Mother’s Day Gift Guide: April ...

With my first baby, I carried around a giant Winnie-the-Pooh bag, or sometimes that free black diaper bag we all get at the hospital. I hadn’t chosen either, and I didn’t much care. When kiddo number two came along I decided after Pooh had clearly gone on his last trip and the second black bag…

Time to Play….Outdoors! Win a P...

This contest has ended and winners have been notified (photo credit: John Trainor) With warm weather finally arriving across the country, families everywhere are setting their sites on the outdoors…and outdoor play! Long gone are the days when playing outdoors meant simply bikes and sidewalk chalk. But for some kids, this image is their idea…

Meet Milkshake and Me!

This Saturday, May 2nd, the fabulous children’s band Milkshake will be performing at Baltimore’s historic Lyric Opera House. You may know Milkshake from their performances and videos on PBS Kids, Noggin, and Discovery Kids. We first heard their music while watching Jack’s Big Music Show on Noggin. The show will begin at 11:00 a.m. with…

Party with TodaysMama and The Healthy...

(photo credit: “Cake” by Gaetan Lee) This Wednesday from 9 to 11 p.m. eastern time/ 6 to 8 p.m. pacific, TodaysMama is holding their first Connect Live Chat, and I’m going to be the guest hostess! Join us as we talk about food and hand out wonderful prizes. One of the highlights of the night…

Review: Yanni Voices Live

Last night I had the honor of attending the Yanni Voices concert in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to February, the extent of my Yanni knowledge came from comedy sketches. Then I attended Blissdom and learned about Yanni’s latest project, Voices. I have never doubted that Yanni is a brilliant musician, but his music was not what…

Resourcefully Active! Play, Save, WIN

Congratulations to our winner, Heather: My favorite outdoor activity is walking with the kids. The boys carry their light sabers or swords and take out enemy mailboxes, fire hydrants, and light posts along the way. It’s great for their imagination! Many of you are participating in National TV Turn-Off Week this week, but did you…

Disney’s Earth: Give Your Child...

A couple of weeks ago I took my five year old daughter to see a movie in a theater for the first time. I was invited to see a sneak preview of Disneynature’s new movie, earth, and was granted permission to bring my daughter along. So there we stood on a weekday night, in line…

Spring Cleaning Tips

All winter long I avoid cleaning. My clutter builds up and I focus on disinfecting the kitchen and the bathrooms rather than maintaining the entire house.   But then something magical happens. Spring arrives, I pull back the curtains, open the windows…and grab my dust cloth! There is nothing to me like the smell of…

Print and Prosper: Win the Kodak ESP ...

This contest has ended. Congratulations to Kim! Last October I launched my own at-home business. I knew my start-up costs would be low. After all, my business is primarily conducted online and my office is in my home’s guest room. But one cost that adds up and can overwhelm any family or small business is…

Easter Gift Guide

Welcome to the first annual Resourceful Mommy Easter Gift Guide! Somewhere along the way every holiday became about eating massive amounts of chocolate and candy, and this resourceful mommy is trying to take a stand and bring a little moderation to my children’s candy intake! Step one was confiscating all but 5 pieces of candy…

#TodaysMama Goody Bag Contest!

What’s a party without a Goody Bag? It’s time to unveil the great new feature at Todays Mama and enter to win fabulous prizes in the #TodaysMama SiteWarming Goody Bag Contest! Don’t forget to RSVP here to win Door Prizes at tonight’s party! This contest is open to all U.S. residents. The contest runs from…

Something I Like: Pledge Multi Surface

I don’t like to clean. I know, I know…no one likes to clean. But here’s the thing. Not only do I not like to clean, but I actually avoid it like the plague. In fact, I’ve been known to invite people over just because it will force me to clean my house. So when I…

Only in a Woman’s World

Have you heard about Only in a Woman’s World? You may have caught a webisode on the evening entertainment news or even heard about this fun new project through some of your favorite mom bloggers who were flown in for the debut!   Frito-Lay has decided that 2009 is the year of the woman…haven’t we…

Join the 1 Million Reading Hours Camp...

March is the NEA’s National Reading Month, and LeapFrog has launched the 1 Million Reading Hours to encourage all families to take the time out of their busy schedules to read together! I have taken the pledge to set aside 10 minutes a day to read with my children. In fact, I’m setting aside 10…

Moms – Chat with the Producers ...

You know how much I love a Twitter party, so I couldn’t wait to share this great opportunity with you! To celebrate next month’s release of their book Today’s Moms: Essentials for Surviving Baby’s First Year, authors and Today Show producers Mary Ann Zoellner and Alicia Ybarbo will be hosting a live “Ask the Author”…

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

This Friday, March 20th is the kick-off to the biggest mom blogging event of the year! Join us this Friday at 9 p.m. EST on Twitter as I help the ladies from 5 Minutes for Mom kick off this much anticipated yearly event by co-hosting their big party! We’ll be tweeting about blogging, giving away…

Green Cleaning with Laundry Alternative

As you all know by now, we’re giving away this cute little guy to the left – The Laundry Alternative, Inc. mini-countertop spin dryer as well as his big brother, Wonderwash, at a great party tomorrow night on Twitter. But did you know that we’re going to be tweeting with some wonderful Green Cleaning Experts?…

A Week in Reviews – Day Four: E...

I have always been a fan of Sesame Street and spent many hours watching the original cast as a child. Now I’ve enjoyed sharing my love for Big Bird and friends with my kids. That is why I was so happy to share this new video, Elmo and Friends: Tales of Adventure, with my children!…

A Week in Reviews – Day One: Co...

What ever happened to nice, durable, sensible clothing for children? Why can’t I find a t-shirt that will not only look nice on my two year old, but also survive more than a handful of washes? Is it possible to dress a little boy without there being a reference to sports, trucks, animals? Cottonseed Clothing…

LeapFrog Is Expecting a New Arrival!

My children love their LeapFrog products. From Farmer Tad fridge magnets in the kitchen to the LeapFrog Tag Reader and its accompanying books, well, everywhere in the house, we are a family who enjoys the idea that a family who plays together, learns together. I didn’t start out this way. Once upon a time I…

#MOMeo SiteWarming Instructions/Rules

Some people like structure. Some just want to know what on earth is happening at these SiteWarming Parties! Whichever category you fit into, here you go, my friends. I’m breaking it down for you. What: Tonight’s party is a SiteWarming for the Beta launch of http://www.momeocommunity.com/, an online community and resource for mompreneurs. The topic…