Freebie Friday: Baby Board Books!

Hey, Arkie Mama here. I’m giving away five newly released baby board books to one lucky winner!

To enter: Leave a comment below. I’ll announce a winner Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The books up for grabs are:







































Freebie Friday: DVDs!

Happy Friday!

School is almost out, which makes this mama very happy. I love summer’s relaxed schedule and long days!

Today, I’m putting up two batches of new DVDs up for grabs: one set is for little ones, the other for older kids.

The first set includes: two Max and Ruby movies, Bunny Tales and Rainy Day Play; Yo Gabba Gabba’s Let’s Visit the Doctor; Timmytime’s Timmy Steals the Show; the Backyardigans in We Arrrrr Pirates; and John Deere’s Fun on the Farm.

For the older kids: SpongeBob in The Great Patty Caper; Bratz Good Vibes; Angelina’s Ballet Dreams; Diego Saves the World; Dora’s Ballet Adventures; and Nickelodeon’s Sisters and Brothers.

To enter: Leave a comment below sharing your favorite movies or cartoons from childhood.

I’ll post a winner Wednesday!

First set.

Second set.

Freebie Friday: Adorable Bento lunchbox

Leigh Austin of She’s Crafty and I are huge fans of bento lunchboxes. My kids have two-tiered lunchboxes, but now I’m thinking about ordering one or two of these as well.

Today, I’m offered a brand-spanking-new bento from BalanceDayBags. As you can see, it’s really, really cute!

Look at those cats!

Here’s the product description:

• Fabric: 70 D PVC Nylon • 2 elastic straps in each side to hold drinks, ice packs, and cutlery in place • Enough room in each section to fit a full size sandwich container (upright), drink, and a couple of snacks! • Fits any lunch size thermos: You can keep your hot food on one side and cold on the other! • Uniquely and carefully designed to fit into all backpacks, but still hold more litterless containers than any other lunch bag! • Easy to clean high quality vinyl shell, insulated easy to clean liner

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below telling me your child’s favorite packed lunch. (I’m always looking for new ideas!)

And guess what — Leigh is offering a free bento today as well. So make sure you head over to her blog and enter there as well!

Deadline is Tuesday. We’ll announce the two winners on Wednesday!

Freebie Friday: Disney Animated Calendar

Look what I have … *waves box tantalizingly in front you*

Pretty cool, no?

Here’s a description:

Slide the amazing animation picture frame across the calendar page and be thrilled as mIckey Mouse and his friends magically march and frolic their way through the year.

Want it?

Tell me your favorite Disney character in the comments below. Winner announced Wednesday!

A Christmas Freebie Friday: The Gifts

If, like me, you’re trying to stress to your children that Christmas is about not just getting, but giving, here’s a book that may help further your efforts. Since the holiday is so close, this is going to be a quick and dirty contest. Leave a comment below explaining how you emphasize the giving aspect of Christmas and I’ll draw a name and announce a winner Sunday.

Mia is almost ready for Christmas — all she needs now is a Christmas tree. But on her way home with the three, an old man slips right in front of her. Of course, Mia stops to help him up. Then she meets a little boy who has lost his hat. Mia can’t just let him stand there crying. When she finally gets home, it is too late to get a Christmas tree. Or is it? This magical story about the true spirit of Christmas giving is sure to become a holiday favorite.

Arkie Mama: Freebie Friday

Up for grabs — a Brainy Baby ABC’s DVD, ages 2-5 years, used only one time for a review.

Free DVD

Free DVD

My review will run in a few weeks. But since I’m done with the DVD, I’m holding a little contest on this here ol’ blog.

Leave me a comment describing the cleverest, brainiest scheme your little one has ever pulled off. Or attempted to pull off. I love hearing stories about the toddler set’s efforts to dupe the parents.

I’ll pick a winner Tuesday!