Wife, Mummy, Nurse: 2014

18 December 2014

An Update on Life and Knitting

My daughter has been at my in-law's house for almost two weeks. December 7th, she left Maryland and went back to visit Grandma and Grandpa. The plan was for her to come back this past Monday, but on Sunday morning, her grandmother found her lying in her vomit on the bed. It turned out she woke up sometime during the night, was sick, and instead of getting one of my in-laws, she went back to bed. They decided to keep her home from church. Around 1:10 PM, Drew had a call from his mom. Charis had developed a fever and her temperature was 103 degrees. If she had been home with us, I would have given her Tylenol and called her doctor, but she was five hours away. We decided she should go to an urgent care clinic. Once at the clinic, I had to give my mother-in-law Charis's insurance information. FYI, in the future, I plan on copying my children's insurance cards and giving the copies to my in-laws so they have copies in cases like these. It turns out, Charis had the flu caused by influenza A. She's finally feeling like herself, but she'll remain in PA through Christmas. On Saturday, Lil' J. and I will join her. Drew is staying in Maryland over Christmas, since he still has more data collection for his dissertation.

12 December 2014

Family Christian Holiday Gift Guide #Giveaway

13 more days until Christmas! If you're like me, you bought half of your gifts throughout the year, but the last half you have yet to buy. Many people on my list I have yet to buy for are Christians and like watching books and movies.

11 December 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set #Review #Giveaway

One of my favorite decorations are candles, especially during the winter when it's cold, dark, and dreary outside. A reward I often give myself for daily wiping the bathroom sink is lighting a candle afterwards. They make homes much more homey.

10 December 2014

Ribbed Baby Longies

I started knitting a pair of ribbed baby longies for my niece. My sister told me that she wears 2T clothes, but when I saw M. at Thanksgiving, there was NO way the longies I started to knit would stay up on her. So I went back to the drawing board. I am not unraveling the longies, instead I'll finish knitting them later for someone else. I went back into my stash yarn and picked out Paton's classic wool {New denim, Wisteria, and Royal purple} and Cascade 220 paints {Denim storm}. Cast on 88. K1P1 ribbing. Included an eyelet row since my niece is so skinny and my need to have an i cord to keep the pants up. Each side has P1K1 ribbing for 11 stitches.

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Linking up at Ginny's Yarn Along.

06 December 2014

Frozen Toddler Bed and Chair Giveaway



This Christmas the THING to buy is anything to do with Frozen. Boys and girls love watching Frozen and have memorized many of the songs in the movie. If you want to put a smile on your child's face, then enter to win a giveaway for a Frozen upholstered chair and canopy toddler bed.

Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with a handful of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway just in time for the Holidays! Special thanks to our co-hosts Our Piece of Earth, Bayou City Mamas, Metro Detroit Mommy, The Stuff of Success, and Found Frolicking.
Sponsored by Delta Children!
Everything Mommyhood received both Disney's Frozen Upholstered Chair & Canopy Toddler Bed, make sure to check out her review! Disney's Frozen Upholstered Chair Review Disney's Frozen Canopy Toddler Bed Review

Disney's Frozen Upholstered Chair A cool chair fit for a (snow) queen, this Frozen Upholstered Chair from Delta Children will cast a stylish spell on your girl's room. Featuring colorful graphics of Anna and Elsa, this comfy chair boasts a sturdy hardwood frame and plush seat, making it the perfect place for any Frozen fan.
  • Recommended for ages 3-6
  • Holds up to 100 lbs.
  • Features a hardwood frame and padded seat
  • Assembled dimensions: 23.5"L x 17.5"W x 18.5"H
  • Wipe clean with mild soap and water
  • Meets or exceeds all safety standards set by the CPSC
Disney's Frozen Canopy Toddler Bed With fun graphics along the canopy, headboard and footboard that feature Princess Anna and Queen Elsa, your child will love the Disney Frozen Anna and Elsa Canopy Toddler Bed. Two attached sleep rails help keep your little one from falling out of bed while sleeping, and the sturdy steel frame and high-quality plastic construction are easy to assemble and provide durable support for your child. The bed meets or exceeds ASTM and CPSC safety standards.
  • Two attached guard rails provide safety as your little one sleeps
  • Colorful Frozen graphics feature Princess Anna and Queen Elsa on the canopy, headboard and footboard
  • Low to the ground design helps make the bed easy to get into and out of
  • Steel frame and high-quality plastic construction provide a sturdy and durable design
  • Fits a standard-sized crib mattress (sold separately)
  • Simple assembly
  • JPMA certified to meet or exceed ASTM and CPSC safety standards
  • Recommended use: up to 50 lbs.
  • Product dimensions: 54"L x 31"W x 29"H
Buy it: You can purchase the Frozen Upholstered Chair at Toys R Us for $69.99. You can purchase the Frozen Toddler Canopy Bed at Toys R Us for $79.99.
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Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a Frozen Upholstered Chair AND Frozen Toddler Canopy Bed, Retail approximately $150.00. Open to US only, 18 and up. Void where prohibited. One entrant per household/IP Address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway ends 12/20/2014 at 11:59pm CST
Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood received the items mentioned above for the posting and promotion of her review and giveaway. This blog didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the promotion of this giveaway. All opinions are 100% our own and were not influenced in any way. Everything Mommyhood and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment, Delta Children is responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. Only one entrant per household, per address may enter. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond in a timely manner, a new winner will be chosen and you will forfeit your prize. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

01 December 2014

Uno, Dos, Tres, Posada! #Review

Charis loves reading and enjoys learning Spanish. Her father helped give her the desire to learn another language. Drew has his Bachelor's degree in French, Spanish, and Political Science and received his Master's degree in Spanish translation. When Drew does not want Charis to pick up on what he is saying, he speaks to me in Spanish. Charis wants to be like daddy and learn Spanish. As a result, I have gone to the library to check out books, CDs, and DVDs to help informally educate her.

With Christmas coming, I decided to check out Uno, Dos, Tres, Posada! Let's Celebrate Christmas by Virginia Knoll. Throughout the book, the author uses the format, "I say uno and you say one." Following each rhyming phrase, a Spanish word or phrase is introduced to the reader. The illustrations and context allow the reader to easily understand the Spanish word or phrase.

At the end of the book, Virginia included an author's not explaining that "A posada is a party that is held on each of the nine nights before Christmas (Navidad)." She then goes on to write about the activities that happen leading up to the posada and what you would expect to see and taste during the party.

This book is perfect for pre-school aged children. I highly recommend it, especially if you want to introduce your child to Spanish this time of year.

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27 November 2014

15% Coupon Code for Eyla's


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Visit Eylas.com and save 15% while you can!  Happy Holidays!

26 November 2014

Nine Naturals #Giveaway



Welcome to our week-long giveaway that we are co-hosting with a fabulous group of mommy bloggers from across the United States and Canada. We are very excited to be giving away toxic-free goodies from Brooklyn (New York) based company Nine Naturals. Forward-thinking Nine Naturals make personal products which are smart and safe for moms and moms-to-be. They craft their products using only natural and organic ingredients, which include shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, deodorant, body wash, sunscreen and lip balm. Mommy Beware For a health conscious mother or mother-to-be, most of us are well aware as to the dangers of eating genetically modified foods and foods sprayed with pesticides. We are aware of the dangers of drinking coffee, consuming alcohol, or smoking during pregnancy, and so many other things. However, not a lot of attention is spent on the dangers of slathering disease-causing chemicals and endocrine disruptors on our bodies, which are found in most mainstream personal products. Especially, as these are used on a daily basis! The skin is the largest organ, and it aptly absorbs whatever is put on it very quickly, traveling into the blood stream, moving around the body, and of course this can affect a fragile fetus growing inside. So What is Available and Safe to use during pregnancy 

24 November 2014

Currently {November 24, 2014}

Thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! This is my FAVORITE time of the year. I have been torturing my husband by playing Christmas on and off music since July. Knitting projects for my nieces and nephew have commenced. Actually, my nephew's is finished. It's just my two nieces' gifts that I need to complete.

