Monday, August 18, 2014

Little Kids Score Big Deals on Costumes at Birthday Express
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Do you have a little dinosaur lover, a sweet feline princess or an action warrior in your home? Are you looking for a way to jazz up the usual birthday hullabaloo or turn a plain old Sunday into a FUN DAY? Birthday Expresshas the clearance sale for you! Take a look at these costumes on clearance for little ones, all for under $15! 


Red Pterodactyl Infant / Toddler Costume
Available in size 18 - 24 mo.
CLEARANCE 
Now just $9.99
Why not turn a regular weekday into Pterodactyl Tuesday and dress your dino lover up for a special trip to the museum or a backyard sandbox bone hunt!


Princess Kitty Child Costume
Available in size X-Small (4)
CLEARANCE 
Now just $9.99
Tea time takes a turn towards fantastic when you invite a royal feline to the table!


Super Mario Bros. - Wario Deluxe Toddler / Kids Costume
Available in size Small (4-6)
CLEARANCE 
Now just $9.97
No Super Mario Bros. birthday party is complete without a main character making an appearance! Make sure he finally captures Princess Peach and gets to enjoy all the spoils of a "bad" guy.


Robo Knight Power Ranger Megaforce Muscle Chest Child Costume
Available in sizes (4-6) and (10-12) 
CLEARANCE 
Now just $14.97
What backyard fort doesn't need to be defended? Now your little one can storm just about any castle in your community thanks to this outfit of awesomeness.
11:16 AM Christine D
Little Kids Score Big Deals on Costumes at Birthday Express
**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links

Do you have a little dinosaur lover, a sweet feline princess or an action warrior in your home? Are you looking for a way to jazz up the usual birthday hullabaloo or turn a plain old Sunday into a FUN DAY? Birthday Expresshas the clearance sale for you! Take a look at these costumes on clearance for little ones, all for under $15! 


Red Pterodactyl Infant / Toddler Costume
Available in size 18 - 24 mo.
CLEARANCE 
Now just $9.99
Why not turn a regular weekday into Pterodactyl Tuesday and dress your dino lover up for a special trip to the museum or a backyard sandbox bone hunt!


Princess Kitty Child Costume
Available in size X-Small (4)
CLEARANCE 
Now just $9.99
Tea time takes a turn towards fantastic when you invite a royal feline to the table!


Super Mario Bros. - Wario Deluxe Toddler / Kids Costume
Available in size Small (4-6)
CLEARANCE 
Now just $9.97
No Super Mario Bros. birthday party is complete without a main character making an appearance! Make sure he finally captures Princess Peach and gets to enjoy all the spoils of a "bad" guy.


Robo Knight Power Ranger Megaforce Muscle Chest Child Costume
Available in sizes (4-6) and (10-12) 
CLEARANCE 
Now just $14.97
What backyard fort doesn't need to be defended? Now your little one can storm just about any castle in your community thanks to this outfit of awesomeness.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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GIVEAWAY! Attention aspiring cake decorators!  One lucky winner will get a 55-piece Ateco Stainless-Steel Decorating Set PLUS free enrollment in the new online Craftsy class The Perfect Cupcake! In this online class, you'll learn how to combine creative cupcake flavors, fillings and frostings with gorgeous decorating for out-of-this-world treats! 

Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to enter. 




 
5:23 AM Christine D
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GIVEAWAY! Attention aspiring cake decorators!  One lucky winner will get a 55-piece Ateco Stainless-Steel Decorating Set PLUS free enrollment in the new online Craftsy class The Perfect Cupcake! In this online class, you'll learn how to combine creative cupcake flavors, fillings and frostings with gorgeous decorating for out-of-this-world treats! 

Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to enter. 




 

Saturday, August 16, 2014


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Something wicked could be coming back to school! Five lucky winners will receive the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack: the limited edition Maleficent Top Down Sneaker, a Disney Maleficent Backpack & Beanie, and a $100 Reebok.com gift card! Bring a little of the dark side to the first day of school! Contest ends 8/20, so get your entry in today!



While you're back-to-school shopping, don't forget to check out all of the Disney-themed Reebok shoes to find this year's new favorite pair for your little ones!
10:02 AM Christine D

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**This post contains affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a  purchase after clicking on my links. Thank You for supporting Frugal Mommy Christine!




Something wicked could be coming back to school! Five lucky winners will receive the Reebok Maleficent Giveaway Pack: the limited edition Maleficent Top Down Sneaker, a Disney Maleficent Backpack & Beanie, and a $100 Reebok.com gift card! Bring a little of the dark side to the first day of school! Contest ends 8/20, so get your entry in today!



While you're back-to-school shopping, don't forget to check out all of the Disney-themed Reebok shoes to find this year's new favorite pair for your little ones!

