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Product Giveaway! – Make Sure to Enter Before 9/03

1 Sep

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to announce a product giveaway – this comes from Andrea over at Simple Organized Living  she runs a business and blog about organization/simplicity and is the proud mama of a little girl named Nora. 

I really hope all you mom and dads really enjoy this – and Good Luck! Below is what’s included in the giveaway:

  • Johnson’s baby essentials special pack
  • Johnson & Johnson tote
  • Neutrogena beach ball
  • Froggy wash mit
  • Bath tub toy organizer
  • Tub lights
  • Foam letters
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Free Videos

7 Aug

Quickly I wanted to update you about a free video resource. You can search by category or topic and they are all available online to view (just like the one I shared the other day about Sesame Street and Utensils)

Free Illustrated Books and Flashcards

3 Aug

Here’s some more handy resources that are completely free! In my search of free endless resources I have compiled a list of two more items that I think will make you happy. These illustrated books and flashcards are completely free you download and print whatever ones interest you and your little. I found this great site which specializes in educational materials and they offer several free items which I feel is great especially with today’s economy and tighter budgets. 

Learning Tools for You Little Ones (for Free)

2 Aug

HI Everybody, I am sorry my updates have been a little slow and far between this past month but I assure you I have lots of good postings coming up. First off I decided that since kids will be starting school again pretty soon (bummer I don’t know where the summer has gone I am shocked its 8/2 when writing this) I decided to feature some items for those of you who are  home school parents or just parents looking for extra resources to develop your little ones mind beyond the classroom or to get them better prepared for K5 even if you can’t afford a traditional PK-4 program. So here goes:

Alphabet Posters A-Z download here

Handwriting Practice Sheets download here – I know you can purchase these in the store but here there free 

Number Posters 1-5 download here

Number Posters 6 -10 download here

Number Posters 11 – 15 download here

Number Posters 16 -20 download here

 

Free Printables for You

13 Jul

Hi Everybody, I hope all of you are having a great summer! I am sharing with you today some FREE printables they are created by Lindsey over at Pretty Darn Cute Designs (she is a professional website & blog designer) and Mom & Wife writer. These are so cute and I think that you will get much use out of the 12 month printables, things to do and bill organizer all of which are free and the others she has only cost $5.00    

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know

1 Jul

Here’s what your little one is looking for (and just doesn’t know it yet) – personally I think bed time stories are a great way to help children wind down from the day and go to sleep. So feel free after washing faces, brushing teeth follow it with a lavender bath and then go ahead have your little one put on their pajamas and read them one of these classic fairy tales while laying in bed. Reading together at night will allow for more bonding time with your child and less stimulation form the television or other distractions. I recommend this book whether its for your child, grandchildren or a gift.

This book includes the following: Enchanted Stag; Twelve Brothers; Puss in Boots; Jack and the Beanstalk; Princess on the Pea; Ugly Duckling; Light Princess; Beauty and the Beast; Hansel and Gretel; Jack the Giant Killer; Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor; Story of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp. Illustrated with 8 engravings by Mary Hamilton Frye. Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916) was an American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer.

Saving Money on Baby Clothes

21 Jun

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Saving money is one of the most important things to do when you have a baby in the house or on the way.Buying designer clothes or any type of expensive clothing is just a waste because baby doesn’t know any better and will outgrow it soon enough. Not to mention the likeliness of a blowout or spit up on an expensive outfit. Why? Why pay so much for so little clothing and to wear something for so little time. Here’s the simplest tips I know of to save money on baby clothes:

  • If you have older children always keep their clothes washed and stored away that way when the next baby comes along of the same sex you don’t need all new clothes
  • Buy clothes that are larger (baby will grow quickly) plus you through in a diaper and the next thing you know 0-3 months often only take care of baby for the 1st month (just buy the 3-6 month size for your newborn)
  • Go to the thrift stores (Goodwill and Salvation Army make a great start) and buy lots of clothes for very little money (here’s my suggestion take $100 and go there you will be surprised how many baby clothes you can buy for that amount)
  • Go to garage sales
  • Don’t be afraid to swap clothes with other mothers and don’t be ashamed to ask (so you give her your child’s old clothes from your first son and she swaps you her daughter’s old clothes) very affordable
  • Go ahead and lie, there I said most moms I have ever known or read about complained (not trying to make them sound ungrateful) but made a valid point those that disclosed the sex of their baby to any friends or co-workers for baby showers found mostly clothes for gifts those that claimed they didn’t know or really didn’t find out found themselves receiving more baby blankets, diapers, bottles etc. Let’s face it as soon as someone tells people their having a baby and the sex of the baby people can’t resist all those cute little baby clothes. The choice is ultimately yours.

Summer time activities with your children

5 Jun

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Don’t let your children’s summer be wasted by playing video games and watching TV. My suggestions below are to help you find activities in everyone’s budget and age range for mom’s and dad’s to do with their kids. If your a stay at home mom (SAHM) I hope these will inspire you and why not get together with a friend or sister that can bring their kids along too and have some adult company.

  • Make a scrapbook of your entire summer
  • Get a pack of balloons, fill with water and have a water balloon fight in the backyard
  • Enroll your kids in swimming lessons, especially if you live in a hot climate
  • Go to your local dollar store or Wal-Mart buy some chalk and jump ropes for some outside activities
  • For days when it maybe raining out buy a couple colors books from the dollar store for little ones and you to color during summer showers
  • Why not get the schedule from your local library for book reading and  movie showings perfect for your children
  • Teach your children to ride a bike
  • Spend 30 minutes every day learning a new language together (try some educational videos)
  • Make sure your children are active each and every day public schools have cut too many phys ed  and art programs so the summer is a great time to stay active
  • Go to a museum or aquarium together, take lots of pictures
  • Save $ by creating your own mommy and me group (have yourself and 2 or 3 other SAHM) get together at each others house a set day every week and cook together, go swimming in the pool, let your kids play together its a great mommy day and child day

Make every day of your summer count!

Mountain Mama Clothing

6 May

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For the active mama to be it can be hard to find comfortable pregnancy clothing that is equally fashionable, so today I present Mountain Mama. With a great variety in colors, sizes and styles there is sure to be something here for everyone. Maybe your not the one pregnant maybe its your sister, cousin best friend then I encourage you to get a Mountain Mama gift certificate since they come in prices $25 – $150. Make sure to check out there clearance items for really good markdowns!

One Blogger’s Special Nursery

24 Apr

I am so glad to share today’s news with you I was reading Bucket List Publications (Lesley and her husband have the most amazing photos on their blog from traveling all over the globe) and I wanted to share her nursery with you. She and her husband have a baby girl named Athena and this little girl has one beautiful nursery. If your wondering why I am sharing this its simple: I want you to realize any nursery can be the nursery of your dreams if you plan it out, get creative and are enthusiastic about the whole project.

 The color inspiration is hot pink and green read more here and see amazing photos as well.