July 31, 2014
by Nikki
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Children’s Claritin Review

Do your kids love to play outside but their allergies keep getting the best of them? My youngest son is always wanting to play outside but he can’t be outside for too long or else his allergies will get to him. I love that he loves to play outside and loves to explore but I don’t want him outside as much as he wants to go outside. We received Children’s Claritin and I let him take it before he went outside to play and I didn’t worry about his allergies as much as I usually do.
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We had a playdate with about 8-10 other kids, ranging from ages 2 to 14, where they played outdoor games and did outdoor activities. The first game the kids all played was with three buckets, each with different candies in them, in a line and the kids threw a bean bag into the buckets and got to choose one piece of candy from the bucket the bean bag landed in. Another game they played was dodgeball. My 17 year old played with them but made sure no one got hurt. All of the kids loved it and didn’t want to stop playing. Every time the kids got each other ‘out’ they would gloat and laugh. Even my 2 year old was playing and he absolutely loved it! He was rolling around in the grass and playing outside but we didn’t have to worry about his allergies because of the Children’s Claritin that we gave him.
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Each of the mommies who were there with their kids received their own goodie bags with coupons to get their own Children’s Claritin and other goodies. All in all, the playdate was a success and the kids had a blast playing outside on such a nice day. Children’s Claritin helped my 2 year old with his allergies so that he could do what he loves, playing outside!
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July 31, 2014
by Nikki
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Zim’s Naturally-Based Products Review

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About:  Zim’s started over 60 years ago with the creation of Zim’s Crème by pharmacist in Austintown, Ohio. Today, the Zim’s brand has expanded over 25 products ranging from lotions and cremes to pain relief gels and diabetic care items. The Zim’s Max-Freeze brand provides an affordable topical pain relief gel that emphasizes the use of natural ingredients such as Ilex Flower and Aloe Vera. Zim’s continues to offer exceptional naturally-based products from a small town in Ohio. We look forward to expanding more in the future to provide you with products that utilize the power of natural ingredients to make a difference in your life and those you love.

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Zim’s Advanced Organic Crack Crème with Hydrocortisone: This creme is perfect for virtually anyone in your home. It works well for cracked, cut and dry skin on the hands and feet.

Its can be used for:

  • minor cuts and scrapes
  • bites
  • inflammation
  • rashes
  • eczema
  • redness
  • psoriasis

My youngest suffers from eczema and I have spend so much money on buying expensive creams to help alleviate the pain and itching. Zim’s Crack Creme is so affordable and wont break the bank either! I’m glad that I have this for his next flare up.

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Zim’s Max-Freeze Spray: Do you suffer from joint or muscle aches and pain? This is the stuff for you! I suffer from severe rheumatoid arthritis and even though I am on a cocktail of drugs to keep my flares at bay, I still get pain in my joints. I was not able to use this product because I am pregnant. But I did have my father in law try it on his knees and he told me that although the pain was still present it helped ease it dramatically. I will keep this in my bathroom to use when I have the baby.

The spray is made up of all natural ingredients such as arnica, tea tree oil, aloe, and vitamin E. It cools as it utilizes a topical analgesic formula to temporarily relief sore joints and muscles.

July 31, 2014
by Nikki
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Art Alternatives Kids Easel Review

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About: Specializing in Art surfaces including over 350 sizes and styles of canvas and panels, as well as black books and 1000+ other creative tools and supplies.

 

Review: I was given a chance recently to review an art easel from Art Alternatives. My little ones are 2 and 3 and love to draw and color. Sometimes it gets very messy with a box of crayons and tons of paper and coloring books all over the table or floor.

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When the big box came and was waiting for us on the front porch they were so excited to see what it was! Daddy – and the kids helped- put it together and then the fun began. Each side has a different art medium. One side is a dry erase board and the other is a chalk board. When I went shopping for markers and chalk, I was only able to find sidewalk chalk but it worked out great with their little hands. I got them so many different colors of dry erase markers! Each side also has a tray to store their markers and chalk. Also, a very fun part of the easel is the roll of paper that comes over the top over either side for another medium to color on. The wood on the easel is very thick and sturdy. I don’t worry about it breaking around my little kids. Under the easel are 3 canvas baskets to store art supplies.

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The legs are completely adjustable for your growing children and if for some reason having your easel on the floor doesn’t work well then you can remove the legs to convert to a table top easel. It stands about 54” tall and only weighs 22 pounds. I have arthritis so it’s light enough that I can maneuver it around the room for the kids when they want to play with it.

July 24, 2014
by Nikki
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Tummy Tickles Fetal Doppler Review

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About: Based out of Vancouver BC, Tummy Tickles is the first rental company in Canada to offer Digital Display fetal heartrate monitors. Our fetal doppler are highly regulated professional grade devices that are registered and licensed by Health Canada and the FDAAt Tummy Tickles we pride ourselves on offering our customers the best fetal heart rate monitor at the bestpossible price. Other companies require lengthy monthly commitments in order to enjoy their best price. At Tummy Tickles we believe that pregnancy can be an unpredictable time so we offer our customers our best price no matter how long you choose to keep your doppler.

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Review: Back in December I lost a baby at 8.5 weeks on Christmas Eve. That being my 5th loss. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get pregnant again. After much grief and talk; I gave in and decided to try one more time. Five months later I got a positive pregnancy test. Once I figured it out I was only 4 weeks along. I knew that with my history with pregnancies this would make for a long first trimester. As the weeks grew on and being panicked and paranoid I decided to reach out to get a fetal doppler to help put my mind at ease. Tummy Tickles rents them so they sent me one to try out. When I first got it I didn’t realize that I couldn’t hear the heartbeat so early. So as I my pregnancy progressed I tried again at 11 weeks and I heard my baby for the first time! I cried because I could finally stop worrying so much. The heart beat was really strong at 174 bpm.

hi_bebe_monitor_1The machine is really neat looking. Its a Hi-Bebe model from TUMMY TICKLES rentals. The BT200 is only a $20 a month rental on sale right now for $15.99!!

Features include:

  • Loud Speaker- I always turned mine up really loud so I didn’t miss anything
  • Waterproof 3 Mhz probe
  • Comes with ultrasound gel. Which is hypoallergenic
  • Carrying Case
  • Cord to record the heartbeat onto a computer
  • FDA and Health Canada approved