Lydia Mockensturm

Lydia Mockensturm is a Cleveland based freelance writer, blogger, and editor. She worked as a teacher before deciding to stay home with her two young children. When she’s not reliving her childhood with her kids, she’s usually writing about parenting and education. You can see more of Lydia’s work or get in touch on her website at

Lydia Mockensturm
Baby playing with a wooden car.

Product Reviews

The 10 Best Baby Toys of 2023

Choosing toys that are recommended by child development experts and designed for your baby’s age can help to ensure that they’re developmentally appropriate.

Young girl string wooden bead craft for homeschooling.


12 Fun Hand-Eye Coordination Games for Kids

Encouraging your child to play and explore is one of the best things you can do to improve hand-eye coordination.

Child cover ears with hands and closed eyes.

Autism, Behavior

How to Deal With Sensory Overload in Children

You can help your child manage their symptoms and even prevent future meltdowns by learning how to deal with sensory overload.

Thawing breast milk in bottle warmer

Product Reviews

9 Best Bottle Warmers of 2023

We’re here to help you find the best bottle warmer that comes with tons of different features that will fit your family's needs.

New born baby boy resting in mothers arms


The Ultimate Newborn Checklist: What You Need & How Much

Our ultimate newborn checklist helps you find all the baby items (and how many) you’ll need for bedtime, feeding, changing, and just about everything else.

Clamp pink portable fan.

Product Reviews

11 Best Stroller Fans of 2023

We’ve compiled a list of the best stroller fans right here, along with the pros, cons, and any special features for each one.

Tired mother in putting her baby into sleep.


Common Baby Sleep Regression Ages & How Long They Last

Keep reading to find out common sleep regression ages, how long they last, and how to get through them without losing your sanity.

Young adult man preparing the mattress and sheets for his son's bassinet.

Product Reviews, Sleep

The Bassinet Mattress Guide for Confused Parents

Bassinets typically come with a safe mattress. When choosing a replacement mattress, make sure it’s safe by looking at the shape, size, and materials used.

Baby monitor

Product Reviews

The 8 Best Baby Monitors of 2023

From simple audio only baby monitors to high-end smart monitors, there’s a baby monitor out there for every type of family.


How To Clean a Pack ‘N Play: Spot Clean to Deep Clean

Pack 'n Plays give your baby a safe place to nap or play wherever you go, but they can get dirty and sometimes need a good cleaning.

Woman folding baby clothes.


How to Fold Baby Clothes: KonMari, Traditional & More!

Keep your baby’s clothes organized and wrinkle-free with these step-by-step instructions on how to fold baby clothes using the KonMari method.

Baby sitting on potty chair.

Potty Training, Product Reviews

The 7 Best Potty Chairs of 2023

When you’re looking for the perfect potty chair for your little one, the options can be overwhelming. You may be wondering what type of potty chair is best.