We're looking forward to seeing our immediate {and extended} families this week. On Thursday, we'll be at my parent's house for Thanksgiving-having traditional American Thanksgiving food. On Friday, we'll be at my mother-in-law's house eating Italian food for our second Thanksgiving meal.

20 November 2014

Kitty Baby Slippers #YarnAlong

I have started knitting both of my nieces their Christmas gifts, and better yet, the great thing about knitting for babies/toddlers is they don't need a lot of yarn for their projects. So, stash busting it is.

K. will {hopefully} receive a pair of kitty baby slippers. I write "hopefully" because I have to felt them and if they felt to be too small, I'll just have to give them to another baby. I knit both soles. Unfortunately, once I started knitting the main part on one of the slippers, I ran out of yarn. Since the slippers are a gift for someone else, I am going to buy more yarn at JoAnn Fabrics. 


I am knitting a pair of longies for M. On her Christmas list, her parents wrote she needed some leggings. I found some yarn {Patons classic wool and Cascade 220} that I'm going to use for her project. The waistband is pink, the body of the pants will be knit in birds of paradise, and the legs will be stripes of turquoise and black.

What's on your needles? 
Join me at Ginny's Yarn Along.

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10 November 2014

Currently {November 10, 2014}

Currently enjoying a visit with my in-laws. They made a five hour trek to visit us-or really, visit our children. Lil' J has been wooing them with his smile. Charis spent the night with them at their hotel and went swimming with Grandma this morning.

Tonight, I went to the library and swung through the Starbucks drive through without my children. I love them, but must admit, it was nice to go to the library and quickly get what I went for. I tried the Chestnut Praline Latte tonight; it was so delicious, much, much better than the Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

09 November 2014

Pineapple Chicken Curry #Recipe

Remember the Chiquita Cooking Lab Recipe Contest I wrote about in October? I submitted a recipe to Chiquita over a week ago. The three ingredients for the week I submitted my recipe were: Pineapple, Spinach, and Bananas. The first thing that came to my mind was, "I need to make a smoothie recipe, but that's the obvious thing to make." I was then reminded of the vast array of foods my aunt made for my Grandad's 90th birthday. My favorite dish was a pineapple curry recipe. Unfortunately, I did not get the recipe from her. Then, I decided to come up with a recipe for a curry dish. Bananas did not go in the dish itself, instead they were a garnish on top of the curry.

08 November 2014

Save Up to 50% Off on Crafty's Online Classes

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Have you wanted to try a new craft? Or advance your skill set in knitting, crocheting, sewing, art, or photography? Then don't miss Craftsy's Shop to Unlock Sale happening now! Get up to 50% off online classes for a limited time only! If you purchase a class during the flash sale, you will unlock a second set of classes on sale. For users that purchase, you will receive a subsequent email with a link "unlocking" the next set of classes. Hurry, this offer expires on November 9, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy's Shop to Unlock Sale now and save big.


What class would you like to take?

07 November 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas found on Zuilily

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Christmas is coming! After today, there are six more Fridays left. One of my favorite websites is Zulily. There you can purchase items for the whole family for a percentage off regular retail price. 

Here are five categories I found that would make good Christmas gifts:

06 November 2014

21 Day Walk Challenge

Before children I used to love Daylight Savings Time-but now, I very much dislike it. Before DST, after Charis and Justin woke up from their naps, we often walked to the park. Justin rode in the stroller, and I brought a jump rope to work out while Charis was playing at the playground and swings. But now since it gets darker, it is often too late to walk to the park.

On Monday morning, I saw Leslie Sansone posted a 21 Day Walk Challenge on her Facebook page. Woohoo!! This is just what I needed. I hope to get back into taking my children for walks, but I need to find the time that now best suits our needs. Monday afternoon, after both children woke up, we went to the library to borrow the DVDs suggested in this week's workout.

