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Figure Fix: IsABelt

Figure Fix: IsABelt

I don’t want to wear high-waisted mom jeans, but I’m also not a fan of plumber butt.  I worry about exposing my undies- or worse- when I bend over to pick up the baby. So when I heard about the IsABelt, a clear belt that keeps your pants up without the bulk of a traditional belt, I was excited. IsABelt is a thin, clear-elastic belt that invisibly holds up gaping jeans.  To use, just adjust the belt … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Fashion, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Mommy Gifts

Macho Man

Macho Man

Our boys, we are told, are in crisis. Whether or not this is a myth, there’s a perception that today’s civilized is just bit, well, too nice for a growing boy. And where are all the role models of manly virtues? A new book, Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys, hopes to fill this gap with examples and stories of manly men who exhibited great strength and courage. Unabashedly old fashioned, Amazing Tales emphasizes … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (School Aged), Featured, School Aged Children

Little Chefs Cook Chinese

Little Chefs Cook Chinese

In addition to being a great cook, my mother taught Spanish and Italian.  I have many fond childhood memories of cooking with my mother. I remember making flan, crepes, pasta, pizza and all sorts of different foods. I traveled around the world by way of my kitchen.  Cooking encouraged a love of languages, and I grew up to be an adventurous eater. I’ve traveled around the world, and I’ve tried all sorts of exotic and delicious foods.  If … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Activities), Books (Pre-School), Books (Recipes), Books (School Aged), Cookbooks, Educational, Featured, Feeding, Food, Gift Ideas, Nutrition, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Frigidaire Test Drive Mom: “Before” Video and Pictures

Frigidaire Test Drive Mom: “Before” Video and Pictures

As I shared with you earlier this month, I am a Frigidaire Test Drive Mom, which means I will be receiving a suite of sweet kitchen appliances. Check out the My Motherload site to find out more about the “More Me Time” guarantee and find out how you can enter to win your own appliances! Now, before these Frigidaire appliances arrive, I wanted to show you what my kitchen looks like now with my old appliances. Remember, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Appliances, Cleaning, Cooking, Featured

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Bedtime can be quality time rather than battle time. By establishing a consistent routine, you can make bedtime more enjoyable for the whole family. Haydenburri Lane’s Bedtime Safari products were designed in conjunction with child development specialists to help children learn the necessary skills and activities needed to get ready for bed.   Haydenburri Lane provides advice to parents on how to establish a positive bedtime routine and why routines are important. (Click here to read their Parents’ Guide.)  And … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Beds, Bedtime, Books, Books (Advice), Books (Pre-School), Featured, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Sleeping, Tips, Toddlers

Rediscovering “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Rediscovering “The Greatest Show on Earth”

As a child, going to the circus was an annual tradition. I loved watching the elephants, tigers, clowns, acrobats and the trapeze artists.  The circus is a fantasy-world that inspires the imagination. For days afterwards, I would pretend to be an animal trainer or dress up like a clown. As the years went by, I felt that I had outgrown the circus. I went when I was a college student, and the circus just seemed so small…so predictable…even … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Featured

Deal of the Day: Vincent Shoes Summer Sandal Sale

Deal of the Day: Vincent Shoes Summer Sandal Sale

Deal of the Day: Get 20% off on all Vincent baby, toddler and kids’ sandals through June 7, 2009 with promo code VIN-SAND  Vincent Children’s Sandal RASMUS Candace and I are both fans of Vincent, a hip and high-quality children’s shoe brand. (See previous reviews.)  Vincent shoes are made to be roomy since most children’s feet are wide. As a result, I’ve found them easier to get on and off than other brands.  Candace and I have both received free … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Baby Fashion, Coupons, Featured, Footwear (Baby), Footwear (Children), Hip Find, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Shoes (Baby), Shoes (Children), Toddlers

Learning to Spell is Easy as ABC

Learning to Spell is Easy as ABC

Learning to spell can be as easy as ABC. Lionsgate sent us the LeapFrog Talking Words Factory and this DVD is now my 2.5 year old daughter’s top video pick. With a simple plot and catchy songs, the LeapFrog Talking Words Factor teaches kids rhyming words by adding consonants to common word endings. There is nothing ironic or hip–this is a pure, earnest, and enthusiastic celebration of leaning to spell. The story centers around Tad, who knows his … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, Featured, Language, Learning, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children

Got Mummy Tummy? Bootcamp for Tummies

Got Mummy Tummy? Bootcamp for Tummies

If I could trade places with my 20 year old self, I wouldn’t. Not even my old perfect little waist can compare with the joy I get from my husband, my two beautiful children, and more than a decade of experience. But what if I could keep the family and the life and in just six minutes a day, I could look a little better, a little tighter, a little more on the outside like … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Exercise, Featured, Health, Hip Find, Mommy Gifts

ImagiPlay Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Buy ImagiPlay directly and use coupon code integrity09 for 20% off any order through July 15th. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons