thehappymom Blog Posts

  • Vacation Budget Planning
    on Jul 20, 2009 in vacations travel finance
    Family vacations are so much fun to plan. Where will you go, what hotel to stay at, what sites to see, etc...But for many families, the biggest concern is the question of how will this vacation be paid for. Our family has a specific "vacation fund" a...
  • Keeping Your Pool Safe
    on Jul 16, 2009 in shopping summer safety home
    We have an above ground pool and it is one of our favorite places to hang out in the summer. Sunny summer days bring groups of neighborhood kids over to our yard for a fun afternoon of swimming and popsicles. We also host many summer barbecues/pool p...
  • Evian Roller Babies
    on Jul 13, 2009 in videos humor babies
    Have you seen this video yet? This is a commercial for Evian featuring the "famous" roller skating babies! It cracks me up! It kind of reminds me of the Ally McBeal dancing baby from a few years back. Does anyone remember that one? Anyways, my daught...
  • Tacori Jewelry
    on Jul 12, 2009 in reviews shopping jewelry
    I love jewelry! I am a such a girlie girl and will always be a romantic at heart. When we go on vacation, usually I choose a piece of jewelry as a souvenir to remind me of the trip. I have collected jewelry from everywhere. I love finding beautiful p...
  • Save Our Summer Vacation and Win a $10,000 Getaway!
    on Jun 25, 2009 in vacations contests
    Summer is finally here! It is my favorite season, despite the heat. I feel so blessed to be able to stay home with my daughter and enjoy lazy days at the pool, bike rides to the park and popsicles on the porch. And every summer we take a family vacat...
  • Happy Mother's Day from the Happy Mom Blog!
    on May 10, 2009
    I hope all of you moms out there have a wonderful day!
  • Disney Shopping Deals
    on Mar 3, 2009 in kids deals Disney shopping
    Well, since I am recently home from a Disney vacation and I love to shop online at the Disney Shop to remind me of my trip, I thought I'd share some great deals that I found there. They have some adorable kids t-shirts on sale, 3 for $20. They also h...
  • I'm Back!
    on Feb 23, 2009
    Thank you to those of you who have emailed me to make sure I'm ok. Our family went on an extended Disney vacation using this incredible deal that I posted about a few months ago (and it's still good, so if you're thinking about a Disney v
  • Happy Groundhog Day!
    on Feb 2, 2009 in kids educational Groundhog Day
    Happy Groundhog Day!If you didn't like Phil's prediction this year, remember that historically he's only been correct 39% of the time. I, for one, am ready for spring!If you'd like to look at a fun website with your kids, take a look a
  • Fun Valentine's Day Activities
    on Jan 22, 2009 in crafts Valentine's Day
    The next holiday up is Valentine's Day and if you're looking for some fun crafts and activities to do with your kids, here are some great websites to get ideas and supplies from.Activities, Crafts and Cards for Valentine's DayValentine
  • Happy Martin Luther King Day!
    on Jan 19, 2009
    Today we celebrate the life of a great civil rights leader and a wonderful human being. I encourage you to talk with your kids about who he was and how he made a difference for the people of America. If they've talked about him in school, reinforce w
  • Beaches Family Resorts Special Offer
    on Jan 13, 2009 in vacations deals travel Beaches
    The holidays are over, spring is a few months away and it's bitterly cold (at least where I live it is). It is the time of year when many families are looking for a winter getaway to a warm, family friendly vacation hot spot. Beaches all-inclusive fa
  • Flip Camcorder Giveaway
    on Jan 9, 2009 in electronics giveaways cameras
    These little cameras are so cool, my parents got one at Christmas and were having a lot of fun with it. If you haven't heard of the Flip Video, it's a pocket sized camcorder that's extremely easy to use. It can hold up to 60 minutes of vide
  • Lemonade Award
    on Jan 5, 2009 in awards
    Thank you so much to Catherine at Evolving Mommy for this sweet blog award. I really appreciate that she thought of me to pass this award to. I've been a fan of her blog for awhile now. Please be sure to stop by today, she has an awesome recipe for L
  • Happy 2009!
    on Dec 31, 2008 in New Year's Eve
    Happy New Year from the Happy Mom Blog!Wishing you a new year filled with health and happiness!
  • Baby Center Store Closing-Save Up To 80%Babe Center online store is closing on January 6th and they are having a huge blowout sale to clear out their merchandise. Besides getting the discounted prices, you can also use the code FREESHIP49 for free shipping on orders of $49 or more. They ha...
  • Skin MD Natural
    on Dec 28, 2008 in reviews beauty skin care moms
    My skin has always been on the dry side and midwest winters only make it worse. I love going to the spa and having moisturizing facials and I am a lotion addict-my bathroom closet looks like a Bath and Body Works store. Needless to say, I was excited...
  • Great Book for Moms of Girls
    on Dec 27, 2008 in reviews girls parenting books
    One of my gifts that I asked for and received this year is the book Five Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney. I was so excited to read this, I actually read it all in one night! I highly recommend this book for anyone who...
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  • Hot Spiced Cider Recipe
    on Dec 23, 2008 in Christmas recipes food entertaining
    This recipe comes from one of my favorite Christmas cookbooks, Williams Sonoma Christmas. Even if you aren't a cider drinker, this will make your entire house smell heavenly! I've made this a couple times this year already and will be making it