Win a Lil Bums #ClothDiaper Starter Kit #Giveaway

 Welcome to the Lil Bums Cloth Diaper giveaway hosted by Housewife on a Mission and sponsored by Lil Bums Cloth Diapers!

Lil Bums Cloth Diapers easy-to-use pocket diapers are adjustable from 8-35 lbs and are the softest cloth diapers on the market. Organically grown bamboo cotton helps keep your baby healthier and our earth a little cleaner. The cloth diapers are made with a luxuriously soft minky fabric that’s not only incredibly smooth, but extremely durable and stain resistant. This will keep your diapers looking as good as the day you bought them for years to come.

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Blueberry Barbecue Sauce #Recipe

We went blueberry picking for the first time last weekend. Well, I should clarify that hubs and I went blueberry picking. The girls went blueberry eating.

Blueberry picking

We’ve made a pretty big dent in the 11 pounds of blueberries we picked (not including the pound and a half my kids ate while “picking”), but we still had plenty left to make some blueberry barbecue sauce. While not technically paleo because of the added sugar, it is gluten-free, and I think we all deserve a treat once in a while.

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Get Into Summer Fun with DK Books

The dog days of summer are here, and complaints of, “I’m boooored,” echo through the house. If your kids need a few new ideas to keep them busy, visit the DK Books Summer Fun Boutique this month and check out all the activity books at 30% off. We received My First Doodle Fun!, My First Doodle On The Go!, and The Big Book Of Crafts And Activities for review. Read on to find out what my review crew thought!

My First Doodle Fun! & My First Doodle on the Go!

My First Doodle Fun!     My First Doodle on the Go!

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Cover That Bum with Maxaloones from Harp Diapers

There are lots of great reasons to put cloth diapers on your baby: reducing your environmental impact, saving money, healthier skin, and don’t forget how cute and chic cloth diapers are! But it’s not all kittens and rainbows. There’s the extra laundry and the poop scraping (I know, I know, you’re supposed to dump and flush the poop out of disposable diapers too, but how often does that happen?). And then there’s the frustration of trying to find pants that fit those adorably fluffy bums. Most pants are made to fit over disposable diapers, and I know we often have to go up a size to fit over Keira’s diapers. Unfortunately, that means the pants often end up gaping at the waist and/or dragging on the ground.

Clever cloth diapering moms have come up with several options to address this problem. Maxaloones are stretchy pants specially designed to fit over fluffy cloth diaper bums. Not only do they fit perfectly over cloth diapers, but they adjust to fit from 3/6 months all the way up to 3 years! Just adjust the size by folding up or down the contrasting leg cuffs and tummy band. You can also find these pants in Miniloones (3-12 months) and Monster Maxaloones (1-5 years).

Maxaloones collage

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Blueberry Banana Coconut Smoothie #Recipe (Plus a Sweepstakes Alert!) #SilkSmoothies

Summer is definitely the season of smoothies. As the temperature rises, it gets harder and harder to maintain much of an appetite, and the kids get pickier and pickier about what they’re willing to eat. Sigh. Thankfully, smoothies are quick and easy to whip up, and they’re a fantastic way to cool down and get some healthy vitamins and nutrients into everybody at the same time.

We went blueberry picking this weekend, and when we came home with 11 pounds of beautiful local, no spray blueberries, I just knew I had to create a refreshing, icy blueberry smoothie to beat the heat! Blueberries are a superfood packed full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, phytoflavinoids, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and manganese. Not only have blueberries been shown to reduce your risk for heart disease, there’s even some evidence that blueberries may help improve your memory. Most importantly for my kids though, they taste great!

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