Rockwell Tools Halloween Giveaway

 
Welcome to the Rockwell Tools
Halloween Tool Giveaway
Hosted by: We’re Parents!? 
Sponsored by: Rockwell Tools
 
 
 When I was given the opportunity to offer a giveaway that appeals to all parents, and not just new moms, I had to jump on it!  In fact, this giveaway appeals to everyone parent or not!  Thanks to Rockwell Tools and We’re Parents!? for giving me an opportunity to share it with you. 
 
This Halloween, make your DIY project easier, with Rockwell Tools newest tools, the Sonicrafter F30 and the BladeRunner X2.  From carving pumpkins, to intricate lawn signs, and artsy inside creations, Rockwell has you covered.

Rockwell Sonicrafter F30 is the newest oscillating tool from Rockwell.  It’s up to twice as fast as competing brands!  The 3.5amp F30 and 4 amp F50 oscillating tools work harder than the competitors too!  What’s even greater is the true Universale Fit to accept other brand’s accessories without compromise.  It can be found at Lowes nationwide for $119.99 and comes in a hard case with separate bulk storage areas for the accessories. 
 
The Rockwell Bladerunner was one of the most popular benchtop table saws on the market, cutting everything from wood to plastic to ceramic tile and more! Now, Rockwell was launched the BladeRunner X2, accommodating for longer and wider workpieces.  The new blade guard also has a splitter, helping to keep straight cuts on track and weighs 15lbs less than before! What makes this better than other benchtop saws?  The blade.  Instead of a saw blade, it has a standard 4in T-shanked jigsaw blade.  Available at many locations for $119.99 and covered by a 3yr warranty.
 
Want to see it in action? See what Larisha from We’re Parents!? created using the Sonicrafter F30 by reading her full review here.
 
BUY IT!  You can purchase both tools directly from Amazon for $119.99 by clicking on the links below:
Rockwell Sonicrafter F30 Rockwell BladeRunner X2

 
Ready for the giveaway? One lucky reader is going to win their choice of Rockwell Tools described here!
Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and ends on 11/3/14 at 11:59PM EST. One entry per person/household/IP address.
Enter using the simple Giveaway Tools from below. Good luck!


{Enter to Win} Kiinde Starter Kit

 
Welcome to the Kiinde
Breastfeeding Starter Kit Giveaway
 
If you are a pumping mom, then this should be on your wish list and baby registry!
 
Kiinde is committed to developing both innovative and revolutionary products that make the parents’ life easier and safer.  They draw their inspiration from the challenges of parenthood and create products where there is truly a need. 
 
The Kiinde Twist, Breastfeeding Starter Kit, put a new twist on previous feeding systems by allowing you to directly pump from ANY pump into breastmilk storage pouches that are leak-proof and use twist-locking caps. You can then label, store, warm, and feed from the same pouch without ever transferring milk. The Active Latch nipples are designed to teach natural breastfeeding behaviors with help to eliminate gas from baby’s tummy.
 
We’re Parents!? and Mending the Piggy Bank were both able to see the Kiinde Breastfeeding Starter Kit in Person at MommyCon Philly and both of them think it’s a great system!  
 
See what Brianna from Mending the Piggy Bank thought about MommyCon Philly by reading her full review here
 
See what Larisha from We’re Parents!? had to say about MommyCon Philly by reading her full review here.
 
Check out more innovative products from Kiinde at their website.BUY IT!  You can purchase the Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Starter Kit for just $39.99 when you head over to Amazon.
 

 
Ready for the giveaway? One lucky reader is going to win their own Kiide Breastfeeding Starter kit!
Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and ends on 10/30/14 at 11:59PM EST. One entry per person/household/IP address.
Enter using the simple Giveaway Tools from below. Good luck!

 

{Enter to Win} Halloween Family Boo-ling Monster Mash at Playdrome

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Our friends at Playdrome are hosting Halloween Family Boo-ling Monster Mash on Saturday 10/25 from 4-6p and 6:30-8:30p.  Its a Halloween Party and night at the lanes all rolled into one!

For $64.99 you get a lane for up to 6 people, 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, funnel cake, pizza, soda, passes to the rock wall, 30 GameMania tokens, and a chance to  win prizes for coming in costume.

They are offering Raising A Family On A Budget readers a chance to save $5 on a Halloween Boo-ling package when you reserve your lane by calling 856-904-0844 up until 10/20 and mention that you saw them here.

They are also giving one lucky family a free night at the lanes!  Enter below to win a complimentary Halloween Boo-ling Monster Mash package!

Entries will remain open through 8pm on Tuesday 10/21.  After all entries have been verified, a winner will be randomly selected.  Please note, each blog comment must be made separately to count as an entry.  Combining comments into one post voids your entry.

Overwhelmed: An Unfortunate New Way of Life

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I want to admit something to all of you, something I have been having a hard time dealing with, and even admitting to myself.  You see, I work my ass off to look like i have it all together all of the time, but recently my reality has changed.  Not just a little change either; a complete metamorphosis into being scattered and overwhelmed by just about everything.

I used to thrive on being busy and having deadlines.  Now, I just want to push pause.

I have taken on way too many responsibilities, and have not had the opportunity to adjust and take them in stride since everything seems to be happening at once.  I’m trying to keep it together, but EVERYTHING is unravelling, and I know something has got to give, and I don’t know what that something is going to be yet.

So for the sake of accountability, and being honest with myself, here is what is currently on my plate:

  • Stay At Home Mom:  I have 3 children ages 15 mos, 5 yrs, and almost 7yrs
  • Homeschooling Mom:  Kindergarten & 1st Grade – we are in the process of switching to a new cyber school because our original cyber school was not a good fit for our family or the needs of the children.  I am not looking forward to the adjustment period, but I am looking forward to finding an educational experience that is a good fit for my children
  • Domestic Goddess:  Ok, so this is a self-appointed title, but one that I used to hold with pride.  Don’t stop by unannounced these days since it has all gone out the window.  The day to day household stuff is a mess, there are toys, junk mail, and clothes in every room of the house.  I need someone to take my kiddos for the day so I can go through everything with reckless abandon, and a trash bag or two, and clear house.  
  • Girl Scout Leader:  This is my special time with my daughter.  I won’t give this up, and thankfully have support from many of the other moms in our troop.  I look forward to getting to know them and planning out the year with them so that all of the girls have a wonderful experience, and the parents don’t burn out.
  • Blogger:  When I’m looking for deals and coupons for you, I end up finding things that will help our family as well.  I enjoy sharing recipes, DIY projects, reviews and giveaways with all of you as well.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to put as much time into RAFOAB as I would like recently, and the number of things I share has dwindled from multiple times a day 6 days a week to a few times a week.  For right now, I need to reevaluate the direction RAFOAB is going, and how much time I can honestly put in to writing posts and sharing with all of you.  I think I am moving in the direction of posting a few times a week instead of every day, at least until I can sort out the rest of the family routine.
  • Employee:  I also work a part time job for Princeton University.  My responsibilities have recently changed, and I am now doing 2-3 times the work (and hours) as I was doing a few weeks ago.  I need to find the new rhythm, and have been struggling a bit.  Hopefully, I will find the balance soon.
  • Morrisville Community Farmers’ Market:  This has been a project more than 2 years in the making.  I have wanted to see a local community farmers’ market come to Morrisville, and amazingly it is finally here.  I am so proud of what we have been able to accomplish in a very short period of time.  Unfortunately, the farmers’ market is currently a one-woman show, and that one-woman is me.  I am quickly burning out because I don’t have enough help with the weekly markets and the behind the scenes work.  Part of the problem is that I like to be in control and have all of my ducks in a row before asking for help, the other part of the problem is when I ask for help, only a few people step forward, and I have a fewar of them burning out as well.  We are halfway through the fall market season, and if the market is to survive into 2015, there will need to be a lot of changes – starting with a committee of people who are willing and able to help out with all aspects of the farmers’ market.

I know there are probably other things that I do, or should be doing, that I have left off of the list … like right now I am preparing for a consignment sale, and trying to figure out how I can go to the gym this week since I haven’t gone in way too long.  

I am overwhelmed … scattered … overloaded … exhausted.  Something has to give, but I’m not sure what it is or how I am going to make it all happen.  For now, I am taking things one day at a time, and attempting to find pockets of time for myself to recharge.  I know I am doing too much, but where do you draw the line?

 

The MommyCon Experience

mommyconLast year, when I was still pregnant with Tiny, I heard of a 2-day parenting conference that was held in cities all across America.  This conference was touted as being in favor of natural parenting and attachment parenting.  I didn’t even know what attachment parenting was, but there was no way I was taking a 7 week old into Philly on my own last year.  I saw photos from several of my friends, and they really seemed to enjoy themselves and learn a lot at MommyCon, so I had to see it for myself.

This past weekend, was MommyCon 2014, and it was back in Philly, as one of several locations around the country.  Tiny is now 15 mos old, so he and I went both days.

