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Product Review: Graco TurboBooster SafeSeat Youth Booster

By Kay on Thu, Apr 3, 2008

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Graco TurboBooster SafeSeat Youth Booster in IonicWe just recently moved Karis into a car seat out of her infant seat which meant Ethan got kicked out of his seat. Since he’s over the weight requirements for a booster, we opted to just move him straight into this Graco TurboBooster instead of buying ANOTHER car seat that would only last another year or so and also cost an arm and a leg.

  • I LOVE how easy this booster is to move from car to car. Basically unthread the seatbelt from the shoulder belt positioner and you’re good to go!
  • Ethan loves the race car color scheme (as does his daddy!) and the fact that he now feels like a ‘big boy’.
  • Kate loves that she’s not getting hit in the face with the side of a huge car seat. (She sits in the middle of the back seat between her two siblings. Not something she’ll be able to do much longer as her hips and shoulders grow and become wider than the opening between the two seats. Hopefully we’ll be able to purchase a larger vehicle by the time that becomes an issue. And when we do, we’ll probably get Kate the pink princess version of this same seat.)
  • Shawn loves that the price didn’t strain our pocket book too much. I think we got ours on sale for around $40.
  • Karis loves the fact that she’s not stuck in that rear-facing infant seat anymore. She loves being able to see out the windows!  🙂

Freepeats.org

By Kay on Sun, Feb 3, 2008

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One of my favorite blogs that I visit all the time has just launched a new forum-based website called Freepeats. It works very similarly to FreeCycle only it’s more for the mommy demographic. It’s all about finding and giving away new or gently-used baby items in your local area. The cool thing for me is that they just added Houston (my home town) to the list. And through the month of February, it’s completely free to join.

So, if you’re even the slightest bit thrifty and want to know how to get a hold of baby and maternity stuff for free, check out the site and sign up for your local area. Then come back and tell me what YOU gave away or got for free! 🙂

Product Review: Step 2’s Sand and Water Table

By Kay on Wed, Oct 10, 2007

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When I decided to buy an outdoor activity table for Kate, I did lots of research. I knew that she LOVED playing in the sand, but didn’t want to necessarily build a ‘real’ sand box in our back yard. So, I went to Amazon.com (of course) and started reading reviews on all the different brands of sand and water activity tables out there. Many of the brand names that I normally would have trusted to make a good quality table got bad reviews and so I wound up purchasing the “Naturally Playful Sand and Water Activity Center” by Step 2 and I’ve never regretted it!

Here’s the product description from Step 2…

This adorable Sand and Water Activity Center features wood crafted styling and nature’s colors that blend with traditional landscapes in residential outdoor living areas. It’s divided into two separate sides – one for water, the other for sand. Continue reading…

Free Shipping on Gerber Onesies

By Kay on Mon, Oct 8, 2007

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Gerber is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the onesie! Not only are they hosting a sweepstakes for a $25,000 savings bond, but BabiesRUs is also helping them celebrate by offering free shipping on all their onesies. Check it out…

Free Shipping on Gerber Onesies at  BabiesRUs.com

Product Review: Mothers Minder Sling Diaper Bag

By Kay on Thu, Aug 9, 2007

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Mothers Minder Sling Diaper Bag
I finally did it! After using the same diaper bag since Kate was born 4 and a half years ago, I finally got a new bag!! (Can you tell that I’m excited?)

Granted, it’s not my dream bag (I’m still in love with the whole DadGear line of bags), but it’s still a great bag, especially for the sale price of only $16.83 on Amazon!
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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

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