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We have such a thing for Valentine’s Day! Not that we need an excuse to spend an entire day gushing about the ones we love and showing them how much we adore them, but we can’t help ourselves with this holiday. Whether your valentine is your husband, your wife, your kids, your baby, your mom, your best girlfriend, or your favorite mom friend, use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to get a little gushy!

Will you be our gal-entine? (Valentine Giveaway)

Be our gal-entine in our Valentine giveaway

To show our love for you, our readers, this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together this sweet little Valentine giveaway filled with some of our favorite things right now. 

The first step in getting ready to smooch your valentines next week? A fresh and clean mouth! (Only a mom would say that, right?) You’ve likely heard about the cleansing and whitening powers of coconut oil when you use it as “mouthwash” and now YALA makes it easy and convenient. YALA Peppermint Coconut Oil Whitening Mouthwash and Lemon Coconut Oil Whitening Mouthwash are the perfect way to get started if you’re new to swishing with coconut oil — just squeeze a half teaspoon into your mouth and swish for about 15 minutes. Each tube contains enough to last 30 days and we’re sure you’ll notice how white and bright your smile is before the tube runs out! ($40 total value)

2017 is in full swing and if getting organized was on your list of resolutions, we’re here to give you a little push in the right direction. The Erin Condren Life Planner is certainly the best way to get started. Filled with features that moms can appreciate, if you’re spending Valentine’s Day in this year, we wouldn’t blame you for spending the evening on a romantic date with your Life Planner. And, don’t worry… they’ve included all of their best planner accessories, too! ($100 approximate value)

The Dripo is like a dream come true for moms who need a little afternoon caffeine fix because let’s face it, coffee is life for parents. Recently funded via Kickstarter, this coffee maker is unlike any other. It is a 2-in-1 system, acting as both the iced coffee maker, as well as the tumbler. Just add coffee grounds and their special filter to the coffee section and ice water to the top. Then, let your cold brew drip its way through the system for two hours and ta-da, cold brew coffee, ready to drink! ($35 value)

From one of our favorite things to another… flowers! We’ve tried many a flower delivery service over the years and we can certainly say that we’ve never received blooms in the mail that have been as fresh and gorgeous as the ones from Bouquet in a Box. Fresh from the farm to your doorstep, their Sweetheart Valentine’s Bouquet is gorgeous… you had us at ranunculus. ($50 value) 

If you have a little one who is showing their love this Valentine’s Day by chewing on anything and everything in sight, you’ll appreciate these favorites from Chewbeads. Add one of their 100% silicone teething necklaces to your Valentine’s Day outfit — the Perry Teething Necklace is our top choice — and make sure Baby’s pacifier is close-at-hand with their adorable “Where’s the Pacifier?” Heart Clip so you aren’t spending your Valentine’s Day scouring the floor. ($50 total value)

For a little something for your little valentines, Seedling kits are a hit for both moms and kids and we’ve picked out a few of our favorite kits to give away this Valentine’s Day. The Love Hearts Beading Kit makes a super sweet gift and includes everything you need to make some special pieces to wear out for a Valentine’s dinner date. (Wink!) We’ve added some other favorites in there, too, including their Eye Spy Folding Binoculars and the We Scream for Ice Cream Paddleball. ($24 total value)

End the day on a sweet note by cuddling your tiny Valentine in a super snuggly Gunamuna Gunapod. Their bamboo duvets give your baby the same luxury feeling you get when you slip into your own duvet at night, but with all the baby-safe sleep features of a sleep sack. You’ll all sleep better after a long day celebrating Valentine’s Day with your little one fast asleep in a Gunapod! ($50 value)

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You may already know and love OXO Tot brand products from their sippy cups to the Sprout highchair, but they’ve recently entered the stroller game, and let me tell you, they’re coming in hot!

OXO Cubby+ Stroller Review (+ Giveaway!)

My 18-month-old and I recently had the pleasure of cruising in the OXO Tot Cubby+ Stroller and I don’t know who was more excited – her, for the novel pleasure of stuffing Cheddar Bunnies into a fresh, clean canvas, or me, for the absolute delight in finding a dreamy hybrid of my current two-stroller fleet.

At present, I own both a hefty luxury stroller for every day and a super lightweight umbrella stroller for day trips and travel. Straight out of the gate, I find the OXO Tot Cubby+ to provide the best of both rides. It’s solid on its wheels without feeling bulky, it has a simple, streamlined profile with tons of tucked-away little features and it looks like a million bucks with only a $399 price tag. I’m smitten.

