Little Passports 6 Month Subscription Giveaway

Little Passports GiveawayHow many times has your child gotten a new toy for Christmas, played with it for a day or two, and then it went to the toy box and never emerged again? This year, we’ve included Little Passports in our holiday gift guide because it’s a gift your child will enjoy month after month and, as a bonus, it’s educational too!

Check it out on page 6 of the ULTIMATE Holiday Gift Guide, as presented by Spit Up is the New Black, Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro.

Little Passports was launched in 2009 by two moms (and best friends) who had a shared vision: inspiring children to learn about the world. At Little Passports, their subscription boxes create those opportunities, and certainly spark the imagination! Their products deliver discovery and adventure to children ages 3-12, and they’ve also built a wonderful community of parents, grandparents and educators that share the same vision.

Little Passports is available in three different age ranges and themes: Early Explorers for ages 3-5, World Edition for ages 6-10, and US Edition for ages 7-12.

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Find out more about Little Passports by visiting the Little Passports website, then follow them on social media too: Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest.

Little Passports Giveaway

One lucky reader is going to win a 6 month subscription to Little Passports in the theme of their choice!

This giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18 years of age and older. It will end on December 9th, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!

Entry Form

Disclosure: Little Passports is responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or YouTube. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.

#EvenThough…I’m Enough! $750+ Giveaway From The Mrs Band

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Mrs Band. I hope it encourages you to remember this holiday season that #EvenThough things might not be perfect, you are enough!

The other day, my coworker came into my office and said, “I know you don’t feed your kids fast food and you’re anti-Barbie…” Wait, hold the phone. I don’t and I am? I found it interesting that based on what I talk about at work (feeding my kids organic this and that and the fact that I’m not a fan of those “fashionista” Barbies, but rather career-focused Barbie like vet Barbie), that I was automatically lumped into a category of non-fast food, non-Barbie mom.

Once I cleared the air, so did she. “Really?” she said. “I’ve always felt so intimidated when talking to you about parenting thinking you only fed your kids organic.” My gosh, that was never my intention to make her, or anyone else, feel bad. In fact, just because I don’t openly talk about our recent trip to Wendy’s, doesn’t mean I’m (1) against it or (2) ashamed. #EvenThough I feel my kids the occasional meal that includes a plastic-wrapped toy, that doesn’t mean that I love my kids any less, nor that I am less of a mother. #ImEnough

So, maybe you’re wondering why I’ve told you my #EvenThough…#ImEnough story. There are so many plates spinning during the holidays that it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re never enough. Mistakes happen, blood pressures rise, things get spilled, balls get dropped…basically, that moment you had planned to go one way turns out the exact opposite. Continue reading

Diono Pacifica Convertible + Booster Car Seat Giveaway

Diono Pacifica Giveaway

It’s the holiday seasons and that means there’s a good chance that you’ll be traveling with your family a lot over the next few weeks! We want your little ones to be safe while you’re on the road, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at Diono to bring you a fantastic giveaway for the Diono Pacifica Convertible + Booster Car Seat! Continue reading

Goodnight Lad Magical Book Review

I received a copy of Goodnight Lad to facilitate this review.

A look at Goodnight Lad Magical Book Could you imagine if your favorite childhood book came to life? Well Brad Grimm, innovator and author of Goodnight Lad, just made that happen with a board book, and app and a little bit of magic!

Have you heard of augmented reality? Working in the tech world, I was introduced to the concept earlier this year, but had yet to experience it firsthand, until I read this book. Augmented reality is when technology is used to enhance one’s perception of reality, like bringing characters to life in the book Goodnight Lad. Continue reading

I Threw My Child a Birthday Party that wasn’t Pinterest-worthy

I’ve partnered with Minute Maid and Socialstars for this sponsored post to help parents realize they’re #DoinGood #minutemaid

Parenting is hard. Kids have tantrums because the cereal ran out, pee their car seats on long drives, and even breakdown in the grocery store for no reason other than they’re “all done.” Becoming a mom myself gave me a renewed sense of empathy. Rather than shame the mom whose baby is crying for 3 hours on the airplane, I now sympathize with her.

Real life family photo

There are so many things to worry about as a parent, and so many times I feel embarrassed because of public tantrums, but at the end of the day, I’m just doing the best I can. Yes, parenting is hard. I stress over everything – from “am I feeding him the right foods” to “am I throwing them the best possible birthday party that she deserves.”

Like Bear’s third birthday party. Continue reading

Joovy #BabyBottleLove Registry Event Giveaway

Joovy Boob Baby Bottle with Nood Review

A few months ago, I shared the Joovy Boob with Naturally Nood with you. After using another brand for 15 months with my daughter and nearly 9 months with my son, we ended up switching to the Boob full-time because we fell in love with these bottles after testing them out this spring. Little Man hated bottles. He would scream when eating, until he tried the Joovy PPSU Boob bottles (with Naturally Nood nipples), which is why I would recommend adding these to your baby registry! Continue reading

Kid-O-Bunk Kid’s Travel Bed Giveaway

sample (Large)This year, Viva Veltoro, Thrifty Nifty Mommy and I are featuring Kid-O-Bunk in our Holiday Gift Guide because they are a game-changer for anyone traveling with kids! Whether you’re going camping, need extra beds at Grandma’s house this holiday season or hosting sleepovers at your home, the kids will always get a comfortable night’s sleep with Kid-O-Bunk by Disc-O-Bed. Continue reading