Capri Sun 100% Fruit Juice


How excited am I that Capri Sun has finally made a 100% fruit juice available? Very! I have always been disappointed that most fruit juices for children have 15% fruit juice and a whole bunch of other additives. Slowly, things seems to be changing around and it is getting a lot easier to finally find 100% juices both bottled and boxed.

Capri Sun is now in my awesome book because my kids love to drink out of those silver pouches, they are easy to pack, easy to store, and now have a 100% juice variety. These varieties currently come in Citrus, Grape, Berry, Apple, and Fruit Punch. My boys love the berry and fruit punch varieties most of all. I wish we could get other juice companies to follow suit, but I just have to say Kudos to Capri Sun. You’ve made this mama and her kids very happy!

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 10:14 pm
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Crayola Washable Super Tip Markers


Both my boys are absolutely loving these awesome Crayola Markers!  We bought two sets of 50 about two months ago and all the markers are still going strong.  These markers feature a “Super Tip” which allows children to draw very fine, thin lines as well as being able to use the sides for coloring thick lines.  There are actually 50 distinct colors in the packs and 12 of them are referred to as “Silly Scent” markers.  These 12 markers really do have great scents and are listed as follows: Cherry, Spice, Orange, Lemon, Honeysuckle, Green Apple, Forest Pine, Fresh Air, Bay Breeze, Burnt Marshmallow and Vanilla.

I’ve been able to wash these markers off of wood tables, walls, hands and even a white shirt.  They truly are very washable!  They will bleed through very thin paper, such as that of regular coloring book paper, so I recommend buying a thicker type paper or even craft paper if you want your little one’s artwork to remain on one side of the paper.

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 4:29 pm
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Magformers

MagformersMagformers are truly fantastic and innovative building sets.  My two boys have hours of fun creating and building structures and toys out of these magnetic forms.  They received their very first simple Magformers set a couple of Christmas’s ago and have since gotten some of the more advanced sets.  They continue to play with them to this day at ages 4 and 6, and I am sure they will continue to do so as their imaginations grow.  They create buildings, cars, bridges, spheres, rockets – basically anything that you can imagine.  The magnetic nature of the pieces are what make Magformers so unique.  Nothing is needed to hold the pieces together, because they are magnetically attracted to each other.  And the best part is the cleanup! Because they are magnetic, you can basically pick up a pile of these with just one sweep of your two hands.

 

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 8:56 pm
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Vidalia Chop Wizard


I bought the Vidalia Chop Wizard hoping that it would make some of my work in the kitchen more efficient, and after having used it for the for past two years, I have no idea how I got by without it! I have been thoroughly impressed with the ease and speed of chopping and dicing ingredients. I have pretty much tested it with every ingredient I have needed to chop or dice, and it worked brilliantly. Not only does it cut my time virtually in half, but there is basically no mess because everything you chop goes in the catch container, which is a breeze to clean (it’s dishwasher safe) – this means no more messy counter tops or cutting boards to clean!

The Vidalia Chop Wizard is a better way to chop vegetables, fruit, cheese, and more. It consists of a 2 cup catch container which doubles as a measuring cup, large blade for chopping, small blade for dicing, and a lid cleaning tool. The blades allow you to chop food swiftly and safely, since your finger don’t come in contact with the blades when chopping.

I used the Vidalia Chop Wizard to make a tuna salad the other day and it took me all of 5 minutes to have every ingredient (onion, celery, hard-boiled egg, etc.) finely diced and ready to go. No onion crying either! I use it to chop my son’s apples everyday – all it takes is three swift motions and the apple is chopped in less than a 30 seconds! And my husband even tried it a few times to dice tomatoes, celery, green pepper, and cucumbers for salads that he prepares for work. He has been very impressed and said that he’ll continue using it to chop and dice fruits and vegetables.

Oh yeah, and I make a mean salsa with it too!

Posted January 11th, 2011 at 8:43 pm
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Snoedel – The Original Sleeping and Bonding Aid

My youngest son’s favorite lovey is his Snoedel, even with his fourth birthday coming. Originally, when my oldest son was born, he had to stay in the NICU for 5 days. This was where we received our first Snoedel to help with the bonding process between myself and him since I was not able to hold him and cuddle with him the way I wanted to. I was told to hold the Snoedel close to me so that it could capture my “scent” and that he could become closer to me while he lay in his NICU bed. Three years later that original Snoedel is still with us, having been adopted by my youngest son as his absolute favorite lovey, that he has affectionately named “Buddy”. We even went so far as to order a second “Buddy” since he is now attending daycare/preschool and needed a second one to snuggle with during naptime at daycare. His Snoedel now go with us wherever we travel and he always sleeps with them at night and naptimes. We would truly be lost without these wonderful loveys – they have been the one and only thing to keep him happy and comforted when he sleeps and when he’s at daycare.

From the website : “Snoedel is the original sleeping and bonding aid for babies completely handcrafted in the United States by moms, grandmothers, and female college students under “newborn-safe” conditions (environments free of tobacco and perfumes.) It is comprised of 100% natural fibers and has been safe for use with all babies including newborns, premature infants, and other babies in Neonatal Intensive Care units.”

Snoedels are a soft cotton flannel doll, which is designed to absorb a parent’s scent. The premise of the Snoedel is that a babies sense of smell is the first thing that bonds the child to the parent. Not only is the Snoedel wonderful for initial bonding, it can serve as a security blanket or lovey later in life, as it has with my 2 year old. The Snoedel is completely safe for machine washing and drying and is able to be sterilized in a hospital environment.

For purchasing a Snoedel, check it out on Amazon.com!

Posted April 6th, 2009 at 8:49 pm
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