Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Research Participants Needed

Have you heard of The Waisman Center Infant Lab? 

The center conducts research studies in order to understand the extraordinary learning abilities infants possess. Even though it's called The Infant Lab they conduct studies on children up to age 2-3. They offer appointments during the week and on Saturdays and the entire appointment usually lasts only 20 - 30 minutes!

I have taken my son a few times to participate in research studies. I think it's so important to contribute to research that we will undoubtedly benefit from. When he became older and more fidgety I was concerned he wouldn't sit still for the 2 minute study. But the staff is super organized and the entire appointment moves quickly. And breathe easy-you will not be separated from your child!

As a bonus your child will receive a special gift. Last time we were there we could take home a t-shirt, book or CASH!

Interested? Fill out the Online Enrollment Form and you will be contacted when your child is eligible for a study. Email babies@waisman.wisc.edu for more information.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cool Off at Eastgate Cinema

Take shelter from the heat this summer with Eastgate Cinema!

KIDS RULE Summer Film Series

Now through August 11th
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 
$2 a person

Summer Movie line-up:
Rio: July 19-21
Judy Moody: July 26-28
Mr. Popper's Penguins: August 2-4
Kung Fu Panda 2 2D
August 9-11

If you go:
Eastgate Cinema
5202 High Crossing Boulevard
(608) 242-2117

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sign Up for the Funky Monkey Birthday Club!

I just can't say enough good things about Justyna and Funky Monkey Photography. c was the Valentine Party free photo session winner back in February and we had a blast! Justyna treats each session for toddlers as a play date and kids love it! The three of us had a great time. The studio is located in a unique building that makes an amazing backdrop. There are also abandoned train tracks out back that made the day even more perfect. If I am lucky enough to have another baby I definitely want to have newborn photos taken...they are priceless!

Now YOU can get a free photo session, too! Just sign up for Funky Monkey Photography's Birthday Club for children under 16! New clients will be asked to place a $100 deposit toward the print order but trust me, you'll want to order the prints.
She does amazing work.

Don't believe me? Check out a few of our shots:

The fine print: No print order deposit required for our recent clients (with a paid order in the recent 12 months). New clients are asked to place a $100 deposit toward their print order at the time of scheduling.  Birthday sessions are 30-minutes in our studio in Madison, WI and available Wednesday-Friday for one child up to 16 years. They’re offered complimentary during the month of child’s birthday, We recommend advance scheduling to ensure an available spot. Offer cannot be combined, extended, traded, or re-assigned. Not redeemable for cash. Subject to our schedule availability. No prints or files are included. Tax not included. Please contact Funky Monkey Photography for details.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My New Gig with Daily Deals for Madison Moms

I started this blog 6 months ago because the only thing I love more than GETTING awesome deals is SHARING amazing deals with my friends. Luckily my friend, Christy, was looking out for me when she saw that Daily Deals for Moms was looking for a Madison mom to join the team.

Growing up Local
I was interested in the position immediately because I love their unique angle: unlike other social couponing websites they work with LOCAL businesses, not chains. Supporting local businesses has been in my blood since I was born. My father and grandfather started Pizza Villa in DeKalb, Illinois in 1969. Growing up in a restaurant family was a blast but it was my grandma who helped me understand how lucky we were that the business was doing well. My dad didn't have the kind of advertising support that Pizza Hut did but we had something even better--satisfied customers who talked to their friends. 

Anyway, I am thrilled to announce I am now the Head Madison Mom for Daily Deals for Moms! Get ready, Madison. This is going to be big!

About Daily Deals for Moms
Daily Deals for Moms was born out of the desire to share great deals with moms and families.  The idea is to feature great biz, drive consumers through the doors, keep our dollars local and have a great time doing it! It's a win-win for businesses and the company! I am so excited about this new adventure and hope you will join me by liking our Facebook page, signing up for Daily Deals for Madison mom emails and following us on Twitter! 

Join in on the Fun
  • Do you know a business who may be interested in offering an unbelievable deal to Madison moms? Ask them to email anne@dailydealsformoms.com. 
  • If you have have a services/product YOU would be interested in getting a great deal on shoot an email to anne@dailydealsformoms.com.
Want to learn more? Read more about Daily Deals for Moms in the press!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Take a Trip to Norway for only $12

Little Norway that is. In Blue Mounds, WI to be exact. My friend, Christy, and I were just talking about taking a trip here and voila! Here's a LivingSocial deal.

Not sure what this place is all about? Read more from the website:

Nestled among the rolling foothills of southwestern Wisconsin, there lies a place the Norwegians call ¡°Niessedahle¡±-the Valley of the Elves. Here, in 1865, Osten and Birgit Haugen arrived from Telemark, Norway, clearing the land in what was then thick prairie to painstakingly create a homestead for their immigrant family. Nearly 150 years later, that homestead stands as Little Norway, included now on the National Register of Historic Places. In this serene setting, the past comes alive. From the dugout cave in the hillside where the Haugen family lived until the hard labors of building the stue (dwelling house) were completed to the stately Norway Building that towers over the pastoral scene below, the echoes of history whisper through the tall trees that surround this beautiful place. Family owned for four generations, Little Norway is a lovingly preserved, authentic time capsule. From the stories of the pioneers who worked this land to the simple but striking Norse architecture of its buildings, it offers a unique look at the people and places that helped shape our history.Welcome to Little Norway-the Valley of the Elves!

Fine print
  • Promotional value expires on October 29, 2011 
  • Limit two per person, up to two additional as gifts.
  • Not valid on holidays
  • All services must be used by same customer; cannot be shared
  • Entire value must be used in one visit

If you go:
3576 County Road JG North

Blue Mounds, WI 53517

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

$19 for a Pedicure in Sun Prairie

I hope you all had a nice 4th of July. If you're like me you may have noticed your toes look a little tired. Looks like it's time for a pedicure.

Today's Groupon is a $19 pedicure from Jennifer Stone Nail Studio in Sun Prairie (725 W Main St.) That's an amazing deal!

Once you get your Groupon call 608-513-6283 for an appointment!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Win a Family Fun Pack to Six Flags!

Like Rayovac (aka my husband's company) to enter a sweepstakes to win a family fun pack to Six Flags! Package includes 4 general admission tickets, Flash Pass, family meal pack, and parking. What a deal!

Enter now!