The Clean Routine

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle.

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I am of the belief that there are two types of people in this world: those who fold and those who crumple.

To be honest, for a really long time I thought everyone just crumpled. I thought that was how it was done. I mean, I assume that is how I was taught or why would I still be doing it that way at age 35?

But then I started talking with Cortney about our routines.

Our bum-cleaning routines.

Wait. You have never sat on the couch munching popcorn just discussing your bathroom clean routine?

Ok, I never did either. I suppose those kinds of conversations can be a little weird to have. Cottonelle has teamed up with Cherry Healey to try to get people to talk about how they wipe.

Still weird? Yeah, it was for me too. Until recently, anyway. It’s not like we don’t use bathroom talk in our house–there are three boys who live here, you know–but once someone is in the bathroom with the door closed, the conversation sort of stops.

In our bathroom we have a basket next to the toilet paper with extra TP rolls, wipes, magazines, and spray in it. For the three people in the house who are regularly using the toilet, this has been adequate, but we have never really discussed it.

We have always been a Cottonelle family, and when I heard about the new Cottonelle Care Routine, I was intrigued. The thought of using wipes to clean up however seemed…weird. For all of my potty-trained life I have used dry toilet paper alone to clean up back there and feel, well, DRY.

I do buy the wipes though because other people in my house use them and swear by them, and I should add when I got the new, sleek designed dispenser home everyone ooo-ed and ahhh-ed. Because booty wipes dispensers are big news around here.

What? We don’t get out much.

Anyway, all this wipe talk lead me to ask Cortney about about crumpling. It didn’t seem like it would be very effective to crumple the wipe before using it.

Are you a crumpler?

Are you a crumpler?

I’m a crumpler. And I am an immediate TP-taker. Sit down, grab some TP and crumple, do business, clean up with just TP. That has always ALWAYS been my routine.

I was  informed that folding is more efficient.

Are you a folder?

Are you a folder?

While I can’t bring myself to fold the TP, I did use the “flat surface” advice when I tried my first wipe.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sort of weirded out by using a wet wipe back there. But I used my crumpled TP first, then a wipe, and then finished with a bit more crumpled TP.

And you know what? It was clean feeling!

It always seemed logical to use a wet wipe with a baby to get it nice and clean, so I’m not sure why I didn’t apply this idea to my own back side sooner.  Clearly the males in my house knew something I did not.

So now I am a proud wipe-user.  And a proud TP crumpler.

What about you? Care to share your clean routine? Tell me about it here or, if you are super brave, join the conversation over on http://www.facebook.com/cottonelle!

Cottonelle wants to get you talking about your bum and on a better way to clean “down there” by using the Cottonelle Clean Routine. By combining the use of Cottonelle Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths, the Cottonelle Clean Routine is a revolutionary way to keep your bum cleaner.

Are you ready? Don’t be shy! Visit http://www.facebook.com/cottonelle to learn more about the Cottonelle Clean Routine and join the clean routine conversation.

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The Mommy Survival Kit

Spring break starts this afternoon for me, and next week for my boys.  That means that I will putting on my Stay at Home Mom Pants to be home with the two of them for a week.

Every time we have break from school, I am reminded how much work it is to be a Stay at Home Mom.  There is a good reason why it is not my official “job”…it’s too hard!  But there are somethings that help me survive (besides the cuddles and kisses that my boys give me), so I compiled a list…

