Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy and Hungry Booster Seat from Creative Baby!! #VeryHungryCaterpillar

What youngster hasn't enjoyed the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar? This picture book is a very familiar sight to children and parents alike, so here's a product that is sure to please them both as well!

I received the Happy and Hungry Booster Seat for review recently. This is a piece from The World of Eric Carle line, through Creative Baby. The bright colors on this booster seat are sure to keep your little one happy even if they are hungry! There are quite a few features that I love about this seat, so I'll just detail them below. 

1. The space-saving, portability aspect. This booster seat is perfect for on-the-go, or for anyone who wants to be able to store the seat somewhere when not in use. The back folds down into the seat, and the removable tray snaps in underneath the seat, and it has a handle, which all makes for a very handy, very easy to carry, booster seat. It's lightweight, and great to bring on road trips, vacations, or to Grandma's house when she's babysitting!

2. The adjustable sizing. With 2 reclining positions, 3 tray positions, and 2 height positions, you can adjust this seat to the perfect fit for your little one! Or, if they're ready to start eating at the "big table", you can remove the tray completely. Suggested use is for 6 months to 5 years, or up to 50 pounds, and with all the position variations, that's easy to see!

3. The safety features. Yes, you would think that any and all booster seats come with safety features such as a belt or harness, but sadly they don't. This Happy and Hungry Booster Seat, however, comes with a 3-point harness, and chair straps! This way your child can't slip out of the seat, and the seat can't slip out of the chair!

4. The child-friendly design. With the nice cushiony seat pad, and the bright, fun colors, this booster seat is both fun and comfy for your little one to enjoy. The seat itself is a fun green color, and the seat pad is straight from the pages of The Very Hungry Caterpillar! 

All in all, I'm impressed with the Happy and Hungry Booster Seat. It's portable, it's safe, it's adjustable, it's fun, and to top it off, it's very budget-friendly, at under $30.00! Before you go rushing out to buy one though, please note that these are only available online through Burlington Coat Factory. You won't find them in your local store, just order online and it will be delivered to your door!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mary, Did You Know?

This is the BEST rendition of "Mary Did You Know" that you will ever hear. I've heard a lot of hype recently about different groups singing this incredible song, but I'm of the opinion that this solo is the best. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

More FREE Apps For Kids!! #MomBuzz


This is a simple, yet very fun, read-along app for children. The free version offers two storybooks for your little ones to read along with (just purchase the full version for a whole lot more books!), and the graphics are very eye-catching. Sure to keep kids’ attention! There are also songs that they can sing along with, which every child will love!

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This is easily one of the best apps I’ve seen for children. It’s fun and will definitely keep them busy, yet it’s educational too. Just using the free version, kids will learn how to write uppercase alphabet, rhyming words, and work their way through simple mazes. Many more activities are available when you purchase the full version, but even the free version is enough to keep them busy learning!

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Android users can also find Kids Academy on Google Play!

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This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media and Kids Academy. All opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Free Apps Make Math Fun!! #FreeMathApp

Hey everybody! I wanted to share a couple really fun FREE apps for your children to use that will help them to enjoy math! It's called Splash Math, and there are apps available for Preschool and Kindergarten levels, as well as 1-5 grade. Here are my thoughts on the Kindergarten and Preschool app: This app is the perfect way to start your child on their journey with math. Instead of letting your youngster “hate” math like so many others, this will teach them to have fun with numbers! Basics such as counting, greater/lesser numbers, addition and subtraction and more are taught. It’s fun because children earn rewards (animals for their jungle) and then get to interact with the animals.

Join the 8 million+ users! Download Splash Math on iTunes! Get SplashMath for Grades 1-5 Get SplashMath for Pre-K

Or check them out on Google Play!

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The 1-5 grade is also great; math is often the most hated subject in school, so it's nice to find an app that will encourage children to not only learn, but enjoy, math. This app is fun and appealing for kids, and brings them from 1st grade all the way to 5th grade math. I like that it sends weekly updates through email on your child's progress.

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This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media and StudyPad Inc. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

No More Fear Of Dentist Visits With The Wand!!

How many of you enjoy going to the dentist? Yeah, most people don't. It's just not an enjoyable trip normally! However, there's a new dentistry tool in town that just might change your opinion.

I first learned about The Wand last month through a press announcement. Basically, The Wand is a computer-assisted anesthesia system. In more simple terms, it makes your shots pretty much pain free! While researching The Wand, I learned that it's not really the needle that causes pain during injections; it's the pressure from the flow of anesthesia as it goes in. The Wand solves that problem by making the pressure a steady, consistent flow that is perfect for the tissue where it's being injected. Not too fast or strong, but just right so you don't even feel it!

