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Staying Connected With Cloudpets

If you’re a regular around here, you’ve probably read about my mom and how she’s been in failing health. If you haven’t heard about my mom yet, she has been sick for really, really long time. In addition to being a melanoma survivor (4+ years), she has a liver that practically doesn’t work anymore (she’s on the transplant list), she’s a diabetic and on top of all that, she literally has no immune system. There are quite a few other things, but those are the biggies.

Because of all her ailments, mostly the diabetes, she gets these wounds on her legs that just don’t heal. She has really bad varicose veins which make her skin susceptible to skin irritations. The smallest skin irritation can turn into a big one in her case and because these wounds take months and even years (yes, years) to start to get better, she’s in and out of the hospital with constant infections – and because of the infections, she’s in constant pain.

The doctors have tried everything with her to get those darn wound to heal. She’s been on many different medications, antibiotics and tried pretty much every wound care technique there is. Two weeks ago she ended up in the hospital for the second time this year.

She got admitted about two weeks ago and hasn’t been home since.

mom hospital

She actually got moved last week to a rehab facility where they are keeping her for at least a few more weeks. The wounds are so bad that she can’t even walk, so she needs to be someplace where she has round the clock care until they can get her situation under control and she can start walking again.

My mom isn’t that far away (about 45 minutes from me), but since I can’t get there to see her all the time, I wanted to find a way to stay in touch with her. Since she’s constantly got nurses, doctors and physical therapists in and out of her room, she can’t always take a phone call, but when I was at Walmart the other day, I found the perfect solution. I walked right into a pallet display of CloudPets(TM) and knew immediately that I wanted to get one for my mom.

walmart cloud pets

CloudPets(TM) are a new, one-of-a-kind product that can help you stay in touch with your loved ones when they are far away. They are all so cute, but my boys and I decided that my mom would really like the Bear, so that’s the one we got for her.


In order for your CloudPets(TM) to work properly, all you have to do is download and use their free app! There are parental controls, too, so you can rest easy about the kids using it.

My boys and I brought the new CloudPet(TM) to my mom this past weekend and although she doesn’t look all that happy in the picture because she had just finished her PT and was in severe pain, she loved it. She really did. She was so happy that she was going to be getting some surprise messages from my boys during her stay in the rehab facility and I was happy that we were able to cheer her up a little bit.


CloudPets(TM) each take three AA batteries. At my Walmart, they had the batteries right next to the pallet display of CloudPets(TM), so I grabbed them at the same time that I got my Bear CloudPet(TM). Easy peasy.


CloudPets(TM) are available in select Walmart stores, but will be available nationwide soon. Click this link for a complete CloudPets(TM) tour and to find out how they work: How CloudPets(TM) Work!

The boys are loving being able to send their Nana messages any time they want and I know for a fact that my mom loves getting them.


I would love to hear how you would use your CloudPets(TM) to stay connected to your loved ones.

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  1. Janine Huldie

    Aw, I am so sorry your mom is back in the hospital, but do love that the boys can send her messages with this bear whenever they want. Very clever idea.

  2. kristimaloney

    I hope your mom is feeling better soon! We’ve never had a Cloud Pet, but it is such a cute concept.

  3. [email protected]..andDadtoo

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s struggles. Love that your boys can give her mementos to keep her spirits up.

  4. Jason Young

    Hope your mom gets better soon. Anything that can be done to lift spirits in the meantime is always very helpful

  5. Heather

    Looks like a great gift. Nothing like a cuddly bear to help comfort.

  6. Pam

    I agree completely. I wish I had gotten one of these for my dad when he was in the nursing home.

  7. LifeAsAConvert

    Nursing home patients would probably love these. I know some people around here don’t get many visitors

  8. becca112971

    So sorry your mom is still feeling bad. I love this cuddle bear idea. So nice your boys get to keep up with nana.

  9. Liz Mays

    It really is cuddly and probably quite comforting. I think it’s a great idea!

  10. Jennifer

    That is the cutest thing ever. I love this idea, and I love that it’s helping your kids and your mom feel better.

  11. Catherine S

    I agree, the bear is so cute. Anything to help lift her sprits and stay connected with family is awesome. I hope she feels better.

  12. Claudia Krusch

    I hope your mom feels better soon! Love the idea of the bear to give comfort to all involved!

  13. Debbie L.

    Me too – good luck to your mom and your family. Sending prayers your way.

  14. Dawn

    I hope your mom feels better! In the meantime, it’s nice that she and the grandkids can stay connected in such a cute, uplifting way.

  15. crystal

    Grandchildren made my mom’s recovery easier. It’s hard not to feel their energy and positivity.

  16. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    This has got to be the cutest way to stay connected I’ve ever seen. I hope your mom feels better soon. Until then, it’s nice to have a cute buddy to stay connected with the kids.

  17. Melissa Pezza

    This is the absolute best get well present ever. I can think of so many family members who can have used this.

  18. Theresa

    Definitely a great get well present! I forgot to say, I do hope your mom is feeling better soon!

  19. Heather

    That is awesome! I might have to look into this and get one for my kids grandma. My oldest Is just learning how to read and write and being able to share messages like this I think would bring them closer.

  20. crystal

    What a sweet way to stay connected. Plus, I’m sure it’d be motivating to learn to read & write.

  21. littlemisscant

    Oh Robin…I love that you can stay connected to your mom and she has something to snuggle and comfort her when she feels crappy. Hope she mends quickly so she can get back to her old life!

  22. Planet of the Apels

    That’s such a good idea! I’m sure she loves hearing from your boys. I had no idea your mom was so sick. I’m thinking of her. I hope she gets well enough to go home. Being stuck in the hospital is no fun!

  23. Patrice M Foster

    This is interesting Cloudpets my favorite is teddy. Hope your mother is ok. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Lois Alter Mark

    The bear is adorable. I’m sorry your mom is in the hospital, and I hope the bear makes her smile.

  25. alexisakamom0616

    Prayers with you mom for speedy recovery! I haven’t heard of them will have to check it out.

  26. kelseyapley

    Aw that is so sweet to get that bear for her. So sorry to hear about your mom, I hope she can heal up and come home soon!

  27. Jeanette

    Oh man I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I saw the commercial for this on TV and thought it was such a good idea. It keeps families close. With this families can stay together no matter where they are!

  28. toughcookiemommy

    This is such a sweet idea to keep in touch with loved ones. I’m so sorry that your mom continues to suffer due to her health. I hope she gets some relief fast.

  29. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom! I know that’s got to be rough. I’m so sorry.That cloud pet is so neat! Does it read the messages?

  30. Sicorra

    Those bears are a brilliant idea! Great way to stay in touch.

  31. My Journey With Candida

    Awww Robin… so sorry to hear your Mom isn’t doing well. That really sucks. But, so glad she can get messages from you and the boys on the CloudPet. I know if it were me, I would love it.

  32. Shann Eva

    That is a really great idea .I’ve never heard of them before, but it sounds like a cute way to keep in touch and send messages .

  33. Catherine

    This is such a lovely idea, definitely a great way of keeping close to your loved ones with little personal touch. I hope your Mum starts to feel better soon. xxx

  34. tiarasandtantrums

    I’m so sorry to hear your mom is not feeling well! I really hope she is back to “normal” soon!

  35. Ourfamilyworld

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom being admitted to the hospital. I’m sure the cute cloudpet cheered her up.

  36. ardisgirl

    This is the cutest toy ever and we have it on our wish list.

  37. ogilvieronda

    Cloud pets sound amazing! So sorry about your mama! My mom too had diabetes. She loved the way Emu oil worked on her legs! There is nothing harder than watching your parents suffer. Hopefully she is able to get some relief from the pain.

  38. lisa @bitesforbabies

    Wow, these stuffed animals sound great! What a way to put a smile on someone’s face who is trying to get through a tough time!

