Coconut Wireless Weekend News

In Hawaii it’s said that news travels fast on the Coconut Wireless. It really is a small place so news, gossip, secrets get from one person to another by word of mouth, talking story. This is called the Coconut Wireless.

I get news from companies throughout the week that I want to share with you so here it is, Ohana Mama’s Coconut Wireless Weekend News

YouCanMakeThis is about to launch their sister site, YouCAnQuiltThis!  In honor of the launch their sponsoring a giveaway for a Marie Osmond Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine! You can also receive a FREE watermelon and Spring tulips project!  So head on over and enter! … “A new mobile application for BlackBerry and iPhone makes eating out at fast food and casual dining restaurants a healthier experience. GoodFoodNearYou is the first free web and mobile service to search for location-based restaurant nutrition information anywhere in the U.S..

GoodFoodNearYou is perfect for busy parents! Now, you can find tons of restaurant food options that are healthier and have lower calories, fat, and carbs. Search for good food near you anywhere – especially when you need to make healthy eating choices FAST…

Visit GoodFoodNearYou on the web at,, and get directions to download the free mobile apps.”

From Better World Books…”Green online book reseller Better World Books is making it easy for  Moms and Dads can stock their kid’s room or nursery’s bookshelf with “Where the Wild Things Are,” Paddington, etc. while at the same time:

– Diverting books from landfills (buying used is the best kind of recycling – and so far BWB has spared over 6,000 TONS from ‘fills.)
– Offsetting shipping environmental costs with carbon offsets from
– Avoiding an SUV ride to the local Barnes & Noble for a “virgin pulp” new hardback

And as if that wasn’t enough, here are some other bonuses:

– BWB books are up to 80% cheaper than new ones
– Shipping is free!
– Better World shares its revenues with important literacy groups like Books for Africa

So by shopping on, a mom will be doing something good for the environment, teaching her children to reuse resources when possible, and helping another child somewhere in the world learn to read to boot.  A ripple of effect of good—all because she decided to ‘green’-up a bit!”

New Book!

Dump ‘Em: How to Break up With Anyone from Your Best Friend to Your Hairdresser
by Jodyne L. Speyer
…”Featuring personal stories, useful scripts, and interviews with experts, DUMP ‘EM is a fun and practical guide that teaches us how to speak up, once and for all. Speyer shares intimate tales of breaking up with everyone from a houseguest to a beloved family doctor, giving readers a roadmap to finding their own way of saying “thanks, but no thanks.”

Each chapter of DUMP ‘EM features useful facts, tips, and anecdotes, and includes Q & A’s with experts such as fitness guru Bob Harper, the trainer on “The Biggest Loser”, funny man Adam Carolla, high profile attorney Thomas Mesereau (who represented Michael Jackson and Robert Blake), England’s most famous celebrity housekeeper, Aggie MacKenzie, professional houseguest, Kato Kaelin and comedian Sarah Silverman (Speyer’s sister!).”

Traveling soon?

“As parents plan their next family vacation, what happens when they want some much needed adult time during their trip?
There’s a new trustworthy tool for parents while on the road- The team at has been helping families find quality child care for over 20 years. Parents can view a free preview of available babysitters through their local neighborhood mapping technology, run a background check, and check references all with the click of a mouse.  In fact, the site was designed by a mom to be as easy to use as possible!”

Purple March Madness!

From RuffleButts…
“For a limited time, if you purchase our Purple Glitter Knit Ruffle Butt & Tee Set, we’ll throw in a FREE woven grape Bloomer! This is a can’t miss kinda deal, so be sure to order early, as this promotion is only available while supplies last. Add a coordinating Spring Floral Swing Top and have a whole new Spring Ruffle Butts wardrobe!!


  1. NanaTutu4r says:

    Aloha –

    Gosh, so much news about so many wonderful goodies! And, so great to be able to “browse” or shop on the weekend while still chillin’ in my pj’s! (Sorta like a mini Sharper Image of cool child-and-parent-friendly items).

    What a wonderful addition this was to the weekend!

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