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Past articles by Sabrina:

6 things to think about before you head to the hospital

I'm about to give birth to my fourth child, and I forgot about all the things you need to think about before you head to the hospital to deliver, so I'm scrambling to get everything ready for our new baby's arrival. I made a checklist for myself that I thought might help you too. 1. Birth plan Whether you choose to print this out for your healthcare provider or not, it's important to think about… → Read More

Healthy packaged snack ideas for moms with bag-lunch fatigue

It’s only January and I am so done packing school lunches. I often daydream of elementary school cafeterias that are like college cafeterias where my childr… → Read More

9 great gifts to give older siblings when a new baby arrives

Having a second (or third, or, in my case, fourth) child is a great gift to other children in the family. But life will change in infinite ways, and sometimes that transition can be a little tough on an older sibling. I’ve come up with a bag of tricks and gifts for older siblings when… Read more » → Read More

33 steps to surviving a snow day at home with kids

Since December 22nd my children have only been in school one day, and not even all my kids went to school that day. I haven’t had a kid-free hour in weeks! In the summer I soak it up, spending every day outside swimming, playing in the grass, and visiting local hot spots. But over this… Read more » → Read More

17 cult-favorite baby products and gear you need to know

I gave away all of my baby stuff. Then I got pregnant with a fourth baby. While some people might complain about this predicament, I’m secretly really excited. → Read More

9 tonsillectomy recovery tips for your little one

“I can’t believe I decided to get my tonsils out instead of taking that chalky medicine. I’m nervous,” my 6-year-old son Raffi said just a few seconds befor… → Read More

8 perfect, last-minute Hanukkah gifts for 8 special nights

If you’re doing some last minute-shopping for the perfect Hanukkah gifts this holiday season, you don’t need to look any further. Many people celebrate with… → Read More

What is a light table and why do you need one?

Remember how you had no idea what Magna-Tiles were a few years ago and then poof! they showed up everywhere, including your child’s holiday wish list? Expect the same thing to happen with light tables and panels. Within the next year light tables will be all the rage — get in early and get one… Read more » → Read More

How to start the day right with your baby

I am a firm believer that if you start your day out right you will always have a good day. For me, as a mom, it means waking up earlier than my kids to get … → Read More

11 gifts dads will love

Holiday gifts for dads can be easy if you think a little bit outside the box. These picks will be sure to make the dad in your kids’ lives happy. → Read More

3 practical moves to make when your child is diagnosed with T1D

If your child was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes you have to become accustomed to daily monitoring and care as well as to worrying about your chil… → Read More

How to make bath time a fun and special experience

Instead of making bath time just another chore on the checklist, why not turn it into a fun and special bonding experience for you and your child? I don’t know about you, but at the end of the day I often feel exhausted and count down the minutes to my kids’ bedtime. However, one tradition… Read more » → Read More

6 holiday outfit ideas for your cuties

Finding my kids’ holiday outfits might be the highlight of my Christmas season prep. I love baking cookies, singing Christmas carols, and sitting by the Chr… → Read More

30+ kid stocking stuffers that are absolutely awesome

Stocking stuffers should be practical and fun and absolutely awesome. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of junky stocking stuffers and birthday party… → Read More

What it’s like when your child has Type 1 diabetes

Leah, a beautiful little girl I call my niece, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) this summer. She had been napping multiple times a day, soaking thro… → Read More

It’s almost time to count down: The 7 best Advent calendars for 2017

My fairly religious family prefers the fun, toy-based, non-religious Advent calendars, so for us the best 2017 Advent calendars contain toys that can be pla… → Read More

The 10 hottest toys for Christmas 2017

Christmas is coming, and this season the hottest toys are so hot they are already hard to find. This hottest toys for Christmas 2017 list includes some classics that your baby or toddler will love to find under the Christmas tree this year. There are also a few expected items for your preschoolers and school-aged… Read more » → Read More

Your waste-free packed lunch problems, solved

While my oldest child just started kindergarten this fall, I’ve been packing kid lunches for years. With daycare and park picnics and full days of errands I… → Read More

8 diaper bag essentials you need when you have a toddler

When I think of toddlers I think of messiness, tantrums, constant hunger, and diaper rash. They're goofy, silly and often fun to be around...IF you're prepared to handle minor emergencies like hunger, thirst, and spills. If you have a toddler you know that your diaper bag is more important than ever. I have a short list of toddler diaper bag essentials, and I never leave home without… → Read More

5 unconventional uses for muslin swaddle blankets

If you think muslin swaddle blankets are for swaddling little newborns only, you are sorely mistaken. I tell all my new mom friends that muslin swaddle blankets are one of the most important purchases they will make! You will use them for so many things besides keeping a baby cozy. I never leave home without… Read more » → Read More