6 Genius Baby Products

You may have noticed that there have been several posts about babies here on the blog of late. No, this is not because I am pregnant. (I’m NOT, by the way, not pregnant.) No, this is also not because I have baby fever! But there are many people in my life right now who have just given birth or who are preparing to give birth, so I’m simply trying to be as helpful as possible when it comes to preparation. Even though we all know you can never be fully prepared for a new baby…we can certainly try when it comes to baby products!

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It seems like we are always on the lookout for the next great baby product to simplify life as a parent. I’ve been to a lot of baby showers here of late, and there are some really neat items on the market! But what are some of the best, tried and true, actual genius baby products that every parent needs to keep in their arsenal of tools? Take a look at these top 6 favorite baby products that are nothing short of genius.

Owlet Smart Sock

Having the ability to monitor and keep an eye on your child is a great way to give parents some peace of mind. The Owlet smart sock is a fantastic tool, giving parents and caretakers the ability to monitor things such as your little one’s heart rate and blood oxygen level. It’s incredibly easy to use, functioning like a normal sock that you would put on a baby’s foot. Many wonder if it’s truly worth the expense- we say absolutely! 

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Shilajit: The Super Food You Wish You Knew Before

If you’re unfamiliar with Shilajit, now might be the best time to get to know this super food that has been around for centuries. 

Shilajit is a sticky and black tar-like substance that is often found in high mountain ranges like the Himalayas. It’s the byproduct of a century-long process of decomposition of plants and minerals. Before, Shilajit was traditionally sourced in India and Tibet but now it can be found in several other countries.

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Shilajit has also been at the core of Ayurvedic medicine, which is an ancient Indian medical system that relies on a natural approach to physical and mental health. If used correctly, incorporating Shilajit in your diet can bring you a lot of health benefits!

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Life Skills You Should Teach Your Kids During the Pandemic

I guess the title of this post really should be just “Life Skills You Should Teach Your Kids”, since, if you’re a parent you’re kinda responsible for imparting knowledge to your offspring, but since we are all spending a bit more time at home and all together these days, well…we might as well be specific with the title!

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While your child may be cooped up in homeschool or other forms of distance learning, why not take this opportunity to teach them important life skills that won’t just get them straight A’s in school but also in life?

In this article, we’ll list some important life skills you yourself can teach your children while staying safely at home.

Basic Cooking

Not all kids (and to be honest, not all adults) would like the idea of working in a kitchen. However, let’s face it: one way or another your kids will most likely have to do their cooking later in life. So let’s teach them to enjoy the act of making delicious and healthy meals.

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New Product Review: Amora

If there’s one thing that 2020 has shown my husband and I, it’s that our drinking habits have increased. You laugh, but I’ll bet yours have, too.

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COFFEE, folks, I’m talking about coffee! And if you’re like me and you don’t always care for hot coffee, then tea, let’s include tea, as well.

Over the past few months, as we’ve dealt with the insanity that has been 2020, most days I find myself needing just one more cup of tea. And I find my husband coming out of our office (where he works full time) for just one more cup of coffee. Apparently it calms us? Or we *think* it does. So when I heard that I could get a variety of coffees and teas delivered directly to our home on a regular basis, well. It sounded like the best thing to happen in 2020, as far as I’m concerned.

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How Can You Control Pests Naturally?

Living out in “the country” as we do, we’ve run into a great many more “pests” than we ever encountered in our previous cookie-cutter neighborhood. We expected this, of course. But we’ve had to be creative about how we control pests in our area. First and foremost, because safety is a big deal to us. We have pets and kids and we grow things that we eat, so we don’t just want to be destroying our property in order to keep the pests out.

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How does it feel having pests or rodents roaming around your home? It’s not a great feeling! Some pests such as termites can cause material damage while others such as wasps can be a matter of life and death when they bite you (if you have a child who is allergic as we do).

There are many ways of controlling pests depending on the extent of infestation. The use of chemicals can come with negative effects, but the good news is that you can still use various natural approaches to control pests. Let’s explore some of the best natural approaches for pest control as we learn from pest control experts from Flanders (New Jersey):

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