Spring Break Experiment Idea & Giveaway

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Spring Break Experiment & Giveaway

Finding new fun activities to do with the kids for spring break always seems to require some creativity. We typically plan at least one activity per day. A little getaway nearby, a movie day, museum, art, and then….. ? What about adding an activity that is fun but has a purpose? Our family really enjoyed this water purification experiment from P&G recently.

Clean Water P&G Water Purification Experiment

Purifying water with the P&G Purifier of Water packet is an incredible visual transformation that allows kids to learn in a fun setting about the importance of clean drinking water and giving back. This easy-to-do family activity transforms water right before your eyes. These packets are available for under $10 (including shipping!) to purify dirty water at home.

It’s a great experiment to try to see the action take place so quickly and the reasons why it’s important. According to WHO in 2014, 663 million people lacked access to an improved water source. P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water program has provided 9 billion liters of cleaner water and has goal of providing 15 billion liters of clean water by 2020.

It is such a great feeling to know that the time we spend with our kids can really give them a global view and teach them a new process at the same time. It’s a perfect hands on way to show how science and technology can help in solving global issues, and the importance of giving to those in need.


We want your family to share in this activity and have the opportunity to talk about why clean water is so vital around the globe.  We are giving FIVE readers the same experience we had with the P&G Purification of Water packet! To enter just leave a comment on this post telling me what activities your family is doing during Spring Break.

• No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of US & DC who are 18 years of age or older. Giveaway starts 03/09/2016 and ends 03/21/2016. Sponsored by The Motherhood with a P&G Purifier of Water packet. For the full list of rules, click here.

Make a $100 difference in your community! Enter to #win $100 visa gift card -ends 12/30 #LiveOnGiveOn #BakkenInvitation

Thank you to Medtronic for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to give back to my community!

We all want to make a difference in the communities that we live in. We also usually have an excuse for why we aren’t doing it right now. Often it’s a shortage of time or money. Sometimes it’s because we compare the things others are doing and think that what we would do wouldn’t make enough of an impact. It’s important to remember that we all have something valuable to give. Sometimes it is something tangible we give to others and other times it’s the way we inspire others that is the  greater gift.

Medtronic has selected 10 honorees from around the world, each of whom has overcome a life-changing medical challenge, such as heart disease, scoliosis or diabetes, and has realized the true brevity of life. These people had every excuse to give up, leave their troubles at the hospital and try to return to their lives before their crisis. But they didn’t. They realized that they have been granted a second opportunity to live each day to the fullest.  Each of these honorees has contributed their best lesson for overcoming excuses and giving back.


Embrace What’s Difficult – Samantha Peterson


One of the lessons that impacted me as I read through this was from Samantha Peterson. Her lesson, Embrace What’s Difficult, stuck out to me because so often we push away the things that don’t come easily to us. It is when we embrace difficulties that we become stronger people and inspire those around us. In the process we all become stronger.  You can read the stories behind all the honorees lessons here.

There are little ways we can all give back and make a difference, starting now. I have so many great friends with generous hearts and big ideas. I know some of you could do something amazing and Medtronic wants to help you. We are partnering to give one lucky reader $100 to make a difference in their community.  Wanna Win? Read on for details.

How do you give back to your community?

Just tell me in a comment below and win a $100 Visa gift card to give back in your community. You are free to use the money to benefit your community any way you choose. Enter now – Giveaway ends 12/30 11:59pm!
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Giving the Gift of Manhood & WIN Old Spice Prize Pack!

**disclosure: This post and giveaway were made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.**

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Old Spice is a tradition passed down from father to son and now to grandson. We’ve experienced this having a teenager and now a soon to be tween-age son always questioning if it is “deodorant day”. I have to say it is so different having sons that require “freshening up” versus  the sweet smelling days of babyhood. Whether our teen is coming from working out or just a long day of work, I am ever so thankful we passed down the love of good hygiene and Old Spice!

Seeing the boys grow up is definitely bittersweet for this mama. I know it makes them thrilled to get a gift of “Old Spice manhood”. I guess, it  is sort of a rite of passage as they grow up.  Mom and Dad typically have different emotions attached to this. Old Spice recognized that and found a way to put a humorous spin on it. Have you seen “DadSong” yet??? “Dadsong” humorously illustrates how moms and dads react differently when their sons start using Old Spice and officially enter manhood. This campaign was born out of a true insight with moms wanting their little boys to stay young forever and dads being proud and relieved when their sons grow up.

This holiday season, giving the gift of manhood couldn’t be easier with OldSpice Re-fresh Body Spray, featuring the brand’s innovative and first-in-category Re-fresh Technology, which eliminates the need for guys to overspray or reapply throughout the day. With Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray, “One Spray Lasts All Day.” This is especially important for those new to body spray or those teens who are trying to impress.

