Monday, July 6, 2009

Nap Time

Hello Faithful SOS Members!

Yes, this is Mother Goose and I'm stopping by for (perhaps) my last post. I just wanted to let you know that the highly esteemed SOS will continue on without me and is currently in the process of electing a new president and/or board of directors.

In the meantime, the SOS is going to take a nap. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, please email

Happy strolling & patrolling!

Much Love,
Mother Goose

Thursday, July 2, 2009

This Is How You Say Good Bye

I don't know how to write this post.

I've been praciticing it in my head for two weeks now because I knew it was coming. I gave my two weeks notice but I was in denial. I thought I could still blog for you. I can't. Given my recent poll and what you would like to see from SOS, however, I think this is for the best. I've taken the SOS as far as I can, now it's time for it to move on without me. So I have to say good bye.

I didn't know I was going to get so emotional about this. My nose gets red and my face gets splotchy when I cry, so it's something I avoid doing in public at all cost. I nearly gave myself a migraine holding in the tears the first time I saw Titantic (come on, admit it. You cried, too.). So the fact that my eyesight is a little blurry right now should be an indication of how hard this is for me and how much you mean to me.

I've really really enjoyed being the President of the Stroller Obsessed Support Group. It's introduced me to so many wonderful people and babies and strollers. I loved writing for you and to you, and I loved learning more about you and your families and your lives. It's been a real honor.

Until now I've kept my personal life and my professional life separate, however, I do have a personal blog and twitter account. If you're interested in getting to know the rest of me, you can at my blog The Charmed Bracelet. Be forewarned: I don't run giveaways and I don't talk about strollers (not on a regular basis, anyway). I know. Soooo lame. But I do talk about writing. One thing I write is children's books. So in parting, here's an illustration that my twin sis did for our as yet unpublished book Howie the Goose.
If you're so inclined, you can also follow me on twitter @JenniferWriter. Yes, Jennifer is my real name.

Good bye, everyone. Thank you for being so warm and wonderful, so funny and real. I will miss you all.

Now if you'll excuse me, I feel a migraine coming on...

Diaper Deal in July

Hi Everyone!

Candace of "Deal"ectible Mommies(Yes, the mom blogger who won my recent baby book giveaway), has shared a great diaper deal with me. I told you she had great deals and giveaways all the time! Here are the details:

Candace is a gmum within the gDiaper community and has a unique coupon code that will save you some serious dough. At the same time you'll help her earn her way to a $100 gift certificate to use at!

gDiapers has come out with a new Everyday G's six pack! You'll get 3 orange and 3 vanilla bean gDiapers, including snap in liners and a swish stick. The 6 pack can be found at for $70...But with Candace's coupon code (g1151trino) you'll save an extra $30!! That's 6 gDiapers for only $40!

gDiapers typically sell for $16.99 a piece, so your saving over $60 by using the code above. This offer will end on July 31st! If your curious about gDiapers or have been hesitant to take the plunge, you can learn more at Candace's post about "How To Go Green With Your Poo" HERE!

Thanks for reading, and thanks to Candace for sharing.

Mother Goose

Stroller Humor

Monday, June 29, 2009

Winner: Postcards From the Bump!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that people had such a hard time defining the "Best in Show" stroller for new moms in my Baby Book Giveaway. There are so many strollers out there, with so many wonderful features. I think we're all still waiting for The Stroller with everything you could ever want. (And we might be waiting for a long long time.)

The good news is that while we wait we can talk and obsess and theorize about our favorite strollers. Good thing there really isn't a Best in Show or we'd all be out of an obsession. (And then I'd be eating a LOT more chocolate. Not good.)

I'm happy to announce that the winner of my copy of Postcards From the Bump is....


While we're on the subject of Candace, you should check out her wonderful blog "Deal"ectible Mommies for tons of giveaways and deals.

Candace, please email me at with your address so I can send you this adorable book!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tweet and Win a Stokke Xplory Stroller!

Breaking news! Stokke is giving away an Xplory Basic Stroller (a $1000 value)!!

Here are the details of the giveaway, taken from their site.

**Contest runs from June 22 to June 29, 2009**


1. Tweet your favorite Xplory stroller feature and color. You can see all the colors here--including my favorite Limited Edition 2009 Yellow. And you can choose from these fabulous features:

* It brings your child up from the ground closer to you. This helps create a bond between you and your child.
* It has 2 way facing and 5-position seating features
* It has an adjustable footrest for baby's comfort and support
* It can be used from birth up to 45 lbs
* It can be used as a restaurant highchair
* It's made from automotive-grade materials for safety and durability
* It comes with 3 year warranty.

2. Follow @stokkelovers twitter account

3. Use #stokke hashtag on your posting

The winner will be posted on @stokkelovers twitter account on July 5th, 2009

You can read all my previous posts about the Xplory here. Don't wait--enter this contest. What have you got to lose??

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Yummy Smoothy Recipe

This recipe was *cribbed* from Postcards from the Bump: A Chick's Guide to Getting to Know the Baby in Your Belly. There are several great smoothie recipes...some of them more summer appropriate that the one I picked BUT I am totally and completely obsessed with all things pumpkin and so when I saw this clever pumpkin smoothie recipe I knew I had to share it with you:

Little Pumpkin Smoothie

1 C vanilla soy milk
1 medium banana, sliced
1/4 canned pumpkin
1 dash cinnamon
2 T maple sugar
4 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Sit back and enjoy! Yum!!

Hungry for more? Then enter my Postcards from the Bump Giveaway! It ends tomorrow so don't miss your chance to win!