Saturday was the VIP day.  There were about 250 people there, a whole lot for a VIP experience.  And while it was noisy (your encouraged to bring your children), and a little disorganized (first year at the convention center and shipments not arriving on time), it was also amazing.  There were 3 session on Saturday, all very casual.  We heard from The Honest Toddler, The Leaky Boob, and The Baby Guy NYC.  And for attending as VIPs, we each received a Beco Soleil Baby Carrier!  I’ll be honest, the BECO is the reason I chose to go as a VIP instead of just going on Sunday for the general admission day.

VIP Sessions

I got a chance to talk to some great people, enjoy a day in the city, and learned a little more about baby wearing and what I like in a carrier.  The day concluded with a walk to City Hall.

Sunday was a bit different – there were a lot more people, an expo floor with vendors, the Baby Wearing World Record, a variety of sessions, and giveaways galore!

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I wanted to know what this whole attachment parenting/natural parenting thing was about.  I had visions of hippies with boobs out, wearing multiple children, with patchouli stink dancing in my head the first time I heard that phrase.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Attachment parents and natural parenting are just labels we give ourselves to see what group we fit into.  There were moms, and dads, at MommyCon from all walks of life.  There were so many different types of parents at this event and we all were able to get along and support one another no matter if we birthed at home or the hospital, naturally or with interventions, breastfeed or formula feed, baby wear or pushed strollers, cloth diapered or use disposables, whether it was our first child or seventh (I didn’t meet anyone with more than 7, but it is highly possible) the message was clear – I support you and your parenting choices.

So after two very full days in Philly with my son, I am now home, processing all that I heard.  MommyCon was a good experience.  I’m glad that I went.  I had fun, learned something new, and even made a new business contact or two (which is a bonus).  I found out about new products, and really wish some of these things were out when I had my first baby 7 years ago.  

I’ve already been asked by a few friends if I’ll go back next year, and to be honest, I won’t.  From what I saw this year, MommyCon is great for those who are expecting or have children under 2, however I didn’t see much that addressed parenting the preschooler or even school aged child, and that is the season our family is moving into.  If the seminar offerings change to include preschoolers and school aged children, maybe I would reconsider, but I don’t think MommyCon should change to include that dynamic.  They have captured lightning in a bottle with MommyCon and their niche and how they address it is amazing.  

For more information on MommyCon, check out their website.

{Enter to Win} Worx Aerocart

 
Welcome to the WORX Aerocart 
8-in-1 Ultimate Cart Giveaway
Sponsored by: WORX
 
We all have heavy lifting to do from time to time.  With the WORX Aerocart you can do the heavy lifting yourself, and don’t need an extra set of hands or the bottle of pain reliever afterward!
 
Hate how hard your wheelbarrow is to push with only one wheel?  Tired of straining your back? With Fall officially in full swing and the leaves about to start falling, this is the ultimate tool to have clean up the backyard before the frost comes! It’s so much more than your traditional wheelbarrow.  The WORX Aerocart is an 8-in-1 Ultimate Tool operating as a: wheelbarrow, hand truck/dolly, extended dolly, bag holder, cylinder holder, rock lifter/mover, plant carrier, and trailer mover (hitch not included). That’s A TON of versatility! 
 
Here’s our favorite features:
 
  • 8-in-1 tools
  • Holds up to 300lbs 
  • Two oversized, balanced wheels
  • Turbo Lift design makes load feels 4x lighter than traditional wheelbarrow
  • Flat Free Tires – never need inflating! 
  • Easy Tool-Free 5 minute set-up

 

Larisha from We’re Parents!? had the opportunity to review the WORX Aerocart for their family. Head on over to read her full review here.
 
Stay connected with WORX on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!And at @WORXTools on Instagram and VineBUY IT!  You can purchase the WORX Aerocart on Amazon for $159.99

 
Ready for the giveaway? One lucky reader is going to win their own WORX Aerocart!
Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and ends on 10/20/14 at 11:59PM EST. One entry per person/household/IP address.
Enter using the simple Giveaway Tools from below. Good luck!

Entry-FormDisclosure: We’re Parents!? received the product free of charge in exchange for this review/giveaway. We’re Parents!? and the blogs participating are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. We were not compensated in any way for the promotion of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway at email hidden; JavaScript is required 

 

*UPDATED* {9/28} Sunday Coupon Preview: 3 Inserts

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*updated*

This week you will find one insert THREE INSERTS in the Sunday newspaper – a Smartsource, a RedPlum, and a P&G Brandsaver.

Below is a preview of what should be in this week’s inserts, however some coupons/values may be regional so what you receive in your newspapers may vary.

