Leaping & Launching my Mommy Moments FaceBook LIVE Show

Hey Mamas,

It’s Halloween, and I’m feeling scared.

But, it’s not because of a movie, the thought of getting egged by teenagers, or the inevitable sugar rush my kids will get after tick-or-treating.

I’m scared because I’m finally taking a leap …

After over a decade of being in the media industry, I’m finally launching my own show – Mommy Moments with Pamela Pekerman – tomorrow, November 1st at 1pmEST on Facebook LIVE.

Mommy Moments Facebook Live Pamela Pekerman

I’ll share in a future post what finally pushed me over the edge. For now, I want to thank my encouraging woman squad for boosting me up, and convincing me to #OwnMyGlowMichelle Finkelshteyn, Latham Thomas, Jennifer WalshSabina Hitchen, Brittney Levine, Stacy Igel, Staci Weiner and REALLY so many of my Instagram followers.

Thank you!

Tune in, tomorrow 1pmEST for Mommy Moments with Pamela Pekerman.

My guest is my dear friend and fellow mompreneur Stacy Igel, founder of Boy Meets Girl. We’ll be chatting life as a mom with a side hustle (aka her fashion empire!), why not being a baking mom is okay, thoughts on midnight inspirations and much more.

Plus, I’m sharing 5 Beauty Sleep Secrets you don’t want to miss.

#MommyMoments #MommyMomentswithPamelaMommy Moments Facebook Live Pamela Pekerman

Mommy Moments Facebook Live Pamela Pekerman

 

BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat Pams Picks Pamela Pekerman

Pam’s Picks Family: BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat

Hey Mamas,

This past Friday, I was on News12 NJ sharing some Smart Morning Time Savers, just in time for Back to School.

One of my favorite finds was the Bubblebum Inflatable Car Seat Booster, a booster that takes seconds to inflate (yes, you can do it just with your mouth, no pump required).

 

BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Pamela Pekerman News12 NJ

BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Pamela Pekerman News12 NJ

When mornings don’t go according to plan – major crisis at the office, unexpected back pain, or simply a desire to take a Meaninful Me Morning and not be a chauffer – Bubblebum’s inflatable care seat booster is a smart solution that can turn anyone’s car into a kid-friendly mobile.

As long as your child weighs between 40lbs – 100lbs, and is over eh age of 4-years-old, they can safely use this booster.

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I personally have not been able to use this product with my kids, since David and Ilana still weigh just under 30lbs – yes they are tiny munchkins. #IDoFeedThemFats (healthy fats – butter, avocados, salmon, etc.)

The booster is super portable and packable, able to nearly fold into a slim pouch and slip in your a tote bag.

If you’ve had experience with BubbleBum, I’d love to here from you. Drop a comment below or head over the my Instagram or Facebook page to share your mama thoughts. Bubble Bum Inflatable Car Booster SeatBubble Bum Inflatable Car Booster SeatBubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Pamela Pekerman News12 NJ

Summer Skincare Solutions for the Family – FRIDAY 5 FINDS

Hey Mamas,

It’s been a while. Summer fun is happening fast, and getting to this blog has been a challenge. I apologize, since there are so many amazing mama must-haves coming across my desk and spilling onto my bedroom floor – ahhh, I can’t wait to have an real office again … coming soon #2018WeAreMoving.

Lot’s to do and share about the exciting move (renovations galore), but first here are my Friday 5 Finds, all about summer skincare solutions for the whole family.

 

 

 

Rockets of Awesome rash guard Summer Skincare Solutions

Laguna Blue Smarter Towel Pamela Pekerman mom approved

 

 

 

Summer Skincare Solutions: Bugs 

Fairy Tales Hair Care Bug Bandit – Between work, projects with the new home, typical mom-life choirs and the kids afterschool learning classes, we normally don’t get home until 5:30/6pm. When possible, I love to still take them swimming (my in-laws have a pool and are a block away! Major plus on so many levels). When we hit the pool for a 7pm dip, little bugs are also out for their evening flyby, so I turn to this DEET-Free bug spray. It’s non-toxic, pesticide free and doesn’t smell as bad as other bug sprays – still has a smell, but my kids would rather smell like a lemon citronella candle, than have bug bits. #BugetAboutIt

Pamela Pekerman non toxic Bug Spray

 

Summer Skincare Solutions: Bacteria on Towels 

Laguna Blue The Smarter Towel – After the pool, it’s time to shower and towel off. And while we all wash our bath towels regularly, I recently learned that because most towels retain moisture for long periods of time, they allow icky bacteria to thrive. Laguna Blue towels have been tested and proven to decrease the spread of potentially life-threatening bacterium, MRSA, commonly found on cotton towels. The towels dry 50% faster than traditional cotton towels, hold 7 times their weight in water and are non-linting and fade-resistant. I’m not trying to give you mamas another reason to worry, but this product is super great quality so if you need a new set of towels, it’s worth-while swapping in a safer solution. #BackupBacteria

Summer Skincare Solutions: Mid-day Frizz

Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets – No dream spray or ion-blade hair tool will keep my hair frizz-free all day long. I go through 2-3 conveniently portable, anti-frizz sheets, per day. Bonus, they also give hair a nice, I-just-came-from-the-salon shine. #SummerSleek

