September 9, 2014

Fall Fashion For All #Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Fall Fashion for All Giveaway Hop, 
hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

What better way to celebrate the upcoming Fall season than with a Fall Fashion Giveaway Hop!? A group of your favorite bloggers have come together to offer the best Fall Fashion Giveaways for the entire family - so be sure to hop around to them all below my giveaway. Don't forget about the amazing Grand Prize - a $200 Gift Certificate to Mimi and Maggie! (More about that in a minute)

But first:  my giveaway!  Here at Momma Without a Clue, I'm offering one of you a $25 Walmart Gift Card for you to be able to pick out your own fashion favorites. USA, LLC

When it comes to little ones, I love buying their clothing staples at Walmart.  They grow so fast that it just makes sense to me to save as much as possible on those mix-and-match pieces that make so many different outfits.

September 7, 2014

Dishwashing Made Easy with Cascade

That's right, I was lucky enough to be chosen by Cascade and Double Duty Divas to host an awesome house party showing off just how great Cascade Platinum Pacs work.

Unfortunately, not many people showed up to my first party since it was a little last minute.  Those who did show up were super-impressed with the homemade Mac N' Cheese that I made from the provided recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman.

My mom immediately picked up the pan after the mac n' cheese was served and was about to rinse it when I stopped her. The creamy, starchy mess inside the pot was tickling her OCD, but I loaded it straight into the dishwasher.  Same with the brownie pan from the night before.

Everyone was arguing with me that the dishwasher would never get those clean, when I let them know that they've been washing their dishes wrong.

With Cascade Platinum, you can skip the pre-wash, and here's why:  the enzymes attach to grease and other food particles to thoroughly clean your dishes and leave a sparkling shine.  If there's no food soil to attach to, then your detergent isn't working its hardest for you!

To properly load your dishwasher, simply scrape the larger chunks of food into the trash and arrange them into the dishwasher.  Don't worry about the food left on the dishes damaging your machine or pipes.  Most dishwashers have a built-in garbage disposal just like the one in your sink that keeps your pipes from getting clogged!

September 4, 2014

Overcoming #MomRage

No one has willpower like a mother.  The amount of restraint it takes to keep from slugging your kid in the face when they spit a loogie on your glasses?  The sheer godliness that is used when your pre-teen rolls their eyes at you and ignores everything you just said to them?

Last weekend was a long rough one around here.  My step-daughter's ADHD was in full swing as she ignored everything I told her and antagonized her little brother, who would then turn around and make his baby sister cry.  I was screamed at, hit, bitten, and argued with.  Messes were made and never cleaned up, eyes were rolled in my direction, and there was constant fighting between the kids.

I can honestly say that I understand why child abuse is so common.  No child should ever be in pain, especially not by the hands of those who are supposed to be protecting them, but I cannot claim to have never had the thought of picking up my three year old while he's kicking his little sister and chucking him into a wall.

I hate having these thoughts.  Daydreaming about locking your kid in a closet?  Fantasizing about scenes from Flowers in the Attic?  It doesn't seem right.  But Moms - if you have these thoughts, I am here to tell you, it is completely natural.

August 25, 2014

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

Welcome to the foodie fantastic KitchenAid Artisan Sweepstakes. Stop by and say hello to our lovely host blogs: Mom to Bed by 8Everything MommyhoodOur Piece of EarthImperfect WomenMomma Without a Cluethe Crazy Nuts MomKelly's Lucky YouJack of all trades, Master of MomKaley DaviesKatie Talks AboutA Day In The Life Of Mrs. GlassEnter Here CanadaBugs and BeansHappy MotheringDo.Food.Better.My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free LifePet Coupon SavingsHealthy Disney FamilyJust JeanaeSimply BubblyMoms of FaithI Like It Frantic{i love} my disorganized life

This attractively styled KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer is reason enough for you to get busy in the kitchen. With a powerful 325 watt motor, it can handle any task you put to it. Includes:
  • Flat beater
  • Dough hook
  • Wire whip
  • Pouring shield
  • 5-quart, polished stainless steel bowl
  • 325-watt motor

One winner will receive a KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer.

Giveaway ends September 25th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact [email protected] if you have any additional questions or comments.

August 18, 2014

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Welcome to the

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Sponsored by: Failing Perfect, Dibsies Personalization Station, Zazzle, Fundanoodle, and Educational Insights


Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect

Co-hosted by: Here We Go Again, Ready?, Intelligent Domestications, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Peace and Chaos, and The More The Merrier

 I can't believe it's that time of year again! It's time to get those kids ready to go back to school. It seems like just yesterday when we were looking forward to the start of summer. Because we love our readers - and their kids - we want to help you get ready for back-to-school by helping one lucky reader get the year started with a bang. That is why we teamed up with our blogger friends and a few generous sponsors to bring you the chance to win this fantastic giveaway! One winner is going to receive a prize package worth over $430! This giveaway includes something for everyone in the family from preschoolers through college students. Here is what is included:
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet, Wifi, 16 GB  & $100 Target Gift Card from Failing Perfect (Retail Value: $269.00)
  • Personalized Lunch Box & Personalized Backpack from Dibsies Personalization Station (Retail Value: $78.00)
  • $50 Zazzle Gift Code from Zazzle
  • Hot Dots Laugh It Up! Math Vocabulary Cards for grades 1-3, Hot Dots Reading Informational Text for grades 4-6, Hot Dots Pen, & GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope for ages 3+ from Educational Insights(Retail Value: $79.95)
  • The winner's choice of one activity kit:  I Can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace!, I Can Pound!, I Can Build Uppercase! or I Can Build Lowercase! from Fundanoodle (Retail Value: $32.99)