Learning to Crawl

Yep. It’s happening. She doesn’t quite have the move-one-hand-forward-pull-and-move-opposite-knee-forward basics down yet, but baby is learning to crawl. She’s really quite fascinating to watch. Well, now that she’s more creative in her movement. It wasn’t very fun having her cry every two seconds because she was stuck or couldn’t manipulate her body


Seeking Sponsors for Several Upcoming #Giveaway Events!

We love love love giveaway events around here.  We love to give to our readers and help spread the word about great products and businesses. We’ll be participating (or hosting) the in the following events: (Just our blog at this time) World Breastfeeding Week (8/1-8/7): Breastfeeding information and products A Blogtastic Extravaganza


Motherlove ~ Natural Products For Mom & Baby {Review}

Since having Rissa, I’m much more contentious about what I put on our skin. While I’m not perfect, I do my best to use natural products, especially for baby girl. I never thought I’d be so concerned about these things, but I am. And since we use cloth diapers, I have to


Triberr: Expanding Reach or Casting Judgement?

Karma, quality scores… Is it really about expanding your reach or is it moving into a blog post judging service? When I was first asked to join Triberr by Dino, one of the founders, the service was pitched to me as an automatic retweet system. He was aware of our ReTweet Club


Ask The Web Guy: Google+ and +1 #blogging

The last “Ask the Web Guy” post went pretty well. I’m glad I could help a few people out with their questions. This time around I thought I would give everyone a quick tip or trick before asking for questions. The buzz these last few weeks has been Google+ and their accompanying


Fotobounce {Photo Program} Review

Moms are notorious for taking lots of pictures of their kids. We want to capture and document every moment. I can see why now – it’s amazing how much Rissa has changed in just 8 months! Technology has continued to make this passion easier. No more film. Cameras on everything. Now the


Wordless Wednesday: Giggly Girl

You’re so silly, mama!!


Hot Cloth Diaper Deal ~ Get up to 25% Off on Charlie Banana #clothdiapers

From now through the end of July, Sandbox Lane has an amazing sale! Charlie Banana diapers for 15% off AND you can use my reader discount TFN2011 for an additional 10% off. Yes, that’s a total of 25% off! At the end of next week I’ll be reviewing my Charlie Banana and


WoW Win on Wednesday Low Entry #Giveaway Linkup

WoW! Win on Wednesday #3 Welcome to the WoW! Win on Wednesday low entry giveaway linky! WoW is a weekly linkup going live every Wednesday morning at 7:00 am CST and ending the following Tuesday at 11:59pm CST. Formula Mom, Mama on a Green Mission, and Tales From the Nursery are pleased


LA’s Green Birthday Jamboree

Mama on a Green Mission has a fun filled event on her blog for July! Her little guy is turning one!  She’s celebrating with green presents for him and you.  22 reviews and giveaways over 22 days (yep, it started!) She’ll also share memories… I, for one, enjoy her monthly letters to


Memorex PartyCube {Portable} Sound System for iPod Review

Ah, summer.  Picnics, cookouts, barebeques, days at the beach, and hanging out on the porch.  What livens these up? Music!  But who wants to lug around a big, heavy, outdated ol’ boombox?  Well, now you don’t have to!  Let me introduce you to the PartyCube Sound Station by Memorex, a portable iPod


Double Trouble Birthday Bash

Two bloggy friends both have littles turning 4 years old this month!  So, of course, they have great reviews and giveaways to share. The party has already started over at Have Sippy, Will Travel.  You’ll want to check out how this creative mama made a birthday party theme from a character her


Wizard EasyStuff ~ Mother-ease Cloth Diaper Review & #Giveaway – Closed

As we transitioned to cloth, I was very fortunate to receive a used stash of One-Size Mother-ease Cloth Diapers.  It allowed us to switch to full time much quicker than I originally anticipated.  While thankful and knowing they were used on multiple children (5, I think) I didn’t find they worked the best


Weekly Winners (6/27-7/3)

Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag ~ 848 entries Congrats to Sabrina R!* Rockin Green & Tiny Bubbles sample packets ~ 244 entries Congrats to Amanda A!* Cars 2 Kids Prize Pack ~ 501 entries Congrats to Heather S! #397 Going to the Chapel Honeymoon Prize $30 EdenFantasys GC ~402 entries Congrats to


#Giveaway Gala (with linky) 7/4

Giveaway Gala Hosted by: 3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, Tales From the Nursery, and The Thrifty Things. Yes, that means if you link up here – your giveaway will be listed on all five of our blogs!


Ergonomic Wireless Mouse from Smartfish Technologies Review

I received the opportunity to review the Whirl Mini Notebook Mouse with ErgoMotion from Smartfish Technologies.  I was interested since I use our laptop almost exclusively now.  It’s not easy to go in the computer room and sit at my desk with baby girl.  She’s not content enough to allow that to


Thank You June Event Sponsors!

I wanted to do a little round up to say thanks again to all the wonderful sponsors we had for our June events.  They certainly helped make the events fun and successful!  So give them some love, hmm? Summer Fluffin’ Cloth Diaper Outlet GroVia Thirsties Diaper Buddys (20% off sale on Bottombumpers now


June 2011 Traffic Top Ten Report

I think it’s fun to look at my monthly stats, especially to see how people got to my site!  And, hey, if you sent enough traffic this way you deserve a public thank you! Top Ten Referring Sites: Online-Sweepstakes Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter Google


Envibum Review & #Giveaway ~ Closed #clothdiapers

There is nothing greener than a reusable diaper.  Envibum aims to help families have an affordable cloth diapering option.  If you haven’t heard of Envibum before, I think you will be very interested in learning more and trying them for yourself.  I was very curious to try one myself.  One of the


Do Baby Clothing Sizes Confuse You?

Baby clothes sizes confuse me. They confused me while I was pregnant and they still confuse me. I also learned the sizes are labeled differently in other parts of the world. Now I know why people dislike family and friends buying clothes for their kids – unless they actually know the size