Wife, Mummy, Nurse: September 2013

30 September 2013

doTERRA Deep Blue Roll {Giveaway}

Last summer when I injured my back, I went to the doctor, but all they did was give me a prescription for pain relievers and another for muscle relaxers. I like to avoid taking medication, so I decided to not take either prescription. Instead, I used a heating pad and did back exercises that a physical therapist showed me. When my back started feeling much better, I began brisk walking again.

A year ago, I wish I knew about doTERRA essential oils, especially their Deep Blue Roll. My Natural Family writes,  "Wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus work together to ease achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects are deep and penetrating with sustained results." There are days that my back is sore and tight at the end of the day. On those days, I gently rub doTERRA Deep Blue Roll on my lower back. Immediately, I feel a cool, soothing sensation, and I'm able to fall asleep much more quickly.

Enter below to win your own roll of doTERRA Deep Blue.

The product I reviewed and the giveaway prize was provided by My Natural Family and will be shipped to the winner by My Natural Family.  All opinions expressed are my honest opinions based on my personal experiences.  If you own a blog and would like to run a giveaway like this, check out their blogger program.

29 September 2013

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil {Giveaway}

The first time I heard of coconut oil was 2005. My friend had just gotten married and fried plantains in coconut oil. They were delicious! I have searched for my favorite coconut oil and bought at least five different brands, but many of them did not have the coconut taste because they were refined. I finally discovered Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. It's taste is AMAZING and is the only coconut oil I now buy.

Tropical Traditions states their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
"is certified organic & traditionally made. This coconut oil meets our strictest standards and is handcrafted by family producers in the Philippines using traditional methods passed down from previous generations. Recent studies show that traditionally-made coconut oils have the highest amounts of antioxidants."

Never cooked with coconut oil before? Then check out recipe ideas at How to Use Coconut Oil. For more information on Tropical Traditions, look into  What is Virgin Coconut Oil.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com
Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally 
and believe will be good for my readers.

26 September 2013

Jammy Jams-Once Upon This Rock {Review}

Charis loves music, which she gets from her daddy and mama. During the day, I often put a CD in, and she and I sing and dance together.

I was so excited when I had the opportunity to review Once Upon This Rock by Jammy Jams. When it came, I immediately started to play it. At first I was disappointed, because it's only instrumental; there are no words. Remember, my daughter likes to sing with me. I then reminded myself that it's supposed to be a lullaby CD. I was able to play it when my daughter went down for her nap, and she would sometimes hum and suck her thumb. Even though, this CD was disappointing at first, I quickly grew to like it and even played it last night after my daughter went to bed.

Check out Jammy Jams on Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com
Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

25 September 2013

Fleur de Lis Pouch {Yarn Along}

Christmas knitting has started. My first project is knitting a Fleur de Lis Pouch for my brother in law. He enjoys playing games, so I figured it would be perfect fill up with dice and card protectors.

On Monday, I started reading Charlotte's Web to Charis. This is one of my favorite childhood books, and Charis is able to sit still and listen to me read. She loves it and interrupts to ask, "What happens?" I reply, "If you let mama finish reading, you'll find out."
What are you knitting or reading?
Join me over at Ginny's Yarn Along.

Pink Lemonade Mama Cloth {Giveaway}

Welcome to the Pink Lemonade Mama Cloth Giveaway sponsored by the Pink Lemonade Shop website and hosted by The Parenting Patch.

The Pink Lemonade Shop offers a line of luxury, reusable, handmade cloth menstrual pads made with top quality fabrics. Heather at The Parenting Patch recently reviewed a 6-inch mini pantyliner, a 7.5-inch regular pantyliner, an 8-inch light pad, and an 11-inch overnight pad from Pink Lemonade. Her Pink Lemonade reusable minky menstrual pads are her new favorite mama cloth. Super absorbent despite a heavy flow, Pink Lemonade minky pads are also super soft but never bulky. The colors and prints also make that time of the month a little less dreary. If you are looking for some new mama cloth to try, she cannot recommend Pink Lemonade reusable pads enough! For more information, check out my full Pink Lemonade Mama Cloth Review.

One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch and YOUR BLOG will win one (1) $25 Gift Certificate to Pink Lemonade Shop. To enter to win the Pink Lemonade Mama Cloth Giveaway, simply use the following Rafflecopter form. The first entry is free. All other entries are optional; however, the more entries you have, the better your chances of winning. Good luck!

The Pink Lemonade Mama Cloth Giveaway is open worldwide. The Pink Lemonade Mama Cloth Giveaway ends at midnight CST on October 14, 2013. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. Life as a Wife, Mummy, and Nurse is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

19 September 2013

#BabyKitCo Twitter Party {Giveaway}

Giveaway & Twitter Party - BKC
Welcome to the Grand Opening of Baby Kit Co. Hosted by My Cloth Diaper Stash & SewFatty.
Ten bloggers have joined us to bring 'YOU' the readers. A chance to win some amazing prizes. Are you wondering what Baby Kit Co. is all about? BabyKitCo is a consultation service offering you access to the best products for baby, in the comfort of your home. The store comes to you, they carry the most efficient products to build your baby-rearing stockpile; all well-designed and baby-comfy pieces. They work together with you to create your customized Baby Kit, always aware of your family’s particular needs and wants. They can rent you the Kit while your baby needs the products. Or you can rent for a trial period until you decide to buy from them.
Twitter Party Details :
Date: Thursday, Oct. 9th
Time : 9EST
Hashtag: #BabyKitCo
How: TweetDeck, Twubs, or Tchat
Hosts: @MyCDStash, @SewFatty, @BabyKitCo


Baby Kit Co. - $100 Gift Card to the online shop that they can use on a Rental, Gear or even services (consultation or Mama Party).