Summer Skincare Solutions: Non Damaging Pony Tail 

Revlon Essentials All Day Comfort –  I just learned about this new hair accessory, yesterday. (Check out more from the Revlon event, on my Instagram feed right now). I love the original coiled hair band concept, but when you pull it out you also take with you chunks of hair. Oocchhhh. My daughter always cries when we try to take her coiled band out. This version is actually covered in fabric, so it’s much softer on hair when you need to take it out, but still has that gentle hold and less-hair creasing that we like from this clever design. (The product launches August 1st at Target) #HappyHair

Rockets of Awesome Swim Rash Guards

Summer Skincare Solutions: Awesome Rash Guards 

Rockets of Awesome Rash Guards – I’ve become a big fan of rash guards, even though I can’t recall my mom putting them on me. When the kids are practicing swimming for 30+ minutes, its good to know they have extra protection on their whole back and arms, since the water magnifies the rays of the sun creating a super storm bur potential – over over-scare. The kids and I LOVE the rash guards from Rockets of Awesome. Actually, we like everything that comes from this cool company. If you can’t get rash guards from them (FYI here’s another option) definitely check them out for other summer styles and back-to-school needs. #MamasShoppingSalvation

Rockets of Awesome swimwear rash guard summer skincare solutions

Unique Fathers Day Gifts Pamela Pekerman

6 Unique Father’s Day Gifts – #PamsPicks

Hey Mamas,

I guess it’s time to think about papas, since we’re just one week away from Father’s Day.

Sure, you can get him a shaving kit, golf clubs, maybe a robe. But, why not get him something super fun, out-of-the-box, and show him that he’s awesome?

#PamsPicks Unique Father’s Day Gifts

Unique Fathers Day Gifts Josh Cellars wine

Unique Father’s Day Gifts, for the Chocolate Loving Dad

Sugarfina The Vine Collection – Okay, this gift almost didn’t make it to photograph because I kept eating it! That’s why one box had to be fully closed – not much inside. For the chocolate lover who’s tried it all, The Vice Collection is the Bees Knees.

Dad will enjoy decadent treats of chocolate, booze, even bacon flavors – didn’t try that last flavor, but I’m sure anyone who does eat pig will pork themselves all over it. #WasThatEvenFunny

Unique Fathers Day Gifts Sugarfina Vice collection

Unique Father’s Day Gifts, for the Summer Loving Dad

Bonobos + Rockets of Awesome Swimwear – Who says mommy should have all the style matching fun with the munchkins? My currently favorite kids clothing brand, Rockets of Awesome, teamed up with Bonobos to create matching swimwear for dad and the kids.

Spoiler alert: I picked up a pair for my husband, father-in-law and daughter.

Alas, they didn’t have any left in size 2/3 for my son. If Bonobos is reading this, can you check any “hidden” inventory? I’d love to get trunks for my little man. #WeLikeToMatch

Unique Fathers Day Gifts Bonobos Rockets of Awesome

 

Unique Father’s Day Gifts, for the New Dad

Papa Bear Box – Being a new parent is daunting, especially if you’re a dad. Nobody really takes the time to think about what you’re going through.

Now, thanks to Papa Bear Box, you can get a new dad a delivery every 4-6 weeks full of snacks to help him stay awake at night, baby products that are papa bears approved, and items to remind him he isn’t alone in the woods. #SupportDadsUnique Fathers Day Gifts Papa Bear box

Unique Father’s Day Gifts, for the Sentimental Dad

Framebridge – If you’re dad has a favorite photo, postcard, concert tickets, football jersey, whatever, chances are he hasn’t taken the time to properly preserve it. Do it for him, with Framebridge, the simplest way to custom frame what he loves.

Deadline for mail-in framings has passed (that’s on me – meant to post this all last week!) but you can always show dad an it’s-coming-soon photo of his gift. Also, upload deadline for basic photo framing is today. Get on it. Prices range from $39-$159.

PS I’m giving myself a Father’s Day present by framing the tie my dad wore to my wedding. It was a magical day in many ways. It was a brief moment of good health for him (I’m sure the big guy upstairs helped) and it was the last time we got to dance together. I’m so grateful to the customer service team at Framebridge for reassuring me that they would take excellent care of the tie, because I was quite hesitant to even mail it in. #FramedWithLove

Unique Fathers day Gifts framebridge

Unique Father’s Day Gifts, for the Wine Dad

Josh Cellars – I’ve been a fan of this brand for years – great taste, no fuss, and fantastic prices. But, as of last week, when I got to meet founder Joseph Carr and learn about his love for his father (Josh was his father’s name) I’m even more committed to toasting my amazing husband, father-in-law, and late father, with this delightful brand.

For Father’s Day, Josh Cellars is letting you personalize a label. Simply log onto JoshCellars.com for the label maker. You can include text and a photo, if desired.

Oh, and you can even choose to have your message uploaded to a Times Square Billboard.  Josh Cellars will email a photo of the label when it is live on the billboard to share with dad, for the ultimate fatherly love proclamation!

Expedited shipping will be offered through June 13th, so get on it. Sorry, again, I totally meant to have this blog post up last week … but I was doing too much mommying and too much Rose-ing after 9pm. #KeepingItReallyRose

Unique Father’s Day Gifts, for the Brainy Dad

Hammacher’s The World’s Greatest Dad Personalized Map Puzzle – I saw this and thought of my brother-in-law. He likes to tinker, loves puzzles and a great challenge.

Any dad who loves quiet time or wants a bonding activity with the kids, will enjoy this special puzzle. #PiecesofLove

Unique Fathers Day Gifts Worlds Greatest Dad Puzzle