new mamas day 2011 Archive


A Final New Mama’s Day Event Thank You

Thank you to all my readers – new and old! – who entered, commented, and had fun with this event.  It kept me very busy on the other side here!  I do apologize for my lack of comment replies, etc. but I read them all! Thank you to Mary of iNeed a Playdate


Even More Winners!

Thank you so much for your patience!  Here are the rest of the New Mama’s Day winners and the Spongeables winners! Spongeables – 170 entries.  Congrats to Lisa! Animoto One Year Plus Membership – 45 entries.  Congrats to Desiree @ Wee Share! Mommy Jingles Course – 19 entries.  Congrats to Debbie Kennedy!


New Mama’s Day: Remembering When I Was Young {Keepsake Bookset}

I love creative gifts.  I really do! Brian is the family genealogist and we plan on passing that torch on to Rissa.  So, I definitely loved the idea of a keepsake heirloom book that includes family memories like Remembering When I Was Young by Carole Carson.  I mean, if we had something


An Ode To My Mother, On My First Mama’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day. Today is my first mother’s day, but Mom, it’s far from your first! I can’t imagine how I changed your lives. I can barely believe how Riss has changed ours. I know we haven’t always seen eye to eye.  We haven’t always gotten along. I suspect I’ll have my


Book Review: More Than Saying I Love You by Dr. Andie

Many women I know struggle with their self-image, myself included.  In fact, I’ve been working on a ver personal (and lengthy) post on the subject.  I hope to share it soon.  One thing I know is that I want Rissa to value herself and not encounter the same self-esteem issues I did


New Mama’s Day:What I Love About Being a Mom

{Please welcome the lovely lady who made the event button: Mary of iNeed a Playdate!} What is my favorite part about being a mom? What are my favorite parts of being a mom? My favorite part? The endless diapers? The years of potty training? The screaming fits, while teething? The quiet moments


New Mama’s Day: Baby, You’re Unpredictable

{Please welcome Lindsey!} As a new Mama, I’ve come to realize that my child will always do the exact opposite of what I say. Even at ripe old age of almost 1, she has learned to defy her Mother and do her own thing, on her own time. Want a perfect example?


Book Review: Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions

Just about everything comes with instructions….except babies. I have found that no matter how much I prepared ahead of time, I still wasn’t prepared! Babies are not all the same nor are they predictable.  Well, now there’s some help from Blythe Lipman in the book (Amazon link) Help! My Baby Came Without


New Mama’s Day: Vasseur Beauty Pillow Review

Ahh, sleep. Something we moms love to have but don’t get enough of! I don’t know about you, but I hate waking up with lines on my face from my pillow. I want to wake up looking decent – it’s supposed to be beauty sleep, right? Well, let me introduce you to


New Mama’s Day: Three Tips to Remember as a Mom

Today’s Mother’s Day contributor is Jen! Jen is a boring business analyst by day, college student by night, and rockstar mommy ’round the clock. She is excited to celebrate her first Mother’s Day with her adorable 8 month old son Levi. You can read more from Jen on her blog Life With Levi or


New Mama’s Day: Creative Way to Gift Money – Foldin’ Money Review

I like finding new and interesting way to present gifts.  More and more, people desire cash to get things they want or need.  I know my nieces and nephews (particularly the older ones!) want money!  The only problem is… I feel like gifting money is so boring. When Susan of Foldin’ Money


Mommy Jingles Course Review

When I was looking for unique gifts for this event – Mommy Jingles stood out right away, especially since Rissa loves it when I sing to her.  Mommy Jingles is a course on the web that helps moms learn how to use music and songs to bond with baby and ease transitions.


Marianne Richmond Book Reviews

I received the opportunity to review two lovely books: If I Could Keep You Little and Beautiful Blue Eyes by Marianne Richmond. If you aren’t familiar with Ms. Richmond, she is an amazing woman.  She hadn’t started out planning to create greeting cards, books, and jewelry, but that’s where life led her.  after


Jockey Staycool Women’s Shirt Review

Summer is coming and everyday activities will start heating up!  Being busy with the kids makes it that much more important to be able to stay cool.  Wouldn’t it be nice if your clothes could keep you cool? I’ve often joked about wanting built in air conditioning in my clothes.  (I do


Cute & Comfy CushionKnee Review

Why is being a mom so hard on our bodies? If it’s not achy arms from holding/carrying baby, it’s our feet.  Or our backs from bending over.  Or our knees from kneeling!  But a Cute & Comfy CushionKnee can help with some of that! One of the most awkward things for me has


New Mama’s Day: Life According to the Pre-K

{Please welcome this amusing compilation of things Samantha of Have Sippy, Will Travel has heard from her Pre-K students.  I always love when she shares these!} What You REALLY Need to Know About Christmas Life According to the Pre-K (A compilation of “fun facts” of life I learned while making “Why I


Ocean Dreams CD Review

Today I bring you a little something for your ears: Oceans Dreams. In my labor and delivery class, an array of techniques were shared to help manage pain for a natural childbirth.  My takeaway was distraction, distraction, distraction! One of the distractions I wanted to use was music.  Not only for a


Cherished Mom Tee From Kerusso Review

In the past I’ve reviewed funny shirts, but sometimes they aren’t appropriate.  Today I bring you a shirt with a positive message from Kerusso. They offer a nice selection of Christian shirts, jewelry and more. I received their Cherished Mom shirt to review (the same you can win!). Many women do noble


Book Review: Daily Guideposts Your First Year of Motherhood Review

I’ve learned quickly that motherhood isn’t easy.  I don’t care how many times some one told me that before having my daughter or who told me.  It’s one of those ya gotta be there and go through it yourself kind of things.  While I was pregnant, I did a lot of reading.


New Mama’s Day: On Being A Mama

{Please welcome April of Mama on a Green Mission who brings you today’s Mother’s Day themed post.  You might need a tissue.  This brought tears to my eyes!} On Being A Mama Being a mama is something that takes a special person. It’s not for everyone. No, it’s really not. There are