Mommy Katie: May 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Fathers Day Gifts from Best Buy @BestBuy #GreatestDad

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.

Fathers Day is coming, and when it comes to looking for those Fathers Day gifts to get dad, I like to look for gifts that he will really enjoy and that also show my appreciation for everything he has done for me. In my life, I have 2 dads in which I celebrate each year, my dad and my husband. So finding gifts for both of them that they will like is important to me.

When I shop for both of the dads in my life, I like knowing that they both have the same kind of interests. They both are entertainers, so finding gifts for them is easy since I can get them both the same or similar gifts!

With my dad, he is one who still finds technology to be alien to him, and when I look for gifts for him, I look for products that are ones he will like and that are easy to use. My dad is one who is a music lover, and he is also one who still has a vinyl collection that he listens to.

Well to help with bringing my dad's music selection up to date, I found that when I shop at Best Buy for Fathers Day gifts, I can find a great selection of products, like the Bose SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi Music System. Which will be ideal for my dad and even my husband to use, for streaming their internet radio, as well as their music libraries from their Apple iPods to, and get a great quality of sound that is crisp and clear, bringing some of those older songs my dad loves, back to life!

Another great gift that I can get those men in my life who love music and love to entertain, is some Apple iTunes Gift Cards, which will help with finding some of those songs that my dad only has on vinyl, and putting them in his library on his iPod! Also with the iTunes Gift Cards, they will make a great gift to give along with the Bose system, and I can choose different denomination amounts!

So this Fathers Day, as you look for gifts to get the dad in your life, head on over to your local Best Buy or, and take a look of the great selection of gifts! Also be sure to take advantage of the Free Shipping on qualified orders, and their low price guarantee!

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.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

#Giveaway Get Dad A Home Brewing Kit This Fathers Day

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Fathers Day is just around the corner, and finding dad that gift he will really enjoy is something I aim for! With my own dad and husband, I know that they both enjoy their beer from time to time, and another thing they also like, is to to create their own things, from cooking to building things. So when I started thinking about ideas for Fathers Day, I thought about bringing the fact that they do enjoy beer and creating things together, and got them each a home brewing kit this year!

Recently I was sent a KickAss American Wheat All Grain Micro Brew Equipment Kit to review for this years Fathers Day Guide!

With the KickAss American Wheat Kit, my dad and my husband can each take their love for beer to a whole new level by brewing their own beer, right from the comfort of home! This kit comes with a 1 gallon glass jug, 38mm screw cap with hole, a Airlock, thermometer, a mini auto-siphon, some siphon hoses, a bottle filler and bottle capper, some gold crown caps, some 8oz easy clean, and the ingredients to get your brew started! The wheat that comes with this kit is perfect for a great summer brew, making this kit one that will make a great gift to give dad!

When our kit arrived, we took it out and began the brewing process, which takes about a month from start to finish. One of the things that I noticed when looking at the instructions on how to get the brewing process started was how specific it needs to be, so that it can brew properly. Also with the ingredients, insuring you have the right sugars should also make a difference in how the brew turns out. The kit we were sent has enough supplies for a small batch of beer, which is good since this will be our first.

Once we complete our brewing process, I like that we can go on and purchase the ingredients for future batches! I have found the home brew kit to be a great gift to give this Fathers Day and you can too, because the wonderful people who sent us our kit would like to send one of my amazing readers their own Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit!!!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review. 
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Keep Track of your Weight Loss Journey with the Surpahs Outlook Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

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Having a weight loss goal when you decide to take that journey to loose weight is ideal. I see the goal as being what I aim to achieve, and seeing that number I had originally set when I started, get closer and closer, keeps me motivated. Now I am not one who is going to say that weight loss is easy, because for me it has not. I will admit, I have had set backs, and honestly, each of my set backs are my own doing. I think one of the biggest things that I had was not seeing my numbers, so that I could see the reality of going several steps backwards.

When I started my weight loss journey last year, I went and bought a bathroom scale. I weighed myself every week, and I found myself very proud of the progress I was making. Then last October, I had a set back, when my scale had been broken, and I kept putting off getting a new one. I mean, it was not like bathroom scales are expensive, but I just got busy and sidetracked, and never got around to getting another one when I was out and about. It was around that same time in October, where I also began to cheat myself, and I got lazy. It started with those holiday treats, you know, first there are the Halloween parties and events, then you have Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and I gave in to temptation, too many times to count. I did not see it as bad while I did it, though I regretted eating that piece of pie, or indulging in those goodies that I adore afterwards. I would eat those things, then later on, regret doing it, but not do anything about it, so the pounds came back on. I did not have a scale on hand, where I could see just what I had done, and I think in the back of my mind, I did not want to see the truth.

