I don’t want to wear high-waisted mom jeans, but I’m also not a fan of plumber butt. I worry about exposing my undies- or worse- when I bend over to pick up the baby. So when I heard about the IsABelt, a clear belt that keeps your pants up without the bulk of a traditional belt, I was excited.
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Our boys, we are told, are in crisis. Whether or not this is a myth, there’s a perception that today’s civilized is just bit, well, too nice for a growing boy. And where are all the role models of manly virtues? A new book, Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys, hopes to fill this gap with examples and stories of manly men who exhibited great strength and courage…
Little Chefs Cook Chinese
If your child is a picky eater, try preparing meals together. If your child feels some ownership over a meal, he’s more likely to eat it. Start by picking an easy-to-make recipe or by using a children’s cookbook.
I received a review sample of the Handstand Kids Chinese Cookbook, the newest book in their cookbook series for children ages 3 to 12. The Handstand Kids Cookbook series introduces children to the language and cuisine of other cultures through fun, easy-t0-make recipes. Ingredients and utensils are listed in both English and Mandarin.
Frigidaire Test Drive Mom: “Before” Video and Pictures
Frigidaire Test Drive Mom, which means I will be receiving a suite of sweet kitchen appliances. Check out the My Motherload site to find out more about the “More Me Time” guarantee and find out how you can enter to win your own appliances!
Now, before these Frigidaire appliances arrive, I wanted to show you what my kitchen looks like now with my old appliances.
Remember, all of these video and images are from BEFORE the new, energy-efficient, time-saving Frigidaire appliances arrive. My OLD appliances are NOT Frigidaire.
Bedtime can be quality time rather than battle time. By establishing a consistent routine, you can make bedtime more enjoyable for the whole family.
Haydenburri Lane’s Bedtime Safari products were designed in conjunction with child development specialists to help children learn the necessary skills and activities needed to get ready for bed.
Haydenburri Lane provides advice to parents on how to establish a positive bedtime routine and why routines are important. (Click here to read their Parents’ Guide.) And they offer a series of board books for preschoolers that make learning routines fun. There are five main characters- Bubbles the Hippo, P.J. the Bear, Chomper the Crocodile, Paige the elephant, and Rory the tiger. Each character stars in a board book and teaches a different skill.
Rediscovering “The Greatest Show on Earth”
As a child, going to the circus was an annual tradition. I loved watching the elephants, tigers, clowns, acrobats and the trapeze artists. The circus is a fantasy-world that inspires the imagination. For days afterwards, I would pretend to be an animal trainer or dress up like a clown.
As the years went by, I felt that I had outgrown the circus. I went when I was a college student, and the circus just seemed so small…so predictable…even boring. But my son’s birth had a transformative effect on me. I’m ready to relive my childhood excitement and to see the world through his innocent eyes.
Deal of the Day: Vincent Shoes Summer Sandal Sale
Deal of the Day: Get 20% off on all Vincent baby, toddler and kids’ sandals through June 7, 2009 with promo code VIN-SAND
Candace and I are both fans of Vincent, a hip and high-quality children’s shoe brand. (See previous reviews.) Vincent shoes are made to be roomy since most children’s feet are wide. As a result, I’ve found them easier to get on and off than other brands.
Candace and I have both received free shoe samples from Vincent in the past. But we’ve since become loyal customers. We keep a look out for sales and buy Vincent shoes because we like the style, durability and quality of the brand.
Learning to Spell is Easy as ABC
Learning to spell can be as easy as ABC.
Lionsgate sent us the LeapFrog Talking Words Factory and this DVD is now my 2.5 year old daughter’s top pick for her daily video…
Got Mummy Tummy? Bootcamp for Tummies
If I could trade places with my 20 year old self, I wouldn’t. Not even my old perfect little waist can compare with the joy I get from my husband, my two beautiful children, and more than a decade of experience.
But what if I could keep the family and the life and in just six minutes a day, I could look a little better, a little tighter, a little more on the outside like I feel on the inside? That’s the idea behind Bootcamp for Tummies.
ImagiPlay Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)
Buy ImagiPlay directly and use coupon code integrity09 for 20% off any order through July 15th.