You’re doing OK, mom! (raise money for Save the Children)

When you’re going to have a baby you do so much research on caring for them, right? You read books about the pregnancy and birth, you read about newborn issues and interview pediatricians, you get your home prepared… but what you aren’t going to be ready for is something that isn’t often talked about: mommy guilt and worry.

You will start to question every decision you make, you’ll feel pressures from society that will make you wonder if you’re a terrible mother, and you’ll wonder if your kid is developing at the “right” speed.

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5 OTHER uses for diaper rash cream

~This post was written in a partnership with Pinxav. Any opinions are my own.

Okay, moms, we’ve all been there. We all have some sort of diaper rash cream or ointment on hand, we’ve all wiped it on the baby’s bottom. Did you know 75% of babies will develop diaper rash at least once every six months? Eeek. We try to prevent it and when it comes, we treat it. Lots of diaper rash creams create a barrier to repel more wetness against the skin, right? But do they also help soothe and heal?

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Baby Registry Tips: do you need all that stuff?

~Written in partnership with Walmart.com. All opinions are my own!

Creating a baby registry is sooooo much fun, but also soooo overwhelming. I remember walking into the store the first time with my husband to create our registry. Rows and rows of products, 5 (or 30!) different types of the same thing, what do we REALLY need and what can we do without? I had read about products but still felt unprepared! We asked for help, then we went home and changed the baby

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Natural remedies for kids: Zarbee’s (coupon)

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Zarbeeā€™s Naturals (#ZarbeesCough). I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Did you know that about 10,000 kids every year are sent to the emergency room from accidental cough syrup overdoses? In 2007 the FDA stated these products were not safe for young children and many were then removed from store shelves or were labeled for ages 4 and up. So when you have little ones that need relief, where do you find it? It

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How to prevent diaper rash (5 tips)

~This post was written in a partnership with Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment and Evolution Impressions. All opinions are my own.

Every child is different, from sleeping habits and sense of humor to food preference and skin sensitivity. Ryan (our 4-year-old) was easy as a baby, as far as skincare goes. We used disposable diapers his first 8 months and then switched to cloth so we’ve used both. He may have had a diaper rash ONCE, ever.

Rebecca, our (almost!) two-year-old, has a much different story. Her skin is so sensitive, mainly to just

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Snuggy Baby Cloth Diapers (discount and giveaway)

In October I went to Vegas for the annual ABC Kids Expo and I was able to meet some awesome brands and see great new products. One of my favorites was Snuggy Baby. First, they helped me learn to properly use a ring sling (I could never get mine right) and they really knew their stuff. Then, they showed me one of the coolest cloth diapers I have ever seen. The Snuggy Baby cloth diapers have a new and innovative feature you’re going to LOVE…

I was amazed at

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Bright Starts Swing: Up, Up And Away!

I remember how useful it was to have a swing in our house when our babies were little and how much they loved it. Actually, one of my favorite pictures of Ryan is from when he was asleep in his swing… I went to snap a photo and at that moment he happened to smile in his sleep… and I caught it on camera. Adorable!

Bright Starts has a new Up, Up & Away Plug In Sway & Swing that we got to review for our friends that have a 4-month-old baby girl. Kinda

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