Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Have a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!  See you in 2011!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Is this Crazy?

I have so many hopes and dreams for my life.  Right now I am living my dream...I am able to stay at home with my wonderful little girl!  I love it, and I want nothing more!

But, I also have a job that I love.  I am an OB/Labor and Delivery nurse and I love my job!  Don't get me wrong, I love my little girl, but some days...I miss my job.  Every two weeks, I get to go play nurse for two shifts...and by the end of my two shifts, I am ready to be off for two weeks! ;)  But I have a dream to one day get my certificate in Midwifery and be a CNM.  Some days that responsibility scares the heck out of me and I just want to stay a lowly nurse and follow orders...and some days I want my CNM so badly!  But then I remind myself that I am living my dream by staying home!  Why would I throw 10's of thousands of dollars into a degree that I don't want to use for many years to come!  There is no way that I want to be on call 24/7 and have to work AT LEAST 5 days a week at this point!!!  I am just getting started on my family!  Work should be the last thing on my mind!

Then, the even crazier thoughts come.  Call me insane, but I would LOVE to open an online store!  Of course, I would want cloth diapers and accessories...but also other mommy, baby, pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc items!  It is one of those fantasies that is totally nuts but I could totally see myself doing!

Yikes!  Am I certifiable?  Or just a "dream big" kind of girl?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Time to get back to the grind!

With Christmas over and New Year's coming, it is time for me to get back into things.  I plan to have another review or two up in the next week, I have a couple giveaways coming, and I am still getting sponsors lined up for Under Cover Month!  The review packages as well as some of the giveaways are rolling in and I am SO excited!  It is always fun to try new products, give my reviews aka 2 cents on them, and the best part...share will all of you through giveaways!  So stay tuned, lots to come!

Friday, December 24, 2010


Merry Christmas to the following winners!  Winners were chosen via  Winners will be emailed as well as announced here and have until Tuesday December 28th to respond.  Normally, winners would only have 48 hours, but with the holiday, I am extending it in case they are out of town.  If the winners have not responded by Tuesday, new winners will be chosen!

The Winner of the Chubby Cheeks Mini Diaper is....

#13  lulusmama said...

I just love the "Bright Mini Dots" on White PUL with an Aqua Bamboo Fleece inner and white snaps.

The Winner of the Best Baby Organics Wall Art is...

#2  rubymum26 said...
I follow you through google connect.  Fly to my Lovey in multi color <3

Congrats to the winners!  And HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Review for CSN Stores!

I have been contacted by CSN Stores to do a product review!  CSN Stores is an online conglomeration of over 200 stores with items ranging from Toys, Diapers, and Baby Gear to Cookware, Furniture, and Counter Height Stools.  Their wide range of items makes them an easy online place to go for all of your shopping needs!

This product review will be a little different than any other review that I have conducted.  CSN Stores has offered to give me $25 toward any item in any of their stores to review.  I have not yet decided what to purchase.  They do sell some Cloth Diapers and they have a TON of baby gear, toys, games, etc.  So I am asking you what you would like to see reviewed.  You may take a look through their stores and then offer suggestions.

Here are a few of my ideas:  G-diapers Package, BabyKicks 3G Pocket Diaper, BabyKicks Organic Fitted Diaper, a Video Monitor for the Nursery, or any other baby/toddler item, toy, or gear.  I would love to try out a Baby Bjorn carrier, but the weight limit is listed as 22 pounds.  So maybe with the next baby!

So what do you think?  What do you want to see a review on?  Let me know in a comment response to this post! Or you may email me at!

Disclosure for this post and review only:  I was asked by CSN Stores to include the hyperlink to the keyword "counter height stools" as part of their promotion and as part of the agreement and terms of the review.  In this way, I am receiving a $25 compensation for advertising their store.  I am in turn able to receive an item to review.  I did this of my own choice and will conduct the review honestly.  This compensation will not effect the review in any way.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Don't Forget to Enter!

Both of the current giveaways, the Chubby Cheeks Mini Diaper and Best Baby Organics Wall Art will end tomorrow at Midnight!  So make sure that you have all of your entries in!  Winners will be announced on Friday!  Two lucky people will get a Christmas Eve prize!!!

Good Luck!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Stay Tuned for Under Cover Month!

I am THRILLED to announce that The Mommy Goods is teaming up with Cloth Diaper Addiction and other blogs to present "Under Cover Month!"

