Make The New Baby Transition Easier For Older Siblings with Mission: New Baby Book #Giveaway

Mission: New Baby (Hardcover)

By (author): Susan Hood

Greetings, Special Agent! You’ve accepted the mission: you’re going to be a big sibling! This is your super-secret guide to training your family’s newest recruit. There will be lots to do, like leading physical training (teaching your sibling to walk) and sharing intel (reading together), but we know you’re up for the challenge. Best of luck, Agent! This is HQ, signing off. Over and out!
List Price: $16.99 USD
New From: $8.42 USD In Stock
Used from: $6.53 USD In Stock
Release date February 24, 2015.

Mission: New Baby by Susan Hood is a book to make the transition to a new sibling see more like a mission and your child a special agent.  This book will be an inspiration for soon-to-be big brothers and sisters.

Mission: New Baby | Susan Hood

Parents will appreciate the encouraged bonding as they share this book as a family.  The illustrations by Mary Lundquist are absolutely charming and the text will have everyone giggling.  If you are looking for a unique book to celebrate an older sibling, then Mission: New Baby is what you’re looking for.  Recommended for children ages 3-7, book is 32 pages and available in hardcover or Ebook.

National Siblings Day is April 10th!  This book would be perfect for starting that sibling bond off early!

Random House Children’s Books is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  Two lucky blog readers will win their own copy of Mission: New Baby! . Thank you to Random House for the review book and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” Blu-Ray Giveaway #TheHobbit

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-Ray

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include:

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video
• Trailers


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Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Blu-ray The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Giveaway open to the U.S. and Canada. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes. Please enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good Luck!!!

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Easy Easter Treats To Make With Kids

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Is it wrong to dip tender, sweet marshmallow Peeps in melted chocolate?  If it is…I’m guilty!  I wanted to share how much fun we had with colorful Peep Bunnies and Chicks, some sticks, sprinkles, decors and our imagination. There are so many fun things you can do with Peeps but making Peeps Pops has to be near the top of the list.


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So easy and you can decorate and make a nice centerpiece for a dessert buffet with them.  Just melt your chocolate and put your Peep on a stick and let your imagination run.  You can dip them totally and sprinkle with decors and sprinkles or you can dip just the bottom of the chicks so it looks like a nest.

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Whatever you decided this is a fun and tasty Easter project the whole family can take part in!  So grab some Peeps and get read for some dipping and sprinkling in the kitchen festivities.  With Peeps, chocolate and sprinkles…you can’t go wrong.  Later Peeps (sorry couldn’t resist).

Peeps Pops

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ReThink Your Sports Drink with BODYARMOR


As we move into spring, we are more active and involved in outdoor activities and sports.  Being active is great, but we have to remember especially when we are outdoors in warm or hot temperatures, to stay hydrated.  If you want a sports drink that’s healthier, check out BODYARMOR.  A premium sports drink that has more potassium and is packed with electrolytes, vitamins, and coconut water.

BODYARMOR is low in sodium and contains nothing artificial unlike other sports drinks on the market.  Perfect for young children like my own who don’t have a need for extra sodium in their diet not to mention the artificial ingredients found in most sports drinks.  As  moms, we know if our kids won’t drink it, it really doesn’t matter how healthy it is.  So, I was anxious to see what they thought of BODYARMOR  and find out if it passes the kid taste test in our house. I tried it first and found it delicious and refreshing.  Then he kids tried it and gave it 2 thumbs up for flavor and thirst quenching power!  Well, it looks like we have a unanimous high-five for BODYARMOR!



BODYARMOR is available in 7 delicious refreshing flavors:

  • Fruit Punch
  • Orange Mango
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Tropical Punch
  • Lemon Lime
  • Mixed Berry
  • Grape

Body Armor


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Many of today’s top athletes choose BODYARMOR as their sports drink of choice, including: Mike Trout, Andrew Luck, James Harden, Buster Posey, Rob Gronkowski, Kevin Love, Richard Sherman, Skylar Diggins and Sydney LeRoux.

  • BODYARMOR is available at the following retailers:
  • Target
  • King Kullen
  • Fresh Direct
  • Food Emporium
  • Wegmans

Do you want to try BODYARMOR?  I thought you would.  You can download a coupon for $1.00 Off! Make sure you follow BODYARMOR on Facebook and Pinterest to keep up on the latest news and offers.  Let me know what you think if you do try it.  I would love to hear!


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Dress With Style and Save Big Money During Cache Stores Liquidation Sale!

Cache a premium women’s apparel chain is closing all of its stores.  They are in the process of a liquidation sale to clear inventory.  Right now discounts of 30%-60% are going on but the percentage off is going to get larger as the sale period goes on.  You can follow Cache on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to speed on the latest reductions and extra savings.

Many stores are closing by March 30th so there are only a few days left to save big!  So hurry if you want to take advantage of huge reductions on high quality fashion for  women.  I took a look at their website and I really love the Pink Border Print Maxi Dress!  Discounts are in store only so head on down to your nearest location and get it before it’s gone!  Sale includes even the latest 2015 arrivals!

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Brand-Blogger Relations Focus of NYC Type-A Bootcamp-Will You Be There? #typeacon


Type-A Parent 7th Annual Conference (Atlanta, October 8-10, 2015)

I am making it a point to attend more conferences and network with other bloggers this year.  One of the conferences I am excited about is the Type-A Parent New York City Bootcamp which is going to focus on brand-blogger relations.  Not only is NYC super convenient for me, the focus of the bootcamp is perfect!

Type-A Parent was founded in 2007 and hosts the world’s top conferences for mom and dad bloggers.  In addition to the New York City bootcamp, there will be the 7th annual conference in Atlanta.  Type-A Parent conferences are packed with powerful networking with the best and brightest parent bloggers along with major brands and firms who want to engage with them.

