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Monday, April 30, 2018

Kids Sales Galore

Here are  current and upcoming sales on baby items. May contain affiliate links

Project Nursery

Project Nursery Memorial Day Weekend Sitewide Sale   5/23-5/29
Project Nursery Baby Shower Wish List Sale                   5/18-5/20
Project Nursery Mother's Day Weekend Sale                    5/9-5/14
Project Nursery Woodland Collection Sale                       5/3-5/6
Gold Ballet Slippers

Pishposh Baby

Save 20% off the Bugaboo Bee3!

Gymboree, Crazy 8, and Janie & Jack

30% Off Regular Merchandise + 40% Off Markdowns at Crazy8   thru 5/10
$5 Summer Favorites (Tees, Tanks, Shorts & More) at Crazy8               thru 5/10
30% to 70% off entire purchase at Gymboree                                        thru 5/2

Melissa and Doug

Take $5 Off Order of $50-$74.99 And Take $10 Off Orders of $75 Or More at Melissa & Doug. Use Code MDSPRING  thru 5/7

Save Up To 50% Off in the Melissa & Doug Outlet Store

Thyme Maternity

Save an EXTRA 40% OFF all markdowns at! Limited Time Only thru 6/1

Honest Company
$20 Off New Fourth of July Diaper Prints Bundle. Limited Time Only!   thru 8/1

BuyBuy Baby 
25% off Summer Infant 3D-Trek Convenience Strollers  thru 10/1
15% off select Baby Jogger products  thru 5/7

Millennium Falcon Promotion  5/10-5/17
Wookie Weekend Promotion / May the 4th  5/3-5/10
Graduation Promotion thru 7/1
$8 Mega Minis, Sonic Tails and Trolls Cooper   thru 6/1
Royal Wedding Collection   thru 6/1
PAW Patrol Swimwear  thru 7/1

Disney Store
Ufufy plush buy one, get one free at shopDisney! Valid 4/9/18-5/6/18. Some Restrictions Apply
Summer Fun Collection at shopDisney. See what's new for the season that rocks.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

$25 starbucks giftcard giveaway

Who loves Starbucks?

Here's a fun giveaway to give you a delicious pick me up.Here’s your chance to get one! One lucky winner will get the chance to enter to win a $25 Starbucks Gift card, perfect for that much needed break. To Enter head below!

Giveaway is open to US & CAN and ends on 5/13 at 11:59pmEST! Must be 18+ to enter. Good luck!!!

Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Starbucks, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US & CAN , must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Expands Efforts to Deliver Awesome Experiences for Guests with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is #BuiltForKids. All kids! Kids of all abilities and interests. Since it opened in October 2011, the multi-day vacation destination has worked to ensure its facilities are inclusive as possible for guests with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as food allergies and other dietary restrictions.

To make the most of a visit and to answer questions pre-arrival, guests are encouraged to visit the Planning Your Visit > Special Situations section of our website, where they’ll discover a wealth of trip-planning information, including the comprehensive Guide for Guests with Disabilities. Available in printable PDF form, it lists ride-by-ride safety requirements, including LEGOLAND Water Park, and outlines the accessibility features of their on-site accommodations for overnight stays.
Best of all, LEGOLAND Model Citizens are happy to answer questions and offer advice before guests leave home! Look for the link to the ADA Form on the website’s Special Situations page, which guests can use to communicate with Guest Services before arriving. Guests also can write to them directly at Please allow up to seven calendar days for a response due to the volume of messages they receive.

For guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions, their website offers a PDF Dietary Guide that lists dining locations serving gluten-, dairy-, soy-, egg- and peanut-free items, as well as the availability of vegetarian and vegan items. The resort’s Food & Beverage team welcomes questions from guests before they arrive at

On site? Visit Guest Services for immediate help
Members of the Guest Services team are available any time the theme park or water park is open. Look for Guest Services locations near the entrance/exit of both parks or ask a Model Citizen for directions.

