Mommy Katie: March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#Giveaway Kids Shoes from Venettini


Spring has sprung, and here in Texas, we are definitely taking advantage of the warm weather! If it was up to my kids, we would spend all day and night at the park or at least outdoors playing. So as a parent, I like to ensure my kids have shoes that are comfortable on their feet and that offer the flexibility that they need so they can explore and be kids. To help with this, I was sent a pair of shoes from Venettini to review for my toddler!

I chose to go with the 55-Samy shoes, because they not only looked very comfortable, but also because they have the cushioned leather insole with arch support along with flexible mid-sole, so they can move with my little guy. Wyatt likes that he can easily slip them on and off, and that they move with him as he plays. I like the design, and I also like that they can be worn for play and for when we head out to eat, making them not just another pair of play shoes. For the fact that Wyatt insists on wearing them all of the time, I take it that they are also comfortable, and they allow him to run, play, climb, and do not get in his way!


The features include:

Premium leather upper with bold contrast stitching
•Soft, breathable leather lining
•Cushioned leather insole with arch support.
•Flexible mid-sole
•Supple, flexible, and durable rubber outsole adds secure grip to every step.
•Heel reinforcement with rubber nub detail
•Hook-and-loop strap across the instep offers an adjustable and secure fit
•Handmade, assuring excellent workmanship and quality.
•True wrap-around moccasin construction for maximum comfort & flexibility. 


Making these shoes from the Venettini line for Kids, a great pair of shoes for my toddler! Well aside from my own little one enjoying the shoes we were sent, the wonderful people from Venettini would like to give one of my amazing readers their own pair of shoes from the Venettini Footwear line!






Product received, thank you to Venettini as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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#CaressForever #12HrTouchTechnology The Caress Forever Collection


As a woman, I like to always feel shower fresh, the thing is, there is a reality to be acknowledged. The reality of it is I have 3 kids, I have a busy schedule, and when I take a shower, even using some of my more pricey body washes, that fresh scent I get from the shower only lasts a short amount of time. Leaving me clean, but not with that scent I bathed with, and longing for my next shower or using body spray so I can keep that scent going. Well to help with finding and keeping that freshness when it comes to the scent I can get from using my favorite fragrant body washes in the shower, I was introduced to the new Caress Forever Collection!

Now unlike other body washes I have tried out there, even the ones where I am willing to pay a bit more for, the fresh fragrance you get from the Caress Forever Collection lasts up to 12 hours! This is possible with the Fragrance Touch Technology that is unique to the Caress Forever line.  The Fragrance Touch Technology is one that contains Caress Fragrance Release Pearls, which release bursts of perfume with just a touch to the skin, and is only found in the Caress Forever Collection.


The fragrances you can choose from are very pleasant, giving me those scents that I look for when I purchase body washes from some of those specialty stores, but at a more mom friendly price. These fragrances were created by the award winning perfumer, Loc Dong, who has created more than 40 scents for major fashion and fragrance companies. Along with Loc Dong, more than another 25 scientists helped in creating this amazing line from Caress!

With the fragrances in this collection, you get the Love Forever, which gets you a scent with Mandarin Oranges and Peaches, along with the floral notes of Scarlet Red Rose, Peony and Freesia, with the base notes of Sandalwood and Vanilla Musk! Then with the Adore Forever you get the fresh scents of Raspberry and Cassis, floral notes of Angel Face Rose and Muguet, with the base notes of Amber, Honey and Vanilla. Giving me not only body wash that lasts for up to 12 hours, but also choices when it comes to the fragrances!

I have found that I can save money, not only by not having to shop the pricier body washes that do not last anywhere near as long, but also save when it comes to buying those body sprays that I use throughout the day to try to keep that fresh fragrance going. In all making the Caress Forever Collection, not only a new addition to my shower routine, but a new way of life when it comes to using fragrances.

