Category - Family

Type-A or Bust??? Maybe Bust?!

Type-A Mom LogoWhat the heck am I talking about??? That’s a good question. I’m actually a little confused myself. Being in the mom blog world of course I’m interested in getting to know other mom bloggers, (most of my mommy friends have no clue about mom blogs other than mine,) and of course learn more about how I can do a better job to satisfy my readers.

Along those lines, I’ve been looking at Mom Blogger Conferences, I checked out Blog-Her and would have loved to have gone but Baby C was too little (in my opinon) so I scrapped that and looked around a bit. After checking out several different options, keeping in mind that Baby C is still exclusively nursing…not wanting to take a bottle, I thought Type-A Mom Conference may be a good option for me. It’s about 2 hours from home and near Biltmore, which the family and I have been interested in visiting anyway.

So now….I’m in a quandary, I’d really like to go to the Type-A mom Conference but me being the worrywart that I am so many, “what if’s” are popping in my head. I’m actually not going to type them all out because I think that would just perpetuate my worrying which is not productive for anyone. Hubby would be going with me and watching the girls while I’m at sessions and in between sessions and during breaks I’ll be with them either nursing Baby C or hanging out. He’s such a great hubby! He actually was one of the people encouraging me to attend.

Wonka NerdsSo we’ll see what I end up doing, but I’m more than likely attending. I’ll be the nerdy newbie in the corner. I’m actually pretty outgoing but just the thought of being in a room of accomplished mom bloggers for some reason freaks me out a little. The hotel block is gone, but I’m hoping to work something out so I can still stay in the same hotel at a reasonable rate and hopefully get my business cards printed up and shipped to me in time too. Did I mention I have still not “officially” registered…again my nerdy apprehension overtakes me.

If you are attending Type-A Mom Conference I’d love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a comment, I’d love to hook up with some great mommas!

Where Are They Now?? Product Reviews

Where are they now? I love watching TV shows where they show where some of my favorite 80s and 90s actors are now. So, I thought it might be a good idea to give updates on some of the products I’ve reviewed to see if I still love them, or if things have changed…

In no particular order here is my, “Where Are They Now?? Product Reviews segement #1.

Bebe Au Lait Hooded Towel – I still love this towel, it’s the only baby towel that we have that fully covers Colbie and is so thick even after so many washes. No fading, I am looking forward to buying more so I don’t have to keep washing the one I have over and over again to avoid using Baby C’s other towels.

Tommee Tippee Sippy Cup – Sad to say but after I wrote this review I’ve had a horrible experience with this “spill-proof” cup. Number one after washing the cup it was very difficult to put the valve back in place. For some reason it wouldn’t snap back into place. Secondly the plastics were very thin which was nice, but makes it hard to screw the top on the sippy cup, so I am a little disappointed now that I’ve had longer to test it out.

Japanese Weekend Clothing – Even though it’s been almost 5 months since I had Baby C, the nursing wear that I received from Japanese Weekend has really held it’s own. I am still loving how comfy the pajamas are and enjoy seeing myself shrink in them as my baby weight is slowly coming off.

Chelsea & Main Diaper Bag – When I first got my Chelsea & Main diaper bag I thought it was so huge, now that I’ve filled it up with goodies for Baby C and even a few things for Little Miss A I wish i had something a little bigger. If you’re the kind of mom that likes to travel light it’s definitely a great bad, but I like to have anything and everything I can possibly fit in there.

That’s all for now, have you had any afterthoughts about products you’ve purchased?

Hooked on Phonics Master Reader Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Hooked on Phonics Review GiveawayIn case you haven’t heard I love Hooked on Phonics. Just in time for school to start, I was able to do a review for their Learn To Read Program where Miss A quickly learned her ABCs, she is now spelling out words and beginning reading thanks to Hooked on Phonics. Check out my full review here.

This time I was sent their Master Reader program for children ages 7 and up that is so packed full of learning goodness that I could barely lift the box when it arrived on my doorstep. I was hoping they didn’t just fill it with bricks and much to my delight there were several great Hooked on Phonics Master Reader materials. Read More

Breastfeeding and Beer?

Breastfeeding and Beer?Watching reality TV is one of my guilty pleasures, and I must say I watch far too much of it, if I’m being honest, which I really try to do most of the time. Anyway, out of the shows I watch The Real Housewives series are tops on my list and now a fun spin-off of one of my fav’s from The Real Housewives of New York has her own show. Bethenny Frankel is the star of Bethenny Getting Married? and she is super sarcastic, like me (‘cept I’m not mean, I don’t think,) has a new baby, like me, and is breastfeeding, like me, so it’s pretty fun to watch even though we do have some major differences as well.

