Apr 192014
 

**Masshole Mommy received products at no charge in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Have you ever bought a package of underwear for your kids and when you actually touched the underwear it felt scratchy?  Ok, so it’s not just me – phew.  I always found that it was especially the case when I purchased character undies for my boys.  If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years of being a mom it’s that uncomfortable kids are cranky kids, so imagine how excited I was when I heard about Lucky & Me.  They are a line of children’s underwear that is made from a luxurious fabric that’s super-soft, smooth to the touch and free of harmful chemicals!  How awesome does that sound, right?

The amazing folks over at Lucky & Me sent over some things for my boys to try out and I couldn’t wait to see what they thought.  Each of them received their own Logan Boys’ Classic Tee Shirt (2-Pack) and one pair of Grayson Boys’ Boxer Briefs each.

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They were so excited about their new duds and put on their undershirts right away. Continue reading »

Apr 192014
 

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If you’ve ever had a newborn, then you are all too familiar with late night feedings and sleepless nights.  If you’re a mom – you likely took on the majority of those duties while your partner somehow managed to sleep through them.  In the thick of all those sleepless nights, did you ever wonder how your loved one managed to sleep like a log? Or did you think maybe he was just pretending?  If it’s the latter… you’re not alone.

According to the 2014 Chicco Late Night Feeding Survey, forty-four percent of parents suspect their partners have pretended to be asleep to avoid late night feedings.  The truth? More than one-third of dads surveyed (38%) admit they have actually done so, but only 28 percent of moms say the same.

To celebrate the launch of Chicco’s NaturalFit Advanced Feeding & Soothing System, which is designed to simplify bottle feeding for parents and their newborns, Chicco USA polled new moms and dads to get the inside scoop on what goes on during the wee hours of feeding-filled sleepless nights.

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Some additional findings from the survey include: Continue reading »

Apr 142014
 

**Masshole Mommy received products at no charge in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Putting toxic chemicals under your arms stinks! That’s why MightyNest, an internet retailer of extraordinarily high quality and safe products for your home and family, asked me to put non-toxic Pit Paste to the test. Find out why you should choose a natural deodorant, then take the pledge below. Your pits will thank you, and you could win a Happy Pit Pack from MightyNest!

Now you know — there’s a natural deodorant that not only works, it’s also completely safe for your body. So, pledge to green your pits and you could win a Happy Pit Kit from MightyNest. You’ll also have a chance to help your school celebrate Earth Day and win up to $1000 in the MightyNest for Schools Earth Day Challenge! Continue reading »

Apr 122014
 

**Masshole Mommy received a Walmart gift card in order to purchase the product used for this review and one gift card is being offered for giveaway. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by Secret. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Whether it’s caused by a work deadline, chaotic day with the kids, or visit from the in-laws, stress stinks… literally! Out of the three causes of sweat—heat, activity, and stress—stress sweat has been proven to smell the worst.

Luckily, Secret® Clinical Strength has got you covered when stress strikes. Moisture activated, and formulated with odor-neutralizing ingredients that release a fresh scent, Secret Clinical Strength is proven to give you 4X* the protection against stress sweat. Visit www.nostresssweat.com for the scoop on stress sweat!

I wish I could say that I live a stress-free life, but the fact of the matter is – I am always running around like a chicken with my head cut off and it is stressful.  I am not usually one to sweat when I get stressed out, but I wanted to give Secret Clinical Strength a go to see how it held up on one of my most stressful days.  You know the day I am talking about – the one where I had to squeeze in soccer practice for one of my boys, karate class for the other one, two birthday parties and a family dinner.  All in one day!  Phew.

So, I headed over to my local Walmart to pick some up!  I grabbed the invisible solid!

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Mar 062014
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #19, McDonuts.
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WWE Smackdown Live is coming to the TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday, March 25, 2014!

WWE is returning to Boston just 2 weeks before WrestleMania 30!

John Cena, Batista and Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt, Kane and Alberto Del Rio in a Six-Man Tag Team Match!

Also see all your favorite WWE Superstars including:

Sheamus
Triple H
The Shield
The Wyatt Family
AND MANY MORE!

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Mar 012014
 

This contest is now over. Congratulations to #13, Elizabeth!
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Extreme Winter Weather Across the Northeast Means it’s Time to Hit the Slopes!

