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Random House Summer Reading Community

Random House Summer Reading Community

This summer, Mamanista is very excited to be teaming up with Blog Frog and Random House to become a part of the Random House Summer Reading Community! We strongly believe in the importance of reading in the lives of young children; literacy is the keystone to academic success and confidence. The Summer Reading Community’s objective is to act as an online space where devoted moms can connect with each other and share resources to help keep … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Educational, Featured, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Uncategorized

Sittercity Coupon Code

Sittercity Coupon Code

Save on membership to the fabulous and easy to use Sittercity.com! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons

Getting Back in Shape with Reebok Easy Tone Sneakers

Getting Back in Shape with Reebok Easy Tone Sneakers

Now that the swelling in my feet is gone and I’m up and moving, I’ve been trying out the Easy Tone sneakers Reebok sent me. Although I enjoyed wearing Reeboks as a kid, correct footwear wasn’t something I paid much attention to in my early 20s. But after three pregnancies, I need to treat my body a little better if I want it to last me a lifetime of being active and enjoying my family. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Exercise, Featured, Shoes (Adult)

Day Out With Thomas The Train

Day Out With Thomas The Train

We are big Thomas the Tank Engine fans in our house. When we originally heard that he would be making an appearance at The Strasburg Railroad, a local historical railroad station and museum, we knew we had to be there. So this Past Sunday, we put on our imaginary conductor hats and went to meet our good friend Thomas (finally!) as part of the “Day Out With Thomas” tour. There were special play areas set up, … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Events, Featured, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Uncategorized

Cars 2 Giveaway!

Cars 2 Giveaway!

In celebration of the release of Cars 2, the fantastic sequel to Disney & Pixar’s original animated motion picture Cars, we’re hosting a Cars 2 prize pack give away sponsored by Disney! I was lucky enough to attend an advanced screening for media, and my three year old son adored it so much that he asked to see it again on opening night.  You don’t want to miss this movie! Cars 2 has a fun James … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, DVD, entertainment, Featured, Movies, Uncategorized

Summer Fun with Redbox Giveaway

Summer Fun with Redbox Giveaway

To celebrate the official beginning of summer, Redbox is asking moms of the blogging world, “What’s your favorite video game to play with your family?” In addition, they are rewarding fun-seeking families with the opportunity to win $10,000 as part of their Summer of Fun & Games Sweepstakes. Video games are a tough sell to a lot of moms, and many of my friends have banned all video games from their homes. Video games have a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Electronics, entertainment, Featured, Games

Seiko for Father’s Day

Seiko for Father’s Day

My husband has never been one to pay close attention to accessorizing.  He is the type of guy why will stride purposefully into a store for his semiannual shopping trip, select the same brands and sizes of various wardrobe staples he has always purchased, and head to the cash register in under ten minutes.  I remember gasping in shock the first time I accompanied him, “Aren’t you going to try those on?” He wears the same … Read entire article »

Filed under: Daddy Gifts, Father's Day, Featured, Jewelry

HappyBaby equals Happy Family

HappyBaby equals Happy Family

A Happy Baby makes for a Happy Family. And a full tummy of delicious food makes a Happy Baby. And this mom is even happier when she know the food is nutritious and healthy. HAPPYBABY sent me coupons for their products. With them I purchased HAPPYMUNCHIES baked organic cheese & veggie snack, HAPPYBABY POUCH: MANGO organic baby food, and STRAWBERRY HAPPYMELTS: organic freeze-dried yogurt. We were taking an hour car trip to a friends’ graduation party. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Food, Organic

Ultra-Lightweight Travel Crib from BABYBJÖRN

Ultra-Lightweight Travel Crib from BABYBJÖRN

Lightweight, compact, and easy to use baby gear is practically an obsession for me. I actually create spreadsheets with specs whenever I am making a purchase. At just a pound heavier than my newborn son, the BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light is a new favorite of mine. Even in my post-partum state I can easily lift 11 pounds (and that’s including the carrying case). What really sets the BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light apart from other ultra-lightweight travel … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Playards

HP Mini 210 Review: Perfect for Dads and Grads

HP Mini 210 Review: Perfect for Dads and Grads

If you’re going places, you’ll want the HP Mini 210 along with you.  Weighing in at just over 3 pounds but fully loaded for social media on the move, the HP Mini 210 is a perfect gift this June for dads who travel on business or graduates starting on new adventures. What amazes me is that HP fit into such a portable size–proving good things come in small packages.  My favorite features are the nearly full-sized … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Electronics, Father's Day, Featured, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day