Jammin’ in July – FREE Feel Better Frog

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We have a winner: #45 Pauline – DUDE, you just made it by the skin of your teeth! 30 seconds later and the drawing would have been over. It must have been all the begging.


I have started this first sentence about 1/2 dozen times. I keep having to start again, because it’s just pure misery and whining. I’ll just say that I woke up with a migraine. No more explanation needed, right? I missed a bridal shower, for which I feel guilty.

I am the queen of guilt. I feel guilty about everything, if you aren’t happy, don’t tell me –> I’ll feel guilty!

Friday night we received a HUGE shipment of toys from Manhattan Toy (winter and holiday stock is starting to arrive) about 6 p.m., too late to take to the warehouse (all deliveries come to me, mostly so I don’t have to pay staff to wait around @ the warehouse doing nothing), so they are stacked at my front door under a tarp (in case of rain).

To keep Georgia happy today (as I suffered with my migraine), I pulled out this Feel Better Frog toy. Normally, I wouldn’t do this, there are just too many clothes and toys @ www.thebabymarketplace.com and one little girl can’t have them all, but Mr. MK was working and I was suffering. Now of course, I feel guilty!

Feel Better Frog
BUT, it was a hit and I didn’t mind one bit sharing my bed with a nose blowing, sneezing, feverish frog! He does get better and he lets you know verbally, which was a hit with Georgia! I could have done without the MASSIVE thermometer being shoved in my gob every 5 minutes, but really the toy kept her happy and that makes me happy. He’s snuggled up in bed with her right now! He’s so much fun, I actually took him away from her a couple of times to try him out, plus she wasn’t “utilizing” all his great features correctly and that was making me crazy (I tried my best to show her how to properly ‘play with’ the frog, but she wasn’t having any of it – ungrateful swine)! I hate it when the kids don’t play with the toy like it shows on the box. FOLLOW. THE. INSTRUCTIONS.


This Feel Better Frog is so darn cute and was such great company, that I’m going to give one away today to ONE lucky winner.

As usual to be eligible to win, you need only leave a comment AND tell me are you a guilt monger like moi, or do you breeze through life without a care?

I will randomly draw a winner tomorrow night about 9 pm’ish.


Note: The Feel Better Frog has been added to the Jammin’ in July coupon promo so if you don’t win’em you can buy’em … cheap like!

I’m giving away a FREE product every week day until the end of July. Read more here: Contest Details

Visit www.thebabymarketplace.com for a great selection of baby shoes and baby clothes, cloth diapers too, and don’t forget the baby toys!

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Priya · July 8, 2007 at 11:25 pm

I am definitely a guilt monger my hubby tells me that if someone else does wrong u think too much and suffer it whereas that person is happy unaware. I guess its oversensitiveness & constantly putting oneself in others shoes that causes guilt in me.
U should be taking care of urself , take off the load on ur chest and just relax!

Corey · July 9, 2007 at 12:15 am

I hope you are feeling better. :)
I dont’ tend to pile on the guilt…..but I dont’ really breeze thru life either. I worry my way thru.

Bree · July 9, 2007 at 12:38 am

I hope your migraine goes away! no fun! I am guilty of being guilty and add worry to the mix. I am a mess ;)

That is one cute frog!

Keara · July 9, 2007 at 12:53 am

I am so sorry. I hope you feel better soon. It is so hard to be Mommy and be sick at the same time.

I love the little frog. Sometimes it is so hard to find a “doll” for a little boy.

jenB · July 9, 2007 at 12:55 am

I feel guilt therefore I am. For like my whole life. I do love that frog! I feel guilty right now for staying up so late. HA!

Richard · July 9, 2007 at 2:09 am

I’ve learnt that guilt will kill you. So I don’t do guilt. And oh. my. GOD. Anything passes for cute these days….

Marla · July 9, 2007 at 5:21 am

Omigosh, that frog looks soooo cute. I can see my little guy tending to him.

Guilt? Guilt? hahahahaha…..I don’t think it ever goes away…I love the previous comment about “I guilt therefor I am”. That’s me for sure!

Safire · July 9, 2007 at 6:21 am

Hope you are feeling better! And I don’t do the guilt thing unless it’s that time of the month. Then watch out!

Naomi · July 9, 2007 at 6:46 am

Guilty, guilty, guilty! Absolutely. I am typing this one-handed as I have Roo in my lap, demanding to watch cartoons on YouTube while I am willfully ignoring her pleas…

Laura · July 9, 2007 at 6:51 am

Uhh … I’m a mom. I make mistakes. Of course I’m guilty as charged. :)

(It’ too bad there isn’t a Feel Better toy to get rid mommy guilt.)

