Filed under: Tips, Work/Life Balance | Tags: childrens labels, customizable childrens labels, dishwasher safe labels, household labels, labels for childrens school supplies, laundry safe labels, mabels labels, microwave safe labels, mommy wears heels
Julie Cole was a busy mom-of-three when her oldest son, Mack was diagnosed with autism. Knowing she needed a more flexible schedule to accommodate his therapy, she quit her job as a lawyer and began to refocus her life. In 2002, Cole and some close family members started Mabel’s Labels.
Mabel’s Labels were designed specifically to be dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe. Their sticky and clothing labels are customized with a child’s name, choice of color and icon. They also offer personalized stationery, ID wristbands and household labels.
Julie, (now a mom of six!) says this was all started from their group of moms frustrated by the amount of stuff that left their houses, never to return. (I’m sure we can all relate to that!) They continuously create innovative labels for babies, kids and grown-ups. I was quite amazed at what you can label! Check them out at www.mabel.ca
Filed under: Tips | Tags: mommy blog, mommy wears heels, mommy wears heels on facebook, moodiness while pregnant, pet peeves while pregnant
So, today I thought we would try something new and fun to get some conversation rolling…
I thought it would be a fun little game to do a fill-in-the-blank. When you were pregnant, or now that you are pregnant, what was the one thing that drove you crazy? Or what did people say to you that really struck a nerve? Comment on this post below and have fun reading what people write. You will soon realize, you are not alone!
It drove me NUTS when people told me I looked tired! No shit, Sherlock! I get up to pee every 30 minutes and my child is practicing to be the next Landon Donovan… What the hell do you expect?
It’s your turn now! What was/is your biggest pet peeve…
* oh, and make sure to check the facebook fan page for Mommy Wears Heels… people comment there too!
Filed under: Tips | Tags: cynthia rowley diapers, designer diapers, diapers, huggies denim diapers, pampers by cynthia rowley, target.com
Getting tired of Sesame Street characters? Think Pooh and his friends are so last season? And we can’t forget about this seasons must-have diaper—the Huggies faux denim diaper, but are you ready for the latest? Pampers by Cynthia Rowley will be available in 11 colorful styles – for boys and girls – beginning in mid July 2010 at Target stores and on www.target.com.
The diaper collection will be available in pastel designs including madras, stripes and printed ruffles. One diaper not only looks cute, but it even teaches numbers by having them all over in the pattern! “As a mom, I wanted other moms and dads to have more options in every part of their lives — even diapers,” said Rowley. “It’s the first piece of clothing your baby will ever wear, and it should be special.”
And I gotta say… they are pretty cute!
Filed under: Tips | Tags: ballet flats, flip flops, high heels, high heels while pregnant, mommy wears heels, ugg boots, wearing heels while pregnant
Now, we all know I LOVE heels… but some people would rather eat bugs that strut around in a pair of sky-high stilettos while preggo. I get that they’re not that comfy (they just look hot!) but I actually toned down the 5 inchers to about 3 the bigger I got—my safety was becoming a little more important!
It came as no surprise the Society of Podiatrists (aka the Preggo Fashion Police) issued a warning against wearing heels as much as possible while pregnant. Other offenders, however, were a little tougher to swallow: Ballet flats, UGG boots, and flip-flops (pretty much my entire shoe closet). Seriously, I thought those were pretty safe bets…
According to Podiatrist Lorraine Jones, all of these are unsuitable for daily wear in pregnancy because they do not provide the feet with the necessary support. Well then, what the heck are we supposed to wear? As a rule, she says women should opt for 1.2 inch heels as they shift weight a little further forward on to the feet, which can help alleviate discomfort. If women must wear high heels, they should only do so very occasionally and at events where they will not be on their feet for too long, she adds.
yeah, yeah, yeah… so she wants us to be fat AND look like a shrew?
Filed under: Tips | Tags: art van furniture, artvan.com, baby book, baby calendar, documenting milestones, mommy wears heels, new parent tips, pocket calendar, working mother, writing down baby milestones
It’s very common in my office to have people come up to me and ask how my son is doing. Besides having pictures of him all over my desk, he is a frequent visitor to the good ol’ corporate office of Art Van Furniture. The kid has been held by probably ½ the staff—being passed around from person to person with everyone wanting to take him home.
Yesterday, someone came up to me and asked what new or funny thing he had done over the weekend. I wracked my brain for a moment (because everything he does is brilliant and new in my opinion) and finally came up with rolling all over the place. “He’s a rolling fool,” I commented back to her. Then she asked about his first time rolling over… and when I couldn’t give her an exact date she was shocked! “But he’s your first baby,” she said to me. “Everything should be documented in his baby book!”
Well, call me a bad mommy… I hadn’t written down the exact day/hour/minute he had rolled over for the first time. Seriously though, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Maybe if I had one more hour I’d have the time to fill in the baby book—especially considering I have 2. So of course, I couldn’t stop thinking about her comment for the rest of the day, because when things bother me I can’t get them out of my head. Driving home, I had an idea… and since I don’t have too many of them, I really feel the need to share it! Why not buy a pocket-sized calendar for the baby to note exciting and new things that happen? Keep it in your purse so it’s always handy, then one day when you have the time to actually work on the baby book, say when he’s 18, you’ll have all the dates in front of you. It’ll probably be fun to look back on the littlest things… even if it does make you feel old!