Saturday, June 11, 2011

Red Carpet event for the release of our fall issue!

We will be having a exclusive VIP mixer Saturday, August 27th from 4 to 6pm in Los Angeles. This is the perfect event to go to if you want to first of all have fun, grow your business, get tips, and be successful while working from home! There will be a red carpet so please DRESS TO IMPRESS, giveaways!! finger foods,desserts, shopping, literature bags and a great guest speaker-- Natalie Gouche', Mogul Mom, will be there sharing the strategic social media tactics she used to leave her corporate job in 3months, gain global partners/customers from her computer and become the youngest president in her company in 6 months working part time! There will be room for only 30 women. Space is limited so tickets will sell fast! Ticket price is 10$ you can pay via pay pal before the event. 


                          Vendor info ( we only have one spot left) :
This is a great event to show case your product to high class savvy business women. We are only having one vendor from each type of industry. If you are a vendor we would also like it if you could talk about and share your business with other moms. What we include for our vendors:
A ticket
Table
2 chairs
Linens
Placement in our vip bags
Mentions on facebook and twitter that you  will be attending as a vendor
IF interested your logo on the red carpet backdrop

                      Bag info:

if you are interested in placing your info into our bags email momsadvicemagazine@gmail.com. We are only allowing one hand out of a particular industry.


We will also be updating this as event gets closer!



Address: 10604 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064


Please pay for your ticket below . Price is 10$ per person

http://momsadvicemagazine.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Boutique Product Placement

We are now starting a new section for product placement. We decided to do this because we as a magazine are here to help and support mompreneurs and growing businesses out there, as well as to connect you with moms and families that will appreciate your product! We are now helping small boutiques get a model, an ad, and great exposure, since we have a diverse group of mom fans that follow our magazine.  

How it works:
1) We will give you an address of a model that you will send your product to
2) She or he, depending on what the product is, will get photos taken wearing your product
3) They will mail the photos back to us and we will chose which photos we are able to use

What you are getting out of this:
1) We will email you back over in high resolution, 5 photos that you will be able to use for advertisement
 2) A 1/2 page ad will be used for our fall or winter issue, depending on how soon you decide to work with us. We will add your website and logo to the photo, so please make sure to include that information in your email to us.

In order to participate, the fee is 20.00 dollars and the model must be allowed to keep the product. Let me know if this is something you are interested in so we can get your product out ASAP to the model and they can get the photos back in time.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cover Model Search

COVER MODEL:  Mom's Advice Magazine is now hosting a Cover Model contest for children aged 0-12 years old. The winning child will be featured on the cover of our magazine.

To submit your child (up to 2 photos for 1 child), there's a fee of $5. Please contact us and pay via pay pal at: 
photosubmissions@momsadvicemagazine.com
The contest will start now. We stop taking submissions July 1st. The winner will be chosen July 7th. 
The winner will be chosen based on: Appearance, expression, and seasonal outfit. 
There will be no runner-ups.

*Photo submissions must be of magazine, professional quality and not snapshots.




**By submitting your entry, parent/guardian of photo(s) agrees to the following: (1) All entry fees are non-refundable (2) sender of photos has sole ownership of the photo(s) submitted and owns all the rights to submit such photos (3) does hereby grant full permission for the submitted photo(s) to be used on the fall cover of Mom's Advice Magazine





Friday, May 13, 2011

Magazine Launch Party

Mom’s Advice Magazine Launch Party!

Join us at Belly Sprout shop in Fullerton, California on Saturday, June 4th from 4-7pm for a fun night away from the house! We’ll be having guest speakers, complimentary cupcakes from PamperMeSweets, raffles for you to partake in, and massages from Natural Hands Therapy!
Our Special Guest Speaker lineup includes:
Leah Stewart- the proud owner of the LiveLife Pilates studio in Orange County, California. She is our new upcoming fitness editor, and will speaking about and giving fitness tips to all of you mommies to stay healthy and fit.
Natalie Gouche’ (Mogul Mom) - is a snazzy Social Media Marketing Couch and is also featured in our Summer Issue as a great example of a stay at home mom. She will be sharing tips for fellow moms on the ‘how-to’ of starting your own business, as well as strategic methods on how to grow your business through social media tactics.
Patricia Candido- a successful business mother, who also makes an appearance in our Summer Issue, will be speaking about her jewelry line. 

