Friday, June 15, 2018

Keep Kids in Bed Longer with a Sleep Training Alarm Clock

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     As summer has started I am facing the same issue that most parents face when it comes to children and sleep. Children get up early when they don't have to and want to stay up late. I know my oldest has been known to get up before 5 a.m. Getting kids to stay in their beds longer can be difficult. Big Red Rooster has a great product that can be helpful. Disguised as an adorable puppy it is a Sleep Training Alarm Clock.

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     Big Red Rooster's Sleep Training Alarm Clock is perfect for children ages 2-7 years old. It helps children to learn to stay in bed longer. The dog has a light up ball and when it is red it reminds a child to stop and stay in bed. The can get out of bed when the ball turns green. It has 2 alarms so you can adjust for weekday and weekend settings. There is a nap timer that can be set from one minute to 12 hours. The clock can easily be set by removing the hidden parent compartment. The instructions are printed on the inside of the parent compartment. This is a nice feature as instructions are often lost and having them on the clock itself is a plus for sure. The clock comes with an AC adapter and can be used with AA batteries. The cute dog design is appealing to children.

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     My daughter is in love with this dog clock. She likes to hug it and talk to it. She is just learning what the colors mean. She will get out of bed early and I remind her of the doggy clock and she will go back and wait.  But it is still something she is learning with. My son has tried it and he caught on right away. It helps him to know when he needs to stay in bed and when he can get up.

     This would make a great gift for a young child and their parents. You can check out the Big Red Rooster website for lots of great items or get this on Amazon.

Thank you to Big Red Rooster for the Review!!

I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kids HearMuffs Kids Hearing Protection


     As a family we enjoy going to lots of events. I love to take my children to experience lots of things. We regularly attend Disney On Ice, Monster Jam, Globetrotters, and more. It does become difficult when we attend these events for my son Evan.  He has very sensitive ears. The loudness at many events are very difficult for him.  While Monster Jam is expected to be loud and require headphones, even going to Disney On Ice is difficult. We have used adult size headphones from the tool store until now. Recently I was introduced to Kids HearMuffs.


     HearMuffs are designed to develop with the child.  They are kid-size headphones with an adjustable headband that can fit a wide range of children's head sizes. The smooth foam gives a comfortable fit. There are a variety of colors in child-safe materials. The colors are blue, green, orange, red and white. They can protect young ears and muffle noise. It is common among children to have sensory sensitivity involving noises, especially with those on the autism spectrum. When a child is oversensitive to loud sounds it can limit a family on where they can go and the types of activities they participate in. HearMuffs are not created for sensory disorder, but those who have tried HearMuffs have been very grateful. HearMuffs come in a colorful protection-only model and the HearMuffs Trio with advanced features. The trio has a touch-to-talk button that lets in safe sounds for conversations and the ability to use as traditional headphones.


     I have first hand experience with limiting or making event difficult due to my child's sensitive ears. We have been out to events without ear protection and he will cover his ears and press his head into my side. It makes enjoying an event very difficult. So far we have not been able to use the HearMuffs at an event, but we have tried them out at home. We received the HearMuff Trio. Evan tried the HearMuffs while watching videos on his tablet and they work great.  He says they are very comfortable and he likes them. We also tried the talk-to-speak feature. It really worked in that he heard me talking to him and it lowered the background noise of the television. My oldest son tried them too and was jealous he didn't get a pair too. I know these are going to be put to lots of use with my son.  I really like that the headphone feature requires no power or batteries. 

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Buy it: Kids HearMuffs and Kids HearMuffs Trio


Thank you to Lucid Audio for the Review!!

I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Virtuoso Bears Review & #Giveaway


Vosego Ludwig van Beethoven Virtuoso Bear | 40 mins Classical Music for Babies | 15″ Award Winning Musical Soft Toy | Educational Toy | Perfect Gift for Infants Kids AdultsVosego Amadeus Mozart Virtuoso Bear | 40 mins Classical Music for Babies | 15″ Award Winning Musical Soft Toy | Educational Toy | Perfect Gift for Infants Kids Adults

     Babies are able to hear sounds as early as 24 weeks gestation. Playing classical music for babies in the womb is said to build brain connections. Classical music continues to have many benefits for babies. It is soothing, sparks creativity, helps to build memory, improves concentration, builds a love for music, improves pattern recognition, and helps to build a bond with mom. Recently I was introduced to Virtuoso Bears.


