Accessorize Your Tough Little Girl: Giveaway

Do you have a “tough” girl who can play hard and still rock a bow? Then we have the perfect duo giveaway for you!

In spirit of Child Life Month we have teamed up with hey Lucy Jane and Plum Polka Dot to offer a fun giveaway to accessorize your tough little girl.

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Winner will receive a $20 store credit at Plum Polka Dot and a choice of one “Tough” or “Brave” t-shirt from hey Lucy Jane.

Choose one or more ways to enter!

1. Like and comment below on something that empowers you.

2. On Facebook: Like Plum Polka Dot and leave a comment about the #ChildLifeGiveaway

3. On Facebook: Like Child Life Mommy and leave a comment on the post

4. On Instagram: Follow @heyLucyJane @PlumPolkaDot & @ChildLifeMommy, Leave a comment on post and tag a friend

5. On Twitter: Follow, Like and RT post to @heyLUCYJANETees and @ChildLifeMommy

Good Luck! Winner will be chosen on 3/20/15

Be sure to check the guest spotlight posts this week on hey Lucy Jane and Plum Polka Dot.

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Every Child is a Superhero: Spotlight and Giveaway from Pip and Bean



Don’t we all have great memories of jumping off couches or swing sets with our superhero powers? Maybe we improvised with a blanket tied around our neck while we captured the bad guys and saved the world.

Maybe you relate superheroes with the kids you work with at school, daycare or the hospital. The ones battling real life challenges of stress, illness and loss.

Play is powerful for kids and enhancing with props or an “imagination’s sidekick” makes it that much more magical.

I would like to introduce Pip and Bean that help to create that magic.

pipandbeanlogoPip and Bean is a family owned business run by Alyssa and Brian Wolfe. Alyssa is the creative force behind their product line of personalized superhero capes and Brian is the number cruncher. We began making capes in 2009 after a birthday present to a friend turned into half a dozen orders and then an Etsy shop. Imagination and creativity are at the core of every Pip and Bean product but we don’t just create costumes, we make superheroes.

Click here to check out the amazing capes, costumes and masks.

Follow Pip and Bean on FacebookInstagram and their Etsy Shop.

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Get a chance to win a Personalized Superhero Cape or two Blank Reversible Capes.


Choose one more ways to enter to win!

1. Like the post and leave a comment below about who’s your superhero

2. On Facebook “Like” Child Life Mommy‘s page and comment on post about who’s your superhero

3. On Facebook “Like” Pip and Bean‘s page and leave a comment about the #ChildLifeGiveaway

4. On Instagram follow @ChildLifeMommy and @pip_and_bean, share the pic and tag us both.

Good Luck! The winner will be announced 3/13/15.

Shipped to U.S. residents only.


#BuildYourToolkit Giveaway!



Bums and Beans has partnered with Child Life Mommy to offer this limited edition Hospital Cuddle Toy and Surgi Dolls to help you Build Your Toolkit. 

This is perfect for child life specialists, educators, play therapists, social workers and parents, so help spread the word.

Giveaway will be open from 10/3-10/5. Winner announced on Monday,10/6
1. Follow Child Life Mommy  and Bums and Beans on Instagram
2. Post this Image to your IG Account, tag @bumsandbeans and two IG friends
3. Use the following hashtags – #BuildYourToolkit #giveaway

Post the image as many times as you wish 10/3-10/5, 11:59PM, EST. Make sure to tag and use the hashtags or we won’t be able to see your entries. The more posts the more chances you have to win. Don’t forget if you are chosen and you are set to private we will not be able to contact you unless you accept our follow request. If you are set to private please let us know in the comments when you enter. Winner will be announced Monday,10/6 by 1:30pm, EST. Open to US Residents only. Good luck!

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Bums and Beans is an online children’s boutique specializing in limited edition handmade gifts for little ones. Bums and Beans makes everything from headwraps for babes and moms, cuddle pillows and dolls, bibs, teething blankets, and mobiles. Everything is made in a limited edition format normally 25 or less so you know you are not getting the run of the mill baby gift or décor for your nursery.



Amanda Perez-Morris is the Mommy/Owner behind Bums and Beans. Amanda has always been a “maker” at heart and found her passion as a young girl while painting along with Bob Ross Saturday mornings on PBS. After many years of trying basically any art form under the sun, Amanda has returned to her roots in painting and textile arts and she couldn’t be happier. If there is one lesson that she takes with her into motherhood it’s that she wants to have something of her own that isn’t just a hobby but something she is passionate about doing that she can pass on to her little lady. After Hazel Clementine was born, Amanda wanted to focus on making items that Hazel would wear or use during the ever-changing stages of development. Options that didn’t always include pink and purple (don’t worry, sh still offer a little of each) that could allow her to have her own style and teach her to make a statement. As the shop has evolved Amanda has ventured into not only baby accessories, but now has a line of nursery décor and dolls that she has released.

Connection with Child Life:

The Perez-Morris family has a special place in their hearts for Child Life Specialists. During pregnancy, Amanda developed Obstetric Cholestasis (a liver disorder) and Hazel Clementine decided to enter this world five weeks early. Even though Amanda managed to have a natural birth, Hazel was rushed to the NICU and immediately hooked up to every monitor and tube you can imagine as her bilirubin levels were off the charts those first few days. As new parents, Amanda and her husband Tyler had no choice but to trust the doctors, nurses, and Child Life Specialists that were kind enough to drop in and answer their many questions. At her local hospital the Child Life Specialist is a combo position where they also act as a Social Worker to help counsel parents into the realities their tiny babies face over those first few weeks and months. It was the Child Life Specialist who educated us that the NICU had two overnight rooms for parents of children who were required to stay in the NICU for longer than the allotted amount covered by the insurance company. Each morning during rounds, the doctors, nurses, and Child Life Specialists would conduct a review and nominate who they thought might benefit from receiving those rooms. Because Hazel was being breastfed it was extremely important that Amanda be allowed to stay as close as possible for the around the clock feedings to occur. It was the Child Life Specialist who would come in before her shift started each morning to put their names into the pool for the overnight rooms. Because of her they never had to be more than a few feet away from Hazel and were able to foster the bond necessary to start the feeding process. Thankfully, after a few days in a light therapy bed under the amazing care of the entire team at the Intermountain Medical Center NICU in Murray, Utah, Hazel was released from the hospital and has been growing strong ever since.

Where to find Bums and Beans


Instagram: @bumsandbeans

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