December 16, 2015

Milk for Baby with Fluiditea

 Baby is almost here and that means it's time to pull out many of the necessities that I know I'll want to have around for those first days and weeks after baby's arrival. The car seat, diaper bag, cradle, and more are all out and ready so now it's time to prep some things for myself. This list includes hospital snacks, breast pump, breast pads, and the new Fluiditea for breastfeeding moms.

Fluiditea was kind enough to send me two samples to try with the arrival of this new baby. First is the Fluiditea Clear and Flow that helps clear milk-duct clogging and optimizes flow. I am very excited to try this as my milk comes in those first few days when I have been so uncomfortable in the past. As an ancient, plant based, 100% natural remedy I love that I know it is safe for me and my baby during those first crucial days.

Once my milk is in I'll get the chance to try Fluiditea's other option, Fluiditea Flourish and Grow. This product helps enrich, maximize and sustain milk supply. Like many women, sustaining my milk supply has been a problem in the past and I'm excited to try this tea as it contains some ingredients that I have used in the past to help with this problem and some new ingredients that I haven't tried before but with proven benefits. This tea also is plant based and 100% natural making it a great option for me and baby.

You can learn more about Fluiditea and their other products today on their website, Facebook, twitter or Pinterest. Save 10% when you order in December or January with coupon code DEC15CAK. I'd love to hear your experience with these products and I'll be anxious to share more of mine as soon as our little one makes his grand appearance.

December 14, 2015

A Beary Merry Holiday Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to another great holiday hop organized by LeahSay’s Views and Planet Weidknecht ! We are excited to be able to continue giving this year with a great package from NCircle Entertainment for this event. Today our package includes 4 DVDs perfect for any snow day. 

To enter to win this great collection valued at $37 simply enter using the form below. Once you're done entering here, make sure you hop on along to all the other great participating blogs to see what they have to offer this holiday season. Happy hopping and good luck!

December 11, 2015

Save 20% on Label Daddy

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December 10, 2015

Diaper Bags: 5 Tips For Making it Work

With a new baby almost here I have been working hard to get everything prepared. One of the things that I have had to spend some time revamping is our diaper bag situation. It wasn't too bad but I have spent some time reevaluating what is inside so today I'd like to share with you my must have in the diaper bag list.

  1. The Bag - This might very well be the hardest part. You want something cute. You want something not too big and not too little. Most of all, you want something easy to wash and stain resistant. Did I mention easy to wash and stain resistant?

  2. The Diapers - Being that this is a diaper bag you'll want to make sure you have 2-3 reliable diapers, like Huggies Little Snugglers from Sam's Club, plus wipes with you at all times. Some people also like to include a changing pad and diaper cream on this list however, as nice as they are, I often forgo these in the diaper bag simply to save space and weight.

  3. The Snacks - This is one of the most important parts of my diaper bag. I like to contain the snacks in a separate bag - something with a zip top either reusable or disposable depending on your preference. Now the important part, what to pack for snacks. For a new baby that's pretty easy, a bottle if needed and formula (we like the individual serving packets), but there are a few other things I would add. First, don't forget something for yourself. I keep a small bottle of water and some granola bars or trail mix. As baby gets older, or if you have other children, you may want to pack something for them as well. Squeeze pouches with applesauce or fruit leather are great options that are easy to feed and healthy for your children.

  4. The Other Items - A blanket, a burp cloth (or three or four), a change of clothes for baby, and extra shirt for yourself, pacifiers, small toys, and anything else you use on a daily/hourly basis are nominations for any diaper bag. I tend toward leaving most of this home with the exception of the first three which have a separate bag in the car in case the ones already with baby in baby's car seat need to be changed.

  5. Meds - I know, you thought I was done after the last one but I'm not. At least at our house, medication is an important addition to our diaper bag. Again, we place these items in a zip top bag inside the diaper bag so they are always with me and easy to find. Our list of meds includes an inhaler (or three), BENADRYL (children's and adult), EpiPen, and adult pain killer. Yes, this takes up a good part of my diaper bag but if I don't take them ... well of course someone needs them.

December 2, 2015

Seaside Christmas by Stacy Claflin + Giveaway

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  Seaside Christmas by Stacy Claflin He can’t stand her. She thinks he’s crazy. Will their feelings stay etched in permanent ink? Cruz Hunter has always stuck out in his small hometown. Now that he’s covered in tattoos, the residents peg him as even more of an outcast. It seems like the whole world is against his dream of opening a local tattoo parlor. When he finally finds the perfect place for his new business, Cruz discovers a pastor and his daughter have already bought it. The only thing more irritating than the change in his plan is Talia, a beautiful and feisty argument in a dress. Cruz would like nothing more than to have her out of his life and his mind, but for some reason, she’s the only thing he can think about. If Cruz and Talia can stop arguing long enough, opposites may do much more than attract.

  Meet the Hunter brothers of Kittle Falls… The Seaside Hunters novels are a series of contemporary sweet romances. They’re set in the beach town of Kittle Falls, following the Hunter brothers as they make their way back to their hometown and find the loves they couldn’t elsewhere. Each book is a standalone.


Author Stacy Claflin I don’t stick to a single genre in my writing, reading, or viewing. My favorite shows include Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, Lost Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Once Upon a Time. I've been writing and telling stories for as long as I can remember. As a kid, my story telling would get me into trouble because I would try to convince others that my stories were real. When I'm not busy writing, I like spending time with my family and friends. I also educate my kids from home.

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 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway