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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Best Toys For Holiday Presents

 Check out these fun toys that would make the best holiday gifts for kids

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 My boys are teens and shopping for Christmas gifts has become a challenge. It seems that all they want for gifts are gift cards, shoes, and electronics. To me, those gifts are either pricey or boring. So I like to buy holiday gifts that get them off the sofa and those electronic devices. I like to buy Christmas presents that stimulate their brain or help them to be active. If I can find a gift that they can enjoy together, it is a holiday present that belongs under the Christmas tree.

 So when I had the opportunity to check out some new toys for my teen boys, I said yes. I knew that these would be toys that my boys would be interested in. When the toys arrived at my house, my boys were excited to check them out. My boys could not wait to open the toy packages and try the toys out. 

We received three different toys. One was a cool robotic toy, another was a football-playing game, and the last toy was the familiar Wubble Bubble Ball. My boys have reviewed many different Wubble Bubble Balls in the past and each time they have always been fun to play with. Back in August, my boys had fun with the Wubble Rumblers.  So they were happy to see more Wubbles in this collection of toys.

Wubble Super Wubble Bubble Ball

The first toy that my boys decided to play with was the Wubble Super Wubble Bubble Ball. The name of this toy is fun to say but don't try to say the name quickly as it is sure a tongue twister. I think this is the biggest Wubble Ball that my boys and I have played with and it has some new features that my boys liked.


 The Super Wubble Ball now can be blown up with your mouth. So we no longer needed those special devices or a special air pump. The Wubble Ball comes with a brand new valve that now makes it super easy to inflate. The self-sealing valve is designed to be blown up with your mouth or you can make things easier and use any kind of air pump.

 My boys decided to inflate the Super Wubble ball with a pump that we use for other balls, as they knew this ball was going to be big. The new Super Wubble bubble ball inflated to a gigantic 30 inches! My boys could not wait to play with this super soft and lightweight ball. This ball was so squishy and sure did have a nice bounce to it. 


We decided to play with the Super Wubble inside as it was a windy day outside. Also, we have rocks instead of grass in our yard. This ball can be played with inside or outdoors. Once my boys got the Wubble ball filled with air, they had fun throwing and bouncing this giant ball. The ball is soft enough to mold around things and it also had a nice bounce to it. So it was fun to see my boys wack each other with the Wubble Bubble. I did not have to worry about anyone getting hurt with this ball.

Highlights of the Wubble Super Wubble Bubble Ball

+ Super soft and lightweight, Super Wubble floats through the air like a bubble!

+ Engineered to be gentle, it molds around whatever it hits – foot or face – then bounces away!

+ Designed to be inflated by mouth. No pump needed!

+ Super Wubble inflates a gigantic 2 ½ feet!

+ Enjoy hours of squishy, squashy bouncy fun!

+ Fun for the whole family!

+ Ages 6+

+ Purchase HERE

SpyBots T.R.I.P Robot

 The SpyBot T.R.I.P Robot was a toy that I could not wait to check out. I thought it was a cool electronic toy. This was going to be a robot that even I could have fun with. I liked that the T.R.I.P Robot could alert me to intruders. I was already plotting how I could use the robot to keep my boys out of the kitchen, especially after I cleaned all the dishes. Those boys are always snacking and having a robot on my side might just keep them out of the fridge.


The SpyBots T.R.I.P Robot has a powerful LED Tripwire Alarm that has an invisible motion-sensor beam. So if someone walks through the laser beam, it sets off a screaming siren and flashing lights. So I wanted to see if that will scare away my boys from opening the fridge.

 My boys had other plans for the SpyBots T.R.I.P Robot and decided to place the red robot in the bathroom. So that way the next person who opened the door would be scared. They were hoping that person would be their dad. 

 The SpyBots T.R.I.P Robot can be placed in many places, like a bedroom or near the front door. That way if someone crosses the motion-sensor beam, one can be alerted. This robot can keep people out of your bedroom or let you know if someone is breaking into your house. The T.R.I.P. is one of four Spybots Cybernetic Security Robots that will help kids keep the trespassers away.

