This is something I never really thought about until tonight. My husband was going through the nighttime routine to put our daughter to bed for the night. She said goodnight with hugs and kisses to me and then dad brought her to the bathroom to brush her teeth. Next it was off to her room for a little reading, hugs and kisses and time to put the music box on. It really is an easy routine and all was going well shut off the light and found the nightlights bulb had blown out. As the room went pitch dark our daughter started wailing. Luckily we found another nightlight in the house that used the same bulb type and switched them out. Then, because her routine was skewed, it took another hour to get our daughter to sleep. So moms and dads...don't forget to have a back-up for the ole nightlight! I know I will be running to the store tomorrow to make sure we are covered!!!

Shopping Cart and Highchair Covers

These things are the best! When I was pregnant I saw someone in Target pushing a shopping cart with the most adorable cover. The mom was kind enough to tell me all about them and where she had purchased hers. I have to tell you...these things are awesome! You can find them in the baby stores but I bought mine online at . We splurged on the super soft one and love it! I thought it would be a bit more plush than it is but I have no complaints. It fits most shopping carts to a tee and we also use it for highchairs when we go out to eat. If you are pregnant or already have a baby and haven't added this to your list of must-haves you better do it now! Or if someone you know is having a baby it's the perfect baby shower gift!

Way Too Quiet!

Have you noticed that when your little one is way too quiet it usually means trouble?! Recently I was checking my emails and noticed that my little girl was way too quiet. I decided to check on her and low and behold...trouble was found! In the three minutes she was left to explore she had found the toilet bowl and roll of toilet paper. The lid was lifted and she was playing in the bowl of water. There were wet wads of tissue all over the bathroom. I don't know if there was anything else dumped in the bowl as it was filled with paper and I wasn't about to dig in and find out. So I I am thankful she has not learned how to flush yet. I can only imagine what she would flush the next time she has three minutes to discover!

Ice Cream Cones Rock!

Building on my previous blog about trying to get my toddler to eat I found a new use for ice cream cones today. It started when my husband made eggs for breakfast. Once breakfast was ready he put our little girl in her high chair. Have you ever heard a child protest? Well, multiply that by ten and that's what we had on our hands. I wonder if it's time to get a booster chair for her?! What do you think? Your comments and feedback are appreciated. Anyways, dad ate all of the eggs while I tried to find something for our little one to eat on the run. Wow, she is getting spoiled but I'm hoping this is just a phase. I will be working on getting her to sit down to eat all of her meals again. But for now our main concern is getting her to eat. So, back to breakfast. I've read several recipes how you can bake cupcakes in ice cream cones and how much kids love them served this way so I decided to try muffins....blueberry muffins to be exact. I mixed a blueberry muffin mix by the package directions, mixed in a few fresh blueberries and poured the batter into ice cream cones, wrapped the cone part in foil and baked them upright. They came out GREAT and were a huge hit with our daughter. She ate it upside down from the pointy side first but she did eat it...and with a smile! YAY! Now, what will I make for lunch? Hmmnnnn....shall we go through the high chair battle again or shall I find something lunch like to serve in the leftover cones? Any suggestions???

Toddlers and Eating

Maybe this should be titled toddlers and not eating. I don't know about the rest of the toddlers in the world but my little one just doesn't eat much these days. She is so very interested in everything else around her she does not want to sit still for even a minute. My solution which probably is starting the worst habits is to give her a sippy cup while changing her. Afterall she has to stay somewhat still for a diaper change. And as she runs around all day I try to give her nutritional things that she can eat while on the run.


Hi! I'm a stay at home mom. I decided to start this blog to give us every day moms (and dads) a place to share useful information. Our daily lives as parents are usually pretty hectic so let's try to bring more sanity into our lives. Whether it relieves stress with laughter or helps find solutions to parenting dilemmas this blog is meant to add a good element to your every day life as a parent. Anyways...I hope you enjoy my blogs and join in on the fun.