Mommy & Me Giveaway

I have another great giveaway that I love myself so I had to bring to my readers!  It includes a nursing pillow with the option of some really cute prints, a toddler pillow, and a book to read to your little one.  I know this would get used multiple times daily in our home.
Mommy & Me Giveaway! 
Win a Nursing Pillow, Toddler Pillow & Book!

Sponsored By: littlebeam

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Littlebeam makes beautiful nursing pillows for the breastfeeding mama and are designed by a Lactation Consultant. Littlebeam started out due to a mother’s desire for a comfortable fitting nursing pillow. The product has evolved over the years and with her daughter’s help in creating the final product, they named it littlebeam!

Winner Will Receive The Following Prize Pack:

a littlebeam nursing pillow (winner’s choice)
a babybeam toddler pillow (winner’s choice)
& a Just Like Mommy board book!

Open To US entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 10/16 9:00 AM EST through 10/31 11:59 PM EST

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received a toddler pillow and board book at no cost to facilitate the above-mentioned review. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

The Baby Sleep Site Giveaway

One of the biggest complaints that I hear from new parents is the struggle with how to get their baby to sleep, both to fall asleep and stay asleep longer stretches.  The Baby Sleep Site has a solution, and is giving 3 lucky winners one of their products:

Sponsored By: The Baby Sleep Site

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

The Baby Sleep Site offers a variety of packages to help families struggling to get a good night’s rest. They offer everything from their Express Sleep Plan to a Members Area which offer great resources for people to use to either prepare for DST or for getting their baby or toddler back on track after DST. They also have personalized sleep consultations, perfect for tailoring a plan specifically to your family’s needs. Plus you can find free resources, such as sample schedules and e-books, right on their website!

3 Prizes / 3 Winners! 


1st Prize:
Express Sleep Plan


2nd Prize:
2-Month Membership


3rd Prize:
Baby STEPS to Better Sleep Book

*If the 3rd prize winner is from outside the United States, the prize will be sent as an E-book.

Open To Worldwide entries – Must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 10/11 12:01 AM EST through 11/1 11:59 PM EST

Good Luck!

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received nominal monetary compensation to host this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Evenflo Booster Seat Recall

Evenflo has announced a voluntary recall on select models of its Evolve Booster Seat over concerns that some children can access and activate the harness adjustment button without adult assistance, and potentially loosen the harness. Evenflo is providing owners with a new harness adjustment button which will effectively eliminate this possibility. No injuries have been reported, but Evenflo wants to remind caregivers that a snug harness is essential to proper restraint.

Approximately 32,000 seats in the U.S. and Canada with model numbers 34411700, 34411741 and 34411700C, manufactured before February 9, 2016, are included in this voluntary recall.

To determine if your seat is affected and to order your remedy kit, visit http://www.evolve.evenflo.com or call 1-800-233-5921 (US)/1-800-265-0749 (Canada), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The remedy kit includes a push-style harness adjustment button, to replace the existing pull-style button.

“Child safety is at the forefront of every decision we make,” said Sarah Haverstick, Evenflo Safety Advocate. “In conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada, we are working to ensure all owners are aware of the voluntary campaign.”

About Evenflo
Evenflo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goodbaby International Holdings Limited. Goodbaby International is a durable juvenile products company that is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (1086:HK). The Group designs, researches and develops, manufactures, markets and sells strollers, children’s car seats, cribs, bicycles and tricycles and other durable juvenile products.

Get Styled for School with Gymboree and Stitch Fix

This post has been compensated and contains affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own.

With school starting up soon, one of the struggles I have on a daily basis with my school-aged daughter is picking out her outfit each day. It is a delicate balance between letting her style herself and making sure that her clothes are functional enough to get through the school day. This year, Stitch Fix has teamed with Gymboree to make the process a lot easier. The site, well known for effortless styling for women, has done the same for kids.

I have always loved being able to go into a Gymboree and find a complete, coordinating outfit for my girls — not only tops and bottoms, but even with the little details like hair bows and matching shoes, without much effort on my part.  That was sufficient enough when my oldest was a young girl, but now that she’s older she wants to be able to pick out her own outfits.  The Stitch Fix bundles are cool and stylish enough for her, and she loves that they were put together by real stylists (not Mom).  Here are our favorite picks:

 

Mom’s choice ~

Gymboree Stitch Fix my pick

This bundle looked like something that my daughter would love to wear — the jacket/skirt combo, sparkly tights, ballet flats, and even a matching bracelet.  I love that they paired jeggings with it to be able to switch it up for the colder months.

Addyson’s choice ~

Gymboree Stitch Fix Addyson's pick

Her favorite parts are the colors and the boots.  All of these pieces would look great on her, and give her a few different outfit options.  I love that she could pick any of them without needing my help, and still have a perfect outfit for school.

 

I encourage you to visit the site and see all the different bundles they have put together.  They are also all on sale right now, so it’s the perfect time to get prepared for back to school!

Check Out The Girls Back to School Bundles Created by Stitch Fix at Gymboree

They haven’t left out the boys either. Check out all the stylish options available:

Check Out The Boys Back to School Bundles Created by Stitch Fix at Gymboree

 

Mind, Body, Babies  receives compensation for review posts and purchases from affiliate links.  All opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Piperoos #Giveaway

Piperoos are the best thing that has so many different uses. The uses are to be used as a parent or as a pet owner. These were created in 2014. When the creator had her baby, she received gifts that were homemade cotton pads. She found so many uses for them that she wanted to make them available to every parent. Piperoos are located in Los Angeles, California. She, Sara Masterson, started up the company in in 2014 with the environment in mind. They are made of cotton. She had the environment in mind for babies and parents of the future.

