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MamaBreak offers many advertising packages that will be perfect for your business! We are also willing to create an advertising package that fits your needs! Contact us at:

$50: Paid Post.
This post will be posted on the website: It will also be shared with the social networking sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. All links provided in the paid post will have a “no follow” attribute and a disclosure will be included. 

$40: Social Media Package
Client will receive promotion on Twitter and Facebook.
2 Facebook posts per week for 1 month
2 Tweets per week for 1 month
(Pinterest can be substituted for one of the above, or can be added for an additional $10).

$35: Button Advertisement
MamaBreak will display your advertising button for 1 month as one of the top five places on the right hand side of the page.  The ad will be 150x150 in size, and the client will provide the html code for the advertisement.

$50: Banner Advertisement
MamaBreak will display your banner for 1 month on the bottom of the page.

Why advertise with MamaBreak?
  • Reach: We reach over 15,000 readers through our social media network alone! 
  • Experience: Jo comes to blogging with a background in Public Relations, Training, Education, Writing, Editing,  and more! 
  • Education: Jo holds undergraduate, graduate, and terminal degrees. She brings experience in both the academic and corporate worlds! 
  • Professional: We treat all of our clients with quick, professional responses and results!

Halloween Obesity Letter a Hoax??

So, a little radio station in the middle of Fargo, ND reportedly found a woman who wrote a letter to children that she felt were obese. It got TONS of media coverage from the Today show to CNN.

What if I told you I thought it was a COMPLETE hoax?? Yes, that is right, I think the lady that "called in" to the radio about that letter was about as real as snuffaluffagus. Want proof?

Check out this video that includes an audio recording of a segment the radio station did last year:

Now listen to the audio recording of their "interview" with the letter writer yesterday.

Tell me those are NOT the same woman!!!!! That is the same exact person, and the deer crossing video was a COMPLETE hoax (was later found to not be real at all). Will the radio station come clean? Maybe, maybe not-- but I am pretty sure they are pulling one over on America.

Halloween TREATS!!!!

We have several treats for you this morning!!!!

Werther's Originals Mommy Party!

It is party time! We had a blast sampling Werther's with MommyParties! They sent us a party kit just filled with delicious Werther's originals, and we had a blast creating recipes.

Our favorite BY FAR was the caramel hot chocolate. We NEVER would have thought of adding it, but it was delicious and the kids loved it! We also added it to hot apple cider, which I preferred!

Caramel apples, caramel apple pie, there are so many ways to use caramel this fall! It is one of my favorite Fall flavors!

We thank MommyParties and Werther's for such a fun Fall party! We had a blast and loved all of the Werther's deliciousness!

MamaBreak received a party pack from MommyParties. As always our experiences and opinions are our own!

TeeSpring to Launch YOUR Next Fundraiser!

The following is a paid and sponsored post. However, as you can see, we took the time to use the site and would never recommend a product that we have not tried ourselves!

As many of you mamas know, I am president of my children's school PTO and fundraising can be a NIGHTMARE!!! It is such a headache, so we love any site that makes things a whole lot easier! That is why were are so excited that TeeSpring asked us to check out their website and share it with our readers! We made THIS really cool tee to celebrate the tenth doctor on Doctor Who (our personal favorite!!!)

The entire design process was quick and simple. It took us about 10 minutes to design our shirt (and a lot of it was deciding what to make). And you can use it to raise funds for ANY goal you may have! People have used TeeSpring to raise money for adoptions, the Boston marathon, and many other goals! The best part is, you just share your link (as we did above), and people order directly from the site. No shipping or size sorting for you!!!!

Check out this short video that explains the process:

A fast, easy way to reach your organization's fundraising goals! We would love if you bought the shirt we designed!!!! Or just visit :  to reach your own fundraising goals!

MamaBreak received compensation to share TeeSpring with you. All of our experiences and opinions are completely our own!

Aveeno and Johsnon's Baby Wash Cloths

Our plan to get the Halloween grime off my two cutie pies?

Aveeno Baby Wash

 The boys will be hitting the streets as pirates or monkeys and we just KNOW its going to rain here.  The big boy LOVES to jump in puddles and splash in the streets of our neighborhood.  The gentle care of Aveeno will help me get him clean!

The large bottle of Aveeno Baby Wash and Shampoo is the BEST deal. The cheapest per ounce but it also lasts a long time. I love that it is tear free for BOTH little men (even my 4 year old doesn't like soapy eyes!) There is a light scent to both products leaving the boys smell clean and fresh--instead of smelling like "outside" as my four year old says!

