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Just Dance 2016 Review

Every year we look to find something for the holidays to entertain my kids!  This year is no different!  We have all the other Just Dance games-why not make this one the holiday break exercise routine!  Burn baby burn. If ONLY you knew what I've been eating since.. ohhh.. THANKSGIVING.  

What's very cool about this game NEW is the app that you can download to make your phone a controller!  Awesome, right? Just Dance 2016 has some of the most fun songs EVER on it this time around!  Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars.. Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson and many more of your favorite artists attack the lineup of Just Dance 2016.  What is your favorite song on the game?

 


#RealMomGiftGuide BEST Personalized Gift Idea

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#RealMomGiftGuide

BEST Personalized Gift Idea

TOTAL freaking awesomeness!  

Looking for a great gift that is filled to the brim with personalization?  Check out Collage.com!!!  

MOM & HUBBY DO NOT LOOK: lol

They have a ton of really cool products.  What I love about them is their STORY!  Check out Collage.com to make EVERYTHING personal!  Photobooks, calendars, phone cases, mugs, you freaking name it!  

They did not pay me to love them - but they did however offer me product to review.  Needless to say - ALL our family gifts are coming from there this year.  Wish I had an affiliate code to give you! haha

 

Grab the LG G4 Smartphone at Best Buy

Best Phone for Cute Kid Pictures

Becoming a mom made me one crazy phone-photography lady for sure.  I have had the exact same phone brand since it first came out in 2007. In the past few months, I realized that it's TOTALLY time to shop for a new obsession!  So when the LGG4 Smartphone came out - It was like a crazy force field drawing me to it!  I honestly hit up the stores like 4 times just to play with it.  And this past week, I made buddies with the sales rep at Best Buy to the point where he knows me by name. HA.  

Sad, I know.  But I'm a DIGITAL INFLUENCER, people.  I gotta have the gadgets to do my job.  

I know.  I totally know what you're thinking. I do have every gadget known to man laying around my house and I def do have an obsession with gadgets... So after doing the Best Buy Trade In Program - mama got a brand new phone!  

I'm actually really embarrassed about my experience at Best Buy.  I snapped an awesome shot with my OLD PHONE of the LG G4, then started fooling around with the LG G4 - THEN bought their phone with trade in on my phone & an ipad - and I DON'T HAVE THE PICTURE BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE MY OLD PHONE!

So here are 5 thing about the LG G4 I LOVE:

1) The camera.  It's THE.BOMB.  The Mega Pixels on this thing is 16 MP on the forward cam and 8 MP on the back camera.  The auto focus is the best one I've seen on any phone. For.Sure.

2) The Design.  I love the leather design!!  It's very helpful with a toddler that likes to throw phones.  Ahem.  #JustSayin

3) Display.  Finally!!!  It's brighter, clearer and easier to see.  And as a novice photographer it's really great to SEE the images I take in the dark! ha

4) Get MONEY BACK if you buy it from Best Buy!  Guaranteed $100 Best Buy Gift Card!! $100 is a fab return on your investment, don't you think?

5) Size.  It fits in the palm of my hand.  My husband has one of the crazy huge phones and I can't even stand it.  No way can I handle one of those big phones.  But this one fits perfectly.  It's like the glass slipper! haha

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

CATCH THEM ON SOCIAL: @LGUSAMobile  @BestBuy #LGG4

5 Great Subscription Services to Spend Your Holiday Cash On

5 Great Subscription Services to Spend Your Holiday Cash On

Did you survive the holiday?

I can assure you I'm quite thankful that they are over.  I'm ready to rock the new year for sure!  As someone who loves to give gifts that give way more than just the holidays.....I went on a mission to find some great gifts that you can give all year long.  Plus, mama has GOT to gift herself from the hard work being home with kids the entire winter break, right? #RealMomProblems

Subscription gift boxes are all the rage right now.  In fact - I've found my new fave website to fuel that addiction!  (And seriously-the site is called 'MY SUBSCRIPTION ADDICTION'!  TRUTH.)  

Each month, a box is shipped to your front door filled with new products.  They can be anything from sample sizes of clothing & shoes to renting runway fashions & even RENTING TOYS!  Everyone loves to get packages in the mail. There is always something great about getting something new & fun at your doorstep!

 


ECOCENTRIC MOM BOX

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Ecocentric is one of my faves too!  I am not 'granola' if you will. lol I love to support the Earth when I can though and with this box of 5-9 hand selected products you'll discover great new finds!

