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Win Healthy Sleep Habits with the Cuddle Cub Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Cuddle Cub Giveaway!
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So I know I haven’t posted a lot lately, but I have good reason….more time with family! With a little boy on the way and a 3 (almost 4) year old constantly increasing her craziness level, I’ve been keeping plenty busy.
While I may not have much to give in terms of what’s happening, unless you follow me on Facebook, I do have an awesome giveaway sponsored by Bluem Inc. to share.
Prizes that can be won are:
  1. Your own Cuddle Cub valued at $97!
  2. Bedtime Care Package + Grand Prize (Disneyland Tickets) Raffle Entry
  3. Cuddle Cub Bedtime T-Shirt
  4. 3D Toy


About Cuddle Cub
Cuddle Cub is the ultimate smart-bear for your children! This cuddly bear is designed to encourage your little ones to develop healthy bedtime routines, simplify those hectic nights, and help foster their growth and development. It lights up to remind your little ones when it’s time for bed and when it’s time to get up. In addition to its lighting features, Cuddle Cub also plays music to help your children fall asleep and wake up. Cuddle Cub aims to aid parents in helping their children develop a consistent bed-time routine.
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Below are testimonials on Cuddle Cub from fellow parents:
Daniel:“I like the overall concept, especially the idea of the bear lighting a certain color until a certain time in the morning. I liked the product because it would be able to tell me if my child had a good nap.”
Charvel:“It looks really cozy. Some of these noise making plush toys are not at all soft. This one looks much more squeezable. I like the idea of the light to alert a child to bedtime, and for when it is ok to wake up. This is especially important for kids who can get out of bed on their own. Being able to set their wake time is really important.”
Mariam“I think in concept, this would be a great tool for young children. If you start it early enough, it will become a habit for the child and it will build the nighttime/morning routine.”

Don’t forget to check out the website www.cuddle-cub.com for exclusive updates and offers.

Post Nap Time Selfie for the Win: #MySundayPhoto

Nap time is becoming less and less about napping, and more about playing in her room for an hour while Daddy gets a little bit of quiet time. Well, besides listening to her read books and sing the theme songs to Bob the Builder or Super Why as if she were trying to be heard over the noise at a live concert.

Lucky for her, she’s the cutest little girl I know and love. She usually tires enough to get a short nap on her big girl Naturepedic bed before it’s time to wake up. You never know what kind of mood she’ll be in, but I happened to catch her in a good one the other day which called for a daddy-daughter selfie.

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Sometimes you just have to try something new to get your kid to smile when they first wake up. Sticking a phone in their face to take a picture probably isn’t the best choice, but laying next to them to take a picture together makes all the difference. We’ll see how long that lasts…..

As always, big thanks to Darren and his never dull #MySundayPhoto linkup. Check out his blog full of beautiful pics and join in on the #MySundayPhoto action!


Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra Kids’ Mattress: More Than Just Comfort

When shopping for a mattress, the level of comfort is probably what most of us think of first. But, there’s more to consider in a mattress than just comfort. Take, for example, the Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra/Quilted Kids’ Mattress.

Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra/Quilted Mattress
Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra/Quilted Mattress

I had the pleasure of receiving Naturepedic’s EOS Series mattress to review a few months ago, and have been enjoying a #SafeHealthySleep ever since. Going Mom and I loved the EOS so much that we felt a bit guilty we didn’t have such a high quality mattress for Avery.

We had an organic crib mattress, but it was time to transition from the crib which meant we needed a bigger and “bedder” mattress. Turns out, the kind folks at Naturepedic liked me enough to work allow me the opportunity to review one of their kids’ versions, the 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra/Quilted Mattress.

naturepedic organic 2 in 1 toddler mattress, quilted

Excitement beamed from Avery’s face when we told her about her new big girl bed, and we matched her happy face from the comfort in knowing she’d be getting a superior organic cotton mattress. Their organic cotton is much healthier than the synthetic fabrics and foams commonly found in other mattresses. It’s also made without flame retardants and questionable chemicals like vinyl/PVC, phthalates, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), and formaldehyde. It’s ultra clean, ultra pure, and free from allergens like wool and latex.

Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Kids' Mattress Trad Seam Detail 1 180dpi

With a host of certifications and awards like being certified by the OTCO to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and meeting the GREENGUARD Gold Certification standard, Naturepedic leaves nothing to worry about when bringing their products into your home. Even the packaging from delivery produces no off-gassing, vapors, or chemicals. An important aspect to consider when you have excited tots waiting to give it a warm welcome.

Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Kids' Mattress Instagram Pic

Just like she did upon the arrival of our EOS Series Organic Mattress. But now she was hugging her very own big girl mattress, which she made certain to let us know……a lot.

The 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra is a versatile mattress that is made to last many years as your child grows from a tiny tot to a big kid. It looks good too!

Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra/Quilted Mattress

On the top, the mattress features an organic cotton waterproof fabric that’s easy to clean and so pure it even meets food contact standards. When your child is in potty training mode (or you’re just not that sure yet), the waterproof side is the perfect choice!

On the bottom side, you’ll find a luxuriously quilted organic cotton fabric that’s perfect for older, “mature” kids. This side is not waterproof, but offers a more comfortable sleeping surface that older kids and adults will appreciate.


From the start, we used the quilted side since Avery was mostly potty trained. The comfort level was evident by the disappearance of my wife most nights of the week following the 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra.

She usually lays down to sing with Avery at bedtime, and would end up dozing off, usually before Avery. This happened on occasion in the past, but it the occurrence increased twofold. Lately, she’s started leaving the room earlier so as to not make it a habit. Thankfully, Avery feels right at home in the Naturepedic 2 in 1 and doesn’t mind sleeping solo. If anything, I’d say she’s rather proud and enjoys the extra room.

Avery smiling with Naturepedic Organic Full Size Mattress

And we’re proud of being able to provide a high quality mattress for our precious little girl. Naturepedic’s statement, Babies and toddlers spend 10-14 hours a day sleeping and playing on a crib mattress. As such, for the first few years of a child’s life, the mattress is the single most prominent object in the child’s environment. “ further supports how happy we are to have their mattresses in our home.

Your child’s, as well as your own, health and safety should be non-negotiable. Naturepedic knows this all too well and follows a list of priorities making them stand out from the rest:

Priority #1: No harmful chemicals.

Priority #2: No allergenic materials.

Priority #3: Natural, organic and renewable materials wherever possible.

Priority #4: Practical design (e.g. easy-to-clean waterproof cover).

Priority #5: Third party independent testing and verification.

Many of us consider of a mattress as just a place to sleep, but a kids’ mattress, as well as an adult’s, is used more than we think. It’s a perfect platform for dancing in your undies….

Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra/Quilted Mattress

…..bracing for a tickle attack….


…..doing butt-busters….


……playing hide-and-seek….


…and a place for that collection of stuffed animals we our kids have.


Naturepedic offers a comfortable sleep and play environment for not just our sweetheart, but for us, her parents, who love playing and sleeping with her too. I haven’t had the privilege of spending half the night with Avery (yet), but she did wake up crying early one morning and I laid back down with her for a while. I could’ve easily fallen asleep and had to take back all the times I gave Going Mom grief for dozing off.

Avery still gets excited to sleep in her”Naturepedic bed.” every night, and as you can see from the pictures, it offers plenty of joy no matter the time of day.


  • The 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra is highly versatile, combining waterproof and quilted sides for an ideal children’s mattress.
  • Excellent for sleep and play.
  • Great for training toddlers, bed wetters, and/or messy eaters.
  • Comfortable medium-firm support for growing kids……adults too!
  • Made without flame retardants and other questionable chemicals such as vinyl/PVC, phthalates, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), and formaldehyde
  • Certified by OTCO to the Global Organic Textile Standard.
  • Free from potential allergens such as wool and latex.
  • 20 Year Limited Warranty.

Other than it being on the higher end of the price range, for good reason, I have nothing negative to say about the 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra. We’ve been completely happy with our Naturepedic mattresses and look forward to many years of safe, healthy sleep (and play) to come.

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Disclaimer: I received the Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra/Quilted mattress free of charge in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. All opinions are strictly my own and I was not compensated any other way.