Introducing “Money Saving Sundays.” I thought it’d be fun to help other thrifty shoppers out there do some money saving. So, every Sunday I’ll supply you with awesome deals and coupons for kids and pets. Plus, you may even find a glitch or two posted.
All of the information posted below was valid as of Money Saving Sunday, February 19, 2017. I can’t guarantee availability or accuracy. For any concerns you’re going to want to contact the company offering the deal.
Alright, now that all of the legal mumbo jumbo is out of the way. Who is ready for some money saving fun?!
If you know of any money saving tips, tricks, offers, or whatever saves us money – let us know in the comment section below! You never know who you may help out.
Money Saving Sundays
Money Saving For Pets
Money Saving Coupons
Money Saving Offers
Get 14% off your Pooch Perks Box with code RUFF14!
Kurgo is having a cyber sale right now. Everything is 40% off!
Right now at HealthyPets.Com you can get 20% off dental products with the code SOFRESH.
Only Natural Pet is having a President’s Day Sale. You can get 30% off your order with code USAMADE. This is valid until 03/20/2017.
Entirely Pets pretty much has a sale going on year round. You can get up to 80% off pet products.
Pets Warehouse is another great place to buy for your pet. Most of their products are 50% off retail!
PetSmart also has a current offer. You get free shipping on orders that are over $19!
Plus, keep an ear out. A little birdie told me soon that they’ll offer free shipping with no minimum!
Money Saving For The Kids
Ok, so Filly Flair has some super duper cute kids clothes. Plus, their prices are already pretty low. Right now you can get $5 off your $50 order. You just use the code FILLY5 at checkout. You can actually stock up on quite a bit with 50 bucks. Plus, they have super cute outfits like the one below.
Crazy 8 always has CRAZY good offers! Right now they are offering FREE SHIPPING with absolutely no minimum!
Plus, Crazy 8 is having an awesome President’s Day Sale right now! A lot of their items are up to 80% off! Plus, add in that free shipping. That’s a steal.
Here’s another little tip.. use the code PRES15 at checkout and get another 15% off your order! But, that offer ends tomorrow! (2/20/17)
I didn’t find any great glitches, yet. But, make sure you’re following me on social media. Because, if I come across any, I’ll post them there!
** Some links may be affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here.
Have you looked into all the kids subscription box options that are available? There’s a lot out there. Some feature toys. Then some of them feature clothing. Plus, so much more to make a kids subscription box perfect for little hands. Subscription boxes are all the craze right now. So, why not let your littlest ones join in on the fun, too?
Subscription boxes are pretty neat. You can get boxes for clothes, make-up. food, and all kind of stuff. The best part is that it’s delivered to your door every month. No wasting gas. No spending hours at a store. Bam! At your front door. But, subscription boxes aren’t just for adults. There are plenty of kids subscription box options.
Here are Dray and Haley’s favorite kids subscription box options.
Surprise Ride is such a neat idea for a kids subscription box. Plus, it was featured on my all time favorite show, Shark Tank. 😉 This box is perfect for ages 5 .
What You Get Each Month
Two activities that focus on either STEM, geography, math, history, or art.
Easy to follow instructions
Plus, fun extras!
Monthly – $24/month shipping
6-Months – $20/month shipping
12-Months – $19/month shipping
Right now you can use the code SHARK5 and get $5 off your order!
Are you a Disney fanatic like our family is?! If so, you’ll love the Walt Life kids subscription box. It’s perfect for Disney adult fans, too. The Walt Life subscription box offers five different options!
Green Kid Crafts is such a neat kid subscription box! Each box is themed to help your little one become an explorer. With topics such as safari, volcano, space, and so much more. Plus, there’s anywhere between 5-8 projects in each box! Each project comes with easy to follow instructions, too.
Okay, my kids are straight SOCK FANATICS! Especially Haley. So, we absolutely love, love, love Sock Panda! The best part is that Sock Panda is all about giving back. So, for every time you make a purchase or renew your subscription they donate a pair of socks! How cool is that?
Their kids subscription box is aimed for kids between the ages of 3 and 8 years old. You’ll get 2 pair of awesome socks for $15/month. Plus, they won’t just get socks. Each box also comes with games, crafts, brain teasers, and something new every time.
Kids chores. It’s a beautiful thing. Well, most of the time. Except when they’re fighting having to do chores. Then it’s not such a beautiful thing. But, I am blessed. Haley, my 5 year old, loves doing chores. She thrives with chores. When she does them, she goes all out. But, I know that will change as she gets older. I already see the transformation coming. But, for now, I’m enjoying the kids and chores phase.
Are your kids old enough to help with chores? Let’s be honest, how much do they enjoy it? My oldest, she’s 5, loves helping with chores. She actually asks if she can help often. Haley is a huge help. Plus, she makes sure that her chores are done in a top notch manner. Which, I have to be honest, helps mommy a ton. Right now, her chores are simple. Because, her attention span isn’t quite there. We’ll worry about advance chores when she’s older. But, for now she enjoys being a kid with chores on the side.
