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It’s Time for Green Giveaways Galore!

It's Tuesday and that means it is time for another week of green giveaways galore! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are both green-getters so we get excited about sharing these GREEN Giveaways with you!  You can link up and enter to win some great green stuff! Please link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and be 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 … [Read more...]

Braces No Longer…Invisalign Saves the Day! (or Months)


My husband and I both remember friends and family members who had to suffer through having braces to straighten their teeth when they were teens. I personally recall a friend who was often made fun of because of her "metal mouth" and I felt for her and watched her cry over the humiliation and pain of braces. As adults, we've also had friends who needed straightening options and we've had a few friends chose to go with something called … [Read more...]

Saving Money with Unlimited Plans from Walmart Family Mobile

Phone Bill

You've probably noticed a few posts recently about me discussing the importance of our family saving money and cutting our budget right now. There have been some changes in our income and I am learning even more ways to cut expenses. I thought I was pretty ok at couponing before...I've gotten better! There are also some other things I've learned we can reduce in our budget, one being our cell phone bill. With having three phones on our plan and … [Read more...]

Diaper Facts with Earth’s Best

Earth's Best Diapers

Most of you are currently diapering a little one, or will be soon. Earth's Best provided us with some fun facts to share this month. I do realize that some of you use cloth diapers, in fact we use cloth part-time, but Earth's Best is a great disposable brand if you decide this is the route for your family. They are also great for trips or those times you need to get baby out of cloth for a few days because or rash/yeast issues. Take a look at … [Read more...]

Disney’s PLANES Takes Flight

The amazing new spot “Disney’s PLANES Takes Flight,” featuring music by the film's composer, Mark Mancina, is now available. Take a look and you'll see just why I am so excited about this movie! Our little guy will be just over three when it comes out and as excited as he gets about planes right now I just know he is going to LOVE it! I can't wait!! Make sure to mark your calendars for Disney’s PLANES which opens in theatres everywhere … [Read more...]

Mike and Sulley ask: Got Milk?

Got Milk with Mike and Sulley

At MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, it takes a lot to fuel a day of scaring and nothing scares up successful days more than a breakfast with milk. A glass of milk – with 8 grams of high-quality protein in each 8 oz serving – can help power your monster days!   Connect with the Milk Mustache community for tips, tools and activities including tasty morning recipes for all the little “monsters” in your … [Read more...]

Chlorine Free Diapers from Earth’s Best

Earth's Best Chlorine Free Diapers

We received a surprise delivery the other day! Earth's Best sent us boxes of their training pants for LA, diapers for Addy and wipes for both kiddos! As an ambassador I typically receive products each month, however, I was surprised at the amount they sent (and VERY thankful!) this month. The little ones were rather excited, too! Take a look at the fun they had with the packages and the help from Addy when Daddy was putting them away! I … [Read more...]

Just What Baby Has Been Missing, Style from Vera Bradley!

Vera Bradley Dress and Bloomers

Do you sometimes look all around you and see tons and tons of baby clothes and think that there is just something more you wish you had for baby? I've done that a few times. We have a ton of clothes for Addy! I typically watch sales and buy seasons in advance and for some reason there seems to be so many more girls clothes than boys on clearance. Even so, I've often felt like there was something missing until I received this new dress from Very … [Read more...]

Springtime Steps and Outdoor Play with pediped

Springtime pediped shoes

pediped® has become a favorite brand for our little ones. I've worked with pediped® before reviewing shoes for LA, but this time I was thrilled to get some springtime pediped® shoes for Addy, who would be walking outside for the first time! Because they have been fabulous shoes for LA (reliable, sturdy and his have held up so well), I knew I wanted this brand for our baby girl, too. We were sent some adorable brown and pink Originals® for … [Read more...]

Our Money Savings Continues with Scott Shared Values and Vudu

Scott Shared Values

There have been some recent changes in my job that have caused our household monthly budget to need adjusting. It's been challenging finding ways to reduce certain expenses. You've noticed one change recently: I changed my blog emails from Mad Mimi to Feedburner to prevent a monthly fee. Every little bit counts, right? Another thing I've been working on recently is how to reduce the monthly costs of our grocery and household items. I've started … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Lilac Tree

We went back to my hometown for Mother's Day to spend time with my mom. We had a great time and I wanted to share some pics with you from our time there! The lilac tree is something that I always relate to "back home". For as long as I can remember, my mom has had lilac trees in her yard. She's always loved the smell, the colors and I've come to relate them to her and home. <3 Both LA and Addy were off of their schedules while we were out … [Read more...]

