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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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

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.
Jun 08, 2022

Can You Use A Steam Mop On Laminate Floors: Basic Laminate Floor Care Tutorial 2022

Laminate floors have gained a lot of traction among homeowners as a substitute to hardwood floors. They are cheaper, more durable, while still offering the sought-after organic look of real wood.
May 19, 2022

How To Get Wax Off Hardwood Floors In The Most Gentle Way

Hardwood flooring is a popular traditional option, mainly thanks to the natural beauty that can go with most home decoration styles. But there is some time you may need to learn how to get wax off hardwood floors for different reasons.
May 04, 2022

How To Clean Discolored Vinyl Flooring Safely And Effectively

Learning how to clean discolored vinyl flooring can come to your rescue one day. This is a great option for modern houses as it doesn't cost much to install and maintain. The affordable price tag doesn't limit its durability. Vinyl flooring can be long-lasting, even under constant wear and tear.
Apr 26, 2022

How To Paint Laminate Floors - The Quickest, Easiest Ways

Laminate floors are beautiful and incredibly long-lasting when they’re maintained properly. Unfortunately, it’s not immune to the effect of time. Even if you care for it, laminate floors will become worn down after a few years.
Feb 14, 2022

How To Get Paint Off Laminate Floors With Simple Solutions

It is not your fault when paint spills and splatters happen. But sometimes, the stains can go unnoticed for a very long time and dry completely before they come to your attention.
Dec 16, 2021

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.

Jun 02, 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

Prana Brion pants review - the best budget pants for hikers

We all love jeans because it is a durable and comfortable item of clothing for many different occasions and activities. However, good hiking clothes should be breathable, waterproof, warm, stretchy, and comfortable. Unfortunately Denim are usually heavy, hot, and become uncomfortable when they are wet.

Jan 15, 2021

CRKT Drifter review - an inexpensive yet well-made folding pocket knife

For people who are not accustomed to a pocket knife, carrying an EDC (everyday carry) knife might sound strange, unnecessary, and even scary. This fear is understandable because knives can escalate things out of control. However, if used properly, it's a multifaceted tool that makes our lives easier and safer.

Jan 13, 2021

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Review: Out-of-the-box comfort hiking shoes

It is difficult to find trustworthy hiking shoes with a great balance between comfort, safety, weight, durability, and traction. We have researched a variety of products available and we consolidated our findings into a Merrell Moab 2 mid review to bring you the very best qualities that these shoes provide.

Jan 05, 2021

Leatherman Rebar Review: The Most Compact Heavy Duty Multi-Tool

Whether you are a contractor or a DIY-enthusiast carrying an entire toolbox everywhere is impractical. That's why having a multi-tool will give you quick access to many useful tools in a flash.

Dec 29, 2020

Salomon X Ultra 3 Low Gtx Hiking Shoes Review

The Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX is one of the most popular hiking shoes for both amateurs and professionals alike. This is all due to its versatility: the shoes can work its magic on any occasion from day hikes, backpacking trips, to trail running.

Dec 17, 2020

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Review

It’s extremely important to have a comfortable, sturdy, and dependable pair of boots to support you while you’re on a hiking trail. When you’re pitted against the worst that nature has to offer, from rocky terrains to torrential rains, you have to constantly be on the move. What’s more, you have to move quickly and efficiently.

Dec 16, 2020

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 (2022)

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 2022

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

The 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

8 Best Vacuums For Laminate Floors That Actually Work

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.
Mar 22, 2021