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by karlatrotman


August 29 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet After my boys graduated from those thick board books, we purchased tons of books with paper pages.  BAD mistake.  My boys would rip AT LEAST 3 pages per day and let’s face it, books are not cheap!  So this is what I started doing that not only SAVED me money, but also increased my boys’ library at a faster rate. I buy from A
Diastasis Splint

by karlatrotman


July 21 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet We have been waiting for a while to add the new Diastasis Rehab splints in the new Beige color.  Back when we started selling Diastasis Rehab splints (7 years ago), we sold both white and black.  We found that an overwhelming majority of people wanted the color black.  So we stuck with selling only black.   The beige color splint was supp
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by karlatrotman


July 16 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet I am humbled by two features in the media over the summer and I just had to share. My college – Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business interviewed me for an Alumni Spotlight.  The story highlights how I became and entrepreneur and focuses on what it takes to get there. Click on Article for Full Story I was also featu
Belly Cravings - Three Things BellyButtonBoutique.com is CRAVING!
February 07 2012, 0 Comments


We know that it's been like while since we posted regularly. Lots of interesting changes at BellyButtonBoutique.com. One of the changes is this amazing blog redesign by Social Hubris. We wanted to smarten things up a bit to make the user experience a little more enhanced. The buttons are more pronounced, the spacing is pleasing to the eye and it allows us to highlight our posts better. More on Social Hubris later, for now, here is a new feature that we are calling "Belly Cravings". Here ar [...]
Megan's Pregnancy Story
January 06 2012, 0 Comments


In 2005, I became pregnant and lost our first baby around 9.5 weeks. Quite honestly, I was shattered. Throughout my life I had seen almost every woman around me get married and have children - - and, many I babysat for. But, this was my turn, and suddenly I felt like a failure. [caption id="attachment_1735" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Susan Ford Photography"][/caption] In 2006 I was thrilled to find out I was pregnant again. It seemed like a dream come true. The first few [...]
World AIDS Day - Getting to Zero
December 01 2011, 0 Comments


According to the March of Dimes, approximately 6,000 women infected with HIV give birth. The virus can be transmitted to the baby during pregnancy, delivery and nursing. AmericanPregnancy.org states that if an untreated woman gives birth to a baby, there is a 25% chance that she will pass it on to her baby. If she gets treatment, that number drops down to 2%. This is why it is so important for women to know their status, especially if she is pregnant. December 1st is World AIDS Day, Get Tes [...]
GIVEAWAY - Peg Perego Primo Viaggo SIP 30-30
September 20 2011, 317 Comments


Yes, you heard me correctly, Peg Perego would like to give one lucky person a Primo Viaggo SIP 30-30 Infant Car Seat. Here is what you have to do: How to enter (Mandatory): Go to Peg Perego's website and let me know 2 things - which fabric choice you would want if you won AND when you (or the person you are entering for) are due. Include your name (first name) AND e-mail address. Enter all information BELOW (as a comment). Increase your chances with 8+ additional entries (Ev [...]
September 19 - 24th - Child Passenger Safety Week
September 20 2011, 0 Comments


Yesterday kicked off Child Passenger Safety Week, a campaign charged to bring about national awareness. This Saturday, we urge all parents to head to a child car seat inspection station in order to have their seats checked by a CPS Technician. Children Under 2 Should Face Back On March 21st of this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their recommendations in regards to car seats. They now suggest that children should be in a rear-facing car seat up until the age of 2 or un [...]
How to Wear the Diastasis Rehab Splint®
September 09 2011, 0 Comments


Many people have had similar questions about the Diastasis Rehab Splint®. Julie Tupler, inventor of the Tupler Technique and Diastasis Rehab product line created a video that answers many of the questions that are being posed. Remember, the splint is only one part of the Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® program. It will not close your separation on its own. And remember, we do ship internationally! If you do not see your country in our ordering menu, please send and emai [...]
Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy
September 08 2011, 0 Comments


During my 25th week of pregnancy, I took a glucose tolerance test...and failed. I was told to go back to the testing center for a 3 hour test, where you drink a thick, syrupy, sweet, orange drink and the lab tests draws your blood every hour over the course of 3 hours. I failed that test as well. It was then I was told that I had gestational diabetes. What is Gestational Diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, "pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have [...]
September Is Leukemia, Lymphoma And Myeloma Awareness Month
August 30 2011, 0 Comments


In January 2010, Linda Harris' husband was diagnosed with leukemia, a blood cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. "Since he is an only child and our children are adopted, an immediate search was necessary to find a matching donor. We were very fortunate to identify a single donor that was available from the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry and he received a stem cell transplant in June of last year", stated Harris, owner of Tinkles Baby Gifts. According to the Leukemia and Lymph [...]
Every 9 Seconds A Child Drops Out of School
August 18 2011, 0 Comments


Yes, you read it correctly, every 9 seconds. This statement impacted me at this specific point in my life because, in less than three weeks, my 5-year old son will commence his twenty-year educational journey by starting Kindergarten. My husband and I have high hopes for both of our boys. We have already started indoctrinating them with lofty goals, all of which exceed post graduate studies. But when I read that statistic, it made me think of my sons' classmates. The ones that may not make [...]
Back to College Clip
August 11 2011, 0 Comments


Last night, FrugalPhillyMom and I were on NBC 10 doing Back to School and Back to College Segments. We both had some really great stuff. Check it out: View more videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com. //
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