Twitter Party Tonight

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

Where: #SierraMistHoliday

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.

Melissa's Shopping List

It is that time of year for holiday shopping! Cyber Monday, Black Friday..the rush to get the best gifts for your loved ones. This is never an easy task.
We have discovered many many cool gifts this year and we have found some “mommy-certified” holiday must haves for you and your loved ones. It was exciting for us to partner again with some fun companies to showcase a few holiday must haves and to be able to discuss all these cool gifts across the country on a Satellite Media Tour.

Fall Fashion with The MOMS

It’s cyber Monday, so to help you get even more fashionable for the fall, we’ve put together some of our favorite looks of the season so far.  Check out, Tt Collection, Bod and Christensen, Jay Godfrey, Ramy Brook, Rent The Runway, BCBG, Twenty Tees, and Stuart Weitzman.

Denise (L) in top Tt Collection, Stuart Weitzman Boots. Melissa (R) in Bod and Christensen leather jacket

Melissa (L) – Bod and Christensen leather jacket and Jay Godrey top, Denise – Bod and Christensen leather jacket

Melissa (L) – BCBG, Denise (R) – Rent The Runway dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes

Denise (L) – Ramy Brook Jumpsuit, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Melissa (R) – Twenty Tees Dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes

Melissa (L) – Twenty Tees Dress, Denise (R) – Jay Godfrey Dress

Tis The Season for Target, Technology and Toys!

What’s better than Target and technology combined? Perhaps Target’s Top 20 Toys and thankfully this season we can actually have it all wrapped up in time for the big day.

We were delighted to host Target’s Top Holiday Toy Playdate at The Target Studio on the Monday before Thanksgiving to showcase their Top 20 toys. We had the opportunity to mingle with moms and media (one of our favorite pastimes) chatting about the Target shopping tools and tips that make busy working moms’ lives just a tad easier this shopping season. It can be hard for some moms’ to find the right gift for their kids, so things like this can help a great deal, they also have the option to check out websites similar to to find something that they may specifically need, or they can pop into their local stores. There is much to choose from to help the shopping experience.

For Denise, it’s all about technology. There’s nothing better than the digital wish list. All year, Denise can hear herself repeating to her kids, “put it on your Christmas list”. But if you’re a busy parent, that list never gets done, or it gets lost, or it winds up as numerous emails clogging your inbox. So now, with Target’s digital wish list, that list will be saved and emailed out to the grandparents so everyone can easily see what the kids want.

For Melissa, shopping with three children is never easy. One option for her might be to head to a site like for some funny gag gifts that will make perfect stocking fillers, but there are many options available now for those with a little more tech knowledge. Melissa just downloaded her Target app and will be scanning QR codes throughout the store. And since her nieces and parents are in St. Louis, she is going to have the gifts shipped directly to them! That will not only save time but it’ll be convenient too. For this non-techie mom, it was truly eye-opening how easy and non-stressful the shopping experience can be with QR codes.

For more on all of Target’s exciting holiday news, go to

So what are our top picks from Targets Top 20 Toys?

Well, for Denise’s boys it’s all about the Hasbro Spider Man Dual Action Web Shooter that actually shoots a special web fluid. Her 4 year old thinks he is a superhero. And ironically her almost 8-year-old asked for a flying helicopter this morning so it was great practice to use the Spin Master and of course his ultimate favorite, The Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster. Denise’s son has also asked for a hoverboard, so she’s been trying to find hoverboards that cost less than $100. I think shes’s managed to find one so her son is going to be super excited on Christmas day!

Melissa’s children are 10, 7 and 3 and the variety of selection is just perfect as there is something for everyone. Her three year old adored the Easy Bake Oven which was a favorite for mom growing up and she also had a ball playing with The Furby’s and feeding them with the free app that will help translate Furbish too. They are super soft and come in many colors, and of course she wants the pink one. Her middle one loved the Monster High Scary Tales doll that is exclusive only at Target and the Leap Frog Leap Pad2 was a hit with both girls.