Christy Funk- owner of Belly Sprout, will be speaking on Eco Beauty and sharing some insider tips with us! She will also have an Eco Beauty Bar available for any women who would like to make purchases! 
Our Spokes-Model and photographer Shea Anne will be there as well, so keep an eye out.
Space is very limited, so please email us ASAP to reserve your space! Tickets are free

We are also now accepting sponsors for our Launch Party, which will enable you to showcase your products and the round-a-bouts of your business. You have many options in your sponsorship, which include but are not limited to: booth table at Launch Party, our website recognition with your company’s logo, social media postings, and bag inserts. Email us for information and pricing: momsadvicemagazine@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Family Facts Pregnacy Organizer & Planner Review



Pam Socolow’s Family Facts Pregnancy Organizer & Planner Review!

Who around here is obsessed with organizing and all things organizer related? I for one am, but after getting pregnant my organizing skills decided to take a few turns for the worst. Where did I leave my address book that I spent hours coding? Where’s my pocket calendar? Where did I leave the business card to that store that had the awesome baby formula? I’d be lucky if I found it in a few weeks, and I couldn’t always depend on my husband to remember absolutely everything that I would wind up forgetting. When I received Pam Socolow’s Family Facts Pregnancy Organizer & Planner, I couldn’t stop worrying about losing it. After a few days of using it, I discovered (to my great satisfaction) that my days of brain-forgetting and item misplacement will probably forever remain if I’m pregnant, but at least this thing will back me up.
The number one advantage that the Family Facts Pregnancy Organizer & Planner has on its side is that it does everything. I have my calendar (bye-bye pocket calendar!), I have my contacts (farewell address book!), and I even have a section for health check-ups, and baby planning (goodbye random scraps of paper!). I adore the checklists available in the calendar section, the little tips randomly spewed at the bottom of pages, the fill-in-yourself calendar, and the bountiful supply of baby resources. I can track my maternity leave, my gift registry and my gift cards, and any baby names I like. I can even create checklists for what I need for myself and the baby, and any types of classes that I want to attend with my newborn! The delivery day bag check off list is great to have as well. This planner is geared towards pregnancy, and because of this it immediately helps my (shall we say, lacking) brain when it comes to staying organized for all things baby. If the vast amount of checklists isn’t great enough, there’s even stickers such as “appointment”, “class”, “week 28” and “hospital tour” that I can pull out and stick onto the calendar so I don’t have to fill it in myself. Helllooo lazy people like myself! Business cards don’t need to fly away anymore, since there’s even little plastic holders in the back for such things.

The Family Facts Pregnancy Organizer & Planner is awesomely packaged, a perfect size (not too big, not too small) and conveniently comes with a pen and pen slot built into it so I don’t have to fish around in my purse anymore. This is one I’ll be recommending to any pregnant lady who loves a good organizer.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas a Minneapolis SEO and Web Design firm. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Shop Launch

Mom's Advice Magazine is now launching our Shop, available through our website! This is a great way for moms to make a one-time stop if they are wanting to shop online as they browse Mom's Advice Magazine. This frees up your time and rids you of un-needed trips to other websites for multiple items.

We're now allowing businesses to start listing their items; Mom's Advice Magazine Shop is great because it's convenient and easy to get to. As a business, you will have the option to list as many items as you would like, with unlimited quantity. No more cut-offs or absolutes. Our Shop provides a way for you to market your business, whether it's a smaller home-based business or more expanded. Because Mom's Advice Magazine is already pre-marketed towards women and parenting, this gives you less headaches in trying to get the word out to a specific crowd, and it is also a great opportunity for moms who work from home and can't market as much as they would like. Our prices are very affordable and fit everyone's budget. Please email us for more info if you are interested in listing your items in our Shop:
momsadvicemagazine@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Baby Nap Cap Review

video

Adeline wearing the Baby Nap Cap!
Baby Nap Cap: What I love about the Baby Nap Cap, is that it doesn’t look or work like a contraption. When I read about a product and how it says that it promotes napping by blocking out distractions, and instead relax and calms my baby to regulate sleep, I immediately think “Whoa! This sounds awesome! So I just need a few plugs to hook it up and some extra space in that corner for this jig to fit in to… “ Thankfully with the Baby Nap Cap, it’s simple, it’s safe, it’s light, and it's great at blocking out distractions and the light so my baby can nap better.

I don’t have to worry about trying to get my baby to fit into some special baby bed or any of the likes—it’s as simple as putting a hat on their head that has a very soft visor. The Baby Nap Cap is a useful accessory for my baby, and I know I’ll be using it for quite a while. 
Make sure to check out the Baby Nap Cap's website!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Belli Skincare Launches Belli Beautiful!!

