Monthly Archive:: February 2012


Walk & Work With Style Giveaway! (8 winners!) 3/1-3/18

Welcome to the Mega Prize Giveaway Walk & Work With Style March 1-18, 2012 Sponsored by: The Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research And Hosted by: Celebrate Woman Today The Modern Babble Adventures of A Couponista The Prizes You will be competing for: Sony Wi-Fi Camera ~ 2 Winners Kingston Wi-Drive


Luck of the Irish Event: Lucky Puppy Apparel & Beauty Spoon Giveaway (US) 3/1-3/17

It’s March already? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised… I did have a Shamrock shake a week or so ago.  Anyway, it’s time to see if Lady Luck will smile on you! Luck of the Irish Giveaway Hop is hosted by Mama Does It All and Deals from MS DO.  Enter to win the Grand Prize Kindle


Pot O’ Gold $100 Cash Giveaway (WW) 3/1-3/17

Welcome to the Pot O’ Gold Cash Giveaway Event! coordinated by ShePromotes Several bloggers have come together to bring you this fantastic cash prize.  Each entry will bring you closer to finding the end of the rainbow where the pot of gold is waiting for you!  This giveaway is a little different


Bye-Bye GFC

Here we are, less than 24 hours away from the removal of Google Friend Connect (GFC) from non-blogspot blogs. I suspect it will leave blogspot blogs at some point in the near future too. We worked hard to reach 5100+ followers in the past year and now it is being taken away..


When to Teach Children About Money

With Rissa’s vocabulary growing everyday and her love of books, I have been thinking more and more about how to teach her things. I don’t necessarily structure out days for specific learning opportunities but as she continues to grow and develop, I might need to. Right now we just learn through play.


I Love Easy Breakfast

I love breakfast foods though I rarely have more than cereal and toast in the mornings. All the good stuff ends up being a treat for dinner or if we go out for brunch on the weekend. Rissa is still learning about the deliciousness of breakfast foods and isn’t quite convinced that


WW: Daddy Has Cooties!


The Great Swag Swap Event: Pillow Pets DS Game (US/CAN) 2/29-3/7

Welcome to The Great Swag Swap Giveaway Hop hosted by Gypsy Mama Logs and Mama goes BAM. This is a special event to thank you, our readers, and is your 2nd chance to get your hands on some of the best swag from some of your favorite bloggers. The event begins at


Owie Pillow is the Solution to Seat Belt Discomfort During Pregnancy!

When I was pregnant, my growing belly created a lot of uncomfortable moments. One of main places was in my car. It was hard to get in and out, the seat belt just didn’t go around me right anymore, and I worried. The lap belt was constantly a pain. It had to


Woo Her With a Bouquet From!

Sometimes, I really love my job.  I definitely love receiving flowers to review!  I know they won’t last forever, but there’s something special about receiving a flower delivery.  It makes my heart go pitter patter and puts a smile on my face.  Ever since I can remember, I loved the whole “delivery


Baby Gear Review | Pipila Pacifier Sterilizer

Rissa only used pacifiers for a few months but during that time she dropped them hundreds of times! And if you’ve had to pick up dropped pacifiers, you know how quickly and easily they get covered in yuck. Baby saliva seems to attract hair, fuzz, and dirt even when the floor looks


10,000 Facebook Fan Celebration $15 Amazon GC Giveaway (WW) 3/12

10k Facebook Fan Celebration! We passed 10,000 fans on Facebook last week – woohoo!  Our good friend at Formula Mom is super close so we decided to get our joint celebration started.  I asked which prize you all wanted to see first and Amazon won by a landslide!  I’m keeping this post


Motivate Your Kids to Save With a $20 Account Bonus Through My Job Chart!

I’ve previously shared with you about My Job Chart, a free online resource for a job chart and reward tracking system to help kids learn how to Save, Share and Spend money responsibly.  It’s a great way to keep chores and expectations organized, plus let’s kids really see their progress.  And, let’s face it,


Donating a Winter Survival Kit #EnergizerCFK #CBias #ChampionsforKids

A couple weeks ago I shared with you about the February Champions for Kids Simple Service Project.  This month is focused on helping others be prepared in the event of an emergency and is sponsored by Energizer.  I shared with you why I find it important to be prepared for an emergency


Getting Excited for Frankenweenie Coming October 5th!

I’m a big fan of Tim Burton and I can’t wait for October to see Frankenweenie!  Here is a new poster and some fun facts about the movie! From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After


TTC Journal: I’m Ovulating Regularly Again!

Ever since I can remember, my periods have been mostly irregular except while on birth control. Of course, being on the Pill in order to have a regular cycle doesn’t help anyone get pregnant… Last month I shared with you about my love/hate relationship with Aunt Flo, but that I was excited


Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound DVD Giveaway (US) 3/8

Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound is coming to DVD on March 6, 2012! Puppy lovers rejoice! Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound will arrive on DVD on March 6, 2012, from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. The DVD set will contain bonus feature Learn to Draw Lucky. The Pound Puppies are a


The Mommy Mindset: Traveling With a Toddler on a Plane

We took Rissa on her first lengthy car ride when she was 2.5 months old.  A 3 hour trip turned into a 5 hour one.  While you’d think we could just pull over when needed, that’s not always so easy.  Although we survived, it wasn’t very fun (though it was for a


Man or Muppet? – Oscar Song Nominee!

This Sunday, February 26th, is the Oscars! The 84th Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcasting live o ABC! “Man or Muppet,” music snd lyrics by Bret McKenzie, has been nominated for Best Music (Original Song). Kermit, Piggy, Walter and all of the Muppets will be rooting for “Man or Muppet” to take


Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookie Recipe

The element in our oven went a week ago, and until then I didn’t realize much we used it for meals and sweets. I wanted  something sweet the other day, cookies in particular, they’re easy snacks when busy, grab and go. Remember, an easy snack, not particularly healthy, and boy were these