Saturday, November 30, 2013

Winners for the Week of November 24, 2013

Teddy Bears Personalized Thanksgiving Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners: Ann B., Christian A., and Pauline M.!

Coming Home for Christmas (DVD)

Congratulations to the winner: Glogirl!

Five Free Product Coupons for Smart Ones Oatmeal

Congratulations to the winner: Annemarie Z.!

$25 NAPA AutoCare Center Gift Card

Congratulations to the winner: Wendy R.!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (November 30, 2013)

Welcome to the post-Thanksgiving edition of the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Now it's time to hopefully win some holiday gifts! Check out the giveaways listed in my right sidebar and in the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, be sure to share it with us. Happy holidays!

This Holiday, Give Your Child the World with Little Passports ~ Up to 50% Off the First Month!

Every month, follow Little Passports characters Sam and Sofia as they embark on a new country adventure. Your first month’s Explorer Kit arrives in a suitcase and contains everything your child needs to get started learning about our big world: a letter from Sam and Sofia, a map, a passport, stickers, access to online games and more. Country specific packages filled with fun souvenirs, letters, stickers, photos and activity sheets arrive every month thereafter. Get started with Little Passports today, subscriptions start as low as $10.95! (And that's without the discount!) Check out these deals!! 

Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sales at Little Passports

Run Dates: November 29th - December 4th, 2013

·  From November 29th - December 2nd: 50% off first month of monthly subscription with code: BLACK50

·  On December 3rd: 40% off first month of monthly subscription with code: BLACK40

·  On December 4th: 30% off first month of monthly subscription with code: BLACK30

Restrictions: Discount is valid on first month only. All discounts are off of the retail price excluding the shipping and tax. Offer valid on new subscriptions only. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer valid from 29th Nov - 2nd Dec. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving ~ from Disney's Frozen and Susan Heim on Parenting! #DisneyFrozen

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Thanksgiving Day: 50% Off Personalized iPhone Cases at Tiny Prints!

Tiny Prints iPhone Cases
This Thanksgiving, enjoy 50% off personalized iPhone cases at Tiny Prints! These make awesome one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays! Aren't they adorable?

When: Thanksgiving Day until 11:59pm PT
Discount Code: IPHONE50

Plus, you can stack that discount code with FS13 for Free Shipping on your order!!

Offer expires 11/28/13 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save 50% off customer photo iPhone cases using the code IPHONE50 at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on, third party or partner websites. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time without notice. We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Holiday Travel Tips from Disney's Planes!‏

Whether your holiday meal is a car or plane ride away, make holiday travel a breeze with some handy holiday travel tips from Disney's Planes in the slideshow below!

And keep little ones entertained with fun printable activities inspired by Disney’s Planes!

Download Travel Activity Kit

Disney's Planes is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack!

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My Secret Angel and Me Gift Set: A Giveaway! (3 Winners)

If you need a gift for a sweet little girl or boy in your life, I hope you’ll consider this gorgeous gift set that includes the children’s book, My Secret Angel and Me: How the Gift of Christmas Came to Be, by Ashley Adorno and Rachel Hernandez, and a beautiful angel doll!

This delightful book was written by two stay-at-home moms on a mission to teach their children about the real meaning of Christmas but in a way that incorporates Santa Claus, too! In My Secret Angel and Me, an angel flies down from heaven to share the nativity story with your child in lovely rhyming verses and illustrations. (Children also get the pleasure of naming their angel!) But this story goes beyond the Biblical story to help children understand how Santa and Jesus’s birth can co-exist at Christmas. You see, God has commissioned Santa to bring gifts to boys and girls at Christmas. But Santa also knows that no gift on his sleigh is as precious as the gift of God’s son, Jesus. Both God and Santa want children to do their best and be kind to others. And God’s secret angel is always with your child to help him or her do well and to share God’s love.

