Friday, October 28, 2011

Casting new moms/1st time pregnant

Calling all NEW MOM'S in Florida area.... they are casting a new show looking for the following:

1. ages 25 - 35
2. Affluent
3. Great personalities
4. First pregnancy...
5. first child 0-3 months
6. someone trying to get pregnant
7. friends group of 4 women all experiencing the same things
8. Diversity

Please email me at for more details.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Diaper Bag Packing 101

When packing your diaper bag, don’t forget to cover the following areas:

* The clean-up station - A changing pad, extra diapers, rash ointment, a scented disposable diaper bag and wipes will leave you prepared to clean up any mess.

* The first-aid kit- A collection of bandages, hand sanitizer, sunscreen and antibiotic ointment can help keep your baby safe.

* The fun zone - Not everything that interests you as an adult will amuse your baby. Stash your little one’s favorite blanket, stuffed animals, a rattle or any other toy to help quiet a fussy infant while you enjoy your own favorite activity.

* The “mini purse.” - Carrying your baby in addition to a diaper bag and a purse can become a cumbersome juggling act. To cut down extra things to carry.... find a small pocket purse and add your cellphone, a checkbook, hair care items, keys, makeup, a pen and a small notepad can all fit conveniently into the pocket of your diaper bag.

* The wardrobe change - a change of clothes kept safe in a sealable plastic bag will complete any major blow out. Don’t forget an extra pair of socks, and grab a hat on a sunny day.

* The snack pack - Because a last-minute errand may keep you and your infant away from the house longer than expected, a full bottle for non-breastfeeding babies and a burp cloth can transform any location into a meal station.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Save money and have fun doing it with this FREE offer for you and your loved ones! We have partnered with to bring you a special offer. For a limited time, you can get one year of FREE membership in the Benefits Club!

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Pregnant This Summer? Beat the Heat!

Hot, humid and heavy with child. Pregnancy can make the summer seem hotter. But following a few simple guidelines can keep you cool.

Carol Sorgen, WebMD Feature, wrote a great article about being pregnant in the summer. Check it out at

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Keeping Baby Safe...

Babies are tiny and precious, and they barely get around unless they’re in your arms. So how can someone so little get hurt?

It is surprising, but infants do suffer from injuries—commonly head injuries and crib- or stroller-related accidents. Here are some tips to keep in mind so your little one stays safe.

  • Don’t use your baby’s car seat somewhere other than the car. Never put the car seat in a shopping cart or set it with the child in it on a counter top, sofa or bed.
  • Check your infant’s crib for sharp edges and protruding screws. If the crib is near a window, ensure that any cords from a blind or shade are away from the child. As your baby grows, be sure the mattress is at the lowest setting to help prevent falls.

  • Use your stroller properly by making sure your baby is strapped and/or buckled in properly at all times.

  • Make sure you don’t set your infant in a bouncy seat on any surface other than the floor.

For equipment such as strollers, car seats and cribs, be sure to read all instructions and warnings, and routinely check for any safety recalls on those items.

Reviewed by Andrea Morgan, R.N., BSN, CPN

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Planning a Baby Shower Time Line

1-2 months before event

  • Confirm date and location
  • Get guest list and address together
  • Plan menu
  • Choose caterer if needed
  • Decide on theme/color and any activites
  • Party favors
  • Mail invitations 4 weeks prior to event

2-3 weeks before event

  • Confirm the menu
  • Confirm guest count
  • Order any special desserts/cakes.
  • Purchase tableware (tableware includes tablecloths, utensils, plates, cups, napkins, etc.)
  • Purchase decorations
    Prizes for games
  • Order flowers, if necessary

1 week before event

  • Determine an accurate guest count. (Make follow-up calls, if necessary)
  • Prepare table assignments
  • Double check your checklist and make sure everything is done
  • Order your gift at Babyshowersbymail

1 day before event

  • Purchase food and drinks if needed.
  • Call vendors to confirm order
  • Have cash on hand for tips
  • Make sure camera and/or video camera is charged
  • Pick up flowers and cake

Day of event

  • Decorate
  • Prepare a gift table
  • Set up tables and/or any seating arrangements
  • Relax and HAVE FUN!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

BabyShowersbyMail wants to help out families in 2011

BabyShowersbyMail wants to help out families in 2011 – if you know of a family that could use a little extra help this year, please send an email to and tell me their story. We will pick 12 families (one each month) that could use an extra gift and we will send them one case of diapers to help out the littlest family member. So if you know of someone who is struggling, trying to make ends meet or has had a financial rough year, tell me their story.

If your family is chosen, we'll contact you via e-mail to get their address for delivery.