05 November 2014

My First Soaker #YarnAlong

First hand knit soaker made by me in 2010.
As a little girl, I remember visiting my granny in Northern Ireland. I loved watching her knit. I remember asking my granny, "Will you teach me how to knit?" She taught me the garter stitch. When I went home that summer, every now and then I would knit. But distance wise, I was not close to granny and my new knitting skill slowly dwindled.

In college, I picked up knitting again. My first year of nursing school, I even knit a few scarves as Christmas gifts, but thought, "Knitting is boring." Looking back, I realize I was bored with knitting the garter stitch all the time. I did not seek to expand my skills.

04 November 2014

Audrey BumGenius 4.0 Snap #Giveaway

One of my favorite cloth diaper brands is BumGenius, since I have found their diapers fit my daughter when she was still in diapers at 40 lbs. I bought this diaper to give as a baby gift, but the person I bought it for, did not like the print. Since I have a boy, I decided not use it on him. As a result, I'm giving it away on my blog.

What's your favorite BumGenius print that has been released?

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BumGenius 4.0 Diaper #Giveaway

BG 4.0 Giveaway

Who doesn't want to celebrate her birthday by giving away a cloth diaper?!

It's Lindsay at Maman Loup's Den's 21st birthday (haha!) and Renee at Lil' Monkey Cheeks is helping her celebrate by giving away a BumGenius 4.0 to one lucky winner! The giveaway is open to Canadian and US entrants, and the winner will receive her choice of BumGenius solid colour 4.0 pocket diaper. (ERV $22) Please see the Rafflecopter form for full terms & conditions. Runs Nov. 4 at 12 AM until Nov. 17 at 11:59 PM, EST.

Win a BumGenius 4.0!

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Bloggers were not compensated for promoting this giveaway. Please contact Lindsay at MamanLoupsDen(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions.

03 November 2014

Yarn Giveaway #Thankful4Followers

Welcome to the [2nd Annual] Thankful for our Followers Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!
YOU are the reason that bloggers like us host giveaways so we've decided it’s time for all of us bloggers to show even more of our appreciation to you… our readers and blog followers.

One of my favorite hobbies is knitting, especially in the fall and winter. This time of year, I can often be found knitting Christmas gifts. I will be giving away a small yarn package, perfect for knitting or crocheting items for yourself or family. The yarn I will be giving away includes:
  • Sugar ' n Cream-Psychedelic {ARV $2.99}
  • Patons Kroy Sock Stripe-Meadow Stripe {$7.49}
  • Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash-Apple Green {$5.99}
  • KnitPicks Comfy Worsted-Zinnia {$2.99}
  • Lion Brand Bonbons-Celebrate {$7.99}

 Normally we offer giveaways with entries to help boost our blog and following numbers, but this Hop is all about making it easier on YOU.
Each blogger in this Hop is offering a wonderful prize, worth at least $25 and ALL giveaways have only ONE way to enter! Hop around to them all as we show you how we’re Thankful for YOU! Enter below via Rafflecopter.

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Thankful for Our Followers participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

If you won this giveaway, what would you make with the yarn?

02 November 2014

Sitting Still During Church

Drinking her Nesquik
We have been working with Charis on sitting still in her seat and listening to what is being said during church. She, like any active four year old, is not always very good at this. There are some Sundays where we are up and down over and over again-taking her to the bathroom, taking her out of church, and helping her refocus her attention.

01 November 2014

Halloween

Yesterday was Halloween: it was my daughter's first time trick or treating-or in our case trunk or treating. In the past, we have never gone trick or treating. Charis's first three Halloweens were spent at our church Reformation party. Last year, we did not have a Reformation party, but I was in Pennsylvania, at my parents' house on Halloween.

This was the first year we did not have any other obligations. The last few weeks I have been "slaving" away on my child's costumes. Okay, I joyfully knit them.

