Blog Posts RSS

On average, once every nine days an innocent child dies of heatstroke in a vehicle. While every parent likes to think that this could never happen to them or their child, it absolutely can. As parents, we're tired, stressed, even distracted... symptoms that can easily lead to a forgotten little one in the back seat.  In honor of National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Day, here are four daily tips to help you avoid a tragedy: 1. Put something you need next to your infant seat Your purse, lunch, cell phone, etc. Get into the habit of opening your back doors...

Read more

ATTN: All moms (and dads!) - Did you know this? Hey ladies (and potentially gents but probably not), Here I sit, 37 weeks along, a couple centimeters dilated, half effaced, and thinking I should probably start getting ready for this baby's arrival.  Sure, I have a lot of the gear considering this is my second baby. So, I have pulled it from storage, cleaned it all and washed it with Buckaroo Organics Laundry Detergent, and now have most of it in our guest room waiting for the day we will bring her home and pull it all out in the...

Read more

Car seats are my passion. Is that weird? I love to research them, install them, talk about them, educate my family and friends about the safety of them... One of the main questions I receive from customers and from family and friends is, "What is your opinion on buying or getting a used car seat?"  Does it come with an Owner's Manual? If you are obtaining a used car seat, the chances of it coming with its original owner's manual are unlikely. The manual is vital for correct installation in your car. The manual is also important because it will...

Read more

Newborn Etiquette: 101 One of the most miraculous and exciting events for many people is the welcoming of a new baby! Whether it is your own, your grandchild, your new niece or nephew, or a dear friend, it is a very exciting time and there are many people who would love to visit the newest addition right away.  Being right in the middle of mothering young children, being pregnant, and being surrounded by new and pregnant moms on a daily basis, I know how overwhelming the whole process is. So, I would like to share some simple rules and etiquette...

Read more

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT THEIR NEW SIBLING You are going to be a Big Brother/Sister! So how are you supposed to tell your toddler that he or she is not going to be the center of attention anymore?? We are pregnant with Baby #2, and our first kiddo just turned 2. They will end up being 2.5 years apart...and the thought leaves my head SPINNING. I can't imagine our toddler not being the center of our world anymore! How can I prepare her for what lies ahead? (Less importantly, but equally scary, how do I prepare MYSELF??...

Read more