Win a Trip to The Hollywood Premiere of MOMS’ NIGHT OUT!

The release of MOMS’ NIGHT OUT is just a month away! The Erwin Brothers, directors of MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, just launched a contest that will select two winning moms to attend the Hollywood Premiere of the movie! Winners will also get a celebrity makeover, a shopping trip with MOMS’ NIGHT OUT star, Sarah Drew, pictures on the red carpet, and a spot at the after party with the stars! Watch this special video from Jon Erwin to learn all about it:



You can read the contest rules here and enter the contest at!

Tune in to MomTV today at 1:15pm ET for a MomTV Mom Meetup with me to learn more about the contest and have a chance to win movie tickets to see MOMS’ NIGHT OUT in theaters on May 9th!

Girl Power Rocks With Goldie Blox!

If you have a girl in your life who loves math and science (and even if she is the girliest girl on the block), check out this new product I found at Toy Fair called Goldie Blox. There is a huge disparity in the number of girls vs. boys who pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) studies and careers. In lower grades, STEM courses are geared heavily toward boys if they are offered at all, so that many colleges and universities report a very small number of women in STEM majors. Debbie Sterling, inventor of Goldie Blox, wants to close the gap. Debbie created the product and corresponding books to offer girls a fantastic opportunity to unleash their left-side brains and be innovators in math, engineering and science!

Watch my interview with Debbie as she reveals her “a-ha” moment and why she created this award-winning product. As I tell her during the interview, this is not only teaching concrete STEM skills, it’s a life lesson in setting goals and achieving them. Talk about girl power!



Check out more Toy Fair reviews at MomTV.

#HPShowandTech Live Demos on 3/26 and 3/27

This week the HP Show and Tech live product demonstrations will give you the opportunity to learn more about the HP Deskjet 2542 Inkjet All-in-One Printer and the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14″ Laptop.

The HP Deskjet 2542 Inkjet All-in-One Printer is currently available on for $59! This printer delivers easy wireless printing from any room in your home, plus scanning and copying, at an affordable price. You can set up quickly and preserve space with its compact design. This printer takes HP 61 ink cartridges, which are also available at

The HP Sparkling Black 14″ Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC is currently available on for $328! With the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14″ Laptop, you can scroll effortlessly through social networks, share photos with a few simple taps, and start a Skype chat with a touch! All of these features are available on a thin and light design that you’ll want with you all of the time.

Need to know more about the HP Deskjet 2542 Inkjet All-in-One Printer and the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14″ Laptop? Join HP During their LIVE broadcasts to learn more and ask your own questions during HP Show and Tech on With 6 live broadcasts over two days, there’s sure to be a time that fits into your schedule.

Mark your calendar:

Wednesday, March 26: 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm ET

Thursday, March 27: 12pm, 6pm, and 9pm ET 

Save the Date for Social Media on the Sand! #BeachesMoms


Get your passports ready and round up your family for a one-of-a-kind social media conference experience!  Beaches Resorts Social Media on the Sand will host top social media influencers at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa for an immersive and completely unique event at the Caribbean’s leading family resort.  From blogging on the beach to hashtags and hammocks, attendees will sharpen their social media skills through inspiring and empowering sessions, while connecting in the Caribbean and creating unforgettable memories amid an incredibly beautiful island setting.

Learn more about this great event at!

Join me for the #HPShowandTech Twitter Party today at 3pm ET!

Many of you tuned in to the HP Show and Tech live product demonstrations on at the end of last year to learn about some of the great technology available from HP, and I’m inviting you to tune in again next week to learn about two new products: the HP Deskjet All-in-One-Printer and the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14″ Laptop.

Before the live demonstrations begin next week, you’re invited to join me for a fun and informative twitter party where we’ll chat about these two products and the upcoming HP Show and Tech live product demonstrations on

HP Show and Tech Twitter Party

Date: Friday, March 21st

Time: 3pm ET

Location: #HPShowandTech

Host: @MomTalkRadio (Maria Bailey, Founder of MomSelect)

After hearing about the HP Deskjet All-in-One Printer and the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14″ Laptop available at, we’re sure you will want them in your own home. That’s why we’re giving away these products as well as Walmart gift cards to some lucky winners throughout the party!

In addition to the host, be sure to follow @HP, @HPShowandTech, and @MomSelectAmy throughout the party for updates, prize information and details.

Also, please mark your calendar for the following dates and times so you can tune in to the HP Show and Tech live product demonstrations on on Wednesday, March 26th at 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm ET and on Thursday, March 27th at 12pm, 6pm, and 9pm. Hope to see you there!

International Day of Happiness #MomTV Meetup

It’s the International Day of Happiness!

Join me tonight at 9pm ET on for a special MomTV Meetup to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. I’ll be talking about all things that make me happy and giving away some prizes from The Happy’s!

I hope to see you tonight! In the meantime, get happy and learn The Happy’s Dance:

Our Night At the Movies #MNOMovie #NMNO14

If you know me and follow me, you know about a little event I started a few years ago called National Mom’s Nite Out. This annual event which now draws millions of moms to celebrations across the country (May 8th this year) will be even better  with the release of Mom’s Night Out, the movie on May 9th.


I’ve seen the movie no less than four times now and have loved it even more each time. I had the rare opportunity to visit Alabama last summer and watch the actual filming of the movie into the wee hours of the morning. (Here’s the post.) Even better, I met two of the directors’ wives (the Erwin brothers), who are certainly inspirations behind the film with young children of their own. Check back here soon as John Erwin was my guest on Mom Talk Radio last week.


Last Tuesday, we had the chance to attend a South Florida screening of the movie friends and we’re still raving about it. We loved the positive messages in the movie, but most of all the hilarious situations that moms (and dads) can relate to, especially if you’ve tried to take a rare night off!  Even though I’ve seen it multiple times, I still laughed out loud, teared up and felt so good after the movie.





Hundreds of bloggers have had the chance to attend preview screenings of this Sony Pictures movie, and the response has been fantastic.

San Antonio bloggers see Moms' Night Out movie

The cast is amazing and it’s so worth a few hours of your Mother’s Day weekend. So after you celebrate National Mom’s Nite Out on May 8th, make a date (with girlfriends or anyone else) to see this movie. You’ll love it.

About Mom’s Night Out

Produced by Kevin Downes to be distributed by AFFIRM Films (a division of Sony Pictures) and Provident Films, ‘Mom’s Night Out’ is a fast-paced, family comedy about four moms scheduling a night out where everything can and will go wrong, yet it all turns out just fine in the end. No matter how well-organized moms are, we can all tell the same story or two about a night out going awry! The film features a fantastic lineup of stars like Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD) and Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS). Platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) is “Bones,” a philosophical tattoo artist with a checkered past and a load of wisdom.


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