  1. Coffee. I know it’s a massive cliche, but I can’t get through my morning, let alone my day without a nice big mug of coffee.  I am not sure when it happened, but I turned into my mother. I remember thinking the obsession with coffee was such a grown up thing.  My mom still goes through a pot of coffee by herself when she is home from work.  I can’t do that or I will have massive gut rot, but there is something about the smell of it in the morning, and those first sips that make my day doable…even if I am starting out massively exhausted.
  2. Music. Music is my family’s love language.  If we want to be in a good mood, we simply turn on the tunes and dance!  Eddie got a V-Tech “tablet” for Christmas and he chiefly uses it to play his favorite tunes LOUDLY.  “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen is his current favorite.  In the car we listen to the Sofia the First soundtrack.  “Make some Noise” is the best way to get us cheery when we are on the move!
  3. Screens. There. I admitted it.  I rely on screens to help me be a more sane mother–especially during cold weather months.  Eddie has an old laptop that we let him use for Nick Jr, Disney Jr, and PBS games.  He has games for the Wii.  He has his V-Tech Tablet. And we allow him time on Cort’s tablet and my Nook for books and apps.  Oh we do our fair share of playing, but since we are also starting to ween nap, the best way to get some quiet time when he gets grumpy is to allow screen time.
  4. History Channel Marathons. When Charlie is down for nap and Eddie is having quiet time, I LOVE to veg out in front of a History Channel marathon.  I am not talking about shows like Ice Road Truckers or Swamp People.  I like the documentary-style shows.  Give me Modern Marvels or a special on anything that has to do with religious theory or world/American History.  I could watch hours and hours devoted to the fricking plague if you let me.
  5. Comfy Clothes. I get up early, get dressed up, and go to work nine months of the year.  When I am doing the SAHM thing, I like to be comfortable yet not a hot mess.  If I don’t shower, I feel like garbage.  I need to be able to shower and put on yoga or sweats that I don’t feel ashamed of in public.  I don’t go out to eat in my yoga pants, but I might run to Target or Starbucks in them.  I like to feel cute, yet comfy.  Generally when summer is coming around, I will spend some money on getting some cute cotton skirts from Old Navy or GAP and a couple pairs of yoga pants for in the AC at home.
  6. Peanut Butter M&Ms. I really don’t think I need to explain this.
  7. Goldfish and Juice Boxes. Again, if you have hungry kids, I don’t need to explain this one.  I am positive that a juice box–based solely on the novelty alone in my house–earns big points with the kiddos.

Looking back at my list I am noticing a trend.  Keep my kids and I fed and comfortable, and we are happy campers.

And when the kids are happy, Mommy is happy.  Am I right?

What is in your Mommy Survival Kit?  Tweet it to @NaturesBakery 9ncluding the hashtag #momsurvival for a chance to WIN it!  Nature’s Bakery is choosing for people to send some Survival kits too…along with some tasty Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars, of course!

*This post was sponsored by Nature’s Bakery.  They sent me some yumm-0 fig bars (that I learned I can buy in a store near me…yay!) and I wrote about my Mommy Survival Kit because I thought the idea was fun.  All thoughts are my own.

CafePress {Giveaway}

Recently I started posting recipes that my family loves.

I can’t lie; we love food in Sluiter Nation.

And I must say both Cort and I are pretty great cooks.  At least to our own taste buds we are.

And the only complaining Eddie has done is typical 3-year old complaining, so I count that as a win.

Anyway, like I said, both Cort and I cook.  I have a variety of aprons I wear when I cook or bake.  Even Eddie has his own little apron–which was mine when I was his age.

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two-year old Eddie getting his cooking baking on!

But I think Cort needs his own apron too, right?

I mean, he is the master of Breakfast in this house and at least one night a week (usually two), he is in charge of cooking dinner for us.

He needs something that shows his personality, right?

Perhaps he needs a funny apron like this.

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Or perhaps a funny man apron that is more specific to his breakfast specialty and his man-ness.

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Or MAYBE he needs one that is personalized!

And this is where CafePress comes in…have you heard of them?  Used them perhaps?

I really love CafePress, I have used them to create all kinds of fun, personalized goodies: coffee mugs, t-shirts, even stationary things like biz cards, invitations, and thank you notes.

They are AWESOME.

And a lucky reader out there will get to win a $25 gift certificate good on any order (custom or not) from CafePress!

Just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

And good lucky!

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Legal Stuff: My compensation for this post is a custom apron from CafePress, however the opinions are all my own. I have used CafePress with my own money in the past and love their awesome service.

Li’l Helper {Review}

There is something different about having a second baby…it’s not that he/she is cared for less, but some things aren’t as big of a deal as they were the first time around.

Maybe it’s because you don’t have as much time to obsess.  Maybe it’s because you learn the baby is not as fragile as you thought he/she was.  Maybe it’s because you have to put the baby down and wipe a preschooler’s booty after the poo he did because he is potty training.

For us, Charlie learned to wait much earlier than Eddie did.  From the first day Charlie was home from the hospital, he had to wait while we got Eddie his dinner or wait to be held because we were cleaning up a potty training accident.

One thing Charlie learned WAY faster than Eddie was to hold his own bottle.  Charlie learned pretty quickly and in fact, because he’s so darn independent, much prefers doing it himself.

One of his favorite ways to “hold” his bottle is with his Li’l Helper.

