Last Minute Online Holiday Shopping Secrets

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Last Minute Online Holiday Shopping Secrets | Spit Up is the New Black

So Christmas is a week away and time has slipped by. We all get sidetracked, especially during this time of year. As a mom, I fully understand the convenience of shopping online rather in store (I really didn’t get the idea of online shopping until I tried shopping with a toddler). So what’s a mom to do when shipping cutoffs are approaching and you need to get gifts for under the tree? Continue reading

Netflix One-Year Subscription Giveaway

Home-for-the-holidays-giveawayWelcome to the Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! We are right in the middle of the Holiday Season – stockings are hung by the fireplace and the smell of an evergreen fills your home. I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers that want to fill your home with even more! We’re each hosting giveaways for items for your home – whether it’s decorative gifts or appliances, each blogger has something different! Don’t miss the amazing Grand Prize – a $150 Gift Card to The Ultimate Green Store.

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Boogie Wipes and Kandoo Prize Pack + $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway 12/19

I’ve teamed up with Boogie Wipes and Kandoo to spread the word about two great products and to offer you a chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card!

Whether you’re looking to fill stockings or just want to stock up for cold and flu season, these two products will have your kids begging to blow their noses and wash their hands (and they’re on Rollback at Walmart now)! Continue reading

Time for a Toddler Pillow: Naturepedic Junior PLA Pillow Review

I received no compensation for the following review other than a free sample of the product from Naturepedic.

Until recently, my 2-year-old refused to sleep with a pillow. She went from sleeping in a bare crib to sleeping in a bare toddler bed. I assumed that she would want to sleep with bedding once transitioning to a big girl bed, but that wasn’t the case. She had come to know, and love, sleeping without a blanket or pillow. Continue reading

The Effects of Suicide: Five Years Later

Today is a day that I rarely speak of. It’s one that still haunts me, even five years later. Five years ago today, a policeman came to our house just as the sun set. I was out getting our Christmas card pictures printed and my husband answered the door. What followed changed our lives forever.

My husband called my cell phone, “I need you to come home now.” “What? Why?” “Just come home.”

As I drove home, those five minutes felt like an eternity. A million thoughts raced through my head, of course automatically thinking the worst. Please don’t tell me he died. I just drove. Continue reading

Elks & Angels and aden + anais Baby’s First Giveaway 12/18 #SantasHelper *Closed*

Santas Helper Giveaway aden+anais elk and angels baby

Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! We all know that everyone could use a little help around the holidays, so for this event, I’ve teamed up with more of your favorite bloggers to be your Santa’s Little Helper. We’re giving away family-friendly prizes that kids of all ages would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself – so hop around to all the blogs on the linky at the bottom of this post. Continue reading

Tips for Preparing Your Toddler to Visit Santa

The visit. It happens twice a year. Once with a giant bunny; the other with a plump man hidden behind white facial fluff, draped in red velvet. I’d be scared too.

Knowing that a 2-year-old may not be the most receptive to either of these visits, my husband and I spent the past few weeks preparing her to meet the man from the North Pole. After all, we didn’t want a repeat of last year…

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