I was able to set up an appointment with Dr. Paul Obrock of Cornerstone Dental Health in Quincy, IL to "try out" The Wand during a filling. When I arrived at Cornerstone Dental Health, I was pleased with the pleasant, almost family appearance of the clinic. My last dentist visits were at a clinic that's actually located in a hospital, and for myself at least, and I imagine a lot of other people, that's somewhat off-putting. 

Dr. Obrock was very helpful in explaining how The Wand works, what the difference is between normal injections and The Wand, and answering my questions about the process. The Wand looks almost like a pen, with a small, thin "cable" attached that the anesthesia flows through. Definitely much less "threatening" than the typical syringe!

I have to say I've never really been afraid of the dentist or even the shots. Not that it doesn't hurt, and yes, I'm always a little nervous, but honestly the shots just don't bother me; I have a pretty high pain tolerance level. However, after feeling The Wand, I am definitely a fan! There is literally no pain. The Wand chimes out during the injection, allowing the dentist to know the speed with which to administer the anesthesia (by manipulating a foot pedal), and also when the cartridge is 1/4 emptied, 1/2, etc. Of course from there it's a standard procedure, but what a difference The Wand makes! 

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You can find a dentist in your area that uses The Wand simply by using the search box on The Wand website. I guarantee after one experience with The Wand, you will not want to go back to a standard injection ever again! Oh, and if you're in the Quincy, IL area, I highly recommend Dr. Obrock and Cornerstone Dental Health

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saving Money For The Holidays With CampusBookRentals!

This time of year, saving money is always a very important topic on people's minds. Shopping for holiday gifts means trying to save money in other areas. Including, as it may be, in the area of college textbooks.

My youngest brother just started attending a local college this past semester. He's going in for criminal justice, and wants to get a career in law enforcement. One of the biggest shocks for him was the cost of his books. He was shocked that little-almost pamphlet style-books could be so expensive, not to mention the large textbooks!

That's when my chance came to "save the day", and tell him about CampusBookRentals.com! CampusBookRentals allows students to save money by renting the necessary textbooks, and save a whole lot of money in doing so. Average savings on renting vs. buying a book from a bookstore is 40-90%! Plus, you don't end up with a shelf full of textbooks that you have to try and find a new home for. Just a few pf the perks of renting from CampusBookRentals besides the big savings? You get free shipping both ways, you can highlight in the books, rental periods are flexible based on your needs, and with each book rented, a donation is made to Operation Smile. (For more information about Operation Smile, please visit their website.)

Now, CampusBookRentals has come up with yet another way for students to save on their costs. Actually, it's more like a way to make some extra money! Introducing RentBack, a site where you can rent out the textbooks you're finished with to other students! You don't have to pay shipping (RentBack covers the shipping costs) and they even take care of sending the books out. So it's no hassle for you, but you're making some extra money to use for other college needs, or maybe some holiday gifts!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Epi Slim Grooming Tool For The Holidays!!

I'm sure most women are familiar with-or have at least heard of-Emjoi, the creator of many great epilators as well as the Micro-Pedi. This holiday season they've released a handy new tool, the Epi Slim+ e18

I received an Epi Slim+ for review, and the first thing I noticed is the size. Very compact and lightweight, so you can slip it in your purse, keep one in the car, or  pack in your carry-on luggage. It's battery powered, so there's no need to find an outlet somewhere; you can pull out your Epi Slim any time, anywhere! I love that the Epi Slim+ removes hair as short as 0.3mm. You don't have to wait and let your unwanted hair grow to half an inch, like many epilators I've seen advertised; 0.3mm is super short! This gives you soft, smooth skin for up to 6 weeks, which I also really like. I hate that shaving your legs is a chore that needs done weekly to keep them smooth-with the Epi Slim, it lasts much longer!

With a retail price of only $34.95 this holiday season, the Epi Slim+ e18 is a great gift idea for any woman. In fact, in the midst of all your holiday shopping and preparation, why not just treat yourself?!

"The compact Epi Slim+ features 18 of the same patented 3-disc tweezers that have long made Emjoi products the go-to choice for removing unwanted hair (as short as 0.3mm) from the root from any part of the body (including the most sensitive areas—face, bikini line, underarms, etc.) quickly, with minimum discomfort and for up to six weeks at a time. With eRase glide technology, its disc opening at an optimal 14mm and operating at 540 strokes per second, these tweezers remove the majority of hair at the first pass to keep the possibility of skin irritation to an absolute minimum. Meanwhile skin glide technology lifts up and removes hair by gliding the tweezers over the skin with less irritation."

Check out the Epi Slim+ and all of Emjoi's other great grooming products online!