Who says you need to have a baby monitor when you have an iPhone? For moms who have an iPhone this BabyPhone App is perfect; not only does it work as a baby monitor but it will also call you on another phone once your child has awakened! For just $2.99 this is a fab deal compared to expensive baby monitors!
What did manage to grow was quite impressive. However, I was afraid to eat it because I wasn't sure if it was safe (me = beginner). I have since learned that I live in Zone 5 and that I planted an "organic garden." I'd love to do it again so I'm on top of it early this year.
I've already found an awesome website. I'll be sure to share any future good ideas, advice, sources, etc. that I collect along my journey. Thanks for stopping by!
This is precisely why I love the Internet. There's so much inspiration out there. So many wonderful ideas that I would have never come up with on my own. Like using a log as a tree stand for a faux Christmas tree.
The extra height the log gives the tree will make it easier for Santa to get those bigger packages underneath.
I love baby products that look cool and don't stick out like a big ugly sore thumb in your decor. This drying rack ($18) is great because it not only looks cool but it holds all of the little pieces from baby's sippy cups as well as spoons and pacifiers. It's also simple to clean, the grass lifts right out of the tray. I just wish they made a bigger size! Sometimes it fills up quickly.
For the past several days, NYC has been under the spell of cooler weather, with a side of rain. We are wearing cardigans, boots, and hats, thanks to the clouds, we haven't felt like we've been stuffed into a concrete oven. Especially with Fashion Week right around the corner and the September issues of magazines on newsstands, I can barely resist the urge to swipe on vampy nail polishes and lip colors, banishing any teal or magenta from my mind.
I want to step into the streets, wearing a blazer and a knit tam, with a hot cup of coffee in my hand and boots on my feet, ready to take on the day. Is that too much to ask for? Most likely yes, because after today the sun will be back, bringing temperatures in the high 80s for the foreseeable future. Now that I've dipped my toe into the cardigan pool, I don't want to turn back.
When do you decide that it's time to pull out the Fall wardrobe? After Labor Day, do you banish your pinks in search of neutrals? Does the weather dictate your look? Share your thoughts in the poll below!
I am absolutely loving loose shorts this year. I have never really been the type — mostly because I'm petite and I thought it would look like I was drowning in them. But actually I learned it's quite the opposite. Wearing loose shorts I look more mature, (which is good since most people think I look much younger than I am), but also because they are more comfortable and much more chic than a pair of poom pooms (translation: mini shorts).
Pairing them is easy — find a tank top and you're set. A long necklace and a pair of chunky sandals completes the look — or go for a pair of flat sandals and a printed tee. The best part — loose shorts are flattering on every body type. So go wild and lose it for loose shorts!
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Yesterday, in some sort of momentary lapse of sanity, I agreed to go to a minor league baseball game in Toledo, Ohio. Why would anyone do this?
A. I don't know.
B. My husband is a huge baseball fan and always is asking to go and he convinced me the girls would like it. Oh, and Wubbzy would be there. And there is a certain little toddler who loves that cartoon.
So, we drove the 1.5 hours to a minor league ball park when we were offered tickets to the major league game playing in our hometown that same day. Kids slept in the car, then there was whining and singing and videos. When we arrived it started to rain, actually downpour. A certain little toddler was TERRIFIED of her cartoon hero. It stopped raining. Then it was hot. Impossibly hot. And then the whining really began. Basically until bedtime. We stayed at the game for 1 inning.
But that is actually not the point of this post. I came home thinking about parenting and realize that much of the time it is stressful. And sometimes unrewarding. And I thought about how to write about this topic. Then, alas, I realized that I am not alone. I stumbled upon this article in New York magazine from last week. Titled "All Joy, No Fun." Is that true?
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One of the great hazards of life as a full time SAHM is the isolation from other adults in your day-to-day happenings. Often times mothers don’t even realize how isolated they’ve become until they try to interact with other adults and find themselves completely out of practice! Eventually there are enough activities and errands that involve interacting with the world that every SAHM is able to reintegrate, but for my part, I still catch myself sometimes doing very, very strange things that are a product of my little baby bubble.
Next time you go to the grocery store, pay attention to the mothers with infants. You might find that they are talking to their babies, asking their infant, "Should mommy get pears or do you want peaches today baby?” Or even worse, “Don’t let mommy forget to buy toilet paper, okay muffin?” I mean, obviously the child cannot respond or even marginally engage in the conversation mommy is having with herself, but in the grocery store setting it actually seems pretty normal. Take it beyond the grocery store though, and, well . . .
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