>U Mom Knows Best: March 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pure Spoon Organic Puree Giveaway #purespoon2016

  I love hosting giveaways for healthy food as it is a great way for others to see how delicious healthy eating can be. This giveaway is for organic Pure Spoon Purees that even though they are made for babies, grown-ups will love them too. These are no ordinary purees like the ones you see in the baby food section of the store. These are purees that are created with wonderful recipes that only use natural organic fruits and veggies with a little bit of natural juice for flavor. See my full review here.

One Lucky Winner will receive an assortment of 18 containers of Pure Spoon Purees that can be used for so many things (RV $54)! These fruit and veggie purees are 100% fresh, organic purees that are conveniently packaged in 4 oz containers. Perfect for meal time, at home, or on the go!

To win this wonderful prize just enter on the form below and good luck!

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This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Sponsor is responsible for shipping out prize. Void where prohibited

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Under The Sea Bible Will Delight Children & a Giveaway

Following the popular underwater theme, sparkling fish images will delight children as they learn of God’s love for us and all of creation.

  My younger boys are at the age where they are full of questions about everything. They love learning and questions help them to learn. I want them to learn not only school things, but also about the love of God. I want my boys to learn about how God created them and this beautiful world they live in. I want my boys to learn beyond Sunday school lessons. My boys know that the bible is a wonderful source of information, but a bible can be hard for kids to understand. Kids need a bible that not only helps them to learn but also attracts their attention. The Under The Sea Bible has a colorful cover that makes kids want to pick it up and read it.

  The Under The Sea bible is perfect of children ages 6 to 10. My boys and I loved all the underwater themed pictures as they were so colorful. The underwater scenes inside the bible reminded my boys about how God created a beautiful world for them. My boys were so happy to have a bible that was made for kids their age and not a boring looking grown-up bible.The sparkled cover enticed my boys to pick it up and read it. What I love about this bible is that it is the real thing not just a kid's version with only some of the bible stories. This bible is written in the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) which is one of the easiest versions of the bible to read. My boys are ready to read the bible and learn from it. In fact, the other day the two of them were having a discussion about Samson. There was confusion about what they learned in Sunday school and I told them to look it up in the bible. They eagerly did so and continued on with their discussion. My boys just love having their own bible. I love that this bible makes them want to read it and learn more about God.

  So if you kids are ready to have their own bible. Then the Under The Sea Bible will be one they will want to proudly carry to church and read at home. The colorful fish and sea-themed pages will entice them to want to read the bible. To learn more about this cool looking bible, visit Zondervan's website and social media pages.

                            Website: http://www.zondervan.com/under-the-sea-holy-bible-nirv
                             Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Zonderkidz/?fref=ts
                             Twitter   https://twitter.com/zonderkidz
       You can purchase the Under The Sea Bible at these major retailers:
                                 Barnes and Noble
                                 Family Christian Stores

 I have a copy of the Under The Sea Bible to giveaway to one of my readers. Just enter on the form below and good luck!

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Sponsor is responsible for shipping out prize. Void where prohibited

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

A Fun-filled Adventure At A Park Above* Where All Children Play

This post is sponsored by Evenflo Cups.

 There is a cool new park near me. This is a park with hills, tunnels and elevations where the play equipment is accessible to ALL children of ALL ages. My son and I recently visited this park for a fun-filled adventure. We packed a lunch and made sure we brought plenty to drink as we knew we would be at this park all day. My son and I were so excited to check this park out. I love that this park is accessible to all children, including those disabilities. When we first arrived at the park it was lunch time, so my son and I ate our lunch. Once my son starts playing it is hard to get him to stop for food or drink, so eating first was a good idea. Having his favorite cup and friends nearby made lunch fun.

This super cute Evenflo Seek & Sip cup makes drinking water so fun. I love that this cup has an insulated double wall to keep drinks cooler for longer, which is good for a warm day at the park. My son loves the colorful space theme characters that appear and disappear with the twist of the cup's outer wall. This cup also is available with other characters like Mermaids, Unicorns, and Dinosaurs. My son quickly ate his lunch so he could explore the park.

This park was incredible! There was so many different areas in the park to explore. I just loved all the colorful bright pieces of unique play equipment. There was even a splash park area which would be perfect for hot summer days. This cute frog squirts out water!

