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Wear Red Day!

February 6th, 2009 by amy

It’s not just the kids that get to have school dress-up days anymore! Today is Wear Red Day, which supports the Go Red For Women movement to help the fight against heart disease.  Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women, so its near and dear to our hearts - literally!

I bought this Charity Buxom lip gloss from Bare Escentuals yesterday - the cherry color is fun and perfect for everyday wear!

Wearing red already and looking for more ways to support the cause?

  • Donate to the American Heart Association and support research
  • Shop the Go Red for Women boutique
  • Read up on the risk factors and help spread the word!

And make sure you know the facts of the disease and take your heart check-up.

March for Babies 2009

January 30th, 2009 by amy

Glow’s mission is to help women have a safe and healthy pregnancy, and to support other organizations and companies that do the same. One of the organizations we admire is the March of Dimes, and all they  do to support moms and babies - those babies born healthy and those who were born too soon, or sick.

Want to support the March of Dimes effort AND continue your own healthy behaviors (remember those New Years Resolutions to get fit?)  Join the March for Babies 2009 by participating in the fundraising walk in your area.  If you were fortunate enough to have a healthy pregnancy and are grateful for a healthy baby, this is a great way to give back and support research and programs to prevent premature birth.

Need motivation to get moving for the walk? Enter our No Butts About It giveaway - there’s still time!

Kiwi Klips

January 29th, 2009 by amy

This week we’re thrilled to be a part of the Baby Shower from the Mrs. contest!  We are giving away a Glow Mama Two Week Taster which the winner will receive along with some fabulous other sponsor prizes.  You can participate by nominating a deserving mom and family to win - but hurry, the entry deadline is Feb 1st!

Get up and Glow

January 27th, 2009 by lucy

Need some more encouragement to get moving during these cold months?  Other than the $300 worth of Glow Mama No Butts About it goodies we are giving away next week?  How about the Baby Boot Camp’s Mother Love Fitness Challenge?  What better way to stay on top of that new exercise promise than meeting a regular group of gals, workout with a nationally certified fitness expert… and have your baby there along for the ride?

 

February is their cardiovascular endurance… or Cardio Love! (which sounds much better)… so jump on board, find out more details… and see you there.  Yes Glow Mama is one of the sponsors!  Nothing like a bit of exercise to build up a thirst!

Free Shipping Day

December 16th, 2008 by Glow Mama

Yes, Glow Mama is also participating in Free Shipping Day this Thursday! 

Just enter the code FREESHIPPING on any order you place in our store this Thursday, Dec 18th and we’ll guarantee it will arrive in time for Christmas and you’ll pay $0 shipping and handling.  (psst, the code is valid for Tues & Wed too)

Where else can you get free shipping this Thursday?  How about BabiesRUS, Destination Maternity, Macys, K Mart, Office Depot, Sears… there’s over 100 merchants so far at Free Shipping Day .. well worth checking out.

Can a 2yr olds b-day party be eco?

December 8th, 2008 by lucy
Liam’s Garbage Truck Pary

While not 100% eco, we were pleased with the overall effect of the little guy’s “garbage truck” party last weekend.  Here are our top eco efforts…

1) Recycline plates, cups and tableware from Preserve - made from 100% recycled plastic & diswasher safe.  We also used old jars for cold drinks and mugs for coffee.

2) Favors were customized seed packets and recycled crayons inside miniature garbage bins.

3) No plastic decorations - material remnant for tablecloth & paper hats for the kiddies.

4) Locally sourced, organic & homegrown/made food.

5) Evite instead of paper invitations.

6) Guests were requested to be creative with wrapping - no gift wrap.

Obviously the green food coloring wasn’t natural… but really, who wants an avocado-cream garbage truck cake?

 

Want to win enough Preserve Tableware to host your own party?  You’re in luck - we’re giving it away!

Alison Sweeney drinks at her baby shower!

November 24th, 2008 by lucy

Alison Sweeney and her guests were treated to some Glow Mama recently at her baby shower hosted by the Hot Moms Club in LA… and the news even made it to the Life & Style magazine!

Want to win the $2000 goody pack she received that included Glow Mama?  You can at Life&Style Weekly… and no, we wouldn’t make you donate yours to charity like she did.

Glow Mama Grows

November 10th, 2008 by Glow Mama

We are pleased to announce that Glow Mama will now be available on the shelves of the Mollie Stones Markets around the Bay Area.  Look out for the bright & shiny bottles in the maternity nutrition, ready to drink, baby and vitamin sections. 

To kick off this momentous partnership, we’re going to be at the Greenbrae Mollie Stones this Saturday (Nov 15th from 11am - 1pm) mixing up some yummy drinks, chatting about Maternity Wellness and spreading the kiwi goodness.

Please come join us and/or help us get the word out. 

Cheers!

Holly Robinson made me laugh and cry

October 28th, 2008 by lucy

How does a woman with an amazing Hollywood career, four kids, and one famous football husband make us learn, understand and care about one of the serious things she is passionate about… autism?  With laughter, charm and grace. 

