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I'm listening to a little Guns 'n Roses as I write this post, so if I'm feeling a little feisty, you'll have to forgive.  Coming off of a preteen all-nighter birthday party last weekend, Welcome to the Jungle seemed the appropriate choice for this week's playlist.

Yes, I may have just pegged myself as 30-plus but it's also a metaphor for the ride that is Parenthood -...
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They say that when you're close to delivering you get this unexpected surge of energy. If that means an uncontrollable urge to clean the windows, polish the floors and bake some cookies, I'm so there.

I've spent the last couple of weeks washing all of my teeny tiny baby clothes, buying diapers, dusting the house from top to bottom and arranging the nursery. 

Here it is. Do you like...
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The Plan: a family meet-up in Chicago, starting with a fun and educational road trip through the wilds of America.

The Result: We did meet family in Chicago, and we did drive there (though there are several rest stops on the I-65 to which we probably should never return).

I had this plan to combine a family vacation with some style spying in the Windy City.  Chicago's midwestern locale...
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9 Months Pregnant
I'm on the Brink of Baby and I have to admit that the whole experience has been better than I thought it would be. I feel more myself than I thought I would, people are nicer to me than I could have expected, and it's been thrilling to experience baby growing inside me. I can't sugar coat month nine though. Month nine is a beast for several reasons, many of which, unfortunately involve...
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Truth
: Newborn poop does not stink.  Not in comparison to toddler poop, that is. This is an important distinction.

Myth: Reading 427 books, having a Dalai-Lama-Zen state of mind, and gently guiding your toddler to toilet will result in a happy, productive, and ideally rapid transition from Pampers to panties.

You might be one of the fortunate few with an easy-going child. I certainly thought I...
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Finding the right stroller is one of the first things you'll want to cross off your list when preparing for baby. Not only can it be really expensive, you're going to spend a lot of time hauling it around, loading it into your car or struggling with stairs when no wheelchair ramp is provided. It's really important to find one that meets not only your budget but your lifestyle.
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          Since Father's Day is this Sunday, why not honor all the dads out there with a look at the 10 Celebrity dads we love most. We chose these dads because of how supportive they seem of their kids and the great comments we've read on their parenting skills (not just because they're easy on the eyes). They're presented in no particular...
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As a mom of three, some might call me a parenting veteran. But that would imply I've retired from the field of battle, which would be wrong. I'm still deep in the trenches.

When I was pregnant with my first child, I read the books. I wrote out schedules. My favourite show was A Baby Story (minus the gross bits). Dr. Jekyll was large and in charge. For example:

1) My kids will only eat...
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Joining the ranks of kittens playing instruments, infomercial spoofs and people getting hit in the face/kneecaps/other sensitive areas is a new youtubing trend, dubbed “WombTube” by Slate.com writer, Marisa Meltzer. The concept of WombTube is simple: women sharing one of their most private moments—getting the results of a pregnancy test—for all of the world to see on YouTube. 

After...
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I am a back-sliding pacifist. This means that I mouth words of non-violence, project a forgiving and accepting mien, and spout utopian political opinions loudly—conveniently so, as someone who has not lost a close friend or family member in an armed conflict since World War II.

On the flip side, you just try calling my child "a disruptive influence" in the neighbourhood swimming pool and Imma...
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