Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sponsored: Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice – A New Head Lice Resource for Parents

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign
on behalf of Mom Central Consulting . I received a promotional item as a thank you for

Every parent hopes to avoid dealing with head lice, but much like taxes, some things can’t
always be avoided. In the United States alone, an estimated six to 12 million head lice
infestations occur each year in school aged children. If you are facing head lice after your child
returns home from camp, there are resources available to help!

The Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice website is driven by experts who are also moms, so they
get it. The site features basic information on the little critters like symptoms, diagnosis,
prevention and treatment options, and a variety of tools including:

· The How to Lose the Lice Guide, with a handy checklist to save time and reduce stress
when battling head lice
· The Headfirst! Lice Experience video allows you to choose your experience, whether it
be you’re not sure you have lice, or you just want to get rid of them:

It’s important to remember the most common way to spread head lice is head-to-head
contact. Thinking ahead with things like teaching your child to avoid sharing brushes or hats is
a good start.

So if you’re trying to get rid of head lice post-camp, or a parent who always likes to be
prepared for next season, visit Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice for more information.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Make it a Family Night with Netflix! #NetflixFamilies #ad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix.

Many of you know our family loves Netflix. It is hands down the most cost-effective way to get our family the shows we want to see when we want to see them. For just $7.99 a month, we get unlimited streaming of our favorite shows, movies, and best of all.... family friendly content that we can enjoy together. Netflix has a newly launched family site, a great go-to to find the prefect content for your family night...or maybe some Saturday morning cartoons?!

That top row... Family Movie Night... well, all our kids LOVE those movies. The only one we haven't seen is Hoodwinked Too!  We are loving the family oriented content, and it makes it so much easier to find titles for the kids.

Summertime can be challenging, there is more time to keep the kids occupied, and parents still need to get things done. Sometimes you just need a little time to do something, and I like Netflix's availability (Many families in the U.S. already have three or more Netflix-ready devices in their household. Netflix works on a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, Smart TVs, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo Wii.). Since most smartphones are able to have a Netflix app, this is a great option for on the go and vacation time, too. Sometimes the kids just need something to preoccupy themselves with (ex. long car rides), and I know my kids love to be able to pick a movie and watch it during those times. features several new categories including Family Movie Night, Are We There Yet and TV for Curious Kids. of my FAVORITE categories...

OH YEAH! Classics to Share with Your Kids!  Seriously! He-Man, She Ra, and TransFormers are HUGE hits in our house, but I am really hoping to share some of the other great shows that I remember when I was a kid with my own children. is a new destination designed to meet your family’s summertime entertainment needs. On, parents can find lists of movies and TV shows for all kinds of special summer moments.

Visit for more information on the best ways to stream as well as videos from families using Netflix.

What shows or movies would you love to share with your children? When would Netflix come in handy for you?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Those Rosy Cheeks....

Promotional sample received. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received for this post.

Our little Luke has some of the rosiest cheeks I have ever seen... he has since he was about 2 months old. What I didn't know until recently is that those rosy cheeks are actually eczema. Along with his rosy red cheeks, he also had this red rash on his arms and hands. When we went in for his 6 month checkup the doctor was quite taken aback, she asked what cream we were using for his eczema. 

I explained to her that we weren't using anything other than regular lotion for the redness. We had had other children with eczema, but it never had presented like this. With the other kids it was rough patches of very dry skin. We left the appointment with a prescription for a steroid cream. Unfortunately, we didn't see much improvement with the cream.

When I was offered the opportunity to review a natural way to help eczema I was more than willing to try. Healing Hazel offers both HealingHazel necklaces, which help with eczema, and Baltic Amber necklaces that can help with teething. 

We received a necklace similar to this:
 Within days we noticed the redness was diminished, and he's been wearing the necklace ever since. Here's Luke on his 1st always, wearing his HealingHazel necklace!

As you can see, the red rosy cheeks are no longer there...and there is no rash on his arms either. We have been able to forgo any further steroid treatment!

Other than being helpful for his eczema, we get a TON of compliments on his necklace. People are always commenting on it, and when I let them know it is actually beneficial they are amazed! I highly recommend the HealingHazel necklace for anyone who is looking for a more natural way to help eczema. Of course, I am not a doctor, and I cannot guarantee it will work for you, but it's definitely something we are glad we tried. 

Please be sure to always supervise your baby when s/he is wearing necklaces.
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