Friday, November 16, 2018

Moms Babies Kids Holiday Giveaway

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Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!


Excited to be joining with my crew of fellow mom and family lifestyle influencers to offer MBE's audience another great giveaway opportunity. Here's your chance to win an awesome collection of gifts for moms, kids and babies — from Top Gift Picks from Create. Play. Travel.! Hurry: this giveaway ends on December 15, 2018. One winner will win a prize collection that includes everything pictured and will be contacted via email and announced on the giveaway widget. The more entries you complete, the more chances you will have to win!

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway - Prize Collection


Prize Package Features
  • $50 Cake Maternity gift voucher for maternity & nursing wear
  • Huggs contour carrier
  • Sleep Zzz kids body pillow
  • Toofeze Teether
  • Silkberry Baby bamboo footies w/ easy dressing zipper (floral dandelion print)
  • Handsocks
  • Window Jammers travel toy
  • ciao! baby portable high chair
  • Revelae Kids cloth snack bags
  • The Field Kids inventive play toy
  • Inspirational NEST Organic crib sheet set

This giveaway is coordinated by Create. Play. Travel. and is sponsored by the participating brands. Entrants must be 18 or older and have a US mailing address to be eligible to win. No purchase is required to enter. The winner will be randomly chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on December 15th, 2018. Create. Play. Travel. and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand. Another giveaway for mom to share!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Smart Baby Bottle Monitor for Modern Moms

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MBE partnered with BlueSmart mia for this post

by Rachel Marks
Mom Influencer


BlueSmart mia Smart Bottle Feeding Monitor Review


Are you a new mommy who feels overwhelmed with the ways your infant has changed your lifestyle? Do you worry constantly about making the right choices to meet all your newborn's needs? As the first-time mom of a baby now, I can assure you those feelings are normal and you've got plenty of company. To help relieve some mothering anxiety, I'm excited to share my hands-on experience with the new smart baby bottle feeding monitor BlueSmart mia which I received to facilitate this review. This tech device has been a real game changer for me when it comes to feeding my son and ensuring he is getting the proper nutrition he needs to continue to grow and thrive.


Smart Baby Bottle Monitor for Modern New Moms


My Personal Mom Story


Like many first-time mothers, I struggled with adjusting to so many changes at once. Even before my child was born I had decided I wanted to nurse him. However, shortly after birth, breastfeeding evolved into my greatest challenge as I became increasingly anxious about not knowing how many ounces of milk my baby was getting at each feeding. 

As much as I tried to nurse, my baby was not gaining weight and hitting the proper milestones. So, after crying almost non-stop for 2-1/2 months while breastfeeding, I decided to switch to pumping my milk instead. Pumping has changed my life in so many ways. Not only did it make it easy for my husband to help with feedings, it also gave me the ability to return to work full-time with the help of a nanny. 

Any mom who leaves her baby to go back to work knows that it isn't always easy, whether you are pumping breast milk -- like I did -- or giving your child only formula. After spending 4-1/2 months with my son, then returning to the office, I still found myself constantly distracted at work and concerned about my baby. Was he eating enough?  When was he fed last? I wasn't feeling very confident that anyone else would be able to take care of him and even feed him the “right” way.


Tech for New Moms


The BlueSmart mia Joins Our Feeding Team


Things really mellowed out and changed course when we started using the BlueSmart mia, the world's first smart baby bottle feeding monitor, a little over a month ago. 

From the start, my husband and I were amazed at how this unique product made the transition and delegation of feedings even smoother. Honestly, I wish we'd discovered this sooner because it really is an all-in-one product that has helped to put my emotions at ease while I'm away from my beautiful boy during the day. 


Tech Makes Motherhood Easier


How It Works 


To set up the BlueSmart mia you first install the compatible application on your iOS or Android smartphone through the App Store or Google Play. Then you follow the instruction prompts on the app to connect the BlueSmart Mia to your phone via the Wi-Fi. Before using the BlueSmart mia, the smart sleeve needs to be charged using the included wireless charger and the USB Cable. After it's fully charged, you turn the device on by inserting the power pin into the power hole.

The BlueSmart mia will turn on and is activated when it is moved. For user convenience, the base unit does not have to be manually turned on and off. Unless you switch it off by hand, such as to bring it on a flight or to transport it from one location to another, it will automatically go into sleep mode after 1 minute of inactivity. 


Baby Feeding Tech Gadget for New Moms

To activate the Listen indicator, which works with Alexa, all you do is say, “Hey Mia.” The Listening indicator will turn on (for up to 3 seconds) to listen to your voice. You can tell the device the amount of the feeding before and after, with the device calculating and recording your data. 

For example, if you have 5 ounces of milk for your child’s feeding, you can say before the feeding: “begin 5 ounces.” Within 15 seconds of completing the feeding, you tell BlueSmart Mia your total feeding amount. For example, if your baby only finishes 4 ounces, after the feeding say “4 ounces total.” All of the feeding data will appear in the app 1-2 minutes after the feeding is completed.


Tech to Track Baby Bottle Feeding


Product Features

  • Verbal command controlled
  • Real-time reports at beginning and end of feedings
  • Notifications during feeding alerting optimal temperature, angle, and reminder when milk has been left unrefrigerated too long
  • Post-feeding summary of amount eaten (duration, temperature, and angle of the feeding)
  • Ability to schedule feedings in advance based on BlueSmart’s recommendations
  • Journal feature on the app to keep additional information (sleep, diapers, milestones and more)
  • Fits most transparent baby bottles; baby bottle not included


What’s Included in the Box

  • Wireless charger
  • USB Cable
  • Power pin
  • BlueSmart mia rechargeable smart sleeve, available in blue or pink

Dad Mom Baby
The Marks Family


Mother Knows Best


My baby boy is currently 7 months old so his feeding schedule is fairly consistent and I already can anticipate how many ounces he will drink and what time he will eat. It still is very helpful to me that our nanny can track our son's feeding progress while I'm at the office, though. Stay-at-home and working mothers with newborns and babies younger than mine will appreciate the reminders and ounce counting the product delivers, too. 

Ultimately, the BlueSmart mia has relieved a lot of anxiety for me while I'm away from home at work and has simplified our lives as parents overall. Based on my own experience, I think other new parents and full-time working moms and dads will also appreciate all the benefits it offers.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Twitter Party Calendar With Prizes Twitter Parties Nov 11 - 17 Multiple Updates Daily

Twitter Parties




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Master Social Media Party  Calendar -  USA & Canada


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

Twitter Party Facebook Live 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 in the U.S. and Canada.

A brand new weekly Twitter Party Schedule is published every Sunday at 9 am ET. Check back often each week as new events are added on an ongoing basis -- often with new prize-winning opportunities added several times per day. You'll also get a sneak peek at parties coming up next week and in the month ahead.

Be the first to know when the latest MommyBlogExpert party schedule goes live by subscribing to this blog and following MBE on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Unless indicated otherwise, parties are for U.S. residents only. Parties for Canada residents are highlighted in purple.


THIS WEEK


Monday, November 12

Dior Backstage Facebook Live Party at 3 pm ET with Influenster. Prizes: FIVE (5) winners get Dior Backstage Foundation. Details

Winter Ready Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @listen2lena @certainteed and others. Prizes: FIVE (5) $100 prepaid gift cards - Canada residents only eligible for prizes. #WinterReady No RSVP, Details

Tuesday, November 13

Give Chemicals The Bird at 1 pm ET with @naturallysavvy @goddessgarden. Prizes: SIX (6) winners of prizes ARV $33.99 - $38.99. No RSVP, Details

Constellation Connects Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @constellationeg and others. Prizes: TBA. #ConstellationConnects Details

Chat Air Aware Twitter Party at 7 pm ET with @make_it_right @stacieinatlanta and others. Prizes: THREE (3) Radon prize packs including $25 Amazon giftcard + more. #ChatAirAware RSVP

Organic Annual Holiday Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @onlyorganic @drinkorgain and others. Prizes: Healthy organic food prizes TBA. #OrganicHoliday Details

Heart Healthy Avocados Twitter Party from 8 to 10 pm ET with @avosfrommexico @momitforward and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $250 giftcard. #HeartHealthyAvocados #gno RSVP

It's How You Frame It Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @blogginmamas @eyebuydirect and others. Prizes: SIX (6) EyeBuyDirect giftcards ranging in value from $25-$100. #ItsHowYouFrameIt RSVP

Wednesday, November 14

TTPM Live Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @ttpm. Prizes: SEVEN (7) winners, see Details link for prize descriptions - Both US + Canada residents eligible to win prizes. #TTPMlive Details

