Product Reviews for Business

Are you a business owner that is looking to get the word out about your products? Then consider donating an item and allowing me and my family to use it and give a review about it.
Mean Mommy Blog would love to review your product with at least a $20 dollar value (not including shipping) to evaluate and review along with a product to use as a giveaway. The giveaway item must be the exact item or a gift certificate of the same value, excluding shipping and taxes.
Mean Mommy Blogwill not be responsible for shipping the item; it will be your responsibility. We are not liable for any allergies, misuse/or misrepresentation of any products that we review or giveaway. It is the responsibility of the person(s) or company if any wrong doing is an outcome of the reviews.
You (your company) must represent your product and agree to ship to the winner (which we will email you) within 10 business days and MUST include a Postal Delivery Confirmation Number or a UPS/Fed Ex delivery number. If you fail to deliver in time, we will be sure to note this in the review, ultimately giving you a bad review. 

If you have a product you would like reviewed, please send as a message (contact info at the bottom of this page) with the product, amount BEFORE shipping and any applicable taxes, and what you will be giving away (preferably the same item), along with a link to your item. I will review your request (please allow a 24-48 hours, as I am a parent also) and I will respond.
If your product is accepted: Once received, please allow up to 2-3 weeks for a review (of course if we don’t have anything else to review, it will be much shorter than that, based on time). We will notify you upon completion of review and will then ask you for any sale you might be having (this is important – if you want new customers, an exclusive offer for Mean Mommy Blog fans would be best), Facebook Fan Page, Twitter Account ID, Google Plus ID, YouTube (if you have one).
The Giveaway will last for 1-2 weeks, (this is your choice, but the longer it runs the more exposure).
Once the giveaway has ended, a winner will be chosen via and you will be notified via email with the winners address and you must ship with 10 business days, as stated above in the terms.
*These rules are subject to change at any time, so be sure you are up to date on these rules as we will not be giving advanced notice.*

Star Baby Designs Review & Giveaway

I received a wonderful package from  Star Baby Designs for my little girl to wear and review.  I must say that the Gymboree outfit that I received was perfect.  It came Brand New with tags, and was the most adorable little outfit.

I could not have chosen a better match.  The top was a pretty shade of light blue with white long sleeves.  It had little Christmassy gingerbread men and candy cane embellishments, and the most precious little pink ruffle bottom pants.

Prior to shipping this package, we discussed my little girls sizes, my preferences on season and I asked her to surprise me.  The outfit that came has become my absolute favorite to put on her this season. 

Within just a couple of days of speaking with her, it arrived!  It had been shipped via USPS Priority mail, and was packaged very well.   

Star Baby Designs went above and beyond in meeting my expectations of product, customer service and shipping.  The clothing that she sells are from well known and loved companies like Carter’s, Gymboree and Osh Kosh!  They come exactly as described and photographed, and you can be sure that they are quality items.

Here’s the best part!  Star BabyDesigns has partnered with Mean Mommy Blog to give one lucky reader a chance to win their own clothing lot! (ARV $75) winner to choose whether for boy or girl, size, and season.  

This is so exciting!!!  Be sure you head to our Facebook page to enter!  Mean Mommy Blog

Click on the Giveaway tab to enter!


Freebie Friday

So, I know we all like freebies! How would you like a free outfit? No credit card NEEDED! Just follow my instructions here, and then let me know what you get with yours! (I got a Hollister AND an American Eagle t-shirt ABSOLUTELY FREE!!)
First: Click here
Create your account and get a $10 credit.

Second: If you have an Apple Device: Download the Twice App and sign in with your same email from above.

Third: Use promo code: SURVEY10 at checkout to score an ADDITIONAL $10 OFF!

Enter your shipping info, and click on submit order! You’ve gotten $30 worth of merchandise ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!

All brand name items are up for sale. Many priced at $9.95. Shipping is $5, and the credit WILL cover shipping, so you have $25 to spend!!

Happy New Years!

I know it’s been a couple of days since I’ve posted.  I hope this post finds you all well.  

Today marks the official end of a month long illness for my family.  As a mother of multiple children, I know many of you have faced similar circumstances.. But I have to say that caring for 3 young ones virtually alone can be a very daunting task.  You think you’ve just gotten one of them well, and the very same day the next one falls ill.  Then it seems the very next day, the one you thought was well, is right back down with it.  Phew!!
So, here we sit at the dentist.  It just amazes me.  They put you on a waiting list, and never call.  Then, you run into a problem, and *thankfully* get you in right away… Then want to do the work that should’ve been done months ago.  Ok, works for me, I guess.  
6 hours later…..
We spent the better part of the evening at the dentist.  We got there about 2:45 and you’ll never guess when we left!  My goodness that was a long appointment!  He was taken in almost immediately after we got him signed in, and by the time we left it was 5:45!  My poor little bug.  He was in there 3 hours! But.. He made it through like a champ!  He had a cleaning, X-rays, a filling, a baby root canal (nowhere near what an adult root canal is, from what I’m told) and a crown.  No more spacer, as his first one broke and insurance wouldn’t pay for a replacement..  Don’t EVEN get me started on that.  Poor little man was tender and sore by the time we got home, but like my little tough guy.. I heard nary a word.  Got him some pain meds and he was happy as a clam to play on his iPad until bedtime.  He’s now snuggled in like a bug in a rug and no more dentist for another month.  Phew!  Almost done with this and then it should be smooth sailing from then on!!
I’ll bid you adieu for now, and be back tomorrow with our third installment of Earning money and gift cards!  Watch for the new post forthcoming!

Boy are you brave!

Well, you wanted them to have the great experience of…  Dun dun duuuunnn… The sleepover!  WHAT were you thinking??  You already have 3, so you’re thinking what’s 3 more right?  “I can handle this!”

WRONG!  Whatever your imagination has created for you in that perfect little world known as your mind, throw it out!!  Dump that right in the trash!
Those party games you planned?  HA!  Too babyish.  The movies that you picked out and rented thinking they’d be perfect? HA! Better plan on settling in with the hubs for a movie night, because they want nothing to do with what you’ve chosen!
The world of sleepovers and slumber parties as you knew them are a thing of the past.  The “hit” at parties nowadays? The pizza (of course), the tablets (Apple or android doesn’t matter as long as you have youtube and netflix), and an xbox.  They are quiet and content, with the occasional giggle-fest.
So much for the days of monopoly, scrabble and scattergories, unless of course they’re electronic!
Ahhh, tomorrow is a new day.  Tomorrow they go OUTSIDE!  Tomorrow will be filled with hide and seek, laser tag, nerf wars and whatever else I can come up with to keep them going!  Oh wait!  There goes my fantasizing again.  
I guess we wait to see what morning holds.  There may not be enough caffeine in the house!
Wish me luck y’all!

Home made or store bought?

Over the past few years, I have tried doing things the old fashioned way… Some may call it the cheap way.  However you look at it, that’s me.  I will try anything once if it will save my family money. If it works well, I gladly continue.

Up until I got pregnant with my youngest, I was making my own laundry soap, dishwasher soap, and yes.. Even my own shampoo!  You would not BELIEVE how much money you can truly save going this route, not to mention how much better your clothes even feel when you put them on!  
Did you know that using vinegar instead of fabric softener will make your clothes nice and soft?  Imagine!  How much do you spend on softener?  At least $3-5, right?  How much is vinegar??  It’s CRAZY, the little changes you can make to cut corners and increase your budget little by little.
Well, I have just found a new way to make laundry soap that I am DYING to try.  Thought that I’d give it a shot, make up a batch and see how much better I like it.  I am again sick and tired of paying upwards of $10 just because I like the smell of a certain laundry soap.  I’m so done and OVER it!
If you, like me, like to save money and would like to try your hand at making this laundry soap.. Stick around.  I’ll be making this new recipe this weekend and will keep you posted as to how well it works and a cost comparison!  I’ll even take photos of the process so you can see step by step how it’s done.
Can’t wait to get this going!  Almost so excited I can’t sleep!

From an Everyday Mom

Ok, so I’m not going for Mom of the Year here, but at least I CAN say that my children and their happiness is my top priority.  I am a mom of all trades, and a master of none.  I am raising two girls and a boy, and I must say that raising one over the other is NOT any easier.  Boys are just as complex of a creature as their female counterparts.  They still have their mood swings; the tantrums; the meltdowns.  We still have our good days and our bad ones.

Through this blog, I hope to show you all that while being a mom is not the easiest job in the world, it IS the most rewarding.  Here we can talk about the day to day life, from the mundane to the most exciting.  We can talk about couponing and recipes; cloth diapering versus disposables.  We can talk about the joys and heartache of working outside the home; and working FROM home.  We can talk about the trials and tribulations of being, simply put, the “stay at home mom.”  They are all WONDERFUL experiences!
Like you all, I believe I have a grasp on what works for my family.  My hope is that together we can find what will work for you as well!
I would love to share my life with you; my knowledge, my opinions, and whatever else you may seek to know.  Stick with me, as together we can learn and grow!