29 October 2014

Kitty Hat #Yarn Along

On Saturday night, I told my mother, "I'll be finished with Charis's kitty hat by Tuesday." Unfortunately, I have not cast off yet. I finished one of the ears, It will take less than 30 minutes to finish the other ear. I am not looking forward to weaving in all the ends.

Other than water, one of my favorite beverages to drink is tea, especially chai tea. Since going to Uganda in 2006, I am very particular about the taste of my chai teas. My favorite brand is Tazo organic chai. In the past, I have tried putting together spices and making real, homemade tea, but the results have always been wanting. You can often find me drinking tea and knitting at night after my children go to bed. Do you drink anything when you knit?

#SBMidnightRelease Twitter Party is TONIGHT #Giveaway

@SoftBums #SBMidnightRelease Twitter party

I'm so excited to join SoftBums to celebrate the release of their newest color combination - midnight blue with black snaps! You're invited to celebrate with us at the #SBMidnightRelease Twitter Party on October 29th, beginning at 8 pm CST/9 pm EST! This is an awesome opportunity to meet up with other cloth diaper enthusiasts, learn about what makes SoftBums products unique, and enter to win some great prizes! Ready to Party? Be sure to RSVP using the form below to be eligible to win prizes at the party! Be sure to follow host @InquisitiveMom and sponsor @SoftBums. Only the first entry is mandatory to RSVP, but completing additional entries will increase your odds of winning. You must RSVP and tweet at least once publicly using the hashtag #sbmidnightrelease between 9 pm EST and 10 pm EST on 10/29/14 to be eligible to win. Entries will be verified, so please make sure that your twitter profile is public during the duration of the event.

27 October 2014

Currently {October 27, 2014}

Thinking about soup! The weather is cooler. The temps are lower. Yes, I do realize what I wrote is redundant, but I don't care. A few soup recipes I have found that sound delicious are:

The many library books I need to take back to the library ASAP! Please tell me I'm not the only one who should have a library wing named after them. Sadly, I have library fines I need to pay and can not borrow any more books until those fines are paid. So, off to the library they will go.

24 October 2014

Preschool Books: From Sheep to Yarn


Lately, my daughter has been interested in everything related to knitting, such as yarn, needles, gauge swatches, patterns stitches. She has asked many questions, "How is yarn made? How do you knit?" I told her, "Yarn comes from sheep." Charis was even more puzzled. I took my daughter to the library in search of children's books to help answer some of her questions. I am doing a very informal unit study with Charis about processing wool-from sheep to yarn. How wool becomes yarn for preschoolers.

22 October 2014

Kitty Hat and Guest Posting #YarnAlong

I started knitting Charis the "Kitty Hat", but I have not gotten very far because caring for my son and nourishing him is more important than knitting. On Halloween, Charis will dress up as Hello Kitty. For Charis's birthday, Aunt Jen and Uncle Robbie gave her a Hello Kitty shirt. I bought Hello Kitty fabric at Jo-Ann Fabric to sew her a skirt, and I'm knitting her a kitty hat. Once the hat is finished, I plan on embroidering eyes and attaching a knit bow on the hat.

Canadian WAHM Superheroes #Giveaway

3 (4)Welcome and bienvenue to the Canadian WAHM Superheroes Super Giveaway, hosted by Lindsay at Maman Loup's Den!

When Lindsay first took the plunge into becoming a Work-at-Home Mom, she went in search of a community of fellow WAHMs with whom to network. Finding only resources suitable to American Moms, she decided to create her own group. She called it "Canadian WAHM Superheroes" because it can sometimes take superhuman powers to manage a home-based business and a home!

