Thursday, July 31, 2014

#Giveaway Send them Back to School with Logitech

Back to school shopping can be quite a task, and with those lists that seem to grow each year, we see a need for more supplies which includes the need for tech products, and finding companies that provide those tech products the kids need with styles and designs they want is something I look for. Recently I was sent the Limited Edition Logitech Wireless Mouse to review.

With the Logitech Wireless mice, I can get my kids the wireless mice for their computers, that will help make the mobility and portability of the products they need for school a lot easier. And when I shop the line of mice from Logitech, including other products from the Logitech line, I can find designs and colors that are appealing to the kids, that are not like those average everyday mice that are out there. I like that with the color collection, I can not only find a variety of colors, but with the designs in the collection, the kids can have products that stand out, showing their own individuality and personalities!

I like that the Logitech Mice are easy to setup, by putting the batteries in the mice, then plugging the Logitech Unifying receiver that comes with the mice in a USB port, they can plug them into any device, and not have to worry about any software! Then once they are done using the computer or device they were using the mouse on, they can put the receiver in the mouse for easy storage, so they can take it anywhere and use it where it is compatible!

Aside from the ease of using the mouse on any computer, I like the wheel, which does not need to be clicked to scroll, and it is also easy to use when navigating the web! Making the Logitech Wireless Mouse, a must have product for this years back to school guide!

So this year, as you are in search of those tech devices that are on the kids back to school shopping lists, be sure to keep the products from Logitech in mind, also find some great savings for both students and teachers by signing up through the Logitech Academy page! Well to help with the back to school shopping, the wonderful people from Logitech would like to give one of my amazing readers their own Logitech Wireless Mouse!

Product received, thank you to Logitech  for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own!
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Getting Rid of unwanted Hair with the Silk'n Flash & Go

As a woman, there are a lot of things we go through when it comes to our bodies. It starts when we are hitting the teenage years, then we become mothers, and also go through menopause. It is a lot that goes on, and along with all of the changes we go through in our lives, we also try to keep up with the daily maintenance, from keeping our hair groomed, faces clear of blemishes, and the shaving.

For many women, the daily routines are there, but in our busy lives, finding ways to cut corners and save time when it comes to the daily upkeep, is something we look for. Recently I was sent a tool, one that can help when it comes to shaving, and one that is not going to leave nicks or razor burns behind, when I was sent the Silk'n Flash & Go! 

The Silk'n Flash & Go is a hair removal device, that does not require razors or painful waxing. Instead, it uses gentle pulses of light, that can remove any unwanted hair, forever! It does this with the gentle pulses of light that disable the hair growth, leaving your skin smooth and beautiful, free of any razor burns, nicks from a razor or any marks left after waxing.

I like that it is very easy to use, by plugging it in, waiting for the lights to warm up, and pressing against the skin where you want to remove the hair from. When the lights flash on the side, it is ready. From there, you just pull the trigger, and the light from the bulb on the front pulsates, removing any hair, giving you permanent results! 

I also like that it can be used in sensitive areas, like the underarms, and bikini areas, eliminating the need to ever have to shave, wax or pluck again, making the Silk'n Flash & Go a new favorite hair removal device in my home, and even in the home of others, like Tori Spelling, who was seen at a Bed Bath and Beyond with a Silk'n Flash & Go! So if you are one who is tired of shaving, waxing and plucking, and you do not want to deal with the pain some hair removal methods can cause, then get the Silk'n Flash & Go

Product received, thank you to Silk'n  for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own!
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Tune in to Watch #FamilyGameNight Celebrity Edition this Sunday! #Partner

This post is sponsored by Hub Network. I will be traveling along with my family to attend a live taping of Family Game Night in exchange for my reviews on the experience, all opinions are my own.

Being a parent, you find that there is never a dull moment, and you also find that the time goes by way too fast. For me, I try to take advantage of every moment with my kids, knowing that one day, they will be adults, ready to take on the world, and ready to leave my little nest. To help with making my time with them as kids count, I like to find interests, things that we can all enjoy, and things we can enjoy as a family. We have found that even with Wyatt who, is just a month shy of two, there is a network, which has programming available for the whole family. This network not only provides that programming that we can all enjoy together, but they have programming that is fun, and brings us together! The network is called The Hub Network.

