Memorial Day Sales on Cloth Diapers

     Cloth Diaper Memorial Day Sales have started! Diaper Junction has lots of items on sale and I'll be adding shops as the information from my affiliates is released. Head over and get items before they're gone! They're offering 10% off great brands. This offer only runs until May 25th - May 31st so head over now!

http://www.diaperjunction.com/sales-specials-coupons.html?AffId=649

Pink Lemonade Shop 9th Year Anniversary Giveaway Celebration

     Pink Lemonade Shop is turning 9 Years old this week and they're celebrating in the most awesome way possible. Known for making Reusable Menstrual Pads and a great selection of cups, they've teamed up with several great brands and bloggers (like Mama Banana's Adventures) to bring you a cloth pad chat and tons of giveaways!Monday through Friday they'll have a Flash Giveaway every day on their Facebook page. They also have an EPIC Rafflecopter giveaway you can enter to win right here at the bottom of this post. On Thursday they're hosting a Cloth Pad Chat with EIGHTEEN winners chosen from those who attend and who knows what else they'll share, Sue always has something up her sleeve! Find out more below and visit my affiliate links for products!


NuMe Coupon Code for Free Style Setter and Free Shipping

I don't usually share specials, but this one is amazing! NuMe Coupon Code and FREE Shipping offer just arrived today and is good for 48 hours only! Choose ANY NuMe's curling wand to get 50% OFF and receive a FREE Style Setter straightener. The Style Setter is made of 100% titanium plates. Suitable for all hair types and one of my favorite affiliates!


http://shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=344527&m=57843&u=917458&afftrack=
**Please note, when you apply the curling wand in the shopping cart, the free gift (style setter), will automatically appear in the checkout page.** We're positive this offer won't disappoint your readers because FREE shipping is included. Offer expire on Wednesday, 5/25/16 midnight PST.

Father's Day Giveaway for Crunchy Dads ends 6/18 open to USA/Ca

     We often talk about Crunchy Moms, but what about Crunchy Dads? Does that special man in your life love many of the same things that make Moms crunchy? Does Dad love the benefits of babywearing and wear baby in the carrier too? Does he enjoy cloth diapering as well? If you answered yes, then your baby may have a Crunchy Dad! Eating well, wearing baby, cloth diapers and loving a Green parenting lifestyle are for both parents. It's why I'm proud to have this giveaway focused on prizes just for Dad! Companies included have products that are great for Dad, baby and the environment. Check them out:


Top 5 Reasons Breastfeeding Moms Should Cover Up

     It's everywhere these days. Women brazenly feeding their hungry babies. The nerve! They should have respect and make that baby cry and wait to eat. Even celebrities are endorsing breastfeeding. Why? Breast Milk is well known to be the best food for baby available. Despite attempts by formula companies to mimic breast milk, they just can't reproduce the antibodies, customization to baby and the emotional bond that comes from providing Mama milk to your child. In addition, it comes in two great perfect temperature containers with a meal ready in a snap! While it's easy to forget many things when traveling with baby, breasts are one thing you don't have to worry about. They're conveniently located on a woman's chest and set for travel.


FLASH Giveaway to Win a MiaMily Baby Carrier ends 5/24

     Want to win a MiaMily Hipster Baby Carrier? Head over to my facebook page to enter! Giveaway is open to USA/Canada and runs until 5/24. While not associated with facebook, the entries are really easy to enter and one lucky person will win on Mama Banana's Adventures!

https://www.facebook.com/MamaBananasAdventures/

MiaMily Hipster Baby Carrier Giveaway USA/Canada ends 5/24

     Welcome to the MiaMily HIPSTER Baby Carrier Giveaway! This event is hosted by Maman on the Trail and I'm happy to help spread the word. While MiaMily is fairly new to the baby wearing market, I'm sure you'll love it. The MiaMily HIPSTER is a multifaceted baby carrier that allows you to safely and comfortably carry your baby in 9 different ways. NINE different ways! This makes the HIPSTER an ideal candidate for babywearing on and off the hiking trails. Maman has worn it on the trails, at the cottage, around the apartment, to and from the car, at the grocery store and more! It is so quick and easy to put it on and to get Baby in and out of it. The MiaMily is very easy to adjust and to find that sweet spot of optimal comfort so that you and baby are comfortable!

