Archives for December 2008

I know most of us are shopped out, but don't forget to visit our Holiday Shopping Guide before it comes down in just a few more days. Get up to 20% off at tons of great storefronts. And many of these shops are having great post-holiday sales too! … [Read more...]

I love to snack, and since I've been following Weight Watchers for the past several months, my choices have been smarter and usually packed with protein to fill me up. I've been choosing to snack on crunchy nuts from Snacktrition, healthy whole grain cookies and bars from Kashi, and yummy low fat granolas from Bear Naked. I also love that I can … [Read more...]

We spent six hours in the car yesterday. I was dreading the drive - for weeks, the trip's been looming over my head with dreaded anticipation, especially since my two year old has an aversion to sitting in the car seat for more than five minutes. So I got prepared. I stocked the car with a number of new toys from Santa to entertain from the road, … [Read more...]

Did you wake up in your own bed this morning? If not, you're like many of us who end up traveling for the holidays and spending the night on spare beds, couches or floors. Doing this with kids in tow can be even more challenging. Though my youngest is still in a crib and can overnight easily in a pack-n-play, my 2.5 yr old is in a twin bed at … [Read more...]

Santa's already hard at work delivering presents in other parts of the world -- track his progress with your kids today on Norad Tracks Santa in 2008. Check out the fun Christmas games too! … [Read more...]

I'm a slacker when it comes to group fitness. For years I have been watching the Stroller Strides group working out on my corner. I've watched it mushroom (as I drove by en route to my morning Starbucks coffee fix) from a small handful of moms to a veritable posse of close to fifty women, almost all of them pushing identical red Stroller Strides … [Read more...]

Who wants to deal with the crowds at this point? I'm so over the lack of parking at the mall, the traffic outside of my house and the general hubbub out and about in the real world. So when I needed one more thing this morning, I was happy to see that I could still get two-day shipping on Amazon if I ordered by 3 pm PST today to guarantee arrival … [Read more...]

Looking for a last minute gift that is sure to be a hit? You can't miss with a Leapster2 Learning system from Leapfrog. There's still time to get it there by Christmas if you order from Amazon, in the next 48 hrs. Over the last few months Leapster has become a part of our lives. My four year old son, an emerging reader, got a Leapster 2 unit and a … [Read more...]

About a year and a half ago, I reviewed the Mia Moda Cielo, an award winning, space saving stroller. I described it as "a traveler's dream." And it still is. But in 2008, Mia Moda took the unique Cielo and evolved it into the Cielo Evolution. The Evolution, at its bare-bones, is still the Cielo. It still has the fabulous 3 step fold that becomes no … [Read more...]

Well, why haven't you? Hurry up - two days left! … [Read more...]