Frugal Family Fun: September 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Steps4Kids to Write Modern Manuscript Review & Giveaway

I have 2 little ones in school this year and a lot of my summer practice for school included writing for both of them. I was introduced to the video Steps4Kids to Write Modern Manuscript dvd recently and was excited to check it out!  My 6 year old has been really improving with her reading and writing and has come a long way in the last year. I figured this video would help her to continue in the right direction!

Considered one of the "Top Videos for Students" by Booklist Online (August 2011), the Steps4Kids to Write Modern Manuscript DVD provides instructional help to those teaching children how to print using the D'Nealian® or similar italicized pre-cursive printing approach.

With approximately 90 minutes of instructional help, this award winning penmanship DVD shows how to write both upper and lowercase letters using video modeling and inviting audio instruction.  Each demonstration is preceded by a colorful graphic that shows the letter, introduces the letter's sound and sight words to help viewers develop reading skills.  Letter are taught in groupings that share common letter strokes.  Drawing breaks are interspersed after the groupings to reinforce letter strokes by showing how to draw using select letters.  Look2Write™ game breaks are also used whereby the viewer is shown words and asked to identify the word spoken by the narrator to reinforce reading of the words.

This dvd helps to make learning to write fun and exciting! My 4 year old is writing her name and working on other words and remembering the letters! We have enjoyed using this great dvd as an educational tool in our home! My friend even asked me to use it with her 4 year old as he has shown an interest in learning to write.  Learning to read and write at an early age in an invaluable tool. You are more likely to do well in school and understand what you are reading! The dvd helps to make this possible!

This is a sample of:
I find the D'Nealian style of writing easy to learn and read! Children learn this well and writing is improved! Check out this great dvd for only

You can win a copy of this dvd for your child!! Enter via Rafflecopter: (Sponsored by

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

Tips for de-cluttering and organizing toys in your kids' playroom!!!

With three kids things can get kind of messy around my house! Nothing is more frustrating (not to mention painful!!) than stepping or tripping on a toy somebody left out! And having clutter all over the house isn't only dangerous, but it just stresses me out!  We finally established a "playroom" for all their toys that was separate from their bedroom. That way we can keep the mess contained to one area and they are free to play as they like.  Keeping that room clean and organized is important for safety, so here are some of my tips to help de-clutter and organize your playroom!!:

1-Have lots of boxes, bins and toy chests on hand! The more places you have for storage the less that will be on the floor.  And while it may seem that bigger is better, in this case it isn't. I prefer longer, shallower boxes so that the toys are more visible and they can see what they want to get out.

2-Use clear boxes for easy view!  I prefer clear boxes so you can see what is inside without having to empty the whole box.  Keep them stacked up on a shelf if possible!

2-Keep games and puzzles in a closet out of reach of little ones, where they can be taken out when ready to use.  Keeping them stacked up on a shelf allows you to see what you have and keeps little pieces off of the floor. Nothing is more frustrating then trying to play a game only to find some of the pieces are missing.

3-Use boxes with lids to organize toys by type. AND DON'T LET THE KIDS OPEN MORE THAN ONE AT A TIME!!!  Organize toys by categories such as Barbies, Hot Wheels, dress up, etc. and only allow them to play with one set after the first set has been cleaned up and put away. If your children want to play with different things, make each child responsible for the things he or she plays with.

4-Do a clean sweep every few months, checking the toys for broken or worn out pieces.  If it can't be cleaned or is broken, toss it. Most of our kids get PLENTY of toys from relatives, birthdays, holidays etc., so there is no need to keep EVERY single toy! Get your kids involved so they can help you narrow it down! Remind them that to get new toys we have to get rid of some of the old stuff! And if it is still usable, donate to your local Goodwill or other thrift store!

5-Clean the room daily. Make it a routine before bedtime to clean up the room! Make it fun-sing the clean up song or make it a race to see who can clean fastest!

6-Take some toys out of rotation for a while and store them away. Then after 3 months switch them out with other toys. The toys will seem fresh and new and there won't be so many toys everywhere.

7-Get rid of toys that your child has outgrown.  If it is a special bear or something sentimental, store it somewhere.  Too many toys=too much clutter

8-If your child doesn't have their own playroom, organize their room so one half is for sleeping and the other is for play. This keeps it organized and neat.

