Showing posts from May, 2012

Elfishiki iPad App

I just got an iPad a couple of months ago. My daughter loves it and sometimes I wonder if she thinks the iPad is hers. I love finding apps that are fun for her, yet educational too.  I was able to review the Elfishki Giant Cake app and she loves it.

Shake, Rattle, Roll, Hop Sponsor Spotlight: Precious Bottoms

As many of you know I cloth diaper. I love working with Precious Bottoms Diaper Service. The customer service has been great. I love that they care about their customers. They will answer any questions you might have about cloth diapering and they work quickly to resolve any issues you may have.

I was sent 2 prefold diapers, a snappi fastener, and a pink thirsties duo wrap cover. Yes my son wore a pink diaper cover. I don't mind, and Rachelle informed me about the color before I received it.

New Disney store opens in Lone Tree Co

Yesterday, I would have to say was one of the funnest days I have ever had! April, Aiden and I all got to tour a new Disney store that has not even opened yet. I love Disney stores, there is something about them that just makes you feel like a kid again. Walking into this new Disney store felt almost like walking into Disney land. When you first come in there is this HUGE princess castle that the kids can walk into. This would make any little girls day. Around the castle there where all kinds of princess dresses. Ever thing from Cinderella to Rapunzel and her wedding dress. Then there where dolls and oh man how I wish I had a little girl right then so I would just get her one of everything on there. Really because I want to play with it ;)

Maternity Monday

See the bigger picture. How your baby's growing: Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden. She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.
So the morning sickness is going down! And the pants are starting to not fix any more! Other then that not much has been going on this week. But I do have two great reviews coming up this week that any pregnant mom will want.

Shake, Rattle, Roll hop Sponsor Spotlight: Peter Rabbit Organics

As a busy mom, I love finding convenient and healthy food options for my kids.  Peter Rabbit Organics is a company I love for its healthy squeeze pouches. Peter Rabbit promises that their products will be 100% organic, 100% healthy (with no added sugars, salts, or anything artificial), and 100% delicious.

CJ BUTTer Review

Almost every child gets a diaper rash at some point in time. Although those in cloth can get them less frequently they may still occur. What do you do when you get a diaper rash? Do you put on any old diaper rash cream? Well not if you want to keep your cloth diapers safe. Many butt creams contain zinc which is not good for your cloth diapers. Thankfully CJ BUTTer is cloth diaper safe.

Shake, Rattle, Roll hop Sponsor Spotlight: Buddy Fruits

My daughter loves fruit. I love that she enjoys them but sometimes it is messy to bring along fruit with us when out and about. Sometimes it seems easier to bring along chips, cookies, and other junk food. Thankfully Buddy Fruits allows me to bring along the goodness of fruit wherever we go.

Shake, Rattle, Roll Hop Sponsor Spotlight: NurturMe

Do you have a picky eater on your hand? Or maybe a baby that is just starting to eat? Either way NurturMe is great.

Shake, Rattle, Roll Sponsor Spotlight: PlasmaCar

Summer is right around the corner. Many kids end up bored within days or weeks of school getting out. Or they spend too much of their time indoors not being active. I have found an awesome outdoor toy that will keep your kids active this summer. It is a PlasmaCar.

YoBaby by Stonyfield

We all know how important it is to make sure your kids are getting a well balanced diet. And let's face it, it's also hard to find food that are not pumped with "extra" stuff. When I buy food I try to find thing that are more organic or natural. So when I got the change to review Yobaby yogurt I was thrilled. YoBaby is made by Stonyfield and is organic with no added hormones. Aiden had turned into a little bit of a picky eater. So getting to to eat anything at times can be a fight. But man does he love his YoToddler!

Shake, Rattle, Roll Sponsor Spotlight: kakabaka

I love cute baby and kids clothes. My 4 year old daughter always wants me to put her brother into an outfit that matches her. This is hard to do as I don't have many items that work for both my 4 year old girl and my 2 year old son.  So I was very happy when I found kakabaka on Etsy. This shop has many cute adorable items. Plus I could get matching ones for my son and daughter.

