Father's Day, Gift Guides, Home, Mother's Day, Spring 2017

Best Powerbank for Traveling is the myCharge HubXtra

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PBest Powerbank for Traveling is the myCharge HubXtra

If you can’t live without your phone or tablet while on the go then surely you have a powerbank, portable charger. I actually have a purse with one sewn in and I carry another type that charges via the lighter in my car and I keep it there if the boys or my husband also need one when we are out all day. myCharge is here with the best powerbank for traveling and I’ll tell you why that is.

charge phone

Portable chargers are so handy and make my work easier. When I am out all day or traveling I need photos that could potentially be part of a post or story. But there is one problem I have had with the powerbanks I own. I have grabbed it and my phone and forgot the cord to charge from.

best powerbank

As with any new product for technology that arrives for our convenience there is always more that can be perfected and myCharge has done that with their HubXtra. Why do I call this the best? There are several really great reasons:

  • It has the cords included! There is both a lightning and Micro USB for all the popular phone/tablet brands
  • It has built-in wall prongs for easy charging
  • It is slim and fits in my purse
  • It charges up to 65% faster than competitors

portable charger

With Mother’s day then Father’s day approaching this is a fantastic gift idea. The myCharge HubXtra portable charger that I call the best powerbank for traveling retails for only $69.99 at myCharge.com. I also found it on Amazon for the same price.

Father's Day, Gift Guides, Home, Mother's Day, Spring 2017

Gift Ideas for the Home – Wild Eye Designs Marble & Wood Board

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Gift Ideas for the Home - Wild Eye Designs Marble & Wood Board

With Mother’s Day arriving and Father’s Day right behind we are back to having to find gifts for our beloved parents. My Mom and Dad raised my 2 brothers, sister and I and all together we gave them 5 grandsons so far. Because we all live within 70 miles of each other we get together often as a family for birthdays, holidays and celebrations. Needless to say, gift ideas for the home or kitchen are always a hit and used often.

cheese board

Wild Eye Designs has such gifts especially for those who love to entertain. With unique gifts for kitchen, bar and home, they are just as fun to give as to get. Several products stood out to me but most of all was this stunning Marble and Wood Board. When not in use in can hang for beautiful kitchen decor. You can cut and display anything from fruits, meats and cheese on this board.

gift for kitchen

More Gift Ideas for the Home & Kitchen

  1. Rose & Gold Cheese Knives – set of 4
  2. High Heel Wine Bottle Holder – multiple styles
  3. Flamingo Shot Glasses – set of 4
  4. Cake Serving Set – 5 pieces
  5. Leaping Llama Apron – peach & black
  6. Owl Ceramic Stacking Bowls – set of 4

Many more are available at Wild Eye Designs and more retailers are listed HERE.

wood and marble board

Whether Mom or Dad like wine or beer or love to cook or just eat, you will find gift ideas for the home that are as fun as the one featured here.

Deals, Home, Parenting, Spring 2017

Spring Cleaning Target Deals and Sanitizing Tip #EverydaySaves

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®, Finish®, Woolite®, and Air Wick®. The opinions and text are all mine.


Spring is here! How is your spring cleaning going? Are you running out of cleaning and home sanitizing supplies? Now is a great time to stack some savings at Target for fantastic deals on your favorite cleaning brands: Finish, Air Wick, Lysol and Woolite.

Before you head to Target, make sure you add these cleaning brands savings into your Cartwheel app. Watch the expiration dates on these-they vary.


For my spring cleaning tip below I use Finish Rinse Aid. Through the Target Spring Cleaning savings offers you can stack the 2 following offers for big savings:

Cartwheel App Coupon Offers Available 4/2-4/29:

*Promotional offers to combine with the Target Cartwheel App Savings above:

Get a $5 Target Gift Card when you buy any 2 Finish Premium L & XL (MiO & Quantum) & 16oz RA additive which expires on 4/8

*Find more Cartwheel offers to stack with promotional offers at Target in April on your favorite cleaning brands.

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I am using my Finish Rinse Aid to sanitize my son’s bath toys. They constantly sit wet and get grimy so a few times a year I run them through the dishwasher and air dry them. Now if you use the Finish Rinse Aid in your dishwasher you won’t need to dry your plastics when you put them away! I also do this with sand toys and pool toys at the beginning and end of summer. It’s a great way to give them a good sanitation.

toy clean

I also grab his stuffed animals he uses most frequently and tie them up in pillow cases and run through the washing machine and dryer. There is a similar Woolite stacking deal at Target. It is a great way to get these ‘friends’ washed without fading or ruing them. If you contain them in a pillow case they wash very well without any flaws. Find all of these great deals at Target.

What spring cleaning tip do you have for keeping the kids stuff clean and sanitized?

College Bound, Easter, Fashion, Food, Gift Guides, Spring 2017

3 Easter Basket Ideas for Adults, Students and Children

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Enjoy these Easter basket gift ideas

easter basket gifts

Those Easter baskets can be so hard to fill sometimes. We have 3 boys ages 8, 19 and 25. That is a child, college student and adult. I can’t buy packs of Pokemon cards and split and one boy likes chocolate and one is trying to stay away from sweets. The youngest has a list full of wants and then the older boys have needs. So what seems to be a good divide? Socks, sweets and unique school supplies.


Imagine it is the year 1914 and you can order wrapped snacks to be delivered that were baked fresh that same day. Of course this was a small business in a small town. Today they are Tastykake and offer everyone fresh-tasting individually wrapped snacks.


I only wish I could locate these in retailers near me. According to their website they are available in supermarkets and other retail outlets throughout the East, Southeast, and Southwest. The kids will love these sweet treats in Easter themes.


Remember when getting socks was the worst gift ever? Then remember entering adulthood where you have to budget every item you buy and getting socks becomes the best and most useful gift ever? I love getting socks and with older children they appreciate the gifts that stock them up on everyday items they now don’t have to go out and get themselves.

gold toe

The reason why Gold Toe socks make a great gift is that they have styles and fits for everyone. I love Gold Toe because I wear ankle socks most and they never slip into my shoe. I have bought so many socks that slip when I walk or wear after just a few washes and have to toss them. My Gold Toe socks last and stay put.


Have a student? They need writing supplies. They may not admit it because they’d rather have gift cards and cash but I always like to attach gift cards to useful gifts for our college student. Attaching cash or a food gift card to a package of pens or highlighters make the git a bit more fun.

pen gifts

Target has some fun Pilot pens and markers that write smooth and are erasable. Find Pilot Frixion erasable pens and marker pens in different colors. They also have erasable highlighters. The Pilot Precise V5 writes so well as a pen and now they have a deco collection in fun colors and designs. Also find these on Amazon.

Visit these fun brands for more fun and retail locations.

Easter, Gift Guides, Home, Mother's Day, Reviews, 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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Easter, Food, Gift Guides, Spring 2017

Easter Gift Ideas: GourmetGiftBaskets.com Easter Bunny Gift Tower

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Easter gift ideas

Browsing for gifts at GourmetGiftBasket.com is always very satisfying. They have the best gifts for even the hard-to-shop for on your gift list. They also have great ideas if you are shipping a gift or care package to a friend or family member because they are packaged and delivered with cards you can add personalized messages to. Right now you can order Easter gifts.

tower candy

I am featuring the Easter Bunny Gift Tower that includes:

  • Double Crisp Chocolate Carrots by Palmer – 3.35 oz. – Delightful chocolate candies in the shape of carrots make for a cute Easter treat.
  • (4) Peeps Bunnies by Just Born – Traditional Easter treats that are made of gooey marshmallow and topped with a dusting of sweet sugar.
  • Jelly Beans by Buttercup Candy Shoppe – 3.5 oz. – Luscious jelly beans in a delicious variety of rainbow flavors.
  • Solid Double Crisp Chocolate Bunny by Palmer – 4.25 oz. – Lovingly hand crafted by artisans following a centuries-old tradition, these solid milk chocolate bunnies are an Easter classic.
  • Sugar Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – 4 oz. – Expertly crafted bite-sized sugar cookies that are irresistibly crisp and sweet.
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettle Corn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.4 oz. – Sweet kettle corn mixed with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper for a perfect salty-sweet treat.
  • Roasted & Salted Peanuts by J&R Gourmet – 2 oz. – Better than any ballpark peanuts you’ve ever tasted, these premium nuts are roasted and salted to perfection.
  • Honey Mustard Popcorn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.1 oz. – Sharp mustard is sweetened with honey to make this crispy popcorn flavor.
  • (15) Assorted Citrus Slices by Primrose Candy – Bursting with the taste of real fruit, these hard candies are sweet with just the right amount of sour.

bunny tower

How fun is the selection in this tower full of favorite food brands? Always fresh and if candy and snacks is not the right gift you are looking for, consider beer or wine baskets and even toy and fruit/meat baskets.


These make such fantastic gifts and are so easy to send as they are already packaged to gift. Visit Gourmet Gift Baskets to see all of the products. Look under Holidays & Occasions to find Easter gift ideas.