Rubbermaid Clean & Dry Plunger-Review and Giveaway

No on e likes to discuss why you need a plunger, but the bottom line is, everyone needs one! 

Rubbermaid asked me to review their new and revolutionary Clean and Dry Plunger and I figured-why not?  I’ve got two boys who frequently think it’s a good idea to put items in the toilet so having a “good” plunger in the house is kind of a neccessity! 

So are you like me and wondering what in the world could be so special about a plunger?  Here are some descriptions from Rubbermaid:

The head and pole of the plunger is coated in NeverWet™ nanotech coating that:

  • Repels water, germs and other things Like car wax, the water beads up and rolls off instantly
  • Minimizes the spread of germs and keeps consumer’s homes cleaner and more sanitary
  • Won’t drip on the floor after use
  • Head plunges effectively and maintains NeverWet coating for thousands of cycles


So, does it work? 

In a word, YES!  I have to say that I am pretty shocked by the plunger’s effectiveness~it really does not drip!  As a germaphobe, I am really loving this plunger! 

The plunger will be available for purchase at Meijer, The Home Depot, Menards, Target, Wal-Mart and at SRP of $12.99.  However, one of my readers can WIN a free Clean and Dry Plunger themselves.  Here are the ways to enter, you can choose one or all of the ways:

1. Leave a comment below telling me the most unusual item you or your child have dropped in the toilet (Mine would be a toy hammer).
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This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S. or Canada and will last until June 15th. 

Disclosure: Rubbermaid sent me the Clean & Dry Plunger in order to complete this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Bob the Builder: Adventures By the Sea-Review & Giveaway

My 3 year old has just recently become interested in Bob the Builder on TV so when I had the chance to review the new DVD, Bob the Builder: Adventures By The Sea,  I jumped on it!


Bob theBuilder™ and his machine team “sea” lots of new ways to worktogether to get jobs done in and around Fixham Harbor in these five excitingstories. Scoop must make a creative seaside rescue to get the lighthouse lensshining again! Scratch realizes that admitting mistakes is the best way to becool; the team comes to the rescue when Muck’s sandcastle compromisestheir big job. Scrambler shows that the key to bravery is admitting your fears.Bob and the Can-Do Crew get the job done and find success by the sea with sand,water, sun and friends!

 Episodes include:

  • **Scoop’s Sea Rescue**
  • ”“Pineapple Scratch”
  •  “Muck’s Beach Tower”
  •  “Here Comes Muck”
  •  “Scrambler Gets Clean”


Our Opinion:

Will just loved this DVD collection!  He loves anything involving water and beaches so this was perfect!  My hometown has a lighthouse that he always gets excited to see so he could hardly contain himself that there was a whole episode devoted to fixing a lighthouse!  I am very picky about what shows he views and approve of this DVD because I appreciate how much teamwork is modeled and how good decision making skills are displayed throughout the movie.

Bob the Builder:  Adventures by the Sea can be purchased beginning 5/22 for the suggested retail price of $9.98.

How would you like to win your own copy?  You can choose one of all of the following entry methods!

1. Leave a comment below telling me your child’s favorite thing about the beach.
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Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends Classic Collection 2 Disc Set-Review & Giveaway!

I’ve mentioned before what a nut my 3 year old is about Thomas right?  He just loves anything and everything Thomas the Tank and I was thrilled to have the chance to review the DVD set Thomas $ Friends:  Engine Friends Classic Collection 2 Disc Set!

DVD Synopsis:

All aboard for some of the most memorable stories of friendship from the Island of Sodor! Join Thomas and his friends and learn how the Steam Team first came together; how Percy became Thomas’ best friend, and how every engine tries to be really useful!  The greatest destinations are often those closest to home…as long as you have your Engine Friends.

 This DVD set included over 20 episodes and includes these bonus features:

  • Sir Topham Hatt’s Scrapbook
  • Picture Puzzle Fun 
  • Who Am I? Trivia Game
  • Gordon’s Memory Game
  • Which Island Picture is Different?


