2016 After The Holidays Shopping Guide

It's 2016!!! Can you believe how fast time flies by? I'm sitting here thinking I can't believe how old my baby girl is already and looking back at pictures from the beginning of last year the Booper looks so little. As we round the corner into this new year a lot of you may have some holiday cash or gift cards to spend. This fun After The Holidays Shopping Guide will direct you to some great gift ideas for things to buy yourself! Visit each post to learn about some hidden treasures on the web or perhaps rediscover one of your favorites! Our After The Holidays Shopping Guide is starting below. 

A Gamer's Dream Skylanders SuperChargers Giveaway

Welcome to the Skylanders SuperChargers giveaway! I've joined forces with The Kids Did It and several other amazing blogs to bring you this fun giveaway. Perfect for a gaming family, this event offers a great prize. Check out Skylanders SuperChargers and enter for a chance to win below. Good Luck!

$100 Instagram Amazon Blast Giveaway

Would you like $100 to spend on Amazon? What would you buy if you won? I know I would be thinking of something for Spring. There are lots of great products for Spring you could even buy flower pots or potting soil! Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Instagram blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. Check out the details and enter below!

Be Well With Playful Pack-up Penny Dolls

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Growing up with a kidney disease I seemed to be sick or in the hospital all the time. There's a lot to be said for being or feeling well. There's nothing worse than being sick as a child except growing up and then seeing your child go through sickness. As a mom I want both of my children to stay well, but when they're not I hope to give them every comfort I can. When I was sick as a child my grandmother would always come to visit me and bring small trinkets or toys that I could play with in bed. One of my favorite gifts was paperdolls because they were small and could sit in a box on my bedside table. HearthSong has lots of great small toys to entertain your child if they happen to get sick. I would have loved their adorable Playful Pack-up Penny Dolls when I was little! 

Jump In Every Puddle With Oakiwear Rain Boots

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The first day of Spring is just around the corner and with it comes lots of rain showers. There is nothing as irresistible to child as a big rain puddle. Jumping into a puddle of rainwater is one of the simple pleasures of childhood! I know the Booper will go out of his way to be able to tread through a puddle in a parking lot. He's been having lots of fun splashing in puddles and squishing through the mud since his new pair of Oakiwear rubber rain boots arrived. He couldn't wait to put them on he was walking around the house with the tags still attached. 

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Book Giveaway

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HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Try New Products For Free With PINCHme

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a product tester? Do you enjoy trying new things? Do your friends constantly ask your opinion on something new before buying it? If you answered yes to any of those questions then you're going to love PINCHme! PINCHme is a monthly subscription site that lets you try products from leading brands, completely for FREE! All they ask is for your feedback on the products. Every month, an amazing range of free samples are released on PINCHme for members to claim. These samples include grocery, baby, pet, beauty, home and personal care. Are you ready to try it? Check out all the details below and get signed up for your first box of goodies to sample!

Keeping It Simple With Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs

Now that I've had our baby girl I don't normally experience bladder leaks, but several moms I'm friends with have confided they have leaks after having their kids. Growing up I loved jumping on our trampoline and I remember laughing when my aunt would say she couldn't jump without peeing her pants. Now that I've had two kids I know exactly what she means! I hate the thought of missing out on things I enjoy for fear of having a bladder leak.

Pinterest Lovers Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Do you love all things Pinterest? Well then you're going to love this event! Follow some awesome trendsetters on Pinterest for a chance to win $100 Amazon Gift Card! I've found lots of great recipe and craft ideas on Pinterest. What was your favorite find? Discover all the details on this giveaway and the entry form below.

Live Better In 2016 With Tropical Smoothie Café

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Are you making changes in your diet for the new year? Perhaps you didn't make resolutions in January, but you've set your goals to make small changes to live a healthier life. That's what I've been doing. I've recently started doing thirty minutes of cardio a day while my baby girl takes her morning nap. Sometimes I'm able to go longer, but even if that's all I can get in I feel accomplished and more vibrant afterwards. Taking that small step towards a healthier me is also a good motivator to make other changes too, such as getting more fruits and veggies in my diet. A delicious way to boost my veggie intake is with a smoothie! Tropical Smoothie Café is pleased to offer some delicious new menu items that I think would make a nice addition to any healthy lifestyle. Don't drool on your keyboard or phone as you read more about the new menu choices below!

Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster Giveaway

Welcome to the Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster Giveaway!
The Booper loves his Hot Wheels and racing. Do you have a little Hot Wheels fan? They're going to love this awesome new Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster from Step2, arriving in early March 2016. Learn more about this fun new play on toy that will keep your thrill seekers happy for hours of fun! Plus enter for a chance to win!