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With record snowfall across much of the nation, conditions at Killington Resort have been excellent all winter. Known as “The Beast of the East,” Killington Resort invites winter weather lovers to head up to Vermont for skiing, snowboarding, outdoor activities, and events for the whole family. Plus, this year Killington is pleased to announce a new addition – the much-anticipated, state-of-the-art Peak Lodge constructed at the 4,100 foot level of Killington Peak. Bundle up and grab a piece of the action! Continue reading »

Feb 222014
 

This contest is now over. Congratulations to #37, Sarah!
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Lionsgate. I received promotional item and a prize pack as a thank you for my participation.”

On March 14th, Lionsgate releases The Single Moms Club, a story of five struggling single Moms who put aside their differences in the midst of a school dilemma with their kids to form a support group. I have to tell you, I am really excited about this movie.

Have a look at the movie trailer to see what all the buzz is about:

Throughout their journey, the five women find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. When my oldest son was two,  I saw an ad for a local MOMS Club that met right in my town.  I was super excited and contacted them right away to find out how I could join.  At the time, either my friends had not starting having children yet or their kids were much older and could not relate to toddlers anymore.  My sister & brother are younger than I am, so they hadn’t started having kids yet and I basically had no one to go to for support. Being a part of a support group like that was such a help to me at the time and not only did I connect with other moms in my community, I made a couple of life long friends.  Plus, I love that our kids are all in school together now that they are a bit older, so I still get to see the moms – just in a different capacity. Continue reading »

Feb 082014
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #62, mrsshukra!
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**Masshole Mommy received a JORD Wood Watch for this review and one is being offered for giveaway. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Have you ever heard of a wood watch?  Until very recently, I hadn’t either, but admittedly I was intrigued. The folks at JORD Watches have stepped away from the traditional metal and rubber watches and have designed wood watches that bring people back to the beauty of nature with their unique time pieces.

I was very curious how a wood watch would look and feel compared to the type of watch that I normally wear and I was very excited when I was sent a JORD wood watch so that I could see for myself.  I was very pleasantly surprised at how lightweight, smooth and classy looking the Fieldcrest series wood watch, (which is for both men and women) was.

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I have a little bit of a watch obsession (I have over a dozen of them), so I was absolutely thrilled when I got this watch…..until my husband, who normally isn’t a big watch wearer, got his hands on it.  Since then, it’s been permanently planted on his wrist.  So much for that, huh?  I guess I need to go buy another one for myself.  JORD Wood Watches are definitely conversation pieces. Continue reading »

Jan 252014
 

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to #91, mrsshukra!
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**I received a Vicks humidifier and Braun thermometer for review.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

It’s Cold and Flu season and the dreaded cold bug has hit our house hard this winter and Vicks & Braun have some great products to help keep everyone in the house feeling better this year. I received the Braun Forehead Thermometer and the Vicks Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier to review & with little sickies in the house, these things couldn’t have come at a better time!

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The Braun Forehead Thermometer features: Continue reading »

Nov 162013
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #6, Jennifer!
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Can you believe that it has been 25 years since the Energizer Bunny drummed his way into our living rooms in a 1989 commercial series aimed at poking fun at the competition?  Ever since, everyday people and pop culture enthusiasts alike, have been enraptured with his tenacious spirit and boundless energy.  Comparisons between politicians, celebrities, professional athletes and energetic Americans and the Energizer Bunny happen every day. So much so, in 2006 the Oxford English Dictionary added Energizer Bunny to its lexicon with this definition:

Energizer Bunny n.:  A persistent or indefatigable person or phenomenon.

The Energizer Bunny drummed his way off his first commercial set in 1989, and hasn’t looked back. Energizer’s motivational mascot has shared the stage with characters such as Darth Vader, King Kong and the Wicked Witch.  He has traveled from outer space to the bottom of the sea, and entertained millions at community events and through social media. Advertising Age named the Energizer Bunny to its list of top 10 Ad Icons of the 20th Century.

Age has not slowed the Energizer Bunny down one bit.  Rather, it has motivated and expanded his personal mantra to that’s positivenergy™ – a commitment to designing products with people in mind and investing in programs that have a positive impact on the world.

It’s time to celebrate! Continue reading »

Oct 292013
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to Susan Riccio!
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I am receiving complimentary admission thanks to the USFG to LEGO® KidsFest for my participation.

