Win Something Wednesday!

Everybody loves a chance to win something for free, right?  Callie and I have been running a weekly Wednesday giveaway on a private parenting board for awhile now, and we recently decided to move it over here to the blog so that more of you lucky ducks have a chance to win.

This week, since we’re both in mega-crafting mode, we’re featuring an ADORABLE crayon craft pouch from My Sunshine Designs:

Trio of mini crayon roll ups

8-crayon roll up pouch

The winner will get to choose from either an 8-crayon roll up pouch or a trio of mini roll ups.  What a great way to keep crayons need and organized, especially when you’re on the go.  These are perfect for the bottom of your diaper bag or purse for quick access when you’re out at a restaurant and need a little kiddo distraction!  If you’d like a chance to win, here’s how:

  1. First, go to My Sunshine Designs on Facebook and ‘like’ the page.  Make sure to comment that you’re stopping by from Kristin and Callie’s blog We Don’t Need Sleep.
  2. Next, make sure you follow our blog! Click the link to the right of this post to sign up.
  3. Last, leave us a comment here on this post and tell us your favorite crayon craft for your or the kids.  We will pick a winner at random in 24 hours, so get to it!

Happy crafting!

Kristin and Callie

Raves and Reviews: Yummy Mummy Cookies

I am a dessert person.  I’ve been known to forego a meal entirely and skip right to the dessert.  For all of the fancy desserts I’m fond of, nothing beats a good old-fashioned cookie, am I right?  That’s why I was thrilled to find such great cookies at Yummymummycookies.com while on the hunt for lactation cookies.  I love to bake, so of course I tried my hand at the lactation cookie recipes you can find online.  They were okay, but didn’t hold a candle to these delicious snacks.  I also didn’t really have much time for baking with a newborn, so finding delicious and good for you cookies that would be delivered to my door seemed too good to be true.  I was weary at first, convinced they would arrive tasting like cardboard.  Boy, was I wrong!  The best part is, they are not just for nursing moms.  They are packed with great nutrients that any woman needs, especially postpartum or while chasing after little ones.  I seriously had to stop myself from eating more than 2 or 3 a day (to really savor every package, I tried to exhibit some portion control… fail).  My absolute favorites were the oatmeal dark chocolate chip pumpkin seed lactation cookies,but the roasted peanut butter and dark chocolate chip were a close second!

From yummymummycookies.com’s website

I’ve ordered probably half a dozen times already, and I really think they helped my supply issues that I had after dealing with mastitis multiple times.  Antibiotics really tanked my supply, and my little guy is insatiable as it is, so we really had to power through this issue and find a good way to make more milk.  Of course, drinking tons of water (at least 100oz a day!) and having a well-balanced diet is the best medicine for low supply, but a healthy mix of the right herbs and supplements has also been known to help, too.  Check out the Yummy Mummy page from their website on the benefits of the herbs they bake into their cookies here.

Customer service at Yummy Mummy Cookies has also been a pleasure; not once but twice I placed my order and forgot to specify which type of cookie I wanted.  A quick email straightened it out and got a real live personal response within hours.  Ami from Yummy Mummy Cookies also generously donated a sampler pack of her cookies for a contest on a parenting forum that Callie and I moderate- how nice was that?!

So long story short… Yummy Mummy Cookies gets a big thumbs up from me! Don’t hesitate to order from them if you’re looking for a good lactation cookie, or even just a good, healthy organic snack regardless of breastfeeding.  Yes, by the way… they’re totally fine for dads and kiddos too (but calling them “boobie cookies” kept my husband away from them and all for me!).

 

Edit:  Here is a review of Yummy Mummy Cookies from Melanie, the prize winner who received Ami’s sampler pack:

“I had a hard time not eating them all at once! I got peanut butter, chocolate chip with Pumpkin seed and lemon poppyseed… They were delicious, not too sweet, had some substance to them which made them filling! My favorite was the lemon poppyseed with the lemon icing on top. That might just be my favorite because it was the last one I ate. Luckily I was able to keep them away from my family and savor them all on my own. These are definitely going to be a present to the next nursing mom I send a care package to. They were awesome!”

Thanks for your review, Melanie!