Pampers Supports Team USA (Get A Free Sample!)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Every baby is a champion in play, and to celebrate the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Pampers® Diapers has partnered with Team USA to introduce new Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers Diapers with Dry Max, the brand's new high performance diapers sure to earn gold with world-class "players" - babies.

The babies of Team USA athletes will be equipped with the new Pampers Cruisers Diapers with Dry Max as they head to Vancouver. In honor of these athletes and their families, Pampers has created specially-branded Team USA diapers with the Dry Max technology. Although these limited-edition Team USA diapers will not be for sale, parents all across the country can buy Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers Diapers with Dry Max for their best players in the world in March.

In the meantime, parents can request a free sample three-pack of the new Cruisers diaper at the Pampers website starting January 29th. If this sample includes a Team USA diaper (they will be randomly inserted in select sample packs), their baby will win a year's supply of Pampers Cruisers Diapers with Dry Max!

If you don't find a Team USA diaper in your free sample, there is still another chance to win. Keep your eye on future posts from The Mom Trap for another GREAT Pampers' giveaway!


Grab The Tissues. Be Inspired. CBS New Show Hosted by Jeff Pobst.

Monday, January 25, 2010


That one simple word sums up my thoughts and feelings on CBS' new show Live For The Moment, scheduled to premiere Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 8/7c p.m.

In the first life-changing episode, host Jeff Pobst meets Roger Childs, a husband and father of two boys diagnosed with ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig's disease).

Once an active skier, a space enthusiast, and licensed pilot hopeful, Childs life changed at the age of 38 when learning of his diagnosis.

Childs and his wife Julie discuss in a (very) raw emotional moment how it felt to learn that Childs had a remaining life expectancy of 2 to 5 years.

Once the initial shock was over, Childs decided to embrace every day as though it was his last. And with the help of LFTM executive producers Jeff Pobst and Mark Burnett, he'll do just that with a series of adventures that create lasting family memories and shares powerful life lessons for viewers.

Childs' inspirational ways in which he lives his life are sure to change the way others live.

I know it did mine, and my husbands.

By the time we had finished watching this episode, Brian and I both had a new outlook on life. Realizing how frequently we fail to express our love for one another and embrace the time with each other and our children with which we have been blessed.

Grab the tissues. Thursday, January 28th at 8/7c.



Find Quality, Affordable Hair Accessories at Zirimi (Review)

As I've mentioned several times, my daughter was blessed with an extraordinary amount of hair.

Since the day she was born, people have commented on how much hair she has; and, of course, being my only girl, following three brothers, she always wears cute hair accessories.

I was so excited when Rebecca of Zirimi Hair Accessories asked me to try and review their product.

As soon as they arrived, Andi and I started playing. There was so many cute and fun styles, we weren't sure where to start!

First things first, let me say that these hair accessories are very well made. VERY. WELL. MADE.    

If you're a mom, you're familiar with how destructive baby hands can be; so well constructed, durable products are a MUST.

Zirimi passed that test, hands down! :)

And when it comes to hair accessories, staying power is requirement.

Passed! Especially the alligator clips. How often have you purchased hair pieces on an alligator clip only to find the clip is not very tight and slides out of the hair? Too many, right?

Not with Zimiri hair clips! We tried several styles, and they stayed put...for hours! Through naps! Wow, huh?

I was impressed!

Lastly....let's face it, the cute factor is truthfully the most important thing. It's the first thing that attracts us.

Again, Zimiri passes with flying colors!

For us, we (okay, "I" since she's just one) loved the crocheted pieces since they are both contemporary and retro; depending on what you're wearing. And retro is HOT right now!

Zirimi gets a huge THUMBS UP from me and Andi!

When you shop Zirimi, you'll also be support two Moms who founded this company on a friendship and a knowledge of what other Moms want when it comes to girls.

We love their hair clips, bows, and headbands. I'm sure you will too!

Visit and find the quality, adorable hair accessories you've been looking for!



Taking America Back (Video)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Watch it. It's awesome! America is speaking louder than ever before. And the Democrats want to pull it - wonder why?

Because it's the truth.


Our Little Girl is One!

This is my first real attempt at creating a video. So be kind. ;P


Lose Weight with The Biggest Loser Coach Jillian Michaels

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

If anyone has ever even considered dieting, it seems that NBC's The Biggest Loser primetime television show is one of the first thing mentioned.

And, of course, when mentioning the show, the next thing talked about is the show's very popular trainer and coach jillian michaels.

