$100 PinkBlush Maternity GC Giveaway open to USA ends 9/12


     As an expectant Mom I can certainly appreciate beautiful and comfortable Maternity wear! I have shopped at many popular Maternity retailers and was surprised at how ugly and tent-like many of the fashions appeared.  PinkBlush is a family run business whose goal is to provide women with stylish yet comfortable and affordable clothing options for both pregnancy and beyond. They offer free shipping for orders over $50 for customers in the U.S. and free exchanges so you're happy with what you're buying. Marissa from Mommy Knows What's Best is expecting Baby #4, and she was given the opportunity to review some trendy maternity clothes from PinkBlush Maternity. Read her review and see the clothes she chose here. PinkBlush has decided to giveaway a $100 gift card to one of you!

Earth Mama Angel Baby Winner's Choice Kit Giveaway! USA ends 9/1

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WAHM Spotlight; Doodle Dypes Hybrid Review

Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. I did received a product sample to facilitate my review however the opinions here are my own. 

     WAHM Bam thank you.... Work at Home Moms?? It's the Work at Home Mom Spotlight!! Otherwise known as WAHMs, work at home Moms are small business machines. Unlike big companies that have a sales person, a social media person, customer service workers, seamstresses etc. a WAHM does it all! From sewing the diaper you receive, to packing, shipping and running their own facebook pages. WAHMs are amazing. One WAHM I need to share with you is Doodle Dypes! Have a look at this fantastic Hybrid diaper and learn about this company. I know you'll want to add one, or twenty to your stash! Here, take a look (here come the photos):

Lil Helper Cloth Diaper Giveaway Super Package Giveaway arv $102 Open to USA/Canada ends 9/5

    Lil Helpers are All-In-2 cloth diapers made by rocket scientist....seriously Lil Helpers diapers were developed by Dads and are manufactured and sold in Canada. Read the full review from Mama the Fox here. Lil Helpers has a niche on the charcoal insert market, but also offer bamboo. Each diaper comes with 2 inserts! That's fantastic for customizing absorbency. Learn more about the company and enter to win a prize pack including 4 diapers below! 

Bum Genuis Elemental Review

Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. I did receive a product sample to facilitate my review, however the opinions here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

     Bum Genuis 4.0s were some of our first cloth diapers. Our cloth journey began when we were gifted set of econobums with 2 covers and 12 prefolds. I loved cloth right away and wanted to expand our stash. I was told that Bum Genuis (BG) 4.0 diapers were the best, and I slowly started building our collection. Now, over 2.5 years later, some of our BG 4.0s are over 2 years old and still in our rotation! You can see how our BG 4.0s have held up, and why so many people use and recommend this brand. While our current stash contains many brands, our BGs are truly a stash staple.
     While we are very familiar with BG 4.0s, this is our first experience with BG Elemental. I wanted to share the details of this diaper with you, and took some photos of it new - out of the package. As you can see, this All-in-one (AIO) diaper has the same shell design as the rest of the BG collection, however the interior is very different. This all-in-one features Organic cotton, a PUL water resistant outer layer, and USA construction. Have a look:


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WAHM Spotlight; Sherry's Creative Stitches

Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. I did receive product samples to facilitate my review however the opinions are my own. No affiliate links. 

     WAHM Bam thank you... Work at Home Moms!! It's the Work At Home Mom Spotlight! Otherwise known as WAHMs, this series highlights amazing Mom run shops that I can't wait to share! Why are WAHMs so awesome? Unlike a big company with a sales person, an internet person, a public relations/social media person, shipping, a sewing shop etc. and customer service...a WAHM does all of these things by herself. In addition to running every aspect of a company, these ladies (and gents, I'm sure there are a few gents) create and run their own businesses from start to finish.
     This feature is on  Sherry's Creative Stitches. An embroiderer by trade, Sherry's Creative Stitches can take any ordinary item and transform it. Her creations are amazing. The "Surrender Ye Boobies" design seen here can be created on a diaper, shirt, bib or just about anything you can imagine. While she's currently in the process of testing and designing her own diaper pattern, you can do a send your own diaper (SYOD) to have a diaper from your favorite brand customized. As you'll see below (on these diaper testers) her work is fantastic and I'm proud to place these on my little fluff bums! Check out her shop profile:


