Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Looking for a new car, I mean scam?

So, as my facebook followers know, I have been trying to decide on how to buy a new car as my family is getting older and they take up more room.  I sent off on my look for a new/used car and decided to use some of the hints given by you my readers.  As many of you cautioned there are dishonest people out there and it would seem more private listings that have the same story of why the car needs to be sold.  It's amazing how so many people have the exact same problem in life, oddly no access for additional photo's of the car, but a willingness to sell it to you for cheap.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dreams and Driving

This post brought to you by NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

NMEDA_LOGOWe take so much for granted in life.  Sometimes, I think back on when I worked taking care of other people who needed a little help and think about what it would be like to need more help then moving a couch from here to there or killing the occasional spider.  How do you find joy and motivation knowing you rely on others so heavily?  When I think that dark thought I remember one special patient who had more challenges then most.  A quadriplegic with limited arm movement and no hand function. Of all the people I had at the time, this person was the most positive and upbeat.  They required the most physical care from me, but was the only one who didn't complain about it!?

They talked very frankly about their condition, but would then get a sparkle in their eye as they asked to tell you about their goals.  Oddly, didn't see college as a goal even though they were going via internet class broadcasts set up for them.  When asked the explaination was, well everyone goals to college.  So, what was their goal you ask.  It was to drive!  

Screen shot 2012-09-06 at 7.14.25 PM+Apparently, there are cars and tools for the cars set up for someone just like her.  This way she could drive instead of having to wait for me or call a service to go get something.  I was amazed and so I looked it up and there are companies out there that specialize in just this, creating solutions for those with disabilities that want to drive.  Companies like NMEDA offer great services like, individual in-person evaluations to best fit person to car, onsite sales and support, and 24 hours local emergency assistance.

This made the biggest obstical for my clients dream to come true a simple task of muscle building and then learning to drive just like you or I.  I ended my work with the company while the client was still working at getting to drive, but they were well on their way. I often wonder if they ever achieved the goal and I hope they did.  If anyone deserved the freedom a car that puts the wheelchair and the driver in the car can offer it was them.   

If you have anyone that could benefit from this type of service or your just curious like me,  visit a NMEDA QAP (Quality Assurance Program) Dealer for mobility solutions.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kindle Fire Giveaway!

I have decided I want one of these loaded with classics and how to learn arabic books!  You are so lucky to get to enter for one of these!  Check out this awesome giveaway, it's on Fire!  (Get it?)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Safety First

How many times do you remind your kids that something, isn't safe? Now, think about how many other people out there don't have kids or don't seem to remember that others have kids?  Why not provide them a little reminder to be safe?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Aching Joints!

I don't know about you, but since being a mom my body has taken a beating.  Back problems, joint pain, and a slew of other aches have me now thinking of what happens down the road as wear continues on this body of mine.  I guess I've been thinking on it more since my grandparents had joint surgeries.  I mean where do you get things you need to heal from something like that?  There are so many DME companies out there it seem daunting when you think about it.

Name the Hyland’s Tooth Fairy

What I love about you guys is that many if not most of you are amazingly creative!  The suggestions and comments on how to make some of the crafts or recipes I offer your own show that and I love it because it keeps my creative juices flowing!  That's why I know one of you will probably win the newest Hyland's Giveaway which starts on the 28th of February!  You get to name Hyland's newest character-the Hyland's Tooth Fairy!

Friday, February 22, 2013


So, I'm not sure why, but my kids are huge fans of tmnt.  Please tell me you remember the movies, the shows, and the songs so I don't feel totally old.  That said if my kid's have their way the turtles will be making a comeback at least they have in this family.  

Magic Whiteboard Review

 photo P2220054_zps9b1bf4be.jpgWorking mom is such a dynamic term.  It means so much to so many different people.  But I think it applies to all mom's.  If you have ever coordinated a bake sale, play-date  or just the families schedule day in and day out you know what it is to manage any complex business.  Being a mom means looking for ways to re-use and re-create the things that most people take for granted every day, because let's face it, we just don't have the time to wait for something to come in or someone else to create it.

How do you carry your baby?

So, I've been wondering, what is your favorite way to carry your baby?  There are so many options, front loader, back loader, , and wraps.  How do you decide as a new mom which to use?  Naturally, I had no idea so I used each one for a different reason.  

My hairy scary car!

We travel so much and naturally we take our fur-babies with us.  I love doing that, but it's bad enough that the kids make a mess of the front seat with sippy's, crumbles from snacks, leaves/mud from shoes, and random things I'm not quite sure of the origin. Add to it 3 dogs, with muddy paws and fur embedding itself into the back of my SUV and my car is a disaster.  That's why I'm hoping for Christmas or the next SUV we get something to solve this problem and save my sanity!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Nuby Flower Dish Review

 photo 1292013038_zps934c6e61.jpg Every little girl needs a little help learning to eat properly at the table.  That starts with using utensils.  My little girl is currently very into fairies and being able to bring some fairy magic to dinner time is great.  

