FLASH Giveaway – win a Step2 Neighborhood Fun Center!


Ready for another AWESOME #FanFriday from Step2?     Enter to win a Neighborhood Fun Center™ for this week's Fan Friday giveaway! Entries accepted now through 11:59PM ET on 3/27/15 Click HERE! Giveaway open to residents of the 48 contiguous US states, 18+. The winner will be announced on the Step2 Facebook page and contacted via email on Monday, March 30, 2015. For more information about this playhouse, please visit http://www.step2.com/p/Neighborhood-Fun-Center ... ...continue reading

Power Pochette Power Bank and Leather Wallet with RFID Protection! {TWO WINNERS!}

Power Pochette

I've teamed up with Digital Treasure for this sponsored giveaway. Have you ever heard the horror stories of people having their identity and credit card information stolen by thieves through RFID chips?  Here's the scenario - you're just standing there, say on a sidewalk or in a department store looking at something, and there are a lot of people around. You may not notice, but one of those people has a handheld device that can scan, decode, and capture your information as quickly as they can ... ...continue reading

The Backpack Diaper Bag from Twelve Little – Review & Giveaway!

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My diaper bag needs have certainly changed over the years.  With three kids, instead of a bag that carries just newborn accessories, I now need a bag that can hold a variety of toddler snacks, spare diapers in two sizes, sippy cups, and distraction toys on top of all that a baby needs, and that list is anything but short and sweet.  I've also realized that with several people to transport around on our errands, and not any extra hands, I've GOT to have a hands-free bag that stays up on my ... ...continue reading

Kideos – the best and safest video app for kids! {Plus, an Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY!}


I've teamed up with Kideos for this post.  Can we talk about kids and YouTube? Have you ever given your child access to the wild world of YouTube? I have to confess that I allow my little guy to surf the video platform from time to time. It all started when we went out to dinner one night and he was in a fussy mood. Normally he plays quietly with his Thomas & Friends miniature engines, but on this particular night he was making quite a scene. Since I didn't have any movies or kid friendly ... ...continue reading

Enter to win FOUR Mamas and Papas Activity Toys – Just in time for Easter!

Mamas and Papas Activity Toys

Easter is right around the corner and if you've got a baby or toddler, you know trying to find gifts for their Easter baskets can be a bit of a challenge. Some children are just too young for candy, or maybe you don't want to give them empty calories and junk food. That's where Mamas and Papas activity toys come in!  They've got a super cute selection of toys that are perfect for Easter gifting (or anytime really!). Mamas & Papas wants to give one lucky winner FOUR of their Babyplay ... ...continue reading

Enter to Win a Taste Guru Box!

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Taste Guru is a monthly subscription box service that delivers delicious new gluten free products along with chef inspired recipes directly to your door. Included are 7 - 10 great gluten-free items each month, plus little bonus items. Janessa at Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently reviewed the Taste Guru subscription box and now we're offering our readers the chance to win their own box! Find out more and sign up for your own subscription here and for a limited time you'll receive a free ... ...continue reading

Mini Neapolitan Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches!

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Isn't it interesting how certain flavors or desserts just don't sound appealing at certain times of the year?  Imagine serving gingerbread and pumpkin pie at a summer picnic or watermelon popsicles at a Christmas party.  Some treats are just meant for certain seasons!  With the weather getting more pleasant and spring is on the horizon, I'm craving cold and slightly messy desserts in creamy pretty colors, and you know what that means...ice cream!  I decided to combine two of my latest favorite ... ...continue reading

Baby Video Monitor… Buy it or Skip it? {PLUS, a GIVEAWAY from Summer Infant!}


I've teamed up with Summer Infant for this post. When I was registering for my little guy (a little over 3 years ago now... where has the time gone?!), a friend took at look at my list and told me to scratch off the $30 audio monitor I'd chosen and recommended adding a video monitor. Truthfully, I thought the video monitoring was overkill. Wouldn't audio monitoring be sufficient? She told me I'd thank her later and I decided I might as well register for one... if someone bought it then great, ... ...continue reading

LÍLLÉbaby All Seasons Carrier Review & Giveaway!


Its no secret that babies love to be held.  Probably all day, if they had it their way.  This baby of mine, like many newborns, just hates to be put down!  She'll fall asleep on my chest in an instant, but it only takes about a minute in the bouncer before she realizes that she's NOT being held and that she's not happy about it!  For mothers of infants, sitters, crawlers, and even walkers, I totally recommend a sturdy baby carrier, and until I tried out a LÍLLÉbaby carrier, I didn't realize how ... ...continue reading

Simplify your morning routine with kids!

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We've all been there... scrambling at the last minute each morning, inevitably running late for appointments and school drop-offs. When my little guy entered preschool 3 days a week this year, I figured it would be no big deal. Surely we'd be able to get out of the house each morning for the 9 AM start time. Then, real life happens - every single day. My toddler is cranky, I'm exhausted and dragging my feet, my phone is ringing, we're out of bread and I need to get creative for lunch packing... ... ...continue reading

Introducing the NEW Persil ProClean detergents {Plus, enter to an amazing night on the town}!

Persil ProClean

I've teamed up with Persil ProClean for this post.  I've tried all sorts of detergents in my 20+ years of doing laundry. I went through a phase when I bought only the most expensive products because I thought they'd work the best, and then I went through a "green" phase where I tried to make my own environmentally friendly detergent. Let's just say my husband gently vetoed the homemade detergent. That was one area he wasn't willing to compromise on. He didn't think our clothes were getting ... ...continue reading

Enter to win $200+ in prizes in the #miniSPbdaybash!


Ready for a super cute and fluffy giveaway?! You know we love the Spray Pay so we're excited to team up with them to celebrate their little guy turning 3!  Mini Spray Pal 2.0 is just the cutest - if you're not following along with the Spray Pal family on Facebook and Instagram, you're missing out! In honor of the #miniSPbdaybash, we're giving away the follow goodies to one lucky person: 2 overnight bamboo fitteds from sloomb $50 gift card to Tangled Tantrum A cloth diaper starter set ... ...continue reading

Awesome (and Affordable) Sensory Toys for Toddlers! {PLUS, a GIVEAWAY!}


I've teamed up with Step2 for this post. It's pretty clear that children, and most adults for that matter, learn best when their senses are engaged. That's why babies touch, tug-on, and put everything in their mouths. It's also why certain scents trigger vivid memories. Your senses are tied into the way you process and learn about the environment and how you archive your memories. This is especially important for toddlers who are just brimming with excitement to explore the world and learn new ... ...continue reading

Easter Dessert Ideas!


Aren't you just in love with Spring? We're just buzzing around here! My little guy is so excited about Easter and all the goodies that come with it. From Easter egg hunts to Easter baskets to Easter dinner - there are lots of yummy things in store and he knows it! I've already started planning his basket and although I try to limit the amount of candy I put in there, I'm going ALL OUT with the Chocolate Surprise Eggs. If you didn't see our awesome tutorial for these Kinder Egg inspired treats, ... ...continue reading

NEW Disney / Pixar books and plush toys are available through Kohl’s Cares!


  I've teamed up with Kohl's to share this information with you. Did you know that throughout the year, Kohl's Department Stores releases select (AWESOME) merchandise for only $5 under their Kohl's Cares program?  Every time I shop at Kohl's I pick up a few of these items. They're generally fantastic books and accompanying plush characters that are super high quality, PLUS it all benefits a great cause! Kohl’s is committed to giving back to the communities it serves by supporting ... ...continue reading