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UltimateMama thinks Jill Stuart dresses are “ALL THAT”.  So, imagine her joy to discover this cobalt/black strapless Jill Stuart dress on sale at Bloomingdales for $145.92 (from $228).  For an uptown girl to wear downtown!

Grab some basic black pumps and you are a stylin’ mama!


Quack, quack!  UltimateMama loves Carter’s cotton clothing items for babies.  For only $8 (from $17) the “I Love Hugs 3 piece Cardigan” gift set is an absolute no-brainer!  Trust UltimateMama, the recipient will LOVE it!


UltimateMama knows that it is not always easy going from bed to school (for drop-off) to work to home.  However, BCBG’s “Dancing Raindrops” Cowl Neck Dress makes looking stylish quite easy not to mention comfortable.  At, $158 at this emerald/white dress is so versatile you can go from a parent-teacher conference straight to dinner with friends. Wear it to a graduation, a wedding rehearsal dinner, a summer cocktail event, or to your child’s spring fun fair!  Not to mention it is quite figure flattering!

UtimateMama picked one up today at NYC’s flagship Bloomingdales retail store for only $60.67 ($158 originally on sale for $75.84 then discounted to $60.67 with an additional 20% off coupon)!  Buy one and you will be one hot UltimateMama!

UltimateMama loves getting a bang for her buck with this multi-purpose dress! Bcbg

UltimateMama always likes to be prepared for long weekends!  The best preparation is creating an agenda of activities that your whole family will enjoy.

UltimateMama shares her special list of Memorial Day activities for kids:

– Visit a war memorial, a naval ship, or a historical museum.  In NYC, UltimateMama loves the New York Historical Society as well as the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum.

– Host a BBQ

– Meet up with friends in the park for a picnic

– Catch a baseball game

– See a Memorial Day parade

– Make a Memorial Day flower arrangement with your children 

– Create and wear red, white, and blue bracelets

– Read a book about the meaning of Memorial Day to your children such as Memorial Day Surpise by Theresa Golding

UltimateMama knows that sidewalks (city mamas) and malls (suburban mamas) can be challenging with strollers.  When you need to move ahead and a polite “excuse me” doesn’t work for the person ahead of you, try some restaurant lingo by saying “behind”. 

At a restaurant, “behind” is a command often used by food servers or waiters who are trying to prevent dropping their dishes while moving past another employee near the kitchen area.  When strolling her children, UltimateMama often uses the short, quick, kind command of “behind” when “excuse me” fails to get the job done!  Try it today!

UltimateMama is a creature of habit when it comes to certain brands…and she loves Danskin for quality gymnastics leotards for girls. 

Right now, Danskin‘s Girls’ Gymnastics Classics Waterfall Velour High Neck Tank Leotard in green velour is half off – only $12!  Order one online today! Save the rest of your money for gymnastics classes and camp!


UltimateMama wants you to know that Charlotte, N.C.-based Family Dollar Stores Inc. announced a voluntary recall of 1.8 million toy dart gun sets because of an aspiration hazard after two children died.

Plainfield, N.J.-based Henry Gordy International Inc., which imports the toy dart gun sets, refused to recall the toy sets. 

For more information check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

UltimateMama has a secret for you:  Borders has a great deal if your child is 12 or under!  Read ten books and get one for free!

Check out the Borders’ Double-Dog Dare summer reading program today!

UltimateMama believes that the Gymboree rewards card is a no-brainer for those with children.  It is free and offers members special benefits, including:

– access to savings and promotions

– email alerts with discounts (online and in-store)

– $5 certificate for ever 250 points accumulated

– And more!

This weekend, those Gymboree Rewards cardholders get to take an extra 30% off any purchase with the special “Circle of Friends” event.

UltimateMama scored her daughter a leopard pink jumper (100% cotton) today for $3.49 (originally over $30). Now, that is what I call SAVING MONEY!

Go online or to a store and sign up today!

UltimateMama wants you to get started on your child’s college savings now! It is never too late to open up a savings account. Plus, it is super easy. All you need is an identification card (driver’s license will do), social security number, and your deposit.

UltimateMama is here to let you know that TD Bank, which is part of Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries known as TD Bank Financial Group (TDBFG) offers the Elite Savings account with a promotional APY of 1.25% available (read:  this rate will change eventually) if you make a new deposit of $25,000 and have a checking account. TD Bank, a top 15 commercial bank in the United States, offers over 1,000 locations in the United Sates as well as online banking options.  Check The Toronto-Dominion Bank out under ticker symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.