Tuesday

Mommy Parties Pregnancy 2.0

I can't begin to tell you how lucky I was to be chosen to participate in Mommy Parties sponsored by Pregnancy 2.0. I just had my third baby a short 8 months ago and with each child it was a brand new experience. Even though my kids are close in age there was always the newest product, gadget or toy with each one of them. One of the great parts of the Pregnancy 2.0 review was that there were product brands I already knew and loved as well as new ones I've learned about and love.

My review products included:
Baby Plus PreNatal Educational System
Britax Baby Carrier and Seat Extender Insert
Britax B-Agile Stroller
Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat
Rashti & Rashti Snuggle Buddies
Kid's Spry Products
Diaper Bag

So I invited several of my new and expecting mommy friends over for a little brunch and fun. I brought out all of the products for everyone to try out. There was a lot of 'ooooohhhh' and 'ahhhhh-ing'. One of my favorite products is the Britax B-Agile Stroller. I've been through several styles and brands of strollers over the past few years and I can honestly say this is definitely my favorite one I've owned! I loved how lightweight this stroller is at only 16.5 lbs. I can easily pick it up and put it in the back of my SUV with one hand. The seat reclines all the way down so Baby M can easily nap in it. Like most strollers the basket underneath isn't huge but it's open on all sides and not blocked by a bar or anything so it can hold larger bags. There is also an additional large zippered pocket attached to the back. The stroller maneuvers around smoothly which has helped a lot when L wants to be held while I'm pushing Baby M around. It also comes with a large canopy to block the sun. My biggest con would be no cup holders. But I think that's a con with many strollers. Cup holders are usually an additional cost.


The Britax Baby Carrier had something I hadn't seen before...a seat extender insert. This is used with the Britax Baby Carrier once the infant insert is not longer needed. It allows growing children to sit comfortably in the carrier facing inward which is a natural position rather than facing outward. Baby M is a total snuggler so he loves this position! Another favorite perk about this baby carrier is that it includes a burp cloth cover! I loved this because my old carrier never had one and all my babies love to suck and chew on the edge of the dirty carrier. This removable burp cloth makes it easy to wash over and over again.

BabyPlus sent a Prenatal Education System. I've always heard playing music for baby in the womb is supposed to help make them smarter but I hadn't heard of an actual prenatal education system before. "BabyPlus is designed to strengthen your baby's development with patented, scientifically designed audio lessons". BabyPlus parents have reported their babies at birth and infancy more readily nurse, have an increased ability to self-soothe, are more active and responsive and are more relaxed and alert at birth. I picked a name out of a hat and my sweet friend Sarah won the BabyPlus Prenatal Education System. She's due with baby number 3 early next year!

Rashti & Rashti makes a line of Snuggle Buddies that are just adorable! They are a security blanket and toy all in one. Each toy is a cute animal, monster, or doll. The body is a soft snugly blanket. Snuggle Buddies are small enough for baby to take anywhere. There is also a rattle that adds to baby's stimulation. Look at how cute Baby C was with her Snuggle Buddy.

The party continued at home as each guest received a fun goody bag filled with products from Spry including their gum, saline nasal spray with xylitol, tooth gel and coupons. There was also information, coupons and discounts from BabyPlus and Britax

I just want to say a big thank you to Mommy Parties sponsored by Pregnancy 2.0 and all of the companies who participated.

I received these products free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.


Thursday

Green Giant Fresh Steamers Review & GIVEAWAY



When coming up with dinner ideas I usually get stumped with matching side dishes. I always make sure to have at least one vegetable with every dinner. If my kids could have it their way, they would be on a pasta diet. Pasta is the one thing I can always get my kids to eat no matter what.

Green Giant is introducing a few new pasta and vegetables in savory sauce to their line of Fresh Steamers. I'm already a fan of their Fresh Steamers so I was excited to hear about their news.

New Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables with Pasta varieties include:

Macaroni and Cheese Sauce with Broccoli - classic elbow pasta and broccoli in a mouth watering cheese sauce

Pasta and Vegetables with Alfredo Sauce - delicious corkscrew pasta with carrots and broccoli in a savory Alfredo sauce

I received a fun prize pack to try out Green Giant's new line.


Any mother knows how much kids love mac & cheese so the Mac & Cheese with Broccoli was my pick. I love how convenient these dishes are. Just pop the whole bag in the microwave and you're done! The pasta was done just right, not mushy at all. The broccoli was tender, just the way we like it. The creamy cheese sauce was the perfect amount to cover everything. The best part of all...my kids loved it!

Do you want to WIN your own prize pack just like mine?? It will include 2 Green Giant placemats, 1 Broccoli stress reliever, 32 oz. serving bowl, surprise face serving spoon and a coupon for 1 free package of Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers.

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Tell me which flavor you want to try the most!

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Leave your comment by December 17th, 11:59 pm EST. One random Oh My Baby reader will be chosen and have 48 hours to respond. U.S. addresses only please. Good Luck!

Disclosure: Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Monday

New Personalized Baby Blankets

Just in time for the holiday season, Oh My Baby is so excited to announce our new baby blankets! We've decided to change our original wonderful baby blankets with new softer, thicker and more snuggable personalized baby blankets. We've already tested them out and they sew beautifully. Our new blankets are made of luxurious ultra fine microfiber with a matching satin trim. They are super soft to the touch and perfect for baby!


Don't forget to check out many of our other products like personalized burp cloths





















Personalized Onesies
Make sure you check back soon too because we have several new items we will be announcing over the next few weeks.

Wednesday

Mighty Tea Leaf Review & GIVEAWAY


Iced tea is one of my favorite drinks so I was excited to have a chance to review a variety of iced tea flavors from Mighty Leaf tea.

Mighty Leaf Tea is pleased to launch its new and all natural Mighty Leaf® Iced Teas. Containing hand-blended, whole-leaf teas, luscious fruits, and aromatic herbs, Mighty Leaf’s eco-friendly Iced Tea Pouches brew half-gallon pitchers of thirst-quenching iced tea in minutes.

I received their Organic Black, Calypso Mango, Sunburst Green Tea, Ginger Peach and a several sample packs. The names alone sound so refreshing! The teas were so easy to make. Add a tea pouch to a pitcher with 32 oz of water and seep for a few minutes and then add ice. I happen to have an ice tea maker so I just popped in a tea pouch and walked away. The Sunburst Green Tea was my favorite, so light and refreshing. I really liked how each flavor is labeled Caffeine, Light Caffeine and Caffeine Free. It makes it easy to know what tea not to drink after 7pm so I'm not up all night staring at the ceiling ha!


Mighty Tea Leaf is offering 1 lucky Oh My Baby reader their own prize pack that includes each of their new iced teas and a Bodum Iced Tea Pitcher. This is a $75.00 value! One random Oh My Baby reader will be chosen and have 48 hours to respond. Leave your comment by 11:59 pm EST on Dec 7th. U. S. residents only please. Good Luck!

If you don't want to wait until the contest ends, Mighty Leaf Tea is offering 15% off anything at their site. Simply enter code SUMMERTEA15.

To Enter: (this is mandatory)

Visit Mighty Tea Leaf and tell me what your favorite tea flavor is (doesn't have to be one of their iced tea flavors)

For Extra Entries:
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- Help spread the word using @mightyleaf and leave me the link
- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry per giveaway)

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Fill in the Blankie Review & GIVEAWAY

Baby blankets are a necessity for every baby. I have dozens of blankets for each of my kids. All kinds of designs, styles, materials and colors. When I was asked about reviewing a blanket from Fill in the Blankie I knew these were a different kind of personalized baby blankets.

Fill in the Blankie aren't you're ordinary personalized blankets because you make it truly unique. There are 39 blanket styles/colors, 27 fonts and 18 thread colors to choose from. The best part of it all, you have up to 200 characters to to say what you really want to say. Fully embroidered blankets start at just $39.


I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review a personalized blanket. I chose the Natalie's on Cloud Nine blanket in Honeydew Melon with turquoise thread. On one side I put Baby M's birth date, time and weight. The other three sides fit one of my favorite quotes "Before you were conceived, I wanted you...". When the blanket arrived it was better than I expected. This is a real quality made blanket. It's thick and soft to the touch. The embroidery is just beautiful.
We've taken this blanket out and about with us. It's been dropped, dragged, run over and washed...you know the typically wear and tear of little kids. Everything about this blanket has held up and still looks wonderful. For an extra special touch you can also choose a sew cute icon or a Pig in a Blankie to go along with your blanket. If you need ideas on what to put on your blanket they offer text suggestions for personalizing your baby blanket.

Want to WIN your own Fill in the Blankie?? One random Oh My Baby reader will receive a digital gift card worth $150 to create your own special blanket! Leave your comment by November 17th. Winner will have 48 hours to respond. Good Luck!

To Enter: (this is mandatory)
Visit Fill in the Blankie and leave me a comment telling me your favorite blanket, thread and what you would have embroidered on your blanket.

For Extra Entries:
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- Help spread the word about this giveaway
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I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Tuesday

Star Wars, General Mills and Walmart...plus a GIVEAWAY!


To honor the new release of Star Wars The Complete Saga on Blu-ray disc select General Mills cereals will feature a limited edition Star Wars good versus evil image on their packaging. When combined these cereal boxes create a full panoramic poster featuring characters like Darth Vadar™, Luke Skywalker™, Han Solo™, Princess Leia™ and more.

Exclusively at Walmart, look for specially marked boxes of Big G cereals, including Honey Nut Cheerios®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, and Lucky Charms®. This will mark the first time ever that the full Saga is available in one complete collection, the 9-disc STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA will be available on Blu-ray September 16th, courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.



One lucky Oh My Baby winner will WIN a prize pack including

One box of each of the following cereals to form their own Star Wars panoramic poster:
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Lucky Charms
$25 Walmart gift card

Please leave your comments no later than 11:59pm EST on November 1, 2011. One random winner will be chosen and have 48 hours to respond.

To Enter: (this is mandatory)
Visit the WholeGrainNation website tell me what your favorite General Mills cereal is

For Extra Entries:
- Like Walmart's Facebook page (2 Extra)
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- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry per giveaway)
- Help spread the word about this giveaway. I you tweet about it make sure to include hashtag #MyBlogSpark


I received these products free of charge from General Mills through Myblogspark. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in anyway.