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The Li’l Helper fits snugly around most bottles.  We use Avent bottles and because of the chubbiness of the bottle, the Li’l Helper doesn’t fit around the middle of the bottle. But Charlie doesn’t seem to care.

He had been holding his bottle with his hands, but when I gave him this nifty little tool, he was better about not letting it roll away just because he was squirming around on the floor trying to see what Eddie was doing.

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The Li’l Helper is shaped to the natural grasp that a baby has.  Plus it has little rattles on the bottom, which Charlie loves.

Although, since I let him plan with all the time, he will slam it on the ground when he wants a bottle. Oops.

Anyway, my favoimage001rite part of this is when Charlie does want to be held, but also Eddie is asking me to do things, it makes it all possible.

Li’l Helper was dreamed up by a dad who wanted to be able to feed the baby and work with his toddler.

Since I am a bottle-feeding momma of two, this is really a great product.

Charlie is getting to the point of learning a sippy cup, so soon bottles will be a moot point in our house, but maybe someday a Baby #3 will be an even better candidate for the Li’l Helper when we have TWO crazy kids running around while trying to give the baby his (or her, I suppose) bottle.

Legal Stuff: I was sent a Li’l Helper to try, but was not compensated in any other way. Opinions are all my own.

Baba + Boo Review {and Giveaway!}

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Being the second child and the second boy, poor Charlie doesn’t have many things that are new to him.  For Christmas he got a couple things, but really, he just didn’t need anything.

I kind of feel bad for him.  I mean, not that he cares, but he doesn’t have a lot that is just his.

When the UK company Baba and Boo announced that they would like to make a United States debut, I jumped at the chance to help them out and give Charlie a little something of his own.

As their welcome message says…

Welcome to a completely new shopping experience for your Babas and Boos…cloth nappies and funky fashion..

Admittedly I read everything on their site with a British accent.  A very bad British accent.

Ahem.

They have bunches and bunches of awesome cloth diaper products (if I were thinking of cloth diapering, this would probably put me over the edge to try. I mean, they even have cute reusable wipes!), and tons of super cute, unique clothing items.

They also have training pants that are like a diaper/undies hybrid. They help when you’re potty training your little one.  He/she feels the wet, but your flooring does not.  HOW AMAZING IS THAT?

I won’t lie, when I was contacted, I sort of wished Eddie hadn’t just been potty trained so we could try those out.

But alas, I have a potty trained 3-year old and not even close to potty training 11-month old.

So I picked a long-sleeved T-shirt for Charlie.

And doesn’t he look so cute?

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The shirts are nice and heavy-duty, totally not thin or flimsy.  They also have the neckline that is similar to a onsie, which I like because I can clip Charlie’s paci-clip to it.

I also liked how unique the design is.

I have a tendency to buy all things Carters since we have an outlet just down the road.  But then my kids look like all the other kids in America.  This is affordable and different.

Plus they carry baby legs.  If you follow me on instagram, you know I love baby legs.

I love Baba and Boo.

I am pretty sure you will too.  Especially since they want to give one of you a T-shirt for the little peanut in your life!

Just follow the directions in the widget below to enter.  And good luck!

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Legal Stuff: Baba + Boo sent me the t-shirt pictured above and they will be providing a t-shirt to the winner of this contest.  They did not provide my opinions.  Those are my own.

Affresh Review and Giveaway

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My least favorite thing to do in this world is cleaning.

My most favorite thing in this world is having a clean, organized life.

You see my problem, yes?

We used to have a cleaning lady, but alas, that is not in the budget anymore.  So the next best thing is to find products I don’t hate that help make my life easier.

This is where Affresh enters into my life.

Affresh sent me five of their newest products: the appliance cleaner, the stainless steel cleaner, the stove top cleaner, the dishwasher cleaner, and the washing machine cleaner.

And I’ll be honest, getting a box load of shiny new cleaning supplies made me want to, well, clean!  No, really, I wanted to sniff it to see what it would smell like, but that is weird (and probably rather harmful), so instead I took a Saturday and cleaned ALL THE THINGS.

First I tackled my stove.

Friends, white appliances are a stupid invention.  My stove was nasty and it had been less than a week since it’s last good clean.

why yes, I did burn milk on the stove top. Doesn't everyone have this issue?

why yes, I did burn milk on the stove top. Doesn’t everyone have this issue? And it appears we had pasta that week too by the red sauce that I spy.

