25 Days of Giveaways: Baby Boot Camp

ilissaHealth & Safety, Local Peeps, Mom's Corner, Pregnancy

A good friend of mine is Britta Hogue, the mama behind Baby Boot Camp of the Capital District. She runs the Baby Boot Camps in Albany, Loudonville, and Clifton Park, and she also runs Karna Fitness in Clifton Park. Baby Boot Camp is a fitness program that includes your stroller and child. It’s great for new mamas that are trying … Read More

The Big Latch On!

ilissaHealth & Safety, Local Peeps

This Saturday, August 3rd, is The Big Latch On! Join Binx at The Malta Community Center, for this record setting event! Moms who are nursing will all latch their babies on at exactly 10:30am for 1 minute to participate in this world record! On the 1 – 7th of August every year, to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding … Read More

Family Heirlooms & Hand Me Down Baby Gear

ilissaHealth & Safety, Mom's Corner, Pregnancy

I was thrilled when my grandma told me she still had the cradle she had used for my father and uncle when they were born. I had asked her about it years before thinking about becoming pregnant and we dragged it home, out of their attic, from their house in Rhode Island in its original (completely falling apart) box. When … Read More

Winter Car Safety

ilissaHealth & Safety, Uncategorized

It’s really important to remember some key points in winter car seat safety that you might not think of: Heavy Coats It’s super important that children not be bundled up in heavy coats while strapped into their car seats. This creates a huge amount of extra bulk that can be really unsafe. It makes a lot of room between the car … Read More