Saturday, August 1, 2015

Pregnancy Essentials: Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics

I'm so excited to be working with Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics. I had actually heard a lot about them after my last pregnancy and I'm so happy I get to use these safe, natural products this time around! Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics was kind enough to help this pregnant mama out and sent me the "A Little Something For Mama-To-Be" Kit! I was actually really giddy while opening this package as it truly does makes the best gift for a mama-to-be! 


As mamas, when we find out we're pregnant, we have a tendency to focus on preparing for baby but we need to be taking care of us too! "A Little Something for Mama-To-Be" is a pocket full of pampering, and a perfect natural gift to help ease those common little extras that go along with pregnancy!

"A Little Something For Mama-To-Be" Includes:
Happy Mama Body Wash 1.67 fl. oz.
Happy Mama Spray 1 fl. oz.
Earth Mama Body Butter 2 fl. oz.
Natural Stretch Oil 1 fl. oz.
Organic Morning Wellness Tea (2 bags)

"Exhilarating Ginger Grapefruit castile Happy Mama Hand to Toe Wash and Happy Mama Spray are naturally safe queasy busters that won't aggravate morning sickness. Luxurious Earth Mama Body Butter and Natural Stretch Oil help safely soothe itchy, stretching skin. Organic Morning Wellness Tea helps ease pregnancy nausea any time of day. Zero toxin essentials, safe for pregnancy, packed in a cute purse pack, A Little Something for Mama-To-Be is a little organic gift that indulges a special mama in a big way, naturally."

Earth Mama Body Butter
I think my favorite thing in this bundle is the Earth Mama Body Butter. During my first pregnancy, I gained a stomach full of stretch marks. This time around, I would like to prevent that from happening the best I can and in the most natural way I can! With the Earth Mama Body Butter combined with the Natural Stretch Oil, I don't anticipate any belly skin issues this time around. I also plan on continuing to use both of these wonderful smelling creations after the baby is born too as I love that they both have a subtle, very pleasant scent!

Happy Mama Spray
The product I've used the most so far in this package is the Happy Mama Spray and I still cannot believe how amazing it smells! The Happy Mama Spray has been one of the only things that has helped soothe my morning sickness and let me tell you something, the morning sickness this time around has been no joke. Now I just spray a bit onto my wrist and it instantly soothes me. I cannot even express how much this stuff has helped me. Its worth the price of the whole package just by itself. It has been my lifesaver with no exaggerations!

I'm not a big tea drinker but my morning sickness has been so horrible that I have been willing to try anything so I tried the Organic Morning Wellness Tea. I had previously heard really good things about Earth Mama Organic Tea so I was pretty excited to try it. I'm still not a tea person but I have to admit, it did soothe my stomach a bit and I wish I had more!


I love promoting companies like Earth Mama Angel Baby on my blog because they truly care about their customers, their products are of the highest quality and free of toxins and chemicals. If you're looking for something to give the mama-to-be in your life, this is it! I plan on buying these for all the baby showers I go to from now on.

Connect with Earth Mama Angel Baby on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

www.earthmamaangelbaby.com


Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Friday, July 31, 2015

Guest Post: Anna Dupree - Your New Wellness Advocate!

Hi! I’m Anna Dupree, and I want to be your Wellness Girlfriend

I’m a Board Certified Health Counselor, Wellness Advocate, and Mom. And I have a gift for you today! 

I help busy women feel skinny, sexy, confident and comfortable by showing them how to live a healthy lifestyle that is realistic, lose weight without dieting, get rid of tummy troubles naturally, and have oodles of energy to live your healthiest, most fulfilling life yet!


I know that right now you might be worried about getting rid of baby weight after your bundle of joy arrives or maybe you’re wondering what you can do to become more healthy now that you’re pregnant. I’m here to help! 

I’m a work-at-home mom with a jam packed schedule. AND I LOVE IT. But there was a time when I was stuck in a rut and threw the same meals together, time after time, because it was easy. My family became bored and I honestly I did too. They turned to tasty treats like ice cream, cookies and doughnuts after dinner to satisfy their taste buds and I felt like I was letting them down.
If you are anything like I was I bet you are feeling tired, sluggish, moody, hormonally unbalanced, bloated and carrying around extra weight as a result of your habits.

For 15 years, I’ve battled stomach issues. I had excess acid I could feel swishing around in my stomach. I could often hear it gurgle. I’ve always have excess stomach acid, indigestion, or stomach bloat and sometimes a combination of these all at once. It was really uncomfortable and, honestly, feeling like this all the time wore me out. 


