Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sleeping through the bathroom break? Help for a Better Night

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I asked my boys if they would let me write a blog post about bedwetting. First Jay asked "what is a blog post?" I explained again how mommy writes on her computer and people actually read it. Then he said "YES!! It helps me to not go pee pee in my bed!" Sam didn't seem to care but he helped me take pictures. I know it doesn't take a lot to keep a 5 year old happy but it makes a big difference in our busy morning schedule. 

Isn't he a cutie? Granted, I did tell him to smile but he really is happy that his GoodNites® Disposable Underwear help keep him dry overnight.
I stopped by Fry's because there were some Girl Scouts selling cookies. The car turned into the parking lot all by itself, I swear! What is it about Thin Mints that make them so addictive? Anyway, we grabbed a couple groceries and then my boys reminded me that we were down to our last pair of SpiderMan bedtime undies. They were located just past the medicine in view of the Pharmacy. At our store the GoodNites® Disposable Underwear are up on the top shelf so my little guy needed some help to get them in the cart.

On the shelf, easy for the boys to grab and put on before bed.
It took a little longer for the boys to be fully potty trained. Having only one bathroom, a busy schedule and going between two households didn't help. We had our share of accidents but that is just part of the learning process. I didn't know that 1 in 6 children between the ages of 4-12 in the U.S. suffer from nocturnal enuresis (a.k.a. bedwetting.) Now that the boys are in school, they have graduated from pull-ups. GoodNites® Disposable Underwear are perfect for school-age kids that need a little help overnight. Besides Spiderman and Tinker Bell, they even have some that look just like real underwear. If you want to find more information, check out the Better Night Network. They even have a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoodNitesBrand 

They are even cuter when they are sleeping.
For my boys, getting ready for bed includes GoodNites® Disposable Underwear. They know that putting one on helps them keep their bed dry overnight. I always make sure that they use the toilet right before lights off, and I try to limit how much they drink for the hour before bedtime.  Wearing them gives them confidence and usually keeps my boys from having an accident. They really do help ALL of us have a better night.

As you can see, even mornings are good when we have a better night.  What are your tips and advice for dealing with bedwetting?