  39. clumpsofmascara

    I don’t have a CloudPet (yet) but I think it’s such a sweeeet idea. Sending you and your family lots of love. And sending your mom virtual hugs!

  40. Catherine S

    Sorry to hear about your mom and I hope she starts to feel better. The bear is such a cute idea. I could use that to stay in touch with my mom.

  41. Jenna Wood

    We live in an active military community and I know plenty of parents who would love to send their children messages with a Cloud Pet. I’ve heard these are easy to use and learn to use, making them great for grandparents too!

  42. vegetarianmammac

    I hope that your mom is feeling better soon! This cloud pet looks and sounds amazing. My kids could connect more with their extended family!

  43. Maria

    Oh no, sorry to hear about your mom and her diabetes. My Father-in-law had diabetes and similar issues with his legs – really huge sores that wouldn’t heal. It was very painful for him. Hope she feels better soon.

  44. Amber C.

    I have seen these on TV and I think it’s a GREAT idea! I would love for my son to have one while I’m in the hospital giving birth to his little sister!

  45. poshjournal (@MyPoshJournal)

    hope your mom gets better soon! The cloud pet is the perfect calming gift for her. I wish her all the best and send my prayer to her

  46. ARod

    That is such a great idea and new use for it. I’m sorry to hear about your mothers condition. But happy you and boys have a great way of getting in touch with her. Will send prayers up for her quick healing.

  47. Jeanine

    First I’m so sorry about your mom! Big hugs to you all! Second this is an awesome idea! I hadn’t heard of cloud pets before. This is so awesome!

  48. Pam

    This is such a cool idea. What a fun way to stay connected with loved ones that you can’t see all the time!

  49. Nickida

    This is such a cool idea. I love that you can send messages to loved ones. It’s really a great product.

  50. Becky

    Yes sad to hear she isn’t doing well. I have seen Cloud Pets around but haven’t thought about getting own for a sock relative to snuggle with.

  51. Amy Desrosiers

    What an amazing gesture to give your mom a Cloud Pet! i pray that she gets better!

  52. lisa

    I am very sorry to hear about your mom’s health. Hopefully she is on the upswing and these cloudpets sound like they are a great idea to keep in touch!

  53. Liz Mays

    I’m guessing the kids like keeping in touch with her that way too. I’m so sorry she’s having such a struggle, Robin!

  54. emjoven -

    CloudPet is a great gift. I wish your Mom all the best and will pray for her complete healing!

  55. Kelly (@KickingWKelly)

    I am sorry to hear about the troubles your mom has been having. This is a great way to help her feel connected.

  56. Alicia

    I hope your mom gets better soon! What a great way to stay in touch w/ her.

  57. Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    Sounds like you have one strong mama there! I wish I could hug her! As for the Cloud Pet Teddy, we have him too! He is really neat, isn’t he?

  58. Dawn McAlexander

    This sounds like the perfect gift for your mother. I hope she gets to feeling better soon and is able to leave the hospital.

  59. Dawn McAlexander

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I didn’t know she was in that bad of a shape. At least you were able to cheer her up some with the Cloud Pet!

  60. vanessa: BriteandBubbly

    I am so sorry to see your mom is in the hospital. I hope she gets better soon and gets the treatment she needs. It’s great that toys can do so much these days and help stay in contact with her. It’s such a sweet idea.

  61. shaunatorres

    This is so super cool… I am sorry about your mother, but this was such a fun way to stay close. Thanks for sharing…

  62. Seattle Travel Blogger

    I’m so glad she loved it! I am so sorry for her being in the hospital, I hope she gets well soon.

  63. Dhemz

    I wish your mom well. Glad to know that she loved it. It looks cuddly and soft.

  64. Christie

    What a sweet way to stay connected with grandma! I love this concept and the love for family!

