31 Dec

Happy New Year – Resolution 2010

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Hope you all have a wonderful New Year!  With a 1 year old at home, we didn’t really venture too far tonight.

Just wanted to take a quick minute to Thank all of you – sponsors and readers for being members of My Wee View.  I have met some pretty tremendous people – this is what really makes this “job” so much fun.

Do you guys have a New Years resolution?  Last year, my resolution was to try to remember things a little bit better.  I was suffering from Mommy brain – BIG TIME!  I can’t say that my forgetfulness has been totally resolved, but I worked really hard to remember important things.  This year, I think I am going to get myself into shape.  Nursing made losing wight really easy, since I’ve been back to work, I can feel a few extra pounds creeping up.  It seems that there are so many bakers in my office and we go out to lunch way too often.  I am going to go to the gym 5 days a week, and try my best to stay away from people testing out new cake recipes.  Uh,,, it will be hard, but I know I will feel better in the end.

If you’d made a post about a New Years Resolution, link it up below. (This is my first time using Mr Linky, let me know how you like it)  Or just write it in the comment section below.  I think writing things in Black and White helps for accountability!

Ok, Mr Linky Seemed to disappear?!? I’ll have to look into this…

31 Dec

Tot to Go – Sling – CLOSED

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A sling is something that I just can not live without!  It is so easy to carry around my daughter either at home, while shopping, or just going for a walk.  I am always on the look out for great new carriers to carry around my little munchkin.  I recently received a sling from Tot to Go for review.  Tot to Go was created by Mom,  Shani Sam, in Vancouver, BC.  Like many Momprenures, she started her own company after searching high and low for a carrier that actually fit.

DD is now over 25 pounds, so after carrying her around all day in my arms, I could end up with one arm that seems to be more muscular than the other (not always a good look when the other arm is a little flabby – I’ll be working on this  in 2010).  I have recently been wearing her in my  Tot to Go sling, which makes things for both myself and her so much easier.  I simply have to put the sling over my head with one arm through, and then stick her inside the sling.  Both arms are free to do whatever around the house, and she is happy just to be close to me.  The Mocha Cappuccino sling is reversible, one side is chocolate brown and the other has modern dots in brown white and gray.  The sling is very sturdy and had a French stitched seem (a double stitch inside and out) to make sure your little bundle of joy will be safe.

There are many ways to carry your little one in the Tot to Go sling. My favourite way with a toddler is hip carry.  However,  you can also carry smaller babies facing outward like a little kangaroo or they can lay completely in the sling and fall fast asleep (this was one of my favourite ways to carry my little one when she was just a baby).

A sling has been a life saver for me.  DD was a crier and only seemed to be happy when she was close by.  She had acid reflux which is very painful, and although being carried doesn’t make the pain go away, it really helps to be close to Mommy when not feeling well.  If you have a fussy baby put them in the Tot to Go sling and it will help both you and the child.  You will be able to keep your sanity and the baby will be glad to be close to you.

Tot to Go also sells modern nursing covers and fluffy baby quilts.  All the items are very reasonably priced, only $19.95 for a Nursing cover, $39.95 for a sling and $39.95  for a quilt.

Buy it: To purchase, visit Tot to Go online

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29 Dec

Reliable of Milwaukee – MUK LUKS (Winners Choice) – CLOSED

MUK LUKS style shoes are so popular right now, whether they are boots for the winter or just for wearing them around the house as slippers.  I hate having cold feet, I even wear socks to bed every night.  I find that if my feet (or nose) are cold, there is nothing I can do to warm up the rest of my body.

I recently received a pair of MUK LUKS from Reliable of Milwaukee for review.  They have a wide variety of MUK LUKS to choose from, both boots and slippers.  Tall, short, ballerina and booties in all different sorts of styles, plaid, pink, print and fur.  I choose a pair of Heart knit Toggle slippers for review.   These warm snugly booties keep my toes toasty warm as soon as I get home from work, until I go to bed.  The inside is made with fleece lining.  The bottoms are made with a non-slip rubber and have cute little prints of hearts.  I’m guessing that these could be worn outside, but I choose to keep them for indoor use only.  There is also a toggle strap that can be pulled along the calf to ensure that the top part of the boots stay up.

