Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hobo Mama Giveaway: Knickernappies Stackable Menstrual Pad Set from Fluff Envy $11 {4.19; Worldwide} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for the winner announcement. Thank you all for entering!

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.
Green Your Period. logo for Hobo Mama


GREEN YOUR PERIOD special event: We are featuring a series of reusable menstrual products for review and giveaway. Go green, no matter what time of the month!

Knickernappies Stackable Menstrual pads one insert

Knickernappies and Fluff Envy are offering my readers a giveaway of a Stackable Menstrual Pad Set! This Knickernappies cloth pad set is made of a waterproof fleece shell with two absorbent microfiber and velour liners, and is a reusable, eco-friendly solution to your period.

Knickernappies sent me the same microfiber set plus two extra pad liners for review. I had been using a reusable menstrual cup but with disposable pads and pantyliners as backup, and I was eager to try out greener cloth options.

Knickernappies innovations

Knickernappies Stackable Menstrual padsI love the idea of the Stackable Mama Pads. They're a unique 3-in-1 system that will fit absorbency needs from pantiliner to regular pad to heavy flow. That way, you can adjust the absorbency throughout your menstrual cycle without having to buy several different pad sizes.

My favorite aspect of the stackable design is that you can reuse the shell throughout the day as long as it doesn't get soiled, just swapping out the pad liners as you need them replaced. That means you need only a few shells for your whole cycle, and you can buy extra pads (liners) separately.

One smaller liner works well for light flow. One larger liner is comparable to a standard pad. Snapping on both liners at the same time provides coverage for heavy flow.

The shells and liners are consistently the same sizes so any future shells or liners you buy will fit any other set.

The outer shell is very thin, waterproof fleece. The larger pads are made from microfiber, hemp, and cotton/poly velour (76% combed cotton/24% polyester — the polyester is used on the backside as a stabilizer). The smaller pads are microfiber and velour. The soft velour sits against the skin, and the workhorse microfiber is highly absorbent.

The shell with the pad(s) snaps up into a little bundle so you can toss it in a bag or even your pocket (it would be a little bulky there, though!) and take it with you. I doubt anyone would know what it was (unless they actually did know what it was — in which case, they'd just be applauding you for being so dang cool and environmental).

My experiences

Knickernappies Stackable Menstrual pad set laid out
Knickernappies set laid out: small pad, large pad, shell. Everything snaps together, and the wings snap under your undies.

Monday, March 21, 2011

TWO WINNERS: SafetyTat Temporary ID Tattoos for child safety

SafetyTat safety temporary tattoos write-on phone number on arm


A big congratulations to the winners of the SafetyTat Temporary ID Tattoos giveaway — #27 & #61!


Christina Fletcher & 1955nurse



Christina F. says:
"These would be amazing for our son when we head over to England this summer. I’ve been wondering what to do for the air travel. These would be perfect."

1955nurse says:
"I learned that over 2,000 kids are lost EVERY day!!! (That's a frightening statistic!)

"I would use them on our Grandson on outings. Also his Mom could use them on trips to the store, etc. (Just in case...) Great product, wonderful giveaway!!!"

Random.org winner #27 for SafetyTat giveaway Random.org winner #61 for SafetyTat giveaway


SafetyTat safety temporary tattoos logo posingThis was a joint giveaway with Natural Parents Network, so entries were combined and two winners drawn. Randomly, one winner won from each site.

The SafetyTat Quick Stick Write-On! tattoos from SafetyTat temporary tattoos are a sticker-like tattoo on which you can write your phone number. It can be easily applied to your children's arm, and it will stay on for at least 2 weeks — that way, if your children get separated from you (heaven forfend), they don't have to remember or be able to say their phone number; it will be printed right there to be seen by a helpful adult.

If you were not the lucky winners, you can purchase SafetyTat temporary tattoos directly from the SafetyTat.com website or from the list of local, online, and international retailers.

