Monday, August 20, 2018

Let Them Build It - Strawbees

I hate when my kids get summer colds.  Those are the worst.  The doctor recommends lots of rest which includes staying at home with dad and it disrupts my daughter's routine.  When my daughter gets sick, I try to distract her from the crummy feeling.

Thanks to Strawbees for sending sample product fore review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

When I am sick, I feel that distracting my brain helps me feel better.  It always works for me.  My daughter is the same way.  She loves to be engaged and enjoys experimenting.

My kids have always been very independent.  They love to tinker, discover, and create things all on their own.  

Strawbees Inventor Kit allows kids to be creative.  They can let their imagination run wild as they build.  The creations they make with their own hands.  It is a wonderful educational toy.  Kids do not even realize that they are actually learning while getting creative.

The toys that brings hours of fun for my future inventor.   Whether your kids get cabin fever, are looking for a challenging toy, or just love to work with their imagine; this is the perfect toy for them.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

***CLOSED***AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Digital Code Giveaway

Ok, where are my Marvel Studios fans at?  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is going to be available on Blu-ray on Tuesday, August 14. Who is excited?

This is a sponsored giveaway. All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

If you a fan, I know you already saw this movie and cannot wait to add it to your collection. If you have not seen it, here is the synopsis:

In “Avengers: Infinity War,” members from every MCU franchise must sacrifice like never before in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Peter Dinklage as Eitri, Benedict Wong as Wong, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, with Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, with Josh Brolin as Thanos, and Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord.

To celebrate the release, we are giving one reader the opportunity to win their very own digital copy of the film.

How to enter:

1)  Tell me who is your favorite character and why?  (comment below-1 entry)
2)  Tweet, don't forget to tag @independentmami. (comment below with the link to your tweet-1 entry/per day)
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US only.  Giveaway ends on 08/15/2018.  One winner will be randomly selected.  Sponsor will be responsible for delivery to winner.  Good luck!

Baby Got Butz

I have a sister from another mister, like they say.  A few weeks ago I got the call.  You know the call when you take a deep breath and then you scream of joy.  She's pregnant!

Disclosure-Sample product was received for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

From time to time, as every sister does, we need a little help from the other.  I love being able to give my baby sister advise.  Whether it is our weekly phone calls or a call from out of the blue, we are always here for each other.  Since I started having babies first, I have lots of stories to tell.  What things worked for us and what did not.  Every baby is different.

The one thing that remains the same is that I always want what is best.  Being a new mom can be scary whether you are young or older, mom to one or more than one.  

With so many products out there, staying in tune with what is best, may become confusing.  I try to look for products that are going to be ok for baby use, and not harm them.

Baby Butz cream-(never tested on animals)

-100% All-Natural
-No perfume
-No alcohol
-No chemicals
-Paraben Free

I dare you to read the label.  You will recognize the ingredients.  Majda Ficko created Baby Butz because of her son’s needs.  Every mom has had that moment when they are desperate to find their baby relief.    

Backed by doctors, the cream begins the healing process immediately and stays put, even providing overnight protection.  Just four hours after applying the cream, parents can notice visible improvement in their child’s diaper rash.

Ask your pediatrician for a sample or find it at your nearest Target.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Summer Reading-Benji and the Giant Kite

My daughter was ready for school to be out this year.  She said she was ready for a break.  We have been doing a lot of fun things this summer but one thing that is always a constant is that we love to sit down and pop a book open.  I did the same thing when my son my little. 

Sample product was received for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Just because it is summer does not mean we stop learning.  We got to practice our reading skills.  Books are also good for teaching kids life lessons through the stories.    

BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE, Bestselling Author Alan C. Fox Focuses On Perseverence, Dreams, and Letting Go

For Benji that one thing is an enormous orange kite.  In BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE (Clavis Publishing; August 2018), bestselling author Alan C. Fox tells the enchanting story of a young boy who learns that possessing something is not quite as meaningful as letting it go.

Alan Fox explains that like all of his books, “BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE is based on a real-life incident.  This one happened when I was a child. I decided to tell the story, because I wanted to share the sense of achievement I felt by working hard to obtain something I really loved.  But once I saw the kite flying at the beach, I wanted to let it go.  My dream had been accomplished.  It was time move on to another, new experience.  You must always keep going to fulfill your dreams and aspirations.”

Add this book to your summer reading list today.  For more information, go visit Alan’s website: