Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Let Povi Help #spon

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Povi. I received compensation for my participation, but my opinions are my own.
When I had Brandon Jr I remember being so excited and so scared!  Here was this tiny life that depended on me for everything.  This little life that I had to help grow up to be a young man.  For a first time mom that was a bit scary.  Sometimes I still have the fear and I question if I am doing things right.  Unlike my mom though I have the internet and at the push of a button I can find almost anything.  I can find kid safe shows, stories, activities and so much more!
  
I love sites like Povi

Povi is loaded with real-life stories children can relate to and endless conversation starters.  I like that not only does it entertain my kiddos, but it gets them thinking.  It is a story that teaches them something.  Povi helps parent and child establish a daily habit of thoughtful conversation that in turn helps children develop crucial social-emotional skills.  I get upset when my boys get into my car at the end of school and I ask them how their day ways.  I always get a "Good" or "Fine"  I want to talk to them, like real conversation about their lives.  Povi helps them to develop these skills.  We are living in a typing word where most of our conversations are had via a keyboard.  I want my kids to learn to interact with people.  Povi promotes conversations like, If you could be someone else for a day, who would you like to be?  A focus on empathy might prompt, How can you tell when someone is sad?   My kiddos do like when we talk about them so conversations that ask about their feelings are thoughts are normally a great way to get them talking.  Povi teaches a whole array of life skills.

  Povi is designed to help parents raise happier, caring and confident children.  I can't be the only one right now waving her hand around say yes please sign me up!!
 Povi is an EQ (emotional quotient) content platform + app with content sourced from experts and a huggable storytelling buddy as the delivery tool.  Povi is meant to be played with a parent.  It is a bonding App

Ummm yeah you want to get my kiddos attention throw in a toy!  It takes the "Work" out of any situation and makes it "fun" instead.-Povi is a connected toy with a mission, for children ages 3-8.
If you are like me you always wonder can I be doing more?  Are my kiddos happy?  Could they be happier?  The answer to each of those questions is yes!  And thanks to Povi you now have a way to take that extra step

Povi comes with 10 pre-downloaded stories and a free app (available for Android or iOS) featuring additional questions parents can ask related to the stories and 20 additional stories that are age appropriate for each individual child. 
Parents can choose from among three levels, for ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. 
The stories are written and curated by experts including psychologists, teachers and parents. 

 Povi launches on Kickstarter, May 24, 2016. Please visit Povi Kick-start 

The first 2,000 customers to sign up will receive Povi at the discounted price of $49, a 40% discount from the future off-the- shelf Povi price. For more information about Povi visit 
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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Every Man Jack

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Stuck on what to get dad for Father's Day?  Stay tuned, over the next few weeks I will be posting great gifts for dad.  Gifts that will make him smile :)

Today we have products for Every Man Jack;
EVERY MAN JACK makes high-quality, affordable grooming products just for guys. No harsh chemicals. No unbelievable promises. Just naturally derived products that get the job done. So far it sounds pretty good, I thought well I bet that have some nice shower gels and maybe even shampoo. And yes they did have those things, but they also had so much more! Everything a man could possible needs to stay well groomed!

They have hair products, body products, skin products, shaving products, stuff to products against the sun, lotions, even chap stick!  Manly chap stick of course and so much more!  Plus everything comes in multiple scents, and all the scents are something I man would love.  Trust me my hubby has been using them for awhile now and they always get a thumbs up from  him.

Here is what I was sent:

A fragrance free lip balm with a SPF 15.  I kept this one for my kids, they always have chap lips.  They hate where my "girly" stuff.  Every Man Jacks lip balm has no scent and it is even in a boy friendly tube.




Refreshing, hydrating body wash nourishes and protects your skin. It cleans deeply to remove your body’s dirt and grime, but is never drying.
They both again smelled great and left my hubby feeling clean and refreshed.  I was able to review the Sandalwood scent.  That just screams man lol.

Last but not least is the deodorant.  My hubby SWEARS by the Every Man Jack brand.  His old stuff use to make under his arms sore and a bit raw looking.  Thanks to Every Man Jack using only quality ingredient he doesn't have this issue with them!    It protects against wetness and odor.

Father's Day with Daddy & Co.

