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Archive for October 26th, 2010

We’re back from the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas and are tickled pink with what we’re bringing into the MoCo Shop for you.  We just counted and there are almost 200 new products from about 60 new companies.  We walked miles and miles and miles each day through the ABC Kids Expo and loved every minute of it.  It can be overwhelming but we managed to stay on-task and order what you’ve been asking for:  Dapper Snappers, Sleepy Wraps*, the Boba Carrier*, Scootababy Carriers, Eco-dough, G Diapers, Buggy Guards*, B-hooks*, Snack Traps*, Lunch Bots* and Piggy Paint, to mention just a few!  Check out some of the new products below and come on over for some holiday gift shopping–we’re THE best place for unique, usable and healthy gifts for your entire family (especially parents and young ones).

a Dapper Snapper, great for growing kids and kids who wear cloth diapers. There's also one for moms who need it during pregnancy or postpartum.

One print option for the new Ergo Options carrier.

Ergo has a new carrier called Options that we’re getting in for those of you who prefer prints.  Once you own an Options carrier–we have plenty coming–you can purchase a 3-pack of snap-on prints so you can choose the print for your mood.

Little G Pants from G DiapersG Diapers now has even smaller diapers for preemies and tiny babies. Whether you use the biodegradeable liners or cloth liners, these are cute!

Those of you who are interested in the hip-carry for your baby or toddler, we’ve got an amazing and comfortable option: the Scootababy Carrier.

eco-dough: made with food-based ingredients with essential oils, this is healthy and never dries. Colors are all-natural, too!

Looking for gifts for birthdays or the holidays (under $25)?  We’ve got plenty on the way, so remember that MoCo is the perfect place to find  great place for gifts.  Start your holiday shopping NOW and get it done before Thanksgiving…all in one place.  Grandparents would even love some of the items we have coming in…

LunchBots

LunchBots Dish Set...unbreakable, stainless steel, an heirloom

Taggies Naturals...from moms in Spencer to moms in West Boylston

Rockabye Baby's Bob Marley Lullabies is just one of the many CDs we're getting in from Rockabye Baby!

The Scootababy Carrier, comfy, easy and distributes weight well! The mom pictured above is the owner/creator and we chatted with her for a while at the trade show. Sweet.

It's adorable, squeezable and makes music, too! Coming in sheep, dolphin and giraffe.

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If you’ve been wondering how our First Annual HipHipHerRace 5K Race/Walk Fundraiser for Abby’s House went, it was GREAT!  We had 170 runners/walkers registered and raised about $10K for Abby’s House.  For a first time, we’re blown away with everyone who participated, those who volunteered and those who donated.  Wow.  You guys rock.

the start line

Thanks one of the mommas that comes to MoCo (and who occasionally writes for this blog, too!), Michelle Kaelin, for suggesting the concept of having a race-fundraiser.  And thanks to Susan Manero of Susan Manero & Associates Insurance, Susan Lauring, owner of the Three Rivers Building, Peggy Dix from O’Brien & Gibbons Insurance, the great folks from Abby’s House and MoCo Mommas Holly Johnson, Andrea Merrill and Heather Tomkinson from Mothers & Company for their help before, during and after the race.  Thanks to a family who comes to our place frequently, Marie, George and Miles Oprica, for standing out on the course to cheer folks on and prevent them from getting lost.  And thanks to everyone else who participated, volunteered, raised money, spread the word and anything else you did for this great event!

Below are some photos from the event.  We look forward to next year…whether you run it, walk it or help raise money or just help spread the word, we know it’ll be fun and for a great cause.

gathering around before the race, as the sun comes up

waiting to start

singing the national anthem, beautifully

 

first one across the finish line...hmm...he can do 3.2 miles in less than 20 minutes. Wow.

and they are off!

our friend Jocelyn ran the whole thing with two children AND two flat tires!

and the kids got up early, too, to cheer on their moms!

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