Sunday, December 21, 2014

Closed for Christmas!


Hello our awesome readers! We wanted to let ya'll know we'll be closed all week due to the holiday. We'll return December 29 with reviews to finish out the month, and lots of fun stuff coming your way in the new year. 

We hope everyone has a great holiday with family, friends, lots of laughs, and quality time with the ones you love and cherish.







Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last Minute BIG Trend Christmas Toys

Pooped out from holiday shopping? Don't know what to get that little stinker on your list?

How about a toy that poops?!  Yes, you read that correctly.  Pooping toys are THE big trend this holiday season, and when it comes to pooping toys, we are the experts.  They may seem strange, but these toys will win your heart and keep all the kids on your gift list happy! 
  • Lalaloopsy Diaper Surprise is a real charmer. (Literally) Each of these Lalaloopsy babies poops magical charms into reusable diapers! Just feed them water, press their belly “button,” and check their diaper for a surprise! Charms come in butterflies, hearts or flowers, and can be hooked onto the included charm bracelet. Ta-dah! A magical poop charm bracelet -- now that's a fashion statement! You can read my review for this toy HERE.
 Tired of having the same boring doll pets?  Moxie Girlz Poopsy Pets  are anything but ordinary.  Kids can take them on an imaginative adventure complete with whimsical pets that poop -- so cute!  Kellan has a pet tiger who poops striped eggs, Lexa has an elephant that poops peanuts, and Avery has a pet panda who poops bamboo shoots!  It's a great way to teach kids how to manage pet "clean up," with a laugh! 
  • Now, you may be thinking,  "but what about the boys?"  Never fear, we've got one more treat that takes pooping toys to a whole new level. Our Little Tikes Big Dog Truck ride-on & walker is the coolest dog on the block! The Big Dog Truck comes with boulders that can be scooped up at the front of the truck when your toddler rides over them, and then dumped out the rear.  But don't just take our word for it -- The Big Dog Truck has been awarded Dr. Toy's  2014 Best Picks, Toy Talk Awards' Best Preschool Toy, and ToyTesters TV Gold Award for Best Preschool Toy.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lalaloopsy Newborn Babies *Holiday Gift Guide*

Big thanks to MGA Entertainment for this product to review


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!


Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls that magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn. Each doll has its own charming personality inspired by the fabric used to make it. Lalaloopsy live in a whimsical world full of silly surprises. With love and a little bit of imagination, you’ll see why Lalaloopsy are sew magical... and sew cute!

 

About a month ago our girls noticed a commercial for the new Lalaloopsy Newborn Babies and expressed their interest in wanting some for Christmas, but I forgot about them until I got the lucky email to review three for our girls. I was so excited for this opportunity and it'll be the perfect items for their stockings on Christmas Day!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LivingPlug: Decorating your Outlets *Holiday Gift Guide*

Thanks to LivingPlug for the items to help post this review


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!


Like most people, we didn't care much about the lowly electrical outlet. We didn't care until we heard just how many kids end up in the ER after sticking a hairpin in one (2,400 a year). Or when we redecorate and came face to face with just how ugly it is. Or when we read about how much electricity is drained by items we have plugged in, but are not actually using. We decided to do something about this most basic of basic utilities by creating a system that would solve these problems and bring a littler flair and added function to our homes. 


Since we built and purchased our home April 2011, I love finding items to decorate our home with and to impress its over all look. When LivingPlug approached me for a review, I was thrilled to showcase their company on the blog, and to get my hands on a neat product.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 78


Welcome to week 78 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Since I've went through all my tattoos, now I'll be sharing photos I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.

found via Pinterest

#HomeHolidays Giveaway Hop! Ends 12/30


Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!
We are right in the middle of the Holiday Season, stockings are hung by the Fireplace, the smell of an Evergreen fills your Home… I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers that want to fill your home with even more! The Home for the Holidays Giveaways are all centered around the perfect products for your home – whether it’s decorative gifts or appliances, each blogger has something for your home! Don't miss the amazing Grand Prize for this Event - a $150 Gift Card to The Ultimate Green Store - enter here


