Tom’s of Maine “Be a Tooth Fairy Hero” & Giveaway #momsparkmedia


Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste has been a lifesaver for us! I have never wanted my boys to dread dental hygiene so I like to make sure they like the routine and products used. Among my 3 kids, I had one who didn't like the bubble gum and one who didn't like the mint. I didn't feel it necessary to buy 2 toothpastes. When I saw Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry, I decided it was worth a shot. The fact that it is a natural toothpaste was a bonus. All of the boys chose Silly Strawberry and that is are primary toothpaste now! About Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste is the first and only natural kid’s toothpaste to receive the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance for its proven effectiveness. With no artificial dyes or sweeteners, Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste gets its naturally sweet flavor from real strawberries New this month, Tom’s of Maine Wicked Cool! is Tom’s of Maine’s first natural toothpaste designed for kids ages 8 and over. … [Read more...]

@YumEarth Holiday Gummy Bears Review & Giveaway #glutenfree #momsparkmedia


Holidays are not an exception to the healthy rule in our house. However, I don't think we have to miss out on the fun of holiday treats. As a gluten free and peanut free house, I am always looking for products that provide healthy and allergy friendly choices. Last Easter, I found out about YumEarth (To see the YumEarth Sour Beans Review click here) On to the Holiday Gummy Bears... YumEarth tastes much better than mass produced chemical candy because we choose real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients to sweeten our lives & yours. YumEarth. Good for us. Good for Mother Earth. "Santa" knows that we don't take a break for the holiday so he can provide Mom-approved stocking stuffers rather than the traditional candy options.  Reaction: With our middle son having Celiac Disease, I am a huge fan of individual packages since we have to provide him snack 5 days a week. Obviously, adding the convenience with the all natural factor, I am already pleased with the … [Read more...]

For the person who has it all…California Wine Club & a #giveaway too #momsparkmedia


Last month I introduced you to California Wine Club (click here to see the 1st post). We just received December's shipment and it's quite festive...  For a quick recap: California Wine Club is a great monthly subscription club where each month you receive wine accompanied by an edition of Uncorked that helps them get to know the winery along with providing suggestions and pairing recipes for that particular variety. Still trying to decide what to get that hard to buy for person? Maybe you want to do something special for you & a loved one? I am terrible about making time for myself to relax. My husband and I try to get out, but with 3 kids (and an eventful year) that hasn't been happening. California Wine Club has given us a treat to make date night at home special again. Want to test it for yourself (or give as a gift)? Enter Now! a Rafflecopter giveaway This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the … [Read more...]

California Wine Club spreading the Holiday Cheer to wine enthusiasts #momsparkmedia


Last minute holiday shopping is the worst! However, sometimes we have those people on our list that we just don't know what to get. I am a huge fan of subscriptions for variety. Introducing... I have to admit when shopping for wines I feel over-whelmed there are so many choices and I never know where to start. With California Wine Club, they take the time to select the wines and honor that with a 100% guarantee that assures you “never to get burned.” So what exactly does wine club package look like? You will find 2 bottles of wine safely tucked inside styrofoam packaging. Just remove the top to reveal the month's selection. Reaction: I would highly suggest California Wine Club as a holiday gift, hostess present for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years this season, etc.... While you could easily buy a questionable bottle off the shelf, I love the dedication put into to each month's selection of wines. The recipient will receive an edition of Uncorked each month that … [Read more...]

Tide Pod Multi-tasking Laundry Solution #momsparkmedia


When it comes to household chores, there's always something new and intriguing to make our "job" easier. How do you know if it's worth it? Multi-Tasker! For a detergent + stain remover + brightener in one Tide’s reinventing the way you do laundry! 1 pac = 1 laundry load Works in all machine types Dissolves quickly in hot & cold Reaction I prefer liquid laundry detergents, but that drippy mess or blue measuring cup is annoying. Introducing Tide Pods! I have 3 boys who like to get dirty. As they get older, I am trying to teach them responsibilities. One of the boys chores is to make sure clothes are in laundry basket not the floor. I sometimes find clothes like this... Sometimes stains get missed, which is what is great about multi-tasking Tide Pods! I put this in without pre-treating and this is the results straight out of the dryer.He didn't even wait for me to get the other clothes put away yet (see the laundry basket:)) My boys have so many clothes, but certain … [Read more...]

