Thursday, December 31, 2009

@FutureMama Loves Her Prego Planner

The entrepreneurs and business leaders of today have been convinced that social media is a “must” when growing their business. Therefore, the Prego Planner has a Facebook page and we can also be found on Twitter (BountyBug). And though I’m still in the process of mastering LinkedIn, I know I will get there sooner or later.

Out of the three listed above, I find Twitter to be the most interesting. I love how you can make some really wonderful and interesting “cyber friends” via Twitter. And before you know it, you know more about the lives of your cyber friends than you do about the lives of your very own neighbor living right next door.

One of the very first people I started following on Twitter was @FutureMama. Though under a different name when I began following her, I immediately fell in love with her tweets and blog posts concerning her thoughts, fears and desires of one day becoming an expectant mother. In October 2009, @FutureMama became pregnant and you can follow her very wonderful, popular, transparent, and honest voyage of pregnancy at

If you visit her blog today, you will see that @FutureMama is a BIG fan of the Prego Planner with nothing but amazing things to say…such as, “I literally squealed when I got it.” She is also giving her readers a chance to win a Prego Planner of their choice. The contest ends tomorrow on January 1, 2010 (Wow…did I just type the year 2010?) so hurry on over and join the journey with @FutureMama and her sweet Spawnie. See more at

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Love and Twinkle

Christmas music playing softly in the background, coffee brewing, apple cider on the stove top, monkey bread baking in the oven, and the tree loaded down with a trail of presents that Santa left behind. I was the last to bed and the first to rise…anticipating the look and words of my 3 year old when he first saw what Santa was able to shove down the chimney.

Nearly 30 minutes later as I strolled through the house making sure everything was perfectly in place, the family began to arise and arrive. Not only was my 3 year old thrilled at the sight of what Santa had left behind, but to my surprise, my 1 year old was just as excited. As family continued to arrive Christmas morning and the packages multiplied, I realized that I could never be more blessed than I was at that very moment.

I was very proud of Santa this year for being creative with his (her) selection and not falling for the “toy of the year” gimmick. You know…the one where they only allow ONE per customer because they are in such high demand. Nope…didn’t even give it a second thought. (Though as a Mompreneur, I will confess my jealousy of those who are able to create and market a product that becomes the “hot and most wanted” item of the season.)

As all of Santa’s gifts had been opened and they boys had moved on to the gifts from their amazing and gracious grandparents, I suddenly noticed a hamster scrambling across the piles of wrapping paper on our living room floor! Quick – someone grab a net and catch that critter that is mooing at me like a cow and crowing like a rooster! Wait…that’s not what I think it is…is it? Oh no! There goes another…and he just honked at me as if I had cut him off in the middle of 5:00 pm Friday traffic! It couldn’t be. Not a Zhu Zhu Pet…and not TWO Zhu Zhu pets. Not in my home! But it was true. There was a loving grandmother in the house who made sure that her grandsons had the most wanted and most popular gift of the season.

So while Love, Twinkle (our Zhu Zhus) and the boys are catching a nap, I am making a slight change to my list of the “Top Five People I Would Like To Interview”. And moving in at #5 is…(drum roll please……) The Makers of the Zhu Zhu Pet. As a Mompreneur, I know what you mean when you say, “I have a great idea and I want to take it to market.” But tell me Mr. Zhu Zhu, how in the world were you able to market a hamster that moos, crows, honks and snores into being the most wanted gift of the season? I am honest to goodness happy for your success (and yes…a little jealous), but would you mind to tell me who does your marketing team consist of and do you mind if I borrow them? I know they could do wonders for the Prego Planner!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Babyluxe {daily} Product Review

I have to admit, I’m plum worn out. I would love to say that I find it very simple to be a mom of two very young and beautiful boys while being an amazing wife to my loving husband while trying to get my business off the ground and keeping my home in order. However, it just isn’t easy…it is exhausting.

At times, it’s easy to think that something has to give. Yesterday, however, I received notice that Babyluxe {daily} had posted a review on our products; and after reading the article, it confirmed once again why I am doing this “small business thing”.

About the Prego Planner, Babyluxe said,

“You will not find anything like this planner in the book stores…this is truly unique, filled to the brim with pages of essential ‘checklists’ and planning tools!”

“If you’ve tried other planners and were not happy I’m positive you’ll find what you need with this one!”

Checkout everything Babyluxe {daily} has to say about the Prego Planner and Tot Tag at While your there, look for the special code that will score you a FREE Tot Tag of your choice with any Prego Planner offer.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Grand Holiday Giveaway

Braelyn Bounty Bug and the Prego Planner are very excited to be a part of the 2009 Babyluxe {daily} Grand Holiday Giveaway at! Go check it out!

You will be amazed at the prize packages available. There are packages that contain items for everyone in your life from your children, to your husband, to your best friend to the expecting lady in your life. With 15 ways to enter, your chances of becoming a winner are good. Head on over to, pick your favorite prize package and enter to win!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

An American Soldier

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a letter to a soldier from my family!

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving. I don’t know about you, but I had so much gobble it made me wobble. I’m glad it’s over with because that means it’s Christmas time! Yay! Our home has been decorated for three weeks now so I’m thrilled!

So my oldest is now three years old and it is becoming more and more important that I teach him the real meaning of Christmas. Therefore, I am attempting to involve him in as many “giving” activities as I can. We started with filling a shoe box full of goodies and necessities for both a little girl and a little boy. My son had an amazing time filling the boxes as we ran up and down the aisles of Target. If it were up to him, we would have thrown a set of patio furniture in the box, but lucky for me it wouldn’t fit! It was easy to get carried away, but I tried to keep us focused picking up toothbrushes, toothpaste, brushes, etc. and of course the “required” crayons and coloring books, trains, and cars. He had a blast putting the boxes together and once they were filled, we held hands and prayed over the boxes as well as for the children that would receive them.

Keeping the momentum going, today we created two homemade Christmas cards to be sent to American soldiers (see image above). I quickly found out that a one year old doesn’t necessarily want to trace his hand without grabbing the pen and a three year old can easily get “glue stick happy”. Though it took longer than expected, and I wanted to keep them to add to our “art” pile, I can’t wait for the boys to place them in the mailbox and wish them off. I hope the soldier who opens these cards finds them as precious and special as I do.

…Next on our list are stockings for the homeless.

If you and your family would like to send a Christmas card to an American Soldier, please address them to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

All letters must be postmarked by December 10.