Monday, July 29, 2013

Swag Ho Monday: Happy Family Pouches

Disclaimer: this post has not been sponsored. You really think anyone would want to sponsor this ess-H-eye-tee?

I just flew in from BlogHer13, and boy are my arms tired. "But Kate," you may be asking yourself, "why were you at a conference for bloggers when you only publish a blog post about once a quarter?" Well, my friend, that's another story for another day. Today's story is about Stuff We All Get. If you're not familiar with the conference, it's a place where bloggers from beginner to experienced can all go to learn, to network, and... to get lots of free shit. Some of that shit is given in exchange for a plug on a blog, some of it is just handed to you in a big bag. That's the kind of free shit I like. Big bags of it. I don't even care what it is. I'm that pathetic.

Since I don't exactly have a following here in my little corner of the internet, nobody was necessarily throwing their free stuff at me. But that doesn't mean I don't wanna talk about it. So from this day forward, Monday, I dub thee "Swag Ho." And I will use this day to talk about the different uses I find for stuff. For now, it will be stuff I got from BlogHer. And since I will eventually run out of SWAG from the conference, I'll just start looking for stuff around my house, or maybe stealing it from Target. (Just kidding, mom) Here's the beauty of it - since nobody asked me to do this, I can say whatever the hell I want. I don't have to use prewritten copy from some press sheet to try to get you to buy something. I don't care if you buy it or not! I just want to share my pearls of knowledge with you because I love you, dear singular reader.

So let's get started with this week's product: happy family organic superfoods.



As a mother and an organic food enthusiast, I was already very familiar with this product. I'm a huge fan. Kid A still eats Happy Family brand foods, well past babyhood. Who doesn't love Happy Baby pouches? Healthy, easy, convenient. I could go on and on. But did you know that Happy Family now makes pouches for adults?

I know! Gross, right? Why would an adult want to eat a pouch of pureed food when we have all these nice teeth that we can use to chew real, grownup food? I'll admit I judged that book right by its cover, too. But I was wrong. Dead wrong.

I know I'm not the only one who gets, um... backed up when flying on airplanes. I remember spending my first night during a visit to Hawaii trying to find prune juice in a convenience store. (Side note: convenience stores don't carry prune juice. Go ahead and try to find prune juice in a convenience store. I dare you.) So there I was, in my hotel room, feeling like ten pounds of potatoes in a five pound bag. I rummaged through my stuff in search of a solution and came up with nothing. And then, there they were... I swear they had a halo of light shining around them. My beloved organic baby food pouches. I chose the coco orange mango. And you know what? It wasn't that bad. Also, it did the job in under 10 minutes, if you're picking up what I'm putting down.

Poop. I was putting down poop.

So, on a scale of ridiculous waste of time to best thing ever, I give Happy Family grown up pouches an enthusiastic 8.5. And there you have it: baby food. An effective solution to the embarrassing plague of traveler's constipation!