Mom To Bed By 8 http://www.momtobedby8.com Where the bedtime battle begins Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:01:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 $75 Target Gift Card Giveaway #MPMBTS http://www.momtobedby8.com/75-target-gift-card-giveaway-mpmbts/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/75-target-gift-card-giveaway-mpmbts/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:01:29 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39235 {Read More} ]]> targetibiley

Welcome to the $75 Target Back To School Sweepstakes!

Sponsored by Ibiley Uniforms

Hosted by Conservamom

This back to school get your uniforms at Ibiley and Enter to win a $75 Gift card to Target! Not only can you get all your kid’s back to school uniform shopping at Ibiley (At great prices) but you can also get your own uniform shopping done there!

From Scrubs, Chef wear, Medical Lab wear and more! You will find everything you need at Ibiley!

Now they have joined together with Conservamom and some great blogs to bring you the Target $75 Back To school Sweepstakes! One winner will get a $75 Target Gift card to use on anything they may need .So head below and enter to win! Giveaway is open to US only and ends on 8/11 at 11:59pm. Winner will be verified.

 

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BumGenius Chaplin Cloth Diaper Giveaway http://www.momtobedby8.com/bumgenius-chaplin-cloth-diaper-giveaway/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/bumgenius-chaplin-cloth-diaper-giveaway/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:22 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39208 {Read More} ]]> chaplingiveaway-500x500
In honor of the famous comedian Cotton Babies have come out with a new fantastic print called Chaplin. However, with any limited edition diaper this gorgeous creation sold out pretty quickly! Well, Conservamom managed to get her hands on one! So here’s the best part one lucky winner will not only get a Chaplin diaper in Elemental style but their choice of an Albert or Countess Diaper in 4.0!

Thanks to the fantastic blogs helping promote this and Belli Vita for helping sponsor this!

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So head below for your chance to enter to win! Giveaway is open to US residents and ends on 8/7 at 11:59pm! Remember to come back daily for more chances to enter and win!

 

Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at teri@momtobedby8.com.

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Back to School Fashion Series: Coach Sunglasses & Wristlet Giveaway http://www.momtobedby8.com/back-to-school-fashion-series-coach-sunglasses-wristlet-giveaway/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/back-to-school-fashion-series-coach-sunglasses-wristlet-giveaway/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:45:37 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39232 {Read More} ]]> BTS Coach Giveaway

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8 & MPM Network Bloggers.

Coach Bridget Sunglasses combine bold styling with unexpected touches of color in a luxurious modern design. An enameled Coach lozenge accents each temple piece, while gradient lenses offer broad-spectrum UV protection. Perfect for those bright early mornings!

The Coach Legacy Phone Wristlet is a custom-woven signature jacquard and glove-tanned leather combine to give this compact accessory a striking signature look. Finished with a wrist strap and a Coach logo medallion at the snap closure, it keeps a phone and other small essentials safely tucked away. Signature fabric with leather trim. Snap closure. Wrist strap attached. Small enough to tuck away and get on the go.

One reader will receive Coach Bridget Sunglasses & Coach Legacy Phone Wristlet In Signature Fabric.

Giveaway ends August 14th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Back to School Coach Sweepstakes

 

Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at teri@momtobedby8.com.

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Mamas & Papas Rock N Ride Talking Lotty Giveaway http://www.momtobedby8.com/mamas-papas-rock-n-ride-talking-lotty-giveaway/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/mamas-papas-rock-n-ride-talking-lotty-giveaway/#respond Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:02:56 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39227 {Read More} ]]> mamasandpapsgive

Welcome to the ROCK N’ RIDE TALKING LOTTY Giveaway!

Sponsored by Mamas & Papas

Hosted by Conservamom

Give baby their first set of wheels with Rock n’ Ride Talking Lotty! The unique dual action base on this toy transforms from a rocker to a push-along toy with wheels that slide from top to bottom, allowing baby to rock in a steady position or roll on-the-go. The brightly colored padded seat cushions make playtime extra comfy, and baby will love listening to the various built-in music and sounds.

