Rachel Fink, Author at Parenting Pod

Rachel Fink

Rachel Fink is a mom of 7 kids who uses her experience as a parent and her knowledge as an engineer to help readers select products for maximum safety and usability.

She is also our expert of finding great deals, a skill she has acquired by being a parent for over 20 years.

Rachel has a B.ASc. from the University of Toronto in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She uses that knowledge to understand and explain car seat safety to parents, and to review car seats and other products for safety and usability.

Rachel is also the founder of Parenting Pod. She started the site as a way to promote family mental health and wellbeing. In the past, Rachel had struggled in the past with issues such as postpartum depressions, eating disorders, and ADHD. When searching for solutions online, she found that most resources where either difficult for a regular parent to understand and relate to, or were not provided by reliable experts. Parenting Pod changes all that by offering easy to understand information written by experienced and licensed practitioners.

Articles by Rachel Fink

Best Deals on Glider Rockers and Chairs

  • Last Updated: March 11, 2019

Are you looking to buy a glider for your baby’s nursery? Here are the best deals we found. Today’s Deals Click Here to See More Deals on Gliders at Amazon   Creating a nursery can be a

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Baby Formula Sale – Best Deals

  • Last Updated: March 15, 2019

Did you know you could get amazing deals on baby formula? Here are the best sales we have found. Today’s Deals Click Here to See More Deals on Baby Formula at Amazon   Not sure whether you need

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The Best SodaStream Deals We Found For You

  • Last Updated: March 15, 2019

We love SodaStream, and so – even though it is not directly to parenting – we’re keeping track of the best deals we can find. Here’s what you can get today. Today’s Deals Get

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The Top Dyson Deals On The Market Today

  • Last Updated: March 16, 2019

Looking for a Dyson vacuum? Or another Dyson product? Many items are heavily discounted in today’s deals. Today’s Deals Click Here for more Dyson Deals on Amazon! Let’s be honest. Shopping

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Our Favorite Baby Carrier Deals Available Now

  • Last Updated: March 16, 2019

We’ve been busy finding special deals for you, and figured baby carriers would be a great find for Parenting Pod readers. So we found you some great savings 🙂 Here you go: Today’s Deals Click

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Sonicare: Our Favorite Picks for 2019

  • Last Updated: March 16, 2019

You’re going to have to brush your teeth (we hope) – why not do it better and cheaper than ever? Sonicare products are on sale today. We’re keeping this page updated regularly with the best deals

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The Best Bissell Deals

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Want to find great savings on Bissell products? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best deals we’ve found today. Today’s Deals Click here to see more Bissell deals   Cleaning

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Best Espresso Machine Deals

  • Last Updated: March 16, 2019

Looking for an espresso machine? We’ll be sharing all the sales we find right here. Here you go: Today’s Deals Click Here to See More Espresso Machines on Sale   We’ve talked a little about

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Shark Vacuum Cleaners

  • Last Updated: March 16, 2019

Shark vacuum cleaners are not cheap, so getting one for a good price on Amazon can get you great savings. Listed below are the best deals we found… Today’s Deals Click Here to See More Shark Vacuum

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KitchenAid: Top Discounts and Deals

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Now is the perfect time to spruce up your kitchen appliances and get your hands on the best without the premium price tag. Plenty of discounts and sales are available. Here’s what we found: Today’s

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Amazon Travel System Deals: Our Top Picks

  • Last Updated: March 16, 2019

Now is a great time to get a travel system. Here are some really good deals you can get for yourself. We’ll be updating this page regularly as we find more discounts. Today’s Deals: Click Here

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Hoverboards Deals on Amazon

  • Last Updated: July 19, 2018

Hoverboards have become one of the most rapidly-selling items on the tech market over the past few years. Now is a great time to get your Hoverboard. Take look: Today’s Deals: Click Here to See More

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FitBit Discounts on Amazon

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Last year the FitBit was all the rage. It was on everyone’s wishlist and warmed the wrist of every CEO and “biohacker” out there. Let me show you some deals you can get today. Today’s Deals: Want

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Drone Sale: Our Favourites

  • Last Updated: March 16, 2019

Looking for a drone? We will be updating this page daily with the best deals we can find. Today’s Deals Click here for more drone deals   Drones seem to have been everywhere the past few years

