Monday, December 30, 2013

Revolution Foods Meal Kits for Kids are Healthy AND Yummy and a Giveaway!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received  coupons to sample the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
A revolution is here... a Real one...a Revolution Meal Kit to change the way you think about prepared kids lunches.  Traditionally, school lunch---ugh. Making a creative, fresh lunch for my child every day--um, I like the end result and I feel good about it but sometimes it is just so hard to come up with something exciting. Forget about what they serve in that cafeteria! I go food shopping and look and look, hoping for some relief. I go past the refrigerator case and see those L*8ch@ble$ Kids Meals and then I look at the labels in sadness and put them back. I just can't do it. But I really needed some help and I am happy to say my healthy solution has finally arrived. Happy Days for this healthy mama!
Kristen and Kirsten, two moms very similar to me got together and created Revolution Foods, a healthy line of fun meals for kids.  Revolution Foods Meal Kits are 100% kid-tested for yumminess and they are grab & go.  All the benefits of a speedy fast meal without the yucky ingredients that make you groan. All Revolution Foods Meal Kits a made with natural, high-quality ingredients, no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  Guest who has them now?  Target.  Yup, my favorite store has them in stock all over the country.  We picked up a few varieties this week. We just tried the Cheese Pizza Meal kit and you know who gave it a thumbs up.  Whole grain pizza crust, shredded rBST free mozzarella cheese, squeezable all natural pizza sauce and  wild berry peel apart 100% fruit snack.  What is not to like?  They can eat it hot or cold.  Other varieties include Ham and Cheese, Turkey and Cheese and PB&J.  At Target they were a reasonable $3.99 each. Not much different in price than the yucky ones loaded with junk but a huge improvement in the healthy contents.
Think about how these easy, healthy lunch kits can simplify your life. Dance practice, piano lessons, theatre, soccor, baseball, swim team...we all run from one activity to another, right?  Here is a fun way to get the kids a healthy meal without the headache or guilt. Revolution Foods Meal Kits are the perfect solution whether at home, school or on-the-go! These kid-approved Meal Kits can be found in the refrigerated section of select retailers like Whole Foods and Target.  

Don't forget to enter the great giveaway and you could win a month's worth of free lunches!

Beauty Box 5 is an Adorable Mini Winner: Glamamamas Review

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
Beauty Box 5 is a subscription beauty box sampler that is delivered to your doorstep (or mailbox) filled with a combination of 5 brand new cosmetic samples/full size products monthly, quarterly or annually. It is a great new way for anyone from teens to moms to sample new cosmetic products and see what works for you. They include tips and tricks on the back of this little card below to help you get the most out of your beauty samples. 
Beauty Box 5 shared with me that they are always looking for the inside scoop on hot new items to make the best matches for your own personal taste and lifestyle.  The prices are reasonable too. You can get a Beauty Box 5 monthly for $12, quarterly for $30 or annually for just $99.  Shipping is always free. They are also currently offering a little bonus...each box gets a corresponding gift card to Soap with purchase of one of the above plans.  A fun way to check out lots of the new beauty stuff out there without a whole lot of $$ investment. The great part is that if you like something, you can just get on line and buy the full size item, right?  Much better than buying a full size you-know-what-beauty-item and paying a fortune and then it sits in the makeup bag gathering dust because it doesn't work for you.

Beauty Box 5 mixes it up with their brands and keeps things adventurous. They source from a mix of niche, luxe, regular drugstore, vegan and eco-conscious brands.  You might get hair care, nail care, makeup, skin care, fragrances or even beauty accessories.  I love the suspense!  You will get a carefully curated blend of travel, full-size and deluxe samples from their most current collection.

I received the December 2013 Naughty and Nice Box.  Here is the scoop on the goodies that were in this cute little box:
NYX is a brand that I turn to often in my local Ulta store so I am familiar with them.    This was an eye shadow trio called Live in Rio.  A pretty blend of mauve, taupe and a grayish blue all with a bit of a shimmer. I like that it is manufactured cruelty free.  

