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Peapod Savings- Up to $15 Off

$10 off your first order at Peapod.com with code CJN10, through 8/31/11 Get $15 off your first order in Manhattan at Peapod.com with code NYCJ15 – Good for Manhattan (New York) … Read entire article »

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Sittercity Back to School Coupon Codes

Sittercity Back to School Coupon Codes

Are you going to be on a new schedule this fall when your children to back to school? Losing a summer nanny? Sittercity is the place to look. They’re offering some a great membership saving coupon through August. Save 20% off memberships at Sittercity.com w/code SCHOOL expires 8/31 … Read entire article »

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Celebrate Pretend Play with The Costume Trunk

Celebrate Pretend Play with The Costume Trunk

At the Book Blogger Convention this year, I met the founder of From Left to Write, an innovative online book club. Every month, they select a book and ask bloggers to share their thoughts about how the book inspired them. This month, the selection is The Costume Trunk by Paddywhack Lane creator Bob Fuller. Here’s more about the book: Courtney’s birthday is finally here, and she has invited all of her friends to the celebration! After blowing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Dress-Up, Educational, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Learning, Play, Play Sets and Figurines, Pro-Social Skills, Reading

How Do You Make the Most of Quality Time?

This summer, we’ve really greatly enjoyed being a part of Random House’s Kids Read & Play Summer Learning Community. It has been such a refreshing and engaging way to connect with mom’s across the country. Last night, some of the community leaders hosted a live chat during which they discussed how they’ve been making the most of their summers. Being a full time working mom, the chat got me thinking about how vital “quality time” is … Read entire article »

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Costume SuperCenter Coupon Codes: 10% OFF, Free Shipping, and More!

Costume SuperCenter Coupon Codes: 10% OFF, Free Shipping, and More!

It is still summer but now is a great time to choose a Halloween costume to make sure you aren’t searching the local malls on October 30th for the one remaining costume your child must have. We have some great coupon codes for the Costume SuperCenter! 5% off orders $40 or more (Code: FIVE – Expires: 11/1/2011) Free Ground Shipping on orders $75+ (Code: FREE75 – Expires: 11/1/2011) 10% off orders $60 or more (Code: SAVETEN: – … Read entire article »

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Care.com Coupon Code: 15% Off

Care.com Coupon Code: 15% Off

Finding a reliable, responsible, and fun babysitter, nanny, mother’s helper, etc. can be extremely difficult. Luckily for us, websites like Care.com have become an easy and safe way to meet all kinds of child care helpers in your area. Right now, Care.com is offering 15% off of premium membership. “Save 15% on Premium Memberships at Care.com!“ … Read entire article »

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The Best Sweet & Spicy Nut Mix: What’s Your Favorite Movie Night Snack?

For movie nights, my family loves to add a little jazz to our favorite healthy snacks. For example, we like to have apples with honey and cinnamon, and one of my friend’s delicious recipes called: “Best Sweet and Spicy Nut Mix.” Here’s how you make it: 1 lb mixed nuts (unsalted) 3 tsp melted butter 2 T fresh rosemary 2 tsp dark brown sugar 2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Toast the nuts at 350 for 10 minutes. Meanwhile mix everything else. When nuts … Read entire article »

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CARS 2 iPad App Review

CARS 2 iPad App Review

My son considers all of the CARS characters his personal friends: Lightning McQueen, Finn McMissle, Mater, and many more (all of which he can name). The original Disney CARS iPad app is one of my son’s favorites. Seeing them come alive on a medium beyond the film is exciting and stimulating for him.  iPad apps even can encourage preschoolers to read, which is another reason I love ebooks. When we were told that there was a CARS … Read entire article »

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Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating iPad Docking System Review

Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating iPad Docking System Review

If you’ve ever tried to watch Netflix on your iPad you know that the built-in speakers aren’t up to the task. The Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating Docking System amps up the iPad’s audio output while offering several other clever features. The first time you dock the iPad it will offer to take you to the App Store to download the Acoustic Research Dock Plus app. The app serves as an interface to the docking … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dad, Daddy Gifts, DVD, Electronics, entertainment, Featured, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Movies, Music, Uncategorized, Video

Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro backup

Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro backup

If your family is like mine, many of your family’s most treasured memories are probably saved on the computer you are using right now. Just imagine the unthinkable… your computer “crashes” and you can’t recover your files or any of the hundreds (in my case thousands!) of pictures you have taken over the years. Pictures of the trip to Disney World with the entire family? Gone in an instant! Video of your daughter’s first birthday … Read entire article »

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