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We recently discovered TTPM, a must-visit site for parents who are looking for the best products for their children at the lowest price available. In addition to being a great way to compare prices, we also discovered that TTPM is an amazing resource that gives honest product reviews – written and video – and can save parents money quickly and easily.

When purchasing products for your children, particularly if you are a first-time mom or dad, having the right information readily available can turn you into an expert consumer and save you hours of time shopping. TTPM features over 5000 product reviews including video demonstrations, anticipates your questions for every product. Their experienced staff is focused in the juvenile category and share their expertise with readers through insightful reviews.

Every product review in the baby category answers the following questions:

  • What is it?
  • Why is it useful?
  • Who is it for? (age range)
  • What to be aware of? (any potential problems like overly complex instructions or extra equipment you might need.)

 

The comprehensive site also rates each product on usefulness, value, and degree of difficulty in assembly.   Everything you would need to make the best choice for your baby. For example, did you know that parents spend approximately $2,000 on diapers while their child is using them, but spend very little time doing any research or comparison? There simply haven’t been reviews nor comparisons of diapers so TTPM tried them out in a Diaper Challenge which may can be a good starting point to making purchasing decisions.

TTPM Diaper Challenge Info

 

The TTPM Diaper Challenge just came out and rates 10 brands of diapers on a scale of 1-5. Participating parents went through 5,000 diapers in 30 days! The brands included in the TTPM Diaper Challenge included: Bambo Nature, Babies R Us, Earth’s Best, Huggies Little Snugglers, Kirkland, Luvs, Pampers Cruisers, Parent’s Choice (Walmart), Seventh Generation, Up & Up (Target). The reviewers rated products on six key categories.

 

Here are the results! The best overall performance with a 4.3 was from Huggies Little Snugglers that received high marks on absorbency (4.8), odor (4.3), fit/flexibility (3.8), comfort (4.8). At $0.37 each it was considered the mid-point price range.

TTPM Diaper Challenge Info

 

 

 

 

 

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I receive the following product free of charge in order to post this review.  All opinions are always my own.

Decorating a girls room is a cinch.  At least for me.  It’s always been easy to come up with themes, colors and decorations.  Many times we have been able to find what we needed for the girls room at garage sales or thrift stores.  However, decorating a boys room has been harder.  When I can find cool decor for a boys room I love to share it with everyone.

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Myloview.com reached out to me and asked if I wanted to review one of their products.  I noticed on their site that they had decor for virtually any room in the house.  I loved some of their girl designs.

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And they had awesome products for your living room or laundry room.  But what really stuck out to me, was the cool decor for a boys rooms!  They had so much to choose from.  Myloview.com offers murals, posters, images and more.  I spent well over an hour browsing their site and loving what I saw.  But I do have a thing for maps.

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They had many to choose from but I ended up ordering this World Map mural.

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Doesn’t it look great in our boys room?  They love it! Benjamin is in a Chinese Immersion school and each night, he likes to find China and tell us that is where his teacher is from.  Jack just likes pointing and yelling, “MAP!”.  The only thing I was disappointed by, was that I did not realize it did not have adhesive on it.  However, that also means it is really easy to move around as needed.  And having a map is really cool decor for a boys room no matter how it sticks to the wall!  For this map, we just used a few thumb tacks.  It took us under 5 minutes to get it up.  If you are a teacher or homeschooler, these are wonderful to have up.  Nice and big and easy for kids to see and find things.

What would you love to have from Myloview.com ?

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

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Vacations are awesome! This time last year we were in the midst of a lovely 10 day vacation.  This year, we are simply taking a mini getaway.  It does not matter if we are leaving for 2 days or 15 days, there are just somethings we always feel we must do before leaving on a vacation.  Here is my personal list of 5 things you must do before leaving on a vacation.

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  1. Call your bank.

First on my list of 5 things you must do before leaving on a vacation is to call your bank. A day or two before we leave home, we make it a point to call our bank and let them know we are traveling and the major cities where we will be.  This was especially important when we went our cruise.  You don’t want to show up somewhere and have your card fail to work.  We call ahead each time and have never had to worry about using our card in a new city.

2. Get some cash

When you call your bank, also make sure you visit your local ATM and pull out some cash. This is important for two reasons. One, you likely do not have fees at your local ATM. Two, you have cash for a random emergency, parking etc.  How much you withdraw is up to you.  Since there are 7 of us, we typically like to have $100 tucked away.  This would cover us for an emergency meal and a tank of gas.  You can never expect an emergency or “cash only” place when traveling so it’s comforting to have that tucked away.

3. Check your tires

Before we leave my husband always carefully checks our tires.  He checks for any new, or unexpected wear and tear and also checks the tire pressure.  You get optimal gas mileage when the pressure is accurate and it is also safer to have your tires at the recommended levels.  *Another tip, tuck away a pressure gauge in your glove compartment and check your tires from time to time when traveling for extended periods.

