I think I just adopted a cat. We’ve been fostering kittens for a couple of years, getting a new batch every few months and then sending them off to be adopted after they’re big enough to be immunized and fixed. But this one, who is sitting on my lap, seems to belong here.
She is flawed, full of smelly farts and an eye infection that keeps coming back. But something is compelling me to keep her. Her name is Cleo. Or maybe Kleo, to mark the era of The Kardashian’s, about whom I know nothing except that they like to use Ks where Cs belong.
Here are some links I’ve been saving for you.
Pretty little guide to Separation Anxiety in babies from a site for moms called Cricket’s Circle that turns everything into a pretty little guide. Check it out.
Typebaby makes “birthday shirts” that advertise your kiddos new age with a bold numeral.
As previously documented, I’m obsessed with wall decals. Remember when I bought these from The Lovely Wall Co? She’s got new ones. See them on Etsy.
My husband has to remind me that Etsy is a good source for everything you can’t find exactly as you want it. Our shower curtain has to be extra long because of the way the rod is hung. Hence, we’ve had the same outer curtain for 14 years because I cannot find an extra long curtain in any of the regular retailers. When I suggest we pay a bazillion dollars to have the rod and the tile redone, he shows me a bunch of custom shower curtains on Etsy. You just TELL THEM WHAT SIZE you want. <face palm>
Can’t find a sideÂ table to fit your weird small space? A coffee table that you have only imagined but never found in a store? Etsy has furniture, you guys. It’s crazy.
Confused about bottles? A smart mom put together this bundle (available on Amazon) called First Foods and it’s a variety of bottles and nipples so you can try everything to find what works.
Each pack includes 1 Playtex Drop-in Nurser 4oz bottle with 4 Playtex Slowflow Nipples (breastlike, angled, fullsized, and naturalatch); 1 Comotomo 5oz bottle with 3 Comotomo Nipples (slow, medium, fast); 1 Dr. Brown’s Glass 4oz bottle with 3 Dr. Brown’s Nipples (preemie, slow, medium); 1 Tommee Tippee 5oz bottle with 3 Tommee Tippee Nipples (slow, medium, fast); 1 Avent Natural 4oz bottle with 3 Avent Natural Nipples (newborn, slow, medium).
(No luck? Here are 14 Things To Try When Baby Won’t Take a Bottle.)
Meanwhile, Heather’s been on vacation for a couple weeks. After she posted this photo of herself jumping into a lake with her two older boys, Clif Kids asked to use it, and shared it on their Facebook page.