Check it Out! Google Releases New YouTube Kids App, for Children 2-8 Years Old








Google have done it again. This time it’s the YouTube Kids app, for children 2 to 8 years old.  It turns out that the kids of Google employee’s are just like ours. They love YouTube. Shimrit Ben-Yair, mother of two and YouTube Kids Group Product Manager recently wrote on the official YouTube blog:

“Families worldwide are watching millions of videos on YouTube. And lately, those of us at YouTube have been working on a new way for our kids—and yours—to discover and explore videos on every topic in, well, the universe.


Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind. The app makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore, and is available for free on Google Play and the App Store in the U.S.”


The Google YouTube team have really put a lot of thought into this app & you can most definitely tell that they have children themselves.  The features are all things I’ve either wanted or thought about myself when my own children have been using YouTube.



YouTube Kids screenshot


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New Dayquil & Nyquil Severe Cold & Flu #ReliefIsHere





Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All opinions and experiences here are my own. Yours may vary.



Well, it’s that time of year again. Cold & flu season.  If you live in a household like mine with children that attend any sort of daycare or school you know that chances are they’re going to come home with something, and you’re going to catch it.  As a mom there is no such thing as down time, we have to get rid of whatever we come down with, quick!


These past few years at my house have been pretty crazy once cold & flu season arrive. Although we’ve been lucky enough so far to avoid the flu this year *knock on wood* I personally came down with something a few weeks ago that was a real doozy. At the time I hadn’t heard of the new Nyquil & Dayquil Severe Cold & Flu but I sure wish I had or I would have run to Walmart & stocked up.  I’ve relied on Nyquil for over a decade. It’s always been one of my go-to over-the-counter meds because quite simply, it works. On those days where I needed relief but had to stay alert, it was Dayquil to the rescue instead.  I’m glad to know that these days when things get really bad there’s  Nyquil  Severe Cold & Flu (which now contains a decongestant) & Dayquil Severe Cold & Flu. 

New berry flavor Nyquil Severe Cold & Flu


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New GoGo squeeZ Fruit & VeggieZ–Goodness to Go #GoGoVeggiez #GotItFree






Disclosure: I received this product courtesy of Bzzagent & GoGo squeeZ in exchange for my honest opinion. The experiences & opinions stated here are my own. Yours may vary.



We have been big fans of GoGo squeeZ since it first made it’s debut in 2008. In fact my oldest son was born that year so I remember quite fondly discovering GoGo squeeZ for the first time. They were one of the first brands that used squeezable pouches! Yes indeed. Their innovative design was quite eye-catching to this new mom that thought she’d be stuck with glass or plastic jars clanging around inside her diaper bag forever. It wasn’t long after they arrived on shelves in our area that we tried them out. I had to have them! Of course shortly after that every brand you can think of started using squeezable pouches, and well, now they’re everywhere.


GoGo squeeZ still stands out in many ways, especially due to their dedication to pure goodness! The company sources all their fruits and veggies from the USA from evolved farms and orchards that use the best ecological practices to grow and harvest produce, keeping the use of any chemical agents to a bare minimum. They also remove and recycle the peels on all the fruit they use, so your kids get no hidden nonsense.


And now, I’m excited to tell you that GoGo squeeZ has brought us something new! GoGo squeeZ Fruit & VeggieZ!



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Snickers Super Bowl Satisfaction 2015–Play Each Day to Win Free Snickers and Other Prizes #Freebie








Snickers is giving away 100,000 free Snickers bars & various other prizes.  I won 5 or 6 Snicker’s bars last year along with hundreds of our facebook fans. Some even won gift cards!  Your odds are pretty good to at least win a Snickers!

You can play once per day for the entire duration of the game. You’re allowed to win 5 prizes PER HOUSEHOLD.  Every time you play you’ll gain an entry towards the grand prize. A trip to Super Bowl 50 in 2016.

