About our blogger: Cinella @ The Mommy Blog
Cinella from The Mommy Blog here. Wanna learn more about me? Well, I'm 26, Texas, Wife, Mommy (2 girls) and I love blogging and passionate about the environment and my family! Been blogging for only two years and I love it! So many interesting and knowledgeable bloggers out there. Thanks for letting me be apart of the bloggy world.
Cinella @ The Mommy Blog
Happy Thursday! Who’s ready for Friday? I probably say it too much, bur Friday is like any other day for most moms… but tomorrow I am excited! We’ll be going on a road trip to take the girls to a different park, have a pic-nic and visit the mall and carousel. Because of that we’ve been saving money to get the girls a little treat while we’re there and cooking and eating at home more often than not. We eat at home the majority of the time, and we did eat out once this week when we went to run some errands out of town as well.
So I thought I’d share a recipe that I used a few weeks ago to keep your costs low and make a few meals during the week with this. You just have to add the protein and carbs! Read the rest of this entry »
Hope ya’ll are having a great Holiday with family and friends. I think we’re having a great time! ((These posts are scheduled)) We are out of town and I hope you enjoy this post from Amanda at Simple Saving Savvy. Thanks to Amanda for sharing her recipe with us. I think ya’ll will love it and if you try it out let us know! I have also wanted to make my own fabric softner. I usually don’t use any, but when hubby decides to wash his own clothes (once every few months or so) he goes out and pays full price for that stuff. If you have a recipe that you like to use, feel free to share it with us. Click HERE to see the original post. Enjoy & Merry Christmas! - Cinella
RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE POWDERED LAUNDRY DETERGENT
1 bar Fels-Naptha (grated finely)
1 1/2 cups Borax
1 1/2 cups Washing Soda
Mix all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight container. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load of laundry.
Your total cost for the batch will be around $2.19. If you use 2 tablespoons per load, you’ll get 36 loads out of the batch which works out to just $0.06 per load.
If you would like, you can also add 1 cup of oxi-clean to the mix to increase stain removing ability. This will increase your cost to about $0.08 per load. Read the rest of this entry »
Tis the Season for Holiday Bonus Gift Card Offers!
This time of year many Restaurants (and some retailers) will offer bonus deals when you buy gift cards. Use the bonus for yourself or pass it on as a gift too. Either way, now is the time to stock up. Most are available till the end of the year, unless otherwise noted.
Thanks to Mission to Save for some of the offers. Check out her blog HERE and some of the other gift card offers she has!
Restaurant Bonus Gift Card Offers 2012!
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Welcome to Hot Topic # 4. Gonna make this one a quicky…. gotta get back to doing laundry, lol. Eli has a bacterial infection and is super clingy. She’s taking a nap, so I thought I’d type this out real quick before she wakes up…..
I wanted to talk about something I have been thinking about since having another baby (she’s going on 10 weeks now!). It’s not really a “hot topic” just a “What do you think” type blog today. It’s something we all do and I think we should enjoy it…
Bath time to me is a chore and I feel like a bad mother if I don’t bathe my girls everyday. But I don’t! My oldest daughter, who’s now 8, use to love to take a bath. When she was a baby I would bathe her atleast 4-5 times a day. And then I stopped taking her a bath when she started school at around 5. I gave her the excuse that she’s a big girl and if she wants to be stinky then she didn’t have to take a bath. And now she also sees bath as a chore and usually whines when I tell her it’s time to take a bath. With her, I know that she now does have to take a bath daily because she sweats and is starting to stink, especially her feat, lol.
Then when we had baby number two Read the rest of this entry »
Annaleah in her Sugar Sweet Baby wrap! (She wanted to see the world!)
Going into Palm Fest
Marmaduke! Read the rest of this entry »
Even thought my Eli is not really a toddler anymore I thought I wouldbring ya’ll a new weekly series…. TODDLER TROUBLE! I’ll probably change the name but it seems to fit what she’s going through at the moment. So Toddler Trouble will be a blog post all about what’s going on in my 3 year olds life; blog posts from her perspective, my thoughts, stories she tells and just life with a toddler… sounds fun, hu?!