The easiest open/close function in the game

Let’s be real, every stroller claims to have the easiest open-and-close feature: “In just seven easy steps, using both arms and both legs and making sure you have a spotter for your toddler so you can give it all the focus you can muster on four hours’ sleep, this stroller closes in a SNAP!” Ha! Yeah right!

I am here to tell you that the OXO Tot Cubby+ has no doubt the simplest, smoothest, sweat-free open/close I have ever seen in the wild. It is an honest to goodness one-handed maneuver. To open, you push a release lock with your thumb and pull up the handle (bonus points for the fact that you can’t possibly do it backwards so you don’t need to worry about opening the stroller into yourself and sporting shin bruises for the rest of your life). To close, pull the small (but totally visible and accessible) release tab and handle in the base of the stroller seat and the whole thing just collapses in a graceful, non-finger-amputating way. So simple!

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The cherry on top? Once it’s folded, it stands up straight. On. Its. Own. No need to lean it up against a wall or worry it’s going to roll into traffic while you wrestle anyone into her car seat. Even if you forget to push the brake (guilty!), it will still stay put. OXO, you have answered my prayers.

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Hallelujah for extra pockets

And speaking of prayers, next up on my dream stroller wish list would absolutely be some extra pockets to stash keys, phone, wipes, and a snack – the small items you want to take along on a trip to the park without lugging the whole darn Mary Poppins diaper bag.

The OXO Tot Cubby+ is for sure the first stroller I’ve seen that has not one, not two, but three (!) additional built-in pockets located in the canopy and seat back. I like to keep short outings as minimal as possible so this is perhaps my favorite feature of them all. They even went the extra mile of lining the canopy pocket in a bright color so you don’t have to fumble blindly for your black phone in a black pocket. Now that’s attention to detail, people!

Let’s talk about storage

Storage is super important for me too. Even if I’ve managed to ditch the diaper bag, a girl’s gotta have her sand toys for the park and some space to peel off those outer layers when the sandbox action heats up! And then there’s the “let’s stop for milk” plan when you inevitably remember five or six other items you need and there’s a box of cookies you totally don’t need but your toddler already ripped the box top off so now you have to buy it anyway and hide it from her and then end up eating them yourself instead of dinner after she goes to bed.

But I digress. The OXO Tot Cubby+ storage basket situation is pretty perfect. It’s not incredibly deep, so those with diaper bags resembling a small duffel might have trouble stuffing everything under there, but there is ample room for the aforementioned sand toys and grocery pit stop. An additional cool function, which I’ve never actually seen before, is a fold-out component to the basket, which adds a little extra room and easier access under the seat. When folded in, it provides extra security for loose items in the basket when walking over bumpy terrain.

OXO Tot Cubby+ Stroller Basket

Seat recline

In terms of the seat function, the recline mechanism in the OXO Tot Cubby+ is a strap as opposed to the common click-lock position, which I see as both a positive and a negative – the positive being that you can recline to any position (you aren’t limited to a few standard positions), but I did find it a bit tricky to slide the strap while my toddler was seated in the stroller.

Reclining back fully wasn’t such an issue, but tightening it back up to a seated position was not easy without cooperation from her, and we all know the (very true) stereotype about toddlers and cooperation! This was the only function where the hefty luxury brand has this stroller beat, as I did have to crouch down and put a little effort in. Not a deal-breaker whatsoever, but worth a mention as I found this to be a function more similar to a travel/umbrella-stroller design.

Other notable details

Didn’t I mention that this stroller was packed with delightful little features? The foot brake definitely gets honorable mention for being both easily-accessible and sandal-friendly. The open/close functions click audibly so you know if it’s open or locked properly (love that!).

The chest straps and buckles are super simple and straightforward to adjust, as is the cinch harness feature – one strap between the legs that you can pull to tighten the chest harness evenly. It’s a common feature for car seats, but I’ve never actually seen it done on a stroller. So smart and simple!

The stroller’s canopy comes with both an extension for really sunny days and a peek-a-boo window to check on your kiddo. The chest straps and buckles are super simple and straightforward to adjust, as is the single-pull tightening feature – no need for an engineering degree here!

