Go Exploring with the Tiny Love Meadow Days Super Mat

With a toddler in the house, having a great play mat is a must. Little ones spend a lot of time on the floor, and exploring, so offering them a comfy and engaging place to play is important to most parents.

We have had a chance to try out the Tiny Love Meadow Days Super Mat. Let me tell you what I loved about this adorable and engaging option for my little learner.

At a first glance, you are going to notice how cute this Tiny Love Mat is. It is colorful, adorable and has so many friendly animals on it that little ones find it irresistible. But, there is so much more to this mat than a cute appearance.

The mat has so many ways to engage and play on a comfy surface. From a peek a boo tree to a stand up mirror for baby to explore his or her own face, to a crinkly fox tail for sensory play, this mat has it all, including a ring for attaching a favorite toy.
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Get Outdoors And Play This Summer

It’s beautiful outside these days, and we are spending as much time outdoors as humanly possible. If you are looking to get outside and play, here are some fun options.

spinner swing

A fun twist on the tire tree swing, the Super Spinner® is a “UFO shaped” (according to my 10 year old) disk swing that lets one or more kids (and even a parent) take a ride. It comes with “adjustable double-braided ropes and weather-resistant clips are designed for a safer, more comfortable ride” according to the manufacturer. Super Spinner can be suspended to swing and spin from trees, play sets, a porch beam or a secure structural beam wherever works for your family.

There are two sizes of Super Spinner currently available. The original Super Spinner is sized one or two little kids, and can hold up to 200 pounds. It is available in green, blue, red, purple, pink or  yellow. If you want a larger size, the Super Duper Spinner lets more kids and adults ride, and can hold up to 650 pounds. That size is available in hunter green alone.  Get yours for $49.99 – $89.99 at stores like Amazon or Target.

pool float

Heading to the pool? Grab a fun float and head out. Intex makes a really fantastic assortment of floats your family is sure to love- my kids love the Intex Inflatable Mega Unicorn this year- they are, in fact, mildly obsessed. They have brought it to friends’ houses, and all the kids have had a fun time floating about the pool on the very colorful, very magical, large floating unicorn. You’d think this is mostly girls, right? Wrong. The boys love it as well, and so do mom and dad. My partner and I like to have our turn as well- although in all honesty, that rarely happens.Intex’s mega-sized, oversized pool floats are a lot of fun, more durable then many, and worth the price at $29.99.  Mega Unicorn and also the new Peacock design are newly available this year. You can also get Mega Swan, Mega Flamingo, and Mega Duck Island Floats. Tough choices- you might end up with more then one of these floaties.
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Must Have Carrier from Disney Baby Collection by LÍLLÉbaby

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When you have stuff to get done and a baby that wants to be held you are always looking for wonderful solution to keep it together. I must say that the perfect baby carrier can be a life saver all the way from newborn to toddler. LÍLLÉbaby definitely did not disappoint with adding the Disney Collection to their new line of carriers.

About LÍLLÉbaby:

The idea that functional and beautiful everyday objects should be available to us all is a core theme in Scandinavian design. With a Scandinavian foundation, the LÍLLÉbaby brand has from its very conception been true to these roots and shown a warm passion for combining functionality and style.

Resonating with the Scandinavian values of quality of life, honest, and a love for nature’s beauty, LÍLLÉbaby strives to make baby products that bring this functional style to parents, anywhere. They wish for parents to attain the simple luxury of keeping their baby close while building a nature bond, in perfect comfort and style.
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Clogged Drain? Try Roto Rooter

What do you do when you have a clogged sink or bathtub? It’s super annoying, and it causes serious issues in the house. How are you supposed to do anything when your sink isn’t working right? And it always happens when you are having company, am I right?
roto rooter
We recently tried Roto-Rooter on one of our clogs, and I can tell you that this is not a staged photo. For real.
Our sink has been super annoying, clogging up on the regular. Not much has helped it, and we’ve tried pretty much everything. Sometimes, you just need something to get it moving in a pinch.
clogged drain
We followed the directions on the Roto-Rooter bottle, and pured half the bottle down the drain. After it cleared, we poured hot water down the drain as the directions stated. It did indeed keep it clog free for quite some time.

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Lets Go Exploring

 

Summer is the perfect time to head out and play for the kids. I have a few really fun ideas for ways to encourage the kids to explore nature, to engage in dramatic play, and to keep their skin protected while soaking up the summer sun!

In order to go exploring you have to get their safely first. Mifold is small, compact, and you can take it anywhere! Instead of lifting the child up it brings the seat belt down. Making it safe and comfortable for them to ride. Imagine the places you can go exploring without having to have a big bulky booster seat around.

Sunblocz is my favorite option for very water resistant sun protection for the entire family. This is a 100% all natural option that has SPF 50+ and is safe for the entire family. It has no artificial fragrances and is full of antioxidants for a great choice in sun protection this summer.
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Keeping Kids Entertained with Brio Toys

 

Summer is here and we are heading out to visit family, go camping and have a lot of fun making memories. This summer, I have a strong desire to make our memories hands on based, instead of technology based. I think that hands on play is vital to childhood development, no matter how old your kids get.

Toys

This year, we are taking Brio along for the adventures to keep the kids happy, engaged and learning.

One that the entire family likes to tinker with is the Brio Labyrinth. This is a classic toy that has been reimagined for a younger, on the go, audience. We love that it is two sided and completely sealed for a fun way to play and challenge young minds anytime, anywhere. Retailing at under $30 this is a fun toy for the car for your summer travels.
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Summer Activities Made Easy

 

Summer is here and the kids are playing, swimming, hitting the ball field and completely enjoying the glory that is summer. This year, as they head out to play I am thinking of ways to keep them safe from the dangers of bug bites and fueled for the day.

summer

I was so glad to find that I could protect everyone, from the biggest to the smallest without introducing any harsh chemicals to the mix. Parakito is an essential oil blend that you can wear without irritating your skin or the earth, while keeping the pesky bugs at bay.

I was a little skeptical about how effective Parakito might be, as it seems like with or without a bug spray, I usually get bit, and two of my kids are equally appealing to bugs, but I had such great results with the fast, effective and long lasting gel roll on formula. Retailing at under $20, this is a must have for summer adventures with the kids.

Getting your kids to eat your vegetables has never been easier or sneakier than it is with these tasty organic shakes from Sneakz. The days of begging, pleading and fighting about vegetables are a thing of the past for my family.
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Great Accessory for your Phone #selfiebetter #monetallday

Monet is beauty and function for your phone. The ultimate fashion accessory for the on-the-go minimalist.  It’s a an extension of your hand with its easy slip on grip that provides a secure hold on your phone while taking better selfies. That same grip becomes your kickstand and Monet is a sleek wallet to hold money and cards. It’s currently available in 30 color variations with more colors currently in production.Monet is your 3-in-1 phone grip and the only accessory you need for a busy lifestyle:

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