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.

From Man Cave to Madison's Room: A Nursery Reveal You Have to See to Believe

I recognize we had it pretty easy when we designed Judah’s nursery: the room was already painted blue and we decided it would be a space-themed nursery regardless of whether we were having a boy or a girl. I recently came across an amazing nursery transformation online of a what you’d call a “man cave” – beer posters, sports and fantasy figurines, the works – into a gorgeous, lovingly redesigned nursery for a baby girl named Madison who’s set to make her appearance any day now!

The nursery reveal was so dramatic I just had to reach out to soon-to-be Dad and Mom Kris and Jen S. to share this stunning transformation. Click through to watch this room go from macho man cave to an adorable, cozy girl’s nursery – made with love by her Daddy.

Check Out the New Pinocchio Fashion Collection for Baby at Disney Store!

Are you ready for cuteness with no strings attached? Check out the brand new Pinocchio fashion collection for baby, now at Disney Store! Featuring everyone’s favorite little puppet, Pinocchio – and all his pals, including Figaro, Cleo and of course, Jiminy Cricket – get ready for sporty, nautical inspired looks for your little one’s late summer/early fall wardrobe.

You can see the complete collection here at Disney Store, but here are my eight favorite must-have Pinocchio picks!

Surviving Colic: Thoughts From One Year Later

It’s hard to believe with my smiling, giggling, babbling toddler that this time a year ago, Judah seemed like a completely different person – more than just the usual myriad of changes you would expect between a 2-month old and a 14-month-old. Last July, we were in the beginning stages of what felt like an endless 10 weeks of colic. It happened so randomly, too: Judah was perfectly fine and dandy one Sunday and then come that following Monday morning, it was like someone had switched out my serene little angel with a miserable crying baby who could barely be consoled.

Apart from Judah’s month-long NICU stay, dealing with colic has been one of the most difficult parts of our parenting journey thus far. I had a lot of practical surviving colic advice to give last year. Now, looking back a year later, I have some more inspirational thoughts on the whole matter.

If you’re going through colic with your little one or know someone who is, know that yes, you will get through this. It’s not going to be easy, but I promise you will.

The Disney "Tsum Tsums" Are Here!

Say hello to a whole new stackable world of cute from Disney Store: the Disney Tsum Tsum plush toys are here! These super popular toys, based on the endlessly playable, ridiculously adorable Disney Tsum Tsum mobile game (available on Google Play and App Store) have been a huge hit in Japan, and now they’ve made their way overseas so we can all share in the cuteness!

“Tsum Tsum” is Japanese for “stack stack” and the game and toys take their names from the ancient Zen art of stacking stones – and stacking just happens to be the favorite thing Disney Tsums love to do! There are so many Tsums to choose from and make a perfect cuddly plush toy for your little one. Planning a Disney-themed nursery? These little stackable plush toys are a must to add a dash of Disney cuteness to your little one’s nursery! The ideas are endless for baby with Disney Tsums: baby’s first stuffed toy, nursery decorations, an adorable, simple baby shower gift or even party favors for baby’s first birthday party!

Let’s take a look at these kawaii (Japanese for “super cute”) creations!

Judah's First Camping Trip!

My husband and I love to go camping. Confession: I didn’t really go tent camping out in the woods until my mid-twenties! But I loved it so much that we actually registered at REI as one of our wedding registries when we got married. Ever since we wanted to have kids, we’ve always been excited about the idea of taking our child camping with us. Well, the wait has ended and Judah has survived his first camping trip!

Here are all the highlights from our fabulous July 4th camping weekend with friends.

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