MiaMily Hipster Plus 3D Baby Carrier


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More women would carry their babies against their bodies in a baby carrier if they didn’t suffer so much back pain as a result, or worry about what it was doing to their infant’s hips. The MiaMily Hipster Plus 3D carrier hopes to change all that.

Their new product is designed to support a baby’s natural shape and healthy development. The company aims to relieve your sore back, too, so you can enjoy that closeness you feel from carrying an infant, but without having to lug him in your arms. Let go and enjoy your baby.


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Selecting a Baby Carrier to Prevent a Hip Problem

MiaMily addresses a common complaint among babies: hip dysplasia. This is a condition frequently caused by improper positioning of the legs in a car seat, sling, or carrier. Hip dysplasia can also be a birth defect. Selecting a well-made product which addresses this concern will help provide stability in a baby’s hips and prevent pain or even correct hip dysplasia as a condition experienced from birth.

The trouble is that we imagine a baby’s legs should be straight, hip’s distance apart, like ours. Really, they need to be bent, wide, and raised. It doesn’t look natural but babies love this position.

Mommy and Daddy Pain

A carefully crafted baby carrier also relieves the stress on an adult’s back, one of those typical conditions men and women suffer from until their babies are school-aged it would seem. Children want to be carried, but at least prevent strain in the early days if you can. Holding a weight of any kind close to your body is always best for your back.

Expert-approved MiaMily Hipster Plus 3D

An organization known as the International Hip Dysplasia Institute tested the MiaMily Hipster Plus 3D and approved its design. They believe this is a safe carrier for babies, one that will potentially prevent hip dysplasia in your infant. The Hipster Plus 3D supports an infant’s legs in the right angle called an “M” with legs wide and knees at the same height as hips. They also believe the ergonomic style is ideal for preventing parental pain.

Details of the MiaMily Hipster Plus 3D

3D stands for “3 directions” because you can adjust the carrier to hold your baby back, front, or side. Choose whichever angle is most comfortable for you and your baby or most practical for the purpose at hand. When a baby has grown into a toddler, she is probably easier to carry on your back where there is more leg room and she doesn’t need to see your face constantly. Turn the baby at your front to face you or to face outward.

One wide, soft strap rests against a parent’s back or front depending on orientation. This makes it comfortable for mother or father. Wide, soft straps over her shoulders prevent digging and discomfort. Everything is fastened fully for safety at several points along the parent’s body while the baby rests comfortably in the cushiony softness of the carrier.

There is even a zipper making this a fanny pack and a carrier at the same time. Store essentials and keep them close at hand; items like wipes, a small toy, and snacks for baby and parent.

MiaMily Behind the Scenes

The people behind MiaMily profess a passion for making high-quality products that parents can trust. They rely strongly on the feedback they receive from moms and dads all over the world; men and women who have helped them to create this, their best carrier yet.

Cecilia and Alessandro are the founders of this Swiss company. They proudly parent their own pair of daughters whose names inspire the company moniker: Mia and Emily. When traveling at home or abroad they want their girls at their sides, so they know how much such closeness means to other parents too.

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Looking at Inflatable Pontoon Boats AND a Memory


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Lately, we’ve noticed that those cool 1-person and 2-person inflatable pontoon boats have become pretty popular. I see them on rivers and lakes frequently these days. The other day, I recognized this Classic Accessories Colorado XT Inflatable Pontoon Boat (With Transport Wheel & Motor Mount) that was purchased on Amazon and saw that it was about the highest rated rig in its category, and the more I checked it out, the more I thought the usual thought that I have when I see cool things to add to our site here – and that’s “Man, I WANT that!” Of course I do. 🙂

But, it brought back a memory that I thought I’d share with our readers here. I have to disguise the actual name of the resort since I didn’t actually have any kind of boating license whatsoever, but this story is from a far simpler time…

This is my personal experience with a pontoon boat – and the first time I “piloted” one.

So, back in the 1980s (seems like a long time ago all of a sudden when I say it that way), I worked at a resort in Colorado when, at some point I started taking people over Trail Ridge Road as did many of the resorts back then. We would load our guests in some big van, and then drive over to Grand Lake, and take a pontoon party type of boat and tool around and enjoy lunch on that beautiful lake.

Now, not only did I not have any type of commercial drivers licenses back then by the way, and I’d only actually been ON a pontoon boat once before, and never, ever actually piloted one.

But the guests didn’t know any of this.

