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Protect Yourself from the “Tricks” of ID Thieves and “Treat” Yourself with LifeLock

Lifelock

I realize this is the last day of October, but did you know that October is also National CyberSecurity Awareness Month and National Crime Prevention Month? Today (Halloween) is known for children and adults get to put on costumes and pretend to be something else, just for one night. But some criminals steal people's identities every day of the year! If you're not in the spooky spirit, think about this: Each year around the holidays many of us … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from Wreck-It Ralph!

Halloween Wreck-It Ralph

Here's to hoping you and your little ones have a fantastic Halloween! Just two more days until Wreck-It Ralph is released!! … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Baby’s First Halloween

Zebra Costume

Today is baby Addy's first Halloween. It's too cold to go out, so we won't be Trick-or-Treating, but we'll have our own fun celebration at home tonight. :)  Here's her costume though: It's another photo from my phone so the quality isn't the best, but I love it! :)   … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Mastitis

This week we wanted to talk about something serious for the Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base topic. We know it's important to share all aspects of breastfeeding and to share what knowledge we do have and to support one another in topics that may arise. Although I've thankfully never dealt with mastitis, I have heard it can be a rather difficult part of the breastfeeding journey. Mastitis is a breast infection in the tissue of the breast. … [Read more...]

Travel + Baby Food = EASY PEASY!

Earth's Best Easy Travel Pouches

I mentioned that I went out of town last week for a funeral. Well being that I didn't have a lot of time to pack and I ended up staying overnight when I hadn't planned to there were a few things that I needed to pick up at the store. I was so pleased to see that the local store had some Earth's Best 2nd stage puree pouches to get for baby Addy! It's so easy to just toss these in the diaper bag and not have to worry about them breaking. … [Read more...]

How Do You Say Yes to Natural Parenting?

My journey to natural parenting began almost three years ago. Since then I've been trying to make improvements in the decisions I make for our household. This means changes in the food we eat, in the habits we develop and in the products I buy. With the products I buy for my family I have learned to read labels and I have learned so much about how bad some of the ingredients are for our bodies. Other small changes I have made include more organic … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore! Enter to Win and Link Up, too!

We love GREEN Giveaways!!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here to share another week of our 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 … [Read more...]

Celebrate Halloween with Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph

PumkinCutOut

In honor of WRECK-IT RALPH opening in theatres everywhere this Friday, November 2nd and with Halloween being in just 2 days, please find a fun pumpkin stencil as well as a Ralph & Vanellope cut out masks below! Click on the image to open up the full PDF to print and use! Enjoy!     … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – Week 8

Wow, it's Monday already? :) I am kinda excited to plan out the food for the week! I am really getting into this habit, and it's a good one! ;) Results from last week:  Monday: Sirloin Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Corn - SUCCESS and it was GOOD!! Tuesday: Left Overs! Yum! - SUCCESS Wednesday: Kielbasa with Mashed Potatoes and Sauerkraut - SUCCESS Thursday: Possibly left overs from Wed…if not Lasagna - SUCCESS w/left … [Read more...]

Save Energy with Insignia LED Lightbulbs

Insignia LED lighbulb

My husband was recently on a mission to change all the lightbulbs in the house to more energy efficient bulbs so he was thrilled to receive the new Insignia LED lighbulbs from Best Buy for review! In fact, he was so excited that as soon as the lightbulbs arrived he was taking them out of the package and installing them! Make a Difference with Insignia LED Light Bulbs These bulbs are available at Best Buy and online at BestBuy.com starting … [Read more...]

Waterpark Fun and More at Kalahari, Ohio

Kalahari Rooms

Just about four weeks ago my family and I went to Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio. I can't believe it's been that long already, but wow did it take me a long to to get the photos sorted through and edited! :) We had an amazing time! If you aren't familiar with Kalahari, it is an amazing (and huge) indoor water park with an African theme. They have two locations: the one we went to in Sandusky and another in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. I had no idea … [Read more...]

My Funky Fluff Love

Funky Fluff Logo

Welcome to the beginning of the review portion of the Funky Fluff Fall Festival! Each day for the next ten days one wonderful cloth diapering mama will be posting her thoughts and experience with Funky Fluff's diaper! First of all, what a fun name!! Funky Fluff is a small Canadian home based business that was founded by two moms from Toronto. They are cloth diapering lovers who wanted to design a diaper that anyone could feel confident in using … [Read more...]

Keep Your Home Spotless with Seventh Generation-New Home Care Line (Giveaway)

7th Generation Laundry Packets

Seventh Generation has become a favorite brand in our home. We've used many of their products including diapers and natural dish soaps and many others around the house. Seventh Generation and Real Simple teamed up to deliver the Cleanhouse Challenge. This challenge is a Facebook App that invites users to explore a virtual house and discover coupons and prizes, while providing tips on how to keep a green, healthy home. With every completed … [Read more...]

Have a Healthy Halloween Party for Your Little Ones!

Halloween is a fun time to have a small gathering of toddlers for a celebration. Healthy snacks are a requirement when it comes to toddler parties! Whether it’s a fun-filled gathering with a bunch of little ones for Halloween or a birthday party, Earth’s Best is excited to provide a multitude of festive and nutritious tips to host a party this month! Looking for healthy snacks to serve? Children actually love strawberries, bananas, … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Funky Fluff Fall Festival! $120+ in Fluff!

Funky Fluff Fall Festival

Welcome to the Funky Fluff Fall Festival hosted by Eco Baby Mama Drama and Mama on a Green Mission! If you love fluff, are curious about fluff or know someone who fits that description, you are in the right place!! The Funky Fluff Fall Festival is a two week event all about Funky Fluff! There is one grand prize package that includes 6 Funky Fluff diapers (either bamboo, stay dry, or a combination) and 1 Funky Fluff wet bag! That's a value of … [Read more...]

Travelin’ with Baby Sponsor Spotlight – Safety 1st #BabyTravels

Safety 1st Logo

We've recently changed baby Addy to a convertible car seat and finding one we trust that will also keep her as safe as possible was a stressful job. As parents we want to make the best decisions and we don't want to think of what can happen in an accident but it's something we have to do. Thinking ahead of time and preparing the best you can will be one of the best decisions you can make. We were given the opportunity to try the Safety 1st … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Raking or Playing?

Raking Leaves

Over the weekend LA wanted to help daddy rake the leaves. I think he really wanted to play, but to him...that was helping! Maybe he was trying to attack the leaves? ;) And my favorite photo of the day! My handsome little man! :) … [Read more...]

Color By Number with Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph

Color by Number Wreck it Ralph

This movie will be out soon (November 2 to be exact) but while you and the kids are waiting patiently (or not!) to go see it, here are some super fun color by number coloring sheets that you're kids will love! Click on the image to get a larger size to print and color!     For more information on Wreck-It Ralph check out the below links:  "Like" WRECK-IT RALPH on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph "Follow" … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore!! Link Up and Enter to #Win!

Bri from Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here for another fun week of our 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...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A Comic

Breastfeeding Workout

This week we are lightening things up a bit and posting a photo/comic in support of breastfeeding. It can be any photo you'd like: a photo of you and your little one, a comic, a photo that you found and love...anything you'd like in relation and in support of breastfeeding. Be sure to stop by the other blogs on the linky and check out their great posts too! This is SOOO me! Breastfeeding is the most regular workout I get these days! … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday Week 7

I am really enjoying this weekly feature! It is inspiring me to eat at home more often and I have even been WANTING to eat at home! Whoa! I never thought I'd say that!! LOL Here were the plans for last week and how I did: Monday – Sweet Chili Chicken and Rice SUCCESS Tuesday – Chili SUCCESS Wednesday – Chicken w/bot tie pasta Nope, we had left over Chili at home! :)  Thursday – Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Nope, we had the … [Read more...]

Baby Food Jars – DIY Votive Holder

Baby Food Jar Candle

A few weeks ago I asked for ideas on my Facebook page about what to do with baby food jars since I want to use them and not throw them away. Kaylyn and Shanee' both suggested using them as votive holders around the house! I did just that! Thanks for the great idea, ladies! Here's what I did: All I needed was a votive candle, an empty Earth's Best baby food jar and an old beaded necklace that I no longer wear. And wha-la! See what it … [Read more...]