My energy levels were depleted. We are talking zilch, nada, zero energy. Not only did I feel terrible, but I didn’t like the looks of it either. My stomach was always puffy and bloated and I had bags under my eyes most days. I tried every diet out there to get rid of the bloat, indigestion, and excess stomach acid, but nothing worked. I was frustrated and confused as to what to do next.

I did a ton of research, as I’m sure you have! Eventually, I decided to further my education in nutrition and wellness. I learned how to eat for me and to improve my digestive health (so long stomach bloat, indigestion, heartburn and excess stomach acid!). I learned it is OK to eat the foods that make you feel good even if they don’t follow a particular diet. It is OK not to eat vegetarian, vegan or follow a Paleo diet 100% of the time.

I learned that even healthy foods can make you feel not so good. Salads make me feel sick. Romaine, spinach and arugula are all healthy foods that make delicious salads, but they don’t work for me. They make me bloated, increase my stomach acid, give me indigestion amongst other things so I rarely eat these foods.

The most important lesson I learned was: We are all unique  so the way of eating that works for your friend, co-worker or mom may not work for you. Want to find out what works for you? I can help! I want to help! 
So I began creating programs for busy women who want to change their lifestyle to become healthier. I know from experience that being a mom is an extremely busy job!


I would like to offer all of the readers of  I’m No Domestic Goddess an invitation to join, for free, my exclusive 6-day Get Moving support group: Join like-minded individuals and take this journey together! Let us support you as you work towards reaching your goals. We’ll be there to help you back up when you stumble and celebrate your successes! Here, you can feel safe discussing what might be holding you back or what you’re feeling. After all, weight loss can be an emotional journey as well. 

Additionally, right now, I’m offering my Slim Down Challenge (worth over $2000 and sold normally for $299) for only $67! I know, I must be crazy! I just really love helping people get healthy! 
In this program you would get: 
  • A step-by-step weight loss e-Guide that breaks everything down for you so you know exactly what to do every step of the way to drop weight.
  • 2 weeks of suggested meals & shopping lists. This is a HUGE TIMESAVER.
  • 14 days of meals and recipes listed out day by day to make weight loss easy.
  • 4 bonus handouts. 
  • Private Facebook Group for motivation, accountability, support and daily tips.
  • E-mail access to me throughout the entire length of the program.
  • Lifetime access to my Exclusive Healthy Living Online Community for additional support, motivation and daily health and wellness tips.
  • Access to our wonderfully supportive Get Moving Challenge Group

This price will be going up to it’s normal price of $299 on August 20th, so sign up now and lock in your deal! Don’t worry, if you sign up now and aren’t ready to start because you’re pregnant or a new mom, let me know and we’ll find the perfect time for you to start AND make sure you get this amazing deal before it’s gone! 

If you sound like you could benefit from some help and you’re ready to ditch diets and gain energy, sign up for my FREE Facebook Community, The Wellness Cafe or visit my blog for healthy tips and tricks. 

You can also sign up for my mailing list and get a sneak peek at the Fall Freebies I’ll be offering this fall!

I hope to chat soon! 

XOXO

Anna


About Anna: I work from my home in New Jersey while raising my son Owen. I love motivating and inspiring others to be the healthiest they can be, spending time in the kitchen whipping up delicious, simple meals and sharing my knowledge of healthy living with you! Contact me at healthwithanna@gmail.com if you want to discover a healthier lifestyle that already fits into your busy life including what foods you should eat to look and feel your best.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pregnancy Essentials: Hey Mama Teas Giveaway & Discount Code


Hey Mama Teas is a line of organic teas designed for pregnant mamas as well as nursing mamas. The teas come in 4 flavors, Prenatal flavors: Minty Morning, & Lemon Glow as well as Postnatal flavors: Life’s A Peach & Raspberry Divine. All I have to do is refrigerate them, open and enjoy a bottle of absolutely refreshing tea full of folic acid and a combination of beneficial herbal supplements.


"Hey Mama is set apart by its commitments to bringing joy to moms by providing safe and delicious ready to drink beverages suited to fit their needs. Hey Mama Teas are naturally caffeine free, ready to drink, herbal teas specifically formulated for pregnant and nursing moms. We used the safest, highest quality and best tasting ingredients to provide support during and after pregnancy."

My favorite by far of the group is the "Life's A Peach" flavor! It's addicting and I would drink one of those all the days of my life if I could afford it. My second favorite is the Minty Morning and it has been so helpful for my morning sickness which has been horrible this time around. My husband tried all the flavors with me and his favorite was the Lemon Glow and I thought he was going to drink it all before I got the chance to even try it!


