Protect Your Grandchildren (or children) at Home

Protect Your Grandchildren (or children) at Home

You all know I simply adore my twin granddaughters – they are now just a little over a year old. I want to make sure that as a grandma, well ok my grandma name is Ga-Ga, that the girls will be safe when they are in my home. With every generation things change in a variety of ways so I have to keep up now with the new changes in child safety even tho I’m not a new parent. However, I also have to balance what I read in those articles for parents of children and what Caitlan (the twins … Continue Reading →
Germs and Cooties and Coughs, Oh My! Twins Starting Daycare

Germs and Cooties and Coughs, Oh My! Twins Starting Daycare

You may remember that not too long ago we started the twins in daycare. I had no idea how many germs and cooties and coughs came along with that change! When my son was young I never used a daycare, I was always a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) and he never had very many colds, coughs, viral infections, etc. Now I know why! I do have to say though that I do not blame the daycare. We opted for Kindercare for the twins to start daycare. Yes, it is more expensive than other daycare centers but after checking the … Continue Reading →
39 Weeks is Best – Prematurity in Babies Infographic – Prematurity Awareness Month

39 Weeks is Best – Prematurity in Babies Infographic – Prematurity Awareness Month

As I mentioned the other day, November is Prematurity Awareness Month so this week’s infographic (source: March of Dimes) talks about this serious issue. My own son was premature at 34 weeks. The day he was born he had to be transported by ambulance from my hospital to Cardinal Glennon to their NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit). This was one of the best days – son being born – and one of the worst days – son not healthy. That many mixed emotions in one day is tough! Twenty-one years later my twin granddaughters were born prematurely at 32 weeks … Continue Reading →
Twins Eating Solid Food for First Time!

Twins Eating Solid Food for First Time!

Okay, I have to share another proud grandma moment. This week my twin granddaughters, Violet and Valerie, had their first solid foods – rice cereal! It was so fun being able to be here with them for this first and I love that we were also able to do a Facebook Live video so that our other family members could watch them as well. For those curious which twin is which, Valerie has the purple bib on and Violet has the turquoise bib on. No, they are not identical twins, but people still always ask who is who.   OMG! … Continue Reading →
Babies, Washing Hands More Often and Udderly Smooth Giveaway!

Babies, Washing Hands More Often and Udderly Smooth Giveaway!

So the twins are almost 5 months old now (can you believe it) and since they have been born I have found myself washing my hands so much more. Because of that I also find that my hands can get dried out more often. Udderly Smooth saves my hands and keeps them feeling soft and smooth even with all the hand washing I do these days. When we use traditional soaps to wash our hands it does remove dirt and other icky stuff, but it can also remove the natural oils in your skin. This is one of the reasons … Continue Reading →
Graco Buyer Beware – Click Connect and Classic Connect

Graco Buyer Beware – Click Connect and Classic Connect

A quick cautionary tale if you are planning on buying a Graco stroller and car seats for yourself or as a gift for someone. Graco has one collection of seats and strollers called “Classic Connect” and another called “Click Connect”. These are not interchangeable. I’m not sure why they would name the lines so similar though. Unless you are really familiar with the Graco products you probably would just remember “connect” and think they all go together. The twins mom had registered for several items, including Graco car seats and a double stroller. We both looked online at different ones … Continue Reading →
Baby Brezza Formula Pro – A game changer for anyone making baby bottles!

Baby Brezza Formula Pro – A game changer for anyone making baby bottles!

O-M-G! The Baby Brezza Formula Pro is a total game changer for anyone making baby bottles! This machine measures and mixes the powdered formula and water just the right temperature into a baby bottle in whatever amount you need and it does it in about 30 seconds! It is kind of like a Keurig coffee machine, but for babies instead! With the twins we go thru about 12-14 bottles a day! That’s a lot of bottles. Before we got the Baby Brezza Hubby was usually the one making the bottles. After dinner he would make sure they were washed and … Continue Reading →
Yes, I am here still!

Yes, I am here still!

Yikes! It has been over a week since I have posted anything here on the blog. I’m so sorry. I promise, I am here still. Life has just been a bit crazy though. Everyday I say I am setting aside this amount of time to blog and then something happens and I don’t do it. Ugh. I used to be able to stay up late to work, but now, with the twins, I’m exhausted by the time they get into bed usually and so I go to bed too. Morning may be my new go to time that I have … Continue Reading →
Save Big on Pampers Diapers with Coupon!

Save Big on Pampers Diapers with Coupon!

Well now that I am caring for my twin granddaughters full-time I will be starting to buy diapers on a regular basis. Even the girls are excited about this Pampers coupon (disclosure: I am being compensated for sharing this information with you). At the baby shower we received tons of diapers of all different brands, I have to admit I haven’t cared for many of the off brands but I always love the Pampers diapers for the twins. I plan on stocking up with this coupon for Pampers! Pampers Coupon Details Coupon will be available in your Sunday paper this … Continue Reading →