November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I am grateful today and everyday for my family. 
I am grateful that my children are healthy.
I am grateful that my mother will get to spend Christmas with us this year (she lives overseas).
I am grateful for you all in your unfailing support of my budding small business.

God Bless!

November 27, 2013

Ready, Set, SHOP!

Thank you all for your wonderful support throughout the year! 
We are grateful you shop with us.  
To show our appreciation, the Mom-Invented Community is offering you a few specials to start your Holiday Shopping off with a bang!
The SeatPak is 30% off.  Sale ends midnight Monday
Buy 2 get 10% off your entire purchase. Enter coupon code “ditchtheitch” at check out
Small Business Saturday' sale with 20% off
The Diaper Clutch - 30% off with code holiday30 from now through Monday Dec 2nd
20% off sale with code THANKS
30% off sale starting on Thanksgiving day and running through Monday, December 2nd. FREE SHIPPING now through 12/23/13
Friday through Monday, coupon code for 20% discount on everything. 
FREE shipping on every order is CHEERS 
Coming Soon!!
 20% off with code BBTHANKS
Code 'Mom10' - $10 off any $30+
ALL Amazon Listings (Serenity,Solace, Allure) 30% off AND FREE shipping.
Codes are BLFR2013 (=30%), BLFSHIP (=free shipping)
25% off all products

November 26, 2013

Crafty Tuesday

Our crafty project this week is keeping with Thanksgiving spirit.
A great Keepsake as well as something for the children to share before Thanksgiving dinner.
**This photo was taken from Pinterest Mom's FB page.

November 22, 2013

Mom-Invented Friday - Magnificent Baby

I met Lauren, founder of Magnificent Baby a couple of years ago at the HUGGIES booth at the ABC Kids Expo.  It was one of those "WOW, that is GENIUS" moments.  She has since become a friend and I am excited to introduce you to her products if you don't already know about them.
Magnificent Baby is a collection of ultra soft baby clothing that will have your little one dressed in seconds. 
You know those middle of night feeding and diaper changings that turn into a struggle to put together snaps, to then have to re-do them because you missed a snap.  Well you don't have to do that anymore!  The Smart Close magnetic fasteners practically close themselves!
I absolutely love the How it Works page on her site! Pop on over and see how it works.
Lauren has also recently become a mommy herself and understands that a smooth delivery begins with a "going in prepared" approach.  She was generous enough to put together the best Hospital Packing List to make your hospital stay the best experience you can have.
Thank You Lauren!
Congrats on the newest addition to your family and thank you for your amazing products that make dressing baby a little easier to manage.
**Please visit for more on their collection of baby products.

November 21, 2013

Holiday Giveaway

Babybindle is sponsoring a Holiday Giveaway!
The Babee & Me Holiday Giveaway event is now live and you have a chance to win 40 baby/kids/mom prizes!  Everyone who enters will get something special - winner or not! Enter here and please share:

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November 20, 2013

2014 Must Have

Babybindle is extremely honored to have made the Mompreneur Media, 2014 Must Have Baby Shower Gift.

Thank You!

November 19, 2013

Crafty Tuesday

Many of you have started Holiday shopping.  A few lucky ones are done!  I am neither of those, although the Christmas bug has started to nip, I am waiting for the full effect to take place right after Thanksgiving.  I like enjoying one holiday at a time.  Christmas being one of my favorites.  I LOVE everything about it. 

This year I am looking for a few crafty items to make as gifts.  My new favorite site as I have mentioned before is Pinterest Mom.  Great Ideas!

This one will be for my mother who will be visiting us this Christmas

I will be saving this one for a snowy day this December 

Wonder if I can somehow transfer the kids baby footprints for this one

My favorite!  I love hearing the kids remember who gave them which gift.  Now it will be saved  as an ornament.
Can you share some of your crafty ideas?
***All of these photos and ideas were used from Pinterest Mom's FB page

November 15, 2013

Mom-Invented Friday...I have an idea..Now what?

You have an idea...Now what?  I get asked this question quite often.

Having no background in business or bringing a product to market, I had no idea what came next. 

My daughter was born in July of 2009, by the end of October I was juggling with a coat, car seat and diaper bag while running my errands.  My "a-ha" moment came during one of those crazy trips where I was down to 4 items, each fitting into the pockets of my jeans.  I thought "I need to get a bag that attaches to the car seat so I can carry my wallet, keys and bottle for the baby".
I popped onto the internet but wasn't able to find anything that would fit my needs, so my next step was to dust off my sewing machine and make myself a bag that I attached onto the car seat.

It was not the best looking thing, but it had potential.  While looking at this bag, I realized that maybe...just maybe if I had this problem, then other parents might be going through the same issue.

And so began my roller coaster journey into becoming a mompreneur and bringing the SeatPak to market.

With the first professionally sewn prototype of the SeatPak

Here we are, back to...I have an idea...Now what?

I would advise to begin on the internet.  Research to see if your "idea" is already on the market.  If it is not then you will have to decide if this is something you are passionate enough to want to make into a reality.  It will be a tough road, we live in a world where we need to see quick results, bringing a product to market is not a place where you will want to rush.

If your "idea" is already on the market don't get discouraged.  I had a few ideas after the birth of my son in 2004, one of which I did nothing about and saw on the market a few years later.  It took me a few more years before "the one" came along.

Perhaps your "idea" is of something that is already on the market but you are improving on it somehow.

Whatever it is.  Are you willing to put in the hard work to bring your "idea" to market.  If the answer is yes then your next step will be to protect your work before moving forward.

