Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Big Latch On 2012

2012's The Big Latch On!

What is The Big Latch On?

Groups of breastfeeding women coming together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and we see if we can beat previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record!


The Big Latch On is originally from New Zealand. It was started by Women's Health Action in 2005 as part of World Breastfeeding Week. Each year, they have seen a growth in the numbers of breastfeeding women attending and an increase in the support for breastfeeding in public. The Big Latch On was introduced to Portland, Oregon, in 2010 by Joanne Edwards as a celebration for World Breastfeeding Week. In 2011, Joanne worked with Annie Brown and members of La Leche League USA to grow the Big Latch On across the USA.

New Jersey Locations

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 10:00am
Postpartum Place
55 Main St, Chatham, NJ 07928, USA

Maria Parlapiano RN IBCLC

Calling all nursing moms!
Come join us for the BIG LATCH ON!
As the premier lactation and new parent center of NJ since 1996,
Postpartum Place is proud and excited to host this year.
Of course,light refreshments will be provided.(bc every eats at PPP!)
Let's help break last years record of how many nurslings nurse at the same time - all over the globe!
* Note: If it's nice we will be outside on the lawn as well as on the porch and inside so a picnic blanket would be in order

The Big Latch On at Mountainside Hospital
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 9:30am-12:00pm
1 Bay Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028, USA

Please RSVP by August 1st.
Megan Voytus
973.429.6964 megan.voytus@mountainsidehosp.com

Join us on August 4th as we participate in The Big Latch On!
Refreshments, fun activities, raffle prizes, and free parking will be provided.
A Certified Lactation Consultant will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about your breastfeeding experience.

Big Latch On West Jersey
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 10:30am
Jake's Place
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

Tiff Hare
Facebook page "Birthing, Breastfeeding and Babies" to get updates as we go ahead with plans.

Stay for after for a picnic lunch.

I will be going to the Glen Ridge site with my family this saturday. I am excited to be a part of this event! Don't forget to visit The Big Latch On site. Check out their online store on cafepress. Like them on facebook. Please come support the breastfeeding community of New Jersey! Family and friends welcome!


Bloggers Wanted: Senna Prompt Giveaways

Bloggers Wanted!

This is a FREE opp for bloggers only. In exchange for creating a post & promoting the Senna Prompt giveaway you will get one free Facebook or Twitter link on the Rafflecopter form. The HTML for this event is posted here.


Summer Blog Challenge Day 61

Post a black and white photo you've taken.

[#3 <3]


Monday, July 30, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: Amazon Giftcard Giveaway

Bloggers Wanted!

Mama Papa Barn is hosting an Amazon $40 giftcard giveaway thanks to UniqueVanities.com!! We will be giving away an Amazon gift card to a lucky reader, anywhere in the world!! Giveaway starts August 18, 2012. Bloggers can sign up here!


Hers Or His Power Wheels Giveaway Event

Hers or His Power Wheels Jeep Event

Hosted by: Mom Blog Society
Event Giveaway Dates: July 30 - August 13
Prize: Fisher Price Power Wheels Jeep- His or Hers
Open: Worldwide
If a winner is selected from outside of the US, they will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate


Styled after the Jeep Wrangler, this 6V battery-powered single-seat Jeep ride-on features fun Barbie styling. This vehicle features a realistic Jeep design with a rollbar.

Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Jeep Battery-Powered Ride-On:
  • Age Range: 3 years and up
  • Goes up to 2.5 mph in forward and reverse
  • Wheels: plastic
  • Brakes: Power Lock Brake System
  • Battery requires 18 hours to charge
  • Battery charge lasts up to 40 minutes
  • Dimensions: 38"L x 26.375"W x 17.125"H
  • Maximum weight capacity: 50 lbs
  • Adult assembly required
  • Assemble in 20 minutes or less

Styled after the Jeep Wrangler, this 6V single-seat Jeep has the Hot Wheels license. This vehicle features realistic Jeep design with rollbar.

Fisher-Price Power Wheels Hot Wheels Jeep 6-Volt Battery-Powered Ride-on:
  • Age Range: 3 years and up
  • Goes up to 2.5 mph in forward and reverse
  • Wheels: plastic
  • Brakes: Power Lock Brake System
  • Battery requires 18 hours to charge
  • Battery charge lasts up to 40 minutes
  • Dimensions: 38"L x 26.375"W x 17.125"H
  • Maximum weight capacity: 50 lbs
  • Adult assembly required
  • Assemble in 20 minutes or less
One lucky winner will get to pick his or hers Power Wheels Jeep!
Enter on the Easy Rafflecopter below!
Remember, you can't win if you don't enter.


Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. This Mom Said What is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.


Bloggers Wanted: Ultimate Girl Prize Package Giveaway

Bloggers Wanted!

Tutu Momma’s Ultimate Girl Prize Package Giveaway Free Blogger Opp

The lovely Tutu Momma has paired up with Kara’s Deals and Steals for this awesome giveaway and has provided a girly little prize package full of goodies to give away to one lucky winner. The prize package includes:

Petti Skirt-$22 value
Tutu-$15 value
Necklace-$10 value
4 boutique bows- $20 value
8 shabby rosette character clips (skulls(2), Barbie, Raggedy Anne, Strawberry Shortcake, Lala Loopsy, Smurfette, and Cinderella's carriage)- $32 value

These items fit 18 months-4T and she can go up to a 5 or 6 in the pettiskirt or tutu.

The giveaway will run from August 14-August 28. It is open to the U.S. only. Kara’s Deals and Steals is offering one free link to bloggers in this giveaway and another free link if you post an announcement! You must have 1000+ Facebook fans to be eligible for this opp. Sign up here.


Summer Blog Challenge Day 60

Are you an artist? Show some artwork or doodling you've done. Don't do art, share something you like then.

No, I am not an artist. I've drawn and painted when I was young. My most recent was a doodle of Boots. It's nothing special. Boots the monkey from Dora because Max wanted a drawing of Boots lol.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: Dinner's On Me Event

Bloggers Wanted!

The August 2012 Event!

This event is Hosted by ATD Surviving Mommy Hood.

Event will run from August 5th - August 30th 2012

Event will be open to US residents.

Dinner's on Me!

$300 worth of Restaurant Gift Cards Giveaway

The Prize(s)

1 Grand Prize Winner will get: $150 worth of Gift Cards

(1) Olive Garden $30 GC, (1) Chili's$30 GC, (1) Pf Changs $30GC, (1) Red Robin $30 GC, (1) AppleBee's $30 GC

10 additional Winners will get:

(1) $15 Subway Gift Card


FREE link: In order to get a free facebook or twitter link. You must promote the"Dinner's on Me! event" through a blog post. The html to do this quick and easy can be found here.

  • If you choose NOT to post about this event you may pay $2 for the 1st link.

Additional links up to 3 fb, twitter, pinterest, email subscription {} $3 for each additional link

Sponsor A Page

  • Have an entry page linked to your blog. You will have a fb, twitter or pinterest page. The Rafflecopter will link to your blog page. $7 for each page you sponsor

Co-Host Spot

  • There are 2 spots available to co-host. As a co-host you will get your blog name and link on each participating blog. $10 for the co-host spot

Sign Up For this Event HERE


Summer Blog Challenge Day 59

How does your life measure up to the vision you had when you were younger?

When I was younger I never thought too much about my future life. I only thought that whatever it is I hope its good. My personality was happy go lucky type, go with the flow. But the main thing I always wanted was a close knit happy family with 3 or more children. Yeah I'm nuts, I was also the only child. Now that I am 26 two boys and a funny husband I couldn't dream of a better life for myself. I just thank God I'm not dead in some ditch somewhere with the way my past was.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: Nexus7 Giveaway

Bloggers Wanted!

The Nexus 7 Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: Nexus 7 Tablet

The event dates: 8/16 - 9/6

Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted


Vegan-Gluten-Free Waffles

For you Vegans out there!

I found this awesome recipe and I actually tried it out and found it to taste like an actual waffle. It was quick and easy.

What You'll Need:
3 1/2 cups water
8 oz (1 cup) tofu
1 Tbs frozen apple juice concentrate
2 1/2 cups gluten free oatmeal
1/2 cup corn meal
1/3 cup cashew nuts
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla

Go heat up your waffle iron...blend all the ingredients. slowly pour the mix into the non stick waffle iron.  Leave for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy a new breakfast!


Summer Blog Challenge Day 58

When was the last time you "roughed it"?

Last time I "roughed it"...when I was on my own living in California I honestly didn't have enough money to eat for the weekend. The only I had left was for my bus ride to and from work. I luckily worked in a restaurant talked to my manager and he was understanding and had me take food home. It's either he threw it out or I took it home. So after that I talked to my manager and said my thank you and if he could donate left overs to the homeless shelter and until now he does. I felt so blessed to have a kind manager.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: Breezer Playhouse Giveaway

Bloggers Wanted!