Highlights of the SpyBots T.R.I.P Robot

+ Intruders beware! T.R.I.P.’s invisible motion sensors provide 24/7 room security!

+ Power up T.R.I.P. and he projects his security logo on the wall, warning trespassers that the area is under the protection of Spybots!

+ Trip the invisible beam and trigger a screeching alarm and flashing lights. T.R.I.P. will even chase down the trespasser!

+ T.R.I.P. is one of four Spybots Cybernetic Security Robots. Collect them all!

+ Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)

+ Ages 6+

+ Purchase HERE

All-Pro Passer Robotic Quarterback

 My younger son could not wait to play with the All-Pro Passer Robotic Quarterback toy. I had to first go to the store to buy batteries for the football passing toy. So my son put the football device toy together and as he was reading the instructions on how to play with the football passer, I could hear him telling his brother that this was a cool toy. 


 The All-Pro Passer Robotic Quarterback is a device that always gives you the perfect football throw. The device is the most accurate quarterback on earth! The passer is programmed with the skill, timing, and accuracy of a pro quarterback. So you can go long or short when it throws the ball. You simply select your play, then press hike, slant, post, short or long. Then watch the All-Pro Passer throw a perfect spiral. You can play one-on-one, three-on-three, or with as many players as you want. You can even practice catching on your own! This was going to be the perfect toy for my son to bring to the park. So he could play football with his friends.

 After I bought the batteries, my son could not wait to play with the All-Pro Passer Robotic Quarterback. My son decided to try the passer out in the house, which I do not recommend. He gave the passer a couple of pumps and pressed the button. It made a loud noise and made me jump. The ball went across the room and it was a good thing that my husband caught the football. The passer made the football go fast and far. My son did not give the passer the full amount of pumps but it still went from the kitchen to the family room. 



 Once my son and I took the All-Pro Passer Robotic Quarterback to the park, we were amazed at how far it shot across the park. This football passer can launch the ball more than 25 yards. This was going to be a great item for my son and his friends. They could have some great football games with the All-Pro Passer.


Highlights of  the All-Pro Passer Robotic Quarterback 

+ The most accurate quarterback on earth!
+ Programmed with the skill, timing, and accuracy of a pro quarterback
+ Throws a perfect spiral every time!
+ 9 different passing zones – lets you practice hundreds of plays!
+ Launches the ball over 25 yards
+ Play one-on-one, three-on-three, or with as many players as you want. You can even practice catching on your own!
+ Requires 4 “C” (1.5V) batteries (not included).
+ Ages 8+
+ Purchase HERE 

My boys had a great time checking out these toys and knew that they would make great Christmas gifts or birthday presents. So make sure to click on the links to the toys and check them out. The toys can be found at most Target stores or at target.com. If you need other ideas for gifts for kids. Check out my holiday gift guides from previous years.

16 Holiday Gift Ideas For Tweens & Teens 

13 Super Fun Holiday Gift Ideas For Tweens & Teenshttps://www.momknowsbest.net/2019/11/10-super-fun-holiday-gift-ideas-for.html

The 14 Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Toddlers And Preschoolershttps://www.momknowsbest.net/2019/11/the-8-best-holiday-gift-ideas-for.html 



Friday, December 3, 2021

New Year, New You -- Healthy Products You Need In 2022

 Start the new year with a focus on health. Instead of making New Year's resolutions that you can't keep, try adding these healthy items to your new year.


 The New Year will be here soon and many will be making New Year's health resolutions. I think the number one New Year's resolution is losing weight. Sadly I think that this resolution for the new year is also the one that is broken before the first month of the year is over. Just ask any gym what their busiest month is and they will say January. So many people have good intentions of losing weight or getting in shape but the fact of the matter it is a hard thing to do.

