Archives for February 2010

The Mike Herron Benefit

Mike Herron is an artist, a father, and has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Because of his chemotherapy, Mike has been unable to work. Since he is unable to work, he is also unable to keep up his health insurance. This has put an enormous strain on this beautiful family.

Your friend and mine Dan Rok, @DanBickford, has organized a benefit next weekend. On March 6th at 7pm at Skyloft Galleries in Baltimore, artists and DJs will be taking the stage to raise money to help Mike and his family.

There will be items from local and national contributors for sale, a silent auction, and raffle prizes all night long. If you’re in the Baltimore area, please attend this amazing event. The rest of us can lend a hand by donating to The Mike Herron Benefit. Let’s get behind this family as a community.



Sew Krazy: Let’s Make Sock Monkeys!

Thursday, Feb. 25th, at 8pm EST on Sew Krazy… We’re making sock monkeys! I am so excited for this project! I’m doing it by request from a dedicated viewer. If you have a show idea or would like to be a guest… drop me a line! (

Special thanks to Rebecca at hoffeeandanuffin on Etsy. She lent me some expert advice!

ALSO: Not so crafty? Check out Stacey Jean… She’s given you 20% off sock monkey kits! The kits require no machine, just stuff and assemble! Code: MOMTV

Tutorial Link: (Thank You to The Web Goddess) *Note: I would not sew up the stuffing hole until the end.

Supplies You’ll Need:

Needle and thread
Sewing machine
A pair of clean… FUN… socks
Two buttons
A bit of yarn
Polyfill fiber
Straight edge
Decorative ribbon

See you there!


Wordless Wednesday: Caption Fun

@childhood and @peasandbananas mingling at a recent Phoenix Tweet Up…
How would you caption this photo?

Amazing Project from @ShibaGuyz

If you missed Sew Krazy live on MomTV last night… you missed a doozy! My special guest was Shannon, half of the male knitting duo, Shiba Guyz. After all of my normal rambling… Shannon taught us how to crochet a rug using an old sheet!

Supplies needed:

One flat twin sheet

A sharp pair of scissors

A size Q crochet hook

Follow Shannon and Jason on Twitter @ShibaGuyz. Want to see their crafty wares for sale? Check out their Etsy shop!

Be sure to tune in next week (Thursday 8pm EST) for a fun sock monkey tutorial!

Special Old Navy Offer for Childhood Readers

For the next several weeks… Childhood readers will be blessed with a special offer from Old Navy! I am giving away 10 click and print coupons for you to use between Feb 12th-18th!

Here is Old Navy’s special Item of the Week:

Give your wardrobe a flirty flair that’s easy to wear. Women’s ruffle V-Neck tops are the latest Old Navy Item of the Week. They come in easy, essential colors that go with anything. They’re $8 (Reg. $16.50) from 2/12 – 2/18. Have fun with the Women’s ruffle V-Neck top.

WIN: To enter… tell me where you would wear your Old Navy Ruffle V-Neck Top!
Contest closes Tuesday Feb. 9th at midnight EST.

And now for the small print:

  • Coupons are valid for a limited time only. Old Navy, M80, and Childhood cannot replace a coupon that was not redeemed in the correct time frame.
  • Once the coupon is distributed, the winner assumes full responsibility for any costs associated with their purchases.
  • These are only one-time use coupons. Once redeemed, code is no longer valid and cannot be used again.
  • The individual code should not be shared with nor used by multiple users. If a Sales Associate advises that code is not working, customer should ask them to key in the alpha-numeric code under the barcode (if the code is valid, and it’s just a question of the barcode reader having issue with the print quality of the code, then keying in should work – unless it’s already been redeemed then it will come up as invalid).

    *M80 contacted Childhood on behalf of Old Navy. I am allowed to withhold one of the coupons for myself… should I choose to do so. This particular week… I’m sharing them all. Yay!

Eden Fantasys… More Than Just Naughty Toys

Sex and the sponsor… there’s been a slightly taboo buzz in the mommy blogging world. Before you cast stones and pass judgement… I’ve not been sponsored by Eden Fantasys. That’s not to say I wouldn’t like to be. I have written for them. I have tried their products and I am here to tell you that Eden Fantasys is more than just naughty toys.

First of all… there is SexIs. It’s both a print magazine and online magazine that features content on health, shopping, society, and yes… sex. There are steamy stories for those boring days at the office too. At the office?! Yes… There’s even a column written by the beloved Bloggess.

Then there’s the blog, Eden Cafe. Stop in and stay a while! There are plenty of informative and humorous posts. Take a fun poll. Give your personal opinion on a variety of topics. Eden Cafe is one of the most interactive blogs I’ve ever read. And fun to boot!

There are even forums at Eden Fantasys. With more topics then I could ever list… you’re bound to find something to give your two cents on! I find that forums are especially helpful when you have a question. Not just any question… but a question that’s too embarrassing for you to just blurt out. I promise you… you’ll find the answer on the forums.

Why am I telling you all this? Because I just finished a fun… yet informative article on MomActive about the health benefits of sex. I wrote this article in conjunction with a review courtesy of Eden Fantasys. Check it out! Enjoy! Blush! It’s ok!

Want to WIN a $25 gift certificate to Eden Fantasys? Leave me a comment about your favorite Eden Fantasys community feature!

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*much love*