NaBloPoMo – Day 26 Welcome to November’s Carnival of Breastfeeding sponsored by The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog. This month we are reviewing books and videos that have to do with breastfeeding and/or parenting. Perhaps this will give you some gift ideas for people on your holiday shopping list. I’ve chosen to review the DVD “What Babies Want.” “What Babies Want – An Exploration of the Consciousness of Infants,” a film by Debby Takikawa and narrated by Noah Wyle (of ER fame), is an amazing and eye-opening movie that explores the “profoundly important and sacred opportunity we have in bringing children into the world.” The movie takesRead More →

12/13/07 9:14 a.m. Mountain Time: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED TO ENTRIES. The WINNER (selected by random.org) is #40 Caryn of Bailey Family. Congratulations! :) NaBloPoMo – Day 21 It’s time to get serious about toy shopping, not only because the holidays are just around the corner, but because lately we’ve had recall after recall concerning toys made in China and toy shopping has had to become serious business. Serious business because it’s proving to be more important than ever to do your homework and know that the toys you are purchasing for your children will be safe (i.e. free from lead paint or anyRead More →

EDITED TO ADD: This giveaway has been concluded.  NaBloPoMo – Day 14 There’s nothing else in the world quite like the love between a mother and child. The book “I Love You More,” written by Laura Duksta and illustrated by Karen Keesler, depicts the tender relationship between a mother and her son, and if you flip the book around, between the son and his mother. That’s right – this unique book can be read from either direction, each way offering a different perspective of love. The art is beautiful and the prose is rhythmic, creative and sweet. It is a wonderful book that will noRead More →

EDITED TO ADD: This giveaway has been concluded. NaBloPoMo – Day 9 In my opinion, there are four things necessary to make a good cleaning product. It has to be non-toxic. It has to have a pleasant smell. It has to be affordable. It has to get the job done. Lily’s Garden Herbals natural cleaning products accomplish all of these things. After our recent run-in with the stomach flu, I needed to do some serious bathroom cleaning. I put Lily’s Garden Herbals All Purpose Clean (All Purpose Cleaner – 32 oz. – $6.50) to the test. The bathroom was sparkling in no time and IRead More →

NaBloPoMo – Day 1 Today, Nov. 1 is day one of NaBloPoMo, otherwise known as National Blog Posting Month. I know it’s getting late in the day and you may have thought that I was going to throw in the towel before things even got started, but oh no no no. I’m in, baby! I’m in! :) I just got a bit sidetracked today what with the shuffling Ava to and from preschool, the baby that wouldn’t nap for hours, making apricot nut bread (it’s so yummy!), making dinner, grocery shopping, and working on a new project (more on that another day, I promise). TheRead More →

Update: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. I love discovering cute and unique clothes for kids, and Bitty Braille tees for infants and toddlers are both of these things. Bitty Braille tees feature simple “kid-friendly” words set in Braille type in either sparkly faceted metal studs for the girls or simple metal studs for the boys. The translation is hand-embroidered underneath in a simple print or cursive. The idea behind Bitty Braille is to introduce children to Braille through original designs. The concept is the brainchild of Julie Dutt, a busy mom to three home-schooled children. Some of the designs available feature the words “happy,” “cutie,”Read More →