It was not until early in the spring this year, when I went to my Dr for a checkup, and that reality that I was avoiding, slapped me right in the face and gave me a wake up call, when I got on the scale at her office. I then felt ashamed, especially after looking at my chart and seeing how much weight I had put on from my previous visit, which had only been 6 months prior. To see the reality of it all, was what I really needed, and I realized that I not only needed to get back on track, but I also needed to get a new scale, so I could get the facts of my progress, and once again start aiming for that number I had set one year prior.

Well to help with keeping track of my progress, I was sent the Surpahs Outlook Precision Digital Bathroom Scale. One thing that really stood out for me was the handle, which helps for being able to store it away, so I can keep it safe when I am not using it. The handle also makes it great for carrying it to other rooms, easily, which is great for just about any moment in my life since my kids seem to think that mommy is a human octopus. I also found the sleek back color and thin design to be plus's.

Then when it comes to how the scale works, I like that I do not have to fuss with turning it on by trying to tap it just right, all I have to do is get on it, which is also a plus when others want to use it as well. Making this great bathroom scale, exactly what I needed in order to get back on track with my weight loss journey. So if you are wanting to start your own journey, and you have a number in mind for your own goals, get a scale that is accurate and easy to operate and get the Surpahs Outlook Precision Digital Bathroom Scale today!

Also be sure to follow Surpahs on their social networks so you can stay up to date on their family of great products that help promote a healthier lifestyle!


This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review. 
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Find Comfort with the Coobie Seamless Bras

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When it comes to finding bras, I am one who looks for comfort and support. I mean, there are plenty of wireless bras on the market, that do provide comfort, but one issue I have with them is that they do not provide the support I need. Recently I was sent a couple of bras from Coobie Bras, that are not only wireless and provide comfort, but also give me that support that I look for in a bra.

Aside from having comfort and support, one issue that I tend to run into being big chested, is finding a bra that fit, and that will keep my girls in place. With the Coobie Bras, they give me the comfort and support and they have the bra size I need that make these bras one to put on the list for favorites when it comes to my bras! I like that the Coobie Bra also gives shape, and I can wear one under my clothes, in the place of a camisole or tank top.

The Coobie Bras are affordable, so having ones for wearing when I am out shopping and ones that I can wear to the gym, all from the same company that offers the comfort I like, is a plus! So the next time you are in search for a new bra, and you want one that is wireless, provides support and comfort, and that is affordable, check out the bras from Coobie!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review. 
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Help Baby Sleep Better and Support Save the Storks with Cotton & Laden

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Helping to ensure that a baby sleeps well, is something that all new parents aim for. Not only does it help make baby happy, but any sleep parents can get, is cherished! Well one way to help with getting baby to sleep is by swaddling baby, but there are times when baby falls asleep before you can swaddle them, so having a weighted blanket like the ones from Cotton & Laden, can help with comforting baby while they sleep! Giving baby the feeling on mom's hand on babies chest.

Another plus about the blankets form Cotton & Laden is when you buy one of their blankets, the proceeds go to Save the Storks, which is a non profit that helps single moms in crisis pregnancy situations. So help baby sleep better, and also support single moms, with the Cotton & Laden Weighted Baby Blankets!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review. 
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Making Playtime Fun with the i-Mat from Creative Baby

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With my kids, I like to find products that not only entertain them, but that are also products that can be educational, so they can have fun and learn while having fun. My two eldest children enjoy playing on their tablets and such, where I can find fun apps to download for them to enjoy, but when it comes to my youngest, as there are apps that he can play on, I find that giving him screen time is not as often as his older siblings since he is also quite young.

When it comes to my youngest, he enjoys the hands on play, and play that we can get on the floor with and enjoy together. So when we were sent the i-Mat from Creative Baby, I saw this as a toy that we could both enjoy together. The first thing I did when my i-Mat arrived was take a look at the box, then figure out how to set it up. I right away found relief, when I saw that the mat came in 4 pieces, which were easy to put together and place on the floor for playtime. Another plus about the mat coming in those 4 pieces was that after we had our playtime, we can easily put it away and store it until we want to take it out again!

