I love seeing newborn babies in the hospital, not only are they an amazing blessing but they also look like cute little burritos swaddled in their blankets. I don’t think I ever got the hang of wrapping Little Miss A up quite like they did at the hospital though. I think I’d compare it to when you go get your hair done at a salon and try to recreate it yourself the next day with no help. But nonetheless I swaddled her, people unwrapped her to see her hands and feet, (I guess to make sure they were still there,) and I re-swaddled her again.
Being that I’m a short mommy I’m sure she was scrunched pretty tightly in my womb so I wanted her to feel like she was at home. So I did my best to wrap her tightly, but being a first time mom I didn’t know there was a much easier way than folding, using my knees, mouth, elbows and any extra body parts I had available to perform the perfect baby swaddle. Fortunately for my resourcefulness and great word of mouth from other moms, I found Halo. Read More
Little Miss A is VERY intrigued at the prospect of tying her own shoes. I guess that’s just how an independent 2 year old (almost 3 year old), is. If she had her way she really would be tying them all on her own. Now I know that 2/3 is a little young, generally speaking, to be tying shoes, but at the same time I figure why not fill her little sponge brain (not a put down) as much as I can if she wants to learn?!?
I first saw Tie Z’s on Twitter and thought that would be a GREAT way to show Miss A at least the steps towards solo shoe tying. Tie Z’s touts shoe tying made easy. Basically it’s three cute designed snaps that you place, (under direction,) on your child’s shoe. There are then instructions on the back of the card you receive them on and also a great How To Video on their site: http://www.tiezs.com/how-to.html. In addition to the Tie Z’s themself you also receive, by email, a rewards chart to record progress.
Trying to find maternity clothes that you know everyone won’t be wearing? You may want to check out Nuka contemporary maternity clothes clothing line. Nuka was created by Julia Noik, a graphic artist turned fashion designer. Nuka focuses on soft, luxurious, modern pieces that look and feel great for mom-to-be. The line has grown from vintage inspired tees to fun maternity essentials and even includes some hand-dyed items.
I cannot say that I am a “Green” mommy or that I do all the right things when it comes to being eco-friendly. However, I do try to take steps in the “Green” direction like recycling and checking out great sites for eco-friendly products like Grow Green Baby.
Grow Green Baby is a great website for organic baby products and a few fun mom products as well. They have everything to cover your baby necessities from 100% organic clothing to baby safe Green to Grow bottles and bubbly body wash to keep your baby fresh and clean.
Chelsea & Main is a new parenting brand designed for moms and dads who want the best in products for their new baby. Their design team combines great design, style, and function to create the highest quality products at the most affordable prices.
Their designs are warm, vibrant, colorful, friendly, and energetic-distinctively Chelsea & Main. Designed hand in hand with a team of new parents, Chelsea & Main offers the greatest attention to detail, up-to-the-moment looks and best quality, all at a fantastic value.
Best yet, all of their bags are available at Walmart.com and $25 and under! I love my Chelsea & Main Flap Pocket Diaper Bag. While the name isn’t very flattering, I love so many things about this bag. Before my Chelsea & Main bag I had been using a Nine West bag-turned diaper bag, so the bag wasn’t really made for diapering or mommying but looked cute. Well, my Chelsea & Main bag has both. I love the cute flower print, since I’m having another girl I figured it was appropriate. Read More
Expressiva Nursing Wear is great for moms who want to nurse their child discretely and look good in the process. From tops and bottoms, to night wear, and accessories. Expressiva has your nursing needs covered, literally. One of the reasons I love Expressiva is that their prices are pretty reasonable in regards to nursing wear. They have a great selection and many different colors to choose from as well.
Expressiva invites their customers to use their rating system, which I found extremely helpful in deciding which size shirt to buy. The Pleated Scoop Neck that I got as a generous fit and has some great reviews from moms who’ve already worn it and tried it out. I love that!
While you can’t buy Expressiva clothes in stores, their customer service and sales departments are very on top of all their orders, plus their return policy is very mom friendly. Not pregnant or nursing, but know someone who is? Expressiva offers gift certificates from $25 to $200 making this a wonderful present for any expecting mom.
Buy any great Expressiva products here:http://www.expressiva.com Expressiva is also giving one lucky reader a chance to win a $35 gift card to anything in their online store. Read More
If you haven’t figured it out now there is a whole world of handmade delights, this world is called Etsy.com. In this world you’ll find many fun and exciting purchases. Things you would never dream of making, things you wish you could make, and things you think are just plain cute.
Since Little Miss A has the hair of, well, a baby lion, except much prettier of course. There is no alternative other than to find cute headbands, bows, and hair ties to accentuate her sweet face and keep her hair out of her eyes. Read More
If you’re a fan of the website Etsy.com you have probably seen a number of shops that offer really cute tile pendants, most of them using scrabble pieces as the tile, which I think is a really cute and “green” use for the scrabble pieces. Well, I happened to stumble upon Yum Yum Pendants. I think one of the neatest things about the shop is that they offer personalized pieces. Each piece is handcrafted just for you.
I love that there are many choices of pendants to personalize as well as other great designs without an initial. It was actually really hard to choose just one. Another one of my favorites is pictured above and is beautiful for Valentines Day, or even just to give to someone you love. Read More
Look what I found in my stocking! Actually chicBuds sent me a sample to try out for my blog and all I can say is I’m a lucky mommy. I don’t even know where to start with these amazing head phones. I think it was love at first sight 🙂
From the flavorful packaging descriptions that almost make you want to bite into these yummy ear-glitz electronics to the amazing functionality it’s a product that every mommy should own.
I’m not huge on buying things just because they’re cute so there’s a chance I might not have picked these up on my own, but honestly these are the best headphones I’ve used for several reasons.