MomPact: Baby Undersocks (Giveaway) #MomPact

I just love supporting mom-inspired and created products, and Baby underSocks  is a great one!  What mom hasn’t struggled to keep their little ones socks on?  I defy you to find anyone who doesn’t have this problem.  Now that fall is approaching, socks will be a necessity (I personally avoid putting socks on my children until it is ABSOLUTELY necessary).  It always seems that the baby has one sock off and another just hanging on.

Well luckily, Christine, the creator of Baby underSocks (and mother of 4 boys) came up with the perfect solution.   A one piece garment with socks attached.  Genious!!  These are a great option for all babies, but especially for us “boy only” moms.  I know from personal experience, having 3 boys myself, that ALL footed legging type products are geared towards girls.  Come on now, our little guys get cold tootsie’s too!  These are designed for both boys and girls.  I was personally so pleased to see the nicest baby blue color for boys.  Very sweet.

Baby underSocks are also made with bamboo, which makes them luxuriously soft and comfortable.  Bamboo is also more breathable, moisture wicking and hypoallergenic than cotton.  Not to mention that it is vastly more Eco-Friendly.

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Gazillion Bubble Rocket

What kid doesn’t LOVE bubbles?  I still do (although as the adult having to blow eleventy million bubbles for a toddler, I get dizzy fast…) and adding bubbles with a rocket powered by stomping on an air bladder makes for a very, very fun toy in the form of the Gazillion Bubble Rocket!

Funrise Toys recently redesigned this rocket and in my opinion, they did an amazing job.  All three four of my kids (counting my husband) adore this toy- my 2 year old tries very hard to jump and stomp to get the rocket to move, but doesn’t mind- and LOVES to chase the bubbles.  My 4 year old is getting better at the stomping- but my 6 year old and my husband have stomping contests to see #1 who can get the rocket highest and #2 who can get the most bubbles to come out.  (This is recommended for ages 6 and up but honestly?  FUN for all ages!) [click to continue…]

Kids Frugal Fun: Edible Play Doh

Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! This week we have 2 “fun” holidays that I couldn’t resist-September 13th is National Peanut Day and the 16th is National Play Doh Day. So this week’s craft is edible play doh using peanut butter. Since I know there are many children with peanut allergies, I have included a non-edible play dough recipe that is peanut free.

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Huggies Slip-on Diapers and Walmart

I just watched the new Huggies® Little Movers Slip-On Diapers in action at the Diaper Dash – an adorable race between the squirmiest babies. Meet the Squirmers!  Aside from the video being full of adorable babies (and who doesn’t love adorable babies??) and the all-too-familiar story of babies who don’t stay put for diaper changes (I have had three such babies myself!!), I keep thinking to myself “why did they not make these sooner?”  It’s totally cute and worth watching at least once!

I have had three kids who #1 hate diaper changes and #2 are heavy wetters.  This means that at a young age, I either had to move to training pants (not as absorbent) or change more frequently (more costly)- neither option was one I liked.  Yes, I do use cloth (or did, Baby B is only in diapers at night and naps) but there are always occasions when having disposables is both handy or necessary (like last week when Irene was due to hit- I wasn’t sure when we’d lose/gain power back and didn’t want diapers sitting a week wet…so we opted to get a pack of ‘sposies instead).  Last week in anticipation of Irene’s arrival, I did decide to get some disposables to have on hand.   [click to continue…]

DK Eyewitness Series: Predator & Flight (Giveaway)

DK Eyewitness Series is a collection of amazingly beautifully photographed nonfiction series.  They offer readers a very thorough and comprehensive look at a huge array of subjects using words and images.  They are made for kids ages 8+ but really, they are a pleasure to look through and enjoy for even my 4 year old.   They are a wonderful addition to any reference set for any home, classroom or library!  I think its really cool that these books all include a CD and wall chart now. 

Eyewitness: Predator introduces readers to the world of lions, tigers, wolves, eagles, sharks, and more animals that prey on other animals to survive.

Previously published as Eyewitness: Flying Machine, Eyewitness: Flight is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of aircraft. Superb color photographs offer a unique “eyewitness” exploration of the history of flight, and provide a close-up view of the many different types of aircraft in use today, how to keep an airplane flying straight and level, and more.

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Keep Kids Safe Online with Kids Only Social Network

(This is a guest review from my friend D)  My first impression of WhatsWhat is that it is a pretty cool idea for a site- like Facebook for kids!   I tried to sign in as a new member through the black box in the upper right hand corner of the screen. I clicked *sign in*. It took a few minutes to find the *join now* section (upper left corner of screen). For those of us who are “illiterate” computer parents, the *log in* and the *join now* are not together in one box (QueenB is included in this) so keep that in mind when you go to join and save yourself some time!!  You MUST have parental approval and a webcam to join.  The program uses facial recognition to verify that your child is logging on and not someone else each time they use it.

WhatsWhat offers a kids’ social network where they can customize their personal pages, share photos, play games, earn points and trade them for prizes.  There are quizzes and status updates just like the adult networks- just without the adults included.  Parents DO need to give approval for an account but only kids can log on and only kids can sign up (hence the webcam).  [click to continue…]

Back to School: BusyBodyBook Planner & Wall Calendar (Giveaway)

BusyBodyBook Weekly GRID planners are every mom’s go-to time management tool for controlling the chaos of her family’s multiple and hectic schedules.

I got to review this planner last year, and LOVED it, so when Joan offered me a new planner for this year, well, I jumped at the chance.  I LOVE these planners.  Space to write all of what you need to write and more space to write notes and stuff down!  The grid format makes it super easy even for the little kids who don’t read to know if they have something “special” on the planner or calendar because they know where their stuff is on the grid- or what color I write their things down on (I give each of us a color on the calendar and planner- started that when I was a live in nanny for 5 kids- had to organize somehow!!).  Its so easy to see and USE- I won’t go back to other planners again!! Plus, the designs on the outside are cool.  That’s an added bonus. [click to continue…]

Guest Post: Free or Cheap Childcare

This is a guest post from The Coupon Challenge!

If you have children, you know that quality childcare can be expensive. The
more children you have, the higher that cost becomes. I’ve tried to list a
few ideas for free and cheap childcare below, but encourage you to comment
with your ideas as well.

Trade with a friend (Playgroup): Trading childcare is a
great way to get FREE childcare. It is best to set up a schedule to ensure
that you are both getting equal time. For instance: you have the kids on
Monday from 9-1 and your friend has the kids on Wednesday from 9-1. It will
give each of you a break without breaking the bank.

Family Member: If you live near family, consider asking
grandparents, aunts or cousins to help with the kids. Just remember not to
take advantage. Even grandma needs a break. Don’t foget you could pay
family members to watch your child and the rates will usually be much less.

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Kids Frugal Fun: Learning with Pizza

Each week Momondealz bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! September 5th is Cheese Pizza Day (not national pizza day) so I couldn’t let a day honoring my favorite food pass by without having some fun with it-plus, pizza has lots of educational activities! I picked a simple but fun activity that can help with cutting and gluing skills (very important in kindergarten and beyond).
Learning With Pizza

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