Monday, May 31, 2010

Kidopotomus Tiny Diner Placemat

I was at a birthday party when my friend tossed me the Kidopotomus Tiny Diner and told me I should review it.  I didn't really get it at first, this rolled up piece of silicone* was supposed to help me how?  Upon closer investigation, I started to see the potential.  The placemat spreads out in front of your child and is firmly secured in place with a number of small suction cups (which work great without any wetting).  There is also a scoop that sits just over the edge of the table to catch food.  Surprisingly, both of these features work, quite well in fact.

When eating out, there is a clear relationship between the amount of tip we leave and the amount of mess the boy leaves under the table.  So I was pleasantly surprised when I saw very little mess under the the boys chair the the first time we tested out the TinyDiner.  The pieces he intentionally dropped were obviously on the ground, but the pieces that slip off the table or fall out of the his hands or mouth, most of those were caught in the scoop.

The TinyDiner is easy to clean (my friend even throws hers in the top rack of the dishwasher) and is lead, PVC, BPA, Phalate and latex free.  It's easy to take with you; it rolls up and fits into the scoop leaving you with a tube slightly larger than a paper towel roll that's easy to pop into the diaper bags.  The fold-out flap design also means that extra bits of food are safely folded and rolled into the tube until you get home to clean up.

I really like that I get to take the mess with me, rather than leaving smeared and squished food for the restaurant staff to cleanup. It also gives me some security about the cleanliness of what we're eating off of; Iin particular, I'm thinking of eating in a park or some sort of public space such as a mall food fair.

The first time we tried out the TinyDiner, we had three babies and three Momma's and the TinyDiner worked great for everyone.  For under $15 the TinyDiner is great product for eating on the go; its small, compact, easy to use and easy to clean.  I have no complaints and rate it a 5/5!
*I think the mat is made with silicone, but the packaging is long gone and the website doesn't specify.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Guest Post: DIY Fruit Based Facial Mask Recipes

I'm very excited to share my first guest post with you all. Tara V. from Go Green Street has provided some great DIY Fruit Based Facial Mask Recipes.  What's great about these is that you probably already have all the ingredients at home, and it will save you space in your medicine cabinet since you can make these recipes fresh whenever you need them.  I can't wait to try them out and I want to hear all about your experience if you try them out too!

Without further adieu, read on for Tara's DIY Fruit Based Facial Mask Recipes.  Once again, Thanks Tara!

With summer here and the heat in full swing in most areas around the world, there is no better way to relax and cleanse the face than with a facial. As women we all want and need some pampering, but heading to the spa daily is just not an option. Many of the famous facial masks available in high-end spas and salons can be created at home for just a few dollars without harsh chemicals.  Here are a few of my favorite Do-It-Yourself facial mask recipes for summer.

Milk and Apricot Facial Mask

If your suffering from dried out skin, a facial mask with Apricot may be just the answer! Apricot is known for large amounts of vitamin A and its high mineral content. Apricot masks are great for people who suffer with eczema, sun-burn and itching of the skin. Revitalize and moisturizing your skin with the Milk and Apricot facial mask recipe.


  • 1/2 cup of dried apricots; chopped
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of dry milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey


Combine apricots, warm water, milk powder and honey in a blender. Puree in until
smooth; if the honey is runny, add an additional tablespoon of honey. If a
blender is not available, combine ingredients into a bowl and mash together and
stir vigorously until a smooth texture is achieved.

Apply to the face like a mask and leave on for 20 minutes. The mask can be removed with warm water.

Honey and Peach Mask Skin Glow Recipe

If your skin feels dried out, looks dull or you just need a moisturizing lift, this facial mask works well. Honey antioxidant properties help fights against skin damage and  anti-microbial properties known to treat minor irritations and sun burns.

  • 1 medium peach
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. yogurt


Boil the peach until it is very tender or you can poke it with a fork with ease. When soft, mash up and mix in honey and yogurt until everything is mixed well.

Apply to the face like a mask and leave on for 20-25 minutes. The mask can be removed with warm water and pat face dry.

Guest Bio: Tara V. publishes, a light green living blog dedicated to offering tips on eco-conscious and natural living. Mother of five beautiful kidlets, ages 8 months to 12 years, Tara loves all things eco-chic, vintage and natural. She considers herself “light green” among the shades of being green and enjoys organic coffee to keep her going. Visit today for more tips on going green!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Milestones: walking

The boy is walking.  Not wobbling, walking.  He waited 14 months, but now that he's walking, he's all over it.  I remember his friend walking at 11 months, every step looked like a disaster waiting to happen.  Apparently with a couple extra months under his belt to steady himself, the boy was all over it.  My sister-in-law tells me that he walked my nephews all the way to school this week; granted its only a 5 minute trip, but still.

It's amazing how much older standing upright makes him seem.  Last week he was moving pretty quick, but I could still convince myself that he was a baby.  Now calling him, "my baby" just seems unrealistic.  He is a toddler now, my little boy is so big and independent.

I know its just one of many milestones that we will share together; even though I know there are so many more to come, I try to treasure each one as if it is the first.  Sometimes I wish that life could slow down, but I fear that wasting too much time savouring moments of the past, puts me at risk of missing the present.

That doesn't change the fact that I have moments, twinges even, when I'm sad that the boy doesn't need me in quite the same way anymore.  I know he will always need me, I know that how he needs me will naturally evolve over time and I know that when he needed me for everything it was tiring, frustrating and difficult, but I can't help myself. I still have moments where I miss being his everything.

Do you?

Monday, May 24, 2010

POM Wonderful Review & Giveaway

Aside from my daily caffeine fix, the majority of my fluid intake consists of water.  Before the boy, I was adamant that cold water and hot water were both acceptable for drinking, however room temperature water has always left a funny taste in my mouth.  Amazing how having a baby can change even the simplest things.  Nowadays, water is water and I drink it regardless of the temperature.

I don't mean to imply I ONLY drink water; I try and limit my coffee to only one caffeinated cup a day and occasionally enjoy a glass of ginger ale or juice.  When it comes to juice, I will admit to being a bit of a snob.  I love apple juice, particularly the fresh pressed type, but can't stand apple cocktail or really any juice that is more sugar than fruit.
When POM Wonderful offered to send me samples of their 100% Pomegranate Juice to review, I was more than willing to give it a try; Pomegranates were always one of my favourite fruits to eat.  A special treat, something you only had on occasion and when you did you had to work for those juicy pockets of fruit.

POM Wonderful is the only brand of Pomegranate juice guaranteed to contain 100% authentic pomegranates with no added sugar, preservatives, colours or fillers.  It is also the "only juice guaranteed to be made exclusively from the wonderful pomegranates...known for its unique combination of superior antioxidants, delicious taste and deep crimson color."
POM Wonderful
So, how does it taste?  I had the chance to try the 100% POM Wonderful, the POM Blueberry and the POM Mango.  As one would expect, the POM Mango was definitely the sweetest of the three.  The Mango flavour is mild, almost indetectable, except for the sweet smoothness that it brings to the juice.  I gave the boy some watered down POM Mango and he liked it as much as any juice, that is to say he drank about an ounce while it was new and exciting and then refused to drink anymore, instead opting for water.

I live in Blueberry heaven, the soils here are boggy and they grow great blueberries.  Probably the hubs and the boys' favourite fruit, blueberries are a close second to raspberries for me.  POM Blueberry is a great pairing of flavours, the sweetness of the blueberry balances the tartness of the pomegranate, while adding a depth of flavour similar to cranberry.  I think this would phenomenal in a Gluten-Free blueberry crumble, mmm.  POM Blueberry is definitley my first choice of the three POM Wonderful juices I sampled.

Overall, I enjoy things that are naturally flavoured, and I like things that are a little bit tart.  I love cranberry juice, grapefruit juice and the crisp bite of a granny smith apple.  But to be honest, I found the 100% POM Wonderful to be a little bit tart for my liking.  It does however, fully capture the taste of a Pomegranate.  I think I'm just used to tiny little pomegranate flavour explosions.  100% POM Wonderful was still enjoyable, but given the plethora of POM Wonderful flavours available, I doubt that I would buy the 100% POM.

