Thank you ABC7NY Bill Ritter for this story about turning my horrific TSA experience into something positive. For more from me and the TSA check it out here. (This was in the works with the TSA without the man who is NOT my President).
Twitter Party Alert Vegas Style!
We are back from CES where Las Vegas was work and a party. Now we are having another party…A Twitter Party this Thursday night with Amy from Resourceful Mom.
It’s time to start 2013 off with something big, cool and new and with the help of Whirlpool and their innovative home appliances we will be giving away a beautiful chic fridge to one lucky winner in our Twitter Party.
Whirlpool is bringing fun to function, helping families enjoy the time they spend in the family hub – the kitchen! Introducing Whirlpool® CoolVox™, amazing new technology of the future!
Make sure to follow @themoms and join us….
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over but there’s still time for holiday shopping. We partnered with Target and have some tips to make your holiday shopping a little bit easier.
The holiday entertaining season is upon us and it’s time to think of festive new ways to revamp our holiday party menus. I hope you will join us TONIGHT night as we tweet with our friend Amy at Resourcefulmom about holiday entertaining at the…
Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash Twitter Party
When: Tuesday, November 27th from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
How: Follow hosts @ResourcefulMom and @TheMoms and tweet with the tag to be eligible to win.
10 (ten) winners will each receive a premium Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash holiday entertaining gift packs (valued at $110). Each pack includes a cocktail shaker set, two pint glasses, four stainless steel stirrers and a cookbook along with Sierra Mist cocktail and mocktail recipe cards.
The start of the school year can be a stressful time for parents and kids. But it doesn’t have to be!
How can you prepare for a smooth transition for the back-to-school season?
We have teamed up with some fabulous companies to make your back-to-school transition a breeze.
The first step is to get organized. Review school generated checklists then create a budget and stick to it. A recent study conducted by Chase found that 38% of consumers are setting school supply budgets this year versus 26% who said the same in 2011.
Since you’ll be buying so many supplies for school, stick with a card that helps you track spending and save money on interest. The Chase Slate card with Blueprint helps you do just that and lets you pay off back-to-school balances based on a monthly payment or number of months that works best with your schedule and budget making it easy for you to get everything your child needs while sticking to your plan.
When America thinks of school supplies they think of Elmer’s glue so it’s no surprise the brand is the official sponsor of the 1st day of school. This year, Elmer’s introduced this fabulous 1st Day app for your iphone or Android phone making it so easy for parents to capture 1st day of school memories. The photos you take with the app are directly uploaded to www.the1stday.com where you can organize photos by child or grade using colors or tags and you can create slide shows with music and share them with family and friends. The app is totally free and can be downloaded in your app store or off QR codes found on Elmer’s glue bottles. Best of all, for every photo uploaded, up to 200,000, Elmer’s will provide essential school supplies to the Kids In Need Foundation.
We love the Five Star Flex® Hybrid Notebinder not only because it’s your child’s notebook and binder combined into one but because also its super durable. All Five Star products are built strong to last long and the innovative Flex Star Flex, with its patented Tech Lock® rings won’t break so no matter how tough your kid is on it, it will survive. It folds over itself then lays flat so it doesn’t monopolize precious desk space and you can get the Five Star Reinforced Filler Paper so the note paper doesn’t rip and disappear over the school year. It’s available in several different sizes and offers additional features to fit your child’s needs.
Keeping kids healthy lets them get the most from their education. Wipes are always on that back to school checklist so I recommend Scotch-Brite™ Botanical wipes. Unlike most disinfecting wipes, Scotch-Brite’s™ Botanical wipes do not require rinsing before or after use to keep surfaces clean. Best of all, not only do they kill 99.9% of germs but they are made entirely from botanically pure plant extracts.
We also recommend being as involved in your child’s education as possible. Make an effort to know their teachers and their friends. Ask them questions about their day that elicits more than one word answers. According to the American SPCC (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), 6 out of 10 students witness bullying at least once a day. Watch out for warning signs in your child. If they are reluctant to go to school, request you drive them often to avoid the bus or if their grades inexplicably begin to fall, they may be suffering from abuse of a bully. Confront these issues immediately and encourage your child to be open and honest. Remember, you are just as big a part of your child’s education as their school!
Hair is big in my house.
It’s the topic of many conversations with my “hipster” boys.
So I was a star as a mom today when I took my little guy to JC Penney for a free haircut. But what made my son shine was letting him get a “mohawk”. And there was no one better to style my star than JCP Salon Head Stylist, Nick Stenson.
And the best part — it was free and for a good cause! To get kids ready for school, JC Penney is giving kids free haircuts for the month of August and as part of the JCP Cares campaign, $1 was donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Amercia and 4-H for every kids’ haircut given today.
While it feels like summer has just begun, the end of July is nearly here and that means it’s time to think about back to school. To celebrate, JCPenney is offering free haircuts for children at all JCP Salons the entire month of August! To kick the month off, JCPenney will donate $1 to The Boys and Girls Club and 4H for every children’s haircut given on August 1st. We’re hoping to send lots of support in their direction by partying this Thursday with the women from The MOMS. JCPenney has committed to match up to $50,000 to The Boys and Girls Club, so let’s help get people to JCP Salons on August 1st for free children’s haircuts and put money on the hands of these great organizations! I hope to see you at the…
JCP Salons Twitter Party
When: Thursday, July 26th from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
Where: #freehaircuts tag on Twitter
How: Follow hosts @ResourcefulMom and @TheMOMS and tweet with the event tag to participate. Please also follow sponsor @JCPenney
Ten (10) winners will each receive a $25 gift card to JCPenney.
Winners will be chosen at random from those using the event tag and participating in the conversation. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18 or older.
We love everything we do. But there’s nothing better than doing things to help others. We were so honored when Unicef asked us to host Unicef Unwrapped, their event to showcase UNICEF’s lifesaving programs and how UNICEF’s annual collection of holiday cards and gifts can help make a difference in the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Unicef is something we both remember vividly from our childhoods. Unicef is something we have already started sharing with our kids.
And hosting Unicef Unwrapped is one way to help spread their powerful messages.