New Strollers for 2017

Overall, I would absolutely recommend the OXO Tot Cubby+ Stroller for anyone searching for either the luxury look at an affordable price (yes!) or a size/function hybrid between a hefty everyday stroller and lightweight travel stroller (yes!). This beauty pulls double duty at an incredible price and the good people at OXO have obviously thought through and delivered on numerous details any parent would appreciate.

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What features are highest on your dream stroller wish list?

OXO is dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier. At OXO Tot, everything we make – from our Sprout™ Chair to our Sippy Cups, is tested (and retested) – in real homes with real parents and children – including our own! Our thoughtful, “question everything” process and relentless attention to detail uncover the best solutions to help parents guide, nurture and care for their little ones. Learn more at www.oxo.com/tot.

This post is sponsored by OXO Tot in partnership with BabyCenter.

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We’ve been swooning over all of the gift ideas and travel must-haves in our 2016 Holiday Guide and we’re excited to share a few of our favorites in our 2016 Holiday Giveaway! 

Baby's First Christmas Giveaway (Over $1000 value)

For Baby’s first Christmas

Is there anything more special than celebrating your little one’s first Christmas? Whether they are nearly a year old or just coming into the world this winter, these sweet prizes will make her first Christmas rememberable. 

b.box Diaper Caddy ($60 value)
Skip Hop Gift Bundle ($40 value)
Lulujo Blanket and Card Set ($23 value)
Pediped Shoes ($40 value)

See our entire list of gift ideas for Baby’s first Christmas in our 2016 Holiday Guide.

Win Holiday Travel Favorites ($1000 value)

For holiday travel

Hats off to families who are traveling this holiday season! These must-haves for family travel will get you there in one piece… or, at least as close to one piece as possible.

Splash About FloatSuit ($40 value)
Bumkins Nixi Bags by Coveted Things ($60 value)
The Brushies Gift Set ($30 value)
Babymoov Traveller Diaper Bag ($83 value)

Traveling this holiday season? Don’t miss our entire list of travel gear for kids in our 2016 Holiday Guide.

Win Toddler + Kid Gift Guide Favorites ($1000 value)

For toddlers and kids

In our opinion, the most fun group to shop for, we have an entire list dedicated to great toddler gifts in our 2016 Holiday Guide and if you win, your toddler is going to have a super awesome winter!

Name Bubbles Labels ($26 value)
theMINIclassy Dino Leggings ($50 value)
Little Partners Easel ($120 value)
Svan Ice Cream Shop ($32 value)
jujube Itty Bitty Be ($40 value) 
fluf Designs Lunch Tote ($21 value)

There are gift ideas galore in our 2016 Holiday Guide. Don’t miss these and so many more for toddlers and kids of all ages!

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For moms

Last, but certainly not least, some prizes for moms to reward you for making it to the other side of the holiday season. 

The New Primal Sampler Pack ($42 value)
Bravado Body Silk Nursing Cami and Body Silk Bra ($105 value)
Belabumbum Eva Tunic and Pant Set ($79 value)
Erin Condren Clutch and Notebooks ($50 value)
Petunia Pickle Bottom Powder Room Case ($28 value)

See our entire list of stocking stuffer ideas and travel must-haves for moms in our 2016 Holiday Guide.

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Britax, a name synonymous with safety and quality, has given their best selling B-Ready Stroller a few key updates for 2017 and they’re going to knock your socks off. Between the seamless convertibility from single to double, the quick fold feature, and the insanely huge storage, the 2017 Britax B-Ready will be the last and only stroller your growing family will ever need.

What's New About the 2017 Britax B-Ready Stroller

Key features

The 2017 Britax B-Ready stroller can be used as a single or double stroller with 12 different seating configurations. Have an older sibling who still likes to hitch a ride? Snap on a Britax Stroller Board and now all three of your children will be riding in style. The large foam-filled tires and suspension will offer your little one the smoothest ride on any terrain. I tested it out on grass, park sand and even the desert landscaping in my front yard and the B-Ready Stroller handled all with ease and stability.

This full-sized luxury stroller measures 44-inches from front to back when unfolded (just about 5-inches longer than its closest competitor) and 25-inches wide at its widest point. Overall, this is pretty standard for a stroller of this size, but I found that due to its incredible maneuverability, it was perfectly able to squeeze into tight spaces with very few issues. If you’re worried about height, don’t be — this stroller is ideal for taller parents with a fully-adjustable handle grip for making the transition between different height parents simple. I am 5-feet 4-inches tall, making the standard height for the B-Ready a bit too high for me, so I keep it lowered. Parents who are on the taller side will love that even the standard height is on the taller side.

2017 Britax B-Ready Stroller: What's New

As a single stroller

As a single stroller, the 2017 Britax B-Ready offers the signature Britax Click and Go System, which means it will accommodate any Britax car seat or bassinet without the need for adapters. It is also fully-compatible with any other major infant car seat brand with the use of the Britax Infant Car Seat Adapter (sold separately). The interior reversible seat has a width of 12-inches and depth of 9-inches — your child will probably reach the weight limit before they ever grow out of it. My personal favorite feature about the B-Ready is the completely flat recline (4-position options available) that adjusts with the flip of a tab at the top of the seat. No more digging around the back of the seat for buttons or pulling flaps, tabs, or straps. It is, hands down, the easiest recline adjustment I’ve seen so far.

Meet the 2017 Britax B-Ready Stroller

As a double

Probably the most impressive part of this stroller is its ability to go from a single to a double without adding bulk (with both seats, the stroller still folds down to an impressive 19 inches) or losing maneuverability. With 12 seating options, you can configure and reconfigure to fit your changing needs. The rear seat portion can accommodate a forward-facing seat and the infant car seat without getting the way, all with the bonus of the rear seat also having four different recline options, including completely flat! My one issue with double strollers has always been the loss of storage access with the added seat, so I was very happy to see that Britax addressed this with a zipper to remove the front mesh portion of the storage basket, giving full access with an opening large enough to slip a full-size diaper bag through with no problem.

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Breaking down the features

Over all, I would have to say my favorite features include the absolutely massive canopy that has a large mesh window and flap (with genius little magnets that hold it open or closed), allowing for plenty of air flow (and peek-a-boo) — a necessary feature if you live in warmer climates, like myself. The second feature I love is the ridiculous amount of undercarriage storage accessible from the front or the back. I was able to do an entire grocery trip using just the stroller, which was magical as I had a grumpy, sleepy toddler with me. Other key features to look forward to with the 2017 Britax B-Ready are the always appreciated flip-flop-friendly one-step linked parking brake system, the large array of accessories including the snack tray, stroller board, bassinet, and five color options.

Now, for the parts you should also keep in mind. It’s a little heavy at 28 pounds with a single seat attached, slightly heavier than your average travel system. On the plus side, it feels very sturdy and well made so it’s a trade-off, depending on what’s most important to you. It’s also on the longer side when folded at 42-inches (as far as I can tell the longest when folded in it’s class). I have a crossover SUV (Jeep Latitude) and it just barely fits in with some wiggling. You might want to do some trunk measurements before you bring it home. Lastly, my giant pet peeve with stroller companies… no cup holders. (They are available for purchase separately, but still.)

If you’re still wondering if the 2017 Britax B-Ready is for you then hang on to your hats moms because I saved the best for last, the price. This fully equipped, luxury stroller travel system is at the lowest end of the single-to-double stroller price range, starting at just $500 with a single seat.

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Our team of three hit the 2016 ABC Kids Expo in full-force last month, searching for new products for kids and babies for you to love, as well as getting to visit with some of our longtime favorite brands face to face.

While you’ll be seeing some of our new favorite products popping up as upcoming holiday gift ideas and in posts as we move into the new year, we couldn’t resist letting you get your hands on a few goodies now!

2016 ABC Kids Expo Giveaway on Savvy Sassy Moms

1. Rachel’s Remedy Breastfeeding Relief Packs

It was so fantastic to meet with the founder, Rachel Jackson, at ABC Kids and to see this new product in person. This is the only product on the market that is FDA-approved, as well as being waterproof (moms know how important this is!) to give both hot and cold relief when you need it. Forget having to use a hot wet washcloth to ease your breastfeeding pain or try to figure out exactly how to put cabbage in your nursing bra for good.

Giveaway: Rachel’s Remedy Breastfeeding Relief Pads ($60 value)

2. Skip Hop Stroll and Go On-Call Hand Muff

New from one of our favorite brands to work with and visit at ABC Kids is this cozy stroller hand muff that will keep you warm during winter walks, as well as give you easy access to your phone. Because let’s be honest, we’re all checking it every other second. There’s even a port for headphones for the mamas who really want to get moving on their walk with Baby.

