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Smart Playrooms is owned and operated by two teachers with many years of classroom experience and expertise. They bring the most effective classroom organization techniques and learning strategies into your home. The Smart Playrooms System includes nine learning centers from pretend play, games, music and movement, building, to a literacy center and more.
Using the most effective classroom organization techniques and learning strategies, Smart Playrooms will design and organize your play area to encourage creative, independent play. Watch your children play with the toys that you already own, instead of getting bored and constantly asking for new ones.
Green Eyed Nutrition
Feeding your family well and ensuring that everyone is meeting their nutritonal needs can be difficult at times. Sometimes we just need a little help to get things organized. A family nutrition consult by a registered dietitian-nutritionist is what you need. During this one hour consult we'll assess where your family eating habits are, do some troubleshooting and put together a simple meal plan that is healthy and easy to prepare. Healthy snack ideas and recipes are included.
Swanling Innovations Inc
The Swanling? Slumber Swan? is the perfect gift for both boys and girls. The Swanling? Swan is made from the softest materials and will soon become your child?s best friend. The small and medium size swans are equipped with a gentle and soothing rattle, all of the swans have child safe eyes.
The Swanling? Slumber Swan? is also made to attach to the Slumber Sleeper?, a 3-in-1 safe sleep solution. It is a mattress protector, fitted sheet and sleep sack all in one. It is designed to help keep your baby safe, warm and centered. Although the sheet allows older children to move freely and change sleep positions, the Slumber Sleeper? unique design helps facilitate back sleeping and helps keep baby centered while in the crib, two important components of safe sleep for babies, and you get the added benefit of easily keeping an eye on them without adjusting your baby monitor frequently.
Nothing is worse than a sore neck from sleeping uncomfortably in the back seat of a car. Avoid the dreaded head bob (or if multiple kids are in the back ? the head bump) with the Cardiff Booster Seat Headrest. This revolutionary, new device provides support and comfort for a child asleep in a moving vehicle. Its thoughtful design can also accommodate users of all sizes. By attaching to your vehicle?s existing headrest with a simple, universal mount, the Booster Seat Headrest provides lateral support to keep a child?s head and body upright; comfortably aligned in the seat as they sleep. If the kids catch a good nap while in the car they will be well-rested and not cranky!Order Out Of Chaos Our Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management keeps students on task, on time and on track. It's unique design allows students to first "see" their available blocks of time during the school week so they can plan when they will get their assignments done and learn to manage their time. http://www.orderoochaos.com Southwest Beverages Sippity? hot cocoa mix has been scientifically designed and uniquely blended into a dry mix form that contains all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot cocoa beverage experience. All of our ingredients are premium quality selected from the best American suppliers. All products are 100 % gluten free and 99.9 % caffeine free. Easy Microwavable. For diet conscious consumers, our low calorie, Sippity Lite? products offer the same great taste as our Sippity? sugar blends flavors but less than 2 grams of sugar per serving. Available in 6 delicious gourmet flavors: chocolate, chocolate marshmallow, chocolate cinnamon, pumpkin spice, chocolate peppermint and chocolate raspberry. http://www.southwestbeverages.com DFM Stationery DFM Stationery offers everything from personalized stationery to birth announcements, Holiday cards, and many other gift/hostess items! Winner receives 25 personalized notecards from any of the lines that are shown on the website which can be found on the Brand's page. http://www.dfmstationery.com ZizzyBee Bags ZizzyBee Bags are handy, compact, reusable, washable storage bags convenient for every part of your life. The neat freak in your family will love that they help you store and organize just about anything! From diapers/wipes, make-up and sports gear, to even purse clutter these trendy bags makes organization easy and they?re see-through so you can easily find what you?re looking for. Reduce single-use bag waste while keeping life?s clutter cleaned up. With two eco-friendly bag sizes to choose from, ZizzyBee Bags are a perfect fit for storage and organizational needs. www.zizzybeebags.com Hello Beach Our lightweight tote is made of half mesh, so the sand shakes right out. The perfect bag for shell seekers! The top half is 100 cotton, while the bottom half is made of durable woven mesh. Unlike traditional bulky bags and plastic buckets, our totes fold small to conveniently fit in luggage for airline travel to oversea destinations. Created by a mom and hand sewn in the USA! Eco-friendly and Reusable. http://www.hello-beach.com Jumbo Dog Artbooks Jumbo Dog will offer $100 off of any order of a glass or hardcover book. We take your children's art and other mementos and create beautiful coffee table books. At Jumbo Dog, we think there?s a better way to enjoy all those precious items you?ve saved. We scan and photograph your child?s artwork and mementos and create beautiful, custom glass or hard cover books, designed to last a lifetime. http://jumbodogartbooks.com/ Pello The pello is a luxe floor pillow with a patented, distinct, donut shape (34? circumference) with raised edges (7? on the sides), ultra-soft plush brushed poly and cotton fabrics and a padded center that benefits a child at all stages of development. It is machine-washable, can be thrown into the dryer, and is durable and portable for mothers on the go. Every pello has two side handles enabling it to be folded in half like a taco and easily portable. Each pello also includes a pocket (6.5? x 6.5?) with a loop inside to hold baby items. In addition, loops on the side of the pello keep toys at bay. http://mypello.com/ Jangala Tribal Warriors Jangala Tribal Warriors: Living, Growing and Learning From The Heart is the first book of a series designed to increase children?s capacity to handle their feelings and conflicts while building healthy and strong relationships. The concepts are based on positive psychology, Nurtured Heart? language and rational thinking skill building. Two of the younger characters, Nina and Gabby get entangled in a conflict that stemmed from teasing and we learn how the entire tribe stands together to make change for the better in their Jangala -a magical rainforest where peaceful, loving communities and tribes are the norm and expectation. http://www.jangalatribalwarriors.com Fun Wraps Fun Wraps are one of a kind, kid-friendly compression bandages with an easy starter loop and velcro closure. Perfect for athletic, active kids with funky fresh style. Keep them in lockers, backpacks and first aid kits. Serious Support. Serious Style. http://www.funwrapsbsi.com/ Sleeping Baby The Flying Squirrel PJ was created due to a demand for a product to follow the size LARGE Zipadee-Zip! This cute eLOVEphant designed PJ is made from a soft, breathable cotton blend fabric. This Pajama is designed to go up to size 5T and has the same general shape as the Zipadee-Zip BUT has OPTIONAL HAND AND FOOT COVERINGS! The fit is designed to be baggy?kind of like MC Hammer Pants! :) This allows a little one to wear them for a long time and to enable you to pull down the wrist and ankle cuffs over the hands and feet to turn them into hand coverings and socks for bed-time! They can then be rolled back for play time! http://www.sleepingbaby.com The Minkey by Olie The Minkey by Olie is a patented one in all winter garment for all babies and toddlers, it is one garment that combines gloves, scarf, and hat all in one! The Minkey is very easy to use you simply pull on the Minkey over the child's head just like a baklava hat and it will keep the child's head, ears, neck, throat, arms and the hands warm and dry. The amazing thing about the Minkey is that it stays on even though your child doesn't want it to so no more lost gloves, no more lost hats and no more cold and grumpy children. The Minkey keeps your child warm and dry all winter long in just one piece. http://www.theolie.com Star Kids Snack & Play Travel Tray
Star Kids Products is an innovative children?s product manufacturer that specializes in making fun and safe products for busy, traveling families. We specialize in safe and easy-to-clean products to make life easier when traveling with children whether via car on road trips, railroad or by plane.
spbang's unique, durable and environmentally friendly snack bags are crafted with food safe material that contains no lead, no BPA and no phthalates. Imagine having the material used normally for hard food storage containers in the form of a soft bag. The best part is you can put them on the bottom rack of your dishwasher daily and they come out sparkling clean. Whether they are in your kids lunchboxes, storing crayons, on a plane or at the pool/beach, they are perfect for families on the go!
Jinja Jewelry draws inspiration for its beautiful, high quality, handmade coral and silver jewelry from local and global trends in affordable jewelry and accessories. The best ideas are carefully crafted into an eclectic line of jewelry using local beach coral for necklaces, bracelets, and rings along with silver, rhodium, and semiprecious stones. Each piece of beautiful Jinja Jewelry is lovingly hand crafted by the people in Bali through a difficult and time consuming process for your wearing pleasure.
Diaper Bag Dailies
Diaper Bag Dailies revolutionizes the way diaper bags are packed. They're a "crib sheet" for parenthood! We prep, you schlep! Everything you need in a prepacked kit. Just add baby! Winner receives a bundle of essentials for your diaper bag including diapers, wipes, onesie, nail files, tissues, and more.
