Sometimes being an older kid, you don’t get all the ‘play time’ you would have when you were young. My girls are 10 and 12 (almost 13) and for the most part, they’d rather be on the computer, on on their phones, talking to their friends then being outside and playing. Finding outdoor activities that they have fun with and want to go outdoors and play with, are a rarity!
When asked if we’d like to check out the Super Wubble Bubble Ball, the girls eyes lit up, and they were actually excited about it! Once it arrived, they couldn’t opened the package fast enough, blow it up, and outdoors they went!
They had a ton of fun with this thing, I’ve never seen them laugh so much with a ball. The only thing they didn’t like, was the air pump that came with it, it moved so slow, so they plugged in the one we use for our air mattress and were much happier with the speed of inflation.
I had a few friends tell me to be careful, that their kids had one and it was broken in a matter of hours, not a good thing. However, the Super Wubble Bubble Ball is 4x stronger and more tear-resistant than the original Wubble Bubble Ball.
We still have ours, the girls have played with it a bunch, and re-inflated and deflated it a million times, and we’re still good!
The new Super Wubble Bubble Ball is made with a super stretchy material called Xpandium. This material lets you bounce, throw, kick, smoosh, smash and even sit on it, which my kids really like to do for some odd reason.
Check out the fun YouTube series that was made, Super Wubble Vs. The World. The makers of Super Wubble Bubble Ball use all kinds of different objects and drop them on the giant bubble ball from the top of a building.
Super Wubble Bubble Ball would be a great way to get your kids outdoors and having fun! You can purchase it at Toys R Us or other various toy retailers or visit wubbleball.com.
We’re giving away 4 Super Wubble Bubble Balls to some lucky winners, if you’re interested in entering, check out the giveaway below.
I was provided this product free of charge and or may have been compensated for this post – all opinions expressed here are my own.
September 22, 2016 – 10:07 PM - | Posted in Giveaways, Reviews | No Comments »
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Total Bellas is a spin-off of E!’s Total Divas (premieres Oct. 5) and lets us into the life of Nikki, Brie and their men John Cena and Daniel Bryan as the 4 of them live under one roof together. Each couple has a completely different lifestyle from the other.
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September 18, 2016 – 9:08 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, twitter party, WWE | No Comments »
• 1 cup Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free Pancake Mix
• 1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein Vanilla
• ¾ cup scoop unsweetened almond milk or rice milk
• 1 tbsp honey
• 2 tbsp cinnamon
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 tbsp Garden of Life Golden Flaxseed
• ½ cup blueberries
Mix together all ingredients except blueberries. Fold blueberries into batter and heat in a skillet. Place 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil into skillet and pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook each pancake about 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with honey or maple syrup and enjoy!
102 calories | 2g Fat | 12g carbs | 9g protein | 5g fiber
Courtesy of Gwen Eager, Garden of Life Product Specialist and certified RAW, Vegan Chef
September 18, 2016 – 12:27 PM - | Posted in recipes | 1 Comment »
When it comes to feeding our kids, we all do what we can, we make sure they have nurishment and that they are in fact fed. We’d give up almost anything not to see our babies go hungry. Sometimes, as new moms, that means not being able to breastfeed. I for one, was not able to.
When my first daughter was born, I wasn’t sure I wanted to breastfeed, but when she came, I instantly changed my mind. However, my body wouldn’t co-operate. She was eating, or what it looked like was eating, but she kept losing weight. We tried pumping, but that didn’t work, I just wasn’t producing enough milk, no matter what I tried. So, onto the formula we went!
When my second daughter was born, we tried again, but with the same issues, I just couldn’t produce enough milk for them no matter what. So another formula fed baby.
I can tell you, the first one, it was hard, I felt like a bad mom, I felt like I couldn’t provide for my daughter, but I got over that, she was being fed, and that’s all that mattered! My second one, I was disappointed but again, she was being fed and nourished and cared for, I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. Enfamil Formula was helping me do what I was doing.
It’s often hard to hear stories of new moms who are anguished over the fact that they can’t breastfeed, and then to see other moms who get bashed for not breastfeeding. Fact is, we’re all doing our best, we all need to feed our child. We do what we have to do to make sure our children are growing.
