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Beaba Bib’expreso on sale at

I saw this neat product and wish I had this when I was bottle feeding.

It’s onsale right now at
but only until 8/2/11!


With the Bib'expresso you can prepare a bottle in a few seconds, with just one hand, and be certain it’s at the perfect temperature for your baby. The Bib'expresso's unique water flow mixes powdered formula quickly, reducing air bubbles and eliminating hot spots. It comes with a compact, removable bottle and food warmer that can be used to heat food jars and prepared bottles of breast milk and formula. The bottle storage compartment located on the back doubles as a microwavable bottle sterilizer, and holds up to three 10-ounce (300 ml) bottles.


Traveling, Moving & Packing list!

We have enough to do as Moms, but add in packing for a trip or a move can stress a woman out!

I have found a spreadsheet that can help. It’s a downloadable spreadsheet from Google Documents.

Go to  Click on the little tab that says “more”. Choose “documents”.  Login to your google      account. What?? You don’t have one yet? Well, it’s free and what are you waiting for. Click “Create an   Account Now”

Once you’ve logged into google, click on “more” then “documents”. Search Packlist.  A copy of Packlist and Trip Preparation will come up.

It’s great for packing for a short trip or a big move and is customizable.
There are three sections one for physically packing items, one to do list for before you leave and one list for caretakers left behind. I really like that from this main spreadsheet I can print off a list for the petsitter, babysitter or housesitter. One step down! The less steps I do, the less stress for me.


Here are some other items I have found helpful during my many moves:

A copy of Packlist and Trip Preparation

The Best How-To Book on Moving to Mexico

Moving Boxes w/Wardrob Box & All Supplies -Fast & Low Cost Shipping!
Strategic Relocation–North American Guide to Safe Places

Digital Luggage Scale (Green)
The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day
Garmin nüvi Portable GPS Navigator

In-Car Notebook/DVD Player Travel Case- Case Attaches to Rear or Front Seat(Fits Notebooks Up To 10.2 Inches)Bananagrams


What do you mean I have big phalanges?

A couple of weeks ago I attended a baby shower. There were a gaggle of first time pregnant moms-to-be and a couple of us experienced moms. The subject of nursing came up in our conversation. The first time moms were confident that nursing would be a breeze because it’s a natural process, the pregnancy books had a small section on nursing and some had even had a nursing class at their birthing center. An experienced mom in the group said “pfft!”, then proceeded with what most nursing consultants will tell you when leave the hospital, “just keep on pumping.” She then told a story of late night pumping, no milk and exhausted cries from mom and babe. The new moms looked a little shocked and worried of nights to come.
I of course have a big mouth and decided to tell my Tale of Two Titties, so to speak. The first time I became a mom I did what everyone told me, didn’t worry about nursing, it would come naturally, but buy bottles just in case. My sons were born early and both had jaundice. This is very common, but can cause the babies to fall asleep easily and make feeding them a real issue. Nursing a sleeping baby is futile. So nurses asked me to pump to keep my milk. I pumped, and pumped and cried. I called for help and a lovely lactation consultant told me to relax and pump some more. Let me just say I was not relaxed, I was worried and blistered. The milk was not coming, the baby was sleeping and I was tired. I tried different positions, creams, teas, yoga positions, pumps, pillows, everything I could think of and eventually gave up and only nursed to give the baby comfort.
The next time I would be ready.
Baby two…
Nursed five minutes into life. Success…then jaundice set in again. Here comes the dreaded pump. I started pumping and same thing happened, pump, pump and no milk, just sore missle tits. I contacted the lactation consultant, she took one look at me and said, “oh no honey, you have big nipples.” WTF? Excuse me, I thought. She told me that the cups or phalanges that come with the pumps come in more than one size and I was using a small size. I needed extra large. She brought some big phalanges and Ta Da! Milk. I wish I knew about the different sizes when I had my first child. Why don’t they tell you these things?? I didn’t see this info in books, from other nurses or on the racks baby stores. We are not all one size fits all. Suprise, but you knew that.
Luckily, the second baby took to nursing so well that i didn’t have to pump that much. I wanted to pass along the information that could have saved me lots and lots of lanisol. The pumps have different sized phalanges ask. The nurses van get them or you can order them from the pharmacy where you get your pump. Buyer beware ;)

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Get ready for the holidays with Pampered Chef

The holidays are just around the corner. 
Are you ready? Do you have what you need?

