Win a $150 Visa Gift Card

Welcome to the $150 Visa Gift Card giveaway event!

This event is hosted by: Lil’ Blog and
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Freebies Mom
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This great group of bloggers have come together to bring one awesome giveaway prize, to one lucky winner! We are very happy to have a $150 Visa gift card up for grabs!

Thank you for stopping by for this giveaway event!!  Im so excited.. and Good Luck!!  

The Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive
a $150 Visa Gift Card.

Click HERE to enter the Giveaway!!

  Disclosure:  The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Lil’ Blog and More will be sending the prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway.  This giveaway starts March 23, 2017, and will end on April 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form. Open to Worldwide entries.

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Free coupon for Lemi Shine

Check out this amazing new offer from Lemi Shine. You can now claim a full size cleaning product for them. This freebie has a value of up to $4.49. Getting this freebie is simple. Visit them, fill out the form with your name and address and they will send out a free VIP coupon that is good for a free full size Lemi Shine product worth up to $4.49. Please keep in mind the offer ends on 3/21 at 5pm CST or when they run out of coupons

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To Die For Pancakes 


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Hershey’s Kisses Stuffed Pancakes with Bananas and Chocolate Syrup

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Irish Potato Pancakes with a Poached Egg

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Maple Bourbon Whipped Cream

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Vanilla Pancakes with Honey, Pineapple, and Toasted Coconut

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Icing

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Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes with Fresh Whipped Cream

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Nutella Stuffed Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries

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S’Mores Pancakes

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What are your favorite pancake recipes? Tell me in the comments below!

New Giveaways!

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I just wanted to make sure you were aware that I updated how I add giveaways to the blog.  I didn’t want everyone getting an email every-time I make a post about one (because there are a lot) — so I add them THROUGHOUT the day as I find them here —>  CLICK HERElk1

Make sure you are checking back DAILY for all the new ones.  Note:  I would write down the ONE TIME entries that you enter somewhere, that way you don’t re-enter.

Good Luck — and HAPPY WINNING!

PS.  If you know of any giveaways not listed, please email me at, and I will do my best to add it to the list.  I would love to promote more blog giveaways!



Thanks, Elizabeth

You are not the only parent who is loosing their s**t!

This post is for all the new moms out there who are feeling like they just can’t win!  For the moms who sit in the kitchen crying because they just lost their s**!… and are wondering how other moms do it so perfectly!  

I’m here to tell you that it is a lie.  There is no perfect mom.  There isn’t even a sort-of perfect mom.  We are all flawed human beings who are doing the best we can – moment by moment, learning as we go.


I’m adding a few of my now treasured pictures to this post to prove my point. — you are welcome. 

Looking back at these pictures I can recall feeling like the worst parent ever!  I would cry — scream, completely loose my mind!  I felt like I was the only one…

We are bombarded as patents with data left and right that tells us just how horrible we are doing!  Fb comments, how how to’s, books, the looks at the grocery store- — oh, the looks!

It took several years before I started to realize that I am not a terrible mom.   Infact, I still have to remind myself daily.  This is why I’m sharing with you! .. Despite how your brain makes you feel, you are not a worthless parent.. and other moms are not perfect!  It is a lie that we tell ourselves, no…to tortue ourselves.   STOP IT.  Remove the chains and doubt.  You are not alone.   Trust me it will make parenting so much easier!

The best piece of advice that I can give a new mom is to “let it go”.  Trust, and let it go.  You can’t control everything. 

Everyday you are going to be bombarded with something.. something that is going to send you over the edge in anger, overwelm you, or send you in the dumps… .  DONT LET IT WIN!

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These things are going to happen.  Trust me.  If it hasn’t happened yet, it will.  Just remember, when it does down…remain calm.  AND if you don’t, so what!  Take a time out, and come back and try again.  It is not a big deal.  Your kids will forgive you and it will be a learning experience for everyone.  AND it will probably be a lesson that will need to be addressed MANY times.  Hell, I’m still working on it!  TRUST ME!


These situations seem like the worst thing in the moment!  But, I promise you in the future they will bring a smile to your face.  It will pass.  It hasn’t in my house quiet yet, but they are now able to help me clean up the blunders.  I redirect them and show them better was to use their talents.


I now see these moments as my wonderful, beautiful kids personalities.  They are learning, growing, experimenting, and being  their creative selves.  You are an awesome parent, and you are doing the best that you can.  You don’t have to be perfect.  Your kids will get in trouble…they are human just like you.

Parenting isn’t easy, it is a daily struggle.  But it is a learning experience for everyone.  And it is okay to let your kids see you as human and flawed.  Don’t let it eat you up.  Life is wonderful that way!  It is important to show you kids how to handle life in the good and the bad, and to learn from our mistakes.

Enjoy every second of parenting, it goes by so fast!  And you will look back at these times with fond memories.  Learn, and grow WITH you kids….

And remember as you are crying in the kitchen, or screaming (and then calming down) … you are not the only one who is loosing their s***t!