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GIVEAWAY & Coupon Savings

Old Spice has a great giveaway for one lucky reader and some great coupons to help everyone save!  In the spirit of the holiday season, Old Spice offered special savings on Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray in the P&G brandSaver® in newspapers across the U.S. on Sunday, Nov. 30, as well as for download on Coupons.com for redemption at retailers nationwide- Be sure to take those with you to maximize your holiday savings!


This is perfect for the young man in your life! Here are the awesome things that will be arriving in the “Old Spice Holiday Smellcome to Manhood” kit:

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· Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray – The gift that keeps on giving, one spray at a time. Be among the first to enjoy new Old Spice Timber – the best way to get that lumberjacky smell without working at a local tree lot.

· Old Spice T-Shirt – The manliest chest tattoo on the planet without the regret when you turn 60.

· Old Spice Branded Earbuds – Silence mom’s singing in the car. You’re welcome.

· Bear Paws Meat Tool – Cutlery your dad, his friend Dave and Uncle John will be impressed with when you’re given the reins to carve the holiday bird.

· Duct Tape – Fix anything on the planet, except holiday lights, where only half the strand works.

· Art of Manliness Book – Full of wisdom and New Year’s Resolutions.

· “Scent Responsibly” Instructions – Nothing will earn you grandma’s fruitcake faster than overspraying. Thanks to Old Spice Re-fresh technology – where one spray lasts all day – you can smell like a man and not a middle school locker room.

· Smellcome to Manhood Certificate – A made-up diploma for the inside of your locker or to add to your LinkedIn profile.

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Febreze Noseblind Challenge & Giveaway (Prize Pack + $60 AMEX gift card)

Febreze productsAs we are getting our home packed up and getting it ready for new owners, I am becoming acutely aware of how everything looks and even more importantly how it may SMELL to those visiting our home.

Do you smell what I smell? Or are you #Noseblind?

Did you know a vast majority of Americans are noseblind to the odors in their homes and cars? Noseblindness is the gradual acclimation to the smells of one’s home, car, or belongings, in which the affected does not notice them (even though their guests do).

Watch this quick video to see what I mean

Crazy to think about right? But it happens ALL the time. After a workout, making dinner, or pet odors we all just become accustomed to the odors in our homes.

Febreze sent us some items to test a Febreze Noseblind Challenge in our home. First we invited a few people over for a movie watching/packing party. Once everyone had arrived, I asked them to take a quick online survey about the smells when they first entered our home.

While they were doing that, I went into the kitchen to make some popcorn for our movie snack time. Nobody should watch a movie without some popcorn right?!

I brought out the popcorn and asked everyone to take another survey to gauge how much the smell had changed. The  popcorn smell had filled the air all the way from the kitchen to the living room, so I was pretty sure I already knew how the results would turn out.

While we enjoyed the popcorn, packing and movie time, I lit the Febreze Meadow & Rain candle for a little ambiance (and the real test of our Febreeze Noseblind Challenge). Febreze products contain a molecule known as Cyclodextrin that traps and eliminates the bad odors. This is so much better than other products that mask odors or make a strange “combo-smell” of old and new scents. 

febrezeFebreze has a wide product line of  “Noseblind” approved products for anytime you are having guests over. Because I loved them so much and Febreze believes your home should smell as great as mine, We are teaming up to offer you a Febreze #Noseblind Prize Pack that includes- 4 full size Febreze products and a $60 AMEX Gift Card!!

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You can find out about all the great products from Febreze by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine

American Girl Doll & Book Giveaway!! Ends 4/30

Our American Girl story began a little over a year ago, when our youngest daughter began saving to buy her first American girl doll.  It took a birthday and several weeks of chores but she did it. We drove to the American Girl Store at the Galleria to shop for a doll that looked just like her. She named her Lily. During our visit, we also made a stop at the American Girl Salon and got Lily’s ears pierced too! Kaitlyn was so proud of her accomplishment and has taken great care of her American Girl Doll every day since.
  American Girl Doll Lily

I have been so impressed with the quality of American Girl and the positive images that they promote for girls of all ages and interests.

American Girl characters past and present show girls today that they can do great things if they believe in themselves and each other. From a Native American girl living in the Northwest in 1764 to a contemporary girl whose passions inspire action, the characters in every story illustrate the power of determination, imagination, courage, and hope—the same spirit that inspires modern American girls.

I’ve teamed up with a few other great bloggers to giveaway an American Doll +Book to a lucky winner!

American Girl Doll Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive an American Girl Doll & Book

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8. Giveaway ends April 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck.
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this publication and are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@momtobedby8.com if you have any additional questions or comments.