Tuesday, April 30, 2013

For Shizzle My Bizzle

You’ve heard of “party poopers” well in the beginning we were “poop party-ers.” See, you never fully appreciate the act until you’re the parent of a newborn and knowing that your baby is #1 at number two means you are at least doing part of the job right. Because what they leave in that little diaper means they’re getting all of nutrients and sustenance they need to grow into a mischievous toddler and eventually obnoxious teenager.

The first time “it happened” it was like “So You Think You Can Dance” in the nursery. Seriously, we busted into a two-person flashmob - the dog even took a break from updating her Facebook and joined in because we were so excited she thought we were praising her for something. 
I know! I'm sick. My dog actually has her own FB page

I never thought I would be “that parent”, you know the one who loses their mind over every little cute and disgusting thing my baby does. But the excitement over this one particular bodily function completely took me by surprise. Now, I admit clean-up can be a b*tch. The “mustard monster blow-outs” take no prisoners. And it can be especially gross because my husband and I chose to use cloth diapers instead of disposables. I like to say it's because we love the environment and (apparently) hate ourselves.J/K

For a hot minute we thought we could predict when a mustard monster blow-out was going to happen. We thought we’d be slick and just let her hang out in a make shift diaper out of one of the dog’s wee-wee pads. (Don’t judge me!) 

Well, we underestimated the sheer power and malleability of baby pooh. My husband had the misfortune of sleeping with the baby on his bare chest when this occurred.

Trust me a valuable lesson was learned from that experience. And that lesson would be to ALWAYS have a camcorder nearby—because the look of absolute horror on my husband’s face was priceless and should have definitely been captured for posterity.
Okay Seriously?! How Does she manage to poop up?!WTF?!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Diaper Bag From Heaven

Even though I'm bi-coastal, and every now and again I find myself on TV or radio I really pride myself on being down to earth and non-materialistic- which is quite a feat considering I'm bi-coastal, on radio/TV... and I grew up in Plano, Texas- where our unspoken motto is: It's not how you feel, but how you look.

Your average neighborhood block in Plano, TX

That said, I cannot help but gush over my new  über stylish diaper bag. I got it just over a week ago and I am completely in love with it. 
This is JJ Cole's Caprice "Silver Drop" Style  - I dare you to tell me this looks like a diaper bag.

Y'all if loving a diaper bag is wrong I don't want to be right. And if you seriously think my loving a diaper bag IS wrong then you've never been a parent with a diaper bag that was also your purse/backpack/wallet/wristlet/"murse" etc... 'cause guess what you trade all those cute designer things in when you have a bambino. Well, not anymore thanks to JJ Cole!


Like my own mother, I always wanted to be the hip cool well-dressed mom. I swear carrying this bag makes it easy since it goes with ANY outfit. Hellooo- a busy mom's dream come true!

I'm smiling because of the bag NOT because I enjoy shopping

I may leave the house without make-up on these day but I'm still looking cute with my JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag on my side.

I used to pretend that I didn't care if my old "gender neutral" bag with it's brown, aqua, lime and cream stripes didn't go with what I was wearing. But I was lying to myself. (And slowly killing my inner Kim Kardashian.)

I also seemed to be under the illusion that I could take everything I wanted with me for an outting. I had no idea how much baby stuff I was going to have to carry with me at one time. Now, the reality has set in.  

Which if you are a new mom, you know that list includes but is not limited to: extra diapers, a spare change of clothes or two, toys, swaddling blanket, pacifiers, bottles, diaper wipes, a diaper changing cloth...I'm sure I'm forgetting something- but you catch my drift. 
Inside the JJ Cole Caprice Diaper Bag

My old diaper bag really couldn't carry all of that but I pretended it could which is why it was rarely zipped up and I had stuff spilling out of the side pockets, which by the way didn't zip or close. So every time I bent over it was a disaster. I was a walking hot mommy mess. That was until the heaveans opened up and the diaper bag gods smiled upon me and I recieved this bad boy. With it's 10 pockets and super sturdy diaper changing pad you can't go wrong.

Let me just say that as soon as I walked into my lactation center aka "Baby Breastfeeding Bootcamp" all the moms looked my way and the first question out of their mouths was "Where did you get that?" I actually get asked that all the time now.

You too can don your very own fabulous JJ Cole Diaper Bag. You can find them online or in stores for the very reasonable retail price of $69.99 OR you can one for FREE by winning the Diary of a Preganant Comedian Giveaway. 

All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me which style is your favorite and a winner will be selected randomly at the end THIS MONTH (April 2013).

You can check it all out by clicking on this link:

Good Luck!