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Friday, September 19, 2014

Little Tikes Americana Sort 'n Store Toy Chest Giveaway

I was not compensated for this giveaway.

     Do you remember when we reviewed and gave away the Little Tikes Primary Colors Sort 'n Store Toy Chest?  There were so many excited to win and only one prize to give.  But I have good news if you were hoping to win and came up without the win.  I have another great chance to win a similar toy chest, the American Sort n' Store Toy Chest.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fit Made Fun MommyParty with Leap Frog and Clif Kids #FitMadeFun

I was provided the below mentioned products in order to host a party.

     On Saturday, September 6, 2014 I participated in Fit Made Fun Day.  I was sent a fun party pack from Leap Frog and Cliff Kids.  I invited over some friends and family.  Unfortunately it happened to be the same weekend as my brother in law was taking my nieces and nephews on their first vacation to the beach.  So about half of the invited kids could not make it.  But we still made it fun even though it was small.  This day was picked to coincide with the global launch of the LeapBand, the new wearable activity tracker from Leap Frog.  This was a day to encourage kids and their families to jump into motion and experience the fun of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Back to School: Skill Sharpeners Math & Phonics Fun and Crayola Artist Studio: Rock Painting Review and Giveaway

     This year Jayden has moved into 1st grade.  He is so excited and enjoying it so far.  But during the summer I wanted some activities to prepare him for the switch as well as entertain him.  Being home for the summer kids, especially mine, need things to do.  So to help Jayden prepare for 1st grade and enjoy some artistic activities I received a couple of great books from Silver Dolphin.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Back to School: Kidecals Personalized Labels Plus Discount Code

I was provided the below mentioned products in order to provide a review.

   There are so many supplies that kids need for school. But then once they are off to school with those supplies you have to worry if they will keep track of them.  Kids lose things all the time.  I know that lost and found bins at schools are full all the time.  They lose lunch boxes, backpacks, water bottles, jackets, and more.  One way to reduce the amount of lost items is to label them.  If there is a name label on that lunch box then everyone knows whose it is when it is found.  I like to label all of the boys items they take to school.  So when Kidecals asked if I would be interested in reviewing their personalized labels of course I said yes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Depend #Underwearness Movement Drop Your Pants #DropYourPants #Sp

This post is sponsored by Depend.
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      Just the other day I was talking to my class about giving birth.  Its an Early Childhood Education class and we are talking about prenatal right now.  My students have lots of questions during this unit. I think in every class period the question about if you pee yourself after you have a baby came up.  So I had to be honest with them and said, yes.  Most often you will have some leakage if you cough, sneeze, laugh, or even move sometimes.  Unfortunately it comes with the territory.  I admit it has happened to me a few times.  After having 2 kids, it is enviable.  Shoot after just 1 kid I have had it happen.  That sneeze comes out of no where and all of a sudden you find yourself running for the bathroom.  It is most definitely not pretty or funny.  There are a few things that can be done to prevent the embarrassing wetness that many women experience.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Back to School Learning Resources Snap n Learn Alphabet Alligators Review & Giveaway

 I was provided the below mentioned products in order to provide a review
     This year back to school included Evan starting at a toddler preschool class.  I will admit that I was pretty nervous for Evan to start school.  He is barely 2 years old, and actually when he started it was about a month before he turned 2.  Jayden didn't do preschool until he was 3 and he was only going a couple days a week for a few weeks with my friend.  Evan's is all day, everyday.  But that nervousness went away pretty quickly.  Evan didn't take long to adjust to the classroom.  He loves going to school with his friends and his teachers.  He loves to learn and play.  Evan is now at the perfect age to start learning so many things.  One thing he is showing interest in is letters.  For some reason he likes the letter B and will point to letters and tell me its B.  Seeing his interest grow I was happy to received the Snap'N'Learn Alphabet Alligators from Learning Resources.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival coming to Arizona

I will be  provided tickets in exchange for this post. 
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Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival is coming to US Airway Center this month.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Glass Dharma Straws Review & Giveaway

 I was provided the below mentioned products in order to provide a review.

     We like to use drinking straws at home and away.  Not sure why, it just seems easier.  But I hate going through a bunch of plastic straws that just get thrown away afterwards.  Recently I was contacted by GlassDharma about trying their glass straws.  I had heard of glass straws before, but never tried them.  So of course I said yes I'd be interested in trying them.

MAM Love to Learn Contest - Win a $2,500 College Savings Bond ENDS TODAY!!! #MAMLovetolearn

 I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

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     Did you see the picture of student and mom Karlesha Thurman?  She snapped it at her California State University graduation ceremony and it went viral.  Some people complimented her and showed huge support while others bashed her for publicly breastfeeding.  What side were you on?  I personally commend her.  I am a breastfeeding mom myself and feel like breastfeeding should be more accepted as it is natural.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Back to School: Apparel n Bags Gemline 5340 Impulse Backpack

I was provided the below mentioned products in order to provide a review.

     Going back to school means school supplies.  One thing that pretty much all kids need for school is a backpack.  They need something to carry their supplies and homework to and from school.  I have mentioned before that Jayden's school is pretty strict on supplies and apparel.  One of the requirements is that backpacks must be a solid color with no graphics on them.  It is not always easy to find a good backpack in a solid color.  There are tons out there with cartoon characters and prints, but not so many solid.  Plus I want Jayden's backpack to have a side pocket that can hold his water bottle.  He takes one to school each day.  When Apparel n Bags was interested in a review and I searched their website for the perfect backpack for Jayden.  I found one that I thought would do the job.