Picnik Premium Review

I have been singing the praises of Picnik for almost a year now, but it’s time to turn up the volume on the song…I am now using Picnik Premium! My first introduction to Picnik came when I began using the program to edit photos uploaded on Flickr. The free version of Picnik available through Flickr…

Bedtime with Elmo Review

My children adore Elmo, which is great for me as a parent concerned with what my children view on television and DVD’s. I always feel comfortable allowing them to watch any Sesame Street products, and Bedtime with Elmo doesn’t disappoint. Like most pre-schoolers, Abby Cadabbi and Elmo do not want to stop having fun and…

Fresh Fit Friday from Subway

Last Friday I had the pleasure of picking up some delicious food provided by Subway and meeting up with DC area bloggers to enjoy these final days of summer. Six of us and our gaggle of kids gathered at Wheaton Regional Park in Montgomery County, Maryland, to enjoy some of the healthiest offerings from Subway….

Product Review: Softsoap Ensembles

Every now and again I share with the Resourceful Mommy readers the little resourceful ways I make my home more organized or more beautiful on a budget. You will never see me post about a great new expensive piece of furniture or an exotic drapery treatment. Expensive is just not my style, so when the…

LeapFrog Tag Junior Product Review

There is a new man in my life. I love to hold him and listen to him tell me stories, and I especially love that unlike his big brother, he fits easily into my son’s three year old hands… Meet the Tag Junior. My family’s relationship with LeapFrog began very early with Farmer Tad and…

Protect-a-Bed Review

When we moved my daughter from her crib to her big girl room around the age of 2, we decided that purchasing a new mattress seemed like a ridiculous idea. She had not yet potty-trained, and on top of years of accidents, we assumed there would be the occasional sickness related clean-up issues. At the…

Memorial Day Staycation

Next weekend Memorial Day will kick off the unofficial beginning of summer. Families will drive to the beach, fly to the mountains, and spend time with friends and family around campfires, restaurant tables, and swimming pools…but not as many families as in other years. For some of us, the best much-needed break will be a…

Two Reviews: Powder Art and Story Tim...

Have you ever needed to do something that you knew was important and should be done well and so you keep putting it off, and putting it off? That was the case with these two reviews. My daughter was given the opportunity to try Powder Art by Crescent and Story Time Felt story boards, and…

The Dr. Pepper Debacle aka I Like Bak...

I like to snack. And I like caffeine. I try to occasionally have a banana and a glass of water for my snack – I really do, I swear – but I need crunch in my munch. The way to satisfy this need lately has been for me to grab a handful of SunChips or…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Shop It To Me: Taking Frugal to a Coo...

Some time ago my local DC news ran a story about a great new site called Shop It To Me. Reader, I was remiss. I did not pass on this information to you – perhaps because we wear the same size, and I didn’t want you to steal away my fabulous new shoes?   The…