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Best Kid’s Lunchbox EVER!

By RaddestMom

Tired of losing lids to tupperware and having to pack a bunch of different containers for your kids’ lunches? Look no further….PlanetBox is a game changer. A friend of mine recommended these and I am extremely happy with the purchase. They are stainless steel lunch boxes that look a bit like prison trays, but they come with a cute little carrying bag. A bit pricey at between $40-$60 for varying styles, but hear me out on why it’s worth it. For one, you don’t have to buy ANY other containers because this can hold everything. Two, the lid is attached, so you won’t ever lose it. Three, there is no BPA leaching in stainless steel like the plastic containers do. It doesn’t stain if you put spaghetti in it, and you can literally use it for years. It comes with a cup holder and condiment pouch. As a mom, I’m thrilled about it. Added bonus is how aesthetically pleasing and organized your kids’ lunches look. Being as OCD as I am, well, it really tickles my fancy. Get one HERE at their website or you can also order on Amazon.

Pearl’s packed lunch for her first day of school!:


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Lisa O

AWESOME Crib Bedding!!!

By RaddestMom

My Friend Lindsay Woolf is a genius in many areas, but her most recent development takes the cake. If you are looking for baby bedding, look no further! Her amazing patterns and fabrics are to die for. I have not been able to find stuff this cute at even the coolest stores in LA. She hand makes everything HERSELF in Los Angeles. No factories, just her and a sewing machine. Brilliant! Support a fellow mom & visit the shop HERE!!!

Makes a great, unique, gift as well!

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Click HERE to be taken to site.


Lisa O

Beat the Heat!

By RaddestMom

If you don’t have a pool, don’t worry! One of the best ways to keep your kids boredom free during the summer is to slap some sunblock on them and toss them out in the yard with the sprinklers. Ok, maybe not sprinklers, but sprinkling water toys. Here are a few fun toys I found while perusing the internet for summer water fun. I’ll post links for purchase as well, to make it easy on you. Don’t you just love me? ;)

1. Wiggling Water Snake

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Pearl has this one, and she runs through the water yelling SNAKE! It’s a lot of fun, and the water pressure can be adjusted from trickle to full blast if you have bigger kids.

2. Slip and Slide!

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This is a classic. Fun for kids, but rather painful for adults, especially us females who have boobs to land on!

3. Geyser Blast Sprinkler

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I can see this one being fun for the 4-7 age group!

4. Soft Sprinkles Tide Pool (babies)

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Here is a really docile option for your tiny tot

5. Hopscotch Water Splash Pad

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An interesting twist on the normal splash pads!

6. Banzai Wild Waves Water Park

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This is pretty much the mac daddy of summer toys, and your kids will go bananas if you get this for them. Even I want to play in it!

7. Ocean Play Center

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A more docile version of the wild waves water park. Looks suitable for toddlers!

8. Mushroom Baby Pool

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Pearl had this when she was really tiny and it was so cute :)

Enjoy! Leave in the comments which ones were your favorites, or if you already own any of these, give some product reviews in the comments!

XO Lisa O

STOP Arguing With Your Toddler & Kids of All Ages! MUST Read Book for Parents.

By RaddestMom

I never wanted to be one of those parents who screamed, counted to three without implementing a consequence, argued with my toddler, etc…but, I found myself in that position as I argued for a good 10 minutes with my toddler over wether or not she was going to sit down and eat dinner. It’s a bit of a scary feeling when you first realize that your cute little blob of human has learned to defy you.

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My sister nagged me to read this book for the first year of Pearl’s life. She bought it for me as a stocking stuffer to push the hint. I put it off because Pearl was still a slobbering paper weight at that point, so I thought it would be untimely. Little did I know, I would be needing that parenting advice a few months later. Before I knew it, I found myself completely baffled at how to parent when suddenly, one day, I needed to implement discipline. I realized I had no control of my almost 2 year old, and I had been giving her the best excuse, which was: “She doesn’t understand, she’s two.” HAHA! If you tell a toddler that you’re going to get Ice cream, and you don’t follow through with that, the child will most likely remind you at some point that day. The same principle applies when you’re trying to discipline them. They understand what you are saying when you say, “No more candy, time to eat dinner.” Notice the reaction. If they can understand that, then they can understand a consequence.

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After I had this epiphany, I frantically dug up my past Christmas gift & read the whole thing in one night. Disclaimer: I’m not being paid to write about this book, I am just passionate about its teachings.

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The book is called: Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood (ages 0-6). 

The goal of effective parenting is for us to turn our words into GOLD. Imagine only having to say something once. Here are a couple of examples of the things you will be reading about:

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Love and Logic parenting really believes in giving your children LOTS and LOTS of choices when the stakes are low. Meaning, if they get to make choices all the time when it’s not important, it’s much easier for the parent to gain back the choice making when they need to. A child who never gets to make their own choices will be more reluctant to respecting your authority. The book also gets into how empathy is so important. We have to genuinely show our kids that we are sad when they make bad choices, and we are not happy to give them consequences. It is all about the preservation of the parent-child bond, and making sure resentments don’t build toward us. Another key concept is to let your kids make mistakes so they have opportunity to grow and learn from them when the stakes are LOW, rather than later on when they are a teenager or young adult and the stakes are much higher (sex, drugs, etc.)

When your kids are out of the 0-6 range, they have follow up books such as :

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 11.36.42 AMGood luck! I highly recommend reading this book BEFORE your kid turns one. Don’t delay :)

HERE is where you can download or order the book from Amazon. Check your local bookstores as well!

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