Saturday, November 2, 2013

$50 Amazon Gift Code Giveaway on Coupons and Kids! (Ends 11/27)

Coupons and Kids is announcing a great new giveaway, where you can win a $50 Amazon Gift Code!  This contest is for Pinterest followers.

Here are the details:
  1. Launch a Pinterest board titled “CouponsAndKids Dream Thanksgiving.”
  2.  Pin pictures to this board of your dream Thanksgiving. Use hashtags #CouponsAndKids and #Thanksgiving in each picture description.
  3.  Let Coupons and Kids know about your board!  Leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your Pintrest board. Contest ends November 27, 2013.
This giveaway is open to residents of the United States.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 11/2

Two coupons for a FREE YoCrunch Multipack (2 winners) (@12noon CST) - U.S. - Three Different Directions *GT

Two handmade Christmas Ornaments from Riyah-Li Designs etsy shop (@12noon CST) - U.S. - HandmadeMN

Audrey Bunny - children's book - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

$40 to Nemres etsy shop (clothing, shoes, etc.) - Internationally - Messages on a Napkin

Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle - cookbook - U.S. - Mom's Plans

Bumbums - pair of Mary Jane shoes - U.S. - Adventures of 8 *GT

Bumbums & Baubles - your choice of one pair of Lily Mary Jane shoes - U.S. - Outside the Box Mom *RC

God's Love For You Storybook - U.S. - Parenting With Purpose *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Turbo Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

$50 GC to - U.S. - Reviews For You *RC

Vtech InnoTab 3S - U.S. - Couponing with Integrity *GT

Monsters University Blu-ray Combo Pack and a $50 Visa GC - U.S. - Hands On As We Grow

Friday, November 1, 2013

Enter Jif's Most Creative Sandwich Contest (For Kids Only)! HURRY! Ends November 8th, 2013 (#MC)

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Jif. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. 

In our home, we make and eat anywhere from 15 to 21 sandwiches a week! We have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in our home for lunch or dinner, just depending on the day. As they are a favorite with my girls! Jif is running their "Most Creative Sandwich Contest," challenging families across the country, to create an original sandwich recipe that includes two tablespoons of your favorite Jif products!

Parents with children ages 6-12 can submit their original sandwich for a chance to win a $25,000 college fund and a trip to New York City! Check out this picture from the winner last year – Magnificent Mole Chicken Torta – YUM!

Head over and enter now before the contest, as it ends on 11/8! Be sure to read the entry rules first too!

      My 2013 Airplanes & Dragonflies Holiday Gift Guide!

      The Beatrix Girls (Review & Giveaway) - Ends 11/7

      One Bowl Baking: Simple, from Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts (Giveaway) - Ends 11/10

      Holiday Gift Guide sponsors (reviews and giveaways coming soon) are:
      - MayappleBaby

      - Exederm

      - Baby Banana Brush

      - A Stitch In Time

      - The Monster Factory

      - Children's Games from Wonder Forge

      - DaddyScrubs

      - Safari Ltd. - Animal Replicas

      - I See Me

      - GIANT Microbes

      - Snails

      - Veggie Tales

      - The Gourmet Grilled Cheese cookbook

      - And more!

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 11/1

      Two pairs of BFF Period Undies in winner's color, style and size - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

      $10 Paypal  (pumpkin decorating contest) - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

      Two Free Product coupons from Weight Watchers: Smart Ones - U.S. - A Humble Bumble *RC

      Painted Rosette Necklace - Native Bloom

      Three handmade Cards - U.S. - In Our Happy Place *RC

      Custom Picture Puzzle from Piczzle - U.S. - Party of Three, but Room for More *RC 

      Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

      Sampling of Products from Tommee Tippee (@10pm CST) - US/CAN - From Downriver to Downright Country *GT

      OWG Old World Gourmet Cosmo Party in a Pitcher - U.S. - Networking Witches *GT

      Pair of Naturalizer Lucille boots in your choice of size or color - U.S. - *GT

      Lilla Rose Flexi-Clip (up to $17) - U.S. - Joybilee Farm *RC

      Thursday, October 31, 2013

      It's Time To Go Back To Baby Basics with "Retro Baby" - Book Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 11/9 (Rafflecopter)

      Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby's Development With More Than 100 Time-tested Activities book has so many back to basics activities for you and your baby to do and share! It's so much more fun for you, and for your baby when you spend actual quality time playing with them. Did you know that I didn't figure this out until I had my third child! I liked to watch my other two children play, and then they played together. But I never really sat down and played with them with their toys. I didn't show them how to stack blocks, how to play with little animals, how to look at books, or how to play with baby dolls. They seemed to learn it on their own, but not until much later.

