Valentines Picks: Kohl’s Cares

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Valentine’s Day is just one day away, parents and grandparents are looking for great gift ideas that won’t break the bank for those kids we love. Kohl’s wants to share the love with exclusive hardcover editions of Leo Lionni Books, beautiful Canvas bags and even a book for Mom! The perfect way to encourage a love of reading give a book along with a coordinating plush toys for just $5 each through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. And for Mom I highly suggest the Swimmy canvas bag it is so cute thick and very well made. The book from Kids Activity blog is a steal at just $5 and what a great way to show your love by spending time together recreating some amazing crafts and projects together!
Books and accessories featured in the Kohl’s Cares collection this spring include:
Frederick book and mouse soft toy
A Color of His Own book and chameleon soft toy
It’s Mine! Book and frog soft toy
Cornelius book and crocodile soft toy
Swimmy book
Tote bag
101 Kids Activities book

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Your kids are sure to treasure their storybook with matching stuffed animal and accessories. And you’ll feel good about the small price of just $5 each with 100% of net profit benefiting children’s health initiatives nationwide. Kohl’s Cares purchases impact our local communities in a big way.

Kohl’s Cares partners with over 160 hospitals across the country educating parents and kids about living healthy, injury prevention, immunization, asthma, infant care, and more.

The Kohl’s Cares collection is available at all Kohl’s stores nationwide and on now through early April.

Be sure to follow Kohl’s on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

HABA Geomix Arranging Game Review

There are some toys out there that are just so beautiful and fun that they are just as much fun for adults as kids. While our children might not know that while playing with the HABA Geomix Arranging Game they are learning Geometry they very well could be. The bright colors and fun patterns you can create make this game just as fun for adults as for kids. I have this on my coffee table and adults play with it to. This is a game that also grows with your child in the beginning stacking, color recognition, shape recognition, and counting. And as they grow this can become a great game as they learn geometric patterns, problem solving, cooperation, and more. This is a game that truly does last, the pieces are made of wood and are beautifully crafted.
Challenge your little builder and yourself with these colorful blocks and building tray. These multicolored wooden blocks can be put together in all kinds of ways: as a 2-D puzzle or a mosaic using the 9-inch tray, or in 3-D constructions out of the tray. The set is great for pattern and shape recognition, and for encouraging creative solutions to basic geometric problems. Made from recycled wood with a nontoxic finish.
Buy it: Visit the HABA store to fin the Geomix Arranging Game as well as many other great games and toys.

Bringing Home Baby Event: EcoPacifier- Review and Giveaway

We are on the countdown for baby Winkles to make his appearance and I want to be ready. I wanted to make sure that we had the best pacifiers ever. So I went on a search and I found EcoPacifier! These binky’s are awesome! The Ecopacifier is made of 100% pure rubber from the rubber tree, Hevea brasillensi. These trees are sustainably grown in plantations in Malaysia. The rubber tree exudes a latex sap, the world’s primary source of natural rubber, which is tapped in a similar manner to maple syrup from a maple tree. After about 20-25 years the tree stops producing latex sap. The trees are then harvested and replanted. The harvested wood is used extensively in furniture, flooring, construction and even toys. From seed to tree to ecopacifier to wooden toys, the Rubbertree has an eco-friendly, sustainable and high quality life.

Children deserve safe products. Parents deserve simple, natural choices. Ecopacifier offers parents a solution to conventional pacifiers. Say “goodbye” to the icky pacifiers of yesterday, and “hello” to Ecopacifier, the 100% natural choice! Ecopacifier is made WITHOUT the use of chemical softeners (used in silicone pacifiers) or colorants (used in plastic and silicone pacifiers). Ecopacifier offers two sizes, in two styles. All are BPA-free, PVC-free, Paraben-free, and Phthalate-free.

Buy It: Visit the EcoPacifier site to find local and online places to purchase your own EcoPacifier.

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Bringing Home Baby Event: Bamboobies $60 Gift Code- Review and Giveaway

I am getting ready for another round of breastfeeding. When my new little one gets here I want to make sure I am ready prepared and above all comfortable. I can’t believe the difference between now and when I had my daughter. I knew very little about breastfeeding was terrified and just wanted to get it right. Well after A LOT of trial and error I can say I most definitely did get it right. But I got to tell you it’s like my hair stylist always says “Honey, it’s all about the product”. Okay your boobs and your baby might have something to do with it too, but I stand by my/his statement. Product can make all the difference and in breastfeeding that could not be more true. First in the beginning when your milk supply comes in it is not regulated. I remember hearing my daughter cry trying to fumble out a boob and squirting her down, my arm and my table. I am sorry if that is a bit graphic for you but it’s true. In the beginning I used disposable breast pads they were costly and not terribly absorbent. I wanted to be a bit more eco friendly so I found reusable breast pads. These were better for the environment, more absorbent but not so soft as you can see in the pictures below. I used them through breast feeding changing them often but being able to wash and reuse. And then I found Bamboobies (cue angelic song). They are amazing and everything a breast pad should be. They are the softest breast pads I have ever used (they are softer than any clothing item I own). They are absorbent and a better size then my old breast pads. They are truly magnificent! If you want to feel comfy while you sleep and while you go out these are the breast pads for you. There is nothing worse then going out in public only to find you have entered a one women wet t shirt contest. Trust me it has happened to me and it is not fun. Get Bamboobies and stay dry!
Next Breastfeeding in public can be an Olympic sport unto itself. My kids were squirmy wiggly little guys who seemed determined to show the world what they were doing. I don’t know about you but while I have no problem breast feeding in public I do like it to be relatively discreet. I am sure everyone knows that when I have my breast feeding shawl on and they see a baby’s head hidden with their feet dangling out they are well aware I am breastfeeding. However do they need to see my boobs “No, they do not”. The Bamboobies Chic nursing Shawl is just what you need to breast feed discretely and look good while doing it. I love the fabric it is soft and breathable. The shawl is really cute actually and I would wear it breast feeding or not. It covers perfectly and keeps you covered where its important!

The overnight Bamboobies are incredible. they are the softest most absorbent creation for your boobs ever! I love them and I know they will be invaluable for those first few weeks especially!

**Made especially for new mothers: for heavy leaking in the early months of nursing and overnight / early morning leaking**

Award-winning Overnight Bamboobies, designed for new mamas who leak a lot and want the ultimate in softness. The 4-pair pack comes in a cute, pink lingerie bag. Made with an Ultra-soft Bamboo Fleece outer layer and hemp and organic cotton soaker layer in the middle, these pads are the biggest and softest on the market!

Overnights are what made one new mother call Bamboobies “cashmere sweater for my boobies”!

Regular Bamboobies are ultra-thin with a milk-proof backing so they are perfect for going back to work or going out for a night on the town when you don’t want your nursing pads to show. They are ideal for light leaking or once your supply has been regulated. Regular Bamboobies are lined with organic bamboo velour to soothe tender nursing nipples on the inside and have a waterproof outer layer to protect your clothes. They’re heart-shaped to cup your breast better than a circular pad – no creases means no lines. Because they are thinner, heart-shaped and have a milk-proof backing, Bamboobies will not show or more importantly leak through your shirt like cotton pads do. Bamboobies also have a hemp and organic cotton inner layer to absorb as much milk as possible. Bamboobies have been called the “Maserati of nursing pads” – the ultimate in luxury and softness. Green packaging, fair-wage sewing in Colorado, and sustainable fabrics make Bamboobies the smart & eco chocie for new mothers.

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You can see the difference between the Bamboobies and one of my other reusable Breast pads. I can tell you right now I will never use the other one again. It was uncomfortable, scratchy and no the most absorbent pad. I had to change it many times a day at times once an hour or more. Bamboobies are SO SOFT! They are comfortable, super absorbent and the only breast pad I want to use now.

