Healthy Family Giveaway

Willy B Mum is excited to partner with Mommy Scene to celebrate Autumn and the launch of a new product — Sudsy Dough moldable soap. What better way to celebrate than with a Healthy Family Giveaway featuring some great family focused products. Be sure to check out the Sudsy Dough Kickstarter Campaign and all the other prizes below and enter to win.

Heathy Family Giveaway Prizes - Mommy Scene

Sudsy Dough
Prize: 2 tubs of Sudsy Dough moldable bath soap, 12 ounces each

0915healthy-family-sudsy-doughSudsy Dough is an interactive bath toy that doubles as a moldable scented dough and a cleansing sensory soap! Sudsy Dough is a mom made product, created to make bath time fun for her own daughter. Children can squeeze and squish Sudsy Dough in the bath, rub it on as a cleansing body wash, or take it outside the tub and make custom shapes that will dry into soaps. Each ball also has a surprise bath toy hidden inside. Sudsy Dough is offering some great rewards to thank their kickstarter supporters — all deliverable before the holidays for a great gift.

Piggy Paint Hug Life Gift Set & SOPHI Nail Polish
Prize: Hug Life Gift Set with 3 shades of non-toxic nail polish including Let’s Flamingle, Wild Child, and Periwinkle Little Star & 2 shades of SOPHi natural nail polish for adults plus SOPHi’s PRIME + SHINE + SEAL System

0915healthy-family-piggy-paintPiggy Paint is a natural, eco-friendly nail polish for kids. It’s non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes it safe to use on all piggies. Piggy Paint dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed with the eco-friendly, low odor Piggy Paint nail polish remover. Both are made in the USA! See more at

SOPHi is a natural nail polish in SOPHisticated colors for adults. These polishes are virtually odorless, eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and made in the USA. SOPHi is free of all harsh chemicals and does not cause nails to yellow or become brittle. See more at

Baby Comfy Care
Prize: Baby Comfy Deluxe Safety Nail Clipper

0915healthy-family-baby-comfy-careThe patented single-blade design of Baby Comfy Nail won’t cut baby’s skin. Baby Comfy Nail Deluxe safety clippers have only one blade! The bottom flat plastic ledge pushes baby’s skin out-of-the-way while the top blade cuts the nail… and only the nail. The unique ergonomic design and larger size makes it easier to hold and operate safely, protecting from cutting too closely to the sensitive nail bed. See more at

Leaf Therapeutic
Prize: Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion – 2 ounces

0915healthy-family-leaf-therapeuticLeaf Skin Therapy Lotion features a formula that is both hydrating and healing for damaged skin, without using toxic preservatives. Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion uses natural and safe (and expensive!) fermented radish root and golden seal extract. It is safe enough to use on babies and, although this lotion was specially designed for people with eczema and other dry skin conditions, it works great on normal skin, too. Best of all, it has an extremely low toxicity rating on the Environmental Working Group website. If you are looking for an hydrating, hypoallergenic, unscented lotion, this is the lotion for you! See more at

Little Standout
Prize: 100% Silicone Diamond Teething Toy

0915healthy-family-little-standoutAdd a little bling to your day with Little Standout’s 100% silicone Diamond Teether! Made for tiny hands and achy gums, this silicone teether is non-toxic and free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead, cadmium and all that other yucky stuff you don’t want to see your baby putting into their mouth. It is dishwasher safe, making them super easy to clean. See more at

Young Living
Prize: One Bottle of OrthoEase massage oil, one Oola Book + samples from Young Living

0915healthy-family-young-livingOrthoEase massage oil soothes and warms tired and stressed bodies, helping to combat the damaging effects of everyday activities. With a calming blend of oils, it will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. OrthoEase contains: coconut oil, wintergreen, peppermint, juniper, eucalyptus, lemongrass, marjoram, thyme, vetiver, sweet almond oil, and olive oil.

