Heilala Vanilla is teaming with Fat Daddio’s bakeware to help celebrate the holiday baking season. Their Celebrate the Baking Season contest offers entrants a chance to win a super deluxe Bakers gift from Heilala Vanilla and Fat Daddios bakeware package totaling over $200 (deadline to enter December 12, 2013).
Do you ever get tired of trying to scrub those hard to reach places? Maybe you’re like me and use a toothbrush or even, on occasion, a small knife to get up the gunk. Sometimes it seems like no matter what I do, those little cracks and crevices are my arch-nemesis and they are just taunting me with buildup. Well not anymore. Now Rubbermaid has come out with the Reveal Power Scrubber. Think of your electric toothbrush on steroids. That’s what this is. It’s compact and works amazing for reaching all those pesky areas that I was having problems with before.
This tiny little powerhouse has an oscillating heads that scrubs 60 times per seconds to save time and pain on my wrist. Its compact head can reach in the smallest of areas. It works great for getting the soap scum around the shower handles and it can also eat away at any buildup on my stovetop.
The Reveal Power Scrubber is water resistant so I don’t have to worry about it shorting out while I’m cleaning around the sink and it’s durable just like all Rubbermaid products are. The handle fits right in the palm of my hand and the grip contains a bit of rubber so there’s no way it will slide around during my cleaning time.
One of the great things about this little tool is that you can also purchase interchangeable accessory brushes so you have some choices on which brush is best for your cleaning needs. Currently available are a Multi-Purpose Brush, the Grout Brush and the Large Multi-Purpose Brush. Each meets the needs of various areas throughout your house and each is available at a bargain price!
With 6 volts of power, this cleaning brush goes a long way. It does require 4 AA batteries, which are included. The handle for this brush in 9 inches long so it’s sure to give you some reach in to places like the upper corners of your shower and the back of the oven.
The compact size of the Reveal Power Scrubber also makes a great holiday gift for young and old. We all know that as we age, it can get a bit harder to maneuver our hands around and this will relieve some stress for grandma and grandpa. If you have a dad who is usually concerned with keeping the grill clean, this is the tool for him and don’t forget mom. Most moms do majority of the cleaning so this makes a great stocking stuffer.
You can find the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber online or at various retailers on your area.
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These days baby feeding is all about variety and nutrition. Mother Hen helps me when it comes to that. Mother Hen is a Canadian, family owned, baby food manufacturer that stresses originality with their homemade recipes. Their products are organic, all natural, contain no additives and are allergen free. They come frozen (which is great) so they will last and I don’t have to worry about wasting any food.
Their baby food comes in Beginner (less than 8 months) or Junior (8 months and up). For beginners all of the food is a smooth puree to help your baby focus on taste. Mother Hen has organic fruits, veggies and meats for baby. I love feeding this to my little guy because I know that he is getting quality flavor with safe all-natural ingredients.
Beginner’s fruits include apples, pears, peaches, and mangoes. There are also two mixes of apples with prunes and a Sunny Fruit Sauce. Mother Hen’s Sunny Fruit Sauce is a mix of bananas, mangoes, pineapple and water. My son loves peach flavor.
Beginner’s veggies include carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and broccoli. There is also a California mixed veggie puree that is made of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and water.
Beginner’s meats come strained in lamb, chicken, turkey, veal, beef and pork. Each BPA free container can be heated up with a double broiler or in the microwave. My son loves the strained beef and chicken. These are a great way to get protein in his diet and he loves to eat it.
Once your baby has discovered and tasted all of the delicious beginner’s flavors, they can move up to the Junior’s meals. There are nine different meals:
• Chicken in the pot (70% organic) made with chicken, carrots, potatoes, chickpeas, onions, water, celery and herbs
• Beef Parmentier (72% organic) made with beef, carrots, potatoes, green peas, chickpeas, water and onions
• Veal ragout (72% bio) made with veal, carrots, potatoes, chickpeas, mushrooms, onions, water, celery, olive oil, rice flour and herbs
• Parisian turkey with vegetables and rice (70% organic) made with turkey, broccoli, carrots, chickpeas, water, rice, onions, rice flour, olive oil and herbs
• Pork & leeks (72% organic) made with pork, apples, carrots, chickpeas, potatoes, rice, water and leeks
• Lamb with fruits (70% organic) made with lamb, mangoes, pears, apples, chickpeas, water, rice and onions
• Chicken Cacciatore (72% organic) made with chicken, tomatoes, carrots, chickpeas, potatoes, rice, onions, red pepper, celery, water and herbs
• Pasta with sauce Bolognese (72% organic) made with beef, tomatoes, carrots, chickpeas, pasta, water, onions, red pepper, celery, herbs and olive oil
• Veal n’ Buckwheat (72% organic) made with veal, carrots, turnip, chickpeas, water, potatoes, buckwheat, onions and herbs
Once my son is ready, I’m sure he’ll fall in love with all of the Junior’s meals as well.
