What items did you love so much as a parent that you now gift them to others for baby showers? What items did you feel were such a “find” that you gift them to others for baby showers? In short: what are the best baby shower gifts according to real moms?
We’ve rounded up the best sippy cups — what are/were your favorites for your kids?
Ladies, what do you think are the best diaper bags for working moms? What qualities did you like best about your favorite diaper bag, and which qualities did you HATE?
I’d dabbled in reusable bags before when J was in daycare, but we never quite found one that we liked. But when I started packing his lunch for first grade this year, I started feeling wasteful every time I grabbed a snack Ziploc bag for a few raisins or dried mangos. So I thought I’d … Read More about Make My Life Easier Thursday: Bumkins Snack Bag
Reader M wrote in with a request for a story about how to store the clothes your kid has outgrown… Here’s her question: Your “Organizing Thursday” post inspired me. Would you consider doing a post about storing baby/ kid items that your kid has outgrown? Interesting question, M! I think I’ve written about this before, … Read More about How to Store the Clothes Your Kid Has Outgrown
When you’re pregnant, it can be overwhelming just thinking about all the stuff you’ll have to buy and get ready — but thankfully, parents can find plenty of ways to save money on baby gear. Before you run out to start your registry at a baby gear superstore like Babies “R” Us or Buy Buy Baby — or … Read More about How to Save Money on Baby Gear
Several weeks ago, we were on a plane and had a toddler poop emergency — and I had packed the extra wipes somewhere “clever,” which is Casa Griffin code for “no idea where.” YEP, super smart. I found myself wishing desperately I had this odd little compressed/condensed towel that I’d found years ago at one … Read More about Finally Friday: Compressed Towels (aka Emergency Wipes)
WOW: there are a TON of new products to help when your baby has a cold. I remember being amazed at how TINY my boys’ little noses were, and how bad I felt if they got so stuffy they couldn’t sleep. At the same time, MAN did they hate the sprays, the Snotsucker, the Boogie wipes … Read More about Postpartum Tuesday: Oogiebear Ear and Nose Cleaner
My eldest is in that phase where none of his food can touch (and he also eats about a third of the foods he used to eat when he was an adventurous toddler), and I’ve just kind of decided to lean in rather than wringing my hands over it too much. I bought some beautiful … Read More about Feeding Tuesday: Dishwasher Safe Divided Plate
Welcome to installment six of our registry for working moms: big toys and gear, all of which can be helpful to put on your baby registry so you don’t have to spend several hundred dollars on toys your kids only play with for a few months. (These also tend to make great gifts for family members who … Read More about Registry – Big Toys and Gear
What’s in your diaper bag? Who stocks it, and who usually carries it? I know a lot of people keep their cars and/or big strollers well-stocked — and some have the nanny in charge of the diaper bag — but I’ve always kept the bag stocked and ready for us to go out to eat, to a museum, or to the airport. … Read More about Diaper Bags: What’s In Yours?
Welcome to installment five of our registry for working moms: baby wearing gear! Baby wearing is a must for urban moms and other moms who do a lot of walking — but which are the best? What accessories? And where should you find them? We’ve already talked about carseats and strollers, cribs and sleeping gear, and now: carriers for … Read More about Registry – Baby Carriers and Baby Wearing Resources