Nuby Storage Bowls and Feeding Spoon Set

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The Nûby Storage Bowls with Feeding Spoon set is a super convenient food storage solution that help make feeding babies and toddlers easier.  The Nûby Storage Bowls with Feeding Spoon set comes with four bowls and lids and a coordinating feeding spoon.  This set gets used on a daily basis in our home.  I absolutely love the convenient size of these bowls.  They are perfect for storing baby cereal, baby food, and more.  My daughter usually eats half of a yogurt each day, so I always store the second half of her yogurt in a Nuby storage bowl.  These Nuby storage bowls are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe.  These bowls work great for many non-baby food items as well.  I love to fill these cups with small trail mixes or my son’s favorite treat, yogurt covered raisins!  These storage bowls will be used long after my baby girl is too old for baby food!

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The feeding spoon that comes with the storage bowls has a long handle that makes it easy to scoop food out of taller jars.  I love the long handle simply because my hand does not end up in the food when I am scooping out the bottom of the container.  Little conveniences like these make feeding time so much easier and less messy!  My baby girl also loves to try to feed herself.  This spoon is easy for her to hold and the narrow scoop fits nicely in her mouth.

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The Nuby Storage Bowls with Feeding Spoon can be purchased online at Baby Earth and BuyBabyDirect.

I am proud to be a Nûby Mommy Blogger!  I received a Nûby Storage Bowls and Feeding Spoon set for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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ENJOY Sulfate Free Hydrating Duo Review & Giveaway

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Quench Your Hairs Thirst with ENJOY Hydrating Hair Care!  If you really think about it, there are several different ways we can dry out our precious locks.  Heat treatments such as curling irons, straighteners, and blow dryers can leave hair crying out for moisture.    This summer I started using ENJOY Sulfate Free Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner.  This dynamic duo is perfect for dry, coarse, curly, or chemically treated hair.  ENJOY Sulfate Free Hydrating Shampoo helps eliminate frizz and moisturizes my hair.  While the conditioner leaves my long wavy hair feeling smooth and easy to comb.  This hydrating duo helps moisturize my hair and the sulfate-free formula is an added plus.  I started using sulfate-free hair care products a few years ago and now that is all I use.

ENJOY Sulfate Free Hydrating Shampoo contains Guar Hydrxypropyltrimonium. Naturally derived from the Guar tree, this cationic conditioning agent is used to soften hair and scalp. Soy protein works to smooth and hydrate while silk protein seals and smoothes the cuticle. Dimethicone adds smoothness and shine and avocado oil soothes the hair shaft, locks in moisture, lubricates and helps detangle hair.

ENJOY Hydrating Conditioner contains Wheat Amino Acids, which attracts and locks in moisture to the hair shaft while Hydrolyzed Soy Protein acts as a smoothing and moisturizing agent. Avocado oil smoothes hair locks in the moisture and works as a natural detangler.

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win an ENJOY Prize Pack which consists of Hydrating Sulfate-Free Shampoo & Conditioner!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on August 12, 2014.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

I was provided product information as well as ENJOY Sulfate Free Hydrating Shampoo, and Conditioner for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

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RUUM American Kid’s Wear Summer Sale!

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RUUM fun fashionable clothing for both boys and girls.  The best part about this stylish clothing line is that the clothing feels soft and fits comfortably.  RUUM has a great selection of clothing online but if you have a store near you, I highly recommend shopping there as well.  It is the one store my kids actually get excited about shopping in and I can’t say I blame them.  The sales people are great and the store atmosphere is fun.

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Both of my boys have a closet full of RUUM tees.  They are super soft and my boys love to wear them.  This is extremely important because my kids will not wear clothing if they find it uncomfortable.  I love knowing when I buy a shirt at RUUM, my kids will definitely wear it.  No more battles over clothing or wasted money!  Not only do my boys love RUUM clothing, but they also love their accessories.  My boys have spent the entire spring and summer playing outside in RUUM Sporty Slip On shoes.  These shoes are available in three fun colors but my boys both chose the bluefish color.  They are easy to put on and take off and can be worn with or without socks.  The white decorative edging rubs off of the shoes with wear but we still like the way they look and my kids constantly get compliments on these shoes.  I hope RUUM carries these shoes every summer because we love them!