"Fragrance is emotion brought to Life. The Caress Forever Collection evokes love, passion, sensuality, and elegance."- Loc Dong


I was provided with products from Caress for this post. I was chosen to participate in this sponsored post through MomDot, all opinions are my own.
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Fill the Easter Baskets with the Toys from VTech

When it comes to filling those Easter Baskets, I like to ensure that my kids will each get toys that they will enjoy playing with. One line of toys that my toddler and I enjoy is the line from the Go! Go! Smart Wheels line from VTech! So when we were sent a Go! Go! Smart Animals Sheep and a Go! Go! Smart Friends to review, I knew that these would make for great products to put in my toddlers Easter basket this year.

With the Go! Go! Smart Animals, I like that they are kids sized, making them easy for little ones to pick up and play with. They also have play fun animal sounds, play songs, name the animal and more! Then with the Go! Go! Smart Friends toddlers can have another easy to pick up and play with toy that play music and can be placed on their MagicPoint accessory! I also like that we can add these great toys to our Go! Go! Smart Animals and other Go! Go! Smart Wheels play sets for little ones to play with! In all, making the different VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels toys from their various lines, a great addition to this years Easter baskets for little ones!


Product received, thank you to VTech as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Gifts for New Moms from Noodle and Boo


With the Easter shopping to be done, and those Easter baskets to be filled, I like to take everyone into consideration, which includes those new moms on my lists. When I shop for gifts for a new or expecting mom, I like to think of items that will be of use, and that can help with making pregnancy a little easier on them. One line of products that I enjoy using when it comes to not only aiding new parents when it comes to babies  skin care, but also give new and expecting moms for their own use is Noodle and Boo.

The Noodle and Boo line is one that offers a line of hypoallergenic products for both babies and mom, and with the products for moms from the Nectar line, expecting moms can get products that offer comfort and care. With the Elasticity Oil, pregnant moms can rub in the oil daily, to help prevent stretch marks and improve the skins elasticity.

The Heavenly Honey Wash, makes it so new and expecting moms can get a wash that leaves the skin feeling both clean and very soft! Then with the Blissful Balm, moms can rub some on their feet and hands, to help with relieving dry cracked heals and skin on the hands! Making the products from the Noodle and Boo line a great selection to give the new or expecting mom when looking for gifts this Easter!



Product received, thank you to Noodle and Boo as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Pillow Pets Inspirations for Easter

Easter is just around the corner, and with only days left before Easter Sunday, it is time to find those gifts to get the kids for their baskets this year. Over the years, my kids have enjoyed collecting their Pillow Pets, from the large ones that they can sleep on and take with them when they go to sleep overs and camps, to the mini ones, which we had given my daughter when she had her tonsils removed a few years back.

Aside from the love my kids have for their Pillow Pets collections they all have, my daughter is also one who has a love for the holidays, which include Easter. So when we were sent the very cozy, and very adorable purple bunny from the Pillow Pets Inspirations Line to review this Easter, I was excited to share it with my daughter!

We both love how soft it is, and with the inspirational message on the belly of the bunny when you open it up, my daughter can enjoy the message, "Jesus Loves Me", each time she lays down and uses her bunny as a pillow! Making the Pillow Pets Inspirations a great line of products to add to your own collection of Pillow Pets, and also give as a gift this Easter!


Product received, thank you to Pillow Pets as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Pizza Night with Rustic Crust

When it comes to meal time in my house, we enjoy finding meals that are not only something the whole family can enjoy, but also a meals that can be a lot of fun preparing together. One meal that we can all agree on and also have a lot of fun making is pizza, so when we were sent some products to have a family pizza night from Rustic Crust, we were excited to check it out and plan a pizza night!

The first thing that stood out to all of us, was the choices in crusts, from the various pizza crusts with different flavors to choose from to the thin crust choices as well. I also like that with the crusts, they are all organic and made with their own bread culture, giving each crust that Old World authenticity that make the Rustic Crust products stand out from the rest! Then with the sauce, I like that there are 3 pouches in the box, and that the sauce is made with organic ingredients with a old world recipe!


We liked that we could make a variety of pizza's for all to enjoy and share. I also liked that the preparation was also very simple, giving us plenty of room for fun when it came to making the pizzas together! Then once everyone was done building the pizzas, we put them in the oven, and they were ready to serve and enjoy. In all, making the products from the Rustic Crust line, a great selection to go to when ever we have a family pizza night in my house!


