So we all know that selling pre-loved baby gear can make us some extra bucks. That is the obvious reason to sell your stuff. Duh! But there are some major dos and don’ts about baby gear resale that can make those extra bucks go from just ‘coffee money’ to ‘new-leather-jacket’ money. By following these bullet points and having some forethought and being proactive, you can greatly enhance your kickback of funds when it comes to reselling baby gear your family has outgrown. Check out these tips for making sure you get top dollar for your gear. And of course once you have mastered these tips list them here at Weepea! Just click on “Sell” in the upper right hand corner after the link to get started! READ MORE

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School is out, summer camp has not started yet, and man oh man is it HOT! So what to do? Head to your local NYC beaches of course! I did my research and found that Jacob Riis Park was a close and sounded doable with one parent and two kids. I packed up the car (forgot my wallet and had to return home creating an hour long beach delay!) and headed to  the Rockaways via the BQE. Here is what to expect when you get there. READ MORE

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How was your Memorial Day Weekend? Did you get out of the city?

 

We went up to Storm King Art Center in Cornwall, NY to check out the huge sculptures within the wooded park. It was a short 1.5 hour drive (but 2 hours back to Brooklyn with city traffic at 5pm) and it was so worth it. The views and art were inspiring and humbling. READ MORE

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Have you heard of Bunmi Laditan? Laditan is the talented creator of The Honest Toddler blog, writer of four books, her most current one Confessions of a Domestic Failure, and ever hilarious twitter tweeter. She is an amazingly honest mother who doesn’t humbly brag about her 3rd grader reading on an 8th grade level, or about how organized her snack pantry is. She talks about living in yoga pants (with holes in the crotch, but who can really see that anyway) and how mac and cheese with a side of hot dog and ketchup is what’s for dinner.  Laditan keeps it real and that is why I, and so many others, just love her.

So along with the release of her most current books was this quote that was passed around on Facebook and which definitely caught my attention — READ MORE

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I hate to admit this, but I sometimes don’t know what to talk to my kids about. My usual thoughts are bogged down in worrying about the state of our country and world, figuring out if I donated enough money to my child’s school in order to get her into the good teacher’s class next year, and fretting if the the dinner I made tonight hits all the four food groups. READ MORE

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One of the many questions pregnant moms in the city wonder about is this elusive and at times exclusive idea of a night nurse? A night nurse is a person who comes into your home and helps out with overnight feedings and sleep training of your newborn. Sounds dreamy right? The idea of having a newborn but also getting a full night’s rest makes me consider having a third kid (but…not really). Though there are definitely down sides to having a night nurse (I mean, let’s not even talk about the cost) the positives greatly outweigh the negatives in my expereince. Here is my list of pros and cons about having a night nurse. READ MORE

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Raising kids in the city can be hard. Just getting around all the hustle and bustle with a baby can seem too daunting some days. But alas you have to get out because not everything can be garnered via Amazon Prime, Diapers.com, and Fresh Direct. So I’ve found that the best stroller for cruising the streets comfortably and with a bit of mom coolness (is that possible, hmm…yes it is damn it!) is with the UPPAbaby Vista. This stroller is so close to perfect (Perhaps its only drawback is the price! But there are plenty you can buy gently used — check out this one and this one)

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The iPads and other tablets have become a part of our lives. For better or worse they are here. Both of my children went through (are still in?!) phases where all they wanted was an iPad. This was usually due to a sickness which rendered our lives housebound and therefore iPad beholden and thus iPad obsessed. I mean, can I blame them? Am I not on my phone or tablet all day a lot?! OK, I’m not here to argue the benefits and pitfalls of iPad usage with kids; I’m just sharing that I definitely let my girls use the iPad. Their usage is mostly concentrated to airplane travel, weekend, and sick days. Due to the frequency of these events I have come across a plethora of awesome apps. Whether you are looking for that educational first app or a silly one that will simply entertain your kid on his first coast to coast flight, there is an app for your needs on this list. Check it out…

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When kids come into the picture it is all about them right? Their weight, their feedings, their pooping, their sleeping, and of course their milestones. Which made me start to think; what about all the milestones for us mom? Where is the book that celebrates mom’s  milestones? This kid thing is hard, us moms deserve to celebrate our milestones just like we recognize and rejoice in our kid’s milestones. So here is a list of some milestones that may seem small, but when you are neck-deep in the mom life, you realize how hard they are to achieve. So congrats if any (all?) of these apply to you today…

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A lot about parenthood totally sucks — like diaper blowouts in car seats, public tantrums, and the 18 month sleep regression. But for me rising for the day before 6am was one of those things that just wore me down like no other.  Messing with my sleep for three years straight turned me into an angry mommy. And let me tell you nobody wants that, not my kids nor my husband nor any human being that has to be remotely near me during the day. So when my dear daughter turned 3, I knew I needed to do something about her tyrannical rein of rising at 5:30AM, 5:00AM, and sometimes 4:30AM for the day. Oh yes we tried all those OK to wake clocks – the owl, the bunny, the stop light – nothing worked for my sweet cherub. So what’s a tired, cranky mom to do? She gets resourceful.

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