 Win a MiaMily HIPSTER - mamanonthetrail.com

Lenny Lamb Fantasty Infant Carrier Giveaway USA/Canada ends 6/16

       Babywearing is a universal language of love. Lenny Lamb Baby carriers are among the loving products out there that help baby stay close. Staying close to Mom or Dad means warmth, hearing breath sounds and heartbeat and is a calming experience for both baby and parent. While some may warn about the dangers of babywearing, we all know the many benefits of babywearing include amazing carriers like this! Here's your chance to win a carrier of your own!! 


An Open Letter to My Biological Father and Satan's Cocksucker

     I remember you. My father. Memories from when I was a baby still linger. I remember seeing your car pull into the driveway from work. I was so happy. One of my first memories is running to meet you in my diaper. I ran to you, full of smiles, with open arms. You scooped me up. I remember watching you tinker in the garage, getting kissed goodnight gently on my forehead and saying the Lord's prayer. I still remember the way you smelled and the way it felt to be in your arms. The cheap Old Spice cologne in the bathroom cupboard, and watching you shave your face. I remember dancing on your feet in the kitchen and opening presents on Christmas Morning. I remember learning about gardening and planting flowers, picking blueberries and learning how to drive the lawn mower. I was Daddy's girl. I had taken to you not more, but differently, then I had taken to my Mother and I preferred to spend my days outside with you, while my brother's were inside with Mom. You were my world. I mistakenly thought I was yours.


The Best Coloring Books for Big Kids and Adults

     Coloring is the new Yoga. Remember coloring as a little kid? Getting lost in coloring, picking out the perfect color for each section, losing time and getting into the coloring zone? Coloring isn't just for kids! Coloring is for big kids, teenagers and adults too! This trend has snowballed and companies are marketing Adult Coloring Books and some of the best coloring books that have ever been available for older kids, or kids at heart. The patterns are intricate and provide a great activity that many find stress relieving and relaxing. Where do you find quality adult coloring books? Here's a list of the best I've come across, most under $10 and from a great range of patterns and images to color from my affiliate Usborne Books!


HumBird Cloth Diaper Giveaway Open Worldwide ends 5/28

     Getting rid of the overnight disposable diaper can be the final hurdle for cloth diapering parents. While cloth diapers during the day are changed frequently, an overnight diaper must last...well, overnight. HumBird Cloth Diapers are designed to do just that! With a well designed overnight hybrid cloth diaper and reasonably priced, high quality wool covers, wool wraps, longies and AI2 diapers HumBird offers an impressive range of high-absorbency diapers. With worldwide shipping as low as $3.70, they arrive fast and easy on the wallet. How do you overnight cloth diaper?


     What's to Love? In addition to adorable prints, embroidery and a selection of upcycled fabrics, HumBird diapers are well constructed and come with many layers of absorbency. The combination of a hybrid fitted diaper plus wool cover make a great system. Haven't tried wool? It's easy! While the wool is not by itself waterproof, lanolizing the diaper makes it both a breathable and water resistant layer over the high-absorbency fitted diaper. Features include:

Fitted Diaper:
  • One-size construction fits approximately 11-35/40 pounds. (seen on my 20lb baby here)
  • Organic hemp/bamboo materials for ultra absorbency
  • Three rows of Two rise snaps
  • Crossover Waist Snaps
  • 10 Waist Snaps 
  • Includes THREE inserts!! (Sandwich soaker, doubler and booster)
  • CSPC Compliant
  • Super absorbent, requires prepping as any natural fiber does. 
  • Inserts can be folded and configured for custom absorbency.
  • Up to 15 layers of absorbency with all inserts!
  • Gentle and effective elastic leaves my baby with zero red marks!
Wool Cover:
  •  Body: 100% Wool from the EU
  • Waist and Legs (black part) 100% Organic Wool Jersey from Denmark!
  • Breathable
  • Waterproof once lanolized
  • Wool is thin enough to be worn under clothing (although with the fitted it can get chunky)
  • Posesses antimicrobial properties
  • Serged at Seams, quality construction and extra effort! No corners cut here.
  • Contoured stitching in groin area allows diaper to bend and fold where needed.
     For the Giveaway! One lucky Worldwide resident will win an Overnight Hybrid diaper plus Model 3 Cover in Girl or Neutral. Legal residents 18+, void where prohibited.


Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media network. Open Worldwide. The Winner will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. 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 please contact MamaBananasAdventures@gmail.com Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment, or lost or stolen prizes.

LEGO KidsFest

     LEGO KidsFest is a gathering for those who love LEGO. I recently was able to attend with my family to complete a LEGO KidsFest Review and the LEGO excitement has continued in my house since then. As Mega Blok fans, I thought my boys would enjoy LEGO and was I right! The event inspired them to start a love with LEGO and we now have an area in our house dedicated to building, including LEGO stationary. The event itself however, was not what I expected and I have some tips for attending to have the best possible time! Here is our experience at LEGO KidsFest and some tips for attending LEGO Kidsfest.


The Best Books for Potty Training

    If you practice gentle potty training, then books are part of our routine! Weather you're reading on the potty, reading to help introduce the potty or reading to reinforce potty practice...books are an important part of potty training. However, finding potty books can be hard. On our journey, we've tried many books. Some had great content and others fell short.
     Potty training starts long before baby actually sits on the potty. I am the Mom to fussy babies, and I often brought them into the bathroom so I could keep a watchful eye, from the queen's throne that is. Baby would sit far enough from the potty for hygeine, but close enough to see and hear my voice. This early introduction to the toilet is the beginning of potty learning. Later, seeing other family members use the potty, hearing talk about it, seeing images on media and reading about the potty all familiarize children with the idea of toileting. Here are some great reads for on and off of the potty from affiliates I'm proud to be a member of!

Children Don't Learn to Toilet in a Day and Gentle Potty Training

     Potty training has been up and down for my family. My first son was an ideal trainer. I started familiarizing him with the potty around 16 months and he loved the potty since. He asked to use the potty from early on and would often sit on the toilet to read his books. By the age of two, he was fully trained except for nights. At 2.5 he was completely trained. I thought I had toilet training down. In my mind, I would have all my boys trained in the same manner. Now, I am at total acceptance with a nearly 4 year old who regularly has accidents. Toileting is something that develops slowly, with paitence, guidance and perhaps even a bag of M&Ms. With 4 little ones, under the age of 5, I'm a toilet training champ. It takes up large portions of my day! With a gentle approach, a few books to help potty training and encouragement, I know that some day they'll all be trained!


HumBird Overnight Cloth Diapering Fitted Diaper and Wool Cover

      Overnight cloth diapering can be challenging, without the right diaper that is. I'm always working on our routine. Getting rid of that last disposable was a big hurdle for me and through lots of trial and error, we've discovered that fitteds and a wool cover is the best solution. If there was a manual for cloth diapering, getting a wool cover and fitted for night time would be a must-have purchase! Even my potty trained 3 - year old wears cloth at night for accidents. I have 3 fluff bums in night time cloth and I feel like I'm playing musical diapers. Luckily companies like HumBird Creations cloth diapers  make great overnight solutions in really exciting colors, custom embroidered designs and great prices! With a selection of fitteds, wool covers, longies, wool wraps, AI2s and sizes that go up to 8 years, I'm sure you'll find something to love! Take a look at her fantastic creations below, that we received for review purposes. 


The Real Risks of Cloth Diapering 8 Things to Watch For

     All things come with risks. Buyer beware. When I started cloth diapering, I was warned by friends and family. Warnings about cloth diapers included everything from cleaning poo to the idea that I wouldn't stick with it. I read about ammonia burns and elastic marks, rashes and yeast. Everything you could imagine to try and deter me from cloth diapering. Despite photos of baby rashes I can't un-see (please go to the doctor before putting photos of your baby's butt on the internet) and some oddities, I still cloth diapered my children. I went ahead with something those around me were unfamiliar with and had a negative opinion about. I learned that the real truth is out there, and other Moms who cloth know it all too well. Like other cloth diapering Moms, I know that the real risks run far deeper then a few poo diapers. 


Cloth Diapers are for Poor People

     Our cloth diaper journey started several years ago, but it still feels like yesterday. I didn't start cloth diapering until my second son was 8 months old. Up until then, I didn't even know they existed. I was working hard, cutting coupons, searching for deals and trying really hard to save the most money on the best disposable diapers I could find. I was able to get a really big box of disposables for $23-$25 and at just a few cents each. I felt proud. I was thrilled to get the "good" disposables at a deal and it was time consuming. I had two children in diapers, both with sensitive skin and I was searching for alternatives. After my son developed a terrible rash from a Pampers Baby Dry diaper, like red cracked and bleeding...I knew there had to be something else out there. I discovered cloth.