Our thoughts:
As always, Thomas did not disappoint!  In fact, Will was just beside himself when he spotted some of his favorite Thomas friends (Bertie, Rusty, and Toby)! I loved that the DVD is FULL of important life lessons such as how to treat friends and how to be a good friend by helping each other.  I also appreciate how easily the episodes are separated so that I can easily transition Will from TV to play time!

This 2 Disc Set became available on May 15 via DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand! Engine Friendsusually retails for $16.98 but is currently on sale for only $11.93! 

However, you now have the chance to win your own copy from Momondealz and Lionsgate HIT Entertainment!  You can complete one or all of the entry methods listed below:

1.  Leave a comment below telling me your child’s favorite Thomas Friend.
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It’s almost summer and you know what that means?  Sunny days, T-shirts, backyard cookouts, and late night playing!

I know that when I was preparing my boys’ closets for summer, I was shocked at how much they had grown since last year and that I had to get ALL new T-shirts since the fall!  Luckily, I had to help me out! has an enormous variety of t-shirts including the categories funny, animal, custom, cheap, military, and of course kids~so basically you can find a shirt for everyone in the family!  I love the kids section and actually ordered the Spiderman shirt pictured above. My favorite thing about it?  It GLOWS IN THE DARK!  How cool is that?  Plus it’s Spiderman and what boy doesn’t like him?!

I was very impressed with how quickly my shirt arrived…I ordered it and had it withing days!  Now that’s what I call customer service! Another plus to is that they have a “cheap” category!  You all know how much I like saving money and this section is clearly for me!  My overall rating of this site is definitely an A!

Win $25 From Keeping Me Posted!

Wedding and baby shower season is upon us!  What better way to tell the world your “big” news than with high quality and personalized invites or announcements?!

Keeping Me Posted is a site that specializes in helping you create personalized invitations, announcements, holiday cards, & more! The site was created by a mom just like me who wanted to be able to make a little income, yet spend quality time with her kids. This creative mom teamed up with her husband to offer fun and memorable cards for your special occasions.

We have a family baby shower happening next month and since I used Keeping Me Posted for my sons’ birthday invitations, I immediately thought of this company for the shower invites!  My friends and family absoluted raved about the boys’ invites so I super excited to hear the responses on the shower cards!  Keeping Me Posted once again provided me the best customer service by not only being fast and easy to work with, they actually caught a missing element on the invties and emailed me immediately before justing printing the cards wrong!  The mistake was completely mine but their thoughtfulness certainly saved what could have been an embarassing situation! 

Keeping Me Posted has generously offered to give one lucky reader a $25 gift code to create their very own personalized cards! They are also offering a  $10 gift card to ALL contestants who enter!!! (code:MOMDEALZ444).
The ways to enter this giveaway are listed below:

 Ways To Enter Giveaway:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what special occasion you will create cards for if you win.
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6. Visit Keeping Me Posted and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite design.

Here are some more details about this giveaway:

1. Valid for US only
2. We will be awarding one $25 gift card  to the
winner, and all contestants will receive a $10 gift card (code:
3. The gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash.
5. The gift cards cannot be combined with other gift cards, Groupon
vouchers, or discounts.

Blooming Bath-Review and Giveaway

Have you heard of Blooming Bath Baby Bath? It’s a truly innovative child product that is not only adorable but functional!

Blooming Bath is a soft and cuddly way to give your baby a bath and can be used in sinks or even bath tubs!  Time to throw out the hard, plastic, and cold infant tubs!  This bath will keep your child snuggled up and allow you to clean them at the same time.  I am so sad I was not able to use this with my boys-I know it would have made bath time much easier and more pleasant for the babies.

