Thursday, July 31, 2014

How to Choose the Best Anti-Wrinkle Formula

Not all anti-aging creams are created equal. Some are designed to smooth out fine lines, others are designed to even out complexion. Many offer a complete and comprehensive lift without the face lift. Here is your comprehensive guide to the best anti-ageing creams on the market along with some natural alternatives, to keep you looking fresh faced.
How These Creams Work
With the slow and gradual aging process, the skin loses its natural elasticity. Wrinkles are a natural occurrence however this needn't become a problem. A tried and tested anti-aging cream has a number of active ingredients that improve the skin's texture and elasticity. These luscious and decadent creams also boost the production of collagen in the skin and can help to address the negative effects of the sun's UV rays, tobacco smoke and other genetic factors.
Inspired by Nature
Some natural alternatives to anti-aging creams incorporate natural extracts that work on the skin's condition in a natural way. Plant extracts such as rosehip seed oil, avocado, bees wax and shea butter are common natural ingredients.
Fighting Sun Damage
If you enjoyed sunbaking throughout your life, then your skin will pay for it in later years. UV rays from the sun create wrinkles at a faster rate because of free radicals that are circulated throughout the body. These free radicals attack the body from the inside outwards and play havoc with your skin.
Hot Tips for Selecting the Right Formulation
Get an included sunscreen: Dermatologists recommend using a formulation that also includes a broad protection SPF30 sunscreen along with moisturizer. This will help to make a noticeable difference to your skin tone and smoothness.
Find out your skin concerns: Are there particular skin concerns that are bothering you. One anti-ageing cream may focus on wrinkles and another for dark spots. Look for the right product to target your skin concerns and skin type. For example some are designed for sensitive skin and others for dry, oily or combination skin.
Always read the label: Some products are formulated for specific skin conditions, others not. Some creams are hypo-allergenic and offer less risk of causing an allergic reaction. Whereas other creams and serums are non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic. This means that they don't cause acne.
With so many anti-ageing creams out there, you are bound to find the right one to tick all of the boxes for you. Good luck! 

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


From legendary witches and sunken pirate cities to hidden treasures, this October Jamaica offers spine-chilling adventures for daring travelers to explore. For the unafraid, below is a list of spook-tacular haunted island experiences.

RoseHallGreatHouseThe White Witch of Rose Hall, Montego Bay
Hailed by Travel Channel’s Ghost Hunters International show, the historic Rose Hall Great House is steeped in paranormal activity. Once one of the largest great house plantations in Jamaica, Rose Hall is located in Montego Bay and was once owned

Monday, July 28, 2014

Benefits of Eating at the Dinner Table as a Family

When you think back to your childhood there probably were not many occasions when you didn't sit down at the dinner table to eat. Sure, there were times when one parent was stuck at work, and you likely had some nights when you would all eat pizza while watching a good movie. However, these were special occasions, not part of your everyday routine.

Today, most families consider it a special event to actually sit down together to enjoy a meal at the dining room table. Teenagers grab a few bites before running out the door to study with friends or attend play practice. Little ones are used to grabbing a comfy spot on the floor to watch cartoons and parents are content to eat on a TV tray. I'm not saying that you should eat every meal at the table, but there are some definite benefits to doing it a little more often than only on holidays.


  • Healthier Food Choices - As a busy parent, it is easy to get in the habit of throwing a frozen pizza or Hot Pocket in the oven. It is fast, convenient, and easy to eat on a paper plate. However, when you prepare meals to eat at the table you are more likely to include veggies and take the time to make everyone a salad.

  • More Appropriate Portions - It is common to overeat, when your mind is preoccupied with the television, Internet, or a phone call. When you sit at the table to eat, you are more aware of what you are putting in your mouth, and you are more likely to pay attention to the signals coming from the brain that you are full. This holds true for adults and children. Child obesity is a growing concern. It is suggested that 33 percent of children are overweight, which increases their risk for a number of health issues.

  • Manners - When you dine at a restaurant or go to a friend's house to eat are you embarrassed by the way your kids act? It's not their fault they put elbows on the table or talk with their mouth full. They aren't practicing proper manners at home enough for them to be second nature.

  • Improved Communication - Family dinners give you the rare opportunity to catch up with your children. This is the time to talk about school, friends, activities, etc. If your kids say "fine" every time you ask how their day was or reply "nothing" when you inquire about what they learned in school, there is a problem with communication. Maybe they want to talk to you, but just feel awkward because the lines of communication have not been consistently open.

Create the Right Environment

A great way to get everyone excited about dinner is to create an environment that they look forward to being in. Set a full table and make creative centerpieces. These can be anything from fresh cut flowers to a bowl of lemons to a small painted rock garden. Little ones can even create centerpieces. Comfortable lighting is important, and you may want to consider a recessed wall bio ethanol fireplace to create a cozy ambiance. Online stores like  offer  great selections.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The New Reach Complete Care- Review

 I have an confession. I am kind of a tooth brushing fanatic. I walk around asking my kids if the brushed. I brush twice a day some times more. I think I do this to preserve the teeth I paid so much to straighten. But that is another story.

I noticed that Reach had come out with a new Complete Care brush so I decided to try it out. From the moment you pick it up you notice there is

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Experience the OTHER New York- New Your State

Experience the Adirondacks of Northern New York’sHistoric Sites, Waterfalls, Literary Legends & More
ADIRONDACK REGION, NY (July 21, 2014) – Get off the beaten path in Northern New York’s Adirondacks and explore rugged coastlines, travel along historic paths and enjoy a picnic near the thundering cascade of waterfalls with these unique destinations that beckon travelers to dive

Monday, July 21, 2014

Going to the Beach!

