Update for Willy B Mum

At this time, I am taking a break from writing on Willy B Mum. I plan on starting back up again around January 2017, however I am still active on social media, especially Instagram – HERE.

I am taking this year to continue my studies as an clinical aromatherapist and to also concentrate on my teaching responsibilities as a certified essential oil educator. If you are interested in seeing more on that you can visit my alternate instagram page – HERE.

I am still open to PR opportunities, in which case you can contact me at libby@WillyBMum.com


Meditation for the Modern Family

Every minute of the day counts when you’re juggling soccer practice, gymnastics, tutoring, piano lessons, work, real estate, finances and holiday planning. A high demand life requires us to consistently perform at the top of our game. How do we thrive and succeed without getting tense, depleted and stressed out?

Vedic Meditation is considered to be one of the most effective stress relieving techniques in the world. Effortless yet powerful in design, this practice can deliver the energy, clarity and focus required to elegantly balance the demands of balancing modern living as a Parent.

Not all meditation is difficult or requires hours of your day to experience results. With the right technique and instruction you can actually look forward to meditating every day. Daily meditation can help you become a better parent, a better partner and live a richer, fuller life.

Today, Hunter Cressman, shares 5 ways the modern family can benefit from meditation.

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1. More Natural Energy

If anyone can use more energy it’s parents. During meditation the body rests measurably 5 times deeper than sleep. This rest naturally energizes the mind, so that you’re ready to keep up with the kids and their activities all day. Daily practice can also increase your quality of sleep and reduce the amount of sleep needed over time.

2. Higher Quality Time

Children grow up fast. One moment they are saying their first word and before you know it they’re getting dressed for prom night. It’s easy to miss out on the full experience of parenthood when the mind is so easily distracted by last week’s mishaps and tomorrow’s to-do list. Meditation spontaneously melts away irrelevant thoughts from the past and future so that you can experience higher quality family time right here and now. 

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Many parents report that after learning to meditate not only do they feel calmer and happier, but their childrens’ behavior improves too. Children are sensitive to the energy of their parents and respond according to your moods. Most people learn to meditate for their own benefit, but a wonderful side effect of meditation is that it positively impacts the other people in our lives too.

4. Blissful Babies

Women who meditate while pregnant are, in effect, meditating for two. These babies have an early head start to a blissful life.

Additionally, the restfulness from meditation helps a Mother prepare for childbirth, and also adapt to the new routines of early parenthood.


5. Better Sex & Romance

Meditation can do a number of things for your life in the bedroom. It reduces stress, which directly affects libido and fertility. It can refine the five senses, which heights pleasure and romantic connection. It also increases energy, providing the drive needed to meet your partners desires when they arise.

Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum.

Hunter CressmanHunter Cressman is a qualified independent teacher of Vedic Meditation based in New York City. He is a skilled expert trained in the Himalayas of India under pre-eminent master-teachers. Hunter has taught hundreds of parents and children this effective stress relieving technique worldwide. You can learn more about Vedic Meditation and connect with Hunter at www.themodernmind.com

The Good Dinosaur, and some clothing too

Little boys and dinosaurs seem to go hand in hand. My Son is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment, he has dinosaur clothing, dinosaur books, and dinosaur toys. When I told him that we had been invited to a special screening of the movie – The Good Dinosaur – it was just the icing on the cake. What 5-year-old, doesn’t like a good Dino flick?

The Good Dinosaur

Spot and Arlo

The Good Dinosaur, is a new PG movie which is showing in theaters now. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney. The movie runs for 93 minutes, and is also available in 3D.

Last week, we attended a special screening of the movie here in New York City, hosted by The Moms – JCPenney MAMARAZZI®.

On arrival to the event, my Son picked out Good Dinosaur clothing from Okie Dokie, to wear throughout the movie, you know so he could really be in the Dino spirit! He enjoyed taking his time to look through the clothes, choosing pants to match a top, and then having a few photos taken.

JC Penney, has a whole range of Good Dinosaur clothing, and toys, which you can see HERE.

The Good Dinosaur

The animation, in true Pixar style, is visually breath-taking. While the story, is heart-warming and emotional. It is a tale of friendship, finding strength, facing fear, learning to forgive and moving on.

Arlo, is the runt of the dinosaur litter, who is scared of nearly everything, including the chickens he has to feed daily as one of his family chores. He is teased by his brother and sister because of this, and his Father trying to push him to be more confident, ends up dying tragically in an accident which young Arlo is witness too.

