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Rachel Fink is a writer and mom of 7 kids. She keeps her sanity by keeping a stash of chocolate and coffee nearby.

Articles by Rachel Fink

Jogging Strollers: Exercising for Two

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

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?

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 Zip Review: Covering the NextFit, the Zip, & the Zip iX

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

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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The Top Roomba Deals, Sales, and Discounts: (650,690,980…)

iRobot Roomba vacuums such as the 690, 980 and more, are still incredibly popular. Although it’s much harder to find good deals at this time of year, we do our best to update this page regularly. Take

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Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Review: Riding in Comfort with Style

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: A Car Made in Heaven?

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 Review: Luxury, Style, & Safety But Is It Worth It?

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

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: a Sure Bet for a Sweet Ride

If you are looking for a car seat that is lightweight, and easy on the wallet, look no further. The Evenflo SureRide DLX excels in these categories. It is a great car seat for switching in and out of vehicles

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Evenflo Tribute LX: Most Bang for Your Buck?

Most parents aren’t flush with money. This is especially true when you start tallying up diapers, baby food, and all those adorable outfits. Evenflo has created the right car seat for you. The Evenflo

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Diono Radian RXT: Does It Set The Bar For Best Car Seat?

The Diono Radian RXT may just be the bread and butter of convertible car seats. It isn’t new on the block but still remains a heavy hitter among newer brands and models. With it’s impressive safety

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Our Favorite Hoverboard Deals, Sales, and Discounts of 2018

There are so many hoverboard deals still available right now…. it’s amazing! Here are our favorite discounts for today: Today’s Deals: Click Here to See More Hoverboard Deals at Amazon   What

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The Top Espresso Machine Deals, Sales & Discounts

If you’re a parent, chances are that you need coffee to survive 🙂 So if you’re looking for an espresso machine deal, you have come to the right place.  Take a look at today’s deals: Today’s

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Shark Vacuum Cleaners: 2018 Deals, Sales, and Discounts

Shark vacuum cleaner deals are still available.  Take a look at today’s savings: Today’s Deals Click Here to See More Shark Vacuum Deals at Amazon Need more information? Read on: For some people,

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iRobot Roomba 614 Review: Everything You Need to Know

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

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

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

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

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?

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)

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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Sonicare Deals, Sales, and Discounts for 2018

Looking for a great deal on Sonicare toothbrushes? That’s exactly what we’ve got for you here. Take a look at today’s deals… Today’s Deals Click here to see more Sonicare deals at

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Our Favorite Trampoline Deals and Sales of 2018

If you’re looking to get a trampoline, you’ll be happy to know that there still great deals going on. Here are the deals available right now. Today’s Deals Click Here to See More Trampoline

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Our Favorite Instant Pot Deals of 2018

Although some models are no longer in stock because of the Black Friday buying frenzy, a number of those left are still discounted.  Take a look at today’s deals: Today’s Deals Click Here to See

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The Best Baby Monitor Deals and Sales of 2018

If you’re looking to buy a baby monitor, it’s wise to first check out what deals are available. So we’ve put together today’s best discounts and sales, and here is how you can save: Today’s

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Bissell Deals

Bissell products are incredibly popular, and so we’e decided to dedicate a page to where you can find the best deals.. Take a look at what we’ve got for you today: Today’s Deals Click here

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Our Favorite KitchenAid Mixer Deals

KitchenAid mixers are always a favorite purchase for the kitchen, but they are not cheap and it’s important to find the best deal you can. Take a look at what we’ve found for you today: Today’s

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The Best Car Seat Deals, Sales, Discounts and Coupon Codes of 2018

In this page we continue to keep you updated on the best car seat deals around. We update this page daily to make sure you get a great price on one of the most important purchases for your baby. Here are

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Here Are the Best Stroller Deals and Sales of 2018

Looking for stroller deals? The good news is that you can get great savings at this time of year. Below we list the best deals that we’ve found, sorted by type of stroller (single or double): Single

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Diaper Deals You Can Get Today

You might want to sit down for this. The average parent will change over 4,500 diapers per child from birth to potty training. Go ahead, we’ll give you a minute to compose yourself. That is a shocking

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Keurig Deals and Discounts

If you’re looking for an amazing deal on your Keurig coffee maker, take a look at what we found you today: Today’s Deals See more Keurig coffee makers on sale here Need more information? Here you go: More

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The Top Travel System Deals of 2018

Looking for the best deals on travel systems? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of great prices available  for the most popular items. Take a look: Today’s Deals: Click

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Baby Crib Deals: 2018

Looking for some good baby crib deals? We know that parents are always looking to save, so we’ve put together the best savings and discounts we could find, updated daily, and here they are: Here

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The Top Mattress Sales for This Month

Mattresses are a big purchase, and many people take advantage of online deals in order to save some money. Here are our favorite for today: Today’s Deals Click Here to See More Mattress Deals at Amazon   Understanding

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The Best Fitbit Deals and Discounts

If you’re looking for great Fitbit savings and discounts, you’ve come to the right place. This page is updated daily with the best deals we can find. Take a look: Today’s Deals: Don’t

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

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

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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