The Search for the Next Gerber Baby! #MC #GerberPhotoSearch2014 #Sponsored

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gerber Baby. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. We love Gerber Baby!  Throughout their growth, my babies have always loved Gerber products.  The colors are brighter, the consistencies are better liked, and I appreciate the variety of flavor options available.  From the pureed baby foods up to the snacks and entrees, we've been able to find Gerber favorites regardless of the age and ... ...continue reading

Get an Early Start on Christmas Shopping with a Kmart $75 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Christmas is less than 2 months away, so I'm teaming up with Janessa from Thrifty Nifty Mommy to share about the great layaway program at Kmart. Janessa just blogged about her experience with Kmart Layaway. You can read all about it here. Gone are the days of having to be in store to create a layaway contract; now you can do it all online! Really, it doesn't get any better than this! Kmart's layaway program is great! An 8 week contract requires just a $5 service fee. Then, you just make ... ...continue reading

infantino Fresh Squeezed Squeeze Station

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This is a guest review from Heather of the blog Thrifty Nifty Mommy. All opinions are her own. Baby food, for me, is a very important focus as a Mom. I like having control over what my baby ingests, especially in those first few months of eating solids, which is why I am generally not a fan of commercially processed baby food. My first born never had any, EVER. Then 18 months later my second came along. It's at that point, or at least it was for me, that you have to start picking your battles. ... ...continue reading

Stroller Shadez Couture + $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Stroller Shadez Couture, PLUS $100 Target gift card giveaway! These beautiful covers are sold for $44.99-$49.99, making this prize package worth $149.99! Stroller Shadez Couture sun shades were created by a mom for moms! Since infant and children's skin is extremely sensitive and sun burns can occur within minutes in direct sunlight, regardless of temperature, these shades are useful and necessary in all types of seasons and weather. Because they fit on both strollers and infant ... ...continue reading

Stroller Shadez Couture Review

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Can I just say that I love living in this day and age where there are so many beautiful and useful baby products available to us?!  I get a kick out of every time my mom sees something new and functional and says something like, "We certainly didn't have that when I was raising kids".  She is really going to swoon over this adorable sun shade from Stroller Shadez Couture!  I've been told (numerous times) that back in the day, mothers could only drape a blanket over their baby carriers to offer ... ...continue reading

An easy way to Share A Meal and help fight childhood hunger here in the US. #ShareAMeal

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Disclosure: I teamed up with Unilever Project Sunlight for this post.  All opinions are mine.  A few weeks ago, I told you that I was partnering with Unilever Project Sunlight in order to help turn the tables on childhood hunger in the US.  With over 16 million hungry children right here in my own country, I just couldn't sit idly by any longer.  I wanted to help!  It's easy to envision making a grand impact, but I wanted to find out more about what I could do (and what ALL of us could do) with ... ...continue reading

ZenKid Stroller Organizer Review and Giveaway!

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I've been noticing a trend with strollers lately - more fancy features, but less storage.  Fancy features are great and all, but as a mom, I NEED storage.  I need a resting place for my bottle of water when we're strolling, and a pocket for my keys, and snacks, and sippy cups.  You get the idea.  I do love when a stroller comes with a cup holder, but sometimes that isn't enough.  That's where the genius behind the ZenKid Baby Stroller Organizer comes in. ZenKid sent me their Baby Stroller ... ...continue reading

5 Tips to Get Winter Ready Skin! {Plus, an Olay Regenerist Luminious + Walgreens Giveaway!}

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The really cold weather will be here before you know it.  I'm sure you've felt the effects of that cool, dry air on your skin, so here are some quick and easy tips to get winter ready skin! 1.) Keep drinking water! It's easy to forget to drink the recommended 8+ glasses of water per day when you're chilly and don't particularly feel parched, but staying hydrated is important to keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. 2.) Don't forget the sunscreen! Just because it's not sweltering hot, ... ...continue reading

Win with Miranda Lambert and CRYSTAL LIGHT! #CrystalLightWM #MC #sponsored

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I think I've been conscious about consuming sugary drinks since I could read.  It must have started in a health class or something in elementary school, and since then, I feel so guilty drinking anything with added sugars!  I remember the first time I came ... ...continue reading

Awesome toy alert! Lincoln Logs The Collector\'s Edition Homestead Review and Giveaway!

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I'm going to show my age for a moment here and say that I remember the good ole' days when toys didn't have a touch screen and there weren't apps for everything.  My childhood toys were all based on imaginative play - Cabbage Patch Kids, Barbie Dolls, Lincoln Logs - you get the idea.  I remember playing in our finished basement for hours with my Lincoln Logs set and building and rebuilding until my heart was content.  Sturdy, classic, wooden toys.  Ah, the memories!  That's why I was SO excited ... ...continue reading

Cake Maternity and Nursing Bras Review & Giveaway

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Isn't it funny how in your childbearing years, you find yourself frequently cycling your wardrobe in and out, based on your lifestyle at the moment?  After I haul out the box of maternity clothes and pack up my skinny jeans for a season, before I know it, I'm back in the storage closet pulling out the nursing wear.  Nursing tops, nursing dresses, and most importantly, nursing bras!  A good nursing bra is an absolute staple, and there's no way to get around it if you're breastfeeding.  If you're ... ...continue reading

DIY Trick or Treat Bag! A quick and easy idea to compliment your child\'s Halloween costume!

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I teamed up with Netflix and the #StreamTeam for this post.  Halloween is almost here!  This will be my little guy's third Halloween (he's just over two years old), but this will be his FIRST time trick-or-treating!  I think he's finally old enough to understand the concept and I couldn't be more excited to load him in our wagon and cruise around our neighborhood on Halloween night.  Since my toddler is OBSESSED with trains lately, I knew I wanted to tie that into his costume, so when I saw an ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle from GiGGo Toys!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and GiGGo Toys wants to help raise awareness and funds to help find a cure! That's why a portion of sales from the Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle in PINK will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Based out of Long Island, New York, GiGGo Toys designs, manufactures, and distributes 6 & 12 volt battery ride-on toys for children ages 2-8. Their entire mission is to bring fun toys to kids! They encourage kids of all ... ...continue reading

Jamberry Nails Flash Giveaway Winner

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Ready to see who won the Jamberry Nails Flash Giveaway? Just check below for your name! If you love these giveaways, please help us by entering! Our reach is down on Facebook and fewer and fewer people are seeing our posts. Each and every "like", comment, and share helps so much more than you know!   The lucky winner of this giveaway is Amanda Ross! Please send me a private message on Facebook within 48 hours to claim your prize. I'll just need your name and email address to ... ...continue reading

Brolly Sheets: Waterproof Mattress Pads Review & Giveaway!

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Potty-training is not my favorite stage of motherhood.  It actually wasn't all that bad when we took the plunge with our toddler, and he caught on really quick, but because he's such an intensely deep sleeper at night, we left "night potty training" for later.  Later is now, and its not so much fun.  I decided that if I was going to be changing an exceptional number of sheets soon, I needed some sort of sheet protector or mat or anything that was going to make these middle-of-the-night bed ... ...continue reading