The lovely gift set includes an angel doll that can be hidden for children to help them find their very own angel! Or they can snuggle up with their angel doll to know that God’s love is always with them. Children can also register their angel at and sign up to receive Angel Mail, which sends a monthly Biblically based message and lovely illustration from their angel to their inbox.

I am so thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful gift set for Christmas to three lucky winners. I hope you’ll make My Secret Angel and Me part of your family’s Christmas tradition!

My Secret Angel and Me website:


Three lucky winners will receive a My Secret Angel and Me gift set! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Lovable Labels Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale!

Lovable Labels is your #1 source for durable personalized labels, tags, safety products and much more. By recognizing the unique personality in every child, Lovable Labels inspires children to take better care of their belongings. Their durable products withstand the dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, and the greatest test -- your child! Enjoy these awesome Black Friday / Cyber Monday discounts at Lovable Labels!

Disclosure: I will receive complimentary labels as a thank-you for sharing this information.

Tanner’s Tasty Paste: Ice Cream Flavored Toothpastes Your Kids Will Love! (GIVEAWAY)

One of my sons, Caleb, is not a big fan of minty toothpastes, so he was very excited to learn about Tanner’s Tasty Paste! These ice cream flavored toothpastes come in Banilla Bling and Cha Cha Chocolate. Both of my boys love the taste of them, particularly the Banilla Bling.

Tanner’s Tasty Paste was developed by a pediatric dentist and contains Xylitol to help fight plaque. There are no harmful ingredients like saccharin or sodium lauryl sulfate. The Banilla Bling and Cha Cha Chocolate contain fluoride, and there’s also a Baby Bling version that’s fluoride-free for younger children or those who prefer not to have fluoride.

If your kids balk at the taste of current toothpastes on the market, give Tanner’s Tasty Paste a try! Chances are good that they will love the flavor, which means they’ll brush more often and for longer periods of time. Learn more at Follow Tanner’s Tasty Paste on Facebook and Twitter, too.


One lucky winner will receive a full line of Tanner’s Tasty Paste! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, December 9, 2013. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

Children’s Book Review: "Mr. Tiger Goes Wild," by Peter Brown ~ Plus Download an Activity Kit!

When you’re a child, you’re often praised for conformity, which can be a good thing. We want our children to wear appropriate clothing to school, write their letters properly, and follow the rules. When it’s important for safety and structure, conformity is not a bad concept. However, children also need to know that being “different” is okay, too. It’s cool if you like chess when your friends are into baseball. It’s fun to put a purple streak in your hair or glittery nail polish on your fingernails. These things make our kids unique and enable them to be true to themselves.

That’s the message in Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, by Peter Brown. In this delightful children’s picture book, we find a world in which all of the animals have perfect manners, dress the same, and behave properly. But Mr. Tiger wants to be, well, wild! So, he decides to walk on all four paws instead of two. And he lets out a big ROAR! once in a while instead of speaking quietly. Then one day he goes too far: He removes his clothes! All the other animals are shocked and tell Mr. Tiger that if he must be wild, he should do it in the wilderness. Mr. Tiger thinks that is a great idea! So, he runs away to the wilderness where he can be as wild as he wants. But eventually he gets lonely, so he returns to the city. Fortunately, he finds that changes are being made. Some of the animals are beginning to walk on all fours and behave a little wilder. And Mr. Tiger now feels free to be himself!

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild is filled with bright and colorful illustrations, also by Peter Brown. Children will love Mr. Tiger’s spunkiness and daring. This is a great book for adults to read with children and spur a discussion about when it’s appropriate to do as others do and when it’s okay to be different. I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Mr. Tiger Goes Wild for the little ones in your life for the holidays! Learn more about this book and the author at


Download a fun Mr. Tiger activity kit! Activities include a Mr. Tiger mask, stick puppets, a word scramble, and a matching game! And click here for bonus holiday pages, which include Mr. Tiger gift tags and an ornament!

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We’re Celebrating NOVICA’s New Premium Gift Wrapping Service with a Giveaway for a $40 Gift Code!

