My number-one mess maker and I were psyched to attend Swiffer’s launch party for the new Sweep and Trap Swiffer yesterday. Moms, Dads, and a bunch of kids arrived at Make Meaning on the Upper East Side to try out some messy crafts, eat a lot of Swiffer-themed sweets AND get a private performance by Jewel!



The kids were given Swiffer aprons and were encouraged to have fun decorating cookies, making candy necklaces, designing glitter tattoos AND to make a huge mess while doing so! Then the moms (including Jewel, mom to a little boy herself) tried the new Swiffer Sweep and Trap which picks up both big pieces of stuff like cereal and tiny pesky pieces of glitter in it’s removable bin. I can definitely see this Swiffer getting some use around our home. My son is already calling it “his” Swiffer, so I’m hopeful I can trick him into cleaning up more often.



Jewel gave a private performance of her version of the “The Clean Up Song.” (available for download soon If only my son knew of the angst-ridden teenage moments I spent locked in my room listening to Jewel’s first album! She complimented him on his candy necklace and he told her his daddy was a musician, too. We’ll be listening to our download of “The Clean Up Song” next time we’re cleaning for sure!

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Jennifer Weedon Palazzo is a mom and working actress. She is the writer/creator of two mom-related web series in production (, and producer of the mom-themed webTV channel When she’s not writing about the funny side of being a mom, Jennifer can be found eating Reese’s Cups while furiously bidding on vintage clothing on eBay. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Evan Palazzo, bandleader of the Hot Sardines, and their son. Visit or follow her on Twitter: @slummy_mummy

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