BJF Photography

Nestled in the heart of Lancaster county, you will find a cozy photography studio. In the middle of the studio is the famous (side of the road found) stunning yellow chair. On the walls are canvases filled with smiling brides and sleeping newborns. Beautiful life photos turned into amazing forms of art. Becca Lapp does just that, makes life art. I had the pleasure of working with Becca when Emmitt was 5 weeks old. This is much older than typical newborn photos are taken, but I put my trust in Becca (and the power of boob milk) and she got some amazing shots. Trusting your baby to someone else is … [Read more...]

Wonder Bumpers

Did you know that crib bumpers are dangerous? The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission actually discourage the use of traditional bumper pads! There have been 27 reported baby deaths associated with bumper pads! Recently Catherine Hall, from Go Momma Go, mother of 3, created Wonder Bumpers! Normal crib bumpers go horizontally, but Catherine made Wonder Bumpers go vertical, with the already vertical crib rails! This means it protects the entire length of the crib, not just the bottom! The vertical rails also allow for airflow to pass through the rails reducing the … [Read more...]

Fisher Price: Zen Swing

Finally a balance between comfort and function in a baby swing! Bring baby a sense of comfort with the motion your baby enjoys the most by rocking side-to-side or front-to-back. Surround him in softness—soft fabrics, a variety of soft music and the soft gentle motion of the toys on the mobile. This neutral looking swing  features a three-point restraint, two-position recline and machine-washable seat pad, pillow and attached blankets. The Fisher-Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing requires 4 D batteries, or use the plug-in option to save on batteries. Features: -Variety of gentle songs and musical … [Read more...]

Tutu Terrific

Carol is amazing mind and designer behind Tutu Terrific. I have looked far and wide for a good quality Tutu and I have found them! Carol originally made a beautiful Tutu in blue and lavendar after Abby Cadabby, her grandaughters favorite Sesame Street Character! Since then Tutu Terrific has grown so offer so so much more! "All of our tutus are made with loving hands, caring hearts, and just a sprinkle of fairy dust! We hand-make each tutu with special care  - as though we were creating them for one of our own family. The waist band of each tutu is made of non-roll, high quality elastic that will not … [Read more...]

Bright Starts Baby’s Play Place Deluxe

Bright Starts has done it again! The Baby’s Play Place Deluxe is all you need from birth to 2! This soft colorful space adapts to your growing baby's needs and provides endless ways to play. The wall reconfigures so you have the mat lay flat, or create a safe ‘box’ environment for your newborn. I believe this is the best multi-purpose baby item we have, that is guaranteed to be useful for many baby stages! The Play Place is perfect for a newborn with the walls up. I feel perfectly safe letting Emmitt lay in this on the floor because the walls protect him from the other playing kids. A normal mat or … [Read more...]

Tiny Tokens Designs

My fascination with mommy jewelry started when my first son was born. However, I knew my Ethan would not be my only little one, so I really didn’t purchase anything. With the arrival of Emmitt, all my old jewelry still was meaningful, but I really wanted something with his name on it as well. To the rescue Tiny Tokens Designs came!Sandi is the owner and designer of Tiny Token Designs, she is a stay at home mom to her three children, and has been creating jewelry for over 30 years! Her 30 years of experience really, truly shine through when you get your custom piece from her. She personalized a beautiful … [Read more...]

My Breast Friend Nursing Pillow

I am always searching for a way to make breastfeeding my baby easier- because lets face it. Breastfeeding is not always easy. For me, while I love to do it- it kills my back. "My Brest Friend was developed in a laboratory of new moms, babies, and breastfeeding experts who set out to create a pillow whose sole purpose was to answer all the needs of breastfeeding moms and babies.  50 prototypes and a global patent later, the pillow is loaded with features moms love!" The wrap around design truely secures the pillow to me, allowing me to worry about him latching, and not the position of the pillow- … [Read more...]