Fear by L. Ron Hubbard Review

The book Fear, by L. Ron Hubbard, is a dark blending of fantasy and reality that was first published in 1940.  I received this book for review, and I thoroughly enjoyed this tale.  On the one hand, it is a window into a simpler time, and some of the prevailing attitudes of the day; an interesting look into a world gone by.  On the other hand, the book has held up very well over the decades.  It still offers lively and relevant insights into the human mind.  Similarly, you can see the connection in this work’s literary style from the masters of the day, such as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, into modern horror and fantasy masters like Stephen King.
Fear by L. Ron Hubbard

Fear is the tale of Professor James Lowry, and his struggle with his values and reality itself.  This struggle is encapsulated in the loss of his hat and four hours of his life.  He discovers that, should he find his hat and those four hours, his life will end.  However, he is convinced that, if he does not find his four hours, he will lose his sanity.  Fear is fantastical horror which is made all the more horrifying when you discover that there is no fantasy in it.

MamaBreak received item(s) in this post to review here on MamaBreak. We did not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experiences and opinions are our own.

Zupers and Amazon KickStarter Blast Giveaway

Züpers Kickstarter Blast Giveaway

Organized by Mom Powered Media

Remember the Zupers Kickstarter campaign goes all of this month!!!! We love Zupers at MamaBreak and know you do too! We love this giveaway because it includes 4 pair PLUS $50 Amazon Gift Card!!!! CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!!!!! Wahoo!!!!! 

For those who have heard of Züpers, they are innovative, adorable leggings that are designed for little girls who are constantly on the go. Each pair of Züpers leggings are made using comfy, rip resistant yoga fabric with retro-inspired print and UVB protection. The real innovative part to these leggings, however, are the removable kneepads that protect little legs, allowing parents to relax as girls play sports or explore outdoors.

Knowing that little girls want to show off their personal style, Züpers is working to add 12 new styles to their collection (9 prints & 3 solids). To do this, they need your help! They are working hard on Kickstarter to raise the funds to make these new leggings, and in fact they have already raised over $3,000 of their $5,000 goal, making it very likely these pants will be made. To help them raise their goal, they are offering amazing deals on anyone who wants to purchase these leggings, as well as adorable ZüpersGirls earrings. To learn more about these leggings and why little girls in your family NEED them, make sure to check out the Züpers Kickstarter page!

To help celebrate the start of their Kickstarter project, Züpers is giving away 4 leggings from their current collection. 4 of our lucky readers will get one of these sets of leggings, allowing their children to look even more stylish as they go safer into the holiday season. To make this even sweeter, Budget Earth is adding an extra $50 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky grand prize winner. To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!

 Züpers Kickster Blast Giveaway

  • 3 winners will receive a pair of Züpers Leggings from their current collection (not Kickstarter).
  • 1 Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card in addition to a pair of Züpers Leggings from their current collection.
  • Open to US Only.
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via
  • Giveaway ends November 20th at 11:59pm.
  • Winner will be notified through email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Budget Earth & other blogs are not responsible for Züpers Prize Fulfillment. Budget Earth IS responsible for $50 Amazon Gift Code.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter Rafflecopter.
  • Only one entrant per household.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!
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Would you like to have your products featured in a similar giveaway event? Want to increase your social media exposure before the holiday season? See how Mom Powered Media can help! Contact to see what we can do for your company!

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Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe

Wednesday we brought you something to warm you up, but we know many Mamas live in places that it is still warm (can we come to visit???). So, this cooling off recipe is just for you! It comes from MadameDeals. It is the best Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe you will ever use! Yum!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice Review and Giveaway

Did you know that Chicken Soup for the Soul turned 20 this year? To celebrate their "birthday" they put together this special edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul called "Reader's Choice." As a Chicken Soup for the Soul blogger, I receive new books and they are some of my favorite!

What is extra special about this collection, is it is form the reader's themselves. As an avid reader of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, I felt that was really special. Each story talks about how a Chicken Soup for the Soul story touched a reader's life and influenced them.

As you can imagine, after 20 years, many people had many stories, and it is impossible to pick a favorite! I know you will enjoy this book if you enjoy the Chicken Soup for the Soul books as much as I do. As a mom, they are such a good, pick-me-up reader, and each story takes such a short amount of time that you can read them on the go!

MamaBreak receives books from CSFTS to review and share with our readers. We do not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experiences and opinions are our own. 

Want to win your OWN copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice? Enter Below!

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Qoileez Review

Are you looking for a perfect stocking stuffer for your tween? My daughter has been really enjoying the Qoileez we received in the mail for review.

Qoileez are circular plastic tube that you can wrap around just about anything. We have been wearing them in our hair, and my daughter loves the look with having her hair down.

I like pulling my hair in a ponytail, and the Qoileez adds a little bit of drama to an otherwise plain and boring hair-do.

They are very versatile though, and we have been using them on pencils, pens, and other office supplies.