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23andMe DNA Kits: The Best Deals We Found

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 27, 2019

23andMe is the most popular DNA testing kit, and people all over the internet are looking to get a discount or special deal. So we’ve scoured websites that sell the product but did not find ANY on

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The Best Crib Deals and Discounts This Month

  • Last Updated: May 19, 2019

Cribs are a big expense for new parents and a big part of your baby’s first few years. Here’s what we found today. Here Are the Top Baby Crib Deals: Click here to see more crib deals at Amazon   Cribs

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Special Deals on Keurig Products

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Keurig deals are interesting this year. We’ve seen some really good ones (see below), yet many models are not being discounted. Here are the best deals we found for today… Today’s Deals See

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Best Diaper Deals This Month

  • Last Updated: March 16, 2019

Diaper costs can add up, so it’s always a good idea to find a good deal and stock up. Here are the best discounts we found for you today. Today’s Deals: Click Here to See more sizes and diaper

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Baby Monitors: Our Picks

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Below are some great prices that we found for baby monitors today. Today’s Deals: Click here to See More Baby Monitors on Sale   As a concerned parent, you want to be sure that your baby is

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Baby Deals

  • Last Updated: July 19, 2018

If you’re interested in saving money and getting amazing products at great discounts, reliably, it’s one to keep your eye out for. What Are you looking for? We’ve divided the best savings we

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Instant Pots on Sale This Month

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Instant pots are AWESOME! They totally change the way you cook in the kitchen. Deals on instant pots are hard to find, but here’s what I got for you today… Today’s Deals Click Here to See

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Jogging Strollers: Exercising for Two

  • Last Updated: March 25, 2018

Written and reviewed by a professional personal trainer. Introduction We’ve already discussed postpartum exercise, but now we’re going to provide an overview of a very particular form of exercise:

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How to Declutter Your Home for Safety

  • Last Updated: January 3, 2018

Out with the old, in with the new. As we celebrate a new year, many people—parents specifically—resolve to reduce the clutter in their homes and turn over a new, more organized leaf. This goal is not

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Britax Marathon G4.1 Review: Making the Parenting Marathon Easier?

  • Last Updated: March 26, 2019

Let’s face it, being a parent is like running a never ending marathon. You zip here, zoom there, and try catching your breath with a quick coffee pitstop. If you are like most parents, you are trying

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Chicco NextFit, NextFit Zip & Zip iX: Which To Choose? A Review.

  • Last Updated: March 26, 2019

Being a parent is not as glamorous as the internet would have you believe. Your hair and makeup probably won’t be flawless every time you go out in public. Black circles under your eyes anyone? That’s

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Trampoline Safety for Parents: How To Prevent Serious Injuries

  • Last Updated: December 26, 2017

Trampolines have been a backyard staple for decades, providing entertainment for generations of children. While most kids find the springy shenanigans irresistible, parents and guardians may be a bit hesitant

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These Roomba Deals Are Amazing: Check Out The Sales

  • Last Updated: May 27, 2019

Roomba is one of the most popular products for people to buy during the holiday season. However, what customers don’t know is that it’s very possible to get great deals during the year as well.

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Maxi Cosi Pria 85: Review of Safety, Comfort, and Ease of Use

  • Last Updated: March 19, 2019

You need a car seat for your baby, and you need it to be safe, comfortable, and easy to use. You’ve heard of Maxi Cosi’s Pria 85 – maybe from a friend and maybe online – but you’re

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Clek Fllo Review: How Does It Compare?

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Looking for a compact and convertible car seat? In that case, you’ll want to take a look at the Clek Fllo which boasts being a compact car seat without forfeiting style, safety, and comfort. Basically

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Clek Foonf Car Seat Review: Luxury, Style, & Safety But Is It Worth It?

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

The Clek Foonf is a classy and luxurious car seat. It is beautifully designed, safe, and built to last. A lot of the more inexpensive car seats can’t boast more than safety and maybe a cup holder. The

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The Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children

  • Last Updated: March 19, 2018

Though it is not something we like to consider, the fact is that children can develop the same mental health problems as their adult counterparts. Knowing how to recognize these symptoms and support your

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The Evenflo SureRide DLX Review: Best Lightweight Car Seat?

