Category Archives: giveaway

Preparing for Wild Weather and Runny Noses #SickJustGotReal

Photo Jan 13, 12 58 38 PM

As I’m writing this I have the windows opened and we just returned from an afternoon at the park as it is currently 78 degrees outside. Yet, only a few days ago it was only 9 degrees outside and the ground was covered with ice and snow. This is the weather we get in North Carolina. This is also how my kids end up with colds so frequently during the “winter”.

Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 3.17.54 PM

Thankfully my medicine cabinet is stocked and ready with all of the children’s cold medicines we might need during this crazy North Carolina winter.

Photo Jan 13, 3 32 23 PM

Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months. For your child’s cough, trust Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief to control and relieve symptoms all-day or all- night. Available in grape or orange flavor, for children ages 4 and up. Please note, certain Children’s Robitussin® products are only suitable for children ages 6 and up. Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free eases your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough. All in a great-tasting grape flavor that’s dye-free, for children 6 and up.

Kids get sick so learn how to be prepared by visiting Sick Just Got Real to learn more about solutions to tackle sick days like a champ.

CONTEST

America's Greatest School Nurse Contest

No matter how prepared we are kids get sick sometimes when we aren’t around which is why Pfizer is hosting America’s Greatest School Nurse Contest.

Does your school nurse go above and beyond in educating and comforting their students? You can nominate your school nurse to win a prize valued at $500 and will be entered to win the grand prize: the title of America’s Greatest School nurse and a trip for a getaway from school sickness.

For more information and to read the full contest rules and submit a nomination, visit AmericasGreatestSchoolNurse.com. Nominations will be accepted from January 9 to February 23.

GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader will win a $25 Visa gift card and additional Pfizer Pediatric products [(1) Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape, (1) Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief, (1) Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free]. Use Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway Ends 1/31/17.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on January 31, 2017. The winner to be chosen at random. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. See giveaway rules for more information.

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Magic Sketch Review + Giveaway

My boys are always drawing or writing. They use a LOT of paper with all of their little doodles. I love to encourage their creativity but sometimes we need a different way to express our creativity, like the Magic Sketch.

Screen Shot 2016-10-02 at 1.46.40 PM Screen Shot 2016-10-02 at 1.46.53 PM

The Magic Sketch is a flexible, LCD screen that is transparent, allowing kids to trace with the provided stencils or from their own images!  Magic Sketch is from the makers of the hit product Boogie Board who are also the leaders in crystal display technology.

Kids can create all kinds of amazing art with the Magic Sketch and, unlike most tablets, the Magic Sketch is super kid proof!  They can drop it, toss it, even step on it — it won’t break!  It’s completely water resistant, so if they have a spill, just wipe it off and keep going!  With the advanced internal electronics, you can clear the screen with just the push of a button! The best part?  With the Free App you can save, edit, and share your child’s work!

My boys love playing with the Magic Sketch. They especially like tracing pictures and using the stamps. Now they can be little artists without any of the mess!

Each Magic Sketch retails for $29.95 and includes:

  • Magic Sketch
  • Protector Guard
  • 1 Roller
  • 3 Stamps
  • 20 Learning Stencils
  • 20 Games Stencils
  • 20 Art Stencils

GIVEAWAY
One lucky ready will win a Magic Sketch. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway Ends 10/15/16.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on October 15, 2016. The winner to be chosen at random. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. See giveaway rules for more information.

The information, products, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Magic Sketch. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Summer Memories Spent by the Pool

image016

I’m raising my family in the same neighborhood where I grew up, in fact, the same exact house. With all the nostalgia that comes with raising your kids in the same house where you grew nothing draws out the soft summer memories like taking my kids to our community pool.

Screen Shot 2016-08-06 at 7.42.04 PM Screen Shot 2016-08-06 at 7.42.19 PM

I spent many hours at our community pool hanging with friends, swimming on the swim team and serving as a lifeguard. Most of my fondest summer memories were made at that swimming pool, the same pool where my kids now hang out with their friends and swim on the same swim team.

I’ve taught my boys to swim in this pool and cheered them on during swim races. We’ve spent long summer nights eating pizza and ice cream beside the pool. Taking my boys to our community pool is like a refreshing trip back in time reminding me that the simplest times can produce meaningful lifelong impact.

Scotties Tissues wants to know what are some of your favorite past or present soft summer moments?

amazon.com

GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a care pack of Scotties Tissues. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway Ends 8/18/16.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on August 18, 2016. The winner to be chosen at random. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. See giveaway rules for more information.

The information, products, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Scotties Tissues.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

How I freshen up after a workout

I try to work out 3 times a week. Sometimes I go to the gym, sometimes I head outside. Exercise helps me maintain the energy and strength I need to keep up with my 4 busy boys. However, I don’t always have time to take a shower immediately after my workout. (Busy boys and all) So I have a little refresh routine I do after I exercise until I can take a shower, just to keep myself moderately clean.

