#Spon: #SickJustGotReal – Beat Cold & Flu Season with Pfizer Pediatric Products @Target #Giveaway

sampleDisclaimer: The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.


Cold and flu season in our house is a nightmare. With 8 kids, they pass germs like crazy! Playdates, school, birthday parties, church activities, even trips to the park and the grocery store expose the kids to more germs than I even want to think about. So, naturally, someone ends up sick. Then, just as one gets better, two more get sick. It’s a viscous cycle that we can’t ever seem to beat.

Thankfully, we can stock up on Pfizer Pediatric products at Target when Sick Gets Real in our house. They help us be prepared for fevers, coughs, and colds that come our way and want to linger in my kids.


If Sick just got real.™ for your family, there are so many different solutions to help tackle the worst of symptoms, like Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, and/or Children’s Dimetapp®:

  • Infants’ and Children’s Advil® provide unsurpassed fever and pain relief(1) , and contain ibuprofen, the medicine pediatricians use most for their own kids’ fevers(2) (for ages 6 months -11 years)
  • Children’s Robitussin® provides soothing action and cough control with some formulations lasting up to 8 hours (for ages 6-12 years)
  • Children’s Dimetapp® provides great-tasting cold-fighting power and is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for children’s cough & cold symptoms(3) (for ages 6+)

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and to use as directed

Please take a few moments to check out the following links and learn more about the Pfizer Pediatric Platform products to help your little ones when Sick Gets Real at your house:

There’s no way around it. Kids get sick. It just happens, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. While there’s no way to keep the sickness from coming on, you can make your little ones more comfortable. So, if Sick Just Got Real at your house, head to Target and stock up on the Pfizer products listed above.


To help you stock up on all the things you need to keep your little ones comfortable this cold season, I’m giving away a Pfizer Pediatric Platform package to one lucky reader! Here’s what you’ll get:


  • A product bundle including each of the Pfizer Pediatric Platform products (Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, Children’s Dimetapp®)
  • A $50 Target gift card to purchase additional Pfizer Pediatric Platform products at Target to get your family through cough, cold, and flu season

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1 Among OTC pain relievers.

2 Based on a survey of doctors.

3 Source: 2015-16 Pharmacy Times and U.S. News & World Report.

#IC #Ad: #WaterWipes – Amazingly Pure Baby Wipes Now at @Target @WaterWipesUSA

sampleDisclaimer: This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

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I have two little ones still in diapers, and both of them have extremely sensitive skin. Carly’s skin is so tender that I can only use certain diapers and I have to be extra careful about the type of wipes I use. I used to make my own baby wipes, but that is time consuming and sometimes difficult – especially when you have 8 children and all that entails!

And then I heard about WaterWipes. I had to know more! A wipe that is chemical free and made of 99.9% water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract? I had to know more. I had to try these wipes for myself.

I also love any excuse for a Target run as well, so I hopped in the car and headed to my favorite store to pick up some WaterWipes.

When I got to my local Target store, I knew I was heading right for the baby section. I made a few stops along the way, grabbing a few other items I knew I needed – and some that I didn’t really need – and then finally found myself in the aisle with the baby wipes. 😉 The WaterWipes were easy to find. At my store, they were up on the top shelf and easy to spot. I grabbed a couple of 60 count packs, and a few more “necessities,” and then I headed back home.

waterwipes display

I wanted to be sure I used the WaterWipes for several days so that I could truly test them out, especially on Carly’s ultra sensitive skin. I am pleased to tell you that they worked *great!* If I try to use a “normal” baby wipe on Carly, she would scream loud enough for the neighbors to hear. (And we don’t even have neighbors right now!) But, with WaterWipes, it was like wiping her bottom with straight water. The cloths are soft but strong. They clean effectively, and wipe off gunk easily, but without any irritation at all. So wonderful!

They are fantastic for Sawyer’s sensitive skin as well. Even though his isn’t quite as bad as Carly’s, it’s still quite sensitive. Not to mention all the urologists visits and issues we’ve had with him that have required chemical free wipes. The WaterWipes are perfect for on-the-go and at home diaper changes for Sawyer. (And he doesn’t wince when I come at his runny nose with a WaterWipe either!)


There are a few things that you need to know about WaterWipes:

  • Because WaterWipes are chemical free, there are no preservatives. One package will still be good for up to 15 months before it is opened. Once you’ve opened the package, WaterWipes recommends you use that package within 1 month.
  • WaterWipes are not interfolded like other wipe brands. This keeps the inside of the package a sterile environment. Because of that very reason, WaterWipes recommends you do not move the wipes into any other type of container.

If you have a new baby, a little one with sensitive skin, or if your little one has trouble with diaper rashes, I would highly recommend you try out WaterWipes. I have been so happy with our results after using them, and I will continue to keep a large stash in our home.

Use this link to find a WaterWipes retailer near you now!

Also be sure to connect with WaterWipes in the following ways:

Want a chance to win a $100 Target Gift Card? Now through December 4th, Influence Central is hosting a contest for WaterWipes, and that’s the prize! Enter below by choosing a social media sharing option from the social media amplification tool. It’s so easy!

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*I-C will randomly select 1 winner from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes.

Thank you, WaterWipes, for making such a great product. And, thank you, Target, for putting them on your shelves so I can get them any time I need them! I am so thankful to have found these wipes, and I know Carly and Sawyer are too!

#MC #Sponsored: #MovingMoments with @Huggies Little Movers

sampleDisclaimer: I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Huggies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Carly and her Huggies

My Carly is definitely a little mover. There’s not much that slows her down. Ever since she started walking (running!), she has been in to and on top of everything she can get near.

Because of this, we need a diaper that can keep up with her. One that stays put and doesn’t move when she’s running around.

carly_littlemoverThanks to Mom Central, Huggies, and Target, I had the chance to try out the new and improved Huggies Little Movers. Because our nearest Target is about 2 hours away, (and, yes, I know that’s so sad. Take pity on me!), I decided to order my Huggies Little Movers through Target.com. They were super easy to find and put in my cart. Then, Target shipped them almost immediately, and I had them on my doorstep within just a couple of days of placing my order. Couldn’t ask for better service!

I have to say, I really love the changes Huggies has made to their Little Movers diapers. They now have new Double Grip Strips which are soft, durable Velcro strips on both the front and sides of the diaper panel. They also have a SungFit waistband that stretches to fit her perfectly. And the inside features an enhanced soft pad for extra comfort on her little bum. Now I know Carly’s diaper is on safe and secure, and they won’t move when she’s moving. I have tried other diapers in the past that will get into her little butt crack when she’s moving around. Then, she does her duty in her diaper, and before I know it, I’ve got a HUGE mess on my hands. So far, these Huggies have been great at keeping Carly dry, happy, and mess free all day long.

Another feature I love are the new graphics and designs. Come on! Who doesn’t love a little Mickey Mouse on their behind? Doesn’t she look cute?!


Carly has quickly gone from being the baby of the family to being a big girl. When she first became mobile, she was pretty lazy. She’d crawl here and there, but never had a strong desire to get anywhere very fast. Then, all of a sudden, she discovered that she could bear crawl. (She’d walk on the bottoms of her feet and the palms of her hands.) Once she figured out how to do that, she flew everywhere she went. Her little bear crawl could move her across the room at lightning speed! It was adorable. Now, she’s walking upright on just her feet. Only, she doesn’t walk… she runs. Everywhere. I can’t turn my back on her for a second, because if I do, she’s standing on the coffee table or jumping in the recliner. She’s like a little monkey!

While it tears at my heartstrings that she’s growing up so quickly, I love that her Huggies Little Movers keep her dry and happy no matter how fast she may be moving.

I also want to be sure to let you know about an amazing sweepstakes Target is running. You get the chance to win a year’s supply of Huggies Little Movers diapers! (Imagine how much that could save you!!) They want to celebrate your little one’s moving moments. To enter, visit https://www.moments.huggies.com/Coupon?coupon=target and upload a picture or video of your baby’s best moves. (You will need to create a Huggies account or log into your existing account.) Once you enter, you’ll automatically receive a $2.00 Huggies coupon redeemable at Target and you’ll be entered to win a year’s supply of Huggies diapers. But you have to hurry! Your chance to enter will disappear after June 8th, so don’t delay! Head over and enter today! Then, print off your coupon and head to Target and pick up a pack of new Huggies Little Movers. Your little one will be glad you did!


