Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Breast Pump winner

Ok, I am a total slacker. I know, I know. There's no need to throw things!

In order to determine a winner for this contest I used the very scientific method of picking a number from a hat. Only I didn't have a hat so I used a bowl. And the winner is ..... (drum roll please) ..... Someone without a blog!

Anonymous at hotmail, I will be emailing you to get your shipping info. Congrats and I hope the breast pump is helpful to you and your little one!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Give-Away

Hey everyone! I am giving away a breast pump. It's perfect thing for me to give away what with me loving boobs and babies and nursing and all that fun stuff. Read along to find out how you can win a Evenflo Comfort Select Performance breast pump!

If you are (or ever have been) the mother of an infant you have pumped breast milk. I did it for Elle, I did it for my surrogate child and I will do it for my next surrogate child. Pumping is great, it allows us to give our children the very best even when we're away from them. It isn't always very convenient though. When I pumped for my surrogate child I hated always having to bring my bog, bulky pump with me everywhere. If only I had know about the Evenflo Comfort Select Performance breast pump. It's easy to use, portable, easy to clean and matches almost any outfit. Who wouldn't one of of these babies? I know I would. And I bet you would to.

So how can you get one? Two ways. First, you can head over here and enter to win a breast pump and nursing pads. Or, you can stay right here and enter. That's right, you can win a breast pump right here. Can you even believe it? Yes, I bet you can.

Leave a comment on this post between now and 11:59 PM May 9th and you are entered in a give-away for a Evenflo Breast Pump plus two boxes of nursing pads. That's all you have to do! Feel free to enter even you don't need a pump. It makes a good shower gift too! Leave any kind of comment you like. I'm not picky. For example, discuss if you think it's possible to make butter out of breast milk. Or talk about how anyone who discusses breast milk butter probably has too much time on their hands. Whatever you like, just make sure it has a valid email address attached to it so I can contact you if you are the winner. Come on, what are you waiting for?

I would like to thank the good folks at momcentral.com and Evenflo making this giveaway possible.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Kellogg's Eggo Bake Shop Twists

We Go through a lot of Eggos in my house. A lot. Joseph loves Eggo waffles for breakfast and he eats them almost every morning. Recently we have added something new to our breakfast routine around here. We have become big fans of Kellogg's Eggo Bake Shop Twists in both apple and strawberry flavors.

You might not have heard of Bake Shop Twists, they are a new product. They are frozen and you heat them up in your microwave. It only takes 25 seconds and you have a nice hot breakfast snack. They sort of look like cereal bars but they taste better than any cereal bar I've ever had. Joseph likes to eat them in the car on the way to school. That works for me because they're more on-the-go friendly than most other breakfast foods. We will certainly buy these again. They're great for both kids (mine both prefer the strawberry flavor) and adults (I like the apple better).

You can find more information on Eggo Bake shop Twists and other Kellogg's products here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Listerine Total Care

When I hear the word "Listerine" I think of my grandpa's house where there was always a big bottle of Listerine on the bathroom counter. One time when I was kid I took a tiny little taste just to see what it was like. I spit it out right away! Back in those days Listerine was pretty intense. Let's just say you could feel it working. That one experience with Listerine was enough to keep me away from it for a while.

When I was asked by the good folks at Mom Central to review Listerine Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash I was a little sceptical. And scared. I haven't forgotten what that sip of Listerine was like when I was a kid. I like to live on the edge though so I said they could send me a bottle.

Imagine my surprise when what showed up to my house was a bottle of pretty purple mouthwash. Clearly this was not my grandpa's Listerine! And it does more than just look nice sitting on your bathroom counter. There are six benefits of Listerine Total Care and they are:
1. Helping to prevent cavities
2. Restoring enamel
3. Strengthening teeth
4. Killing bad breath germs
5. Freshening breath
6. Fighting unsightly plaque above the gum line

All that and it tastes good too! There is no burning sensation, just a pleasant tingling. I plan on buying this product again and not just because I like the color.

You can check Listerine.com for more information about Listerine Total Care and the entire Listerine line of products.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Johnson's No More Tears 50th Anniversary

Did you know Johnson's No More Tears has been around for 50 years? I didn't either until I was asked by the good folks at Mom Central to review two Johnson's No More Tears products and to pass the word along about Johnson's 50th anniversary.

The first product I got was Johnson's Baby Bubble Bath & Wash. I have to admit, I like this stuff for Elle because it's nice and gentle on her sensitive skin but I also love it for me. The scent is light and soft whether I use it on Elle or myself we both end up with soft skin. I know it has "baby" in the name but this stuff is nice for anyone. (If you click on the link I posted you can print out a coupon to save a dollar on this product.)

The second product I got was Johnson's Head to Toe Foaming Wash. Elle loved this product. I put a little of the foam in her hands and she loves using it to wash up. This product also has a nice light scent and I have to confess that I've used it myself a time or two. Or ten.

Both of these products work well on Elle who has very dry, sensitive skin. You can click here for more information about these products or about the 50th Anniversary of Johnson's No More Tears.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Frosted Flakes Plant a Seed

I have a confession. I don't understand football. I know that's pretty lame but it gets worse. The only time I watch football is during the Super Bowl. And why do I watch it then? For the exciting game play? The pageantry of the half-time show? They guys in tight pants? No, it's none of those. I watch for the commercials.

One commercial I'll be watching for this year is for the Frosted Flakes Plant a Seed program. The Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Plant a Seed program helps communities maintain their athletic fields so that kids have safe and clean places to play. If you go the website you can preview the commercial (so you can see it without sitting through the pageantry of the half-time show). You can also nominate a athletic field to be a part of the program or help out fields already in the program.