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Monday, February 16, 2015

#LowPriceMeals with Walmart Rollback

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It's always busy for a Single Mom with Twins so I'm making life easier in the kitchen with Banquet dinners and pot pies and Chef Boyardee. The rollback prices on frozen Banquet dinners and pot pies and Chef Boyardee cans makes it easy to save and spend less time in the kitchen. The rollback prices are just $0.80 for each frozen Banquet dinner and pot pie now through February 24, 2015 and $0.75 for each 14.5-15 oz can of Chef Boyardee February 9 - April 6, 2015. Tasty meals like Banquet salisbury steak and Chef Boyardee raviolis make dinner easy and delicious! Be sure to head to Walmart and stock up on this great deal while supplies last!
See the entire list of meals on rollback price:
Banquet Salisbury Steak 9.5 OZ
Chef Boyardee Beefaroni 15 OZ
Banquet Chicken Fingers 7.1 OZ
Chef Boyardee Lasagna 15 OZ
Banquet Chicken Fries 5 OZ
Chef Boyardee Mini Ravioli 15 OZ
Banquet Chicken Nugget Meal 6.75 OZ
Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli- 15 OZ
Banquet Boneless Pork Rib 10 OZ
Chef Boyardee Spaghetti W/Meatballs 14.5OZ
Banquet Spaghetti and Meatballs 9 OZ
Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli 15 OZ
Banquet Turkey Meal 9.25 OZ
Chef Boyardee Cheese Burger Mac 15 OZ
Banquet Sweet & Sour Chicken 8 OZ
Chef Boyardee Spaghetti with Jumbo Meatballs 14.5OZ
Banquet Macaroni and Cheese 8 OZ
Chef Boyardee Overstuffed Sausage Ravioli 15 OZ
Banquet Chicken Fried Steak 10 OZ
Chef Boyardee Overstuffed Ravioli 15 OZ
Banquet Meatloaf Meal 9.5 OZ
Chef Boyardee BIG Beefaroni 14.75Z
Banquet Chicken Fried Chicken Meal 10.1 OZ
Chef Boyardee Whole Grain Beefaroni 15 OZ
Banquet Swedish Meatballs 10.25 OZ
Chef Boyardee Whole Grain LASAGNA 15 OZ
Banquet Fish Stick Meal 7.3 OZ
Chef Boyardee Whole Grain ABC & 23 15 OZ
Banquet Cheesy Patty 7.1 OZ
Chef Boyardee Chicken Ravioli
Banquet Cheesy Rice Chicken w/ Broccoli 7 OZ
Chef Boyardee Chicken Alfredo
Banquet Beef Steak Meal 8 OZ
Chef Boyardee Spicy Beef Ravioli
Banquet Homestyle Patty 8 OZ
Chef Boyardee Extra SPICY Beef Ravioli
Banquet Pepperoni Pizza 6 OZ
Chef Boyardee Mini Ravioli & Meatball 15 OZ
Banquet LASAGNA 8 OZ
Chef Boyardee Chili Mac- 15 OZ
Banquet Fettucini Alfredo with Broccoli 7 OZ
Chef Boyardee Mini Shells and Meatballs 15 OZ
Banquet Fettucini Alfredo 8 OZ
Chef Boyardee Mini Spaghetti/MTBL 15 OZ
Banquet 3 Cheese Ziti 8.5 OZ
Chef Boyardee Cheese Ravioli 15 OZ
Banquet Cheesy Bacon Pot Pie 8.5 OZ
Chef Boyardee Mac & Cheese 15 OZ
Banquet Queso Macaroni 7 OZ
Chef Boyardee Mini Spaghetti and Meatballs15 OZ
Banquet Rigatoni 8 OZ
Chef Boyardee Mini ABC with Meatballs 15 OZ
Banquet Zesty Patty 8.5 OZ
Chef Boyardee Chicken Marinara
Banquet Southwest Patty 8 OZ
Chef Boyardee Chicken Penne
Banquet Chicken Sesame 8 OZ
While shopping at Walmart,
be sure to look for the Rollback signs
for Banquet in the freezer section and
Chef Boyardee in the Canned Food aisle!
Banquet Spaghetti & Chicken 7 OZ
Banquet Cheesy Macaroni with Beef 7 OZ
Banquet Chicken Marinara 6.5 OZ
Banquet Pasta Carbonara 8 OZ

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Shopper or Saver? #MaxYourTax

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Have you filed your tax return for 2014? I filed as soon as I had the W-2 in hand. I have already received my refund from the IRS. I took care of a couple big expenses but it still left me with a nice amount of fun money. Are you a Shopper or a Saver? I am most certainly a shopper. I have to work very hard at saving my money. 

A great way to save money is by spending less money on a mobile phone. We are always at our local Wal-Mart store and while my boys want to look at the toys, I like to check out the phones. Did you know that Walmart offers its own phone service?  Walmart Family Mobile has plans with unlimited talk, text and data/web. They have the lowest priced unlimited plans that I have found in town. #MaxYourTax by shopping for a new phone while saving on the monthly charges. The Walmart Family Mobile service is $29.88/month (for the first line) for Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan which includes up to 500MB of 4G LTE Data.

I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Avant for $149 but if you are looking to save even more money they ZTE Zinger is currently priced at only $19.84 on rollback from $39.88 original price.

Our biggest splurge this year is a trip to Disneyland for Spring Break. We have been counting down the days since Christmas. My new Samsung Galaxy Avant will be a great phone to use while on vacation. There are some great apps that will help us track the wait times for rides; and while we are waiting we can take pictures and upload collages to family and friends. I even found a great countdown widget that plainly tracks the days left until our trip. My boys love that they can see it with just a swipe across the screen.

There is a lot of saving and planning that goes into a trip to Disneyland. Thankfully I won't have to pinch my pennies to cover my mobile bill each month. The best part? This isn't your typical pre-paid service. WFM is a post-paid service which means you pay at the end of the billing cycle. Check it out yourself: http://walmart.com/cp/Family-Mobile/1076544

I have a feeling that this new phone will definitely be worth the money paid each month. My boys were happy to sneak it out of my room and take a ton of pictures. All I need to do now is teach them to get their whole face in the picture instead of just their nose! YUCK!