I love that they send you larger than the usual sample sizes.  They even include full sizes!  Each box has a $24-$50 retail value to them.  You will discover new types of natural, sustainable, organic, and ethical products with each box.


BRICK LOOT

For the LEGO fans, you can’t go wrong with Brick Loot . Brick fanatics!  Subscribers get receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building. Each month your Brick Loot box is filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect.

What I LOVE about Brick Loot is the UNIQUENESS that comes along with their products.  There isn't a giant LOGO (or should I say LEGO logo) screaming at you.  It's unique, cute, convenient and a HUGE gift for any building fans in your house!

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BIRCH BOX

BirchBox.  I actually have seen quite a few different bloggers & vloggers doing unboxing videos of BirchBox.  It's a fun diddy of unique products.  They sent me one for review and I immediately signed up my husband for the dude deliveries!!  He is very into smelling and looking good.  (That is of course a GOOD THING that he's like that.  He is a pretty boy and I love that about him!)  He really liked the idea and that he was getting three more boxes.  The one thing that I'll say is that the boxers in the box they sent for review were a size M.  What guy is a medium??? lol I'm not sure if they personalize that better.  I hope so cause he loved the boxers - but ahem.  Said his 'bits won't fit'.  Ok & alrighty then. lol TMI, right?


FOR THE MAKERS

Many moons ago when my 6 year old was a baby I use to get a monthly subscription of scrapbooking stuff.  I loved it until I stopped scrapbooking and my house filled with STUFF.  lol.  The great thing about these kinds of crafting boxes is that they can be gifted too.  And they teach you a serious step by step learning of simple and cute crafts.  

So, I came across a very cool crafting subscription service called For The Makers.   This isn't just your average "here's a bunch of beads now go build something service"!  They have some serious art projects!  At For the Makers they give you all the materials to make 4 DIY projects for $29 a box. What's really fun about this service is that you can shop the collection pending your personality!  The boxes range from products like making lip balm to shoe clips.  What's interesting to me with this service was that they actually sell the finished products on the website and for a LOT more than the $29 investment you made to handmake them.  And if you are someone who loves to do handmade gifts - you'll LOVE this!


BLUUM

This is a box that I tried out a couple years ago.  It is the PERFECT box for any new mom, mom to babies, baby shower, etc.  VERY motherly with BLUUM.  =)  They have gotten a lot better over the years.  I did enjoy this particular box when I was pregnant with Hudson - because there was a lot of great natural products in there. 

Now they send from pregnancy to preschool including some very fun games!  Bluum also is a great service that lets you try before you buy.  You know as a new mom - the products you buy trying to find the right one is soooo expensive! lol

#RealMomGiftGuide Family Play with Smart Games

A great New Year's Resolution? Committing one day a week to quality family time. Maybe it's a special family dinner. Maybe it's a family hike. Or maybe it's a fun and raucous night of games!  Family Game night is one of the best ways to hang out as a family.  

Add to your Family Game Night collection for the holidays! SmartGames has a great selection to add to your growing library of games!

Quadrillion

Start a new challenge in a snap, with no direction required! Just place the four magnetic grids together and start playing. Can you fit the 12 puzzle pieces on the game board you just created?

Quadrillion is the ultimate solitaire game for all ages, with big, sturdy puzzle pieces that are easy and fun to handle.

Can you be your own GPS? Can you navigate the city and guide two travelers to their destination? Place the double-sided puzzle pieces on the game board to create routes from start to finish. This game includes 2 booklets, each with 60 challenges from easy to expert. Booklet A (“On the Double”) has challenges with two different colored routes, booklet B (“Delivery Express) challenges with either red or blue routes.

Find SmartGames on Facebook and Twitter.

Deck the Halls with Lumenplay™ App-Enabled Lights

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There is something fun and special about decorating for the holidays. We have our traditional holiday “home garb” that we deck our halls with: various knick-knacks collected over the years interspersed with new contemporary finds that we add. I love the cozy feeling of holiday-themed candle scents wafting through my house, and watching my boys, in wonder, as they decorate our Christmas tree.


S4 is taking holiday decorating to a new level. This year, they are launching Lumenplay™ App-Enabled Lights, a line of Bluetooth-enabled light strings that are controlled via Android and iOS smart devices. The app is free, and, along with Bluetooth connection, you can let your holiday creative go to town!


