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Aquafina Celebrates Moms

Aquafina Celebrates Moms

Pepsi gives back to the community in many ways. In particular, I’m a big fan of the Pepsi Refresh Grant. (In the month of June, vote for my friend Aprile’s grant application to help build a playground! And I’ll be announcing another Pepsi Refresh Grant application soon.) While I love the Pepsi Refresh Grant, I’m also happy to see Pepsi reaching out to mom bloggers in particular. I recently had a chance to attend a special … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertaining, Parties

Help a Mother Out

Help a Mother Out

Help a Mother Out made it Mother’s Day all month long in May. Diaper drive events were held in San Francisco, San Mateo, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, Chicago, Kansas City, New York City, Riverhead (Long Island, NY), New Haven, and Seattle. Clean diapers can make a huge difference for low-income families. A mother who wishes to send find work needs clean diapers to bring her child to daycare. And babies who sit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured

Old Navy Coupon Code

Great new Old Navy discount! I’m always excited about an Old Navy Coupon Code because I stock up on clothes for the kids and try out a few styles for myself. Check out this promotion: 2 DAYS ONLY! SAVE 15% + FREE SHIPPING when you spend $75 or more on any Old Navy purchase. Enter promo code ONCAMP15 at checkout. Starts 5/22/10 and ends 5/23/10. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons

Tea for you, Tea for me: Gourmet Tea Gifts

Tea for you, Tea for me: Gourmet Tea Gifts

Some people enjoy fine wine, but that’s an expensive hobby. Gourmet tea is an affordable luxury. You can travel the world through your tea cup by sampling teas from China, India, Africa and South America as well as unique herbal teas (tisanes). When I lived in Boston, I was a regular customer at TeaLuxe, and I frequently shop at Teavana.  Recently I’ve become a fan of the Language of the Leaf’s gourmet teas after … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Eco-Friendly, Entertaining, Featured, Food, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Organic

Imagination Takes Off!

Imagination Takes Off!

My son got a special treat for his birthday in April: the Shuttle Imagination from KidsCraft Playhouses.  That’s him in the photo right after he first spotted his new “spaceship.” Since then, we’ve had lots of fun decorating his spaceship with stickers and crayons, and it has held up for many hours of “make believe” play. My son enjoys peeking out from the shuttle windows and opening and closing the doors.  Since he loves the Toy Story … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Play, Play Houses, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

If It Goes, It’s My Favorite Thing

If It Goes, It’s My Favorite Thing

My toddler son has convinced me that a love of things with wheels is genetic for some babies.  Every time he sees a car he shouts, “Vroom, vroom” and claps his hands in delight. Until very recently, though, he had a habit of mouthing everything.  So, I had to make sure all his toys were baby-safe–with non-toxic dyes and no small parts. Plan Toys has a charming new wooden baby car in a rainbow of bright colors … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Developmental Toys, Featured, Push Toys, Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M)

Baby Slinger – Just Like Mama!

Baby Slinger – Just Like Mama!

Watching your children play with dolls can be like looking through a mirror at your own parenting.  Not the part where they grab them by the ankle and drag them up the stairs, of course (thunk, thunk, thunk).  Rather, pay close attention to how they cuddle and care for their little pretend babies and you will get a heart-warming affirmation of your nurturing. Children use dolls to role play and process their day.  And they mimic … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Dolls, Featured