Giveaway: Skip Hop Stroll and Go On-Call Hand Muff, winner’s choice of colors ($35 value)

3. Finn and Emma Play Gym

Admittedly, we love everything from Finn and Emma and their play gyms are no exception. We so appreciate that they find a balance between creating a toy that our little ones love to play with and that looks chic in our home. Plus, with special attention to the materials used to make each play gym — organic cotton toys, non-toxic dyes, lacquer and stain that’s free of lead, mercury, VOCs, nickel and phthalates and more — we can’t help but love this brand.

Giveaway: Finn and Emma Totem Play Gym, winner’s choice of finish ($135 value)

4. Lorena Canals Washable Rugs

We’re not sure why it took so long for someone to invent truly washable rugs, but we’re so thankful that they did. And, that they did it so well. The Lorena Canals booth at the ABC Kids Expo was a sight to see and with their newest designs on on full display, including the Round ABC design and Azteca Collection. We love that each rug is free of toxins and chemicals, so you never have to worry about Baby’s safety.

Giveaway: Lorena Canals Washable Rug, winner’s choice (up to $300 value)

5. Dock-A-Tot Deluxe and Play Arch

If you were following the coverage of the ABC Kids Expo on social media, you probably saw the incredible balloon-ceiling booth from Dock-A-Tot. It was even more magical in person! This beloved brand announced the addition of their new Play Arch, which will launch in 2017. The new mobile toy arch allows babies to safely play and be engaged when they’re laying in their Dock-A-Tot, a brilliant add-on to an already brilliant product.

Giveaway: Deluxe Dock-A-Tot, winner’s choice of patters, plus a gift card to use for the Play Arch when it’s released (over a $200 value)

6. Just Born Sparkle Collection

Let me tell you, there was a lot of ohhing and ahhing when we visited the Just Born booth at the expo. We all fell in love with these gorgeous collections of bedding, layette pieces, nursery accessories and more, including the new Sparkle Collection, which is currently available. Everything was so luxe and soft, but at prices that didn’t make us cringe.

Giveaway: Sparkle Collection Plush Toy and Cuddle Plush Blanket, winner’s choice for both ($50 value)

7. ergoPouch SleepSuits

There were so many sleep sacks this year! But, parents know all too well that not every sleep sack is created equal. (We’ll leave it at that!) It was great to get to see the ergoPouch up close and personal at the expo. There were so many unique features we loved, including the grippy feet on the bottom of the suit for walkers and the 4-way zippers that make it easy for us to get it on and off… and not so easy for our little ones!

Giveaway: ergoPouch SleepSuit, winner’s choice of patterns ($60 value)

8. Pediped Shoes

Getting to see the team from Pediped, along with all of their adorable new shoes for babies, toddlers and kids, is always a highlight of our trip to Las Vegas. We even got a sneak peek at their new limited edition collection that launches this week and, let me be the first to tell you, you’ll want these for holiday.

Giveaway: Pair of Pediped shoes, winner’s choice (up to $60 value)

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If you give a mouse a brownie (1)

As educators, we are always keeping up to date with the best books for our kids. There is nothing we love more than a trip to the bookstore to see the newest picture books on the shelves, then bringing them home to read to our children.

Oldies, but goodies

There are some books that we read to our kids that are just as good as when we heard them when we were children! I remember listening to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie over and over again. The story always sparked my imagination and encouraged it to run wild. Reading this book to my own children, years later, does the same thing and I love watching my kids guess what Mouse will want next! While Jonah is only 4-years-old, we have read the book countless times because when we finish reading the book, he always asks me to read it again. My kids are huge fans of the series and are no stranger to all of the characters: Dog, Moose, Pig and Cat.

When we put our teacher hats, this book brings forth classroom activities that stimulate language, mathematic skills and sensory-motor activities. I have used this book to bring families into the classroom as part of my school outreach program. Parents and children always see to get something out of this series and, of course, the children want to hear the stories again and again.

New release

We were thrilled to hear about the release of the newest addition to the series, If You Give a Mouse a BrownieMouse is back in this delicious new story in the #1 New York Times bestselling “If You Give” series, which has sold over 14 million copies, from author and illustrator duo Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. This book is also the first one to feature Mouse in 14 years, which we couldn’t be more excited about! With its rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Brownie is perfect for beginning readers and story time for both my children. As we read the book over and over again, they are able to use the beautiful pictures to help them predict what will happen next.If you give a mouse a brownie

Books aren’t just for bedtime

Reading books is one of the best ways to interact with your children, but when you can take it to the next level of interaction, your kids really love a book. When the word “brownie” is in the title, you can just guess what’s coming next! After reading the newest addition to the series, we were in the kitchen in no time, mixing up our own batch of delicious brownies! Books bring families together and the list of benefits of reading to your children goes on and on.

If you haven’t read any of the books in the “If You Give” series, you are missing out! If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a must, and as of October 18th, you can purchase If You Give a Mouse a Brownie to add to your collection.

We love the series so much that we will be giving away a copy of both books on the Savvy Sassy Moms Instagram account, along with a $50 Visa card for you and a friend to help build your library! Thanks to Harper Collins for sending us a copy of the books and providing the prize pack for the winners. Enter now by clicking on the image below.

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Disclosure: Post sponsored by Sunbeam Products, Inc. but all opinions are my own. 

Last spring I began going to a local barre studio and discovered how much I love working out in group classes. For years I spent my workout time in solo pursuits, running on the treadmill, ducking into the small weight room at the gym running through our neighborhood or on nearby trails, and I was a little surprised by how much inspiration I found by surrounding myself with strong, enthusiastic women. Their energy and support make getting up well before dawn worth it, and the classes are a part of my morning that set the tone for my day. I can’t imagine giving them up.

How Heat Therapy Can Help With Your Workout

Adding workouts meant adding muscle soreness

I missed running, though. I missed checking off miles for a training schedule, seeing the sun rise over the horizon and matching the pounding of my feet to the beating of my heart and the music in my earbuds. Slowly, I began adding runs after my classes and on the weekends. The combination of classes and running provide the balance I crave in my days, but they also push my body to limits I haven’t felt in many years. As I contemplate training for a half-marathon, I know I’ll be adding more and more miles to my schedule, and my muscles are already complaining a bit. 

Heat therapy for pain relief

My foam roller and I are developing a close, personal relationship, but I also find heat to be a huge relief, especially on my lower back. Heat has been found as an effective, fast and natural way of helping to alleviate muscle pain and soreness, and for that same reason, Sunbeam® pain relief products use heat as a solution to assist with pain and discomfort, helping increase blood flow to sore areas for muscle relaxation and faster healing. Sunbeam® heat therapy will help you “feel the ahh,” and you can combat your aches and pain in a quick, non-invasive and drug free way. Like me, you might discover heat therapy will be the key to #FindYourAhh. 

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The benefits of the Sunbeam® King Size XpressHeat™ Heating Pad

The Sunbeam® King Size XpressHeat™ Heating Pad now lives next to my couch, because the XpressHeat™ Heating Pad technology helps provide fast heat in 30 seconds for quick relief. The heat-therapy helps increase blood flow to sore areas for muscle relaxation and faster healing. I don’t always know when I’ll have time to sit with the heating pad, and the super quick heat time means I can turn it on and grab a few minutes of relief without waiting much time at all for the pad to get warm. In addition, I appreciate the following qualities of the Sunbeam® King Size XpressHeat™ Heating Pad:

  • Soft microplush, fully washable pad
  • Can be used with dry or moist heat
  • Digital controller with LCD display
  • 6 heat-settings
  • Select hour auto-off
  • XL size for more coverage
  • Measures 12″ x 24″
  • 5-year limited warranty

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Now that school is back in session, many families are dealing with busier than normal schedules.  It seems that when the kids aren’t in school, parents are either busy helping with homework or driving the constant carpool to after-school lessons, extra-curricular activities, and sports. This is certainly the case for our families and we feel like we are always on the go!

With all of these added items on the calendar, sometimes eating healthy falls by the wayside. That’s why we were so excited to discover the Ready Pac Foods line of Bistro Bowl salads and Ready Snax snack options. They are healthy, on-the-go meals and snacks that are perfect for our busy back-to-school schedule.

On-the-Go Meals and Healthy Snacks from Ready Pac (Giveaway)

Making snack time easy

Like most kids, ours would snack all day long if given the chance. Because of this we like to make sure our fridge is stocked with healthy options. We also know that kids love anything in a package, so they get really excited about Ready Pac Food’s snack cups that are filled with sweet, fresh fruit. The single-serving sizes make them perfect for a snack at home or in lunch boxes.

Ready Snax from Ready Pac are an After School Lifesaver for Moms

There are days we spend a lot of time in the car. Right after school, the kids quickly get homework done and then change before we rush out the door on the way to sports practices. The snack packs are easy and quick to grab on the way out the door. Plus, they are filled with good-for-them foods that will fuel their little bodies all the way through those hot soccer practices and hold them over until dinnertime. Our favorites are the veggies, flatbread and hummus, or the apples, yogurt and trail mix.

The Best Ready-Made Salads

On-the-go salads

Sometimes we avoid salads for lunch because the prep-time is more involved and messier than other lunch options. However, we love a good salad with flavorful toppings and the Bistro Bowl Salads make it simple to enjoying delicious, restaurant-style salads at home.

Want to win up to $3,000 in prizes in the Ready Pac Foods We’ve Got Your Back Back-to-School Sweepstakes? That $2,500 Amazon gift card could sure come in handy!

 

Bistro Bowl Salads are the BEST! (Giveaway)

Everything you need is packed into one bowl — even the fork — so that you can easily enjoy a savory salad, even on the go. These have been our go-to lunch option recently and even our older kids have started asking to take these to school for lunch.

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Healthy eating for busy families

It’s so easy to fall into the fast food trap and make the drive-thru run, but just because we are busy does not mean that has to be our only option. Ready Pac Foods has so many options to keep us eating healthy during the hustle and bustle of back to school and flavors that the whole family can enjoy! Make sure you use the Ready Pac Foods store locator to find where these products are carried in your state.

Enter to win a $150 Visa gift card

We’re giving away a $150 Visa gift card, thanks to our friends at Ready Pac Foods. Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. One winner will be chosen and announced Monday, September 19, 2016. US residents only. You must be at least 18-years-old to enter and win. Please allow 4-6 weeks for prize delivery.

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Savvy Sassy School Days Giveaway ($1250 in prizes!)

School days are here again and we’re jumping in with tons of fun to celebrate over the next few weeks! From back-to-school style for kids of all ages to school survival for moms to our favorite products that will make heading back to school a breeze, we’re featuring it all and can’t wait to share.

There’s no better way to launch into back-to-school than with the Savvy Sassy School Days Giveaway! Get a sneak peek at all of the brands and cool new products we’ll be highlighting this month… and while you’re at it, enter to win them all. With over $1250 in prizes for school kids of all ages (and even some things for you, Mom!), get your school days started right here!

Savvy Sassy School Days Giveaway with Justice

Justice Style Buys and denim

Heading to Justice for back-to-school shopping has become an annual trend for the team at Savvy Sassy Moms. Last year, we had the best time picking out our favorite trends, and this year, for back-to-school, Justice has pulled out all of the stops again! Make sure you stay tuned for our favorite picks for girls, including some adorable and stylish denim that make both moms and girls happy.

Apothederm Acne Clarifying System

Apothederm Acne Clarifying System

Take advantage of getting back into the swing of things with school days and get your skin routine in-check for fall. After a summer of adventures and travel and time outside, we know our skin is crying for a little love and yours probably is, too. The Apothederm Acne Clarifying System is the perfect way to get started. Using their own SmartPeptide biotechnology, this three-step system is lightweight and absorbs easily, while still reducing blemishes and pore size. Have tweens and teens at home? It’s gentle enough for them to use, too.

 

Skip Hop ZOO Collection Raccoon Backpack and Lunch Set

Skip Hop Zoo Collection Zoopacks and Lunchies

Well hello there, adorable school gear! We can always count on Skip Hop to come up with new critters in their Zoo Collections that we can’t resist and when it comes to back-to-school, we know we can also count on them to be essentials that are smartly designed, making school days both easy and stylish.

 

Earth's Best for Back-to-School

Earth’s Best newest arrivals for back-to-school

Along with back-to-school comes the ever-dreaded back-to-school lunches. This year head to the freezer aisle at Target stores to pack your kids’ lunchboxes with all of the newest additions to the Earth’s Best family, such as their frozen to thaw Organic Nutty Snack Bars or Organic Fruit Cups. And, the deliciousness doesn’t have to stay at school! With yummy microwavable or oven backed snacks like the Stuffed Bites in Three Cheese Pizza, after-school snack time just got much yummier… (and easier, too!).

French Toast School Uniforms

French Toast School Uniforms

If you’re a family who needs school uniforms, you know all about French Toast and how reliable their clothes are for back-to-school… and beyond. With both a school uniform collection that moms already love and play clothes that will be the perfect fit on non-uniform days, French Toast is truly a uniform for a kid’s life.

Gululu Interactive Water Bottle for Kids That Tracks Their Water Intake

Gululu Interactive Water Bottles

How often do you remind your kids to drink water when they’re at school? Yeah, us too. This school year, you can leave it in the hands of the Gululu Interactive Water Bottle. With an ability to easily track your child’s water intake throughout the day, as well as encourage them to stay hydrated through fun games, this water bottle is a dream come true for moms!

 

Minted Clothing Labels for Back to School

Minted Clothing Labels

Raise your hand if your child has lost a coat at school? (Every single mom.) Now, with the new Minted Clothing Labels, getting their lost items back to them when they go missing at school will be so much easier! Available in dozens of adorable Minted designs, you’ll be able to pick a style that fits their personality. Each design is also available in complimentary labels to go on the outside of lunchboxes, school supplies and more!

 

Minnetonka Moccasins Collaboration with Free Range Mama

Minnetonka Moccasins by Free Range Mama

When you send your preschooler to school on their very first time away from you, you can send them off in hand -painted moccasins! Minnetonka and Free Range Mama have come together to create a new line of delicate moccasins for your littles.

Blundstone Boots from Australia for Back to School

Blundstone Boots Kids’ Blunnies

It may be warm and sunny out now, but we know that those cold, wet, rainy days of fall are just around the corner and when it comes to back-to-school shoes, we’re thinking ahead with Blundstone Boots Kids’ Blunnies. Hailed from Australia, but available in the US, Blunnies are are a great choice for kids who need to wear boots to school, but don’t want a full-sized boot in their way.

 

Ice Cream Castles

Ice Cream Castles unisex clothing line

First and foremost, we want our little ones feeling comfortable in their school style! Whether you have girls or boys, Ice Cream Castles will dress them both with their line of unisex, mix-and-match, high-fashion, comfortable line of clothing. With super-soft cotton that will be comfy all day long at school and patterns that will help set apart their style, these are a must for any little one headed to preschool this year.

Erin Condren Designs Luxe LifePlanner Giveaway

Erin Condren Design LifePlanner

Getting organized is a no. 1 priority for moms as school gets started. All of the paperwork that comes home with our kids during the first few days of the school year is enough to make our heads spin! With the beloved Erin Condren LifePlanner, you have everything you need to keep your family’s schedule in one place. Plus, with all of the smart additional add-ons for the LifePlanner, you’ll have everything at your fingertips for fall.

AIDIA High-Back Booster Seats

AIDIA High-Back Booster Seat

As you’re headed back to school, remember to take a peek at your kids’ car seats to make sure everyone is in the correct size they need for the coming year. As kids transition from preschool to kindergarten, it might be time to switch to a high-back booster seat and the AIDIA High-Back Boosters are the perfect choice. With stylish patterns that will help set their seat apart and safety design to keep your kids safe during the countless of hours they’ll spend in the car heading back and forth to school, make sure you put one on your list.

 

LOL Locker Accessories for Back to School

LOL locker accessories for teens and tweens

We can remind our kids to keep their rooms clean, but when it comes to their lockers, it falls just out of parents’ jurisdiction! With stylish locker gear from LOL Online, your kids can decorate their locker with almost anything their heart desires! From a disco ball to a locker carpet, they can create a locker that they will look forward to seeing each day when they head to school!

 

Enter to win the Savvy Sassy School Days Giveaway

One winner will receive all of the products in our #SavvySassySchoolDays Giveaway:

Justice Gift Card ($50 value)
Apothederm Acne Clarifying System ($89 value)
Skip Hop Raccoon and Unicorn Backpacks and Lunchie and Straw Bottle Sets ($80 value)
Earth’s Best Prize Pack ($150 value)
Year of French Toast School Uniforms ($150 approx. value)
Gululu Interactive Water Bottle ($129 value)
Minted Gift Card ($100 value)
Minnetonka Moccasins by Free Range Mama ($65 value)
Blundstone Boots ($110 value)
Ice Cream Castles Gift Card ($50 value)
Erin Condren Designs Luxe LifePlanner and Accessories ($100 approx. value)
AIDIA High-Back Booster Seat ($130 value)
LOL Locker Accessories ($50 value)

Total approximate prize value: $1253

Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below. You must be a U.S. resident and at least 18-years-old to enter and win. Winner will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. Please allow 4-6 weeks for prize delivery. All entries will be verified.

 

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