Thursday, October 25, 2007

Now Baby Can Have a Little Bling...And You Too!

When I wanted to commemorate the birth of my son I looked for a piece of jewelry that I could have with me always but nothing seemed to grab me. Everything seemed, ummm... just not right.I did however settle on a double heart necklace from Tiffany's that bares my son's initials. I do wish that I had come across Rocks To Buy Baby.

Started by mompreneuers, Amanda Jaron, Amanda Langston, and Melisa LaTour, this hip jewelry company has something for baby, mom, and grandma! There are so many pieces to choose from that I'm sure you won't have as hard a time finding something to celebrate your special delivery as I did!
Pictured above Baby Bling in blue. Price Tag: $99

Love, Love, Love This Baby Carrier!

Hey's another product review. I absolutely love the Baby Bjorn City Carrier (and trust me, I've tried quite a few). I'm a lazy mom and dread lugging the stroller in and out of the car. But I'm gonna have to do it eventually because the Baby Bjorn City Carrier only holds infants up to 25lbs. My little guy is 18lbs so let the count down begin to stroller time! Price tag: 79.99. Shop in stores at Babies R US and Target or online at http://www.babiesrus/ and

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

American Baby Magazine Presents: Pumpkin Patch Babies!!

American Baby Magazine runs photo contests constantly. Well this one is just the cutest ever and just in time for Halloween! Check out some of the entries below:

Breast Cancer Awareness: "C" Is For Cure Onsies.

Even little ones can lend their support in these cute, "C" Is For Cure Onsies". Click here to purchase. Price Tag $14.99.

For Fashionista Moms: To Splurge or To Budget?

Burberry Infant's Duffle Coat, sizes 9 month-12 month

Old Navy Hooded Toggle Coat, sizes 6 month-5T

Hey Moms! This one is for the kiddies. I found a great coat a Saks Fifth Avenue (yes, I admit I love, love, love Saks) The coat is by Burberry, so you know it's not cheap, $253.00. But before I decided on that one I took a look at Old Navy. And guess what...I found a similar coat for only $25.88 regularly priced at $34.50. Check 'em out and you tell splurge or to budget?

To purchase the splurge item, shop online at To purchase the budget item, visit any Old Navy or shop online at

By the way, Old Navy is having a great sale...on everything!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wow! Nasal Aspirators That You May Actually Use!

Hallelujah! Now I can get rid of that funky bulb thing that is supposed to get the little boogies out of my son's nose. I found two great alternatives!
Cleanoz is an electric nose cleaner with disposable nozzle pieces. To see a video on how it works click here.
Price Tag: $49.99

Another great nose aspirator I found was developed by a UK mompreneur. She designed the aspirator after giving birth to premature triplets. Mompreneur based her deisgns on aspirators used in the hospital and came up with this groovy, easy to use gadget. , Baby Nose Clear.
Price Tag: $11.74

Friday, October 19, 2007

Toy Wishes Magazine's Picks: Top 12 Toys for 2007!

Toy Wishes Magazine has released their picks for what's hot in toys. Just in time for the holidays! Here's the list:

  1. American Idol Talent Challenge
  2. Aqua Dots Super Studio
  3. Barbie Girls

  4. Eye-Clops

  5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

  6. Hannah Montana Singing Dolls and Pop Star Stage

  7. Nerf N-Strike Disc Shot

  8. Rubik's Revolution

  9. Smart Cycle

  10. Spotz

  11. Swypeout Online Battle Racing

  12. Transformers Arm Blasters & Transformers Movie Ultimate Bumblebee

FDA Panel Has Decided:Don't Use Cold Meds in Children Under 6!

Federal health advisers decided that cold and cough medicines don't work in kids and it was recommended that they not be used in children under 6.

In two separate votes, the panelists said the medicines shouldn't’t be used in children younger than 2 or in those younger than 6. A third vote, to recommend against use in children 6 to 11, failed. For more on this click here.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Now your lil' man can be just as trendy as you! Check out the Small Paul Skurvy rain boots. Absolutetly adorable! They come in S(7/8), M(9/10),XL(13/1). Price tag: $36.95. Shop online at Tutti Bella.

