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Mott’s® for Tots


Disclosure: This post brought to you by Mott's® & Burst Media. Keeping Emmitt hydrated during the summer is much harder than any of the older kids. Toddlers only want what they want when they want it and explaining to them that he needs to drink a ton of water to stay hydrated makes little, to no sense to him- that's why we turn to Mott's® for Tots! Mott's® for Tots was developed with tots unique nutritional needs in mind.  The diluted juice contains 40% less sugar than other 100% apple juices while still delivering the essential nutrition kids need and the great taste they demand. Emmitt can not tell the difference in this juice and others because the full flavor 100% juices offer is still there! We use Mott's® for Tots at home all the time, but we really love when grandma uses it at her house! Grandma has a very hard time … [Read more...]

Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong Strength Test


Disclosure: This post brought to you by Quilted Northern. Since making the switch to Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong my kids have been ultra curious as to why it is called soft and strong. They understand why it's soft because they can feel it, but are confused as to why toilet paper needs to be strong. After seeing adorable Emily's commercial on TV a few times they understood why toilet paper being strong mattered and wanted to try an experiment of their own! They gathered all of the Trash Pack figures they could find and asked me to help them make a commercial- so I did! Below is our strength test!! Pretty strong, don't you think? … [Read more...]

Holly Yeager: Lancaster Doula and Birth Services


This post is all about Holly Yeager. My amazing birth doula and good friend. Before I get into her amazing services during my labor and delivery of Caleb Neil- I need to give you a bit of a back story, so here goes... Nothing can prepare you for what will happen the day your baby decides that it is time to come out and meet the world. For me, my births are some what predictable. My due date comes and goes, and my baby refuses to come out. My first two children were inductions. My first at 42 weeks 5 days and my second at 41 weeks 5 days. My first cooperated and came screaming into this world after only twelve hours.My second, not so much. After only four hours of labor her heart rate plummeted and I was rushed away for an emergency cesarean. It was so urgent that I was actually put under general anesthesia and not reunited with my … [Read more...]

ASUS Transformer Book – #WindowsChampions (08/12)


Disclosure: This post brought to you by Microsoft! Being a blogger and social media nut means that at all times there is an electronic device with in reach.  No matter where I go, or what I am doing I must be connected so that with in a moments notice I can answer emails, snap pictures, or start a blog post. I use my laptop all the time when we are home because I like not being tied to a desk. I find sitting on my couch, with my feet propped up watching True Blood while I blog to be rather- relaxing. However when I travel, the last thing I want to have to carry around with me is a heavy laptop. A tablet is the perfect size for travel, however I often get frustrated with my tablet because it does not have the functions I am used to my laptop having, like keyboard, speed, battery life and real power- Until now… The ASUS Transformer Book is … [Read more...]

Sponsored: 3M Nexcare Waterproof Bandages.


This post has been sponsored by Nexcare, however all thoughts are my own! A reliable bandage is an absolute essential component to every mom's emergency kit. Around my house that bandage must also be waterproof because during the summer because we can always be found hanging out around the pool. Finding a bandage that is really, really waterproof was actually much harder than I ever imagined it would be. Last summer I swear that I tried six or seven that claimed to be waterproof and for sure were not before I stumbled upon 3M Nexcare Waterproof Bandages! 3M Nexcare Waterproof Bandages offer superior protection against water, dirt and germs- even when wet! They are perfect for treating minor wounds such as cuts, scrapes and blisters. Because they are made of a clear and breathable material, they are super thin and therefore comfortable … [Read more...]

SwimWays Sea Squirts Swim Assist Vest


Disclosure: The Swim Assist Vest pictured below was provided compliments of SwimWays! Keeping my kids safe in the pool is something that is very, very important to me. I keep my eyes on them at all times, but because I only have two arms I can not be with in arms reach of all of them at the same time when we are in the water. Thankfully I am a Swimways ambassador and this summer they sent my kids Sea Squirts Swim Assist vests to help me out! The Sea Squirts Swim Assist vests help to make learning to swim a bit more fun and exciting for kids! The vest is made of a neoprene outer shell and fabric liner for extreme comfort and zips closed with a very heavy duty zipper. The vest is super easy to get on and off and dries quickly in the sun. Inside the back of the best there are three removable flotation pads for adjustable buoyancy as … [Read more...]

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! #SummerReading


Disclosure: This post brought to you by Scholastic! Stop the "Summer Slide" of knowledge forgetfulness in its tracks with the 8th annual free Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! This year's Summer Reading Challenge theme is "Reading Under the Stars" (powered by EVEREADY®). Throughout the summer, kids will read around the galaxy and unlock star constellations as they log reading minutes. Now through September 5th kids can log their reading minutes (online and on smartphones) as they Read for the World Record, enter sweepstakes to win fabulous prizes, and earn digital rewards when they complete weekly reading challenges. Downloading the Reading Timer App encourages reading every day and most importantly, makes it fun! The app easily allows children to time reading minutes with an interactive stopwatch and track minutes on a weekly … [Read more...]