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Baggino Diaper Bag-N-Changing Belt: Perfect for the Organized, Traveling Parent

I do like that you don’t have to put it down on the ground and that everything is accessible. I might have an issue re-zipping it up only because I have the wiggliest squirming baby on earth. I think I’d like the Jr. better, just more slimming, I hate to add bulk especially at such a key location. Check it out at http://www.baggino.com/

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President Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize? Is this Internet Baby Next?

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President Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize? Is this Internet Baby Next?

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – October 9, 2009 – Earlier today it was announced that President Obama would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his global peace making efforts. The decision surprised many and left much to debate as critics felt that it was too soon in President Obama’s term to be awarded with such an honor. Whether one agrees with the selection or not, it does give inspiration that dreams can come true. With that inspiration, BabySpot, Inc., the Facebook for Babies (as dubbed by CNET), is launching its newest baby and Nobel Peace Prize hopeful with BabySpotBroward.com. BabySpot Broward will bring together, peacefully, all parents and babies in the greater Ft. Lauderdale area. It follows the recent launches of BabySpotNewYork.com, BabySpotArkansas.com, and BabySpotAtlanta.com. The site is a social networking and informational community for Broward County parents by Broward County parents. The site will provide reviews of doctors, hospitals, restaurants, products, and services specifically for parents of newborns. Members of BabySpot Broward will have free access to a number of features including photo and video sharing, group discussions, blog capabilities, and mobile uploads, however, they will now do so in a community that addresses their local needs and concerns.

James Rivera, CEO of BabySpot, Inc. states, “As a resident of South Florida and a father of two, my wife and I are always looking for the best local providers for our kids. BabySpot Broward will provide that information for parents throughout the greater Broward County area. We are excited to welcome to the BabySpot family a local Mom and social media expert, Jennifer Fleck, who will help provide relevant information to fellow parents”

Jennifer Fleck, Executive Director of BabySpot Broward, a Broward County resident and mom states, “As a local mom I know how hard it can be to find local resources for my child and family. My goal is to bring parents in Broward County together and share their reviews of family oriented services and events. We aim to showcase the hottest events, products, and services that Broward County has to offer. It will be an honor to serve our community!”

About BabySpot, Inc.

Founded in 2008 by James Rivera and Zameer Upadhya, BabySpot, Inc. provides social networking and informational sites for parents and their families in a free, safe and secure environment to connect and interact virtually to share baby’s precious moments as they grow. This is accomplished through BabySpotAtlanta.com, BabySpotArkansas.com, BabySpotBroward.com, BabySpotNewYork.com, BabySpot.com, and BabySpotLatino.com. With a safe and secure platform, parents can comfortably, and easily, share their profiles privately or publicly; upload pictures and videos, blog and chat live. While experiencing the joy of forming lasting connections and creating new memories, parents and their loved ones are exposed to rich educational content, various nonprofit organizations, fun contests, and local reviews and recommendations.

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A Working Mother’s “Stay-at-Home” Experiment

A 'New Found' Respect For Mothers
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by Lela Demeter
I am a working mom – 10 months out of the year.  Yes, I am an educator and I do look forward to June, July and August.  This summer vacation was especially poignant, because it would be the first summer I spent with my son, and the longest duration of time we had together since his birth and my subsequent maternity leave.
The anticipation for summer built from the moment I went back to work.  Admittedly, I had been looking forward to going back – there were a lot of things I needed to do at work and I missed the pace of the workday.  As a new mother, my day had a structure all its own, a seemingly endless cycle of waking, sleeping, feeding, and changing diapers.  After I had recovered from my son’s birth (an experience we were very fortunate to come through with flying colors), I missed talking to someone who could answer, and I would anxiously await my husband’s arrival home.  I did a majority of the night feedings – my logic was that he worked all day – and I would be at home to sleep.  I want to make it clear that I did not and do not resent either of my boys (married or birthed), but I was just ready to go back.  I love my son more than life, but I just felt like I was missing out.
When I did go back in January, my son was in the midst of a two week (thankfully) bout of colic.  However, one can only imagine how I felt that week.  However, with lots of coffee and an iron will, I was able to complete a graduate degree and work AND take care of my family in the six months until summer break.
So, when my job responsibilities came to a close with the end of the school year, I was ready to be a full time mom for a little while.  However, it wasn’t the idyllic time that I thought it would be.

My son, now eight months old, was a different person from the helpless infant of my maternity leave.  A blissfully mellow baby, he has become his own little person, complete with opinions and demands.  Immediately, I was back on the baby schedule of waking and sleeping, feedings and changing diapers. But, this time was different as the “happy blob” stage of infancy was OVER.  Now, my day was spent tackling a moving land shark of a child.  A child, may I add, that weighed over twice what he did during my maternity leave.
I began to become quietly desperate.  Forget sleeping in and enjoying a leisurely morning – I was on as soon as he was, and I wasn’t leaving for a job.  I started to hide out in my bedroom when my husband got home. Twelve straight hours of an infant began to wear on me – I wasn’t as patient with my son as I was when I worked.  I didn’t treasure the time with my boy, as I felt constricted.  I literally never had a moment without him.  I couldn’t focus on anything but him.  My house wasn’t any cleaner and I spent more money as I would go shopping just to escape the same four walls.
But, the benefits to me being around all day were obvious.   I was the first person to see my son crawl and the emergence of his first baby teeth.  Instead of reaching for his grandfather (his daily caregiver), he reached for me.  He began to recognize his name when I said it to him.  I love this kid more than anything and these small things were the balm of my desperate heart.
Now, as summer begins to swing into twilight, I am looking forward to going back to work.  Why?  Believe me, I am not in a rush to feel the mommy guilt of leaving my baby for eight hours a day.  I will miss playing with him.  I will miss being the alpha and omega of his daily existance.  But, for me at least, the eight hours a day I work at a job are my vacation from parenting.  When I hit the door of my car to go home, I am in mommy mode.  I get the twenty minutes from work to home to decompress and switch gears.  When I get home, I am all for my son, with a focus.  This is probably the second reason I work (the first being money), I feel like I personally am a better parent because I work, because I get to be away and come home and be completely focused.  As hard as it is to be a working mom, it is incredibly hard to be a SAHM.  Some people may disagree with me, but this experiment made me feel that working is the right choice for me.
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Must-Have Items for Beaching with Kids

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Must-Have Items for Beaching with Kids

It’s hot, you have baby gear to tote, but you need a day at the beach nonetheless. How long until naptime? What to bring for lunch that won’t spoil? Will the kids be entertained and safe? How do I keep the baby from eating sand?

I liked this article since I’ve been living near the beach, I’ve been adjusting my beach plan since I’ve had kids.

What do you bring, do and live without when you take kids to the beach? Please leave a comment and let us know.

travel accessories, luggage tags, tsa locks, security belts, converters

PsychoBaby Website

I found this site that has retro cool baby and kid stuff.



Here are some of my favorites:


pacifier_chain_teddyPacifier Chain. It’s made of wood, has a hidden clip under the button and can be used with multiple pacifiers. I am also a fan of these toys that have clips on both sides. This feature lets you attach it above and across anthing from a stroller, carseat, blanket or anything. Definately one of my favorite travel accessories also.

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