One of my favorite things about the Hey Mama Teas is they have a very short and simple ingredient list. Here's a peak at some of the natural ingredients in the teas:

Organic Fenugreek: Slightly sweet and nutty in flavor. Traditionally used to help support healthy breast milk production.
Organic Fennel: Relished for it's anise-like aroma and taste. Traditionally used to help support healthy breast milk production.
Organic Chamomile: Moms will be smitten with its mildly bittersweet, flowery taste and its soothing and calming nature to the body, mind and spirit.
Organic Red Raspberry Leaf: Full bodied and mildly fruity. Known to gently nurture and tone the uterus.
Organic Oat Straw: Mildly sweet and soothing. Provides nutrients that reinforce the nerves, particularly when the body is under stress.
Organic Blessed Thistle: Contains bitter compounds. Known to increase breast milk supply.


Overall, I'm really happy with the taste of the Hey Mama Teas and anything that is going to help me while I'm pregnant or nursing is a win in my book. Since I'm trying to be mindful of what I'm putting in my body, I love that Hey Mama Teas are naturally caffeine-free, contain 100% of RDA of folic acid, are USDA organic, gmo-free, and kosher.

P.S. Stay tuned because soon I'm going to make a post of what we decided to do with our empty glass bottles. They're such a great shape that I had tons of ideas!

Connect with Hey Mama Teas on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram!

Use promo code NDGODDESS1 for 15% off at www.myheymama.com!!

One lucky I'm No Domestic Goddess reader is going to win a A 4-bottle bundle of Hey Mama Teas and a Hey Mama baby-bump t-shirt! Giveaway is open to the US only. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below, all terms and conditions are listed on the bottom of the form.

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Calla Creative Toddler Pillow Review

I am very excited to partner with Calla Creative for this post. Calla Creative is the genius behind The Original Calla Toddler Pillow. The Calla Toddler Pillow was made by two parents who couldn't find a pillow they liked for their toddler. Each pillow is handmade and comes with a 3 year guarantee that it won't lose it's bounce and will hold up to many years of washing.



Made in the USA
Calla Creative sources everything from USA certified organic farms and USA companies. Their local staffs carefully crafted every single pillow to meet the high standards. Calla Pillow truly is "Made in the USA" from start to finish. I love buying from companies like this because its something that I can feel good about as it supports the local and national economy.

100% US Organic Cotton Sateen Weave Casing 
I was really happy to find out that Calla Pillow uses 100% organic cotton for the casing. The cotton sateen weave casing is free from pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and flame retardant chemicals. I am happy to know none of those chemicals touch my child's sensitive skin. The surface is so soft and smooth that its actually comfortable without a pillow case.

Hypoallergenic
The Original Calla Pillow is safe for all toddlers, even for kids with allergies. The soft organic casing resists allergens and mildew. The special blend of poly fiber filling is also hypoallergenic. If your little ones have allergy, you can rest assured that the Calla Pillow will not cause any issues. It gives me peace of mind to know the pillow my toddler's sleeping on will not cause a rash or itchiness as she has sensitive skin.

Machine Washable
As the mother of a toddler, this is one of the most important features to me! Toddlers are not exactly known for being super clean so anything my daughter uses needs to be easily cleaned. I actually washed the pillow before I let me daughter use it (I always wash new things that come into our house). I just followed the instructions and the pillow came came out of the dryer fluffy, thick and clean!


Features and Specification:
  • 100% US organic cotton sateen casing and special hypoallergenic cluster poly fiber filling that retains its shape, even after washing it in the washing machine.
  • Made in the USA from start to finish with USA sourced materials. Each pillow is produced by hand in small batches to maintain the quality.
  • Very smooth sateen woven shell that is safe and not harsh for toddler's skin. The dimension is 13" x 18" x 3.5" and the thickness is in compliance with pediatric guidelines.
  • Money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with Calla Pillow in the first 90 days after you purchase the pillow.
  • New pillow replacement warranty if during the next 3 years it goes flat, clumps, or doesn't hold up the shape.

You can buy your very own Calla Creative Toddler Pillow on Amazon!

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Pregnancy Essentials: The Baby Box Company

There are no words to describe how excited I was to see this wonderful box on my doorstep! The Original Baby Box is seriously one of the coolest ideas for a pregnant mama or new baby I've ever seen. It is way bigger than I was expecting it to be-- it is even big enough for my 3 year old to climb into (as photographed below)! Now before I jump into why I love the Baby Box Company so much, a little background on what a baby box is...

Photo from www.babyboxco.com.
In a tradition that dates back to the 1930s, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's basically a really clever starter kit of clothes, sheets, and toys stored in a box that can even be used as a bed because it has a mattress at the bottom. The baby box is designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they're from, an equal start in life.

This clever idea is now available in the United States through The Baby Box Company! The huge box (70 cm x 43 cm x 27 cm) is designed with the company's current collection pattern. Our box is covered with adorable mama and baby giraffes, so cute and really chic.