AND, just for our readers, SafetyTat is offering a coupon code!
Get a 10% discount off any order of $15 or more from the SafetyTat website by entering code HoboMama2 (case sensitive). Coupon is good through March 28, so use it now!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

FOUR WINNERS: Sacred Rose Organic Herbal Tea

Sacred Rose Tea boxes stackedA big congratulations to the winners of the Sacred Rose Organic Herbal Tea giveaway of Morning Blossom tea — #18, #88, #126, & #214!


Jessica, Shannon, Sarah, & ElizaBeth



Jessica says:
"I'd like to try Inner Peace. I learned that Herbal Teas are ancient holistic remedies utilized by our ancestress lineage."

Shannon says:
"I would love to try Mother Earth Zest."

Sarah says:
"I would love to also try the Inner Peace tea."

ElizaBeth says:
"Dreamtime sound wonderful to me, I’d love any help I can get to have a restful night sleep."

Random.org winner #18 for Sacred Rose Tea giveaway Random.org winner #88 for Sacred Rose Tea giveaway Random.org winner #126 for Sacred Rose Tea giveaway Random.org winner #214 for Sacred Rose Tea giveaway


This was a joint giveaway with Natural Parents Network, so entries were combined and four winners drawn. Randomly, two winners won from each site.

Sacred Rose offers high-quality, organic, herbal, loose-leaf tea, including the delicious Morning Blossom awarded to our winners. The teas are gorgeous, boxed in chocolate brown with satiny pink bows. Inside, the mixes are clearly top-notch, loose-leaf herbal teas, with identifiable and appetizing dried plants and leaves and a delicious natural fragrance.

Sacred Rose Tea open box of Morning Blossom
Open box of loose-leaf tea, sealed for freshness


Morning Blossom is "an invigorating blend of peppermint, spearmint, rose, ginger and alfalfa that encourages motivation and joyful experiences. On the physical level Morning Blossom assists the respiratory system and metaphysically it opens the Heart Chakra to a reciprocal balance of giving and receiving self, romantic and planetary love."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Giveaway ends TOMORROW = low entries & 2 winners! SafetyTat Temporary ID Tattoos {3.16; US/Can}

SafetyTat safety temporary tattoos write-on phone number on arm


SafetyTat temporary tattoos is offering TWO of my readers a giveaway of a sample pack of the SafetyTat Quick Stick Write-On! temporary tattoos (the packet to the left in the picture below).

SafetyTat safety temporary tattoos product packs


I was intrigued by the benefits SafetyTat tattoos provides when traveling or attending a busy place with your child. The SafetyTat Quick Stick Write-On! tattoos are a temporary sticker-like tattoo on which you can write your phone number. It can be easily applied to your children's arm or hand, and it will stay on for up to 2 weeks — that way, if your children get separated from you (heaven forfend), they don't have to remember or be able to say their phone number; it will be printed right there to be seen by a helpful adult.

I envision these being a safety measure for pre-verbal children, or children and others with special needs who might have difficulty recalling or conveying a phone number. You could also write a message about allergies or medical conditions. I'd love to have one of these SafetyTats on Mikko as we were going through an airport, sightseeing in a busy city, or visiting a theme park, children's museum, zoo, or similar crowded attraction. They would be an extra layer of protection before sending your child off on a field trip or camping excursion. It could even make things less stressful during a day of errands or shopping, particularly if you have a child who loves to run off.

Giveaway ends TODAY = low entries & 4 winners! Sacred Rose Organic Herbal Tea $18 {3.15; US/Can}

Sacred Rose Tea boxes stackedSacred Rose sent me a selection of their hand-blended, organic herbal teas for review, and they're offering to give away a box of their exquisite Morning Blossom herbal tea to FOUR winners!

These teas are gorgeous. Just look at them all boxed up in chocolate brown with satiny pink bows.

Inside, the mixes are clearly top-notch, loose-leaf herbal teas, with identifiable and appetizing dried plants and leaves and a delicious natural fragrance.