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review. All opinions are my own

Wondering what Daddy & Co. is?
They have the best Daddy gifts!  Whether it be for an expecting, new or veteran daddy their products are sure to put a smile on any dad's face.
They have shirts, hoodies, hats, coffee mugs, water bottles, daddy and me tees and so much more!  All of them geared towards dads.
I reviewed a few items with their company in the past and each time I'm super impressed with how high quality the products are and how useful they are.  I also am always impressed with the amazing customer service.  I can tell the people behind this company are passionate about what they do!

So with Father's Day coming up I wanted to do something extra special for my hubby.  The man's  passions are limited.  The first is football and this time of the year there just isn't much football going on.  So taking him to a game is not a choice.  His next passion is watching TV.  Seeing as he does that everyday there isn't really a way we could give it to him as a gift.  So his very last and greatest passion is his boys.  He adores them, since they are already his boys they can't be given as a gift.  But thanks to Daddy & Co.  I do have a super cute idea that I know is going to have my hubby smiling.
And that is a daddy and me tee set.  They are super cute!  There is a few options, we choose to do an Oak tree tee

for my hubby's and then the little Acorn tee for Quinn's.  

Get it the Acorn that came from the Oak tree!  I think it is super cute and very symbolic.  I just know my hubby is going to love it.

And these isn't just a gift that can be giving on Father's Day.  I think these sets would be perfect for Christmas, Birthdays, new daddy gifts and so much more.

The t shirts are made of super soft material and the little one fits Quinn perfectly.  Looking at the big one I know it will fit my hubby, but we are waiting until the big day to give it to him.

A Summer to remember at Dutch Wonderland (SAVINGS) #DWFamilyFun #DutchWonderland

Disclaimer:  I will be given tickets to attend the park with my family in the future as compensations for this post.
What does Pennsylvania have?  Well we have some pretty awesome farmers markets.  PA is home to the liberty bell.  Also we have Gettysburg.  And I don't want to brag, but we have the best recipes!  Google woopie pie if you think I am fibbing lol
Another thing we have is Dutch Wonderland
This amusement park has become a family tradition for us!  It doesn't feel like summer unless we go there.
WHAT YOU NEVER BEEN TO DUTCH WONDERLAND!!!!  Be prepared to be amazed.

ABOUT DUTCH WONDERLAND
 With over 35 rides, attractions, shows and Duke’s Lagoon water play area (open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day), Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park is the perfect place to spend time together as a family. At Dutch Wonderland, lifelong family memories are created every day! Located in Lancaster, PA, we’re just a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C.

 MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS:

 Exploration Island - Where Dinosaurs Come to Life! Encounter over 20 lifelike dinosaurs along Prehistoric Path and discover their story. Dig up the past at Dino Dig where history is uncovered every day, and then take a ride on the Sunoco Turnpike. Finish your visit to Exploration Island with a trip aboard the Gondola Cruise!

 Duke’s Lagoon Water Play Area Duke’s Lagoon is the perfect place for families to cool off! This zero-depth water play area features slides, bubblers, water geysers and interactive water elements. Perfect for kids of all ages, Duke’s Lagoon is the coolest place to be Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

That isn't all, there is so much more


Oh and that isn't all if you use my special link you can even save money on your next trip!
Special Savings Link for Dutch Wonderland

NCircle Entertainment Dino Dan: Dino Babies

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Dinosaurs.  I think all kiddos so go through that phase.  I was a little girl and even I had several years of being amazed by all things Dinosaurs.  I was a kid when Little Foot, Sara, Ducky and the rest of the gang were popular.
Now I have two little boys and just like me dinosaurs are the it thing :).  They don't have Little Foot though instead they have Dino Dan and that is okay because Dino Dan and his brother teach us a lot more facts that The Land Before Time ever did!
Join junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs in the real world - dino babies edition! Trek is amazed when he sees an Edmontosaurus laying her egg in a Triceratops' nest. With his friends' help, Trek learns that some animals will lay their eggs in the nests of animals that can do a better job of protecting their babies. Next, while Trek waits for his loose tooth to fall out, he finds a baby dinosaur tooth in the house and decides to figure out which baby dino it belongs to so that it can get a visit from the Dino Tooth Fairy! Then, while Liam babysits Trek, Trek has to do some dino-sitting of his own when a baby Albertosaurus, baby Brachiosaurus and a baby Spinosaurus find their way inside the house. It's up to Trek to get them out of his house before they turn it into a huge mess! It's time to get some dino time with these dino babies and more! Let's go embark on some dino-experiments with Trek and friends!