"The Baby Box Co.’s mission is to give expectant mothers throughout the world the very best start for their babies, enabling them to reduce stress and feel confident that they are well prepared (or, as well prepared as one can possibly be) for this new and exciting chapter in their life. For every Baby Box that is purchased, a portion of the proceeds goes towards helping a new mother who is struggling to make ends meet. It’s a priority for us to know that our company is providing shoppers with the best baby products available while simultaneously making a positive difference for moms living in poverty." 


The first thing I noticed about the items in the box was how great the quality of everything is. My favorite part is actually the box itself and the mattress! The mattress is soft yet comfortable for baby and is really a great place to set the baby down to either sleep or just relax. The Baby Box Co has a variety of 5 different boxes to choose from and they all come with the custom-made baby boxes! I love that if you find something you really like in the box, you can buy extras right on their website. This wonderful company has spent countless hours pouring through all the research and vetting hundreds of products, so they know exactly what babies love and need the most.

The Classic Box includes the following:

1 x traditional Finnish-inspired baby box with a lid 

1 x fitted baby mattress

1 x waterproof cover

1 x 100% cotton sheet

1 x lovey

1 x newborn onesie

1 x swaddle blanket

1 x healthcare kit

1 x pair of socks

1 x terry cloth bib

1 x organic washcloth

1 x organic burp cloth

1 x pair of mittens

1 x newborn cap

Bonus Samples and Coupons from Sponsors!

In my personal opinion, every expecting mama needs a baby box and everything I received from The Baby Box Company has exceeded my expectations. If you're looking for a unique and thoughtful baby shower or new mom gift, this will not disappoint you! Even older siblings like them, Z was excited to jump right in and check out all the new goodies for the baby:


Connect with The Baby Box Company on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube!

www.babyboxco.com

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pregnancy Essentials: Belly Armor Blanket Giveaway


One of my major anxieties while pregnant is the potential harm from using my cell phone and laptop especially since I have a really bad habit of sitting up in bed with them at all hours of the night. I have spent hours researching whether using my laptop and cellphone continually is safe and all articles pointed to “probably.” But I still worried and I'm so glad this time I have a product like Belly Armor to ease my anxiety.


Belly Armor strives to protect expecting mothers from everyday radiation by producing products that are functional and made of the highest quality. Aileen, the CEO and CO-Founder of Belly Armor, found that laptops, mobile phones, power lines, etc., may have serious health impacts from the radiation they emit. Her concern was greatest for pregnant women because DNA replication and cell growth are at their highest rates. Belly Armor partners with RadiaShield Technologies to bring the latest developments and designs into their products that shield against electromagnetic radiation.


I love knowing that I'm protecting my baby from radiation with the Belly Armor Belly Blanket!  It works great like a regular blanket, but with an added bonus of protecting you and your baby. Just drape it over your belly whenever you sit or lay down and know you are protecting your baby. The Belly Blanket is made of the highest quality cotton and RadiaShield Fabric that is so stylish you will love draping it over yourself anytime.  It is soft, lightweight, and portable! You can also protect your baby with a Belly Band or Maternity Top.


When I first opened the box, I was impressed by the packaging. The Belly Armor Blanket comes in a cute, thin box that would be perfect for a baby shower gift. The blanket is a lot lighter and bigger than I was expecting! Its absolutely perfect and it doesn't hold any heat. I feel like I'm protecting my baby as safely as I can!

"The highest quality baby-soft cotton together with the reliable protection of RadiaShield® Fabric make this blanket a convenient and unobtrusive way to protect your child within against the risks of everyday radiation. Easily portable in your handbag, this blanket is ideal for both the home and the office. You’ll forget this breathable protector is even there while having the peace of mind of RadiaShield® protection."


As a pregnant mama, I just want to make sure that I'm keeping my baby as safe as I can. I was seriously so excited to get the chance to review a Belly Armor Blanket and it truly eases my mind when it comes to protecting my baby. This is such a huge pregnancy essential that I recommend that all pregnant mamas look into it.

Connect with Belly Armor on Facebook. Twitter, and Pinterest.

www.bellyarmor.com

One lucky I'm No Domestic Goddess reader will win a Belly Armor Blanket of their own! Giveaway is open to the US only. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below, all terms and conditions are listed on the bottom of the form.


Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Monday, July 27, 2015

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

I'm SO excited to finally announce....


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I am also very happy to announce tomorrow is the first day of my Pregnancy Essentials Event! Every day for 10 days I will post a new pregnancy-related giveaway, review, or guest post! So be sure to check back to see all the great info and enter some amazing giveaways!