With the Lumenplay™  app, you can customize light string colors, effects and visualize music. There is no “set-up” required. With one touch, the app instantly recognizes the lights and you can immediately start playing and customizing. Imagine having a holiday light show in the comfort of your home!  

You can find Lumenplay™ App-Enabled LIghts at the folllowing retailers: s4lights.com, 58 Apple stores and apple.com, amazon.com, 250 Brookstone stores and brookstone.com, balsamhill.com, gertens.com and bestbuy.com.

For more information on the these awesome lights, visit the Lumenplay™ website!
 

Stay Dry with New Unilever Dry Spray Antiperspirant

There is nothing that brings on sweaty moments than the month of December. Oh sure, the weather starts to get chilly. But the holidays certainly turn up the heat! From shopping in crowded malls and feverishly wrapping gifts (covertly after the kiddos are asleep!) to cooking over a hot stove and making small talk at parties, it’s important to stay dry under holiday stress

Unilever is one of my favorite brands for deodorant. And they are revolutionizing the deodorant category with the launch of a New Dry Spray Antiperspirant innovation and technology across five brands: Degree®, Degree Women®, Dove®, Dove Men+Care® and AXE®.

 

What’s great about dry spray antiperspirant? It goes on fast and dry, so no sticky or wet feelings under your arms as you wait for it to dry. Also? NO RESIDUE. I can’t tell you how difficult it can be to get dried deodorant off sweaters!

 

Here are the New Dry Spray Antiperspirants for you to consider (HELLO!  These will make awesome stocking stuffers):

 

                           

  

Degree Men

Degree Men Dry Spray Antiperspirant includes MOTIONSENSE® Technology, and is designed to respond directly to your body movement for superior protection. The collection provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection and is available in a wide variety of signature Degree Men fragrances [SRP: $4.99 (3.8oz)].

            

Degree Women

Degree Women Dry Spray Antiperspirant includes MOTIONSENSE ® Technology, and is designed to respond directly to your body movement for superior protection. The collection provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection and is available in a wide variety of signature Degree Women fragrances [SRP: $4.99 (3.8oz)].                    

Dove

Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant provides all the care of Dove for softer, smoother underarms. The collection offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection, along with Dove’s signature 1⁄4 moisturizing technology, and is available in a wide variety of Dove fragrances [SRP: $5.49 (3.8oz)].                 

Dove Men+Care

Dove Men+Care Dry Spray Antiperspirant is tough on sweat, not on skin. The collection offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection, along with Dove Men+Care’s signature 1⁄4 moisturizing technology and is available in a wide variety of Dove Men+Care fragrances [SRP: $5.49 (3.8oz)].                 

AXE

AXE White Label Dry Spray Antiperspirant is designed to help guys feel confidently fresh and is part of the newest premium line of grooming products. The collection provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection and is available in a wide variety of signature AXE fragrances [SRP: $5.49 (3.8oz)].         

The Dry Spray products will be available at retailers nationwide today, Cyber Monday, 12/1/14 and can be found at online retailers such as amazon.com and drugstore.com.




 

Which Dry Spray products are YOU excited to try?


 

Disclosure:  NOPE.  I did not get paid for this.  I did get some dry goods to test and love them.  All opinions are my own. 

 

Real Mom Tech Gadgets: ASUS Transformer Book T100 2 in 1

When you travel as much as I do, you need a lot of tech gadgets to get you through your journey. From power wallets to phone to laptops to bluetooth keyboards, there's a lot you have to pack to make your work trip successful. 

Sometimes you have to condense and just not bring all the things with you. There were times I did this and then I wished I didn't. Maybe I really did need the tablet. Or the times I wasn't going to bring the laptop because I thought I wouldn't have any down time....only to have a 3 hour layover. 

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Now, I can condense and bring all the things! With the ASUS Transformer Book T100 2 in 1, I have a laptop and and tablet with me at all times. Light and handy, it works as either a laptop or a 10" tablet. I love being able to have the versatility with me when I am on the road. 

Some other cool specs?

  • Battery lasts up to 11 hours with one charge (amazing!)
  • Comfortable keyboard dock with multi-touch touchpad and USB 3.0 for productivity on-the-go
  • Windows 8.1 operating system 
  • Insanely light!

The only thing I seem to be having problems with are the little people trying to steal my new toy! What is it with kids and wanting all of our new devices? And what is it with them knowing how to use them before I learn how to use them? #RealMomProblems...I have them.

