Archives for November 2012

iPieces Games: What to Bring to Grandma’s House this Holiday

“Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go….” But what happens when you get to Grandma’s house? Does she have toys to entertain a spectrum of kids that have descended for the holidays. Probably not. Which means you need to schlep a lot of stuff to keep the kids focused on […]

Microsoft Surface Review: A New Tablet

Microsoft enters the Tablet Market Microsoft has entered the tablet market with its new Microsoft Surface. Part laptop, part tablet, it is a multi-functional device perfect for the commuter, the student or the stay-at-home Mom. Microsoft is getting it in front of consumers with dedicated Microsoft staff – no third party people for their newest […]

Not All House Parties are Created Equal

Brands are loving house parties. They love the organic experiences that result from women getting together around their brand or their product. When bloggers host said events, it has the huge added benefit of social reach too. However, I recently posted about my liability concerns with house parties, and I have one more outstanding house party […]

Blogger and Brand House Parties

There is a lot of chatter about blogger and brand events, but there is an instance you should be aware of when you get approached by a brand. It is the hottest new marketing strategy that they are gravitating towards. The strategy is called House Parties. Brands give you product to host a house party. Sometimes it […]

Personalized Santa Video: “Your Santa Story”

I want to share with you something that will knock your Christmas stockings off. If you’ve done Elf on the Shelf, or those personalized letters from Santa, then this is totally for you. It is a personalized Santa video called, “Your Santa Story.” It is a customized DVD featuring Santa Claus (think real white beard, […]

Neighborhood Toy Store Day 2012

Neighborhood Toy Store Day 2012 is this Saturday, November 10th. This will be the 3rd annual day, coordinated by the non-profit organization ASTRA, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the joy of shopping locally, while supporting the local retailer’s commitment to the community. Check out the website called to […]

How to Give an Infant Massage

Giving your baby a massage has so many benefits, it is hard to know where to begin to share them all! I learned about infant massage during a class at Isis Parenting when I had my first son, and we had a nightly ritual of a post-bath massage until he was 18 month old. We […]

Seventh Generation Products: Wee Generations Baby Care

The Seventh Generation motto (and the inspiration behind the name) is that the company wants to “To inspire a revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations”……..starting with the one you just created – your baby. Ever since I was pregnant with my son, I became more aware (and more concerned) about the […]

Charlene DeLoach’s Twenty Gift List

One of the biggest stresses for us during the holidays is travel. Car rides, airplane flights: it makes you want to wish it was 2013 already. This holiday season, however, I’m looking forward to trying out the Trunki Suitcase by Melissa and Doug. My full review of it can be found here. I’ve been coveting […]

LUSH USA Bath Bombs are Fun for Kids

One unique place for soap and bubbles, that may not immediately come to mind, is at LUSH Cosmetics. Many of LUSH USA bath bombs and bubble balls have minimal ingredients making it a good kid choice. With their products made in the Canada and without animal testing, it makes for a great parent choice too. Our […]

In-Between and Post Pregnancy Clothes

Finding and shopping for clothes, well, sucks. Especially after you have had a child and are thinking about having more. You are then in, what I call, the Preggo-Zone. The dreaded need to find post pregnancy clothes. This is the zone where you can’t fit into your old pre-kid clothes because your hips, butt, boobs, […]

Features of the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40

Can you believe these were the kind of car seats that I grew up in? (That’s me.) Looks really safe huh? Talk about a far cry from the 1970s, this past summer I wrote a post about the new car seat guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you are having your first […]

LUSH Cosmetics FUN! What Fun Can You Make With It?

The is one of the coolest things to hit the market: LUSH Cosmetics FUN! It is a novel, multi-purpose moldable soap. Wash your hands, wash your hair, wash your clothes or take a bath with it because it is 100% vegan-made with corn flour, talc and glycerine. Plus, the LUSH Cosmetics company never tests on […]