Sunday, March 31, 2013

Exhaustion

So many pregnant women become thankful for that burst of energy after that first trimester dragging.... I must say, I'd love to be one of those women. The first time around, I was that woman. So thankful I had energy and could do things.

This time around, not quite as lucky. Don't get me wrong, I would be thankful for that energy if I had it... but I simply don't. It's like a never-ending first trimester in terms of exhaustion. The morning sickness seems to finally have died down, last surfacing early in February (despite me being 20w pregnant). I have a feeling that means it could come back, but I remain hopeful that it is random and not a constant.

Everything about this pregnancy with Squiggle is so different from when I carried Bobble. Morning sickness, continual exhaustion... then again, I'm certain having a toddler this time around doesn't make the exhaustion part any easier! You know I'[m exhausted when I have literally 3 diapers stuffed and ready to use for Bobble, but 3 loads ready to be stuffed and one in the wash. (Yes, I have a lot of diapers). I enjoy diaper laundry... I just don't feel up to doing ANYTHING... except sleep. Oh, and maybe sleep some more. Did I mention sleep?

I guess I just wanted to post an entry to let you all know what was going on over here. I'm still truckin' along on some reviews, and I have an (Un)Babyshower for you all in May! Instead of me getting presents, I'll be giving reviews of products and YOU can win the presents!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day and enjoying their spring thus far!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Woolino Baby Sleep Giveaway




Do you ever wish there was material for baby wear that would keep baby dry, warm in cold weather, cool in hot weather, naturally breathable, without chemicals, and easy to care for? I'm here to tell you that merino wool is all of the above! It's really a miracle material that's perfect year round for everyone, but especially for kids.    

Woolino merino baby sleep sacks have a host of amazing features. It is perfect at home or on the go and fits into a compact pouch. Strategically placed snaps make the size adjustable and diaper changes easy. Your baby will be comfortable in a Woolino 4 Season baby sleeping bag in temperatures ranging from 63 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes with a travel bag, room thermometer, and it is in a plastic-free, ready-to-gift package!

The merino baby swaddle blanket and hat are great for those first three months before your baby fits into a merino baby sleep bag. Babies have a limited ability to regulate their own body temperature, the merino wool swaddle will keep your baby comfortable and snug from birth.

Our Favorite Features of Woolino Merino Wool: 
  • Naturally anti-microbial, anti-fungal
  • Naturally fire resistant without the use of harsh chemicals
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Sustainable, 100% natural Australian merino wool
  • Machine washable
  • Super soft on baby's skin
Our Favorite Features of the Woolino Baby and Toddler Sleep Sacks
  • Available in two sizes, 3 to 24 months and 2T to 4T
  • Seat belt slot for easy transfer from car to crib
  • GOTS certified organic cotton outer

Our Favorite Features of the Woolino Newborn Swaddle/Blanket: 
  • Large square size, 90 by 90 cm
  • Comes with matching newborn hat and swaddling instructions
  • Naturally stretchier, easier to wrap, and stays in place
  • Unlike shaped swaddles that are quickly outgrown, the wrap can be used as a stroller blanket, in the car, as a nursing cover, sun shade, etc. 
Purchase: The 2013 Collection Woolino 4 Season Baby Sleep Bags retail for $119 (baby) to $139 (toddler) each, you can purchase it on the Woolino website. The swaddle set retails for $69. The Woolino products are also available on Amazon and select retailers across U.S. and Canada. 

Win One! Woolino is blessing one of you with a 2013 Collection Woolino 4 Season Baby Sleep Bag in your choice of size/color AND another winner will receive the Newborn Swaddle Set.

Special thanks to AnaB Social for hosting this giveaway. Huge thanks to all participating bloggers as well! Giveaway ends April 23rd at  11:59 pm, open to U.S. and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Thank you!


Disclaimer: Thoughts Of Fluff was not compensated for this post. AnaB Social and participating event bloggers are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Into Green Mother's Organic Giveaway!

Welcome to the Spring Into Green Mothers Organic Giveaway!

I've teamed up with Eco-Crazy Mom ,and an amazing group of bloggers, to celebrate the grand opening of the Mothers Organic store, and bring you the chance to win a fantastic prize pack valued at $375.00!
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Come check out the Mothers Organic Grand Opening March 25, 2013!

The Mothers Organic motto is simple: happy shopping for the everyday eco-mama. Why? Because we've all been there before. Confused by labels and not knowing which products were safe for our kids. Overwhelmed with information. That's why eco mama Kelly McKnight and her husband created Mothers Organic. They wanted to make it easy for moms to find a variety of safe, tried and true eco-friendly products in one convenient place. Every product at Mothers Organic has been hand picked and carefully reviewed by Kelly and her team of eco mamas with the belief that if it's not good enough for their family, it's certainly not good enough for yours. Finally, a place where moms can shop with confidence - we invite you to give it a try!
Shop their amazing selection of stainless steel baby bottles and sippy cups. Check out their line of Melissa & Doug puzzles and toys for babies and toddlers. Stock up on your nursery layette - complete with swaddle blankets and bunting. At Mothers Organic you'll find a great selection of natural bath and skin care, organic apparel, health care essentials and much more.
Shop now and save with free shipping on all orders over $75!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

One lucky eco mama will win this awesome Mothers Organic prize pack worth $375.00:

Boba Carrier ($120.00 RV) Green Toys bundle ($70.00 RV) Kid Basix Safe Sippy 2 ($15.00 RV) In2green Eco friendly baby & kids blanket ($70.00 RV) Seventh Generation bundle ($100.00 RV)
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

The NEW and IMPROVED Earth's Best Oatmeal!

A while back, I posted a review about Earth's Best Organic Yummy Tummy Oatmeal. Bobble loved it, and I was known to eat a bite here or there myself! I loved that it contained no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives in them, and each serving contains 30 grams of whole grain... but that number is off now.

Earth's Best has improved their already awesome Yummy Tummy Instant Oatmeal to now contain 31g of whole grains, and has been reformulated with 25% more fiber and 25% less sugar than before! How fantastic is that?!

Check out my review (above), and look for both Maple & Brown Sugar or Apples & Cinnamon flavours at your favorite Earth's Best Retailer!

Disclosure: I receive sample(s) for the purpose of testing and review, but this did not sway my opinion on the products. These opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.

Is your baby a #babyfoodie ?

So many of us spend much of our day taking numerous photos of our little ones to share with family and friends; especially during mealtime (don’t they look so cute?). That’s why Earth’s Best created the #BabyFoodie competition on Instagram!

The steps to compete are simple:
1. Download the Instagram app for your iPhone or Android
2. Take a picture of your baby eating their yummy Earth’s Best Organic meals
3. Choose an Instagram filter

4. Enter the hash tag #BabyFoodie in the comments section.

Earth’s Best will comment from their Instagram profile to notify you and your baby if they’ve been
selected as the #BabyFoodie of the month. As the winner, your photo will be featured on the Earth’sBest Facebook page, you will receive a 2 weeks supply of Earth’s Best products (retail value $50) and receive a free 8x8 Shutterfly Photo Book.

Put all of those adorable photos of your child to good use and sign up today!


Blogger Opportunity: Mother Knows Breast

There is an event starting in April that is all about breastfeeding, and you can join in the fun! Enter the free blogger event from Teen Toddler Newborn!It features all the products you will need as a breastfeeding mama!

To learn more about this event and how you can participate plus click HERE.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Little Me, BIG Event

Good luck, readers!

 MBP
Multiple birth is a joyous occasion that is understood and cherished by Little Me. Understanding that expecting a multiple birth is both a magical and a worrisome time in your life; they would like to help you focus on the double, triple, quadruple… adorable smiles and giggles you’ll have coming to you times many!
Little Me is offering a “Welcome to the World” gift after your multiple child birth. To receive your free gift please register for the Multiple Birth Program.
Enjoy!

Welcome to the BIG Little Me Giveaway!

Sponsored by Little Me - Organized by Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize $250 Little Me Gift Certificate

Five winners will receive a $100 Little Me Gift Certificate

Twenty winners will receive a $50 Little Me Gift Certificate

Giveaway ends April 15th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Thoughts Of Fluff is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bloggers wanted! Little Me Giveaway Event

Bloggers wanted for the Little Me Giveaway Event! Sign up below, and don't forget to say I referred you! :)





Little Me Giveaway Event

Announcing the Multiple Birth Program
Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Prizes:
$250 Grand Prize
Five winners - $100
Twenty winners - $50
Event dates: 3/18-4/15

SIGN-UP HERE