back to school marketing bus

by karlatrotman

September 02 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet I just put my little crumb snatchers on the bus for the first day of school.  There were no tears.  In fact, they jumped out of the car and sprinted towards the doors of the bus.  Go figure.  My husband and I looked around at the other parents giving last minute pep talks, holding back tears and waving as the bus pulled off.  My kids did
money saving tip

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
vicks gentle thermometer
Finally, a Fast and Easy Way to Take Your Child's Temperature
March 29 2012, 0 Comments

As a mom, a thermometer is the one tool that you must have handy at all times. And not one of those thermometers that you have to put under a squirmy kid's arm for like 12 minutes. I'm talking one that you can grab at two o'clock in the morning when your child is groaning, you have one eye open, and need a quick read on the situation. Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer I recently received a sample thermometer from Vicks to try out. As a total gadget girl, I was really excited to start taking ever [...]
Is Your Family Prepared in the Case of an Emergency?
March 16 2012, 0 Comments

March is Red Cross Month. It is a time to educate everyone about the work of the American Red Cross and how its survival relies solely upon public donations. Take some time to make sure that you and your family are prepared in the case of an emergency. Ask Yourself The Following Questions 1. Does you family have an emergency plan/preparedness kit? Personally, I don't know what I would do in the case of a late night fire or earthquake. The Red Cross has created a checklist for famili [...]
Do Something for YOURSELF!
February 10 2012, 2 Comments

I have been wearing glasses since I was in the 7th grade. I was super excited for the change, up until my classmates made fun of me. Luckily, I only had to wear them in order to see the chalkboard, but as I got older, glasses became a daily fixture on my face. Eventually, I got to the point where I really wanted contact lenses, but feared touching my eye on a daily basis. Thankfully, science came up with 30-day lenses which allowed me to wear contacts for one full month, minimizing the finge [...]
Belly Cravings - Three Things is CRAVING!
February 07 2012, 0 Comments

We know that it's been like while since we posted regularly. Lots of interesting changes at 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. 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 [...]
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