best travel car seat

The Top 10 Best Travel Car Seats For Babies Who Pack Light

The Top 10 Best Travel Car Seats For Babies Who Pack Light

This might sound ridiculous, but maybe you can relate. I booked a flight to Austin when Poppy was 10 weeks old. It was Poppy’s first flight (though not her first trip), and Ryan and I were talking plane logistics. I told him that I didn’t want to book her a seat, because I didn’t want to bring her anchor of car seat. So we set out to make a packing list, going through all the … Read More

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The Top Ten Best Portable Cribs of 2017—Your Complete Guide

The Top Ten Best Portable Cribs of 2017—Your Complete Guide

Have you ever seen those giant, solid wood cribs with sleigh headboards and hand carved details on the sales floor at Babies R’ Us and stuff? You know, the ones that are about $2,000 and look like they’re out of an 1900s nursery? Yea, that’s probably the only place I’ve ever seen one. These days, most people want cribs that are multipurpose and easy to move, because hot damn if that baby sleeps anywhere that … Read More

What Is Adventure Baby (And Why Should You Care)?

What Is Adventure Baby (And Why Should You Care)?

I remember when I first started blogging as a personal finance blogger, I told my friend Bridget that if I ever had kids, I’d totally become a mom blogger. I said it tongue in cheek back then, but here I am — 13 week old baby napping next to me, launching a parenting blog. But this isn’t your average parenting blog. I’m not going to teach you about all the different ways you could discipline your … Read More

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The Top 10 Best Pack And Plays of 2017—Your Complete Guide

The Top 10 Best Pack And Plays of 2017—Your Complete Guide

Ask any seasoned parent who’s been there and done that, and she’ll tell you that the number one, can’t-live-without, fought over at Once Upon A Child item is the pack and play. They’re portable, they’re cheaper than a crib, and a lot of times they save you the irritation of buying six different sleeping contraptions for your little one. You guys, there are SO MANY pack and plays on the market, it’s enough to make … Read More

Medela Freestyle Review: What I Learned Pumping 100,000+ Ml of Breast Milk

Medela Freestyle Review: What I Learned Pumping 100,000+ Ml of Breast Milk

I’ve pumped over 100,000 ml of breast milk over 1,000 pumps. I’ve used $2,000 hospital grade pumps (the Medela Symphony), $200 pumps (the Medela In Style) and $35 manual pumps (the Avent Manual Comfort). Poppy was born 6.5 weeks early, so she wasn’t able to breastfeed right away. She had to work on her suck/swallow/breathe reflex, so she was fed through an NG tube and via bottle in the intermediate nursery. That meant that to … Read More

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Ergo 360 Review: The Best Baby Carrier in 2017?

Ergo 360 Review: The Best Baby Carrier in 2017?

Oh, baby carriers. An unfortunate fashion statement but one that you’ll be sporting a LOT with a newborn, baby, and toddler. Before Poppy was able to fit into her baby hiking carrier (the Deuter Kid Comfort III), we hiked with her in the Ergo 360. That thing has seen the Grand Tetons, Glacier National Park, Austin, many airplanes, cities, and local hikes. It’s been drooled on, spat up on, sweated on (I’m looking at Ryan … Read More