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GIVEAWAY! Super Lice Solution

I received a Vamousse Mousse and Shampoo for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.

It’s the louse’s favorite time of year! Kids are coming back from camp and they’re on their way back to school. Their adorable little heads are just asking for lice to make themselves at home. And now news reports claim that lice are resistant to traditional over-the-counter insecticides. All the more reason to choose a natural prevention and treatment product, like Vamousse. We’ve used Vamousse and here’s our review.


We experienced lice once, and it was one time too many. Even the idea of lice was something I refused to face, and I was completely blind-sided when it happened. I had received a free treatment mousse from Vamousse and kept it in the closet, thinking it was only taking up space. I was so very thankful to have that bottle in my closet when it hit because, instead of having to go drugstore shopping, I was able to treat the kids immediately.

There was nothing pleasant about treating lice; however, one 15 minute treatment and a few subsequent shampoos for good measure were effective for us. None of us experienced any unpleasant side effects either, perhaps due to the natural ingredients. Ever since then, I always keep at least a full Vamousse treatment bottle and prevention shampoo in the closet.

Vamousse Lice Treatment


  • Kills lice and eggs fast
  • Single 15-minute treatment, no need to reapply
  • Quick and precise application with easy-to-use mousse
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Pesticide-free

Vamousse Lice Protection Shampoo


  • Gentle daily shampoo kills lice
  • Helps keep your entire family lice free
  • For use during outbreaks at school, prior to camp or sleepovers
  • Allows kids to return to school even after an outbreak has occurred

Vamousse Lice Treatment (MSRP $24.99) is available nationwide at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Kmart, and in some regional chains, including Harris Teeter, and online at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com.  Vamousse Lice Protection Shampoo (MSRP $12.99) is available nationwide at Walmart and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Walmart.com.

GIVEAWAY: Vamousse Lice Treatment and Protection Shampoo

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Kick Off The New School Year with a #StrideRite #Giveaway! #BTS #Fashion #Win

My son received a free pair of kicks from Stride Rite so I could tell you what we think.  All opinions are my own (and his).  Stride Rite also set me up with a giveaway for TWO lucky readers! 


I attended the Momtrends Back-to-School Event in the summer with Stride Rite and had the chance to check out their newest designs for back-to-school shoes.

Stride Rite Stride Rite 2

One thing I LOVE about Stride Rite, is that it’s one-stop-shopping. Not only do they sell Stride Rite brand shoes, but they have other top brands in the store and on the website.  Stride Rite brand is right-on with style and fit, especially in the early years; but when you have different kids, with different taste, you need tons of options.  I’ve been buying Stride Rite brand almost exclusively for my kids until this year when my 1st grader chose Saucony’s Excursion Lace.  He loves the comfort and the cool style, and we’re happy knowing that his feet are supported with quality shoes that are going to last.

Saucony Excursion Lace $50.00

Plus, we didn’t have to shop somewhere else for his little sister!

A good sparkly choice for my little girl!  The Stride Rite SRT Lydia $46.00
A good sparkly choice for my little girl! The Stride Rite SRT Lydia $46.00

Go to the Stride Rite store to have your children’s feet accurately measured and try on lots of trendy styles like the Stride Rite character collections with Transformers, Star Wars, and Marvel.  Then check out the many top brands in stock, like Crocs, Merrill, Saucony, and Sperry.  Or, visit StrideRite.com and shop from home.  Don’t forget to use your Stride Rite Rewards card for benefits like a $10 reward for every $75 spent.


Earn lots of chances to win a free pair of shoes from Stride Rite below. Then, visit Raising Three Ladies for ANOTHER Stride Rite giveaway!

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1st Day of School #BacktoSchool #BTS #FirstGrade


My son finished his first week of first grade yesterday and all is well. We were worried for him because he’s a sensitive soul and because it’s a new school; but the week went off without a hitch! *Giant sigh of relief*  He and a few classmates even helped the principal with the morning announcements on day one!

1st Day of School

And there were no tears!  Well, not from him, anyway.  His poor little sister was heartbroken that she couldn’t join her buddy.  🙁


In good time, little one.

5 #Organizing Tips for #BackToSchool #BTS

Organizing BTS Pin

I did not receive any compensation for this post. I received the Wall Pops White Board Monthly Calendar in my swag bag at the Momtrends Back-to-School Event.

1.  Family Calendar


Organizing Post

Place a big dry erase calendar in a central location, such as the kitchen or family room.  Our favorite is the White Board Monthly Calendar ($14.99) from Wall Pops. This calendar is re-useable peel and stick, so you can put it on the wall.  It’s on our refrigerator now and I just started using it. It comes with a dry erase pen that can be stuck to any surface with velcro.  It’s the biggest calendar I’ve been able to find, which is an important feature for fitting the schedules of all family members.

2.  Homework Command Station

Organizing Pic Drawer

My oldest is 6, so I still want to be in close proximity when he’s doing his homework. Therefore, his homework spot is the dining room table. This can be tricky because the mess can get out of hand, and then the dining room becomes a catch-all for everyone’s paperwork. So, my son has a drawer in the dining room hutch for his often-used supplies.  When he’s not using them, the pile goes right in the drawer.

