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Coming to America ~ An Exciting Trip Awaits You!

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I know many of my readers live in America but I want to talk to my readers who do not live in America for a moment. Have you ever thought about visiting America? I have lived here my entire life and I have to say it's been great visiting different parts of this country. From the never-asleep New York City on the East coast to the gorgeous sand beaches and sun sets on the California western coast there are plenty of things to see and do! I … [Read more...]

Online Shopping and Finding Deals

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I have to admit that I have become rather fond of shopping online. Haven't you? I mean, it's just so easy and convenient! And to me, it's FUN! You don't have to go out in the winter when there is snow on the ground, you don't have to go out in the summer when there is extreme heat, you don't have to worry about if the kids will be fussy...you can just shop in the convenience of your own home! I order online for a few reasons: the convenience, the … [Read more...]

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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I have to tell the story so it's a NOT SO Wordless Wednesday! Every time LA hears baby Addy crying he tries to give her something. Yesterday she was crying and he grabbed a blanket and ran to her crib and threw it in. I was chasing after him but didn't get there in time to get the shot of him putting the blanket in the crib for her. This was right after...excuse the blurriness of the photo...he was moving fast to get her blanket to her! :) … [Read more...]

#Green #Giveaways Galore! Link Up or Enter Green Giveaways!

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Bri from Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here again for another week of our weekly linky devoted to Green Giveaways!  Please feel free to link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and make sure to leave the end date for entrants!  This linky will be open until next Monday so feel free to stop by and add any giveaways you post throughout the week!These are our only requirements for adding a giveaway:It must be family friendly.It must be a green, … [Read more...]

Milkmakers Review and GIVEAWAY!

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I was incredibly worried about going back to work and continuing with breast feeding baby Addy. It can be difficult to pump and bring home milk every day and add to that extra work the stress about whether or not I pump enough and it could create some trouble in the breast feeding world. In order to prepare myself for my return to work I pumped and established my freezer supply before I went back to work. I also looked into things to assist me … [Read more...]

Is Your Baby Getting Enough Iron?

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Is your baby getting enough iron? A baby less than one year needs 11 milligrams of iron every day to prevent deficiencies and to stay healthy. The best way to get this iron is through a combination of breast milk or formula supplemented with an iron-fortified cereal. Earth's Best infant cereals provide an excellent source of iron (45%), an essential mineral for proper infant growth and development. Earth's Best cereals are available in a variety … [Read more...]

I Love Finding Deals at CouponCodes4u!

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I am a big couponer. Well, not huge, but I am always looking for a way to save money. I used to use coupons every where I went and if I didn't have a coupon for a restaurant, I didn't eat out! I have gotten my husband to the point that whenever I want something he will ask,  "do you have a coupon?" LOL  It has rubbed off and sometimes it can be annoying, but I am thankful that he wants to save money as well! Since having my two little ones, I … [Read more...]

Friday’s Fabulous Fluff Feature ~ Cloth Diapering Two Babes Under Two

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I've decided this week to step away from reviews for a moment and just have some straight talk. I want to talk about what it's been like to use cloth diapers on my two babes under two years old. As most of you know, I work full time so I don't have the exact same cloth diapering experience as some mamas who stay home with their little ones. You see, we cloth diaper part of the time. It's just not possible on days I work and the kids go to daycare … [Read more...]

Little Caesars Promotions for a Quick, Easy Dinner and a Giveaway!

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One of my biggest weaknesses is pizza. A wonderful, hot, cheesy pizza fresh out of the oven! Yum! I have loved pizza my entire life and it's so hard to pass up! Holiday weekends like this one definitely include pizza in our family and with me always looking for a great deal, Little Caesars is a place I frequent! Check out the Little Caesars site for information on all of their yummy offerings!They have some amazing deals for a quick and easy … [Read more...]

#Green #Giveaways Galore (Link Up or Enter Giveaways!)

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Bri from Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here again for another week of our weekly linky devoted to Green Giveaways!  Please feel free to link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and make sure to leave the end date for entrants!  This linky will be open until next Monday so feel free to stop by and add any giveaways you post throughout the week!These are our only requirements for adding a giveaway:It must be family friendly.It must be a green, … [Read more...]

My Children, My Heart

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Last year I used to write monthly letters to LA. I hate to admit that I got too busy with other things and this feature was put aside. I loved writing those letters and I loved expressing myself to my child and writing about his achievements. I've decided this is something I need and want to do again but instead of it being a letter to LA, each month it will be a letter to all three of my children.I don't talk much about ZZ on my blog because … [Read more...]