Some days later, Arlo falls into the river near his home, and ends up lost and confused many many miles from home. Scared he is befriended by an unlikey little sprite, named Spot. The 2 of them protect and help each other, resulting on an adventurous journey meeting fascinating creatures, to eventually make it back to their homes.

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Two things that I appreciated, is that there is a subtle reference noting the little realized fact that most of these great dinosaurs were vegans, and followed a plant-based diet. My Son also picked up on this, during the part of the movie where Spot brought Arlo animals to eat and was confused when Arlo would not eat them. Where did they get their protein, from plants of course!

Additionally, the movie also touches on the realization that you cannot predict or control Mother Nature, that you have to roll with the punches and be prepared for the unexpected, especially when spending time in the Great Outdoors.

These are both topics, which are discussed in my home often as a family – how to respect all beings and co-exist with our planet in harmony – and it is nice to have these examples for future discussions.

Follow the river, and you will find your way home

Follow the river, and you will find your way home

Although not an overly happy movie, my 5-year-old still very much enjoyed it. Being so young I feel that he was not able to grasp the severity of some of the situations, which is okay with me, as the beauty of the film and the fact that it was all about dinosaurs, kept him, glued to the screen.

I know that we are going to be watching it again and again.

Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum.

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Natural Immunity Builders, from food with love

Hippocrates, considered the father of Western medicine, is often quoted as saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Most of us know that a poor diet can contribute to poor health, but there are also certain foods that can support your immune system and increase your body’s resilience. As flu season peaks, here are a few foods that can help you boost your immunity through your diet.

A to Z CoverSophia Ruan Gushée is contributing to this article for Willy B Mum today. She is a New York City Mother of three who, upon leaving a career in investment management to spend more time with her children, began a journey to build the healthiest and safest environment possible for her family. I am sure many of you can relate to wanting that, I know that I can.

Her mission to become a truly conscious consumer led her into 5 years of research on the many toxins we are exposed to on a day-to-day basis, as well as the possible effects these substances can have on our lives – now that is dedication!

What manifested from all of this is Sophie’s first book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures. The book includes outdoor environments, your home, body, and diet.

Here, Sophia shares 5 commonly available foods that can help boost your immunity, are readily available and are easy enough to incorporate into your diet. By doing this, you can help ward off bugs, which are more prevalent moving into the colder months.

Foods to boost your immunity

  • Teas

Starting the day with teaStarting your morning with tea can actually help keep you healthy. Teas can be rich in antioxidants and polyphenols including flavonoids, which can help ward off illness.

Green, white, and black teas are great choices, as they have higher concentrations of antioxidants than other varieties. For the best herbal teas, choose ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, hibiscus, jasmine, rosehip, mint, rooibos (red tea), chamomile, and echinacea. Stick to varieties that are organic to reduce exposures to pesticides.

  • Orange Foods

Everyone has heard that vitamin C is key in warding off illnesses, and citrus fruits are known for their high concentration of the vitamin. Other orange-colored foods are also beneficial for immune support, containing antioxidants and nutrients like lycopene and beta-carotene. Try adding squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, mangoes and papayas to your recipes.

  • Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, arugula, bok choy, brussels sprouts, and broccoli, offer a rich supply of vitamins – including vitamin K, vitamin E and vitamin C – that may help prevent and fight inflammation and illnesses, including cancer.


  • Mushrooms

While the cultivated white or “button” mushrooms commonly found in grocery stores actually include natural carcinogens, certain varieties contain valuable immune-boosters. Shiitake, Enoki, Maitake, and Reishi mushrooms have a long history of medicinal use, and are known to help prevent cardiovascular diseases and stimulate the immune system.

  • Garlic

Often called a “superfood,” garlic has been used to fight illness for centuries, and is known to combat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. The active chemical, allicin, is not only responsible for garlic’s immunity-boosting power, but also its powerful smell. You can reap the benefits from eating cooked garlic: peel a few cloves, chop them, and then let them sit for 20 minutes before cooking. By letting the garlic rest, you will activate the immunity boosting nutrients, and allow the garlic to develop to its fullest potential.

We hope you enjoyed this article, thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum.

Sophia Ruan Gushee
Sophia Ruan Gushée earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master in Business Administration from Columbia University. She is also a certified yoga teacher, living in New York City with her family.  A to Z of D-Toxing, is her first book and available on Amazon. For more information visit: www.nontoxicliving.tips


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Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, No Cook – Pink Passion Pie

With Thanksgiving only a few days away here in the United States, we are excited to share another vegan, sugar & gluten free desert recipe following Cara’s fruit-topped cheesecake, to be sitting pretty at your table this year.

