Thursday, November 27, 2014

Not Eating A Red Pear

Apparently my eight year old did not like the fruit I gave her with lunch today.

This is what she wrote for the "thankful tree" today at my in laws-
"I am thankful for not eating a red pear."

Good times. Hope your day was great!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mom Hack: Keeping Bibs In Arms Reach

I always forget to put a bib on my baby until it's too late. At one point I could buy stock in stain remover, it was that bad. That all changed though when I started to attach the bibs to the highchair. Now they are right there in arms reach and, not to toot my own horn, but I think this was one of my more genius ideas. The highchair we have has a bar that runs across the back and it is perfect for bib storage.
Gone are the days of ruined shirts and stain remover madness. 

Just thought I would share because, I don't know about you, but I love any tips that make mommy life easier! 

Do you have any mommy hacks to share? 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gold Cats, Gnomies, And Toilet Mugs....Oh My!

In celebration of my thirty fourth birthday this week, I have decided to list the top three gifts that I have received from my amazing husband over the years. Now this is the part where other blogs would take the time to say they aren't bragging, etc, but I think after you see them, you will understand why I did not feel the need to say that here. I will say that I absolutely and truly loved these gifts, but that most people will probably feel confused rather than jealous after seeing them. So, with out further ado, here they are (in no particular order)

1. My Gnomies
Rollin' with my gnomies.

2. A Gold Cat
Apparently this waving gold cat brings good luck. I think it brings good taste.
(Gnomie photo bomb!)

3. A Coffee Mug...That Looks Like A Toilet
I keep this gem in the guest bathroom with a bottle of poo-pourri in it. Its the gift that doesn't stink.

So there they top three gifts in all their glory courtesy of my loving hubby. Don't be jelly.

Disclaimer: As a 34 year old mother of two, I promise I do not use phrases like "Don't be jelly" in real life. I only do it here on the Internet where I can be totes anon. Fo shizzle.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Baby Essentials-A Boppy Update

It has been a little over a year since my Boppy post and we are still going strong. I no longer use it for breastfeeding, even though she is still nursing and probably will be until college. Instead, I now use the Boppy as part of our bedtime routine.  I must first explain that my baby is a horrendous sleeper. After trying numerous methods and reading countless blogs and books on getting baby to sleep, I have decided to just deal with it and try to be as calm and comfy as I can during the hours it takes to get her down at night. That is where the Boppy comes in. I simply put it around my waist, lay her on it, and sing until she finally drifts off to dreamland. I will then gently tiptoe to her bed and take about five minutes inching her down into her crib. Once she is down, I begin the slowest walk known to man out of the room and if I detect any movement, I will promptly hit the floor and army crawl the rest of the way out. It is a looooong process and I am so thankful that, with the Boppy,  I can at least sit down comfortably instead of the holding and pacing I used to have to do. So, in the past year, I have used the Boppy for not only nursing, but for bottle feeding and bedtime. Not bad for around forty dollars! 

This is a reenactment of how I put my baby to sleep every night. In order for it to be accurate, you must imagine the bunny's arms and legs flailing while simultaneously pulling my hair and screeching for at least 45 minutes. Good times.  
Have you tried the Bobby or similar product?
How do you get your baby to sleep?