"Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one'."

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Smorgasbord of Mommy Stuff

Hello mommies!
Today, let me delight you with various mommy goodies pulled right from magazines, websites, and blogs that I love.

Valentine Printables from Parenting.com:

Sleepy-time strategies from Family Fun's February 2011 issue:

Grace is Overrated offers adorable fill-in-the-blank journaling pages like this one:

I pulled the article below from Parents Magazine when Logan was almost 2 and posted it inside my kitchen cabinet for those especially challenging days:

Memo To Mommy

Stop freaking out about the mess! There's always time to clean - but how often do we get to make mud pies?

Love me, even when I'm naughty. I'll only be this age once.

Be patient. I do everything for a reason, but I don't know enough words yet to give you an explanation.

Let me do it. I know you can do it faster and better, but sometimes experience is the best teacher.

Don't expect too much of me. I want to do what you ask and make you happy, but I'm still little.

Don't try to reason with me when I'm having a tantrum. Trust me - I can't hear you over my own screaming.

Keep your promises. It's all about trust. When I'm a teenager, you'll understand why it's so important.

Don't keep asking me if I've been good. I'm not even sure what that means, but if I was bad, I'd never admit it.

Set limits. I can't actually eat a whole box of cookies - I just want to see if I'd get away with it.

Don't let me think that you're perfect. I feel a lot better knowing I'm not the only one who makes mistakes sometimes. [This one is my favorite!]

Loving MamaBargains.com! This site offers great deals (products for both women and children) until they are gone and then posts something new. The items are always 40-80% off retail value. You may see up to 10 deals in one day depending on how fast the items sell out. These adorable shoes were featured yesterday for $8.00:

Check out the free online family planner/calendar at cozi.com which now has apps for both the iPhone and droid:

Muffin Mix-Up from Family Fun February 2011:

And, take a peek at BabyCenter's Simple Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special:
Create little morning moments
Snuggle and cuddle
Make up special stories
Ask for help
Break the rules
Have fun at bedtime
Get silly
Use your words
And just pay attention to the little things


  1. Very nice Lindsay! ~Laura

  2. Thanks Laura!
    I just had a bunch of things bookmarked and thought...why not share? :)