MomChat 2018

Join us in August and November for our MomChat parties!

Let’s Chat  Back To School and the Holidays

Each MomChat week will run for 5 days.  The first day will be a Facebook party and the last day will be a Twitter party and each of the 5 days we will feature two of the MomChat sponsors on our social media pages. All sponsors will also be featured at the beginning of the week in our newsletter. Click here to learn how to become a sponsor.

Our fans and followers have 2 ways to win a prize from our sponsors; by answering one of our Facebook or Twitter party questions on the first and last day of the week!

If you haven’t been to a facebook or twitter party before, it’s easy! Just be online during the 1 hour party and answer each question as they are posted. If you are on twitter, remember to include the hashtag #MomChat18  so we can choose a winner from the responses.  We will choose each winner live during the party!

See you in August for the MomChat 2018 party!

For those loyal Pampers customers – here is the link to the BRAND NEW rewards App for this summer’s best diaper deals!

I don’t know about you, but I love a great rewards program. I come from a family of SUPER SAVERS (we are high up on the “frugal savings scale,” even washing and re-using sandwich bags!) so I am always interested to know what stores are best to shop at on what days, which stores have the best points programs and what brands make rewards quick and easy.

The best kind of rewards program is one that includes products that you would be buying already.  As a mom of 3, diapers have been on my grocery lists for pretty much the last 8.5 years straight! We are currently training my 2 year old and my 4 year old still needs help at night, so we are buying both Pampers Easy Ups and Swaddlers right now, so it’s a double whammy! If you have to buy diapers, you might as well be rewarded for your purchases.

You may not know, but Pampers has had a loyalty program in both the US and Canada for the last decade.  Using the code that comes in all Pampers products, you can register it online and collect points on every purchase that can be redeemed for rewards, including baby toys! After working with Pampers for the last several years, I have come to know them as a very innovative company that truly cares about consumer feedback and not only have they recently moved way ahead in the diaper industry where absorption is concerned (read our Pampers Baby Dry post) they have also completely revamped the Pampers Rewards program.  It is a brand new program that enables parents to simply scan the code that comes in Pampers products in a new easy-to-use App. You’ll get 100 bonus points just for downloading, plus an extra 50 for uploading your first code! Already a member? Don’t worry, your existing points will transfer once you log into the new app.The App is available for Android and iphone users.   To join the program simply:

  1. Download the new Pampers rewards App and sign up
  2. Use the App to scan the codes inside every Pampers pack to earn points
  3. Redeem points for great gifts and rewards from the catalogue for you and your whole family

Watch the Pampers Canada You Tube video to see what you can expect from this awesome rewards program.

Want to win some FREE product from Pampers?

We all know downloading an App on your phone just takes a minute, so what are you waiting for?! Download here!  Once you have downloaded it, visit the Mommy Connections fanpage and share your experience using the new App to be entered to win  more Pampers products.  Contest ends June 30 and winner will be drawn at random!

This post was created in partnership with Pampers.  Mommy Connections is a proud member of the Pampers Baby Panel. For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies.  Pampers is the #1 selling diaper in the world and every day more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers!

I don’t know about you, but I think that any kind of registry is a good thing!  I love knowing that I am buying exactly what someone really wants or needs and because it is a registry, you know if that item has already been purchased, so it creates way less work for the recipient because they don’t have to make a bunch of returns. I personally registered for my first baby.  It is so wonderful when friends and family come together to celebrate a new baby and amazing for parents because, let’s face it, these little miracles are very expensive!  Mom usually takes on the task of sorting out all of the gear that one needs after baby is born.  Change pads, diaper bags, sound machines, monitors, bedding, nursing pillows, receiving blankets, strollers, car seats, toys, blankets, swaddle sacks, tiny face clothes and on and on. My favourite items on my registry were related to sleep; sleep sacks and sound machines.  A must have in our household! What so many families forget about is diapers.  In the early months, you might be changing 10-12 diapers a day.  Very quickly baby moves from newborn diapers (usually in the first few weeks) and then through the sizes.