Here you can see all the layers that make up these great breast pads

So stylish, no one will know it’s a nursing cover! Unlike apron-style nursing covers, the Bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl is stylish and discreet. It won’t draw attention like other brightly colored covers.
Hand sewn in Colorado of eco-soy and organic cotton fabric, the super-soft lightweight jersey shawl stretches and changes to fit and flatter your changing body.

The Bamboobies nursing shawl comes in two sizes (S/M and M/L) and four fashionable colors:
Bright Marine Blue
Hot Purple
Stone Blue/Grey
Jet Black.

Soy is the new ‘vegan cashmere!’

Most of the time soy fiber is a waste product of soybean oil and tofu manufacturing … but, once in a while, a savvy textile manufacturer reclaims this food by-product for an innovative new fabric blend.

Soy is more breathable, absorbent and durable than cotton and is naturally anti-microbial and UV protective. Like silk, it is softer than cotton and longer-lasting. It dries quickly, doesn’t wrinkle as easily and feels luxuriously comfortable.

Soy fibers do not require any toxic bleaching or toxic chemicals to process and our soy blends are non-GMO. Soy fibers are ideal for garments as they ‘close the loop’ on manufacturing waste.

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site to purchase any of the Bamboobies products including nursing pads, the Chic Nursing Shawl and more. Used code FAML20 for 20% off at checkout at Bamboobies . This will be good for 20% off any Bamboobies product (nursing pads, nursing shawl, therapy pillows, nipple balm).

Win It:One lucky Familylicious reader will win a Bamboobies $60 Gift Code that may be used on any of the following products or a combination there of nursing pads, nursing shawl, therapy pillows, nipple balm. Please note the winner is responsible for their own shipping at a flat rate of $4.95.

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Bringing Home Baby Event: Rockin Green Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products- Review and Giveaway

I am so excited to tell you about Rockin Green Soap ! I think I have found one of my favorite laundry detergents ever. I do laundry every single day. I am very picky about my laundry detergent because I have to be. Kaia and Mikey have exceptionally sensitive skin and I am pretty positive the new baby will have the same skin concerns. I have gone through tons of laundry detergent trying to find the right one that works well for my children and doesn’t cause horrible painful rashes. Plus on top of that I cloth diaper so I need something that will also be strong enough to get rid of the yucky diaper smell and the ammonia which can linger and cause burns on the new babies skin. Well I have done that and then some. Rockin Green Soap not only takes care of all of those issues it does more. “How can it do more you ask?” Well I will tell you it smells amazing! Yes amazing. We got a chance to use the Smashing Watermelons laundry detergent and I have to tell you it smells exactly like Watermelon! It smells amazing. I have started washing my cloth diaper stash to get ready for the new baby and I always put my diapers through twice for two reasons one there is generally a yucky funk to them after the first cycle and two to get off the excess laundry soap residue. Rockin Green Soap is made to wash clean so there is no residue. Sadly that means there is no yummy watermelon smell to the laundry afterwards but still while its going my laundry room smells like yummy watermelons and not stinky laundry so I am sold.

Here is some info from the Rockin Green Soap site:

Rockin’ Green is an award-winning manufacturer of eco-friendly cleaning products designed to make cleaning easier and greener. Most well-known for their clean-rinsing laundry detergent formulated for use on all fabrics and especially useful on cloth diapers, Rockin’ Green produces detergents for hard, soft and normal water conditions (known as Hard, Soft and Classic Rock varieties).

Rockin’ Green also carries Funk Rock, a first-of-its kind natural ammonia bouncer, and Melody, an odor-neutralizer and air freshener home spray. With the exception of Funk Rock, all products come in seven natural scents, such as Mighty Mighty Marshmallow, Earth Wind & Orchids, Rage Against the Raspberry, and Bare Naked Babies (unscented).

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