Product Reviews

  • ‘In Intimate Detail’ Is the Only Lingerie Guide You’ll Ever Need

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    A little background

    There was a time I didn’t know shit about lingerie. My knowledge didn’t extend beyond knowing my bra size and attaching thigh highs to garter belts. I’m talking basic, that is until the innanets introduced me to Cora Harrington, founder, and Editor in Chief of the world’s largest lingerie blog, The Lingerie Addict.

    Finding her blog was mindblowing for me. Cora and her writers opened my mind to a wealth of information regarding underwear and the lingerie industry as a whole. What did I learn you ask? I learned about different types of lace and how it’s used (cause not all lace is the same), to discovering new indie brands from her in-depth reviews, as well as general history about lingerie as a whole.

    Aside from everything I’ve learned these last couple of years, the thing I’ve come to love most about her blog is the idea that: lingerie is for everyone regardless of shape, size or sexuality, and lingerie is for you. Meaning, you don’t have to have a partner to buy or wear lingerie. Lingerie is and should be for your personal enjoyment. That’s not saying you shouldn’t wear it for your partner but it shouldn’t be the only reason why it’s worn.

    The book

    Over the last year, Cora has taken all of her knowledge and poured it into her debut book, In Intimate Detail. Y’all, this book – perfection! Cora teaches you everything you need to know about underthings and how to care for them. Its masterful breakdown, pretty watercolored pages, and beautiful illustrations by Sandy Wirt instantly make this the only lingerie guide you’ll need, in life.

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    “Beautiful lingerie… is a signal that you love yourself enough to take out the good stuff and feel special even on the most mundane of days.”
    —Dita Von Teese, from the foreword


    See what I mean. The details. It’s going to change the way you view and purchase your intimates. It’s changed mine. In Intimate Detail is out now so do yourself a favor and get it.

    Do you read and/or follow The Lingerie Addict? Have you purchased In Intimate Detail? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

    Photo Credit: The Lingerie Addict  

  • Dogipack: The Fur Baby Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed

    Dogipack was mentioned in the 2017 Mommy R+R Holiday Guide For Moms. This feature is a follow-up to that mention.

    So as well as being a mom of two, I’m also a dog mom. Before my kids were even a thought I got a dog, my baby #1. Lol! Once the kids arrived I realized walking the dog is an actual shit show. Both literally and figuratively.

    Walking the dog is project. You need 8 arms, ninja stealth, and the patience of a true saint. I have come to dread walking my dog, and I have to do it 3 times a day. Then I got my DogiPack.

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    This nifty little dog walking utility belt comes equipped with five pockets that will hold: your phone, portable dog bowl (included), water bottle, poop bag dispenser, and a dog treat pouch. It snaps around your waist freeing up my hands to hold my daughters hand, push my stroller, or tend to either one of the kids.

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    This handsfree pouch retails for $69 and comes in three colors: charcoal, red and pink. If you have a dog, and kids… get one. Now! No pressure, but really get one. It’s a game changer. You can order it online at DogiPack.com.

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    For every purchase made a portion of the proceeds goes to a different dog rescue organization each month.

    *DogiPack provided Mommy R+R with a complementary pouch for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

  • Snack Time with Daelmans Stroopwafels

    Daelmans Stroopwafels was mentioned in the 2017 Mommy R+R Holiday Guide For Moms. This feature is a follow-up to that mention.

    If there is one thing that I can share about myself is, I love me a good snack. Cookies, cakes, ice cream, you name it, I will eat it. I’m always looking for a new snack to indulge in and my newest indulgence is Daelmans Stroopwafels.  

    Daelmans Stroopwafels is a sweet, thin waffle cookie with a delicious soft caramel center that warms up when you place it over a hot cup of tea or coffee.

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    It tastes AMAZING!! Dunk’em, scarf’em down, or savor them bite by bite – you can’t go wrong. But wait, I took it a step further and tried them with ice cream and let me tell you…I’m addicted. I had to stop myself from opening the other two packs I had. I couldn’t stop eating them!!

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    I’ve since eaten all of them and now I’m sad til I get more.

    Daelmans Stroopwafels are a great gift option for the foodies in your life. Or just a snack to keep at home in your pantry. Me and my daughter ate a whole box in a day, so I give it my stamp of approval as a snack for the whole family.

    Flavors & Where To Buy?

    Daelmans Stroopwafels come in a variety of flavors Honey, Caramel, and Chocolate-Caramel. And can be purchased in the US Cost Plus World Market and Peters Gourmet Market. The retail price for the cube box is $4.99. The duo-pack retails for $1.79. Stroopwafels can also be found locally at Cost Plus World Market, TJMaxx, Home Goods, 7-Eleven and Walgreens (the duo packs), and you can also find them at Barnes & Noble Starbucks Cafes.

    Share in the comments which ones you’re gonna try, and if you’ve had these before I definitely wanna hear from you. Happy snacking!

    *Daelmans Stroopwafels provided Mommy R+R with a complementary samples for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

  • Kindred Bravely The Most Comfy Nursing & Lounging Bra EVER!!

    Kindred Bravely was mentioned in the 2017 Mommy R+R Holiday Guide For Moms. This feature is a follow-up to that mention.

    Kindred Bravely valerie pierre mommyrandrI am a two time, exclusively breastfeeding mom. I nursed my daughter until she self-weaned at 18 months and my son is still exclusively breastfed at 11 months, and we’re still going strong. And let’s face it, as a nursing mom, you spend 99% of your day in uncomfortable situations. Whether your baby is sticking their feet in your face while feeding. Yanking on your other boob, ouch!! Or the all time favorite, viciously shaking their head while latched on for dear life, as if they’ve suddenly transformed into a baby pup with a chew toy. Our bodies take a beating. So if you can find a product that gives comfort in even the slightest way, I am all for it.

    The The French Terry Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra from Kindred Bravely is exactly that. It is a soft rayon and spandex blend nursing bra that offers much needed comfort nursing mamas. This plush bra feels great against the skin and has no uncomfortable underwire to dig in or cause clogged ducts.

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    The cross front design, offers ease of access to nurse your baby. And the racer back design, helps to relieve pressure on the shoulders. When I’m not nursing I also find it to be a great sleep and lounging bra. I wear mine around the house and to bed at night to offer some soft support to my sometimes heavy milk filled breasts. It honestly, feels like a soft cloud against my skin.

    The French Terry Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra retails for $25.99 on the Kindred Bravely website. They come in eight different colors, and 12 different sizes, from x-small to XXL-busty. The site also offers free shipping on orders over $45 and free returns!! They’re also giving back by donating 10% of their proceeds to the March of Dimes. You can also purchase one of their digital gift cards for a mom friend to shop the site herself.

    This bra is sooo comfortable and definitely worth every penny!

    *Kindred Bravely provided Mommy R+R with a complementary Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.