Home Try-on | Help Me Choose My New Frames

I like easy. Do you like that too? Being a stay at home mom that works out of the home I try to get things done mostly online. I’ve been on the market for new frames for a long time. I have myopia and my prescription from the exam I did in the beginning of the year is starting to bore a hole in my wallet, taunting me. Continue reading “Home Try-on | Help Me Choose My New Frames”

Amazon Prime Discount – $20 OFF Membership

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Amazon is doing a ONE-DAY only $20 off discount off their Amazon Prime membership, regularly priced at $99.  If you’ve been on the fence about signing up, now would be the time.

With Prime membership you get 2 day free shipping on all products shipped through Amazon, plus you get to enjoy Amazon Video (You also have premium Add-on Video Subscriptions(Starz, HBO & more) & the Kindle Lending Library. Continue reading “Amazon Prime Discount – $20 OFF Membership”

Baby’s First Year #WaterWipesMom

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Becoming a parent happens in an instant. There’s really no amount of training you can do to fully prepare you for what’s about to happen in baby’s first year.

Even if you take care of children, it will always be different when it’s your own child. The first year with a new baby is full of exciting, scary, and I don’t know what I am doing moments.

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Who am I kidding? They are mostly about I don’t know what I’m doing it and we’re going to wing it. A lot of trial and error goes on, lots of reading online articles (like this one) or webMD (Lots of this).

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Costumes Done Right!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon and Party City. All opinions are 100% mine.

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to be prepared ahead of time now that my son is a little older. I’ve never dressed my son up in any costumes!

I see kids running around in in different costumes all the time, regardless if it’s Halloween or not. Kids these days even have dress-up closets with different costumes to choose from. I’ve always thought those were the cutest things but never took it upon myself to try to get my son into dressing up.  Continue reading “Costumes Done Right!”

Planning Successful Play dates That Wow!

“This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

Planning successful play dates isn’t difficult. It does take a little bit of planning ahead but with these tips you’ll be rocking your next play date like the rockstar mama or dad that you are. Parenting is overwhelming as it is, these tips will let your breeze by these play dates.

I’ve noticed more and more how much my son craves interaction with other children. He truly loves being around other children and asks me to take him places to play with other kids. He says hi to every single child he sees, he’s so eager to play with them.

I invited a few children for a messy artsy play date and these are the steps I’ve followed. Not to brag or anything but the kids had to be dragged out crying cause they wanted to stay. I’d say that makes for a very a successful play date.

Tip 1: Decide on a few activities

Little ones get bored easily and will leave an activity as quickly as they picked it up, only to go back to it a few minutes later. Having multiple play options will hold their attention better/longer and make for more successful play dates.

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For this play date you’ll need:
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Regular Paints
  • Play-doh or modeling clay
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors (I’m teaching my 2.5 year old handle scissors early, but can be used with older children)
  • WaterWipes (For easy & safe clean-up)
  • Old or new plastic shower curtain

TIP 2: Pick up supplies and set up ahead of time.

This includes any snacks you might be serving. I had a variety of snacks laid out, pão de queijo(Brazilian cheese bread) and juice. I have to say snacks were overlooked with the cheese bread laid out. The kids were fed first and during play time. Fed kids always behave better in my honest opinion.

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TIP 3: Downtime & Clean-up

This goes back to my first tip. Toddlers have an attention span of a fish, so having something to divert their attention from the messy play and easing into closing credits is a must. I wipe all of their little hands, arms, legs and faces with WaterWipes.

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WaterWipes contains only two ingredients, 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. Safe and effective for cleaning up even the fun messes. Natural ingredients safe from harmful chemicals.

We then set them off to Water play. Kiddie pool and or Water table will work or even a pouring station (Large recipient and smaller recipients to transfer water to and fro)

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** Extra tip: The shower curtain is to make your life even easier. Can be easily thrown if too much of a mess was made or can be washed and re-used for the next play date.

And Voila! You have just delivered a successful play date mama! Congrats to you for rocking it. Here’s to many more successful play dates in your near future. Thanks to WaterWipes to keeping the safety and well-being of our little ones in mind.

For more information on WaterWipes, visit their website! Also follow them on Facebook and Pinterest for updates.

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Healthy Back to School Habits Made Easy

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It’s hard to keep up with a good schedule during the summer. With so many different activities we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. A healthy and diverse diet is so important in boosting our immune system but we sometimes, especially during the summer months tend to let some of those healthy school habits slip.

