Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Peace Quiet for Stressed Out Parents

Well Being

MBE partnered with QuietOn for this campaign. This post contains affiliate links. 

Banish Sleepless Nights & Daytime Noise

Parents with kids of all ages know it's an ongoing challenge to carve out quiet me-time for ourselves. This couldn't be truer today as the pandemic rages on. With school closures and winter approaching, children are spending more time indoors while moms and dads working at home are trying to concentrate. Since that family background noise isn't going to magically disappear, I'm excited to tell haggard parents about my latest discovery: QuietOn, the world's smallest high performance noise canceling earbuds, which can be a real sanity saver, delivering quietude when you want and need it most.

Mom Toddler Baby Triplets at Beach
With my eldest (3), 2-year old Triplets, Vintage Family Photo 

Mother Always Knows Best

Believe me, as a writer and mom of four kids born in a year including triplets (all once upon a time in diapers simultaneously), I definitely know first-hand how elusive finding a few minutes of peace and quiet can be. 

In fact, that's how I became the Mommy Blog Expert in sleep deprivation, among other parenting talents of exhaustion like absent-mindedly handing a baby bottle to my hubby when he asked for a glass of wine at dinner. No lie, that really did happen more than once I have to admit.

Even under normal circumstances few parents would disagree -- raising even a single child -- family living day to day can be downright exhausting, stressing you out so much you may not be thinking as clearly as you could be, not to mention having trouble squeezing in a badly-needed nap while the baby is sleeping or falling asleep at night after a particularly hectic day. 

There's no denying it, we all deserve the occasional respite from all the sounds and chaos of busy family life. That's where QuietOn can become your new best friend.

QuietOn Worlds Smallest Noise Cancellation Ear Buds

QuietOn Noise Canceling Ear Buds

  • Features the company's proprietary active noise cancelling (ANC) technology 
  • Are hand tuned to cancel out low frequencies, which conventional foam earplugs cannot attain
  • Fits securely and comfortably in ears during sleep as well as for work and travel
  • Delivers 20 hours of continuous use on a single battery charge
  • Includes a self-enclosed charging carrying case small enough to fit in the palm of the hand and charging cable 
  • Comes with medium pre-installed soft ear tips as well as two interchangeable sets of smaller and larger foam tips for a perfect fit in a wide range of ear sizes 
  • Makes a thoughtful and creative gift for mothers-to-be at baby showers, new parents and just about anyone else looking for more peace and quiet in their lives
  • Available for $219 USD, shipped direct to you or a loved one

Gift Weary Parents Peace & Quality Sleep

For new mothers -- who often are the primary caregivers of their infants -- QuiteOn makes an unforgettable and thoughtful baby shower gift the recipient will be grateful for in years to come. But that's not to say the dads might not also be sleep deprived, especially if they're holding down a full-time job outside the home on top of helping out with night time feedings and diaper changes. 

Either way, this is something moms and dads can use and benefit from, paving the way to a good night's sleep for both. Luckily, in addition to the QuiteOn Sleep Ear Buds featured in this review, there's also a Double QuietOn Pack ($438 USD ) offered to save both the night and day for all the overtired mothers and fathers out there. These as well as several of the brand's other noise canceling ear bud sets may purchased via the company's official website.  

QuietOn Noise Canceling Ear Buds

Stop counting those sheep and
Start sleeping like a lamb...

QuietOn Enhances Life Beyond Parenting

Now that my kids are self-supporting 20-somethings and living on the opposite coast, you'd think I wouldn't need QuietOn earbuds anymore, right? 

Well guess what? My husband and I may be empty nesters but until recently, neither of us was sleeping well because of all-night snoring. That is, until I regained quality, uninterrupted sleep by wearing QuietOn earbuds at night.

What's more is the earbuds the brand sent me for this review already have proved beneficial while working in my home office. Since I'm a writer, distracting outside noises tend to dampen my motivation, creativity and overall energy level. So now, when thinking, reading, and writing, thanks to the high quality noise cancellation I'm enjoying, I am much more focused and productive.

Taking it one step further, I can easily see QuietOn earbuds being just the thing I need to sleep well on our frequent red eye transcontinental flights to visit our kids. Even during daylight hours while traveling for business or leisure, I intend to bring these tiny sanity savers along, so I can read, write, and concentrate better and work in complete silence. They will also come in handy, no doubt, if there's baby sitting near me crying non-stop on a flight from LA to New York -- something that really has happened to me more than once.

Toddler Triplets Eating in Booster Seats High Chair
Feeding Time at the Zoo at my house, Vintage Family Photo

My toddler helping haggard Mommy
feed our 2-year old triplets

Peace and Quiet You Can Count On

How I miss those Halcyon days as well as wish QuietOn noise cancellation ear buds had been around when my own four were little. Today's parents are so fortunate to have such a reliable and helpful easy-to-use tech-based survival tool available to help get through the hectic days ahead as well as to help navigate parenthood in general with a clear head. 

Parents, whether you have a colicky newborn or a loud teenager, QuietOn can help restore peace and quiet to your busy household. The ability to achieve a good night's sleep while still being able to hear your infant as needed (or your teen sneaking home after curfew) is a blissful reminder that you can indeed have it all, including peace and quiet. 

Beyond more energy for all that parenting, these are also useful for traveling or if you have a spouse who snores like a big semi truck rumbling down the freeway, or really any other time you seek peace, tranquility, and calm.

QuietOn Noise Canceling Ear Buds

Get Ready to Quiet On...

About QuietOn

Nordic company QuietOn, based in Finland, is the innovative developer of the world's smallest active noise cancelling earbuds which incorporate the Finnish sensibilities of simplicity, peace and tranquility. The lifestyle tech device -- already owned by tens of thousands of satisfied consumer and business users in 120+ countries -- is specifically designed to enable restful sleep as well as quiet in noisy or loud indoor and outdoor environments. Learn more by visiting the brand's website as well as following QuietOn on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Available direct from the manufacturer as well as on Amazon.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Twitter Party Calendar With Prizes Includes Facebook Live + Instagram Parties

Social Media Parties

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Now listing Twitter plus Facebook Live, YouTube, and Instagram parties with prizes, too!

Twitter Party Calendar

Here's how to find parties on Twitter, Facebook Live, Instagram and Pinterest offering great prizes. Get all the details in this free constantly updated Master Party Calendar listing tons of family friendly parties including specifics on prizes you can win and links to RSVP and participate. Includes social media parties for U.S. and Canada residents with multiple updates daily as new parties are announced.

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Monday, November 30

Holiday Entertainment Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @babysavers. Prizes: TWO (2) $250 Amazon giftcards. #AlwaysOn RSVP

Tuesday, December 1

Bib Chat Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @bibrave. Prizes: TWO (2) winners get Buff Filter Tube Masks. #BibChat #Buff  RSVP

TMobile Capture Kindness Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @koreandoll @tmobile. Prizes: TBA. #CaptureKindness Details

Wednesday, December 2

Social Media Impact on Financial Fitness Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @experian. Prizes: TWO (2) $50 Amazon giftcards. #CreditChat RSVP

Managing Holiday Stress Twitter Party from 4 to 4:45 pm ET on Twitter then continuing on YouTube from 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm ET with @Always5Star. Prizes: TWO (2) $250 Amazon giftcards. #CareSmart RSVP 

Thursday, December 3


Friday, December 4

Blues Clues and You Twitter Party at 11 am ET with @thetoyinsider @justplaytoys and others. Prizes: See RSVP link for prize descriptions. #PartyWithBlue RSVP

Smart Watch for Kids Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @babysavers and others. Prizes: TWO (2) $250 Amazon giftcards. #GizmoWatchDisneyEdition RSVP

Saturday, December 5

A Very Casagrandes Christmas Twitter Party at 7:30 pm ET/PT with @belairmommie @mommyblogexpert and friends. Prizes: TBA. #CasaChristmasParty #ad RSVP

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Monday, December 7


Tuesday, December 8

2020 Clean Beauty Gift Guide Instagram Live Party at 2 pm ET with Moms Meet. Prizes: FIVE (5) winners get beauty products prize packs. RSVP 

Bib Chat Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @bibrave. Prizes: TBA. #BibChat Details TBA

Disney Holiday Gift Guide Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @belairmommie @monicazyoung @mommyblogexpert and friends. Prizes: TBA. #WDSHolidayGiftGuide #ad  RSVP

Wednesday, December 9

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @experian. Prizes: TWO (2) $50 Amazon giftcards. #CreditChat RSVP

Thursday, December 10


Friday, December 11

The Toy Insider Twitter Party at 11 am ET with @thetoyinsider and others. Prizes: FIVE (5) prizes, see RSVP for prize descriptions. RSVP TBA