My son found this cute green dome to hide in.

I loved all the butterfly signs and benches around the park. These would look so cool in my yard.

This rock wall was fun to climb and walk on.

There was even a sand area with fun things to climb on along with plenty of sand to dig in.

How cute is this bicycle parking thing that looks like a fish.

  These slides were very popular with lots of kids at the park. I love slides and I just had to go down these a couple of times. I loved that the park had soft fake grass instead of the real grass. This is great for a park in the desert of New Mexico so the city is not wasting water to keep the grass green. There was also plenty of shade structures around this park to protect us from the hot sun.

This sculpture was pretty cool!

This park was a bit hit with my son. We stayed there for several hours and enjoyed every minute. We could have stayed longer as we were having so much fun, but it was getting close to dinner time. I am thankful for the nice warm spring day that allowed my son and I to explore this cool new park. This is a park that we will be visiting many more times.

You can find my son's cute Sip & Seek Insulated cup at Babies R' Us, Meijer, and HEB. The Sip & Seek cup is also sold online at Amazon, Walmart and Target. 
 What fun-filled adventure would you take this Evenflo Sip & Seek cup on?

"These opinions are my own and I received a collection of cups from Evenflo to facilitate this fun park adventure,"

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Life Juicer Giveaway from Viatek!

The Life Juicer Giveaway from Viatek! #Viatek (Ends 4/21)

Have you ever made homemade juice? Making juice with fruits and veggies is so healthy. Now you have the chance to win a juicer so you can make healthy juice.
Deliciously Savvy Is Hosting a Giveaway For 1 Lucky Winner to Win a Life Juicer from Viatek! This is normally retailed at $300 but is on sale right now for $150 on Viatek's Website! There are so many fabulous reasons that this is one of the best juicers that you can buy so enter today & Good Luck!
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Delicious Baby Purees That You Won't Want To Share With The Baby #Purespoon2016

This is no ordinanry baby food! These are flavorful adult loving purees.

  I remember buying those little jars of baby food for my kids when they were babies. My babies loved the fruit ones, but I had a hard time getting them to eat the vegetable ones. Have you ever tried the vegetable baby food? I completely understand why my kids would not eat the baby food carrots, they were bland. Those green veggie ones were down right disgusting. I think by baby number three, I no longer bought those baby food jars and instead made my own baby food from fruits and veggies. I wanted my babies to have healthy good tasting food.

  Pure Spoon is a company that not only understands the importance of nutrition, but also about making food taste good. They make 100% organic, cold pasteuized fruit and veggie purees that taste so good even adults are eating them. In fact, 50% of there buyers are kids over the age of five and adults. I think if I had a baby, I would have a hard time sharing these delicious purees. It would be one spoon for baby, two spoons for mom. I was sent six different flavors of these purees and I loved them all. Pure Spoon makes eating carrots delicious, I licked the container clean. Their secret, I think is a bit of organic juice that they add to their veggie purees. Just look at all the yummy flavors that I received.

Sweet Potato & Apples
Creamy Avocado & Pears
Carrots & Zucchini
Blueberry, Banana & Apples
Simply Carrots
Simply Apples

Pure Spoon also makes these flavors:
Spinach, Pear, & Banana  • Simply Carrots Apples & Broccoli • Butternut Squash, Apples & Oats • Creamy Avocado & Apples & Simply Pears

  My favorite flavor was the Creamy Avocado & Pears. It tasted like sweet pears with creamy avocados. It was so good, in fact all them were so delicious! Thank goodness Pure Spoon sent me three of each flavor so I had enough to sample while taking these pictures. I love that these purees come in resealable, recyclable 4.2 oz. containers. They make it so easy to take healthy food on the go. These purees also contain fiber, unlike most baby foods. The best part is the containers do not say baby food on them, so know one will make fun of you. These purees are also great to use in smoothies and other recipes like chia seed pudding and oatmeal. They make eating your fruits and veggies so yummy. 

