Best baby food for busy, health-conscious moms

This post is sponsored by Gerber and all opinions are my own.

During my first pregnancy, I had visions of making my own baby food, blissfully mashing all the delicious, nutritious foods while singing nursery rhymes as my daughter clapped and giggled, cheering me on. 

Fast forward to baby number three – I’m a working mom, business owner, and have three kids ages 5 and under. I drive back and forth 4-6 times from preschool to home before even going to work, trying to sneak in the baby’s naps and housework while I can. 

Translation: my blissful baby food making visions are not always possible.

That’s why I’m so excited about the new Gerber® Freshful Start™ line, perfect for all busy moms (which is every mom) – whether making it at home in seconds or having my babysitter make it for my babe, this is the smart choice for health-conscious moms.


Cold remedies that work for kids

This post is sponsored by Dr. Brown’s. 

Sniffles. Runny nose. Sad little barking cough. Tiny stuffed up noses with congestion. When your baby or child has a cold, your heart breaks for them. As a parent, all you want to do is take the discomfort away, but with a cold, you cannot simply give your child medicine and make them feel better.

Tip: Do not give your baby or toddler cough or cold medicine; it has not been proven effective in treating the symptoms of the common cold, and in fact, can be fatal.

While you can’t cure the common cold, there are certainly things you can do to alleviate the symptoms that are safe and effective for the whole family.

These work great for everything from ear infections and pneumonia to strep throat and the flu to manage symptoms.

Gift guide for kids and toddlers

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This year, my family is making a big push away from flashy, one-trick-pony toys – you know, the ones on commercials and in catalogs that every kid has to have because it’s so wildly publicized and commercialized. These are usually toys with batteries and these are the toys that pretty much do the work for you. There really isn’t a need for imagination, and there’s only one way to use the toy.

We spent last week purging our toy room away from these toys and donated them to a local up and coming daycare center. Now, we’re purposefully keeping items that are multi-use, spark imagination, and can be used over and over again for years to come.

Check out my top picks for toddler and children gifts this year, and let me know what’s on your kids’ wish lists!

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