Once we got it put together, I realized that with this one mat, my youngest and I, and even other family members, can enjoy playtime, interacting with and exploring all of the animals and activities on this mat. I also like that the mat is made of soft foam, so we can all enjoy the interactive fun, but also stay comfortable while playing on the hard surfaced floors! The set we got came with the Voice Pen, which is what brings the i-Mat: My Animal World, to life!
The fun features of the i-Mat and Voice Pen include 3 languages which include English, Spanish, and Chinese. There are both basic and advanced games, which is great for when my older kids want to play on the mat with the baby. 

We can also enjoy the realistic animal sounds and fun music as we play. And with the game play, I can appreciate that it teaches both vocabulary and comprehension skills, and the voice recorder that comes on the pen, captures special moments! Giving us a toy that offers a potential for creative learning, stimulates baby during play, teaches, and entertains as we play!
The play is easy to navigate as well, and with all of the name bubbles next to each of the animals on this map, we can have fun exploring, while baby begins to recognize the animals and even the names that go with each animal, when he places the Voice Pen over the bubbles! Making the i-Mat: My Animal World and Voice Pen a great, must have toy for toddlers age 18 months and up! So as you are looking for toys that are not only fun and interactive, but that also offer a learning experience, then get your little ones a i-Mat with Voice Pen today!!

Creative Baby has received the Brain Toy Award from Academic Choice for the i-Mat.  When Academic’s Choice deems a toy "brainy" it really says something because the praise comes from some of the smartest people around. The Academics' Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University and other highly reputable educational institutions.

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review. 
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

#Giveaway Endless Love on Blu-Ray + Fun Viewing Party US & Canada

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In my house, we enjoy watching and reviewing movies with friends and family, but what makes those movie times even greater is when we can have a viewing party! Recently I was sent the movie Endless Love on Blu-Ray to review, then to go along with the viewing, I was also sent a great party pack, which made for a great girls night viewing! Aside from the hair accessories, lip balm, and variety of nail polishes for pedicures, we found the soundtrack to the movie Endless Love to be very enjoyable to listen to as we visited, got pedicures and snacked before the movie!

In the movie Endless Love, you get a young couple, who find themselves from two separate sides of the tracks. Both kids are good kids, but you have the boy, who is destined to work in his fathers garage, and the beautiful girl, who's future is already planned out for her, who catch one another's eyes.

The two are complete opposites, but yet so in love. The families of the two want what is best for the kids, but are on opposing teams so to say. I found the movie to be a great love story, one that made for a great viewing with my daughter and some of our friends.
Endless Love is available now to bring home for your own girls night on Blu-Ray! Well to celebrate the release of the Endless Love, I will be giving one of my amazing readers their own Blu-Ray Combo Pack copy of Endless Love!!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review. 
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#Giveaway Help Dad with His Game this Fathers Day with the Hand Speed Trainer

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With Fathers Day just around the corner, it is time to find dad gifts that he can really enjoy! One thing that I know my husband likes as well as others, is playing golf. He likes to be able to spend a day out on the course with friends, as well as practicing to improve his swing. To help with improving his swing and his golf game, we were sent a Hand Speed Trainer to review for Fathers Day!

When my husband uses the Hand Speed Trainer, he can add and remove the weights that are included in the kit, to help with steadily improving his swing. Aside from improving his golf game, I like that the Hand Speed Trainer can be used to improve many games, like tennis, boxing and more! Another great aspect is that my husband, as a weekend golfer, can train himself, using the Hand Speed Trainer, and use his own equipment as well when he goes to the range and practices his swing!

So this Fathers Day, if you are looking for a gift that can really keep on giving to dad, then get dad the Hand Speed Trainer! Well to help with that Fathers Day shopping, the wonderful people from Hand Speed Trainer would like to give one of my amazing readers their own Hand Speed Trainer, which is available in different sizes so you can get the size that will be the correct fit!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review. 

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Products for Summer Activities That Keep Your Kids Learning and Having Fun (Guest Post)

Kids of all ages love their summer breaks, but it is important for them to continue learning by engaging their minds and their bodies in activities that are good for them. Although it may be tempting to be lazy during the hot summer days and nights alongside your kids, it is important to keep them motivated and keep them going so that they will be ready for the challenges that will meet them when the new school year finally arrives.
Below are just a few of the summer activities you can use to keep your kids learning and having fun while enjoying their time outside of the classroom, as well as products that you can purchase to help your children of all ages continue to grow, explore, and keep their minds active.

