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I was lucky enough to recently receive a Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal in my Mom Voxbox from Influenster, which I shared with the Beauty Sleeping brats.  They loved it and so did I!  These will definitely be a regular in the snack rotation in our household.

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

Enjoy chewy, soft-baked cookies in a family-favorite flavor! With wholesome Quaker Oats and delicious raisins, you’ll never remember they came from our kitchen instead of yours.

 -Made with Whole Grain Quaker Oats -Individually packaged -Provides a good source of fiber -Contains 6 grams of total fat per serving

 Where to Buy

You can find Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies at most major retailers.

Suggested retail price: $2.69 for a box of 6 cookies



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If you have little ones with allergies then you’re probably already familiar with Children’s Claritin. It’s a lifesaver for many of us and an indispensable part of the allergy season ‘survival kit’ that all allergy moms keep on hand. Children’s Claritin has long been part of my own ‘survival kit’ and I’m proud to say that BeautySleeping is now part of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew. Mom Select and Children’s Claritin have put together this initiative to help moms and kids with tips and resources to get through allergy season. There’s a printable coupon for Children’s Claritin available here

Disclosure: As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience

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I’m so pleased to announce that Beauty Sleeping has been chosen to take part in this special opportunity, Coppertone Water MOMS. We all know how important sun protection for everyone, but especially our little ones, is during the summer. I’m committed to making sure my babies are protected EVERY time they’re exposed to the sun and I hope you are too! I received an absolutely fantastic welcome kit from Mom Select and Coppertone which included a canvas tote bag, samples of Coppertone products, a water bottle, and an inflatable beach ball. I’ve already handed out almost all of the sample tubes of sunscreen. Thank you Mom Select and Coppertone!

Disclosure: As a member of the Coppertone® Water MOMS group, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

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Recyclebank and Pantene invite you to learn about Pantene’s new sustainable packaging made from sugarcane. Take the quiz to earn 20 Recyclebank points and learn about the new bottles. Now that’s sweet! #rbbeauty http://bit.ly/rb_eb2

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Turns out, you really can forgive almost anything.  A few days ago Dogzilla conspired with Horse Dog, Doberman Destroyer, to dig underneath the chicken coop.  She was the physical labor, Dogzilla was the chicken killer.  He killed my Marans hen and badly hurt my speckled Sussex hen as well.  I was so angry that if someone had offered me a wooden nickel for both dogs I would have taken it without a second thought.  I’ve been mad, at Dogzilla in particular, for several days now.  And he knows it.  Tonight he climbed up on the couch next to me, all 150+ lbs of him and laid his head on my knee, looking at me with the saddest puppy dog eyes I’ve ever seen.  So of course I forgave him.  I love him even if he’s a big chicken-eating duffus.  But I did let him know that next time he touches a chicken we will have big problems.  Big.  Dumb dog.

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342: approximately the number of times this morning that I’ve ‘reminded’ the kids to stop fighting.  Maybe there’s something to this Friday the 13th business after all.  They’ve argued over cardboard boxes (apparently there is a correct and incorrect way to imprison one’s sibling in one), whose Lunchable is whose, which cup they should each drink from, how close their feet are to each other’s on the couch (my personal favorite), and about 18,443 other things that matter to no one.  Bossypants is home from school for the second day in a row due to teacher ‘in-service’ workdays.  That means today equals one day longer than she and Little Man can feasibly coexist without imminent meltdown.  Despite it being freezing cold outside I have bundled them up and sent them out to annoy the goats and chickens, may the powers-that-be help them.  The goats and chickens, that is.

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The FedEx truck brought something exciting today–my Glade ‘Design the Air’ House Party pack!  If you’re not familiar with House Party you really need to go and take a look at their website.  This is the first House Party I’ve been selected for in a few years so I’m pretty excited.  Here’s a little sneak peek of the goodies, more on party day in a few weeks.

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