Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 114

Welcome to week 114 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Since I've went through all my tattoos, now I'll be sharing photos I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.
found via Facebook a long time ago & saved to my computer!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty App

Big thanks to PR agency for this product to review

Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty App Features

  • Helpful information for parents based on the teachings of Fred Rogers about using the potty
  • Four games that let kids:
    • Build blocks with Daniel and help him stop playing and go to the bathroom when it’s time to do so
    • Play Katerina’s water game and work on self-control skills, especially about stopping and going potty
    • Play a simple stacking game with Daniel’s baby sister, Margaret. She isn’t old enough to use the potty, so children can help Mom Tiger change Margaret’s diaper
    • Practice bathroom routines on the potty and at the sink with Daniel and Katerina, such as wiping, flushing and washing and drying hands before returning to play

Friday, February 19, 2016

My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear Review

Big thanks to My Baby's Heartbeat Bear for this product to review

Founded my a mother of three children and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, this company was put together to have a special keepsake for parents, grand parents, and even siblings as they await the arrival of a new precious baby.

Being as I'm on my fifth pregnancy, I was intrigued when I got the email to review this company, but at the same time wasn't sure how I felt about having one for little Maximus and not my other children. I immediately thought of a close friend who lost her little boy over the Summer during her fifth month of pregnancy, and I asked her if she'd like to have an animal in honor of her son Leighton.  Being so touched, she said yes and picked their adorable puppy as her piece to review. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

abcmouse.com Now Featuring 1st Grade Curriculum

Big thanks to abcmouse.com for this product to review

ABCmouse.com is a global education initiative of Age of Learning, Inc. Our goal is to help children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-k, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.

ABCmouse.com is subscription-based, with no advertising, pop-up ads, or links to other sites. Children can learn and explore with their parents, or on their own (depending on age and ability), in a safe and secure online educational environment.

ABCmouse.com is all over TV with commercials, and while I'd seen them many times, I was hesitant at paying for the service until our oldest begged to purchase a subscription. We finally gave in over two years ago as school was coming to an end so our girls could still exercise their minds over summer break. After a couple months of paying for the subscription and seeing how much our girls loved the website, I reached out for a review with the company and received a one year subscription code to the site. Once Summer arrived and the girls were home full time, I took nap time for our younger girls as the time for our older girls to get on the computer and play on the website. They were always asking to get online and play, so I was happy to see that it wasn't going to waste. As most children do, once the newness of a toy or favorite show wears off, they don't seem to care anymore. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

My Boo and You: Children’s Organic Clothing

Big thanks to My Boo & You for this product to review

This company was started by two women with young children. You'll find they offer a variety of items from sizes 3 months to 6t and all items are hand-drawn and fit different themes such as holidays. 

I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to review with My Boo & You because I immediately thought of baby Maximus and getting him a fun onsie! Dinosaurs are already a huge hit around here because our second daughter is such a fan, so I knew when I saw the "I'm the Little Brother" onsie above, I knew I had to get it! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

La Petite Creme: An Alternative to Normal Wipes

Big thanks to La Petite Creme for this product to review

La Petite Creme Non-Rinse 2-in-1 Cleanser and Lotion is specifically designed for diaper care. Made with no harmful chemicals or ingredients, it can be safely used on newborns and babies of all ages. 

Based on an Original French recipe and proven throughout Europe, La Petite Creme is a unique product that works as a cleanser, a protective shield and a calming lotion all at once. Applied at every diaper change with a gentle cotton pad or a washcloth, La Petite Creme cleans out the diaper area while leaving a breathable protective film on the skin to protect against wetness and acidic waste. Its gentle ingredients calm skin redness, rashes and sensitivity of dry and atopic skin. La Petite Creme is made up of 45% high quality extra virgin olive oil & beeswax and is perfectly safe to use with both cloth and disposable diapers.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Entenmann's Little Bites Review & Giveaway

Thanks to BBUSA for the Little Bites free for this review
Founded by William Entenmann in 1898, Entenmann’s Bakery got its start delivering fresh-baked goods in a horse-drawn wagon. In 1951 home-delivery gave way to supermarket sales and the case at the end of the aisle was born. As a part of the Bimbo Bakeries family, Entenmann's continues to bake its famous donuts, cakes, pies and more every day, and freshness remains the hallmark of our products. 

Soft and scrumptious muffins always make for a great breakfast treat! Joining the best-selling Entenmann’s Little Bites Muffins are the NEW! Little Bites Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. The Little Bites Cinnamon French Toast Muffins are the newest addition to the Little Bites seasonal line, and will be available starting February – May 2016. 

Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches of baked snacks have been making people smile for over 15 years! Everyone in the family will be sure to pack a pouch! Over 1 million Little Bites bite-sized baked snacks are consumed each year. That’s a lot of yumminess! 

Entenmann’s Little Bites are pre-portioned, good choice, multi-piece snacks that satisfy both parents and kids. Every Little Bites pouch is filled with bite-sized baked muffins that contain 0g trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, are certified Kosher and most Little Bites are 200 calories per pouch or less!

I've eaten Entenmann's Little Bites well before this review and I've always been a lover of the products so I was thrilled when I got the chance to work with them and showcase the company on the blog as well one of their brand new seasonal flavors! 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Michelle's Pregnancy Journal: Week 28

Doctor Appointments:
Sept 30: Ultrasound for EDD (8.5 weeks)
Oct 26: First Dr Appt (12.3 weeks) 
Nov 16: 16 week check up (15.3 weeks)
Dec 15: 20 week check up/gender scan (19.4 weeks)
Jan 14: 24 week check up (23.6 weeks)
Feb 11: 28 week check up (27.6 weeks)

Sept 30: 224lb
Oct 26:  227lb
Nov 16: 231lb
Dec 15: 233lb
Jan 14: 235lb
Feb 11: 238lb

Heart Beat: 
162 (12 weeks)
134 (15 weeks)
145 (19 weeks)
140 (23 weeks)
121 (27 weeks)

Food cravings:
French Vanilla Cappuccino 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 113

Welcome to week 113 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Since I've went through all my tattoos, now I'll be sharing photos I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.

Leading up until Valentine's Day, I'm choosing to share tattoos around love, partnership, or anything cute for couples. Hope you enjoy!