Cinella @ The Mommy Blog

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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

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December 21st, 2012

Holiday Gift Card Offers – 2012

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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October 19th, 2012

Hot Topic Friday *Bath Time*

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 »

October 13th, 2012

Sunday in my City – PalmFest!

Annaleah in her Sugar Sweet Baby wrap! (She wanted to see the world!)

Going into Palm Fest

Marmaduke! Read the rest of this entry »

September 21st, 2012

Toddler Trouble #2 – Talking

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?


September 14th, 2012

Toddler Trouble #1 – Fingers

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 »

September 10th, 2012

Guess who’s HERE!

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 »

August 29th, 2012

*Hot Topic* Friday – Mom’s going on Vacation

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~~~~~

Hot Topic:
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.

Mami’s Thoughts:
First off, who cares?! Second of all… Read the rest of this entry »


August 1st, 2012

2nd Annual Cloth Diaper Survey

cloth diaper pulse surveyDo 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.

April 30th, 2012

What’s for Dinner – Chili Night

Monday night was Chili Night. And Vetty & I got a little creative so I wanted to share a few pics and a review on the chili mix we used because it was sooo good. We’ve used this brand a few times because it had a coupon on it (and was on sale), so we grabbed a few boxes.

So, Chicken Chili was planned and we couldn’t find the cornbread mix. I
think my mom secretly made it one day and didn’t tell us, haha. So we
had to come up with another “bread dipping” method or recipe. This is
what we came up with and it went great!

So the Chilii mix we used was Read the rest of this entry »

April 22nd, 2012

Day 4: Real Simple, Real Cute!

Real Simple Real Diapers for Babies – Health benefits, cloth diapers in hospitals, or cloth diapers in day cares.

Photo Credits: Nicki’s Diapers

For Cloth Diapers in Day Cares… We have not tried, but last week I send emails and left messages with a few in my area and haven’t received any response from any of them. I take that as them saying, “Don’t call back the crazy lady!” hahaha. That also goes for using cloth in hospitals. I reached out to them last week, and again today via Facebook and Twitter, and no response back from them as well. I will ask my OB/GYN when I have my next appointment and see if he knows anything or who I can contact about that.

Then we move on to the Health Benefits of using Cloth Diapers! There are so many health benefits to using cloth diapers! Read the rest of this entry »