Monday, December 5, 2016

Watchitude Slap On Watches | Holiday Gift Guide 2016

I have a child who has struggled with learning some basic skills like telling time, reading, and some other concepts. When he truly has a hard time picking up on new things, we try to make it fun and sometimes that really helps him gain a better understanding.

Watchitude brings back the nostalgic slap on option and makes telling time fun. These are fun watches for kids that are analog display and come in a variety of designs. I was impressed that there is something almost every kid will like - there are sports designs, cats, music designs, and even some funky designs. I also really like that it does teach how to read an analog clock, which seems to be a lost skill these days.

Watchitude makes the perfect small gift or stocking stuffer for the child on your Christmas list this year. They are geared for kids ages 4-12. The fact that these are slap on watches is makes it easy for little ones or kids with fine motor delays to wear a watch.

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Disclaimer: I received a free product in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Paper Trax Recyclable Race Track | Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Families who live a green lifestyle sometimes like to avoid buying plastic toys. Parts get lost, toys break, and then they go into the garbage can. Paper Trax is an eco-friendly option for gift giving this year for kids to race their matchbox and Hot Wheels cars!

Developed by a father for his 18 month old son, Paper Trax is unique in that it is a paper track that attaches to the wall using Command strip adhesive. When kids are done using the toy, it is completely recyclable. My kids have spent hours racing their cars, imitating police chases, and getting lots of imaginative play! What a better way to keep kids entertained and away from electronics, too.

Paper Trax come in two designs and come with 10 track sections. The box itself can also turn into a track. Since instructions are printed on each track, they are super simple to put together. My 9 and 6 year old boys completely put the tracks together themselves. 

Check out this short clip of Paper Trax Speedway Edition in action!

If you're looking for an eco-friendly or non-electronic gift for a child on your Christmas list this year, be sure to check out Paper Trax on Amazon. There is even a corner track pack for extra fun!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

For The Ultimate Cubs Fan: 2016 World Series Official Film & Collector's Edition | 2016 Gift Guide Giveaway

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I was pretty excited when the Cubs won the World Series! Baseball fans all over the world rejoiced at this momentous event that was 108 years in the making. And for the Cubs or sports fan on your gift giving list, "The 2016 World Series" Official Film from Major League Baseball and "2016 World Series Collectors Edition: Chicago Cubs" will be available in stores just in time for the holiday season.

Available December 6th, "The 2016 World Series" DVD/Blu-ray combo pack features highlights, exclusive interviews, all narrated by actor and Cubs fan Vince Vaughn. Included in bonus features is coverage of the World Series parade, which boasted 5 million guests in Chicago. Purchase on Amazon.

Available December 13th, the 8-disc "2016 World Series Collector's Edition: Chicago Cubs" features all seven World Series games so Cubs fans can relive every breathtaking moment, including David Ross' final home run. Purchase on Amazon.

Enter the giveaway!

Thanks to the folks at Shout! Factory, two winners will receive a copy of "The 2016 World Series" DVD/Blu-ray 2-disc combo pack. Enter to win the giveaway using the Giveaway Tools form below. The giveaway ends on December 8th, 2016. I will contact the two winners via e-mail. Open to US Residents only, 18 or older.

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Disclaimer: I received a product in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Some posts contain affiliate links which help support this blog.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Improve Your Home's Air Quality with HomeLab

While we all know that a healthy lifestyle begins at home, many of us don't realize the amount of toxins and pollutants that can lessen our home's air quality. I know I'm quite busy going about my daily business cleaning, cooking, and sometimes buying products that might not be the best thing for my family's health. I always want to try to keep our home as toxin free as possible; what I didn't know is that indoor air quality is 2X-5X worse than outdoors.

There's an easy way to monitor your home's air quality? HomeLab offers a healthy home program, which is a step-by-step guide to removing toxins and pollutants in your home.. You are sent a home monitor which is connected to Wi-Fi using their app. Over 10 days, it will collect important information about possible toxins and their sources in your home. The monitor is moved to different areas in your home and the "home vitals" are sent back to HomeLab. Once toxins are identified, the "Home Doctors" can help develop a plan specific to your needs. This information is sent  back to you via e-mail and/or the app. 

Do you like saving money? I know I do! HomeLab will guide you to the best, most budget-friendly way to create a healthy home. Not only that, anytime you upgrade your home HomeLab will let you know how to do it in an economical yet non-toxic way. It turns out creating a healthy environment does not have to be expensive!

What I also love about HomeLab is that it can also monitor other areas of your home for the presence of formaldehyde, radon, carbon monoxide, mold, etc. If any of these toxins are indicated on the monitor, they can provide additional testing supplies to confirm the presence and then help you find steps to fix the problem.

As your home goes through the detox process, HomeLab can help identify a key number of items that may be causing problems. These items may need replaced or upgraded. A few items can be gas appliances, flooring, beds, pillows, or other items that emit or allow pollutants in.

You can sign up to get their HomeLab's FREE e-book, "How To Create a Healthy, Non-Toxic Home". 

The folks are HomeLab have generously provided my readers with a 25% off discount code by using code "newmom". HomeLab offers two different programs starting at $99 a year. You can learn more about the pricing on their website.

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Disclaimer: This post has been created in partnership with HomeLab.  All opinions are my own and may differ from your own.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mother Nurture Review: A treat for mom, nourishment for mom & baby #MotherNurture

Every mom wants to indulge in a treat sometimes. But most chocolate treats are made from processed sugars and other ingredients that are horrible for our bodies. Mother Nurture offers a nutritious option with their Enhanced Chocolate Truffles and Enhanced Waters line for breastfeeding and pregnant moms, packed with essential nutrients.

I'm no stranger to how important nutrition is during pregnancy and in the breastfeeding years. I've had five babies and I'm currently breastfeeding my 16-month-old daughter. It can also feel very restricting when you just want to have a treat! The chocolate truffles from Mother Nurture are not only delicious and rich tasting, but are jam packed full of good-for-you nutrients.

I was able to sample both flavors of the truffles and the Enhanced Waters in Tropical Splash. I am usually not a fan of dark chocolate, but given these are a healthier option, I wanted to give them a try! I really enjoyed the truffles, especially the dark chocolate. The drink tasted great and is a great alternative to something like Gatorade.

Enhanced Chocolate Truffles

Enhanced Waters

Folic acid, DHA, protein, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and choline
No artificial ingredients
BPA packaging

Disclaimer: This review was sponsored by Mom Select & Mother Nuture. All opinions are honest and are my own. Some posts contain affiliate links which help support this blog.