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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, April 28, 2010

Mother's Day Give-A-Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You saw me mention the company Earth Mama Angel Baby in my last post of favorite things!
Earth Mama Angel Baby products contain only the highest quality, certified-organic or organically grown herbs and oils in their gentle handmade soaps, salves, lotions, bath herbs, aromatherapy sprays, massage oils and herbal teas. Their products are 100% toxin-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and free from all artificial preservatives, fragrances and dyes.

Well, they were kind enough to send me a few of their products to check out! They sent Happy Mama Body Wash as well as Angel Baby Bottom Balm . I wasn't SO impressed with the Body Wash. It didn't lather well and the smell wasn't my favorite. But I was especially excited to try the Bottom Balm! If you use cloth diapers, you know that regular diaper cream does not mix so well. I really loved the Balm! It is more of a salve-type substance so it immediately soaked into his skin and I saw a noticeable difference very quickly! I highly recommend it! It also works great for chapped noses & cheeks when those all-too-often colds hit!

Another product that is getting raves on their site is the Natural Nipple Butter. [excuse the frankness :-] If anyone else has ever had severe pain when they began nursing and was told that Lasinoh cream was the miracle worker [and it didn't turn out that way], I highly suggest trying out this cream! 

I also love the look of these pampering gifts! What mama wouldn't love one of these?!

So now to our Give-A-Way!
Earth Mama Angel Baby is offering one lucky mama a $25 e-gift certificate for you to choose the items of your choice!!
Just in time for Mother's Day, a special gift for YOU!!

TO ENTER:
[open to anyone who is a mama, mama-to-be, or a daddy who promises to choose something special for his wife or baby :-]

LEAVE A COMMENT: (click on "mommies who chimed in" to do so)
 [3 comments = 3 chances to win!!]
Contest will close for entries next Wednesday, May 5th at Noon. The lucky number will be chosen by random.org.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Diaper Reviews

If you're thinking about trying some different types of diapers, whether cloth or disposable, this is a great place to check - http://delicious.com/babycheapskate/diaperreviews. There you will find reviews for all different kinds of diapers: from Target brand to CVS to Huggies to Flip & Econobum! I always find reviews on products so helpful, so I hope you do too!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Playdate - 4/28

Wednesday, April 28
10:30 am
Stroller Walk/Picnic Lunch
We will meet at Riverfront Park (near Southside Works). The link for the map is here. When that pops up, click on "directions" right under where it stays Soutside Riverfront Park. This will allow you to put in your address to take you right to the park. The directions end with "18th St. which becomes Merriman", just stay on that road and it will lead you straight into a parking lot. That's where we'll be!The path is wide, paved, and stroller-friendly!!

We'll follow up our walk with a BYOF picnic!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mommy products

I've come across some really great products recently! Maybe you all know about all of these already, but if not, I thought I'd pass the info on.........

Earth Mama Angel Baby has been getting RAVES for their completely natural & free from any toxins products. They have products for pregnancy, labor, c-section, post-partum, & breastfeeding. I am very interested in trying some of the "bottom balm" for my little guy. It's supposed to be amazing!

Boon Squirt Spoon - This dandy little spoon is quite the little tool to have when you're on the go! Basically you put food in the handle and then squeeze to dispense it. So instead of carrying jars of baby food, bowls, spoons...all you need is the one small item!

Target Up & Up diapers - I know all babies are different in which diapers work and which ones don't. I didn't like any off-brand that I tried, UNTIL I got to Target's Up & Up brand. So, if you haven't tried them, check them out! At only $7 a pack, the price can't be beat!

If you're into cloth diapers (or considering them!), you definitely should check out the new Gro-Baby line or the Flip diaper systems. They are one-size, so you don't have to worry about buying more as they grow. And they are also making more convenient options for taking them on the go as well. (And yes, it's called Kelly's Closet, but I have nothing to do with that site) :)

Safety Tats - These are child safety temporary tattoos, perfect for a day at the zoo or amusement park! You simply write your name, phone number or any other pertintent info on the tattoo and then apply with water to your child's skin. There are lots of options for design and you can specialize them as much you would like. Safety first!

Nalgene Grip-N-Gulp Sippy Cup. They do not leak. Ever. Period. End of Story. Don't we all need one? :)

What products have you used that every mom should know about?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Carnegie Mellon Spring Carnival

CMU's Spring Carnival is April 15th, 16th, & 17th. You can check out the booths on the Midway for free, which are multi-story structures housing elaborate decorations & interactive games. There are rides for the kiddos, live music, comedy, entertainment, and much more!

The Midway is located in the Moorewood Gardens parking lot, near Moorewood and Forbes.


Check out all the info and lots of details here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hey Pirates fans....

Are you headed to a Pirates game this summer? Well, if you are (and you should because where else can you get a stadium dog, nachos, and cotten candy like that?!!), be sure to use your Giant Eagle Advantage Card and get $10 off your ticket for every Sunday home game!

*Baseline Box tickets - $16
*Left/Right Field Box tickets - $14
*Outfield Box tickets - $10.
Check out all the info on the Pirates website here!
Let's Go Bucs!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Our Salon Winner!!!

Congrats to Michelle who was the random number generated at random.org!
As mommy to newborn twins, I am sure you will greatly enjoy a few minutes of pampering at Dean of Shadyside Salon! Thanks to all who entered and I hope you love your haircut, Michelle!