Perfect for little ones ages 6m+. One lucky winner will get this fun toy that will provide hours of entertainment for their little one! So head below for your chance to win! Open to continental US only and ends on 8/7 at ll:59pm. Good luck!

 

Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at teri@momtobedby8.com.

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BabyHawk Mei Tai Carrier Giveaway http://www.momtobedby8.com/babyhawk-mei-tai-carrier-giveaway/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/babyhawk-mei-tai-carrier-giveaway/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:50:57 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39218 {Read More} ]]> BabyHawk Button

BabyHawk Mei Tai carriers are Chinese inspired with four long straps and can comfortably carry newborns and toddlers from 8-40 pounds. The three inch wide padded straps and head rest for baby make this carrier super comfortable for parent and child and allow for great back support.

I’ve been eyeing BabyHawk’s Mei Tai carrier since before my daughter was born, but never made the leap to purchase. I’m thankful I got to try this baby carrier because it’s a perfect mix of security for the baby, versatility as baby grows and it’s incredibly easy to manuever. Read the rest of Kara’s Deals & Steals’ review here.

BabyHawk carriers come in a ton of fun and organic prints. You’ll have a difficult time choosing one. Be sure to follow BabyHawk on social media for the latest news, giveaways and more! Facebook | Twitter

One lucky winner will get to try a BabyHawk Mei Tai carrier. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end on 8/5 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please enter on the Rafflecopter below.

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Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at teri@momtobedby8.com.

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FairHaven Healthy New Mother $100 Prize Pack Giveaway http://www.momtobedby8.com/fairhaven-healthy-new-mother-100-prize-pack-giveaway/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/fairhaven-healthy-new-mother-100-prize-pack-giveaway/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:19:03 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39212 {Read More} ]]> Have you ever heard of Fairhaven Health? They are an amazing site that helps families to be able to have babies, and then when the babies are here they have amazing products to help out with your little ones! This company is all for families! They are amazing in every possible way! Their customer service receives a 5 star rating as far as this girl is concerned!

They have Partnered up with MPM (Mom Powered Media) and 10 participating bloggers like myself to be able to provide you with this amazing giveaway! ALL of our amazing fans will have a chance to win ALL 5 amazing products a value of over $100.00!

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Check out all of the products!

Milkies Milk-Saver: Let NO Breast Milk Go To Waste:

Ask any mom and she’ll tell you: breast milk is a precious commodity. Women will go to great lengths to ensure that not a drop of “liquid gold” gets wasted.

That’s precisely what makes the award-winning Milkies Milk-Saver such a wonderful invention for breastfeeding mothers. The patented Milk-Saver collects your leaking breast milk as you nurse – allowing you to store extra breast milk effortlessly with each feeding.

Easy to use, simply slip the Milk-Saver into your bra-cup on the non-nursing side before you breastfeed. The Milk-Saver collects the milk that is leaked when your breast milk lets down. You can store this milk and save it for any time it’s needed.

Slim and portable, the patented Milk-Saver allows you breastfeed anywhere without the fear of embarrassing leaks or uncomfortable nursing pads. And with its stylish, durable case, your Milk-Saver will stay safe and clean when you’re on the go.

Like you, we care very much about the safety of the products we use while breastfeeding. The Milk-Saver has been rigorously tested to ensure zero chemical leaching and contains no BPA or phthalates.

The only product of its type, the Milk-Saver has received accolades from lactation specialists, pediatricians, and breastfeeding moms the world over. It makes the perfect baby shower/new mom gift – or as a treat for yourself!

  • Patented design allows you to save every drop of precious breast milk
  • Slim and comfortable – no more nursing pads or milk-stained shirts
  • Comes with a convenient carrying case that also serves as a stand for the Milk Saver
  • Tested to ensure zero chemical leaching; contains no BPA or phthalates

Milkies Freeze: Convenient, space-saving breast milk storage:

Tired of digging through your freezer to recover lost bags of breast milk? Worried that you are using your frozen breast milk out of order? The Milkies Freeze is the answer to your breast milk storage hassles and concerns.

