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The “Mother” of all Mamarazzis- The Moms

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Last week The Moms Network celebrated Mother’s Day with a taping of their Serius XM show and a boat load of awesome mamas as panel including JoDee Messina and Melissa Joan Hart.

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The other members of the panel included Alysia Reiner (Actress), Regina Calcatterra (Author Etched in Sand), Cozy Friedman (Founder So Cozy Salon), Liliana Gil Valetta (Founder of XL Alliance), Amy Newmark (Author and Founder of Chicken Soup Series), Shelley Ross (President of The Cure Alliance), Lisa Sharkey (Senior Vice President Harper Collins) and Maureen Sullivan (President of AOL.com). As you can see the talent was amazing.

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It was very amazing to listen to a different and inspiring to listen to various women about how they achieved individual success be it in their careers as well in their own homes. For example Amber Sabathia, who is the creator and designer of CCandy, that it doesn’t matter where you came from it matters where you end up. This to me meant that you have to forget about the past and just fight to achieve the future that you want.

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Melissa Joan Hart was an absolute sweetheart, she spoke about how after acting, now is much different to run her own business. Her clothing line for boys King of Harts, is super trendy and cool, but it also feels super soft and luxurious. It was about time that there was a clothing line like this for boys!

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JoDee Messina delited us with her new song and it was a tear jerker. Seriously so much emotion, it was just the perfect song for that type of celebration.

I want to thank The Moms for inviting me to be part of such a beautiful inspirational morning.

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StarKist has new flavors coming! Are you ready?

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I was invited by StarKist to get a sneak peek of their new fall flavors. Here’s my take on them!

 

If you like tuna and even if you don’t, you HAVE to try the new flavors from StarKist tuna. Not only are they good for you but they are also super tasty! Last Monday at the StarKist “SneakPeek” event I got to try the new flavors of StarKist creations are coming out in the fall. The first flavor is Hot Buffalo!

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The StarKist Hot Buffalo Creation only has 70 calories in a serving. But guess what it also has 15g of lean protein.

StarKist Kid’s Creations are available in flavors that kids love including Bacon Ranch (this was my absolute FAVORITE flavor!) and Honey BBQ. Who doesn’t love Honey BBQ? Isn’t this a great way to give kids healthier choices for lunch and even snack? You can put tuna in sandwiches, salads, wraps, crackers, the tuna is so tasty you can even eat it by itself. It’s easy to eat because each pouch is a serving and it doesn’t need any seasoning or cooking! It’s just pretty perfect. Besides the fact that they have 14g of protein, they also have 100 calories or less, what’s even better for kids is that it has 95-110mg of DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids and as you know this is a key ingredient for brain development.

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Not only do they have new favors of tuna they also have Salmon Creations. Yes, you read it right, Salmon ready to eat! 100% wild caught premium skinless and boneless salmon. The Lemon Dill is perfect for salads and the Mango Chipotle is great on a wrap or on some nachos. If you are watching your calories these are awesome for you because they are 90 calories or less with 14g of protein.

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For more information on the products and release dates check out their site here.

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As you can see there is a lot of excitement around these flavors! To celebrate the sneak peak we got to try different recipes with the new flavors as well as mean Lisa Lillien (The Hungry Girl) who has a new book with StarKist recipes. It was such a fun night. I left with tons of meal ideas as well as a full tummy!

 

Thank you to StarKist for a great time.

 

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Trollbeads Mother & Daughter Event!

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Join Trollbeads (http://www.trollbeads.com/united-states/en-us) for a Mother & Daughter Event hosted by Vera Sweeney from Lady & the Blog (http://www.ladyandtheblog.com/) and TLC’s “What She Said.” Guests will receive a custom flower crown designed by Rachel Cho with every purchase (while supplies last).

“What She Said” (http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/what-she-said/) is set to air on May 10th and features some of the country’s foremost female comics commiserating, venting, and speaking the truth about being mothers during these crazy modern times.

When: Saturday, May 2nd 1-4PM
226 Columbus Ave, NYC
646.692.3113

RSVP to veryvera@gmail.com to guarantee VIP gift

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SwifferDad Campaign

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Have you seen the new Swiffer commercial with the dads? Well I was lucky to attend the first screening of this commercial and was super excited. Not only because I love Swiffer products, honestly who doesn’t? But because the campaign centers around dads and how they help out with the upkeep of the house. The commercial was directed by Anthony Anderson and 4 awesome blogger dads were the star of the commercial.

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The video captures dads (Beau from Lunch Box Dad, Doyin from Daddy Doin’ Work, Patrick from Getting Rad with Dad and Mike from Playground Dad) doing the cleaning in their house, and just being equally involved as moms are.

The reason this new ad is awesome, besides the fact that well it’s Swiffer- is that it’s really changing how we as consumers view the role of dads. After all dads also like a clean home. Swiffer is perfect for them because it makes cleaning easier and even more fun.

It was such a real pleasure to watch this video first hand, as well as hear these awesome dads talk about their kids and family and how they love Swiffer products, especially the WetJet.

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Selfie taken by Anthony Anderson himself!

 

 

Disclosure: I attended this event on behalf of  Nancy from The Mama Maven Blog.

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MomTrends Travel Event-Recap!

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Last week MomTrends held their annual travel event. The event is a fun night focused around traveling and how to make it easy and more fun. The night included several vendors including Miraclesuit, OiOi, ZZZQuil, Baby Bjorn, GlamSquad, barkThins, Yamis and Dawni & Guardian.

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We also enjoyed delicious chicken burgers and spring rolls along with some wine from Xo, G. Of course, it was a MomTrends event so there was a fashion show. The fashion show included the new bathing suits from Magicsuit, which is a new line of swimsuits by Miraclesuit. I want every swimsuit! Every single one! I also want every bag from OiOi. OiOi has awesome diaper bags that DON’T look like your average diaper bag. They look like super trendy handbags.

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Some mamas got makeovers from Glam Squad. I learned a lot from the new items from Baby Bjorn like the new carrier and the easy pack and play which makes traveling with baby MUCH easier.

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This was definitely my first time at the travel event and I was so inspired. I am ready to tackle our next trip, maybe we’ll pick one of the destinations New York family recommended, like the National Parks.

I need some of this so I can sleep!!

I need some of this so I can sleep!!

Do you have any travel plans for this summer?

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Cayola & Charm It! Design Contest

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Crayola and Charm It! Have teamed up once again for the design a charm contest. Kids are encouraged to design something and submit it. If their design gets chosen it be made into a charm that anyone can buy. To celebrate the occasion and get more submissions we were invited to spend an afternoon at Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC.

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The kids were able to design and submit their drawings, while enjoying some yummy treats and fun including the photo booth. My kids really enjoyed the afternoon as they really REALLY love Crayola and cupcakes!

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If you have a child who would like to enter, visit the link here. Hurry the contest ends May 6th!

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