Mar 12, 2014
Mar 7, 2014
This sunshine outside is such a tease! We simply can’t wait to head outside and enjoy the spring weather. But we know as well as anyone that heading out isn’t so easy as it used to be when you’ve got a babe in tow. So we have gathered some of our favorites to get you prepped for outings, days in the sun, and even to fill your little hatchling’s Easter basket — it’s time for Spring Fever Week March 10-14!
Mar 4, 2014
The Bump is hosting it’s first “Moms for Moms Day” today inspired by a fun photo series from CT Working Moms. We all make different choices for our children based on what we feel is best for them. The whole idea behind the series and celebrating this day is to end the mommy wars! Can we say “LOVE”!? After all, motherhood is challenging enough. We need all the support we can get from each other!
The moms here at STEALS.com are as varied as they come and we all happily work together, play together, and curate products we think you’ll love. And we actually think it’s because of the diversity of our parenting choices that we are able to pick out great steals — everyone here is a little different!
So we wanted to send a little joy and join in for the first #Moms4Moms Day with photos of the moms behind babySTEALS and kidSTEALS. Let’s hear it for the mommies!
Have your own story? Share yours on our Facebook wall with #moms4moms.
Mar 3, 2014
7. Ness Diaper Bags: You don’t let motherhood cramp your style, so carry a diaper bag that can keep up with you and baby in the fashion department.
8. BuggyLOVE sprays: Safely, effectively and organically neutralize unpleasant scents on any type of stroller and car seat fabrics.
10. Swaddle Designs burp cloth: Stylish on the shoulder when burping a baby, when used as a lap pad, and on the changing table. Handy to clean up all kinds of little messes. A diaper bag essential that will easily fit in any bag.
Feb 21, 2014
The revolutionary Baby Shusher quickly soothes any fussy baby. Developed off of the parenting technique in the “Happiest Baby on the Block” book, the Baby Shusher incorporates the fourth ‘S’ of the “Five S’” – shushing. With loud, rhythmic shushing noises, the Baby Shusher draws on ancient, time-tested practices.
This is a doctor-approved and thoroughly tested technique designed to break a baby’s cry spell and engage their natural calming reflex. The rhythmic shush reminds baby of being inside mom, where they were inundated 24 hours a day with loud sounds of blood flow and other in utero noises (up to 95 dBs, or the sound of a very loud vacuum cleaner). What may sound harsh at first is actually very calming to a baby.
Because babies will cry anywhere, your Baby Shusher is small, compact, and easy to keep clean. Use it in the car, when visiting friends and family, or when doing the everyday important things like grocery shopping or catching up with friends. Watch how it works.
Save your shushing voice! We are giving away on Baby Shusher to one lucky winner.
Feb 14, 2014
Thanks to the Respisense™ Ditto movement monitor, you can breathe a little easier knowing your baby is doing the same. This cable-less, portable movement monitor can be used from the créche to grandmother’s lap and anywhere else in between. Simply clip onto the waistband of a diaper, and it will quietly and unobtrusively monitor tummy movements. Just like safety belts make traveling safer, Respisense™ can make your baby’s first year safer by alerting someone when they becomes dangerously inactive. Whether you accidentally doze off while breastfeeding at night, or need a little reassurance, get some peace of mind with this simple, easy-to-use monitor.
Breathe a little easier Mama, we’re giving away a Respisense Ditto to one lucky winner!
Jan 28, 2014
Our adorable director of HR is pregnant with her first babies, boy and girl twins. So of course we had to throw her a surprise party! We put together a boy and girl baby shower with the theme “beau and bow” since she is expecting one of each!
Since she already has names picked out, we made a little banner that she can now use in her nursery.
Surprise pretty mama!
We made a little chalkboard art which is easily customizable decor. So cute!
Almond Joy and Mounds for a boy and girl baby shower. “Nuts” and “no nuts.”
