21 Sep

Moms Helping Moms

There is one thing around the world in which we can all agree upon, the love a mom has for her babies is unmatched. Politics, religion, culture, country, social status or money plays no role when it comes to mommyhood and the unending love she has for her children.

Like every other mom before me, I never experienced or understood (or expected) the depth of true unconditional love until I had children myself. I want to ensure my children have all their needs (and a lot of their wants) filled, I would go so far to sacrifice my own wants to ensure the kids get theirs. I can not even begin to imagine what it would feel like as a mother to be unable to deliver on the most simple needs like feeding my own child.

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Tilda is a brand that helps moms-to-be around the world get the basic nutrition required while growing their little Bundle of Joy. With every bag of Tilda rice bought, an expecting mom will get a nourishing meal who otherwise may have an empty belly (other than their growing baby).
Not only do I think the concept is amazing the Tilda bismati rice has also been a huge hit with my little eaters.

I was nervous to make the Tilda rice at first because (confession time here….) I have only been successful at making minute rice. I followed the directions exactly, which included letting the rice soak for 1/2 hour, and after cooking I had perfect, fluffy bismati rice that I made. The girls enjoyed it so much they went for extra servings and the leftovers were perfect for a homemade soup.

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The Moms Helping Moms promise that Tilda has made is an easy one for this mom and family to support. I wish every mom and mother-to-be around the world is as fortunate as I have been, but in reality, it’s not the case. Purchasing Tilda rice is an easy way to make a huge difference for an expecting mom and baby.

Giveaway:

Want to be part of the mission? Tilda is giving 2 lucky readers a chance to try out their bismati rice.

To Enter:

Make a comment below about how fortunate you feel or other ways you help those in need.

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Tweet about this campaign … (With a link to this giveaway in your tweet) and leave the link to your tweet below.

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Make a comment on another post and let me know which one you posted on below.

Giveaway closes October 5th @ 11:59pm AST. Open to canada.

**Disclosure: this post is sponsored, but I do feel this is a great message to send out to readers. We have rice for dinner regularly and by purchasing Tilda I’ll be helping a mom and baby to be. All thoughts are my own and your thoughts and experience may be different – and that’s ok! That’s what’s makes us unique & special.

“Low birth weight can seriously affect babies’ physical and cognitive development, so it is essential that they receive vital nutrition from the start.” -Tilda

14 Sep

Pay as you go is the way to go

It took a number of math equations before I could accept this upcoming statement as truth: It’s been 16 years since I’ve graduated high school. Gasp! Yes, I’ve almost spent as many years out of school as I did in school. I have to admit the last few years have gone by twice as quick. During my time in school, I probably didn’t appreciate the good things, it wasn’t until I was actually out of school and into the ‘real world’ that those good things were apparent.

Looking back, the best thing about school was the beginning and the end. Every year when September rolls around you have the ability to create new dreams, to get rid of old habits and create new ones with fresh new school supplies, new teachers and maybe even new friends. When you join the real world there’s no beginning and there’s no end – it just continues year after year. You can get into a real cycle of beginning and no end, just accepting things as they are. That’s why, even though I’m not in school anymore and September means new things as a mom, I still make the forced effort to scrutinize myself and choices.

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My husband and I have been using PC® mobile prepaid plans for at least 5 years now, and at least once a year, we look at other cell phone plans to ensure we’re getting the best deal. And every year, it’s confirmed, for us the PC® mobile prepaid plans are unmatched by any other plan out there.

For us, there are many benefits to using a prepaid plan. While we have to buy our phones outright, we get to set our own plan and choose the features that we need, and it’s not dependent on when a contract is up, which is my favourite benefit. We also only pay for services that we actually use, such as texting and phone calls. This means we have to put on our thinking caps when it comes to some services, but with private messaging through social media, it can be months before we spend what many pay for in just one month.

So this new school year (whether you are returning to school or have been out a number of years and are in denial like I am…although I don’t think I’d want to go back to those old brick phones…), think about your current mobile plan, usage and what it costs.

While you’re at it, also think about your cell phone etiquette, and the example you’re setting for your kids (current or future cell phone users). According to a recent national Leger survey conducted for
PC® mobile, 75 per cent of adult respondents admit to breaking at least one social rule – or law – with their mobile phone use. And guess what, parents are among the worst offenders according to the survey, with 90 per cent of those with kids in the home admitting to bad behaviour. That’s it moms and dads, you’re grounded!

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Texting while driving, phones at the dinner table…All things that young texters are taking in and learning from the best – us. Even my 6 year old will remind me to put my cell down during dinner when I’m updating my fitness apps. Cell phones are an important part of society today, but we can’t forget the importance of using them wisely.

About the survey
The PC® mobile survey was completed using Leger’s online panel, LegerWeb, between July 25 and July 29, 2014 with a representative sample of 1,336 Canadians. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of ± 2.5%, 19 times out of 20.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of PC® mobile. The opinions on this blog are my own.