Mobility challenges or difficulty waiting in lines? Pick up a no-wait Hero Pass
To assist guests who have difficulty waiting in line, such as those with mobility challenges or guests using wheelchairs, the no-cost “Hero Pass” allows a LEGOLAND guest and one helper expedited access to popular theme park attractions. Meanwhile, the rest of the guest’s party will receive a reservation to return together at the designated time.
The no-cost “Blue Hero Pass” is offered specifically for guests on the autism spectrum and allows the guest’s entire group expedited access through the Hero Pass entrance of popular attractions.
Both Hero Pass types are available from Guest Services under the blue awning near the theme park’s exit. The Hero Pass is offered at the discretion of LEGOLAND staff as a courtesy for guests in genuine need of special assistance and can be revoked if terms are violated.

Food allergies or dietary restrictions
After arriving, if you’re in search of specific food or must avoid certain ingredients, look no further than the free park maps available throughout the resort. Under “Time to Eat” on the back is a comprehensive guide to what’s served where. Maps are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
All dining locations have binders with ingredients of every menu item, including restaurants and outdoor carts. Meanwhile, the chefs and managers are happy to discuss any special dietary needs with guests during their visit – just ask!

Accommodations for guests with cognitive disabilities
Beginning in 2016, LEGOLAND Florida Resort began launching a variety of services and initiatives to assist guests with autism spectrum disorders and their caregivers, efforts that have expanded in subsequent years to include the following: 
  • Specially equipped spaces in the theme park’s Annual Pass, First Aid and Baby Care facilities serve as designated “quiet rooms” where quests on the autism spectrum and their families can take a break. Noise-cancelling headphones, weighted blankets, squishy toys and LEGO® building tables are some of the complimentary resources available. A similar space also is available within Guest Services at LEGOLAND Water Park.
  • The LEGOLAND Training & Development team has created “social stories” that offer an illustrated, step-by-step walkthrough of every theme park ride and show, so guests won’t be surprised by periods of darkness, loud noises, bright lights or other elements that often can be frightening or overwhelming. They’re available for review at Guest Services.
  • All newly hired resort employees receive specialized training to equip them with skills to more effectively interact with guests on the autism spectrum, as well as their families or caregivers. Consultants include Dr. Craig Glaser, the resort's medical director, who also serves as medical director of Winter Haven's Urgent Care Cypress facility nearby.
The Grand Carousel at LEGOLAND Florida ResortIn honor of World Autism Awareness Day, observed annually on April 2, LEGOLAND Florida Resort once again participated in Autism Speaks’ “Light It Up Blue” campaign by illuminating the theme park’s iconic Grand Carousel with blue bulbs. The famous double-decker carousel will remain blue through April for World Autism Month.
Each year, iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. For more information, visit

Testimonials from parents
  • One dad had this to say in a five-star TripAdvisor review:
I have a 5-year-old neurotypical son and an 8-year-old severely autistic son. This year ... we decided to add LEGOLAND to our routine. BEST decision EVER!!!!! ... If trips to Disney World consist of meltdowns, freak-outs and sensory issues to the extreme, GO TO LEGOLAND. If your child [has] to wait in line and [has] no understanding of exactly what that means at a theme park, GO TO LEGOLAND. If being at parks like that mean self-injurious behavior for your child or bruise marks/bite marks for you, GO TO LEGOLAND.
Because I can tell you that my autistic son is one of the most awesome little dudes on the planet (right up there with his brother), but that’s what trips to the Disney parks mean for him, and for me and his mom. But he deserves to enjoy theme parks just like any other kid does, so we push through and hope that we get to that point where 60 percent of his day is good, even if the other 40 percent really isn’t.
Call LEGOLAND, ask about their [Hero Pass], about their areas of the park to take an overstimulated, sensory-disabled child and maybe you and your non-neurotypical child can get closer to a 90/10 day like we had for two days straight at this wonderful place.
Not once did a staff member look at my son or us differently all day long. It was the best two days my son has ever been able to enjoy [at a] theme park like any ‘normal’ kid.
  • “[LEGOLAND Florida Resort is] the best when it comes to providing support and accommodations to people with special needs,” wrote one parent on The Mighty, an online community “created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities.” “My son has ASD and sensory processing. At Guest Services you can ask for a map of quiet areas to rest in when your child is overstimulated. They also offer a Hero Pass so that he doesn't have to wait as long in the crowded, loud, hot lines. … They are trying more than any park we have been to when it comes to accommodating all kids.”
  • “If you have a child with disabilities, including autism, the Hero [Pass] is fantastic!” wrote another parent on TripAdvisor. “We were treated with dignity throughout the LEGOLAND properties. This is such a refreshing change for us.”
  • “I was so impressed with the acceptance and compassion from the LEGOLAND staff,” reads one comment on our Facebook page. “We used a Hero Pass me it helped greatly. … Thank you! You are making a difference!”

