Category Archives: Shopping

What Pet Should I Get? The Real Moms’ Guide to 10 Popular Pets

What pet should you get? So you don’t feel regret. Or go into debt. From constant trips to the vet. Okay, so that’s not what it says in the recently discovered Dr. Seuss book, “What Pet Should I Get?” but imagine how useful that would be! As parents, we often succumb to our children’s desperate […]

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I Love the New “Junk in the Trunk” Barbie, But She Doesn’t Solve All My Body Image Issues

Major Barbie news out of Mattel this week–after decades of world domination, the Aryan goddess with the 16 inch waist will finally share her Dream House with buddies who are short, tall, curvy and ethnically diverse.  This is awesome.  Little girls should be able to play with dolls who look like themselves, or at least […]

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The “It” Holiday Present for Little Girls and Other Unicorn-Lovers

Momtastic asked me and my 4-year-old Viv to shoot some videos for Hasbro’s hot new toy, FurReal Friends Starlily My Magical Unicorn. Yeah, that’s a mouthful (especially for me to say in the commercial) but Starlily deserves her many names, because she does so many things, like eat sugarberries, whinny and coo, flutter her wings, […]

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A New Mom’s Guide To Capturing Moments

The bad news: Lifetime Moms is shutting down.  I have loved writing for that site for the past two years, and working with my fantastic editor Melissa Kagan, but such is life.  The good news: I went out with a bang, writing a final post about taking photos of my kids (my favorite pasttime). It’s […]

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Baby Wearing For The Win! – Infantino Unison Newborn Carrier Review

When I was pregnant with my second baby, I got a lot of helpful advice about how to manage two kids. One thing that kept coming up was the importance of baby wearing.  Everyone said I’d need my hands free for playing with my 4-year-old, especially if I was brave enough to take both girls […]

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