Tuesday, December 15

Bib Chat Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @bibrave. Prizes: TBA. #BibChat Details TBA

Wednesday, December 16

Credit Chat Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @experian. Prizes: TWO (2) $50 Amazon giftcards. #CreditChat RSVP TBA

Thursday, December 17

Healthy Immune-Supporting Habits Facebook Live Party at 2 pm ET with Moms Meet. Prizes: FIVE (5) winners get product ARV $40+. RSVP

Friday, December 18

The Toy Insider Twitter Party at 11 am ET with @thetoyinsider and others. Prizes: FIVE (5) prizes, see RSVP for prize descriptions. RSVP TBA

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Compiled by, this is the most comprehensive, constantly updated resource of its kind online. However keep in mind that each party is run by a different brand and/or hosts and MommyBlogExpert, unless specified otherwise, is not responsible for any dealings readers have with these events including, but not limited to, prizing of any party on the calendar.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Christmas Under the Stars Lauren Daigle Special


MBE partnered with Lev3l Digital for this campaign. This post contains affiliate links

Christmas TV Special Review & Giveaway

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, get ready to be dazzled with pure family-friendly holiday entertainment. That's because on December 6 at 9pm ET/6pm PT the new Christmas Under the Stars holiday music special starring two-time GRAMMY winner Lauren Daigle is scheduled to air on BYUtv. 

Christmas Family Music TV Special, December 6

Hot Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Don't miss MBE's Exclusive Giveaway, Details at bottom

Having had the chance to screen Christmas Under the Stars in advance, I think you're in for a real treat. From the moment Daigle, an award-winning contemporary Christian singer and songwriter with a devoted following, takes center stage you will want to just relax, sit back and take it all in. 

Don't forget to be prepared for family movie night at your house! You'll definitely want to have some hot chocolate and Christmas cookies on hand ready to serve while you and your children are enjoying this musical holiday special together.

Christmas Under the Stars Lauren Daigle BYUTV

With a run time of just under one hour, young and old will likely get lost in the improvised jazzy and beautiful arrangements of classic traditional holiday tunes. From Jingle Bells to O Holy Night and more from Daigle's album Behold: A Christmas Collection, which is available on CD or as an MP3 download, you've never seen or heard Christmas music performed quite like this. The album debuted at No. 77 on the US Billboard 200 in November 2016 and is still touching the hearts and souls of many fans.

The intimate and upbeat Christmas Under the Stars performance, available for free streaming exclusively via BYUtv or the BYUtv App, was taped during the pandemic before a live studio audience sitting in pairs on couches safely social distancing around the show floor. The performance also includes Daigle singing her hit song Light of the World (Behold Version).  Light of the World (2013), which was the singer's very first single to be released has continued to endure, with the tune's music video now approaching 9 million views on YouTube

Clearly, this Louisiana born and raised female artist's unique music style is deeply rooted and inspired by her exposure to the zydeco, blues, and Cajun music with which she grew up.

Interview with Lauren Daigle

In this interview Lauren Daigle shares some thoughts on why she's so passionate about her music and Behold: A Christmas Collection 

Mark your calendar for December 6 now. Then when Christmas Under the Stars airs, get into the holiday spirit from the safety of your home and, of course, feel free to sing along! 

Meanwhile, keep reading to find out how you can enter MBE's exclusive giveaway for chance to win Lauren Daigle's Behold: A Christmas Collection CD album.


Behold: A Christmas Collection
CD Album by Lauren Daigle

MBE Giveaway

Lauren Daigle Behold A Christmas Collection Holiday CD

Giveaway Details

Thanks to Lev3l, ONE (1 lucky MBE giveaway participant will win Lauren Daigle's Behold: A Christmas Collection CD music album. For this giveaway Mommy Blog Expert is hosting, visit this MBE Instagram post to enter. Contest is open to US residents and qualifying winner will be selected at random. Hurry, this giveaway ends December 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. Lev3l is providing the prize and is responsible for delivery to winner.

Good Luck to Everyone Who Enters to Win!


Family is the focal point of BYUtv, a non-commercial, value-based television network bringing a wholesome, inspiring, and uplifting entertainment experience into 54 million homes nationwide. Available on cable via DirectTV and DISH and through the free BYUtv App available for through the App Store, GooglePlay and Amazon.

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