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Keeping Kids Healthy with GIANTmicrobes – Review

I have partnered with GIANTmicrobes for feature. All opinions are my own

Keeping Kids Healthy with GIANTmicrobes - Review

Vitamins come in many forms from tablets and capsules to yummy gummies. Most kids get their vitamins in gummies or flavored, candy-like tablets. Now they can play with their vitamins! With actual, enlarged molecules of Vitamins A, B6, C and D they will learn all about these compounds that are essential for growth and nutrition. See these fun Vitamin GIANTmicrobes.

Vitamin A plays an important role in bone growth and vision. It also is great for the skin and teeth as well as cell and tissue growth. What foods are a good source of Vitamin A?

Vitamin A is found in yellow and orange foods like carrots and squash. Ask your child to name a few they can think of?

Microbes Plush

Vitamin B6 is one of those B-Vitamins that converts food into energy. In particular, B6 is important for the cardiovascular and nervous system as well as immunity and digestion.

Vitamin B6 is found in meat, fish, nuts, bananas and potatoes! Ask your child what Disney Minion they think gets the most Vitamin B6?

Vitamin C Facts

Vitamin C fights the cold and flu bugs and helps heals wounds. You can’t stay away from germs, they are all around us but Vitamin C helps our body not get sick from those germs.

Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, cabbage and kiwi to name a few. Ask your child what Vitamin C food they want as a side for lunch or dinner today?

Vit C nutrition

Vitamin D is for the bones! Vitamin D also gives us a mineral that helps our body take in Calcium. Calcium (milk) and Vitamin D are best friends.

Vitamin D can be found in grains, green leafy vegetables, egg yolks and some cereals. Ask your child what they like to put on their green salad?

Learning biology

Now that you and your child have learned about their vitamins, how about some plush molecules to play with. They will use these to learn and memorize. If vitamins don’t excite them, there are so many cells, diseases and critters to learn and have fun with at GIANTmicrobes.

Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Review, Video Reviews by Anthony

BLURBLE Game Review and Video

Thank you to NorthStarGames for including this game in our Sweet Suite 2017 Conference box

 

BLURBLE Game Review and Video

At the 2017 Sweet Suite conference we were introduced to the game BLURBLE. It was one of Anthony’s favorite booths we stopped at. So, we played a few rounds for you to see how hilarious it can get. From age 8 to 88 it is going to bring laughter to your next game night. It is more challenging than you think! Perhaps you will recognize the game from the older packaging. It is the same hilarious game.

Enjoy! Then find the game for yourself at Amazon and other retailers near you from NorthStar Games.

 

Gift Ideas, Kids, Review, Summer, Toy Reviews

Magnetic Travel Games from The Purple Cow

Thank you to Purple Cow for sending games for feature

Magnetic Travel Games from Purple Cow

In two weeks Anthony and I head off to Blogger Bash in NYC. At age 9, this is such a fun conference for him as he will mingle and meet many toy and children brands. It is also his first long flight. We are flying from Seattle to New York and need some entertainment for the flight. My husband cannot break from work events so it is just Anthony and I. These magnetic travel games from The Purple Cow and going to be a blast.

Magnetic Checkers

Magnetic Tic Tac Toe + 4-In-A-Row

 

Magnetic Battlefleet

Each game comes in a slim tin that snaps back together to hold the pieces. They hold very well to the boards and slide easily with your fingers for enjoyable play. The tins stay shut very well. There are even more choices than the 3 games I list above. They are all available on Amazon.

I can see us using these travel games a lot this summer from plane rides to camping and road trips. These make great hotel toys too. They are small and pack well for space saving. There are plenty of playing pieces for each game. Having entertainment is not only fun for the kids, but a piece of sanity to parents.

Beauty, Father's Day, Gift Ideas, Mother's Day, Review

Fragrance gifts from your Favorite Stars of Empire – Fox

Thank you Empire of Fox for partnering in this feature

It’s Father’s Day soon. Do you know what you are getting dad or your husband? No? Neither do I. It is so hard. My Dad is pretty simple to please, but my husband is hard. If he wants something it is typically something big he will pick out himself. Then his birthday is June 9 so I try hard to not become lazy and combine the celebrations so I have to think of 2 great gifts in a 1-2 week period. This gets hard to find the perfect gifts.

This year may be a bit easier. With the new premier of the Fox show, Empire comes a cologne and perfume (because when we shop for the men we hardly forget to bring something home for ourselves). Legacy is the name of the men’s cologne that contains a blend of bergamot and lemon water with lavender buds, crisp geranium and clary sage. I am sensitive to some colognes and some scents give me instant headaches. I love this smell. I can’t wait for him to wear it. Just remember the Legacy of Lucious as you head gift shopping this Father’s Day.

While you are picking up his cologne and feel the need for a new perfume…because you are there so you might as well, Truth is the women’s perfume inspired by the lovely Cookie from this line you will want to test. Not a day has gone by that I have not chosen this scent to wear. It is a soft floral blend mixed with blackberry and velvet plum with hints of Bulgarian rose, vanilla orchid and violet blossom.

As you watch Empire on Fox you may think of the gold and sophistication of these fragrance bottles as a connection to the desire to go gold in music. The stars that have inspired us with music we can connect to are rewarded with going gold and most share that same swagger in their own way that makes us want to watch and listen to them for times to come. The essence of all of this is felt in the design of these bottles. These stars aim for making it inside the music industry and so you can strive to hit gold this year on a gift your man (and you) will love.

Available at https://empirefragrance.com, Macy’s and Bon-Ton. Happy shopping!

Father's Day, Gift Ideas, Kids, Review, Toy Reviews, Video Reviews by Anthony

New Skylanders Imaginators Senseis for the Boys & Girls

I have paired up with Activision and the Skylanders Imaginators for this feature

New Skylanders Imaginators Senseis for the Boys & Girls

If you are a frequent reader then you know I have enjoyed bringing you many posts updating my readers on the Skylanders games by Activision. My son enjoys these features as he plays all of the Skylanders games from the original Spyros Adventure to the current Skylanders Imaginators and the ones in between.

In these games your child ‘becomes’ a Skylander as they fight to destroy the evil Kaos and his group who want to destroy the Skylands. Even better, your son or daughter can choose from male and female characters. There are 2 new characters just added to the Senseis, teaching the Skylnaders skills in Skylanders Imaginators, Blaster-Tron (male) and Tidepool (female).

Below, Anthony will tell you more about these 2 new Senseis an the story of how they became Skylanders and began the fight for justice.


Easter, Gift Ideas, Home, Mother's Day, Review, Spring 2017, Toy Reviews

Spring Guide 2017 at Parenting Healthy

Welcome to the 2017 Spring Guide

Spring guide

It is in here you will find all of the spring guide posts. In one place you will find the features for Easter, Mother’s Day, Spring Cleaning and Summer Planning. Bookmark this page as it is an ongoing list. May take a moment to load all posts below….

Stay tuned in May for the Summer 2017 Guide.

Easter Gift Guide


Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Spring Cleaning & Home


Getting Ready for Summer


Video Reviews by Anthony <<HERE>>

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