Other Mothers Sale

Monday, March 27, 2017

Other Mothers, a children's consignment store, in Boise is having a huge Junior/Adult clothing sale:

  • $1 for items (Monday March 27)
  • .50 for items (Tuesday March 28)
  • .25 for items (Wednesday March 29)
What a great sale!

Other Mothers is located at 10422 W. Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, March 24, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 FREE Tostitos® Salsa (15.5 oz., any variety) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

.25 Sale at Other Mothers

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Other Mothers, a children's consignment store, in Boise is having a 25¢ sale on March 23rd, 24th and 25th from 10 am to 3 pm. The sale will include baby, kids and maternity clothes. 

Other Mothers is located at 10422 W. Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704.

Color Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Most days we have a "learning time" for my preschooler and toddler. One day I decided it would be fun to do a "Color Scavenger Hunt." I added a star shape in a word document and printed it out in different colors. I asked my kids to find one object around the house that matched the color on the paper. They had fun finding different objects and matching it to the color. We're probably going to play this again sometime and I might ask them to find a certain number of objects per color.

What fun things do you like to do with your kids to help them learn colors?

Dairy Queen Free Ice Cream Day

Monday, March 20, 2017

Today March 20, 2017, Dairy Queen is offering a free vanilla ice cream cone to customers to help bring in summer early. This offer is at all Dairy Queen locations (except mall locations). To find out more, click here.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, March 17, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 FREE Nissin Cup Noodles (2.25 oz., any variety (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

St. Patrick's Day Book Recommendations for Children

Thursday, March 16, 2017

I love getting holiday books for my kids to read. It helps them to understand the holiday and get them in the holiday spirit. Here are some of my recommendations for St. Patrick's Day:



St. Patrick's Day in the Morning shares the story of a boy, Jaime, who wants to be apart of the parade, but he's been told its too far to walk. He gets up early in the morning and does the whole parade route himself.










Curious George Discovers the Rainbow (Science Storybook) is one of my kids' favorite books.  We read it quite often. George happens to notice a leprechaun in Betsy's book. He's curious and wants to find one. When he sees a rainbow, George and Betsy take off to find the end of the rainbow leaving Steve lost in the woods. Bill finds Steve and they set off to find the man with the yellow hat to help them find George and Betsy. Will George and Betsy find a leprechaun and their way back home?



Ten Lucky Leprechauns is a leprechaun counting book from 1 to 10. It's a fun story that my kids enjoyed reading.

What are some of your favorite St. Patrick's Day Children's books?


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St. Patricks Day Kids Craft

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My kids wanted something fun and creative to do. We decided to make rainbows and clouds in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I cut out arches in different colors of construction paper and traced their hands in white paper. They had fun gluing on the arches and their hand prints.

What's a fun craft you like to do in honor of St. Patrick's Day?

A Fine Gentleman Review

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sarah Eden's A Fine Gentleman shares the story of Jason Jounquil, a barrister. Jason's known for his patience, exemplary barrister skills and as a refined and dignified gentleman. When he meets Mariposa Thornton he finds himself losing his dignity and professionalism as she continually ruffles his feathers. Her legal matter seems simple enough at first, but as it expands and unravels Jason finds himself trying to protect and help her at all costs.

I am a huge fan of Sarah Eden's books. I own a couple of my absolute favorites and I reread them multiple times a year:

My mother and mother-in-law also like Eden's books so I usually buy a book for Mother's Day or Christmas. I also usually highly recommend the books to my friends. When Sarah Eden mentioned on her Facebook Page that she was re-publishing A Fine Gentleman, I was so excited that I pre-ordered it on Amazon. I hardly ever pre-order anything. The previous publishing of A Fine Gentleman (Jounquil Book 5) has been sold out for a long time.  I was glad that I pre-ordered it. It's one of her books that I will probably reread again. I enjoyed the characters especially Jason and Mariposa. Mariposa and Jason's interactions at first reminded me of Gracie and George Burns. Mariposa delivered some humorous lines causing Jason to lose his calm. I loved how the story progressed and how the characters gradually changed and evolved. As the story progressed, the plot deepened and you find out more about who Mariposa is and why she acts the way she does. The story also shared some of the devastating effects of war - losing a home, family, and fearing for your life. If you haven't read Sarah Eden's books before, I suggest that you read them in order starting with The Kiss of a Stranger (Jounquil Book 1). Her books mention previous events and characters and it's better to know the references. To learn more about, A Fine Gentleman, click here.

