Baby led Weaning First Foods: How Pancakes Saved My Homemade Baby Food Game

Interested in finding some great ideas for baby led weaning first foods? This easy and delicious recipe for baby pancakes is sure to be a favorite! Baby Led Weaning First Foods Babycakes! How pancakes saved my homemade baby food game Contributor post by: Claire LaFrance Don’t call this a fluff piece! …Although you can certainly describe some of my pancakes…

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Top Picks + Favorites from the New York Baby Show 2018

What makes a mama who is 8 months pregnant drive 5+ hours in the car (each way) on her own with a toddler in the car? Baby Gear, that’s what! Last weekend I had the chance to attend the New York Baby Show 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City courtesy of MomTrends, and it did not disappoint! Lucky…

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Living Room Essentials for Life with Infants & Toddlers

Somewhere around the time infants start to crawl, parents everywhere begin noticing everything in the house that suddenly doesn’t quite work for a mobile child. I definitely took the lazy wait-and-see approach in child-proofing the first time around, but quickly learned that there are a few living room essentials for life with a baby or toddler. Now that I am in…

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After Weaning: How it Feels After Stopping Breastfeeding

The dreaded lead up to the final nursing session, the overwhelming feelings associated with making the decision (and following through) with stopping breastfeeding. Everything about the end of my breastfeeding journey was a roller coaster of emotions. The night we finally stopped was one of the hardest nights I’ve experienced. And given the response it got from over 100,000 readers,…

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Top 3 Inspiring Qualities of Ultra Strong Moms

What do you think of when you imagine an Ultra Strong Mom? For me, I think of my mom! Today I’m partnering up with Hefty® to celebrate the Ultra Strong Moms in our lives, and share the top 5 qualities they instill in us! Thank you Hefty® for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. When I was little,…

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What’s In My Toddler Diaper Bag: Essentials + Keeping It All Organized!

As a parent, there is just no getting around the fact that we need to bring at least some stuff with us wherever we go—for changing diapers, entertainment and food for the littles! The transition to toddlerhood can make packing a diaper bag a little challenging, so I’m sharing what I pack and how I organize a toddler diaper bag—most of the…

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Easy 4 Ingredient Copycat Dole Whip Smoothie

This post is sponsored by Left Field Farms, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Last summer on our trip to Disneyland, I got to try the famous Dole Whip frozen treat. It was so delicious! I love pineapple, and the texture was just phenomenal. I’ve seen lots of copycat Dole Whips recipes floating around the internet,…

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Travel Gear to Entertain & Help Toddlers Sleep on Planes

We just got back from another cross-country trip to visit family, and if you have been following along here on The Mom Friend, you know that means I likely used it as a chance to test out some new toddler-friendly travel products—and was praying I could have my toddler sleep on a plane! And you are correct! Every time we travel,…

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The Power of Music + a New Favorite Baby Lullaby CD

This post is brought to you by Universal Music Group and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Just in time for Mother’s Day, I’m sharing a super sweet new baby lullaby cd you are going to want for all the mamas in your life! Read on for more details and a little on why singing lullabies to babies is…

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