December 3, 2013

Gifts for tired moms { Citrus Lane Giveaway }

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Citrus Lane.

I’m just going to be honest – it’s hard being a new parent.  I am so blessed to have many girlfriends in the same stage of life as me – we all agree that being a new mom is exhausting.  I’m trying hard to work on meeting my little guy’s basic needs (which isn’t always easy with a difficult nurser and a power-napping baby), but now I have a whole new world opened up to me: toys.  It’s SO much fun to see Isaac start to really take in the world around him, and he suddenly gets so excited about the toys we have for him in the house.  The problem is – we don’t have too many.Tracking Pixel

When you’re looking to keep a very active baby interested in the world around him, you like a good variety of toys.  But they shouldn’t just be any toys – you want to make sure you get the right ones.  You know, the ones that will stimulate his brain so he can be the rocket scientist we all know he will be when he gets older.  BUT when you have a power-napping future rocket scientist baby, he doesn’t always make getting out of the house so easy.  Therefore, baby toy shopping isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

See?  Exhausting, I tell you.

So what’s a new mom to do?  You want to buy some awesomely stimulating toys and other products for your little baby, but the thought of getting out of your yoga pants and braving the cold weather makes you freeze in your tracks.

Enter: Citrus Lane

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I am SO excited I heard about this company!!  I honestly think that every new mom should know about it, and I think that every friend/family member of a new mom should know about it as well.  Every month, a box arrives at your door with toys, care products, books, and/or snacks specific to your child’s age group and developmental level.  These toys have all been recommended by the Citrus Lane advisory board, and they have been tested by real parents for real problems.

I received a box for Isaac, and let me tell you – just getting a package is exciting enough.  (I probably should get out more…)  We ripped open the package right away and were greeted with this:

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Super cute!!  Even the packaging would brighten a tired mom’s day!  Then I got even more excited when I saw what was in my box:

citrus lane baby box

It felt like Christmas morning – in November!!  Isaac got some adorable bath toys, a teether (thank goodness – he’s been putting everything into his mouth lately!!), gripe water (which helps soothe stomach discomfort – something we know far too much about in this house!), and my favorite – the cutest wooden elephant rattle ever!

We both had a lot of fun with the new toys and they helped to break up the monotony of our day:

citrus lane teether

citrus lane rattle

Even if you’re not a new mom, I think this would be an incredibly thoughtful and appreciated gift for any new parents in your life.  Actually – Citrus Lane makes boxes suitable for children up to 5 years old, so it would be so much fun to give this to a busy mom of a toddler as well!

If you’re not interested in the monthly box, Citrus Lane has recently opened up a “Citrus Lane Shop” – where you can shop by gender/age/category for all different kinds of products.  I may have bought a few Christmas presents for my nieces and nephews… 🙂

Who can you think of in your life that could some awesomeness from Citrus Lane?  I have good news – they have offered to give one of YOU a $25.00 voucher to the Citrus Lane Shop!  Enter to win here (give-away winner must be a resident of the continental United States, and must be older than 18):

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If you aren’t the lucky winner – no problem!  New customers who purchase a subscription will receive $10.00 off their first month with code BLOGPOST. Expires 12/31/2013.

Citrus Lane Baby Toys

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Citrus Lane. New customers who purchase a subscription will receive $10.00 off their first month with code BLOGPOST. Expires 12/31/2013.

Offer Terms: Discount may only be applied to subscriptions purchased by new Citrus Lane customers. It cannot be applied to gift subscriptions. Subscriptions automatically renew to full retail price, $25 per month. You may cancel anytime.

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  1. Amanda Rudd says:

    It would take me a while to figure out what to order….they have a lot of great stuff and I have 3 boys (4.5, 2, and 3 months!….I’m definitely a tired mom!)

  2. I know this seems like a cop-out answer but if money was no problem I would buy pretty much everything. I kept saying “ooh, I want that, no wait, that, no, that’s awesome too” – what a great store! The monthly box sounds awesome!

  3. It is hard to pick just one thing! They have so many fun toys on their site. I think my daughter would really enjoy the artist on the go set.

  4. I love the storage caddies.

  5. Think this would be awesome for my grandson(s)…

  6. The Winnie the Pooh bowling set!

  7. I have two friends who have babies that could benefit from one of these boxes! 🙂

  8. I love the Elephant and Owl Music Pulls, they are totally adorable and my little 2 month old would love to play with them!!

  9. I would put it towards the Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart for my daughter

  10. Caroline B says:

    I would love the dog storage box

  11. I would use it towards a subscription!

  12. sandy chiang says:

    I would buy my daughter a aden and anais cozy sleeping bag

  13. hongye chiang says:

    I would love to get a subscription or purchase the swaddling blanket

  14. wing sau chiang says:

    i would like to get my grandson a box subscription

  15. Meghan Finley says:

    Cloud B Twilight Turtle probably

  16. Alphabet Abacus

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