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This Mother’s Day, Thank the Caregivers in Your Family With the #ThanksProject and the AARP

This Mother’s Day, Thank the Caregivers in Your Family With the #ThanksProject and the AARP

While it’s an honor to take care of a parent or loved one, it can also be a challenge. Across the country 42 million people, primarily women, between the ages of 40 – 60 are faced with the challenge of providing care to their older loved ones, many times while still raising their own children. They may not know it, but they are caregivers, and they play an extraordinary role in supporting those we love. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Health, Mother's Day, Parenting, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Now at Starbucks!

Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Now at Starbucks!

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starbucks. I received a promotional item and a gift card to facilitate my review.”  I run a small business and I try to make an effort to thank my employees for all of the hard work that they do. Things get hectic more often than not, and they always come through for me in the clutch. So when I was asked to try … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Food, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day, Seasonal, Socially Conscious

Make Mother’s Day Extra Special with Johnson’s® Baby Cares

Make Mother’s Day Extra Special with Johnson’s® Baby Cares

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for JOHNSON’s Baby. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Sunday May 12 is Mother’s Day, a day when we come together to celebrate the love, care and sacrifice the mothers (and grandmothers etc.) in our families make every day. But what about the other days? The days where you or another mom has gotten exactly 2 hours sleep because their baby was up sick … Read entire article »

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Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25

According to a recent survey by Child’s Play Communications, the number one thing moms want for Mother’s Day is something handmade from their child. Yet nearly 1/4 of moms receive nothing on Mother’s Day…and that’s just a shame. Homemade gifts and cards are treasured, but adult children — who may have outgrown their arts & crafts-making phase– should still try to show appreciation for mom on Mother’s Day. If you don’t have a big budget for gifts, here are some ideas under $25– courtesy of SunnyBump, a social community that helps new and expecting parents discover the best products. (Disclosure: I discovered SunnyBump through my work with Child’s Play Communications.) The Gifts Moms Will Love On Mother’s Day ($25 and Under!) by kristenhuff Browse on SunnyBump ? … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gift Ideas, Maternity, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day

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

Thank a Mom Movement

Thank a Mom Movement

This Mother’s Day, join Macy’s in their “Thank a Mom Movement.” Macy’s will donate $5 (up to a total of $400,000) to a charity in your mom’s honor. Macy’s has partnered with five amazing charities. All you have to do is send a (free) e-card to the amazing mom in your life and Macy’s will donate $5 to the charity of their choice! Visit the “Thank a Mom Movement” on Facebook to make a difference this Mother’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Mother's Day, Socially Conscious

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all of the fabulous mamas, “Happy Mother’s Day!” And if you are shopping for a mama…oops! Did you forget something? It isn’t too late for these Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts: Get her a gift certificate at her favorite store at GiftCertificates.com. Take her out to eat and save money by using Restaurant.com.Take 60% Off at Restaurant.com and receive $15 FTD rewards with every order of $25 Gift Certificates with code GIFT. Pay $4 thru 5/11/09. Give her … Read entire article »

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County Me Healthy

County Me Healthy

Busy moms need a reminder to take care of themselves. Count Me Healthy has a new Mommy & Me Bracelet that helps mom keep track of her health goals. Between caring for the kids, working, and don’t forget giving the husband some attention (and let’s not mention the house, okay?),  it can be hard to find time for myself. Even small things, like drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is a challenge.  Staying hydrated … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Fashion, Featured, Hip Find, Jewelry, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day

Momma Loves Her Little Son Book Review

Momma Loves Her Little Son Book Review

When I was a little girl, I asked my mother to read me The Runaway Bunny over and over away.  The imaginative and beautiful pictures captivated me initially, but the book became a favorite because it so perfectly expresses the depth and strength of a mother’s love for her child. I still remember cuddling with my mother while she read me that story.  I felt so loved and so comforted by the story. And I think … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Books, Books (Fiction), Books (Pre-School), Books (School Aged), Contests, Featured, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day, Pre-schoolers

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Show mom some R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Let me tell you what it means to me. Respect means that every member of the family has a right to feel safe. No one should feel belittled, bullied, or beaten. If you are looking for a small gift with big meaning on Mother’s Day, try this faux-leather RESPECT! bracelet that benefits the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s RESPECT! campaign. We haven’t seen these bracelets in person yet, but we love the message.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day, Women's Issues