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Making Brushing Fun With #ACTKidsToothpaste

18 Jul

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ACT Kids Toothpaste but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

I was always thankful that my parents made sure I brushed twice a day, took me and my sister to regular dental checkups and told us how important it is to take care of our teeth. Till this day I make sure to brush, floss, rinse and continue with my dental checkups.

 

With four kids of my own I made sure I did the same thing. I can honestly say it wasn’t easy. Sometimes they brushed twice a day and sometimes they didn’t. I did however make sure they see their dentist for checkups. Flossing was another hard thing but as they got older it was part of their routine. Cavities were minimal and lots of dentist visits there weren’t any cavities at all. That made me very happy. They all loved rinsing with a good mouthwash and brushing with a great tasting toothpaste and a toothbrush that gets the job done.

 

New ACT Kids Toothpaste is now available for kids ages 2 years and older in both bubble gum and fruit punch flavors. The ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse is for kids ages 6 years and older. You can find the new Kids Act Toothpaste in select Walmart, Walgreens and Target locations.

According to a recent survey, nearly 4 in 10 moms (35%) say getting their kid(s) to brush their teeth is one of their most frustrating daily battles, in line with convincing their kid(s) to eat their vegetables (38%) and putting their kid(s) to bed at night (40%).

 

This survey was sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare and conducted online using Toluna’s QuickSurveys methodology between February 13, 2017 and February 14, 2017 among 1,150 moms with children between the ages of 2 and 12 in the USA. Respondents for Toluna QuickSurveys are selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Toluna surveys.

 

I was asked to have a party and give out toothbrushes, toothpaste, timers and other cool things included in my party pack. We love having strong, healthy teeth and love using products to keep them that way.For more info about oral care check out this link: ACToralcare.com/act-for-kids

For a product coupon click here: ACTKidsSavings.com

 

Top 3 Picks from New York Baby Show #MTBloggerLounge #ad

26 May

Attending the New York Baby Show at Pier 94 was fun this year. Don’t get me wrong it’s fun every year but this year there were more vendors, networking, space and the Momtrends Blogger Lounge was awesome and huge. This year I also got to record a video in the broadcast booth showcasing one of my favorite picks from the show. I’m not a mom of babies anymore but I go to the New York Baby Show for my readers to show them all things babies, what they should buy and also put on their registry. 

My day started with a Blogger Media breakfast with my kids and a few brands that talked to us one on one before the show opened. Ribbon cutting ceremony took place then we were off to speak to all the booths in attendance. 

Top three picks: 

1. My first pick was by Jujube. I spotted this bag from across the room and knew I had to have it. I am bag obsessed and I can literally open up a handbag shop. I still want this because it has so many pockets, keeps bottles warm if you use bottles, can be worn 3 different ways (handle, crossbody and backpack) Hello!!, and best of all Machine Washable. Yes you heard right. I also have a video of the bag where we talk about all the features that you can check out right here.: ​

2. Austlen Baby Co. is my second top pick. This stroller I picked is more like a mini van. It can hold so many things and the beachwheels can roll through the sand. Pack a few coolers on along with the kids, toys, soccer ball, bottles, diapers, etc.  I’ve included a video to show how it works and how easy it folds up without taken up lots of space in your home. Love it! 

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3. My third and final pick was the Canon EOS Rebel T7i. We all have to take pics of our pregnancy, kids and family so why not do it with this amazing piece of equipment. It’s small, touchscreen, 24.2 megapixels, built in Wi-Fi, and a flip out screen. I’ve been looking for a camera like this. On my wishlist. 

Disclosure: This is a compensated post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you to Momtrends for the invite and making our day fun as always. 

Family Funday Sunday At Madison Square Garden & NY Liberty #hosted

25 May

FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAYPRESENTED BY FIDELIS CARE

 

Bring the entire family to The Garden for an action packed afternoon cheering on the New York Liberty and participating in pregame and postgame activations and giveaways!

 

The Family Funday Sunday partial ticket package includes tickets to all six (6) Liberty home games on Sunday afternoons this season, which also features some of the most anticipated on court matchups this season, including the only trip of the year to The Garden for Phoenix and Seattle, and both home games against Washington.