I love the idea of adding diapers to your registry – Pampers Swaddlers are a must for newborns.  If you want to keep the big “fun” gear on your registry, consider throwing (or casually asking your BFF or husband’s BFF to organize it!) a Man Shower.  This is the best way to stock up on diapers!  There are so many super creative ideas out there for these Man Showers and they all generally have the same theme – bring Dad the gift of Diapers!  They can be co-ed, or just the guys hanging out.  Some Man Shower ideas include:

Just look up “Man Shower” on pinterest for tons of amazing ideas; perfect for building up your diaper inventory.  From blindfolded diapering to the classic melted chocolate bar in a diaper – there are lots of ways to make this a fun event to celebrate Dad, AND a great way for mom to ensure she is well stocked up on diapers before the baby arrives.    Make sure to encourage guests to buy all sizes.  You might even consider only asking for size 1 and beyond since newborn diapers are a pretty quick stop on your babies diapering journey.  It turns out that 9 out of 10 moms wish they had included diapers on their registry and 40 per cent of moms didn’t think to include enough diapers of different sizes on their registries. Don’t make these mistakes!

 

Our advice to all of you expectant moms out there, is to not forget the diapers!  We want to hear from you – did you receive diapers from your registry or did you celebrate Dad with a Man Shower?  Comment on our “Man Shower” post on our facebook page for a chance to win a prize and we will pick a winner on April 3 at noon MT.  The winner will receive a giveaway valued at $300 which will include a box of Pampers diapers in the size of their choice and an Amazon Gift Card for more diapers down the road!

We can’t wait to hear from you! @PampersUS #1choiceofmoms #ad

 

 

~This post was a promotion in conjunction with Pampers, click here for current Pampers Coupons & Special Offers

Join us for our final week of Mommy Mania 2016!  Each day between Oct 17 and 21 we will be featuring different companies on twitter, facebook and in our newsletter. There are 4 ways to win – RSVP to the parties and enter to win our Grand Prize, during the Fanparty on Monday Oct 17 the Twitter Party on Friday Oct 21, or at the end of week when we select our contest winners!

Thank you for joining Mommy Mania for the past 4 years! Keep an eye out for #MomChat17 next Spring for a new way to win some amazing prizes!

Save the date:

Facebook Party – Monday Oct 17 –  1:00pm MST (3pm EST)
Twitter Party – Friday Oct 21 – 1:00pm  MST (3pm EST) Use hashtag #mommania16 to follow along!

Make sure you visit our contest page to enter our contests!  http://ow.ly/LFJYd  The Mommy Mania contests open on Sunday Oct 16  and close at midnight on Saturday Oct 21.  These promotions are open to Canadian residents.  All participants must like and follow each sponsor to be eligible to win. You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

If you haven’t been to a facebook or twitter party before, it’s easy! Just be online during the 1 hour party and answer each question as they are posted. If you are on twitter, remember to include the hashtag #mommania16 so we can choose a winner from the responses.  We will choose each winner live during the party!  The party moves fast with only 5-8 minutes per question.

Monday Oct 17 – Boiron & VTech & Facebook Party (1PM MST/3PM ET)
Tuesday Oct 18 – Oyaco & Love Child Organics
Wednesday Oct 19 –  Medela & MeBookz
Thursday Oct 20 –  Munchkin & Funkins
Friday Oct 21 – Homeocan &  Playmobil & Twitter Party (1PM MST/3PM ET)

Daily Prize Sponsors Include:

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BOIRON LOGO CMYK 2013

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You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

Join us for our final week of Mommy Mania 2016!  Each day between Oct 19-23 we will be featuring different companies on twitter, facebook and in our newsletter.  There are 3 ways to win – during the Fanparty on Monday Oct 19, the Twitter Party on Friday Oct 23, and at the end of week when we select our contest winners!

The next week of Mommy Mania is in February 2016!

