Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Monster on Top of The Bed Family of Books - Review

Product: Monster on Top of the Bed Family of Books

Company/Creator: Alan H. Jordan

Where to Buy: Amazon

Recommend?: Yes

Synopsis of The Monster on Top of the Bed
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Suzy, who used to jump up and down on her bed having just a great time. This scared a young critter named Karrit who lived under Suzy’s bed. But, Karrit heard Suzy do all sorts of nice things for people, and he wanted her to be his friend. Still, Suzy ate strange things like cakes made out of pans (pancakes) and the toes of toemays (tomatoes) and—he couldn’t believe it—he heard her talk about eating something truly horrendous.
One day Karrit heard Suzy tell her mother that she was lonely and needed a friend. Because of that Karrit decided to visit Suzy, and Suzy got to meet him. At first Suzy was scared of Karrit. After all, he had red, scaly legs, and a blue nose, but he seemed a little scared too. Suzy treated Karrit the way that she would want to be treated if she had gone to his house.

As they grew to know each other, Suzy found out that Karrit didn’t understand some English words. Suzy figured out what was confusing Karrit, and she was sorry to have scared him. She showed him a hotdog (she didn’t eat dogs that were hot) a tomato (she didn’t eat the toes of matoes) and a carrot (she definitely didn’t eat Karrits).
Suzy made Karrit feel that she liked him, and that she wanted him to be happy. Because of that, the two of them played. They kept getting to know each other better until one day they both realized that they didn’t have to be afraid of each other, and that it was a mistake for each of them to think the other was a
“monster.” Suzy and Karrit became best friends, and neither was afraid of monsters again.

This is NOT just one book.  The Monster on Top of the Bed is just part of a family of books and audio books and activity guides that work together to create a fantastic experience for children.  What makes this experience so valuable is that the child actually gets to create their own story to banish their fears, and that they also get to spend hours coloring, learning to count, understanding phonics, etc.

This story is very cute. It is a good story for teaching about perception. Maybe that thing you're frightened of is just misunderstood and even frightened of you! There is a blank copy of the story where children can write in their own words! Great opportunity for discussing fears and how we can make them less scary.

I received a copy of the book above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Nasopure Little Squirt to go Review

Product: Nasopure Little Squirt to go

Company/Creator: Dr Hana

Where to Buy: Amazon

Connect: websitetwitter

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Recommend?: Yes

Dr. Hana's Nasopure Little Squirt to go® is the preferred nasal wash for kids! Designed with little hands in mind, this comfortable, convenient, and easy to use nasal wash system cleans out pollens, bacteria, and dust particles before they have a chance to root themselves in your child's sinuses. Little squirt to go can help your child combat allergies, congestion, colds, flu, asthma, and much more - and it's 100% natural! Benefits of consistent use of nasal washing for children include improved sleep, comfort, and general health, marked by fewer expensive doctor appointments. 

Little Squirt to go is also great for athletes and frequent travelers. The 4 oz. bottle is perfect for storing in travel bags and sports bags, and can help you stay healthy on the go! 

Nasopure is 100% natural - no other additives, perfumes or ingredients. The bottle is BPA free and dishwasher safe, too! (Made in Kansas City, MO and assembled by adults with disabilities). 

This really couldn't have come at a better time. I've been miserable with sinus trouble for weeks. I really liked the Little Squirt method. Seems so much easier, and less intimidating, than a neti pot.

This bottle in particular is made for kids 2 and up. However, Miss O isn't quite convinced yet, but we're going to look at the provided how to teach children information some more. A few more months and we can work with Miss Em as well.

It's pretty neat that the bottle is made relatively close to me! So very local, and BPA free..awesome!

Nasal washes are a great first alternative to sinus medicines, which can cause issue when overused. The Nasopure Little Squirt to go flushes away all of the irritants and encourages natural drainage. Gentle and effective...though it does take getting used to!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Menu Plan Monday 12/15-12/21

Been some time since I did a Menu Plan Monday, y'all....let's do this!

Miss Em is doing much better with dairy. Her Dr recommended we try using lactaid while reintroducing very slowly. She can now have a little bit of cheese or yogurt and no troubles! Straight milk is still problematic, though, even with the lactaid. So, we don't have to eliminate dairy now, but we are still keeping it low.

Ohh Sunday is the Solstice! Can hardly wait! Except I can...because I'm so not ready hahaha.

I try to keep it pretty Clean.

On the Menu this week:
  • Stuffed Peppers
  • Beef & Veg Soup
  • Paleo Ramen (with adjustments)
  • Chicken & Carrots
  • Garlic Lemon Basil Tilapia
If there are new recipes for the week, I will have them pinned here.
And then I will move them here with my commentary after I've tried them.
See more MPM at OrgJunkie

Friday, December 5, 2014

Foxbrim's Natural Refresh Toner #Review

Product: Natural Refresh Toner

Company/Creator: Foxbrim

Where to Buy: Amazon

Connect: website

Recommend?: Yes!

Do you want to start your day right?

Foxbrim's Natural Refresh Toner is the perfect choice for supporting healthy glowing skin. As part of your daily regimen, Natural Refresh Toner provides the ESSENTIAL step to tone, cleanse and prepare skin. 100% Natural and Alcohol Free. Expect the best and enjoy all the benefits - provided exclusively by Foxbrim.
I love that this toner is contains no alcohol, parabens, additives, fillers or fragrances, and is never tested on animals. Witch Hazel is one of my favorite beauty supply ingredients. It's very soothing and healing. The toner leaves my skin feeling great. Foxbrim manufactures there products in small batches to maintain inegrity. They are a great company that cares about their products. The other products in the line look amazing as well. And Foxbrim offers a money back guarantee so why not try it out for yourself?! It should be great for all skin types

Monday, December 1, 2014

Baby Rockstar Lullaby Renditions of Frozen Review

Product: Lullaby Renditions of Frozen

Company/Creator: Baby Rockstar

Where to Buy: here

Recommend?: Yes

Walt Disney's Frozen soundtrack melodically performed with sleepy tones and soothing bells with light percussion!

Baby Rockstar rearranges the chart topping hit as beautiful melodies played by soothing bells mixed with sleepy tones and light percussive effects. These calming and dreamy renditions will help get your little rockstars ready for bedtime. Baby Rockstar releases ignite a musical curiosity in your little ones and will be favorites of young children, and their parents, for years to come.

Track Listing:
Frozen Heart
Do You Want to Build a Snowman
For the First Time in Forever
Love Is an Open Door
Let It Go
Reindeers Are Better Than People
In Summer
For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)
Fixer Upper
Heimr Arnadalr

Baby Rockstar releases ignite a musical curiosity in your little ones and will be favorites of young children, and their parents, for years to come!

We have just been loving this! Played it as soon as we got it out of the mailer! Miss O likes to sing along with the music and Miss Em just enjoys swaying to it. Very melodic and relaxing. If you have Frozen fans in the house, this will be a great addition!