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Skype Mother’s Day Video Greetings

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Skype Mother's Day Video Chat

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and while I am lucky to live five minutes from my mom, many of my friends mother’s live in another state or even another country.  No matter where your mother is though, Skype can help you send her love on Mother’s Day via a video chat and video message.  A video chat is so much more personal than just sending a card.  I do recommend sending Mom flowers, but a video chat will make her day!

How to prepare for your Skype Mother’s Day Video Chat:

  • Tell your Mom what time you will be calling on Mother’s Day.
  • Have your Mom download and set up Skype on her computer at least one day before the call.
  • Tell your kids ahead of time that you are going to call Grandma and tell her happy Mother’s Day.
  • Ask your kids if they have anything special they’d like to show Grandma or tell her while on the chat.
  • Create and rehearse a special Mother’s Day poem or song for Grandma.
  • Call your Mom at the specified time and enjoy the video chat!

Send Mom a Mother’s Day message via Skype’s ‘Mom, you rock’ Facebook application

Alternatively or in addition to a Skype video chat with your Mom on Mother’s Day, you can create a fun and unique message for her by visiting Skype’s Mom You Rock Facebook page.   Skype is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering a free video greeting card through their Mom You Rock Facebook page.

Mom You Rock is a charity campaign organized by Skype. For every ‘Mom, You Rock‘ video message that is sent, $1 will go to Save the Children’s Global Action Fund in support of the new MomsTheWord.org campaign.


Skype Mother's Day messagesUsing Skype’s Mom You Rock application you can create a special video message for a mom in your life in about ten minutes.  Say more than you can on a greeting card and best of all, Mom will see your expressions, emotion, and just how much you love her, in your message!  Your mom will need to be on Facebook in order to send her a special Mom You Rock message.  After you click on the Say ‘Mom, you rock’ image on the Facebook page, you will be prompted to choose a Facebook friend (your mom) to send the video greeting to.  Next, choose from three rockin’ songs to feature in your video message.  Last, personalize your Mom, you rock video with short messages like “Happy Mother’s Day”, “We Love You!” and more.  Then send or schedule!

Here is the Mother’s Day Skype message that I created for my mom:


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Alicia Hagan, Editor

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Skype. I received Skype credits to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Q2: Wifi Radio makes a great Mother’s Day gift!

Q2 Wifi RadioIs mom tired of interference and bother with antennas? A great gift for mom is the Q2 WiFi radio this coming Mother’s Day. Regardless of a wireless router or mobile hotspot, the radio can pick up signals from any source emitting wireless frequencies. The WiFi radio is a four-inch square, which is relatively compact compared to larger radios. Also, the Q2 comes in five vibrant colors, such as purple, to bring out Mom’s smile on Mother’s Day.

With crystal-clear CD-quality audio, mothers can enjoy smooth sound unlike traditional distorted radio. Additionally, crystal-clear CD-quality audio provides mothers the opportunity to play music to their kids. Busy mothers do not want added stress, even from technology. Therefore, the Q2 coming in vibrant colors allows the user to control the radio through motion without any buttons.

An advantage of the Wi-Fi radio is a stereo headphone jack for personal listening in crystal-clear audio. The compact radio is great for traveling because of rechargeable batteries. The fitness class instructor mother can use it in the gym. Or, mothers can enjoy their favorite station at home.

Does you or your mom enjoy podcasts?  I love listening to podcasts.  The Q2 has access to podcasts over Wi-Fi.  Additionally, mothers have access to over 15,000 stations including podcasts. Not to mention, no paid subscription or fees are required to access radio over Wi-Fi. Thus, mothers can enjoy music, news, sports and faith anywhere while they are in a Wi-Fi network.

Grown-up kids should get the Q2 Wifi Radio for their mother as a Mother’s Day gift and Moms like myself can ask that our own children gift us a Q2 for upcoming Mother’s Day.. right?

You can buy a Q2 Wifi radio for about $120 on Amazon.com here.

Learn more about Q2 Wifi radio on the Q2 website.

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Alicia Hagan, Editor

Disclaimer: I received an equivalent product to review for purposes of this article.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Mother’s Day Gift: Personalized Jewelry from Jewlr.com {Coupon Code}

If you’re looking for a little glimmer and shine for Mother’s Day, look no further than Jewlr.com‘s impressive selection of beautiful pieces. From personalized rings and necklaces to customizable bangles, Jewlr.com is certain to have something perfect for yourself, your mom, wife or other special woman in your life. Special deals are available right now on some of the most gorgeous jewelry with many customization options to add a touch of your personality. With each piece of personalized jewelry you can make endless combinations of sparkling stones and elegant engravings.

