Easy Peasy Bed Fort

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Are you running out of ideas about how to entertain your toddler, especially late on a Friday afternoon? Our son Oliver loves playing on our bed and getting under the covers, screaming “hide in there!” Some times, at 5:30 a.m. when he’s pulling all our blankets off, I usually get annoyed, but today he was [...]

Playtime with Darth Rowan

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Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez shows us her son Rowan’s dark side. Who knew playtime with Darth Vader could be such a blast?

Making Your Own Insect Repellant

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Camping, boating, hiking, sipping cocktails on the deck… you name an outdoor activity, and we probably like it. We are a fairly outdoorsy bunch, ESPECIALLY in the summer! The one downside of spending so much time outside is that we are constantly worrying about insects. When we were little, mosquitoes used to simply drive us [...]

Making Homemade Sunscreen

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Well, school is out in less than two weeks and the tents, boats, kayaks, pool noodles, and beach umbrellas are ready to rock! The lazy days of summer with the fam are something I eagerly anticipate all year long. Our schedules are free, our feet are bare, bedtime is negotiable, and the potential for ice [...]

Water Safety and Your Little Ones

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It’s almost summertime and that means it’s time to freshen up on our water safety! Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children 1-4 years of age and it is the second leading cause of death for children from 5-14 years old. Just last summer, 203 children died from drowning between Memorial Day [...]

The Ice Kingdom

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Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez introduces us to her son’s magical Ice Kingdom – have a look around!

Tiny Plots for Tiny Tots

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One of the best parts of living New England is watching the slow process of spring unfolding before our eyes. The very last bit of snow melted from the yard this weekend and the crocuses are starting to free themselves from the frozen ground. As most gardeners can attest, this is the most exciting time [...]

Raising Mozart

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Sitting down to coffee with an old friend this month, the discussion turned to babies. Now this is mainly due to the fact that he is expecting his first child this year (Whoot!). And while he’d be happy with a strong, healthy baby, he admitted that he rather hoped it would be a girl. “Why?”  I [...]

Making Dog Cakes and Treats with the Baby Bullet

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Our German Shepherd Lunetta Braun van der Mitzi, also known as “Lulu,” holds a very special place in our hearts. She was the bridge between our carefree lives and our overwhelmingly responsible lives. She also filled a very important and significant void in our lives when we struggled to start a family. So we spoil [...]

Make Every Day Valentine’s Day

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We are in the throes of an Arctic blast here in Massachusetts! In fact, the temperature was -14 when I left the house for work this morning. It is so cold that my hair actually froze while I was walking from my car into school today. My hair was soaking wet for one simple reason: [...]