 Diets don't work and neither do New Year's resolutions as they are often unrealistic or hard to reach goals. I don't like diets as they make you take away things and to me that brings on a sense of negative. To have to stop eating something that you enjoy is hard and quite depressing. As someone who has a severe milk allergy and asthma, I know all too well about feeling deprived of food. I recently had a food allergy test and the doctor suggested that I stop eating wheat for 4 weeks to see if it can help my asthma and all I can think about is making my honey whole wheat bread.

Try adding healthy products to your New Year

 So instead of taking away things for the New Year, try adding some healthy products to your new year. To me, that feels like a positive thing and maybe easier to do. When friends ask me how to lose weight, I always tell them to not focus on the number on the scale and instead to focus on doing good things for their bodies. Our bodies are so much more than a number on the scale. I tell them to start by adding more fruits and veggies to their meals. I also tell them to start slowly with exercise and try walking before going to the gym.

  I know that a positive attitude can go a long way in changing health habits. One needs to look at healthy changes as something good that they are doing for their body. We need to first love our bodies the way they are and focus on how healthy changes make us feel rather than how it makes us look. I know that 20 minutes of outdoor fitness can make me feel happier that day but it does not change my size. So focus on health rather than body size. While you are doing good things for yourself, I have some products that you need to try in the year 2022.

Organic Coconut Oil

 One healthy product that is easy to add to your life is organic coconut oil. You probably already use some type of oil in your cooking and baking, so swapping out your current oil for coconut oil is simple. Our bodies need healthy fats and coconut oil is a good superfood oil. Coconut oil is good for the heart, the skin, your hair, and even for brain health. 

 Research has shown that coconut oil can moisturize your skin and hair, give your body heart-healthy fats, and even improve brain function. So cooking with organic coconut oil, add it to popcorn, or try this Homemade Crunchy Maple Pecan Granola that uses coconut oil. My favorite way to use coconut oil is when I make popcorn. Coconut oil adds a nice flavor to homemade popcorn and tastes like movie theater popcorn. Popcorn is a healthy snack and it is full of fiber.


 You can also use organic coconut oil on your skin and hair to give it some moisturization. Some people like to add coconut to their coffee. If you store your container of coconut oil in the fridge, you can spread it on your toast instead of butter. Another use for coconut oil, beyond cooking, is for dental health. Some people like to swish coconut oil in their mouths for oil pulling. I like Viva Naturals organic coconut oil as it is made from fresh coconuts and has the best coconut oil taste. I also like the big container that it comes in.

Castanha Hand Cream

 The new year begins with cold winter temperatures and that can leave our skin dry. So treat your hands to smooth and soft skin. A hand cream that I like is made from castanha nuts ( or brazil nuts) and is rich in benefits. This hand cream has a rich texture and absorbs quickly. So after I apply the hand cream they feel so soft but not greasy.


 I like that this hand cream has a light scent and is rich in essential fats. These fats deeply nourish and feed your skin for intense moisturization. Another cool fact about this hand cream is the brazil nuts come from the forest of the Amazon. Even the container has a cool look to it. I like to use this hand balm on my feet and face as the winter always makes the skin so dry. The Castanha Hand Cream is formulated without parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, PABA, petrolatum, triclosan, DEA, and animal ingredients.


So treat your skin to softness with Natura Castanha Hand Cream. Natura has many other products that are made from ingredients that come from Brazil and the Amazon region. Their scientists study each ingredient to understand how to extract the maximum benefits for skin and hair. They work directly with over 30 local communities in the Amazon region—including more than 300 families-- to help them develop sustainable business models that benefit the forest.

Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Powder

 I am a huge fan of morning protein smoothies for breakfast. A smoothie is a way to give your body much-needed protein powder, fiber, and superfoods. Most people forget to increase their protein intake when they start exercising or change to healthy eating habits. When you exercise your muscles need more protein to recover and if your focus is to lose weight, extra protein is good also to help tone your body. 