Friday, August 15, 2014

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While supplies last, Jeans, Tees and Polos are Buy One, Get One for $0.08 at Crazy 8! 
Save up to 70% with an additional 20% off markdowns.  Only valid for a limited time, while supplies last!




6:20 PM Christine D

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While supplies last, Jeans, Tees and Polos are Buy One, Get One for $0.08 at Crazy 8! 
Save up to 70% with an additional 20% off markdowns.  Only valid for a limited time, while supplies last!




Monday, August 11, 2014

Finding Free Summer Activities


Summer is a time of wonder for kids.  For the adults in charge of making Summer special though, it is a time of great expense.  It doesn't have to be this way though.  There are tons of free activities you can take your kids to where they can have a blast.  With a little planning, you can keep your kids busy all summer for just the price of gas.  While I can't give you direct links as they are different in every area, I can point you in the right direction.

City Website


A good place to start your search for free activities is your city website.  Here you can find links to the library website and the parks and recreations website, as well as information about any upcoming parades and festivals your city is doing.  

Library- Most libraries have tons of activities for kids.  Summer reading programs are a great form of entertainment, as they usually meet weekly.  Kids will be able to read a book or two, then have song and craft times.  It's not only great free fun, but it can also help keep your kids fresh on their reading skills for the Summer.  Apart from summer reading programs, which usually have activities for ages 2 and up, there may also be special readings, author visits, etc.  I usually add anything interesting from the library's calendar to my own calendar so that the kids don't miss out on anything.  

Parks and Recreation-  Another great place to look for free activities in your city is the parks and recreation website.  Here you can find a calender of all of the events that will be at your parks and civic center.  This can include everything from a pizza night at your civic center's gym to a great festival at the park with free admission!  Again, I usually add anything interesting to my personal calendar so I am sure to remember important dates.  

Festivals, Fairs, and Shows


Searching for festivals in your area is a bit trickier than finding your city website, but not much more so. All you have to do is do a Google search for either events or festivals in your area.  A search in my area turned up a mac n cheese festival in a nearby town!  I didn't know there was a mac n cheese festival anywhere, let alone 20 minutes away.  My point is that you never know what you may have been missing out on for years by not doing this simple search.  Many festivals have free admission, so this one is definitely worth a try, even if the event is 30 minutes or more away.  You can always pack a cooler and save even more, as venders at these events can be a little pricey.  

Church Activities


Another amazing and often overlooked place to find free things to do with your kids is your church calendar!   Apart from vacation bible school, your church may also have a church camp, or other outings for youth.  Not all of these may be free, but if you have a hard time paying for them, you can often talk to the members who are organizing the events, and something can be worked out.   

8:08 PM Christine D

Finding Free Summer Activities


Summer is a time of wonder for kids.  For the adults in charge of making Summer special though, it is a time of great expense.  It doesn't have to be this way though.  There are tons of free activities you can take your kids to where they can have a blast.  With a little planning, you can keep your kids busy all summer for just the price of gas.  While I can't give you direct links as they are different in every area, I can point you in the right direction.

City Website


A good place to start your search for free activities is your city website.  Here you can find links to the library website and the parks and recreations website, as well as information about any upcoming parades and festivals your city is doing.  

Library- Most libraries have tons of activities for kids.  Summer reading programs are a great form of entertainment, as they usually meet weekly.  Kids will be able to read a book or two, then have song and craft times.  It's not only great free fun, but it can also help keep your kids fresh on their reading skills for the Summer.  Apart from summer reading programs, which usually have activities for ages 2 and up, there may also be special readings, author visits, etc.  I usually add anything interesting from the library's calendar to my own calendar so that the kids don't miss out on anything.  

Parks and Recreation-  Another great place to look for free activities in your city is the parks and recreation website.  Here you can find a calender of all of the events that will be at your parks and civic center.  This can include everything from a pizza night at your civic center's gym to a great festival at the park with free admission!  Again, I usually add anything interesting to my personal calendar so I am sure to remember important dates.  

Festivals, Fairs, and Shows


Searching for festivals in your area is a bit trickier than finding your city website, but not much more so. All you have to do is do a Google search for either events or festivals in your area.  A search in my area turned up a mac n cheese festival in a nearby town!  I didn't know there was a mac n cheese festival anywhere, let alone 20 minutes away.  My point is that you never know what you may have been missing out on for years by not doing this simple search.  Many festivals have free admission, so this one is definitely worth a try, even if the event is 30 minutes or more away.  You can always pack a cooler and save even more, as venders at these events can be a little pricey.  

Church Activities


Another amazing and often overlooked place to find free things to do with your kids is your church calendar!   Apart from vacation bible school, your church may also have a church camp, or other outings for youth.  Not all of these may be free, but if you have a hard time paying for them, you can often talk to the members who are organizing the events, and something can be worked out.   

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