Mom Knows Best : May 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

CooI It Buddy Reusable Cold Pack Makes Owies All Better



I have 4 boys and my boys are rough and tough. That means they get hurt a lot. When one of my boys come to me a owie I like to give them a me4kidz cool it buddy reusable cold pack along with a hug to make their owie feel better faster. The cool it buddy is a soft cloth cold pack that remains flexible in freezing temperatures. I keep my cute cold pack in the freezer so it is always ready for the next bump or bruise. My  boys love that they have their own cold pack and I love that the pack helps to relieve their pain. Unlike a hard cold pack, the cool it buddy feels soft on their skin and flexes to cover their pain. 

My son had a headache the other day. I gave him a hard cold pack, the kind used in lunch sacks and he complained it was too hard on his head. I also tried a bag of ice and he said that hurt too. Them I remembered our cool it buddy. My son placed it on his head and said "much better mom."


The cool it buddy is great for 
*Sprains & Strains
*Pain & Swelling
*Bumps & Bruises
*Scrapes & Insect Bites
*Headaches


Cool it buddy comes in a package of one soft cold pack and you can choose from five different designs. I am sure you will find one that makes your child's owies feel better. Cool it buddy is sold in stores like Target, Walmart and Toys R Us. You can also purchase them online at http://me4kidz.com/coolitbuddy-cloth.html
Check out the other awesome health and safety products that me4kidz makes while you are at their website.

To get more information visit 

"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mention product to review on my blog."

Summer Allergies Need Boogie Wipes And A Giveaway



Summer is on its way and so are the seasonal allergies. My little one suffers with allergies in the summer and they mess with his nose. My little one hates to blow his nose. I got tired of telling him to blow his nose. I found a great product that my son loves and he now blows his nose. Boogie Wipes are a great smelling moist wipe that encourages kids to blow their nose. My son loves the great grape scent and uses a Boogie Wipe to blow his nose. The wipes make taking care of seasonal allergies a whole lot easier.



 Boogie Wipes are made with saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments. Extra soft and scented in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol (for extra stuffy noses), Simply Unscented and Boogieberry, Boogie Wipes are recommended by Pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue.

Boogie Wipes also go beyond the nose too. I love Boogie Wipes for wiping messy faces. They are also great for cleaning little hands. I love to use the wipes for cleaning my face after I workout and also at night time before bed. My favorite is the Great Grape scent. Boogie Wipes come in canisters and soft packs. The soft packs are great to keep in the car or your bag. Boogie Wipes are sold online and at stores like Walgreens, Target, and Walmart.

                 For more information on Boogie Wipes, click on the below links.

                                  http://www.boogiewipes.com/

                                   Boogie Wipes on FaceBook
                                   
                                  To purchase Boogie Wipes
       


Now for the fun part, I have Boogie Wipes to giveaway. I am giving away  (2) 30-counts soft packs and a handful of sachets. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned products as part of being a Boogie Wipe ambassador. The winning prize will be sent from Boogie Wipes 4-6 weeks after the giveaway is over."

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wholesale Costume Club Has Batman Costumes At WholeSale Prices




My boys love to play Superhero's and when you play you have to dress for the part. I allowed my boys to choose a Superhero costume from Wholesale Costume Club to add to their role playing collection. The selection was so great that my boys had a hard time choosing just one costume. My boys decided that the Batman costume was the winner. My boys were very excited to be able to own a Batman costume and could not wait for it to arrive. The Batman costume came to our house in less than a week.


The package looked just like one that you would find in a store but I was very impressed at the quality of the Batman costume  at the price that it was listed for. This costume was so much better than the ones I buy at my favorite stores. The fabric of the costume was made for regular play and not just one night, like other store costumes. I love that the Batman cape was sewn onto the cloth head piece. My boys have other Superhero costumes and the cape is attached with velcro and never stays on. Just look at the cape and how great it looks. The mask is made of cloth which makes it more comfortable to wear and I love the designs on the whole costume. The size chart on the site is pretty accurate. I ordered a child's medium for my son who is 6 years old, 50 pounds,  and 48" tall. My boys are ready for action with this costume and just in time for  Batman’s big anniversary


Wholesale Costume Club believes costumes are made for year round play to spark children's imaginations. They are also great for Halloween too. They have a large selection of costumes for boys and girls in all sizes at prices that will make you smile.Their great selection includes costumes in almost anything you can think of. Wholesale Costume Club also sells accessories to go along with the costume. They also sell grown up costumes too. How cool would it be for mom or dad to dress up and join in the fun. I can see my husband being Superman and running around the house with the boys.


