It's amazing to me that so many of the retailers that I worked at are out of business. I started as an intern at Gimbels, worked my way up through an executive training program at Alexander's in their Yonkers New York branch. I later worked at Jordan Marsh in Florida. Many of our friends worked at Caldors. And now Linen and Things, and so many electronic and toy stores are going out of business.
It is so important to support our small family owned stores in our communities It's also… Continue
Added by Robin on January 2, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Hi every one, I wanted to talk about how lucky we are and how we need a little reminder of that in the holiday times arriving. I was raised with a lot of love and I'm going to give it to my precious children so they know I love them.
Many Families don't have that kind of environment and it's not obvious for them to share their love with their kids as they suffer from money problems, and are focusing on the wrong things.
Can you imagine a Christmas tree empty of gifts? Only… Continue
Added by Chloe Ginsburg on November 28, 2008 at 4:00am —
2008 Under Soapbox Mama This morning I laid flat on the floor with my two kids trying to wake up. It was early and my brain had not cleared the fogginess of sleep. Both of them had been up for awhile and like all children, their exuberance had kicked in the moment they opened their eyes. I, on the other hand, have lost that ability to wake up and instantly have zeal and zest oozing from my every pore. Like many mornings, I lumbered out of my bed, into… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on November 15, 2008 at 1:38am —
For the Ballerina on your gift list!
For Dad or Grandpa. This item can also be customized with kids names.
For Mom or Grandma, let her show off her kiddos or Grandchildren.…
Added by kristen andrews on November 10, 2008 at 5:43pm —
I remember the day I became a mom as if it was yesterday.
I didn't know what to do, I was clueless and I couldn't understand how happy the baby is going to bring our small family.
The biggest tip I would wanna share with new mothers or new parents is to buy anything you can in advance and let the people who love you know you are gonna need their help and support.
My mom helped me the first weeks and it was a great time to bong with the family.
The new born got used to… Continue
Added by Chloe Ginsburg on November 10, 2008 at 3:53am —
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Added by DEAD on October 30, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I absolutely love these guys. This was on their Blog -
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3) Immediately become eligible to win a $50 gift card from… Continue
Added by Pamela Saunders on October 27, 2008 at 5:59pm —
I recently read an article about a 10 year old boy who is a bull fighting prodigy. He is from Mexico and is currently traveling in France partaking in non-professional demonstrations in bullfighting schools. In France, the approved age for bull fighters is sixteen. Due to the age gap, the boy’s involvement has resulted in a canceled appearance and has sparked massive debate about the dangers he faces in the ring.
His parents, who both support his… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on October 24, 2008 at 8:03pm —
As you know, when I find something good, I sing like a canary. I simply can’t hold back. This is a twofer, a 2 in 1; hits my professional and my personal side. Drumroll…it’s a stroller.
I love when people do it RIGHT.
company has a brilliant tagline: Built by BOB. Powered by Mom. But taglines are easy (when you have a good copywriter), it’s what you do… Continue
Added by Julie Roads on October 24, 2008 at 11:11am —
Last year, five of my friends, including myself, were all pregnant. It was the first baby for all of them, but I was on my second. The days of their disinterest as I rambled on about the greatest children’s products were now ignited by their own fervour and zest for the latest baby merchandise. I had to smirk as they discussed which video monitor was essential or how the trendy fifteen hundred dollar stroller was about to go on sale. All too often I was read reviews, taken to stores, shown a… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on October 7, 2008 at 10:16pm —
This weekend I attended a beautiful Greek wedding. It was a very ceremonial event lasting over an hour and filled with tradition and symbolism. At one point in the ceremony, the priest spoke about the roles of both the husband and wife. As he read from his scriptures he talked about the bond between a man and a woman, how he is to love her as he loves himself and how she is to love him like no other. As much as she is to honor him, he (the priest… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on September 30, 2008 at 12:39am —
Elsie and Fina stand at my bedroom door. They anxiously await the treat in the pantry, the treat that I give them each morning. They follow me downstairs into the kitchen prancing and voicing their excitement for the yummy morsels they are about to get. They beg, sit, then in a single bite their treats are gone. They stay underfoot as I prepare my morning coffee, hoping that perchance, I will show them mercy and give them one more treat. They stare at me with longing eyes.
Once they… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on September 28, 2008 at 9:47pm —
Mom and Dad are in town this weekend to visit and sort things out with their new house. We (Mom, Dad, Casey, Jonathan and I) went furniture shopping this morning, which was unsuccessful as Mom has not figured out in what style she wants to do the new house. I vote for more hanging toucan rugs and seashell couches. Hehehe, sorry Mom.
This evening we ordered Chinese food. Jessica and Damon came over and we all ate on the floor at the new house. It was a little bit of a cluster,… Continue
Added by April on September 27, 2008 at 10:30am —
About a month ago my mother came to visit me. She lives in a relatively small town, so her trips to the city consist of us doing a lot of shopping. Recently, her favorite foundation had run out so we happily made our way down to the expensive department store for a new jar. Due to the birth of my daughter and the lifestyle of a mom with two kids, I had not been using my foundation so I had not actually been to the store in over nine months. Little did I know that they had completely renovated… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on September 26, 2008 at 1:53am —
I really try to get it all done. The harder I try...the more I seem to be behind. My house is never clean enough...I never spend enough quality time with my kids....my husband feels neglected (POOR BABY!)...the laundry. The list goes on and on.When I was growing up, my mom had it under control. She worked. The laundry was always done and PUT UP...it never stayed in various baskets throughout the house. Dinner was on the table at 6 p.m. sharp every night. AND..it wasn't frozen pizza or chicken… Continue
Added by Dejoni on September 15, 2008 at 6:00am —
Here I was working steadily away (OK, pretending to) and I feel this thing hit my hair by my face.
The first thought was a terrifying one. A wasp. I jumped so high out of my chair that I think I left my socks there. Here I am yelling like a mad woman and running away from it.
You have to understand that we have a wasp problem in our lovely town. Everyone complains about them as they build nest upon nest on your house. You no sooner rid your house of them and they return. I… Continue
Added by pandora farnum on September 9, 2008 at 8:43pm —
When my son was born, our house transformed from a chic, yuppie house to all things baby boy. A barrage of toys-for-boys filled the rooms, an indoor slide, a maze of parachute tunnels and a mini-basket ball hoop dominated his playroom. His closet broke a rod holding the dozens of blue outfits he had been given and I had bought. Every day I was off to the store to get something he needed, and whether it was the latest baby gizmo or another have-to-have baby accessory, I managed to find something… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on August 30, 2008 at 1:51am —
Last fall when I was eight months pregnant with my second child, I precariously hoisted up my two year old onto the bird’s nest vantage point of a local playground’s jungle gym. While up there, running around with the other kids, he slipped, fell and cut his lip.
With screams abounding, I scurried up the vertical ladder to retrieve him. He had blood on his face and was crying uncontrollably–I had no other option but to carry him down.
As I struggled enormously with his… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on August 24, 2008 at 5:07am —
August 14th, 2008
On a typical afternoon I often find myself pushing my son in his stroller as we buy our groceries, go to the bank, pick up our dry-cleaning and shop at the local stores on our busy street. Sitting in his front row seat, meandering through the crowd, my three year old happily says “hello”, “hi” and occasionally “nice dog” to the many people passing by. Sadly, I have to report that few will reply, or say hello back or acknowledge his attempt at being… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on August 15, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Before I had kids, I often sat with my arms-crossed and face-scowled when kids, in any environment, gleefully ran around me, shouting at the top of their lungs. I had this permanent look of non-amusement at any event that was all about kids. I would refuse to sit beside little ones on a plane; I even remember asking a booking agent one time if they actually had a child-free flight. If a hostess at a… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on August 8, 2008 at 11:53pm —