Mom-Approved Must-Have Toddler Gear

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As parents, we’re always wanting to learn; what works for others, what has failed for others, how to make your kids’ life better, and in return, yours too.

This list has parent-approved, tried and true products that you pretty much need…like, right now.

No, seriously, why are you still reading?

From bed time to play time, car rides and traveling, play dates and dinner dates and everything in between, I’m covering the top 15 items you need right now.

What’s better than the awesome products themselves is the fact that they’re on Amazon, aka the parent’s holy life saving grail. Side note: does anyone else have a serious Amazon problem? The kind where your mail person knows you a little too well kind of problem? The kind where you get multiple shipments a day? The kind where if a day goes by without a package, you’re dialing the police because you must have been robbed? Yeah, me either…

Why I’m Happy My Husband Kept His Surname

It was a chilly April night; I had a horrible day at work and called off our date since my job was running late, but his sweet charm and the promise of a delicious meal won me over. (There’s really not much some fresh, crusty bread and soft, salted butter can’t do to win me over.) After a great date with my best guy, we walked around our local college campus, a walk we took hundreds of times during our college years together.

We passed the dorm where he yelled, “I LOVE LINDSAY ROSASCO” at the top of his lungs in the middle of the night, with people replying, “SHUT UP!” or a celebratory “WOO” from the windows. We passed the music building where students were practicing, even late at night, the jazzy tunes floating their way through the air. We walked by the computer building where I surprised him years ago after class with a huge comforter and dessert for an impromptu nighttime picnic on the quad.

We walked around the mall where I watched him play kickball as I debated the actual importance of making it to my visual communications art class. We ended in front of our old dorm, the place I made my first friend as an unnerved transfer student who quickly became my best – where we stayed up until 5 a.m. talking, laughing, and learning. The place we acted out the cliché of young and wild and free and where a tipsy first meet turned into deep love.

The Things You’ll Never Know

My dearest little one,

I’m writing this one-handed, your little breaths keeping the softest metronome, your little lips pursed out as you dream of eating.

You’ll never know all the times I kissed your tiny fingers as you gripped me so tight; I promise it’s impossible to even count that high.

You’ll never know how I breathed in your skin like it was oxygen, that sweet, pure, Cream of Wheat smelling skin that gives me life.

You’ll never know how much I adored watching your little lips move feverishly as you ate, a little motor that made me laugh out loud, as if you were famished – your rolls would beg to differ.

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