Ring in Spring with MAM: Share your Baby’s Breastfeeding Style with MAM and win BIG! Giveaway Opportunity!

MAM is celebrating breastfeeding and the triumphs and challenges that come along with it. MAM is inviting moms to share their breastfeeding experiences and baby’s different nursing styles to win big.

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb! MAM is celebrating Spring’s arrival by discounting 25% off all MAM pacifiers featuring lions and/or lambs until 3/31. Shop here: http://www.shopmambaby.com

 MAM also has a great contest going on for the month of March as well:

 Which of the below styles best represents your baby’s breastfeeding style?

The Barracuda: Feeds rapidly with laser-like focus. Gulps like it is his/her first-ever meal. The Billy Goat: Sometimes head-butts you in the face/chest with no warning. You always have to be on your toes with the billy goat. The Black Belt: Favorite pastimes include karate chopping you in the breasts and kicking you in the face. The Dine + Dasher: After eating a bit it’s off to the races for the dine and dasher. On the bright side, you get a nice workout constantly chasing after him/her to continue their meal! The Dentist: Probes your mouth while feeding, often scratching your tongue and scraping your teeth as if performing a professional cleaning. The Gymnast: Likes to switch between various acrobatic positions while feeding, treating your body like a balance beam. The Kitten: Paws at your body while feeding, batting at your eyes and ears like a kitten would yarn. The Lion Cub: Prefers to eat in the ‘pounce’ position, laying on top of you. The Milk Drunk: Often unable to keep their eyes open, the milk drunk is notorious for falling asleep mid-feed. The Nibbler: Teething bites.. so your baby bites you. The Sloth: In it for the long haul, the sloth likes to hang off of you and feed at his/her leisure. The Space Cadet: Everything distracts the space cadet from feeding – ooh, a dust bunny!

Which unique breastfeeding style best describes your little one? Share with MAM and they’ll select three lucky winners to receive a $100 prepaid card and a $50 gift pack of MAM Anti-Colic bottles for yourself or a friend!  Learn more and enter here: http://www.facebook.com/mambabyusa

Join the MAM Club today and receive a free 2-pack of pacifiers with $25 purchase + free shipping on shopmambaby.com and be the first to know on news of special offers, promotions and new product introductions from MAM!


 We have also teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a $30 giveaway prize package of assorted MAM items. To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is March 20th, 2018 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected by SoCal City Kids. 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Information and images were provided. 

R.M. Palmer Introduces ‘Selfie Bunnies’ & Other Treats For Easter 2018! Easter Giveaway Opportunity and Check out The R.M. Palmer Selfie Sweepstakes!

Easter is almost here and what is Easter without chocolate? R.M. Palmer has some new favorites for the upcoming holiday! I’m not sure which one is my favorite but I do love the Selfie Bunnies! All of them taste delicious! Nibbles is my second favorite and the Big Bunny Bites are a hot with my family!

R.M. Palmer is introducing several new hollow bunnies and confections for Easter 2018. With a reputation as the leader in seasonal hollow chocolate, the company continues to provide innovative chocolate novelties for all consumers and retail channels with their new Easter lineup, which includes:

  • Selfie Bunnies -10 oz. boy and girl hollow milk chocolate bunnies are ready for

their “selfie” photos – get in on the selfie and social media phenomenon. Cutout

props on-pack help capture the perfect selfie moment that will support a national

“Sweet Selfie” consumer sweepstakes (#sweetselfie).SRP $6. (I love this one!)

  • Nibbles – Our 8 oz. hollow milk chocolate bunny proudly holds an enormous

chocolate carrot and is the perfect addition to your Easter basket. SRP $5

  • Flopsy – a 14 oz. adorable floppy-eared, milk chocolate hollow bunny that no one can resist. SRP $8
  • Lil’ Flopsy – The proud little sibling to Flopsy, this 5 oz. Double Crisp® bunny is chocolaty smooth and crisp n’ crunchy! A great way to say Happy Easter! SRP $1
  • Caramel Big Bunny Bites – A 4-pack of delicious chocolaty eggs with soft caramel centers adds a new flavor option to the existing flavors of Peanut Butter and Smooth & Creamy Big Bunny Bites. Each egg is 1 oz. SRP $1 per 4-pack.
  • Eggword’s Eggs – A whopping 32 oz. bag of assorted Smooth & Creamy eggs…Wow! 2 pounds! Have fun spelling names or Easter messages with these yummy eggs foiled with bright festive letters. Available in 32 oz. lay-down or stand up gusset bags containing 94 letters. SRP $7 – per bag.

Which one is your favorite? Let us know and you could win an Easter prize package from R.M. Palmer! Deadline to enter is March 14th, 2018 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please. One winner will be selected randomly by SoCal City Kids.

And, don’t forget to enter R.M. Palmer’s Selfie Sweepstakes! 

Every Bunny loves a selfie! This year R.M. Palmer Company’s newest hollows are getting in on the fun. These 10 oz. boy and girl hollow milk chocolate Selfie Bunnies are camera ready and excited to celebrate R.M. Palmer’s 70th anniversary in a very special way.


Snap a selfie with your Selfie Bunny and enter for a chance to WIN a trip for two to Chicago and visit the 2018 NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo as a guest of R.M. Palmer Company. Cutout props on-pack help capture the perfect selfie moment. Upload your selfie to the Selfie Sweepstakes link on R.M. Palmer Company’s Facebook page and use #selfiebunny. https://www.facebook.com/MakingCandyFun/app/403834839671843/


Two grand-prize winners will be chosen and each grand-prize package includes a trip for two adults to Chicago, one-day entry into the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo, roundtrip airfare, two-night hotel stay and $500 spending money. Runner-up prize packages include an assortment of R.M. Palmer everyday and seasonal favorites valued at $75.00 – 2nd Place winners will receive a Palmer selfie stick. Contest ends April 2nd, 2018.


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this holiday post. Images were also provided. 

R.M. Palmer for Valentine’s Day! Giveaway Opportunity!

What is Valentine’s Day without chocolate? I really can’t imagine since it really truly is one of my favorite things to receive on Valentine’s Day!

R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have some really cute and delicious products for this upcoming holiday! A few of my favorites are the White Peanut Butter Hearts, the Love Xpressions and the pretty little boxes with milk chocolate hearts inside!

Look for their products at a store near you! I always find their products at our local CVS.  Check out their website to see all of their products!

We have teamed up for a  Giveaway! One winner will receive a prize package of delicious R.M. Palmer chocolates. It will not be Valentine’s Day themed due to the prize will arrive after February 14th, To enter, leave a comment below telling us one of your favorite products from R.M. Palmer! Deadline to enter is February 12th, 2018 at noon PST.  U.S. Residents only, please. 

Check them out on Facebook too!


R.M. Palmer Company has been crafting fun, seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948. Today, the R.M. Palmer Company is the 25th largest confectioner in North America and the 82nd largest confectioner in the world. (candyindustry.com). From its headquarters in West Reading, PA, Palmer’s 850 dedicated employees design, produce, package and ship more than 500 unique items to retail locations throughout North America – making Palmer one of America’s largest and most innovative confectioners.


Self Disclosure: I received free delicious samples to facilitate this post and giveaway. Images were also provided. 

New Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are a hit! Giveaway Opportunity!

Looking for a sweet treat that the whole family will love? The New Limited Edition Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are really quite delicious! I had the opportunity to try them out and so did my family and these tasty little muffins receive a thumbs up from everyone! I like that they have no trans fat and that they are quite tasty! They are also great to take on the go to work or to school or well…. anywhere you may go!

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are the newest flavor in their seasonal line. They are only available for a limited time. If you like cookies and muffins, you will love these! With only 190 calories per pouch, Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins never contain high fructose corn syrup or trans fat.

Valentine’s Day is almost here and these would make a great treat for kids to take to school! Look for them now! They are only available for a limited time. I found them at my local Target store.

Check them out on Social Media too!

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® website
Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Facebook
Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Instagram

Entenmann’s® YouTube

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! 

One reader will win a prize that includes a $25 Visa digital gift card and 3 coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of any Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. Now, how cool is that?! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is February 5th, 2018 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org. 


Self Disclosure: Entenmann’s® Little Bites® provided me with coupons to buy products and a gift card to facilitate this review/giveaway. 

Rockin’ the Slopes Sweepstakes!

Hey! You have the chance to win a VIP ski getaway to Squaw Valley, California for two on March 22-25, 2018. The prize includes two VIP tickets to the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships, roundtrip airfare for two, three nights lodging, two days of ski lift access for two and enough Rockin’ Protein to keep you fueled all weekend long. The sweeps ends TOMORROW on January 31, 2018, so make sure to get your entry in!