Baby Buddy
Prize: Baby Buddy 360 Toothbrush (Step 1 & Step 2)

0915healthy-family-baby-buddyThe Baby Buddy 360 degree toothbrush is truly innovative – it is the world’s first 360 degree designed toothbrush. Developed in the Osaka University Dental Hospital of Japan, it has unparalleled cleaning power thanks to over 10,000 micro fine bristles – 10 times more than the average toothbrush. Works great for cleaning the tongue and for massaging gums. Available as Step 1 for ages 4 months of age through 24 months of age, and as Step 2 for 2 years of age through 12 years of age. See more at

Genesis 950
Prize: Gallon of Genesis 950 & spray bottle

0915healthy-family-genesis950Genesis 950 is a green, all-purpose cleaner that makes cleaning your home safe. Free of harsh chemicals working as a concentrate with water to break the bonds of stains by making them water-soluble. When a stain becomes water-soluble, it can then be broken down and flushed from the surface. In doing so it removes the toughest stains and biggest messes.

Babycook Pro
Prize: Babycook Pro Original Baby Food Maker, prize color may vary – winner may be able to select preferred color if in stock

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The babycook pro is the original baby food maker. It makes almost 5 cups of food in a sleek, patented counter top appliance that steam cooks, blends and reheats all-in-one. Steam cooking locks in vitamins and nutrients, a multi-purpose mixing blade provides just the right texture, the timer has an audible alert to tell you when meals are ready, and all of this with total one-handed operation. This appliance has helpful features making any parent a “pro” in baby food preparation. See more at

Sip & Spin
Prize: Sip & Spin Straw Cup

0915healthy-family-sip-n-spinThe Sip & Spin straw cup has a unique fun-factor – a pin wheel in the lid that spins as you sip. Playful artwork on the pin wheel disc coördinates with the cup art, creating an engaging drinking experience for your child. The racing trucks and soaring butterflies can encourage playing kids to take a water break, cheer up and hydrate. As parents, we know what a pain it can be to clean kids’ cups, so we made sure all the components come apart easily for cleaning and are dishwasher safe. The Sip & Spin straw cup is a cute gift and a fun way to keep kids hydrated… Hydration Motivation! See more at

Prize: kidSTAT First Aid Kit

0915healthy-family-kid-statkidSTAT was created with active children in mind. This kit is equipped with hospital-grade products to treat the most common childhood emergencies: aches+sprains, bites+burns, and cuts+scrapes. kidSTAT has easy-to-follow, first-aid instructions to reassure you when your child is in distress. Together with “red flags” warnings on when to seek medical attention, this comprehensive kit was designed by moms, who just happen to be ER doctors. See more at

Pacific Baby
Prize: Natural Feeding Starter Set – Green

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Made from Natural Bamboo. Safe & Healthy. Machine Washable and Biodegradable.

Yummi Pouch
Prize: Yummi Pouch Brights Reusable Food Pouches

0915healthy-family-yummi-pouchYummi Pouch Brights (Set of 4) combine style and convenience in an eco-friendly container you can fill with homemade smoothies and blended snacks! Easy to fill and clean through the top zipper opening and enjoyed by drinking from the side spout, Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are great for kids taking healthy snacks on the go. Includes set of 4 assorted patterns. See more at

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Green Diaper & Accessories Giveaway

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Diapering is one of those topics that a parent, cannot avoid. However, what you can do, to feel a little better about the situation, is be kind to our earth and reduce toxin exposure to your Little One. Choose a greener route by not using the run-of-the-mill diaper brands and accessories that line the mainstream supermarket shelves. Go You!

As, whether your family chooses to cloth diaper, use disposables, or go diaper-free, every baby eliminates and you are going to have to do something about it. *Sigh

As we have written about before HERE – mainstream disposable diapers are NOT biodegradable meaning that they sit in landfills forever and ever. The average little human uses 6,500+ diapers before they are potty trained!  According to a 2008 Time magazine article “The Real Diaper Association, an advocacy group founded in 2004, estimates that 27.4 billion disposable diapers are used each year in the U.S. (according to the EPA, that translates into more than 3.4 million tons of waste dumped into landfills)”.

Crazy… when you think about it!

In conjunction with fellow Mummy Blogger, My Darla Clementine, we are giving away goodies, which will all enhance your green diapering experience and we LOVE that. We have Charlie Banana in the mix, as well as a few rocking accessories from indie shops.



by Charlie Banana // A diaper with options (Facebook, Pinterest)

charliebananaThis three pack of cloth diapers comes in “Fluffy Love,” which includes the three diapers pictured in the giveaway image above. They are one-size and feature bra-strap-type adjustment options to ensure a perfect fit. These are pocket diapers (meaning you stuff the inserts inside of them) and come with 6 inserts for extra absorbency. These diapers are also a 2-in-1 system, allowing you to use a disposable insert instead.