This recipe is also from the book – Love On A Plate – which is filled with plant-based recipes which do not require cooking, also know as raw food. For raw food enthusiasts, this is a book which will nicely complement others in your library. Or, if you appreciate the benefits of uncooked food from time-to-time and need some inspiration, then Love on A Plate is a good place to start.

Raw Food Way of Life

The idea behind this lifestyle, is that if meals are heated above a certain temperature (approx. 118 degrees) enzymes in the food are destroyed, thus compromising the life enhancing nutrition which is provided otherwise – basically, you want to get all the good you can from the food that you eat and keep it as pure as possible. A diet such as this, is made up of grains, seeds, nuts, beans, fruits and vegetables, with the aim of eating the majority, if not all food uncooked.

People who follow a raw food diet report less disease, more energy, feeling younger, (like a turning back of the clock, rather than aging feeling), and an overall sense of heightened wellness.

Sounds wonderful.

However, if you are not quite there yet, and are curious as to what a raw food diet offers, you can reap some of the benefits by cooking foods on a lower temperature for a longer time, which will avoid carcinogens that are produced at high temperatures. Or, you can try substituting meals you would usually cook, with ones you do not need to cook, like a salad or this recipe right here, the Pink Passion Pie.

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Raw, Vegan & Gluten-Free – Pink Passion Pie

Pink Passion Pie
Serves 6

Crust Recipe

  • 3 cup Brazil nuts
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup

What to do

  • Put brazil nuts into a food processor and pulse chop for 4 seconds, 3 times. You want the nuts to be in very small pieces, but not powdered. Pull out any large pieces of nut that have barely touched the blade and chop into tiny pieces
  • Pour into a bowl with maple syrup and stir, mixing very well
  • Brush a spring form pie pan with coconut oil and press the brazil nuts into the pan forming a very thin crust. So thin, it is one more push away from cracking. It’s optional if you want to go up the side of the pan
  • Set Aside


  • 1.5 cups coconut meat
  • 1.5 cups coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups unsoaked cashews
  • 1.5 – 2.75 cups maple syrup (depending on your preference)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 cups of pomegranate seeds (or any fruit)
  • 3 tablespoon chopped purple beetroot (for color)

What To Do

  • Place all filling ingredients in blender and blend on high for 7 seconds or until creamy
  • Place a medium size colander over a large bowl and pour filling through the colander to remove the hard seed bits from the pomegranate. Discard the seeds
  • Pour filling into pie crust
  • Put into freezer for 25 minutes to set, and then refrigerate
  • When ready to serve, release pie from the pan, place on a plate, garnish (see below) and slice to serve

Serving Suggestions
Raspberry Sauce 
Place one bag of thawed frozen raspberries in blender and blend on high for 6 seconds, pour into a squeeze bottle, and drizzle over pie

Garnish with orange zest, candied almonds, or pomegranate seeds

Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum, we hope you enjoy this decadent, and plant-based dessert.

Love on a Plate


Reprinted with permission of Rothkranz Publishing from LOVE ON A PLATE: The Gourmet UnCookbook by Cara Brotman and Markus Rothkranz; $29.97


Vegan, gluten free cheesecake, you can do it!

Okay, so Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with Thanksgiving comes the tradition of eating copious amounts of food. Thanksgiving is a bitter-sweet holiday for me, I am always so completely devastated by the by the estimate that close to 45 million turkeys are inhumanely killed in the United States for this day, each year. It is definitely not a thanksgiving for the turkey.

However, one thing that I am finding solace in, is introducing people to vegan and cruelty free foods, that are delicious and way healthier for you. This year is especially important to me that there are plenty of vegan and gluten-free desserts on the table because a few weeks ago my Son was diagnosed with a ton of allergies. Previous to this he was following a vegetarian/pescetarian diet. Not anymore though, his diet is now looking more like a vegan way of life, with fish included. He cannot eat gluten, eggs, or dairy products. On top of that peanuts are a concern, as well as corn, and a few other things.

I am sure, parents who are in the same position can relate to the feeling of not wanting your child to miss out on things like deserts at thanksgiving. I just want to see my Son happy, and know that even if there are certain foods he cannot eat, there are options, like this recipe I am sharing today.

The following vegan and gluten free cheesecake comes from the book, Love on A Plate, which is full of healthy recipes that do not require any cooking, yes you read that correctly!