Rockin? Green is made for families that care about taking care of themselves and the Earth. We can all do our part for the environment while doing something good for ourselves. Rockin? Green products are made with a biodegradable plant-based and petroleum-free surfactant. They are septic and grey-water safe. They are never tested on animals. www.rockingreensoap.com Rock-a-Thigh Baby Made in USA, eco-friendly, thigh-length socks (like legwarmers with feet). Rock-a-Thighs are a fashionable alternative to girl tights and are "THE socks that stay on!" Rock-a-Thighs are available in many different designs and in six sizes ranging from 0-6m up to 6-8yr. http://www.RTBsocks.com PunkinWrap The PunkinLinks and PunkinSnaps function as a baby-safe clip to attach toys to baby gear and were designed to work with the PunkinWrap to keep it linked to virtually any baby transportation system. The links and snaps are BPA, PVC, PET, and Phthalate free so they are safe for baby to play with and even chew on as a teether. They are also made for various uses so parents can get creative with them! They are made in the USA and come in gift-boxed packages of 12 PunkinLinks and 4 PunkinSnaps so you can gift to any parent. http://www.punkinwrap.com Baby Dipper The patented Baby Dipper bowl means true one-handed feeding of infants and toddlers. The unique combination of features includes a non-slip base, a triangular shape, and a slanted interior surface that leads to a spoon-shaped corner for collecting the food. Parents have a free hand while feeding an infants (or more). Toddlers learn easily how to feed themselves when they do not have to chase the food in the bowl and the bowl across the table. The Baby Dipper bowl also assists older children or even adults who have difficulties feeding themselves. http://www.babydipper.com Wristy Buddy Wristy Buddy is a one piece teething wristband comprised of a wristband with an absorbent animal in the center, a textured teething attachment, and a satin attachment. Wristy Buddy is designed for babies that are teething that haven't developed the motor skills to hold traditional teething objects. Babies that can't grasp toys can manipulate Wristy Buddy. Wristy Buddy is made of absorbent materials to help keep little faces and clothing dry. Its various textures and colors engage and stimulate. It is easily accessible to your teething baby and is more sanitary than traditional teething objects. http://www.wristybuddy.com GourGanics GourGanics is a local organic salsa and simmer sauce made by a Fairfield, CT mom using organic produce grown in Connecticut and New York. It's extra thick and specially created not only to be eaten right out of the jar as a salsa, but to be used in cooking as a delicious simmer sauce. http://www.gourganics.com TrueMoon A kit preparing girls for their first moon cycle, complete with tips for parents, fun, factual information, a dry erase chart, carry case, girl's first keepsake, and organic tampons. http://www.mytruemoon.com Pee-kaboo Potty Sticker The pee-kaboo reusable potty training sticker is a unique and fun way to potty train your child and helps you overcome the ultimate potty training obstacle-actually getting your child to want to use the potty again and again. Simply place your pee-kaboo reusable potty training sticker in the base of a flat-bottomed portable potty seat and watch what happens. Each time your child successfully uses the potty, "peekaboo!"?, a charming image magically appears. Your child is instantly rewarded for their efforts and is excited to use the potty again! "I want to see the butterfly"?, your child exclaims. Sure?, you say, all you have to do is pee-pee in the potty and peekaboo! -? No more begging your child to go to the potty, and no more trips to the store for costly rewards. Just potty training transformed from trying to triumphant! http://peekaboopottysticker.com ChicoBag Take your commitment to a reusable lifestyle one step further by replacing your single-use sandwich bags with Snack Time rePETe! Each Snack Time set includes three reusable snack and sandwich bags that feature a fold-over, hook-and-loop closure system that expands to fit a full-size sandwich, or folds over for smaller snack items. The reusable bags feature a food-safe, water and stain resistant liner that makes for easy cleaning. Each reusable snack pouch is machine washable and complete with a stylish, subtle print. Made of 78% recycled content. http://www.chicobag.com/ Baby Jack Blankets Babies develop cognitively, socially and emotionally through sensory play. Baby Jack and Company designed an educational print that teaches the alphabet, numbers 1-10, shapes and colors in a primary color palette. This sensory tag blanket is a great educational tool and provides entertainment and comfort in a security blanket. http://babyjackblankets.com Castle & Bay Sphinx Personal Lounger Bridging the gap between inflatables and hard chairs the compact two-piece Sphinx Personal Lounger is perfect for the student at home or in the dorm, it is great for the beach/pool, for the meditator, the sunbather, and the traveler. It allow you to read comfortable on your stomach, lounge on your backside, use it as a chair, a lap tray or as a kick board in the water. The Sphinx has a cup holder, cooler/storage and stows in its own mesh carry bag with a shoulder strap. Take it with you anywhere, it easily fits in your beach bag or your suitcase. It only weighs 2 lbs., takes 12 breaths to inflate and deflates to the size of a loaf of bread. http://www.castleandbay.com Henri's Reserve Champagne Mom and dad can enjoy a well-deserved date night with a $75 gift certificate to Henri's Reserve! Henri's Reserve is a curated e-boutique of Family Estate Champagnes, creative gifts (with gorgeous packaging) and "first time" bubbly experiences (aka tasting kits). Henri's Reserve is the best place to buy exclusive, highly desirable short runs of Champagne because they have unique access to the French family vineyards that produce highly rated, limited production boutique champagnes (5k bottles per year or less). From tasting samplers and Champagne clubs to gift cards and gift sets, Henri's Reserve offers the best choices in exquisite French Champagnes from the wine lists of the world's most famous restaurants. http://www.henrisreserve.com
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I got the opportunity to review the Personalized Water Bottle Labels from ICustomLabel and I have to say this is a wonderful idea. If you are ever celebrating a wedding, birthday party, holiday, baby shower or any other occasion you might want to consider using this labels as part of your decorations.
