I’m not one of those super earthy moms, I didn’t have a midwife (no offense to anyone who is or did, that’s just not me), but I am a nursing mom. I never nursed Miss A in public, I’m not really sure why not, maybe because it was all new to me, I used a blanket to cover myself at home and stayed away from public places at feeding times.
I used to be extremely discrete about nursing, (and pretty discrete in general) and love that it’s a bonding experience between me and baby. Because there are so many people in public settings I don’t enjoy feeding my babies in public, when I had the choice. Now that I have a 3.5 year old, who’s very active I’m just not able to have that quiet time all the time to nurse. I can’t expect Miss A to sit in a changing room or in my car for 30 minutes expecting her to behave, and it’s just not fair to keep her in the house all the time. So I suck up my worries and I nurse Baby C in public. I’m sure it probably bothers some of my friends a little and makes strangers a tad uneasy, but I’m feeding my baby and nothing more. Read More
If you have ever seen my girls you know that they were born with heads FULL of hair. In fact Miss A has about 10 dolls worth of hair on her head, and most days overwhelms me. But I did pray for little girls with beautiful curly hair before I had children, and I really do love it but it’s just a challenge some days.
Lucky for me No Slippy Hair Clippy makes it a little easier for me to do my job and be the best amateur children’s hairdresser I can be. Our favorite clippy has always been the Michelle:
It goes great with everything and I love to put it in as an accent when Miss A wears her hair up. Not only is it really cute and fashionable but it, and all of No Slippy Hair Clippy’s products are amazingly crafted, you can immediately tell the quality as soon as you take them out of the cute packaging. At great prices to boot, this is my all-time favorite hair clip store. Check them out here: http://www.hairclippy.com/ Read More
In preparation for Miss A going to preschool in the Fall I’ve been attempting to do more “school” type activities with her. I remember learning how to tie my shoes in Kindergarten, pretty vividly actually. I remember our teacher had several primary colored bins full of activities and I remember pulling out the shoe tying activity, unfortunately that’s about all I remember, but I know for certain we did not have Tie Buddies, Teach Them to Tie in No Time.
You’d be surprised to know I am a, “double-looper” when it comes to shoe tying, that’s just the way I was taught by family and it’s the way I’ve always done it. Now, I’ve learned the one loop method, but just like learning a language or using a dominant hand, my two loop style is my go-to. Read More
I am so thrilled at some of the great new products I have been privée to because of my blog. UrthBags is one of my awesome new finds and I’m so excited to them share with you!
UrthBags are fun and super cute, not to mention extremely well made, but that’s not all. One of my favorite things about UrthBags is that they are hand crafted using recycled or biodegradable materials. What a cool way to use trash! I also love that they are made by Fair Trade Women’s Organizations. (Fair Trade meaning that the workers are paid a fair price and given fair work conditions.) For those of you who are socially aware or trying to be more responsible in purchases, each time you purchase an UrthBag you are giving under-privileged women jobs as well as being good to the Earth. I have yet to see other stylish bags that can tout that. Read More
Welcome to my first ever Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway!! I’m super excited that I’m even able to offer this to all of you, my wonderful readers. I was only expecting a handful of companies to feature, but amazingly I received such great feedback and have so many great businesses to share with you. Here’s the list of all of the companies I adore and better yet, starting very soon each company will have their own post, so you can learn more about them, and offer you a great giveaway from their products and services. Can’t you wait?!?!
So go on, check out these great companies, if you have questions or feedback please leave a note in the comments! Don’t you like my cute button? Bee sure to put one on your blog/website to get extra entries to the giveaways! Also check out the, “Find them here” links and be sure to follow for additional entries during our giveaways, plus it’s always nice to support great companies. Click more to read about each company and there may even be some great discounts as well! Read More
When Miss A saw the Target circular in September she automatically decided she would be Snow White. Although, I’m almost positive she would have chosen a different Disney Princess if she had more options, but Snow White is cool. Anyway, I was hoping that Baby C could have a complimenting costume and now knowing that Miss A was going as Snow White I had a few options.
Our first thoughts were that she could be one of the dwarfs. We opted against this idea for a couple of reasons, one being that I couldn’t find a Snow White dwarf costume in 6-9 months anywhere, and also I felt like if I made her a dwarf it may come back on me when she got older. My mom was also thinking maybe Baby C could be a Disney Princess too, but all their costumes were in 12 months and up…sorry Baby C, we tried!! So, after some Facebook chatting and great suggestions I decided that Baby C would be Snow White’s apple. I looked into baby apple costumes and decided they looked more like strawberries and were also a little cumbersome. Instead I opted for an apple hat with red clothes, (I figured that’d be more comfortable for baby C anyway). After seeing Wooleybug Hand-Crafted Specialties on Facebook I knew they could handle making Baby C’s costume come to life with a cute apple hat, and that’s exactly what they did. Read More
Want an alternative to giving out candy for Halloween? I like to be creative for Halloween, but tend to just keep handing out the same old stuff, but not this Halloween! After learning about the devastation in the cocoa fields I’m going Googly!
Googly Bands are my favorite, money conscious of all the bands/bandz options and better yet, they’ve come out with a great Halloween treats. I recently received their Googly Bands Halloween Trick Bag. The Trick Bag comes with 18 bags filled with 3 Halloween themed Googly Bands. Read More
Do you love to shop but hate going to the stores? Would you love for the shops to come to you?? Market Mommies has a huge database of mom owned companies from around the world who want to showcase their products. Check out MarketMommies.com this Tuesday, October 5th from 9pm to 11pm Eastern Time for their very first Mom’s Night In Shopping Extravaganza, and if you can’t make it this Tuesday it will be an ongoing event each Tuesday, same time, same Market Mommie place. Read More
In case you forgot I received a Lubber Tote way back in the day and I loved how unique and fun it was…well, now it’s your turn to get one!! In honor of MommyB Know’s Best’s first anniversary LubberUSA is donating one, cute, red, large, Lubber Tote, just like this one:
The tote seems kind of plain huh?? That’s why LubberUSA has so kindly included 7 different Lubbs, one for each day of the week including: yellow cross, red cherry, yellow smiley face, baseball mitt and ball, and more!
Buy it: These Lubber Totes are super exclusive, so if you want to buy yours before September 20th, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order. For orders after September 20th Go to LubberUSA’s website: http://www.lubberusa.com
If you want to win, however you’ll have to enter!! Vote for me on TopMommyBlogs.com by clicking the button below and tell me you voted in the comment section under this post. You may vote once per household. (But feel free to vote after the contest is over as well.)
Giveaway ends September 17th @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.
You go, I go, ERGO. Sorry that’s the first thing that popped into my head. Seriously though, everyone needs to get an ERGO Baby Carrier. I was very fortunate to be able to try this baby carrier out and I’ll tell you why in a minute.
Let me first start by saying I’ve tried a number of baby carriers including Infantino’s Eurorider, BabyBjorn classic, and Wrap ‘n Wear to name a few. So, since I’m a baby carrier floosie I know a thing or two about ERGO’s competitors. I think for the most part ERGO really stands out from the crowd. While there are a lot of different carriers structured like ERGO and some big name companies are making their own versions of the ERGO, ERGO seems to have all their pieces in place. Read More