SmartMom Stories: Lilli’s Battle with Ezcema

Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 10.45.00 AMSmartMom is a community of moms who turn to each other for advice during some of their most trying times. It’s important to share our stories and experiences with each other, so we can learn how to best take care of ourselves and our families. We so often go to Google or WebMD when something odd happens with our children, but there is so much mis-information and answers on the internet it takes too long to sift through. SmartMom strives to help moms save time, precious time, time when your little one is struggling, time you can’t waste, so you can get back to what matters most. 

We welcome SmartMom Juliann in sharing her daughter’s story of battling a horrible case of eczema and how an overlooked solution made a difference overnight. 

At only a few weeks old, my daughter Lilli started showing signs of skin irritation and eczema. She was not able to sleep soundly, she was constantly pulling out her hair and scratching any part of her body her fingers could reach. At each visit to her pediatrician we would ask questions and search for solutions to soothe her gradually worsening skin problems.

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SmartMoms Buy Smart Brands: Burt’s Bees Baby

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SmartMom is very pleased to announce a special “Ask Me Anything” event in the app with two brand representatives from Burt’s Bees Baby!

Take out your phone and set a reminder for WednesdayMarch 8th at 7pm ET!

SmartMoms are invited to an exclusive live chat with Maria Asker and Mandy Cotta to get to know more about Burt’s Bees Baby and discuss what it means to be a “smart brand.”

At SmartMom, we label Burt’s Bees Baby a “smart brand” because they created a product line that we believe nurtures our children from the outside in – soft, natural pieces, 100% organic. What do you consider a “smart brand”? Come March 8th, it’s your turn to ask the questions and talk about what is important to you when it comes to the brands you welcome into your family. Continue reading

March Contest: Burt’s Bees Baby Gift Card

burts-bees-markAs SmartMoms, we try to do the best for our children and families. We try to get food on the table before a tantrum. We try to soothe our sick littles so they can rest and get better quickly. We try to turn the TV off in hopes our babies will say their first words. While we try and try and try, it’s clear that certain brands make things easier on us moms. What we’ve come to know is that SmartMoms buy smart brands.

During the month of March, we will be featuring Burt’s Bees Baby as one of our smart brands for SmartMoms. We label them a smart brand because Burt’s Bees Baby has created a product line that nurtures our children from the outside in – soft, natural pieces, and 100% organic.

We will be rewarding 5 SmartMoms with a gift card to Burt’s Bees Baby! That’s right, moms – THE MONTHLY CONTEST IS BACK!

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You’re Invited! *SmartMom’s Night Out*

Smartmoms Night Out!

For one special evening, SmartMom invites our incredible community to come out of the app for SmartMom’s Night Out.

SmartMom and Vicki Reece of Joy of Mom are hosting a unique event dedicated to celebrating moms who deserve a night out on the town.

Come March 16th, you can shop, eat, drink and mingle with Chicago’s finest.

Meet Monica from Chicago-based children’s clothing company Monica + Andy and shop the spring line at a discount. Sip on “mom juice” from Ferrari-Carano while creating your own makeup bag with DIY experts Make to Celebrate.

New and expecting moms can anticipate pregnancy/nursing-friendly bites from Kitchfix and a relaxing mini-makeover with Julep.

Not from the Chicagoland area? Not to worry. Join virtually by watching Joy of Mom’s LIVE STREAM of the event on Facebook! Also, log in to the SmartMom app to answer Chicago moms’ questions in real time.

RSVP to rsvp@simplybeagency.com ASAP to secure your spot at the event as space is limited. 

SmartMom Expert Series Contest #4: Win an ULTA Swag Bag!

Screen Shot 2017-02-16 at 2.48.58 PMTake out your phone and set a reminder for next WednesdayFebruary 22nd at 7pm ET! 

SmartMom will be featuring celebrity make-up artist, Shannon O’Brien. We got to know a bit about Shannon during our Real Life SmartMom Series where she answered a few of SmartMom’s questions about motherhood and family life. Come February 22nd, it’s your turn to ask the questions!

It’s also time for another LIVE CONTEST in the SmartMom app sponsored by ULTA Beauty!

Any mom that downloads the app and logs in during the SmartMom Expert Series Events will be entered to win a beautiful gift bag courtesy of Ulta Beauty. The more you participate by asking questions, giving stars, and commenting during the events, the more chances you are entered to win!

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Real Life SmartMom Shannon O’Brien

Shannon Headshots - Natalie Probst Photography84 copyAt SmartMom, we are very excited to continue our blogger series featuring your favorite Mommy Bloggers! We go to them for advice, recipes, support and whenever Google comes up with an answer we don’t like. Let’s get to know the mommies behind these amazing blogs a bit better – why? Because they are SmartMoms; and smart moms talk to SmartMoms.

This week we hear from Shannon O’Brien, a make-up artist who has worked with celebrities including Sophia Bush, Kristin Cavallari, and Meghan Markle (Prince Harry’s girlfriend!). Shannon is mom to an 18 month old daughter who, from this interview, sounds like an absolute firecracker. Read this interview while looking at her Instagram for pure inspiration. #momcrush

Here are some questions we asked –

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SmartMom Expert Series Contest #3: Win an ULTA Swag Bag!

ULTA lipsticksAre you ready for another LIVE CONTEST in the SmartMom app sponsored by ULTA Beauty!

Any mom that downloads the app and logs in during the SmartMom Expert Series Events will be entered to win a beautiful gift bag courtesy of Ulta Beauty. The more you participate by asking questions, giving stars, and commenting during the events, the more chances you are entered to win!

Take out your phone and set a reminder for February 8th at 6pm CT! 

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SmartMom Expert Series: February Features

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Who is being featured in February?

This is the month of Shannon! We have two awesome moms, both named Shannon, that will be featured during the SmartMom Expert Series.

What is the SmartMom Expert Series?

The SmartMom Expert Series is a special event series sponsored by ULTA Beauty. We are featuring some of the “smartest” mom bloggers in the country for exclusive “Ask Me Anything” sessions in the app for one hour only. Download the SmartMom app to ask your favorite bloggers anything in a real-time interview!

In addition to the AMA’s, we are hosting a live CONTEST on the SmartMom app sponsored by ULTA Beauty!

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Real Life SmartMom Shannon Bennett

IMG_9918At SmartMom, we are very excited to continue our blogger series featuring your favorite Mommy Bloggers! We go to them for advice, recipes, support and whenever Google comes up with an answer we don’t like. Let’s get to know the mommies behind these amazing blogs a bit better – why? Because they are SmartMoms; and smart moms talk to SmartMoms.

This week we hear from Shannon Bennett of popular blog, Mom Without Labels. Shannon recently decided to slowly transition out of the workforce to become a Stay At Home Mom. She’s not a full-time working mom but not a full-time stay-at-home mom, either – an interesting balance that she will share with us. Shannon says it perfectly: who needs labels, anyway? Get to know the mommy without labels below!

Here are some questions we asked –

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SmartMom Expert Series Contest #2: Win an ULTA Swag Bag!

Brushes copyWe are so excited to host a second LIVE CONTEST in the SmartMom app sponsored by ULTA Beauty!

How is this contest different than the monthly contest on the SmartMom app?

First of all, this contest is during a LIVE EVENT in the app! Moreover, this unique contest will provide our SmartMoms with a clean slate, so
that any mom that downloads the app and logs in during the SmartMom Expert Series Events will be entered to win. The more you participate by asking questions, giving stars, and commenting during the events, the more chances you are entered to win!

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