Here at Mama's Baby Cupcakes, we have one prize package up for grabs, but one's for the kiddos and the other is for the home. Both sets of items are great for this hop because keeping our kids occupied with activities is at times a must, and keeping a nice clean beautiful home is something everyone strives for right?!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Uncle John's For Kids Only Activity Books Review *Holiday Gift Guide*

Thanks to Uncle John's for the items to help post this review


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!


It was 1987. Uncle John found himself stranded on his throne with nothing to read. That’s when he came up with the idea to launch a series of trivia books specifically tailored toward his fellow bathroom readers. Fast forward to 2002 and you have the Uncle John's For Kids Only series which is designed for young trivia fans, info-maniacs and reluctant readers. 


Sometimes my kids are impatient to eat dinner. When our oldest two come home for school they eat a snack and then ask when dinner is because they never feel as though their snacks are big enough. I wanted to do this review because I felt these books would be great for passing time or while I'm making the plates and the kids are sitting at the table waiting for their food. Totally Quacked was an added bonus because our oldest is now seven years old and loves to read. Books fascinate her so I enjoy building a collection of different things she can read in her spare time. 

Dealing with Children and Divorce?

*Sponsored Post*

While we're not currently in this situation, I know a lot of my readers are mothers with children. I wanted to share this mini post with you just in case any of my readers could use the advice. 


There is no doubt that divorce is a hard situation to overcome and that adapting to a new lifestyle presents challenges, especially for children. Divorce may be a situation they don't understand. It is most likely scary and confusing.

However, talking to children about divorce is vital and communicating can be a positive experience. These talks, while difficult, can lead to bonding, increased trust and an understanding that divorce is often the first step to a happier life. This guide can help you have the necessary discussions with your children: http://gowerandbluck.com/how-to-talk-to-your-children-about-divorce/




Sunday, December 14, 2014

Why I'm A Mom

“Why I’m a Mom” campaign via Mommy’s Bliss. I received products in exchange for sharing this video.

I've seen this video floating around Social Media. I encourage you to watch!


I never expected I would become a mother seven days after turning nineteen. When I was younger, I didn't know what to expect my future to be like, but after meeting my husband at the age of fifteen, we started our family young with expanding three years later.

Fast forward to our youngest daughter turning one year old last week, and I'm amazed at how time flies by. From the first steps, to the first day of school, it's over in the blink of an eye. I've always wished we could have cameras in our eyes to record the perfect memories or snap shots of the perfectly cute things our kids do, because it goes by so quickly.

Being a mother/parent is tough! I'm not gonna lie about that. There are times I loose my cool, times I want to run to a corner and cry, and times that I feel like I could use a week long vacation from life and just get away from it all. But even with all those mixed emotions, when I hear one of my girls call me mommy, ask me to hold them when they're sick, hit a milestone like walking, or our newest adventure of a loose tooth, I know being a mother is why I'm here. Being their mother, is why I'm here. I'm here to guide them, love them, and make them in to amazing children and eventually adults.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mya's Girls Party Kit Chevron 1st Birthday Party!

Birthday in a Box provided the kit for her theme. 
The shirt I showcase from Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts was a purchase I made and wanted to also share



I've known since Mya was only a couple months old that I wanted her 1st birthday party to have a chevron theme. I hadn't found "the one" until looking around on the Birthday In A Box website. When I found the Chevron Deluxe Kit for only $20, I was blown away. Not only was it a great price if the review didn't work out, but I loved the rainbow theme with a variety of colors, and it reminded me of Mya and her personality. 

I did do some looking around in the Girls Party Ideas just in case I found something better, but since I normally go with my gut, Chevron was my final choice and the shipment was on its way!