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name:mod*mom
occupation:full-time mom + wife
interests:mod, modern, futuristic + space-age design, technology, music, books, blogs + adventures
resides:sixties vintage prefab in silicon valley between yahoo + google since summer 2005, but we lived in a tiny apartment in oakland,ca before that
contact:~mod*mom~



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11.29.2007


please enter my fabulous holiday giveaways!


avalisa :: mod wool rug + 3 memory games $360

modern dose :: groovy panton "s" chair $245
dyson :: 3 space-age handheld root 6 vacuums $450
roxio :: 10 digital media editing + publishing suites $1000
fabulous stationery :: personalized stationery $250
preserve, skinfree, simplefood, pacific shaving, ferro ::
3 environment + allergy friendly gift baskets $300+
conservation international :: 3 gift cards $300


giveaway winners: stay tuned for names of 19 winners (maybe YOU!)....
nurseryworks :: mod mini sleepytime rocker $325
collins :: 10 retro skills books for girls + boys $250
puj :: 5 gorgeous + cleverly designed baby slings $250
method home products :: 3 holiday gift baskets $120

by ~mod*mom~ at 29.11.07 ©


11.28.2007



mod*mom giveaway :: 10 digital media editing + publishing suites $1000

roxio, the leader in digital media software, launched Easy Media Creator™ 10 suite of digital media applications that enables consumers to quickly + easily turn their photos, video + music into impressive multi-media projects to share + save on cd, dvd, online or a range of mobile devices. Easy Media Creator® 10 will be available in retail stores worldwide + is available today at
roxio.com for $99.99 + they're giving away 10 suites to mod*mom readers!

Easy Media Creator is the ideal complement to Windows Vista. it's easier than ever to manage digital content, whether burning a dvd or uploading videos to YouTube. creator 10 captures internet + pc audio streams + converts media files for easy playback on popular mobile devices, like the iPhone or Zune, + synchronizes media between the desktop + portable devices such as iPods, BlackBerrys, PSPs, + has unrivaled video editing power offered in 32-track timeline, complete with batch video-segment removal, timeline markers, + automatic tools for correcting color or removing background noise. select the music + it is automatically added + adjusted to fit the length of the production. send the finished project to YouTube with 1 click.

to enter to win an Easy Media Creator™ 10 suite of digital media applications, tell me in the comments, which features are your favorites + why?
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
if you have a blog or website, please link to mod*mom (get code),
before midnight, wednesday december 19

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.11.07 © 120 comments




mod*mom giveaway alert :: lg appliances $30,000
i love
lg + i'm happy they asked me to tell mod*mom readers about their
"life is good" home video contest.


vote for the
lg's video contest finalists on youtube here today!
mod*tot + i picked this video as our favorite, but we didn't look at all 800+
vote for your favorites!

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.11.07 ©




karim rashid has a new color menorah

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.11.07 © 3 comments


11.26.2007





mod*mom editorial
:: ratings + parental controls for family game systems

many of our kids have video games + game consoles on their wish lists.
video games are the easiest entertainment products for parents to control.
learn to set up parental controls for your family's game systems at esrb.org.

esrb (entertainment software rating board)
ratings are on game packages,
+ provide information about the age-appropriateness + content of games. parental control features on video game consoles allow us to configure the systems to limit children's access to games based on their
esrb ratings.
the front of game boxes display an
esrb rating symbol ranging from EC (early childhood 3+) to AO (adults only 18+). on the back, are content descriptions. you can also set up parental control features on the new generation of game consoles: microsoft xbox 360, nintendo wii + sony playstation 3.

sit with your children + play the games with them + use
esrb ratings to keep your children's video game play appropriate to their age + maturity.

by ~mod*mom~ at 26.11.07 © 4 comments






mod*mom giveaway :: 3 conservation international gift cards $300

i have a degree in environmental science, + as a mother + cancer survivor, i'm very interested in preserving biodiversity, habitats + the environment.
there are many medicinal properties in plants we rely on, new beneficial chemicals are being discovered + developed all the time, + we depend on them to make oxygen from co2. hopefully, we can slow + repair some of the damage we've already done to our forests, oceans, jungles + deserts.

