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Lansinoh Affinity Breast Pump Review

Lansinoh LogoBefore I even gave birth to Miss A I received sample products in the mail from Lansinoh, a great company that focuses on real moms and providing products to meet their nursing needs.

I absolutely love Lansinoh’s Lanolin cream (nipp

le cream), milk storage bags, and their disposable nursing pads, and after trying out Lansinoh’s brand new Affinity, Double Electric Breast Pump I now love them even more. Read More

ERGOBaby Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

ERGO Baby LogoYou 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

Body by Bethenny Review

Body By Bethenny

Chef, author, reality TV star, entrepreneur, mommy, and now workout buddy, Bethenny Frankel shows that no matter how busy you are you still have time to work out with her Body By Bethenny workout DVD.

Bethenny is joined by celebrity instructor Kristin McGee for this 40-minute yoga program. The purpose of the DVD is to stretch and strengthen your entire body following up with a 10-minute strength-training segment.

My thoughts on the introduction are that it is a sweet personal message from Bethenny; it’s a little scripted, but seems like her personality and own thoughts are behind it. She talks about how the workout is for everyone at every fitness stage, and that being a “Skinnygirl” isn’t about what size you are, it’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin. Read More

Dipe ‘N Go Giveaway {CLOSED}

Dipe N GoRecently I reviewed Dipe ‘N Go, an amazing travel diaper changing station. If you didn’t get a chance to read the review, check it out here: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/dipe-n-go-review/

Since then I’ve received a number of comments from friends and strangers about how cool this products is. Well, the owner of Dipe N’ Go has emailed me to let me know she’d like to run a giveaway, and I’m always up for getting you amazing, free products.

One lucky MommyB Knows Best reader will receive their very own gender neutral Dipe N’ Go changing system.

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 August 18th @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.

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

The Mommy Files Review

Kind of like my mommy journey, the book The Mommy Files: Secrets Every New Mom Should know presented by SheKnows.com and written by Jen Klein started off within a mom group. This is a great book for brand-new, first-time moms, but don’t expect to get much out of it if you’ve already been through motherhood.

When I first became a mom, no amount of babysitting or nannying prepared me quite enough for the responsibility and blessings that motherhood would bring.  Just like all the other moms we were figuring it out as we went. That’s where this book comes in, if you want a little insight to motherhood, author Jen Klein has survived it all, changing diapers in not-so-quaint places to finding baby food in the most unlikely places.

The Mommy Files features quotes from both famous and real moms and adds some She Knows secrets from SheKnows.com, a site for women that covers many topics including parenting. This book reminds me a lot of what a girlfriend’s Cliff Notes for the book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting. From morning sickness to potty training and beyond The Mommy Files cover the details of having a baby, but it also covers the “nitty gritty,” that most books don’t touch on. Read More

Beach Blow Review

Looking for those beachy locks? I have to say with my hair type it’s a hit or miss trying to get “surfer strands.” I’ve got wavy hair, so not quite straight, not quite curly so some would say I’ve got the best of both worlds, but in my curly world my hair just wants to be a frizzy mess, especially now that my hair has changed after giving birth to my girls. (If you’ve never had children often times hair falls out and texture, thickness, changes sometimes to the point where you find yourself asking if this is really your hair.)

I thought I would try a product from Blow, a new haircare line sold by my favorite hair product site Lock & Mane. Blow haircare line was created by the experts at Blow, the award winning New York Blow Dry Bar. The collection of products was specifically designed to give you better blow dry results at home. Free of sulfates and parabens that deplete hair and limit the life of your blow out. Never tested on animals. Read More

Momover Review

momoverMomover, The New Mom’s Guide to Getting It Back Together by Dana Wood, with foreword by Veronica Webb, is a hysterically real-to-life account of motherhood, giving new moms some straightforward tips to recovery.Dana Wood is not only the author, but she is also a mother, wife, and is currently the senior fashion features editor of W magazine. Wood was also the health and beauty director of Cookie, touted as the stylish parenting magazine for the new, modern mom. Wood shares her own motherhood experiences, advice, and even mistakes in this amazing self-help like book. It’s something I’d recommend to all of my pregnant or new mommy friends. Read More

Esse Bags Guest Review

Esse BagsWe have another great guest blog post, meet, ELO on the GO! ELO is the wife to a handsome hubby and mom to a beautiful baby girl. Always on the go, ELO loves trying new things and seeing new places. Writing seems to be her thing, so watch out for her new blog, to be debuted late summer 2010.

Lately, I’ve been trying to shrink my footprint – not my actual footprint (but after pregnancy, that wouldn’t be bad either) but, my carbon footprint. I just thought it hasn’t been too becoming lately. So, I decided to head towards greener pastures, the ones with recycled plastics, sustainable resources and biodegradable what nots,. While on my search for all things green, I stumbled upon Esse’s reusable bags, and MommyB. The challenge was simple: try out the bags, and report back with my honest opinion. So with that in mind, here we go… Read More

Modest Middles Guest Review

Please help me welcome guest blogger, Jessica, she is a proud stay at home mother of an almost three year old boy and a brand new daughter. In her spare time (yeah right) she likes to cook, garden, make baby food and maybe raise some hens, if she can convince her husband. She has fun raising her kids in Oak Park, Illinois and has tried out some pretty cool products, her first being Modest Middles.

modest middlesBreast feeding my two children has been one of the most important commitments I have made to them in their lives. The emotional connection I have with them as well as the health benefits for both of us has been wonderful. It is a commitment though!  With my first child, I was very modest and discreet about nursing him. Sometimes I would even go into restrooms to nurse just because I didn’t want to feel uncomfortable. Sitting in a restroom nursing is not the most pleasant especially if they don’t have a “mothers room.” Covering him up with blankets just seemed  like it was too hot (he was born in August). No blanket or “hooter hider” ever covered me enough. I always felt like my wobbly bits were hanging out. Anyone who is a mother knows what areas I’m speaking of – your tummy, your sides and now newly huge breasts full of milk! Let’s not forget to mention the juggling act that has to be preformed when getting your breast OUT of your bra to nurse, then back IN with the nursing pad – with one hand because you still have to hold the baby right? Wait, we are sweating too right? Maybe crying too? Love those hormones!  Or how about us mom’s of toddlers and infants. Ever try chasing a toddler around while nursing? At home it’s okay – in public….. not so much.
Ahhhhhhh…. makes going out tough. Read More