Introduce Your Kids to Baby Animals with National Geographic + Giveaway

I have mentioned our love of books many times before. We are avid readers and I love for my children to learn about their world in fun, new ways. I also love to give books as gifts. I think education is the greatest gift you can give.

"Hey, Baby!: A Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Stories from Nature’s Nursery" introduces your kids to the cutest, cuddliest, and cleverest baby animals of land, air, and sea—each with its own extraordinary life story. From the teensiest turtle hatchling to the biggest baby whales, readers will ooh and aah over all the sweet wee ones.

Santa's New Favorite Cookies from Back to Nature

What kind of items do you like to leave out for Santa? Did you know in Australia it's customary to leave Santa a cold beer? In Denmark, Father Christmas expects a bowl of rice pudding waiting for him. In France, Père Noël receives biscuits and his reindeer get carrots. German children write personal letters to Christkind. While in Ireland, kids leave out mince pies and a Guinness for Old Saint Nick. Santa Claus is an amazing tradition shared through out the world in different and unique ways, but here in America it's customary to leave Santa milk and cookies.

Back to Nature provides delightful foods that never make you choose between health and happiness. For over 50 years, Back to Nature has been expertly bringing crowd-pleasing foods to consumers with never ending delight and deliciousness.

Family Cruise Vacation Essentials

So over the summer, my family and I went on a cruise vacation for our 10th wedding anniversary. We got married on a cruise and we thought, "What an awesome way to celebrate a decade together." A wonderful time was had by all. I do have a few tips that I learned along the way, some essentials that will hopefully help you if you decide to take a cruise vacation too.

Basics to Hiking with Kids

We enjoy a ton of outdoor activities with our children. We have been taking our kids really hiking since the beginning of this year. We have even took them hiking to go see the Solar Eclipse this past Monday. Our children are younger, but it still can be done because we have figured out a method to our madness.

Basic to Hiking with Kids

Natural Oral Health with Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpaste

Oral Care is very important. I have mentioned the Importance of Dental Health During Pregnancy before. If your mouth isn't healthy it can lead to a ton of issues in the rest of your body. Think about it. Whatever you put in your body has to pass through your mouth.

Himalaya Botanique offers a full line of clinically studied herbal formulations, certified USDA organic single herbs and body care products. They believe in supporting community health, sustainable farming, and environmental responsibility.

Naturally Relieve Earache Pain with ClearPop

As a parent, you want your kiddo to feel better when they are sick. I have shared my post about natural ways to reduce teething pain and I have shared our sick kid essentials. As parents, we hate to see our little ones in any kind of discomfort and I have recently came across a natural way to relieve earache pain that could be a life saver for parents.

So what is ClearPop Rapid Earache Relief and why is it a great choice for earache relief?

Superfood Green Smoothie Recipe with Once Again Nut Butter

So I have mentioned a time or two that we have been on a healthy lifestyle since the new year and I have also been cooking at home more. Both were my new year resolutions, but since I have been cooking at home more we have been eating healthier anyways, but I digress. I have been looking for healthy snacks and did you know you can have TWO tablespoons of peanut butter as a protein packed, low carb snack?

I was recently sent this amazing review package from Once Again Nut Butter. They are an employee-owned business, located in upstate New York, that has been manufacturing nut butters, seed butters, and honeys since 1976. Their nut and seed butters are all gluten free certified, non GMO verified, certified organic, vegan, and kosher. Once Again Nut Butter follows Fair Trade and Sustainability standards for their farm partners, suppliers, and prices.

National Reading Month with National Geographic Kids

We are huge readers in our family. My husband and I love to read and our children our budding readers. Our daughter is in Kindergarten and she is doing so well learning how to read. The month of March is National Reading Month which is the perfect opportunity to unplug, read together, read aloud, or find a quiet place for your kids to read on their own.

We absolutely love National Geographic Kids. They are the leading nonfiction publisher for kids and the only publisher with the world’s premier scientific, education, and research organization at its core. Colorful graphics, beautiful photography and rich informative content are hallmarks of its books. NGK’s mission is to inspire kids to learn about the planet and empower them to make it better.

Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor Review

I have always been a huge fan of smoothies for breakfast. You can prep them in advance, then just throw everything in and you can have a healthy breakfast in just a few minutes. We use to have a food processor then lightning struck the outlet and it was fried. Lesson learned, don't leave appliances plugged in. Then I received a baby food steamer and processor to review and made my own baby food for a while. I decided to get rid of it when we moved because I figured I had my blender, but it broke in the move.

Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor Review

So when I was sent the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor to review, I was so excited. It is by far the nicest blender I have ever owned and it includes a food processor! Plus all of the settings are super easy so I can sauces, soups, baby food purees, smoothies, frozen drinks, and so much more with ease!


Summer Yum with Lightlife Smart Dogs + Giveaway

When you think of summer, what do you think about? I think about long lake days and sunglasses. Flip flops and sunscreen. Watermelon and hot dogs. Yes, hot dogs. And America staple during the summer months, at least in our house. But what about those of you looking for a yummy, non-GMO, vegan option?

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

Flavor Your Life with EVOO

From Michelangelo to Pavarotti and Armani to Vespa, Europe has a long tradition of nurturing and developing classics. Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is no exception. For generations they’ve tended and cared for their olive trees to ensure that only the very best oil reaches your table.

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

Flavor Your Life, supported by the European Union, Unaprol, and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in extra virgin olive oil news. The Flavor Your Life campaign is the voice of Extra Virgin Olive Oil production quality control, and aims to educate consumer so they can make informed decisions when purchasing Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Their goal is to share the history, cooking techniques, and health benefits of this European classic with you, as well as demonstrate the importance of choosing European when it comes to this kitchen staple.
 Why choose European?