Knock Nanny Giveaway 10 Winners USA ends 8/29


     Doesn't it seem like the phone rings or someone rings the doorbell right after baby has gone to sleep? Sometimes I wonder if people subconsciously know when my babies are napping. Now you prevent untimely doorbell rings with your own Knock Nanny! The Knock Nanny is a super durable and weather resistant piece of plastic that can slip over your doorbell to stop visitors from ringing that bell. You can choose 1 of 27 fun decals for your Knock Nanny to display the message which fits your household. Read the full review here!


How to Attract Friendly Mason Bee Pollinatiors to Your Garden

Disclosure; This is a sponsored post. I received a product sample to facilitate my review, however the opinions and experiences here are my own. 

     Bees and other pollinators are a monitor for our environmental health. Like the canary birds coal miners used to monitor air in the mines, bees tell humans about the quality of the earth's environment. Unfortunately, unlike the miners who could simply leave the mine when conditions became dangerous, there is no where for us to flee. If bees can't survive in our environment, what lies ahead for humans? The decline in the pollinator population is both alarming and a direct result of human influence. While Pesticides, Genetically Modified Crops and Pollution have all been determined to play a role, we as individuals must take our own action to improve our environment, and make the world more bee and human friendly. 
     When I think of bees, I think of honey. While I would love to have backyard honey bees, as a busy Mom I just don't have the time. I was surprised to learn that not all bees make honey, but all are excellent pollinators! My family has been working hard at creating a bee friendly environment right in our own yard! It's a great family project and easy to do. We recently created a Bee Sanctuary and in collaboration with a Friends of the Earth campaign, placed this Mason Bee house in our yard. While I haven't seen activity in it yet, we're hopeful that it will soon be the home to friendly, non-honey producing pollinators. 


Buttons Diapers Giveaway Open to USA/Canada ends 8/28


     If you love cloth diapers, chances are you are familiar with Buttons Diapers. This company offers a wide range of colors, patterns and inserts in multiple fabrics and absorbencies. They are well known for their double layer of soft, wipe-able PUL and double gussets. The company continues to expand their line through prints, solid color options and inserts. Inserts for this All-in-Two system snap into place and even have a doubler. They have microfiber and offer a cotton/hemp blend for natural fiber lovers.
     While many of the OS brand diapers didn't fit my newborn for a few weeks, Buttons Diapers did! Read my Buttons Diapers Review to hear more and enter to win 2 shells below! One lucky USA or Canada based baby will be sporting their shells after contest ends on 8/28/2015. Winner will be contacted via e-mail (after entries verified) and have 48 hours to respond. If no response is given, a new winner will be drawn. Thanks and have a wonderful day!



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How Do Bum Genius Diapers Hold Up? Relaxed Elastic and 2 Years of Wear

Disclosure; this is not a sponsored post. These are my family's diapers, this post does contain affiliate links. 

     Bum Genius 4.0s were our first pocket diapers. When I started my cloth diaper journey, I was couponing hardcore to purchase Pampers sensitive diapers for my boys. It was a lot of work, and despite being rash-free, the diapers still contained chemicals. I was gifted a set of Econobums and we started our journey! I had 2 covers and 12 prefolds. We still used a disposable here and there, but I was able to cloth nearly full-time with this humble stash. As our budget allowed, I purchased more diapers for our stash 1 or 2 at a time. Upon the recommendation of a friend, I bought Bum Genius 4.0s. Most of our Bum Genius stash is 2+ years old! Want to see how they've held up?