Gross.

So anyway, I covered it in Affresh stove top cleaner and gave some of the really nasty spots a good scrub with the little blue scrubby pads that come with it.

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BAM!  Sparkling clean!

I really thought it would take more elbow grease and/or have a stinky bleachy smell, but it was fairly easy to clean (yes, even with all the nasty that piled up over the week).  It also had a clean, fresh (it IS called Affresh, after all) scent to it.

Then I tackled our sink and the appliances and surfaces.

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Cleaned up the appliances and even the surfaces.

Cleaned up the appliances and even the surfaces.

I really loved the citrius smell of these products.  They reminded me of how my mom used to use a lemon-scented product to do the dusting and mopping of the floors.  Citrus is the “clean” smell of my childhood.

The tablets for cleaning the dishwasher probably would have worked better if my dishwasher didn’t suck.  They did leave it with a nice clean smell, so there’s that.

Also the tablets for cleaning the washing machine worked well, but I don’t have a picture because I didn’t wash out the fabric softener thingy and I am too embarrassed to show you all how gross I have let that get.  But it also left my washer smelling fresh and not mildewy.

After I was done cleaning on Saturday, I sat back and enjoyed it…for about 30 minutes before someone spilled something somewhere.

But the nice scent stayed on after spills reappeared.

Do you want to try Affresh too?  Yeah you do!  Enter to win the same pack of cleaning supplies that I used: The Appliance Cleaner, the Stove Top Cleaner, the Stainless Steel Cleaner, the Dishwasher Cleaner, and the Washing Machine Cleaner.

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Legal stuff: I was sent the five cleaning products from Affresh to review, however all opinions are my own.

Trying to Be an UpScale Mom

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Before Charlie was born, we finished our downstairs basement.

We knew from the first piece of drywall that went up that this would be the bathroom for the kids that lived downstairs…probably boys (and then, yup, Charlie was a boy), but it would also serve as a secondary bathroom to any guests we have over.

We wanted the room to be cute, but not too kidish; boyish, but not overly boy-themed; attractive, but user-friendly.

My favorite part of building this bathroom was being able to choose everything that went into it.  The color (orange!), the fixtures, the cabinets, the mirror, and all the accessories.

Truth be told, this bathroom (and Eddie’s room and the nursery) will be the hardest things for me to leave if/when we ever move on to a bigger home.  Cort gave me {almost} complete free-reign in “designing” and “decorating” those rooms.  All I needed was to avoid a veto from him…and that wasn’t hard, he can be talked into most design choices by my saying, “trust me, babe. It will be so awesome!”

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For over a year and a half after the completion of the bathroom, this spot sat empty.  We couldn’t decide if we wanted artwork, shelving, or what to take up the spot.

Then I was contacted by UpScale Mom to try out their new product: The Windel.

It arrived on my doorstep all wrapped up in pretty paper with a big bow on it.  The first time it came, the package had been damaged, but UpScale Mom was quick to send me a new one…and this time, it was perfect!

The idea behind the Windel is that it’s not just a frame, not just a cabinet…it’s three products in one: A frame, a cabinet, AND a diaper/wipes dispenser!

See that pull-up sticking out of the side up there?  I pulled it out a little way so you could see that there is a diaper dispenser right on the side.

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And underneath is a spot to dispense wipes.  It’s easy to slide the wipes in and open and close them from below to have easy access without having to rummage through a drawer or sprint back upstairs to the nursery for a diaper and wipe.  This is especially handy since this bathroom is right next to our playroom/family room downstairs.  Since Eddie graduated to being potty trained, we don’t keep a stock of diapers downstairs.  But we do now!

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The inside…wipes on the bottom, diapers above, with Pull-ups above that for easy-access every night before Eddie’s bedtime.  We also store medicines in here since it’s too high for Eddie to reach.  His toothbrush is also safely tucked in there so it can stay clear of all the nasty that boys can do in bathrooms.

Someday, this will be able to convert to a regular cabinet (the angled shelf can be straightened) and as the boys grow, this will become their medicine cabinet.

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We are EXTREMELY happy with our Windel and would definitely recommend it to anyone who has kids, small or not.  We use it in the bathroom, but we are thinking about getting a second one to keep in the living room upstairs as well.  Wii games and remotes can be tucked inside along with a stock of wipes and diapers for that room as well.  And the front is big enough (16 x 20 frame size) to fit a large family picture or some artwork.

