Monday, August 15, 2011

My Review

Must Have Beach & Park Bag

By New Mommy Oasis from Orange County, CA on 8/15/2011


5out of 5

Pros: Good Value, Durable, Quality Construction, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Easy To Clean

Best Uses: Everyday Use

Describe Yourself: Parent of Two or More Children

Was this a gift?: No

This is a must-have bag for every parent or grandparent! The bag is large enough to fit all of your shovels, buckets and dump trucks. Plus, it has a nice pocket on the inside to store sidewalk chalk or whatever small items you're carrying. We take it to the park, beach and lake! This bag is worth every penny!


My Review

Not Soft- Not Recommended

By New Mommy Oasis from Orange County, CA on 8/15/2011


2out of 5

Pros: Easy To Use, Durable

Cons: Too small, Rough

Best Uses: Bedroom, Living Room

Describe Yourself: full-time mom

I have never been disappointed with a product from One Step Ahead until I received this storage pillow. The size really isn't large enough to put anything bigger than small stuffed animals in. Maybe we just have too many larger ones! This wasn't as big of a deal to me as the texture of the pillow. The "window" is a rough plastic netting. It certainly isn't anything that your child would want to cuddle their face up to. Maybe I had a wrong expectation of this pillow but I wouldn't recommend purchasing it.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuperware Giveaway on New Mommy Oasis!

Who loves Tupperware!? We are excited to announce that this week is Tupperware Giveaway Week! You have the opportunity to enter to win a $25 Tupperware gift certificate & a Shape-O Toy for your little one!

In honor of what Tupperware helps us do best…COOK, we are having a week long recipe exchange on NMO!

Click Here to post a recipe and enter the contest.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Its just one of those days....

Long nights of breastfeeding and soothing a cranky teething baby, wait, toddler has really got me down in the dumps. I think its just going to be one of those days. Those days when night just becomes morning and you give up trying to get them back to bed and give in to the daylight.

After one of these nights I spent a better portion of the morning trying to wrangle Odesa into a new diaper. I finally got the old one off & after 15 minutes of wrestling gave up on getting the new one on, it was time for a break-before one of us lost it. I left her in the play room (which is attached to the kitchen) to get a glass of orange juice. I was gone less than a minute and returned to find a pile of poop but no Odesa! I immediately paniked-where could she have gone, there is no way she could have climbed over the gate to go upstairs could she! Then I see it- a trail of poop & little wet pee foot prints going to the kitchen. Somehow she managed to silently follow me to the kitchen & there she was, on the kitchen rug- torso, legs and feet covered in poo. While I am grabbing my daughter I realize I left our french bulldog in the playroom-with the poo! I carry my 23 pound daughter in one arm and the 22 pound dog in the other, at this point all 3 of us now need a shower. Half way up the stairs the doorbell rings, I ignore it, I'm not expecting anyone & I am not in any shape to talk to whatever door to door salesperson is out there. I get to the bathroom & turn the bath on, as I head to Odesa's room to get us all undressed I hear the doorbell ring again. I look out the window & there is a dish network van parked out front. OMG I have totally forgotten the cable guy was coming this morning! I quickly grab Odesa, leave the dog locked in her room & run to the door before he leaves. Forgetting there is pee & poo all over the floors downstairs I slip & go down hard but luckily save Odesa from any injury. I grab some towels from the laundry room & quickly throw them over the messy areas. I let in the cable guy and mutter some apologies as I attempt to clean up the mess downstairs before he realizes it's poop. Finally-the floors are clean, Odesa is happy and the cable guy is doing his thing. Now time for her bath-OMG I left the water running upstairs! I get to the bath tub just in time to stop the flood. After some drying & draining we are in the tub & clean as a whistle. Off to her room to get her dressed & restart our day. I open her door & there is my poor french bulldog laying in the middle of Odesa's room, she has rolled & jumped around & now Odesa's room is covered in poo. Oie! Yup, its now officially one of those days!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sleepy Wrap GIVEAWAY

New Mommy Oasis proudly announces a Sleepy Wrap Giveaway!!!

One lucky NMO fan will win a Sleepy Wrap baby carrier! To enter, do the following and please leave a separate comment on the Sleepy Wrap GIVEAWAY article for each entry!

1. Tell us why you would like to have a Sleepy Wrap baby carrier!

2. Follow NewMommyOasis on Twitter- if you are already a follower, then leave a comment letting us know!

3. Become a Facebook Fan- if you are already a fan, then leave a comment letting us know!

4. Tweet about this contest using (RT @NewMommyOasis Sleepy Wrap GIVEAWAY! #babywearing #newmom #giveaways)- you can tweet about the contest once a day, and leave a comment for each tweet!

5. In the NMO Forum, add a new topic or respond to an existing one!

Remember to add a comment for each entry to count towards the final drawing!!!

All entries must be in before 11:59pm PST on March 19, 2010. One winner will be selected via and announced on March 20, 2010. The winner will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. The Giveaway winner will have 48 hours to respond, if no response is received, then another winner will be selected. We will not share your email address with any third parties.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Letting go

Madison has just recently turned 13 months and with that in the last month she has also started walking, everywhere. At first she just started out walking between me and my husband and then she got braver and learned to turn she would go to something in between us. Then we found her getting braver and braver, taking steps on her own. But with all of this I have learned she wnats her independence. She wants to be free to roam around the house and do as she pleases!

I have learned I have to accept the fact she is not a teeny tiny baby anymore. One that I can just cuddle and hold all day long. That's about the last thing she wants right now! Mike, my husband said to me last night, " Cut, the strings and let her go!" Meaning let her do her own thing. if she falls let her get herself back up. Let her be independent!

Boy, am I having a hard time with that! As much as i want her to grow up and turn into a independent lady of her own. I also want to hold her back and keep her little forever. So I am slowly letting her free and letting her roam and become the toddler that she is! But it is going to take me sometime before I can officially cut the strings! They are sort of torn and frayed right now!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dove Sponsorship of Moms Group!

I am so excited to announce that the moms group that I organize, The New Moms of South Orange County, is being sponsored by Dove Deodorant!

As new moms we can all relate to feeling the pressures of motherhood. There are so many demands on all of us- being a wife, learning what it takes to be a mom, working outside of the home, the list goes on and on! Dove has always been a supporter for real women and who is more real than the New Moms in our group!!!

Thanks, Dove, for your support!