Saturday, February 16, 2008

Moms of Multiples Baby Sales

Ok this will be my last post for awhile I promise :) I adore these sales so I tell everyone about them. There are 3 groups that support moms of multiples and twice a year they have huuuuuuge baby sales of anything you might need from toys, to clothes, to furniture and things like jumperoos etc. Everything is dirt cheap. And then of course you can turn around and sell it all on craigslist when your little one outgrows it ;) I go to the one in Lynnwood and Northgate usually. Plan on being there about a half hour before the sale starts, Starbucks in hand ;) , as the line to get in can be long. The younger the kid you have the more equipment you compete for (bouncys, highchairs, vtech toys etc) They provide boxes for you to walk around with so you can fill it with clothing or whatever and they have a hold area for larger furniture and toys. Cash or check only to the best of my knowledge. They are addicting. After having gone to them for 2 years now I think the ones in Spring are better. Not as many people get involved for the fall ones cause the weather normally sucks.

Sarah adds: (Did you know that as an author, you can add to other people's posts?) I went to the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale, and since it was my first time going, they let me go to the "Preview" night, so I could have my pick before everyone else. You do have to pre-register for that benefit, however. I had a TON of success!

Brenda adds: About Toys & TogsEMOMs' Toys & Togs Sale is held twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The sale, which is open to the public, provides an amazing opportunity for you to pick up gently used (and sometimes brand new) items, just about anything on your shopping list for baby or childNext SaleApril 12, 2008 -- Bellevue Community CollegeFor more info:

Waterbabies This was a fun program. They teach swimming lessons from infancy and up. The classes can be fairly crowded though so I recommend trying for a time during the day that less people might attend. Its in a gym over right by Bellevue Square Mall

Bringing Out Baby and The Seattle Mama's Handbook

I have these two books floating around the house. I figured I'd post the table of contents and if anyone is interested in a particular chapter let me know and I will email you the info? Forgive me if their are typos, there is a bunch to type.
( From Bring out Baby: Seattle and the Eastside)
Chapters: 1 Bringing out newborns & Infants, 2 Bringing out creepers, crawlers, & toddlers Indoor and Outdoor activities and Beaches chapters for North Seattle, Montlake Queen Anne, Magnolia areas, Greenlake, Ballard, Shoreline, Mercer Island, Eastside. 3. Bringing out baby shopping and Dining. 4 Quick reference guide for top 10 indoor and outdoor activities, program for early parent support, movement classes, arts and crafts, drop off classes, dance classes, mom and baby fitness, indoor playgrounds, open gyms, and playrooms
(Seattle Mama's Handbook) 1. Places to go and things to do(family activities, amusement places, balloon rides,batting cages, bowling, miniature golf,ferry rides,historical sites,museums,planetariums,sightseeing tours, zoos, discount movies) 2. Great outdoors (resources,parks,gardens,bird and wildlife watching,boating canoeing kayak,tours plus,charters,fishing lakes and ponds,trails,hiking,camping,horseback riding,camps) 3.Community Recreation (program fees, parent involvement/coaching,sports,summercamps,rec centers,swimming pools,youth orgs) 4. Sports 5. Music (find a teacher,music instruction, mini music, local childrens choir, local opera house, local symphonies, music stories, websites) 6. Theater Dance & Creative Arts (Theater, Acting, Dance Instruction, Art Instruction, Crafts, Sewing and Quilting, Craft Supply Stores) 7. School and Educational Resources (Helpful tips for choosing a school, general resources, preschool referrals, child resource and referral agency, child care resources, public/private/parichial, public school districts, special needs schools, gifted and talented resources, homeschooling resources, language schools, military, tutors, school and teaching supply stores) 8. Libraries and books 9. Media in the home 10. At home fun 11.Parties 12.Seasonal events 13.volunteer opportunities 14. Memories and keepsakes 15. Feeding and clothing the crew 16. Heath and childcare 17. Pregancy and infant resources 18. Special needs 19. Parenting resources 20. Teens 21. Family vacation 22 Just for mamas (spas etc) 23. Emergency resources

Mother of Invention

For some reason, I just couldn't spend the 30 bucks to buy a Hooter Hider. However, I was frustrated that blankets always slipped down when I was nursing. Evan gets so easily distracted these days, that I had to come up with some sort of solution. I had these hanger clips from Target and strapped them together with a cool ribbon. Voila! Instant mammary mask ala dentist chair apron.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Foreign Language for kids

FREE!! Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Japanese! Search events at

I think we will try to make the Spanish story time at 11am at the Samm Location!

Other foreign language info:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Baby Clothes

Carter's Outlets (and other outlets, too) at North Bend Outlet Mall

Osh Kosh B'gosh (really good deals!) Factoria Mall

Me N Momz (found new BabyLegs there!)

(Brenda) Hanna Andersson in Woodinville yesterday and they had some good stuff. They have a sale that starts on 2/15. Hanna Andersson is across from Molbaks.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Movies and Mamas

· Kirkland Parkplace has 1 moms and babies show every other Friday at 9am or so.
· Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue (Thursday mornings)
· ReelMoms is a program from Loews Cineplex, which has bring-the-baby movies on Tuesdays in Woodinville and the Meridian 16 in Seattle. There's no admission fee for infants and toddlers. ReelMoms
· North Bend Theater on Wednesdays They also have a cry room upstairs for any of their showings that is available on a first come first serve basis.

Movie Theaters with Crying Rooms
Guild on 45th
2115 N 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Varsity Theatre
4329 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 632-3131

Metro Cinemas
4500 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 633-0055

Exercise for Mom and Baby together


Little Gym:

Stroller Strides:

Baby Bootcamp: Activity Search: