Meredith Smith is the senior editor at TheKingLive

Meredith smith

Meredith Smith

Meredith is currently our resident Associate Editor. Alongside Joseph, she personally proofreads and reviews all articles submitted by our writer team prior to publication. But just like every other staff at the site, she also has a hand in creating content for TheKingLive and its readers.

Meredith’s specialization lies in the Home and Garden section as well as topics relating to Baby Care.

As the mother of a toddler and a newborn, Meredith is one of the very few people at TheKingLive who has an authoritative voice on this topic. She can tell you exactly what you need and what you should get for your child.

According to Meredith, she enjoys being a “modern parent”. In other words, she loves leveraging smart home technology and the latest baby care equipment to keep her home and family in order. If you read her article, more than anything, Meredith is a staunch supporter for smart baby monitoring tech.

Besides baby care topics, you can also find a couple of her articles on Home and Garden, too. Having worked as a freelance reviewer for a few years in her own time at home, Meredith can give you some nifty insights into home-improvement products. You can count on her to help you out when it comes to products that can help your home look and feel better to live in.

Big bonus if your home also has a child running around. Many of Meredith’s guides are to help you manage a modern, comfortable home with children.

When she’s not working, Meredith enjoys spending time with her two children and gardening. To take care of her children better, she primarily works from her home in a quiet suburb of Minnesota.

A Few Words from Meredith Smith:

“Any parent knows the hardship that comes with raising a tiny human being that depends wholly on us to keep them safe, fed, and happy. Though I won’t trade it for the world, it’s stressful having this responsibility. Though I constantly try to make an effort to make our entire family’s life better, it is always a work in progress.

It surely can be difficult (and sometimes confusing) to find the best products for the home and the children. The home improvement and baby care industries are enormous. At the top of my head, I can name a dozen familiar brands and I can point to hundreds of great products that are worth investigating if you have the time.

But the thing is that not many people (parents, especially) have the time to pore through long-winded reviews.

This is the purpose I found while working at TheKingLive. I hope I can partly share some of this great burden with you through my words and expertise.”

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Fall in Love with Best Vacuum Cleaner for Laminate Floors: Make Your Laminate Floors Shine!

There is a reason laminate floors are so popular these days. You see them everywhere, from your friend's house to home improvement magazines. They look just like real hardwood but cost much less and are easier to install.
Apr 15, 2023

Best Vacuum For Vinyl Plank Floors: 8 TOP Choices At The Moment

Why should I get the best vacuum for vinyl plank floors and not just use a random model?
Jul 24, 2022

Best Steam Mop for Vinyl Floors: Buying Guide & Best Product Reviews (2023)

One of the most fiercely-debated arguments about vinyl floors is whether it can be cleaned with a steam mop or not. Some say that you shouldn’t, some say that when properly done, it’s totally possible.
May 07, 2022

The Best Steam Mop For Laminate Floors: TOP Products Roundup 2023

Laminate floors are one of the trickiest types of floorings to clean. While it certainly looks good and can last a long time, it is fairly sensitive. Without the correct cleaning technique or the right cleaning tool, your laminate floors could be quickly ruined.
Jan 17, 2022

Best Shark Apex Vacuum Review: Buying Guides And Ratings

Shark is famous for producing high-quality vacuums at friendly prices. In my opinion, after spending years testing different vacuums, the Shark apex vacuum is one of the best vacuum Shark ever produced. This model is perfect for anyone who looks for a powerful upright vacuum for deep cleaning purposes.
Jul 02, 2021

Best Shark Navigator Lift Away - Review and buying guide

Shark is a famous vacuum brand. The company offers customers a wide range of powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use products. Their vacuums are durable, ensuring that homeowners can use them for years without experiencing any failure, even on extensive vacuuming tasks. Shark Navigator Lift Away is a famous product line of this company with a series of well-made and portable vacuums, greatly enhancing users' mobility.
May 18, 2021

Best Shark Vacuum for Pet Hair: Best Products to Buy in This Year

If only our pets don’t shed like crazy every time shedding seasons roll around, they would have been the perfect creatures. But considering the way they provide us their unconditional love, the least we could do is clean up after them.
Mar 22, 2021

Best Vacuum For Pet Hair And Hardwood Floors - The Complete Review

Pet hair and a hardwood floor is a nightmare combo for any vacuums, especially if your models aren’t specifically designed for these applications. Hence, oftentimes, you will find yourself not really satisfied with the vacuuming results, no matter how much time you’ve put into the work.
Mar 22, 2021

Best Laminate Floor Polishes To Make Your Floor Shine Like New Again

Laminate flooring is popular for several reasons. It's affordable, relatively durable, available in multiple color options, and pretty low-maintenance compared to other flooring types. But it still loses its shine bit by bit over time. This is typically due to grime and dirt building up, and unlike hardwood floors, you can't wax laminate flooring with any soap-based cleaning product or it may look even duller.
Mar 22, 2021

Best Corded Stick Vacuums For Any Challenges

Corded stick vacuums are easy to use and can handle major cleaning jobs. More importantly, they do not take much storage space and are usually inexpensive compared to their cordless siblings. But there are many corded vacuum models on the market, and they all seem to be of great quality.
Mar 22, 2021

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 2087: A Good Deal For Pet Owners

My two beautiful cats have been shedding like crazy lately. And worst, when I try to clean up with my old vacuum, the brush roll gets all tangled up, making it less and less effective. So like other pet parents, I was in search of another pet hair vacuum. And the Bissell 2087 is what I found.