Tekhni Nymphai; The Leaky Boob and Tekhni Wovens Unite


     Well known and loved breastfeeding blogger Jessica Martin-Weber of The Leaky Boob recently collaborated with Tekhni Woven Sling Studio to create the wrap exclusive Nymphai. How does such a collaboration start? As a Mom to 6 girls, Jessica's been through her share of pregnancy struggles. Her main struggle was with severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum, or basicially throwing up to the point of dehydration and weight loss. Luckily, Jessica found some relief during her 6th pregnancy through a PICC line. While this device helped with her symptoms, it left a scar. This scar was the start of something beautiful and through collaborations and inspiration was born Nymphai (2)
     PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) lines can be wonderful things. If someone has a difficult time having an IV started, collapsing veins, or simply doesn't want to be poked multiple times...a PICC line is a semi-permanent form of an IV line that stays in place for up to one year. It provides easy access for fluids and medication. Think of it as a quick hook-up for fast and easy service that stays in as long as it's needed and is removed when it's job is over. While this device is a blessing, it does require placement by a medical professional. A PICC line is inserted through a surgical procedure, which places a long tube through the vein with an imaging device like a fluroscope, to make it's journey towards the heart. While only the catheter tail and cap are visible from the outside, as you can see below it creates quite the path. (4)

(Image used with permission)

     While Jessica's PICC line helped easy her pregnancy struggles, allowing for fluids, medication and vitamins to be administered from 16-34 weeks gestation through her Right arm, it left a scar. This scar was both a reminder of the amazing way her body grew and birthed 6 babies, and of her of her physical struggle. In addition to these reminders, Jessica felt as thought the scary looked like an "angry face" and began dreaming of it's transformation. (2)

     "For it is from that spot that I found strength to stretch and grow.  Like a tree growing by a stream, I flourished and my baby did to. That scar reminded me not only of the suffering and struggles to grow all of my babies, but of the triumph and surviving spirit my family has." (2)

     Jessica imagined a tree, symbolizing her journey through motherhood, would grow from this scar. The tree would come to life through a tattoo. Jessica shared her dream with her friend and friend's husband, tattoo artist Colin Kolker, who brought this unique and meaningful body art to reality. The tattoo starts near her elbow and grows up to her shoulder. The main body is a tree, full of swirls both within the trunk and branches, and at the very top the tree forms an umbrella. It reminds me of the way we, as Moms, spend many hours leaning over our children to care for them. Her girls are represented by the 6 birds seen in the design, flying both gracefully away and also inside the umbrella; It's clear that she is the tree from which her family has grown and blossomed. (2)
     It's through Jessica's story and the tattoo design that Tekhni Wovens, a well known woven baby wrap company that creates beautiful and often nature inspired patterns, created the woven wrap exclusive Nymphai. If you follow MommyCon, you know that both Jessica and Alisa (Tekhni Wovens Owner) are at the forefront of event promotion (I'm proud to be a MommyCon blogger!). Jessica had admired Alisa's Tekhni wraps, and the two friends developed a plan to collaborate on a release based on Jessica's tattoo. "I'm honored to work with her to develop something with great meaning and roots in the breastfeeding community" reports Alisa, and this was the start of Nymphai.


      What's Nymphai? When I searched images for Nymphai I found paintings and photographs of women, who appeared to be fairies, out in the woods. I had to google the definition, "Nymph "Greek & Roman Mythology Any of numerous minor deities represented as beautiful maidens inhabiting and sometimes personifying features of nature such as trees, waters, and mountains." (3) A fitting name for this wrap! While we have seen glimpses of this exclusive on Jessica's and Tekhni's instagram and facebook pages, the wrap and ringslings have yet to be released for sale to the public. I am extremely excited to have a sample here and wanted to share some photos of the design. I turned this image black and white (it's not originally, but the color is yet to be released), so forgive me if it's not completely accurate...but you can see the amazing design, quality and beauty in this tattoo art turned woven wrap. 



