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Missing: One Giraffe Named Sophie

Has anyone seen a seven-inch giraffe named Sophie? She is a soft rubber chew-friendly toy covered in spots that squeaks, but please do not call her a dog toy. Or over-priced. Sophie just happens to be the most popular baby item on Amazon, and is proudly displayed by registers in stores ranging from Pottery Barn Kids to Right Start and Nordstrom. She is French and imported, oh la-la!

Sophie was last seen in a vice gripe between my son’s fingers, mouth and jaw, covered in saliva. She is so important that my mom decided to buy a toy leash for my son’s stroller just to make sure she does not get thrown overboard one day. Wait just one minute…is it possible that she could have made the jump, intentionally?

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Teething Tantrums 

All of my MomMe friends warned me about the terrible twos. Not once did I hear about teething or how your angel baby monster baby will test your patience to the limits of outer space. Heck, I can’t even get mine to eat solid food right now! Yes, a chunky monkey of a baby who ate three adult-sized portions a day for the past two months is refusing solids, whining constantly, and drooling like a St. Bernard. This, my friends, is the joyous world of teething.

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