This giveaway highlights the creations of 11 Canadian WAHMs and is open to their target audience: CANADIANS! (Shipping costs make cross-border business pretty tricky) Check out these 11 awesome prizes for 11 lucky-duck Canuck winners:

Exclusive one-size Ella Bella Bum cloth diaper with inserts & booster

EBB Prize

When planning the Canadian WAHM Superheroes giveaway, Lindsay knew she had to get Sam from Ella Bella Bum on board, and she hasn't even had the chance to try one of her diapers yet! The frenzy that surrounds Ella Bella Bum stockings is pure insanity, and she's noticed fellow cloth diapering Moms in Qu├ębec have gotten on the EBB train, too. If you're curious about EBBs, check out Celeste from Thinking About Cloth Diaper's recent review. Sam is generously offering one winner a "3 Wishes" Exclusive, One Size Diaper with inserts and booster. This print is specifically designed for Ella Bella Bum. Retail value: $44.75

Headband Pack from Miss Molly Bowtique

Miss Molly Bowtique Prize

Miss Molly Bowtique offers a variety of hair accessories that are suitable for girls of all ages. Based out of Comox, BC she will be offering a headband pack valued at $30 where the winner will get to choose the sizing of the headband!

Custom Diaper from Butt Ons Cloth Diapers

Butt Ons Prize

Butt Ons Cloth Diapers is based in Alexandria, Ontario. She makes hybrid fitted, newborn, OS, and over-night diapers. One lucky winner will receive a free custom diaper valued at $32.

Prize Pack from Little Miss Bows and Bands
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Farah at Little Miss Bows and Bands is offering 1 set of baby leg Warmers, a set of 3 shabby headbands and 2 clips to one lucky winner! Perfect for that Little Miss in your life. Retail value: $30

Custom Cloth Diaper or Custom Mama Pads & Wrap from Occupied Mind Creations

OCM prize

Occupied Mind Creations based in Bothwell, Ontario is offering your choice of either a custom standard all-in-two or hybrid diaper (not organic or import) valued at $26 OR 2 custom regular mama pads and a pad wrap, valued at $25. Lettermail shipping is on OMC!

Two Diaper Covers and Choice of Inserts from Eenvoudig

Eenvoudig Prize

One lucky winner will choose two Diaper Covers and two Prefolds or a Hemp Bamboo Trifold from Eenvoudig's Etsy store. Retail value: $25.

Calvin Klein-Inspired Onesie Diaper Cake or Equivalent Store Credit from Sweet Little Baby Cakes

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Sweet Little Baby Cakes based in Courtenay B.C. specializes in newborn diaper cakes. These practical & unique baby gifts for the new mother have what the new mommy wants and needs the most...a lot of diapers. We also carry photo props including newborn headbands, photo wraps, maternity sashes & bunting flags. We ship our products across Canada & to the U.S & offer free delivery/shipping from Campbell River to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. One lucky winner will receive a Calvin Klein Inspired Onesie Cakevalued at$40.00. This mini three tier diaper cake is whipped from 50 size 1 Pampers Swaddlers diapers Topped & frosted with 2 C.K onesies, 2 matching headbands, 1pr. alligator clips & coordinating ribbon. Approximate size 10" round by 14" high. Since not everyone needs a diaper cake, the winner may also choose $40 shop credit. Sweet Little Baby Cakes can make cloth diaper cakes upon request!

  A Walda Hat from C.T. Zill Creations

CT Zill Creations

C.T.Zill Creations is based in Thorold, Ontario. Carla is a WAHM who, in her spare time, loves to crochet, make custom jewelry and repair cloth diapers. One lucky winner will receive a Walda hat valued at $30. Super thick and cozy, this basket-weave hat is sure to get noticed! With a cute pom-pom and just the right amount of slouch, this hat is sure to become a favourite. Made from 100% Acrylic.

A Hybrid Diaper and Bib from Mouse & Hatter Designs

Mouse & Hatter Designs

Mouse & Hatter Designs is an Ottawa based company all about your little one's comfort while creating products that are eco-friendly and handmade. She specializes in hybrid fitted cloth diapers/accessories and other customizable children's apparel made with organic and/ or upcycled materials. ie: Diaper pants, shirts, hoodies, booties, bibs, cloth wipes, custom orders etc. The lucky winner will receive 1 OS hybrid diaper and bib valued at 35$!!!