WHO:  Belli Skincare along with likeminded partners including
Aerosoles , Baby Stay Asleep, Bebe Au Lait, Belly Bandit,  Bink & Boo,
 Bump It Up Style, Diva Moms,  Fit 2 Be Mom, Healthy Chef Creations,
Magpie Lovely, Plain Mary,  Pampers,  Panache Lingerie,  Pure Belly
Organic Maternity, Pretty Printing , & MORE!!!

WHAT: A revolutionary photo/video online viral campaign.  The contest
encourages moms to celebrate the best of their Bellies, Tummies and
Abs.  Belli skincare loves them ALL and wants to celebrate the beauty
of motherhood and curves.  Contestants will submit photo/video of
mom’s Baby Bump, Her Little One’s Tummy, Her Proud Post-Pregnancy Body
to win BIG PRIZES that celebrate and pamper mom in style and luxury.

WHERE: Nationwide and Overseas moms and moms-to-be will submit their
entries at https://www.belliskincare.com/belli-beautiful-enter.html
Then, contestants will promote submissions via Facebook, Twitter,
YouTube, My Space and more to encourage votes and views to support
their entry. No contestant is too far away. Moms across the world are
welcome to join the celebration!! This campaign will reach well over
SEVERAL MILLION MOMS!!!!!!

HOW:  Number of views, creativity & presentation are how to win.  The
photo/video that wins in each category receives prizes valued at $5000
(USD).   The one GRAND PRIZE WINNER gets a prize package valued at
$10,000(USD). All prizes are courtesy of Belli skincare and partner
brands to make mom or mom-to-be feel like a princess!

Celebrity judges include trend reporter, style expert & fashionista
mom Amy Tara Koch; President and CEO of Belli skincare and cosmetics
industry veteran Annette Rubin; and Harper Collins author of Sephora:
The Ultimate Guide to Make-Up, Skin and Hair from the Beauty Authority
Melissa Schweiger.

WHEN: The campaign kicks off April 4th and last entries must be
submitted by May 7th. Winners announced MOTHER’S DAY – MAY 8, 2011.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Giveaway for Baby Diaper Bag from Warm Milk

For the chance to win an awesome diaper bag from Warm Milk, check out these details! 

Purple Hobo Baby Giveaway
Giveaway with Warm Milk entails winning a purple diaper bag, the Hobo Baby,a value of $95.00. The diaper bag from Warm Milk is convenient and unique because of the ability for it to be used as a nursing bag as well. This makes it a great gift for mothers who are breastfeeding!

Below is a diagram showing how the Hobo Bag works


To be entered into our giveaway drawings, it's MANDATORY for you to register at our website. This gives you an immediate +2 voter points. You must also be a resident of the United States. Please include your email on your comments on here.  Voter points follow as:
+2 voter points for Mandatory registration on www.MomsAdviceMagazine.com
+1 voter points if you refer a friend to "like" our page on facebook and comment saying that you sent them over-- this can be repeated on as many facebook friends as you'd like, as long as they post to our page saying you sent them over
+3 voter points if you follow our blog
+3 voter points if you follow our youtube and comment on our page or a video, mentioning our Warm Milk giveaway
+4 voter points if you like our twitter and tweet with a mention about us. +3 voter points for every tweet mentioning us from then on.
+5 voter points if you blog about us and link to our website