If you are tired of packing a million devices and cords on your trips, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 2 in 1 will have you ditching everything and making your bag a little lighter!

The ASUS Transformer Book T100 2 in 1 is available at Radio Shack for only $329.99! (Pricing may vary)

 

Real Mom Tech Gadgets: iWerkz Universal Portable Bluetooth Keyboard

Meetings are a big part of my life. And at most of my I need to be prepared to have take notes, share documents and have access to the internet. And while my smartphone is top-notch, it just doesn't cut it for a business meeting. The only problem? I often need something compact and travel-friendly, so my laptop isn't ideal. I can be pretty fumbley with the iPad touchscreen, but its the best choice for those meetings on-the-go. And I've found the perfect item to bridge the usability gap!

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The iWerkz Universal Portable Bluetooth Keyboard has become a saving grace for this working momma! This keyboard lightweight and folds up for easy portability. Thanks to bluetooth technology, it is compatible with most tablets and smartphones.The battery on the iWerkz keyboard is up to 44 hours - that's 2 or 3 days of work! Wahoo! The protective case also doubles as a stand. Some more information on the  iWerkz Universal Portable Bluetooth Keyboard:

  • Includes 44652 Bluetooth keyboard, protective case/stand, and charging cable
  • Compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled tablets and smartphones; Android, iOS, and Windows devices
  • Docks device while in use
  • Up to?44-hour run/30-day standby time on full charge
  • Foldable design
  • Rechargeable lithium battery
  • Measures approximately 7" x 5-3/8" x 1-1/16"
  • 90-day Limited Manufacturer's Warranty


The iWerkz Universal Portable Bluetooth Keyboard retails for $39.96 on QVC - that's a great deal! You'll also find this item on the 2014Real Mom Holiday Gift Guide - so start thinking of your tech-loving friends who would totally to find this in their stockings this holiday season!  

Real Mom Tech Gadgets: Power Wallet

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I'm a mom on the go, and in this technological world we now live in, my devices go with me.  I can't tell you how many times I've been at an important meeting or an event, and my much-needed devices fail me. My phone is a necessary item for these meetings and events, and it leaves me powerless (literally) when their batteries die on me!

But not any more!

I'm totally crushing on the Power Wallet. This stylish item fits easily into your purse looks super cute. But the best part? It has a rechargeable built-in battery that powers up most smartphones. How amazing is that? That means no more being left stranded with a dead, useless phone. How many moms could benefit from this? Here are the specs: 

  • Includes Power Wallet with built-in 3000mAh battery, micro USB cable, 30-pin adapter, and USB charging cable
  • Compatible with most micro USB and 30-pin smartphones
  • Side battery indicator
  • Interior card/cash pockets
  • Holds most smartphones
  • Polyurethane/cotton construction
  • Approximate measurements: Closed 4-1/2"L x 7-5/8"L x 3"D; Open 8-1/2"W x 7-3/4"L x 1-1/2"D

Bonus feature: it can be worn as a wristlet!

This item retails for $66 on QVC (but currently on sale for $49.86. The Power Wallet will also be featured in the 2014 Real Mom Holiday Gift Guide (so grab it now while it's on sale for those tech-savvy women in your life!)

Zooligans Review

Zooligans Review

The company is fronted by a husband wife team!  Anyone who knows my site - knows my life of small companies.

VTech Baby Monitor #VTechSafeandSound

VTech Baby Monitor #VTechSafeandSound

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I'm busy.

Like, all the time busy. I'm a full-time mom, a full-time wife and I work (you guessed it) full-time. Waking up some mornings, it is a rush from one thing to the next. There is school, lessons, meetings, activities and sometimes we even manage to have a homecooked meal together!

Every parent laments the idea of "missing out" on their kids growing up. It's difficult - they grow so fast! But in the day-to-day, I've become more aware of missing out on the little moments - and sometimes that can be a safety issue!

With 2 boys (ie: Big Trouble and Little Trouble), I have to always be alert. It's amazing how quickly they get into things, make a mess or put themselves in a potentially harmful situation. Parents need multiple sets of eyes to keep track of their kids nowadays!

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While we may not actually have eyes in the back of our heads, we can embrace devices that help us keep an eye on our little ones. It really is amazing the products that has come along from my oldest to the youngest days!  From a 6 year old to a 15 month old - the technology is a LIFE SAVER!

