Kaiden & Mommy

Kai and Mommy's Sweepstaking Adventures

I am a Mom

Am I an empty-nester?   I was for a short time before I decided to be a mother again.  My oldest children are a 26-year old son and a 25-year old daughter.  When the last one left, I did not do too good on the empty nest thing.  A big chunk of my life was missing.  I had no excited anticipated announcements, no teenage emergencies to handle, no single mom craziness.  I thrived in single mom craziness, it made me push myself further to become the person I am now.   I tried as best as I could to occupy my time but that wasn’t my life. I made the decision to be a mother again and now have a rambunctious five-year old son.  People often ask me if my child was an accident.  He certainly wasn’t!  He was planned and I absolutely love the decision I made.  I am brought back to see how amazing the world looks like to young boy’s eyes.

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BigCrumbs Gives You More!

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I've been a member of BigCrumbs, simply because they give more to members.  In many more ways than other cash-back sites.  Recently, BigCrumbs introduced CrumbShares. 

No other site has introduced this.. till now!

Each time you earn cash back through BigCrumbs, you'll also earn an equivalent number of CrumbShares. For instance, when you earn $10 in cash back, you'll also receive 10 CrumbShares.  Additionally, you will receive a number of CrumbShares equivalent to 10% of the cash back earned by your direct referrals. For example, when your referral earns $20 in cash back, you will earn 2 CrumbShares in addition to any referral commissions.

So, what does all this CrumbShares mean and why is SingleMommies so excited about it?  Well, in the event that BigCrumbs is acquired by another company, you may redeem your CrumbShares for a percentage of the cash compensation that BigCrumbs receives. Don't worry they are not selling yet. But, if and when they do the members share a profit of the proceeds depending on their total CrumbShares!

  BigCrumbs Ebates
Number of Stores 1500+ 1500+
Company Mission Share company growth and profits with members "Standard" corporate profit machine that puts its investors first.
Highest Overall Cash Back YES!
Tracking Guarantee YES!
Community Deal Sharing YES!
Referral Program Pays forever each time your referrals shop. Unlimited Potential. Pays small one-time fee only on select referrals
Payment Frequency Monthly (get paid 3x faster) Every 3 months
Payment Minimum $1.00 $5.01


eBates? WHY?? Big Crumbs is so much better. Shop Smart & Save Big!!

Click here and see for yourself.. You are going to love it!

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Son’s First Lesson Being Frugal

My son, Kaiden is a sweet, rambunctious five-year old boy. He learned his first lesson in being frugal.  I'm in no way frugal but since my unemployment from the working force, I had to cut down on some expenses.  I still bought my favorite washing detergent because I know it works but had to try some store-brand grocery items to help cut down on the food costs. 

We went out grocery shopping yesterday and Kai decided he wanted a Kraft's Lunchable, the well-known cracker, meat, cheese, and drink combo. It's a quick lunch for Kaiden when we are out and about.  But, today, we were going to enjoy our Saturday at home.

So, I told him I have a better idea. He does love his lunchables though… But, I gave him my pitch anyways! 

I told him to search for the following items: crackers, provolone cheese, turkey meat slices, and the chocolate pudding that was included in the lunchable.  So, he quickly set out hunting for these items and put them in the shopping cart.

When we got home, I took out the cutting board and cuts the turkey and cheese into squares and put them on a plate with the crackers. When I brought out the chocolate pudding, he started clapping that his lunch was complete.  I have plenty of food left to make 20 more of these plates!

For lunch today, he asked for his cheese and crackers again 🙂

All in all, it was very quick to make and mommy loved the value in making more home-made lunchables and most importantly Kai saw that not everything is store-bought and ready to eat.. lol 



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Stress Busters… What’s Yours?

Everyone has stress but it just doesn’t matter. 
What matters is what we do to catch a breather and get refreshed to battle on!

One of my favorite stress buster is karaoke.  Can I sing? 
well.. I wasn’t blessed with the kind of vocals I wished for.. lol

Here’s my latest recording.  Artist is the Potbelleez
– I never heard of the Artist but I do love their beat! 🙂

Singsnap is an online karoake site, so no need to go out to the karaoke clubs unless you want to.
They have free or paid memberships, if you would like to try it out.

What is your stress buster? 
Let us know by posting a comment…

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What’s the first word you see?

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We think at least 70% of the responses will be the same and 90% will be one of three words.

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