Charlie Banana, (don’t you love the name), is committed to providing diapers that prevent rash and are healthy, eco-friendly, and economical. They also support and promote charities, especially Operation Smile and Project Child Save. LINE


by Annie’s Britches // Eco-friendly stitches for little baby britches! (Etsy Shop, Facebook)

balmGently scented with chamomile and lavender, Annie Britches Bottom Balm is a calming blend of natural and organic ingredients that heal and sooth diaper rash. It’s safe to use with your cloth diapers and Annie Britches cloth wipes! wipes


These soft, snugly flannel baby wipes are the perfect Eco-friendly solution for your little baby’s britches! They are perfect for families who cloth diaper and those who don’t! Anyone can use cloth wipes and they work especially well for babies with sensitive skin. The flannel is washed and pressed before being cut and serged with rounded edges to make the final dimension of the wipes about 7.5″ by 7.5″. Winner may select a pack of 10 wipes from the Etsy shop in their choice of fabric. LINE

changing padOrganic Contour Changing Pad Cover

by Horse and Dragon Shoppe // Organic handcrafted bedding and apparel for little dreamers (Etsy Shop, Facebook, Instagram)

The softest organic changing pad cover, made of 100% Organic cotton knit and printed with water-based ink. Fits all standard changing pads: 32″ x 16″ x 4″. Serged corners and elastic around the entire cover for durability. Winner can select any print in the shop (over 100 organic & modern cotton knits to choose from!).

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Green Diapering Giveaway

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 TERMS: Sweepstakes runs from 9.23.15 at noon PST through 10.2.15, 11:59pm PST. 
No purchase necessary. Applicants must be 18 yrs or older and reside in US or Canada. 
Winner will be contacted by email on 10.3.15 and will be required to provide a 
mailing address to claim prizes. Items being offered have been supplied by the 
associated shops and companies. All winnings will ship directly from the vendors. 
My Darla Clementine and associated blogs are not responsible for undelivered winnings.

FarmerKids Organic Clothing Giveaway

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This $50 FarmerKids Gift Card Giveaway is hosted by Life, Naturally
Co-hosted by Michigan Savings and More and yours truly, Willy B Mum

Enter to win for a chance to take home something unique, with these whimsical embroidered designs by FarmerKids Organics.  We love that this company is family owned, with the clothing being made locally in the United States, and another huge plus, they only use organic cotton. If you want to reduce your children to exposure of harmful chemicals, then you can add FarmerKids to your list as always being a safe bet.

We are giving away to one United States resident a $50 gift card to spend at FarmerKids, this is a perfect gift with the holidays approaching, or keep it for yourself and pick something out for your own little one.

Winner will be emailed once entries close on October 20th, and will have 48 hours to claim your prize. This contest is open to the United States Only.

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Zipit Bedding Set Giveaway

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Zipit Bedding Set Giveaway

Hosted by Life, Naturally

Get cozy for fall with a new bedding set from Zipit – seen on Shark Tank! Fun designs and a unique zipper connection of sheet and comforter means this bedding stays in place and keeps you cozy all night long! Enter below to win a Rock Princess or Extreme Sports set including fitted sheet, pillow case and comforter. 

Open to US residents only. Ends on October 13. Winner will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond. Good Luck!

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The Learning Tower, love it so much we have 2

The Learning Tower, is one of those must-have items that I always recommend to parents of a toddler-ish aged child. It is not so known, as say a stroller or a crib, but it should be. It is a clever invention which helps children “join in” on grown-up activities, or on its own is a safe and sturdy contraption where a child can spend time enjoying activities. My 5-year-old Son, has used his since he was 2 years of age, and he is still happily spending time in it.

So, what is it?

The Learning Tower is a confined and easily adjustable platform, which elevates children to the perfect height, where one can take part in play with confidence and security. My Son, particularly loves to stand and eat in his. He also enjoys helping me in the kitchen cooking, and just observing the chores I do like wash the dishes.  Unfortunately, he is not helping me do the dishes yet – ha!

in his learning towerSurely, this tower is well used in our kitchen. Being a passionate foodie family with dietary requirements, my husband and I have encouraged and taught our Son about healthy foods, how to prepare them and where food comes from, since he was quite young.

Being a Stay At Home Mum having to find activities to fill the days, this helpful piece of furniture, has allowed me to expose him to a whole range of exciting and educational culinary experiences, all while letting me concentrate on my part. It sure makes it a lot easier to get through a recipe, without worrying about whether my Son is going to fall or slip off an alternate option, like a chair for example.

img_96231Why I love it
  • It comes in a variety of colors including – natural, soft white, red and green. We have the white one, which over the years has accumulated growing stains which are challenging to remove. This is probably the only downer you will read here, and I am sure it only occurs with the white one. If you are worried about this, I suggest going with a different color
  • It is finished in a non-toxic lead-free paint, and is made from the wood of the birch tree, all natural
  • It grows with your Little One, being recommended for ages 18 months of age and up, until 6 years of age
  • The platform is easy to move up and down, adapting with your child’s body size
  • photo-3-1It is sturdy with a 4 sided railing and an ample 15″ by 18″ platform which offers a ton of support, this also assures that your child can independently climb in and out of the tower safely
  • It is an affordable piece of furniture, which is long-lasting and, I think, worth every cent at around $200 USD mark
  • It is reasonably lightweight and easy to move around from place to place, just be careful not to place it down on your toes, my husband has done this a few times – not pretty
  • You can purchase fun add-ons like an attachable art easel with a blackboard and white board. And, a one piece playhouse cover, to open up the magical world of imaginative play

So, what else do you need to know?

The helpful piece of furniture does need to be assembled by human hands, yes alas it arrives in a big box with many pieces. However, speaking from experience, it is really easy to do. I have put together 2 of them, with the help of my then 2-year-old child. In fact, I turned that whole experience into a fun activity too.

One of the things I am appreciative for, is that this has given Miles Storm and I so many opportunities to bond together while engaging in learning experiences. Being a Mum, you learn pretty quickly that the days are long but overall time flies by, and these simple little moments like making kiwi-fruit covered icy poles or placing vegetables on a roasting tray, are actually really B-I-G moments. I am not sure I would have been able to spend so much time in the kitchen doing the things we do on a day-to-day basis, without the Learning Tower. It boosts creativity and confidence; not just in a child, in a parent too.


Get it!

Head over to newly launched, being a thoughtful website, where you can discover reviews from people you trust (like Willy B Mum). If you like what you read, you can then express interest in buying that product, not just The Learning Tower but a whole range of sort-out goodies , with pricing discounts eventually being unlocked to you. Go You!

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$400 Medela breast pump giveaway

Medela Breast Pump Giveaway

Medela recycles and you win! This program encourages Mothers who have finished using their pumps to recycle them through a special program so that Mothers-in-need, with babies in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) have access to a pump to aid in nourishing their infants.

Each pump Medela received through this program supports the donation of new hospital-grade, multi-use breast pump which is then supplied to charity. Specifically women who have newborns in the NICU unit who have moved out of the hospital, and are nearby in an out-care facility to be close to their baby. The goal is to provide Mothers with the same high-quality equipment they used at the hospital during their stay, being one less thing to worry about it, in an already stressful time.

Returning my breast pump

Returning my breast pump

I returned my breast pump this week and it was so easy. All you have to do, is pull your pump apart, recycling with your rubbish provider the tubes and suction cups. Take the actual pump part, and put just that in a box. Keep the carrying bag if you have one. Print your free-postage prepaid slip on the Medela website HERE, and then drop it off to your post office to be on its way to help another Mother in need.

Medela has so far, received 4270 pumps from people like you and me, who have sent them back to be recycled.

I was so happy when I read about this program, as I just could not bear to throw my old breast pump in the rubbish to go into a landfill. Not to mention, this simple act of returning it, and knowing that it is going to help another Mother has put a huge smile on my face.

If you are interested in recycling your pump you can read more HERE.

Otherwise, it is ……


We are giving away a brand new Medela Freestyle Pump worth around $400.
Entries close on August 3rd 2015, and is open to US residents only.
Spread the word, and Good – Luck!

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Sleeping with the wolves, upstate New York

If you are looking for something unique and different to do with your children in New York, look no further than heading upstate to South Salem, to spend a night camping under the stars, at the New York Wolf Conservation Center. Here, you will be up close and personal with these majestic critically endangered creatures, which is an experience like no other. On top of all of this, It is a wonderful opportunity, to encourage understanding in children of how to live in harmony with nature and animals.


