Valentine’s Day Giveaway from Rumina

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Rumina, TLB sponsor from way back, would like to make this day a little more fun by giving you a chance to win one of their muli-function tops: the Rumina Hands-Free Pump&Nurse Tank.  In a brief interview below, the sisters behind Rumina, Amanda and Dawn, one expecting her first baby, the other 3 months post-partum, share with our readers some thoughts on how babies change your life, and in honor of the Holiday, they describe both their ideal night out and their favorite cheap date.  Enter for your chance to enter the giveaway below.  

Three women of Rumina

TLB:  Amanda, with expecting your first little one, what aspects of becoming a mother make you nervous?

Amanda:   It would probably be the planning for the unexpected, and how can you really plan for that? I’ve been a planner with set time frames and goals for a lot of big aspects of my life, school, my previous career, finances but the one thing my fiancé and I were not planning at the time was a baby. Now I find myself switching gears and trying to create a plan for our baby and I know that the ideas and expectations I have will probably go out the window as soon as the little guy arrives. I hear they have an amazing ability to completely change your life. As a planner, not knowing what that change will look like makes me a little nervous but I’m also really excited. I know I’ll have a lot of help and support around me to take care of the little guy, and I’m so excited to be a mom. So if there’s time to learn to embrace living in the moment, it’ll be when he arrives.

TLB:  Dawn, three months into adding a little one to your family, how does big brother show affection to his new little sister?

Dawn:  This has been a big change for Bryce.  He has had 5 years of undivided attention from my husband and I.  At first, he would just look at her and ask each day, “is she big yet” as he wants to play!  Now, 3 months in, Bryce has to hug and kiss her before he goes to bed each night and is upset if this is missed.  We have also caught him lightly tickling her and say, “who’s the cutest baby” in a baby voice.  My son has a very good heart.  I know that as the days pass, the bond with them will continue to deepen.

TLB:  Dawn and Amanda, describe your ideal romantic date.

Amanda:  Right now, being 6 months and still childless, I think I would have to stretch the ideal romantic date into an ideal romantic weekend. My fiancé and I live in the Pacific Northwest right on the border of Washington and Idaho, we have beautiful  resorts overlooking the mountains and lakes. I think it would be great to have a nice dinner and splurge on a overnight stay in a room with a view. Then before we jumped in the car for the drive home he would “surprise” me with a pregnancy massage in the resorts spa. Now that sounds ideal.

Dawn:  LOL, date?  what is a date?  I used to fantasize about places like Fiji and my husband and I used to travel all over and dance Argentine Tango… man those were the days.  Now I just fantasize about drinking coffee on a Sunday morning without anyone saying my name for 2 hours.  🙂  Ok, if I was to really think hard, my ideal date would be to go wine tasting either at our local wineries or up in Napa like we used to.

TLB:  Dawn and Amanda, describe your favorite cheap date night in.

Amanda:   Our cheap date night, which doesn’t happen very often even for a cheap date, is usually an outing at the dollar movie theatre. In our area we have a dollar theatre that shows movies usually already available for rental but still cheaper than renting. We usually pick up a few candies and sneak them into the theatre too, we’re those kind of people. It’s nice feeling like its still a date without spending $30.00 just to watch a movie.

Dawn –  Our cheap date night was really a date afternoon.  This was before Beth was born and we just had our son.  When our son was at school, we would steal away to the movies for an afternoon show.  Matinees are much cheaper and less crowded!  (of course, I had to play hooky from my day job)!

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 Dawn and Amanda are giving away one Rumina Hands-Free Pump&Nurse Tank to 3 lucky Leakies! 
Winners choose the style, size and color of their choice!

Here’s what you’re getting in the Rumina Hands-Free Pump&Nurse Tank: 

One Tank. Three Essential Functions. The perfect layer for a busy mom’s lifestyle, Rumina Hands-Free Pump&Nurse Tanks have a built-in bra that allows for effortless pumping and nursing without sacrificing shape and support. No longer do moms have to remember an extra garment to change into to pump, Rumina’s tanks offer all day support under your favorite blouses or shirts. With extra length for fashion and layering, Rumina’s tanks provide complete coverage and the soft knit blend of 90% Cotton and 10% Lycra, stretches and recovers to adjust to a new mom’s changing body. Rumina’s Hands-Free Pump&Nurse Tanks take the extra steps and time out of pumping!  Retail Value: $48.00

Styles Full Coverage and Classic Coverage Tanks

Currently Leakies can find Rumina’s Hands-Free Pump&Nurse Tanks, in both Classic Coverage and Full Coverage styles at www.ruminaformoms.com.

