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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Welcome the newest arrival of products from Seventh Generation that are gentle on baby, safe for the planet, and convenient for you, not to mention “Lorax approved!”

In partnership with Universal Studios’ motion picture debut of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax* also known as the “Speaker for the Trees” who brings environmental truth and ecological hope to all, Seventh Generation will feature limited edition Lorax prints on all our diapers and training pants. These prints are intended to remind parents and caregivers of the lessons of The Lorax, and encourage family reading and environmental awareness while creating a few smiles. Discover (or rediscover) Dr. Suess’ The Lorax as you read about his legacy and messages of sustainability with your child, and inspire a new generation of environmentalists starting with your family!

The Seventh Generation family of Free & Clear baby products continues to deliver on your needs as it expands in March, with the addition of NEW Overnight Diapers. Moreover, Free & Clear diapers have been redesigned with new, improved tabs for better fit while Free and Clear training pants now have an absorbent core that is made with more renewable materials.

Be among the first to try these new products before they hit store shelves and rest assured that with every Seventh Generation purchase you’re helping to protect the planet for future generations!

NEW Overnight Diapers are absorbent enough to keep your baby and bedding dry through the night or during prolonged travel
Free & Clear diapers have improved more flexible tabs that provide even better fit
Free & Clear training pants have an absorbent core made with more renewable, plant-based materials. They also feature stretchy, tear away side panels for a better fit and added convenience, as well as inner leak barriers for superior leakage protection
Seventh Generation Free & Clear baby care products do not contain chlorine, fragrance, petroleum-based lotions or latex, and all Free & Clear products are also hypo-allergenic
Starting March 2, you can register for a free The Lorax scrapbook with the purchase of any three Free & Clear diaper products, until supplies last
*The movie Dr. Seuss' The Lorax © 2012 Universal Studios debuts in theaters this March. Based on The Lorax book and characters ™ & © 1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.

Now, i have been a fan of Seventh Generation for a long time. When i dont have any cloth diapers on my baby, you can be sure she is in Seventh Generation. It feels good to know that my baby isnt sitting in horrible chemicals.

Here is your chance to win your own Lorax approved prize pack!

Baby Basics Month 11

I still cant believe that my little baby is going to be a year old in a month! She has grown and learned so much in such a little time. Lets see
- she can crawl
- she can CRUISE
- plays peekaboo (by covering her ears instead of her eyes)
- sleeps great
- can say mommy, daddy, night night, and can call her brothers name

she weighs 18lb 11oz. I have no idea her height. She is now a big girl riding in her convertable car seat. she plays content alone. She is such a great little girl that is awlays smiling.


I have 3 NEW winners to Announce!

First off, for the Formula Package- Keri

For the Star Wars PAckage - Milena

And for the awsome Sams Club Baby giftcards - Jessie

I will contact all of you and CONGRATS!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Big G and Stars War join Forces

What’s better than watching the epic first episode of the Star Wars Saga? Watching it in 3D with your fellow Jedis, of course! From the thrilling Podraces to the final lightsaber battle, you can enjoy Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace like you never have before. This February, General Mills Big G cereals want to help celebrate the 3D launch by featuring collectable Star Wars pens in-pack of participating cereals.

Collect all eight exclusive Star Wars pens that feature iconic Episode I characters including: Anakin Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, Queen Amidala, Yoda, R2D2, C3PO, Jar Jar Binks and Darth Maul
Participating Big G cereals include Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (12.8 oz.), Lucky Charms®(11.5 oz.), Reese’s® Puffs (13 oz.), Cheerios® (14 oz.), and Cookie Crisp® (11.25 oz)
In theaters February 10, 2012 you can catch all the action and adventure and relive how the saga began in eye-popping 3D
You won’t have to go to a galaxy far, far away to bring the force to your breakfast table. Simply purchase any participating Big G cereal and begin your search for all eight collectable pens! Each Big G cereal is made with whole grain and is an excellent source of calcium, so your younglings will have everything they need to start the day off right!