Link Up and Enter in This Week’s Green Giveaways Galore!

Are you excited for another week and a new list of green giveaways galore?! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are always excited about GREEN Giveaways so of course we are excited to bring you all another week of this linky so you can link up and enter to win some great green stuff! Please link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and be sure to leave the end date for entrants! This linky will be open until next Monday night so feel free to stop by … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day from Monsters University and MOGM

Mother's Day Greeting

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mamas who take the time to read my blog! I am thrilled to have you as a part of this blog and I wish you the best and happiest Mother's Day yet! Monsters University wanted to send along a message, too! Be sure to “Like” MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Facebook, “Follow” Disney/Pixar on Twitter, and visit the website. Thank you, Disney, for sending this Mother's Day wish! … [Read more...]

Only a Few Days Left for Emails! **Action Needed!**

I posted recently that I will be switching my email updates to being sent through Feedburner. My current subscription is through Mad Mimi and I will be shutting that down within the next two days. PLEASE, if you are a subscriber and wish to continue receiving updates click on this link, resubscribe and enter the giveaway! Thank you so much!! … [Read more...]

For All You Love This Mother’s Day with Donations to Save the Children

J&J Campaign Manifesto

Are you celebrating this Mother's Day with a selfless and caring mother who has always given you unconditional love? My husband and I recognize how blessed we are with our mothers and we are so thankful to be able to celebrate them this Sunday. Not only are they fabulous mothers, they are both amazing grandmothers so this sponsored post through The Motherhood was just what I needed to express my love this Mother's Day. For All You Love, For All … [Read more...]

A Twist to Three Things Thursday

It's time for me to reveal three more things about me this Thursday morning! Are you ready? We are doing things just a bit different this week. Instead of us giving three answers to each of the three questions...we are just sharing three things about ourselves. We hope you are enjoying this feature!! Let us know your thoughts and if you have questions for us be sure to let us know! We would love to have your input and we'd love to answer your … [Read more...]

Springtime Fun with Activity Sheets from Disney Planes

As I mentioned earlier, we are huge fans of activity sheets! It makes it even more fun when the activity sheets feature Disney movies that the kids are looking forward to, like Disney Planes! My husband uses these in his classroom for "free time" and we use them at home with LA! They are perfect for entertainment and they get the kids even more excited about a new movie they can't wait to see! :) Planes is a movie that our little guy is … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day from Monsters University

Here's an early Happy Mother's Day from Monsters University! Take a look at this video and be sure to check out the information about the movie below! You don't want to miss this one - it's going to be a huge hit this summer!! Information provided by Disney/Pixar U.S. Release Date:        June 21, 2013 Voice Talent:                 Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Dave Foley, Sean P. Hayes, Joel … [Read more...]

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Activity Sheets Now Available

Monsters University Activity

Monsters University releases in theaters on June 21st, but in the meantime you and the kiddos can enjoy these new activity sheets! Click on the image to open in a PDF and you can print for loads of fun! Don't miss the second page of the above activity sheet! These look fun, don't they!?I love activity sheets and, in fact, I've been giving them to my husband too to take to his class for those times his students get free time and they LOVE … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday and Outside Play

LA in socks

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Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A 15 Month Nursing Update

Did you read that title? That's right ladies....as of Monday we will be at 15 months of nursing!! I know, almost a week left, but I am confident we'll make it. Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I haven't been posting every week like this meme originally started. Our journeys haven't changed a lot so we don't want to bore you with the same ole facts but we do want to keep this meme going along with our journey so we'll still post on … [Read more...]

Let Aflac Help You Prepare for Life’s Unexpected Illnesses and Injuries

Aflac Logo

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As a mama, I am always worrying about things that can happen. I try not to, but I just can't help it. I pray daily that medical issues do not arise. There are things we cannot prevent though and we all know that there are chances of unexpected medical situations and expenses can arise. As parents it is … [Read more...]