Children’s Miracle Network

Today’s miracle spotlight is the Children’s Miracle Network. 17 million lives are not only touched each year byt the CMN, but are saved. “Children’s Miracle Network’s mission is to generate funds and awareness programs in partnership with and for the benefit of member hospitals/foundations and the children they are privileged to serve,” their website states.

They do this by raising funds to make sure that kids get back to health in more than 170 children’s hospitals.

Tucking is Back

While the long, flowy shirts graciously agreed with our mommy bellies, the belt is back to be our friend again when tucking in our shirts. But be careful, because you want to stick with simple styles. says: “No matter what we wear it for we should be very careful when choosing the style of the belt. As any other item of clothes belts have styles and are not versatile for the exception of classic designs.”

Buying two simple belts: a dark brown and black belt should do the trick for now and dress up any plain jane button up shirt. For that matter, a light blue button up would go great with the dark brown belt and some dark denim, skinny jeans. On a warm day, finish the look with a pair of ballerina flats. But it seems to be getting colder out, so a pair of flood boots will be comfy, warm, and will finish the sleek look.

Finally, accessorize with a scarf and jewel-studs for your ears. This will keep little grasping hands from pulling at your jewelry. A scarf is less appealing than a shiny, beady necklace.

This unified look will create the appearance of a thinner, slimmer figure.

Podee Hands Free Feeding System

This contraption consists of a regular six-ounce bottle with a plastic, small, bendable tube attached to it that leads to the free-floating nipple of the bottle. The idea is that you can prop the bottle up on say, a high chair tray, while the baby sucks on the bottle’s nipple like a pacifier, and you won’t have to sit and hold the bottle for the baby. This item should not be used while the child is unattended.

I originally purchased this item because I take my daughter to work and often have to put her down to wait on customers. I thought that if I would have this, I could strap the baby into the high chair (That is still in eye sight), prop the bottle on the high chair tray, and keep her busy while she sucks down  water, milk, juice, ecc.

This item didn’t work out for me. Every time I would put the nipple in my baby’s mouth, it would prop right out of her mouth. It’s too big and bulky for her to support it for her gums. So instead of having a hands-free bottle, you end up having a bottle that requires two hands to hold up.

Also, the plastic tubing is not long enough to really even reach from her mouth to the high chair tray. I’m sure that was meant to prevent the chances of a strangling hazard. Also, I wouldn’t put anything but water in the bottle because even though they do provide you with a cleaning brush, the tubing is very small and hard to clean so it increases the chances of growing bacteria.