Over the past year, I was invited to be a HUB Club Blogger, which to me and my family, is a huge honor. Aside from getting insider information, and some amazing perks from the people at the Hub, we also have found a pretty awesome group of people there. They not only reach families by providing programming that is not only appealing to the kids, but also to the parents. They enjoy being able to entertain, and host families, and one show that you can see this interaction is on one of our favorite shows that we enjoy watching as a family. With the game show Family Game Night, you get all of those nostalgic family games, that I can remember playing in my own childhood, brought to life. Bringing the players to the stage as game pieces, playing the games in life size, and fun interactive versions.

Well, being the huge fans of not only the Hub Network, but also of the game show Family Game Night, you can imagine that when my family and I were invited to be in the audience, see this show in action first hand, go behind the scenes by checking out our favorite games that we have watched others play from home, and meet that amazing host in person, we were beyond excited! We were invited out to Hollywood, California in June, to not only audience members during a live taping of Family Game Night, but also meet and get to know some of the people behind the network, the people who help make the Hub Network the amazing network we know and love!

I shared some posts about our excitement for this journey, during the journey and shortly after the trip, about how amazing it was. But now, I not only want to share with you our love for the Hub Network and what they do to bring families together with great programming on our own family movie nights, but also share the fact that when you tune in this Sunday, August 3rd 7pm Est, you can watch the show we were invited to be a part of. The show is the Family Game Night, Celebrity Edition, and while you tune in, be sure to take a good look at the audience, and keep a eye open for Estrella and my husband, who were both dressed in red Family Game Night shirts!

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Get Moving this Summer with Kidz Bop 26

Music is something we not only enjoy in my house, but it is a way of life for a lot of our family. In my family, we have musicians on both sides of the family, so it was no surprise when Estrella found her own passion for music a few years ago. We enjoy sharing our music with one another, and Estrella not only likes to share her music, but she also likes to sing and dance to it, as do the rest of us! With the music that comes out, I know she likes it, but not all of those hit songs are age appropriate, so one thing we look forward to, are the albums from Kidz Bop!

With the music from Kidz Bop, the kids can listen to those hit songs, that are meant for kids and sung by kids! Recently we were sent the new Kidz Bop 26 album to listen to and review, and with this album, Estrella can sing along and dance to those hit songs, that have a more age appropriate version of her favorite hit songs! The songs on this new album include the hit songs, Happy, All of Me, Let it Go and more! Making the Kidz Bop 26, another favorite Kidz Bop CD that has been added to Estrella's collection of favorite music! So get your kids their favorite music, the music that is made for kids and sung by kids! Kidz Bop 26 is available to bring home and share with your kids today!

Product received, thank you to Kidz Bop for supplying me with CD  for this review, all opinions are my own!
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#PromisetoBaby "Our Promise" Peace of Mind from Johnson's Baby #Partner

Babies are such an amazing thing. From the time we find out that there will be a new baby coming, to that first moment, when baby enters the world, and becomes the newest member of a family. I find that I make promises to protect them and love them, and as a parent, I personally find that each of my babies have amazed me from the day they were born, and I find each of them to be a miracle all in their own. I also find that as a parent, those promises I made them from the time I found out of their existence, that I want to keep those promises to keep them safe, healthy, and for them to know they are loved. So when it comes to taking care of baby, I want products that are safe, and that are also products that help with babies care.

Recently I was sent some products from the newly formulated, Johnson's Baby products. Like many moms out there, I had heard concerns that some had voiced on the products, but as a mom, who's own mother used the Johnson's Baby products on her, I have always found the line of products to be a line that I trust and have used. As a parent, I can really appreciate that instead of ignoring or fighting back against the concerned parents out there, the people from Johnson's Baby listened, and they changed the product formulas, not because of safety, but for peace of mind. Johnson's Baby is a line of products, that have been around for many years, or like in my family, generations, a line of products trusted to help me and my own mom, keep those promises of keeping baby safe.

Aside from reformulating the products from Johnson's Baby, the scientists behind Johnson's Baby and their families want to show their commitment to parents and baby, by creating a origami stork mobile, which is a way of symbolizing the delivery of their promise to always listen to moms! You can see this amazing origami stork mobile in the video below called, "Our Promise", which is a open letter to mom! The inspiration behind the video and the stork mobile comes from a Japanese legend, where 1,000 origami cranes represent a wish being granted and a promise fulfilled, which is considered to be a labor or love! And changing the line of products, is their labor of love for moms and babies! Instead of cranes they decided to go with storks, since storks represent the delivery of a baby, the hopes and promises of families.

