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Parents Goody Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win a Herschel Backpack Full of Ice Cream Coupons

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!” Once you start singing the tune you can’t stop…and you automatically want your favorite treat! Whether you stay inside and scoop yourself a bowl, or go out with friends and family to your local ice cream spot, eating ice cream will always remain a popular pastime in the summer months. Plus, July is National Ice Cream Month, so what are you waiting for? Grab your spoons and dig in!

Unilever is giving ONE lucky winner this cute red Herschel backpack full of five Unilever Ice Cream Brand coupons, including Breyers (a great choice if you’re making our ice cream sandwich recipes), Fruttare Fruit Bars, Klondike, Popsicle and MAGNUM Ice Cream (a personal favorite at our office), an approximate $110 value. Score!

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day on Monday, July 7. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on July 8 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

Have some fun and throw an ice cream themed party with decorations and all!

Congrats to our winner, Kelsey Mehrens! Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook to claim your prize!

How To Make Paper Ice Cream Cone Decorations
How To Make Paper Ice Cream Cone Decorations
How To Make Paper Ice Cream Cone Decorations

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It’s a Jungle Out There: Shop Animal Prints for Baby!

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Zebras, leopards, and cheetahs–oh my! Whether you’re a fan of making a bold statement or prefer classic critter-printed apparel, you’ll fall for these animal-themed selections. We won’t tail–uh, tell–if you feel compelled to buy more than one item!

These kiddo sandals are so cute, you’ll want to purchase pairs in all three patterns! The strap on the back will help them stay on active feet. ($18, Nordstrom.com)

Keep him cozy in this giraffe-themed swaddle. ($20, Diapers.com) 

Any Cheetah Girl will love this cute top–it comes in both pink and purple. ($12, Kohl’s.com) 

This leopard-print pouch will keep Baby’s pacifier safe and sound while she’s on-the-go. ($15, Hayneedle) Your little lion man sure knows how to roar–now dress him in this patterned one-piece. It also comes in pink! ($24, Barney’s)

Do you know your baby animal names, Mama-to-be? You may enjoy this fun baby shower game!

Baby Shower Games: Baby Animals
Baby Shower Games: Baby Animals
Baby Shower Games: Baby Animals

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The Best Diaper Bag for Your Style

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A woman can never have too many handbags. A clutch for date night, a tote for the beach, a purse for day-to-day activities…the list goes on. Plus, within each category, you also have to consider your color preferences, decide whether you want to save or splurge, and choose whether you prefer something trendy or classic.

When it comes to purchasing a diaper bag, you’ll have to make the same decisions! But we all know moms are too busy to browse website after website, so we’ve rounded up a few options (most of which come with changing pads!) that will satisfy you no matter your palette, budget, or style. Now get shopping–we even feature an option for your man! Click the images for details.

Conservative with a Twist: This Baby Essentials bag is nice and simple on the outside (love the gold handles!), while the leopard interior (surprise!) adds a wild element. It’s perfect for the mom wants a streamlined style with a little bit of funk. ($25, Target.com) 

Pink Lady: What spit-up? This tote by Trend Lab will remind you of your days as a full-time fashionista but is also roomy enough for all of your current essentials ($30, Kmart) 

Baby Got Backpack: This Bumble Collection sack can be worn multiple ways, and its cheerful print is great for spring and summer. ($100, Wayfair.com) 

Pattern-Friendly Parent: Preppies and design fanatics will love the Greek Key print on this Hoohobbers tote. Bonus: it’s super eye-catching (read: it’s difficult to misplace among your stash of baby gear and dirty clothes!). ($88, Diapers.com) 

Messenger and a Bottle: Can’t forget about Dad! He won’t need to send out an SOS when he’s armed with this Diaper Dude bag–its no frills look makes it an excellent choice. ($123, Hayneedle)

Plus, some tips from a pro:

Picking A Diaper Bag
Picking A Diaper Bag
Picking A Diaper Bag

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Parents Goody Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pair of Heelys Skate Sneakers

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Buying new shoes for your kids is no longer just a back-to-school ritual. With summer here, and kids wanting to run around and play all day, don’t be surprised if your kid requests Heelys. They’re sneakers with a wheel in the heel. Your child can choose if he or she wants to walk, run, or skate–just by shifting their weight!

Kids wearing Heelys should also wear a helmet and pads, just like they’re on roller skates or a skateboard. Watch the YouTube video from the company to see how to use Heelys safely. The advantage of Heelys is that the wheels pop out, so your kid can, for instance, walk-skate to a friend’s house and then remove the wheels and walk right inside without changing shoes or carrying a big piece of equipment.

Heelys (a part of Sequential Brands Group, Inc.) is offering TWO lucky readers a chance to win a pair of their skate sneakers; winners get to choose a style, and most styles are worth approximately $70. To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day June 30th. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on July 1 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

And here’s a good place to take your kid-on-wheels: Your local library! Free air conditioning and books sounds like a good afternoon to us…

Congrats to our TWO winners, Kristen Mcclary and Emily Wozniak Braun! Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook to claim your prize!