We follow a chore chart to ensure that she remembers what to do. She loves filling it out, too. So, that’s a plus. The chores she does may seem like everyday tasks to us. And they are. But, she loves them. She loves her chore chart. I even added a free printable below for you. It’s the same chore chart we use for Haley. I created it, too!
Kids Chores: Our Daily Routine
Like I said, I’m totally blessed. Haley loves doing chores. Most of the time her chores are done before I have to ask.
Make her bed
Brush her teeth
Help mommy as needed
Help set the table for dinner
Brush her teeth
Help feed the dogs
Put toys away
Get dressed for bed
Overall, Haley’s attitude is great. But, on her chore chart I have spot for extra good behavior. In the near feature, we plan on adding more extensive chores. But, as of right now we’re dealing with the basics.
What are some kid chores you get your kids to do? How old are your children? I’ll need some ideas for the near future. But, for now, enjoy your free printable “Chore Chart” below!
The day has yet to come where I have to answer that dreaded question. The question that asks: “Is Santa Real?” My little ones aren’t quite to that age. But, I know that day will come. It’s a day that every parent may experience at one point in time. But, what do you say? How do you keep the Christmas magic alive? It’s easy. Plus, I discovered this cute little book that will help you. It’s called “The Myth of Santa’as Beard.” This book is a Christmas winner in our house.
We’re only a few short weeks away from Christmas. I can’t lie. I’m excited. But, I’m not prepared. We have our Christmas tree up. But, I’d be lying if I said all our Halloween is up already. I’ve yet to replace the Halloween wreath on the front door. But, it’s happening by this weekend! I promise. At least nobody has commented on it, yet. Plus, there’s no doubt in my mind that Christmas this year will be fun. Haley is old enough (5) to really get into the spirit. Plus, she decorated the tree all by herself! Dray is a year old now. So, he’ll be able to rip into the presents. I’m excited! Even our baby proofing of the tree is “festive.” 😉
My household is full of believers in the Christmas spirit. We love celebrating Christmas together. It’s an important time of year for us. We all hate that it goes by so fast. Haley loves thinking about what Santa may bring her. We read Christmas stories. We bake and decorate. It’s a great time to put technology to the side. To remember what it’s important in life. Plus, surrounding yourself with positive people.
We love reading classing Christmas stories. You can’t forget the annual Christmas movies. We’re addicted to those, too. When the tree is put up we may be playing Christmas music. Or we may have a Christmas movie going in the background. This year we added another Christmas tradition to the list. Our family discovered the cutest Christmas book. It’s called “The Myth of Santa’s Beard” by Sharon Thayer.
“The Myth of Santa’s Beard” has a great story behind it. Plus, a cool little addition at the end. This Christmas story tells the story of why Santa’s beard is so long. The myth is that every time you do something good, Santa’s beard grows a little longer. But, eventually it grew a little too long. The elves work a little magic and help Santa’s beard problem out. But, that doesn’t stop the magic. It still grows a little every time you do something good. At the end of the book there’s a special surprise that your little one will love!
I won’t give the secret away. Because, if you scroll down you can enter to win your own copy of “The Myth of Santa’s Beard.” As a bonus, it will also be autographed by the author Sharon Thayer! This is a book your family will enjoy for years. No wonder it’s an award winner.
The design of the book has even landed it a spot in our Christmas decorations. It stays propped up with all the rest of the decorations. Plus, it’s an easy way for Haley to grab it if she ever wants to look at it. Which happens several times a day. She loves this book. I can’t deny it either. This is a great addition to our Christmas traditions.
So, it’s obvious that my children believe in Santa. We believe in the magic of Santa. The magic of Christmas. But, this is my opinion on the magic of Santa. If you chose to introduce him to your children, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s great, too. As parents we spend too much time judging each other. We just need to respect each others opinions.
I also have another opinion on Santa. Which, as I said before, is my opinion. Christmas has became entirely too much about gifts. It’s not so much about family anymore. I don’t know about you, but, I’m not rich. I can’t afford to get my kid a tablet. She wants quite a few things. I just can’t afford them. But, I don’t want her to think she’s any less important than children who receive iPads and drones. Because she’s just as important. She is the world to me. I make sure to reassure her of this every day. When I say Haley is a grateful child, I mean it. She doesn’t beg. She understands. She’s amazing. I really don’t think we should buy our children’s affection. I think our time with them is more valuable than the money we spend.
“Is Santa Real?”
The day will come when a parent is asked: “Is Santa Real?” How does a parent respond? What do they say? I’ve often thought about what I’m going to say to Haley. But, after a long thought session, I figured it out. I know exactly how I will explain the magic of Santa to her.
St. Nicholas was a real person. He lived a long time ago. Around Christmas time he was known for his secret gift giving. So, in order to keep his spirit alive he uses people who believe in him to carry on the tradition. That’s why parents all over the world spend time wrapping and placing presents under the Christmas tree. So, mommy and daddy are putting the presents there. But, that’s because they want the magic of what St. Nicholas did a long time ago to live on today.
