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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baby Products and Medieval Fantasy Series?

I have been MIA and I blame it on the babies.  I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted -- the shame...
This post is going to be a smorgasbord of random things that have been on my radar lately -- some parenting related, some pop.  Enjoy!

1.  Bamboobies.  Yep, you read that right...bamboobies are reusable breast pads for nursing mamas.  These things are the real thing -- environmentally friendly (reusable and eco friendly), leak proof and very comfortable.  I know all of this because I purchased some and have been testing them out.  Another plus is that bamboobies were invented and are produced by a small mom-founded company.  Support other moms!  I give them a thumbs up for customer service too -- the product was shipped same day and when I one of the pads went missing, they replaced it for free!!!!  I mean, if you want something done, ask a MOM!  http://www.buybamboobies.com/

2.  Game of Thrones -- This is a series on HBO that I just finished watching.  The first season has wrapped and the second season is in production.  I found it On Demand one day while I was nursing Henry and decided to give it a whirl.  I was immediately sucked in...it has been called "the Sopranos of middle earth," and it definitely lives up to its reputation.  My husband got sucked in too and I became a little obsessed -- googling the actors, etc. The series is based on the book "Game of Thrones" which is the first in a fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin.  I must admit the HBO series is a little intense -- the violence and nudity can get a bit gratuitous -- but it is sooo good.  The characters are awesome and there are about a million different story lines going at once.  Not child friendly, so watch after bedtime!

3.   Bethenny Ever After is BACK!  At 7:30 am this morning I watched the first episode of this season and I was not disappointed.  Her brand is blowing up (I can't wait to try SkinnyGirl Sangria), she is freakishly busy and she and Jason bought an apartment -- an amazing apartment.  They are also "talking" about baby #2...although it was revealed this week (separately, not on the show) that Bethenny did have a miscarriage with a second pregnancy.  I cannot wait for the rest of this season as I LOVE her and find her honest and hilarious!

4.  The Daycare vs Nanny Debate -- The good news is that we are in the process of buying a house after selling ours this summer, not finding a new one and moving into an apartment for the fall/winter.  We are very excited and looking forward to the new adventure (which has me obsessed with Pinterest looking at design ideas).  The not so awesome news is that it is farther away from my work and I am ramping up my schedule to 40 hours a week from 30 hours, so we are considering whether a nanny would be a better option than daycare.
Pros - timesaver since we wouldn't have to get the kids out the door in the morning, they would be at their own house which means better naps, more control over schedules and activities, and I could probably get the nanny to do the kid's laundry.
Cons - Cam loves the socialization at daycare, a nanny is more expensive, the trust issue, not much flexibility whereas now I can drop them off at daycare any day of the week.

Well, we'll see what happens when we move and what we want to do but we are definitely researching all options.

I promise to post again soon.  In the meantime, here is a "Brotherly Love" picture!