Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Keep updated on our blog at www.attachedmoms.com

Keep updated with us at www.attachedmoms.com - We're now using wordpress over there and have plenty of updates!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm dreaming of a Green Christmas... Giveaway!

Green Christmas Giveaway

Dates: November 28 to December 7, 2012
Price: FREE!
Prize Requirements: Min $25.00 prize value; green, natural, eco-friendly, organic or educational gifts of all kinds, for all ages!
Hashtag: #GreenChristmas

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dazzle Your Guests during Upcoming Holiday Parties - Sponsored Post



Since the holidays are just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of creative holiday party ideas to keep your friends and family entertained. From putting pretty holiday decorations up to coming up with fun holiday dinners, there are so many original ideas to come up with. However, what if you want to develop a holiday party that’s different from all the rest? Here are some ideas that will make your parties stand out and leave your guests yearning for more dazzling holiday gatherings.

Hire a Limo to Pick up Your Guests

If you really want to wow your guests and you have extra holiday funds put aside for the occasion, hire a limo such as hummer hire London to pick them up! Not only will they be blown away by the lavish gesture, it will create the perfect night for them to remember. They’ll no doubt love sitting in the back of the limo eating delicious snacks and listening to some fun tunes! When they arrive at your home, they’ll have the limo adventure to talk about all evening long and you’ll be happy they enjoyed the ride.

Rent a Chocolate Fondue Fountain

Nothing is more delicious than tasty chocolate and a great way to bring an inventive chocolate dessert to your home during holiday parties is through a chocolate fondue fountain! Luckily you can rent a chocolate fondue fountain from a company in your area and set it up in your dining room or kitchen. Once set up, the fountain will add to the ambiance in your home and will also create a tasty dessert or pre-dinner snack.


Add Special Holiday Decorations

A home will always look extra cheery and inviting with pretty decorations such as holiday lights and natural elements such as wreaths, flowers, plants, and more. Light up your dining room and other rooms in the home and let your house come alive with beautiful decorations that will delight your guests.
Don’t stop with holiday decorations, a fondue fountain, and hiring a limo company to entertain your guests. Continue to think outside the box and come up with beautiful parties that your friends and family members will admire. This holiday season, allow your parties to become a wonderful success and make long lasting memories in the process of giving.


Sierra is a freelance writer who loves enjoying the holidays, hence why she comes up with creative holiday ideas to make the parties more memorable.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Why I couldn't live in just about any state in the US, but I do

I swear, I read articles or see something on TV or hear from a friend things that just make me think, "I AM SO GLAD I DON'T LIVE THERE", but in all reality, who knows if there's a truly perfect place to live.

The latest thing that has me thinking is this Huffington article on a state candidate rep who apparently thinks we should implement a Biblical law that allows parents to have their "rebellious' children executed... just to show that we as parents have authority. I mean. WHAT THE EFF?

But really every state has a reason I wouldn't want to live there. I mean here in AZ I have issues and wonder "how the heck do I live here" and "I surely hope people don't think all residents of Arizona feel that way!"

So what about you? Any reasons you would or wouldn't want to live somewhere?


  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkinsas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indian
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington DC (I know, not a state)
  • West Virginia - Lack of vaccine freedom
  • Wisconsin -
  • Wyoming


As a parent, those lack of vaccine freedom comes up high on my list... What about you? Make a comment and perhaps I'll add yours in to the list!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Introducing Chillafish brand - Bunzi - WIN ONE on Facebook!




These Bunzi bikes are so much fun, practical and grow with your kid! Wnat to learn more? Visit their Youtube page: 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-r-dO0zwGI


Want to learn more? 

  1.  LIKE Chillafish facebook page www.facebook.com/chillafish
  2. LIKE and SHARE this post : http://on.fb.me/P5JmeY 
  3. COMMENT on the post with our reference : “thanks to ATTACHED MOMS! 


Don’t forget this step, so we can get in touch if you win.
Winners will be drawn on 16th November 2012.

Presenting Arizona Breastfeeding Bag Project and Holiday event


The AZ Breastfeeding Bag Projects hands out true breastfeeding bags to mothers who want to breastfeed.

