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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Full of Red

Addy Christmas Outfit

First attempt at pretty tutu Christmas pictures was a flop! She didn't want to keep her head band on, LA wanted in on the picture and she wasn't even trying to smile! LOL Kinda cute how she's looking at the tree....still not what I was going for. Our anniversary was earlier this week and my amazing husband surprised me by sending me flowers and a balloon to work! He's the best! I absolutely adore and appreciate him so much! <3 So happy … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – An Update on Nursing Addy

I am celebrating! That's right - I am celebrating TEN MONTHS of nursing baby Addy! I am thrilled that we've made it this far without any major problems. I am so very thankful for that each and every day! On a typical day that I am off of work baby Addy will nurse every 2-3 hours during the day. When I am at work, I pump three times a day and she takes three bottles (4 ounces each) during the day. She nurses as soon as I get home from work … [Read more...]

Campus Book Rentals and Operation Smile – A Winning Combination

Statistics in Plain English

Attending college can be very costly, we all know that. Books for college courses are so expensive and rarely do we use them after a class is complete. I know I used a few, but not enough to validate the cost of the book. When I first heard of Campus Book Rentals I was in disbelief that something this wonderful could actually be available! Take a look at some of the benefits of using CampusBookRentals.com: You can save 40-90% off of bookstore … [Read more...]

Another Week of Green Giveaways GALORE! Link up and Enter to Win!

Welcome to another week of Green Giveaways Galore!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here to share another week of 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 must be family … [Read more...]

12 Days of Stocking Stuffers with Earth’s Best (Day Two)

Pop Snax from Earth's Best

Welcome to day two of our stocking stuffer feature! With so many sweets around this time of year, making sure I put healthy items in my children's stockings for Christmas is very important to me. I'm taking these 12 days to share with you 12 of our all-time favorite Earth's Best items that make perfect stocking stuffers! Come back each day in the next 10 days to get another great idea for stockings! Today I am featuring Earth's Best Pop … [Read more...]

OOoo! OOoo! Joovy’s Tricycoo Makes the Perfect Gift! #HolidayGift

Joovy Parent Handle

Joovy has quickly become one of our favorite companies. We are still in love with our Ergo Caboose, our Step Tool and the BabaSling and use them all regularly! I knew that Joovy would have something perfect for our Holiday Gift Guide with their amazing children's products! I was right! The Joovy Tricycoo Tricycle has been a total hit in our house! Our little guy loves it, and so does our baby girl (although techincally she is too small for it so … [Read more...]

Welcome to the 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers with Earth’s Best

12 Days of Stocking Stuffers

Since we are an Earth's Best loving family and I want to make sure I put healthy items in my children's stockings for Christmas, I thought I would share with you 12 of our all-time favorite Earth's Best items that make perfect stocking stuffers! Come back each day in the next 11 days to get another great idea for stockings! Today I am featuring the Earth's Best Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies! My two year old loves these things and they are the … [Read more...]

Fall in Love With Earth’s Best Pouches for Baby (Giveaway)

Earth’s Best consistently prides itself on the breadth and depth of their product line which ranges from wipes and diapers to jarred foods. We have tried so many of their products and honestly we are never disappointed and we can't wait to see new things they come up with! Over the past few years, Earth’s Best has continued to round out their offerings with an extensive line of pouched products which become increasingly more popular each … [Read more...]

Earth’s Best Guide for Holiday Travel (Giveaway)

Earth's Best Travel Gift Guide

With Thanksgiving celebrations in the past, it’s time to look forward to the next set of impending holidays! As you may have learned during the Thanksgiving holiday, traveling over the holidays with children can be challenging at times. Earth’s Best understands parents’ need for easy and satisfying snacks and tools to keep young travelers happy and healthy. To help you on your journey, we’ve put together a fun and helpful guide to holiday travel … [Read more...]

Keeping Earth’s Best Jar Foods Safe

Can you believe I've been an Earth's Best Ambassador for about a year now? I have learned so much and have grown to be an ever bigger fan of this amazing company (if that's possible). Earth’s Best Organic® sets itself apart from other organic baby food brands in the jarred food category by offering three different phases of jarred foods! All of Earth’s Best first foods are finely pureed and are specifically designed for a baby just starting to … [Read more...]

MFC Sponsor Spotlight – Thirsties (Earn Extra Entries TONIGHT!)

Thirsties Logo

The mission of Thirsties, Inc. is to make it easy and affordable for every family to choose cloth while simultaneously investing in their local economy and sustainable business practices. They select only the best USA-sourced components for their products in order to reduce their carbon footprint, to help support domestic textile mills as well as their local economy, and to ensure that Thirsties diapers will last wash after wash. They are … [Read more...]

MFC Sponsor Spotlight – Red Barn Cloth Diapers (Earn Extra Entries TONIGHT!)

Red Barn Cloth Diapers Banner

When we first started cloth diapering all-in-ones were the loves of our diapering days! Those are the only kinds of diapers my husband would use when he used cloth. Today I have expanded his selection, but he and I still love the simple diapers. All-in-ones and all-in-twos are the BEST if you ask us! Red Barn is a brand I have heard about for some time. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this brand and I’m not sure why I didn’t get one … [Read more...]

Why LEDs are Safer than CFLs (Guest Post)

Traditional lighting solutions have become gradually safer over the years, but there is still a gulf between the levels of sustainable, uncompromised operation they offer and the significantly better performance of LED bulbs. The CFL market contains most types of bulbs, from filament-based models to the more modern energy-efficient fluorescent examples, which means that everyone will have come into contact with them and will probably have an … [Read more...]

Printing Companies Are Going Green With Sustainable Printing (Guest Post)

How Printing Companies Are Going Green The need for adhering to a sustainable lifestyle is growing everyday. While millions of individuals have taken this conservation approach to heart, so too have many printing companies. In the printing business, going green makes good business and environmental sense. Not only does using green printing practices cut down on material and fiscal waste, but also it allows companies to remain viable and highly … [Read more...]

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – A Busy Week

Dentist Visit

Some things we did this week... LA's first visit to the pediatric dentist! He did GREAT! We put up our Christmas tree and this is the common scene at our house now. "Don't touch" and then the photo on the right....she touches. lol I couldn't leave this out...I was on my way to pick up the kids yesterday after work and the sky was GORGEOUS!! I had to stop and take a picture! … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Breastfeeding Doll?

We've taken a few weeks of with this feature, but Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I are back this week with another interesting breast feeding topic! This week we are talking about the breastfeeding doll. Creepy or natural? Would you buy one for your daughter? Would you give one as a gift? What are your thoughts? Having just had my first daughter nearly ten months ago, I've often thought about how I want to instill the importance of … [Read more...]

Link Up and Enter to Win! Green Giveaways GALORE!

Welcome to our Green Giveaways Galore feature!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here to share another week of 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 must be family … [Read more...]

Injured at Work? How does your family survive financially?

Work Injury Claim Approved

Thankfully, I have not been injured at work or had a need to provide for my family because of any type of injury. The most I have been off was the six weeks I took for my maternity leave. The topic has come up recently though when my husband and I were discussing our finances. We knew we needed a plan in place in case anything were to happen to prevent us from working. We live by a budget and we depend on the income from both of our jobs to … [Read more...]

Reading Fun with the National Geographic Super Readers Program (3 Winners)

National Geographic Kids

With my husband being a teacher, we have a million books around all the time. We are huge fans of National Geographic and their dedication to educating children. They make it fun, so when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Super Readers Program I had to say yes! It was difficult containing my excitement and when the package came in the mail I was the first to open it and spent some time inspecting it! Our kids are 16, 2 and 9 … [Read more...]

Merry Fluffy Christmas #ClothDiaper Giveaway Event #FluffyXmas

Merry Fluffy Christmas Package

Welcome to the Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Event hosted by: And Then There Were Four. The prize package here at Mama on a Green Mission includes three AMAZING cloth diapers! The winner will receive the following: Thirsties Duo Diaper - choice of color/print Red Barn Nifty Nappy AI2 - choice of print GroVia OS Shell in the Nature Print (Snap Closure) Be sure to come back early in the week to check out my reviews of the … [Read more...]