Recipies to blow them away?


Bakeware, cookware and stoneware?

Serving dishes?

If you aren’t sure, stop by my online Pampered Chef party and check it out.
The party is on until November 14th.
 If you order during my party, It will get to you before the Christmas season.


Kindermusik app

  I am so excited. I’d been doing kindermusik with my son since he was a baby and he still loves it at 4. I’m excited that I can now get it on the go too. Here’s the message I got via email from Kindermusik.

Music and more to nurture young minds

Kindermusik is proud to introduce our new iPhone apps! We have recently partnered with Scrollmotion, Inc. and Iceberg Kids to revolutionize the children’s book experience, bringing the magic and wonder of reading to an exciting new digital space (the perfect answer to bedtime, long car rides or learning to read). To take a look at all of the iPhone apps offered by Kindermusik, just search for the word “kindermusik” on your iPhone and then download your favorite book.  Or  visit the Scrollmotion site. Our Kindermusik iPhone apps have been priced reasonably at just $.99/each!



Alphabet ABC Applications for Kids

Are you looking for an application (app) to help your kids learn to read? Ah, educational and distracting. Here’s my favorites apps that have the ABCs. Oh and P.S. it’s on the cheap!

It’s also a great use for those in ESL (English as a Second Language).

abcABC PocketPhonetics-Lite: letters, sounds & writing
(Apps in My Pocket Ltd.)

Great ‘first’ look at Phonics for kids. Uses three modes of teaching manipulation: sight, sound and writing (tactile).

This is really helping my son develop the relationship between sounds letters make and the words they make up.

abctracerABC Tracer Lite Free – Alphabet Flashcard tracing phonics and drawing

Great fine-motor skill practice. Kids get to trace letters. Has the alphabet, numbers and words.

ABC’s Free

My boys love the fact that it sings the alphabet and /or letters by pressing the arrow buttons on the botton of the app. They get to control the rhythm.

Baby Flash Cards
(Dream Cortex)

Helps kids learn vocabulary and practice memorization.

ICDL Books for Children
(ICDL Foundation)

- Old school books for your iPhone. Not a lot of stories, but it’s free.

Parents Magazine iPlay ‘n Learn
( by Resolute Digital)

Letters, numbers, colors and shapes all in one!
It is broken down into three ways to play and learn: flash cards, tracing practice and quizzes.

Sight Words Free

-It shows and speaks the words.

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Add a little flirty flair to your style

Looking to update your wardrobe? Maybe add a little flair when you go out to run errands, are at work or just out with friends?
I found something I really like. As a mom, I’m always trying to just dress up a little, add a sexy hourglass shape and hide flaws.
Chic Star has an amazing shirt that can really make your night out. It’s called the Flounce Ruched Ruffle Belt Shirt.
It can dress up a pair of jeans or be worn at work. This really appeals to my mom friends who are trying to add a little sexy flair to their wardrobe and hide flaws. Even better, it’s in plus-size which gives added comfort so you can show off curves without squeezing into a top that’s too tight. The wrap around design lets me adjust the fit so that it’s comfortable. I love the fact that it is a v-neck style that lets me accentuate my positive assets. :)
The shirt is great because it is not too hot, but adds style with light comfort.
Black Plus-Size Flounce Ruched Ruffle Belt Shirt
I’m really liking Chic Star’s designs. It’s not expesive, and adds a edgy, punk or vintage 40-50′s flair to your wardrobe.
Why not look posh when you drop the kids off this week or get compliments when you’re at work or just picking up coffee.
I can’t imagine a better pick me up.

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Gedgers release major update to Kids Allowance and Rewards

iphone app to help keep track of your kids good behavior & allowance?

Harrogate, UK – Gedgers Ltd today announced a major update for the popular Kids Allowance and Rewards 1.4 for iPhone and iPod touch. This update includes a complete re-write of the user interface, new and improved features. Kids Allowance and Rewards is the only application that combines allowance tracking with a rewards system for good behavior. This makes it a versatile and unique application as well as adding extra appeal for motivating and educating your kids.


* New User Interface
* New Auto approval of scheduled activities
* New Transaction Archive
* New Account Switch
* New context based action buttons
* Improved help
* Major bug and performance fixes.

The application can be used to automatically track how much money you owe your kid(s) for things like pocket money allowances, chores or any other money related activity. You are also able to automatically track and encourage good behaviour by awarding your kid(s) rewards.

With Kids Allowance and Rewards you can:

* Automatically schedule and track how much money you owe your kid(s) for things like pocket money, allowance, chores, tasks or any other money related activity.
* Automatically schedule, track and encourage good behaviour by awarding your kid(s) reward points.
* Manually pay in or pay out cash amounts to your kids accounts.
* Give or redeem adhoc reward points to your kids accounts.
* Create multiple kids accounts and provide them with a starting balance.
* View a summary of what you owe each account (Or what they owe you), and how many reward points they have received in the current week and overall.
* Schedule money or reward related activities such as allowances, clothes allowance, car cleaning chores, brushing teeth rewards or any other freeform activity. Just specify if it earns money or reward points, and how much.
* View transaction history.
* View transaction statuses as pending, approved, not approved and deleted.
* Approval process for scheduled activities.
For fun – shake the iphone for each saver to hear the jingle of money saved to date – or a “wah-wah” sound if not. Simple but effective!
* International currencies.

Pricing and Availability:
Kids Allowance and Rewards is $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Promo codes available upon request.

Kids Allowance and Rewards 1.4
Purchase and Download

Gedgers Ltd is a professional iPhone Development and Consultancy business based in North Yorkshire, UK. The company specialises in building bespoke iPhone applications, and with a background and experience in enterprise systems Gedgers Ltd is well positioned to extend your business solution onto the iPhone platform. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Cramzy releases A Must Go! – iPhone App for Travel Maniacs

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Cramzy releases A Must Go! – iPhone App for Travel Maniacs

by Richard at The MacTrack

Sofia, Bulgaria – Cramzy today is proud to announce the release of A Must Go!, an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Beautifully designed and loaded with great features the app gives great experience picking a travel destination for your next trip. Perfect for all travel fans, A Must Go! features 100 of the world’s best tourist destinations. The powerful categorization and filter abilities make it easy to find the right place for you and your family. Destinations are organized into continents, and additionally one can apply filters like “I want to see only Shopping and Mountain destinations”.

“I recently took a week off work, determined to travel a lot” said Maria Angelova, co-founder of Cramzy. “I soon realized that it was quite difficult to pick an interesting place to go, and I’ve decided that it’d be great if we made an app to make deciding where to go a pleasant experience. “

For each destination one can:
* See the most important information you’d need for making your choice
* See additional information such as: climate, language, currency, coordinates
* See several pictures of the top attractions at this destination info on what’s on the picture
* Show the destination on map
* Add this destination to the list of places you’ve been to or you want to go to

A Must Go! provides unique user interface and design, as well as rich options to filter the kind of destinations you want to see:
* See NEAR ME destinations (within 1000 km / 620 miles away from you)
* See all destinations (World view)
* See destinations by continents
* Filter destinations by type – Luxury, Shopping, History, Modern, Beach, Mountain, Nature
* Show multiple destinations on map so you can easily see many of them at once
* See the destinations you’ve selected as “I want to go there” or “I’ve been there”

System Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod Touch 3.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:
A Must Go! 1.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Cramzy plans to soon release an update adding more destinations.

A Must Go! 1.0
Purchase and Download
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Located in beautiful Sofia, Bulgaria, Cramzy is a privately held company founded in 2009 by Iliya Yordanov and Maria Angelova. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Cramzy is devoted to creating useful, well-made solutions with ease-of-use, user experience and simplicity with a major emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Cramzy’s long term ambitions to the Mac platform include development for Mac OS X for development tools and business software. Copyright (C) 2009 Cramzy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Baggino Diaper Bag-N-Changing Belt: Perfect for the Organized, Traveling Parent

I do like that you don’t have to put it down on the ground and that everything is accessible. I might have an issue re-zipping it up only because I have the wiggliest squirming baby on earth. I think I’d like the Jr. better, just more slimming, I hate to add bulk especially at such a key location. Check it out at

As seen on Celebrity Baby BlogBaggino-Diaper-Bag-N-Changing-Belt

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