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French food rules. November 20 2014, 0 Comments

 

Do you struggle with picky eaters? These 10 tips from the popular book French Kids Eat Everything have really influenced and encouraged us recently! (#7 was a standout for us: No Snacking!) Whether it's French or common sense, eating well, creating healthy habits and raising happy, respectful, cultured kids is important to us!

We would love to hear what you think. Do you follow these "rules" in your home? Do your kids "eat everything?" What has worked well for you?




photo garland. November 19 2014, 0 Comments

 

Oh, we really love this sentimental trip down memory lane for simple first birthday celebration decor. Liz make a month by month photo garland of baby Edie for party guests to enjoy. See her easy tips here. [Say Yes]



toddler eats. November 17 2014, 0 Comments

 

Need a little inspiration for the perfect toddler lunches? We do and love this roundup by Kelsey Nixon- more fun to make and more fun to eat. Win/win! See her suggestions here.



DIY walnut garland. November 14 2014, 0 Comments

 

Fall is beautiful and we want our kids to feel that, too. Dress up your fireplace or wall with this color block walnut garland that the whole family can get in on. Perfect for a colorful Thanksgiving! [Studio DIY]



first bath portrait. November 12 2014, 0 Comments

 

We're melting! So grateful for this special portrait of a brand new baby and first bath by photographer Tara McMullen.
Seen: Puj Tub.



20 baby names heading for the top. November 12 2014, 0 Comments

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What's in a name? It's one of our favorite questions! Do you steer towards or stay clear of the most popular baby names? The experts at Nameberry spell out the 20 baby names heading for the top, and exactly why!

 

girls:

1. Violet

2. Stella

3. Adeline

4. Lila

5. Juliet

6. Beatrice

7. Elsa

8. Cora

9. Aurora

10. Ivy

 

boys:

1. Finn

2. Emmett

3. Silas

4. Hudson

5. Asher

6. Sawyer

7. August

8. Declan

9. Jasper

10. Ezra




Puj baby November 11 2014, 0 Comments

 

"Sylvia baby had a rough night, so her Puj Tub bath & an infant massage was in order before her nap." -@christanrenee



mom uniforms? November 11 2014, 0 Comments

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Are you a fan of the "mom uniform"- relieved by simple wardrobe staples to wear each day? We sort of love this idea! (They say "simple is best.") Mother Mag features the trending jumpsuit uniform that makes "a major cool-mom style statement." See their Fall jumpsuits roundup (something for everyone) here.



must reads? November 06 2014, 0 Comments

 

Are you into a good book? Cozying up to a good novel is on our Fall list and we would love to hear your must-reads right now!

Need to be inspired, too? This list of 10 women writers all women should read is a great start. [Bustle]




kids love the Puj Big Hug. November 05 2014, 0 Comments

 

 

Is it getting chilly at home? Nothing better than a warm bath and then cozying up in a plush towel or robe...and we've got you covered (even the bigger kids). Stay + Co shares how much they love the Puj Big Hug  and we'd love to give them props for 2 of the cutest kids we've ever seen!




the bests of toddler bath products: November 04 2014, 0 Comments

If you're in the middle of toddlerhood, your little explorer likely needs and loves regular baths. (Right?!) The transition from infant bath to the big bathtub is a fun one for toddler and mom (who doesn't love the sudsy mohawk photos?), especially with some good toddler bath essentials and favorites in mind. Read Mother Mag's list of bath time essentials for toddlers and their scoop on our Puj Hug hooded towel and Puj Snug spout cover to help "keep them happy, safe, and squeaky clean!"
Thanks, Mother Mag!



best baby bathtubs by Cool Mom Picks! November 04 2014, 0 Comments

After much trial and error, Cool Mom Picks has experienced and chosen the Puj Tub and Puj Flyte as 2 of their top 4 favorite infant bath tubs! Read more about why they love Puj right here.

"Puj makes bathtime with your baby super comfy and safe–and now affordable, considering their original Puj Tub priced us right out of it. Now, the Puj Tub and the Puj Flyte could become the new must-haves for new parents who envision bathing their newborn in a sink. And let’s face it, for those first few months, sink baths are way more convenient. Had I known about Puj a year ago, I definitely would’ve registered for these." -Cool Mom Picks

 




Fall for Amanda Watters November 03 2014, 0 Comments

A new Fall collection for Puj Approved has arrived (where we take one real mom's favorites and put them all into one pretty place for you- to be inspired, Pin, shop). We cannot wait to share it! Meet mama Amanda Watters and her beautiful + cozy parenting favorites.

1. pointelle onesies

2. natural pacifier

3. natural bristle brush

4. whitebeam dungarees

5. organic leggings

6. mouse flats

7. tepee

8. handmade cap

9. canvas map

10. glass bottle

11. cap & cardigan

12. french terry jumpsuit

13. stroller blanket




a mom nap! October 31 2014, 0 Comments

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Moms, could you use a nap? I have a feeling we may all stand united in the need for a liiiitle more sleep! :) The great news is that scientists tell us we need good sleep (less anxiety, depression, sickness, accidents, risk of breast cancer...) and we tell you that every mom deserves it!

 

We love this cheat sheet on how to nap right! And if you can't wrap your head around how in the world you'll pull this off, 5 ways to sneak in a mom nap! [Popsugar Moms] Happy holiday weekend!

