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Our Baby Creations Pacifier Clip Review

I recently had the opportunity to review a pacifier clip from Our Baby Creations. I can never have enough of these! Rissa loves her paci, but she also drops it or throws it… leaving me searching for it frantically when she starts crying at its loss. About Our Baby Creations: Trisha works


CrazyDog Tshirt Winner! [Update]

We received 188 valid entries. selected 141! Congrats to Ashley H.! You will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will have to be selected. So check your inbox and check your spam (just in case!). **Updated 3/8/11** Our 1st winner was super lucky and was also


The Big Fat Positive

A year ago today, my life changed forever. Our life changed forever. My husband and I tried to conceive for three years. The details of that journey may appear in another post sometime. Suffice it to say, it was an emotional three years, especially for me. My cycle had been irregular for

2 Review and #Giveaway – US – *Closed*

I was very interested in learning more about when I learned they were looking for help to spread the word about them. I don't know if it's because of all the good they are doing or what, but I paused wondering how to review them. Their good mission aside, I needed


Dealing With My Child’s First Public Meltdown

In one word: humiliating! Last week I went on my first “mommy date” at a local coffee shop. There really isn't anywhere decent to meet up with kids around here. (I've come up with a business idea, but it likely will never see the light of day.) Seeing as how we haven't ventured


Breastfeeding Nursing Cover Alternative: BabyBond Review

Previously I talked about my experiences nursing in public. Due to my own modesty, I haven't been very comfortable nursing in public. Using a blanket is a pain because I have to try and keep it over us while holding babygirl, getting one of the girls out, and trying to see what


Baby Safety Product Review: Kid-E-Cover Outlet Cover

Rissa keeps reminding me that she's going to be moving around soon, which means we really need to work on baby-proofing our house! Safety is a must for curious little ones. Since this is an area we are focusing on in our home, I was happy to review a safety outlet cover,


Meeting New Mommy Friends

I never truly understood how becoming a mother can affect your friendships. I suppose this is because I'm pretty laid back and never avoided friends with kids. I understood (to a point) that going out was often more work for them. No worries, I'll come to you…that sort of thing. Well, now


Scuttle Butt

Rissa nearly gave me a heart attack the other day. I had left her on the floor of the nursery while I quickly grabbed laundry from the dryer. This had been working out fine for awhile because the area is safe and she has some toys to occupy her. Is the whole


Beta Testing Toygaroo Toy Rental

[Update – They appear to have gone out of business.] I have to admit that I'm pretty excited to be a Toygaroo beta tester. It looks like an interesting service that could really take off! Let me start with my disclosures: I signed up to be notified when Toygaroo opened for business.