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Nourish Baby’s slim bottle is designed for tiny hands to hold. The wide neck aids in the spill-free addition of powdered formula and the bottle’s measurement markings assure mixed proportions are correct. The nipple has been sanitized and kept sterile with a tamper-evident seal and liner. To use Nourish Baby simply open the top, pour in the formula, close the top, and shake. Now active parents can lead their busy lives with out the cumbersome tasks of preparing and carrying adult-size bottles for their infants.
The other day, two of my kiddos wanted to make Happy Face Pizzas for dinner! They are not big on toppings but we had a lot of fun! It is a super fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen, and the best part? They ate it all!
We started with pre-made, pre-baked pizza crusts, because this mama is
lazy busy! Then we topped our pizza’s with tomato sauce with some “secret” Italian seasoning mixed in, mozzarella cheese and baby pepperoni and olives! So fast, so fun, and so delicious!
They had a great time making their “smiley faces”! I loved watching them, and the sense of accomplishment they got from doing it themselves was priceless!
All done and ready to eat! You gotta love the faces! You could get creative and use so many different toppings! We love to use mushrooms, sausage, pineapple, artichoke hearts and leftover chicken! Today we went simple!
They were so good, the kids cleaned their plates! What are your favorite pizza toppings? What do your kids like to make in the kitchen?
Sorry for the delay, I have been packing like crazy and preparing for our trip to Seattle without kids! So without further ado, here are the winners!
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Do you have a child who loves rockets? I do! My five year old is obsessed with space and all types of space travel. He wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. We were given the awesome opportunity to review Rocket Town by Bob Logan, a newly released board book for children ages 1-5 years old. We loved the vividly colored pictures, and the story was simple enough to keep my two year old’s attention!
The story follows an astronaut and his canine companion as they drive an old pickup through Rocket Town, passing all manner of space craft like a taxi rocket, a police rocket, a school bus rocket, and even a rocket that looks like a shark.
Each colorful spread is bursting with an eye-dazzling array of rockets from big to small, fast to slow, practical to extremely silly. Our intrepid astronaut and his dog then get into their favorite rocket (a pickup truck-shaped rocket of course!), and the final count down and blast off is sure to thrill young readers.
About the author:
Bob Logan grew up in Baltimore, MD, selling his Star Wars drawings for kids’ milk money to buy books at the Scholastic fair. He studied animation at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Author and illustrator Bob Logan has worked as a story artist on feature animations such as Madagascar and Open Season, as well as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and is currently working on the upcoming Puss in Boots! Logan’s picture book, The Sea of Bath, charmed readers with fun and sweet illustrations, and Rocket Town will delight parents and children alike with colorful and imaginative rockets. He lives in Thousand Oaks, CA, and enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and two pugs. Bob is addicted to all of the LEGO games on the Wii, but enjoys them best when he plays with his son.
You can purchase Rocket Town at Amazon for $7.99, it is well worth it!
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Featured Fluff Addict this Friday is Gena Lazcano, from Life with Captain Fussybuckets!Read about her journey through cloth diapering and her addiction to cloth diapers! Thanks Gena! I would also love it if you would fill out the Fluff Addict Questionnaire at the top of the page! You can be featured as a Fluff Addict too!
My name is Gena. My husband and I have been married for almost 6 years! We have two beautiful boys. Bennett is 2 and potty training, but still wears diapers at night and for naptime. He has been in cloth since 7 months old and we have never looked back. Donovan is 3 1/2 months old and is inheriting all of his big brother’s stash!
When did you start cloth diapering? How and why did you make the decision to cloth diaper?
We started CDing Bennett when he was 7 months old. I was tired of buying disposables, and we didn’t have a ton of money to buy the expensive brands, and the store brands made a horrible noise that made it sound like he was wearing a plastic bag or something! yuck! We are also concerned about the environment and that sooooo many nasty, yucky disposables are just sitting in landfills. A lot of my friends were trying cloth with their kids, so I gave it a shot, because I knew (hoped) we would have more kids and make the cost worth it!
Was your spouse, significant other, family and friends supportive? What was their reaction?
My husband was surprisingly supportive! The older people (parents, in-laws) weren’t so supportive because they had cloth diapered and knew what a huge pain it was back then, and didn’t realize how cloth diapering had changed. Other in-laws our age are intrigued, but say they just couldn’t do it.
What style of cloth diapers do you use?
For our 3 1/2 month old, we use prefolds and covers, mostly. He is about 15 lbs, so the one size diapers are fitting him better now and we are using those. With our older son, all we ever used were one size diapers and a few all-in-two’s. We do have an all-in-one for the diaper bag, in case he needs it at church or with a sitter!
What is the first diaper you reach for? Which is the last? Why?
For my older one, BumGenius 3.0 one size diapers They snap well (we had them converted to snaps), they stay on, they don’t leak, and they’re just awesome.
For our younger son, we were given a bunch of covers and prefolds and at first they fit better and were just used out of necessity but now, I am considering buying some in a bigger size. They’re pretty awesome! I reach for those first with him, but am slowly starting to use the one size diapers.
My least favorite diapers are the all-in-twos. I find they leak more often, don’t hold as much liquid, and just bunch up. I do use them if my older son needs to take a nap or whatever, but never for a long time or overnight.
Tell me about your fluff addiction….come on….be honest! How many diapers do you have in your stash? What styles? Brands?
We don’t have the funds for me to buy everything I want! But I definitely snag diapers when I find a good deal. I just HAD to have chocolate SmartiPants when they came out and still love, love, love the color.
My main addiction is Rockin’ Green though. I hoard that stuff! I bought four bags on Cyber Monday!
I HAD to buy some precious Lil’ Joeys for my youngest son. Soooo precious. I was a bit disappointed in them, but they were still cute for pictures and I was a little upset when he grew out of them.
How many diapers do you have in your stash? What styles? Brands?
12 prefolds, 10 covers (Bummis, Thirsties), 6 BumGenius one size with snap conversions, 6 Smartipants OS, a WAHM giraffe pocket that is probably a medium, a few fitteds made by a friend, one Lil’ Joey (I had to keep one for a potential future child!), Kawaii OS pocket, Thirsties pocket, a WAHM AIO and some other WAHM AI2′s. A variety, for sure!
Do you try to convert disposable users to cloth? How?
I’ve converted one of my friends, but only because she was already thinking about it and asked me a ton of questions. I probably pushed her to buy some BG’s. :o)
I’ll always give advice and share my opinion if others ask, but that’s usually not often. Unfortunately, we live in a small town where there aren’t a lot of people with small kids. I do discuss CDing with people online, however.
Anything else you wanna tell my readers?
Cloth diapering is sooooo much fun. We’ve always had hard water so I was a little annoyed with the stench when I was using Free detergents (that I had read online that they worked!) I finally tried Rockin’ Green Hard Rock and it made me love cloth all the more. I do a cold rinse, hot soak overnight with Rockin’ Green, and then finish the wash in the morning with a cold rinse. A-MAZING. Love, love, love washing diapers, as silly as that sounds!