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Tag Archive: good moms

Reacting to My Fourth Pregnancy
August 23, 2016 4:07 pm | by
Reacting to My Fourth Pregnancy

It was 5:00 am on Christmas morning. My husband was sleeping, blissfully unaware of the anxiety I was feeling as I laid awake next to him. I had just taken a pregnancy test and it was positive. No, this was not my first pregnancy test rodeo, but seeing that little blue line caused an old, familiar, mild panic to rise up in my body. Reality started sinking in; I was about to experience my fourth pregnancy. The evening before, Christmas Eve, is when 2 of my siblings joyously announced their pregnancies to our family. Which caused me to pause, re-count

How do they do it?
February 6, 2013 5:00 pm | by

Toddlers are amazing. They are able to quietly sit in one spot while playing with their toys in such a sweet, adorable way that makes you want to fill an entire Instagram account with pictures in less than 10 minutes. Then, the dryer buzzes or you have to check on dinner. And in the 15 seconds you aren’t watching, your sweet innocent toddler just destroyed an entire room. Let’s not even talk about what it’s like to have twins or more than one preschool age child in your home — at the same time. Depending on their age, it can

In Store: Exclusively by Mommy
December 1, 2012 2:08 pm | by

Join us in store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday, December 8 for our Exclusively by Mommy event. Exclusively by Mommy will feature local vendors with handcrafted, original and recycled creations made by local mamas!     Want a sneak peak of the types of items available at your local Cotton Babies store? West County, St. Louis, MO: Amy Zambrano Black Birch The Bumtique ChunkabuTT Creations Hello Handiwork Here’s the Diehl Hudson Bear Knits Lover of Life Designs Sweetest Caroline’s The Way The Cookie Crumbles and more!!!   Vancouver, WA: Fiorellini DesignsFluff n Stuff Cloth BoutiqueGaia’s TreasuresHair Ribbon Boutique

Keeping germs away
November 14, 2012 4:00 pm | by

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas? No, that was actually a little bit of sarcasm on my part — it’s cold and flu season again! Just when you thought you’d made it through, it’s back. Nothing brings out the sniffles and stomach bugs like sending your precious children back to school to exchange germs with their friends. But never fear! We are here to remind you of some simple and easy ways that we can all help our kids maintain their immunity and ward off those pesky germs.   Hand washing – did you know that you

When big kids go back to school
August 22, 2012 11:30 am | by

Yay! School is back in session! I mean, I think. I was getting a little worn out being Addie’s cruise director everyday. She learned the fine art of being bored this summer but she also managed to ask enough questions that I began to go cross eyed by the end of July. Addie was an only child for the first six years of her life and she’ll go through most of her life as a somewhat only child. She’ll never be in the same school as her sister at the same time, they’re not likely to have the same group

When Mom’s Away
August 15, 2012 1:40 pm | by

So this week I will leave behind my baby and big kid with my big husband and flew away to New York City for five glorious and exhausting days. However, I’m convinced that the five days leading up to leaving may be more exhausting than the five days I actually spend in New York. (That city makes me SO TIRED.) My husband works full time and I know he doesn’t have time to cook, clean, organize and run the house the way I do, not because he’s incapable, but because he’s gone 9 hours a day and doesn’t witness how

Fun Finds for Parents!
August 3, 2012 5:45 pm | by
Amber Teething Necklaces

Did you know we carry more than just baby products at Cotton Babies? This week, we’re sharing some of our favorite new finds for adults- whether it’s mom, dad, grandma or grandpa.   We’re flipping over the newest bottles from Lifefactory. Our favorite glass water bottles now have a new flip top cap. The Lifefactory Flip Top Cap collection offers easy on-the-go drinking from the narrow mouth spout with the convenience of wide mouth access. The 16 oz size fits in most car cup holders and the wide mouth makes adding ice cubes, fruit or tea bags easy.   Moms

In Store: Join us Saturday for Exclusively by Mommy!
July 12, 2012 5:17 pm | by

Join us in store this from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 13 for our Exclusively by Mommy event. Exclusively by Mommy will feature local vendors with handcrafted, original and recycled creations made by local mamas! Want a sneak peak of the types of items available at your local Cotton Babies store? West County, St. Louis, MO: Hold It Right There BagsLeelynn CraftsHanley Fold FarmDesigner Jules Vancouver, WA:MarshMueller Sticks and FuzziesSweet SatchelsMissy MagooCasa di Camila In addition to great products and deals from local handmade vendors, we’ll have some exclusive in store sales for you on some of

In Store: Exclusively by Mommy
June 28, 2012 3:36 pm | by

Are you a local craftsperson with an Etsy or home-based business? Partner with your nearest Cotton Babies store for the Exclusively By Mommy Event on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are seeking vendors to sell DIY, handmade, recycled or up-cycled goods in an indie-craft show environment.When: Saturday, July 14, 2012Time: 10am to 2pmWhere: Cotton Babies West County St. Louis, MO and Vancouver, WA stores Join us for this awesome opportunity to meet potential customers while providing a unique shopping experience to the Cotton Babies community. To participate, reserve your spot for $20. Reservation includes: Space

Separation Anxiety
June 13, 2012 1:31 pm | by

Editor’s note: the following blog is meant to share perspective regarding one mom’s experience and inner feelings when dealing with separation anxiety. This content is in no way intended to be instructions of how every family should deal with this situation. In the world of parenting, there are few phrases more frightening than “separation anxiety.” Frightening, because everyone has an opinion on how it should be handled. Frightening, because grandparents and other well-meaning experienced parents have tips on how they dealt with it. But mostly frightening, because outside of junior high romance, few things in life leave you questioning your