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With the release of Monsters University and Descipable Me 2 in theaters, my toddler keeps asking me to take him to the movies but, with a 5 month old, how can I possibly handle the two?  Do I get a sitter for the newborn?  Or do I wait for the DVD version? Well, with these six simple tips  - passed down to me from other moms and from the web –  you won’t have to deprive your toddler from going to the movies even with a newborn in tow: 1. Plan ahead.  Read reviews, watch the rating and get advice from friends and family...

Its been over a month now since the arrival of baby #2…and yes, while Lil T is all sorts of adorable and smells great, he is a one grumpy baby, sometimes I think he hates that I am his mommy and that’s why he cries often…one night he cried for five hours straight…yes non-stop.  What I’ve learned thus far as a mom is patience and boy oh boy, Lil T really pushes my limits.  Nothing seemed to have calmed him that night and that alone was frustrating, annoying and draining, until I became creative. Read: Portlandia’s...

Geez, when they say every baby is different, they sure were right….Bringing home baby #2 a month ago has left me to ask myself “how did I get into this mess?”. While trying to figure out Lil T’s noises, sleeping patterns and the constant pressure of having “The Happiest Baby on the Block” had led me to realize that just because you have one child doesn’t mean you have mastered anything. So thanks to the folks over at Portlandia for providing us newbies with a little bit of comic relief on this thing...

While I am not by any means considered an “earthy” mom, I do however find myself on occasion using products that are eco-friendly, especially when it comes to baby products.  So when I had the opportunity to try out Jessica Alba‘s eco-friendly, non toxic baby products called the The Honest Company, I jumped at the chance. I was recently given a small sample of diapers and wipes to try out and was sold immedialty on how cute, trendy and how eye-catching the packaging was. Besides...

Oh what the horror! Watching your baby cry can break your heart, especially when you’ve tried everything..from feeding, swaddling or changing her diapers just doesn’t do the trick, geez, then what is there left to do? Well, don’t fret, that’s where the Kids II Ingenuity Automatic Bouncer comes in. The one item that every new mom must own. With ONLY a 20 minute assembly (Phillips head screw driver required, (3) C Batteries needed) here are some awesome features/benefits you...

Baby Blue is here! Baby Blue is here! Beyonce, 30, gave birth to a baby girl at Lenox Hill Hospital (Ha! coincidentally where I was born!) in New York on Saturday, all reports stated that “baby and mom are doing just fine.”  Some reports even mentioned that the superstar gave birth via C-section. PHOTOS: Beyonce’s baby bump style The couple chose “Ivy” because of the significance of the number “4″ or “IV,” –  Beyonce and Jay-Z were born on Sept. 4 and...

Finally we meet the twins!   Related: Mariah Carey gives birth Mariah Carey and husband, Nick Cannon debuts 6 month old twins, Moroccan and Monroe to Barbara Walters during last Friday’s 20/20. Related: Mariah Carey takes nude pregnancy pictures Carey admittingly opened up about her prior miscarriage, IVF treatments and her distrust in men (yes, even her “sometimes” distrust of her hubby, Nick). Check out the complete interview after the jump… ...

As a mom, we are always looking for products that are healthy and harmless for our babies and children, from the laundry detergent down to the ingredients we put in our food.  So, you could imagine how excited I was to learn that there was a haircare line just for babies and children, that is gentle and chemical free.   Megan Gage, founder of Hot Tot sent me over a few samples to try out and I couldn’t wait to use them on my son. With the humidity and heat, my son’s wavy hair tends to look unruly and...

In honor of Breastfeeding Week, I thought I’ll take you back to a previous post on Why I Love Breastfeeding: I have posted several times about my advocacy for breastfeeding, but moms I didn’t always feel that way. At first, breastfeeding seemed like a choir, a choir that caused me to leak, squirt and chaff.  Sorry to have painted that vivid picture, but moms-to-be you need to know. Also getting my son to latch on was indeed a task in its itself. Ok, so maybe “love” is a strong word for the title...

“Tired of hearing about your fat baby, then try Baby Spanx.” Watch this funny SNL skit {originally aired in 2010}.  Its that funny! ...

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