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5 New Mama Freebies You’ve Never Heard About

the best Freebies for new moms - the very best freebies (not coupons). This list includes things I had never heard of before!
This entry is part 28 of 32 in the series Baby Days

I am not crazy, I LOVE a good deal!  Who doesn’t?  And right now it is a great time to be a new mom because there are a TON of new mama freebies to be had!  Lots of companies want to congratulate you on your status as a new mom.  And they want you as a new (and loyal) customer.  So, they are offering lots of great things just for being you!  But not all the freebies/deals are all that great.

Here’s a rundown of the really great ones.  The ones I think are really worth your time.  And just so you know, most of them involve paying shipping and handling for the product (you know what they say about no free rides).  These freebies are ones I haven’t seen on the myriad lists of new mom freebies and giveaways.  And my list is not a bunch of coupons you don’t have time to cut or the ability to remember to bring to the store.  Continue Reading

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Try a2 Milk FREE (& win a trip Down Under)!

This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.  I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

You know all those unique phrases you hear only in specific places?  In the South, you hear, “Well, bless his heart.”  In the Boston area, you hear, “Wicked” attached to almost anything. And in the Land Down Under, you hear, “Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie.”  Which gets me thinking what other phrases you only hear in Australia.  So, I looked up an Australian phrase book and had a good laugh over some of the things they say.

My absolute favorite one has to be “Technicolor yawn.”

What do you think it is?

I’ll give you some hints in this short story:

“I tend to have this problem after drinking regular cow’s milk.  So I am now trying out a new all natural milk to help with the tummy troubles that accompany drinking milk (and milk-based drinks, like milkshakes), called a2 Milk®.  So far, it has made it possible for me to drink milk again without feeling sick afterwards.”

Do you have a guess? Continue Reading

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Where to Shop for Husbands & Dads

My husband is the easier of the two of us to shop for.  He keeps a running list of wants and is willing to share it with anyone who asks, “What do you want for ____?”  No matter the occasion, it is easy to find something I know he will love.  And for that I am truly thankful.  BUT, I like to think of something he hasn’t thought of to give him on his birthday and for Father’s Day – just to surprise him.  It takes a lot more thought than just checking his list and picking something I know (and he knows) he wants.  So, I like to pay attention to the websites he talks about.  The ones where he actually finds things that he likes.  And I thought I would share them with you so you can get your husband or your dad some really neat stuff for birthdays, Father’s Days, and other special holidays. Continue Reading

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The new Starbucks Rewards, the changes & how they affect you

a quick analysis of the changes to the Starbucks Rewards program scheduled to take effect in April 2016.

Did you hear the news?  The earth-shaking, world-rocking news that will change your life forever?  You know…that Starbucks is changing their beloved Rewards program.  And let me tell you, at first, I was extremely wary.  The rewards program has been very, very good to me.  Or, I have been very, very good to it.  Alright, it is a mutually beneficial relationship.  So, when I first heard the news I was a little beside myself, quickly looking up all I could to get the lowdown on how this would affect my life.  And since I know you are worried, too; I thought I would give you the lowdown on the changes to Starbucks Rewards program. Continue Reading

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How to Save Up for Big Purchases FAST!

a super simple way to save up for big purchases

Do you ever just get a hankering for something new?  Something shiny?  Something with lots of bells and whistles?  And then you look at the price tag for that shiny, new thing and you think, “Well, that is definitely not in the budget for this month (or any month for that matter)!”  I have a tendency to love the items in my home well, to work with the quirks they develop as they get older.  To consider the scratches and dents they get to be signs of good use in a home with lots of small children.  But every now and then, I start to think, “Man it would be nice to purchase a NEW one of those!”  And most of the time the items I am hoping to purchase are just not in the budget.  So, I came up with a way to save up for big purchases.  And it has surprised me just how FAST I have been able to get those much wanted new items. Continue Reading

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Soy un amante de la uva – Grapes from Mexico

Enter win prizes from Grapes from Mexico

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Grapes from Mexico.  I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

I am a grape lover!  And I have a kid who is, too!  It all started back the day I was born.  My mom says I was so purple, I looked like a grape!

Well, now we have even more reason to be grape lovers (and in Spanish) because we are getting grapes at the peak of the season from Mexico.  They make a wonderful snack for W, our household grape gobbler, because she can eat as many as she likes at under 100 calories per serving size – not to mention the great health benefits: Hello, antioxidants!  We love to have them out of the fridge because they are best cold and fresh.  The grapes from Mexico are packaged and shipped within 24 hours of being picked, so we get them at the perfect ripeness! Continue Reading

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