Caras Vegan Cheesecake

Cara’s Fruit-Topped Cheesecake
Serves 6
Crust Recipe

  • 3 cup Brazil nuts
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup

What to do

  • Put brazil nuts into a food processor and pulse chop for 4 seconds, 3 times. You want the nuts to be in very small pieces, but not powdered. Pull out any large pieces of nut that have barely touched the blade and chop into tiny pieces.
  • Pour into a bowl with maple syrup and stir, mixing very well.
  • Brush a spring form pie pan with coconut oil and press the brazil nuts into the pan forming a very thin crust. So thin, it is one more push away from cracking. It’s optional if you want to go up the side of the pan.
  • Set Aside

Filling Recipe

  • 3 cup coconut meat
  • 2.5 cup unsoaked cashews
  • 9 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1.5 cup coconut water
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla

What to do

  • Put all the filling ingredients in blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.
  • Pour into pie pan.
  • Put in freezer to set for 25 minutes, and then let chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.

Serving Suggestions
Raspberry Sauce 
Place one bag of thawed frozen raspberries in blender and blend on high for six seconds, pour into a squeeze bottle, and drizzle over pie.

Scatter dried pineapple, strawberries, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, grated orange rind or mint leaves on top.

Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum, we hope you enjoy this decadent plant-based alternative to a cheesecake.



Reprinted with permission of Rothkranz Publishing from LOVE ON A PLATE: The Gourmet UnCookbook by Cara Brotman and Markus Rothkranz; $29.97.

Healthy mouth care, with an ancient tradition thrown in

Looking after your teeth, (and your children’s teeth from an early age), is imperative to ensure you will all have a healthy set for the rest of your life, but  what about natural options? Most of the common sense steps you can take are pretty straight forward, like –

  • Brushing your teeth after every meal, or at least twice a day, aiming to brush for a solid 2 minutes of cleaning for the best results
  • Floss daily
  • Avoid eating damaging foods and drinks, such as fizzy drinks and sugary foods
  • If you drink coffee, rinse your mouth out with water afterwards to avoid staining
  • See a dentist regularly, I take my Son and I also go every 6 months for a cleaning and a check up

My Son brushing his teeth

The Benefits of Regular Check-Ups

One of the biggest benefits of having regular check-ups with your dentist is that you can address any problems with your teeth early, before it starts to become a problem. If a tooth starts to become slightly crooked, you can get braces or a retainer fitted early, to solve the issue and straighten your teeth. You can also help to avoid any damaging tooth decay or infections, which could lead to fillings or even removal of the tooth.

To give you an example, I had my last check up around 7 months ago. I had a cleaning and my routine X-rays, where everything looked great. However, when I went back last month for my next cleaning and check up, a few problems had arisen. I needed 2 fillings, with a possibility of root canal. The root canal was avoided thankfully, however if I had waited much longer, and had not made the time to go to my dentist for my regular check up, I might not have been so lucky.

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If my story has your worried, at least in this day and age of lighting fast technology, it is easy enough to find a dentist. For our Australian readers, I just tested this out looking for a Brisbane CBD Dentist and quickly found a clinic with reasonable out-of-pocket costs. It took all of 3 seconds!

Holistic Choices

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Additionally, consider incorporating the ancient Ayurvedic technique of oil pulling on a daily basis, which is where you swish, traditionally sesame oil, in your mouth of up to 20 minutes each day and then spit out. Coconut oil is also very popular.

The swishing motion is said to activate enzymes, thus “pulling” all manner of toxins out of your body. According to one study, oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, and modified gingival scores. Other claims are that it whitens your teeth, makes your mouth feel generally cleaner and can eliminate the dreaded morning breath. Just remember that the oil must not be swallowed as it contains bacteria and toxins.

Regular oil pulling is also a fantastic option for those who do not have dental insurance or who cannot afford to go to the dentist. You can read more about this on Wellness Mama.

Two different approaches to dental hygiene to keep you on the right track. Personally, I think if you incorporate oil pulling to complement traditional dental recommendations, you will insure healthy teeth till a ripe old age. I have so far, had much success doing both.

Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum!

Fall Awards Giveaway

Together with Mommy Scene, we are excited to announce the 2015 Fall Green Scene Mom Award Winners, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation, while bringing you an awesome giveaway featuring some of the award-winning products! Check out all the great award-winning gear below!

