McKinney Mommas: January 2012 Google+

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Monday, January 30, 2012

$3.00 off AVENT Baby Bottles and more printable coupons updated 1/30/12

Here's some new coupons for you to check out. 

Printable and ready for you to SAVE with!


Catalina's CouponNetwork Grocery Coupons

$3.00 off when you buy any ONE AVENT Multi-pack BPA-Free Baby Bottles

$1.50 off when you buy any ONE AVENT Pacifier Pack

$1.50 off when you buy any ONE AVENT Pacifier Pack

$1.50 off when you buy any ONE AVENT BPA-Free Toddler Cup

$3 off when you buy any ONE AVENT Multi-pack BPA-Free Baby Bottles

$1.00 off when you buy any SIX 7.5 oz or larger of HOT POCKETS® Brand Items

95¢ off when you buy any TWO DOLE® Frozen Fruit

$1.00 off when you buy any FOUR StarKist Selects® cans

$1.00 off when you buy any ONE POST Honey Bunches of Oats NEW Fruit Blends

$1.85 off when you buy any THREE NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Flavored or Original creamers, 16oz or larger

75¢ off when you buy any ONE Dean's® Heat 'n Eat Dip

$1.10 off when you buy any TWO COFFEE-MATE® NATURAL BLISS™ coffee creamers

$1.50 off when you buy any TWO NESCAFÉ® TASTER'S CHOICE® 20ct or 22ct Sticks Packs, 7oz or larger canisters, or NESCAFÉ® CLASICO™

65¢ off when you buy ONE Knorr® Homestyle Stock

85¢ off when you buy any THREE Uncle Ben's® Ready Rice® products

75¢ off when you buy any ONE Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ 10 ct powder or Ready-to-Drink 4 pk

$1.00 off when you buy ONE 5.17-12oz pkg of WONKA® Fun Dip, Pixy Stix®, Laffy Taffy®, Nerds® Card & Candy Kit

65¢ off when you buy any FOUR YoCrunch® Yogurt Cups Granola, Candy/Cookie Crunch or Parfait

$1.00 off when you buy any TWO 8 - 10 oz packages of Nestlé® Crunch® or Nestlé® Butterfinger® Hearts

$5.00 off when you buy any Philips Norelco Shaving Replacement Head

$1.25 off when you buy any TWO Glucerna® Multi-Pack Bars or Multi-Pack Shakes

40¢ off when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Totino's® Rolls Snacks

30¢ off when you buy TWO CANS any size/variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Grands!® or Grands! Jr. ® Biscuits

40¢ off when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies

40¢ off when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pizza Crust, Breadsticks, Loaves or Dinner Rolls

40¢ off when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls

$1.75 off when you buy any TWO Pedialyte® Products

$1.35 off any TWO AXE® 4oz Bodysprays, 2.7 oz Anti-perspirants and Deodorants or 3oz Deodorants (Excludes Trial & Travel sizes, Bonus packs)

$1.40 off when you buy any NatureSmart Ester-C® item

$1.10 off when you buy any ONE Nature's Bounty® Vitamins or Supplements

50¢ off when you buy ONE LouAna® Product

$2.00 off when you buy any TWO GoodBelly® Quarts

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Baby your Baby's Teeth - Baby Banana Brush Review & GIVEAWAY - ends 2/13/12

Baby teeth are baby teeth, they're going to fall out anyway, right?  Well, right but starting your kid early on brushing their teeth and taking care of their dental hygiene will set them up for years of healthy habits as they mature. 

Plus, it's not only teeth that need to stay healthy, it's the gums too that can develop disease if not properly cared for. Knowing this, I bought a small toddler sized (regular style) toothbrush when my little one had gotten her first two teeth. 

The first thing I noticed, was that she wanted to carry the toothbrush around herself. Obviously, at this age I'm not going to be able to get a full 5 minute brushing session in, so the longer she "tries" to brush herself the better.

