MommyCon Chicago 2015! Discount Code & Ticket Giveaway

It’s that time again! Did you attend MommyCon last year? If you didn’t, I’m sure you at least heard about it. In my birth and blog work, I get asked all the time, “did you get to go to MommyCon?!” Last year I unfortunately missed it because it was our daughter’s 2nd birthday! This year, however, I’M GOING! And I CAN’T WAIT!


MommyCon Chicago 2015 is on February 21st, with a full day of awesomeness. There are educational sessions for all areas of natural parenting: cloth diapers, babywearing, fitness, breastfeeding, and even potty training… with sessions geared toward babies through toddlerhood and even a session just for the dads!

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Pick the sessions you want to see and skip the ones you don’t. Hard to choose though, right?!?!? And if that’s not enough, there’s a baby gear area with Jamie Grayson, The Baby Guy, a feeding lounge, babywearing lounge, cloth diaper resource center, a sleep consultation room, and–my favorite–an exhibit hall. Meet tons of great brands, some local to the area, chat with the owners, check out the products, and do a little shopping. Best of all, spend the day hanging out with some great mamas.

Bringing your little one? Awesome! They’re definitely welcome and MommyCon has a play zone, baby care area, and reading station for them. Strollers are allowed, but preferably left at home–it’s a great time to babywear!

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If you’re coming to MommyCon Chicago, find me!!! I’d love to meet you :) Not near Chicago? Check out the list of other events across the country this year. Buying a ticket (to ANY MommyCon location)? Use “BABYD15″ to get $5 off your general admission ticket.

GIVEAWAY: Want a chance to WIN your MommyCon Chicago 2015 ticket? I’m giving away TWO! There will be two lucky winners who each get one ticket. Please use the form below to enter. Good luck and see you there!MommyCon journalist

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15 Clean Eating Breakfast Smoothies

Steve and I are working hard to improve our diet. We’re meal planning, removing a lot of added sugar and dairy, and clean eating as much as we can. It’s amazing how much it has improved our lives—we feel better and have more energy. Mornings can be hard as we rush to get out the door so I created this collection in partnership with for 15 clean eating breakfast smoothies! A great way to get your protein, fruits, and veggies.

Check out Clean Eating Breakfast Smoothies

by Emily Dickey at

See all of these recipes at my collection.

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I love almond milk and avocado so any clean eating breakfast smoothies with those are definite wins for me! I’m excited to try some of these and add them to our morning routines.

What’s your favorite way to start the day? Do you use clean eating breakfast smoothies?

~Written in partnership with Any opinions are my own.

The Dirty Facts: Behind Closed Bathroom Doors

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Scrubbing Bubbles®. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

I hate cleaning. My parents always called it “doing chores” when I was little and it was something to be dreaded. I try to stay away from the word “chore.” That makes it sound like something you HAVE to do, like a punishment. But cleaning is FUN, right?!?! Haha, well…. maybe

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Win a year of McCafe coffee: show us your best mug!


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: a dark brown drink made from ground coffee beans and boiled water

Also known as…….. my lifeline.

I partnered with Jewel-Osco to share this information about the NEW McCafe coffee you can find in their stores! Depending on where you live, you can also find the McDonald’s McCafe coffee at Albertsons, Shaws, Star Market, and Acme Markets.

Want to win free McCafe coffee for a year?! YES, PLEASE!

Enter the McCafe Mug Pix contest for your chance to win coffee for a year! It’s really easy to

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Family Movie Nights with Feeln (now half off!)

We don’t have cable or anything at our house. My husband and I actually got rid of it in college years ago (I thought I was going to die!), but we’ve never looked back. We survive with streaming services, like Feeln. Haven’t heard of it? Well, I know you’ve heard of Netflix… and this is the same idea, but is specifically for families. I partnered with them to share how you can try it free for a week or read below on how to get one year half off.

It’s really super easy

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It’s EASY: #ShareATree to Plant A Tree!

Written in partnership with Green is Universal and the Arbor Day Foundation. I will receive a gift in return for writing this post. Any opinions are my own.

Green is Universal and the Arbor Day Foundation have teamed up once again for their annual Share a Tree campaign! For every digital tree shared before the end of December, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree! SO EASY!

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Give the Gift of Music: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Air giveaway

One of my favorite things in life is MUSIC. It can always pick me up and make me happy, I love to sing along (alone in the car, ha), and who couldn’t use a little dance party once in awhile?! Needless to say, I’m pretty picky about sound. I’ll thank my mom for that trait. My tech-y music toys have to sound amazing. That’s why I am obsessed with everything from SOL REPUBLIC.

We’ve tried their wireless speakers and now their wireless headphones, the Tracks

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