I have been quite open and honest in the past about my lack of understanding when it comes to fitteds, prefolds/ flats, and covers!  Well, it seems that I am not alone and that many cloth diapering parents out there shy away from these "old-fashioned" diapering methods!  This is how "Under Cover Month" has developed.  In order to raise awareness and understanding of these ultra reliable diapering options and hopefully raise awareness of how easy they are to use, Cloth Diaper Addiction decided to put on an event called "Under Cover Month."  As the title implies, this event will be focused on those diapers/ diapering products/ etc that have to deal with covers and what to use under a cover!

Under Cover Month will take place March 6th-26th so mark your calendars!!!  Week one will be all about Fitteds.  Week two will be all about Prefolds and Flats.  And Week three will be dedicated to covers!  The event will bring you mamas lots of information (the do's, don'ts, and how-to's!), reviews, and best of all....GIVEAWAYS!!!  I know that I have some AMAZING giveaways from some AWESOME sponsors already lined up!  And let me tell you...I am totally JEALOUS of you guys because I cannot enter to win these great items and packages!!!

So stay tuned!  And make sure that you are following all of the blogs involved including The Mommy Goods and Cloth Diaper Addiction as we will ALL be having our own reviews and giveaways!!!  Many chances to win and many great prizes!!!  Links below are for the participating blogs, check them out!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sorry I have been MIA!

Sorry I have been MIA from the blog the past few days.  I worked this weekend, night shifts.  Ugh.  My body just doesn't want to bounce back from night shift the way that it used to when I worked nights Full Time.  I have a few announcements and such, but I am going to wait until tomorrow.  My head will be clearer and I won't feel like a walking zombie.  Always good things!

Don't forget to Enter both giveaways that are up right now.  They will both be ending the 23rd, at the end of this week!  So make sure that your entries are submitted!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Kelly Wels: Mommy Blogger Profile

I am so excited and honored to be featured as a Mommy Blogger on Kelly's new blog site!  Kelly Wels is the founder of Diaper which includes Kelly's Closet, Fuzzibunz Online, Happy Heinys Online, One Size Diaper Store, and Bulk Cloth Diaper.  Kelly is amazing and I am so excited to be featured on her blog!  Head over to her amazing new blog to check out my profile and you can enter her amazing giveaways while you are there!!!

Thank you Kelly!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fluff Envy Holiday Wish

Don't Forget to head over to Fluff Envy's page to enter to win your Holiday Wish!!!  This is a great giveaway!  You tell them what you wish for from their store, and on the 18th they are going to randomly pick a winner!  If they get 250 entries, they will pick TWO winners!  I just checked, and they are at 248 entries!  So go get your entry in and you may win what you wish for!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Free One Size Diaper!

Kelly's Closet has a Free One Size Diaper with $29 purchase coupon code right now!  I always love these coupon codes and try to order when one is available!  I love my free surprise diaper!!!  In the past I have gotten Fuzzibunz OS, BumGenius 4.0, and Cutey Baby.  Always fun to open the package and see what surprise diaper you have gotten!  Make sure to enter the store through my affiliate link on the right side of my blog to earn me a commission!!!!

PS.  If you are looking to buy a bunch of stuff...make smaller separate can use the code 3 times!!!

Facebook Giveaway!!!

So, in order to get some more business going on the Facebook Page, I have decided to do a giveaway when we reach 100 Facebook Fans!!!  All you have to do is "Like" The Mommy Goods on Facebook to be entered!  When we reach 100 fans, a name will randomly be drawn from all the current fans!  The prize will be fluffy and retail for a minimum of $20!  One diaper will be included and perhaps an accessory or two!  The surprise is half of the fun, so no, I will not be announcing what the prize is!

So get all of your fluffy mama friends to "Like" The Mommy Goods on Facebook!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Shout out to Charlie Banana!

So, on Friday, I received my FREE diaper from Charlie Banana (that I won from another mommy blog!) and the two Charlie Banana diapers that I bought a few weeks back from Zulily.  I have heard AMAZING reviews of the Charlie Banana diapers and was so thrilled to be finally checking them out for myself.  Well, let me tell you, if they perform as well as I think they will based on how they were coming out of the package, I may have found my new favorite diaper!!!  I can't wait to get them washed and on my daughter!  They look/feel/etc AMAZING!!!  I am already impressed!  I am so excited!!!  Can't wait to tell you all about my experiences with them!!!

Go here to learn more about these diapers!  And stay tuned for more!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

All About Baby Boutique Giveaway!

All About Baby Boutique is having a giveaway on their Facebook page for reaching 50 fans!  Stop over and check it out!  Entering is SIMPLE and you could win a $15 gift certificate!