Being that she had just started walking, she was prone to fall and this hard plastic toothbrush was a hazard just waiting to happen. So, the moment she got up with the toothbrush and started to walk, I'd have to take it away, to the tune of many tears.

Baby Banana Brush by Live-Right, offers the solution to pediatric dental care.  This baby toothbrush, was invented by a dental hygienist in response to the exact situation I was describing above (toddlers & oral injures). I was curious to see if there really was a difference between standard children's toothbrushes and the Original Baby Banana Brush, and was given the opportunity to try one out with my daughter. 

My little peanut opens the Baby Banana Brush for the first time

Wow, my daughter loves this toothbrush!  It's soft and flexible, made from medical grade silicone so on the off chance she does fall, there is less risk of injury to her precious mouth. The Banana brush can double as a teething device, by putting in the freezer, and is durable enough to be sanitized in the dishwasher!  The Original Banana Brush is recommended for babies 12-24 months.

She tries the Baby Banana Brush - and LOVES IT!

My 12 month old was instantly intrigued and excited about this Baby Banana Brush, and now wants to brush her teeth before bed every night. She even tries to brush mommy's teeth!

My peanut sharing the tooth brushin' love with mommy

  • Baby Banana products are BPA, pthalate, and lead free
  • Tested and met all safety standards stipulated by the CPSIA and FDA
  • Flexible 100% medical grade silicone
  • Makes brushing safer and more fun for toddlers and young children
  • Retail price: under $8.00


The Original Baby Banana® Brush - for ages 12+ months

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Make your weeknight meal special - with Bertolli Meal Soups for Two (I did)

I am one of those strange birds who actually likes to cook!  That being said, with a toddler under foot and one in the belly I'm not always at my best to get in the kitchen and whip up a fancy meal.

Bertolli must have heard my call, and has created Premium Bertolli Meal Soups, from the freezer to the bowl literally in minutes!

I was given a coupon to try one of the Bertolli Meal Soups for 2, and a challenge to "Make a Weeknight Meal Special."  Naturally, I was anxious to see if this frozen meal would stand up to some of my homemade soup creations.  I choose the Chicken Minestrone, I was pleasantly surprised as it was completely delicious!  

Simple to prepare, just open the bag and pour into a saucepan, add 1 cup of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Seriously, that's it and it's done.  They must have some new way of flash freezing these veggies and ingredients so that they are still crisp, colorful and delicious after the trip from the store's freezer, to my pot and then bowl.

If you have a special night and not much time to prepare, your significant other would be pleased to have you set down a bowl of this piping hot, savory and comforting meal in front of them.  

Just add a candle to the table, throw a tablecloth on, and put some warm crusty french bread in a basket to make it feel like you're at a little romantic Italian restaurant (that's what I did) :-)

  • Bertolli® Frozen Meal Soups are hearty and fresh-tasting with vegetables, meats, pasta and herbs individually flash frozen at the  peak of freshness.
  •   Bertolli® Frozen Meal Soups are available in the frozen aisle, and can be prepared on your stovetop in minutes.
  •   With robust flavors and rich textures, new Bertolli® Frozen Meal Soups are available in four varieties: Chicken Minestrone, Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta, Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken, and Tuscan-Style Beef with Vegetables

Disclosure: I was compensated by Bertolli to participate in the Weeknight Meal Special Challenge.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Daily Deals for Moms, Babies & Kids - Zuilily - up to 90% off!

They have the cutest baby and kid's clothes, shoes, room decorations and other cute kid-related shopping boutiques on a deep discount!

Here's just a few items that are up right now on their site: 

Rim Zim Kids - Green Apple Wrap Dress


 bioME 5 - Violet Hippopotamus Organic Tee

Squeakers - Red Zebra Kristine Ankle-Strap Flat


HELP ME.....I can't seem to stop buying ............they have such cute stuff that I don't see in stores and up to 90% I can't beat that!