I'm so pleased to review two Custom "City Love" 4th of July T-Shirts. Since I live in AZ. I got an AZ shirt. My daughters is a red starry AZ state with a blue gingham star and AZ written in blue. My son's is a blue AZ state with a red striped star and AZ written in red.

Fun Bites Giveaway

I have joined together with Tots and Me and some other great bloggers to bring you this giveaway. The following review is written by Tots and Me I saw this intriguing product floating around the blog-o-sphere and wasn't sure how exactly it worked. At first it didn't make sense to me. But I wanted to learn more, and am I glad I did. Let me introduce you to FunBites. I was given the opportunity to try out the Cube It! Fun Bites Cutter and was able to see for myself how it worked.

Shake, Rattle, Roll Hop Sponsor Spotlight: Project Pomona

Do you struggle with finding clothes that will fit your child? Do you cloth diaper and have to worry about whether your child's jeans will fit over their fluffy butt? Don't worry with Project Pomona. Whether you cloth diaper or not, these pants are fabulous.

What's for dinner? Cook'n software review

Its the age old question, "What's for dinner?" I ask myself this question every day. The problem is... I am not a very good cook. I know how to cook that is but unless I have a recipe I don't know how to cook it. Well thanks to Cook’n Recipe Organizer software. All I have to do is decide am I cooking a main meal, a appetizers or soup. Then click on that category and it pulls up a bunch of recipes already there.

Maternity Monday

So as I am sure you can tell it is not Monday. But I wanted to do this weeks Maternity Monday late because I had my first OB appointment yesterday. So it looks like I have a new due date. I was thinking I was about 11 weeks now but after the ultrasound, I am about a week behind where I thought I was.

Shake, Rattle, Roll hop giveaway ends 6/5

We are happy to be a part of the Shake, Rattle, Roll hop. We have some awesome prizes.
Our prizes include:

Shake, Rattle, Roll hop Sponsor Spotlight: RockNLearn

Some of you may remember that a few months back my daughter reviewed a RockNLearn Letter sounds DVD.  She loved it and wanted to watch it over and over again. So she was super excited and happy when she got another DVD in the mail from RockNLearn This time she received the Colors, Shapes, and Counting DVD. Both my 4 year old and my 22 month old enjoy watching this video. The video says it is for ages 2-5 and it works great for both of my kids.

Pregnancy awareness month and giveaway!

Hey all I am so sorry I did not post this Monday, I had my parents come from out of town and I had way to much fun hanging out with them. So this is to make up for Monday. May is Pregnancy Awareness Month and I would love to share some tips with you about  staying healthy during your pregnancy. And best part is, at the end you have a chance to win a Knocked-Up Fitness DVD set and a Mama2b fitbook from Fitlosophy.

Signing Time on Demand Review

As a parent I want to be able to communicate with my children. Young kids sometimes don't have the words yet to tell you what they need. This is why I love signing with kids. When my now 4 year old child was younger, we watched some episodes of Baby Signing time. I loved them and so did she. When her brother came along, we knew that I'd use some signs with him too.

Mother's Day Sponsor Spotlight: Artisana Nut Butters

Do you have a peanut allergy? Enjoy a gluten free lifestyle? or just want to avoid soy? Then check out Artisana Nut Butters. There products are made in a Vegan facility which does not process peanuts, gluten or soy. They do process tree nuts.
As a child I loved Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter cookies. However, my dad was allergic to peanuts. So I couldn't make them at home. I  know so many people with these allergies or sensitivities. Artisana provides a great alternative nut butter. You don't have to worry about contamination with products you might be allergic or sensitive too.

It's Potty Time Giveaway

Potty Training here I come. My son is 22 months old and I've been slowly introducing him to the potty. The other week we received a Potty Time DVD and Music Cd in the mail.

Happy Mother's day

I want to say happy Mother's day to all of you, and to you who don't have kids. Do you have a husband or boy friend? Well Happy Mother's day to you too because taking care of the men in our lives can be just like taking care of toddlers at time! :)

Mother's Day Cloth Sponsor Spotlight: Red Barn Part 2

A few days ago I posted a review of the heavy doody fitted diaper from Red Barn Cloth Diapers.I'm so pleased that I get to do another review with them.

