The folks over at San Diego Moms aren’t letting a little social distancing get in the way of helping education new and expecting moms!
Their conference called Bloom is going virtual, and it’s free to attend! There will be a grip of great speakers- Doctors, Dentists, lactation consultants, and more!
The VIRTUAL BLOOM
event will take place on Saturday, November 7th from 10-1pm and it is completely FREE
for all new and expecting mamas to attend the virtual event (upgraded ticket options that includes swag bags!). The pandemic has changed how we might do things, but it will not change the experience that we have brought to San Diego year over year!
This exclusive event is designed to bring new and expecting moms the latest must-have products as well as the newest information possible from local experts. BLOOM is presented by Children’s Primary Care Medical Group, the largest pediatric primary care group in San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties.
If you want to snag a free ticket, click here
Our family tends to give a few meaningful gifts each holiday. One gift my kids always look forward to is a new, warm, snuggly blanket.
I found a company called My Comfy Critter and it has all of the things that kids want in a blanket: it’s big enough to wrap around them, a hood to cuddle in, and their favorite cartoon characters (Paw Patrol and PJ Masks) or animals (oh hello Speedy the Sloth!).
Each blanket features:
- 100% Polyester Chenille fleece
- Velcro tab with woven label that helps turn him into a pet or pillow
- Blanket Size: 36″x47″
- Machine Washable
Not only are these great gifts that kids will cuddle with for years, but they are a great buy at less than $30 each!
Halloween is looking a lot different this year, with social distancing, and a lot of places still having quarantine/limited contact with others.
We usually do a lot of Halloween events. We usually go to Brick or treat at Legoland, and we usually go to a pumpkin patch and several Halloween carnival the week of Halloween.
Unfortunately, a lot of the events we go to aren’t happening this year. Instead, a lot of the groups/organizations that put together carnivals and fun events have instead opted to switch to contact list or drive-through trunk or treat/trick-or-treat events. We haven’t gone to any yet, so I’m not really sure how it’s gonna work but will be going to a bunch this week and weekend. We skipped one that was taking place last Saturday because we did not have our costumes prepared.
Here is a small list of trunk or treat/drive-through events that I have found after a quick search on Facebook. If you have any other events that you would like to add, please leave a comment below with a link to the event page. I love Halloween, as do my kids. Any excuse to dress up, and I know there are so many people out there that look forward to Halloween every year.
I’m a little late to the game- I usually post about this deal a few weeks beforehand, but… Gestures at the state of the world… You know.
Celebrate Halloween With a Freaky Freebie From IHOP®!
Happy Halloween from IHOP®! Treat yourself to some seasonal stacks & treat the kids to a FREE Mr. Mummy Pancake when you visit your local IHOP® from October 26-30.
The kids and I are going to pass this year. They don’t like frosting on their pancakes, and the big one doesn’t like their butter (it’s really hard and it doesn’t melt on the pancakes, it tears the pancakes when you try to spread it). I don’t like IHOP’s coffee. I know, I know… We are Denny’s snobs.
The Fine Print: For dine-in orders, kids age 12 & under receive one free Mr. Mummy Pancake between 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. from 10/26/2020 – 10/30/2020 at participating IHOP® locations. Limit one per child. For online orders via the IHOP® website or mobile app of $20 or more, receive one free Mr. Mummy pancake per order. Tax, gratuity and price of Mr. Mummy Pancake excluded. Not valid with other offers, coupons or discounts. No cash value. Offer valid from 10/26/20 to 10/30/2020. At participating restaurants. Further restrictions may apply.
Are you the parent of an infant or toddler? Check out this awesome opportunity from our friends at HappyBaby Organics!
The Happy Parents Community by Happy Baby is the place for all parents. A group to support each other, laugh together, give advice, share offers and education, and above all, work together to raise happy, healthy kids!
The community features exclusive offers, product previews, and other surprises.
And there are coupons too! Click here to print $1 off a 4-pack!
If your kids are anything like mine, quarantine2020 has been one long art project, punctuated by snack breaks.
The cool peeps over at Chalkola sent us a 40 pack of Chalk Markers and these are a game-changer!
The 40 pack is a mix of neon, classic, and metallic color.
Whether you’re a mom looking for holiday decorating with kids, a clean alternative to standard chalk or paint for the kids, a teacher on a quest for the most sought-after education classroom supplies, these markers are a must-have!
Not your average chalk markers! Unlike other chalk markers I’ve tried in the past, Chalkola offers high-quality water-based ink is washable and delivers smudge & dust free – saturated, clean, flowing fine lines that go on smooth and quick dry within minutes.
The best part- Chalkola Chalk markers are Kid safe and odor-free. The Xylene-free, dustless, nontoxic formula is both eco-friendly and safe for use at home, For Adults Coloring & Painting Canvas, Wedding parties, DIY crafts projects, in the classroom & kindergarten, and anywhere else that could use a vibrant touch.
Does all of that sound fun? Well, now it’s your turn to give these Chalkola Chalk Markers are try! I am giving away a 40 count box! Entering is easy- Leave a comment with your kid’s favorite color. I’ll select a winner on October 27th in the evening. The winner will be notified via email. Winner must reside in the US.
If you have kids, you know they lose stuff all the time. Labels are great, but in the age of stranger danger and keeping our kids safe, tagging their belongings with something safer than their names seems like a good idea.
Lola Tags are the answer to our needs.
Lola Tags don’t reveal your name or personal phone number (conserving your and your kid’s privacy). They are dishwasher and washing machine safe, and best of all, there is no app or other costs to use them.
And the best part is that they are a really good deal! 1 sheet (of 7) for $5 or 3 sheets for $10.
I’ve put them on our water bottles, backpacks, and jackets. Fingers crossed we don’t lose them, but if we do… Lola Tag has my back.
Fall and Winter are the prime time for illnesses to go around, especially the flu. While the flu shot isn’t effective against all strains of influenza, it does help to keep those to receive it safely again many strains.
Most insurance companies offer no or low-cost flu shots, but if you are uninsured and facing financial difficulties, even $20 for a flu shot can be out of reach. Thankfully there are organizations and resources to help keep you healthy and safe.
If you are in San Diego County, Champions for Health offers free Flu shots, PCV13 shots for those over 65, and Tdap shots for those between the ages of 10-64. They have opportunities all over San Diego County throughout the fall.
If you or your children are in need of vaccinations (flu and beyond) but are without insurance, the san Diego County Health and Human Services Agency offers no-cost vaccines. More information can be found here.
In addition to vaccines, there are a lot of other ways you can stay healthy this fall and winter. Most of us are already doing them!
- Wash your hands frequently- use soap and water and scrub for at least 20-30 seconds.
- Try not to touch your face.
- Cover your nose and mouth when your sneeze (either with a tissue or cough or sneeze into your elbow).
- Use hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands with soap and water.
- If you are wearing re-usable/cloth masks, make sure to wash and dry them frequently. Disposable masks should be used once and thrown away. Please remember to clip the elastic ear loops before throwing the mask away- animals can get caught up in the loops.
- Avoid sick people, and if you aren’t feeling well yourself, do not go out in public.
- Eat well, include lots of vitamin and mineral rich foods.
- Stay Hydrated. This is my favorite water bottle.
My kids are ready to celebrate! I’ve found some freebies and low-cost deals for those of you looking for some sweet deals (see what I did there??) and some of our family recipes if you are in the mood to cook.
If you are trying to stay on budget, here are a few of our family favorite dessert recipes:
If you’ve discovered any other awesome deals or freebies for this National Dessert day, please leave it in the comments below!