I recently had a wonderful time traveling to Cary, NC to see some fellow moms, mom bloggers, and one of my heroes Maria Bailey, of MomSelect and MomTV! The event was the Smart Mom Solutions Roadshow! We came together with several moms from around the state, as well as those watching live on MomTV for expert presentation and products that will make our lives easier!
We heard from Brenda Berg, founder of Scandinavian Child, about the Consumer Product Safety Commission certification process that their children’s and baby products go through, and showed us SC’s unique European high chair design. The safety design makes it impossible for children to fall through the leg area, or experience many of the hazards of a traditional high chair design. The chair actually transitions into a “bar stool” type chair as the child grows.
In that photo, you can see Molly Gold, wearing green, of GOMOMinc, who shared about how to plan your perfect Mother’s Day! Yes, you read it right. She suggested planning your own special day, letting your family know what YOU would like for the day, instead of waiting for them to try to read your mind! So many times, our Mother’s Days are about the other mothers in out lives- our mom, grandparents, mother-in-law- as it should be. But, as Molly shared, we can take a little ownership in our own day to help our families make it as special as we want it to be.
I also shared some tips for saving money at the Grocery Store! Coupons + Store Sale= Never Pay Full Price! I also have great strategies for saving on Meat. You can check out all my Money Saving Grocery tips here!
Of Course, Maria brought all kinds of cool and innovative new products for us to check out at the Road Show. And we’ve got some coupon codes and offers to share for some of them!
Zippity Doo’s – children’s daily-use hair care products that prevent lice (zippitydoos.com); No one likes to think about lice, but it is almost summer camp season. ( I get itchy just thinking about it) Zippity Doo’s is offering $2 off every product (expires 4/30/10). At zippitydoos.com, enter the promo code “zippity” to receive $2 off every item in your shopping cart.
ionator HOM – chemical-free cleaning with ionized water. I have one of these! It works great on glass!! To purchase an ionatorHOM with special financing exclusive to roadshow attendees, sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LM6CG55
Hot Locks dolls – spunky, funky dolls with lots of fun and fabulous hair. We won these from the door prize drawing, and my girls instantly fell in love with them! We actually used some foam curlers that we had (the ones provided didn’t really stay together) and the hair actually curled just like they said it would! My daughters would then, spray them with water, and the hair went straight to start all over. A few times the dolls’ hair got really tangly (you know how little girls are on doll hair) But we were able to get the tangles out with the water and comb.
# LikeWear – fun, boutique children’s clothes that children love. How adorable are these pieces? That’s a Tootsie Roll rainbow and a peace sign made out of candy! We saw several pieces of these items and they are reall quality pieces. For 25% off your purchase, enter the code RALEIGHDURHAM when you check out at likewear.com (expires 4/16/10).
My Job Chart – an online source for a job chart your kids will love (www.myjobchart.com);
BioGaia probiotics.com straws and tablets – safe, effective probiotics that promote healthy tummies
Fisher-Price Trio – a creative building set for children ages 3-5
Smart Mom Solutions pads – products designed for busy moms
Puma – gift cards for this popular kid’s clothing line (Puma, LRG for Boys, Akademiks,
Catch A Character– Catch the Easter Bunny, Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, and more in a photo with your child!
Milson Road – give the perfect gift of “The Daily Portrait” for special occasions
Be on the lookout for a Smart MomSolutions Road Show mear YOU!