"conservation international's mission is to conserve the earth's living natural heritage, our global biodiversity + to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature." i looked them up on charity watchdog + they got 4 stars as an efficient charity (for the last 10 years, more than 85% of funds raised go directly to conservation programs).

to enter to win a conservation international gift card, tell me in the comments, which animals + habitats are you most interested in saving?
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday december 17

by ~mod*mom~ at 26.11.07 © 56 comments




mod*mom giveaway :: 3 environment + allergy friendly gift baskets $300+

i LOVE products that are good for the environment + don't cause allergies.
i'm happy these companies are donating products for mod*mom readers:

preserve tableware (recycled, reusable, recyclable plates, cups + cutlery)

pacific shaving all natural shave oil (400 shaves in a 2 ounce bottle!)

ferrocosmetics mineral makeup set

skinfree body products gift set (balms, butters, moisture spritz + soap)

simplefood organic soynut butter (chocolate, cinnamon, sea salt + sweet)

to enter to win an environment + allergy friendly gift basket, tell me in the comments, what do you like most about these products, colors + flavors?
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday december 17

by ~mod*mom~ at 26.11.07 © 122 comments


11.24.2007


january 2008, 12 new models of blythe dolls licensed by hasbro will be on the market!!!

"In 1972, an extraordinary event took place; a unique new doll appeared on the scene. She had a kooky, kicky look, and each time you pulled her string her eyes would change color and she would "look" in a different direction! Her name was BLYTHE™ and those lucky enough to add her to their collection knew they had a doll like no other! But, then BLYTHE dolls disappeared from the fashion doll world after a single year! Now, the long awaited third collectible doll replica with brunette hair and red patterned reproduction dress design is here! What an opportunity for collectors! Today, original BLYTHE dolls sell for thousands of dollars on the secondary market and collectors clamor for her the world over."

thank you so much to lala of lala-a-go-go for the tip to this affordable blythe :D
i'm so excited that mod*tot is getting her very own real brunette blythe from santa :)
(holy cow, i saw an original 1972 blythe for sale on ebay today for $3,500!)

by ~mod*mom~ at 24.11.07 © 8 comments


11.22.2007

i think this turkey is so cute! i'm going to ask mod*tot to make one for me.

pic at:nursery

by ~mod*mom~ at 22.11.07 © 4 comments



happy thanksgiving! thanks for visiting!

by ~mod*mom~ at 22.11.07 © 3 comments


11.18.2007
avalisa :: mod wool rug + 3 memory games $360

puj :: 5 gorgeous + cleverly designed baby slings $250

collins :: 10 retro skills books for girls + boys $250

modern dose :: groovy panton "s" chair $245

fabulous stationery :: personalized stationery $250

dyson :: 3 space-age handheld root 6 vacuums $450

please enter my holiday giveaways totaling
$1800 in fabulous prizes!

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.11.07 ©


11.17.2007
mod*mom editorial :: breast cancer charities :: where's the money going?

a safeway stores representative contacted me to write on mod*mom about safeway raising $16 million for breast cancer research + awareness last month, partially from melissa ethridge cd sales in their 1740 stores.
i wanted to know where the money is going + responded with this email:
"thank you for the info on safeway + melissa etheridge raising funds.
as a breast cancer survivor, i'm keenly interested in this topic.
i'm also very interested in where all that money is going specifically.
can you please ask safeway where the research funds are donated to?
i'd like to include that in my post about their fundraising.
an increasing # of women, like myself, are questioning where the tremendous amount of funds raised are specifically going, when they buy "pink products" + participate in fundraising races. "research" is too vague. can they please specify some organizations + projects?"

she responded with the following excerpt from their press release:
"During the past six years, Safeway's annual breast cancer campaign has raised more than $40 million to fund major cancer research programs at major research institutions and hospitals in the North America, including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the University of California at San Francisco, and the University of California at Los Angeles. The company also supports information and awareness raising organizations such as Susan G. Komen Foundation and the breast cancer information website
breastcancer.org "

"Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $40.2 billion in 2006."

