Friday, November 21, 2014

Savy Mommy's Product Recall List: October 15th through November 15, 2014! #productrecalls #childsafety

*Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.  I am just wanting to provide parents and caregivers a list of some of the latest recalls that I feel could affect your family. Please share with others you know would benefit from this list. The recalls on this list were obtained from You can visit this link to see a full list of product recalls. 

Leatherman Recalls Children’s Multi-Tool Due to Laceration Hazard

Graco Recalls 11 Models of Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Hoppe’s Recalls Semi-Auto Bore Cleaner Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

Mohawk Recalls Rugs Due To Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at The Home Depot

CoScentrix Expands Recall of DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby

McDonald’s Recalls Hello Kitty Themed Whistles Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazards

Meijer Recalls Halloween Projector Flashlight Due to Burn Hazard

Stay up to date on all product recalls at:

Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory
Want to see your product(s) or topic(s) featured on my blog? E-mail me at to get started! I look forward to working together!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Parenting Adventures: What is Wrong with Our Sweet Baby?! #FPIES #FoodAllergies #MomLife

*This series focuses on our adventures in parenting and all the ups and downs along the way*

It was a typical bedtime in our home and I was carefully rocking and nursing Savy Baby (6.5 months old).  I then tried to put her into her crib for the night.  In an instant, she rolled towards me and started violently vomiting (exorcist like) through the crib rails and all over her room. Over the course of the next hour she would vomit or gag on and off.  I called our pediatrician and they said likely a stomach flu. They told me the warning signs for dehydration and what to do.  Eventually she drifted off to sleep and I was able to nurse her without issue 3 hours later. No fever, no other symptoms.  The only thing we could think is the avocado she had for dinner didn't sit well or it was in fact a stomach virus.

We decided to not give her another avocado and cut out solid foods for a few days to help her body "reset" from the incident. Day 3 after the incident, we gave her squash with no issues.  Then 10 days after the incident, we gave her sweet potatoes (which she has had before) and oatmeal baby cereal (a new food) for dinner.  Three hours later, at bedtime, cue the exorcist! This time it was slightly more violent and I was starting to worry about her little body seemingly passing out between sessions.  It again lasted only an hour and she went out.  Again, I nursed her 3 hours later with no problem.

When I called the pediatrician, he thought "maybe a food allergy, maybe not". He said to stay away from avocados, sweet potatoes and oatmeal for now.  If it happens again, he will send us to an allergist for testing.

I have a blogger friend over at Courtney's Sweets who I immediately thought of when the second incident occurred.  I thought of her because her sweet daughter has been diagnosed with a condition called FPIES ( Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2014 Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier! Win a Family Pass! #giveaway #toyfair #Chitag

*Disclosure: I am being provided admission free of charge in exchange for this post. The opinions are 100% my own.

Okay, let's be honest, one of the best things about having kids is you get to play with TOYS again! And what is more fun than a weekend filled with the latest and greatest toys of the year?! I am super excited to be attending the Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier for the very first time.  

Not only will there be tons of fun toys and games, but family focused events as well! There is something for everyone in your family! 

Event Schedule:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hyland’s Stay Well Strategies 4 Kids Twitter Chat! #Kidswellness @HylandsHealth

Disclaimer: I am a Hyland’s Homeopathy Ambassador and receive various products and gift cards from Hyland’s and promotional partners at no cost to me. All views and opinions expressed on this blog post and corresponding social network mentions are my own and are not to be interpreted as medical advice.

If you are a parent, you know you are always on the hunt for ways to keep your kids healthy. And with cold & flu season here, it's even more a priority than ever! Hyland's Health is bringing you the chance to learn about important strategies for keeping your kids healthy in a fun Twitter chat! 

The Stay Well Strategies 4 Kids Twitter Chat is on Thursday, November 13th at 7pm EST.  There will be five family-friendly sponsors discussing tips and tricks for keeping your family healthy! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Savy Mommy's Favorite Smartphone and Tablet Apps: October 2014

*Disclosure: This post is not sponsored in any way. These are simply the apps I personally love to use on my Android smartphone and iPad this month.  Use at your own risk :-)

Photo Editing: Photo Grid - Collage Maker
Platform: Android
Cost: Free or $1.99 for ad-free version.
I have tried a ton of apps, and this is by far my favorite on my Android smartphone.  In fact, a lot of the images you see on my review and blog posts have been edited using this app.  Some of my favorite features include:
-Single Photo Editing
-Collage Creation - Grid and Free Layouts
-Custom cropping
-Custom fonts for text overlays
-Photo editing settings for Instagram posting
-Tons of editing options