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What’s New in Baby Gear? Straight Jackets!

One of my best friends, Angie, had her second baby recently, and we were discussing what’s new and useful. Here are some of the things we discussed.  The NEW baby burrito! There’s nothing wrong with old-school swaddling BUT Angie and her husband are both huge fans of velcro swaddlers. Or, as I like to think of them - baby […]

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Book Signing at Smart Toys & Books

Chello Friends. Happy Summer! Wanted to let you know I will be at Smart Toys & Books this Saturday signing books. If you are nearby and have a few minutes, please stop by and say hi. Smart Toys & Books 9700 Kingston Pike Knoxville, Tennessee Book Signing: Saturday, August 2nd 11-1 The store owner, Lynda, […]

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Something For the Pool Bag…

Ooooh, do I have a new favorite product. The lady who shampoos my hair at the salon told me about this awesome hair brush, and I’m so glad I bought it. It’s called The Wet Brush. What is The Wet Brush? It looks like a regular hair brush but the bristles are kinda wimpy so […]

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Mother’s Day and Teacher Gift Ideas (And a Book Signing)

There’s a store here in town called Knoxville Soap & Candle. They sell fun and unique things.  In fact, I stopped by there today and found something for Mother’s Day for my mother-in-law. I ended up seeing her right after I bought it. That was unplanned, but since I was all excited about it, I […]

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Ever Heard of Cafe Press?

So what would your kids say if you asked them what taxes are? My kids know people have to pay taxes, but I don’t know if they understand what happens to the money. Here’s what happened when some little kids were asked: What Does the Government Buy With Tax Money? (The little girl at the […]

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Imagination Forest (My Sister Opened A Toy Store!)

So, you know how there are people who talk about doing things but they never actually do them. I fall into that category most of the time. Not my sister. She is a can (and WILL) do kinda girl.  Case in point: She wanted to open a toy store. So she left her job in […]

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Unclaimed Baggage

So, do you know what happens to bags that go missing from airports that never get claimed by their owners? They might end up at a store that sells the contents called Unclaimed Baggage! I heard of this for the first time about a year ago, from a mom friend. And recently, we went to […]

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My Addiction

Okay, so I am still off the soda.  But today I want to talk about another addition I have: I LOVE to buy inflatable water toys for my kids. Slip’n n slides, inflatable slides, water hop scotch, you name it. I contribute to the trade imbalance one plastic inflatable at a time. My latest score […]

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Don’t Carry a Purse? You Might Be Interested in This…

My friend, Rachel, is always on the go and rarely carries a purse. But she always has her phone and you gotta have a drivers license and some money.  So her brother found her this cool phone case that holds your license and credit card, too. Check it out.   The company that sells this […]

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Deodorant for Kids: Ever Heard of Pit Paste?

Know someone who is allergic to deodorant? Or are you looking for a deodorant for your kids? WELL. I was having dinner with some girls and a new friend, Debbie, was raving about something called Pit Paste that her little girl uses. We were all, “Um, ‘scuse me? What’s THAT?!?!” Apparently, i t’s an organic […]

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