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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Oscar Gift Bags!!

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Wanna get even MORE jealous of your fave stars??

Take a break from your hard day of taking care of others and get the inside scoop on post-Oscar celeb treatment, from Perezitos' pro party planner and mommy contributor, Amy Malin!!

Naturally, Amy was party hop'n with the celebs to all the HOTTEST post award show bashes.

She saw (and swiped herself) all the AMAZING party swag she could find — just so she could gush about it to us. SO thoughtful! :P

Watch the EXCLUSIVE video (above) to hear what it's like to get the star treatment!

And to get more super fab tips from Amy, follow her @TrueheartEvents!!

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EXCLUSIVE: Quick Tips For A Healthy Home #2

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Quick Tips For A Healthy Home!

A healthy house means a healthy family!

There are so many little ways you can keep your home safe and your children healthy.

The experts over at at the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC have sent us few tips on home safety that can benefit your family AND the environment!

Here's the Center's Director Dr. Philip J. Landrigan second tip for Perezitos.com readers:

Stay warm without harming the environment.

The average family spends $1,400 a year on energy bills, says the EPA, with half of these costs spent on heating and cooling. To reduce costs and reduce air pollution, use energy-efficient heating equipment that is properly sized and maintained. Make sure all ducts are sealed, as leaks reduce energy efficiency by 20 percent. If your equipment is over 15 years old, consider replacing it.

Clicker HERE to get last month's helpful house maintenance tip!

And for more information about the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, go to www.cehcenter.org!

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The Baby Gift Moms Will Thank You For! (Plus An EXCLUSIVE Promo!)

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What do you gift a baby?

It's been a long time since you've been a baby, how are you suppose to know what they like?!

Thankfully Perezitos' parenting experts, The Baby Planners (thebabyplanners.com), has the prefect gift idea for babies that will have their parents sending thank you cards!

Ellie & Melissa write:

Not sure what to get the kid who has everything?

We weren't either until Citrus Lane (citruslane.com) came along. These hand picked care packages hold new surprises every month. Delivered to your door and tailored to your baby's age, this is a subscription gift giving service that celebs like Sarah Drew, Lindsay Price and Sarah Michelle Gellar are all fans of.

They won us over with their fresh finds, they'll win you over with their parent tips - included in every box. It's a gift-gift sitch for everyone and we here at The BP's HQ (www.thebabyplanners.com) are sold!

AND as a special bonus, Citrus Lane is offering the following PROMO EXCLUSIVELY to Perezitos readers: 20% off any single package or 20% off the first month of a monthly subscription!!

Just use code JAN20OFF - good through February 15, 2012.

That sounds PERFECT!!

Srsly, we're signing up right now.

For more fun finds and terrific tips, remember to follow CLICK HERE to Ellie & Melissa @thebabyplanners on Twitter!

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EXCLUSIVE: How To Deal With Bitchy Moms!

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It's Q&A with Perezitos' pro party planner, organizer, and all around motherhood expert Amy Malin!!

Perezcious mom, Dawn in Phoenix, has question for Amy we ALL can relate to. She's having trouble dealing with a grown-up bully!

Dawn asks:

"Hi Amy. I'm loving your Mommy tips! So, this is kind of a weird question, and I hope you can help me out.

This Mom from the playgroup my son is in is really mean. She's always making rude comments about the other Moms and sometimes she makes snide remarks about the other kids too. I can't stand being around it and I don't want my son exposed to this kind of behavior. What do I do?"

That's a toughie! Let's see how Amy thinks we should deal with this:

Hi Dawn! I'm glad you dig my Mommy tips!

This Mom from your son's playgroup sounds like a real bully and those are never fun at any age. Bullies normally pick on others because they are actually really insecure about themselves. They think the best way to lift themselves up is by putting others down, which is the farthest thing from the truth.

You don't have to take this kind of abuse and you should definitely protect your son from it too. Since a bully gangs up on others, turn the tables and have all of the Moms pull the Mommy Bully aside and in a very nice but firm way, explain how none of you appreciate her rude remarks. Also mention that being mean to the kids and to the other parents is completely unacceptable.

Tell her if she is going through a tough time at home or work, the Playgroup Mommies are happy to be a support system and listen, but none of you are willing to be her doormat or have her lash out at your kids. Hopefully she chills out and apologizes. If she doesn't stop the bullying, then tell her that the playgroup is all about fun for the kids and if she is going to continue to ruin the spirit of it, then unfortunately her child won't be able to come back to the playgroup anymore. Maybe that will get her to grow up.

If it doesn't, and she won't leave the group, then your best bet is to start a new playgroup with like minded parents who want a bully free space for their children to enjoy playtime.

That's a ballzie move!

Howeves, Amy is right. Confrontation isn't always easy — but when it comes to your child it's worth it!

To ask Amy about any other motherhood tips, follow her at @TrueheartEvents!!

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EXCLUSIVE: Carry That Baybay Right!

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Carry That Baybay Right!

Babies are cute and all… but why can't they walk on their own!

Carrying your bundle of joy in your arms and shlepping around a stroller isn't always joyful. That's why you ned a baby carrier!

But with all the baby carries on the market, it's hard to chose the one that's right for you. Thankfully, Perezitos baby toting expert Jogger Mom has all the answer's for precious parents on the go, like Amy who asks:

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EXCLUSIVE: The Best Diaper Bag For Dads

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Q&A with The Baby Planners!

Ever notice that diaper bags they're made to suit the baby's taste, and not the parents? Perezicous daddy Craig has! He asks:

"Where can I get a diaper bag that isn't pink or covered in flowers?"

Well, Perezitos's The Baby Planners have a great suggestions — just in time of the holidays!

Their tip for Craig:

Here at Baby Planners HQ we say, don't forget Daddy!

Nope, we're not talking about the latest gadget or golf clubs, we're talking about diaper bags. Yup, all Dads and Dads-to-be have stuff to shlep around when they're on baby duty, so why not gift them this Holiday Season with a bag of their own. We're big fans of Diaper Dude created by a cool dude-Dad himself, who wanted a hip and handy diaper bag to call his own. These cool sacks have sporty messenger styling and lots of handy features for on-the-go parents.

Just ask celeb fans Jason Priestley, Mira Sorvino and of course, Tori & Dean - who all sport the same Dude Bag While the bag may be "camo" in color, it definitely will get Dad some attention!

Don't forget to follow Ellie & Melissa @TheBabyPlanners on Twitter!

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