Movie Review: Beethoven’s Big Break DVD

Scheduled to come out on DVD on December 26th, 2008 is the fun children’s movie: Beethoven’s Big Break. I had the opportunity to watch the movie prior to its release date. Although it’s a busy and crazy time of year, I somehow managed to watch this movie, in sections I will add, while I fed son. Movie SynopsisAlthough animal handler Eddie works with lots of creatures, he has a strict NO PETS ALLOWED policy and won’t let his son Billy keep adorable stray dog Beethoven and his family of puppies. But when dog-nappers steal the canine star of the movie … Continue reading

Product Review: Cover Plug

With the recent birth of my son, I’m finding myself becoming quickly reminded how we have become much more relaxed about the use of child safety products (in some areas) in our house. An example is that we leave the baby gate open most of the time now, except at night time. One thing that I never did give up on are the electrical plug outlets. The majority of outlets that are in sight are covered. We have tried a few different kinds and I have never been fully happy with any of them. Most of them are difficult to … Continue reading

Information: Dove Self-Esteem Fund

When my daughter was born in 2005, I made a promise to myself that I was going to do everything in my power to help her have self confidence as a girl and as a women and to feel as comfortable with her body and looks as she possibly could. I grew up in a family where my Mom didn’t exercise, my Dad was (and still is) and exercise fanatic and I constantly felt criticized for my body size (even when I was “skinny” in high school). My Dad constantly made comments about me dressing inappropriately or snacking on the … Continue reading

Product Review: The Belly Bandit

I found the most amazing invention out there for new Moms! It’s called the Belly Bandit. No matter what kind of body shape you had before you got pregnant, your body is certainly never the same after giving birth to your beautiful bundle of joy! That is where the Belly Bandit comes into play! The Belly Bandit is an abdominal compression wrap that helps to reduce the swelling of the uterus, decrease bloating caused by water retention, supports your legs & back and provides additional comfort and support for breast feeding moms. Of course, it isn’t a miracle worker, you … Continue reading

Book Review and Contest: The Gift Of The Christmas Cookie by Dandi D Mackall

Contest is now closed! Book: The Gift Of The Christmas CookieAuthor: Dandi D MackallIllustrator: Deborah Chabrian Description:This children’s story is written for ages four to seven. It tells a story of a family during the Depression. A young boy named Jack misses his father, who is away looking for work, and wants him to come home for Christmas. Jack discovers his Mother making cookies one day, a treat that they hadn’t enjoyed due to lack of finances. She is making the cookies for the needy people at their church. His Mother tells Jack a story of how people used to … Continue reading

PumpEase™ hands-free pumping supports

My PumpEase™ hands-free pumping supports came to me just in time for pumping with my recent addition to my family. The PumpEase™ is a hands-free pumping support for Moms who don’t want to be tied down while pumping their breast milk. I really am happy with my PumpEase because it helps relieve the pressure holding a pump puts on my hands and wrists. I have problems with carpal tunnel which causes pain and numbness in my wrists and hands which gets worse when I am holding them in one position for an extended period of time. Being able to pump … Continue reading

Funky Monkey Snacks

Have you ever heard of Funky Monkey Snacks? These yummy, healthy and nutritious snacks can be ordered online at Funky Monkey snacks are freeze dried fruit – all natural, with no added sugar, preservatives, colors or flavors. They are gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free. They come in four delicious flavors: Bananamon (banana and cinnamon), Carnaval Mix (banana, pineapple, apple, papaya and raisins), Jivealime (pineapple and lime juice) and Purple Funk (banana and acai berries). My daughter loved her individual snack packets! It was a healthy snack that was so delicious, she called it a treat. I especially liked the fact … Continue reading

Mama Mio Products

I received Boot Camp for Boobs from Mama Mio just in time to take care of my body after giving birth to my son. All of us Moms painfully know exactly what happens to our boobs after pregnancy. After my second pregnancy, they are sagging even more than before. I have been using the Tummy Toner and the Boob Tube for four weeks now. Admittedly, I haven’t been doing the exercises, but I do plan to start in the near future. The lotions made by Mama Mio are purely luxurious. Both lotions come in easy to use pumps. The Boob … Continue reading


Being a former Kindergarten teacher, you had to expect that I would jump on the opportunity to review the Preschool Language and Literacy calendar that is put out by The Hanen Centre for the past five years. The Hanen Centre is a not for profit charitable organization that has been around for years. The centre educates teachers, parents and caregivers in helping them promote language development during every day activities. They share information with professionals who deal with teachers and parents. They develop learning materials for children and they conduct research in the area of language and literacy development in … Continue reading

Tot-to-go Nursing Cover

There has been a lot of coverage in the media lately regarding Moms breastfeeding in public. Personally, I have never had a problem with breastfeeding in public. I have had a few compliments for doing it and a few people try to provide not so subtly provide me with advice by telling me where the nursing centers are located. I am proud to breastfeed and I am confident about breastfeeding in public. I will feed my child where ever I have to and if someone has an issue with it, that is their problem. I do not feel like I … Continue reading