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Monday, September 26, 2022

Deep-Clean Your Home with Ease using the Puppyoo T12 Plus Rinse! #vacuummop #cordlesscleaning #holidaygiftguide

Since our trusty vacuum of ten years has finally thrown in the towel, I've been on the hunt for a new vacuum that can handle our wooden floors, tile bathrooms and carpeted areas alike. On the same day that we said goodbye to our cordless vacuum, I came across the Puppyoo T12 Plus Rinse. It's a 2-in-1 vacuum and mop combination that sounded like the perfect solution for the variety of flooring we have in our home. Since I wasn't already familiar with this brand, I was really excited when Puppyoo agreed to let me try it out and share my thoughts with you. After trialing it for a few days, we are big fans. It allowed us to clean every surface in our house with ease and the suction was powerful enough to do the job on carpet, tile, wood and upholstery.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Light Up Your Holidays with a Stress-Free Christmas Tree from King of Christmas!

Our family is all in on Christmas. There's no question when you enter our home over the holidays that Christmas is our favorite time of year. In fact, our close friends and family make fun of us for the number of Christmas trees we put up inside and out. (If you're wondering, it's a total of five full-size trees.) We consider ourselves Christmas tree connoisseurs, so when our family room Christmas tree was on its last leg last season, we knew we'd be shopping for a new tree this year. Enter King of Christmas! Prepare to be in Christmas heaven as you browse the huge selection of wreaths, garland, trees, ornaments and more. There were so many options, we found it difficult to choose. In the end, we found a spectacular 6.5' prelit Christmas tree replacement that is every bit as good as our last tree and more.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Watch "Legacy Peak" exclusively on Pure Flix on September 22nd & Enter our Giveaway! #LegacyPeakMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

It's time for my September Pure Flix recommendation! As an ambassador for this Christian streaming service, I can tell you that it's the number one place to find quality Christian television shows and movies that you'll enjoy watching with your whole family. This means both adult series' to children's programming, including the super popular kids show, Veggie Tales. 

This time around, I was able to preview "Legacy Peak", a Pure Flix original film with an all-star cast. Jason is a man with a plan – all the plans in fact. But when a surprise trip with his girlfriend's children crashes and burns, they’ll all discover if he’s father material or not. This film is going to touch the hearts of blended families and appeal to those who like adventure movies, too.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Celebrate American Business Women's Day with a Chance to Win! #Giveaway #MollybeeKids #giftsforkids #developmentalgames

On September 22nd, American Business Women’s Day honors the accomplishments of the businesswomen across the nation! To celebrate, we want to highlight a fantastic children’s shop with products made by an incredible woman-owned business.

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Sofa Stud & Sand Stud for Parties, Beach Fun, Couch Caddies & More! #uniquestockingstuffers #functionalgifts

 If you're hosting a holiday party this season, consider using Sofa Stud and Sand Stud! These portable cup holders are super functional and great for festive gatherings. They also make unique stocking stuffers or White Elephant gifts.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Support Your Baby's Brain Development with Sensory Play #CreativeKids #motorskills #languageskills #developmentalplay

As a pediatric therapist, I'm always interested in finding quality developmental toys that target important speech, language, cognitive and motor milestones. Early sensory play is a critical experience which is often overlooked by parents. It helps to build important foundational skills in infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. This week, I gave the Creative Kids Sense and Grow Sensory Magic Tissue Box a try with my little one as we worked on object permanence, joint attention and motor skills. It was a fast favorite for him and allowed us to play together in many different ways. 

Sunday, September 11, 2022

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: The Art of the National Parks Coloring Book

This holiday season, we’re excited to share about a gift idea that combines two of our favorite things—travel and calming moments! The Art of the National Parks Coloring Book is the perfect gift idea for loved ones who appreciate nature and need to take time to themselves to destress and recharge. Check out this gorgeous coloring book below…

Saturday, September 10, 2022

STEM Toys for Kids: Magformers Stick-O City Set #ProblemSolvingSkills #Basic Concepts

In our therapy clinic, we're always looking for ways to incorporate STEM activities into our sessions. Even our youngest kids benefit greatly from age-appropriate STEM activities. This week, we're excited to share about one of our a super fun finds, Stick-O City Set by Magformers. Recommended for kids ages 36+ months, this hand-on set allows toddlers to explore tactile learning using magnetic play. Each piece uses magnets that can rotate in different ways, allowing the creations to stick together easily as kids build. This eliminates much of the frustration that other building sets bring for little ones and gives them a better free play experience. 

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Give the Gift of Post-Surgery Comfort with the Brobe Ultimate Surgery Recovery Gift Bundle #breastcancer #cosmeticsurgery

This year has been filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. What began as the best moment of our lives as we welcomed our newborn baby has shifted to a breast cancer diagnosis and anxiety-filled days. One in five women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Most of us can name friends, loved ones, and coworkers who have gone through it. Despite all of the advancements in the treatment of breast cancer, hearing the news doesn't get any easier. Upon receiving my diagnosis, I felt overwhelmed with all of the terminology I had to learn, the constant statistics being rattled off, and all the decisions that needed to be made so quickly. 

Many of my friends and family have found wonderful ways to offer support. The daily check-ins, thoughtful gifts, and hours and hours of help taking care of our newborn have been appreciated beyond measure. In my many late-nights of scouring of the internet and reading all I can find about my particular situation, I came across a product that everyone going through this awful process should have. It's called the Brobe Ultimate Surgery Recovery Gift Bundle and it's ideal for getting around more easily, managing the pain that comes with every bump and rumble endured during car rides to and from follow-up appointments, and just feeling a little more dignity during hospital appointments and home visits with family and friends. The items in this kit help to manage the drains, reduce pain, and feel calm, secure, and in control as you recover. While none of this process is easy, having the right post-surgery comfort items can make a world of difference. In sharing about it, I hope that it helps others manage their care better, too.

Protect Your Child with the Clever Elly Car Safety Alert System #CarAlertDevice #childsafety #portablecaralert

Any parent can tell you about the scary scenarios that run through your head when it comes to your child's safety. Forgetting your child in the car is a frequent worry for many parents. It's certainly one of ours. Thankfully, it's now easily preventable with the Clever Elly car alert system. The Clever Elly system is a simple, portable reminder device that alerts the driver to check the back seat when the car has been turned off. For cars who's power outlets do not turn off, Clever Elly includes a free wireless, battery-powered door sensor that triggers that alert system each time the door opens. Let's face it, life is busy and as parents and distracted thinking happens. For such a simple device at an affordable price, there's no sense in taking chances when it comes to your child's safety.