Last summer, my husband and I took our then 3-year-old Son to camp overnight on a nocturnal adventure with Mexican Gray and Red Wolves, and he loved it! As you can imagine, me being such an animal-lover I was very excited about the opportunity too, and it is something that I highly recommend as a must-do activity in the New York State area.

Sleeping with the Wolves, which promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves and their role in our world, is offered from the warmer months of July through October, and fills up fast. The night we were there, I met people who had booked well in advance and had traveled from other countries to be up close with the wolves. Given, they were hardcore wolf fans, however the point is, is that it is a good idea to plan in advance.


The cost is $285 for a tent which sleeps comfortably 4 people, and this is set up in advance for your arrival. However, you must bring your own bedding. The event starts at 6PM, and you are cordially asked to leave the next morning by 8.30AM. Once you are settled in, you are free to walk the property and view the wolves, from behind a fence! I was under the impression that we would actually get to interact with the wolves, like pet them, however as it was pointed out to me, they are wild animals and the caretakers do try to keep them in as natural as a habitat as they possibly can. Fair enough.

Attachment-1The evening is broken down, into firstly a welcome and educational talk by one of the caretakers, which includes a Q&A time. Food is then served (included in the cost), being pizza and soft drink. If you want healthier food or if you have food restrictions, make sure you bring it in yourself.

A movie is then offered, shown on an outdoor screen about wolves, their history, their beauty and the diminishing lives they live in the United States. I will add here, that this may be upsetting to some, I know for me it was and I had to leave. Given, I feel the struggles of what animals go through on a profound level and I become very upset when faced with the reality of how it really is. Otherwise, the movie was wholeheartedly educational and interesting.

Once that is all done, a camp fire is set up, where you can chat with others, talk to the caregivers and roast marshmallows, or just howl along with the wolves like my little munchkin did! Guests are free to walk around the compound as they please, and attending the activities is by no need mandatory. It is a very mellow setting. If you want to take a walk down one of the paths and just sit watching the wolves this is okay too.

Zephyr (meaning "light or west wind"

Hanging out with Zephyr (meaning “light or west wind”)

Some of the wolves are definitely friendly than others, and seem comfortable to come up close to the fence to say hello, like Alawa who kept giving me kisses through the fence. She is so beautiful.

Others though, keep their distance.

The wolves at the conservation center come from different backgrounds, some were born at the facility, like Zephyr and Alawa. While others, like Atka, arrived from other places. One of the caretakers told me that he has been there almost daily for many years, however there is one wolf in particular who just really does not like him, even though he feeds him. Because of this, he always has to be very careful.

The caretakers that I spoke with at the conservation center, clearly have a love, deep understanding and respect for the wolves, as it should be of course. I just wish more people were educated enough or brave enough, to understand that these animals really mean no intentional harm, and that we can live in harmony with them. There is no need to act out of fear and kill them, which unfortunately happens a lot in this country. We have taken so much from them, how are they meant to survive without a pristine environment as once was?

Attachment-1Being in nature, and hearing the wolves howling so close by is really amazing, especially as you know you are safe and sound behind a fence! We had a really wonderful evening, and it is something that as a family plan we on doing again sometime soon. Surely, my Son has fond memories and is eager to visit with all the wolves again soon. If he had his way, we’d sleep there every night.

The Wolf Conservation Center offers a live web cam of the wolves, so if you cannot make it there personally, this is the next best thing. Check out beautiful the Arctic Gray Wold, Atka HERE. Or, If you want to do more, you can find information HERE on what you can do to help with the preservation of these beautiful creatures.

If you do make it out to Sleeping with the Wolves, do not forget your bug spray. You are going to need it.

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Cantaloupe smoothie with tofu, sure why not

Let’s talk tofu – it can be grilled, baked, scrambled, broiled and eaten raw. Tofu also known as Bean Curd, is an adaptable food which is a good plant-based protein source. Additionally it is low in calories, has zero saturated fat, is cholesterol-free and provides minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium. In this article, we are highlighting, a more unique way to consume tofu and thus protein in one’s diet, in smoothies!

How Much Protein Should You Have A Day

The Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein here in the United States, is a modest 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight, which translates to multiplying your weight in pounds by 0.36. The RDA, is the daily amount of protein one should consume to meet basic nutritional requirements, so the minimum amount to keep you healthy and not the targeted amount you are meant to reach each day. Nancy Rodriguez, a registered dietitian and professor of nutritional science at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, suggests taking it up to twice the RDA of protein  “ is a safe and good range to aim for.”