I've been fortunate enough to never suffer a serious weight issue; but, having carried four children, I do have a little pudge around the middle I'd like to get rid of.

Not to metion that watching my diet and exercising is a way to keep from advancing the gestational diabetes I suffered in my last pregnancy from advancing to Type 2.

But I have many friends who have struggled to lose weight; trying a variety of diets from Atkins to Weight Watchers, Wii Fit to brisk walks.

All with little or no results.

My theory is because there is no accountability to someone as seen on The Biggest Loser.

Seriously, who doesn't want make an effort when 15 million viewers are tuning in each week to see your results?

Of course, we can't all have that.

But a good diet can work, when combined with exercise. And a truly motivated dieter will learn to hold him/herself accountable.

Are you read to diet, exercise, and be self-accountable? A great place to start is with one or more of Jillian Michaels' programs available at Diets In


Prepping for College with Cappex

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's hard to believe that my oldest child will be graduating high school in May.

We have spent a great deal of time discussing what his career choices, colleges and universities, tuition, scholarships, and other important decisions that must be made soon.

Before finding the cappex college search tool at, we wasted an extraordinary amount of time searching individual sites.

Cappex is a FREE tool available to students, parents, guidance counselors, or anyone seeking information on the best colleges for a chosen major as well as scholarships available.

One of the most useful aspects that I found about this program is the effort to match personality with school. This wasn't something that my 17-year-old son had considered; how a school must fit the person for the best chance of success.

Unfortunately, this is still a growing database of information so everything is not readily available; however, it should be remembered that it is a FREE tool and one more way to save time.

I recommend any parent with a recent or upcoming graduate that plans to attend a college, university, or technical college following high school check out this handy tool. The information in one central location is just a click away!


Apartment Living Can Be Quite Entertaining

In the current state of the economy and the days of numerous foreclosures, there are many who are looking for apartments for rent across the country.

When you get past the fine print leases, chatty apartment managers, and close living quarters, apartment living can be quite entertaining.

I remember when I rented my first apartment at 19-years-old.

Living in a small town where the sidewalks are rolled up just after sunset, you would think there would be nothing amusing going on.


Some of the best conversations I've ever overheard came from the apartments below and next door.

The lady next door had serious issues with her boyfriend who, from the best I could determine from muffled arguments, had a real penchant for carousing the complex in search of "company."

And the couple below me had frequent disagreements about a mother-in-law.

His or hers? That's something I never figured out.

You don't get free entertainment like that very often when you live out in the 'burbs.

Unless, of course, you have a friend who still enjoys apartment living.

Just the other day she was sharing a humorous story with me about her new neighbors; a couple who has recently moved in from a larger northern city to our small town, all-rural living. Not realizing the quiet that surrounds them - or just not caring - this couple, their less-than-a-year baby, and preschooler are frequent silence breakers in my friend's building.

Apparently the baby had had a long day of crying. The preschooler, as is typical, was doing his share to test his mother's endurance.

After several hours of trying to quiet the children, the mother, in an exasperated voice, shouts, "Give it a rest!"

She couldn't help but to get tickled, as she was suddenly transported back to days of raising young children; children who are now in their late teens.

Ahhh, how I miss the days of apartment living! :) Entertain me. Share your stories!



Win A Valentines Day Gift Basket from Skin MD

Monday, January 18, 2010

Remember the review I did about Skin MD Natural Shielding lotion?

I am still loving this stuff! My skin is in softer, firmer than it has been since my teen years!

You've gotta try it! And here's a great opportunity....

Skin MD is hosting a Valentine's Day Giveaway. This adorable gift basket includes:

  1. A Bottle Skin MD Natural shielding lotion

  2. A Bottle Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 shielding lotion

  3. One pound of See's dark assorted chocolates

  4. 12 Starbucks VIA Ready brew coffee pouches

  5. A "Kiss Me" mug

  6. A Cuddly teddy bear

  7. Lollipop Bouquet

  8. All in a lined wicker basket

Hurry, Contest closes February 7, 2010 and a winner will be randomly chosen on February 8th.

For complete rules and to enter, click here!



Break the Cycle of Failed New Year's Resolutions with New Book, Achieve Anything in Just One Year

Saturday, January 16, 2010

This is a sponsored guest post written by Jason Harvey on behalf of Achieve Anything In Just One Year. Post powered by Sponzai.

On January 1, more than 100 million Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, according to a University of Washington survey. By March, however, most resolution-makers will already have broken their newly minted promises.

