Saturday, August 30, 2014

Giveaway: Diapers and Wipes Delivery for 6 MONTHS! (ends 9.12)

Every experienced parent remembers the never-ending diaper shopping trips. With 3 in diapers, you can just imagine how often we have to make an extra diaper run. Baby Showers By Mail feels our pain. Not only do they DELIVER diapers and wipes, they offer gift subscriptions!! You can get a diaper subscription for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months! 

This would definitely be the perfect gift for foster parents! Can you imagine NOT having to remember to pick up diapers?

I've teamed up with Mom Powered Media to bring you an opportunity to win a 6-month diaper and wipe delivery package!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Upcoming Giveaway: Mommy needs a getaway (Bloggers Wanted)

Sometimes when I come across a giveaway opportunity, I can't decide whether to enter myself or offer it for my wonderful readers... For this one, I can do both - and there's a winner everyday, all month long, so we can all win. :) 

Alice at Adventure Into Domesticland brings you:


Giveaway Dates: 9/1 - 9/30

Giveaway: The Popcorn Factory Back to School Giveaway (ends 9.8)

My grandmother was a huge fan of gourmet popcorn. Every year when school was getting ready to start, she would order a big tin - you know, the traditional bucket with butter, cheese and caramel popcorn - to celebrate "getting back to learning". Honestly, I think it was just an excuse to enjoy some popcorn. You see, her secret favorite was buttered popcorn. Whenever she bought this huge tin with the three types, of course none of us kids would touch the buttered popcorn. So she always ^grudgingly^ agreed to polish off the buttered popcorn that none of the rest of the family wanted....

She always was a pretty smart lady....


The Popcorn Factory Back to School Giveaway

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Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to work with The Popcorn Factory to bring you "The Popcorn Factory Back to School Giveaway". With School just around the corner we all know how much a care package to our Children that are away at College means to them. And a care package filled with snacks from The Popcorn Factory will defiantly put a smile on their face. Three lucky winners will each receive a 2-Gallon University of Snacks Assortment.

Giveaway: Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza (ends 9.2)

I still can't believe the kids are already back to school. My facebook feed has been flooded with all the back-to-school pics and the school buses are snarling traffic....

But I've teamed up with some bloggy friends to make the back-to-school grind not quite so grindy! :)

So...... Without further ado.....


Welcome to the

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza 


Sponsored by: Failing Perfect, Dibsies Personalization Station, Zazzle, Fundanoodle, and Educational Insights

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lessons in Transracial Parenting: Ferguson, MO

I don't watch TV news much at all. I have a few go-to online new sources and Duck Daddy and I have pretty frequent discussions about national and international news. I'm actually more likely to be knowledgeable about something happening on the other side of the world, than I am about things happening on the other side of the county. Like many people, I've been paying less attention to the events in Ferguson, Missouri than I probably should be.

One of the uncomfortable things about transracial parenting is that I'm frequently confronted with myself. I no longer have the luxury of looking at the events in Ferguson through the lens of a middle-class white woman with no connection to St. Louis. My lens now has to be that of the mother, whose son will one day be a young black man, who will someday have an interaction with a cop with racial bias.