Parenting Healthy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Try these winning recipes from the 5-hour ENERGY Yummification contest

This is a promotional post for 5-hour ENERGY

Try these winning 5 hour ENERGY recipes

Last month I helped announce a fun contest from 5-hour ENERGY®. The winners have now been announced and here are the recipes below. Give them a try! These recipes and their creative videos won them these spots!


The Pomelimelade won Tim Merlau of Ca. $50,000
  • 1 glass Limeade
  • 1 shot 5-hour ENERGY® -Pomegranate

The Ramalamadingdong won Mark Golembeski of Ca. $30,000
  • 1 glass Lemonade
  • 1 shot 5-hour ENERGY® -Berry


The Arnold Power won Zac Sheorn of SC $10,000
  • 1 glass of Decaf iced tea
  • 1 shot 5-hour ENERGY®-Lemonade
See the first place video by clicking the image below:

See their videos and find more recipes at 

Peppa Pig and me personalized story books for your child

This is  a promotional post for Penwizard

Attention Peppa Pig fans! Your child and Peppa's family will go to many places together and have many celebrations together in these Peppa and Me stories. My son loves Peppa Pig and was so excited as we entered his name and created a story character that resembled him. We chose features such as gender, hair, skin and accessories. He could hardy wait for the book to arrive. There is something special about feeling featured or to see yourself,  as a child, written into a story. When it is with characters they relate to daily on TV or online, it makes it that much more special.

My son just started first grade and read through the book pretty well on his own. What made this story even more engaging for him is, unlike other personalized books he has, Peppa and Me mentions his name very often! His name is mentioned sometimes 2-3 times in a page. To see his character that resembles him along side Peppa made him smile through every page.

Peppa and Me personalized books come in 5 fun adventurous stories
  • Peppa Pig Christmas Party
  • Peppa Goes to your Child's Party
  • Peppa Christmas
  • Your Child and Peppa go to Playgroup
  • Peppa and Your Child Go Swimming
In these stories, your child's name is on the cover title and throughout the book. They will appear as the image you create by choosing features that physically resemble your child. You also can attach a special message for the first page inside to your child.

Whether you are Mom/Dad, Aunt/Uncle, Grandma/Grandpa or family friend, you are sure to bring a book that will have that child engaged and they will forever have this book on their shelf.

Disclosure: Parenting Healthy was given a book for review. All opinions are 100% my own

Smart911 is available nationwide and will save time in an emergency

This is not a sponsored post

Have you ever had to make the dreaded 911 call for an emergency. If you have, you know how desperate that 911 operator is at needing every detail possible to relay to responders. This takes time and heavens forbid if the call is coming from a small child who may not know alerts such as allergies or medical history on who they are having to call for. You may already have this active in your community. With Smart911, you can enter your zip code to see availability in your area. If available, create a fast and free account filling in all the blanks that the 911 operator will see when a call is made. This saves times and potentially saves lives. Take the time now, in the calm, to give Smart911 all the information they need on our family and even house structure. The responders will use this to provide the a better response and scene maintenance so you and the responders can focus on the best ways to handle your emergency.

If you watch the video above, you learn that you can even provide a floor plan in your profile. How great would that be in the event of a fire or disaster for responders to know where bathrooms are kids may go hide in or bedrooms kids may be in. They can find gas shut off easier and so much more. 

What can you provide in your Smart911 profile?
  • Family members with names, gender, age & photo if you want to upload
  • Pet info
  • Medications
  • Allergies
  • Medical history
  • Floor Plan
  • Address & it shows your home on map to confirm this IS your address
  • Mobile number-confirm with verification code
  • Address with photo of home-gate access codes, utility info, etc..
  • Emergency contacts

Limm Sport Armband #runningarmband

This is a promotional post for Limm Sport

Have you gone through the armband frustrations before. The armband looks great and has the port holes for your headphones, so you buy it. Once ready for your run you realize just how difficult it is to put on one-handed. You finally get it and your phone rings. You press buttons and realize you need to pull it out as it is ringing away and the sensitivity of your screen has interference from inside the armband. I have had that experience and it is frustrating. The Limm Sport Armband is easy to put on and you have easy access to all of your phone's functions while in use. 

