In Mommyhood, Tips on
May 15, 2016

Easy Last Day of School Keepsake

Last Day of School Keepsake | Spit Up is the New Black school days ideas

As we enter her final week of preschool, I can’t help but look back on her first year in school. She learned the alphabet, made new friends and constantly surprised us with new phrases, mannerisms and even prayers she picked up at school. I was talking with my coworker last week and she shared this fabulous idea how to create an easy school year keepsake. Read more

In Mommyhood, Tips on
May 10, 2016

16 Tips for New Moms from a Mom Who’s Been There

Tips for New Moms - Spit Up is the New Black

I was a new mom almost 4 years ago (oh no, does that make me an old mom now?). I’m the farthest thing from an expert, but there are a handful of things that I learned over the past 4 years from being thrown to the wolves in this club we call motherhood. There were many times I didn’t take my own advice below, but really wish I had, because now in hindsight, I’m no longer looking through spit up-covered glasses to see the big picture. Read more

In News on
May 6, 2016

Cedar Point’s Valravn Dive Coaster is Exhilarating

Cedar Point Raptor and Valravn

I don’t know a bigger Cedar Point enthusiast than my 3-year-old daughter. We can’t even watch Despicable Me 2 without a high-pitched shriek when the amusement park scene appears. “Loooooook! Cedar Point!” The only thing holding her back from being the biggest Cedar Point enthusiast is her 39″ height, which prohibits her from riding any coaster other than the Woodstock Express.
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In Reviews on
April 29, 2016

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Double Stroller Review

I am a Joovy Mom and partnered with Joovy for the following post. I received a Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite double stroller and rear seat at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphic Review - double stroller with rear seat

Finding that perfect double stroller can be a challenge. When I first found out I was pregnant with my son, I knew that I would need to find a way to transport 2 little ones on walks and trips to the mall. I considered the Joovy Caboose, but at the time, there was only a rear sit/stand option, and my daughter was only 2 at the time of my son’s birth, so that wouldn’t work. It just wasn’t practical for the ages of my children…until now. Read more

In Past Winners on
April 20, 2016

Summer Fun Travel Essentials Giveaway *Closed*

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BubbleBum Giveaway

Summer is just around the corner (can you believe it?) and that means that many families will be heading out for some family fun. Whether you’re hitting the open road or taking a plane ride and relying on rental cars or Ubers once you get to your destination, BubbleBum wants your kids to remain safe while on your adventures.

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In Mommy Rants, Mommyhood on
April 15, 2016

Whether or not to have a third kid: an honest essay

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It’s an internal battle that I’ve been having for the past few months. As I look at my two young children, I can’t help but think, is this it? Or, will we/should we have more children? It’s a question I ask myself daily.

For one, my daughter was the age that my son is now when I became pregnant with him. It happened sooner that we had anticipated, which was a blessing, yet a total shock since it took up almost a year to get pregnant with our first. As I look longingly at my youngest, I try to think back at what it was like to just have one child, and it’s nearly impossible. Read more