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Dec 17, 2014

What I've Been Doing on Other Websites

I know, I know, I haven't done any regular blog-type stuff in forever. I'm working on it, sorry. But in the meantime, here are these things:

In honor of the new "Annie" movie, I was asked to come up with a list of Things Your Kids Would Do if They Were Suddenly Super Rich for NickMom. I didn't see the movie, so I'm not sure if there's any overlap, but I did not include parties in a candy store or musical numbers with Jamie Foxx, so I'm thinking no. Let me know How I did.


I also recapped the latest episode of 'Ground Floor' for EW Community. Is anyone watching that show yet? Doesn't matter; it s a recap! Go check it out.


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Dec 10, 2014

If a Comedy Airs on TBS, and Nobody's Watching, Does it Make a Sound?

Just a quick redirect for you today. I'll be recapping season two of Ground Floor on TBS for EW Community. What's Ground Floor, you ask? Yeah, that's the problem. All the big shows are already taken, so that's what I got. It's actually a pretty decent show. It's got Dr. Cox from Scrubs, and I've helpfully caught you up on the first season, so you won't be totally lost if you read it. And I would really, really, like you to read it. Please read it. Thanks.

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Nov 26, 2014

My First Comic Con- What Should I Expect?



So, this is exciting, if you're me. I'm going to my first comic con! NorthEast Comic Con in Wilmington, MA, to be specific. And I'm going for freeeeee* and all I have to do in exchange is brag about it! This means I have another excuse to trot out the Halloween costumes I slaved over all October.

"Come with me if you wanna not die!"
Now, whether my son will actually wear his gigantic, heavy Lord Business helmet for more than two minutes, I do not know. But we'll have a good time.

Nov 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, and Crappy Black Friday

Just a couple quick NickMom posts for you today. First off, your baby explores which is better, the person who gave them life, or the best side dish ever invented, mashed potatoes.


Then we have an illustration of what I'll be doing on Black Friday. My guess is it looks a lot like your Black Friday.



Enjoy your turkey, and try not to tear your hair out after spending an extended weekend with your kids at home.

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Nov 19, 2014

Formula-Feeding Parents, You Need This in Your Life

I'd like to address the formula-feeding parents for a moment. Those who did, those who plan to, and those who are like, "Eh, I guess I'll try with the boob thing or whatever, but I'm not that hopeful..."

I was a formula mom, and proud of it. Formula is awesome. Especially those little premixed bottles they give you at the hospital, where you just unscrew the cap, and screw on the nipple. Remember those? So rad. We snagged as many as we could when we went home, and kept them in our nightstands for the late-night feedings. Because mixing and measuring is the pits sometimes. (Don't you love that phrase? "The pits"? My friend Maureen is trying to bring that back, and I'm so on board with it.)

Remember spilling that stinky powder all over your kitchen counter? Remember measuring out just the right amount of formula into a row of empty bottles, thinking it's going to make your life easier, and then your cat knocked them all over (just me)? And I was lucky enough to have a kid who didn't give a damn what temperature his formula was, but I remember at his first birthday party, one of his guests needed his bottle warmed, and I was like, IDK; I drink warm soda. Can't he just deal?

God damn, I wish someone had invented Moozi six years ago.

My friend Nick emailed me about Moozi the other day. It's a product invented by an acquaintance of his, and he asked me for help getting the word out. Neither Nick, nor I, are getting anything out of this. We both just think this thing is great. I'm sort of mad at the inventor, Miriam, to be honest. She mentions in the promo video that she came up with the idea ten years ago, and I'm all, "Could you not have gotten off your butt a little sooner, Miriam? I know you were busy working and momming and all, but my kid's almost six now, and I wasted so many minutes of my life measuring formula for him."

So what is Moozi? It's basically a Keurig for baby formula. Only it doesn't make the formula scalding hot; that would be crazy. You load it up with powder and water, and it mixes and warms one bottle at a time, with one button. Also unlike the Keurig, it won't turn on if there's no bottle. Hands up, sleepy parents, how many times have you done that in the morning? Yeah.

Check out this video, if you have time for that kind of thing:



This product is really brilliant, and I'm considering having another kid just so I can use one. Could you use one? Do you have a loved one who's planning to formula-feed who could use one? Note: you will know that your loved one is planning to use formula if they explicitly offer this information to you. Do not assume; that's dumb. And for the love of Pete, don't ask anyone about their baby-feeding plans, unless you are really close, and you've proven yourself in the past to be non-judgmental. That is such a hot button issue.

As I was saying... Moozi is an awesome invention, and I really hope to see it in stores one day soon. You can help Miriam get there by clicking here. Just please don't buy me one as a hint, Nana.

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