In his new book, Achieve Anything in Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals (Amazing Life Press, $29.95,, Jason Harvey provides a blueprint for personal success that can make 2010 the year that resolutions become reality.

Most resolutions fail because people try to change too fast and accomplish too much all at once,” said Harvey, a Certified Life Coach. “My book is about learning how to make small daily changes and be your own personal life coach.”

The most common resolutions - to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, spend more quality time with family, etc. - are also the easiest to break. “The truth is, we set ourselves up to fail by making resolutions that are sweeping and unrealistic,” explained Harvey.

The resulting cycle of making and breaking promises is self-defeating - so how can individuals make resolutions stick? Achieve Anything in Just One Year equips readers with the tools to:

  • Be truly committed.Don’t just go through the motions - act like you’re making a promise to your company, or to your best friend.

  • Be specific. A resolution like “I want to lose weight” is easier to ignore than “I want to lose five pounds by March.”

  • Set a deadline. A timeframe equals commitment and helps quantify success.

  • Avoid overwhelming yourself. You may want to lose weight, quit smoking, achieve moderation with martinis and cut up your credit cards all at once, but let’s get real. Focus on a limited set of goals and plan on taking stock mid-year.

  • Change one thing at a time. Recognize that change is hard. Wait to achieve one goal before starting on the next.

  • Be realistic. Taking charge of a fitness regimen is a realistic goal, while exercising seven days a week may not be. Don’t set yourself up for disappointment with lofty goals.

The idea is to take daily action that creates a ripple effect in your life,” said Harvey. “By transforming your life with small steps, you can stay motivated, focused and balanced. Best of all, you’ll feel happier about pursuing your personal success.”

Achieve Anything in Just One Year is available to BUY NOW at


Cottonelle Wants to Know: Over or Under? (Comment to Win!)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Now here's a contest I can really get into!

Cottonelle has teamed up with Mom Bloggers Club on the great toilet paper debate: over or under?

It's funny they should ask this... I'm constantly nagged by my family (who seem to inexplicably leave it to me to replace toilet paper rolls) because I don't have a preference.

I just slap it on and go!

They (all men, mind you) insist on.....[insert drumroll].....OVER.

According to them, under is "just wrong."

So, in exchange for a month's supply of free toilet paper and being a member of Mom Bloggers Club, I'll go with majority rules: TEAM OVER!

What about you? Join in the fun at!


You can win too! Just leave a comment stating whether your a member of TEAM OVER or TEAM UNDER and will be entered to win 1 of 10 Cottonelle gift baskets randomly chosen on January 29, 2010 from all entries.


The Advantages of Choosing An Online Degree Program

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

One of the biggest regrets I've had is not finishing my college degree.

But a baby came along, life happened; and now 18 years and 3 more children later, here I am without college degree.

I have to ask myself, "Why?"

With the ready availability and flexibility of online courses, there's few excuses to not finish what I started.

In searching out information on how to obtain a criminal justice degree (my choice study) from a variety of schools, there is several recurring facts that reinforce my belief that online study course is the best option:

  • More affordable: Some degrees can costs as little as $3,000 to obtain through an accredited institution online; compared to $5,000 or more at a local community college of equal caliber.

  • Time Saver: Forget commuting to and from a school's physical classrooms that may or may not in close locale, when you can log on and get the same education from one location.

  • Specialized Programs: Most online schools offer a broader scope of specialized degrees compared to typical institutions who are limited by space, time, and other resources.

  • Balance: Many online degree programs offer students flexible learning times, which allows them to easily balance home, work, children's schedules, and other life distractions while still advancing their education.

Does all of this sound appealing to you? Then go for it! Find the Online Colleges right for you!


There's a Good Reason Why Southern Schools Cancel At The Threat of Snow

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

There's a long standing tradition in the south that seems to elude northerners; that is, our children get out of school for a mild dusting of snow or even the thought of snow.

Cancel school for the day and suddenly you hear the local snow birds making cracks about us being wimps.

And yet they are here because they've sought out warmer temps.

It's like this: you can't have both. Warm temps and snow capability.

They just don't go hand in hand.

Here in middle Tennessee, and in pretty much everywhere south of Kentucky, we see one, maybe two, snows per year. And if we're lucky, about once every 2 or 3 years we'll have what we deem a "good" snow; which equals an inch or more of snow. Ice not required.

So there's no need for us to spend hundreds of dollars on tire chains, shovels, and other winter weather accessories.

No, it's much more affordable to just cancel school for a day, or two, or three each year; and to stock up on milk, bread, and canned goods like we might have to buckboard it into town admist a blizzard.

And let's talk about the one year that school officials did decide to go against their better judgment.

Forecasters were predicting snow that was to arrive later in the afternoon. So, instead of wasting an allotted snow day, they figured the children could go and, at the first hint of snow, school would let out early.

Surprise! The system picked up speed. When it arrived mid-morning - hours before anticipated - school let out with a frenzy.

Too late, this snow was falling hard and fast; accumulating at Olympic speeds.

Because of the aforementioned lack of snow equipment, southern drivers don't manage well when the white fluffy stuff begins to fall.

And neither do bus drivers.

To make a long story short, I don't know a single mommy who likes it when her little Johnny is trapped on a school bus in the middle of a snow storm.

And so it is now...threat of snow equals no school.

Better to be safe than sorry....or to hear little Johnny's Mommy screaming over the phone.



Tweet and You Could Win a Netbook from Staples

Monday, January 11, 2010

Here's a cool contest... Staples® is giving away an Acer 10.1 Netbook.

The more people who enter, the more they'll giveaway!

Here's how you can be entered for a chance to win:

  • Follow @staplestweets on Twitter.

  • While you're there, tweet the worst gift you ever got. Be sure to include the hashtag
    #worstgift and the sweepstakes link:

  • Accept @staplestweets as a follower so we can direct message you if you win!

For complete contest rules, visit:

Staples received a TREMENDOUS response (followers for @StaplesTweets jumped from a little over 4,000 to more than 24,000 yesterday) and the contest is now closed (rules stated that contest was open to first 13k followers. HOWEVER, due to the amazing response, Staples is hosting another giveaway! On 1/18, Staples will giveaway two netbooks. ALL followers are eligible.


Katie Bug THE Place for Pickle Squeaker Shoes (Review and Giveaway)

Katie Bug ShoesSqueaker shoes are all the rage these days, especially for little ones learning to walk.

With a "squeak, squeak" here and a "squeak, squeak" there, beginning toddlers are encouraged to walk.

My 11-month-old daughter has just started to take her first independent steps and many times I've eyed pairs of squeaky shoes, wondering if I should give them a try.

And that's when Katie Bug Shoes swooped in and saved me from my indecision with a free pair to try and review.

My little princess LOVES the squeaky sounds! So much so that even when she's not trying to step, she's stomping her foot!

I only have one complaint when it comes to this adorable little footwear: taking them off has resulted in temper tantrums! (Other pairs of shoes she does her best to kick off, so this reaction alone speaks VOLUMES!)

My baby girl may love the squeak, but I like the way that simple little sound helps to keep track of my exploring tot. (Maybe that makes me a bit cynical but...)

Katie Bug Shoes is the exclusive carrier of Pickle, squeaky shoes designed for style, durability, and comfort.

Orange Blossom from Katie Bug ShoesI opted to try Orange Blossom because it so perfectly matches many of the Gymboree® lines.* There's nothing like a great, well-fitting shoe to match your outfit!

And now I'm trying to decide which pair I want to buy. I'm pretty sure we'll own each style before our Princess outgrows the love of squeakers!

Katie Bug Shoes offers (obviously) comfortable, stylish, quality shoes at affordable prices for both girls and boys. FREE SHIPPING too! (U.S. only)


*Katie Bug is not nor does not claim to be associated with Gymboree Corporation. The statements made in reference to this company is my own personal observations and should not be considered a claim of affiliation or endorsement of by Katie Bug Shoes.

Win A Pair of Katie Bug Shoes! Katie Bug Shoes is generously offering one lucky reader of The Mom Trap a free pair of squeaker shoes of their choice!

Here's how to enter:
  • Visit Katie Bug Shoes (link opens in new window) and then leave a comment telling me the name of your favorite style.

Want extra entries?

  • Become a Fan of The Mom Trap's new Facebook page: 1 extra entry.

  • Follow Katie Bug Shoes on Facebook: 1 extra entry.

  • Follow The Mom Trap on Twitter: 1 extra entry

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  • Tweet this giveaway and leave the Tweet URL in your comment (be sure to include @kdcantrell): 3 extra entries

  • Follow The Mom Trap with Google Friend Connect: 1 extra entry

  • Add The Mom Trap Button to your blog: 3 extra entries

  • Blog about this giveaway and include the post URL in your comment: 5 extra entries.

The Fine Print: Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to U.S. Residents only. Void where prohibited. Contest begins January 11, 2010, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on February 1, 2010; at which time a winner will be randomly chosen using Winner will be notified via email within 24 hours and must respond within 48 hours to maintain winner status. Failure to provide a valid email and/or shipping address will result in forfeiture of prize.


HP, Simplify My Life...PLEASE! (Comment to Win)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Living in a little house,
Stuff bursting from the seams.
Conserving space, making room,
Is this mother's only dream.

Calenders and notebooks
What's a Mom to do?
One place to get it organized,
And have it handy too.

Blogging to budgeting
And surfing online
While saving mega space
Not to mention time.

Outdated desk and laptops
Sitting here and there,
Replaced with a new puter
Would be an answered prayer.


How should we replace them?
A contest, why, you see.
Forget tweeking a budget,
when you can get one free.

Join other Mom bloggers
And write a unique post
Telling HP and readers
Why you need it the most

There is three to giveaway
for Moms who make their case;
and three more for the people
who comment at this place.

So good vibes to you, my readers
May good luck be with you
And if this is good one,
Maybe I can win one too!

* The above is my (lame) attempt at being a poet and submitting a unique entry into the HP 110 Mini Tord giveaway hosted by Mom Bloggers Club!

You Can Win One Too! Not only is there three HPs being given to the most unique blog submissions, but those leave a comment here will automatically be entered to win one of three more HP 110 Mini Tords up for grabs!

Comment submissions must be made by January 20, 2010, in order to qualify. Comment winners will be chosen by and announced on January 29, 2010.


Unique Gift Baskets for Valentine's Day...Or Any Day!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The holidays are over for 2009, but it's time to welcome in 2010 with the first big gift giving holiday of the year: Valentine's Day!

Forget the card purchased last minute or flowers that wilt and die within days.

I've found the Valentine's Day gift for me: gift baskets. offers a HUGE assortment of gift baskets; from snack to kosher collection, healthy theme to Chocolate Bars of the World gift baskets.

There is something for every personality, every occasion: Thank You, Get Well, Corporate, Birthday, Anniversary, and most holidays.

Visitors to the site are also invited to create their own custom basket and fill it with wide variety of every day gourmets such as chocolate, preserves, cheeses, sauces, snacks, and so much more.

Budget conscience? Search by price, beginning with gifts available at less than $50! wants your gift giving experience to be a simple and pleasant experience, "as the act of gift giving is an expression of joy and support for your recipient."

By the way...if anyone sees my husband, can you tell him I've made Valentine's shopping easy for him this year. I want the Chocolate Bars of the World gift basket. With six international chocolate bars, I could sink into a chocolate indulgance to last....well, long after the Superbowl! ;)


Last Chance to Enter the Cutest Little Tax Deduction Contest

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

All Moms would agree that the joy that comes from having a new baby is priceless! The sweet sounds of cooing, chubby cheeks and the intimate bond between parent and child can make any family feel rich with love.

But, as any new parents can attest, raising children can have an impact on your checkbook, as well as your heart. In fact, the typical family spends more than $221,000 raising a child through age 17.

Because we love to bestow gifts on new moms, MomSelect is thrilled to pass along the news of a fun contest that might lighten the load of one lucky family! Thanks to TurboTax®, one "last-minute" baby will help his or her parents save a bundle.

TurboTax® the nation's No. 1 rated, best-selling tax preparation software from Intuit Inc. is conducting its third annual nationwide search for America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction. The parents of one lucky baby, born in December 2009, will win $5,000.

To enter, parents or legal guardians should submit a photo of their baby born between Dec. 1-31, to The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2010.

Judges will select 10 finalists, and America will determine America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction and the $5,000 grand prize winner!


Disappearing Blogs. Self-Preservation. Ten Snowflake Delays.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Yesterday was one of those horrendously long days.

School was still out for Christmas break. Yeah, tidings of comfort and joy - whatever!

A house full of kids, running wild with new toys and gadgets. And the 11-month-old, sitting amid all the chaos, is so spazzed out she's not sure if she's coming or going.

Peace on earth. What a joke.

There's not even peace in my own house.

Then somehow I get the big bright idea that I'm going to do a little redecorating here.

What was going to be a half hour of losing myself online turns into a couple of hours of desperate recovery.

I thought I had backed up my template. I really did.

But I didn't.

Next thing I know, I have a funky looking blog with nothing but posts left.

And, of course, just when I realize my mistake that's when the baby decides it's time to scream out her frustrations while tugging on my pants leg; the five-year-old is asking for a butt inspection (you know, that bit where they're learning to wipe themselves); the 13-year-old is texting like he's spreading the good word minutes before the second coming; and the 17-year-old has tuned it all out with the help of Facebook.