     Virtuoso Bears are teddy bears dressed in period clothing.  They have a hidden switch that can play seven tracts of Mozart's most recognized melodies. There are currently two bears to choose from. Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven.  Both are super soft and cuddly. They are dressed in adorable clothing and resemble the classical composer for which they are named after. They can play up to 40 minutes of sonatas, concertos, and symphonies. Their music box is tucked away inside the bear and easily turned on and off with a touch to the belly.  The bears are washable. They stand at 38" tall.   The classical music stimulates babies cognitive development.  Each bear plays their own set of songs.

Ludwig Van Beethoven plays:                        Amadeus Mozart plays:
  1. Fur Elise                                                             1. Rondo Alla Turca
  2. Symphony No.5                                                  2. Symphony No. 40
  3. Moonlight Sonata                                               3. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Allegro)
  4. Pastoral Symphony                                            4. Piano Concerto No. 21
  5. Emperor Concerto                                              5. Le Nozze di Figaro
  6. Sonata Pathetique                                              6. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Romance Andante)
  7. Ode to Joy                                                          7. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star




     We received Ludwig Van Beethoven.  And I was amazed at how soft he is.  So squishy and soft.  The music box is not really noticeable from the outside.  There is a volume control and the volume stays within safe zones for infants.  You can also skip tracks.  The melodies are so soothing.  My daughter likes to hug her bear and listen to the soft sounds.  She cuddles him on the couch and in bed. He has so much detail including the musical notes on his jacket.



     The bear came in a very nice decorated box. These bears would be great gifts for an expecting or new mom.  This is going on my list of ideas for any new mom's in the future.  I love that it can last for years with baby.  My daughter is 2 and she loves it.

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Thank you to Virtuoso Bears for the Review & Giveaway!!

I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Disney On Ice: Frozen April 12-15 Discount Tickets Available

   
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    Come be a part of the Disney magic.  Enjoy seeing Mickey and Minnie as they Host the fearless adventure of Anna in search of her sister Queen Elsa.  There will even be appearances from the Toys from Toy Story, Dory, the Lion King, and inspiring Disney Princesses. 

WHEN: Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2018
o Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM
o Friday, April 13 7:00 PM
o Saturday, April 14 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 6:30 PM
o Sunday, April 15 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM

WHERE: Talking Stick Resort Arena – 201 E Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
TICKETS: Ticket prices start at just $20 each!

Kids (age 2-12) tickets available for only $15 each (discount offer valid for all shows except Opening
Night Thurs 7pm; limit 2 kids tickets per full price Adult ticket purchased; not valid for premium level seating)

Discount Opening Night Ticket Offer: 50% off on select seating (not valid for premium level
seating)

Receive 20% off tickets with code: blog20
Limited to non-VIP tickets on any show other than opening night and is accomodated to a max of 8 tickets.

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-
3000 or visit the venue Box Office.
*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply


Thank you Feld Entertainment!!

I am excited for my family to attend this event. tickets are given in exchange for  this post. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Frozen Coming to Phoenix Disney On Ice


It is getting hot already in Phoenix.  Cool off with Anna and Elsa.  Disney On Ice Frozen coming this month.

WHEN: Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2018
o Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM
o Friday, April 13 7:00 PM
o Saturday, April 14 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 6:30 PM
o Sunday, April 15 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM

WHERE: Talking Stick Resort Arena – 201 E Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
TICKETS: Ticket prices start at just $20 each!

Kids (age 2-12) tickets available for only $15 each (discount offer valid for all shows except Opening
Night Thurs 7pm; limit 2 kids tickets per full price Adult ticket purchased; not valid for premium level seating)

Discount Opening Night Ticket Offer: 50% off on select seating (not valid for premium level
seating)

Receive 20% off tickets with code: blog20
Limited to non-VIP tickets on any show other than opening night and is accomodated to a max of 8 tickets.


Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-
3000 or visit the venue Box Office.
*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply


Thank you Feld Entertainment!!

I am excited for my family to attend this event. tickets are given in exchange for  this post. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Last Minute Non-Candy Easter Basket Gifts




     It seems like Easter has come really quick this year.  I can't believe it is already this weekend.  If you are like me you are scrambling for Easter Basket gifts. I try to add mostly non-candy items when possible.  Here are a few that I am excited to add to my kids baskets this year.  


     Chameleon Kidz has a new travel set. The smaller size is great for an Easter Basket.  The Blendy Pens Kit contains a variety of pen colors that can be blended smoothly to make 276 possible color blending combinations. When 2 Blendy pens are in the fusion chamber and you twist then stunning custom color blends and some really incredible art. The kit contains reusable stencils, magic reveal posters, and an art portfolio kids can color and personalize for hours of color blending and airbrushing fun.  Blendy Pens are non-toxic. 

  


     Whiffer Sniffers smell delicious and are fun to collect.  They are backpack clips with personality. Every year they introduce two new series. This year the Series 6 part 1 and part 2 are both already available. They even have a new Easter character this year. There are even fun mystery packs and rare golden mystery packs. I received all the series 6 characters. My kids are so excited.  The only toys allowed at their school are backpack clips. So they are excited to pick which to put on their bag for next week.  They keep sniffing them all trying to decide which is best.  Problem is they all smell so good.  

 



     Smart Toys and games have compacts and pockets games that are perfectly sized for Easter Baskets. iQ XOXO is a compact game board with a transparent lid. There are 10 colorful game pieces with X's & O's on them. There is also a game booklet with 120 challenges and solutions. JumpIN is a cute rabbit themed games.  Players move their rabbit around the board, jumping to safety.  There are 60 challenges easy to expert.  These games would be great for travel or out at a restaurant to stay busy while waiting.  Check out all the other great compacts and pocket games from Smart Toys.  


     As you are doing your last minute Easter shopping these are some great products to fill your baskets with. 


I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

Thursday, March 29, 2018

LEGOLAND Discover Center Creative Crew

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Would your son or daughter love to be a member of our 2018 Creative Crew? If your budding builder is a LEGO Lover, get more information and apply here: http://bit.ly/2FV3pd5

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Disney On Ice: Frozen Coming to Phoenix


     Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen,
returning to Phoenix this Spring from April 12 th – 15 th at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to
wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa,
whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious
snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they
help Anna in a race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical
trolls as you sing along to Academy Award®-winning songs like Let It Go and ultimately
discover true love is the most powerful magic of all!
Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special
appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney
Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney
On Ice presents Frozen - the show worth melting for!

WHEN: Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2018
o Thursday, April 12 7:00 PM
o Friday, April 13 7:00 PM
o Saturday, April 14 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 6:30 PM
o Sunday, April 15 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM

WHERE: Talking Stick Resort Arena – 201 E Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
TICKETS: Ticket prices start at just $20 each!

Kids (age 2-12) tickets available for only $15 each (discount offer valid for all shows except Opening
Night Thurs 7pm; limit 2 kids tickets per full price Adult ticket purchased; not valid for premium level seating)

Discount Opening Night Ticket Offer: 50% off on select seating (not valid for premium level
seating)

Receive 20% off tickets with code: blog20
Limited to non-VIP tickets on any show other than opening night and is accomodated to a max of 8 tickets.


Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-
3000 or visit the venue Box Office.
*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply


Thank you Feld Entertainment!!

I am excited for my family to attend this event. tickets are given in exchange for  this post. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cirque du Soleil

Wow I am always so amazed by the things Cirque du Soleil performers can do.  Check out Crystal by Cirque du Soleil in town for some interviews with local media.  Just hanging out at the Talking Stick Arena.  Just a few more weeks until their show opens at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.  Get your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.





Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Monster Jam at University of Phoenix Stadium

WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium – 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305

WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Pit Party from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM*
Event begins at 7:00 PM
*Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry





TICKETS: Tickets start at just $15 each!*

Pit Party Early Access Pass starts at $40
Pit Passes available to purchase for $10 each
All seats are reserved; Tickets & Pit Passes are available for purchase online at
Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745- 3000 or in-person at the University of
Phoenix Stadium Box Office. *ticket prices subject to change – venue/ticketing fees may apply.

DISCOUNT:
  • 20% off with code BLOG20
  • Valid on all performances on non-premium seats
  • Valid online only and expires February 2 (limit 8 per order; no double discounts)



Thank you Feld Entertainment!!

I am excited for my family to attend this event. tickets are given in exchange for  this post.