I received the boots in size 6 1/2 – 7 1/2.  I usually wear size 7, so the booties should fit perfect.  However, I do find that I could have gotten one size bigger, maybe 7 – 8, as my toes seem to touch the front of the boot.  Despite thinking I could use a bigger size, the slippers are still comfortable.  The insoles have a memory foam, which makes them nice and fluffy when walking.

There are an unlimited amount of choices of MUK LUKS style booties and slippers at Reliable of Milwaukee, if you are looking for this style of boot, you will definitely be able to find something you like.  Keeping your toes warm during the winter season is a must, so you may as well look good while keeping your tootsies warm.

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28 Dec

Better Mommy Fashions – $40 Gift Certificate – CLOSED

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It seems that once  you become a Mom, stilettos are no longer part of your vocabulary, and make up is left on the counter to collect dust.  Although I do try to make myself presentable when leaving the house, I know that I must look absolutely pathetic carrying around my purse, diaper bag, a toddler, a cup of cappuccino,,, then trying to fiddle finding my keys to get the car  door open.  It’s no wonder I am able to get anywhere on my own and remember everything.   Fashion usually goes out the door and multitasking takes it place.  Better Mommy Fashions helps Mommy’ stay fashionable while embracing their new mommy selves.

Better Mommy Fashions sent us a Baby Mel Amanda Diaper Bag in Black and White.  This diaper bag also doubles as a purse.  It looks more like a purse than a diaper bag, but has all the organizational compartments of a diaper bag.  The outside of the fashionable Mommy diaper bag has a few pockets that close with magnets, this is where I usually keep all my important Mommy things like my wallet and keys, so I know where they are at all times.  The inside of the bag, also has a few pockets for bottles, diapers, wipes and food.  The purse has a long adjustable strap so it can be used just over the shoulder or can be carried like a messenger bag.  The purse itself is also very light, so you can jam pack it full of baby and Mommy items and it wont be too heavy to carry around for the day.

Not only is the Baby Mel Amanda Diaper Bag functional, it also looks fantastic.  Like I mentioned before, it’s sometimes hard to look up to date with all the latest fashions when you have someone other than yourself to take care of.  But, with the diaper bag from Better Mommy Fashions, I always look good.  There is no need for me to carry around another purse, and everything that I need is right on hand and accessible.  All I need to take is my baby and the diaper bag (purse) and we are ready to shop, with an extra hand for the cappuccino.  This bag is great for daily outings, it’s so easy to just grab it and go.

Better Mommy Fashions has a great online store that carries hip nursing and maternity clothing, and cute nursing and maternity nightwear.  Just because you are now a Mom, doesn’t mean you have to wear the dreaded Mom Jeans, you can count on Better Mommy Fashions to keep you looking hot, in your new role as a Mom.

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28 Dec

Winners & Giveaways Ending January 1

Winners for: Glade – Holiday Gift BasketBePe Baby – $25 Gift CertificateMemories Wow – Memory Book ($125)Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie on DVDStonz – Booties (~$47)Little Diva Tutus – $25 Gift CertificateNifty Knees – Leggings & T-shirt or OnesieKidSafe Inc -My Baby’s own Deluxe Travel Chair (~$35)Cheeky UmbrellaApericots – $25 Gift CertificateSoft Star Shoes – $20 Gift Certificate

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Congratulations to all the winners!  Please respond to the email I sent you within 72 hours.

The following giveaways are ending January 1st, please make sure to get your entries in before the deadline.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

24 Dec

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you!!

Enjoy the Holidays and all the best for 2010!

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Thank you everyone for your support, I am so appreciative for all of you.   I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your families and friends.

Much Love,

Lynette & Family