***CLOSED***Giveaway! Chubby Cheeks Mini Diaper!

Chubby Cherubs is an adorable online store specializing in Chubby Cheeks One Size AI2 Bamboo cloth diapers and Honey Bun Drops Wipe Solution!  They have a wide range of other cloth diaper accessories such as dryer balls, Chubby Mama's Magic Butt Balm, and Natural cloth diaper detergent.

Chubby Cherubs has offered to give one lucky reader a Chubby Cheeks Mini OS Bamboo cloth diaper!!!  This AI2 diaper fits premies and newborns 2-8 pounds.  While no one plans on having a premature infant, this diaper will also fit most newborns for a little while.  Or, if you know of someone who has had a premie recently or is looking at an early delivery, this would be a wonderful gift.  You can read more about these wonderful Mini diapers here.

Where to Buy:  You may visit Chubby Cherubs to make purchases.


How to Win:  One lucky reader will win a Chubby Cheeks Mini Diaper from Chubby Cherubs in the color of their choice.  Giveaway will end December 23rd at 11:59 PM EST and winner will be announced on December 24th.

Mandatory Entry:  Visit the Chubby Cheeks Mini page and tell me which color is your favorite.  Please include your email address.

Additional Entries:  Leave each additional entry as a separate comment and make sure to leave your email address as well as Facebook/ Twitter IDs with comments accordingly!!!

*Follow The Mommy Goods Blog through Google Friend Connect (upper right hand side)
*Follow Chubby Mama's Blog through Google Friend Connect (right hand side under buttons)
*Like The Mommy Goods on Facebook.
*Like Chubby Cherubs on Facebook - Make sure to thank them for this giveaway!
*Follow The Mommy Goods on Twitter
*Follow Chubby Mama on Twitter
*Blog about this giveaway (Include verifiable Link)
*Add The Mommy Goods Button to your blog (Include verifiable Link)

That is a total of NINE chances to win!  Good Luck!

Rules:  This giveaway will end December 23rd 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.  Any entries submitted after that time will be entered.  Mandatory entry must be completed in order for other entries to count.  Entries will be verified.  Any entries without the proper information or entries that cannot be verified will be deleted.  The winner will be chosen by entry number on and notified by email as well as announced on my blog on December 24th.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Please remember to include your email with all entries as this is the only way to contact you if you win.

***CLOSED***Giveaway! Wall Art From Best Baby Organics!

Best Baby Organics is a fabulous online store that offers many great eco-friendly items for mama and baby at an affordable price!  They carry cloth diapers, baby carriers, organic baby clothes, maternity wear, breastfeeding essentials, toys, and MORE!

Best Baby Organics has graciously offered a piece of adorable Wall Art for one lucky reader!!  You will find all of their Wall Art options here.

Where to Buy:  You may visit Best Baby Organics to make purchases.


How to Win:  One lucky reader will win the piece of Wall Art from Best Baby Organics in the print of their choice.  Giveaway will end December 23rd at 11:59 PM EST and winner will be announced on December 24th.

Mandatory Entry:  Go to the Best Baby Organics Wall Art page and tell me which piece you would like to have!  Please include your email address!

Additional Entries:  Leave each additional entry as a separate comment and make sure to leave your email address as well as Facebook/ Twitter IDs with comments accordingly!!!

*Follow The Mommy Goods Blog through Google Friend Connect (upper right hand side)
*Follow Best Baby Organics Blog through Google Friend Connect (lower left hand side)
*Like The Mommy Goods on Facebook
*Like Best Baby Organics on Facebook - Make sure to thank them for this Giveaway!
*Follow The Mommy Goods on Twitter
*Follow Best Baby Organics on Twitter
*Blog about this Giveaway (Include verifiable Link)
*Add The Mommy Goods Button to your Blog (Include verifiable Link)
*Add Best Baby Organics Button to your Blog (Include verifiable Link)
*Subscribe to Best Baby Organics E-Newsletter (lower left hand side of store site)

That is a total of ELEVEN chances to win!  Good Luck!

Rules:  This giveaway will end December 23rd 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.  Any entries submitted after that time will be entered.  Mandatory entry must be completed in order for other entries to count.  Entries will be verified.  Any entries without the proper information or entries that cannot be verified will be deleted.  The winner will be chosen by entry number on and notified by email as well as announced on my blog on December 24th.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Please remember to include your email with all entries as this is the only way to contact you if you win.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

bumGenius 4.0 Diaper Review

This Review is for the BumGenius 4.0 with Snaps Only.

