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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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Mama Loves..............

Some etsy favorites that I would just LOVE to get into after baby :)
Click the picture to follow the links to etsy.

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Swinger Sunday - "The Mommy Thing"

Welcome Brooke - from Brooke Van Gory to the stage... i love Brookie... and im sure you all do/will too.. 

Most days, I wake up in the morning, and want to shove the blankets over my face, and go back to sleep. But I drag my butt out of bed, and get to doing what I do. Which is be a mommy. Now here is the kicker. I have some friends that are mommies, and they have kids no older then 3, and they cannot for the life of themselves understand why I have such a tough time on a day to day basis.

Well, here goes the gist of it. With a baby, you get 12 hours of sleep out of them after they start sleeping through the night. OK, I have that, Gory is almost 1, so that is doable. And I work from home, so that would allow for me to have time after 8pm to work, and I could work during nap time, and life would be dandy! But Evan, on the other hand, well, now that is a whole other different story. I wake up at 6am to get Gory out of bed, then wake up Evan to get him ready for school, I feel Gory a bottle, while making sure all Evan's homework is in his backpack, drive him to school, and come back real quick to feed Gory breakfast. At 2pm, I load Gory BACK into the car (nap be damned at this point) to pick Evan UP from school. Get home to start his homework (did I forget to mention that Evan is special needs, and ADD, and it sometimes takes up to 2 hours a night for homework!??!) make dinner, and then try to clean up a bit. And now that Evan is almost 10, his bedtime is 9:00. So that is hard, It is hard finding time to balance a school aged tween with an infant. It is hard for Evan to understand that Gory sometimes needs things, and I need to help him, and put Evan on the back burner for a minute. It is harder then I ever imagined. But you know what?
I have the best 2 sons I anyone could ever wish for. Evan is the most caring brother to Gory, and having him be older, makes him respect Gory even more, and he is patient to a fault. Gory loves Evan, and calls for him each morning to come see him in his room. The bone between them is magical, and on the days when I feel like I am about to lose it, it is the love of these two brothers that makes me realize that I am doing this mommy thing right.

Keep Rockin' mama... we talk daily... we rant daily... sometimes we laugh, sometimes yell... sometimes wanna cry... but your right... were working our asses off and doing this mommy thing right... 
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A Sad little Sunday Something...

Sad mama...
hubby is gone for the weekend... I just had WAY too much work to do... and with crabby babies, decided to stay home. I have bouncing back and forth between babies & the sewing machine for 24 hours... got about 4-5 hours of sleep, MAYBE... And just wanted to take a little time out to blog. While I brewed yet ANOTHER pot of coffee in 24 hours...

Ya know - I may be an anxious, overwhelmed spaz 90% of the time... Trying to jugging my growing store... a clean house... happy children... and a... well, um... lets say a satisfied husband... It doesn't leave much time for happy & relaxed reflectionBut the other 10%... like this last hour... I can still sit back and realize im a very lucky girl. The boys took a crappy nap... but today I didn't care...I went up there... snuggled with Zave... we giggled... pretended to sleep & snore and then... pop up & *RAWR* and scare IzzaQ... it was fun... I got sweet texts from ZaQ... saying he missed me and hoped my day was going well... Can you believe after 4 years we still miss eachother? My ADD brain jsut flashed to the movie Super Bad...
*Evan's Mom (Stacy Edwards): "You gonna miss each other?"
*Evan: "No. Miss each other? No, thank you. I don't-- I don't miss each other."
*Seth: "Yeah, I'm gonna cry myself to sleep everynight."
*Evan: "Me too."
I Knocked out some orders & the LIttle Peanut Boutique bunch as well... etc. etc. etc. overall a good day... and its not over. But it was mainly good for one reason... because I let it... Sometimes it is SO hard just to let yourself have a good day... I know it sounds silly... but usually its the stupidest things that can ruin it for me... Pizza on my carpet... Ants in my garage... bad naps... fighting kids... and after all that... all it takes is one comment from zaq... spoken in the wrong tone to make my head spin... and then after HIS long day, he will come home and im just a bitch... he didnt ask for it... and he didn't do it... Its not like he called Izzaq and said, "hey dude... be sure to mess with your mom today... its not like she does anything around here," lol *at least I hope he's not!!* So yeah, my point is... i gotta learn to roll with it better... shit happens... and you just gotta get over it. Cuz lets face it, it could totally be worse... Which brings me to the inspiration of this post... A article I came across today on twitter... It is me 100%... over caffinated... over anxious... and over-bitchy, lol
*sometimes... not always i promise... but mostly...*


"His jacket and backpack are so dirty he looks like a homeless person," my husband said to me on the phone after dropping my son off for the school bus this morning.

Then I hung up on him.

I'd just sucked down the last sip of my daily double breakfast cappuccino (you know, for the calcium) and was perhaps a little prickly. Mommy needs some inspiration to wake up lately and I'm finding espresso beans are exactly the right bait to lure me out of bed with a smile on my face. Not without it's price though, like I said, caffeine makes me a little "sensitive," a little trigger happy with the feelings of persecution and rage. Not necessarily in that order.

