Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’

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My daughter is no longer a baby; she’s transitioned into a kid. I don’t know when it happened, I think it was over night or today when I blinked my eyes, but there she is… a talking, running, funny kid with a unique personality all her own. Two awesome products followed us almost from birth until now with exceptional quality and durability: the Peg Perego Switch Four Modular System and the Peg Perego Siesta high chair. Peg Perego knows how to do multi-functional, quality products right. Some products are worth a little higher price tag and Peg Perego fits the mold. When I stumbled upon their toys section, I was like a kid in a candy store and I requested a Peg Perego Polaris RZR 900 for review. Continue reading

To My Wife

Guest Writer:  Darren (aka, the husband)

Today Lesley and Athena are enjoying the awesomeness that is the Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Today is also Thanksgiving in Canada.  Seeing as how Lesley is fast asleep, this is the perfect opportunity to hijack her blog for a very good cause:  To celebrate her.

Disclaimer:  People, I am by no stretch of the imagination a writer so please bear with me and accept my most sincere apologies!

My beautiful wife

My beautiful wife

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Nursery of My Dreams

Since I was a teenage girl, I imagined being married to the man of my dreams. Unlike most teenage girls, though, I didn’t focus on the wedding day or any one day in particular. My imagination didn’t run away with details of wedding dresses, flowers, bridesmaids, churches, invitations, locations, or accommodating guests. I didn’t envision a personally designed engagement ring fit for a princess or the perfect proposal, although I received both of those with an open heart. No, my thoughts and wildest imagination centered on having a partner who loved traveling the world with me, who loved to explore and create a beautiful, unique life with me, and who cherished the daily events that filled our lives with joy. Designing a nursery for our precious baby girl was one of the most  fulfilling  experiences of my life. We created a dream world together. The accumulation of all of my teenage and adult dreams was met through the process of designing Athena’s room.  Continue reading

Discover the New Peg Perego Siesta High Chair

For more than 60 years, Peg Perego has been the essence of juxtaposing classic and modern Italian style when it comes to making carriages, strollers, car seats, high chairs, and kid-sized riding toys. Peg Perego’s high chairs are known for their luxurious and attractive fabrics, sophisticated style, and multi-functionality. Their unique designs are durable, sturdy, and safe and the Peg Perego brand has a strong resale value. Peg Perego takes pride in keeping the entire production process within Italy and like Italian furniture and cars, you’re going to experience the difference with these high chairs. They may be more expensive than other brands, but quality and luxury are at their finest. Today, Peg Perego high chairs come in a wide variety of exclusive models to fit your taste and lifestyle. This year, Peg Perego offers 4 high chair models to choose from, including a brand new one just introduced to the lineup: The Siesta. Continue reading

Maternity Photos – 9 Months!

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Maternity photos were on my mind since I started to show in my pregnancy. After gaining 50 pounds, and getting “Fat Face” as I like to call it, I didn’t exactly feel beautiful, but my family is on the other … Continue reading

The Most Highly Recommended Baby Carrier – ERGObaby

I’ve talked about babywearing before and I’m sure I’ll talk about it in the future, but it’s something that I plan to do quite often with Little Miss Carter. I truly believe that it strengthens the bond between parent and child. Ultimately, I want to be close to my little girl. Who wouldn’t?  She’ll be happy; I’ll be happy; the whole family will be happy.  I’ve researched and reviewed countless carriers and the ERGObaby Performance Carrier is the most highly regarded and recommended by active parents, many of whom give it perfect ratings.  With exceptional quality like the foam-padded straps at the shoulder and waist, adjustable fitting for parents of all sizes, a design that distributes most of the weight to the wearer’s hips, reducing the back and shoulder strain common among baby carriers, and versatility (babies can be carried up front, on one hip, or piggyback style), the Ergo Baby Carrier’s features stand out among the vast array of choices. The ERGObaby Carrier makes babywearing safe and a snap, and you don’t need to have a degree in engineering to figure our how to use it. The ERGO is designed so that you can wear your baby for hours on end with comfort all while allowing you to remain active and productive!  Continue reading

A Simple Design that Simply Works – PaciGrip by BooGinHead

Paci, pacifier, binky, soother… the baby pacifier is known by many names and beloved by many babies, but keeping track of them can be difficult. The PaciGrip by BooGinHead is a universal pacifier leash that is compatible with all types of pacifiers. It has some great features that set it apart from the competition.  It’s washable, durable, and non-toxic. With a strong clasp that won’t pull off, yet it is gentile on clothes, the PaciGrip is a simple design that simply works. Continue reading

PRODUCT OF: IMPERFECT PARENTING

Although I couldn’t possibly afford all organic clothing for my precious cargo due in March, I’d like to have some essential pieces that will be comfortable, cozy, and durable. When I found Puppy & Bean, I adored their cute saying and 100% organic materials. They sell adorable kids clothing with unique saying that reflect the true lives of children and a hint of humor for parents. Continue reading

Worth Its Weight in Gold – Boppy Total Body Pillow

At six months pregnant, I’d become incredibly agitated at night. No matter how tired I was, I just couldn’t get comfortable; when I would wake up in the morning, I would have such severe back pain that I couldn’t stand up. I’d wince and almost cry just walking to the bathroom. I couldn’t imagine surviving another three months with that type of suffering. Then, something completely changed my sleeping world – the Boppy Total Body Pillow. Boppy has become a household name with their signature feeding pillows that offer moms a comfortable way to nurse their baby. They’ve utilized that knowledge and experience to design the Boppy Total Body Pillow, which provides expectant moms comfort and support at night so they can get a good night’s rest. This pillow is the perfect size and shape; unlike a conventional pillow, the Total Body Pillow allows full support for my entire body. From my head, my developing belly, and my legs, this pillow provides the utmost comfort and relief. Continue reading

Advantages of the Boba Wrap for Newborns

Choosing the best baby carrier has been extremely confusing and I may not know what works best until my precious baby girl arrives. After substantial research and consideration, I’ve chosen the Boba Wrap for when my little bundle of joy arrives because of its high quality, comfort, durability, and ergonomic design. The Boba Wrap is perfect for my active lifestyle and gives me the time and freedom to create a real and caring bond with my child, while living life to the fullest.

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