Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kiddy Click'n Move 3 Stroller Giveaway {Ends 8/21}


Welcome to Everything Mommyhood's Click'n Move 3 Stroller Giveaway!

Hosted by: Everything Mommyhood 

Sponsored by: Kiddy

This stylish and lightweight stroller has a modern design and provides many features for a pleasant walk with your little one. The Kiddy Click’n Move 3 offers the highest standards of safety and is easy to fold when you are on the go. This stroller comes in 4 great colors, black, stone, walnut, and cranberry. kiddyclick 
Check out Everything Mommyhood's Kiddy Click'n Move 3 Review!

A good stroller is essential for every family of little ones. The Kiddy Click'n Move 3 is definitely full of all the bells and whistles to get you through the newborn stage to toddlehood!

The Kiddy Click'n Move 3 offers the highest standards of safety and is easy to fold when you are on the go. Safety Adjustable 5-point harness with comfortable belt padding includes 3D mesh material that prevents from sweating and ensures maximum safety. Bumper bar can be easily removed. Easy to Operate Stylish and lightweight thanks to the aluminum frame. Easy to fold and unfold with seat unit attached and can be stored in an upright position. The frame's cover can be removed easily by the use of zippers. Comfort Smooth and comfortable ride for your child due to the front and rear wheel suspension design.

The Kiddy Click'n Move 3 has a lot of great features:
  • Versatility - This stroller has an adjustable handle (approx. 33”-46”) and has a reversible seat unit for front and rear facing.
  • Safety - Adjustable 5-point harness with comfortable belt padding includes 3D mesh material that prevents from sweating and ensures maximum safety. Bumper bar can be easily removed.
  • Easy to Operate - Stylish and lightweight thanks to the aluminum frame. Easy to fold and unfold with seat unit attached and can be stored in an upright position. The frame's cover can be removed easily by the use of zippers.
  • Comfort - Smooth and comfortable ride for your child due to the front and rear wheel suspension design.
  • Dimensions - Folded (rear wheels taken off): approx. 13" x 20" x 36" Unfolded: approx. 43" x 24" x 41"
  • Weight - Chassis: approx. 17.5 lbs. Seat unit: approx. 8.75 lbs.
  • Standard Features - The Click'n Move 3 has a big protective sunroof with hard-wearing textiles that silently adjusts and its spacious basket is practical for a diaper bag, a purse and the adaptors for your infant carrier.
Win It!
One lucky reader will win a Kiddy Click'n Move 3 Stroller in the color of their choice, valued at $399.99!

Entrants must be a US Resident, 18 and up only. All winning entries will be verified Winner will be notified via email, and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Giveaway begins 8/1/2013 at 1am CST and ends 8/21/2013 at 11:59pm CST Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Round Up This Month at JCPenney In Support of BGCA

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Dearest readers, I'm excited to share with you all that I'm a Boys & Girls Club Back-to-School Ambassador! Boys & Girls Club of America and their after-school programs have been helping kids around the country for over 100 years through programs and activities related to education, leadership, arts, fitness and other specialized programs. They are literally changing the future for many youth today, so please continue reading so you can find out how to help!

BGCA's mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

A Boys & Girls Club Provides:

A safe place to learn and grow...

Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...

Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...

Hope and opportunity.

As families get ready to send their kids back to school in the coming weeks, many are also making preparations for after-school care. I'm blessed to be able to stay at home with Buddy, but I know most families have working parents that need a safe environment for their kids after school. Of course any parent would want that for their kids! The programs at BGCA not only give kids a safe option for after-school care, but also a multitude of educational opportunities that keep kids learning and off the streets. To continue to offer these programs, BGCA rely on your generosity.

BGCA has partnered with JCPenney for the JCPenney Cares Round Up Campaign. During the month of July, if you round-up your purchase to the nearest whole dollar at JCPenney registers, you can help make a difference in supporting afterschool programs at Boys & Girls Clubs across the US. 100% of donations raised will go towards BGCA which we all know is a wonderful way to help kids. Over the last five years, JCPenney’s consumer campaign has raised millions for more than 500 Clubs around the country.
Perhaps you have some back to school shopping still to do? Despite being a homeschooling family, Buddy will still need some warmer fall clothing so I'm sure we'll end up at JCPenney for a few things. They're deals are great, especially at back-to-school season.

