Ella’s Kitchen and Earth’s Best are creating Summer Snacks your Kids will Love

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Summer is in full swing and with those longer daylight hours come more excursions with our little ones. Packing snacks is essential for any day trip with a kiddo. I like things that are easy to pack are individually wrapped and that take as little fuss as possible to get ready. Its also important that these foods are healthy and will keep our kiddos going strong.
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Being able to grab and go by throwing some snacks in my purse while we run out the door is the best. I don’t mind some prep time I might throw crackers in invdividual baggies so I can pass them out to my kids while we are at the park or while I am at a store so they can be content, well fed and ready for our next adventure.
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My kids ABSOLUTELY LOVE these pouches. The smoothies pouches are their favorites. They like the bright colors the yummy flavor combination and the smooth texture. All my kids from my 2 year old neice, my 11 month old nephew to my 3 year old, 6 year old and 9 year old kids. I even like them they are so yummy and a great pick me up for an afternoon snack. I love the ones where they sneak in veggies my kids would never normally eat but in the smoothies they gobble them down.
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Disclaimer: I received products from Ella’s Kitchen and Earth’s Best in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Lassig Green Label Neckline Bag Allover Fleur

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I am kind of a diaper bag snob. I need my diaper bags to be functional, practical, and this is a biggy I want my diaper bags to grow with my family. That is hard for most diaper bags to do. I want them to be stylish and able to carry a bunch of diapers, snacks, spare clothes for the kids, sippy cups, and sunscreen plus epi pens, inhalers and so much more.Plus I rather like the idea of an eco friendly durable bag. That’s not asking to much is it? And when my kids are done with the whole diaper bag stage I want to be able to still use the bag. It seems like some insurmountable feet that would require some sort of cape and flying through the sky. Well have no fear Lassig is here to save the day. Yes you guessed it the Lassig Green Label Neckline Bag Allover Fleur has everything I want in a bag and more. It has the capability to hold everything I need with some great little features that make me smile. Like a wet bag that comes with your bag to match. Pockets galore and room for all the things i need to carry around for all three of my children. Something I always test out in all my bags is how they function when being placed on the ground. If a bag can’t hold its form and stand up when placed down than that’s an issue I can’t excuse. I need my bag to stand up so everything doesn’t fall out or over every time I place my bag down. The Neckline bag holds up very well on its own, even when it’s not packed full.

Another feature that is important to me is top closure. I like to be able to close my bag shut. Not only does keeping my bag shut keep strangers from seeing my bags contents. It keeps my kids out or at the very least gives me the few seconds I need to say “back away from the bag kiddo”. Yes my children pilfer my bag while most of the time they are going for snacks or in the case of my oldest gum. Other times they are dumping everything out of the bag and if my bag is sealed they are less likely to see something of interest that could start the bag up heavel my boys are so known for. This bag has a great zipper that is very easy to use.

One of my very favorite features of this bag is its general style. This is a bag I can use as a beach bag when my kids are no longer in need of me carrying our entire house with us. Or I can use it to carry our lunches in it. It would be an amazing weekend bag too. The whole point is this bags use doesn’t end once your child is potty trained it is so stylish you will want to keep it around for years to come.
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The Green Label Neckline Bag Allover Fleur promises sustainability with class. Made from CYCLEPET polyester fabric sourced from recycled plastic bottles, our precious natural resources are consciously spared. At the same time, the diaper bag with its striking shape proves that ecologically minded production also allows for fashionable and stylish bags. The slick Neckline Bag Allover Fleur is available in Black Melange or Choco Melange with applications and a strap made of finest imitation leather. On the inside, the tried and tested convenience of a changing mat, an insulated bottle holder, a water-repellent wet compartment and a detachable baby jar retainer is to be found. Naturally, the bag can also be attached directly to the stroller. But fashion-conscious mothers also like to attract attention when shopping in town by carrying the bag across their shoulder.

Height: 16.9
Length: 5.5
Width: 16.9

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BUY IT: You can purchase the Lassig Green Label Neckline Bag Allover Fleur on the HABA site.

Disclaimer: I received a Lassig Green Label Neckline Bag Allover Fleur from HABA. All opinions are my own.

infanttech smarttemp bluetooth thermometer

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Having a sick kiddo is so hard. Waking them up to take there temperature  constantly throughout the night is so stressful but necessary to make sure your child keeps their fever down keeping a trip to the emergency room unnecessary. But while checking their temperature you are waking them up so they don’t get the sleep needed to heal also getting them back to sleep can be difficult and dealing with a sick crying kiddo all night is night my favorite way to spend an evening. I wish the Iinfanttech smarttemp bluetooth thermometer was around when my first child was born. I am so glad  I have it now and can tell you it is really easy to use, I can also tell you that every family member or friend who has a baby will be getting this product from me. It is one of those products that you hope you never need to use but that inevitably everyone will need to use and are SO thankful you have when the time comes. Some info about this product it has WIRELESS MONITORING VIA BLUETOOTH: smarttemp is an FDA Approved smart Bluetooth baby thermometer that allows parents to track their child’s body temperature in real time through their smartphone. You will also RECEIVE ALERTS: The app will alert you once the temperature rises beyond the threshold. It will also remind you when it’s time for another dose of medicine. When you have to remember to wake up at 2am to give another dose of meds you will thank this little reminder. It is so hard to remember those early morning doses having a little reminder is so nice. You are not alone there is an app to help you remember and keep your babies temp on track. SHARE DATA WITH DOCTOR: The smarttemp app stores up to 7 days of medical history and can be shared with caregivers. This is such a biggie! When you are sleep deprived and taking your kiddo into the doctor and they ask you what there temp has been and when the fever started you can show them in real time when it started and what it is. When my kids get sick like this  I can barely remember my own name let alone the exact date and their exact temp during this time. So no guess work just check the app and you have all that info at your fingertips.
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When Fever strikes, infanttech’s new smarttemp provides parents a new high tech way to track your child’s temperature through your smartphone. Using Bluetooth technology, a parent can keep baby close, but not disturb them when checking their temperature. Using a traditional digital thermometer requires parents to frequently monitor their children’s temperature manually, and especially at night. This often comes with stress, sleeplessness and exhaustion to parents and often causes the babies to feel uncomfortable and resistant. Here’s an easier solution.
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Get alerts when the temperature rises beyond the threshold
– Receive medicine reminders when it’s time for another dosage
– Parents can share the temperature graph with their Doctor
– Easy placement underarm with adhesive pad (10 patches included)
– Rinse with soap and warm water after each use to keep it clean for years of use
– Place back in carrying case to automatically turn off thermometer, preserving battery life
– Get up to 3 years of battery life with no charging required!

Smarttemp is easy to use. Simply download the smartphone app (Available for both iOS and Android), place the thermometer under baby’s underarm with adhesive pad, and monitor your baby’s temperature. Smarttemp comes with the thermometer, a carrying case, 10 adhesive pads, and has up to a 3 year battery life with no charging required.

Buy It: You can purchase the infanttech smarttemp bluetooth thermometer at Kohl’s online only.

Disclaimer: I received a infanttech smarttemp bluetooth thermometer all my opinions are my own.

Bringing Home Baby Gift Guide: A Time To Be Born Baby Book- Review



A Time to Be Born is the best baby book I have ever used. Indeed in my search for baby books this is is the very best one I have found. I do feel bad that my other two children did not get this book. Liam is just a lucky guy. Being the third child I know sadly he may get short changed in other ways but in the Baby Journal department he will reign supreme. A Time to Be Born is thorough, beautiful, educational, and just plan fantastic. We are Jewish and finding a baby book that fits us just right is hard. This book is so perfect it has prayers, places for the baby and other families Hebrew names and more. The art work inside is just unbelievable. This book is now my go to for all my Jewish friends Baby Shower Gifts. I know they will love it as much as I do.

RECORD THE DAILY WONDERS of the first five years of life in this marvelous Jewish Baby Journal while experiencing the joy and ceremony of Jewish living through more than one hundred original works of art presented in gorgeous pastels. Interactive with prayers, lullabies, recipes, quotes and religious excerpts this is more than a baby book: it is a full Jewish experience to share with the whole family.

From the time you get the good news, to your child’s birth and through early development, A TIME TO BE BORN: A JEWISH BABY JOURNAL will delightful and engage you as you record first experiences, emotions, milestones and cherished family.

Buy It: Visit the A Time to Be Born site to purchase this great baby journal or to have a custom portrait of your child done!

This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review

Bringing Home Baby Event: RuggedButts- Review




Looking for some super cute Boy clothes? I have found the place for you Rugged Butts has just what you are looking for. I know first hand how hard it can be to find clothes for your stylish little man. Girls seem to get all the cute clothes and the boys seem to get overlooked far too often. At Rugged Butts the emphasis is all on boys and the super cute duds they can wear! I received the adorable Little Brother tee and we are loving it! It is soft cute and just what I was looking for!

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RuffleButts for boys?!? This is crazy… right?

When I started RuffleButts back in 2007, it was a light-bulb moment for me. I knew exactly what I was supposed to do and what I was supposed to create. I had grown up in these little ruffled creations and thought everyone called them “rufflebutts”. To my surprise, the name was unique, but the reaction was universal…it just makes you smile! It was not long into this RuffleButt adventure that our mom-of-boy customers were suggesting a more masculine spin-off. I must give them credit, I heard names from Rumble-Butts to Ruff-His-Butt. Yes, creative, I know! The idea was fabulous, but as an entrepreneur I am committed to doing things right. At the time, I wanted to ensure that I was focusing on RuffleButts and putting in every last drop of energy that it deserved. As time went on, the requests grew more frequent (I think I may have even received a few bribes!). It was finally during the summer of 2010 when I knew it was time, and RuggedButts was officially born.

Here’s the funny side of the story – In August of 2010, Mark and I learned that we would be adding to our family. I believe it was sometime in November when we were told we would be having a sister for our little Aubrey. Of course, as a mom, I just wanted happy and healthy, but it was fun to know I would be able to enjoy our RuffleButts products for another few years! I continued to work away at our new boys clothing collection, researching and designing, and then finally putting them into production. Then, the crazy news…at a follow-up ultrasound, they said the words “um…. we were wrong.” We were having a boy!! So both of my ‘boys’ were born at about the same time, Jonas in April and our first shipment of RuggedButts samples arrived just a month later. Maybe it was just meant to be after all!

It is with great excitement, anticipation, passion, and appreciation that I present to you RuggedButts, a fresh new collection for the little men in your life…

This business is my dream come-to-life. We are blessed, beyond my imagination, with the most incredibly supportive customers and if a boys collection is what they want, a boys collection is what they get!

Buy It: Visit the Rugged Butts site to purchase Rugged Butts products.