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Palm Pre Plus Review

Palm Pre Plus Review

I would not call myself a technological guru nor would I call myself technologically ignorant. I guess being a blogging stay-at-home, social networking mommy makes me a little bit in between.

When it comes to the basics of setting up electronics I’m sure I could read manuals and figure it all out, but typically leave it up to my husband who’s more suited in that realm of things. But learning my way around the Palm Pre Plus was pretty easy all things considered.

As I took the Palm Pre Plus out of the Verizon box I was immediately impressed by the size and shape of the Smartphone. It was very sleek, yet not too good looking to be functional. Read More

Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies

In recent studies the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) significantly increased the recommended daily fiber intake standards, and recommend 25 grams of fiber per day for four-year-old children. Wow, that’s a lot of fiber to get into one child!

Little Miss A will eat whole wheat bread, the occasional broccoli, raw spinach leaves,(I know she likes it and I can’t believe it) and of course her favorite fruits, but still, trying to make sure she gets all the fiber she needs does worry me.

We had the opportunity to try out Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies. They’re made by Fleet and for any of you that know the name know they’re pretty synonymous with being a good bowel cleaner (to put it nicely.)

Being a mom I want to make sure my children get their fiber not only to be healthy but also because I know that personally it helps them to be able to go #2 a lot easier. I’m sure most parents don’t want their children struggling at potty time either. Read More

Motherhood DVD Review

Motherhood Review Are you sick of the television and film “perfect moms” who put real mommies to shame with their perfect hair and stainless clothes? Not Motherhood! This film gives it to you straight.

Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann. This movie stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver and a few other lesser known actors. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, Motherhood focuses on the dilemmas of being a mom, dealing with the ups and downs of marriage, figuring out the whole “work” thing, and trying to maintain some semblance of self. All this happens in one slow starting day.

I think Motherhood gives, “A Day in the Life of Mom,” a realness. I appreciate the movie starting off in silence as mom drinks her coffee and gets things ready for the day. I did however feel like the silence dragged on F…o…r….e…v…e….r. Also, another thing that bothered me was the two apartment situation, which came up during the opening scenes. Maybe it’s because I’m not from New York city, but I didn’t really catch on until much later in the movie that the family had two apartments to live out of. So personally this wasn’t a necessary piece to the movie’s plot if you ask me. Read More

Softlips Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Softlips Review and GiveawayI noticed with all of the snow and colder weather we’ve been having here in Charlotte that my lips have been extremely chapped and dehydrated. DaddyB is one of those men who have several tubes of Chap-Stick around the house and while I’ve been tempted to just put some on I remember the smell, waxiness, and even aftertaste I get from it and vow to drink more water.

Fortunately, Softlips® has just the right stuff. The newest Softlips® PURE flavors, which are 100%-natural and USDA-certified organic, are formulated with the same quality moisturizing ingredients as the original organic flavor –Pomegranate– to condition the lips, helping to keep them soft and healthy naturally. Softlips® PURE, the line of premium organic lip conditioners, are now available in new Peppermint, Acai Berry, Papaya and Chai Tea. Read More

Nuka Maternity Spotlight

Nuka SpotlightTrying to find maternity clothes that you know everyone won’t be wearing? You may want to check out Nuka contemporary maternity clothes clothing line. Nuka was created by Julia Noik, a graphic artist turned fashion designer. Nuka focuses on soft, luxurious, modern pieces that look and feel great for mom-to-be. The line has grown from vintage inspired tees to fun maternity essentials and even includes some hand-dyed items.

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Bellies and Babies Review

Bellies and Babies LogoBellies and Babies offer a wonderfully relaxing experience for any mom understanding that pregnancy is a beautiful occasion that needs to be enjoyed. (Would you please tell our husbands this?!?)

Bellies and Babies facilities are located in Charlotte, North Carolina run by Angie McInnis, who’s original goal was to create and celebrate pregnant women by offering comfort during their pregnancy. This desire has spawned to include not only mom but also dad and baby in the massage process. Read More

Custom Made for Kids Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Custom Made for Kids Review and GiveawayI’ve tested out a few different personalized book companies and have enjoyed each of them, however I truly feel that Custom Made for Kids is a different company with a more personal keepsake slant.

I had the opportunity to review The First Adventures of Incredible You. Not only is this 32-page, hard covered book full of bright and fun illustrations, the message given to each child is one of inspiration.

Custom Made for Kids book allows children to have fun hearing the city and state they live in, read family members names and listen to a fun adventure featuring the best character of all, them! Read More

Save-a-Lot Grand Opening

Save-A-Lot Grand OpeningIn the land of Save-A-Lot everyone saves a lot. If you’re not familiar with Save-A-Lot grocery stores these are the times when you will want to acquaint yourself with the nearest one using their Store Locator. My small hometown got a Save-A-Lot a few years back and my mom loves shopping there.

On March 4th, 2010 I was invited to the Grand Opening of Save-A-Lot located on Freedom Drive right here in Charlotte. What a great honor as a blogging mommy! This was my first event as a blogger, although I’ve interviewed many people for publications and radio it was a great treat to see everything Save-A-Lot had in store for the community. Read More

Grow Green Baby Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Grow Green Baby Review and GiveawayI cannot say that I am a “Green” mommy or that I do all the right things when it comes to being eco-friendly. However, I do try to take steps in the “Green” direction like recycling and checking out great sites for eco-friendly products like Grow Green Baby.

Grow Green Baby is a great website for organic baby products and a few fun mom products as well. They have everything to cover your baby necessities from 100% organic clothing to baby safe Green to Grow bottles and bubbly body wash to keep your baby fresh and clean.

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Express Yourself Baby Spotlight

Express Yourself Baby SpotlightI’m one of those parents who thought it would be a good idea to teach my daughter how to sign before she learned how to talk in order to communicate with me. I’m so glad we decided to use videos to help Little Miss A, because it really did help us understand her more. She would tell us when she wanted to eat, take a bath, go night-night, and when she wanted more (food in particular). In fact, I believe that because of signing her first word was, “more”. What a weird first word, I know. This girl liked to eat though!

Now I don’t personally recommend using sign with all children, because I think depending on the child’s personality, some children will use sign instead of talking, rather than using it in conjunction with speech. But, I think it’s a great way for some children and parents to alleviate those tough situations before your child can really speak to you.

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