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May 31, 2010

CBS Talk Show

CBS is inviting all moms to be a part of their studio audience for a new and upcoming talk show pilot. Their panel of celebrity mothers will be discussing and debating current issues and topics. It’s a talk show for moms hosted by moms! The taping will take place in Glendale, CA on Friday June 4,2010. For more information, please email them along with your full name and contact number at:

audiencelosangeles@yahoo.com

or (323) 860-8648

May 31, 2010

some green to go green

7th Generation, the company focused on creating greener and healthier cleaning products, is currently running a contest that will give away $5,000 towards a “green home makeover”.

They are looking for a “real life Mother Nature” who has inspired others to protect the planet.

You can enter by following this link to the registration page.


May 28, 2010

Try Me…I’m Yummy!

Has your due-date come and gone?  Well, we have the answer for you!!! One of the local pizzerias has the famous Prego Pizza! In the spring of 1981, a woman desperate to give birth after a trying pregnancy, wandered into Skipolini’s Pizza. Jokingly, the woman demanded that the manager give her a pizza that would make her have the baby soon. Seeing her desperation, the manager concocted a pizza with just about every known topping in the restaurant.  The masterpiece had thirteen different toppings including extra onions and extra garlic. The pizza was loaded with fresh vegetables and six types of meat. The creation weighed over four pounds and could have cured the hunger of a small country. The results were amazing!!! The woman left the restaurant after eating the “Prego” pizza and went into labor that same evening. So began the amazing history of the first ever, the original, “Prego” pizza.   Since then the pizza has become more of a sensation with multiple success stories and even becoming a recommendation from local doctors and OBGYNs.  So, if you need an option for a natural way to put you into labor….visit one of the 4 Skipolini’s locations in the East Bay Area.

May 27, 2010

No Boundaries 5 Art Exhibit

The Pasadena United School District presents the Fifth Annual All District Art Show  “No Boundaries” showcasing student artwork, grades K-12th from every school in the District. Come and see what the next generation of artist has to offer! The Exhibit will end on May 30. Located at: 455 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 (two doors North of Borders). Gallery hours are: Monday through Friday 3:00-6:00pm   Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm

Make it a family fun day by visiting giggle after the exhibit (4 stores South of Borders)!!

May 27, 2010

Never As Expected – Always Perfect

As we approach the Memorial Holiday weekend, we’re all starting to think about summer and vacations and all the wonderful things that go with that. Also, some of us are planning those family moments where everything will come together in one shining moment – or not. In watching the Modern Family finale (“Family Portrait“) last week, it was a perfect example of that specific moment planned down to the last detail that does not come off as expected, but is perfect none the less (and yes, I’ll admit, I may have more than a little Claire in me). So as summer and all its family moments close in, just remember that sometimes the unexpected and unplanned ARE the perfect moments.

May 27, 2010

giggle and BabyGanics sitting in a tree…

Thats right! giggle and BabyGanics have partnered up in creating our very own line of cleaning supplies.  Not only are these completely safe, nontoxic and biodegradable but they are extremely effective as well (not to mention the cute packaging)!  So put away those harsh chemical packed cleaners and stop by today for everything from laundry detergent to hand sanitizer.

      

May 27, 2010

‘green nursery’ goes to the beach: the lowdown on sunscreens

At Q Collection Junior, we’re always thinking about how the products out there for children impact their health and the health of our environment.

Getting out of the nursery & into the sun for a moment, I wanted to draw your attention to a great resource as summer begins:  Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s 4th annual sunscreen report is out.

They reviewed an additional 500 brands, screening for effectiveness, problematic materials, etc.  Ultimately they only recommend 39 products, or 8% of what they’ve reviewed.

On their site (links below), you can search by the “greenest” options or enter what you typically use and see how it ranks.

Quick points:

  • For kids & infants:  sunscreen is best used as a secondary precaution; it is best to use a hat and protective cloths.
  • The top ‘green’ rated products all use some combination of zinc or titanium.
  • Most brands vastly overstate their SPF (and get away with it); high SPF ratings sell a false sense of security.
  • Given some new concerns, EWG recommends avoiding sunscreens with added vitamin A.

To view the full report:  http://www.ewg.org/2010sunscreen

The Hall of Shame (worst offenders):  http://www.ewg.org/2010sunscreen/buyer-beware/

May 27, 2010

Calling all YOGA ROCKS! babies and their moms!

If you are 6 weeks old or just starting crawling – your Long Island giggle store is the place to be on Friday June 4th at 10 a.m. We are hosting a special and free YOGA ROCKS! class for babies in that age group and their moms. In the class you will learn gentle movements that you can do with your mom as well as yoga stretches for your mom to bring balance back to her body. The class will be taught by Jeaninne k. Simolinsky, the founder of Yoga Rocks! and Yoga Rocks kids!
The event is free, so please have your mom contact the giggle store at 516-484-2068 or contact alayne@giggle.com by email to reserve your spot today. Can’t wait to see everyone.

May 26, 2010

Baby Fat Blues

Happened to catch the “Biggest Loser” finale last night (as an athlete, I am interested in the history of these weight loss success stories.) The fact that many women may never lose their “baby fat” can impact their self esteem, their relationship and the rest of their lives. Most people overeat due to emotional hunger not physical-her life has changed forever: baby needs, household needs, job pressure, maintaining a relationship…food provides instant gratification to her very busy life…and the pounds just keep on comin’. She needs to be supported to take care of herself, so that she can take care of those she cares most about…

May 25, 2010

giggle me this, giggle me that…

…giggle me why these are some of giggle’s top picks?

 

 

Its light weight, compact,

folds up in a snap!

Ohhh and get this…!

It even comes with a strap,

to carry on your back!

 

Maclaren Quest

Coming in at 12.1 pounds, this lightweight stroller is a giggle pick for mutli-stages and simply easy to maneuver.  It has four seat positions, leg extenders and designed to be folded down in about 5 seconds.  Great as a traveling option!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maclaren Volo

Coming in at 9 pounds, this beyond easy umbrella stroller is a giggle pick for portability and compact.  Like the Quest, it folds down in about 5 seconds an amazing option for a quick easy parent.  Need a fast stroller for city living….then this is a great choice!