The Limm Sport Armband fits iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S/5C as well as the Galaxy S4 (without a case)! You can listen to an assortment of phone playlists from this one armband. It is a thin and durable material and there is no loss of screen sensitivity from inside the sleeve.  I have yet to find a reason I need the phone out of the case to use a function.

More Limm Sport Armband Features
  • Insert/remove device quickly and conveniently
  • Key holder
  • Elastic Velcro strap stays tightly and securely attached to your arm
  • Lycar and Neoprene case is very lightweight and provides comfort
  • Protection against heavy sweating as well as light rain
  • Front/back screen protectors
  • Hand-washable

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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cut calories and help feed the hungry with FoodTweeks #calories4good

This is a promotional post for FoodTweeks

What is FoodTweeks?

FoodTweeks is an app where you stay motivated to cut calories! However, while you are focused on cutting calories, many families are in ned of calories. FoodTweek takes the calories you report cutting and donates your cut calorie count to local food banks for those who need those calories. The more calories you cut, the more you help feed the hungry!

How does it work?

Open the app and tell it the food you wan to eat. You will get suggestions on how to get that taste in a healthier way. Choose the tweek you used and a donation is made. You cut 10 calories, 10 calories of food is donated to a food bank.

FoodTweeks wants you to make healthier choices while feeling rewarded with giving back!

How to double the donation with each tweek!

Visit and it will guide you on how to use the promo code: MOMS to double your tweek donations! 

Sign up your whole family-make it a fun contest in the home. The more calories saved with your tweeks, someone gets rewarded. Even your workplace can get involved! Have fun, help others, eat healthier and spread the word! to learn more. But, make sure you download with the link in the section above to double your donations!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Giveaway: Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program Celebrates 14 years of giving

This is not a sponsored post

If you are a regular follower of mine, you know I love to feature Brands with a cause. Office Depot has a few causes through the Office Depot Foundations including the National Backpack Program. This year marks 14 years of Office Depot staying committed to sending low-income kids back to school prepared for learning. If you just sent a child back to school, you know how expensive it gets. To have families less stressed by having backpacks and supplies donated is such a relief. 

About Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program
  • In 2014 Office Depot will donate 350,000 backpacks to kids in all 50 states and Puerto Rico along with other countries
  • Since 2001, Office Depot has donated over 3.3 million backpacks worldwide
  • 2014 brings new sackpacks in 7 bright & colorful designs
  • Each sack contains a zipper pouch with supplies inside
  • These sacks and supplies are logo-free

The Giveaway
To celebrate 14 years of hope, Office Depot is allowing me to giveaway one of these sacks that were designed with kids in mind and are new for 2014. Ends 10/3. Open to US. Enter below.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Accepting Bloggers for the 2014 Happy, Healthy Holiday Gift Guide-Get your Blog noticed!

Here is what you need to know

You will be emailed more details soon with all the specifics

Your Blog will be listed as a 'PR Friendly' blog on the Guide page

For every Gift Guide post I write, a blogger will be chosen (at random) to be featured in the actual post with link back to your blog

You get 1 free link in all Gift Guide giveaways to gain followers

Every time you share a gift guide post, you get to give yourself an entry for the Blogger Giveaway. Prize will be $25 Starbucks or Fandango gift car (your choice). Giveaway is ONLY for participating Holiday Gift Guide participants

As a gift guide post goes live, I will email you the link and you simply share the post. The more shares, the more exposure and you are linked-so it is a win-win for you and the brand.

Want a sneak peak for brands I have so far?

Share this post on your Blog, then Sign up HERE!
There is no fee for this event!