Kids Books for Summer
Kids Books for Summer
Kids Books for Summer

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By Susan Yoo-Lee, Editor of Savings.com

Saving a little money here and there with coupons and discount codes is great, but wouldn’t it be nice to get something for free? Some time? Maybe just once?

This week’s deals are just that – offers for free items from places we especially love in the summer, like Carvel, Hardees and Carl’s Jr. So ahead … get something for free for once in your life!

  1. Carvel. Buy 1 Get 1 Free sundaes every Wednesday all summer long (Print coupon). Expires 09/30/2014.
  2. HardeesBuy 1 Get 1 Free Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich on Mondays (Click on coupon to print). Expires 6/30/2014.
  3. Carl’s JrBuy 1 Get 1 Free Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich on Mondays (Click on coupon to print). Expires 6/30/2014.
  4. BrueggersFree Snapple Iced Tea with breakfast or lunch sandwich (Print coupon). Expires 6/30/2014.
  5. Arm & Hammer. Free Arm & Hammer 14lb Clump & Seal Cat Litter with Rebate (Click through and fill out rebate form to make item free). Expires 11/30/2014.

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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win a Princess Party Pack from Just Pretend Kids

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

They say playing dress-up starts when you’re a little girl and it never truly ends. From the plastic heels in our dress-up box we received at Christmas, to the outfits and accessories that were passed down to us, many of us understand wanting to act and look like a princess!

Just Pretend Kids (a division of Wyla Inc.) is giving away a Sweetheart Princess Party Pack to ONE lucky winner, an approximate $106 value. This Deluxe Party Box,(which is an upcoming product from the brand available in July!) for a total of eight guests, includes: a Sweetheart Pink Princess costume, invitations, 9″ plates, 7″ plates, napkins, a table cover, 9 oz. cups, and cutlery. Save it for her next birthday, or surprise her with a party playdate this summer. Let her dress the part and invite you to tea!

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day June 25. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on June 26 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

And if you know you’ll be shopping for some dress-up clothes, especially for Halloween, trying following Just Pretend Kids on Facebook.

Congrats to our winner, Holly Reifke! Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook!

Want tips and tricks on how to make a delicious (and beautiful) birthday cake?

Fun Cakes for Kids
Fun Cakes for Kids
Fun Cakes for Kids

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

By Susan Yoo-Lee, Editor of Savings.com

Whether your family is way into camping or despises the idea, this week’s camping deals are sure to offer up discounts on all kinds of summer necessities. An awesome portable grill pulls double-duty as a great addition to any backyard as well as a dinner-producing machine for those nights when you and the kids are sleeping under the stars. [The outdoor clothing is pretty clutch in general, too, for those warm summer months that lend themselves to dirt and water-covered kiddies!]

  1. Portable Grill: Char-Broil. 10% off all orders $75 or more (Coupon code: TBD). Expires 7/15/2014.
  2. Camping Gear: Tilly’s20% off camping over $100 (Coupon code: CAMPING). Expires 6/30/2014.
  3. Outdoor Clothing: Macys.com. Save 15%-20% off most departments site wide (Coupon code: SUMMER). Expires 6/22/2014.
  4. Camping Shoes: Crocs.com. $20 off orders $100 or more (Coupon code: SAVE20). Expires 6/30/2014.
  5. Water, Shock, Snow, Dirt Proof Cases: Lifeproof. 15% off all orders (Coupon code: middleton15). Expires 6/22/2014.

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Parents Goody Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win the LEGO Movie and a New LEGO Play Set

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Everything is awesome! You saw The LEGO Movie in theaters with your kiddos
and they loved it (and they can’t stop talking about it, right?). Today, LEGO releases the movie in a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD (with two hours of extra content!), right in time for road trips and backyard movie nights. Own the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack or Digital HD now and you’re set for the summer!

To celebrate, LEGO is offering ONE grand-prize winner a chance to receive his or her own UltraViolet Digital Download of The LEGO Movie (worth $19.95) and the exclusive Rescue Reinforcements toy set (valued at $70 and recommended for ages 8 to 14).

And LEGO is giving NINE other lucky readers the chance to win his or her own copy of the UltraViolet Digital Download of the movie.

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day on June 23. Be sure to check back on June 24 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. We’ve also posted all the Official Rules. Goody luck!

Violet Digital Download of The LEGO Movie; each worth $19.95.

© 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. LEGO, the LEGO logo and the minifigure are trademarks and/or copyrights of The LEGO Group. © 2014 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

Includes UltraViolet™. Limited-time offer. High Definition not currently available on all devices. Other restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details.

Congrats to our ONE grand-prize winner, Joy Person. You have won an UltraViolet Digital Download of The Lego Movie and the exclusive Rescue Reinforcements toy set! Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook!

Congrats to our other NINE winners who will receive an UltraViolet Digital Download of The Lego Movie:

  • Bernie Wallace 
  • Kalie Glines 
  • Beth Elder 
  • Kim Lish
  • Laura Muro 
  • Lauren Portmann
  • Jodi Brown
  • Vivian Sun 
  • Emma Walpole 

Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook to claim your prize!

 

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