Save the date:

Facebook Party – Monday October 19 –  1pm MST (3-4pm EST)
Twitter Party – Friday October 23 – 1pm  MST (3-4pm EST) Use hashtag #mommania15 to follow along!

Make sure you visit our contest page to enter our contests!  http://ow.ly/LFJYd  The Mommy Mania contests open on Sunday Oct 19  and close at midnight on Saturday Oct 23.  These promotions are open to Canadian residents.  All participants must like and follow each sponsor to be eligible to win. You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

If you haven’t been to a facebook or twitter party before, it’s easy! Just be online during the 1 hour party and answer each question as they are posted. If you are on twitter, remember to include the hashtag #mommania15 so we can choose a winner from the responses.  We will choose each winner live during the party!  The party moves fast with only 5-8 minutes per question.

Monday Oct 19 – Boiron & Oyaco & Facebook Party (1PM MST/3pm ET)
Tuesday Oct 20 – Munchkin & Pure Hazelwood
Wednesday Oct 21 – Munchmitt & Love Child Organics
Thursday Oct 22 – MAM & Annie The Nanny
Friday Oct 23 – Glitter and Spice & Minbie & Playmobil & Twitter Party (1PM MST)

Daily Prize Sponsors Include:

BOIRON LOGO CMYK 2013

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You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

Join us for our third week of Mommy Mania 2015!  Each day between June 8 – 12 we will be featuring different companies on twitter, facebook and in our newsletter.  There are 4 ways to win – during the Fanparty on Monday June 8, the Twitter Party on Friday June 12, at the end of week when we select our contest winners or if you RSVP and Enter to Win!

The next week of Mommy Mania is in October 2015

Save the date:

Facebook Party – Monday June 8 –  1pm MST (3-4pm EST)
Twitter Party – Friday June 12 – 1pm  MST (3-4pm EST) Use hashtag #mommania15 to follow along!

Make sure you visit our contest page to enter our contests!  http://ow.ly/LFJYd  The Mommy Mania contests open on Sunday June 7  and close at midnight on Saturday June 13.  These promotions are open to Canadian residents.  All participants must like and follow each sponsor to be eligible to win. You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

If you haven’t been to a facebook or twitter party before, it’s easy! Just be online during the 1 hour party and answer each question as they are posted. If you are on twitter, remember to include the hashtag #mommania15 so we can choose a winner from the responses.  We will choose each winner live during the party!  The party moves fast with only 5-8 minutes per question.

Monday June 8 – Baby Style & Boiron & Facebook Party (1PM MST/3pm ET)
Tuesday June 9 – Oyaco  & Silikids
Wednesday June 10 – Munchkin & Pure Hazelwood
Thursday June 11 – Bity Bean & Belle + Bliss Boutique
Friday June 12 – Snuza & Minbie & Playmobil & Twitter Party (1PM MST)

RSVP and Enter to WIN with MAM!

Daily Prize Sponsors Include:

BOIRON LOGO CMYK 2013

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You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

Join us for our second week of Mommy Mania 2015!  Each day between April 20-24 we will be featuring different companies on twitter, facebook and in our newsletter.  There are 3 ways to win – during the Fanparty on Monday Apr 20, the Twitter Party on Friday Apr 24, and at the end of week when we select our 9 contest winners!

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The next week of Mommy Mania is in June 2015

Save the date:

Facebook Party – Monday Apr 20 –  1pm MST (3-4pm EST)
Twitter Party – Friday Apr 24 – 1pm  MST (3-4pm EST) Use hashtag #mommania15 to follow along!

Make sure you visit our contest page to enter our contests!  http://ow.ly/LFJYd  The 9 contests open on Sunday Apr 19  and close at midnight on Apr 25.  These promotions are open to Canadian residents.  All participants must like and follow each sponsor to be eligible to win. You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

If you haven’t been to a facebook or twitter party before, it’s easy! Just be online during the 1 hour party and answer each question as they are posted. If you are on twitter, remember to include the hashtag #mommania15 so we can choose a winner from the responses.  We will choose each winner live during the party!  The party moves fast with only 5-8 minutes per question.

Monday Apr 20 – Weleda and 2 blue ducks Facebook Party (1PM MST/3pm ET)
Tuesday Apr 21 – Boiron & Oyaco
Wednesday Apr 22 – MAM & Minbie
Thursday Apr 23 – Munchkin & Beba Bean
Friday Apr 24 – Belle and Bliss Boutique & Playmobil & Twitter Party (1PM MST)

Daily Prize Sponsors Include:

BOIRON LOGO CMYK 2013

Oyaco

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You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

Join us for our first week of Mommy Mania 2015!  Each day between February16-20 we will be featuring different companies on twitter, facebook and in our newsletter.  There are 4 ways to win – during the Fanparty on Monday Feb 16, the Twitter Party on Friday Feb 20, at the end of week when we select our 8 contest winners or if you RSVP and enter to win our grand prize!

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The next week of Mommy Mania is in April 2015

 

Save the date:
Facebook Party – Monday Feb 16 –  1pm MST (3-4pm EST)
Twitter Party – Friday Feb 20  – 1pm  MST (3-4pm EST) Use hashtag #mommania15 to follow along!

Make sure you visit our contest page to enter our contests!  http://ow.ly/vtcjI  The 8 contests open on Sunday Feb 15  and close at midnight on Feb 21.  These promotions are open to Canadian residents.  All participants must like and follow each sponsor to be eligible to win. See below for a listing of all of their handles & fanpages!  If you haven’t been to a facebook or twitter party before, it’s easy! Just be online during the 1 hour party and answer each question as they are posted. If you are on twitter, remember to include the hashtag #mommania so we can choose a winner from the responses.  We will choose each winner live during the party!  The party moves fast with only 5-8 minutes per question.

Monday Feb 16 – Weleda and Facebook Party (1PM MST/3pm ET)
Tuesday Feb 17 – Boiron & Playmobil
Wednesday Feb 18 – Oyaco & Thirty One
Thursday Feb 19 – Munchkin & Graco
Friday Feb 20 – Stonz & Twitter Party (1PM MST)

RSVP and enter to win our $540 Grand Prize

Thank you to our Mommy Mania 2015 Grand Prize Sponsor, Graco!

Daily Prize Sponsors Include:

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BOIRON LOGO CMYK 2013

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You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

Follow on Twitter:

@BoironCanada
@gracobaby
@weleda
@oyacoproducts
@MunchkinCanada
@stonzwear
@ThirtyOneKim
@playmobil
 

Follow on Facebook:

Facebook.com/BoironCDN
Facebook.com/GracoBabyCanada
Facebook.com/Weleda
Facebook.com/oyacoproducts   
Facebook.com/MunchkinCanada
Facebook.com/stonzwear
Facebook.com/kimberlytotes 
Facebook.com/PlaymobilCanada  

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It shouldn’t be stressful to shop for body care. It should be a pleasurable and completely worry-free experience. You shouldn’t have to read labels until you go cross-eyed, you should be able to trust our government and manufacturers to not allow anything toxic into stuff you spread on your skin, soak in, moisturize with or put on your face and lips.

LipBlissSadly, this is not the reality we live in. According to Gill Deacon’s research (author of ‘There’s Lead in Your Lipstick’) there are between 85,000 and 100,000 chemicals are used in the marketplace today. 85% of those chemicals have never been tested for human health impacts. Jaw dropping, isn’t it? This stat is so not cool with us, and chances are if you’re reading this, it’s not cool with you either.

You, as the consumer, have more power than anyone else to effect change. Every time you choose a toxin-free product over one that contains known toxins, it’s one small but very important win. Educate yourself bit by bit on the most dangerous ingredients out there. Making change doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Just educating yourself on the worst offenders will go a long way towards limiting your exposure.