Pure Spoon fruit & veggie purees are made from fresh, certified
organic produce.
• Certified organic fruits & vegetables
• Organic fruits & vegetables remain raw or are lightly steamed
• Gluten-free ingredients
 • Uses cool temperature, high-pressure pasteurization, HPP
 • HPP means higher nutritional value and better taste than traditional
 high-heat pasteurization

Currently available in: New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachutes, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Louisiana and Virginia. Our stores include: Whole Foods Markets, Wegmans, Green Grocer and MOM’s Organic Market

"These opinions are my own and I received a sample kit of Pure Spoon Purees to facilitate this post."

Friday, March 25, 2016

FREE IAMS® Cat Treats

FREE IAMS® Cat Treats Receive ONE (1) FREE IAMS® Cat Treats, any variety (2.47 oz). Available at most stores.
Calling all Kroger and affiliate shoppers! Hurry over here for this week’s Kroger Free item which is a FREE IAMS® Cat Treats.   This eCoupon is available for download today only, March 25th but you have until 04/10/2016 to redeem it. I love Kroger's freebie Friday!

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

How To Control The Mess Of Charging Devices With intelliARMOR

This mess of cords and having to wait to charge my device drives me crazy. 

   These are just some of the many devices that my family has to charge every day. We have a total of five phones, three Ipods, two tablets, and a Bluetooth. Now we don't have to charge every device at the same time, but we seem to have to charge many all at once. The problem is there is one outlet and only two devices can charge at one time. I use my phone all day long to take pictures and it usually needs a charge at the end of the day. My husband and son come home from work and school and need to charge their many devices. So someone will unplug my phone without me knowing, so they can charge theirs. The next day, when I need to take pictures, I go to retrieve my phone only to find out it has no battery left, So that means I have to wait for it to charge so I can use it for pictures. That is very frustrating! Then there is the mess of the different cords to charge all these devices! I can't take this anymore!

                               A simple small white box is the answer to all my problems.
I received an intelliARMOR 4-Port USB Charger my device charging frustrations are over. This charger has four USB ports! That means my family can charge four, five if you count the other outlet,  devices at once. Now no one will unplug my phone anymore and it will be charged when I need it. It will also eliminate all those messy cords that drive me crazy.

                             Just look at how much neater this space in my kitchen looks.

This intelliARMOR 4-port USB charger is not your standard charger! I can use this wonderful charging station for most smartphones, including iPhones and Androids. I can also charge most tablets, Bluetooths, and portable charging devices. How cool is that! This 4-port charger is small, so you can take it with you, and it charges your devices fast. 
I love that it detects each device separately, so none of them get overcharged. The charging begins as soon as you plug your device in and it will stop automatically once your device has reached a full charge, very cool!

Look at this! I am charging five devices with just one outlet!
This space looks so much nicer too. There is no more sly unplugging going on in my house anymore. I can plug my device in and relax, knowing it will be ready to use when I need it. If I buy another intelliARMOR 4-port USB charger, then I can charge eight devices at once! I could also take the intelliARMOR with me when I travel so I can share the same outlet with others. How many times have struggled to find an unused outlet at an airport?

I can even put my devices in this basket while charging and this space has no clutter!

Keep all your devices fully charged and ready to go with intelliARMOR!
Use code SmartPwr at checkout and save 20% off this awesome device charger. That is a savings of $4.00.

"These opinions are my own and I received an intelliARMOR 4-port USB charger to facilitate this post."

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How Do You Support Athletic Dreams On And Off The Field?

 There is potential in every young athlete. Moms & coaches fuel the athlete’s potential by making sure they have everything needed to do their best.

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/POWERADE

  My son/athlete is a runner and runs fast. He participates on the track and field team at his high school. My athlete has not always been the best on his team. Though hard work and encouragement from his mom and coach, he is reaching his dreams of winning. He has discovered that with the right motivation, he can one day reach his goals and dreams. Moms and coaches are a major part of every athlete's dreams.

  My son's running started at a young age. I am a runner and my son would enjoy riding in the stroller while I ran every day. At the age of four, my son no longer wanted to ride in the stroller, he wanted to run with me. He started out on a scooter while I went for my daily run. He made that scooter go fast with the power of his legs. He was now leading me and encouraging me to go faster as I had to keep up with him. That scooter led to my son wanting to run. In elementary school, his gym teacher saw the potential in him and encouraged my son to run and enter races. My son enjoyed the thrill of winning and wanted to run more. My son and I would have fun running together. Those days of running lead to my son joining the track team in 6th grade. His coach trained him during the school year and I had the summers. Every morning we would get up early and head to the park to do our laps. By now he was a faster runner than me, so while I was encouraging him to get those miles in, he was motivating me to run faster.