Thursday

Free Ecards and Amazon GC Giveaway

I can't believe it's already October! Halloween is such a fun time for adults and kids alike. Things get busy but I always try to remember to wish everyone a Happy Halloween. My family is all over the country and we are so thankful for the technology these days to keep in touch. A great way to wish everyone near and far a Happy Halloween is by sending free ecards from GotFreeCards. They have ecards for every holiday and occasion including free Halloween ecards which are perfect to send to my nieces and nephews.

GotFreeCards wants you to check out their lines of free ecards and are offering one Oh My Baby reader a $15 Amazon Gift Card. Just leave your comment by October 24th. One random winner will be chosen and have 48 hours to respond. Good Luck!

To Enter: (this is mandatory)
Visit GotFreeCards and tell me what your favorite ecard is

For Extra Entries:
- Publicly follow Oh My Baby (2 extra)
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- Help spread the word and send me the link
- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry per giveaway)

Monday

Seventh Generation Diapers Review & Giveaway

Seventh Generation has recently re-launched their Free & Clear Diapers and we were lucky to try them!

Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers do not include chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions. In an effort to contribute less overall landfill waste and continue to ensure a premium standard of absorbency, the new Free & Clear diapers have been redesigned with a lighter-weight core. With processed chlorine-free wood pulp in Free & Clear diapers, Seventh Generation also makes certain that no chlorine is released into the environment during the totally chlorine-free (TCF) whitening process of the diapers and training pants.

Seventh Generation has also reduced the size of the diapers’ plastic packaging, meaning that each pack now contributes even less overall landfill waste than before. In fact, Seventh Generation Free & Clear diaper packaging can now be recycled at local supermarkets where plastic bag recycling collection boxes are available.

We received a pack of Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers to try. As a mother of 3, two of who are still in diapers I have tried several different brands and varieties of diapers. At first glance, the diapers look a little boring. They are an ivory colored diaper with no fun cartoon designs that other brands have. L noticed right away they looked different from his regular diapers. I have to say that was basically the only downfall to the diapers for us. I had never used Seventh Generation brand diapers before but they held up well for L throughout the day. They were absorbent and we didn't have any leaks. They didn't bulge up when wet either. It's a nice plus knowing they are better for the environment because like I said before I have 2 kids in diapers and that really takes my fair share of waste.

One Oh My Baby reader will WIN their own pack of Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers to try. Simply leave your comments by Thursday, September 29th. One random winner will be chosen. US addresses only please. Good Luck!

To Enter: (this is mandatory)
Visit Seventh Generation and tell me what you love about their new Free & Clear diapers.

For Extra Entries:
- Publicly follow Oh My Baby (2 extra)
- Like Seventh Generation on Facebook (2 extra)
- Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter
- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry per giveaway)

I received this product free of charge from Seventh Generation and MyBlogSpark for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Wednesday

Kidz Bop 20 Review & GIVEAWAY

Kidz Bop, the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12, is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary with the release of Kidz Bop 20!

We've seen the commercials for Kidz Bop 20 all over the TV and everytime we do J and L go crazy dancing to all of the songs. They were so excited to receive a review copy of Kidz Bop 20 and it came just in time for our long car ride to the beach.

Kidz Bop are CD's that have kids singing today's hottest new songs. Some of the lyrics in today's music aren't always appropriate for young kids. What I like best about Kidz Bop is that they change the inappropriate lyrics to words that still flow with the song so the kids don't even notice. Kids are so easily influenced and J already picks up on everything so I'm relieved to know this is one less thing to worry about.



Kids Bop 20 includes

1. Born This Way
2. Till the World Ends
3. Forget You
4. Price Tag
5. Written in the Stars
6. On the Floor
7. The Lazy Song
8. Perfect
9.Tonight Tonight
10. More
11. The Story of Us
12. Rocketeer
13. Who Says
14. Never Say Never
15. Whip My Hair
16. Rolling in the Deep

We had a looooooong drive to the beach and I was so glad we had this CD! We must have listened to the whole thing atleast 6 times each way. I have to admit I'm not a fan of the kiddie music you get with certain CDs especially when the kids sound like babies. Kidz Bop 20 had today's music so Dear Hubby and I could sing along. Not to mention these kids can really sing! It was nice we could agree on the same music as the boys and again not have to worry about the lyrics they were hearing.

Two lucky Oh My Baby readers will WIN their own copy of Kidz Bop 20! Leave me your comment by 11:59pm EST on August 17th. Two random winners will be chosen and have 48 hours to respond. U.S. addresses only please. Good Luck!

To Enter: (this is mandatory)
Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite song is!

For Extra Entries:
- Take a look around Kidz Bop and tell me your favorite collection (2 extra)
- Publicly follow Oh My Baby (2 extra)
- Help spread the word about this giveaway (leave me the link)
- Enter any of my other current giveaways (one entry per giveaway)

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Monday

Costume Discounters Reviews

I don't know a single child who doesn't love to play pretend and dress up. My boys are no exception! They wear their Halloween costumes year round. When Costume Discounters contacted me about reviewing a costume the hardest decision was what costume to choose.

Costume Discounters has costumes for boys and girls of all ages. J went back and forth between several choices and finally decided on the Fire Fighter Costume. He was so excited when it arrived he immediately changed into it.



