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Shakira on Motherhood: “I’m Nailing at Least Part of the Job.”

Monday, October 27th, 2014

* Interview by Patty Adams Martinez

Today Shakira, superstar singer and mom to 21-month-old Milan (and with a baby on the way!), announced her partnership with Fisher-Price, driving the design of a new line of baby gear and toys sold on Amazon.com. Look for our exclusive interview with her in the December issue of Parents magazine, and in the meantime, here’s a bit of what she shared with us!

Q: You wanted to join forces with Fisher-Price after Milan loved the Kick & Play Piano Gym. Why do you think Milan was so captivated by it? How much of an influence was Milan in the new toys you are helping to launch?
I think the toy stimulated him on various levels—his kicking led to a concrete response from the toy, which really allowed him to understand cause and effect and how he himself could participate, while the toys overhead provided visual stimulation. Watching him play and learn was a huge eye-opener and of course, had a great influence when we were designing the new toys.

Q: Music is obviously a huge part of your life. What are Milan’s favorite songs?
I’ve played him a bit of everything, from nursery rhymes to Green Day to Frank Sinatra. If he’s anything like his mother, he will have very eclectic tastes in music.

Q: Which is Milan picking up faster: Spanish or English?
I think I would have to say, if pressed to choose, that Spanish is his first language since I am the person he most spends time with and it’s my first language. He has an equal understanding of English, Spanish, and Catalan [which Milan’s dad, Gerard Piqué, speaks]. It’s quite astounding, really. But his first words, “mama” and “papa,” could work in any of the languages, so I’m really curious to see how his language skills develop in all three as he begins to form sentences and more complex thoughts.

Q: What do you consider your biggest mommy win?
I’d say the fact that Milan trusts me more than anyone is a win. I always explain everything to him, give him reasons for everything we do or don’t do, and always tell him the truth. I can see how it makes him feel safe with me, which makes me feel that I’m nailing at least part of the job.

Q: And your biggest mommy fail?
Getting my son to eat! He no longer eats pumpkin and certain fruits he used to love as a baby, and I don’t understand why!

Q: You’ve long been a proponent of early childhood education. Why is it so important to you, and how has it become even more important to you now that you have Milan?
It’s so important to me because of its importance in changing a person’s course in life really cannot be understated. Lots of people are born into less than ideal situations on a socioeconomic level. But those who have access to education gain the tools that help them to overcome their circumstances and become the chief of their own destiny. The return on investment for early education is limitless, because children’s potential is limitless. And after becoming a mother, I now realize how important it is to instill that knowledge not only in the children themselves but in their parents, because even before our kids enter school, we are their primary educators, and the more we stimulate them and interact with them, the more prepared they will be when they go off to school, and the more likely their chance of success later on in life.

Here, teachers explain to Parents why music is so important to kids.

The Importance of Music
The Importance of Music
The Importance of Music

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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win the ‘Most Registered For’ Travel System from Amazon.com’s Baby Registry!

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Whether you’ve already registered for baby gear or you’re still deciding what you really need, Amazon.com is here to help you find the best gear for you and your little one. With a universal baby registry, Amazon.com makes it convenient to shop for the products you love. Plus, their top 100 most registered for baby items allows you to view the most popular gear purchased by moms like you. 

To help you get prepared before delivery, Amazon.com is giving away a Britax Travel System to ONE (1) lucky winner, a retail value of approximately $420.00. Prize includes Britax 2014 B-Agile stroller and B-Safe Travel System.

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day October 1. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on October 2 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

Congrats to our winner, Renee Amorosi! Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook to claim your prize.

Want advice on stroller safety? Watch the video below.

Stroller Safety
Stroller Safety
Stroller Safety

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

By Susan Yoo-Lee, Editor of Savings.com

Let’s be real here for a second — summer comes with a lot of responsibility. The kids are out of school. Everyone’s outside more. The days are longer. The pets are running around like crazy all day.

It can be a lot to handle.

This week’s deals will help you get through the summer season while still saving some of that cash you’ve stowed away for a rainy day. With discounts up to 25% off on everything from swimsuits to pet gear to grilling goodies from Macy’s and more, we’ve got your one-stop summer shopping help right here, my friend.

  1. Swimsuits Direct. 25% off all orders, plus free shipping (Coupon code: MOM25). Expires 5/30/2014.
  2. PetSmart. 20% off orders $100 or more (Click through to redeem). Expires 5/27/2014.
  3. Macys.com. Save 15%-20% off most departments site wide (Coupon code: MEMDAY). Expires 5/26/2014.
  4. Amazon.com. Get 1 new android app for free every day – Save $1-7 (Click through to redeem). Limited time offer.
  5. Vitamin World. Save 10% on your in-store purchase (Print out coupon). Expires 8/31/2014.

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

By Susan Yoo-Lee, Editor of Savings.com

If you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new baby into your family – yay! This time is amazing and fun and scary and exciting … and expensive! While it’s true that yes, you’ll probably (hopefully) receive a lot of what you want and need from a baby shower, there’s still a lot of purchasing that happens before Baby gets brought home from the hospital. This week our deals focus on helping you gear up for that big day. With discounts on everything from car seats to clothing to nursery items, stock up on everything baby related now, so you can relax and enjoy your final few moments of relaxation.

  1. Carseat Canopy. $50 off all orders (Coupon code: PJBABY). Expires 11/01/2014.
  2. Estella. 15% off your first purchase (Coupon code: SAVINGS15). Expires 10/31/2016.
  3. Infantino. 15% off carrier orders over $29.99 (No code needed). Expires 4/11/2014.
  4. Amazon.com. Spend $250 on select nursery items, get a $50 gift card (No code needed). Expires 4/30/2014.
  5. FAO Schwarz. 11-67% off sale toys, accessories, kids clothing and more (No code needed). Expires 9/29/2014.

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

By Susan Yoo-Lee, Editor of Savings.com

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a Rockefeller’s bank account to dress them from head to toe. This week we want to help, though, with discounts on everything from clothes and accessories to shoes, underwear … and even nail polish.

  1. Clothes: Carter’s50% off all orders (No code needed). Expires 03/05/2014. 
  2. Accessories: Claire’s25% off regular priced items (Coupon code: SEVENTEEN). Expires 06/15/2014. 
  3. Shoes: Crocs.com$10 off orders $50 or more, free shipping (Coupon code: SAVE10). Expires 02/28/2014. 
  4. Underwear: Hanes$5 off orders $50 or more (Coupon code: 103750). Expires 03/31/2014.
  5. Beauty/Nail Polish: Amazon.comSave $2 on Keeki Pure & Simple products (No code needed). Expires 02/27/2014. 

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

By Susan Yoo-Lee, Editor of Savings.com

Snow may still be falling in some parts of the country, but spring is really and truly right around the corner. Help your kids get in gear for warmer weather with these discounts on kids’ shoes from places like Stride Rite, Carter’s and The Children’s Place Outlet.

Dare we say – it’ll help put a spring in their step?

  1. Stride RiteSave an extra 30% off deal of the week items (Coupon code: SRDEAL). Expires 12/31/2014.
  2. Crocs.com. Save $15 off your purchase of $75 or more (Coupon code: SAVE15). Expires 02/28/2014.
  3. Carter’s. Save 20% off your in store purchase over $40 (click through and print coupon). Expires 03/31/2014.
  4. The Children’s Place Outlet. 20% off your purchase over $40 in stores (click through and print coupon). Expires 08/31/2014.
  5. Amazon.com. 20% off your shoe order over $100 (Coupon code: FORSPRIN). Expires 02/13/2014.

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