The Milkies Freeze is a “first in, first out” breast milk storage system that fits in your freezer. Simply collect your precious breast milk in any milk storage bag, and place the bag on the metal quick-freeze tray at the top of the Freeze. Once the milk is frozen, slip the bag into the Freeze storage system through the slot at the top, and the bag will fall to the bottom of the storage container. When you need to thaw a bag of breast milk to feed to your little one, pull a bag out from the bottom of the Freeze – that way you are sure to use the oldest milk first!

The Milkies Freeze can store up to 60 ounces of breast milk.

Milkies Nipple Nurture Balm:

Breastfeeding is the most natural way to nourish your baby but it can lead to sore nipples and discomfort for Mom. For some it may just be uncomfortable, for others it may actually keep them from successfully nursing their baby. Our all-natural, organic nipple balm is designed to soothe, protect, and heal sore or cracked nipples.

Recommended by lactation professionals, Milkies Nipple Nurture Balm is safe for both mother and baby. Organic herbal ingredients are combined with natural moisturizers to help provide soothing relief, heal affected areas, and even prevent cracks from reappearing. Milkies Nipple Nurture Balm is lanolin-free, is not tested on animals, and contains no artificial colors, preservatives or animal products. Milkies Nipple Nurture Balm alleviates the discomfort often associated with breastfeeding so it can be a joyous and special time for you to connect with your baby.

Prevent Stretch Marks the Natural Way with DreamBelly Butter:

DreamBelly Butter is designed to help protect and nourish your skin as it stretches to accommodate your growing belly during your pregnancy.

Stretch marks are caused by little tears that occur in the dermis, the middle layer of the skin that contains the collagen and elastin fibers that help to maintain the structural integrity of your skin. Unfortunately, the hormonal changes and rapid weight gain that are a normal part of your pregnancy are a lethal combination when it comes to healthy skin, which is why so many women see stretch marks appear during pregnancy. The dramatic (although expected) hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy impact the ability of the dermis to form collagen and elastin fibers, which, in turn, makes it difficult for your skin to maintain its resiliency. As a result, when the skin is forced to stretch in response to rapid weight gain, it is unable to do so without tearing. These little tears that occur in the skin cause the appearance of unsightly lines – stretch marks – that are red and purple, then gradually fade to white or silver over time.

Of course, the conditions that cause stretch marks during pregnancy are normal and healthy, and cannot be avoided. And, unfortunately, some women are simply more susceptible to stretch marks due to a genetic predisposition. Therefore, the only hope for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy is to keep your skin as hydrated and suppleas possible.

Nursing Blend Breastfeeding Supplement :

Nursing Blend is an all-natural dietary supplement that contains a blend of herbs that have been used for centuries by nursing mothers when a boost in breast milk supply is needed, including fenugreek and fennel seed. And, by providing a unique combination of whole fenugreek seed powder along with a concentrated fenugreek seed extract, Nursing Blend offers an equivalent dose of 2 grams of fenugreek in each daily dose. Nursing Blend also includes herbs that provide calming effects for mom and baby, including chamomile and anise.

Nursing Blend is the only dietary supplement that combines herbal support for breast milk production with the vitamin and mineral support that nursing moms need to produce quality breast milk. Now that you are breastfeeding you need higher levels of certain nutrients to keep both you and your baby healthy. Nursing Blend was scientifically-designed by doctors and nutritionists to specifically meet the nutritional needs of nursing mothers and their babies and to aid in milk production. In addition, Nursing Blend is endorsed by leading lactation specialist and MD, Dr. Kathleen Marinelli.

This comprehensive formula brings together essential vitamins and minerals to ensure proper nutrition, along with herbal ingredients to support breast milk production. It provides 100% Daily Value of most vitamins and minerals, and extra amounts of vitamins known to be especially important for lactating women, including Vitamin D and the B vitamins.

