Sunday, July 27, 2014


Summer Is HERE And So Is The Beachin' Event!!

Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers, including Frugal Mommy Christine,  and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $800!

The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:

beachin collage

Block Island Organics – SPF 15 Lotion and After Sun Gel – $46
Dream Team Pets – Dream Pet of Choice – $20
Blue Rhino – Mr BarBQ Grill Tool Set – $
Frogglez - Frogglez Goggles of Choice – $20
The Orb Factory – Make Your Own Glitter Chalk Set – $15
Wusic – Power Bank Charger – $50
Pint Size Projects – Beach Theme Activity Kit – $28
Kiss My Itch Goodbye – Itch Cream – $9
Boogie Board– Jot 8.5 eWriter– $38
Sand Gone – Sand Gone – $15
Margaritaville – Bali Drink Maker – $400
ezydog - dog life vest – $42
Coleman – puddle jumper – $20
Chichanella Bella – Sunkissed Sweetheart Swim Suit & Bonnett – $98
Beach Road Designs - Beach Sheet - $49

So, are you ready to enter? It’s simple! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. There are plenty of entry options, and, while all entries are optional,  the more you do, the better your chances of winning are!

The Beachin' Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Monday, July 28, 2014 through 11:59pm EST Monday, August 11, 2014. Best Of Luck!

DIsclosure: Anderson's Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.
10:00 PM Christine D

Summer Is HERE And So Is The Beachin' Event!!

Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers, including Frugal Mommy Christine,  and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $800!

The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:

beachin collage

Block Island Organics – SPF 15 Lotion and After Sun Gel – $46
Dream Team Pets – Dream Pet of Choice – $20
Blue Rhino – Mr BarBQ Grill Tool Set – $
Frogglez - Frogglez Goggles of Choice – $20
The Orb Factory – Make Your Own Glitter Chalk Set – $15
Wusic – Power Bank Charger – $50
Pint Size Projects – Beach Theme Activity Kit – $28
Kiss My Itch Goodbye – Itch Cream – $9
Boogie Board– Jot 8.5 eWriter– $38
Sand Gone – Sand Gone – $15
Margaritaville – Bali Drink Maker – $400
ezydog - dog life vest – $42
Coleman – puddle jumper – $20
Chichanella Bella – Sunkissed Sweetheart Swim Suit & Bonnett – $98
Beach Road Designs - Beach Sheet - $49

So, are you ready to enter? It’s simple! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. There are plenty of entry options, and, while all entries are optional,  the more you do, the better your chances of winning are!

The Beachin' Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Monday, July 28, 2014 through 11:59pm EST Monday, August 11, 2014. Best Of Luck!

DIsclosure: Anderson's Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

I am sharing this for a reader who sent this to my e-mail addy, Christine@FrugalMommyChristine.com . I found it very interesting.   It looks great, Jaimie!

1Potty Training

The Straight Poop: Adventures in Toilet Training

This isn’t your mom’s potty training — or even yours, for that matter. Children are going diaper-free at older and older ages. Is this change a result of better knowledge about child development or simply because we have better diapers today? And how can you make your baby’s toilet-training process go — ahem — smoothly?

Toilet Training Has Changed

Age by which most children are toilet-trained
1957: 18 months
Today: 36 months
Why have things changed? 
Disposable diapers: 90% of American babies wear disposable diapers
Long-term use of disposables could help foster a sense of complacency, both on the part of parents and kids:
  • Disposable diapers are less time-consuming for parents to deal with.
  • Wet disposables are more comfortable for babies than wet cloth diapers.
Change in conventional wisdom: Most parenting experts now advise waiting until the child shows interest in toilet training to start the process.
Potential pitfalls to this process:
  • Children can become too accustomed to wearing diapers.
  • The longer a parent (usually the mother) is a servant for the child, the more difficult it can be to make the child see the parent as an authority figure.

Elimination Communication

A growing number of parents in the U.S. are subscribing to a theory of toilet training that could mean forgoing diapers altogether. Also called natural infant hygiene, potty whispering and infant potty training, supporters contend you can start training a baby to use a potty almost from birth.
How? By paying attention to the child’s schedule, body language, feeding times and verbal cues.
It may sound crazy, but it’s how about half the kids in the world are raised. About 50% of the world’s babies will never wear a diaper and are fully potty trained by a year of age.
Step by step
Here’s how elimination communication works:
Baby grunts, indicating a need to defecate, or squirms, showing he’s about to urinate.
Reading these signals, take the baby and hold him over the toilet or place him on a potty-training toilet.
As he’s using the toilet, make a special sound (perhaps a “shhh”), so the baby realizes the connection between the sound and the experience.
You can still put your baby in diapers, but when you know he needs to go (if he’s just woken up or just been fed, for instance), you should take the diaper off and place him on or hold him over the toilet.
Source: Early-Childhood-Education-Degrees.com
9:56 AM Christine D
I am sharing this for a reader who sent this to my e-mail addy, Christine@FrugalMommyChristine.com . I found it very interesting.   It looks great, Jaimie!

