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Upcoming Events (open to all, but please RSVP):
Thursday, May 1st, 10am - Join us at Anderson Playground in Schenley Park for a nature hike / stroller walk! See the details & RSVP here.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WOW! hotel deal!

Wow! Are you going on vacation in April? Or just want to get away for a night? If so, I may have the DEAL for you! Red Roof Inns is offering hotel room, April 1st-15th, for ONE PENNY! You can book this deal online here and rooms become available every day at Noon, EDT. These will sell out seriously fast, so if you aren't able to get one today, try again tomorrow at noon.

The fine print states: *This deal applies to all participating Red Roof Inns. Rooms will be available for booking 48 hours in advance. For example, on April 1st, rooms for 4/2 & 4/3 will be available to book. Rooms become available online from 3/31 - 4/13 every day at noon EDT. Only one room per booking and one room per guest. Some blackout dates may apply and are determined by the individual Red Roof Inns.


So, go book yourself a whole night away. :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Salon Give-A-Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our first give-a-way on the Momtourage blog!

Lauren from Dean of Shadyside Salon is generously giving away a free haircut (a $40 value)! Lauren is a great stylist who will go above & beyond what is expected!

And this is the gift that keeps on giving! Here's why: Being a first-time guest at Dean's means you will be given multiple coupons for your future visits (for color, manis, pedis, waxing, haircuts....) which will save you lots of money in the months ahead as well!!

So, even if you don't win this prize, I still recommend heading over to Lauren and getting in on some great deals!!

Here's who can enter:

>you must live in Pittsburgh/surrounding area.

>you must be a mom!

>you can only use this coupon yourself if you haven't been to Dean's already. However, you may still enter to win & give it away to another mom if you are chosen!!

3 chances to win:

>leave a comment on this post stating what activity you are most looking forward to doing with your kid(s) this Spring!

>you will receive a 2nd entry if you are a facebook fan! (Leave a separate comment stating that you are on FB with us.)

>tell another mom about our give-a-way and leave a comment stating you did so.

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A random number will be chosen, courtesy of random.org.

This contest will close for entries on Friday, April 2nd!

Friday, March 26, 2010

WOW - earn free baby products!

Through March 31st, 2010, you can earn a free $5 store credit for every review you write on Franklin Goose!
Franklin Goose carries all sorts of great baby products, cloth diapers, and more! All you need to do is register on their site, find products on their site that you have used, click on "add your thoughts", and write a review! They will double-check to make sure you are writing legitimate reviews, and then credit your account with $5. Please only write reviews on products that you HAVE used! However, I was very excited as I checked out their website to see that I do own many of the products that they sell! Their blog says there is no limit to how many reviews you can write.
The $5 can even cover their $5 flat-rate shipping, so you can really get great quality products for absolutely free!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Playdate ~ Stroller Walk & Picnic

Our next playdate is this Wednesday, March 24th.
We will meet at North Park @ 11 am. We will start with a stroller walk and walk to a picnic shelter where we will stop to eat lunch & play at the playground. Then we will head back! I can't give you an exact end time, we'll stay as long as the children are happy. :)
Email us at pghmoms@live.com for more details.

Sweet Diapers Deal....

I don't usually post specific store deals, but this one is a pretty great one!
For those of you that have a CVS card (or you can sign up for free in store), here's how to score a sweet deal on diapers!

The awesome CVS Extra Care Buck Pampers deal is actually a limit of 3—NOT 2! …And remember, unlike Walgreens, you can use your Extra Care Bucks to purchase the same items again to score more Extra Care Bucks (until the limit has been reached per card)!

Here’s how to spend the least out of pocket:
Transaction #1
Buy 1 Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers $8.97 = $3Ecb
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 2/21 PG or 3/14 RP
Pay $6.97
Get back a $3Ecb
Transaction #2
Buy 1 Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers $8.97
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 2/21 PG or 3/14 RP
Plus, use the $3 Extra Care Buck from the previous transaction
Pay $3.97
Get back a $3Ecb
Transaction #3
Buy 1 Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers $8.97
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 2/21 PG or 3/14 RP
Plus, use the $3 Extra Care Buck from the previous transaction
Pay $3.97
Get back a $3Ecb

Final cost ONLY $14.91 spent for 3 Pampers Jumbo packs + you’ll still have a $3 Extra Care buck to use!

