Today's Woman

By Shawn DesRochers Monopoly has been a favorite board game for family and friends in one form or another for over a century. Originally created by Charles Darrow in 1933,  who made a prototype of the new game using materials from around his home. He used a piece of oilcloth that had been a table covering for the game’s board, cut the houses and hotels out of scraps of wooden molding and typed the...[Read More]

Just before my daughter made the transition from crib to toddler bed, we entered her room to find that she had unzipped her pajamas and was standing stark naked in her crib. I know that I am not alone in this situation. Many toddlers go through a stage where they take off their pajamas and their diapers at night. This would be a milestone of which most parents would be proud if dirty diapers were ...[Read More]

This giveaway has now ended. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulation to Jeannie. From my daughter’s favorite purple dinosaur comes the words. “It’s Cold , Burr ! I wish I had fur. I wish I was a bear with furry, furry hair. It’s cold!” It is cold indeed, and our friends at Warm Buddy have just the Giveaway to help you warm up. If you been reading my blog at all, ...[Read More]

Learn to Dress with Kidoozie Dress Me Emily

  Children normally begin to start dressing themselves with different levels of coordination and difficulty around 18 months – 2 years old. By three years of age, most toddlers get dressed all by themselves. They however, still may need help with Velcro, snaps, zippers, and buttons. One way to help your child learn to dress is to give them lots of opportunities to practice. Learn to dre...[Read More]

When it comes to my daughter’s delicate sensitive skin I want the best thing for it. With seemingly endless baby- bath offerings on the market, choosing the right brand can give any conscientious parent a headache. On my search for baby bath products, Rachel Florio introduced me to Evoli, a Bangkok, Thailand based company that sells a line of delicately formulated baby skincare products that...[Read More]

What is everyone’s obsession with bacon? It seems that the meat has created a huge following all its own. According to Wikipedia International Bacon Day or Bacon Day is an unofficial observance held on the Saturday before Labor Day in the United States. Other factions celebrate Bacon Day on December 30th, and according to, Iowa state legislature decided to name February 2...[Read More]

Meet the Shopkins- collectable toy craze

Meet Shopkins — the newest collectable toy craze that my daughter is crazy about! Crazy enough that I have driven two hours (there and back) just to purchase hard to find Shopkin characters. Shopkins are super cute, super tiny, grocery characters, which are making a huge splash. Over five million Shopkins characters are made every week. The brand has attracted a strong online fan base, garnering 1...[Read More]

This contest has now ended. Thanks to all who entered.   Have you recently welcomed a new baby, or are you expecting a new bambino?  To celebrate the real journey of parenthood, The First Years is looking for a cast of characters from a wide variety of backgrounds to star in their “Welcome to The Family” online reality series. Could your family be the next online reality star? New parents (wi...[Read More]

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