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Posted on: July 18, 2019

https://www.pnmag.com/must-haves/products-gear/travel-buddies/

Pack light
A roomy, full-size play yard with a compact fold makes for quick maneuvering that’s ready for use in a snap.

Why we love it …
• Easy to open
• Holds up to 30 pounds
• Zip-and-wash fabrics

Chicco FastAsleep play yard, $180

Keep it clean
Made with collapsible EVA foam, this lightweight design fits in most sinks as well as your everyday carry-on.

Why we love it …
• Mold resistant
• No buttons or fasteners
• Dries within minutes

Puj Flyte folding tub, $35

Premium comfort
What starts as a ride-on suitcase turns an economy seat into a safe in-flight bed for children up to age 7.

Why we love it …
• Adjustable shoulder strap
• Swivel wheels for steering
• Can also be used as a leg rest

JetKids by Stokke BedBox in-flight bed, $149

First-class seat
Certified for use on an airplane, it offers your babe a familiar seat during the flight and is lightweight for on-and-off boarding.

Why we love it …
• Features Side Impact Protection
• Three buckle locations
• Made in the USA

Cosco Scenera NEXT convertible car seat, from $45

Express yourself
A comfortable, convenient and portable device for all your pumping needs without the use of electricity.

Why we love it …
• Includes two flange sizes
• Simple to clean
• BPA- and BPS-free

Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump handheld pump, $33

Hanging out
This seat attaches to almost any table for family meals which eliminates the need for additional floor space.

Why we love it …
• Storage-friendly
• Great for dining out
• Included travel bag

phil&teds lobster clip-on highchair, $90

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https://www.mother.ly/life/this-sahds-post-about-summer-is-going-viral

Brooklyn based stay-at-home dad Mike Julianelle, also known as Dad and Buried online, shared a brutally honest post on Instagram recently that has gone viral. In it he describes how being a stay-at-home parent is really hard, especially during the summer when the kids need to stay entertained in the long hot days in the city.

The post also goes into something that struck a chord with many stay-at-home parents: not having a choice. Many of the over 500 comments the photo has received touch upon how stressful and draining being the parent at home with the kids all day can be.

The post reads:

“It’s day two of my summer as a stay-at-home dad and I’ve already lost it on my kids.

Actually, I lost it at day 1.5. I’m not cut out for this.

I knew it 6 years ago when I did it for the first time, I knew it a month ago when it was looming again, I knew it yesterday when things were going well, and I definitely knew it today when I yelled at my 8yo and carried him to another room because he wouldn’t stop complaining about something he actually wanted to do.

I don’t want to be a stay-at-home parent. I don’t want to have to find ways to fill my kids’ days all summer. I don’t want to plan, I don’t want to pack stuff, I don’t want to herd them places, I don’t want to go places.

I don’t have the temperament, I don’t have the patience, I don’t have the interest.

I also don’t have a choice.

Circumstances being what they are, and summer being what it is, someone has to stay home with my kids all day. Mom and Buried has done it for years, and now she’s working and I’m not, so I’m back in the saddle. Reluctance (and unsuitability) aside, I have no choice but to get better at it.

They don’t need to know how stressed I am, they don’t deserve a dad who’s grumpy and frustrated before the day has even begun, and most of all, they don’t deserve a boring summer.

Summer is sacred. And it’s usually Mom and Buried’s territory. But it’s on me now.

No, we might not be able to send them to camp or take them on fancy trips, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to do. And it’s on me to do them. More than that, it’s on me to do them with a smile on my face. Or at least without constantly yelling at them.

So far, things aren’t going so great. But there’s nowhere to go but up!

This is one of the primary challenges of parenting. Not letting your grownup stress impact your kids’ childhood innocence. We all have struggles, and sometimes the toll they take is going to manifest itself, often in ways you don’t even realize.

I guess the good news is: I do realize it. Which makes it even more crucial that I manage it, and do whatever I can to prevent my kids from catching on.

I’ve gotta fake it until *they* make it. But what else is new?”

Shout out to this SAHD for his honest, and to all the stay-at-home parents for the hard work they do, all day, everyday.

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Dear Mummy, You are looking at yourself in the mirror again, grabbing your belly to make it wobble, and me giggle. You are so funny, Mummy! But you aren’t laughing. You are squinting like you do when clipping my fingernails. Snip, snip. I know! I will grab my belly and make it wobble, too. Ah, […]

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https://www.mother.ly/shop/maisonette-baby-registry

Maisonette is a go-to destination for high-quality baby and children’s fashion and products, and they just launched their very own baby registry to make preparing for your new bundle of joy that much simpler. 🙌

When growing a family, functionality is just as important as style, but that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on having a nursery that is beautiful, mama. The Maisonette Baby Registry offers endless registry essentials and exclusive products from layette bundles and teething sets to Moses baskets and knit clothing. Plus, they’re featuring plenty of top-rated gear to cover you from newborn stages and beyond.

“With the introduction of the Maisonette Baby Registry, we wanted to create a one-stop destination for first time parents and parents expecting their second or third child—not just for what you need, but for the extra-special items that parents actually want,” sais Sylvana Ward Durrett, co-founder and CEO of Maisonette

If you’re a fan of the Maisonette aesthetic, you can now create a registry (or shop for another mama!) right on their website. Even better? They’re collaborated with several influential mamas, like Daphne Oz, Diane Kruger, and Lily Aldridge so you can check out their very own registries for a little inspiration.

We can’t wait to look through the curated registry picks. 🎉

Shop the Maisonette Baby Registry

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