Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: February 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Youphoria Sport Towel

I'm trying to lose weight and have been a little bad lately. I missed some work out's for a teething baby, a few more for a busy and tired me due to work, and my leg treatments have me out for a day or two. That said, I've not given up! I'm still moving and trying to sweat my way back to the body I feel most comfortable in. That said, some days a little something to help contain that sweat would be helpful. Check out my latest fitness review!

Alec Bradley cigars


I have had 3 babies and one thing I noticed was that a lot of traditions have been lost on the process.  People still have baby showers, but now their are sprinklings for the children past the first.  People still send balloons or flowers when the baby is born, but less hands on help or casseroles are delivered.  And their isn't much congratulatory celebrating of the father once the baby is born.  While I think their is always room for new traditions, sometimes it is nice to visit traditions that have been forgotten or a little less practiced.  

Beginner's Dancing Set for Social Dancing


I don't know about you, but having a romantic moment with the husband is not an easy thing to do.  That is why we have to be creative and find ways to bring the romance to the house.  Babysitters costing around the same as a movie makes leaving the house not an option, let alone something more elaborate.  A relationship needs to be fed just like the kids do, so why not do something that you've always wanted to do, only at home?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Guitar strap


I know their are many music mama's out there.  Maybe you play something yourself, maybe you love to listen to music all day, or maybe you have a little musician in your home.  I love music, I love to listen to it during the day, and I even love to attempt to play it on the guitar.  Let me first just clarify, I attempt to play music on the guitar.  I am a beginner and will probably remain in this level of skill for the next few years until the kids are in school and I have more free time to really learn.  Still we pull out the guitar and sing silly made up songs while I strum away.  It can be hard to do this with a bunch of kids running around your legs.

Arizona Renaissance Festival

Green Clean!

Over the past several years, the general public has become extremely concerned with the state of the environment. Many organizations have sprung up advocating people to adopt a green lifestyle. In other words, more people are environmentally conscious now than at any other point in human history. One of the results of this has been people shying away from using harmful chemicals to clean their homes. The public is now looking for green alternatives to effectively clean their home and help Mother Nature at the same time. Here are some ways that you can accomplish this.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Francois et Mimi 20-Ounce Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Sports Water Bottles with Leak-Proof Flip Top


Living in Arizona the easiest thing to do is get dehydrated and not realize it.  You don't always realize just how dry the heat is here until it sneaks up on you and suddenly your lips are chapped, your skin needs lotion, and your pee is yellow.  That is why I learned quickly to always have water on hand.  Now that I have kids I find it is easier to us a container than fill a cup that could spill and can't go with me on errands.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

Francois et Mimi Stainless Steel Mugs


Seriously, I drink less coffee now as a mom than I did when I was working.  This could be because the hours I'm working are kid driven, but still more normal than the one's I used to work at the hospital or even my post graduate jobs.  Course at the hospital and after I worked evenings and nights.  It wasn't until the last outside the house job that I worked days and then I picked up all the hours I could after that, so coffee was a lifeline.  Thank I became pregnant and had to give up the coffee ghost.  So, I started a new habit Tea.  Now that the kids are born and running about my habit has become a mix of tea and coffee.  No matter the habit I still need something to put it into!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lil Rhino Travel Diaper Changing Station


I run a home daycare so in the past I haven't needed much as far as diapering on the go.  That said, I'm now on my third child and the other two have classes that keep our schedule busy.  Mix that with our enjoyment of hiking and I've found my need for diapering on the go supplies increase.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Francois et Mimi Stacking Mugs Review



I love a good morning tea!  I'm currently remodeling my downstairs and that means things are never where they should be.  It is amazingly annoying when you need something, especially your morning jolt of whatever!  Having a few things on display definitely helps!

Coosh CBS002A Precision Digital Bathroom Scale


So, I'm trying to lose weight and the unfortunate part of this is having to weigh myself. So far, I've been using an old scale that has seen better days.  I have to make sure to zero it before stepping on it as it looses it's zero quickly.  It was about time to upgrade so I decided to check out Coosh's Precision Digital Bathroom Scale.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Yoginiology Yoga Mat Cleaner Spray Review


We love to do yoga here!  So much so, that we incorporate it into our Daycare Day when the weather doesn't allow for outside play!  Sometimes we take it outside, but mostly we do our Yoga inside.  This is great, but all these little toes can carry some interesting smells with them.  Kids are both sticky and contagious so cleaning the yoga mats is a must to keep everyone healthy.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

$12 MILLION LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER TO OPEN AT ARIZONA MILLS IN 2016


New Phoenix-area Family Attraction to be The Focus of an Upcoming Summer Renovation at Arizona Mills

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Brenese Ageless Rejuvenating Cream


One thing they don't tell you about having children is just how much they age you!  You have a baby and the next thing you know your face, neck, and hair somehow look older?  When did that happen? So, we hope to it looking for solutions or at least partners in the battle to stave off aging.  Check out my thoughts on one of those anti-aging tools.

Organic Matcha-Green Tea Powder Review

I love tea and am a big fan of green tea for both the energy boost and the anti-oxidant boost.  I love to treat myself with those Starbucks Green Tea Frappacino's however who has time with 3 kids to make a Starbucks run?  Maybe if it had a drive through, but going in and out just for a Frap is just to much to justify the trip for me.  So, when I saw a chance to test a product that would allow me to make my own Green Tea cold blend, I couldn't see a downside.

