Life in the FASTen Lane

Stress-Free Road Trips with the Kiddos!

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Stress-Free Road Trips with the Kiddos!

Planning a family road trip? Think of how relaxing that might be...without the kids. Okay now it's time to WAKE UP! You have somewhere to go, and you have kids, and everyone is piling into the car or minivan for a fun-filled family adventure on the road! Sound like fun? Um, not so much. But for real, it actually can be fun! All it takes is a little planning ahead.   I love this article by Scary Mommy called "How To Survive Road Tripping With Kids." They touch on quite a few things, like how to perfect that frightening look to give your...

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Are Magnets Safe in Children's Products?

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Are Magnets Safe in Children's Products?

So if you know anything about FASTEN®, you know that we use magnetic fasteners in our girls' bathing suits to make diaper changes and bathroom breaks quick and easy! We have been getting an AMAZING response since we launched, and have received rave reviews from mom bloggers across the country! We have had some questions recently about the safety of magnets in children's clothing, so we would like to address that here. First let us say that we are moms too, so we completely understand that your child's safety is first and foremost. We would NEVER put our own children...

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Mom Hacks for Newborns

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Mom Hacks for Newborns

Having a newborn baby can be quite daunting! If you're a first-time parent, you are stepping into uncharted territory. And if this isn't your first go-around, you might forget some of the tips and tricks you knew about the last time you had a newborn. There are definitely ways to make this time a little smoother. Check out these newborn parenting hacks we LOVE from Pop Sugar.

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Spending Quality Time With Your Kids

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Spending Quality Time With Your Kids

We moms are BUSY! There's just no way around it. Whether we're working full time, part time, or we aren't working at all, we're always busy planning for our families. Present for tomorrow's birthday party? Check! (Hint: FASTEN® bathing suits make GREAT gifts for girls! 😉🎁) Grocery list? Check! Weekly schedule made? Check. Laundry? Check! (Hey, even if it's folded and has been sitting in the basket for three days, it still counts!) The point is, we are so busy caring and shuffling and preparing and assisting and planning that sometimes a day might go by and we actually forget...

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Your Kids!

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Your Kids!

As moms, we know how important it is to feed our kids a healthy breakfast. We want to start their days off right! Whether they are heading to school, to an activity, or to the beach, a good breakfast can give them energy to have a great morning. Check out some of the awesome suggestions below from Real Simple.  English-Muffin Egg Pizzas Yogurt and Granola Parfait Bagel and Cream Cheese With Tomato and Cucumber Eggs With Ham, Cheddar, and Chives Easy Chocolate Croissants Eggs With Tortilla Chips, Salsa, and Cheese Egg in a Hole With Berries and Yogurt Farina With Apricots...

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