International Women's Day: A message to the ladies out there.

Did you know that March 8th is International Women's Day? I don't think I even knew this specific holiday existed! Thanks to our friends at EdenFantasys I've become aware, and it's posed a question for me.

Depending on the region and culture, this holiday ranges from men showing love and appreciation  towards women to honoring women's economic, political, and social achievements. Talk about a beefy holiday!


So, in honor of the upcoming holiday, I ask this question: What does it mean to you to be a woman?

The Great Swag Swap Hop {Giveaway}



Welcome to The Great Swag Swap Giveaway Hop hosted by Gypsy Mama Logsand Mama goes BAM. This is a special event to thank you our readers, and is your 2nd chance to get your hands on some of the best swag from some of your favorite bloggers.
The event begins at 12:01 AM February 29 & ends 11:59 PM March 7th!!

Serial Access Mom is giving away a BEAUTY PACKAGE to one lucky winner!

Honor The Earth Hop Signups

Honor the Earth

Happy Mothering and DeDa Studios proudly present the “Honor the Earth” Giveaway Hop from April 15th 12:01 AM EST to April 22nd 11:59 PM EST and are accepting signups now.


Serial Access Mom will be participating in this great Earth Day giveaway hop! Each participating blog will host a giveaway for this event. Once you've entered one, hop around to all the other great blogs and enter to win their prizes, as well! Have a blog? Sign up today!

~Sam

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce {Recipe, Review + Giveaway}

I guess you could say I've been a "long time follower" of Country Bob's. I've seen them around for quite some time, heard stories of the fabulous recipes online, and participated in giveaways on their Facebook page for a chance to win some All Purpose Sauce. And now, I finally have the pleasure of saying that I've tried it, and it is AMAZING!

The Birthday Chronicle {Review}

Ever wondered what the newspaper looked like the day you were born? Now you can print out your own copy! (Well, as close to the actual paper as possible) Introducing The Birthday Chronicle:


Wholesale Keychain {Review + Giveaway}

If you're looking for a unique gift (even for yourself), WholesaleKeychain.com is the place to go!


TruKid {Review + Giveaway}

While choosing green-friendly products for myself and the house is high on the priority list, doing so for my little man is even more important. The saying goes something like "What you put on the body goes in the body," and the saying rings especially true for little boys who put everything in their mouths!

I'm pleased to present to you TruKid, Healthy skincare for kids. TruKid products are natural, non-toxic, and ALWAYS free of parabens, phthalates, gluten, BPA, SLS, petroleum, fragrances, and any harsh chemicals.

February Freebies Hop ~ $25 EdenFantasys GC {Giveaway}

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Welcome to the
February Freebies Giveaway Hop
February 18-21
Each participating blogger is hosting their own giveaway, with prizes worth at least $20. Be sure to hop through the list below and visit them all to enter to win!

Didn't get what you wanted for Valentine's Day? Buy it yourself with a $25 giftcard to EdenFantasys.com!

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

Fitness Friday ~ Just the basics

So, just the basics today.
Been feeling quite bogged-down lately, with reviews, with baby-care, and with life in general.

Still eating healthy (most of the time) and maintaining some form of physical activity daily, even if it's just a few spurts of jumping jacks. Very much needing to get back into the daily exercise list again.

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Win big on Valentine's Day!



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Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Here's to hoping that everyone gets to spend some time with loved ones today, be it spouse, children, or other.

We have TWO giveaways ending today, and two more ending in a few days. Stop by today and get your entries in!


Baltic Amber Teething Necklace (2/14) US

$25 EdenFantasys GC + Valentines Pkg. (2/14) US

Natural House Cleaners (2/17) US

Newborn Necessities Book (2/16) US

Enjoy the day!

~Sam


Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega D3 {Review}

My palate has never been fish-friendly. Never. Well, with the exception of canned, salty tuna-goodness.