Here are the top ingredients to avoid when shopping for body care products as well as some links that will help shed more light on why.deodorant

Sulfates (sodium or ammonium lauryl/laureth/myreth sulfate): Foaming agents found in toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath – may contain 1,4-Dioxane.

Learn more here: http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=288

Parabens (methyl, propyl, ethyl, butyl): Preservatives used in lotions, gels, shampoos, toners, deodorants, antiperspira nts & sunscreens – mimics estrogen.

Learn more here: http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=291

Petrochemicals / Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH): Elements found in petrolatum, mineral oil, paraffin, and propylene glycol which which are used in shampoos, conditioners, baby powder, baby moisturizers, lip balm, lip gloss and perfume.

Learn more here: http://davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/chemicals-in-your-cosmetics—petrolatum/

Phthalates: Stabilizers used to enhance fragrance in hair products, deodorants, body lotions, perfumes and nail polishes. NOT REQUIRED TO BE LISTED ON COSMETIC LABELS!

Learn more here: http://www.besthealthmag.ca/look-great/beauty/the-truth-about-phthalates

Visit our Chinook Centre Pop-Up Boutique before December 31, 2014 to shop Toxin-FREE and snap a selfie post on social media with #rmscpopup to be entered to win a $300 Toxin-FREE Makeover.

Join us for our fourth week of Mommy Mania 2014!  Each day between October 20-24 we will be featuring 2 different companies on twitter, facebook and in our newsletter.  There are 4 ways to win – during the Fanparty on Monday October 20, the Twitter Party on Friday October 24, at the end of week when we select our 10 contest winners or if you RSVP and enter to win our grand prize!

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The next week of Mommy Mania is in February 2015

 

Save the date:
Facebook Party – Monday Oct 20 –  1pm MST (3-4pm EST)
Twitter Party – Friday Oct 24  – 1pm  MST (3-4pm EST) Use hashtag #mommania to follow along!

Make sure you visit our contest page to enter our 10 contests!  http://ow.ly/vtcjI  The 10 contests open on Friday Oct 17  and close at midnight on Oct 24.  These promotions are open to Canadian residents.  All participants must like and follow each sponsor to be eligible to win. See below for a listing of all of their handles & fanpages!  If you haven’t been to a facebook or twitter party before, it’s easy! Just be online during the 1 hour party and answer each question as they are posted. If you are on twitter, remember to include the hashtag #mommania so we can choose a winner from the responses.  We will choose each winner live during the party!  The party moves fast with only 5-8 minutes per question.

Monday Oct 20 – Levana & Non Toxic Baby  and Facebook Party (1PM MST/3pm ET)
Tuesday Oct 21 – Munchkin Canada & Beba Bean
Wednesday Oct 22 – Summer InfantPlaymobil
Thursday Oct 23 – Boiron Canada & Gymboree
Friday Oct 24 – Elmer’s & Oyaco & Twitter Party (1PM MST)

RSVP and enter to win our $125 Grand Prize

Thank you to our Mommy Mania 2014 Grand Prize Sponsor, 2 Blue Ducks Prize package includes Oogaa, Dr. Seuss & Discoveroo!

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Daily Prize Sponsors Include:

BOIRON LOGO CMYK 2013

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Oyaco

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Beba Bean Logo

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You can now like and fan all of our sponsors in one spot! Click Here!

Follow on Twitter:

@BoironCanada
@gymboreeEdSouth
@elmers
@oyacoproducts
@MunchkinCanada
@bebabean
@summerinfant
@playmobil
@mylevana
@shopNonToxic 

Follow on Facebook:

Facebook.com/BoironCDN
Facebook.com/GymboreeToronto
Facebook.com/Elmers
Facebook.com/oyacoproducts   
Facebook.com/MunchkinCanada
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Facebook.com/summerinfant   
Facebook.com/PlaymobilCanada  
Facebook.com/mylevana   
Facebook.com/nontoxicbabyproducts

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