I have been super impressed with theVTech Safe & Sound Pan and Tilt Baby Monitor   I have had the fortunate opportunity to review many baby products over the years and when i found out I was pregnant with Hudson, I knew that BABY MONITORS were the BIGGEST thing I needed to get right!

I was recently sent my major GO TO MONITOR that I am FOREVER going to have attached to my belt buckle.

This little camera does it ALL! The camera can pan 270 degrees side-to-side and tilt 124 degrees up and down. It can also zoom in. I love that you have the ability to adjust the camera position, whether the kids are playing or sleeping, to see exactly what you need to see.  I love this product so much that because we are on three levels in our townhome - I went out and got ANOTHER camera!!  I have one of them set up on the baby crib with the viewer by my bed. The other viewer is set up all the way to the very downstairs in our house so I can hear the baby when he wakes up from naps.  Otherwise, I have to drag the monitor all over the house.  It really has become a lifesaver.

Even better, the VTech system has a "multiple view option." What does that mean? It means you can support up to 4 cameras on one parent unit. So if you want to keep an eye on the bedrooms as well as the playroom, VTech has you covered (literally!).  And TRUST ME when I tell you - I LIVE by the dual views!!

Another huge addition to this product is that is has a great range to it.  I can step outside and grab my oldest from the school bus while the baby is napping!  I can play outside with the oldest and have the baby inside.  It allll works out and I do not have to run up and down 500 stairs!!  

VTech has never let me down and they have gone above and beyond with this baby monitor.  

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As part of a program I'm working on with Mom it Forward & VTech, I was sent this monitor for review.  

Easy Riding with the Joovy Qool

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Part of being a mom is research.

Really, moms should be earning another degree with how much studying is required of us! The moment we see those pink lines on a stick, we are researching: car seats, high chairs, bottles, pacifiers, cribs, feeding utensils, diaper bags, toys. We assess the safety, the quality, the overall rating, the durability, the flexibility, the usefulness. We scour books and the internet, trying to discern what is best for our babies.

From day one with Boston, one of the brands I have learned to trust is Joovy. Everything about their products appeals to me. They are highly-rated, made from quality material and they just look chic. Now that I am a mom to two cute (but crazy) little boys, I appreciate the qualities of Joovy products all the more deeply.

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Most recently, I have been impressed with one of Joovy's newest products: The Joovy Qool. This stroller has been a lifesaver for me since Hudson came around! Where do I begin? The design of the Qool is amazing, from the leather-wrapped handlebars to the aluminum frame. Using it on a daily basis, I can feel the durability.

Also? I love that it is compact. Raise of hands from the mommas and papas who have wrestled with some of the ginormous and clunky strollers on the market. Oh my goodness. Those strollers are hard to push and even harder to fold up and put in your car after a day at the park (did I mention they are also as heavy as an elephant?!). The Qool is small, light-weight (I'm saying it again: LIGHT. WEIGHT. Hallelujah!) and easily folded or broken down (the seat can be removed and stored separately!) after your walk in the park.

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With one click, the stroller can be forward-facing or back-facing, and so many of the parts are adjustable. It screams flexibility as well as maneuverability. It is the perfect stroller for the Parent-on-the-Go with energetic kids!

The Joovy Qool retails for $549.99.

Connect with Joovy online.

 

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Real Mom Media has worked with Joovy on many occasions.  Not only do they have amazing products - but the family connection within this company is an awesome American story.  The founder and family all work there in their Dallas offices.  AMAZING people to work with.  Joovy has only supplied products for review but all opinions are definitely my own.

Stay Dry with Trunki PaddlePak

Stay Dry with Trunki PaddlePak

Real Mom Media is always on the go, especially during the summer. That means a lot of sand and a lot of water. We are always on the look out for great products that will help make our summer travel easier! And we found one!

Blooming Bath Review

I happen to come across this product a while ago and thought it was the coolest thing ever!

Blooming Bath is the cute, cuddly and convenient way to bathe your baby. Unlike traditional baby bath tubs, Blooming Bath is made from incredibly soft, plush materials — providing a safe, soft, and unbelievably adorable bathing experience for the most important person in your world.

The Blooming Bath is so soft and unique! It's such a simple concept but totally makes sense! Bathe your baby on soft and comfy plush material! 

By the time I got this product to review - Hudson was already too big.  I tried him in the sink with it once and it was just too awkward for him! haha.  BUT-I have been able to put it to GREAT use in my house.  I sit it on the carpet and he loves it.  For the longest time he wouldn't move off of it.  It's so soft and adorable and makes a fabulous play mat.  