I typically wipe away my sweat… I mean glow, then I wash my face and down below with Summer’s Eve Cleansing Cloths. I really dig these Summer’s Eve Cleansing Cloths, they are individually wrapped so I can just pop one in my gym bag or purse. It’s a simple and easy way to feel fresh when you time doesn’t permit a shower.

Photo Jul 29, 12 00 34 PM

Summer’s Eve products are formulated for us ladies. They helps maintain a healthy pH and are clinically and gynecologist tested for safety. The gentle formulas won’t irritate sensitive skin and they are alcohol-free and hypoallergenic.

This summer has been ridiculously hot so I rely on Summer’s Eve to help keep me fresh and clean. Check out some of their other great products!

Photo Jul 29, 12 03 19 PM

Summer’s Eve Products

Summer’s Eve® Cleansing Cloths

  • Perfect to toss in your purse or packet – wherever you’re on the go
  • Available in scents Island Splash®, Sheer Floral®, Simply Sensitive, 16 and 32-count packs
  • Perfectly complements Summer’s Eve® Cleansing Wash, Summer’s Eve Night-time Wash and Cleansing Cloths, and Summer’s Eve® Freshening Spray

Summer’s Eve® Cleansing Wash

  • Available in scents Simply Sensitive, Delicate Blossom®, Morning Paradise®, and Island Splash®, 9 oz. and 15 oz.
  • Perfectly complements Summer’s Eve® Cleansing Cloths, Summer’s Eve Night-time Wash and Cleansing Cloths, and Summer’s Eve® Freshening Spray

Summer’s Eve® Night-time Cleansing Cloths

  • Helps keep you fresher for longer
  • Perfect for a touch-up or before getting into bed
  • Soft pack is great for stashing in your nightstand
  • Perfectly complements Summer’s Eve Lavender Night-time Cleansing Wash and Summer’s Eve® Night-time Cleansing Bar

Connect
Like Summer’s Eve on Facebook

Win
One lucky reader will win a Summer’s Eve product bundle, containing one (1) pack of Summer’s Eve® Cleansing Cloths in Sheer Floral (16 count, individually packaged), one (1) Summer’s Eve® Cleansing Wash in Aloe (15 oz.), one (1) Summer’s Eve® Cleansing Wash in Sensitive Wash (9 oz.) and one (1) pack of Summer’s Eve® Night-time Cleansing Cloths (32-count soft pack).

Use Rafflecopter form below. Ends 8/13/16

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on August 14, 2016. The winner to be chosen at random. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. See giveaway rules for more information.

The information, products, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Summer’s Eve®.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

A Peek at the New LeapStart from LeapFrog

We received the new LeapStart from Leapfrog a few weeks ago. The boys have loved playing with the new interactive learning system.

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.13.33 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.13.42 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.13.54 PM

The LeapStart helps building key skills and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning.  The system works with a library of replayable activity books with variety of content for preschool through 1st grade. Kids ages 2-7 will enjoying playing with the LeapStart while simultaneously developing life skills.

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.14.43 PM

My boys immediately figured out how to use the stylus to navigate the pages of the books. Each book is packed with over 30 activities from games, jokes, songs and more. I really love that there are book designed for different ages and abilities. All of my boys can have their own books that challenge them but are still easy enough for them to use on their own. I love watching them get excited about learning their ABCs, logic, fractions and more. LeapFrog always makes learning fun and encourages a love of learning in children.

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.14.16 PM Check Out Jude’s Video Review

The LeapStart interactive learning system is portable and easy for little hands to carry around with a built in handle, attached stylus and separate activity books. It requires two AA batteries, not included.

The LeapStart will so be available in stores to purchase for $39.99. Additional books are sold separately for $12.99 Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.14.35 PM GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader will in a LeapStart from LeapFrog. (US Residents Only). Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway Ends 8/2/16

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on August 2, 2016. The winner to be chosen at random. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. See giveaway rules for more information.

The information, product and additional gift pack have been provided by LeapFrog.

Babiator Sunglasses

Everyday at the Pool: Babiators + A GIVEAWAY!

This summer we’ll be spending our days at the pool. Like all day, everyday. It’s hot and the neighborhood pool is our favorite summer spot to cool down. Sun safety is super important since we spend so much time outdoors so durable and safe sunglasses are a must. But style is also important, these boys have good taste so we love our new Babiators.

