Christy Garrett's Blog – April 2013 Archive (26)

Newborn Hearing Screening – My Daughter’s Story

I remember the day that I went into labor with my daughter, we were out celebrating my mother’s birthday and just as I was getting ready to crawl into bed.  I heard a pop and knew instantly that my water had broke.  Of course, I should have known better but I immediately ran to the bathroom and sat on the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 30, 2013 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Edema: How Much Swelling During Pregnancy is Too Much?

Many pregnant women will experience some swelling in their hands and feet during the course of their pregnancy, especially, during the last few weeks when your uterus and your baby is putting more pressure on your pelvis.  This additional pressure is causing your body to have to work harder to return the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 29, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

First Years MiPump Breast Pump Review

The First Years MiPump breast pump is great for mom’s who need an inexpensive electric breast pump. This breast pump is compact and is easy to carry around on the go. It comes with a convenient carrying bag so that you can carry it around without everyone knowing what it is. The bag is stylish and resembles a tote bag or diaper bag.

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 29, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Book Review: Snow Escape by Roberta Goodman

I am finished reading another great book called “Snow Escape” by Roberta Goodman.  I have been following her on twitter for a few weeks and I had seen several posts regarding her book.  I sent her a message on Twitter and asked her if I could review her book.  She said, “that she would be honored if I reviewed her book.” This book is full of twists and turns, leaving you wondering where the author is going to lead each of the characters…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 25, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Why Do Puzzles Make Great Learning Tools?

Yesterday when I went to pick up my son from daycare, he was playing and having a great time.  The teacher was letting all of the kids in his classroom play with puzzles and my son was trying very hard to get the puzzle pieces into the right spot.  It was fun to watch him play and learn a new skill.  I…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 24, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Baby Mittens Help Keep your Newborn From Scratching Their Face

Does your newborn constantly have scratch marks on their face?  As a mom, this used to drive me crazy because I didn’t want my beautiful babies face all scratched up.  When my oldest son was a baby, I found these cute mittens that covered up his hands to keep him from scratching up his face even if I just…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 23, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Surprise Mom With A Mother’s Day Ring – Learn Why She Wants One

Do you want to give the mother in your life a mother’s ring?  A mother’s ring is a great piece of jewelry that displays each of her child’s birthstone and make a great surprise gift.  A birthstone can represent a child that is living or one that has passed on.  I know that mom’s around the world long to have…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 23, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Book Review: Green Lake by S.K. Epperson

Are you looking for a great book to read?  Do you like being drawn into a good book that you can’t put down?  Then I highly recommend that you read “Green Lake” by S.K. Epperson.  This book touches on almost every subject that many people have a difficult time understanding or relating to.  These topics include: divorce, alcohol abuse, murders, homicides, racism, suicide, pedophiles, attraction to dead corpses and sexual urges with the corpses, arson, abusive relationships, sexual…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 22, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Why is it Important to Take Prenatal Vitamins While Pregnant or When Trying to Conceive?

Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body; therefore, it is important that you take care of your unborn baby and your own body.  Prenatal vitamins are very important and help ensure that you are getting enough nutrients.  Make that you pick up the vitamins that your doctor has prescribed or has asked you to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 19, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

13 Signs that Your Toddler Is Ready to Start Potty Training

A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time to let my son pick out a potty seat.  We choose to get a potty seat that easily fits on the regular toilet, so that I wouldn’t have to retrain him to use the big potty once he had potty training down.  Besides that the daycare he attends also uses a potty seat…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 18, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

How to Make a Diaper Cake Motorcycle

I wanted to make my Sister-in-Law a diaper cake for her baby shower.  I didn’t want to make a traditional diaper cake.  I got an idea that I saw on Pinterest and decided to try and make her a diaper cake motorcycle.  Since she is having a little boy, I thought it would be perfect.  I took my daughter with me to the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 17, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Basic Essential Baby Items: 16 Baby Items that You Need to Care for a Newborn

Babies will never judge their parents for the amount of stuff that they had when they were little or didn’t have when they were babies.  In fact, most babies only need a few basic necessities in order to be adequately cared for and they don’t need a bunch of fancy things.  A baby will use most of their baby gear for a short period of time and they quickly grow out of it.  If you are expecting and have a limited budget, I would recommend that parents buy or register for the following…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 16, 2013 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

Baby Shower Game: Create a New Diaper Style Using Toilet Paper

This past weekend I attended my Sister-in-Laws baby shower.  She is expecting a baby boy in May and I can’t wait to meet her newest addition.  The shower was a success. Mom and dad to be got showered with gifts to make their new baby feel loved and welcomed.

The room was decorated with a jungle theme and her cake was so cute.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 16, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Why Is It Important For Married Couples to Plan Dates Nights Together?

I am looking forward to my date on Friday and Saturday with my husband.  We are planning on going away overnight so that we can spend some quality time with each other without any distractions.  We feel that is it very important to invest time into our marriage and take the time to remember why we fell in…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

15 Tips for Dad To Bond With Their Newborn Baby

Dad, do you feel as if you are having trouble bonding with your baby?  Many dad’s feel as if it is harder to bond with their newborn baby, especially, if mom chooses to breast feed their baby.  If you are feeling left out and can’t participate in your baby’s feedings, use these 15 tips to help bond with your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Give Your Car Some TLC with These Great Cleaning Tips

Does your car need some tender loving care?  Have your kids helped trashed your car?  If you have kids, you probably are already aware of how much stuff tends to accumulate in the car and if you are a new parent, here is what you can look forward to in the future.  I know that if I went out to the car right…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 11, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Give Your Bathroom A Cleaning Makeover Using These Great Tips

Is your bathroom a disaster?  Does your bathroom need deep cleaning?  I know mine is usually cluttered with beauty products and personal items on the bathroom counter.  The bathrooms in our house are lacking in storage so our personal care items usually end up sitting on top of the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 10, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

A SteamVac is a Great Investment if you Have Young Children or Pets

Kids are a parents pride and joy; however, they tend to be good at making messes around the house.  I remember when my oldest son was a baby, he was constantly getting into things that he wasn’t supposed to get into the moment you turned your back for a few seconds or he was off making messes in the house…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 9, 2013 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Banana Crumb Muffins or Bread Recipe

Do you have bananas that are about to go bad?  If so, don’t toss them out.  They are perfect for making banana muffins or bread.  In fact, they can even be be turning brown.  These muffins are not only easy to make but they are very moist and tasty.  The crumb topping was fantastic on top of the muffins even some of mine my muffins didn’t come out looking pretty.  I wanted to make something that was a bit different than the traditional banana bread recipe.

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Deep Cleaning Your Child’s Bedroom

Does your child’s room need a deep cleaning?  Does their room look similar to the one in the photo?  If your child’s room looks similar to the photo then it is time to help them get their room organized and give their room a makeover.  From time to time it is important for you and your child to purge and get…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

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