     Looking at all the diapers available was overwhelming. Just one pocket diaper was around $20 and I was changing 10-12 diapers a day on my baby. Luckily, my older son loved potty training and I knew his diaper days were numbered. I brought up the topic with some of those around me to try and get more information. I received mixed feedback. My Mom cloth diapered my brothers and I, not that many years ago, and recalled the poorly made flats and pull on covers. "Sometimes I would change you every hour and it wasn't enough, they weren't absorbent." Many were supportive, but some had a different opinion. "Cloth Diapers are for Poor People." We don't need them "We can Afford Disposables." Boom. Those words fell hard. At that very moment I knew my relationship with this person was over. O-V-E-R. We were very different people, it had teetered before and this sealed the deal. Becoming a parent has changed my relationship with others drastically I knew it would happen again and again.
     I sat there thinking. The words came out of my mouth (out of the earshots of my children). "That's bullshit." BULLSHIT! B, to the ULL, SHIT. I had been researching cloth diapers and found the complete opposite to be true. My family was in a tough place financially at the time. Conversations with my husband often started "Have you checked the checking account?" "Last time I did we had $4.42 in there." I was wondering how we would buy food, let alone a $20 cloth diaper. I didn't have this website up and running and didn't know anyone who cloth diapered, or thought I didn't. Much later into our journey, I learned that I know many Moms who cloth! They just don't talk about it as much as they should.
     While researching cloth diapers on the web, I saw someone locally in a Mom group advertise that they had a FREE box of cloth diapers to give to someone in need. I contacted them. After answering some pretty personal questions about our finances, I agreed to meet up. Tuck in my pride and receive this brand new package of 2 covers and 12 prefold diapers. Let's face it, there is no such thing as pride when you have children. Someone had a free kit of new diapers, and I needed them for my child. We met up in a public location and I was so excited to get the box. I looked inside and had no idea how to use the diapers, but put them to use immediately. I didn't even prep them, they went right on the bum and I was thrilled.
     Little by little I built up a collection of (affiliate) 18 Bum Genius 4.0s and was lucky enough to win some diapers online in blogger contests. It was around the same time this website was being created, by me, as a way to connect with and share information with other Moms. I wish I knew about cloth sooner and love getting the word out. Today, we have tested over 30 brands of diapers and I love hosting giveaways and sharing information. The benefits are amazing and I love sharing our experiences with others.
     In addition to the financial and environmental benefits, cloth diapers come with a community. Moms, bloggers and brands connecting over social media. While not always 100% supportive, most of the conversations are supportive, cheerful and share the love for fluff. The words of this person often cross my mind. I wonder if other people feel the same way, that cloth is for poor people. It's a misconception. I usually think of this when going through our diapers. One of my favorite diapers, is a $42 work at home Mom hybrid fitted with an embroidered dog on the back. While, this was a splurge, at the time I started cloth I would have never been able to afford this. I cherish it and it puts a smile on my face to put something so amazing on my baby!
     Need help getting diapers? There are ways to get free cloth diapers for people who qualify. The startup kit may be totally free, or a nominal shipping charge. I often direct people to cloth charities, and as always contests are a great way to add fluff to your stash. Having a baby is hard. It changes finances, getting all the 'stuff' baby needs is expensive. The benefits to cloth are more then financial. While using cloth over time is helpful for saving money, they also are excellent for the environment and save on resources needed to make and get disposable diapers overseas to our doorsteps.

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The Most Amazing and Special Gifts for Moms

     I wanted to share the most amazing and special gifts for Moms. Birthdays, winter Holidays, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day are great times to express appreciation and celebrate Motherhood. I wanted to share some really great gifts for Moms that are perfect for any occasion. Weather through birth, surrogate, adoption, c-section, delivery or VBAC, becoming a Mom changes a woman's life outside and inside forever. Who wouldn't want to celebrate that?! The love a Mother has for her babies is inexplicable. Gift giving is a wonderful way to celebrate this relationship. Here are the Most Amazing and Special Gift Finds for Mom. For Moms, from a Mom.