When I started adding protein shakes to my diet, 6 years ago, I began to notice that my body began to look more tone. I did not realize that my muscles needed more protein when I started running. Having a protein smoothie in the morning also keeps me on the right track for healthy eating. The extra protein satisfies my hunger and I then can make better food choices throughout the day.


 My favorite protein powder is Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Powder as it is an allergy-friendly plant-based protein. This clean protein mixes smoothly and works the best in all my recipes like Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Protein Pancakes and Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Protein Brownies. This delicious vegan protein comes in many delicious flavors like strawberry and coffee to name a few. 

Click here to  Save 15% on all Nuzest products or use my code MKB15 

Regular Girl Fiber Supplement

 Start the new year with a healthy gut and less time in the bathroom. Having a healthy gut means not being constipated or having stomach aches. Regular Girl is a prebiotic fiber that has many benefits beyond healthy potty habits. Don't let the name stop you from using it if you are a guy as Regular Girl is for anyone who has a digestive system. With daily use, Regular Girl allows you to go number 2 around the same time every day and it is a get-in and out of the bathroom quickly supplement.


This fiber supplement is easy to use and has no flavor. So you can mix it into juice, coffee, water, yogurt, and even oatmeal. I even add it to recipes like these homemade high fiber bars. The powder mixes well and you can't taste it. Adding fiber to your diet will also help you feel fuller longer, so less snacking between meals. People like flight attendants love Regular Girl as they don't always have the time to linger in the bathroom. So give Regular Girl 2 weeks and you will be glad you tried it. This product is natural, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free! Regular Girl delivers true regularity, addressing both occasional constipation and diarrhea, without excess gas, cramping, or bloating

Use code MOMKNOBEST10 to save 15% at Regulargirl.com 

Oats In Coats

 Oatmeal is a healthy food that is a great breakfast item and needs to be added to your new year list. Most people think that making oatmeal is hard to do so they buy those oatmeal packages that are loaded with sugar and artificial flavors. If you are like my kids, you won't eat plain oatmeal and then add way too many chocolate chips, making a healthy food not so healthy. 


 Oats In Coats is the oatmeal that's ready to party! Everyone knows oatmeal is a great way to kick off your morning, but getting your picky eaters to enjoy--can be a challenge. These oats have stepped up their game! With flavors like berry and apple--Oats in Coats are packed with REAL fruits and veggies, no added sugars or GMOs and they've even snuck in some veggies. They are also free from the top 10 allergens. The Oats come with characters like Oatis and each one has a story. Oats in Coats is on a mission to encourage healthy eating and kindness among kids through food and storytelling! Oats in Coats are so easy to make and can be enjoyed by adults too.

Scrummy Gummy Bears

 Giving up sweets can be tough. So don't think that you have to say goodbye to candy if you are trying to add healthier habits in 2022. I admit that I have a sweet tooth and enjoy candy a couple times a week. While sugar in large amounts can be bad for your body, we need to enjoy sweets once in a while. Like I said becoming healthy should be a positive thing. 



 Scrummy Gummy Bears are super yummy candy that you can feel good about having your kids enjoy! Made with clean, natural sweeteners, all organic natural flavors, and organic natural colors made from natural plant, fruit, and vegetable sources, Scrummy Gummy Bears are a guilt-free and delicious treat! Each 1 serving bag contains a scrumptious fruit medley of watermelon, green apple, strawberry, mixed berries, lime, and orange. Non-GMO. Zero Sugar. No Sugar Alcohols. Gluten-Free. Diabetic-Friendly. Keto-Friendly. Made in the USA. These gummy bears are so delicious!

Splendid Spoon Reset Program

 There are times when we get off track in our wellness journey and may go a little overboard here and there on high-calorie, nutrient-depleted foods. The Reset soups are a delicious way to recalibrate your taste buds, cut cravings, and refocus your health goals. These soups are low in calories, yet contain vitamins and minerals. The soups are ideal for people having digestive issues and desiring to give their tummies a rest.


