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American Girl of the Year 2013: Saige Copeland – An Interview with Author, Jessie Haas

American Girl of the Year 2013: Saige Copeland – An Interview with Author, Jessie Haas

My daughter loves American Girl and we’re very excited for the debut of Saige, American Girl of the Year for 2013. American Girl has been dropping hints that the 2013 Girl of the Year is from New Mexico and loves horses and art–now we finally get to meet Saige Copeland and learn all about her! In conjunction with introducing Saige, American Girl is launching an Elevate the Arts School Grant Contest: Starting January 1, elementary art teachers … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts, Books (Fiction), Books (School Aged), Dolls, Reading

Cozy at Home in Bravado by Rebecca Minkoff — Benefiting Baby Buggy

Cozy at Home in Bravado by Rebecca Minkoff — Benefiting Baby Buggy

Anyone who knows me…or at least anyone who knows me post-college…would know you’ll only get a picture of me in a tank top for a good cause! Since I have been pregnant and/or breastfeeding for the last seven years, I know my nursing tanks and bras. And Bravado is a brand that helps me feel comfortable and confident, no matter what I am doing. Not only are they a great brand, they are a brand that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Fashion, Featured, Mommy Gifts

How to Combat Holiday Stains and Chores

How to Combat Holiday Stains and Chores

    December arrives, and with it comes a whirlwind of shopping, cooking, baking, organizing, hosting and a general (but joyous) chaos. When there is so much hustle and bustle, our schedules get off. It’s hard to keep up with household stuff. This becomes a problem when visitors pop in for a holiday visit or you have an upcoming party to host.   One of my best tips for staying on top of Holiday Chores: MAKE A LIST. Lists … Read entire article »

Filed under: Christmas

Thank You, Guidecraft and Klutz, for Helping Kids Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Thank You, Guidecraft and Klutz, for Helping Kids Affected by Hurricane Sandy

I want to take a moment to thank Klutz and Guidecraft for bringing Christmas to some of the children devastated by Hurricane Sandy on Long Island. Many of these families lost everything in the storm. A toy at Christmas is a little bit of hope–it is the gift of caring to the parents and a sign to the children that things will, eventually, be normal again. We had a drive with my daughter’s Daisy scouts to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured

Santa Sends a Special Video Message via Portable North Pole

Santa Sends a Special Video Message via Portable North Pole

Christmas came early this year when Santa sent a message to my son through his virtual console, otherwise known as the Portable North Pole. I was a bit dubious about his reaction at first. At 4, my son is getting smarter by the day and at this age, I wasn’t sure if a message from Santa would help or hurt Santa’s cause but I thought I would give it a try since it looked so … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers

Amazon.com Kindle Fire Coupon Code Gets Moms $20-$50 OFF! Wow!

Amazon.com Kindle Fire Coupon Code Gets Moms $20-$50 OFF! Wow!

Wow! A rare coupon code for the Amazon.com Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD. If you are an Amazon Mom member with Prime (which I highly recommend…totally has paid for itself) and you have the Kindle on your Holiday shopping list (there’s still time for Chanukah and plenty of time for Christmas with Prime shipping!), your membership is about to pay off big-time! The Kindle Fire is $139 ($20 OFF), the Kindle Fire HD is $174 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Electronics, Featured, Gift Guide 2012

A Longwood Christmas and Kennett Square

I was recently invited to get a behind-the-scenes view of A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens with other area bloggers. The event, put together by Longwood Gardens with the help of Steph from Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom, was to introduce bloggers to all that Longwood Gardens and Kennett Square has to offer. The night was fantastic, as Longwood Gardens truly rolls out the red carpet! There was a delicious spread of food and signature … Read entire article »

Filed under: Christmas, Events, Flowers, Travel, Uncategorized

I See Me in a Personalized Pirate Adventure Book

I See Me in a Personalized Pirate Adventure Book

We have several personalized books for my daughter but none for our sons so my older boy was delighted when My Very Own Pirate Tale, personalized with his name, arrived from I See Me. This charming book centers on a pirate captain’s search for a new first mate. Sea creatures suggest qualities the perfect candidate should possess–and the first letter of the sea creature’s name and the character trait help spell out your child’s name. Each … Read entire article »

Filed under: Birthday Gifts, Books (Pre-School), Books (School Aged), Featured, Kids Gifts

52 Holiday Light Delights E-Zine

52 Holiday Light Delights E-Zine

Nothing gets people into the holiday spirits more than beautiful light displays. This year, Traveling Mom, TakingtheKids and Family Travel Forum have compiled a fabulous holiday e-zine: 52 Holiday Light Delights. The e-zine details the 52 best places in the country to view holiday lights. Every corner of the country is covered, so wherever you live, there is a road trip available to you and your family. Here is the 52 Holiday Light Delights E-Zine for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Christmas, Home and Decorating, Seasonal, Travel

VINCI Tablet and Full Learning System Review

VINCI Tablet and Full Learning System Review

We live in a technological age, and many of the Must Have gifts for the people in our lives are gadgets. Kids included! Many kids are looking for mp3 players, iPads and other devices to listen to music on or play games. ┬áThankfully, there are more and more electronic gifts that serve an educational purpose, and we can look forward to handing them over to our children. Our family recently had the opportunity to try out … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Educational, Electronics, Gift Ideas, Pre-schoolers, Toddlers