Furniture for Activities That Help Kids Learn

Delta Children Furniture is one of many options when it comes to versatile furniture that will help your kids learn and enjoy the summer off. Young kids, in particular, will benefit from the furniture that can help them keep their books organised or that will allow them to enjoy arts and crafts by getting messy without getting in trouble. The key is creating a sort of classroom-like environment and teaching your kids that the same rules apply at home as they do in school. This means they need to keep things organised and they have to clean up after themselves. This will reinforce good patterns established in school and ensure they do not forget the rules when they return to school in the autumn. For more furniture options, you can also check out

Use Educational Apps on Your Mobile Devices

If your kids enjoy using your mobile devices, like your iPod, tablet, and smartphone, be sure to download some of the latest and greatest educational apps that will keep your kids learning throughout the summer months. Musical apps, such as Kids Piano Lite, are perfect for youngsters who get bored easily. PicsArt, on the other hand, is the perfect app for young children who enjoy creating their own works of art and who enjoy colouring in adorable drawings just like a skilled painter would.
If you want your child to learn a foreign language over the summer, there are several apps that can be downloaded for this purpose as well. One great example is Little Pim, which is specifically geared towards youngsters. Remember, the younger a person is, the easier it is for him or her to grasp a new language, so there is no better time than right now to get your child on the path towards learning a foreign language that will definitely come in as a handy skill in the future.

Engaging Games That Teach While Entertaining

The best games are the ones that allow your kids to learn while they play. In this way, they will be more focused on having fun and they will not even realise that they are actually learning. One great option is Crime Catchers Spy Science, which is a hands-on game that allows children who love science to pretend that they are in the lab working on figuring out who committed a crime. Kids will learn what it is like to test fingerprints, match DNA, and use other scientific means to catch criminals who think they have gotten away.

Physical Games to Stay Active

Staying physically active is just as important as staying mentally active, especially for growing children. The healthier the body is, the healthier the mind can be. Therefore, encourage your kids to play with their friends in the great outdoors, as there is no better time of year for these fun activities.

With so many fun and exciting ways to keep your kids engaged throughout the summer break, there is no reason why they should get lazy and watch television and play video games all day. From scientific games that test their skills while encouraging them to have fun, to apps that are educational yet can teach them new languages or creative skills no matter where you venture this summer, incorporating these activities will definitely ensure your kids are ready to start the new school year with a mind that is ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Keep them Happy and Healthy with PetArmor Plus IGR

This post is a sponsored post through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network, all opinions are my own.
Just like our kids in our house, our pets are not only part of the family, but they are the fur babies in the house. When it comes to our babies, both the human kind and the four legged ones, we like to keep them both healthy and happy, and I have learned when it comes to our pets, that a healthy pet is a happy pet! With the summers we have here in Texas, they are not only hot, but there is also an abundance of bugs, and all kinds of bugs too.

Each year, after the winter has passed, we treat our yard, so we can help reduce the amount of pests that might come in. Aside from treating the yard, we also treat our pets with products like PetArmor, to keep them protected, every 30 days. I know that our yard might be protected, but we like to take our dogs out to play at the dog park with their friends, and I do not want my babies to come home with unwelcome hitchhikers.
To help with treating our dogs this year, we were sent some of the PetArmor Plus IGR for dogs to review. I like knowing that when my dogs use the PetArmor, it treats more than just those pesky fleas. In fact the PetArmor Plus IGR, treats the fleas, breaks the flea life cycle, as well as kills ticks and chewing lice for up to 30 days! I also like knowing that say, if they were to pick up unwanted hitchhikers after playing with their other furry friends, that when I treat them with the PetArmor Plus IGR for dogs, it is fast acting.

I can keep the bugs away year round, even during the cold months, by treating my dogs monthly with the PetArmor Plus IGR. With the PetArmor Plus, I like that there are formulas specific to the different sizes of dogs that are out there, so when a friend comes to me with a smaller dog, and wants to find a flea and tick treatment that works and that can also prevent re-infestation, I can refer them to the same formula I use!
As you can see in the picture above, of my Chloe girl, she is a very happy dog, and I like to keep her happy by keeping her healthy, which is why I keep her and our other fur babies treated year round! So if you are a parent to a four legged fur baby, be sure to keep them healthy and happy by treating them every 30 days with products from the PetArmor Plus IGR line, and keep those pesky bugs away!

