Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Baby Boot Camp

Live near Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, or Arlington and looking for something to jump start your exercise routine post-baby? Check out this Certifikid deal

$46 for 6 Baby Boot Camp Classes & Equipment

Not into stroller exercise?  Check out Fitness First -- currently only $19.95 a month and their gyms have childcare for a nominal cost http://www.fitnessfirstclubs.com/)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Summer Infant Monitor Recall

I have two of these monitors and can confirm that the power cords are wayyyy too long.  They're recalling some 1.5 million of them--but I think they are basically just going to provide new labeling and usage instructions.  I do not think they are going to replace them.  They should, um,  probably consider shortening the cord and/or provide new cords to people impacted by the recall.  In my humble opinion, this isn't really a "recall" -- it's more like a public service announcement so they don't get sued anymore.


Friday, January 28, 2011

A couple of great deals to share on this gloomy Friday...

Ok, you're probably thinking, "Man, this girl shops a lot" and that wouldn't be completely untrue.  I do tend to shop online more in the winter seeing as that I HATE the cold and carting two kids around in this weather is misery.  Also, when I see a good deal for new moms or moms-to-be I feel compelled to pass it on.

Mamapedia - $5 for a year subscription to Parents magazine (or $8 for 2 years)
Here is the link:
(if that doesn't work try this: http://deals.mamapedia.com/deals/parents-magazine)

Zulily - Halo Sleepsacks for $10 (regularly $20-$25)
Crud sorry I didn't get this one out earlier-it looks like they've sold out of a lot)
Check out the Wee Squeak shoes too - so cute!

Certifikid - $58 for a 60-minute in home massage from Pampered Perfect

You're probably wondering when I am going to write something useful again.  That's a fair question.  I'm wondering the same thing.  Winter illness + sleep deprivation = mush brain.

I have a good giveaway (6 pack of similac) coming soon!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oh you are so gonna thank me for passing this one on...

 Today's Certifikid deal is:

 $50 for 1 Hour Infant/Toddler Sleep Consultation from Let Mommy Sleep (67% off - $150 value)

This can be used toward a sleep consultation OR towards overnight newborn/infant care!

Check out the details of the deal here: http://www.certifikid.com/

For more info on Let Mommy Sleep:  http://www.letmommysleep.com/

(BTW Let Mommy Sleep has a "Sleep Registry". Basically your friends and family can put $ towards a gift certificate for night nanny services--something you might want to consider seriously if your family lives far away or if you have to return to work quickly!)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Don't let the weather bring you down! Get out and about with baby!

It's not officially winter yet, but it certainly feels like winter outside.  If you've just had a baby or are due in the next few months, there's a good chance the short days and the weather will have an impact on you...and not in a good way.  

As if having a newborn to take care of isn't tiring enough -- the weather and the lack of sunlight can really bring you down when you are home.  I'm telling you from experience--as soon as you are physically able--get out and about with your little one or you are going to be miserable.  

How? Here are a few ideas:

Find your local MOMs Club (http://www.momsclub.org/links.html#Virginia), get exercising with your little one (Stroller Strides/ Mommy and Baby Pilates).  Sign up at one of the baby gyms in the area (Gymboree, Little Gym, My Gym, JW Tumbles -- are all located throughout the area and offer relatively similar classes for 3 month olds).  Both Arlington and Alexandria Library systems offer free baby/children's programs each week.

Finding a MOMs Club is probably the first thing I'd recommend.  The dues are usually low (about $25/year) and it gives you access to mom and baby events in your area.  The other groups/activities almost all require a membership fee + monthly tuition...so you'll want to make sure you find the one that's right for you.  

One local mom started putting together "sampler" programs for new moms.  Robin Churilla started Onesies DC to help moms learn about different programs in the area for mommy and baby.  For around $200 you get 6 weeks of classes for you and your baby.  Each week it's a different class.  For example, one week you might do Stroller Strides, another you do Baby and Me Yoga, and another you may do a music and rhythm class.  At the end of the six weeks you then have a new group of friends and a better idea of what activities you'd like to do in the future.  I just thought it was an interesting idea that new moms might want to check out...especially if you are new to the area.

OnesiesDC  (locations in MD and VA) 

Stay warm.