Mamanista! » Archive

The Five Best Maternity Jeans (for the rest of us)

The Five Best Maternity Jeans (for the rest of us)

Oh how I enjoy window shopping–whether it be on Spring Street or on Internet Explorer, on Robertson Boulevard or on Firefox. And if you’ve got it, well girlfriend, go ahead and flaunt it. But like most of the mamas I know, I need to be practical when actually pulling out the plastic. So, here are five fun denim picks for the mama to be–all under $100 (and all but one under $50)! Liz … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Contests, Fashion, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have

Sing and Dance, Laugh and Play

Sing and Dance, Laugh and Play

 I love singing and dancing with Baby Mwah. It’s my favorite way to pass the time. Aside from being lots of fun, music is good for babies and children. Numerous studies have shown how music stimulates cognitive development and helps children with language  development and communication skills. Dancing and moving along to music builds motor skills, and it is a great bonding experience for parents and children.   I’m constantly on the lookout for new family friendly music. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Music

A Perfect Scents Way to Scent Your Home Safely

A Perfect Scents Way to Scent Your Home Safely

 Each year thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed by burning candles. I love the fragrance of burning candles but not the safety risk to my home and to my child. Mama Mwah’s cousin, a working mom with three children looking for a way to supplement her income, recently started selling Scentsy Products. I attended a demonstration party recently and really liked the product.   Scentsy offers wickless candle bars that are warmed in a warmer (with a small lightbulb) rather … Read entire article »

Filed under: Home and Decorating

Win the New Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber

Win the New Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber

Mama Mwah loves the new Action Scrubber by Scrubbing Bubbles. A true timesaver, this disposable pad contains tiny scrubbing fibers and concentrated Scrubbing Bubbles formula which lifts away soap scum without the bad smell typical of cleaning products. Plus, you won’t have to waste time cleaning your scrub brush since you can just toss this when you’re done. After seeing Mama Mwah’s review, Scrubbing Bubbles offered to give away some Action Scrubbers to Mamanista readers. This contest … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests

How to Organize Your Child’s Games

How to Organize Your Child’s Games

  My mother still has an entire closet of boardgames. My brother and I spent many happy hours playing them during our childhood, and she’s been saving them for grandchildren. Now that Baby Mwah has arrived, she wants to reclaim her closet space and has given me a deadline for moving the games. Unfortunately, those flimsy cardboard game boxes have broken and bent.  I love having organized closets, so I’m transferring them to Game Savers before I move them.  These … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Home and Decorating, Organizers

Oompa Toys Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Oompa Toys has one of the best toy selections on the web for unique, natural, wooden, and European toys. They stock all the best toys and room decor from our favorites, like Blabla, Brio, Bajo, Eco Tots, Djeco, HABA, Kathe Kruse, Plan Toys, and more. Oompa Toys is offering a promotional discount of $5 off on orders over $40 with coupon code “BTS2008” (ends August 31st). … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Toy Stores

Super Site-Wide Sale at Chittypulga and $100 GC Giveaway!

Super Site-Wide Sale at Chittypulga and $100 GC Giveaway!

Chittypulga is having a super site-wide sale and you can get up to 60% OFF in every single department! This is Chittypulga’s biggest sale of the year so it is time to stock up! You’ll find all seasons children’s clothing, including modern, stylish and comfy outfits for babies, infants and toddlers from favorite designers like Tea Collection, Zutano, LunaLuna, Egg by Susan Lazar, shoes from Pazitos, organic clothing from Under the Nile and a lot more. Complete … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Boutiques, Children's Fashion, Contests, Coupons, Featured Store

How to Create A Free Online Baby Book

I love my digital camera. Since I don’t have to pay for film, I can take hundreds of photos in one session in order to capture the perfect pose. But the downside to digital photography is that it’s hard to find the time in my hectic mommy schedule to actually print all those beautiful photos. I treasure the baby book my mother created for me, and I always intended to create a baby book when I had a child. But four months after his birth, the baby book I lovingly purchased when I was pregnant still lies unopened on a shelf. I’ve been feeling guilty about this for weeks. BabyChapters.com freed me from my mommy guilt. I was able to use their site to quickly and easily create a free online baby book. I uploaded all the digital photos I’ve been too busy to print and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Free Trial, Gift Guides, Grandparent Gifts, Organizers, Photographs

Wild Dill Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Wild Dill Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Wild Dill, a hip boutique offering a wide variety of organic children’s clothing, organic nursery and children’s bedding, and natural wooden and organic plush toys, is offering a $35 gift certificate for one lucky Mamanista reader. You’ll find plenty of organic, fair trade, sweatshop-free, natural and/or recycled products. WANT IT: Everyone is a winner because you can get 10% off at Wild Dill with coupon code mama10. WIN IT: Click here to visit Wild Dill and then … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Boutiques, Children's Fashion, Contests, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Organic

Mama Mio Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Mama Mio makes maternity creams for the stars.  Celebrity mothers like Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Tori Spelling, and Milla Jovovich favor Mama Mio’s luxurious lotions and potions. Every Mama Mio product is safe to use at any time from pregnancy stage–Paraben Free, Petrolatum Free, Sodium Laureth and Sodium Laurel Sulphate Free, Xenoestrogen and Phtalates Free, Colourant and Synthetic Fragrance Free. Click to visit Mama Mio and use coupon code mamamio for 15% off (expires August 1). After August 1, use coupon code freeship for free standard shipping (no expiration). … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Celebrity Babies, Coupons, Maternity