It’s the beginning of April and I have a nice golden tan…go ahead you can all virtually slap me for rubbing this in your face. All kidding aside the sun is a huge part of living in Hawaii, a HUGE part of why I live in Hawaii and a HUGE part of why I need great products to protect myself and my 3 month old son from the constant exposure of these harsh UV rays.

As a new mom I’ve spent countless hours just gazing at my son often wishing I knew what he was thinking; there have also been moments where staring into his red, puffy screaming face that I wished desperately I knew what he wanted. Luckily for me my super-duper mother- in- law passed along the book Your Baby is Speaking to You written by Dr. Kevin Nugent and Abelardo Morell.

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I am a cloth diapering enthusiast. And that’s a nice way of saying I’m a cloth diapering super addict in need of a 12 step program! I’ve tried pretty much every name brand of cloth diapers. I love each diaper for different reasons, but wanted to share with you the diaper that I think is the best of the best. In trying to narrow it down, I just couldn’t pick one. I had to pick two. They are both very different, but equally amazing. I tried to consider everything each diaper had to offer, from ease of use, appeal to dad or day care providers, cost, materials used, and so on and so on.

I’m not sure about you but when it comes to doing dishes, I’d much rather cook than clean. In other words, I’d much rather make the mess than have to clean it up. However, if I do have to clean it up, I like to have a good dish soap handy to make things a bit easier. I like dish soaps that have pumps, so I can use my wrist if my hand is not free. I don’t want to take the time to put a sponge down, pick up the dish soap, open the cap, squirt it on the sponge, put it back. I found Method Dish Soap at Target and have been hooked ever since. Not only does it smell good, it’s non toxic, biodegradable and pretty safe for the environment. See their website for details on what’s in it.

If you cloth diaper, you may have heard of this product. If not, then let me introduce you to your new favorite cleaning product! If you have kids, pets, carpets, tend to spill like me, own a car, or basically live and breath then you should have some Bac-Out. So what is it? It’s an environmentally friendly, non toxic enzyme cleaner. This stuff gets any organic stain out of anything. Seriously. I bought it to use on my cloth diapers to get rid of stains, and also to help keep odors down. After seeing how awesome this stuff worked on the diapers, I got curious. My kiddo loves blueberries. She would eat them all day long if I let her. As you know, blueberries create the mother of all stains! I rank it with red wine, and beets. I had tried all the typical stain fighting remedies before, with little success. There was always a faint stain left behind no matter what. Until I tried Bac-Out! The proof is in the pictures:

I recently came across this video (thanks to hubby!) and thought it brought up interesting questions regarding our current education system. As someone with a background in Early Childhood Education I am haunted by the discrepancy I see between how research shows children learn and how our education system chooses to educate. At no fault to the many dedicated educators out there, we must admit that there is something funky going on in the classrooms across this nation.

I’m a deal-seeking junkie. Seriously. My husband is always asking why I am constantly on “those deal sites” again. I am forever on the hunt for the best deal and the biggest bang for my buck. I stumbled upon Cheap Mama Chick during my pregnancy with my youngest son. I can not tell you how many times a day I visit her Facebook page. She is constantly on the hunt to help fellow mom’s find the best deals out there. Got a question? She is quick with her responses. If you are looking for great deals on your kids items, stop on by to Cheap Mama Chick. She is your online source for deals on DVD’s, food, clothes, accessories and more!