The second item was a travel size Clean and Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer.  This is small but perfect for a weekend getaway.  
I was not familiar with Body Drench moisturizers before I received this. Body Drench Hemp Moisturizing Daily Lotion has a nice, light scent.  Not too overpowering and natural.  Again, a travel size at 2oz which would be good for a weekend. 
Winter brings dry feet.  I was excited to see the coarse/fine foot smoother from Every Beauty. It has a coarse texture on one side...fine on the other. You can use it on the feet, elbows or knees....wet or dry.  I love that this is flexible and reusable.  It felt nice on my feet and that were super smooth after I used it. 
The last item was OFRA Lipgloss Plumper in Sultry.  A pretty rose bronze shade that works nicely for the cool weather. It was thicker than traditional lip glosses but felt smooth on my lips.  I detecting some tingly lip plumping action but it took a few minutes.  Be patient. The color suited me well. This was a full size item and I liked the petite 10ml size. Good for an evening bag or pocket. 

This was a nice little box if goodies...not a complete bargain but reasonable in light of the fact every item and brand was new to me with the exception of the Clean and Clear.  Pure convenience and a nice treat which we all deserve!  I knew the brand NYX from shopping at Ulta but had not tried this particular color palette. All the other items and brands were fun surprises to check out and learn more about. I like finding out about new beauty innovations but with work and life...ahh, my time is so limited to troll the beauty stores and malls. Beauty Box 5 is a nice way to discover new brands and products without a huge commitment. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Love With Food Subscription Box : Winter Wonderland Review

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

One Box. One Meal. YOU donated a meal. YOU made a difference. We Love You.

Wow.  This was the first thing I saw when I opened the bright red box from Love With Food.  That really piqued my interest.  Every subscription box from Love With Food triggers a meal donation.  What a fantastic idea...very easy way to help others and find joy in your own life at the same time. 
Pair it with a box filled to the brim with lots of natural, organic and decadent delights and you can feel good about subscribing to this box every month....or gifting it to a friend. 

The nice sized box box was literally filled to the brim with a variety of yummy, organic snacks.  The back of the Winter Wonderland card had a brief explanation of each item too along with links to the product's Twitter page to get more information.  An easy way to get more of your faves is to go to their website and find it fast.  Very convenient. It actually made it easy to get a little more familiar with each delicious snack before devouring it...just joking...I really shared. A good variety and a fun box to get (or give) every month!  Here is what was in the box I received : 
I love this marshmallow cookie-shaped beverage topper.  How much more fun and sophisticated can hot chocolate get?  
Have you tried these yet?  I found them a few years ago when they first came out and they were a big hit in my house.  Snack size is great for lunches. 
34 degrees. Yummy little snacks that are tasy and crispy.  Purse sized....
Donsuemor Dipped Madeleines are a delicious treat...this little packet went right into the lunchbox.  Eaten in a flash.  Time for more. 
Perfect for the season.  Who doesn't enjoy a fresh Molasses Spice Cookie from Grey Ghost Bakery.  These were soft and had a natural deep cinnamon spice flavor. 
I had never seen this before...I loved the adorable little packet of chocolate and the antique design.  It made a yummy hot chocolate treat on a cold day this past week. 
The timing couldn't have been more perfect for our recent holiday party.  I made this Deser Gardens Spinach dip but I subbed in fat free Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise or sour cream as suggested.  It came out yummy and was a big hit.  I would buy this again. 
I was excited to see this Snow Angell organic candy bar.  This was a full size bar that was perfect for me to share with my hubby.  He tried to grab for more but I ate mine quick! This was yummy and I likes the clean list of ingredients. Treat....yes but definitely less guilt. 
My mom tried for this one but I wasn't having any of it.  I know...I am awful.  I love this...a perfect little Lindt Excellence 70% chocolate square.  My mom says she always has these in the house because one square after dinner is just enough of a little fix for her. Maybe I need to buy more...just have to hide from you-know-who.
St. Claire's Organics Peppermints tasted fresh and clean.  I loved that they were totally organic as well. I put them in my purse but kept sneaking them out because they were so tasty.  I wished the packet had been larger.  Another one to add to my to-buy list

You can follow LoveWithFood on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I always like to follow companies I enjoy to keep updated on new products, sales and announcements.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Claritin New Year New You Giveaway plus Claritin tips and coupons

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a a booklet and a pedometer complimentary. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

In honor of 2014, I am hosting a Claritin giveaway to help get my readers to start moving and establishing a healthy eating and exercise regimen.  As a member of the Claritin's Mom Crew I am sharing with you one of my little treats plus allergy coupons from Claritin.  

In your gift pack you will receive:

• Fit for Winter Holiday Season brochure.  This brochure provides you with some quick health tips to not only ease winter allergies, but ease the winter blues! Lordy knows we all need some of these too.

Children’s Claritin branded pedometer! It will keep you on track during your winter workouts!

We all know that Children’s Claritin is a huge supporter of outdoor play. I hope you will learn a new tip (and share) from the quick reference brochure and be encouraged to enjoy the great outdoors. With Children’s Claritin, you can be sure that your children won’t be held back either. Thanks to the #1 pediatrician recommended, 24-hour, non-drowsy allergy medication, they’ll be ready to go! 

Take a peek at some of the great Claritin coupons and save today!  We all need to save a little so why not use a coupon?  I always do. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Secrets to a Pain Free Life by Reza Ghorbani, M.D. Giveaway and Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book complimentary in order to review it. As always, my opinions are my own.

I was excited to receive a new book, "Secrets to a Pain Free Life." Who doesn't get pain from time to time?  I have friends in their 30s, 40s and beyond who live with chronic pain every day of their lives.  I know they get extremely frustrated and even confused with the options available to control the pain.  Reza Ghorbani,  M.D. offers easy to understand and useful advice for anyone that wants to learn more about pain relief.  Dr. Ghorbani is a physician that truly specializes in the treatment of pain.  Dr. Ghorbani has years of experience behind his credentials.  He is a Harvard-trained and board certified Interventional Pain Management Specialist.  He is the current President and Medical Director of Advanced Pain Medicine Institute in the Washington, DC area as well.  Not surprisingly, he frequently lectures on the topic of Pain Management.  Reza Ghorbani, M.D. is a diplomat of the (ABIPP) American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, and American Board of Anesthesiology (with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine), and a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP). Over his decades in practice he has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal.  He has appeared on television including stations such as CNN and CBS due to his numerous accomplishments in the field of pain management.

Dr. Ghorbani is a recognized leader in the field of advanced treatment of acute and chronic pain. His devotion to helping patients overcome pain to enable a better quality of life is evident in his writing. He shares personal experiences along with treatments from A to Z, natural and laboratory/pharmaceutical.

He profiles several patients anonymously and shares their struggles and solutions to the constant pain that plagued them.  Dr. Ghorbani also enlightens us regarding the fact that no one is immune to pain and shares some stories about famous athletes and celebrities who have had to overcome severe and debilitating pain.  It really adds hope to any readers that are demoralized by their pain too.  He discusses the variety of options available to control pain today from the common over the counter solutions to heavy duty medications and then discusses homeopathic or natural pain relievers.  He also shares his successes with Noxicare natural pain relief products, a line of homeopathic pain relievers that he developed.  He also includes some lighter cartoons interspersed throughout the book and they really made me chuckle. You have to see them to understand and enjoy them yourself

Dr. Ghorbani does a excellent job of providing information on common and novel options for pain relief and clearly shares the potential benefits and toxicities (side-effects) of all of them. All in a simple and easy to understand manner.  This is a good primer for someone without clinical knowledge.  He shares some specifics on natural remedies  and I found him to be very thorough in a positive way.  I even picked up some important information here where I thought I knew it all.  Dr. Ghorbani even includes some healthy recipes that incorporate some of the natural remedies.  I was surprised at how effective some of the homeopathic pain treatments could be and impressed at how thoroughly he reviewed the information.  This is an excellent book for anyone that is suffering with chronic pain to help them feel like there are viable options for treatment. 

Don't forget to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway. Winner will receive a signed paperback copy of Dr. Ghorbani's book. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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2014: New Year, New You Innovative 5:2 Diet and Exercise Plan {Giveaway 2 winners}

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Disclaimer:  I received a copy of the ebook complimentary.

You all know that I am way into health and fitness. I was interested when I heard about something new that Niclas Brunnegard had created called 5:2 and Training.  It really sounded compelling and I was curious to see what it was all about.

Niclas is an enthusiastic proponent of the 5:2 Diet along with a good exercise plan. He has shown how well it has worked for him and others in his e-book. This is a plan that is totally designed to make you feel good...long term. Not a short term quick fix. The great thing is that the plan claims you may Live Longer! Live Healthier! 

Niclas Brunnegård teaches you step by step the benefits of the 5:2 Diet along with exercise programs and meal plans to help reach your goals of living healthier and stronger in his easy to read e-book.  This is for anyone--young, seniors, moms....wait to you see his before and after photos...that sure motivated me!  He looks fantastic. The meal plans he shares with you give you the proper amount of proteins and nutrients for fasting days.  Yup...2 days a week are "fasting days."  That is all part of the master plan.

Niclas Brunngård developed these super exercise plans that give you a 5:2 workout through high-intensity movements that benefit and compliment the 5:2 diet perfectly.  You even get links to video tutorials by his personal trainer, Michael Hansson Sjöö, and specially designed web apps to help you along.  They make it very easy to follow.  I am hoping that they will be adding translations in other languages soon which would be even better!

Niclas had gained weight a while back and was so out of shape he couldn't even play his fave sport anymore. He got fed up and researched a method to lose weight and become healthy just by making a few simple lifestyle changes.  The 5:2 diet changed his life completely. Niclas created this e-book from rigorous studies in the science behind Michael Mosley’s original 5:2 diet plan.

Niclas created a specialized 5:2 workout to maximize the benefits of the whole 5:2 plan. He then developed and tested the perfect meal plans to get you through your 2 calorie-restricted days so you feel super the whole day.  Have you heard about 5:2 diet and have wanted to try it?  Niclas says that even if you haven't, if you want to learn about some of the potential health benefits you should consider it. Think about some of the potential benefits that Niclas says can see a benefit like lowering your risk or resistance to stroke, heart disease, blood sugar, insulin levels, cholesterol,  Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson’s, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Insulin resistance, and kidney disease, then you need to read this book.  He shares links to scientifically researched studies show how these benefits through 5:2 can happen for you.

The author shares information about slowing aging and increasing longevity and memory with the 5:2 diet and 5:2 workout.  Age doesn't matter and he has a special section that addresses those aged 60 and above.5:2 is really very simple.  I thought it was easy to understand and to follow.  Check out this e-book and learn how the positive benefits of 5:2 will help you with Niclas Brunnegård.

Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. TWO winners will receive a code to redeem for a free e-book to start out 2014 with a bang.a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel Goes Anywhere and Everywhere

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Disclaimer:  I received a Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel complimentary in order to review it. Regardless, my opinions are my own.

Have you ever been out somewhere and got caught in a crazy rainstorm?  You ran back to your car soaked to the core and really wished you had a towel to dry yourself off?  How about when you go to the gym. They have those towels there but you know, you always wonder....are they really clean and sanitary?  Wouldn't it be nice to have your own soft and super absorbent towel for all those times in your life where you need one?  That is where the Shandali Travel Towel comes in.

Shandali is new and totally exclusive to Amazon, my favorite store in the land of the internet!  You can lighten up your load and stay dry at the same time with the new and advanced microfiber lightweight material.  I love how ultra absorbent and quick drying the Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel is. I have been using mine at the gym and feel so much better with my own clean towel in the bright blue color. It is super soft and dries very quickly.  Shandali's manufacturer shared with me that it dries 10x as fast as a cotton towel and I would pretty much agree. It just soaks up the water.  I was pretty amazed the first time I used it.

Think about all the places that you can use a Shandali UltraSport Travel Towel:  traveling, sports, camping trips, the is a real multi-purpose towel that works anywhere and everywhere.

Shandali is manufactured with 100% microfiber material so it is soft on your skin. I have had it for a week or so now and it stills feels nice and soft even after a few rounds through the washer and dryers. Shandali tells me it is super-durable which I love so I expect that it will continue to remain soft and absorbent for many more washings to come.  Also, they tell me it will not bleed the dye. I have had no dye bleeding issues but that is good to know if you are considering one.  Happy laundry days, right?  I am thrilled I will be able to wash it and use it over and over.  One of the best things about Shandali is that it is extra-compact so you hardly notice it's in your gym bag or backpack..or even in your trunk. It really does take up minimal space. You can even take it backpacking and keep your load light.

It comes in several pretty colors including in Pebble and Stone, River Blue and Light Blue.  You can choose from two different sizes (S: 20"x40" inches or M: 24"x48" inches)
depending on your needs.  Check it out on Amazon and let me know how it works for you. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dark Skin Spots? Ageless Derma Skin Brightener Cream Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Disclaimer:  I received a sample of Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener complimentary in order to review it. As always, my opinions are my own.