Current research shows that most women are deficient in Vitamin D, which our skin makes when exposed to sunlight, probably because we are so careful with covering up, avoiding sun or using sunscreen. That means that nursing mothers are deficient, as are their babies. Once believed to be important only for bone and dental health, a rapidly growing body of scientific research now indicates that Vitamin D plays a vital role in preventing a wide range of medical conditions, from diabetes to various forms of cancer. Although the current Daily Value for vitamin D is set at only 400 IU, many experts are concerned that this amount grossly underestimates our need for Vitamin D and are recommending that all people, and especially lactating women, increase their daily intake of this key nutrient. By providing 700% Daily Value of Vitamin D, Nursing Blend helps to increase circulating levels of Vitamin D in nursing women, thereby ensuring that the breast milk produced by these women will have enough Vitamin D to prevent suboptimal Vitamin D status in their growing babies.

Nursing Blend also contains extra amounts of Vitamins B-6 and B-12, which are necessary for the proper function of the immune system and nervous system and in the production of red and white blood cells. Vegetarian and vegan mothers may be especially at risk for deficiencies vitamin of B-12 because it is naturally found only in animal products. Folic acid continues to be important during nursing to aid in healthy cell production. Nursing Blend also contains zinc to help support a healthy immune system and ensure optimal growth and development.

These nutrients, along with other key vitamins and minerals in Nursing Blend, ensure that you and your baby are obtaining the nutrition you need.

“Nursing Blend was designed to meet the unique nutritional requirements for breastfeeding women and I would recommend it as the daily vitamin supplement to all nursing moms.” – Dr. Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

GIVEAWAY RULES:

  • You must reside in USA/CAN 18+
  • void where prohibited
  • ends august 5 at 11:59 pm
  • ONE entry PER household
  • EVERY entry will be confirmed so follow the rules correctly!

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Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at teri@momtobedby8.com.

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5 Fashion Basics for Summer Style http://www.momtobedby8.com/5-fashion-basics-for-summer-style/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/5-fashion-basics-for-summer-style/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:30:01 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39199 {Read More} ]]> It’s summer. That means the sun is bright, the temperatures are hot and no one wants to spend much time on fashion. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t care about being stylish. There are some simple tricks to looking cool even when it’s hot. Here are 5 fashion basics for summer style that will keep your wallet happy, your style polished and let you enjoy any adventure that comes your way.

5 Fashion Basics for Summer Style

Easy Shoes

Flip flops might be considered the ‘go-to’ footwear of summer, but that does not mean that they are the best choice. Sure, everyone needs a couple fun flops to take you to the beach, pool or out to the mailbox on hot summer days, but there are better options for every day wear. If you are planning a day at the amusement park or taking a walking tour through a new city, give your feet something better. You don’t have to break out the heavy duty tennis shoe to provide support and comfort for your feet. Look at something like the new athletic walking shoes that give support and style. There are also shoes like the OOFos Originals that look like flip flops but still protect your feet and keep you walking longer and feeling better.

Trendy Tops

Looking cool when it’s hot can mean different things to different people. But everyone should have some comfortable trendy t-shirts that you can throw on with a pair of shorts that make you feel fun and flirty. T-shirts are no longer the boring plain, solid t’s that you wore in high school. Places like Neverland Store offer tops that will let you head out the door in easy comfort while still making a fashionable statement.

Neverland Store is an Online Fashion Boutique stocking a broad range of apparel form t-shirts to tailored shirts and accomplished denim – featuring only the finest of what Australian based menswear has to offer including AFL star Lance “Buddy” Franklin own established brand Nena & Pasadena. From high-end boutique to relaxed street wear, Neverland Store will offer a cutting edge mix of brands from established Melbourne label Kiss Chacey and all the latest offerings from Nena & Pasadena. Other labels such as Sushi Radio, Overcooked and brand new Girls Sleep/Lounge/Street label Dream Monstar are also in the mix for those who like some exclusive pieces in their wardrobe.

Comfortable Maxi Dress

There’s nothing more comfortable on a hot day than slipping on a comfortable maxi dress. Most maxi dresses can handle the heat and don’t need special care. Just throw them on and add a few accessories and you are ready for a day with friends or a night out on the town.

