Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: September 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Crazy Dog T Shirt's Watermelon Smuggler Review

Who loves a sassy shirt?  This girl!  I love shirts that are smart with their sass and don't resort to something trashy.  Who says you can't have a little sass with your class anyway?

Smile Sciences Review

I don't know about you but my intact for things that stain my teeth like coffee and tea has increased since having kids!  I just need that extra boost of something that will keep me going and awake after a long night of restless babies!  So, I need something quick to help my smile stay white after all the staining.  I can't be bothered with the trays and such because they take too much time.  I need something I can just grab and go with, don't you!

Wipe Wraps Baby Wipes Covers Review

We work so hard to have our decor flow and look great.  When we have kids that goes out the window, but we still struggle to keep what we can.  It helps to have products around that can help us hide or at least match our baby items to our decor.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Firmoo Review

 It's time to break out the fall shades!  Snow will be coming soon and right now it's sports!  As a mom this means evenings, afternoons, and weekends outside in the sun!  I need something different to wear with my fall clothes!  So, that means it's time to go shopping with those fall outfits in mind!  Check out what I got for my fall outings! 

Mark-My-Time Digital Bookmark Review

I love to turn education into contests and ways for kids to earn other things.  This way they associate achievement with learning from early on.  Reading is a great way to expand your kids mind.  Finding a way to increase the satisfaction they can get from reading is a great way to associate knowledge with power!

Strap Gummy Review and Giveaway!

I'm a busy mom and some days it seems like everything that goes wrong could go wrong!  One of the kids always seems to know this is occurring and have a break down of there own.  Adding to the issues at that exact moment your bag always seems to somehow come off your arm and spill all over the ground.  Uggh!  No mom wants to deal with a spilled bag while trying to wrangle kids!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

My second meme!

Created my second meme!  Thing morning trying to tell the kids not to do something a jumble of miss placed words and poor grammar came flowing out.  Worse grammar than the usual slang we speak in.  Joking with my husband I said to him, shaking my head, "Kids, the destroyers of grammar".  Laughing he told me it should be a meme given my affinity for posting meme's that I find funny!  So, I created my second meme, inspired by my crazy kids!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hugo the Happy Starfish: The Power of the Word ebook Review

One of the hardest lessons to teach kids early on is the power of words.  Teaching them how words can hurt and that we need to be careful of what we say when we are feeling emotions like anger, pain, sadness may cause damage to someone else that we don't intend to harm.  Explaining that like actions you can't take back words is even harder.  So, to help explain this message to kids we can use books.

Hugo the Happy Starfish: It's good to be me ebook review

Books, books, and more books!  We love to read here and I'm always looking for stories to teach the kids lessons and get their attention with.  I personally like to themed lunch readings with them, where I read 2 books with similar themes and then ask which is their favorite and why.  It opens up a great meal time discussion!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Make a Splurge Night!

Sometimes we just need to get away with out hubbies and remember our womanly side.  That's why I think it's important every few months to plan a big date-night   One that fits your budget, but is above the normal date night you take as a couple.  Making time for your relationship helps keep your family strong and reminds you of who each other are and who you are becoming.  So, go out and look at some evening dresses to wear.  Look up the events in your area for a play, symphony, or off-Broadway show if you aren't near Broadway   Explore something that is outside the family life and completely focused on the couple side of your life.  Check out an upscale restaurant  coffee/tea shop, or martini piano bar after.  Whatever you do, make it different and more of a splurge than your normal date night.  Make a rule not to talk about the kids except for a midway check in and make a minimum complement rule.  Note: compliments can't be given all at the beginning or end, but must be spread out throughout the night.  This way if you find yourself at a lost for words halfway through the night you can use it at a chance for a compliment to be paid to help spur conversation and remind you of the good things outside of the family that your relationship is based on.  We forget that their is life outside the kids sometimes and while taking too much time away from the kids is bad for the family, never taking a moment to focus on the relationship part of the family is bad as well.  It's all about balance.  So, every 3-6 months plan for a big date night and do something new or more of a splurge than you would normally do and work on building positively with each other!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fall Festival Deals!

It's about that time for you pick veggie's   I love picking my own produce.  It means a day out with the kids doing something new, plus a good price on food for my family!  I'm ready for the cooler weather and fall veggie's   Are you ready for some Fall Festival Deals?  

