Wednesday, January 30, 2008

If I were a crafty woman...

I would take all of my old cashmere sweaters, you know the ones with a hole in the sleeve or some other flaw, and do this to them:

Pure genius! This would be perfect for a premie baby. Anyone of you crafty enough to do it and send me a sample?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Painful tummy? Fussy?

I swear by gripe water. In case you aren't familiar with it it is an English homeopathic remedy for babies with colic, hiccups, teething pain, upset stomach and or gas. The ingredients usually include fennel, chamomile, ginger and a little bicarbonate. On occasion I've been known to take some as well. Check out my Amazon store and you'll see it under Essentials -and buy it from there (no added cost to you and a few pennies in my tip jar).

Sunday, January 27, 2008

It doesn't get sexier than ...Choreplay

Remember foreplay? I don't either. I think it was that lovely little past time we had when we were still in the infancy of our relationship. Now with an infant what keeps the marriage alive and happy? Choreplay. What, you haven't heard of it yet?

It is that sweet moment in the day when your significant other takes over the chores for you (folding laundry, doing dishes, cleaning bottles, etc) whilst you ...relax. There is no stronger aphrodisiac than watching a man clean the floors or make dinner while you sit the couch (or bathtub) reading a magazine. Are you getting enough choreplay in your relationship??

Neglected Baby

It has been a bit since I've last posted because of our horrendous move across the pond and country, but I'm back! I'll open this season with the latest "sippy" cup that my friend at Table Bread has alerted me to. Besides looking really cool and being durable it ranks high on my list because it doesn't have that ubiquitous plastic mouth piece have a lot of doctors in Europe calling for a ban. The plastics that they do use are certified free of Bisphenol A, phthalates and DEHA. I've ordered mine so we will see how they are.
Do you have one of these cups or one that you swear by? Leave me a comment!

UPDATE: Well I finally got it and I'm a little disappointed. The spout is like any other hard "sippy" cup and the top is difficult to screw on which could spell disaster in your bag. For those of you who like putting juice in the cups they warn that pulpy juices might not be a good idea. On the plus side it is very easy to clean and the "plug" is a good size so it won't float off into the drain. Over all I give it a 3 sippy cup rating out of 5.

UPDATE ON THE UPDATE: The spout issue got worse, the water tasted funny and in the end I got so frustrated I tossed them -it was crap. Save your money.

Thursday, January 3, 2008