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Discovery Boxes

Prize: 1 Discovery Box, choose from Ocean Exploration, Rainforest, or Butterfly Garden

These fun sensory Discovery Boxes from Revelae Kids will introduce kids to a magical whimsical world of realistic looking animals & creatures, sparkling gems & crystals, and colorful plants & flowers. Kids will enjoy hours of imaginative play; scooping, collecting, and sorting the hidden treasures within each box. Award Details

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Fiddlediddles LullaBelay

Prize: LullaBelay Car Seat Strap & Cover

LullaBelay is the first and only adjustable strap system that safely secures an infant car seat to a shopping cart. LullaBelay allows parents to have worry-free & hands-free shopping experience! Even for those who exclusively baby wear, LullaBelay can give a helping hand. On days of inclement weather or if baby is sleeping, bring baby into the store in their infant carrier, attach the carrier to the cart with LullaBelay, then baby wear. With LullaBelay the carrier is out-of-the-way and cart is entirely open. LullaBelay comes with the adjustable strap system with hardware, protective cover with zippered access to baby, and a small bag to store it all in. LullaBelay is CPSIA certified and is made with eco-friendly materials. Shop safe, shop happy! Award Details

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Soft Skin Co.

Prize: Stretch Softly Stretch Mark Prevention Set

Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy is taken to an entirely new level with the Stretch Softly Stretch Mark Prevention System. Made from a special fabric designed to keep moisture on your skin rather than on your clothing. After applying our (good-enough-to-eat) all natural oil to your pregnant belly and bum, slip on the comfortable, lightweight tank top and shorts to keep the moisture on your skin as an ultra deep moisturizing treatment. Wear them for a few hours after a bath or overnight. It will keep your skin hydrated until you take them off. Not to mention that your skin will feel incredible! Award Details

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Prize: Pello Luxe Floor Pillow – Organic Hayden

Designed by a mom for a well-loved baby, Pello is a luxe floor pillow that goes beyond the standard play mat, positioning pillow, or baby gym. The pello provides comfort and support, promotes muscle development, and encourages independent play. Pello is unique because it meets a child’s ever-changing needs. The pello’s distinctive donut shape, with the raised edges and soft, padded center, has several benefits at all stages of a child’s life. Award Details

  • Babies feel cuddled in the soft center.
  • Babies with acid reflux experience less discomfort because they are laying at an angle, not flat on a floor blanket.
  • As a baby gets stronger and tries to sit up, his/her head is protected no matter which way they fall because of the circle design.
  • This is a perfect pillow for tummy time.
  • The organic Hayden Pello is washable and made of 100% organic cotton fabrics.
  • The two handles make it easy to take anywhere, anytime. Just fold it in half like a taco and go!

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Leaf Therapeutic

Prize: Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion

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Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion was developed by a mom who used ingredients that are 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 ultra-hydrating, hypoallergenic, unscented lotion, this is the lotion for you! Award Details

Buttons Diapers

Prize: 1 diaper cover and 3 microfiber daytime inserts

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Buttons Diapers make adorable cloth diapers in a wide range prints and solids, using a 2-in-1 system of cover and snap-in insert. They recently launched several new diaper cover prints and solid colors, including a darling fox print called “Sherwood”, a striking navy blue “Ahoy”, and “Sunshine” yellow. Buttons’ day time and night-time inserts snap into these covers for a universal fit for babies 6 to 35 lbs. Award Details


Prize: Liliputi 3-in-1 Babywearing and Maternity Mama Coat

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The Liliputi Babywearing and Maternity Mama Coat is trendy and practical, especially for easily keeping your baby cozy during the colder months. You can wear it without a baby or with the babywearing insert for front and also back carry. With an extra pregnancy insert you can also use it while you are expecting your little one providing with warmth and protection from the beginning. The SoftShell fabric resists moisture and provides effective breath-ability and windproof protection. It’s comfortable, convenient and pretty in any case. Its sleek design is sporty and elegant at the same time, therefore the coat is ideal for all occasions. Its vibrant colors lighten up the darkest winter. The Liliputi Mama Coat matches all the style lines of the Liliputi carriers and bags collections, but it does not really matter which carrier you pick, it is bound to work. Award Details

Sudsy Dough

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

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Sudsy Dough is an interactive bath toy that doubles as a moldable scented dough and a cleansing sensory soap! Sudsy Dough was created by a mom to make bath time fun for her own daughter. Kids 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! Award Details


Prize: Pink Eco-Teether Crib Rail Cover & Toys

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BabeeTalk’s Eco-Teether Crib Rail Cover helps prevent baby from chewing on the crib rail and features a classic design that accents any nursery style. The exclusive, patented design was created by a mom of three for well-informed, eco-chic parents and chew happy babies looking for a safe, comforting way to teethe. Award Details

Enter to win these great prizes and more!