I went to the marina at the adjacent lake or reservoir – whatever it was – to check out the boat for the day, and told them I had no idea what I was doing or how to navigate over to Grand Lake. They just said, “Steer to the left of those (whatever) buoys, and go so slow that you don’t make a wake. And when you get to the bridge, the pass-through is really narrow, so try not to bang the boat on the sides of the bridge. Then you’ll be on Grand Lake.”

That’s it! That was all the instruction I was given. I was able to navigate okay to the bridge, way in the distance – and then because I was nervous about whether or not I could navigate through the narrow opening, I told the guests on board, “Ok everyone, this is where we place our bets as to whether or not your tour guide can make it through the bridge without hitting the boat. Some days we can do it, and others we can’t! What will it be today? Please keep your hands INSIDE the boat in case we do hit the walls.”

They were all laughing – and SOMEHOW I got through clear – without hitting the walls. They were all applauding! They had NO idea I was terrified! Then, out on the open lake, I just cruised around and tried to keep the bridge in my site so I could get back later!

Then we had to go back THROUGH the bridge, which I managed, and then find the marina again – which I somehow did – there was more than one – and then park the darned thing – which I sort-of did – the dock hands were there to help tie me in.

THEN, back into the van and the long drive back OVER Trail Ridge Road (the highest continuous paved road in the US I think – complete with lots of great drop-offs… Oy…) Back to the resort in time for dinner.

The guests all thought I was a pro and more than one guest bought me a drink at the bar. They had an absolute blast, and after that I was much more confident.

Boy, those were some LOOOONG days.

But taking guests to their rafting float trips on the Colorado river were even LONGER days… I’d have to nap in the van when they’d be on the river – just so I could remain awake enough to drive them back (also over Trail Ridge Road).

I know people who still work there. I should ask sometime if they now have commercial driving and boating licenses. Haha!

But, anyway, it’s totally easy to see why these smaller (and much more manageable) inflatable pontoon boats are so popular. I think I could get into fishing or just floating around in these very, very easily. Thanks for reading! I’ll post more info on these boats soon!

PS: If I’ve inspired you to check out the Classic Accessories Colorado XT Inflatable Pontoon Boat, CLICK HERE!

Mourning Our Orlando FL Brothers and Sisters


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We – along with the rest of the world – were horrified to learn of the devastating tragedy that has befallen our brothers, sisters, and their families in Orlando, Florida. We have no words that could possibly comfort those left behind.

I have been thinking about what I could possibly write that could ever help ease any pain in the hearts of those who were targeted in this horrific attack (and who, through some miracle survived – at least physically) and the families of those who did not survive.

The more that I ponder what to write, the more I come to believe that there are no words that exist in the English language – at least none that I know of – that can provide any comfort.

I have no words.

I only have feelings. And, unfortunately I am not a good enough writer to articulate my feelings when it comes to something like this. All I can tell you is that I feel so much love for those of you who survived, for those who have not, and for those who have been left behind.

And even those words seem so insignificant.

It’s difficult – on a day such as today – for me to post anything except thoughts of love for all of you, and condolences on behalf of all of us at

We will keep all of you in our hearts as we all try to move forward in the days ahead.

We love you all so much. #Orlando

Recall Alert: Do You Buy Frozen Foods from the Big Box Stores?

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Hello readers! I have received a notice that the FDA has announced a recall on certain frozen fruits and veggies – including organic – that have been purchased at stores such as BJs, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart (Sam’s Club), etc. The title of the FDA announcement is: “CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk” – and the foods may have been contaminated with the organism, Listeria monocytogenes.

You may have heard of this in the press in the past. This recall was posted at the FDA site on May 2, 2016. You may have received a telephone call originating at the phone number: 844-483-3866 about this if the affected stores had some record of you possibly having purchased a potentially contaminated item. I received this phone call this morning, and they did leave a recorded message about this – if you see this number on your caller ID, definitely check the message, since the only reason you would get it would be if there was some record of you purchasing a potentially contaminated item.

It occurred to me that I had, indeed purchased some frozen berries as well as frozen spinach, and a few of the other items involved with the recall at one of the stores – fortunately, we were not affected by this, and no longer have the items.

However, here at, we want to be sure that we help spread the word since we know that many of our readers, friends, and family might also be affected by this.

Here is the link to the FDA Recall, dated 5/2/16: – There you will find an extensive list of the products involved, as well as what actions you can take.

In the meantime, stay well!