5 Dr. Seuss Books for $5.95 + FREE activity book!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

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Get 5 Dr. Seuss books for $5.95 + a FREE activity book and FREE shipping! Plus, you can enter to win a kids gardening kit.

There is no obligation to buy anything else so you are getting an amazing deal! I can’t wait to get these for my little munchkin.



Get Reebok ZQuick Dash Running Shoes for $39.99 (Was $90)

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

Reebok zquick dash deal

Between April 23 and April 25, you can snag Reebok ZQuick Dash running shoes (for Men, Women, and Kids) for only $39.99 with code QUICKDEAL. This is an amazing deal as they are regularly priced at $89.99!

Imagine your favorite sports car, its tires pulling against the road and leaning into curves. Now imagine yourself at the wheel. That’s the ZQuick Dash. It transforms your foot with its streamlined upper and expanding grooves, helping you tread pavement like never before.

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.



Glow Crazy Pattern Painter – No Mess Fun!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

Glow Crazy pattern painter

Lights (leave em on or turn em off!) Camera (I used my camera phone- but that totally counts right?) ACTION (start creating!)

Glow Crazy Pattern Painter was the easiest game to introduce my two girls to. You put in a few batteries and let the creativity begin! What I loved about this is you can make the most creative shapes, patterns and pictures and there is absolutely NO mess. Added bonus? Turn out the lights and the designs you just did will glow in the dark! It was seriously cool!

unnamed (71) We often ask our girl’s following an activity or when trying something new- “What was your favorite part?” This time was no different.  Sofia said that her favorite part about the Glow Crazy Pattern Painter was the different noises the paint brush tool makes while you are painting in your stencils. You can choose between two settings and both make a noise while painting. The paint brush also let you know when you were in “idle” and made a noise to remind you to turn it off to save the battery. GENIUS!

Ella said her favorite part about the Glow Crazy Pattern Painter was the TONS of different things you could make with the different stencils. Ella’s guess was a million different things you could make. She may not be far off. I believe there are over 50 fun patters and over 40 stencil designs. My kids didn’t have a chance of getting bored. There are plenty of stencils to choose from. There is even a pattern palette that shows you how to make different pictures. You  could make anything from a whale to an alien! The possibilities are enough to keep your kids not only busy, but happy while playing and letting their creativity shine through!

unnamed (70)What was Mom’s favorite part? Well, as I said earlier, the fact that with the Glow Crazy Pattern Painter there is no water and paint and mess that comes with other paint brushes- it was the fact that it glows in the dark! How fun it was to turn off the lights and see your creations come to life! My girls did have to take turns with the brush, but it didn’t seem to be much of an issue. While one was painting, the other was picking out the stencils she wanted to use and getting ready to bring her creation to LIGHT! Go get a Glow Crazy Pattern Painter– and glow have some crazy fun!

This post is sponsored. I received products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Yeti River Run App from Chuck E Cheese’s Rules

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

chuck e cheese Skate Universe

We all know Chuck E Cheese is a place where a kid can be a kid. But that doesn’t mean that adults can’t have fun too! Especially with the new update app to Skate Universe- Yeti River Run.  I have 2 girls that love to play games like Temple Run. So when I heard this was similar, I had to take a look. Once my girls explained to me how it works- which is basically jumping on a skateboard and making your way through a skate park- I was HOOKED!

So what is better than Skate Universe? An update! Yeti River Run is an updated app that tests everything you learned in Skate Universe. You still ride to get that pizza and the end result is to capture as much pizza as you can to get those tickets! And if you like to change things up like we do- you get some options! A new park, 10 new boards to choose from and 8 helmet options. SCORE! What is great about this app is it’s not only a fun game for the kids to play- but when you have a date set to go and visit Chuck E Cheese- be sure to head over and skate for a few and earn some tickets! BONUS!!

If you are anything like me, it will take a few tries to get the hang of it and not run into the obstacles that are everywhere! But soon you will be skating (virtually) like a pro and better yet- you and your family will be heading to Chuck E Cheese with tickets in hand to go and cash in for some prizes! Be sure and wear your helmet and above all- HAVE FUN!!



New Grocery Store Match Ups!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

It’s Wednesday! That means new grocery deals!
Head over to the Grocery Store match ups and see what deals you can score this week. It’s a FREE website and it’s helped me to save $100’s every month!
Not sure how to navigate the site? Check out our Grocery Store match ups 101 post.

 

Plus, don’t forget you can now get the Deseret News and/or Salt Lake Tribune (Sunday only subscription) for only $20 per year! That’s only 38¢ per issue!!

If you’d like to subscribe just click this newspaper order form link and fill out the info. It’s as easy as that. If you have any questions feel free to email me at Jacki@MamasonaDime.com with Newspaper in the subject line and I will get back to you with more details.

I cannot change any of your current subscriptions, but I can add on to what you are getting now. You can get up to 4 papers at this awesome price!



Camouflage Ring Just $29.97

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015


Camo ring

 

Do you have a hunter in your family? My husband hunts which means that he and my kids absolutely love camoflage. I have been married for over 13 years now and both my husband and I have lost our wedding rings once. This was devastating both times. When we saw this camo ring we decided to snag it while the price was low and keep it on hand just in case another one is lost.

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I love that it’s made of stainless steel so I know that my husband can work on cars, lift weights, and do all of the other things he does that puts stress on his hands and ring without it being scratched or broken. If you have an outdoorsman in your life then you should absolutely check out this awesome ring.

Buy It!
You can get your camouflage ring for just $29.97 from Amazon!

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This is Sponsored post.  All opinions are 100% my own.



50% off Flirty Aprons + Free Shipping = $8 Aprons!!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015
Flirty aprons coupon code
Get 50% off your entire purchase at Flirty Aprons! Use coupon code: MOM50FREE at checkout.
I have a Flirty Apron and I love it! They are so stinkin’ cute! Prices start at just $8 with the code and you can get the super cute bib (and others) pictured below for only $3.50 shipped! This is my absolute favorite bib ever!! I have lots so I can wash them as they get dirty and still have one on hand.
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Potty Train With Less Stress (Yes, It’s Possible) Plus a Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

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Potty Training. Sigh. Quite possibly the least looked forward to milestone in my children’s lives. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE when potty training is finished. But the actual chore of teaching my children to pee and poop in the potty instead of their diaper? Yeah. I hate it. But, alas, it is unavoidable.

As we near the start of potty training with my youngest, and last, baby (woo hoo!) I am reminded of some of the steps needed to make this a successful and less stressful venture.

Timing is everything! Sometimes it’s tempting to start early and get it over with. But, really, you just need to wait until your child is ready. It seems from everything I’ve read this is anywhere from 18 months to 3 years. Both of my boys were closer to 3 before they were ready to ditch the diapers. I found an awesome potty training checklist on babycenter to help you know if your child is ready.

Buy the right equipment: This doesn’t mean you need to spend a ton of money. However, you WILL want to invest in a child potty. You can get one that stands by itself for your child to sit on or you can snag an adapter seat for your regular toilet. If you opt for an adapter a stool (like the Little Looster) is great to help your child feel more secure. It’s also great to have toys and/or books dedicated to potty time. One of my favorites is It’s You and Me against the Pee… and Poop too!

Make it fun! Add some blue food coloring to the water and let your kiddo turn it green. Bring out the toys and books you invested in and let them look through those while sitting on the potty. You can also get some potty training reward stickers to help inspire your child to keep at it.

Ditch the Diapers: After a couple of weeks of potty training success it’s time to ditch the diapers! Grab some Easy Ups so your little one can easily pull them up and down and make the whole process easier. Some people prefer to start the process with Easy Ups. Just decide what works best for you and your child. They also help your child to feel a difference when going to the bathroom so they can learn when to run to the potty instead of the corner to get their business done.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again: Don’t forget that even kids who have used the toilet successfully for months sometimes have accidents. Try not to get too frustrated. Take a break if you need to and then try again. If you are having a day where you think that your child is never going to get potty trained refer back to my 7 year old pooping his pants post and you will feel just a little more optimistic. Hee hee!

Please join @Pampers on April 21st from 9-10pmEST as they host a Twitter Party with Dr. Laura Jana, pediatrician, award-winning parenting book author and potty training expert who co-authored to Its You and Me Against the Pee…and the Poop, Too! RSVP here: http://vite.io/doubledutydivas

Win It:

One Mamas reader will win a Potty Training Prize Pack!

Prize pack includes a pack of Pampers Easy Ups, a pack of Pampers Easy Ups. a Little Looster Step Stool, a Potty Ring, a “It’s You and Me against the Pee… and Poop too!” book and a $50 AMEX gift card.

Just fill out the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.

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This giveaway ends Wednesday, April 29 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to U.S. Residents Only
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*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.

 

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.



Last Chance to Enter Win 3 Wonderforge Games!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

Wonderforge Games

Enter to win Three Wonderforge Games!

This giveaway ends Monday, April 20.



When My Twenty Something Self Talks – I Need to Listen

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

20 Something

I recently sat in on a class with some young women. They were ages 16-18 and were talking about trials. As I listened to them talk about the trials of “the age” I found myself thinking back to when I had the same trials and what, at the time, seemed like end of the world tragedies.

I sat and felt only the slightest twinge of guilt as on the inside I was sighing with ultimate relief that those days for me have come and gone. But it did make me stop and think. I still have trials. And in a lot of ways, they are very similar to what these young women were facing. Why were they so happy and not wallowing in despair as I seem to be NOW. I’m older. I’m wiser. I should be telling them the stories of “when I was your age” and yet, it seemed they were teaching me. So I wondered. What would my twenty something self, tell my now late 30 something self? But more importantly- why it was I needed to listen to her.

Get your swagger back lady!
Remember being so confident that you went and tried out to sing the National Anthem at a SLC Bees game because you knew you could? Remember not waiting for that boy to ask you out, but walking right up to him and asking HIM out? Remember her? She is telling you to get that swagger back! It’s still there. You are sill the girl with the confidence that could not be crushed…you just needed a gentle reminder.

Whatevs- Let it go.
There were plenty of times when I was a twenty something and felt like my world was ending. It seemed it was on a daily basis that some cataclysmic event would send me into a downward spiral. YOU know the ones. Like getting my period during my first date with a guy I really liked. And you know what? Back then I freaked out for about 5 minutes and then just had to let it go. She would tell me the same thing. LET. IT. GO. There are some things that worrying will not solve…no matter how long you try. Some things are out of your control and will stay that way. Let them go. Spend your time, your energies on things that you can control. She would tell me I will feel a lot more success if I did. Man…when did this girl get so smart?

It’s all you babe
What it boils down to, the only obstacle that is in my way is…me. If I want to try out for a part in the local theater’s musical, do it. If I want to go back to school and get my nursing degree, do it. If I want to reinvent myself, do it. It’s all on me. I am not saying it will be easy and that my age and ultimate wisdom (tee hee) will not simply let me jump in with both eyes closed, regardless of the consequences. However, being reminded that it’s all up to me, that no one can do it for me, will help with the push I need to put one foot in front of the other and start walking!

Am I happy where I am in life? ABSOLUTELY. Do I think I am done with trials? NOPE. Do I want to be “that age” again? Ummm. No thanks. But it was sure nice to hear from my twenty something self. I knew I liked her for a reason!