Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween from Stylish Moms

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Zoobie Pets

My daughter is a big fan of animals because she can identify just about every one of them (Giraffe, Elephant, Lion, Monkey, Zebra, Alligator, Frog and the list goes on). She even decided to be a Lion this year for Halloween and made the cutest roar sound you ever heard. So, imagine our delight to try out a Zoobie Pet!

Zoobie Pets is a mix of creativity and innovation. It is a plush animal, a soft pillow and a warm blanket all in one! Each lovable animal comes with an ear tag and neck collar. They also come in vibrant rich colors and details the essentials of each animal.

Our Zoobie Pet was Mashaka the Monkey. Immediately Brianna gave her red monkey a big hug and cuddled with it for hours. She watched closely as I opened it up to a pillow and then to a blanket. She enjoyed every moment with it in her room, downstairs by the tv, during nap time and on road trips.

Her Zoobie Pet was very, very soft and I know your child will enjoy it for many years. It is the perfect companion!

Stylish Factor: If there is a spill on your Zoobie Pet, don’t worry because the inner blanket is detachable and washable.

See below the three ways you can transform Kojo the Croc:

1 - Plush Animal

2 - Soft Pillow

3 - Warm Blanket

Monday, October 29, 2007


Thanks for your patience as we work on the new site and new features for Stylish Moms!

There will be more regular posts this week and we are adding our newest feature called the "Stylish Factor" to each post going forward. It will be one cool fact that I identify at the end of each post.

Tell me what you think!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Dawn Camisole by Wear Ease®

According to research, more than 2 million American women have been treated for breast cancer. After treatment, have you ever thought about what you should wear after surgery?

Wear Ease® designs and manufactures post-mastectomy lingerie for women to wear after breast or chest surgery.

The Dawn Camisole is a feminine cotton camisole worn home from the hospital after a lumpectomy or mastectomy. The Dawn camisole undergarment offers unique elastic support for the healthy breast and two drainage pouches (front and back). Made of high grade cotton, breathable for all types of climates, with spandex, makes it easy to step into and easy to pull down for dressing changes and doctor exams.

The Dawn Camisole is lightweight, comfortable, soft and pretty and can be worn layered under clothes. Its feminine features include satin lingerie elastic at the neckline and armholes and a bit of lace in the v-front. Two triangular shaped fiber-fill leisure forms provide a natural shape without the weight of a silicone prosthesis or the restraint of a bra.

*Sizes range from extra small to 2X

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Think Pink!

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and several companies have teamed up with national cancer organizations to raise money for the cause. By purchasing products below - it allows portions of the sale to be donated charity.

1 - The Exclusive Pink Dyson Vaccuum at Target

2 - Oka b. Spa Thong in Ballerina Pink

3 - Conair's Pink Ceramic Straightener

4 - Hershey's Pink Candies at your area grocery stores.

5 - Lean Cuisine Lunch Totes

6 - Philosophy Shower for the Cure

7 - Campbell Soups at your local grocery stores.

8 - Pink Silicone Bracelets at your local stores.

9 - Casio EX-Z75 at your local electronic store

10 - In Touch Breast Self-Exam Glove

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bugabike: Learning to Go on Two Wheels

Bugabike, the latest trend in bicycles, has just arrived in the USA and Canada. I was reading this week - studies show that 100% of children who have used a Bugabike, can ride a bike immediately without stabilizers and enjoy the experience.

As we know, learning to ride a bicycle is one of life’s milestones, the first step to gaining true independence. For parents, there is no prouder moment than the sight of their own child pedaling away in the distance having mastered its art :)

Learner bikes, such as Bugabike, are the perfect introduction to the world of cycling for youngsters and help to develop this early learning skill. They have been produced for children who are too young to ride a traditional bike. The simple, pedal-less design of learner bikes means children have to power them by pushing their feet against the ground, and use their feet to restore balance. By separating the steering and balance function from the pedaling, children can learn to balance without any other distractions.