1Potty Training

The Straight Poop: Adventures in Toilet Training

This isn’t your mom’s potty training — or even yours, for that matter. Children are going diaper-free at older and older ages. Is this change a result of better knowledge about child development or simply because we have better diapers today? And how can you make your baby’s toilet-training process go — ahem — smoothly?

Toilet Training Has Changed

Age by which most children are toilet-trained
1957: 18 months
Today: 36 months
Why have things changed? 
Disposable diapers: 90% of American babies wear disposable diapers
Long-term use of disposables could help foster a sense of complacency, both on the part of parents and kids:
  • Disposable diapers are less time-consuming for parents to deal with.
  • Wet disposables are more comfortable for babies than wet cloth diapers.
Change in conventional wisdom: Most parenting experts now advise waiting until the child shows interest in toilet training to start the process.
Potential pitfalls to this process:
  • Children can become too accustomed to wearing diapers.
  • The longer a parent (usually the mother) is a servant for the child, the more difficult it can be to make the child see the parent as an authority figure.

Elimination Communication

A growing number of parents in the U.S. are subscribing to a theory of toilet training that could mean forgoing diapers altogether. Also called natural infant hygiene, potty whispering and infant potty training, supporters contend you can start training a baby to use a potty almost from birth.
How? By paying attention to the child’s schedule, body language, feeding times and verbal cues.
It may sound crazy, but it’s how about half the kids in the world are raised. About 50% of the world’s babies will never wear a diaper and are fully potty trained by a year of age.
Step by step
Here’s how elimination communication works:
Baby grunts, indicating a need to defecate, or squirms, showing he’s about to urinate.
Reading these signals, take the baby and hold him over the toilet or place him on a potty-training toilet.
As he’s using the toilet, make a special sound (perhaps a “shhh”), so the baby realizes the connection between the sound and the experience.
You can still put your baby in diapers, but when you know he needs to go (if he’s just woken up or just been fed, for instance), you should take the diaper off and place him on or hold him over the toilet.
Source: Early-Childhood-Education-Degrees.com

Monday, June 30, 2014

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I was going through my inbox just now, and this one almost slipped by me!  Crazy 8, on top of their 30% regular priced items sale, is now doing (nearly) everything Buy one, get one for $0.88!  They have really reasonable prices anyway- not to mention adorable clothes- so there are some REALLY good deals with this one.  We are talking consignment sale prices for lots of items!  

Since Laura and Jeremy both seem to be having a growth spurt in their feet only (seriously- they have each gained a full shoe size without so much as their jeans getting snug), I was focusing on shoes while looking up deals.    Here are a couple of screen shots of what I found:





I found these handsome shoes for Jeremy.  I like the Bike slip on sneakers and the viking skull rainboots.  Aren't they cute?  Plus, I can buy two nice pair for $10.87 or just $5.43 per pair!  Woot!  Jeremy loves shoes and with their birthdays coming in just a month, this sale is timed perfectly for us. 






For Miss Laura, I like the Espadrille sandals (upper left) and the bow sneakers.  I think she will be really happy with them.  She is only going to be 4 and she is already forming her own very DEFINITE fashion ideas.


To make this sale even better, Crazy 8 offers free shipping on orders over $75, and $5 shipping on everything else!  Yay!

Let me know what deals you find :)



11:14 PM Christine D
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I was going through my inbox just now, and this one almost slipped by me!  Crazy 8, on top of their 30% regular priced items sale, is now doing (nearly) everything Buy one, get one for $0.88!  They have really reasonable prices anyway- not to mention adorable clothes- so there are some REALLY good deals with this one.  We are talking consignment sale prices for lots of items!  

Since Laura and Jeremy both seem to be having a growth spurt in their feet only (seriously- they have each gained a full shoe size without so much as their jeans getting snug), I was focusing on shoes while looking up deals.    Here are a couple of screen shots of what I found:





I found these handsome shoes for Jeremy.  I like the Bike slip on sneakers and the viking skull rainboots.  Aren't they cute?  Plus, I can buy two nice pair for $10.87 or just $5.43 per pair!  Woot!  Jeremy loves shoes and with their birthdays coming in just a month, this sale is timed perfectly for us. 






For Miss Laura, I like the Espadrille sandals (upper left) and the bow sneakers.  I think she will be really happy with them.  She is only going to be 4 and she is already forming her own very DEFINITE fashion ideas.


To make this sale even better, Crazy 8 offers free shipping on orders over $75, and $5 shipping on everything else!  Yay!

Let me know what deals you find :)



Sunday, June 29, 2014


Craftsy's Pick Your Price Promotion!

Craftsy
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Pick your price! Choose your price range and get your choice of popular online classes today and get better at what you love to do without breaking the bank! Enroll today to enjoy learning anytime, anywhere, forever. See what's on sale: Pick Your Price Sale at Craftsy

7:00 AM Christine D

Craftsy's Pick Your Price Promotion!

