Monthly Archive:: September 2012


September Sprinkles: HALO SleepSack Giveaway (US/CAN) 10/14

I am a big fan of HALO SleepSack wearable blankets for babies.  They come with or without swaddles and in fleece or cotton which provides choices for wearable blankets year round from birth on!  They even have toddler ones – oh yes they do! – that have holes for their feet to


Is it a Puzzle or a Play Mat?

Is it a puzzle or a play mat?  It’s both!  I can’t tell you enough how I’ve come to love versatile toys.  I’m especially loving anything that will keep both baby AND toddler entertained.  We have too much “stuff” that was outgrown quickly, but even more toys that have been enjoyed for


September Sprinkles: VTech Safe & Sound Video & Audio Baby Monitor Giveaway! (US/CAN) 10/14

In honor of Baby Safety Month and our September Sprinkles event, VTech has generously agreed to offer a video baby monitor to a lucky reader! Yesterday I shared with you our thoughts on the video baby monitor and looking forward to using it for years to come. Even Rissa has been having


Why and How I’m Teaching My Toddler a Foreign Language

Rissa has a pretty good command of the English language so far for not being quite two years old yet.  I don’t mean to brag, but she does have a large vocabulary of over 200 words and has been stringing together 3,4 and even sometimes 6 word sentences.  I know studies have


September Sprinkles: My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow Giveaway! (US) 10/13

Breastfeeding can have its ups and downs just like any relationship. There have been times I marvel at the bonding it provides and times I feel so touched out I don’t know how I can go on. Every time I nurse my baby is another step towards a breastfeeding milestone though and


Keeping an Eye and Ear on Baby With the VTech Safe & Sounds Video and Audio Monitor

One of the most popular baby safety products out there is the baby monitor.  Technology has moved us past the old school crackly audio monitors like the ones that picked up the aliens clicking and chattering in the movie Signs.  The newest wave has been incorporating video along with sound to make sure


September Sprinkles: Undercover Mama Giveaway (2 Winners!) (US) 10/13

Every breastfeeding mama could use another versatile nursing top, am I right?  The Undercover Mama definitely fits the bill.  It can attach to any nursing bra in one of two ways to help give you better breastfeeding access without baring your tummy and back.  It’s also a great way to add a


Pregnancy Journal: 30 Weeks and Still Nursing

Wow. 30 weeks. That means this kid will be here in 8-10 weeks. Rissa’s birthday is in about 4 weeks. The heat is on! (Tell me can you feel it?) And to make up for no updated bump pic last week here’s two! These were taken on the same day this week


September Sprinkles: HotSlings Adjustable Pouch Baby Carrier Giveaway! (US) 10/12

One of the most useful baby products for me was investing in a baby carrier.  My daughter liked to be held all the time, but I needed another set of arms!  Fortunately babywearing was more practical than figuring out how to sprout a second pair of limbs.  With Rissa I primarily used


September Sprinkles: Kowalli Universal Baby Carrier Cover Giveaway (US/Can) 10/12

Has the weather started to cool off for you yet?  It has here in Wisconsin.  It’s not quite time for heavy jackets, but some days (and especially nights) it’s too cool for just a shirt.  We like to go for walks through all the seasons except winter (unless it’s a warmer day).