About Kate Bayless

A mom to three boys, Kate Bayless has been assembling, testing out, and writing about children's gear for nearly a decade. An experienced freelance writer and editor in Southern California, Kate also covers parenting, travel, health and beauty for a variety of print and online publications. And lattes. She reviews lots of lattes. Visit her at www.linkedin.com/in/katebayless/.

How to Keep Your Produce From Spoiling

Mar
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I want my family to eat healthy, but throwing away squishy bags of questionable raw spinach or apples gone mushy really irritates me—can I get an amen? And I’m not forgetting about them in the deep, dark corners of my fridge. I’m talking within the week! There’s nothing I hate … Continue reading

A Vodka That Protects Your Liver? Really.

Mar
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A nice cocktail like a cranberry martini or a mellow mule can be a fun way to kick off a dinner party, welcome the weekend, or celebrate a victory at home (kids all in bed before 8!) or the office (nailed that presentation-woot!). While moderate alcohol does have its benefits (looking … Continue reading

4 S.T.E.M. Subscription Boxes We Love

Mar
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Whether it’s a rainy Saturday, a week of spring break or – (could it be?) – another snow day on the East Coast, we’re always looking for fun ways to keep the kids busy and entertained over those long stretches indoors. Luckily, with one of these S.T.E.M. subscription boxes delivered … Continue reading

3 Ways for Moms to De-Stress

Mar
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Motherhood can be stressful… Amen. And for all sorts of different, overlapping, switching reasons. From babies who won’t nap to toddlers who wake up too early to teens who you can’t get out of bed at all. From battles over teeth-brushing and breakfast-eating and homework-finishing and car-borrowing and, for the … Continue reading

3 Green Cocktails to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Mar
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Time to start planning! St. Patrick’s Day is next Friday, so today we’re helping you get prepared for celebrating that little bit of Irish in you (everyone is a little Irish on St. Paddy’s Day, right?) with three green cocktails to serve to your fellow revelers. Sure there will be Guinness and green beer, but … Continue reading

Best Baby Gear For Type A Moms

Mar
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Are you a Type-A mom? Some characteristics of Type A’s include being highly organized, impatient, proactive, ambitious and concerned with time management. We don’t have time to dig for our keys, figure out whose cup is whose, or wonder where the binky fell. We need smart baby gear that is as … Continue reading

Vodka Tasting with LEAF Vodka

Mar
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Today we’re talking vodka. Now, I’m not one who normally drinks vodka straight, but according to my sources, it is THE most common way that vodka is consumed worldwide. Vodka is made up of two just ingredients – ethanol and water – and as any good chef knows, the fewer ingredients you … Continue reading

Oscar-Worthy Cocktails

Feb
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La La Land or Lion? Fences or Hidden Figures? Whatever movie you loved from 2016, we’re mixing a few Oscar-worthy cocktails that can help you celebrate your favorite flick’s big win at the Academy Awards tomorrow night. Since award shows notoriously run long, we’ll be serving up some lighter cocktails that won’t leave you feeling sick … Continue reading

Girl Scout Cookies & Wine

Feb
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It’s officially one of my favorite seasons – Girl Scout cookie season. Yaaaas! From Thin Mints to Samoas, Thanks-a-lots to Toffee-tastic, this is one delicious fundraiser that you won’t have to ask me twice to participate in. Plus, there is a new flavor in town. This year, the Girl Scout’s are celebrating 100 … Continue reading

5 Ways to Save Money On Your Next Ski Trip

Feb
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We love the snow! From Camelback Mountain to Keystone, Mammoth to Solitude to Jackson Hole, we are big fans of getting your family to the slopes. From skiing to snowboarding, snowshoeing to tubing, taking your family to the snow provides fun family bonding time, physical activity and challenges, and time in the great outdoors. Buuuuut…ski … Continue reading