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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*

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in A Motherhood Experience, baby, canadian stuff, children, contest, Facebook, Family, Giveaway, kids, Motherhood, parenting

 

Dare Bear Paws Crunchy Crackers


When it comes to easy access snacks, crackers are an automatic healthy snack choice in our house. Our only concern when buying products like crackers, cookies etc that may eventually end up on a lunch is to make sure they are nut free. Our daughters school is nut-free and we, like any other parent abide by the no-nut rule for safeties sake.

We had the opportunity to try out the new Dare Bear Paws Crunchy Crackers in cheddar cheese!

Fun meets crunch in these baked crackers, shaped like the original Bear Paws cookies, that are made with real cheddar! Perfect in lunch-boxes or as a snack at home, the whole family is sure to love every bite!

We occasionally buy Bear Paws cookies which our kids love, so we knew they would enjoy the new Dare Bear Paws Crunchy crackers too!

We are happy that there are companies like Dare who care about the health and well being of our families by putting pride into quality food products.

For more information about & where to buy Dare products visit www.darefoods.com

*This is not a sponsored post. We had the opportunity to try Dare Bear Paws Crunchy crackers on behalf of the MomCentral Canada testing panel. All opinions are honest and my own*

– Posted by @AMotherhoodBlog

 

BornFree Sippy and Twist’nPop Cups Review and Giveaway

Being a mother of two I have had my share of sippy cup purchasing experience. With our girl we tried several different kinds and she ended up catching on with one particular brand so we stuck with it until she was able to drink from a non-lid cup, even then a cup with a lid comes in handy when your kids are determined to spill just about everything.

With little guy it’s been different. We have tried him with his sister’s old sippy cups and he refuses to drink from them and says they are her cups unless of course she is using one then he wants what she has, typical little brother behaviour. We have bought several different kinds and styles of sippy cup, even one that almost resembles a bottle but nope, no dice. He can’t manage to drink out of them. The spouts flow too fast or are too slow. We have been looking for a good quality sippy cup that doesn’t leak and our little guy can actually drink from properly.

We were happy to review BornFree sippy cups and the newest line in BornFree cups -the Twist’nPop cup. Incase you didn’t know, BornFree is the worlds leading BPA-free baby brand and specializes in designing baby and toddler products like baby bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups using safe materials with the smartest innovations. BornFree cups and bottles feature the unique BornFree venting system, designed to reduce colic and middle-ear infections.

The sippy cup is what we were most interested in although the Twist’nPop cup will come in handy for our girl to use or for little guy when he is a bit older and masters the first stage of drinking like a big boy!


The sippy cup came in blue, which he loved. It’s leak-proof and has the unique BornFree venting system, rubber spout, removable handles so you can use it as a beginner or for toddlers and of course the lid. The size is good, holds about 12oz. Very simple to take apart to clean and very simple to assemble back together, no more fighting with crooked lids. It is also dishwasher safe.

As for little guy, it seems he had a very easy time drinking out of this one. No complaints, in which case he would usually throw the cup on the floor and say “it’s broken”. He’s enjoying his new BornFree sippy cup and I’m happy at the fact it works for both of us.
The Twist’nPop cup is a 14oz toddler drinking cup with a twist-straw mouth and silicon straw. It is quite big in size and has an ergonomic design making it easy for smaller hands to hold it. Although I find the cap is harder for little guy to twist open and close but he is still just mastering the sippy cup itself. To open the Twist’nPop you twist the cap counter-clockwise until the straw pops-out and to close you just twist the cap the opposite way until you see the arrow and know that it’s properly sealed to keep the straw clean and prevent leaks. All parts are removable, easy to wash like the sippy cup are also dishwasher safe.

For more information about BornFree and all their baby products please visit www.newbornfree.ca!

Win it!
BornFree are giving one of A Motherhood Experience’s readers the chance to win both the BornFree Sippy cup and the Twist’nGo cup!

Mandatory entry: “Like” BornFree on Facebook, leave a comment on their wall saying “A Motherhood Experience Blog sent me!” and leave a comment below this post letting me know you did so! In order for other entries to count you must do this first 😉

Extra entries:

Good Luck everyone!

*Giveaway closes February 20th and is open to Canadian residents. One winner will be contacted via email and receive both the sippy cup and the Twist’nGo cup on behalf of BornFree.*

*This review was written by A Motherhood Experience Blog on behalf of BornFree. We received one (1) BornFree sippy cup and one (1) Twist’nPop cup for review purposes. Giveaway prize is sponsored by BornFree. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

 

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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*

 

Overbrook Community Day

image1008400393.jpgLast year we celebrated the end of summer right across the street at the Overbrook community centre with the annual Overbrook Community Day. Music, games, draws and lots more.

This year I thought they weren’t having the party because the centre has been under construction for several months now. Today I received a community flyer announcing the party is still on – rain or shine!

Here are the details:

Overbrook community day

Activities:
-BBQ and Corn Roast
-Soccer baseball games
-Games for kids of all ages
-Giant inflatable castle
-MUSIC
-Free draws and much more!

When: Saturday, September 18th from 12:00-4:00pm

Where: Ottawa Stadium, Coventry Road (next to Canadian tire/Hampton Inn)

If you live or happen to be in the area, come on out for some family fun!

Until next time…Keep dreaming always…

@AMotherhoodBlog

 

Happy Birthday Juice Box!

It’s back to school time and what better way to get back into it than post about one of lunches favourite things, the Juice Box!

Juice boxes and kids go hand in hand. From a quick drink on a long trip to packing them in school lunches, juice boxes are simple, preservative free and can be stored in the pantry, refrigerate at  your own taste! Juice boxes have been a convenient way to quench your childs thirst!

From A Motherhood Experience: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JUICE BOXES!

This year the juice box turns 30, and Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company and manufacturer of juice boxes, has set out to give this pantry staple the party it deserves. How can you join the party?

1.    Check out the website, juiceboxbirthday.ca, where you will find plenty of ways to celebrate the drink that keeps your family on the move such as themed games and a place to share juice box memories.

2.    Next, crank up the volume on “Celebrate the Juice Box!” by the Juice Box Heroes, a popular kids music group and their original single commemorating the birthday beverage available free download.

3.    If you can’t help tapping your feet, consider making your own music video debut. You can enter Tetra Pak’s contest (http://juiceboxbirthday.com/contest.php) to create the best video version of “Celebrate the Juice Box!” The contest will last through October 31, when 9 finalists and 1 grand-prize winner will receive cash and other cool prizes. So, cue up the video camera and have the whole family join in the creative process!

*Information in this post was provided by MomCentral Canada, I did not receive any compensation for this post, this post was written for informational purposes. For more information about Mom Central Canada and their product testing panel visit www.momcentralcanada.com*

 
 

Mabel’s Labels Colourful Ultimate Back-To-School Combo review and giveaway!

School is out for summer but before we know it we will be scrambling around getting our little ones organized to go back to school! My daughter will be heading to grade 1 in september which means more supplies and other things that will be lost along the way. This year we are sending her prepared with Mabel’s Labels new limited edition Colourful Ultimate Back-To-School Combo!

Personalized and durable, Mabel’s Labels are created by brilliant moms for everything that needs a label. The bright colours and patterns help younger children identify their items while older ones have fun having their name on a special label. Mabel’s Labels are truly durable, we had placed Classic Sticky labels on her rubber rain boots months ago  and the labels are still in tact. We have used them on just about everything that’s left the house with our daughter and they have always passed the “kid durability test” with ours! Organizing for school should be no problem!
The Colourful Ultimate Back-To-School Combo is $44.00 and includes 50 TagMates™, 40 Skinny-Minis™, 16 Shoe labels and 2 TeenyTags. All the durable, waterproof labels needed in Mabel’s most vibrant designs for a great price. Visit www.Mabel.ca for all your labelling needs.

Win it!
Thanks to Mabel’s Labels, one lucky reader has a chance to win their very own Colourful Ultimate Back-To-School Combo! Visit www.Mabel.ca and leave a comment below telling us what you think of the new Mabel and new designs!

Dont forget to:

Good Luck and happy labelling!

*Giveaway closes August 11th 2010 and is open to US & CANADA. One entry per person. One reader will win their own Colourful Ultimate Back-To-School Combo on behalf of Mabel’s Labels. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via provided email address.*

*This review and giveaway are brought to you by A Motherhood Experience Blog on behalf of Mabel’s Labels. We received a Colourful Ultimate Back-To-School combo for review purposes. All opinions about products reviewed are my own*

 
 
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