Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It's a Glow Worm!

Remember Glow Worms? You squeeze their tummies and their faces light up?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

We've Moved!

At least until Eliana figures out the proper use of a potty seat, we're moving our blogging over to Diapers for Four. If you subscribe via e-mail and wish to continue doing so, you'll need to re-subscribe on our new page.

Thanks for your readership. As an incentive for you to go check out our new page, we've posted a video of baby Selah. Enjoy!

Selah Joy Video

Friday, January 18, 2008

Selah Joy

Selah Joy

Born January 18 at 8:50 pm

8 lbs, 20 inches long

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Need a Toddler Bed?

We're looking to clear out some space and decided that it's time to say goodbye to Eliana's race car bed. Could any of you Sacramento area readers put it to good use? If so, please contact us asap.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Potty Seat Recalls and Such

2007 was the year of the recall, especially for kid's products. Even our Winnie the Pooh potty seat was "recalled." Evidently, Tigger's orange paint contained lead.
The "recall" merely allowed us to request a clear patch to place over Tigger to ensure that our kids wouldn't lick him. (And, no, our kids weren't licking Tigger, nor are they using the potty seat like they're supposed to yet.)

There are a number of web sites that provide recall information, such as The problem with many of these web sites is they don't include pictures of the stuff being recalled, and they tell you about every single recall under the sun.

I've found the Consumer Reports Blog on Babies and Kids to be a helpful source of recall information pertaining to children's products. You can subscribe by RSS so that every time there is a major recall, you'll see an image and description of the product being recalled.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Free Scripture Memory Song

It's much easier to memorize something if it's set to music. In fact, I'm sure at times we've all gotten lyrics stuck in our heads that we could do without (think "It's a small world... or "Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh....") Can you think of others?

Well, what if those lyrics were Scripture? What if we memorized something worthwhile while listening to our ipod?

Give it a try. Download a free song to help you memorize Psalm 30:4-5.

(Hat tip:

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


In honor of my last couple (hopefully!) weeks of pregnancy, I'm asking you, dear readers, to weigh in on what husbands should not say during a woman's last month of pregnancy.

For example:

"No, Honey! Your belly is not taking over the world...just the whole bed!"

or my very unfavorite:

"Look, Honey! I've lost weight!"

So, what do you think? Do you have any suggestions of what David should definitely avoid saying in the near future? is a nifty web site that Rodney recently told me about. This free service allows you to send e-mail reminders to yourself by simply calling a 1-800 number.

Jott will actually transcribe your message and e-mail it to you or other e-mail addresses that you provide in advance. If it doesn't understand what you said, it will e-mail a link to an audio file of your message. And if you need a reminder at a certain time, it can send a text message to your cell phone at that time.

I've pre-programmed the Jott 1-800 number into the speed dial of my cell phone. Now when I remember something I need to do while I'm away from my computer, I can simply hit the speed dial, say "me," and send a reminder to myself.

Pretty cool, eh?

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Free Audiobook of the Month: Paradise Lost


Free Audiobook of the Month: Paradise Lost by John Milton.

An English cleric with a classical education, Milton lost his eyesight in 1652, and thus the story was largely dictated by the blind poet, lending a certain quality of the ancient oral epics, which only serves to enhance the telling of the tale. Weaving classical mythology with a deep knowledge and reference to Scripture, Milton's genius for narrative unfolds what his biographer, Samuel Johnson, called his "peculiar power to astonish."

Nadia May has narrated over five hundred audiobooks and has earned the prestigious AudioFile Golden Voice award, as well as fourteen Earphone awards. She is an accomplished film, TV, and theater actress. Her native British voice complements her graduate education in English Literature from UC Berkeley to make her delivery of John Milton's Paradise Lost engaging and nuanced.

Simply add the Download Format of Paradise Lost to your cart and then use the coupon code JAN2008 during checkout to receive your free download.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Years Tips for Saving Money

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to trim your out-of-control spending and get your personal budget in order? Are you looking for ideas for how to get your finances in order with as little pain as possible?

Perhaps you already have a cash-back credit card and a high-interest savings account (which, unfortunately due to recent cuts by the Federal Reserve, isn't quite as high as they were a year ago). Perhaps you are already diligent to get cash back on your online purchases and "price protect" your purchases once you've made them.

Maybe you've even started recycling your cans and bottles and are at a loss to imagine how you could possibly save any more money.

Have you taken a look at your insurance policies lately? If you drive, you're required to have auto insurance and if you live in a house, you should have either a homeowners or renters insurance policy.

True, it's a bit of a hassle to change insurance companies just to save a few bucks, and you've probably fallen in love with the insurance company you've been with for the past decade, right? But if it only took a few minutes to make sure you're still getting a good deal, wouldn't it be worth it to check?

You might call a local insurance broker, but these days it seems like there's a web site for everything. is the best one out there for doing free comparison shopping of insurance policies. (For you locals, did you know that Insweb is based right here in Sacramento, just off Highway 50 near the Rancho Cordova area?)

So, take a few minutes and see what insurance rates Insweb can find for you. If you have kids, take a look at the term life insurance options, too.

Keep in mind that some insurance companies have a better reputation than others. Before you switch to a lower cost carrier, you should probably consult online ratings, like those at JD Power.

Pat Robertson: "Sometimes I Miss"

Happy New Year! Here's one prediction from 2007 I'm sure glad Pat Robertson didn't get right. Now, tell me, does this "miss" make him a false prophet? See Deuteronomy 18:20-22.