Fits 7-35+ pounds

Price Per Diaper:  ★★★☆☆  This diaper retails for around 17.95.  This is not one of the cheapest diapers, but far from the most expensive.  However, while this is not a “cheap” diaper, you are getting a very reliable diaper for the price you pay.  You can buy this diaper in a variety of colors from most retailers, including my affiliate, Kelly’s Closet (affiliate link on right side of blog).

Leaks:  ★★★★☆ I have had very few issues with leaking in this diaper.  The BumGenius 4.0 is next to leak proof.  This includes day and night use.  The reason I say “next to” leak proof is the fact that after a 14 hour night of sleep, my daughter was a little damp around the top edge of the diaper on her belly (this happened only once).  She was damp, not soaked.  I think the diaper performed excellently as she is a stomach sleeper and it was a 14 hour night of sleep.  This diaper comes with two inserts; a newborn insert and a larger insert.  As the baby grows, you can use the newborn insert with the larger one as a doubler.  The larger insert also has snap settings so you can adjust the size according to what size you have the diaper set on.

Fit:  ★★★★☆ I Gave this diaper 4 stars instead of 5 as most snap diapers will be.  Will the snaps you have to choose the closest setting and you don’t always have that perfect fit that you will get with Aplix.  As your child grows out of one snap setting, you may find that the diaper is too loose on the next snap.  Until the child grows into the next setting, you may have some leak issues.  That being said, I have had very little trouble with this diaper fitting correctly.  There are the 3 rise snap settings and then there are 2 snaps for each side of the diaper.  Once you have your rise settings set for your baby, it is just 4 snaps and the diaper is on.  Also, the 4.0 is a little roomier than the 3.0, hence why they have changed the weight range to 7-35+.  It would probably fit a little longer than 35 pounds.

Ease of Use:  ★★★★☆ Again, the snaps.  Daddies and Grandmas hate snaps.  Therefore, I had to give this diaper a 4 instead of a 5.  Honestly, if it weren’t for that reason, this diaper would be a 5.  Snapping the two snaps on each side is a cinch!  Buts dads and Grandmas seem to fear the snaps.  The pocket is nice and wide; easy for stuffing.  And new to the 4.0, the elastic is accessible and replaceable.  This is a great improvement that means you can extend the life of your diapers.  I also really like the slot cover in the back to keep your inserts in place and avoid wicking.

Washing:  ★★★★★ These diapers wash very well.  I have no trouble with staining on these diapers.  They always wash clean and smell fresh.  The great thing about the snaps is you don’t have to worry about them in the washer.  No worrying about laundry tabs or diaper chains!!  Also, per manufacturer instructions, these diapers are one of the few that does not recommend tumble drying the covers, they recommend line drying.  I hang mine above the dryer on a hanger and they dry in no time at all!!!  Usually by the time my inserts and other diapers are done in the dryer, the hanging covers are too!
Overall Performance:  ★★★★☆ Based on what has been said above, I have to give this diaper a 4.  It pains me because this diaper is worthy of a 5.  This is one of my most trusted diapers and it really is a “go to” diaper.  The snaps are an option, but this diaper does also come in Aplix.  This is a decision that every parent must make.  For me, the snaps are a plus; you are trading a little bit of fit for more security.  This is a huge plus when your child figures out how to get Aplix undone and their diaper off.  I would highly recommend this diaper to any new or experienced cloth diaperer. 

Total Stars:  24/30

Daddy’s Thoughts:  He was afraid of the snaps at first, but he is over that now.  He grabs these regularly!

The BumGenius 4.0 with snaps is a MUST for any cloth diaper stash.  This diaper is very reliable and practically bullet proof.  I have a tall skinny baby who sleeps on her belly and it fit her well and kept her dry (with the one exception mentioned above).  The snaps are a must when your baby figures out how to get their diaper off; the snaps are more challenging and can save your linens, clothes, carpet, etc.  My only complaint with this diaper is that you may not always be able to find the perfect fit with the snaps, but this is the trade off you make when choosing snaps.

See the review for the BumGenius 3.0 here.

bumGenius 4.0 OS Snap in Noodle

Questions for the Nurse.

As many of you know, I am a SAHM.  But I am also a Labor and Delivery/ Obstetrics Nurse.  I worked Full Time until recently and now I only work casual on weekends.  Over the years it has been my pleasure to be the "on call" nurse for many of my friends.  I get emails, text messages, and voicemails all the time (and at all hours of the day and night) asking me something about conception, pregnancy, labor, delivery, recovery, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, infancy, caring for baby, what to do, etc!  I love helping and this is one of the many reasons that I started this blog.  So I am offering my expertise.  You many comment directly to this post with questions or you may email me directly at  If you email, please include if you want a private response, or if this is something that I may discuss on the blog for other mommies to read.