It is important to remember that protein requirements also vary from person to person, with factors that need to be considered, like your sex, how active you are, and what age you are? Additionally, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you will need more protein. Try this online protein calculator to figure out the amount you should be consuming every day. And, if you have a child you can also see what their protein requirements are too.


Silken Tofu is the tofu of choice when it comes to making smoothies, just as it is a lot smoother and easy to blend up in a more liquid form than harder types of tofu available. Tofu is made from soy beans, specifically by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the curds into blocks.

Try this Smoothie

With summer days officially here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to start thinking about healthy and delicious treats to help you cool down in the sun. Smoothies are a perfect snack that will keep you full without feeling stuffed. Instead of reaching for protein powders to add to your favorite blended recipe, try tofu instead as the protein additive.

Loved it!The brand that I used is packed with 12 grams of protein in 3 ounces, making tofu the perfect protein addition to any smoothie. Still hesitant to try? Well, to be quite honest, both my 4-year-old and I were both a little-bit-on-the-unsure-side, too. But, we were pleasantly surprised, you could not taste the tofu at all, it was all about the cantaloupe!

Adding tofu to your smoothie is a fantastic way to obtain protein in your diet, especially if you follow a plant-based diet, or are just trying to cut back on eating our precious animals we share this Planet with.


Cantaloupe and Tofu Smoothie

What You Need, and What To Do

  • 2 cups of fresh chopped cantaloupe
  • 16 ounces of cashew milk
  • 1 scoop of vegan vanilla ice-cream, I used organic Vanilla Island from Coconut Bliss
  • 1/3 of a packet of silken tofu (just over 5 ounces), I used Nasoya organic, non-GMO silken tofu
  • 12 cubes of ice, give or take


  • Mix everything in a blender and serve ice-cold


Low in calories, and high in the powerful anti-oxidant Vitamin A, cantaloupe it is a fresh, colorful and uplifting ingredient to a summer smoothie recipe. But, if cantaloupe is not your thing, be inspired by searching “tofu smoothie recipes” on Pinterest.

Next time, I plan on making it without the ice-cream to make it a little healthier. Honestly, I just wanted to try this idea out first, as tofu in a drink is out of my comfort zone, and I wanted to make sure it was flavored well so I could drink it and not waste it.

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Medela Freestyle Pump Giveaway

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.13.02 AMWelcome to the Medela Freestyle Pump Giveaway sponsored by Medela and hosted by The Pistachio Project.

Thankfully recycling has become a pretty common activity in our everyday lives. We recycle at home, we recycle at work, we even have recycling bins on the streets. But what about the bigger items that we no longer need? Take for instance, breast pumps. Besides throwing them in the rubbish bin, what can we do with them once our breastfeeding experience is over?

Introducing Medela Recycles

Medela has heard the voices of us Mothers and taken the initiative to create Medela Recycles. Medela Recycles is a program which takes old breast pumps and uses each one to support the donation of new hospital-grade, multi-use breast pumps for charities. Mothers who have babies who need to stay in the NICU (neonatal intensive-care unit) are given breast pumps while in the hospital but once their time is up, they often move on without a pump. Medela wants to help change that. Medela are giving Mothers one less thing to worry about, during an already stressful time.

Personally I love this idea, I have had my Medela pump sitting in the back of my closest for 3 years now, collecting dust. I just could not throw it away to go into a land fill. I plan on recycling mine to this program as soon as possible.

If you also have a breast pump lying around and want to donate it, you will be happy to know that sending in your used pump to the Medela Recycles program is free. And, it gives you peace of mind that it has been properly recycled as well as knowing that you are helping support other Mothers on their breastfeeding journey.

Want to recycle your old breast pump? Click Here! 

To help promote this amazing program, Medela has graciously offered to giveaway one Medela Freestyle Breast pump!

Introducing Medela Recycles + Medela Freecycle Giveaway

The Freestyle is a compact, lightweight double electric breast pump with a rechargeable battery. Developed with the 2-Phase Expression technology, the Freestyle works more like breastfeeding babies to help you get the most milk.

Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends July 14, 2015 at 11:59pm EST

To enter, use the entry form below. Good luck!

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Have a baker make your Little Ones’ birthday cake this year

That time of the year is here again, your child’s birthday. And, besides pondering on how the last 12 months flew by, you have another celebration to plan. A monumental moment for your Little One is having “Happy Birthday” sung and blowing out the candles on a cake, so as long as you can get that part right, everything else should be smooth sailing. To keep it easy, why not have the birthday cake made and delivered, keeping in mind these helpful pointers.


Vegan Vanilla Birthday Cake from The Cake Merchant

There is a time and a place to ask vital questions about a cake you are going to have delivered – and it isn’t at the delivery point five minutes before you are supposed to have the cake in your hands! To keep special occasions from suffering last-minute cake disasters and to keep things sweet for everybody involved, here are some questions you should think about asking before you get a cake delivered.

Dietary Restrictions?
Right from the beginning if you have dietary requirements or restrictions, you should make sure your cake-maker understands exactly what that means. Whether that is gluten-free, dairy-free, using only organic ingredients, all-raw ingredients or limited sugar, it is advisable to have a face to face discussion about it. Speaking from experience, mistakes and accidents happen. If I had a dollar for every waiter who insisted they understood what a vegan diet is, but then brought me out a dish with animal products in my ordered meal to eat, I’d have a million dollars.

Kid Approved Healthier Birthday Cake

Kid Approved Healthier Birthday Cake by Chocolate Covered Katie

Can I get a preview of the cake?
While you can’t see your cake and eat it too, try to get the best preview you can of the cake as soon as the cake has been made and delivery is confirmed. This will save last-minute hassle, alterations, or even disasters like incorrect “Happy Brithday” inscriptions- this happens by the way! For special cakes, your baker should have already given you a sketch of the planned cake in advance? However, to be super organized ask to have a photo sent over as well. In this day and age, and with smart phones, it is a small thing to ask.

Make sure the spelling on the cake is right

Make sure the spelling on the cake is right

When was it baked?
Obviously, you are going to want to have the freshest cake you can, but at the same time, it is common practice to have a cake delivered the night before a big event to minimise hassles on the special day. Ask how soon before delivery the cake was baked to make sure your young guests don’t end up eating stale cake. Alternatively, and dependent on ingredients that will be used to make your child’s birthday cake, you can request that the birthday cake is made a certain time frame out of the actual cake cutting ceremony. For example, cakes with eggs are not going to have as long as a shelf-life as a vegan cake not made with eggs.

Vegan Strawberry Cake from My Vegan Cookbook

Vegan Strawberry Cake from My Vegan Cookbook

When is it going to be delivered, realistically?
For our Australian readers, Cake delivery Sydney wide and in other cities in Australia can be a major hassle when traffic gets in the way – and since a delicate touch is required, cake delivery can be a tricky business even without traffic! Actually, no matter where you live in the world, your baker will need to take into account factors including rush hour and whether the driver is familiar with the delivery area before he can give you a realistic window for when it can be dropped off.


Who can I call in case of emergency?
An emergency contact number is an essential thing to have when a lack of cake will ruin the occasion – and while non-delivery is the biggest emergency, there are plenty of other hazards that can arise, so it can be worth your while checking whether an emergency cake repair kit will be on hand.

How much is this all going to cost?
You would be surprised how often bakers prepare a cake and schedule a delivery while question of cost and payment are still up in the air. To make sure no last-minute sourness over price and payment – including extras like delivery or alteration charges – surfaces when you already have too much on your plate, make sure the bill is settled long before your child’s cake is set to be delivered.

Rainbow Surprise Cake by Speed Bump Kitchen

Vegan Rainbow Surprise Cake by Speed Bump Kitchen

What about assembly?
The bigger and more intricate the cake, the more details there are going to be to look after, and this is especially so with custom designed children’s birthday cakes. Avoid, at all costs your child having a meltdown on their special day, by not losing the Lego guy from your Son’s cake, or not losing the sprinkles off your daughter’s pony cake!
As the cake experts say, structuring is key and a badly structured cake is unlikely to get to the party in one piece anyway, but some cakes do require assembly at the scene. Find out if yours is one of them and if some assembly is required, make sure the deliverer won’t require tools and/or space that you are unable to provide.

With these pointers and by being prepared, you can free up some time to focus on other important things, like not looking frazzled when your guests walk through the door!

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