*** If you’re a blogger and want to join in, let me know and maybe we can make this a linky ***
Yes, it’s hard to admit but my daughter is already 42 months (3 1/2) and still isn’t officially “talking.” The only people that can understand her are me and her big sister. We asked our doctor about it before she turned three and has been going to speech therapy twice a week for an hour and even though I know she has made tremendous progress, she is still about 9 months behind. She is starting to say 5 word sentences, but again, no one can understand what she’s saying. I must admit that I do not read to her everyday, but I talk to her like I do any other person. I don’t talk to her like a baby. I also have been trying to not to ask her yes/no questions to see if I can get more practice for her. Don’t get me wrong, she does talk A LOT! She just doesn’t say her consonants.
Another thing is about her therapy… they do not allow us in the room with her?! I thought that was very odd. I would think that it would benefit us because we can see what they are working on with her so that we can reinforce it or reward her when she “practices” at home. But we don’t and they really don’t tell us much, just that she did good or she participated that day. When she first started going she liked it and then she would cry when we told her it was time to go and she would throw a fit. Obviously I didn’t want her to go anymore, but now she really likes it and doing great. What are your thoughts on that?
Question: Can anyone relate?
Even thought my Eli is not really a toddler anymore I thought I would bring ya’ll a new weekly series…. TODDLER TROUBLE! I’ll probably change the name but it seems to fit what she’s going through at the moment. So Toddler Trouble will be a blog post all about what’s going on in my 3 year olds life; blog posts from her perspective, my thoughts, stories she tells and just life with a toddler… sounds fun, hu?!
So today is Day 1! And I already know what I’m going to talk about….
For the past few weeks, maybe even more, Eli seems to have regressed into a teething baby! She is always putting her fingers in her mouth and eating them! I would kinda get it if she had food on them, but she doesn’t. She just licks, sucks and bites her finger. I tried getting a photo of her doing it, but I think she’s not very proud of her new habit and she knows that Mami & Daddy don’t like it when she does it. lol
When she does do it we do tell her that her fingers don’t go in her mouth Read the rest of this entry »
Today marks the 2 week (and one day) “birthday” of my newborn….
She was born on….
July 30th at 5:18 AM
She weighed 7lbs 6.3oz
And was 17in long
I was 35 wks and 5 days pregnant
Here’s the last photo of me taken pregnant. It was taken at my grandfathers’ birthday party on Saturday, July 28th. Little did I know it would be my last photo. Everyone was telling me to go into labor that weekend. Everyone left on Sunday afternoon and that night… Read the rest of this entry »
I’m going to be testing out some new potential “Weekly” posts…. First one up…. *Hot Topic* Friday! Where I share a hot topic, give my opinion and then see what ya’ll have to say about it!
~~~~~Mom’s going on Vacation~~~~~
So, a hot topic we are all hearing about this week, No! Not what went on in Vegas with Prince Harry!, but about a mom who is going on vacation. Not just because she’s going on vacation, but because she’s also a mother who is leaving her 10 week old baby behind! If you haven’t read her blog post on Mommyish you can read it HERE.
First off, who cares?! Second of all… Read the rest of this entry »
Do you use cloth diapers? Have you ever used cloth diapers? Diaper Shops (Kelly’s Closet) wants to hear from you. Their 2012 Cloth Diaper Pulse Survey is collecting responses from 3,000 participants (moms, dads, caregivers, etc) about their cloth diaper habits.
The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will
ask you all sorts of questions about your family and your cloth diaper
What will the do with the results? You can review the results of the 2011 Cloth Diaper Pulse Survey to see what they found out last year. They will be publishing the official report and white paper in early August to let companies, manufacturers, media sources, and customers know what the current trendsare in the cloth diaper industry (according to your results).
Once 3,000 unique individuals have completed the survey the survey will officially close so that they can calculate the results. Don’t forget to share the survey link with other families who have used cloth diapers.
TAKE THE 2ND ANNUAL CLOTH DIAPER SURVEY NOW!