So go have a look at all the wonderful costumes that they sell and check out the great prices.

http://www.wholesalecostumeclub.com/



"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above pictured Batman costume to give my honest opinion on. I only review products that I feel are good for my readers."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Label Daddy Is Awesome For Kids And Grownups




I discovered a great way to label items with peel and stick labels that not only look great but stay put even in the dishwasher and washing machine. As a parent you need a way to label items for your kids. Items like clothes for camp and bottles for day care. Label Daddy makes stickers to label almost anything. Their stickers look great and can be personalized with many different colors and pictures. The great part is the labels stay put on clothes and are made to be washed. Items with the labels on them can even go in the dishwasher.

Label Daddy makes labels for just about everything. They make many different sizes of labels. They are great to place on kids shoes and sports equipment. Kids will love placing the labels on their school supplies and moms will love them for inside their clothes. They even make labels for children with food allergies so you can place them where they will be noticed.The stickers are colorful and can be customized with pictures and logos from sports to Disney. You can decide what information you want on the label too. Grownups will also find uses for the labels.



I was able to make a package of labels and I chose some address labels thinking they would be great for my letters.


Once my labels arrived I found many other uses for the labels. I placed them on my dishes thinking these would be great for potlucks so my dishes get back to me.


They also went on my suitcase as I thought they would be great for travel. I will be ordering some more labels with my cell phone number on them as on our last trip a suitcase was left behind at the car rental place. Thankfully my son realized his suitcase was missing as I had not labeled it with my cell phone number, next time I will be prepared with Label Daddy


So tell me how Label Daddy can help you? What items do you need to label?




"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned products to share with my readers."

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Good Cook Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes


I am excited to tell you about an awesome sweepstakes that Good Cook is having.  The Build Your Own Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes starts on June 2nd and goes for 12 days. You will have an opportunity everyday to build your own kitchen drawer with up to 15 selected Good Cook tools and gadgets and then enter to win everything you selected. If you need help building your drawer their Kitchen Experts will help you choose. Five people will win their kitchen drawer, how cool is that!

How about instant win prizes too? Submit a new drawer every day to win over 600 instant win prizes!

The sweepstakes will start June 2nd at http://www.goodcook.com/
Like Good Cook on Facebook for updates on this awesome sweepstakes.


Monday, May 26, 2014

There Is Still Time Left To Do Spring Cleaning With Gildan And A Giveaway



Spring weather is finally here to stay and many people have started or finished their spring cleaning. There is one item you may have overlooked when you did your spring cleaning. That cleaning is your underwear drawer. Gildan, the world's largest manufacturer of t-shirts, encourages women (and everyone else, for that matter) to do a little spring cleaning — starting with their underwear drawer.  Yes, it's the season to change your underwear.

It's time to throw out your old, discolored, uncomfortable panties and t-shirt. You know the ones I am talking about, the ones that have seen better days. It is time to do something for you and treat yourself to new fresh Gildan's new women's underwear and t-shirts. Gildan's has many types of underwear and t-shirts and is now available at major department stores and retailers nationwide.

 Rid your drawers of old drawers and step into soft 100% cotton hipster, hi-cut, low-rise or bikini briefs that are tag-free.  Or slip on a 100% cotton pre-shrunk, ring-spun classic t-shirt for comfort and style.
This spring, we'd like for you to do a little spring cleaning and start the season fresh with tops or bottoms.