My husband claims he didn't mean his observations about our ragamuffin as a criticism, but that's how I heard it.

Sure, my ego was swollen and tender from caffeine and warm milk, but isn't it the mother's job to make sure her child looks cared for by keeping him and his stuff clean? Given that, and I do take that as a given, the question is how do I do all that requires and work and make sure all the teachers get cards for their birthdays, and do volunteer work at my son's school, and remember to feed the bunny, not to mention clean his cage?

Am I whining? I hate whining. I hate when people like me who have enough money to put food on the table and keep the heat on and have two healthy children and a spouse they still occasionally find attractive and for some even more perplexing reason still finds them attractive starts complaining about volunteer work or thank you notes. Just. Shut. Up.

I'm getting cranky a little cranky. Latte anyone?"

Quoted from: http://www.momlogic.com/2009/01/coffee_high.php#ixzz0UKYn34NY

That last paragraph is the best... if you skimmed, go back and reread the last part, lol This made my day... I hope it made yours as well... Do me a favor? Try to enjoy the rest of your Sleepy Sunday... *Now that I took up all your time with this blog* But really... Appreciate the little things, at least try... Remind yourself that (like right now) dodging baseballs at the face can be fun while blogging... not just stressful... and like earlier... IzzaQ asking me if I wanted to see his Poopies! Thats not just stinky & gross... Its good! Cuz this time they were in the potty!! AND not hiding under my kitchen table! yay! See... theres always a positive spin... Just gotta look for it... Check there... buried under the laundry pile... No? There in the dirty dishes? Hmmm... it must be next to the trash still waiting to be taken out ;)
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Carry me away, baby, carry me away - a new giveaway!

Hey guys!
I have a new super amazingly rad giveaway this week!
This one is great for future mommies, new mommies and mommies of toddlers!
And I promise, I wont mess this on up... :( sad.

This week, Mobile Mommy has hooked us up with an amazing sling!
Its totally gender neutral and comes in a stripey print in a rainbow of colors from green - orange - red....
And let me tell you, it totally blew my mind...

Now only does it look amazing, but its SO functional!
Let me preface this by saying, I made myself a sling a couple months ago..
I thought I pimped it out by adding a loop for a clip...
and some padding by his legs, HA!
Not even close...
This sling completely surpasses anything I have ever done...

Lets start with the specs.
"- Use from birth to 16 kg (35 lbs)"
I have two boys... I use it easily for both of them.
"- One size fits most sizing is great for multiple parents and caregivers"
Very very easy to slip from mommy to daddy to grandma... just pull the fabric to adjust!
"- Moulds to shoulder; pulls weight through the back not neck muscle"
I LOVE THIS FEATURE!! You carry all the weight on your shoulder and its not even a strain. No Rock neck!!
"- Just the right amount of fabric keeps older infants and toddlers safe and secure, without overwhelming newborns"
Its so nice and lightweight... not too hot for baby AND it doesnt make mommy hot and sweaty. Its perfect.
"- The nylon rings are specifically manufactured for baby slings and will hold up to 500 pounds"
At first I was scared about this... but after using it, im TOTALLy comfortable and its passed the mommy test :)
"- Two hidden pockets are perfect for storing day to day necessities like diapers, wipes or a wallet all without interfering with comfort or style"
Too friggen cool... I always need extra pockets!
"- A convenient and expandable cell phone pocket is designed so the contents won’t dig into baby"
Again, awesome... they really thought of everything when putting this together.
"- A built-in key clip and the exclusive Toy Extender attaches most toys and pacifiers to the sling, allowing baby to play without loosing the toy or having the pacifier fall to the ground"
Genius... I love being able to attach my keys, I hate digging through my bags!
"- Easy care; just wash, dry and go"
Its washed up really well... no fading... no shrinking... just as I got it :)
"- Comes with an instructional DVD"
Its very very simple to figure out, but if your stuck, this is great...

As you see, I am so impressed with Mobile Mommy. Wait until you see it in person.
Im so happy to see such an amazing product come out of etsy.
(They also have a Mobile Mommy website...)

The winner will receive this amazing sling.
You just have to comment to win!

How to win:
Leave us a comment here...
tell us why you want to win this sling.

Extra Entries:
#2) Follow us (blogger) - Leave a separate comment for being a follower on our blog.

#3) Follow/Tweet us (Twitter) - www.twitter.com/RockerByeBaby Leave a separate comment for being a follower and TWEETING about this giveaway on Twitter... If your already a twitter follower of ours, TWEET about it for an extra entry anyways :)Just be sure to leave us your Twitter name so we can check up!

#4) Write a blog about this giveaway and link back to this review. Leave an extra comment with the link to the blog.

#5) Buy something from one of the stores - leave the link to the transaction in a separate comment.

#6) Give their shop a "heart" on etsy!! Leave a comment saying you hearted them!
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