Baby Registry Wish List Giveaway

Are you expecting a new baby? Moms know babies need lots of stuff, but how do you decide which items are most needed? We are excited to feature some of Mommy Scene’s Baby Registry Essentials and a wonderful giveaway filled with beautiful AND essential products for moms with babies!

Baby Registry Wish List Giveaway


Babee Talk offers organic crib bedding and plush toys designed with health, safety, and style in mind. Proudly made in the USA with soft organic cotton, this cozy bedding collection includes a patented organic crib rail cover, fitted crib sheet, matching crib skirt, and two Eco-Buds Take-Along Pals. (crib and side rail covers not included)

The Yummy Mitt is the first patented glow-in-the-dark teething mitten for newborns and infants 3-12 months. It secures to baby’s hand to provide teething relief while simultaneously preventing gagging without the need for constant parental assistance and without dropping of the teether. Made with 100% food grade silicone and 100% cotton, the Yummy Mitt is BPA, latex, PVC, lead, and phthalates-free.

Revelae Kids makes innovative solutions for playtime, snack time, and nap time. Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are ideal for holding homemade baby food and allow older kids to easily take healthy snacks to the playground. Cozy Sleeper swaddle transition blankets and Cozy Blanket Pouches keep babies snug and warm within a safe and secure sleep space, perfect for slumber and lounging. Cozy Sleepers and Blanket Pouches also fit in a car seat or stroller!

Surround your child with comfort and luxury! More than a floor pillow: designed with both parents and baby in mind, the Dakota Aqua Pello Luxe Floor Pillow is the ultimate multi-use floor pillow and play mat to keep a baby comforted, safe, and secure. The unique design and materials make this a perfect resting spot for baby and ideal for your child’s ever-changing needs.

Buttons Diapers 100% cotton muslin burp cloths & bibs are the perfect baby essential. Works as a contoured over-the-shoulder burp cloth for baby, an large coverage bib during meals, and a handy cloth to wipe up messes. Muslin is a soft, breathable, absorbent, natural material that gets even softer & fluffier each time you wash it. The burp cloth easily converts to a bib by using the sewn-in snap. Set of 2.

Margaux & May is proud to use GOTS 100% certified organic cotton with all their swaddle blankets. These luxuriously soft muslin blankets are decorated with unique stunning prints, perfect for nursery sets and baby gifts. Set of 2.

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on Sept. 7, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Van’s National Waffle Day Giveaway

This is a sponsored post by Van’s International Foods and facilitated by Conservamom.

You know how much we love Van’s around here.  (In fact, we just had some of their waffles for breakfast this morning.)  It’s a brand we rely on a lot throughout the school year because I love their ingredients, my kids love the taste, and their foods are quick and convenient to prepare.  So yes, I’m a big fan, and I love sharing the products with other people. That’s why I’m delighted to be part of this fun giveaway event.  Enjoy!

In celebration of National Waffle Day, Van’s Foods is sharing some easy and delicious breakfast recipes to make busy school mornings happier for the whole family. Quick and wholesome options like Van’s waffles offer protein and whole grains moms can feel great about serving and are so delicious kids love eating them. Van’s is also offering a chance to win FREE Van’s waffles, a deluxe brushed stainless convection/toaster oven, and $100 gift card.

Mini Chicken Waffle Sliders by Kim’s Cravings:mini waffles


Fruit Waffle Pizza by Nutritious Eatswaffle pizza 2

waffle pizza

Triple Coconut Waffles by Peanut Butter Fingers:

coconut waffles

And if you’re looking for a sure fire way to get a breakfast-time smile from your kiddos, check out this awesome video on how to make sunshine waffles:

sunshine waffles

There’s a Van’s waffle for every member of the family celebrating National Waffle Day–from kid-favorite Van’s Minis (with 27 grams of whole grain per serving) to Van’s Gluten-Free Waffles (free of gluten, dairy, and egg) to Van’s 8 Whole Grains Waffles (with 7 grams of fiber).