(Thanks, Southern Savers!)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Training our Children....

I recently read this on the Girltalk blog and thought it was such a great tip, so I share it with you..................................
As any mom with small children will tell you, “getting out the door” is an exercise in craziness and chaos. Screaming fits and blow-out diapers, lost keys and runaway children all wait for the moment you want to go somewhere.
Just. Get. In. The. Car.
But when my four-year-old daughter Caly was younger, I read a suggestion from one mom about training your children to sit quietly in one spot. I decided this would come in handy for when I was trying to leave the house. I worked with Caly and she soon got the hang of it. And a few weeks ago, I began to teach eighteen-month-old MJ.
Every morning after breakfast we have “sit time.” Even though MJ only says a handful of words, she knows exactly what I’m talking about. She and Caly go to the stairs and sit on separate steps until the timer goes off. We started with one minute and increased the time bit by bit as the weeks went on.
It’s hilarious to watch. Every muscle in MJ’s body wants to stand up, but she’s learning to sit still and can now do so for a grand total of five minutes! Caly loves “being a good example” and showing MJ how to obey. We cheer and clap when that little timer goes off.
This little exercise makes the “getting out the door” process a lot more peaceful. The girls sit quietly while I search for my lost keys! But more importantly, MJ is learning obedience and self-control—the peaceful traits of which I pray she’ll reap for the rest of her life.

Monday, March 15, 2010

You need Alice.........

Have you been to alice.com???
How do you like the sound of shopping for all your household products from home..........with free shipping............. for prices better than you can find in your local store?

Set up your free account here and start shopping. Click on "other ways to shop" and pick shop the best deals. That will show you the best deals of the week. However, you can find any household product, bathroom/cosmetic items, even a garage category and baby items galore - including diapers & baby food. They recently added Happy Baby products as well!

I just love the idea of packing full a shopping bag and it arriving at my door without me leaving the house. :) (They do have a 6-item shipping requirement)

I hope you find this useful!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Snuggle Bugs Spring Consignment Sale

Snuggle Bugs & Company is a unique children’s consignment event that takes place each year in the Spring and Fall. Snuggle Bugs offers great opportunities to both consignors and shoppers. Their focus is creating an experience that allows shoppers to find fabulous deals on top quality, brand name merchandise for their family. At Snuggle Bugs & Company, you’ll find great bargains on children’s clothing (Newborn to Youth Size 12), toys, games, baby equipment and accessories, children’s and nursery furniture, sports equipment, new mom essentials, and more! New consignors are welcome to participate in this sales event. Please visit their website to get more information on shopping at the sale or registering as a consignor.

Snuggle Bugs will take place March 13th – 20th in the former Value City Store at 292 Curry Hollow Road.

Hours as follows:
Saturday, March 13th 9am to 8pm
Sunday, March 14th 10am to 6pm
Monday, March 15th 10am to 6pm
Tuesday, March 16th 10am to 6pm
Wednesday, March 17th 10am to 6pm
Thursday, March 18th 10am to 8pm
Friday, March 19th 10am to 8pm*
Saturday, March 20th 9am to 2pm*
*(Many items will be half-price)

View their website for more details.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Playdate 3/10

Playdate time again!
This week's playdate will be on Wednesday, March 10th @ 3 pm.
Held at Redeemer Community Church - 5515 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh.

We will be having storytime with guest storyteller, Ms. Becky. Then we will have a short craft, followed by general playtime with fun toys. Something for all ages!

Please RSVP so we know how many to plan for!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Book-It is Back


Once again, Pizza Hut is offering it’s BOOK IT! program to children in K-6th grade, including homeschoolers. This program is designed to motivate children to read by rewarding their monthly reading accomplishments with a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza each month!