Archives for August 2011

Carseat safety with @Britax

Carseat safety is a big topic. Even before the American Association of Pediatrics released the recommendation that infants should remain rearfacing until at least two years of age (instead of the … [Read more...]

Foto Friday: Quincy’s Beautiful Blues

While her big brother's eyes changed by the end of the first year and have darkened to a deep greenish hazel, Quincy will undoubtedly always have her beautiful blues. … [Read more...]

Foto Friday: Photo Blog Hop

Welcome to Foto Friday hosted by Matter of Cents and Moana Saves. We’re so glad you’re here and we would love for you to join in the fun! Foto Friday is a meme similar to "Wordless Wednesday" where … [Read more...]

The swing incident…

I think every parent knows it is inevitable, the first broken bone. It's just a matter of WHEN it happens. Mine was at 15. My son's was at 3 3/4.While playing on the playground at his school this … [Read more...]

Win a trip for 4 to the opening of Cars Land and a private Jungle Cruise tour skippered by John Lasseter!

From late 1977 through spring 1978, John Lasseter, before becoming chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering, worked … [Read more...]

Cute tops from @Milkstars make breastfeeding & looking fashionable easy!

When I was packing for BlogHer 11 I ran into a bit of a dilemna. My normal "at-home" attire of nursing tanks and yoga pants wasn't going to cut it. And living in Seattle, most of my nursing friendly … [Read more...]

We’ve been nominated for the Best All-Around Mom Blog at {Please vote for us!}

I got the most amazing email in my inbox this morning! The Maven of Social Media has been nominated for the Best All-Around Mom Blog at!Would you please vote for us? Just click on the … [Read more...]

Bistro Boxes from @Starbucks – MMM Delicious {Review}

Before heading to the zoo this morning we stopped by our local Starbucks for lunch. More specifically, their Bistro Boxes. We wanted lunches that were both convenient and nutritious.These … [Read more...]

So how do I improve my Alexa ranking anyway? {Social Media Sundays}

It's something that seems to be a common question in many of the blogging communities I belong to... so like any good blogger, I googled it.As of Saturday, my global Alexa ranking is at 122,346. … [Read more...]

$16 for $40 Worth of Organic Baby Clothes from @PlumDistrict!

There's almost ALWAYS a reason to buy cute baby clothes, and getting $40 worth for just $16? Absolutely!Use the code plummaven and you will save 20%, making it only $16!Which means you can get … [Read more...]

Foto Friday: Quincy is not amused.

I posted this on instagram earlier, but here is Miss Quincy today, while we were waiting for the Special Olympics at her brother Sebby's school to begin today.Ps, head over to Matter of Cents and … [Read more...]

Rice Krispie SUSHI treats with @StretchIsland FruitaBu!

My son's school had a potluck tonight. We're talking a bunch of preschoolers here, so my typical potluck dish (artichoke spinach dip) probably wouldn't have worked.I wanted something really easy … [Read more...]