What do to with your old breastpump? Introducing Medela Recycles (+ a giveaway!)

Wondering what to do with your used electric Medela breastpump? I’m at that point right now since I had my last pumping session a week ago (it’s still hard to comprehend that my breastfeeding journey is over). My pump has a warning on it that reads “single use only.” So since I can’t donate it to another mom, what do I do with it?

Medela recently began a recycling campaign called Medela Recycles. This program was created in response to a petition on change.org launched by an eco-conscious mother to encourage Medela to develop a system to allow mothers to properly dispose of their old pumps to keep them out of landfills.

Every pump recycled through the program will go toward the donation of two hospital-grade pumps and supplies to Ronald McDonald House Charities (HMHC) across the country. To date, there have been 6,525 pumps recycled. Medela strives to meet a goal of 12,000 recycled pumps this year! Continue reading

10 Items That Can Make Your Wardrobe Pop

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10 Items That Can Make Your Wardrobe Pop!Most of us don’t have the available cash to spend tons of money on a new wardrobe every few months, nor do we have the ability to purchase new clothes when we are tired of what we already have. However, there are a few different items that can take your wardrobe to the next level and won’t break the bank. Take a look at ten items that can easily take your wardrobe to the next level: Continue reading

Nautical 1st Birthday Party (Row Row Row Your Boat Theme)

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Row row row your boat first birthday party

I blinked, and he’s now on the verge of toddlerhood. He’s zooming around the house on his hands and knees, eating spoonfuls of yogurt, and unrolling brand-spankin-new, just put-on-the-roll toilet paper every time he sneaks his way past us into the downstairs bathroom.

And just like that, a year has passed.

But boy did we celebrate that first year with a lovely first birthday party! When trying to decide the theme (what in the world do you pick for a 1-year-old other than the handful of predetermined options at the party store like Elmo and Mickey, of which he has not a clue who either are), I tried to think deep about what the Little Man gravitated towards during his first year on Earth. Bear’s first birthday theme was “Bears” (shocker), so I wanted something that was meaningful to him. Continue reading

5 shows you forgot about, and now can’t turn off

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I was flipping through Netflix last weekend and I stopped in my tracks when I saw Gilmore Girls. Whaatt? That was, like, my teenhood. So it got me thinking, and a little nostalgic, what else is Netflix hiding in their library of old TV series that’s worthy of a weekend binge?

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Kandoo Potty Training Giveaway (50 Prize Packs!)

I’m teaming up with Kandoo to share a fun way to celebrate the potty training process, plus a chance to win one of 50 Potty Training Prize Packs. Photos and product claims made in this post are that of Kandoo.As every parent can attest, potty training can be a process. We're here to make your job easier. Follow these four tips for potty training success, and you'll be doing the potty dance in no time.Hosting your own potty training party is easy! Whether you’re getting your little one excited to start using the potty or you’re celebrating a big success, a potty training party can add some fun and excitement to the potty training experience. Continue reading

Apple Sport Watch, Apple TV, Amazon Echo & More Giveaway

Did you know that a hacker can hack into your baby’s video monitor or your home security cameras and spy on your family? That’s pretty terrifying. Even with traditional internet security measures, it’s not that hard to do if you know what you’re doing. Another scary fact: half of American adults have been hacked in the last year, and over 70% of connected home devices are unprotected. That means that 7 out of 10 people reading this are wide open to being hacked.


If this information makes you sick to your stomach, you’re not alone. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of vulnerability that comes with wondering if someone has been spying on your children. Continue reading

Shop Through Shoptivity for Cash Back & Price Tracking {Review}

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Shoptivity - A Review

I have a confession. Even though my day job revolves around ecommerce and online marketing, I never truly understood one’s preference for online shopping vs. shopping in store…until I became a mom. The cost benefit analysis of packing up the stroller, driving 15 minutes to the nearest Target, and navigating the store with one kid in the front and one in the back of the cart all while trying to convince two tiny humans under the age of 4 that shopping is way more exciting than playing in their playroom is SO not worth it. Continue reading

Tips For Transiting Your Family’s Sleep Schedule From Summer to Fall

We entered the elite club of “preschool parents” this week. While we prepared for class schedules and did the whole back– start-to-school shopping thing, way down at the bottom of the list was re-establishing a sleep routine. Oh great. That should be a breeze… Not.

Turns out I’m not the only one that dreads the summer-to-fall sleep readjustment. Sixty-eight percent* of parents believe that that adjusting to a back-to-school sleep schedule is the biggest challenge. So the folks at Sealy and the UNC School of Medicine’s Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Department devised some tips to help families transition from summertime to a cohesive fall family sleep schedule.

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