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Oompa Toys Coupon Code – One Day Only! (Deal of the Day)

Oompa Toys Labor Day special discount 10% of any order over $40. Good for labor day ONLY 09.01.2008, expires at midnight use “LABOR2008”. If you miss this fabulous deal but need to pick up some Back to School Supplies, there’s still a chance to Shop Oompa with a discount code: Oompa’s Back-to-School Sale is here! Receive 10% off with “2008BTS” until 9/5! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Coupons

Back to Preschool

Back to Preschool

When I was little, I used to think my big brother was the coolest person on the planet. While I sat at home, he got to go to school like a big boy. I used to admire his backpack, his pencils, his crayons….anything related to school. And I would pester him to “play school” with me when he got home. To a toddler, a backpack is an exciting thing– even if they have nothing to carry around. You can … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Bags (Children), Pre-schoolers

Green That Works

Green That Works

Green cleaning products are better for the environment and safer for your children, but many moms still prefer traditional (and toxic) cleaning products for two major reasons: cost and convenience. Unless you wanted to order cleaning products online or had a Whole Foods-type store in your area, it used be hard to find good natural cleaning products. And it used to be the case that green cleaning products cost more than the alternatives. I’ll admit that I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Home and Decorating, Tips

Vincent Shoes Fall Collection

Vincent Shoes Fall Collection

Vincent Shoes, one of our favorite designers of hip and playful European shoes for children and toddlers has launched their Back to School shoes selection. At Vincent Shoes, you’ll find a full line of casual shoes, sneakers, dress shoes, indoor shoes, rain boots, winter boots, and every other imaginable type of footwear for children and toddlers, all with a unique Scandinavian sensibility. And you can easily search by size, occasion, gender, and even color. Vincent Shoes are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Footwear (Children), Hip Find, Shoes (Children), Uncategorized

How to Find a Good Babysitter

Kids across the country head back to school next week. I don’t have a school-aged child, but I do have a teenage mother’s helper who comes a few days a week to help with the baby. So “Back to School” meant I needed to find a new babysitter.  While I’m fortunate to live close to my mother who can babysit occasionally for free, many grandmas today have jobs, volunteer work and busy lives. Even if you are lucky enough to live near your family, you might not be able to rely on them for all of your daily childcare needs. I started my search for a trustworthy babysitter in early August, and I was able to find a wonderful, experienced babysitter who loves kids. Here are my top tips on finding a good babysitter: 1) Use your … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Back to School, Coupons, Momma Gotta Have, Services, Tips

Babies R Us Coupon Codes (Deal of the Day)

To Celebrate Labor Day, Babies R Us is offering some amazing Coupon Codes and Promotions, including $5 off $25 and discounts on strollers, baby slings and carriers, car seats, bedding, and more! Click to use any of these fabulous special offers! $5 off $25 purchase, exclusions apply. Offer good midnight 8.26 to 9.1 Save $20 on every Stroller or Travel System $99.99 or more. Offer good midnight 8.26 to 9.1 Save $5 on every Walker, Stationary Entertainer … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Carriers, Car Seat, Coupons, Slings, Wraps

Children’s Clothing as Sweet as Candy

Children’s Clothing as Sweet as Candy

Shopping at Coco Bonbons I feel like, well, a kid in a candy store. This is unique, quality children’s clothing of the kind my grandmothers used to lovingly purchase–stylish but with a whimsical touch. Coco Bonbons has released its Fall Collection for Girls and Boys and it is just absolutely darling.  For Girls, I love the Paisley line, with its amethyst tones, asymmetrical hemlines, and flower appliques. Crocheted lace and satin ribbon add the right feminine details. Another … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Back to School, Children's Fashion, Contests, Coupons, Hip Find

Divas and Rockstars, Sandbox Threads, and Princess Linens Doodlebugz Winners!

Congratulations to our latest contest winners: Evelyn, who won our Sandbox Threads contest and commented: I love the Heather BFF tee for toddlers Pick up a Hip and Retro Baby or Toddler T-Shirt from Sandbox Threads and use coupon code mamanista for 20% off (ends Aug. 30). — Kath, who won our Princess Linens DoodleBugz Crayon Purse contest and commented: Just love the Chef Apron and Hat set! SO CUTE! Visit Princess Linens for crayon carriers, classic children’s clothing, and baby gifts and get 15% off with coupon code MAMANISTA. — Michelle T, who won our Divas and Rockstars contest and commented: I would get this…Inky Dink Bling Kit Get Cutting Edge Celebrity Baby and Toddler Fashions at Divas & Rockstars and enter coupon code mamanista for 20% off your order. — Don’t forget to check out our current contests! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contest Winners, Coupons

Deal of the Day: Get $100 off the Amazon Kindle

We reviewed the Kindle: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device a few months ago. (Click here for a full review.) Since our review, the Kindle’s price has fallen from nearly $400 to $359. For a limited time, you also can get an additional $100 off your Kindle purchase if you register for the new Amazon Rewards Credit Card. So if you were planning on buying, now is the time! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons

Go on a High-Tech Treasure Hunt with Your Kids

Looking for something fun and educational to do with your kids? Check out www.geocaching.com. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game for people who love the outdoors, exercise and technology. Think of it as an Easter Egg Hunt that requires a handheld GPS device. There are hundreds of thousands of treasures (called geocaches) hidden around the country in urban, suburban and rural locations. A typical geocache is a small waterproof container with a logbook and some small trinkets/toys. When you find the treasure, you can sign the logbook and take photos. But if you take the trinket, follow the rules by replacing it with one of your own.   To get started, go to www.geocaching.comand enter your zip code. You’ll see a list of geocaches nearby along with notes about the difficulty and the terrain. If you’re trying geocaching with your kids, you’ll probably … Read entire article »

Filed under: Educational, Electronics, Exercise, Games