Thomas and Friends Magazine Subscription


Today only, subscribe to Thomas & Friends Magazine for only $14.99 per year (53% off)! You can order up to 2 years at this price! Just enter coupon code MOTHERHOOD.

“Thomas & Friends is a Fun to Learn bi-monthly magazine for children 2-7. Each issue is filled with stories your children will love, a collectible poster you can hang on your wall, and a pull out workbook filled with activities like counting, matching, and reading. This magazine subscription features Thomas the Train and his friends like Sir Topham Hatt and Oliver.”

This offer expires on 10/2/13 at 11:59 PM EST.

MyPoints: Earn Points to Redeem for Gift Cards and Cash


If you aren’t familiar with it, you can earn gift cards and cash with MyPoints.  You earn points by doing certain tasks–like taking surveys, finding codes, and that sort of thing.  (It’s a little like Swagbucks.)

Also, this month you can earn up to 50 extra points each day with the Prize Pumpkin Promo.

Banana People: After-School Snack for Kids

Banana People:  This whimsical and delicious snack idea for kids will get their creative juices flowing.  What a creative recipe for those who like to cook with their kids!

Written by monthly contributor, Kristen, from Celebrate Every Day With Me.

Looking for a simple and fun after-school snack for kids?  Today, we’re skipping the granola bars and fruit snack pouches!  We’ll engage creativity and craftiness as we make Banana People.  Your kids will love designing their own little man and you’ll love the healthy options this snack can deliver.

Ready, mom?  It is as simple as gathering a few decorating options . . . (a.k.a raiding the pantry).  I had chocolate morsels, mini-marshmallows, grapes, walnuts, coconuts, pretzel sticks and the true hit, candy eyeballs which were left over from a party.

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I gave the kids cheese spreaders so that they could more easily spread the peanut butter onto the banana.  The kids loved it (and truthfully, so did I)!

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Decorate as much as you like.  And of course, the last step…Eat ‘em!

Banana People

 What kind of snacks do you like to serve?  

If you like the build-you-own kind of snack, check out my apple ring delights for another healthy snack option.  There is also a round-up of 5 Peanut Butter and Banana Recipes.


Kristen Summers-squareKristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.

Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve:  99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others.  On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.

FREE Shipping and 50% OFF at The Children’s Place (10/1 ONLY)

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The Children’s Place is offering free shipping today.  Plus, it looks like everything is 50% off!!

Free & Discounted eBooks: Glorious Ruin, Simply Decadent Brownies, One Thousand Gifts, and More

Here are today’s free and discounted eBooks.  Please note that prices may change.

Free eBooks:

glorious ruin

Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free

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Circle of Friends – 25 Pie, Crisp & Cobbler Recipes

baked chicago's

Baked Chicago’s Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook

Discount eBooks:

one thousand gifts

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are – $3.99

sticky faith

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids – $2.99

stuff christians like

Stuff Christians Like – $1.99

The Post About Blogging Where I Bare a Little of My Soul…

Today, I’m honored to be guest posting over at The Purposeful Mom for her series on blogging.


What's My Motivation in Blogging


“Three years ago I began blogging with the intent of sharing a few simple activities for kids with my friends. Little did I know that blogging would turn from a hobby into a full-fledged business! Along the way, I’ve learned a few lessons, and many of those Jenn has already shared so eloquently in her blogging series.

I was honored when she asked me to guest post, but I’ve struggled to pen these paragraphs to share with you today. I feel as though I am in the thick of this blogging “lesson” that I’m learning, and I don’t really have it all figured out–but I’m going to be real and honest with you and maybe we can figure it out together….”

Read the rest here.

New October Coupons

It’s a new month! I can’t believe it’s October already, but I’m looking forward to the cooler days!

Anyway, all of these coupons are new or reset today!

$1.00 off ONE Pantene Styler or Treatment product $1.00 off 2 M&M'S, TWIX, SNICKERS FUN SIZED Bags Buy 1 TWIX FUN SIZE Bars Bag Get 1 TWIX Cookie Bar Buy any two SNICKERS Bars and get one Free $1.00 off the purchase of any Jif Hazelnut Spread


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Save Up to 20% on Dance Outfits (Leotards, Tights and More)

dance gearMy daughter just started dance classes this year, so we’re on the lookout for leotards and tights right now. These could also double as a Halloween costume, too!

Save up to 20% on dance gear right now.

Choose from leotards, tights, tutus and shorts – for all ages.