Did you know your child's brain is like a sponge for the first 3 years of life? Children absorb everything around them....sights, sounds, behaviors, speech and more. This is the perfect time to read to them!
I went to the supermarket this past week like any other trip, but this time without the kids. I had a chance to stroll through the isles and browse. A real luxury in the mommy world. My kids are now older and I never have a chance to walk through the baby isle and look at what's new or smell the baby lotions. I was struck by something I never realized....how big the formula section was. There were so many brands and sub varieties. So, why are there so many options?
There has been lots of political discussion around ending of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) for some time. Now that Republicans have taken control of Congress and the Senate it may soon be a reality.
How many times have you traveled somewhere and had to lug heavy stroller systems or needed to find baby gear asap for your child? I've been there so many times and could not be more thrilled about the launch of a new App, goBaby, a mobile peer-to-peer marketplace for baby gear rentals! It was created by another woman in tech, Natalie Kaminski, who just like every mom on the go had the same issues with baby gear.
"Traveling with kids is fun, but also stressful, and carrying a lot of luggage does not make it any easier," says Natalie Kaminski, the founder of goBaby. "We want family vacations to be as joyful and worry-free as possible, but we don't want parents to compromise their children's comfort and safety by not having the necessary equipment with them when they travel. goBaby connects traveling families with locals who are willing to lend their baby equipment. This way local families get to monetize on items they already own, while travelers get to travel light and worry-free."
In addition to serving the traveling families, goBaby provides parents an opportunity to make money on the items they already own. Children grow fast, and baby gear is expensive, so instead of giving it away, selling it, or storing it in the basement, goBaby invites parents to list their no longer used baby items on the mobile marketplace and make some money while helping traveling families feel at home.
goBaby Travel app can be downloaded on the App Store. Check it out and if you know of a NYC baby gear rental location tell them about goBaby!
Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month by joining the 2nd Annual Virtual Latch On, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016. In collaboration with Simple Wishes Hands Free Breast Pump Bras we are sharing the importance of breastfeeding with our moms all over the world! We are also giving away a Simple Wishes Hands Free Breast Pump Bra to one of our amazing mamas this month.
Not new to the blogging or journalism platforms we've seen our share in articles discussing the rights of parents when collided with the rights of the LGBT community. Specifically when it comes to double mom homes and double dad homes. Quite often I find myself needing to recognize the struggles these households deal with because of their innate human right. I also identify with these groups because I have people in my life who I love and respect who deal with these struggles.