Friday, July 30, 2010

Thank You for Caring!

Originally posted on my other site Florida Frugal Family -

My husband is having a birthday next month and it is super special to us!  His birthday will mark a year anniversary for my daughter.  A year of not having one hospitalization!!  She has been to the ER this year and of course had her labs drawn but not one night was spent hospitalized....this time last year she picked up a virus and was doing really bad...she was fighting for her life {again}.
My princess finally came home but it took a while for her to get better...

 So, you can imagine the joy in our hearts to know that she has been doing so well for so long...2 years ago she had a liver transplant.  Last year she got so very ill...and today...she is on the sofa next to me thrilled to be snacking on pretzels and watching Sesame Street.  This is the ULTIMATE Birthday Gift any parent can ask for.
Our family has a mission and we want to donate a "Welcome Wagon" to the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale - you can read about it HERE

I wish I had a better picture to share because frankly my picture does not do the invitation justice.  I had to put a piece of paper over our address but if you go to you can see the image of the invite so much better and then you can check out the other super cute cards they have to offer.

I have to tell you how wonderful is....they created these invites for my husband's birthday party.  I know you can't read the bottom of the invite based on the picture but it says, "In lieu of a birthday gift for Robert we ask that you bring a new toy to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale through our families mission.  You may learn more about our mission at"

I can tell you that the invites at are adorable and the "company" has a huge heart.  I am delighted to be working with them as a Blogmania sponsor!  Yes, you will be able to enter to win a prize package from Bunnyprints during Blogmania and thrilled to have their support on Mami on a McMission!

Thank you!

Disclosure: The invitations were provided for free for the purpose of the review.  No other compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thank You Beantown Toys Company!

I had the pleasure of surprising my little girl with a new cute toy to {review} and as a Mami this is just the best part....I got to let her choose which one she wanted to play with and which she wanted to share with the little boys and girls at the Ronald McDonald House.  So if on cue as I am typing this review Savvy just walked in asking for her Beanbot.

Beantown Toys Company did not ask me to post a review on my blog - they simply asked me to fill out a questionnaire and send it back to them because they wanted the feedback of the kids and the parents.  I decided to post the review simply because they are super cute and wanted to share.  

The toys are designed for children who are 4 and older.  I had her play with it with a little friend who is 4 and of course...I played with her new little bean friend.  The girls thought the little bean was "cute" and really liked the spoon.  My only issue was that they had trouble putting the little arms and legs back on him so that was Mami duty.  If my nephews had been in town they would have LOVED it but they are a few years older and thus a bit stronger...I think the age range of 6-9 is perfect for these little Cute Beantown Toys.  If you want to purchase your own you can go HERE.

I want to thank Beantown Toys Company for sending me the Review toys.  They were delighted to hear that I would be sharing the toys with the children at the Ronald McDonald House through Mami on a McMission. 

MOM --Mami on a Mission
Disclosure:  The toys were sent to me free of charge for the purpose of the review.  I was not compensated in any other manner for this review.  The opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Current Needs...

I am still looking for new toys.  I have a new review and donation that will be up this week that I am excited about but I still need a lot more toys ... more importantly I still need the actual {Red Wagon}.  If you or your company would like to donate the "Welcome Wagon" please contact me.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thank You! Live Simply Children's Health Journal!

I feel super lucky to work with companies and provide reviews and giveaways for the readers of my blog...but sometimes I come across a product that I wish I could share with everyone {All} over not just my blog!  The Live Simply Children's Health Journal is just one of those products.  I know it is a {journal}...a pretty what is the big deal?

This is the journal every new parent should be given at their baby shower.  This is the journal that will help so many people out on a day in and day out basis when you are lacking sleep and running to the pediatrician for a check up....I times admit it...we forget to shower during those early days of awe and panic...okay...well...I {Forgot} to Shower.

If you have followed my blog then you know that my daughter was born sick.  This was something we were not prepared for.  We had no idea the amount of doctors and blood draws she would have to go through in such a short amount of time.  I truly wish I had a journal like the Live Simply Children's Health Journal when she was born.  I kept a journal of my own.  I made it from a notebook and had to keep track but what I never managed to do my journal an organized manner that I was happy with.  I kept copies of the list of her medications (up to 19 four times a day at one point) and would walk into the ER and give every nurse and resident a copy that even looked at my daughter.  I did not want anyone to misunderstand a {very tired} Mami nor misspell anything...I would have loved to have had these neatly placed in the pocket in my journal as the Live Simply Children's Health Journal provides.  I would have loved to have had an organized space for business cards that we received from the drs......I {Know} and I am {GRATEFUL} that not everyone has the medical experiences that we have had with our daughter but I would Still RECOMMEND the Live Simply Children's Health Journal 100 % for any new parent.

If you know a parent whose child is in the hospital or who has a chronic illness...don't buy them chocolates as a gift when you visit them...Buy them the Live Simply Children's Health Journal and get it to them..Trust Me...It will be so appreciated!

The journal retails for $19.95.

On a personal note:
I am delighted to share with you that Live Simply Health Journals is supporting my efforts with Mami on a McMission.  A journal was sent along to be placed in the "Welcome Wagon"... so that a parent with a new baby may benefit from this journal.  Thank You For Caring!

If you want a chance to win your own please Click HERE.