Toy Reviews

Get outdoors and build balance and accuracy with the Tri-flyer and Lawn Launch

Build balance and core strength with the Tri-flyer scooter at Bolder Play

The weather is warming, the days are longer and the kids can finally go outside for their hours of spring and summer play. Bolder Play has many outdoor adventure toys and games to set your kids up for an active summer and to want to be outdoors. From climbing toys to the tri-flyer, kids can build skills such as ways to build balance and core strength.

Playzone-Fit has the tri-flyer that can be used in 3 different ways:

  • Scoot sitting down and use feet and leg strength to glide around 
  • Scoot on knees and use upper body and core strength to glide 
  • Lay on stomach and use upper body and core strength to glide  

There are three 360-degree swivel wheels mean kids can easily glide side to side or front and back. The non-slip pad is very comfortable to sit or kneel on. It is so safe that it is recommended for as young as 2 years old (with supervision).

Lawn Launch gets the entire family outdoors. This fun game that resembles skeet ball is played by rolling the ball up the ramp, and watch it land in one of the three scoring rings. The first to 100 wins! You can change up game play by using the rings to create different layouts on the ground. The kids will learn cooperative play and set up is very easy.

Get these kids outside and moving and to help, visit Bolder Play to get your yard spring/summer ready for hours of fun!


Are there legal remedies when food poisoning makes you sick?

Are there legal remedies when food poisoning makes you sick?

Food poisoning has become more prevalent among the general American public. This potential danger is on the increase as more and more families continue to rely on fast food and pre-packaged meals to feed their families. As foodborne illnesses continue to occur, despite comprehensive regulations and oversight, it is still necessary for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to keep track of foodborne illnesses and related statistics.

The Centers for Disease Control notes that each year about 48 million people get sick from one of nearly three dozen known foodborne pathogens, which is approximately equal to 1 in 6 Americans. Of those stricken, about 128,000 victims of food poisoning need to be hospitalized, and about 3,000 die each year.

Food and drinks may become accidentally contaminated by a number of harmful ingredients that include

  • Poisonous chemicals.
  • Microbes.
  • Pathogens.
  • Bacteria that may include Salmonella and E. coli

According to the CDC, Norovirus and Salmonella contributed to the most illnesses/hospitalizations/deaths. And while most people recover in a few days, the reality is that it is possible to become ill with a foodborne illness that results in a chronic, lifelong medical condition.

Food Poisoning Symptoms

The symptoms one can experience from food poisoning vary widely. One can have intense stomach discomfort/diarrhea to a GI irritation that resembles the flu and everything in-between. Some food poisonings last a day or so, while others may require victims of food poisoning to be hospitalized. And note, to those individuals who belong to at-risk groups – i.e., children, pregnant women, the elderly – a foodborne illness can go from serious to deadly.

Product liability laws are enacted to ensure victims of food poisoning have the potential to hold the manufacturer or supplier accountable should their actions in making or distributing fall short of reasonable care and rise to the level of negligence.  

States like Wisconsin also impose Implied Warranties – essentially minimum product standards. Those who fall victim to food poisoning may have had a product’s implied warranty violated. In addition, certain products may also offer proprietary guarantees – by any one of the parties responsible for handling the product – from farm to table. A simple example of a specific guarantee would be foods labeled pre-washed.

The Food Poisoning Claim

Documenting or proving a claim related to food poisoning includes the verification of two fundamental points –

  • The food that was eaten was contaminated in some way. This is easiest to prove if –
    • There were other individuals who suffered the same result from eating the same food.
    • The foodborne illness that caused the illness is one of the pathogens that is tracked by the federal government, as this allows for scientific testing and proof.
  • The contaminated food was the cause of your illness. This is simply demonstrated by scientifically examining a stool sample – that can show the connection between the food you have eaten and your illness.

Food Poisoning – The Take-Away

If you become sick, it is essential to start an investigation into the event that led to the illness. So, if you or a loved one has become a victim of food poisoning, it is important to contact a seasoned personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure your case receives the attention and results it deserves.

Natural Products

Urthy Scents uses clean burning coconut wax blend and eco-friendly wood wicks

Urthy Scents uses clean burning coconut wax blend and eco-friendly wood wicks

My favorite way to end my housework is by burning a fragrant candle. I love clean and floral scents and it just helps my space feel cleaner and refreshed. I also care that the candles I burn are clean and made from quality ingredients. There are so many products released around my home from cleaners, fragrances and outdoor pollutants that get in and I try hard to eliminate harmful chemicals wherever I can. Urthy Scents candles are trusted as clean burning and made with high quality ingredients.

By clean, Urthy Scents uses coconut wax which is 100% natural and known for burning clean with very little smoke. Coconut wax also burns very slow which means you candle life lasts a long time. This wax also offers a great fragrance especially when blended with other scents. Coconut wax is so eco-friendly because it is a renewable and high yield crop. The wick is wood and gives off a crackling, clean burn as well.

To add fragrance, Urthy Candles uses pure essential oils and are phthalate-free. There are 13 candle collections with 3 scents in each collection.

Urthy Candles was founded by two sisters who have the beginnings of autoimmune disease, they went on a quest to enable others with the disease to be able to surround themselves with beautiful scents. Shop Urthy Scents now for candles and other scented products!

Gift Guides

For All Moms (FAM) Gifting Advisor text service with Zulily and Busy Philips

For All Moms (FAM) Gifting Advisor text service with Zulily and Busy Phillips

Moms, we are busy! Busy is quite an underestimate and when Holidays and birthdays come around we have the added task of coming up with gift ideas and heading out to shop for gifts. That’s one more task on our long to-do list. According to Zulily’s State of Motherhood report, 75% believe moms are responsible for managing the household budget and nearly 20% claim to make 100% of all purchasing decisions in a year. Even in married or partnered households, Mom does a lot of shopping and gifting decisions. Zulily is here to help with The Find!

There is a new text service that is free and available to all of us! Busy Philips and Zulily have teamed up within Zulily’s The Find platform to launch For All Moms (FAM) Gifting Advisor! This service is ready to find fool-proof presents through a mobile-friendly curated service providing inspiration based on the specific passions of their moms and mom figures. 

How it works:  

  • Sign up for the For All Moms (FAM) Gifting Advisor between now and April 18th
  • Answer two simple questions and you’ll be prompted to curated events that will help you find the perfect gift – whether you’re treating yourself or finding a gift for someone else.   
  • Zulily’s prompts are based on real ‘moms’ feedback of what brings them joy and the intentionality of their quality time and shared experiences.  
  • Curated events will offer brand names and on-trend styles themed to: bonding over new adventures, home and garden gifts for those who love to bring family together and entertain, foodie gifts for those whose most precious time is the ritual around the family table, bed and bath gifts for the ones who enjoy getting cozy, and more.

The Find from Zulily is a wide extension of the gift ideas you want all year long! This is where the text service will lead you when you answer the Mother’s Day shopping questions, only it leads you directly to gifts that match exactly what you are looking for. I ‘asked’ my text service for gift ideas for a friend who loves to cozy up and got links to beautiful blankets and more.

Start today! Sign up for the For All Moms (FAM) Gifting Advisor between now and April 18th and let Zulily help you shop! The gifts can be ordered right then and delivered to you or your giftee’s door!