LEGO Stationary LEGO Pens, Pencils, Erasers, Markers, Journals, Organizers and Buildable Rulers

     My family recently attended LEGO Kidsfest! We were already big Mega Blok fans, but wanted to see if our kids were ready to enjoy LEGOs. The LEGO Pens certainly helped create suspense and excitement for the event, and my kids love writing with them. As you can imagine, the LEGO line of stationary is popular among younger fans and parents alike. My children think the pens are really exciting and love writing with the different colors. I adore them too. In addition to the LEGO Gel Pens, Santoki also introduced Pencils, Erasers, Markers, Journals, Organizers and Buildable Rulers. The items feature real LEGO Bricks that can work with existing LEGO products. Here are some photos of the product and affiliate links where you can find them!


Mother's Day Gifts That Say I Love You and Stone and Strand Coupon Code

     Mother's Day. It starts weeks ahead of time. I know the question is coming any day now, or maybe I'll need to drop a few hints. However, I need to be prepared with an answer. "What Mother's Day Gifts do you want?" I say, something that says "I Love You." I always want the same things. A nap, time to myself and possibly even breakfast made for me. As the family chef, eating something not cooked by me, for me, is a treat. However, while I dream of a nice long mid-afternoon nap, I am always gifted a physical item too. While I have received some odd items over the years, including an Amazon firestick last Mother's Day...I prefer gifts that make me think of my family, feel pretty and remind me of how much I'm loved. Something unique, memorable and definitely something I'd love to show off a bit. Dear hubby, here are some really beautiful, unique and definitely not that TV-commercial necklace everyone else will have items from a mesmerizing collection! These rare finds are from a real gem of a company; Stone and Strand. In addition, I have Stone and Strand affiliate links and Coupon Code MAMABANANA15 for 15% off for this sponsored post.


Earth Day Sales 2016 for Green Moms

     I look forward to Earth Day Sales all year! Some of my favorite shops for Green Mom Products have amazing once a year sales and I love shopping. Cloth Diapers, Reusable Products, Organics and Natural care items are all on sale at prices that won't be around for a long time. If there are items you hope to stock up on, now's the time! Here are some of my affiliates who are offering amazing Earth Day Sales!

Best Indoor Activities for Proprioceptive Loving Sensory Seeking Kids

     Do you have a Proprioceptive Loving Sensory Seeking Kid? I do! He jumps, bounces, runs...jumps, bounces, runs...but it can be a bit much indoors. He's over 60lbs and 4 feet tall now. When he was smaller, jumping on furniture, off of the couches and running around indoors wasn't as noticeable. Now that he's older and bigger, I'm sure the neighbors can hear him! I've had to get creative and come up with ways to meet his proprioceptive needs when it's below zero outside. When the playground is closed down, running in the yard would mean getting frostbite or I'm simply too tired to go the the bounce house playground, 30m away, I search for directed and safe activities to complete indoors. In addition, many also help work on communication and following multi-step directions. Here are our top Best Indoor Activities for Proprioceptive Loving Sensory Seeking Kids:


Best Children's Activities for Spring and Summer Learning a Four Tiered Learning Approach

     Springtime offers a wonderful teaching opportunity for children of all ages. I really enjoy learning with my kids too. The grass turns green, flowers begin to bloom and the air is filled with life. Chirping birds, butterflies and even worms in the soil are busy preparing for an abundant summer. I love teaching my children about life in Spring and take the opportunity to create well structured activities. How do I structure an activity? Learning takes place in many forms. I like to use a Four Tiered approach to lessons. Using multiple learning tools helps ensure that the learning sticks and is well understood. Here is a Four tiered Spring Learning Activity that children and adults can enjoy! (contains affiliate links).

$75 Lalabu Gift Card Giveaway USA/Canada ends 5/8

Lalabu-Soothe-Shirt-Sleepy-Baby-Head-Support

     The 4th trimester can be trying. As a Mom to fussy babies, I know that finding a way to soothe them is priceless. For a newborn, there’s nothing more soothing than being held. So it's important to keep them cozy,safe and close to us. However, as moms life can be chaotic and no matter how much we try to hold them life happens, between post partum recuperation and life, it becomes hard. Constantly holding your baby can also put a strain on your body and figuring out how to correctly swaddle your little one can be confusing. Amazon, one of my affiliates, carries the Lalabu Soothe Shirt. It's the easy way to hold and swaddle your infant and spend much needed bonding time.