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Since I had my baby girl last year, I have been having so much fun shopping the girls clothing at RUUM.  My baby girl wore a RUUM dress on her first birthday and she has been sporting several cute RUUM outfits throughout the past year.  In fact, she just wore an adorable stars and stripes RUUM swimming suit for the 4th of July.  I am also loving the denim shirts and dresses at RUUM.  My baby girl has been wearing the Denim Lace Top all summer long.  It is so adorable.  I am secretly jealous that I can’t get this same top in my size!  RUUM recently sent my baby girl the Denim Shirt Dress and this denim piece is equally adorable.  The dress is a tad big on her yet because it is a size 2 and her Denim Lace Top is only 18 months, but you can’t deny its cuteness even being a little big yet!  Also, judging by Little Miss C’s behavior, I think it is safe to say she is quite comfortable wearing this dress.  She spent the morning reading, singing, and climbing and never once was bothered by the dress or the belt.  When she took notice of the belt on her dress, my little fashionista just went searching for necklaces to wear as well.

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Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs earned an honorary doctorate degree in Humanities at Howard University.  Daughter D’Lila congratulated her “Dr. Dad” in a RUUM American Kid’s Wear sweater and Nina purse. I saw that sweater in our local RUUM store and it is the perfect companion to any cute top or dress.

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Such a sweet picture. Years from now they can hopefully capture the same picture but with D’ Lila sporting the cap and gown!

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RUUM American Kid’s Wear is available online at the RUUM website as well as in RUUM stores.  Be sure to check out the Summer Sale going on right now.  You can score 40% off some great items so this is a great time to shop!

I was provided RUUM American Kids Wear shirts and dress for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

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MAM Trainer Cup Review & Giveaway

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I am a huge fan of MAM products.  We use several different oral care items as well as a variety of MAM sippy cups.  My baby girl and recently fell in love with the MAM Trainer Cup…for different reasons of course.  My one year old loves how easily she can hold and drink form this cup.  As a mom, I find this cup design to be simply brilliant.  This innovative cup has two different styles spouts to help your little one master his or her drinking skills.  Both of these spouts are soft which I find to be a must have for a first sippy cup.  The first spout is quite similar to a baby bottle nipple and/or breast nipple.  This truly makes this a great first cup for any baby.  Since my baby girl never took a bottle, I was surprised at how quickly she took to this cup.  We now only use the second spout for the MAM Trainer Cup since my baby girl is technically a toddler now.

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The MAM Trainer Cup is extremely easy to fill and clean.  The handles make the Trainer Cup easy to hold and when your child does not need them any more, you can easily remove they can simply come off.  The MAM Trainer Cup even comes with a dust cap.  This has come in handy since my daughters Trainer Cup goes everywhere with us!  I always like to have a cup of water for my little girl and having a cup to keep over the drinking spout helps keep her cup clean and ready to use.  One of my favorite features of this cup is the spill-proof spout.  When a sippy cup does not leak and the child can actually get liquid out of the spout, that makes for a winning combination.

MAM knows life as a parent can get hectic.  With summer finally here, MAM is going to give you a much deserved chance to relax for a change.  Head to their Facebook page and share what your ideal staycation would be – date nights while a babysitter watches the kids?  Luxurious days at the spa and shopping sprees at the mall?  – and you could win a $2,000 Staycation package on MAM!

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Enter here: http://bit.ly/MAMsummerstaycation Deadline to enter is 7/31/2014.

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MAM Trainer Cups are available for purchase online at MAMBaby.  All MAM products are BPA-free, lead-free, PVC-free, Phthalate-free and CPSIA compliant.  Sign up for MAM Club to receive info on exclusive contests, new product introductions and more!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a MAM Trainer Cup!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on July 31, 2014.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada.  The winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

I received product information as well as a MAM trainer cup for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of the experience I had with the product I reviewed.  Prize is provided by MAM and will be shipped via the sponsor of this giveaway.

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Keep Momming

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

The relationship that exists between mothers and daughters is unlike any other. It has many unique moments, memories, and yes, even challenges along the way. The relationship dynamic can be even trickier when your daughter is in those tween-age years. What can be even more difficult is when some people dismiss certain behaviors as “typical tween girl behavior” when those behaviors can be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Since inattentive symptoms can be less noticeable than hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, it is important that moms know what to look for.

 

I’m proud to be joining forces with Shire, CHADD and Holly Robinson Peete to announce the launch of keep momming, a new public service initiative geared towards the moms of tween girls to raise awareness of ADHD.

 

The campaign is anchored within a new digital hub, KeepMomming.com, where you’ll find tips, tools and other go-to resources for moms, including a checklist to help recognize the symptoms of ADHD – inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity – and then encourages moms to talk to their daughter’s doctor. The keep momming initiative can help moms learn about ADHD and provide ideas on how to spark a conversation and stay connected with their tween.

 

Don’t miss Holly’s message about the keep momming initiative http://goo.gl/3tqd5q, and be sure to check out the website at KeepMomming.com.

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Kids Relief Gas & Colic Oral Solution Review

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Watching your baby cry uncontrollably is not an easy thing to do.  When a baby is experiencing the unwelcome symptoms of Colic, it is often quite difficult for parents to ease the discomfort caused by gas or Colic.  Not being able to sooth baby’s cries leaves parents feeling helpless and everyone exhausted!  Kids Relief Gas & Colic Oral Solution is a homeopathic medicine that is designed to relieve gas pain in infants and children ages 0 to 9 years of age.

Kids Relief Gas & Colic Oral Solution has a raspberry flavor and comes with a free dropper.  The dropper makes it easy to measure the dosage and give this medicine to young children.  Best of all, the dosage is quite small so I don’t have to struggle getting large amounts of medicine in my children when they are already fussy and uncomfortable.  When your little one’s discomfort starts, try Kids Relief Gas & Colic Oral Solution.  Before the medicine can even do its job, my little ones and I immediately get comfort by the fact we are taking action to sooth their discomforts.  I actually keep our Kids Relief Gas & Colic Oral Solution in our kids’ travel bag.  We can still use it at home when  needed, and if we leave home for the weekend I am always prepared if someone needs gas relief.

This homeopathic medicine helps relieve symptoms associated with colic:

• intestinal gas

• abdominal pain

• bloating

• nausea

• burping

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Kids Relief Gas & Colic Oral Solution retails for $8.99 and can be purchased at CVS locations nationwide.

 

I received the Kids Relief Gas & Colic Oral Solution and product information for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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Exederm: Ultra Sensitive Skin Care

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Exederm has two separate product lines;  one for babies and children and another for adults.  These to product lines may be designed with two different age groups in mind, but all exederm products are far from average.  In fact, all exederm products avoid harsh chemicals as well as the following:

  • NO FRAGRANCE
  • NO PARABENS
  • NO LANOLIN
  • NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL
  • NO LANOLIN
  • NO COLOR OR DYES
  • NO (SLS) SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
  • NO (CAPB) COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
  • NO PHTHALATESNO PROPYLENE GLYCOL
  • NO COLOR OR DYES
  • NO (SLS) SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
  • NO (CAPB) COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
  • NO PHTHALATES

I love knowing when I reach for an exederm product, I am avoiding all of these unwanted ingredients!  This makes exederm a go to skin care brand for my entire family.

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Exederm baby products help keep my baby girl’s skin fresh, clean, and smooth as silk.  Little Miss Charlotte has pretty sensitive skin.  If I don’t wash her clothing in unscented laundry detergent, she usually breaks out in a rash.  If I use scented bath products on her soft baby skin, we get the same result.  I started using exederm Baby Shampoo on her soft scalp when she was a newborn.  This non-irritating formula worked wonders on her cradle cap!  Now she has much more hair and as it continues to grow, exederm Baby Shampoo leaves her hair clean and soft.

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I only use a dime size amount of baby shampoo when washing my kid’s hair.  The first time I washed my younger son’s hair, I used a little more (a nickel size drop) since he has pretty long hair.  That was way more than I needed!  I put this ultra sensitive non-irritating formula to the test that day because we had shampoo suds everywhere…including all over his face.  Good news is this shampoo did not bother him at all and we had no tears!

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Exederm Eczema Wash is a gentle formula that works great on my baby girl’s skin.  She never gets a rash when I bath her with her exederm Eczema Wash.  I actually put it right in her bath water as well as on the bath cloth I use to wash her skin.  I always start out by washing her face with the body wash.  The non-irritating formula is perfect for cleaning her hands and face!

My hubby unintentionally washed my son’s hair with body wash instead of the shampoo with pretty good results, so if you ever run out of shampoo the body wash is a good option when you find yourself without any shampoo!

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The mosquitoes are vicious here this summer and my son had a really bad reaction to a bite.  One of his knees swelled up a lot.  The funny thing is he had a big bite on his other knee as well….but no swelling.  The doctor said I should simply put hydrocortisone cream on the bite to help reduce swelling.  I covered his swollen knee with our  exederm Flare Control Cream and covered it with a large bandage.  The next morning his swelling was gone!  The cream helped relieve the inflammation and his itchy red skin, and best of all it did the job without Parabens!

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Visit the exederm website to get a $1 off coupon to use toward your next exederm purchase.  Buy any 3 exederm products on their website and receive 20% off your order!  Use coupon code Save20 at checkout.  Also, shipping is FREE to the US and CAN when you make a $50 purchase.

I received exederm Flare Control Cream, Baby Eczema Wash, and Baby Shampoo for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

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Orkin Bug Wisdom Backyard Explorers Kit Giveaway


When life hands you dung, just roll with it.

Summer is here and Orkin has some amazing “Bug Wisdom” for you to soak in!

At Orkin, we never stop learning. Our new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.

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s Backyard Explorers Kit!One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win this Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit consisting of the following items:
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses
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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on July 20, 2014.  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.

This post is sponsored by Orkin.  I received no compensation for this post.  Orkin provided product information as well as the prize for the giveaway.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Penguin On Vacation Review & Giveaway

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Author, Salina Yoon, may have created the sweetest fictional character ever when she created Penguin.  We first fell in love with this adorable penguin in 2012 when we got to follow him on his first adventure in the book, Penguin and Pinecone.  With each new adventure Penguin continues to show my children how to be a wonderful friend.  This thoughtful and caring Penguin has a generous heart and makes new friends wherever he goes.  My son absolutely adores his Penguin books.  We read at least one Penguin book a day if not more. Plus, my 6 year old can read these stories on his own so I find him reading (or cuddling) his Penguin books throughout the day and night!

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Maybe little A is dreaming about going on vacation with Penguin:)

Penguin on Vacation is the second of Salina Yoon’s three books featuring Penguin.  In this story Penguin goes on vacation and meets a new friend.  Penguin’s new friend, Crab, shows Penguin how to have fun in a warm tropical environment, and when Penguin’s vacation comes to an end Crab decides he is in need of a vacation as well.  When Penguin returns home, he gets to then show Crab how to have fun in a cold environment.  This is a great story of friendship and I love how you get to see these two friends introduce each other to new experiences.  Building lasting friendships will help shape and mold your children and their experiences and Penguin is a great example of a great friend any child would benefit from having in his or her life!

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Penguin On Vacation would make a fabulous summer read for your little one!  This book is so sweet and will melt your heart each time you read it.  You can purchase Penguin On Vacation online at many retailers such as, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a copy of Penguin On Vacation!
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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on July 18, 2014.  This giveaway is open to residents in both 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 was provided a copy of Penguin On Vacation for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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The Lego Movie Giveaway And Awesome Blog App!

The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.  My son was lucky enough to get to see this movie in the theaters, but I have yet to see it.  It looks like a fun movie and I can’t wait to watch it on Blu-Ray!  Have you seen The Lego Movie yet?  Whether you have seen the movie yet or not, this blog app truly is awesome!  It was so easy and fun to create a GIF using this app.  Create your own GIF and it will be uploaded to YouTube automatically!

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Everything is Awesome!  Including this giveaway!  One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a copy of The Lego Movie on Blu-ray!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on July 1, 2014.  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.

This post is sponsored by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.   Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided product information and the prize for this giveaway.  I received no compensation for this post and all opinions are mine alone.

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