I was sent some Gildan's underwear and a t-shirt so I could clean out my drawers. It felt so good to have new items to wear. I love how comfy Gildan's tops and bottoms are and they are my go to items that I wear when I go running. I love that they are tag-free and 100% cotton, which makes them comfortable against my skin. I love that they make v-neck t-shirts which in my opinion are cooler when running. Gildan's tops and bottoms come in many different colors too. They are sized from small to xx large so they fit most everybody. So it is time to do spring cleaning for you and treat yourself to new underwear and t-shirts. While you are at your spring cleaning don't forget about the rest of the family too as Gildan makes tops and bottoms for men, women, boys, and girls.

For more information click on the below links.



Gildan has allowed me to host a giveaway for my readers to help them with their spring cleaning. Five of my readers will get to clean out their underwear drawer this spring with tops and bottoms to try for themselves.  Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck! 




a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received the products mentioned above from Gildan in exchange for my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Free Pillsbury Heat-N-Go Mini Pancakes eCoupon for Kroger & Affiliates on 5/23



This Friday there is a another FREE Friday for Kroger (and affiliate) shoppers! On Friday, May 23rd  you can  load a digital coupon for Free Yoplait Greek or Greek 100 Yogurt  to your card! The coupon will only be available that day, but won’t expire until 6/7/2014. Click on the below link to get your coupon added to your card
http://kroger.softcoin.com/programs/kroger/freefri/

Check the list of stores at the link as your store might just be a Kroger store. Here is New Mexico our Kroger store is Smiths.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cauliflower Poppers Made Great With Jiva USDA Organic Cumin Powder

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



I have found a great way to cook cauliflower and the awesome part is this dish is low in fat and so good for you. The Cauliflower Poppers are so good that I have to stop myself from eating the whole head of cauliflower. These tasty poppers are a great snack or go great with any meal. The secret ingredient that makes the cauliflower so yummy is Cumin. Cumin in a spice that has a nutty pepper taste and is great in Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. It also can be used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine.


I was sent a package of Jiva USDA Organic Cumin Powder to review on my blog. I love that this cumin is USDA Organic and is all natural product of India. This wonderful spice has an intense aroma and is 100% pure cumin with no salt, no MSG, no GMO, and no ethylene Oxide treatment. The spice comes in a resealable bag.


I love cooking with spices and fresh spices make a difference in taste. The color of this cumin was more vibrant than what you can buy at the grocery store and it had an intense spicy aroma. I searched for different recipes online to give me ideas on how to use this wonderful spice. I already knew from living in New Mexico that it is great in Mexican dishes like tacos and enchiladas but I wanted to make something different to bring out the great flavor of cumin. I stumbled upon this great recipe for Cauliflower Poppers and knew I just had to try it. I love my veggies roasted and knew roasting them with cumin would give them a great taste. I was right. When these wonderful Cauliflower Poppers came out of the oven, I just inhaled the great aroma of the cumin.The taste of the cauliflower was awesome and I ate over half of the batch I cooked. I could have easily all of the poppers but I knew my husband would want some.


To purchase this wonderful Jiva USDA Organic Cumin Powder, click on the below link.


Like Jiva on Facebook www.facebook.com/jivaorganicfoods

Cauliflower Poppers

Ingredients

1 tsp olive oil
1 head cauliflower (medium uncooked)
1/2 tsp Jiva USDA Organic Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp chili powder 
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degree and coat a baking sheet with or a Silicone baking sheet.

Cut cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces. Place cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper in a gallon size bag, zip it and shake to mix spices. Open the bag and add oil and cauliflower pieces. Seal the bag again and shake well so spices blend over the cauliflower. You can also do the above steps in a bowl, stirring the items in.
Spread cauliflower on prepared baking sheet and bake about 20 minutes.




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered Airs Sunday, May 25 on Hallmark Channel:

This is a sponsored post


The Hallmark channel has a new television series called Signed, Sealed, Delivered that airs this Sunday May 25th. This show is great for the whole family and is created and produced by Martha Williamson, who also created Touched By An Angel (one of my favorite shows.) I love that his incredible series even incorporates scripture in its themes and in the conversations between characters.  In fact, The American Bible Society has built a bible study to go with the series. This is awesome! You get a seven-day Bible reading experience to dig deeper into the meaningful biblical themes revealed in each episode of Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

The Bible Reading Experience is free and currently available for one week only, so don't delay and sign up.



I was able to preview this Sunday's show and I enjoyed it very much. This Sunday's  episode is about a special couple with Down Syndrome who discover the Scriptural meaning of marriage through the challenges of their journey, which inspires their parents. 
Here is some more info about the show:

Signed, Sealed, Delivered 
The new original series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" is a wonderful combination of romance, comedy and drama that follows the lives of four postal detectives who transform themselves into a team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Their missions take them out of the office where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow always on time. The team includes charming Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius), the group's leader is a man of faith who prayerfully approaches his work with the goal of making a difference in people's lives; new team member, Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), a technophile who brings 21st century sensibility to the group; free-spirited, “girl next door” Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe) who has a photographic memory; and lovable Norman Dorman (Geoff Gustafson), a master in conventional research methods.


So be sure to tune into the upcoming episode of Signed Sealed Delivered that airs Sunday, May 25 on Hallmark Channel at 8 PM/ & PM Central time.





Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I Fought The Ants And Won. How I Got Rid Of The Ants.


I live in the desert of New Mexico and we have ants everywhere in the summer.They are outside and also inside the walls of many peoples homes. I try to prevent the ants from coming in my house by spraying with a Home Defense spray but those pesky bugs still find a way in.  My husband says that our house was built on an ant hill. 

I came home this evening to discover ants on my kitchen counter and I was not happy. It took me 2 hours to clean up those dumb ants. They were even on my windows and floor. As I was cleaning up the ants, I remembered a product that I had used before that killed the ants at the source. I applied the product and it  took care of the ants.

  Two years ago, I discovered a great product that works awesome in taking care of my ant problem. Combat makes a great product called Source Kill Max and I can say it works great. This easy to apply gel comes in a syringe like tube and has a resealable cap on it so you can get many uses out of it. I received this product for a Review two years ago and thankfully there was still product left in the tube for me to use tonight. 

Unlike sprays that kill only the ants it sprays Combat Source Kill Max has a chemical called Fipronila fast-acting active ingredient that's speed is still slow enough for the ants to ingest it and take it back to the colony to feed to all the ants including the queen. The entire colony is killed. That means no more ants.

You just simply apply the gel to areas where you see ants and the ants eat the gel. They carry it back to the colony to feed everyone else. I placed the gel on my wall near the window and a hour later there was tons of ants climbing up and down the wall to get to and from the gel. In the picture ( the best I could take at night) the yellow things are the Combat gel, I got carried away and put out too much as I was not taking any chances of the ants not finding it. The black spot is the ants eating the gel. I watched the ants pour out of the wall to come eat the gel and take it back to the colony. I have used this in the past so I know by morning the ants will be gone. This tube has a lot of product in it as I have been using this for two years. I also used it a couple of weeks ago in the yard to kill ants.


To get more information on Combat Source Kill Max and to find out where to purchase, click the below link.


"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product in 2012. I continue to use the product as it works great."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Number One Nutrition Is a Great Probiotic Supplement for Women, Kids and Men


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I am a regular yogurt consumer and eat it every day to get healthy benefits from it. Healthy benefits like Probiotics are present in yogurt and these are great for healthy digestion. I thought just eating one cup of yogurt a day was enough for my Probiotics intake to maintain healthy digestion but I soon discovered I was wrong. Even though I ate yogurt I still had digestion problems like gas and bloating. I decided to add a Probiotic Supplement to my diet to help with my digestion problems. I decided to give Number One Nutrition Advanced Probiotic supplement a try and I was happy with the results. I did not experience any side effects, just a happy gut with no more gas or bloating.

First let me tell you about what Probiotics are:

Probiotics are good bacteria who perform a very important role in our digestive, metabolic and immune systems. They produce enzymes that break down the food we eat, regulate vitamins intake and convert sugars to the essential nutrients our bodies need. When we have a low amount of good bacteria we have problems like constipation, fatigue, GI inflammation, and other digestive problems. 