Behind the scenes with Lluvy






Review: Wee Can Too Edible Fingerpaint Tottle Set

Wee Can Too Edible Fingerpaint Tottle Set Review
As my daughter is entering into her toddler years she’s becoming more and more active. It’s hard to find anything that will keep her occupied for very long. I had thought about getting some type of craft or paint set for her, in hopes that she’d like it, but I was always worried that she’d eat it! She has a knack for wanting to taste everything that she plays with. Wee Can Too Edible Art Supply (www.weecantooart.com) was an absolute life-saver. I was able to try out their edible fingerpaint tottle set both myself and with my daughter. The great thing is that the fingerpaint set is organic, vegan free without wheat, sugar and preservatives. There are 5 colors made from real fruit and vegetable powders:  blueberries for a lush purple/blue, beets for a bright red/pink, orange and yellow from pumpkin, and spinach for a realistic green. They’re extremely simple to use, all you have to do is add water and shake and you’re ready to go. It’s important to keep in mind that after you use the paints, you need to refrigerate them. I had forgotten to do so with one bottle and it got a little runny. Fingerpaint Tottle Set
Isn't our goofy painting beautiful?
My daughter loved playing with the tottle set, and I felt at ease with her using them because I didn’t have to worry about her licking her fingers or eating the paints—if she did (and of course she did try a few times), I was content with knowing that the paints were all natural and safe! What I really liked about Wee Can Too’s fingerpaints was that it was easy to clean off.  Gone were the days when I would have to scrub and slave over the table trying to get the paint to come off, or worse, live with a stained tabletop. The paint set had a slight stain to them (especially on our fingertips) after they were wiped off, but with a little soap, it washed out right away. I loved the fact that since the paints were edible neither of us had to worry about cleaning our fingers through to switch to a different color. It was as easy as licking our fingers.
My favorite color to paint with is the yellow; I can’t get over how bright and luminous the color is. I found that all of the colors in the set had a very nice glow to them, and seemed brighter than other fingerpaints that I had used before. Their consistency at first didn’t feel like other non-natural store brand fingerpaints (the tottle set is a little grainier) but don’t let that fool you! It dried absolutely the same as other store brands, and kept its bright luster. The painting set definitely went a long way and is still going a long way in use. I had first doubted how much I would get out of the set since not even half of the bottle was full, but after adding water, I was surprised at how much the mixture thickened and expanded. I would highly recommend that you add water, literally almost to the very top. At first I added water to only a little bit above the middle, but this wasn’t enough and the paints were a bit too thick and grainy. It was so convenient though to only have to add more water to even it out, and if the paints ever got too watery, I would merely let them sit and chill out in the fridge for a while. Before I knew it, the consistency had gotten thicker.
Overall, the Wee Can Too Edible Fingerpaint Tottle set was excellent, and I had fun using them just as much as my daughter. They’re safe, convenient, and clean.
Be sure to check out Wee Can Too’s website, facebook fanpage, and twitter:
http://www.weecantooart.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/wee-can-too-art-supply/196967598073
We’ll be having a giveaway from them soon as well as a video-review, so keep an eye out:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

BAMBOO PINK! NEW Jewelry Line by JudeFrances!

BAMBOO PINK! NEW Jewelry Line by JudeFrances! Register, Get Your Friends to Register…and WIN $100!
JudeFrances jewelry is now launching bamboopink, an attractive fashion jewelry line with very reasonable prices. One of our moms, Michelle Levitt, has joined as a rep and is looking for other people to join her team. Are you one of them? Be sure to check it out! Joining is absolutely free, and at this time Michelle is offering $100 to the first person who signs up with her, and who in return refers 5 friends to sign up as well.
This is a great opportunity for all of you moms out there, so be sure to visit Michelle’s site! bamboopink.net/michellel

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Website Launch!

So excited!!! Our website is officially launched! Be sure to check it out and register-- once we reach 100 registered users, we will be doing a giveaway for a Hobo Baby Convertible Diaper Bag from Warm Milk. Be sure to check them out through their ad on our website as well!


www.MomsAdviceMagazine.com

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mommy Make-Over Giveaway!

 The winner of our first Mommy Make-Over Giveaway has been chosen-- congratulations! and now we're excited to announce another giveaway opportunity for all of you moms who didn't get a chance to enter in the fun last time!
The rules are still the same: You must be living in California, since the Mommy Make-Over is being done at a salon in Camarillo, California on April 4th. The giveaway includes make up, a hair-cut, highlights and a blow dry. To be included, go to our Facebook fanpage, Like it, and comment on our page that you would like to be included in the opportunity to win the giveaway!
If you entered in our previous giveaway and you weren't the lucky winner, feel free to include yourself in this giveaway as well! All moms are welcome!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Selecting Give Aways Soon!

As a quick reminder, we are going to be choosing our winners for the Makeover give away soon, so be sure to check out our facebook fanpage so you can participate: www.facebook.com/momsadvicemag

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Reviews

Moms Advice Magazine Blog is now doing reviews for products! If you're interested in having your product reviewed, please contact us at: momsadvicemagazine@gmail.com with a subject heading of "Product Review". We're very excited, and looking forward to hearing from you!!!

- Moms Advice Magazine

Monday, March 14, 2011

Prayers for Japan and Other Causes

Our hearts go out to the pain and suffering in Japan-- it was a true tragedy. As a reminder for everyone, keep praying and thinking about ways to help Japan!

To help promote a cause for today, we've just gotten wind of Protecting Childhood, an organization devoted to help unite and protect children from sexual abuse. We believe that sexual abuse is an overlooked topic when it comes to children, and that it should be paid more attention. Check it out!
 
- As a reminder, we have some great giveaways coming up for a Mama Makeover, so be sure to check out our facebook fanpage and keep yourself updated! www.facebook.com/momsadvicemag

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fitness Shoot

Our most recent shoot with Heather at the YMCA. Her kids were adorable to be around! Keep an eye out for Heather's spread in our upcoming Summer 2011 issue, launching soon!