Parent Pal An Online Resource for Moms and Dads

*This is a sponsored post, I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.*

When becoming a parent it is hard work but the most rewarding. The truth is, sometimes those of us raising kids could use a little advice. And with mom and dad living far away, wouldn’t it be great to have a trusty friend nearby. That’s where Parent Pal comes in. Parent Pal, from ShopYourWay.com/ParentPal, is a free service that offers real-time, personalized guidance and advice on topics and products related to raising children. Experienced, knowledgeable moms and dads respond to inquires via text or email within minutes. They draw from personal experience, best-practice guidance, recent research, and top parent communities to provide actionable parenting tips and product suggestions intended to make every parent’s life easier. They’re even many parent bloggers who have created their own blogs to help others out there.

familypic20152

When I became pregnant with my first son, I knew I would have many questions because it was a new experience for me. I would go through times where I wish my mom could’ve been here with me instead of over 1000 miles away in another state. I didn’t get the chance to go shopping with her to help me pick out the things I would need or what most of the things where to be used for. My biggest fear I felt when I became a new mom was breastfeeding. I know in the hospital they show you the correct way and what to expect, but after getting home I always wondered how many times was he suppose to be eating, when I should’ve pumped milk and would he still be getting enough to eat if I was pumping to. Instead I had to rely on my instincts and the love for internet to search for answers to my questions. The great thing about the internet is that there are other moms and dads out there that have the same question or even other questions that I didn’t know about so I was steadily learning.

syw

Becoming a parent you are learning new stuff everyday whether it’s your first or third child because there are so many new things and information that its hard to keep up. I am glad there is a place where not only moms and dads can go but also grandparents and babysitters to get their questions answered because their are experienced moms and dads who have been there. We all have questions and it doesn’t every hurt to ask questions or ask for help. I am glad I found Parent Pal so that I can share with all of my moms, dads, grand parents, babysitters who need their questions answered right away and family and friends can’t always be there when you need them but Parent Pal can. 

Anyone can use the service, and perhaps, be invited to be a Parent Pal too! Shop Your Way Members will be directed to relevant products that will help them with their parenting needs.

Was there a time you needed advice or a question answered right away and could’ve used Parent Pal?

Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received compensation for the above posting. All opinions are my own.

Shop Your Way: Want It. Win It. Now! Sweepstakes #WinWhatYouWant

*This is a sponsored post, I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.*

The gift giving season is quickly upon us and that means shopping. Since having children I’ve always found them easy to please, of course they all want toys or games. What really makes buying gifts difficult is when you start purchasing for family and even friends. We try to rack our brains thinking what gift would fit them, or what can they use. These are questions you ask yourself standing in the store aisles that are never ending. You don’t want to be the person who gives the odd gift, but the person who gives the gift that you see makes the recipient happy to have received. I know at some point in our lives we have all received a gift or gifts that we didn’t like or want. I mean our parents have all bought us socks and underwear for Christmas. Even I know the disappointment in that because I watch it every year on my kids face when they receive such gifts from me or even from family members because I know they could use it. They may not want it but it is a must have for them and later on they give thanks.

sywwin

Have you ever received a gift that you knew immediately that it wasn’t you or that you didn’t like it? Thankfully this year you can get what you asked for or like with the all new Win What You Want Sweepstakes from Shop Your Way. This holiday season Shop Your Way is giving millions of their members the chance to win what they want by creating a wishlist on Shop Your Way, then enter the Want it? Win It. Now! Sweepstakes and find out instantly if you’ve won what you want. The Win What You Want campaign runs now until 11/17. Participation is free. Just join the Shop Your Way community to get started and not only enter sweepstakes, but also receive digital coupons, special pricing and more. This is also a great way to set up catalogs to share with family and friends.

The boys have been asking for DVD’s to put in the car. I have tried several in the past and even received a set as a gift only for them not to work. I would really like to get them Sylvania Portable 9in Dual Screen DVD player ($186.87).

Or some things I have been wanting for myself but benefits everyone in the family.