Four Lanyards and Three Keychains from Cold Lipstick's Garden

cold lipsticks garden

Cold Lipstick's Garden is pleased to be giving away a set of 4 lanyards of the winners choosing, as well as 3 key chains! Valued at $35. Headband for Mom and Matching Baby Accessory from Apple Tree Baby

WAHM super contest

Apple Tree Baby is a Saskatoon-based business specializing in handmade mom and baby items. The winner will receive an adult sized twist headband and their choice of either a matching child-sized twist headband or matching child-sized slouchy beanie. Valued at $25.

The Canadian WAHM Superheroes Giveaway is open to Canadians only. Please see the Giveaway Tools form for full terms and conditions.
Participating bloggers were not compensated for their promotion of this giveaway. Bloggers are not responsible for technical failures or sponsors' inability to fulfill prize commitments. Please contact Lindsay at mamanloupsden(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions or concerns.

21 October 2014

Reminded of My Weakness

Saturday night, my 5 month old woke up not once, but five times. 8 AM Sunday, I cried. It was officially the fifth time he woke up since 12 AM, and he was not going back to sleep. Drew helped out and got up with Charis and the baby.

Sunday night, Lil' J woke up four times. That is not including the two times I finished nursing him, put him back in his crib, and he woke up crying again within 10 minutes. Both of those times, I picked him back up and nursed him again on both breasts. Monday morning, I was exhausted, impatient, and felt like I was losing my mind.

20 October 2014

Currently {October 20, 2014}

Brief recap of our life currently: On Saturday, we had our church picnic. It was cold and windy. I was so thankful that I brought a hat and cardigan for Lil' J. My daughter did NOT want to wear her jacket. Most of the evening I let her get her way, but about 30 minutes before leaving, I firmly told her, "Put it on." She obeyed, but as she put it on, she said, "I'm not cold."

At the picnic, one of the games involved a pair of disguise glasses. Charis was given a pair of glasses after the picnic. Yesterday before church, I had fun putting them on my son and taking a picture of the little cutie.

18 October 2014

Surprise Ride #Review #Giveaway


Charis is at an age where she is very inquisitive, constantly asking questions, and wanting to create things. Unless things change, our plan is to home school our daughter next year. I have been doing informal educational activities with Charis.  When I saw an opportunity to review a Surprise Ride educational subscription box, I jumped at the chance.

Chiquita Cooking Lab Recipe Contest #ChiquitaCookingLab #MMLovesChiquita

Do you love bananas and cooking or baking? Then check out the Chiquita Cooking Lab Contest going on now.

  • Each week 3 ingredients will be listed. Just scratch off the ticket each week to see the ingredients.
  • Create a recipe using those three ingredients. The recipe can have more ingredients, but it has to have the three listed ingredients each week.
  • Submit your recipe over at Chiquita anytime before Sunday ends.
Want more incentive to enter the contest? Each week there will be one $4000 Grand Prize Winner. Plus, there will be four random first Prize winners winning a Chiquita prize pack. 

The contest runs from now through November 24, 2014.

What recipe will you create?
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I will be receiving a GC for promoting the Chiquita
Cooking Lab Recipe Contest.

17 October 2014

$25 GC to Adelaide's Attic by Director Jewels #TreatYourself

We’re just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind… treats!  Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! In this Hop, you’ll find lots of special treats to keep you entering giveaways until it’s time to go out and gather your own - so be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below and don’t miss the AMAZING Grand Prize Giveaway - from Step2!



Wife, Mummy, Nurse will be giving away a $25 GC to Adelaide's Attic by Director Jewels. At Adelaide's Attic you will find beautiful hair accessories-headbands and clips, soft toys-loveys and pillows, and birthday party planning customized printables.

Does your little girl love Disney Princesses, then you will want to check out the Set of 6 Pretty Princess Felted Clippies.


Are you a Patriots fan and want to go all out and wear a headband for the big game, then check out the Royal Blue, Silver headband.


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