Archives for July 2010

Order your free sample of Origins GinZing Eye Cream off their Facebook page - there's no catch, just free stuff!  Offer available while supplies last. … [Read more...]

I have a new company I love - it's called Yes to Carrots.  Lately I've been using a product from them called Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel.  I have some serious bags under my eyes - I have since I hit about 21.  This product is seriously amazing - when I use it regularly, it diminishes both the purple bags and the swelling around my eyes. … [Read more...]

Even newborn babies love to play...or at least love to watch you try to play with them!  And the safest place to lay them to play is usually the floor.  Throwing a blanket on the floor for a baby works just fine, but for something a little more fun and comfy there's Bestever's baby mats.  Gianna has spent hours happily rolling around on her … [Read more...]

Too tired to give you guys much of a commentary other than the fact that Sarah McLachlan's still as talented as ever.  I went to many Lilith Fairs back in the day (1997-1999) and it was a little bit sad to see the poor attendance at this latest one.  If Philly's like any of the other cities on the tour, I imagine that they have to be losing … [Read more...]

Although Gianna wasn't thrilled with being swaddled as a newborn, it certainly helped us to calm her and get her to sleep on many a night.  Most nights, however, it took several attempts to get the swaddle tight enough since she always managed to wriggle out of it.  Now it doesn't take an engineering degree to master the folds and tucks of a … [Read more...]

As I shift from pregnancy mode to new mommy/nursing mode (baby comes August 12), I'm looking around for things that will make my life easier as a nursing mom. Medela sent me a sample of their Nursing Camisole ($34), which is made of a cotton blend. Even at 9 months pregnant, it fits me beautifully, is comfortable, and is will fit me after baby … [Read more...]

As over 1,500 people gear up for next week's annual BlogHer Conference -- this year's to be in New York City -- in my little neck of the woods I'm starting to pack. I'm thrilled to be going thanks to a sponsorship from AOL Shopping - where I write a weekly blog and column as a Parenting Expert. But more on that later.  Today I'm talking … [Read more...]

Looking for a great bouncer seat for your babe? Carter's Cuddle Me Musical Bouncer by Summer Infant ($59.99) has a comfortably round seat for baby and features 4 melodies, 2 nature sounds, a womb sound and soothing vibrations. The soft toy bar includes 3 toys (which are removable). Suitable for newborns (there's an adjustable newborn head support) … [Read more...]

Nuka Maternity graciously sent me two adorable maternity tops to get me through the last few weeks of my pregnancy. The  Flutter Top in heather black ($68) and the Kayla Top ($35), fit me beautifully and make me feel attractive, even at 36 weeks pregnant. The Flutter Top in Heather Black (pictured to the left) is a soft maternity shirt with … [Read more...]

Back in May, I attended a local Dine Out For Hunger event. They had a bunch of giveaways and I let my kids buy tickets and put them into the raffles that most interested them. Nate stuffed almost all of his tickets into the Insect Lore giveaway - five winners being selected to win a Butterfly garden with live caterpillars. He won one of the … [Read more...]