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Friday, October 31, 2008

Mom Loves Slinglings - every baby should be a slingling!

When my little one was born, he arrived two weeks early. Not a long time in the grand scheme of things, but one of the items I was still shopping for was a baby sling. I had read all sorts of things about the benefits of baby wearing and I knew I wanted to do it. Since little James came via an unplanned c-section, when he came home, I really needed a sling to help with carting him in and out of the store and car since lifting the infant carrier was a no-no.

So I did some online shopping and found Slinglings. Not only did the store carry a large selection of fabrics, but they were offering a buy 2 get 1 free special. Slinglings are affordable without sacrificing style and since they are offering the buy 2 get 1 free special RIGHT NOW you can get one to suit your every mood. Now you might be thinking, why would I need 3 slings? Well, I bought one for myself, my husband, and my sisters. They all got used! At first, my husband was skeptical, but once he found his baby wearing style, he took James everywhere in it. Much to the delight of everyone in his path (he seriously got stopped 5-6 times a day and asked about it).

I can't say enough positive things about Slinglings. During a time, when my son needed to be extra close to mommy and I was adjusting to motherhood, their sling was a lifesaver. Even now I use it to help carry him on my hip at the store or while cleaning house.

So check out Slinglings and hurry while they're offering that fabulous buy 2 get 1 free sale!

Mom Loves Mom-preneurs!

We've survived the flu! And what better way to celebrate than to start preparing for the holidays! Tip Junkie, an awesome blog, is featuring a showcase of made and sold by moms! There are a lot of fabulous gift ideas and many of the moms are offering special discounts! Check it out!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mom Loves News!

Well, the whole family came down with the flu! eeeek! So we had to take some time off!

As a reward for your patience, I'm extending the cart-stopper giveaway an extra week!

And you heard it here first, our sister site,The Baby Bloak, is having a HUGE fall clearance event!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What mom doesn't love

sick babies....I'm taking the day off to care for the little one, but we'll be back tomorrow with another cool find and I have some awesome discounts for you!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mom Loves the Cart-Stopper- protector of children and cars!

Check out the giveaway below!
I'm going to guess that most of us have had this happen: you come out of the store with a full-loaded cart - kids and groceries - and while you are trying to put it all in the car, the cart gets away smacking into your car and leaving a lovely scratch. Or maybe you've narrowly avoided kid and cart rolling right into the middle of the parking lot. The CartStopper is the simple solution to this problem. Simply attach the CartStopper's industrial strength suction cup to your car and hook the other end to your cart - no runaway cart, and no scratches, dents or dangerous accidents!

The mom behind the CartStopper knew this was an issue for modern moms. We're trying to juggle so many things that there needed to be a simple solution to the dangers of dealing with packed carts and parking lots. Her idea came to her after a frightening shopping experience:
"Upon arriving at the local grocery store parking lot one day, I routinely began to transport my two children from my vehicle into a shopping cart. After successfully unloading my youngest child, I went to retrieve my eldest child from our vehicle when I heard a man scream, “Hey lady! Your baby!” I immediately turned around to witness my child, strapped in the shopping cart, quickly rolling away from my vehicle into the middle of the busy parking lot! Thank goodness the shopping cart came to a stop up against a standing vehicle awaiting a parking spot (as opposed to a moving vehicle). It was the most frightening (and embarrassing) experience of my life. I immediately began looking for a product that would help keep my shopping cart from rolling away from my vehicle. I was surprised to discover that no one had yet to offer an effective solution to this dangerous problem. That was when I knew there was a definite need for a product that “stops the run-away cart”!"

Visit their website.


CartStoppers wants you to have your own CartStopper! To enter to win your own CartStopper, simply visit their website and come back and leave a comment telling us what color CartStopper you like best!

For an extra entry, post our button with a link on your blog and leave us a comment with a link back so we can check it out!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mom Loves Chic Peeks - the safety pin's enemy

The other day as I quickly pinned the cleavage-spotlight in my blouse shut, I thought there has to be a better way! And then I discovered Chic Peeks, an awesome alternative to a cami. Chic Peeks are adhesive cleavage covers that easily adhere to low cut shirts.

Robin, the mom behind Chic Peeks, came up with the idea when her favorite, but revealing, black dress was ruined when she pinned it together for a funeral. She came up with the stylish, simple, and reusable Chic Peek! Coming in packages of 3 multi-colored choices, Chic Peeks are a steal at $16! Think of how you can increase your wardrobe.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mom Loves Ellie Bags - a unique diaper bag alternative

As a mom I know the hassle of juggling multiple bags, forgetting your wallet in one, accidentally grabbing a purse instead of the diaper bag. So I was delighted to hear about the Over Tote by Ellie Bags.

From their website:
"Our line of Ellie Bags™ has launched with its signature product, the Over Tote™ System. The System comes with an Over Tote™, Back Up Bag, changing pad, flexible wipes pouch, and bottle/sippy cup holder. We have created, “The smart new way to carry a diaper bag.” We also offer a collection of products that make life simpler for moms (& dads!)"

Ellie Bags are available online at

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mom Loves Purely Nutured

The other day I was thinking that I desperately needed a vacation. I need to get away and relax but with a toddler that's impossible. To my delight there was a package on my doorstep. From the moment I opened the box, I was in heaven. I'd been sent an Island Sunset bath bomb by Purely Nurtured as an answer to my prayers.

The bath bomb was big and made a beautiful, sweetly-scented bath. It was the ultimate relaxing experience for the harried mom. The best part is that Purely Nurtured products are natural, which is a major plus for a mom trying to go organic. I can't recommend them enough for yourself, but they'd be a big hit as a Christmas present as well.

Stop by their store which features an array of bath products as well as other natural living products like cloth diapers and mamma-made diaper bags. You're sure to find something for the mom or babe on your list.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mom Loves the (Oopdoo) hug - because sometimes the pain is in your head

Keep reading to find out how to win your own (oopdoo) hug!

When I first saw the
(oopdoo) hug, I fell in love. Not only is it a completely practical idea, it's also adorable. The (oopdoo) is a large fleece wrap made to resemble a large bandage that can be used to hold ice or heating packs, or just to wrap around a little one, or hey a big "kid", for a little comfort.

From their website:
"My son started to complain about aches at bedtime. With the same intensity that he had asked for a bandage for his booboos, he was demanding medicine for his aches. Medicine, however, can do more harm than good and I did not want to give him medicine unless he really needed it. At the time I worked for the company who manufactures Polartec® fabric and had plenty of soft fleece fabric. I made him a wrap that looked like a giant bandage and wrapped it around the part that ached. It worked! He will tell you "it makes me feel better. The (oopdoo)™hug was born!"

The (oopdoo) comes in solids, prints, and designer patterns, so there is one available for every one, child or adult. I think it may be my new go-to get well gift. I was lucky enough to receive my own (oopdoo) and it's awesome! Not only is it much cuter than an ice pack, I know my son is going to love to cuddle up with it. Both of my college-age sisters went ga-ga over it as well! Talk about a fab Christmas gift!

Prices range from 19.99 to 24.99, but you can send a virtual (oopdoo) for free by clicking on this link. While you're there, check them out and get a real one for yourself.

Katherine, the mommy behind the (oopdoo) hug wants one lucky reader to win their own (oopdoo). You can't pass that up. There are four ways to enter:

Congrats to Loving Heart Mommy, winner of the (oopdoo) Hug!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Mom Loves Diaper Bag Challenge

Do you have the best diaper bag in the world? Do you make the best diaper bag in the world? Are you desperately searching for the best diaper bag in the world? Count me amongst those still searching!

So we want you to tell us all about your dream diaper bag. We'll be accepting nominations and awarding Mom Loves status to the most innovative, useful, and stylish bags in November.