Delicious, Certified C.L.E.A.N. Snacks from Hail Merry + Giveaway

I am always looking for healthy snacks for my children. I really worry about what goes inside their bodies on a daily basis. I don't judge what others want to feed their children. This is just what I want for my family. But like so many families, I look for convenience as well because we are always on the go.
I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

Hail Merry Merry Bites™ are delicious, award-winning snacks that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Parents can feel good about Merry Bites™ clean ingredients, including energizing organic virgin coconut oil, and sweet almond flour, while kids will love their fresh and delicious taste. Merry Bites™ are also Certified C.L.E.A.N., Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly and Non-GMO Verified.

Stay Refreshed with Santa Cruz Aqua Fresca + Giveaway

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

I love the idea of juice, but usually they are too sweet for me. But water day in and day out can get boring. So I was very interested when I received the opportunity to try out some Santa Cruz Organic Aqua Fresca. Inspired by traditional aqua fresca, Santa Cruz Organic Aqua Fresca is made with core ingredients such as USDA organic fruit juice, sugar, and a hint of lemon juice. These refreshing and lightly sweetened beverages are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free, and available in three varieties: Pomegranate, Mango Passionfruit, and Grapefruit.

Toddler Have an Unhappy Tummy? Try KABRITA! + Giveaway

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

Does your little one suffer from colic, constipation, congestion, digestive discomfort, or eczema related to cow milk sensitivity? KABRITA Goat Milk Formula is made with naturally easy to digest goat milk, which is closer in composition to human milk than cow milk. It moves through the body at about the same rate as breast milk, resulting in less digestive discomfort sometimes caused by the 'churn' of breaking down larger proteins.

In addition to being naturally easy to digest, KABRITA Goat Milk formula is non-GMO and has a mild, sweet and fresh taste and smell. It is a safe, effective and nutritious alternative to homemade goat milk formula recipes. Nutritionally enhanced goat milk formula with 22 vitamins and minerals including folic acid, DHA, ARA, and iron. 

Experiencing Music Together

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

Peanut is almost two, but he is going through a "stranger danger" phase. One of my new year resolutions was to make sure I did something every day with my children. Take them to the park, take them to story time, etc. Peanut has issues when we go out in public and meet other children. If they look at him wrong, his feelings get hurt. I feel socialization and meeting other children is the only way to resolve this. He does love to sing and dance whenever he hears music, so when I was offered the chance to experience a Music Together class, I jumped at the chance.

Music Together is an internationally recognized music program for children from birth through age 7—and the adults who love them. Their Mixed-Age classes, for children from birth to age 5, are the perfect way to introduce babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to the joys of making music.

Keeping Naturally Clean with Murchison Hume + Giveaway

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

One of my New Year Resolutions was to keep my house cleaner. I am going to turn 30 this year and I am to old to have a messy home. But especially with two small children in the house, I don't want them exposed to harsh fumes from cleaning products. That's why I was excited to try out the Murchison-Hume Starter Kit through Moms Meet.

 Made in the USA, Murchison-Hume products are powerful, natural germ fighters that also eliminate odors without the use of harsh chemicals. Murchison-Hume cleaning products are 99% or more natural and are always free of ammonias, bleach, dyes, formaldehyde, parabens, and phthalates.

Enhance Story Time with Tales of Inspiration + Giveaway

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are our own.

I love animals. Who doesn't? And so do my kiddos. I recently shared my furbabies' story of how he is dealing with illness. Last year, my daughter and son received ASPCA rescue pets and this year I am excited to share with them tales of inspiration that are feature in the new book series "ASPCA kids: Rescue Readers".

Studio Fun International, a Reader's Digest company, has partnered with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®), the first animal welfare organization in North American and the nation's leading voice for animals.

Rainbow Light Power Sours Review + Coupon

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

It's that time of year! Sweaters, boots, and the occasional cold. Yuck, but it's just part of it. I like to give my family multi-vitamins to help boost their immune systems. I recently received Rainbow Light Power Sours Multivitamin Gummies to review with my family. Even my hubby is taking them. And they are all loving them.
Rainbow Light vitamins are made with organic, non-GMO ingredients, which is something that I have been actively trying to select as options for myself and my family. Another thing that I like about Rainbow Light is that they use 100% up cycled plastic for their bottles, which means they keep over 10 million plastic bottles out of our landfills and waste systems!

Organic India Tulsi Tea Review

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.
I have never been a huge tea drinker, but since I have started my weightloss journey, I have been trying to kick the caffeine habit (or at least not drink so much). So when I was offered the opportunity to review Organic India Tulsi Tea from Moms Meet, I jumped all over it.

Organic India's mission is to provide true wellness for all by offering 100% organic, pure, and natural products. Organic India also strives to create a sustainable global environment by working with thousands of family farmers in India on tens of thousands of acres of certified organic farmland.

Live Gluten Free with NoGii

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

Created by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Gluten-Free Mom, Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host, and New York Times Best-Selling Author of “The G-Free Diet” and “Deliciously G-Free,” NoGii is a line of certified gluten-free protein bars, protein powders, and paleo bars. Made from high quality and sustainably sourced premium ingredients. All products have an ideal balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates and do not contain high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, or hydrogenated oils. NoGii offers a variety of choices to provide you and your family with good, clean, certified gluten-free, and nutritional food choices that fit your active lifestyle.