9-Encourage your kids to help you organize the playroom. Ask them what would make it easier to find their stuff and play, and organize based on their needs.

10-Lead by example!! You have to start a clean up routine and help your kids learn to be clean! You can't expect them to keep a clean space if you don't!! Teaching your kids early on that a clean house is a happy house will be an invaluable tool as they grow older! If they see you cleaning they will be more likely to want to get involved, and will learn this good habit early on!!

So there you have it-10 tips to keep your playroom clean and organized!! Share your tips below to let me know how YOU keep it cleaned up!!!

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Hot Wheels® blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bike Glow Safety Light Review + 25% Off Code!

Biking is a fun activity to do with your family! Unfortunately as fall arrives the nights get darker sooner. That usually means less time to ride outside, as it becomes hard for drivers to see you. But with the new Bike Glow Safety Light, you can extend your biking hours and enjoy the last few nights before it gets too cold!!  This great product works great for kids and even adult bikes, and is bright enough to be visible as you ride! It helps keep you safe and allows you to ride even after the sun goes down!!
The BikeGlow™ Safety Light provides 360 degree biking visibility. Running on 2-AA batteries, the BikeGlow™ frame light is a 10' waterproof light tube that securely attaches to your bike's frame. It features three lighting modes: Steady, Slow Flash, Fast Flash. So whether cars are behind you, in front of you, or coming from the side, you remain highly visible and much safer!
The light was pretty quick and easy to install! I was impressed with the brightness! We have a bike route right by the house, where no cars are allowed, so we didn't have to worry about traffic.  But my daughter was super excited to have a light on her bike! Not only does it help with safety-but its just SOOOO cool to look at! ☺  I prefer the flashing setting because it seems to be more attention grabbing but it is great no matter which setting you use.

The lights are available in blue, green, aqua, pink, purple, red, white and yellow! We got the green one but I would love to get sets for the whole family ( I want pink of course!! )  so we can enjoy biking together without having to worry about rushing home before its dark!   The lights cost $24.95 each, so they are a bit spendy, but luckily Bike Glow is offering my readers 25% off! Simply use code: FRUGALFAMILY at check out!

Check out today and learn more about this great product! Also check them out on Facebook and let them know Frugal Family Fun sent you!!

I was not compensated for this post.  I was given a sample of the product to review on my blog. I was not obligated to give a positive review.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Big Book Of How Review

I have a very curious little 6 year old on my hands! She is constantly asking questions to learn more about the world around her!! I try my best to answer them all, but mom only knows so much!!! I often turn to books or good ol' Google to help find the answers I don't know! I like to find educational books that are interesting but still teach you something!! A recent find of mine was "The Big Book Of How", from Time Home Entertainment!  This great books answers questions on a HUGE range of topics, all in words kids can understand! It makes learning fun!!  

The 192-page book, packed with vivid illustrations and comprehensive reporting, helps kids ages 8 and up discover the answers to questions such as: How does a chameleon change colors? How was Mount Rushmore built? How to stay safe during an earthquake? How do you build a spaghetti bridge? How do diamonds form? How does an iceberg form? How do astronauts train for a space mission? How does a lock work? How does popcorn pop? Detailed explanations, more than 200 colorful photos and diagrams, and over 20 “How to” activities help to educate and engage young readers.

My daughter thought this was about the coolest thing on earth!! When I gave it to her we spent about a half an hour browsing the pages and reading the ones that caught her eye. Some of our favorites included learning about tornadoes, Mount Rushmore, and all sorts of animals! The photos are great and everything is explained really well! I love that they broke the book into chapters by topic, so you can check out specific things like sports, natural disasters and more!  The book is an endless source of great knowledge!!

The book is available now for $19.95-and even less if you shop around!!  It is recommend for ages 8 and up, but my 6 year old really enjoyed it! She can read but still needed just a little help with the bigger words.  This book is a must have for any child who loves to learn!!   Check it out today!!

I was not compensated for this post. I was given a copy of the book to review on my blog. I was not obligated to give a positive review.

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Family Time & The Clorox2 Play 2Day Challenge!

Fall is here but there is still plenty of time to get outside and have fun as a family! My family spent the whole summer outdoors, whether it was swimming, hiking, or hanging out at the park! We love to get outside for family time! Its a great way to bond, and as the saying goes, "a family that plays together stays together"!  It is a great way to model the importance of physical activity for your kids and make sure everyone in the family is staying active! 