For more easy recipe ideas and to learn more about Van’s Foods, please visit Van’s waffles are available at grocery stores, mass merchandisers, and natural food retailers nationwide. To find Van’s waffles in a store near you, visit:

To enter to win some delicious Van’s waffles along with a deluxe convection toaster oven and $100 gift card and a few other goodies, fill out the entry form below! Giveaway open to US residents only. Ends on 9/10/16 at 11:59 PM EST. You can find the complete list of Sweepstake Rules here.


Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media network.  All opinions and experiences are Conservamom’s. Open to Continental US residents only, must be 18+.  Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway.  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 see your product featured in an event you can contact Elia At Conservamom.


Allergy-Friendly Snack Options for Kids

As a BJ’s Ambassador, I’m proud to share this information on their allergy-friendly snack options.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Finding healthy snacks that your kids want to eat can be difficult, and when your kids have allergies, it’s an even greater challenge.  BJ’s Wholesale Club is working hard to simplify allergy labeling on their own Wellsley Farms products, and they’ve also been working with their suppliers to do the same.  They know that the parents of kids with allergies and food sensitivities are concerned about the safety of their food, and they want it to be easy for them to make the right choices.

To make it even easier, BJ’s has also come up with some fantastic allergy-friendly snack pairings that your kids will love!

Snack Stock Up Options for Allergies

My daughter’s favorite combination is the Yogurt and Berries.  She can’t get enough of Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt, and our BJ’s carries the YoKids Pouches, Squeezers, and regular yogurt cups.  (You’ll frequently find all three products in our fridge.)  She’ll happily eat the yogurt with fresh, organic strawberries or raspberries every day.

Organic Yogurt and Berries

My son will eat it up too, but if you asked him which is his very favorite, he’d say the apple slices and Pirate’s Booty.  BJ’s has bags of organic apples as well as organic apple slices, and the Pirate’s Booty can be found in the large bags as well as the individual ones.  My son really enjoys crunchy snacks whether they’re sweet or savory, and this combo fits the bill perfectly.

Crispy and Crunchy Snacks

If you explore your local store, you’ll come across lots of other great options.  You know we like to stick with organic foods when we can, and some of our other favorites are carrot sticks and the Wellsley Farms Organic White Cheddar Popcorn.  They usually have a great selection of organic fruits too, so those are always on the menu for us.

Which options are best for you will depend on your specific allergy concerns, so just make sure you read the labels. The new Wellsley Farms labels have allergens listed in bold so you can spot them without any trouble.  Of course, you should always check with your doctor to see if a food is safe for you child.

Wellsley Farms Allergy Labels

Stock up on these yummy snacks, and you’ll always have allergy-friendly lunch options that your kids won’t trade away.  What are your favorite allergy-friendly snacks?

Box Tops Sweepstakes

Note:  If you collect Box Tops for your school, you’ll want to check out BJ’s Box Tops Back-to-School Sweepstakes.  Right now, you’ll find specially marked General Mills items with regular Box Tops plus a Bonus Certificate that make it worth a total of 8 Box Tops.  Purchase 5 participating products and submit your receipt to be entered to win 5000 eBoxTops.  Each club will have a winner, so that’s over 200 schools that will benefit from the promotion!  Learn more at

Back to School Deal on Boise Paper + $50 Office Depot GC Giveaway

We’ve been doing a lot of back-to-school shopping around here. Personally, I love it. I have a strong affinity for school supplies, so I’m always excited when August rolls around and I can get knee deep in new pencils, notebooks, and backpacks.

Among all the shiny new school supplies on the shelf lies one very important product, and I’m noticing a growing indifference toward it. Which product? Paper. More and more, we are seeing paper replaced in the classroom by digital options. Yes, digital has its advantages, but I think many of the benefits of paper are overlooked. For one thing, I’m a firm believer in taking handwritten notes. Typing might be faster, but it’s been proven that taking notes with pen and paper actually help students develop a stronger understanding of the material, and encourages critical thinking and listening skills that aren’t fully utilized when typing notes verbatim. That in itself is enough proof for me, but there are other advantages to paper. For younger students, practicing and learning good handwriting is of the utmost importance, both for fully exercising certain regions of the brain and improving fine motor skills. Young students will also gain much needed development of creative skills by drawing on paper and using paper for crafts. There are so many more reasons to choose paper, and I’ve decided that not only will I make sure my kids go to school with extra paper, I’ll also do my part to help out my kids’ teachers by providing paper for the classroom stock.

