Friday, October 24, 2014

Fundraising Through Pear for Preeclampsia Research #JohnsonvilleSponsors

This is a sponsored post where all money raised will be donated to preeclampsia research.

When I was pregnant with my second child I was very sick from the second I saw those 2 pink lines. Hyperemisis, weight loss, exhaustion, you name it I had it. When I was around 25 weeks pregnant I began to feel some type of pressure in my chest and blew it off as indigestion. After going a week feeling really crappy I went to my then OB who diagnosed me with gallstones and gallbladder issues. 

At 26 weeks pregnant I was admitted to the High Risk Floor with preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome after almost loosing my life and my unborn child's life. 

I recently learned about Pear's Johnsonville Charity Support Program that can help fundraising efforts to help with additional research about preeclampsia. I will be donating the funds that I raise through my Pear to the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Cherry Hill location. 

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Here is some info about how this works:
 If you are in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Baltimore areas, your social network can help raise $1,000 or more toward a charity of your choice! How? By getting sponsored by Johnsonville on Pear! Not a part of a group but your child is? You still qualify! To get started, create a sponsorship page on Pear & invite friends to join in. The more people who join, the more money your group can earn toward charity!

Campaigns to raise money through Pear only last 10 days to spreading the word is crucial. You don't need to reach the full $1,000. What you raise is what you will receive for your cause. At the end of 10 days you can cash out and donate to your favorite 501c3 organization.

The qualifying charities are 
sports team
not for profit or caused based organization

Age Ranges:
 13-17, 18-24, 25-35, 36-54, 55+

Our sponsorship is now live on Pear so please help us reach our goal . We only have 9 days left. 

Even better is that if you start your own Pear, the folks at Pear will add $50 to it automatically if you create one by clicking your preferred program link!

Feeln Review & #Giveaway 5 Winners! @FEELN

* Disclosure: Party of 5 received complimentary subscription in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. *

As a family of 6 we tend to watch a lot of movies. Finding something that is appropriate for all of us is often a big challenge. 

Here comes Feeln! Feeln is a new subscription streaming service from Hallmark, which 
targets families looking for great movies to watch together. This comes from Hallmark so you can be sure that the movies you choose for your family are family oriented!

You can check out on Roku or any mobile device and the best part is it's really affordable. You can't beat great quality family time and affordability! Just how affordable you ask?

For just $3.99 mo for an annual subscription where I can find movies that I can enjoy on my own like those tear jerking chick flicks, family friendly movies for the whole family, or even movies for my husband. has something for everyone.

Party of 5 is so excited to be able to give away 5 annual subscriptions plus some awesome Feeln swag!

No purchase necessary. Open USA residents, Eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. One lucky winner will be chosen using One entry per household and IP address. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Cheating will not be tolerated, and entries will be verified for accuracy. Party of 5 is not responsible for prize distribution

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halo Sleep Sack #Giveaway @HaloSleepSack

October is SIDS Awareness month. SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants one month to one year.  
According to a recent article on Today, SIDS and other sleep related deaths are the third leading cause of infant mortality in the US. After the first month of a baby’s life, they are the leading cause.  

Here are some tips from HALO 
  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  •  Room-share, but don’t bed share; the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend against bed sharing as it can lead to an increased risk for accidental suffocation.
  • Use a crib or bassinet that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
  • Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers, pillows and positioners). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
  • Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
  • Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
  • Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
  • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked. 
  • More information can be found at

During SIDS Awareness Month in October, HALO is running “30 Days of Giveaways” on their Facebook page. Each Friday, a HALO Bassinet will be given away.

Party of 5 is giving away a HALO 100% Cotton SleepSack® ! Open to US AND CANADA!!

Vtech Holiday Giveaway from @wereparents & @vtechtoys

Welcome to the VTECH
Holiday Toy Giveaway
Hosted by: We're Parents!?
Sponsored by: VTech

Have kids? Grandkids? Nieces? Nephews? Then I think you should enter this awesome giveaway hosted by We're Parents!?

We're here to make your Holiday Shopping a little easier this year by offering ONE lucky reader a chance to win these FOUR fabulous toys from VTECH! Valued at over $130, it's the perfect way to get your shopping started (or finished if your an early bird!).  All four of these toys are recommended for 12 months to 36 months and are perfect learning and educational toys with VTECH's high quality!

Here's what one person will win:
  • Chomp & Count Dino™
  • Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser™
  • Grow-Along Music Center™
  • Smart Shots Sports Center™.   
VTech Chomp & Count Dino (Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $19.99)
  • Your child will learn about colors, numbers, and food with the adorable new Chomp & Count Dino. 
VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser (Ages 6-36 months, MSRP: $39.99)
  • This 2-in-1 toy grows with your children and transforms from a floor play toy with detachable steering wheel activity panel to an exciting toy.
VTech Grow-Along Music Center (Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $29.99)
  • Your children can pretend to be musicians and sing along to the music with the Grow-Along Music Center.
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center (Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $39.99)
  • You can cheer on your little sports stars with the Smart Shots Sports Center. This electronic sports center features a soccer goal and basketball hoop for a fun 2-in-1 experience.
Larisha from We're Parents!? had the opportunity to review the products herself and you can read her full review here.

Stay connected with VTECH
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BUY IT!  You can purchase the toys mentioned at many retailers or directly from by clicking on the links below!

Ready for the giveaway? One lucky reader is going to win all of the toys listed above! 
Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and ends on 11/5/14 at 11:59PM EST. One entry per person/household/IP address.
Enter using the simple Giveaway Tools from below. Good luck!

Disclosure: We're Parents!? received the product free of charge in exchange for this review/giveaway. We're Parents!? and the blogs participating are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. We were not compensated in any way for the promotion of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway at