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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT:

Who are you and how did you find Fluff & Familia?How have you been surviving/enjoying the summer?What is the one thing that is likely to be in your cart at Fluff & Familia?What is the one product you wouldn't want to live without that you purchase from Fluff & Familia?What has been the best new-to-you [...]

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POSTPARTUM CARE YOU CAN COUNT ON

Everyone tells you about the long sleepless nights, the crying, the endless diapers, but when people are inundating you with the not-so-joyous parts of postpartum life, they usually fail to warn you of what you can expect from YOUR body, and some people only ever hear about how to care for their bodies postpartum from [...]

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BRANDI & DAVID'S TOP 5 PICKS

BRANDI & DAVID'S TOP 5 PICKS

We carry a ton of amazing products, so it was truly difficult to narrow it down to our top five favorites! We decided to go with the 5 products we use the most because they hold our dearest and most frequent thanks for existing! We seriously couldn't go about our jam-packed days without the convenience [...]

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THE CARRYING ON PROJECT

Imagine you are in the military.You’ve just returned home from being away from your family for quite some time, and you want nothing more than to reconnect with your partner and your children. But sometimes, that’s really difficult to do. Sometimes, moms and dads lack the strength or ability to hold their children close for [...]

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BABY LED FEEDING

While Memorial Day Weekend is a time to remember those who gave their life while serving in our country’s armed forces, many celebrate our freedoms with good family and delicious food in season. You might be wondering to yourself if now is the right time to let your little one(s) explore their own freedoms [...]

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TINY GREEN CHANGES

TINY GREEN CHANGES

Earth Day can feel overwhelming for those who do not know how to start making a positive impact on the planet. Most of us look at the environmental heroes who dedicate their lives to cleaning up the oceans, saving the rainforests, and conserving natural resources and say, “Wow, that’s awesome. I wish I had time [...]

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BRAVING INFERTILITY & LOSS TOGETHER

BRAVING INFERTILITY & LOSS TOGETHER

This past March, Brandi and I, along with Sarah from the Dallas non-profit organization Braving Infertility Together, hosted a session at MommyCon Chicago 2018 called “Braving Infertility & Loss Together”. Our goal was to discuss the stigma and isolation surrounding infertility and loss, share how infertility and loss can affect a family, provide tips on [...]

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OUR TOP 5 PRODUCTS COMING TO MOMMYCON CHICAGO

As you may know by now, we’re coming to MommyCon Chicago March 2-4! There will be lots of amazing things to see and do while you’re at the convention, but one of the most overwhelming places to walk around is definitely in the exhibitor hall! It’s huge! So, come take a breather by visiting your [...]

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SEE YOU AT MOMMYCON & DADDYCON!

SEE YOU AT MOMMYCON & DADDYCON!

WHAT IS IT?If you’ve never been to MommyCon, you’re missing out on a very unique opportunity to get out, meet new people, rally with old friends, meet retailers and baby industry stars in person, see new and existing products in person, talk to experts, and learn from those who’ve been there in lots of different [...]

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LITTLE ACHES & ILLNESSES

LITTLE ACHES & ILLNESSES

***DISCLAIMER: WE ARE NOT DOCTORS. WE CANNOT DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD IS IN NEED OF MEDICAL CARE. ONLY YOU, AS A PARENT, CAN MAKE THAT CALL. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEE YOUR PROVIDER IF YOU ARE AT ALL HESITANT AS TO THE SEVERITY OF YOUR CHILD’S ILLNESS. THESE PRODUCTS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR HELPING TO ALLEVIATE [...]

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BABYWEARING FOR NEWBIES

BABYWEARING FOR NEWBIES

You’ve seen it in the movies, on TV, and probably out in public, but the idea of babywearing just hasn’t latched onto you quite yet.Why should you want to wear your baby?How can you make sure you’re doing it safely?What carrier should you buy?We can help!HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD WANT TO WEAR YOUR BABY:Babies who [...]

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BLACK FRIDAY WITH OUR FAMILIA!

BLACK FRIDAY WITH OUR FAMILIA!

Here are my top 5 favorite deals you won’t want to miss this Black Friday!1. Buy 2 get 1 free on LooHoo dryer balls : Soften clothes, towels, blankets, diaper inserts, and more without chemicals and speed your dry time! Just toss a few in the dryer with your damp clothes and listen to them [...]

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FALLIN’ FOR LALABYE BABY

FALLIN’ FOR LALABYE BABY

If you cloth diaper and haven’t tried a Lalabye Baby cloth diaper yet, you’re totally missing out. We’ve been waiting patiently to carry one of our favorite brands, and we are now proud to offer you Lalabye Baby cloth diapers and accessories!We’ve been using Lalabye Baby cloth diapers for years, and to say we’re a [...]

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ROAD TRIP SURVIVAL

ROAD TRIP SURVIVAL

Of course you want to attend your cousin’s wedding in Nebraska, but you don’t really have the cash to fly your entire family out there, and driving seems, well….daunting. But you promised cousin Annie you’d be there, so road trip it is!HOW TO SURVIVE THE FAMILY ROAD TRIP:The best way to ensure a drama-free road [...]