Carter's Jammie Day Sweepstakes at 1 pm ET with @carters. Prizes: FIVE (5) $100 Carter's giftcards. #CartersJammieDaySweepstakes RSVP

Holiday Travel Expedia Chat Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @expedia. Prizes: ONE (1) $500 travel voucher, THREE (3) $200 travel vouchers. #ExpediaChat #Sweepstakes Details

New Nook Twitter Party 2 - 2:30 pm ET with @bnbuzz. Prizes: THREE (3) new NOOK Tablet 10.1" ARV $129.99. #NewNOOK Details

This is Style Twitter Party at 4 pm ET with @searsstyle. Prizes: TBA. #ThisIsStyle Details

Walmart CMAs Twitter Party at 7:30 to 9 pm ET with @smiley360. Prizes: FOURTEEN (14) $25 Walmart giftcards, TWELVE (12) signed Kalie Shorr albums. #WalmartCMAs RSVP

Danier Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @listen2lena @danier_official. Prizes: $1000 in prizes including a Grand Prize of a $500 giftcard - Canada residents only eligible to win prizes. #Danier No RSVP, Details

Cozy Chicken Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @chickenfarmers @sjconsulting_ca. Prizes: $1000 in prizes for the home - Canada residents only eligible to win prizes. #CozyChicken RSVP

Thursday, November 15

SDCBF Prep Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @savings. Prizes: ELEVEN (11) winners, prizes include a hotel stay, giftcards ranging from $50-$100, total $700 ARV of all prizes. #SDCBFPrep RSVP

Frugal Thanksgiving Twitter Party Chat at 3 pm ET with @wisebread. Prizes: Amazon giftcards. #WBchat Details

Evite Facebook Live Party at 7 pm ET with Evite and NAPPA Awards. Prizes: Toys, TBA. Details

Retirement Planning Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @tangerinebank @ccakebread. Prizes: $500 in giftcards - Canada residents only eligible to win prizes. #RetirementPlanning #FLM2018 Details

Get Unested Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @blogginmamas @u_nest_future. Prizes: TWO (2) Amazon Fire Tablets, TWO (2) $25 Amazon giftcodes, ONE (1) Echo Dot Kids Edition, ONE (1) Grand Prize Amazon Kids Tablet. #GetUnested RSVP

Friday, November 16

What a Girl Wants VoxBox Instagram Party from 7 am to 11:59 ET with Influenster. Prizes: Chance to win a MEGAbox. #WhataGirlWantsVoxBox RSVP

 Doc McStuffins Twitter Party at 11 am ET with @justplaytoys @thetoyinsider. Prizes: FIVE (5) winners get fun toys, see RSVP link for prize details. #DocMcStuffins RSVP

Mobile Living Weekly Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with the Mobile Living team. Prizes: TBA. #MobileLiving More info/RSVP link to be posted here when available

Ceva Holiday Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @dogtipper @cattipper and others. Prizes: Cat and Dog prizes every 10 minutes. #CevaHoliday RSVP


NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, November 21

TTPM Live Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @ttpm. Prizes: SEVEN (7) winners, see Details link for prize descriptions - Both US + Canada residents eligible to win prizes. #TTPMlive Details

Friday, November 23

Mobile Living Weekly Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with the Mobile Living team. Prizes: TBA. #MobileLiving More info/RSVP link to be posted here when available



COMING SOON

Monday, November 26

Control Your Finances Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @tangerinebank @robintaub. Prizes: $500 in prizes TBA - Canada residents only eligible for prizes. #ControlYourFinances No RSVP, Details

Holiday Games Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @las930 @swtsthrnsavings. Prizes: $860 in prizes - see RSVP link for details. #HolidayGames RSVP

Wednesday, November 28

TTPM Live Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @ttpm. Prizes: SEVEN (7) winners, see Details link for prize descriptions - Both US + Canada residents eligible to win prizes. #TTPMlive Details

Friday, November 30

Mobile Living Weekly Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with the Mobile Living team. Prizes: TBA. #MobileLiving More info/RSVP link to be posted here when available

About this Weekly Twitter Party List
Compiled by MommyBlogExpert.com, Master Twitter Party Calendar 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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FTC Disclosure: MommyBlogExpert does attend some Twitter, Facebook Live, Instagram and Pinterest Parties as a guest and works as a consultant, host, co-host and/or panelist for others. I am not receiving payment or compensation associated with any party on this calendar. See complete FTC disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every page including this one.