Influential digital parents like myself will be attending  Type-A Parent New York City Bootcamp (Focus: Brand-Blogger Relations) and Type-A Parent 7th Annual Conference (Atlanta, October 8-10, 2015) this year.  Will we see you there?  Register at Type-A Parent Conferences, the premier events for mom and dad bloggers. Use CODEPARTNERSPECIAL to get 20% off for one day only!  Hope to see you there!

Type-A Parent New York City Bootcamp (Focus: Brand-Blogger Relations)


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Save Big Money On The Textbooks You Need!

College is expensive, believe me I know!  Once your tuition, housing and meals are covered it’s time to buy the textbooks.  If you buy them at the bookstore, you are going to be paying top dollar.  Did you know there’s a way to get the textbooks you need at a savings of up to 90% off bookstore prices?

At you can save 40-90% off bookstore prices and get the same textbooks!  There are so many perks to getting your text books at  You get free shipping both ways, can highlight the books, flexible renting periods and they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented.

Check out this video to see how it works!

With you will save big on the textbooks you need!  With all the expenses of higher education it really feels good to save money for a change!  Have you or your child used campusbookrentals?  If so, let us know how you liked it.

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Celebrate National Siblings Day with an I See Me! Personalized Big Brother/Sister Book Giveaway

April 10th is National Siblings Day and in honor we are featuring a giveaway for an I See Me! Personalized Sibling book.  There are 2 great personalized sibling books to choose from: What Big Sister Does Best and What Big Brother Does Best by renowned author-illustrator team Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger.

I See Me Big Brother Book Cover


I See Me Big Brother Dedication

I See Me Big Sister Book

I recently ordered What Big Brother Does Best and when it arrived I was blown away with the cuteness.  The charming text and adorable illustrations make it a delight to read and it promotes the special sibling bond.  You can add your “Big Brother’s” picture and special dedication to the inside page.  The books are perfect for celebrating a special big brother or big sister, make a great gift when a new baby arrives or make a candy free but sweet addition to an Easter basket.

I See Me Big Brother Inside Pages

Whether it’s a big sister or brother, these books will make them feel so proud and honored.  With the personalization you can add that special older sibling’s name throughout the story which makes it really magical for kids.

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Customers purchasing for more than one big brother, enter coupon codesibs25” at checkout to receive 25% off orders with 2 or more personalized sibling books. Books are 20 pages long and perfect for ages 0 to 8. Oh joy! Free Shipping for Easter is here. Use code SPRING. expires 3/27/15

I see me big sister inside pages


I See Me! is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win their choice of the 2 personalized sibling books! Thank you to I See Me! for the review book and for sponsoring this awesome giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Moxie Jean-Save Time, Money & The Planet-Resale Reimagined

This post is sponsored by Moxie Jean and may contain affiliate links, as always, my words and views are 100% my own.


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Babies and kids grow so fast, they hardly have time to wear most of their expensive and adorable outfits more than a few times.  Many times brand new outfits are outgrown before they are even worn.  I know most people buy gifts for a new baby in small sizes, so parents have so many outfits and such a short amount of time before they are outgrown.  No matter how hard I tried there were always brand new outfits never worn and a baby that no longer fit in that size.  Now there is a solution for all of this and more!

Moxie Jean is an online “upscale resale” store  started by 2 moms, Sharon Schneider and Sandra Pinter, who are also sisters.  Moxie Jean only sells new or “like new” clothing.  You will find  phenomenal name brands and styles at a fraction of what they cost new. Everything comes with their 100% satisfaction guarantee. Sizes for kids range from newborn to size 14.  You can get an additional 20% off your order when you sign up for their inventory alerts with your email.  The site is so easy to navigate, you choose girl or boy and size and then you can choose from several filters to narrow down their expansive selection. Every Monday and Thursday they get new inventory and you can shop new markdowns and clearance too for even greater savings.  I was very impressed and have ordered 2 times from them so far and believe me will again many times over.

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They have clothing, shoes and accessories and have recently added maternity clothing to their inventory.  Check them out, but hurry if you like something, at these prices things go fast!  Don’t hesitate if you see something you love for your child or yourself.

When your child has outgrown his or her clothing you can request a Moxie Jean Mailer Bag and send them back as well as add any other gently used or new clothing and they will be put on the site for sale.  When they sell you will receive a percentage of the purchase price.  Unsold clothing is donated to charity. Shopping at Moxie Jean is a way to save time, money and the planet without sacrificing style.  Moxie Jean is resale reimagined.

I hope you will check them out and let me know what you think.  Would love to hear about your great finds too so just drop a note in the comments.  Happy shopping!


Adorable clothes at 75% off retail every day


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“Guess How Much I Love You” Celebrates 20 Years-Easter Giveaway-3 Winners

I don’t know who loves the Guess How Much I Love You books more, my husband, myself or our kids.  This is one of our absolutely favorite books and it can actually make me tear up at times.  It so perfectly explains a parent’s love for their child.  No matter how much they love us, we love them more.  The beautiful illustrations and simple but endearing story makes it a timeless classic.

Guess How Much I love you book

Guess How much I love you page

This anniversary edition book is perfect to put in your baby or child’s Easter basket. You can print out a special Guess How Much I Love You Easter card your child can make HERE. For more fun check out this PAGE for lots of Guess How Much I Love You theme crafts, activities and snacks!  To celebrate the 20 Year Anniversary of Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratneyCandlewick Press is graciously sponsoring a giveaway for 3 lucky blog readers!  Each winner will win the prize pack below! Thank you Candlewick Press for the review book and for sponsoring this beautiful giveaway!  To enter please use the Rafflecopter widget. Open to US residents.  Good Luck!!!

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