Mommy News

With the majority of my readers being moms, I know how  important it is to stay up on the latest news in regards to motherhood, family and our kids.  So, I was doing my morning blog reading when I came across an interesting post on Pubix Coupon Queen about drop side cribs having been officially outlawed here in the United States.  I kind of always saw this coming because I never thought though things were safe.  Moo’s first crib was a drop side and I know that’s part of the reason we continued co-sleeping when we came home from the hospital.  Thankfully we have since replaced her old crib with a lovely sleigh crib with fixed sides.

How will this work you ask?  Well, with fixed sided cribs the mattress adjusts instead of having to raise and lower the side rails.  I think this is better because it’s more secure.  You don’t have to worry about your mattress falling down from the weight of your child.  And you can adjust the setting based on your child’s height and your comfort level.  Moo’s crib came with three adjustable settings for the mattress and because she is rather tall for her age we have it on the lowest setting.  Anyways, to find out more about the crib outlaw check out the offical news article here.  Be sure to pass this information on to your readers, family and friends.  It could save their child’s life because many retailers like WalMart where still selling these cribs as recent as yesterday.

Moving on, have you heard about the Oprah Winfrey Network and TwitterMoms blogging contest/opportunity?  No?  Well, I hadn’t heard about it either until I saw it on Frugality Is Free.  Apparently, OWN and TwitterMoms teamed up and are asking bloggers to:

“Create an original blog post on your blog, in 400 words or more, sharing ‘your aspirations and plans for new possibilities in your life.’ Please include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion in addition to the main body of your essay. Give it plenty of thought, and include content that your readers would like to hear about and can connect with! Short or poorly written posts will not be accepted. Copying and pasting does not count. Blank posts submitted to create a blog link on the discussion page will be disqualified. Don’t copy another blogger’s post or ideas. Plagiarism is grounds for immediate disqualification.”

In return fifty bloggers will be chosen to win a $50 gift card.  Now I think this is a great idea regardless of whether you do it for a chance to win the gift card or just as a personal building exercise.  I mean I recently wrote about how I retook inventory of my life and I think it’d be great to share and kind of inspire others to do the same.  Also, I think sharing our plans and aspirations for 2011 will help us to get more support.  I know that I try to support some of the bloggers that I follow with their personal aspirations and goals.  Sometimes, we don’t always have that support system we need in our family and friends near us.

So, we have to seek it out through other avenues.  I feel like I’ve made some amazing friendships and blogger bffs.  So, if you see more of these posts take the time to read them and make a mental note to offer some words of motivation and remember to check up on them throughout 2011 to see how they’re progressing with reaching their goals.  For more information on this contest and how to enter click here.

Now, when Moo was a baby I was very concerned about giving her baby food.  Honestly, with all the chemicals and stuff they put in some foods that they claim help with brain development I was not down with it.  However, after some research I decided to go with organic baby food.  It was just much healthier and the brand we chose was pretty much chemical free.  And now that I’m pregnant with my second child and trying to become more Green and organic, I’m working on starting a garden and visiting our Farmer’s Market on a regular basis.

I even considered making my own baby food.  I can control quality of the food and make endless baby food combinations.  Yes, my imagination is already running wild.  Lol.  And thanks to The Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker, I’ll be able to do that in one simple step.  This wonderful piece of machinary will certainly be making it on to my Baby Shower Registry/Wish List.  And I can see it getting lots of usage.  What do you all think is this a product you’re going to invest in?

Continuing on in mommy news, don’t forget to upload your Christmas tree and/or holiday pictures to our Facebook page.    And if you haven’t already checked it out just visit the little widget to the right.  I will be posting events, contests and other valuable information on our Facebook page first.  So, trust me you don’t want to be out of the loop.  In fact, you can RSVP to our 2011 With Love Product Review & Giveaway now on there.  Also, if you have scheduled giveaways during the month of February and would like to join up and be part of this event leave me a comment saying so and with your email.  Likewise, I’m still looking for business sponsors to donate products/services/gift certificates.  So spread the word.

Only 8 More Days Till Christmas!!!


  1. Mimi

    December 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I was just telling someone I wanted to start making my baby's food. That machine is awesome. First of the year will be getting one of those!

  2. YUMMama

    December 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    @Mimi-I know. It is awesome and just think once it's served its purpose making babyfood, I can use it to make all kinds of dips and spreads. So it'll still have a function!

  3. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    December 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    @Mimi-I know. It is awesome and just think once it's served its purpose making babyfood, I can use it to make all kinds of dips and spreads. So it'll still have a function!

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