Fall Fluff Giveaway

Fall Fluff Giveaway 

The Parenting Patch is excited to announce the fourth annual Fall Fluff Giveaway! James and Heather, a husband and wife team, launched The Parenting Patch: Where Parents Grow on September 15, 2011. In honor and celebration of the fourth anniversary of the blog and website, The Parenting Patch is hosting a fabulous giveaway event in which one lucky winner will receive one fabulous fluffy prize pack.  

Smart Bottoms Available in bold colors and fun prints, the Smart Bottoms Smart One all-in-one one-size organic diaper fits most babies between 8 and 35 pounds. The diaper offers a trim fit with plenty of absorbency from ten layers of organic cotton. The attached insert folds to meet the absorbency needs of any baby, and the design allows for faster drying time. For more information, check out the Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.0 and 3.1 All-in-One Cloth Diaper Comparison Review from The Parenting Patch. One lucky winner will receive one (1) Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.1 all-in-one cloth diaper ($29), one (1) large Smart Bag wet bag ($18), and one (1) two-pack of hemp inserts ($12). (Retail value $59)  

Buttons Diapers Buttons Diapers is a quality, affordable, and adorable all-in-two diaper with two sizes of snap-in inserts. Recommended for babies between 9 and 35 pounds, the one-size diaper covers consist of two layers of soft wipeable PUL with double leg gussets. For more information, check out the Buttons Diapers Review from The Parenting Patch. One lucky winner will receive three (3) Buttons Diapers diaper covers ($33), three (3) Stay Dry daytime inserts ($10.50), and one (1) package of cloth wipes ($7). (Retail value $50.50)  

ecoAble Founded in 2013, ecoAble strives to help parents with the cloth diapering adventure, bringing back the joy, enjoyment, and emotion to cloth diapering experience. The company believes that childhood is a celebration, and the colorful cloth diaper prints and cute characters are inspired by the joy and love children bring into our lives. ecoAble celebrate childhood by supporting babies and families with thoughtful designs, quality materials and construction, and convenient shopping options. For more information, check out the ecoAble reviews from The Parenting Patch. One lucky winner will receive one (1) charcoal bamboo all-in-one cloth diaper ($15.99), one (1) bamboo all-in-one cloth diaper ($15.99), one (1) all-in-two cloth diaper ($16.50), two (2) charcoal bamboo inserts ($9.33), and one (1) snap-in charcoal bamboo insert ($3.95). (Retail value $61.76)  

Cloth Wipes Heather at The Parenting Patch recently started making her own cloth wipes using upcycled flannel baby blankets. One lucky winner will receive thirty (30) handmade cloth wipes in assorted prints and multicolored thread edging. (Retail value $30) One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch and the other participating blogs will win one (1) cloth diaper prize pack valued at $201.26 that includes the following amazing prizes:
  • One (1) Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.1 all-in-one cloth diaper ($29)
  • One (1) large Smart Bag wet bag ($18)
  • One (1) two-pack of hemp inserts from Smart Bottoms ($12)
  • Three (3) Buttons Diapers diaper covers ($33)
  • Three (3) Buttons Diapers Stay Dry daytime inserts ($10.50)
  • One (1) package of cloth wipes from Buttons Diapers ($7)
  • One (1) ecoAble charcoal bamboo all-in-one cloth diaper ($15.99)
  • One (1) ecoAble bamboo all-in-one cloth diaper ($15.99)
  • One (1) ecoAble all-in-two cloth diaper ($16.50)
Two (2) charcoal bamboo inserts from ecoAble ($9.33) One (1) snap-in charcoal bamboo insert from ecoAble ($3.95) Thirty (30) handmade upcycled cloth wipes in assorted from The Parenting Patch ($30) To enter for your chance to win the Fall Fluff Giveaway, simply use the following entry form. And please offer a huge thanks to the sponsors and participating blogs of the Fall Fluff Giveaway! Good luck!

  The Fall Fluff Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States of America. Void where prohibited. Giveaway is not affiliated or associated with Facebook or any other social media platform. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on September 30, 2015. One winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. Not Quite Crunchy Mommy is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

First Comes Love Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway


I'm always excited to try a new diaper (who isn't?) but I especially love when I have the opportunity to rave about a WAHM. First Comes Love recently sent me one of her beautiful pocket diapers and there really is a lot to love here.

Thursday Giveaway Link Up - 8/21

I've been crazy busy, but I did it! I remembered to get this up before Thursday. Woo! You know the drill, leave a giveaway you're running or check the list below and enter some. Good luck everyone :)





Fuzzi Bunz New Sweet Beginnings Diaper Giveaway - ends 9/2


The FuzziBunz® story began in 1999 when a young mother’s pediatrician insisted that chemical-laden disposable diapers caused her son’s constant diaper rash. She was disappointed with her search for a reusable diaper system that would fit into her busy life as a new mom. Old-fashioned cloth diapers were hard to use and a mess to launder since the product had not been changed in decades. Her desperate journey to ease her son’s diaper rash led her to invent the original FuzziBunz® cloth diapers in 1999. Little did she realize at the time that her cloth reusable baby diapers would be an invention that was the catalyst that would put the entire modern cloth diapering industry in motion. 