Missing a coupon that you need?  Check out My Coupon Hunter!

:: Smartsource

Aleve $3/1 pm product 20ct+ (10/18)
Betty Crocker $.50/2 fruit snacks (11/22)
Cheerios $.50/1 original cereal (11/8)
Claritin $2/1 children’s syrup 4oz+ or reditabs 10ct+ (10/26)
Claritin $4/1 20ct+ or children’s chewables 20ct+ (10/26)
Clorox $1/2 liquid bleach product (11/28)
Colgate $1/1 360 or slim soft manual toothbrush excluding plus, triple action, extra clean and classic (10/18)
Colgate $1/1 enamel health, total, optic white, max fresh or sensitive 3.4oz+ (10/11)
Colgate $1/1 mouthwash or mouth rinse 8oz+ (10/25)
Crunchmaster $1/1 crackers bag or box (12/31)
Eveready $.50/1 gold batteries AA/AAA 8pk+ or flashlight (11/28)
Fiber One $.50/1 chewy bars, 90 calorie products, protein chewy bars, streusel bars or meal bar (11/22)
Fiber One $.50/1 soft-baked cookies 6ct+ (11/22)
General Mills $.50/2 3.7oz+ Chex mix, Bugles, Gardetto’s snack mix or Green Giant snack mix (11/22)
Hershey’s $1.50/2 9-22oz Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly Rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers or Twizzlers snack size bags (10/18)
ICAPS $5/1 eye vitamin and mineral product (11/1)
Jolly Time $.50/1 microwave pop corn (11/30)
Krusteaz $.55/1 flatbread mix (12/31)
Nature Made $1/1 vitamin c product excludes 30 count or less (10/28)
Nature Made $2/2 products excludes 30 count or less (10/28)
Nature Valley $.50/1 granola bars 5ct+, granola thins, soft-baked oatmeal squares or breakfast biscuits (11/22)
Neutrogena $1/1 naturals product excludes trial, clearance, lip balm and face and body bar (12/31)
OPTI-FREE $3/1 product 10oz+ (11/1)
Ortega $.50/2 products (12/31)
OxiClean $.75/1 dishwashing booster (11/8)
OxiClean $1/1 extreme power crystals dishwasher detergent (11/8)
OxiClean $1/1 laundry detergent (11/23)
Oxytrol $4/1 product (11/1)
Oxytrol $8/1 8 patches/32-day supply (11/1)
Purina $1/1 dry dog or cat food (11/8) TARGET COUPON
Purina Beneful $2/1 14lb+ dry dog food (11/8) TARGET COUPON
Purina ONE $2/1 dry dog or cat food (11/8) TARGET COUPON
Sargento $1/1 tastings cheese (11/23)
Zest $.50/1 3 bar pack+ (11/9)
Zest $.50/1 body wash (11/9)

:: Red Plum

Advil $3/1 congestion relief, allergy & congestion relief, cold & sinus or allergy sinus product (10/6)
all $1/1 product ets (11/9)
Axe $2/1 daily fragrance or deodorant stick (10/26)
Axe/Clear/Dove/Dove Men+Care/Nexxus/Suave/Tigi/Toni&Guy/TRESemme $5/$15 hair care purchase (10/5) TARGET COUPON
Degree Men $.50/1 motionsense (10/25)
Degreen Women $1.50/1 premium or women clinical  (10/26)
Dove $1.50/1 advanced care antiperspirant/deodorant with nutriummoisture (10/26)
Dove Men+Care $1/1 face care product (10/26)
Dove Men+Care $1/1 fortifying shampoo 12oz  (10/26)
Dunkin’ Donuts $1.50/1 11oz+ coffee bag (10/26)
Gold Bond $1.50/1 eczema relief, diabetics’ dry skin relief, rough & bumpy skin or any 13oz+ lotion excludes hand creams (11/1)
Gold Bond $1/1 lotion 2.4oz+ (11/1)
Hefty $1/1 large black trash bags (11/30)
Horizon $.75/2 macaroni & cheese or snacks (11/8)
Iams $.50/3 12.3-13.2oz pro-active health or 8oz woof delights wet dog food (10/25) TARGET COUPON
Iams $.50/3 purrfect delights, purrfect delicacies or pro-active health wet cat food (10/25) TARGET COUPON
Iams $1/1 4lb+ healthy naturals or pro-active health dry dog food (10/25) TARGET COUPON
Juicy Fruit $.50/2 bubble gum 5ct packs (12/31)
Juicy Fruit $.75/1 fruity chews bottle 40ct (12/31)
L’Oreal $2/1 excellence haircolor excludes to-go (10/25)
Polident $2/1 tablets 120ct (10/28)
Purina $1/2 busy chew treats (12/28)
Renuzit B3G3 free adjustable air freshener cones up to $3.30 (10/12)
Rimmel $1/1 eye product (11/30)
Rimmel $1/1 product (11/30)
Snuggle $.50/1 product (11/9)
Snuggle $1/1 scent boosters product (11/9)
Suave Professionals $1.50/1 shampoo or conditioner  (10/26)
Suave Professionals $2/1 styling or treatment item (10/26)
Suave Professionals Buy 2 infusion products, get 1 body wash product free up to $3 (10/12)
Success $.50/1 rice product (12/20)
SuperPretzel $1/1 soft pretzel product excludes 7-9oz stand up bags (10/18)
TRESemme $5/2 product excludes trial and 4.2oz hairspray (10/26)