As soon as I received the Blooming Bath I knew it was perfect.  It is so soft and I love the material that is a combination of mesh and soft fabrics.  Not only is it functional during bath time, it makes cleanup a breeze too (which is crucial to help overly tired new mommies).  You can rinse the tub out and simply hang dry it or throw it right in the dryer.  I am a huge fan of anything that can be dried in the dryer!  Even better?  It can travel with you so much easier than traditional plastic tubs.  During our baby bath days, it was always a struggle to pack either a bulky plastic tub and even the blow up tubs when traveling.  The blow up tubs seemed a great solution but we soon discovered they too were a hassle because you needed to blow them up once you arrived at your destination.  With Blooming Bath, you simply just fold it up and it will fit in just about any bag!

Blooming Bath can be purchased on the Blooming Bath Website or Amazon for $50. OR you can win one from Momondealz!  Here’s how:

1. Visit Blooming Bath and come back to this post to tell me what color you would choose if you win. 
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This giveaway will end May 22 at 11:59 and the winner will be notified via email.

Disclosure: I received a Blooming Bath product in order to complete my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess Review!

If you have a little girl, chances are they know and probably love Angelina Beallerina and will love the new Ballerina Princess DVD!  My two boys love mice (yuck) but not ballerinas so I asked a friend to review the DVD. Her daughter LOVES Angelina and even had a birthday party centered around this adored character!  Here’s a little about the DVD:

DVD Synopsis:

Join Angelina Balleria and her friends for enchanting adventures filled with princesses, princes, kings and queens. Dancing their way through Chipping Cheddar, Angelina encounters a bad fairy, uncovers a Cinderella-like mystery, treats the king and queen to a regal performance and brings an epic tale to life on stage.


  • “Angelina’s Big Part”
  • “Angelina and Polly’s Two Hour Show”
  • “Angelina’s Fancy Tutu”
  • “Angelina and the Carnival”
  • “Angelina’s Indian Lunchtime”

Bonus DVD Feature: Angelina’s Stupendous Dress Up Game

Ella’s Mommy’s thoughts: 

This DVD had numerous episodes that were fun and educational. As a parent, I like that there is a positive, lesson/message in each episode. My daughter loves Angelina and this DVD did not disappoint!

Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess is now on sale and available at many stores nationwides, as well as, On Demand!

Zaycon Chicken-I NEED Chicken-Let’s Get Them Back!

I know that many of my readers have taken advantage of the amazing deal on meats from Zaycon Foods. And many of you who haven’t had the chance yet have been waiting for them to come back to Hampton Roads.

So we have waited…..left messages. ……and got nothing.

Until today.

Laura was forwarded an e-mail from a reader who finally heard back from Zaycon that as of right now they have no plans to come back to Hampton Roads. Zaycon hasn’t heard enough from us.

It’s time they hear from us. I NEED my chicken. We have been out of Zaycon chicken for a while now and it’s horrible~store bought chicken doesn’t have the same texture and definitely not the same taste!

So if you are in Hampton Roads and want Zaycon to come back we need to band together and let them know.

Here is what you can do to let them know:

1. Leave a message on the Zaycon Facebook Page. Let them know you are in Hampton Roads and want them back!

2. If you don’t want to use Facebook or you just want to take an additional step you can drop them an e-mail at

3. If you have been waiting to sign up for Zaycon until I told you they were coming to town- DO IT NOW!

Basically we need to show them that if they come back they will make some money!

The Incredible Shrinking Bully eBook: Review and Giveaway

Has your child been a victim of a bully?  As a parent, is bullying a concern for you?  When I taught 3rd grade, my students knew that this was something that would not be tolerated in my classroom so I was more than happy to complete a review of The Incredible Shrinking Bullywhen asked to do so. I believe that any preparation you can give your child to deal with a bully is vital to them being able to handle such a person in their life. Here’s a little about this book:

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Review and Giveaway: Amy Michelle Go Totes

I have never been a “accessory” girl.  As long as the purse or tote I am using works the way I need it to, I am fine.  However, after reviewing my Amy Michelle Bag, I am a changed woman! 

