New Travel Innovations from BubbleBum that Enhance Family Travel

There is still time left for some fun summer road trips, but I’m honestly already looking forward to long, scenic drives to view the beautiful fall foliage of the NorthEast.  Travel is never simple when you’re toting little kids, but there are tools you can use to improve the experience.  We’ve shared some of BubbleBum’s great car products with you in the past, and today we’re excited to share their two newest products.  BubbleBum continues to transform kids into happy campers during car travel with the Junkie all-in-one car organizer and the Sneck pillow system!

The Junkie is designed with busy families in mind.  It’s not only a car organizer, but it’s also an activity station for kids.  You can turn back-seat boredom into a thing of the past!

Junkie Car Organizer

This expandable organizer attaches safely in the middle of the back seat, and can store everything from activities to snacks and drinks.

Junkie

 

The Junkie has two retractable activity trays, so the kids have a flat surface for playing and for snacking.   They’re a little small, but the kids don’t seem to mind.  There are two cup holders that securely keep average sized water bottles within reach and safe from tip-over spills.  There is an insulated compartment to keep food and drinks cold, as well as a removable tote bag that makes it super easy to carry gear from the house to the car.  And I think a lot of you will love their innovative tech viewer:  it allows kids to watch movies or their favorite shows on a tablet while keeping it safe and securely in place.

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The Junkie keeps the kids busy and happy, and it also promotes road safety:  parents don’t have to devote attention to holding onto and passing out water bottles and snacks, or making sure the kids can find everything they need.  My kids want to eat and drink ALL DAY long, so it’s very convenient to have them be able to get to their own snacks.  (Now if we could just do something about the associated potty breaks, we’d really be in business.)

Next up:  the Sneck.  This is a travel pillow system that converts for multiple uses.  The design makes napping in the car more comfortable than ever before with micro-bead pods and a cozy material.  No more neck cramps thanks to this cushion!  It easily attaches to the headrest with a Velcro snap, so it will always stay perfectly in place–instead of falling to the floor for it to get trampled on by dirty shoes.

Sneck Pillow

The Sneck has a three-way design, allowing kids to manipulate the pillow’s positioning for optimal comfort:

Sneck

It also has a stash pocket, which gives your kids a safe place to store mp3 players or small toys:

SneckStash

(My daughter likes to keep Bob in the stash pocket.  Yes, Bob the Minion.)

No matter how long or short your car trip may be, you can make sure the kids are comfortable and entertained in the backseat with the Junkie and the Sneck!  They’ll soon be available on BubbleBum’s website, but for now, you can grab them from Amazon: Sneck and Junkie.  You can also purchase them online at the websites for the following retailers: Target, Babies-R-Us, Sears, and Walmart.

And don’t forget, you can always stay up to date on BubbleBum’s newest products by following them on Facebook or Twitter.


Celebrate the First Ever My Little Pony Friendship Day + Giveaway! #MLPFriendshipDay

A big thank you to Hasbro for providing the information and prize featured in this post.  All opinions are 100 % my own.

July 30th is the first ever #MLPFriendshipDay, and My Little Pony wants you to join in the celebration! They’ve partnered with generationOn for an international campaign designed to encourage kids to make a mark on friendship by completing acts of kindness and volunteering. At MyLittlePony.Hasbro.com/FriendshipDay, you’ll find loads of simple and fun activities to help you and your children celebrate Friendship Day just like our favorite My Little Pony characters would.

My Little PonyEach Pony friend represents a different Element of Harmony, and each Element is associated with a project theme, such as Health & Wellness, Homelessness & Poverty, Hunger, Education, Animal Welfare, and Environment.  This past weekend, we decided to get a head start on our own celebration by being like honest Applejack and acting as a friend to the environment. We took a trip over to one of our favorite parks, and armed with sunscreen, gloves, and a garbage bag, we collected trash and and made our park cleaner and safer for all its visitors.

MLP Friendship Day #MLPFriendshipDay

This was such a simple way to get my daughter involved, and she was so proud of the work she’d done.  When we got home, she couldn’t wait to look up what other activities.  She began by reading a book to her little brother, and she’s got plans to start a cool hat collection for kids with cancer.

Head to MyLittlePony.Hasbro.com/FriendshipDay for more project ideas and resources for teaching children how they can make a difference and impact their communities through service, caring, and giving.  Grab some family and friends and get involved!  Which project will you pick?

You could win a My Little Pony Friendship Day Prize Package! This prize has a $50 retail value and includes:

  • My Little Pony Rarity Booktique Playset
  • My Little Pony Charm Friends Pony Assortment
  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Collection Story Pack Assortment
  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Collection Scene Assortment

Open to US residents who are 18 and older. Ends 8/10/15. Good luck!

