Daycare; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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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...]

Easy Mother’s Day Gifts from the Crafty Kid

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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!

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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...]

ThredUP-date

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I promised all of our great Rated By Mom/Baby Gizmo readers an update on my ThredUP experience.  I have “officially” completed my first clothing swap.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my experience was not really all that great.  I know there are tons of moms out there who really love this site for the cheap second hand clothes they get.Believe me – I was … [Read more...]

Great Rain Gear Picks For Spring

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for warm weather.  It sure seems to be taking its sweet time this year.  Mother Nature can’t decide whether she wants it hot or cold.  Here in the Midwest, springtime is synonymous with one thing – rain! We’re not talking a little bit either.  It has rained so much here lately that I thought I may have to take the boat to get to work in … [Read more...]