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BornFree® Eco Deco Bottles Giveaway

Earlier this year we had the opporunity to try the BornFree® sippy cups and Twist’n pop cups. Both little guy and I love our BornFree® cups!

BornFree® has been a BPA-Free company from day one and was founded by three fathers concerned about the chemicals in plastics designed for feeding children.

BornFree® has launched an Eco-Friendly line of Recyclable Bottles in both Eco Deco and Eco Classic styles.

These are not just ordinary bottles.

Not only do they feature BornFree®’s signature ActiveFlow™ Vent that has been proven to reduce colic symptoms, when finished with them, you can either take the bottles back to an eco-retailer for recycling or send them back to BornFree® via prepaid postage. Look for the green ring!

Green. Right from the start.

To learn more about the BornFree® recycling program click here!

Win it!

BornFree® are generously giving A Motherhood Experience reader’s a chance to win your very own Twin-pack of Eco Deco bottles!

Mandatory entry:
Leave a comment below giving us one of your best Eco-friendly tips!

Bonus:
Like BornFree® Canada on Facebook and leave a comment to let us know you did, grand prize winner gets bonus Twin pack of any type of BornFree pacifier or teether!

Good luck!

*Giveaway open to Canadian residents and closes April 15th 2011. For more info see our giveaway rules*

*This post was written on behalf of BornFree®. Giveaway prize sponsored by BornFree®. All opinions are honest and my own*

 

Agoo’s SweetHeart of a deal!


For those of you with little ones you won’t want to miss this sweetheart of a deal!

Agoo is having a warehouse cleanout sale!! Tushie Huggers buy 1 get 2 for free blow out!!!


I for one love Agoo leggings and Tushie Huggers. We had the opportunity to review both back in 2010 and they of course did not disappoint. With winter here, you’ll want to keep those little tushies warm!

Click here for the Agoo Facebook page!

- Posted by @AMotherhoodBlog

*This is not a sponsored post but mentioning this sale enters me into an Agoo contest. All opinions on this blog are honest & my own*

 

The Flu 2011: Update

We were hit hard with some kind of flu bug this past week. As I posted a few days ago it all started Friday night and by Sunday night both kids were pale as ghosts with fevers and the whole kit.

Mommy guilt stepped in when K missed a few days of school. I know we kept her home because she was seriously not in a condition to be at school, she had no energy etc but that part of me felt bad she was missing out on her lessons. We end up reading books and pointing out her “snap words” in cases like these.

It’s hard when both kids are home and neither one feels good. They get on eachothers nerves being crabby and sick. Not fun for anyone, especially mom and dad who are hearing it ;).

Finally Friday rolls along and both kids were feeling much better. K wanted to go to school for what they call “Friday Funtubs” where at the end of the day they get to choose a toy from the “Funtubs” to play with and they are allowed to bring something in to show the class.

So, since the fever went down and she wasn’t violently coughing anymore she went to school. Unfortunately we missed when the pizza day forms went home and poor K had a meat sandwich for lunch while everyone else had pizza. Hey, at least I packed her cookies! We can thank the flu for K blaming missing pizza day on us! We did get pizza for the kids for supper but I can see why she was upset being the only kid with a lunch made by mom on pizza day. :-(

Other than that episode, it seems that nasty virus has left the building. Knock on wood.

I’m lucky, hubby and I had a couple of days where we didn’t feel 100% but not nearly as sick as the kids were.

Happy the kids are better, it’ll be easier to get things back into routine (again!) having them back to healthy.

Let’s hope this is the first and last strain of flu virus for winter 2011!

For useful info about the flu and prevention visit www.fightflu.ca

- Posted by @AMotherhoodBlog

*This is not a sponsored post & the lady in the photo is not me. Informational links found via the www. All opinions on this blog are honest & my own*

 

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Mothers

This was sent to me via email – a nice little poem about Mothers, I don’t know who the original author is but I liked it, hope you do too!

“MOTHERS

Real Mothers don’t eat quiche;
They don’t have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn’t come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don’t want to know what the vacuum just sucked up…

Real Mothers sometimes ask ‘Why me?’ and get their answer when a little voice says, ‘Because I love you best.’

