Breast is Best: Clothing For Nursing Mothers

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I have posted in the past about my love of more cool weather nursing shirt options, and have been continuing my search. With the cold weather approaching I needed to find pajamas that would keep me warm but also allow me to easily nurse my daughter during those late night feedings. Through my search I found Breast is Best Nursing wear, and decided … [Read more...]

The Best Thing About Fall… Scarves! #FashionFriday

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Seriously, my absolutely favorite thing about fall fashion is scarves.  Boots come in a close second but the thing about scarves that I just love is how there are so many possibilities and how they can completely just finish up an outfit so well. This time of year, when in doubt, I always throw a scarf on.  I'll even sometimes tool around the … [Read more...]

Gravity Maze: Great Fun for Anyone 8+

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Here's a fun one for the person on your holiday gift list who is over the age of 8 and likes to put together mazes and build things. Gravity Maze ($29.95, Amazon) is a new game from Think Fun that's a good one for the budding engineer.  Game play involves using logic to put together a marble run.  You can follow cards that are provided or make your … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Headz: Adorable New Hair Accessory #MomMixer

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A huge hit at last weekend's Mom Mixer was Spaghetti Headz, the fun hair accessory that works for Moms and girls!  These hair accessories are really easy to install into any kind of hair.   Spaghetti Headz simply twists into your hair - curly or straight, I saw it work on all types of hair last weekend. Super cute, right?  Apparently … [Read more...]

My Favorites from CVS Abound’s New Line #CVSAbound #SnackSaturday

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I posted last month about CVS's new Abound line, which is a great new line of snack food from CVS's Gold Emblem that offers some healthy snacking options.  Wanted to share specifics now that we've tried some of the different products in the line. Hands down, my favorite is the Fruit & Nutty Probiotic Trail Mix.  There are yogurt covered … [Read more...]

No Spill Cups for All Ages of Kids: @WowCup #MomMixer

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Just when I thought my kids were to old for kids' cups, I discovered the Wow Cup.  Wow Cup was at Mom Mixer last weekend and my boys were all too happy to try out the Wow Cup and see if it actually worked. They come in colorful and fun colors.  My boys picked blue & green Wow Cups and had them filled up with Apple Juice... And I … [Read more...]

5th #MomMixer Complete! Thanks to @CVS_Extra, my biz partner @ClassyMommy & My Family

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Mom Mixer is an event I co-host in Philadelphia semi-annually with my business partner Colleen Padilla from Classy Mommy. We invite brands to come to our hometown of Philly to showcase their latest products and to meet with our fabulous east coast bloggers.   Yesterday I hosted the 2014 Holiday Mom Mixer at the Franklin Institute. Another Mom … [Read more...]

White House Black Market Haul & What to Wear to #MomMixer #FashionFriday @whbm

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Tomorrow's the day!!! I'm co-hosting the 5th Mom Mixer in Philadelphia and could not be more thrilled to welcome 200 bloggers and some amazing brands including CVS, Hasbro, Just Play, McDonald's, Spaghetti Headz, Telebrands, Stride Rite & more to the Franklin Institute for a day of fun. As always, I spent the last few days stressing about … [Read more...]

Kiinde Twist: Universal Direct-Pump Breastmilk Collection, Storage and Feeding System

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Breastfeeding is not really the easiest choice, and sometimes the steps it takes to allow someone else to feed your child, or even if you just need a break and want to pump is daunting. There is the pump, the bottles, the bags, the cleaning supplies, and the bottles. All separate, and all make the whole pumping process a huge pain (if you ask me!). … [Read more...]

Basher History Books: Funny & Educational Kids Books

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At our school's recent book fair, my 10 year old picked up this book: Basher History:  States & Capitals - United We Stand ($8.09, Amazon).  He's in 5th grade and will be learning all of the states and capitals this year so I thought it was great that he bought this.  Colorful and animated, I wasn't surprised either - this book actually makes … [Read more...]

Whoa. Seriously Awesome Deal for a Jawbone UP (like a Fitbit) – 10 Hours Only!

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Happened to spot this deal on Staples.com when I was there looking for something else.  I forgot that Staples has these one-day deals that can be especially awesome during the holidays (I got my boys iPad Minis last year there at $50 each on this deal!) So the Jawbone UP, which is like a FitBit in that it tracks your activity and sleep, is … [Read more...]

One of my Fav New Beauty Products: Essence of Beauty Body Oil

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Awhile back, I received some beauty products from CVS from a line I had never heard of before:  their Essence of Beauty line.  I had never heard of it and it took me awhile to plunge in.  A couple of the products have really stood out for me: The Essence of Beauty Eucalyptus with Mint Body Oil ($9.99)  is just divine.  It smells amazing (I've … [Read more...]

For Your Next Game Night: Try #TheSelfieGame

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A good friend came for a visit last week. A couple of us got together and tried out the latest from USAopoly, the Selfie Game. Previously, I had tried and loved their game Tapple so I was intrigued to check out this latest.  Honestly, I didn't think this game would be as fun as it was!  This game reminded me a lot about Apples to Apples but with … [Read more...]

Boot Obsessed #FashionFriday

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Best thing about the fall? Boots! I'm a warm weather girl but that's the one consolation prize I can be happy about with the colder weather coming. My favorite pair of boots are these Jane Strappy's from Frye ($398) and I've had them for 3 years now and wear them regularly. I have another dark brown pair that I wear from LandsEnd.com that is … [Read more...]

Quick Relief with the New Advil® Film-Coated #FastAdvil

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I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by fast acting Advil® Film-Coated and I received a free sample of Advil® Film-Coated. This is a sponsored post for SocialStars by Crowdtap. All opinions expressed are my own. #FastAdvil Before I even jump into this post, I wanted to say that yes, this is a sponsored post because normally I … [Read more...]

Learning About Eating Paleo & a Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (Gluten Free Too)

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My latest search for healthy eating & a way to help curb some autoimmune issues lead me to spending last week reading all about the Paleo diet. I'm sure you guys have heard about Paleo, otherwise known as the Caveman diet? I have always steered clear because I'm a former vegetarian who doesn't eat a ton of meat so it didn't seem like a good fit … [Read more...]

Beautiful Children’s Book: God Made Light #GodMadeLight

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This beautiful children's book God Made Light ($14.99, Amazon) was written by my blogger friend Jessica's husband. If you're at all religious, this is a gorgeous book that brings faith and love together with colorful illustrations and words that children can understand.  I just love the positive message that this book shares.  It would make a … [Read more...]

Gifts for the Doctor Who Fan #doctorwho

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Our family hit up our local Spirit Halloween shop last weekend.  In search of costumes for my boys, it wasn't long before I found myself in the adult section looking at goodies for me. I frozen at the end cap that held a huge amount of Doctor Who costume ideas!  I've recently gotten into the show thanks to my Netflix streaming addition and am … [Read more...]