LG Electronics Washer/Dryer Combo 4.3 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency All-in-One Washer and Electric Ventless Dryer ($1710)

Electrolux 30″ Induction Double-Oven Slide-In Electric Range ($3549)

This is just two of the items that I really want and are expensive. With Shop Your Way Win What You Want sweepstakes let’s you choose products ranging between $50-$150 that you could possibly win. Even though I did not win a item on my wishlist I did win points that I can use towards my next purchase. It’s still a win, win.

Don’t let those gifts get you this year, head over and enter the sweepstakes and get the gift you really want. Visit shopyourway.com/winnow. Also, check out my catalogs, you are sure to find something you love.

What is one item you would love to win?

 

 

Shop Online at Shop Your Way for All Your Needs

*This is a sponsored post, I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.*

Do you love shopping for your favorite products and always try to find the best deals. At Shop Your Way you do just that. You can shop online to find the best deals on the products you love. Not only are you getting the best deals but also earning rewards while you shop. syw

Shop Your Way is a free and instant member based loyalty program and social shopping community that offers rewards, unique experiences and personalized services. The integrated retail platform creates new convenience for members by connecting all of the ways to shop – in store, online, by phone, or at home. Members are able to browse, review and purchase items, create wish lists to share with family and friends, seek advice and enter daily sweepstakes. In addition, Shop Your Way members have access to celebrity brand pages including Adam Levine and Nicki Manaj. Members can also earn and redeem points based on your purchases and tracking health movement through fitstudio.com Points for Progress program.

The key benefits of becoming a Shop Your Way member is:
Earn and Redeem Points
Exclusive deals and coupons
In-Store deal app
Free 2-Day Shipping
Play sweeps and earn prizes
Unique VIP perks
Hot trends from Personal Shoppers

I love shopping with Shop Your Way because I can find the best deals and if I need help searching for something or have a question I can always ask a personal shopper. With the holidays coming up it’s really never to early to start planning ahead. Since my husband and I starting hosting our family gatherings during the holidays, I always have to make sure that I have everything I need and want ahead of time. I’ve been searching for a coffee table to put in our living room and narrowed my search down to two. I couldn’t make up my mind and needed help with some questions I had about them. I contacted a personal shopper who was ready to answer all of my questions, offer advice and help me make the ultimate decision. We compared the two tables and finally made my decision. Even though I had to spend a little more than I wanted I was able to get the table I was looking for and wanted.

Now, that I have my table on the way, it’s time I start browsing for bakeware and decorations to add to my collections.

If you are looking for an easier way to shop online for your favorite brands Shop Your Way can help. Become a Shop Your Way Member and take advantage of all the amazing offers, products and services at no cost available through Shop Your Way at shopyourway.com.

Receive an exclusive offer for Shop Your Way members only: When you spend $499 or more at Sears, Kmart, or shopyourway.com, get 10% off plus $25 in points (25,000 points).

Visit shopyourway.com to view all the products, services and partners they have at your service.

Use Shop Your Way® for all your Back to School Needs

*This is a sponsored post, I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.*

Use Shop Your Way® for all your Back to School Needs

It is almost that time for all the kids to head back to school. Whether they are starting their first day or looking forward to their senior year, we all have to start Back to School Shopping. Shop Your Way® provides unlimited products to help meet the need to shop all in one place without fighting the shopping crowds in store. Membership is free and easy to sign up.
b2school

The Shop Your Way® program rewards members for buying the products and services they need and want everyday. With a network of retail partners and service providers, members can shop thousands of brands, compare and purchase items, and earn points to use on future purchases. Members also have access to special pricing, sales and events as well as digital coupons they can load directly to their account. What are you waiting for? Take advantage of these great benefits while shopping for your favorite products and earning rewards.

Benefits for becoming a member are awesome!