L really wanted to be in the picture too!

This picture cracks me up!

The fireman costumes come with pants, a jacket and hood. Unfortunately the helmet wasn't included but we already have a few helmets lying around so J didn't mind too much. The costume was easy for J to put on and take off himself. L was even able to dress himself in it even though it was a pretty big on him.

Don't let the company's name Costume Discounters fool you. The fireman costume itself was good quality. Most importantly it's machine washable! Any mother knows how important that is especially when your child wants to wear something almost everyday. As rough as my boys are with their things this costume will be able to be worn over and over again.


I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Thursday

Giada De Laurentiis for Target Review



Dear Hubby and I love watching Food Network and Giada De Laurentiis has always been one of our favorites. She is so passionate about her cooking and watching her cook always makes me want to try all her recipes. I've made several and they have always been delicious. When I found out Giada (yes, we're on a first name basis!) came out with a line of products for Target I was thrilled! Those are two of my favorite things and now they are working together, does it get any better?! I make weekly trips to Target like I do the grocery store so knowing how convenient and affordable it is to get Giada's products made it a double score.

Giada De Laurentiis for Target has a variety of products for you to choose from. There are dried pastas in a variety of shapes, jarred sauces,dipping sauces/salad dressings and kitchen accessories. I was excited when my package arrived. It included her Tuscan Vinaigrette, Classic Minestrone Soup Starter Mix, Bucatini Pasta and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto.


We have had upper 90 to 100 degree weather for several weeks now so I haven't had a chance to try to the Classic Minestrone Soup Starter Mix. I had everything else though and it was all delicious! I loved how versatile the Vinaigrette is. We used it on salads as well as a bread dipper. I love bread and anything I can dip it into is a plus in my book. The Sun Dried Tomato Pesto was fabulous. I always try to find new ways to liven up our pasta dishes than the same old marinara and alfredo so we were very pleased the with this pesto sauce. It was very convenient to be able to just pop open a jar and mix it in the warm pasta but it also had a rich delicious flavor. I am excited to try more of Giada's flavors soon!

You can purchase your own Giada De Laurentiis for Target products at Target stores nationwide.

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Wednesday

Cars 2 Giveaway Ending Tonight!

Today is your last day to enter my giveaway for a Cars 2 Prize Pack. Leave your comment and make sure to leave your email address too if it isn't on your profile. Good Luck!

Tuesday

Monster High GIVEAWAY

Sakar and Mattel have teamed up to create Fashion Walkie Talkies. Monster High Walkie Talkies are part of an exciting new line of children's tech toys that was recently announced at the Consumer Electronics Show this past January.



Walkie Talkies keep my kids busy for hours! I loved that the Monster High Walkie Talkies come with an ear plug so I don't have to listen to the conversations all over the house. They have a light up antenna allowing the kids to use them at night (even when they should be sleeping!)There's even a mirror on the back so you can see any one behind you. The frequency reached all over our house, upstairs and down, no problem. The walkie talkies weren't made of the sturdiest of materials because they're a toy. But I was felt better knowing they came with a 1 year manufacturing warranty.

You can purchase Monster High Walkie Talkies at Toys R Us and retails for $19.99


Want to WIN your own set of Monster High Walkie Talkies?? One Oh My Baby reader will WIN their own set. Leave your comment by 11:59pm EST on July 12th. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!!

To Enter: (This is mandatory)
Leave me a comment!

For Extra Entries:
- Follow Oh My Baby publicly (2 extra)
- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry per giveaway)
- Help spread the word about this giveaway (leave me the link)

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Wednesday

Cars 2 Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

Rev your engines as your favorite characters from Cars are back with Cars 2 racing into theatres everywhere on June 24th!






Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine) and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer). Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

To celebrate Cars 2, one Oh My Baby reader will WIN the a Cars 2 prize pack including



- CARS 2 t-shirt in youth sizes of S, M, L, XL
- CARS 2 set of 3 bumper tickets
- CARS 2 temporary tattoo sheet (2 per winner)
- CARS 2 puzzle





Leave your comment by 11:59pm EST on July 6th. One random Oh My Baby reader will be chosen. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!

To Enter:
Leave me a comment telling me who this prize pack would be for.

For Extra Entries:
- Like Cars 2 on Facebook (2 extra)
- Follow Oh My Baby publicly (2 extra)
- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry per giveaway)
- Add an Oh My Baby button to your sidebar (leave me the link)
- Help spread the word about this giveaway (leave me the link)

Tuesday

$50 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway Ending...

Today is your last day to enter my giveaway for a $50 AMEX gift card. Leave your comment by tonight. Good Luck!

Thursday

RECARO ProSERIES Carseat Review

When I first found out I was pregnant I went on a hunt for all of the best baby products. Carseats were at the top of my list. Nothing is more important than your child's health and safety. Since I'm constantly on the go, car safety is very important.

RECARO is an internationally recognized leader in seating safety, ergonomics, comfort and style. Over RECARO’s 100 years of history they have designed seats for the world’s most prestigious automobiles, race cars and award winning child safety restraints

I recently had baby #3 and over the years have been through several styles and brands of carseats. I was excited when I had the opportunity to review a RECARO ProSERIES carseat. I had never used the brand before and was very curious about the product. First, I went to RECARO's website for all of their latest and greatest info. Then I started doing my own research and finding reviews from real parents who have used the products. I have always felt you get the best info and honest reviews from real parents who use the products in their daily lives. I must have read through several dozen reviews on many different sites and to be honest, I did not find a single negative review. It was nothing but wonderful reviews and comments, one after another. So you can only imagine my excitement to try RECARO's carseat grew.


Both J and L were thrilled when the giant box arrived. Once we got the carseat out of the box they both needed a turn to try it out. I was very impressed with this carseat. It was strong and sturdy. I liked that you could use this carseat both rear facing (5-35 lbs) and forward facing (20-70 lbs.). RECARO has so many premium features to their proseries carseat including premium side impact protection, EPS energy absorbing foam, cool mesh air ventilation and RECARO's own seat structure design that has the highest weight limit available using the 5 point harness. In a nutshell, RECARO took everything they know about seating safety and miniaturized it and made it easy for parents on the go. The installation was simple to understand and I liked the true lock belt lock-off for added safety in the forward position. The turn of a knob adjusts the head restraint to fit each child. RECARO Side Impact Protection Protects 5 vulnerable areas of your child during a side impact collision, Head, Face, Torso, Neck and Pelvis.

RECARO developed and optimized side impact protection for race car seats in the 1990's then quickly adapted their expertise to set a new standard for premium child safety seats. The ProRIDE is tested to and exceeds all U.S. federal regulations for safety. All RECARO seats are evaluated in their seating competency centers in both the U.S. and Europe.

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Monday

Donsuemor Cookies Review & GIVEAWAY



Starting with an original French recipe, Don and Susie Morris (DON-SUE-MOR) introduced madeleines to their Berkeley community in 1976. Donsuemor cookies are delicious and wholesome cookies and tea cakes, made with the finest all natural ingredients. It is the mission of Donsuemor to surprise and delight everyday with their desserts. You might have seen their cookies in some coffee shops or specialty stores.

Donsuemor started with Madeleines, an elegant french cake with a distinctive shell shape. Their line of cookies has since expanded into Chocolate Madeleines, Lemon Zest Madeleines, Chocolate Dipped Madeleines, French Almond Cakes and Chocolate and Vanilla Cute Cakes

Who doesn't love a tasty treat?? I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to try Donsuemor's line of cookies and tea cakes. I was even more exited when I received my package and saw all of the delicious goodness that came.
My two favorite (I had a hard time choosing just one!) treats were the Lemon Zest Madeleines and the Chocolate Cute Cakes. I love lemon desserts so the Lemon Zest Madeleines were an obvious choice. Both treats were moist and flavorful. The extra sprinkles topping on the Chocolate Cute Cakes made a nice crunch with the creamy icing. My mother in law was visiting and she had a chance to try Donsuemor's cookies as well. She really enjoyed the Madeleines and French Almond Cakes with her coffee in the mornings.

Check out this video on how to make a delicious fruit parfait using Donsuemor's cookies
http://www.youtube.com/user/DonsuemorTV#p/a/u/0/sYRC_HTmox0

Want to WIN your own ample box of Donsuemor's cookies containing each of the flavors above?? Simple leave me your comment below by 11:59 pm EST on May 30, 2011. One random Oh My Baby reader will be chosen and have 48 hours to respond. Good Luck!

To Enter:
Tell me what Donsuemor cookie or tea cake you would like to try most.

For Extra Entries:
- Like Donsuemor on Facebook (2 extra)
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- Help spread the word about this giveaway (leave me the link)
- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry per giveaway)

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Thursday

Miracles Missions by Pampers and $50 GC GIVEAWAY

In honor of their 50th birthday, Pampers has launched Miracles Missions, a pay-it-forward program delivering acts of kindness to little miracles and their families.

I had my third little miracle a short 6 weeks ago. I was blessed with so many wonderful friends who showered us with wonderful gifts, prepared meals and tons of diapers. Pampers have always been my diaper of choice. This new program is just another great thing about this product and company.

Pampers sent me a $50 American Express gift card and challenged me to perform a random act of kindness to celebrate a little miracle in my community. I knew right away what I wanted to do and for who. I have a wonderful friend who is having a high risk pregnancy. She has been on bedrest for quiet some time now and it's been difficult to do the simple things like making dinner for her family. To top it off, her husband was laid off a few months ago. He was lucky enough to find another job but his salary is not nearly what it used to be. I took this $50 gift card and purchased a box of Pampers diapers and made dinner for the family. The expressions on their faces was all the thanks needed knowing I helped some wonderful people by doing something so simple.

Check out this sweet commercial from Pampers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxbRdxbBROI

For more detailed information on the Little Miracle Mission, including the kick-off where Pampers donated care packages to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across the country with the help of celebs Joey Lawrence, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos and LaLa Anthony were on-hand in New York City
http://www.multivu.com/players/English/49336-Pampers-50th-Anniversary/

Everyone can participate in a small way by liking Pampers' Facebook page. Then go to the Miracle Missions tab and commit to Mission 1 by clicking "I Want To Pledge". Once more than 2500 people pledge, Pampers will give baby showers to expectant mothers nationwide just in time for Mother's Day. Also, anyone who pledges is automatically entered to win a year's supply worth of Pampers diapers and wipes.

Pampers wants to challenge you to pay-it-forward for someone in your community. One Oh My Baby reader will WIN a $50 American Express gift card to make their pay-it-forward idea a reality. Leave your comment by 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, May 24th. Good Luck!





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I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Giveaway Ending Tonight

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a Hershey's Easter Prize Pack. Good Luck!!

Sunday

Nutella Hazelnut Spread Review



About
Nutella is a tasty hazelnut spread that contains simple quality ingredients such as skim milk and a hint of cocoa.
Each jar 13 oz jar of Nutella contains more than 50 hazelnuts.
Nutella does not contain any hydrogenated oil or trans fat.
It is low in sodium compared to other popular nut butters.
Nutella contains no artificial colors or preservatives.

My family have been long time fans of Nutella. We eat it often on breads and graham crackers. It's one of our best options for J who has a peanut allergy. The spread does not contain peanuts or peanut ingredients, nor does the product come in contact with peanuts during manufacturing. Nutella spread is rich and creamy and tastes delicious.

We were thrilled when we had the opportunity to host a Nutella party. We recieved the following in our party kit
26.5oz Jar of Nutella® hazelnut spread
Nutella® spread sample packs and coupons for guests bags
Nutella® spread guest bags
Nutella® spread tumbler mugs
Nutella® spread spreader
Nutella® spread tip cards for guests Recipe ideas for your Nutella® Breakfast Bar Party activities: Everyday Breakfast Tips and Trivia

I took suggestions from the Nutella spread Breakfast Bar for my friends to try Nutella on different items. I had bagels, a variety of fresh fruit, crusty french bread, waffles, and tortillas. The overall favorites were Nutella dipped strawberries and the Nutella breakfast roll ups. The roll ups were super easy to make and delicious. Simply spread Nutella on a whole wheat tortilla and sprinkle with dried cherries and chopped apricots, roll up and eat. This can be done with a variety of fruit. I used cranberries in mine because I love them and already had a bag on hand. The tartness of the cranberries and sweetness of the Nutella made a fabulous combination! (Despite my terrible picture taking skills)

My friends were excited to receive a goodie bag of Nutella products when they were leaving. Their bags included sample packs of Nutella, coupons, spreaders, a tumbler mug and breakfast tips and info card.

You can find Nutella nationwide at grocery, mass merchandiser, warehouse and club stores. The suggested retail price is $3.49 for a 13 oz jar or $6.49 for a 26.5 oz jar. To learn more about Nutella visit www.nutellausa.com

I received these products free of charge for review on my blog from Mommyparties and sponsored by Nutella. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Monday

Primrose Dance Off



I try my best to keep my kids active, both indoors and out. They do a pretty good job feeding off of eachother running around and climbing on furniture. One thing they both have always loved to do is dance.

What if you had a way for the whole family to move their bodies, create lasting memories and support a great cause all at the same time? All you need to do is to take part in the 2011 Primrose Schools® Family Dance-off!

Families nationwide can record a 30-second video of their family's best dance moves and upload it to http://www.familydanceoff.com/. They will compete to win amazing prizes, including the grand prize of $5,000 and a $30,000 donation to their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital®! Not only is dancing good for your body, it's good for your community, with Primrose Schools donating a total of $65,000 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the top three winning families' hometowns.

How cool is that??

Like I already said, both my boys love to dance so it didn't take much to convince them to get up and get moving! Sometimes L dances to his own beat, meaning there's no music playing but he just feels like moving.

To get our groove on, we received a Primrose Family Dance-off Party Kit that included:

A CD of great music to get your family to boogie
Primrose t-shirts - dance costumes for the children
A gift card to purchase healthy food for the party
A FLIP Camcorder to record your dancing memories
Themed recipes, games and activities

This is the video we shared

video

Don't you wish you had their energy?!?


I received the party package from MomSelect and Primrose Schools. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Thursday

Hershey's Easter Pack Review & GIVEAWAY


Easter is just around the corner and The Hershey Company wants to help you celebrate! Did you know Hershey's candies are not only delicious but you can use them to decorate too?! Deck out any door with the ultimate wreath created with Hershey’s Solid Milk Chocolate Eggs. For the big Easter meal, try decorating the table with Hershey’s Pinwheel Party Favors or an edible flower bouquet equipped with multiple treats available for sharing. Check out CelebrateWithHersheys.com for more information, recipes, crafts and images.

Need ideas for stuffing baskets and candy dishes? The Hershey Company has a huge line of products to choose from. They feature their classic treats we have loved for years as well as several new sweets

If your favorite Easter treat is the chocolate bunny, hop into The Hershey Company's wide selection of these seasonal favorites:

o NEW – Hershey’s Solid Milk Chocolate HOP The Movie Magic Bunny*
o NEW – Hershey’s Solid Milk Chocolate Snapsy Bunny*
o Hershey’s Solid Milk Chocolate Princess Bunny
o Cadbury Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny
o Hershey’s Bliss Milk Chocolate Hollow Bunny
o Reese’s Reester Bunny Chocolate


Thanks to The Hershey Company, your sweet tooth will be satisfied by these "egg-cellent" options:
o NEW – Reese’s Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Eggs 12-Pack Tray
o NEW – Hershey’s Chocolate Creme Egg
o NEW – Cadbury Egg Scepter of Destiny: Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg filled with Cadbury Mini Eggs Candy*
o NEW – Whoppers Malted Milk Eggs in HOP The Movie carton
o NEW – Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs Bunny Bag
o Cadbury Crème Egg
o Reese's Peanut Butter Egg

Whether filling eggs for the annual hunt or putting together Easter baskets for all the bunnies in your life, “chick” out these treats dressed up in their Easter finest:
o Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates in pastel-colored foils
o Pastel Rolo Candy
o Spring Assortment with Reese’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates filled with Caramel and Kit Kat Minis Wafer Bars
o Spring Treats Non-Chocolate Mega Mix 45-Piece Bag with Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans, Twizzlers Rainbow Twists, Twizzlers Pull ‘N Peel Candy and Twizzlers Mini Bar Candy

Do I even need to say how lucky we were to receive a Hershey's Easter Pack? Our package included the new Hershey's Solid Milk Chocolate Snapsy Bunny. Snapsy breaks apart into smaller pieces like a chocolate bar and makes it easy to share. We also received two of my favorite candies, a bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs and Cadbury Creme Egg. I don't know who was more excited about our package, me or the kids!



Want to WIN your own Hershey's Easter Pack? One Oh My Baby reader will WIN a Hershey's Easter Pack that will include 3 Hershey products. Leave me a comment by 11:59 pm EST on March 31, 2011. Winner will have 48 hours to respond. US addresses only please.

To Enter:
Visit CelebrateWithHersheys.com and tell me your favorite product, recipes or craft.

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I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

JELL-O Temptations - At Home Kits

I recently told you about Temptations by JELL-O cups and now you can make them at home. These no bake desserts can be whipped up in minutes, literally! You can choose from 3 delicious flavors

- Boston Creme Pie
- Chocolate Mousse Decadence
- Chocolate Truffle Indulgence

Each mix includes two packets, one you mix with milk to create a creamy sweet filling and another for a rich smooth topping. Each mix has only 150 calories or less per serving.


The Boston Creme Pie was my favorite. I'm already a fan of the cake version and this dessert did not disappoint. The entire dessert took 30 mins and that included refrigeration time. I whisked in my milk, poured the mix into a dish and topped it with the chocolate packet. I was a little worried the topping was going to be thin and runny but after a little bit of time in the fridge it formed a firm shell topping. The filling was smooth and creamy and the chocolate shell melted in my mouth. It was delicious and tasted so much like a regular Boston Creme Pie cake minus most of the calories but none of the flavor.

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Monday

CSN Stores Review - Pizza



I'm at it again! I had another opportunity to work with CSN Stores and once again they did not disappoint.

We love pizza! Honestly, who doesn't?! My kids are big fans and eat it every chance they get. Lately, it's gotten harder and harder to go out to restaurants as a family because the boys are too wild and being 9 months pregnant I just don't have the energy to chase them down. I realized one day how easy and fun making pizzas at home are. The boys love playing with the dough and choosing their own toppings. We all like a thin crispy crust for our pizzas and I could never get it quiet right. There's just something about those fancy brick ovens that make a delicious thin and crispy crust that is too hard to copy at home. I tried different dough recipes, tricks, and pizza pans. None of them came out quiet right.

While browsing CSN Stores' thousands of products, I came across a pizza stone. Duh?! Why hadn't I thought of a pizza stone before? I've tried several pizza pans, with and without holes and none of them gave us the crisp crust we love. I read reviews and figured why not try it.

I ordered this Pizza Stone and the matching Pizza Paddle. The pizza stone went into the oven to preheat while we made our pies. I rolled out the dough onto the pizza paddle and let the kids choose their toppings. BBQ chicken pizza is our favorite. The dough easily slipped off of the paddle onto the preheated pizza stone in the oven (please ignore the shape of the pizza, I need a little more practice moving it from paddle to ston). About 20 mins later we had a delicious, crispy thin crust pizza! The stone makes a world of difference when trying to get that crispy crust. J even said it was his new favorite pizza!

CSN Stores was so easy to work with when ordering my products. I received order and shipping confirmations and my items arrived in a very timely manner. I have worked with this company on several occasions for a variety of products and have always had a wonderful experience.

Next time you're online looking for...well just about anything, make sure you stop by CSN Stores first.


I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Sunday

Giveaway Ending...

Today is your last chance to win the Chuggington: Let's Ride the Rails DVD. Good Luck!

Tuesday

Proactive Comfort Pillow from Sleep Studio Review



A survey by the National Sleep Foundation http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-america-polls/2005-adult-sleep-habits-and-styles probed couples on their bedtime behavior and found a direct correlation between marital happiness and sharing a good night’s sleep. The same survey found that nearly one in four American couples sleep in separate bedrooms or beds, often sacrificing intimacy for a preferred mattress or less nocturnal noise.

The stylish new Proactive Comfort Pillow from Sleep Studio is giving moms across the country a better night’s sleep and an added reason to smile wide each morning.



To ensure the best nights of your life, the Proactive Comfort Pillow offers maximum versatility for both side and back sleepers, including:

• Super comfortable ViscoFresh memory foam – the ultimate luxury in sleep comfort

• Neck cradle for back sleepers positions the body for maximum airflow and reduced snoring (YES! Snoring!)

• Neck contour design for side sleepers perfectly aligns the body with room for the shoulder – unparalleled support and comfort nearing sleep nirvana

• Ventilation from top to bottom creates the ideal, refreshing sleep temperature

• Green tea formula is eco-friendly and sniff-worthy

• Crowd-pleasing curves still fit easily into your standard pillowcase

I was sent a Proactive Comfort Pillow for review. I've always been kind of a pillow snob. I'm very picky about having a pillow that isn't too soft (like goosedown) or too hard/firm. It has to be the right thickness too so my neck isn't sore in the morning. Being pregnant has made sleeping pretty difficult over the past few months. I was impressed with the Proactive Comfort Pillow because it was very comfortable. The Viscofresh memory foam was just the right firmness. It really conforms to the person using it. The neck contour is a design I never thought of before. I am normally a back sleeper but can only sleep on my sides right now. Having the extra space for my shoulders has made sleeping easier. The green tea scent is light and soothing. In fact, the scent was the first thing Dear Hubby noticed and it made him want to lay on it. We actually fight over this pillow at night now, but I usually win!

The Proactive Comfort Pillow is hypoallergenic and naturally anti-microbial. The product is available online http://www.sleepstudio.com/products/proactive-comfort-pillow and ships within 48 hours anywhere across the country.

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Monday

TEMPTATIONS by JELL-O Review


Available nationwide, TEMPTATIONS by JELL-O is a new line of layered, indulgent snacks for 150 calories or less per serving. The line is available in nine delectable flavors of refrigerated ready-to-eat cups. The individual cups begin with real pie filling and are layered with scrumptious fruit, whipped or chocolate topping. Flavors include:

-Apple Custard Pie
-Double Chocolate Pie
-Raspberry Cheesecake
-Lemon Meringue Pie
-French Silk Pie
-Strawberry Cheesecake

We were lucky enough to receive samples of each of the new JELLO-O TEMPTATIONS flavors. I have to say I was quiet impressed. The flavors were light and tasty. The real pie filling on the Raspberry and Strawberry Cheesecake flavors were rich and delicious. The Lemon Meringue was definitely my favorite. It's one of my favorite pies and the flavors were spot on. The Meringue on top was light and fluffy. Do I even have to say the boys loved all the chocolate flavors. I felt better letting them eat away knowing each cup was only 150 calories or less.

TEMPTATIONS by JELL-O are available at your local grocery store for a suggested retail price of $2.89 for a three pack.

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. All views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Thursday

Giveaway Ending Tonight

Today is the last day to enter the Gnomeo & Juliet Giveaway. Make sure to get your comments in by tonight. Good Luck!

Sunday

Chuggington DVD GIVEAWAY



Honk your horns! The-first ever Chuggington DVD, Chuggington: Let’s Ride The Rails is pulling full steam ahead on February 8 and we hope you’ll come on board!

An exciting new train property for preschoolers, “Chuggington” currently airs daily on Playhouse Disney, Disney Channel’s learning-focused programming block. The colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV series follows the amusing adventures of three young trainees, Wilson, Brewster and Koko, as they learn to “ride the rails” of life and become productive chuggers. Featuring a dynamic fleet of relatable and diverse characters, each engaging episode of “Chuggington” is filled with positive life lessons that encourage and promote early social skills.

Chuggington: Let’s Ride The Rails (SRP: $16.98) welcomes preschoolers to the vibrant world of “Chuggington” with six fun-filled episodes that take young viewers on entertaining explorations, while gently reinforcing valuable lessons such as humility, trust, respect and teamwork. The episodes featured on the new DVD are “Clunky Wilson,” “Braking Brewster,” “Can’t Catch Koko,” “Old Puffer Pete’s Tour,” “Koko On Call” and “Hodge And The Magnet.” Special bonuses include “Chuggington”-themed coloring pages and activity sheets.

One Oh My Baby reader will WIN their own copy of Chuggington: Let's Ride The Rails. Leave your comment by 11:59 pm EST on February 27, 2011. Winner will have 48 hours to respond. U.S. addresses only.

To Enter:Leave me a comment telling me who this DVD will be for.

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Monday

GNOMEO & JULIET Giveaway

GNOMEO & JULIET opens in theaters everywhere on February 11th in 3D! GNOMEO & JULIET (under Touchstone Pictures label) is a comical, off-the-wall makeover on Shakespeare’s classic tale of Romeo & Juliet set to the music of Elton John.

Two garden gnomes, Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), try to avoid tragedy and find a happy ending to their star-crossed love affair when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors.



Two Oh My Baby readers will WIN a GNOMEO & JULIET prize pack containing

- Gnomeo & Juliet t-shirt in youth sizes of S, M, L, XL and colors of red or blue
- Gnomeo & Juliet one-size fits all beanies in colors of red or blue
- Gnomeo & Juliet mini-notebooks shaped like a Gnome hat (front cover is red, back cover is blue)





Leave your comment by 11:59 pm EST on February 10, 2011. Two random Oh My Baby readers will be chosen and have 48 hours to respond. U.S. addresses only please.

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