Tommee Tippee Explora Sippy Cups Review

  Explora® is a progressively staged feeding range, promoting seamless transitions from first sips & tastes to freedom in independent feeding & drinking. Our superior advance-flo(tm) technology guarantees easier, super sensitive drinking without spills or leaks and the feeding products are intuitively designed for less mess and stress. Drinking Cups Tableware Bibs   Tommee Tippee sent us a set of the truly spill proof drink … [Read more...]

Homemade Toys : Petals in a Bottle

Homemade Toys : Petals in a Bottle Here is a simple homemade toy that you can make with recyclable items from home or very cheaply from the $ store. Here are the items needed to make them exactly as mine below: 2 plastic bottles (I used Vitamin Water bottles) WD-40 & paper towel package of fabric petals, leaves, or tissue paper ($1 at the $ store) * Prep the bottle: Remove the label on the bottle(s) and fill the bottle … [Read more...]

My Little Dirt & Bug Monster…

I was going through my memory card getting my photos for an upcoming review and ran across these. They were taken a couple of weeks back, but I just had to share… Ethan is my little dirt guy… if he’s allowed, he will dig. Oh, and he is not afraid of bugs!!! Hence, he is my dirt monster… So here’s the story… Ethan was playing in the backyard and I heard a little crunchy in his hands and asked him what he had. He grinned a big smile and opened up … [Read more...]

Please Excuse the Dust…

I was playing around with my layout last night and a few things got knocked around. If you happen on any of them, drop me a line (pretty please) so I can fix them immediately. I think I scared myself enough that I am going to keep on keeping on with this pretty little layout :O). … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday… Is it Fall Yet? Apple Picking!

We had a fun afternoon picking apples ...  I think Emma & Ethan ate most of theirs (at least a bite or two out of each)     … [Read more...]

No Throw Sippy Cup Tether Review

  If you have ever been chucked in the back of the head with a sippy cup while driving (I have)... you will understand why the No-Throw is such a fabulous invention! The No-Throw was designed with a leash style that loops to tether to a car seat, stroller, bike seat, high chair, baby back-pack, stroller... you name it! On the other end it wraps snugly sippy cup or bottle with a velcro closure.    MY TAKE: I have a huge … [Read more...]

Homemade Toys: Indoor Sandbox Bean Sensory Bin

Homemade Toys: Indoor Sandbox Bean Sensory Bin   Have you ever noticed that sometimes your children love to play with just about everything but their toys? I am (slowly) learning that my two youngest prefer simple. Ocassionally they like that big flashy toy, but for the most part... most of their favorite toys have been either household items (pots & pans on the kitchen floor, our old cell phones w/battery removed etc) or homemade … [Read more...]

Veggie Lovers vs. Meat Lovers… feeding the family

When is comes to feeding your family, how to do you balance nutrition and taste?  I don't mean how the food tastes, I mean... a personal preference for certain foods. Here is my dilemma. Two of our six family members are strict vegetarians. One of them is toying with the idea of becoming vegan. I don't eat much meat, but I will. I'd say 90% of my diet is vegetarian. I am actually pretty grossed out by a lot of meat and would rather not deal … [Read more...]

Boogie Wipes Review

From the Website: Boogie Wipes are made with saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments.  Extra soft, alcohol, phthalate and paraben free, Boogie Wipes are available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol and Simply Unscented. Recommended by pediatricians as a gentle effective alternative to a dry tissue. My Take: If you are a mom, then you deal with boogies... no … [Read more...]

Mother’s Guilt… x 4

  Do you ever have one of those days that is filled with mom guilt?  Multiply that by 4, and you have my day today (and it's only 10 am).  x 1... Let's start at wake up. I come downstairs a little late this morning to find my two oldest getting their lunches together and ready to walk out the door. I find that my 13 year old son forgot to make his lunch and the bus will be here soon... mom mode sets in and I run downstairs for more … [Read more...]