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Protein Energy Balls

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Protein energy balls

It’s officially the holiday season! If you thought pregnancy stretched you to your limit, you may not have been through a holiday season with little ones yet. Hang on! It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

When it does get to be too much, sit down, relax, and enjoy some of these amazing no-bake protein energy balls with a side of lowered expectations. It’s a great snack for toddlers to “help” make!

Mom’s Milk Protein Energy Balls
1 C Oatmeal
1/2 C Flax Seed
2 Tbs your favorite unbrewed Coffee Grounds
3/4 C Almond or Peanut Butter
1/4 C Honey
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/4 C Dark Chocolate shavings (optional)
1/4 C Cranberries or favorite dried fruit (optional)
1/4 C Coconut shavings (optional)
Mix ingredients together with a spoon or your hands. Put in the fridge for 10-20 minutes to allow to set slightly, then remove and use your hands to form into 1-inch balls. You can also press into a pan and cut into squares for energy bars.
If you have food allergies, substituting ingredients is easy. You can substitute any chips for the chocolate chips, or use cacao nibs for a vegan-friendly version. Any nut better can be used in place of almond of nut butter, and agave works well as a vegan-freindly sub for honey.
Take it easy on yourselves this holiday season, mamas!
Abbie is the owner of Mom’s Milk Boutique.

The Ultimate Car Seat Checklist

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Editor’s Note: A while back, I wrote a post on when to turn the car seat. I was the worst possible person to write this post since I find the whole topic confusing, but that’s why I wanted to write it. The rules have changed between each one of my three kids, and on top of that, you get folks both in person and on the Internet giving out wrong information regularly. So the car seat authority from Mom’s Milk Boutique offered to set me straight and help our readers cut through the confusing info since they also sell car seats and are kind of experts on the topic. And so we bring you Car Seat Redux:

Did you know that 73% of car seats are not used or properly installed?

Now that you know, let’s check yours together:

1. Is your car seat expired or recalled?
Check the stickers on the car seat itself or call the manufacturer.

2. Are you using the proper car seat for your child?

  • Do they meet the height and weight requirements for the seat?
  • By weight AND age, should they be forward facing or rear facing?

It is recommended that a child be rear facing until age 2 AND 40 lbs. Children should be in a 5-point harness until they exceed the weight limit of their seat.

3. No children under age 12 should be in the front seat. No car seats should be in the front seat.

4. A list of NEVERS:

  • NEVER use aftermarket accessories.
  • NO covers.
  • NO mats unless tested with the car seat (Diono tests theirs).
  • NO hanging toys.
  • NOTHING between the baby and the car seat (unless it came with the car seat).
  • NOTHING between the car seat and the car’s seat.
  • NEVER submerge your car seat in water.
  • NEVER wash your harness straps–only wipe clean with a damp rag or towel.

5. A list of DO’S:

  • DO check the harness EVERY time you place your child in the car seat to ensure proper fit.
  • DO check the LATCH system or seat belt holding the car seat in EVERY time you use the seat.
  • DO check for visible sun damage, which can cause the plastic to break down.
  • DO check around the seat for choking hazards.(dropped food or toy items)
  • DO come up with a system which reminds you that your child is in the back seat of the vehicle: wallet, key fob, purse, phone, or any other item that you would not leave your car without.

6. With winter coming (already here in some places) please remember that coats and car seats don’t mix!

MMB Stacks Black Friday Twitter Party!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013


It is important to RSVP below via Rafflecopter. There are a few mandatory entries and the rest are optional – but the more you do the greater your chances to win. You can Tweet about the giveaway via the Rafflecopter Tweet option button once per day.

To be eligible to win the prizes, you MUST RSVP, attend the Twitter Party AND you must be present to win!! Meaning, you must claim your prize within 10 minutes ~ or we DRAW AGAIN! 

Make sure you do the mandatory entries AND you are present at the party. We check! HINT: Make sure that your tweets are NOT set to private. If your name is drawn and you have not tweeted back to us within 10 minutes to claim, you get disqualified (no fun!) and a new winner is drawn.

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MMB’s 30K Facebook Fan Celebration

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

These mamas’ really know how to make a happy customer. I would really like to think of myself as their # 1 fan. I know I am not alone, how could I be with the great customer service, sales, advice, and information that come from such a great company. About 3 years ago I stumbled upon MMB’s website ordered 2 diapers and received my first freebie, I was hooked.

