Parenting Isn’t Always Easy, Neither is Marriage

#CreatingConnections

Sponsored post. Tonight I'm wiping up the tears and putting on my game face for the next seven weeks.  Last week my husband got a job offer that will require him to be out of town for the next seven weeks to train for the new position; leaving me to hold down the fort at home.  I'd like to say that I'm excited about this new job, but in reality I'm scared. His new job will require him to travel...a lot! Earlier in our marriage, I was the one who had to travel upwards of 60 days out of the year.  I look back at those years and wonder how it was so easy for him.  I don't ever remember him complaining that I had to leave, or worrying about getting our toddler off to school AND make it to work on time.  He just....managed.  Part of me really enjoyed traveling and getting to see new parts of the country; but the reality was I spent most of my time alone in airports and hotels. Right now we share most of the joys of parenting.  He's able to help get the kids to and from ... [ Read More ]

10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Hockey – Tampa Bay Lightning

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It's no secret that our family loves sports.  Our primary love is college football (go Dawgs!!), but we have fun watching just about any sporting event.  It's been quite a while since we've been to a hockey game, so I was excited when the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena invited me to be their social captain a few weeks ago.  I wanted to share with you just a few of our favorite moments from the night and 10 reasons why we love the Bolts!  #1: Social Media Captain - What's not to love about a sports team who is social and engages with their fans over social media.  On game nights, Twitter and Instagram are filled with several different #hashtags from fans attending the game.  The Bolts & Amalie Arena have a very interactive program and hold lots of contests for their social fans.  As the Social Media Captain, we got to show the fans a little more about the team and the arena - from behind the scenes! #2: Behind the scenes experience - When we arrived we were met ... [ Read More ]

#GCDC2014 Twitter Party & Prizes

Great Cloth Diaper Change

It's almost here, the 4th Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th at 11am (local time).  To help build up some excitement about the diaper change we've decided to host a special Earth Day GCDC Twitter Pre-Party to celebrate and get the word out about the local events in your area. Is there a Great Cloth Diaper Change in your area?  You can check the map on their "Find a Location" page of the GCDC website. ...and we have prizes!! Please join us on Twitter Tuesday night, April 22nd (Earth Day) from 9-10pm ET for the #GCDC2014 Twitter Party hosted by @ClothRecord and @TheEcoChic.  The party is sponsored by some of your favorite cloth diaper companies and they have each donated a fluffy prize!!  All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter form below and tweet with us (at least one time) during the Twitter Party. Sponsors:  Moraki Cloth Diapers, EcoNuts, Kelly's Closet, Molly's Suds, Zen Rocks, Cloth Diaper Geek, Green Team Distribution, ... [ Read More ]

Pin Around the World with ISeeMe.com #worldadventure

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I See Me! creates beautiful children's books that are personalized with your child's name.  To celebrate Earth month and the newest I See Me! storybook, My Very Own World Adventure, we are hosting a Twitter Party to help inspire you and encourage you to complete your My World Adventure Pinboard for the I See Me! Pinterest contest that begins on 4/19/13.  We will be celebrating the different cultures that are represented in the My Very Own World Adventure book. About the Pin Around the World Pinterest contest:  Visit I See Me! on Facebook and complete their entry form.  Then select 3 (or more) of your favorite pictures to add to your My World Adventure Pinboard.  The pictures feature 63 original paintings that were commissioned by I See Me! by artists all around the world.  These paintings make up the pages of the My Very Own World Adventure book.  To enter the Pinterest portion of this contest: http://woobox.com/4udgrm About the I See Me! #WorldAdventure Twitter Party: Date: ... [ Read More ]

Go With GEN-Y Twitter Party – #GOWITHGENY

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Join us for an evening of fun with GEN-Y diapers and some amazing guest panelists as we celebrate the new GEN-Y GO Bags.  Rumor has it that a new print will be revealed... When: Tuesday, April 30th Time: 9-10 pm ET Hashtag: #GOWITHGENY Hosts: @GENYdiapers and @TheEcoChic Guest Panelists: @EFFBlog, @ClothDiaperGeek, and @ChgDiapers a Rafflecopter giveaway Coupons and offers from our sponsors: Stay tuned for a special offer from our sponsor to be announced at the party. Note about winners, prize distribution and all that legal stuff: In order to be eligible for the door prizes you must complete the mandatory Rafflecopter steps listed above and tweet with us using the party hashtag at least one time during the party. Party hosts will confirm your participation before announcing you as a winner. Winners must confirm with the party hosts by Direct Message (DM) or email in order for us to obtain all the necessary contact information. Prizes will be distributed directly from ... [ Read More ]

