Flag at Military US Air Force Homecoming

This post was originally created for the Healthy Essentials Johnson + Johnson website. Veteran’s Day is just around the corner on November 11 so it’s a timely share here on The Shopping Mama. *** The ten months from October of … READ MORE »


We absolutely love the Sengled Dimmable LED Light. I just have to start with that. They will make a unique, unexpected gift for any music lover or techie and are perfect for a man-cave, nursery, dorm, or any room you … READ MORE »

the best first walking shoes

As parents, we know how exciting and bittersweet watching your baby take his or her first steps can be. You’re happy that they are becoming little independent beings and let’s be honest, at the same time, you’re glad you won’t … READ MORE »

Easy DIY Halloween Trick

So, as the saying goes Halloween is all about “Trick OR Treat” – and this fun craft rolls both into one. Play a trick on your kiddos and then surprise them with a treat. Or, get the kids in on … READ MORE »

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Beauty How To: Clean Make-Up Brushes

October 29, 2014

I recently had one of those enlightening moments when I was reading one of my favorite blogs where I couldn’t wait to try it out on my own…and then share it with you!  You see, I am a huge fan of … READ MORE »

rhino who swallowed a storm

The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton & Susan Schaefer Bernardo This story-within-a-story is meant to help children understand and cope with difficult times, and it does just that. Mica Mouse is at home with Papa, and very … READ MORE »