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Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read

Since Deb and I are involved in education, we like to support educational charities.  Literacy is especially important since it provides the foundation for lifelong learning. As soon as I heard about Reach Out and Read, I knew I wanted to get involved: Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud in pediatric exam rooms … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Reading

What Else is in My Frigidaire Refrigerator? A BIG Heart!

What Else is in My Frigidaire Refrigerator? A BIG Heart!

Frigidaire promises that their appliances will give you back more “me” time.  Even better, let’s make that some “we” time. Jennifer Garner, Frigidaire celebrity spokesperson (and awesome mom, despite having totally stolen the name Violet from me), are teaming up in support of Save the Children. They are urging Moms to use the time we gain when we turn the clocks back on November 1st to make CHANGE for children. Save the Children created the CHANGE program (Creating … Read entire article »

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Old Navy Contest Winners

Congrats to the following winners of the Old Navy Giveaway: Crystal F (#1) Barbara (#3) Beth G (#5) Marlena U (#12) Megan (#18) Tammy & Parker (#24) Dad (#27) Greta (#28) Brittany (#33) Jean Ann (#34) All Winners have been notified via email. If you haven’t found your email, please check your spam filter. Or email us and we’ll resend your coupon. … Read entire article »

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Old Navy Fall Giveaway

Old Navy Fall Giveaway

Old Navy   is one of my favorite stores for fashionable yet bargain-priced clothing.  When I was pregnant, I relied on  Old Navy’s Maternity  for affordable maternity jeans, t-shirts and sweaters. The Old Navy team contacted Mamanista with a special giveaway for our readers. Old Navy is giving away 10 “Get $50 off your $100 purchase” coupons. The coupons are good from October 9-15th, so we’ll be picking and notifying our winners on Sunday October 11th. To enter, just leave a comment … Read entire article »

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Airing My Dirty Laundry

Airing My Dirty Laundry

I almost hesitate to call the Frigidaire Affinity Washer and Dryer “appliances”. It is like some advanced alien civilization visited my laundry room and left behind their space-age technology. Maybe it is just because I’m frugal, but I’ve never owned anything quite like this before.  Sure, the other appliances are good.  They are more efficient, sharper-looking, and roomier than my old ones.  But the washer/dryer are a whole other species of home electronics. First, they look hot. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Appliances, Featured

Mom4Life Coupon Codes (Deal of the Day)

Mom4Life Coupon Codes (Deal of the Day)

We love the great selection of fun mom-invented products at Mom4Life. Check out the Twinkle Baby Bonding Dolls, now 10% off, or one of our all-time favorites, the Personalized Children’s Book , “The First Adventures of Incredible You”, currently on sale for 10% off. And, no trick, here’s a great treat: take 5% off all orders with Mom4Life Coupon Code “halloween” (Expiration Date: 10/31/09). … Read entire article »

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Zambi, Ambassador of Hope

Zambi, Ambassador of Hope

Zambi may just be an animatronic elephant, but he’s one charismatic ambassador for an important cause. Project Zambi is devoted to raising awareness and funds for children who are orphans of the AIDS epidemic in Africa.  Hasbro donates fifty percent of the net profits –a minimum of $500,00– from sales of Zambi the Baby Elephant, a special edition Furreal Friends, to the Project Zambi Fund, part of the Hasbro Children’s Fund. And celebrities are more than happy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me…

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me…

The name “Radio Flyer” evokes memories of flying down the driveaway on my tricycle and, of course, hauling freshly picked apples in a classic red wagon. A beautiful thing about parenthood is the opportunity to relive those memories with my children. Just in time for apple-picking season, Radio Flyer sent me their Ultimate Comfort Wagon, a fresh take on a classic toy. While I love the vintage look of the classic wood and metal wagon, this update … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Contests, Featured, Ride-Ons, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)