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Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens….Bright Copper Kettles And Warm Woolen Mittens.  Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String…..THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS” I sing this song to the kids every. single. night.  Which means I typically have a major ear worm every single morning.  When this happens I constantly search my brain for new song lyrics to make this one go away.  Does that ever happen to you? I digress.  Check out some of my actual favorite things I found this month (Sound of Music soundtrack – you did not make the cut.)

This is my new favorite place to shop.  Mainly because they offer clothes for “cool moms, not regular moms.”  I had the pleasure of attending their Trendsend event last month.  They will curate a box of clothes just for you.  You know the drill – keep what you like, send back what you don’t (psst – the styles are way better than StitchFix if you ask me.)  I bought the glasses and necklace pictured here as well as a badass Aerosmith raglan tee that I currently live in.  God I love shopping with champagne.  I digress.  The best part about Evereve stores?  They turn one of the larger dressing rooms into a mini play room complete with crayons for drawing all over the mirrors and graham cracker snacks to keep little ones busy.
I wear my sunglasses at night…

Safety Tat
I try not to get too crazy about this, but sometimes when we are in a large group of people I feel like I can’t relax at all, especially because my 2 year old loves to dash and hide.  Enter Safety Tat’s – a temporary safety child ID tattoo customized with a phone number.  They become a highly visible form of identification that stay in place even when wet.  I also plan on using these on my 5 year old when I drop her off at new camps this summer.
She wanna answer the phone, tattoo her arm, that’s when I gotta send her back to her mom.”

Erzo Vitamin Biscuits
I’m not pregnant so I let my ‘with-child’ friend handle this one.  Her take:
If you crave something sweet (or semi-sweet) in the morning, then these biscuit like cookies are probably a good bet for you. I wish I could blame this craving on the pregnancy, but alas, it’s really just how I wake up on the daily. If you gag at the amount of pills you have to take in a day, or even gag at the site of a ginormous prenatal pill (even before actually gagging on it while throwing it back with some water) then these “biscuit” cookies are for you. Do you sometimes forget to take your pills, because you’re late for work, or because your toddler purposefully peed on the dog for fun, and now you can’t think straight? These “biscuit” cookies are for you. If you’re a calorie counter and you research how many calories you should be inhaling pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and post pregnancy, then these are not for you. But let’s put this into perspective. Is there any other time in our female lives when we DON’T have to obsess over our weight? Probably not. So just indulge while you have an excuse.  150-200 calories for every three biscuits probably won’t break your scale. The ginger cookies were very mildly flavored (surprisingly) and the apple cinnamon had an enjoyable flavor too- just enough to leave you satisfied, but strangely looking for the box to see if it’s possible to OD on prenatal vitamins. Overall, two (swollen) thumbs up.  “All the single pregnant ladies! All the single pregnant ladies….” 


The Grow & Go EX Air Carseat
Stop the bus.  Safety 1st experts have been busy working on a solution to keep kids rear facing (research shows keeping kids rear facing as long as possible is best practice) and have just introduced the new Grow and Go EX Air 3 in 1.  This seat now includes EXTENDED rear-facing up to 50 lbs! The carseat can go from 5-100 lbs, so it’s truly the only one you will ever need.  Want one? So do I!  We’ll be giving some away in April, stay tuned.
So put me on a highway…show me a sign…and take it to the limit, one more time.

Goodnight, Unicorn
Have you ever read a book over and over again so much that you could do it with your eyes closed (and probably do)?  I feel this way about Goodnight, Moon.  I have other feelings about Goodnight, Moon too – like where does the red balloon go? Why is there an uneaten bowl of mush by a hair comb? And is the mouse that is on every page but barely mentioned trying to tell us something? But I digress.  You can often find parodies of popular children’s books that switch things up a bit and keep things interesting for both of you.  I thought this one was really fun: 

Let it Be. Let it Be. Let it Beeee. Let it Be.
Womanizer. Womanizer. Womanizer. You, You, You are A…
My hump. My hump. My hump my hump my hump.”
Roxanne. Put on the red light.  Roxanne. Put on the red light. Roxanne. Put on the red light.”

Thump (head hits desk.)


Hey Boston, 2 more things!

I had a dream that I was laughing alongside other moms at a hilarious live comedy show, then I was handed a drink and a plate of delicious food, then I met an awesome mom and we went to get a spa service. Wait that wasn’t a dream…that will be me on 5/5 when I join Mommybites Boston at The Ultimate Moms’ Night Out as the keynote speaker! Do you have your tickets yet? http://bit.ly/UMNO2016  Use code MIM16 for $5 off your ticket price. 


I’ve been scouting local favorites for Stroller Traffic, Boston.  Check out some of my features and make sure to send me anything cool, local, and new for the under 3 crowd!

It’s All About A Calm Baby  


These Should Last

(Photo by Benjamin B. Morris ©2015)


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