4 Working Mothers
Great information and links.
ABC Nanny Site & Companion Book: The ABCs of Hiring a Nanny, Expanded...
By Frances Anne Hernan
Adoption, support and information.
American Baby Photo Contest Nation's premiere baby/child photo contest.
Solutions for the working mom. Also see Medela
Sweet Joey Roo
Memories of Childhood, January 7, 2007
Right before leaving America to go live in Africa I lost my first
Kangaroo. Recently I told a friend I lost the cutest cuddly toy as a
child and guess what arrived in the mail? This cuddly toy is sweet
and adorable and super soft. The fur on the Mary Meyer Sweet Joey
Roo is super plush and cuddly. Since the paws are filled with a
heavier filling (little plastic beads), this plush animal toy can be
positioned to have different moods. She can sit perfectly like a
puppy waiting for a treat. Move her head to the side and she looks
sleepy. Children will love this toy and I must admit, it is the
cutest stuffed toy I've ever seen or owned.
~The Rebecca Review
Search for "pregnancy" at this site.
Advice Arrange to talk or chat, one to one with a
qualified and experienced
child health nurse about
any baby or child care problem.
Baby Jogger Introducing new jogger's with swivel
wheels. Bob Trailers has
BOB Sport Utility Stroller with
fuzzy warm liners and a weather shield.
Baby items, gifts, maternity clothes, registry.
Baby Names A fun site to choose a
baby name or find out what your name means.
A beautiful site, includes information on baby names, parenting and
Baby Safe and Sound
Look for a home Baby Safety Starter kit.
Baby Sheets "Stay
Put" safety crib sheets. A unique pillow case design.
This will get your clock
Prep for preschool with perfect clothes, gear, books, toys and more!
Beech-nut Wholesome and natural.
Camp Kazoo Cute Boppy pillow holds baby up.
Professional Professional association
Order the great Child Magazine.
Organized by age group.
Everything on your kid's wish list.
Classroom Direct School
supplies with extensive product reviews
to help with the shopping.
Solutions for shopping carts. Fun colorful items your children
love and it makes shopping much more fun.
d d y
Web sites for the new dad. Get the top 5 preschool books.
Discovery Kids The
Discovery Channel provides a list of adventures. Grow a
Doulas Find a certified Doula to
help you through childbirth.
A list of the top 10 parent Web sites are featured with resources.
The right shoes are important.
Embark A site which offers
detailed information of colleges,
test preps and scholarships.
systems from the womb to the classroom.
See their new music cube, demo online.
E-stork Put up a video or
of your new born baby for everyone to see.
Etoys Toy search by age, category or price.
A Guide to Understanding
Treating Pregnancy-Related Depression.
Very helpful book!
Family Education Source for parents.
For learning disabilities call 1-888-GR8-MIND
Fao Schwarz The famous toy store for the
young and young at heart.
Fun School A place to
choose from over 300 activities organized
by grade level. Back
to School Supplies
Gerber organic baby food.
Get Kookie Edible
colored dough that can be made into cookies. Really cute idea!
Gaiam Look for the foaming aromatherapy for
babies. Contains organic
oils of tangerine, chamomile and vanilla.
UNO House Rules
Go Babies A source for moms on the go and babies who travel with them.
Go Mom Inc. Organizers
especially for moms.
GTM Associates Nanny payroll
and tax services.
Hop.com Hooked on Phonics
Look for the Bumper Bonnet which is a padded little
helmet-like hat for kids so when they fall they don't hurt their
heads. For babies.
Juniornet Just for kids! Claims to
be safe for kids online.
Keep Your Kids Safe on the Internet
KB kids Toys, videos and
Kids Health Created by the
Nemours Foundations Center for Children's Health
Kid's Snow Shoes
Look for cubs, grizzly and sagauche models. These are snow shoes
with a secure binding that
makes it easy to walk in the snow.
Lice Arrest Back
to school supply. Safe and effective.
Little Me For newborns and
infants. Also see Early Arrivals
for tiny babies.
Ma Ma Media This Web
site offers a rich and entertaining time with
plenty of playful learning.
Mimi Essentials Fashionable looks for pregnancy.
Mothers at Home For mothers who
choose to be at home to nurture their families.
Mother's Day Great Mother's Day
ideas. Look for the cute "Bee"
stuffed toy filled with cookies and
Burt's Bee products.
My Team For young sports fans to get
all the team statistics.
Nanny Network Information
on placement agencies, background
checks and services.
Toys Home Page
Toys organized by age group!
Comforting Baby Items, Adults love too..., December 16, 2005
The Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion and Dusting Powder are essentials. The
bubble bath is also quite luxurious. Many of the products in this kit can
also be used for chapped hands and especially for feet in the winter.