So check it out, it's a great cause!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Park City Mountain Resort

I have a confession. Despite the fact that I lived in Colorado for five years and despite the fact that I now live in the great frozen state of Minnesota, I don't do winter sports. I don't ski, I don't skate, I don't even like to go and get my mail if it's too cold outside. So why am I here today telling you about Park City Mountain Resort? I can give you 5 reasons!

1. Park City Mountain has ski lessons for every age group. Everyone age 3.5 and up can get ski lessons there. You can learn in a group (and I'm sure they make everyone stop laughing at you when you fall a dozen times) or have a private lesson (where only one person laughs at you when you fall a dozen times.)

2. They have an Alpine Coaster. According to the website the coaster sends you "down the mountain on nearly 4,000 feet of curves, bends and loops". Awesome.

3. They have tubing. Tubing is one winter sport I can really get into. Especially when they have a lift to take to you the top of the hill. A sport where I can do nothing but sit in a tube and have fun? Yes thank you!

4. The town of Park City is located just 35 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport and has over 100 bars and restaurants.

5. The town (once home of the winter Olympics) has a fantastic bus system to help you get from place to place.

Still not convinced? Seriously? Even after I told you about the tubing? Ok, then check out The Adventure Blog where you can get all kinds of helpful tips and insight from moms who have visited the Park City Resort before. If you go to the blog now you can enter to win a Family Winter Vacation for four (two adults and two kids, 12 and under) to Park City, Utah, including 3-nights lodging, 4-days of lift tickets and ski/snowboard school for the kids. On second thought, maybe don't go the Adventure Blog. I kind of want to win that vacation myself.

What? I like tubing!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Special K crackers

I was recently sent two boxes of Special K crackers to taste and give my opinion on. Asking me to give my opinion is like asking me to breath. Thanks for asking and all but chances are I'm already doing it anyway. Not that I'm complaining because I got free crackers. So, on with the show.

First up are Special K Snack Crackers in Italian Tomato and Herb. I really liked these crackers. I thought they were hearty and crunchy tasted like tomato soup. Because I can't leave well enough alone I used them with a cream cheese pesto dip and they were delicious. With only 90 calories per serving these would be a good thing to pack in your husband's lunch instead of his usual bag of Cheetos. Not that my husband eats Cheetos every day. Except for how he does.

Next up are Special K Multi Grain Snack Crackers. These crackers have only 90 calories per serving as well. Unless you eat them with a creamy cheddar dip like I did. Although I guess even the the crackers themselves still have only 90 calories per serving. My whole family liked these, even the picky boy child.

In conclusion, Special K snack crackers are good if someone sends them to you for free. They're also pretty good if you pay for them too as evidenced by the fact that my husband bought a box last night. Could the Cheetos affair be ending?

Monday, January 19, 2009


There are a heck of a lot of bottles of medication in my house. Between the four of us we have more than our fair share of prescription and over the counter medications. Every so often a new one gets added to the mix and that's always been a bit of a concern for me. I worry about unsafe drug interactions. Every time Joseph (for example) starts a new medication I have to do a lot of time consuming research which often leads to conflicting information. But all that is ending thanks to Drugs.com.

Drugs.com is the largest and most comprehensive online drug information resource and it's an easy place to keep track of your family's medications in one place. Using their Mednotes program you are able to create a profile for yourself (or for each of your family members) to keep track of all your medication. Mednotes will alert you to any potential unsafe drug interaction. No more research! No more worry!

But that's not all Drugs.come has to offer. Other features include:

  • Quickly identify pills, tablets and capsules using the Drugs.com Pill Identification Wizard.
  • Learn about your pet's medication using Drugs.com veterinary edition.
  • Get accurate, up to date information of prescription medications, over the counter medications and natural remedies.
  • Get daily medical news and the latest pharma industry news.
  • Get information on the newest approved (and even unapproved) medications.

Chances are you've got enough on your plate right now. Let Drugs.com take over some of the worry and work of keeping track you and your family's medications.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Get organized with Cozi

I know how it is. You're busy. Your husband is busy. Your kids are busy. Your dog is busy. You're wondering how to keep track of everything that you all have going on. You're thinking "If only there was a free website that helped me keep track of appointments and lists, coordinate home and work schedules and share favorite memories and photos all in one place!"

If that's what you're thinking then you're lucky that you stumbled across this blog because I'm here to tell you about Cozi.com. Cozi is a free website that helps you organize your life. It can be accessed from your computer or your mobile phone. Here's a sample of what your family's Cozi page might look like:
It's all there. Shopping lists, photos, schedule, messages. What more could you ask for? What's that you say? You want to win an in-home organization makeover? Then Cozi's got you covered there too. Sign up and try Cozi before February 4th and you could win an in-home organization makeover. What's that you say? You want even more? You want someone to get your husband to stop leaving his dirty boxer shorts on the bathroom floor? Err.... I can't help you there. Maybe Cozi 2.0 will have that feature. Even without it though, Cozi is a heck of a website and you should probably check it out.

And if you happen to win that free in-home organizational makeover could you send some help my way? I've got a pile of dirty boxer shorts in the bathroom that could use some sorting.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Crazy good deals from LaneBryant.com

This is not a paid post, just me letting you know about an awesome deal going on right now at Lane Bryant. Right now they're having a big clearance sale with bras that are normally priced as high as $45 marked down to 2 for $20. Now you have to buy two to get the sale price considering that you can get four bras for the price of one that's a pretty good deal. It gets even better though!

If you spend $75 you can enter promo code 050005895 you can get $25 off your order. Now how much you can get for your money depends on what you order but I got six bras and five pairs of panties for about $56. That's too good of a deal to not share!

(The code works on everything else on the site too, not just underwear, not just on clearance stuff.)