First off all they are WATERPROOF, which is ideal for water bottles that might be on the refrigerator or cooler for the party. They are also really cute, come in so many different designs and you can customized with names, dates or messages that are good for the reason you are celebrating. You can match the water bottles to the theme of your celebration now.
To see all available designs visit the ICustomLabel webpage.
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Since a was a teenager I have had dogs. I love all dogs, however Shepherds are my favorite type of dogs. When I left Colombia to come to the US my two German Shepherds stayed with my parents. I knew they were in good hands, but I was missing my fury babies.
As soon as my son was old enough to help take care or a pet, I got the most adorable Christmas present. I was given Da Vinci, our handsome German Shepherd. Well, call us crazy, but we went and adopted another dog a couple of weeks ago. Yes, you read it right. We got a new dog. He is a Shepherd Chow mix and we named him Donatello. (no, we will not be getting two more dogs to complete the Renaissance artists).
Why do we adopt and rescue? The answer is simple. There are so many dogs that need a home and when you adopt you are saving an animal live and guess what? they are saving yours too. They give you so much love and become a very important part of your family. We find adopting dogs from the shelter rewarding and we know that we are doing good by doing so. However, let me assure you, it is a win-win situation. I feel that the dogs have rescued me as well with all their love.
When I went to Sam’s Club to buy Pedigree dog food and I heard that during October in celebration for Pet Adoption Month, Pedigree will be donating one bowl of dog food for every Pedigree dog product purchased at Sam's Club in October, I knew I needed to stock up on food and treats. What a great cause. I really love that Pedigree is helping to feed shelter dogs.
You can buy any of the following products and Pedigree with donate a bowl of food to a shelter to help feed dogs because #PedigreeGives #CollectiveBias
I would advice you to visit the web page for your local shelter. They usually have a list of all the dogs available. You do not need to adopt a big dog as we did. There is plenty of small dogs available. There is also other animals that might be a better suit for your family. Yes, you can buy a pet, however I recommend adoption because we find it more rewarding.
After you visit the shelter website, you can also pay a visit and get to know the animals. Learn about the reason they are at the pound. There is plenty of good animals that were abandoned because their family moved and they were not able to take them with them. Not always that a dog is at the shelter is because of behavior problems. In most cases the families are unable to keep them but the dogs are great dogs. If you want a pet, give the shelter a chance.
Halloween is a great time to decorate your house and do crafts with the kids. But let's get real, not everyone has time (or patience) for complicated Halloween crafts. So here it is a very simple craft. Easy to make with easy to find and inexpensive materials.
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About the DVD
Danny and older sister Eleanor fall into an adventure of a lifetime when Danny accidentally unleashes a centuries old curse involving mummies, phaoroahs and nefarious villains! When their archeologist parents go on an expedition to an ancient Pharoah’s last resting place, Danny sneaks into the tomb and finds a sacred amulet, which he takes home. When he accidentally breaks the amulet, all sorts of chaos follows, starting with his parents turning into mummies! Eleanor and Danny frantically look for clues to solve this nightmare but the police, an evil assistant, and a mysterious visitor from the past are suddenly getting too close for comfort.
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Did we like it?
It is not a long movie, however it is perfect for Halloween time. It is funny (we laughed a lot) and both kids and adults at the house enjoyed it.