Clorox2 is inviting families everywhere to take the Clorox2 Play 2Day Challenge! This takes place this weekend, September 24th! They want you to log on to their site and pledge to turn the TV off for the day and GET OUTSIDE! There are so many great activities you can do as a family, no matter what age your kids are! Here are some of my favorite things to do!:

Going for a nature walk or hike is a great way to explore your neighborhood or the mountains! Depending on the ages of your kids, you may want to do a short walk around the block or hit a nature trail! Talk about the changes in the plants due to fall, and discuss this with your kids. Getting them engaged and interested in the world around them is really important!

Playing any kind of sport as a family is a sure way to get laughs and a good time! Some favorites include soccer, kick ball and softball! This teaches discipline and team work! And especially with soccer, you are getting lots of physical activity from all the running!

We also love to hit the local park! There are always lots of other kids around, so get out there and be social! We like to play at bigger parks where there is lots of room to run, lots to do and places to sit and rest.  Some parks even offer activity days, so check with your local parks department for any special events in your area.

You don't have to go anywhere to have fun outdoors! Some of our favorite games include tag and hide and go seek. Even as a kid I remember playing hide and go seek with my grandpa! It was something we always looked forward to! That's really what it's all about-having fun with your kids and creating memories that will last a life time! My kids are already 2,4 and 6 and I feel like the time is flying by me! It's so important to seize the opportunity while your kids are still kids!  You don't want to wake up and realize you missed out on the fun!

No matter what kind of activity you do, please join me in taking the Clorox Play 2Day challenge this weekend and get outside!! The Worldwide Day of Play is the centerpiece of Nickelodeon's The Big Help, a program to empower kids and families to make healthy lifestyle choices every day. On September 24, 2011, kids and families are encouraged to participate in the Worldwide Day of Play to turn off the TV and play outside. Physical activity can improve health, self-esteem and the well being of children. Teach kids a healthier lifestyle of limited TV time and a more physical activities.  Clorox 2® is a proud sponsor of Nickelodeon's 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play. So take the Clorox2® Play 2Day pledge to play outside!

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox2® blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lovemode Review and $25 GC Giveaway!

I may be a mom, but I still like to dress cute and trendy! In the town I live in, there are some alright places to shop, but to get the things I really love I usually have to drive 2 1/2 hours to Seattle or shop online! I was recently introduced to Lovemode! They are a great juniors clothing store with a huge selection of amazing clothes! You can find all sorts of tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories!

I am all about getting great clothes for a great price! With 3 growing little girls, I can't afford super expensive stuff! Luckily Lovemode offers cheap juniors clothes for all sorts of styles! From casual to evening, you can find exactly what you are looking for!

About Lovemode (From their website):

"At LoveMode, we are dedicated to bringing you the latest trends and fashions at affordable prices. We carry a wide and fashionable selection of juniors clothing and accessories.


LoveMode started in 2004 with Kiki's Fashions. Kiki's Fashions was born out of the need for cute and trendy maternity clothes at affordable prices. While most maternity clothes out in the market are boxy, boring and expensive, Kiki's found success by having a wide selection of unique maternity styles at prices mostly under $20.

As Kiki's grew, our customers began asking about juniors clothing.  They loved our maternity clothing, but wished they could continue shopping with us after their pregnancy.

So we listened and LoveMode was born.  LoveMode follows the same no nonsense model as Kiki's: cute and trendy clothing, affordable prices, quick shipping and excellent customer service. We believe that if we make the shopping experience a simple one, our customers can focus on what really matters, the fashion."

I was offered the chance to do a review from their site! I had so much fun browsing all the beautiful items on the site! I finally decided I wanted a new dress for special occasions and nights out. I needed something new for who knows what! ☺  So after browsing and hunting, narrowing down and lots of mind changing, I settled on this:

This super cute Purple Animal Print Dress is currently on sale for $21.67!  I love the fit and think its perfect for a special night out with the girls or my honey! ♥   I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it and it was a great choice! The cut is flattering and the material is easy to clean!

I love that Lovemode offers free shipping with no minimum purchase! They ship quickly and have great customer service! is a fun site to check it out, so go visit today!! 