Even Calgon couldn't save me from the conniption I was about to experience.

And this is when the proof that children are (like) animals presented itself.

Suddenly all was quiet.

They knew what was coming, and immediately went into self-preservation mode.

Thank goodness school is back in session tomorrow. And since ten snowflakes actually stuck to the ground today, they're getting a two-hour delay.

I try to see the positive: better to be going 2 hours late than coming home 2 hours early. Right? :)


Find more Random Thoughts Tuesday at The UnMom


St. Eve Kids: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Monday, January 4, 2010

Recently I participated in the Twitter Moms and St. Eve's promotion with my article titled 5 Tips and Tricks for Getting Your Children to Bed On Time.

In turn, St. Eve's has generously provided me with a solid bright pink one-size-fits-all kids' The Cozy - the super soft "wear me" blanket - to give to one lucky read of The Mom Trap.

Here's how to enter:

  • Leave a comment here. Be sure to provide a valid email address (or be sure one is available in your profile).

Want extra entries?
(Leave 1 comment for each additional entry; i.e., 5 extra entries = 5 comments)

  • Follow The Mom Trap via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar): 1 extra entry

  • Become a Fan of The Mom Trap's new Facebook page: 5 extra entries

  • Become a Fan of St. Eve Kids Drama U on Facebook: 5 extra entries

  • Follow The Mom Trap on Twitter: 1 extra entry

  • Follow St. Eve Kids Drama U on Twitter

  • Tweet this giveaway and leave the Tweet URL in your comment (be sure to include @kdcantrell and @DramaUstevekids in your tweet): 3 extra entries

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  • Blog about this giveaway and include the post URL in your comment: 5 extra entries.

  • Visit St. Eve Kids Drama U and enter the "Are You A Saintly Mom?" contest (for a chance to win a year supply of pajamas!): 5 extra entries

The Fine Print:
Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to U.S. Residents only. Void where prohibited. Contest begins January 4, 2010, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on January 25, 2010; at which time a winner will be randomly chosen using Winner will be notified via email within 24 hours and must respond within 48 hours to maintain winner status. Failure to provide a valid email and/or shipping address will result in forfeiture of prize.


Goodbye Crib Mobile. Hello Fandangling! (Review and Giveaway)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

There's a new, more stylish way to "mobilize" your baby nursery: Fandangling!

Ever notice how your little is attracted to your ceiling fan when it's on? But mesmorized by the adorable danglies on his/her crib mobile too?

Why not combine them?

Fandangling was generous enough to provide me with a free kit to try. I was fascinated with the idea right away; but after using Fandangling Butterfly Wings kit, I'm super impressed.

Kits attach in seconds to your existing ceiling fan (unless, of course, you're like me and have to give the fan a good dusting. In that case, read: kits attach in minutes. ☺) . And the use of velco allows you to transport these eye-catching toys from room to room!

Not only are these kits adorable, but they are stylish too!

My favorite part of these kits is not only that my 11 month old daughter loves watching it, but that it is a girly theme that will be used as part of the room decor long after she outgrows the "baby mobile" stage.

Fandangling was created by mom-of-2 Anne Zacharias. So when you purchase Fandangling, you're supporting a Mom business - and that rocks!

Available in a wide variety of themes - including holidays, feminine, masculine - or you can customize your own kit...for only $19.95! More than comparable than the price of a department store mobile!

Win a Fandangling Kit! The creator of Fandangling has been generous enough to offer one lucky reader of The Mom Trap their own kit!

{GIVEAWAY CLOSED. WINNER: Angie W. Thanks for playing!}

Here's how to enter:

  • Visit Fandangling then return here to leave a comment telling me which kit is your favorite.

Want extra entries? (Leave 1 comment for each additional entry; i.e., 5 extra entries = 5 comments)

  • Become a Fan of Fandangling on Facebook: 1 extra entry

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  • Follow Fandangling on Twitter: 1 extra entry.

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  • Tweet this giveaway and leave the Tweet URL in your comment (be sure to include @kdcantrell): 3 extra entries

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  • Blog about this giveaway and include the post URL in your comment: 5 extra entries.

The Fine Print: Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to U.S. Residents only. Void where prohibited. Contest begins January 2, 2010, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on January 23, 2010; at which time a winner will be randomly chosen using Winner will be notified via email within 24 hours and must respond within 48 hours to maintain winner status. Failure to provide a valid email and/or shipping address will result in forfeiture of prize.


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