It seems like those age spots just keep popping up as the 30's move into the 40's. It gets so frustrating and even the good CC creams can only do so much to help. There are a lot of options out there but ymmv...your mileage may vary, as they say.  I recently tried Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener and it really made a significant different in thos prominent sun spots on my cheeks and by my eyes. 

I have to say right off the bat I am NOT a sun-worshipper and I wear sunscreen religiously.  Sunscreen is my religion in a way but unfortunately my career commands me to be in the car most of the day so the sunscreen can only do so much. That is where those pesky age spots come in. I am pretty happy with the results I have seen so far in the last two weeks with Ageless Derma!  They have faded visibly.  I've tried a bunch of other boutique and big name brands that are way more expensive...some of them upwards of $100, and found they worked equally well to the Ageless Derma. The way I look at it is well, why spend more when you really don't have to?

Something that we often pay big $$ for is a fancy container or bottle so we feel good about ourselves when we use a beauty product or cream. Take a peek at the box and the bottle. It is an elegant black bottle that you will feel proud about displaying on your vanity or in your bath. So in addition to being an effective product, it looks great too.

My skin looks and feels healthier too. I tend towards dry skin especially in the winter.  I am noticing that my skin looks moisturized and has a nice glow even before I put on my makeup. That is a big deal for me, I don't know about you but...I love when my skin looks great even without makeup.

The Ageless Derma Skin Brightener feels elegant but it absorbs into the skin quickly.  You can dispense exactly the amount you need by pressing down on the white top.  The perfect amount is dispensed with no spillage.  Your skin feels nice after you apply it but not greasy or dry.  No irritation or redness either.  A perfect brightening cream in my mind. 

Ageless Derma is an effective and elegant solution for dark spots (or age spots, liver spots, brown spots, black spots or whatever you call them).  Ageless Derma is manufactured in the USA using both natural and bio-engineered ingredients with  no harmful side effects according to the manufacturer.  I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to lighten and fade those age worked for me.
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Caramel MATCHAccino is a delicious flavored green tea matcha latte

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Disclaimer:  I received samples complimentary through Tomoson.

Do you just LOVE those coffee shop Green Tea Latte drinks?  Ooooh, me too. They set me back though and it just kind of gets on my last nerve to pay almost $5.00 for a drink. A drink....come, on. Wouldn't you just love to have your MATCHAccino your way? For a lot less and anytime you want it?  Now it is so easy to make a special MATCHAccino at home and take it to go or you can just sit back and enjoy it while relaxing in the comfort of your own home.
What is MATCHAccino though? You might not know and that is no problem. I am happy to share since it is one of my faves.  MATCHAccino is a special green tea powder mix made to be as easy and convenient to use as possible. 100% Natural too. Just grab a tablespoon of the mix, add a glass of milk, throw in a few ice cubes and blend it up. What you get is the best green tea frappe ever. If you have enjoyed the fancy pants Star***k’s Green Tea Frappe, you will LOVE this one.  Additional bonus is that Star***k’s version costs $3.95 per serving and our version is less than $1/serving! 

Caramel MATCHAccino is a flavored green tea matcha latte that is just truly decadent, delicious, and full of caramel flavor. What does it taste like?  Think of that creamy dessert...crème brûlée with caramelized sugar.  Maybe those old fashioned caramel candies describes it better. Either way you describe it...Red Leaf Tea's Caramel MATCHAccino is yummy!
The wonderful part of this drink is that it is easy to make, healthy, yummy and energizing! Just scoop, put into your container, shake with milk and ice, and you are good to go. So easy and cost effective to have a MATCHAccino in your hands right now and anytime, your own convenience.  MATCHAccino is most delicious mixed with milk and ice, but you can also be enjoy it hot as a latte. When you are feeling extra indulgent you can add a bit of whipped cream.  I love that MATCHAccino is all natural made with premium quality ingredients. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Eu Natural Vibrance Vitamins for thicker, longer and more vibrant hair

Disclaimer:  I received a sample of Eu Natural Vibrance Vitamins in order to review it. Regardless, my opinions are my own. @Brandbacker @EuNaturalHealth
Everyone wants beautiful hair, Glamamama included.  Cold winter winds and strong summer sun don't do any of us favors though.  Vibrance Vitamins are a new completely vegetarian vitamin product that promotes healthy hair growth.  The manufacturer suggests that for best results, you need to use the product for a minimum of three months. 
Vibrance Pure Healthy Hair Formula:
  • 100% gluten, wheat, dairy, and artificial ingredients free
  • OptiMSM & 37 vitamins, minerals, and herbs 
  • Promotes faster and healthier hair growth
  • Backed by a 100% money back guaranteed
  • Made in the USA
  • Sealed bottle has one month supply with 60 capsules
Suggested use: Take two capsules per day.
I just started taking Vibrance Vitamins this week and am very optimistic.  I am hoping to see definite results by the spring. The capsules are easy to swallow and digest so I plan on taking them for the full three months.  I will keep you updated. 
Vibrance Vitamins are available on Amazon. Eu Natural provides quality products with premium beauty and hair supplements, vitamins, and even a bunch of great herbal solutions. I love that their products are made in the USA following the highest standards. Check out Vibrance Vitamins on Amazon

Great news!  EU Natural has shared a very special 15% discount for readers of my blog. You can use the code EUN15OFF to receive your discount. You can also follow Eu Natural Health on all your favorite social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and G+. Follow them to get early notice on special deals, sales and new products.

As always, please consult with your personal healthcare provider or physician. before making any health or dietary changes. 

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Review: The Mommy M.D. Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of the book complimentary in exchange for a review and my honest opinions. As always, my opinions are my own.
Are you expecting a baby soon or know someone who is?  If yes, The Mommy M.D. Guide to Pregnancy and Birth is a must-have! It is very different from most of those pregnancy guides that you see in the bookstores or online.  It is filled with real tips and advice from Rallie McAllister, M.D. and 60 other M.D.'s who are also moms.  You won't find any quackdoodle advice here...just sensible and realistic tips.  I love it. 
The book is set up with one chapter per week of pregnancy plus a few extra chapters of advice for after the birth. It makes it a breeze to find the tips you need related to each stage of pregnancy...ingenious!
I so wish The Mommy M.D. Guide to Pregnancy and Birth had been available back when I was pregnant.  It is full of sage advice that makes sense.  Everything is doable I mentioned the advice masters in this book are moms AND doctors so they know all about the juggling act. 
This book is a great read for any expectant mama to-be.  I have a friend that is contemplating pregnancy soon and I know I will be adding this book to her baby shower gift basket.  It just covers it all from A to Z.   
You get all the clinical facts about the baby’s development and the changes that are taking place week by week plus, you get niblets about good products and brands, calling the doctor and even deciding on knowing or not knowing the baby's sex. The Mommy M.D. Guide to Pregnancy and Birth has 900 plus tips about everything and anything mom and baby.  I learned a lot and it brought back some happy memories of that special time.  I kept thinking, "Darn, I wish I knew that back then!" As I read the book though. Don't miss out, I highly recommend you pick this up for you or as a gift.  
You can check out the Mommy MD Guides website to learn more about the book and the author.  You can also purchase The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth on the website and on Amazon.

Amazing deal: Zynga Words with Friends To Go Game $5.99 on Amazon FS with Amazon Prime

I wanted to share a last minute deal I just amazing a last minute stocking stuffer for a popular game! Get Zynga Words with Friends To Go Game Only $6.99
(Reg. $20)!
  • Travel size game comes with portable case to store the 104 letter tiles and gameboard
  • The game is over when someone plays all their tiles
  • Win by scoring the most points
  • Access the Word Check and Score Pad digital upgrade to enhance your face-to-face play
  • Includes gameboard, 104 tiles, game guide and portable case
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Focus Forward Surveys and Focus Groups are Fun and You Get Paid $$

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I have done a few studies with Focus Forward over the years and they are always fun. I like helping brands and that is what paid studies and paid focus groups are all about.  Very often you can do the study from the comfort of your own home in an hour or two or sometimes over the course of a few days.  It might be about helping a brand create a new healthy cereal or perhaps freshen up their fashion line. Your opinions mean a lot to brand leaders. You might even log into a private web site or be in on a video or Skype session.

Always fun! You are always well paid anywhere from $75-600. It depends on how much time the study involves. I highly recommend joining the Focus Forward site.  They will send you an email when there might be a good fit. It is a great way to help national brands and to make a little extra money too!