Finding the positive this weekend

I noticed that around Thanksgiving (well, the entire month of November), a lot of friends were posting daily things on Facebook that they were thankful for. Quite a few bloggers were blogging the same. I had so much going on, that it wasn’t something I could keep up with. But I am thankful, even though I definitely have moments when I feel sorry for myself.

Friday was a mopey day for me. We had 5 days with J before he had to head back out of state. He’s attending Navy training and won’t be back until March. We can go visit him, but it’s a long drive or expensive flight. Either way, I have to save money before going, or it’s not going to happen. After he left, nothing got accomplished. I do think part of that was because I ran out of coffee. I’m such a caffeine addict!

Then Saturday morning, I woke up, shook off the funk, showered, dressed, got Jeremiah up, and headed to the car to run errands (uhmmmmm….buy coffee). And my car didn’t start. Let the stress begin. I found a random stranger in our parking lot who had cables and was willing to jump my car, which he did. Turns out my battery was bad, so I had to pay for a new one.

This morning, Baby J woke up at 5am with a cough and low fever that hasn’t gone down. I hate seeing my little one sick.

But you know what? My life really isn’t all that bad. So J’s gone for work…I’m thankful he has a job. I’m thankful he’s not deployed, so we actually have Skype and can “see” him daily. I’m thankful I have a car. I’m thankful it was an “easy” fix, and really not that expensive. And although Baby J’s sick, he’s not that sick. He’s not sobbing, and he’s eating fine, just a little clingy. Everything’s going to be okay. Whenever I start to throw a pity party, I try to remind myself that there are so many people worse off- people without jobs, people whose loved ones are seriously ill, people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and on the list goes. I am blessed.

It may not be November, but I’m still thankful.

So now, on a more practical note, what are your tips for keeping your toddler happy when he/she isn’t feeling well?

Don’t have a toddler? What are you thankful for?

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Giveaway: Holiday Tots, 12/1-12/20

Welcome to the Holiday Tots Giveaway Event

Hosted by Conservamom and VivaVeltoro

There will be 3 winners who will each win a great gift package for the tots in their life!

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Each winner will get one of the following packages!

The Snow Baby Gift Pack Includes:

Retail Value $617.72

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The Sugar Plum Fairy Gift Pack

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Retail Value $268.88

The Little Nutcracker Soldier Gift Pack

 

Retail Value $283.39

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So enter below for your chance to win one of these great gift packs! Make sure and stop by Conservamom everyday for a “spotlight” post where you can get extra entries for this giveaway!

Open to US only, ends on 12/20 at 11:59pm

Good Luck!

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Note- My Life: A Work in Progress is not responsible for fulfillment of prizes. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlet. If you have any questions or would like to see your business featured in the next big event please contact Conservamom.

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CLOSED Giveaway: 12 days of Christmas by Yummi Pouch, 12/1-12/24

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 1

Day 1 Gift Set
Child to Cherish – Santa’s Choice Red Wool Stocking and a Letter from Santa
RiNGLEY – Sun teether
Pura Stainless – 11oz Infant Bottle, 1 insulating sleeve, 2 Pack of XL Sip Spouts
Crane – Belly Glow Night Light
Yummi Pouch – Brights reusable food pouches
Retail value: $117

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 2

Day 2 Gift Set
milkdot – Popdots Go Pouch
Yummi Pouch – Brights reusable food pouches
Birds and Bees Teas – family immunity tin
thinksport – insulated sports bottle
Gibout Toys – set of 4 BigBlox
Simple Nature – Orange Smoothie lotion & shampoo
Retail value: $204

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 3

Day 3 Gift Set
Baby Elephant Ears
Bamboobies – Multi-pack Nursing Pads
Ubbi – diaper pail color of choice
Yummi Pouch – set of 6 reusable food pouches
Wristy Buddy – cow teether
Imagine Baby – The Shade (car seat not included)
Retail value: $200

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 4

Day 4 Gift Set
50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby
Greater than One Kids – Hold on Handles
ah goo baby – Ark changing pad
Yummi Pouch – Brights reusable food pouches
Yoomi – 8oz feeding system
Toofeze – teether
Retail value: $144

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 5

Day 5 Gift Set
Buggy Brites – Stroller LED Safety Light
Poopsies – Shobi peppy pink and white
Think Baby – feeding set
Yummi Pouch – set of 6 reusable food pouches
Wishy Life Buddies – book and plush set
Honeybee Child – SwingEase
Retail value: $183

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 6

Day 6 Gift Set
L’ovedbaby – $50 gift certificate
Pura Stainless – 11oz Infant Bottle, 1 insulating sleeve, and 2 Pack of XL Sip Spouts
Yummi Pouch – Brights reusable food pouches
Stroll Air – universal organizer
Green Toys – rocket
Avalisa – 18×18 I Love You Canvas Wall Art
Retail value: $250

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 7

Day 7 Gift Set
Oogaa – mealtime set and placemat
Organic Belly Bandit
Crane – Belly Glow Night Light
Yummi Pouch – Brights reusable food pouches
Tivoli Couture – Shag-e Blanket
Toofeze – teether
Retail value: $213

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 8

Day 8 Gift Set
Nuna USA – SENA crib in Navy
organicKidz – 9oz thermal baby bottle
Yummi Pouch – set of 6 reusable food pouches
Star Kids Products – Snack & Play Travel Tray
Babalu Baby – Bright Rainbow wooden rattle, adjustable suspenders and little sock monkey hat
LunchSkins – tote, sandwich sized baggie and two snack sized baggies
Retail value: $320

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 9

Day 9 Gift Set
PaigeLauren Baby – $50 gift certificate
Buttons Diapers – 3 diaper covers, 6 daytime inserts, 1 pack of cloth wipes
Yummi Pouch – Brights reusable food pouches
FunBites – triangle cutter + placemat
Babiators – Black Ops Black and Limelight Lime glasses
Retail value: $179

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 10

Day 10 Gift Set
aden + anais – New Beginnings gift set
Yummi Pouch – Brights reusable food pouches
MAM – Feed and Soothe gift set
Luca & Company – Funpod
Toofeze – teether
Retail value: $310

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 11

Day 11 Gift Set
Baby Mushroom – Snug Square Play Mat
lillebaby – organic COMPLETE baby carrier
Mixie – 8oz Bottle
Chewbeads – Stack and Play set
Apple Park – Picnic Pal Plush
Yummi Pouch – set of 6 reusable food pouches
Retail value: $360

12 days of Christmas giveaway - day 12

Day 12 Gift Set
organicKidz – 9oz thermal baby bottle
Combi USA – Cabria stroller in Manhattan
Belly Armor – radiation-shielding blanket
Buggy Brights – Stroller LED Safety Light
Svan – Duux Baby Projector
Yummi Pouch – Brights reusable food pouches
Retail value: $345

Twelve winners will be selected, one per day from December 13th to 24th.

Follow the social media pages of your favorite brands to enter this giveaway! Have fun and good luck!

Tip! You are not required to follow all the pages. Each page you follow is simply an additional giveaway entry. If you would like to follow many of the pages, we recommend entering over the course of several days and liking a maximum of 20 pages per day so facebook doesn’t flag your account for unusual activity.

This giveaway is open to the US.

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