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Discovery Toys – Play To Achieve

Brandy Wojcik

Discovery Toys Educational Consultant and Team Leader

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Discovery Toys Is Ready For BACK TO SCHOOL!!

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to receive a $20 Bonus In FREE Toys!

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“When we treat children’s play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that’s to be found in the creative spirit. It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.”
— Fred Rogers

Wordless Wednesday!

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It was  HOT today, so we had some indoor fun!

The pictures are all labeled.. if you click on them, you can read what they say! LOL

Be Blessed…

~Katie

River City Boutique Mama Cloth Review

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This past monthly visit brought to my attention that I need to find some new mama cloth! A few of the ones I have just keep getting pushed further and further back into my bathroom drawer. My River City Boutique Mama Cloth is NOT one of those! This panty liner is perfect for light flow, spotting, or menstrual cup back up days! It’s soft and fuzzy, and very comfortable. It also has a snap in liner to make it a little more absorbent for if your going to be out running errands.

River City Boutique makes several colors of Mama Cloth including these pretty green ones, and Tweety!

River City Boutique also sells ChunkiBunz Diapers for those babies that have booties… None of mine do.. at all! But these diapers are way cute!

So go check out River City Boutique, show her some love and let her know I sent you her way!

Be Blessed…

~Katie

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Monthly Tidings…

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About 7 months ago I was introduced to Mama Cloth.. it just made sense to me. I use cloth diapers, why not cloth pads?  As I researched the disposable versions a little more I was appalled to learn several things about them. One being, that they contained the same chemicals as diapers that can cause uterine and cervical cancers. Another that the manufacturers actually place chemicals into them that cause your periods to be longer and more painful! Which of course benefits them! That makes you buy more product!

I was happy to make that change after finding out this information! And so begin my journey of finding that all-perfect mama cloth. And I have a couple favorites. I love the Elysium Mimzi Hugz. And I love the Little Bear Bums  mama cloth. There are a few I  have though, that every month get pushed a little further back into the drawer.

This is for different reasons. They don’t absorb enough, they don’t cover enough, they just are not comfortable… So I am now on the search for a few more brands of Mama cloth to add to my favorites, and I want to hear from you what your favorite is. Why do you use mama cloth? Do you find them easier or harder then disposables? Do people in your immediate family think  your wacky because you use them?

I have found through my use of mama cloth that my periods are  A LOT less painful. I wish I could say shorter, but because of the medical IUD I have in, my periods are ALL out of whack. But before I would go through half a bottle of Motrin at that time of the month and now I don’t use any! I love that I don’t suddenly have that Uh oh feeling, followed by the Uh Oh I forgot to buy! comment as I rush to the bathroom to stuff my panties with toilet paper before running to the store!

I love that they are really super easy to wash! I simply rinse them out with cold water to prevent staining and toss in the washer with a load of laundry or diapers. My diaper pail has a cup at the top where you put the diaper in and then turn the handle and the diaper falls into the pail. But the cloth diapers are too bulky and always get stuck so I rarely use it for diapers. Instead I turn the cup up and place my used cloth in there until I need to wash them. When I strip my diapers once a month I also toss in my pads. Just to make sure they are super clean and sanitized I rinse them after the monthly visit is over in a vinegar rinse in my washer, by adding a cup of vinegar to the final rinse cycle.  This may all seem like a lot of work, but it really takes just a few minutes. Much less time than a frantic trip to the store with 6 kids in tow!

When people ask about them (I have been known to leave them sitting on my couch after a washing, out in direct view of visitors, NOT on purpose!) I often reply with the fact that these are close to what women used before disposable pads were made.  I point out what I have learned about disposable pads, and how they harm our bodies. And quickly tell how easy they are to care for and wash. So far I haven’t had anyone decide to try them. Which to me is amazing! I mean how could someone continue to use something KNOWING that it could cause cancer, and that it does cause longer more painful periods?? It makes no sense.

I am glad though that I am now armed with this information and know enough about disposables to teach my daughters and even my sons about the greatness of cloth. Because I want my sons to know enough to be able to make wise decisions when they are husbands and fathers too.

I would really love to know what your thoughts are on Mama Cloth! Do you have a favorite? Never tried them? Have one you HATE?  Tell all your friends about them?

Be Blessed…
~Katie

 

Baby Bond Nursing Cover Review and Giveaway! CLOSED!!

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I was very bummed that I never actually got to try this Baby Bond Nursing Cover.

Just before I received it Putter’s decided that she was done with that nursing thing, and so it was never used. I have to tell you though, I wish I had this a couple years ago!! Putter’s HATED to be covered up while nursing, while I hated  being left wide open! So I rarely was able to nurse her in public. This nursing cover would of been perfect for us, because it covers up mom not baby!! It’s thin and breathable, while discreetly covering all the necessary areas! I will be passing this along to my daughter who is due in November with her first baby!

I was sent the Couture to review, so it could be used from the top or the bottom. This means that I could use it with a nursing top, that has snap off straps, or just a shirt that I had to pull up. It covered either my tummy, or whatever was left open by an unsnapping top. I would of felt much more comfortable nursing in public with this cover!  You can also get one that only goes over the shoulder as there are three options to choose from at Baby Bond. If you are looking for a versatile nursing cover, that won’t cover up your baby, and will not cause you to over heat either, then the Baby Bond nursing cover is for you!!

You can also find Baby Bond on Facebook and Twitter! There are also several videos etc on their webpage to show you how to use the Baby Bond cover, since I was unable to provide pictures!

Baby Bond has offered to give one reader their very own Baby Bond cover!

Sponsored by Tomoson.com

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS  AUGUST 13th, AT 4:00 P.M. PST

Mandatory Entry:
You must be a subscriber to this blog, (NOT the blogger blog)  either by using the subscribe button at the top if you have a wordpress account, or by email (Right hand side half way down the page!)

LEAVE  YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN EVERY COMMENT FORM PLEASE!!

EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Fan Baby Bond on Facebook and thank them for this giveaway! +2

2. Follow Baby Bond on Twitter! +1

3. Tell me which cover is your favorite from Baby Bond! +2

4. Fan Misadventures Of A Family Of 8 on FB. +1

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6. Post about this giveaway in your FB status, using the link for this giveaway and tagging Misadventures and Baby Bond! +1 (Can be done daily)

7. Follow me on Twitter. +1

8. Enter another one of my open giveaways, and tell me which one.
+1 for each open giveaway you enter.

“I’m not responsible if you are not mailed your winnings by the sponsor”

Be Blessed..

~Katie
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

BioKleen Winner!

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Random.org  picked number 7 out of 37 entries….I had to choose a couple times, because A LOT of the entries did not include email addresses!! Leaving your email in EVERY comment is a requirement to qualify for giveaways! Sorry, if that is an inconvenience but it makes my job SO much easier!

Juice Box’s birthday was a blast… we discovered that I had forgotten the wrapping paper so all his presents came in a couple boxes, then we had cake and ice cream, and he had a lot of fun! We had my older brother’s two kids here as well as my younger brother and my mom.  This afternoon we had a visitor from Estonia who just would not believe that we were not Mormon :o)  And all in all it was a fun, good day!

Now on to the winner…Congratulations Nicolette!! I will be emailing you shortly and you will need to respond within 48 hours to claim your prize!!

Thanks everyone for participating, and thank you BioKleen for sponsoring this great review and giveaway!

Be Blessed…

~Katie

Friday Facebook Follow Hop

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It’s Week 21 of the Friday Facebook Follow!!I am new to this Hop, so hopefully I did it all correctly!Click on the button to go to the Hop and check out some cool Fb pages… if you have a page yourself, add your info!

Be Blessed…

~Katie