May 15, 2012


I have a few friends (and family!) that are new mommies like myself, and I just e-mailed one with another bit of my off-the-wall-advice. That stuff that NO ONE tells you ahead of time? And that seems crazy even to a crazed new mom? Yea... I'm all about sharing that kind of stuff... because it's stuff you really need to know. Even if it's a little scary.

Like: when your milk doesn't want to wait for the baby (specifically at night)? And the Lansinoh pads aren't cutting it (btw... don't bother with any other ones... Target's brand is a close second, but still not as good)... maxi pads. You might feel funny... it might seem awkward... but it's SO much better than waking up in a puddle. Oh... and get a waterproof cover for your mattress. So much easier to throw that in the wash than try and get stink out of a mattress. (and no, I didn't actually get to use the maxi pads, but the amount of wash I could have saved if I'd thought of it sooner would have been awesome. And oddly, in random conversation the other day... I met someone who did. Go her!)

Told you. TMI.

May 14, 2012


Ever have just one of those days? The ones where you have mighty plans, and then your little one poops in the car seat... all over her cute, white, onesie... And all up in her adorable little jeggings... And you only discover this after your current plans for the day have been canceled... And you're suddenly glad that you turned the car around instead of keeping on going?

I'm having one of those days. Blogging on my iPhone while I watch Bean in her tub... Soaking the poop off.

Her clothes and car seat are soaking in the wash machine downstairs, in a mixture of washing detergent and LA's Totally Awesome. It's day two of this mixture, although yesterday it was different clothes...

Personally, I like LA's Totally Awesome for poop stains (and any other stains for that matter), but I usually use it as a topical stain fighter and scrub it in with an old toothbrush. The jury is still out on how well it works just poured in the wash water. Anyone out there find a good wash additive for poop stains? Anyone who's read this post long enough to get to this point wants to know too!!

May 12, 2012

Mom Tips

ALDI's is AWESOME for new moms. The basics, 4 aisles, cheap prices, easy in... easy out. Why did I learn this TODAY... a week before Bean turns 6 months!?!?

Diaper Pails are a load of Hooey. Expensive bags, crazy contraptions... still stink. Just get yourself a nice small foot pedal regular garbage can and a box of baking soda to sprinkle on top. Use the grocery bags from the store that seem to multiply anyway and empty it often. Personally, I like Simple Human's Profile Step Can.


changing the scope of the blog... AGAIN

Just a Little Something Betsy has been photos, food, crafting, fashion, all sorts of things. So adding to the mix (and probably focusing on it for a while) will be random thoughts. Things that would probably be appropriate for Facebook, but that I want to save a little better than that... that I'd like to be able to search through and remember later to pass on. So... less photos... more random thoughts... still Just a Little Something Betsy :-P