Mother's Day Sponsor Spotlight: Ozeri

We just moved into a house a few months ago, and our pots and pans are getting pretty old and the handles are breaking. I knew it was time to look for something better.
Ozeri was kind enough to let me review a 12" Green Earth Frying pan and an Artesio Electric Pepper Grinder.

Mother's Day Sponsor Spotlight: Levaqua

While Chocolates and Flowers are nice. Sometimes I want something practical. I take showers daily and wanted to make that experience even better.
Levaqua was kind enough to send me a fixed 220 series showerhead to review.

Back to School Blast Event Sign ups

This year my daughter will start kindergarten in the fall. I can't believe it. Before we know it a new school year will be approaching. Mummy Knows Reviews will participate in a back to school hop in Aug. Please feel free to sign up for this free event.

boy custom giveaway

Hey all I forgot to do a giveaway on this one so its only going to run for a few days, make sure you enter to win.

Mixed Dried Fruit review and giveaway

I know Mother's day is just a few days away, and I am sure by now you have got some great gifts for you mom but what about your dad? Father's day is coming up next month, and I have a great gift that dads will love. How about a mix of dried fruit? This is a great yummy and healthy snacks that dad can eat any time. Bella Viva Orchard has got some great mixed dried fruit packages. I got to try this yummy 16oz one that has, apricots, plums, pears, peaches (my favorite) nectarines and apples.

Mother's Day Cloth Sponsor Spotlight: Precious Bottoms Diaper Service

As you may remember I worked with Precious Bottoms during the Ohh Baby Baby Hop when I reviewed a Kawaii Diaper.  They have agreed to sponsor us for several items in the following months.
This time I'm reviewing a sample of Butt Balm from Morgan Botanicals.
The butt balm is called "Sweet Cheeks Salve" and the all- natural ingredients include:
Olive oil
Premium Beeswax
Vitamin E
Calendula Flowers
Chamomile Flowers
Comfrey Leaf and Root
Elder Flower
Marshmallow Leaf and Root
Lavender Blossoms
Rose Petals
Signature Essential Oil.

The balm is a golden yellow color and is perfect for soothing  diaper rash. It is safe to use with cloth diapers too. It won't leave a nasty residue on your diapers.  It helps to keep the skin's surface dry, nourished, and fight bacteria. This balm can also be used to soothe dry, chapped winter skin. 

Thankfully my son doesn't get many diaper rashes. So I haven't had to use this sample much. He has had a few minor irritations, and …

Mother's Day Sponsor Spotlight: Golden State Fruit

As a mom I rarely splurge on things for me. On rare occasions, I take a special moment to indulge in something for me. Sometimes its just a moment to myself. Other times it is a special treat.
A favorite treat of mine is to indulge in Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Golden State Fruit sent me a dozen Chocolate covered strawberries for my birthday.

Jammy Jams Review and Giveaway

I love listening to music. I like a variety of music. My kids on the other hand could listen to the same song over and over and over. So when it comes to bedtime music for my kids, sometimes the same lullaby gets on my nerves after a few times.  Jammy Jams is a great solution.  We worked with this company back in Dec. and you can read that review here if you want. Jammy Jams is a fairly new company and was created in 2010 after Jeff and his wife Lynn had a baby boy Rollins. His inspiration came from late night feedings with his son, and Jammy Jams was started. They have 4 albums out and each one offers lullaby versions of every day songs. Check out the titles on the Hair Metal Goes Lullaby Album below.

Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler Review and Giveaway

I just moved into a house a few months ago with the family. We have local trash and recycle pick up each week. We are just starting out with recycling. We didn't have a recycle trash can and ended up with piles on the counter waiting to go out to the recycle bin. Thankfully we received a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler to review.

Maternity Monday

Well I found something that helps the morning sickness, Zofran. I got this from my doctor because it got so bad that I had almost not eaten in three days! Ok so here is where I am right now.