Start by creating some healthy back to school habits to get the ball rolling.

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I certainly am guilty of this. Now that kids are back in school it’s time to get those routines back into shape. Dust your calendars out, write down all of those soccer meets, ballet, play-dates and grocery runs.

Next time you’re at your local Target (which as I know is always) stop by the vitamin aisle and stock up on some Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies for your kiddos. Easy to spot, great price too and your kids will love the flavors.

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Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies come in Orange, Cherry, Mixed Berries and other natural flavors.

Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies contains:

12 essential nutrients for age-specific nutritional support, including vitamins A, C, D and E, B vitamins, and minerals like iodine and zinc. Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® is gluten free, contains no preservatives, no yeast and natural fruit flavors and Colors derived from natural sources which means no synthetic dyes.

nature made kids first gummiesI also grabbed Nature Made Vitamin C for some extra immune system support, cause who doesn’t need that? So be sure to stop by your Target store and pick up a bottle of Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies.

While you are at Target you should pick up some Nature Made® high quality vitamins for yourself too.

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Take Your Photography Skills to the Next Level

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZTE Grand X Max 2 for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Raise your hand if you take a million pictures of your children? (Raises hand) Well, I’ve come across this awesome phone!!! There are so many milestones happening on a day to day basis. It’s important to have a reliable phone with a high quality camera to capture those special first days of school and first games.

I’m not super technical or a professional photographer but I like my photos, especially ones of my child to be good looking.

The ZTE Grand X Max 2 from cricket wireless does a great job at that and at an affordable price. Phones & tablets are getting pricier by the minute and finding something that has great quality, delivers a solid performance and doesn’t drain your wallet isn’t easy.

Now everyone can have access to that, the ZTE Grand X Max 2 delivers exceptional entertainment and photography capabilities as well as excellent value.

This phone or “phablet” features:

  • A large 6′ FHD LCD Display
  • Wide angle front camera and dual rear camera as well as a bokeh effect(The aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens) setting, which I personally find way cool.
  • Dolby Audio and Hi-Fi Music
  • High powered LTE smartphone running android Marshmallow Operating System  for a great quality streaming.

Budget Friendly! 

Cricket Wireless offers customers easy and affordable plans starting at $35/mo after $5 AutoPay credit, with monthly taxes and fees included.

Cricket Wireless has a great selection of phones customers love, and a reliable 4G LTE network with more coverage than T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Sprint and Boost.

If you’re an existing Cricket customer, the ZTE Grand X Max 2 is available for purchase for $169.99 at cricketwireless.com and Cricket Wireless authorized retail locations.

If you are not an existing Cricket customer, they currently have a great deal! Customers bringing their number to Cricket can buy the ZTE Grand X Max 2 for $129!!!

Head on over to Cricketwireless.com for more details or to Locate a Cricket Wireless authorized retail location.

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Caring for Baby’s Sensitive Skin

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I’ve never once worried about chemicals before I got pregnant and I definitely wasn’t aware of skin-to-skin contact with mom and dad. Although that care free world was less stressful, I can’t imagine not reading labels today. I’m more laid back with the things I personally use, but I am adamant in using natural products with my son. Children’s skins are incredibly sensitive, especially babies and having the right product for their skin is something worth talking about.

I am grateful to have known about the importance of skin-to-skin contact while pregnant, but it certainly is eye-opening when you watch such videos as the one below for the WaterWipes #PureLove campaign.

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It’s safe to say how influential our bodies are to our babies and how essential keeping babies sensitive skin chemical-free.

If you have some tissues at hand or WaterWipes, please grab some before watching this video.

 

Chemical free products are good for anyone, but especially for growing little bodies.  I’m in the process of kinda potty training my toddler (with no success, I think I’m doing it wrong lol) and I think I’m using more wipes now than I have ever. Let’s say there has been a few accidents. I’m impressed with how WaterWipes can handle these messes without me having to add chemicals to my son’s delicate skin.

WaterWipes are made with just water (specially purified and softened) and grapefruit seed extract, hypoallergenic so it won’t irritate baby’s skin. To top it off, WaterWipes has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

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Bringing a new baby in the world is hard enough, we shouldn’t also have to worry about what our baby wipes have in them. WaterWipes is a no-brainer for any parent with a newborn or a rambunctious toddler like myself (and the occasional furniture cleaning, yeah, we use wipes for pretty much anything around here).

Give WaterWipes a try, you won’t regret it. #PureLove I’m a #WaterWipesMom

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