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from Feb. 14th 2013 through Feb. 20 2013.  A big thanks to Dawn and Amanda and Rumina Nursingwear for their ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to visit their Facebook page  or follow them on twitter  (@RuminaAmanda on Twitter) and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.

This giveaway is restricted to U.S. residents only.

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  1. My ideal cheap date is simply dinner and a movie — but to make it even cheaper, we usually try to find Restaurant.com gift cards for the dinner part and Fandango.com gift cards for the movie part! With a 6 month old now, I don’t think we’ll be doing any movies anytime soon though…. 🙂

  2. OUr ideal cheap date is takeout, a Redbox movie and maybe some wine (if I’m not pregnant, that is.) We can do the whole thing for about $30, $20 if we skip the wine. It’s cheap and easy, and I can relax knowing the kids are sleeping in the next room.

  3. Jennifer Bolt says:

    A walk in a park or through the woods

  4. tiffany campbell says:

    Our ideal cheap date is getting thai food to go and coming home and renting a movie to watch. That way we don’t worry about finding a sitter and can spend time with our kids too! Its one of our favorite things to do on the weekends 🙂

  5. When he makes me breakfast and I do the dishes… because it’s normally they other way around 😛

  6. Hanging out at home, eating a homemade dinner, and snuggling on the couch.

  7. Any dinner I didn’t have to cook (or clean up after) and a movie from redbox! We like to make some popcorn and cuddle up on the couch after the kids go to bed.

  8. a hike, followed by a visit to a local cafe for smoothies

  9. My ideal cheap date is an afternoon at the zoo.

  10. Grace White says:

    My idea date is dinner at our favorite restaurant!

  11. My idea of a cheap date is a cooking dinner together and seeing a movie. Anything under $20 is a good deal to me 🙂

  12. Amanda Konkle says:

    My ideal cheap date is a nice sunny afternoon, a walk to the park, and a picnic.

  13. Wine tasting!!!

  14. ideal cheap date is going out to lunch at a great mexican restaurant nearby – when one is in school, the other preschool, and the third in a sling. No babysitter cost!

  15. Melissa c. says:

    Movie night at home!

  16. Packing a lunch and going for a hike!

  17. Amy Menzies says:

    And walk in the park or nice home cooked meal.

  18. Watching a movie at home with my sweeties.

  19. Our ideal cheap date is putting the kids to bed, ordering a pizza, opening a bottle of wine, and watching an old movie. Can’t go wrong!

  20. Our idea of a cheap date is getting the munchkins to bed at a good time and watching a movie and sharing a dessert.

  21. Mandy Ferris says:

    Going for a drive in the country!

  22. Takeout and lounging on the couch with a movie on

  23. Watching Netflix while snuggled on the couch.

  24. Breakfast at the diner on the weekend! We don’t go as much anymore, but we did find a bagel place that delivers 😀

  25. Jessica Young says:

    My ideal cheap date is cuddling on the couch watching a movie with some wine and popcorn. 🙂

  26. My ideal cheap date is snuggling on the couch watching a movie while the baby sleeps.

  27. thrifting and vegan tacos and a walk along the lake!

  28. rebecca williams says:

    Chinese take out and a redbox movie!

  29. ideal cheap date is going on a picnic in the park

  30. My ideal cheap date would be a home cooked meal followed by cuddling on an air mattress while watching a RomCom in the living room.

  31. Ideal cheap date is to pick up some good french bread and cheese and watch a movie at home!

  32. anne perry says:

    Cooking pasta together…. eating it on the beach watching the sun set.

  33. Kristi Hooke says:

    Renting a movie and staying in!

  34. My ideal cheap date is taking a picnic (can be takeout) out to a nice pretty place on a beautiful day :). We used to live close to the beach… I miss that. Not as many options where we are now

  35. Take out and a movie after we put our child to bed is our easy cheap date.

  36. My Ideal cheap date is staying in ordering a pizza and catching up on a tv series we haven’t been able to watch recently. (we did this last weekend with the walking dead)

  37. our ideal cheap date is a trip to our favorite hotdog stand and a hike on the blue ridge parkway or a trip to the NC Arboretum, usually to see the bonsai exhibit. :o)

  38. A movie and a big box of chocolates.

  39. A picnic in the park!

  40. Ideal cheap date would be to go for a nice walk and have a picnic!

  41. My ideal date is husband making dinner at home, and just cuddling on the couch watching a netflix movie, even if our child is there with us

  42. My ideal cheap date is to get one of the older kids to watch the younger ones, a dollar movie and dinner someplace with a coupon. Oh and we sneak candy into the theater too! :OP

  43. My ideal cheap date would be a walk on the beach and nice dinner at home. Cheap and healthy!

  44. Ideal cheap date – Hike, walk…

  45. My ideal cheap date is going out for a cup of coffee. Nothing fancy but it gives us time to chat and enjoy each others company without distractions.

