Kidorable Review & Giveaway

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Kidorable rain gear and accessories are loved by both children and adults.  They offer a fun selection of styles for both boys and girls that encourage little ones to get outside and explore.  My kids have been wearing Kidorable rain gear to stay dry for years.  My five year old son won’t get on the school bus without his Kidorable gear if there is even a hint of rain.  My kids love this gear because each piece is loaded with fun details that truly make wearing Kidorable accessories something to be proud of in their eyes.  My kids also find great value in the fact that these items also keep them dry and comfortable when outdoors.

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My daughter’s new Ballerina Rain Boots have already protected her tiny feet on many adventures.  These rain boots literally give her happy feet.  In rain or sunshine, I will find my daughter jumping, dancing, skipping, twirling, and running in her ballerina rain boots.  She finds them to be easy to get on and comfortable to move around in as well.  Best of all, my tiny dancer loves the colorful and girly design that suites her personality perfectly.  These rose tipped boots are covered in pink and purple the delight of every girly girl out there.  The pink detail gives the boots the look of ballet shoes with ribbon laces.  These ballerina boots will have your little one dancing in the rain!

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Despite the sunshine in this photo our backyard was under water back towards the pond.  My daughter loves that she can stomp around in the puddles with her Kidorable rain boots!  Even when its dry she likes to wear her rain boots when walking the trails in the fields.  The tall rubbery boots do a great job of providing traction  and protection her legs from getting scratched up.

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It is hard to wake up from nap on a rainy day but Kidorable ballerina rain boots are a great incentive to get up for dance class!

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It’s officially fall and rain showers are leaving us chilled.  Keep your little ones dry and warm with Kidorable rain gear!  The Ballerina Rain boots are available for purchase online at the Kidorable website.

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win the Kidorable Umbrella of his or her choice!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on October 18, 2016.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Kidorable provided me with Ballerina Rain Boots for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders

I received this product for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.
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Meet this mom’s new secret weapon, MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders.  These amazing powders are helping me keep my kids well nourished AND happy with their meal choices.  MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders are made with farm fresh whole foods and nutrients.  These powders can be easily added to your child’s food or drink and are available in several different varieties allowing you focus on your child’s developmental and nutritional needs.  MegaFood Kids Daily Multi, Kids Daily Immune and Kids Daily B-Centered are all created to support the well-being of kids 5 years of age and older.

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MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders are also a great alternative to sugary multivitamins.  Does your little one struggle with chewing or swallowing vitamins?  Maybe you simply want to save your kids teeth from being exposed to sugary chewable vitamins.  MegaFood powders are unsweetened dietary supplements and non GMO.   They are also Dairy free, Soy free, and Gluten free.  MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders have No colorings, No flavorings, No herbicides, No pesticides, and No preservatives.  Simply add one scoop of MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders to 6-8 ounces of your child’s favorite smoothie or juice and let them enjoy!

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My 5 year old son is the definition of a picky eater.  Textures are his biggest battle when it comes to food.  Therefore, MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders have become my new favorite way to diversify my son’s diet.  Tonight my son actually came back for a third serving of smoothie….yes, thirds!  This smoothie was made up of organic vanilla yogurt, two bananas, strawberries, one kiwi, ice, and a scoop of MegaFood Kids Daily Immune.  This is my go to MegaFood choice for my 5 year old since he just started all day kindergarten this school year.  My daughter is also a huge fan of smoothies so we use the MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders most frequently blended up in a smoothie.  Since my daughter is only 3 years of age, we only use one scoop of MegaFood powders with our smoothie recipe that yields about 28 ounces of smoothie to drink.  This allows her to enjoy the smoothies with the family and we all get a little extra nutrients in the mix! However, if your littles are 5 and older I would recommend using 2 scoops when making this batch of smoothies.

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Don’t mess with this girl and her MegaFood smoothie.  She honestly loves these smoothies so much, she will quickly drink her own and then cuddle up with me so she can steal mine!

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MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders are available at your natural products retailer!  Visit the MegaFood website to watch live cams of their vitamin powders being made on site!

I received MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders via MomsMeet for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

 

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Swaddle Designs Cotton Knit zzZipMe Sack Review & Giveaway

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Sleep can be one of baby’s biggest challenges throughout his or her first year of life.  As parents, we are sleep deprived ourselves during these months and we want nothing more than to have our babies sleeping safe and sound for several hours at a clip.  As baby transitions from swaddling, it can be challenging to find a safe and effective way to keep babies warm throughout the night.  I am simply too paranoid to let my kids sleep with loose blankets until they are toddlers, so Swaddle Designs Sleep Sacks were a life saver for myself and my babies for many years.  A wearable blanket is simply brilliant.  Your little one won’t wake up cold since he or she can’t kick it off while sleeping and it eliminates the need for any loose blankets for the child to get tangled up in throughout the night.

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The Swaddle Designs Cotton Knit zzZipMe Sack has a smart design with a 2-way zipper and is made of a light weight breathable fabric of soft and stretchy 100% cotton.  The 2-way zipper makes diaper changing quick and easy!  These sleep sacks are machine washable and hold up well to many washings in my experience.  The Swaddle Designs Cotton Knit zzZipMe Sack is available in two sizes.  The 0-6 month size fits up to 28 inches and the 6-12 month size fits up to 32 inches.  Both sizes are available in a variety of Swaddle Designs prints and colors that I simply adore.  As always, Swaddle Designs offers cute modern designs perfect for boys, girls, or both!

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I have the 6-12 month Swaddle Designs Cotton Knit zzZipMe Sack in the pink Lolli Fleur pattern.  The pinks and gray are so soft and pretty and the design is so adorable!

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You can learn more about Cotton Knit zzZipMe Sacks and check out the fun patterns and colors online at the Swaddle Designs website.

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a Swaddle Designs Cotton Knit zzZipMe Sack!

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Giveaway will end at 11:59 p.m. (eastern time) on October 14, 2016. This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S. and Canada! The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

I received a Swaddle Designs Cotton Knit zzZipMe Sack for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product.

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Mirari Glow to Sleep

glow-to-sleepLooking for a way to ease your little one into bed?  The Mirari Glow to Sleep allows you to customize your child’s bedtime routine by pairing a soothing display of LED lights with the sounds of your choice.  Your little one can enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean, white noise, train, car ride, heartbeat, lullaby, rain, a babbling brook, or the rain forest wherever you go.  This portable sound machine is Bluetooth compatable so you can easily stream your favorite songs or stories as well.  This is a really nice feature!  I also love that this musical soother lights up so your little one never has to be in the dark.  This would have been a lifesaver when our baby girl was approaching the age of one.  She was afraid of the dark and she had a very hard time if we ever had to drive at night.  The combination of the lights and soothing sounds create a comforting atmosphere for your little one no matter where you go.  The Glow to Sleep comes with a micro USB cable and rechargeable backup battery.  This allows you to easily travel with the Glow to Sleep and use it often.

img_0910My 3 year old goes to bed with the Glow to Sleep in her room and she carries it around the house with her quite often throughout the day.  The base with the speaker has a hard surface but the light up bunny ears as my daughter calls them, are softer.  The LED lights slowly transition from one color to the next keeping with the soothing sounds coming from the Glow to Sleep.  You can choose to have only sound or only lights if desired.

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The Glow to Sleep is quite easy to use.  My 3 year old even knows how to turn on the lights and choose the sound option she desires.  The Glow to Sleep also has a 30 minute auto-off timer if you don’t want it to play all night long.  My daughter especially loves the lullaby and the lights.  It usually takes about 3 hours to fully charge our Glow to Sleep.  This keeps the Glow to Sleep going on continual play all night long!

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Mirari Glow to Sleep can be purchased online at Amazon.  This would make a great gift!

I received a Mirari Glow to Sleep for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Quilted Monkey Mat Deal!

Earlier this summer I introduced you to the original Monkey Mat.  Now I am even more excited to introduce you to the NEW Quilted Monkey Mat.  This mat is your cushy, portable mat for in/outdoor use that can go everywhere! Luxurious yet affordable and with lots of fun features, you can enjoy the waterproof base, central loops for attaching items, spill resistant top, weighted corners, loops for stakes, and the attached ultra-compact pouch to take everywhere!  The Quilted Monkey Mat is perfect for the park, beach, dirty floors, concerts, picnics, sporting events, camping, and more. No more bulky blankets! So go ahead – Make your space, any place with the Monkey Mat!

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The Quilted Monkey Mat is available in red or gray.  My readers get to save! Use coupon code “USFAM” for $5 off + Free Shipping!
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I will receive a Quilted Monkey Mat for a future review.  All product information was provided by Monkey Mat.

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The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD Giveaway

**Sony Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.**

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In the brand new original animated film, The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today, Princess Alise is training to be the perfect royal.  However, in her heart all she wants to do is sail the seven seas as a swashbuckling pirate! After setting sail, Princess Alise is shipwrecked and washes ashore on an island where she meets Lucas, a young boy who has been living there by herself. They have to work together to survive and get back to civilization!

So many kids love to use their imaginations pretending to be pirates and princesses.  I love to see a new family friendly adventure like, The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today, that encourages kids to continue to use their imaginations.

Are you fit to be a princess or a pirate?  Find out by taking the fun quiz in The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today blog app!

Are your kids giving you this look?  Squash the boredom by adding a little adventure and imagination to their day with, The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today!

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Buy The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today on DVD September 6th!

Win It!

One lucky reader here at The Children’s Nook is going to win a copy of The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today on DVD!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on September 16, 2016.  This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S only.  Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS.  No P.O. Boxes! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Sony Home Video provided me with some of the materials in this post and I will receive a copy of the The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD in exchange for this post.  All opinions are mine alone.

 

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Ready for School with LabelDaddy!

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Labeling school supplies is a must.  This allows your you child and teacher to both keep organized so they can spend more time having fun learning and less time figuring what supplies belong to each student.  Simply writing your name on each and every school supply item can be tedious and boring.  Using personalized LabelDaddy labels make labeling school supplies and quick and easy.  Plus, these fun labels get my kids very excited about each and every individual labeled marker and glue stick!  Yes, this is necessary and now thanks to the great selection of icons and designs at LabelDaddy….it is also fun!

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Every LabelDaddy order will come with a helpful hints sheet.  This provides great tips about washing items with labels as well as suggestions on where to place labels and how to apply them.  It really is quite an easy process.  These labels are not toys, so they should be applied by an adult.  Once your child’s supplies are labeled he or she will be a very proud owner of some fun school supplies!

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Save 25% on your entire Label Daddy order!  This is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFG25 at checkout. http://www.USFG25.labeldaddy.com/

I received the Disney Cars Label Daddy labels featured in this post for review purposes.   All opinions are mine alone.

 

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Nuby Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-it Cup

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Nuby has used its patented No-Spill soft silicone straw to create a must have cup for active kids.  The Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-it cup is an easy to use cup in an attractive package.  Simply pop the lid and you are ready to enjoy a cold drink!  Best of all, this cup does not leak.  The Nuby Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-it cup comes in several modern designs and colors.  The base of this cup is also well designed.  It prevents any liquid from creating water rings on any surface and also minimizes damage when the cup is dropped…..and we all know how often kids drop their cups!  The Nuby Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-it has proven to be both durable and functional.  This cup surprisingly still looks as good as new after being used regularly for months now.

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The Nuby Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-it 9oz cup is my daughter’s constant companion.  The attached lid makes it easy for to keep the straw clean for drinking no matter where we take it.  This is a nice feature since we spent the majority of our summer at the ball park watching her big brothers play baseball.  Ice water remains nice and cold inside the insulated stainless steel and the straw is very easy to drink from.  In fact, my daughter has no problem sipping every last drop of water from this cup.

Buy It!

The Nuby Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-it 9oz cup is available for purchase at Toys R Us.

I received a Nuby Insulated Stainless Steel No-Spill Flip-it 9oz cup for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Moms and Moms-to-Be Must-Read Book!

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There is something special about the act of coloring.  It has always allowed me to let go and forget my surroundings while focusing all of my energy on the image in front of me.  As a child I could color for hours and my enjoyment in the activity has never faded.  Coloring is not just for kids.  Doubleday Books for Young Readers must agree because it released a fabulous new coloring book designed just for moms!  This is such a fun and brilliant idea.  Coloring for Moms and Moms-to-Be is a beautiful coloring book designed to encourage moms to take a moment and relax.

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The Coloring for Moms and Moms-to-Be coloring book has a pretty gold binding and classically beautiful cover.  The size of this book is roughly 8×8 so it easily fits inside a larger purse or diaper bag.  This unique coloring book is filled with detailed drawings for you to bring to life with the colors of your choosing.  That’s what makes coloring so fun and inspiring.  There is no wrong choice.  Create a picture using any colors you wish and enjoy your creation!  The Coloring for Moms and Moms-to-Be coloring book is a simple way to really encourage creativity and inspire moms to let go of daily stresses and embrace a moment of quiet.  I have always enjoyed coloring and as a mom I now have many wonderful memories of coloring with my kids.  Therefore, coloring has always been a happy activity for me.  Now that I have my very own mom coloring book just for me, I can also enjoy coloring during my “me” time.   The babies are napping, so I will just be over here drinking my coffee and coloring.  Its time for mom to relax.

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Enjoy a moment of calm with your very own, Coloring for Moms and Moms-to-Be, book.  This beautiful coloring book is a must have for all moms.  This coloring book would make a great gift for expecting moms as well.  We can all use a distraction and a moment of calm when our bodies are stressed with pregnancy!

 

I received a copy of the Coloring for Moms and Moms-to-Be coloring book for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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SmartPlanet Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit Review & Giveaway

mealkitSPAvoid overeating and making unhealthy food choices with the help of the SmartPlanet Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit.  With the combination of the meal planner and portion control food containers, this kit encourages you to eat from all of the necessary food groups without the concern of portion control.  The perfect portion containers allow you to easily and quickly prepare a meal with the right portion sizes of each food group.  No need to count calories or carbs!  This kit also includes an ice pack, reusable spork and a convenient bag to hold it all.  This makes the SmartPlanet Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit easy to use at work or on the go as well as at home.

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SmartPlanet Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit comes with 7 color coded portion containers that are also labeled for specific food categories.  All of the bases of these containers are microwave safe; however, the lids are not.  The convenience of these labeled and color coded containers is beyond smart.  The size of each container helps you avoid preparing to large of a meal.  There have been so many meals where I overate simply because I didn’t realize I packed so much food in my food container.  It is so easy to eyeball leftovers in a container and think it is one serving and in reality, you have packed enough for the entire family!  Not only does the Smart Planet Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit keep me from overeating but it has me consistently eating well-balanced meals.

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These 7 colorful containers can be life changing.

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The SmartPlanet Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit is available for purchase online at the SmartPlanet website.

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a SmartPlanet Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on September 6, 2016.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

I received a Smart Planet Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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