Summertime Mom Time & A $100 Giveaway

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I don’t post about myself too often so I thought it would be fun to talk about treating myself every once in a while! This will be my first summer home with the boys without a job tying me to the phone/desk for most of the day. I’m excited because it means a lot more mom and boy time but it also means I need to take the time to relax more as well!

 We live in the desert where the temps rise to 115F regularly all summer so frozen treats are definitely a favorite. Dreyer’s Fruit Bars (now called Outshine fruit bars) have been a favorite of mine since I was a kid! I used to beg my parents to have one of their special dessert bars. If you look in my freezer now you’ll see plenty of them!

 I love that the bars are still the same (they just have a new name) but there are some new fun and seasonal flavors as well! I love the seasonal Raspberry and Coconut Waters with Pineapple. Now, as an adult, I love that the bars are a healthy real fruit or fruit juice frozen snack that I can grab and eat out by the pool with little guilt. My boys love them too!

 What does this have to do with mom time? Usually when sitting by the pool I’ve got all eyes on the boys (even as great swimmers) so when I get a chance to relax outside by myself you bet I’m going to grab it!

I’ve got my spot all ready.

Outshine bars, water, and my iPad? Sounds pretty good right about now and that bucket of ice will come in REALLY handy when it’s 115F!

 Taking time out to relax, have a snack and catch up on my blog reader is going to be one of the highlights of my summer days. A relaxed mom makes for a better mom and I’m always striving to be a better mom! I love spending time with the boys (I’m usually sad for them to go back to school) but I’ve also come to realize we all do better with a snack and a little break.

Do you love Outshine bars too?! Check them out and like them on Facebook.


We’d love for you to have some mom (or dad, grandma, aunt…) time this summer too so how about a giveaway for a $100 VISA gift card?! Aswer the question below for a chance to win!

“What is your favorite snack during your mom time?”


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d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 5/8/13 – 6/12/13.

Be sure to visit the OUTSHINE brand page on where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. "What is your favorite snack during your mom time?"
    Does wine count?

  2. I love when mom time comes right before sunset and I can enjoy a margarita out on the deck.

  3. I love any kind of sweet blended iced coffee drink especially on a hot day (hopefully not 115 degrees hot)

  4. Candy. I'm a sugar junkie so I love having some candy at hand to nibble on.

  5. Homemade Chia (iced in the summer, hot in the winter). This really helps me relax…oh and a couple of cookies thrown in doesn't hurt either~

  6. Chips and Salsa are my favorite mom time treat! No little kids double-dipping into the salsa bowl!

  7. Margaret Smith Reply

    My favorite Mom time snack is sliced apples with cheddar cheese slices.

  8. Stephanie V. Reply

    see's Bordeaux or California Toffee – oh my!
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  9. amy pugmire Reply

    I love to snack on edamame with a little sea salt, soy sauce and a cold water

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