Since my first order they have gained a happy loyal customer, with a small addiction to diapers. I have always received top notch customer service and great advice. What I like most is their page isn’t only a place to talk about awesome sales, but also make great friends. Some of my dear friends have been made through the interaction on the page.  It’s honestly no surprise that we are celebrating 30K fans with them. Just like every other milestone they reached and we shared with them this one too will be great!

~ Jolene Palmer

 

Tons of FREEBIES and Giveaways!!

Please head over to our 30,000 Facebook Fans Specials’ page on our website for a complete listing of all the FREEBIE coupons and order giveaways that we have for you today and tomorrow!! We hope that enjoy it! We truly do appreciate all of you!

Win a $500 Gift Card!!

That’s not it. This next announcement is the best yet!  You have a chance to WIN a $500 gift card. Yes, you really see $500!!!! This will be a fun and creative contest. Decorate the MMB Flower and take a picture of it in some place interesting – Flat Stanley Style. The winner will be chosen based on the most creative flower and location.

Download the MMB Flower HERE.

RULES:

1) Decorate your MMB Flower.

2) Take a creative picture of the Flower somewhere. *Location does not have to be exotic to win, just your own style, something unique.*

3) Share your photo on Instagram or Pinterest with the hashtag #MMBFLOWER and tag us momsmilkboutique by November 5th at midnight.

4) Share your photo on our Facebook page by November 5th at midnight.

5) Vote for your favorite on our Facebook page AND on Instagram by commenting underneath! We WILL take votes into consideration when choosing the winner.

5) Entries must be received by midnight on November 5th, 2013. MMB will choose the final winner and will Tweet the winner at our Twitter Party on November 19th!

 A Thank You From Abbie & Bonnie:

We want to thank all of your from the bottom of our hearts. MMB is like another child to us both and we have watched it grow and blossom for the past six years. We are continually blessed by our wonderful customers! It is our passion to help each parent fulfill their ideal parenting journey by offering advice and the best and safest products for you and your babies.  We test everything. If we don’t love it, we don’t carry it.

We also LOVE to thank all of you!! Everytime we offer something whether it be a freebie or a special customer appreciation coupon, we truly are thanking you. For without all of you, we wouldn’t be here.

When you shop with us, you are supporting a small, mama owned business. When you hang out with us on our Facebook page, you are interacting directly with Bonnie or me (Abbie). We you email us, Bonnie or I will respond. When you come into the store or call us you also get to interact with three other wonderful women on our staff ~ Allison, Rayne and Dominie. We are MMB.

And we thank you…because YOU are MMB too!

EVERY order placed on 10.29 and on 10.30 will be entered to win one of TWO Ju-Ju-Be UNIKIKI Be Right Backs!! How cool is that?!! This is an adorable bag that is great for you, your daughter, your niece…well ANYONE that LOVES Unicorns!!

TokiDoki UniKiki

MMB Stacks Twitter Party

After we enjoy this fun celebration, there is more !

The annual Black Friday MMB Stacks Twitter Party which will be better than the last! As always there will be lots of prizes, Ju-Ju-Be UniKiki, Tula, Cake Lingerie, Rockin’ Green, Blueberry Diapers, Moraki, Lulu’s GlamourWash, Boba, and Planet Wise and more! So make sure to mark your calendar and join the fun November 19th at 9 pm EST.

Any WAHM’s interested in participating in the giveaway please email abbie@momsmilkboutique.com. Participants will need to visit your Facebook page and “like” it to earn entries. Lots of new fans will be checking out your business page. Great way to get new customers that may never have heard of you otherwise.

 

Great Cloth Diaper Change – Southern Illinois 2013

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Yesterday we had SO MUCH FUN at our third annual event!! Thank you all the moms, dads, babies and siblings that came out to participate! We had 36 babies changed from our location!

Here is a photo recap our event:

Some Winners!

Waiting for the doors

Ready to go in!

 

Registration 2013

Everyone getting ready and finding their spots

Getting ready to change!

 

 

Bums up!

 

Now just some fun moments captured throughout the morning:

 

Thank you all for joining us to make an awesome GCDC 2013!

~  Abbie, Bonnie, Allison and Bryanna