Kait · July 9, 2007 at 7:06 am

What a cute little frog. I don’t know many Mahattan Toys I don’t like. As for the guilt, I guess I only really feel guilty when it’s necessary. Otherwise I’ve got too much else going on.

glittersmama · July 9, 2007 at 7:13 am

I am definitely a guilty girl. Although I’m learning that I don’t have to be perfect, and anyone that expects me to be perfect is crazy.

Deb · July 9, 2007 at 7:53 am

Definitely a guilt monger here! No doubt about it. I’ve actually had to work very hard on myself (self imporvement) on feeling less guilty about things. Darn hard though!
Love the frog! Our littlest one we’ve nicknamed our ‘little green frog’.

Annie · July 9, 2007 at 7:56 am

I try to downplay my guilt-feeliing tendencies, but it’s tough when it comes so naturally!

Kilikina · July 9, 2007 at 7:56 am

Yes, GUILTY here! :)

Enter me for the frog!

Mama K · July 9, 2007 at 8:08 am

I try to live a zen exsistance, but the mommy guilt is a killer for me. I’m working on it. But I’d be lying if I said I don’t have any guilt… then I’d feel guilty about lying to you. :)

Michelle · July 9, 2007 at 8:10 am

I mostly am guilt free except for extremely hectic days where I sit there and think I sure yelled alot – there goes the Mommy of the year award for sure (AGAIN)! Hope your head is feeling better

Julie · July 9, 2007 at 8:25 am

Yep, I’m always feeling the guilt, too. Ugh. I’d have done the same thing in your shoes!
I love that frog! He is so cute and all of the little accessories are so adorable!

Lisa · July 9, 2007 at 8:26 am

I am guilty and know it. My current guilt is my baby is still taking a bottle. I beat myself up about it but cannot seem to wean him from it. Mommyhood= guilt. The great thing for me is I have two teens who are turning out wonderful. So I must be an ok mom even with my faults.

Beth · July 9, 2007 at 8:45 am

I have chronic migraines and am sick a lot. I feel guilty every time that I can’t focus on the kids as much as I would like. I really hope you feel better soon.

aBookworm · July 9, 2007 at 8:48 am

Huh, a guilt-monger?! Hope my spouse doesn’t read this or that’ll by my new title. Yes, I’m guilty of that, lol. It’s a recent phenomena that started when my kid was just a blob on the ultrasound. From then on, this feeling has been growing along with him.

Don’t get me started, I won’t be able to stop. But I do know this – winning this frog would surely cheer me … strike that, make my child happy is what I meant, honest!

As to “Follow the instructions” – how hard is that?! My kid uses the toys every which way except the way they’re meant to be, sigh. Why couldn’t I have had these toys growing up? I’d have played with them so much better (grumble, grumble, grumble…)

Mimi · July 9, 2007 at 9:06 am

Yes, I have been found guilty of feeling guilty too but I guess it’s a normal reaction…reading from you all!

Hope you get better soon Kim…

Maman Papoute · July 9, 2007 at 9:30 am

Is there a mother on earth who never feel guilty?

I don’t think so ;-)

Lacey · July 9, 2007 at 9:45 am

What a great looking toy. I just bought a doctor set for my niece and am already tired of playing patient. I think she would love to doctor a frog.

I have been known to have some guilt, especially when I let her watch tv so I can read some blogs.

What? OK. Turn off Ruby & Max and the computer, let’s go play!

Deanne S. · July 9, 2007 at 9:52 am

Have to agree with previous posts – much more guilt since I had kids!! Never would have guessed motherhood is such a mind game!!! :)

My 3 kids would LOVE that frog, and I would love them to have a different patient!

Karyne · July 9, 2007 at 9:57 am

Hope you are feeling well. I love the cute frog. And Juliane loves it too ;)

I feel guilty most of the time when I have to choose between my family and my mother. And when I’m on the computer instead of playing with my daughter…

maddiesmom · July 9, 2007 at 10:06 am

What a cute frog! I try to not get caught up in guilt..just be the best mom I can be.

Montserrat · July 9, 2007 at 10:53 am

I’m probably one of those that would drive you nuts. I’m usually a very cheerful, can’t really be offended, no guilt kinda gal.

marcy · July 9, 2007 at 11:18 am

That is sooooo adorable.
Yes I am a Guilt MONGOR. I feel guilty when I KNOW i should be paying more attention to my kids and i am not. But Sometimes they have to just fend for themselves and that is ok too.

