Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook Giveaway




As a full-time working mom, I'm very hard pressed for time and rarely cook dinner every night. I often fix our week day dinners in bulk during the weekend and we re-heat the left overs throughout the week. Truth of the matter is that the meals aren't always that healthy and get boring. Not to mention the once a week frozen pizza or restaurant visit that we do because we're bored with the left overs.

Jane Doiron author of Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms has put together a fabulous "how to" cookbook to help us save time in the kitchen and spend more time doing what we love...spending time with our families! I love that her recipes include not only prep and cooking instruction but also the freezing and reheating instructions. Not only are the recipes time saver but money savers which is something I think everyone needs a little help with.


This past holiday weekend I gave a few of  her recipes a try. I admit that I'm no Sara Snow or Rachael Ray but I made some mean dishes for Christmas. I used her Bruschetta recipe which was quick and easy (however, I did add mozzarella to the top and melted it...delicious!) I also made several loaves of her Hawaiian bread that we gave to all of our aunts and uncles for Christmas. Again, the bread was delicious, fast, and fun to make. I also had all the needed ingredients to make the Hawaiian Bread already in my pantry so I didn't have to go and buy anything (with the exception of the holiday baking tins that I used).

I know all of you are just as busy as I am...some probably more so. I think this cookbook is definitely worth your time and money because it can help you save both!

Buy It: Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is available for purchase on Amazon.com for around $16 (new). You can also purchase a printable electronic version for $12.

Win It: Jane Doiron is offering a free copy of her cookbook, Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, to one of my readers! Just leave me a comment sharing one of your "time saving" strategies for busy moms!

Enter To Win:
Please leave a separate comment for all that you do to ensure you get all possible entries! Remember to include your email address on your comment! Contest ends 1/8/2010 at 10pm EST

Sorry US residents only 

Contest Closed. Congratulations to Jennifer (Comment # 40) for winning the Make Ahead Meals Cookbook! 
Sarah

Stonyfield/ Yo'Baby Prize Pack Giveaway



As parents, we strive to provide our children with wholesome healthy products. Stonyfield Organics has a long reputation for providing quality organic yogurt, ice cream, milk, and smoothies to families across the country. StonyField Organics brands include Yo' Baby and Oikos as well. Stonyfield Organics offers products for all members of our household...even baby food. Yo'Baby offers organic baby yogurt, fruit & cereal, drinkable yogurts, and their new 3-in-1 meals.



Yo'Baby 3-in-1 meals are available in three varieties; apple & sweet potato, pear & green bean, peach and squash. The 3-in-1 meals taste surprisingly good and  offer a balance of 3 components of the food pyramid (dairy, veggies, and fruit) all in one convenient cup.Yo'Baby products are made with certified organic produce and whole milk making them deliciously healthy without exposing our little one's on harmful chemicals, preservatives, and pesticides.

I love Stonyfield Organics website as well. It offers not only recipes and nutritional facts but you can also learn how to live more "green." My personal favorite is the coupon section. If you register with StonyField Organics online you will have access to money saving coupons each month! Who doesn't need help saving a little money?? I know people who don't buy organic products because they are "too expensive" now they don't have any excuses!

Buy It: Stonyfield Organic Products are available at Supermarkets, natural food stores and specialty stores, and wholesale clubs and SuperCenters across the country. (Prices vary depending on location, products, and size).

Win It: Stonyfield Organics is offering one of my followers a Yo'Baby Prize Pack that includes a Yo'baby travel bowl with lid, organic cotton bib, Eric Carle growth chart, and coupons for three (3) Yo'Baby meals! Just leave me a comment and let me know which of their products you love and what you're doing to live "more green."

Enter To Win: 
 Please leave a separate comment for all that you do to ensure you get all possible entries! Remember to include your email address on your comment! Contest ends 1/2/2010 at 10pm EST

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Contest Closed. Congratulations to Lilyk (comment # 83) for winning the Yo'Baby Prize Pack! 
Sarah

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion




Mahayla has long suffered from severe eczema and we've literally tried every lotion and moisturizer on the market...both over-the-counter and prescription. I've been very cautious with prescription medications because of the side effects and steroid exposure. So when Skin MD contacted me about reviewing their shielding lotion, I was like "Sure...what could it hurt?" I'm so glad that I tried Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion on Mahayla. We've been using it once daily for 4 weeks now and have seen a drastic improvement in her eczema.

