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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mom Loves Wednesday's Gift - Palumba Toys

Palumba Toys

Palumba Toys are USA made, contain NO TOXINS or unsafe parts, heirloom quality, and crafted with green technology. And they are beautiful! In case you haven't guessed I prefer toys that don't light up, spin, screech, dance, etc...Give me the simple life, right? If you are looking for an idea for someone else's child, take a chance and get them something unique from Palumba's toys! Trust me, most moms would prefer these play inspiring toys to the latest mechanized toy truck!

Take a moment to peruse the beautiful craftsmanship of these toys and you will see that this is a gift that will last many generations! Prices range from $9-$400! Get anything from a wooden iron to a beautiful play fridge.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mom Loves Tuesday's Gift - Bug Bites Play Food

Bug Bites Play Food

Mom Loves these adorable felt play food sets! Felt is eco-friendly and washable, so your little one can get lots of use out of it. No lead paint to worry about or little plastic parts, just well-made, adorable pieces of food. I love the sushi bento box and the farmer's market set! You can even get a 3 tiered cake decorating set! Because they are soft, young babies will love gnawing on them and older children will love playing kitchen with them. Prices range from under $10 to over $45.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Giveaway winners!

Ok, we have giveaway winners for the Zip-n-Go, chicobag, and KTT announcements!

Zip-n-Go: comment #37 Krisi and Adam (left note on blog)

ChicoBag: comment #5 Joanna (no email, please contact me!)

KTT announcements: comment #3 My Lil'Monkeys (no email, please contact!)

Mom Loves Monday's Gifts - My Little Seat & The Baby Bloak

I recently got to try out my own My Little Seat and I have to say I loved it. When it arrived, I opened it happily and decided we'd be going out to dinner that night.

There are 2 reasons I love My Little Seat. First, I have left restaurants before when I realized there was no highchair for my little man. He's not ready to not be restrained yet! I've also been out to eat where are the highchair's straps are broken! No big deal if you have the compact My Little Seat with you! The second reason I love it is that it allowed my toddler to sit like a big kid with us that night. He really loved feeling all grown up in his own big chair with his own little seat.

You could easily use this at home instead of a highchair, making its $39.99 price tag very reasonable!

I'm a bit biased here since the Baby Bloak is my own idea, but I can genuinely say I give it as a gift to all my mom friends. And what better time to give a Bloak then Christmas when the weather is chilly?

The Baby Bloak is a wearable blanket that you could put on and take off in seconds when you are running to the car, into the store, or on other errands. Since coats aren't safe in car seats, many parents try to keep blankets from falling off in the cold. The Bloak lets you strap your baby into the car seat without interfering with straps and without having to be removed! It also makes a great stroller blanket and nursing cover - that's one handy blanket!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

5 Days of Gifts Mom Loves for Babies

This week Mom Loves will feature 5 Days of Gift Ideas for Babies!  All products are unique and brought to you by mom-entrepreneurs!  We've got lavish ideas and stocking stuffers, but they are all things every mom will love for baby!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mom Loves the Diaper Clutch - a stylish wipe/dipe solution!

We've all seen the diapers and wipes clutches, but I was pleasantly surprised to find one that was different, practical, and really, really cute! The Diaper Clutch is different from the others because it gives you access to your wet wipes without needing to remove a portable travel case. Instead you can just open your clutch, grab a diaper, and pop open the wipes section which holds a standard huggies wet-wipes pack!

The best part though is that they are ridiculously cute! I can't wait to cart mine all over town because it's completely stylish and compact! I'm loving my brown disco dot clutch, but I'd love to hear what your favorite is. The Diaper Clutch just introduced new designs and even a design your own option!

Cloth-diapering mama? I tested the Diaper Clutch and was pleased to see that it holds at two medium bumGenius AIOs. Personally, I use disposable wipes when I am out, so it works great for me! Non-cloth diapering moms, I got 3 size 4 diapers in it comfortably. I think it's just the right size for running errands, dinner out, or a playdate!

The Diaper Clutch is a must-have for the modern mom that's for sure!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mom Loves the Cozy Care Cape - a bath must-have for mom and baby!

I got to check out a CozyCare Cape today and I have to say, I love it! The first thing I noticed when it arrived was how professional Spa Time Baby's shipping and packaging is. I have the great pleasure of networking with Debra, one of the company's founders and I just wanted to give her proper credit for how professional her product is!

But what you want to hear is about the cape! This is a brilliant idea, moms! The cape features a waterproof backing and a cozy terry outer to protect you from getting soaked during bath time and allow you to dry baby without struggling with a towel. I love the style of the CozyCare Cape as well.