  46. Movie and wine after the kiddos are in bed 🙂

  47. This is going to be sad and funny..
    My ideal date would be going to a thrift store. There’s one up the road a ways from us (really a 5 minute drive, but we don’t drive, so it’s 40 minutes) and it just has all this stuff in it that reminds us of our childhood.. They had a video of old Bugs Bunny cartoons – the one with that little martian with the anvil and the plane!
    So, yeah, I’m a huge dork, lol.

  48. Any time spent alone together!

  49. Ideal date is just walking around anywhere with the whole family, preferably with them asleep in the double stroller!

  50. Our ideal is cooking spaghetti together then snuggling on the couch & clearing out the dvr!

  51. Angela Worley says:

    McDonald’s dipped chocolate cones & home for a TV movie , popcorn optional <3

  52. My kids watching a show in our room so we can cuddle on the couch and watch a grown-up movie!

  53. Amanda Lockner says:

    Sitting in the car in the driveway and chit chatting while the baby sleeps. 😀

  54. My favorite cheap date was (we moved) taco Tuesdays on the Beach. We would grab $1 tacos, 2 each and watch the sun dip behind he waves as they either crashed or rolled into the beach.

    Second favorite cheap date- going in a hike.

  55. Nanase Tsukiyama says:

    We buy a bottle of wine or two and some cheese and bread. We enjoy them after our kids went to bed. It’ll be while we’ll get to do that since we had a baby girl 2 weeks ago, but i am looking forward to it!

  56. Rebekah hogan says:

    After the kids go to bed we sneak snacks in bed and watch tv or movies 🙂

  57. My ideal cheap date is letting my dd stay with her yaya and hubby and I getting takeout and a $5 movie from the bin at Walmart. We did that when we were first married and broke and its still a favorite. 🙂

  58. My ideal cheap date would be a free sitter (although my 4.5 month old nursling doesn’t get bottles… So maybe an early bedtime day instead), redbox, delivery Chinese, making sundaes with each other, and a nice walk. Maybe some wine! Haha.

  59. We love cuddling on the couch with a good movie and popcorn.

  60. Going horse back riding

  61. Jacqueline Smith says:

    Either renting a movie or picking one we already own and dessert

  62. Either take out or making a pizza at home and watching a movie after my daughter is in bed.

  63. Courtney Gipson says:

    My ideal cheap date is home with my fiance watching the new Walking Dead and drinking cheap box wine until we can’t see straight <3 <3

  64. My favorite cheap date is making dinner together and watching a redbox after we put our baby to bed.

  65. Just a quite night at home watching tv after the kids have gone to bed is the best cheap date!

  66. An idea date would include a brand new restaurant and probably a music concert. Our current dates involve family thrift store shopping or a quick lunch out while the kids are watched by grandparents.

  67. Christine Bailey says:

    staying home, cooking dinner together, and watching a movie.

  68. Pizza and a movie at home!

  69. A nice quite night a home just me and my DH .

  70. Thai food takeout! 😀

  71. Amanda Ehst says:

    My ideal date is a walk outside, a trip to a coffee shop, or a restaurant.com dinner.

  72. My ideal cheap date is a second run movie at the dollar theater and drinks at home after!

  73. Snuggles at home by the fire!

  74. My ideal cheap date is a home made dinner followed by ice skating!

  75. amanda smith says:

    Right now with a 21 month old and 5 week old, a cheap date is time to snuggle and watch a movie.

  76. Picnic at the beach! 🙂

  77. Him cooking dinner for me, dimly lit, no children. 😉 my husband is a great cook, I just wish he had a romantic bone in his body.

  78. My cheap date includes lunch with my hubby of 33yrs, and walking around mall to window shop.

  79. Kat Schuknecht says:

    Pizza and a movie at home.

  80. Amy Shrago says:

    weekend breakfast

  81. Staying in and cooking gourmet…like steak and lobster with a nice wine from our cellar.

  82. Shweta Saxena says:

    Our idea of a cheap date is to eat homemade dinner and watch a movie on the couch together all snuggled up…..and going on long walks.

  83. My favorite cheap date would be cooking at home with my husband, trying a new recipe! We love to cook together. If we’re doing a ‘date style’ dinner in, we start cooking shortly before putting the little one to bed, so we can eat romantically for two without hiring a sitter!

  84. Carolelizabeth says:

    Red box DVD movie rental cheap wine & spaghetti or pizza (:

  85. Cheap night at the theater is always a fun cheap date. Otherwise a movie at home rented from a Redbox with some snacks. 🙂

  86. My ideal cheap date would be dinner. I love to eat! I’d take it over flowers any day.

  87. My ideal cheap date is pizza and game night with the hubby. We are super low maintenance! We love laughing and having a good time together, and like to compete with each other occasionally 🙂 I usually win!

  88. Relaxing at home

  89. A bike ride together and a nice conversation over coffee at the local coffeehouse 🙂

  90. Our cheap date is netflix!

  91. My ideal cheap date night would be dinner and a movie. 🙂

  92. Haley Henry says:

    Dinner and a movie at home with some wine or a hike/walk and a picnic!

  93. My SO and I are homebodies, we much prefer to make homemade pizza, watch a movie on Netflix and if baby permits… sneak off to the living room for some alone time. 😉

  94. Our cheap date night is putting the kids to bed & opening a bottle of wine with a fire simulated DVD- no real fireplace here :/. Sets the mood perfectly & is quite relaxing after a crazy day

  95. My ideal cheap date is sending the kids to Nana’s (free babysitting!) and going home for a quiet dinner and a movie, who knows we might even go out somewhere for ice cream!

  96. Movie night in!!

  97. A coffee and pastry. Yum!

  98. Lessie LeBlanc says:

    I would LOVE to win this! I could really use a super supportive nursing tank!

  99. We stay in a lot – movies on Netflix or Redbox – and snuggle on the couch. After working all week and my hubby being in school, just relaxing together is perfect to me 🙂

  100. Heather C. says:

    My ideal cheap date would be snuggling in bed at home with a redbox movie and glass of wine!

  101. Chinese takeout and Netflix. With anything chocolate for dessert!

  102. My ideal cheap date would be an all day date. Going for a nice hike, picnic lunch, and once we get home, making a fun dinner together and watching a movie.

  103. My ideal cheap date is a romantic homemade dinner in
    With a movie and so cuddle time with my hubby 🙂

  104. Nicole O'Brien says:

    there is a second run movie theater close to our house, they have $2 Tuesdays!

  105. Ideal cheap date is just a nice walk out somewhere with just us! I love strolling along hand in hand with my hubby. Or, ordering a movie and relaxing on the couch eating popcorn!

  106. Dinner and wine night after kids go to bed!

  107. A nice stroll outside and a casual bite to eat without the kids!

  108. My ideal cheap date has changed post-baby. Now I’m happy with some quiet time on the couch!

  109. Order in and snuggle on the couch watching a movie!

  110. My ideal cheap date is Redbox movie night in with the hubby…maybe a nice leisurely walk to go pick up the movie, and popcorn with the lights dim for cuddling. =)

  111. An ideal cheap date for me and hubby is watching a movie at home after both kids (aged 8yo & 7.5mos.) are asleep. Or simply a candle lit dinner with home cook meals!

  112. My ideal cheap date is going hiking in the woods with a picnic lunch 🙂

  113. Cheap Date–Dinner & Movie at home with my hubby!

  114. Best cheap date night for us is going to Sam’s Club and getting the hot dog combo for $1.70. Then heading to the dollar theatre.

  115. Ideal date would be an afternoon @ the beach followed by a relaxing evening and a great seafood dinner withice cream and a final stroll along the beach until it gets too dark. 🙂

  116. Back when my husband and I were dating, we used to hit the In-n-Out drive through and then eat burgers & fries while watching old movies on cable tv. It was the best cheap date!

  117. A candlelight dessert picnic on the livingroom floor after the kids are asleep. I prefer that over an expensive date any day!

  118. Cheap date? It’s been so long i can’t even remember. Honestly i’d be happy with wine and a redbox or netflix movie in bed.

  119. We usually do a nice home cooked meal and maybe a movie.

  120. Dinner at home and a movie with some popcorn and chocolates while the the kids sleep. Maybe a nice walk with the hubby before hand would be nice too.

  121. Our cheap date is takeout and a redbox on the couch 🙂

  122. Coffee and conversation at our local coffee place

  123. We rent a movie and eat ice cream in bed!

  124. Our ideal cheap date is going to a park or the beach, for something a bit more involved we would camp a night or two.

  125. I love it when we take a hike along the river, where he proposed.

  126. I would say relaxing on the beach on a warm summer day!!

  127. My ideal cheap date is takeout & a movie at home once the kids are asleep – and some wine too.

  128. My ideal cheap date is chinese takeout & curling up on the couch together.

  129. A long walk to the natural foods store for chocolate with baby on back. 🙂

  130. my ideal cheap date is a walk to the pizza place down the street, fro yo and sitting in the park as the sun goes down : ) And now that we have a newborn — can’t wait to bring him along this spring and summer!

  131. Elizabeth C says:

    My ideal cheap date is a picnic in the park.

  132. Michelle Johnson says:

    Our ideal cheap date is snuggling up on the couch to watch a movie. After 18 years of marriage and 4 boys (14,7,3 and 4 months) is usually ends up with us falling asleep half way through and waking up a couple of hours later with 2 if not 3 of the boys asleep on the couch with us 🙂

  133. Angela Heffner says:

    My ideal cheap date would be to go to starbucks with my husband and him alone! He has been deployed (serving his 20th year in the Army, and on his seventh deployment) for 6 months now!
    I’d love to do anything with him!

  134. I love making pizzas with my family and playing games together, especially during our long winters. For a date with my husband, we love going to furniture stores or home improvement stores and just talking about redoing rooms, not actually doing it though

  135. Making homemade pizza and watching a ednox movie 🙂

  136. Jill Scavincky says:

    A cheap date for us is a bottle of arbor mist wine and watching a movie or playing a game after the kids go to bed. 🙂

  137. We haven’t really gone on a date as a couple yet since my 7 month old boy won’t take a bottle. Instead we bring him with us and go out for inexpensive dinners like Pho or just for coffee.

  138. melissa martin says:

    Ideal. Perfect. Date…family fishing/swimming at the lake

  139. My idea of a cheap date is some Freddy’s frozen custard on the couch watching a redbox movie 😀

  140. Best cheap date is a movie at home from the library, and a pizza!

  141. Cheap date for us is cuddling on the couch and watch our favorite show during the cold months and when it’s warm walking on the rail trail taking beautiful nature pics 🙂

  142. My ideal cheap date is a dinner at home … with us providing our own entertainment 🙂

  143. Holly Nakamoto Yep says:

    Fabulous giveaway! Our cheap date nights are cuddling on the couch or in bed while watching a movie after the kids are in bed.

  144. Jessica Epps says:

    Take out and a great movie!

  145. My idea of a cheap date is take out food brought home, and watching a movie. Just time together 🙂

  146. Emily Johnson says:

    Ditto Holly: putting the kids to bed and staying up late with popcorn watching a fun movie. ?

  147. Valerie Alexander says:

    My ideal cheap date is takeout, a few Redbox rentals and a lazy night snuggled in bed with lots of pillows and blankets!

  148. Picking up a dinner to go and watching a movie on the couch!

  149. A babysitter and a movie on the couch.

  150. Misty Henry says:

    couch. that’s all I want. Just let me rest on the couch and pretend there is nothing else around me!

  151. I love staying in and making a romantic dinner for the two of us after the kiddos are in bed and sharing dessert. Sometimes you don’t even need to leave the house

  152. Jessica Pardee says:

    Our cheap date was watching a sunset during the summer time.

  153. my ideal cheap date is my husband making us dinner and watching a movie at home 🙂

  154. Melissa Pope says:

    Cheap date? A night ride on the 4 wheelers out to the middle of the pasture, watching the stars and having an adult beverage:)

  155. Jamie Criss says:

    Cooking dinner with us each having a baby on our back and then watching movies on the couch

  156. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My ideal cheap date is once the kids are tucked in bed, a movie from Redbox with my husband!

  157. Dinner and movie at home and have the kids stay with the grandparents for the evening 🙂

  158. April Burns says:

    A picnic at the state park! So fun!

  159. Looks awesome!

  160. Francesca McCaffrey says:

    Fishing with my husband!

  161. Lindsay Kester says:

    My ideal date is take-out and a redbox movie. It is so much cheaper than having to get a baby-sitter and spending all of the money in a sit down restaurant and then for the movie, plus our boys get to be involved as well. We let them pick a movie and then my husband and I pick a movie!

  162. Just hanging out! Homemade dinner, movie and buttery popcorn!

  163. Sonya Morris says:

    A trip to Dairy Queen!

  164. Sonya Morris says:
  165. Dessert and a movie in after the kids are asleep!!

  166. i don’t have time to date :/

  167. Packed lunch in the park.

  168. for us, an ideal cheap date is streaming our fave show on netflix and a big bowl of popcorn. (ie, every friday night!)

  169. Anita Hernandez says:

    Movie Night in =)

  170. My ideal cheap date would be going window shopping with DH without the kids. Or maybe going to a hockey game. 🙂

  171. Currently, our only dates are over Skype, and that’s pretty cheap! 🙂