Monday, February 11, 2013

FREE nursing pillow!


Who could use a new FREE nursing pillow?


Free Nursing Pillow (a $ 40.00 Value) at NursingPillow.com, use Promotion Code 976e341 TODAY!

Just go here and you can choose from one of the 9 available prints. Enter the promo code 976e341 and you can get the pillow for free! Just pay shipping.

You can upgrade to the Minky Nursing Pillow and pay just $5 more, plus the shipping!

There are some adorable prints available. I just ordered mine.



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TruKid Bubbly Baby Wash & Sweet Baby Lotion Review

All three of my children suffer with different degrees of eczema. They have sadly had this condition since birth. It's a genetic condition in my family and not much that can be done. Certain steps need to be taken to insure proper care of all of my children's needs. I hate using the steroid cream that we receive from the doctor, but sometimes it is necessary. There are so many different ways to treat eczema, but not many washed and lotions that help keep their flare ups away.
 


I found this great company that makes eco-friendly products for children. TruKid is a California based company, which focuses on healthy clean products for children. Jennifer, is the founder of TruKid and is a mother of six children! She definitely understands the needs of their sensitive skin.  

TruKid is free of many harmful chemicals, which are found in other baby washes and lotions. Check out their Toxic Bad Guys list. This list shows many of the ingredients found in the majority of skin care products that have been reported to have detrimental effects on the planet and human health.  

Toxic Bad Guys: 10 Most UNWANTED Ingredients:

  1. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (Found in 90% of products that lather)
  2. Petroleum (cold creams, lipsticks, baby creams, etc.)
  3. Phthalates (listed under fragrance) - Can be found in plastics, nail polishes, creams, lotions (anything containing fragrance/parfum ingredient)
  4. Avobenzene (aka: oxybenzone, benzophone, dioxybenzophone or benzophenome-3; and Parsol-1789) Can be found in chemical sunscreens as UVA absorber
  5. Triethanolamine (EDTA) Found in shampoos, toothpastes, sunscreens, hair color and moisturizers
  6. Parabens - Found in 75-90% of personal care products
  7. Diethanolamine (DEA) - Found in creams, shampoos, lotions and other cosmetics
  8. Propylene Glycol (PG) - Can be found in cake mixes, soft drinks, lotions, creams, baby wipes, shampoos, deodorants and other cosmetics
  9. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) - Can be found in most skin cleansers, toothpastes and oven cleaners.
  10. Formaldehyde Derivatives - (DMDH Hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl Urea) - Can be found in shampoos and cosmetics to prevent molds, mildews and bacteria spoilage.


My Experience with their sweet baby lotion, and Bubbly baby body & hair wash was amazingly refreshing. The scent was an unexpected, yet delightful citrus. Unlike some natural products the Bubbly baby hair & body wash did indeed "bubble". I used the Sweet Baby Lotion and Bubbly Baby Body and Hair Wash for all three of my children. My four year old claimed it smelled like peaches. Which, I do have to agree. The Bubbly baby Body wash had more of a peach scent. While the Sweet Baby Lotion smelled of oranges. All three of them had great results using these products. They smelled amazing! What's more, they didn't have any bad reactions to it! I love the all natural ingredients. This is now my go-to body wash and lotion for my children. I'm looking forward to trying out more of their products in the future. 

TruKid also developed a great learning system for young children. They use child friendly words in their product line. Which are usually found in kids' everyday learning vocabulary. The TruKid learning System  features symbols on their bottles which makes it easy for kids to identify what part of the body the product is for. This is definitely a plus in my book. Such a great learning tool for young children.

Their bottles are cheerful and bright. I can't get over the colors! This is such a unique product! My kids loved the bright colors. TruKid uses color coded bottles to make it easier for children to understand. Blue for cleansing, green for nourishing and orange for sun protection. 

You can also find many printables on TruKid. It is really a lot of fun. I encourage you to go and see for yourself. Then, come back here and tell me what your favorite product is. 


Like TruKid on Facebook!

TruKid has graciously given me a coupon code to share with all of my followers. You will get a FREE Sunny Days SPF 30+ with all orders over $30. Use Coupon code sunnymom. One use per person.


*I received no monetary compensation for this post. TruKid has given the products listed above for my honest opinion. All views are 100% my own. 

