The Daily Dose by The Queen Mum

Friday, February 29, 2008

Fab Find: BabiePlates

This is something I haven't seen before and thought it was worth sharing. I think these licence plates are just plain fun! BabiePlates, is a Swedish company known for its stylish, personalized baby license plates. In addition to your child's name, you may choose from a flag, picture, or birth-date-- all with safety reflector foil, perfect for those evening strolls! BabiePlates can be used to easily identify baby strollers, as a decorative sign for rooms, in baby memoirs, or however your heart desires. With so many options, BabiePlates are the perfect, chic, easy gift for showers, housewarmings, engagements, etc. BabiePlates range from $39.95 to $49.95, and are all custom-made after you place your order.

BabiePlates is offering a 10% discount on all USA orders. Enter CLOVERPR at checkout to receive 10% off any item(s) and $8.00 flat rate shipping.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

On my knees for a Please

Heaven help me… my darling son and I have had a few stand off’s these past couple days. I am trying to get him to say “Please” when he wants something. But he has a different agenda. Instead of simply saying “please”, he turns to throwing a tantrum. I tell him if he says “please” he can have whatever it might be he is asking for at the time. Instead he continues with the tantrum and I don’t give into him. Whew, what a struggle for one small word. I haven’t quite figured out why that word is so hard for him to say…. Maybe it is just him expressing his independence and choosing what he wants to say at the moment. I’m guessing he will catch on soon, especially if he won’t get things until he says "please". ;)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Yummy in the tummy?

I just picked up a copy of “Deceptively Delicious – Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food”. Yep, it’s that cookbook by Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica. You probably heard about it last September or October when it was being promoted everywhere. Well, I finally got around to getting one and can’t wait to start whipping up some of these goodies. As I flipped through the book, I was surprised by how many of these recipes I want to try – so many look really tasty. It then dawned on me that I should share the results with you. So, in the coming weeks you can read my Recipe Review right here in the Blog!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Bite your Tongue

Amazement came over me when harsh words slid past my angelic tot’s lips. His chatter did not bear curse words, but it sounded just as ugly. As he pushes a bar stool into me trapping me between the kitchen counter and the stool, he says “Back off, Back off” in an aggressive way. I ask myself, where in the world did he learn this? I mentally scan my list of frequently used expressions and a light bulb went off. Of course, he got that from me… one of my overly used phrases I yell at our dogs. I’ve been conscious of not using profanity words but, I failed to realize he would mimic a simple scolding to our pooches. Then I had a ghastly flash into the future… what if he did the same thing on a play date? You can bet I will be biting my tongue the next time!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Fab Find

Does your little one drench himself while gulping from your water bottle? Mine sure does! I found a nifty spill-proof water bottle spout in the sippy cup isle at our local Hy-Vee grocery store. It’s made by Gerber and has been a dream to tote around with us. It works great, no leaks and fits most water bottles with ease. However, if they turn the bottle upside down and squeeze, out comes water. Our kiddo hasn’t learned this yet, but daddy discovered it, thank goodness junior wasn’t watching!

For other spill-proof options, I found a couple other spouts on-line. The Lil Topper works similar to the Gerber one and comes in two sizes. Check out “How it works” on the Lil Topper site for details. It is available on several websites including or plug in your zip on the “Purchase” page for a dealer near you.

If your babe prefers a nipple, BabySport is for you. It is a nipple adapter for your water bottle. It comes with two adapter sizes and a nipple. It fits most water bottles as well and can be found at 7-11, Circle K, Jewel Osco &

I had no idea there were multiple products out there like this – I wish I would have found them sooner, we use ours regularly. I keep one in the car for drink emergencies!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Blogger on the Block

Hello fellow MOBsters!
My name is Christine (or aka: Davis’ mom) and I’m the mother of a 2 year old boy. Like most moms, the Queen Mum is swamped, so I’m happy to help her out with the daily blog. I’m thrilled to bring you funny stories from our home and some from our friends too. Also, I will review cool boy stuff, goodies for us Queens, find the greatest sites to visit and recipes worth trying. Check back tomorrow for Friday’s Fab Find or Feature. Ciao!