  • Last Updated: April 5, 2019

If you are looking for a car seat that is lightweight, and easy on the wallet, you have probably heard of the Evenflo SureRide DLX. You may already know that it is a great car seat for switching in and

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Evenflo Tribute LX Review: Is It Really The Best Bang for Your Buck?

  • Last Updated: April 5, 2019

If you’re looking for a high quality car seat that can be purchased on a tight budget, you’ve probably heard of the Evenflo tribute. Let’s review the safety, ease of use, and comfort

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Diono Radian RXT Review: How Does It Compare?

  • Last Updated: March 17, 2019

The Diono Radian RXT isn’t new on the block but still remains a heavy hitter among newer brands and models. From its impressive safety statistics to its vast array of color options, this car seat has

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Deal of the Day

  • Last Updated: November 24, 2017

Our favorite deals of the day for Sunday November 19 are: #1. Save Up to 30% On Select Britax & Bob Car Seats and Strollers <!-- Also: save on select Britax car seats! --> Looking for something

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iRobot Roomba 614 Review: Everything You Need to Know

  • Last Updated: November 17, 2018

The leading name in robot vacuums is the iRobot Roomba. And if you’ve been looking at the Roomba, you’ve likely come across the Roomba 614. This basic model is appealing for both its low price and

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iRobot Roomba 860: A Complete Guide and Review

  • Last Updated: October 18, 2018

If you’ve been looking into an iRobot Roomba for your home, you’ve likely come across someone mentioning the 860 model. This higher end vacuum has become a very popular option for those looking for

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Pictures Explain: Why You MUST Keep Your Child Rear-Facing As Long As Possible

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2018

With these simple pictures you will understand why it’s so important to follow car seat safety instructions. Explained in a way you may never have seen before.

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Child Passenger Safety: The Definitive Guide

  • Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Car accidents are the #1 killer of children ages 1-14. Yet 3 out of 4 people use their car seats incorrectly, even though using a child restraint properly can reduce the risk of death by up to 71% in a

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Can We Blame our Parents for Our Bad Parenting Decisions?

  • Last Updated: January 10, 2019

We’ve all done it. Blamed our parents for why we behaved the way we did. “It is in my genes”, we say. “It is because of the way I was brought up”.  A scapegoat answer that somehow justifies

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Case Study: How I Helped My Preteen Daughter Slim Down (No Diets)

  • Last Updated: May 16, 2018

We all want to do what’s best for our child — after all, we’re their ultimate support system and role model. Our actions during their development, can greatly influence their well-being. Based

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The Best Trampoline Deals

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

If you are looking to buy a trampoline, we found great deals and discounts for you 🙂 We’ve listed our favorite on this page and are updating our finds daily. Today’s Deals Click Here to

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Bissell: Our Best Deals

  • Last Updated: February 18, 2019

As the best-selling floor care product manufacturer in North America, Bissell has a wide variety when it comes to taking care of the ground you and your pets step on. Take a look at today’s deals: Today’s

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Car Seat Deal and Sale Finder

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

This page lists the best car seat deals we are able find. It’s being constantly updated, so keep coming back for the latest updates. Here are the savings and sales available today, listed by car

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The Best Stroller Deals and Sales for 2019

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Strollers cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. This isn’t a trivial price, especially since things like diapers, formula and a hundred other costs will be buffeting you as a new parent.

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The Top Picks For Mattress Sales and Deals

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Mattresses are a big purchase, and now is a great time to save. There are lots of deals around right now. Here are our favorite: Today’s Deals Click Here to See More Mattress Deals at Amazon Understanding

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2018: The Best Discounts, Deals, and Specials for Parents

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

What are you looking to buy today? No matter what your plans are, we’ve got the best online deals, discounts, and specials for you. Click on the topic that interests you or keep reading to see what

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Look Who’s Talking: Baby Redesigns Home

  • Last Updated: August 27, 2017

As a baby, it goes without saying I don’t like to complain. Just get on with it by myself, that’s my motto. But sometimes there are problems which are so glaringly obvious I can’t ignore them. I’ve

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