A few weeks ago, we went on a once-in-a-lifetime European vacation with extended family. It was an amazing 12 day adventure through Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. Since we were taking our four year old and two year old, I knew I needed a diaper bag that could hold a lot of stuff and be both comfortable and rugged. The award winning Okkatots Traveling "Baby Depot" Bag was exactly what I needed. If you are traveling this summer with little ones in tow, this bag is a must.
This bag has many special features. My favorites are:
There are many more wonderful features. See more at Okkatots.
The only con I experienced with this bag was that sometimes it seemed a little big. I noticed this in some very tiny European elevators (I think some of them were 2' X 3'), but most of the time this was not an issue.
I wore this backpack everywhere and loved it. Above left we are at the Pantheon in Rome. This was my favorite building in Rome because it is still beautiful today and it was completed around 126 AD. The boys loved the fountains all over Italy. They ran to every fountain they saw.
Above right we were in the Swiss Alps. We were waiting for it to clear and it never did. It was still amazing. Our boys and my nephew thought it was awesome anyway.
Here is what you have been waiting for...you can win one of these amazingly functional Okkatots Traveling "Baby Depot" Bags in your choice of color. It comes in black, grey, and red. Use the rafflecopter form to enter.
Disclosure: I received a traveling "baby depot" bag for review. I was not compensated for writing this post. All opinions are honest and are my own.
Some things you may like for summer adventures:
My Honey Bunches of Oats Giveaway is ending soon. Two winners will each receive 2 coupons for free boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats. Enter using the rafflecopter form.
Coppertone has something for all you Coppertone WOMEN out there while they search for the new Little Miss Coppertone! They know each of you is a Coppertone Girl in your own unique way and now you can find out what kind of Coppertone Girl you are by taking this fun quiz on Facebook!
IF you have a little girl age 2-8, all you have to do is submit a photo of her by June 22nd to enter the Little Miss Coppertone Contest. Special guest judge Alison Sweeney will lead the judging team in selecting finalists and starting on July 13th, America will vote to choose the next Little Miss Coppertone! The winner gets a dream family vacation and will be featured in a Coppertone print ad! To enter the contest and read the official rules, visit the Coppertone Facebook page.
No Purchase Necessary. Contest Ends on 6/22/12.
Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a gift card in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place.
I went into CVS tonight to pick up a prescription and checked the baby aisle to see if there were any good deals ... and there were!
There were lots of CVS and Huggies diapers on clearance at 50% off. Also, many wipes, diaper creams, baby shampoo and misc. baby items were 50% off.
Toddler Wipes $1.24
27 ct. Huggies Overnight $6.49
66 ct. Huggies Slip-On $11.24
Johnson's Natural Baby Shampoo $2.89 - $2.00 coupon off Shampoo from the CVS Coupon Machine = $0.89
There are several printable diaper and wipes coupons at coupons.com.
Save $1.50 off of one Pampers Cruisers or Baby Dry Diapers
Save $1.50 off of one Pampers Swaddlers or Swaddlers Sensitive
Save $0.75 off one Pampers Wipes 60 ct. or larger
Plum District has a great deal on Yes To Products. Get a $35 Yes To Carrots voucher for just $12. I love their baby products! Yes To has an extensive line of moisturizers, make-up removers, facial cleansers, masks, and more - all that are made with organic fruits and vegetables. And all that are extremely easy on your wallet too.
Get the deal:
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Thanks Deal Seeking Mom.
I love roadtrips. Who doesn't? What I don't like is trying to figure out where we should stay, eat, and the best things to do when we are there. There is so much information online, it can be overwhelming. I just discovered the Roadtrip-a-Matic at visitPA.com. You have to check it out at pa-roadtrips. There is a roadtrip for everyone. Choose from dozens of roadtrips including selections from Spree - the Shoppers Roadtrip, Kidsylvania, and Taste Buds on Tour.
If I plan a trip to PA with the kiddos in tow, I will be checking out all the sites to see on the Kidsylvania tours. Traveling with kids is fun, but also a challenge. VisitPA.com has done all of the work for you. They have planned three different kid friendly roadtrips that include fun things to do like visiting the Philidelphia Zoo and the Fairmount Water Works. They have also selected restaurants and hotels with kids in mind.
As much fun as it would be to travel with the kids, I would really love to take a trip with just my husband. I would pick one of the Keystone Country tours, "From chow-chow to chardonnay". This trip takes you to Lancaster County and the new Turkey Hill Experience. Turkey Hill chocolate icecream is one of my favorite icecreams I have ever tried. This roadtrip includes a couple of stops at wineries and other agritourism sites.
Do you ever ask, “How can I get my children to clean their room?” Put your kids’ imagination to work and have fun telling stories about Fairies or Pirates while hanging up their clothes.
I love Kidorable. Kidorable products are incredibly cute and imaginative. Each piece tells a story and helps inspire creativity through rich kid-inspired graphics and designs.
Kidorable is offering my readers 20% off their entire order when they purchase an impossibly cute Kidorable Hanger Set.
From June 11 through June 18, get 20% off by using code CLEANUP2 at checkout at www.kidorable.com.
You can enter to win a Kidorable hanger set of your choice. Use the rafflecopter form to enter.
In addition, if you follow Kidorable on twitter you can get a special code for a free umbrella with a purchase of $20.00 from www.kidorable.com. You can also sign your child up for the Kidorable birthday club so that he can get a free gift and special offer for his birthday.
Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions are honest and are my own.
I don't know why, but I have never thought of creating a maze on the sidewalk for my boys. (Maybe I'm lacking a creative gene.) My super creative husband made some intricate mazes with sidewalk chalk. This was a great activity. Our 4 year old loved the challenge and the feeling of accomplishment when he solved each maze.
The younger boys didn't get into solving the mazes, but they loved being outside.
Here is a Pampers Gifts to Grow Code available for 10 Points.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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