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RELIEVING THE BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

RELIEVING THE BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

The weather is getting a little cooler, the leaves are beginning to show signs of changing, and it’s that big transition time again: time to head to school. Whether your kid is just starting or heading back for their second, fifth, or even eighth year, it’s always a time of big changes in routine and [...]

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WHY CHOOSE US

WHY CHOOSE US

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VACATION MUST HAVES

VACATION MUST HAVES

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DAD’S FAVORITES

DAD’S FAVORITES

Last weekend we celebrated dads everywhere for teaching us, loving us, and protecting us the way they do. There’s nothing quite like a father’s love; it’s uniquely different from the way a mother loves, but equally beautiful and important. What’s also different? What Dad sees as must have baby gear!Here are some of Dad’s favorites [...]

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HOW TO “BRAVE IT”

HOW TO “BRAVE IT”

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DON’T FLUSH “FLUSHABLES”!

DON’T FLUSH “FLUSHABLES”!

“You’re kidding, right?”I know.I spend all the live-long day pestering my toddler to do JUST that, but I’m telling you, when it comes to the so-called “Flushable Liners” and “Flushable Wipes”…DON’T FLUSH!Here to explain the big WHY to us, is resident plumbing and city resources expert, our very own co-owner of Fluff & Familia, David [...]

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THE TRENDS WE CARRY

Walking through the exhibitor area at MommyCon is kind of surreal because you get to see a lot of the brands and products you only see in online retailers (like us) right there in front of you. Seeing gorgeous photos on a website is one thing, but being able to see the colors of products [...]

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THE IMPACT OF BABYWEARING: 2017 WEAR AWARDS

The cozy event room was filled with round tables laden with delicious food and surrounded by some of the most passionate women and men of the babywearing industry. Educators, retailers, and even carrier manufacturers were present for the WEAR awards this year in Chicago, and Fluff and Familia was there to sponsor the luncheon and [...]

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WHY WEAR MATTERS TO OUR FAMILIA

WHY WEAR MATTERS TO OUR FAMILIA

Babywearing is such a life saver for any parent. It allows you to keep baby close and get things done by freeing your hands for helping other children or attending to chores. What parent doesn’t appreciate that?PHOTO PROVIDED BY EMILY GOLDHAMMER PHOTOGRAPHYOne of the misconceptions of babywearing is that moms are often the only ones [...]

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THE SENEGAL FAMILY: A CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT

THE SENEGAL FAMILY: A CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT

Andréa Senegal is a stay at home mommy and co-owner of Ginger Peach, where she wears several hats including wedding planner, photographer, natural body product formulator, and Pinterest-inspired risk taker-especially in the kitchen. (She made 8 batches of French macarons for her family at Christmas on a whim!) She and her husband André of 7 [...]

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10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOMMYCON

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOMMYCON

This year, Fluff & Familia is sponsoring the WEAR AwardsLuncheon at MommyCon Chicago, so be sure to look for us and follow our locations on social media!Ah yes, MommyCon. Every time I mention it outside of my circle of mom friends I get smiles, chuckles, looks of bemused surprise.“What is MommyCon?” people ask.“It’s like a [...]

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A DAY WE’LL NEVER FORGET…

A DAY WE’LL NEVER FORGET…

We’ve always been the super early birds whenever we’ve flown. We had just spent the Christmas week with family in the south suburbs outside of Chicago and it was time to head home. I was 3 months pregnant with Laina and we had Cece, 1 1/2 year at the time, walk with daddy through the [...]

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AT CHRISTMAS & ALWAYS…

AT CHRISTMAS & ALWAYS…

It was a warm Saturday morning. I loaded up our car with donations for a charity event at our local volunteer fire station. David got the girls dressed to come with us to spend the morning helping needy families receive necessities and gifts. What started out as a simple way to give back this Christmas [...]

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THE MAGIC OF TRADITION

THE MAGIC OF TRADITION

Every year was the same. Mom did all the shopping and then locked herself in the basement to wrap so we couldn’t see what she’d found for us at the store. She was an amazing shopper- truly something to live up to. She would sometimes buy one of our gifts even when all three of [...]

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BLACK FRIDAY SALES & WHAT THEY MEAN TO ME

BLACK FRIDAY SALES & WHAT THEY MEAN TO ME

Ok…so if you didn’t see the newsletter that went out earlier this morning, here are the sales we have been busting butt on. While we’re thrilled to be able to offer so much, the picture of our oldest daughter working with me in the office was something I gazed at yesterday evening. This week was [...]

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ALL IN THE FAMILIA

ALL IN THE FAMILIA

WHAT MAKES A FAMILIA?"Growing up, I never thought of my family as being something to feel really grateful for. I had two parents, two siblings, and a dog. We grew up in a nice neighborhood, in a house, on a quiet street. We gathered with our extensive list of relatives during the holidays, and we [...]

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