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Drammy Droopers review ~~Sponsor Spotlight~~

Recently, Heather from Drammy Droopers sent me this adorable Pink Giraffe print diaper to review. Heather was such a joy to work with. 

I just could not get over how adorable this diaper was. It arrived in just a couple business days wrapped in a colorful tissue paper, with a card attached. This gesture was simple, yet heartwarming. Baby girl looked so adorable in this cloth  diaper. I really hate to admit it but once I took this diaper and soaker out of the wash I could not resist feeling the softness of it against my cheek. Luckily it was clean. I would recommend DrammyDroopers to everyone! 







  • Ease Of Use: ♥♥♥♥Snaps are by far my favorite closure type. Velcro or Aplix always gets stuck together in a ball and pulls at my diapers. Snaps are always harder in the beginning, but with ware they become much easier to use.


  • Adjustability: ♥♥♥♥♥ This AI2 diaper is extremely adjustable. It fits most babies from 10 - 35 lbs. The double layer of snaps definitely help a lot. My little girl had no issue fitting into her DrammyDroopers. The picture is with just one insert, and you can see that there is not much bulk. 



  • Leak Proof: ♥♥♥♥DrammyDroopers are an AI2 diaper. Which has a hidden PUL layer. The outside is a cotton layer. While the inner layer is an extremely durable suedecloth. Making this my favorite leak proof diaper. Each wash increases the absorbency of the materials used. I recommend washing this diaper 7-10 times before use. Just so it reaches maximum absorbency. The pocket in DrammyDroopes is great for nighttime. Just add an extra soaker and you are ready for a fluffy leak free night. The soaker used has bamboo and rayon layers.


  • Wash Routine: ♥♥♥♥Prepping this diaper took quite a while. Since I was inpatient, I washed twice before using. Since then it has been washed over 20 times. The best way I found to wash DrammyDroopers was to use a cold rinse first. Then proceed with your Warm/hot cycle with detergent. Finish it off with another cold rinse. It's actually pretty typical for cloth diapers to be washed this way. I did have to do 2 additional rinses yesterday, due to an explosion. We could not get the yellow poop out. But I'm pretty sure all stains are far gone now.

  • $$$$: ♥♥♥♥♥ You can purchase DrammyDroopers with a soaker pad for $25.00. Pretty average for WAHM diapers. I've found AI2 for anywhere from $20-$40 online. Trust me, these are worth the price.



  • Cuteness Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥ The pink giraffe print has been the cutest diaper I have owned. Ever. Definitely unique from the average solid prints. This definitely gets 5 stars on the cuteness factor! Heather has such amazingly adorable prints. I'm secretly hoping she will get different colored suedecloth for the inner fabric. Go check out all of her adorable prints and tell me which you would love.

  • Sizing: With a one size (OS) what is not to love? It will grow with your baby and you won't have to purchase anymore diapers. DrammyDroopers are for babies 10 - 35 lbs. I tried this on my 32 lb son.. Shh. It fit! No, I didn't take any blackmail pictures. That's just mean. We don't mind our little boy playing dress up.

  • Materials: DrammyDroopers has an outer layer of cotton fabric print, and an inner layer of soft and durable Microfleece or suedecloth. Middle layer is laminated long lasting high quality waterproof polyester PUL to keep moisture inside.

The soaker snaps into the fitted diapering system for light to medium wetters, or along with one soaker being snapped in, another can be inserted into the pocket for nighttime. Soakers outer soft layer is made from Organic bamboo cotton while inside is 100%  absorbent Rayon. 



Buy it: Try it out for yourself! I would love to see pictures of your babies in their new DrammyDrooper Fluff!

Like DrammyDroopers on Facebook!

Stay tuned for my Mama Madness Giveaway March 1st for your chance to WIN a DrammyDrooper diaper of your own!


*I received a DrammyDroopers free, for the purpose of this review. However, all opinions are 100% my own, and may differ from yours. 


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Pampers Play Date Pin Party #pampersplaydate


Pampers Play Date Pin Party
Come Play on Pinterest with us and win big!

Pampers knows how important special time with our kids can be, which is why want you to celebrate Valentine's Day with a Play-Date. 

