Back to School 2018, Education, Kids, Reviews, Toy Reviews

Bring Music Class Home with the VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine

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When you hear the word ‘music’ you probably think about tunes or your favorite radio station. But, did you know that the word music has such a beneficial meaning when you introduce it to children? Not only does music introduce  a new skill that involves the brain and body working together, it ignites all the senses. VTech has the Kidi Star Karaoke Machine that helps bring music class home.

Music helps children learn sounds and word meanings. Dancing helps children improve their motor skills as well as allow for self-expression. Then you also add the benefit of recall and memory skills.

One of the best features of this karaoke machine is the stand opinion. This makes it so easy to share the fun with a friend or sibling. The disco ball is a lot of fun too. Turn off the lights and like me, you will be amazed how well it illuminates around the room on the walls and even the ceiling too.

It is such an easy interface that it is usable for as young as 4 years old. The added computer-like screen adds an element of STEM play when you have to configure and toggle through options to bring our musical creation to life. With options like games to play and to connect to any device to bring the music library you already have created to the speaker is so much fun.

You can add audience sounds like applause, cheering and laughter so it really feels like you’re onstage at a concert! Record yourself for up to five minutes and add fun voice-changing effects, then listen to and enjoy your performance. Visit VTech for more fun and also find the VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine at Amazon.

Back to School 2018, Food, Natural Foods

Slammers Super Food Snacks are a delicious instant organic fuel for active kids

 Slammers Super Food Snacks are a delicious instant organic fuel for active kids

Fruit and protein in a pouch just grew up! There comes a time when you child actually does NOT want that pouch they loved as a toddler in their lunchbox. They are around friends at a lunch table and associate the fruit pouch with being from the diaper bag. That is until they try the Slammers!

_Slammers Super Food Snacks are a delicious instant organic fuel for active kids

They have really gone far out and made these pouches for the older child to want for lunches and snacks after practice. I eat them! Seriously! They are delicious!

kids snack

Slammers Snacks can be purchased nationwide at Target, Safeway, Kroger, Costco and Walmart:
  • Watermelon Kiwi Burst (7 grams of protein per pouch) – strawberry, kiwi, watermelon, apple, banana & beet
  • Pomegranate Grape Crush (7 grams of protein per pouch) – grape, pomegranate, coconut, apple, banana & purple carrot
  • EPIC – mangoes, bananas, oranges, carrots, Greek yogurt & real vanilla
  • AWESOME – bananas, blueberries, strawberries, beets, acai, amaranth (a highly nutritious gluten-free grain)
  • CHILL’N – bananas, blueberries, butternut squash, Greek yogurt & yumberry

Slammers pouch

If you buy one this the next time you are shopping, pick up a box of the Watermelon Kiwi burst and try one when you get home. You’ll thank me later!

There are no artificial colors or flavors, no peanuts or gluten and NON GMO as well as USDA organic.

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Back to School 2018, Education, Giveaways, Infant Toddler Products, Kids, Parenting, School, STEM Learning

TeachMy Infant or Toddler Learning Kit Giveaway

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TeachMy Infant or Toddler Learning Kit Giveaway

Welcome to the TeachMy Infant or Toddler Learning Kit Giveaway

Sponsored by: TeachMy and Hosted by: Parenting Healthy

TeachMy kit

A while back I featured a post titled, Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Try these tips!It was there I introduce the TeachMy learning kits for babies and toddlers. You can choose from 4 kits – Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten.

Summer is a great time to sneak in extra at-home learning. It keeps their eager brains learning without a summer pause and brings a way to have some one on one time you both are craving. Let’s order your Teach My Preschool Learning Kit now. There is so much inside this kit your child will not run out of motivation to learn at home.

The TeachMy Giveaway Details

1 lucky reader will win a TeachMy kit of your choice. Open to US and 18+. Enter below and good luck!

Back to School 2018, College Bound, Home

The Coolest Charging Station – Powramid Air Power Center with USB

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The Coolest Charging Station - Powramid Air Power Center with USB

How is your outlet situation in your home? We bought our new home last year and I decided to do something about the cord mess. I bought cord hiders, power strips and got all of our cords hidden and a safe outlet for each end. Then months passed and the holidays hit and more electronics and charger needs arrived into the home and the cords were everywhere again.

When Accell reached out to me to share the Powramid Air Power Center with USB charging station I read about it and it sounds like what I already have until I clicked on the link to see photos. Brilliant! I love the looks of this charging station and the best part is that their charger stations sit on any shelf or desk without flipping or turning on its side with the puling of cords plugged in. You know what I mean by power strips flipping on their sides?

cord mess

So, as a parent of a child in college I can’t help but think how perfect this charger station is in small spaces. They carry more than one charging station such as the Powramid Power Center and Surge Protector, but the charge station I have has 2 USB ports to also charge your phone or tablet easily.


Isn’t it slick? Te outlets are spaced far enough apart that you can fit 2 of those annoying, long plug ends next to each other. I always struggle with the bulky ends on a standard strip. The two USB charging ports feature smart chips to provide a combined 2.4A of fast charging for USB powered devices.

Charger station


  • Six Adapter-Friendly Outlets
  • 2 USB Charging Ports (Total Output: 5V 2.4A)
  • 6ft (1.8m) Power Cord
  • Skid & Scratch Resistant Base
  • On/Off Power Button
  • Green LED Power Indicator
  • 1080 Joules Surge Protection
  • Blue LED Surge Protection Indicator
  • 15 Amp Circuit Breaker

The geeky stuff:

  • Surge Protection Rating: 1080J
  • Outlets: 6 grounded and adapter-friendly ports
  • USB Charging: 2 Ports, 5V 2.4A total output
  • Power Cord: 6ft (1.8m), 14AWG
  • Electrical Rating: 120 Volts, 15 Amps, 1800 Watts
  • Circuit Breaker: 15A, Resettable
  • Clamp Rating: L-N: 500V, L-G: 600V, N-G: 600V
  • Noise Reduction: 40dB from 150KHz to 100MHz
  • Response Time: Less than 25ns
  • Safety Certification: ETL for Canada and US

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