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Steiff Crystal Teddy Bear Bag Pendant (12 Days of Giveaways)

Steiff Crystal Teddy Bear Bag Pendant (12 Days of Giveaways)

Steiff is the world’s oldest manufacturer of plush animals and is best known as the company that invented the teddy bear! We’re thrilled to include a Steiff Crystal Teddy Bear Bag Pendant (ARV $170) in our 12 Days of Giveaways! For our 12 Days of Giveaways, we wanted to include a truly special item. Steiff is giving away a white Crystal Teddy Bear Bag Pendant(ARV $170).  This mini bear is made of the finest mohair and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Baby Gifts, Christmas, Contests, Featured, Gift Ideas, Jewelry, Kids Gifts, Mommy Gifts, Uncategorized Wooden Highchair (12 Days of Giveaways) Wooden Highchair (12 Days of Giveaways) is one of our favorite toy stores, and we’re thrilled to include their exclusive Wooden Highchair in our 12 Days of Giveaways. This heirloom-quality doll furniture is made by hand of solid pine by Amish craftsmen. It fits dolls up to 18″– including American Girl Dolls. Rosie Hippo is the source for beautifully handcrafted wooden toys, toys made from organic fabrics and eco-friendly toys. All Rosie Hippo toys are produced under conditions that are fair … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chanukah, Christmas, Contests, Coupons, Dolls, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Made in the USA, Organic, Play, Seasonal, Socially Conscious

Surround Your Baby with Beauty and Art

Surround Your Baby with Beauty and Art

As an art lover, I’ve already started taking my children along to exhibits and I want to surround them with works that will stimulate their minds and deepen their appreciation of beauty. For our children’s rooms, we add in accent pieces on our own, like valances and stencils, and hang a professional work of art as the focal point. Sugarplum Dreams has gorgeous luxury children’s wall art murals in every possible theme and color scheme (“from pirates … Read entire article »

Filed under: Art, Baby Gifts, Boutiques and Stores, Hip Find, Nursery Decor, Uncategorized

Digging the Dyson: It Really IS Revolutionary

Digging the Dyson: It Really IS Revolutionary

Here’s the truth: I love being a mama, and I enjoy cooking, but I cannot stand housework. I do not find the physical work transports my mind to a higher plane and I don’t really even feel the satisfaction of a “job well-done.” If I suddenly win the lottery tomorrow, I am getting a housekeeper. Until that day, might I suggest using part of your tax credit for a Dyson? It may … Read entire article »

Filed under: Appliances, Momma Gotta Have

Best Nursing Pillow After C-Section

Back in February, I reviewed the Cuddoozle Nursing Pillow.  I gave the pillow rave reviews back then, but I didn’t truly appreciate it until after my recent c-section.  I was able to prop the wide arms of the pillow on either arm of my glider chair and use the included Cuddoozle lumbar/neck support to prop the rest of the pillow on my knees. The memory-foam material of the Cuddoozle pillow was firm enough to actually hold baby up without putting any weight on my incision. Based on my experience, I’m marking the Cuddoozle a Momma-Gotta-Have for any new mom with a c-section. Want It? You can get the Cuddoozle Nursing & Bottle Feeding Pillow from One Step Ahead for $64.95. (This is the lowest price I was able to find online.) Or order direct from … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breastfeeding, Momma Gotta Have

Baby Shower Favors: How to Make Boo-Boo Bunny Favors with LUSH Bath Bombs

Baby Shower Favors: How to Make Boo-Boo Bunny Favors with LUSH Bath Bombs

A great baby shower favor should reflect the mama-to-be’s personality and be a treat guests will enjoy. Mama Luxe and Fairy Godmother, who hosted my baby shower, knew that LUSH bath products are one of my favorite things and that my taste in baby clothing is fairly traditional. Mama Luxe has sophisticated and hip taste in baby clothing, but I gravitate towards bunnies, bears and anything sweet-looking or old-fashioned. Knowing my love of cutesy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Shower, Bath Time, Beauty, Hip Find

Win a BeachPack

Win a BeachPack

 Celebrate the first day of Spring by getting organized for a summer at the beach, lake or pool!  We’re thrilled to give you the chance to win a BeachPack— Mamanista’s pick for the best beach bag! The BeachPack was invented by Terry Donze, a mom who grew frustrated with how difficult it was to lug all of her children’s gear to and from the beach.  Standard beach tote bags would constantly slip off her shoulder and weren’t great … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Bags, Contests, Gift Ideas, Momma Gotta Have, Mommy Gifts, Organizers, Summer, Travel

Belli Maternity Care Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

I started using Belli Pregnancy Safe Acne Wash on the advice of Mama-To-Be. Before she posted, I didn’t even know studies had shown a possible link between Salicylic Acid and birth defects. After 14 weeks, I can say that the Belli Wash is very effective at keeping skin clear and the $18 tube goes a long way. If you use a bath puff, you get a nice lather from just a small amount. The fragrance is a natural and light citrus and the scent is pleasant. Belli makes a full line of skin care for pregnant moms and for baby and is the #1 Recommended Pregnancy Skin Care Collection Among OB-Gyns because the ingredients are safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding and the products are free of Synthetic Dyes, Paraben Preservatives, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have

ParkerG Baby Sunglasses: Stylish, Comfy, and Safe!

Update: As of August 10, we received word that ParkerG has not been shipping out orders. We checked with several affiliates and they have been unable to contact Paula at her work e-mail and phone number. We cannot recommend purchasing ParkerG Baby Sunglasses at this time but will let you know if these chic and comfortable sunglasses become available again. We hope that Paula and her family are alright and this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Baby Gifts, Hip Find, Shower Gifts, Summer, Sunglasses

Relax in These Luxury Gliders

During the pregnancy, tons of gifts arrive for the baby. Mom deserves some pampering, too. Kookoo Bear Kids has luxury gliders and ottomans for those tired feet. Gliders are perfect for the pregnant mom-to-be, the nursing mom, or the mom who just wants to cuddle with her baby or toddler. Gliders are a Dad and Grandparent favorite, too! The floral Antoinette (pictured) is perfect for the feminine nursery. Or try the Wing Back Glider for a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Decor and Furniture, Gliders and Rockers, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day, Nursery Decor