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Nuby Fun Drinking Cups!

The girls in this house are growing up! So naturally it was time to get our hands on some big girl cups. Today modeling is Ms. Maddie - my BFF Aymee's daughter... Knowing I am a huge NUBY supporter - she asked me where to get some great, durable & kid sized cups. Well, naturally I found her the perfect ones...
"Nûby™ Fun Drinking Cups™ are bright, fun and durable enough to withstand the challenges of daily use. They are great for children who are just beginning to drink from an open cup because they are sized perfectly for smaller hands. They feature a fun design and are available in a variety of colors." I have personally watched these cups bounce off the table and floor with not a crack... practice makes perfect, right? Aymee is a busy busy mama and says her favorite part about them is that they are low maintenance... when they get dirty - you just toss em in the dishwasher. She also said she loves the embossing on the side as it provides a bit of grip to the sides to make them easier to hold.
Big thanks to Nuby for always offering us the perfect solution to our growing baby's needs.

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Nuby Sport Sipper! My Hero lovers new favorite.

I know I have told you before - about my love for the Nuby Sport Sipper... but Nuby just took it to a while new level for my little man, Zavery! He is hero obsessed... specifically Spiderman & Captain America... but of course a strong appreciation for Hulk, Bat Man, etc. etc. etc. So when I saw this new design to my favorite Nuby Sipper, I was sold... and so was he!
 I love how easy they are to clean... I just throw in the dishwasher and done... and the "straw" is nice and wide so its easy to get in there if it needs a little extra scrubbing. The cup features his two favorite colors - red & blue. And its printed with super hero kids... It is the "go to" cup of his now...  "The Nûby™ Sport Sipper is perfect for children on the go! It's sized just right for little hands to grip and is available in a variety of cute designs that make cup drinking more fun for your little one. It features an easy to use sports sipper straw that is durable enough for your child's newly formed sharp teeth. And because it's from Nûby™, you know that it has been engineered to prevent spills and reduces leaks."
  Available for sale on Amazon.
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ANOTHER awesome nuby teether!

So far, there isn't a single Nuby product that I haven't been thrilled with. Nuby has so many innovative and unique teethers that make this difficult baby stage much easier to manage.

"The CoolBite™ teether by Nûby™ provides a cool textured surface for baby to bite and teethe on during teething periods. The cool resilient surface soothes and stimulates sore gums safely. Engineered with raised offset surfaces that assist in the eruption of teeth by gently massaging infant’s gums. Colorful shapes are easy for baby to hold and sized for maximum effectiveness as a teether and soother. This Nûby™ teether, filled with pûrICE™ stays colder longer than water filled teethers."

One of my favorite trends among Nuby products is that almost all of them have a textured gripper on them. From spoons, to cups, to toys... in my opinion these provide both a textural stimulation for their fingers and mouth... as well as make it easy for them to hold on to. Rozzlyn absolutely loves her new toy :)

I love those tiny little fingers wrapped around the stem. Thanks Nuby for another amazing teether! Look forward to trying out more amazing products as time goes on!
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Try not to cry... Layla Grace...

In the past few days on Facebook I have seen the posts of Layla Grace just flying through the streams... If you dont know about Ms. Layla... here is a quick wrap up... but you should most definitely check out her website for the most info...

Layla Grace:

"Layla has a massive cancerous tumor (Stage 4 Neuroblastoma) in her abdomen. It extends from above her left kidney, around her side, over her belly and wraps around her aorta. In addition, the cancer is in her bone marrow.
Our sweet Layla went from normal happy and healthy to lethargic, in pain, and skin and bones in a matter of a week and a half."

Im all about donating any time I can... so I rushed to the site, found that magical paypal button... and sent some money to help. If you can do the same, PLEASE do... even $1 makes a difference. Anything sent goes towards her mountains of medical bills. Now, this is a sad story in itself... but what really got me was a blog her mom wrote... it hit home SO hard... here is a snapshot... click here to read the rest from her website. Oh, and try not to cry...

"Sleep, Valentines Day and Regrets
Towards the end of a pregnancy, a mother will wake up to go to the bathroom every few hours. I think this is the body’s way of preparing you for a newborn and the sleepless nights that come along with it. Layla now spends most of her days sleeping. 30-45 minutes after she wakes up, she is ready to lay down and sleep again. Is this God’s way of preparing me for all the quiet time that is coming soon? The house is quiet. I am able to go through the motions of laundry, dishes, cooking and picking up without interruptions. But I WANT interruptions. I WANT Layla to be under my feet asking for cookies. I WANT to hear her playing with her toys. I WANT to take 45 minutes to unload the dishwasher because she keeps trying to help. For every time I uttered the words “I just can’t get anything done with these kids under my feet all day” I am eternally regretful. The days that I looked forward to naptime so I could get a grocery list made, or finally fold all the piles of laundry…I regret those days too. If I could do it all again, I’d enjoy EVERY SINGLE WAKING MOMENT I had with her. I would never wish for her to sit still or take a nap or go to bed early. I would never look forward to the days when she could sit through an entire episode of Dora silently. I would treasure every second with her."

This post really got to me... with all the stress of the store... stress of packing... stress of moving... cooking, cleaning, paying bills, and the million other things that have taken a toll on the last month... zaq and i have been a little on edge. Yes, I count the minutes to nap time when i can get some work done uninterrupted... and bed time comes and its such a relief, an hour to lay with my husband, wind down, and talk about our day... and I can't even tell you how horrible that makes me feel. Of course I love my kids... and of course i would die if anything ever happened to them. And all the "free time", lack of stress & money in the world couldn't be traded for either one of them... but yes, sometimes its a hand full.  And like she said... "I am eternally regretful" for all the days I have wished for a little peace & quiet...  
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A Sad little Sunday Something... Sharing...

There are a million things that sometimes suck about being a mom... right? I think we can all agree... the fighting, the yelling... the cooking... the cleaning... the working... and after all of that, at the end of the day they all still need more... kids & husband alike... But, there are a million things that are great about being a mom... The love of your kids... feeling that love in someone else... and KNOWING they feel the same... that feeling of being needed and wanted... growing a child... teaching them new things and watching their little wheels turn... and seeing that excitement when they learn something new... and today... today was an all new experience. Zaq was home watching the football game & I had some errands to run... were down to just one car now so when I have an opportunity I have to take it. So I loaded up the boys... and off we went. First to the post office... Zave fussed the whole way there... and back into the car... zave fussed some more... and some more... he was on a roll for the fussiness. Izzaq was being great... its amazing how this little baby has turned into a 3 year old walking talking little man... he has so much personality... i love it.... we were having a nice little talk about the big mountains and the hot sun when we rolled up to a stop light... Now, Sun City *where the post office is* Is a retirement community. Filled with all sorts of sweet old men and women just living it up in Cali. Except for one man... At the corner of this stop light was a sad old man. My eyes filled with tears, he looked exactly like my Grandpa Brown *who passed away when I was 13 and miss dearly.* Skin tanned from the sun... wrinkly from age... with big 'ol apple cheek bones.. a scruffy salt & pepper beard... bushy eye brows and loving brown eyes. Its amazing the details that you can pick up in an instance. I swear... they were so alike that It could have been him. I guess if you believe in that sort of thing... maybe it was. He was wearing an army jacket & pants... holding a sign that said "Every Little Bit Helps." I looked back at Izzaq & said... Izzaq, see this man? He doesn't have a house. And he is hungry, so were gunna share our money with him. *im choking up just typing, geesh* So Izzaq said ok mama... lets share. So I pull up to him... roll down the window... grab a HUGE handfull of change from the car... and izzaq yells from the backseat... "HI! We gunna share my moneys with you to eat!" and he reached across the car and held out his hand... with a big smile on his face..."Bless ya Girl, Thank you" I smiled. Looked back at izzaq and fought back tears. I have NO idea why this hit me so hard... maybe because he reminded me so much of my grandpa... maybe because im just an emotional girl today... or maybe because IzzaQ is growing up... I dunno. I always try to help anyone out when I can... I donate money when I can... I donate product when I can... I donate clothes and toys to shelters... and if I have change... i give it... but this was different. It was the most rewarding moment as a mother that I have had yet... in that 30 seconds sitting at that stop light I taught a lesson to my son... Share... not just your toys when you playing... but everything... if you have enough, give to someone else... and in those 30 seconds... i realized I really have a chance to help change the world... Its more than just an opportunity to "Pay it Forward"... more than good Karma... Our world is a crazy messed up place... and i face it with my irrational fears every day. And us moms & dads really can make a difference. It doesnt matter if your black or white... a hippie or a punk... a christian or an atheist... if we all took the time to teach these simple morals and values the world would be a better place... we have the opportunity to help grow one more selfless caring and sharing person to make a difference... Thats enough rambling for my day off of blogging... I just wanted to share that with you... it was very emotional for me... I ljust want to leave you with one more thought... What did you teach your child/children today? What do you do as a mom (or dad), to instill good values in your children?
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