You can find Mother Hen in the frozen food section and be sure to check out their website. It has a ton of amazing information and you can read more about their products. http://www.motherhen.ca/
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Any mom knows that transitioning your baby from a bottle or breast to a sippy cup isn’t always an easy one. Moms also know that teething and oral care go hand in hand, even if you’re under the age of one. MAM makes amazing products that can assist with both of these baby/toddler milestones.
MAM makes the process easier with their Feeding Trainer cup. The Feeding Trainer comes in an 8 ounce size and is a nice see-through green (Lime Green) or blue (Bahama Blue) hues with monsters on it so toddlers can get excited about using their new sipper. The side handles make it easy for baby to grip on to and the spout is soft so it won’t hurt baby’s mouth. Of course, the Feeding Trainer is spill free, which is always great. No one likes stepping in puddles of water or milk.
The Feeding Trainer is BPA free and is recommended for 6 months and up. My little one loves his MAM Feeding Trainer and it has been a great cup in assisting him with learning to drink.
Babies also go through a painful and often tearful teething process as well. Once those beautiful little teeth pop through, taking care of them is number one on the list. Of course toothpaste is not recommended, but brushing can teach your child hand-eye coordination, and assist in tuning those motor skills. I knew that once my little guy got his first teeth, taking care of them is still important even if they will eventually fall out.
MAM has a toothbrush that can help with oral care. The First Brush has a small, short handle and is shaped to fit in baby’s hand. The green (Spring Green) or pink (Flamingo) of the brush is bright and fun. The head of the toothbrush is massaging and the head is round so that it fits perfectly in to your baby’s mouth. Mam’s First Brush was developed with doctors, is also BPA free and recommended for babies that are 6 months and up.
MAM has been around for over 35 years (since 1976) and I trust them to make quality products for my children. All of their products are made alongside medical experts and with all the up-to-date modern technology. MAM holds multiple patents for their product development and is available all over the world. Mam has also won countless awards for their work.
Mam products are great for every area of your baby’s development and they sure have helped mine.
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Sofia the First is a great Disney show that tells the story of Princess Sofia and all of her journeys with her friends. Sofia has captured the hearts of little princesses everywhere and now she can help you at a chance to win Disney Junior’s Princesses and Heroes Contest. On a special upcoming episode, Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) will have a guest appearance. “The Amulet and the Anthem” will premiere at 11:30 am EST on Sunday November 10th. Sofia has a magical amulet that casts a curse after she becomes too boastful about singing at the Harvest Festival.
After the show a special code will air that allows you to receive up to 25 bonus entries to see Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes. You can enter it here at the Disney Junior website.
Now is your chance to let your children in on the wonder world of Disney. Disney Junior is holding a contest to see Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes. There is something for everyone with this show. Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel and Tinker Bell all make appearances so your little ones can dress up and see their favorite princess. Of course it’s not just the princesses that make an appearance. The Heroes of Disney also accompany their counterparts and save the day!
All of your favorite stories are there as well. You can take the journey as Prince Eric rescues Ariel from Ursula, Jasmin and Aladdin and their discovery of the world together and Price Phillip fights the evil Maleficient as she displays herself as a mesmerizing and spectacular fire breathing dragon.
The set and costumes of Princesses & Heroes are amazingly detailed and will draw you and your children in for every story. You can forget all your worries and become part of their world with this fantastic show. With each tail comes the amazing and elegant skating styles that are sure to have your kids asking you when they can start in a rink.
