Monthly Archive:: July 2009

I’m Reduced to Shameless Begging

In that the money is going toward a great cause, I don’t mind begging.  Though I’m very happy that a few people have bid on it, I must say I’m a little discouraged by the overall response.  So, I’m going to do what I can to jump start the bidding, since it ends next week.

First, I’ll beg.  Oh please, oh please, oh please!  It’s a great cause and like all charities, they really need support right now.

Second, I’ll plead.  100% of the proceeds go to charity.  In fact, you can donate the widding bid amount directly to SafetyBeltSafe USA and your donation may be tax deductible, since they are a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Plus, you get a unique memento to treasure and hand down to your children or grand children!

Third, I’ll match.  In addition to what I normally give to SafetyBeltSafe USA, I will match the winning bid amount with an additional donation of my own, up to $100.  Other communities based on a common cause routinely raise huge amounts for their charity auctions and drives.  I don’t think $100 is too much to ask!


Even if the bid amount is more than you would like to donate, please consider donating a smaller amount directly to SafetyBeltSafe USA and tell them CarseatBlog sent you!

Happy 1st Blogiversary to Us!

Well, it’s been a whole entire year since Darren, Heather, myself, and all our special guests have been furiously blogging away – hoping to keep you informed and mildly entertained. We hope you’ve enjoyed what we’ve had to say and we look forward to another great year at CarseatBlog. In celebration of our milestone, we’re sharing our cake with all of you and asking you to vote for your favorite CarseatBlog entry of the last 12 months. Darren, Heather and I will be voting for our favorites as well. Feel free to vote for more than one if you really can’t decide. Knowing what our readers enjoy most will help us as we continue to serve you in the future.

You Say Tomato….I say….Chicco!

Kecia is working hard on the Keyfit 30 infant seat review.  We’ll also be giving away a sporty Chicco tote bag soon.  We just needed to get something clarified, first.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!










We’re off celebrating too! Keep it safe and buckle up!

Of all the things I’ve lost….

I miss my mind the most.

Am I the only scatterbrained imbecile who leaves things in vehicles when checking seats?  Seriously, sometimes I wonder about my brain capacity.  Why is it that I can memorize nitty-gritty, minute technical details relating to all facets of child passenger safety but I can’t remember where I put my camera?  Or my sunglasses?  Or my LATCH Manual?

Just this past weekend I had my camera at a check event and it was [seemingly] there one moment and gone the next.  I thought maybe I put it down on the table and someone walked off with it.  However, after a few phone calls that evening to parents whose vehicles I had been in – we found it.  Duh!      

In the past I’ve managed to leave my sunglasses behind twice, my LATCH Manual at least twice and once I even left my entire purse in someone’s backseat!  Luckily they hadn’t gone too far by the time I realized my mistake and called them on their cell to come back.  Even the other times, I’ve always been able to retrieve the misplaced items but sheesh!  Enough already!  What’s wrong with me?

For the record, I’ve always been like this – even as a child.  I was the kid who lost her lunchbox practically every week.  Gloves, hats and umbrellas never stood a chance around me and after a while my mom just gave up on replacing those items.  Even a single shoe would frequently disappear in my house and I’d spend 30 minutes or more trying to locate one shoe when the other one was right by the door where it should be.

So, am I the only one in this boat?  More importantly, is there any hope for me?