The ingredients in the Skin Crème include: Sweet Almond Oil, Water,
Beeswax, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Kaolin (Natural Clay), Grapefruit Seed
Extract, Carrageenan Extract (Irish Moss), Fragrance, Sodium Borate
(Natural Borax), Glucose, Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase (Sugar
& Natural Enzymes), Tocopherol (Vitamin E). (98.80% Natural)
I find this cream is best applied before you go to bed at night as it is
more like a "salve" than a cream. This thick cream is healing
and comforts dry skin.
This starter kit contains:
Apricot Bath Oil
~The Rebecca Review
To Moms who need pampering:
P.S. Also look for the Burt's Bees Herbal Milk Bath which I tried last
night and loved. I used to use the Buttermilk baby bath, but now they have
one for adults with lavender oil, rosemary and peppermint. It is in the
"Queen Bee" Burt's Bees Kit
along with a silk mask filled with lavender, pore refining mask, royal
jelly eye crème, calm balm, calming candle, repair serum and shea butter
Home Cooking, May 27, 2006
Home cooking is an economical option and, as the recipes in this book
show, it need not be time-consuming. There are many excellent purees that
do not involve cooking and other recipes suitable for batch-cooking that
allow a whole month's food supply to be prepared in a couple of hours and
then frozen. ~Annabel Karmel
Annabel Karmel's ambitious baby food book is for infants and toddlers but
adults will also enjoy some of the recipes.
The recipes in this book can be used occasionally in order to introduce
new foods in fun ways or you could use a variety of recipes on a continual
basis as you find favorites. The chapters are divided up into age groups:
Weaning Your Baby
9 to 12 Months
12 to 18 months
18 months to 2 years
2 to 3 years
3 to 7 years
Preschool and beyond
A section on pantry essentials helps you stock the pantry so you have the
food on hand in order to try the recipes.
Should you keep baby's half-eaten food for a later meal?
What are the common allergies to watch for?
When should a baby start to eat solid foods?
What do you do when your baby rejects food?
The pages of "first tastes" make introducing foods to your baby
easier because they are bland foods baby can get used to when being
introduced to purees. These can be made in a blender or food mill. Tips
are given for each method with the recipes. Next there is a section on
mashed foods and you can try recipes like peach, apple & strawberry or
banana with mango or papaya. Savory recipes are also included, like
chicken casserole and fish with carrots and orange. The first fifth of the
book is made up of very simple recipes.
The recipes from this point on become a little more visual and much more
fun to make. As children gain a bigger appetite and begin to explore
textures, advice is given on how to encourage children to feed themselves.
With fun cutouts and assorted dips and interesting serving suggestions,
children are encouraged to try new foods. Some of the fun recipes include:
Pinwheel Sandwiches and other creative Sandwiches like butterflies and
Mini Pizzas with animal faces
Summer Berry Milkshakes
Cheesy Bread Animals
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
Chocolate Cream Puffs & Choux Pastry Mice
I am sure when the author created this book, she knew mothers could not
find the time to cook like this every day, but many of the recipes will be
fun for mothers to make on occasion and others will save time when made in
bulk - like the puree recipes. The entire family can enjoy many of the
recipes like the strawberry freezer pops or beef stir-fry. There are some
family recipes, baby recipes and toddler recipes that anyone could enjoy
if you like smaller meals. Once you make your own applesauce, the flavor
may convince you to make it all the time.
~The Rebecca Review
Refreshing Summer Treats
, May 17, 2009
When I was looking for pop molds I found these "Frozen Treat
Trays." There are some advantages and some disadvantages to this type
of mold. First, you can freeze basically anything in them and I've had
good luck freezing homemade juices including lemonade and juices I make in
my juicer. The caps on this brand have permanent plastic sticks in them so
you don't have to buy wooden sticks all the time. They also sort of catch
some of the drips although don't count on it.
The disadvantage is that you can't just pull one ice pop out of a tray you
have to put the entire tray in a bowl of warm water to release the pops. I
found them nearly impossible to pull out without doing this and setting
them in warm water for thirty seconds usually does the trick. Then you can
just put all the ice pops in a plastic ziplock freezer bag for storage.
Here are the two "juicing" recipes I've used lately. There is a
enough juice for the ice pops and a few cups of juice leftover to enjoy:
1 pound strawberries
1 pineapple, peeled
2 Pink Lady apples, unpeeled
2 oranges, peeled
1 pineapple, peeled
2 oranges, peeled
2 apples, unpeeled
1 (6-ounce) container blackberries
1 cup grapes
For both recipes cut the fruit to fit your juicer and juice. Pour the
juice into your frozen treat trays. There are really unlimited ways you
can make juice so you can have fun experimenting all summer long.
You would think this would come with a nice recipe book but only three
recipes are included. You can mix yogurt with fruit in your blender or
freeze applesauce, chocolate milk, egg nog or puddings.
While these are fun for kids adults will love them too. I went out walking
in the heat and it was so good to have some ice pops ready on my return.
~The Rebecca Review
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