My athlete is now in high school and no longer needs his mom for running. He has a coach to encourage him to reach his potential. That means many hours of practice to reach his goals and dreams of winning. My son knows that lots of sore muscles and sweat are what it takes to be a fast runner. The right shoes are also important as well as proper nutrition. That's a mom's job to make sure he has these as well as cheering him on from the sidelines. I also make sure I buy the right replenishing drinks to keep my athlete hydrated.

 My son's preferred drink is Powerade. He loves the taste and knows the power it has to replenish after he sweats. What my son does not know is that Powerade has an ION4® Advanced Electrolyte System which helps replenish four electrolytes lost in sweat: sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. This great tasting drink also is formulated with  vitamins B3, B6 and B12 and a 6% carbohydrate solution to help provide energy to working muscles. I love that Powerade  has been helping keep athletes hydrated for decades. My son loves the many flavors like Mountain BerryBlast®, Fruit Punch, Orange, Grape, and Lemon Lime.

Powerade We Are All Just A Kid From Somewhere Campaign

There is potential in all of us. No matter what you achieve in life, you start in the same place as everyone else:  as a kid full of potential and big dreams.  At the end of the day, we are all “just a kid” from somewhere.  
POWERADE believes that with the right motivation these everyday athletes can realize their potential and one day be the athletes that they look up to. Sports have a major impact on our communities. Whether it is t-ball or the pros, every athlete in every league has a story waiting to be told.
Represent your somewhere with custom "Just a Kid" apparel that features where you're from here. All net proceeds from the sale of "Just a Kid" apparel goes to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

Check out this cool offer!
As part of the campaign, from now till April 4, 2016 (or while supplies last) when shoppers purchase two 8-packs of 20 oz POWERADE at Walmart, they’ll be able to go online, submit their receipt, and order a free custom “Just a Kid” reusable sports bottle. Click on the below link to learn more.

How do you inspire your young athlete to reach his/her potential?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Help Is On The Way For Bed Sheet Problems With ClickL

Do you hate when you sheets won't stay on the bed?

     I hate making the beds in my house as it can get very frustrating. I put the sheets on the bed and they never seem to stay on and if they stay on the sheet looks wrinkled or out of place. I don't know about you but there is nothing worse then getting into bed only to have your sheet untuck. What about in the middle of the night, your sheet comes off because your blanket hogging husband steals it. I stopped using the flat sheets because they never stay on, so I have a closet filled with flat sheets. I also have frustrations with the fitted sheets, beyond folding them. My younger boys move around a lot when they sleep so their fitted sheet always comes off. So every night I have to remake their bed.
 I give up! There has got to be a better sheet out there that stays on the bed.

   I have not found a better bed sheet that stays on the bed, I have found something better. I discovered a cool product called ClickL. This is a " where has this product been all my life?' So what is a ClickL? It is a wonderful Unique Patent Bed Sheet Mattresses Holder. This product is so simple but so wonderful and it so easy to use. It simply locks the sheet in place so it stays put and when the bed is made you can't see it. I know what you are thinking, won't that piece of plastic damage my sheets? No, it will not tear you sheets or damage your mattress. It will end your frustrations of bed making as your sheets will stay on your bed, making your bed look nice and comfy. Your kids can even jump on the bed and their sheets wont fall off.  Yeah!!!!!!!!

I just love how a simple product can make my job easier. You simply place one a ClickL under the mattress in all four corners. Then place the sheet on the bed, over the top part of the ClickL. Take one of the  ClickL buttons and snap it into the notch and click it in. Repeat on all four-bed corners and your sheet will fit snugly and stay on. This is great for fitted sheets that have worn elastic on them. 

Watch my video to see how easy it is to use the ClickL sheet holders. 

Want these for you beds so you can end bed making frustrations? Then click on the below link to get some for your bed. Save 10% off the price with code 24/7sales expires 3/24/16 11:59 PM EST.

"These opinions are my own and I received the above-mentioned product to facilitate this post."

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