Craftsy
(sponsored post)

Pick your price! Choose your price range and get your choice of popular online classes today and get better at what you love to do without breaking the bank! Enroll today to enjoy learning anytime, anywhere, forever. See what's on sale: Pick Your Price Sale at Craftsy

*** I received a free e-copy of this book to facilitate my review.***


Laura and I recently had the opportunity to review this children's book, Mr. Pete, Where are your Feet?  Laura (nearly 4 now) loved the bright cover, and when we read the title, she immediately started in with questions about where she thought his feet were.

In this story, a blue parakeet, Mr. Pete, hears his "Mommy" (Katherine Bartlett)  as where his feet are so much that he begins to wonder himself.  So, he sets off to look for them.  All of his fellow bird friends help him look.  However, after an unfruitful search, Mr. Pete becomes very sad. What if his Mommy doesn't love him as much without his feet?  

Upon seeing the sadness in her beloved bird's eyes, she explains to him that he was born with some toes shorter than the others, and that she loves him just the same and always will.

This book has an amazing message, and the timing for reviewing this book was perfect.  My kids and I are going to our family reunion this year, at the urging of my favorite cousin, who has cerebral palsy (she has not seen him since she was very small) .  This book has taught my daughter that some people are born looking a little different than what she is used to, but that we should treat and love them all the same.   


I think this book would be great to read to a class to spark a discussion.
  

4:03 AM Christine D
*** I received a free e-copy of this book to facilitate my review.***


Laura and I recently had the opportunity to review this children's book, Mr. Pete, Where are your Feet?  Laura (nearly 4 now) loved the bright cover, and when we read the title, she immediately started in with questions about where she thought his feet were.

In this story, a blue parakeet, Mr. Pete, hears his "Mommy" (Katherine Bartlett)  as where his feet are so much that he begins to wonder himself.  So, he sets off to look for them.  All of his fellow bird friends help him look.  However, after an unfruitful search, Mr. Pete becomes very sad. What if his Mommy doesn't love him as much without his feet?  

Upon seeing the sadness in her beloved bird's eyes, she explains to him that he was born with some toes shorter than the others, and that she loves him just the same and always will.

This book has an amazing message, and the timing for reviewing this book was perfect.  My kids and I are going to our family reunion this year, at the urging of my favorite cousin, who has cerebral palsy (she has not seen him since she was very small) .  This book has taught my daughter that some people are born looking a little different than what she is used to, but that we should treat and love them all the same.   


I think this book would be great to read to a class to spark a discussion.
  

Friday, June 27, 2014

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Get Ready for Back to School with Little Passports

As summer kicks off and families enjoy pool time, summer vacations and more, Little Passports is working to get their explorers ready for back to school time. Keep the journey of Sam and Sophia going with new personalized products perfect for keeping kids organized as they embark on another year of learning. Choose from a Little Passports Back to School Bundle for only $19.95, which features a folder, notebook and 5 bookmarks or a Little Passports Premium Lunchbox and Chalkboard for only $29.95 with a fun chalkboard inside to write hand-written notes. Even better, pick up both! These items are only available for a limited-time so order today!

I ordered two of the Back to School Bundles for my nieces, who love their subscriptions.

Back to School Bundle
Text Link: Little Passports Back to School Bundle for only $19.95
Includes:
  • 1 Folder
  • 1 Notebook
  • 5 Bookmarks
    Premium Lunchbox
    Text Link: Little Passports Premium Lunchbox and Chalkboard for only $29.95
    Features:
  • Fun chalkboard for your own hand-written messages
  • Roomy at 7.5" x 6.5" x 4"
  • Sturdy tin design
  • 6:44 PM Christine D
    **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

    Get Ready for Back to School with Little Passports

    As summer kicks off and families enjoy pool time, summer vacations and more, Little Passports is working to get their explorers ready for back to school time. Keep the journey of Sam and Sophia going with new personalized products perfect for keeping kids organized as they embark on another year of learning. Choose from a Little Passports Back to School Bundle for only $19.95, which features a folder, notebook and 5 bookmarks or a Little Passports Premium Lunchbox and Chalkboard for only $29.95 with a fun chalkboard inside to write hand-written notes. Even better, pick up both! These items are only available for a limited-time so order today!

    I ordered two of the Back to School Bundles for my nieces, who love their subscriptions.

    Back to School Bundle
    Text Link: Little Passports Back to School Bundle for only $19.95
    Includes:
  • 1 Folder
  • 1 Notebook
  • 5 Bookmarks
    Premium Lunchbox
    Text Link: Little Passports Premium Lunchbox and Chalkboard for only $29.95
    Features:
  • Fun chalkboard for your own hand-written messages
  • Roomy at 7.5" x 6.5" x 4"
  • Sturdy tin design
  • **This post contains an affiliate link.  I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.  Thank you for your support.






    Through this Sunday, take an Additional 20% off the Season Finale sale at Janie and Jack! Valid: 6/27-6/29, While Supplies Last. Shop the sale here:  Additional 20% off the Season Finale sale this weekend at Janie and Jack! 
    6:36 PM Christine D
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    Through this Sunday, take an Additional 20% off the Season Finale sale at Janie and Jack! Valid: 6/27-6/29, While Supplies Last. Shop the sale here:  Additional 20% off the Season Finale sale this weekend at Janie and Jack!