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Thank a Mom Movement

Thank a Mom Movement

This Mother’s Day, join Macy’s in their “Thank a Mom Movement.” Macy’s will donate $5 (up to a total of $400,000) to a charity in your mom’s honor. Macy’s has partnered with five amazing charities. All you have to do is send a (free) e-card to the amazing mom in your life and Macy’s will donate $5 to the charity of their choice! Visit the “Thank a Mom Movement” on Facebook to make a difference this Mother’s … Read entire article »

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

Educational iPad Apps for Kids from WordWorld

Educational iPad Apps for Kids from WordWorld

While I am a great believer in “unplugged play” and limited screen-time for young children, I recognize that technology and even television shows can enhance learning. My 3 year old son adores watching WordWorld on PBS as well as LeapFrog’s Letter Factory and The Amazing Alphabet Amusement Park and Talking Words Factory DVDs. These shows helped him learn his upper and lowercase letters and phonics through catchy songs, fun animated characters and interesting stories. WordWorld sparked his interest in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, DVD, Educational, Electronics, Featured, Learning, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Uncategorized

Ways to Go Green and Save Money

Ways to Go Green and Save Money

How are you celebrating Earth Day with your family? Young children are natural eco-warriors. They love the outdoors and creatures great and small. My kids are always dragging me outside to play and explore. And I love that environmentally-friendly options are usually money-saving options, too.  When we reduce, reuse, and recycle, we save both kinds of green. Here are a few ideas for celebrating Earth Day with your kiddos: Toss the toxic products in your make-up bag and cabinet. Plant … Read entire article »

Filed under: Earth Day, Eco-Friendly, Featured

Best Products for Traveling with Baby

Best Products for Traveling with Baby

We’ve taken our kids to Lisbon (thanks, Voyage.Tv!), on a road trip to Mystic, on a cruise (thanks, Disney!), to Savannah, and in and out of Manhattan more times than I can count. Back in the B.C. (Before Children) Era, my husband and I loved traveling all over the globe. While we have scaled back out travels a bit, we still enjoy traveling with our kids. You can travel with a baby, toddler, or other young … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Carriers, Car Seat, Featured, Strollers, Sunscreen, Travel

A Fundraiser in the Best of Taste

A Fundraiser in the Best of Taste

Want to make your next school fundraiser something meaningful instead of the usual “buy a ton of junk so you don’t have to torture your friends and neighbors guilt fest?” Equal Exchange Fundraising offers organic and fairly traded foods, beautiful fairly traded gifts and recycled (tree-free!) cotton gift wrap. You can build your own community organization while supporting sustainability in communities around the globe. And you can connect the classroom and the fundraising campaign–Equal Exchange Fundraising has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured

Beep, Beep, Here We Go! (Little Tikes Cozy Truck GIVEAWAY!)

Beep, Beep, Here We Go! (Little Tikes Cozy Truck GIVEAWAY!)

The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is a the single most popular toy at our play dates but now it has competition…from the Little Tikes Cozy Truck! Kids line up to take their turn with this fun ride-on from Little Tikes. They’ve brought the cartoon styling of the Cozy Coupe to a new truck model and added a few new features to make this ride even more fun. You’ll still find the driver’s side door that opens … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Contests, Featured, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School)

Appaman for Target Benefits Baby Buggy

Appaman for Target Benefits Baby Buggy

We’ve been fans of celebrity-fave Appaman and are excited that they’ve designed a layette for Target. And we are even more thrilled that 10% of the profits are going to Baby Buggy, a charity dedicated to providing essential baby equipment to families in need. The Target line has all of the popular elements from the pricier Appaman collection, including the trademark graphic monkey design, a hip color story, and fun details. The traditional blue and pink are … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, Baby Fashion, Charity, Featured

Getting Gorgeous

Getting Gorgeous

On Saturday, Candace and I attended a fabulous event called Getting Gorgeous, which was organized by two amazing blogger friends Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations and Vera Sweeney of I’m Not Obsessed, Lady and the Blog and Babyrazzi. It was a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow bloggers as well as surprisingly-approachable and down-to-earth beauty experts like celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa and fashion stylist Amy Tara Koch while sampling cupcakes, snacking on yummy guacamole and Mexican … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Chari-Tea with Kelly Ripa

Chari-Tea with Kelly Ripa

We adore tea parties–and tea parties for a cause are even better! So, we were thrilled to join Kelly Ripa and a group of mom bloggers for a “Chari-Tea” and girls’ dress-up party in support of her partnership with Electrolux (Kelly-Confidential.com) to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. (I’m the hugely pregnant lady in the red dress right next to Kelly. In case you are not hugely pregnant and very fashionable, you might want to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Events, Featured, Ovarian Cancer, Women's Issues