In May and June of 2010 something magical and inspiring happened on this blog. What started out as my simple mission to raise $1,000 for a family whose baby boy was battling Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma, turned into the most generous outpouring of love and support this blog has ever had the pleasure to experience. Baby Rabies readers came together, and in 3 short weeks, blew my original $1,000 goal out of the water by raising over $9,400 for Baby Sam and the Sartin family.

It started with this post.

You can read more posts about Sam and the fundraiser as it progressed hereherehere (which includes a MUST SEE thank you video), and here.

You can still donate money to the Sartin family for Sam as he continues his battle. Just click on the “donate” button below. To keep up with Sam’s journey, check out the Sartin’s blog –

The following amazing and generous companies came together to donate their products and services in exchange for donations to the #helpSam fundraising PayPal account.

Featured Sponsor- Modern Bird Studios– 12x 24 custom piece of art ($280 value, US only)

Lisa Leonard Designs- $100 credit for custom jewelry (anywhere)
Blogs By Mandy– one blog design ($60, anywhere)
Moby Wrap– one Moby Wrap and coordinating acccessories set ($50+, US only)
The Vintage Chain – $50 credit for handstamped jewelry (anywhere)
Mabel’s Labels – LOL Essentials Combo Pack ($48, US & Canada)
YouGotScents– Scentsy Full Size System ($40, US only)
Delovely Designs– custom birthday party or baby shower invitation design (design only, not printing, anywhere, $30)
Dr. Greene- Autographed copies of Raising Baby Green and Feeding Baby Green (2 separate prizes, priceless, US & Canada)
Maureen Lipinski– Autographed copies of A Bump in the Road and Not Ready For Mom Jeans (2 separate prizes, priceless, US & Canada)
Baby Teresa– one 100% cotton onesie ($35, anywhere)
Crunchy Clean– 1 green cleaning kit, 1 bag of laundry detergent, 1 bag of diaper detergent (1 prize, $30+, US only)
BoogaBoo Boutique– Full size and matching travel size fabric covered wipes case ($25, US only)
No Time For Flashcards– 2 Alphabet Crafts eBooks (2 prizes, $8 each, anywhere)

Added 5/24

Ju-Ju-Be – 2 Mighty Be bags (2 prizes, $48, US only)
Kids Fly Safe – CARES Child Aviation Restraint System ($75, US only)
KidsCraft – 1 Shuttle Imagination Play House ($70) and 1 Creation Cottage ($60) (2 prizes, US only)
Zebra Mix – 1 Deluxe Cupcake Studio Kit ($23) and 1 Organic Deluxe Flour Power Cookie Kit ($23) (2 prizes, US only)
Wild Creations – 1 EcoAquarium Classic Kit ($30) and 1 Wallace & Gromit Cracking Alarm Clock  ($35) (2 prizes, US only)
Marshmallow Fun – 1 Classic Blaster marshmallow shooter ($28) and 1 Zebra Shooter ($27) each with a bag of edible ammo (2 prizes, US only)
Sally Daner Designs – Winners choice of either Lotus Petal Shaped earrings or Crystal Teardrop earrings ($50, 1 prize, US only)
Charmed and Dangerous– One charm necklace of winner’s choice ($48, US only)
Mandy and Pandy– 1 set of 6 Mandy and Pandy books and 1 pair of Mandy and Pandy Dolls ($88, 1 prize, US only)
Fair Indigo– 1 organic Toddler Jiffy Sweater and matching organic Jiffy the Giraffe doll ($74, 1 prize, US only)
Nookie Scooter– $25 credit toward anything in the store (US only)

Added 5/26

Kids Preferred – $200 basket of plush toys (US only)
Innovative Kids – $100 worth earth friendly of books, puzzles and games (US only)
Alphabotz – 2 sets of Superphonic Decoder Cards ($20, 2 prizes, US only)

Added 5/29

Rachel Devine Photography – 5 copies of a full set of Photoshop actions and presets “The Whole Kit and Caboodle”  (must have CS3 or above to use it) ($170 each, 5 prizes)
Softly Sweetly – 2.5 dozen assorted specialty marshmallows ($30, US only)
Vamplets – 1 Vamplet baby plush vampyre and disappearing bottle of “blood” ($20, US only)
AJ Designs Jewelry – Jet black and sterling silver ring ($32, US only)

Added 6/8
Lia Sophia– any piece up to $100 in value (US only, only available through Irene)
Happy Girl Greetings– $50 store credit (free shipping anywhere internationally)
Sweet Adeline– $20 store credit (US only)
















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  • Is there anything sweeter than a baby who learns to wave hi and then greets every single person, car, dog, and tree with a smile? #wallaceaustin
  • These two are #brothergoals ❤️❤️ Also? @kampgroundsofamerica jumping pillows are Playground #GOALS
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  • There are so many fresh faces here, and I’m thrilled! My 15 month old is currently napping ON ME so I thought I’d use this as an opportunity to introduce myself and share more about Baby Rabies to you newcomers. 🤗 👋🏻 I’m Jill Krause, mom of 4 (nearly 10 year old son Kendall, 7 year old daughter Leyna, 4.5 year old son Lowell- we call him LoLo a lot, and 15 month old son Wallace). I’m married to Scott, my college sweetheart- MIZZOU 🐯 👶

Baby Rabies is what happens when your baby fever is incurable. And that’s what happened to me 11 years ago when I bought and decided to blog anonymously about my secret and sudden obsession with conceiving my first baby. 👬🤱 The logo is a play on a positive pregnancy test, but we love and embrace all kinds of families and caregivers around here, no matter how they came together. 💖

It is my greatest wish that this space is inclusive and supportive and uplifting, without feeling sanctimonious or void of humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are always open to improving ourselves, but perfection is never the goal. 🏞

I’m currently traveling the country in an RV with my husband and 4 kids. We sold our dream house last year to find our dream life. We are documenting that at So if you see pictures pop up and wonder why we spend so much time in an RV or why our baby has, like, 4 outfits, or why we seem to go on a ton of vacations- that’s why. 😆 ❓

Are you new here? I’d love if you’d introduce yourself below! ✨
  • I could hug whoever invented the puddle jumper floaties. Kids have no idea the torture we endured with blow up floatie wings back in the day. I can still smell the plastic and hear the awful noise they made when you had to take them off after you got wet.
  • Spring training for summer starts now. 🌞
  • Pic unrelated, but it's a cute baby and the thing I want to tell you about is super relevant if you're into babies! Tonight is the countdown to make sure you name is in for the over $3000 in awesomeness that one lucky someone is going to get! Follow the link in our bio before midnight tonight to see what's up! 🙌🏻❤️⬅️