Free blogger sign-ups for the first 100 bloggers! Join us for this fun summer giveaway for Beezer Playhouses and get a FREE Facebook entry here.


Dali Wall Decals Review & Giveaway


I got to try the Dali Wall Decals in my children's room and it was pretty cool. There was this empty spot where my son would constantly say, "Mommy can I draw on the wall?" So with the decals he no longer has that crazy urge to draw on the wall and he loves the shapes and color. I couldn't be more happier about the awesome product...Thanks Dali Decals! Over the past couple of days decided to move the decals and that was pretty hard to do with two kids clawing at me but managed to do wasn't too bad and moved it over to our large bedroom wall. Max and Dean still loves smacking at the walls. Still very happy!

Make sure to check out the Dali Decals website! Keep connected with Dali Decals by following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook.



One of my lucky followers will get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! This giveaway is open to US residents and 18 years of age and older. Ends Friday, August 3rd, 2012.

This Mom Said What was not compensated in any way for this post and is not responsible for prizes not received.

Summer Blog Challenge Day 57

Write up something about an alternative energy source.

We personally do not have any alternate energy source for our home. I've seen so many homes around our neighborhoods with solar power energy. As I looked it up I saw that New Jersey hits a new record with solar panel installations. Hopefully soon we can get solar panels too!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Blog Challenge Day 56

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

[Nightcrawler from Xmen]

TRANSPORTATION! The ability to transport myself instantaneously from any point A to any point B also along with that powers to touch an object or person to transport with. I always wanted a quick way to travel and flying isn't really my thing. Just like the film Jumper with Hayden Christensen. Or Nightcrawler from Xmen. I would only use it for good and for fun.


Bloggers Wanted: Hers Or His Power Wheels Event

Bloggers Wanted!

Hers or His Power Wheels Event

hosted by: Mom Blog Society

This is a free blog event! You will receive one link for your participation.
Event Giveaway Dates: July 30 - August 13
Prize: Disney Princess Girls' Convertible or Lil' Rider Sports Car
Open: Worldwide
If a winner is selected from outside of the US, they will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate

To join: Post this announcement html (found here) for the Power Wheels Giveaway Event
Then – please add your information here

You must be a Mom Blog Society member to participate. Joining this amazing blogging nextwork is free; visit www.momblogsociety.com and click the signup link in the top right hand corner.
If you have any questions please email teri@momblogsociety.media.com.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: Diamond Candle Bonanza

Bloggers Wanted!

Who doesn't love diamonds? Many readers have requested a worldwide Diamond Candle Giveaway and so Starting August 3rd, Rita Reviews along with some blogger friends, will be hosting a Diamond Candle Bonanza Giveaway Event. We will be giving away a set of 5 Diamond Candles ($100 Value!) Diamond Candles are these really cool earth-friendly soy candles that are made in the USA and contain a surprise in them. You see, in each candle there is a ring worth anything from $10 to $5,000! That's right, you could have a diamond ring worth $5,000 inside of your candle! So mark your calendars, you don't want to miss it! If you are a blogger and want to participate in this event and potentially earn thousands of new followers, you can sign up HERE


Summer Blog Challenge Day 55

Give us 3 easy healthy meals or snacks for young kids & toddlers.

Three healthy meals/snacks I love to give to Max is...
1. Kale chips! He loves it because it's crunchy :D [snack]
2. Baked Chicken Breast Cutlets! Again yummy delicious and crunchy. [meal]
3. Fruit Smoothies! My husband makes the best strawberry smoothies. [snack]


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Blog Challenge Day 54

What's a band that you've been listening to and liking lately?

I don't really like one particular band. I listen to everything and anything. Right now I currently have One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful [just heard on tv.] Not much of a fan of the band but it's stuck in my head.


Copy-Kids DVD Review & Giveaway


"Because children learn best from other children!" This awesome DVD is for children ages 6 months to 5 years of age. It's a fun film about 12 fruits and vegetbles with children eating them. Within two seconds into the Copy-Kids DVD, my 3.5 year old who has no interest in vegetables screamed, "Mommy! Get me bell peppers! I want crunchy bell peppers too!" Wow well this DVD really has got it right with kids copying other kids. :D I was excited to let my kids see this DVD. I am truly happy that Max has actually is a VERY picky eater! Especially with vegetables. I am convinced all I need to do now is show him Copy-Kids DVD and he'll be right there with those children eats vegetables! Dean on the hand is only 6.5 months old. Just watching the kids eat all those colorful vegetables makes me smile and giggle. I know starting a child early would be the greatest idea. I can't wait to start feeding him the best there is. Thanks Copy-Kids DVD!