Double interlocked hearts Mother's Day ring from Jewlr.com
Double Interlocked Hearts Mother's Ring with my kids names

For yourself if you are a mom, or the mother of your children if you are a dad, consider Jewlr.com’s unique double interlocked hearts ring. I recently received the ring above.  When my kids saw the ring they were both thrilled to see their names on the ring.  They feel so special.. as they should!  This breathtaking piece of personalized jewelry featuring two gems in a pair of heart-shaped settings, gives you full freedom to customize. Select the birthstone of your kids and engrave it with their names to make it truly yours. Finally, select a 16-character word or phrase as an optional engraving.  If you are a dad or partner, this beautiful piece will thrill the mother of your children and show your appreciation for her.
This type of jewelry is not the extent of Jewlr.com’s stock. Choose a family heart necklace that displays all the birthstones and names of your children. Complete your new look by buying a customized bracelet with your favorite stones. Whatever you purchase, your are sure to love it.

Jewlr.comJewlr.com will help bring an end to your search for a personalized gift for your loved one. With Jewlr.com’s interactive website, you can add special touches to your jewelry with just a few clicks of your mouse. Options include text engraving, metal choices and customized gemstones. For Mother’s Day, consider engraving one of Jewlr.com’s bracelets with the names of all your children… or ask your husband or family member to do it for you!  Select from a collection of fair-trade stones for your perfect look. Choose from genuine or synthetic birthstones or opt for Swarovski zirconia. You will be able to preview your own unique design before it’s shipped to you. As a special bonus, shipping is free throughout the continental United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Mother’s Day is fast approaching, do not delay your order.

All customers receive a beautiful pendant as a free gift from Jewlr.com when they make a purchase!

Enter for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Jewlr.com through their Facebook page contest.

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Get 15% off your order when you use promo code MOMMYINSIDER2012

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Alicia Hagan, Editor


Disclaimer: I received free product for review purposes.  All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

New! Mother’s Day Coupon Code: 25% off at Craig Taylor High-End Women’s Shirts

Craig Taylor coupon code offerWho/What: Craig Taylor designs an exclusive line of high-end women’s button-ups, shirt dresses, tunics and knits available in regular and plus sizes. Available in Neiman Marcus and other fine retailers.

Offer: Get a 25% discount on all full priced shirts at craigtaylorshirts.com for the entire month of May.
Exclusive to “The Mommy Insider” readers. Free 60 day shipping and returns.


Offer expires: May 31st, 2011

Notes: Valid on Full Priced “Craig Taylor Shirts” only.

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The Mother of all Giveaways – We’re giving away a Mother’s Day prize package valued at over $300

A winner was chosen – Congratulations Linda!

I know what you’re thinking.. you don’t want to ask your husband for a Mother’s Day gift because it’s just a strange thing to do.  Right?  Or not?  There’s been a lot of hype about mothers asking their husband’s for a gift for Mother’s Day and I understand.. sort of.  My husband and I give each other a card but occasionally he’ll surprise me with a gift on Mother’s Day as I will do for him on Father’s Day.  I think that Mother’s Day gifts are best given by children to their own mother’s, not necessarily between husband and wife.  Anyway.. enough of what I think.

You still deserve something nice for Mother’s Day and…

We are giving one lucky reader the Mother of all Giveaways including these amazing gifts:

Lexli Skincare Starter KitLexli Skincare Starter Kit – $84

Lexli’s 30-Day Starter Kit is an easy, inexpensive way to try our skincare line and make sure it’s right for you. Each kit provides a month’s supply of products featured as a part ofLexli’s Simple 4-Step System. Included in the travel-friendly kit is: Aloe-Based Cleansing Lotion (2 oz.), Aloe-Based AloeGlyC® Renewing Exfoliant (0.50 oz.), Aloe-Based Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 for Normal to Dry Skin (0.50 oz.), Aloe-Based Tone and Balance (2 oz), Aloe-Based Night Moisturizer (0.5 oz). www.lexli.com.

Le Baby Hair Gel – $9.95


Spotted recently in the West Village were Sarah Jessica Parkerand Matthew Broderick with their daughters, Marion and Tabitha.  However, instead of SJP turning heads as usual with her unparalleled style, were her daughters, rocking their edgy new hair do’s!   Setting the trend at a young age, the adorable one year olds, are strolling around and working the “spiked hair look.”  (Image to the right is from the New York Post)Help your tyke be a trendsetter on the playground or at daycare by using Le Baby Hair Gel, a product designed for kids that is free of sulfates, fragrances and harsh chemicals.   The lightweight formula makes it easy to spike hair, tackle unwanted fly-aways and tame after-nap hair.  For more information, visit www.lebabyinc.com.


