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March 9th, 2010 - 8:31 am § in Baby Gear
Rechargable Batteries and Battery Chargers

Rechargable Batteries and Battery Chargers

With the addition of the battery-powered Fisher-Price Zen Infant Seat and a Safety 1st (part of the Dorel Juvenile Group) Sound View Baby Monitor (PDF) the need for rechargable batteries and a decent battery charger became very apparent.[...]

February 17th, 2010 - 9:40 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (third time)

Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (third time)

Another month, another pediatrician appointment. Instead of getting a full day rental, I tried Zipcar again since I only needed the car for 3-4 hours. Here’s how it worked out: Hours used: 4:30pm – 7:30pm Rate: $9.00 NY City/State Sales Tax 8.88%: $2.40 NY Passenger car rental tax 6%: $1[...]

February 9th, 2010 - 7:24 pm § in Baby Gear, Bedtime
Essential Gear: The Itzbeen Baby Care Timer

Essential Gear: The Itzbeen Baby Care Timer

In the months and weeks leading up to Kiddo’s birth, they were all saying it… Enjoy your sleep now, it’ll be the first thing you lose, they failed to mention that the second thing to go would be my short term memory. Very early on, determining how long it had been between feedings,[...]

January 24th, 2010 - 7:33 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (again)

Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (again)

It worked out so well last time, we’re giving it another go. However unlike the first rental, a few more taxes and a lot more money was involved… Hours used: 12:30pm – 6:00pm Rate: $13.00 NY City/State Sales Tax 8.88%: $4.71 NY Passenger car rental tax 6%: $3.18 NY MCT district sup[...]

January 23rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm § in Feeding
Soups for a cold night: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

Soups for a cold night: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

Originally seen on Tuscan Recipies, the following recipie for Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana is one of my favorites! Makes: 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 lb ground Italian sausage 1½ tsp crushed red peppers 1 large diced white onion 4 Tbsp bacon pieces 2 tsp garlic puree 10 cups water 5 cubes of [...]

January 11th, 2010 - 8:23 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB

Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB

Finally decided to give Zipcar a try for Kiddo’s first trip to the pediatrician. Only a few blocks away, we picked up our Scion xB, here’s how the charges broke down: Hours used: 3:30pm to 7:30pm Rate: $9.00 per hour Total: $36.00[...]