Archives for January 2010

Babysitter Dilemma

Recently, I was on a Mom Talk Radio Roundtable.  There were three of us on the call, with only seven minutes to chat, about the topic of finding a babysitter AND the challenges presented if the babysitter was a family member.  Needless to say, there was only time for me to share my worries and […]

Seeking Simplification

I just quit my job. Today. The one I have had for three years. I must be nuts, but I resigned to start my consulting business.  Doing so enables me to be home with my 12 week old son. Admirable from a Mommy point of view, but it comes with another set of life challenges. […]

Best New Mama Gift

When I had my son a few months ago, I made the decision to give nursing a try.  Those early days turned out to be really hard, primarily because of the sheer time consumption.  I often found myself segregated in the nursery, hungry and thirsty, and frankly, it was not fun. What would have made it […]

Scrub A Dub (Without the Tub)

Between drool, spit-up, eye gunk, dog licks, poop, pee, kisses and general grime, your baby probably gets pretty dirty!  Yet, if you are like me, you don’t necessarily give your baby a bath everyday. Now you can feel guilt free, and have your baby squeaky clean, with these Baby Silk Gentle All Over Clean cleansing […]

Nursing Trinket

Seeing that my chest was scratched by the little bitty nails of my nursing son, I needed to find something that could keep his wandering fingers occupied during our breastfeeding sessions.  So I recently picked up the Mooma Nursing Necklace at Magic Beans. Created by a Magic Beans staffer, the Mooma Nursing Necklace just slips right […]

Rising Temperatures

I dread the day my son gets sick, but when that day comes, I am so glad I have the Safety 1st Complete Family Thermometer.  I got this Thermometer as a token for participating in a focus group.  I have already tried it and think it is so nifty that I had to spread the […]

Ditch the Socks

I cannot believe the holidays are over, but it was super fun having a new baby to introduce to family and friends.  I got to dress my son in outfits, rather than sleepsacks, and have people fuss over him (and me) during the various festivities.  Not a bad deal. Yet, having a son usually does […]

My Real Baby Registry Wish List

There are ten baby items I wish I had known I would need before I had my baby.  Many of my picks are not found in the big chain baby registry stores, which is why I never came across them for my baby registry.  But since my baby has been born, these are products that […]

Stroller Stress

I am only three months into being a first time Mom.  I am trying to shed the pregnancy weight, figure out if I will get sleep again in this lifetime, and still gape at someone who asks how I am settling in as a Mom.  Despite it all, I am already thinking of baby number […]

Baby Thank You Notes

Finding good stationary is a lifelong pursuit.  Tastes can fluctuate over the years and the occasion may call for a feel or design that is specific for that event.  But what never goes out of style, even in this age of emails, is the very art of writing and sending a thank you note. In […]