I’m not blowing smoke up your shorts when I tell you this is one of my favorite products I’ve gotten to review in a LONG time.  Anything that hides the fact that I am up to my elbows in poop most of the time I am at home is a great product!

Hop on over and “like” Upscale Mom on Facebook.  You can also follow Upscale Mom on twitter.

Currently Windel is only available in the continental US, and will soon be available for purchase on Amazon and Ebay.  You can get your own now by shopping here.

Legal Stuff: I was sent a Windel to review, but was not further compensated.  All opinions are my own.

Breaking the First Rule of Healthy Club

EpiCorThe first rule of Healthy Club is to never mention you are in the Healthy Club.

Do not talk about Healthy Club.

Yeah, I am going to risk my family’s health and break this rule.

It seems like every time I log on to Facebook or Twitter, someone is sick.  Actually, more like everyone in the social media world is coming down with a form of the plague.

I would be lying if I didn’t feel completely exposed to it just by reading about it.  I may even use hand sanitizer after reading those updates.  I”m just saying.

Anyway, you would think with all this plague around, and being a teacher, and having small kids in daycare, I would have had us first in line for the flu shot.  But no.  We don’t “do” the flu shot.  It’s not for any controversially charged reasons other than a case of severe LAZY.

We do all the other things…we take our vitamins, we wash our hands to the point of dry and cracked, and we cover when we cough and sneeze.

So far, so good.  We are generally a pretty healthy family. (See? I just broke the rule.  Temping fate, much? Wait, I don’t believe in fate.  Phew.)

But I’ll be honest.  If we do ever get sick? I blame myself.  I’m the one who takes the germs in the house. (As I type this kids are coughing and hacking while doing their listening activity in Spanish class…yay germs flying through the air!)

Just under a month ago a package arrived on my doorstep. In it was a 30-day supply of EpiCor–an immune boosting supplement.

What is EpiCor? It’s an ingredient made up of protein, fiber, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and other metabolites. Studies have shown that when taken daily, EpiCor can help balance out the immune system.

I’ve read before that stress really brings down the immune system.  And if you know me at all, you know that I have stress.  And when I have stress, I get anxiety.  And then I get sick.  EpiCor is meant to balance out the immune system to combat the ill-effects stress can have.

I was all about trying it.  I already take a vitamin (still on prenatals since they are the “best” for women), eat pretty healthy foods (we cut out as much processed, not “real” foods as possible), and drink loads of water, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt during this nasty plague flu season if I helped my immune system a bit more.

So I have been taking it with my vitamin for almost 30 days.

And…here is the part where I am REALLY breaking the first rule of Healthy Club…I have not been sick at all this year.  Not even the sniffles.

Cort has had a bit of sniffles as have Eddie and Charlie, but generally? We have been a picture of complete health.

Now, I can’t credit EpiCor with the family’s health, but when I am healthy, the family tends to stay well too.  And I am definitely crediting EpiCor with that.

I can’t remember the last time I have stayed cold/flu free from the start of school through January.  I realize I have two more months of “flu season” left to go, but I have another month of EpiCor to use and hopefully that will help me ride out this nasty epidemic of the Nasty that everyone seems to be getting.

I’m seriously thinking of hitting up our local GNC to get more to take year-round.

Want more info?  Check out this youtube video about EpiCor. Or check out EpiCor’s site. Find out where to buy EpiCor here. And “like” EpiCor on facebook.

Disclaimer:I was provided two months worth of EpiCor to try and write about.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions are my own.

Bucks for Lists

If you’re anything like my family, you are busy keeping one eye on the internet watching for deals, giveaways, and free stuff this time of year.

Giving is one of my most favorite thing ever (yes, even more than getting), and every year I wish that we just had MORE so I could give more.

Well, I have a chance for you to possibly win some Amazon money to jump start your holiday shopping…or buy yourself a little treat.

I’ve told you before that I am in love with BabyHuddle, yes?

I have found myself wasting time researching for Charlie’s Christmas list numerous times.  Instead of browsing entire categories of products, I usually head over to the Lists Section.

These are made for parents by parents.  They are products real people have used and are recommending.  I’ll take that instead of overwhelming myself by looking through a million different bottle choices any day.