Pampers is hosting a #PampersPlayDate Pinterest Party!

Through the party, parents can share their ideas on how to make a play date extra special including great venue ideas, the perfect outfit from The Children’s Place and essential gear for a successful play date from Pampers

Just follow the directions in the picture above. This is going to be a lot of fun. What's more, somebody will take home a $200 Children's Place gift card! Hurry, because the part ends tonight!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Show and Tell Sunday - Blog hop


Show and Tell Sundays
Blog Hop

          So-Sew-Mama 

                 

This is a perfect place to find great blogs to follow and make new mommy blogger friends.

Would you like to be a Co-Host?
contact me at dmtatro(at)gmail(dot)com

Please grab the button and place it on your sidebar or inside a blog post. 
It's optional but would be greatly appreciated. 

Now for the Rules

You can add any blog post as long as it is family friendly.  

Please Link up your post, not your homepage
You can add up to 3 different posts.

Like So Sew Mama On Facebook
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Let me know where you are from so I can return the favor!
Please try and visit at least two other pages and leave comments or like their post.
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My Feeding Friend: Not Just a Nursing Pillow Review

My Feeding Friend

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Plush Pillow




Recently, I had the chance to review this really adorable nursing pillow.

Seriously, isn't it cute?

At first it arrived stuffed in this package. Similar looking as to what you would find a comforter in. 
Poor Monkey.
The circumference of my pillow is an amazing 21 inches!


You can probably see my old nursing pillow in the background too. It looks so small in comparison to the My Feeding friend!
The monkey is my favorite. It even has a cute little tail! The My feeding friend plush pillow is not only a great nursing pillow, but it also serves as a good support for babies learning to sit up. Baby girl is almost able to sit up on her own. Currently, she is doing what my 4 year old calls the "guerilla". If you look at the photo you can see what she means. 


2 plus feet of snow - Blizzard 2013

Winter Storm Nemo

As of 9 am, there is a full parking ban in the city of Woonsocket RI. 





Did you get any snow? How much?

Snow isn't a new thing for us, yet our city was unprepared. We live in Woonsocket Rhode Island, and most of our Plows are out of commission. They are having issues with their equipment, and are looking for other plow contractors to come help dig us out. There are many private contractors in the city, but I'm unsure if they are going to help. Thankfully there were no mass power outages, and we braved the storm well. Our main streets have barely been plowed, which can be disastrous for people who need medical attention. Surrounding highways have traffic restrictions. 


From what I hear it is going to take several days for our streets to be cleared. 
This situation could have been prevented. The city should have had a back up plan, yet here we are. Hopefully nobody needs emergency medical attention. It isn't our first blizzard. Steps should be taken. 
Nonetheless, I am so thankful that we have power and heat. 




Any interested parties should contact: Woonsocket DPW at 401-767-8883
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

K-5 Home Art Studio Giveaway

Welcome to the Home Art Studio Giveaway Event!

Lindsey Volin of Home Art Studio is sponsoring this event. One winner will receive a full six-volume set of the K-5 Home Art Studio Program DVDs, an approximate $180 retail value! Thank you to all the bloggers who are helping us introduce this program to their readers through this event!

About The K-5 Home Art Studio Program

Home Art Studio won the Mom's Best Award for outstanding new products in 2012! The program was created for homeschooling parents and as a supplemental after school/summer program for children aged preschool through fifth grade.
This program is designed to increase students' love and appreciation of the visual arts while enhancing a child's ability to problem solve, think creatively, and truly see the world around them.
Watch the informational video below to learn more! There are also several sample lessons available to watch on the Home Art Studio website.

Giveaway Details

Open to residents of the U.S. And Canada. Event Dates: February 7 - 28, 2013. The winner will be contacted within two days of the end of the contest, via email and will have two days to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winner's entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Rafflecopter form below. All entries are optional. Thank you for visiting this blog!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fluff Mail! Check out our new fluff!

So I just couldn't resist sharing our new fluff with you. It's sort of a "preview" of the review coming up. Also, Heather from Drammy Droopers is sponsoring my Mama Madness giveaway! Yay for fluff!



Hopefully I will have the review up soon. I just love this AI2 cloth diaper.

Drammy Droopers is definitely my new favorite shop! Go try one for yourself. 