Extra-Large Ice Balls Mold Review

It is so hot in Arizona, I swear the summers scare the ice cubes away when I head outside with a glass of anything with ice in it.  Maybe the cubes just aren't big enough to sustain in the heat.  

PB Crave Review

A peanut sat on a railroad track, his heart was all a-flutter, down the track came number ten, choo-choo, peanut butter!  It's back to school time and that means back to PB and J's.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jammy Jams Review

What kid doesn't love music?  I've noticed that they do develop their sense of what is good music and bad music early on and if they don't like something, kids don't hold back they let you know.  

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Qoileez Review

I can't get enough of those multipurpose items!  It makes my mind feel good when I know I'm paying money for something that I will use more than once and that can function in more than one situation, thus saving me the money I would have spent on items for each situation.  

School Zone Alphabet Flash Cards Review

Who loves to learn?  We do we do!  Who has a flash card drawer?  We do we do!  Who has some new cards added to it? We do we do!

Dizolve Laundry Reviews

My laundry room is full of stuff.  Anytime I can cut down on the space used, I welcome the chance.  Check out this great way to do your laundry.

Alphabet Soup Nursing Necklace Review

They squirm in the womb and they squirm once they come out.  Basically, kids never stop moving, from the moment they are big enough to be felt by mom they seem to be endlessly kicking, grabbing, and pushing.  This can make nursing a little tricky.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pink Blush Maternity Review

I love clothes that can be worn while pregnant and after! It can be very hard in the last few months of pregnancy to find anything that fits, let alone makes you feel like a woman. Then, you have the baby and face not only the challenge of finding something that fits your in between body, but also allows you to breastfeed and look good, just adds to the stress of dressing while creating life. I know in past pregnancies there have been moments where I've given up the ghost and stolen my hubbies clothes, rubber-banded and pinned his pants and called it a day! Check out an awesome shop that can help this time of extreme fashion crisis in a woman's life!

Kids Safety Bands Review

Product Description
Custom engraved silicone wristbands used as ID tags for kids ages 3-8 years old. Kid safety bands display a child's initials or the phrase: "If lost please call" on the front of the band. And on the back of the band, they have the parent(s) cell phone number engraved.
You can also add medical information such as allergies, or medical conditions.

Kids love these silicone bands, so it's easy to get them to wear it.
School has started and safety has got to be a huge thought in every parents mind.  What happens if they get on the wrong bus?  Off at the wrong stop?  What happens if they get separated on a field trip? There are so many other situations that could happen, so we have to find ways to help protect out kids!

School Of Wash Fragrance Review

 I love fresh scents.  It drives me nuts when you are in line somewhere and the person in front of you has on a scent that is over powering and has a touch of the strong-because-I've-been-over-processed-and-on-the-counter-too-long fumes.  It follows you in a bad way out the door sometimes and you didn't even put it on!  That drives me nuts.  I prefer classic scents.  Ones that are fresh and offer a hint of a smell to others instead of assaulting their nostrils!  

Movement Story/Kids Yoga DVD and Flashcard Reviews

athomewithabby's StoryWe love to do yoga at my daycare.  I'm always looking for new tools to use with the kids to help in their yoga journeys.  We usually do our yoga on days where the weather prohibits us from getting out outside play in, little bodies need to release that energy somehow!  Check out the latest yoga tool I'm adding to my collection!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lulalu Pads Review

Do you need to get organized?  I'm always trying to get more organized and better on task.  Problem is that sometimes I'm already multi-tasking and need a little note-to-self to help me remember what it is I'm trying to get done for the day!

The Magic Path of Yoga Game Review

We love to do yoga at the daycare.  It is great for the mind and body.  Having it be in a game is a great way to make every yoga journey different and to test the mind.

Hugo Happy Starfish- One Step at a Time ebook Review

I love books that have great messages for kids.  One series that we have been review and love at the daycare is the Hugo Happy Starfish.  The kids love to hear about this little guys adventures and see all the other sea creatures he meets.  We were very excited to check out the latest adventure for little Hugo!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Designer Inspired Handbag Giveaway Event

baginc-event-buttonAAAAAHHHHH! Who loves a new handbag!  I would love a new designer inspired handbag!  I figure you would want one as well and I figured I'd offer you this giveaway!

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