Children are natural learners and constantly absorb new experiences. They love to make independent progress and by having a Bugabike, cycling is something they can learn how to master on their own. They will discover how it works, how to keep in equilibrium and how to make it move faster. Within a short time they will have more confidence about staying upright and will soon be coasting with their feet away from the ground.

Let your child discover Bugabike by clicking here.

Healthy Eating for the Family!

I have noticed lately that my 2 year old loves to ask for bananas or grapes as a snack, but she also has a habit of asking for cookies or chips (especially in the grocery store when we are going down the snack aisle). Here are some great suggestions for healthier foods for your child. It includes some classic favorites and fun alternatives:

• Create fresh fruit kabobs on skewers.
• Roll a banana in orange juice and coconut. Freeze and enjoy.
• Wrap sliced turkey or ham around pineapple chunks. Spear with toothpicks.
• Layer fruit on a flat serving dish in colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple.
• Use veggies on a plate to make a face: cucumber eyes, carrot stick eyebrows, cherry tomato nose…anything you can come up with. A slice of cheese can act as the backdrop for the veggies.
• Treat your kids to frozen 100% fruit juice bars or sugar-free fudge pops.
• Make mini ice cream cones with frozen yogurt.

Make sure you are choosing proper portions for your family too! Below is what your healthy servings should resemble:

A 4 ox of beef/pork = size of deck of cards.
1 cup of pasta/cereal = size of baseball
1 medium baked potato = size of computer mouse
2-3 oz of luncheon meat or cheese slice (for sandwiches) = size of compact disc
2 tablespoons of peanut butter = size of table tennis ball

Interested in additional help for your family’s nutrition? Here are some great reads that will send you on your way. All of these books are available on

- The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals by Missy Chase Lapine. This book helps you get your kids to eat their veggies, include 75 recipes and much more.

- Weight Watchers Family Power by Karen Miller-Kovach. This book gives parents 5 simple rules in creating a healthy-weight home and practical, hands-on advice.

- Conquering Childhood Obesity for Dummies by Meghan Beecher, Michelle Hagen and Kimberly A. Tessmer. This book is packed with helpful advice and effective strategies for getting on the right track to a healthy future.

- The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood: Dr. Sear’s 10 Ways to Get Your Family on the Right Nutritional Track. This book gives parents advice on how to shape young tastes to crave healthy foods in the right portions.

Courtesy of AP


1 - Pop-Tarts Splitz Crazy Good Kid Creative Writing Contest: Get creative and write an essay about the latest addition to the Pop-Tarts family for a chance to win a Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook laptop, Logitech Digital Writing Prize Pak, Apple iPod (80GB), RCA Small Wonder digital camcorder or gift cards. The contest is for kids ages 8 to 12 and the only requirement for stories is that they include at least one mention of the new Pop-Tarts Splitz. Essays will be accepted online at Poptarts. Deadline is October 22 at midnight.

2 – Prudential Financial 2008 Spirit of Community Award: Students in grades 5-12 are eligible for the award and have the chance to win $5,000 at the national level, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C. Students can submit their applications and description of volunteer projects online at Prudential or by calling 877-525-8491. Deadline is October 31.

Good Luck!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Boo at the Zoo

For those readers and families in Atlanta, make sure you experience Zoo Atlanta's signature event called Boo at the Zoo. The Halloween event is held each Friday & Saturday in October and the gates open at 5pm. I had the opportunity to go this weekend and your family will definitely enjoy the enchanted experience.

You can purchase your tickets and get more information by clicking here.

***For readers outside Atlanta, find out if your local zoo or aquarium will be hosting any Halloween events for families. If not, there are always pumpkin patches and other family-oriented Halloween events. Have Fun!


We are currently working with the design and content of the new Stylish Moms site which is why we haven’t posted in a week or two. I didn’t realize that the content portion would take so much of my time :) We have tons of stuff on the way so please be patient and stay tuned!

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and Halloween time. We will post over the next few weeks around those themes and much more.