However, with the desire to improve my overall health in mind, I know that it's important to include omega fatty acids in my diet. Essential fatty acids have been found to  The easiest, non-fish-eating way to this is through omega supplements, of course. But then you face a whole slew of questions about brands, quality, potency, and the dreaded "fish burps."

Thankfully, there's Nordic Naturals.

"Since 1995, Nordic Naturals has been setting standards for omega excellence while delivering third-party test results that reveal leading purity and freshness."

EdenFantasys = Motivation?

As odd as that sounds, it's kinda true in my case.

You all know I'm on my "health mission" this year. I think most people will agree that keeping the motivation to continue eating healthy and staying active is the hardest part. So what motivates me?

Other than the fact that I need to be healthy and somewhat fit to keep up with my little "explorer," I want to get my old body back. By old I mean pre-baby, circa 2009. Actually, I'd like to be MUCH more fit than that, even. I keep this picture of myself  just before I left California in 2009 as my desktop background to "remind" me not to sit and loaf.

Sometimes I like to think about all the perfect outfits I'd like to fit into (minus the boobage), and that gives me a kick in the butt to get moving. For instance, did you know that EdenFantasys sells dresses? I had no idea until today! While browsing around the web I came across quite a few that stood out to me.

(Warning: Post has NO NUDITY, but does have a few women in sexy dresses. You've been warned.)

Natural House Cleaners (Review + Giveaway}

Part of my "health mission" this year includes getting rid of harsh chemicals in and around the house, especially necessary now that we have a very curious little man roaming around touching everything. When the opportunity presented itself to review Natural House natural household cleaning products, I was thrilled! Naturally, a few questions arose in my head. How exactly do these work? What type of ingredients are used? How can these be better than industrial-strength cleaners? All will be revealed!


Fitness Friday ~ Menu Planning

Ugh, my first real gain since I've been keeping weekly record of my health mission. I'm determined not to let this get me down, though it is a bit disheartening. Kinda knew it was coming, as I haven't been on top of being physical every day nor eating well. The weigh-in was enough to spur me into action this morning- I did a 30 minute core-strength post-baby workout (review and giveaway soon!)

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Newborn Necessities {Review + Giveaway}

New baby in the house? New baby on the way? Newborn Necessities will make your life 4763265687917689 times easier, guaranteed!

Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate Is Waiting {Review + Giveaway}


Marla Martenson, a Beverly Hills matchmaker, enlightens us with her wit and insight into the world of dating in her book Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate Is Waiting.

Winners!

Congratulations to our recent winners!



BPA-free Water Bottle: Cheryl E.
$25 EdenFantasys GC & Syncrohearts: Brandy N.
$100 Giveaway Event: Teressa O.
$500 Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event: Brandi E.

Many thanks to all for reading Serial Access Mom! Welcome to our new readers!

Have you entered our current giveaways?

Teething Tots {Review + Giveaway}

As adults, we know that there are few things worse than an ongoing toothache. If only we could remember the pain and frustration of teething...ouch! Luckily, there are Teething Tots natural Baltic amber necklaces to help!


"Amber is fossilized sap which contains trace amounts of succinic acid, a known anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. The warmth from the skin releases the active ingredient in the amber. The active ingredient is quickly absorbed into the blood stream, when worn against the skin, soothing a baby naturally while he or she struggles with the pain of cutting brand new teeth."


Syncrohearts {Review + Giveaway}

Life for today's average couple is hard. Between careers, kids, and different schedules it can be difficult to make alone time for yourself, let alone with your partner. I know from experience! Even though I'm a stay at home mom now, Hubs works the overnight shift and is on a completely different sleep cycle than me and baby Jace. It can be rough waiting for those two nights when we get to sleep in the same bed at the same time, sometimes.

Fitness...Saturday?

I've been slacking, blog-wise and fitness-wise. (Hence the late weekly fitness report and missing one last month.) Slowly working to get back into the super-awesome healthy eating habits of the past month and a half, but it's rough once you get derailed.