  • The JOHNSON’S® Baby Family is excited to introduce you to our seven newly reformulated products:
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Lotion
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo & Conditioner for Thick and Curly Hair
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo & Conditioner for Thin and Straight Hair
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo with Calming Lavender
  • JOHNSON’S® Baby Soothing Vapor Baby Bath
I was provided with products from Johnson's Baby for this post. I was chosen to participate in this sponsored post through The Motherhood, all opinions are my own.
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Natural Organic Feminine Hygiene Products from Natracare

As a mom, I find that I am always on the look out for products, that offer better alternatives, ones that are natural and organic options for my family. But as a woman, I tend to put my own needs for natural organic products for myself on the back burner. I mean, when it comes to feminine hygiene products, I just buy what I find on the shelves, not really thinking about what I am putting in my body or using as a personal hygiene product for myself, where when it comes to my family, I will search out products that offer a natural route for them. For example, when thinking about tampons I use, I do not think of the chemicals that are on the cottons used to make the tampons, not thinking of those chemicals we put into our bodies each month. Well recently I was introduced to a feminine hygiene line of products, that are natural and organic when I was given some of the Natracare products to review.

With the Natracare line of products, I found that I can find safer products like panty liners and tampons, that are made from organic cotton, and do not have chemicals or pesticides in them. Instead, the tampons are made from certified 100% organic, GMO-free cotton, that are free of any harmful residues from pesticide sprays and chlorine bleaches, which gives me a peace of mind when using the products from Natracare. I also like that like the tampons, the pads are also organic and neither of the products contain any plastics or synthetic materials, using only natural products, which is the ideal route to go when it comes to our bodies.

Aside from the panty liners, pads and tampons that can be found in the Natracare line of products, I also found that I can use a organic intimate wipes, and even baby wipes that are organic as well! I like that with the line of wipes from Natracare, they are also made of organic cotton, and the oils used in the wipes are essential oils, they do not contain any SLS or parabens, and they are 99% biodegradable, making the family of Natracare products, a new line of products I use in my home.

Along with the products I was sent, I was also able to share additional products with my moms group. I found that I am not the only one who did not think about the chemicals that are in tampons and other feminine hygiene products, and that like myself, others found that they would prefer a natural organic alternative when it comes to purchasing and using feminine hygiene products. Making the line of products from Natracare, something I will use for myself, and something that other moms agree is a better line of products for themselves as well.

Product received, thank you to Natracare for supplying me with products for this review, all opinions are my own!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#Giveaway Keep your Home Allergen Free with Crane

Being in the Texas Panhandle, we get a lot of wind, and with that wind comes those allergens that get swept up into the air. This issue can cause problems, especially with people who suffer from allergies, and unfortunately in my home, myself, Estrella, and Robert all suffer from allergies. Due to this fact, I try to find ways to make things easier on all of us, so that we can go through our days and nights without having to deal with horrible allergy symptoms.

One way that I have found to really help with the air quality in our home is by having humidifiers like the ones from Crane. Recently we were sent a Pink Drop Cool Mist Humidifier to review. With this humidifier, we get a ultrasonic cool mist, which helps to increase the moisture level in the air to help us get a good nights sleep. Not only is this humidifier good to have to decrease the allergens, but when the cold and flu seasons come around, it can help with relieving cough, cold, and flu symptoms which include stuffy nose, dry coughs, sinus irritations, nose bleeds, and even dry skin!

I also like that as it runs through the night, it remains quiet with a whisper. It can effectively humidify a room up to 250 square feet, and it has a 360 degree nozzle and variable control settings! Other great features include the fact that this humidifier uses less energy than a light bulb and does not require any filters, and with the auto shut off safety sensor, I do not have to get up in the middle of the night to turn it off if it runs out of water. Making the Pink Drop Cool Mist Humidifier a great product to have in any household to not only help with reducing the allergens in your home, but also with helping to keep your family healthy! Well to help with improving the air quality in your home, the wonderful people from Crane would like to give one of my amazing readers their own Drop Cool Mist Humidifier!!

Product received, thank you to Crane for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own!
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Get Energized with Grab the Gold Snack Bars this New School Year

As a mom, I find that there is never enough time in the day, nor do I have the energy I once had. It seems as though the kids are always wanting to keep going, from sun up to sun down, and for me, I end up running on fumes halfway through our day. Well with the new school year starting up soon, I know that those days will become even busier, getting up early to get breakfast on the table, kids ready and off to school, then run the daily errands, clean house, all while keeping up and entertaining my toddler. Then once the kids get out of school, I will be running one here, another there, to have just enough time to run home and get dinner on the table, homework done, kids to bed, to get up the next morning and do it all again.

This is a daily scenario that many of us live on a day to day basis, and since I have yet to find a way to clone myself or tap into that energy my toddler is filled with, I find it a necessity to have products on hand, that can help with both energizing me and filling me up when I want to grab a snack. Recently I was sent such product when I was sent the Grab the Gold Snack Bars to review.

With these energizing snack bars, I can not only get that craving for something sweet under control, but I can also get that boost of energy I need in my days, to get through the day! Aside from the great taste, I like the bars are gluten free, and packed with protein so I not only get the energy I am in need of when I go for a bar, but it will fill me up, making it the perfect grab and go snack for any parent!

I can also appreciate that these bars make for a great after school snack to give the kids, to give them that boost they need for when they head to their after school sporting activities like soccer and track! Making the Grab the Gold bars not only a great energizing snack for mom, but also a great after school snack to give the kids a boost before they head to practice or before a game! So as you get all of those back to school lunch and snack items stocked up on your shelves, be sure to get some Grab the Gold bars!

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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Baby Shower Gifts from Baby Depot at Burlington

I think that when it comes to baby, shopping for baby is one of my favorite things to do. I mean, with a new baby, there are all of these new products you get, so once baby is here, you are prepared with the items you might need to take care of baby. Another fun thing that I love when it comes to a new baby is the baby shower. I find it a way to celebrate a new life with friends and family, coming together, to not only share the joy with, but also have fun with, discuss all of those baby stories, and receive adorable baby items to welcome the arrival of the new or soon to be, new bundle of joy!

With a new baby joining our family the next couple of months, there are a lot of things to mark off that list. From the items for feeding, to the clothing, shoes and comfort items. Well to help celebrate the new family member, we were sent a very adorable set of gifts, that make for a great baby shower gift set, from Baby Depot at Burlington!

This set includes one of the staples when it comes to a new baby, those must have onsies! Having those little onsies are just a item that I stock up on when preparing for a new baby, and with 5 pack of Gerber Onsies we were sent, baby will be covered, even during these hot months here in Texas!

With the adorable pink sequined shoes by Stepping Stone, baby can go anywhere in style and make a statement, even in those first few months!

Then, for offering baby a bit of comfort and a friend, we were sent the very adorable sock monkey blanket friend! I found this one to be a item that was extra special, being that I not only went with a lot of sock money products with Wyatt, but it is also a theme that we both still love! Making this baby shower gift pack from the Baby Depot at Burlington, a perfect set of products for baby! So as you prepare for baby or as you prepare to head to a baby shower, head over to your local Burlington and check out the adorable baby products that are available from the Baby Depot!

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 Fresh Bottled Water without the Bottles with a NewAir WCD-100W Water Dispenser

Over the past year, one thing that I have made a change in, that was actually a lot easier for me than I had thought was, giving up the diet sodas and drinking more water. It is something I had tried in the past, but could not stick to, and now that it has been a year since I had my last diet soda, I am pretty proud of myself.

Like many out there who drink a lot of water, I found myself spending a lot money on those packages of bottled waters. I mean, I would go through several cases of water each month. Not only did I see this as a issue when it came to the money I was spending on the bottled water packs alone, but I know that when it comes to my carbon foot print, I was not contributing to making a difference since I was going through those plastic water bottles like crazy.

Recently I was given a solution to my issue when I was given a NewAir Water Dispenser to review. I found that in just one month, I have been able to not only reduce the amount of trash we have in our home, but I have also been able to save a lot of money, since I can use my own jugs to put water in, and I can go to my local grocer and fill the jugs, for just about a dollar each time! I  also like that I can purchase new water jugs at the store and use them over and over again, putting the jugs I buy to use and not wasting them. I like that I can use 2, 3, or 5 gallon bottles of water, so I can be sure to always have fresh water when I want it!