The set of a CozyCare Cape, CozyCare Mat, CozyCare Cap, and two rubber duckies came elegantly presented in an organza bag. My first thought was how fabulous this would be as a baby shower present - pretty and practical!

The CozyCare Cape starts at 38.95 and you can have it personalized with baby's name if you want!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Coming Friday the Mom Loves Gift Guide: Gifts for Baby!

Watch out for our gift guide featuring 10 cool gifts perfect for a baby in a range of prices!

Next week, we will feature the Mom Loves Gift Guide for Moms!

Have a great suggestion for a must-have, shoot us an email at

Mom Loves Zip-n-Go - the all weather, portable blanket!

Be sure to enter to win below!

The other day I ran across a great new product (yay for twitter!) The mom behind the product was super friendly and offered to host a fantastic giveaway! I love the zip-n-go Blanket because it's super practical, cute, and compact and its proudly made in the USA!

Jennifer Locke is a mother of two young boys and knows the importance of a product that is easy to use, quality made, and can be put away quickly and neatly. She is the creator of the Zip-n-go Blanket™ ( , a weatherproof outdoor blanket that folds and zips to become its own tote bag. This blanket keeps you dry, clean, and hands free! You don't have to worry about keeping track of a separate carrying case or strap. These outdoor blankets are made in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with quality materials. From the highly water resistant Urethane Coated Nylon Oxford Lining, Premium Velour Anti Pill Fleece, to their YKK® Zippers you can be sure you are getting a superior outdoor blanket that is also machine washable. It is the perfect multi-purpose blanket for babies, picnics, soccer games, concerts, camping and dogs. It is great to keep in the car too, when you wish you had a blanket!

From Jennifer:
"The blanket when laid out measures 5 ' by 6' so you will have plenty of room to stretch out or enjoy a picnic. The blanket comes with a inside zippered security pocket to keep your belongings like keys, wallet, and cell phone. The pocket can be easily tucked under the blanket to hide from view. When the blanket is folded and zipped up it becomes it's own tote measuring 18" x 15" x2". The large outside pocket can easily hold magazines, drinks, snacks, toys, diapers and wipes. It can also be custom embroidered with your monogram or name. From Plaids, Damask, Leopard,Children prints to solids, Zip-n-go Blankets offer 12 colors and styles from which to choose. They are priced at $74.99 and every blanket comes with free shipping to all US locations and APO addresses by USPS Property Mail! They make great Christmas, birthday, and baby shower gifts. It is a gift that will last for years to come! Zip-n-go Blankets are so sure you will love their outdoor blanket, they also come with 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Zip-n-go Blanket's mission is to keep you dry and clean, while relaxing and enjoying life where ever you might be!"

You have to love it! Jennifer is generously offering up a Zip-n-Go to one lucky reader in either Bright Paisley, Zoo Animals, or Friendly Sea Life!


Three ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment below telling me where you'd use your Zip-n-Go!
2. Blog about this giveaway and post a comment here with a direct link!
3. Follow this blog! I just added this function!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mom Loves Creative Baby Nursery Rooms - finally a nursery design site!

When I was planning my son's nursery, I had a unique dilemma. My mom, who is an amazing artist and specializes in children's rooms, wanted to do a mural. The problem? I could not figure out what I wanted. To my surprise there were hardly any websites devoted purely to baby nurseries!

So I was pleased to find a site the other day that focuses entirely on the nursery, Creative Baby Nursery Rooms. Featuring photos, safety tips, and contests, you will be able to design your dream nursery! After all, what is a nursery but the place where your own dream rests peacefully at night?

Check it out here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mom Loves Jet Set Babies - traveling just got way easier!

If you're lucky enough to be taking a vacation this year and dragging the kiddos along for the ride, you have to hear about Jet Set Babies! Take a second and try to imagine what your packing list for junior is going to look like - it's not pretty, is it? Diapers, bottles, binkies, wipes, blankets, lotions, shampoo, towels...and I haven't even gotten to clothes yet. Enter Jet Set Babies. Simply order up your babies necessities and pick them up when you arrive at your hotel. Imagine, one less suitcase devoted to items that are probably going to only be used on vacation, unless you like to drag home your dirty diapers from paradise.

Jet Set Babies
makes it easy to order up all the essentials My favorite thing? They not only offer up the traditional gerber food and huggies, but have options to order Earth's Best Organic and Seventh Generation products. A jar of Earth's Best will run you from $.80-1.00 and a jumbo package of Huggies is $13.00 - the same prices as your average grocery store or Target without the hassle of dragging it along.

