Monday, September 15, 2014

Food Spoils: Get Over It! Why I'm Fed Up with Spoiled Food Viral Outrage on #Facebook!

We've all seen it.  The photo of the applesauce squeeze pouch that was already spoiled when someone's kid ate it.  Honestly, it's not these photos and/or stories that shock or bother me.  I mean, it's FOOD, it SPOILS, and sometimes you don't find out until you open it. What shocks me is the absolute ignorance that thousands of people all over social media display when they post and comment on this stuff.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for educating others through social media and I never like to hear that a child got sick.  I think that it's absolutely harmless and definitely helpful to let people everywhere know what happened so that they know to look for it and test out the applesauce before feeding it to their kids.  Also, I believe that retailers and manufacturers should know about these instances so that they can investigate and improve on their packaging, manufacturing and distribution practices to further avoid these instances.
Even if they do all of this, there are cases where this packaged food WILL spoil before it's expiration date. Is it because the manufacturer did something wrong?  Maybe, maybe not.  Is it because some retailer or distributor left the products in a less than ideal climate?  Possibly.  Is it because one package may have gotten a small, unnoticeable air-leak and randomly spoiled? Probably.
Are any of these reasons to completely BASH the manufacturer or retailer all over social media and start campaigns boycotting their products?  I think not.  I mean, do you honestly expect that there won't be instances where the food, that is so convenient for you to give to your family on the fly, will spoil before the expiration date? I hope not.
Let's take a look at the standard manufacturing process:

Friday, September 12, 2014

Life is STRESSFUL! Introducing Hyland's 5 Day Stress Challenge! $75 Gift Basket #Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I am a Hyland’s Homeopathy Ambassador and receive various products and gift cards from Hyland’s and promotional partners at no cost to me. All views and opinions expressed on this blog post and corresponding social network mentions are my own and are not to be interpreted as medical advice.
Let's face it, life is stressful! Stress comes from jobs, family, responsibilities and unexpected events in our daily lives.  Personally, one of the most stressful times of my life is when my kids get sick. To me, having a sick baby or kid is stressful because I would do anything to make them better in an instant and they are just so helpless.  When my kids get sick, I try to alleviate the stress by fully assessing their illness, taking them to the appropriate doctor if necessary, and making sure I have a plan for remedying their ailments.  I also keep a fully stocked cabinet of Hyland's products that I know I can rely on and trust.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Baby Bella Maya 5-in-1 Diaper Tote Bag #Giveaway! #sponsored #showergift #savykidapproved

*Disclosure: I was sent the product(s) featured in this post in exchange for this review. The opinions are 100% my own.

When you have a baby, its easy to become overwhelmed with all of the stuff you may need for on-the-go.  As a new mom, I knew I would need a diaper bag, but I neglected to think about things like a highchair cover, shopping cart cover, park swing cover, or on the go play mat.  In fact, I guess I just thought baby would forever live in his/her infant seat when we went out.  With Savy Preschool and Savy Toddler, I had a few items that I had to either tote around or leave in my car for all for of these needs.  Honesty, it became cumbersome to have to remember to keep these on hand (or in the car) and regularly clean them all. I wish I had a product like this awesome Baby Bella Maya 5-in-1 Diaper Tote Bag!

About this product (source: babybellamaya.com)

5 in 1 Diaper Tote Bag™

Our innovative 5 in 1 Diaper Tote Bag™ is a stylishly functional way to store all of your baby’s essentials and so much more! With the use of an ingenious flap and hidden zipper, the carry-all bag miraculously transforms into a multi-purpose cover that keeps your little one comfortable, safe and clean in shopping carts, restaurant high chairs and hot park swings. Just when you think the bag can’t do anymore just zip it back up and make it a nursing cover for on the go! – Includes a multi-purpose mesh bag to carry toys, moms belongings, blankets and more.
  • Comes in 5 fashionable prints for boy or girl.
  • Bag converts into high chair cover, shopping cart cover, swing cover and nursing cover.
  • Cinch style straps allow for one size fits all bag.
  • Light and breathable fabric
  • The locking carabineer system allows mommy to securely attach the pouches to the inside of our 5 in 1 Diaper Tote Bag™

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Baby Trend Grand Prize #Giveaway - Mommy's Little Miracle Event Day 28

Are you expecting in 2014? Did you just have your little bundle of joy? Know someone who's pregnant or trying to conceive? Then this event is for you! Alex of Mommy's Obsessions is expecting her second son this October and has created an event that is perfect for expectant mothers! Mommy's Little Miracle is a Pregnancy, Newborn/Early Infancy, and Postpartum event that will be featuring everything from maternity clothing to newborn essentials, to postpartum products you must have! We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar! Over the next three weeks you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!



Today is the final day of Mommy's Little Miracle and we've saved the best for last! Every parent deserves the chance to win a prize package that is so spectacular, we had to save it until the very last day! With that, we welcome you to the Baby Trend Grand Prize Giveaway!

Savy Mommy's Thoughts: This is an amazing giveaway of a high-quality, affordable, and functional brand! I love Baby Trend products and highly recommend them to any mom I meet!



About our very generous sponsor, Baby Trend

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Petunia Pickle Bottom Hideaway Hobo #Giveaway - Mommy's Little Miracle Event Day 27

Are you expecting in 2014? Did you just have your little bundle of joy? Know someone who's pregnant or trying to conceive? Then this event is for you! Alex of Mommy's Obsessions is expecting her second son this October and has created an event that is perfect for expectant mothers! Mommy's Little Miracle is a Pregnancy, Newborn/Early Infancy, and Postpartum event that will be featuring everything from maternity clothing to newborn essentials, to postpartum products you must have! We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar! Over the next three weeks you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!



Today Mommy's Little Miracle is featuring a company that personally is one of my favorites. It's a company that I follow closely and absolutely adore! In need of a stylish, high quality, functional diaper bag? Look no further than Petunia Pickle Bottom!

Savy Mommy's Thoughts: Petunia Pickle Bottom bags are to die for! They are so beautiful and functional for any mom on the go! Turn heads all around ton with a new PPB!


About Petunia Pickle Bottom