You can also use them on shoelaces or even on the stems of wine glasses to make your wine glass distinctly yours.

You can check out all of the Qoileez lines at:
The best part? You can get a pack of 7 for only $4.99 and a pack of 14 for only $7.99! What a great extra treat for your little girl!

Be in the Qoileez "know" and join their Facebook page at:
Or follow them on Twitter at:

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mini Taco Bites Recipe

Are you looking for a quick recipe for dinner tonight that the kids will love? We love making these Mini Taco Bites that MyCouponLady posted! We skipped the guacamole, and added our own ingredients! So fun!

IBS Free At Last and VSL#3 Review and Giveaway

If you or your family suffers from constipation, diarrhea, or bloating, you may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)! The National Institute of Health estimates that IBS may occur as much as in 20% of our population! However, the problem is that about 1/3 of those people often never see a doctor about their symptoms and go undiagnosed (including myself and my daughter who were finally diagnosed this past year)! We recently received the book "IBS Free At Last" and VSL#3 Junior to review.

If your child has an upset stomach a lot, you should probably ask your doctor about IBS. I know my daughter complained often of a stomach ache, stomach upset, and bloating and VSL #3 Junior really helps to soothe her upset stomach. There are many new ways to manage IBS in youth, including VSL#3 Junior, a new probiotic on the market! Check out VSL's kid-friendly recipes at: We especially enjoyed the Magic Peanut Butter Cookies!

We also enjoyed the book IBS Free At Last because it had a lot of tips and recipes, not just for those that suffer from IBS, but for ANYONE. The recipes were family friendly and were easy to follow and make!
MamaBreak received a product to review and share with our readers. We do not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experiences and opinions are our own. 
Want to win your OWN copy of "IBS Free At Last"? Enter below! 

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Choose Your Gadget Giveaway



Welcome To The Choose Your Gadget Giveaway

Organized by: Mom Powered Media. Co-hosted by the following amazing MPM Network Bloggers: Bay Area Mommy, My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life, A Medic's World and Barefoot In Bluejeans. is the easiest way to create giveaways on any Facebook page. Just simply create new giveaway here and Get thousands of new fans NOW! All giveaways are strongly promoted at
Do You Think Electronic Device Insurance Is Really Necessary?
Some analysts suggest that insurance such as for your smartphone is expensive and unnecessary. While consumer research strongly indicates that the popularity of such phones, and the ease of breaking them, makes insurance on the devices extremely important to consumers. In fact it indicates that 80 million cell phones of all varieties will be lost, stolen or damaged this year. Now that is a lot of money lost on your favorite electronic device.
Asurion Saves You from Mobile Mishaps. In fact a complete Asurion protection package, available through most wireless carriers, provides consumers with (1) Software that protects mobile data against the growing number of cell phone/smartphone threats and helps them locate a lost or stolen phone and (2) A replacement device, usually overnight, in the event a phone is lost, damaged (even water damaged) or stolen. Even better this piece of mind insurance costs a few dollars a month.
What device will you protect?

One lucky reader will receive the Smartphone or Tablet of their choice {up to $800 value}!

Giveaway ends November 21st at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Ace Hardware Black Friday 2013 Ad!

Another ad today! Woo hoo!!! This time from Ace Hardware!

CLICK HERE for the ad!!!

We are liking the Tool Bag Combo (page 3) for $7.99!!!

PlasmaCar Giveaway

How perfect would this look under your tree?
We reviewed the PlasmaCar HERE. And LOVED it!!!! This car MOVES on its own and both my 10 year old AND my 3 year old can operate it!

Want to win your own PlasmaCar in a random color? Enter Below!

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Mint Oreo Hot Cocoa

We love to warm up with a hot drink in the Fall and Winter! It was already snowing here once, so we can use all the hot drinks we can make! We found this recipe for a Mint Oreo Hot Cocoa over at A Farmer's Wife Rambles and LOVE it!

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip Recipe

Are planning a Halloween or Fall party? We love this Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip for cookies (we loved using the Nabisco plain wafer cookies). Thanks to ModernChristianHomemaker for providing us with such a quick and delicious treat!

Halloween Giveaway for Mom & Baby

Enter to win these fabulous prizes!!! Perfect for mom and baby!

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Halloween Treats Giveaway

 Who wants to win a HUGE giveaway with an assortment of prizes for your family??!!!??? Some of our favorite brands all together for one amazing giveaway!

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KinderFeets Balance Bike Giveaway

Looking for a fantastic prize to put under the tree this Christmas? We just entered in BargainHoundDailyDeal's giveaway to Win a KinderFeets Balance Bike!

Click the link above to enter!

VitaCost Review

We love the great prices at VitaCost and have enjoyed reviewing several items that were sent to us for review!

These Multivitamin Gummies for Kids come in assorted flavors, and are even shaped like animals! They were fun for my kids to take and also tasted great! At only $6.49 they are a STEAL!

We also love that they carry a full line of Bob's Red Mill. One of our favorite products was the Cinnamon Raisin Granola! It was the perfect snack for after work, and gave me tons of energy while being nutritious! The price is great at only $3.54 for a 12 oz bag!

MamaBreak received a product to review and share with our readers. We do not receive any other type of compensation. As always, our experiences and opinions are our own.  

Create Jigsaw Puzzle Review

We love puzzles in our family, and especially love unique puzzles! sent us our own personalized puzzle for review, and we think it makes a perfect gift!

The puzzle comes in a great box, with the photo of the puzzle on the front.

The puzzle itself is a mix of different sized pieces. This through us off a little at first, but my kids separated the puzzle pieces based on size amongst them, so it actually worked out well and made the puzzle even more unique!

With prices at just $17.99 for a traditional 295 piece puzzle, makes it affordable as well! The also offer a variety of shapes, and even offer magnetic puzzles!

MamaBreak received a puzzle to review here on the site! We did not receive any other kind of compensation. As always, our opinions and experiences are our own.

TerraCycle Review

Are you looking for that perfect gift for the eco-friendly person on your holiday list? TerraCycle makes a huge range of products ALL from recycled materials! We were thrilled to sample some of them for MamaBreak!

First, there is a bracelet from TerraCycle and Wakami. Not only is this bracelet made from recycled materials, but it is also made by artisans in Guatemala! What a very cool and very unique gift!

Our favorite item was this coin purse made from USPS mail bags! What a neat gift this would make for anyone that loves to get mail! My daughter thought it was the coolest small bag, and uses it right now for school supplies! It us durable, and a good size for so many different items!

They also have a range of gardening supplies and tools. This recycled plant caddy is perfect for  transporting a large bag of feritlizer or dirt! We have used ours for many things this summer!

They also have eco-friendly cleaners in TerraCycle bottles!

You can find a huge range of TerraCycle products at:

MamaBreak received items to review here on the site! We did not receive any other kind of compensation. As always, our opinions and experiences are our own. 

"Guess How Much I Love You" from Dionis Review

Are you looking for that perfect gift to complete a baby shower basket? We love baby showers, and love putting together personalized baskets for the new baby! This "Guess How Much I Love You"  shampoo and body wash that we received for review is adorable!

We paired this with the "Guess How Much I Love" book and a cute outfit and blanket for the perfect shower gift. Because it comes from Dinois Goat Milk, you know it will be safe and gentle! We have been using it for my youngest daughter and my son (both have sensitive skin), and it has worked out well. The kids love the bottle, as they know the story well.

You can check out the full like of Goat Milk products from Dionis at: 

MamaBreak received a soap to review here on the site! We did not receive any other kind of compensation. As always, our opinions and experiences are our own. 

Making Memories & Encouraging Kids from Hallmark Review and Giveaway

Well, school is off to start, and many of you are wondering where the start went! I know I am! I received a Making Memories & Encouraging Kids pack from Hallmark for review, and I am LOVING this set for my youngest, as this is her first year of preschool!

The set comes with this adorable scrapbook perfect for adding each your of school!

It also comes with this adorable chalkboard prop. This is perfect because it ensures you know which year went with which child!

The fun thing is, you can take these all year round, and show the different seasons as well (showing how they grew in that year).

How perfect are these pictures for Holiday Cards! You do not even need to tell people which grade they are in!

They set also comes with fun cards to bring cheer to your child's day throughout the school year.
The entire pack includes:
  • Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit: Capture a child’s first day of school in a creative way with the snap of a camera and Hallmark’s Pics ‘N’ Props School Days Activity Kit. The kit includes chalkboards and a frame to document the first day each year — from kindergarten to senior year! Add your photos to the included “My First Day!” photo album to create a lasting memory that can be admired throughout the years.
  •  SO SO Happy™ Greetings: Hallmark’s new line of SO SO Happy greetings help moms connect with their kids in a way they understand and appreciate. From Taco to Tribe, a variety of adorable characters inspire and celebrate positivity, acceptance and love — attributes especially important during the school year. Cards even include fun surprises for kids like shoelaces, key chains and more.
  • Kids Encouragement Greetings: Whether it’s a new social situation, a test, first game of the year or any day of the week, sometimes kids need a confidence boost. These cards feature kid-appropriate topics to help encourage the special kiddos in your life.
  •  Back-to-School Greetings: The newest back-to-school greetings feature furry friends to help you say “Go get ‘em!” to the kiddos in your life.
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