 Splendid Spoon also sells wonderful plant-based smoothies and grain bowls. These vegan meals are delivered to your home and make eating healthy food so simple. I love the plant-based mac and cheese! I keep several of these meals in my freezer, so I can grab one for a quick healthy meal when I am too busy to cook. I also love that these meals are allergy-friendly so I can take them with me when I am eating at a social function.

 Stability Ball Workouts with AeroTrainer

 Stability Balls are excellent tools, especially for at-home workouts, but this go-to piece of equipment is long overdue for an upgrade. I used to have a yoga ball but I found it hard to use beyond sitting on it. Then my boys had way too much fun throwing the big ball at each other, so my husband made me deflate the yoga ball. Now that I have a dedicated room for exercise and my boys are older, I decided to check out the AeroTrainer fitness platform.


 I wanted to see how this unique AeroTrainer fitness platform could help my exercise program. The AeroTrainer can give you a full-body workout in as little as ten minutes a day. Whether focusing on planks, crunches, squats, or pushups, the AeroTrainer can help safely and comfortably get the body into perfect ergonomic form. The AeroTrainer also provides an excellent platform for enhancing yoga and Pilates moves by helping to create just the right amount of stability, instability, and balance for every fitness level. This cool piece of equipment also is great for the core. I knew that the AeroTrainer fitness platform would motivate me to focus more on slowing down and stretching my body more.

 I like that the AeroTrainer does not roll around and it is comfortable to sit on. It comes with a poster that shows many of the different exercises you can do. You can hang the poster on your wall so you can see them while you work out. I also like that it can be easily inflated or deflated in seconds. The AeroTrainer is also made of durable materials.

 The first time I used the AeroTrainer, I focused on my core muscles and it was easy to do sit-ups and push-ups. I really loved this exercise equipment for stretching and it allowed me to get some deep back stretches. I also found performing squats quite fun. I am still exploring the many uses of the AeroTrainer but the included instruction book will help me incorporate it more into my fitness routine. 














Monday, November 29, 2021

Dreametech H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum Makes Cleaning Simple

 The Dreametech Cordless H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum is a game-changer for cleaning floors. This device replaces your broom, mop, and vacuum. It is a pleasure to push.

This page may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases I received a Dreametech H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum to facilitate this post.

 We recently replaced the carpet in our house with new floors. Two years ago we ripped out all the carpet downstairs and had ceramic tile installed. Then this year we tore out the carpet on the stairs and upstairs. This time we decided to install vinyl on the floors. The carpet was over 20 years old and it was a pain to keep clean. So my husband and I selected flooring choices that were easier to maintain. 

 Another reason that we decided to not install carpet was due to all my allergies. While my high-quality air purifier was helping, my asthma symptoms were still present. So not having carpet in the house on the floors made sense as it would help me continue to manage my asthma naturally without prescription medicines. Carpet tends to trap dust and all those allergens, so I was glad to see the carpet being replaced.

 Since we replaced the carpet with vinyl floors in the bedrooms, my sleep apnea symptoms have even stopped. I am loving the new floors in my home and the part that I love most is how easy the floors are to keep clean. I no longer have to vacuum or steam clean carpets. My maintenance for my new floors only requires a broom, vacuum, and a mop. My cleaning routine has become easier without having carpet in my house. Even spills are easier to clean up.

 Dreametech H11 Wet & Dry Vacuum Makes Cleaning a Breeze

 I loved that I did not have to lug out the big vacuum and plug it in. My routine for cleaning my new floors was using a stick vac followed by a wet mop. A cleaning routine that I thought was simple. That was until I received a wet and dry vacuum that was a huge game-changer in my daily cleaning. The Dreametech H11 Wet & Dry Vacuum was a more convenient and fun home cleaning experience.

 This unique cleaning device vacuums and mops at the same time. So I was able to replace my mop, broom, and vacuum with the  Dreametech H11 Wet & Dry Vacuum. The Dreametech vacuum was even fun to use. Yes, you heard that right cleaning was fun with this vacuum.


Erases household messes, both wet and dry

 + One pass. All clean.