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while safeway has added some organic produce + products in some stores,
i wish
safeway would edit it's overall product selection. safeway is causing health problems with the junk they sell. they could improve the general population's health by not offering sodas, cigarettes, hormone/antibiotic laden dairy + meat products, + sugary, salty, hydrogenated, processed, artificially flavored + colored refined foods.

you can read independent ratings, reports + research on charities at
charity watchdog , give.org + charity navigator.

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.11.07 © 3 comments


11.16.2007


mod*mom giveaway :: 3 dyson vacuums $450



i'm mesmerized by these space age handheld dyson root 6 vacuums.
dyson is offering mod*mom readers 3 of them just in time for the holidays.

to enter to win a futuristic dyson root 6 vacuum, tell me in the comments,
"what are your favorite
features or design elements of the root 6 + why?"
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday december 17

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.11.07 © 346 comments







mod*mom blog button for pals :: please cut/paste the html to your page.
this will create a link to mod*mom, so you can remember to visit me :)

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.11.07 © 13 comments


11.15.2007
NotinMyCart.org


mod*mom editorial :: imported toys, food + drug safety

we need a stronger consumer product safety commission
(CPSC) to keep unsafe toys out of stores, + a stronger food + drug administration (FDA) to protect us from unsafe food + drug imports. only 1% of imported toys, food + drugs are inspected. foreign manufacturers risk incurring our weak penalties, because they know there's a 99% chance they won't get caught. toy, food + drug recalls are now "voluntary" on the part of foreign manufacturers, that's why they are able to make toys with lead + sell them in america to compete with strictly inspected american made products.
(here's an additional
video from the sierra club)
  • 80% of toys are made in china
  • 25 million+ toys were recalled this year (many for lead paint)
  • 15 CPSC inspectors at ports nationwide inspect all imported products
notinmycart.org

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.11.07 © 5 comments






mod*mom giveaway :: personalized mod holiday notecards $250

i'm on the lookout for holiday cards + i love these at fabulous stationery.
fabulous stationery is offering 5 lucky mod*mom readers $50 in cards!

to enter to win personalized mod notecards, tell me in the comments,
"what are your favorite holiday styles at
fabulous stationery + why?"
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday december 3

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.11.07 © 115 comments


11.14.2007
mod*mom giveaways :: reminder + winners

enter these fabulous giveaways:

avalisa :: mod wool rug + 3 memory games $360

puj :: 5 baby slings $250

collins :: 10 books for girls + boys $250

modern dose :: panton "s" chair $245

winners: stay tuned, i'll be back with 4 lucky winners...

nurseryworks :: mod mini rocking chair $325

method home :: 3 holiday gift baskets $120

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.11.07 ©


11.11.2007

mod*mom giveaway :: vernor panton "S" chair! $245


moderndose dose owner estela lugo is a mother of a newborn + a toddler,
+ she's an interior designer who wants to make modern design accessible.

moderndose dose is giving a lucky mod*mom reader a mod panton S chair, designed in 1968! vernor panton is one of my favorite designers + i love modern dose's chair selection (do you need new dining room chairs for thanksgiving? modern dose is having a buy 1 S chair, get 1 FREE sale too).

to enter to win a groovy vernor panton S chair in color of your choice, tell me in the comments, "what are your modern dose favorites + why?"
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, wednesday december 5

by ~mod*mom~ at 11.11.07 © 140 comments




i'm listening to luxuria music free internet radio + you should too!

