Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Inn the mood?

I know where we're NOT going on our next vacation.

Hotels run the gamete
By Kitty Bean Yancey, USA TODAY
Hotels have tried every conceivable kind of promotion, and here's the latest: the procreation vacation.

Three Starwood properties in the Caribbean and Bahamas have given birth to the concept, a three-night getaway that includes romantic dinners, spa treatments and island potions said to increase chances of a pregnancy.

"The idea was born when housekeepers at The Westin St. John were extolling the fertility benefits of pumpkin soup," Starwood marketing executive Bill Thompson says. "We're simply enhancing the baby-making process by offering island remedies that have been passed down for generations."

Procreation packages are now offered at The Westin St. John Resort & Villas on St. John; The Westin at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort on Grand Bahama Island; and the Martineau Bay Resort & Spa on the island of Vieques off Puerto Rico.

They run $1,600 to $3,500 for two (I would assume it is for two, hard to make a baby with just one!) and include suite accommodations, two romantic dinners, a couple's massage with aromatherapy (said to promote fertility) and reflexology (billed as aiding virility).

Infant-icipating males can guzzle unlimited glasses of sea moss elixir (a marine plant mixed with milk, sugar and spices). It's the Caribbean answer to Viagra, Starwood says.

Women in the mood to be moms get unlimited bowls of pumpkin soup, rich in vitamins believed to promote conception.

Whether these embryonic packages will lead to an addition to the family remains to be seen, but it's certainly fertile ground for hotel marketing.


  • At 9:40 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger Rachelle Jones said…

    I can vouch on this hotel thing. However I will add here this can be done inexpensively.

    I think I conceived #1 child in a $80 hotel room....however I think the bikini helped.

  • At 10:16 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I know a gal who names her children after the place where they were conceived - like Dallas, Austin, etc.

    I'm glad we didn't do that. "On Susan's couch" just doesn't seem like it would do Hot Rod justice. Remember that one AoD?

  • At 10:34 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was pretty sure he was in our apartment in Fort Worth.

    Besides even if I am wrong Austin would have been fine.

  • At 10:48 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger North Dallas Thirty said…

    LOL.....that was my father's drunken confession at my uncle's bachelor party....that I was forever marked as a Texan because I was conceived there. Something about I-35, Austin, a bottle of wine, and a reckless act....

  • At 11:29 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Okay, THAT is just silly. Pumpkin soup?

  • At 11:45 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    *strumming six-string*

    He was conceieved in the back seat

    of a ..

    Greyhound bus

    Rollin' down highway thirty five.

  • At 11:55 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger North Dallas Thirty said…

    You know, Kat, I just noticed.....statistically, the month in which the most babies are born is is August.....which happens to come nine months after pumpkin consumption rises and peaks (Halloween to Thanksgiving).

    In other words, that pie may be dangerous to your hips and waist in more ways than one. :)

  • At 2:26 PM, November 11, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    It is also - in most states - when it starts getting colder, too, and you want to nestle and generate a little bit of warmth and one thing leads to another which leads to another and pretty soon, you don't care if you don't have that condom handy ... not that I'd know or anything.


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