Saturday, March 31, 2012

Smart Wav Baby Sleep System Giveaway









SmartWav Babies is an amazing BabySleep CD System that can get fussy/crying babies to stop crying.  There website says that the DVD's:
  • Can stop crying instantly
  • Allows babies to feel safe and lower stress and agitation
  • Babies fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer
  • So powerful, it's been selected for clinical study!
My thoughts:
The Cd's are very peaceful to listen to.  They combine soothing instrumental music to very subtle womb sounds.  I had to listen really closely to identify the sounds that baby heard in utero but they were present.   It definitely put me to sleep the first night I listened to it.  Then, I had my friend try it out on her 3 month old baby.  He was waking a lot at night and she was hoping this might help him to stay asleep a bit longer.  She said that he slept for longer stretches at night while listening to the Smart Wav music.  She did say that it was most useful during nap time when he would wake too soon and fuss.  It helped him get into a deeper REM sleep.
I also tried it on my six year old.  We only had it on for a few minutes and she wanted it off.  She said that the music sounded sad.  So, it didn't work on her but seems to be a great soother for  babies and some adults too:)


They also have a MusicMath CD that offers early learning through a breakthrough new "tonal technology" that is clinically observed to promote brain wiring which gives babies an advanced opportunity to understand basic MATH and PHYSICS concepts

You can purchase The BabySleep Complete System here: Buy 3-CD Set: $59.97


You can enter to win a BabySleep CD or MusicMath CD. from Smart Wav:

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ABCmouse.com has Educational Games for Pre-School Children

ABCmouse.com Early Learning AcademyHave you been looking for educational games for your preschooler to play that prepares them for school?  Check out ABCmouse.com.  It's an online early learning academy for kids between the ages of 2 and 6. 


ABCmouse.com has over 3,500 games and activities that revolves around the subject areas of reading, mathematics, social studies, beginning science, art and music. There are more than 350 custom lesson plans spanning six academic levels—all tailored to supplement and support preschool, pre-k and kindergarten programs. 


My six year old still enjoys playing and learning using this website and I know a few friends with 3 and 4 year old children that are excited that their pre-schoolers are learning so much on the computer. There is a virtual reward system where they earn points and can shop in the virtual store which is pretty motivating for kids.
The video below will show you more about this awesome site.


I have only been reading and hearing positive things about ABCmouse.  I think it''s refreshing and a fun way for kids to learn.  To lear more about how you can sign up visit abcmouse.com.

Sea Buckthorn Oil to Heal Eczema and Dry Skin

Seed Oil


SEA BUCKTHORN SEED OIL

Sea buckthorn seed oil has long been used as a topical treatment to aid in the relief of skin conditions such as eczema, acne, rosacea, burns, and wounds AND as a traditional beauty treatment to preserve youthful skin tone and texture. It is a secret remedy to fight wrinkles and age spots so you may (or may not) want to share it with your friends.
Facial Cleanser
Our therapeutic grade organic seed oil will help restore damaged skin to its natural beautiful state.
  • Quick acting/readily absorbed
  • For all skin-types
  • Helps relieve Rosacea, Acne, Eczema
  • Helps diminish wrinkles/age-spots
  • Use to treat burns/wounds
  • Promotes skin recovery and healing
  • 100% CERES Organic
  • 10 ml bottle w/ dropper tip

I love this oil! Not only is it organic but it's also very nourishing.  I use it before bed and after cleansing my face.  I only use a few drops to massage into the skin.  This is a great natural treatment for eczema or dry skin.  It has very little smell and a little goes a long way.  

Sibu Beauty has other skin care products made from the sea buckthorn berry like their cream and facial cleanser.  


You can purchase the oil for $15.95 online or at stores such as GNC near you.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mom's Best Bet Monday

There are so many great ideas, reviews, and giveaways going on around the blogosphere that it is hard to remember them all. There is something new going on here every Monday that you can be a part of.


Let's share our BEST BET on the Linky or in the comments section below. It could be something you read about, an outrageous recipe, or maybe a product that is outstanding, or an amazing giveaway that you want to share about.

Whatever your best bet is, please share below and we will choose a few to shine in the "Mom's Best Bets Spotlight!"
Here are some best bets from last week to enter:
**March Madness Android Tablet 2.2, Ends 3/27, WW  

Non Toxic Nail Polish and Remover



Living in sunny Hawaii and always wearing "slippahs" (that's flip flops for all the non-locals) I go through a lot of toe nail polish. Four years ago, I learned more about the harmful chemicals in nail polish and tossed most of my rainbow chemical concoctions, to search for safer brands. Now, I am even more careful what I buy because my daughter want to paint her toes too.

I like Karma Organics own line of non-toxic, chemical-free (no toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP), and cruelty-free nail care products. They are a spa located in Ridgewood New Jersey (not too far from where I grew up).

Karma also carries an organic mixture soy Polish Remover that is 100% Biodegradable, soy and corn based, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, free of Petroleum, and all from crops which support American farming. They are packaged in recyclable glass bottles and comes in lavender, tea tree, or unscented.

This gives me another reason to fly back to the east coast...to go to this spa with my Jersey friends!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mom's Best Bet Monday

There are so many great ideas, reviews, and giveaways going on around the blogosphere that it is hard to remember them all. There is something new going on here every Monday that you can be a part of.

Let's share our BEST BET on the Linky or in the comments section below. It could be something you read about, an outrageous recipe, or maybe a product that is outstanding, or an amazing giveaway that you want to share about.

Whatever your best bet is, please share below and we will choose a few to shine in the "Mom's Best Bets Spotlight!"
Here are some best bets from last week to enter:

**Chanson Water Filtration System ($280) - 3/29  


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mom's Best Bet Monday

There are so many great ideas, reviews, and giveaways going on around the blogosphere that it is hard to remember them all. There is something new going on here every Monday that you can be a part of.


Let's share our BEST BET on the Linky or in the comments section below. It could be something you read about, an outrageous recipe, or maybe a product that is outstanding, or an amazing giveaway that you want to share about.

Whatever your best bet is, please share below and we will choose a few to shine in the "Mom's Best Bets Spotlight!"
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**$75 Paypal Cash - 3/14 


Friday, March 9, 2012

Handmade Kaleidoscope Gifts

Handmade Kaleidoscope Artistry


My daughter just loves looking through kaleidoscopes.  I loved to look at people's faces and at light to see the vibrant geometrical shapes it created when I was young. 
Kaleidoscopes aren't too easy to find in stores but Kaleidoscopes To You has a lot to choose from for people with varying budgets.  I received the Laminated Solid Wood Teleidoscope and was very pleased. 


It has a lovely wood pattern and looks like koa wood.  Actually, my friend asked if it was koa wood from Martin and MacArthur.  It looks perfect on my table and would also make a great gift for father's day, birthday, or pretty much any special occasion. 
5.5 Inch long Laminated Solid Woods Padauk Teleidoscope
My daughter uses it the most of course!
Laminated Solid Wood with Paduk and other Hardwoods TeleidoscopeThey carry engraved and brass Kaleidoscopes too.
Brass Kaleidoscope









Kaleidoscope Necklace in a All Shiny Silver Finish - Cross

They even have Kaleidoscope jewelry!
kaleidoscopestoyou.com

The Laminated Solid Wood Teleidoscope sells for $39.99 at KaleidoscopesToYou.com or you can find one that fits your preference. Connect with Kaleidoscopes to You on facebook and twitter.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fish Oil or Krill Oil?



What is Krill Oil


Krill Oil is the oil harvested from antarctic krill, a shrimp like crustacean that lives deep in the ocean. Scientists and doctors have discovered that ingesting this oil can have amazing affects on your body including a stronger heart, pain-free joints, a better mood, lower cholesterol, easier menstruation and overall better health.
Krill oil is a miraculous discovery from the deep pure waters of Antarctica that literally beats the pants off fish oil.  When tested head to head by an independent laboratory our Krill oil was found to be 54x more powerful in antioxidant activity than fish oil!

Four Great Reasons why Krill Oil beats the pants off fish oil:
More Omega 3s. Krill Oil contains the richest supply of DHA and EPA attached in phospholipid form. Phospholipids are much more absorbable by the body which means... more DHA and EPA at each serving.
Phospholipids. Krill Oil is rich in brain-essential "good fats" found in phospholipid form – the same as the human body which means there are no conversions or extra work the body needs to do. This makes absorption faster, easier and more effective. You won't get fish burps, upset stomach or unpleasant side effects from Krill Oil.
Antioxidant power. Krill Oil contains astaxanthin, the carotenoid that gives shrimp, krill, lobster and other foods their pink color. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant. Everest Nutrition Krill Oil has an ORAC value of 431 – 54X more antioxidant power than fish oil.
Purity. Krill are at the bottom of the food chain. They are virtually free of toxins, metals and other contaminants. Even better, Everest Nutrition Krill Oil is harvested and collected in its natural environment – the pristine waters of Antarctica!

Is Krill Oil safe?

Krill Oil is safe for almost everyone. If you are pregnant or are allergic to shellfish or seafood we recommend speaking to your doctor before taking Krill Oil.

My thoughts: I have taken Krill oil for a few weeks and haven't had any negative side effects.  I have heard so many good things about Krill oil and it has now replaced my use of fish oil.

The brand that I have been trying is from Everest Nutrition

Meet the Fairies DVD Giveaway




The Fairies is an enchanting, magical fantasy, come to life in pretty shades of pink.This live-action, musical series for preschoolers introduces two beautiful fairies, Harmony and Rhapsody. The Fairies explore Fairyland through play and adventure with their days full of magic, friends, giggles, singing and dancing and of course, fan-fairy-tastic fun!Fairyland is just brimming full of fan-fairy-tastic friends, so dust off your wings, wave your wand, and start getting to know them a little better!There’s the pretty purple fairy Harmony and her best friend, Rhapsody (who is always in pink)! Then we meet the yellow and black striped bee, Barnaby the Bizzy Buzzy Bee; their all-dancing, cake cooking friend, Elf the Fairy Cake Maker, and of course the ever perplexed Wizzy the Wizard (who never gets his spells right).Friends drop in from time to time – we meet Bubbles the Beach Fairy and Twinkle the Tooth Fairy, and of course the Tots (young fairies and elves in training); Melody, Jingles, Treble, Acorn and Buttercup.So many friends and so much fun in Fairyland!




My daughter actually spied this DVD the other week at Toys R Us. What little girl doesn't love pink dancing fairies? We watched it every day for the past five days. She absolutely loves it and has been dancing with the characters each time. It's really well done and a bargain at $5.99 on the Ncircle entertainment website.


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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mom's Best Bet Monday

There are so many great ideas, reviews, and giveaways going on around the blogosphere that it is hard to remember them all. There is something new going on here every Monday that you can be a part of.

Let's share our BEST BET on the Linky or in the comments section below. It could be something you read about, an outrageous recipe, or maybe a product that is outstanding, or an amazing giveaway that you want to share about.

Whatever your best bet is, please share below and we will choose a few to shine in the "Mom's Best Bets Spotlight!"
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