 

Six Amazing Matchups Include:

 

· Sunday, June 4 vs. Phoenix Mercury @ 3 PM

· Sunday, June 11 vs. Seattle Storm @ 3 PM

· Sunday, July 16 vs. Washington Mystics @ 3 PM

· Sunday, August 13 vs. Los Angeles Sparks @ 3 PM

· Sunday, August 20 vs. Minnesota Lynx @ 3 PM

· Sunday, August 27 vs. Chicago Sky @ 3 PM
Some of the exciting activities to look foward to each week include:

 

· Fidelis Care Fun Zone on the concourse (face painting, pop-a-shot, crafts, photo booth, prize wheel) – offered every game

· Each week will have one fun activity including:

o On court photo with Maddie!

o Autograph sessions with Liberty players and coaches

o On court game of family knockout

For more info visit: http://liberty.wnba.com/2017-new-york-liberty-partial-ticket-plans/#family

Disclosure: Tickets were provided to the game for my honest review. 

New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway #MTBloggerLounge #ad

9 Apr

The 2017 New York Baby Show, on May 20 & 21 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 7th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. I am giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual. 

GIVEAWAY

10 free tickets are up for grabs for singles or families by clicking on this link. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-baby-show-may-20-21-2017-tickets-30329817300?discount=NicolPFree

50% OFF TICKET LINK

My readers can also enjoy 50% off any tickets (family or single) click on this link. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-baby-show-may-20-21-2017-tickets-30329817300?discount=NicolP50

Mythbusters & Illusion Exhibits At Liberty Science Center & Ticket Giveaway #MTMyth

6 Mar

We’ve been to the Liberty Science Center quite a few times now with Momtrends and the fun never ends. This time we were there to attend Mythbusters The Explosive Exhibition and Illusion Exhibit. 


What does Illusion mean? 

Illusion: something that looks or seem different from what it is; a misleading image presented to the vision. 

I was excited for this exhibit and the hands on Mythbusters exhibit as well. 

We ate lunch first then headed to the Mythbusters exhibit where we tested out our skills. We love mental challenges science in general and couldn’t wait to experiment. 

If you’ve ever seen the television program Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel upon enetering the exhibit you see different props from the show and interactive videos. Under the guidance of the scientific method, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is your chance to try the MythBusters’ unique “Put it to the Test” methodology for yourself.

I think trying to pull the tablecloth off the table without dropping the dishes was the most popular. My daughter actually did it and I got some on video. It was fun seeing everyone try to pull it off. It’s actually very simple.

The exhibition team filtered the  “rainwater” with glow-in-the-dark florescence, which is completely stainless and harmless, but stays on your body and shines under black light. It’s perfect for counting the number of raindrops that land on you. My kids enjoyed this. On one side a person walks and the other side a person runs and you find out at the end which one gets wet more, less or the same. 

You can have fun at Killer Card Toss, Dodge A Bullet- how fast you can dodge a bullet (don’t worry no bullets actually fly at you), Change Like A Superhero- how fast you can change in a phone booth like a super hero, Cliff Hanger- how long can you hang off the ledge of a building. 

The Illusions exhibit was just as fun. The exhibit includes optical, perceptual, and audio illusions. Science and art intersect in this mind-boggling, mesmerizing exhibition.

My daughter put her hand on a screen and it looked like bugs were crawling up her arm. Now if those were real bugs she wouldn’t have done it. She enjoyed it though. My son gazed into a mirror and watched himself morph into his inner animal. 

Take a look at the pictures to see what other Illusions we came across. 
Mythbusters The Explosive Exhibition will be at Liberty Science Center till September 4, 2017. Get your tickets. The Illusions Exhibit will also be there till August 27, 2017. For all ages. 


Check out the Liberty Science Center for all types of programs, and exhibits and fun. 

GIVEAWAY: Want to see how cool these exhibits are ? Liberty Science Center was kind enough to offer one of my readers a family 4-pack of tickets. Just leave a comment below letting me know what Exhibit you want to see. Winner announced March 13, 2017. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are ours 100% as always. Thank you to Momtrends for a fun science filled hands on day. 

