The Role Mommy Fave Five

This week’s Fave Five features a sneak peak of a brand new music artist already tearing up the charts, amazing blogs, great places to visit, fabulous finds and more.
getattch.mail.jpeg1. Kids Cleaning Post of the Day – Dagmar Bleasdale offers this great cleaning post about her son’s fixation with vacuums.
2. An Family Outing at the Museum of Natural History – Kimberly at She Scribes offers an incredibly in depth review, complete with pictures and video of the new Extreme Mammals exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. Once you read her review, you’ll want to pack up the kids and head straight to the museum. And trust me, this time of year is perfect for a visit to the Big Apple.
3. The Perfect Podcasts for Savvy Business MomsBizzie Mommy offers a great list of podcasts for entrepreneurs. If you don’t have time to read, then download these great offerings and take it with you on the run!
4. A Powerful Essay by Willowjak – This incredible blot post about a mom reflecting on her son’s autism diagnosis will move you to tears.
5. Listen to Great Music and Make a Difference! Music sensation on the rise Diane Birch just released her first album and it’s already landed in the top 10 rotation on iTunes in one week. If you’d like to sample her songs and make a difference in someone’s life, then click on the widget below and a donation will be made to Autism Speaks.

The Role Mommy Top Five

While commuting, trudging through the show and window shopping, I stumbled upon some fabulous bargains, booties, music and news you can use. So take a look, give a listen and click away!
1. Aerosoles is having a blowout shoe and boot sale. Yes, I know – they’re not Uggs or Manolos, but forget the labels and the nine inch heels – comfort is king and this store kicks some serious butt in the sale depart. I just picked up these adorable boots yesterday for $39! Yes – regularly $99 and down to $39! Aerosoles wins hands down for shoe deal of the week.
2. While I happen to shop religiously at Ann Taylor Loft, I’ve discovered a new store that has become my personal favorite – White House, Black Market. Their prices are the same as Loft but what you get at this store is service, service, service! There are plenty of sales reps ready to select the clothes that’ll fit you best and if you spend over a certain amount (that would be me), you get an instant discount at checkout and you don’t even have to sign up for their credit card to do it. I sent Kim at Mom in the City over their today and she came back with rave reviews. So run, don’t walk to White House, Black Market.
3. While trudging through the blizzard conditions on Monday, I ran into a chiuhua wearing booties on his paws. While doggy booties might be a bit over the top, I have to say it was totally adorable. Click here to find out where you can pick up a pair.
4. Listened to the radio this morning and found out that if you’re out of work, Fed-ex will be offering a special deal on March 10 – they will print out 25 copies of your resume free of charge on high quality paper. Go to for details.
5. I recently met Steve Greenberg, CEO of S-Curve Records (he launched the career of Joss Stone) who introduced me to a fabulous new artist – Diane Birch. She has the most amazing voice and her new CD was just released this week. If you want to listen in to her latest single, then click here.
For more tips on savings for moms and kids, then visit Mom Advice, Mommy’s Wishlist or Free Birthday Treats.
If you know of a great site that’ll help you save cash, then comment now! We need all the savings we can get!