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December 22, 2008 08:43 PM Food & Wine  |   Link
Wine Best Buys

This retired guy from the Bay Area was part of a readers wine review with $70 and a store from SFChron for his choices of values wines. Of course he has done his own research and has a website tracking it all. I am rather curious to try all the wines he purchased for the article.

Wine Best Buys
Shopping with Robert Cook

December 20, 2008 08:54 AM Baby Products  |   Link
DadGear diaper bags

Very impressive lineup and especially demos. The backpack seems like an overkill as well as the messanger but very accessories oriented with great functionality. Of course to really appreciate the features, you have to watch demo.


December 10, 2008 02:01 PM Baby Products  |   Link
Really Nice Maternity Clothes

Well not really for baby, but for soon to be moms. I thought Japanese Weekend was a really nice hip maternity/nursing line of clothes but I think Isabella Oliver is definitely it. The simple lines, but hip looking cuts, very flattering without being bling. I would definitely invest in a couple nice pieces that could go from maternity to nursing. For now I'm just glad I'm out of nursing tops and what not :)

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No Cow's Milk is Ok

Milk: Does it Really do A Body Good?

This article really helped me get over the fact that perhaps B really doesn't like milk for a reason. Ever since she turned 1 I try to offer it to her and she just spits it out. Luckily she enjoys yogurt, cheese and especially kefir. She has tried spinach(non baby food form) and trying to get her into more veggies. Trying to get her to eat a well rounded balanced diet is quite a challenge but it's also forcing me to learn more about nutrition and moderation. I think the article failed to mention that you can also get Vitamin D by getting a little bit of sun(about 15 minutes) a day.

December 01, 2008 01:43 PM Just Because  |   Link
What I Am Thankful For

This past thanksgiving was quite a challenge for me. I had alot of things in mind for baking, cooking and celebrating. Lucky me, I came down with a bad cough the weekend before. So Thanksgiving I celebrated by myself at home so that I could sleep, rest/recover. J and B went off to a relatives home. I didn't get a chance to really share what I was thankful for...

I am the luckiest mom in the world. When J took a week off in between jobs he completely took care of my "honey do" list and spent lots of time playing with B and quality time with me. During Thanksgiving weekend, J took care of B completely including cooking and cleaning up after B.

I am also very thankful for Benadryl stash that J has because of allergies and the trust epipen in case of emergencies. I had a bad food allergy reaction Thanksigiving night after J brought home dinner leftovers. Hives for a day isn't so bad, not being able to nurse B was difficult.

I am also very thankful for the ability to be a SAHM. With proper budgeting and sound fiscal policies in our household, it is such a wonderful joy to raise our daughter and help out in my community when possible. In the next year I hope to pick up any contract or consulting gigs to supplement B's diaper fund.

I am so very thankful for my friends and family who have pitched in to help us in this first year of parenthood. For all the wonderful meals and grocery shopping, for taking care of B when J and I were down with stomach flu at 3am, for those who watched B for date nights even when we didn't plan it, for those who held B to nap for more than an hour, and especially for those who gave us advice and much needed shoulder or ear to lean on. We love you all so much for being there for us. We hope we can do the same in return.