Baking With @FreeRangeNellies Eggs 

26 Dec

My family and I enjoy eating scrambled eggs, egg omelets, baking and using eggs in different recipes. What eggs are you using in your recipes? Do you use organic, cage free, or hormone free?

Ive been using Nellie’s Free Range Eggs and love the taste and what goes into how they care for their hens.


Nellie’s Free Range Eggs believe happy hens lay better eggs and Certified Humane Free Range means letting our hens be…hens. All our hens live on real, small family farms, not industrial scale factories calling themselves farms. Free Range means there are no cages or enclosures, anywhere inside the barn. “Cage Free” cannot make the same claim. Our girls roam free and can head out to our spacious pastures anytime the weather is agreeable to engage in all their natural behaviors like roosting, dust bathing, scratching, and being social with one another.

 

Nellie’s contains no hormones and no antibiotics, and you and your readers can rest assured that you’re buying wholesome, humane eggs at a reasonable price. All of our farmers follow the strictest standards of humane animal treatment, safety, and environmental sustainability.

I decided to make chocolate chip cookies with the kids. We got our whisk out, animal cookie cutters and of course Nellie’s Free Range Eggs and got baking. The cookies were amazing and you can follow any chocolate cookie recipe and make sure to use Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. 

 

For more info visit http://www.nelliesfreerange.com, watch our recent Free Range Kids video or follow @FreeRangeNellie on Facebook or Twitter.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and swag was given to create my cookies. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Don’t Show Up Empty Handed. My Top 5 Hostess Gifts Found At BJ’s Wholesale Club

20 Dec

I love hosting parties just as much as I love attending them. Lots of hosts don’t expect to receive a hostess gift from their guests. I enjoy treating the host to something nice for all the time and hard work they put into throwing a great party. It makes me feel good when I receive a hostess gift. It can be anything from a bottle of wine to a pie, flowers or even a hand written card. 

I’ve got my top 5 hostess gifts you can bring with you to your next holiday party or any party you attend. These gifts are all under $50 and are stuffed with so many goodies you might just purchase an extra one to keep for yourself. 

The best gifts I’ve been finding are at BJ’s Wholesale Club. There hostess gift baskets will blow your mind NOT your pockets. 

I’ve got you covered from everything to hot chocolate, chocolate candy, coffee mugs, pretzels and kitchen goods.

1. Wellsley Farms Cocoa Gift Set. This 3-pack set comes in French Vanilla, Milk and White. $9.99 a great price. 

2. Godiva Holiday Duo Gift Set. Love this and so will your host. Get this 4- pack for $19.99 an incredible price. Give to 4 different hosts. 

3. Ghiradelli Premium Collection Tower. Only $19.99. 


4. Marble And Acacia Wood Cheeseboard is a must have. Only $19.99. 


5. Wellsley Farms Festive Holiday Chocolate-Covered Pretzels.Just $9.99.

See something you like above? If you’re not already a BJ’s Wholesale Club member, we’ve got some more great news. Their free 90 Day Membership offer is still good until December 31st. Simply print out the coupon at http://www.bjs.com and bring to the Members Services Desk at your local club.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine 100% as always. BJ’s makes it easy for me to do all my shopping in one place. Thank you for a wonderful year. 

ELLIE KRIEGER #RENEWLIFEPROBIOTICS LUNCH #ad 

12 Dec

Ellie Krieger, RDN, the rockstar culinary nutritionist, who is the host of “Ellie’s Real Good Food” show, author of several cookbooks, and a columnist for The Washington Post hosted a private lunch to talk about recent survey results that confirm most women consider a taboo topic — the gut. They say it’s a “yucky” word, but gut issues affect the entire body, from mood, to memory, immunity, digestion and more — prompting Renew Life Probiotics to start the “Get to Know Your Gut” campaign to better share the benefits.


Ellie revealed the surprising ways the gut impacts your readers’ overall health and wellness, and talked about her expert go-to guide for replenishing and infusing balance back into the gut. In addition to good-for-your-gut foods, Ellie shared her not-so-secret weapon of a healthy regimen of probiotics, and she even helped us create a personal probiotic mixture.


The “gut”is considered the core of your body’s overall health and well-being and can affect your entire body, including immunity, digestion and more. According to a recent survey, nearly three-quarters of women (72%) have experienced a digestive/gut issue in the past twelve months and nearly two-thirds (64%) of women aren’t willing to talk about it with their friends. 

