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Bargains That Aren’t: When a Great Deal Costs You

Bargains That Aren’t: When a Great Deal Costs You

| July 16, 2012 | 4 Comments

As a mom who needs to watch her budget, you don’t want to needlessly waste money. You’re probably interested in ways to save and get a bargain, and you might be a big fan of both coupons and the clearance rack. Sometimes, though, things that seem like a great deal can be anything but; not […]

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Kids and Commercials: Avoiding the Gimmes

Kids and Commercials: Avoiding the Gimmes

| June 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

For a while, my kids were really into infomercials. They’d beg for a rotisserie so that we could “set it and forget it,” and they were totally mesmerized by that contraption that holds the toothpaste tube on the wall. We have a couple of “as seen on TV” items, like a cupcake pan that bakes […]

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Graduation Gifts from TOMS

Graduation Gifts from TOMS

| June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Shopaholic Mommy would like to congratulate all of the 2012 graduates! Whether your child is graduating from elementary school, middle school, high school or college, he or she’s worked hard and is embarking on the next stage of her education or life, whatever that may be. Or maybe you, Mom, are the newest graduate! If […]

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Britax Stroller News Updates for 2012

Britax Stroller News Updates for 2012

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Perhaps most famous for their car seats, Britax is quickly becoming known for beautiful quality baby strollers that are trend setters. In October 2011, Britax announced that it was acquiring BOB Trailers, makers of well-known fitness strollers such as the Revolution and the fixed-wheel Ironman.
Now the stakes are higher with more expensive strollers offered, Britax […]

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New Summer Styles of Shoes and Eyewear

New Summer Styles of Shoes and Eyewear

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Summer is here and TOMS has come out with an exclusive range of footwear and eyewear. They bring with it the excitement and fun of the warm, holiday season. With the sun beating down on us in full glory, TOMS exclusives are just what your feet and eyes require. New Styles from TOMS!
TOMS, a company […]

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End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas

End of the Year Teacher Gift Ideas

| May 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the school year winding down, you might be thinking about ways to show your child’s teacher your appreciation for a year well-taught. Potential gifts for a teacher can be something just-for-her (or him!) or something for the classroom. Here are some ideas for useful gifts that any teacher would love:

Gift Certificates
With the long, hot […]

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Shopping Tip How to find Jeans for Mom That Aren’t “Mom Jeans”

Shopping Tip How to find Jeans for Mom That Aren’t “Mom Jeans”

| May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

After over a decade of mothering, I’ve finally accepted the truth: I’m never going to fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans again. Even if I managed to lose that last 10 lbs of baby fat (nevermind that my baby is almost 9 years old), my hips and thighs have changed since giving birth; Mother Nature has […]

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Best Baby Shower Gifts

Best Baby Shower Gifts

| May 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

While babies are born all year long, it seems to me like there’s an increase in baby shower invitations through the spring and summer. I’m expecting a new nephew in August and two moms in my circle of friends are expecting little girls the same month, so I’ve been keeping my eyes open for useful […]

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How to Make Shopping Less Tortuous for Kids

How to Make Shopping Less Tortuous for Kids

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

I try to avoid shopping with my kids, because I know that they find it boring, unless we’re shopping for toys. Sometimes, though, it’s inevitable. Fortunately for me, my kids are old enough to behave themselves in public, even when they’re bored (well, most of the time). I do remember well, however, the days when […]

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Fun Activity Ideas For A Mother-Daughter Bonding Day

Fun Activity Ideas For A Mother-Daughter Bonding Day

| May 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently, my husband and son went away for a weekend together on a boys’ adventure, leaving me and my daughter at home. We wanted to do something special but didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so we decided to have a girls’ bonding weekend at home. These are fun to do periodically, and […]

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