Friday, July 24, 2015

SKYBRARY- Read over 500 books View over 100 Videos

Hailee reads alot of books, her collection grows by the day and is outgrowing the shelves. She occasionally reads on her Kindle as well. I was asked if I would like to check out SKYBRARY, its a Reading Rainbow online service.

Hailee is in love with SKYBRARY. She can read her heart out about all the things she loves. Her favorite section is the National Geographic books, she loves learning and SKYBRARY is helping her do just that.

She is using SKYBRARY on her Kindle but it is available online as well as Android & Ipad.

SKYBRARY takes you on a hot air balloon to the sky where you can pick & choose books to load in your backpack. You can watch videos as well that teach you about animals & so much more. There are hundreds of books to read & over 100 videos to watch. Parents can visit the dashboard online and view how many books the kids have read including how long it took them to read it. Its a really neat site. You can get a 14 day free trial to check it out.

SKYBRARY is one of her favorite things she has ever reviewed.

You can purchase SKYBRARY for 6 months for $29.99, 1 year for $49.99.

Designed to entice and excite children's natural sense of curiosity about their world, SKYBRARY delivers an adventure-based unlimited book reading and video field trip experience. 
Young readers and pre-readers pilot their own personal hot air balloons among SKYBRARY'S seven unique themed islands, each featuring a wide array of quality literature and video content. These engaging worlds of animals, music, adventure, science, heroes, friends and family feature more than 500 books from esteemed authors and acclaimed publishers, made available to children as “read by myself” or “read to me,” and contain interactive elements that enhance enjoyment while preserving the reading experience. More than 150 newly produced and classic video field trips with host LeVar Burton show children they can “Go Anywhere, Be Anything” as they are taken behind the scenes to places such as the White House, the Los Angeles Ballet, the Grand Canyon and Cirque du Soleil. 
SKYBRARY is available at and offers a 14-day free trial with unlimited access to the complete digital library of books and videos. After the trial period ends, subscription plans are available. SKYBRARY is available from RRKidz.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Mia and Me: Friends to the Rescue DVD


July 21, 2015
Run Time: Approximately 75 Minutes
SRP: $12.99

Hailee was really excited to get this DVD we had never heard of Mia & Me until we got it in the mail. She really liked the show because its all about things she really loves, elves & unicorns. She keeps saying I really hope you get to review more Mia & Me so its gotta be a pretty good show in her opinion.

I like that Mia is an older girl, most cartoons out now are for younger kids and Hailee is at the age where she still love cartoons but not the baby shows.

“Mia and me” is an enchanting program which features live action and animation. Mia, a 12-year-old girl, attending a boarding school in Florence, Italy, used to read about the land of Centopia in an ancient book of myths. Now, thanks to a high-tech portal, she finds herself hurled into this wondrous and animated world of elves, unicorns, pans and dragons. But the once idyllic kingdom is embroiled in conflict. The evil Queen Panthea seeks to capture the unicorns and harness their power to keep herself young. As Mia bounces between trying to fit in at her new school, and her life as a fairytale elf, she becomes the key to saving Centopia.
The “FRIENDS TO THE RESCUE” DVD includes the following stories:

Trumptus Lost” – Click Here to View a Clip
A scuffle with Violetta leaves Mia worried about having her secret exposed and Vincent frustrated with once again being left in the dark. In Centopia, the unusually grim oracle leads Mia to rescue Lyria in the Valley of Vapors, where she becomes lost – and in need of rescuing herself. Though Yuko and Mo find her in time, the invaluable Trumptus is left behind accidentally for Panthea to fulfill the oracle’s ominous prophecy.

The Golden Son” – Click Here to View a Clip
A quick-thinking Vincent helps Mia evade Violetta and her cronies, who are determined to get their hands on Mia’s mysterious book. Still unsure if she can trust Vincent with the truth, Mia disappears to Centopia in time to find Lyria in need of urgent help. With the help of the Water and Wind Unicorns, Mia and her friends are able to get Lyria the help she needs. Mia later witnesses an amazing event: the birth of a golden-horned unicorn who may be the key to restoring hope to Centopia.

