Archives for September 2012

Modern and Natural Mom Jewelry from StudioJewel

I’m in love, love, love with a piece of “Mom” jewelry that I recently got from StudioJewel. I get stopped all the time. I would stop a fellow Mom if I saw this on her wrist as it is really a different take on common handmade Mom jewelry. I love those pieces, but this adds […]

Top Four Electronic Devices for Bloggers

As a blogger, there are four electronic items that I need to have to make my job work easily and seamlessly. 1. A laptop. For on the go blogging. Especially the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. 2. A smartphone. For on the go social media connections. Like the Samsung Galaxy S III 3. A camera. […]

TinyLove Gymini Move & Play Playmat

If you are looking for a gymini or a playmat with the ability to add toys, move them around, with an adjustable arch, large play surface, soft padding and stimulating colors, all in one product, then definitely check out the TinyLove Gymini Move & Play. I registered three years ago for the Gymini Monkey Island, […]

Residence Inn Extended Stay Benefits for Families

Traveling as a family has added complications compared to when traveling for business or as a couple. The primary consideration is feeding a family of four (or more), and if you have a baby, add in breast milk and formula considerations. Sharing a room means you are subject to your kids’ schedules. No watching TV […]

Push Present Must-Haves

I am a firm believer that if you push something the size of a watermelon through a small hole, you should get a present for that. And if it takes over 12 hours to do it? A big present. So as a new Mom, what cool stuff is out there to celebrate your feat? Something […]

Rooms With a View at Residence Inn – Tudor Wharf

Recently, I had a wonderful stay at the Residence Inn-Tudor Wharf in Charlestown, MA. Staying in a Residence Inn has lots of family-friendly benefits, but this property in particular has a superb location with its walking distance to all the major attractions, such as Faneuil Hall, the North End, the Charles River, and the Museum […]

Free Organic Coffee & Keurig Giveaway

I didn’t start drinking coffee until 2007. (Yup, I still know the year.) I went from coffee hater to coffee lover overnight and now I have to have a cup a day…preferably decaf if anyone is buying a round of ‘joe? {Anyone?] In addition to sipping spectacular organic coffee, I love learning about coffee too; how […]

Lifeables Review

I have a lot of pictures of my kids. But usually they are stuck on my phone. Languishing in photo hell (or photo heaven if you want to be more positive about it.) If I manage to get the pictures off my phone, they get stored on my computer…and there they remain in photo purgatory. […]

Alzheimer’s Registry and Resources

When I was the Chief of Staff for the Joint Committee on Health Care in my State Legislature, I ran a lot of health care committee hearings. We would often be there for hours listening to testimony on a variety of health care issues like Alzheimers Disease. I knew that the people testifying needed someone […]

Arsenic in Brown Rice – What Parents Need to Know

Have you heard the latest about arsenic in brown rice? First, it was arsenic in apple juice. Then this past winter, an infant forumla brand went from the best-of-the-best to the worst-of-the-worst because of the brown rice syrup in its formula, which tested at astronomical levels of arsenic. Then, concern grew to include brown rice […]

Preparing your Child for a Vaccination

Vaccinations are probably one of the toughest parts of childhood: for the kids and the parents. I still remember crying during my son’s first shot. Yet, there are some steps you can take to minimize the inevitable vaccine fears, including going to places like Minute Clinic. Newborn-18 months. At this point, there is nothing you […]

Blog Trademarks, Image Infringement and NickMom

If you are part of the blogosphere, then you are aware what has occurred with NickMom. This post is not to jump on the bandwagon, but because I’m speaking at the Springboard Conference this weekend about legal issues in social media. While I often speak on the subject, I rarely blog about it. I don’t have a […]

The Social Toast is Here

I’m excited to announce that I am going to be a hosting a show called The Social Toast on Mom TV. Social Toast is a dry look at all things social; taking a slice at everything from, “What Not to Do on Your Blog” and “How to Rock Mom Jeans!” to “How to Prepare Your Kids for […]

Milk and Honey Multifunctional Nursing Cover

I’m on a kick these days to find baby products that serve multiple purposes. I’m tired of carting so many things around & having my house taken over with baby gear. This Milk and Honey Nursing Cover is my latest find to share. Having won the cover at a recent conference, I have since fallen […]

TinyLove Butterfly Stroll Arch Video Review

The TinyLove Tiny Princess Butterfly Stroll (or the gender neutral Sunny Stroll) is probably one of the best $20 you can spend. This baby item can be used to entertain and engage your little one in many different locations. Put it on a bouncer, a highchair, a stroller, a car seat and any other place […]

How to Pick Pacifiers and Bottles

There is nothing like walking into a big baby store when registering for your baby shower and seeing a wall, yes a wall, that is 10 feet long by 10 feet high filled with baby bottles and pacifiers. Talk about overwhelming. And your baby hasn’t even arrived yet! The problem with this fact is that […]

TinyLove 3-in-1 Rocker Napper Review

The TinyLove 3 in 1 Rocker Napper is one of my favorite baby gear items this time around with my second child. I love, love, love the style (clean lines) and the design (neutral colors with no characters or fluffy things). But even more so, I heart the functionality of the product. It replaces the […]

Get Organized with Wall Pops Style

I’m loving these Wall Pops. Totally functional art that is fabulous in design and convenient in its adjustability. But add a dry-erase function and you have a gorgeous addition to a home office, kids study area or kitchen command center. The only downside is that the website can suck you in with the design possibilities. […]