Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Proteins+ Giveaway

Have you ever taken protein supplements?  Protein powders have become very popular in recent years, and if you are among the many who have tried them, you might also be among the many who have experienced the bloating and gas they can often cause.  Let’s face it:  no one likes being gassy.  Not only is it uncomfortable (or worse), but it can often indicate that your food is not being digested properly.  Do you know what that means?  To put it as simply as possible, if you’re protein is not being properly digested, then you are not getting the full health benefits of taking it.

Genuine Health Fermented Proteins+

Luckily, the bloating and other digestive issues can be avoided by eating fermented protein products, like the ones from Genuine Health.  If you’re not familiar with the concept of fermentation, it’s a natural process that uses microorganisms to convert carbs into alcohol or organic acids.  During the fermentation process, bacteria break down the protein, effectively “pre-digesting” it and making it more easily utilized by the body.  In the end, the fermented protein is 40% better absorbed than unfermented, and because it’s so easy to digest, you don’t get that unpleasant bloating!

Genuine Health Fermented Proteins+ Bars

Genuine Health offers 100% complete fermented protein from 7 vegan sources, including organic spirulina, alfalfa, mung bean sprouts, organic quinoa sprouts, pea protein isolate, organic hemp, and brown rice.  Their powders and bars are also non-gmo, gluten-free, and soy-free.  Genuine Health was kind enough to send me a few things to try out, and I’ve really been enjoying the yummy fermented protein bars in flavors like peanut butter chocolate and dark chocolate almond. Surprisingly, I think I like the unflavored powder even more.

Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Proteins+

It doesn’t contain any artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners, and it can be mixed into any beverage.  I just add mine to my water, but it would be perfect for a smoothie.  Whether you go with bars or powders, you’ll be impressed by how good you feel after.  You’ll never put up with bloating or gas again.

Sprouts is now offering Genuine Health‘s full line of fermented vegan proteins+ bars and a special edition of their fermented vegan proteins+ powders that features 20 grams of protein per scoop! If, like me, you don’t have a Sprouts near you, try Genuine Health’s Store Finder to find a local option or to purchase it from an online retailer.

You could be a lucky winner of an assortment of Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ bars and powders!  This giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18 or older.  Enter via the Giveaway Tools form below by 10/26/17 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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After-School Relaxation with Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang Giveaway

School should be in full swing for everyone by now, and that means we’ve all been hard at work.  (My kids have their noses buried in books at this very moment.)

It’s easy to let our long, daily to-do lists rule our lives, but let’s remember that it’s important to take a break from the grueling homework and serious textbooks every once in a while.  We’re going to help you do that with these two new and entertaining Peanuts-themed books!

Hugs for Snoopy Book

The first, called “Hugs for Snoopy”, is a Simon Spotlight kids’ novelty board book about hugs that features a touchable, lovable plush Snoopy face on the cover!

Hugs for Snoopy

Whether you’re happy, sad, lost, or found, nothing warms the heart like a hug—just take it from Snoopy! In this adorable board book, Snoopy earns a hug from Linus, snuggles away the sniffles for Woodstock, and gets caught in a cuddle with Charlie Brown. Now Peanuts fans, young and old, can feel the love too!

Peanuts Adult Coloring Book

In the second book, entitled “Peanuts for Inspiration and Relaxation”, from Posh, adult fans can color along with the Peanuts gang and relive their childhood!

Peanuts Coloring Book

The beloved Peanuts characters are reimagined here in 124 fanciful coloring book images, interweaving many classic Peanuts themes, such as Schroeder and musical items, Charlie Brown and the kite-eating tree, and the Snoopy dance.

For a chance to win a copy of each book, enter to win via the Giveaway Tools for below by Friday, October 13, 2017!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 or older.  Ends 10/13/17 at 11:59 PM.  Good luck!

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Back to School with the Magic of Chia + Giveaway

There’s still some time before school starts for us, and I haven’t done much to prepare yet.  Food is always my first priority though, as I’m a firm believer that a healthy diet is a lot more important than a new shirt or the ridiculously specific school supplies we’re expected to get.  Food is more fun anyway!

While I still don’t have the soft pencil case my son needs (a hard case would apparently mean the end of the world), I am ready for the things that really count:  breakfast, lunch snacks, and after-school snacks.  Every parent knows how hectic school mornings are, but having a plan ahead of time can make things go more smoothly.  Part of my plan is to have some healthy food options that don’t require much (or any) time to prep, so that even on those extra crazy days, the kids don’t end up with junk food.

Mamma ChiaWe’ve mentioned Mamma Chia before, and we actually handed them out for Halloween last year.  We’re all big fans of their Chia Squeeze Pouches and Vitality Beverages because they have some great flavors, and the squishy, jello-like texture is so much fun.  They’re super convenient, so we have them for snacks year round, and the fruity deliciousness makes for a refreshing and satisfying snack.

The Magic of Chia

Sure, it tastes good, but what’s the big deal about Mamma Chia?  Let me tell you.  Chia seeds are pretty cool.  Those tiny, nutty, crunchy guys are chock-full of goodness, like protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals.  They also happen to be very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and as someone who doesn’t eat fish, I know how hard that is to come by.  A small serving packs a big punch, which makes chia one of my favorite ways to give our diets a bit of a nutritional boost.

Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouches for a Healthy On-the-Go Snack

We’ve stocked up on Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouches, and they’re going to come in handy when I need a no-prep lunch snack or an on-the-go, after-school treat, but this year, Mamma Chia is going to make breakfast time easier too. Brand new to my family, and a welcome addition, is the Mamma Chia Vitality Granola.

Mamma Chia Wild Blueberry Granola

I can already tell that this one is going to be a lifesaver on mornings when I just don’t have time to cook.  (I’ll admit, that’s a lot of mornings during the school year.)  I don’t know why I haven’t considered chia for breakfast before, but what better way to start the day than with a healthy serving of protein, whole grains, and omega-3s?  My daughter’s favorite is the Wild Blueberry, and it’s also available in Vanilla Almond, Cinnamon Pecan, and Honey and Oats.

Whichever Mamma Chia product you go with, you can rest assured that you’re getting only the best ingredients.  On top of the amazing nutritional profile of the chia seed, all of the Mamma Chia products are organic, and like their packaging says, organic is non-gmo!  (They’re also vegan and gluten-free, for those of you who were wondering.)

Mamma Chia products can be purchased online at or use their store locator to find a store near you.

Thanks to the generous people at Mamma Chia, you guys have a chance to win a Mamma Chia Prize Pack!  Enter via the Giveaway Tools form below.  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 9/15/17.  Good luck!

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Baby Shower Essentials Giveaway

Having a new baby this year? We know choosing baby gear can be overwhelming. We are excited to share Mommy Scene’s Baby Shower Essentials & top picks for feeding, clothing, diapering, and setting up baby’s nursery! Don’t miss entering this fabulous Baby Shower Essentials Giveaway for the chance to win these must-have baby products!

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Baby Shower Essentials Giveaway – Prize Collection

LILLEbaby COMPLETE Airflow Baby Carrier
Baby K’tan Chevron Diaper Bag
Babo Botanicals Convenient 3-in-1 Cleansing Wipes
Revelae Kids Cozy Sleeper
Yummi Pouch Brights Reusable Food Pouches & Cloth Snack Bags
Pacific Baby Bamboo Feeding Spoons
Baby Comfy Kit: Snot Trap Baby Comfy Nasal Aspirator – Baby Comfy Nail Deluxe Safety Clipper – Baby Comfy Hydrator – Baby Comfy Gummi Chewy Jewelry
Active Essentials Unscented Healing Baby Balm
Crane Drop Humidifier
Cover My Heart Chevron Nursing Cover
NogginStik Developmental Light-up Rattle
BabyIt Perineal Massage & Postpartum Comfort Gel
Tottigo Pack ‘n Potty Travel Potty Seat
One Z Pillow for Nursing & Support
NOURISH by BeliBea Pumping/Nursing Bra
Snuggle Me Organic Co-Sleeping Baby Lounger
Buttons Diapers Trial Pack of Diapers (1 Cover + 3 Inserts) + Hanging Wet/Dry Bag

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One (1) winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on 8/31/17. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Go Bananas with Fingerlings Baby Monkeys from WowWee! + Giveaway

Thank you to WowWee for sending us some adorable Fingerlings so we could celebrate #FingerlingsFriday and share it with our readers!

Happy Fingerlings Friday!

No; I don’t mean the potatoes.  I’m talking baby monkeys, folks.  Fingerlings are a brand new toy from WowWee, makers of exceptional tech toys like Robosapien and MiPosaur, and they’re about the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

Fingerlings Baby Monkeys

The line consists of six adorable, interactive pet robots:  Bella, Mia, Sophie, Finn, Boris, and Zoe.  They grip onto your fingers (among other things) and respond to sound, motion, and touch.

Each Fingerling has his/her own personality that comes to life through more than 50 sounds and animations.  They are so unbelievably adorable!  Pet them.  Swing them.  Clap for them.  Blow them kisses.  You’ll be rewarded with sweet and silly monkey sounds and movements.  If you’re lucky, you just might get some baby monkey kisses too.  Or maybe a burp.  These little guys are just full of surprises.

Fingerlings Hanging Upside Down

We especially like to hang them upside down and watch how excited they get.

Fingerlings are small enough to take anywhere, and you can hook them onto almost anything.  Attach them to your backpack, laptop, markers, or if you’re my son, attach them to your belt and take them for a walk with you.

WowWee Fingerlings

Once you let one of these sweet baby monkeys cling to you,  you’re not going to want them to let go.  They’re irresistible.

When you have a Fingerling, you have a fun friend at your fingertips.  These are guaranteed to be a hit with the kids and a hot toy for the holidays.  Don’t wait until then to grab one though.  For every Fingerling Baby Monkey sold during the first week of sales (Aug. 11-18), WowWee will donate $1 to WildAid, a nonprofit wildlife conservation group focused on reducing the demand for wildlife products.

Fingerlings are available in the US starting now!  You can purchase them for just $14.99 each at major retailers like Toys”R”Us,, and  It’s a good thing the price is so reasonable.  Play with one Fingerling, and you’re going to want to collect them all.

How would you like to WIN a Fingerlings Baby Monkey?!  Enter via the Giveaway Tools Form below.  Open to US residents who are 18 and older. Ends 8/28/17 at 121:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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