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Are you looking for MicroBlogginMom? Don't see any recent blog posts below? Trust me, I still have lots to share, just exploring other outlets to share through.

So, if you miss me that much... come find me "microblogging" on Twitter or Tumblr


Monday, March 23, 2009

MicroBlogginMom's date with The Ultimate Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I’m still kind of new to blogging but have made great contacts & met some very cool people these past few months. As I surfed blogs this week, I stumbled upon the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. What luck... to have the opportunity to connect & meet so many bloggers out there with similar interests. This is definitely a party I didn't want to miss.

About MicroBlogginMom
By day, I am a full time meeting manager, managing two 2-day training events per week for a training institute in Silicon Valley, CA.

By evening/night I am a full time mom & wife, managing a busy household. My responsibilities revolve around an over-worked, multi-tasking, Silicon Valley geek husband; a 4.5 year old princess ballerina; AND a “terrible 2” (but too cute) little man.

I love anything related to my “real time” life experiences. Which currently includes, Motherhood, Girlie Gadgets, Beauty, Fashion, anything Chic & Savvy AND of course sweet Deals & Bargains. Whenever this MicroBlogginMom has
5 Minutes for Mom I can be found reading blogs, writing blogs, or tweet-ing!

Continue to follow this MicroBlogginMom and I will continue to share with you “tidbits” “tweets” “links” “cool finds” “short stories”
giveaways and more of the joys, adventures, as well as challenges of being a busy working mom still wondering if there will ever be more than 24-hours in day.

I invite you take a look around, check-out my current giveaway, leave a comment, subscribe to my blog, and/or follow me on twitter @MicroBlogginMom! And of course keep party hopping, there are so many great blogs out there to explore.


Be sure to leave a link to your blog so that I can visit you too!


Thanks for stopping by!

MicroBlogginMom


Oh yeah... there are also many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, and my top three picks would be:
  • #USC 10 — The Big Combo Pack
  • #8 — A personalized name dot variety pack of Stuck On You.
  • #48 – No-iron no-sew clothing name labels from LabelLighthouse.com
And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference): 21, 22, 26,71, 91, USC 56, 118, or anything else great for toddlers or preschoolers.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Hip... Hip... Hip Hop... Baby!

Another great blog giveaway from MicroBlogginMom.




Last month, I discovered "It’s Hip Hop, Baby!" created by Candi Carter [fellow mother of two]. These DVDs & CDs teach children to experience the joys of learning their ABC's, numbers, body parts, and more through very "hip" music & dance. Celebrities such as Justin Chambers [from the hit ABC show, Grey's Anatomy], Actress Holly Robinson Peete, Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson, & more are raving about "It's Hip Hop, Baby!"

Winner of the iParenting Media Award, three new titles of "It's Hip Hop, Baby!" are being released this Tuesday, March 17th. You can check them out and order on Amazon.com.

My kids LOVE to dance. No exaggeration there. My 4.5YO daughter mostly grooves to Hannah Montana, High School Musical, & more. My 2YO son on the other hand loves to groove to anything with a "hip" beat. So when I got my hands on "It’s Hip Hop, Baby!"... I immediately popped it into my DVD player and watched the entertainment begin.

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It was hilarious to see how quickly & easily my son focused his attention to the TV. He especially loved watching [and following] kids like him dance & grove to "Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes." What shocked me even more, was when it actually captured my daughter's attention as well. How cool is that... a musical DVD that can capture the attention of a toddler as well as a preschooler.

"It's Hip Hop, Baby!" is truly Education and Fun all wrapped up into one!


Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

So, to celebrate the availability of "It’s Hip Hop, Baby!" and to share the love... I am giving away a DVD & CD combo of "It's Hip Hop, Baby!" Here are 5 easy ways to win. Receive one entry for each [any] of the following:

1. Post a comment letting me know "your" favorite childhood song.

2. Post a comment including a link to a video of your little one(s) dancing or singing.

3. Copy/Paste & tweet this on Twitter: “Do your kids want to Hip, Hip, Hip Hop, Baby!? @MicroBlogginMom has a hip giveaway your kids will love. http://tinyurl.com/48krph”. Then come back here and post a comment letting me know that you tweeted. Be sure to provide your Twitter ID.

