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Vincent Shoes Amazing Deal!

Vincent Shoes Amazing Deal!

Snowed in? Still bitter that last night’s Project Runway was a repeat (or is that just me)? I have the perfect cure…shoe shopping! Of course, shopping for chic adult shoes can put a real dent in your wallet, so how about some of the cutest, most stylish children’s shoes on the planet? At Vincent’s Shoes Winter Sale you can get 35-75% Off. You may still need them for this year–or stock up for next year. Plus … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Featured, Shoes (Children)

A Mom Amok in the Hasbro Showroom

A Mom Amok in the Hasbro Showroom

Nicole Caccavo Kear is a college friend, a fabulous actress, and a stunning writer–plus she lives in Brooklyn and has launched a witty, honest, and insightful blog about motherhood, A Mom Amok. So, she is a natural fit for checking out New York City events for kids and parents. She visited the Hasbro Showroom and found some new twists on classic toys and games: Strawberry Shortcake 5-inch Doll Its Strawberry Shortcake’s 30th anniversary, too, and Hasbro is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (All Ages)

Party with the Panda and Learn Languages

Party with the Panda and Learn Languages

Learning another language is a big brain boost–plus it is tons of fun, too. We’ve written before about the benefits of bilingualism.  Watching a language video, like the ones from Little Pim, with your older toddler, preschooler, kindergartner, or grade-school age child can help boost proficiency–especially if you discuss the video with your child. And if you are not a native speaker, DVDs and CDs in foreign languages are absolutely essential as part of your language … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrity Babies, Contests, DVD, Featured, Language

Gifts with Heart

Gifts with Heart

One of my favorite stores is donating 25% of all Valentine’s Day purchases to Haiti. Click here to visit Rosie Hippo and to donate 25% of your purchase to Haiti use coupon code: HELPHAITI. RosieHippo.com is the place to shop for hip, eco-friendly toys. Many of their toys are on-sale right now, so you can get a great deal and make a donation to Haiti at the same time. For Christmas, I bought my son the wooden … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Coupons, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Organic, Socially Conscious, Toys (All Ages), Valentine's Day

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

My husband and my father are both veterans. Several years ago, they inspired me to participate in the Valentines for Veterans effort during National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. Making homemade cards and delivering them to my local VA Hospital always seemed to me a fitting way to say thank you to those who serve. Since I’m a scrapbooking fanatic, I enjoyed making detailed and fancy cards to showcase the latest scrapbook techniques and to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Socially Conscious, Valentine's Day

Conserve and Preserve–One Bite at a Time!

Conserve and Preserve–One Bite at a Time!

We love the “new again” trend of packing school lunches in reusable containers–it is a little way even small children can push back against a society addicted to disposables.  Plus, many of the containers like the ones at Kids Konserve are so eco-chic! By using a reusable lunch kit, you reduce waste and save money.  Just imagine, no more paper bags, plastic baggies, or tin foil–I’ll bet your lunch will even taste better, knowing that you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Donation to Haiti

Donation to Haiti

We know that fabulous Mamanistas like to help–especially when there are young children who are hurt or lost.  We’ve been so impressed by all of the mom bloggers (and many others) who have stepped up to make donations to Haiti and support others who are doing the same. Thanks to everyone who pledged at Bloganthropy and fanned Bloganthropy, we made a donation of $156 to The Salvation Army, which will be matched by AJ Lawrence, CEO … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity