Spa Time Baby Cozy Cape Giveaway

Make bathtime more cozy with the Spa Time Baby CozyCare Cape! This is just what every mom needs at bathtime to dry off that slippery baby or toddler.  I always felt a little awkward trying to get my wet baby out of the bath with a bulky towel.  I felt like it was a juggling act and I was always scared I’d drop my little ones! The CozyCare Cape is very cool because you WEAR it and just pick baby up and wrap your arms around him or her and VOILA! you’ve got a dry baby! The CozyCare Cape is 100% Cotton Terry Cloth with a waterproof panel so that you don’t soak yourself while you’re drying your little one.


Spa Time Baby also carries a line of cute washcloths, changing mats, waterproof bath books and natural skin care for baby, just to name a few things.

The CozyCare Cape is $38.95 without embroidery and for just $48.95 you can have a personalized cape with your little one’s name on the front.  The great thing about this is that you can use it from the time they are born until they outgrow the cape themselves, so it’ll last you a LONG TIME! I know that my children LOVE personalized items and this one is both functional AND cute!

To win your very own CozyCare Cape, for your INITIAL ENTRY, visit Spa Time Baby and come back here and comment on which design you’d like to win.

Bonus Entries:

Bonus Entries (extra entry for each of the following):

Follow Things Moms Like on Twitter & Tweet this giveaway-you can Tweet up to once daily for a DAILY entry!

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Get TEN EXTRA ENTRIES if you blog about this giveaway and link back to this post

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Giveaway ends June 25th


Our Bodies, Ourselves Pregnancy and Birth Review & Giveaway


When you think of Our Bodies, Ourselves, you may think of the classic guide to women’s health and sexuality written by the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective and Judy Norsigian back in the 70’s.  The original Our Bodies, Ourselves was “revamped” in 2005 and has been updated to include issues and new health information.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is their most recent work and is a comprehensive book that covers a range of topics including choosing your healthcare provider and birthing setting, body changes through your pregnancy, relationships and sex during pregnancy, the stages of labor (there’s a very cool chart of these stages), womens’ right to pain relief and natural ways to relieve labor pain and coping skills.  I like how they also discuss what you may be feeling during pregnancy, childbirth and after your baby is born.

There is an encouraging section about breastfeeding, which discusses how birth practices impact breastfeeding, getting breastfeeding off to a good start, nursing twins, the importance of a “good latch”, what to do when breastfeeding is a challenge, breastfeeding in public and even several mentions of La Leche League Mother-to-Mother support, which is one of my very favorite breastfeeding support resources and one that I am glad to see them encouraging mothers to seek support from.

I was fortunate enough to find the Sears’ Family Library books when I was pregnant, including The Pregnancy Book, but I do wish that this book was available back then, too, because it has the same balance of information while empowering women to make informed choices.  Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth doesn’t get up on any particular soap box and isn’t trying to tell you “the right way” to give birth or to mother your baby.  I like that they acknowledge that pregnancy, childbirth and having a new baby are a really BIG life changes and that we all have a “learning curve” and feel such a range of emotions about these changes.  I hope that mothers who pick up this book feel like they are not alone and empowered to own whatever choices they make in pregnancy, birth and motherhood.  This is a book that I would give to any expectant mother, whether she’s having her first child or her fifth.

I’m giving away a copy  of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth to one of my lucky readers!

Here’s how you can enter:

Initial Entry: Post a comment about what you wish you’d known when you were pregnant or what your best pregnancy and/or childbirth advice would be for a first time mother.

Bonus Entries (extra entry for each of the following):

Follow Things Moms Like on Twitter & Tweet this giveaway-you can Tweet up to once daily for a DAILY entry!

Join my Facebook Group

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Get TEN EXTRA ENTRIES if you blog about this giveaway and link back to this post

Please be sure to create a separate post for each entry or they won’t count.

Giveaway ends June 20th

The Parent Trip Giveaway


I wasn’t sure what to expect when I cracked open The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties by Jenna McCarthy. I have read countless parenting memoirs and how-tos over the years and most of them aren’t that entertaining or insightful, unfortunately.  I wasn’t prepared for the pure honesty of this hilarious book!

It seems like so many moms work really hard to hide or not talk about the parts of motherhood that can be confusing, difficult and sometimes downright frustrating.  We all have those moments that we hope we really can “look back and laugh” at.  The ones that we wonder if we really SHOULD ever mention.  Well, Jenna put all of those moments as well as the many joys that mothering bring.

And face it…if you’re a blogger, some of the BEST material is those moments that many mothers would never tell a soul about or admit even in their own private journal.  We live to broadcast that kind of stuff, don’t we? Even if you’re not a blogger, you probably like to read blogs about the hilarity that motherhood sometimes brings.

I have to say that her description of the worry over being the worst mom ever in your daughter’s eyes is SO dead-on! I could relate with most of the Jenna’s laments and laughs in this book!

This book just became one of my go-to baby shower gifts!

Jenna ROCKS! She wants to give a copy of The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties to one lucky Things Moms Like Reader!

How to win:

Initial Entry
Visit Jenna MecCarthy’s website and comment here about your favorite excerpt from The Parent Trip

Bonus Entries (one entry each)

Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway.  You may Tweet this giveaway up to once daily for a daily entry!

Subscribe to my blog

Join my Facebook Group

Follow Jenna McCarthy on Twitter

Giveaway ends June 15th

Be sure to add a separate comment for each entry!

Skitter giveaway at Ohana Mama

The Ohana Mama

I would love to win this Skitter Toy at The Ohana Mama! These are a LOT of fun and they’re really “in” for the kids right now! You can win it here.

Clarisonic PLUS Skincare System with Spot Therapy Giveaway!

I’ve been using the professional-caliber Clarisonic Skin Care System for a little over a year. I bought Clarisonic because I noticed that my local spa was using it for facials and I tend to get flaky, dry build-up and never feel like my skin is clean with just regular cleansing.

My first Clarisonic was the classic 2-speed Skin Care system. My daughter and I both use it and she uses the delicate brush head while I prefer the sensitive skin brush head, so we just switch them out so that we can both use it. All of the cleansers in the kit are gentle and I use them daily. I have really sensitive skin, so this is saying a lot. Here’s my first Clarisonic:Like I said, I’ve had it for over a year and it’s still going strong.

The rechargable Clarisonic Skin Care System was created by scientists, engineers and the primary inventor of the Sonicare® toothbrush.

NOW. When I heard that the Clarisonic folks had created The Clarisonic PLUS with Spot Therapy Brush, I got excited because I’ve always thought it would be nice to be able to use it on my body as well as my face, but the brushes with the original system weren’t really made for that. The new Clarisonic PLUS has THREE speeds and when you switch the facial head out with the Spot Therapy Brush, the Clarisonic PLUS automatically shifts to “spot” mode for areas like the decollete, elbows, hands, arms & knees. Clarisonic is currently used by estheticians, doctors, dermatologists and leading spas.

My FAVORITE part about the Clarisonic and Clarisonic PLUS is that they are completely waterproof and can be used in the tub or shower. That was probably the biggest selling point for me when I was thinking about purchasing my first Clarisonic because I prefer to wash my face in the shower in the morning. It just leaves me feeling totally refreshed!

In addition to the original cleansers that come in the kit, including Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser, and Nourishing Care Cleanser, the Clarisonic PLUS Kit also includes a 2 oz. trial size of the Refining Skin Polish, which leaves your skin feeling really soft and silky. The kit also includes

  • Cordless Clarisonic® PLUS with 3 speeds
  • Universal charging cradle (100v – 240v AC; 50/60Hz)
  • Sensitive face brush head & Spot Therapy brush head

All the benefits of Clarisonic PLUS:

  • 6 times more makeup removal
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking younger and smoother
  • Cleanses so well that products absorb better
  • Gentle enough for twice daily use
  • Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Plus Spot Therapy for the body:

  • Fewer dry patches
  • Gentle exfoliation for softer, smoother skin
  • Firmer skin with improved texture
  • Great prep before applying self tanner

Now that I have the NEW Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System with Spot Therapy, I will be passing my original Clarisonic down to my daughter because I LOVE the body cleansing/spot cleansing feature and I am keeping it for myself!!!

Clarisonic PLUS is available exclusively at Sephora and Clarisonic and retails for $225. If you factor in how much you’d pay for a monthly facial, you’ll actually save money and time in the long run.

Clarisonic and Things Moms Like is giving away a Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System with Spot Therapy to one lucky Things Moms Like reader!!

Here’s how you can win your Clarisonic PLUS:

Initial Entry: Post a comment on why you want the Clarisonic Plus and who in your house would use it! -you must do this before completing bonus entries

Bonus Entries (one entry each)

FIVE BONUS ENTRIES if you blog about this comment and post the url here.

You must create a new comment for each entry or your entries won’t count.

Giveaway ends June 12th

Funky Green Machine $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Funky Green Machine
is a really fun shopping site created by Carl and Rhana Kennedy, which promotes “green” and eco-friendly products that are also “Uncommon Cool” as their slogan suggests. I was pleased to see that they carry Kleen Kanteen, which is a stainless steel, reusable bottle–a great, BPA-free alternative to plastic water bottles. The 18 ounce Kleen Kanteen retails for $16.45 on their website. WELL worth the savings on your wallet, your health and the environment. They fit right into the cup holders in my car, too, which is a plus!Now I don’t know about you, but I LOVE bags and totes. I collect bags and totes!

Funky Green Machine’s “Peeking Sal” Organic Cotton, Fair Trade Tote is adorable and I want one! It’s unique and at 18″x13″, this tote would hold a LOT of library books…or would look really cool while I’m riding this AWESOME Strida 5.0 Eco-Friendly, folding bicycle, which folds up for easy storage! It weighs only 22 lbs with a lightweight aluminum frame and is available in Silver, Black, Red, Yellow White and Neon Green.

Funky Green Machine also has a full offering of skin care products for kids, moms and dads. I have my eye on this really YUMMY looking Mojito Mama Sugar Scrub!

And really now…how COOL are these organic baby/kids’ tees?

These are just a FEW of the things (everything on their site) that I’ve added to my wish list from Funky Green Machine.

Things Moms Like readers get free shipping on all orders over $25 through May 31st with the code welovethingsmomslike at the checkout.
Now…here’s the best part! Funky Green Machine is giving a $50 E-Gift Certificate to one lucky Things Moms Like reader!

Here’s what you do:

Initial Entry: Visit Funky Green Machine and comment here about what other items not shown in this feature you’d want to use your $50 E-Gift Certificate to buy.

Bonus Entries:

1 Entry for each of the following:

TEN BONUS ENTRIES if you purchase something today from Funky Green Machine

You must create a separate blog post entry for each of the above that you do or your entries won’t count.

Winner will be responsible for shipping, except orders over $100.

Giveaway Ends June 15th

Hip-T "Cover Your Assets" Review and Giveaway!

It seems like you can’t find jeans these days that aren’t low-rise. My daughter is always telling me to pull up my pants or pull down my shirt because my underwear are showing above my jeans! LOL Poor kid. Hip-Ts are such a smart idea! These t-shirt “panels” look cute because that layered look is in style and they don’t add bulk because they’re only worn around your hips. My daughter and I tried them.

The Hip-T is very stretchy, which is good because some of us have a little muffin top that needs disguising. They’re 92% cotton and 8% spandex, which gives them a soft texture and that stretch you want.

The Hearts of Hardy
design is really cute and very trendy! It looked really cute under a plain tee.

These really did stay put and didn’t slip up or down. They really do just look like you’re wearing another layer. They come in a variety of colors and designs, so you can get several and have a different one to wear every day!

You can also WIN your very own Hip-T here at Things Moms Like!

Initial Entry: Visit Hip-T and come back and tell us which Hip-T you want!

Bonus Entries:

#1 Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this Giveaway. You can Tweet every day for an additional entry. Just come back here and post the link to your Tweet or your Twitter name

#2 Join my Facebook Group

#3 Add my button to your blog or website (right column)

#4 Subscribe to my blog via RSS or the Google Follow box in right column

Giveaway ends June 10th

Be sure to create a separate comment for each entry or they won’t count!