  • Earn and Redeem Points – Earn valuable points on all the brands and products you buy. Redeem your points and save on the things you want.
  • Personal Shopper – Find what you are looking for fast. Make shopping easier with free personalized advice from an expert.
  • Sweepstakes – Win points, products and the prizes you want most.
  • Shop Your Way Max® Save with free 2-day shopping on tons of items with Shop Your Way Max®
  • Coupons and Deals – Save on brands you want with personalized coupons and deals.

syw1

I just started browsing around on the web for prices on Back to School products. We are sending our children to private school this year, and want to make sure they have everything they need before school starts. When you shop Back to School where do you buy supplies and clothing? Shop Your Way® has both supplies, clothing, backpacks and more to help your child get ready to head back to school. I have picked out the boys some shorts, shirts, shoes, backpacks and even school supplies. I have even created boards similar to Pinterest, and can save all the products I like and want for future purchases. I usually shop at Old Navy for most of the boys clothes but why shop in store when I can shop online through Shop Your Way® and earn points towards future purchases. I am always looking for ways to save money especially having three kids. We all know kids go through clothes and shoes faster than we can buy them because they are steadily growing. I also was able to score deals on school supplies without visiting the stores.

schoolsywOn Shop Your Way® all the Old Navy products are marked down to reasonably good prices that are better than store deals.

Shop Your Way® is the way to go when shopping for items you want and need. Earn rewards for your future purchases and cash them in anytime you shop. Visit shopyourway.com to view all the products, services and partners they have at your service.

syw

About Shop Your Way: Shop Your Way is a free and instant member based loyalty program and social shopping community that offers rewards, unique experiences and personalized services. The integrated retail platform creates new convenience for members by connecting all of the ways to shop – in store, online, by phone, or at home. Members are able to browse, review and purchase items, create wish lists to share with family and friends, seek advice and enter daily sweepstakes. In addition, Shop Your Way members have access to celebrity brand pages including Adam Levine and Nicki Manaj. Members can also earn and redeem points based on your purchases and tracking health movement throughfitstudio.com Points for Progress program.

*This is a sponsored post, I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.*

 

Let Shop Your Way Moving help you create the perfect backyard oasis. #SYWMoving

*This is a sponsored post, I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.*syw

May through September is the peak of moving season. One of the first things perspective buyers look at is the yard. Is your yard landscaped to maximize curb appeal? Does your backyard look like the oasis everyone would clamor to have? While a great yard will help add value to your home, why shouldn’t you have the yard you dream of even before you sell?

When the times comes to make that move, Shop Your Way Moving is a convenient and simple way to manage through the process. It’s an unprecedented online experience, providing Shop Your Way members with a virtual hub of products, services and advice all related to moving. From moving supplies to services and even service storage solutions, Shop Your Way Moving has everything to make the exciting transition to a new home as easy and seamless as possible.

Close up of male hand packing cardboard box, concept moving house

Photo Credit: DollarPhotoClub

I know when we first started planning the layout and blue prints to build our home I had to think about what kind of yard I wanted to have. What would help make our landscape blend in with the living in the country. I knew we would not live on the road but back in the woods, but I wanted our visitors to adore our landscape as well as our home. After our home was built we hired a local former landscaper to help us figure out what plants, trees, bushes and flowers would look amazing. He wrote down a list of everything and I researched to get an idea of what everything would look like and he told us his opinions on the best places to put them. After we put in our irrigation system we had the sod delivered and laid out, then came our planting the bushes and flowers. After the mulch was put down and all was planted I couldn’t believe how much the landscape added to the cabin. It really is true a beautiful yard makes a beautiful home. Now, I would like to look into getting  more outdoor decor, new patio furniture for our screened in porch area and something to add to our grilling area. I am not sure what just yet but I am going to get Shop Your Way Moving advisors opinions so I can purchase before our next gathering next month.HouseCollage

Shop Your Way Moving is a great place to get suggestions and design solutions to help prep the space you’re leaving as well as the space you are moving into. From creating a temporary backyard scape, to adding a grill for added flair, to including outdoor decor. There are Moving Advisors at your service so you can sit back and relax and let them take care of the hassles. The Moving Advisors can help with any aspect of the moving process. Visit Shop Your Way Moving to view all products, that could help you build out your backyard oasis or add the curb appeal to your front yard.

