Jessica Alba Baby Line

Are these disposable diapers adorable or what?  Mother 2 Mother is constantly searching for unique items to bring to our readers.  We discovered the Jesscia Alba baby line.  These adorable diapers are available for purchase from her company Honest.  They are printed with lead-free inks, and made mostly from plant-based and sustainable materials.   The price point isn’t bad, cost is based on size as in all disposal diapers.  For example, you get 40 Newborn for $13.95 plus $5.95 shipping cost.  I love the different designs that you can choose from.  Look at the sweets diaper, it has ice cream cones, lolipops, and candy.  Imagine a baby with that little sweet booty.  


Jessica offers a full line of organic, eco-friendly baby products.  She has 70 wipes for $4.95 a pack, which I thought was a good deal if your ordering other products.  Training pants, swimmies and she offers bath and body products as well as household products.

Jessica started her line when she was unable to find eco-friendly products for her own children, Honor and Haven.  The only draw back that I see is, customers must sign up on Honest.com and choose a subscription package.  Your products are delivered monthly.  I’ve never been big on this type of service.  I may decide that I want to purchase something different during a particular month; however, I would not be able to do that if I’m commited to Honest. 

If this type of service and product appeals to you, check out Honest.com 

Thunderstruck DVD and Bluray Give Away



 

Mother 2 Mother is pleased to announce the give away of a Thunderstruck DVD, Bluray and Digital download package sponsored by Warner Brothers.  If you have a little or not so little sports fan in your house, they’re sure to love it.  The DVD will be released 12/4/2012.
 
Oklahoma Thunder NBA
superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film
about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When
Brian (Taylor Gray) magically switches basketball skills with his hero,
Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team… while Kevin Durant
suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life! But with the playoffs approaching,
Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and
he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his
hero’s season. 
The movies also stars Taylor Gray and comedians Jim Belushi and Brandon T Jackson.  


 Here’s how you can be a winner of this give away, access the blog app:

*Check out the Free Throw challenger on the blog app.  Grandma got skills, BOOYAH!  Nothing But Net, I made 15 shots and this was my feedback: Thunderstruck-tacular!You have some serious skills! Straight up KD status and ready for the pros! Never stop working hard and GO GET EMM CHAMP!  Test yours or a family member’s skills, and post the results in the comments area.    (10 entries)


 *THUNDER-IFICTIPS FOR KIDS.  Let us know your favorite tip.  (2 entries) 
*Tweet this give away with the #ThunderstruckBluRay hashtag (5 entries)
 
*Follow Mother 2 Mother (on left  5 entries)

Contest is open to US Residents only 18 or older.  Entries with invalid e-mail addresses will be disqualified.  Contest ends 12/16/12. DVD will be shipped 2-4 weeks after contest ends via FEDEx by our sponsor.  Winner will be contacted for shipping address.

 

Adorable Rain Gear For Toddlers


I purchased this adorable frog rain set for my grandson several months ago.  We had taken him and my granddaughter to The Picture People for photos, and they had this adorable Kidorable set as a prop.  I couldn’t get my grandson out of it.  Each time we walked toward him, he would take off running.  Finally I bargained,  I told him that I would purchase a set for him if he would take it off so we could leave.  Now, I normally don’t bargain with my grandchildren, but since I had fallen in love with it too it was a win-win situation.  I found the set at Amazon.  Depending on size, the rain boots are up to $32.00, the umbrella $13.00, and the jacket up to $30.00.  



Kidorable also has the set in ladybug, fireman, dinosaur, and a pirate to name a few.  This set would make a great birthday or Christmas gift.  The boots are perfect for those rainy days ahead and the umbrella is just as adorable.  This will surely generate a few giggles too.

We know your time is precious, so we surfed the net for the best price.  You can purchase these great gift ideas at Macy’s.  They have 20% off the set. 

Isn’t my grandson adorable in his froggy gear? 

Wordless Wednesday: Virginia Beach Hunt Club

                                       
                                       My Big Boy On Willow

Each year I take my grandson pony riding.  This is our 5th year.  The ponies have gotten bigger through out the years.  The first year he was on a minature pony.  Amazing how fast they grow up. 

Sylvan 4th Grade Books Give Away


Does your child need additional help with spelling and vocabulary?  Want a head start in helping them get ready for the next grade level.  Mother 2 Mother is giving away (1) 4th Grade Spelling Success and (1) 4th Grade Vocabulary Success books, courtesy of Random House, to help your child become a better reader. 

Sylvan Learning Workbooks won a Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) as a top book series for children in the elementary-aged category. The NAPPA is the nation’s most comprehensive awards program for children’ s products and parenting resources, and has been critically reviewing products since 1990. The Award recognizes Sylvan Learning Workbooks as some of the most innovative and useful products geared to parents.

Parents have trusted Sylvan Learning for thirty years.  Sylvan has been proven to inspire children to learn, catch up on subjects they are struggling with and get them ahead in school.  They have an extensive line of workbooks and kits available on-line.  A bonus, they offer free shipping.  

Want to win?  Here how:  Visit Sylvan Learning and browse their site.  Leave us a comment and tell what other books would be helpful to your child’s educational success.  Give Away ends December 15, 2012 at midnight and open to US Residents 18+ only.

Want extra entries? Do one or all of the following:

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Ladybug Tutu Giveaway

Just in time for a beautiful Christmas photo.  We’re giving away this adorable ladybug tutu.  Your daughter, niece or God daughter will look so cute in this tutu.  Don’t have a daughter or niece?  It would make a great Christmas gift. 
The give away will include tutu dress, headband with flower, and diaper cover. Tutu Cute! Fits babies 6-9 Months.  Leave us a comment on who will receive this adorable tutu if you win.
Want extra entries? Do one or all of the following:
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  • Tweet this give away (3 entries) 
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  • Follow one of my boards on Pinterest (2 entries)

This give away will end December 15, 2012 at mid-night. Give away is open to US Residents 18+ only.  Winner will be posted on Mother 2 Mother December 16, 2012. 

Kids Funny Face Breakfast – Part III

Welcome to Part III of Kids Funny Face Breakfast.  This is Eggy Face.  Isn’t he adorable, and he’s made with healthy ingredients that your little one will happy to put in their tummy.  To make this funny face you will need the following ingredients:

  • Eggs cooked omelet-style in a large skillet (face) – I will just be adding cheese to mine
  • Sliced ham or a sausage patty(mouth)
  • Sliced cheese (eyes)
  • Halved cherries  or raisins (eyes)
  • Halved cherry tomatoes (nose)
  • Clementine or tangerine wedges (ears)
  • Slice a smile into the ham or sausage patty

Be sure to check back for our future lunch and dinner meals for kids that we will be featuring.  They are adorable and appetizing.  Your kids will love meal time.  Be sure to follow Mother 2 Mother on the left so you don’t miss a post.

I have modified the recipe slightly with the raisins, sausage patty and tangerine wedges. 

This recipe is from the book Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts by Bill & Claire Wurtzel, and can be purchased from Amazon.  

Say Good Bye To Cursive Writing

Say Good Bye to Cursive Writing!  That’s right, it looks like its being pushed aside by the keyboard.  People don’t write letters or notes these day, technology has replaced it with emails and text messages.  As a matter of fact Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, and North Carolina have already removed cursive writing from the curriculum.  They will teach children how to print until the third grade, and than typing will become the focus.

Personally, I believe children should still learn how to write in cursive.  Signatures are still needed on legal documents, checks, and contracts.  What will our children do, print their names or simply make an X?  Our seniors still use cursive writing, most are not technically savvy.  Will our children not be encouraged to read letters from great-grandma. What about historical documents? 

So far penmanship is still a part of the curriculum in our schools.  Personally, I believe that it should remain and keyboarding should be added.  Do you think children should still be required to learn how to write in cursive?  Is it still a part of your child’s education?  Leave us a comment, we would love to hear what’s happening in your school district. 

Holiday Candle Ideas

I love candles, and burn them regularly.  I was searching for holiday candle ideas, and found these.  They look easy to make, and I wanted to share the idea with my readers in case you were looking for ideas. 

The first candle centerpiece requires Indian Corn and a cake candle.  I would suggest using a rubber band to hold the corn in place.  Place a few ears around the candle, using the rubber band to hold the ears in place.  Slip additional ears under the rubber band until you form a complete circle.  I plan to use a ribbon instead of the cord.  Place the ribbon over the rubber band and tie a bow. 

Grocery stores or farmer’s markets may still have Indian corn. 

It’s too late use this idea for me, but it’s adorable.  The leaves are too dry for me to risk using them around a flame.  Boom!  Get the message, lol.  If the leaves are still falling in your area you may want to try this idea. 

This is my favorite candle idea.  I will be using my grandchildren on the pictures and festive ribbon for Christmas centerpieces.  I’ll be using pillar candles as they are taller.  Dig out those hurricane glasses ladies and get to work.  If you have other ideas for candle centerpieces, please leave us a comment. 

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Ideas are from BHG.com!

Judge Judy Rocks Bikini

Rock that bikini Judge Judy.  Amazing at 70 years old, Judge Judy shows the world that 70 is the new 30, lol.  She looks great!  Judge Judy, chatting with Katie Couric, is a mother to seven children and 11 grandchildren.