According to one of the group's organiziers, "This is an alternative to the formula bags that many moms will recieve at the doctors offices and at the hospital. It has been shown that when a mom has the support and resources that she needs she will continue to breastfeed."

These bags are available through midwives offices and upon request. The bag contains a few sample items such as nipple cream, nursing pads, milk storage bag, and lactation tea. It also contains on where to turn for information, including support groups.

In November the group is having a Boutique event that is working as a fundrasier. The hope is that the event that will bring together vendors and breastfeeding moms - pregnant moms and the community is welcome to attend as well!

They have the event set up on facebook here.

Join them on November 3rd at 1600 W Main Street, Mesa, AZ




Are you a vendor looking for an event to promote your product? 


Vendors will pay a fee for their spot which goes directly toward the cost of the bag project. There is no "percentage" taken from your sales, that is for you to keep. According to the Arizona Breastfeeding Bag Project says, "I guess this is kind of like a community service project to help mom businesses. During this time as will we will be handing out breastfeeding bags to anyone who wants them." Join the event above on facebook and message an administrator or email them at AZBFBP@gmail.com


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For more information on the Arizona Breastfeeding Bag Project visit their website at http://azbreastfeedingbagproject.org, "like" them on facebook or email them at AZBFBP@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thoughts and fears on transitioning to full-time stay-at-home mom

So I'm 3 weeks from that big "transition to full-time mommy" and I have more thoughts coming every day.

I'm not sure if I should entitle this "thoughts on becoming a stay-at-home mom" or "fears of becoming a stay-at-home mom."

Here's a list, with probably more thoughts and possible "deeper" explanations on the topic over the upcoming weeks and months.


Fears of being a stay-at-home mom

My deepest fear is that I will be a failure. Now I know there's no failure in being a mom (unless you do something criminal against your kids, of course!) but since with working full time I have set goals, deadlines and I know how I'm doing and I really control my career-life, with kids it isn't like that.


Another fear I have is of not necessarily rejection but of the fights and potential battling that is generally seen as the "pay" of stay at home moms. Stay at home mom pay is low. I know I'll get paid by smiles and quick hugs from my daughter (she's like me, not very huggy/physical) and big kisses and slobbers and tickles from my son. With regular work, you get paid for what you do and possibly more if you do really well. Pay raises as a stay at  home mom are likely to come through bonding and attachment, right? Well hopefully I haven't missed too much of those because at almost 5, my daughter will likely start to get to the "mom's not cool" age. Mean while, this thought to stay at home started because my daughter was sad last year when the substitute teacher (at her old school) thought that our au pair was her mom. That made her cry a few times. I do not want that for my daughter. This way, I'll be doing more drop-offs and pick-ups. That is a satisfaction I will get, but likely I have to know this innately, and not expect a pat on the back or a "thanks for being there mom" from my daughter.

I fear I'll be bored and feel unsatisfied. Moms aren't supposed to be bored of staying at home with their kids, right? We're supposed to enjoy rolling on the carpet, playing cars and be happy to blow up 100 balloons a week, right? Well I know that logically we all realize we won't always be happy doing these things, but my fear is that since I'm goal oriented, I won't be able to let go of those "measurements" and stress myself out. This goes back to the whole "failure" thing that I first said. But I know my stay-at-home mom friends do not get bored. There are so many things to be done each day! If I'm bored it is likely because I'm being a lazy lump on a log, right :)

Perhaps, deep down, I'm afraid I'll actually like staying at home. I mean, who has two bachelor's and three master's degrees and wants to stay home with their kids? I know I have the book smarts to be a parent (master's in education and also a master's in psychology) and that should mean I can tell a mom some theories on parenting and child development, right? But, put it into action, I put a lot of time and money into my education. I know I am doing a good thing by being home for my kids, I'll be there for them when they come home from school, I can be at my daughter's ballet class. I can bring my son to library story time. Perhaps I can even plan meals out to prevent food waste even! But, I either need to change my competitive, goal-oriented personality, make "goals and checklists" for staying at home, or find a balance within there.

So, in a few weeks, it will be "welcome to the 16%" - as in the 16% of moms who havea post-graduate degree and are unemployed (Gallup poll)

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