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We went to the Big City Moms Biggest Family Shower Ever in Los Angeles and this is what we got in the Signature Goodie Bag!
The Real Marianos Podcast Episode 001audio
Our first podcast is now live! Episode 001 covers the following topics: Unsolicited parenting advice Trick Baby theory How to handle when the baby cries Transitioning from 1 kid to 2 Life update
This is a new series of posts where I'll cover what I brought in my hospital bag, what to expect in the hospital postpartum, and my favorite (and necessary) postpartum items. Starting off the series is "What I brought in My Hospital Bag". Read on to see what items I used and when. Hopefully all the pregnant ladies find this...
Bumkins Super Bib Review
A good bib is worth it's weight in gold. It saves on laundry and keeps baby's outfits clean. One of our favorite bibs is the Bumkins SuperBib. Ever since Gracie started solids at six months old, she's been wearing a Bumkins Super Bib. They're made of a signature fabric that's lightweight, wipeable, and machine washable. They also come in a...
No Epidural Birth Storyvideo
We filmed our birth story for our second baby, Remy. Although some elements were similar to my first birth (I didn't have an epidural, I had a doula and an amazing doctor on my birth team) there were some differences. Check out the video and let me know about your birth story's in the comments!
As a new parent, changing diapers will be a part of your life for the next few years. I've compiled this list of baby changing table must have items that has worked well for our family. If you have any additions or feedback, please let me know in the comments. I love hearing about new products! The Changing Station People often...
Best Third Trimester Maternity Leggings
So you've made it to the third trimester. Congratulations! Your main goal now is to stay healthy and comfortable until your little one decides to make an entrance. Comfortable and third trimester aren't typically words that go along together but I've found some leggings that may help change your mind. The most uncomfortable thing about pants for me in the...
Pampers Pure Collection Diaper Review
As a mom I'm always looking for that balance of practicality and natural choices. I'm a big fan of EWG and finding products that are healthier choices for my family. On the flip side, I can't always spend a ton on the "best" organic choice simply due to budget constraints. When I first heard about the new Pampers Pure diapers...
Jujube BFF Reviewvideo
If you've been looking at new diaper bags, check out one of the best diaper bags, the Ju-Ju-Be BFF. This is my favorite diaper bag for one kid. I have the Ju-Ju-Be BFF Diaper Bag in the Black Ops color from the Onyx Collection. It's a subtle black and dark purple camo print. I've been using this bag for a...
The Best Pregnancy Sandals
Any way you look at it, pregnancy is an adventure for your mind, body and spirit. One physical feature that often takes a beating during pregnancy is the expectant mother's feet. In my first pregnancy I was fortunate enough not to get any swelling in my feet until about 32 weeks. At that point I couldn't fit into any of...