Onchao’s Oasis” – Click Here to View a Clip
On a field trip to a museum, Mia and Vincent avoid Paula, the latest of Violetta’s accomplices recruited to spy on Mia. When she finally escapes to Centopia, the excitement over Onchao’s ability to restore dead lands and to locate Trumptus pieces is short-lived when Lyria is taken captive by Gargona and her Munculus army. A newly determined Mia vows to protect Onchao with all her might and to find all of the pieces of the Trumptus so the safety of Centopia can be restored.

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Caillou Goes Back to School DVD & Book Review

I remember watching Caillou when I was growing up. He is still around and has a new DVD, just in time for everyone in my house to go back to school.

The kids are really looking forward to going back and I kinda am to. Kasen will be doing his second year of preschool so he can relate to Caillou.

I love that Caillou teaches alot about imagination, these days kids really lack imagination with all the computers, tablets & phones they have.

Braxton has a great imagination so he loves watching Caillou and playing along. He really loves when he goes to the apple orchard.

We were sent Caillou Goes Back to School DVD & Book. Hailee is the reader of the house so she steals the books!

Join Caillou as he explores everyday life, where ordinary daily events spark his and your child's imagination. Your child will be inspired by Caillou's pretend play, and they will join in the role-playing fun where beds become boats, a garden becomes a jungle, and Caillou and your child can become anything they can imagine.  
Episodes include... In Caillou the Bookworm, Caillou shows Rosie the ropes when they visit the library! Caillou then enjoys his book in private after returning home from the library. 
In Caillou the Scientist, Caillou wants to play with his friends but Clementine wants to play bears and Xavier wants to play astronauts. Caillou makes up a new game so everyone will play together. 
In Caillou Loves the Fall, Caillou and his playschool friends go on a special field trip to an apple orchard. 
In Caillou the Artiste, Caillou makes something for Mommy and has a pizza party with Jeffrey and Jason. Grandma comes for a visit and Caillou greets her with his abstract creation. 

Also includes the book, Caillou Goes Back to School 
Caillou can't wait to ride the school bus! His friend Sarah gets on the big yellow school bus every morning, but Caillou has to wait until he is a little older before he can go to school. 

You can preorder Caillou Goes Back to School at ShopPBS. The DVD comes out on July 28, 2015.
It has a runtime of 110 minutes!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Getting Over Fear

Braxton is very scared of alot of things, I hope its just the age and it will go away in time. He isnt afraid of usual things that kids are he is afraid of being kidnapped, cars running him over, mainly real fears.

We went camping two weekends ago and he loved swimming but he was very afraid of letting me let go of him and made me hold him the entire time besides while he jumped in. He has never been in our pool and yesterday he thought he'd try it out.

Hailee & her friend were swimming and he joined them. She held his hand and he made her let go, he started kicking his feet and swimming on his own with nobody holding him. Its such a big accomplishment for him and I'm so proud of him!
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#bigboy #swimming #summerfun

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Cleveland Gladiators @ the Q Arena & a Giveaway to Aug 1 Game!

I was invited to attend a game to check out the Cleveland Gladiators Arena football game. Honestly I had never heard of arena football let alone one right in Cleveland, crazy I know. I've never been a big football fan but it doesn't bore me either.

I was excited to check out the game. We arrived early although we didn't have the kids with us sadly, I looked around at everything they had going on for kids, hair coloring, face painting, sign making. Very family friendly!!

Pregame #gladiators #football #bloggerperks #indoorfootball #clevelandgladiators

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We had some great seats although I don't think are any bad seats. We sat right behind the field goal, we had to watch for balls but it was a good spot.

I honestly kept up with more on the big screen. I wasn't used to watching a game live.

The big screen had lots of social media options, like pictures sent on twitter were up there as well as a contest for the best fan picture.

A little girl sang the National Anthem & rocked the place!

Back to the actual game. Its a bit different from regular football but the same concept. It was Rally Towel night so the first 7,500 fans received a free towel. During the game the big screen had the audience participate alot and waved the rally towels and got the fans going. Everyone had a lot of fun and it was a great night. Sadly they lost but they still played an awesome game!

