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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday shopping safety tips & the ELPH Safety ID band

This is a promotional post for ELPH and educational editorial from Parenting Healthy

'Tis the season for shopping, coffee runs, gift wrapping...and thieves or criminals! From leaving our house unattended to go shopping, parking in a parking garage and carrying bags and purses around publicly, we are walking targets to thieves and the kids coming with us add another element of safety we need to consider in crowds and parking lots. Arming yourself with safety tips and precautions as well as an ELPH band for your child incase the inevitable happens and they become separated from you will help you shop safely this season.

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
  • Leaving home: remember to lock your doors and close blinds. Don't give burglars a glimpse of what you have inside. Always leave a porch and inside light on each level of your home. If you are alerted to break ins in your area, I would even suggest leaving a TV or radio on a bit loud. If you can keep your animals inside who like to bark for protection, I would.
  • Parking: We get in hurry mode as soon as we hit that lot and finding a parking space can be a huge chore. Make sure you find a visible spot toward the public in a well-lit area. Consider when you will be returning to your car and if that may be after dark, park near a light pole that will be illuminated when dusk hits.
  • Pre-talk to your kids! I do this every time I take my 6 year old in public. I remind him to stay close. If he cannot see me, I cannot see him is what I tell him. I explain he can only speak to a worker or another Mom with kids if he gets lost. If in a mall, he is instructed to never leave if he is lost, he can go to a cashier only and alert them to page me. I remind him to NEVER return to the car without me. If you do not give them these options ahead of time, they may panic and make irrational decisions when they get scared or separated.
  • Carry protection-depending on your surrounding, purchasing mace or a personal alarm is a great idea. Make sure your cell phone is fully charged for the day, your family knows your route and plans in case some time passes and you have not returned and arm your kids with an ID band such as the ELPH band.

The ELPH band is a fun and comfortable safety ID band your kids will want to wear. The band contains a scan bar. When your child finds a 'safe' helper, they can show then their ELPH band and that adult can scan the band or read the info and call your number. The most simple form of child ID without their personal information written on the outside for all to see. 

Activating your ELPH band is so easy and in seconds it is ready to be worn by your child and keeping them protected. Whether traveling, shopping, riding the bus for the first time or heading out with family members not used to having an eye on kids can be times that arming them with the ELPH band will bring them and you a piece of mind.

5 benefits to using to do your holiday shopping #LoveFreeShipping

This is a promotional post fro on behalf of Clever Girls Collective

When it comes to holiday shopping or shopping for any event, how much of it do you do online? Do you enjoy the crowds and shopping in the stores or do you prefer to browse at home in a quiet space? More and more shoppers are turning to online shopping for the variety, price comparing and to avoid crowds. I have always been on the fence as to which I prefer. I do enjoy the act of shopping. I can get out of the house by myself, stop at a coffee shop and walk the stores. However, I do find the better deals online. Shopping online can save you money with the right tips and the right sites! The one deterrence I have for shopping online is the shipping costs. I can't justify spending extra money when I can swing by and pick it up myself. solves this dilemma and allows me to save and get free shipping at my favorite stores by shopping online.

5 Tips for using to do your holiday shopping
  1. Free shipping-get free shipping when you shop favorite retailers through In the event you are to pay a shipping fee when shopping through this site, just submit a rebate and you will be paid back those shipping charges
  2. Free returns-be guided to free and no-hassel online returns
  3. Price protection-get paid back the difference if you find a cheaper price on your products within 90 days
  4. Cash back is a flat 10% rate on every purchase. keeps the tally of your purchase totals and you get a quarterly check with 10 % (after taxes/fees) of your purchase totals. That's an extra 10% in your pocket on top of the great deals and free shipping you received at your time of purchase.
  5. Black Friday specials-You get 20% cash back for 4 days (Black Friday-Cyber Monday) at 5 different retailers each day. Retailers include: Walmart, QVC, Sears, Gap, Nordstroms and more! Keep your eye out on these!
So get those ads out, start circling your favorites and head to to enter your retailers sites. Shop, pay and in the end you get a guaranteed free shipping and an extra 10% cash back and perhaps 20% if you shop the retailers on the day they offer the extra cash throughout Black Friday weekend. Don't forget to keep your eye out on your products price for the next 90 days because you get the difference if it ends up cheaper! Why waste time and stress battling crowds when you are guaranteed to save more shopping online? 