Product received, thank you to Rustic Crust as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

#DASANIdrops Do you Prefer Flavor or Fizz?





In my house, we have 5 people, all with different tastes and preferences in things. These differences are like night and day, so as a mom, I try to keep everyone as happy as I can when I do the shopping for groceries. When it comes to the shopping, finding drinks that everyone will like can be a task. I find it to be a task because as a few might prefer the drinks with fizz in them, myself and my daughter like having a bottle of water on us at all times, and adding flavor drops from time to time. So when I was given the chance to check out the Dasani Drops Infusions, alongside the Dasani Sparkling Black Cherry, I was curious to see what everyone in my house would think.

With the Dasani Sparkling Black Cherry, my husband and boys can get that fizz they look for when they go for a soda, but without the extra calories, and a fizz that is made with naturally flavored sparkling water! I like the fact that there are no calories, and that it is unsweetened, with no artificial flavors added to it! I also like that when I have those times where a fizzy drink sounds good to me, I can choose from 4 flavors, which include the Black Cherry, Lime, Berry, and Lemon!


Then with the Dasani Drops Infusions, my daughter and I, and even others in the house, can enjoy a refreshing flavor enhancer in our waters, when we are in search of a little more! We found the flavors are refreshing, giving our waters just the right amount of flavor, with just a splash! I like that they are unsweetened, naturally flavored, no added colors, and that there are zero calories! I also like the size that these little bottles are, and that I can add flavoring to up to 32 drinks, with one little bottle, making them a great product to carry with me when I am on the go!

We found that after trying the products we were sent from the Dasani line, that those of us who would prefer a drink without fizz, found that we enjoyed the flavor we got with the Dasani Sparkling, and with those in the home who were not too fond of drinking plain water, could enjoy a bottle of water with the flavor they got from the Dasani Drops! In all, making the Dasani Drops Infusions and the Dasani Sparkling, great products to have in the home, when it comes to finding those refreshing drinks for everyone to enjoy!

You can find these Dasani products as well as others when you shop at your local Target, and for a limited time you can find coupons for the Dasani Drops Infusions and the Dasani Sparkling, by using the Target Cartwheel App!


This is part of a sponsored campaign through Markerly for Dasani. All opinions are my own.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Balance their Baskets this Year with Clif Kid

With Easter coming, and all of that candy that the kids will be getting in those baskets and finding during those Easter Egg Hunts, I like to find a balance, by adding organic treats to the mix. Well this year, to help when it comes to balancing the Easter baskets for my kids, we were sent some of the products from Clif Kid.

I like that with the Clif Kid line of snacks for the kids, we can give them Organic Z Fruit Ropes, the Iced Lemon Cookies, or the ZBar Protein Chocolate Chip bars! I like that they will make for a great filler to put in the Easter baskets this year, and also share with others. Making them a great choice when looking to put some balance in the kids Easter baskets!

Aside from sharing the Clif Kid products with our own kids and putting some balance in their baskets, we can share the products with friends, by adding some to a fun basket and giving them with the printable card below!




Product received, thank you to Clif Kid as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

#ImagineSpring Shopping Spring Styles at OshKosh B'Gosh

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.


The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the weather is finally warming up. With that, I find that it is time to put away the sweaters and other winter clothing items, and revamp my families wardrobes with Spring clothes! With Spring break and Easter upon us, finding both the everyday clothes as well as those adorable threads for Easter for both boys and girls is what I look for.

For the kids, I like to find clothes that are not only bright and fun, but also clothes they can run and play in, whether they are at school or at home. And one place that I enjoy shopping at for my kids, where I can find those seasonal wardrobes at amazing prices, is OshKosh B'Gosh.
When I shop at my local OshKosh B'Gosh or on their online site, I can find a variety of fun shirts, shorts, and those must have overalls for my boys. I find that shopping in store, is a lot less stressful than when I shop at other clothing stores with my kids, because not only is the staff very nice, kid friendly,  and helpful, but the stores are also made kid friendly, with fun activity areas set up for kids to play at while parents shop! On the mom friendly aspect, I look forward to the sales, and I also seek out those coupons I can use while I do my shopping.
I like that the clothes from OshKosh B'Gosh are not only cute, but they are made to last, so when my kids go on those adventures, and play at the park, I can find a large selection of clothes for my kids that are made to be kid tough! Then when it comes to the selection of the World's Best Overalls, I can find a great selection of different designs, for babies and toddlers, that are not only very cute, but also comfortable and move with my kids as they run around!

Making OshKosh B'Gosh, a one stop shop when it comes to updating my kids wardrobes, where I can stock up, getting clothes for Spring for both boys, and even the newest baby in our family, all under one roof. So as you put away those winter clothes and head out to revamp your kids wardrobes for Spring, be sure to head to your local OshKosh B'Gosh store or shop their online store, and also be sure to print off the coupon below so you can be sure to save 25% on your next trip!






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Easter Fun with the itty bittys from Hallmark

As I go out looking for those gifts to add to the Easter Baskets this year, one place I adore shopping at, is my local Hallmark! I like that I can find gifts for everyone, from those cards to send to my parents and my sister, to the gifts that make for the perfect additions for those Easter baskets for the kids! One line of products that we have fallen in love with from the Hallmark line, that make for the perfect gifts to give the kids and put in those Easter baskets are the itty bittys.

To help with this years Easter baskets, we were sent the very adorable, Miss Piggy itty bitty from the Disney Muppets line! Being the lifetime Muppets and Hallmark fans we are, Miss Piggy makes for a great addition to our line of itty bittys! I like that we can also add some itty bittys to the boys baskets as well, because right now when we head to our local Hallmark or shop their online site, we can take advantage of the buy one get one 50% deal on the itty bittys! Making the line of itty bittys from Hallmark a great gift to give this Easter!


Product received, thank you to Hallmark as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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After School Snacks with Skippy with Salted Caramel

Having 3 kids, and 2 in school, when it comes to snack time, all 3 look forward to what I will serve for the after school snack. One snack that I can remember my mom making my sister and I, that I see as a great fast and easy snack to serve my kids is peanut butter and apples.

So when we were sent some of the new Skippy with Salted Caramel, I knew that this would not only be a great tasting peanut butter to try out, but also one that would taste good when I serve it to the kids for a after school snack with some apples!
We all like the unique taste, and paired with the apples, the kids find it as a very tasty and satisfying peanut butter to put on their apples! Aside from the snacks we made we also found that this peanut butter also goes great with some desserts, like adding it as a topping for brownies and more! Making the new Skippy with Salted Caramel, a great flavor of peanut butter to have in the home!

Product received, thank you to Skippy as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Fuel Your Active Lifestyle with Fit Snack


Being a mom, I find that I am always on the go, whether I am dropping off and picking kids up at school and their other activities, chasing my toddler, taking care of my home, or heading to the gym. With that I find that I might not always eat the foods I should, and find excuses to grab fast food or other items that I will regret later on. So with that in mind, I do try to seek out products that can help me steer clear of those foods and snacks that might not be a great choice. I was shown a option when I was introduced to Fit Snack.

Fit Snack is a monthly subscription box service, that is packed with healthy choices when it comes to snacking that help to fit into active lifestyles. I like that I can grab a snack from my box when I am heading out, so when I find those times where I want to snack on something, I can have a healthy option on hand.

I also like the choices that are in the boxes, which introduce me to some new snacking options, so when I head out to the stores, I will recognize more of the products that I enjoyed and that I know are a better option for me when it comes to snacking. In all, making the Fit Snack monthly subscription boxes a great service to get for yourself as well as give to anyone you might know who would appreciate a healthier snacking option which to help fuel an active lifestyle!


Product received, thank you to Fit Snack as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

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Wonderforge Games for Easter Baskets

In my house when it comes to finding fun gifts, whether it is for a birthday, Easter or for a rainy day, we like to seek out new games to play! One company that is a go to when it comes to those fun games for the kids is Wonder Forge, so when we were sent some of their new games for Spring, we were excited to check them out!

