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*New Toyfinder App BabyLOVE makes Holiday Shopping Easy

*New Toyfinder App BabyLOVE makes Holiday Shopping Easy

If you can believe it, there are only 69 days left until Christmas and 52 days until Hanukkah. The clock is ticking and, even though I LOOOOOVE to shop, I’m getting a bit anxious on what on earth I’m going to get my son, nephews, nieces, neighbors, you name it. Every time you turn on the TV, some new commercial comes on promoting some toy that your kid instantly wants. Every web site has a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Baby Gifts, Baptism Gifts, Birthday Gifts, Chanukah, Christmas, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Services, Tech, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Goodwill – Donate Stuff, Create Jobs

Spring is the perfect time of year to declutter your home. Most of us (luckily) have tons of stuff we don’t use, don’t need, or that our kids outgrew.  They are just taking up space- why not give the items to someone who can actually use it and stop tripping over them?  That might work out for everyone. Don’t just throw your stuff away or toss it in a bin- head to your local Goodwill, where your … Read entire article »

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Summer Beauty with Birchbox

Summer Beauty with Birchbox

 * I received samples and items to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* Raise your hand if you’re a closet beauty junkie! Ok, seriously who isn’t these days? With new cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and hair products coming on to the market in a steady stream, promising to fulfill all of your beauty wishes, it’s quite challenging to practice restraint every time you walk into Sephora or Ulta. Stress not my lovelies! Birchbox … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Bags, Beauty, Boutiques and Stores, Featured Store, Services

Overbeingwhelmed App Now Available on iTunes!

Overbeingwhelmed App Now Available on iTunes!

I was introduced to the wonderful ladies behind Overbeingwhelmed at the Social Luxe Lounge they sponsored in Chicago. Their awesome app just launched and I can’t wait to tell you about it. Developed by women for women, Overbeingwhelmed helps you prioritize how you spend your time according to what you value most, manage that ever-growing to-do list and make you feel more productive and happy! The Overbeingwhelmed app solves the problem of feeling like you “didn’t get … Read entire article »

Filed under: Momma Gotta Have, Services

CVS Minute Clinic Always Comes Through in the Clutch!

CVS Minute Clinic Always Comes Through in the Clutch!

I cannot tell you how many times our local CVS Minute Clinic has come through for me in a pinch. It’s such an invaluable resource when I literally have ZERO time to get in for a doctor’s appointment. I’ve had everything from bronchitis, sinus and ear infections diagnosed and treated there, to getting the all-important flu shot for the season. I have even gotten my physicals done there as well! They offer certain vaccinations,  labs and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Parenting, Services

5 Tips to Score the Best Deals Online

5 Tips to Score the Best Deals Online

There is nothing quite as comfortable as shopping from your own couch. Online shopping has become a huge convenience over the past few years as more and more stores have websites that are easy to navigate and offer everything that brick and mortar stores do. It even has become quite common for online stores to offer just as many sales and clearance events! Make sure you’re always getting the best online deals and saving as … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Featured, Services, Uncategorized

Sittercity Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Sittercity Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

When Sittercity offered me the opportunity to test out their babysitter finding service, I found it so useful that I paid for my subscription when I moved and needed another sitter a year later. And Sittercity is more than just baby sitters! Find elder care, house sitters, pet sitters, and tutors, too! We’ve had a 10% Off exclusive discount and now you can save even more! Need a babysitter? The best local sitters are at Sittercity.com. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Babysitting, Coupons, Services

Clean Your Home Green in 30 Days

Clean Your Home Green in 30 Days

Confession: I want to be green but sometimes, between family and work, it is just not at the top of my list.  I also want to keep my house cleaner, but I have little interest in tidying and even less time for it. So, when my organization and cleaning guru (and fellow Mamanista editor), Debbie, recommends a product like Clorox Green Works that is green and clean, I want to check out it. To find out more … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Home and Decorating, Services

Share with Shutterfly (Giveaway, Review, and Coupons)

Share with Shutterfly (Giveaway, Review, and Coupons)

We’re a family of shutterbugs.  I got my love of photography from my Dad and, now that I have children, my mother, mother in law, and I exchange pictures of the kids several times a month. I upload the photos to Shutterfly, crop and enhance, and then share them with my closest family and friends. But what if I happened to run into an old acquaintance or wanted to display a small selection of photos for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Coupons, Free, Photographs, Services

Peapod Delivers the Goods

Peapod Delivers the Goods

When I lived in Manhattan, everything was delivered. With long work hours and no car, most urban dwellers would have a hard time running errands without this helpful service. One of the many aspects of city living I miss is delivery, which would be especially useful when I’m recovering from birth and juggling the needs of my newborn, my toddler, and my household.  So, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to check out Peapod’s online … Read entire article »

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