*Must Read* The 5 Love Languages of Children By Chapman & Campbell #momsparkmedia


To be a good parent is a constant learning process. With each of my 3 boys they have challenged me in different ways. As someone who used to be a behavioral therapist, I have learned the importance of nurturing their emotional well being. Lately though, I have been having issues with my 7 year old. I pride myself on how well all 3 of my boys have turned out and how involved I am. However the switch in my oldest was driving me crazy. So this book arrived on my doorstep... The 5 Love Languages of Children- Dr. Gary Chapman adapted his best selling relationship book, The 5 Love Languages, specifically for parents. Parents can learn and utilize their children's unique love language. ~~~~~ When we as parents learn to speak our children's love language, even though it differs from our own, we are showing them the way of unselfishness, the way of serving others. We are guiding them into an important part of becoming an adult--giving and caring for others. Reaction This book is not … [Read more...]

@PaperDirect for all your business & personal paper needs: Tropical Themes! #momsparkmedia


While I can't offer you a exotic vacation to a place like this... I am able to show you where you can find this Tropical Stationary. I love the relaxing vibe that the tropical theme gives off! Sometimes we need more basic or plain paper, but sometimes we need something more exciting, festive, etc... Below is an example of a brochure Note pads are a necessity in every household, but you don't have to stick with the standard yellow ones. With Paper Direct, you can customize a note pad to suit your needs. Throwing a party? Check out the Tropical banner among other themes for festive decorations About Paper Direct Our Designs. Your Words. Powerful Communications! Since our founding in 1988, PaperDirect© has been a leading supplier of designed desktop papers for businesses of every size, from small home offices to Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, PaperDirect provides customers with complete do-it-yourself communications … [Read more...]

Suggestions for Allergy-Friendly Easter @Smarties @YummyEarthCandy along with some #GlitternGlue & #EasterSmiles #cbias


{Smarties are a safe allergy-friendly option}  {Yummy Earth Sour Beans}  {Elmer's Glitter n Glue ideas: pictured below my Easter wreath & find more suggestions via Elmer's on Pinterest} {Easter Bunny Coconut Cake} {Find Suggestions with Easter Smiles via CBSocially on Pinterest} Please note: This post is not compensated beyond original reviews just supporting great brands & bloggers. … [Read more...]

@YummyEarthCandy Naturals Sour Beans: Great for an allergy-friendly Easter! #momsparkmedia


Jelly Beans are a staple of Easter, but most contain chemicals & probability of gluten cross-contamination not too mentions a lot of ingredients I don't want to give my kids... {label from unnamed jelly bean package} Thanks to Yummy Earth living a healthy lifestyle doesn't necessarily mean we have to leave behind candy... Reaction I am such a kid at heart. I have always loved sour candies so I may be biased. These are some of the best jelly beans I have ever tasted! When it comes to running a household with food restrictions and auto-immune disorders, we have to be more conscious of what we eat not just for contamination reasons, but for the sake of building up our immune system.I am allergic to peanuts on top of being a Celiac so when dealing with candy it always seems like it either has a possibility of peanuts or gluten. Hooray for Yummy Earth for creating a healthier version of a well-loved Easter favorite that exceeds expectations of what a jelly bean should be! They … [Read more...]

“What’s lurking under Your Kitchen Sink?” Transform w/ @shakleehq #GetClean products {#Giveaway Too} #momsparkmedia


With Earth Day approaching, we are thinking about what we can do to better the Earth... Do your cleaning products have kerosene, phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfuric acid, petroleum distillates, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, butyl cellosolve, phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, morpholine, phthalates? Visit the household data base to find out! I consider myself to be a relatively green mom. However, when money and time factors in I am not always as green when convenience is at stake. Even cleaners that claim to be green, natural, etc... can be deceiving when you aren't sure what you are supposed to be looking for! Most importantly is what you won’t find in the Shaklee products, which have been reviewed and endorsed for their safety by Healthy Child Healthy World {}.  We believe that health isn't just about what you put in your body; it's about everything around you. We bring you a full line of natural and nontoxic … [Read more...]