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What Daddy Duck Loves Review

 photo P2110260_zps53159f8a.jpg I love books!  You can never have too many and they are the gateway to so many amazing worlds!  That's why I love it when books come with something fun to help expand the imagination of a child!  Check out what I thought of this awesome Daddy Scrub product! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hyland's Feb ReviewHyland's February Review

 photo P2110258_zpsbcb43c09.jpg By now we are all feeling our New Year resolution to treat our body's better and work out!  I know I am!  I have been doing Zumba, Pilates, weights, resistance, and then the fun stuff (hiking, running after kids, the kids yoga, lifting stuff at estate sales, and carrrying around kids).  My muscles are sore and my desk is piling up!  So, to help ease my stress (having taxes finally done should help as well) and my muscles I love being able to look to Hylands for a natural way to ease the pains!

T3 Tactical Device ReviewT3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool Review

 photo P2050074_zpsf2f1afc4.jpg Safety is something us mom's have to think about all the time.  Not just crossing the street and what our kids are eating, but when we are out and about with them.  Let's face it bad things happen and whether its an accident or a bad person coming into our lives at some point we will have to deal with the bad.  That's why I think it's important to protect ourselves and our kids.  I found an awesome product that can help us Mom's do just that!

Vidacup Review: New Years Resolution

 photo PC150029_zps7bd7512b.jpgOne of my resolutions this new years is to perk up a little.  Hard to do with 2 kids a year apart, 3 large dogs, and a daycare to run.  So, I needed to search out something to help.  Review time!  I found something to help me get a little pick up in the morning.

Frosty Frescos Review

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 I love kid crafts!  I'm always looking for inspiration and always trying to find cool crafts for them to try.  As a mom, I'm all for kits that save me time in getting those crafts together. Check out this latest Mommy Moment Review.

Minivans, Meltdowns, and Merlot Review

 photo 1292013073_zpsbc76ece1.jpg Mommy's need books too!  I spend a lot of time reading and looking for books for my kids, but us mom's need a book we can read and put down in a second if a mom-ergency occurs.  This is why I review books for adults  Check out my latest book review.

The Porches in Steamboat Springs, CO

The Porches offers 4 and 5 bedroom luxury homes that range from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet.  This really is the only place to stay with a group, our homes sleep between 8- 14 people.  The only place in Steamboat where you can get a luxury home with all the amenities you could ever want.  

Friday, February 15, 2013

Nuby Monster Dishes Review

 photo 1292013044_zpsed508d13.jpg Feeding time in a daycare usually ends up feeling like I'm trying to tame the savage monsters who run themselves and me tired all day long.  I love being able to help get the food they need inside of them with tableware that will help make this time of non-movement fun!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

2 Carat White Topaz Stud Earring Review

 photo 1292013060_zps077966b6.jpg Jewelry is so hard to shop for when your a mom.  Some mom's wear a lot, others like me, don't wear much but still want to put something on to make us feel more feminine.  How often have I lost an earring or something, though?  No, expensive jewelry for me.  So, I have to find a jewelry store that offers nice jewelry without killing my price tag!

Ruby Studio Book and DVD Review

 photo 1292013066_zps3795ead1.jpg I'm not sure there is a kid out there that hasn't had a Super Frustrating Day!  Which means, there isn't a mom out there who hasn't searched for a way to help their kiddo understand that emotion and how to get through it!  Bring in, my latest book and DVD review! 

Simple 7 Review

 photo 1292013076_zps15dc0f79.jpg Snack Craving!  I get them all the time!  Running after these kids is a work out, I don't care who you are!  So, the problem is what do you grab when the cravings hit and you need something that tastes good to get you back in the toddler game?  I was lucky enough to check out some fun chips made by Simply7.

Spongelle Review

 photo 1292013096_zpsd0d3326d.jpg Ladies, chances are someone forgot about Valentine's day and ended up giving you money to get yourself something.  So, I like to find cool things to use on gifts just like that. Check out my latest review on a cool product that may be worth spending that cash gift on!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cake Baked with Love

What better way to have your kid show their siblings, classmates, or other parent they love them than with a 2 layer cake decorated just for them! Let me tell you how we made this cake extra special in the daycare.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Review Vlog!

Check out my Vloggy Style! I was recently asked to do a vlog review for!  Be kind, I'm not used to vlogging!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Villa Sumaya is your next yoga-tion

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Valentine Card Making

Sometimes the simple things are the most fun and best ideas.  So, instead of buying a bunch of candy generic Valentines for the kids to give out this year make them instead!  Here are some decorative idea's:

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Phoenix Symphony Review

 photo 1292013002_zpsa6d78e19.jpg I'm always looking for something fun to do with the kids.  I like to expose them to a vast array of experiences so they can better decide what they like and don't like when they are older.  Luckily for us, the local symphony puts on kids productions.  It was a blast!

Feeding you my love!

It’s February and cold.  So, how do we make a meal extra-special for Valentine’s Day plus keep our kids warm?  Make them something full of love that is great to eat!  Make them a heart shaped grilled cheese and Valentine Red Tomato Soup! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Doing laundry during nap and I had to stop for inspiration!

I was doing laundry during nap and found myself wondering a simple thought. So, I joined the band wagon and created my first meme!

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