We can help America's young people reach their full potential through programs like BGCA. Would you consider shopping at JCPenney today and 'rounding up' your purchase? Let me know if you do -- you'll get a virtual hug from me! 

 For more information on the BGCA and JCPenney Cares Round Up Campaign, please check out

Monday, July 29, 2013

Our Experience with Day Out With Thomas at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton, California

Thank you to Day Out With Thomas for sponsoring today's discussion. I received free tickets to attend a DOWT event for with my family. However, this is my completely honest opinion and may be different from yours.

This past week we headed to the California Central Coast for a few days of relaxing family fun. After hanging out as beach bums for a couple days at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, we had the pleasure of switching gears on Friday. We went with total Thomas immersion for Buddy with the Day Out With Thomas event at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton, California. {Day Out With Thomas will still be in Felton the weekend of August 2-4! For more event locations, check here.}
Upon arrival we were given a map with an event schedule to keep up with all the fun things to do. The main event was the ride with Thomas which lasted 25 minutes. It was incredibly fun for Buddy (despite the look on his face!), and going through the Redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains was beautiful.


Other than having a specific time of departure for our train ride with Thomas at 11:45am, we had free reign before and after to participate in The Imagination Station activities.

Along with these activities there was also face painting, a Thomas theater with Thomas videos, storytelling, bounce houses, a bubble station, a magic/juggling show, and of course, shopping for Thomas and Friends toys and gear.

Perhaps one of the most anticipated parts of the whole day for some kids is getting to meet Sir Topham Hatt! Buddy completely chickened out so we didn't get to see him. Poor kid had been talking about this day for weeks. But when it came down to it and actually being there, he was totally overwhelmed for most of the day. Hence, the lack of smiling photos! All he wanted to do was play at the train tables, but there were only two trains at each of the tables (there were five tables or so) which was hard with so many kids there. However, I'm sure you can see how easy it is to spend a whole day at this event. We were there from about 10:45 to 3.

I highly recommend arriving at any Day Out With Thomas event as soon as they open and before the crowds roll in. Since we arrived an hour before our scheduled train departure (11:45 am), we were able to participate in a few activities while there waited. When we returned from our train ride the crowd had doubled! However, Buddy eased up after the train ride and wasn't in such a mood so he wanted to do more activities that he didn't want to do earlier. Overall he loved the whole experience and is already talking about next year!

Roaring Camp Railroads also has lots to see in itself, from the General Store to their other trains and historical areas. It felt like we had stepped back in time a bit!

This was a steam engine that apparently came from Hawaii and only runs during Day Out With Thomas every year. It ran just a short way to the far parking lot and back about every ten minutes. Buddy insisted on riding it a couple times, just because. He was officially on cloud nine after such a train-filled day.

Are you going to be in the Santa Cruz area this weekend? Day Out With Thomas will be running for one more weekend, August 2-4! Otherwise, Roaring Camp Railroads has a couple train ride options, including a Beach Train that goes all the way down the mountain to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. We're hoping to ride that one next time we visit the California Central Coast!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sponsored: Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice – A New Head Lice Resource for Parents

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Every parent hopes to avoid dealing with head lice, but much like taxes, some things can’t always be avoided. In the United States alone, an estimated six to 12 million head lice infestations occur each year in school aged children.[i] If you are facing head lice after your child returns home from camp, there are resources available to help!

The Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice website is driven by experts who are also moms, so they get it. The site features basic information on the little critters like symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment options, and a variety of tools including:

  • The Headfirst! Lice Experience video allows you to choose your experience, whether it be you’re not sure you have lice, or you just want to get rid of them:

It’s important to remember the most common way to spread head lice is head-to-head contact. Thinking ahead with things like teaching your child to avoid sharing brushes or hats is a good start.

So if you’re trying to get rid of head lice post-camp, or a parent who always likes to be prepared for next season, visit Headfirst!Expert Advice on Lice for more information.

