Archive | July, 2006

Baby Gear – Dishes

By Kay on Tue, Jul 25, 2006

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So how many cute little plastic dishes, forks, spoons and sippy cups do you really need? Of course, you won’t need these until baby is eating solids around 6 months, but the real question is how often you want to be washing those same cute dishes… Continue reading…

I Dressed Myself!!

By Kay on Tue, Jul 25, 2006


My sister-in-law, Tiffany, and I were discussing the joys of 3 year old preschoolers the other day as I told her about Kate’s latest debate with me regarding her clothes. I was trying to get her dressed for a specific outing, but she was NOT wanting to wear the clothes that I had picked out. Instead she picked out one of her shirts that only matches ONE pair of shorts. And of course, those shorts were in the hamper and dirty. So, she kept trying to convince me that this yellow shirt would match her hot pink shorts, or her striped shorts, or her yellow shorts that were a completely different shade… After about a 5 minute ‘discussion’, she finally relented and agreed to wear a different outfit altogether. I finally thought, “whew, am I glad that’s over”… Continue reading…

Baby Gear – First Aid/Medicine

By Kay on Fri, Jul 21, 2006

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First Aid/Thermometer:
Do a kit that has it all in it. Then you don’t have to think about which thermometer to get, or which clippers are better than another. If you just get the kit that has it all, then you’ll have everything on hand. And as baby gets older and you determine, for instance, that these clippers don’t really work for you, you’ll have a better idea of what you really want to get. Plus, most of them come in a handy case to store everything in so you don’t have to search all over the house for what you’re looking for. Continue reading…

Baby Gear – Clothes/Towels/Blankets

By Kay on Fri, Jul 21, 2006

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For all you first time moms out there, it can be really overwhelming to know exactly what you really need and what you can do without. So, over the next few days, I’ll be writing several posts on what you ACTUALLY need for baby when he/she comes home. I was amazed at how little I knew when I had my first, and thanked God for a good friend that walked me through it all. Now, I get to return the favor! Continue reading…

To Doula or Not to Doula…

By Kay on Tue, Jul 18, 2006

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Q: To doula or not to doula; that is the question. My husband’s fine with it, I think it could be nice, but I’m not sure we need one. But then, we were talking to our doctor who suggested that if we were going to try to have a natural, unmedicated birth that we might want to consider a doula. Also, I think my biggest thing is I don’t want to take away from my husband’s part in this and make him feel unneeded. I want us to be partners…any suggestions? Continue reading…

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read