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 pump sessions. 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 … 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

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Top 10 BEST Portable Bassinets For The Minimalist Baby

Top 10 BEST Portable Bassinets For The Minimalist Baby

Traveling with kids is bulky. I used to travel for months on end with nothing but a carry on and a backpack. Now? Now I have my bag and a diaper bag. Oh, and the baby’s overnight bag. The car seat, the stroller, the pack n’ play, and hopefully the shirt I’m wearing smells fresh enough to be in a confined space during a six hour flight. So, yeah. I *love *portable baby gear, and … Read More

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The Top 10 Best Baby Backpacks for the Outdoor Adventurer

The Top 10 Best Baby Backpacks for the Outdoor Adventurer

A couple of months ago, we went on a multi-state 10-day road trip. We: And we did this all with our 8-week old newborn in tow. When you have a baby you don’t have to ditch all your old hobbies—especially adventuring outdoors. It just means that your hikes and exploration come with a baby backpack (and trust us, you’ll want one). We didn’t have one on said trip above, since Poppy was still too little … Read More