70% of the immune system is located in the intestinal ttact, therefore, maintaining gut health is a key part of maintaining your overall health. 

Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics wants to educate women about digestive health, how vital it’s ecosystem isotope our body’s overall health and well-being, and the benefits everyone can reap from taking a probiotic. Visit http://www.RenewLife.com for more information. 

Renew Life Probiotics are available at health food stores and major retailers including Target and Walmart. 

Social Handles:

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Ellie Krieger:

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. Opinions are mine 100%. 

 

#AccuWeatherReady Program & FDNY Want You And Your Family Prepared & Safe #ad #BeReady

23 Nov

Disclosure: AccuWeather sponsored this post. Opinions are mine 100%. 

AccuWeather Partners with FDNY’s Fire Zone to Help Keep NYC Families Safe and Prepared for the Upcoming Winter Season with special presentation for 80+ Bronx 1st Graders. 

The AccuWeather Ready program is a new year-round weather preparedness program that focuses on keeping people safe and informed. All of the AccuWeather Ready information is available on the 24/7 AccuWeather Network, http://www.AccuWeather.com/Ready and the AccuWeather app.

I headed to the FDNY Fire Zone to meet with FDNY Foundation Chairman, Stephen Ruzow, FDNY Foundation Executive Director, Jean O’ Shea, Nerisha Rivero, Fire Zone Director and Lieutenant Mancusto, Fire Safety Spokesperson.

 Also in attendance were the AccuWeather staff: Chief Executive Officer, Barry Lee Myers, Chief Marketing Officer, John Dokes and Meteorologist Laura Velasquez.


With winter quickly approaching, AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has extended its continued mission to save lives, protect property and help people prosper with its new severe weather preparedness program, AccuWeather Ready, that focuses on keeping consumers safe and informed. 

With a shared goal to help educate and protect people, especially throughout the cold winter season, AccuWeatherhas partnered with the FDNY Foundation to educate local students on how to be ready for winter weather – with preparedness plans and fire safety. 

With the cold weather and holidays approaching some people might not have  enough heat and depend on space heaters, some might want to decorate the house with candles or attempt to fry a turkey indoors. Some of these could be very dangerous and start a fire in your home. If you must buy a heater find one that is approved for indoors and keep things away from it (blankets, shoes, anything can can catch on fire being next to it), Also don’t fry a turkey indoors that’s a No-No, You can now buy flameless candles. Ive heard a lot of people say they left their house and forgot to put the candle out. That could have resulted in a fire if it got knocked down by wind or a pet. Also cooking can cause a fire. I’ve had relatives leave pots on the stove on and walk away. Next minute the pit is smoking and the alarm is going off. I know when I cook I stay near the kitchen unless I’m cooking in a crock-pot where I can walk away. I never leave food cooking unattended. I also do not keep lighters or matches in my house. Those who smoke cigarettes aren’t off the hook either. It has happened where someone fell asleep with a cigarette in their hand and you know what happens next. That’s like going to sleep behind the wheel. If you know you’re tired don’t do it!!! Lives are more important. Make sure your smoke alarms are working. The new smoke alarms lasts for 10 years without having to change a battery. 

AccuWeather presented the FDNY Foundation with a check for $25,000 for all the incredible, courageous  hard work they do. 

BJ’s Wholesale Black Friday Spectacular Deals & $50 Gift Card Giveaway #shoptheclub

19 Nov

Did you know there’s an easy stress free way to shop for Black Friday and get everything you want in one store? Did you also know instead of one day you’re getting over a week of savings? How awesome is that? Want to know who’s giving you all this awesomeness? Well it’s BJ’s Wholesale Club of course. 

I love shopping on Black Friday at stores I know have what I want and where the lines aren’t  wrapped around the block. You know Wholesale clubs like BJ’s will have more than the quantity you need. Why go to a store where the fine print says 3 per store when you know you won’t make it in time to get that item you want? I stick with BJ’s every year and come out a winner. Look at all the great deals below. You can also shop online too. 