:: P&G Brandsaver

Always $2 off both 1 pad and 1 liner product excludes discreet
Always $3/1 discreet underwear products
Bounce $.50/1 product
Clairol $2/1 hair color excludes age defy
Clairol $5/2 hair color excludes age defy, balsam and textures & tones (10/12)
Covergirl $1.50/1 face product excludes accessories
Covergirl $2.50/1 +olay product excludes accessories
Crest $1.50/1 rinse 473ml+
Crest $3/1 sensi-stop 6, 10 or 12 count
Downy/Bounce $1/1 downy product or bounce bursts excludes single rinse
Duracell $.50/1 coppertop, quantum, ultra photo lithium, specialty batteries, rechargeable batteries, charger or 6pk+ hearing aid batteries
Febreze $1/1 candle
Febreze $1/1 noticeables refill
Fixodent $1.50/1 adhesive 1.4oz+
Gillette $1/1 clinical anti-perspirant/deodorant or regular twin pack
Gillette $6/1 male refill package 6ct+ (10/12)
Head & Shoulders $2/1 treatment product
Head & Shoulders $4/2 full size products excludes 200mL/6.8oz/1.7oz and treatments
Ivory $.25/1 12oz body wash or 3 bars
Ivory/Safeguard $.50/1 body wash 21oz+ or 4 bar+
Meta $2/1 product
Olay $1/1 facial moisturizer or facial cleanser excludes pro-x, regenerist, total effects and age defying
Olay $2/2 body wash, bar soap 4ct+ or hand and body lotion
Olay $5 off 1 pro-x or regenerist facial moisturizer and 1 facial cleanser (10/12)
Old Spice $.75/1 product
Oral-B B1G1 free healthy clean or cavity defense manual toothbrush up to $1.24 (10/12)
Pampers $2 off both 1 diapers or pants and 1 wipes 56ct+
Pantene $2/1 styler or treatment product
Pantene $2/2 products
Pantene $5/1 expert hair regrowth treatment for women $18.99+ (10/12)
Pantene $5/3 products
Secret $.75/1 deodorant excludes .5oz
Secret $2/1 clinical strength deodorant excludes .5oz
Secret $2/2 outlast, scent expressions or destinations deodorant or body spray excludes .5oz
Swiffer $.40/1 refill, solution or dust & shine
Swiffer $1/2 refill, solution or dust & shine
Swiffer $2 off starter kit with refill purchase
Swiffer $2/3 refill, solution or dust & shine
Tampax $2/2 pearl or radiant tampon 16ct+
Tide $1/1 washing machine cleaner
Tide $2/1 detergent excludes tide 10oz, tide simply clean & fresh and tide pods
Tide/Downy/Bounce $5/3 tide detergents, tide boost, tide to go, tide washing machine cleaner, downy or bounce excludes tide detergent 10oz, downy single rinse, tide simply clean & fresh and tide pods (10/12)
Venus $6/1 6-8ct razor blade refill pack (10/12)
Vicks $1/1 dayquil or nyquil severe product
Vicks $1/1 product excludes vapodrops and zzzquil
Vicks $1/1 qlearquil product
Vicks $1/1 zzzquil product
Vicks $4/1 qlearquil allergy 30 or 45ct excludes nighttime allergy and sinus & congestion

Morrisville Community Farmers’ Market Opening Day this Sunday 9/21

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For the last 2 1/2 years, and particularly the last 3 months, I have been working to bring a community farmers’ market to Morrisville.  This weekend, its finally here!

Join us this Sunday, September 21 for Opening Day of the Morrisville Community Farmers’ Market from 9am-1pm at Morrisville High School.