Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mothering Repost

I got this in my weekly update email from and felt it so valuable that I wanted to repost it so more may read it. (And when you go to the CR article, read the comments following it, a good dose of common sense!!) recently featured a blog entry called “Five Products Not to Buy for Your Baby.” Among those five products are slings and cosleeping devices. The logic is astounding: accidents caused by irresponsible parenting, misuse of devices and, in a few cases, faulty products, have led to urge parents to avoid cosleeping as well as all slings.

Here at Mothering, we believe that babies are born to be worn. Check out Christine Gross-Loh’s “Hold Me Close: The Many Advantages to Wearing Your Baby” and “Babywearing Tips.”

When it comes to cosleeping, we quite possibly have the largest body of information available. Some of our favorite articles include James McKenna’s “Breastfeeding & Bedsharing Still Useful (and Important) after All These Years” and Tina Kimmel’s “How the Stats Really Stack Up: Cosleeping Is Twice As Safe.” When in doubt, simply stop by the Sleep section on

Friday, April 24, 2009

Just the Funny

Haha, okay, sorry for just comics, but they are so funny.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just Right Now

Just another random very early morning blog post. (Mind dump?)

  • Breaking news- the zoo opens today! Josh and I both have to work- me in the am, he in the pm, so I'm not sure if we're going to go. I may take Elsa this afternoon while he's at work, or may wait until tomorrow morning when we can all go together.
  • I'm drinking my instant coffee with Caribbean cinnamon creamer. It's the Caribbean that makes all the difference.
  • I'm busy reading self help books and crocheting lately. Books on finance and spirituality and parenting. I don't want to reveal the titles, less you try to steal my self-help kung fu.
  • I have to leave for work in a half hour.
  • We finally (and by we, I mean Josh and his dad) got Elsa's swing set gigantic thing set up yesterday. She loves it, I told her it was her own park. It has a slide and three swings. I can't wait until the weather turns nice for good and we can put some flower pots on it and maybe some pinwheels and wind chimes. Really decorate it up for her this summer.
  • I am out of coffee so I am just going to go now.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another Satisfied Customer

Look at that pure jellyfish satisfaction! ;-) I made an ultra deluxe jelly for my good friend's daughter's 1st birthday! It was a hit!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

It's Caturday, Again.

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HAHA! And in honor of caturday, a most excellent lolcat:
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Friday, April 10, 2009

A Baby Chicken

"Treat each customer like they are your best friend, grandmother, and a baby chicken all wrapped in one. Be yourself and joke around, but always be polite and don’t crush or eat them."

The most awesome quote I've read in a long time. From the interview with Allison Cecil of MonkeysAlwaysLook.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Better Late Than Never

I totally forgot to mention I was the Etsy Hooker of the Week!
Please check out the super nice blog post about me. Thanks to all my hooker friends!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Tattoo

Dragon1, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

Well, here it is! It actually wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but that's okay. It's my own fault for not stopping in midweek to check the art! lol I'm going back in a few weeks to get some more done on my other shoulder and in the middle of my back. Soo, hopefully by the end of April my back and shoulders will be completely done!!

Make Your Own Cat Toys

It's Caturday! Let's talk homemade cat toys!
Holly Tse is living proof that absolutely anyone can take their passion for crafting and turn it into a viable business with little money upfront. It doesn’t matter what you love to do, if you have creativity (which all crafters have in abundance), you can make anything work. She turned a love of playing with her cat and her passion for the environment into a book called, “Make Your Own Cat Toys: Saving the Planet One Cat Toy at a Time”. She created over 50 eco-friendly cat toy “recipes” and self-published the book by herself in her spare time. She used a low cost print-on-demand publisher, taught herself how to use the publishing software and visited Flickr for inspirational cat photos in order to illustrate 114 images for the book in a month.

The end result looks amazing and has received high compliments from a publishing industry professional who has worked on NY Times bestsellers. The book was also featured in The Daily Cat, an online weekly that is nationally syndicated to CBS, FOX and NBC websites.

What really inspires her is hearing how much people enjoy the book. It makes them smile, it gives them something enjoyable to do and they have fun bonding with their pets by playing with the toys they make. As well, she hopes to inspire others to be more eco-friendly and to show them that it’s fun to be green. You can save the environment and also save money too.

For less than the cost of a couple of fancy cat toys, you get 52 eco-friendly cat toy ideas that are fast, fun and easy to make. That’s a new toy each week for a year!
To create the toys, you creatively reuse stuff you have around the home such as packaging, old clothing, and crafting materials.
The book is cute, witty, and fun to read. It’s a great product for crafters who love cats, have friends with cats or are concerned about the environment.

If you would like more information, please feel free to visit her website for the book at: