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As you know, the stem cells in cord blood have transformative potential and have been used to treat over 30,000 patients worldwide. It’s been shown that using a higher number of stem cells in a transplant leads to better engraftment and survival. Did you know that you can preserve significantly MORE of your baby’s stem cells by adding placenta blood banking to your cord blood collection?

Banking the most stem cells can be critical and only through banking both cord and placenta blood do you have this opportunity. Numerous studies published in top medical journals have shown that transplanting more stem cells significantly increases success and transplant survival rates. In fact, customers who bank placenta blood in addition to cord blood with LifebankUSA preserve 60%-70% more CD34+ stem cells – the cells that are the most important for rebuilding diseased blood with healthy blood.

Only LifebankUSA has the proprietary technology to offer placenta blood banking with cord blood banking to expectant parents. We are also the only company in the world to release placenta stem cell units for transplant.

Your child is being born into a world of extraordinary possibilities that include the enormous potential of stem cell banking. Make the most of this once-in-a- lifetime opportunity by choosing LifebankUSA and add placenta blood banking to your cord blood collection, for a very real, proven layer of protection for you and your family.

(For more information please visit www.lifebankusa.com and www.facebook.com/LifebankUSA.)

Giveaway: To enter to win one of the 3 Graco Carseats they are giving away, you can enter here. Hurry, the contest runs until May 29. Good luck!

**Giveaway has ended**

Our winner is Leslie Lundeen. Congratulations!

Thirty-One Gifts was founded just over 10 years ago. The company prides itself on giving women an opportunity to own their own their business, while being rooted in a faith based mission. The company features a variety of affordable bags and accessories in attractive prints.

Items range from purses and wallets to totes and thermal bags. They also feature a large line of home storage options. There is literally something for everyone in your family, and for every room in your home.

Purchase
By visiting Jenny Hillenburg’s site, you can easily browse the available styles and shop from the most recent catalog. The easy-to-navigate website allows you to compare item sizes, prints and personalization options.

Customer Specials
All personalization is currently 50% off until April 30. This awesome option allows you to label, monogram or put an icon on your favorite Thirty-One product for less. You can check out all of the available fonts, icons and thread colors here.

Host a Party
If you’d like to host a party, you can do so virtually or in your home. Hosting a party allows you to qualify for additional hostess bonuses depending on the revenue your party brings in. you can earn both free and half-price items for yourself. It’s easy!

Hostess Exclusives
The more products you sell, the more credit you get to use toward any Thirty-One product(s). The company offers specialized, unique products that are available only to hostesses. Currently, there is a backpack and beauty bag that are unavailable to typical customers, only available to hostesses.

Join My Team
If you’re looking for an opportunity to run your own business on your own timeline and terms, Thirty-One could be for you! Just $99 gets you started with a kit and you choose how often you want to have parties. You’ll earn 25 percent commission on all sales. Learn more here.

Win!
Love what you’re seeing from Thirty-One?!? Register to win this awesome prize package valued at $174! It includes everything seen in this picture. A Daring Abby tote, wallet and strap along with a fashionable umbrella. All you have to do is fill out a simple form! The giveaway closes at midnight EST on April 16, 2015 and then a winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

 

As you know, the stem cells in cord blood have transformative potential and have been used to treat over 30,000 patients worldwide. It’s been shown that using a higher number of stem cells in a transplant  leads to better engraftment and survival. Did you know that you can preserve significantly MORE of your baby’s stem cells by adding placenta blood banking to your cord blood collection?

Banking the most stem cells can be critical and only through banking both cord and placenta blood do  you have this opportunity. Numerous studies published in top medical journals have shown that transplanting more stem cells significantly increases success and transplant survival rates. In fact, customers who bank placenta blood in addition to cord blood with LifebankUSA preserve 60%-70%  more CD34+ stem cells – the cells that are the most important for rebuilding diseased blood with healthy blood.

Only LifebankUSA has the proprietary technology to offer placenta blood banking with cord blood banking to expectant parents. We are also the only company in the world to release placenta stem cell units for transplant.

Your child is being born into a world of extraordinary possibilities that include the enormous potential of stem cell banking. Make the most of this once-in-a- lifetime opportunity by choosing LifebankUSA and add placenta blood banking to your cord blood collection, for a very real, proven layer of protection for you and your family.

LifeBankUSA is giving away 3 Uniden Lullaboo Video Baby Monitors ($105 value each) in a random drawing from entrants in this Facebook contest. The contest is currently live. You can see it here: http://bit.ly/1xzFuEw

Have you ever tried Schwan’s Home Service? Did you know that they offer much more than just ice cream? I was recently contacted by one of the company’s reps, Jennifer, and offered a trial of their products. I jumped at the chance. I’ve had their ice cream many times, but hadn’t had a lot of experience with their meals. As a busy parent (can you relate?!?!), I’m all for options that make meal time easier and less stressful!

Jennifer sent me two types of stuffed chicken breasts, a hearty baked ziti meal, corn, fruit and ice cream. All the items she sent were more than enough to make three complete meals for my family of five. The order total (with $10 off for being a new customer) was just over $46. If the five of us go out to dinner, we usually spend $40. I thought the pricing was very reasonable, considering the amount and quality of the food. Schwan’s has more than 350 items to choose from, so there is a lot of variety to add to your weekly meal planning.

All of the food was delicious, and we enjoyed everything we tried. The Italian Stuffed Chicken Breasts were probably the family favorite. The frozen corn is great too; I highly recommend it. The bag is large and can last several meal times. It’s very fresh and easy to just warm in the microwave. All of the meals I prepared were easy. I thawed the chicken and tossed it in the oven, while I went about helping with homework, getting ready for evening activities, etc. The pasta went right into the oven frozen and came out great.

Schwan’s will deliver right to your home, for a low $1.75 delivery fee. It is very convenient. They have easy, online ordering and an app option too. They have convenient freezer bags as an option too, if you aren’t home or available during normal delivery times. No memberships or minimum orders are required; simply order products on an as needed basis. If you do order online, you can earn 5 percent reward points.

There literally is something for everyone. The business has been around since 1952 and really caters to the busy, health-conscious parent. They feature USDA Choice grass fed beef, free range, hormone free chicken and fruits and vegetables that are flash frozen at the peak of freshness. There are no GMOs or pesticides.

Everything I’ve tried is great and I’m definitely planning to order more! If you’d like to give it a try, Jennifer has graciously offered coupon codes for new customers.  Use JENE2 to save $5 off $25 or $10 off $50, or use JENE15 to save $15 off $75. You can also enter to win a $25 gift certificate simply by liking Jennifer’s Facebook Page, and then commenting here that you did so! Earn an extra entry if you mention what you’d try first from her site! {Contest ends Oct. 10, 2014} Good luck!

** I did recieve free product in order to write this review; however all opinions are my own.

There’s only one opportunity to save your baby’s stem cells for the future…

As an expectant parent, your baby’s health means everything. Right now, he or she is protected in the womb and will soon enter the world. There is a lot to think about and prepare for, but a

n invaluable step you can take when your child is born is to preserve his/her stem-cell rich cord and placenta blood The ability of stem cells to save lives via cord blood banking has proven successful for replacing abnormal or diseased cells, and treating life-threatening blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.In fact, since 1988 stem cell transplants have been used to treat some 80 diseases.

Through cord blood banking, you can collect and preserve potentially lifesaving stem cells, and doing so could one day save the life of your child or a blood relative. You can bank even more stem cells by collecting them from 2 usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This service is called Placental and Cord Blood Banking, and it’s available only from LifebankUSA. Whether you choose Placental and Cord Blood Banking or Cord Blood Banking alone, there are many important reasons to choose LifebankUSA.  

Right now, LifeBankUSA is hosting a contest on their Facebook page. They are giving away not one, but three Britax Marathon car seats! Visit their page and see how you can enter!

