Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A New online Shop for Working Mother essentials

Here is a new online shop for working mother essentials. This online shop offers everything from breast pumps, baby bjorns, diaper bags, books & gifts for those important people like teachers or nannies who make such huge differences in our lives. More products coming soon...
Here is the link:

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mommy Workshop helping Moms on

We are thrilled that Mommy Workshop will be donating .40 cents from every Mommy's High Heel Shoes book purchased through their online store to On Mommy Workshop's charity-helping moms link, they will feature different entrepreneurial working mothers around the globe who are in need of small business loans. Click the link below to find out how you can make a difference! Find out who you can help!

Mommy's High Heel Shoes will be available for purchase Aug/Sept 2008.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

We LOVE Pinkalicious the musical!!! A Hot PInk Review!

So tonight we took Katie and Cole to see Pinkalicious the musical in Doylestown, PA with some friends. Let me start by saying that Pinkalicious is one of our favorite children's books and if you can't tell by the color of my blog site, I have a bit of pinkititis myself! And since my daughter's nickname is "Cakes" because of her own love of cupcakes, of course we had to go! First, I feel lucky that we were able to go to this show completely free. Thank you to all that sponsored the show. Apparently the show is touring in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, Iowa, and Illinois. So if you are lucky enough to live close enough to any of it's stops..Go Go Go! It really is a show that I would have bought tickets for and would highly recommend to others. The stage was bright and beautiful. If I worked at Pottery Barn, it would be my inspiration for my next line of girls bedding! The songs were fun and catchy for kids, the actors were extremely talented and had a great time getting the kids involved! My two year old son even sat through the show which ran about an hour or so! I give the show a HOT PINK REVIEW!

My girlfriend just sent me an e-mail with the subject "Pink Problem" It read as follows:
"I have to tell you my poor girl was a bit traumatized in the car. Mostly our fault of course! She kept looking in the mirror and then asking her brothers if she was pink. After some investigation and interrogation, we figured out that she thought that the “pink cupcakes” were going to turn her pink. Too bad I’m not as evil as I appear, I could have had her eating green food for days!"

The show will also be in New York City and opens Saturday August 2nd- September 21st. Check out the website for more details on tours and shows:

ps. Thanks to Wegman's (AKA-by my kids "the train store") for giving out free pink cupcakes after the show!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom on Youtube

If you have little ones, you'll love this! Also, an awesome bit of entertainment from your iphone, blackberry or wireless device on the run.

Let me know if you all like this as much as my family does!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Summer weekend beach or foe?

When you think of the beach do you think of a cool ocean breeze, that yummy coconut smell of sunscreen, reading magazines & sand between your toes? I have been having trouble with this lately. Not that I don't love the beach, because I do and always have. If you ask my husband- he wouldn't know that. When I think of the beach lately, I think of STRESS- not stress relief.

I come home after a long work week to pack up the kids (3 1/2 & 2), dog, clothes, diapers, toys, food, loveys, bathing suits...then my clothes and stuff. My husband who is an amazing dad helps load the car, but I do all of the planning and packing. Then there are the thoughts of leaving at the right time to beat any traffic we may hit. Then unpacking our & etc. into my husband's sister's beach house. Thank you sis for always being a wonderful hostess and even handing me a much needed marguerita upon arrival!! Then, I hope my kids will eat anything for dinner or all weekend besides bowls of chips and juice boxes. Then there is the sunscreen process the next morning before we hit the beach & the lugging of everything to the beach and making sure we haven't fogotten any of our necessary beach items. My magazine...always in the bag, but somehow never gets read. Then there is the umbrella set up and the monitoring of kids running on our towels and those towels of beach goers around us. Now there are those moments once we are there that I really do have fun playing with my kids in the sand or just even sitting and watching them be silly or in wonder of everything around them. And there are times that I can smell the coconut sunscreen and pull out my magazine. Usually, once I am all set up with my magazine, I hear "Mommy, I've got to go potty". So up through the hot sand I lug my daughter piggy back with a full bladder to the public restroom, "yuck- don't touch anything!"

After a few hours of sun and tired kids, we head back to the car to ride back to the house to get two sleepy sandy kids out of the car into the shower. Then again...fingers crossed they eat dinner in a strange place with unfamiliar foods and go to sleep soundly in an unfamiliar bed. Then on Sunday to find and pack all of the trail of things we have left to head home where I can un-pack the tired kids, worn out dog, dirty toys, sandy everything, wet bathing suits, damp clothes & did I remember my??? Where is my??? What do I have scheduled tomorrow? Uh oh...

But is all of this work worth it for a few stolen moments of relaxation on the actual beach or with family at the beach house? I think it is and couldn't imagine not giving my kids these weekends with their Aunties, Uncles and cousins, but just not every weekend of the summer. It physically drains me! Then off I have to go to work Monday in a sandy car missing my kids who I feel I didn't even get to snuggle or relax with all weekend. Is it selfish to feel this way? Is is selfish to want just stay home and relax...putter around in my garden with my kids watering behind me with there cute little cans? I just want to make plans with friends and relax at home on most weekends. Don't get me wrong- I love going to the beach and love our family- just like I love Christmas. But sometimes too much beach is like too much Christmas. I think I would much rather take a week's vacation at the beach and spend most of my weekends home. Does anyone else feel this way?


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