     Nymphai symbolizes not only Jessica's journey through motherhood, but the journey many Moms make. While pregnancy is a beautiful and magical time, it can also be a struggle; A challenge that we amazing women power through hoping to come out the other side much as the way the umbrella to this tree has bloomed. After the rain comes the flowers! The end of pregnancy, however your baby may enter this world, creates two entities. The Mother and the baby. Our bodies grow, nourish and create life. I'm proud to be nursing for 4.5 years straight and I feel as though this wrap is a perfect representation of my journey as well. While I don't have 6 babies, my body too has struggled, delivered 3 (soon to be 4) beautiful babies (one surgically), and nourished them with my milk. Who wouldn't want to wrap their family in this idea? I certainly do! 
     My family has just started to test out this beauty and will share updates, photos and wrapping qualities. Stay tuned. As always thanks for stopping by! I appreciate a follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram (when being chosen for reviews many companies care about numbers) and love to network on Google and LinkedIn.Want to work together? Contact MamaBananasAdventures@gmail.com.

1. http://theleakyboob.com/
2. http://www.beyondmoi.com/how-a-tattoo-helped-me-heal-my-mothering-spirit/
3. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Nymphai
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripherally_inserted_central_catheter

Smart Bottoms Cloth Diaper Review

Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post, I did receive product samples to facilitate my review however the opinions here are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

     If you love cloth diapers, chances are you've heard of Smart Bottoms. The brand is well known for their all-in-one design, organic fibers and for being produced in the USA. In addition to great construction and materials, they have adorable prints and creative color combinations. The print shown below is known as "aviator" and my boys insist that it's airplane submarines. I can see where they're coming from, right? It inspires imagination!
     The diapers shown here are Smart Bottoms Smart one 3.1 All in Ones (AIO) in Aviator (print) and Superhero (red solid). They fit approximately 10-35 lb babies and have a 100% Organic Cotton inner, 10 super absorbent layers and 100% PUL water-resistant outer layer. Upon handling the diaper, it's easy to see the time and quality that goes into each piece. One outstanding feature is the soft gathered leg bands. The leg openings are made from a wider elastic designed to help prevent redness and ensure comfort. Here, have a look inside!

Christina Skater Maternity Dress M Giveaway Open to USA 8/5-8/18


     Welcome to the Christina Skater Maternity Dress Giveaway! This giveaway is sponsored by Jump Eat Cry and  comes in six colors. Sold out on their website, you can see that it's a really popular item. Enter to win one below and good luck!

Kushy Tushy Cloth Diaper Giveaway Open to USA/Canada ends 8/18


     World Breastfeeding Week is the perfect time to introduce Kushy Tushy cloth diapers! Seriously, check out this print. In addition to being adorable and great for baby, both breastfeeding and cloth diapering save money, reduce waste and are healthy choices!  There are many cute breastfeeding fabric prints available out there, and this print on the Kushy Tushy AI2 (All-In-Two) definitely hits the mark!  You can read the full review of this diaper from Latched On Mom HERE.


Want to win one? Today's your lucky day! Enter the giveaway form below to win $24 shop credit, which would get you a Kushy Tushy AI2 cloth diaper plus free shipping! 

Keep Your Cool for Back to School Giveaway arv $255 Open to USA




Welcome to the Keep Your Cool for Back to School Giveaway Event! One lucky winner will take home $255 arv in prizes. I'm happy to help promote this even and hope one of you wins!!

Buttons Diapers Prints Review

Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. I did receive the product samples seen here however the opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

     I have a fond place in my heart for Buttons Diapers. They were our non-newborn...newborn diapers for my third son. I started cloth diapering my second son when he was 8 months old and was completely inexperienced with cloth diapering a newborn. I bought a stash of One Size diapers expecting them to fit my healthy boy from birth on. Unfortunately they didn't fit him until around 16 lbs, even though he was 9.5 at birth and they said 8-35lbs. Luckily we had our Buttons Diapers. 
     While our other OS diapers didn't fit for several weeks...our Buttons Diapers fit right away!! In addition to fitting from birth, I also found that the Buttons all-in-two (AI2) system is easy to use, easy to clean and comes with a variety of inserts. Since our last experience with them, Buttons has expanded their line to include a huge selection of solids and prints. I look forward to using Buttons Diapers for the arrival of our 4th son in just a few months. Here, take a look.

