Sunday, December 21, 2014

How To Teach Your Children About The Importance Of Food


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Every parent knows all too well the struggle that comes with getting children to eat their vegetables. If your child refuses to eat healthy food, it can be a real worry.

Studies show that eating habits are not innate, they are in fact, a learned behavior. This means that what you teach your children about food will stay with them throughout their lives.

With more ready meals and takeaway foods available, less and less families are eating homemade meals. With many parents instead opting for easier alternatives. This is creating a generation of children who have been brought up on unhealthy food.

Don’t feed your child takeaways, don’t encourage unhealthy eating, and don’t let your kids be part of

Saturday, December 20, 2014

What to Look for In A Mommy Friendly Motor



As a mother, you will no doubt want to own a vehicle that best caters to your needs as a parent. This should be an important factor in your decision making when it comes to buying a new car. Buying a car might be a brand new venture for you or it could be that you own a car but are looking to change your vehicle for a more suitable type.

Cars play a big role in our lives and as a mother it is likely that your car will be a necessity rather than a luxury. You will need to transport your kids to and from school. You’ll need to drive on family days out. You may even have kids doing different social activities that you need to run them to.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Contemporary Can Be Chic and Comfortable


Decorating your home with a contemporary look was probably an idea that you thought about for quite a while before you followed through. You carefully planned everything to make sure the room looked like what you had seen on TV and in magazines, but you simply are not in love with it, and you don't know why. Well, before you start feeling like you failed at decorating, rest-assured that there may not necessarily be anything wrong with the space. Contemporary can come across very cold, leaving

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hanukkah Harry

Hanukkah Harry
 Before we had children, Agent Daddy and I were intellectuals.  Because we were intellectuals, we had philosophical discussions about why parents should never lie to their kids and how to solve the world problems like hunger and parking at the mall during the Christmas season.

One of these great intellectual discussions involved Santa. Yep Santa, the Easter Bunny, and you guessed it, the tooth fairy. How can you tell your kids not to lie to you when you perpetuate lies to them? So in our great intellectual wisdom ( based entirely on theory as we had no children) we decided not to have Santa in any decorations for

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Best of 2014 Bathroom Edition

 Okay this all the stuff I am addicted to that I tried over the year. All of which now has a place in my bathroom.

Best of Hair Styling-

John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush- I was a little dubious about how well this would work.

Counting Down The Days? Cool Tips To Help You Have The Best Christmas Day Ever


Are you already counting down the days until Christmas? If you are, you might be stressing about whether you can make the day itself perfect for everyone. People have a lot of expectations about Christmas, and so it can be super stressful to get things just right. If your kids are anything like mine, you will know that it is hard to ensure that everything goes to plan. Instead, the best you can hope for is that everyone is happy and has a lovely day. Here are some cool tips to help you have the best Christmas Day ever.


Plan some fun family activities

Christmas is not about presents and food. Well, it's not all about that, anyway. Christmas is also about family and enjoying some time with one another. Rather than everyone looking at their tablets or their phones, you should do something together. You can plan some Christmas games or maybe a

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Getaways At the Beach


If you are wanting to get away just "Mommy and Daddy" or you are looking for a great treat for the family, we have got you covered.

IlluminOcean Resort Packages



·   Daily Breakfast for two in Raya, In-Room Dining, or The Marketplace
·   Valet Parking
·   Resort Fee
·   Special IlluminOcean Desert Offering






Monday, December 15, 2014

Best of 2014- Food Edition

I like to take a look back each year at all the stuff I have tried and then do a best of. So here is the Best new Foods of 2014-

Best Snack Foods-

Chocolate Bliss Crunchy Coconut Chips- 

Ok you knew it would be something chocolate. These chips are crunchy and sweet which fills the snack a-holic in me. They are also Gluten Free No GMO 100% Natural which means I don't feel guilty about what I am putting in my body. These go great in a back pack or a school lunch. Mom Approved!







Madecasse Salted Almond Chocolates


Madecasse Salted Almond Chocolates- You can read my full review here. But suffice to say I love chocolate and these are a fair trade product that tastes yummy. WIN WIN. Mom Approved for not sharing with the kids.







And in the non Chocolate Category-

Pretzel Chips- I love that these come in a bunch of different flavors. If you have dip you want to eat this is WAY better than a chip in every way. Check out my review here



Best Natural Drinks-


ON-In a world where everyone is hooked on Coffee , energy drinks or both, ON is the best feel good drink I have found. Mix with alcohol for a hang over free adult beverage ( Don't drink and drive ya'll call UBER). Drink before or after workouts, or just for a treat during the day. Check out the full review here.


Kevita- Best Probiotic drink on the market. I love the ginger lemonade. I haven't tried mixing it with
liquor but I am sure that will happen by New Years. I found it at SPROUTS.








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Friday, December 12, 2014

Four Secrets To Choosing The Perfect Family Car


Choosing the perfect family car is like walking a tightrope. There’s a very specific set of criteria you need it to meet. We all use our cars to taxi our children back and forth. We pack up the boot at weekends and we drive in and out of town during the week. Our family car has to be spacious, practical and reliable. Most important of all, it has to be safe. After all that, we want it to be cheap!

It’s a very difficult balance to find. Large, but practical. Reliable and safe, but on a budget. The good news is that there is a car out there for you family. With a little bit of searching, you can find the right answer. We’ve made a handy list of all the things to look out for. Remember, never rush into buying a new car. If you test drive it, take the kids with you. As you know, everything you buy needs the children’s seal of approval too!


Safety

There is nothing more important than safety when it comes to the family car. You can be as careful

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Publicist Audio Book Tour





Book Details:

Book Title: The Publicist (Book #1) by Christina George
Category: Adult fiction
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Audible
Length: 6 hours
Release Date: Nov 2014
Narrator: Lisa Cordileone
Audiobook available: Internationally
Tour dates:  Nov 24 to Dec 12, 2014
Content Rating: PG-13 Mature


About the book:

Behind every book, there’s always more to the story.

Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t always sell (at all) and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hurricane Spin Mop Jingle Contest



FAIRFIELD, NJ – TeleBrands, the country’s leading “As Seen on TV” marketer has created a national contest to find an award-winning jingle for its blockbuster Hurricane Spin Mop. The winner will have their jingle featured in the next Hurricane Spin Mop infomercial, receive $1,000 in cash and a trip to the 2015 International Housewares Show in Chicago, Mar. 7-10 where the song will be unveiled. 
The contest will run over YouTube. The Hurricane Spin Mop YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/HurricaneMop) has opened its upload option through Jan. 16, 2015.   Contestants enter by creating a 60-second video with a jingle for the Hurricane Spin Mop, titled “Hurricane Spin Mop Jingle Contest” and tagged with the hashtag #hurricanespinmopjingle.  The top 10 videos with the most views on YouTube will move on to the finals where the winner will then be selected by TeleBrands executives who will judge on three criteria: creativity/originality, performance, and adherence to the creative assignment.  For the Hurricane Spin Mop Jingle Contest official rules, please visit https://hurricanemop.com/contest.jsp. 
“TeleBrands has always enjoyed great customer engagement. Our social media pages light up