Envyderm Lash RegrowthEnvyderm Lash Regrowth Serum – $99.95

We all know the wonders of mascara well; in fact, most of us feel naked without it. But breakage, thinning and damaging of the lashes are mascara’s little known drawbacks.  Fortunately, EnvyDerm, a groundbreaking new nonprescription formula eyelash growth serum is here for our eyebatting rescue.
“Through meticulous research and development, scientific advances, professional expertise and the understanding of a customer’s well-being, EnvyDerm is changing the world of beauty,” says Nadia Smith, President and Founder of EnvyDerm. “At EnvyDerm, we provide consumers with the best eyelash care products to enhance their natural beauty.”  One should begin to see the lash line becoming thicker, fuller and healthier looking in as little as 2 weeks!  In a clinical study, users saw a 25 percent increase in eyelash length during this period.  www.envyderm.com

Beanstalk SnackTimeBeanstalk Express Snack Time Survival Kit – $49.95

Welcome to Beanstalk Express, the home of the world’s first snacktivity game, The SnackTime survival kit. At Beanstalk Express, we’re parents too!  And like you, we also envisioned raising fruit-and-veggie loving eaters, avoiding processed foods and “just saying no!” to drive through windows!  But then something happened along the way … We had kids! After enduring the preschool battles with picky eaters and around-the-clock requests for sweets and goodies, we realized what was missing when it comes to inspiring our kids with healthy habits that will last …Food marketers have been making junk food fun for decades. So what if we made healthy choices just as much fun?  We decided to try it … and it worked! When you empower children with the ability to make their own choices, amazing things happen!  At Beanstalk Express, we make healthy fun!  And in the process, they become habit! www.beanstalkexpress.com

The Bar MethodThe Bar Method DVD & Onesie – $20

Master teacher Lee Potter in her third trimester with twins adds her own special wit and playfulness to the Bar Method’s pre-natal workout, a long-standing and popular class at its flagship studio in San Francisco. Lee leads you through this 45-minute long series of gentle, safe and challenging moves, including free-weight work, thigh exercises, standing seat-work, and abdominal strengthening exercises performed while propped up on pillows. Lee’s fellow performers are Hannah Blue, co-owner of the Downtown San Francisco studio and Lauren Dunning, a teacher at the Downtown San Francisco studio, both appearing in this DVD in their second trimester. As Lee puts it, this DVD “will help you feel strong during your pregnancy..www.barmethod.com


The Book “My Beautiful Mommy” – $19.95

My Beautiful Mommy

Young children are naturally curious – they’re full of questions and excited to learn about the world they live in.  However, as times change, children’s curiosities have addressed more complex and sensitive issues, often at younger ages.  In today’s American culture, more than ever, answers can increasingly be found in children’s books.  Everything from divorce and global warming to potty habits and how to deal with a death in the family, children’s books have tackled it all.  Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a Miami board-certified plastic surgeon and father of four, has taken the reins on a very hot topic and wrote “My Beautiful Mommy,” the first ever children’s book that addresses plastic surgery. www.mybeautifulmommy.com

Dermacyte Eye Complex – Price: $95

Dermacyte Eye Complex

Dermacyte Oxygenating Eye Complex is a smooth, delicate treatment to refresh, hydrate and restore the appearance of youth to your eye contour area. It is designed to enhance the skin’s hydration, elasticity and smoothness while protecting it against environmental stress. Dermacyte Oxygenating Eye Complex is a gentle marriage of modern technology and nourishing emollients extracted from avocado essence, oat kernel, sunflower oil, the calming High Ash, a tree indigenous to European forests rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and seeds from the Pacific Northwest Meadowfoam plant among other nurturing ingredients. It provides a lightweight solution with its patented technology, a powerful oxygen-carrier developed to infuse oxygen for a fresher appearance and overall improved complexion.  It immediately imparts a cool, moisturizing effect while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These effects along with skin brightening and anti-irritating benefits deliver a lighter and healthier feel to your skin. www.dermacyteUS.com

How to enter the giveaway:

To enter, leave a comment below telling me why you want to win.  Would the prize be for you, your mother, a friend?  Which prize is most exciting to you and why?

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18+ only.  No P.O. boxes. Entries accepted until 11:59 May 8th, 2011.

Extra entries:

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor