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Menu Challenge Monday

So last week I didn't do too well. We didn't keep up with the planned menu nearly as much as I would have liked. This week isn't looking so good right now either because with two sick kiddos, it's awfully hard to cook. Let's take a look at last week so I can admit my failure! Monday we did good. I got up early and prepared everything for the crock pot and we ate our crock pot roast that night. Tuesday, it went downhill already. Hubby bowls on … [Read more...]

Earth’s Best Chlorine Free Diapers and Sensitive Chlorine Free Baby Wipes

Earth's Best Diapers

Baby Addy has had some problems with her skin and moist diapers cause even more problems. On top of that, there are quite a few problems that can arise throughout the diapering phase- itchy rashes, lack of security causing leaky diapers, and worst of all, an uncomfortable little one. We cloth diaper part time and use disposable diapers part of the time, and we've found that Earth's Best makes a great diaper and we are thankful for the … [Read more...]

Sun Protection in the Fall and Winter

Earth's Best Sunscreen

Soon, we may no longer be spending all of our time outside with trips to the beach, park and other summer time activities, but did you know that your face is exposed to the sun’s rays year round? It’s important to remember to protect both your babies and your own face, regardless of the temperature outdoors! With the colder days, it's easy to forget that we still need to protect our skin. Here are a few tips to follow: Seek the shade or wear … [Read more...]

#GoGreenGetFit Wrap Up and a FLASH Giveaway!

Well, when I started the Go Green Get Fit Challenge I was really motivated to make some changes in my life. I wanted to exercise, lose weight and eat healthier. I hate admitting when I fail to accomplish something, but I am going to have to admit it. These were my initial goals when I started this challenge in June: My Goals for this Challenge: 1) Exercise (most likely walking) four times each week. 2) Increase my walking distance so that … [Read more...]

Green Body Care with Miessence and Ely Organics (Giveaway)

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You've heard me talk about the Go Green Get Fit challenge that I started several months back. I was excited about starting the challenge and getting exercise back into my life. We all know with exercise comes sweat so we need to be prepared with some great, green body products. I was really happy to try two great products from Ely Organics and Miessence: the body wash and deodorant. The item I was most excited about was the body wash. … [Read more...]

Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature with Thanks Mama (Giveaway)

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I love cloth diapering. Are there moments that it's overwhelming? Yes, but only because I cloth diaper two little ones. Would I give it up for 100% disposable diapering? OH NO, NEVER! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I teamed up with Thanks Mama for our feature this week and we are reviewing two different diapers so be sure to check out the new Tiny Fit diaper at Eco Baby Mama Drama when you are done reading here! Thanksmama.com is family owned and … [Read more...]

Disney’s WRECK-IT RALPH – New Trailer Now Available!

Wreck-It Ralph

Video games, cartoons, fun...what else do kids love? These things are on top of that list around here, with my husband too! This new movie: Wreck-It Ralph looks amazing and when I was watching the trailer, everyone seemed to migrate to my side to see what I was watching! It drew their attention, so I am sure we'll be going to see this! It looks great! Check it out!! "From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore … [Read more...]

LINCOLN – Official Trailer Now Available!

Lincoln Movie

I am not a history person. Like, at all. LOL It really wasn't a favorite subject of mine, however, it's one of my husband's favorites! There are a few movies that really make history interesting to me and I am excited about Lincoln, because it is one of those movies! Check out the info and trailer below! "Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the … [Read more...]

Expand Baby’s Palate with Fall Seasonal Ingredients! (Giveaway)

Earth's Best Squash

The seasonal ingredients of autumn present an opportunity for you to introduce new flavors and textures that will help to expand your baby’s palate in a creative way! As you’re wandering local farmers markets looking for the most delicious in season fruits and veggies, your child can become a part of the experience too by trying new veggie varieties and combinations. Introducing these new textures and flavors serve developmental purposes, as … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – My Favorite Photo of the Week

We take a lot of photos of the little ones. We visited a park over the weekend and this is one of my favorite daddy/son photos! <3 them! … [Read more...]

We had a Touch Magic “Rock ‘n Learn” LeapFrog Party!

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Leapfrog has always had some amazing learning tools, in my opinion so I jumped at the chance to host a Leapfrog party! I knew LA would be so excited because he loves push button toys that make music or any kind of sound. When we received our package of items, there was no way I could keep this away from LA until the party! We were sent two of their Touch Magic Rockin' Guitars and one Touch Magic Learning Bus for the party. He is always … [Read more...]

Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE Fun with Family Activity Sheets

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I am a huge Disney fan! I have been since I was a little girl! I am excited about the new Frankenweenie movie coming out October 5! Check out the family activity sheets for lots of fun with your little ones! My husband uses some of these in his classroom for recess or fun time when the students can't go outside and they love them!  FRANKENWEENIE - Spot The Difference FRANKENWEENIE - Monster Pet Maze HAVE FUN! :)  … [Read more...]

#Green #Giveaways Galore – Link Up or Enter to #Win

Green Giveaways Galore

Bri from Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here again for 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 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, eco-friendly, … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Scheduled vs On Demand Nursing

This week Courtney and I are discussing scheduled versus on-demand nursing. Which way do you nurse your baby? What are your opinions on each of these ways? We want to hear your thoughts too! Please be respectful of everyone's opinion, as we are all aware that everyone has differences in the way they view things. If you have a blog, please link up! If not, please leave us a comment! Well, if you've been around here, you know that I've … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday

I've been thinking lately about how much we've been eating out since baby Addy was born. I feel like I have no time to cook so why even make the attempt? Well, there are many reasons I need to meet this challenge so to remain accountable, I've created a new weekly topic here at Mama on a Green Mission: Menu Challenging Monday. It is indeed a huge challenge for me, but each week I'll be posting our menu for the week! That's right, I am going to … [Read more...]

Father and Son Feeding the Ducks

Breaking up the Bread

The weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday. It wasn't hot, it wasn't cold and there was the perfect breeze! We visited the park and daddy and LA love feeding the ducks. There is a park not far from where we live that is just beautiful and my husband and I have gone there since we were dating. We love it! We took along our handy dandy empty Earth's Best snack container, being re-used as a container to hold bread for the ducks. When we … [Read more...]

Friendly Debates with the Danielles: Kids & Cell Phones

Friendly Debates with the Danielles

This week I am linking up with two of my blogging buddies: Danielle from from “We Don’t Have It All Together, But Together We Have It All” and Danielle from "Happenings of the Harper Household" on their weekly meme. This meme covers a new topic each week and this week they are talking about kids and cell phones. I know this can be a controversial topic. Do I agree with kids having cell phones? Did my oldest son get a cell phone early on? … [Read more...]

Babywearing and More with the Cruiser from Onya Baby (Giveaway)

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Babywearing is something near and dear to my heart. I wish I had known about it when my oldest (now 16) was a baby and toddler. I learned about it when I was pregnant with my now two-year old son and knew it was something I wanted to do. I wore him in wraps shortly after he was born and graduated to soft structured carriers as he got older. Now that I have another baby (almost 7 months), I wear her, too. In fact, we've become a babywearing family … [Read more...]

Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature with Lovely Pocket Diapers (Giveaway)

Lovely Pocket Diaper Front

This week Bri and I are featuring Lovely Pocket Diapers!! Have you tried them? Check out my thoughts below and when you are done here, hop on over to Eco Baby Mama Drama and read how these diapers fit her toddler! Lovely Pocket Diapers was started by a mama of two. She had a love for pocket diapers but not for the prices she was finding. She did the research and found a manufacturer and began sharing afforodable pocket cloth diapers with … [Read more...]

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Nursing Sleepwear from Breast is Best Tops My List!

Breast is Best Nursing Top

I talk about nursing a lot on this blog. It's near and dear to my heart and over the past year I've really gotten to try some amazing nursing clothes. Nursing clothes make nursing mamas' lives much easier, trust me! Because I have a secret love affair with bamboo material, nursing clothes that are bamboo material steal my heart! Breast is Best has some amazing nursing clothes, bras, breast pumps and items for mom as well as baby! I was so … [Read more...]

Our school supplies have been donated! #BagItForward #Champions4Kids #CBias

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If you remember in my previous posts about our #BagItForward and #Champions4Kids participation, you'll remember we were donating school supplies to the students at the school my husband teaches at. We often see the need for supplies so we wanted to make a difference and were thrilled to participate in this! There were a few students we excluded from the pictures because we weren't sure the parents would be ok with posting them here. My husband … [Read more...]