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Snow day sanity savers! Toys that keep kids busy for hours

When snow days are only an occasional thing, they’re pure magic, with playtime in the snow, hot chocolate, and maybe a little extra TV (so Mom can take a breather from keeping everyone busy). While I don’t remember this from my own childhood, apparently modern kids have a few “magic spells” that they’ll try to execute to make a snow ... Read More »

Helping your toddler adjust to a new baby in the house

By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses If you have your second child on the way: first of all, congratulations! Second of all: it is completely normal to feel anxious about becoming a parent again. I am sure ... Read More »

The Bugaboo Buffalo Escape Special Edition Stroller: ready for adventure!

Update 6/13/2017: Shop the latest Bugaboo Special Editions: Classic+, Elements, and Kite. If there’s such a thing as a high-fashion stroller brand, Bugaboo is it: from Diesel to Missoni, from Paul Frank to Andy Warhol, Bugaboo strollers have worn them all! And the Bugaboo Cameleon, Donkey, and Bee strollers are all nimble city fashionistas, using urban sidewalks as their fashion-show ... Read More »

An intro to Oeuf cribs: beautiful and environmentally sustainable centerpieces for your modern nursery!

When it comes to nurseries, I dream up some pretty sweet ideas. I’m sure those of you who are expecting have entire boards on Pinterest dedicated to your circus-themed or shades-of-blue themed nurseries (and I’m sure they’re perfect). The crib, however, is the centerpiece of every nursery, so you want to choose exactly the right one! Let me draw your ... Read More »

7 ways to entertain a sick child this flu season

Nobody likes being sick at any age, and a sick, cranky kid can be a real challenge. It can be tricky to keep them relatively happy and ensure that they get enough rest and drink enough fluids, and while some TV is ok, you don’t want it to become an all-day activity: Dr. Lisa M. Asta at the AAP warns ... Read More »

Monte Knows Best: The Monte Como Glider is the perfect nursing chair

It’s no surprise that Monte Designs is sweeping the baby furniture world. Every piece of their furniture is sustainably crafted in Canada, and their nursing chairs are phenomenal! My personal favorite is the Monte Como Glider. I’ve almost fallen asleep in it multiple times… during work… oops! I’m telling you, you will never get sick of this chair. Monte makes ... Read More »

Choosing an inline double stroller: the UPPAbaby Vista 2015 vs. the Baby Jogger City Select (Reviews/Ratings/Pricing)

Update 4/24/2017: Baby Jogger City Select Lux vs UPPAbaby Vista Stroller 2017 Although you have so much more parenting expertise now, figuring out what double stroller to get can be just as tricky as picking out a stroller for your first. It’s very much like the difference about planning for your first kid vs. your second. When you have your first child, ... Read More »

Best Double Strollers (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

You’re a pro now! Unlike the first time you purchased a stroller, you are now an experienced parent. So finding the best double stroller should be much easier, and much less daunting. Still, there are a few factors to consider before you buy. The first consideration is your lifestyle. If you live in an urban environment where you can just ... Read More »