Carters jumpstarts my baby girl’s wardrobe »

As you may know by now, I’m expecting my second child in January – a baby girl! I’m trying really hard to resist my shopping temptations. Before I introduce more stuff into our house, I’m focusing on organizing our two bedroom apartment to make room for her AND her wardrobe.

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The Truth About Men: Book Review »

Think of a definition of what a "good" man is? How about a "successful" man? These inherent definitions have changed since the days when men roamed the Earth beating drums and using crude paints on cave walls. Though our core values have stayed the same, the ways we attempt to exist as a "good" and "successful" man have certainly evolved.

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How can I help my child take better notes in class? »

Even though teachers don’t spend time teaching students how to take notes, it is one of the most important skills for success, especially as your child progresses to middle and high school.

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Diaper bags good enough for dads »

I never considered the thought that the very pretty and stylish diaper bag I picked out for my registry might not look as cool on my husband. Sure, he’s in touch with his feminine side, but he does deserve to carry his baby daughter around without schlepping the flowery tote I picked out to suit my taste.

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When are you too old to go trick-or-treating? »

When are you too old to go trick-or-treating? Well, I’m 13, in middle school, and I’m going trick-or-treating this year. Although, this will probably be my last year. Next year I’ll be in high school and I don’t think that I’d want to go anymore as many of my friends have already stopped participating in this tradition. You should be around 12 or 13 when you stop trick-or-treating because you’re entering the teenage years. I decided to go this year because I think I could get one more year of trick-or-treating in without people telling me that I’m too old to go.

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Baby Bjorn Comfort Carrier, better the second time around »

Most Moms know about Baby Bjorn and the brand name has also become a general moniker for any carrier used by baby and Mom. When my first daughter was born 13 years ago, someone gave me a brand new Bjorn. Having a baby on the larger size, and a weak back, I didn’t think the carrier was for me. I used it twice and passed it on to my cousin, practically new in the box. Thirteen years later with my newest little one, another cousin gave me a very well-loved Baby Bjorn she used with her son. My husband and I just love it and have put a few dozen miles on it.

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LEGO Universe: OMG! What an amazing MMOG »

The hardest thing about writing this review was taking myself away from LEGO Universe long enough to finish it! That should tell you just how great this game is. LEGO Universe, the most recently released MMOG (massively multi-player online game) blew my mind. If you’ve played other LEGO video games you’ll have a bit of gaming experience. However, it’s also very different from typical LEGO games. Since it’s an online game, you can play with hundreds of players and build freely with every brick in existence. It’s one of the best games ever and the thing is, you never get tired of it. So with that said, we can move on.

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Secretariat Movie Review and Diane Lane Interview! »

She needed a world-class trainer to take the horse from a raw, rambunctious young foal to a champion. She convinced Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich) to come out of retirement and train Secretariat. As the eccentric trainer, Malkovich steals every scene he appears in, and his outlandish outfits would make any 70s disco-goer blush. Once Penny had her trainer, she needed a jockey confident enough to handle such an important horse, and she found him in Ronnie Turcotte (played by real life jockey Otto Thorwarth).

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Fun and eco-friendly coloring supplies »

Many of us are concerned with lead paint, the chemicals in plastic toys, and more. But how many of you have stopped to consider the tools your kids use to color? While not dangerous to them, the wood and wax that is used to make everyday colored pencils and crayons is not environmentally-friendly.

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The College Roommate From Hell: Review »

Now, I certainly don’t expect my daughter’s experience to be quite as dramatic as this book’s title, but I know she might face some of the problems described between the covers. The book gives thoughtful, specific advice about how to handle a roommate who has a substance abuse problem, or a mental health issue like depression, and even smaller quibbles like a boyfriend who spends a little too much time in the room.

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Shady Day Daily Sun Protection Wipes »

With summertime in full swing, most of us can agree that our daily ritual includes applying sunscreen. Whether getting the kids ready for camp, preparing for a day at the beach, or even just a quick jaunt to the playground, each morning starts with slathering sunscreen on every family member.

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