Check out Blooming Bath for yourself at www.BloomingBath.com

Tubby Table

Tub time is one of my kids' favorite times of the night! They would literally spend hours in the tub playing! We have tried a ton of bath products that are on the market but we have never come across something like the Tubby Table.

The Tubby Table is the perfect solution for entertaining kids in the bathtub and keeping the water off the floor. The Tubby Table provides a play surface in the middle of the bathtub for children to play with their own toys, or to play with the removable shaped cups on the table’s surface.

The Tubby Table is recommended for children 18 months (should be able to sit on their own) and older. This is perfect for siblings and helps them get along in the tub! I don't have to worry about a wrestling match breaking out in the tub anymore. They are too preoccupied with the toys on the Tubby Table.

One of the best things that we love about the Tubby Table is that it helps keep the toys in the tub! By having a place to play with their toys on, they aren't just throwing them out of the bathtub as a game. Which means less clean up for me!

The Tubby Table retails for $39.99 and can be found at www.tubbytabletoys.com.

Be sure to support this mom invented product we love!

Oogaa Product Review

 I'm at the stage now where feeding an infant involves much more than a bottle with some milk in it!

Recently I was sent some great feeding products to review from a company called Oogaa.

This company has some fabulous feeding products.  I love their unique bowls and spoons!  The spoons have little bumps on the bottom so they rub little gums.  Plus they are shaped like steamboats and airplanes.

Cute right?

Plus, they are all about creating products that is healthy for the environment, not filled with toxins like BPA to phthalates.  That is a GREAT sign for sure!

They are an up and coming brand so your best bet to buy the products are on their website, Amazon and some Babies R Us stores. 

 

 

Doodle Your Day Book Review

Doodle Your Day Book Review

 

Came across this book and just LOVE IT!  

It's really a great gift idea for kids of all ages!  There are some fun doodle prompts in there to give your kids the opportunity to think outside the book. (Pun intended. lol)

I love books like this.  365 ways for kids' to doodle and document their day away!

Disposable Bottles called Steri-Bottles

Wow!  Wish they had these when Boston was little.

Maybe they did-but I didn't know about them!!  I had my girlfriend try out these disposable bottles.  They are BPA free and totally make life for 'moms on the run' a lot easier!  They are called Steri-Bottles. 

These bottles were first sold in England and are most recently sold in the U.S. 

I've always LOVED the take and toss plastic cups for their convenience and these are great for bottles!  My girlfriend loved them.  She begged me to get more! ha.  She said they are easy to assemble and her baby took to them right away.

You can buy these at BabiesRUs.

 

eZoom by Securus

Keeping Track of Kids

I love Halloween.  It's always a fun time in our neighborhood.  We have a little pizza party on our cul de sac then hit the pavement to load up on sugary treats.

As my son gets older - I often wonder when I'm going to let him go 'trick or treating' with the neighborhood kids alone.  Eh... not sure yet.  Afterall he is only 4.  I mean, maybe if they have an escort but I feel like I need some piece of mind.

Recently I was sent a product for review that really got me thinking.  I never let me kid play in the neighborhood or even in our circle alone.  I have to be outside with him or my  husband at all times.  We just live by those rules.  

The product is called eZoom and its through Securus.  

What's great about this product is that I feel like 'Momgyver'!  (Remember McGyver show?  Yeah.)

It's a small tracking device that you can throw in your kids pocket or even their loot bag.  And you can clearly see exactly where they are and where they are going!  

Not that I think I need to be all sneaky on him... but there is a definite piece of mind about knowing where they are!  Kind of like the 'Find my iPhone app'.  I never use the app-but the piece of mind is golden! lol 

And it works!  GREAT!

You can track online and on your mobile.  It's useful for so many things.  Not just the kids. lol.  Cars, bikes... you name it!  And if you use it for something that requires insurance, there is a good chance that you can get a discount on your insurance for doing so!

There is an alert button on the device that can alert you immediately and notifies you of their location.  You can also create 'safe spots' like their school or park and if your child leaves that spot you get alerts for it!  Talk about TOTAL peace of mind!!

Details on eZoom Tracking and Safety Locator

*$99 for the actual device

*$14 for the protective case

*Approx. $250 a year activation fee (includes activation)

PERSONAL OPINION:  Now, i would definitely buy the device, but the service charges are about $100 past my budget per year.  

What do you do to keep track of your kids?