Nintendo DS Spring Bundle – Perfect for Mom!

May 9, 2009

. I am super excited to introduce you to a fun new bundle, just in time for Mother’s Day! Nintendo has paired up two fantastic items that are a must-have for every mom – The Nintendo DS Lite and Personal Trainer: Cooking – and even thrown in a chic wristlet, perfect to compliment any hand […]

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Organization With Style

May 8, 2009

. I am the first one to admit that I am organizationally challenged. Not good when you have six young kiddos in the house! I can only wish that I had my sister’s mad organizational skills. {sigh} The one area that I have always seemed to have a handle on, though, is keeping track of […]

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An Edible Bouquet

May 6, 2009

. I received this absolutely beautiful, and mouth-watering, fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements, in honor of Mother’s Day. Isn’t it gorgeous? This was one delivery I just couldn’t help but drool over! Are you still looking for that perfect gift for Mother’s Day? I say ditch the traditional flower arrangement and go with a Fruit […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 4, 2009

Over the next few days I will be giving you a more in-depth look at some of my favorite gift ideas for mom, but for now here are some ideas to help you find that little something for any mom on your list. Beautiful and timeless pieces: *An Initial Necklace, by DeAnna Cochran, is sure […]

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

February 10, 2009

Thanks to Twitter and the wonderful listeners of Mom-2-Mom, I now have quite the list of ideas to make Valentine’s Day special! Here are just a few: I have a heart shaped cake pan but instead of cake I make heart shaped red jello! It’s fast, easy and better on the waist line. @orgjunkie Bath […]

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Shopping can be easy… Really

December 11, 2008

Just this week I was introduced to a site that makes shopping for the perfect gift very easy and budget friendly., a leading online personalized shopping service, is a free service that includes a My Gift Planner. It is quite the convenient, time-saving tool! Check this out – The My Gift Planner allows you […]

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Still looking for that perfect gift?

December 9, 2008

Are you looking for more gift ideas to spread some holiday cheer? Be sure you check out Mom Central’s Gift Guide, and while you are there sign up to be a part of the Mom Central Testing Panel. You can win daily prizes, by logging in and leaving comments on the giveaway posts. In addition, […]

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Is that a lunch bag you’re carrying? (A Giveaway!)

December 4, 2008 Widgets Just recently my good friend, Lori, told me about the new lunch bag lines from Mario Batali and Elle. I was so impressed with the chic designs that I jumped on the chance to sample one of my choosing when Lori asked me. I chose a large Elle tote from the myriad of […]

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My Kids Leap for LeapFrog! (A Giveaway)

December 4, 2008

There are not many “toys” that my kiddos have that can keep them entertained for hours at a time. LeapFrog learning systems are such toys. You know what? As a mom, and my kiddos’ teacher, I am so happy that they can learn – I mean, play – so effortlessly. With games that help them […]

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What are you giving your kiddos for Christmas?

December 3, 2008

Whether you’ve got older kiddos for whom to buy or younger ones, We’ve got some ideas… Let’s talk about some of the hottest items, toys and otherwise, for the kids on our lists. You can see my picks below, Kristin’s here and Erika’s here! Happy Shopping!! I’m sure you’ve heard all the rage about Hasbro’s […]

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A Tama-what? (A Giveaway!)

December 3, 2008

I missed out on the virtual pet craze in the 90s (too old without kids of my own, I guess) and have a hard time spelling Tamagotchi even now! What I do know is that, for the first time ever, kiddos can raise multiple Tamagotchi characters in one egg with the Tamagotchi Connection V5 . […]

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For Your Princess (A Giveaway!)

December 3, 2008

Prima Princessa Presents Swan Lake is sure to be a hit this Christmas. This magical dance adventure would make a wonderful gift for your little ballerina. It’s sure to mesmerize her, as it has mine, while it inspires and stimulates her young mind. (You can see my full review here.) Win it! Enter to win […]

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JumpStart 3D Adventure (A Giveaway!)

December 3, 2008

Are you looking for a gift for a little guy who loves to play on the computer? Both educational and fun, Jumpstart 3D Virtual World is perfect for ages 3-5. In My First Adventure, your little explorer can run, jump and swim through an amazing 3D virtual world. Josh, my 4 year old, really enjoys […]

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Mom-powered Alternatives to Big Retailers

November 28, 2008

I stayed away from the crowds and madness this morning, but in honor of Black Friday, I have posted a widget below, created by Megan Calhoun of TwitterMoms fame, that includes 250+ mom-powered alternatives to big box retailers. You’ll find literally hundreds of places to shop (and great gift ideas) here, all of which are […]

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Give the Gift of Music

November 24, 2008

Whether you are looking for games, CDs, or DVDs that tap in to your music loving senses, you are sure to find something that hits the spot with my suggestions below! Wii Music has us all moving our bodies and making music. Up to four of us jam together using the Wii Remote and Balance […]

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Stocking Stuffers

November 13, 2008

Now it’s time to pull out those stockings, the wrapping paper, and gift baskets, and put together all of those gifts! Whether you are looking for gifts to fill the stockings, or one to compliment a larger gift, I’m sure you will find some ideas here. Give a special someone a sweet treat with chicBuds […]

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Entertaining and Hostess Gifts

November 13, 2008

Whether you are the one hosting the parties and the overnight guests, or the one being served, you will need plenty of ideas to make it through the holidays. Are you looking for the perfect gift to give your husband’s boss, or the hostess of your holiday neighborhood get-together? Look no further. I have some […]

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Christmas Traditions Enhance the Season

November 11, 2008

I asked Ray if he would be willing to share with you a bit about holiday traditions in general, and ours in particular. The following is the result. (If you’re kiddos believe Santa is real, you may not want them to read this… You’ve been warned!) What’s more appropriate at the celebration of the Savior’s […]

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Send out those Christmas cards, but don’t forget the Thank You’s! (A Giveaway)

November 11, 2008

Paper Shouts is run by mommy-preneur, Shannon Malliet, and is a great place to find unique posh notes for life’s big moments, including the holidays! At Paper Shouts you can find custom holiday cards and invitations, perfect for those Christmas cards and holiday party invites. In addition, Paper Shouts creates personalized note cards and thank […]

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Start a collection of Keepsake Ornaments for each of your Kiddos

November 11, 2008

For as long as I can remember, I have received (or even made or bought myself) a new tree ornament. The first year Ray and I were married, I purchased one with our names and the year etched on it. Each year my kiddos have each received a special ornament that revealed their character. I […]

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What are the holidays with out a whole lot of baking? (A Giveaway)

November 11, 2008

Holiday baking has always been a huge part of the Christmas season. My mom, sisters and I get together once or twice before Thanksgiving, and again just before Christmas, throw on some aprons, and spend the entire day baking away! Of course, we must try everything as it comes out of the oven! So, we […]

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Pondering the Miracle (while snug in your PJs) on Christmas Eve (Lands’ End Giveaway!)

November 11, 2008

Growing up, Christmas Eve was never really celebrated like Christmas Day… We would visit Grandparents and head home to go to bed early, thinking Christmas morning would come faster if we were sleeping. The on Christmas morning we would take time to remember what Christmas is all about. As Ray mentioned, I was a bit […]

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