Plus, Jet Set Babies is set up for travel, s don't worry about forgetting sunscreen or pool toys, they have it all ready to order. Visit their site today.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mom Loves ChicoBag - Win One Today!


I love the reusable bag movement, but always forget to take them. I must own 20, but the only ones that get used are my ChicoBags. The reason: they're compact and clip on to my bags. In fact, I'd go as far as to say the design is ingenious.

Just check out the product description:
"The ChicoBag™ should be part of everyone's bag collection. It's easy to store - it stuffs in and out of it's own sack & easy to remember because it has a carabiner that you can attach to your jeans or bag. Made of a strong, washable nylon this bag expands and holds as much as 20 pounds. Made in China with fair wage and fair labor."

I use the bag for groceries, carting around student journals, and dragging packages to the post office. These things are seriously sturdy!

Want your own? Win one!

Three ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment below telling me how you and your family are going green.
2. Blog about this giveaway and post a comment here with a direct link!
3. Follow this blog! I just added this function!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mom Loves Giveaways!

More fantastic giveaways!

On Barefoot Mommy
Ali Baubles Inside Out Earrings Giveaway Click Here
Visit Ali Baubles.

BabyBums diaper clutch and onesie giveaway!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Mom Loves Mommy Track'd - stop the chaos!

I juggle grad school, a business, three blogs, a toddler, a marriage, and a house. This at times gets overwhelming. Enter Mommy Track'd, a website devoted to getting your life organized. From insightful, funny articles to their ultimate organizer, Mommy Track'd is the solution for todays multi-tasking mom.

Wait! Did I say multi-tasking? A friend once told me after the birth of my son that motherhood means accepting you can't multi-task anymore. I disagree. I think it means learning how to multi-task again. It's just a different ballgame. So why not check out a place that can help you relearn this valuable skill, you'll be glad you did. Visit their website.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mom Loves Zeebabee - smart baby and mommy accessories!

You know how they tell you to decorate your nursery in bright colors, or how baby toys have strong contrasting colors? It's because infant's sight develops by looking at high-contrast items. The best combination for an infant - black and white. That's what makes Zeebabee's line of burp clothes and mommy tops so inventive! Where does a newborn look the most? Your shoulder and breast! Zeebabee's designs are modern and hip, but very, very smart!

I'm putting this mom-invented idea right up their with Taggies. The best part, of course, is that Zeebabee is stylish, so moms can enjoy wearing their items and know their babies are benefiting at the same time.

A set of 2 Burp See burp clothes is only $20 and the perfect baby shower gift!

Mom Loves Tactile Baby - quality handmade treasures!

I'm loving Tactile Baby's line of beautiful, unique toys for infants. I don't know about you, but I'm sick of toys that flash, play music, light up - is it a toy or a slot machine? I want something simple and well-crafted that encourages my son's imagination. That's why I love Tactile Baby!

The etsy shop features wooden rolling toys, felted wool rattles, and knit hats. These wonderful toys and accessories would make great Christmas gifts. With prices starting at $9.00, you're sure to find a gorgeous gift for your budget.

Check it out here!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mom Loves Giveaways!

There's a lot of great giveaways being hosted this week! Just click on the giveaway to go to the entry page!

Busy Mommy is giving away an Evenflo Carseat!

Goodies for Mom is giving away a BabyWrappe!

Mammalicious Finds is giving away Kids Lunchbox cards!

The Baby Bloak is giving away a special limited edition holiday Bloak!
I'll add more as I hear about them!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mom Loves Baby Wit - clever, funky baby and toddler clothes!

It's that magical time of election year, so let's celebrate with some clever, witty baby shirts from Baby Wit Featuring political, funny, and funky styles, this is the shop for the hip young parent.

Baby Wit is no one trick pony though. They have some great bibs, carriers, and other fun accessories featuring stylish fabrics. No Winnie-the-Pooh here! I especially love the Stephen Colbert onesie and the Seascape Burp and Bib Set. There are tons of great baby shower gift ideas.

My husband is getting this one for Christmas! Check it out here!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mom Loves Toddler Ideas - for the years past 1!

It seems like there are so many websites devoted to adjusting to the needs of a new baby or helping school age children, but there's a lack of info out there for moms of toddlers. I was thrilled to happen upon this site completely devoted to helping moms of toddlers come up with activities, deal with issues like potty training, and address discipline.

Check out this great post on how to save money on toddler must-haves.

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