Curb the Summer Boredom

I joined the hosts of Fox6’s Real Milwaukee this morning to talk about adding a bit of flexible structure to the lazy days of summer. The producers have not linked to the resources I mentioned yet, so I wanted to publish a quick post to so you have what you need at your fingertips!

Click here to view the segment.

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Here are the links that will help you get started creating your own summer sanity saver (aka: Summer Binder):

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Life’s Not Fair and Other Lessons Via Laundry

Laundry lessons @jaxinthebox.com

Photo credit: Huffpost.com

Life’s not fair — a lesson we learn early and one that’s been on the syllabus at our house for the past several months. My 10-year old twins’ opportunities to internalize this hard-knock fact abound. (more…)

Calming the Mealtime Madness (and an amazing giveaway!)

I spent time at the Fox6 Real Milwaukee studio this week talking about mealtime with kids. I know. Visions of messy faces, peas on the floor and tantrums over the meal you made all come to mind! But dinner time doesn’t have to be stressful. Watch the segment for my favorite product picks to help calm the chaos and encourage kids’ independence at the table all at the same time.

And, of course, I’m giving away everything I demonstrated! Stokke, 100 Day of Real Food, Bumkins, ezpz, SiliKids, KiddoBLOOM and Duralex all offered products that are up for grabs. So watch the segment, then enter the giveaway. (You can enter everyday through March 22!)

And Bumkins is offering a FREE silicone placement on orders of $25 or more at bumkins.com with the coupon code “Fox6”! Thanks Bumkins 🙂

Mealtime Madness giveaway

Click the pic to see all the giveaway products in action.

Enter to win all of these great products and more! Mealtime Madness Giveaway

Review: 4moms Breeze

4moms is an amazingly innovative company serving the needs of both parents and babies. I’ve used three of their six products to date, and I’m smitten with all of them. (If you missed it, I’ve already sung their praises in my review of their Infant Tub.)

So, when I was given the opportunity to review the Breeze, 4mom’s version of a playard, I was excited. And I’m. In. Love. (more…)

Review: 4moms Infant Tub

4moms is one of my favorite baby product companies. They are innovative and are truly tuned in to the needs of both parents and babies.

Both Baby B (my month-old baby girl) and I love the rockaRoo, which was gifted to us by a group of my girlfriends. It’s 4moms’ take on a 5-speed baby swing with a smaller footprint, squishy comfort for baby, the perfect recline position for reflux sufferers, and an MP3 hookup for your little cherub’s favorite lullabies.

So, when I was given the opportunity to review 4moms’ Infant Tub, I was excited. And, like my rockaRoo, I love it. (more…)