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Monday, May 26, 2014

BatteryPOP: Safe Video Network for Kids by Kids

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. Thank you to BatteryPOP for sponsoring this post.
When it comes to screen time, I want to know that when my kids are on the internet and surfing the different sites, that the sites they visit a are safe for them to view. My two older kids, earn their screen time each week, and with them both having their own tablets and other devices that can access the internet, I monitor and add blocks on their devices to ensure that what they view is safe for them to view.

I know that one thing my kids enjoy doing is watching those online videos. They look for the ones that are funny and watch them together, but for me, I have to approve each and every video they view. Well to help ease my mind and also allow my kids a little more freedom when it comes to watching online videos, we were introduced to a site called BatteryPOP.

BatteryPOP is a safe video network that is for kids and that is by kids! I like knowing that not only is BatteryPOP a free site for the kids, but I like that everything that is added to the site is pre-screened to be kid safe! The kids can also stream the site from our computers, tablets, and smartphones. The content is something that can keep the kids entertained with unique content that ranges from cartoons and live action shows to interviews and events that cover the hottest topics for kids that are trending with their favorite celebrities!

My kids can appreciate that the content they view is something they can have a say in, by voting for their favorites, and giving the show creators direct feedback on what they like and do not like. Another cool feature about BatteryPOP is that the site is founded by two veterans of the kids network, Nickelodeon, which is a network I grew up loving when I was a kid back in the 90's, and a network that my own kids enjoy tuning into!

When my kids stream BatteryPOP, they can watch shows like, "Totally Random", which is one of many, and also watch content which features exclusive video premieres by the X'Factor's Al Calderon! Other series from the site include shows like, "Cody the Dinosaur", "Recess Stories", and more! Along with this programming, the kids can also enjoy the original programming as well, like, "Chew on That", making BatteryPOP not only a new site that I like and can appreciate, but a site that I can feel safe about allowing my kids to access and interact with! So if you have kids age 6-11, and you want to find a family friendly, safe, video viewing network, then check out the free network, BatteryPOP today!

Also be sure to check out BatteryPOP on their different social networks:

Twitter: @batterypop
Facebook: batteryPOP
Instagram: @batterypop

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#Giveaway Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets (3 Winners!)

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Although I do not find doing the laundry to be a favorite chore of mine, I do find that having products to clean and freshen my families laundry with to be ideal. I enjoy being able to go for a towel after putting it away, and when I use it, getting that freshly washed feeling just from the scent! Another thing that I find to be a plus when it comes to the laundry, is not having that static, where the socks stick to the shirts and such, which can be annoying, especially when the laundry seems to be the never ending chore.

Recently I was sent some new dryer sheets from Purex to review. I was sent the new Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets in the Lavender Blossoms scent! With these dryer sheets, I can not only appreciate the pleasant, fresh scent, that lasts for up to 30 days after putting the laundry up, but I can also appreciate that these dryer sheets help eliminate that annoying static that can occur after putting the clothes in the dryer.

The Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets are now available to bring home and try with your own families laundry today! Well to help with giving your laundry that fresh scent that lasts for up to 30 days and that also helps to eliminate that annoying static that can occur when doing the laundry, the wonderful people from Purex are giving 3 of my amazing readers each a coupon that is good towards 1 full size product!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review. 
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Littlest Pet Shop Season 3 Premiere on May 31!

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As a parent and a member of the Hub Club, I enjoy not only watching, but also sharing all of the newest news from the Hub Network! The kids and I enjoy the many series on the Hub Network, and one that both my daughter and I enjoy watching is Littlest Pet Shop!

Like many other Littlest Pet Shop fans, my daughter is not only a dedicated viewer of the series, but she also enjoys collecting the toys from the Littlest Pet Shop line! We have enjoyed the past two seasons of Littlest Pet Shop together, both from tuning in as it airs on the Hub Network, but also by adding it to our record list on our DVR so we can watch it again and again!

Recently, we were not only excited to find out that those adorable pets and Blythe are coming back for a third season, but we were also very excited to get a fun Hub Club pack, that included a Littlest Pet Shop toy set along with the premiere of Littlest Pet Shop Season 3 on DVD, which will be airing on May 31st!!