You can enter the sweepstakes on Ted Ligety’s Instagram page. To be eligible to win, you have to follow @RockinProtein on Instagram and tag a buddy in the comments of the post.


Self Disclosure: SoCal City Kids not affiliated with this sweepstakes. Credit: Rockin’ Protein. 

EARLY MAN Movie Giveaway!

Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how one brave caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!

We have teamed up for a fun Giveaway! One winner will win a prize pack that includes: activity book, soccer ball, t-shirt, and screening pass good for two to see the film.

To enter, leave a comment below!

Deadline to enter is February 8th, 2018 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org.


Self Disclosure: I have teamed up with Lionsgate to post this giveaway for our readers. SoCal City Kids will select the winner and the prize package will be sent to the winner. U.S. Residents only. 

National Hot Tea Day is today! Celebrate with the Tea Council of the USA! Special Giveaway Opportunity!

In honor of the beloved beverage and celebration of National Hot Tea Month (January!), the Tea Council of the USA has launched the second annual #IndividualiTEA Photo Sharing Sweepstakes , to give tea lovers across the nation an opportunity to win $500 and a year’s supply of tea.

Now, how cool does that sound?

Entering is SO EASY: simply post a photo, video or explanation of the unique ways, times, and places you like to enjoy your favorite tea – specifically black, green, white or oolong – on Twitter with the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil for a chance to win!

We have also teamed up with the Tea Council of the USA for a special Giveaway! I received an amazing beauTEAful basket filled with goodies and tea and I just love it! You can also win your own amazing beauTEAful basket filled with goodies and tea! I love the variety of teas and there are also some delicious cookies!


To enter leave a comment below telling us your favorite type of tea! Mine is flavored black tea! One winner will win! Deadline to enter is January 18th, 2018 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org.

Self Disclosure: I received a free beauTEAful basket filled with goodies and tea to facilitate this post and giveaway. The Top photo was also provided. 

Travel mug developed by Mizzou engineer gets update – just in time for holiday season Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

The LEXO travel mug was initially released last year and became so popular that ThermAvant had trouble keeping it in stock. This year, the company — founded by University of Missouri C.W. LaPierre Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — has made the popular mug even better.

The original version of the LEXO mug used one of Ma’s four patents developed at MU to rapidly cool hot beverages such as coffee or tea to an optimal drinking temperature, then keep it warm for hours. It also keeps cold beverages nice and cool for hours on end.

A side-by-side comparison of an earlier version of the LEXO mug (left) and the updated version (right).

The LEXO absorbs the extra heat of a beverage, cooling it to the ideal drinking temperature within minutes. It then releases that heat back into the coffee as it begins to cool, extending the optimal temperature for much longer than a standard vacuum-sealed travel mug.  The LEXO is able to do all this without the need for complex electronics or batteries.

The original LEXO keeps beverages at the optimal drinking temperature for up to 8 hours. The new 16-ounce mug can keep hot beverages warm for upwards of 12 hours and absorbs the heat to bring your beverage to a drinkable temperature much quicker thanks to a few enhancements made by Ma and his team at their headquarters here in Columbia.

“Inside, we have modified some of the design from the heat-transfer point of view,” said Ma.

“We also changed the color options available for LEXO. Initially, we only had a metallic finish available,” Ma explained. “This year, we added powder coat and paint options in a variety of colors. Now, the newly designed mugs include glossy, matte, and extra durable ‘GRIT’ colors, which gives the mugs a contemporary look.”

ThermAvant also addressed early feedback about the weight of the LEXO.  The new version of LEXO weighs approximately 140 grams less than its predecessor. New lid designs have also been incorporated into the latest revision —the older LEXO utilized a hinged flip-top lid that was less than optimal. The new lid revision allows users to choose between a revised flip-top lid and a luxury Slide Seal lid. The Slide Seal lid has a button that slides back and forth to open and close, creating a leak-proof seal.

“Since the price of our mug is a little bit higher (than a standard travel mug), so we wanted to play with everything to make sure the LEXO is perfect,” Ma said.

I had the opportunity to try this one and I don’t leave the house without it! 

The new mugs are available now, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Online shoppers can use the code “MIZZOU17” to receive a special discount on the new mugs when ordering from Amazon or LexoLife.com.

We have teamed up for a giveaway! Leave a comment below to enter! U.S. Residents only, please. Deadline to enter is December 26th, 2017 at noon PST. 

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Image and info also provided.