The Rescue of Duke and Where #HealthyMeetsHappy

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This post is sponsored by Wellness® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the availability of Wellness Complete Health and NEW Complete Health Grain Free Cat Food available at PetSmart, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Neither Wellness or PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.

We welcomed Duke to the family two months ago, adopted straight from a shelter shortly after he was surrendered. What can I really say about the state this cat was in when we first laid eyes on him? He was in poor shape, to say the least. Grossly underweight, and his beautiful, long apricot-colored hair was heavily matted. The volunteer who spoke with us informed us that his entire underside had consisted of so much matting, that they had no choice but to shave it off. To boot, his tail was on the slender side, looking disproportionate to his shape and general size, an indication that his nutrition wasn't where it should be. We knew immediately that there would be a lot of work involved, but we knew where Duke belonged: home.

The "road to recovery" for Duke had to begin with the most essential task: getting him on a wholesome diet that offered the nutrition needed to make him happy and healthy. I knew nothing less than an amazing food would be suitable, considering that our feline friends and other animal companions eat the same food every day---unlike the varied diet that most of their owners maintain. Naturally, I turned to Wellness as the source for not only adequate, but optimal nutrition to establish and maintain Duke's health. And let me tell you, he was happy with this dry cat food from the get-go! I quickly discovered that Duke is a picky feline, and not just any food will do. He prefers certain flavors, and textures, to others. Through trial and error, I've found he won't even walk up to bother sniffing some foods---whether wet or dry---and impatiently paw at others before I've even managed to finish opening the packaging. Standards certainly suited to royalty, I'd say.

Wellness® Complete Health™was a selection that Duke simply couldn't eat fast enough. I was very pleased to find the wide range of Wellness products available at my local Petsmart. He loved it immediately. His preference? The Wellness® Complete Health™ Grain Free Adult with deboned chicken and chicken meal. He enjoys this recipe so thoroughly, he will happily chow down a few pieces as a treat between feedings, and even choose it over several brands of cat treats! The grain-free options from Wellness are available in three varieties, and in sizes from 2.5 lbs to 11.5 lb bags. The Wellness standard for natural ingredients sets them apart from competitors, keeping their recipes free from unnecessary junk. I was very impressed at how well that these recipes are formulated, sourcing high quality ingredients, including sources of omega fatty acids, to create an excellent food. The Wellness Complete Health cat food has certainly received Duke's stamp of approval, and Wellness is certainly where healthy meets happy!

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The Wellness varieties of 11.5 pound bags available at my nearest Petsmart location.

My local Petsmart carries two of the Wellness Complete Grain Free options.

Duke enjoying his breakfast: Wellness all the way.

Full and content, Duke is ready for some leisurely time, but not too far from his favorite food!

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Tea Love: Australia Collection (February 2017)



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Tea Collection was born in San Francisco, and like the eclectic city from which it was created, it is inspired by the world. Tea is starting 2017 with their collection inspired by Down Under---none other than Australia. We're highlighting only 10 items from the newest collection to inspire your child's wardrobe into 2017 and beyond! Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!






#1. The Fig Street Chambray Dress is available from sizes 2 to 12 and features an embroidered eyelet under the collar. Similar to denim, the neutral color and texture makes this darling dress perfect throughout the year, and can be worn by itself with sandals (or even sneakers!) or paired with any number of bottoms.
$49.95











#2. Thinking ahead to the warmer weather to come, you have to have the capri leggings from Tea Collection. We're loving these Capri Leggings in Bubble Gum! A stunning shade of pink that makes the perfect compliment to almost any outfit. These Bubble Gum leggings are a nice pairing to the Fig Street Chambray Dress above, highlighting the matching pink embroidery in the collar. You can find these lovely capri leggings from sizes 2 to 12. This versatile style is currently available in five colors: Bubble Gum (as pictured to the right), Yuzu, Soft Peach, Moonlight Blue, and Heritage Blue.
$19.50






#3. With a t-shirt as cute and stylish as the Whale Then Graphic Tee, your little citizen is sure to receive compliments all day long. This cool shirt is in "Mint Julep," a nice and warm color, wouldn't you say? Bound to become a warm weather favorite for boys both great and small! Available from size 2 to 12.
$19.50







#4. Solid colored bottoms---whether they are pants or shorts---are a must-have, as it greatly expands the range of this wardrobe essential. We're digging the earthy color of the Easy Does It Twill Shorts in Burnt Khaki, which you can find in sizes from 2 to 12. Although a bold choice for the Whale Then Graphic Tee above, we think it's perfect to make the colors of both pieces pop. These shorts pair well with so many of the items in the Australian collection, as well as from previous collections. Currently available in three colors: Burnt Khaki (as pictured), Blue Chambray, and Storm Grey.
$29.50