      My youngest daughter Hailey is now sixteen months old. Since I've been playing more with her and her toys, she can stack ten wooden blocks on her own, and balance them without any of them falling! She can carefully climb onto things and stand up or kneel on them, without falling. Hailey can also say Juice, Bandit (our dog's name), Uh-Oh, Dad, Mama, Cookie, and Bye! My other two children couldn't, and didn't speak more than Mama or Dada until they were twenty two months old. With Hailey, she imitates a lot of what my husband, two children, and I do. She watches carefully, and learns super quick. She has been using a fork to eat with for the past three months, and she's now wanting to attempt using a spoon to feed herself yogurt! I am not looking forward to this spoon stage, but it's all a right of passage, and learning too!

      We did use a portable swing for a few months with Hailey. We also used a rocker/sleeper thing too. I do still put her in the stroller, even though she's been walking for a few months too. But it's to contain her, because she's so super curious about everything. She has little to no fear about things, or other people. We also used a jumperoo, which was a huge Godsend! Hailey would wear out our arms wanting to jump and jump and jump, over and over again. She loved it! Her newest thing is hanging upside down. She loves to do it. She also loves you to gently swing her while your holding her feet, when she's upside down. (Be super careful if you ever try this with your infant or toddler. When I do it over concrete or hard floors, it tends to freak people out!)

      Some Information About The Book:
      What do we risk by overusing baby equipment and technology? What are the best ways to help little ones build a strong foundation for growth and development? I am working with The American Academy of Pediatrics to launch a new book, out this October. Titled Retro Baby (AAP, October 2013) and written by one of the country's most prominent and respected occupational therapists and child development specialists, Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, the book emphasizes the importance of one-on-one play with children in the early stages of life, good old-fashioned bonding and recommends over 100 OT-approved time-tested activities.

      Incorporating the latest recommendations from the AAP, Zachry - also a professor of OT at The University of Tennessee Health and Science Center - bases the book on her over 20 years of experience and extensive research by her and other experts in the field. Retro Baby Covers how an infant's brain, body, motor and sensory skills develop, explains the negative impacts of overusing certain baby gear and provides specific instructions for play positions and activities that are appropriate for each developmental stage, giving parents both a starting point and guidelines to help them properly invest in their child's future.

      Retro Baby arms parents and caregivers of children birth to 24 months with important advice including:
      • Activities, tips (and even homemade toy suggestions) for building a solid sensory motor foundations throughout various stages of a child's development
      • The proper and healthy daily amount of time to use various types of baby gear
      • Certain baby gear to avoid
      • Tips for practicing Tummy Time
      • Preventing Positional Skull Deformities.   

      Purchase your copy of Retro Baby today on Amazon and local book stores!

      Enter below using the Rafflecopter form for a chance to check out your own copy of "Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby's Development With More Than 100 Time-tested Activities!" Open to residents of the main 48 continental United States only.

      a Rafflecopter giveaway

      Disclosure: I received a copy of the book "Retro Baby" from No other compensation was exchanged or received.

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 10/31 - Happy Halloween!

      $50 GC to FieldTrip's Etsy shop (3 winners) (personalized iPhone cases, nursery/kids art, and more) - US/CAN (Excluding Quebec) - Field Trip's FB page

      One set of Jamberry Nails - U.S. - Reviews For You *RC

      PDF copy of “The Adventures of Kyle McGerrit: Hunt for The Ghoulish Bartender” (10/31) - US/CAN - Dividing by Zero *GT

      Vtech Switch & Go Dino - SkySlicer the Allosaurus (10/31) - U.S. - A Frog in my Soup *RC

      Desire Me - paperback book - U.S. - Susan Heim on Writing *RC

      Newman's Own Organics products - U.S. - Just Another Hat *GT

      $25 GC to PinkBlush Maternity - U.S. - Shaping Up to Be a Mom *RC

      All My Restless Life to Live - book - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC 

      Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

      Sidekick Child Carrier Diaper Bag (@9am CST) - U.S. Parent Guide News *GT

      Edimi and Michael Todd True Organics (@9am CST) - U.S. Parent Guide News *GT

      Three National Geographic Kids books (4 winners) (@9am CST) - U.S. Parent Guide News *GT

      Three Dreamworks DVD's - U.S. - The Attic Girl *RC

      Transformers Rescue Bots: Griffin Rock Rescue DVD - U.S. - Reviewed by Mom *RC
      Bud the Spud - children's book - U.S. - Reviewed by Mom *RC

      Mr. & Mrs. Brown Kraft Paper Banner (etsy, handmade) - U.S. - Marry Me In Michigan *RC

      Chicken Soup for the Soup Reader's Choice - book - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

      Lavishy Boutique products (photo ID pocket, 12 card slots, a carry-change pocket in the middle, and a full zipper closure) - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

      About Time soundtrack CD and Love Actually on Blu-ray - U.S. - The Rebel Chick *RC