  • Morning Blossom:
    "an invigorating blend of peppermint, spearmint, rose, ginger and alfalfa that encourages motivation and joyful experiences. On the physical level Morning Blossom assists the respiratory system and metaphysically it opens the Heart Chakra to a reciprocal balance of giving and receiving self, romantic and planetary love."
    This is the kind you could win, and I'm so excited about that! I wasn't joking when I called it exquisite. I really love this tea! This has two types of mint plus ginger, and even though I'm not usually a fan of either, I think it's absolutely delicious. It even has miniature rosebuds in it, which makes it adorably pretty and would make it a good gift tea. (Think ahead to Mother's Day, weddings, and baby showers, for instance!) I like a lot of teas, but I had three all-time favorites — and now I have four.

Sacred Rose Tea open box of Morning Blossom
Open box of loose-leaf tea, sealed for freshness

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hobo Mama Giveaway: GladRags cloth menstrual pad 3-pack $44 {3.31; US/Can} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. View the winner here. Thank you all for entering!

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.
Green Your Period. logo for Hobo Mama


GREEN YOUR PERIOD special event: We are featuring a series of reusable menstrual products for review and giveaway. Go green, no matter what time of the month!

GladRags cloth menstrual pads assortment of pantyliner day pad and overnight padGladRags is offering my readers a giveaway of a sampler 3-pack of cloth menstrual pads: pantyliner, day pad, and overnight pad! GladRags are made of soft, absorbent cotton and are a reusable, eco-friendly solution to your period.

GladRags sent me the same sampler 3-pack for review. I had been using The DivaCup but disposable pads and pantyliners as backup, and I was eager to try out cloth alternatives.

Switching to cloth

I'm honestly not sure what took me so long. I cloth diapered my son and preferred cloth training pants for him as well — the times we used disposables on trips or in preschool, I had always been struck by how much less comfortable they were, and how they made him more prone to irritation since they were less breathable. But it took me awhile to make the leap to the idea that cloth for myself might be more comfortable, too!

WINNER: The DivaCup reusable menstrual cup

DivaCup menstrual cup and bag lying down

A big congratulations to the winner of The DivaCup menstrual cup giveaway — #257!


Tandy and Jeff



Tandy and Jeff say:
"I want a DivaCup cuz it would be sooo nice to not have to buy tampons all the time! I already use cloth pads, but much prefer not having to feel it. That and I worry about the safety of tampons and their long-term effects. Much less waste! Better for everybody!"

Random.org winner #257 for DivaCup giveawayThis was a joint giveaway with Natural Parents Network, so entries were combined and one winner drawn. Tandy and Jeff entered at Hobo Mama Reviews.

The DivaCup is an innovative, eco-friendly solution to your period. Made from 100% silicone and worn internally, it's a convenient, comfortable and reliable alternative to tampons and pads.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

$5, $10, & $35 off cloth diapers at Kelly's Closet + FREE one-size diaper!

Here are the March deals at Kelly's Closet on quality cloth diapers for your baby or toddler:

Take $5 off an order of $35 or more with code MARCHFIVE
Take $10 off an order of $100 or more with code MARCHTEN
Take $35 off an order of $250 or more with code MARCH35

These coupons can expire at any time, so shop today!

And, get a free diaper with purchase:
bumGenius one size cloth diapers

Free one-size diaper with $59 purchase
(guaranteed value of $17 or more)
with code LUCKYDIPE

One-Size Cloth Diapers are an excellent cloth diaper choice designed to fit most babies from birth to potty training — very economical!

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Giveaway ends TODAY = low entries! Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion $18 {3.3, US/Can}

skin-md-lotionSkin MD Natural is offering readers at Natural Parents Network a giveaway of a full-size bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion, an $18 value.

From Charlie, our reviewer:

I wish I could capture, in photos, the tight feeling of dry skin. Or even just capture the itchiness. And then I would capture the relief from both. This review would be over if I could do that.

[W]ithin a week, I felt less tightness and less itching. For those who know the uncomfortable tightness and the irritating itching, I don’t need any more words than that.