Archives for June 2009

Why pay more for a brand name when you can get the same stuff for less?  I didn't have any idea CVS had its own line of sun protection & outdoor skincare products.  I recently sampled a bunch and have to say I was impressed with the quality of everything - which I thought was on par with most of the more expensive sun lotions I usually … [Read more...]

I recently shared with you that I'm looking forward to wrapping baby in a BabyBonkie. These crosses between baby sleeping bags and swaddles are so comfortable and luxurious that I only wish I could wrap myself in one! I know you're wanting one (at least!) for your baby or for your next shower gift, so here's your opportunity to win a Baby … [Read more...]

I've spent almost four and a half years officially reviewing diaper bags.  People without kids don't get it:  they sometimes ask, it's a bag, what's the big deal?  Or, how many different diaper bags can there really be? The answers are: it is a big deal, and there are tons of different diaper bags out there.  A diaper bag is a lifeline.  … [Read more...]

It's been awhile since I did one of these and I know you all are just dying to hear the latest from Hollywood.  Here's a short list of movies that have recently been released or soon to be released for your kids: Transformers - the Complete First Season: 25 years of the Transformers!  Geesh, I feel old.  The Complete First Season released June … [Read more...]

My kids love cooking with me in the kitchen! We’ve been having so much fun recently with the Handstand Kids Chinese Cookbook, trying out all sorts of recipes together. This cookbook comes packaged in a large takeout box kit with child-friendly chopsticks. It is so adorable and my kids love it! The Chinese Cookbook Kit introduces kid chefs, ages … [Read more...]

A balance bike gets your child ready for a two wheeler and also teaches balance, coordination and steering.  We're big fans of  Prince Lionheart's balanceBIKE ($84.99), which has rubber hand grips, a 100% birchwood frame, 12 " rubber tires and a height adjustable, padded seat. You'll have to put it together -- my husband was able to do it … [Read more...]

My family and I are big fans of Kashi (my favorite is the GOLEAN Crunchy Bars) -- so we were excited that they've introduced some new products recently. The Organic Promise Island Vanilla Whole Wheat Biscuit Cereal ($4.35) is a delicious and low fat morning choice. It's 180 calories, 1 gram of fat and 6 grams of dietary fiber per 27 biscuits. It … [Read more...]

Look, I'm not about to tell you just how big my belly circumference is at this point (trust me... its big. Scroll down for pics) but I can check any time I want, and measure the fundal height on my own as well... with the Mommy Measure that I recently received as a sample. What a clever record-keeper the Mommy Measure is! This simple measuring … [Read more...]

More of Me Maternity has a fantastic website. She combines the beauty of her clothing with a zine, making it a pleasure to hop on over to check out the site. And then you're hit with the gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous, maternity clothing. In the Spring/Summer Gallery at More of Me Maternity, you'll find everything you need to look smashing at … [Read more...]

Although I was dying to post about this one before Father's Day, I didn't want to take the risk that hubby was actually reading.  So here it is - our Father's Day gift hit after the fact.  My boys and I filled a 75-quart cooler, the Rubbermaid Durachill, with various small man items for my hubby for Father's Day. He was thrilled with it.  We put … [Read more...]