Slow Cooker Recipe Book Giveaway!

Who wants to win the Slow Cooker Recipe book that I reviewed HERE? Check out this awesome giveaway and get yourself ready for some amazingly delicious meals that will not only be good to eat, but good for you as well! Check it out below!

Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners: 55 Fast and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes to Lose Weight Fast [Kindle Edition ebook]



My kids have become obsessed with Master Chef Junior.  Specifically, my daughter who we have called Miss Cakes since she was a baby.  True to her name, she loves to bake.  It can be hard to make a nice dinner though while running around with the needs of the day.  Especially when the little's are doing a bulk of the work.  So, a crock pot meal is perfect, we start it and set it up in the morning while working on measurements, addition, subtraction, and other number recognition, plus dinner is ready once we get home after whatever event we have going on that evening.  This mom can't think up recipes off the top of her head so a little help is always welcome.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Compassionate Warrior Book Review


The news constantly shows us the horrors of the world.  I have seen and met a lot of people who generalize, lump together, and describe entire cultures or types of people based on the actions of a few or events from the past.  I find it interesting how we allow these to occur for some and not for others.  So, the best way to understand some group or someone is to look at the history.  You can look at the bad, or you can look at the good, or you can look at both.  The best option is to look at both to fully understand someone.  This leads me to my review about Adb El-Kader of Algeria.

Celebrate Drink Wine Day and Win!

Who loves good food and wine?  I do, I do, I do!  Who loves to win some wine?I do, I do, I do! I would guess a few of you love these things as well!  Check out this awesome giveaway below and you could win some great wine!  Celebrate Drink Wine Day and Win! Share, post, and tweet about the Tandoor Chef tool that pairs wine and indian food and you could win wine!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rogers Gourmet Organic Coffee Review


Life is busy and sometimes I just need a little pick me up to keep going or get started.  So, I grab my trusty mug and turn to either some tea or some coffee.  Something to help sooth the nerves and boost my energy.  For this review I will be reaching for some Coffee!  Added bonus, my house with smell like a yummy hipster java house!

Never ending Scentsy Party!

Who needs scentsy? Check out my cousin's never ending party and stock up for your Valentine's Sweety! Nothing better to give a mom for Valentine's day than a nice smelling home!  Grab some Scentsy to turn that diaper pail poop smell into heaven for her nose!  Sweet smells for a sweetheart!http://www.ronnieholmes.scentsy.us

Lily Pad Review


So, it's about to get personal!  I hope your ready if not avert your eyes as we are about to talk about the wonderful side effects of nursing.  As full-filling as nursing can be it can also be painful, stressful, and totally messy.  Some have it easy and have no problems at all, the rest of us don't have it so easy and we can find ourselves looking for help from products, other mom's, and what-ever-god you believe.  This is about the help I found in a review product!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hot Dot Review


I fully believe in preparing our children.  It doesn't matter how smart you are, you just have to be willing to try.  I know that their will come a time when something the kids bring home or an area of study will come up that I will find myself lacking.  I will do what I do now and keep pushing and motivating them to learn and then I will find tools to help them understand the topic while help me to guide them.  I'm always looking for a great tool that anyone can use to help with my children education.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Vinyl Disorder's Nail Art Decal Review


I love the holidays and one of my favorite things about the holidays is the EXTRA's.  Getting the nails done, taking the time for that little splurge, but what I hate is the price-tag and that once the holiday is over the little add on's are dated!  Check out my review of Vinyl Disorder's Nail Art Decals.

The Magic of the Moments Hugo the Happy Starfish Review


My kids love books!  We are always looking for a good read to add to our collections.  One of their favorite characters are Hugo the Happy Starfish.  I was very excited to see this book as we don't yet have it in our collection.  Check out what we thought of Hugo's latest adventures!

Candy Bouquet

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 Valentine's day is coming and if you are like me you are racking your brain for some fun toys/gifts/ and surprises to include in your holiday celebrations.  Some of the best gifts come from the heart and show the other person how much you care.  So, that is why I am a huge fan of gifts that are thoughtful and created by hand, like a candy bouquet.  You don't have to spend a lot to make this awesome gift either and the best part is you can personalize it!
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Contoured Sleep Mask

So, I know a lot of you will relate to the next review.  Pretty much any mom, business travellor, or person who has had to sleep in a shared room knows that it never fails and whomever you are sharing the room with wants the opposite of what you do to sleep.  Having kids means night lights, sometimes hall lights, and other light sources are needed for those late night scramble to the bathroom.  All that light keeps my mind too awake sometimes!

Mighty Leaf Tea Review

I love tea!  The winter is the perfect season for making a mug of tea and setting down in a comfy chair to take in the decorations while you read a good book and allow the aroma's of a good tea to sooth you while the liquid warms you from the cold.  Their is just something about a good mug of tea that can help you steal a calm moment, find energy to push through the last of the day, comfort in a good book, or just wash down whatever you are eating that brings a satisfaction the can be missed during one's day.  I love to have my cup of tea in the morning and that is when I did my review, in the morning. 

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