–Watch out for Man Boobs on your son. I would’ve never thought the Aveeno Calming Lotion with Lavender I bought for my son could give him man boobs. A preliminary study suggests otherwise. I’ll be putting that lotion on the shelf. Maybe I’ll bring it back to use on myself once I stop nursing…
-Organize and share your digital photos. Soon after our daughter was born, my husband and I were looking for a way to post photos of her online. Our friends Shanon and Ben had been using SmugMug for a couple of years. We liked the looks of it, so we tried it.
What a fantastic site! Easy for you to use, easy for your friends and family to view your photos. No registration required for folks to see your albums. No ads, pop-ups, or spam. Unlimited photo storage (plus videos, if you upgrade to a Pro account). The customer service will astound you–a real, knowledgable person responds to your email, usually within hours. And you can order high-quality prints and photo gifts. (I recommend the mug with your baby’s mug on it! Grandmas love that stuff.)
–Change the world one light bulb at a time. Have you ever seen those funky-looking twisty light bulbs? They’re energy-efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs. I heard this guy talking about them today on “All Things Considered.” Brian Huyser started an online effort to get people to convert from standard incandescent bulbs to CFL bulbs. Why not? It saves you money, helps prevent global warming, and conserves energy–all with just a switch of a bulb. Check out OneBillionBulbs.com to learn more and participate.
–Boy, this sure beats the back of a cereal box! Since we recently started Cassie on finger foods, I’ve been casually reading the Cheerios box while waiting for her to gum her O’s. That’s how I discovered the Cheerios Nurturing Circle, which offers information, stories, and tips from real parents and experts at KidsHealth.org. The site is divided into content for new parents like me, kids, families, and adults. Makes me love Cheerios even more.