MLP Friendship Day Giveaway [Read more…]


July Specials on UrthBox Non-GMO & Organic Foods Delivered to Your Door

This post contains affiliate links, but as always, all opinions are 100% my own, and we only endorse products we use and love.

Last month we shared information about UrthBox, which has quickly become my favorite monthly subscription box.

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UrthBox is an awesome way to try out new, healthy foods and beverages without buying full-sized products.  When you’re grocery shopping and looking at shelf after shelf of items you’ve never tried, it can be daunting.  What if you don’t like what you buy?  I’ll be honest – that happens to me a lot when it comes to healthy food.  It looks good on the package, but it just doesn’t suit my tastes at all.  And if you find out you don’t like it but you’ve already bought a big bag of it, that’s a real bummer.

I love that UrthBox provides a great selection of healthy treats for everyone in the family.  I’ve fallen in love with many of the items I discovered via UrthBox, and I even have a new favorite snack:  those Banana Coconut fruit snacks from Matt’s Munchies, seen in the picture above.  Seriously.  You won’t believe how delicious those are.

If you’re looking for a way to snack healthier and try new products, UrthBox is definitely the way to go!  You’ll get full-sized products, and you can rest assured that UrthBox focuses on Non-GMO, organic, and all-natural food products.  I’m also excited to share a little incentive with you today.  If you want to try UrthBox for yourself, we have coupon codes for you!

If you’d like to get an UrthBox for your family, you can Get $10 Off Any Large Box at UrthBox Today with Code julylarge10off! Exp. 7/31.  A Large UrthBox contains 24+ products in one box!

If you work in an office where community snacks are offered, you may also be interested in the Office UrthBox, which has over 100 items. Order an UrthBox Office Box and Get $50 Off Your First Month with code julyoffice50off! Exp. 7/31!

Those deals are amazing, so make sure to take advantage of them before it’s too late; the codes are good through the end of July.  To learn more about UrthBox and to check out their box selections, hop over to UrthBox.com and consider following them on Facebook and Twitter.


HALO Safe Sleep from the Start Campaign & 2 Giveaways!

HALO Innovations is dedicated to putting the health, safety, and well-being of babies first. It’s no surprise that their SleepSack Swaddles can be found in over 1400 hospitals nationwide.  The HALO Safer Way to Sleep In-Hospital Program replaces nursery blankets with HALO SleepSack Swaddles, helping to increase parent education about safe sleep practices from from the start.

We used both the SleepSacks and the Swaddles with both of our children–in fact, we’re still using the SleepSacks.  The entire range of HALO products, including HALO SleepSacks and SleepSack Swaddles, SwaddeSure and the best-selling HALO BassinestTM Swivel Sleeper, help children from newborn to toddler age sleep better and safer.

HALO Product Family Collage 2015

Until July 26th, HALO is running a “Safe Sleep from the Start” campaign on Facebook where you have a chance to win a free HALO Bassinet and HALO SleepSack.  Check out HALO’s list of safe sleep practices below, and then head here to enter their giveaway:  https://gleam.io/fbg/J80oL.

Safe Sleep Tips

Always

  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  • Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
  • Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers, pillows, and positioners).  The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
  • Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep.  If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
  • Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
  • Room share, but don’t bed share.  Bed sharing can put a child at risk of suffocation.

Never

  • Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
  • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.

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But didn’t I say there were TWO giveaways?  Yes!  You can enter right here to win a HALO SleepSack or SleepSack Swaddle.  Giveaway is open to US & CAN residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 8/7/15.  Good luck! [Read more…]


Help Give Kids What They Need to Go Back to School in Style

Remember SoCozy, the first ever line of salon quality hair care for kids?  We were already impressed with their non-toxic and clean multi-functional formulas, but their latest promotion has really blown us away.

SoCozy has teamed up with STATE Bags to create a limited edition backpack available exclusively to SoCozy.  For each backpack purchased on SoCozy.com, SoCozy will donate a backpack full of essential tools for success to a child in need.

SoCozy STATE Bag Backpack

The SoCozy STATE bag backpack has eye-catching colors that make it a fun statement backpack for all! It’s also really functional with a main storage compartment that has supply organizers, a key clip, an iPad pocket, a zippered front pocket, and Velcro side pockets.  Made from water-resistant, 100% polyester canvas, this bag’s sturdy construction is ready to take on the school year with your little one.  Pick up GiveBackPack now.

A quick reminder why we love SoCozy:

  • Non-Toxic.  SoCozy products do not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol, gluten, wheat, or nuts.
  • Easy-to-Use.  Their multi-functional products make it simple to help your child look his or her best.

We’re especially fond of the SoCozy 3-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash.  It strengthens, shines, and conditions with keratin, vitamin 85, and kiwi extract.  It really makes bath and shower time a snap, and we get great results!

We love what SoCozy does.  Don’t forget to help them support children in need by grabbing your own stylish and functional GiveBackPack at SoCozy.com.