YOU COULD HOST A SEVENTH GENERATION HEALTHY BABY HOME PARTY TOO!

What is a Healthy Baby Home Party?

Seventh Generation’s home parties are powered by people like you who are focused on creating a healthy environment for the next generation. Developed with input from non-profit partner, Healthy Child Healthy World, they are a great way to get together with friends, share helpful information, and make an impact!

Healthy Baby Home Party kits are provided to all selected hosts and are filled with educational info about our environment, helpful tips, a fun game, and samples and coupons from Seventh Generation and other favorite family-friendly brands like bobble, American Meadows and Zarbee’s Naturals.

What is the Application Process?

  • Sign up at generationgood.net to join the Generation Good community, or log in if already a member.
  • Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.
  • Applicants will be notified by mid-June if they have been selected to host a party, via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.
  • All selected applicants will then need to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission in Generation Good and confirming their shipping address.
  • Hosting spots are open to US residents only at this time. Canadian parties are planned for later in 2016!
  • Full terms and conditions are available within Generation Good in the “Healthy Baby Home Party Application” offer.HBHP_Kit_pic_2016

Stay tuned – I’ll be posting pics from my PARTY in September!

Ebates

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I have found the gift of Ebates and I wish I had found it sooner. Being a new mommy and a mommy of a toddler and an infant – I tend to do A LOT of online shopping. I made $140 EXTRA dollars last quarter – just by signing up for Ebates and making my purchases through their site (or app). Basically, most retailers offer some type of cash back when you make a purchase. It can range from 1-15% (some give dollar amounts) PLUS Ebates has a list of coupon codes and knows the current sales happening when you make your purchase – that can save you even more. Every 3 months Ebates will send you a check for the cash back amount. I was TOTALLY skeptical, signed up through a friend and never used it. Then one day, I decided to see what it was all about. My last check was for $103! All of that JUST for making purchases I planned on making anyway. My guilty pleasures are Target and Baby Gap. I’ve been raking in the dough! Interested? Sign up using my link – Click HERE – you’ll earn $10 too!🙂

Just Cup It Up! 

I am a convert! After learning about menstrual cups at MommyCon a few years ago.. I finally decided to consider trying them. I’d already switched to cloth pads after An Urban Tot arrived. 

I got a Diva Cup at MommyCon Chicago 2016. One cycle in and I’m in love. I liked not having to take anything extra in my purse, not having to ask where the bathroom was in the hardware store and being able to wearing underwear without anything extra in them. Once the cup was in, I forgot about it. It was easier to insert than I thought it would be. After a few pointers from Kim Rosas at MommyCon, I found that taking it out wasn’t traumatic at all. I’m definitely looking forward to wearing it on vacations and during dance classes. 

Switching to the cup gets two thumbs up from me.

  

Wanna host a Healthy Baby Home Party?

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What is a Healthy Baby Home Party?

Seventh Generation’s home parties are powered by people like you who are focused on creating a healthy environment for the next generation. Developed with input from non-profit partner, Healthy Child Healthy World, they are a great way to get together with friends, share helpful information, and make an impact!

Healthy Baby Home Party kits are provided to all selected hosts and are filled with educational info about our environment, helpful tips, a fun game, and samples and coupons from Seventh Generation and other favorite family-friendly brands like bobble, Plum Organics and Zarbee’s Naturals.

What is the Application Process?

  • Sign up at generationgood.net to join the Generation Good community, or log in if already a member.
  • Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.
  • Applicants will be notified by end of March if they have been selected to host a party, via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.
  • All selected applicants will then need to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission in Generation Good and confirming their shipping address.
  • 1,900 FREE Party Kits will be distributed in this round.
  • Hosting spots are open to US residents only at this time. Canadian parties are planned for later in 2016!
  • Full terms and conditions are available within Generation Good in the “Healthy Baby Home Party Application” offer.

The Caya Diaphragm Review 2

I finally received my contraceptive gel (contragel green) in the mail from Germany – took about 2 weeks to arrive.

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A quick review of the contragel: The smell was very faint – reminded me of cloves. No burning like with spermacide. It wasn’t sticky or gooey and also worked as a nice lubricant.

Ok, using the Caya.

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It went in easily, I couldn’t feel it, wasn’t detectable during sex and I actually forgot it was in there while waiting the 6 hours to remove it. Not bad considering one reason I stopped using tampons is because they were uncomfortable.

So far, so good. I’ll update again after a month or two of usage.

Aden & Anais Giveaway! Head to MommyCon 2016

*I purchased these bibs with my own money. No outside entity is sponsoring this giveaway*

I am giving away a set of Aden and Anais product(RED) burpy bibs to one lucky winner who buys a ticket to MommyCon or Wear using the $5 off code: STAAR16. Once you’ve bought your MommyCon ticket, you’ll have a chance to win these awesome bibs.

You have the entire 2016 MommyCon season to enter. A Winner will be drawn after the San Jose MommyCon.

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Use the link below to enter. Good Luck!

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It’s That Time Again! MOMMYCON Chicago 2016

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If you have been reading my blog, follow me on IG or keep up with me on Facebook – you KNOW I love MommyCon. I’ve been 3 times and visited 2 different cities. I’m already planning to attend another MommyCon and the new WEAR conference (both in Chicago) this year. If MommyCon had a fan club, I’d be the president.

If you are pregnant, have littles or are around littles -MommyCon is for you. There are a ton of Vendors, great lectures by experts, fun for the kiddies and other likeminded mamas, daddies and childcare providers on deck to share experiences with and get advice from. If you’ve never been to a MommyCon – I advise you to check out the schedule to find one near you. If you’ve been before, I suggest you go again -they get better each year. 

You can use the code STAAR16 for $5 off any regular priced ticket to any MommyCon or the wear conference this year.

Want more info? I posted a blog late last year about my experiences in Chicago in 2014 and 2015. You can check it out HERE.

Cloth Wipe Solution

 
I LOVE cloth wipes. I use a mixture of flannel, cotton and terry cloth/velour wipes in my wipe warmer. My favorite are the organic cotton terry cloth/velour wipes. They are like wash cloths and they pick up the scariest of blowouts – often with one cloth. Wipes can get really expensive and go really fast, so I usually only use them in my diaper bag. Below is my anti-bacterial (because of the tea tree oil) cloth wipe solution.

  • 2 cups of HOT water,
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil,
  • 2 tablespoons of Dr Bronners baby mild soap and
  • 4 drops of tea tree oil

I mix it all in a bowl and drop my wipes in. I lightly squeeze them out, overlaying them one at a time because I like my wipes to “pop up” like regular wipes. I put them in my diaper warmer and replenish them every other day. I make about 25 wipes every other day.

 

 

The WEAR Conference – Chicago May 27-29th

11921712_10206477187786036_3178075693777261105_nBabywearing has become sort of a passion of mine. There are SO many benefits too: babies are closer, you’re hands free, a lot of colicky babies do better when worn, it’s an ancient practice, babies and toddlers at ALL stages LOVE it. Besides, wraps and carriers are just so darn cute!

Wanna learn more? Wanna WEAR more? The creators of MommyCon have created a cool new conference called: WEAR! It’s happening this May in Chicago.

You can use my code: STAAR16 for $5 off. (You can also use this code for ANY mommycon in 2016.)

Let me know if you plan to attend. I’ll be there!