Tag Archives: best tips

small fry favorite: fridababy

YOU GUYS. Have you seen fridababy products? If not you might be living under a rock or not going to Target, but let us enlighten you! Fridababy makes some of our VERY favorite products you had no idea would enrich your life so greatly. They are so innovative while still easy to use. Let’s break it down. NoseFrida // Ever have a stuffed up baby that can not breathe and therefore cannot sleep so NO one is sleeping? Yeah this is your best friend. It’s a little bit weird at first, but trust us, mucous doesn’t stand a chance against it. … Read more

la petite academy

Child care is in our top 3 for conversation topics around here. It easily causes the most stress of being working mothers and we are in a constant state of streamlining and perfecting our systems! Every mother we know shares some level of this stress with us so anytime we hear of great options we are always excited to share them with you! We toured the The Learning Care Group‘s, La Petite Academy which has childcare and schooling options from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm each day. They care for infants at 6 months all the way up to 12 years … Read more

forever white

By Nicole. Sheets, comforters, towels, underwear. At our house, it’s all white. On top of which, 75 percent of my wardrobe is white! It’s a bad, bad habit. One of the things readers ask most about is how do I maintain them all! Keeping all of these bright whites – bright white – became even more of a challenge when my family began to grow, and babies started to help me get things messy. I found that throwing out my whites wasn’t going to work for me. I love them too much! So instead, I started to explore laundry detergents.Using certain … Read more

Beaching With Kids

By Jenna. Since it’s been a year since I became a California Girl, I think I can confidently tell you I have going to the beach with kids pretty dialed. The beach is A TON of prep work but once you’re there the kids play for hours and it’s a dream come true so it’s always worth it. I’m going to share some tips and tricks of the trade! Also before we start, HOW DO MOMMY BLOGGERS DO IT?! Seriously I couldn’t get one normal picture of me hauling my stuff on to the beach. Sorry guys, I’m letting you … Read more

the nighttime struggle

By Emily. I mentioned a few FRYdays ago that my boys are now sharing a room and bunk bed. For the most part it is going pretty well, but some nights actually getting them to sleep goes over about as well as a pregnant pole vaulter. Summer isn’t helping with it’s erratic bedtimes and incessant popsicle consumption and with school on our heels I am revisiting all I know about a bedtime routine. Here are some things I’ve picked up that are at least creating the illusion of control! Nightlights. water bottles, calming tunes and one accessory that I’m certain will save … Read more

team cashew

If you’ve ever had a kiddo with a dairy sensitivity or even more tricky, a full-blown allergy, you know how trying regular meal times can be. We’ve all separately had to find new options for one or more of our boys and wanted to share a bit about those for any parents who might be trying to sort through similar issues! JENNA For one whole year my Quinn kept getting strep symptoms but never tested positive. He would get a fever, sore throat and even chills! Finally, I went to see an ENT who told me that taking kids off … Read more

hiking with kids

Hiking with kids is like doing pretty much anything else with kids. A little bit trickier. You have to slow down, factor the elements and their abilities, be prepared, and of course have hoards of snacks. Here’s one thing we hadn’t thought of that is now an absolute must, a hiking pack for your kiddo! We all did a big Small Fry hike this week and the boys had their own little packs with the built in water pouch and tube.They all sipped on water the whole way up and back and we had to stop a fraction as many … Read more

quick zip sheets

Between today and yesterday’s posts we are feeling on top of the world! Finding products that fill a need, or solve a problem, or make our lives easier is always exciting, even all these years later. Ready for the next game changer? Quick Zip Sheets! They have created fitted sheets for beds and cribs where all you have to do to remove and launder a sheet is one quick zip. If you have bedwetter, or are just tired of the absolute struggle that is removing and replacing a fitted sheet, this is for you! Nothing is worse than waking up … Read more

Luggage Free + Packing Tip For Kids!

By Jenna. With busy lives, a lot of kids and hectic work schedules I’m always looking for ways to cut corners to make life easier! It never ceases to amaze me the geniuses out there in the business of convenience, making my job as a Mom a little easier! Enter, Luggage Free! I don’t know about you, but lugging strollers, carseats, suitcases and people through LAX is my idea of a personal hell so when I found Luggage Free I knew I had to test it out for our recent family trip to Hawaii.Luggage Free is a door to door … Read more

lost tooth favorites

It officially happened, our first Small Fry, Quinn, lost his first tooth. Make way for the awkwardly large adult teeth! With lost teeth on our minds we’ve been browsing the web for what traditions we want to accompany this milestone with our kids. Here’s what we found!The Tooth Fairy Door — How amazing are these tiny doors?  Spotted on Jaimee Rose, where she bought doll house sized doors and accessories and created a way for the Tooth Fairy to get into the house to swap a tooth for a present.  A second tradition we love is having the kids write letters … Read more