Lovemode is offering one lucky winner a chance to win a $25 Gift card!! Enter via Rafflecopter:

I was compensated with the above mentioned product in exchange for a review on my blog. The compensation did not affect my opinions of the site or the product.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

Hellmann's® Chicken Challenge

 Hellmanns Chicken Challenge Logo

For so many moms, back-to-school season means back to the same old dinner routines. We have a handful of go-to recipes and we rely on them to carry us through, week-in and week-out. Well, things are about to change... Hellmann's® is on a mission to help break you out of your dinner menu monotony!
hellmanns parm crusted chicken 
To help you spice-up your dinner routine, Hellmann's® and Best Foods® mayonnaise are launching the first-ever Chicken Challenge, a series of head-to-head chicken dish challenges that will help moms diversify their weekly recipe repertoire. Each week on, two chicken dish "challenger" recipes from Chipotle Lime Crusted Chicken to Baked Buffalo Chicken will go up against one of the most popular recipes on*, Parmesan Crusted Chicken. Try one of the featured Hellmann's® chicken recipes each week and cast your vote for your favorite.

On, you can also enter into a weekly sweepstakes for a chance to win one of four $250 grocery gift cards.** And if Hellmann's® receives more than 10,000 entries, the value of the grocery gift cards will double to $500!**

Hellmann's®* transforms chicken into a juicier, crispier, more delicious meal.*** With so many delicious recipes to try out at, you're sure to find dishes the whole family will love. 

 "Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Hellmann's® prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place. All opinions are my own."

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cellfire Coupons

The offers below are available online until 09/19 and expire 10/03 and are valid at Kroger and Kroger subsidiaries, Safeway subsidiaries (excluding Dominick's), D'Agostino, Harps Foods, Shop 'n Save, Lowe's Foods, and Foodtown.  Click here to join!

Totinos Pizza Rolls Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Totinos Rolls Snacks.

BC Fruit Snacks Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy THREE BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers OR Fruit Roll-Ups fruit flavored snacks.

Yoplait Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX CUPS any variety Yoplait Yogurt (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!)

Fiber One 90Cal Bar Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies.

Granola Thins Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley Granola Thins.

Gogurt, Trix, Splitz Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait products listed: Yoplait Go-GURT Yogurt, Yoplait Kids Cup Yogurt, Yoplait Trix Multipack Yogurt, Yoplait Splitz Yogurt.

PB Italian Meal Brd Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust, Breadsticks, Loaves or Dinner Rolls.

PB Toaster Strudel Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury Toaster Strudel OR Toaster Scrambles Pastries OR Pillsbury Pancakes.

Totinos Party Pizza Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy FOUR any flavor/variety Totinos Crisp Crust Party Pizza Products.

BC Cookie Mix Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy ONE POUCH any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker Cookie Mix.

Honey Nut Cheerios Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios cereal.

Cocoa Puffs cereal Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Cocoa Puffs cereal.

NV Granola Bars Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO any Nature Valley Granola Bars (6 count or larger) OR Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters (excludes Nature Valley Granola Thins).

Chex Mix or Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack.

Fiber One Cereal Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Fiber One cereal listed: Fiber One Original, Fiber One Honey Clusters, Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters, Fiber One Caramel Delight(TM), Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat, Fiber One 80 Calories.

Old El Paso Save $.60
Save $0.60 when you buy any THREE Old El Paso products (Excludes Old El Paso Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products).

Chex Mix Treats Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Lucky Charms Treats, Golden Grahams Treats, Chex Mix Treats, OR Milk n Cereal Bars.

Yoplait Greek yogurt Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO CUPS any flavor Yoplait Greek yogurt.

Fun da-middles Mix Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX Fun da-middles Cupcake Mix.

Totinos Pizza Stuffers Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE any flavor/variety Totinos Pizza Stuffers.

PB Egg Scrambles Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE any Frozen Pillsbury Egg Scrambles OR Biscuit Sandwiches.

Green Giant boxed Save $.80
Save $0.80 when you buy FOUR any variety Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

PB Sweet Rolls Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury Sweet Rolls OR Grands! Sweet Rolls.

Pillsbury Crescents Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls.

Enter to Win A Kolcraft Stroller!

I am a HUGE fan of Kolcraft and their amazing baby products! One of my faves is their Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller! You can enter to win one from Moms Review 4 You!  Click here to enter!


Coupons-Get 'em while they're HOT!

Here are some great coupons for all your shopping needs!!:

Save up to $4.00 when you buy Listerine® Pocket Packs
Save up to $2.00 on PILLSBURY® GRANDS!® JR. BISCUITS
$3.00 off TWO Butterfinger® or NESTLÉ® Assorted Chocolates
$1.50 off THREE NESTLÉ® Halloween Chocolate Funsize Bars
$1.50 off on TWO packages of WONKA® 9.2 oz bags or larger
Save $2.00 when you buy Bottles or Jars of Marie's® Dressing
Save $1.00 when you buy four or more Classico® Pasta Sauces
Save 75¢ when you buy two Gold-n-Soft® 15oz Tubs
Save $2.00 on Del Monte® Canned Goods & College Inn® Broth
Save up to $4 Del Monte® Canned Goods & College Inn® Broth
Save $1.00 when you buy two or more Clif Kid ZFRUIT™ 6-packs
Save $1.00 on Glade® décor scents™ Holder or Refill Packs
Save 50¢ on three or more packages of DOLE® Frozen Fruit
Save up to $4.00 when you buy four or more DEPEND® products
Save $1.00 when you buy two or more Clif Kid ZBAR™ 6-packs
Save 50¢ when you buy four or more DOLE® All Natural Fruit
Save $1.50 when you buy two or more Pedialyte® Products
Save $5.00 when you buy $30 or more in iTunes gift cards
Save $5.00 when you buy two $50 Visa Gift Cards
Save up to $2.00 on twenty or more Yoplait® Yogurt Cups
Save up to $1.00 on Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
Save up to $4.00 when you buy four or more NESCAFÉ® CLASICO™
$2.00 off when you buy any TWO Nescafé® Taster's Choice®
$1.00 off when you buy ONE Purina ONE® brand Dry Cat Food
Save $1.00 when you buy 2 or more Ghirardelli® Prestige Bars
$2.00 off Veet® Hair Removal products
Save up to $3.00 when you buy three or more Kotex® Products
Save up to $5.00 on POST Pebbles® Cereals & Treats
Save up to $2.50 when you buy three or more Kotex® Products
Save $1.00 when you buy Scrubbing Bubbles® Active Scrub
Save up to $3.00 when you buy Gain® Products
$1.00 off on TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough
50¢ off when you buy TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls
$1.00 off on Totino's® Crisp Crust Party Pizza® Products
50¢ off on Pillsbury® Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts
50¢ off when you buy Betty Crocker® Fruit flavored snacks
50¢ off when you buy EIGHT CUPS any variety Yoplait® Yogurt
$1.00 off on Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® Refrigerated Desserts
75¢ off when you buy TWO any flavor select Yoplait® Yogurts
50¢ off when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios® cereal
$1.00 off Kashi® Frozen Entree / Kashi® Frozen Pizza product
75¢ off when you buy Wheaties® or Wheaties Fuel® cereal
Save up to $1.50 when you buy ten or more YoCrunch® Cups
Save 70¢ on Softsoap® Liquid Hand Soap
40¢ off on Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls
40¢ off on Pillsbury® Refrigerated Italian Meal Breads
30¢ off Pillsbury® Refrigerated Grands!® Biscuits
40¢ off when you buy ONE POUCH Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix
40¢ off on TWO any flavor/variety Totino's® Rolls Snacks
Save $5.00 on $15+ Participating Household Products
Save up to $3.00 when you buy AXE® Deodorant Products
$1.50 off 1 AVENT Pacifier Pack
$3 off 1 Multi-pack AVENT BPA-Free Baby Bottles
$5.00 off on ONE Philips Norelco 7000 Series Electric Razor
$10.00 off on Philips Norelco Speed XL Series/Nivea for Men
$20.00 off on Philips Norelco SensoTouch/3D Electric Razor
$1.00 off SIX Mighty Dog® 5.5 oz single cans
Buy THREE get one FREE Purina® ONE® SmartBlend® Wet Cat Food
$1.50 off when you buy any TWO Sundown Naturals® Product
$1.60 off any TWO Nature's Bounty® Vitamins or Supplements
$2.50 off when you buy any THREE Disney or Marvel Items
$1.00 off when you buy any TWO LEAN CUISINE® varieties
$1.00 off when you buy any EIGHT Stonyfield Oikos 5.3oz cups
$2.00 off when you buy any TWO GoodBelly® Quarts
50¢ off when you buy any TWO Gold 'n Soft® 15oz Tubs
$1.25 off when you buy any two Marie's® Dressing
$5.00 off any Philips Norelco Shaving Replacement Head
$1 off when you buy any two bags of SENSEO® COFFEE PODS
$2 off when you buy any Osteo Bi-Flex® Supplement or Powder

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Info on Secura Child-Make Your Own Amber Alerts!!!

Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone’s son or daughter goes missing, but only a fraction of those children are eligible to have a traditional Amber Alert issued for them because the circumstances for their disappearance do not lead officials to believe they are in life-threatening danger among other criteria. A new technology has been developed, however, that allows parents to send out their own alert anytime their child goes missing.

The technology is called SecuraChild. It is an internet service that is free to use where parents can create an account, save profiles on each of their children that they can print out for police with details that can be hard to recall under stress like height, weight, etc. And, parents can also log in and submit a missing child notice that is broadcast over Facebook, Twitter and the SecuraChild network (members of the network receive a text and email missing child alert message) notifying hundreds of potential searchers that the child is missing in mere seconds.

As a mom I think this is a revolutionary service.  Many times the message gets out too late. Every moment a child is missing is a moment too long. 

There is a simple, 3-step process:
1. Register online in just a matter of minutes
2. Enter identifying information about your child and login anytime you want to securely update or change this information
3. In the event of a missing child, report your child missing at to trigger a Community Response Alert (CoRA™) in seconds. 

Provide yourself with peace-of-mind and your child with an instant search party should he or she ever go missing.  Sign-up today at

Help Me Win A $50 Starbucks Card and WIN A PRIZE!!! {CLOSED}

 I know you all love freebies as much as I do! My freebie addiction is for Starbucks! I have successfully fed my addiction for almost a year now (almost) free!!! It is a fun little hobby and sure helps to get me going on those days when I REALLY need a pick me up!

Right now on Facebook there is a great giveaway for a $50 Starbucks card!! So far I have gotten at least 14 people to help me, but I still need about 6 more!! I need YOUR help!! Here are the instructions:
 1-Please like Life Insurance Concepts 
2-Fill out this referral form and tell them Lisa Moore Gee is the person who referred you
3-Comment below that you did #'s 1 and 2 and an email to contact you if you win!!

Contest begins now and ends when I have all my referrals! Open to US Only!!  Thanks to everyone and good luck!!

Belated Winners

If you haven't noticed my summer has been NOTHING less than chaotic....2 moves, and a whole lot of craziness in between! I really hate that my blog has been neglected because of it all, but I felt that focusing on myself and my 3 amazing babies was FAR more important! Now that I am (somewhat) put back together, I realized I have a few VERY over due winners to announce! Hope you are one of them! Also, some people have emailed me with missing prizes. I have several prizes that the companies sent to me to send out,and have them here with me in my new house. I am working on getting them out and will have it all mailed by October 1st! I am SOOOO sorry for all the delays and hope that you will all check back for some of the great stuff coming out! So with no further ado, here are some winners!!

For the Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream: Linda Kish is the winner and the ONLY entrant! Congrats!

For the Exposed Envy Bra Strap: The Lenahan Family!

For the Bargain Bakers Home made Playdough: Laura is the winner and the ONLY entrant! Congrats!

Thanks to everyone for being so patient! Go check out the current giveaways and get those entries in!!!

Sand Gone Review & Giveaway!

I spent some of my summer in sunny California, and one of my favorite things to do was hit the beach!! Nothing beats spending the day in the sun, playing in the waves, and playing in the sand. Only bad part is getting the sand off of you at the end of the day!  It can be difficult to get rid of, until now!
I recently got to try Sand Gone! I was a bit of a skeptic at first, but was amazed at how well it worked! Simply dip the puff in the powder, brush the sand off and you're done! No sand left behind,and your skin feels great!  Sand Gone is a dry body powder that when applied to sandy parts of your body removes the sand leaving your skin soft and smooth.  A must for beach goers, it also works great on children after playing in the sand box. All natural ingredients smells like coconut, so you will smell great too!

I am very impressed with how well this product actually worked.  I will not go to the beach again without bringing along Sand Gone! Those showers they have at the beach just don't get the sand off,and this is the ONLY way I have found to effectively remove the sand, and it leaves you smelling great! Do NOT hit the beach without taking along Sand Gone!

Enter to win your own Sand Gone-Sponsored by!! Here's how!!:

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

InstantPeel Review!

Having great skin is really important to me. It seems like its one of the first things people notice about you!  Finding products to get that desired look isn't always easy! I am constantly searching online, reading blog reviews and finding stuff on Facebook to help me find what others use! Recently I was introduced to Instantpeel!

Product Description
The Instantpeel Natural Exfoliant is one of the most exciting, powerful yet gentle products on the market that is polluted with goods that promise beauty heaven, but deliver just a big price tag. This peel sticks to its promises, for a fraction of the money one would spend in a beauty salon. Instantpeel is easy to use while taking a shower. it is amazing how smoothly dead skin peels off without irritating healthy skin layers. After the short treatment, the skin feels soft and silky with a radiant complexion. I highly recommend Instantpeel to every one who desires younger and healthier looking facial skin.

I liked this product because as soon as I used it my skin felt softer, and less oily! My skin is dry and oily (what an odd combo!) so it can be difficult to find products that really work for my face.  This product removes the old dead skin leaving your face fresh and rejuvenated! It will be a little red for a bit, but it goes away leaving beautiful skin! This is a great product for any woman to try!!

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

Friday, September 16, 2011

Losing Weight With Femnutrition

Losing those pesky 5-10 pounds has always been a struggle for me.  3 kids later and I have been stuck at the same weight about 2 years now. I fluctuate a pound or two, but I never really get down to where I want to be. I have really changed my eating habits, especially in the past year, incorporating lots more veggies, whole grains and low fat items.   But I still struggle to try to lose the few pounds I packed on during pregnancy.  I lost most of the weight but now that my "baby" is almost 3, I think its time to get down where I want to be and stay there. A great way to lose the weight is to use top diet pills like the ones available from Femnutrition.

Diet pills help you to lose the weight when diet and exercise just aren't enough.  The pills help you to lose the weight-and keep it off!! The number one problem with weight loss is often times we lose the weight but it always seems to creep back on! Diet pills are a great way to successfully lose the weight and keep it off!  They are available at great prices from Femnutrition with fast and inexpensive shipping!

I was compensated for this post. Please see my disclosure.

Join the LIFE Foundation to Support Life Insurance Awareness Month! "Insure Your Love Picture Mosaic"

As moms, we do everything we can to provide our children with a good life, filled with happiness and lots of opportunities. But when was the last time you stopped to think about how your family would manage without you? It's not a pleasant thought to ponder, but if your family depends on you, it's a topic you can't afford to ignore.

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to think about protecting the most important people in our lives. The nonprofit LIFE Foundation sponsors Life Insurance Awareness Month in response to the growing problem of too many families not having adequate life insurance protection. According to the industry research group LIMRA, 11 million U.S. households with children under age 18 have no coverage.  Those families are just one illness or accident away from a financial crisis, and something needs to be done about it. That's why LIFE has created the "Insure Your Love Picture Mosaic" in support of Life Insurance Awareness Month.

The "Insure Your Love Picture Mosaic" is designed to recognize and celebrate those who have made the responsible decision to protect their loved ones by owning life insurance, while also introducing them to a larger community of others who have made the same choice. People are encouraged to upload up to 20 photos of their loved ones, whose financial future has been safeguarded by their decision to purchase life insurance.  

By adding your photos to the mosaic, you will also be helping out a great cause. For each photo uploaded, $1 will be donated to the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program, which provides tuition assistance to students who have lost a parent and are struggling to achieve their dream of a college education. 

Be sure to upload a photo to the mosaic,  through the LIFE Foundation's Facebook fan page, located at

I received a gift card as compensation for this post.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just Kid Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner! If you'd like to get more creative than cutting some holes out of a white sheet and calling your child a ghost, then we have the perfect website for you - and a fun contest too!

Dress Up offers the largest selection of children's costumes online at great prices. With over 3,000 costumes and accessories to choose from including superheroes and Disney Princesses, you can shop with your children for a variety of great costumes without the fear of seeing costumes that may be inappropriate for youngsters, like sexy kittens and bloody ghouls.

One of the fun features on is their Dress-Up Room app. Just upload your child's photo to the app and see what they would look like dressed up in their favorite costume. You can even easily share their photos with your friends on Facebook!  Go check them out today!

I was entered to win a $100 GC to Just Kid Costumes for this post. No other compensation took place.