It doesn’t matter how to you celebrate the holidays. This is a no judgement zone. Whatever your decision, I support you. But, have you ever had to answer the question “Is Santa Real?” I’d love to hear your experience.
So, “Is Santa Real?” What’s your opinion? While you’re at it – enter to win your own copy of “The Myth of Santa’s Beard” by Sharon Thayer. As a bonus, it will also be autographed! This book would be the perfect addition to any Christmas tradition.
** Disclosure: I received a Kidioke book for free in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Christmas is right around the corner. Are you still at a lost when it comes to buying for your smallest fan? Then you have to check out Kidioke! Plus, Kidioke has a cool app you can download to go with the book, too. My daughter has made me promise her I will get her another one. I think it’s a great idea. It’s a fun product and plus it’s educational, too. Especially when Haley is now learning to read.
The past few months have been a roller coaster for our family. As many of you know, my kids stay sick. Dray goes to physical and speech therapy. Haley has epilepsy. Which means we spend a lot of time at the local children’s hospital. About two months ago I quit my job. I didn’t want to. But, with how often my kids were sick, I missed a lot of work. I didn’t feel like I was part of the “team.” Because of the missed work it became hard to afford gas. Not to mention paying a babysitter on top of that, too.
Right before I quit, Haley came down with pneumonia. She had just started kindergarten. Which was really awful. Because. from the get go she missed 2 whole weeks of school. Now, we’re just now getting over another case of pneumonia. Poor girl has been through the ringer. But, that doesn’t stop her excitement. She’s a lot of fun. Even if her 3 hour long stories make absolutely no sense. She loves school. Her intelligence is amazing.
Every afternoon Dray and I sit in the car line at the elementary school waiting to pick her up. We’re waiting at least an hour every day. At first it was hard. Dray is only a year old. It’s hard to keep him entertained. I would bring toys, drinks, snacks, and even let him tear up magazines. But, he gets bored fast. Even his favorite toy doesn’t keep him entertained more than a couple of minutes. Especially if we’re in the car and not moving. He’s great for car rides. Just not sitting still and the car isn’t moving.
Thankfully, a few weeks ago, a miracle came into our lives. We discovered Kidioke. Now waiting in the car rider line isn’t so unbearable. He’s entertained the whole time. Which is amazing to me. All thanks to a book. But, a book that we will stock up on this Christmas season.
What is Kidioke?
Kidioke is basically a book that allows your kids to enjoy the “karaoke” side of life. Each book includes a popular song. The Kidoke books also look cool with the side guitar on each book. The books also have a LED timer display. This helps little ones know when each verse will start.
The Kidioke is a great way to help your little one learn to read. In a fun way, too! Parents will love the song selection, too. Kidioke is bringing back the classics that’s for sure.
Check out my post “5 Christmas Family Traditions You Can Start This Year.” One of the ideas is wrapping up 25 books. Then starting December 1st allow your child to open one book each day until Christmas. I can’t wait to see how stoked Haley is when she sees a few Kidioke books in the mix.
If you have a chance to check out the Kidioke series, let me know how you like it. Plus, what’s your favorite one? The songs are oldies but definitely goodies. I’ll post a review of the Kidioke app next week. So, if you’re familiar with the app – shhh! Don’t give any spoilers. 😉
My family has trusted Gerber for generations. The brand has stolen the baby industeries heart since 1927. We feel the same about their line of GERBER CEREALS, too. We used their cereals to introduce Haley to solid foods. Dray was introduced to solid food with their cereal, too. Plus, it’s easy to mix in your own purees. Making for a different experience for your baby every time.
Introducing Haley to solids was easy. She was a great eater. Dray is a different story. His first birthday was Sunday. He still has problems eating solid foods. We’ve talked to his pediatrician about it. She says to just give him time. It’s just a different experience for me. I guess because Haley was such a fierce eater. Now she is picky, picky, picky.
I used GERBER CEREALS for Haley quite often. Now, Dray has become a Gerber baby, too. Both of my little ones were introduced to the solid food world through their cereals. But, I must say, the flavor variety has expanded since Haley enjoyed the cereal. I found this out while visiting Walmart. They have a HUGE selection. Which is great. Because, Dray is texture and taste funny.
Dray loves fruit. So, when I saw the GERBER CEREALS Rice & Banana Apple, I was ecstatic! I knew he would love this. Plus, all of the benefits it offers is amazing. WalMart has a great variety of the cereal. So, if you’re in the market, I’d check them out.
I mixed apple puree into the cereal. Dray absolutely loved it. He watched me every time I took the spoon to the bowl. He knew the good stuff was coming.
GERBER CEREALS Benefits
The #1 food source of iron
Two servings equals 90% of the daily iron baby need
Made with calcium
Promotes healthy bones and teeth
No artificial flavors
No artificial colors
Has Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and 6 B Vitamins
Are you just now introducing solid foods to baby? Or are you a professional at introducing them? Regardless of your rank, your baby or toddler will benefit from GERBER CEREALS. Since 1927, Gerber has helped build healthy babies.
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