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:: about ::
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
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3.30.2008



mod*mom spring giveaway :: dwellstudio weekender bag $230


layla grace online shop has added dwell studio modern kids + baby products + they want to know what mod*mom readers think of their shop, so they're offering a weekender travel bag to a lucky winner.

to enter to win a dwell studio weekender travel bag, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite products at layla grace + why.
include your email address + url, before midnight, monday april 21
check the next day to see if you won!

*use the little envelope icon below this post to share this with your friends
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giveaways

by ~mod*mom~ at 30.3.08 © 482 comments


3.27.2008


mod*mom "green" giveaways reminder

whole foods :: 3 premium body care gift baskets

FLOR ::
alexander girard ecofriendly carpet tiles

skype :: 1 videochat webcam + 1 headset phone

kukunest :: 1 international doll modern bedding set

staples ::
2 computer security solutions gift packs $300

tell your blog readers about my giveaways + i'll add you to my blogroll. subscribe to my feed + daily email updates.
enter to win fabulous prizes!

by ~mod*mom~ at 27.3.08 © 5 comments


3.26.2008










mod*mom green giveaway :: alexander girard
ecofriendly FLOR carpet tiles

i am a HUGE alexander girard fan! i've written about him + posted his designs here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here + here, so i am ecstatic that FLOR is launching his la fonda del sol designs on their ecofriendly recycled + recyclable carpet tiles + introducing mod*mom readers to FLOR!

to enter to win, please leave me a comment telling me how you feel about alexander girard's designs + your favorite FLOR ecofriendly carpet prints.
include your email address +/or url, before midnight, wednesday april 30

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by ~mod*mom~ at 26.3.08 © 547 comments


3.25.2008



mod*mom april fool's day giveaway ::
2 computer security solutions gift packs $300


staples has a new
security by staples initiative to provide information + products to protect against online thieves. staples is offering 2 lucky mod*mom readers these important computer theft defense products: norton internet security 2008 software, a laptop lock + a 4gb flashdrive.

to enter to win, please leave me a comment telling me how you feel about internet safety, protecting your files, + your favorite things from staples.
include your email address +/or web url, before midnight, tuesday april 1
check back the day after the deadline to see if you won!

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.3.08 © 186 comments







dwell magazine has lots of exciting happenings this week...

dwell's silicon valley NextHouse unveiling + house tour is saturday!
this is the 3rd dwell home. register for the open house (i'll be there!)

dwell on design conference + expo in los angeles, June 5-8
opened registration today with an impressive list of speakers
(i registered right away) get more info + register now.

dwell's emerging designers video series has a new documentary

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.3.08 © 6 comments


3.24.2008
hAPpy sPRiNg!

mod*tot wears her "fairy" wings all over town + loves making bows.

by ~mod*mom~ at 24.3.08 © 1 comments



silicon valley moms blog is hosting a bone marrow drive april 19 (details)

my marrow hasn't recovered from breast cancer chemo + it's been a year! bone marrow donation is a wonderful way to save cancer survivor's lives.

by ~mod*mom~ at 24.3.08 © 3 comments



mod*mom "green" giveaways reminder

whole foods :: 3 natural body care gift baskets

global exchange :: 1 organic easter basket + 6 gift packs

gdiapers :: 5 "green" compostable diaper starter kits

skype :: 1videochat webcam + 1 headset phone

kukunest :: 1 international doll modern bedding set

tell your blog readers about my giveaways + i'll add you to my blogroll. subscribe to my feed + daily email updates.
enter to win fabulous prizes!

by ~mod*mom~ at 24.3.08 © 1 comments




by ~mod*mom~ at 24.3.08 © 1 comments


3.23.2008

happy easter everyone!

by ~mod*mom~ at 23.3.08 © 4 comments


3.21.2008





mod*mom "green" giveaway :: international doll modern bedding set

kukunest has the cutest new little friends dolly pattern + dots bedding!
i am a huge 'it's a small world' fan + when i saw this on junior society,
then read that
kukunest bedding is made of Öko-Tex certified non-toxic fabric, that's free of lead, mercury, pthalates, pesticides + other harmful chemicals no one should be inhaling for hours while they're sleeping,
i had to host a giveaway to share kukunest with mod*mom readers.

to enter to win a charming + non-toxic little friends dolly pattern + dots bedding set including duvet, sham + fitted sheet, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite kukunest patterns + products, + why.
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday april 14



by ~mod*mom~ at 21.3.08 © 351 comments


3.20.2008

easter eggs : : selecting healthy eggs + making natural egg dyes
there are so many choices of types of eggs + i've been wondering about the meanings of descriptions on egg carton labels. other people in the egg section are usually just as confused. i asked robert, the dairy buyer at whole foods, to explain some of the descriptions, but he wasn't sure of the meanings either, so he did some research + here are his answers:

q."what's the difference between cage free + free range?"
a. "nothing. all the chickens are free to go in + out of unlocked coops."

q."what's the difference between veg fed + organic? do some eat meat?"
a."they're all fed vegetarian feed."organic" means their feed is organic."

q."when it says dha + omega 3, how are they added to the egg?"
a."it's in the chicken feed."

whole foods has natural egg dye recipes here.

illustration by
ingela peterson arrhenius via print+pattern

this post is recycled from last easter. do you have any egg tips or recipes?


by ~mod*mom~ at 20.3.08 © 7 comments




illustration by jerry smath 1961 via glen mullaly

mod*tot thinks the easter bunny will only come if we clean up the yard


by ~mod*mom~ at 20.3.08 © 3 comments


3.19.2008

children's room art tips on realsimple by my pal holly at decor8

check out these tips, i may have a dwellkids giveaway soon)
what kind of art do you like best for your kid's rooms?
i like to display my daughter's own art, i've needed holly's tip #1

image dwellkids

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.3.08 © 4 comments


3.18.2008

1999 a.d. sixties prediction of homeschooling in the future


by ~mod*mom~ at 18.3.08 © 4 comments


3.17.2008

happy st. patrick's day!

illustration: alexander girard

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.3.08 © 8 comments


3.14.2008





mod*mom giveaway :: videochat or video-surveillance webcam + phone

futuristic online video phone calls are easy, fun + free now with skype!
skype wants mod*mom readers to see how easy it is to get started.
make playdates + appointments, see your children when you're away.
if you don't already have a webcam for hands free video phone calls or headset for audio phonecalls, skype is offering 1 of each to a winner!

to enter to win a skype logitech quickcam pro 9000+ a headset, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite skype functions + features.
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday april 7

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.3.08 © 281 comments


3.13.2008
mod*mom "green" giveaways reminder

whole foods :: 3 natural body care gift baskets

global exchange :: 1 organic easter basket + 6 gift packs

gdiapers :: 5 "green" compostable diaper starter kits

method :: 5 non-toxic bathroom cleaner sets

h&r block :: 3 tax return online prep, efiling + tax support


tell your blog readers about my giveaways + i'll add you to my blogroll. subscribe to my feed + daily email updates.
enter to win fabulous prizes!

by ~mod*mom~ at 13.3.08 © 3 comments


3.10.2008





mod*mom "green" giveaway :: 3 premium natural body care gift baskets

whole foods has a new whole body videocast + they want to know what mod*mom readers think of their work, so they're giving away 3 gift baskets of premium natural body care products i have selected for you!!!

avalon organics coQ10 facial cleansing milk 8.5 oz $12
dr.bronner's fair trade organic miracle soap baby-mild unscented 16oz $9
aubrey organics GPB glycogen protien balancing shampoo 11 oz $10
aubrey organics GPB glycogen protien balancing conditioner 11 oz $10
aubrey natural sun spf 20 face+body unscented sunscreen $8.5

to win a whole foods
market premium body care gift basket, watch the new whole body videocast, then leave them feedback in the "comments" on the videocast post + be sure to put modmom.blogspot.com in the “website” field on the comment form, before midnight april fool's day, april 1

+ please come back + tell me what you thought of the podcast too


illustration: alexander girard

by ~mod*mom~ at 10.3.08 © 76 comments


3.08.2008
time again to check yourself for signs of breast cancer.
illustration: helen dardik

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.3.08 © 6 comments




mod*mom green giveaways reminder + party! 20 prizes!


global exchange :: 1 organic easter basket + 6 gift packs

gdiapers :: 5 "green" compostable diaper starter kits

method :: 5 non-toxic bathroom cleaner sets

h&r block :: 3 tax return online prep, efiling + tax support


tell your blog readers about my giveaways + i'll add you to my blogroll. subscribe to my feed + daily email updates.
enter to win 20 "green" prizes!

party

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.3.08 © 9 comments


3.07.2008




m
od*mom easter giveaway :: 7 organic fair trade easter basket + boxes

global exchange is a wonderful non-profit company dedicated to socially conscious artisans + products. i'm so excited they're offering a fair trade organic kids ultimate easter basket for kids of all ages + 6 fair trade organic chocolate easter gift boxes made of the finest ingredients.

to enter to win environmentally friendly + socially responsible chocolates + gifts from global exchange, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite global exchange products + why fair trade is best for everyone .
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, easter sunday, march 24


by ~mod*mom~ at 7.3.08 © 264 comments



congratulations mod*tot's opa (grandpa) on your 2008 california ice short track speedskating champion title for masters last weekend + best of luck defending your national short track ice speedskating title this weekend!!!

(we can all watch the short track national championships live webcast at usspeedskating.org this weekend! they're in wisconsin)

p.s. congratulations mod*tot's uncle shani for his world cup ice long track victories + good luck to mod*tot's uncle apolo this weekend!

by ~mod*mom~ at 7.3.08 © 2 comments


3.05.2008
gdiapers.com
mod*mom "green" giveaway :: 5 "green" compostable diaper starter kits

gdiapers flushable, compostable diapers are a better choice than washable or disposable + they'd love to get mod*mom readers started using them.

to enter to win a gdiapers environmentally friendly diaper starter kit, please leave me a comment telling me your gdiapers favorite features + colors.
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday march 24

by ~mod*mom~ at 5.3.08 © 273 comments


3.04.2008
mod*mom giveaways winners
thank you so much to my fabulous sponsors for 34 prizes worth $1,800!!!
(these are part of my valentine's giveaways 95 prizes worth $5,000+)

tots-on-the-go :: 1 inline stroller with doubles kit $710
1 stephanie
green works :: "green" cleaners gift baskets $300
1 michelle
2 deborah
3 nancy
4 ana
5 jennifer
6 waldeck
7 tenah
8 carly
9 laura
10 lynette
11 zoe
12 annie
baby banz :: child's swimsuit + glasses + sun protection sets $300
1 shannon
2 marcie
3 wilma
4 becca
whole foods market :: $100 gift card
1 ann
whole foods market healthy heart gift baskets $150
1 taryn
2 shelly
3 kay

barefoot books :: grand prize of books, cds, puzzles + activities $240
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eco books/cd
1 kelli
2
courtney
3 mommie
4 pickel
5 katie
6 ellie
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by ~mod*mom~ at 4.3.08 © 11 comments