With this selection of games, we can enjoy some fun matching games for the kids to play together or even play together as a family, during one of our family game nights. I like that there are games with not only adorable animals on them, but also a selection of games that feature their favorite characters!

I also can really appreciate the different games that are available, so the kids can play a variety of games that are meant for their various ages! Making the new games that are available from Wonder Forge this Spring, a great selection for both those Easter Baskets as well as great additions to our own family game nights!


Product received, thank you to Wonder Forge as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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What Do You Do After A Head Injury?

We all do our best to plan all aspects of our daily lives. One of the things that we can’t plan for is an accident that severely injures a family member. A head injury in particular can have a serious impact on the person injured and their immediate family. Head injuries account for about 1.5 million emergency room trips every year in the United States. For most moms, there is little that can be done to prepare yourself, not to mention your family, for coping with this type of serious injury.
So, if a spouse, loved one or friend has sustained a head injury on the job or due to a car or other type of accident, here are a few tips for preparing yourself and your family to deal with the expected and unexpected consequences of this unfortunate reality.
Maintaining Family Life after a Head Injury
Unfortunately, head injuries are an all too common result of motor vehicle accidents and certain occupational work accidents. While there is not much that can be done to prepare for the accident, there are several things you can do to ensure your family is properly coping with the fact that dad has been injured.
1. Talk to Your Children about the Injury
While this may sound obvious, it is actually the hardest thing for most moms to do. Moms have a tendency to shield family members, especially children, from stressful or unpleasant situations. This is perfectly normal, but in this instance, your children need to know and understand what has happened. If they're left in the dark, they may create their own, incorrect explanations for why dad has been acting different or doesn't do all the things he used to do, prior to the injury.
recent article from BrainLine Kids addresses the steps a mother can take before talking to her children about head injuries. The goal here is to help your children understand, not to keep them in the dark about the situation. Though we are naturally driven to protect the emotions of our children, silence is not the answer when it comes to dealing with a head injury in the family.
2. Double Up on Your Routines
Do not misinterpret this as the need to increase the number of routines in your family life. It means that you should review your current routines and streamline them to be more effective. Because of their injury, your spouse will need your assistance more than ever. Prior to the injury, they may have been completely independent. But it’s likely, depending on severity of the injury, that they’re going to become dependent on you and the rest of the family more now than ever. Anything you can do to make more time for handling their needs will be beneficial. For example, if you normally spread out your laundry duties over two or three days, consider getting it all done in one day and freeing up that additional time for helping your spouse accomplish tasks or chores that they used to handle on their own.
3. Consult Others for Support
Panic is the first emotion you’re likely to feel when you find out your spouse has sustained a head injury. However, panicking will only lead to unnecessary stress that in turn reduces your ability to effectively and efficiently manage your family while your spouse is recovering and out of work.
Take things one day at a time until you find a rhythm that works best for you and your family. Part of this approach is to consult with others who can offer you support. This support can come from a family member, friend, coworker or a professional trained to help you through these types of situations.
Where to Start When Dealing with a Spouse’s Head Injury
The first step following this type of incident should always be contacting a qualified personal injury attorney to handle your spouse’s case. The tips listed above are simply pointers for helping you get yourself and your family adjusted to the new circumstances that arise as a result of a head injury.
Once you start implementing these tips, you’ll see that over time things will start to get easier and become more routine for you, your spouse and your family. Depending on the severity of the head injury, your spouse could be out of work for anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. Regardless of the amount of time, you need to prepare for the road ahead. Using the strategies shared in this article will get you started down that path a step at a time.


This post was created by a guest writer.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

#Giveaway The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-ray #TheHobbit



The wait is over, and the final movie to the trilogy of The Hobbit is now available to bring home and watch over and over again! For my house, having the final movie on Blu-Ray, was not only a way to watch the movie anytime we want, but also the final piece to our Hobbit Trilogy Blu-Ray collection!

In the final movie, you have Bilbo, along with the Dwarfs, who have now made it to the mountain. Smaug, the dragon who ran the dwarfs from their home many years prior, is awake and ready to take his vengeance on Lake Town. And is the final movie, you can watch and see how Smaug goes about to show his fury, and how a battle that is one that not only changes things, but also bring the Lord of the Rings into light comes to an amazing conclusion to the story of The Hobbit!




