Saturday, April 4, 2020

S-mothering

Add a sprinkle of energy to your morning with Now for Mothers Healing Mix

Add a sprinkle of energy to your morning with NNow for Mothers Healing Mix

I’ve lost count how many sleepless nights I’ve had since having kids. As a mom of 4, I like to tell people I’ve been tired for about 12 years now, and there is no end in sight. Even though I was fairly used to not sleeping after having 3 kids, having the fourth really threw me for a loop. I …

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Track Santa with Norad 2013

Track Santa with Norad

Track Santa with Norad 2013 It used to be that every year millions of children around the world would wait for Christmas Eve morning, knowing that they’d spend the day looking out the window and wondering what he was up to right at that moment. Times have definitely changed. Not only are kids these days equipped with personal laptops, iPads, …

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Mattel Hot Holiday Toys of 2013 make gift giving easy

Mattel Hot Holiday Toys

This is the story of 4 pillow pets. No, they weren’t just any old pillow pets (are there just ‘any old’ pillow pets??) – these pillow pets, Marie, Bullseye, Perry, and Tigger, are special. Special because they went on the most epic journey a pillow pet can take, starting from Downtown Disneyland, and still made it back to our place …

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Imaginext Toys make for memorable moments

Imaginext-memories

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t look at a certain toy and have flashbacks from their childhood. For me, it’s Cabbage Patch Dolls. At age 13, when all of my friends were starting to think about boys and makeup, my parents gifted me with one of the coveted Cabbage Patch Dolls. And even though part of me felt like I …

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Hot Holiday Toys 2013

Hot Holiday Toys

Having lived with a bunch of kids for the past 12 years, I’d say I’m a qualified expert of what a hot holiday toy is. In a nutshell, hot holiday toys are those for which you get out of bed at 5 am, stand outside in the cold lined up with other similarly crazy individuals, and wait for 2 or …

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Triple the fun of downtime with Thomas the Tank Engine King of the Railway DVD & playsets

With four kids under the age of 11 in tow with me almost everywhere I go, I’m that person people in Costco feel the need to sympathize with by saying, “Oh dear, you have your hands full” (no kidding) or “Are they all yours?” (Yes, indeed they are). But even though my four look like they’re a lot of work …

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DIY pirate ship playhouse

diy pirate ship playhouse

DIY pirate ship playhouse I’ve got 4 kids. The fact that I have one of those Toys R US wooden playgrounds taking up half my backyard should come as no surprise to anyone. Not only does it save me from having to go to the local park, but has the capability to become a pseudo tree fort or Ninjago Battle …

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App to detect peanut allergens using smartphone and cradle

App to detect peanut allergens using smartphone and cradle   Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have developed a cradle and app that works with your smart phone and turns it into a handheld biosensor. Inside the cradle mirror are a series of lenses and filters which work like a larger lab device, but this cradle promises to deliver …

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Review Munchkin Lulla Vibe Vibrating Mattress Pad

When I became a parent 11 years ago, I learned the hard way that the nurses were right about some things. In the throes of new baby fever, I literally wouldn’t put my daughter down. Either myself or my husband wanted to hold her all the time, and if we weren’t feeding, changing, or bathing her, we were rocking her …

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Guzzie and Guss Stroller Review

I had a chance to do a Guzzie and Guss Stroller Review recently, and it didn’t come a moment too soon. I actually thought my stroller days were over for good given that my little guy is almost 4, but whoa, was I ever wrong. The scene of the test? Downtown Seattle on a blustery spring day. We were heading …

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