Mom Loves Fall - Weekend Shopping Guide

This handmade, one of a kind, wrap by Irregular Expressions is the perfect thing to throw on for a walk, an errand, or a date. Long enough to be versatile, it's a sure bet for the posh mom. Price $95

For baby and toddler:
Worthy Goods is worth a look for their adorable, patchwork hats for babies and toddlers. We love the Wascal-y Hunter cap for its just right mix of old school and punk, but be sure to check out all the unique offerings! Priced from $26-80

It might be a tad impractical to let your little one wear this around town, but it screams portrait time! Trinity's Tutus Autumn Harvest Dress is a beautiful tribute to fall. It's moments like these I wish I had a girl! Price $42

For the family:
Nothing says fall like pumpkins, so wake up to pumpkin pie (well, in your shower). Morgan Street's pumpkin chiffon is sure to get you geared up for Turkey Day!

Tis the season to entertain! Whip an apple pie, light a fire, and invite friends and family over for the evening. Whether you're planning a formal fall affair or a casual October gathering, these invites from Snail Mail are sure to bring in the RSVPs.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mom loves OnTray - The shopping cart solution

Ok, seriously every mommy knows that grocery shopping with a toddler can be, um, challenging. With lists, snacks, toys, and tantrums, it's awesome to see a product that is portable, simple, and helpful.

What is OnTray?
From their website: The great thing about this product, other than it makes shopping with your young children a little more enjoyable, is that it is multifunctional. It can be used as a container for your coupons, a shopping list and a small calculator. OnTrayTM stores easily in a diaper bag or purse. There's no reason to carry more than one container of food for your children. It's the perfect tray for a shopping cart!

And it's only $7! Why didn't I think of this?! Added bonus, it has a name the greatest punster can delight in!

Visit their website!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mom Loves the Boon Squirt Babyfood Dispensing Spoon

Ever have a baby grab a bowl of mashed peas and dump it on the floor? Or have your toddler squeal until you let them have the bowl and spoon? The Boon Squirt solves this problem! It's actual pretty genius. The bulb holds up to 3 ounces of baby food, which squirts into the spoon when you squeeze it. No need for messy bulbs, no wondering how much baby has eaten! It's especially great if you are making your own baby food as it cuts down on the extra dirty dish.

One of my favorite things is that Boon products are safe. No BPA, no phthalates, no pvc! But unlike some other similar products, the Boon Squirt is reasonably priced at $7.99.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mom Loves Wet Happened zippered wet bags

Wet bags are a common accessory for us crazy cloth-diaperin' mamas, but they're set to be a mainstream mom must-have. Why? Well, we all have icky things that we need to cart around in a diaper bag - a pair of pants the diaper leaked through, the burp cloth, a soiled bib, a wet swimsuit. You get the picture. Rather than cart them balled up in your diaper bag, wouldn't it be great to have a bag you can keep them in? Plus, wet bags are reusable!

But the best part of the wet bag is how flippin' cute they are. Gone are the days of boring waterproof, draw string bags. Wet bags now feature designer fabrics, waterproof inners, and handy zippers. And none are cuter or more convenient than Wet Happened wet bags. In a perfect array of sizes and styles these little, reusable bags are about to be a household name. Word on the street is that Targets will be carrying the bags soon! Major bonus for cloth-diapering moms to not have to shop online, but every mom can benefit from these beauties!

Prices start at $17.95. Not bad for a product you can use again and again while saving the planet! Check out the Caribbean and Orchid Groovy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mom Loves the BelliDeep Sippy Cup Holder

I might be in love with this sippy cup's so very practical unlike many of the others I have seen on the market. Why? Because its made of slip resistant silicone, so it doesn't have to be adjusted and it's easy to clean. If you are like me, trips to the store always include a game of "Drop the sippy. Watch mom pick up. Rinse. Lather. Repeat."

It can be used with sippy cups and bottles!!!! So imagine all the use you will get out of it! And it's only $6.50!!!! Think of the hours of back-breaking labor you'll save not bending over, running after, and searching for dropped sippy cups. You can buy one here.

As a mompreneur, my only concern about this product is its name! We need something that shows off creativeness and the usefulness of this product, something catchy, something that sticks around as long as an attached sippy cup!. So heres my challenge moms, help her come up with new name!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mom Loves Kellen's Tiny Toes - custom photo cards

When I was looking for my son's birthday cards, I was thrilled to find Kellen's Tiny Toes, a WAHM-based custom photo card business. There are two reasons I adore KTT.
1) She can do anything you want. No need to pick out a cookie cutter design. Her cards are truly custom! If you have an idea, she can work with it, or you can be vague and indecisive (like me) and she'll work to help you decide what you want.
2) She will gladly print or send you the image to print yourself for a flat fee. Because of this her cards are affordable!

