Huggies Launches New Slip-On Diapers


If you’ve ever tried to change the diaper of an active toddler, you will feel my pain.  Now that Little Bud has started walking (i.e. running around like a crazy man), he has absolutely no time for diaper changes.  In fact, holding him down long enough to do the “dirty work” is a lot like wresting a baby alligator (or so I’ve heard).  The first issue is chasing him down and … [Read more...]

Great Storage Solutions for the Car


Do you ever feel like you live out of your car?  I do.  Let’s face it.  Most of us lead such hectic, on-the-go lifestyles that our vehicles oftentimes end up being our second home.  Between our works commutes, daily errands, and running the kids all over town, many families spend more of their waking hours in their car than in their house.  I usually end of trying to stuff … [Read more...]

Tips for Avoiding a Road Trip Meltdown


There must be something about a car trip that triggers a baby’s meltdown mechanism.  Oh sure…most children love the car in small doses, and you may even be one of those lucky parents whose little one is actually lulled to sleep by the motion of a moving vehicle.  We’ve all heard the stories about the sleep-deprived parent who loads their crying baby into the van at 2am for a … [Read more...]

Ideas for Fun Family Stay-cations


I nearly passed out the other day when I filled up my car’s gas tank.  Sure, we all know gas prices have gone up, but this is ridiculous.  I mean, come on - $70 for gas that won’t even last my SUV a full week?  I cringed as I pulled my receipt from the pump and muttered some colorful words under my breath.  Daddy and I had discussed the plans for our summer vacation this … [Read more...]

Tired of Getting Bugged? Try These All-Natural Repellents


Summer’s here, and unfortunately, so are the mosquitoes.  It seems like no matter what I do, I’m always getting bugged by bugs.  Those pesky little critters are constantly swarming around and I get attacked the second I walk outside.  Sure, I've tried all the regular repellents.  They seem to work for a little while, but they all have their drawbacks.  You either spray on … [Read more...]

Got a Flight Planned? Here’s What You Need for the Diaper Bag


We’ve all been there.  It’s time for your summer vacation.  You’ve made all the arrangements; the hotel is booked and the plane tickets have been purchased.  You have everything packed (you hope) and are ready to go.  Or are you?  I don’t know about you, but I never seem to know just what I’m supposed to pack in Little Bud’s diaper bag.  I will inevitably end up taking my … [Read more...]

Top Picks for Cool Summer Shades


I don’t know about you, but I never leave the house without my sunglasses.  I always keep a pair in the car and have a couple pairs stashed around the house, just in case.  I will admit that they are probably my favorite way to accessorize my outfit, and I secretly feel a little more rock star-ish when I have on a really great pair of shades!  After the long, dark days of … [Read more...]

Dear Nosy Rosy…


Dear Nosy Rosy;  I saw you looking at Little Bud the other day while I was at the grocery store.  Initially, I assumed you just wanted to comment on what a little cutie pie he is.  Being the proud momma that I am, of course I appreciate every compliment he gets.  You steered your shopping cart into the checkout line behind us and gave Little Bud a smile.  You looked … [Read more...]

Daycare; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


Who knew you had to start looking for a daycare so early?  Little Bud was 4 weeks old and I was searching for a daycare to put him in when I was scheduled to return to work in a couple of weeks.  Every response was the same…he could get on a waiting list, but no one had an opening for a newborn.  I have to admit that after I was turned down for the millionth time, I was … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Spotlight Review: KidCo Go-Pod


The KidCo Go-Pod is an ultra-lightweight, portable activity seat that is perfect for parents on the go!  This stylish seat makes it super easy for today’s busy parents to keep their children occupied and happy almost everywhere.  Love the convenience of the PeaPod?  KidCo has raised the bar on travel friendly kid accessories with their new Go-Pod.  Just how portable is the … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Piggyback Rider Review


Are you tired of lugging around those bulky backpack carriers? Does the thought of forcing your overloaded stroller over uneven terrain make you cringe?  In these cases, most parents would turn to the old standbys; piggyback or shoulder rides. One parent hefts the child up onto their shoulders, braving the hair pulling, neck straining, and eye-poking just to keep from having to … [Read more...]

Stockpiling to Save on Baby – Would You Do It?


Has anyone seen that new TLC show, “Extreme Couponing”? America’s most savvy couponers run wild through the aisles of their local supermarkets, piling cart after cart full of goods that will be free or close to free after coupons.  Being an experienced coupon user myself, I was naturally intrigued (and a little excited).  I sat in stunned silence as I watched the show that … [Read more...]

Easy Mother’s Day Gifts from the Crafty Kid


I still laugh every time I think about it.  As part of our yearly celebration of mothers, my church always has an essay contest among all of the Sunday school children.  Every child writes down why their mother is the best mom in the world, and the winning mommy receives a gift card and some major bragging rights for the next year.    My beloved pastor stood in front of the … [Read more...]

Just in Time for Spring – Frilly Fannies!


Think a baby’s bottom couldn’t possibly get any cuter?  Cover her baby booty with a pair of these girly bloomers and she’ll be the cutest baby on the block! What little girl doesn’t look absolutely adorable in ruffles?  These snazzy little diaper covers are the perfect way to cover up those plain old boring diapers and jazz up her wardrobe, just in time for spring.  Have her … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Gifts New Moms Don’t Know They Need


I have been to my share of baby showers over the years.  Inevitably, the question of what to get the mom to be always comes up.  Do you get her something off of the registry?  Sure, you could go that route.  However, many first time mothers are baffled as to what they actually NEED. When I was pregnant with Big Bud, I couldn’t wait to register.  I went into Babies R’ Us when … [Read more...]