The Big Baby Bottle Battle

For new mommies and very established mommies too, I’ve got a list that you can take into consideration or comment on whats been great for you. I’ve done some research for you and I have a few bottles I think is in this smackdown battle of bottle domination. This is the best of the best. This is taking other mommy reviews, the bottles bought, and of course its functionality and what makes it best for our little precious ones.

Dr Brown Bottles

First one up is Dr. Browns Bottles. They have a patented venting system specifically designed to keep air bubbles from being swallowed by your baby.  How this works is first the air enter the bottle collar and moves through the vent system.  Then the air moves through the the tubing and bypasses the milk and to the end of the bottle. This vent prevents the aeration of the milk inside the bottle, nipple collapse, and vacuum pressure. All while your baby feeds freely, happily, just like breastfeeding with no upset tummies.  What do you think about this contender? Continue reading “The Big Baby Bottle Battle”

An Infant Car Seat & Stroller in One? Say Whaaa?

Doona

Yes I did say stroller and car seat, in one. This was an excellent find for me and my family. I know there are parents out there looking for a less bulky way around town and the grocery store, etc. Ever heard of the Doona Car Seat and Stroller? The price is a little up there but it makes sense for a two in one item such as this. The quality of the Doona and what its made of also is a reason why the price is a little up there. It’s worth every penny to a busy parent.

The Doona was made to be easy for parents. With an easy push of a button unfold the car seat to a stroller. No more taking the car seat out and carrying it around. No more attaching the big car seat to a stroller. Forget about taking your baby out of the car seat into the stroller. Doona makes it simple for everyone. This rearward facing carseat will make your friends jealous. It also holds a baby up to thirty five pounds.

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The LilleBaby Complete Carrier, Yes or No?

There are a ton of different baby carriers out there. I’m sure, as a parent, you’ve had at least one of these. Maybe you didn’t like it and I know there are those of you out there that can’t live without your carrier. Lucky for some of you that have found your favorite carrier but for those that are still looking the one for you and your little one, keep on reading. I’ve got a goodie for you.

Lillebaby is a brand pretty close to the Ergo baby carriers. I can appreciate a brand that keeps functionality as customer orient as a priority in their philosophy. I can also fall in love with a product that is useful for many things over a long period of time.

LilleBaby Carrier

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Learn How To Use The Yeti USB Microphone

Learn How To Use The Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Here’s my general tech advice: Before judging your tech devices, learn how to use it properly first.

I purchased a blue microphone Yeti USB Microphone from Amazon because I do a lot of voice over screencasts and I wanted a quality microphone that gave me that “radio voice”. Not that I have a radio voice but I wanted a mic that records a clear sound that eliminated background noise and the muffled sounding audio that my stock Mac microphone or the Apple earbud headset provided.

So, I purchased the Yeti USB microphone because of the positive 4 1/2 average star review and doing some of my own due diligence about the product. It seemed promising.

Once I received the Yeti within a week, I hooked it up immediately and got to work recording my screencasts. The set up was super easy as it is literally a “plug-and-play” device. No special software was needed. It just worked with the software that I already use which is Screencast-o-matic. Just plug it into the USB port with the provided wire and GO! Well, at least that’s what I thought.

After recording a video for a business prospect of mine, I was excited to hear my awesome “radio voice” (ha!) on the screencast. But to no avail, it sounded like crap! It literally sounded worse than my stock Mac mic or the Apple headset.

I played around with the dials that are on the Yeti and re-recorded the video. Still. I swear I re-recorded the video several times. I was turned off by the punchy “p” sounds, and harsh “t’s”. In the recording I could hear everything from my chair squeaking to the fan blowing in the background. I was pretty disgusted and disappointed with the mic.

I guess that’s where I was ignorant. After doing some research I learned my lesson. I searched for “how to use the Yeti USB Microphone” on YouTube and got schooled. To get that desired “radio voice”, the microphone needs to be used and set up to the proper settings. DUH Bee! I know, I know… Here’s what I missed:

How To Use A Yeti Microphone Properly

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Altwork Workstation Preview

Altwork Workstation Preview

For 15 years of my life I’ve worked in the kitchen as a preparation cook, line cook, manager, general manager, caterer, etc. Several years before that I worked for a roofing company. So I spent majority of the time on my feet throughout my careers. 8, 12, 15… 20 hours on my feet was a norm for me. There was no such thing as sitting down during my job. Only when I became a manager/general manager I stayed off my feet for a fraction of the day for meetings and paperwork.

After those 15 years, I killed my job and left my career in the restaurant industry and am currently working on building a online marketing business from home – which is doing quite well I must say. The transition from being on my feet for majority of the day to sitting on an office chair for 3-4 hours at a time is revealing. I now understand why there are office chairs that sell for $200 plus in the stores. Continue reading “Altwork Workstation Preview”