Is a Diaper Bag Really Necessary?

According to my baby bump app, I have 84 days until my due date. Is it just me or does 84 days sound like a short amount of time? And that's if I go all the way to 40 weeks but we all know that babies are unpredictable so who knows when her birthday will be? I feel like there is still a lot of preparation to do before she arrives. We have a crib, a mattress and crib sheets (all eco-friendly might I add!) so at least she has somewhere to sleep. We still need to pick up a few more items to finish off the nursery but we are getting there....more

Where to save and where to spend: navigating your purchases for the newest member of your family

You’ve heard me talk a lot about pricey baby gear, so I thought it was time for a post on where to save. In the course of my four years in mommyhood, I’ve bought a LOT of (likely too much) baby gear, clothes, and other products. Some purchases have been validated 10 times over and others, not so much. There are some things you really don’t need and some areas to save your money. ...more

Don't Be Overwhelmed: 10 Baby Registry Must Haves

Creating a baby registry can be an eye opening experience for first time parents; I know it was for us me. "You need this.""No you don't.""Yes you do."yadda yadda yaddaSO OVERWHELMING! ...more
burp cloths, swaddlers, and pacifiers were useless for us. Diapers, wipes, and loads of onesies, ...more

Baby Must Haves Part 2

Hope your Saturday is going just swimmingly ;) I have a hair appointment scheduled for 2pm today. A haircut always gets me wondering if there is a way to have somebody to come over to wash your hair regularly... I'd be all over that! Anyway, let's talk baby gear!  ...more

Three Month Update

Ummm, how has three months passed since Mal was born?! Each month I feel like she becomes more and more fun. She is such much more aware of the world around her and is really developing her own preferences. ...more

The Baby Gadget that Helped My Anxiety

First Night HomeWhen we first brought Little Bird home I was so nervous.  I don't think my husband or I slept at all the first night night.  We were terrified that she would die from SIDS in the middle of the night.  They drill that into your head at the hospital and through the media.  I was already nervous having a baby, then to add the fear of SIDS on top just made me have a lot of anxiety....more

What Do You Really Need to Buy When You Have a Baby?

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I was very much looking forward to registering. I couldn't wait to pick out all of the fun baby gear that we would soon need. As I geared up to traverse the aisles of infanthood, I quickly realized how little I knew about what I actually needed. I left the store frustrated and feeling totally inadequate to be a mom. ...more

Building a Community of Responsible Parents

It’s an endless effort, building a community. I’ve been at it for months now. Bootstrapping our startup, Saveby, means it’s up to us, two founders, to fulfill at least 6 positions in it. If that sounds difficult consider the fact those two founders are at two different time zones, 7 hours apart. We do our best to divide responsibility, and sometimes we get help from our good friends and excellent connections. Still, launching a public alpha is not all excitement. It’s stress too. ...more

Baby tech: List of my fave baby items

We were among the first of our friends to have a baby, almost 8 yrs ago. Now that more of them are heading into parenthood, we've been requested to put together a list of our favourite things and the items we thought to be completely useless.I wanted to store it somewhere for posterity, so where better than online? So I posted the list on Google Docs and made it public: Baby equipment....more