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Other Mothers Closing

Monday, March 13, 2017

After 23 years, Other Mothers in Boise is closing. Starting today, Monday March 13th, Other Mothers will be offering 40% off their inventory. This is a great way to save on maternity, kids clothing, baby equipment, toys, books and more. If you have any credit use it now! They will no longer be taking any trade-ins.

40% beginning 3/13
50% beginning 3/20
60% beginning 3/27
70% beginning 4/3

Other Mothers Boise
10422 W Fairview Ave
Boise, ID 83704



40% beginning 3/13
50% beginning 3/20
60% beginning 3/27
70% beginning 4/3
40% beginning 3/13
50% beginning 3/20
60% beginning 3/27
70% beginning 4/3

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, March 10, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 FREE V8+Energy Single (12 fl. oz., any variety) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

5 Tips for Traveling with Young Children

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

As the weather becomes warmer, most families start making travel and vacation plans. Vacationing with young children can be challenging - they're bored, tired and don't like the mode of transportation to the vacation spot whether its a car, bus, train or plane. Here are some tips that have helped our family:

1. For long car rides, we pick up young kid friendly books on tape. I don't have to worry about my kids having too much screen time, it entertains them and helps with their listening skills. Some of our favorite books on tape have been:

2. Whether you are traveling in a car, bus, train or airplane, it's always helpful to have snacks and water on hand for kids. It's hard to travel when you're thirsty and hungry. I like things that don't get too messy traveling like:
  • Applesauce Pouches
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Bananas
  • Grapes (if your kids are old enough to eat them or preslice them) 
  • Pre-sliced and peeled Cucumbers 
  • Pre-sliced Peppers
It's also great to have empty water bottles that you can refill easily as needed.


3. We also like to have travel friendly toys like:
I love the Melissa and Doug "On the Go" Activities. My son loves them too. He enjoys doing them even when we're not traveling. They are also fairly inexpensive. Our favorite Melissa and Doug "On the Go" product is the Water Wow! books that aren't messy and are easy to use anywhere. He has three of them and we use them a lot. You can keep the "water pens" empty while you're going through security at the airport and fill them up again at a water fountain. They don't seem to leak and the pad dries quickly. We also like their color reveal books.

4. We also like to bring thin-paperback books for kids. The paperback books are easier to pack than board books. My kids like to listen to the stories on an airplane or flip through the pictures when they're on a road trip. We usually have a few Curious George books and some other fun books to read.

5. When our kids are restless traveling in the car, we sometimes sing fun kids songs. They like fun songs with actions: "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," "Old MacDonald had a Farm" and "The Wheels on the Bus."

What are some of your fun tips?


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Free Organic Balance

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How would you like to try a FREE Organic Balance?  If you go here and fill out a survey, you can
submit your information to get a coupon for a free Organic Balance mailed to your home.

Things to Do in Boise for March

Monday, March 6, 2017

It's not quite Spring in Boise, but there are still plenty of things to do. Are you looking for things to do in Boise? Here's a listing of some of the events happening in Boise for March:

