If you have a burning question about house plants, you might consider submitting it to Houseplant411.com. This site has a section called "Ask Judy" where you can ask the houseplant expert, Judy, whatever you want that is related to plants. You may just get your question answered by Judy.
You can also learn how to identify a house plant at Houseplant411.com. The site has a section filled with detailed illustrations of the most popular house plants. If you have a house plant that you can't identify, this section of the site will be quite valuable to you. In addition to the illustration, you can also read more to learn about the specific plant as well as how to care for it properly.
Are you always forgetting to water your plants? You're not alone. It can be a hard thing for many people to remember to do. Fortunately Houseplant411.com has a handy watering reminder tool you can use. Just select what times of the day you need watering reminders and you will automatically get an email letting you know when it is time to water your plants. And if you're not sure how much they need watering, the site can tell you that, too. It's important to keep from watering too much or too little.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
It's true, I've become one of...them. The moment I considered cloth diapers I joked around about how crunchy granola I was becoming but I never in a million years thought I would even even give a second thought to consuming my placenta. Before you click away in a hurry thinking I've gone bonkers, hear me out.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It seems like most of the time when a baby is on the way, most of the attention gets shifted to the mother and baby. When it comes to gift giving for the occasion you'll see a lot of gifts like outfits and accessories for the baby, lotions and comfort items for mom and things of the like. How often do we consider dad in these situations? I mean, other than a handshake, hug or card, there's really not a whole lot out there that is marketed to really make a dad feel special and included in this big event.
DaddyScrubs does just that.
DaddyScrubs specializes in celebrating Daddy status with their unique line of hospital scrubs, tees, hoodies, and hats. Of course, they offer other personalized gift giving items like ties, mugs and photo frames, but they also offer books. What I like most about the books is that they have a 'Bag 'o Books' that are mommy themed or daddy themed. I don't know about you, but I'm not sure there's anything sweeter than a Daddy reading to a little one.
The day this hoodie arrived, it happened to be Jake that checked the mail and opened the packages. Before I was even aware that this had arrived, it was out of the package and on Jake. It has a distressed, vintage look. The hoodie comes preshrunk and although we ordered a large since Jake is tall with long arms, the sleeves were still a little bit short and it did shrink a tad bit more after a couple washes.
Even with it being a little short in the sleeves, Jake still wears it non-stop. In fact, the first day we got it and he wore it in public he had gotten a compliment on it within 15 minutes of leaving our house. The girl went on to say that DaddyScrubs should offer an "I'm the Mommy" line. I say, let's leave something for the dads, us moms get enough as it is.
What's your go to gift for new a new daddy?
Monday, May 20, 2013
Last week I was presented with what is probably my most embarrassing parenting moment to date.
Both of my girls have been feeling a little sick lately. Natalia was having some bad coughs along with a seriously goopy nose as well as having an ear infection. Kaliah has been having some scary little coughing fits and after having it for a week, and already seeing the doctor once, we were back for a follow up so they could check her for Pertussis (whooping cough).
Just before I made the call to get her seen that morning, I let Jake know that I would be leaving Natalia home with him. I had taken them both out alone twice the week before and really I just wanted to get in and out and back home without the hassle of another kiddo. Just as I'm walking out the door, Natalia starts throwing a HUGE tantrum because she wants to leave the house too. Since Jake had a lot of packages to get out the door for our business he wanted me to take her so he could get a little more work done. As I'm already running a bit late at this point I really hesitate to take her. I can already see she has ponytail bed head from the night before. After all, what would people think if they see my kid looking this messy in public?
Since it's easier than arguing and doesn't make me even more late for the appointment, I have Jake strap her into the car seat and we are on our way.
Once I get to the doctor's office and start helping Natalia out of her car seat, I notice that she had gotten even messier on the drive over. She had gotten some candy somehow just as I was walking out the door and I obviously didn't even notice. After checking in at the counter, I take both girls into the bathroom to get Natalia's face and hands cleaned.
We head back to the waiting area and as she climbs onto the bench I wonder what diaper she has on--hoping it's a trusted one for going out and not a fitted or my worst guess, one that was already soaked. Imagine how mortified I was when I lift her dress only to see that she doesn't have a diaper on at all! I just know I probably turned at least 6 shades of red in that moment.
It pretty much set the tone for my entire day. I focused more on keeping her dress (of course she had to be wearing a dress) pulled down in the doctor's office than I did on answering their questions. I would be lying if I said Jake didn't get chewed out a little bit for it, but in the end I am able to laugh about it because I just know that there are others out there that have either had similar or worse things happen to them.
On that note, I decided to share my funny experience and to encourage you guys to submit your own funny parenting moments for the chance to be featured in next week's Mommy Mishaps. ;)
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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