Get started with promo code: HOLIDAY2014

Sign up for your account now and your first 30-days are free! You can do your holiday shopping with no fees! After the 30-days, simply pay only $9.95 a month. When the average shipping costs are over $9 an order, being a FreeShipping member saves even with this great discounted fee. These rates and free 30 days are only guaranteed using the promo code above-you're welcome!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Board games and Chocolate fun with Gamesformotion #HolidayGiftGuide

This is a promotional post for games for motion

You have some gifts to buy still, but are stuck! What makes good gifts? Games or maybe candy? How about a chocolate game? That's right! A popular game with chocolate pieces! How spectacular is that! Can you imagine the fun of your loved one-child or adult-unwrapping a board game and as they look closer, they realize they are playing with chocolate? Sounds fun! Gamesformotion has all the popular board games with a chocolate twist!

We first played Guess Who-my 6 year olds favorite game! It was like playing the traditional game and we were playing for chocolate! You can even save the wrappers for some entertaining play again after the chocolate is gone! 

How is the chocolate? My 6 year old would never have a negative thing to say about chocolate of any kind so I was forced to eat some (yeah, right! No one forced me!) It was delicious! They are a Belgian milk chocolate. 

Chocolate Games available
  • Guess Who
  • Candyland
  • Monopoly/ Monopoly Transformers
  • Scrabble
  • UNO
  • Twister Trivial Pursuit
  • Christmas Game
  • Pictionary
  • Battleship
  • Chess & Draughts
  • Choc-in-the-box US and EU

Gamesformotion does not just offer Chocolate Games. They have many unique and fun games from educational to promotional. Know a Golf fan or a eco-conscious friend? Browse the Promotional Games to satisfy their interests.

Find Gameformotion Chocolate Games can be found at Target, CVS, at select SuperValu store locations, Kmart,, Meijer and Fred Meyer, Bed Bath & Beyond and select smaller distributors with retail prices starting at only $9.99

Makes fun office gifts! Remember Gamesformotion this holiday season!

More #HolidayGiftGuide ideas at:

Disclosure: Parenting Healthy was provided the above product. All opinions are 100% my own

Treat your feet to Therafit comfort shoes #Giveaway

This is a promotional post for Therafit. All opinions are 100% my own

Therafit Shoe of Choice Giveaway
Sponsor: Therafit Shoes

Your feet work hard for you! We tend to get our hair done, do our nails, pretty our faces, but we frequently ignore our feet! Let's face it, without our feet how would we function the same as we do now? Our feet make life so much easier and they hold all of our weight as we use them to get us around! Our feet deserve the best comfort shoe and Therafit has the styles you love and the fit your feet love!

I love my Therafit White/Flamingo Pink Alexa Sneakers. I run, walk and use the gym several days a week and with plantar fasciitis and poor knee cartilage, supportive and quality shoes are imperative to a successful workout. I have admired Therafit shoes for a while and am so fortunate to have received these shoes. Had I known exactly how they would feel on my feet, I would have purchased these a long time ago! The Alexa sneaker I have is a lightweight trainer offering optimal support and cushion. 

Features of the Therafit Alexa Sneaker
  • Therefit Alexa Sneakers have the 7-layer Personalized Comfort System (PCS)
  • Superior arch support
  • 3 Removable PCS dual-density comfort adapters-midsole wedge
  • Durable rubber outsole
  • Removable cushioned insoles with gel inserts
  • Aegis Microbe Shield treatment-prevents mold & bacteria
  • Mesh upper with matching accents
  • Plush, padded tongue and collar
  • Co-developed by Dr Lisa Masterson
  • Accredited by the National Posture Institute
Learn more and see all of the great styles in comfort that Therafit shoes offer. They make a fantastic gift for the Holidays!

