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).


September Sprinkles: Crane Humidifier Giveaway! (US) 10/11

Winter is coming and that means dry air within many homes.  To help keep baby comfortable and safe, it is a good idea to use a cool mist humidifier.  This keeps moisture in the air without heating up their room.  I know I like to use our humidifier throughout the winter.  It


September Sprinkles: Tiny Love Gymini and Mobile Giveaway! (US/Can) 10/11

I didn’t know much about Tiny Love until a couple months ago.  After trying out their 3-in-1 Rocker Napper and the Nature Pals Mobile, I am hooked on their products.  They clearly have a passion for creating stimulating baby toys and gear full of bright colors and the ability to grow with your


Family Movie Night With The Avengers and MarketSide Pizza #MarvelAvengersWMT #CBias

As you may know, The Avengers movie is near and dear to my heart. I feel pretty invested in it besides the fact that I just love the movie. Before it came out in theaters in May, I had the opportunity to screen The Avengers at the Tribeca Film Festival, interview Tom


September Sprinkles: Britax Parkway Booster Seat Giveaway! (US) 10/10

With September being Baby Safety Month, what a better way to celebrate than with a giveaway from a leader in the baby mobile safety industry! Truth be told, I’ve been eying up the Britax double stroller and I’m very interested in their infant car seats.  I’ve heard so many great things about


September Sprinkles: Juno Lucina @PushGift Jewelry Giveaway! (US) 10/10

Not too long ago I introduced many of you to the concept of push gifts which I think are a lovely concept. Since we know many of you are expecting and are hardworking mamas we, along with Juno Lucina, thought it’d be a great idea to gift one of you with your


WW: Monkeyin’ Around the Potty

Sometimes Rissa does odd things with her toys.  Intentional or no, I found this scene amusing and had to snap a picture.  Earlier this week I asked our Facebook fans and friends to come up with a caption.  Here are some of my favorites: This is not in mind when I requested


Belle Up Chic Maternity Store $50 GC Giveaway! (US) 10/8

I love that more places are realizing we don’t want to sacrifice style just because we have a baby bump. Belle Up is a maternity boutique located in Chicago that offers an array of chic, stylish maternity clothing as well as diaper bags, baby slings and more. They even host babywearing classes


September Sprinkles: Jumping Jax Designs Baby Announcements $20 Credit (WW) 10/09

For Rissa’s birth announcements, I let Brian design and order them.  They looked fabulous but the service was sloooow.  Maybe for baby #2 we’ll try out this new place I learned about from Emily…. Becca is a work at home mother of two adorable little ones. The first announcement below features her


Do You Plan Your Insurance Coverage With Pregnancy in Mind?

Insurance policies confuse me.  They are full of terms and a language I don’t speak and I still don’t quite know how my costs are figured out.  It was bad enough when I was single, but having a family plan gets confusing too when trying to decipher individual versus family deductible… it


September Sprinkles: itti bitti Tutto Cloth Diaper Giveaway (US) 10/9

I’ve shared a couple reviews of the itti bitti Tutto in the past.  The first one was when we were still pretty new to cloth and the second was to show how fashionable they are! It is a trim diaper that is made for babies 8-44lbs and works well on my skinny minnie!