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At the #MomMixer with My Favorite Philly Ladies

At the #MomMixer with My Favorite Philly Ladies

You spend so much time online as a blogger interacting with other moms and dads and friends and so seeing each other in real life is such a joy when you can swing it. Last weekend, I attended the Mom Mixer put on by my friends, Whitney and Colleen, at the gorgeous Four Seasons in the museum district of Philadelphia. Several very gracious sponsors blessed us with fun cocktails, treats from CVS, chocolate from Hersey, coffee … Read entire article »

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Keep an Eye on your Angel with the Angelcare AC1200 Monitor

Keep an Eye on your Angel with the Angelcare AC1200 Monitor

*I was sent this product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* In this digital age, I guess I shouldn’t find it surprising that baby monitors have gone super hi tech; there’s such a huge difference now from when my oldest was an infant! Imagine being able to check in on your baby or lulling her to sleep from anywhere in the world? The technology in the Angelcare® 1200 Video Movement & … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gear, Baby Shower, Bedtime, Maternity, Parenting, Registries, Registry Pick, Safety, Shower Gifts

Walking with Dinosaurs Coming to Barclays Center – Opening Night Discount

Walking with Dinosaurs Coming to Barclays Center – Opening Night Discount

Walking with Dinosaurs is coming to Barclays Center and I can feel the excitement–or is that a giant tyrannosaurus rex? My eldest son is a junior paleontologist who has memorized every episode of the BBC “Walking with Dinosaurs” series and I know he is going to be thrilled to see these dinosaurs–moving, roaring, practically breathing–live! And when the people at Barclays Center say, “live,” they mean it! Using advanced animatronics, Walking with Dinosaurs Live creates the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Events, Featured, Science

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Every mom knows that for children to become strong readers, they need books: new, high-quality books they’re excited to read.  But for children in low-income families, books can be scarce. In some of the lowest income neighborhoods, there is only a single book for every 300 kids. First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that has teamed up with Disney Junior, provides brand-new, high-quality books to teachers, volunteers and community leaders who work with kids in need. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Books, Boutiques and Stores, Charity, Disney, Educational, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toy Stores

H2O Plus Oasis Body- The Ultimate Skin Experience

H2O Plus Oasis Body- The Ultimate Skin Experience

Last week I had the privilege to attend the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Disneyland (yes, land, as in California!)! That’s a BIG deal for us East Coasters :) I took my oldest son with me along with my Mom and we really had such a great time! Exhausting, but fun. After a long day in the parks, I looked forward to coming back to our room at the Disneyland Hotel to take a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bath Time, Beauty, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts

Celebrating National Autism Month with The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism

Celebrating National Autism Month with The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism

*I was provided with a copy of this novel to facilitate my post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* April is National Autism Month and what better way to spread awareness then to pick up a copy of The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism. This book is a memoir of a truly amazing mother, Kristine Barnett, who never gave up on her son, Jake, even when medical professionals told her he … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Memoirs), Parenting

Rainy Day Toys & Crafts

Rainy Day Toys & Crafts

My family and I are seriously craving some sunshine and warmth after this brutal winter. We couldn’t be more excited about Spring. Constant thoughts of running in the grass and playing outside all day are seriously disrupting our productivity at work and school. Spring, that beautiful fickle thing, also means lots of RAIN. After spending a good 4-5 months inside with snow storms galore, we’ve maxed out our indoor activities. Week one had mommy putting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gift Ideas, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

When Spring Colds and Allergies Hit, Go with the Original Smith Bros for Relief!

When Spring Colds and Allergies Hit, Go with the Original Smith Bros for Relief!

*I was sent a package of Smith Bros products to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*   The weather this spring has been unseasonably cold here in the Philadelphia area where I live and with the constant flip-flopping of cold to warm back to cold again comes allergies, colds and the flu. Lovely. When the coughing starts, the last thing I want is nasty, foul-tasting cough drops. Yuck. So when Smith Bros sent me … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health

We’re Enjoying the Moment and #MomIsHere

We’re Enjoying the Moment and #MomIsHere

Right about the time I had my second son, I noticed that I was disappearing. I could have sworn I was there but I seemed to be fading away. Sometimes there would be a hand holding the baby or helping with a craft or a possibly a foot would accidentally find its way into view but, for the most part, I had vanished. What could be causing this strange malady? To be with my children while … Read entire article »

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Join Me in #7DaysofSpringCleaning with Goodwill

Join Me in #7DaysofSpringCleaning with Goodwill

Now that the days are longer and brighter, I am excited to join in Goodwill’s #7Daysof SpringCleaning and get rid of some of my family’s dusty fashions of yesteryear and make room for some fun new summery things. You are welcome to join too! Goodwill is encouraging everyone to participate. It’s easy – just pick a day to start and follow the steps below. Day 1) Clear your closet clutter. Swing those doors wide and pull out … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Events, Fashion, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues