Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Baby Wearing

Time for another fabulous find from Fabumom...

I Love Baby Wearing! 

I can't say enough great things about Sleepy Wrap.  It's comfy and oh so soft!  We have the Organic Sleepy Wrap made with organic cotton knit with a touch of spandex giving it a slight stretch.  Baby is secure but also very comfortable with a ton of support for the head and neck.  It's great for keeping baby close, but still having your hands free.  Especially when you have a toddler who also needs a hand from time-to-time.  They really picked a great name, because my infant falls asleep within seconds of being placed in her Sleepy Wrap.  Not only has it been comfortable for baby, but it's extremely comfy for mommy with the weight of the baby spread out evenly across your back and shoulders.

The Sleepy Wrap also helped us get out and about a little sooner then we would have otherwise, because baby is safely and securely tucked away.  For me, Baby wearing has been so much easier than lugging around a baby carrier.  The Sleepy Wrap is pretty simple and quick to get into.  I only had to read the instructions once.  There are many different positions so your wrap grows with you.  When baby is a little older and wanting to look around, you can face her outwards but still keep her close to your heart!
Two weeks old, so cozy in our Sleepy Wrap!

(from the Sleepy Wrap Site)
  • Cry Less! (43% less overall and 54% less during the evening hours)1
  • Are Healthier! (gain weight faster, have better motor skills, coordination, increased muscle tone, and sense of balance)2
  • Get a better view of the world! (babies pushed in strollers or lugged around in car seats only get to see the adult world at knee-level)
  • Become Independent Faster! (making them more confident and less clingy)3
  • Sleep Better! (they fall asleep quicker and sleep for longer periods of time)
  • Learn More! (not overstimulated, but calm and alert, observing the world around them)
  • And are just plain Happier!4
  • Moms, dads, grandparents, family, and friends can use it. Getting your baby to sleep will become fun. Learn more about the benefits of babywearing and find out why so many swear by Sleepy Wrap and the peace it provides to so many families.
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Please click over the the Sleepy Wrap site for more 
Benefits of Baby Wearing.  

The Sleepy Wrap Classic Runs $39.95
The Sleepy Wrap Organic is $59.95.  Buy Here
Also, Check out the new Boba Carrier, made by the same company.

A big Thank You to Sleepy Wrap for provideing Fabumom with the Sleepy Wrap Organic ($59.95). 


Sunday, August 8, 2010

LA County Fair Promotions

I was in the store the other day and noticed all the back to school supplies are out! That means it's almost the end of summer and the beginning of the LA County Fair. I've gone almost every year for as long as I can remember. This year the Fair will be open Wednesdays - Sundays from September 4th - October 3, 2010. Here you will find a selection of fair promotions. For a complete list visit LA County Fair Promotions

Now who's ready for some funnel cake?

LA County Fair Promotions
(From the LA County Fair Site)

Opening Weekend $1 Specials
Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 4 – Monday, Sept. 6
• Admission –$1, 10 a.m. – 1. p.m., regular admission rates apply after 1
• Beverages – $1 for 22 oz. soft drinks at all food stands, 1 – 4 pm
• Carnival - $1 rides and games in the carnival, 4–7pm

Online pre-sale admission tickets – through Aug. 31
$10 adult and $6 child any-day admission tickets available online beginning July 1 - Aug. 31.

Season Pass - $24.95
Good for admission any day of the Fair for ages 6 and older.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Be a lifesaving hero and go to the Fair for free. The L.A. County Fair and the American Red Cross are partnering for the third year to sponsor two blood drives – Friday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Sept. 14. Give the gift of life by donating blood and receive one admission ticket to the Fair, good for any weekday of the Fair. The blood drives are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Fairplex hotel. Free parking is available at the Sheraton. Donors can make an appointment by visiting givelife.org and entering the sponsor code fairmckinley.

A Weekend for Heroes
Friday – Sunday, Sept. 10 – 12
$1 admission for active and retired military, reserves, police, fire and paramedics along with one guest. ID required. All $1 admission proceeds will be donated to USA Cares.

Food Drive Fridays
Fair guests who bring five cans of food on Fridays to the Fair receive an admission ticket. Offer may not be combined. All canned food will be donated to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

McDonald’s Wednesdays
$20 admission and unlimited ride carnival wristband with coupon available at participating Southern California McDonald’s restaurants beginning Aug. 30.

Ralphs $10 Any-day Admission Ticket
Visit any participating Ralphs grocery store Aug. 23 to Oct. 3 to purchase admission tickets $10 for adults and $6 for ages 6-12. Each Ralphs adult and child any-day admission ticket comes with an exclusive unlimited ride carnival wristband offer (purchase required, restrictions apply). Wristbands are $35 and must be purchased before 9 p.m., good until 11 p.m. weekdays; must be purchased before 4 p.m., available for use until 7 p.m. weekends. Wristbands must be purchased at a designated carnival wristband redemption kiosk. Presented by Ralphs.

Senior Wednesdays
$6 admission for ages 60 and older every Wednesday.

$5 after 5 p.m. Wednesday – Friday
It’s $5 after 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays with a coupon available online at lacountyfair.com. Coupon must be presented to receive discount. Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to get special offers. $5 after 5 is presented by Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa.

