Jasper Takes a Dog Food Challenge


As pet owners, we choose foods for our animals. But have you ever stopped to think of what your dog might choose if it were left up to him? Animals in the wild do it every day, thanks to instinct. The family dog may not be shopping for groceries, but he has food instincts, too! This is the motivating force behind Purina ONE's new SmartBlend True Instinct dog formulas. Purina sent a sample bag of TrueInstinct Salmon as well as coupons for the additional bags of food needed to complete their Continue Reading

2nd Annual Cuckoo for Cloth Diapers: Grand Prize Giveaway


The 2nd annual Cuckoo for Cloth giveaway event, hosted by Zephyr Hill Blog and ConservaMom, starts today! It's a fun way to visit lots of different cloth diapering bloggers and enter to win some wonderful prizes. The grand prize package, which you can enter to win right here on my blog, is worth over $150 and includes: A Funky Fluff Stay-Dry diaper in your choice of color or print, courtesy of Funky Fluff Diapers. Funky Fluff is a colorful, versatile and trim-fitting diapering system you Continue Reading

The Orajel Toolkit for Teething Discomfort and Learning to Brush


A lot of the milestones that our children go through can be pretty challenging, both for them and for us! Teething and learning to brush are two of them. Today's post is sponsored by a brand that offers appealing products for each stage of development. And be sure to read to the end, because there's a fun Orajel™ Kids promo I want to share with you which includes the chance to win a $2,000 gift card! I received a complimentary package from Orajel Kids which included Baby Orajel™ Naturals Continue Reading

When You’re Surprised by a Pregnancy


There are many reasons you might be completely surprised by a positive pregnancy test. Our first child was like that for the simple reason it was so soon. He was truly a honeymoon baby. Our seventh child (Ingrid - born last summer) was also unexpected; it's what they call a "method pregnancy" in NFP circles. When I first looked at that positive pregnancy test, a whirlwind of emotions swirled up. First came disbelief. It just wasn't possible. Then came suspicion. Something must be wrong with Continue Reading

How to Save Money on Newborn Diapers (plus a Giveaway)


Does it make sense to use newborn cloth diapers instead of one-size diapers? It depends on your baby's size and weight at birth, and how particular you are about fit and appearance. Most one-size diapers, even on the smallest setting, are bulky on a newborn. It's hard to get them snug enough around the waist and legs, which can set you up for leaks. And when all is said and done, a trim little diaper, made especially for a newborn, is just irresistibly cute! If you are expecting a baby, and Continue Reading