[i] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parasites: Lice: Head Lice: Frequently Asked Questions. Accessed October 12, 2012.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Keeping Cool with Little Bites Ice Pop Molds from Kinderville {Review}

We're well into summer and I'm so over this month-long major heat wave here in California. I'm running out of indoor activities for my outdoor loving boy and I loathe the thought of spending another afternoon in the backyard watching him play with the hose while he soaks everything (including myself while he's at it). That wouldn't be too bad but it's so hot that the water is a tad bit warm and not so, I've been trying to keep things fun inside as much as possible with art projects, playing cars with mommy and making LEGO houses. But it's not enough!! Kids just love being outside so we needed a solution to keep us cool. That's where Kinderville, which makes reusable silicone food storage and serving ware, has helped out a lot. 

Welcome to the little things that have saved my sanity. Little Bites Ice Pop Molds are silicone popsicle molds with a tapered design for easy and clean eating of any homemade frozen treat. They are available as a set of four in bright, fun colors. Just fill with whatever fresh ingredients you'd like, pop the lid on, and put in the freezer! You can squeeze the bottom like a tube of toothpaste to bring the yummy goodness up as you eat it. I typically don't buy store-bought frozen treats (except for natural ice creams), so these are a great solution for our family.

Each mold holds about 3.5 ounces which is equivalent to most of those fruit puree pouches you see on the market today. So, that makes them a perfectly satisfying, portioned treat for little ones (ummm, and me too!). I like that they are dishwasher safe, but I opt to hand wash these since I'm a total perfectionist and I have to get the inside corners myself. The lids fit very snugly which is perfect because I know Buddy won't be able to open it if he's feeling sneaky. :)

Due to the excellent design of these molds, they're also great for creamy pops too! You know, like a frozen yogurt tube? Unfortunately I had no yogurt to mix with my pureed organic peaches, so I opted for a really yummy treat instead. Vanilla ice cream! I just threw it all into my blender, poured it into the molds, put them in the freezer and viola! A delicious frozen treat for a hot day. Practically any fruit combo pureed in a blender will work, and Buddy likes to join in the fun and help me make them. There are so many combinations that the possibilities are endless!

I'm cautious about any material that's not glass when it comes to food storage. However, silicone is on my safe material list if it's not being heated, so I'm not concerned with the safety of these at all. Besides, silicone is much safer that plastic any day in my book, and these molds are BPA-free, pthalate-free, lead-free, and non-leaching. The reusable aspect of these make them a practical addition to any kitchen, and frozen treats in these molds can be enjoyed by the whole family. We're really glad we discovered Kinderville!

Price: Little Bites Ice Pop Molds (set of four) - $17.99
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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review for free. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Show Your Love :: July is National Park and Recreation Month!

Thank you to US Family Guide and the National Recreation and Park Association for sponsoring today's discussion.
Did you know this July is National Park and Recreation Month? Your local parks are encouraging everyone to come out this month and experience all the wonderful aspects of parks and recreation!

 Nationwide, recreation departments have organized events and activities to help families spend quality time together, enjoy nature and get active. This provides a great opportunity to not only make the most of the beautiful weather, but also to take a stand against the obesity epidemic and technology trends that consistently keep more kids indoors and living less active lifestyles.

As part of Park and Recreation Month, the National Recreation and Park Association is encouraging everyone to show the love for local parks and recreation and wants everyone to answer the question, "I Love my Parks and Recreation Because..." You can fill in the blank social media poster that can be filled in and shared, and enter in a fun month-long weekly photo contest that encourages everyone to show and share the LOVE for local parks! The NRPA website includes information on all of the above initiatives, free downloadable resources as well as a calendar of events scheduled nationwide.

In an effort to get out and do this summer, as a family we created a Summer Bucket List. It includes a lot of outdoor activities, new places, and fun events that are put on by our local Park and Recreation department. It's been fun to say the least, and it's been an absolute joy to spend such quality time with my husband and son. As a new homeschooling family (and just trying to get out more too), we're finding an abundance of educational opportunities in our back yard through local parks, museums and events and it doesn't end with summer! This week we'll actually be heading out to Santa Cruz for a few days, and I have a couple State Parks on our list to stop by. We're also hoping to visit the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento in the near future. We went last year and Buddy was absolutely enthralled! You know how much he loves his trains.

This summer we're getting out and creating more memories like these from years past at local parks. Are you? Some of your fondest memories are probably of a summertime adventure as a kid. So let's give those experiences and memories to our kids too. 


Sunday, July 21, 2013

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