The Grand Prize for the Princesses & Heroes Contest includes:
- Round trip flights for a family of up to 4
- Two night hotel stay for a family of up to 4
- 4 rinkside seats to Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes
- Meet a star from the show
- A special $1,000 shopping spree experience
For a full list of rules, showtimes, show information and to enter just visit,
Families across Canada can finally rejoice! Koba Entertainment is proud to bring audiences its newest theatrical production starring the adventurous little explorer, Dora! One of the most anticipated show of the year, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys will sweep the nation this fall 2013.
Dora is embarking on her most important mission yet in Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys. Dora has lost her teddy bear, and the search is on to find him. With help from the audience, Boots, Map, Backpack, Diego and more, Dora uses her directional, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the Number Pyramid and the Mixed-up Jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys. But watch out! You never know what that sneaky fox Swiper might be up to along the way!
This interactive live show will have the whole family out of their seat singing and dancing along. Dora welcomes families to discover, communicate, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and discover a diverse and exciting world along with her on one incredible adventure!
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Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes where believing is just the beginning!
Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes is coming to Toronto, On to Rogers Centre, December 20-29, 2013
December 20 – 7pm
December 21 – 12pm & 4pm
December 22 – 12pm & 4pm
December 23 – 12pm & 4pm
December 24 – 4pm
December 25 – 4pm
December 26 – 12pm & 4pm
December 27 – 12pm & 4pm
December 28 – 12pm & 4pm
December 29 – 12pm & 4pm
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I’ve received a bambinobox sample and what a delight! This will make a perfect gift for a new mom to take care of her new baby. In the bambinobox I’ve received the Kushies organic scratch mittens, one organic baby cloth, Merci finest milk chocolate and the Naturally warm honey nectar hand and body lotion. Products I liked extremely.
The Kushies Organic scratch mittens keep little hands cozy and warm. It helps protect the baby from scratching himself. It’s made of 100% certified organic cotton flannel, it is safe to use on baby and very soft. It has a soft knit trim for a perfect and snug fit. It stays on the baby’s little hands and didn’t fall off when the baby move like other mittens. What I like most of them is even if they are delicate they can still be washed in the washing machine. It slides right on the little hands without any problems.
What a great cloth the organic baby cloth is. It is made from a good quality and has a double ply that makes it extra soft to use on baby. The cloth has a finished edge for durability. It’s thin and small, perfect to wash a little baby. It is small enough to store in the diaper bag without taking any space. The cloth has one side smoother than the other side to wash those delicate area’s.
What a surprise when I saw the Merci finest Milk chocolate in the Bambinobox sample! The Merci chocolate is the finest European chocolate that I’ve ever tasted . They are packed in thin chocolate bars, just like little cigars in a row. The chocolate is rich and smooth and I enjoyed every bite. The name Merci means Thank You and that makes it a perfect gift of gratitude. The Merci Milk chocolate was a real treat and it lets me feel special.
The Naturally warm honey nectar hand and body lotion was a real bonus to receive. The lotion is a fast absorbing lotion that I really like. The lotion feels creamy. It keeps the skin hydrated and soft for the whole day. The vanilla and honey scent is lovely and the scent lasts for hours. The honey nectar hand and body lotion helped me to keep my healthy skin. This is one of the best hand and body lotions I’ve tried on my skin for a long time. I will use just this lotion from now on.
I’ve received a lot of samples in my life, but the Bambinobox sample is definitely one of my favorites. All the products I’ve received was special and very helpful in caring for my baby. I appreciate the fact the products are mostly organic and safe for my baby. The bambinobox has high quality products in for the baby, but treats for mum as well. It will let the new mom special in the new phase of her life. I would recommend the Bambinobox for every new mom and her baby.
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Music is important and should be a part of every child’s life. Music promotion can be through listening to the radio, playing instruments, going to the theater or just banging around on some toys. With Mirari Zig-Zag Xylo Train, toddlers can play the xylophone and chug their choo-choo along as they move about with their brilliantly colored train.
The Zig-Zag Xylo Train has six xylo bars, each a different color, and a cord attached plastic mallet. The xylo bars sit on top of a three part train that can move about and make music all day and at every train station for everyone to enjoy. The front of the train is baby blue with blue and lavender xylo bars. The middle car is red with yellow and green xylo bars, and the caboose in lime green with red and orange xylo bars. The colors on this train are bright and the shades are nicely matched together to complement each other. My son loves just banging away on this train and each of the different sounding keys gets his attention and gets him thinking about sound.