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Monday, February 4, 2013

Hyland's Homeopathy Giveaway

Hyland's Homeopathy Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Homeopathy
Hyland's understands homeopathy, and they understand families. From Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Gel to Calms Forté, Hyland's cares for your family at every stage of life. Hyland's develops homeopathic formulas with the highest quality natural ingredients following the strictest standards for preparation. With a century of commitment to homeopathy, Hyland's tradition of excellence consistently provides quality and integrity in every homeopathic product. View the full Hyland's Homeopathy review on Pea of Sweetness.
Hyland's
For More: Visit the Hyland's Website, connect with them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
Thank-you to our amazing co-hosts: Giveaway Gator , Couponing with Integrity, Mommy Lesson Plans, and Meg's Daily Bytes, Reviews and other Online Distractions and all of the amazing participating bloggers!
About the Giveaway: This giveaway begins on 2/3 at 12:01am and ends on 2/18 at 11:59pm (times are EST) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
The Prize: A Hyland's Kids' care kit! Close to a $50 value!
***Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may be different than yours. So Sew Mama is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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Sunday, February 3, 2013

What popular notion do you think the world has wrong?

One of the biggest things that I believe most people have wrong is that they think they have to love everything about the person whom they are IN love with. 

This is a common misconception, and it destroys families. Not everyone in the world is going to agree with their partner. There is not one perfect person in the world. We are all created as individuals. We all make mistakes. I know that I have, and yet, that person still loves me for who I am. Flaws and all.

Fights happen. That is just how life goes. If you're mad, go in another room and relax. Too many people get divorced because they can't get past their partner's mistakes. Granted, I can understand that some people can't forgive certain misdeeds. 

I believe we live in a world where marriage and relationships do not mean the same as they once did. Hopefully my children will grow up to create a better world. I want them to change the world. 

Is it so hard to just be in love?

What popular notion do you think the world has wrong?

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?

There are so many people to choose from, my brain hurts. 

Does Johnny Depp count? 

Or how about, Will Smith?

Seriously though, I would love to have a huge family gathering with all of the family I have not seen in years, or ever. There is quite a bit of family out there that I still do not know exists, so that would be incredible. 


Who would you have dinner with?

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Baby-led Solids




My baby girl is growing up! She is still exclusively breastfed, and I want to keep it that way. She seems to have other plans. Every meal that I eat, she seems to attempt to steal my food. The faces she makes are just adorable. If she isn't close enough to grab at what I'm eating she will start to cry. This is such a new thing for her, just these last two days. I'm so amazed at her milestones and how she is progressing. She can almost get herself sitting up from a laying down position as well. She can roll either way. It is such a beautiful process; watching a child grow. 




Huh? What is this Baby-led Solids you speak of?



What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about parenthood?

My pumpkin made the front page of the paper! She had a lot of fun. That little cutie with the pink boots on is mine! lol





Here you can see she took her boots off. Silly little pumpkin.


Favorite: 
  • The smiles, laughs and giggles! It makes every second of pain worth it! 
  • Hearing my babies say "I Love You".
  • Hugs
  • Kisses
  • Getting beautified by my 4 year old.
  • Those lovely art projects they bring home from school.
  • The Milestones
  • Breastfeeding

Least favorite:

  • When they are sick.
  • When they whine.
  • Not having many friends.
  • Cabin fever
  • Anxiety
  • Those extremely sharp nails.



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Thursday, January 31, 2013

What is your favorite Holiday?

My favorite Holiday would have to be Christmas. 







It's an amazing time of year. Family gets together to celebrate. It isn't even about the presents. My kids are not ungrateful at all. 

What is not to love?

What is your favorite Holiday?
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Free Blogger Opp - Shushybye DVD



Free Blogger Opp:


Hosted by So Sew Mama




ShushyBye Baby 3 DVD Giveaway 
($28.98 RV)


Prize: 

ShushyBye Baby DVD

26 all-new complete episodes
56 Shushybye music videos
60 Original Shushybye songs in all
and 
Over 40 fun-filled story-vignettes starring the Shushies!

Giveaway: 

February 10 - 26
US only


Any Questions, please feel free to e-mail Desiree from So Sew Mama at dmtatro@gmail.com

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