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

{Product Review} Lucky Mama Box

ilissaMom's Corner, Pregnancy, Product Review

I was so excited to get to review this box! The Lucky Mama box is a great started kit for any new mama or mama-to-be! I received their BoobieBox. They also have two new boxes in the works, a BumpBox and a BabyBox. In the box I received were the following items: Milkmakers lactation cookie: I had a friend who … Read More

{Product Review} Oopsie Loopsies

ilissaPregnancy, Product Review, Uncategorized

I have to say this was one product review that came at the perfect time! The Oopsie Loopsies are elastic bands that keep your pants closed in those awkward early weeks of pregnancy. I’m at the point where my pants still button but it’s so much more comfy to have a little give in the waistband. Here’s a pic of … Read More

{Product Review} Stork Stack

ilissaPregnancy, Product Review, Toddler Needs

As some of you may know, I am a huge fan of all the new baby subscription services that have debuted in the past year. Many I have reviewed, but I have to say this is one of my new faves. Stork Stack sent out it’s first boxes this June. They were beautifully packaged, down to the fun print on … Read More

{Movie Review} What to Expect When You’re Expecting

ilissaMovie Reviews, Pregnancy

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid, Chace Crawford, Chris Rock, Matthew Morrison, Rodrigo Santoro, & Rebel Wilson. Released in Theaters: May 18th, 2012 Based on the book of the same title, the movie follows the lives of 5 couples in Atlanta on their journeys to parenthood. It incorporates the usual pregnancy related humor. … Read More

Where to Meet New Mama Friends!

ilissaLocal Peeps, Pregnancy, Toddler Needs

One of the questions I get asked all the time is, “Where can I make new mom friends?” Here’s my list on the best places to meet new moms, and make those connections, in Saratoga County. 1     Music Classes: Kindermusik by Hostetler Music Studio in Saratoga is fantastic! The price is sometimes scary at first, but rest assured you get a ton … Read More