ABOUT LIFEBANKUSA

As the only company that offers cord blood, placenta blood and tissue banking — and the first to release placenta-derived stem cells for a successful transplant — New Jersey-based LifebankUSA is a technological leader that is pioneering key medical innovations in the field.  Owned by the Celgene Corporation, a world-class biopharmaceutical company, LifebankUSA also operates a robust donation program and collects cells from anywhere in the US for use primarily in advancing medical research.

 

 

I’m so excited to be able to put some Market Mommy swag up for grabs! Thanks to WhoopTee Custom Tees, I’m giving away three t-shirts to my loyal fans! Yay!

Do you want to sport a Market Mommy t-shirt to the gym, to the grocery or even around home as you take care of the kids? Then, definitely register here!

If you have your own business, or support a special cause, you might be interested in the services WhoopTee offers. You can design your own shirts that are completely custom and unique. This is the perfect option for you and your team when you’re attending a tradeshow or other event!

WhoopTee prides themselves on quality product. They post this guarantee on their website:

We do everything in our power to make sure that each order meets our high standards of Quality, Competitive Pricing, and Quick Delivery Time – this is the WhoopTee Guarantee.

We strive for nothing but great customer experiences at WhoopTee, so if your order arrives and it’s incorrect or late, we’ll work with you to make it right. Your buying experience is our top priority, and the WhoopTee Guarantee means that your satisfaction is paramount to our success.”

Enter our giveaway and you’ll have the opportunity to wear their products and test them out first hand! Plus, we’d love to have you touting Market Mommy!

I’ve shown a couple color options here; but you can also choose a royal blue, or deep teal shirt!

WhoopTee doesn’t just offer t-shirts. They have a wide selection of apparel for adults and kids. You can visit WhoopTee online, find them on Facebook or tweet with them on Twitter!

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Are you interested in winning a gift certificate to N-fini Shapewear? We have a $75 gift to give away!

Here is what their website says about their brand:

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At MGI Graphics, Inc. we devote ourselves to the design and production of superior quality apparel. Our concepts are the most contemporary in the seamless industry and each creation is designed and produced under our roof. Everything from the thread to the finished garment is therefore manufactured in the USA.

We skimp on nothing that will compromise the quality of the product lines or the promise to provide beautiful and effective products to our clientele. We are proud of our reputation for fabricating essential wardrobe components that offer style and comfort. We consistently research alternative techniques and refine combinations based on current trends and the input from our clients.

Our commitment to excellence has helped men and women feel and look spectacular. We provide the wearer of our products an entirely new experience.

How can you win?

Follow the instructions below and enter via the Rafflecopter entry form.

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When I was asked to review a book about birth, I quickly jumped at the chance! A bit of a birth junkie myself; I’m intrigued by the birth process and the stories of those that experience natural childbirth. In her book, Tracey Rose details her journey from being fearful about birth, to her completely painless natural childbirth using hypnosis.

While I haven’t experienced a painless birth, or used hypnosis, I’ve read quite a bit about the subject and completely believe it’s possible. Rose talks a lot about her education process and how she learned the risks of cesarean sections, induction and medicated birth. I too went down this path of self-education. Unfortunately, my own journey came after an unnecessary c-section.

The results were somewhat similar though. Like Rose, I came to realize I wanted the most healthy and best birth experience possible for not only me, but my baby. I share Rose’s opinion that the best is the most natural. She lists the many side effects and risks associated with surgical and medicated birth. This is great because many moms, especially first-time moms aren’t aware of the potential complications.

Rose admits in her book that medical intervention is sometimes necessary, and she’s grateful that it’s available when needed. I share those sentiments. However, birth is a natural, physiological process that a woman’s body is designed for. One of my favorite quotes that Rose uses in the book is:

“I think one of the best things we could do would be to help women/parents/families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it’s always been there, they just needed to tap into it.”

John H. Kennell, MD

In the book, Rose details her experience with childbirth education classes and how she was able to prepare mentally and physically for the labor and births. She acknowledges the strong role that emotion and fear play and the process of eliminating these fears and fully embracing the emotion.

