Two Simple Accessories that Turn Any Bag into a Diaper Bag

Posted on January 11, 2019
*This page includes affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. There are two things that change a “bag” into a “diaper bag.”  The first is the presence of plenty of storage pockets.  The second is a removable portable changing pad.  Luckily, both of these things can be purchased separately, allowing parents […]

Talking About Us: New-Momma

Posted on October 30, 2018
We are excited to share an incredibly thorough and descriptive blog post about Encore Baby Registry and its features by Encore registrant and blogger at New-Momma, Nicole Stiles.  For anyone who’d like to get the feel for the Encore Baby Registry experience before making an actual registry, New-Momma blog’s “A Registry That Encourages Gifting Secondhand […]

Free Car Seat Recycling Event at Target

Posted on September 11, 2017
Target is working with TerraCycle to provide free car seat recycling.  Car seats can be dropped off for recycling at Target stores (excluding “small format” locations) from September 10th through September 23rd. As we explain on our Safety Considerations for Secondhand Car Seats page, a car seat should be discarded if it has been irreparably […]

FREE Breast Pump?

Posted on January 13, 2015
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act that went into effect in August of 2012, most health insurance plans are now required to provide breastfeeding equipment and counseling for pregnant and nursing women.  According to a U.S. government website: You may be able to get help with breastfeeding at no cost:  Health insurance plans must provide […]

Baby Shower Game That’s Fun for Everyone

Posted on August 15, 2014
Baby shower games can be stressful, overplayed, or just gross (melted candy bars in diapers…ew!), but the mom behind Dirty Diaper Laundry, a blog packed with information about cloth diapering options and other useful stuff, has created a low key game that’s fun for everyone.  Kim’s “Real or Fake” quiz can be played online or […]

Make Your Own Baby Food, No Special Gadgets Required

Posted on June 17, 2014
Making your own baby food is a great way to save money and reduce waste (just like using Encore Baby Registry!) when your baby starts eating solid foods. Even better, it is easily done, all with gear you already have in your kitchen, so you can also SKIP spending $60-$200 on one of these:   […]

Get a FREE 8×8 Photo Book from Shutterfly!

Posted on March 20, 2014
Shutterfly is offering a FREE 8×8 photo book through 3/26/14 with code STORYTIME (details below)! I love Shutterfly’s 8×8 books and I’ll be taking advantage of this promotion because it’s a great deal!  If you want a larger size, you can use offer code STORYTIME to get the price of an 8×8 book credited to your purchase. […]

No Hashtags Here, Congratulations Via Telegram

Posted on March 13, 2014
This is a Western Union telegram congratulating my grandparents on my mother’s birth.  One generation later, she received congratulatory cards, but no telegrams for my birth (although they were still available until 2006).  Two generations later, for the birth of my son and children of friends and family, congratulations are regularly shared in an instant […]

How I Turned my Clutter into an Ergo on Yerdle

Posted on February 28, 2014
Today I’m going to introduce you to my newest secondhand addiction: Yerdle is a sharing app where you can get rid of your clutter and bid on other people’s clutter, because one person’s clutter is another person’s coveted Ergo baby carrier (I tell you from experience). Yerdle Basics Free app Everyone gets 250 points to […]

Get 30% Off at Tiny Prints

Posted on February 26, 2014
The promotion described in this blog post has ended.  View other Tiny Prints deals in the advertisement to the right. Tiny Prints is celebrating their 10th birthday with a site-wide 30% off sale* (see fine print below for some exclusions). Now through March 4th, create customized baby shower invitations, shower game cards, pregnancy announcements, birth […]