For Fashionista Moms: To Splurge or To Budget?

Hey moms! Another hot fall trend are "Wellies" or what some would call rain boots. These boots are hailed as the new Uggs. And yes, I have owned several pairs of Uggs so I decided to give Wellies a try and here is what I came up with. A pair of Burberry Nova Check rain boots, the epitome of rainy weather gear, for $170 and a pair of Target brand "wellies" for a mere $19.99.
Take a look and you tell me...To splurge or to budget? And people let us not forget, they are made of rubber after all! Shop in store at Nordstrom's, Saks, or online at for the Splurge item. Shop in store at Target or online at for the Budget item.


I find the outfits at Carter's to be neat and comfortable for my son. They offer the cutest pajamas and play clothes. And guess what? They are having a sale! Up to 50% off. You can shop online at or in store at Kohl's and JC Penney's.

Pictured above: Carter's French Terry Jacket regularly priced at $20. On sale for $15.99. Sizes 12 months to 24 months.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

For Fashionista Moms: To Splurge or To Budget?

Hey moms out there. I know we are all so busy buying things for our little ones and making sure that they are fashionable,lol, that we forget to buy us a little somethin'. I will attempt to provide you fashionista moms with what's hip in fashion both at a splurge and budget price.

To Splurge or To Budget? That really is the question.
Peacoats are all the rage this season. While I was perusing the racks, at Taste Boutique in Atlanta, GA, I came across a fantabulous updated version of a peacoat by Ardistia. Retail price $895. Then while checking out baby products online at Target, I fell upon Mossimo's line of peacoats and found a similar version of the Ardistia coat for ONLY $39.99! You tell me to splurge or to budget? Ardistia Peacoat available at Taste Boutique, Atlanta, GA. Mossimo Peacoat available only online at Target.


I just purchased this absolutely marvelous feeding bowl by Sassy. My son is just beginning to eat solids and the bowls I was using he would knock out of my hand. Not anymore! Over the weekend, I was in Babies R Us and came across this neat little bowl. It has a handle that is easy to hold whether you are left handed or right handed. It's dishwasher safe, microwavable, it comes with a top, and best of all it has a spoon that will change colors if the food is too hot! How 'bout that! Oh yeah, it's only $3.99. Shop online at

Monday, October 15, 2007


A mompreneur in Indonesia has created a Muslim "Barbie". After seeing her niece playing with a Barbie type doll, that she felt didn't embody Muslim values, 28 year old mother of one, Sukmawati Suryaman began producing one that did. Click here for more of the story. I think this rocks!


Washable cashmere???? For kids??? Yep! Bambeeno Cashmere offers really cute infant and toddler cashmere pieces. Designs include hoodies, rompers, booties, caps, dresses, and a variety of other accessories to adorn your little one. The pink romper pictured above will run you about $128 and the navy hoodie about $108.

Also check out Bambeeno's recommended laundry detergent of choice at The Laundress. Not only do they carry laundry products for baby but also for the entire household as well as scents for the home. Worth checking out!

Friday, October 12, 2007


I absolutely love Dr. Brown's bottles. We have tried a BUNCH of bottles! These are by far, in my opinion, the best! And now they make sippy/training cups and breast pumps. These products are a little more expensive than their competitors but soooo worth it. The come in 2oz, 4oz and 8oz sizes, both in standard and wide neck. Check 'em out. Click the link above.


Check out this cool new ride! A stroller made by Kid Kustoms that is tricked out to the fullest!These guys will even custom design a ride for your little one. The price tag is a bit steep...STARTING AT $2500. This item is already what's hot among the rich and famous.


I am always looking for cool products for kids and keepsakes for moms. I found two neat items over at Red Envelope. One is a "Hand Print Tower". For thirty bucks you can capture your little one's hand prints from age 1 up to age 5. The hand print kit comes in pink or blue tins. Makes a great shower gift!