Other Prizes :

The Portable Baby (2 Winners)
  • 2 TPB Wraps, one in Violet Honey and one in Cotton Candy ($60 Each)
Itzy Ritzy (5 Winners)
  • 5 Ritzy Wraps ($15.99 Each)
BALM! Baby (3 Winners)
  • 1 Diaper Essentials Kit ($29.95)
  • 1 New Mama Baby Kit ($57.75)
  • 1 Cloth Diaper Laundry Kit ($27.95)
Beco (1 Winner)
  • 1 Soleil Carrier in Stella Black ($130)
Sweet Herb Medicinals (1 Winner)
  • $35 Gift Certificate & Lavender Dryer Balls ($40)
Bumgenius (1 Winner)
  • Bumgenius 4.0 in mirror ($17.95)
Lil’ Helper (1 Winner)
  • 1 bamboo diaper & 1 charcoal diaper (Value: $46.90)
Ju-Ju-Be (1 Winner)
  • BFF Mister Gray Diaper Bag ($165.00)
Planet Wise (1 Winner)
  • Large Planet Wise Wet Bag ($19.00)
Blueberry/Swaddlebee's (1 Winner)
  • $50 Prize TBA
This RC giveaway will end on Thursday, October 3rd.
It is open to US residents ONLY
Enter Below

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway. Baby Kit Co.'s Giveaway & Twitter Party Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

18 September 2013

Baby Gifts {Yarn Along}

My cousin Timothy and his wife Arlene are in the States this week. They're expecting their first baby in January!!! Of course I had to knit a baby gift for them. My mum heard that they keep their house on the cooler side, so I decided to knit wool longies. I have no clue if they plan to cloth diaper, but at least their baby will be warm. I used the kanoko pants pattern, and they loved it. Plus, I had the privilege of being the first one to give them a baby gift.

We also had my sister's baby shower on Saturday. I already knit a pair of longies for her baby, but decided to knit a baby bowl for Saundy. She LOVES photography, and I figured she could use it to take newborn pictures.  It turned out OK; I was not completely thrilled with it. Next time, I might use a different pattern or change it up a little bit.

15 September 2013

Large Snapless Diaper Rite Pre-Fitted {Giveaway}


Welcome to the Falling into Fitted Diapers giveaway hop! Hosted by SAHM of Drama Queens & a Prince, Our Piece of Earth, and Zephyr Hill. Each blog in the hop is offering up at least one fitted diaper or cover, so make sure you hop along and enter to win.

I will be giving away a Large Natural Snapless Diaper Rite Pre-Fitted Diaper. This giveaway was able to be done because of points from my affiliate Diaper Junction account. Charis is ALMOST out of diapers, but for the few times we use them, I now like snapless pre-fitteds with wool covers.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


The grand prize is valued at over $200 featuring a String Beans custom fitted, Momma Made fitted, Couture Fluff in-stock diaper of choice, Poppy Fields in-stock fitted diaper, Stuffin' Fluff boy, girl, or gender neutral fitted, Red Barn Nifty Nappy fitted, Greendchild Creations snapless pocket fitted and Eco Baby Mama Drama is sponsoring a medium Bummis Super Snap in Rocket.

What is your favorite fitted cloth diaper that Diaper Junction carries?
Post contains affiliate links.

13 September 2013

Nap Time Wake Up Routine {This Moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

She's still my baby.

11 September 2013

Marian Skirt {Yarn Along}

The Marian Skirt is finished. It fits my daughter. It has been hot and humid here, and my energy has been low, which means I have yet to take a photograph of Charis wearing it. I hope Charis will be able to wear it this weekend.

I'm also knitting baby gifts for my sister and my cousin's baby. My sister's shower is this weekend, and my cousin and his wife are visiting from Northern Ireland!!
What are you reading or knitting?

09 September 2013

$65 Gift Code to Diaper Junction {Giveaway}

*May Contain Affiliate Link 

This giveaway is different from most. You don't have to like any pages! All you have to do is check out some great cloth diaper related sites and show them some love. One winner will be chosen and they will get a $65 Gift Card from Diaper Junction.
This Giveaway is open to US &Canada and ends on 8/124 at 11:59pm
Winner will be verified! 

What will you get if you win $60 from Diaper Junction?

 Thank you to the Participating Blogs!

*Disclosure: May Contain affiliate link This blog did not receive compensation for this post nor is responsible for prize fulfillment. All opinions are 100% mine.This giveaway is in no way associated with facebook,twitter or any other social media outlet.

06 September 2013

BookLingual {Review}

This is a sponsored post.

We want our children to learn Spanish. Our first plan was to let Drew teach it, since he has a Master's degree in Spanish Translation. But, he's very busy with his PhD work. And even though I took Spanish for three years in high school, most of it I don't remember because I have not used it. Charis has been showing an interest in speaking Spanish and is able to count from one to ten and knows a few colors. When I saw BookLingual Spanish for Kids Set, I wanted to get it.

The complete set includes 32 digital books + games and activities. There are 11 Level 1 books, 11 Level 2 books, and 10 Level 3 books.  At the end of every book, there are games and activities. The books are included on a CD and can easily be transferred over to any device, such as an iPad, tablet, or ereader for easy reading.

My thoughts:
The first time I opened BookLingual, Charis and I read five Level 1 books. She wanted to keep reading, but we had other things to do. The next day, she remembered five words-oso, mono, maestro, l├ípiz, and pizarra. Charis enjoyed "turning the page" herself on the computer. I liked that it was a read-aloud audio book; I did not have to read in Spanish and potentially mispronounce words. The games and activities at the end of the book also helped Charis learn the basic Spanish words.

Like BookLingual on Facebook. Buy on Amazon. BookLingual is giving away 3 Free ebooks.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com.
Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally
and believe will be good for my readers.