I look forward to hearing from you!  If I do not know the answer, I will direct you to someone who does!  And as a nurse, I am trained to be anything that you ask will be answered in a kind and professional manner.  I only ask that any comments from others be the same!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Looking for other Cloth Diapering Blogs?

cloth diapering blog hop

This is a great idea!  Head over to Fitteds and Pockets and Snappis, Oh My! to join or find other cloth diapering blogs!!!

I need someone to explain this to me...

So I don't understand the appeal of prefolds.  For those of you who use prefolds and covers and/or a snappi please explain this to me.  I just don't quite understand.  I don't think they fit as well and they are a little more difficult due to having to either fit the prefold with a snappi and then cover or trying to keep the prefold centered in the cover.  AIOs and Pockets just seem SOOO much easier to me.  Is it just my preference or am I not getting something?  I do admit that they absorb like there is no tomorrow...but I can't seem to get the hang of it.

Many have said that prefolds are easier with newborns because they go through so many diapers.  Again, I do not understand.  If I am already having this trouble with the prefolds and covers...why would I want to do MORE of this with a newborn...on an ever smaller/ harder to diaper child.

I am at a loss.  I need prefold and cover 101.  I just don't get it.  Please help.  I want to learn more!!!  I will take any and all tips, explanations, etc.  Teach me oh wise ones!!

On a lighter note.  I do have to say that my covers have been God sends lately.  My LO has been having rash problems...again...daddy is to blame...again.  So I have been using my covers and shells with GroVia BioSoakers...WOW!!!  I love those things!!!  If you have never tried them, check them out!  Great for when you need to put non cloth diaper safe cream on!!!  They are available from Kelly's Closet through my affiliate link on the right side of my blog.

Don't Forget about the 12 Days of Clothmas!!!

The 12 Days of Clothmas is still going on over at Cloth Diaper Addiction!  Today they are giving away an AMP Diaper and a Bamboo insert!  Go here to enter!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

12 Days of Clothmas!!!

Don't forget to check out the Cloth Diaper Addiction for their 12 days of Clothmas Giveaways!  Today's giveaway is for 3 Go Green Pocket Diapers and a Snappi!!!  I love Go Green Pocket diapers, I am actually testing them now for reviews.  They are awesome, and you cannot beat the price!!  Only $8-$10 each!!!

Today is day FOUR but you can still enter the giveaways for the past 2 days as well!!!  Go enter!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A little too OCD? I think not...

So, I did diaper laundry last night.  And this morning I set forth to stuff all of my diapers.  Over the months that I have been cloth diapering, I have accumulated a couple of this and one of that and I have a ton of different diapers.  I take stuffing of the diapers very seriously.  Most of the inserts have no markings on them, and I am very conscious of what insert CAME with what diaper.  I can come up with all kinds of excuses.  One such excuse is the fact that I am doing cloth diaper reviews on here.  I want to give you the best review possible and to do this I must use and review the diaper as it was given to me; this means with the specific insert that it came with.  If I accidentally put a Fuzzibunz insert into a bumGenius diaper, how is this helpful to you???  I can use this as a rationale, but the truth is, I was OCD about this before I even decided to start the blog!!!

You can be happy with the knowledge though...all reviews are reviews of the diaper and insert that it comes with!!!  I know a lot of people (especially for night time use) will use a different insert with their diapers.  And as I venture into more night time use, I may find some of these tricks as well.  But for now, I want my reviews to be on what you get out of the package if you order one of these diapers.  I find that this is most helpful to you!

Note:  While I am OCD about this, I am not to the point where specific inserts go with a specific diaper.  Fuzzibunz inserts go into Fuzzibunz diapers...but I do not know which insert came in the purple Fuzzibunz or the yellow or the pink or the brown, etc!!!  I keep brands together, not specific diapers and inserts!  Although, I do keep the bG 3.0's and bG 4.0's separate as they are a little different!

Am I out on a limb here...or are there others of you that do this too???

12 Days of Clothmas!!!

The Cloth Diaper Addiction is having 12 Days of Clothmas!!  On Dec 1-12, they will be having a giveaway EVERY day!!  Today is for a gdiapers package!!!  Stop over to enter!!  Here or click button above!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Love This...

Diaper Discussions put up a great post this morning...

Top 10 Reasons Why Cloth Diapers Make Great Gifts!

Check it out!  I couldn't agree more!!