Creating a Bee Sanctuary #SaveTheBees

Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post, this is a family project at our home. 

      A major red flag for humans is the continued disappearance of bees. These pollinators act as a monitor for environmental health. If the environment isn't healthy enough to keep bees alive...what does that mean for humanity? The introduction of pesticides, herbacides and GMO crops with built in bug-killer has ignited a major decline in the bee population. In response to this terrifying reality, my family began researching what we could do to help the bees. We live in the country, grow as much produce as we can and eat organically. Unfortunately that's not enough. This year it was months before I saw our first bee. I was afraid that we wouldn't have any at all. We concluded that the obvious solution is to try and attract more bees to our yard. Not only does it help the environment, but it ensures pollination of our apple trees and veggie garden, and is a great lesson for our children. Win - win - win.

Shutterfly Freebies July 2015


     One of my favorite thing about shutterfly is the freebies! If you use their coupons, you can get all sorts of gifts, items for your home and photos absolutely free. Shop now for Holidays and be prepared early...and save tons on gifts. Shipping may apply, but for the few dollars you can get an amazing order of goodies. Here are some freebies for July 2015:


1. $20 off of a $20 purchase; All Customers 7/22-7/28; Code: JOLLYJULY 

2. FREE Small luggage tag, Placemat OR Two 8x10 Prints; All Customers 7/25-7/26 Code: OhJoy

3. FREE 50 Prints; All Customers 7/22 - 7/30 Code; 50FREE

4. New customers enjoy one FREE 6 foot roll of gift wrap or one 10 foot roll for $5 7/22 -7/29Code: NCGIFT 

5. New customers enjoy 100 FREE 4x6 prints with promo 7/22-7/30 Code: 100FREE 
Disclosure; I'm a shutterfly affiliate and these are my links. I get a small percentage if you use them, so thank you for purchasing through my links, we appreciate it.

Ham Cheeks $25 Cloth Diaper Giveaway USA ends 8/5

     There's so many benefits to using cloth diapers... Not only do you save a lot of money with cloth, but you also contribute to less waste and cloth diapering is actually much better for baby's skin too! One of my favorite way to support cloth is to shop through work at home Moms or WAHMs. These are Moms who run businesses from their home, sewing amazing cloth diapers. One such shop is Ham Cheeks.
     Ham Cheeks is run by Lana Nesbitt in Carrollton, Georgia.  Ham Cheeks opened just a few months ago and is a place you can find cloth diapers- pockets, AI2's and hybrid fitteds, cloth trainers, wipes, cloth pads, children's clothing, maxaloones, bibs, crib shoes, blankets, headbands, totebags, nursing pads as well as women's tops and undies.  Ham Cheeks is CPSIA compliant- all products have been tested for consumer product safety requirements and are certified.
Check out the Ham Cheeks hybrid fitted review and more info about the WAHM behind Ham Cheeks from Latched On Mom HERE. Would you like to win $25 to spend on whatever you choose from Ham Cheeks?

Gerber All in One Cloth Diaper Giveaway, 20 Winners, USA ends 8/1

Just a few weeks ago Gerber announced the launch of a very exciting product; Their new all in one (AIO) clothdiaper. As a cloth diapering advocate and parent, this is really exciting news. Already carried by major retailers including Target and Amazon, this product is likely to reach consumers well before other brands of washable diapers. It may even serve as a gateway diaper into the wonderful world of cloth diapering and reusable products. I'm proud to announce the opportunity to win one of TWENTY, yes 20 diapers. You can read the full Gerber AIO review and see photos for more details about the diapers and enter to win below. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.