Starts: December 29, 2014

Ends:   February 27, 2015

Here are the official Rules

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10 Free Pampers Gifts to Grow Points







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Prepping for Pregnancy with Proxeed Plus–5 Tips to Help Boost Fertility






Have you noticed that when we talk about preparing for conception a lot of focus is on women? I think sometimes we forget that there are things men can do to prepare their bodies as well. A man’s lifestyle habits can have a big effect on whether or not pregnancy happens.


If both of you are serious about having a baby there are a few changes you and the man in your life can make that might make things easier.





5 Tips to Help Boost Fertility



Give up the Bad Habits

Smoking, drinking, drugs, even large amounts of caffeine, we all know these can affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant, but did you know it can also affect the health of a man’s sperm? In the case of smoking, it’s been shown that smoking can affect the motility of sperm. Support each other and give up most of these things. In the case of caffeine, you don’t have to give it up completely but you should limit yourself to a healthy amount each day.


Exercise can lower stress & anxiety, manage weight, help improve sleep and boost fertility. This goes for men as well as women. I had trouble conceiving myself due to a hormonal disorder. After a few lifestyle changes and losing 40lbs we were able to conceive our oldest son who is now 6. I can also say that being overweight while carrying a pregnancy can be much harder on your body, and even your mind. I know from experience. My no. 1 recommendation to couple’s trying to conceive is, if you have weight to lose, do it now. Even a 5-10% decrease in weight can boost fertility. Exercise can help you with this. Don’t forget that exercise also releases endorphins “the feed good” hormones and it’s something you can do together!

Stay Cool

Since we’re on the topic of exercise, you should be aware that excessive heat in the groin area can slow sperm down. This means you should probably avoid the sauna or Jacuzzi for the time being. But be aware that extra weight and long hours of uninterrupted sitting can also cause excess heat down below. Another good reason to get up and get moving!


Support Sperm Health

It’s long been known that when trying to conceive women should start taking a pre-natal vitamin. Most of the time these vitamins contain higher levels of folic acid & iron. Since most of babies vital organs are formed in the early stages of pregnancy it’s important to have all the vitamins & minerals we need before conceiving. This goes for men as well. Taking a supplement like Proxeed® Plus, a prenatal male fertility supplement, that blends essential male fertility vitamins and nutrients like zinc, ceramides, Vitamin B12, selenium may help support sperm health for three to six months prior to trying to conceive. However, for maximum benefit it is recommended that Proxeed Plus be taken for six months. ?


See Your Doctor

A lot of people are under the impression that they can skip everything and go right to the baby making, but that’s not always true for everyone. Sometimes you’ll need the help of your doctor, but even if you don’t it’s always best to schedule an appointment to go over your plans to conceive as well, get any physical check-ups you may need and discuss any medications that you are currently taking. It’s a good idea to know if your medications could affect fertility or a pregnancy in any way.


About Proxeed Plus


Proxeed Plus is a patented prenatal male fertility supplement product specifically designed for sperm health. Supporting sperm health is easy with Proxeed Plus prenatal male fertility supplement; taken twice-a-day, it comes in packets of powder that dissolve easily into water, juice, fruit smoothies/shakes or other cold beverages and has a pleasant fruit flavor. Proxeed Plus is a simple way to support male reproductive health and sperm quality by providing the nutrients needed for developing sperm.


For optimal results it is recommended to take Proxeed Plus for at least six (6) months, but should be taken as long as needed to maintain sperm quality, an essential factor in a couple’s fertility.?


Where to Purchase




Proxeed Plus is available for purchase via phone or online for $130.00 for a one-month supply, two boxes containing 30 packets each. For more information or to place an order, visit or call 1-888-Proxeed (776-9333).




Want to Learn Even More About Boosting Fertility?

Check out the latest video series from Proxeed Plus with reproductive endocrinologist and fertility expert Dr. Michael J. Heard. They provide a lot of great information and tips on this topic!

Youtube video here.





Disclaimer: This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received a box of Proxeed Plus for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. †These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Proxeed Plus is a patented prenatal male fertility supplement product specifically designed for sperm health.