Check out the Star Wars Trailer HERE

“Disclosure: Prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Perrigo Nutritionals Review and Giveaway

A recent study* shows that only 30% of moms are willing to buy store brand products for their babies, but did you know that all infant formulas made in the United States must provide complete nutrition for growing babies and meet FDA requirements for safety, nutrition, and quality? In fact, store brand infant formulas are nutritionally equivalent to similar national formula brands such as Enfamil or Similac, but cost half the price, which can save you about $600 a year.

Outlined below are intriguing statistics generated from a recent study* conducted among new moms like yourself:

Baby-related advertisements strike an emotional chord with moms – nearly one in four feel overwhelmed (23%) and one in five feel anxious (20%) or confused (20%)
53% of moms admit thoughts of their baby product budget plague them on a daily basis
37% of moms feel guilty if they cannot afford a specific product for their babies
Moms are willing to purchase store brand over the counter medicine for their baby (42%) and store brand pharmaceuticals (44%), but only 21% of moms are willing to buy store brand infant formula.
Perrigo Nutritionals store brand infant formulas, available at retailers, such as Walmart (Parent’s Choice), Target (Up & Up), Kroger (Comforts) and Sam’s Club (Simply Right), adhere to the highest quality standards, so you can feel confident that you have made a smart choice for your baby and save money for the family. But you don’t have to take our word for it, click here to hear about the benefits of store brand formula from one of the country’s leading pediatricians, Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg.

*All results are taken from the Perrigo Nutritionals “Brand” New Mom Study

I am a current breasfeeding and will always say that breastfeeding is best for mom and baby. There are situations that come in life and breastfeeding isnt going to be an option. It is nice to know that there is affordable alternative for parents.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

$10 Sam’s Club® Gift Card Offer PLUS $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

For a limited time, from February 1–29, 2012, you can get a $10 Sam’s Club Gift Card when you purchase any two of the following baby items at Sam’s Club:

• Pampers® Swaddlers® or Pampers Cruisers® Diapers
• Pampers SoftCare Scented Baby Wipes
• Similac® Advance® Powder or Similac Sensitive® Powder
• Dreft® Liquid Laundry Detergent

With this offer, you can stock up on items that you use every day for your baby AND get $10 to spend on your next purchase of diapers or formula. By buying in bulk, you save time shopping, and with this offer, you save money. That means you can afford to give your baby quality products and a little more mommy time.

For more offer details, visit The purchase must be made in one visit, and online request must be submitted by March 14, 2012.

$25 Gift Card Giveaway

In addition to the great savings at Sam’s Club, I have a giveaway just for you! One lucky blog follower will win $25 in Sam’s Club Gift Cards.

To enter, become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling one of your Mom-savvy ways to save money.

For additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
• Become a fan on my Facebook page.
• Follow me on Twitter.
• Tweet, blog, Facebook, etc. this giveaway (comment once for each).

The winner will be drawn on Saturday, February 25 by and will be announced on a blog post that same day. U.S. residents only.

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this information prize pack and giveaway are provided by Sam's Club and P&G through MyBlogSpot

Sams Club Return to 'school

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to forget about the work that goes into getting the kids prepped for return-to-school. Sam’s Club is here to help and to remind you to continue collecting Box Tops to help your school of choice. Sam’s Club and Box Tops for Education want to make your life as easy as possible heading into the New Year with return-to-school deals and promotions!

While purchasing some of your favorite General Mills brands you can also earn more cash for your local school with the Sam’s Club “6 Box Tops on a Pack” promotion

At least 6 Bonus Box Tops will be located on your favorite return-to-school brands such as Nature Valley Oats 'N Honey Crunchy Granola Bars, Yoplait and Progresso

From groceries to computers to notebooks, Sam’s Club makes shopping for all of your return-to-school needs simple
This January, be sure to visit your local Sam’s Club to find all your return-to-school necessities. To learn more about the Box Tops for Education Program and how you can help contribute to your school, visit