Keiko Zoll

Keiko Zoll is a writer, foodie, all-around geek and new mom to baby Judah, born May 2013. Married to her high school sweetheart, Larry, Keiko lives in the greater Boston area with her two adorable cats. She writes at Team Zoll, her personal blog about parenting, food and life's zany adventures and is the founder of The Infertility Voice, an online empowerment resource for those living with infertility. Keiko also nerds it up at Words Empowered, her social media and web design consultancy. When she's not writing into the wee hours of the morning or Instagraming a million pictures of her son, you can find her all over the social web, geeking out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

5 Yummy Toddler-Friendly Passover Snacks

Passover is a big deal in our house. My husband and I love to host our own seder, the ritual meal held on the first two nights of the eight-day holiday, inviting many of our friends from all faiths. We have a really fun time telling stories, singing songs, and of course–eating! I spend two solid days in the kitchen, cooking up a storm with all of our favorite holiday recipes. This Passover is particularly special for us, since it’s Judah’s first Passover.

While Judah doesn’t have to keep kosher for Passover (since he’s under 13, the age of Bar Mitzvah), we still want him to get a taste of our holiday traditions. Here are the five Passover foods our little one is loving right now!

Baby in Bloom: Springtime with Judah!

Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, we are thrilled to be able to take Judah outside to enjoy this beautiful, blooming springtime. In addition to Judah’s first flight, we had an extra special opportunity this weekend when we got to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom for the last weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. It was a positively stunning display and was the first time really since Judah was born that he got to see and experience the beauty and warmth of early springtime.

Here are our favorite photos from our lovely morning visit to the cherry blossoms!

7 Travel Tips We Learned from Baby's First Plane Ride

This was a big weekend for Judah: his very first plane ride! We flew from Boston to Baltimore to spend the weekend celebrating Judah’s great-great uncle’s 85th birthday. My husband and I are both pretty seasoned travelers and we had no idea what to expect when traveling with Judah by plane. Turns out, it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been, and Judah was a champ about the entire weekend.

Here are the 7 most important things we learned about flying with baby that we’ll be sure to keep in mind for his next flight… hopefully a flight out to Austin, Texas later this spring!

Nature-Themed Baby Names Inspired by Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh: he’s more than just a silly ol’ bear: he’s a beloved, classic institution of childhoods around the globe! I love all of the classic Winnie the Pooh stories and films, full of magical adventures with his friends in the 100 Acre Woods. The stories of friendship, love, bravery and compassion make everything about Winnie the Pooh a universally-loved children’s character; combined with the setting of all his adventures in the 100 Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh serves as a wonderful inspiration for nature-themed baby names.

Here are 25 nature-themed baby names inspired by all the magic, wonder and springtime sweetness of Winnie the Pooh!

Baby Names Inspired by Winnie the Pooh

Sale Alert: Buy One, Get One 50% Off Baby Styles at Disney Store!

Confession: I love BOGO sales. They’re always the perfect opportunity to stock up on basics. Right now at Disney Store, you can BOGO 50% off select Disney Baby styles including sleepwear, Cuddly Bodysuits and graphic tees. Featuring your favorite characters like Mickey, Minnie, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princess, Thumper and more, this sale is the perfect opportunity to spruce up baby’s closet at a great price! The BOGO 50% off sale at Disney Store is only for a limited time, now through April 20th or while supplies last, so you’d better hurry: with a sale this great, these baby styles are sure to sell out quick!

Here are my favorite picks for baby from this awesome BOGO 50% off sale at Disney Store.

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