Diono Radian RXT Car Seat- Less than $138 TODAY at (Reg 339.99)–



Diono Radian RXT

 A couple of years ago I started noticing that Kohl’s put their Diono Radian RXT’s on sale for incredibly low prices once every 8-9 months. This year their deal has come early!  You will probably never see it cheaper than it is now as this is the cheapest it’s been in 3 years so if you’re in the need for a great seat that will work from birth until your child is out of a seat all together, this is the time to scoop up this deal.


This year Kohl’s has 5 colors/styles available. 1 of them is the plum like seen on the right, which I own and can attest is a very beautiful car seat. I also own 2 grey’s for my son’s and they match my grey leather interior very nicely.




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Quell Morning Sickness with Sea Band Mama Ginger Lozenges & Acupressure Wrist Bands






Sea Band Mama



Did you know that around 50% of women experience morning sickness during pregnancy?  I was unfortunate enough to have to endure it while pregnant with all 3 of my children. In fact the 2nd time around it lasted well past the 14 weeks that most new moms experience it for.  Even before I was pregnant I dealt with it on a regular basis (although nowhere near as bad!). I suffer from something called GERD, which is sort of like acid reflux so my stomach is often upset, and I also suffer from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) which throws my hormones out of whack (kind of like pregnancy does).  Often times these days when I wake in the morning I feel sick to my stomach, dizzy, and nauseated in general. 


After dealing with morning sickness, weird food aversions, cravings, and crazy hormonal episodes that come with pregnancy I can tell you, I got sick of feeling “sick”.  After much experimentation over the years I came to the realization that there were a few things that helped me feel significantly better in regards to morning sickness & nausea in general & those are:

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#PowerTheHolidays with Duracell Batteries







This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Duracell.


Have you ever been sitting under the Christmas tree unwrapping presents when you open up something amazing?  You just know you’re going to love it so much. You can’t wait to try it out. You’ve got all the paper off, and you start tearing away at the package and you’re just so excited you can barely contain yourself. Finally it’s there in your hands & just as you get ready to turn it on you realize, there are no batteries. You start looking around to see if the batteries are inside the box or maybe even attached to it. Eventually you get so frustrated you remember to check the outside of the box, only to read “Batteries Not Included” Aaaaah nooo it can’t be! You look around at everyone else all doe-eyed because they wouldn’t possibly give you a gift without batteries, right?? right?? Someone has to have remembered the batteries.  Wrong.


You’ve totally been there, haven’t you? or maybe you’ve watched this happen to one of your kids, which is even worse to experience. How do you explain to the kids that Santa forgot the batteries?  Nowadays, one of the first things I do during the holidays before I wrap a single gift, is to pick up the largest pack of Duracell AA batteries I can find (usually the 16 pack), then I go down the line & pick up various packs of all the other sizes and I stash them away in the closet, thus ensuring no one ends up in the scenario I described above.


Duracell has always been my number 1 go to brand because as a mom of 3 who has been dealing with toys for the past 6 years straight, you learn really quickly which batteries last & which don’t!
Duracell has never let me down.



Why Duracell?

Duracell CopperTop All-Purpose alkaline batteries are not only dependable, they’re also long-lasting. You can take comfort in a 10-year guarantee in storage with Duralock Power Preserve Technology. They’re great for many of the devices you use on a daily basis in your home. And from storm season to medical needs to the holidays, Duracell is the #1 trusted battery brand of first responders, pharmacists and parents, so you know it’s a battery you can trust. CopperTop batteries are available in AA, AAA, C, D and 9V.


Don’t Be the One that Forgets the Batteries

When you’re out shopping this holiday season make sure you don’t forget the batteries! #PowerTheHolidays with Duracell. They have all the sizes you need and you can get them at your local Walmart. You can even order them online! So no excuses! And remember, 4 packs of Duracell batteries make great stocking stuffers for older family members!




Connect with Duracell & Walmart Online

Twitter: @Duracell, @Walmart



Tell me, have you ever forgotten the batteries?


Disclosure: I received some of the above products in order to facilitate this post. This is a sponsored post for Shespeaks/Duracell. All opinions and experiences are my own. Yours may vary.