Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Camp

Summer Camp has it's impact on all of us...fortunately for us, my father decided to contribute towards a week of a camp that my oldest daughter is at this week. It is an interesting side effect that it is pretty far away from our house, and it is a daycamp. It takes about 40m to drive out there and so now I'm looking at this week ahead of us and thinking about what I can do to kill some time during the day, with my little ones (4 & 2yo) during the day...

So far I have been tipped off about a Kids Museum, and also another Zoo (I say another because this isn't "the" zoo of Seattle that we usually go to). I am thinking of a beach, well lakeside, day too with a picnic etc. will probably be in order...and I'm hoping that one of the days we can hang out at the camp which is on a farm, and partake in all the activities there...of course the open days might not be open while camp is going on.

It's an adventure though any way you look at it! Combined with the constant dietary pivot even more so.

One cool added side effect is that between home and camp is Daddy's office, so we will be picking him up most days which is very nice. This morning he even drove with us all the way to the farm which was a fun surprise.

Maybe another Seattle Ferris Wheel day is needed sometime soon...

I haven't decided on any other summer camps but I really do want to get the girls into swimming lessons...so maybe we'll just do that instead. We are definitely enjoying this hot Seattle summer though.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What is a Nursette?

I had to google this one...I got an email from a big toy/baby chain store (from my registry 4 years ago?) advertising 50% off these things called "Nursettes". I imagined since it uses the word "Nurse" which refers to of course breastfeeding, it had something to do with little boobs? Maybe those nipple shields that help sometimes when women are having troubled nursing? Perhaps it is for shy nursing moms who want a small kind of cover to wear over themselves and baby for privacy when they Nurse In Public.

No.

Nursettes are little prefilled, premixed bottles of formula that are ready for baby. One of the things that came up in the google search even said that it was for newborns which I kind of reacted to. I reacted to it with sympathy for the baby who is fed that upon being brought into this world rather than the milk that mother nature made custom for that baby through mom. I felt tears welling up thinking about the mom who for some reason, either guilt, shame, or maybe medical reasons decided not to give this gift to her baby. I can only imagine the feelings that go with it.

Then I started thinking of the other side...the business side of it. I wonder if in the product development meetings,  that led to labeling this artificial human milk product after the process used to extract actual human milk from the mammary glad of a human, were hoping that the reference would make it seem more pure? More natural? I'm sure it is definitely more convenient than those cans that they sell of powder to mix into the stuff, I wonder if they sell "Nurses" for the larger babies? I mean if they use the word "Nursette" then it is referring to a smaller version of something called "Nurse" or "Nurses" right? Then I started thinking about little nurses and yeah, well I think that was about the time I googled the word because I had no idea.

I think I was hoping it was a cover, which I was thinking about blogging about because I personally never felt the need for a nursing cover. That would have been a much lighter blog post, research project, whatever the last twenty minutes was. I could have even supported that as I know some pretty cool moms who make and sell those (like LilSoak)

Now I think I just want to go snuggle my baby sleeping next to me as I type this up...and when he wakes up saying "Na-na!" I'll lift my shirt, and give him a sip of mommy milk so he can doze back to sleep...yawn...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mobilize Mom!!

Ok, I've been registering a few domains recently...I sometimes can't help myself. The ones I have been contributing to the most frequently are:

Mobilizemom.me (as in "Mobilize Momme (Mommy)"
I am using this site to wax poetic about all the things I love to use to stream the efficiency of life as a mom of three. I only post when I have something relevant to share.

and...

JustRelaxMom.com
On JustRelaxMom I am pouring my heart out about my diet that I have embarked on, as well as other fabulous things that help me relax...hoping to post some spa reviews on here sometime soon!

Can you sense the mom theme?

I'm trying to decide which of these sites, or maybe another site, will make the most sense to post reviews about how kid-friendly different cafe's and parks are for kids...I'm sick of ending up at parks without bathrooms for example it's crazy! I think Saner.gy needs to become a big part of our country too...we could use it. Maybe I'll stick to my KristinBennett.com site for that...I can write about my Pike Market experience the other day...


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Getting bigger and redder!!

I'm loving how this one is ripening!!


Container Organizing Begins

I'm attempting to make or front yard more of a cool urban mama food garden look than a crazy plant lady look so I moved them from being all bunched up by the house to the perimeter of the yard...I figure it also help to keep all the plant accessible for watering while semi containing the kids in the yard too. I cab also reach then all pretty easily for harvest.

I am playing with putting up a short faux fence to cover the front of the pots though...think it would be a bit more visually appealing...not sure though. I'd like to think I could make them but not sure what I'd use our when I'd do it. I am keeping my eyes open for ideas though...