Tip: When you make a purchase for summer clothes do the wrinkle test. Try wadding it up in a ball and see if it shows wrinkles. The best summer dresses don’t wrinkle and can be thrown in the washing machine at home. You don’t want to have to worry about dry cleaning when you’re on summer vacation.

Simple Accessories

Summer heat begs for simple accessories. So find a few trusty earrings, bracelets or necklaces that you are comfortable wearing and store the rest of the stuff for the cooler days of Fall. There’s nothing worse than wearing heavy accessories when you are sweaty and fighting with 100 degree weather. Aim for lightweight baubles and you will love them instead of dread getting all dressed up.

Multiple sets of UnderGarments

It’s hot! You sweat. Nothing more needs to be said. You are not going to want to do laundry every day. So plan for multiples of your favorite undergarments so you can stay comfortable and cool without having to do laundry every other day.

What are your fashion basics that you need for Summer fun?

Nena & Pasadena TShirt Giveaway

One winner will receive a Nena & Pasadena Tee from Neverland Store.

This event was organized by Mom to Bed by 8. Giveaway ends August 5th at 11:59pm, open Worldwide, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Neverland Store Sweepstakes

 

Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at teri@momtobedby8.com.

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BTS First Time Away From Home Gift Basket Giveaway http://www.momtobedby8.com/bts-first-time-away-from-home-gift-basket-giveaway/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/bts-first-time-away-from-home-gift-basket-giveaway/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:21:50 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39190 {Read More} ]]> Home Away From Home Giveaway

They may be away but you can still show you care with this clever, handy and good tasting away from home care package. This is a great gift idea for college students, housewarming gifts, or for spouses away on long business trips. Each gift is hand crafted with attention to detail, tied with ribbon and includes a personalized gift message from you.

Away From Home Snacks and Essentials Care Package includes: Mini Laundry Hamper; Laundry Bag; Animal Cracker Cookies; Pretzel Twists; Cracker Jacks with Prize; Gold Fish Crackers; Room Air Freshener; Listerine Mouth Wash; 2 Tide Stain Remover Sticks; 2 NutriGrain Breakfast Bars; 2 Nature Valley Granola Bars; Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies; Rice Krispy Treats; Woolite Fabric Softener; Hand Sanitizer; and 2 Grandmas Old Fashioned Cookies.

One winner will receive a Away From Home Snacks and Essentials Care Package.

This event was organized by Mom to Bed by 8. Giveaway ends August 5th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

BTS First Time Away From Home Sweepstakes

 

Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at teri@momtobedby8.com.

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Blog & Entrepreneur Conference Events http://www.momtobedby8.com/blog-entrepreneur-conference-events/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/blog-entrepreneur-conference-events/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:53:19 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39103 {Read More} ]]> Conference Postings

2014 Conferences and Events

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ewomen network conference

August 7-10, 2014

Dallas, TX

http://www.ewomennetworkconference.com/

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declare conference

August 7-10, 2014

Dallas, TX

http://declareconference.com/

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Blogging Concentrated

August 9, 2014

San Francisco, CA

http://bloggingconcentrated.com/members/signup

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Idea-World-Blogfest

IDEA World Fitness Blogfest

August 14-17, 2014

Annaheim, CA

http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/blogfest

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podcast movement

August 16-17, 2014

Dallas, TX

http://podcastmovement.com/

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the conference

August 19-20, 2014

Malmö, Sweden

http://theconference.se/

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boldherAugust 21, 2014

Stroudsburg, PA

http://www.boldher.com/

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the yellow conference

August 28-29, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

http://yellowconference.com/

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Wildheart Live

Wildheart Live

August 31 – September 3, 2014

Belt, Montana

http://sallyhope.com/wildheart-live-the-montana-retreat/

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Inc. Women’s Summmit

Inc. Women’s Summmit

September 2014

New York, NY

http://women.inc.com/

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Happy Mom Conference

September 5, 2014

Naples, FL

http://www.uofmoms.com/happymomconference/

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Bloggy Boot Camp

Bloggy Boot Camp Women Get Social

September 5-6, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.bloggybootcamp.com/philadelphia/

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elevation2014

September 12-13, 2014

Salt Lake City, UT

http://elevation2014.com/

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Bloggy Conference

Bloggy Conference

September 12-14, 2014

Sandusky, OH

http://www.bloggyconference.com/

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Inspired 2014

September 14-17, 2014

Nashville, TN

http://www.ahinspired2014.com/

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Inbound 2014

Inbound 2014

September 15-18, 2014

Boston, MA

http://www.inbound.com/

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Social Media Week

Social Media Week

September 17-23, 2014

http://socialmediaweek.org/

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Fincon 2014

September 18-20, 2014

New Orleans, LA

http://finconexpo.com/

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September 19-21, 2014

Atlanta, GA

http://typeaparent.com/atlanta

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Blog Elevated

September 25-27, 2014

Galveston, TX

http://www.blogelevated.com/

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The Influence Conference

The Influence Conference

September 25-27, 2014

Indianapolis, IN

http://www.theinfluenceconference.com/

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Mom 2 CEO

Mom 2 CEO: The Ultimate Mom-Entrepreneur Symposium

September 27, 2014

Santa Monica, CA

http://www.mom2ceo.com/

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Trade Show Camp
September 26-27, 2014

Manhattan Beach, CA

http://www.tradeshowcamp.com/papercamp

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Women 2.0

September 30 – October 1, 2014

San Francisco, CA

http://sf.women2.com/

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Business Gets Personal

October 2, 2014

NY,NY

http://www.daveramsey.com/events/bgp-nyc

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ShiftCon

ShiftCon

October 2-4, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

http://shiftconmedia.com/

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October 6, 2014

Chicago, IL

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October 7-9, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

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October 9-11, 2014

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October 11, 2014

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October 11, 2014

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October 16, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

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October 16, 2014

Walt Disney World Resort – Orlando, FL

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October 16-17, 2014

NY, NY

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October 17-22, 2014

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October 17-19, 2014

Atlanta, GA

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October 18, 2014

Atlanta, GA

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October 18, 2014

Hyattsville, MD

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October 23-26, 2014

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October 23-26, 2014

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October 24-25, 2014

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October 24-26, 2014

Las Vegas, NV

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November 6 – 8, 2014

San Antonio, TX

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November 8 - 9, 2014

Atlanta, GA

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November 11-13, 2014

Henderson, NV

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November 13, 2014

Austin, TX

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December 4, 2014

Boston, MA

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January 10-17, 2015

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January 16-19, 2014

Washington, DC

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January 25 – 31, 2015

Belize

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February 20-21, 2015

Salt Lake City, UT

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Atlanta, GA

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February 25-27, 2015

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February 26 – March 1, 2015

San Francisco, CA

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April 11, 2015

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Kindle Fire HD Tablet Giveaway http://www.momtobedby8.com/kindle-fire-hd-tablet-giveaway/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/kindle-fire-hd-tablet-giveaway/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:33:44 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39099 {Read More} ]]> kindle-e1405825788480

Welcome to the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

Hosted by Conservamom

Sponsored by Sprinkles Media

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Are you ready to enter to win a fantastic Kindle fire? What a fun gadget that will make life easier with great apps, movies and more you’ll never be bored with it!

Easy to read and lightweight to carry, the Kindle Fire HD lets you create separate profiles for family members and control content for kids. Access millions of books and magazines through the Kindle store, and enjoy reading and playing games for hours on end.

So head below and enter for your chance to win one! This giveaway is open to US only and ends on 8/21 at 11:59pm. Good luck!

 

Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at teri@momtobedby8.com.

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$50 Aloetree Kids Gift Card Giveaway http://www.momtobedby8.com/50-aloetree-kids-gift-card-giveaway/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/50-aloetree-kids-gift-card-giveaway/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:24:29 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39095 {Read More} ]]> aloetree4

Aloetree is a brand new organic children’s clothing line with a mission to give back to kids and raise funds to prevent child trafficking. This clothing line is not only gorgeous and perfect for any little one in your life it has a special characters that tells a special story story of a a different eco-system and unique and positive quality.

