Arizona Mama

Monday, September 29, 2014

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

 This post is sponsored by Baby's First Test and Save Babies Through Screening Foundation. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

     Every baby  born is required to complete a series of newborn screenings.  These screenings are important for detecting possible inherited conditions within the first week of life.  A newborn may appear to be healthy, but still have a serious condition that is not easily seen.  When left untreated, these conditions can lead to problems such as slow growth, blindness, intellectual disabilities, and possibly even death.  These serious problems can be prevented with early detection and treatment.  In Arizona newborn screenings have identified serious conditions in over 100 babies every year.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

I was provided tickets in exchange for this post. 
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     We had a great time yesterday at the Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival performance.  It was a bit of an adventure to start with.  I waited for my mom to get to my place since she was going with me since John had to work.  She got there a little later then planned so we hurried on our way.  The whole time I was worried we were late.  For some reason I had it in my head it started at 10 am.  Of course I was wrong.  We get there and there is hardly anyone around.  Come to find out it doesn't start until 12 and the doors do not open until 11.  So needless to say we had a couple hours to waste.  We made the most of it by getting a drink and some treats for the boys at the Carl's Jr at US Airway Arena.  And we learned something new, you can purchase a drink for $1 at Carl's Jr and take it inside since it was purchased there, that is way cheaper then the $4 drinks inside the doors for half the size.  So we scored there.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

{Never} Wordless Wednesday ~ Evan's 2nd Birthday Party


I guess it has been a while since I have posted a Wordless Wednesday.  And I realized I never posted about Evan's birthday party a few weeks back.  It was a small party with just a few family members and close friends.  Evan had a great time and that is all that matters.  He was very happy that his Nana came since he had not seen her in a week.  His theme was Elmo and Cookie Monster.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Local Phoenix, AZ Event: Touch -A- Truck

I was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  

     The Junior League of Phoenix’s Touch-A-Truck Event!
This is the second annual Touch-A-Truck Event to raise money for Junior League
programs that benefit the greater Phoenix area.

     The Junior League of Phoenix is hosting a “Touch-A-Truck” event on Saturday, October 18, 2014, in the Paradise Valley Mall Sears parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event will allow children to experience life-size work vehicles used in construction, as well as vehicles utilized by the military, police and firefighters. Food trucks, mascots and other vendors will be on site to provide a fun, entertaining experience.  The educational fundraiser supports the JLP’s goal of positively impacting the lives of children and their families.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival New Discount Code

I will be  provided tickets in exchange for this post. 
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     I can't wait until the show next weekend.  My boys are going to be so happy.  Evan has started to become a big "Mee  Mouse" fan.. translated, "Mickey Mouse".  He gets really excited when Mickey Mouse Clubhouse comes on.  I just know he will love this show.  They will be here next weekend for 4 shows, 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.  We will be attending one of the Saturday shows.

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Be sure to get your tickets now!  

What: Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

When: September 27 & 28

Where:  US Airway Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Discount:  $10 for kids 12 and under with code BLOG10. Valid on $22 seats only. Restrictions and fees may apply. No Double discounts
Or
$4 off with code MOM4
·         Valid on All shows
·         Not valid on Front Row or VIP seats
·         No double discounts

I will be  provided tickets in exchange for this post.  I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

Tolmachoff Farms Plus $2 off Farm Admission


I will be provided tickets for my family to visit the farm in exchange for this post.  

     We love to visit Tolmachoff Farms.  They have so many family friendly activities.  Plus great fresh produce.  



     Arizona's Best Family Farm Bring the whole family out to Tolmachoff Farms where there is something for all ages. We are a four generation family owned and operated farm that is now in the middle of the city. Check out their website for further details and what events are happening through the seasons. 



 Use the following coupon to get $2 off Farm Admission.

I will be provided tickets for my family to visit Tolmachoff Farms with my family in exchange for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone.  

Friday, September 19, 2014

Little Tikes Americana Sort 'n Store Toy Chest Giveaway

I was not compensated for this giveaway.

     Do you remember when we reviewed and gave away the Little Tikes Primary Colors Sort 'n Store Toy Chest?  There were so many excited to win and only one prize to give.  But I have good news if you were hoping to win and came up without the win.  I have another great chance to win a similar toy chest, the American Sort n' Store Toy Chest.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fit Made Fun MommyParty with Leap Frog and Clif Kids #FitMadeFun

I was provided the below mentioned products in order to host a party.

     On Saturday, September 6, 2014 I participated in Fit Made Fun Day.  I was sent a fun party pack from Leap Frog and Cliff Kids.  I invited over some friends and family.  Unfortunately it happened to be the same weekend as my brother in law was taking my nieces and nephews on their first vacation to the beach.  So about half of the invited kids could not make it.  But we still made it fun even though it was small.  This day was picked to coincide with the global launch of the LeapBand, the new wearable activity tracker from Leap Frog.  This was a day to encourage kids and their families to jump into motion and experience the fun of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Back to School: Skill Sharpeners Math & Phonics Fun and Crayola Artist Studio: Rock Painting Review and Giveaway

     This year Jayden has moved into 1st grade.  He is so excited and enjoying it so far.  But during the summer I wanted some activities to prepare him for the switch as well as entertain him.  Being home for the summer kids, especially mine, need things to do.  So to help Jayden prepare for 1st grade and enjoy some artistic activities I received a couple of great books from Silver Dolphin.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Back to School: Kidecals Personalized Labels Plus Discount Code

I was provided the below mentioned products in order to provide a review.

   There are so many supplies that kids need for school. But then once they are off to school with those supplies you have to worry if they will keep track of them.  Kids lose things all the time.  I know that lost and found bins at schools are full all the time.  They lose lunch boxes, backpacks, water bottles, jackets, and more.  One way to reduce the amount of lost items is to label them.  If there is a name label on that lunch box then everyone knows whose it is when it is found.  I like to label all of the boys items they take to school.  So when Kidecals asked if I would be interested in reviewing their personalized labels of course I said yes.