Tips for Toddlers to Encourage Healthy Eating

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We've had some challenging times with LA and his eating habits. He is getting to the point now where he not only will be picky about what he eats, but when he gets food in front of him he wants to be Mr. Independent and when he has that he is full, he wants to play with what is left.Toddlers enjoy playing with their food; it is a part of learning about it. Here are some helpful tips for encouraging your toddler to eat healthy from Earth’s … [Read more...]

Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature with Twin City Diaper and a GIVEAWAY!

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This week here at Mama on a Green Mission I'll be featuring a Soft Bums Echo that was sent to me for review on Baby Addy from Twin City Diaper Company! Read on to learn about a great cloth diaper shop and the Soft Bums diaper!Twin City Diaper Co. is an online boutique that features some great cloth diapering products! They are very proud to carry some Made in the USA and WAHM (work at home mama) diapers and are sure to highlight those on their … [Read more...]

The Healthier Smoothie and a GIVEAWAY!

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Organic foods offer countless healthful benefits for children and the world around us. I feed my children as much organic as possible and Earth's Best makes it so much easier when feeding our toddler and our baby when she starts eating solids. Earth’s Best Organic Sesame Street® Fruit Yogurt Smoothies are a nutritious snack made from organic fruit and real organic yogurt. They are specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of toddlers and … [Read more...]

Nursing and Pumping Stress Free with Making Mama’s Milk & More (Review and GIVEAWAY!)

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I've talked in the past about nursing LA and how I struggled daily with working and pumping for him. It was one of the most stressful times in my parenting days thus far. I work full time and I exclusively give my baby breast milk. I have with all three of my kids. When I returned to work with LA and now Baby Addy I pump three times during my work day. With LA, after my third pumping session each day, I BARELY had enough milk for the next day. … [Read more...]

Diaper Laundry Made Easier with Wooly Rounds! (and a GIVEAWAY!)

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I started cloth diapering our little boy when he was about 4 weeks old. I started with Baby Addy when she was just about one week old. Diaper laundry has gotten a lot easier for me since the very beginning as the longer I cloth diaper, the more I learn! Products like Wooly Rounds have helped with my laundering experience. Let me tell you how!We do not have a clothes line outside to hang diapers (I have lost that battle with hubs so far) and it … [Read more...]

Strawberry Goodies GIVEAWAY for National Strawberry Month!!

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Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month? Stonyfield's YoKids is teaming up with Tom's of Main on strawberry flavored goodies! As a YoGetter for Stonyfield I was lucky enough to receive a Strawberry Goody Bag and you get the chance to win one!! The lucky winner will receive a YoKids lunch sack filled with several Tom's of Maine products including a full 4.2 oz tube of Silly Strawberry children's toothpaste, as well as samples of their … [Read more...]

Ever Considered Portugal for a Getaway?

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You all know that I have been endlessly dreaming of a getaway lately! I mentioned that I have always wanted to travel abroad and someone suggested that I check into Portugal. Now I have to be honest and say that I have never really looked into it nor have I ever had a desire to visit Portugal...until now! Doesn't this make you want to visit Portugal? I never realized Portugal was THIS beautiful! It's gorgeous and amazing and exciting all at … [Read more...]

Nursing is Made More Convenient with Nursing Bra Express and a GIVEAWAY

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I have recently been on a mission to find some amazing nursing bras as I have found these to be so helpful in nursing easily! Not only are they amazing when I am with Baby Addy so I can conveniently nurse her, but when I am at work and getting ready to pump it is so much easier to have a nursing bra on for easier access to pump! I was pleased to find that Nursing Bra Express has a wide array of nursing bras for mamas to chose from! Nursing Bra … [Read more...]

Flowers Have a Way of Brightening the Day!

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Spring is one of my favorite times of year! I love the flowers blooming and the warmer weather! Flowers have always had a special way with me! They just brighten my mood and my day! Don't they do that for you? I think it comes from my mom because she absolutely loves flowers. When I was growing up my dad sent my mom flowers for every holiday, anniversary and even for no reason at all. It was just the way life was. I remember they were always in … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore! Linkup Your Giveaways or Enter to Win!

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Bri from Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here again for week three (already!) of our weekly linky devoted to Green Giveaways!  Please feel free to link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and make sure to leave the end date for entrants!  This linky will be open until next Monday so feel free to stop by and add any giveaways you post throughout the week!These are our only requirements for adding a giveaway:It must be family friendly.It must be a … [Read more...]

A Last Minute Get Away?

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I just realized I will have a five day weekend at the end of this month! How exciting is that? I'll get to use cloth diapers on my little ones for FIVE straight days! I know, it's the weird stuff that I get excited about! LOL I know the yesterday I spoke about me dreaming of a vacation...but can I make it a reality? We would have to go somewhere fairly local but maybe we can pull it off just to get a refreshing holiday away!I have never planned a … [Read more...]