Make sure to check out the Copy-Kids website! Keep connected with Copy-Kids by following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook.

You can purchase the Copy-Kids DVD on their website for just $19.95!



One of my lucky followers will get a chance to win a Copy-Kids DVD! This giveaway is open to US residents and 18 years of age and older. Ends Tuesday, July 31st, 2012.

This Mom Said What was not compensated in any way for this post and is not responsible for prizes not received.

Monday, July 23, 2012

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

I love being silly!

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice!

3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

4. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks . Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions,
switch to espresso.

5. In the memo field of all your checks, write 'For Marijuana'.

6. Skip down the hall rather than walk and see how many looks you get.

7. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

8. Specify that your drive-through order Is 'To Go'.

9. Sing along at the opera.

10. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party because you have a headache.

11. When the money comes out the ATM, scream 'I Won! I Won!'

12. When leaving the Zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're loose!'

13. Tell your children over dinner, 'Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.'

And the final way to keep a healthy level of insanity...



Summer Blog Challenge Day 53

How do you beat the summer heat?

I beat the summer heat by making a chilling beverage! Max and I made Oreo Floats! It was delicious and it definitely made us cool.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Bike Ride

God it's been ages!

Well my husband convinced to go out and ride a bike out with him. I honestly felt scared. I know...but I am such a klutz and there's a high percentage I'd smash my face in on the pavement before I got too far. I should really be more aggressive. I don't know what happened to me...CHILDREN! :D It's ok I told Rad I'll ride a bike if you put a carrier on and put Dean in it! So I rode a bike FINALLY! I was screaming the way down the driveway and Rad kept laughing and said, "Look at me I'm fine and I have a baby on me!" I scream back, "I hate you! I have a baby IN ME too!" >.< But after all that I can't believe its been since junior year high school. I did almost eat pavement but saved myself by hitting the grass instead lol. And oh the best the proof! For Rad to say, "Oh! I'll never f-en do that!"


I guess you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! I was so excited, I agreed to go through the wood trail with our bikes...I enjoyed myself as did Dean! Giggling and drooling the whole time! I just thought to myself...Poor Max missing out on this time! He was with Lolo my dad. All I can say now a day after the bike ride is that my ass actually hurts, but will definitely go do it again next Saturday!


Summer Blog Challenge Day 52

What's your best gardening tip?
Gardening/planting nobody gets it right the first time. Don't get discouraged. A tip I can give for mini farming on your property is that you should only dig when the soil is reasonably dry [never when wet.] Also save some space by sowing two different crops in a single row...meaning you can mix a slow growing parsnips/carrots with some fast lettuces/radishes. Remember to be patience. Gardening is a relaxing thing to do.

[little watermelon growing :D]


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Giveaway!

Giveaway is hosted by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog & Diva Fabulosa!
A HUGE thanks to our co-hosts: Bonkers 4 Coupons, Luv Saving Money, Sister's Saving Cents, Dishin With Rebelle, Trinkies, My Vegan Gluten Free Life, Tidbits From A Mom, and Keeping Your Cents and all of the bloggers that have come together to make this event possible!

Join and enter a chance to win!!!!

Prize: Winner chooses prize valued at no more than $200 (shipping included) Choose from Kindle Fire, Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card
This giveaway will run from 7/21 12:01am (EST) - 8/20 11:59pm (EST).
Giveaway is open worldwide and participants must be 18 + years to enter.
Use the giveaway tool below to enter! Good Luck!

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Disclosure: This Mom Said What is not responsible for shipment of prize and was not compensated in any way for the posting of this event. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email send out by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog or Diva Fabulosa. If there is no response another winner will be drawn.


Summer Blog Challenge Day 51

Talk about a free activity to do with children.

Local park is the best free activity! I love the park. It's not too far 5 minutes away from the house and the other park is 10 minutes away! There are other children that Max can play with and make friends! Or we can do arts and craft with whatever we find in the house recycling. Like tissue box guitar or my favorite tissue box dino feet! Free is awesome and add creativity to that equals AWESOMENESS!