Tuesday, January 26, 2010


If you've never shopped woot.com - it's time! And more importantly kids.woot.com. Both sites offer a deal a day at a discounted price.

Once in awhile they have what they call a woot-off - where they just keep listing deals one right after the other. Shipping is always a flat $5 - even for a huge TV. Both sites are having woot-offs today - so head on over to check it out!

I've bought a few items from each site & although the shipping is sometimes slow - the item still comes at a great price! Can't beat that!

Friday, January 22, 2010

About Me

My name is Barbara and I am a stay-at-home mom of a beautiful and sassy 4 year old girl (Little Miss), and one handsome super happy 1 year old boy (Mr Man). I love being a mom. It is the hardest and most rewarding job I've ever had.

I have a Bachelors Degree in Family and Human Development, along with an avid desire to learn as much as I can to ensure a happy, healthy family as I raise my children. I am also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor.

I want to share what I have learned and what I will learn in the future on this site - so hopefully it can help you too!

Besides being a mom, I love...
  • sewing
  • cooking/baking
  • photography
  • singing
  • traveling
  • reading
  • painting
  • running
  • and anything health/nutrition related
I hope you find something useful on this site!! If you have any questions, comments, or would like to be a guest blogger - please feel free to email me at barb.themomblog (at) gmail (dot) com - but really, the best way to get ahold of me is via facebook.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Barb

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Product Reviews

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sleep Chronicles: The Finale

This picture is my Little Miss sleeping with her teddy bear on her head...oh how I love that little munchkin! She does the funniest things in her sleep. This is it, the last installment of sleep chronicles, hopefully. And get excited all you tired moms, it's a good one.
After my last post (dec 4th) - it was only another 3-4 days and we were laying her in bed, tucking her in, and walking out of the room. Then one night Ry just decided to shut the door and see what happened. Nothing. She laid there quietly and went to sleep. AWESOME!!

So that was the routine, easy - loving it! Sometimes she'd be asleep within 3-5 min, other nights she'd talk for awhile. Some nights she would get up and decide to tuck her dolly in over and over again. On those nights we'd wait a few minutes, go in and remind her it was time to sleep, not time to play and gently tuck her back in, usually only one reminder and she would lay still.

She even did great over the holidays staying at her Grandma & Grandpa's house - which we thought might mess things up. No problem.

Then about a week ago the unexpected - she had a bad dream and was scared to be in her room alone. It only took about 3-4 days and we had her trained again. The first night - tucking her in repeatedly, lots of cuddles, sitting by the door so she wasn't alone & by the 4th night leaving with the door shut again. No problem. We're flexible and willing to work through those things with her. I have no doubt we'll have to re-train her every so often, but the end result is so worth it.

I love my good sleeper girl!! Plus our "spy-camera" monitor really helps!! With her door shut we can see what she's doing - if she's playing and needs to be tucked in again, etc. We found it on woot.com for less than half of the original cost. Totally worth it. I love you spy camera.

To read the whole story...

Sleep Chronicles: and So It Begins

Friday, January 1, 2010

Book Reviews

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