As moms, we do have a duty to research what we’re giving our child. There are so many resources online now to find information about things, and yes, that includes formula. You can do some research about Safe Infant Formula online and find what you should be looking for.
Another question with feeding our babies formula, is how much is enough, how much is too much. Find a portion guide for baby’s first year to help you out.
To all mom’s out there, know, that you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing, no matter what the choice, as long as you’re making one, you’re doing the right thing for your child, and that’s feeding them to make sure they grow!
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September 17, 2016 – 11:51 PM - | Posted in Babies, Food, Parenting | 76 Comments »
Summer is officially over, and it’s back to school for just about everyone now. Why pack boring old lunches for the kiddos? Get creative, have some fun, and keep it healthy with these fun ideas and recipes below…
PLAY WITH COOKIE CUTTERS
Cookie and fondant cutters are like the Swiss Army knife of lunch packing. They’re quick, easy to handle, and endlessly versatile. Use them to instantly upgrade fruits and veggies, or to add panache to an otherwise boring sandwich. With so many cute ones out there, it’s easy to go overboard, but with a little imagination, one cutter can produce multiple shapes without taking up much space in your kitchen. Three great ones to start with are a heart, a flower, and a snail cutter. Look what we could make with just a few of these basics!
FLOWER-SHAPED CUTTER – Make the classic shape into these cheesy owl eyes, or slice each cutout in half and layer over Nutella to make clouds. Cut the “petals” like a pie to make raindrops.
SNAIL CUTTER – A snail makes a great cheese sandwich, or flip it the other way for a honeydew whale. Even cooler: Cut out the middle to create a cheese letter A.
HEART-SHAPED CUTTER – This shape takes flight as wings for a dragonfly or birdie.
CONJURE A CHARACTER
If the idea of re-creating a movie or TV character is daunting, take a minimalist approach and make something symbolic that’s still recognizable. Here we used Mini Babybel cheese and grape fruit leather to make a Pokémon ball; a zigzagged slice of cheese on pumpernickel creates Charlie Brown’s shirt; and zucchini glasses with a red bell pepper lightning bolt reminds kids of Harry Potter.
Sausage and sautéed zucchini show their whimsical side thanks to fun food picks. $3 for 8; bentology.net
STICK IT ON A SKEWER
Skewers are all the rage on Pinterest, but they can get cumbersome and pokey for pint-size palates. Use smaller, more kid-friendly alternatives, such as reusable food picks, or ice-pop or lollipop sticks, and pair them with some unexpected lunchtime fare!
BAKE IN A MOLD
It’s easy to craft butterflies, stars, flowers, and more from food—with the help of silicone bakeware. Buy a few different styles, and then whip up a bunch of freezer-friendly muffins, frittatas, and granola bites to have on hand when inspiration (or time!) is low. Here, three recipes to try.
1. EASY FRITTATAS
Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together 6 eggs, ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese, ¼ cup chopped veggies, and salt and pepper. Pour into muffin cups, filling about ¾ full. Bake 18 to 20 minutes.
2. PUMPKIN-SPICE MUFFINS
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease baking molds with coconut oil. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups flour, 1 heaping Tbs. pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder, and ½ tsp. salt. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 can pumpkin puree, ½ cup honey, a 5.3-oz. container plain Greek yogurt, 2 large eggs, and 6 Tbs. melted coconut oil. Pour wet ingredients into the flour mixture; stir to combine. Transfer batter to molds. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size; check using a toothpick.
3. NO-BAKE GRANOLA BITES
Melt ¼ cup coconut oil, ¼ cup raw honey, and ¼ tsp. salt in a saucepan over medium heat. When it bubbles and foams, turn heat to low. Add 1½ cups rolled oats, 1 cup chopped nuts, ¼ cup ground flaxseed, and cook on low for 2 minutes, stirring to coat. Pour granola into the mold; press in firmly. Cool at room temperature for an hour; remove and add toppings if desired. (We dipped them in melted dark chocolate and yogurt chips and then added coconut flakes and freeze-dried fruit pieces.) Store in an airtight container.
September 5, 2016 – 3:19 PM - | Posted in recipes, recipes for kids | 2 Comments »