Regular Fair admission prices
Adult weekend admission $17
Adult weekday admission $12
Child (6-12) weekend admission $12
Child (6-12) weekday admission $7
Senior (60+) weekend admission $14
Senior (60+) weekday admission $9

For Directions or Event Information Please Visit LAcountyfair.com
The LA County Fair is held at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA
Contact: (909) 623-3111

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Alouette Summer Giveaway

Time for another fun Summer Giveaway Sponsored by Alouette.
Fun in the Sun Gourmet Summer Picnic Basket from Alouette

The distinctive flavors of Alouette® Cheese are the result of their rich culinary heritage. From their humble origins in France, they're proud that connoisseurs and consumers alike have made them America’s #1 Brand of Premium Spreadable Cheese. Be sure to visit www.alouettecheese.com for some fantastic recipes! 

Win It!

  • A Deluxe Picnic Basket for Four (Valued at $100) It includes:
    • Picnic Pack for 4 , blue with black zippers and blue binding.
    • Constructed with 600 denier nylon
    • A large 48-can cooler with eat sealed, leak resistant liner has heavy duty trolley wheels and telescopic handles.
    • A removable storage compartment
    • Includes a place settings for four:  plates, silverware settings, glasses, and napkins.
    • A cheese cutting board with a cheese knife
    • A wine key
    • Two utility compartments and adjustable shoulder straps.
  • Alouette Cheese coupons good for all varieties of cheese including Baby Brie, Spreadable and Crumbles (Valued at $35)
To Enter:

Simply leave a comment at the end of this post. = 1 Entry

For Extra Entries:
1. Visit the www.alouettecheese.com and let us know your fave recipe. = 1 Entry
2. Follow @alouettecheese on Twitter. = 1 Entry
3. Like Fabumom's Facebook Page = 1 Entry
4. Follow @Fabumom on Twitter = 1 Entry
5. Like Alouette Cheese on Facebook. = 1 Entry
6. Subscribe to the Fabumom Blog = 1 Entry

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry don't forget to leave your email or profile info so I can notify you if you win. Good luck!

The winner will receive a Deluxe Picnic Basket (Value $100). This contest is open to US residents only. The winning entry will be chosen by random.org and announced here and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be selected.

Contest runs through 12 Midnight PST on 8/19/10

A big Thank You to Alouette for sponsoring this giveaway.  Fabumom was also provided with a Deluxe Picnic Basket (Value $100).

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Movies in the Park

Summer isn't over yet!  These warm evenings are the perfect time for movies in the park.  There are still some local outdoor screenings that are taking place around the southland.

Movies in the Park
Wed Aug 4 at Dusk - Speed Racer
Victoria Gardens
Rancho Cucamonga

Sat Aug 7 at 8:00pm - Little Big League
Lake Gregory Ball Park on the Lake
Admission: $3

Sat Aug 14 at 6:00pm - Planes, Trains and Automobiles 
Huntington Beach Pier
Admission is Free

Fri Aug 20  at 6:30pm - Beethoven
Trabuco Mesa Park, Rancho Santa Margarita 

Sat Aug 21 at 7:00PM - UP
Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Sat Aug 21 at 8:00pm - "Annie" 
Yucaipa Regional Park 
Price is $10 per vehicle.

Sat Aug 21 at 6:00PM- The Princess Bride
La Cienega Park, Beverly Hills 
Admission is Free

Saturday Sep 25 7:30p - Cloudy witha a Chance of Meatballs
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel 
Admission is Free, Seating is on a grassy hill.

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Monday, August 2, 2010


It's time for a fabulous Summer Giveaway from Joggermom!

Kelly Morse is JoggerMom.  Mom to four (including triplets), Kelly has turned her passion for baby joggers into JoggerMom.  Jogging strollers have made it possible for her to stay connected with her family.  Weather it's taking long walks with her children or participating in local 5k's with her husband (they each push a double jogger).  Jogging strollers are easy to maneuver, lightweight and comfortable for children.  Joggermom wants to pass along her love for baby jogging strollers and help other families discover the joy of spending time together during long walks. At Joggermom you will find info on all sorts of jogging strollers and accessories.  You can set up a test drive or make a purchase.  Joggermom also offers a stroller exchange Strollerexchange.com.  Please visit www.joggermom.com

Joggermom has generously offered some fantastic giveaway items for all of you traveling parents.

Item 1:  Phil & Teds Traveller (199.99)    
This Portable Crib is perfect because it folds up into its own little bag and only weighs 5 lbs.  Terrific for parents on the go!

Item 2:  Wriggle Wrapper ($49.99)   
The perfect solution for sitting, sleeping and feeding on the go.  The Wriggle Wrapper will secure to a chair, adult waist or single bed to create a safe environment in or away from home.

To Enter:
Simply leave a comment here = 1 Entry

For Extra Entries:
1. Leave a comment with your favorite family outing. = 1 Entry
2. Visit the JoggerMom site and let us know your fave item. = 1 Entry
3. Like Fabumom's Facebook Page = 1 Entry
4. Follow @Fabumom on Twitter = 1 Entry
5. Follow JoggerMom  on Twitter = 1 Entry
6. Subscribe to the Fabumom Blog = 1 Entry

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry don't forget to leave your email or profile info so I can notify you if you win. Good luck!

The winner will receive a 'Phil & Teds Traveller' and the 'Phil & Teds Wiggle Wrapper'. This contest is open to US residents only. The winning entry will be chosen by random.org and announced here and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be selected.

Contest runs through 12 Midnight PST on 8/19/10.

 A big thank you to Joggermom for this fabulous giveaway opportunity!

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