Great Cloth Diaper Change 2013 – Twitter Party

GCDC2013 Twitter Party @TheEcoChic

The Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) 2013 is just a little over a week away!  Join us on Thursday, April 18th as we kickoff this years event with a Twitter Party. This is the 3rd annual GCDC event to raise awareness about cloth diapers and help break a Guinness World Record for the most babies changed into a cloth diaper at the same time. In 2012, 256 locations in 15 countries held SIMULTANEOUS events to break the world record for the most reusable cloth diapers changes simultaneously. That meant that some events (like in Malaysia) happened at 2am! This years event will be a bit different with everyone changing their babies at 11am local time (wherever you are), so the change will roll around the world.   To find out if there is an event near you visit: http://greatclothdiaperchange.com/?page_id=5 Please join us Thursday, April 18th to help spread the word about cloth diapers and win some fun prizes from our sponsors. When: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 Time: 9-10pm ... [ Read More ]

You are Cordially Invited to #MyGreenBaby Shower Event!

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Spring is coming soon and there are lots of new babies being born.  It's time to shower both mom (and/or dad) and baby with eco-friendly love and support.  Let us help guide you through some simple steps you can take to provide your family with only the best and safest products.  We'll cover all aspects of pregnancy, child-birth, and parenting including breastfeeding, cloth diapering, safe skin care, and eco-friendly gift ideas. When: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #MyGreenBaby Host: @TheEcoChic and Co-Host:@EFFBlog Sponsors: @DolphinOrganics, @ModMommaInc, @YoBlocks, @CottonBabies, @GreenTeamDist, and @HappySuperFoods Want to receive updates when new sponsors are added?  Want a reminder before the party starts so you don’t forget? Join this event on Facebook and be in-the-know! https://www.facebook.com/events/149889995170976/ New to Twitter parties? Try out these great guides on how to join the fun using TweetGrid or TweetChat! Prizes: We are ... [ Read More ]

RSVP for #GreenGifts Twitter Party – 2/12/13

Green Gifts Twitter Party 2/12/13

With Valentine's Day right around the corner I'd like to share with you some eco-friendly gift ideas.  Join us Tuesday, February 12th as we chat with some of our favorite sponsors about their eco-friendly products that you can give to your loved ones, friends, and family. When: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #greengifts Host: @TheEcoChic and Co-Host: @EFFBlog Sponsors: @TheFashionFoot, @ThirstiesInc, and more to be announced soon! Want to receive updates when new sponsors are added?  Want a reminder before the party starts so you don’t forget? Join this event on Facebook and be in-the-know! https://www.facebook.com/events/332766310172389/ New to Twitter parties? Try out these great guides on how to join the fun using TweetGrid or TweetChat! Prizes: We are highlighting great green gifting ideas from a variety of companies to fill all of your gifting needs. Check out the Rafflecopter RSVP form below to see them all! To RSVP: Complete the ... [ Read More ]

#MyGreenBaby – Meet the Sponsors

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Meet the Sponsors!  Are you coming to Tuesday nights #MyGreenBaby shower on Twitter?  We are blessed with some amazing sponsors and I wanted to take a few moments to tell you a little bit about each one. itti bitti is an Australian line of cloth diapers that made it's way to the US about 2 years ago.  itti bitti was designed by the talented Sue McLachlan and feature the super luxurious and soft minkee exterior.  The absorbent material is a natural bamboo blend that provides a super trim fit on your baby.  Find itti bitti diapers in the US at Kelly's Closet and many other retailers. Thirsties is a cloth diaper brand from Loveland, Colorado.  This family run business is quickly becoming a favorite of cloth diapering parents with dual sized diaper covers, pocket diapers, all-in-one diapers, and accessories.  Thirties are both environmentally friendly and economically friendly.  You can find Thirsties at your favorite cloth diaper retailer. SoftBums is another cloth diaper brand ... [ Read More ]

You’re Invited to a Green Baby Shower (#MyGreenBaby)

Green Baby Shower

  Are you pregnant?  Adopting?  Have babies in the house?  You'll want to join us for a very special evening we have planned in just two weeks.  Be our guest and let us pamper you in an evening of Twittering baby-bliss with great information and items from our sponsors itti bitti, BALM! Baby, Dolphin Organics, Green Team Distribution, Kelly’s Closet, SoftBums, Stonyfield, Thirsties Family Bedrock, Vine.com, Posh Tots Closet, Happy Family Brands, Onya Baby, Bamboobies, Ergo Baby, Smart Bottoms, Lucky Mama Boxes, and Organic Baby Gift Boutique! As if that weren't enough we also have an exciting panel of experts from Dirty Diaper Laundry, Baby Rabies, Hormonal Imbalances, The Feminist Breeder, The Inquisitive Mom, Tie a Little Ribbon & Green Child Magazine joining our conversation. This is a baby shower event that you won’t want to miss! When: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 (1/15/13) Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #MyGreenBaby Your Hosts: @TheEcoChic and @EFFblog Special Guest ... [ Read More ]