Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mama Loves Giveaways at Pinks and Blues

Who does love a good giveaway?? I do, and the girls at Pinks and Blues have a great system at their supplement Mama Loves Giveaways.

The Girls team up with equally fabulous companies and giveaway goodies to the mama-readers. The current cool gift is a Phil and Ted's Vibe Stroller from Tots-on-the-Go.

Visit the Girls at and click the Mama Loves Giveaways link.

Friday, January 25, 2008

When you add one more, looking for great prices and products -- found them both at Albee Baby

Ok, so I shouldn't have been surprised by the amount of stuff that you need when you add one more. Receiving blankets, carseats, strollers, carriers, bottles, bibs, onesies, breast pumps, nursing pads just to name a few things, and that's not even counting the gifts and neccesities for big sister. It's alot and could be overwhelming.

When my son made his entrance early, we realized just how not ready we were and the scramble began. Thankfully as a part of the Resource Service, I already had experience locating products on the fly, but for some reason it makes it a little different when you can't make up your own mind.

This is why I love Albee Baby, a great site as an off-shoot of the Manhattan-based Albee Baby Carriage. They carry a great selection of new baby gear products and supplies, by all brands that you already know and love.

We just order a double-stroller, I was in debate about the whole idea, but later decided that a 2 year old is not quite ready to be stroller free. Service was excellent, the stroller arrived on my doorstep about 3 days from the night that I placed the order and I just saw my stroller in one of the major baby warehouse's circular's for about $80 more.

Visit to view their range and see for yourself.

Photos:Albee Baby

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Be sure to visit our sister blog, Capitol Moms Maternity Edition

This week on Capitol Moms Maternity Edition, you will find our picks for great nursing bras, the scoop on Juicy Couture Maternity and other fun posts from Capitol Moms.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pinks and Blues Virtual Baby Shower

I was recently introduced to this great site, Pinks and Blues. It touches on some of my favorite things, celebrity trends, great products for mamas, their little ones and families in general, not to mention they have this great thing called Mama Giveaways.

Their newest highlight is a special Virtual Baby Shower for NBC's The Office's Angela Kinsey where one special mama-to-be will receive the same great goodies that she receives. Pinks and Blues has rounded up some fabulous sponsors like Hanes, Robeez, Strollometer, Mabel's Labels, Tots On-the-Go, Posh Peacock, Skimbaco, Secure2Me, Be So Beautiful Baby, Rag & Bone and Bambina Ballerina.

To enter, click the link and share the story of one fabulous mama before February 14.

For more details,

Monday, January 14, 2008

Preemies Today Fund-dinner

Help Spread the Word and Join Us In Support of Preemies Today at Dream Dinners

(Preemies Today is a non-profit support organization that supports families of children that are in the NICU or born as Preemies. During our stay at INOVA Alexandria, this group provided great resources and information during a trying, growing time. For more information visit,

Dream Dinners is one of the area’s leading meal preparation companies which prides itself on healthy menu options.

When: February 26, 2008
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $25.00*
*Price includes the cost of one meal for a family of four. Proceeds from the event will help support Preemies Today Programs

RSVP by February 23, 2008
Menu Options will be available mid-January.

Attend one of two locations:
Richland Business Center on Route 7
21430 Cedar Drive #107
Sterling, VA 20164
1701 Rockville Pike, Space B-7
Rockville, MD 20852

Friday, January 11, 2008

EVENT: Pajama Yoga at Moore than Yoga

Pajama YogaTM
This pleasurable class is designed to experience a pleasant, peaceful and playful time in your pajamas while doing yoga postures. Pajamas are the perfect attire for yoga because they are plush and pliable allowing for a powerful exploration with your self. This is a fun class for all ages - birth on up. Come lounge in your loose fitting pajamas while enjoying yoga.

SATURDAY, January 26, 2008 5:00 – 5:45 PM

Pre-register by: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Space is limited and preparation is necessary.

Pre-registration Fee: $9 for adults; $6 for children 6 – 17 yrs old; $4 for children 3 – 5 yrs old; & FREE for babies – 2 yrs old *****Add $5 after pre-registration date.

Everyone wear your pajamas. Each person brings a blanket and a towel or a mat. Bring an open mind, a loosey goosey body & wear pajamas!!!

LOCATION: Bethel UCC, 4347 Arlington Boulevard , Arlington , VA 22203
(Northeast corner of Arlington Boulevard & George Mason Drive. NOTE: Park at the Red Cross & walk on sidewalk)


Contact: Jennifer Moore at (703) 671-2435 or

Here we go, 2008. Desire list 101

Sometimes some of my most clear thinking comes at really awkward hours, like after a 3:00am feeding.

I have spent the last couple of days thinking, and getting adjusted to having my little boy at home, yea!!! and reaquainting myself with the schedule of a newborn and a 2 year old. And while it gives me a new appreciation for those moms of multiples and my own mother for that fact, I have had some time to think and try to see what I would like to see for 2008.

I generally create, what I call, my desire list, a clear, detailed list of things, dreams and adventures that I would like to experience, partake, obtain or create in a given year. It is amazing how when I pick the list back up later, how everything tally on the list is meet. So allow yourself to freely dream, remember the moments of bliss and be clear in what you ask for and send out into the Universe. A woman's desire is a powerful thing, be it for a low-fat, iced latte or a flexible, part-time job to bring in extra income. Metaphysician Florence Shovel Shinn notes in her book that there is a fulfillment for every wish, uttered or un-uttered. I have learned that this is a powerful exercise and shapes my upcoming year -- remember the saying, "Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it."

Fellow Mamas, I challenge you to spend a week, take some time, a luxury to be sure, and think, pray and ponder about the upcoming year, yourself and your needs and wishes and when it is clear in your mind what you would like-- be it a massage, silky new jammies, a double stroller with wheels that go in the same direction that you do or weekly mom-date -- put down on paper and place the list in a safe, but visible place.

Many blessings to you and yours,