Aside from the amazing aspect of no longer wasting plastic water bottles, and also saving my family a lot of money when it comes to drinking water, we all like that we can choose the water temps, from the hot water for when we want some hot tea, room temp, and cold water, which is such a great refreshment to have on these hot summer days! Another great plus is that now we have our own water dispenser, the kids are drinking more water as well.

The kids have also found that they really like the mini storage compartment under this water dispenser, where they can store cups, their own juices and other items. Making the NewAir Water Dispenser a great product for any home! So if you are one who enjoys some fresh, and refreshing water, but do not want to buy those wasteful plastic bottles, then check out the NewAir Water Dispenser which can be found for sale on Amazon!

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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What Are Your Rights If Your Chevy Cobalt Has Been Recalled for a Faulty Ignition Switch? (Guest Post)

GM recalled its 2005-2007 Chevy Cobalts for faulty ignition switches, which are alleged to have caused a number of deaths and traumatic injuries. GM expects to begin replacing the ignitions in April 2014 and will not charge consumers for the repairs. If you have received a recall notice, you need to make an appointment with your dealer to have the part replaced.

How Dangerous Is This Defect?

When the ignition switch malfunctions, the vehicle’s electrical system loses power and the engine shuts off. Your power steering and brakes cease to work, and your airbags cannot deploy. In other words, you are far more likely to crash and will not have the protection of your airbags when you do.

How Likely Is This to Happen?

All it takes is a jarring of the system. A heavy chain of keys, a pot-hole, or a bump in the road can do it—even a jostling of the keys with the driver’s knee. GM has sternly cautioned owners to remove everything but the ignition keys from their key rings until the parts can be replaced. In addition, the company is said to have instructed dealers to lend replacement vehicles to owners who are afraid to drive their Cobalts before the repairs have been completed.

What Can You Do If You’ve Been Injured Due to a Defective Vehicle?

If you are injured in an accident and your injuries are found to have resulted from the defective design or manufacture of your vehicle, you may be entitled to compensatory damages (i.e., damages that compensate you for your losses) for things such as your medical expenses, loss of earnings and ability to earn, physical pain and suffering, and even mental anguish.

In some cases, punitive (i.e., punishing) damages may also be awarded. These additional damages may be warranted if the manufacturer was aware of a defect and its danger to the public but failed to take adequate steps to correct it. As stated below, GM has been alleged to have engaged in exactly this sort of egregious conduct.

Lawsuits have already been filed against GM for injuries suffered as a result of the Cobalt ignition-switch defect.

What Type of Actions are Brought to Recover Damages for Injuries Caused by the Chevy Cobalt Ignition-switch Defect?

When a person has been injured as a result of a product defect, a product-liability action is generally instituted against several parties to recover damages suffered by the plaintiff as a result of his or her injuries. When the product defect in question is found in a motor vehicle, such actions are generally brought against, among others, the manufacturer of the vehicle as a whole, the manufacturer of the component part that is alleged to be defective, the designer of the vehicle as a whole, the designer of a component part that is alleged to be defective, the assembler of the vehicle, the suppliers of vehicle parts, and, in some states, the sellers, or retailers, of the vehicle.

These actions are usually brought as strict liability actions, which do not require the plaintiff to demonstrate or prove that any of the defendants were negligent in causing the vehicle to be designed or made in a defective condition. Defects in strict liability actions may exist in a vehicle’s design, manufacture, or as a result of a failure to warn of dangers inherent in the vehicle’s use.

Will GM’s Bankruptcy Prevent You from Being Compensated for Your Injuries?

GM has filed bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S. Code Chapter 11), which allows a company that cannot meet its debts to reorganize its business. As a result of GM’s reorganization, it became, in legal effect, a different corporation than the one that existed prior to its bankruptcy. As of June 10, 2009, the old GM ceased to exist and a new GM was born. Under the terms of the bankruptcy order, the new GM can still be held liable for injuries caused by defective vehicles designed and manufactured by the old GM, as long as the incident that results in such injuries occurred after GM’s bankruptcy.

