The Daily Dose by The Queen Mum

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Give Nausea a Licking

Waking up queasy, gaging while brushing teeth and the beloved morning coffee no longer sitting well in the tum tum. The result, spending several hours a day with her head in the toilet. This was the routine for one unlucky MOBster who is expecting #2, that was until she tested the Preggie Pop Drops. Once she tried the Drops, relief came within minutes. Amazing! She keeps them in her nightstand drawer and pops one in her mouth before she gets out of bed in the morning. She said this helps curb the queasies before she even stands up!
Preggie Pop Drops come in original formula and have an Organic version too. Developed by healthcare professionals these delicious sour fruit drops have the same special formulation used in Preggie Pops. Each flavor has been specially selected. This special recipe includes essential oils which not only provide an effective way to soothe the tummy, but also alleviate dry mouth and give you a quick energy boost. Pure enough to carry a Kosher certification and made in the USA.
Not only do they offer relief for morning sickness, Queasy Drops help with a queasy stomach associated with motion sickness and chemotherapy. Check out all products and flavors - there are many to choose from.
Can't wait for your on-line order, need your Drops now? Locate a store near you to shop for Drops locally!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Fab Find: Ladies Only


Party Dresses, Cocktails & Sex - Oh My! Kansas City Vixens this is for you...

If your a fan, you already know opening night is May 30th. In true Haute Market fashion, they couldn't let this event slip by without throwing a stellar Sex and the City Movie Party.

Here is the 411: Pre-party at Deegie’s Carma, at the Legends, on Friday, May 30th. $20 per ticket includes pre-party festivities: VIP shopping, Deegie’s goodie bag, sips and snacks, AND your movie ticket is included in this price!!

Meet at Deegie’s Carma at 5:30 on Friday, May 30th. (near the fountain) Pick up your ticket there.
Then they’ll move the party to the theater at 7pm. You should have time to hit their bar/lounge area before grabbing a seat in the reserved section!!

One catch - there are only 50 tickets - snag yours fast!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mission Impossible: Cool as a Cucumber

As my sons' eyes turn red and start to tear up, my heart begins to break. I lost my patience once again. I tell myself each night before I go to bed, I will try harder tomorrow not to lose my cool.

I'll start at the beginning. I was rushing around trying to get everything gathered so we could get out of the house on time. In the meantime, my darling Prince opened the fridge and grabbed the chocolate sauce and is asking for chocolate milk. He proceeds to get chocolate on his hands and shirt. Frustrated, and already running late, I bend down look him right in the eye and say "Look at you. You are a mess. Don't move while I get a wipe" Upon my return, he moved from the kitchen to the dark laundry room. I turned on the light and he turned away from me. I bent down and he turned around with red watery eyes and a quivering lip. I wanted to cry on the spot. I pulled my tot in for a giant hug and told him sorry. This was the first time he has reacted this way. I'm guessing he is now comprehending reprimand and I hurt his feelings. Why did I lose my cool over something as small as chocolate sauce? Probably because that wasn't the first disaster of the morning.

I need to start taking lessons from the Man in the Yellow Hat on Curious George. That crazy monkey is always causing chaos and the Man in the Yellow Hat is always so calm, even when George floods their apartment, tears off all the wallpaper in the bathroom or buys 100 dozen doughnuts. He turns those moments into learning opportunities instead. That man is a saint!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pacifier Pals

WubbaNub is cute as a bug!

A fellow MOBster tested out the WubbaNub and gave it a rave review. Her newest bambino is just 8 weeks and really took to his new plush pacie. To her surprise it stayed put while resting on his chest. And when she met a friend for lunch, both their boys were sporting the coolest binkies around. The friend’s baby is a few months older and is able to grab for the WubbaNub and get it into his mouth by himself. And you experienced moms know that would be impossible for a regular old pacifier.

The WubbaNubs use latex-free medical grade silicone pacifiers and are therefore safe for all babies with latex allergies. They are also commissioned and used by hospitals and NICUs, nation-wide, clearly tested and trusted by the best doctors in the country.

The WubbaNub retails for around $10 and is available at,, and at many boutiques nation-wide, including the quite hip – Kitson Kids in LA.
And if the above hasn't sold you yet, check out the testimonials of happy moms. I'm sold - when we have another baby, this will be one of the first things I purchase!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Potty Training for Dummies

I'm the Dummy and I need this book! I've never done this before, I have only potty trained a dog. Two different species, two different methods. I've read the "signs of readiness" and tips a hundred times. I've checked out a video from the library and I just got my Free Huggies DVD in the mail (but I still need to watch it). But none of these resources has yet to tell me to ditch the diapers and go to underwear first thing. I thought once we have the potty thing under control, then I would make the switch. Apparently, diapers confuse the little ones - see, I'm the dummy and need it spelled out for me! Also, why do they have all boys start peeing sitting down - then we have to re-train to stand up? And when your dude goes #2 on the potty, what is the best way to wipe his tush clean?

