Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring Buy/Sell

The Spring Buy/Sell of the Northwest Houston Moms of Multiples was held on April 2, 2011 at a new location...Kid R Kids at 10740 Barker Cypress. The owner graciously allowed us to use the parking lot to hold our Shopping Extravaganza. You might have seen some of the many signs that Cita and I placed throughout the surrounding area to promote our Sell. That was a fun with 5 toddlers in car seats cheering Mrs. Cita on every time she got back into the car after placing a sign out for all to see.

We were pleased to see lots of members and non members set up there stuff bright and early… 5:30 am to be exact. The tables and racks went up and all were ready for those early shoppers that started arriving before 7 am. Though the weather was a bit yucky in the early hours the weather quickly changed and there was plenty of sunshine. There was so much to browse through and so much to choose from. Lots of us sellers were shopping before everything was set up. I personally came home with tons of gently used toys and clothing for my Duo. It was also nice to see lots of members come out to support our sellers. It seems that this function is great for both the Buyers and the Sellers.

The Northwest Houston Moms of Multiples holds 2 buy/sells a year once in the spring usually at the end of March or beginning of April then again in the fall usually at the end of September or early October. We do charge a small fee to participate ($15 for non-members and $8 for members) and this is used for signs and anything else that we need to promote the event. If you are interested in participating or need more information contact Laura @ or Cita @


Monday, May 2, 2011

Book Recommendations from MoMs

Happy May, ladies! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and that you are all getting lots of outside time with your kids before the weather shoots permanently into the ‘90’s. This month’s reading subject is getting your kids to sleep through the night! Not an easy feat for some of us, even for those parents with older children. If this is something you struggle with, check out the titles below. I’ve listed them in order of age!

The Happiest Baby on the Block (The new way to calm crying and help your newborn baby sleep longer) by Harvey Karp, M.D.

This book includes great tips on how to properly soothe and swaddle an infant, and even addresses how to re-create the womblike atmosphere your newborn baby still yearns for, outside the womb.

On Becoming Baby Wise (Giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep) by Gary Ezzo, M.A. and Robert Bucknam, M.D.

“Babywise is an exciting infant management plan that successfully and naturally helps infants synchronize their feeding, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles.”

The No-Cry Sleep Solution (Gentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night) by Elizabeth Pantley

“Showing you how to analyze, assess, and improve your baby’s sleep patterns using sleep logs.”

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Gentle ways to stop bedtime battles and improve your child’s sleep) by Elizabeth Pantley

Covers a wide variety of topics including moving a child out of the crib and into a big bed; ending the all-night breastfeeding routine; stopping nighttime visits to your bed; handling naptime problems; and nightmares, separation anxiety, and fears.

Break the Co-Sleeping Habit (How to set bedtime boundaries- and raise a secure, happy, well-adjusted child) by Valerie Levine, Ph.D.

This book helps you deal with breaking a habit that parents don’t know how to break, even addressing pre-teens and teens and dealing with special situations such as divorce.

Dottie, NWHMOM Librarian