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Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature with Snap EZ (Giveaway)

Snap EZ logo

We've taken a small break from Friday's Fabulous Fluffy Feature because of the recent cloth diaper event and the holiday but this week we are back and thrilled to be featuring a diaper made right here in the USA by work-at-home mamas! Snap EZ are cloth diapers "made EZ"! Snap-EZ diapers are all handmade by the mamas making them and this is one of the few companies I know if that make cloth diapers for newborns through adult size XL! They … [Read more...]

Contours Options 3-Wheeler Stroller (Giveaway) #HolidayGift

Contours Stroller

One company I couldn't leave out of the gift guide is Kolcraft/Contours! We love them and we know you and your baby will, too! I reviewed their Sit and Step Activity Center earlier this year, which baby Addy is now enjoying as a walker! She still loves it and I love that it has grown with her! I haven't personally tried out this particular stroller, but I know many people who have and they absolutely LOVE it! I am thrilled to be working … [Read more...]

Giving Sick (& Healthy) Kids Smiles with Thermal-Aid (Giveaway) #HolidayGift

Thermal-Aid Logo

Those days when our kids are sick, not feeling so great or have pains for various reasons are all days that we as parents dread. It just doesn't seem fair that our precious little ones have to not be well or be in pain. As a mama I know I do everything I possibly can to make my kids feel better or even just to put a smile on their faces when they are having rough days. This holiday season there is a wonderful gift that will help with just … [Read more...]

Sweet Dreams with Aden & Anais’ Dream Blanket for Baby #HolidayGift

Dream Blanket Giraffes

aden + anais has quickly become one of our favorite companies for baby. I've worked with them before and have never been disappointed in the products I've received for review or the products I have purchased. I knew aden + anais had to be on my gift guide for baby because their products are amazing and this blanket is something babies dream of! ;) aden + anais was founded by a native Australian who learned of the traditional swaddle with … [Read more...]

Fight Cold & Flu Season Safely with Seventh Generation (Giveaway)

Seventh Generation Hand Wash

Cold and flu season is something most parents dread. We REALLY dread it since LA was diagnosed with viral-induced asthma at nine months old. His condition makes the simple, common cold anything but simple so we must avoid germs any way possible. Seventh Generation has once again come to my rescue with their amazing, SAFE products to help when disinfecting our home. The first thing that is so important is keeping our hands clean. Seventh … [Read more...]

Spoil the Lady on Your Gift List with Hugo Naturals (Giveaway) #HolidayGift

Hugo Naturals Shampoo

Earlier this year I did a review of the Hugo Naturals baby line. At that time they also sent this mama a container of their body butter. After using both the baby products and the body butter I fell in love with their products and knew that their items for women would be perfect for gift giving to pamper that special woman on your list! The amazing people at Hugo Naturals put together a fabulous group of products for review to pamper … [Read more...]

Thunderstruck Combo Pack (BluRay/DVD/Digital Download) Giveaway

Warner Bros. is proud to announce the release of Thunderstruck on DVD and Blu-ray December 4th 2012. If you have a basketball fan oin your house, you'll want to check out the new movie Thunderstruck! If you've not heard of this new movie, here's some info: NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian (Taylor Gray) magically … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Thanksgiving

Daddy and Daughter

I am oh-so thankful for my family! Here are some shots we took on Thanksgiving day at my sister-in-law's house. <3 Daddy and Daughter Take one... And after several shots, this was the best we ended up with! :) Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! … [Read more...]

Help Get the Kids out of the House: Top Water Fun Games For the Kids! (Guest Post)

Tug of War

When it is boiling hot in the summer, water games are a great way to have fun and keep the kids cool. You don’t need a lot of kit for this, just a little imagination – the adults can play too! Not only will this result in great exercise, but it’ll wear out the kids, so they’re more docile in the evening. Just keep a close eye on things because we don’t want any tears! If your child has a birthday in summer, these games make for a really exciting … [Read more...]

Fun, Historical Attractions for All the Family (Guest Post)

Does your kid start yawning in the middle of their history lessons, or do they love everything antiquated? Whether or not your children are enthusiastic about the past, these exciting, historical attractions are great for all the family. Blenheim Palace Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in 1874. It was initially given to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in 1704 by Queen Anne who was thankful for his victory at the Battle … [Read more...]

Health Tips for Helping with Stress: Yoga and Stretching (Guest Post)

Yoga Girl

If there is any place that isn't Zen, it’s the workplace. Not only can work be a stressful environment, but being bent at a desk for around 8 hours a day can prove to be detrimental to your body’s health. There is a new workplace craze and it helps you to get in touch with your inner yogi…that’s a practitioner of yoga; not a bear. Stress Stress is one of the leading causes of employees taking sick-leave from work. Experts have even … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore!! You Can Link Up and Enter to Win!

Welcome to our Green Giveaways Galore feature!! 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 night 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 … [Read more...]

How to Generate Energy from Obscure Sources: Chicken Poop (Guest Post)

SP

Some of us are more ecologically aware than others. There are those for whom climate change, recycling and carbon footprints are problems that someone else should be dealing with. Then there are those, the more socially responsible, who will go out of their way to do their bit to help save the planet for future generations. If you fall in to the second category then read on. Take methane, also known as biogas. Methane has a number of uses and … [Read more...]

Looking at Eco-Friendly Family Cars

Ford Escape Hybrid

I mentioned a while back that we needed a second car. We have two cars, our mini van that I normally drive and we have a two-door Honda Accord that is VERY difficult to get an infant seat in and out of the back seat! We've been talking for a while now about trading that car in and getting something more appropriate for our growing family. Maybe we won't trade the car in since our oldest son is now 16 and will be needing a car soon. So many … [Read more...]

Looking Ways to Add Nutrition to Family Meals?

Lasagna Ingredients

So, in the past few weeks baby Addy has decided that she is done with baby food. She will go on an eating strike if we try to give it to her. We have some leftover jars of baby food that I now need to figure out what to do with. I recently made lasagna and found that it's super easy to add some extra nutrition to the meal just by adding some baby food! Check this out! These are my normal ingredients for my lasagna: noodles, hamburger, sauce … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Hunter Fan’s Universal Internet Thermostat (Giveaway) #HGG

Hunter Logo

The 2012 Holiday Gift Guide continues with an amazing gift for the home from Hunter Fan! I had a hard time deciding whether to classify this as a gift for the home or as a gift for men because my husband LOVES this so much! I finally decided it would be best classified as a gift for the home because everyone benefits from this internet thermostat! Hunter Fan has a great selection of ceiling fans, portable fans, and bathroom fans. They also make … [Read more...]

Including Whole Grains in Your Baby’s Diet

Fruit & Whole Grain Baby Food

The early years of a child’s life are instrumental in developing food preferences and tastes. A whole grain possesses natural nutrition and a unique rich flavor. In fact, whole grains are so good for you that the USDA recommends that 3 of our grain servings each day are made up of whole grains. Whole grains have fiber, vitamins and minerals and when children begin eating whole grains early, they tend to develop a preference for those flavors for … [Read more...]

Melissa & Doug Holiday Giveaway #HGG #HolidayGift

Rattle Rumble Toy

Baby Addy has been on the move for about two months. Shortly after she started crawling she began pulling herself up on things and STANDING! That's right, she started standing up!! It is going way too fast! Since she's at the perfect stage for this Rattle Rumble Toddler Push Toy, I thought it would be fun to partner with Melissa & Doug to give one lucky reader this wonderful toy for baby! Melissa & Doug have helped in making holiday … [Read more...]

We Have a Teething Baby! Tips and a Giveaway!

EarthsBestTeethingBiscuits

Teething is an important milestone in the life of your child! Usually occurring between the ages of 6 and 24 months, teething is the process by which baby’s teeth break through the gums, which, as it sounds, can be quite the painful experience for your child. Baby Addy got her first teeth in her sixth month. She currently has four teeth and as much as she chews on things it seems she has more coming...although there is no visible sign of more … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving – I Am Thankful for YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to take a moment out and thank you, my readers, for making this blog succeed. I appreciate you taking your time to read about my experiences and about my family. I couldn't do this without you, so I owe a HUGE THANK YOU to each and every one of YOU! I pray that all of you will have a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving filled with family, food, and love! … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Giving with Gift Baskets Plus (Discount Code)

GiftBasket

It's that time of year to start planning everyone's gifts! Have you written out your list yet? I've been telling my husband we need to do this ASAP and get busy. I already know there are a few people that we want to buy gifts for that we always leave til last because we just don't know what to get them. We have found the perfect items: gift baskets from Gift Baskets Plus! Not only are these great for those people that you don't know what … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Kate Quinn Organics Friends & Family Sale!

Kate Quinn Organics has become one of my favorite clothing lines for baby Addy! Their items are ADORABLE and safe to put on baby's body! Make sure you stop by their site and take advantage of this amazing Friends & Family sale where you get 50% off!!!!!  What a GREAT SALE!!!  All you have to do is go to Kate Quinn Organics and use code ff2013b to get your huge discount!  What are you going to buy? :) Disclosure: I am receiving a … [Read more...]