Stay tuned.  Next week...How to protect my invention

November 13, 2013

DIY Ideas

Pinterest is one of my favorite sites.  Spotting a friend's share I found

Pinterest Mom

This idea caught my eye as I remember the bin of bibs I used to have under my children's high chairs., diaper bag, baby
Placing an adhesive hook on the back of the high chair is a great way to keep baby's bibs neat and handy.

November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

In Memory of all those who served, baby, diaper bag

In Honor of  those who serve us now

Today we Honor our Veterans.  Those who have fought and continue to fight to protect our nation and our freedoms.

My husband is a Veteran, it is a day close to my heart.  I know first hand the sacrifices our men and women make as well as their families who are home waiting for these brave souls to return.

God Bless our Veterans!  Thank You for your service.

November 8, 2013

MomInvented Friday - BARE® air-free baby bottle

MomInvented Friday is all about introducing you to a mom-invented product.  Ones that will make your parenting life easier, they are simple and functional.

If you are planning to bottle feed this bottle is one to consider adding to your registry.

The BARE® air-free baby bottle was designed and created by a breastfeeding mom that closely experienced the screaming and endless gas/colic pains from her baby when she introduced baby bottles due to a low milk supply. Nipple confusion was not a myth for Priska Diaz after her baby learned to prefer the bottle over her breast, thus leading to a 100% bottle fed baby without even getting a chance for her milk to come in. As a result of her frustration, Priska developed a baby bottle which incorporates technology that works like a syringe. 

The BARE® air-free baby bottle dispenses air-free milk to your baby and effectively minimizes air ingestion that causes gas and colic. A Perfe-latch® nipple is designed to stretch in length during feeding – just like a mother’s nipple.  The Perfe-latch® nipple has a tip with multiple differently sized orifices which dispense different amounts with different suction strengths in order to help minimize nipple confusion.

Bare features an Air-plug®, acting like the syringe’s plunger.  When baby applies suction, the Air-plug® moves to keep an air-free environment. BARE® works with suction as opposed to gravity, therefore baby can feed in any position, including upright.
The upright feeding position is recommended by Pediatricians to:

1.     Help prevent gas, colic, fuss and spit ups;
2.     Calm acid Reflux/GERDS symptoms;
3.     Help prevent ear infections;
4.     Proper posture for the baby, which allows for better digestion;
5.     Development of early self-feeding skills; and
6.     Easier weaning later on and/or the transition to straws and open cups.

Pop over to Priska's website and SHOP for this unique bottle at

Priska Diaz

Priska Diaz at her BARE® air-free baby bottle warehouse

For more Information visit
Name: Priska Diaz
Title: Founder & CEO
Business: Bittylab, LLC 
Product: Bare air-free baby bottles
Twitter: @bittylab
Facebook: Bittylab
Pinterest: Bittylab

November 6, 2013

Virtual Baby Shower - Enter to Win

We LOVE baby showers!
Pop on over to ESAVING BLOG and enter to win.  We are excited to be one of the sponsors.

November 5, 2013

In the event of a crash...Important car seat information

I spotted a Facebook post which I thought was very important to pass on to parents.  Lauren Becker an Emergency Service Volunteer  has graciously allowed me to quote her on such an important safety topic.  One that I had never thought to do.  Thank you Lauren.

"I work in emergency services both at volunteer firehouse and in EMS and this is very important, I post it every few months to remind people to both do it and update it.

Too frequently firefighters come upon a car wreck where the mom is unconscious and there are children in the car who are too young to speak or communicate anything useful to the rescue team.

ADVICE: Place a sticker on each child'...s car seat providing information that can help rescuers.

Include: child's name & DOB, parent's names, DOB & phone, emergency contact info, child's doctor, any medical issues and any medications.

Please update this information as needed as well."


November 4, 2013

Best Books to read during Pregnancy

I was 31 and pregnant. Now what? 

I knew nothing about babies!  I had changed a diaper once on a 2 year old and had to do it while holding my breath, by the time I was done there were tears streaming down my face, the gagging reflex in full mode and one quite little boy with a "crazy lady alert" look on his face.  I think I was 30 at the time.

So I hit the book store and came out with What to expect when you're Expecting.  It was a God send.  It took me month by month of what to expect and also covered a little of what to expect with my body after delivery.

As I got further into my pregnancy, I had a few moments of panic as to what to DO with the baby after he was born.  I found What to expect the First Year.  It was a wealth of information from what baby would do month to month, things to look for in milestones, information what to expect when baby is sick, what foods to feed and so much more.

I also loved the books written by Gary Ezzo.  His Babywise books taught me about schedule feeding vs demand feeding.  I had Post Partum Depression, so scheduling helped me differentiate my baby's crying, making things a little less stressful while my meds kicked in to stabilize my panic attacks.

Lastly, don't forget to get one for the dad to be.  A good one is The Expectant Father.

Books are a wonderful resource, but once your baby comes your instinct will take over as well.  You will do just fine!  Take a breath and enjoy your pregnancy.  Your baby will be here in a blink.

Do you have any books that you would recommend to other parents-to-be?

Written By Sandra Frawley, Mom & Inventor of the award winning SeatPak.
"The SeatPak was inspired by the birth of my daughter.  My trips to the store were a circus act of juggling the car seat, diaper bag and coat.  I needed something that would attach to the handle of the car seat with the essentials for those trips when my larger diaper bag was impractical."
The SeatPak holds All essentials, plus Mom& Dad's stuff too!  Lightweight and Compact it is easy to install.  Our universal fit can be used with any car seat or stroller.

Visit for more information.

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