• Sharp 50” 1080p LED TV, $249.99. Save $250 with in-club clipless coupon.o My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on TV purchases, including doorbusters.

 
• Swagtron T1 Hoverboard, $299.99. Save $100 with in-club clipless  

• ProScan 39” 720p LED TV, $139.99. Save $110 with in-club clipless coupon.
My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on TV purchases, including doorbusters.

 
Black Friday Savings Event – available in-club and online at BJs.com from Nov. 18 – Nov. 28.
• Samsung 65” 4K UHD Smart LED TV, $899.99. Save $500 with in-club clipless coupon or BJs.com instant savings.

 
• Nutri Ninja Pro with 18 oz. and 24 oz. cups, $49.99. Save $30 with in-club clipless coupon or BJs.com instant savings.

My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on appliance purchases.

 
• Skull Candy Grind Wireless Headphones, $49.99. Save $30 with in-club clipless coupon or BJs.com instant savings.

 
• GoPro HERO4 Essential Camera Bundle, $199.99. Save $50 with in-club clipless coupon or BJs.com instant savings.

 
• Therapedic Comfort Cloud Luxury Queen Mattress Set with Gel Memory Foam, $299.99. Save $400 with in-club coupon.My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on furniture and home furnishings.
 Wholesale Club Holiday Hours:

• Step2 New Traditions Lifestyle Kitchen, $59.99. Save $50 with in-club clipless coupon.

My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on toy purchases, including doorbusters.

BJ’s clubs will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday with hundreds of exciting offers, exclusive in-club only deals and dozens of doorbusters. Members of the My BJ’s PerksTM Program will get amazing awards through an exclusive holiday event this season. My BJ’s Perks Program Members will have the opportunity to earn double on select purchases made in-club or online at BJs.com during the holiday season

BJ’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day for the 10th year in a row, enabling Team Members to enjoy the holiday with their families. For the first time ever, BJ’s will extend its club hours the week leading up to Thanksgiving giving Members more time to get everything they need for the holiday.
• Nov. 18 – Nov. 23: Clubs will open at 8 a.m. with normal closing hours.

• Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24: Closed.

• Black Friday, Nov. 25: Clubs will open at 7 a.m. with normal closing hours.

• Dec. 11 – Dec. 24: Visit BJs.com/locations for local club holiday hours.

Visit BJs.com/blackfriday starting Nov. 7 to view all Black Friday Savings Event deals. Customers not currently enrolled in Membership can sign up for a free 90-day trial at the Membership desk to take advantage of the hot deals BJ’s is offering this holiday season.
BJ’s Members can save even more when they shop the club first and fill up their gas tank at a BJ’s Gas® location on the same day. From Nov. 1, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017, Members will receive 5 cents off per gallon when filling their tank at a BJ’s Gas location after shopping at a BJ’s Wholesale Club location.
BJ’s Wholesale Club will continue to offer Members convenient shopping options during the holiday season including in-club shopping, BJs.com and its recently launched Pick Up & Pay service.

MyBJ’s Perks Program Members will have the opportunity to earn double on select purchases made in club or online at BJs.com, including toy purchases. The Double Perks promotion starts on November 18, 2016, earning MyBJ’s Perks Members up to 10 percent back on purchases in select categories including televisions, jewelry & watches, toys and more. BJ’s Perks Plus® and BJ’s Perks Elite® card members will earn double by using their MyBJ’s Perks® Mastercard®. The promotion is valid through November 28, 2016. Visit BJs.com/doubleperks starting on October 10 to learn more. 

Check out BJ’s on Twitter: @BJsWholesale and Instagram: @bjswholesale

*GIVEAWAY*

Who’s ready to shop till you drop? What’s your favorite item? What’s on your list? Comment below and you will be entered to win a BJ’s $50 gift card. 

Mandatory entries: 

*Must be following my blog

*Must be following me on Twitter @nilimonicky

*Must be following me on Instagram @nilimo

*Must be following BJ’s on Twitter 

*Must like my page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FiveLittleWords

*Winner will be announced on social media so leave your handles in comment for Instagram and Twitter and your email. Contest ends November 22nd. Winner announced November 23rd. U.S. residents only. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I am a BJ’s Wholesale Club Ambassador. Opinions are mine 100% as always.