The other cool gift (and another way to immortalize your little one) also from Red Envelope is a personalized fairytale or animal story book. You can have either book personalized with your child's name. My favorite is the animal story book. It introduces animals that correspond to each letter of your child's name. These books are sure to make reading fun for your kids. Each book cost $35. Check em' out.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Today, drug makers announced a withdrawal of oral infant cold and cough medications following reports of several overdoses since 1969. The recall affects medicines intended for children under the age of 2. The following are being withdrawn:
Dimetapp(R) Decongestant Plus Cough Infant Drops
Dimetapp(R) Decongestant Infant Drops
Little Colds(R) Decongestant Plus Cough
Little Colds(R) Multi-Symptom Cold Formula
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Drops Decongestant (containing pseudoephedrine)
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Drops Decongestant & Cough (containing pseudoephedrine)
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Dropper Decongestant (containing phenylephrine)
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Dropper Long-Acting Cough
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Dropper Decongestant & Cough (containing phenylephrine)
Robitussin(R) Infant Cough DM Drops
Triaminic(R) Infant & Toddler Thin Strips(R) Decongestant
Triaminic(R) Infant & Toddler Thin Strips(R) Decongestant Plus Cough
TYLENOL(R) Concentrated Infants' Drops Plus Cold
TYLENOL(R) Concentrated Infants' Drops Plus Cold & Cough.

For more information, follow this link,

Monday, October 8, 2007

Shecky's Girls Night Out

Hey all you hardworking moms..there's a cool event coming to the ATL. It's Girls Night Out! Need a break? Then head on over to the fabulous Biltmore on October 17th and 18th. Enjoy cocktails while shopping. Prices are going to be up to 75% off on new up and coming designer fashions and products. General admission is $10. To receive a deluxe goodie bag , with lots of yummy swag, admission is $25. Click on the pic above for more info.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Here's another way to raise money for breast cancer without leaving your home or office. Through October 31, 2007, for each email that is sent with a decorated electronic duck and is opened by the recipient, Munchkin will donate $0.05 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure up to a maximum total of $10,000. For more fun ways that Munchkin is helping to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer visit,

Susan G. Komen for the Cure's promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. For more information, please contact Susan G. Komen for the Cure at 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244 or visit

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I found a place online that has the cutest Halloween costumes! This pink poodle costume for infants and toddlers is available at It will run you about forty bucks.


Thanks Gena, for submitting the following....

EBMRF and DebRA of America have connected to support "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" Relay-Rally for National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week
The EB community's first national awareness. In 2006, after extensive lobbying, Congress and the Senate enacted this awareness week in perpetuity, so this is a very special time for the EB community - this is a rare disorder, and most people have no idea of its many painful challenges.If you want to participate on the secondary roads of the Relay by walking, running, biking, or attending a Rally in support of our awareness objectives at one of the eight Rallies across America, please see and check out the legislation and website, for further information.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Two women, Robin Bloksberg and Janis Armstrong, who lost their battle with breast cancer inspired the formation of the Gal to Gal Foundation. Th honor these women, the Virtual Walk to benefit the Gal to Gal Foundation begins in Robin's hometown of Boston and ends in Janis' hometown of San Francisco.

I joined the Virtual Walk in honor of my grandmother, Lessie Branson, who is, fortunately, a 20 year plus breast cancer survivor. This is a fun way to raise money and bring awareness. You can design your own "gal"! Visit and for a donation of only $3.00 you can participate in the walk. Think about don't have to leave your home or office to help out a worthy cause! To date the Virtual Walk has raised $24,972. Today we are in New York.


Academy Award® winning actress RenĂ©e Zellweger was named Entertainment Industry Foundation ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue's 2007 KEY TO THE CURE campaign. KEY TO THE CURE is a women's cancer initiative founded in partnership with EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund. Juicy Couture has designed a limited edition t-shirt exclusively for Sak's KEY TO THE CURE campaign. Sak Fifth Avenues across the country will host a shopping weekend on October 18-21. Proceeds will benefit local charities through EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund . For pricing and availability of limited edition KEY TO THE CURE t-shirt, visit


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