Monday, April 15, 2019

The Montessori Toddler -- a guide for busy parents. ENTER TO WIN!



Montessori schools are throughout the U.S. But did you know you can implement Montessori techniques as you  work with you toddlers at home? This is more than simply educational play at home. And it's more than just a parenting philosophy of love and respect. 


The Montessori Toddler is for any parent looking to bring the principles of Montessori education—curiosity, independence, respect—into their daily lives. Written for busy parents who are looking to find more calm in their homes, it’s an inspiring and beautiful guide. #TheMontessoriToddler


The Montessori Toddler is for any parent looking to bring the principles of Montessori education—curiosity, independence, respect—into their daily lives. Written for busy parents who are looking to find more calm in their homes, it’s an inspiring and beautiful guide.


NEW RELEASE: "The Montessori Toddler" by Simone Davies


Author Simone Davies shares what she has learned through the years as both an educator and mother-of-two, to give other parents the tools to create an environment where they can raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them. In the end, the goal is not to do every single activity, or have a completely clutter-free space, or to be a perfect parent; it is learning how to see and support our toddlers as a clear guide and gentle leader. At its heart is a message of mindfulness, of joy, and of acceptance of one's child and his or her natural curiosity and desire to learn.

With thoughtful questions, hundreds of practical ideas, checklists, and more, this is a comprehensive guide that covers every aspect of living with a toddler.


Look for The Montessori Toddler on Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
Books-A-Million, and Indiebound.

*Congratulations to The Montessori Toddler's Author, 
Illustrator and publishing team for reaching the 
#1 Bestseller list on Amazon!


LEARN MORE HERE.


The Montessori Toddler Giveaway Event at Mommy's Playbook

ENTER TO WIN!

"The Montessori Toddler" by Simone Davies

The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 5/4 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.




Mommy’s Playbook Giveaway Rules: This giveaway is Sponsored by Workman Publishing and hosted by Mommy’s Playbook. Victoria and/or Mommy’s Playbook, Participating bloggers, are not responsible for prize fulfillment. By entering this giveaway you are giving the giveaway host and/or event sponsor permission to retain your email address for future communication, you may choose to opt-out of such communications at any time. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any social media outlet including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Please contact Victoria (at) MommysPlaybook.com regarding any questions you have pertaining to this giveaway.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

3 Winner Mommy's Touch Teething Necklace Giveaway! Winner's Choice!

Sponsored By: Mommy's Touch

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

3 Winners Will Receive A Mommy's Touch

Silicone Teething Necklace Prize!


1st Prize Winner: 

Winner's choice of 3 necklaces
Up to a $59.97 RV!

2nd Prize Winner:

Winner's choice of 2 necklaces
Up to a $39.98 RV!

3rd Prize Winner: 

Winner's choice of 1 necklace
Up to a $19.99 RV!

** Prize Choices **



Check out all their great products on 

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Open To US entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates 
3/28 9:00 AM EST through 4/28 11:59PM EST


Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

When a little bit of atmosphere ends up being toxic

Okay, I admit it. I love the ambiance of candlelight. There was a time in my home when I'd easily have 20+ candles burning at once. I loved the spiced pumpkin scent of fall and the cinnamon and pine scents of the Christmas season. And then I wised up. Kind of.

I still love candles; I just can't do scents -- it's no wonder I walked around with headaches all the time! The fact is artificial fragrances, often simply referred to as "perfume" or "parfum" on packaging, are not good for you. Period. Breathing it in for hours on end is a recipe for disaster when it comes to your health and the health of your family and friends. I've heard people say, "It doesn't bother me," as they reach for their sinus spray for the umpteenth time. Ummm, excuse me? Or they add ibuprofen to their dietary needs on a daily basis. Hint: it might be the candles and/or room "fresheners" you're using.

Okay, so there are candles scented with essential oils. That's a good start, but even they make me a bit leery. After all, are they really pure essential oils? 

So I switched to unscented candles and tealights. But apparently that's not good enough either. After all, traditional candles are made using paraffin wax. Herein lies the problem:

Paraffin wax is a petroleum byproduct. You know that sooty smoke -- that's a carcinogen. Not only can it cause respiratory issues, but apparently, it can damage the inside of your house, electrical appliances, and ductwork. Seriously? Seriously.

