How a Single Mother May Pamper Herself with a Vacation

How a Single Mother May Pamper Herself with a Vacation

As a single mother, it can be quite difficult to get away at times in order to recharge your batteries. It’s not selfish of yourself to want to have some “you” time. In fact, most family therapists insist that you find time to care for yourself in order to improve the way you handle the day-to-day stresses of family life. While the vacation may seem like an incredible idea, how can you afford to get away for a weekend? By {Read More}

Cost of Car Ownership

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Many people mistakenly believe that the only investment required for owning a vehicle is the initial purchase. And while it’s true that you’ll undoubtedly fork over a decent chunk of change as a down payment, and will be responsible for several hundred dollars per month in loan and insurance costs, there are other costs associated with owning a vehicle. These costs are referred to as the cost of ownership, and depending on the type of vehicle you own, and what {Read More}

Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table and Chair Giveaway

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We have a fabulous giveaway up for grabs from Combi USA and Everything Mommyhood, the newly released Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table & Chairs! The Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table and Chairs is a 3-in-1 modular play set that grows with your child. During stage one, children can stay entertained by the plush toy bar in the stationary activity center configuration. In stage two, little ones will become mobile while using the walker setting. Once your {Read More}

The Best Sunscreen For Your Baby

The Best Sunscreen For Your Baby

Summer’s around the corner, and fun in the sun for you and your baby may involve walks out in nature, lazy beach days, and time to just relax in the yard and enjoy the breeze, and taking a nap in the dappled light beneath a tree. As you enjoy picnics and other outdoor activities, make sure that you take along a tube of sunscreen for your baby (as well as yourself!).  Sun protection starts early so it’s important to find {Read More}

Monday’s Extraordinary Giveaway Linky

Readers: Search the list below for cool prizes. Once you find the one you want to win, click the link and it will take you to the giveaway where you can enter to win. Please take a moment to look at all of my current giveaways. Don’t miss out on a single issue of Mom to Bed by 8, subscribe now. Bloggers/Business: List your giveaway sweepstakes contest below using the following format: Listing name – End Date – Open to {Read More}

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

This month’s Blogger Food Challenge theme is veggies and I will tell you I have not been this excited about something since Spanx came on the market. Seriously though, as a fan you must know I am a veggie queen. Even though I am by far not a vegetarian, it wouldn’t bother me one bit to not have meet for weeks at a time. Who here ends up with leftover chicken that you just end up tossing? Me too because {Read More}

$100 Cattleboyz Gift Certificate + BBQ Starter Kit Giveaway

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A Little About Cattleboyz: CattleBoyZ Manufactures a line of Award Winning Gourmet BBQ Sauces that are meticulously mass produced and are being shipped to a variety of North American, and Other Global Destinations. The sauces come in many flavors; can be purchased at Retail Outlets, On-line, in Branded Gift Boxes, Private Labelled, or can even be Custom Labelled for Corporate Events and Promotional Items. Joe Ternes, CEO and member of the Ternes Family who founded CattleBoyZ Barbecue Sauce says: “Our {Read More}

CLR American’s Dirtiest Cleaning Secrets Sweepstakes

CLR American's Dirtiest Cleaning Secrets Sweepstakes

Organized by Budget Earth Sponsored by CLR   Do you consider yourself a cleanliness fanatic? In today’s world, women have a lot on their plates. We have to juggle being a mom, professional, wife/girlfriend, daughter, and sometimes even more roles. With everything going on in our lives, we all consider cleaning our homes to be an important job, one which sometimes we have to do during our little bit of down time. While cleaning is important, do you consider yourself {Read More}

Jamberry Nail Wrap Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Jessica Johnson, independent representative for Jamberry Nails. The story of Jamberry Nails begins with three sisters who possess distinct personal tastes, but share a love for style. After an expensive afternoon together at the nail salon, Lyndsey, Christy and Keri vowed to find a simpler, more cost effective way to keep their hands looking polished, while still spending time together. After lots of trial and error, the proprietary nail wraps of Jamberry Nails launched in late 2010. The DIY, at-home {Read More}

Jamberry Nail Wrap Experience

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If you have been a fan of www.momtobedby8.com for a while, then you have seen us feature numerous small businesses and even more so show support for women owned companies. That belief that even the smallest idea can take flight and grow into something short of a miracle is still very strong. So when Jessica Johnson, independent representative for Jamberry Nails, reached to me about doing a review, I was happy to do so. More about Jamberry Nails The story {Read More}

Lalabu Sooth Shirt Giveaway

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The Soothe Shirt is a versatile nursing tank. It can be worn layered with another shirt or by itself on a hot day. Baby can be conveniently pouched inside the shirt. It also includes a panel for head support. If your baby is 8-15 pounds, this shirt will work perfectly. Although this shirt securely holds baby in place, don’t use it for hands-free carrying. Lalabu is not your typical company. They stand for a great cause, and you can contribute {Read More}

$50 Bonefish Grill Gift Card Giveaway

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On Saturday July 19th Bonefish Grill Unveiled a new menu. Of course the only way to unveil this fantastic menu was to celebrate with a legendary event! This event took place on the Lady Windridge yacht that was docked at Miami’s Famous Fountainbleu Hotel Marina. It included Celebrity guest Mario Lopez and included a live performance by David Correy, season 2 finalist on X Factor and singer of Coca-Cola’s global 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem. You can check out some {Read More}

Coffee Blenders Lean, Focus and Escape Giveaway

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The Coffee Blenders line is available in three varieties: Lean, Focus and Escape – each include a full serving of all-natural nutrients clinically proven to enhance weight loss, improve cognitive performance and reduce stress! All three varieties are cultivated from 100% Arabica, hand-roasted dark blend, originating from the top one percent of the world’s finest beans grown in Central and South America. Lean, which includes 400 mg of Svetol®, an all-natural green coffee bean extract that can help with weight loss. Focus, which boosts cognitive function {Read More}

10 Science Kits for Summer Vacation

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Wild Physics and Cool Chemistry Wild Science kits use safe, high-quality, fully compliant materials including real safety goggles and gloves. The chemicals are packed in resealable bottles so they’re safer to handle than packets or pouches, and can be used over and over again. These experiments are open-ended and include extra materials to encourage kids to take what they learned and apply it to their own experiments. They also incorporate interests that kids may have. All kits include all the {Read More}

10 Must See Travel Destinations

10 Must See Travel Destinations

Tired of the office? Looking to surprise your partner on your anniversary? Maybe you’re just hoping to establish a new summertime tradition as a family. Whatever your reasons for seeking a vacation across state lines, here are 10 places worth a visit. 1: Washington D.C.There’s plenty to see and do in D.C., starting with national landmarks like the Washington Monument and ending with boardwalks lined with shops, restaurants and movie theaters. If you’re looking for a trip that’s equal parts {Read More}