April ticket discount benefits Autism Speaks
Through a special promotion during World Autism Month in April, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will contribute $10 of each ticket sold to the North and Central Florida markets of Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks supporters can purchase print-at-home theme park tickets at a discounted rate of $40 plus tax, or combo tickets offering same-day admission to the theme park and water park at a discounted rate of $62.50 plus tax. The offer is available now through April 30 at, and tickets must be redeemed by May 31, 2018.

Upcoming events to benefit kids in need
On Saturday, April 28, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will host a hands-on building opportunity for kids during the Autism Speaks Walk at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit
On Thursday, June 21, Autism Speaks and LEGOLAND Water Park will team up to host the ninth annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™, a global event created to help the aquatics industry work together to build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning. For more information, visit

Awesome awaits
LEGOLAND Florida Resort features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO and DUPLO® brands, including awesome experiences based on “The LEGO Movie™,” “LEGO NINJAGO®: Masters of Spinjitzu,” LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™, LEGO City, LEGO Technic and LEGO Friends, plus LEGOLAND Water Park and on-site accommodations at the 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel and the 166-room LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.
Throughout the year, guests can enjoy an incredible lineup of special events included with all forms of theme park admission. This year’s lineup features LEGO® Star Wars™ Days (May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20), Firefighter Friday (Oct. 5), Brick or Treat (select dates in October), KIDZ BOP Weekend (Nov. 10-12), Christmas Bricktacular (select dates in December) and Kids’ New Year’s Party (select dates in late December).
For more information about visiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including multi-day vacation packages, savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, “edu-taining” field trip programs, VIP experiences, military discounts and much more,

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cycle4Chiari event

I recently got this email from the Conquer Chiari Foundation and wanted to share this information with everyone
Conquer Chiari is excited to announce a new, national event…Cycle4Chiari!
Cycle4Chiari is a fundraising and awareness event in support of the thousands of families affected by Chiari Malformation. Unlike traditional cycling events, Cycle4Chiari does not have set locations and routes. Rather, from July 6-15, 2018 riders everywhere across the country can log their miles using the cycling app of their choice and then upload their mileage to the Cycle4Chiari website.
Riders who donate $50 at registration will receive a Cycle4Chiari event shirt, and riders who donate/raise $500 or more will also receive a custom Cycle4Chiari jersey.
During the event, we will track the total mileage of all riders on the Cycle4Chiari website.
To register or learn more, visit
We are also looking for volunteers from across the country to help recruit cycling clubs to participate.  Every summer cycling clubs look for charity events to participate in.  We need volunteers to contact local clubs and let them know about Cycle4Chiari.  More information can be found at or by emailing
If you like to ride, please join us and let’s see how many miles we can Cycle4Chiari!!
And of course, don’t forget about the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America in September.

Graco carseat giveaway

Baby registries can be overwhelming and Graco believes parents deserve to be rewarded for their list building efforts. Which is why they recently launched the Graco Hello Baby registry program. From now through the end of June, if you buy two or more Graco products* you can send in a receipt to receive a $100 Baby Gift Bundle filled with new mom essentials including the Graco Bumper Jumper, NUK Simply Natural Bottles and Yankee Candle.

It's as easy as 1,2,3!

    Share your completed baby registry (or registries) showing 2 or more Graco products (minimum combined value of $300 before taxes) that have been purchased or given to you as a gift.

  • SNAP

    Snap a photo of your completed registry showing qualifying products, the retailer, the expected Arrival Date of your child and your registry number. If you have two registries that total to $300 before taxes, please upload them separately.

  • SEND

    Text GRACOHELLOBABY to 811-811 or upload your registry image by clicking the Get Started button on the left.


    After you submit your image, you will receive an automatic confirmation and request to register. Complete the registration form to finalize your submission.

In honor of this fun new program and to Spread the word, I've teamed up with Graco to bring one lucky reader a fantastic prize a, SnugRide SnugLock 35 DLX Infant Car Seat. You heard right One of my lucky readers will win this amazing infant car seat that I might add is also a VERY popular registry item :)

This popular infant car seat features:
  • InRight LATCH system for a one-second LATCH attachment
  • Adjustable base with 4 recline positions lets you customize fit to your vehicle
  • Easy-to-read level indicator helps eliminate installation guesswork
  • Removable newborn head and body support cushions baby
  • Convenient compartment stores both the LATCH connectors and manual when not in use
  • Click Connect technology provides one-step secure attachment to Graco Click Connect strollers and bases
  • Lightweight infant carseat for easy carrying
  • Be sure to check your local and state laws, as well as AAP and NHTSA recommendations, for car seat usage.
  • Engineered & crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213 & side impact tested for occupant retention solely with the built-in 5-point harness system
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management
So what are you waiting for? Enter to win this fantastic infant car seat that will take your little one in safety and style on all your adventures.

This giveaway is open to US only and ends on 5/4 at 11:59pm EST. Must be 18+ to enter. Good luck!
Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US only , must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sizing Up The Generations "Through Thick and Thin"

As some of you may know I work in a nursing home. I work in activities, so I have a lot of interaction with the residents. In these interactions I have really learned a lot about the differences in the generations. Most recently I was sitting with a resident who was looking over some magazines. One magazine in particular caught her eye. It was one that had the actress who plays Kate from This is Us on the cover. The title was "learning to love myself." The resident didn't really seem to comprehend what exactly the title meant. To her there was no question about loving oneself, so she questioned why someone would have to learn how to love themselves. I explained to her that the actress is a large woman and has had body and self-esteem issues. Being overweight she has had to learn how to be comfortable in her own body and deal with what the media and others feel is appropriate and inappropriate. Again the resident was a bit confused. She didn't understand why the woman had issues with her body image.

It was in this moment I really thought about how the media today really has an affect on anyone. When these residents were growing up they didn't have all the social media and television and everything that today's generations have. They weren't being pushed from all directions to have the perfect body. They weren't being disgraced for not having the body that society felt was perfect. They were allowed to be themselves and didn't have all the types of media telling them what was wrong and what was right. Today we have too much pressure to have what society deems the perfect body. We should be allowed to be ourselves. We shouldn't have so much pressure that we have to learn to love ourselves, it should be able to come naturally. We should be allowed to be happy in our body no matter how big or little we are. We shouldn't be judged on our looks no matter what. Why can't we go back to when people were free to live without judgement on their looks and weight? Can't we be allowed to love ourselves naturally and not need to learn to deal with who we are?

The gap between generations is growing bigger every day. Our society and the way it views things is getting out of control. With all the various social medias we have, we have allowed others to take control of our lives. We no longer have control over our own lives. We let others control how we look, what we eat, what we do in our lives, what we wear, and even how we parent our children. What has our society become? Is this what we really want?