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is a relatively new concept in skin care. The shielding lotion binds to the skin in such a way that it doesn't allow environmental elements to penetrate and breakdown the skin. Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion  formulation of homeopathic, natural ingredients gives the added benefit of antimicrobial action. Because of the quantities of homeopathic and holistic ingredients you have the benefit of decreasing the overall bacterial load without creating bacterial resistance which can be seen over time with prolonged use of other antimicrobial products.





Skin MD Natural contains all natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Vitamin E, and a proprietary new ingredient that has shown to be 6 times more effective that glycerin which is commonly seen in other comparable products. Another feature of Skin MD that I love is that it is not greasy! Skin MD Natural is
Dermatologist tested, contains no animal products or undergone animal testing, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance and colorant free, and Paraben free.

Win It: Skin MD Natural is offering one of my followers a bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion to try for themselves! ($18.00 value).

Enter to Win: 
  • blog about this giveaway with a link back here
  • subscribe to my blog
  • follow this blog
  • fave this blog on Technorati
  • Stumble this blog
  • Follow Mahayla's Mommy on Facebook
  • email three (3) friends about this blog and cc to randsmountney@yahoo.com
  • add my button to your sidebar 
  • Make a purchase from Skin MD Natural for 5 additional entries
 Please leave a separate comment for all that you do to ensure you get all possible entries! Remember to include your email address on your comment! Contest ends 1/1/2010 at 10pm EST

Sorry US residents only 

Contest Closed. Congratulations to Rose Manning (Comment # 20) for winning the Skin MD Naturals Giveaway! 

Sarah

Baby Star Promotion




Hey everyone! Baby Star is having a great sale right now. I love their selection of infant clothes and bedding. Right now they are offering 30% off retail price with coupon code 20twinkle09 that expires 12/31/09. I've listed a few of my favorite things below....







Sarah

Balboa Baby Nursing Cover Giveaway



We all know that breastfeeding has many benefits; not only for baby but for mom as well. Breastmilk contains high quantities of white blood cells (fight infection) and immunoglobulins (prevent infection). Nursing helps prevent obesity, heart diseases, juvenile diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and asthma. It's supposed to help mom shed a few pounds, too! I think every mother should be supported despite her feeding desires whether bottle or breast.

When I was breastfeeding Mahayla, one of the biggest challenges was finding a way to nurse discretely. I hated having to duck into a restroom stall and the nursing shaw I tried to use was difficult to get on and maneuver. I eventually would retreat to my truck to breastfeed and would schedule trips around her feeding schedule. Not the best solution in the world but it worked...mostly. Balboa Baby recently sent me a nursing cover to try and wish it was the one I had from the beginning!


This is the 2nd Balboa Baby product that I've reviewed and I absolutely love this company! I think every new mom should add this to their list of "must have's" for baby. Balboa Baby's nursing covers innovative design allows for comfortable, confidence, and discretion so you can nurse your baby anywhere...and stylish while doing it! The Balboa Baby Nursing Cover is designed to cover both mom and baby securely and helps eliminated external stimulation while nursing. I love the way the neck line is designed to hold the fabric away from moms face allowing her to maintain eye contact during nursing. Balboa Baby has also incorporated a pocket in the front to store burp clothes or nursing pads for added convenience. I also find the innovative design is great because it can double as a sunshade for your stroller or car seat...more bang for the buck!

Balboa Baby Nursing Cover is available in 10 different colors/designs. I received the "Sage" design and love it. I find it to be universal and could be used with either sex. The Balboa Baby Nursing Cover is another wonderful product that was developed, tested, and recommended by leading Pediatrician Dr. William Sears.

Win It: Balboa Baby is offering 1 (one) of my readers a nursing cover of their own. This makes a wonderful addition to your baby "must haves" or to give as a baby gift. All you have to do is let me know which color/design you would want plus one other Balboa Baby product you'd like to have!

Enter To Win:
  • blog about this giveaway with a link back here
  • subscribe to my blog
  • follow this blog
  • fave this blog on Technorati
  • Stumble this blog
  • Follow Mahayla's Mommy on Facebook
  • email three (3) friends about this blog and cc to randsmountney@yahoo.com
  • add my button to your sidebar 
  • Follow Balboa Baby on Facebook
  • Make a purchase from Balboa Baby for 5 additional entries. 
Please leave a separate comment for all that you do to ensure you get all possible entries! Remember to include your email address on your comment! Contest ends 12/18 at 10pm EST

Sorry US residents only 

Contest Closed. Congratulations to Kerrie (Comment # 35) for winning the Balboa Baby Nursing Cover Giveaway! 
Sarah
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