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Piperoos can be purchased here. They can also be found on Amazon and purchased here.

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As a mom with a newborn, changing pads are something we go through on a daily basis. I would love to have a few of these available for my baby. I especially love that they are eco-friendly in addition to cute.

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Here is your chance to win your very own set of 3 Piperoos!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Disclosure: This blog did not receive compensation for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest are in no way associated with this sweepstakes. Sponsor is responsible for prize.

Would you like to have your products featured in a giveaway event? Want to increase your social media exposure? Contact lavonnia1978@gmail.com to see how I can help YOUR company today!

Summer Movies for Kids

Looking for something fun to do this summer in North Iowa with the family that won’t break the bank?  Take a hiatus from the heat and enjoy an excursion to the movie theatre.

Again this year, CEC Theaters in Mason City will be showing kid-friendly movies on Wednesday mornings.  Each ticket is only $2, and it is an environment where others don’t tend to mind a little bit of noise and/or restlessness from other little ones.  My toddler was a little too young for these last year at only 1 year old, but we are excited to try them again now that she is 2.  Her big sister, who is 9, loves a chance to see a movie any chance she gets.  We also haven’t seen many of the options this year yet, so it will be fun to check them out.

The series is as follows:

Image from CEC Theaters
Image from CEC Theaters

6/15 ~ Norm of the North

6/22 ~ Pan

6/27 ~ Hotel Transylvania 2

7/6 ~ Home

7/13 ~ Goosebumps

7/20 ~ The Peanuts Movie

7/27 ~ Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Add on a Kiddi Combo for a snack, and this is the perfect way to spend a hot, summer morning before your kids head off to other activities.  For more details, see the Cinema West page.  

2016 North Iowa Citywide Garage Sales

Garage

 

I love garage sale season, and finding a great deal, especially for baby stuff.  Here in North Iowa, almost every city has a dedicated day and/or weekend for citywide sales, so shoppers can hit a bunch of sales all at once.  I will keep a running list all year so you can make sure to take advantage of these:

 

April

16 ~ Rockford

22-23~ Mason City

22-23~ Nashua

29-30~ Osage

29-30~ Sheffield

29-30~ Forest City

30~ St. Ansgar

 

May

6-7~ Buffalo Center

6-7~ Hampton

6-7~ Garner

7~ Parkersburg

7-8~ Greene

13-14~ Kanawha

13-14~ Grafton

14~ Clear Lake

14~ Clarksville

27-28~ Britt

 

June

4~ Aplington

18~ Clear Lake

24-25~ Nora Springs

 

July

2~ Shell Rock

9~ Dumont

 

August

13~ Clear Lake

 

September

1-3~ Hwy 3

24-25~ Greene

 

October 

8~ Clarksville

 

What great deals have you found at a garage sale recently?

Newborn Essentials

This post has been compensated. All opinions are 100% my own

 

Everyone loves to get newborn babies cute little outfits, and Gymboree has added a new line of newborn essentials that would be that perfect first gift. I brought my first baby home from the hospital in an adorable outfit from Gymboree, and they have always been a brand that I have liked and respected.

For Baby Girls

The baby girl line features a soft pink and cute giraffes. The collection includes everything that would be not only cute, but comfortable as well, for a new little baby girl born this spring or summer. This includes soft bodysuits and pants, one-piece outfits and pjs, as well as matching towels, hate, burp cloths, and even a lovey. Each item has yellow, teal, and grey accents, which are perfect together. With my girls, they basically lived in onesies and footed pjs the first few months, and everything in this collection is perfect for that. Leave the frilly stuff for when they get older and aren’t sleeping 20+ hours a day.

Gymboree Baby Girl

For Baby Boys

The baby boy collection is a bright teal color, featuring a tiger and other zoo animal theme. The accents are orange, grey, and bright green. Again, it’s perfect for spring or summer, with a variety of matching clothing items and accessories. One of my favorites is a bodysuit that says “mommies are for hugging.” That will be put on my wish list for sure if my baby due this summer ends up being a boy (or even if she is a girl). The teal color would be cute for either gender.

Gymboree Baby Boy

Unisex Options

I am a person who doesn’t find out the sex of my babies before they are born, and there are so few items out there that are gender neutral, yet cute at the same time. This collection not only features the zoo animal theme items that would be perfect for either a newborn girl or boy, but also some items in grey that feature a zebra theme. I love having a few items on hand to bring baby home those first few days/weeks, when all you want to do is recover at home and not worry about going out shopping. These would be perfect for those who keep baby’s gender a surprise, or don’t always want to have a pink/blue outfit on baby.

Gymboree Unisex

Overall, I love the collection, and can’t wait to get to a Gymboree to see the entire collection in person. It is so convenient to be able to shop online, however, and right now everything in the newborn essential collection is 30% off, so it’s a great time to stock up for your own little one, or for those baby gifts. I know that you know at least someone having a new baby coming up soon! If not, I’d be happy with gifts from the line as well. 😉

   Adorable Gifts for New Arrivals at Gymboree!

 

Mind, Body, Babies  receives compensation for review posts and purchases from affiliate links.  All opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.