Fit Fun on Halloween

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I have a love hate relationship with Halloween! I love the fun it brings for my family and that my kids enjoy going door to door for yummy candy! I do allow myself at least one Reeses and one pack of Whoppers before I pop a piece of sugar free gum in to keep my mouth occupied.

This year after we get back from trick or treating ourselves, we are going to have a little Fit Fun with our guests. Here is how we are going to do it:

5 Sit ups for every Anna or Elsa that comes to our door

5 push ups for every Super Hero or Ninja Turtle

5 jumping jacks for every animal

5 burpees for every witch or ghost

5 mountain climbers for scary costumed kiddo

5 supermans for every thing else (these are where you lay on stomach and pick up arms and legs contracting your back muscles…)

I am hoping that we will enjoy the fun of the work out! I love not knowing what we will have coming and that makes the work out more fun! (You can click on the picture above and print it for a cheat sheet!)

Fill your kid with Good2Grow this Halloween!

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I am a bit relaxed and let the kids eat sugar on Halloween, but I try to fill them full of a yummy nutritious dinner before hand. This year I will be treating my girls to some good2grow juice, which come in a variety of flavors and age appropriate sizes. These are awesome fruit/veggie juice blends! Here are a few of the flavors:

good2grow™ V-Blends – Available in Tropical Fruit Medley (71% juice, 6oz) and Strawberry Kiwi (71% juice, 6oz), good2grow™ V-Blends are a Vitamin C rich juice made only from the best ingredients. Made up of carrot, beet and apple juice, Tropical Fruit Medley contains 28% less sugar than 100% juice and Strawberry Kiwi contains 22% less sugar than 100% juice.

good2grow™ Organic Apple – good2grow ™ Organic Apple Juice is made from 100% juice and is a USDA-certified organic beverage.

good2grow™ Fruit Juice – Available in Fruit Punch (100% juice, 8oz) and two Apple Juice varieties (100% juice, 6oz and 60% juice/40% water, 4oz). The Fruit Punch combines apple, pear, and grape to create a flavorful juice that will leave kids refreshed.

unnamedYou can find good2grow at a retailer near you by clicking over to their website. You kids will love their Mickey Mouse, Spider Man, Ninja Turtles, Hello Kitty, Disney Princess’, Sophia, Doc McStuffins, Thomas the train and so many more.

Sleep Tips for Day Light Savings

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Daylight Savings is next week (December 2nd) and I admitt that I am NOT at all happy about losing an hour of daylight in the morning! As a mom, we know how important sleep is to us…but more importantly to our children. My girls will go into full melt down mode in less then 30 seconds if they don’t have enough sleep! (I’ll admit it, I’m cranky when I don’t get enough sleep too…) Here are a few tips to help your kids adjust and get the rest that they need.

1.) Start NOW with moving their bed time a little. 15 minutes a day over the course of the week can make a big difference. It will take a few weeks for them to adjust to the darker mornings and brighter nights.

2.) Give them a soothing bed time routine. Sing songs, warm bath, calm massage with lotion.

3.) Make sure they are warm and snug…consider a snuggie or warm blanket.

4.) Pampers Baby Dry diapers will help keep them feeling dry and comfortable. Pampers diapers have three absorbent layers that provide up to 12 hours of overnight dryness protection.

5.) Reassure them that you love them and can’t wait to play with them in the morning.

You can party along with Pampers on Twitter and learn more about how to prepare your little ones for the time change next weekend! Join them on Wednesday October 29th at 9pm EST. They have great prizes and you won’t want to miss! Go RSVP here! To participate in the party, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and @Pampers.

Twitter Party Prizes Include:

  • Prize 1Twinkles Nightlight in Blue, 148 ct of Pampers diapers and a pack of wipes.
  • Prize 2 – Pottery Barn plush security blanket, $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, a pack of Pampers diapers and wipes.
  • Prize 3 – A gift card to The $125 Children’s Place for pajamas, a pack of Pampers diapers/wipes
  • Prize 4 – A Kindle Fire so parents can purchase baby bedtime books, an $100 Amazon gift card to purchase the e-books, a pack of Pampers diapers and wipes.

And last…who wants to enter a Giveaway??

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Giveaway:

Win two coupons for FREE Pampers Diapers and Wipes! Entry is super easy! Leave your tip (in the comments) for how to get your little ones adjusted quickly. For extra entries, follow me on Facebook and Twitter. (Leave comment letting me know you are following!) And another entry for following Pampers on Twitter and Facebook. Giveaway ends on Nov. 7th at 5PM CST.