You can find fun characters like Jaq the whale who “dives deep”

Because Aloe Tree Believes that each of us has a role to steward our planet all their products are 100% organic and made under the best labor conditions. 5% of total aloe tree sales or 50% of profits are donated to ChabDai in Cambodia to Support initiatives to combat child trafficking.

You can find out more about this fantastic new line of Children’s clothing over at Conservamom’s Page!

Now for the best part! Head below for your chance to win a $50 Gift Card from this fantastic line of children’s clothing! Open to US &CA. Ends on 8/4 at 11:59pm! Good luck!

 

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How To Juggle Working At Home With Kids In Summer http://www.momtobedby8.com/how-to-juggle-working-at-home-with-kids-in-summer/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/how-to-juggle-working-at-home-with-kids-in-summer/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:43:52 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39080 {Read More} ]]> If you are one of us who works from home, you understand the approach of summer vacation is one of fear and difficulty.  You love the sounds of your kids home, the fun trips to the beach and of course the vacation as a family.  The problem lies n How To Juggle Working At Home With Kids In Summer.  They want to go constantly and do something, and you need to concentrate on your work.  We have come up with some great solutions to help you take care of work and your kids this summer.

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HOW TO JUGGLE WORKING AT HOME WITH KIDS IN SUMMER

HIRE A TEENAGER TO HELP OUT:  If your kids are younger, you may be able to get away with an inexpensive teenage babysitter who will be there during the day with you.  He or she can play games, fix their lunch and in general keep them out of your hair while you work.

SEND THEM TO VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:  While not recommending you use this as a babysitter, it is a great way to have some free time while your kids are having fun.  If you are a religious person and have good churches in your area, check out their summer schedule for camps and activities.  This will give you a few hours a day of time to concentrate without guilt.

CHANGE YOUR SCHEDULE:  if you are use to using the typical 8am-3pm school hours to do your work, it is time to start adjusting.  Most kids will sleep a bit later during the summer months.  Use this time to work without interruption.  Perhaps even setting your alarm for a half hour to hour ahead of time.

LIGHTEN YOUR WORK LOAD:  If you currently have a heavy work load, summer may be a time you can cut back.  Don’t take on new projects.  Tell your regular clients you’ll be doing light duty during the summer.  Another option is to work double time for a few weeks to get ahead so the time off during the summer won’t be as tough.

FIND LOCAL LIBRARIES AND PLAY CENTERS WITH FREE WIFI:  Sometimes the easiest way to deal is to find a place for them to play.  Local play centers, libraries and even some church’s with play areas will have free WIFI for you to use while you work and fun times for the kids.  Make sure if you are doing this that you are always aware of where your kids are and what they are doing.  Bring along a babysitter or teen to help watch the kids while you work and they play.

SWAP DAYS WITH OTHER LOCAL MOMS:  If you live in a neighborhood with lots of kids and a few moms who are at home during the summer months, you may be able to trade days  Finding even 1-2 other moms willing to take all the kids for one day each week will give each of you a much needed break for work or down time.

Working from home is a great thing for many moms and dads, but dealing with kids being home during summer months can be a real struggle.  How to juggle working at home with kids in summer is a mere matter of planning ahead.  Even if you are in the middle of your summer break already, you can still apply many of these tips to make your work day and your vacation time that much easier.

 

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Monday’s Extraordinary Giveaway Linky http://www.momtobedby8.com/mondays-extraordinary-giveaway-linky-16/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/mondays-extraordinary-giveaway-linky-16/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:19 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=38524 {Read More} ]]> Giveaway Linky Weekly Button

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One of the best parts of summer is the abundance of fresh vegetables from the garden. Being able to pick your own produce for supper is a great way to know exactly what you are feeding your family. Squash and Zucchini are both high in vitamins and minerals that are naturally good for the human body. When the squash and zucchini crop starts to come in, the first batch is usually delicious just cut and boiled down. But after a few meals of boiled or fried squash, it’s time to branch out and find some new ways to use this delicious super vegetable.