Then there are those pesky wicks. Did you know any candles made prior to 2003 could have lead-core wicks? I know I have lots of old candles filling my drawers. I think it's time for a purge. You can test wicks that haven't been burned by rubbing the tip on some paper. Watch for a pencil-like mark. If it's there, it's lead. Get rid of it!

I have to admit, I'm seriously bummed about this. My husband and I just had a candlelit dinner a couple of nights ago. So romantic. So traditional. So wrong. 

There is hope, however! According to Green American, here are some Natural Candle Alternatives:

  • Buy 100 percent beeswax or vegetable-wax candles with cotton wicks. Look for coconut, hemp, or non-GMO soy.
  • Stick to unscented of the above, or ones scented with 100 percent natural essential oils.
  • Reduce soot by trimming wicks to 1/8 inch and do not burn candles anywhere in the line of a draft (think vents or open windows).
Green America has a great resource for finding safe candles from certified businesses. Just search for them at GreenPages.org

Are romantic candlelit dinners a thing of the past for me? Not if I can help it. I have a birthday coming up in a couple of months. Maybe I'll unwrap some lovely, safe candles as presents (hint, hint).

Keeping it green in the candlelight,


Monday, February 4, 2019

Motif Electric Breast Pump Giveaway! ARV $350!

Win TWO Motif Electric Breast Pumps!
Sponsored By Motif Medical
Hosted By: Mommy’s Playbook
Co-Hosted by: Deliciously Savvy



It's been a short while since anyone in my family was in need of a breast pump (which makes me a little bit sad), and a really long time since I needed one (which doesn't make me the least bit sad!), but I still love the opportunity to give them away! Thanks to Motif Medical, that's exactly what I get to do (and that makes me very happy!).

ENTER TO WIN two popular Motif breast pumps from Motif Medical! The approximate prize value for this event is $350! Learn more about this fabulous prize package, then enter on the easy giveaway form below! Good luck to all who enter!

The Motif Twist Breast Pump is a lightweight and simple to use – supporting busy moms who need to pump on the go.
The Duo has been nicknamed Motif's ‘Savvy Traveler’. It weighs less than half a pound and is a quiet device that fits in one hand allowing for discreet slips into your bag. The Duo is also rechargeable and lasts 2.5 hours. Moms can choose their experience with a single or double pumping option, handheld with 10 expression settings, 10 massage levels, and a memory option. Use it as your everyday to-go pump! The Maylilly Tote allows you to bring your Motif Duo, pumping supplies and personal accessories with you in an organized and lightweight bag.

The Motif Twist Breast Pump is a lightweight and simple to use – supporting busy moms who need to pump on the go.
Motif's ‘Affordable Portable' option is their Motif Twist! This convenient and economic option is for every mom. It’s a sturdy option for a busy schedule based on its lightweight design, super-silent motor, and portable power option. Just quickly ‘twist’ the adjustable suction control for a seamless, simple pumping experience. Use stationary or on-the-go with AA batteries!

About Motif Medical

 
Motif Medical designs products for mothers. Motif was started by a team of medical professionals, engineers, and working mothers who wanted to improve breast pump design, provide coverage through insurance, and upgrade the experience of obtaining supplies. Their line of breast pumps and maternity compression garments are sophisticated and discreet, designed with mom's busy day in mind. Visit Motif to discover your options, support your body, and bond with your baby.
 
ENTER TO WIN!
One Lucky Winner Will Receive

The giveaway is open US Only, 18+

The giveaway ends 2/20 at 11:59 pm EST

Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.




Mommy’s Playbook Giveaway Rules: This giveaway is Sponsored by Motif Medical and hosted by Mommy’s Playbook. Victoria and/or Mommy’s Playbook, Participating bloggers, are not responsible for prize fulfillment. By entering this giveaway you are giving the giveaway host and/or event sponsor permission to retain your email address for future communication, you may choose to opt-out of such communications at any time. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any social media outlet including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Please contact Victoria (at) MommysPlaybook.com regarding any questions you have pertaining to this giveaway.
The Motif Twist Breast Pump is a lightweight and simple to use – supporting busy moms who need to pump on the go.The Motif Twist Breast Pump is a lightweight and simple to use – supporting busy moms who need to pump on the go.

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