Monday, April 9, 2018

Filters family and fun

Filters,  they can be quite an interesting thing.  My kids love them.  We have time together every morning and we often spend some of that time taking pictures with filters.  Some are quite funny.  Some are really cute.  We have even used a few to spread awareness.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Happy 3rd birthday Silas!!

This day 3 years ago after 39 weeks of waiting and a few scares our rainbow quickly made his way into this world.  Weighing 7lb 6.5oz and 21 inches Silas Oscar Owens was born at 12:47pm. He is growing up so fast and becoming quite the personality.  He has been thru so much in these 3 years,  but he is so strong and overcomes it all.  He loves paw patrol,  cars,  and farm stuff.  He can count to 10 mostly,  he can say the alphabet to G, his favorite color is Orange.  He has quite the attitude and he thinks he is boss.
I can't wait to see what the future has to hold for this amazing little boy.  Happy 3rd birthday baby boy and here is to many many more.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Feeling a little defeated

Today I had a developmental and behavioral doctor appointment with my oldest who is almost 8. She has been my healthy one pretty much.  She has her learning problem but that's her only real diagnosis,  for now.  After talking with them  today they want her to have a full psychological evaluation as well as occupational therapy and Speech and language evaluations.  They are also referring her to the sleep doctors.  This all was definitely not what I wanted to hear.  Don't get me wrong I knew something was up since she was little but I had been hoping maybe it was just a stage and that she would eventuality out grow it but as she has gotten older behaviors have changed some but gotten worse not improved.  I try to stay strong,  but some days it really gets me down.  I don't want my kids to have to see all these doctors and get tests done,  I would rather them just be carefree kids.  With some things though it is in their best interest to not ignore things.  This is to help her and others really before she gets too much older and bigger and someone gets hurt.
On a good note the girls got their hair cut yesterday.  It was long overdue and their hair looks much better now.  I also decided to color my hair.  It is now aqua.  The girls have been on spring break this week so it's been a relatively slow week.  Now if only it would start feeling like spring.

Louie my 5 year old has his big autism evaluation coming up here in 2 weeks from today.  Getting a bit nervous about that too although we have to wait 4 weeks after that to get the results so in 6 weeks we will have answers.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Bad day at Taco Bell

Last night after my husband got off work we decided to go to Taco Bell here in Harrison for dinner.  This is one of our favorite spots to go and we have never really had any problems there before and the service usually isn't too terrible.  Well last night that changed.  We placed our order which was relatively simple.  We waited about 5 minutes and they called out name.  The Mexican pizza we ordered with no tomatoes had tomatoes, they didn't give us our drinks, and they didn't give us our cinnamon twists. It took them  about another 5 minutes to get everything fixed and situated.  The food was ok and we enjoyed it.  Me and the girls decided we were still a little hungry and went up to order 3 orders of the triple melt nachos.  It took about 5 minutes of waiting before they took my order and another 15 minutes of waiting before we got our food.  The employees were moving so slow it was unbelievable.  Not a single worker there looked to be over the age of 18, not even the manager. The service was terrible and slow and they didn't seem to care.  Won't be going back for a while until service is fixed.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

Hello everyone.  Happy Easter and happy April fools day.  Hope everyone has a great day and stays safe.  My kids got their baskets this morning but I assign stuck at work until 5 so I don't get to enjoy it with them.  We will be going and enjoying dinner when i get home from work tonight.  I also worked yesterday and i do tomorrow as well.  The girls are on spring break this week so babysitter will have all 4. Lucky her ha ha.  Thursday Bella has her appointment with the behavioral and developmental Dr so we will see how that goes.

day 3: meaning of my name

A lot of you may be wondering where my blog name came from, how I came up with it. As I have previously mentioned i have 4 kids. They are cu...