Pamper Yourself for Just $4.23!

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Attention moms! I’m looking at you! You work too hard not to pamper yourself every now and again.  With these prices, you have no excuse.  So grab a few bucks and head to the stores for the following deals.

{Target}

Sally Hansen Nail Tools $2.89
-$1/1 Target printable on Redplum.com
-20% Target Cartwheel offer
-$1/1 Sally Hansen 5/11 RP insert
Final Price: $0.52

L’Oreal Advanced Shampoo & Conditioner $3.99
-$5 off $15 Target printable HERE (or text: CARE to 827438)
-$5/2 L’Oreal Advanced printable
Final Price: $0.24 each wyb four

{Walgreens}

(1) Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer $5.29
(1) Burt’s Bees Lip Balm $6.49
=$11.78
Earn 5000 BR points wyb two Burt’s Bees
-$1.50/1 Ibotta Deposit – Lip Shimmer
-$1.50/1 Ibotta Deposit – Lip Balm
-$0.50/1 Ibotta Deposit – Burt’s Bees bonus wyb two
-$1.50/1 Burt’s Bees printable, use two
Final Price: $0.14 each

Suave Naturals Body Wash $2, B1G1 50% off = 2/$3
Earn 1000 BR points on two ($1)
-$0.50/1 Suave 5/18 RP insert, use two
Final Price: $0.50 each

{Walmart}

Almay Lip Balm $4.47
-$4/1 Almay 6/1 SS insert
Final Price: $0.47

Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polish $1.50
-$1/1 Rimmel 4/27 or 5/11 RP insert
Final Price: $0.50

{CVS}

Almay Softies Eye Shadow Singles $5.29, B1G1 50% off = 2/$7.93
-$4/1 Almay 6/1 SS insert, use two
Final Price: two for FREE

Hunt’s Pudding Cups $0.19 Each

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Coupons.com has a brand new printable coupon for $0.75/3 Hunt’s Pudding Packs. You can find them at Walmart for $1, or Target for $1.02. After coupon you pay just $0.19 per cup!

{Walmart}
Hunt’s Pudding 4 pk. $1
-$0.75/3 printable
Final Price: $0.75 ($0.19 per cup)

{Target}
Hunt’s Pudding 4 pk. $1.02
-$0.75/3 printable
Final Price: $0.77 ($0.19 per cup)

$0.75 off any THREE (3) Snack Pack Pudding 4ct

Kids Get $10 When They Read 10 Books

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TD Banks is offering kids in Kinder – 5th grade a free $10 deposit when they read 10 books this summer. You can download the form HERE.

thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Free Bloomin’ Onion from Outback Steakhouse

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Get a free Bloomin’ Onion from Outback Steakhouse with any purchase today. Just mention Kevin Harvick’s Top 10 Finish!  You can also get a $10 bonus when you buy a $50 Outback Gift Card.  Details HERE.

Earn Free CVS Gift Cards & More!

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Looking to make an extra few bucks from home? My Survey is accepting applications again! I’ve been a member for over 5 years, and it’s one of my favorite companies for consistenly high payouts. You can cash in your earnings with Paypal, or opt for a gift card to CVS, or your favorite store! Head over HERE for details.

From the Heart of an Autism Mom

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This is my youngest son Dylan. He is perpetually happy, curious and energetic. He loves music, Sesame Street and can eat his weight in waffles.

And he has autism.

Autism is characterized by difficulty with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. It has its start in early childhood, with most children showing obvious symptoms around age 2-3 years. According to the CDC, around 1 in 68 children are affected by this disorder, a ten-fold increase over the past forty years. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls in the US have been diagnosed. This increase can only partly be explained by improved diagnosis. The cause of autism is unclear, but recent research indicates there is a genetic component, which is exacerbated by various environmental stresses, such as toxins.

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My journey as the mother of an autistic child has been filled with an abundance of joy and blessings. There is not one day that goes by that I don’t grow as a person thanks to Dylan. He shows me the world in a new and exciting way. One where the littlest things bring great happiness. It has also made me love my husband more. You can really learn something about the depths of someone’s heart when you see them with a special needs child, and my husband’s love for Dylan has just made me love him more.

Our life isn’t without struggles. But we try to see each one as an opportunity to learn and grow and change.  After all, our struggles are nothing compared to those Dylan will have living with autism and if he can do it, we certainly can.

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And speaking of change, we have a few HUGE changes going on in our lives right now. First off, I have prayerfully decided to homeschool Dylan beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. I started a new blog HomeschoolingAutism.com to document our journey. This is an exciting and scary time, but I am blessed to have some wise and experienced mentors and friends to help me along the way.  I look forward to sharing our journey.

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Next, you may remember that we will be embarking on a one-year road trip in the coming months. We will be living full-time in a 5th wheel while homeschooling our children. I am sharing our adventures in another blog called 7 Happy Hobos. Here is a sneak peek at what you can expect.

Dylan is very comfortable in the 5th wheel, and we are optimistic that this will allow him to travel without the usual fear and meltdowns that can come with change. He will, after all, be bringing his house and all his belongings with him wherever he goes! I look forward to sharing every leg of our journey with you. I will continue to bring you the best deals and tips here on Moms by Heart (along with some help from my friends), but you will get to hear more about our family, and see how we are traveling and enjoying life on a strict budget.

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You can always catch up on our progress by checking our our Instagram page. Currently we are remodeling an older 5th wheel we bought, and organizing it for our trip.

A FINAL THOUGHT FOR AUTISM MOMS
Often, moms who have newly diagnosed children will ask for my advice. So here it is. If your loved one has been diagnosed with autism, please know that this is not a life sentence. It’s true, your life isn’t going to look like what you thought it would look like.  Nothing will ever be the same.  But trust me when I say it will be exceedingly better.

DON’T DOUBT YOURSELF for one second. God gave you this blessing, and he isn’t going to give you a job without also giving you the tools to do it. Seek out other moms by way of a support group. Never stop reading and learning about autism. And prayerfully follow your gut.  You have joined the ranks of some of the most fun, fearless and courageous moms I have ever known.  You were chosen for this.  Embrace it, and hold on for the ride of your life.

Tom’s Knock-Off Shoes $13.98 Shipped

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If you love Tom’s then head over to Jane.com where today you can get some look-alikes for $9.99 each (from $39.99) + $3.99 shipping.  Available in a variety of spring colors!

Free Shake with Purchase from Steak & Shake

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Steak n Shake is offering a coupon for a free Snickers Milkshake when you buy a Steakburger & Fries. Coupon arrives immediately via email. Valid today only (3/28).