Friday, December 17, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things - Volume One

New year, new series!  My new goal for Fridays is to let you know about a product that I can't live without!  As a new mom there is so much out there to choose from that it's hard to know what is and isn't necessary.  While every child is different, my goal is to share with you the products I trust and rely on.  Our first favorite thing is...

The Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin!

I grew up babysitting and nannied through college.  During that time I developed a distaste for diaper pails.  They never seemed to work right, were hard to use, didn't contain the smell.  I wasn't even sure if I wanted one.  When I saw the Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail I was intrigued by the concept of using baking soda to contain the smell.  It was touted as easy to use by their website, reviews and a friend who had a baby three months before I did.  I figured, what the heck, and added it to my registry.

Five months later and I can tell you that I never thought I would love a diaper pail!  First, it is easy to use.  With my infant on my hip I can easily open the pail and put the diaper in.  Second, it does a fabulous job of containing the smell!  I love that it disperses baking soda EVERY time I close the lid!  Not to mention it does this cool, twisty thing that seals the bag after each nasty diaper is deposited.  No longer am I confused and frustrated trying to switch out the bags either!  You just snap the bag shut and take it out to the trash!  So easy!

As an added bonus, and an example of how well this pail works, I went away for a week at Thanksgiving.  Having major mommy brain, I forgot to empty the pail before I left.  There wasn't a hint of odor when I returned a week later!  Who would have thought that a diaper pail could mask dirty diapers for a week when they're just sitting there!  I am truly in awe of this diaper pail!

If you're in the market for a diaper pail, I highly recommend picking up this fabulous find!  You won't regret it!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sweet Bliss

Motherhood is one of those roller coaster journeys.  There are ups and downs.  A day that is a slow climb and seems like it will never end.  Then there are the days that zoom by and you wish they would slow down so you could enjoy the moment.  Don't forget the days were nothing goes right and both baby and mommy are crying.  And then there are those blissfully sweet days were things just seem to go right.  Thankfully, just when I thought it was going to be a day where nothing went right the roller coaster took a sharp turn!  Today, as I was about at the brink of frustration, my husband came home to drop off gear and rescued the crying fussbucket from his bouncy seat enabling me to enjoy the rest of my shower scream free.  Then the fussbucket sat in his Bumbo while I did my hair enabling me to have a fro-free day!  (Which is much appreciated when I have a meeting with the principal!)  But it doesn't stop there.  Liam just got changed, ate and went down for a nap at naptime!  What?  This has been pretty unheard of lately so I am ecstatic that he is back on schedule today!  I am in awe of the quiet in my house right now.  Of being able to each my lunch with both hands!  And thankful that my husband had to switch out gear, triggering these moments of bliss for this mum.