 

Photo Jun 05, 12 59 47 PM Photo Jun 05, 12 59 25 PM Babiators are safe, durable and awesome sunglasses. Babiators feature flexible rubber frames and shatter-resistant lenses that won’t break when you bend, twist, or step on them. (This is a must have in a house of 4 active boys!) Not only are these fun, stylish sunglasses the coolest around, they offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and are backed by Babiators’ signature Lost & Found Guarantee™ – if you lose or break your shades within one year of purchase, Babiators will replace them for free!

Weather we’re at the pool, playing in the sand at the beach or just hanging out in our backyard we will have our Babiators. Children have sensitive eyes and need real protection to keep their eyes safe from UV damage.

GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader will win a pair of Babiator sunglasses in the color of their choice. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway ends 6/17/16

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on June 17, 2016. The winner to be chosen at random. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. See giveaway rules for more information.

The information, product and additional gift pack have been provided by Babiators.

Luvs Box Product Shot

Save Money, Earn Money when you buy diapers + A GIVEAWAY

I’ve bought a lot of diapers over the past 7+ years of motherhood. I wouldn’t even begin to speculate on how much money I’ve spent buying different brands of diapers. But I’ll tell you this, spending more money on diapers doesn’t make them any better. Disposable diapers should be affordable yet still provide ultra leak protection.

LUVS diapers are designed to contour baby’s body for a great fit, and have a cottony material that feels soft and gentle on baby’s skin. They have large refastenable stretch tabs that ensure a secure, snug fit. Plus, the Leak Barrier Leg Gathers and a Leakguard Core keep leaks in the diaper where they belong. Not to mention LUVS are very affordable. Plus they offer the Luvs Money Back Guarantee: If you aren’t satisfied with the leakage protection of Luvs, they’ll refund your money!

Luvs $2 Print-at-Home Coupon Image

SAVE
LUVS is offering opportunities to save on diapers this month with a $2 print-at-home coupon offer.

Visit http://www.coupons.com/brands/luvs-coupons/ to access a Luvs coupon of $2 off any one diaper pack. Print the coupon at home and use it at any mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold.

*The print-at-home coupon can be used at mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs diapers are sold. It will be available for printing from the website until 6/30/16, and the expiration date is 7/31/16.

Ibotta Images

EARN
In partnership with Ibotta, Luvs is also offering a limited-time $3 rebate on any boxed variety of Luvs Diapers, 54ct. box or larger.

Step 1: Sign up for Ibotta and Download the free Ibotta app, available on iOS and Android.

Step 2: search “Luvs” to unlock an exclusive $3 rebate

Step 3: Go shopping for your Luvs Diapers at any participating store

Step 4: Verify your purchases by scanning product barcodes and submitting a photo of your receipt.

Step 5: Save money and earn cash back! Your $3 cash back rebate will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.

*This rebate only includes Luvs Boxes, 54 ct. or larger. The rebate excludes Luvs Bags, 48 ct. or smaller.

So go buy some diapers. Save Money. Earn Money. But remember, this is a limited-time offer. Once you unlock the rebate, you can see the exact date of the rebate expiration. In order to qualify for the rebate, you must submit your receipt before the rebate expiration.

GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader will win a $100 American Express Gift Card. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway Ends 6/10/16.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on June 10, 2016. The winner to be chosen at random. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. See giveaway rules for more information.

This review and giveaway was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

image002

Surviving Spring Allergies with Scotties

Every Spring my allergies act up. My eyes water, my nose runs and the sneezing is out of control. I’m not totally sure what type of plant or pollen triggers my symptoms but one day I’ll be fine and the next day I’m in allergy hell.

When spring approaches I always keep tissues around the house because I never know when my allergies will strike. They’re like little pollen ninjas that quietly and unpredictably attack my nose. Sneaky little buggers. (See what I did there?)

I keep of box of Scotties Tissues beside my bed, in the den and even in the car. There’s nothing worse than having a runny nose and no tissue around. And it’s not just me that uses all of the tissues, the kids get runny noses too. Joe calls them snotterfalls, just a constant flow of snot. It’s gross but it’s part of being a parent I guess.

image001

Scotties Tissues offers a variety of tissue options for every nose. 2-ply, 3-ply or aloe they’ve got your nose covered. All Scotties products are made in the USA by Irving Tissue, Inc., a family owned company committed to operating in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. Did you know Irving Tree has a Tree Planting Promise, “WE plant three trees for every one we use to produce Scotties products”

So not only are my tissues helping me survive allergy season but they are helping our forests survive as well.

CONNECT
Follow @Scottiestissues on Twitter
Like Scotties Tissues on Facebook
Sign up for Savings from Scotties Tissues

BUY
Scotties Tissues are now available on Amazon.

GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader will win a Scotties Carepack and a $25 gift card. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway Ends 5/30/16

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on May 30, 2016. The winner to be chosen at random. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. See giveaway rules for more information.