Diaper Deals Week of 9/30

Check out the diaper deals that SavingwithShellie shared this week.

CVS

Huggies Big Pack Diapers, Pull Ups or GoodNites – $18.99
$2/1 Huggies Diapers coupon 
$2/1 Pull Ups coupon 
$2/1 GoodNites coupon
Final Price: $16.99

(3) Pampers Diapers – $8.99
(3) $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers coupon
Earn $5 ECBs WYB $20 (Limit 2)
Final Price: $17.47 for 3 ($5.82 each)

Walgreens

(2) Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers – $2/18
(2) $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers coupon
Earn $3 Register Rewards WYB 2
Final Price: $12 for 2 ($6 each)

TOMS: 10% off Sitewide + Free Shipping

TOMS DealsSave 10% sitewide at TOMS.com with the code TOMSFA10P through 10/6. This is the first sitewide percent-off promotion that TOMS has ever offered! Check out these Metallic Linen Women’s Classic Flats drop from $54 to $48.60, the only discounted price we could find. Even better, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a person in need for every pair bought. There is no sales tax (except CA).

Biscoff Stuffed Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Biscoff Stuffed Pumpkin Mini Muffins are coated with cinnamon sugar and perfect for fall! From HandletheHeat.com

Biscoff Stuffed Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Yield: 24 mini muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg plus 2 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk

Filling:
1/4 cup Biscoff spread

Cinnamon sugar coating:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions:

For the muffins:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.

In a medium bowl whisk together the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin, and milk. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.

For the filling:
Pour 1 tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup. Top with a 1/2 teaspoon of Biscoff. Top with about another 1 teaspoon of batter.

Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until the batter is set. Let cool.

For the coating:
Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip each doughnut hole into the melted butter then coat in the cinnamon sugar. Serve.

3 Tips that made labor and delivery more manageable

It’s my 3rd go-around, and NO it doesn’t make it easier – but for the most part you do know what you’re getting yourself into, and can somewhat tell what to expect.  Here are some tips to make labor and delivery more manageable.

Don’t Think of Contractions as Pain

What’s the one thing we are all afraid of the most? The pain we know we’ll experience during the birth. We know it’s going to be there, so it’s a matter of how to deal with it.

You can do relaxing exercises every day, practice hypno birth, or hope that a water birth will give you relief, but the one thing that stuck with me and made the biggest difference in how I approached my son’s birth was to not think of contractions as pain.

Instead, I decided to think of them as cramps, which they essentially are. If you take the time to really experience them, you can really feel how every wave of contractions is pushing the baby closer to being born.

I was already used to very strong menstrual pains since being a teenager, and that’s how the contractions felt, so I wasn’t freaked out by them. I kept riding the waves of the contractions, knowing that they wouldn’t last forever and that no one has ever died from menstrual cramps. This was going to last just a little while, and I was confident I could endure the discomfort.

Let Your Body Do What It Needs To Do

Instead of fighting the contractions and focusing on how painful they are, try to relax as much as possible and let your body do what it wants to do. If you tighten up because you are afraid of the next contraction, you’ll have a more uncomfortable experience.

Do what you feel like doing to alleviate the discomfort of the contractions: sit on an exercise ball and roll your hips, have your partner massage your back or feet, or take a relaxing shower or bath.

Know Your Rights When Giving Birth in the Hospital and Have a Birth Plan

If you are having your baby in the hospital, or even if you plan a birth at a birthing center or at home, know that you have a right to say no to interventions if you end up at the hospital.

Thinking through your options and preferences well in advance of the birth and putting them down in a birth plan is crucial to what kind of birth experience you and your baby will have.

Make sure to share the plan with your partner and doula, midwife, and/or doctor.

Not only does it make you think about what you want or don’t want to happen during the birth (do you want to be able to use a tub or do you want to delay the clamping of the cord or administration of the eye ointment, for example), it cements those things in your mind.

You are more easily able to insist on what you want when you are completely clear about your preferences. When you are in the vulnerable position of giving birth and in the middle of contractions, it’s too late to make those decisions on the fly, and too many women feel like they weren’t heard or had a terrible birth experience because they felt helpless.

I knew I needed to be flexible in case things didn’t go according to plan, but I was ready to refuse as many interventions as possible. But you can only do that if you have informed yourself about those interventions and what happens during birth and how your hospital handles deliveries.

 

 

Twistz Bandz Loom Bands | 600 For $3.90 Shipped

Twistz Bandz Loom Bands

Twistz Bandz Loom Bands | 600 For $3.90 Shipped

If you’ve got a tween into Twistz Bandz bracelets, head over to Amazon where you can purchase 600 Twistz Bandz Loom Bands for $3.90! Plus, you will get free shipping!

Need the Twistz Bandz Rainbow Loom to get started? Get it for $18.99 on Amazon!

Twistz Bandz Loom Bands

  • Latex-Free Silicone Rubber Loom Bands
  • Can Make Up To 24 Loom Bracelets
  • Promotes Creative Thinking!
  • Works With All Major Brand Looms & Accessories
  • Includes 600 Pieces & 25 “S” Hooks

40% off kids’ sheets, comforters at Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond cuts 40% off a selection of kids’ sheets and comforter sets, as listed below. Opt for free in-store pickup to dodge the $5.99 shipping charge. With pickup, each is at the lowest total price we could find (some by as much as $45.) The deals:

Ann Taylor: Extra 60% off sale items

Ann Taylor: !!Extra 60% off!! sale items, deals from $8 + $9 s&hEnding today, Ann Taylor cuts an extra 60% off sale items via coupon code “EXTRA60”. With prices starting at $7.95 after the coupon, that beats our mention from four days ago, when we saw an extra 50% off sale items, and it’s tied for the best extra percent-off discount we’ve seen on sale items at Ann Taylor this year. (For further comparison, we saw an extra 40% off sitewide, including sale items, in August.) Shipping is a flat $8.95, or get free shipping on orders of $175 or more.