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Sarah Kovac is a journalist, public speaker and award-winning author from Kansas City. Her memoir, In Capable Arms: Living a Life Embraced by Grace, was published in 2013 and chronicles her journey into adulthood, marriage and motherhood despite a rare and severe disability. 


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The Best Baby Carriers

The Lillebaby Complete impressed me from the start. Not only is it beautiful and soft, it's an extremely comfortable carrier. The straps are nicely padded and the waistband is supportive. There is a generously-sized lumbar pad in the back which I loved (but don't worry, it can be removed if giant lumbar pads aren't your style). With that pad in place and the waistband tightened around my hips, there was no spot at which I felt the waist strap digging in. There is also a little pad that protects
PCMag

4moms MamaRoo4

Babies enjoy the comfort of being bounced and swayed—at least all three of mine do—so it's not hard to see where 4moms came up with the idea for the mamaRoo, a bouncing infant seat that mimics the movements you make when you soothe your baby. Its latest version, the mamaRoo4 ($219.99), is nearly identical to the previous model except for some redesigned menu buttons, a slight change in the attached mobile, and the fact that four percent of its sales through the end of 2017 will be donated...
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Tackling My Motion Sickness With Reliefband

Some of my earliest memories involve being in the back of a car, trying not to throw up. Motion sickness has been a lifelong companion, and to this day I've been known to get queasy on winding country roads—even when I'm driving. So when I had to fly from my Missouri home to Texas recently, I was excited to try out the Reliefband during the flight. Reliefband is a wristband that reduces nausea—especially related to motion sickness, VR gaming, and morning sickness—by emitting pulses that stimul...
PCMag

First Look at the Retro 'Freewrite' Smart Typewriter

My first experience with word processing was on a traditional, turn-the-knob typewriter in the 80s, the dawn of personal computing. By high school, it was replaced by PCs with noisy keys, which took disks that were actually floppy. For the sake of nostalgia, I've considered finding another vintage typewriter, but any writing I care about needs to find its way to a computer, so typing on something not connected to the internet just doubles my work. That's why I jumped at the chance to play with
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The Best CRM Software for 2017

CRM Magazine’s 2016 rankings for the best enterprise CRM suite. Read the full report here. Salesforce’s AppExchange third-party app marketplace is one of the largest available, giving businesses access to over 3,000 apps and integrations broken down into categories, like Sales and IT, and industry, like Education and Real Estate, that keep expanding Salesforce’s deep core functionality. It’s by far the most customizable CRM we looked at, and that is both its greatest strength and weakness.
PCMag

4moms Moxi Stroller

While a trusty, lightweight umbrella stroller may be sufficient for some, it's no surprise the market is evolving to keep up with moms and dads who expect more bells and whistles, particularly in the tech department. The Moxi, 4moms's latest model, lacks the power-folding functionality of its Origami stroller, but it's less expensive and packs some interesting tricks in its $699.99 frame. It's also five pounds lighter, has a built-in bassinet, and is compatible with a wide range of car seats. On
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Eight Smart Mattress

It's no secret that getting a good night's sleep is good for your health. The sheer number of sleep-monitoring fitness trackers attest to the fact that we are becoming more and more concerned about the amount and quality of sleep we get. The Eight Smart Mattress digs a bit deeper than most wrist-worn trackers. It's a memory foam mattress paired with a sensor-equipped cover, with prices starting at $999 for a full size bundle, putting in on par with the Sleep Number it. After sleeping on it every
PCMag

Does Your Kid Hate Watches? Try These Tracking Devices

My son joined a Little League baseball team this year. While he loves the sport, our 3-year-old daughter is the one who seems to have found her tribe. While their brothers practice, a flock of little sisters climb bleachers, play tag, and share snacks brought from home. It's super cute, but a little nerve-wracking. They never stay in one place and routinely wander out of sight, prompting my husband or I to walk/jog away from the game to guide our daughter back into view. If only there were some
The Wirecutter

The Best Baby Monitor

After considering 42 of the most highly rated baby monitors and testing eight of them for more than 120 hours, we’re confident that the Infant Optics DXR-8 is the best baby monitor available. Compared with competitors, the Infant Optics DXR-8 has a more intuitive, easier to use interface, and the battery life on its parent unit (aka the monitor) lasted longer than on any other video option we found. On other requirements, it delivered as well as the best monitors we tried: It has an adequate ra
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Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor

Having a new baby is often nerve-wracking. The risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) especially is cause for concern as your newborn is developing routines and getting used to sleeping outside of the womb. The Owlet Smart Sock 2 ($299.99) has cut down on my worry considerably. It's a connected pulse oximeter that allows you to check on your baby's vitals any time through an app, and it will notify you automatically if there's a problem.
PCMag

Hands On: Tracking My Kids' Sleep With HugOne

There are few things a parent obsesses over more than sleep. How do I get my child to sleep easier? How long should she nap? Should she be waking up this much at night? Will I ever sleep in again? It makes sense. If your family isn't getting quality sleep, your kids are irritable, and you can't be productive. How the heck is a sleep-deprived mom supposed to keep her cool when junior insists on another glass of water instead of going to bed? No sleep = no peace.
Prevention

5 Scary Chemicals That Are Still On The Market

Chemicals get a bad rap, but they're not all evil. Many are natural and essential for your survival (ever heard of H2O?) and others are synthetic—but that's not really what's most important when it comes it your well-being. Some man-made chemicals, for example, keep your clothes clean, lower your risk of cavities, and treat a throbbing headache (or worse). That said, there are other compounds that appear to be downright toxic, especially if you're exposed to them in large enough quantities. Whi
TIME

New Autism Dispute: Is Circumcision a Factor?

In the U.S., slightly more than half of boys are circumcised at birth, a much higher percentage than in other industrialized nations. Proponents of circumcision cite lessened risks of sexual disease transmission and penile cancer as well as easier hygiene as the benefits of the practice. But the number of anti-circumcision activists (or “intactivists,” as they’re known) is growing, and their reasons for leaving baby boys uncircumcised range from human rights to sexual pleasure to another hotly-d
The Atlantic

On Disability and Accepting Help

I'll never forget the glare I received from an elderly man when I stepped out of my car into the grocery-store parking lot one frigid January afternoon. Yes, I parked in the handicap spot, as my placard permitted, and yes, my legs work just fine. Better than fine, actually. It's the cold. Missouri winters aren't kind to my underdeveloped hands and arms. I have poor circulation. A short walk can become quite painful, especially if I'm trying to carry a bag or a jug of milk or push an unwieldy car
PCMag

How the Bellabeat Leaf Urban Can Help You Manage Stress

As a work-from-home, home-schooling mom of two preparing to move to a new house, life has been just a tad stressful of late. Okay, super stressful. It's mostly the good kind of stress, but my nerves are still shot. Did I get today's lesson planned? When is our next house showing? Was that a deadline I just heard whooshing by? The answer to all of these questions is: I have no idea. In the midst of all this, I tested Bellabeat's new Leaf Urban wearable, which has coincidentally added a stress-pr
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