      $10 Starbucks e-card - U.S. - Wife.Mother.Teacher *RC Organic Massage Oils Set - U.S. - Mixaroma *RC

      Four bars of Stargazer Soaps ($30 value) - U.S. - Blogs from a Single Mom *RC

      Barney - 3 Movie Pack DVD set - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

      America's Got Talent LIVE - Family 4-pack of tickets to the Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

      Wednesday, October 30, 2013

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 10/30

      Kiss Naturals DIY Bath Fizzie Kit - US/CAN - Adventures of 8 *GT

      Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Mysteries DVD - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

      Sweet Creations Halloween Haunted House Party Kit (@9pm CST) - U.S. - Cori's Cozy Corner *GT

      Audrey Bunny - Book - US/CAN - I'm No Domestic Goddess *GT

      The Good Friend - children's book - U.S. - MyFairyTaleBooks *RC

      Funny Face Snacks (2-5 oz samples (2 different flavors) as well as 4-1 oz samples (1 of each flavor) plus some other fun things) - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

      Carré Jaune Entire Line or products (all packaged in a travel bag) - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It

      Can't Wait Willow - children's book - U.S. - Living (the best of) Life in My Dreams *RC

      Christopher Byrne’s Toy Time - book (2 winners) - U.S. - Colorado Moms

      $20 GC to - U.S. - Around the Plate *RC

      Spooktacular Gluten Free Halloween Desserts - Worldwide - Just Another Hat *GT

      Two bags of YumEarth fruit snacks - U.S. - Just Another Hat *GT

      Stereo Bluetooth Adapter w/Microphone ($29.99 value) and a Tooks Portec Skully ($29.99 value) - U.S. - Christmas

      Sidekick Child Carrier Diaper Bag (10/31 @9am CST) - U.S. Parent Guide News *GT

      Edimi and Michael Todd True Organics (10/31 @9am CST) - U.S. Parent Guide News *GT

      Three National Geographic Kids books (4 winners) (10/31 @9am CST) - U.S. Parent Guide News *GT

      Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

      Hugrz Boot Wraps - U.S. - Susie Q-pons and Giveaways *RC

      Reusable Snack-Sack by snackTAXI (@10pm CST) - U.S. - From Downriver to Downright Country *GT

      “Desert Island Disc” CD from Recess Monkey - U.S. - A Nation of Moms *RC

      Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around on DVD, Kung Fu Panda: The Scorpion Sting on DVD, and Shrek the Musical on Blu-ray - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

      Ikat Tribal Modern Rug (ARV $514.07) - US/CAN - Makobi Scribe *GT

      Tega Audio - Cera Wireless Portable Speaker - U.S. - Kathy's Kontests *GT

      Tega Audio - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *GT

      Diva Cup - US/CAN - Wife, Then Mama *GT

      Sunflower Kitchen Towel set (Autumn Inspirations Placemats (4 ea.) 100% cotton, Autumn Inspirations Apron 100% cotton, Autumn Inspirations Granny Towel 100% cotton) - U.S. - Miss Lady Bug's Garden *RC

      One full size bag of each Black Forest Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cake, and Birthday Cake flavors - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

      Magical Zhu Zhu Princess Playset Magical Heart Castle - U.S. - Simply Contests *GT

      Tuesday, October 29, 2013

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 10/29

      One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World, by Tullian Tchividjian - book - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting *RC

      Five (5) Cookie Dough Balance Bars and Five (5) Chocolate Peanut Butter Balance Bars - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews

      IBS Free At Last - book - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

      One month subscription box to The Pleasure Pantry - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

      Three packs of IAMS Shakeables Soft & Chewy dog treats, IAMS Tennis Ball, and an IAMS Leash - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

      Ruby’s Rockets Prize Package including two boxes of each Ruby’s Rockets Frozen Pops Flavors – delivered in dry ice, right to your doorstep - U.S. - Adventures of 8 *GT

      Two tickets to see the "All is Lost" movie with Robert Redford - U.S. - Save Green Being Green

      4-pack of Dino Dan DVD's - U.S. - Jennifer's Deals *GT

      Necklace from Stella & Dot - U.S. - Hip Mama's Place 

      Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

      Two GoPicnic Packs - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

      The Little Mermaid on Blu-ray Diamond Edition ($44.99 value) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

      Fizzion's award-winning Pet Stain and Odor Remover (2 winners) - U.S. - Always Blabbing *RC

      Three pairs of Jordache Jeans - U.S. - Celebrity Teen Scoop *RC

      Two movie tickets to see "All is Lost" movie with Robert Redford - U.S. - Java John Z's *RC

      Disney Classics 4 disc set (over 90 songs) - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

      Coffee-Mate Prize Pack - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

      Monday, October 28, 2013

      Like Purex On Facebook And Enter For A Chance To Win The "More Time For Mom" Sweepstakes! (Ends 11/19)

      With the kids back in school, that means more time for Mom! From shopping to scrap-booking, to simply enjoying a good book, Purex is here to help! Each week from October 16th to November 19th we’ll be giving away a some amazing "More Time for Mom" prizes:
      • Oct. 23 – 29:
        Scrapbooking Shopping Spree
      • Oct. 30 – Nov. 5:
        Home Décor Shopping Spree
      • Nov. 6 – 12:
        New Wardrobe Shopping Spree
      • Nov. 13 – 19:
        Kindle Fire!

