It’s no secret that we are a cloth diapering family. Formerly-iBaby-now-iToddler is wrapped every day in a colorful, happy, absorbent piece of fabric—usually a bumGenius 3.0 one-size.
under that fleece cover is a bumgenius, double-stuffed for overnight. i just love her bubble butt!
Our entire stash came from Happy Baby Company, a retailer here in Pittsburgh who also services nationwide via their awesome website. Lilli and Adam, owners of Happy Baby Company, impressed us immediately with how much
Continue reading bumGenius 4.0 :: Review + Giveaway
You may remember my little tirade about “mompetition” and how we (as moms) are always trying to be more impressive than the last. And I went on and on about my little girl’s upcoming birthday party.
Well, the party was a success and I am so happy at how things came out. The whole shindig went off without a hitch and with very little stress. Most importantly, at the end of the day, I had a very happy little one year-old. But we were tired at the end of
Continue reading Make or Buy :: Baby’s First Birthday Party (pssst…giveaway)
On my daughter’s birthday, from the time she woke up, until she went to bed for the night, I took a total of 1,245 photos. I know it sounds excessive, but I had a great time taking them. My awesome hubs even took the camera from me for a bit to make sure I was in a few, too.
Continue reading Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
My beautiful little girl, the light of my life and apple of my eye, turns one year old tomorrow.
Cue the sappy music and slow-mo montage.
This is huge, people. Epic.
We kept a person alive, thriving for a year. I fed her from my own body. No major bleeding, no rubber rooms, no divorce court.
You parents out there, you get it for sure. We deserve a stinking medal. This was the hardest, most fun year of my life. We’ve been covered in drool, spit-up on, had
Continue reading She’s One, I’m Sappy, and You’re Lucky
It’s Sunday and it’s close enough to my desired bedtime that I have to make some decisions. Laundry, fold diapers, write, play Angry Birds?
I can probably only fit in two of the four. Guess you know what one of them is.
In preparation for and early celebration of this one’s first birthday next Saturday, I plan to keep a pretty low profile this week. After all, I have three-hundred fifty some-odd days to reflect on, and these things take time:
In the meantime, here are a
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In honor of Happy Baby Company being named Rockin’ Retailer of the Year for Rockin’ Green, I thought I’d take the time to give you a two-fer of imanimama.com posts tonight. You’ve seen plenty of posts now of me raving about Rockin’ Green, the amazing little cleaner that could. About a month or so ago, I reached out to the owner and asked if she’d be interested in doing a review/giveaway on imanimama.com. She sent me a few packets of Classic Rock in several scents and I went about putting it to the test.
Continue reading Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent :: Review + Giveaway
Happy 4th of July, y’all! I don’t know about where you are, but it is 147 degrees in Pittsburgh today and my office does not have air conditioning. The horror. So I’ve been totally avoiding writing any posts until things cool down a smidge. That hasn’t happened yet, so this will be a short and sweet one, instead of the “Make or Buy” I had planned to post tonight (hey, there’ll be another Monday again next week).
Continue reading Weekend Rewind :: Hot Hot Hot (+ giveaway winner!)
We’ve been cloth diapering our little munchkin now for over 10 months and have really fallen in love with the whole cloth nappy experience. There’s something perfectly yummy about an oversized bubble butt on a tiny little babe. And then there’s the cheerful view from your kitchen window as you look out at a rainbow of adorable little dipes hanging from the line. It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But along with the warm fuzzies of being a part of the cloth diapering crowd come some real bits of wisdom. We’ve tried lots of different products, from different dipes and inserts, to detergents (more on this in a couple weeks), to lotions and potions, and wet bags. And after 10 months, we know what we like, what works for us and what just doesn’t work at all.
Continue reading Planet Wise Wet Bag :: Review & Giveaway
Congratulations to Beth, who went to Sweetlix for the first time today and will get her next trip on the house! Beth, I sent you an email with instructions on how to get your loot.
Thanks so everyone for entering. The owners of Sweetlix, who also own Pittsburgh Popcorn Company, have asked if I would be interested in writing a review and doing a giveaway for that store as well. And since you KNOW what my answer will be, you should stay tuned for
Continue reading Lucky Winner of Yums! + A Question for You
Can I just say that I can hardly stand it right now as I write this, the very first imanimama product review and giveaway, because it is something very near and dear to my heart.
More specifically, dessert.
I work in downtown Pittsburgh, about 5 steps from the heart of the cultural district. It’s a pretty cool place to be, but until fairly recently, our lunch and snack options have been limited to the same old chains day in and day out. For some unknown (and yet GLORIOUS) reason,
Continue reading Sweetlix Tart Frozen Yogurt :: GIVEAWAY!