Some plaintiffs have also brought suits against GM for injuries that occurred before GM’s bankruptcy. Under Title 49 of the U.S. Code, NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, issues Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards which GM must comply with. According to NHTSA, GM violated these standards, because it was aware of the defect and the injuries it caused, yet failed to take steps to repair the affected vehicles. Because GM also failed to inform the bankruptcy court of the defect and the liabilities that could occur as a result, lawyers across the country are filing suits alleging that the current GM is liable for injuries that occurred before June 10, 2009.
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Today’s writer, Jeff Killino, is the managing partner of The Killino Firm, P.C. and a respected litigation attorney with extensive experience with all types of accident and other personal-injury cases, including those arising out of injuries caused by defective vehicles or other products. Attorney Killino’s knowledge and expertise have awarded him national recognition through appearances on major television networks, including CNN, ABC FOX, and the Discovery Channel, to speak about his involvement in national cases, including one that resulted in the recall of 450,000 tires manufactured in China.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Hub Network’s MY LITTLE PONY Mega Mare-athon + All New #FREE Game for Fans!

Yes, you read it right, a My Little Pony Mega Mare-athon, and I have the complete schedule to share with you when you click here for you to share with your My Little Pony fans and add to your DVR list!!!

Also, check out this new game for My Little Pony fans, called "Power Ponies Go"!

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Who Is Responsible If My Child Is Injured by a Defective Bunk Bed or Other Children’s Product?

Parents are often at a loss for what to do when a child is injured by a product that was made specifically for a child’s use but is made or designed improperly. Is the seller responsible, or is the manufacturer? The simple answer is that in many cases, the seller and the manufacturer, as well as others, may be held liable in a court of law for injuries caused to your child by a defective children’s product. These same defendants may also be liable for injuries sustained by children through the use of products that were not specifically designed for a child’s use but that a manufacturer could reasonably foresee or expect that a child would use, such as an item of household furniture.

Many defective children’s products are recalled when a defect is discovered or when injuries that have occurred as a result of a defect are reported. Parents should always take these recalls seriously and refrain from using a product after learning that it has been recalled. This is true whether the recall is voluntary or involuntary on the part of the manufacturer, as any recall is an indication that your child may be at risk from continued use of the product. In most cases, the Consumer Product Safety Commission instructs consumers not to use a product that has been recalled unless and until the defect in the product has been repaired or remedied.

In June 2014, for example, Lea Covington and Hannah Collection Bunk Beds manufactured by Lea Industries were recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission when it was discovered that the beds can create an entrapment hazard for small children. The beds were sold in both twin and full sizes, with bookcases attached. The hazard that led to the recall may occur through the incorrect assembly of the bed. When the beds are assembled incorrectly, a space may be created that is larger than those considered to be safe and, therefore, allowed by industry standards. The larger space is just large enough to pose a risk of entrapping, strangling, or otherwise injuring a small child.

How Can I Obtain Compensation for My Child’s Injuries When They Were Caused by a Defective Product?

If your child’s injuries were caused by a defect in a product, such as the Lea Industries bunk beds that were recently recalled, you may be able to recover compensation for your child’s injuries through the institution of a product-liability action against the manufacturer, designer, assembler, and seller of the product, as well as others in the chain of the product’s distribution. Your ability to bring such an action does not depend upon whether the product was recalled.

In many instances, manufacturers and others in the chain of a product’s distribution have been held liable for injuries caused by a product’s defect even when the product was never recalled and even if the defect was not known before the lawsuit was instituted. Though the law of product-liability varies somewhat from state to state, the manufacturer of a product as well as others in the chain of the product’s distribution may be held liable under most states’ laws for injuries caused by a defect in a product even in the absence of negligence on the part of any of the named defendants. Such liability is known as strict liability and requires no showing by the plaintiff that the defendant or defendants were negligent in designing, manufacturing, assembling, or selling the defective product in question. This theory of liability is based upon the law’s recognition that manufacturers and designers of products intended for use by the public have a duty to design and manufacture those products so that they are reasonably safe for use according to current industry standards.

In most states, product-liability actions may also be based on a breach of warranty or negligence theory. When a product-liability action is brought to recover injuries sustained by a person as a result of a defect in a product, however, the action is usually brought as a strict liability action. This type of action does not require the injured person, or plaintiff, to prove that the manufacturer or designer of the product was negligent in creating the product’s defect. If evidence of the manufacturer’s or designer’s negligence can, nevertheless, be presented, attorneys for injured plaintiffs may attempt to get such evidence before the jury, because jury members are more likely to find a defendant manufacturer or designer liable if some evidence of fault is indicated.

Breach of warranty product-liability actions are generally brought when a plaintiff is seeking to obtain compensation for money lost because the plaintiff paid money for a product, believing that the product would be of a certain kind or nature, but the product turned out to be something other than represented. This form of product-liability action is generally used for cases in which the plaintiff has not been personally injured by a product defect.
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Today’s writer, Jeffrey Killino, is an experienced and highly-respected child-injury and birth-injury attorney with extensive experience with all types of accident, personal-injury, and child-injury cases. Attorney Killino’s knowledge and expertise, particularly with respect to cases involving injuries to children that were caused by someone’s negligence or a defective product, have earned him national recognition through appearances on major television networks, including CNN, ABC FOX, and the Discovery Channel. Attorney Killino’s case against Mattel, Inc., for example, received national media attention when it resulted in an order compelling Mattel to offer free lead-testing to children who may have been exposed to lead-containing toys.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sharing the Monster High Clawsome Double Feature on Family Movie Night

In our home, when it comes to our family movie nights, we enjoy finding new movies to add to the mix. We like to encourage our kids to choose their own movies, so when their night for picking the movie comes, they can share something they like and want to watch with the rest of the family. For Estrella, it can be pretty easy to know what she will be picking, especially when we find new Monster High movies come out.

Recently we were sent a great movie pack when we were sent the Monster High Clawsome Double Feature along with a Monster High Ghoul Sports dolls to review! This great duo was perfect for Estrella and also made a perfect movie to watch during our family movie night!

This DVD has a great double feature with "Fright On" and "Escape from Skull Shores". With the feature, Escape from Skull Shores, the ghouls from Monster High find themselves on Spring Break, and end up getting ship wrecked on Skull Shores. Frankie Stein, ends up getting taken by a beast on the island, and the group must ban together to not only find a way off the island but also rescue Frankie from the beast!

Then in the feature, Fright On, the whole school must ban together to save their school! They must show to a normie, that the clash between the Fur and the Fang, is no longer a issue in the school. Making this double feature a must see for any Monster High fans out there!

To make our movie night complete, Estrella enjoyed having her new Monster High doll, to watch the movie along side her! So on your next movie night, be sure to grab the ghouls in your home, and pick up the new movie, Monster High Clawsome Double Feature along with some great Monster High dolls, and have one monsterous night!

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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Sharing our #PEEPSONALITY this Summer with Peeps

The summer is here, and we are taking advantage of those nice summer days, spending them with the kids, enjoying the outdoors, and taking every bit of the time we have with the kids before the new school year starts up. With that, we enjoy spending a lot of time in the water, and enjoying snacks while we play. To help with some of our fun summer adventures, we were sent a great pack of Peeps products, so this summer, we can really show off and share our Peepsonality!

Now I know most people think of Peeps and think of the Spring with Easter and such, but for those Peeps lovers like myself and the kids, well, we know different! In fact we were sent some of the fun new Peeps Minis flavors to try and review while we enjoy our summer days together! The new Peeps Minis include the Sour Watermelon, Strawberry Creme, and the Chocolate Creme!

Along with our fun, resealable bags of Peeps Minis, we also got a fun pail to use while playing in the dirt, a beach tote, which Estrella finds as a perfect bag to take when we head to the pool and waterparks this summer, a fun Peeps towel and Tumbler, which have also become part of Estrella's water park ensemble, and a fun Peeps Luggage Tag, which will come in handy for any of those summer vacations we might take! Making this great selection of Peeps products, a great way for us to show and share our Peepsonality this summer!

You and your Peeps, can show off your Peepsonlity this summer too, by heading over to and finding not only the new Peeps Minis flavors we were sent to try, but also finding all of the summer products we were sent and so much more!