AdviceSYW

Special Offer: Receive an exclusive offer for Shop Your Way members: When you spend $499 or more at Sears, Kmart, or shopyourwaymoving.com, get 10% off plus $25 in point (25,000)

Become a Shop Your Way Member and take advantage of all the amazing offers, products and services at no cost available through Shop Your Way Moving here: shopyourway.com/moving.

About Shop Your Way: Shop Your Way is a free and instant member based loyalty program and social shopping community that offers rewards, unique experiences and personalized services. The integrated retail platform creates new convenience for members by connecting all of the ways to shop – in store, online, by phone, or at home. Members are able to browse, review and purchase items, create wish lists to share with family and friends, seek advice and enter daily sweepstakes. In addition, Shop Your Way members have access to celebrity brand pages including Adam Levine and Nicki Manaj. Members can also earn and redeem points based on your purchases and tracking health movement throughfitstudio.com Points for Progress program. 

Visit shopyourway.com/moving to view all the products, services and partners they have at your service. You’ll find tips to help from budgeting for the move, best ways to pack a moving timeline and checklist.

What is your dream yard? How would you like to upgrade your yard that you always wanted?

Shop Your Way Moving provides less stress and hassle! #sywmoving

*This is a sponsored post, I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.*

syw

About Shop Your Way: Shop Your Way is a free and instant member based loyalty program and social shopping community that offers rewards, unique experiences and personalized services. The integrated retail platform creates new convenience for members by connecting all of the ways to shop – in store, online, by phone, or at home. Members are able to browse, review and purchase items, create wish lists to share with family and friends, seek advice and enter daily sweepstakes. In addition, Shop Your Way members have access to celebrity brand pages including Adam Levine and Nicki Manaj. Members can also earn and redeem points based on your purchases and tracking health movement through fitstudio.com Points for Progress program.

Did you know that May through September is the highest peak in the moving season? Who knew moving could be such a headache. When moving there is so much to do and plan on top of your every day list of things you have to do. With Shop Your Way Moving, not only does it provide access to services that can assist you with storage, lodging, repairs, movers, reserving a truck and cleaning, they can also help you when you’re ready to shop for moving products, items for your new home or even schedule junk removal. It is also a place where you can go for suggestions and design solutions for new spaces including new appliance recommendations, kitchen design, garage organization. There are moving Advisors at your services so you can sit back and relax and let them take care of all the hassles. Shop Your Way Moving is here to help have a smooth transition to your new home.

Moving Boxes

The year before last we had a pipe bust in our log cabin, we had to move to our lake house until our house was fixed. I had to pack up only the things we would need for a few months and it was such a headache. The things I had to do and places I had to go to get supplies was such a hassle. I had to drive around town to dumpsters looking for boxes that have not been broken down yet, ask stores to keep boxes set aside for me to pick up, search for newspapers for wrapping my dishes, oh and did I mention moving is my worst night mare and I hope I never have to do it again. My least favorite part about moving is packing and then unpacking. If your only moving and needing to take certain things, its hard to decide what you are going to need to take with you and once you are there you unpack all of your things, only to realize you packed something you needed that is headed to storage or when you are packing to move to another location for good, you realize just how much stuff you have accumulated over the years. I can say that if I ever do have to move again or know of someone who is moving I am definitely going to send them to Shop Your Way Moving so they can have help and eliminate the stress and dealings of moving.Moving Supplies

A recommended list of supplies that you could use are lots of boxes (you can never have to many boxes), bubble wrap, newspaper, scissors, permanent marker, tape, brown paper. Take the hassle out of packing and worrying about supplies by using Shop Your Way Moving.

Become a Shop Your Way Member and take advantage of all the amazing offers, products and services at no cost available through Shop Your Way Moving at shopyourway.com/moving.

Receive an exclusive offer for Shop Your Way members only: When you spend $499 or more at Sears, Kmart, or shopyourway.com, get 10% off plus $25 in points (25,000 points).

Visit shopyourway.com/moving to view all the products, services and partners they have at your service. You’ll find tips to help from budgeting for the move, best ways to pack a moving timeline and checklist.

Do you have any funny or disastrous moving tales? We would love to hear about them. Don’t have any, that’s okay tell us about your least favorite part about moving.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!