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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Playskool Toys Coupons

Every Monday I go online to to print out the coupons I will use when I go grocery shopping that week. This week I found that has about $75 worth of coupons for Playskool Toys. The best part? They don't expire until January 15, 2010 which means you can use them to get holiday gifts for your baby. Also, you can print them twice which means you can use them to get holiday gifts for other babies. I also found out that if you go to you can print them again (I think twice each coupon but I only printed them once so I am not 100% sure on that one). So there you have it. Another way to save on baby toys.
Enjoy! Let me know the prices you find out on the toys. I will do some research and post on my blog later.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Dirty Dozen

I know it has been forever since I posted something. I have been doing some research lately on feeding my family Organic foods and switching our house cleaning supplies for more environment friendly alternatives. As far as food, I found out a list of foods that have the most pesticides in it. It is recommended that you go organic on these when possible.

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Berries
  7. Cherries
  8. Kale
  9. Lettuce
  10. Imported Grapes
  11. Carrots
  12. Pears

Jillian Michaels, trainer from The Biggest Loser and author, also recommends you go Organic as much as possible with

  1. Meats
  2. Dairy
  3. Eggs
  4. Coffee
  5. Any food you eat a lot

I purchase Earth's Best Organic Baby Food jars for our baby boy. Here in FL, Publix has them on sale often Buy One Jar Get One FREE and I use a $1 off 10 jars coupon. I save them in the pantry so I can have enough until the next sale comes.

Hope this little bit of info helps.

Stay Healthy!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Homemade Baby Cereal

I just tried it yesterday morning, and let me tell you it is super easy to make.
I used Barley, Brown Rice, and Oatmeal.
You can use any grain you prefer.
Millet is a good starter grain for babies who are just starting to eat solids but use less when using it to make the recipe found below (use 3 tablespoons instead of 1/4 cup). Also recommended is brown rice and Barley.
Oatmeal is recommended for older babies (about 6 months or older). I use the old fashion rolled oats but you can also use whole grain oats found at Health Food Stores.
Here is the recipe.
  • Measure 1/4 cup of either a single grain or Mix different kinds of grains.
  • In a pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
  • While the water gets to boil, place the grains in the blender. Set it to Grind (if your blender has that setting) and grind the grains for about 2 minutes. For babies just starting on solids make sure you grind it the full 2 minutes. For older babies who can eat chunkier food you can grind for less time. It will be very loud, so I recommend you have the baby as far away from the kitchen as possible.
  • Once the water starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and add the ground grains to the water. Whisk until well mixed.
  • Cover, and let it sit for about 10 minutes in low heat and whisk every couple of minutes or so.
  • After ten minutes, it should be done. Take it away from the heat and let it cool. You can divide it into two separate containers. The recipe makes 2 half a cup servings. If it ends up too chunky you can add breastmilk or formula to make it softer.
  • You can store the cereal in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 4 weeks.
I like to batch grind in advance and keep the ground grains in a glass container in the fridge. They can be stored in the fridge for up to a month. This way I have the ground grains ready and all I have to do is add the amount I need to the boiling water.
My baby loved the cereal. I added some fresh mango to it and he ate his whole half cup serving.
Once the baby is old enough to eat protein, you can add beans to the cereal to make it high protein cereal. Mix 1/3 cup of whole grains and 2 tablespoons of dried beans (no need to pre soak them in water). Grind them in the blender and add the grounds to 2 cups of boiling water. Continue cooking like in the recipe above. If you use soybeans, then cook for 20 minutes instead of 10.
The recipe is also in the Super Baby Food book. I changed it a little bit to fit my baby's taste and age.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Super Baby Food Book - More than just food

For all new moms out there, I would like to strongly recommend you get a copy of Super Baby Food book by Ruth Yaron. It has amazing advice on what kind of fruit and veggies to feed your baby and at what age plus it also has a section on Fun stuff to do for your baby or with your older kids. It also has tips on how to grow some of your own veggie plants (I am currently trying to grow avocado trees, I will keep you posted and let you know if they work out!). It also has recipes for baby food, tips on how to choose, cook, and store the baby food and much much more. It even has a recipe for making Baby Cereal and even directions on how to make your own homemade baby wipes!!!!
The book is amazing.
Visit the website

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Free Parents Magazines

There are two FREE magazines that provide tons of info for new and repeat parents. You can register online at

I am subscribed to both and I love them. They even have coupons too.

There are also two other magazines which are not free but they are at a low cost. They also have coupons and such plus great advice.

  • Parenting Magazine - Parenting also has a Cash Back Rewards Program called Parenting Privileges. If you are NOT a subscriber you can try it for 90 days FREE. You can also become a subscriber at $12 for a 3 year subscription which includes the Parenting Privileges for the life of your magazine subscription.
  • Parents Magazine -

These magazines offer info on Important Recalls and product reviews and such. I personally like all of these.

New Blog

Good evening everyone. I just started this new Blog to share my knowledge on baby care from a 1st time mom point of view. Please share the blog address with all your friends and family members. I look foward to sharing photos of my little bundle of joy as well as share info I have learned thru my own research.
Thanks for reading!!

God Bless!