As I (and secretly Daddy B) was watching this past week’s episode I noticed the baby nurse giving Bethenny a Blue Moon, no this is not an advertisement but I do really enjoy a good Blue Moon, I did a double take and quickly said to Daddy B, who was blogging on his own blog at the time, “You HAVE to look that up, right now!” I was intrigued! I know many people have found it to be controversial and here are my thoughts on the matter considering that it is World Breastfeeding Week today through the 7th! Read More

The Couponizer Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Yep, you guessed it, I’m one of those mommas or at least pretending to be one. A coupon lady. I’ve always had a small coupon book that I carried with me, but after hearing from friends that they walked out of grocery stores with hundreds of dollars in savings or that the store paid them after their shopping trip, I just couldn’t resist.

The only problem was that I didn’t know where to start. So I found The Couponizer and founder, wife, and mother, Amy Bergin and began my couponing ways. When I opened up my package I spread everything out so you can see what The Couponizer comes with. Here’s a picture of my Couponizer goodies: Read More

MommyB is for Bountiful Harvest

Today was our first Farmer’s Market visit and as I sit here eating McDonald’s, yes you heard right, not food from Old MacDonald’s farm, the kind of McDonald’s that has the fries that never decompose, I wonder where it all went wrong. I guess perhaps it all started this morning…I wasn’t feeling great and Daddy B let me sleep in with Baby C, we ended up getting up around 10:30, this is crazy late for me.

Now in a perfect world I’d get up at 10:30 and the whole family would be ready to head out the door by 11:00 right? Not with us, not only did I need to get myself around, I needed to feed Baby C, get her dressed, dress Little Miss A, and then, dum…dum…dum…Mis A’s hair….this is an entity in itself. Often times I find myself wondering why I prayed for daughters with curly hair, and I love the look when it’s all pretty and done up, but it sure does take some energy, time, and product! After all of us getting ready plus 30 minutes for two puffy piggies, we were finally out the door…at lunchtime?!?! Read More

Introducing the Ball Canning Discovery Kit (Giveaway) {CLOSED}

So my luncheon was a success, Baby C was good for Daddy B, she even took a nap and Little Miss A got treated to some McDonalds (long story short, we gave the lunch I packed for her to a homeless man who needed it more.) I abhor being late, but now that I’m a mom it’s something I have to get over. So, I was very tense being a few minutes late for the luncheon, but I don’t think anyone noticed.

I had no clue where to sit so I grabbed a seat next to three great women, Kathy from Kath Eats Real Food, Emily from The Front Burner, and Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point, right away I noticed these ladies were total foodies, I felt a little weird sitting there, being a stay-at-home-mom who usually eats standing and often with my fingers, but again I don’t think anyone really noticed. From what I gathered I think I may have been the only mom blogger there, which was pretty cool. The girls and I talked a little about Virginia and DC as two of them are moving away very soon. Read More

Sand Gone Giveaway {CLOSED}

So occasionally the companies that send samples for reviews are kind enough to provide an extra for my lucky readers, I posed the review for Sand Gone earlier today here: forgetting that Tiffany has so graciously offered one lucky MommyB Knows Best Reader one of their very own containers of Sand Gone!!

So for those of you who were bummed that I wasn’t doing a Sand Gone giveaway, you’re in luck, you have until July 21st to enter and win and 8 ounce container of Sand Gone.

Here’s how to win: Using the entry form directly below this post (NOT the comment form), submit your name, an email address that you check regularly, and the entry you are submitting. *Please note the Mandatory Entry MUST be completed before you can qualify for additional entries

Giveaway ends July 21st @12:00 am. The winner will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US resident and 18 years or older to enter.

Sand Gone Review

I love summer vacation, the “B” family and I just got back from a great vacation at Myrtle Beach. I know most of you will disagree with me but personally I’d rather spend my time at the pool rather than the beach. I’m not a huge nature person so the sand and salt water just aren’t my thing.

Unfortunately for me Little Miss A loves the beach, so I put on a happy smile and enjoy taking her, even though I know I can expect sand coming out of my ears for days. Or maybe not…with Sand Gone.

I found Sand Gone on another mommy blog and thought with my love *eye roll* of all things sand, that I should try it out. Tiffany Smith, creator of Sand Gone has two children of her own and was nice enough to send a sample my way.
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Ball Canning Event

I’ve been invited to attend a great Charlotte event featuring the new Ball Canning Discovery Kit.  So far it looks pretty great. But I’ll be attending a luncheon to learn more about how it works and benefits. I’m hoping to find out a little more about family meals and maybe even preserving baby foods this way. Pretty cool huh?

In attendance will be several other local bloggers, retailers, consumers, and local press. The event also features Chef Keith Snow of PBS’ “Harvest Eating.” Chef Snow is a Carolina resident and touts wholesome eating. I’m very excited to meet him and learn some mommy tricks to bring back home to my family and yours. Check out his other site as well.

I’ll be posting all about my fun luncheon today very soon. I just hope Baby C is good for daddy while I’m gone.