*I am receiving a gift card in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
Mother’s Day is coming up so I am sure you are all in need of some great suggestions. Be sure to check these out today!!
Some Face Time for Mom
Mom might gravitate toward a natural palette 364 days of the year, but for Mother’s Day, let her glam it up with bright eyes and a bold lip. With Avon’s newest mascara—Super Extend Winged Out Mascara and their Ultra Color Indulgence Lipsticks, she will look flawless.
Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara and Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick, ($8/$9 each), avon.com
Gorgeous Perfume that is a Great Accessory
Helena Christensen, model, photographer, and philanthropist launched a captivating unisex perfume oil packaged in a luxe 18kt gold plated necklace. Perfect for mom on the go when she wants to smell great AND look good. Warm and sensual, deadofnight opens with green top notes. The complexity of the Oudh heart is balanced with light, floral hints of Jasmine and Rose, and finishes with nuanced Sandalwood, Amber, and White Musk. The sophisticated, unique fragrance finishes with a lingering hint of mystical allure.
deadofnight Perfume Oil Necklace ($295), strangelovenyc.com
Pillows for her Feet
Hästens Down Booties allow her to cushion her feet with tender, loving care. These warm, indulgent slipper boots are filled with a superior blend of 75% white down and 25% sea bird feathers. Made with 100% cotton, she can slather on foot cream and slip these on, and reach a relaxed state.
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By the third kid I have to say I am pretty much a diaper bag expert. With my first newborn I’ll never forget my first day out of the house, I ventured out to the mall. I had a diaper bag that I had chosen for it ‘s looks, and it was good looking, I’d give it that. But it was the least practical diaper bag in the world! Just one huge zippered compartment, and one huge open outside pocket, no bottle pockets, or inside side zipper for my wallet so I’d have to fish around with one hand while holding the baby in the other. Plus the thing kept slipping off my shoulder as I wheeled the stroller around! I laugh when I think about how inexperienced I must have looked to the other moms strolling around the all with their babies.
Well I’ve come a long way, and in all fairness, diaper bags have too since then. My favorite, and the one I use now after many others between my first two kids is my Boppy™ Diaper Bag. It beautifully combines form with function and finally helps me keep my diaper bag organized. Every mom knows this is critical when you’ve got a screaming baby in one hand and your are frantically trying to find your phone, wallet, a diaper or bottle with the other in your bag!
There is even a coordinating pacifier pod! Who ever thought of that before?! There is a pocket for everything as well as the helpful Boppy Plus™ clip system to which I can easily attach my Boppy® Pillow, jacket, baby blanket, umbrella, whatever! The best thing about it is that as functional as a bag it is, it is still fashionable! You know that’s a priority for me! I refuse to go down the frumpy mom path and with my Boppy™ Diaper Bag I can coordinate all my accessories with matching Boppy™ bottle bag, and the cute really handy Boppy™ changing pad clutch. I love the clutch by the way too because the changing pad is extra padded, and it has all sorts of pockets so I can just grab the clutch if I don’t need as much with me.
So moms, let my spare you the humiliation of looking like a total new mom hack like I did with my first diaper bag pick! THIS is the bag you need and want, trust me, you will love it! With little three kids, if this bag can keep me organized, then you know it is a well thought out design!
*This post is brought to you by Munchkin LATCH as part of the #LoveLatch campaign. I am a big fan of Munchkin and happy to show my readers their products.*
One of my favorite times of day with my baby Taylor is when we settle in for a bottle. She snuggles into my arms in our comfy chair and looks into my eyes as she begins to eat. It gives me such a connected feeling to her as her little body relaxes and her eyes meet mine. It makes me smile widely at her every time, and she returns the favor, managing a smile still with the bottle in her mouth. The Munchkin LATCH bottles that I use have specially designed nipples that reach all the way back to the baby’s soft palate, which helps a baby to latch on just like in breastfeeding. This makes the LATCH on this bottle easy if you are transitioning from breastfeeding to bottle-feeding. With the special anti-colic valve in the bottle combined with the nipple design, the ingestion of air is decreased, so the LATCH bottle can really help with colicky babies. The right bottle makes a huge difference in colic, something that every parent wants to make sure to avoid if at all possible, and the LATCH bottle design has really helped us in that matter. It is just heartbreaking when your baby is crying in pain from gas and there is nothing that you can do about it!
Knowing how well the LATCH bottles work I am happy that I’ve been able to stick with the same bottles while Taylor has grown. She has come to love them too, and luckily there are different stage nipples for various ages of your baby that regulate the milk flow appropriately, so the bottle can grow with baby. They really do grow so fast, and by baby number three I truly treasure our quiet feeding times knowing how soon she will be squirming away and running off to chase her siblings. I need to savor these quiet moments with my sweet baby while I can. Lactation consultants helped to design the unique LATCH bottle with an accordion nipple that moves, stretches, and functions like a real breast. I have to confess that I am happy that it is not my breast being moved and stretched anymore!
Taylor loves the LATCH pacifier too, with the same natural shape and design input from moms, and pediatric dentists tell it is a perfect fit. As a kids dentist, this is of the utmost importance to me! Of course both the LATCH bottles and pacifiers are BPA free, and always easy to find at my nearest Target or Babies R Us, or online, and you know how important that is when you have a baby that depends on their pacifier when it gets lost! There is nothing worse than that frantic pacifier run when it goes missing, meanwhile the baby is screaming for it the whole time! We try to keep spares on hand, but somehow they manage to disappear at critical moments, only to be found when you have five pacifiers rolling around the bottom of your purse. I know I said I am trying to savor this stage, but there are a few things like that frantic search that I won’t miss! Meanwhile tonight I’ll snuggle up with my sweet girl, and we will look deeply into each others eyes, and relax while she drinks her LATCH bottle before I put her down to sleep. I am already looking forward to that moment in my day.
I would love to hear about your special moments when feeding your baby!
*This post is brought to you by Munchkin LATCH as part of the #LoveLatch campaign.*
In 2 weeks from tomorrow, I am heading to the #TomorrowlandEvent. So much more to come on that but in the meantime, I wanted to let you all know that there is a brand new trailer just released today. This movie looks so AMAZING!!!
Additionally, a special presentation of the film, featuring more than six minutes of footage to be introduced by director Brad Bird, will screen exclusively in IMAX® theatres domestically and in select international markets beginning May 1. The extended first look of TOMORROWLAND will screen directly prior to Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and will play for the duration of that film’s run in IMAX. How exciting!!
Stay tuned for lots more information about #Tomorrowland from me….
*This is a sponsored giveaway. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.
Moms can visit the link and click to “Drop the price” of the HABA Technics Blocks. For example, in today’s promotion for the Technics Blocks, it started out at $66.49 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates until it reaches $35.50 (47% off). This promotion also includes free shipping anywhere in the US!
Participants have the option to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or they can “Buy Now” for whatever price the item has been dropped to at that time. This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other.
All you have to do is help moms drop the price on this HABA Technics Blocks and you will be entered to WIN a $100 VISA gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the widget below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the widget — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!
Ends on 5/17/2015
Must be 18 years or older to enter
Must be a US Resident to win