The Monkey Mat - Review

If you have a little one in your life, or expecting...the Monkey Mat is something you will love this product. The Monkey Mat is this super portable lightweight little mat that folds away, and opens up to a very nice 5' x 5' size when you need it.  It can be used whenever, wherever your little one needs to be placed on the floor.  I've already found this very convenient when visiting family or friend's homes.  It just gives baby her own space, and eliminates worries of putting her on an unclean surface.  As a New Yorker, it's something I'd love to have had in my bag before I became a mom, great to use at Central Park with friends.  Great for anyone really, but especially useful for our little ones.
I open the Monkey Mat and place it right on the rug, and if the floor isn't carpeted, I place a blanket under since she is just lying down now.  Since it is portable it can be tossed into my diaper bag or attached onto my bag or stroller by the buckle it comes with.  I look forward to using it at the park once the weather is nicer out, and really any place where I might need to put baby down - I'll have the Monkey Mat.  Of course you could carry a blanket if you are going to the park but the Monkey Mat comes in handy when you can't carry so much or you find yourself in the need of a mat for baby unexpectedly.  I for one have way too much I carry with my two kids already so I would avoid carrying any sort of blanket just in case, but the Monkey Mat makes being prepared convenient.  It would be great for little picnics, really large enough for us four to sit around on at the park.

The reason why I love it, is obvious.  It's water repellent, machine washable because you know it will get something spilled on it!  It's soft, lightweight which is great because as I mentioned I definitely don't need to carry anything heavier than I already do.  The corners are weighted down, and if you are outside there are loops you can use to keep mat from flying in the wind.  Not just a mat for cleanliness, the little one/s can have with it too, you can attach their favorite toys in the loops in the middle. 
As I said, I love our Monkey Mat and the best part is that as big as it is, it folds away into it's little pouch.  The pouch is attached so there's no losing it either!  The product is simple and genius, versatile and convenient.  For more information including where to get your own, go to  And of course you can connect with them on facebook and twitter.  

*I received the product for the purpose of review, no other compensation was provided.  All opinions are a 100% my own. 

Chobani in just about everything... #JustAddGood

Did you know that Chobani Greek yogurt could be used in so many ways - as a healthier and tastier option?  Substitute it in baking, cooking, and more.  With all natural ingredients and so versatile, it's all about getting creative in your kitchen and enjoying your creation! ;)

I've always just had it as is, maybe with some sugar sprinkled on the plain nonfat ones, but decided to venture out.  One of my go to late night snacks and cravings I've had is ice cream..I know it's bad, but it's the truth.  So recently I've replaced that with Chobani Vanilla yogurt.  Just a little scoop of it takes care of my cravings, much healthier and fills me up too.  It's thick unlike regular yogurt so gives me that creaminess I crave.  Also try freezing it, so good!  I've had it topped with fruit, or a little bit in a bowl of fruit as dressing for my fruit salad. 
 over cereal
create your own dip
in sandwiches, or simply over whole wheat toast

Use it in cereal instead of milk, this came about when I was out of milk and scooped a little of Chobani, it was how I had my cereal for the rest of the week. ;)  You can bake with Chobani, and you can use it as dips.  I've had it as a dip for chips, as is or with your favorite herbs sprinkled in.  Other delicious ways - in between sandwiches, and on top of whole wheat bread.  My ideas aren't as creative and don't take much time for you to #justaddgood into your days! :)

Want more ideas on different ways to enjoy Chobani Greek yogurt?  Visit for inspiration and follow the #justaddgood hashtag on twitter for more and join in!! :)

*I received complimentary Chobani, all opinions are a 100% my own. No other compensation was provided.