During home games they have Dollar Sodas & $2 Draft Beers. If you attend a game be sure to participate in the 50/50. The winner took home $2098.50, how awesome is that!

Post Game they had a 38 Special Concert. Your ticket to the game included the concert but you could pay additional to go onto the field to see. We sat right behind them and had good enough seats.

The next game the Gladiators play Spokane Shock, the game starts at 7 and its Youth Football night. Youth Football Giveaway (first 3,000 kids 14 and under). You can win a 4 pack of tickets below, sent via flashseats.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Daddy Caddy Review

Braxton is 2 and still far from being potty trained, sometimes we go places that he just needs a diaper or tow and daddy needs some where to keep them. Mommies have purses they can throw them in but dads don't carry anything until the Daddy Caddy.

The Daddy Caddy we recieved in Soft, black leather. It also comes in 3 other colors/designs. I really like the camo.
Packs and arsenal of diapers and wipes
Armed and ready for multiple ways to carry
Covert design for use anywhere
Conceals personal items in zippered pocket
Water-resistant lining for unforeseen emergencies
Includes matching wipes holder
10"h x 6.5"w x up to 3" depth
 The Daddy Caddy can be clipped on to a belt loop, stroller, anywhere really. You can use the clip or it unsnaps as well.

It holds a few diapers and comes with a wipe holder that you can slip some wipes in there. It a really great product for those who don't carry diaper bags or are just running out for a minute and don't need to lug around everything. I like it mostly because its waterproof, we go to alot of water parks & places that get wet.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sneakz Organic Review & Giveaway

Braxton is a pretty picky eater, his sister was to. He rarely eats anything let alone anything healthy.

We went sent a few samples of Sneakz for him to try out. He was sent Chocolate & Vanilla.

Lets just saw he loved them since he drank them all as soon as he opened the package and shared one with his friend. I never even got the chance to take a picture of him enjoying them!

Each Milkshake is filled with a 1/2 serving of veggies.

Ingredient List: Organic Skim Milk, Filtered Water, Sneakz® Organic Veggie Puree Blend (Filtered Water, Organic Dried [Carrot, Cauliflower, Sweet Potato, Beet, Spinach]), Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Dutch Cocoa, Natural Flavors, Gellan Gum, Sea Salt

Before he sucked them all down I took a sip of the chocolate and it tasted like chocolate no veggies or anything else. Of course they would have been better served cold but he couldn't wait and when a 2 yr old wants something he wants it now!

no GMOs
no Antibiotics
no Synthetic Hormones

Sneakz are a great source of veggies and I know I can get his veggie servings in by just drinking a simple milkshake that he loves, just sneaking the veggies right in!

Sneakz are not sold in my area but you can purchase them on Amazon.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Cookie Chips Review & Giveaway

We are always looking for new snacks with 4 kids sometimes it is hard finding something everyone likes. I try to find things as a treat for them that aren't packed with crap.

We were sent a box of Cookie Chips to try out. We were sent one of each of the following.

Original Cookie Chips
Chocolate Chip Cookie Chips
Dark Chocolate Chocolate Cookie Chips
Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Chips
Sea Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Chips

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips

We immediately tried them out and have been snacking ever since.

I LOVE the Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Chips. Snickerdoodle cookies are my favorite and that is what these remind me of. I'm not a fan of crunchy cookies but these are amazing!!

Cookie Chips are made with all-natural ingredients, such as milled cane sugar, creamery butter, cage-free eggs, and pure bourbon vanilla. Just as important as what we put in is what we leave out. Cookie Chips never contain trans fats, added hormones, GMOs, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.

Braxton is actually snacking on the bag of Dark Chocolate Cookie Chips as I type this. He loves these cookies and I feel good about him eating them over other cookies. 

I tried all of them and did not care for the Oatmeal Raisin, I think its because they are crunchy and I'm used to soft. My uncle on the other hand loved them and devoured the whole bag.

Each cookie is very thin, not to thin but thin enough to be called a "chip". They have a crunch to them but aren't to hard.

You can purchase them in single bags of 4 on their website or in a package of all flavors like I received.

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