Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'in' (33)

Smoking During Pregnancy – What Risks Are Involved For Me and My Baby?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son, I stumbled upon the pregnancy forum on Baby Center.  Baby center has a birth club for the birth month and year that my baby was due so that you could connect with mothers who were experiencing the same things that you were.  It almost seems like yesterday that I was busy surfing through the forums and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 22, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

#ASKAWAYFriday With Sarah at The Small Town Iowa Family

This week has flown by and I can’t believe that tomorrow is Friday.  I started participating in #ASKAWAYFriday and I have enjoyed it. I love connecting with other bloggers and learning more about them. I wanted to participate in this blog hop because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself.  I thought #ASKAWAYFriday was the perfect way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:03pm — No Comments

The Salt and Ice Challenge – Kids Are Using Table Salt and Ice to Cause Painful Burns to Their Skin

Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice.  I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin.  I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice.  Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Establish a Bed Time Routine for Your Child and Calm Their Fears With Monster Defense Spray

Over the last several weeks, I have noticed that my youngest son doesn’t like to go to bed at night.  I am not sure if he is scared of the dark, terrified to be alone, dealing with separation anxiety, if he is just going through a phase where he wants to be independent, or he is afraid of “monsters” hiding under his bed or in his closet.   Every night we go through the same exact routine, my youngest son will throw a fit and he will tell me that he doesn’t want to go to bed.  Each night we…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Smoking During Pregnancy – What Risks Are Involved For Me and My Baby?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son, I stumbled upon the pregnancy forum on Baby Center.  Baby center has a birth club for the birth month and year that my baby was due so that you could connect with mothers who were experiencing the same things that you were.  It almost seems like yesterday that I was busy surfing through the forums and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Turn a Deaf Ear By Janet Fiore Honger & Linda Fiore Sanders

Turn a Deaf Ear Book review My daughter was born deaf and wears two cochlear implants.  While the cochlear implants have changed her life, she is still considered deaf and relies on sign language when her batteries or if there is something wrong with her implants.  It wasn’t unheard of my daughter going without an implant for several weeks when she only had one implant.  We decided to get her a …

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 2, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

7 Winter Essential Items to Keep Your Family Safe During Winter Holiday Trips

Are you planning on traveling this Christmas?  If so, you should make emergency plans in case of inclement weather derail your best laid out plan.  Winter storms can make traveling dangerous especially in…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 7, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

How to Turn Laundry Into a Learning Opportunity

As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house.  This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today.  After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments

A Storm in Memphis by Hero Jenkins

Technology has made reading books easier for me.  I love reading new books and I love being able to read books on my smartphone using an e-reader app.  I love being able to read while laying in bed or on the go.  I was approached by Hero Jenkins about a month ago and I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing “A Storm in Memphis.”  I was excited for this…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 5, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

Breastfeeding In Public Helps Increase Awareness and Boosts Confidence For Other Mom’s Who Plan On Breastfeeding Her Baby

I couldn’t believe some of the posts that I have seen where people were bashing nursing mothers for choosing to breastfeed her baby in public.  Most of the posts that I saw said that breastfeeding was gross and they were complaining that they were offended because they saw a mother breastfeeding her baby in public (mostly in restaurants).  When we were created,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 10, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

10 Tips to Successfully Potty Train Your Toddler

A few months ago we purchased a potty seat for my son, he was starting to show interest in potty training.  He has been watching other kids and following us to the restroom for a few months now.  After I purchased the potty seat a few months ago, I tried putting my son on the potty.  I knew that it was still a bit early and didn’t quite show all of the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 5, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Finding Quality Before and After School Childcare Options

As the new school year is quickly approaching, parents are often scrambling to get their child ready for the start of a new school year.  If your child is starting school in a few weeks, now is the time to start looking for your child before and after school care.  There are plenty of options when it comes to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Top 15 Must Haves to Pack into Mom’s Hospital Bag During Pregnancy

What items do I need to pack in my hospital bag when preparing to have a baby?  Most new moms tend to over pack their own hospital bag and most of the items that they take with them are safely tucked away in their bag and are not used.  Most of the time the hospital will supply your basic supplies such as soap, lotion,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 26, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Top 10 Baby Items to Pack in My Newborns Hospital Bag

What should I pack for my baby while staying at the hospital?  Depending on the hospital that you are delivering at most of the time the hospital will provide you and your baby with basic necessities.  In fact, when I was pregnant with my first baby I had no idea what I needed to take with me so I was stuffing all of the basic items that I might need…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 25, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Should Parents Consume Alcohol Around Children?

Many parents often wonder if they should drink alcohol in front of their children.  If you do drink alcohol in your home, do you wait until your children are in bed or do you consume it in front of them?  I personally feel that if you are going to drink in front of your children that you should consume it…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 22, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Medela Pump In Style Advanced Backpack Breast Pump



The Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack (PIS) is a double electric breast pump, that is in a stylish backpack.  It is a trendy black backpack with yellow trim.  The breast pump weighs about 7 pounds and is easy to carry.  The backpack easily fits on your shoulder for easy carrying.  It is designed to hold all your breast pump accessories for your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 13, 2013 at 10:27pm — No Comments

9 Ways to Protect You and Your Family From Bug Bites

Do you and your family enjoy spending time outdoors during the evening hours?  When it is nice outside, I love letting my children play outside in the backyard while I watch them.  I always notice that as soon as I sit down outside it never fails the mosquitoes, other flying insects, or even ticks seem to sense that you are outside and decided to join…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 20, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Prevent Heat Related Illnesses in Infants, Children, and Teens

The temperatures are beginning to rise outside as summertime is quickly approaching and families are often planning fun outdoor activities and outings.  If you or your children are active and enjoy outdoor activities, it is important that you know the signs and symptoms of heat related illness so that you can quickly recognize and respond to them.  It is…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Swimming Pool Safety Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe This Summer

I always loved summer time as a kid, it meant spending time at the pool and hanging out with my friends on the weekends.  While I was growing up, my mom would often invest in a small wading pool for us so that we could swim in the backyard.  A wading pool is a small pool that is usually a few feet deep and can fill it up with water so that you can swim…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 13, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Prevent Heat Related Car Accidents This Summer

Each summer I always cringe when I hear sad stories on the new about parents or daycare workers accidentally leaving a child inside of a hot car, in some cases the child was only left alone few minutes.  As a mom, I always wondered how and why these kind of things happen to an infant or child.  I know that I personally make sure that my kids are out of the car…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 12, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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