Welcome to another week of Mama Loves! I'm so thrilled that you stopped by!
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Check out these mama-approved ideas from this past week!
MandyE's girls love these scissors. Friends, she tried to cut her hand and her hair, and could not, so they are mama-tested, and mama-approved for safety.
We love the book Little Blue Truck around here! Krista's son enjoys acting the story out---what a clever way to combine books and imaginary play!
This sidewalk paint from Laura looks like so much fun! I can't wait to whip up a batch!
Katie has been walking through the alphabet this summer with her 2.5 year olds---there are some awesome ideas there---you should check that too! She incorporates dot markers with letter-learning. I need to get my dot markers out, and get over my fear that it will be a gigantic mess!
Ginger re-lived her childhood love of traveling carnivals with her kids. It looks like her whole family LOVES traveling carnivals now!
A friend of mine recently has been having some health concerns. While in the ER, her doctor prescribed some medication that wasn't safe for her to take while breastfeeding her baby. I urged her to call the InfantRisk Center, an organization that's current on the latest medications and doses, and how it affects nursing and pregnant mothers.
Each year, more than 4.3 million women give birth in the U.S. Virtually all of these women will use at least one medication during pregnancy or during breastfeeding.Their service is completely free of charge! My friend said when she called they were super-helpful, and she quickly learned that she would be able to resume breastfeeding again, much quicker than the ER doctors had told her.
The new InfantRisk Center provides information on the use of medications while women are pregnant and while breastfeeding.
Truthfully, we know about the safety and hazards of using medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding, its just that many healthcare professionals are not current on all these new drugs. This is all we do. We are here to provide you with real evidence-based medicine about the use of drugs during these important periods of your life.
Not everyone is going to need this organization, but it's super-handy to remember for your friends, or for yourself.
Okay---now, for the fun part! Our first Mama Loves giveaway!
Back in November, I told you guys about one of the girls' favorite books, The Pout-Pout Fish.
We still really love that book around here, and we'd love to share the love with someone. So---if you'd like to win a hardcover copy of this book check out the rules below:
- Leave a comment below telling me what children's book is a favorite around your house right now.
- Link-up this week! Blog about something you've been loving, and share it below! (You can link up a post you originally did for something else too---if it qualifies, share it!)
- Like Pontifications of a Twin Mom on facebook (or leave a comment letting me know you're already a follower).
- Follow Pontifications of a Twin Mom via Google Friend Connect (or leave a comment letting me know you're already a follower).
Entries can be made until Friday, August 10th at 5PM.
Winner will be announced August 11th during our weekly Mama Loves post.
Do check back next week for another Mama Loves giveaway!