9.26.2016

Giftcard for Baby Food Giveaway!

When I look back over the course of how things have changed or progressed for each of my children, I am constantly amazed. Maybe it is the fact that you do things a little bit differently with your third kid versus your first. Things aren't as trivial and you don't stress about every little detail. With my first child, I read every book, I tried many techniques and looking back I made things pretty complicated on myself.  I made cute little onesies, I cloth diapered with homemade detergent, and I made my own baby food that I froze in ice cube trays.




With my second child I was back to work full-time and did not have the time to devote to scrubbing diapers or making baby food, especially when there were perfectly acceptable choices available in my grocery store. 4-5 years ago, there was still a big difference in what types of food were available for my son. If I wanted something with minimal processing or preservative free I had to buy organic. Pouches of food were just beginning to appear on shelves, but they were SO expensive and a bit limited in what they offered.

With baby number three, perhaps I have just learned to go with the flow a bit more, or maybe things have progressed and since made things easier. Baby food is available with minimal ingredients and processing and also free of GMO's, which I am not even sure if that was a big deal 5+ years ago? I'm no longer forced to scrape lumpy peas out of my food processor (Mine never looked as nice as the image below!) or revert to brands of food with mystery ingredients.

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So that you can try a few new selections for your baby, I am having a giveaway for a $50 gift card! All you have to do to enter is comment below on "what you have learned being a mom." and your email address. That's it! A winner will be chosen at random on October 5th. Spread the word!!

26 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I am currently pregnant with my first child and so far, I have learned that EVERY BABY/MAMA is DIFFERENT! Ask 10 moms for a thought on a product, and you will have 10 totally different answers. :o) Taking it all with a grain of salt until my little man arrives. :o)
    khorniacek@gmail.com

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  2. I learned patience! I have 4 kids, ranging in age from 1 to 13.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. I've learned with two kids that hard times only last a short while in the scheme of things and that babies grow up quick!

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  4. I have learned unconditional love from being a mom:) Thanks for the chance!!

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  5. I learned that every baby/child is different. What may work for one may not work with the other!

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  6. I learned to cherish everyday.
    vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  7. I've learned to take one day at a time and to not stress about the little things!

    Coleslaura2211(at) yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I have learned to take things more slowly and take a nap when I can. :) mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com

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  9. As a first time mom I learned to not focus on making sure my child was hitting every milestones because each child learns and grows differently.

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  10. As a first time mom I learned to remain calm and patient. After every sneeze and fall I was worried about my son being sick or needing to go to the ER instead of remaining calm and not freaking out about every little thing.

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  11. I totally resonate with this post! I have three kids. With my first, I cloth-diapered and made lots of homemade baby food. By the time I had the third, I used only disposable diapers and rely mostly on the baby food pouches now that she can feed herself! I also stress less and worry less! Kids are pretty resilient! ;)
    —Amy

    adair.amy at gmail dot com

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  12. I have learned that you can't do it all and it is okay to accept or ask for help.

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  13. I learned to be appreciative for the small things and to encourage my children.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  14. Learned that the hard times don't last that long and unfortunately neither do the really fun ages that you want to hold onto for ever!!

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  15. I've learned to hold them when they're little and enjoy the small moments because they grow up fast!

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  16. I learned to be appreciative of all the little moments & also that there is only so much planning you can do! lilinette1981 at gmail dot com

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  17. I learned that some need to stress out about my baby developing at her pace and having a personality different than I expected. Inkablondi@hotmail.com ❤️

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  19. I've learned to be patient somewhat. I'm still working on that with adults :)

    nbe06 at att dot net

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  20. I have learned that motherhood is messy but it is beautiful.

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  21. I have learned to appreciate the small things and spend as much time with my children as I can because they grow up fast! (I'm not sure if I commented already... If I did, you can just delete this. Thanks!)

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  22. I've learned to take one day at a time and enjoy every day with the kids.

    Coleslaura2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I learned the same thing- could've written this verbatim. Ford is eating packaged baby food, but I feel good about it and not guilty like I did with the first!

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  24. I learned that the hard times never last as long as you are afraid they will and the really good times are over before you're ready for it! Nicolelynnroberts@gmail.com

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