We are Mamas on the move, always searching for a way to infuse healthy options into our kids' diet. Thankfully, we received a complimentary box of Educational Snacks by Dick & Jane (Twitter: @DickandJane_Edu) to review with our pickiest eaters - 3 girl, 3 boy, 5 & 8 girls.
The fact that the snacks are whole grain, nut free, and only 5g of sugar per serving is amazing - I needed to know that I could pass these bags to each child without sparking a ridiculous sugar attack. Did I mention my 3 year old is not interested in candy or heavily sugar based snacks? (Fingers crossed her position will follow her through high school.) But, I digress.
When it comes to trying something new - I like to present our troop with a product in a group, once they are not fighting and seemingly in a good mood. The best time presented itself after the Peanuts Movie. Grinning from ear to ear, they were excited and ready to be our "testers". So, I handed the Bilingual snacks to the 3s, State/Capitals to 5 and the Presidents to 8 (to which she replied, "I'm learning Presidents in Social Studies!".
They tore into the bags and immediately started describing each snack. I was surprised at the size of each piece. They were big enough to display the snack theme. My daughter enjoyed the "siesta" snack as we drove home - I crossed my fingers that nap time would be just as simple.
Vanilla Flavor and theme appropriate to our 3-8 year old group.
Serving size proved to be just enough - my tot ate them all.
Size of each piece displayed the theme in clear manner.
My kid refused to share.
We used them for after school snacks, lunch boxes, and between soccer practice or gymnastics. Pick yours up today!
Like most Mamas, we want the best for our troop. If you are looking for an alternative to your current snack options - check out http://www.dickandjanebakingco.com/ for the nearest store and Amazon.
We were contacted to receive and provide an honest review on HCF Happy, Calm & Focused Brain Supplements. Our need to remain on track is always important but when you add the summer heat, swimming, dance, gymnastics, and jiu jitsu to our calendar - every bit helps. I started taking HCF three weeks ago and have since had to deal with arranging funeral services, planning last minute travel, beginning the tot's summer activities - on top of my daily goals of running a successful home, marriage and business.
Prior to this journey, I read the ingredients and history of formulation; which is my automatic response when taking any new vitamin, supplement or medication. The fact that HCF is "hypoallergenic, and contains the purest neuro-nutrients obtainable: no preservatives, no chemicals, no coatings, no calories, no sweeteners, no enhancers, no yeast, no fragrance, no dairy, no gluten, no nuts, no wheat" really made me interested. Not to mention, the fact that HCF includes Amino Acids, Vitamins and Minerals for Memory, Attention, Focus, Mood, Concentration, Sleep, and Weight Loss. Needless to say, the timing was impeccable!
Happy. My husband commented that I seemed happier the first week. I've noticed an enhanced ability to relax without worry. I can schedule activities with ease, knowing that I can complete them and spend more time with the most important people in my life.
Calm. At my lowest, I was able to maintain a sense of strength and make difficult decisions. I've never experience death as closely as I've had to this month. It's been a reflective, yet inspiring time. I've learned that my strength comes from within. Once calm, I can harness my grief and maintain.
Focused. I've been able to complete my to-do list each day; which is rare. I'm taking on several new projects and need to finish each day with a clean slate. I've seen great improvements in time management and attention to detail.
LeaveittoMama.com started in February of 2014 and has grown through collaborations, networking and brain power. The time we've spent has not been easy, but definitely rewarding. We are learning that in order to be our best, we must put our health first.
Ultimately, the use of HCF allowed me to use time more efficiently; which left more energy to enjoy the most important part of life - living. I received HCF complimentary for an honest review. I enjoyed the use of these supplements and will continue due to the positive results I've experienced.
My sister & I had the pleasure of playing Fitivities this week. It was a fun, active way to spend the afternoon. We do our best to keep our kids active -- which is the game's purpose, created by Sandy "Spin" Slade. We played with 3 adults and four kids. Each adult had a team of kids. We let our little ones lead the way by rolling a die and moving the shoe to each square. The pieces are larger and softer than most games - which makes them easy to find (Mama friendly!). It was great to see each group so excited about the next exercise. The best word to describe Fitivities is PERFECT.
The holidays are coming up and we have a lot of family coming in town - can't wait to enjoy Fitvities before drinking hot cocoa and trimming the tree. We give the game two thumbs up! Grab your game on Fitivities.com and Amazon.
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