I am not one who will spoil the surprise, but lets just say that come Saturday, you are not going to want to miss this premiere! The 3rd season will air with an all new episode called, "Sleeper", where the pets find a new camper, a racoon, who is a day sleeper! Not only do the strange deep sleeping patterns on the new nocturnal friend confuse the other pets, but you also have Fisher Bisket, who is trying to figure out the secret behind the Littlest Pet Shop's recent success!

Although I have seen the new episode, which kicks off season 3, my daughter, along with fans everywhere, will have to wait to see the premiere on Saturday. Find out what happens and tune in this Saturday May 31st at 9:30 am EST with your Littlest Pet Shop fans or set it to record so they do not miss this fun new episode that kicks off the 3rd season of Littlest Pet Shop, which can be found only on the Hub Network!!!!

Product Received, I was given the information and products from the wonderful people at the Hub Network, as I am a Hub Club Member! All opinions are my own.
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#Giveaway WWE Extreme Rules Viewing Prize Pack from Juicy Drop

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Being a mom of boys, the WWE is a favorite in my home. My husband and eldest son enjoy watching as their favorite stars from the WWE duke it out for the title and to defend their names! My son enjoys having his Wrestle Mania action figures, and other memorabilia on hand while he watches his favorite stars on the television!

Aside from the toys, we were sent some fun apparel for my son and daughter, along with some fun and delicious candies from Juicy Drop Pop in a WWE Extreme Rules Viewing Prize Pack! You and your WWE fans can watch their favorite stars on the WWE while enjoying a sweet treat from Juicy Drop too, because the wonderful people from Juicy Drop would like to send one of my amazing readers the same prize pack I was sent as pictured above!!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review. 
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Get your #Free Sample: Avoid those Embarrassing Leaks when Working Out with Just Go Girl

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network ( 
Being a mother of 3, a wife, and also a woman, I find that taking care of me is very important. After my daughter, my eldest was born, I found that it was easy to head to the gym work out, and to also find ways to eat healthy. Then, in 2007, my husband and I had a baby boy who was born asleep, which I took very hard. Shortly after I found I was pregnant with our middle child, and I was right away put on bed rest. During my time on bed rest during the pregnancy, I ended up gaining 150 pounds, after having our middle child, I did not go back to the gym, nor did I watch what I was eating, so that weight did not go away.

Then when I found that I was pregnant with our youngest, I was once again put on complete bed rest due to health issues, which had a lot to do with my weight. I found that after having my youngest and learning more about my medical issues that continued even after pregnancy, that I did not want to be that mom. That mom who sat and watched her kids play, instead of getting up and playing with them, due to the medications I had to take. I knew that if I made the change to loose weight, that I could get off the medications that made me feel sluggish, and also have the energy to be the mother I had always wanted to be.

I started my weight loss journey by cutting out the sweets and sodas, which was a lot harder to do than I had originally imagined. From there, I began watching my daily caloric intake, keeping to a strict calorie count that I had set up with a dietitian after meeting with my doctor. Once I got to a point where I felt like I had more energy, and where getting up and walking around was not a painful chore, I began to go walking on a daily basis.

I soon realized, that even with the simple walking, that when I would get home, I had leaks. I would wear pads to try to hide the leaks when I went for walks, but the thing was, even though those embarrassing leaks were hidden, those pads I was using were not. They were not only noticeable for me, but they would also move around and bunch up. Once I decided to start going to the gym on a regular basis, I knew that when I would go to lifting weights, increasing my workouts and such, those leaks would probably increase, and they did, but wearing those pads that show through my workout clothes was just as embarrassing. So like many other women in my shoes, I wanted to find a solution to the pad situation, and it was not until recently that I found a solution, when I was sent some samples from Just Go Girl!

After giving the Just Go Girl pads a try while I was at the gym, and finding that I was not only able to hide those athletic leaks, but also keep my pads from being noticeable, I learned that having athletic leaks is more common than I thought. I also found that the Just Go Girl pads are great for other times when leaks occur, like when I sneeze or cough, being a product that is great to have for both at the gym and even at home! So if you are a woman who experiences those embarrassing athletic leaks or even those, oops I sneezed leaks, check out the pads from Just Go Girl and give them a try, and be sure to get your free sample today by going here!

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network ( 
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