Gerber All-In-One Diaper Features Include;
  • Available in 3-sizes
    • Small 8-18 lbs
    • Medium 16-28 lbs
    • Large 23-37 lbs
  • Hook and Loop closure
  • Stay put tabs to hold hook fabric when not on baby
  • Open pocket under all-in-one insert for customizing absorbency
  • Soft and trim waterproof PUL outer layer
  • One-size booster, same size comes with all 65% polyester/35% rayon
  • 100% cotton inner fabric (looks unbleached)
  • Trans-Dry technology woven into lining (draws moisture into fabric)
    • 65% polyester/35% rayon
  • Blow out elastic band at top front and back of diaper (seen below)
  • Double gussets  
  • 4 Colors; Orange, Sage, Pink and Royal Blue
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Tula Giveaway USA and Canada ends 8/1

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Welcome to the Tula Baby Carrier Giveaway
Hosted by Conservamom

We all know how wildly popular Tula Baby Carriers are! From the beautiful prints to the versatility in carrying these soft structured carriers help keep baby and Mom/Dad happy. Babywearing has many benefits and allows you to "hold" baby while doing every day things like eating, shopping or even folding laundry.

Each Tula Ergonomic Baby Carrier:
  • can be used in both front and back carries
  • can be used from 15-45 pounds (toddler carrier is approved for 25-50 lbs)
  • can be used from birth with the use of the revolutionary Tula Infant Insert (not included), and into toddlerhood with Tula Free to Grow Extenders (not included)
  • is easy to use and comfortable
  • provides an ergonomic M-position seat supporting optimal development for baby’s body
  • is easy to care for and machine washable
  • is made by hand from 100% ├ľko-Tex Standard 100 certified cotton
  • is made with the highest quality Duraflex buckles available
  • includes features such as dual-adjustment straps to allow for the perfect fit, additional leg-opening and shoulder padding, and a large pocket on the contouring hip belt
  • includes a removable hood to support baby’s head while asleep, protect from sun or wind, and allow for comfortable breastfeeding
Have you been wanting to own one? Here’s your chance! One lucky winner will get the chance to win one of these beautiful baby carriers in Incognito print. You can also purchase one at GreenPath baby in one of the wildly popular prints! So head below for your chance to win! Giveaway open to US & CA and ends on 8/1 at 11:59m EST.  
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Choosing a Disposable Diaper for Your Cloth Diapered Baby


     I love our cloth diapers. I don't keep disposables in our home because Hubby and Grandma will search for, and use up, every disposable in the house...before they'll use the adorable, pre-stuffed and prepared cloth diapers I have in our baby's room. I've been trying to convert them for over two years without luck. However, if there aren't any throw away diapers around they will use the cloth diapers on my two youngest sons...so that's my current strategy.
     When my almost 18 m/o developed a stomach bug I thought we could cloth-it-out. He soiled a few diapers during the day, I sprayed them and put to wash right away. That evening, he woke up 5 times with stomach trouble. I could hear his little belly gurgling and he was very unhappy. His little bum was very red and he was crying 'ouch' every time I tried to change him. It was time to find disposables. I dreaded the purchase before I even left the house.

Cozy Baby Carrier Giveaway $105 arv Open Worldwide Ends 7/27/2015



   Soft structured carriers (SSC) are very popular. Many brands including Ergo, Tula and Lillebaby have made their mark in the baby market with these products. While these big brands may be more well known, there are many smaller brand markets producing quality baby carriers at great prices. The Cozy Baby Carrier Nap Bag by Bagy is designed and manufactured by Olga Boieru, a WAHM in Moldova, Eastern Europe and sold throughout the world.
   Each year, there is a brand new collection of styles and colors released.  Check out all the amazing carrier designs available on her Etsy store.
If you'd like to know more about this carrier and how it compares to other SSC carriers, you can read the detailed review of the Cozy Baby Carrier Nap Bag by Bagy from Latched On Mom HERE.
One person will win a Cozy Baby Carrier Nap Bag that's currently in stock on Etsy, valued up to $105 USD! This giveaway is open internationally! Michigan Savings and More is co-hosting this giveaway!
     All you have to do to enter is fill out the giveaway form below. Must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from 7/12/15-7/27/15. Winner will be announced on this post as well as emailed. You will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Open Worldwide. GOOD LUCK!!!
 