  65. angie

    love it what a cute way to stay in touch. Prayers for your mom

  66. Kristi

    What a great idea… had not heard of CloudPets before your post. I hope your Mom enjoys it, no fun to be in the hospital for weeks at a time but I imagine the CloudPet gives her something to look forward to.

  67. Autumn @Mamachallenge

    I hope your mother starts feeling better! That is such a wonderful product.

  68. Dinner, then Dessert (@EatsnSweets)

    I hope your mom gets better and gets out of the hospital.

  69. aordinarylife

    Sending you all lots of love and what better way to send love to you momma when you cant then like this, love it!

  70. Claudette Esterine

    My warmest regards to your mother and yourself as you both journey through this experience.

  71. Shelley Zurek

    HOw wonderful and meaningful. The softness of the bear combined with the sweetness of the messsages must really serve to cheer her. Please tell her that I will pray for her recovery!

  72. ronleyba (@ronley_ph)

    Sorry to what happened to your mom. Great thing that CloudPet can keep her company all the time.

  73. Carol Bryant

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom, and this is a beautiful thing to have to keep her spirits up with the CloudPet.

  74. Aubrey

    What a cute way to stay connected. I have never heard of these.

  75. Ann Bacciaglia

    CloudPets is an amazing idea. I love that your Mom is able to get messages from her grand children. It must cheer her up when she gets one.

  76. Elizabeth Lampman

    I have never heard of CloudPets before. My parents are gone six months of the year and this would be amazing for them.

  77. Theresa

    Allison would be all over the kitty one. She has a school aid she’s pen pals with. I bet she’d hook it up to be connected to the aid during summer break!

  78. HilLesha

    That bear is simply adorable! Plus, it’s such a wonderful and ingenious way to stay in touch with loved ones. I’m happy to hear that it put your mom in good spirits.

  79. Shannon P

    This is such an awesome way to keep connected with friends and family who can’t be near!

  80. toxict15

    Wow these are a great idea to help stay connected and encourage your mama to get better

  81. Terra Heck

    Many prayers for your mom. Hope she gets some relief from the pain. Hopefully the Cloud Pet will continue to give her encouragement.

  82. Annemarie LeBlanc

    First, I would want to wish your mom a speedy recovery. Second, I am touched that your boys love staying connected to their grandmother. That is so sweet. Cloud Pet can really help ease someone’s pain and help with their recovery.

  83. Nicole Escat

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Great thing that CloudPet can keep her company all the time.

  84. Rosey

    I’m sorry about your mom. It is wonderful that she has sweet grandbabies to bring her something as cool as the Cloud Pet!

  85. Virginia Gudiel (@LovelyVirginia)

    That was so sweet to give your mom a CloudPet! And sorry that your mom is not feeling well. My mom had liver problems as well and was on the transplant list. I hope she feels better soon!

  86. Rebecca Swenor

    The Cloud Pets are so amazing and it was so sweet to bring your mom one so you with the boys could send her messages at anytime. I will have to get one of these for my little nephew who lives 8 hours away. It would be a great way to stay in touch with him and I think he would adore it. Thanks for sharing.

  87. Chubskulit Rose

    How thoughtful is that! Hope your Mom is feeling a lot better. Get well soon Momma!

  88. Mystarlight

    I hope your mom feels better. She sounds like a fighter. This is such a cute idea! I know my mom would love to have one of these too. My girls would love to be able to send her messages.

  89. kwhiz84

    I love the idea of CloudPets. I have someone in my family who could really use this right now! Think I’ll have to go get one for her! Thanks!

  90. crystal

    What a sweet way to stay connected to your mom. I’m sure the Cloud Pet is a bright spot in her day.

  91. becka

    Hope your mom feels better. This sounds like a good gift for anyone. Especially those you can’t see that often.

  92. sippycupmom

    I love that your Mom can connect with them like this! I’m going in the hospital for a bit and should get one for my kids!

  93. Debbie L.

    Hope your mom health condition improves – difficult time. Sending prayers your way. The Cloud Pets are really cute.