At close to $5 for 473ml, the price feels a little steep, but the price is comprable to a smoothie drink such as Happy Planet (mmm so good) and I found that I only wanted to drink about 2ounces at a time, so the bottle has lasted quite a long time.  A tasty, healthy juice in a variety of flavours, I would definitley buy POM Wonderful as a treat on occasion.

Want to try some out for yourself?  Let me know what flavour you'd like to try and you could win a coupon for a free bottle of POM Wonderful.

Enter To Win:
One Coupon for a 473ml bottle of
POM Wonderful
in the flavour of your choice 

Just visit the POM Wonderful website,
take a look around and tell us what flavour you would like to try!

Giveaway closes Sunday May 30 at 8pm.  Winner will be determined by a random number generator. Winner will be notified via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new name will be drawn and contacted.  Please ensure you leave your email if it is not accessible in your profile or I won't be able to notify you if you win!

Contest is now closed.
Congrats to Julie the Winner of this Giveaway!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

When's a good time for gluten?


As I have mentioned a few times, I am on a gluten-free diet.  This means that I do not eat any products derived from wheat, rye, barley, semolina and many other grains.  Gluten is a combination of two proteins found in these grains, which provides the elasticity, leavening and chewiness of these products.  

In truth gluten is what makes baked goods so soft and yummy.  I would miss it, except that it makes me feel so sick.  I get a very upset stomach and cramps not to mention frequent, urgent trips to the bathroom to rid my body of the stuff.  The longer I am gluten-free (GF) and the more people I talk to about being gluten-free, the more obvious it becomes that so many people are negatively affected by Gluten.  Almost everyone knows someone who can't eat gluten.  Seriously, ask a couple people, I bet they will know a cousin or a friend of a friend, someone who's gluten-free.

May is Celiac Awareness Month and so it seemed a fitting time to talk about living gluten-free.  Personally, I consider myself Gluten- intolerant, no tests have indicated that I have Celiac's but I had the test after eating gluten-free for over a year; which is known to result in false negative results.  Regardless, when I eat gluten-free I feel good and when I eat contaminated food or cheat (which I truly never do) I feel very sick and crampy and run to the bathroom.  That's truth enough for me that gluten and my body don't mix.

The boy is 14 months old, and I still haven't given him gluten.  Well, not intentionally at least.  Despite my caution, I'm fairly certain he has had some exposure between traveling to Asia and spending time with his grandparents (they like to  feed him food other than what I pack).  I think the time is drawing near that I have to try him on gluten, but I wanted to wait until he wasn't sick. Or wasn't teething.  Or wasn't having surgery.  There's always something I guess.

I'm not so sure why I'm so intimidated about feeding him gluten, if he has a reaction its no real sweat off my back, we already eat gluten-free.  Maybe its because I know how awful gluten makes me feel, although I'm in tune with the boy, I worry that I may miss the signs that he is suffering.  I doubt it.  But I still worry.

I remember reading an article that stated when first introducing gluten to a child with a family history of Celiac's it was important to keep the quantities small for the first few introductions.  I think I might try some of those Gerber puffs, wheat is in the middle of the ingredient list and it will be easy to limit the boy's consumption.  I'll keep you posted and let you know how it goes.

Gluten-Free Momma's
I have some questions and I appreciate any advice or feedback you can provide on the topic!
  1. Do your children eat gluten?
  2. What was the first gluten-containing food you fed your child?
  3. How old was your child when you first fed them gluten?  

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

D-List Blog Party & Totseat Giveaway!

Hello and welcome, thanks for stopping by for my D-List Blog Party. I'm very excited to have the chance to meet other D-List Bloggers out there; a party is truly a great way to meet and support each other while growing our network. I will definitely do my best to stop by and visit your party, so be sure and leave a comment so I can find you.