I was lucky enough to hear Holly speak recently about her adorable little twin boy and their private and then public battle with autism.  She peppered her anecdotes, experiences and ordeals with hilarious mom and wife tip-bits we could all relate to…. how not to embarass your children, how to stay married for 15 years and how to turn all family meetings in your favor. 

She even has a daily radio show with Oprah and several foundations… now if only she liked the bottle of Glow Mama I slipped into her purse!

 

Glow Mama in LA this Friday

October 13th, 2008 by Glow Mama

What working mother doesn’t want more flexibity?  And we’re not talking about the splits or complicated yoga moves here, but the opportunity to blend, harmonize and balance your professional life, your family and your passions?  

If you live in the LA area then this event is the perfect opportunity to hear from some of the big guns in the working mom world… and drink a Glow Mama while you’re there! 

You can find more details and register at http://nextgenerationworkevent.com/

Working Motherhood: You’re in Good Company

October 4th, 2008 by amy

Have you ever looked at your neighbor, colleague, or friend and felt, with envy, that they made juggling

Full House at the Working Motherhood Event in SF

Full House at the Working Motherhood Event in SF

family and work look easy? You know, the one with the fresh manicure who is CEO by day, weekend tri-athlete and bakes from scratch?  Well, I left the Working Motherhood New Formulas for Success Event in San Francisco Thursday evening in good company…namely, with over 500 successful women who have all felt that way at some point, including the highly regarded keynote speaker and panel.

After an anecdotal and poignant keynote by Lisa Belkin, the panel of successful women discussed their attempts to balance work and family successfully. I came away with a few good takeaways to share - ones that every working mother can use each day.

  • It Will Change: Be prepared to adjust your schedule often, usually in 6 month increments.
  • “Don’t confuse activity with results” a great reminder by panelist Valerie Taglio, VP at HP. Be efficient and delegate what you can.
  • Carve out family time and stick to it. For one panelist that meant leaving at 5 pm on the dot each afternoon, for another that was turning off the blackberry through the dinner hour. Do what works for you.
  • “Be Present” - We loved this idea from Tina Sharkey, CEO of BabyCenter.  It’s simple, but not often executed well.  Our interpretation:  try not to multi-task (ok, try to multi-task *less*) and enjoy the moment.  Now please excuse me while I check on dinner and change a diaper with my other hand.

Whatever your personal situation - SAHM, WAHM, Job Share, CEO, Entrepreneur or Mommy Blogger, all of these reminders apply and can be simple changes you can make every day.

And last but not least, a recurring theme throughout the night.

Take a moment to consider all that you accomplished today, and celebrate.

Don’t Vote!

October 3rd, 2008 by Glow Mama

While this video doesn’t have anything directly to do with mommy nutrition, healthy and vitality…  all of our wellness and happiness is indirectly linked to the upcoming elections isn’t it? 

Please be warned:  this video contains a lot of A-list celebrities, some of which use language unfit for kiddies ears. 

Mommy Mocktails

October 1st, 2008 by lucy

We’ve just arrived back from the Grand Reopening of the Tulip Grove (gorgeous baby store in Montclair) where we were serving yummy mocktails to all the expecting and new moms.  Alyssa, the author of the Margarita Mama was on hand to mix up both a Mint Julip Grove (made with Glow Mama) and a Cranberry Crib…. delicious!

We do sell the Margarita Mama book through our Glow Mama store, but if you’re just looking for the two recipes we did today…

Mint Julip Grove

  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 oz lemonade
  • 2 oz Glow Mama
  • 6 oz Ginger Ale

In the bottom of a tall glass muddle the mint leaves with the lemonade and Glow Mama.  Add the ice and fill the glass with ginger ale and stir. Serve with a straw.

Cranberry Crib

  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 4 ounces plain seltzer

Fill a tall glass with ice and add all the ingredients and stir.

Glow “OC” Mama

September 24th, 2008 by Glow Mama

Sounds like a rapper?  No, it’s just Glow being at the Mammalicious event down in Southern California tomorrow, thrown by the fabulous moms behind OCMamma.com.  Sipping on yummy mocktails, shopping for gorgeous gifts, collecting goody bags, enetering raffles and being busy looking fabulous - who wouldn’t want a girls night out like that?

Keeping Baby Safe

September 19th, 2008 by amy

This September marks the 25th anniversary of Baby Safety Month sponsored by the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association. With all the recent news about lead in toys and concerns over Bisphenol-A in baby feeding products, we’ll raise a mom-ocktail and toast keeping our babies safe!

Baby Asleep in Car Seat

Baby Asleep in Car Seat

Three easy and FREE tips for thrifty mamas like us:

  • Tomorrow is National Car Seat Check Saturday - so find a child car seat inspection station near you or check your local mom’s club for child safety inspection fairs in your area.
  • Get customized notification via e-mail of all recalls and product alerts, as they are announced from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Check your baby bottles and sippy cups to make sure they are BPA free, using this handy directory which lists all the brands and manufacturer websites

Clamoring for more safety tips?  Here’s a tip for each day of the month, double ‘em up and start today.

Here’s to keeping our babies safe and healthy!