Why is There a Sock in My Mailbox?

Posted on May 15, 2012
So your curiosity got the best of you and you’re reading this blog post to find out why I had a sock in my mailbox?  It’s the same reason I get chased out of stores and frequently approached by complete strangers.  The answer: because babies and socks are often like oil and water; they have a tendency to separate! At […]

I’m Going Swapping! (again)

Posted on May 14, 2012
It’s that time again!  On May 20th I’ll be heading to Kindercycle’s next baby, kid’s and maternity stuff swap.  Here’s a little more about my last swapping adventure. Swap Confession Sometimes I get the urge to pick up my own items off the swap tables (I don’t, of course).  I don’t know what it is […]

May 19 in Astoria, NY: Free Stuff Swap and Giveaway

Posted on May 10, 2012
On Saturday, May 19th, GrowNYC is hosting a free Stop ‘N’ Swap in collaboration with Build it Green! NYC.  Here are the details: When: Saturday, May 19th, 12pm-3pm Where: 3-17 26th Avenue, Astoria, Queens, NY What: Bringing clean, portable, reusable items to donate to a new home, or simply take home items that are useful to you. It’s […]

Make an Old Stroller Like New With Stroller Detailing

Posted on May 1, 2012
One of the great things about getting a stroller secondhand (or reusing the one in the garage from your previous child) is the huge cost savings.  One of the not-so-great things may be wear and tear wrought by sticky toddlers, an extended stay in a damp garage, or the beating provided by the elements at […]

Getting a Refresher Course for Expectant Grandparents

Posted on April 26, 2012
Many dotting grandparents are excited to jump in and help out when baby arrives.  Check out this clip from NBC Nightly News about grandparents getting a refresher course on baby care and updated best practices (like putting baby to bed on her back instead of her stomach). Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and […]

Opportunity to Watch a Home Birth, Live

Posted on April 19, 2012
Update: The birth described below has now taken place.  Jessica gave birth to Arden Credence, a healthy baby girl at approximately 10:40pm Central Time on 4/19/12. Original blog post: Jessica, the Mom and blogger behind The Leaky Boob is generously sharing her home birth, live, right now (4/19/12, 5:22pm Pacific Time).  Watch the birth and […]

Just Between Friends Mega-Consignment Events

Posted on April 11, 2012
Last year I learned about Just Between Friends, a maternity and children’s consignment sale franchise that holds mega-consignment sale events across the US.  Sales are generally held at each location twice a year and are a great place to get all kinds of secondhand maternity, baby, and children’s gear.  Here are some of my takeaways […]

Register Your Baby Products to Keep on Top of Recalls

Posted on March 29, 2012
  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues hundreds of recalls every year.  An important step in making sure you’re kept up-to-date about recalls that may affect you is to register the products in your home.  Here’s more information about why you should register your products and how to do it. Recalls Take Time It takes […]

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Finds

Posted on March 20, 2012
I recently stumbled upon a Society of St. Vincent Paul thrift store and came away with some great bargains on baby clothes. On the clearance table at the back of the store I found three pairs of pants, a pair of shorts, a pair of swim trunks, and a jacket for 50¢ each.  One of the pants is the exact […]

March 18 in Berkeley, CA: Baby/Kids/Maternity Stuff Swap

Posted on March 9, 2012
As you may have noticed from my blog, I’m in love with swapping!  It’s the most economical and environmentally friendly way to clothe your kid as well as get and give gear (depending on the swap).  KinderCycle, my favorite place to swap where I live, is having their next swap and I can’t wait to […]