My First Briefcase

One of my son’s favorite toys is his “My First Briefcase” by Gund. This fabulous toy set for my little junior executive includes a soft briefcase with a Velcro closure. Inside are other marvelous soft accessories. This consists of a cell phone that rings, wristwatch that rattles, keys/car alarm that clicks, and a calculator that squeaks. This is a wonderful playset that you can easily take along for errands, travel, etc … This kept my son occupied on a recent airplane ride. You can pick up this set and other “My First … “ playsets at Nordstroms.


Lullaby and Goodnight

If you are looking for the perfect baby shower or welcoming gift, you must check out the unique designs of Cradlesong's musical pillows.Each pillow is hand embroidered with baby's name and birthdate, and nestled inside is a little music box which plays Brahm's lullaby.
Customize your fonts, script and motif on a little, 7 inch heirloom that will keep baby sleeping soundly for hours...so you can get some laundry done!



Simple and sweet, that’s the line of baby apparel offered at Fuss, a company based out of San Francisco. Fuss features hand illustrated, hand silk screened and hand packaged attire for babies and adults.

Another reason to purchase one of Fuss’s charming tees is their cause. A portion of the proceeds is donated to ovarian cancer research. Visit Fuss’s website to see more of their adorable designs.

Zen Baby

There is a new DVD on the block that offers beautiful, calming images of the outside world...Zen Baby. The Combination of the "dreamy piano and guitar orchestrations" and "artful images" of everyday outdoor life will calm baby into lala land while mom can get some things done around the house. See what all the talk is about...


Widgeon Coats

A friend told me about these coats so I got one for MSP a few months ago. Can you believe that this is the first week it has been cold enough for her to wear it? I love it though. It has velcro closures covered with grosgrain ribbon so its super easy to put on and take off and it has a built in hood so you don't have to worry with an extra hat. Plus she looks so cute in it. They are all sold out all around town so hurry and snatch yours up on the net!

Daddies Are Scruffy

Daddies are known to be a bit scruffy. A good skin regmine and shaving solution can help!
We like the look of this line of skin care for men: www.BuzzSkin.com "Get Your Groom On" ( heehee!- that is funny)

15% discount until October 31st.
Discount Code: BZ05LCH


Jingle All The... SALE

As the holiday season is just around the corner, it is the perfect opportunity to pick up a set of Jingle Baby's jewels for the special mom and babe in your life. Designed by a mom for her babe, Jingle Baby's creations are made of quality 92.5% silver and are now a hit amongst the celebs.
The 'Mommy & Me' matching bracelet and anklet sets are $10 off!

Make New Friends!

As a Mama it can be tough to get in a bit of adult conversation, make new friends and keep in the loop of what is happening in the outside world. Our goal here at The Daily Stroll is to let you do all of this on your own time. Don't forget to checkout the forum, post, read and have fun at any hour day or night!



Bebe Au Lait at Stylishly Protected

We have been seeing the Bebe Au Lait nursing covers around the web for months now and got to meet the designers in person at the recent Hollywood Baby Shower in NYC. We think this is a great idea and a fashionable way to feel comfortable while nursing your child.

Our friends at Stylishly Protected www.stylishlyprotected.com are carrying the nursing covers ( formerly known as "hooter hiders") as well as hundreds of other great products for you and your baby!

Check out Stylishly Protected today! Save 10% automatically at checkout. While offer lasts, subject to supply/demand. Daily Stroll readers receive an additional 5% off! Enter DailyStroll5 at checkout!

Pull-a-Long Froggie

Here’s an adorable pull-a-long backpack that your children will adore. The backpack is available in either a delightful chickie or froggie design. Your children can wear this either as a backpack or use the handle to pull their little friend along. It’s a great backpack to use for overnighters, school, or even a trip to the library. Visit Calliope to see these endearing backpacks and other charming items for your little ones.


Ruby Has A Tee Pee

We have a new toy in our house. Well I would not really call it a toy, rather I should say "wonder". We have a new wonder in our house, like the 8th wonder of the world.

Tee Pee For Me is a great company that creates exclusive gifts for children. Their Tee Pee line is their trademark and no one does it like them. No one crafts like them, and their quality and fabric selection are unmatched. This is not a flimsy character tee pee, this is a life size, amazing creation. I actually want to curl up in it and take a nap and it is big enough.

Here are the reasons I love it and am excited to own one,

1. collapses easily to lean in a corner when not in use.
2. a quick way to hide playroom mess, just pile everything and put the giant tee pee over it
3. it makes me feel like I am 6 years old
4. i am so glad that when Ruby looks back on her youth she will say I was cool because I got her one.