Whether you are looking for zucchini bread for a snack, a tasty summer soup or something a little sweeter like zucchini cake with browned butter frosting, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of the Best Summer Squash & Zucchini recipes guaranteed to make you and your family fans of this amazing summer garden vegetable.

Quick Tip: If you don’t have your own backyard garden, check out the local farmer’s market or fruit and produce stand. Since squash and zucchini are at peak performance right now, you’ll find these vegetables to be a cheap item at most local vegetable stands.

On the flip side, if you have a bumper crop in your backyard, share the overflow with your friends and neighbors so they can enjoy fresh squash and zucchini too!

Turkey and Zucchini Burgers with Green Onions & Cumin

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Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

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Chunky Crockpot Tomato Soup

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Zucchini Cornbread

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Zucchini Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

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Zucchini Walnut Pancakes

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Zucchini Carpaccio

zucchini carpaccio

Turkey Taco Cups

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Orange Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

orange chicken stir fry

Acorn Squash Wild Rice

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Strawberry Cheesecake with Sugar Art http://www.momtobedby8.com/strawberry-cheesecake-with-sugar-art/ http://www.momtobedby8.com/strawberry-cheesecake-with-sugar-art/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:23:31 +0000 http://www.momtobedby8.com/?p=39034 {Read More} ]]> stuffed strawberry recipe

Easy Cheesecake

  • 1 pk. golden grahams crushed (1 1/4 cups)
  • 4 T. Melted butter
  1. Prepare your 9” springform pan by spraying with anti-stick baking spray.
  2. Mix crushed graham crackers with melted butter and press firmly into 9” springform pan.  Place in oven heated to 325 degrees and bake for 7 minutes.

Cheesecake Mixture

  • 3 8oz packages of cream cheese softened to room temperature.
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 ½ Tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 Cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  1. Blend cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with hand mixer on medium speed 1-2 minutes until well mixed.
  2. Add the sour cream and blend 1 minute.
  3. Add the eggs one by one, mixing on low just until all ingredients are blended together.
  4. Pour over crust and bake at 325 degrees for 40-50 minutes.  I use a confection setting on my oven, baked for 43 minutes until center was almost set.  Times may vary depending on oven setting and type of springform pan you are using.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before cutting.
  6. Cut 1/4 of your cheesecake and remove the bottom crust. Whip the baked center filling just until light and fluffy. Put the cheesecake filling into a piping tool or bag.
  7. Using large fresh strawberries quarter them, being certain to not slice completely through the top of the strawberry.  With one hand hold open the quartered strawberry and fill starting at the bottom and piping out  of the top.
  8. Crush 1 cup of fresh strawberries just until you have some strawberry juice and thick chunky pieces. Spoon over cheesecake and place the filled strawberry atop the cheesecake. Add a dollop of whipped cream.

sugar art for stuffed strawberries

To make the sugar art:

  • 2 Cups of water
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of corn syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cream of tarter.

(This does become very hot, so be wary of children nearby while creating the sugar art.)

  1. Bring the water and sugar to a rolling boil. Add the corn syrup and cream of tarter, then reduce the heat to low medium. Slowly bring the ingredients up to a boil and and heat to 298 degrees using a candy thermometer.  This process takes about an hour, so do not try to rush the sugar.
  2. Once the sugar mixture reaches 298 remove from the heat and pour onto a prepared cookie sheet, sprayed liberally with cooking oil. The mixture cools rapidly, however it will burn skin very quickly. Lightly and slowly mix the sugar to maintain a consistent cooling temperature.
  3. When the sugar has cooled to point that you can touch it, that is when you can start pinching off small pieces. As you pinch the sugar, it will make long strings that are extremely fragile. Roll the strings slowly around and place them on another cookie sheet to harden. They will harden in seconds. Once completely cooled you can use them to top your beautiful strawberry cheesecake! Do not worry if they break, just place them in a nice abstract arrangement on the top. they taste like cotton candy, and have a consistency of hard tack candy.

Enjoy!

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