Well to celebrate the release of The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies, the wonderful people from Partners Hub would like to give one of my readers their own copy of the movie on Blu-Ray!





Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Blu-Ray copy for The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.



This post was brought to you by Partners Hub.

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Easter Gift Ideas with Sew Cool #SewCoolWorld

With Easter making its presence known when you head out to do the shopping, I find that I like to seek out products for the kids, that will not only make for a great gift this Easter, but also be a gift that they will get a lot of use out of. Well having a pre-teen in the home, finding those gifts can be a lot easier said than done, so I look for products that she will really like, and with my daughter one thing she really adores is doing crafts. Over the past couple of years she has found a interest in sewing, so when we were introduced to the products from Sew Cool, I was excited to check them out and share them with my daughter!

I like that with the Sew Cool products, my daughter can their very unique sewing machine and create fun crafts, safely, without having to use any needles. The projects she can create are endless, by either choosing to use some of the ideas that we can find when we go to the Sew Cool site and YouTube channel, when we buy the various Sew Cool products, or by coming up with and creating her own projects.


The sewing studio gives my daughter a way to really open her mind when it comes to her creativity, and with the refill packs that we can purchase, we can ensure that she will be able to have plenty of fabrics and project ideas! So whether you are in search of a great gift idea to get your daughter's creative juices flowing or looking for a Easter gift that will keep on giving, then be sure to check out the Sew Cool Sewing Studio along with all of the refills and projects that are available from the Sew Cool line! Also, when you create things using the Sew Cool products, be sure to share them with the people from Sew Cool by following them on Instagram and using the hashtag #SewCoolWorld!



Product received, thank you to Sew Cool as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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#Giveaway ‪#‎DKidsEaster‬ Adding Hatch'ems this Easter

With the clock ticking, it is time to find those gifts to add in those Easter baskets and unique eggs to hide for the big hunt this year. I find myself in search of the products that will make Easter that much more exciting for Easter. So when we were sent some of the Hatch'Ems to review, I was very curious to check them out!

For our Easter egg hunt this year, we will be adding fun and unique eggs to the mix, and of those will be the Hatch'Ems. We were sent the Animal Planet Hatch'Ems Sea Creatures along with a set of the Hatch'Ems Pets! These eggs will make for a great set of eggs to hide, along with a great toy surprise for the kids as well. To get started with the Hatch'Ems, you need to place the eggs in some water, to watch as the eggs hatch. Then from there, the animals that you find in the eggs are put into water, where you and your kids can watch their animals grow, up to 10x's their original size!

Making the Hatch'Ems not only a fun egg to find during the Easter Egg hunt this year, but also a fun gift that continues to give, as the kids hatch their eggs, watch them grow, and even learn about the creatures they grow from the Animal Planet collection! Well, aside from the Hatch'Ems we were sent for Easter this year, right now when you head on over to the Discover Kids Facebook page, you can enter to win your own Hatch'Ems to share with your kids this Easter! To enter, follow Discover Kids on Twitter https://twitter.com/discoverykids and tweet to them, your favorite Easter activities with the hashtag #DKidsEaster!



Product received, thank you to Hatch'Ems as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter with R.M. Palmer Company + Bunny Big Shots Contest

With Easter just around the corner, like many parents out there, I am in search of those fun goodies to put in the kids baskets this year! One thing that I can remember getting as a kid and that we put in our kids baskets each year, are those chocolate bunnies. As a parent, I have noticed, that when it comes to those chocolates for Easter, they have become a lot more fun then they were when I was a kid. So when we were sent some of the Easter candies from the R.M. Palmer line, I was excited to see what new products they had for this year along with the other great chocolates for Easter!

I was pleasantly surprised to see an amazing assortment of chocolate goodies. In this pack we received a fun, Color Me Cottontail along with a Fun n' Games. The Color Me Cottontail is not only a delicious chocolate bunny that the kids can enjoy eating, but it also includes a fun picture for the kids to color and some crayons! And with the Fun n' Games the kids will get a fun maze to play with that is also made with edible crispy chocolate!