Mama Banana's Adventures and other participating bloggers did not receive compensation to promote this giveaway, however Latched On Mom was given a free product in exchange for a review. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. Prize fulfillment is the sponsor's responsibilty. If you have any questions about this giveaway, they may be directed to latchedonmom(at)gmail(dot)com.

Gerber AIO Cloth Diaper Review

Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. I received product samples to facilitate my review however the opinions here are my own. These are photos I took of the actual diapers. This post contains affiliate links.

     I often say that the Gerber selection at our Babies-R-Us deterred me from cloth diapering my first son. I looked at the pull-on waterproof pants and prefolds and thought...there is no way I can cloth! It wasn't until my second son was 8 months old that we discovered cloth diapers and our love continues to grow. The selection of colors, prints, options and quality have us in love with many reusable diaper brands. In addition to being really adorable, cloth helps the environment. They are chemical free, require production and transport once and can be washed at home and line dried indoors and our (when the weather is sunny).
     I was really excited to see the new all-in-one line from Gerber! I knew we had to try these diapers in order to completely redeem my original opinion. Guess what? They did a good job, the diapers are reasonably priced and I bet these will be on the shelves at the Babies-R-Us I mentioned earlier (I already called!!). If you have been cheering for cloth diapers to go mainstream...then I think it's safe to say we're just about there!! When a big company like Gerber makes an all-in-one...well, cloth is reaching new popularity and it's really exciting! 

Is Breastfeeding During Pregnancy Safe?


     Breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organization for at least two years of baby's life. While conceiving while breastfeeding may take some tips and tricks, you may soon find yourself expecting and breastfeeding. How do you continue to breastfeed during pregnancy? Is it safe for baby? Are there risks?

Have You Been Tekhnified?


Tekhnify - to add a Tekhni woven wrap or wrap scrap to a person, object or other item, immediately making it more aesthetically pleasing, emotionally enjoyable and increasing it's awesome factor. "I think I'm going to spend the afternoon Tekhnifying everything in my home." Here are a few Uses:

  • Tekhnified - as in "My SSC used to be plain until I had it Tekhnified by a local WAHM with these amazing Pax Delta suck pads." or "Mama, you need to get yourself Tekhnified, here let me introduce you to the Talk about Tekhni facebook fan group."
  • Tekhnification - as in "I dream of the Tekhnification of my carseats, they're hideous." or "I'm not crazy about this sewing pattern, but with a little tekhnification I'm sure it will be amazing!"
  •  Tekhnifies -  as in "What does your wife do for fun? Oh, she tekhnifies baby stuffed animals, teethers, keychains...you name it, she can Tekhnify it!
  • Tekhnifying - as in "I won't be able to run errands today, I'm tekhnifying our local babywearing meet."  
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I've Never Been So Happy to See a Bee


     As a Nursing Mom, I spend much of my breastfeeding time watching Hulu and Amazon documentaries. Lately, I'm hooked on Organic Gardening and Bee Episodes. While the health of Mother Earth isn't making news Headlines the way Bruce Jenner's gender transformation is, it should be. We're in serious environmental trouble. While we do our best to 'stay green' with cloth diapers and organic produce, I would love to do more. I've been educating myself online, watching educational programs and reading everything I can get my hands on. I'll give you a little synopsis of what I'm learning.

Dog Dies During Grooming at Petco; Tips for Finding a Quality Groomer


     As a pet owner and animal lover, it saddens me to see preventible incidents like this in the headlines. When we leave our dog in a professional's care, we expect that they will be cared for and pampered...not left to die.