4. Visit the "It’s Hip Hop, Baby!" website and read the celebrity reviews. Then come back here and post a comment letting me know which celebrity review “speaks” to you most.

5. Blog about this giveaway on your own personal blog. Then come back here and post a comment with a link to your blog post.

For your entry to be valid, be sure to come back here and post a comment, letting me know what you did. You can enter as many times as you want since you get one entry for each comment. Be sure to include your email address so that I can contact you if you win. Giveaway is open, only to residents within the continental U.S.

Giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on Tuesday, March 31, 2009. A winner will be drawn at random from all qualified entries [posted comments]. Winner will be notified after April 1st via email. For winner to receive their prize they must reply within 3 days of being notified & provide a valid mailing address within the continental U.S.

Best of Luck!




***** UPDATE *****

Wednesday 04/01/2009
This giveaway is now closed.

The winner of the
DVD & CD combo of "It's Hip Hop, Baby!"will be contacted via email. Congratulations!!!

Remember, "It's Hip Hop, Baby!" is available for purchase on amazon.com.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Essential & Fun iPhone Apps for MOM!

A great blog giveaway from MicroBlogginMom with sponsorship from DoubleTapApps.

Last month, while wandering the wonderful world of twitter this @MicroBlogginMom discovered @shonak of DoubleTapApps. DoubleTapApps provides a variety of iPhone & iPod Touch applications. Being that this MicroBlogginMom LOVES her iPhone I was very eager to check out what I call the “MOM” essential apps.

I had the opportunity to try out Parent I-C-E (In Case of Emergency). In this cool & handy little app, I can store emergency contacts along with medical conditions, allergies, etc. for me, my spouse, and both of my children. Being the first app on my iPhone home page, this app makes it easy for any person attending to me or my family in an emergency, to easily locate our medical information as well as "speed dial" our emergency contacts. Now, although I hope to never have a major emergency… just having this app on my iPhone gives me peace of mind and that alone is well worth the $2.99.


Do you have an iPhone or iPod Touch? Would you like the Parent I-C-E app for free? Well here’s your chance. DoubleTapApps has given me the opportunity to give-a-way the Parent I-C-E app for FREE to THREE of my lucky readers.

Receive one entry for each of the following:
  1. Visit the DoubleTapApps website and check out the variety of apps. Then come back here and post a comment letting me know what app you like best and/or would want for yourself.
  2. Download and try one of the free apps offered by DoubleTapApps. Then come back here and post a comment with a short review of the app. Each comment/review counts as one entry.
  3. Blog about this giveaway on your own personal blog. Then come back here and post a comment with a link to your blog post.
  4. Tweet this on Twitter: “Want a free iPhone/iPod Touch App? @MicroBlogginMom is giving away one of her favorite apps at http://adjix.com/dnbq”. Then come back here and post a comment letting me know that you did.
  5. Follow me on Twitter @MicroBlogginMom. Then come back here and post a comment letting me know that you did. Be sure to provide your twitter ID.
  6. Follow DoubleTapApps on Twitter @shonak. Then come back here and post a comment letting me know that you did. Be sure to provide your twitter ID.
For your entry to be valid, be sure to come back here and click on "comments" below to post a comment, letting me know what you did. You can enter as many times as you want since you get one entry for each comment. Be sure to include your name & email address so that I can contact you with the iTunes app download code if you win.

Giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on Sunday, March 15. Random.org will be used to generate a winner from all qualified entries. Winner will be notified the week of March 16.


Best of Luck!



***** UPDATE *****
Monday 03/15/2009
This giveaway is now closed.

The winners of the Parent I-C-E iPhone app will be contacted via email. Congratulations!!!

Be sure to check out DoubleTapApps and the wide variety of iPhone apps they have available.



Friday, March 6, 2009

Fabulous Friday Coupons: Babies R Us & Toys R Us

I just received my March coupons for Babies R Us in my email inbox this morning. So, I though I would share it here with you… my online friends.


Click on the logo images above to print & bring the coupons with you to your local Babies R Us or Toys R Us store. Or feel free to shop Babies R Us online from the comforts of home. Coupons are valid from March 6 to March 26 2009.


Happy Shopping!


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