The Giveaway
Therafit has generously offered this giveaway. The participating Bloggers are here to help bring this giveaway to your attention! 1 lucky reader will win a Therafit shoe of your choice! They are all women styles. Enter below. Open to US. Ends 12/5. 

Disclosure: Parenting Healthy and the participating Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The event is organized by Parenting Healthy and AdvertiseWithBloggers and prize fulfillment is from the sponsor. All opinions are 100% my own.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Giveaway: ALL_Terrain Sound Bluetooth Speaker Ends 12/10

Enter for a chance to win your own ALL-Terrain Sound® Bluetooth Speaker in this fantastic Giveaway!

Brought to you by A Medic's World
Sponsored by FRESHeTECH

I have teamed up with these awesome Bloggers to offer this giveaway. Good luck!

A Medic's World and a wonderful set of bloggers is helping bring this giveaway to you. You have an opportunity to win this fantastic prize. So how does it stand up to other products, check out the review here that A Medic's world did. Basically it is one of the toughest Bluetooth speakers you can own, and it holds up to almost everything.

ALL-Terrain Sound®

Open to US Residents Only, One entry per Household Only


Giveaway: Gator Scoot 'n' Scoop makes a fun gift for toddlers #HolidayGiftGuide

This is  a promotional for B Kids

Gator Scoot 'n' Scoop
B Kids

With so many toddler toys and games for kids of all ages, we tend to gravitate towards the active play and toys that help master the toddler skills as they play. B Kids offers so many fun baby and child items and this Gator Scoot 'n' Scoop is one of them. Even my 6 year old will pull this out and play. It is addicting and will be sure to encourage movement and laughter with your toddler.

The Gator Scoot 'n' Scoop moves his head and makes funny sounds as he picks up these colorful balls from the ground. What keeps them entertained is that as they scoop a ball, it will bounce back out a few seconds later. It is non-stop fun and laughs!

B Kids cares

B kids, innovators in the development of classic and educational toys for infants to toddlers, teams up with Room to Grow this holiday season to help children in need. B kids will donate a portion of its toy proceeds from specialty retail partners. Help us spread the word! Learn more at

Learn more and get your Gator Scoot 'n' Scoop and other fun holiday gifts at

More #HolidayGiftGuide ideas at:

The Giveaway
1 lucky reader of mine will win a Gator Scoot 'n' Scoop of their own. Enter below. Open to US. Ends 12/8

Disclosure: Parenting Healthy was provided the above product. All opinions are 100% my own

Personalized Peppa Pig Books Giveaway-8 Winners


Sponsor: Penwizard

Personalized books are great for getting kids involved in reading. You Can choose from our range of personalized children's books and see your child in the pictures and story of their own personalized book!


Penwizard is an amazing company. They offer a wide variety of books for both little boys and girls. The nice thing about their books is that you can literally customize the books to fit whatever your child looks like AND put in their name! These books are so easy to create and order. They are also pretty reasonably priced. They range in the 14.99 to 19.99 UK (so about 30-40$ Canadian). Considering your child is going to be able to have that book for the rest of their lives thats a pretty good deal! Check Penwizard out HERE Penwizard has offered 8 fans a chance to win a personalized Peppa book for themselves (a 30.00 Canadian Value each!) Rules:
    • Open to USA/CAN
    • 18+
    • ends Dec 3/14
    • one person per household can enter
    • Facebook, pinterest, twitter etc are NOT responsible or liable in anyway for this giveaway
Disclaimer: Participating Blogs were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Penwizard will be responsible for product shipment to winners of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. if you have any additional questions or comments.