Most elementary schools start out music with a xylophone because it promotes motion, listening for sound and singing at the same time. All of these together promote music development in a great learning environment. The Zig-Zag Xylo Train promotes all of these and more. Colors mixed with sounds make for amazing sensory development and they can explore their self-expression through the sounds they play on the train.
With the Zig-Zag Xylo Train, it can sit as one piece together, or your child can pull one piece out a time when they want to play a different bar or pull it all out and move around with their train. Since the mallet is attached by a cord, they can pull the train behind them all day long. If you have an crawler or walker, the train promotes mobility through a fun new way.
The train measures 17” long and is recommended for ages 18 months and up. Best of all, there’s no batteries needed for this exciting musical toy. Mirari toys make it their mission to provide children with hours of play without adding any unnecessary bells and whistles that may overstimulate their senses.
Since this toy is essentially two-in-one, it is a great buy. Considering all of the developmental properties that it is, it will be a great addition for your future musician.
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I knew that having a baby would come with its fair share of messy moments. Of course, I figured that those were far and few between. I mean, poop is on a daily basis and so is the stink that comes with it. Usually I’m just able to clean it and go about my day.
However, that is not always the case. When my daughter was younger I lived about 20 minutes away from town. The local library let you rent out DVD’s if you had a library card, and I like to read anyway so I figured I would trek in to town one winter day, baby in tow, to check out a couple of things.
Don’t get me wrong. While I may have been new to the baby rodeo, I wasn’t foolish. I packed a diaper bag full of diapers and wipes and a changing pad. I even threw in a pacifier because I didn’t want my baby to be the baby that upset the entire library due to her screaming.
Since it was winter, I bundled her up in her adorable bright yellow Gap jacket. It was puffy and I got a great deal on. Insulated and everything and so easy to spot when I wanted to go somewhere. She was my little winter Big Bird. I even had these fleece lined pants that I put on her. Somewhat because I wanted her to look cute for anyone in the library who would notice my little angel, but also because it was so cold out!
We drove ourselves to the library and I was excited. They always get new DVDs in and there were a couple I wanted to search for before they were checked out. After searching DVDs (they were already gone) I decided I needed some children’s books to read to her. I didn’t make it that section.
I should have known it was going to be catastrophic because it smelled so bad. I bee-lined it for the bathroom. I was prepared. Diapers, wipes, changing pad. Wait, what? Is that? Poop? All over her onesie? And fleece line pants? And…jacket….and sweater…and…I’m pretty sure there was poop in her neck. I had no idea that my daughter’s butt could produce what only resembled a horrid outcome of a paintball fight.
In my arsenal I knew that I had enough wipes for this task. After wiping her down and using a bit of faucet water to clean her off (all while trying not to puke on her, yes it was that bad) I realize something. Frantically tearing apart the rest of the diaper bag a sad truth comes to light. In my glee of going to the library I forgot the one cardinal item that all diaper bags MUST HAVE. An extra outfit. By this point, the library bathroom smells of three month old lunchmeat leftovers that were sitting out on a window sill in 90 degree heat.
I decided the best option was to throw her back in the fleece lined pants (sans poop) and her jacket. Nothing else. No sweater. No onesie. Just the jacket, diaper and the pants. Once in the car I can turn the heat on until we get home. I couldn’t do anything about the smell other than pray that no one died because of it, which I’m sure they didn’t. It wasn’t in the paper anyway.
That day I learned some very valuable things.
· Don’t underestimate the ability of such a small thing to produce such a large amount of waste
· Always, always, always have extra everything. Clothes, wipes, air freshener, hand sanitizer and whatever else you can think of
· And even the best of intentions can get interrupted by Mother Nature. Just go with it. You can always go back to the library later. Once they get the smell out anyway.
Please let me know your diaper stories. And be sure to visit the Playtex Mommyville Facebook page from Sept 23rd as they will be dedicated to Diaper Diaries, where fans can share their stories with others, creating a fun and informative dialogue all about the challenges of motherhood.