Sunday, March 1, 2009

Super Sunday - What a Wonderful World (Wide Web)...

Today's Super Sunday is all about some of my favorite online finds! I love blogging, shopping online, cruising the internet for support as a MoM and looking for tips, tricks and tools to help me simplify my life.

In the last few weeks, I have discovered a few great websites. They are:

'mommytrackd' is a great website for moms who work outside the home. It has great community groups and forums and a wonderful on-line store full of great organizational tools and cute gear (pssst! search for promo codes online because they are STACKABLE! I used 3 different promo codes on my order and got it for almost half price!).

I got a few things here including the doorganizer - to help me remember my keys, phone, etc., in the morning, and the 'eat sheet' to help with meal planning and grocery lists, and a dayplanner. I also got the cute little 'see Mom work' mousepad for my office desk. It makes me smile everytime I look at it.

There are wonderful writers on the 'mommytrackd' site who write regular columns about their experiences and observations. Among them, Christie Mellor who wrote The Three Martini Play Date and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor who wrote Sippy Cups are not for Chardonnay and Naptime is the New Happy Hour.

There are also lots of fun forums where other moms write in and share their post-baby career experiences. Issues like work-life balance, keeping up with male colleagues, organizing your life, taking extended leaves, and rejoining the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom are all addressed with sensitivity and laughter. If you are a mom working outside the home or a stay-at-home mom thinking about rejoining the work force, I highly recommend this site.

The other two sites, 'mabel's labels' and 'the organized parent' are fantastic as well...

I ordered some 'mama cards' from mabel's labels. They are like business cards for moms - they'll be great for handing out at Gymboree class, kid's parties and other family oriented functions where I want to exchange info, but don't want to go around handing out my business card. I can't wait for them to come in. Below is a picture of the sample - just to give you an idea.(Note: You can only use one promo code at a time on this website, but I have it on good authority that the ability to 'stack' multiple promotion codes is coming to Mabel's soon.)

I found 'the organized parent' website by searching for the 'Life.doc' organizer that was out of stock on 'mommytrackd'. (I ordered it - I'll let you know how it is when it comes in...)

I ordered a few other things from this website in addition to the 'Life.doc' organizer - a babysitter info pad, and a childcare info book to fill out and leave in your home for caregivers, etc...I am anxiously waiting fot the items to come in. I love getting organized. It makes me feel accomplished to look around and see so much done at the end of the day.

To that end, I hope you guys enjoy checking out these sites. Be sure and let me know what you think...I have had a long day of organizing and planning for the week and I am wiped out, so I am signing off for now. Tomorrow, I will blog about today's humorous adventures in organization and efficiency (with pictures). Stay Tuned!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Love those sites...

And love Stefanie Wilder's books and blog, too. Have you seen it? The link is on my blog if you want to...check out my post from yesterday.

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