 

Be a Mamarazzi and win big this Halloween #BRUHalloween

#BRUHalloween @babiesrus

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You are probably thinking that your little one is the cutest little costumed baby out there this Halloween, right? It’s so fun to dress them up and doll them out! I recently attended a Babies R Us Halloween event and got to enjoy some Pampers discounts and treats instore. (You will have to watch my blog next year for the dates, so you don’t miss it!) While at the event, we had opportunities to take picts with different characters (like Geoffery!), make handprints and foot prints of the little ones and so much more! It was a lot of fun!

Win Big:

Thru 10/31: Share your baby’s Halloween photo with #BRUHalloween or enter at http://j.babiesrus.com/BRUHalloween for a chance to win a $1,000 Babies”R”Us Gift Card! What would you buy with $1000 gift card? I’m thinking Pampers would be a great choice…

Christmas Gift Idea: Crayola Virtual Design Pro-Fashion Set

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If you have a girl who is into fashion on your Christmas list this year, then you might consider getting her this Crayola Virtual Design Pro-Fashion Set. We were sent this set to check out and my 7 yr old LOVES it. Not only do you get to design a costume on paper but you also get to enjoy special software that brings your fashions to life on a virtual runway. Use the app to accessorize your model and customize your own fashion show. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets! You can buy it for just $29.99 on Amazon. (It’s normally $39 on Crayola.com)

How awesome is that! To design it, then watch it come alive!!

Crayola has a lot of great options for stocking stuffers as well! You can pick up markers, crayons, other small items! (I love practical gifts and new crayons are always welcomed by my kiddos!)

Christmas Gift Idea: K’Nex Classics 4 Wheel Drive Truck $9.99

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If you have a little boy on your Christmas list, you might consider Classics 4 Wheel Drive Truck $9.99 (was $24.99!) right now on Amazon. Best of all, you get FREE shipping with Amazon Prime on this one!

(Thanks Mamacheaps!)

Christmas Gift Idea: Powerslayer Kit

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Some people are hard to buy for. These are the people on my list that I look for creative, fun practical gifts for. I like gifts that are useful and not something I would buy for myself.

A Powerslayer Kit is just that! The Powerslayer Kit includes a Powerslayer, a USB cable of your choice and a travel case. It is designed to create a unique and considered experience. No more tangled cables or loose chargers – every element has its place.

What makes a Powerslayer a great gift? I charge my iPhone all night…every night. It doesn’t actually NEED to be plugged in all night but I am not going to wake up and unplug it once it’s charged. That is why a Powerslayer is awesome. It charges the phone until the battery is full, then it stops sending power to the phone. This is great for the battery life of the phone, long term.

You can order a Powerslayer on Amazon here for $39, or the full kit for $79 here.

Christmas Gift Idea: Eddie Bauer Jackets and Hoodies

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Winter is coming, or so we hope here in Texas! It’s October and we are still having temps in the 90’s! Usually that means we will have a cold winter, and it will probably be cold for a few months! Chloe is prepared as she has this Eddie Bauer Girls’ MicroTherm® Hoodie. It’s very sleek and thin, light weight, yet very warm. Her jacket is their lightest down-insulated hooded jacket and can be worn on its own or under a shell for maximum warmth. (Her’s looks just like the bottom left picture…so cute!)

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If you are looking for a nice gift that is practical for the kids on your list, then head over and order one of these!

Currently, Eddie Bauer is offering 30% off and FREE shipping on orders of $99 or more. Use coupon code: WISH to get that deal.

Christmas Gift Idea: Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center $9.49

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Christmas is around the corner and I am starting to see some deals that you might want to consider snatching up for the little ones on your list! You can order this Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center for just $9.49, down from $17.99!  That’s 47% off!

  • Great for at home or on the go!
  • Interchangeable templates that slide under a clear dry erase surface.
  • More than 25 games and learning activities.

(Thanks Happy Deal Happy Day!)

Five reasons that Halloween is not as bad as you think…

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When I think about Halloween, I think about CANDY! Reeses specifically…and Whoppers. I love both of those. I don’t always think about the good things that Halloween offers…but today in this post, I am!

Here are five things that I think Halloween offers us that is great for our family!

1.) A chance to play dress up with our kids and act silly.

2.) A chance to get out and meet our neighbors.

3.) A chance to be technology free for a few hours.

4.) A chance to exercise. You don’t think of it as exercise while you are walking around the neighborhood, but it definitely is! I wore more Fitbit last year and was amazed by the amount of steps that I got in!

5.) And last, it’s a chance to make memories as a family and set Halloween traditions. Last year I did a post about our Halloween traditions… it involves the Tooth Fairy…so go read about it!