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Home Schooling For The Mom To Be

Posted by Elisa Taub
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With your first pregnancy everything is exciting. You can't wait until it's time to start attending the childbirth classes where you'll learn all about the signs of labor, effacement and breathing techniques. You're also taught how to diaper and take care or your newborn those first few weeks. 

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Package Struggle

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Aaaaaaaagh! What do they think they are protecting here, Fort Knox?!!! @*#$*%!! These are the familiar screams my children hear each holiday season and birthday as my husband and I attempt to open up their newly received toys. Dealing with the myriad of metal twist-ties, tape, and plastic fasteners is a royal pain. But that pales in comparison to the plastic clamshell packaging. You know the kind... the clear plastic packaging which is invincible to both man and scissors.

Well I finally found the solution. The OpenX. I'd seen it advertised before, but it turns out this nifty little device was invented by a colleague of my husband's and his friend out of their own personal frustration with the impervious packaging. The friend's wife casually said "You should invent something to open those things!" (how many times have you said such a thing) and the rest is package opening history. 

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Dig In Your Garden Not In Your Purse

Posted by Elisa Taub
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I don't know about you, but I waste more time looking for my phone, my keys, the parking ticket, or whatever it is that seems to have gone lost in that black hole known as my purse. It drives me crazy. Especially when it's pouring down rain and I can't seem to find my car keys. Enter the Purseket.

A removable, flexible panel of pockets in cool fabrics, the Pursket drops right into your purse and shapes to its sides. This gives you a wall of pockets around the perimeter of your purse. Magically the center of your purse is cleared for your wallet and larger items, making everything easier to find. 

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Cool Mom Picks Do Travel

Posted by Elisa Taub
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The Cool Moms Do TravelSummer is here and for many of us, it's time to take a family vacation. However, considering my daughter was getting her 2-year molars on our recent jaunt to the beach, I'm thinking that vacations with kids are not really vacations. But, it's tough to leave the kiddos behind -- I mean, what's a family vacation without the family? So, we've found some great items that we think will make your getaway a little easier and relaxing. You know, what summer vacations should be all about. 

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Heart To Heart

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Raising one kid at a time is hard enough on it's own, but twins... well that's a whole 'nother ballgame. But thanks to a new book, Heart Two Heart: Words of Wisdom From the Real Experts you don't have to enter into this uncharted territory alone.

Written by seven mothers of twins, Heart Two Heart gives you the lowdown on what to really expect during your pregnancy and first year with your new babies. From what twin gear to buy and how to actually find it, to how to feed two squalling infants at the same time -- by yourself, the Heart Two Heart mom's take you along with them on the rollercoaster ride that is the first year of parenting multiples. 

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Mind Like A Sieve

Posted by Elisa Taub
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With all the scheduling we parents do for kids and ourselves, it's amazing we remember anything at all. Add in parenting occupational hazards such as lack of sleep and meals on the go and it's a wonder the family functions at all!

For those times when you just can't squeeze one more piece of information into your brain (a daily scenario at my house) we've found these terrific products to help you ... 

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Safe Iron

Posted by Elisa Taub
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This is truly a HOT product! Most of us don't enjoy ironing but it's something that needs to get done. With kids under foot, there is rarely a time when we are not interrupted, regardless of what we are doing. Walking away from a hot iron can pose a very serious hazard for everyone, especially young, curious children....yet most of us are probably guilty.

We've found the answer! It's the Touch&Glide Iron by Oliso. This iron is very unique because it has an Auto-Lift system built in. When you remove your hand from the iron's handle, a built-in sensor causes lifters to lift the iron from your ironing surface, thereby preventing scorching or burning. When you place your hand back on the handle, the iron automatically, gently lowers onto your fabric or ironing surface without having to apply any pressure at all. 

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A Little Magic For Easter And Passover

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Easter and Passover have snuck up on us again and we have THE must have item for all your entertaining -- the Magic Tablecloth.

What's so magic about it? First of all, worries about wine and grape juice stains become a thing of the past. Let the kids (and adults) spill to their heart's content as the magic tablecloth fights back with a coating that has all liquids beading up and just waiting until you wipe them up. 

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Posted by Elisa Taub
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You've done the slipper thing. You've done the nightgown thing. You've also done the bathrobe, purse and book things. What are you going to buy this year for your Mother's Day gifts? Well look no further, because we have found some unique items to fit every mom on your gift list.

And don't forget to treat yourself to some of the goodies below. After all it's your day too -- you deserve it! 

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Top Tips For Tiny Tots

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Did you know that you can influence up to 50% of your child’s brain development in their early years! A healthy baby is born with one hundred billion brain cells! So what could you be doing during pregnancy to significantly enhance the chance of your baby arriving with this number?

Enter Top Tips For Tiny Tots. , a comprehensive souce of information that will take you from pregnancy through the first five years of your child's life. 

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