I recently had a chance to attend a special Mom’s Night Out Event in Philadelphia at the fabulous Morimoto restaurant, which was sponsored by Aquafina FlavorSplash and MomCentral. The night was all about celebrating motherhood and mom bloggers, and it was so much fun to meet some other Philly Moms.
Archives for May 2010
Help a Mother Out
Help a Mother Out made it Mother’s Day all month long in May.
Diaper drive events were held in San Francisco, San Mateo, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, Chicago, Kansas City, New York City, Riverhead (Long Island, NY), New Haven, and Seattle.
Old Navy Coupon Code
Great new Old Navy discount! I’m always excited about an Old Navy Coupon Code because I stock up on clothes for the kids and try out a few styles for myself. Check out this promotion: 2 DAYS ONLY! SAVE 15% + FREE SHIPPING when you spend $75 or more on any Old Navy purchase.…
Tea for you, Tea for me: Gourmet Tea Gifts
Some people enjoy fine wine, but that’s an expensive hobby. Gourmet tea is an affordable luxury. You can travel the world through your tea cup by sampling teas from China, India, Africa and South America as well as unique herbal teas (tisanes). When I lived in Boston, I was a regular customer at TeaLuxe, and I frequently shop at Teavana. Recently I’ve become a fan of the Language of the Leaf’s gourmet teas after meeting their owner Neeta Khanna who sent me a wide variety of her teas to sample. Neeta gave me some free samples, but I’ve since become a paying customer.
Imagination Takes Off!
My son got a special treat for his birthday in April: the Shuttle Imagination from KidsCraft Playhouses. That’s him in the photo right after he first spotted his new “spaceship.”
Since then, we’ve had lots of fun decorating his spaceship with stickers and crayons, and it has held up for many hours of
“make believe” play. My son enjoys peeking out from the shuttle windows and opening and closing the doors. Since he loves the Toy Story movie and books about space travel, we’ve had many happy hours playing astronauts or Buzz Lightyear.
If It Goes, It’s My Favorite Thing
My toddler son has convinced me that a love of things with wheels is genetic for some babies. Every time he sees a car he shouts, “Vroom, vroom” and claps his hands in delight.
Until very recently, though, he had a habit of mouthing everything. So, I had to make sure all his toys were baby-safe–with non-toxic dyes and no small parts.
Plan Toys has a charming new wooden baby car in a rainbow of bright colors that is a perfect, developmentally appropriate, first push car…
Baby Slinger – Just Like Mama!
Watching your children play with dolls can be like looking through a mirror at your own parenting. Not the part where they grab them by the ankle and drag them up the stairs, of course (thunk, thunk, thunk). Rather, pay close attention to how they cuddle and care for their little pretend babies and you will get a heart-warming affirmation of your nurturing.
Children use dolls to role play and process their day. And they mimic what you do with them and their siblings.
That’s why I love the Corolle Doll Sling.