Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Groupon Coupons. Although I received some form of compensation, all opinions remain my own. Dear Diary, My baby is a big girl. My baby is a big girl. My baby is a big girl. I have to repeat those words regularly, because I’m having a tough time accepting the fact that Caitlynn’s growing up. At first, I must admit, her starting preschool saddened me. Then, I realized that we really should celebrate this new stage in her life. It’s stage filled with exploration and imaginative play. She’s now at an age where she not only sleeps with a stuffed animal but also plays with the teddy bears in her room. So, I decided to take her to Build-a-Bear Workshop to make a special stuffed animal and mark the special occasion. Her friend, and now classmate, gave her a gift card for her birthday, so it was perfect timing. After our outing, I learned that we could save even more money by using Groupon Coupons. I’m not a coupon cutting type of mom. However, that’s changing. This site is not your typical 50-cent off deal distributor—I really should use those as well! Groupon Coupons saves you big bucks. We spent a little over $40 on a Hello Kitty doll—Hello! I know we went overboard and bought a couple wardrobe changes. With the coupon code, we would have saved $10! That adds up. Mommy could buy a cappuccino, get my nails polished or pick up a pair of tights with fall looming around the corner and not break the bank. Build-A-Bear coupons help you create a custom stuffed animal by assembling it piece-by-piece at a workshop, or by ordering it online. In addition to coupon codes, you can also activate sales. I wasn’t planning to return to the store anytime soon, but Caitlynn constantly asks to go back and get another toy –this time for mastering potty training. Yep! She’s staying dry and flashing a smile. I’ll soon flash my credit card! But it’s not just about money. It’s about the memories we made, which are priceless. That sounds corny, but as you see, Caitlynn’s excited was worth every penny. And the outing also taught her a few lessons. Decision-making It took some time to come to a final decision, but Caitlynn selected the rainbow colored Hello Kitty doll from the bins. Teamwork Caitlynn worked with the sales associate to stuff her doll. She pumped the lever and put the heart inside before it was stitched up. Care She took care of her doll by giving her an air bath. She meticulously brushed her fur and made she was nice and clean. Independence Caitlynn picked an outfit on her own and refused to go with the sequin’s Hello Kitty outfit that I thought was the best one on the wall. She also ignored my suggestions when she created a birth certificate and named the doll Terry. Hey DFTM Fam—How are you adjusting to your baby turning into a big kid? What mother-child bonding activities are you taking part in? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.