Amy Michelle is a company created by women, for women.  Their mission is simple: “To help organize the lifestyle of today’s busy women, by providing them with attractive, high quality, fun and functional bags and accessories that are both sophisticated and sassy.”  They offer tote bags and accessories that are not only attractive, but also functionable and high quality.  You can use their bags as a purse, a tote, a diaper bag, the possibilities are endless! 

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Signing Times: Potty Time-Review & Giveaway!

Potty training can be frustrating and stressful for parents and children.  My oldest son turned 3 in November and despite being able to verbalize he had “gone” for months prior to his birthday, he refused to sit and go until his birthday!  Since his big day, he has had  few ups and downs, so I was thrilled to receive Signing Times Potty Time to review with him! Will has been signing since he was 5-6 months old and it has been a tremendous help in avoiding tantrums and other issues from lack of communication!  I can not praise this program enough!

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Review: Nintendogs + Cats French Bulldogs and Friends + Great Sale!

Thinking of getting your child a cute little dog or cat for Valentine’s Day?  How about leaving behind the clean up, house breaking, and vet bills and giving them a virtual pet instead? 

Nintendo has released several versions of Nintendogs + Cats including French Bulldogs and Friends, Toy Poodle and Friends, and Golden Retriever and Friends. These games allow your child to play with,take care of,  and accessorize mulitiple breeds!  How much fun could they ask for?  Even better, when they are done having fun, they simply turn off the game!  No clean up required!

 The game allows the created pet to “learn” and respond to your voice for different commands and perform tricks. The pet has emotions, a personality, and you must play, wash, feed, and give the pet water as needed based on the status updates you receive each time you turn on the game.  The facial-recognition technologies on the Nintendo 3DS even let puppies recognize their owners!  My kids love this aspect of the game! Another cool feature of the game is the Journal.  This can keep track of your daily activities in the game. You can view other players you’ve encountered with StreetPass, view your pedometer data, and so much more! 

Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog and New Friendscan be normally be purchased for $39.99 but is on sale right now via Amazon for only $15.99!  That’s a bargain compared to actual pet costs!

Thomas Rescue on the Rails-Review and Giveaway

Do you have a Thomas the Train fan in your home?  I have a 3 year old fanatic!  Will loves everything Thomas from stickers on his potty chart, to the TV show, and of course his beloved train collection!  We were thrilled to get the chance to review and giveaway one the new releases “Thomas& Friends: Rescue on the Rails”. 

Here is a brief synopsis of the DVD:

Ready to Rescue! The Sodor Search and Rescue Team is racing to the rescue — Bertie’s stuck on Shake Shake Bridge, Gordon’s derailed and Thomas’ firebox is on fire! In these exciting episodes, your favorite engines brave the rails to rescue their friends. Discover that being heroic is more than having speed and strength; it’s about teamwork and a big heart – which puts every Really Useful Engine on the right track.

Episodes include:

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Review & Giveaway-AMMO Books Memory Game and Book By Patrick Hruby

If you’ve been following my site for any amount of time, you know how much I love the site Totsy.  Totsy is a member’s only site that has FREE sign up and offers deep discounts on items for you and you children. Items range from clothes to toys, to books!  Totsy was kind enough to send me AMMO Books ABC is for Circus by Patrick Hruby and AMMO Books Patrick Hruby Memory Game to review AND giveaway!

Patrick Hruby is a contemporary artist who has amazing talent at illustrating.  Of the 2 items, the book is definitely my favorite.  The artwork is appealing to both my 3 year old and my 1 year old, and the alphabet theme makes it the perfect book to read to them both at the same time.  I really like that the words are more mature and center on the circus, thus giving me a chance to further develop the boys’ vocabulary. 

The memory game has very modern artwork as well and the images are very vibrant and appealing.  My 3 year old loves memory games and this one really appealed to him due to it’s “different” look.  Once again my 1 year old loved the color choices but obviously he is a bit young for a memory game…he did however seem to find the box to be yummy!

Would you like to win this set of item from Totsy?  Check out the ways below for your chance to be the winner!

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