Casi Densmore-Koon

As if being the ringleader of five children under the age of ten isn't enough to leave Washington, DC-based stylist Casi Densmore-Koon entirely tapped, she's also the endlessly effervescent founder of fashion-centric website cupcakeMAG, its babies and kids focused sister-site cupcakeMAG Littles, design + home inspiration-site cupcakeMAG Home and a blogger at parent-approved online mag Disney's Babble.com. Casi has the expertise of a mom and the taste of an editor. Casi is a social influencer with a large celebrity fan base. Casi, a lifestyle + fashion (and parenting!) expert who has been blogging for six years was interviewed and named Momprenuer of the Month by Tori Spelling. Casi's work has been published on Yahoo! Shine, Huffington Post,Beso.com, Today's Parent magazine and she was spotted on Good Morning America. Casi contributes to Rags to StitchesSpearmint Baby, and The Little Style File. Check out Casi's lifestyle blog, Casi Rena.

8 Beauty Tips for Busy Moms

I used to be a major product junkie. I like to think I am still am — however now it’s more so Burt Bees for Baby. While I still could spend hours in the make-up aisle of my local Target, I don’t get to primp in the mirror for hours anymore. But here is the thing we almost all always forget — it takes five minutes to spruce up your beauty routine. Even with a baby! I decided to snap a quick iPhone picture of my favorites inside my make-up bag so I could share how you can still have time to apply make-up — even if it means wearing the baby in the carrier while you do it.

So, take a look at my quick beauty tips so you can look and feel beautiful in just minutes. Time to makeover your beauty routine, pretty lady! 

5 Baby Registry Essentials

You would be surprised when it comes to preparing for baby how much of the “stuff” you really won’t use. The never-ending list might be helpful, but you really won’t use half of it. Being a mom now for 11 years, I’ve learned this well — and with each child I used less and less of the material goods. However, there were quite a few things I just couldn’t be without. While the list isn’t long, these are some of the things you must have.

Take a look at my baby registry essentials!

Sale Alert! Babies"R"Us Big Trade-In Event

One of my favorite retailers, Babies”R”Us, is having a big trade-in event going on right now until 2/17! I am here to give you all of the details so you can save, save, save! Did you know that since 2009, more than 1 million used & potentially unsafe products have been traded in? This is just one of the reasons I am so excited the Great Trade-In is back!

Until 2/17, you can trade in your old furniture and gear, and receive 25% off a new item PLUS a coupon book with over $100 in savings. So what can you trade in? You can trade any cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs, walkers, swings, bouncers, entertainers or toddler/twin beds at any of the Toys”R”Us or Babies”R”Us stores nationwide, regardless of whether you purchased the item from one of their stores. You do not need a receipt to trade in a used item. You can even bring back multiple items to their stores during the program, and you will receive one coupon book for each item traded in. If you don’t have anything to trade in, no problem! You can still save 15% off with this coupon.

Check-out all the details and offers below along with my favorites! 

10 DIY Crafts + Activities for Chilly Days

Let’s be honest — it’s really cold outside. Especially if you are residing here with me on the East Coast. I haven’t left the house in days because it’s so much work to bundle up my brood. That said, we’ve found plenty of options to keep busy. If you are stuck home with a toddler during the winter months — I’ve got some great ideas for you to keep them busy on the chilliest of days!

Click through some of my favorite DIY Crafts and Activities for Chilly Days! 

8 Reasons I Love Having a Baby Boy

After having four girls, I was so nervous about having a boy. This was my fifth and last pregnancy, and as it took us by surprise, I figured it would — of course — be another girl.

When we found out we were having a boy, our entire family was so excited and realized this is what we needed to complete our family of seven. We were never trying for a boy; it just so happened that we had four girls and Grayson came last. It’s the perfect combo, and looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a great mix. The girls adore their little brother so much, and we have so much fun with him! Here are just a few of the many reasons I love having a boy.

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