  • March 8, 2017 - Spring Easy Stargazing from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Library! Hilcrest. Click here for more information.  
  • March 10, 2017 - Julian Sands in a Celebration of Harold Pinter: doors open starting at 6:45 at the Morrison Center. FREE. Click here for more information.
  • March 11, 2017 - The 12 Steps of Fiction Writers Anonymous from 12 -1 pm at the Library at Cole & Ustick.Click here for more information.
  • March 12, 2017 - FREE SKATE with CenturyLink and Steelheads from 1-3 pm at the CenturyLink Arena. Steelhead coaches and players will skate on the ice with fans and sign autographs. Fans who bring in a canned food item to donate will receive tickets to the Steelhead's March 15th Home Game. Please click here for more information.
  • March 15, 2017 - A Midsummer Night's Dream from 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Main Library. Click here for more information. 
  • March 15, 2017 - Author Brandon Mull will sign copies of Dragonwatch:A Fablehaven Adventure at the Barnes Noble on 1315 N Milwaukee St. starting at 6 pm. Click here for more information.
  • March 18, 2017 - St. Patrick's Day Fun Run at 9:30 am at the Julia Davis Park. Click here to register.
  • March 23, 2017 - Author Visit: Kazu Kibuishi from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Main Library.
    Click here for more information.
  • March 23, 2017 - Puppets: April Showers from 2 pm at the Main Library for ages 2-5. Click here for more information.
  • March 25, 2017 - Deseret Windsong Flute Choir Concert from 1-2 pm at the Cole & Ustick Library. Click here for more information.
If you have a family-friendly activity in the Boise area that you would like posted, please feel free to contact me.

IHOP National Pancake Day

Monday, March 6, 2017

On March 7th IHOP from 7am to 7pm (select locations will go until 10 pm), will offer a FREE short stack of pancakes to customers. In return, they ask that a donation be made to one of their charitable partners to help raise money for children battling critical illnesses. To find out more, click here.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, March 3, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 FREE Chips Ahoy! Thins (7 oz., any variety) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

March Giveaways to Enter (low to moderate entry)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog giveaways I've entered and found online. Check back often to see if I have posted more giveaways. I try and post them as I find them.

If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me. If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.


Chuck E Cheese Gift Card (ends March 2, 2017)
Pfzier Prize Pack (ends March 2, 2017) 
$25 Applebees Gift Card (ends March 5, 2017)
Wonderful Halos Gift Basket (ends March 6, 2017
$25 Applebees Gift Card (ends March 7, 2017) 
$25 Dick Sporting Goods Gift Card (ends March 7, 2017)
$50 Diapers.com Gift Card (ends March 7, 2017)
3- Hello Fresh Meals (ends March 8, 2017)
2 Baby Lit Books (ends March 8, 2017)
Moana HD Digital Movie (ends March 9, 2017)
$100 Amazon Gift Card (ends March 10, 2017) 
$250 Whole Foods Gift Card (ends March 10, 2017)
$50 Diapers.com Gift Card (ends March 11, 2017)
Breakfast Hero 3-pack (ends March 14, 2017) 
Quinny Moodd Stroller (ends March 14, 2017)
Blaze and the Monster Machines DVD and Paw Patrol DVD and Book (ends March 14, 2017)
$50 Tea Collection Gift Card (ends March 14, 2017) 
4 Hush Products from SoCozy (ends March 16, 2017) 
1 16 oz Barleans Flax Oil and Forti-Flax (ends March 16, 2017)
Mickey and the Roadster Racers (ends March 17, 2017)
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends March 17, 2017)
Stoneyfield Baby Prize (ends March 18, 2017) 
Timeless Romance: Annette Lyon Collection (ends March 18, 2017)
Moana Digital Copy (ends March 19, 2017)
New Mom Essentials (ends March 19, 2017)
Full House Necklace (ends March 20, 2017) 
$100 Petit Pehr Gift Card (ends March 21, 2017)
Sweet Basil Cookbook (ends March 22, 2017)
$200 to Sears (ends March 22, 2017)
$25 Applebees Gift Code (ends March 23, 2017)
Disney's Moana (ends March 23, 2017)
Pampers Coupons (ends March 24, 2017) 
Chalkola Markers (ends March 24, 2017)
Month's worth of Little Potato Creamer Potato Products (ends March 24, 2017) 
$50 Kroger Gift Card (ends March 28, 2017)
6-Month Hulu Subscription (ends March 31, 2017) 
Mickey and the Roadster Racers (ends March 31, 2017)
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