Choose your state of mind, ladies

If you're in a handbag "state of mind" then look no further. Star 50 Handbags is right smack dab on the map where you'll want to be. With each bag inspired by a different state in the union, there will no longer be an excuse not to own at least 50 incredibly luscious handbags!

Right now, Star 50 Handbags has at least 24 fabulous collectible designer bags to choose from and more making their debut very soon! I'm anticipating the release of the Pennsylvania ??? as well as the Montana Treasure Tote. Two of my very favorite states in the union. Colorado would be my third and I'm loving the Colorado Lodge Tote (picture to the right). Some of the handbags are more on the pricey side, ranging in the $100s but that's what you can expect to pay for one-of-a-kind bags like these. "A modern heirloom" is how designer/owner Amity Cooper describes her line of delicious treats.

Not all of them are out of the "I-need-a-million-handbags now" price-range, however. Take the Alaska Trapper that I'm drooling over right now. She retails for $65.00 and comes in three colors; Trapper Orange (pictured), Hunter Olive or Oil Black.

Recently, you may have noticed that we had a couple different Star 50 Handbags up for grabs during our Holiday Blog Hunt, the sassy "New York Hot Pot" and the glittery "Arkansas Diamond Digger".

As you get acquainted with each bag on the Star 50 Handbag website, notice at the bottom of the page the "Fast Facts" about each state where said handbag gets her personality. Oh, and don't forget to tell your hunny-bunny that Valentine's day is fast approaching...wink-wink, nudge-nudge. =)

*Star 50 Handbags was introduced to the Mums by The Winning Pitch PR.

Congrats to a fellow blogger friend!

Christine who runs "From Dates to Diapers" was featured in her local newspaper (uh, last month - we know, we're late to the party again)! Check out the article in the Lincoln News Messenger that features Christine and her family HERE.

Congratulations from The Mums, Christine!

As I Grow: DVD Series

When you became a parent, you may have received Baby Einstein or some other educational DVD for your child but you may not have heard of "As I Grow" from Egghead Learning Systems.

The DVD series "As I Grow" was created by pediatrician and mother of two, Dr. Ilham Algayed. Dr. Algayed and a team of child development experts designed this series with early childhood developmental stages in mind.

The series includes six DVDs. Each DVD consists of a three month age span. Such as, 0-3, 3-6, 6-9 and so on (up to 18 months). Click HERE to view sample video excerpts from each DVD. A baby absorbs information very quickly in his or her first year and a half of life and this series is meant to grow with your child.

The As I Grow DVD series is sold as a set because as your child moves into a different stage of learning, each age-appropriate DVD builds on what the previous DVD has introduced.

Dr. Algayed and her team have taken quite a bit of time to research this series and that was obvious to me after sitting down and talking with her at great length about As I Grow.

The As I Grow DVD series retails for $74.99. You can purchase the set by clicking HERE and for a limited time, free shipping is being offered.


We are pleased to be able to offer one of our readers an As I Grow DVD set!!!

To enter, please send an email to mumsthewurd[at]gmail[dot]com with "As I Grow" in the subject line. In the body of your message let us know which, if any, educational DVDs you have for your children.

A winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, January 16th at 10pm CST.

Good luck!