 




it's going to have to wait. October 30 2014, 0 Comments

It's funny. When she's awake I can't wait for nap time so I can start checking things off my to-do list. But once she's asleep.... I find myself wanting to sit and stare. I dream about her future and who she is becoming. I see her running through the yard chasing her brothers with the sun streaming through her wavy blonde hair. I imagine the many places we will travel to and experience together in this amazing world. I picture her curling up in her daddy's lap for story time and hear her giggle as he kisses her on the cheek. These are the moments I live for, we live for. And all that other stuff? The laundry, the dishes, that deadline I have at work. It's going to have to wait.



what real moms say about the Puj Tub: October 28 2014, 0 Comments

 

Brimful Shop owners Annie and Kari are moms focused on finding the best offerings for our babies and they're gushing over the Puj Tub and Puj Hug towel, "because it's truly a genius design!" Read their experience with the Puj Tub and Puj Hug towel below... and WIN both on their Instagram post today!

I gushed over the Puj Tub when I saw it, because it's truly a genius design! The Puj Tub fits nearly any size sink and cradles baby with enough water to keep them safe, yet comfortable and warm. And did I mention it unfolds to lay flat for simple drying, cleaning, and storage?!

During our visit with Katie, I noted the towel that went with the tub. But a towel is a towel, right? Wrong!

Puj's infant towel, the Puj Hug, has interlocking silicone tabs, allowing you to hang it around your neck, bathe baby with both hands, lift baby to your chest, unlatch the hooded side of the towel and wrap it around your precious little one. Bathing a slippery wet infant, often with only one hand, can be very stressful. What I love about Puj is that they have stepped in and created intuitive products that take away that stress. Annie has been using Puj's tub and infant towel since Shiloh was born, and here's her experience:

"I wish I could have had the Puj Tub and Hug with my older three, because now with Shiloh, bath time is so much easier and fun! I never wanted to invest in an infant tub before, because they were so bulky. So I resorted to bathing my babies in the sink, one hand supporting them, while the other did the washing. With the Puj Tub, bath time is a breeze. I can bathe Shiloh upstairs or down, because the tub fits both my kitchen and bathroom sinks. And with the Puj Hug around my neck, I'm never fiddling with a towel while trying to get the wet baby out of the tub. These products Katie has created truly make motherhood more enjoyable and meaningful. -Brimful

 




a 410-sqaure foot family home. October 27 2014, 0 Comments

 

A family of three (2 parents and a growing daughter) lives in this innovative and amazingly streamlined 410 square foot, 1 bedroom apartment. We love coming by good organization ideas and this family makes it look so easy! [Remodelista]

 




morning bath time with Moises. October 27 2014, 0 Comments

Handsome Moises lives for his morning baths. How does your family do bath time: morning, too? Evening only?
Thank you for sharing, @losnino_gucci!



Monster S'mores. October 23 2014, 0 Comments

 

A fall weekend is the optimal time for S'mores, so why not make them a little spooky? (Kids love spooky in the form of food, always!) We love these simple Monster S'mores variations and better yet- they can be made under your broiler if you're staying cozy at home. [Say Yes]



first Puj bath. October 23 2014, 0 Comments

Lucas's first Puj bath

 

 

Angelina makes pastries and the very best photos of her baby boy Lucas in the Puj Flyte!




Fall baby names. October 23 2014, 0 Comments

 

Fall is such a favorite that it would be easy to want to name a baby after the season. Besides the classics like Autumn or Hunter, here's a list of other baby names inspired by Fall colors, activities, foods and landscape. (Think Aspen, Clove, Raven and Jack.)

Do you have a favorite baby name inspired by Fall?




9 months in the Puj Tub! October 22 2014, 0 Comments

 

It feels extra special to hear about those babies and moms that love the Puj Tub so much that they use it for an  exxxxxtra long time. Riley is 9 months and his mama says "it is going to be a sad, sad day when we finally say goodbye." Thanks for the love darling Riley and @joanne.ngo!

[Read more Puj baby stories here.]



the overprotected kid. October 22 2014, 0 Comments

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Maybe most of us parents can remember practicing handstands on the sidewalk as children? Playing double dutch with the neighborhood friends on our neighborhood street? Hanging and swinging from the monkey bars? Sliding down muddy hills on collapsed boxes and riding bikes in the cul-de-sac for hours while dinner was being made? We biked to 7-11 for Slurpees, collected lizards, climbed trees, traded Halloween candy and walked home from school with our siblings, parents afar (or unsupervised altogether). We explored, adventured, got dirty, took risks. We made phone calls once we arrived safely and knew family passwords.

"When [children] are left alone and can take full responsibility for their actions, and the consequences of their decisions, it’s a thrilling experience."" [The Overprotected Kid]

But times have changed. While I love my boys to play creatively with each other and their friends, I do try so hard as a parent to keep my kids safe. I'm both cautious and love time together with them which rarely leaves them without a watchful parent. After reminiscing of my own childhood, and reading this fascinating article (The Overprotected Kid), I miss that kind of exploration and freedom for my boys. The outdoor forts and the secret shortcut to school, as starters.

 

The article explores the risks and benefits of children getting to explore and learn independently, "inventing their own activities and building up a kind of community of their own that they knew much more about than their parents.” just like we did as children. Author Hanna Rosin illustrates that kids can overcome fears (which can eventually become phobias) by being exposed to those things that they find a little scary. They master confidence and independence and self-reliance and courage. They develop motor skills and combat obesity. "They're too busy and engaged to want to cause trouble." And ironically, kids are not having fewer accidents even with our generation's close attention to safety.

 

I want to encourage this kind of freedom and have thought all day about how! What do you think? Would you (do you?) let yours live out childhood a little less supervised?




a 365 photo journal of Robbie. October 20 2014, 0 Comments

This is Robbie and we think he is amazing. His parents are recording him every day for all 365 this year, and here he is on day #53: "Squeaky clean and complete relaxation on his new Puj Hug towel from Puj."

 

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