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Starting on Wednesday November the 4th, this contest is sponsored by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries. One winner will be chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the contest ends on Nov. 18th, 2015. 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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Healthy Halloween Giveaway

This month, fellow blogger MommyOnTheMoney.com hosted her first Healthy Halloween Planet Playdate event. This event helped educate families on how to include children with allergies in Trick-or-Treating, and how to make healthier choices in the candy and snacks we give out to children

The Planet Playdate kids painted Teal pumpkins for the Teal Pumpkin Project. These pumpkins are a symbol that your home has non-food treats for kids who have food allergies. You can also download a sign here.

The kids at the play date snacked on USDA organic and Non-GMO Project verified foods from Bitsy’s Brain Food, and YumEarth, and the babies sampled Award Winning Bambo Nature Premium Baby Diapers. and Love Child Organics fruit pouches.

We are giving ALL readers a 14 Day FREE Trial of Grokker.com online yoga videos!

One Giveaway Winner will WIN products from the following companies AND a Year of Grokker.com Membership!

A variety pack of Love Child Organics products

Bitsy’s Brain Food cereal and another mixed case of Smart Cookies

YumEarth $20 Prize Pack


It’s Giveaway Time

We are giving away a BIG prize pack of items for baby, kids, and Mum to have a Healthy Halloween! Not just for Halloween though, these prizes can be enjoyed long after the spooky holiday!

There will be ONE lucky Winner for the following Prize for a Total (ARV $358):

    • 1 year membership to Grokker.com online yoga (RV $118)
    • 1 case Bambo Nature Diapers (RV $85)
    • 1 Bitsy’s Brain Food Prize Pack (RV $75 )
    • 1 Love Child Organics Prize Pack (RV $60)
    • 1 YumEarth Prize Pack (RV $20)

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Tula Baby Carrier Giveaway

Tula logoHere at Willy B Mum we are excited to be teaming up with fellow parenting blogger Mommy on the Money to be  giving away a Tula Baby Carrier to one lucky winner. If you do not know what a Tula is, rest assured the brand has kind of like a cult follower, and is a very popular choice for carrying your Little One close to you while moving through your day-to-day business. One of the reasons I personally love it, is because there are so many bright colors to choose from, but there are many other pros to consider too.

This giveaway is not sponsored by Tula or any other brand. Instead, it is an amazing group of bloggers who pooled together their money and time to give away this awesome prize. Let’s shout out to Michigan Savings and More, This N That with Olivia, Live Life Naturally and Tales from A Southern Mom — this is a product that we all honestly love!


Hard choices, so Kristi on Mommy on the Money chose 4 Tula carriers instead

So Why Tula?

We appreciate the award-winning Tula brand for its overall practicality. However, in particular for the carrier we are giving away; it can be used in both front and back positions to carry your Little One, it holds a child from 15 – 45 pounds, it is so easy to use and very comfortable to wear, and it can be used from birth by using the additional buy of the infant insert. Among many other reasons!


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As some of you are probably already aware, there are so many benefits to baby wearing and Kristi over at MommyOnTheMoney.com is enjoying wearing her second baby, right now. And, of course she is using a wonderful Tula baby carrier. No she didn’t win the Tula, or get it for free for talking about it on her blog. In actual fact she bought not 1 but 4 of them because she couldn’t decide which one she liked best! As an after thought, she figured she would choose one, return 2 and collaborate with some bloggers to give one away.

So which one are we giving away?

Well that would be, the beautifully colorful new Tula ergonomic baby carrier in the Parker design (seen at left).


It’s Giveaway Time
We are giving away a Tula Baby Carrier valued at around $150 USD.
This giveaway is open to residents in the United States only who are over 18 years of age.
This giveaway ends on Thursday the 5th on November, 2015.

Enter below for your chances to win
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum!

Winner will be chosen randomly, entry verified, and notified via email used to sign in. 
Failure to respond within 48 hours forfeits the prize. 
This giveaway is in NO way sponsored or affiliated with ANY other brand besides 
MommyOnTheMoney.com and bloggers named as cohosts in this post. MommyOnTheMoney.com is 
solely responsible for awarding the prize. 
The prize will be mailed from MommyOnTheMoney.com. 
MommyOnTheMoney.com reserves the right to substitute a cash prize or Amazon.com 
for the full value of the prize if necessary due to shipping/delivery issues that 
may arise.