Archive for December, 2009

help needed: send diapers now!

Monday, December 21st, 2009

I was reading my Daily Candy emails this morning and was reminded of tremendous need many impoverished mothers have: diapers for their babies.  Help a Mother Out is an organization in San Francisco who collects diapers and distributes them to those in need.

Early in my career I worked for a non-profit program in the inner city of Milwaukee.  There I worked with many teen mothers and saw firsthand how hard some people work to stretch a diaper or two…some for an entire day.  It was heartbreaking to see, and with two little ones myself, I can’t imagine not being able to put a clean diaper on them whenever the need arises.

Fortunately, there are great people and organizations (such as Help a Mother Out) throughout the US, as well as virtual diaper drives who are collecting diapers to distribute to these very needy families. Spread some diaper cheer!

Prince Lionheart Potty Pod

Friday, December 11th, 2009


I ran across this potty last night at Right Start where I was doing a sleep talk.  It is the best potty I’ve seen on the market.  It fits my criteria of having a soft cushion seat and a contoured splash guard (= no trauma when your wee one accidently sits a bit too close to the front!).  The height is also adjustable so you can make it a good fit as your child grows.  It’s also pretty darn cute (as potties go…) Definitely a thumbs up from me!!