Ok so do you want one? I bet you do! What a great holiday gift idea! Visit www.teepeeforme.com

Ruby has a pattern only exclusive to a few partners of Tee Pee For Me and it is the same version that Apple Martin has (dress up), it may be available to order if you call them but I am not sure. Otherwise there are tons of patterns to choose from! We also like the tea party one.

Click Contact information at www.TeePeeforMe.com enter promotion code ThriftyMama15 to get 15% off when you order direct...a Tee Pee Representative will contact you to place your order or you may call direct 678.794.2706 and mention the code!

Horse and Toothbrush

My son is not quite ready to brush his teeth by himself but this adorable Horse Toothbrush Holder would hopefully make things easier for him. This delightful holder keeps their toothbrush in an easy to remember location, and there’s a timer to indicate how long they should be brushing their teeth. Simplicity is the key. You can find this amusing toothbrush holder not only in a horse design, but in a “space” and “dancer” themed designs as well at My Retro Baby.


Light Up Your Daily Stroll

If you are one to head out with babe for an evening stroll at dusk, you must get yourself a set of 'Stroll Lights' to light your way. Manufactured by a Vancouver company, Borderline Tech, Stroll Lights are the next best invention.Here are some of the features
from Borderline Tech:
  • One Colour Choice per string: white, red, pink, lime, orange or aqua
  • Three or Six feet long lighted string (six or nine foot total length)
  • Uses 2 AA Batteries (alkaline or rechargable) not included
  • Outdoor Safe
  • Super flexible
  • High efficiency, lasts 15+ hours on one pair of batteries
  • No glass, no sharp edges
  • Lights are low intensity and produce almost no heat so are safe for children
  • Lights can be set to be either on continuously or blinking
  • Clips to attach to stroller (additional clips can be purchased seperately)
SAFETY first, moms!

Hefty Holidays

So you have had your big fat Turkey dinner and as good as it was you really don't want that stuff lying around all week. If it was lying around you may think it is alright to have midnight turkey, mayo, stuffing sandwiches and then come New Years Eve you aren't going to shimmy your way into your strapless party dress. SO, take it from me and get some Hefty Serve & Store's. Why? Because when you push away from your dinner table you can be done and send it all home with guests in these handy little containers!

If grandma is known to wash out disposable containers and reuse, she will adore you for turning her on to this product.

My only Beef, I mean Turkey, is that they are not microwave safe. As a mama, microwave is my middle name.

Find out more about these and where you can score them!


Show Off Your Belly!

We are asking you to expose yourself mama's!

Enter your belly in the "favorite pregnant belly picture" contest to be entered to win a gift certificate for $40 to redeem on the popular website Maternity Tees by Zoë b .

They are looking for creative, funny, beautiful belly photos to be featured in the Belly Gallery. Please send your picture before November 1st, 2005. We will notify the winner the week of November 7th. Send an e-mail with your picture at belly-gallery@zoebonline.com

A sample of a beautiful belly:

by entrant Sarah and her 36 week tattooed tummy.

What's for Dinner

I was thinking yesterday that I can’t remember the last time I cooked a meal. It’s not that I follow the stereotype of being a stay-at-home mom equals cooking dinner for my family, etc … but it would be nice if my son had a home cooked meal once in awhile. I know shame on me. My biggest excuse not to cook is that I know my walking/running son will not give me much time to prepare a lavish spread. Thus my yearning to try the The Working Parents Cookbook: More than 200 Recipes for Great Family Meals by Jeff & Jodie Morgan. The authors promise easy to make meals in around 30 minutes for the whole family. There are special tips to make prep time quicker and the meals are nutritiously sound. If you already own a copy and tried out some recipes please leave a comment whether the meal was a thumbs up or a thumbs down. You can pick up a copy of this book at Amazon or borrow it from your local library.


In Love

I am pretty much in love. www.AnneMaaDesigns.com has it all and this is the mark of a truly original jewelry designer. Great photos, great quality and exactly what is in style right now. LOVE it.

Here are my favorites:

Moonstone bracelet

Citrine Ring

Exclusive Offer on Athletic Baby DVD

Take $5.00 off of your purchase at Athletic Baby!

A great video to help your child learn about activities and watch other kids in action (their favorite).

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Expires 11.30.05


Boo Boo Buddy

My son is slowly moving up to the runners level of his physical development. With that impending stage I’m sure there are going to be a number of bruises and scrapes covering his body much to my displeasure. I feel that I should be prepared for these aches and pains with the Boo Boo Buddy. The Boo Boo Buddy is a natural first aid pain relief. The Buddy cold pack remains flexible while keeping its cool temperature. It’s great for scrapes, insect bites, headaches, inoculations, fevers and bruises. The Boo Boo Buddy cold pack comes in other designs as well. Visit Drugstore.com to see more of the Boo Boo Buddy cold pack and pick up a few for your little ones.