If you’re looking for beautiful and unique gifts for the holidays, you’ve got to check out NOVICA. I just love browsing through all of the wonderful items made by artisans from around the world. Many of them live in rural communities and don't have the means to sell their work on the international market. NOVICA gives them a free platform to do this and reach customers on a global scale. I’ve ordered several items from NOVICA in the past, and have always been thrilled with my order. They have jewelry, clothing, household goods, artwork, and more. Check out just a few of their beautiful items:

And now, to make your gift-giving even more special, NOVICA is offering its new Premium Gift Wrapping Service on items ordered from India, Bali & Java, and Thailand! When you select this option at checkout, your gift will be wrapped by hand in exquisite packaging. Have it sent directly to your recipient, and your work is done! Most premium gift wrap is only $3.95-$5.95 per item.

I hope you’ll visit NOVICA for your holiday shopping. Not only will you be supporting a very talented artisan, but you’ll be getting a gorgeous gift for someone special in your life. Head over to today.


One lucky winner will receive a gift code for $40 to spend at! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, December 9, 2013.

Tiny Prints Thanksgiving Sitewide Sale: 25% off Any Order Plus Free Shipping!

Don’t miss out on Tiny Prints’ Thanksgiving sale! Now is a great time to get your personalized holiday cards, invitations, gifts and more at Tiny Prints! Through Thanksgiving day, they’re offering 25% off any order, plus you can get free shipping in the U.S. This is a fantastic offer, so you won’t want to miss it!

Offer: 25% Off Any Order*
When: Now through 11:59 PM PT November 28, 2013
Promo Code: TG13

Offer: Free Shipping for All US Orders**
And, yes, you can stack this with the 25% Coupon above!!!
When: Limited Time Only
Promo Code: FS13


*Offer expires 11/28/13 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save 25% off all orders using the code TG13 at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with other offers. This offer is not applicable to previously placed orders or toward the purchase of greeting cards, Erin Condren weekly planners, Platinum Design Service, gift cards, gift certificates, calendars or photo books. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on, third party or partner websites. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time without notice. We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time.

**Offer is valid for a limited time only. Enjoy Free Standard Delivery when you use the code FS13 at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Shipping offer applies to non-sample orders shipped to a location within the 48 contiguous United States. Shipping offer applies to Standard Shipping rates only. This offer may be combined with other select offers. This offer is not applicable to previously placed orders or toward the purchase of greeting cards, photo books, calendars, gift cards or gift certificates. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on, third party or partner websites. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time without notice. We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The New BFF: Being Financially Free ~ An Excerpt and a Giveaway!

Susan Heim on Parenting is pleased to be a stop on the tour for the new book, The New BFF: Being Financially Free, by Natalia Yosco. Read on to find out more about this book, an excerpt, and a giveaway to win a copy!

About this book:
In three short years, Natalia Yosco went from stay-at-home mom to financially free mompreneur. Today she leads a team of thousands and is expanding her business with new partners across North America, all while working from home. Natalia's passion is teaching women how to design a life with more money, time, purpose, and possibilities -- for themselves and their families. A network marketing leader and top performer in her company, she always tells those on her team to dream big. It's her mission to help others enjoy the same financial freedom that she and her family enjoy today. Natalia wrote The New BFF: Being Financially Free to help other women experience the joy of working on their own terms, the exhilaration of partnering with sharp, driven people, and the remarkable power and satisfaction of being financially free.

In The New BFF: Being Financially Free, Natalia explains how to:
✓ Use your strengths and passions to create a business suited specifically to you
✓ Harness your natural skill at networking to grow and support your business
✓ Design a flexible schedule while maintaining successful business practices
✓ Avoid the pitfalls and mistakes made by many novice entrepreneurs
✓ Stay focused on your goals and dreams and in control of your financial future.

An excerpt from The New BFF

Being Financially Free: Natalia’s Little Secret

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
~Oprah Winfrey

By now, most of you have heard of the bestselling book, The Secret. Based on the Law of Attraction™, the idea is that if you think and believe something will come to you, the universe will give it to you. Well, I’m all for thinking positively -- you usually can’t get something if you don’t think you can -- but my secret involves a little more action and a little less waiting for the universe!

Yes, I want to live my dreams. Yes, I want financial freedom. Yes, I want to stay home with my kids and have fun doing it. Okay, now how do I make that happen?

My jumpstart was learning about a network marketing opportunity with a young, California-based skin care company a mere three years ago. The opportunity would allow me to work part-time, from home, and potentially make $500, or $5,000, or $10,000, or even $50,000 or more a month! My kids were users of their other highly successful products (which are advertised on television, and you’ve probably seen their ads), and I knew people loved and trusted the company founders, so I knew they were the real deal. I also knew that, if I had the chance to partner with them on their next big business venture, I would take it. After looking into the opportunity, I knew two more things: I was willing to do the work, and I loved the idea of BFF!

There are a few things you should know about me. No, I don’t have a business degree, and I had absolutely zero network marketing experience. I haven’t tried to climb the corporate ladder or break the perpetual glass ceiling in a company or industry. For the last fourteen years, I’ve stayed at home to raise my three adorable children, and before that I taught figure skating. What I’m getting at is that I am not exactly the quintessential model of a businesswoman, even though I knew I had the discipline and an undeniable entrepreneurial spirit. I was and still am a devoted mom to my children, Daphne, Hunter, and Scarlett, first and foremost. And today, I’m not only a stay-at-home mom, but a stay-at-home mompreneur success story to boot!

On the other hand, what I have always had is a willingness to roll up my sleeves and sink my teeth into any project to get the job done, a can-do spirit, and the gift of gab. I know those are qualities I share with huge numbers of women, probably even you! After all, isn’t that exactly what it takes to be a stay-at-home mom, a single working woman juggling it all alone, or, more simply put, a woman in our society today? We don’t get the luxury of ignoring a ringing phone, a crying child, a demanding boss, an aging parent needing our help, or even a hungry spouse. From the time we are born, we learn to take charge and juggle whatever life happens to throw at us, all the while engaging others and chatting and listening along the way.

BFF Challenge Question: Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?

Here are the 10 essential characteristics you will need to become a successful network marketer. Circle the number that corresponds with how much of each you possess (1 is weakest and 10 is strongest):

I Desire Financial Freedom - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I Am Disciplined - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I Enjoy Making Commitments - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I Am Accountable - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I Have Self-Confidence - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I Am Self-Motivated - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I Am Coachable - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I Embrace the Chance to Lead - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I Am Resilient - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I Set and Achieve Goals - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Now, add up your scores. If you scored 50 or higher, you are primed for this business! One major key to this exercise is what you circled for “I Desire Financial Freedom.” Hopefully, you ranked it as an 8 or higher. Why? Well, because it is probably your strongest answer to, “Why?”

Free chapter download and link to purchase:

About Natalia Yosco: Millionaire Mompreneur Natalia Yosco is a devoted mom, highly successful business owner, and author, speaker, and mentor for women aspiring to financial freedom. In three years, Natalia went from stay-at-home mom to financially free mompreneur. Natalia is author of The New BFF: Being Financially Free. Learn more at or


One lucky winner will receive a copy of The New BFF: Being Financially Free by Natalia Yosco. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Soothe Your Child’s Tummy Ache with Mommy’s Bliss Upset Tummy & Nausea Relief

Yesterday was a tough day for my son’s tummy. We were at a baseball game, which got delayed for an hour, so lunch was a hot dog at the concession stand. After the game, we stopped at Dairy Queen for dessert. At a college football game later in the day, he had -- unknown to me -- another hot dog, plus THREE ice cream bars! Needless to say, his stomach wasn’t feeling very well at bedtime. Thankfully, we had some Mommy’s Bliss Upset Tummy & Nausea Relief in the house.