Make Your Pet Happy With Pet Gift Box

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We love our furbaby Luna, she is turning ten years old this year! As an older dog she sometimes gets bored and needs something new to keep her interested in playing. The Booper loves to play with her and feed her treats. Luna doesn't know many tricks, but she's a member of our family and that's enough to want to pamper her. She may not be a young pup anymore, but she was bouncing around when I showed her the box that came with fun stuff just for her! You could see her excitement when I started pulling out the treats and goodies from her very own Pet Gift Box. Find out how to spoil your pet and read more about Pet Gift Box below! 

The Beloved Peanuts Gang Are Back For More Laughs

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Our beloved Peanuts Gang is back and ready to offer more laughs for the whole family. My husband and son love watching Charlie Brown and Snoopy on all their adventures, and they couldn't wait to see the movie in theaters. When they came home they couldn't stop talking about Snoopy and the gang. Now fans of all ages will rejoice as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s THE PEANUTS MOVIE arrives on Digital HD Feb. 12 and Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ & DVD March 8, 2016.  Read more about the movie and enter for a chance to win the Collector's Edition below. 

Dreaming Of Spring With HearthSong

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If you're like me then you're probably already dreaming of Spring! I know I can't wait to go outside without shivering. I've always loved planting and working in my flower beds and when I'm really productive I have a small box garden in the back yard. Last year being pregnant I didn't get out to the back to plant my garden, but we were surprised to have some volunteer tomato plants pop up. They turned out to be the best producing tomatoes we've ever had and I didn't even plant them! Whether we're working in the garden or just playing we love to be outside. There are so many great outdoor products at Hearth Song. Take a peak at three of my outdoor favorites from HearthSong and then enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card below! 

Valentine's Baby Giveaway

Happy Valentine's Day! Is there anything stronger than the love a parent shares with their new baby? I've teamed up with some great parenting blogs to bring you a HUGE giveaway with products to enhance life with your bundle of joy. Learn more about each of these fabulous prizes and enter for a chance to win!

Diono Radian RXT Car Seat Giveaway

With the chilly temperatures outside, most of us are bundled into our winter clothes and snow gear to stay warm. If you have kids, it's pretty likely that at some time or another you've overdressed them to the point where they can't move. Unfortunately, even with the good intentions of keeping our little ones safe, we might be putting them in more danger by combining winter outerwear and car seats.

Handee Bands Offers Fun Fitness For Kids

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If you're the mom of a school aged child then you've probably had conversations about the dreaded "screen time" topic. I don't know a mom who doesn't worry that her kids aren't getting enough physical activity when they can't play outside. I do my best to limit the Booper's time sitting around playing video games. He's always been an active boy, and during the mild days of Summer he'll spend hours running and playing with friends in the yard. The Booper has so much energy, so when he can't get outside to burn it off we now have a fun way to get exercise. Introducing the Handee Band, a fitness kit designed for kids! 

Now and Then: Grab Some #PinkRelief For All Your Belly Aches

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Can you believe it's already 2016? It still blows my mind how fast time flies. My baby girl is three months old and the Booper is about to turn six.  I keep going back and looking at the pictures of him as a baby and while going through old pictures I found some fun ones from way back when I was a kid. Pictured above: that's me on the right being particularly silly while my mom tried to get a picture of us in our sunday best. Reminiscing about how times have really changed from those days, the cost of food, the way we listen to music and the type of music people like. I was certainly a child of the 80's!  I can remember how back then I thought my dad was a super hero. He hardly ever got sick, but when he would have a belly ache he would yell and ask my mom if we had any of the "Pink Stuff" a.k.a. Pepto-Bismol. It took a lot for my dad to admit he wasn't feeling well so it always stood out in my mind. He would take the medicine and soon he would be back to flipping us kids over his shoulder and going for a walk with us down to the creek below our house. Those were simpler times. 

Pediped Children's Shoes Giveaway

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Well as we roll into the second month of this new year (can you believe it?) I find myself looking back at old pictures. I still can't believe how fast time flies and how fast my kids are growing! The Booper is learning how to read! He's about to turn six, but he's moving into size 8 jeans and was needing some new shoes too. When it comes to clothes I'm good about searching for deals and going with the best price, but when I'm buying shoes for my kids I can be a shoe snob. Pediped shoes have been wonderful for our family. Read more about them below and enter for a chance to win a pair for your growing child! 

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