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Mommy Mojo Event January 17th at Bean Sprouts in Middleton

psmad1.jpgIf you are a local Madison mom, sign up for email updates on Madison MomAppeal so that you can also stay on top of local finds and events for families that have MomAppeal! In fact, do it now after you check out today’s Madison MomAppeal post about the fun Purse-onality night we are having with the girls from Bean Sprouts  and Patricia Shoppe , a hip local boutique, on January 17th.

Mama Jen


January 7, 2008 at 8:39 am 1 comment

Mom Appeal Holiday

new-year.jpgMom Appeal has been quiet lately and that’s because we are busy holiday-ing with our family and friends and doing some behind the scenes tweaks to our site.  We will be in full swing again shortly after the start of 2008 and look forward to that!

Until then, search our site for products, services, businesses, and people that we moms here love!

Wishing you a wonderful end to the year and beginning of another!

December 27, 2007 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

Mommy Mojo at Bean Sprouts

Just a reminder that you have a smidge of time to still reserve a spot at our Spa-la-la-la-la event this Thursday evening at 7pm at Bean Sprouts in Middleton.  See you there!

December 12, 2007 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Luca Bleu carries Yuzzles, a charming boot accessory that completely transforms your baby’s boots into spectacular fashion-wear!


Luca Bleu makes a point of uniting the chicest and finest of finds for mom and baby at one hip website. 

I recently received the Yuzzles, a handmade faux fur boot accessory from Luca Bleu , and they have literally shot up to the number one favorite thing I have for my daughter to wear. 

Yuzzles are a look transforming accessory for Ugg boots, or any boot for that matter!  Mine jazz up a hot pink pair of random snow boots that my daughter still fits in from last year, and my my my, are they ever my favorite things to see her in—she  is equally dazzled by them!  They truly turn her everyday utility snowboot into a high fashion statement- instantly.  Everytime we go out, just about every woman and even a few men, fawn over her boots when she has her Yuzzles on them…she adores the attention, and it makes our outings fun and social!

When they came, they were so beautifully wrapped in tissue paper with the most amazing ribbon AND  a handwritten note which is just how they do it at Luca Bleu—high style, perfect customer service, and a personal touch— hard to find these days!  On their website, they also have a drop down menu of designers they carry so that you can shop by either category or designer which.  Love that feature!

Check out Luca Bleu to find Yuzzles in infant and toddler sizes along with a beautiful little collection of chic items for mom, dad, and child…  Mama Jen

December 10, 2007 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

Mommy Mojo December 13th

Just a note to our local MomAppeal readers to make sure they check out our post on Madison MomAppeal to read about the next Mommy Mojo event at Bean Sprouts that you won’t want to miss…Spa la-la-la-la!!!!

Mama Jen

November 29, 2007 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment

Gift your favorite spice junky some hot sauce from Hot Peppers of Key West!


There are so many people who absolutely adore spicey food and hot sauce.  When looking for a fabulous spicey gift, Hot Peppers of Key West is where you’ll find the selection and the friendly service.

The store and website offer interesting award winning sauces such as Goin’ Bananas Hot sauce that Mike and Tom, the masterminds behind the Key West collection, whipped up! 

There is a Hot Sauce of the Month Club, gift baskets, marinades, condiments and rubs as well. 

Not only are there some hot hot sauces, there are also tons of not so hot sauces that the whole family can enjoy!  So much depth in the sauces here—they are not just tongue burners(of course there are those if you are looking for them)! Great care is taken in choosing which sauces to carry at Hot Peppers of Key West.

PSSST!!  When visiting this store in Key West, bring Mike and Tom some beer to share with you, and they’ll take you on a guided tour of the great products they offer!  My husband and I learned this tip while in Key West, and we had such a fun time in that store!  If like me, you can’t get there anytime soon and you have questions, just call!  They are such knowledgeable and friendly guys!  Mama Jen

November 26, 2007 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

Thanksgiving survival tips that will keep your diet on track!

0015-0710-1813-2151_tn.jpgAnke Johnson has put together some fabulous and reasonable tips for surviving the Thanksgiving meal or meals if your me and have two Thanksgiving dinners to attend!

Have a Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving!

By Anke Johnson

For most of us, Thanksgiving is one of the happiest times of the year. The weather is cool and crisp. The wine is flowing. And we get to enjoy the company of family and friends. What’s not to love?

The only drawback might be the extra weight some people gain during the holiday season. Now, I’m not going to be a Scrooge and tell you to skip your favorite dishes on the 22nd. But here is what I do suggest: Focus on eating more of the healthier foods.

There are many healthy foods to choose from at Thanksgiving. Fill up on the turkey, tomatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, salad, nuts (preferably raw and unsalted), and all the other things that are good for you. Eat slowly and stop when you’re full. You don’t have to miss out on the candied yams (but if they’re not candied, fill up on them as well), stuffing, and dessert, but if you fill up on the healthy stuff, you won’t have much room to overindulge in those less-healthy options.

After dinner, take the kids out on a post dinner walk, before you do the dishes.  The fresh air will invigorate the most tired cook, but most of all you’ll get the much needed blood flow back for proper digestion.

Follow this advice and you just might make it till dark without passing out in a food coma.

Above all, enjoy your holiday!

November 12, 2007 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

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