Stock Up on Monster Cereals @Target #Giveaway #Sponsored #MyBlogSpark

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It is my favorite time of year: Fall. And with October, comes the re-release of General Mills’ Monster Cereals. Cereals like Franken Berry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula that make the start to each morning just a little bit sweeter.

I have a weakness for these cereals – especially when it comes to Boo Berry. In fact, for this spark, I received 3 boxes of monster cereals: Boo Berry, Frute Brute, and Yummy Mummy. The first thing I did was take a permanent marker and write, “This is MOM’S. DO NOT TOUCH” across the front of the box of Boo Berry cereal. 🙂 If I’m going to enjoy a bowl of cereal now and then, I don’t want to open the box only to discover the kids have left me less than half a bowl. I want to enjoy it!

Before this spark, I had never heard of Frute Brute, but wow! My kids loved it! Even my husband has declared it his favorite of the monster cereals.

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Right now at Target, you can get these exclusive retro packaging designs of Monster Cereals, and you can also get the Monster Bash Magazine. (The Monster Bash Magazine is full of recipes, tips and tricks for pulling off the spookiest, creepiest, and most fun Halloween ever!) The best part? The Monster Bash Magazine is FREE when you purchase three boxes of Monster cereals in a single shopping trip. (Valid 10/1/13 – 10/31/13.)

Also, you MUST check out General Mills’ Grocery Savvy website. It is full of recipes, promotions, products, coupons, and so much more. Plus, you can join the Insider’s Club and be the first to know about General Mills promotions exclusively at Target, and you can enter for a chance to win Grocery Savvy sweepstakes prizes. Right now the website is decked out in a fantastic Halloween theme, and I promise it will be a fun way to spend a few minutes. Head over there now!

Monster Cereals Giveaway

Want the chance to win 3 free boxes of Monster cereals and a $25 Target Gift Card? MyBlogSpark and General Mills have given me a prize pack to give away to one of my fantastic readers! To enter, just use the rafflecopter gadget below.

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There are Monsters in my Cereal! #MyBlogSpark {Ends 10/18}

There are many things in life that make me smile. After all, I am a mom to 6, and most days are spent in laughter. (Kids say the funniest things!) Another thing that makes me smile is finding something that takes me back to my childhood. One such item (or items, in this case) are the Monster Cereals from General Mills.

When I was a kid, a bowl of Boo Berry cereal could mend any broken heart and fix any boo boo. Really. My dad’s favorite was Count Chocula, and everyone loved Franken Berry. These cereals were always on hand in our house, and they were always the perfect pick-me-up.

So imagine my absolute delight when I found out General Mills was bringing back their Big G Monster Cereals for a limited time! Each of the 3 cereals (Boo Berry, Franken Berry, and Count Chocula) will be available at Target, as well as other retailers nationwide.

I think it’s important parents know that each serving of these cereals has no cholesterol or saturated fat. They also provide a good source of calcium, whole grain, and nine essential vitamins and minerals. We can proudly serve our kids the same cereal we enjoyed as kids, and not have to worry about the “junk” that might be in there.

For this review, MyBlogSpark sent me a box of each cereal as well as a $20 Target gift card. This was one of my favorite reviews ever. 🙂 Not only did I get to enjoy some of my favorite cereals and share them with my children, but I also got to do some shopping at my favorite store – Target! 🙂 (Note all the smiley faces? I really liked this review.)

The Big G Monster cereals were a hit with my entire crew. And I love how much they loved them. As far as the Target gift card? Well, that was put to good use ordering birthday presents for my soon-to-be 4 year old.

I encourage my readers to connect with General Mills and Target in the following ways:

You can make this Halloween extra spooktacular with Big G Monster cereals. Hurry to your local Target store and stock up on them before they’re all gobbled up!

If you’re feeling lucky, enter to win a Big G & Target Monster Cereal Prize Pack here on Blessed Beyond Words! You’ll get 3 boxes of Big G Monster Cereals and a $20 Target Gift Card. Enter using the rafflecopter gadget below.

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Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have all been provided by General Mills and Target through MyBlogSpark.


Get Back to School at Target with General Mills & Crayola {Ends 9/13} #MyBlogSpark

There’s lots of talk everywhere about Back to School! I can’t log into Facebook without seeing dozens and dozens of pictures of friends’ kids that are heading back to school and starting the new year.