Anyway, list-making is super easy.  Here is one I  made today…

All products I have used for feeding that I would definitely recommend to someone.
Ok, I know…you want to know how to win some Amazon bucks, yes?
All you have to do is register as a BabyHuddle user and create a list.  Seriously. It’s that easy.
The first person to create an account on BabyHuddle US* with a profile picture using the above link a list  will automatically win $10 to Amazon**. Yippee!  So quick sign up and make a list!
In order to qualify, Lists must…
  • have a description of what the list is
  • include at LEAST 7 products
  •  include annotations for each product
But wait! There’s more!
Everyone* who creates a profile with picture and makes a list according to the rules above will be entered to win Amazon dinero!  In order to win, you need to get people to “vote” for you list by clicking the “helpful” button next to your list.
There will be THREE winners…
  1. List with the most helpful votes wins $50
  2. List with the 2nd most helpful votes wins $30
  3. List with the 3rd most helpful votes wins $10
So to recap…
  • Sign up for BabbleHuddle using this link.
  • Upload a profile picture.
  • Create a list of a least 7 products with annotations (first person to do this gets $10 to Amazon automatically)
  • Encourage people to check out your list and click “helpful” next to the list.
  • The top three lists with the most “helpful” votes will win!

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Terms and Conditions

*All participants in this contest must be based in the USA to win

** Amazon bucks cannot be turned in for cash.

This contest will run for two weeks.  Starting today (Tue, November 20) until Tuesday, December 4.

Winners will be the top three “vote” getters.  In the case of a tie, BabyHuddle will determine a winner.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post.  I just want to spread the cheer of winning a little extra moolah for the holidays.  Also I love BabyHuddle and would love to see you all there!

 

Ready, Set…BABYHUDDLE!

If you are a mom with internet access you have probably visited some sort of group resource site aimed to give you resources and advice.

You’ve probably also fell down the rabbit hole of searching big box department store websites trying to find products for your baby or toddler.

After a while they can all start to look the same, and in my opinion, very cluttered, overwhelming, and confusing.

Everything is blinking at you!

There are things to sign up for!

How can I find the answer I am looking for? Oh look an ad for nipple shields!

After Eddie was born, I gave up on using sites for legit answers to my questions.  There was just too much going on in the chat rooms–not to mention mean, judgmental mommas–and I really didn’t know how to navigate through so much.

When I was pregnant with Charlie I didn’t even try again. There were times I really wished I could find what the latest and greatest stuff was for baby…especially when I realized Charlie was so different than his brother as a newborn.  But there just wasn’t a place I knew about that seemed both helpful and user-friendly.

Until now.

I am SO excited to announce the United States launch of BabyHuddle.Com (previously exclusively UK), a “social shop” full of resources for moms and dads BY moms and dads. Check out this tidbit from their “about” section:

[W]e set ourselves the objective to build a site where parents can be comfortable soliciting suggestions and sharing product recommendations between themselves. From browsing each other’s lists of products and answering their questions, parents will find all the information they need within this fun and supportive community. We’ve also ensured that you can find a huge range of cool products at great prices for you to get.

BabyHuddle is not crowded with eleventy billion possible things to click on blinking at you from all over your screen.  It is simple and organized.  There are three areas: Shop, Lists, & Ask.

The Shop area is where I have already spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME, if I am being honest.  Everything is separated into categories, much like a Babies R Us type site, but it’s easier to navigate without all the drop down menus.

The Lists area is where you can create wishlist, must have lists, and any other list you want.  You can also browse other people’s lists.  For instance, Charlie is getting his top front teeth and even with his amber necklace, they are kicking homeboy’s booty (literally…he has the diaper rash to prove it).  So I peeked through the lists other moms had started and wouldn’t you know it? Someone had started a “Teething Essentials” list.  BOOM!

And look! I already created my own list!

The Ask area is where you can ask a question or browse questions that have already been asked to see if someone asked something you were wondering.  You can also answer questions here.  I REALLY love this part of the site because it’s what makes it different from just a store. It’s also a community.  It’s moms helping each other out with advice and products they have used and loved.

Think Babies R Us meets BabyCenter, but without all the hoopla.

As BabyHuddle’s about section states, they are the “leading social baby shop”.

To celebrate their awesome, you should really go sign up now.  It’s free. It’s easy.

And I am over there making lists like a madwoman.

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This post has been sponsored by BabyHuddle.com.  While I have been compensated for my time, I have not been given my opinions.  Those are all my own.