 When I think about going to the beach my vision usually looks like the picture to my left. Desolate beach, white sand peace, quiet. The truth is far different. when I go to the beach I usually drag the boys all with me. I love the beach. I love the sand the salt water the ocean all of it. The boys however like the pool better.  As a consequence I usually end up packing and carrying everything.

So over the years I have gotten creative.First thing I always think of when we go to the beach is sun screen. I

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fashion Friday -Famous Footwear

 School starts in a month. I have to get the boys new shoes for school so I head over to Famous Footwear, because they have amazing deals on all the brands we love, and guess what I see? I see that Famous Footwear, is opening a new store  in Ridgecrest, California on July 16. The opening marks the 35th location in the Los Angeles market.

To celebrate the opening, they will be hosting a grand opening event on July 26 which will include a live DJ, drawings for shoppers to win complimentary pairs of shoes, one-day special promotions and a local shoe artist who will be customizing shoes for

Foodie Friday- Boldo

 I am a lover of food as you all well know. I am also very interested in whole foods fresh from the farm to my table. I like to know where my food came from. It sounds kind of weird since most of us don't ask or know past buying it at your grocery store. Once you taste fresh farm to table you will understand the difference. And now Orange County has a brand new place to go and get fresh local farm to table food. Boldo.

Where might you ask is Boldo. Boldo is located at 305-105 E 4th Street in Santa Ana, CA. I was so shocked and pleased to see the re gentrifying of this area has extended

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ASUS MeMO Tablet- Review

 It is back to school time. I know it is crazy to be saying that in the middle of July but the truth is that Airborne and the Tech Monkey go back to school August 11th. So we are shopping and figuring out what everyone needs to go back to school. Unlike when I went to school this conversation involves what kind of tablet or laptop each kid needs.

Once that conversation starts I hear Agent daddy ask which forgotten piece of technology he will be inheriting next. The truth is there are many different kinds of tablets and laptops out there and each one has good and bad points. I will be talking today about the ASUS MeMO HD 7. I want to talk about this one because it has an incredible price point ($149 for 16 GB) and I think  the value is there.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Through Deep Waters- Book Review

Through the Deep Waters (WaterBrook Press, May 5, 2014) by Kim Vogel Sawyer, is a stirring novel in which 17-year-old Dinah, desperate to escape her horrifying past and the Chicago brothel where she has been raised, applies to become a maid in a new hotel being built in Florence, Kansas. Once there, local Amos Patrick catches her eye in a way no other man could. A gentle chicken farmer with a limp, he's convinced himself no woman would ever want him, yet he finds himself drawn to Dinah and

Saturday, July 12, 2014

$25 Paypal and Vest Giveaway from #GIB and Away We Go Media

It is with our pleasure that Away We Go Media is sponsoring a giveaway on behalf of The Georgia Industry For the Blind.

Real Army of Moms is excited to be working with Away We Go Media and GIB to bring this giveaway to you.

In 1937, the Georgia Legislature passed House Bill No. 114, which established the Georgia Factory for the Blind. In 1982 that name was changed by the legislature to Georgia Industries for the Blind. GIB's first plant opened in 1949, in Bainbridge. Four years later, in 1953, a second plant was opened in Griffin. More than 60 years later, both plants are still vital contributors to their communities and provide job opportunities for persons from throughout the state who are blind. In 2008, GIB opened a third plant in Albany. In 2010, GIB opened its first service site at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. 
The company produces and sells high quality office products including file folders, binders and card guides along with pillows, traffic and job site safety vests including a new line of hunting vests sized to fit adults and children. There is something for everyone to be found here. Georgia Industries for the Blind is set to generate its total operating budget through the sales of its products and services and are now unfunded by state or federal government. GIB is self supportive! 

To highlight the company, its products, and to seek out new customers to the facility, Georgia Industry for the Blind is offering the choice of a youth or child's hunting vest made by its employees to a lucky winner. 

This is a new line from GIB with a complete line of Hunter Safety vests. Their vests are produced from 100% ANSI approved Hi-Visibility safety orange polyester material and offered in several designs including Adult, Youth and Children’s styles with hoods for improved visibility. 

 The flier above shows two photos displayed side by side. On the left, a child is wearing a safety vest without a hood and the photo on the right shows a child with our new hooded safety vest. Which vest would you want your child to wear?

The winner will get a choice of a child or youth size hooded hunting vest. In addition to the hunting vest, Away We Go Media is giving that same lucky winner $25 Paypal cash. 

Let's build pride and help GIB stay committed to providing employment for visually impaired individuals. All of this is a win for the Georgia Industry for the Blind and for you!

Enter in the Rafflecopter below. NOTE: PLEASE read rules and disclosures carefully.

Rules and Dislcosure: Real Army of Moms was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of Away We Go Media and Georgia Industries for the Blind and received no compensation for this post nor is responsible for prize shipment.

Rules and Disclosure:

You must enter your full name and address and choice of youth or child vest as the first entry. This entry does not solely constitute you a win. ***If you do not enter your mailing address then you will not be eligible and if this is the sole entry you will also not be eligible.*** Your address will only be viewed by Away We Go Media and be used for this purpose and not viewed or sold to any third party.

You must be at least 18 years of age to enter.You must have a Paypal account to receive payment. The payment will be in US dollars only.

Winner will be picked at random by Rafflecopter and will be notified via email. 

 Giveaway is  open to US only from July 13, 2014 at 12 AM MST through July 27, 2014 12 AM MST

This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest, Google, Twitter or any other social media outlet.

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