Wednesday, January 26, 2005

A response to another blog about baby "gear"

I recently read a blog posting from another user about going to Babys 'r' Us and seeing all the nuevo "gear" (crib entertainers, baby monitors, baby wipe warmers, etc.) that so many consumers are convinced they need in order to raise a baby.
Here's my response:

The best part about all of that "gear" is that, as you have observed, most of it is totally unnecessary. I was a new mother on a severe budget almost two years ago. We found that the only essentials were: the car seat (otherwise you're stuck at home), the sling to carry baby in ($30 and we're still using it with the same almost-two-year-old), and the diaper service or just the diapers and diaper covers.

Everything we started with was donated to us by other parents except for the sling. By "everything" I mean a changing table, clothes and a few toys.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005


This is for all of you who ask me what a pangolin is.

Definitely one of the world's weirder creatures.

Set Daily Puzzle

Set Daily Puzzle

This site has become one of my newest obsessions. My friend Wendy sent me the card game, Set, for Christmas. Ever since then I have to do the daily puzzle - It's a fun brain-stimulator first thing in the morning. Like mental yoga.

Friday, January 21, 2005

They need to go dormant

Testing...testing...I'm the last person in the world to think I would ever have a blog. But here goes. My inspiration is Marnie, woman of words.