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Tony- Award Winning Musical Jersey Boys at the Forrest Theatre

Tony- Award Winning Musical Jersey Boys at the Forrest Theatre

Dying to get out of the house after this weekend’s snow?  Looking for a unique holiday gift? Go see Jersey Boys opening this week at the Forrest Theatre! After breaking Forrest Theatre box office records SEVEN TIMES during the premiere engagement, JERSEY BOYS is “Workin’ Its Way Back” to Philadelphia! “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers … Read entire article »

Filed under: Christmas, entertainment, Events, Gift Ideas, Grandparent Gifts, Music, Seasonal

Edible Arrangements Breast Cancer Awareness

Edible Arrangements Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  According to The American Cancer Society, Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36. Edible Arrangements® recently announced their Breast Cancer Awareness Collection. During the month of October, Edible Arrangements® will donate 10% of sales from the collection to the National Breast Cancer … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Food, Grandparent Gifts, Mommy Gifts

Make and Takes: A Perfect Holiday Gift for Crafty Moms and Kids

Make and Takes: A Perfect Holiday Gift for Crafty Moms and Kids

Crafts are high on the wishlist of most of the families we know. Crafts are an educational and fun bonding experience for children and parents. With Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year, you can give parents enough ideas for a year worth of crafts with their kids–for under $13. This book makes a thoughtful Christmas, Hanukkah, or Holiday gift for teachers, parents, and grandparents looking to enjoy some unplugged time with their kids. Projects … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Activities), Daddy Gifts, Featured, Grandparent Gifts, Mommy Gifts

Gourmet Goodies: Belle Chevre Goat Cheese

Gourmet Goodies: Belle Chevre Goat Cheese

When I need entertaining advice or recipe ideas, I turn to my friend Martie Duncan, the entertaining expert behind Martie Knows Parties. Martie offers practical yet original entertaining advice. If you’re hosting a New Years party, check out her top 11 champagne and sparkling wine picks or her favorite holiday cocktail recipes. (Many of Martie’s sparkling wine picks are under $15, which makes her site a great resource for the hostess on a budget!) A few months … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertaining, Featured, Food, Gift Ideas, Grandparent Gifts, Hip Find, Home and Decorating, Made in the USA, Mommy Gifts, Recipes

Win an EarthLust Bottle for Your Kid and One for You

Win an EarthLust Bottle for Your Kid and One for You

My daughter and I have really been enjoying the EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottles we reviewed back in September of 2008: EarthLust bottles are fantastically chic, manufactured from a slender, tapered custom mold and coated with non-toxic paints.  Each delicately rendered design evokes a love of, or a deeply respectful lust for, nature.  Some of the artwork was created by mom-owner and inventor, Allison. …The tops don’t leak when close, though they push closed very easily with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Food, Grandparent Gifts, Hip Find, Kids Gifts, Mommy Gifts

Mama’s Got a Brand New Old Recycled Bag

Mama’s Got a Brand New Old Recycled Bag

For Mother’s Day, how about an eco-chic gift that also helps women in impoverished areas avoid or overcome slavery? The Emancipation Network (TEN) is an international organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. Through Made by Survivors, TEN provides survivers of slavery and people at risk of being trafficked into slavery with an opportunity for a  sustainable income, education and help reintegrating into society. They had me at saving women from slavery. As if that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bags, Charity, Earth Day, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured, Grandparent Gifts, Hip Find, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day, Women's Issues

Win a Digital Photo Frame from Staples!

Win a Digital Photo Frame from Staples!

Staples sent us one of their great gift items to try out: the Omnitech™ 7” Digital Photo Frame (ARV $99.99, on sale right now for $59.99). Digital Photo Frames make great gifts for gadget lovers.  I’m giving the Omnitech™ 7” Digital Photo Frame to my husband so he can display and share hundreds of pictures of our children without cluttering up his desk at work.  This is also a great grandparent present because there is no … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chanukah, Christmas, Contests, Electronics, Grandparent Gifts, Mommy Gifts, Photographs

Cheaper than Surgery! Mama Mio Skin Care

Cheaper than Surgery! Mama Mio Skin Care

My stretch marks are badges of honor…but I’m not the type to brag. I found an uplifting site, The Shape of a Mother, which encourages us to celebrate our amazing bodies that have nurtured new life. While I agree with embracing the changes motherhood has brought, it is also healthy (for mind and body) to try to look your best. And I wouldn’t mind a little pick me up in the body department. Once the excesses of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Celebrity Babies, Coupons, Grandparent Gifts, Hip Find, Maternity, Mommy Gifts, Pregnancy

Our Green House Coupon Code 10% OFF (Deal of the Day)

Our Green House Coupon Code 10% OFF (Deal of the Day)

Our Green House has some of our favorite eco-friendly products for the whole family. In our Hottest Toys for the Holidays Guide we featured the twirling dragon, a unique wooden pull toy ($28.50), and the Alphabet Puzzle with animals embracing the earth ($44).  My teething son loves the wood and organic cotton teether and rattle ($17.50), with its soft rattle sound and highly chewable wood ring and cloth knots. And my toddler won’t take a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Coupons, Grandparent Gifts, Home and Decorating, Mommy Gifts, Toys (All Ages)

How to Create A Free Online Baby Book

I love my digital camera. Since I don’t have to pay for film, I can take hundreds of photos in one session in order to capture the perfect pose. But the downside to digital photography is that it’s hard to find the time in my hectic mommy schedule to actually print all those beautiful photos. I treasure the baby book my mother created for me, and I always intended to create a baby book when I had a child. But four months after his birth, the baby book I lovingly purchased when I was pregnant still lies unopened on a shelf. I’ve been feeling guilty about this for weeks. BabyChapters.com freed me from my mommy guilt. I was able to use their site to quickly and easily create a free online baby book. I uploaded all the digital photos I’ve been too busy to print and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Free Trial, Gift Guides, Grandparent Gifts, Organizers, Photographs