by ~mod*mom~ at 11.11.07 © 3 comments








gay purreee with judy garland + robert goulet, inspired by moderncat

via monimania

by ~mod*mom~ at 11.11.07 © 0 comments


11.10.2007

we're going dancing at pip squeak a go-go in san francisco
i love these rock flower dolls with "exciting now fashions"

by ~mod*mom~ at 10.11.07 © 3 comments


11.09.2007

i'm going to be a lab rat in a research study at ucsf cancer center today.
have a nice weekend!
pic: wardomatic

by ~mod*mom~ at 9.11.07 © 5 comments



mod*mom giveaways :: reminder

nurseryworks :: mod mini rocking chair $325

avalisa :: mod wool rug + 3 memory games $360

method home :: 3 holiday gift baskets $120


harper collins :: 10 books for girls + boys $250

puj :: 5 baby slings $250

by ~mod*mom~ at 9.11.07 ©


11.08.2007

mod*mom giveaway alert: lg's video contest submissions end this saturday
then you'll be able to view + vote for them on youtube here november 14.
mod*tot + i picked this video as our favorite, but we didn't look at all 800+

there's still time to get your video submission in.
1st place wins $18,000 in lg electronics + appliances, basically a whole home’s worth: a home theater including hd televisions, an energy-efficient washer , dryer, stove, fridge…

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.11.07 © 6 comments







mod*mom giveaway :: avalisa mod wool rug + 3 memory games $360

avalisa is launching their new rug collection this month + giving one away
+ they're debuting their new portable memory game too + giving 3 away!
to enter to win a 3x5 avalisa rug or an avalisa memory game, tell me in the comments which avalisa rug pattern is your favorite + why.
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday december 5

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.11.07 © 226 comments


11.07.2007
pic: s.britt

by ~mod*mom~ at 7.11.07 ©


11.05.2007


time again to squeeze your lemons for signs of breast cancer...
yesterday i went to a breast cancer conference, last week i went to a breast cancer "celebration day", a couple of weeks ago i participated in a videotaped market research interview about my
breast cancer diagnosis + treatment, + in a few weeks i'm participating in a university clinical research project for breast cancer survivors with lymphedema (painful swelling in the arm from lymph node removal surgery + mastectomy).
i'm learning to advocate for effective diagnostic technology + treatments.

image: bo lundberg

by ~mod*mom~ at 5.11.07 © 5 comments




mod*mom giveaway :: 5 puj baby slings $250




p
uj is launching it's go sling + giving 5 baby slings to mod*mom readers!
go see the slings + fabric prints + watch the demonstration video here.

to enter to win a puj go sling, tell me in the comments what you like most about "baby wearing" + attachment parenting, + your favorite sling print.
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight monday, november 28

by ~mod*mom~ at 5.11.07 © 152 comments


11.04.2007

mod*mom giveaways :: reminder

nurseryworks :: mod mini rocking chair $325

method home :: holiday gift baskets $120

harper collins :: books for girls + boys $250

by ~mod*mom~ at 4.11.07 © 0 comments


11.02.2007


mod*mom giveaway :: 10 books for daring girls + dangerous boys $250
retro games, projects, crafts, inspiration + instructions for today's kids.

collins publishing is celebrating the debut of the
daring book for girls, by giving away 5 copies, plus 5 copies of the dangerous book for boys to mod*mom readers.

to enter to win a book, tell me in the comments, your favorite retro game, can you do an amazing schoolyard skill like cartwheels or hula hoop, what kid's skill do you still want to learn + do you want a boy's or girl's book?
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before monday, november 19th

by ~mod*mom~ at 2.11.07 © 116 comments





mod*mom giveaways :: winners

boodalee duvet + sheets set: ms.mamma in wisconsin!

blurb :: 5 publish-your-own books $800:
punditmom, sansku, carpenters, amber + jan

whole foods :: 5 mineral make up kits $600+
cammie, mrs.mogul, krislyn, lace + shirley


by ~mod*mom~ at 2.11.07 ©


11.01.2007

pip squeak a GO-GO!

i want to take mod*tot to this
a GO-GO dance party for the underage set.

when: saturday november 10, 1-4:30pm
where: 330 ritch street, san francisco

60s GO-GO dance lessons! learn how to do classic dances like the monkey, the swim, the bug + more (ideal for ages 3+)


prizes for best 60’s outfit!

by ~mod*mom~ at 1.11.07 © 4 comments




the poop halloween costume winners :: i like this yo gabba gabba

by ~mod*mom~ at 1.11.07 © 8 comments