      Each weekly grand prize winner will also receive a FREE year’s supply of Purex liquid detergent. 2nd place winners each week will receive a Kindle eReader. Enter today for a chance to WIN, and enjoy some quality time for YOU! 

      Like the Purex brand on Facebook and enter to WIN one of their weekly prizes today! 

      Sweepstakes ends on November 19th, 2013!

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 10/28

      $58 in Dr. Hauschka Natural Skin Care - U.S. - Well Beauty Blog *RC

      S.E.C.R.E.T. and S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared - 2 books - US/CAN - Books I Think You Should Read *RC

      The Circle Maker for Kids - book (2 Winners) - U.S. - Angie Knutson *RC

      God's Love for You Bible Storybook - U.S. - Angie Knutson *RC

      "One Way Love" by Tullian Tchividjian - U.S. - Angie Knutson *RC

      Squatchi European Shoe Sizer - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

      Skoy Deluxe Kitchen Set of (12) cloths ($20 value) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

      One week’s supply of Mamma Chia products (valued at $50) (including: 7 drink certificates, 7 squeezes, and an Eco-tote) - US/CAN - Lille Punkin

      $25 GC to Publix - U.S. - The Prudent Patron 

      Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

      Life in Outerspace (book for teens) - U.S. - Boys and Literacy *RC

      $25 GC to PinkBlush Maternity - U.S. - Mommy's Favorite Things *RC

      Mary Jane shoes of your choice - U.S. - Mommy's Favorite Things *RC

      Sleep Sheep Sound Machine, Cozy Blankets for Mom/Baby, and a (not sure, couldn't see what it was) - U.S. - Cori's Cozy Corner *GT

      $75 GC to - US/CAN - kids activities blog *RC

      Tube of Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

      Tommee Tippee - Closer to Nature Added Comfort baby bottles - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

      Fashionable Aluminum Vibration Film Music Daren Speaker - Blue (3 winners) - U.S. - Kathy's Kontests *GT

      Sleep Sheep Sound Machine, cozy blankets for Mom/Baby, and a $50 Visa GC - U.S. - Making Time For Mommy

      Sunday, October 27, 2013

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 10/27

      Hello Kitty Jeweled Earbud Headphones – Pink - U.S. - gaynycdad

      SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! Blu-ray Combo/DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

      Dora’s Christmas Carol DVD! With Extras - U.S. - gaynycdad

      Plants Vs. Zombies video game for the WIN, MAC, and CD-Rom - U.S. - gaynycdad

      Appgear’s Zombie Burbz Services for iPod and Android - U.S. - gaynycdad

      Neat-Oh!’s Lego Chima Zip Bin Carrier - U.S. - gaynycdad

      $25 Visa Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

      Sophie la girafe - Board Books (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

      Adora Calcium Supplements (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

      Barney & Thomas DVD's (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

      Cool Creations in 35 Pieces (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

      Green Golly & Her Golden Flute - children's book (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

      Pair of Darby's Bootsocks (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

      Energizer Prize Pack (Reusable grocery tote, Two Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms, Kidde fire extinguisher, 4-pack of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries, 2-pack of Energizer MAX 9 volt batteries, 4-pack of Energizer MAX AA batteries, Two Energizer Weatheready LED Safety Light flashlights, and an Energizer Bunny Plush Bunny) (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

      Dear Mom, Love Cher, DVD (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

      Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit DVD (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

      Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Wives - book - U.S. - Susan Heim on Writing

      Two pairs of Knix underwear (ARV $28-$38 each) (winner's choice) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

      Boubeads Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Bracelet - US/CAN - Granolaish *GT 

      Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

      Hallmark Making Memories Prize Pack - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

      $25 Children's Place Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

      $20 GameStop Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

      4 boxes of Lunchbox Love - U.S. - Mommy Blog Expert *RC

      The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow DVD - U.S. - Mommy Blog Expert *RC

      SmartKlean Laundry Ball and Stain Stick - US/CAN - Simplify, Live, Love *RC

      4oz. jar of the Sugar Scrub of your choice from Aimee's Lotions 'n' Potions (3 winners) - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC