The Jojoba Company Baby Oil Review with Giveaway!

 The Jojoba Company Baby Oil

jojoba-baby-oilWe use olive oil on our own skin, but once we read about the similarities between Jojoba oil (actually a liquid wax) and the protective wax produced in baby’s own skin and eyes, we were sold on The Jojoba Company Baby Oil for our baby. It turns out that vernix, the white stuff that covers a newborn baby, is made of the same wax esters as Jojoba. So aside from leaving baby soft and moisturized, Jojoba adds an extra layer of protection to their sensitive skin.

The Jojoba Company Baby Oil contains 100% Australian Jojoba Oil, as well as Organic Lavender Oil and Organic Chamomile Oil which act as antiseptics as well as providing a calm and soothing scent. It also contains Moringa Oil which is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids, palmitoleic, oleic and linoleic acids. It is also antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. This nourishing combination of oils is perfect for new skin.
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Mother’s Day Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway, and congratulations to our winners: Rosie, John and Amanda B.!

And a big thanks to our sponsors, Truly’s Natural, Good Earth Beauty and Numi Tea!  Please check out our review of their products and other great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

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If you missed out on this giveaway, or weren’t a winner, be sure to enter our next giveaway later this week!

Book Review and Giveaway: From Ouch to Ahhh…

from-ouch-to-ahhhHow glorious for all of us (and our partners!) that a book has been written to help us navigate the transition back to sexual intimacy after childbirth. From Ouch to Ahhh: The New Mom’s Guide to Sex After Baby by Sarah Swofford is packed with the perfect combination of validation and practical advice

Swofford’s voice is consistently warm, humble, and best of all, helpful. This book should tuck this book beneath those mountains of flannel blankets at every woman’s baby shower.

Here is what some readers are saying about From Ouch to Ahhh: The New Mom’s Guide to Sex After Baby:

“This book is a must read for any new mom. …I read the entire thing in one sitting, I could not put it down.”
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Endless Summer Package Review and Giveaway!

Chicago in February might be the last thing that would make a person think of summer, but a little bit of warm weather fun came to our northern Illinois home recently in the form of “The Endless Summer Package” by Idea Village. The package consists of three fun products that definitely bring summer to mind: Hover Ball, Snackeez and Squishy Sand.

Endless Summer Package

Hover Ball

Hover Ball

Hover Ball is by far my favorite of the Endless Summer Package items. It is basically one half of a soccer ball with a smooth, flat bottom. It glides effortlessly across carpeted floors (can be used on hard floors, though doesn’t work quite as well). I have two ball-loving kids and we’ve had a lot of fun playing with this hover ball in our basement.
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And The DrainWig Winner Is…

Glamor Shot

Glamor Shot

Congratulations to Cindy! She has won herself a package of DrainWigs containing two for the shower and two for the tub.

A big thanks to everyone who entered. We are going to be doing giveaways throughout the year, so please try again next time!

If you didn’t win, and are still hoping to try out this chemical-free hair-clog prevention solution, you can buy your own set using the Promo Code FIZZ5 to get $5 off. That’s just $15 and free shipping!

I know it says to throw the whole thing away, but since we’ll all about being thrifty and reusing, we’re going to try and salvage our DrainWig after it fills up. We’ll let you know how it goes!

Cuppow Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Megan for winning a regular size Cuppow canning jar lid, Cuppow wide mouth canning jar lid and BNTO lunchbox adapter!

Thank you to everyone who entered!  If you didn’t win this time, you can buy your own Cuppow products over on Amazon or the Cuppow website.

Wide Mouth Cuppow Lid

Wide Mouth Cuppow

Cuppow-regular

Regular Mouth Cuppow

BNTO Canning Jar Lunchbox Adaptor

BNTO Lunchbox Adaptor

Cuppow Canning Jar Lids and Lunchbox Adapter Giveaway!

Smoothie Time!

Smoothie Time!

By now you might have gathered that glass is my favorite reusable container material.  Especially with the news about BPA-Free plastics, I’m trying to use glass as much as possible.  My quest just got a little easier now that I’ve discovered Cuppow canning jar drinking lids.

I was looking for an easier way to give Franci her smoothies when I came across this new product. Since smoothies are too thick to drink through a sippy cup, I started using reusable straws (I like the glass ones best, but metal is a bit more practical). This was better than trying to spoon the smoothie into her mouth, but it was still a little messy. That’s when I turned to the internet and discovered Cuppow canning jar drinking lids.
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Black Friday Giveaway: Win Gluten-free Flours from Gluten-free Gourmand

When company founder Gina Kelley (my sister!) started eating a strict gluten-free diet six years ago, all she really wanted was a good scone.  After a year of trial and error – and baking scones once a week or more – her No. 1 All-purpose Flour was born. She added more flours and baking mixes to her collection, and earlier this year she opened her flour production company: www.glutenfreegourmand.com.

Here we are in 2005. Why 2005? Because for some reason I could not find a more recent photo of the two of us. Back then, Gina (left) was contemplating joining the Gluten-free Lifestyle.
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Mom’s Healthy Market Backpack Giveaway

Mom’s Healthy Market is an online resource for high quality, eco-friendly products for children from companies such as Bebe au Lait, Green Toys, Apple Park Toys, Guidecraft, Tegu, Seventh Generation, E-cloth, Pure Rest Organics, and Eco Baby. Everything on the site is organized by room for easy reference. Check out the “baby room” for some great diapering products or the “kid’s room” for an extensive organic bedding selection, as just two examples.

In addition to the toys and organic food, visit the site for parenting articles or to set up a baby gift registry. Use the code MM20 and you’ll receive 20% off your first order!
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Mamadoc Product Review and Giveaway

What if your OB/Gyn was a mother of three who actually invented things to make women’s lives easier as they journeyed through the rough landscape of early motherhood?  The bad news is that most of you won’t be able to become patients of Dr. Somi Javiadshe’s busy enough as it is!  The great news is that  she, along with her business partner, Kim Howell, have founded a website and product line to support new and expectant mothers.  Mamadoc was developed by Howell and Javiad to offer practical, eco-friendly pregnancy products to women that can make pregnancy and new motherhood a bit more comfortable.

Some of Mamadocs clever inventions include Nox, a compression bra to help nursing mothers with engorgement when weaning, Preghose to help pregnant moms prevent swollen feet,(I could have used a dozen pairs of those!)  and Bellyup to support a pregnant woman’s back and abdomen during the late months of pregnancy.
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