For example, when using hypnosis for birth, different words are used. Contractions become surges and pushing becomes breathing the baby down. The different word choices help the mother envision a peaceful experience rather than one filled with pain.

Rose gave birth in Australia, so I think there are some minimal differences between the hospitals and medical systems here in the US. Rose depicts her story extremely well. The possibility of a painless birth excites me. Although I don’t expect to have any more children, the book has definitely inspired me to further research hypnosis if I did. If you don’t believe that a painless childbirth is possible, I encourage you to get Rose’s book and learn about the method first-hand. You won’t regret it. Knowledge is power!

The book will be released next week, {you can purchase it here} but I do have one free copy to giveaway! If you’d like to win it, comment here with tell me why! To earn extra entries, like Market Mommy on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, like Natural Childbirth World on Facebook or follow TraceyRoseLive on Twitter. Please leave a comment {including contact information} for each completed task. The giveaway will end on Thursday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m. EST and we’ll draw a winner via random.org.

I was contacted earlier this spring to review an awesome Camp Pack from Lovable Labels. The pack included:

  • 15 Sticker Labels
  • 40 Slimline Labels
  • 12 Shoe Labels
  • 72 Press n’ Stick Clothing DOTS™
  • 2 Mini-Metal Tags {two 4” silver ball chains incld}
  • 12 Square Labels

And, I was able to choose which design I thought my daughter would most enjoy. I was very impressed when the pack arrived. It seemed like A LOT of stuff! Between school, the babysitter’s house, gymnastics, swim class, tee-ball, my kids are in a lot of activities and take a lot of stuff a lot of places. So, this was perfect!

Now, I can label all of my daughter’s belongings, with cute tags! I am especially excited about the clothing dots and shoe labels. She really loved the mini-metal tags, which are perfect for her backpack. The labels are all high-quality and really stay put.

This product is valued at $44.95 before taxes and shipping and seems to be worth every penny, to me. My daughter is already asking to label all of her kindergarten supplies for next fall!

In addition to providing me with a pack to review, Lovable Labels has graciously allowed me to giveaway a Camp Pack to one lucky Market Mommy winner!

Good luck, here are the official rules::

There will be 1 {one} winner of this giveaway. The giveaway will officially end on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST, just in time for camp season! The winner will be chosen by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected. This giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.

To enter, go to the Lovable Labels website and leave us a comment here telling us which of their amazing products is your favorite! After you comment here, you can earn extra entries! {Please leave a separate comment for each, including contact information!}

  1. Like Market Mommy on Facebook
  2. Like Loveable Labels on Facebook
  3. Follow Market Mommy on Twitter
  4. Follow Loveable Labels on Twitter
  5. Tweet this for daily extra entries: WIN a Camp Pack from @mylovablelabels and @marketmommy The #giveaway is here http://tinyurl.com/7j5p7pe
     Sign up for the Market Mommy rss feed
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  * I did receive a free camp pack from Lovable Labels in order to write this review. However all opinions contained in this post are my own.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to highlight some awesome mom entrepreneurs! Check out these fabulous women and their great businesses, then be sure to enter our giveaway below! We’ll be giving one lucky momma a $100 Amazon card! AND, Mimi and Moi has graciously donated a beautiful 3-photo charm bracelet, valued at $115! Two awesome prizes and plenty of ways to enter!

Moms must have great tools and techniques to effectively manage a household and, as a Clever Container Consultant, Lisa Taylor is making it happen! Lisa dons scrubs by day and loads up Clever Containers by night, all while keeping her faith, her kids, and her husband her top priorities.

Home is where the heart is! If you must work, work from home.
Work with a Team of Moms. No Selling, No Inventory, No Parties, NO RISK!
Safe, Simple, and Solid Home Business. Have more time freedom and create financial security.

You can have the best of both worlds!

A gift that will keep on giving Mother’s Day and beyond!  Photo charm jewelry is very special due to the personalizing process. I get to know my customers a bit more, and the recipient forever has a cherished keepsake designed especially for her.

Good Luck!

The giveaway will end at midnight on May 14 and the winner will be chosen via random.org.

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