Thursday, July 14, 2016

Myrtle The Land Turtle

Ever since I was a small child I have had a love for land turtles.  Turtles remind me of a much simpler time in my life.  They remind me of times when my papa use to take me out riding around in the country in his "beep beep" and we would look for turtles.  It was always exciting when we found one.  We would take the turtle and raise it until July the 4th.  Then each year on July the 4th we would go to the OU Biological Station (where my grandparents worked during the summer) and we would have a big turtle race!  After the race we would have watermelon and then go fishing!  Those really were the good times and it brings back so many good memories that I wanted to share my love of turtles with my kids.

About 5 weeks ago, we found Myrtle our land turtle.  Myrtle's cage is a huge 3 foot long by 2 foot wide and 1.5 feet high galvanized steel water trough. We have a square foot of dirt on one side along with brown leaves that have fallen from our tree. Myrtle is given fresh water in a frisbee daily. She loves to get in it and bathe. This I know because the water is always filled with dirt and leaves by the next day. 

During the past few weeks we have learned that Myrtle loves to eat wild white mushrooms (not store bought, I have tried that, haha)  and she also enjoys red apples.  Today when we went to check on Myrtle and to take her on her walk we discovered that she has laid an egg!  We don't know if this egg is fertile or not since we have had her for about 5.5 weeks but we plan on doing some research to see what we should do with the egg.  Right now, it is just covered up with leaves but we are excited to see what this discovery will bring!

We plan on letting Myrtle go on the first week of August unless anyone local would like to keep her while we go on vacation. She needs to be "walked" twice a day for 45 minutes at a time. If you would like to Myrtle sit, please just let me know! She is a very good turtle. I have had turtles as a small child and they were never this tame.

Disclosure:  This is a personal post with no affiliation to the OUBS.  I simply wanted to share a memory with my readers and my family. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Giveaway and Help For New Moms: Bare Air-free Baby Bottles

My children are a bit older now but when they were newborns, I wasn't able to breast feed them.  I tried and wanted to; however, due to personal circumstances I wasn't able to.  I did the next best thing: bottle feed.  I was lucky in the way that my children were healthy and happy for the most part.  On a rare occasion they did get a little gassy and this is where I wish that I had had Bare Air-free Baby Bottles to turn too. 
Bare Air-free Baby Bottles are a mom invented product by Priska Diaz.  Priska is a mom who understands the true challenge of wanting to breastfeed 100% of the time but not being able to.  When she was faced with this very personal challenge she invented Bare Air-free Baby Bottles which are a new device that not only looks like a breast but it functions like one too!  Most importantly, it dispenses air-free milk.  This process is to help your babies drink like nature intended: air-free!
If you are a new mom and are having a feeding issue with your baby you may find out more about Bare Air-free  Baby Bottles at   You may also find Bare Air-free Baby Bottles bottles at "most" Babies R Us and Toys R Us.  To check store locations, click here.  If you would like to learn about more Mom invented products check out Mompact.    
This coupon is good at all Babies R Us stores and at for 10% of all Bare products starting today thru July 15, 2016.  Please print it and take it with you when you shop!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure:  I am a member of Mompact and I have been offered an incentive to share this information with you.  All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sharing: Mompact Summer Spirit of Giving

Many of you may know that Boogie Wipes is a Mom invented product and they have joined together with other groups to form Mompact.  Mompact is an organization for Moms Supporting Moms in Business.

Virtual Giving Tree
The Momspact Summer Spirit of Giving is one of their initiatives.  They are hosting a Virtual Giving Tree where you may nominate someone you know that is in need to receive a gift from one of the Mom companies.  Another item of interest for Mompact is the #SSGIVING Giveaway.  In this giveaway there will be 4 big bundles of mom invented products given away!

Summer Spirit of Giving Mompact

These are just a few ways that Mompact is trying to show kindness and caring towards others!  You may help spread the word about these Mom businesses by entering the giveaways mentioned above.  You might even get lucky and win a prize!  Good Luck!

Disclosure:  I am a Saline Ambassador for a product called Boogie Wipes.  What this means is that I am given FREE products throughout the year so that I may use them and share them with others.  All of these opinions and thoughts are my own.