Thursday, February 20, 2014

Toopy and Binoo! #Animated #Fun sponsored #twitterparty

I received items to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

  Little ones and their families laugh out loud as the charming and endearing friends, Toopy and Binoo, explore their colorful, whimsical world. Binoo, always logical and perceptive, is the perfect sidekick for Toopy and his vivid imagination and spontaneous zest for life. 

Binoo, a very tiny white cat, is one of Annabelle's favorite characters. While Toopy is the talkative one, Binoo seems to capture her attention. Toopy and Binoo inspires preschoolers ages 2 to 6 to expand their creativity while reinforcing positive values such as friendship, good manners, creative thinking, and humor.

I've always felt that imagination needs to be grown, and I love shows that encourages my children's imagination and creativity.  A phenomenal hit TV series in Canada, Toopy and Binoo is now available for the first time ever to US audiences exclusively on the Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channelThe Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channel features more than 100 full, five-minute episodes, each with laughs and stories the whole family will enjoy. 

Join Toopy and Binoo for a fun Twitter Party on Thursday, February 20th at 1:00PM hosted by @ResourcefulMom to learn more about the show and win wonderful prizes! Follow #ToopyandBinoo to participate. To RSVP, and for more information, including prizes, check out this post.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Help this life saving device become a reality.

As a parent, how many times have you crept down a hallway, opened the door and peeked inside. As you navigate your way through the nursery you silently pray that you won't step on a toy, sneeze, or breathe too loudly. You peer through the dark trying to see your baby's chest and listening for the rise and fall of their breath. And then it happens. The baby uses it's spider sense and recognizes you're in the room and wakes up screaming. You'll now spend the next thirty minutes trying to get that baby to fall back to sleep, and though you regret ever going into the room in the first place, you'll do it again tomorrow night... or maybe even a second time tonight. There is no fear like the fear a parent experiences when they wonder if their silently sleeping baby is still breathing.

AIM Infant Alert Monitor 

AIM Infant Alert Monitor[/caption] Meet AIM. AIM takes the guesswork out and lets parents know they will know seconds after their baby stops breathing should that ever actually happen. Though the chances of ever needing this device are slim, the inventors knew the peace of mind in knowing your baby is still breathing regularly is absolutely priceless.
The AIM monitor is attached to your baby's waistband or diaper. It monitors the movement of a baby's stomach created by breathing. Should this movement stop, the AIM issues a quick "JustChecking" vibration. Oftentimes, newborns just need a subtle reminder to keep breathing and a small vibration is just the reminder they needed. Should movement not resume after the vibration, an audio alert is sent to the parent unit letting Mom, Dad, babysitter, or whoever know it's time to check on the little one. Sounds amazing right?

Unfortunately for all of us, this product doesn't exist yet. Healthcare Zoo needs your help to make AIM a reality. Find out more about the AIM and the goals of HealthCare Zoo by clicking over to their Indiegogo campaign. You can pledge to help with the first round of manufacturing the AIM Infant Alert Monitor. Pledge $100 or more, and you'll even get a monitor for yourself if the campaign is successful! Every little bit helps. Even just a $5 donation could help save a baby's life.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A bright smile.... part 1.

I received a Target gift card to purchase LISTERINE Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

A bright and shiny smile... it's something I imagine everyone desires. I know that it can be quite a challenge for some people to obtain that gorgeous white grin. I've been blessed with fairly nice teeth; I guess I would say I am lucky. However, I enjoy tea, coffee, and chocolate- all things that aren't so great for teeth. 

Did you know that brushing misses 75% of your mouth? Sure, you try to get all of your teeth, but there are some areas the brush can't reach- an then there's the roof of your mouth, your tongue, your gums, the back of your mouth.... all places that germs can hide out.

I currently brush my teeth once a day, sometimes twice. I brush every night before bed, and sometimes in the morning. Mornings are crazy, so I'm often eating as I walk out the door in the morning so I don't get a chance to brush like I should. I know, I know....I SHOULD make it more of a priority, but it just hasn't been.

Well, I am embarking on a 21 day challenge. The LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge to be more specific. I will make time every day to swish with LISTERINE Antiseptic and use some other great products that will benefit my oral health.  I am hoping this will help my hard to reach areas (such as the back of my front teeth), and hopefully help my smile shine brighter! To start this challenge, I headed to Target to get shopping. I needed to pick up the essensial LISTERINE products for this challenge. I picked up LISTERINE SMART RINSE, LISTERINE Antiseptic, and REACH Floss. I also needed to pick up some LISTERINE WHITENING Original Gel Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, but my local Target did not have it on the shelves the day I went. 

I plan on eating my breakfast first thing when I get up (even before my shower) and make time to rinse and brush each morning.  We'll see how it goes. I know night time will be a breeze, LISTERINE has been part of my night time routine for several years, but I look forward to trying the LISTERINE Smart Rinse and LISTERINE Whitening toothpaste!

While I am doing this challenge, people everywhere can help children in need. How, you ask? Well, by submitting a "Swish Selfie" to the LISTERINE Brand Facebook page. LISTERINE Brand will then make a $5.00 contribution to Oral Health America's Smiles Across America program, up to $85,000, toward their goal of connecting 210,000 children with needed oral health services in 2014. So, how about it, do you have your "Swish Selfie" ready to go? 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Just the Bare Necessities for Fun! #ActivitySheets

We're "exsssssscited" to share these activity sheets in honor of the upcoming release of THE JUNGLE BOOK DIAMOND EDITION as it swings it's way on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital available NOW!  

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fabulous Spring looks... Great Deals! #OshKoshBgosh #Sponsored #MC

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.

You might not be thinking Spring right now...but Spring IS coming! With all this cold weather it is so nice to pop into a store and see bright, fun, colorful clothing that reminds you that warmer weather is on it's way. However...getting to said store can be a challenge! 

I don't know about you, but some of my favorite stores aren't always close by, and with the snow.... I would rather stay in. I hate missing great deals, though. Well, be prepared for an astonished by some crazy money-saving sales.. OshKosh B'gosh is having some amazing deals right now- online and in store! Seriously, you will NOT want to miss these President's Day deals!

Coupon valid through 3/12/14

They have some adorable new tunics and leggings ( T.L.C Girl's Tunics and Leggings Collection) that will be great for that princess in your life. The leggings and tunics can mix and match to create several great outfits while still providing comfort and playability.  I especially loved this outfit. The sailing theme is hot this spring (really...anchors are everywhere)! And I am a fan of tunics. This outfit is playful and modest, which is great for my daughter.

There are also amazing doorbuster deals on jeans. My kids go through jeans like...well, like little boys tend to. There are very few brands of jeans that hold up to their roughness, and OshKosh B'gosh is one of them, so when I see an amazing deal where I can purchase jeans for the boys (and Annabelle, too) for $10-$12 a pair, I just can't pass it up.  As you can see in the picture above, we definitely took advantage of this great deal! I love the slim fit jeans for Miss Annabelle since she is tall and slender, and the cute detail makes them even more adorable. These jeans far outlast many other brands that we buy, so we will happily pay more for them, but a great deal is always a great bonus.

There is also an adorable new line for the littlest ones in your life. Baby B'gosh is a new line that OshKosh B'gosh has introduced, here's a peek at a page out of their mailer: 
Please note, 25% off the collection is for a limited time only and may not be valid at the time you are reading this.

So...are you looking forward to fun Spring clothes? What styles are you looking to get your kids this Spring?

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