See the bigger picture. How your baby's growing: 9 weeksYour new resident is nearly an inch long —about the size of a grape— and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She's starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they'll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby's heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. Your baby's organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. She has tiny earlobes…

Mother's Day Sponsor Spotlight: Guylian

Mother's Day is near. Have you thought about what to get? Flowers and Chocolates seem to be a standby.  I love chocolate. It makes for a nice sweet treat. Chocolate always seems to make me feel better when I'm sad. Plus it is great for all occasions. While Chocolates seem to be standby, this chocolate is far from ordinary.
Guylian sent me some awesome chocolates to try.  This is a Belgian Chocolate company that began in the late 1950s. The companies name is the combination of founder Guy Foubert and Liliane (his wife's name). Guylian was born.

Mother's Day Cloth Sponsor Spotlight: Baby Babu

Baby Babu is a new company that just started out this year. The company is founded in Melbourne Florida by parents of twin boys. The company hopes to provide high quality and affordable diaper solutions to parents worldwide.
Baby Babu has sent us a wet bag, diaper cover, and diaper to review. We will be holding giveaways with each of those reviews. Plus they have agreed to do more reviews each month for a diaper. To know when the next giveaway will be you'll want to subscribe to our blog email.

Mother's Day Cloth Sponsor Spotlight: Teeny Turtle

I've been wanting to try an Applecheeks diaper for ages. Teeny Turtle has given me that chance.
Teeny Turtle is a Diaper store located in SC. I wish they were near me because they do demos, cloth diaper parties, and have local events. Teeny Turtle is also a diapering service for those in the area. For those out of area like me they are an online store. They sell a large variety of cloth diapers, detergents, wet bags, wipes, teething necklaces, etc.
I tried out the Applecheeks Bamboo bundle in Wild Child. Applecheeks diapers come in 2 sizes. Size 1 fits 7-20 lbs and Size 2 fits 18-35 + lbs. I chose the size 2 for my little man as he is currently about 21 lbs.

Mother's Day Sponsor Spotlight: Buy Green

While I'm not totally green, I love the site Buy Green. I like knowing that these products are made "green".  Buy Green looks at 4 different aspects to determine if a product is "green. These aspects are: 1.Source material 2. Manufacturing. 3. Usage, and 4. Disposal. The product is then given ratings based on these 4 categories to determine how "green" or environmentally friendly the product is.  I love that I don't have to really know a lot to understand how this product is green. 
I was able to review a Revolve filter bottle. The bottle also came with a Buy Green bag.

Mother's Day Cloth Sponsor Spotlight: Red Barn Cloth Diapers post 1 of 2

I'm thrilled that I was given the opportunity to work with Red Barn Cloth Diapers. 

Jeni the shop owner and her husband live in a big red barn. Hence the name. She is very nice, and has answered all my questions in a timely manner.  First up is a diaper review and Coming Soon is a wool wrap review.

I have had the opportunity to review a Nifty Nappy Heavy Doody fitted diaper.  Although I had no experience with fitted diapers, shop owner suggested this diaper to me as a nighttime solution. It has worked wonders. I can leave it on my baby for 10-12 hours overnight with no leaks. Yay!
The diaper is a one size diaper. This is great because it will fit small newborn babies, and still fit older toddlers. You can view a video of how to put on a newborn here. I don't have a newborn to try it out on, but it looks like it would work great on a small baby.
The body of the diaper is made in 3 layers. 
-Outer layer: Organic Hemp fleece
-Sandwich layer: Organic Hemp fleece
-Inside layer: Micro…

Mother's Day Cloth Sponsor Spotlight: Nana Pants by Betsy

I've been looking at diapers to find something that will work for overnights with my 21 month old son. I'm looking for something that will last all night without leaks. Better yet if it is easy to use, and has a cute print. I fell in love when I found Nana Pants by Betsy.

Mother's Day Cloth Sponsor Spotlight: Tiger Tooshies

As a cloth diaper mama, I'm a sucker for cute diapers. I found an etsy shop called Tiger Tooshies that has the most adorable diapers. I was able to review an AI2 Cat in the hat diaper from this shop.