I’m not sure who loves the new Harumika Fashion Design mannequin more, me or my daughter. Anyone who has an interest in fashion would have fun with this toy. Harumika sets make a great present for a kid or a fun desktop creativity toy for an adult harboring a secret dream to become a fashion designer.
Archives for July 2009
Thirty Minute Decorating Projects: Transform With Muralettes
I am so excited. In thirty minutes, I completely transformed my bathroom using Muralette Wall Decals. My blah blah boring bathroom is now a fishie-themed wonderland that fascinates my toddler.
Pictures of My Bathroom!
Here are pics of my bathroom– which I decorated using Magpie Decorative Painting Muralette Designs. At $85 each, Muralettes are an inexpensive way to decorate a room in under 30 minutes. You can find them online at www.magpiepainting.com.
In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms Book Review
Since I work outside the home, my decision to read Dr. Laura’s new book In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms was a bit masochistic. If you are a working mother and you pick up this book, prepare yourself for a massive guilt trip.
As I read, I tried to remind myself that this book wasn’t written for me. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms was written for SAHMs who feel under-appreciated and who may face criticism from family and peers for their decision. And Dr. Laura provides validation, praise and talking points to use when dealing with naysayers.
Bedtime With Elmo
My son loves everything Elmo, and it shows. He’s learning his colors. Blue is “bwoo.” Yellow is “yellwoo.” But red is “Elmo.” So I suppose it’s not a surprise that the two of us loved the newest Elmo DVD- Sesame Street: Bedtime With Elmo.
Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife
Best-selling cookbook author Nava Atlas of www.vegkitchen.com, sent me a copy of her new book. This satirical recipe book will make you laugh as you reflect on the joys and challenges of modern marriage. Each “recipe” is accompanied with retro 1950s graphics and vintage advertisements.
Your Best Birth
Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience, by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, is a book I would love to recommend to all of my pregnant friends–and I almost can.
Lake and Epstein, or, as they would probably prefer to be called given the “girlfriend” tone of the book, Ricki and Abby, set out to awaken the inner birth goddess in every pregnant woman, but more in the fabulous and fearless sense of goddess than in the crunchy or new-age meaning. They want you to have “YOUR best birth,” rather than THE best or the PERFECT birth, because there is no one-size-fits-all and they know that flexibility is key in childbirth.
Summer Safety Tips from ThinkFirst
ThinkFirst is a national injury prevention program. Specifically, it was created to help children avoid suffering disabling injuries. ThinkFirst has offered some crucial safety tips to remember throughout this summer.
If You Give a Mom a Martini…
As the mother of an active toddler, I barely remember my pre-baby self. Lyss Stern, founder of Divalyssicious Moms, sent me a copy of her new book If You Give a Mom a Martini: 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself.
Mamanista’s Going to BlogHer!
On Wednesday, I’ll board a plane for the first time since my son’s birth in April 2008 to attend the BlogHer conference in Chicago. I would like to thank Medela for sponsoring my trip to BlogHer and WebmasterRadio.fm for their support.