NOW CLOSED!! I recently wrote about Frecklebox and their wonderful selection of personalized books for children! Our daughter loves the book she has from them. Seeing and hearing her name in a story makes reading so fun for her! What a perfect way to help your children develop a love for learning and reading!! I mean, who doesn't like to see their name on something, right?! Personalization is something everyone can appreciate.

What's great is, Frecklebox offers more than just books. They offer many great personalized gifts as well. You'll find products such as: party favors, coloring books, stickers, growth charts, posters, journal books, and much more when you visit their website!! What a terrific way to help make your child feel special! Having things like this will not only be something they love now, but will appreciate for years to come.

Frecklebox offers an affordable option for parents, grandparents, etc. who are looking for a great gift idea for the children in their lives. You can buy and personalize a variety of products right there on their website at!

You can also enter for a chance to win a Frecklebox item as well!! I'm so excited because is generously offering one of my readers any personalized item of their choice.

TO ENTER TO WIN: Visit and take a look around. Then leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite item is that you'd most like to have personalized.

HOW TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES: (Only after the above entry has been completed)

1. Subscribe to a A Mom's Balancing Act (can be found along the right-hand column) and leave me a comment once you do.

2. Blog about this giveaway (linking to both this post and Frecklebox) and leave me a comment with the URL to that post.

3. Post my blog button or blog URL to your blogroll and leave a comment with the URL to your blog.

4. Digg this giveaway ("Digg This" can be found at the bottom of this post) and leave me a comment once you have done so.

5. If you have Entrecard, drop your card on me and let me know once you have.

6. For two extra entries, purchase an item from Frecklebox before the end of this giveaway (be sure to leave two separate comments when doing so to ensure each entry is counted).

Please leave me a separate comment for each entry you complete above including with each, your e-mail address so that I can easily and accurately contact the winner. You have a total of 7 entries to win....that's 7 possible comments!!

This giveaway will end May 12th and is open to US/Canada only! Good luck!

Books and Coloring Books

Thank you SO much to everyone who entered this giveaway...all of your comments and interest are greatly appreciated! Be sure to check back frequently...I have some other great giveaways coming very soon!!

The winner is....

Comment #49
furygirl3132 says....I would love to win this for my 6 year old daughter who absolutely loves Hannah Montana and she would love to try the Olay "Rockin' Blossom" Body Wash, but I'm sure she'd love ALL of it! Thanks so much for such a fantastic giveaway!!

Save $60 On Britax Car Seats at

Posted by Jenna | Monday, April 27, 2009

Here's an sale you won't want to miss! Right now through May 9 you can get up to $60 off their regular price on select Britax Car Seats. Finding a quality car seat at times can be difficult, so to have a Britax Sale like this going on where you can save money and get a car seat that's safe, durable, and convenient is absolutely wonderful! Check it out today and see if one of these car seats is what you've been looking for. Don't wait long though...again, the sale only goes through May 9...and that will be here before we know it!

Hurry up and enter the Hannah Montana Prize Package Giveaway...full of great P&G beauty products....ending tonight!

Stay tuned for more great giveaways on A Mom's Balancing Act!!

Personalized Children's Books From Frecklebbox

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ever since our daughter Kaelyn was very young she has enjoyed having books read to her. Early on she learned the right way to hold a book and flip through the pages. Many times a day I will find her sitting on the floor looking through books and talking and pointing at pictures as she goes. It's neat to see her learning and developing a love for reading at such a young age! We try to read to her as often as we can. One of her favorite books is actually one that I got from We got the Personalized Paperback Nature Namebook which is great because it includes the child's name in the story and the illustrations. It's great quality and so much fun for kids. As a mom, and former early childhood educator, I can tell you that it's a wonderful way to get kids involved in reading as well as getting them familiar with their own name. I really like the personalized books offered from and would love to get many more. They have so many to choose from! I would definitely recommend checking out the products they offer.

I also wanted to mention that I came across a great giveaway for any Frecklebox personalized item of your choice over at Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House! If you're interested in entering for a chance to win, just head over there and leave a comment about which product you'd like to have personalized. There are also many ways to get extra entries into the giveaway as well! Don't miss out though...this giveaway only runs until May 9th!

Earth Day Deals and Sweepstakes at Amazon!

Posted by Jenna | Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Don't forget to head over to and take advantage of their amazing Earth Day Deals!! You can save on a variety of eco-friendly items....everything from green cleaning products to toys!! is the last day to enter the Earth Day Sweepstakes! 5 first-place winners will get two Energy Star-qualified powerhouses - Toshiba laptop and Brother multifunction printer. 15 second-place winners will receive the Brother printer!! That's pretty exciting if you ask me...and there's no purchase necessary to qualify to enter. You can learn more about the official rules and how to enter here.

Do you have a special Hannah Montana fan in your family? If so....this is just a reminder....ONE week from today will be the last day to enter for a chance to win the great Hannah Montana Gift Bag full of the whole line of beauty products from P&G! Don't miss out on your chance to experience all these great products. Go here to enter if you haven't already, and good luck!

Right now is having a fantastic sale on select Fisher Price items. If you're someone who enjoys shopping using Amazon, and looking for great baby gear like a Jumperoo, highchair, swing, bouncy seat, would definitely be worth heading over and checking out the deals going on right now. For a limited time, you can spend 100 dollars or more on select Fisher Price Precious Planet products and receive $20 off a future purchase!! As a parent I know all the baby gear can get a bit spendy, so to have an opportunity to save like this is wonderful!


There's probably very few people with children who haven't heard the name "Hannah Montana" before, right?! My daughter, although only 18 months old, really enjoys when the Hannah Montana show comes on each day. I think it's the fun music and just the great vibe of the show that keeps her attention. I have to admit that even I enjoy's nice to have a wholesome show that our children can watch without having to worry what they might pick up from it.

As many of you may know.....just this past Friday, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" hit theaters!! We have not had the chance to see it yet, but from what I hear it has been quite popular among people of all ages. With the excitement of the new movie hitting theaters and showing right now, I wanted to post a giveaway that I'm very excited to have the opportunity to offer!

I recently was sent some great, fun Hannah Montana personal care products to review. I have to say that the collection of items was very impressive. I had no idea that P&G had such an extensive line of Hannah Montana products to offer. After having had the opportunity to try and review them...I can tell you that the introduction of this collection is something many will love! Products include things such as lip glosses and shampoos...perfect for tweens who are starting to establish their own personal care routine. What I thought was so great is that the products offer the "best of both worlds", since not only do girls love them, but also their parents....who approve because they are trusted brands that even Moms can use.

I am SUPER excited because I have ONE gift bag full of the whole line of Hannah Montana products to giveaway! The products included in this Hannah Montana giveaway are:

  • Herbal Essences "Drama Clean" Berry Tea and Orange Flower Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Olay Foaming Face Wash
  • Olay "Rockin' Blossom" Body Wash
  • Oral-B/Crest Toothbrush and Toothpaste Combo Pack
  • Secret "Bella Bloom" Scent Expressions Deodorant
  • Covergirl Wetslicks Lipgloss in four shades - Crush, Tutu, Patently Pink, and Shimmershell
  • Covergirl Nailpolish in four colors: Pink Taffy, Pink Twinkle, Fuschia Girl, and Disco Dazzle

TO ENTER TO WIN: leave me a comment answering the following question: Which of the Hannah Montana products are you most excited about trying, or giving to someone else (maybe a Hannah Montana fan) to try?

HOW TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES (Only after the above question has been answered)

1. Subscribe to A Mom's Balancing Act (can be found along the right-hand column) and leave me a comment once you do

2. Blog about this contest and leave a comment with the URL to that post.

3. Post my blog button or blog URL to your blogroll and leave a comment with the URL to your blog

4. Digg this giveaway ("Digg This" can be found at the bottom of this post) and leave me a comment letting me know once you have done so

5. If you have Entrecard, drop your card on me and let me know once you have

Please leave me a separate comment for each entry you complete above including with each, your e-mail address so that I can easily and accurately contact the winner. You have a total of 6 entries to win....that's 6 possible comments.

This giveaway will end April 27th and is open to US/Canada only! Good luck!!

Huggies Pure & Natural Free Sample at

Posted by Jenna | Monday, April 13, 2009

Huggies Pure and Natural diapers are made of organic cotton, are hypoallergenic and have aloe and vitamin E. What's great is that they are scent free, safe and gentle on the most sensitive of skin. I recently posted an opportunity to sign up for free Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers, and today came across another way to receive a free sample as well.

Walmart, which always has great free samples to offer, has the Huggies Pure and Natural diapers available for sample. All you have to do is go here, fill out your shipping information and your free sample will be in the mail! It's super easy....and who doesn't like to receive free samples of diapers, right?! Especially when they're made of such gentle and organic materials as these! What's even better is that they offer the same leakage protection that you would expect from the Huggies brand. This is a perfect choice for any new baby.

Huggies Coupons and FREE Diapers!

Posted by Jenna | Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Diapers and wipes are expensive, so whenever there are great deals on these items....I have to pass them along. Currently there are a couple I wanted to share with you. The first is the opportunity to receive a free sample of Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers, plus a coupon! Thanks to Cher at Mama's Money Savers for the tip!

The second is the $.75 off coupon over at for Huggies wipes. You can quickly find this coupon by scrolling through the current offers from along the left side of this site.
You'll find that there are currently many great offers from

If you're looking to save even more money when you shop, you may want to check out All You magazine!! Each issue is full of coupons, recipes, and more! If you're interested in getting a subscription to All You, do I have a deal for you!! Over at Southern Living at Home you will find all the information you need to sign up to receive a two year subscription to All You for just $18!! That's just $.75 per magazine!! With all the great deals each issue will more than pay for itself in no time!

Thanks to Coupon Dad for the great tip!!

Coupons for LeapFrog Tag Reading System

Posted by Jenna | Sunday, April 05, 2009

There is a great coupon available right now over at!! Actually there are a lot of great ones, but one that caught my attention right away was the $10 off the LeapFrog Tag Reading System. If you're looking to buy your child this great item.....don't forget to print off the coupon! You can quickly find it along the left column of this blog, and scroll through the available printable coupons until you come to it. The LeapFrog Tag Reading System is a great way to bring stories to life. It's a fantastic way to make reading fun and interactive...especially for young readers! There is a large collection of books that can be purchased to go along with it. In fact, there's a $5 off coupon for them over at as well! Don't miss your chance to get a great deal on the LeapFrog Tag Reading System and the books that go along with it!

Free Sippy Cup From Juicy Juice

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, April 02, 2009

If you have a child who drinks from a sippy cup, you know that you can never have too many! We have gone through so many sippy this day I can't even tell you what has happened to them all! Most times I think they have been left at restaurants and other places we go. For this reason, and the fact that we use them daily, I am excited to tell you that Juicy Juice is currently giving away a FREE sippy cup to those who join! Offer exists while supplies last and may take up to 8 weeks for shipping. I received mine in the mail yesterday and Kaelyn really enjoys using it! By joining the Juicy Juice community you will be kept up to date through e-mail newsletters offering expert advice, nutrition tips, money saving offers, and more! To sign up and receive your free Juicy Juice sippy cup and all the benefits of a free Juicy Juice membership, fill out the registration form here.

Download FREE Kids Songs

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, April 02, 2009

You can now download some great kids music for FREE!! Head over to Mega Bloks and you'll see that they are currently offering downloadable kids music from 6 of their albums for free! There is a large selection of songs to choose from...all of which are very cute!! My daughter absolutely loved the ones she's heard so far...especially "Shake, Shake, Shake"!

Thanks to "Cents"able Momma and Sisterly Savings for the great tip!

The Read & Share DVD Bible - Volume 1

Posted by Jenna | Wednesday, April 01, 2009

It’s very important to my husband and I that we share the joy and wonder of the Lord and His Word with our children. Our daughter is nearly 1 ½ and although young, has already been exposed to a number of things to help shape her understanding of God. Whether it be the music she listens to, the television shows she watches or the things we talk about…we are always doing our best to instill in her these values and beliefs. Her favorite book is actually her Bible, or “bibi” in her words. Even at such a young age she enjoys learning and hearing the stories of the Bible.

That’s why I was SO excited to have had the opportunity to receive a copy of The Read and Share DVD Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers to review! I knew that as much as she loves her Bible…she’d ADORE this DVD and all it has to offer....and I was right! She loved it! There are thirteen lessons of scripture with stories from the Old Testament. The stories include The Beginning, Adam & Eve, The Flood, Abram, Isaac & Rebekah, Jacob & Esau, Rachel, Jacob & God, John the Baptist, Jesus is Born, Jesus is Tempted, Jesus Love Children, and One Lost Sheep.

What I think is so neat about this DVD was the way it was made. There are short vignettes (about 3 minutes each) which make it perfect for children of young ages whose attention spans are shorter. It’s great for Mom and Dad too…as it’s easily suited for any time of the day…put it in for a couple of stories or for the entire thing. Kaelyn tended to prefer a couple at a time, rather than the whole thing. The animation is bright and easily grabs the attention of a young child, while the dialogue is clear, simple and concise….a perfect way to share the Word of God with your little ones. It’s a resource I have been looking for and am so glad I finally came across it. I hope to look into other volumes in the near future!

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