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Step2 Igloo Wagon with Cooler #Giveaway

Welcome to the Step2 Igloo Wagon with Cooler Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro and sponsored by Step2!

What's Your Gut Telling You? :: BioGaia ProTectis + #Giveaway #BioGaia #ChildrensProbiotics @BioGaiaBellies

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with BioGaia and MomSelect. All opinions are my own.

Tummy aches are no fun - for child and parent. Who knew that a supplement would be the solution? BioGaia ProTectis is a probiotic supplement designed for children. It contains one of the most well-researched probiotics in the world, especially in children. BioGaia ProTectis has been tested in numerous clinical studies and proven both effective and safe for children.* BioGaia ProTectis is now available at Walgreens in both easy-to-use drops and tasty chewable tablets, so you can conveniently give them to all of your children.

Blog Pop! Spring Fling | SpinMaster + $250 Bundle #Giveaway #‎BlogPOPEvents‬

Disclosure: I received the following for review from SpinMaster. All opinions are my own.

SpinMaster Toys offers some pretty neat products for your kids. We received the Sew Cool Sewing Studio, Cool Baker Magic Mixer and Kinetic Sand for review. Check out how much fun we had with these plus enter the giveaway below!

Blog Pop! Spring Fling: Step2 Castle Top Mountain Climber + #Giveaway #‎BlogPOPEvents‬

Disclosure: I received the Castle Top Mountain Climber for review from Step2. All opinions are my own.

My little Mason is a daring toddler running and climbing all over the place. He really enjoys playing at the park but most of the climbers are still a wee bit dangerous for him to climb on. So I knew he would just be delighted to see the Castle Top Mountain Climber from Step2.

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise #FitToPlay #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FitToPlay #CollectiveBias

I have avoided the gym using excuses that I have no time. However, once my clothes became a bit too snug after my usual lunch indulgences, it was time to dust off my membership and exercise. Not only is it good for the body, it is good for my mind. I feel a sense of accomplishment after completing a class (even the Zumba one where I was barely following along). While Hubs has no problems waking up at 4 am everyday to go exercise for a couple of hours before work, I would need a swift kick in the butt to get me out of bed at that time! 

Blog Pop! Spring Fling | Canvas Pop + #Giveaway #‎BlogPOPEvents‬

Disclosure: I received a Photo Mosaic for review from Canvas Pop. All opinions are my own.

I love taking photos of the kids but have become lazy again in printing and/or making photo books. Since most of the photos on display in the house are of the kids when they were younger, it was time for an update. Canvas Pop offers a variety of products to display your photos and I was drawn to the Photo Mosaic.

Blog Pop! Spring Fling | Dexas Kitchen Products + #Giveaway #‎BlogPOPEvents‬

Disclosure: I received the following products for review from Dexas. All opinions are my own.

When Hubs and I were dating, he used to always order a salad and I would order a large entree. It was funny seeing the stares of the people sitting next to us or even our friends when we went out together. He wasn't on a diet but truly enjoyed salads. We've gotten bagged salads once in a while but I thought it would be a nice surprise to treat him to a nice salad at home and Dexas makes it so much easier to prepare with their kitchen products.

How to Make Mini Caramel Apples + #SweetSwaps Twitter Party with Prizes

Disclosure: This post is part of the SPLENDA® Brand Sweet Life Blogger Program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

I love sweets. However, as I have gotten older, it's time to dial it down a notch because I've become a wee bit more aware of the actual ingredients and sugar intake. Now that the kids have gotten older, I have more time to bake and "cook" delicious treats. One thing the kids and I enjoy when we go to amusement parks are the huge decadent caramel apples. I wanted to create these on a smaller scale with reduced sugar so that they are snack and/or party perfect.