Boise Polaris Premium Multipurpose Paper

What type of paper should we choose?  I like Boise Paper. While students often need ruled notebooks, we’ve already looked at a wide variety of uses for non-ruled paper (not to mention all those book reports and papers that need to be printed).  Not all paper is created equally, and that’s one reason I like Boise: they have a strong focus on quality and sustainability. Making sure that our paper is environmentally sustainable is a non-negotiable for me when purchasing, so I don’t even have to think twice about selecting Boise.

Specifically, Boise’s Polaris premium multipurpose paper is a great choice. It’s versatile, bright-white, and 99.99% jam free (nothing like a jammed printer to ruin a day). Polaris paper features ColorLok® Technology, which results in more vivid colors, bolder blacks, works with both inkjet and laser printers, and even offers faster drying time (perfect for those last minute print-jobs before rushing out the door). Another thing I particularly like about Boise’s Polaris paper is that each 8.5 x 11” ream features Box Tops for Education clips, which means you can help earn money for schools! Before I tried Boise, I would have grabbed whichever paper I saw first, but I’m sold on Boise. It will definitely be my first choice when I’m buying paper. Luckily you can find Boise pretty much anywhere, including your local Office Depot.

Stock the Classroom with Boise Polaris Premium Multipurpose Paper

When you’re ready to stock up on some Boise paper or to help your children’s teachers build up their classroom supply, head over to Through September 30, 2016, you can take advantage of the 2 For $10 deal – that’s 2 reams of the Boise Polaris paper for just $10! This is a fantastic deal, because reams are $9.99 each at their regular price.  The discount code will be automatically applied when you add 2 Polaris reams to your cart. This deal is online-only.

One more thing: to ease the pain of back-to-school shopping expenses, we’re giving away a $50 Office Depot gift card to one lucky reader!  Make sure to use the form below for your chance to win. Open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 9/5/16 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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Van’s Back to School Giveaway: Win a Year of Waffles & 3 Autographed Cookbooks!

This giveaway was facilitated by Van’s Foods.  Complimentary samples were provided in exchange for sharing this giveaway.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

To celebrate modern moms and make her life a little easier, Van’s is hosting a Back-to-School giveaway for a year’s worth of free waffles (52 coupons) and three signed cookbooks from celebrity nutritionist and best-selling author Joy Bauer!

Fall Harvest Waffles

  • Breakfast doesn’t have to be stressful. Quick, wholesome options like Van’s waffles offer protein and whole grains that are so delicious moms feel great about serving them and kids love eating them.
  • Van’s conducted a survey of 1,000 moms and asked them to describe their mornings. From the survey, Van’s found that while moms may forfeit “glam for fam,” serving wholesome breakfasts is one area they are not willing to compromise.
    • 58 % said they rush through their morning hair or makeup routines
    • Nearly 40 % admit to wearing pajamas to drive their kids to school
    • 17 % who apply makeup in the car
    • Nearly 70 % of moms said they feel better about themselves when they serve a hot breakfast, and they count protein, whole grains, and kid-friendliness as the lead factors for making good choices for their families.
  • Van’s offers a variety of options for all types of eaters, from kid-favorite Van’s Minis (with 27 grams of whole grain per serving) to Van’s Gluten-Free Waffles (free of gluten, dairy and egg) and Van’s 8 Whole Grains Waffles (with 7 grams of fiber).

 Banana and Honey Minis


  • Van’s waffles are available at grocery stores, mass merchandisers, and natural food retailers nationwide. To find Van’s waffles in a store near you, visit:


  • A year’s worth of free waffles (52 coupons)
  • Three signed cookbooks from celebrity nutritionist and best-selling author Joy Bauer – “Slim & Scrumptious,” “From Junk Food to Joy Food” and “Food Cures.”
  • Giveaway value – approx.: $275

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