Ready your building skills!  The LEGO KidsFest, a nationally-traveling giant LEGO expo, is coming to a city near you!  This interactive LEGO extravaganza brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in an activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.

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LEGO® KIDSFEST New England: December 6-8

Three Acres of Hands-On Educational Fun for All Ages

The LEGO® KidsFest national tour stops at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT, December 6-8, 2013, bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in this three acre activity- and  entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.

Among the many LEGO attractions, at the LEGO® KidsFest you will find: Continue reading »

Oct 052013
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #226, Patricia!
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**All opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way. Gift Card and product was received in exchange for this post**

I love Kohl’s.  I shop there fairly frequently whether it’s for clothing for myself, clothes or shoes for the kids or housewares.   I got a notice home from the school that their annual open house night is coming up, so I figured what better reason to go out an buy myself a new outfit than to try and look great when I meet the boys new teachers for the first time.

Lucky for me, when I walked inside the store I found out that they were holding a grand opening sale which begin on Friday, September 27.  I remember thinking to myself that my Kohl’s has been there for years, so why the heck are they having a grand opening sale.  Well, I’ll tell you why. Kohl’s is opening three new stores this fall located in Michigan City, Ind., Hyannis, Mass., and Keene, N.H. – and they are celebrating by holding the grand opening sale at all Kohl’s stores.

So last weekend, off I went to find myself a super cute outfit for open house.  I’m a jeans girl, so I was thinking a cute sweater, jeans and some boots would be perfect.

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Oct 052013
 

This contest has now ended. Congrats to #16, Mary!
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** Disclosure: All opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.  No form of monetary compensation was exchanged.  Product was received in exchange for this post **

Time flies when you’re having fun….or so they say, right?  It blows my mind to think that we are going to be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time in just about a month on Nov. 3!  It’s also that time of year when Energizer, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and fire departments nationwide join forces for the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program to raise awareness of the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.  This is the 26th year for the annual program and the message is still an important one.

Did you know, thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.*

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Energizer asked me to share a simple life-saving reminder out to all my readers – remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back – it could help save a life!

How You Can Get Involved: Continue reading »

Oct 052013
 

This contest has now ended. Congrats to #49, Latanya!
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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this movie in exchange for this post.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way

I am so excited that Disney is releasing The Little Mermaid from the Disney vault!  The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack is being released October 1st!  The Little Mermaid is one of my all time favorite Disney films.  It was first in theaters back in 1989 (man, I just dated myself) and I remember watching it on VHS with my sister over and over and over again.  Now I get to share this classic with my own kids.

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This fall, The Walt Disney Studios invites families everywhere to rediscover the film that gave voice to a whole generation as “The Little Mermaid” splashes its way into homes for the first time ever on Blu-ray™ for a limited time only. One of the most celebrated animated musical films of all time and two-time Academy Award®-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989), “The Little Mermaid” tells the magical tale of the mermaid princess Ariel and her lovable underwater friends, Sebastian and Flounder. Now, viewers can experience Ariel’s adventures like never before with sparkling high definition picture and sound, then explore the making of this modern family classic with all-new bonus treasures. Continue reading »

Sep 142013
 

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to #51, McDonuts.
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Anyone that knows me in real life already knows this, but I am obsessed with shoes.  I have more pairs of shoes & boots than I could possibly count.  I don’t have Imelda Marcos beat, but I’m working on it.  One of my favorite places to shop for shoes is Famous Footwear.  Their prices really are fantasic and their selection of styles is really impressive.

I have some good news for my local friends. Famous Footwear, recently announced that they are opening a new store in Bedford, New Hampshire, marking its 30th location in the Boston market. The 4,960 square-foot store will open on September 18 and will host a series of grand opening events throughout the day. The new store is located in the Bedford Mall at 85 South River Road in Bedford, New Hampshire.

To celebrate the opening in Bedford, Famous Footwear is hosting an all-day grand opening event on September 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shoppers are invited to experience fun activities including:

·       A Shoe Crazy® shopping spree where one lucky winner will get 30 seconds to run through the aisles and grab as many free pairs of shoes as possible.

·       Hourly drawings to win a complimentary pair of shoes.