For my little guy, who adores rubber duckies, we were sent the very fitting Candy Quax, which resembles those adorable duckies that he enjoys playing with. I found the Double Crisp Bunny Pops to make for another bunny treat that the kids will enjoy, and with the Baby Binx, we can treat the little ones to a fun and very adorable chocolate bunny!

Then when it comes to filling those eggs for the big hunt this year, we can fill them with the adorable chocolate carrots, along with the variety of chocolates you can find in the bag of Flopsy's Easter Mix! Making the products we can get from the R.M. Palmer line of Easter candy, a great choice of products to put out this Easter!








Well aside from the delicious and very adorable variety of Easter treats you find from R.M. Palmer, you can also enter to win big! You can do so with the Bunny Big Shots Contest, which is going on now through April 7th, where to enter you can upload your favorite Easter pics! The picture with the most votes will get $250 and $500 Visa Gift Cards! Also, the photo that shows the most fun being had for Easter using the R.M. Palmer products will will a 50" Smart TV!

It’s easy to enter, so even the most time-stressed parents will have a shot at a prize. They can enter in two ways:
·         Upload a photo at http://goo.gl/hPAco6.
·         Post a photo on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #BUNNYBIGSHOTS.
The photos should be on one of four themes: Visiting the Easter Bunny, Decorating Easter Eggs, Easter Egg Hunt or Easter Morning.
Official rules and details are on the contest website. 



Product received, thank you to R.M. Palmer as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Checking out the New Feeding Line from The Honest Company

When it comes to my kids, I like to give them the best start possible. I do this by having products in the home, from the foods we eat to the products I use for everyday cleaning and such, that are natural, safe and effective, and one company that I adore where I can find those products for my family and home is The Honest Company. I was first introduced to The Honest Company shortly after I had Wyatt, when I started using their diapering products. Like so many others out there, I fell in love not only with the adorable designs that I could choose from with the diapers from The Honest Company, but also the fact that their diapers are gentle both on babies bottom and the environment.

From there, my love just kept on growing. I found their line of bath and body products for the whole family to be a must have, due to the skin sensitivities we have in our home. Then with their cleaning products, I have found a line of natural cleaning products from the cleaners themselves to the cleaning tools, that are safe and effective to use in my home for everyday use.

For me, I am one who adores the products I can find when I shop the line of products from The Honest Company, and I also adore the bundles I can purchase or the individual items I can choose from when I am needing just a couple of items to stock up with. So you can imagine, that when I learned about the all new feeding line of products from The Honest Company for baby, I was not only excited to share the products with others, but check them out for myself as well!


This new line of feeding products for baby offer items for both breastfeeding and bottle feeding moms, giving new moms choices on products to help give their little ones the best possible starts in life! I can appreciate the choices, having been a mom who chose to both bottle feed and breastfeed my babies, giving parents a great selection of breastfeeding support products, along with formula and bottles to choose from for parents who bottle feed and formula feed.

I really like that the formula that is offered is organic, and to help with ensuring that baby gets that DHA that comes highly recommended, parents can get both the organic formula along with the DHA drops to put in babies bottles. Also, to help with the preparation when it comes to the formula from The Honest Company, parents can use the Formula Dispenser, which helps to make feeding time hygienic with the 3 compartments, even when parents are on the go!

For moms who are breastfeeding, there is a large selection of products to choose from with the nipple balm to the nursing covers and nursing pillow. I also like that breastfeeding moms can use the Lactation Plus, to help support breast milk production, naturally!

Then with the new bottles that you can find from The Honest Company line of feeding products, you get a soft, silicone nipple and a bottle that mimics the breast with the softness and the flexibility of the bottle. Which not only makes the transition from breast to bottle and back a easy one for parents and caretakers, but also helps to reduce gas, colic, reflux and spit-up! These new bottles are available in 2 sizes, 5 oz and 8 oz, and you can also find the nipples for these bottles which are all available to purchase from The Honest Company. Making my love for The Honest Company, one that just keeps growing and one that I adore sharing with others!


Compensation was provided by The Honest Company via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of The Honest Company or Momtrends
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