I've used some of the older Fuzzi Bunz and like them for my son. I'm not sure what they are like now that they've changed slightly, but from what others are saying, they are better than before. I'm looking forward to trying one of these at some point, but until then you can read the review on FuzziBunz Diapers Here. Good Luck all!   

Participating bloggers were not compensated and are not responsible for this giveaway. No purchase required to enter this giveaway and there is a limit of one entrant per household. Void where prohibited. All entries are optional. A new winner will be chosen if the original winner(s) has not responded within 48 hours of email notification. Tales From A Southern Mom is not responsible for shipment of the prize(s). Sponsor is responsible for all shipping this prize. This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or other social media outlet. This is posted in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Any questions, email julie.talesfromasouthernmom@gmail.com

Happy Birthday Little Man

It's 12:54am and you'd finally arrived. It wasn't your choice to show up then, but you were already so late! I guess it was pretty comfortable in there. The moment leading up to your arrival were some of the most painful I had ever experienced (until a 18 months later when I had your little sister who holds the current title on painful childbirth). But all of that was forgotten when you finally showed up.

You weren't my first. I wasn't able to spend every waking moment counting your toes like I did with your older sister because there was a very needy 3-year-old demanding my attention as well. You weren't my last. I wasn't able to carry you for long because that positive pregnancy test popped up when you were only 8 months old.

But you are so loved. You were loved from the moment that I found out you existed and I've never stopped. I have found joy just watching you explore and learn. You are quiet, and your lack of speech worries us at times but you are always watching, always learning.

You are a builder of interesting and imaginative block towers. You are a destroyer of squishy fruits, your older sister's My Little Pony collection, and vegetation. You are an artist with a crayon, my whole house is your canvas. I have gotten to be very close friends with those Mr Clean Magic Erasers.

You are my snuggle monster. Your smile is infectious and that little mischievous personality you are cultivating is as adorable as it is exhausting.

Today, you are two. TWO. You are no longer a baby, though I will always call you my baby. You cannot read, but I write this in hope that what they say really is true - that nothing on the internet is ever really gone. Because some moments are already fading, and these are things I never want to forget. I hope I always remember what it feels like when you curl up in my lap for comfort. I hope I always remember the cute way you say please and how you like to play with your belly button. I hope I always remember your baby laugh.

I may not always remember all of it, but I will always love you.

Remember that.

Happy birthday, little man.

Mama May I Colored Cups and Balls Playset Review

I don't often venture into the world of toys, though I guess it's only a matter of time. As my children grow, so will the products I buy. Mama May I recently sent me their colored cups and balls playset. While I admit I was skeptical at first (it's pretty small and boring to me), I quickly got on board when I saw my son interacting with it.

The set comes with 6 colored balls, 6 matching cups, a plain bowl, and a scoop. It is entirely made of wood. It is a well-made and cute little set. And though I did not think about it at first, it actually is a great toy for children to use to work on their fine motor skills.

The first time I brought it out was actually while my son's early intervention therapist was over. I was amazed at how quiet and content he was playing with it. He just kept moving the balls back and forth, sometimes in the correct colored cup, sometimes not. He liked trying to put them all in the bowl with the little scoop. His therapist was not surprised. She just kept going on about what a great little toy it was developmentally, and asked where she could pick one up.

Along with motor skills, this toy can also be used to teach children colors, counting, and volume. It's such a simple toy, but sometimes simple is best. It also gives my son a chance to use his imagination and come up with his own games. 

If you like the concept but aren't a fan of this particular toy, I recommend checking out the Mama May I website. They have a number of handmade toys designed with a child's development and sensory play in mind. You can also find them on Facebook.

The Baby Sea Turtle Paperback Review

I've always read to my daughter, but now that she's getting older we're trying to branch out a little more. There are so many books out there though, and sometimes it can be a challenge to find one she likes. Right now she's very into animals (especially horses!), so stories that revolve around animals are always a hit.

The Baby Sea Turtle, written by S. A. Mahan, is a current favorite. It follows the story of a baby sea turtle whose egg hatches after all his brothers and sisters have gone. The writing is perfect for her age group (kindergarten) and the illustrations are nicely done. Although it focuses on the turtle, a human child makes an important contribution by helping the baby turtle get home. In a way it helps to open a dialogue with children about how they can make a difference, and the importance of kindness.


As before, I am always on the lookout for a new book to challenge and entertain her, but for now it seems that we have a winner.