When it comes to my parents they are total GUILT layers so that is probably where I get it from.

katie bowen · July 9, 2007 at 11:28 am

feel better…in this heat moms are doomed for migraines and dehydration…with all that kid chasing we must stay hydrated! i guilted my hubby to get up with the kiddo…moms gotta sleep sometime!

Laura · July 9, 2007 at 11:28 am

Oh, can I relate to your blog today!

First off, migraines have been a huge disruption to my life for 13 years now. I have a whole arsenal of different drugs and coping techniques in my bathroom cupboard… I’ve tried everything! So I truly feel your pain and hope you can get better soon.

Secondly, I am 99% guilt. It nearly defines me. There’s the whole parental guilt thing, which would take a novel to discuss, but I also feel guilt for fairly innocuous things. I am very sensitive to other’s feelings, but I can read too much into things and if I feel I have inconvenienced someone or let them down or not done enough or not been appreciative enough, then comes the GUILT.

I love Manhattan Toys in general, but that frog is awesome! I think that might be just the ticket for my 3 year old. Since he had a bout of scarlet fever back in February, he has hated all things doctor or hospital. Just try and reason with a 3 year old! It doesn’t happen. I think the Feel Better Frog might help him work through his feelings and even lessen his anxiety. It might be good to bring froggy to the doctor and everything doctor does to him, he can do to the froggy! Or something.

Lesha Anderson · July 9, 2007 at 11:41 am

I know everyone is not perfect, but I feel so guilty at times, because my job keeps me really busy. However, I know that I have to make a living in order to provide for my little one. :)

carol · July 9, 2007 at 12:31 pm

How great is that frog for my granddaughters.

I’m sure I have had some parent guilt in my time. I just try not to dwell on it.

Cherylyn · July 9, 2007 at 12:59 pm

I never struggled with guilt till motherhood. If I am playing with my kids I feel guilty that my house is a wreck and they will never learn to play on their own. If I am cleaning and ignoring them, then I feel guilty for doing that, cause why I am a stay at home mom if I ignore them. Guilt truly is the gift that keeps on giving!

Kami · July 9, 2007 at 2:43 pm

It drives me batty when my kids don’t play with the toys like it shows on the box! C’mon, the pictures are there for a reason ;-)

I feel guilty lots but I also try really hard to realize I can’t be everything to everyone. I think guilt is the hardest part of motherhood.

Lisa · July 9, 2007 at 3:11 pm

That looks like a super-adorable frog that my girls would absolutely love!!!
I too have the Mommy guilt gene. I think it comes out the first time you see your first baby. I’ve just started reading a great book “I Was a Great Mom Before I Had Kids” and there is a whole chapter devoted to guilt. Speaking of guilt, I’m feeling guilty that I’m not playing with the kiddos & am on the computer instead…..

leslie · July 9, 2007 at 3:39 pm

mom = guilt…if you don’t feel guilty to start with, you’ll probably get the blame in the end!

alison · July 9, 2007 at 3:47 pm

As long as I never do anything I don’t personally agree with then I won’t feel guilty for doing (or not doing, as the case may be) said thing. Now, of course that is much easier said than done.

Janice · July 9, 2007 at 5:03 pm

Yep, seems like I always feel guilty about something. I’ve always been this way, being a mom just adds another layer.

LOVE the frog.

Nikki · July 9, 2007 at 6:01 pm

I hope you feel better soon…I think we all struggle with the issue of guilt.

Beth · July 9, 2007 at 6:23 pm

Always guilt ridden-to a ridiculous point.

Susy-Q · July 9, 2007 at 6:57 pm

I LOVE FROGS! And if I win it, I will feel guilty that I took it from another possible winner!

jody · July 9, 2007 at 8:42 pm

I’m the queen of guilt! Love the frog.

lenora · July 9, 2007 at 8:55 pm

I think my grandson would love this froggy. He is in the hospital with leukemia. I hope I win … I feel guilty less now that my children are grown.

Pauline · July 9, 2007 at 9:14 pm

I love this frog,

I have bought so many frog items already from your store – my son is frog mad. He has Frog bical grippers (when are you getting more of these?), feeding frenzy frog which makes silly noise when you put bugs in its mouth (from Manhattan toys too), kidorable frog boots, Little Me frog clothing.

Please Please pick me (I know it is rude to say that – but I am begging) my son will love this.

Annette · July 9, 2007 at 9:17 pm

Wow this is really cool toy, frogs are so much fun for both boys and girls. I like this toy as it teaches oompassion – looking after something and treating it gently.

It is funny how kids find their own games to play with toys rather than following the “proper” way to play with it – but it must mean that they have a good imagination.

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