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Burn Awareness Week

Burn Awareness Week

February 1-7 is Burn Awareness Week, and Shriners Hopsital for Children is kicking off a year-long campaign focused on preventing gasoline burn injuries.  According to a study published in the November 2007 issue of the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, there are an estimated 10,000 pediatric burn injuries annually in the United States. Most burn injuries are preventable.   Reckless use and improper storage of gasoline leads to thousands of young children being burned every year. These dangerous behaviors … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Socially Conscious

Deal of the Day: Shop at SYMS and Donate 3% to the AHA

You can get great discounts on designer clothing at SYMS, and now you can even donate 3% of your purchase to the American Heart Association. Click here to print a coupon. Just give the coupon to the cashier when you make your purchase, and SYMS will make the donation to the AHA. It’s a simple way to donate to a good cause. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity

Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food Contest

Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food Contest

Earth’s Best offers a wide variety of organic baby food. In order to raise awareness about their new rewards program, they’re giving away a prize pack of Earth’s Best baby food to one lucky Mamanista reader. Earth’s Best knows that many parents are looking for ways to trim their grocery bills and is offering the “Celebrate the Firsts” rewards program to help parents afford organic baby food.  “Celebrate the Firsts” is a receipt redemption program. You can earn … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Food

Shapewear Solutions: Yummie Tummie Review

Shapewear Solutions: Yummie Tummie Review

 While only good old fashioned exercise and a healthy diet will get you looking as fabulous as the model pictured here, the right shapewear can make you look slimmer and sleeker. Many celebs (like Katie Holmes and Beyonce) have been caught by the paparazzi wearing Spanx. Oprah’s a fan of shapewear line- Yummie Tummie. Unlike Spanx, Yummie Tummie shapewear is designed to be seen. I recently had the chance to try the Yummie Tummie Tank pictured here. There are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Body After Baby, Fashion

Deal of the Day: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together

I love Restaurant.com (where I can buy $25 Gift Certificates for my favorite restaurants for just $10) and super-tasty celebrity favorite snack Dale and Thomas Popcorn. I always snatch these up when they are on sale. Right now, you can receive 70% off $25 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates + FREE $15 Dale and Thomas Gift Card with your purchase. Use code SUPER and pay just $3 thru 1/31/09. That’s a $25 gift certificate for just $3, plus the Dale and Thomas Gift Card with each order. Combined, this makes a perfect Valentine’s Day Gift–dinner and gourmet popcorn! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Food, Valentine's Day

Color Your Own Rainbow

Color Your Own Rainbow

The ultimate in customization (and super fun play) is to make your own toys. You don’t have to be an expert artisan to build and decorate a quality Calafant Cardboard Toys from Creative Toy Shop. Calafant Cardboard Toys are a custom toy, imaginative craft, and enjoyable family project all in one. These toys are easy to assemble. The cardboard is pre-cut so no glue or scissors necessary.  Small and medium sized toys come with non-toxic markers; large … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Contests, Crafts, Eco-Friendly, Hip Find, School Aged Children, Toys (Pre-School)

Win a Sexy Nursing Bra for Valentine’s Day

Win a Sexy Nursing Bra for Valentine’s Day

Nursing Moms have the right to feel sexy too, and the right bra can make a nursing mama feel more attractive. Nursing Mother Supplies is owned by a mom and lactation consultant, who only stocks products she has tried and recommends for breastfeeding mamas. Their owner gave me lots of great advice on which products to buy when I was a breastfeeding rookie. I love the original Bravado Nursing bra because it is so comfortable and suportive. Nursing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques, Breastfeeding, Contests, Featured Store, Valentine's Day

Deal of the Day: Old Navy Coupon Code

I Heart Old Navy–I can get lots of fashionable staples for the whole family for less! And for 3 days only, enjoy 30% off new arrivals at Old Navy plus spend $150 or more, and get FREE SHIPPING! Offer ends January 25, so shop now for the best new arrivals from OldNavy.com before they are gone! Remember to enter Old Navy promo coupon code SPRING at checkout! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons

Elmo Loves You DVD Review and Giveaway

Elmo Loves You DVD Review and Giveaway

When I was a kid, I really loved Valentine’s Day. Two of my favorite things are craft projects and giving gifts, so I loved making and exchanging homemade Valentine’s Day cards. If you’re looking for a great Valentine’s Day movie to watch with young children, check out the newest Elmo DVD- Sesame Street: Elmo Loves You! I’ll confess that I have- at times- found Elmo annoying, but watching a review copy of Elmo Loves You changed my mind. Elmo … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, DVD, Valentine's Day

Win a Palace for Your Princess

Win a Palace for Your Princess

Girlie little princesses who want a playspace of their own will adore the Playskool Dream Town Sweet Lily Castle. We’re loving this well-designed play house (ahem, castle) from the Playskool Dream Town Collection. Although I always prefered GI Joe to Barbie and black to pink, my preschooler is drawn to pretty shoes and dresses in the cotton candy colored shade. And from the little one’s perspective, this is just about as princess as you get. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Play Houses, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (Pre-School)