My favorite place to stock up on Back to School items is Target. They have everything I need – for all 4 of the kids in school this year – in one place. No making 20 trips to different stores. I can get school supplies, book bags, shoes, clothes, and even food for lunches all at my local Target.

During the month of August, Target is making Back to School even easier:

  • Save up to $5 on Crayola products when you purchase specially marked Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Big G Cereal, and Pillsbury Toaster Strudel.
  • Purchase specially marked Crayola 64 count crayons and save on General Mills products.
  • Find a fun Crayola coloring activity on participating Big G cereal boxes.

I also want to encourage you to check out www.GrocerySavvy.com. There you’ll find coupons for more of your back to school needs, recipes, and even a special 2012 “Grocery Savvy Crayola Back to School” Sweepstakes where you could win one of 700 Crayola 8-count Washable Dry Erase Crayons or one of 20 Crayola Zany Play Edition Dry-Erase Activity Centers.

For this spark, MyBlogSpark sent me a Back to School pack that contained a $20 Target Gift Card, A Box of Cheerios, and an 8-count pack of Crayola Dry Erase markers.

The $20 Target Gift card immediately went to my oldest daughter to help her purchase all the items she needed for back to school. (And, thanks to Target’s great prices on back to school supplies, that $20 went a long way!) Parker and Gage devoured the box of Cheerios, and we all love the Crayola Dry Erase Crayons. They’re great for keeping the family organized on our dry erase calendar.

Be sure to check out the following websites for more information, coupons, and more!

Want to win a Back to School prize pack of your own featuring a $20 Target GC, a Box of Cheerios, and Crayola Dry Erase Crayons? Use the Rafflecopter gadget below to enter.

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Have a Big Honkin’ Summer with Target

I love summer. The kids are off school, we can play outside, and there’s no rush to get into bed for the school the next day.

My favorite place to get the items we need to make the most of our summer is Target. From toys to games, craft supplies to food, Target has everything we need to have a “Big Honkin’ Summer.”

For this post, Target sent us a great big goodie box full of items perfect for summer fun. The box contained the following items:

  • Lemonade Stand Sign
  • Lemonade Stand Banner
  • Lemonade Stand Money Box
  • Lemonade Stand Juice Container
  • Lemonade Stand Ice Bucket
  • Giant Badminton Set
  • Toy Golf Club with Balls
  • Kid Made Modern Board Book Kit
  • Kid Made Modern Printed Tape Set

We have had SO much fun with the items in this package this summer!

The thing we cannot get enough of is the Giant Badminton Set. We can easily spend hours outside playing Badminton with each other. It’s such a great way to pass the time.

Lucy’s favorite item was the Lemonade Stand set up. She LOVES setting up the stand and “selling” lemonade to her brothers:

Parker’s favorite part is the golf set. It’s a hoot to watch him try to hit that teeny tiny ball with all his might:

Zander loved making his very own book. He made sure every detail was just perfect before he showed it off to me:

Ashley and I worked together to create a duct tape purse. That was the most fun I have had in a long time! It turned out great, and Lucy just loves it. She can’t wait to show it off at church this weekend!

Target works hard to make sure you can make every day moments more memorable.

If you head to your local Target store, you’ll find giant beach balls, sand buckets, and sunglasses that will help direct you to all the colorful summer merchandise Target has to offer.

Can get to the store? Check out the Target’s kids catalog where you can find all of these products and more for summer:

  • Kid Made Modern Printed Tape Set – $6.99
  • Kid Made Modern Board Book Kit  – $14.99
  • Toy Golf Club with Ball Set – $2.99
  • Giant Badminton Set – $7.99
  • Lemonade Stand Banner – $2.00
  • Lemonade Stand Money Box – $3.00
  • Lemonade Stand Sign – $4.00
  • Lemonade Stand Juice Container – $6.00
  • Lemonade Stand Ice Bucket – $6.00

Also be sure to check out the Target Facebook Page for lots of fun. Be sure to check out the “Summer-izer” app that will let you and your kids add “Big Honkin’ Summer” icons to pictures. Then, you can share those pictures online or you can send them to be printed at a local Target Photo Center.

Thank you, Target, for going above and beyond to make summer so much fun for my family. I love the time we can spend together playing and creating with these items.

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Target and received products to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.