Real Mothers know that a child’s growth is not measured by height or years or grade…
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother…..

The Images of Mother

4 Years old – My Mommy can do anything!

8 Years old – My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 Years old – My Mother doesn’t know everything!

14 Years old – My Mother? She wouldn’t have a clue.
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16 Years old – Mother? She’s so five minutes ago.

18 Years old – That old woman? She’s way out of date!

25 Years old – Well, she might know a little bit about it!

35 Years old – Before we decide, let’s get Mom’s opinion.

65 Years old – Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

75 Years old – Wish I could talk it over with Mom…….”

Until next time…Keep dreaming always…

@idream1

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Book Review: The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms

A book review!


The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms: Things you need to know, that no one ever tells you by Erica Wells & Lorraine Regel is a book that delivers an honest, open, comforting and sometimes humorous approach to the realities of being a first time mom. “The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms” steps in as the friend you wish you could call at 2:00 am after pacing for an hour with screaming baby. The one who’ll honestly share that “giving birth is like trying to have a huge poo”.

Whether this is your first child, or like us you’re onto number two, this book is the ultimate reference for moms with topics ranging from tummy time to body repairs. Written for multi-tasking mothers, we love the “Tips from the Trenches”, “Survival Secrets”, and “Comrades Recommendations”. We’re especially grateful for the insider information in the “I wish I had known…” highlights. All in all, Erica and Lorraine pooled their mommy resources and produced a book that makes the journey of motherhood seem a lot less daunting and a lot more fun!

A great Mothersday gift for new moms and moms to be you can purchase Survival Guide For The Rookie Mom at Amazon!

Happy Mothers Day!

Until next time…Keep Dreaming, Always…
@iDream1

*This book review is brought to you on behalf of Mom Central – A big thankyou for this review!*

 

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Mothers day at school

Today parents were invited to our kids school to celebrate Education week by listening to grade 5/6 students read story books & then our kindergarten class had a special song (in French) and a mothers day craft afterward.
I thought it was a nice gesture and since I missed out at christmas on the gingerbread house making due to an appointment, opportunity to get involved.
We figured since mommy had to walk to the school anyway, dd would just walk with me too – it was gorgeous out!
We got to the school a little late so by policy had to drag the poor girl up to the office, sign her in and then go outside around to the back to her classroom – what a workout!
When we arrived the grade 5/6 were already reading their stories. Dd sat in a group of three other girls to listen to her story..
After a long and slowly read story Mme announced the next event – the song the kids had been practicing.
I looked around and noticed there weren’t a whole lot of mothers or fathers who came, too bad because it was nice.
I recorded the song (poorly, missed the first 10 seconds) there was even a little dance routine but dd was placed at the back near the wall so you can’t see her well :-(
Then we did the craft. Planting a seed together then making a mothers day card.
Dd proudly placed the soil in the pot & planted about six seeds (lol), watered it and voilà now she waits.
For the cards dd chose some flowers and things to glue on the card and a nice insert, I helped her with some parts but otherwise she did it on her own. I was proud to see her so proud of herself.

It was defintely a nice way to spend time just her and I.
Afterward, she had a choice: Stay at school, eat and play computers or come home with mommy. She chose home, on the walk back she tells me she chose to come with me because she loves having time together. She’s such a thoughtful, bright, funny little girl – this made my mothersday even more special this year!
Until next time – keep dreaming

@idream1

 

Beat the rain

Today’s weather was really weird. It was blue skys in the morning with fluffy white clouds. I managed to wash and hang a load of bedclothes out on my line to dry in the breeze that picked up in the afternoon.
Thunder storms for some of the region were announced via the weather network and various sources on Twitter, so we anticipated a storm.
My daughter wanted to ride her bike before it started to rain. She needs a new girl bike – the other blue one we have “is for boys” so she chose her old Dora bike – it’s going in our upcoming garage sale, too small for her but anyway she was only riding the thing around the driveway.

Daddy set her up with her helmet and his set of riding rules, she’s still learning.
With that she was off doing laps while daddy cut the grass and I went to tend to little man. After daddy was done cutting the grass I went out and watched her ride around.
She was so proud! It brought back memories of feeling the joy of learning to ride a bike – I’m rusty these days.

She beat the rain, by minutes but she had a fun time even if it was just outside our front door. It’s the little things that make them smile, which make us smile.
Until next time…Keep dreaming always…

@idream1

 

Where I get my inspiration

Many people keep blogs for many reasons. Some may be for income purposes, some may just want to rant, either way any blog would not exist without some sort of inspiration. Whether this inspiration come from professional or personal experiences, with just an idea a blog is born.

My first child was born in 2004, we had so much going on I could barely keep a myspace blog open. Several years passed, I kept online through facebook, parenting forums etc but always felt something was missing. We had our second child in 2008, again had so much going on. I had kept a msn spaces blog about my son but had to take it down because of difference in opinion with some of our family members.

I finally came back into the blogging world or blogosphere April 2009 (coming close to the one year blogaversary!). After joining twitter and realizing there are a lot of other stay at home moms out there just like me who have a passion for writing I decided to start a blog. At first I wanted to jump right in doing product reviews and things like that but it never took off until I finally found my niche. Being a mother of two what better subject of knowledge to write about than my beautiful kids, loving man and the crazyness of life in between it all, through a Motherhood Experience.

I’m happy to have this blog, even if it’s still in its infant stage I’m proud of it. I’m proud of it because it has gotten me the opportunity to share with other stay at home moms like myself. I’m happy to have had the opportunity so far to meet some amazing people and with their help begin to work on some projects I believe in and am proud to be a part of.

I don’t know if I would be into blogging without the life I live now. It’s not always perfect but it’s mine and I love it. So many people have asked me if I would change a thing. My answer is and always will be no, I wouldn’t change a thing. :-) Until next time…keep dreaming

–@iDream1

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2010 in blogger, Family, Motherhood, twitter

 

Parenting Tips – A Parent is Born

Becoming a mom is one of the most wonderful things in life, enjoying every happy moment from pregnancy to birth. When baby arrives a lot of mothers find themselves scratching their heads. The parenting books didn’t even come close to the real thing leaving moms confused and frustrated not knowing how to deal with the little things that can feel so big at the time.

If I hadn’t received the advice I did, through online networks of new moms as well as family and friends, I think the first few months of motherhood would’ve been a little more crazy.

Here are my top picks of advice given to me by the “wiser” and learned at the time my daughter was born:

1) Being a mother means that most of your time will be spent taking care of baby, don’t forget about you! Once a day do something for you, take a walk, listen to your iPod while in the hot bath, whatever brings you to that quiet place do it. Mom needs to recharge the batteries too.

2) Sleep when the baby sleeps. With mountains of laundry, a house to clean and baby bottles to make most would laugh at the fact of sleeping when the baby sleeps but honestly take the advice. You need your energy to take care of baby. Every baby has a routine, so when nap time comes for baby it should come for mommy too.

3) Don’t take others advice as a personal attack on your parenting skills. They are just trying to help from experience.

4) Know that no matter what you do, that little baby loves you unconditionally. She looks at you for everything from food to cuddles. As scary as it might sound, as she gets older the bonds will only grown stronger between her and you.

5) Remember every baby is different. What might work to calm some babies may not work for others but never give up. As you get to know your baby you will know what soothes and what just doesn’t work.

Have your own tips on parenting you would like to share with the world of new moms? Pampers “A Parent is Born” campaign which I found out about through the lovely and informational site www.momcentral.com is looking for moms like me and you to help other moms with our wisdom and advice.

So surf on over to http://www.momcentral.com/cms/103748/pampers_a_parent_is_born to enter your own tips for a chance to win one of 25 gift cards or the grand prize of $500 (full contest details available on the website). Not only could you help other new moms out but you could walk away with a cool prize. Good luck and happy Motherhood!

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2009 in MOMcentral, Motherhood, Pampers

 
 
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