This is where taking Number One Nutrition Advanced Probiotic comes into play for healthy digestion. These easy to take capsules are all natural and loaded with Lactobacillus, Acidophilus, and Billions of Live Cultures, 10.12 Billion Per Serving. This supplement is great for women, kids and men and is vegetarian. The Number One Probiotic will improve your digestive health and balance your intestinal flora. Probiotics will also help your immune system. When we improve our digestion function we give our immune system a boost. This Probiotic will help the body fight off infections.

 Probiotics are also good to prevent yeast infections and are great to take with antibiotics, as both break down our good bacteria.



I love that the Number One Nutrition company has a wonderful statement about the customer being satisfied with their product. 

✭IMPROVE YOUR DIGESTION OR YOUR MONEY BACK✭ At Number One Nutrition we believe so strongly in our product that we go beyond the Amazon`s 30 day return policy and we offer you a limitless guarantee. If, at any point, after you start taking our Number One Probiotic you don't feel 100% satisfied we will refund your money. No questions asked. 

So if you are having digestion problems or just want a healthier immune system, give this Probiotic a try.
To purchase this great Probiotic just click on the below link.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Day by Day Beauty Vitamin C Serum Makes My Skin More Beautiful


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



I am still loving my use of Vitamin C Serum as I have seen many improvements in my skin. I was sent a bottle of Day By Day  Vitamin C Serum to try and give my opinion on. There are some unique differences in this product over other Vitamin C Serums. The one difference that I like best is the bottle and how the product is dispensed. I love the the bottle has a push pump applicator on it instead of an eye dropper. This makes getting the serum out easier and less chance of spillage from the bottle being knocked over. I don't prefer the dropper as I tend to squeeze too much serum out at a time or accidentally squeeze it while applying it to my face. The Pump Applicator also minimizes the serum’s contact with air & bacteria, which is another great feature. 


So you are probably wondering what Vitamin C serum is and why I love it.  Day By Day vitamin C serum is a wonderful product made with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin E. This face serum, which is safe & effective for all skin types, including sensitive skin has many benefits to make your skin more beautiful. The benefits that I like best of this Anti-aging product are that it helps diminish superficial fine lines and wrinkles and lightens acne scarring. Some other benefits to using Day By Day vitamin C serum are:

brighten skin tone
diminish superficial fine lines and wrinkles
reverse sun damage effects
lighten acne scarring
restore healthy elasticity
clarify skin
shrink pores
retain moisture


I love that this product is not sticky and absorbs fast into my skin. The product is clear and fragrance free. The cool blue bottle also minimizes light exposure which can lessen the effectivity of the product. I love that this company also has a money back policy if you don't love the results. Their product is also 
Cruelty-Free and made in the USA.

To obtain more information on this product and to purchase it, click the below links. 





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Raw Organic Yacon Syrup Is A Better For You Natural Sweetener


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I discovered a great low calorie natural sweetener that has great benefits and is safe for diabetics. I had an opportunity to sample Yacon Syrup and discovered that it  is a great alternative to conventional low calorie sweeteners and tastes great. Yakon syrup tastes great by itself or makes a great sweetener in coffee or tea. Yakon syrup has the texture of molasses. It only takes one teaspoon to sweeten your coffee. The Yakon syrup tastes similar to maple syrup   
and also tastes great on oatmeal or pancakes.


So what is Yakon syrup made from and what are the benefits you will receive? Yakon syrup is made from a tuberous root that resembles a sweet potato or a yam. It is naturally grown organic Yacon fields in the country of Peru. 100% pure Yacon syrup has shown to assist in weight management, increase fiber intake and promotes good bowel function. Yacon syrup has shown to be low in calories and low on the glycemic index scale


Other benefits include: Lowers blood sugar. Prevents and controls hyperglycemia (over activity). Restores renal activity. It also is a powerful Antioxidant.
High in prebiotics and probiotics, it has been found that consumption of Yakon sryup does not increase blood glucose, and helps boost your bodies metabolism.
Naturally grown and sourced from the fields in Peru. Organic certified by our manufacturing specialists.
100% pure raw organic syrup formula with no added preservatives. Bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA.


For more information on Yakon syrup and to purchase a bottle just click on the below links.






I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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