This all-natural herbal supplement is sugar-free and made with organic ginger, fennel, dill and peppermint. It’s also 100% vegetarian and vegan, with no dairy, gluten, soy, alcohol, parabens, artificial flavors, colors or dye. My favorite feature is that it comes in single-dose packs, so you can just open a pack for kids to drink directly from. This makes it great for travel, too. My son, who’s not normally too excited about taking medication, gave me no trouble at all in taking Mommy’s Bliss, and he really liked the cherry flavor. And, of course, the ultimate benefit was that his tummy felt better very quickly and he was able to get a good night’s sleep!

I definitely plan to keep Mommy’s Bliss Upset Tummy & Nausea Relief in the house for further outbreaks of nausea, motion sickness, gas, indigestion and stomach aches. I feel good in knowing that it’s made of natural ingredients, and a little bit goes a long way in making my son feel so much better. Learn more at

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this product review should not be considered medical advice. Your experience with this product may differ from mine. You may wish to consult with your child’s pediatrician before administering herbal supplements or over-the-counter medications.

Winners for the Week of November 17, 2013


Congratulations to the winner: Johnnie-Marie H.!


Congratulations to the winner: Erika M.!


Congratulations to the winner: Sue H.!


Congratulations to the winner: Jessica W.!


Congratulations to the winner: Lacey W.L.!

Announcing pediped’s Black Friday Sale All Week Long: The One pediped BOGO Sale of the Year!

This week is a great time to shop for holiday footwear and gifts at pediped because they’re having their one and only BOGO sale of the year! Buy one get one half off all styles from November 25 –December 2 when you use code FALLBOGO13 at checkout.

About pediped®
Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children's footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development. pediped® footwear is sold in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 140 designs for boys and girls between their three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex® are available in EU sizes ranging from 17 to 33. For more information, visit

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Grow Your Business with Custom T-Shirts from Allied Shirts!

As you may know, in addition to this parenting blog, I also have a blog for writers and book lovers called Susan Heim on Writing. Since it’s much newer than this blog, I’ve been looking for ways to grow my readers. So, I was excited when I was given the opportunity to review a custom T-shirt from Allied Shirts. A shirt featuring my blog’s logo and URL would be a great way, I reasoned, to promote my new blog when I’m out and about.

It was so easy to design my custom shirt. I was able to select the color of the shirt from a large selection of colors. I was thrilled to find a burgundy color that went well with my blog’s logo. I could also select the font type, size and color. I chose a beige font, which also coordinated well with my blog’s color scheme. In a very short time, I had a design that I was very pleased with!

After submitting my design, I received an email from the company saying that my logo was of lower resolution, and I was given a link to check out a proof for the shirt. I appreciated this service because it showed me that they really care about the quality of their shirts and want their customers to be happy with the end result. After checking out the proof, I decided that I was fine with the resolution and gave them the go-ahead to proceed. When the shirt arrived, I loved it!

The photo above makes it look redder than the actual shirt, which is more of a cranberry shade. I ordered the Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt, which they refer to as their “Budget Short Sleeve” and is made of high-quality 100% preshrunk cotton. I ordered a Large, although I often wear a Medium, because many T-shirt companies these days seem to make their shirts really tight. But I had nothing to worry about. These particular shirts are generously sized, and the shirt that arrived is, in my opinion, a true Large and isn’t tight-fitting at all. You can also select a Classic Short Sleeve shirt, which is a Hanes Beefy-T in a Classic fit made of long-lasting 100% ring-spun cotton or a Fashion Short Sleeve American Apparel Jersey T-shirt made of ultrafine 100% cotton jersey with a slimmer, stylish fit. There are also Women’s shirts with more “girly” cuts and long-sleeved shirts, as well as sweatshirts and hoodies.

Allied Shirts’ prices are extremely affordable, and they even offer free standard shipping on every order! A custom T-shirt a great way to promote your blog, home business, or an organization that your family is involved in like a sports team, PTA, scout group, family reunion, and more! I hope you’ll check out today! Like them on Facebook and Twitter, too!

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