 But I digress, let me introduce myself.  I am happily married to "the hubs", our son, "the boy" was born on St. Patrick's Day 2009, which makes him 14 months this week.  We live in a townhouse with our two cats and a 65 gallon fish tank.  I one day hope to have another baby, a dog and a house.  The hubs isn't so keen on the idea of another baby AND a dog, but I think in time it will all work out.
d-list blog party
I work full-time for my Provincial government (yep I live in Canada) in Environmental Services, which means my heart is always looking out for our planet.  I try and focus my product reviews on products that are gentle on the Earth, but I would be lying if I said everything in my house fit into that category, its just not feasible.  If you want to know more about me, I recommend reading 50 Things That Make Me Happy; if the things that make someone smile don't tell you something about them, I don't know what does.

Because this is a party, I think we need a little fun; this song/video always gets the boy's booty shaking...

I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by, and since I can't exactly give out party favours, I've decided to post a D-LIST BLOG PARTY GIVEAWAY!!  Special thanks to the Canadian Totseat Distributor for contributing this great party favour!!

When I first started this blog, I reviewed the Totseat; touted as the washable, squashable high chair, I was happy to report it lived up to its claims.  Read the full review here, but here's the Cole's notes: I rate the Totseat a 4.5/5.  It's easy to use, easy to wash, compact, easy to carry and of course cute.  You might need a receiving blanket to cover the chair underneath your baby or to prop him/her up, but that's just going to depend on the size and eating style of your little one.

Enter To Win:
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Giveaway closes Sunday May 30 at 8pm.  Winner will be determined by a random number generator. Winner will be notified via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new name will be drawn and contacted.  Please ensure you leave your email if it is not accessible in your profile or I won't be able to notify you if you win!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

The Safe Sippy 2 by Kid Basix

I reviewed the Safe Sippy by Kid Basix, back at the beginning of March and at that time I noticed that the Kid Basix website listed the Safe Sippy 2 as a product, though I had never seen it in stores before.

Safe Sippy

It turns out the Safe Sippy 2 (SS2) is slated for release in Canada late this summer and will be available at Zellers and Toys R Us/Babies R Us.  They are also available online at a few select retailers AND the Kid Basix website.  If you're interested in getting your own Safe Sippy or SS2, Kid Basix has been kind enough to provide me with a SS2 to review and a coupon code for 25% off your online purchase (coupon code is at the end of the post).

Since I have already reviewed the Safe Sippy and all of the basic features, this review will focus on those features that are unique to the SS2.  The Safe Sippy 2 is designed to save YOU money since it works like a traditional sippy cup or it can be used with a straw and when your child is ready, the handles are removable.  The idea is that when your big kid wants a big kid cup, you already have one at your fingertips.  If you already have a Safe Sippy, you can buy the Replacement Parts Pack for $3.99, which will outfit you with all the features of the SS2 while continuing to use your original bottle.
The SS2 (and replacement parts pack) has three new features; the Dust Cap, the Travel Plug and the Straw and Straw Adapter.  To be honest, I was surprised the original Safe Sippy didn't have a dust cap; most sippy cups have some sort of cap to ensure that diaper bag "gunk" doesn't make its way onto the spout.  The SS2 dust cap is very standard, though it does have notches in the side to aid in removal from the bottle.  I did find that if the spout was leaky (usually a result of a loose gasket or traveling with the straw spout installed) then the dust cap was leaky.  It really has no capability to contain spills, its simply intended to keep the mess off the spout.

The travel plug is great; although the traditional valve barely leaks, sometimes you just want to chuck the water bottle in a bag and not have to worry about leakage at all.  In those moments, the travel plug functions perfectly.  No water spilled all over dry clothes and diapers, the water stays where it's supposed to be, in the bottle.  My qualm with the travel plug?  It's small.  I'm pretty positive that I'm going to lose it; I haven't yet, but I have this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach that I'm going to leave it on a restaurant table or it will fall out of a pocket, never to be found again.  Additionally, using the travel plug means that you need to have the traditional valve (or the straw adapter) in the diaper bag, which also has the potential to be lost.

I was worried the boy might get confused by the straw and straw adapter, since he was used to using the Safe Sippy as a traditional sippy cup.  I need not have worried, he seems to have no trouble going back and forth between the two.  I haven't had any problems with the straw separating from the adapter and the boy seems to enjoy the ease of the straw option.  I will warn you however, if you are lazy like me, and you try to take your SS2 out with the straw attached, it WILL leak.  As a solution, I did find that you could leave the straw in the bottle and replace the straw adapter with the travel plug so that you don't have to tote the straw around in the diaper bag - you do of course have to bring the straw adapter with you.