And our personal favorites? Well Denise is a mom to 2 boys, but had a blast with the Barbie Fashion Doll where you can take pictures with the embedded camera and then watch them appear on Barbie’s shirt. You can then download the photos into your computer too, it is a classic but updated with technology.

And Melissa loves the Easy Bake Ultimate Oven. Her family is big bakers and it is going to be so special to share this toy with her kiddos now and watch her mini chefs enjoy what she loved doing as a child. It is great to see the classics have a comeback.

Tis The Season to Shop and now Target makes it so much easier with the convenience, value and overall toy selection. Now you don’t have to stress or procrastinate or forget what your children and loved ones want this holiday… because you can keep it all organized with the digital wish list and not break the bank by making Target your one stop shop for everything holiday. Happy Holidays!

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MOMS Fashion on The TODAY Show

What are the most affordable and transformable outfits for busy working moms?  CLICK HERE to check  out our segment on The TODAY Show to see.  And for more information on all of the items, take a look below.



Black tank top   — Three Dots 40.00

Blue jean  –Loft  – 59.50

Marbled black sweater vest $39.99 – Marshall’s

Sequined black flats – Old Navy – 24.94

Black bootie  – Piperlime – $59.00

Necklace – Loft 49.50



Tahari purple dress $79.99 – Marhsall’s

Anne Klein grey blazer $79.99 – Marshall’s

Nine West Pump $69 — Piperlime

Sam Edelman sequined platform – 49.99

TJ Maxx necklace – 19.99



Hot pink workout tank $29.95  — Gap

Black workout tight $54.95 — Gap

With sneaker –19.99 Tj Maxx

Tinley Road knit cardigan jacket $79  — Piperlime

Metallic belt $34.50 – Loft

black bootie – Piperlime – 59.00



Lane Bryant

Black long sleeve t shirt $26.95

Fur Vest $69.95

Straight leg jean $59.95

Black flat boot $59.95

Pumps Lane Bryant – 59.95

Necklace – TJ Maxx 29.99



Green with black stripes ¾ sleeve top $65 Pea in the Pod

Dark skinny jean $49.98 – Motherhood at Destination Maternity

Metallic flat $60 – Yosi Samra

Black sequin jacket $79 Jessica Simpson at Destination Maternity

Piperlime – Bootie – 79.00



Black & silver metallic sweater $16.99 – TJ Maxx

(over a black scoop neck s/s t-shirt $9.50  — Old Navy)

Jeans $39.99 – TJ Maxx

Sneaker – Keds – Piperlime – 60.00

Very Volatile black bootie $69 — Piperlime

Sabine Bangle – 18.00


Moms on A Mission for Hurricane Sandy

Moms On A Mission…

Are you a mom in need because of Hurricane Sandy? We want to help – mom to mom. If you have a need, email us and we will try to find another mom to match you up with to help. Are you or your kids in need of clothes? Do you need toys for your kids? Is your stroller gone? If you have bigger issues such as damage to the home, you may want to view page to see how you can be helped during this time without the worry of not knowing what to do next. From big to small we want to ease your worries.

We think there’s no better way to help then to match moms up so everyone can do their little part to help each other — mom to mom, family to family. If you’re a mom that wants to help — let us know! We hope that you had home insurance set up with someone like Home Owners Insurance Cover (see their website here as this will be key in recovering any financial losses you may have incurred, and we can help you figure out how to do this too, but in terms of the more pressing short terms solutions you need we’ve got your covered.

Please understand that we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to find a suitable match, volunteer or donation, but we will try!

We know that we can’t bring your stuff back and the devastation and damage done to your homes are horrible for you to deal with, we can only offer you the best help we can and any guidance along the way. If your home sustained some exterior damage to the guttering, you might be able to be put in touch with a service like Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning Orlando to assist you with restoring the gutter to its previous state and remove any unsightly blockages too. If you have home insurance but aren’t sure how to go about dealing with it, there are people out there who can help you with going about it so you know what help you can have from your policy. If you do not have home insurance, the best thing would be to look up some policies that can help you with the future, comparing them like the ho3 vs ho5 policies can help better prepare you for the future. Just know that you aren’t alone and there are people here to help you along the way.

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