Thursday, February 11, 2010

Leapfrog, I Owe You!

They always say children are sponges. I have never believed it as much as I do at this very moment. We are going away for the weekend again and I was in Benny's room, packing his bag. He was running all around the house, doing his thing. He brought his LeapFrog School Bus into the room and was playing with it while I was gathering his stuff. As it was singing him the ABC's, he was singing along. He is 18 months old. He sings his ABC's. When it stopped singing, I started singing it to him, leaving letters blank for him to fill in. Which he did, of course.

Granted, as he sings along, not every letter sounds as it should or even gets sung, but the fact that I was able to stop randomly and he knew which letter came!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Service Unto Others :)

Being a mom on an EXTREMELY tight budget (to the point of near nonexistence), I always have my eye out for a good deal. There are a billion and one daily deal sites out there and luckily, a lot of those are dedicated to moms and their uber expensive kids! I give these out on a constant basis and I decided to just put them all in one easy to find location! Here goes (not listed in any specific order): - updated every night at midnight EST - updated daily at 9 am MST - same deal as above, sister sites!
( - another site of theirs for any crafty folk!) - updated daily at 9 am EST - updated at 12 pm EST, Monday through Fri -not only baby products but they have great stuff with great prices!! They tend to have up to five items listed daily! Updated daily at midnight PST - updated as soon as each product sells out! - a flash sale site...a little more upscale... - another flash site sale, more household items but they do have kids products sometimes (let me know if you want an invite to the site!)

This next site is not actually a deal site but they do product reviews and they are by far the best! Most products get a video review as well...It's like your own private consult!! The site is

I'm sure there are more I'm forgetting about but for now, this is my list! Hope this helps someone out...and be warned, these sites are HIGHLY addictive!!!