Almost all the girls at STEALS.com were able to make it for her shower. We sure love HR around here. Happy baby shower, Lindsey! <3
Jan 24, 2014
Ever wondered why moms choose to cloth diaper? Or are you already an avid cloth diaper fan yourself? Either way, we rounded up a few stats and made an infographic to show why the choice of cloth just makes sense. Be sure to check out today’s steal to get yourself loaded up and save even more green!
See more info here.
Jan 20, 2014
Mother of one baby boy and STEALS.com Director of Social Media. She stayed active through her whole pregnancy thanks to the Moms into Fitness Pregnancy DVD pack and was able to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Read her whole story below.
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When I first got pregnant I was so excited to be a mom, but like many women, I was nervous about how pregnancy was going to affect my body. You always hear people talking about losing baby weight and what a challenge that can be as a new mom. I felt selfish worrying about it, but I didn’t want to lose my pre-baby body. I knew I wanted to stay on top of it from the beginning and stay active throughout my pregnancy, so I turned to Lindsay Brin’s pregnancy DVDs.
I love how easy they are to incorporate into your day with quick workouts from the comfort of your living room. Let’s face it — pregnancy makes you tired! Some days it’s hard to make yourself do anything, but Lindsay’s workouts make it easy to motivate yourself. And toward the end when I thought I’d become less and less active, I actually found myself doing the yoga every. single. day. I had so much pressure in my hips, pelvis and back that getting up to move, stretch and mentally connect with my baby each morning became the highlight of my day. I felt healthy through my whole pregnancy and it even helped prepare me for labor and delivery.
I gained a total of 25 pounds (which was healthy for my size) and lost it all within 8 weeks. Now I’m actually 10 pounds lighter than when I got pregnant! So yes, my body has changed after having a baby, but it’s all for the better — fears averted! If you are pregnant I highly recommend these DVDs whether you want to strictly follow the meal plan and workout schedule or just use them 1-2 a week. Feeling healthy and having enough energy to keep up with my baby is 100% worth it in my opinion!
Jan 20, 2014
Mother of three kids and a STEALS.com customer service partner in crime, she recently took on a major lifestyle change and lost 50 pounds doing Moms Into Fitness with Lindsay Brin! She is such an inspiration to everyone in the office for getting healthy and we asked her to share her story. Scroll down to learn more and see her amazing before and after!
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I have never been a believer of workout DVDs. I have seen the pictures and just thought, “Yeah right! To get good results you need to go to the gym, have a trainer, a personal chef, etc.” Well, I since have learned that is wrong.
My weight gain was typical — I had three kids and worked full time ever since I graduated college. Making poor choices in the kitchen and not making time for myself left me with the excuse I did not have time to work out and be a good mother and wife.
One day my husband told me that he was watching the kids and to go to the gym. I felt so good getting my blood pumping. I decided to start some DVDs I bought while pregnant. I started Pretty Fierce Weight Loss and LOVED IT. The workouts were short enough that I could fit them in, but still were a great workout. I won’t lie — they are not easy. You sure have to push yourself. I told myself I would not give up. I found that for me the best time to workout was after the kids were in bed.
After 4 weeks I was SHOCKED to see the number on the scale. I could not believe I had lost 12 lbs! It kept me going. I followed the meal plan and stuck to my calories. I found new and healthier food for my family, and best of all, I had so much more energy. I got so much more done, and played more with my kids. At the end of the 8 weeks I lost 22lbs and a total of 22.5 inches! I could not have been happier. After I finished the 8 weeks I started it again. I lost another 18lbs and 20 inches. I went from a size 14 to a 6! I never thought I could wear pants that small.
After those 16 weeks I wanted to try something new. I started Pretty Fierce Lean Out a few weeks ago and I love it as well. It is challenging, but I am up for it. I have lost another 10lbs for a total of 50lbs and I now wear a size 4! More than anything I have learned that I am important too. I need to take time for myself and as I do I am a much better mom and wife. I will forever be grateful to Lindsay Brin for all she has taught me. She has changed my life.