My Office Hours Have Been Cut!

Rissa’s sleep schedule has made another shift recently and I can’t help but be frustrated by it.  I love my daughter and all, but my blog post writing time is mostly at night while she sleeps.  However, she’s not cooperating quite so well.  I’ve lost 1-2 hours a night due to this


Weekly Winners (7/4-7/10)

Freedom Giveaway Hop ~ 263 entries Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music – Congrats to Misty Sunrise!* What to Expect When Expecting – Congrats to Micah P.!* Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It – Congrats to Shopping for Savings!*   Wisharoo Park ~ 441 entries 2 grand prize winners – Congrats


#Giveaway Gala (with linky) 7/11

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!


Baby’s Home…What Now? Video App Review

The other night while we were hanging out with my brother-in-law and his wife, we started talking about the first night hone with baby. They have two kids with a third on the way, so it was interesting to see how similar or fears and concerns were. With all the excitement of


Disgusting Public High Chairs

Before becoming a mom, I never thought about the state of public high chairs. I even used to think the people who used seat covers were a little too germaphobic, though i figured it made for easier cleanup. Now that I need to use them… Yuck. That’s all I can say. Yuck.


GFC Social Battle #Giveaway ~ Over $200 in Giftcards and Cash ~ Closed

The Participants for the July 10-17 GFC Social Battle are: Makobi Scribe- $25 GC to Pumpkin Doodle Simply Stacie – $15 PayPal Still Blonde After All These Years $25 GC to Pier One Jamie’s Precious Peas- $15 Amazon GC Survey Junkie $55 GC for EdenFantasys Little Yayas  $15 PayPal Our Family World $30 GC for Busy as a Beezer Tales From


Spread Fluffy Love ~ Cloth Diaper Class #clothdiapers

I’m working with a local mama who loves fluff to try and help other local mamas in need get cloth diapers.  We have our first class today so I won’t be around much.  Unfortunately, the mamas who registered is down to about three but they are pregnant and in need of help


Dandelion Organic Baby Toys {Review}

Many of you know I’ve become a lot more concerned about what goes on Rissa’s skin and in her mouth.  I cloth diaper and try to use natural products and food when I can.  Another area I’m trying to be more conscientious about is her toys.  These go in her mouth ALL.THE.TIME.  I want


Body Changes With #Breastfeeding

Before having a baby, I thought all the crazy body changes would be limited to pregnancy. I figured I’d basically have my body back after giving birth. This is true.. kinda. I lost weight giving birth (don’t hate, I’m still curvy and plus sized), but my body is not the same. Some


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


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


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