·       An appearance from popular, local radio station, WZID 95.7, giving shoppers the chance to meet some of their favorite radio personalities.

·       A live DJ.

Famous Footwear is a leading, easy-to-shop footwear destination, featuring merchandise for women, men and children, making it a one-stop-shop for the entire family. Shoppers can access Famous Footwear’s loyalty rewards program and vast style selection in-store to meet their family’s footwear needs. Continue reading »

Sep 072013
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #156, Becca!
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This back-to-school season at Staples, parents and students of all ages will find everything they need to make learning fun with an expanded assortment of educational supplies – all at a great value.  From top educational brands like Crayola, Leap Frog, Melissa & Doug and more, teachers and parents can now find these items at select Staples stores – including one near you – and on Staples.com.

I went into my local Staples to purchase some of the school supplies that they needed to start their school year.  We received supply lists from each of their teachers at the beginning of the summer and I was so relieved that every single thing was able to be purchased at Staples.  The supply lists that we received were very specific and honestly, I was a bit surprised at how extensive (and lengthy) the list for my fourth grader was.  It was so nice to be able to find everything in one place

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Aug 312013
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #58, Sandy.
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*The Del Monte products, information and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte, but all opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way*

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I know many schools have already started back for the year, but my boys don’t start back until Wednesday.  That means I will be double checking their school supply lists this weekend as well as doing some grocery shopping to make sure we’re stocked up on things to pack for their lunches and snacks at school. Both of my boys each get 30 minutes for lunch and a 15 minute snack break during their school day, so since they’re in a bit of a time crunch when it comes to eating in school, I am always on the lookout for things that are easy to open, healthy and they like.  I was recently given the opportunity to try some Del Monte® Fruit Burst™ Squeezers, which is one of their newest products and fits the bill as far as what I’m looking for in a snack for my boys.

The Fruit Burst Squeezers™ are available in two varieties:

  • Simply Fruit (Strawberry, Mixed Berry and Apple Cinnamon)
  •  Fruit + Veggie (Peach-Mango and Blueberry)

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We got to try both Fruit Burst™ Squeezers flavors and my boys gobbled up the ones we received in one day.  It kind of worked out because my oldest loved the blueberry flavor while my little guy preferred the mixed berry – so there wasn’t much fighting over who got what.  I love that they are so easy to pack in their lunchboxes and/or grab on the go when we’re running out the door to make it to karate class after school. Continue reading »

Aug 312013
 

This contest has now ended.  Congratulations to #40, Jennifer
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Now that my kids are a little bit older (6 & 9), sometimes I forget about the dangers that certain objects around the house can cause. Coin lithium batteries can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, flameless candles and children’s books with sound. If ingested, these coin-sized lithium batteries can cause serious chemical burns in as little as two hours.  Yet in a survey conducted by Energizer, 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries.

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In support of National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (September 1-7, 2013), the National Safety Council and Energizer have teamed up to share some important tips every parent should know to help prevent injuries from the ingestion of Coin Lithium batteries to help keep kids safe. Continue reading »

Aug 312013
 

Disney’s beloved and adorable ‘Buddies’ are back in a hilarious all-new movie for the whole family — ‘SUPER BUDDIES debuts August 27, 2013, on Blu ray Combo Pack and DVD.  An action-packed canine adventure, ‘Super Buddies’ stars the world’s most adorable talking puppies – Rosebud, B-Dawg, Budderball, Buddha and Mudbud, as caped crusaders em’barking’ on their biggest adventure ever.

An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha and Rosebud discover mysterious rings that grant them each a unique super power. Before you can say, “Buddies, assemble,” the pups unleash their amazing abilities and race to the rescue when a shape-shifting bully from outer space threatens the planet. But can they succeed in kicking major tail without revealing their new secret identities? Continue reading »

Aug 132013
 

This contest is now closed. Winner had been contacted via email. Thank you to everyone that entered.
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King Richard’s Faire will soon be open weekends from August 31, 2013 through October 20, 2013 (including Labor Day Monday and Columbus Day Monday) in Carver, MA. Have you been to the Faire before?  I have several friends who go year after year, but I haven’t been in several years.  Both of my boys are into knights and other medieval things of that nature, so I am really looking forward to taking them this year.

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Never been to King Richard’s Faire?  Here’s a little information about it: Continue reading »