I think that one of those "pacifier bags" that strap onto the diaper bag would potentially solve the problem of containing all the small pieces to ensure they don't get lost.  The boy never took to a pacifier, so I don't have one, but I suspect it would be perfect and would minimize any worries about lost parts, which is my main concern with the SS2.  If you try this out, let me know how it works.

Overall, I think the SS2 brings forth great features and functionality and if the replacement parts pack is purchased, it gives parents the option of continuing to use an item they already have (re-use is one of the three R's after all).  Despite the leaking I experienced (when I didn't use the travel plug as intended) and my concerns about lost parts, the Safe Sippy 2 is an innovative and useful product that you can feel good about using.  I rate it a 4.5/5!
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

50 Things That Make Me Happy

When I was in College I was in a program for Environmental Studies; this meant my classes and electives were all derived from a pre-determined list of courses.  The certainty I had in choosing my post-secondary direction was good in that I was able to accomplish a Diploma as well as a BSc with a major and a minor in only 5 years, but I also lost out on some of the "funner" electives that everyone else was taking.  Classes like Sociology and Psychology, just weren't available to me; sometimes I wish I had taken an extra semester and had the chance to explore some of those options.  In truth however, I'm fairly certain they wouldn't have changed my career path and would have just prolonged my post-secondary education, which I was more than FINISHED with at the end of my five years.

One elective I was forced to take was philosophy.  In theory it seemed like something I would like; this particular class was about expressing your opinion and owning that opinion.  In fact we got marks for wearing a nametag each day (to show you stood behind your comments) and for having a neatly organized duotang, which the teacher would spot check each week.  Ok the latter was just stupid, but its truly one of the only things I remember from the class.

Actually I think that aside from the nametags and duotangs, the only thing I remember is the "50 things that make you happy" assignment.  When giving us the assignment, the professor actually pulled this worn piece of paper from his wallet; his 50 things that made him happy.  It seemed a little stupid at the time, and it seemed like such a simple task, but 50 is a pretty big number and it took some thought to think up 50 things that truly made me happy.  And as much as I hated to admit it, when I was having a bad day, I could look at that list and it almost instantly made me smile.

I lost THAT list a long time ago, but I think its time for a new one.  I urge you all to consider making your own list, and if you blog, post it and link it back here, it is seriously amazing to have a smile in your back pocket. Try not to read back through, change and/or judge your list.  Just sit down, write out the list and post it (easier said than done I know).  Somehow that makes it more authentic; no self-judgment allowed.


50 Things That Make Me Happy
(in no particular order)
  1. The boy.
  2. The Hubs.
  3. Sunshine.
  4. My family.
  5. Big, authentic hugs.
  6. Doing something altruistic for others.
  7. The smell of rain in the forest.
  8. A beautiful moment, captured on film.
  9. Positive comments on my blog.
  10. Taking actions to benefit the environment.
  11. The boys' laughter.
  12. The boys' smiles.
  13. The boys' hugs and gooby kisses.
  14. When the hubs strokes my hair and kisses my forehead.
  15. Driving on the highway, on a sunny day, with the windows open and the music blaring.
  16. Working in the garden.
  17. A hot bath after a long day.
  18. Watching things grow.
  19. Cuddles from my cats.
  20. Catching the people that I love in moments of happiness.
  21. Listening to rain beating down on a tarp.
  22. Dipping my feet into water (lake/ocean).
  23. Eating food from street vendors.
  24. Cooking for other people.
  25. Watching people enjoy the food that I cook.
  26. Baking cookies.
  27. Curiosity in the boys' eyes.
  28. Watching children play.
  29. Being good at my job.
  30. Learning something new.
  31. Intimacy.
  32. Playing softball with good friends.
  33. Making a great play and getting the out (at softball).
  34. Getting a solid hit (in softball) and moving the runners around.
  35. Going for a walk.
  36. Being Canadian.
  37. Singing along to music when no one is listening.
  38. Being a mom.
  39. Being a daughter.
  40. Being a sister.
  41. Taking care of family - when they need it.
  42. Reading a good book.
  43. Being surrounded by nature.
  44. A good discussion with a friend I don't see near enough.
  45. My friends' and family's happiness.
  46. Observing authentic love.
  47. Finding a good sale on something I want.
  48. Being outside.
  49. Sharing my experiences with others.
  50. Creating something with my own hands.
What makes you happy?
I'd love to hear 5 things that make YOU happy!