#5. Cue the "AWW!" and excuse us while we run to grab up this to-die-for sweater in every size! Meet the Bellow Baby Sweater in Coral Pink. You can purchase this sweater in a size as small as 3-6 months and as big as 4T. Can you imagine this adorable sweater as matching sibling sets? Priceless! We would be surprised if these don't sell out everywhere quickly, so if you're as in love with it as we are, grab it before it's gone.
$49.50












#6. The Savanna Baby Pants in Indigo are a dreamy shade of blue, and too cute for words! Dare we suggest these as being the perfect compliment to the Bellow Baby Sweater? This Baby Girl style is available in sizes starting at 3-6 months and up to 4T.
$35.50








#7. The Yamba Baby Outfit in Dusty Blue has adventure written all over it! You can find this Baby Boy style from size 3-6 months to 4T. We adore the combination of the dark blue shorts with the peachy fish on a light blue tee. Certainly an instant favorite!
$39.50











#8. For the love of plaid! We can't get over the stunning combination of oranges, whites, and blues that comprise the Cooper Button Baby Hoodie in Poseidon. We can just picture it on a little boy for special occasion photos in a forested setting. A great choice for every day wear, too! Available from 3-6 months to 4T.
$39.50







#9. Looking for the perfect gift for an expectant parent? It doesn't get much cuter than the Born Free Baby Outfit in Indigo! This print and pattern combination is eye-catching, and we love that this richly colored duo is gender neutral. Just what anyone could hope for at a baby shower! This set is available in NB to 6-9 months, making it a great choice for new parents, too.
$29.50












#10. Last but not least, what's not to love about the Puff Baby Outfit in Rose Petal? Bright and bold, this set is pure girl power. Thanks to the rich blue featuring an eye-catching pattern, this outfit is girly without going over the top. You can find this darling set in sizes from NB to 6-9 months.
$35.50







Curious about the rest of the collection? You can see everything above and so much more at Tea Collection. For a limited time, you can also snag great pieces from the last release by Tea Collection inspired by Japan at prices that are an absolute steal! All sale styles are an additional 25% off at checkout with the code: 25FORYOU.



Pictured (from left to right): Tsuki Babydoll Dress in Heritage Blue still available in sizes 2 to 5 ($17.95), Shoki Graphic Tee in Thunder available only in sizes 2 and 3 ($14.95), Mashu Plaid Shirt in Olympia and available in sizes 2 and 5 ($21.95), and Kitsune Baby Zip Hoodie in Poinsettia and currently available in 3-6m, 6-12m, 12-18m, and 2T ($41.95)*


*prices are before applying current discount code

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Win a Tula Baby Carrier of Your Choice

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We love Tula carriers! Which is why we teamed up with some amazing bloggers to offer readers another chance to win a Tula. The perfect way to start your 2017! At Found Frolicking, it's quite possible we love Tula baby carriers more than is good for us. We own 6 Tula carriers, and many Tula blankets, after all!

Tula's are one of the most popular baby carriers around. Their fantastic design,style and prints have become a favorite among moms. Because we love our readers so much , A bunch of fantastic bloggers got together to help reward you for being such amazing readers. One lucky winner will have the chance to enter to win any In-stock Tula over at Green Path Baby!

Each Baby Tula Carrier:

  • Can be used in both front and back carries
  • Can be used from 15-45 pounds (baby sized carriers) and 25–60 pounds (toddler sized carrier)
  • Provides an ergonomic M-position seat supporting optimal development for baby’s body
  • Easy to care for and machine washable
This giveaway is open to US & CA and ends on 2/13 at 11:59pm EST. Must be 18 years + to enter.

Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US &CA ,must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom.

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Making More Time for What Matters in 2017



If live with a child is busy and complex, life with multiple children is something else... Perhaps pure and utter, irreversible hair-pulling-and-breaking-down-in-tears kind of chaos? Sound familiar? Okay, so it may be a bit of an exaggeration on most days. But the hard days certainly feel that way.

My son, Everest, is now 4-years-old, and baby Sienna is no longer a baby, having celebrated her 1st birthday in September. I'm still in denial about the fact that I'm the mother of not one, but two, toddlers. Yet at the same time, my 1-year-old often acts more like a 3-year-old than a new toddler struggling to smooth out her skill set. Such is life with kids. Full of contradictions. So often one thing and the opposite are true, and something neither is right. But one thing is clear: my little kids are less little each and every day. And I don't want to miss any of it.

It's not always easy. "So much to do, so little time" doesn't really begin to describe life with children and the struggle to balance work, life, and the endless stream of activities and errands. At least for me, I felt like there was quite a learning curve in finding a balance between the best interest of each of my children, and the overall needs for our family.


One way I save myself time and money is by buying in bulk. So imagine my surprise when I discovered the Huggies Mega Colossal Pack at Sam's Club which is a 2-month supply! There are many benefits to a Sam's Club membership. A trip to Sam's Club always turns into family fun, starting with stocking up on essentials and finding great new products, and wrapping things up with a fresh salted pretzel from the food court for all of us to share. Our most recently trip to Sam's Club was no exception. We stocked up on produce and were so excited about Huggies' biggest pack ever. Instead of having to think about another trip to buy diapers for Sienna in a month's time, I can save myself the energy and time that I had anticipated, and not return for our stock-up on Huggies until two months from now. I am one happy mama!


Find out more about Sam's Club and the benefits of a membership. For a limited time, the Huggies Mega Colossal Pack is at an even better price to save you more money! You can pick up this huge box of diapers from Huggies with an $6 instant savings at checkout. But hurry, this huge savings won't last long. Look for the 2-month supply pack from Huggies at a location near you using the store locator on the Sam's Club website.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and monetary compensation in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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Carry Them Close... a (Baby Carrier) Love Letter

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Dear Baby Carrier,

It was love at first sight. I knew at just a glance. It was simply meant to be. Together we were unstoppable. You were always there. My helping hand, when I had no other. In the early days when my hormones were haywire and my body ached from hours of intense labor and the crazy experience of childbirth... and there even now when my baby is no longer a baby, but is sick and needs her mother's embrace and nothing else will do, although she has grown so heavy she is hard to hold otherwise.


You have been my strength when I felt weak. It is thanks to you that I've been able to get through many days which I didn't think would end, and I was so very tired. I didn't see it coming, but you've come to mean so much to me. For we have made so many memories together. You have been there with us on the sandy beaches, on the trails underneath the redwoods, on the countless moonlit strolls in the very neighborhood we call home. Where I go, you go too. And on whirlwind days where I am running around in an attempt to do everything on my list for the day, and somehow, I leave you behind. You are missed. My aching arms at the ends of those days are reminders.



They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How do I begin to describe your worth when you gave me something invaluable. I will never forget what it is you gave to me. The gift to soak up every immeasurable moment that is gone too soon. The day will come when I will no longer reach for you, as my daughter will no longer reach for me as she does now. And I think of that day to come with a heavy heart. But it is not goodbye. No... For I will hold onto you, as you once held on to my little ones when they were small, and one day, you will carry theirs. It is simply... until we meet again. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Lalia


Sometimes the things that we overlook amount to the most, and the things we fixated on are the things that end up forgotten. I don't know any parents who don't think that way about becoming first-time parents. Baby carriers were one of those things for me. I completely underestimated the value it would come to have in my life, and the important role it would play every single day in our household. It was the reason I could move around when I couldn't sit still a minute longer. The reason I was able to do the laundry. The reason I was able to cook. To run a seemingly endless number of errands. My introduction to babywearing following the birth of my son was to the versatile baby slings and baby wraps. As my son grew from infant to toddler, we continued to experiment with different types of carriers for children, and dove into the world of soft-structured carriers. The review of the Moby GO on Found Frolicking was just the beginning! With the help of excellent reviews, like this review at The Pierogie Mama for the Beco Soleil baby carrier, we were able to find our "Goldilocks" carrier---the one that was just right.

We'd like to help you find your Goldilocks carrier with a $50 giveaway! Tell us what your dream baby carrier is, or what your biggest surprise about parenting (or being an expectant parent, if your little one has not arrived yet) has been in the comments below. Then enter for your chance to win. Be sure to follow Found Frolicking on social media to hear about exciting new giveaways and for any new baby carrier reviews. Good luck!




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Fine Print for Giveaway: Giveaway open to individuals 18+ who are residents of the United States of America. Entries are limited to one person per household. Giveaway begins Monday, December 12th at 10 pm PST, and ends Thursday, December 22nd at 11:59 pm PST. The winner of the giveaway will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tool's Random.org. Winner will be notified via email, and first name and last name's first initial will be announced on the Found Frolicking blog. Please ensure your email address is correct when entered, so that you can be reached if you win as misspelled email address may result in forfeiting any/all prize winnings. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email sent out to them, and should a response not be received within that time, the prize(s) are forfeited. Please follow the instructions for each entry, as you have to have done what was instructed for your entry to count. All entries will be verified. Found Frolicking is not responsible for prize shipment. Void where prohibited. Entering using the Giveaway Tools form means you agree to the above terms. Thank you.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received compensation in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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