Say No To Baby Blues

 
I am extremely lucky I never had any form of postpartum depression/baby blues with any of my children. I have on the other hand had the baby blues over the cost of having babies. They say a baby will be the most expensive investment of your life. I second that one. On average a newborn baby goes through 10-15 diapers a day. They start using less as they get older but then potty training doesn't start til around 18 months to 2 years old. That my friends is a lot of diapers. Now if your lucky enough to be able to breastfeed, do it. Formula can range between 20-25 dollars per container. You usually go through one in about a week so that adds up fast. Then they begin solids, they grow out of all their clothes, they need toys, the list goes on and on. So how do you have a baby on a small budget? Here is how :

Mrs. January has a great baby on a budget piece.

Smart Canucks has everything from freebies to flyers and more.

Gail Vaz Oxlade from Til Debt Do Us Part has everything on finances.

Baby Center has answers to all your questions about baby.

Plus you can ask me via my contact form. I love hearing from people.


 
Now if your like some people out there who prefer pets to kids, there are ways for you to save money on them as well.
 
Pets pets pets can help you select the perfect pet for your needs.
 
I love dogs  has a ton of free stuff for your pooch.
 
Free Pet Stuff  over on FB has lots of info for you and your pet.
 
Purina Pro Club is for serious dog and cat lovers.
 
Always check the awesome freebie sites I have listed on my favorite sites and blogs page they all have free pet stuff.
 
Enjoy! Have a great day!
 
 

 


All In A Days Work!

 
There is always something going on around my house, and usually it involves me being very busy cooking, cleaning or taking care of the kids in general. So its nice when you get to just look at your life and laugh! And boy did I have a good laugh this morning. Why is it as soon as your back is turned kids get into everything? Well my daughter came out of the kitchen looking like this:

 
She is sporting the ever fashionable coat of baking powder! As soon as I left the kitchen to change my babys bottom I hear giggles and then this is what greets me around the corner!
 
 
So what do you do when life throws you crazy curve balls.... Laugh! We laughed and then I swept it all up and told her not to touch. So take the time to laugh in the chaos we call life. It will help you enjoy life and your family will thank you for it. Happy Mommy = Happy Family!
 
So find something to make you laugh today to starting with these:
 
Get your Joke of the day
 
And more Jokes
 
Then head over to Break to see some hilarious videos!
 
HAPPY LAUGHING!
 
 


Disney Cars Gummies MultiVitamins Review

Disney Gummies MultiVitamins
 
 
Recently I was on the market for a new multivitamin for my little ones because Im always concerned they arent getting all their vitamins and minerals through what they eat. Which is probably true. So when I took them shopping they both got extremely excited when we passed by the Disney Multivitamins. So I decided to buy them and try them, and my kids were very happy! They were at my local grocery store at $7.99 for 60 gummies. They taste great, they have a notable amount of vitamins per gummy. They come with 3 delicious flavors in one bottle, orange, grape, and cherry. My kids love it when I give them one in the morning they get excited trying to see which character they got. I went with the Disney Cars ones but they have Disney Princesses as well.
 
Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Grape Juice Concentrate, Gelatin, Modified Corn Starch, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrin, Purple Berry Color Concentrate (Maqui Berry Juice Concentrate, Sugar), Fractionated Coconut Oil Beeswax, Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavors, Black Carrot Juice Color Concentrate, Silica, Annatto Color, Mannitol
 
Cars:  From the Disney Pixar movie Cars. The gummies are shaped as one of six cars from the movie (Lightning McQueen, Mater, Sally, Doc Hudson, Sheriff, and The King). The recommended amount is 2 gummies per day and the container holds 60 gummies.
 
Our experience: These gummies are terrific for parents who are just trying to get some added nutrition into there children daily. There is no hassle with trying to get them to eat it and its quick and easy! I give Cars Gummies MultiVitamins 5 Stars!
 
 

Potty Problems!

So we all go through the potty training process and we all have unique ways of doing things while learning with our child. Well now Im losing confidence in my teaching skills. My daughter is turning 3 in March, and she has been weaving in and out of potty training. Before my son was born in November she was completely potty trained for over 4 months, with a few minor accidents here and there but not very often. Then once my baby was born bam full on peeing in her pants again. She never poops in her pants just pees. I have tried praise, rewards, books, videos, timeouts?!? What else is left? I know this happens sometimes when a new baby is born but for 3 months after hes born? She is almost 3 should I be worried? What tips do you have?



Scam

Criminals are getting sneaky man, I open my email this morning to find this: You have been awarded with the sum of $950,000.00 USD by our office,This award has been selected through the Internet, where your e-mail address was indicated and notified. Please provide MR. Christopher Johnson via email with your full information so that your fund will be remitted to you through Western Union Transfer. Contact person: Mr.Christopher Johnson, TEL: 2348152775139. E-mail [link removed] Ask him to give you the MTCN, Sender Name to pick the $5,000.00. He will keep sending you $5,000.00 daily until the payment of $950,000.00USD is completed.Again forward him your Full Name, Telephone number and address so that he will be sure. Thanks. ©2013 WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER. Funny I dont remember buying a lottery ticket!?! Anyone else get a scam email lately? Share your experience, leave a comment.

How to keep a sick kid comfortable!

Here are some tips to keep your sick kid comfortable.

If its the flu:

Running a fever? Use Tylenol or Advil. Offer plenty of clear fluids. Try getting them to have a cool bath to bring down the fever. If they wont have a bath give them a Popsicle. I make my own using jello. Just prepare the jello as you normally would and then pour it into Popsicle molds. They melt slower and keep their flavor! If they are over the age of 2 you can give children's Gravol. Keep spare blankets, sheets and jammies close by because children don't give much warning when they throw up, expect some messes.Relax and read some books, do a puzzle or watch a movie. Encourage them to rest and you should rest while they do, you might be in for a night of throwing up!


If its a cold:

Use super soft Kleenex, little noses get raw and sore quickly. Try a steam bath in your bathroom. Turn on the shower to extremely hot as well as the sink an sit or stand in the bathroom with your child. Do not leave your child in the bathroom alone! Use a humidifier in their bedroom. Prop their mattress up with an extra pillow or blanket, the elevation helps keep their noses from plugging and therefor makes it easier to breathe. Use saline spray or drops in their nose. Prepare for some hugs and cuddles your baby is gonna need your undivided attention! I wish you all the best and get well soon!

Orange Fudge

I absolutely love orange flavored Aero bars, and Terry's chocolate oranges! I also loooooove fudge! So I got to thinking what if I made a delicious orange flavored fudge? Sounds great right!? It is amazing! I used my favorite fudge recipe from the Jet Puffed Marshmallow Cream Jar and added a tsp of my favorite orange oil I buy from Amazon Boyajian Pure Orange Oil :
     

 

Ingredients

    1 7oz jar marshmallow creme
    2 cups chocolate chips (or chip flavor of choice)
    1 1/2 sticks margarine
    5 oz low-fat evaporated milk
    3 c. granulated sugar
    1 t. vanilla extract
    1 t. Boyajian Orange Oil 


Directions

Line a 13x9 baking dish with foil. Set aside.

Combine margarine, evaporated milk and sugar in a large pot over medium heat. Stirring very frequently, bring to a simmer. Once mixture is simmering steadily, set timer for 5 minutes and cook, stirring very frequently, scraping sides to ensure all sugar gets mixed in.

At the end of 5 minutes remove from heat. Immediately stir in marshmallow creme, chocolate chips and vanilla extract and orange oil. Stir vigorously until all ingredients are incorporated and mix is smooth. Pour into prepared pan and let stand 2 to 4 hours or until solid.

Cut and enjoy!
 
 

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Sell Stuff:

Always checkout your local newspaper!

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I hope this helps in your quest to earn some extra cash! 

All Natural Microwave Cleaner

So today I tackled one of my least favorite jobs, cleaning the microwave. Now since I try to save money and like using what I have on hand, doesnt hurt that its all natural I used my all natural cleaning method. You will need:

  • small bowl
  • lemon juice
  • baking soda
  • hot water
  • scrubber or sponge
  • dry rag

 
First add 2 Tbsp of baking soda to your bowl.

 
Then add 1 1/2 Tbsp of lemon juice to the baking soda.

 
Your gonna activate the baking soda, its gonna bubble almost to the top. Let the bubbles settle and then add 1 cup of hot water to your bowl.

 
This is what my microwave looked like before.

 
Kinda hard to see but I promise its dirty.

 
See. Ewwwwww.

 
Now put the bowl in the microwave for 2 mins. If it bowls over thats fine your gonna be scrubbing it anyways. Once its done take the bowl out and dump it in the sink. Get scrubbing! Since the lemon juice steamed inside the microwave it will be super easy to wipe down. 

 
And here is the end result. Spotless!

 
Looks great doesnt it!

 
So clean it shines!

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