4. Check your oil

My husband always checks our oil before a trip and changes it if needed.  Some times, he remembers this just a day or two before we leave.  Which is why Walmart is so awesome! When Cliff remembers that we need to change the oil, and we are leaving on a vacation the NEXT day, neither of us has to leave work on our lunch break and rush to the store.  Instead, I simply visit the website and order the exact Pennzoil Oil we need.

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Our cars are both high mileage so we go with the Pennzoil Platinum High-Mileage 10W30 oil from Walmart.  We stick with Pennzoil, because it is perfect for high-mileage cars like ours.  Regularly using their oil means we have better protection against friction and it helps reduce leaks and oil consumption in your cars.  Our vehicles (Vannie Annie and Scratchy) really appreciate this!

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It took me less than 60 seconds to place this order.  My husband got a text when it was ready for in store pick up and took him less than 5 minutes to pick up our order when it was ready.  What a time saver! Other perks about ordering online are that we got some (surprise) Rollback savings on the oil we were already planning to buy! Plus, we did not have to wait in line or search around to find our specific Pennzoil oil.  And if we’d been in less of a time crunch, we simply could have had this delivered straight to our home (which is quite awesome).

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5. Pack an Emergency Kit

On a recent day trip we took, we had a total of 6 kids with us.  That morning I packed a mini-emergency kit that included water bottles, peanuts, apples, grapes, granola bars, gum and sunscreen.  Guess what happened?  We broke down and were stranded for 6 hours!  BUT because I had this mini emergency kit, we were fairly comfortable!  What goes into your kit, will depend on your family.  Our kits include water, non-perishable foods like peanuts and granola bars, blankets, sunscreen, flashlights, a charge for a phone, coats (in the colder seasons) etc…

What about you? Any trips coming up soon?  We are your best tips for things you simply must do before leaving on a vacation?

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

There are many things that parents have in common.  They love their kids, they worry about their kids, they want what is best for their kids and when those kids are babies…they go through a billion diapers. LOL! We have had four biological kids and quite a few foster kids.  So we have gone through more than our fair share of diapers.   Whenever we found a way to save money on them, it was just really exciting!

If you are in the midst of diaper years in your home, I have some great news for you!  This weekend, there will be a great coupon in the newspaper allowing you to save $2 off any one package of Luvs diapers.

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This offer will include all Luvs diapers, except trial/travel sized diaper packs.  This coupon will be in newspapers this Sunday, look for it in the P&G circular.  The coupon will expire on June 25th of this year so once you get…go use it!  You may use this Luvs coupon anywhere where diapers are sold.  Luvs diapers offer a great fit for babies and worked great for leaks with our crew.  PLUS if you want even MORE savings, you need to download the Ibotta app. The app is free (yea!). Once you download it and make a purchase of Luvs diapers, just scan your receipt and you will get a $3 cash back rebate!

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How awesome is that??? Not one, but TWO great ways to save on your favorite Luvs diapers.

As if that isn’t enough great news for one post…here’s more.  You can enter below for your chance to win a $100 AmEx gift card! WOW! How many packages of Luvs could you buy with that???

 

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was sent a free pair of shoes to try out for this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Summer time is here! Or at least Spring time, but in Michigan we look for any excuse to pull out our Summer clothes and shoes.  However, after having 4 kids, I find myself being much pickier about the shoes I wear.  Don’t get me wrong…I adore flip flops and sandals.  But now I want them to be cute AND comfy AND supportive.  Finding that combination was nearly impossible.  I could find cute but not comfy.  Supportive but definitely NOT cute.  Then I had OOFOS arrive my doorstep.

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Friends, it was love at first step.  These shoes are like walking on sea foam.  They are cute and incredibly supportive!  I can wear these for trips to the zoo, to the lake or anywhere I want to go.  They never rub, they never trip me and my feet feel HAPPY at the end of the day!

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According their website, these shoes are made for your feet to recover when you wear them.  They absorb shocks and they offer great support for your arches.  I am sure you are having a hard time picturing how a sandal can be so so supportive.  I understand.  I honestly was not expecting these to be so comfy.  But they ARE! They are worth the money.  In fact, my husband tried on my pair of OOlala’s and sighed.  He then asked for a pair of the men’s styles for Father’s Day.  I will happily buy him a pair because of my experience with these.  While I wish I could invite you all over to try on a pair for yourselves, I cannot do that.  However, I CAN offer THREE of you the chance to win your OWN pair of OOFOS!  Three lucky readers will each get to choose their own pair (excluding the limited edition Boston’s).  If you are ready to experience the ultimate in comfort for your feet, then enter the giveaway below and good luck!

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen