Archives for May 2009
loth diapering is environmentally-friendly and costs less than using disposable diapers, but the majority of moms still use disposable diapers. You’ve probably heard stories from your mother or grandmother about the hassle of using traditional cloth diapers. For me, that was a factor in choosing disposable diapers.
But the new reusable diapers from AppleCheeks inspired me to give cloth diapering another look.
I wasn’t bored much growing up. On rainy days and lazy Saturday afternoons, I’d be engaged in some craft project or interesting game. My mother, a teacher, has a gift for finding and organizing fun activities on a moment’s notice. Now that I’m a mom, I appreciate how easy she made it all look.
Some organized moms dedicate entire closets to craft supplies and keep file folders full of craft-ideas clipped from magazines and newspapers on-hand. But if that’s not your style, you can still entertain and educate your children with the fabulous art kits from Eye Can Art.
Calendars and schedules are such an integral part of adult life, but understanding concepts like days of the week, months of the year and the seasons can be difficult for young children. Without a strong understanding of how the calendar works, it can be tough for a preschooler to understand concepts like exactly how long daddy will be away on a business trip or when his class is visiting the zoo.
Your kids will learn calendar skills at preschool or kindergarten, but you can give them a headstart with the “My Week” calendar from 2fishkids.
Momma Loves Her Little Son, a new book by the son of June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, has won a place in my heart and on my bookshelf. John Carter Cash explains that the book is based on his own relationship with his mother who frequently told him that “Momma loves her little son.”
Show mom some R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Let me tell you what it means to me.
Respect means that every member of the family has a right to feel safe. No one should feel belittled, bullied, or beaten.
If you are looking for a small gift with big meaning on Mother’s Day, try this faux-leather RESPECT! bracelet that benefits the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s RESPECT! campaign.
There are so many different breast pump models on the market, and deciding between them can seem confusing. So many factors influence breast pump purchases. In my opinion, the biggest factors are budget and frequency of use. Every mother needs to weigh those factors before picking the pump that fits her lifestyle. Someone who rarely pumps may be content with a manual option or a single-pump. More frequent users generally want automatic, dual breastpumps. While hospital-grade breastpumps can cost hundreds of dollars, you can find high-quality occasional-use models for well-under $100.