Monday, September 29, 2008

Fisher Price-My Little Lamb Cradle and Swing

So, as all of you know from my blog, my son JR has not been the easiest, nor happiest of babies. In fact, he has been known to cry for hours on end, as my husband and I try rocking, carrying,bouncing, and even wearing him in slings around the house to keep him happy. Some are hit and miss, and just depend on his mood, which can be frustrating for us, and of course makes us sad that we can't figure out what our son needs!

Well, no more of those days, my friends! Why? Because I found the Fisher Price My Little Lamb Cradle and Swing!! This swing is AMAZING. You can see my son, here enjoying it and get a close up look of the swing:

The Fisher Price My Little Lamb has really saved my life. My son LOVES to see himself in the mirror that hangs above and the soft fabric is just so cuddly and gentle. Also, a fantastic feature is that the My Little Lamb swing can turn to sing 3 different ways! It can swing front to back facing left OR right, as well as the cradle side to side swinging, so I can change his viewing range without having to move the swing! Also, the swing is incredibly light and easily folds up to store in a closet or to just move to a new spot on the house.

As you can see in my video, there is a lovely toy and food tray on the swing, but what you can't see is how easily it comes on and off- I am able to do it one handed! Also, the the product designers at Fisher Price did an amazing job of making the swing so beautiful and eye pleasing, even with the tray is not attached! There are not bumpy or pointed edges my son might hit or scratch himself on when the tray is removed because it is all ONE PIECE (also incredibly easy to keep up with!) and the clips for the swing are on the bottom sides, so all my son has tucked around him is plush, soft, cradling fabric.

The music is wonderful, too. Soft nature sounds with birds, water, crickets, and frogs along with 8 nurturing lullaby music tracks. The great sound track choices, along with the softly colored moving mobile and mirror, keeps JR very happy and entertained as he focuses on the moving images and enjoys the soft music.

You can buy the swing here: Fisher Price

And trust me, it is well worth the price because it makes my son happy, and that my friends, makes me a happy Mommy!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Book Review: A Friend Like Henry

Do you remember your first pet? Mine was a dog who was my best friend, tea party partner, and confider of childhood dreams. Though he never had to, I know that he would have saved me from any and all danger.

In the true life story, A Friend Like Henry, readers are welcomed into the world of Dale and the loving dog who truly saves him from the cage of Autism.

When the Gardners welcome home their newborn son, Dale, they have the optimism and dreams of all new parents. However, as the years pass and they realize that Dale is unlike other children, the Garnders face an unknown and scary diagnosis: Severe, Classical Autism. Even worse, they are told by "experts" their son will never be able to lead a normal life.

The author, Nuala Garnder, shares the frustration, challenges and fears she and her husband faced as they tried to keep their son from slipping further and further into his own world. Her open, honest account quickly draws the reader in and makes you feel like you are a family friend, sharing in all the defeats, but still hoping for a breakthrough to Dale's world. Her frank and beautiful story telling makes you want to laugh, cry, and empathize with her hourly challenges and defeats as she fights to get Dale the professional help they all need.

Hope, optimism and dreams are rekindled when a puppy comes into their lives. In the form of a golden retriever, Henry, the Garnders discover a way to slowly tear down the brick walls of Dale's Autistic cell. Henry's examples of unconditional love and patience save the entire family from the brink of despair by building a bridge between Dale's world and ours and making the impossible possible: for Dale to be a normal boy.

The worst is realized as Dale's little sister, Amy, also starts to show signs of Autism. Through the lessons from Henry, the Gardners are able to muster the strength to fight Autism head on yet again and with quick and early intervention, help to stop her deterioration into the unknown.

This book is a must read for everyone-beyond the story of parenting an autistic child-it is a story of hope and inspiration. Reading, A Friend Like Henry, makes you realize that miracles, no matter what others might say, are possible.

Would you like to read it? I loved the book so much that I am willing to give a copy to a lucky reader! See the rules at the bottom of this blog, leave a comment here or send me an email at:! The giveaway ends Oct. 1st and the winner will be contacted through email, so make sure I have a way to get in touch with you. Good Luck!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Past Reviews

Here are links to the reviews and giveaways I had before creating a nice "Miche Reviews" page to keep them all organized! Enjoy!

I Have Found My Jogger
Precious Moments Giveaway
Junk Yard Dogs
My New Ring Sling
Sippy Cups and Baby Plates
The Piano Is Fixed!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Review Blog

Hi, All! I have been blessed with some WONDERFUL online friends, and through their friendships I have been hooked up with some fantastic companies to do product reviews! I so very very excited! For the sake of organization, I will now be posting all of my product reviews, be them for a company or just to share my opinion with others, here at this blog,, an affiliate with my parenting blog,