  94. Bonnie @ wemake7

    I’m so sorry about your mom, hope she feels better soon. This is such a cute way to stay connected. I will have to get one of these.

  95. Amber NElson

    so sorry to hear about your mom. What an awesome way to be connected to her!

  96. dawn

    I am really sorry for your mom. I love the cute bears. how nice.

  97. Jasmine Espinal

    So sorry about your mom! its nice to know that you can buy things like this to keep connected

  98. censie

    I have seen these in the store. I love this idea for family members who do not live close.

  99. JanetGoingCrazy

    I bet this pet will really brighten your mom’s day when she sees the heart blinking. I hope she gets to feeling better soon. [client]

  100. Elizabeth @ Being MVP

    These look adorable! I hope your mom is feeling better soon!

  101. Elizabeth O.

    These are too cute! How nice of your boys to stay connected with their grandma. I hope she feels better soon.

  102. The Trophy WifeStyle

    Awwwwww so sorry about your mommy :-/ these cloud pets do look pretty cool though! This is something I should tell my dad to get my daughter so he can send messages with her since he’s thousands of miles away.

  103. Julia

    Woah, what a cool idea these are! I love it.

  104. Patty Leonard Woodland

    I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s health struggles. I hope that her wounds heal soon. I love the Cloud Pets idea – what a great way for your kids to communicate with their grandmother.

  105. Jennifer Leigh

    Hope your mom feels better soon! What a sweet way for your boys to stay in touch!

  106. Winter White

    What a great tool to make sure your mom knows she’s loved and thought about!

  107. upliftingfam

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. It’s always tough seeing them so sick too. I hope the bear cheered her up and is a constant reminder that you care for her. Has she seen an infectious disease doctor yet. I know that staph is hard to get rid of and you usually end up having to drain those infections. They also wrapped my husband’s grandmothers legs in ace bandages, it helped with swelling. She too was a diabetic and got those yucky infections.

  108. Crystal From Tidbits of Experience

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s health. It’s never easy to watch your mom suffer in any way. This bear sounds like a wonderful gift for her to know she is loved and thought of.

  109. Debra

    What a wonderful gift! These sound absolutely amazing!

  110. indah nuria Savitri

    I haven’t had one but for sure it makes a wonderful gift..

  111. Lisa Rios

    Feel very sorry to hear about your mom’s struggle and I am hoping that she gets well soon. I really like the cuddle bear idea to stay in touch with, which is pretty different but an amazing idea for sure.

  112. LifeAsAConvert

    This is such a cool invention. I swear I love how awesome technology is these days. I wish this existed when my children were in the hospital. Hope your Mom is doing better soon.

  113. Jenn

    What a sweet way to keeP in touch with your mom. I hope she’s out of the hospital soon.

  114. mmgmom

    What a cool bear. I know my dad would have loved one of those when he was in hospice. My daughter actually shared one of her bears with him. Hope you mom gets better soon.

  115. emycooks

    Praying for your mom. I just found out what is it to have someone dear in hospice. It is sad that love ones does not visit but I now try to dedicate time for my love one to enjoy some laughter, it helps both our love one and us to get through this time while making memories

  116. Midatlantic Foodie

    Praying for your mom. We recently found out that Mr. MAF’s mom has cancer and she is also on the liver transplant list. I think she would love one of these bears too, so we’re going to get her one today!

  117. Krystal's Kitsch

    What a great way to stay connected to family. Hopefully things work out for your family.

  118. amushro

    I am so sorry to hear about you mom’s struggles. Sending prayers her way. So glad you are able to have your boys send her sweet messages!

  119. Chanel Marie

    I’m glad that the Cloud Pets could keep your mom company in the hospital. But your presence is still the best. ^_^

  120. HopscotchNJellybeans

    I am so sorry for your mom and I am praying for all her health issues. I know it must be hard. What a blessing that Cloud Pet was for your mom and how the boys made her day. Youre a wonderful daughter.

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