Jan 10, 2023

Shark Apex Uplight Lift-Away Duoclean LZ601: Strong Suction In A Compact Body

Even though robot vacuums have become popular and gained a significant market share, there are some areas where they still fall short. People with pets or those who need to vacuum high places will know this, and this makes manual models like upright vacuums still essential for their homes.

Dec 22, 2022

Hoover WindTunnel Max UH30600 Reviews - Hoover Windtunnel Max Bagged Upright - Uh30600

For those looking for a new vacuum cleaner, Hoover isn’t a shabby place to start the search.

Apr 15, 2021

Hoover Power Scrub Elite Review: Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Carpet Cleaner, FH50251

In those cases, a decent carpet cleaner will come in handy. It's not only useful for removing stains, but with a machine like that readily available at home, you can improve the performance of your carpets and prolong their lifetime.

Apr 15, 2021

Hoover Fh11300PC Spotless Portable Cleaner Reviews - The Perfect Tool For Spot Treating

Pet messes, spilled foods, wine, and embedded dirt on carpets and upholstery can cause you some serious troubles, as it would take a lot of effort and tedious cleaning for you to wipe off the unwanted messes. Not to mention that if the stains are dried, you would have to go through a lot of trouble trying to eliminate them, so it’s always nice to have a fully-featured spot cleaner in your house.

Apr 15, 2021

Shark IQ Robot R101AE: The Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL RV1001Ae Wi-Fi Connected, Robot Vacuum with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Review

I cannot imagine life without a vacuum cleaner. These useful machines make our house cleaning jobs so easy! I have always used a vacuum to keep my house spotless. However, now that I am an older person, I find that bending under furniture has become a bit of a nuisance.  Due to this reason, I thought about investing in a robot vacuum cleaner.

Apr 14, 2021

BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10 Cup – If speed is what you need

For coffee lovers, there is no better way to start the morning than with a nicely-brewed cup of java, already available within reach. And if you also want to save your time instead of working with manual brewing equipment, then having your coffee maker ready is certainly going to help.

Mar 22, 2021

Bonavita Kettle Reviews: The Best Electric Kettle for Coffee Making

When you think about kettles, you think about boiling water. However, they all come in different sizes, speeds, and additional features. It is necessary to ask yourself if you want a traditional stovetop kettle or if you'd prefer an electric variable temperature kettle for everyday use.

Mar 15, 2021

VTech DM221 review - an affordable yet reliable audio baby monitor

Parents are always worried about their child, whether it is their first or second. If you are the parents of newborns, you want to make sure that your young children are safe and sound. Audio baby monitors like the VTech Safe and Sound monitor come as a useful tool to help you listen to your baby while he is sleeping. 

Mar 04, 2021

Gerber Suspension NXT - Your Trusted Prepper Gadget

While your normal toolkits can be quite functional for heavy work, they are still a little inconvenient in certain cases when portability is required. As a result, users would love to have a suitable multi-tool as a means to solve their problems.

Mar 01, 2021

Does Laminate Flooring Need Underlayment? Detailed Answers With Laminate Mop Recommendations

Many people don’t really know the correct answer to the question: does laminate flooring need underlayment? If you’re one of them, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Because today, we are here to talk about the importance of underlayment for laminate floors.
May 02, 2023

How To Use Bissell Crosswave: A Complete Guide For New Owners

It might be the perfect choice if you want to mop and sweep your floors at the same time, but not knowing how to use the Bissell Crosswave may render those advantages useless.
Jan 04, 2023

How To Install Vinyl Plank Flooring Like A Pro

There is a reason so many people want to know how to install vinyl plank flooring. Modern advancements in appearance and quality have made this material an excellent solution for many places in the house.
Jan 02, 2023

How To Cut Vinyl Flooring In 6 Different Ways - Simple Methods You Can Do At Home

The vinyl plank floor is very beautiful and easy to maintain. Moreover, you can easily install vinyl flooring at home without the help of professionals. But if you don’t know how to cut vinyl flooring correctly, the finished result may not look pleasant and you will waste more material than you have to. So, how to cut vinyl flooring correctly, you asked?
Nov 30, 2022

How To Get Rid Of Carpet Beetles To Protect Your Textiles

If one day you see your beautiful carpet or your favorite piece of clothing has tiny holes on it, chances are there are carpet beetles in your house. That is when you must learn how to get rid of carpet beetles asap because the damage can be greater than it looks.
Oct 24, 2022

Replace Carpet With Vinyl Flooring - Is It A Good Idea For Home Innovation?

There will be a day when you realize your house needs a makeover. The fastest way to change your house’s appearance is to replace carpet with vinyl flooring. This is a project you can do at home. You only need to learn the correct way to do this. And the tutorial is right below!
Sep 28, 2022

When Is The Best Time to Buy Flooring?

Just like any commodity on the market, the price of new floorings can change drastically throughout the entire year. They can be cheap during some months, which is the best time to buy flooring.
Aug 31, 2022

Roomba Won’t Charge: How To Troubleshoot & What You Can Do To Repair It At Home

A Roomba, even an entry-level model, costs far more than your average broom-and-dustpan or vacuum cleaner. So, it can understandably be very infuriating when the robot is suddenly waylaid by technical problems like Roomba won’t charge.
Aug 14, 2022

Can You Put Laminate Floor Over Tile? Say No More, Try These 5 Easy Steps

Can you put laminate floor over tile? Have you ever asked yourself this question? That sounds like an impossible mission, right?
Jul 18, 2022

Roomba Flashing Red Light: A Detailed Troubleshooting Guide

When you notice your Roomba flashing red light, there is nothing to worry about. It is part of the normal operation of iRobot vacuum cleaners. Make some adjustments, and this annoying light will go away.
Jul 14, 2022