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5 Hacks for Air Travel with Littles | Magic Beans x BABYZEN

Editor’s note: We welcome this guest post from our friends at Babyzen and fully endorse these tips! All photos, with exception to the image depicting the Yoyo in an overhead bin, are courtesy of @melissagaylephoto.  5 Hacks for Air Travel with Littles | Magic Beans x BABYZEN There are so many unpredictable variables when it comes to flying these days, from ... Read More »

Daycare Checklist: Going back to work after baby

Daycare Checklist: Going back to work after baby It’s time. You just welcomed a baby into the world and you’ve spent a delightful and challenging few weeks together getting accustomed to a brand new life with them. And while transitioning back to the work week can be both stressful and emotional, you’ve chosen a daycare or early education center to ... Read More »

Help your baby avoid food allergies with Inspired Start!

Inspired Start Baby Pouches Adding food allergies to your list of parenting anxieties? Tackle them head-on. Inspired Start was born from the concern that little ones don’t have enough variety in their diet, especially in their first few months of life. They noticed the massive amounts of food allergies in the U.S. and the lack thereof in some other countries. So what ... Read More »

How to find the perfect nanny with Mommybites Boston

Calling all Boston-area parents! No matter how technologically advanced the childcare industry may become, it always seems difficult to find a nanny you actually trust. Mommybites Boston now offers a free feature to make the process a lot less stress-inducing: the Mommybites Nanny Board! So what’s Mommybites? Straight from their website, Mommybites is “a community offering in-person and online resources, ... Read More »

Why are newborn babies fussy at night?

Over the past eleven years in the business, I’ve mainly given advice about baby gear: what stroller to buy? How do you tie your baby wrap? How do you create the perfect registry? But besides being a baby gear aficionado, I am also a father of three, so I have parenting advice to give, too. For instance: how do you ... Read More »

How to keep kids busy if they’re not going to summer camp

Ok, so some kids just aren’t made for camp: as Koa Beck wrote at Mommyish, “As a quiet, self-regulating child who preferred to read, being yanked from my air-conditioned home and placed outdoors with a bunch of sweaty perpetual noise-makers was definitely not my idea of a fun summer. I endured the experience only once, but I begged my family ... Read More »

Making mom friends: tips & links

Let’s face it: making friends as an adult can be HARD. When you were a child, it was simple, since you spent your days in a classroom with a bunch of little people just like you, who were interested in roughly the same things, and were all equally eager to find someone to play with. But when you get older, ... Read More »

Boredom at 30,000 Feet: How to keep kids entertained on a plane!

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It takes about 8 hours to fly from Boston to San Diego. This doesn’t include showing up to the terminal at 5am with all your stuff in tow, getting through security, waiting patiently through the twenty minute delay to board the plane, and sitting through the layover in Newark or Houston. That’s a long time, and it’s trying on even the most ... Read More »

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