turned 2 1/2 in December. While researching toddler-friendly options, it quickly became clear to me that the Mini Micro Kick Scooter, made by Kickboard USA, was legendary. Let’s see: It has won the Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Gold and Platinum Award Seals […]

Product Review: InStep Sierra Double Bicycle Trailer


  When my family and I moved to Southern California last summer so that my husband could complete a yearlong fellowship, we knew we had to get bicycles to ride along the gorgeous beachfront bike paths. The question was, how could we take our 2-year-old twins along for the ride? Options abound for toting toddlers […]

Dream Lites Pillow Pets Changed Bedtime (Kind of)

If your child watches Sprout, you have likely seen the infamous commercials for the Dream Lites Pillow Pets. In case you can’t remember the visuals of a mother saying, “goodnight, (child’s name)” and the child and some other children, in the course of the commercial, actually going to sleep because they have a stuffed animal […]

Milk-Saver Review


My children are just 22 months apart. When I was thinking through everything I would need for my second baby I assumed I had all the basics covered. Not many new products could have come out in less than two years, right? Well, I was wrong! Or, at least I missed this must-have the first […]

For the “Love” of Basketball

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I am not a huge sports fan. I mean, I do watch the Super Bowl halftime and, sometimes, just sometimes, I do happen to quickly glance at the Soccer games that my husband watches every Sunday on ESPN, but otherwise, I don’t do sports. I did do Volleyball in high school and went to half […]

My Toddler’s “Tricked” Out Ride


You want to know what’s really sad? It’s sad that my toddler has a better ride than me. I mean, sure, I’m getting around in a fancy-smancy SUV with all the bells and whistles that most adults crave, you know, automatic locks and power windows. Oh, yeah, sexy, power windows. It’s enough to keep me […]

Nothing Like the Original


I was told by many of my parent-friends, children of the 70s, that the toy that every toddler needs is a sit n’ spin. “It’ll work miracles,” they said. And, “She’ll (my daughter) will be entertained with it (the toy) for hours.” Hours! It all sounded too good to be true, but I believed them.  […]

The Simplisse Double Electric Breastpump — my new best friend!


Breastfeeding is hard work. You forget about how much time it takes, how important it is to get the right latch so you don’t get sore nipples and that the more you feed or pump the more you’ll increase your milk supply. It takes a lot of time and patience. Unfortunately, my five-year-old and almost […]

The Tilty (Spilty) Cup


Little Bud’s first birthday is quickly approaching, and the ever important sippy cup issue has really started to nag me.  I knew that making the transition from the bottle to a big boy cup would be hard.  I braced myself for the tantrums and bouts of crying that I knew would surely come.  Surprisingly enough, […]