3.  Lunch Box Command Station

I reserve a shelf in the fridge for my son’s lunch items (juice boxes, cut up carrots, cheese. Not only does this make lunch items easy to grab, it becomes a visual reminder when times are running low.

4.  Permission Slip Inbox

Wall Pockets from The Container Store, $12.99 for a set of two

Set up an inbox for important notices from the school, like permission slips and other forms. The spot should be in a centralized location close to the door, because important papers have a greater chance of disappearing if they have to travel too far in the house.  I’m going to try a hanging inbox from The Container Store this year because I want to keep our tiny desk free of clutter.

5. Purge the Closet

Go through the closet and purge outgrown clothes.  Make a list of what you’re low on (e.g., socks, jeans, headbands, etc.) for your back-to-school clothes shopping. You will surely gather enough outgrown clothes for a generous donation!

What are your top back to school organizing tips?

Back to School with Mabel’s Labels. #BTS #BackToSchool @mabelhood

I received the following product for the purpose of review.  All opinions are my own.

Back-to-School preparation is in full-swing!  I attended the Momtrends back-to-school event and had a fantastic time. You can check out my post about the event at Raising Three Savvy Ladies. One of my favorite back-to-school products from the event is Mabel’s Labels, “Labels for the stuff kids lose!”

Part of the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo
Part of the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo

In my experience, Mabel’s Labels are the best for identifying kids’ supplies, personal items and clothes. You will  need to label items whether your children are in school or day care, and you’ll need a lot of them. I’ve tried masking tape, Sharpie marker, stickers, and other labeling products, but Mabel’s Labels is heads above the rest. I will use them for my son who is in the 1st grade and for my daughter in nursery school.

The Ultimate BTS Combo includes two of these key ring tags too. Great for the lunch box!
The Ultimate BTS Combo includes two of these key ring tags too. Great for the lunch box!

The labels come in multiple sizes, they are resilient to everyday wear-and-tear, and the back-to-school package is plentiful. You’ll need them for pencils and scissors, lunch boxes, clothes, accessories, and more.

They stick on everything! Seen here: Pottery Barn Kids lunch box and water bottle, Crayola crayons and glue stick, Lands End Perfectly Packable Bag, and Spbang snack bag
They stick on everything! Seen here: Pottery Barn Kids lunch box and water bottle, Fiskars Non-Stick scissors, Crayola crayons and glue stick, Lands End Perfectly Packable Bag, and Spbang snack bag.

Now you also can find Mabel’s Labels Write Away Labels (self-laminating, writable sticky labels) at Walmart and Amazon.com. These are so versatile. They’re great to have around the house for those random, must-label moments.

Mabel’s Labels sent me the Back-to-School Combo for my son and daughter and I already started labeling their school supplies.  I’ve used them in the past, and I was so pleased with how well they endured the school year and beyond.

Mabels Labels Collage
This is the girl’s version of Write Away Labels. Look at all the cute icons that are included!

Go to Mabel’s Labels to see the different products available for students of all ages in a wide range of stylish designs. I’m guessing you’ll also want to buy some for yourself, like I do.  You’ll think of endless uses for their new line of household labels, too!

What will you be labeling this back-to-school season?

Be ready for #BackToSchool! #Win Lice Treatment/Prevention Products from @Vamousselice! #Giveaway #BTS


I received the following products for the purpose of review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

Have you received the dreaded “lice letter” before? It’s the one notifying you of a lice outbreak in your child’s school. Immediately your skin crawls and your head starts to itch. What do you do next?!

If your family has the misfortune of a lice infestation, Vamousse makes an easy-to-apply mousse that works in 15 minutes to kill 100% percent of lice and their eggs. Instead of synthetic pesticides, Vamousse uses a non-toxic, pesticide free product with scientific support for its effectiveness in killing lice and eggs. Sounds good to me!

Vamousse Treatment Mousse
Vamousse Treatment Mousse

Now, what if your family doesn’t have lice, but you think it’s only a matter of time if your kids are exposed at school? Or perhaps you’re sending your child to camp or to a sleepover and you know the chances of getting lice is greater than normal. You and your child may never get it but you want to do something to prevent it!

Vamousse makes a lice prevention shampoo for this scenario. It’s free of chemicals so you don’t have to worry about harming your children when they have been exposed to lice but might not be infected.

Vamousse Shampoo
Vamousse Preventative Shampoo

I received a bottle of the Treatment Mousse and a travel-size Prevention Shampoo at the Momtrends Back-To-School-Event. (See my post about the event at Raising Three Savvy Ladies!) They say that the best time to purchase Lice treatment is BEFORE they arrive, so I feel peace of mind having Vamousse in the house just in case. I don’t know what it’s like to use on my head, but it smells pretty good – like eucalyptus.

Vamousse can be purchased over-the-counter in stores, pharmacies, and online, including Walmart and Amazon.com.

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