Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Saving Money-- Ebates.com

In this quest of being a great and simple Momma, I have found myself shopping online more than ever since its easy and I can do it at any time of the day and no one cares what I look like (well David cares but I digress).  This kind of simplicity is what Simply Momulous is all about.  While shopping online, I have been using ebates.com, where you can get cash back for shopping for the things you buy already.  Joining is free and they don't spam you like other sites-- its really great!

Since using this site to start my shopping adventures, I have saved money through using promotions I didn't know about and have received about $50 cash back, so far. I know many others have earned more, but I am lucky enough to be able to curb my spending but I just earned 25% off  plus 4% cash back at Old Navy for boxers for David and 40% off and 10% cash back from Walgreens for our Christmas cards. I know you probably like Amazon just like I do, and there are even ebates for Amazon! Click on the link and join the savings.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

**Note, this is not a paid post, but if you do follow the links in this post and join the site, I will receive cash back from ebates, and I thank you in advance.**

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Car Seat Law in 2014 & Simple Car Seat Resource

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has released new laws about car seat safety starting in 2014.  The law in itself is a little difficult to understand, however the basic premise is: if your child's weight plus the weight of the car seat is over 65 lbs, then do NOT use the LATCH system of attaching the car seat to the car, you should use only the seat belt to attach the seat to the car according to the manufacture's instructions.  The only exclusion is that if a top tether is available to use, you should continue using it with the seat belt, as this top tether will help keep the seat secure and limit movement in the event of a crash, but as always be sure to follow the instructions that came with your seat.

It is also important to note that you should never use both the LATCH system and the seat belt system at the same time because using both can cause failure in the event of a crash.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Party Deprived-- Advice Needed

Dear Experienced Parents,
My darling husband and I are party deprived, yes I know this is a first world problem, but it is nevertheless bothersome.  Before baby, we were semi-regulars on the going-out circuit and even when I was pregnant I trudged along (maybe rolled a bit) and enjoyed myself as best I could.  However, I really miss a good party, and I am thinking of New Years Eve and the challenge that I do want to celebrate it with baby because he is a HUGE part of what we are celebrating, but I don't know how to do this and still see your friends?  All advice is sought and wanted, and I can't wait to hear from you all.

Party Deprived New Momma

photo credit: -Snugg- via photopin cc

Monday, November 11, 2013

News about Best Fitting Booster Seats

While, I am not here yet with William, this is good info to know for all my readers who have "littles" who are getting bigger but not big enough or old enough for just a car's seat belt.

IIHS names best fitting booster seats for 2013

More seats than ever receive top rating from IIHS

Booster seat safety ratings released: Inside the report's results

Edited: I just found a updated newsletter where there is a list of car seat and booster seat recalls from SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.; you can like them on Facebook too.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Baby Sleep Sack Recall Announcement

As safe sleep habits are important and not using blankets for babies under 1, this is an important recall of a sleep sack.  I know we are big users of the sleep sacks in my house, and I am sure many of you are as well. 
Name of product: BreathableSack wearable blanket for infantsHazard: The zipper pull tabs and sliders can detach posing a choking hazard to infants.
You can read more about this here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/BreathableBaby-Recalls

Monday, September 30, 2013

Loneliness as a Mother

I am lucky, a least I keep telling myself that I am, and I did not get the same postpartum depression I watched my mother suffer from after my sister was born.  However, I can now clearly understand why she felt the way she did, being a working mom is exhausting and incredibly lonely, especially when your friends are at different points in their lives and they don't want to be around children.  At times, I didn't even recognize myself anymore, and it has simply scared me-- Was this the depression I was in or just a funk?

Lonley is more than just a word.
photo credit: Andreas-photography used with permission via Creative Commons
So I realised the only way things were going to change is if I did something about to make the change

Momulous Links Updated

Happy Monday!  I know my weekend was so beautiful, that I am missing my little man like crazy right now (how could I now with such a cute face as this) but alas, this is the plight of the working mom.  I just updated the links page, so please check out the "Momulous Links".  I hope you find something enjoyable there.  If you know of a blog or page you think I would like, please send me a message or post a comment.

BK's 1st ride in the grocery cart