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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Gearing the Kids up with Boots from Western Chief Kids

The back to school shopping season is upon us, and ensuring the kids are geared up for whatever might come their way this year is my aim. I think one thing that I like to do, especially with the rain we get here, is having rain gear on hand for any given rainy day. I mean, no one likes to put on a pair of shoes, step outside while it is raining to step in a puddle, then end up wearing wet shoes for the rest of the day, and when my kids go to school on days where it is wet outside, I want their feet and clothes to remain as dry as possible. Aside from the school days, I also have a toddler, who seems to think that all puddles have to be jumped in, no matter how big or small, or how much mud is in the puddle, to him, the more water the better and the mud, well that is just a added perk. So having rain boots and jackets for the kids is a must and something I have on my back to school list!

To help with finding rain gear for the kids, that will not only help to keep their feet dry but also help with keeping their clothes dry, I was sent some pretty fashionable rain gear from Western Chief Kids! For Robert, he is all boy, and he loves anything camo, so when we were sent the incredibly awesome Lighted Camo rain boots, that light up on the bottoms as he walks and jumps in puddles, we knew they would be a great fit! For Estrella, my stylish diva who sees pink as a staple color, we were sent the very adorable Pop Solid Hot Pink boots, which will sure help her make that divalicious fashion statement this year, even when the rain is coming down!

Then for my toddler, my curious little explorer who is drawn to puddles from all walks of life, we were sent the very adorable, and toddler approved, Thomas and Friends coordinating rain gear, which includes some very awesome rain boots that have handles on the tops, making the pulling on of these boots a easy task for my big boy! To go along with his very cool boots, Wyatt can wear his Thomas and Friends rain coat, which not only has that adorable engine on it, but also has a hood on the top, so when we have a rainy day, my little toddler can find himself playing in it anytime we are out in the rain! Making the rain gear from Western Chief Kids products, a must have, when making those back to school shopping lists this year!

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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Saturday, July 26, 2014

#Giveaway Back to School Shopping for Glasses from JCPenney ($30 Gift Card)

I received a JCPenney gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

When it comes to the kids and the back to school shopping, there are a lot of avenues that need to be covered in order to make sure the kids are ready to head back to school. There is also a lot of money that we end up spending to get the back to school shopping done, and for me, I aim to find ways to save my family as much money as I can while we do our shopping each year. This year, as we have done in previous years, I take the kids for their annual eye exams, and at this point in the kids lives, Estrella is the only one who needs glasses in order to help her do her best when she is in school.

Like many parents who have kids who wear glasses, I know the costs behind glasses, and with kids, well they can be rough on glasses. So having glasses available that are affordable and that also offer a full replacement plan if needed, is very important for me when shopping for kids glasses. Well to help with shopping for the glasses for Estrella this back to school shopping season, I was told about the amazing sale that JCPenney Optical is having for kids glasses from now until September 15th, and given the chance to find some new glasses for Estrella!

With this promotion, you can take your children, school aged 16 and under, to your local JCPenney Optical, with your child's eye glasses prescription, and get a pair of glasses, any pair, under $120, for just $29.99!!! This price includes the frame of choice, which does not have to be a kids frame style, opening the doors for a large range of frames to choose from, FREE impact & scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses, FREE UV protection and FREE eyeglass protection plan!

You can imagine that when I headed to our local JCPenney Optical recently, to get Estrella a pair of glasses, and her realizing the options that were available to her, she was very excited! I mean, she was thrilled to have a variety of glasses to choose from, and when we shop at the JCPenney Optical, they have the hottest styles, in stock, ready to try on, and order, to ensure you that your kids are not only equipped with the eyeglass prescription they need when going back to school, but also giving the frame style they want to help boost their confidence when wearing glasses this school year!

As a parent, I liked the ease of going in, letting my daughter try on the frames she liked, find that perfect glasses frame she just had to have, placing our order, which included making sure we got the right fit, giving the prescription to the amazingly nice and helpful associate, and walking out knowing that Estrella will be very happy once her glasses arrive! I found it a huge plus not only being able to get free lenses, free scratch resistant coating, free UV protection, but also getting a protection plan included in the amazing price of $29.99! I also liked knowing the time frame for when her glasses will arrive, so she will have them in time for school!!

So this year, as you get all of those back to school items on your lists marked off, if you are also needing glasses for your kids this year, be sure to head to JCPenney Optical, where you can find all glasses under $120 for just $29.99 for your kids under 16, for a limited time! Well to help with getting your kids glasses this year, the wonderful people from JCPenney Optical would like to give one of my amazing readers a $30 gift card to JCPenney!

I received a JCPenney gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.
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