WEAR Babywearing Conference May 27-29 Chicago IL Giveaway $200 Value

     WEAR Babywearing conference is coming to Chicago IL May 27-29 2016. WEAR will take place at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL and runs for 3 days of babywearing goodness. Events take place Friday May 27 - Sunday May 29th and attendants can purchase a one, two or three day pass. Attendees are welcome to bring their babies and even their kindergartners! With over 30 exhibitors attending plus regular events and happenings, this will be packed with babywearing goodness. Want to go? I'm giving away 2 3-day passes... a $200 Value! Better yet, you can use my MommyCon Coupon Code STJEL16 to save on WEAR passes!


Boba Babywearing Company Acquires Beco Babywearing Company and What Lies Ahead

     One thing we can be certain of is that things are always changing. Seconds from now the world will be different then it is in this precise moment. Recently Boba, a well known baby carrier company, acquired Beco, another well known baby carrier company. Things are changing fast. For many babywearing families, this change came as a surprise. For others who work behind the scenes, this was a long time in the works. Friendly merger? Hostile takeover? What about the carrier you currently own? Are Beco Soleils discontinued? Bekhnis? Yes, the questions are rolling in! Here is some info that I hope helps answer the questions circulating in the babywearing community.


How to Get a MommyCon VIP Ticket and Release Dates

      If you're going to MommyCon, you must first buy a general admission ticket. You can use coupon code STJEL16 for a discount on this ticket. This pass is for general admission day, typically on Saturday. Next, you have to watch for VIP release dates and rush to get your tickets. VIP day happens an entire day before general admission day, usually Friday. After buying your general admission ticket, there are several options. First, you buy the VIP ticket with goodie bag. In the past, this has included an entire baby carrier and other full-sized items with a value way over the $100 purchase price. After you buy the VIP ticket, you can make additional  for classes that have amazing goodies. Recent VIP ticket release dates include:
  • May 14: MommyConATX‬ and MommyConDC‬ VIP tickets are released.
  • July 9: ‪‎MommyConOC‬ and MommyConORL‬ VIP tickets are released.
  • September 17: MommyConSJ‬ VIP tickets are released.
     So, in short. First. Buy general admission ticket. Second. Buy VIP bag at a later date. Third. Buy add-on classes with purchase of VIP ticket to get goodie bag and other swag with very limited VIP classes. In the past, I wished I had attended the CottonBabies class! Attendees left with great diaper packages and I hope to get in this year! Get your fast fingers ready. See MommyCon event dates.


Moby Wrap Bamboo Baby Carrier Giveaway open to USA ends 5/15

     A Moby wrap was my first baby carrier. I had a newborn who just couldn't be put down. I ordered the Moby wrap and started learning. At first I wore it too loose. I remember my son's feet hitting my knees. I learned to put it on tighter and we have been babywearing happily ever since! Many Moms are familir with Moby wraps and there's good reason. Moby is a leader in the baby wearing community. With their soft and easy to use wraps they are many parents first experience with baby wearing. While the length of the wrap can be intimidating when first looked at, its really not that complicated and unlike carriers made from non-stretchy fabric, this can be put on before baby goes in and worn like a shirt. This is great for traveling because you can drive with it on, and put baby in when you get to your destination! Enter to win below:


Videri Chocolate Factory Review and Dairy Free Organic Hot Chocolate Mix

     I'm a huge fan of quality organic chocolate. Okay, truth be told...if I'm desperate I'll woof down a hershey bar...but my preference is for quality. Good ingredients, no fillers and organic (no bug spray in my chocolate). After the birth of my 4th son, removing any dairy from my diet became very important. Easier said then done! I learned that many foods, including chocolate, have dairy as a hidden ingredient. Oh no! Right? One of the many reasons I was thrilled to come across Videri Chocolate Factory. Videri chocolate is great for breastfeeding, dairy-free, Moms like myself! I can enjoy chocolate, and my little one can have a calm and happy belly. Win win. In addition, Videri Chocolate Factory products are also made in Raleigh NC! Fair Trade, Organic, nut-free and bean-to-bar handmade, their products contain the highest quality ingredients and are delicious! They are passionate chocolateers, perfect for passionate chocolate consumers like myself! Check out our experience with their products and please pin this image below so others can find this company too. This is one brand you'll want to bookmark: 


Best Uses for Coconut Oil for Crunchy Moms


     I discovered coconut oil a few years ago. The concept was completely new to me and I didn't even know that coconuts had oil! Since then, I keep finding more and more uses for it. Here are great ways I love to use coconut oil with my family. It's become such an important ingredient in our daily routine that we just can't go without it!