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    until next time...

    I'm not sure why, but the last week has felt extremely busy.  This means I haven't particularly had time to blog, and that I have at least two half written posts that I would have liked to finish.  I'm going to be home from work for the next couple of days, so I'm hoping I might have some time, but even that's not a guarantee.

    I'll be home those few days as the boy is having some minor day surgery tomorrow; hopefully the recovery will be quick and all he will need is a little extra sleep, but time will tell.  Until next time, wish us luck.

    Also, congratulations to JULIE (comment #2) the winner of the Drool Bandana Giveaway - Julie you have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new name is drawn!

    Friday, May 7, 2010

    Mama Bargains - One hot deal at a time...

    Dear Mama Bargains,

    I HATE you.
    Ok, that's not entirely true, I LOVE you.
    Ok, that's not exactly true either; I HATE that I LOVE you.
    Now that's the truth.

    Amber :)

    With a slogan like "are YOU hooked yet?" I should have known better than to start shopping on Mama Bargains.  The truth is, I'm cheap and I have a hard time passing up a bargain, but not just any bargain (thank goodness) though I do seem particularly vulnerable to bargains as they pertain to the boy.  They barely require any justification in my mind (though perhaps they should), and if they are organic, sustainable or otherwise environmentally friendly I sometimes have to work very hard to refrain from clicking the "Add to Diaper Bag" button.

    Mama Bargains is a daily deal website that carries items aimed at children aged zero to ten and also occasionally carries items for the momma-to-be, all at a discount of 40-80% off the retail price.  What's unique about Mama Bargains is that they offer 2-10 bargains a day, whereas most daily deal sites only carry one.  The catch however, is that the deals are not offered on any sort of schedule, you just have to stop by the website and hope you're not too late for the newest deal.

    Are you starting to get a feel for my hate/love relationship with Mama Bargains?  Once I have Mama Bargains open in a tab, I have a hard time closing it, (unless the sale JUST started and I totally don't want the item) instead I just click over and hit refresh whenever I have a lull in whatever I'm doing.

    Fortunately, you can tell if the sale is relatively new because each item has a status bar that ranges from "Lots Left" to "Almost Gone" with a Pregnant Mama Stick Figure for its icon.  So cute & so clever.

    As a Canadian, the shipping fees are sometimes a bit steep and that's often a hindrance to my purchase; this is not Mama Bargains fault, its just a function of the size of the parcel and the logistics of internet shopping.  Warehouse pick-up is an option if you happen to live in the vicinty of Salt Lake City, and during checkout you can get an estimate of shipping before you have to enter ALL your information.  The latter is great if, like me, you bail when shipping is just a little too high.

    I am "hooked" on Mama Bargains (and a few other daily deal shopping sites), but I understand the perils of spending beyond your needs particularly when the overspending is the pursuit of material needs, so I buy a lot less than I look.  As I mentioned before, I have a soft spot for those items that are kind to mother earth, my recent purchases include: Pukies Soy & Organic Clothing ($49.93 before tax for 2 t-shirts, 2 pairs of shorts and one pair of pants for the boy) and Baby Star Organic Denim Jeans for $15.

    The jeans arrived this week; seriously they are so adorable.  The hubs wasn't all that impressed, but seriously how could I resist?

    All in all Mama Bargains is a great site, the checkout process is a breeze, they sell high quality products at a bargain price and they ship your items quickly.  I do wish that when they posted mutiple sizes and colours they could post one picture with multiple sizes/colours in a drop-down menu, it can be a little cumbersome scrolling through all the items looking for the boy items in the right size.

    I enjoy Mama Bargains and so long as I keep my spending in check (which seems to be going ok) I think its a great site. I rate it a 4.5/5.