Mixed Pears BiteSizers

It happens to us all we are out and about with our kids and its time to eat. The only thing is we need to cut up the food for our toddler or are older kids both want the hot dog you packed in your lunch bag and you only have one. BiteSizers to the rescue. Instead of having to tear everything apart with your fingers which is unsanitary plus just plain messy you can use these nifty little scissors that come in their own carrying case. I use them both on the go and at home. Sometimes they are just easier to use then a knife and when we are out and about they are really all I use because we are mostly on the go and I don;t always have prep time. Mostly I just grab things throw them in a lunch bag and my toddler snacks throughout the day. I can now cut things up quickly without the huge mess which makes me so super happy. It’s the little things in life that make your day easier that can make such a difference .
BiteSizers are easy-to-use, convenient portable kitchen shears that are perfect for cutting up baby food faster than a fork & knife. Designed by parents to withstand the rigors of parenting and raising toddlers. They are designed to also be held upright and cut vertically which holds the food down so it doesn’t run away. Cut one handed! Prep and share your food with your child anywhere you eat, quickly and easily. Promotes healthy eating by exposing kids early to foods. Establish good eating habits early with a wider variety of healthy flavors and textures – right from your own plate. Certified Food-Safe: The only baby food scissors certified by the NSF Home Products Certification. Free of BPA, Lead, PVC, Phthalates, and Formaldehyde. • Snap-On Cover • Built-In Sizer Guide: In the middle of the scissors is a 1/2″ circle as an always-with-you reference • Comfort Grips: fits Moms & Dads hands • Rounded Tips: Utensil grade Japanese 420J2 Stainless Steel blades have rounded tips for less poking and scratching • Soft Food Cutting Grooves: Makes it easier to keep small chunks of soft foods like cheeses and tofu from sticking to the blade.
Safe for Food. Certified by NSF International. BPA-Free, Lead-Free, PVC-Free, Phthalates-Free, Formaldehyde-Free.
Best tool for baby led weaning, starting solids, and first foods.
Great for DIY babyfood, bento boxes with fun bites, and cutting meal prep time so you can enjoy a hot meal again.
Perfect after outgrowing puree pouches, a food masher, or a baby food maker / machine.
Buy It: You can purchase BiteSizers on the Mixed Pears site.

Disclaimer:  I received a pair of BiteSizers for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

A cozy nook

I know  I mostly write about what we do with the kids but we have dogs too. I set out for this to be a new dog bed but it really has been taken over by the kids so they both share.

What you will need: an old playpen

fabric about 2 yards worth

string or rope or ribbon

thread and a needle or a glue gun

optional: pillows, blankets etc


Cut away the netting on three or all four sidesIMG_20151210_105939793

Lay your fabric across the top so you can get an idea of how you want it to go. I just cut away where necessary.IMG_20151210_110015856

I wanted to cover the side rails with some fabric so I cute fabric to cover each post and then did just a few stitches to attach you could also use a glue gone and forget about the thread and needleIMG_20151210_110652227

simple stitches or gluing on the sides and middleIMG_20151210_110720208

and then tie with rope, ribbon or whatever you like and your done


as you can see the kids kind of took it over IMG_20151210_120349566

but the puppies do get a turn tooIMG_20151210_123234217 IMG_20151210_123311461



Strider Bike Review

Disclaimer: I recieved a strider bike for review purposes. This did not effect my review my opinions are my own.
Whether you have one or three kids you are going to most likely be helping your child learn to ride a bike. While this might seem easy believe me it can be very trying. Especially if you have more than one child to teach. My eldest has still not mastered the fine balance of bike riding, while my second is trying hard to win the race to mastering bike riding, and my third is trying desperately to keep up. What I love about the Strider Bikes is that they can help kids learn that balancing they need without pedals to get in the way. They are also light and adjustable in size. Which means my youngest can use it and then with some quick adjusting so can my middle child who is still learning to balance just right. It also means you can use this bike for a longer period of time and can use it at different stages of development.
STRIDER balance bikes are the industry-leader when it comes to helping children as young as 18 months learn to ride on two wheels. The lightweight, pedal-less design allows children to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by walking or running. This natural method puts the focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are scientifically proven to increase balance in children of all abilities in a fun and engaging way.
Buy it: Visit the Strider Bikes site to purchase any of their great products including but not limited too balance bikes

Bringing Home Baby Event: Oilo Changing Pad Cover and Topper- Video Review

Keep your diaper changing station sanitary and chic with Oilo’s two-tiered cotton changing pads with quick release quilted top. Featuring a sturdy, 100% cotton duck underpinning and a removable plush quilted top, Oilo’s changing pad covers allow you to easily exchange and wash pad toppers without removing the entire cover. Covers are 16 inches wide and measure 33 inches in length.

When it comes to maintaining a clean diaper changing station, don’t let your hip-wrangling bambino catch you off guard. Stay stocked and stylish with extra changing pad toppers from Oilo. Thanks to a soft quilted sateen fabric and an innovative quick release system for washing and exchanging, Oilo pad toppers are as convenient as they are comfortable. Toppers are offered in multiple patterns and ship pad-ready with two Velcro strips.

Watch my video review below!

Buy It: Visit the Oilo site to purchase the Oilo Changing Pad Cover and Pad

This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review

Bringing Home Baby Event: Tweezerman Baby Manicure Kit- Review

Cutting a baby’s nails is nerve racking. I always cut my kiddos nails while they were sleeping but even then if you don’t have the right tools it can be a disaster. Even now with a five and a three year old I am always fighting with them to cut their nails. So I am hoping with Winkles we will change this cycle and have as pleasant a time we can have with nail trimming. To have a fresh start I found the best baby manicure set ever! The Tweezerman Baby Manicure Kit what I really like about this set is that everything is made with baby in mind. They are tools that are easy to use and very precise so baby is sure to get a nice trim. Baby’s nails grow so quickly and they have a tendency to scratch themselves especially their beautiful little faces. So keeping their nails trim and clean is so important this set has everything you need which makes life so much easier.

Here are some great tips from the Tweezerman Site:
Remove dirt and germs by gently brushing tiny nails in warm, soapy water with our Baby Nail Brush. To Clip, lift leveraged handle of our Baby Nail Clipper up and turn. Place the baby’s nail in the opening (making sure the fleshy finger ends are not near the blades). Press handle down gently. Delicately trim sharp nail edges with our Baby Nail Scissors, featuring rounded tips for safety. (For use on infants over two months in age). Lightly file nail-ends with our Baby Nail File, smoothing each edge to prevent nails from catching clothing or scratching baby’s delicate skin.

Buy It: Visit the Tweezerman site to purchase the Tweezerman Baby Manicure Kit

This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review