Before I Was a Mother

My firstborn son recently turned eight and I spent some time thinking about how much has changed since I first became a mother.  There’s so much that I’ve learned, and perspective that I have gained.  Life before I was a mother was so different, and I wanted to write down the feelings I have looking……

4 Weird Observations From an Instagram Newbie

Lately I’ve been working really hard on my Instagram account for this blog.  I’ve used Instagram plenty for my personal photos on a private account, but this is my first time using Instagram for business purposes and seeing a different side of the IG world. I’ve hooked up with a few networks to help build……

The #1 Tip For Fixing Twisted Car Seat Straps

It’s inevitable– you are rushing to go somewhere important and when buckle your child in their car seat, you notice one of the straps is twisted.  Ughhhhhhhh.  It.is.so.annoying.  You have two choices: fight with the straps for seemingly forever and maybe get them untwisted…or buckle your child in with it twisted, which we know is……

3 Life Lessons I Learned as a Mormon Missionary

A lot of people thought I was crazy when I revealed that my plan after graduating college was to move to another part of the country to do missionary work. But, I knew that this would be an important time in my life because I was dedicating every day of the next eighteen months as a missionary—……

The Best Websites To Find Car Seat Deals

We all want to get the best deal possible when making a major purchase.  And many of us consider a car seat a major purchase!  You’ve done a lot of work to make the best decision possible— now it’s time to find the best price!  But where to start?  I have some tried and true……

3 Tips For Buying a New Car When You Have Car Seats

Most of us know how daunting buying a new vehicle can be.  It’s even more overwhelming than choosing a car seat!  Something that often gets overlooked is how compatible the vehicle is with car seats, both in general and with your specific car seats.  Every car and every car seat is different…leaving possibly thousands of……

The Ultimate Checklist For Buying Car Seats

One of the top requests I get as a Child Passenger Safety Technician is for help deciding on or purchasing a car seat.  Parents are looking for a simple answer because there are so many options on the market that it seems impossible to make the decision on your own.  While there are quite a……

I Wasn’t Prepared to be a Mom

I had my first baby in 2010 and to be honest, I didn’t know much about being a mother at all…much less about things like car seat safety.  I’m not sure how the universe allowed me to have a child when I was so clueless about everything.  Parenthood has been the biggest roller coaster ride……