After talking to some veteran potty training moms here are some of the answers to the above questions that aren't easy to find in print.
*As soon as you decide to start the process, purchase some undies or pull-ups and keep your diapers for overnight.
*Most moms start their boys out sitting for both #1 & 2. After more research I found that often bowels and urine come at the same time, so you may want to wait for the standing pee lesson until he is a bit more accustomed to the whole potty thing.
*And for clean up after #2, have your tot lean forward while still sitting on the pot and clean away with your leftover diaper wipes or other "wet" wipes for potty training bottoms. Believe me, these work a thousand times better than regular old toilet paper.

If you have any great tips to share, please post a comment to this blog. All of us Potty Training Rookies would appreciate it!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Fab Find: Did someone say SALE?

JennyLou Spa is closing their online store. For you that means - Everything is 30% off!
If you have been meaning to try these fantastic products, you better jump on it before they are gone. The Body Butters are a super luxurious cream your skin is craving. Drop a Chill Pill in the tub for the most silky skin in minutes. And don't forget about your tootsies, JennyLouSpa has foot care too. At these prices, I'm sure they will go fast - so treat yourself MOBsters, you deserve it!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Feeling Sexy?

Not that I have the energy, but a little action once in a while would be interesting, and possibly more exciting if I would just press the "add to cart" button while browsing the Frederick's of Hollywood site.

Take, for instance, this Embroidered Babydoll, just $38 and comes in red, pink, white or black. It has beautiful floral embroidery on the cups, adjustable straps and matching G-string. It's not too over the top, but obvious what your intentions are.
Prefer something a bit less revealing? This chemise features beautiful lace insets at thigh and bust. Regularly $20 but a few of the colors are on sale for just $14.99. Search for your fave here: Frederick's- Lingerie

Frederick's of Hollywood, Inc.
Need one last enticement? How about a discount? Check it out and get some spice in your bedroom. The satin/silky kind...not the dusty candle kind.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Take it on the road in style

My cup cabinet is laced with boring black or stainless steel travel mugs. Lets face it, my current mugs do nothing to brighten my morning except for the magical mood lifter (caffeine) that is inside. I'm guessing there are more MOBsters that could use a little extra joy with their cup of joe. So, when I found these beauties they became this week's Queen Goody!
This 16 ounce insulated travel mug features a stainless steel lining with sleek acrylic exterior covering a classic black/white damask printed glossy insert with single letter monogram. The push-lid seals tightly to the cup with a rubber ring and a no-spill sliding sip cover keeps your beverage from splashing out when closed.
Mugs also come in Pink & Green or Blue & Brown.
And to top it off, each mug comes in a coordinating gift box - in case you want to give one away!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Morning Yummies

Good Morning Mobsters, I sure hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!
We enjoyed having the family over for breakfast to celebrate Moms & Grandmas.

I found a few new recipes that I used yesterday for breakfast (compliments of Rachel Ray's Magazine). I made a yummy Stuffed French Toast that was a hit. Instead of peanut butter and chocolate, we opted for a Nutella & banana slices concoction and then cream cheese & blueberries for a second choice. Both were really tasty and worth trying!

I also tried a new recipe for Iced Cafe Mocha, it was easy and delicious, once I got the water measurement figured out. The recipe says to brew with 4 cups of water, which really means 4 coffee pot cups of water. I made the mistake of first brewing with 4 measuring cups of water. I'm going to make this one again and keep it in the fridge so I can sip on some anytime of the day instead of making an expensive trip to Starbucks!


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Mommy Dearest

If you weren't already aware... Mother's day is THIS weekend!

Even though I'm a mom now, I still feel like this holiday isn't for me. Worries about getting my mom, step-mom and mother-in-law gifts, getting the guest room ready for mom, cleaning the house and preparing Sunday morning brunch for the Grandmas. Ughh, where is my day of rest and relaxation?!

If you are in need of a gift still, I found a couple of fun items on the web. Check out this charming cottage birdhouse for the mom who enjoys bird watching. Or for the mom who grows her own herbs, this Herb garden is beautiful in the windowsill. And you can never go wrong with some bubbly and truffles packaged in a basket and delivered right to her door. But, hurry you only have a few days left. Whether you have a busy Mother's Day on your horizon or a day of rest, I wish all you mamas the best!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Cinco de Mayo!

Grab the chips and salsa, the kids and lets fiesta! has loads of fun things to craft, eat and learn about Cinco de Mayo... and it's all for kids!
This Mini sombrero is a cinch to make using a Styrofoam cup and paper plate (and a few extra goodies). Click here to see full instructions. Crafts range from easy to hard.
After the celebration with the kids, hope you have time to grab yourself a margarita!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Friday's Fab Find

I know you are with me on this one... Shipping charges stink! Your shopping on-line, you see something that you must get, then at checkout your hit with the dreaded shipping charge. Well Mobsters, Izzy and Ash has extended their FREE Shipping promo. All orders (you got it, no minimum purchase required) receive free shipping until Saturday @ midnight.

Not familiar with Izzy and Ash? Well, if you dig the threads the celebs dress their off-spring in, your gonna love what Izzy and Ash has to offer. It has some of the coolest and hippest boys clothes around. But, be prepared to spend a little extra moolah, designer duds don't come cheap!