iBesties: Dolls that Inspire STEM, Business, & Entrepreneurship (Kickstarter Campaign for 8 More Days)


When you go to the toy store, the doll section is chalk full of dolls, but none of them really encourage or promote STEM, business or education. Two sisters, Jenae and Gina Heitkamp, started iBesties to give girls the dolls they love, but at least offer dolls that inspire them.

NoGii Gluten-Free Protein Product Review


Celebrity mom, Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been a huge gluten-free advocate ever since she was diagnosed with celiac disease. After years of managing her disease and writing a book New York Times best selling book, “The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide” Hasselbeck entered the food business. NoGii, certified gluten-free nutritional products for the entire family, is the passion and creation of Hasselbeck.

Movie Review: Pixar’s “Inside Out”


  All the reviews are saying that Inside Out is so creative and Pixar’s greatest. From the perspective of an adult, I agree it was smartly done, but I do have a warning if you plan on taking younger children. If you see trailers, Inside Out looks like it will be a super fun movie […]

Xlear Care Kit and Xylitol Product Review (plus a deal)


Xlear, pronounced “clear” is the industry leaders in the natural sweetner xylitol. Founded in 2000, with their first product being the Xlear Sinus Care Nasal Spray, Xlear has grown significantly in 15 years.

Treats in School

A teacher in West Virginia was recently reported to the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) for violating “Michelle Obama’s School Snack Rule.” The teacher in question rewarded her students for hard work and good behavior with a wrapped candy. Apparently the teacher was threatened with a fine because schools that participate in the National School Lunch […]

3 Days Till Summer!!

summer break

I have been a little slow with the posts these few weeks but there is a reason. Isn’t there always? So this time, it is because we are tip toeing our way to the last day of school…its coming up in 3 days! I can’t wait!

Disney’s Tomorrowland Movie Review is Confusing


Disney’s Tomorrowland releases today! Don’t get too excited, the convoluted plot makes it challenging to follow. Jumping from the past to the present and the future in a 2 dimensional world is confusing. I took my almost 6 year old and almost 8 year old to see the movie. My oldest son appreciated the movie (did not love) […]

The Blanket that Every Adults Needs


I am so excited. When my littlest was a baby I only used aden + anais blankets. She actually still uses them. Her bamboo dream blanket is in the car in case she gets cold or takes a nap in the car. Her other dream blanket is her school nap blanket and then her swaddles […]

Teacher Appreciation And Gifts!


This year I cannot emphasize enough how much I love my kid’s teachers. My little girl is at the same preschool that her brothers went to, so I knew I would love her teachers this year. My middle son has the same amazing KG teacher as my older son had and I am so happy […]

Unplug and Play!

screen free

BabyRecs will join thousands of schools, libraries, and community groups nationwide in a coordinated effort to encourage millions of Americans to turn off televisions, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles for 7 days and turn on the world around them.

Jill Duggar Blasted for Incorrect Sling Wearing


  The public is in an uproar because reality star Jill Duggar was photographed carrying her 3 week old baby improperly in a sling. The risks associated with improper sling wearing can result in suffocation or hip displacement. In the photo, Jill duggar is seen wearing the baby at about mid-stomach level, which is way […]

Would You Take Your Kids Out of School for a Family Trip?


This week a letter went viral by a dad who wrote to his children’s principal for sending him a letter stating their missed school days were unexcused.   Mike Rossi’s response: Dear Madam Principal, While I appreciate your concern for our children’s education, I can promise you they learned as much in the five days we […]