The Tavo: A Tasty Modern High Chair

Last week I was thumbing through a parenting magazine when I came across this awesome high chair. It’s called the Tavo and it’s made by an innovative design company called Monte Design. Speaking from personal experience, you don’t want to skimp on the high chair. I did and I totally regretted it.

To save money, we picked up a white, plastic high chair. It was such a nightmare to clean and fumbling with the tray made me crazy. I almost snagged my kid’s fingers in it – as well as mine – a zillion times. Anyway, read more about the terrific Tavo in my post on Babble’s Family Style blog.

5 Cool Baby Gifts for Under $20

If you’ve got birthday parties, baby showers or other special occasions requiring a cute baby gift, don’t fret! You can find some seriously stylish baby goodies for less than $20. You just have to know where to look. A few weeks ago I was in Dripping Springs, Texas, and stopped by Jordyn’s Closet boutique. In addition to the women’s clothes, handbags, jewelry and shoes, they have a GREAT selection of baby items. Take a look:

Baby Legs – Blue Flame – $10

Rock Star Baby Plate – $10

Mud Pie – Chenille Birdie Rattle – $6.75

Mud Pie – Princess Ballet Slippers – $12.50

Bombay Duck – Hush Little Baby Door Hanger – $12

Fine Art Giveaway: Modern Prints for the Modern Nursery


I like to keep mommies in the loop about cool baby stuff, so I have to blog about a great giveaway happening over at Droolicious on

An online gallery featuring customizable fine art, Gallery Direct, is giving away two contemporary pieces that would look great in a nursery or child’s room. Both paintings will be a Canvas Gallery Wrap, which means the image wraps all the way around the edges of the mounted canvas, so you can hang them with or without a frame. Each piece measures 30 x 30 and will be shipped to you free of charge. Retail value for the pair is $400!

Click here to go to Droolicious and find out how to register. Good luck! Again, here is the pair but they won’t be framed.


Custom Nursery Art by Kimberly


MommyQ is always on the prowl for fresh & fun new blogs. I’d like to let my readers know about one with a creative twist called Custom Nursery Art by Kimberly. I personally know Kimberly and she is indeed extremely crafty and creative. I used to think I was creative and then I met her. She made me think, “Gee, I’m not really creative at all!”  Not to mention her Posh Spice costume last year for Halloween was so good. Scary Spice good!

Anyway, Kimberly not only creates artwork you can purchase, but also provides wonderful advice, tips & tricks for creating the nursery of your dreams. She is an EXPERT when it comes to baby products and she puts that expertise to work for you! Need artwork? Ideas? Inspiration? Give Custom Nursery Art a spin. You will love this blog.

She gave MommyQ a shout out on on Mother’s Day, which I really appreciate.  Right back at ya!

Tutu Dress is a Triumph in Tulle

I’m obsessed with these tutu dresses. Probably because I have boys and never ever buy frilly prissy girly clothes. And today, I couldn’t resist. It just seems so appropriate for a holiday about love, angels and fluffy stuff.

This lovely tulle Chantella Dress features a neckline adorned with flowers and pearls. It comes with a full length under skirt, from shoulder to below the knee. If this doesn’t make your little girl twirl around with glee, I’m not sure what will! It comes in sizes from 1-year to 8-years and four beautiful colors – lavender, pink, mint green and baby blue. Shop Butterfly Craze here.

Bathe Just Like Angelina’s Babies

Celebrity moms like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez and Jaime Pressley are all using Tiny Tillia bath toys. From bath mitts to waterproof books and skincare items, Tiny Tillia products are people, earth and animal friendly. The family of products include endearing characters like Duncan Dog, Indie Sheep, TT Cow and many more.  It’s good clean fun – Hollywood style! Shoptilla.

My First Giveaway: Smorgasbord of Stuff

Looking for a way to avoid bumps on the noggin? Need a cute monkey blanket? (Who doesn’t!) Shopping for sleek sophisticated nursery furniture? Or maybe a bathing suit for a little princess? It seems like baby always needs something. Wouldn’t it be nice if something was cool AND free?

To kick off 2009 with a bang, MommyQ is entering the wild world of giveaways. I’m so excited! My first item up for grabs is one of my most favorite baby products EVER.  I’ve blogged about it and bought lots of them. I am so excited to give moms the chance to get one for FREE! Here’s a clue….Boon.

Do you know what it is? Leave me a comment with your guess and you could win the first one! I’m giving away seven total starting next week. Make sure you enter your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win. Let the chaos begin!