+ Cleans up wet and dry messes at the same time.

+ Self-cleaning on the roller brush as long as it is on.

+ Automatic mess detection for deep cleaning.

+ Long runtime for cleaning large homes.

Easy to use

 The Dreametech H11 Wet & Dry Vacuum was super simple to put together from the box. My teen simply connected the handle to the vacuum and then install both the clean water tanks and the dirty water tanks. The vacuum came with a charger base so this vacuum was a cord-less vacuum. I liked that the charging base was not bulky. So it fits perfectly in my kitchen.

 After the Dreametech H11 Wet & Dry Vacuum was fully charged, I was ready to have fun cleaning my floors. A push of the button was all it took. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this wet/dry vacuum was to push. It was a self-propelled vacuum that had two different modes of cleaning ~ standard clean and deep cleaning mode. The fully charged vacuum was able to clean all the floors in my house on a single charge. I was also surprised that I did not have to refill the clean water tank.


Deep clean. Up to 2,152ft

No longer need to refill the water tank over and over. The Dreametech H11 comes with a clean water tank of 0.23gal that covers up to 2,152ft² in the lowest water flow mode.

Deep cleans floors

 I like clean floors and I usually mop my floors daily. I also enforce the no-shoes in the house rule. So my floors stay clean for the most part. So the first time I used the Dreametech H11 Wet & Dry Vacuum, I was amazed at how dirty the water was in the used water tank. I realized that my old way of cleaning the floors with a mop was just pushing dirty water on my floors. So while my grey floors looked clean, they were not clean. 


 My downstairs floors are ceramic tile so they have grout lines. The grout on my floors is grey as I selected that color to hide the dirt. The Dreametech H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum sure did show me that my floors did a great job of hiding the dirt. The water in the used water tank was black by the time I was done cleaning the floors.

 I decided to clean the floors a couple more times with the Dreametech H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum and the water still was dirty. I was amazed at how well this wet vacuum cleaned my floors. I was even able to vacuum up the sand that was by the front door. This vacuum handles both wet and dry messes. So it made cleaning up all the crumbs in the kitchen a breeze. Next time my son spills milk and cereal, the Dreametech H11 will make clean-up so simple.

Self-cleaning roller brush

 Another awesome feature of the Dreametech H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum is the self-cleaning of the roller brush. Once you are done cleaning the floors, you place the vacuum back on the charging base and press the deep-cleaning mode. The deep-cleaning mode thoroughly cleans and drys the brush roll so there is no need to manually wash it. I love that I don't have to touch a dirty roller brush.


 This wet and dry vacuum has changed the way that I keep my floors clean. Since the Dreametech H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum has a clean modern look to it, I keep the vacuum in the corner of my kitchen. The charging base keeps the vacuum fully charged so it is ready to use. So that means I am able to clean the daily food crumbs and kitchen messes. My floors have never been this clean.

 So the next time my son bakes the best Christmas sugar cookies with way too many sprinkles, he can use the Dreametech H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum to clean up his mess. With cleaning the floors made so simple, I just may let my son do more baking. No longer do I have to dread kitchen messes when I have the power of the Dreametech vacuum.


Check out some more information about the Cordless Dreametech H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum

 + Sucks up all the dirty messes in one path, combining the actions of a broom, mop, and vacuum in one. 

+ Using a separated two-tank design, the 900ml clean water tank sprays out fresh water and a cleaning solution onto the roller brush while the internal dirt separation system removes dirt water out of the brush and sends it to the dirty water tank in real-time. 

+ The self-cleaning of the roller brush in real-time, you can try the deep-cleaning mode by putting it back onto the charging base for a thorough cleaning and fast drying of the brush roll, no need to manually wash it.

+ The smart LED screen display and intelligent voice assistant provide clear and accurate operation guidance.

+ The convenience of a cordless system like this requires getting it back on the charging base at the end of use but the smart screen on top will tell you battery power.


Buy the Dreametech H11 Wet and Dry Vacuum on Amazon 



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