Blakely Ink

I don’t know if my son needs a tee shirt to express this phrase, “Everyone Pay Attention to ME”, but I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt. Blakely Ink has delightful and sassy tees for your little ones in amusing phrases. The tees are made out of smooth soft 100% cotton with their impudent sayings embroidered on. Head on over to Trunkt to view more of Blakely Ink’s designs.

"Damn I'm Cute"


Isa Booties Wants Your Kids Stinky Feet

IsaBooties’ Dirty Shoe Swap!

Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses of worn out baby shoes longing for style.

No really, we want them. From October 10 to October 24, IsaBooties is hosting a “Dirty Shoe Swap.” Your readers simply need to send us their child’s most scuffed-up, torn-up, stained and stinky baby shoes and they will automatically be entered to win a free pair of IsaBooties. One lucky child will even win an entire IsaBooties wardrobe to kick off the fall season in style…oh, how the other babies will drool!

Here’s how it works:

Beginning on October 10, go to www.isabooties.com and click on the link for the “Dirty Shoe Swap”
Print off the entry form, fill it out, and mail it in along with your child’s dirtiest pair of baby shoes.
All entries postmarked on or before October 24 will be entered in the drawing.
The official “Dirty Shoe Swap” drawing will take place on October 31st. Twenty-five (25) first-prize winners will each receive one free pair of IsaBooties (choice of Racing Stripes or Sweet Cherry-ots). One (1) grand-prize winner will receive their choice of any four pairs of IsaBooties.
All “Dirty Shoe Swap” winners will be notified by e-mail on November 1, 2005.

Dirty Shoe Swap Sale!

Since clean kids need shoes too, IsaBooties will offer 10% off and free shipping on all orders from October 10 to October 24.

Banish Dirty Shoes Forever!

IsaBooties were designed by moms who know just how difficult it is to keep kids (and their clothes) looking clean as a whistle. That's why IsaBooties are made out of Ultrasuede rather than leather. Not only is Ultrasuede scuff-proof and stain resistant, it's machine-washable and machine-dryable. Simply throw your IsaBooties in with any load of laundry and voila! Perfectly clean. Now if only bath time was this easy.


2 Red Hens and JP Lizzy Bags on Sale

Are you a fan of 2 Red Hens and JP Lizzy diaper bags? If so, head on over to Too Cute’s online boutique to view their selection of bags on sale. Too Cute also has a wonderful assortment of children’s apparel and accessories marked down as well. Some of the items are marked down as much as 50% off.

Enter the coupon code “hens” to receive free shipping on these bags!


Iomoi Stationery

I admit that I have a weakness for adorable notecards and stationery. Iomoi is no exception. Iomoi features lovely notecards, custom invitations, gift tags, address labels and more. They have stationery for every occasion. I especially revere the Chic Mother To Be notecards. It’s a set of 12 thank you notes with matching envelopes. Iomoi also offers personalized monogram notecards for your kids. Visit Iomoi to find stationery for both you and your child.

Also don't forget to check out their E-stationery feature. It allows you to send emails with style and panache!

Fabulous Mom Custom Invitations

Baby Boy Custom Invitations


35% off Lipstik Kids Clothing at Jolie's Boutique

Jolie's Boutique is having a sale on select lines!

Hurry! Do not miss it! www.joliesboutique.com


Spot On

Did anyone else struggle with that empty spot above baby's crib while you were decorating the nursery? Baby furniture is so little, and finding the perfect artwork to fill such a big space can be challenging.
Toronto's honeybunch homestore for kids offers solutions for all your nursery needs. From wall candy to mobiles, honeybunch's selection is spot on.


Mustela Wipes

At what age will I stop having to use wipes on my son? I imagine it’s pretty far off as he’s less than 2 years old. With that I hope that Mustela keeps making their Mustela Facial Cleaning Cloths. Mustela’s cloths are alcohol free and contain PhysiObene, Mustela’s no-rinse cleansing fluid. My son has very sensitive skin and these wipes carefully clean his face without irritation. A plus for me is that they have a wonderful fresh smelling fragrance. You can order these wipes and other terrific Mustela products from Drugstore.com .


Grow Grow Grow

Have you seen the designs offered at the Grow website? They're both endearing and stylish at the same time. Grow offers designs for both boys and girls in sizes from infant on up. There are also a number of apparel style choices for your little ones.

Grow also features personalized placemats using their imaginative designs. Put your child’s name so they know which seat is theirs at the dinner table. Their placemats are 11”x17” with 5ml of laminate for extra protection.

Visit Grow’s website to see all of their unique designs and gift ideas.