Mommy Survival Kit Expecting Mom
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Mommy Survival Kit Shopping at Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club® is probably one of our favorite places to shop when we are preparing for a new baby. We’ve done it two times already and we are gearing up for our third time. The value and savings you get at Sams Club for a mere $45 for a year membership is completely worth it.

Before baby arrives I like to make out a list of my “Mommy Survival Kit” and get exactly what we will need before baby comes. This baby will be here in just a few months, sometimes I still can’t wrap my head around the thought of THREE! Before baby arrives we stock up on – newborn diapers, wipes, comfortable tiny onsies, baby blankets, bibs and nursing tanks for mama.

We love to shop at Sam’s Club because they offer all of our favorite brands including Huggies diapers and wipes or refills for our Diaper Genie, in addition to their home store brand. We love Member’s Mark® Premium Diapers. They offer up to 12 hrs. of absorbent protection, they have Soft-Stretch® waist and sides for a custom fit to help prevent leaks, they are made with cottony soft materials that will wrap your baby in comfort. They also feature a hypoallergenic inner liner that is enhanced with Vitamin E & Aloe to help protect baby’s skin. And the diapers are latex and fragrance free so they won’t bother baby’s skin with irritating scents. I love that Sam’s Club carries both favorite brands and high quality private brands that are at equal quality for a lower price. In addition to baby products, Sam’s Club also offers High quality fresh foods like USDA meats, seasonal produce picked at the height of freshness, freshly baked items. It’s like a one-stop shop for us!

Mommy Survival Kit Expecting Mom

Mommy Survival Kit Expecting Mom

Also, when you join and get a membership, you instantly get $80 on baby items like diapers and wipes. The larger boxes and packs of baby products you get at Sams Club are actually lower in cost because it cost you less per unit than other stores.

Sam’s Club is so convienent for a busy mom. Their subscription service lets you set shipping intervals on most baby items that you use most, so you don’t have to worry about running out. And as a busy mom of soon to be three, this has me worrying less about our shopping trips and gives me more time with my babies at home. They even offer free standard shipping on most diaper, wipes and formula. 😀

In addition to the home shipping, you also have the option to complete your order online for pickup and receive a text message when your order is ready. I love this service! Especially when you have two under four, even day trips sometimes seem like we’re packing up for a road trip.

We definitely get excited about the savings at Sam’s Club! 😀

Mommy Survival Kit Expecting Mom

Sam’s Club provides big savings for growing families, join and get $80 in special savings on baby basics.

This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club, however, the text and opinions are all my own.

Back To School Fears of a Busy Mom
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Back To School Fears

DISCLAIMER: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media.  Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions are my own.: #DoinGood

This week was back to school for many parents. I loved my Facebook feed this week, and seeing all my friends and family taking their back to school photos of their kids. Some were well thought out – they had signs made my mom and dad, or signs made by the kiddos themselves, then there were the older kids going off to college for the first time. I loved seeing the proud parents faces in some. It definitely makes me think of my two little girls and what it will be like one day in the future when they too, will go off to school for the first time. I can’t image….it’s probably exciting and a little sad at the same time, especially for a mother.

Back To School Fears of a Busy Mom

Back To School Fears of a Busy Mom

Back To School Fears of a Busy Mom

I also know how chaotic the few weeks leading up to the first day of school can be. I heard from a friend the other day who mentioned to me just how hard it was going to be sending her kids off to school for the first time. She was worried that, because of her and her husbands very busy work schedule, she would see her children less, and she wanted to be there for them and have enough energy do to the homework routine, the dinner routine and the bath routine. But just the thought of her day just seemed really overwhelming, almost impossible. She was worried she was not going to have the energy to do it all. Ah, I could relate to relate to her, but for a different reason. When I found out we were expecting our third little one, I had all the same fears. Our fears of being able to do it all sometimes can consume us. I know that the pressures and demands of everyday life will never go away, and sometimes it just seems as though things just keep piling on. But I told her what I realized and that she’d eventually experience too. That that her ability to mother and to be there for our children will grow with each new challenge and not be whittled down. I know this because I’ve been there, and I reminded her just how great of a mother she is.

I know this is something parents worry about all the time. Worrying about whether they are doing a good job or if they’re doing enough. And my mother told me that, if you’re worried about whether or not you’re doing a good job, then you are a wonderful parent. If you ever stop worrying about that then that’s the time to worry. Whether you’re spending a week on vacation with your family or 5 minutes at the breakfast table before they leave to school, the truth is, most parents are doing much better than they think.Back To School Fears of a Busy Mom

Tell me about someone you know who is doing a better job as a parent than he/she might think.

 

Thank you to Minute Maid for sponsoring this post and reminding us as parents that we are #DoinGood. Visit them on Facebook or online.