Weekend & Family Friday: Wooden Vehicle Magnets in a Box

I recently bought a set of these magnets as an impulse purchase at Marshalls. My son loved them so much that I bought this set in addition. They’re brightly colored, easy to grab, and there’s a lot of them in the box. We recently had to replace our refrigerator (ugh), and luckily these magnets don’t scratch the outside of the new one (and my son is not a gentle kid). Best of all, if I put them all in the box, then set the box on the floor near the fridge, they buy me about 10 minutes of uninterrupted food preparation or eating. A total win in my book. The set is $9.59 at Amazon, eligible for Prime. Melissa & Doug Wooden Vehicle Magnets in a Box

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Nursing/Postpartum Tuesday: Glow Baby Newborn Tracker App 

The newborn baby phase is totally disorienting, to say the least. You don’t know if you’re feeding the baby right, or enough, or at the right times; you’re tired; and your hormones are going crazy. For me, that manifested in a lot of anxiety around feeding, weight gain, and dirty-diaper counting… night under the jaundice lights for my little guy was definitely the cause of it. At first, I was just using the Notes app in my iPhone to track time breastfed, oz. of formula, and naptimes. (I still have it on my phone, and it looks like A Beautiful Mind-type equations.) I finally downloaded this app, and the graphs and data were very reassuring! I found it very user-friendly, and the graphics are cute. I didn’t try any others since I feel like this one hit all the points for me, but feel free to suggest any you tried and liked. Glow Baby is free at the App Store and Google Play (although it does offer in-app purchases). Glow Baby Newborn Tracker App

Psst: Looking for more info about nursing clothes for working moms, or tips for pumping at the office? We’ve got them both…

Family Friday: No Yank Tank

I recently did a post recommending cheap Forever 21 undershirts — and here’s the more expensive version ($16.50) that I like just as much. The difference is I’ve worn these tanks on their own, whereas I wouldn’t wear the cheaper tanks as my only layer. These tanks are thick, opaque, and long; the straps are wide enough to hide a bra strap; and they come in both regular and plus sizes. They are called “No Yank,” and I do find that they stay put easily. I originally just bought one in black (they come in 20 colors), and I find myself “saving” it so it’s not in the wash when I really want to wear it. I think that’s a sign of a) needing to buy more and b) really liking an item of clothing. On a related note, after being bombarded by Duluth Trading Company ads during football season, I bought my husband their “Armachillo Cooling Boxer Briefs” ($27.50) and he says they do work as advertised. No Yank Tank

Organizing Thursday: No-Iron Clothing Labels

When my husband and I decided to send my son to daycare, I knew I would have to label his clothes. For the baby stages, I found that he went through at least one outfit change a day, and now that he’s practicing feeding himself I’ve noticed he’s more frequently coming home in a different shirt than the one I dropped him off in. To their credit, our daycare is very good at keeping everyone’s belongings straight, but it still helps to have everything labeled. I ordered these and have used them from the very beginning with no complaints. They’re very sticky, haven’t fallen off with multiple washings, and stick to both the clothing fabric itself and the tag of the clothes. In a pinch, I also used them to label sippy cups, and they’ve gone through the dishwasher and are still stuck tight! The labels are $9.24/pack at Amazon ($13.60 for two) and are eligible for Prime. Avery No-Iron Clothing Labels

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Family Friday: Pop N’ Play Portable Playard

My husband and I bought this over the winter when we were trapped in the house with a baby that was crawling and pulling himself up on everything. We started calling it “the cage.” Other friends say it reminds them of an Ultimate Fighting ring. However you want to describe it, I love this thing. We set it up in the living room and put some toys inside, and it bought us a few minutes of dinner-cooking, laundry-folding, or shower-taking (you know, parental luxuries). Once you get the hang of it, it’s super easy to collapse and set up, and it’s very lightweight. We’ve brought it to my parents’ house, which is only moderately baby-proofed, and this summer we even brought it to the beach. It’s $68.99 at Amazon, and the removable canopy (which blocks 98% of UVA/UVB rays) is an option for $19.22. Ours came with it included, but if it didn’t, I wouldn’t have purchased it separately. Summer Infant Pop N’ Play Portable Playard

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Family Friday: Baller Hat Run

As I get older, I have less and less tolerance for being out in direct sunlight. (I think back to my teen years when I would go to the beach with friends and not one of us would bring an umbrella.) Now that I am out and about with my son this summer, everywhere I go I’m constantly wishing there were more shade. I’ve been wearing either my trusty Yankees hat or the law firm swag hat I got when I played on the firm’s softball team the year I was a paralegal, but I’ve been thinking it’s time for something more stylish. I like how this hat is stretchy and is made with sweat-wicking fabric (it’s hand washable), and this pictured color combo would match most of my summer clothes. The hat is $38 at Lululemon and comes in seven other colors and patterns. Baller Hat Run

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!