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Posts from November 2011 - Mothers

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Melissa & Doug "North Poll" Contest!-Closed Winners announced by email!

November 15, 2011 | Leave a comment

Hello friends!

I have another fantastic contest for all my FreeGifts4Kids.com readers! I'm very excited to be working with Melissa & Doug this holiday season. I'm sure you have all heard about Melissa & Doug toys. They have such wonderful toys for kids. Anything from puzzles and arts & crafts to stuffed animals and educational toys.

Melissa & Doug is giving away 5 toys to my readers! I couldn't be more thrilled about this contest. Your job is to vote for your favorite toy. Just click on the link below and vote!

                                              

 

Every person who votes will automatically be entered to WIN the toy they voted for as their favorite. On 11/21/11 Melissa & Doug will randomly choose 5 winners from all voters who came from this blog. Only 1 entry per voter allowed.

ENTER NOW BY TAKING THE NORTH "POLL!"

 

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Jessica

 

 

by Jessica GPosted in Babies, Baby must haves, Holidays, Mothers

"Netflix for Toys"

November 11, 2011 | Leave a comment

I had to share something great with everyone that I've discovered. It's a site called Toygaroo. They are basically like a "Netflix" for toys and it's a fantastic idea. Have you ever bought toys for your child only to find they play with it for a day or two and then basically write them off and move on to something else? Well, this site lets you add toys to your cart that you think would suit your children best. You sign up for a plan and Toygaroo sends out 4, 6 or 8 toys a month. Once your child is done playing with their toys, you ship them back. What's great is that you don't pay for shipping either. You ship the toys back and they send you out more toys for your kids to play with! You can keep the toys for as long as you like too. They carry over 500 toys from newborn to age 5. Also, all of their toys go through a major sanitization process each time they are returned. There’s no “Yuck Factor!”

I had the opportunity to try this program out for my kids. They were so excited to get their box of toys. My kids had such a blast with these toys that I was so glad I signed up for one of their plans. I had to share this great site with my readers!

I've received a really great offer I wanted to share with you guys too. It's a 25% off coupon for a discount on any plan. Just use the code luvmykids when you go to checkout at Toygaroo.

Right now Toygaroo has a special for the holidays. You can add 6 toys to your pouch for $32!

You will be so happy you checked this site out. Happy Holidays!

 


Jessica

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by Jessica GPosted in Babies, Baby must haves, Holidays, Mothers

No Mommy Guilt!

November 08, 2011 | Leave a comment

 

I know I'm not alone when it comes to this topic. I also have friends that have feelings of guilt when it comes to the way they raise their kids. I know what it's like because I find myself worrying about certain things too. Here are some reasons the mommy guilt may come into play.

1. T.V.

Let's take the t.v for example! My two older kids love watching television. They would watch it all day if I let them but I try to limit it. Don't get me wrong; there have been days where I have let them watch it more than the average child should. Like if their sick or it's snowing or raining and they can't go outside. I also find myself putting it on if I'm trying to make dinner just to keep them quiet and out of my hair. So for this reason, I have mommy guilt.

2. Leaving them with a sitter/nanny

My husband and I don't get out very often and when we have the chance, we jump on it. While I think it's important to be out and to re-connect, I often find it hard to leave. We usually have to sneak out the door by the baby or we will find him sobbing in the window yelling "Mama, Mama!" Here I go again with the mommy guilt!

3. Not being able to spend "Quality Time" with the kids

I find my kids want all of my attention while I'm trying to get certain tasks done around the house. I have a hard time balancing the house and juggling three kids so for this reason, I feel very guilty. I have three children with three very different wants and needs along with dishes to do, laundry to fold and dinner to make. By the time I am done doing most of the housework, it's usually time for homework, dinner and baths. There are days where I may find some time and sit down and play with them. For the most part, I am pretty busy. Again, mommy guilt!

4. Yelling

All I can say is that we are all guilty of this from time to time. We are only human.

5. Bribery

I will find myself bribing my kids from time to time to eat their vegetables for instance. I will even go as far as to bribing them at the store with a prize if they are all on their best behavior. Honestly though, things like this will often save my sanity!

The point of all this is that I think we as parents need to stop feeling so guilty about the way we parent our kids. If my kids are happy, so am I! And heck if all it takes is a piece of candy to get my kids to behave so I can get through the day, I'm not going to beat myself up. I know that my parents did all the above and I turned out all right. I'm sure our kids will too!

NO MORE MOMMY GUILT!

 

Jessica

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by Jessica GPosted in Mothers
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