Antioxidant Rich Pomegranates in Easy to Follow Recipes #CookwithPOM

*This is a sponsored post, all opinions are a 100% my own.
pomegranate drink recipe
Did you know November is the official month of Pomegranate season?  I recently enjoyed a beautiful evening at a Mom Trends event where we got a hand in creating dishes, that not only looked amazing, but were delicious.  If you've ever had a Pomegranate before, you know it isn't the easiest fruit to eat, which is why POM Wonderful has the convenient POM POM's Fresh Pomegranate Arils available now.  They are the pomegranate arils in a ready to eat cup, that you can sprinkle onto just about any dish to add an amazing color pop, and incorporate into many recipes to boost the flavor and nutrition level.  October through January is the season for pomegranates, so it's the perfect time now to start the adding this vitamin rich, antioxidant fruit into with recipes this holiday season.
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7 Reasons You Need to Upgrade Your Old Router with the Starry Station - #tech #wifi #upgrade #router

touchscreen Wifi Station
I admit I am intimidated by technology these days, and that was my initial thought with the Starry Station..when I judged it with it's sleek attractive look.  But my experience with it has been everything but intimidating.  Whether we like to admit it or not, the internet and it's quality is a huge part of our lives.  The Starry Station is the world's first ambient touchscreen WiFi station is great for parents, tech gurus, and home decor enthusiasts alike.  I've gathered up it's key features which are the 7 reasons why you need the Starry Station upgrade.  The first step you take with a new product is setting up - setting up is super simple with the Starry Station, and that experience will represent the way this device functions - it will simplify your life in ways you didn't know a WiFi station could.
Starry Station replaces router

Celebrating Amazon Channels & PBS KIDS in New York City! #AmazonChannels #PBSKids

This past weekend we attended an event to celebrate Amazon Channels and PBS Kids.  PBS Kids shows have been a huge part of our lives for the past 8 years!  Since our son was born, it has been my go-to background entertainment of choice.  Fast forward to 2 more kids, we are still watching and learning with the PBS Kids shows.  You already know I'm all about making screen time  or any time for that matter, educational - so this was the perfect event for me to learn more.  The event was a fun filled afternoon complete with face painting, mini bowling, dancing, many of our favorite PBS Kids characters, and even a photo booth at the fun Fish Bowl location in New York City.

Complete PJ Masks Halloween DIY Kit - from invites to costumes! #printables #pjmasks #pjhalloweenparty

PJ Masks fans - get excited!  Now you can have your own official PJ Masks Halloween party with the complete downloadable PJ Masks decorations, activity sheets, pumpkin-carving stencils, and much more for the perfect party!  The kit have everything you need to make your little heroes holiday super!  My children and I just started watching it recently, and we just adore the show.
These printable are amazing, as you can even create a PJ Masks costume following the instructions.  Perfect for the best #pjhalloweenparty or any party for that matter.  My kids and I have enjoyed some of them for crafting fun.  

nabi SE 7" Tablet from Mattel - Parent Monitored Tablet for Children #Toys #Tech #Educational


kids tablet

At what age did your child start using a tablet?  Or your phone as a tablet?  There's no denying that children start screen time as early as they can sit up, or even crawl over to one.  They are able to figure out that there's entertainment on the little screen they see their parents holding onto all the time.  As parents, it's our job to make sure our children are getting the most out of any screen time.  The nabi SE tablet by Mattel offers a wide range of tablets made for kids full of educational resources   to get the most out of owning a tablet.  As a homeschool mom I have been enjoying the nabi SE 7" tablet, not only as educational fun for my children but as an organizational tool for me as a parent.

PROJECT DROID Chapter Book Series for Kids Ages 7-9

*copies of the books were received for the purpose of review.  all opinions are a 100% my own.
I think most of us parents can agree that getting our kids to read isn't always an easy task, specially with so many other ways kids can entertain themselves these days.  With that said, I will say providing our children with materials our children will enjoy reading is key to the success of their interest in reading.  A recent addition to our library is two children chapter book series by Sky Pony Press.  I have high reviews from my 8 year old about the two books PROJECT DROID Science No Fair, and Soccer Shocker by Nancy Krulik & Amanda Burwasser, with illustrations by Mike Moran.
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Super Cool LEGO Nexo Knights - Clay Prestige Costume for Kids by Jakks Pacific

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LEGO fans can dress up as their favorite mini figure this Halloween, thanks to the many options available at Disguise.com.  You can find many amazing costumes for you and your children with many of your favorite characters.  We recently shared the Shopkins Apple Blossom Classic costume, and today we have the LEGO Nexo Knights - Clay Prestige costume.  These costumes are adorable, amazing, and all things awesome.  
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Adorable Shopkins Apple Blossom Classic Costume by Jakks Pacific for Kids!

Shopkins costume review





Halloween is almost here, and it just happens to be one of our very favorite holidays!  Most children might say it's about the trick or treating, but for my children it's the fun of dressing up and decorating.  We are so happy to share with you this adorable Shopkins Apple Blossom Classic costume by Jakks Pacific found on Disguise.com.  One of many favorite character and themed costumes available on the site, one including fun LEGO costume we recently featured as well. 
Shopkins girls costume

The Take Anywhere Matador Daylite16 Pack-Away Daypack!

portable day pack
Matador Daylite16 Pack Away Daypack is small and lightweight once folded up, and transforms into a full size pack back with side pouches and a zippered pocket.
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As a mom, you never know when a child will hand you a toy they walked out with, a book they're done reading, a sweater they decided to take off, or any other random item that doesn't quite fit in your purse.  It's times like this that the Matador new palm sized weatherproof daypack comes in handy.  I am loving this amazing Matador Daylite16 bag that fits in the one hand, and opens up to become a full weatherproof pack - ready to carry anything for fun adventures with my family.  The perfect little bag to have folded and ready to go anywhere!

Zoobe Message Entertainment Partners with Sanrio Offering Hello Kitty StoryGIF App

Hello Kitty Zoobe partnership
Zoobe is the leading character voice-messaging app that works for both iOS and Android. It enables 3D animated characters to perform their user’s voice messages and then creates easy-to-share video clips.  Recently Zoobe Message Entertainment confirmed a partnership with Sanrio GmbH for multiple brands starting with the crown jewel Hello Kitty.  Zoobe will create multiple digital products featuring the beloved brands both in 2D and 3D animation. To begin, the Berlin-based startup chose to launch the “Hello Kitty StoryGIF app” first on iMessage, Apple’s long-awaited and stylish messaging platform that now includes stickers, apps and other fun features; hitting the Top 10 list almost immediately.

(Giveaway) Kate & Mim-Mim - The Mimiloo Zoo DVD

The Mimiloo Zoo giveaway





The Mimiloo Zoo DVD Giveaway
We are super excited to share with you all a chance to win a copy of The Mimiloo Zoo DVD!  The DVD includes six fun-filled tales that features amazing animals such as baby humming turtles, a unicorn, lemmings, and mitty kats.  

It's off to the fantasy world of Mimiloo after Kate's visit to the zoo gets canceled! In Mimiloo, Kate, Mim-Mim, and their pals create their own zoo animals from the surrounding bushes and hedges when, with one spritz of Gobble's presto potion, the animals come to life and things quickly get wild! 

Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones for Kids

Bluetooth headphones for kids
Blue tooth headphones for kids
Times aren't just changing, it has changed.  Either keep up or get left behind.  My kids and their interests keep me in the loop, and they're still very young.  With all that said, who uses wired headphones these days?  When something is made available to us and it makes everything better, why not?  Have you heard of Kidz Gear stereo headphones for kids?  My son has been using the original ones and often borrowing our bluetooth wireless headphones, but now we have upgraded him to the Kidz Gear bluetooth wireless headphones with an included removable boom mic!  My kids absolutely love it using it, and I love everything about it for them as well.

Earth's Best Organic Goodies for Kids! #mtnightout #spon

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are a 100% my own.Earth Best MTnightout
Be honest, do you read the ingredients of the foods that you eat?  How about the ones that you give to your children?  I know many parents do, and with much credit to the internet, people are becoming more health conscious in terms of what we consume, but too many still do not really know exactly what they are consuming and giving to their families.  Too many of the foods parents and schools offer our children are not healthy options.  Which is why I'm excited to share with you some healthier options out there for your children.  For 30 years, Earth's Best has been trusted by parents as a provider of organic nutrition for babies, but did you know now they're offering the same wholesome ingredients and nutrition for older kids too.  
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Twirl Away to Mimiloo with New Kate & Mim-Mim Toys, Books and DVD's! #spon

As a brand ambassador I received the items for the purpose of this post.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  
Kate & Mim-Mim AmbassadorGift for preschoolers
We are so excited to share with you the latest Kate & Mim-Mim toys, DVD's, and books!   We love them all but the new books has us so excited, and I think you will be too when you see what's available for your kids. Have you checked them out yet?  You can catch the children's animated show ,Kate & Mim-Mim on Disney Junior, and some extra fun is also available their Youtube channel.  I always tweet out the latest to, so just keep following us and we'll keep you up to date.  There are Adventures with Kate Doll, the Jumbo Mim-Mim Plush, little figurines, and our favorite character figurines and more! 

Fun Tips & DIYs for Moms #MTNightOut #spon

*This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are a 100% my own.
#mtnightout
It isn't quite Mother's Day time of year so everyone isn't in the mood to care as much or share stories of our daily struggles, but in the September issue of Parents, Cara Birnbaum wrote a totally relatable piece on parenting called "Balance is B.S."  I could relate to so many points, like the struggle to keep it all balanced, the fact that we are always on, and how a great 97 percent of us moms feel guilty when it comes to parenting.  It's one of those things that you don't wish on people, but always reassuring to know others feel the way you do too.


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HoliDay of Play Event Full of Fun & Amazing TOYS! #weknowplay

I was a guest at the HoliDay of Play #weknowplay event, all opinions are a 100% my own.  Holiday of Play event Toy Insider
There are many things I love about being a blogger.  I love being able to help people, whether it's with my tips, reviews or even giveaways where my work gives me the opportunity to give directly to some of you guys.  And then there are events that I get to attend that I just happen to love as well.
#weknowplay
As you all know, one of the products I like to feature are toys and tech, I love being in the loop of all the latest and greatest, and having you all a part of it.  The Toy Insider Mom's HoliDay of Play is one of the most amazing toy events there is during this time of year, what makes it super sweet is that they are made up of amazingly talented and super sweet team of people, and I have been fortunate to attend the past few years.