Monthly Archive:: March 2011


It’s Ultimate Blog Party Time! #UBP11

How exciting! This is my first Ultimate Blog Party and I can’t wait to meet all of you who are partying it up this week.  If you are visiting, please say hello in the comments! If you decide to follow me, we’d love that and let us know so we can make


How Does Breastfeeding Affect Fertility and Sex?

This week’s topic is about fertility and sex. As you may imagine, this will be quite a personal post.  Possibly including too much information (despite the PG rating).  Read on if you dare… I figured having a baby would affect our sexual relationship.  I just didn’t realize how much. When I was


Review: Baby Rock Apparel

I love shopping for baby girl clothes.  Any of you that read my blog during my pregnancy last year know this from the baby wardrobe posts.  Girlie dresses and outfits have their time and place, but I don’t dress that way myself.  I’m most comfortable in a band tour shirt (or a


Park Ave Shirt Co Winner!

There were 272 entries in the Park Ave Shirt Co giveaway. selected #221 Congratulations to Sueboobadoo! Notification email has been sent.  Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will have to be selected.  Thank you! {Update 8/4/11: Sadly after several attempts to ask them about the prize, they have


Review: Animoto Video Slideshow Creation Service

As a new mama, I take a lot of pictures.  And I mean A LOT.  Technology has made this easy with digital cameras, smart phones and even digital video cameras.  No worries about wasted film!  But what can I do with all of these? Scrapbooking takes too much time that I don’t


The Great Sleep Dilemma

I have found in the past that when I’m feeling at my wit’s end about something – no matter how big or small – writing about it helps.  It helps me release the tension and emotions surrounding my issue.  Sometimes it helps me organize my thoughts and discover a solution that I


I’m Raising Chewbacca

Rissa is definitely trying to work on her verbal skills.  She makes some odd sounds, but it’s fun to watch  her face.  When she has her mouth opened wide, ‘yelling,’ I can see her tongue moving around, affecting the sounds.  She likes to get good and loud during this process! What amazes


Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Big Event Fundraising. I remember school fundraisers when I was a kid – selling pizzas, gift wrap, and candy.  I remember it felt like a chore and I couldn’t connect with the financial goal.  Hearing about needing money for new playground


Bummas Cloth Wipes Review

So most of you know that we switched to cloth diapers in January.  Naturally my next step is switching to cloth wipes, right?  Much like cloth diapers, there are more cloth choices than I thought. They are made with various materials, layers, and sizes.  It depends on what you want in your


Beta Testing Toygaroo: First Shipment

[Update – they appear to be out of business now] Remember me sharing about my opportunity to beta test for Toygaroo? Well, I’m overdue on giving you an update! We’ve received our first shipment, which consisted of four of the toys I selected.  I wasn’t sure what would be in the box


Breastfeeding Blog Hop: When to Wean?

Welcome to week 12 of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop!  I’m honored to be this week’s guest host! A quick glimpse at who I am, in case this is your first visit: About me: I’m Darcy, a part-time WAHM of a 4 month old girl.  We’ve mostly been exclusively breastfeeding.  Unfortunately my daughter


PSGive and Our Baby Creations Winners!

For the $25 giveaway there were 49 entries. selected:17 Congrats to Liza767! *** For the Our Baby Creations Pacifier Clip giveaway there were 158 entries. selected: 131 Congrats to Emillie Rose! *** Winners have been emailed. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prizes or new winners will have


Get Ready for Our New Mama’s Day Event!

It’s time to unveil our first themed event.  I’m pretty excited about putting this together! This year will be my first official Mother’s Day. (A big THANK YOU to Hello Mommy! for making the button for me! <3) Last year I was about 12 weeks pregnant, but despite the sweet Mother’s Day


Makin’ Meatballs With Johnsonville Italian Sausage

This weekend I decided to try the meatball recipe I received in my Johnsonville Italian Sausage kit that I got through SheSpeaks which included coupons to get free sausage to try and review. Normally we buy frozen meatballs, but I should start to cook my own more often.  Yummier and cheaper! While


Baby Feet

When I was pregnant with Rissa, I constantly felt her little feet moving and kicking around. Sometimes she’d kick low, other times high.  Her feet even went into my ribcage a few times, hitting me like a ton of bricks.  The insane pressure and discomfort in my chest was unlike anything else


BabyBond and March Madness Hop Winners!

BabyBond giveaway had 333 entries… selected: 7 Congrats to Janice Lim! *** March Madness Giveaway Hop Prize Pack: 2 Econobums & $10 Abby’s Lane GC had 304 entries… selected: 218 Congrats to Maria D.! *** I have emailed both of you, so check your spam folder just in case.  If


It Looks Like Spring at Pier 1

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. As many of you may know by now, I cannot wait for Spring! The snow will be gone, the sun will be out, flowers blooming… this all means cookouts and family picnics


How to Overcome Obstacles to Success (an eCourse Review)

Time.  It’s a precious commodity, especially for moms.  We have so many things to balance and if we aren’t careful – we get off center.  Sometimes we can catch ourselves and only have a little bump in the road of our life.  However, it only takes a few slips before all our


Comparison Shopping Made Easier

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of When shopping, especially for baby gear, it is important to comparison shop.  There are so many different items, retailers, and prices that it can be difficult to know you’re getting a good deal.  Besides major retailers, there are smaller boutiques,


Next Step – Solids!

This week’s topic is about introducing solids. A quick glimpse at who I am, in case this is your first visit: About me: I’m Darcy, a part-time WAHM of a 4 month old girl.  We’ve mostly been exclusively breastfeeding.  Unfortunately my daughter had to have a few bottles of formula when we