From her website:

I'm Cindy, a stay at home mother of one son, Kellen. I very much enjoy graphic design. My husband got me a photo editing program and I quickly started my "siggy" making hobby, for friends on a message board. As my hobby became an obsession, I realized that I wanted to make a part-time career of it. So, that's how my little business, Kellen's Tiny Toes, came about.

KTT is sponsoring our first giveaway, so you can get your very own invite, card or announcement! (Now is the time to start thinking about Christmas cards!) To enter for a custom photo card design, leave a comment below stating why you need, or just want, an ultra-cute, photo card design!

Friday, October 10, 2008


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October 2008 Must-Haves
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About us

Mom Loves is the way to find out about the new, coolest, most useful products out there for moms and families. We love featuring product reviews, giveaways, special discounts, and more for you, our wonderful readers. Our goal is to help moms find the best possible products to make their lives easier and more enjoyable!

About The Mom, Erin:

Mom Loves is now owned and maintained by Erin Pyle. As a working professional, turned stay at home mom she needed something to do to keep her busy while on bed rest through out her pregnancy. She had been blogging for years anonymously and decided to start a new blog tracking her pregnancy. She enjoyed it so much she started yet another blog when her son was born to keep a chronicle of her family life. Thus From Son Up to Son Down was born. As time went by she started blogging about the products that were helping to make her life as a new parent easier. One post turned into many and companies started pitching their products to her. Suddenly she had a whole new direction to her writing and was in need of another outlet for it. She wanted to get FSUTSD back to the more personal, thoughtful posts and create a place for her reviews that is easy to navigate, read, and enjoy. During a chance meeting and after spotting a single tweet, Erin met Jennifer Albin, owner of the Baby Bloak, one of those must haves for moms. Jennifer is an amazing woman and helped Erin's dreams come true, by passing Mom Loves Today on to her. Now Erin is working to help MLT live up to its full potential!

Erin Pyle


Ashley R. - Ashley writes here at MLT specializing in her very own food column 'Mama Loves Cooking ~by Ashley'

Ashley is a 24 year old WAHM from Virginia. She has an adorable 2 year old daughter, Sophia (aka The Mini) and a loving and supportive long time boyfriend, Justin. When she's not busy being a mom, Ashley loves social networking, anime, video games, gardening, painting, and above all--cooking and baking. Follow Ashley on twitter:

Bobbi Janay - Bobbi Janay writes here at MLT specializing in domestic posts on her column 'Mom is Magic by Bobbi Janay'
  • Bobbi Janay is a 24 year old wife and mother who lives in Plano, Tx with her husband Casey, infant son Ian, and faithful furry friend FootFoot. She is a girl from small town Texas, who woke up one day and realized holy cow when did I become a grown up? Follow Bobbi Janay on twitter:

About Mom Love's Original Creator:

Mom Loves was originally created by Jennifer Albin - The mom behind Sass and Fras, LLC, home of the Baby Bloak! She's was always on the look-out for cool and useful products that make her life easier. She wanted other moms to benefit from her finds and so this blog was born.

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We prescreen all review requests, so it may take a few days to get back to you.  Generally speaking, we ask you send a sample.  If you are interesting in sponsoring one of our weekly giveaways, shoot us a line!

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Monday, October 6, 2008

What is Mom Loves?

Mom Loves is the way to find out about the new, coolest, most useful products out there for mama and baby. This blog will feature product reviews, special discounts, and more to our readers.

About The Mom:

The mom behind Mom Loves owns Sass and Fras, LLC, home of the Baby Bloak! She's always on the look-out for cool and useful products that make her life easier. She figured other moms would benefit from her info and so this blog was born. She's also created a ning discussion board, so moms can share their tips and tricks!

Mom Loves will be opening for product submissions soon!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

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