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Avoiding April Showers Giveaway Hop Sign-ups





Avoiding April Showers is a Giveaway Hop being hosted by Put A Little Umbrella In Your DrinkSeeds of Life, Taking Time for Mommy and And The Little Ones Too. It runs from April 16 - 30. And it's FREE to sign up! Take a peek over HERE to see about participating in this giveaway hop...we'll be there!

~Sam

Earth Day Giveaway Event Sign-ups


There is no better time to be eco-friendly than now! Join me in the Earth Day Event hosted by ShePromotes and Way2Goodlife and sponsored by Eco-Foil from April 12, 12:01 EST to  April 22 11:59 PM EST. Click here for more info.


~Sam

Fall In Love With Fluff {Giveaway Event}

Fall In Love With Fluff - Valentine's Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event
Are you ready to fall in love with fluff
and win $500 of cloth diapers and accessories?!
Welcome to the Fall In Love With Fluff Giveaway Event presented by Daily Mothering and Eco-Crazy Mom! Over 100 blogs are coming together to celebrate our love for fluff with this awesome Valentine’s Day giveaway! We are giving away a Cloth Diaper Prize Pack valued at $500 to one lucky winner!!
Fall In Love With Fluff is sponsored by Sandbox Lane and Kissed By The Moon!

Lucky Clover St Patrick's Giveaway Event Signups


Trista from Anderson’s Angels and Courtney from Joy Of Momma Joyner are excited to host a FUN blog hop event called Lucky Clover St. Patrick’s Event! It will run from 12:02 am EST Saturday, March 17, 2012 through 11:59 pm EST Friday, March 23, 2012. It’s super easy to join in on the fun!

Serial Access Mom will be participating, if you own a blog you should too! Each blog in the hop will be hosting a giveaway valued at $25 or higher, so there are plenty of chances to win! Click the Lucky Clover button for more info on signing up for free!

~Sam

Sexy Costume Discounters {Review}

Looking for something to spice-up your Valentine's Day? Whether at home with a loved one, at a party with friends, or perhaps at a bar lookin' for love, SexyCostumeDiscounters.com's outfits are sure heat things up a bit!

From Our Hearts To Yours Giveaway Event ~ $25 EdenFantasys, Self Help Book, & The Poem Lady



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Welcome to From Our Hearts To Yours hosted by Life With Two Boys, With Our Best, and Mama-Nibbles. There are over 100 bloggers participating in this hop, and each blogger has their own prize package of at least $25 worth of Valentine-related items! So after you have entered my giveaway, I encourage you to hop along and see what the other bloggers are giving away too!

One lucky Serial Access Mom will win a LOVE PACKAGE including:

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store
A $25 gift code to EdenFantasys.com


A copy of Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate Is Waiting
(See sponsor spotlight HERE)
&

A Personalized Valentine's Poem from Jill the Poem Lady!
(See sponsor spotlight HERE)

~Sam

All For Love Giveaway Event ~ $25 EdenFantasys GC & Syncrohearts


Welcome to the All For Love Valentine's Giveaway Hop! This hop will take place February 1-7th, with each participating blog hosting a giveaway of $25+. Enter our giveaway here at Serial Access Mom, then hop to the other 50+ blogs and enter to win some amazing goodies!

Serial Access Mom is giving away a PACKAGE OF LOVE which includes:

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store
A $25 gift code to EdenFantasys.com!

&

Syncrohearts!
(See the Sponsor Spotlight HERE)
~Sam


Crazy Cupid Love Giveaway Event ~ BPA-free Collapsible Water Bottle

Welcome to the Crazy Cupid Love Valentine's Day Giveaway Hop hosted by Just Married with Coupons & Sweep Tight! The Giveaway Hop will take place February 1 – 7, with each participating blog hosting a $10+ giveaway. Enter my giveaway here, then hop to the other 80+ blogs and enter theirs to win some FABULOUS goodies!

Serial Access Mom is giving away an orange BPA-free Collapsible Water Bottle to one lucky winner! Check out the review here: BPA-Free Collapsible Water Bottle Review