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Save money on cool stuff with bTrendie

January 17, 2010

Hey you. Have you heard about bTrendie? Shhh, not so loud. bTrendie was launched by a group of parents who love great sales but hate generic, mass-produced clothes that all look the same. Don’t know what I mean? I was at a birthday party last weekend in which my sons had the same shirts as […]

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What’s good

March 17, 2009

We marketers often talk about “trusted brands.” Everyone wants to be a trusted brand so that consumers will buy from them for the rest of their lives, adopting whatever new product the brand launches. Each consumer is unique and we formulate our own reactions, some emotional and some logical, to the product choices we face […]

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Trying to give as good as we get

December 22, 2008

Whitney has a heart of gold — she’s my BFF so I can say this in bold. When we started getting freebies from PR companies, it was her idea to start a spin-off site BloggersGiveBack to encourage everyone to help others less fortunate. With so many products being sent to bloggers for “review”, I want […]

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Happy holidays (cards early this year)

November 20, 2008

Every year, I send out cards that say “Happy Holidays” and it’s not just because I tend to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. I like the big winter holidays (I haven’t really met Kwanzaa yet but I suspect we’d get along great) but the problem is that I don’t usually get around to mailing my […]

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A few coupon codes

November 7, 2008

I’m not usually into posting about deals and discounts, but a few good ones have come my way recently: Smith & Hawken – Use WEBP263 to save 25% through Sunday, November 9 Sephora – Use FF2008 to save 20% through Saturday, November 8 Gymboree – shop through this link to save 30% on everything through […]

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Conversation tips for preschoolers

July 17, 2008

The other day I took the Savvy Source preschool quiz and came away with some great tips. I haven’t even navigated my way to the end where I get all the recommendations of activities to try with my kid. Simply answering the questions showed me how many skills my preschooler is developing and how many […]

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Grow your blog with blog coach (and me)

June 25, 2008

Angie, from BabyCheapskate and Freepeats is now Angie of BlogCoach. And when she does something, she really does it! Just looking at the home page of (let alone all the invariable clicking and reading), I feel like I really learned some good stuff. I tell you this because its a great new resource for […]

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More fun local activities for preschoolers

June 5, 2008

If you have preschoolers or pre-preschoolers, you probably already know about SavvySource as the best place to do some research and find preschool reviews. Well, now it’s also one of the best places to find out what to do with your 2-6 year old when they’re not in school. SavvySource just launched the Being Savvy […]

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“No more poop in the house!”

May 20, 2008

That’s what I think it every time I change a poopy diaper. My friend Laurie told me that while I was changing a diaper at her house and it’s revolutionized my thinking (if not my actual habits). I think we’ve tried nearly every kind of disposable diaper disposal system and I hate them all. My […]

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26 links we appreciate

May 15, 2008

So we had a “blog blast” last week. How fun is that? We wrangled some prize bags and asked a bunch of parent bloggers to blog about their rookie year as a mom. Here are the results: Secret Mom Thoughts: Adventures Rockin’ Mama: A Rookie at Heart Battling Yoda and Diaper Flaps at the […]

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Do you live in a PLAYborhood?

May 1, 2008

My friend Sara was just telling a few of us about, started by a Bay Area dad she met while attending a cool workshop down south. He has a strong belief that kids need unstructured, spontaneous, and (for older kids) unsupervised play–and safe places for doing so. The website is a collection of stories […]

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What are “Curiosity Killed the Cat” and a yellow shirt?

April 19, 2008

They are the best and worst presents my husband ever got me. For my birthday, while we were still new at the dating thing, Alec remembered an off-handed comment I made about a cool art piece in a cafe and chased down the artist on his own time to surprise me with it. I was […]

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