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Breathe Cleaning Products – Hello Aerosol 2.0!

November 11, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Try breathe™ – #breathecleaning

Chlorine. Alkyl ammonium chlorides.  Sodium bisulfate. Oxalic acid. Hydrochloric acid. Phenol. And the list goes on…  These are all chemicals in your everyday household cleaning products that are potentially hazardous to your family’s health depending on the dose and length of exposure to the product (source: Cleveland Clinic).

With 3 little girls, I take the word “potentially” seriously and would rather not gamble with the health of my precious little girls.  As a mother, I strive to do whatever I can to keep my princesses healthy and smiling – JUST LIKE YOU!  This is why I did not hesitate to give breathe™ a try as a safer alternative to my everyday household products.

Breathe™ is the first ever and ONLY aerosol cleaning line ever certified by the EPA’s Safer Choice program to offer families a safer household cleaning solution.  Breathe™ is powered by air with BreatheSafe™ technology, using eco-friendly ingredients and does not produce harmful fumes (source: Breathe™ Official Website).

From a mother of 3, here are 5 reasons you should try breathe™ product line as a safer alternative to your traditional household cleaning products.

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Adventures, Education

Free Backpacks & School Supplies #WZGivesBack

July 11, 2017
#WZGivesBack

#WZGivesBack on July 23, 2017 from 1PM – 4PM EDT

On Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) your local Verizon Wireless Zone (#WZGivesBack) store may be giving away FREE backpacks and school supplies.  You don’t have to buy anything and you do not have to have Verizon cellphone service. Just bring the kiddos (this is a requirement)!

Each child will receive a free backpack and supplies.  Don’t forget to share photos using #WZGivesBack

Check the list to make sure your local store is participating.  Backpacks will be given on a first come, first serve and are limited.

As of 7/11/2017 10PM EST, here are the list of stores participating:

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Education

Summer Time Learning – Avoid the Summer Slide! Free Infographic, too.

July 10, 2017

As summer approached, I struggled to find a balance between summer time fun and summer time learning.  I wanted my 3 little girls to enjoy their summer break, but wanted to ensure that we, as parents, did not allow our children to fall into the ‘the summer slide’ or ‘summer learning loss.’  According to Little Scholars, “learning loss is inevitable when kids take the summer off from educational activities” with students losing as much as 15% of their educational ability if they don’t read, write or practice math and possibly up to three months of academic progress over the summer.

So, just like me, you may be wondering…what can I do to make sure my child(ren) do not “slide” academically over the summer months?  Well, our friends of F.C. Kerbeck Buick GMC provided an amazing infographic with tips for summer educational fun!

F.C. Kerbeck Buick GMC's Summer Educational Tips for Kids, summer time learning

Go ahead…share some educational fun you love to do with your kiddos!

With love + caffeine,

highly caffeinated

 

 

 

In full disclosure, I was provided this infographic by F.C. Kerbeck Buick GMC in exchange for my post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. To learn more about advertising options to have your business featured, please send me an email or submit contact form.

Adventures

2017 Easter Egg Roll Lottery Now Open + A Freebie!

March 15, 2017
EasterEggRoll

Yes, the 2017 Easter Egg Roll happening and the lottery is NOW OPEN!

As of NOON today, families may now enter the lottery for the Easter Egg Roll.  It’s been an (im)patient wait, but we are a step closer to the actual Easter Egg Roll!  Registration will end in 3 days, on March 18 at 12 PM ET.  According to Recreation.gov, selected families will be notified of results on March 31st.  Entering the lottery is FREE of charge, but families must have a ticket to enter the event.  Communications will be sent via the email address you’ve used to register on their website so please ensure your email address is correct.

**If you are on the homepage, click Continue Reading for a chance to WIN**

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Adventures

3 Ways to Prep Young Children for Visit to the National Museum for African American History & Culture

February 21, 2017

My 6-Year-Old Daughter Felt Empowered, Enriched and Educated.

Last Fall, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) finally opened its doors to the public in Washington, DC.  For months, I tried to get free tickets to the museum and was finally able to experience this masterpiece this month.  Perfect timing for Black History Month!  Although there are other museums who scratch the surface of Black History, NMAAHC is “the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.”  Being local to Continue Reading…

Adventures

5 Things to Do at Camden Children’s Garden

June 27, 2016

Are you looking for a family-friendly attraction in the South Jersey area where you can explore and discover the natural world?  Have younger children who enjoy imaginative play?  Looking for affordability?  Look no further!  The Camden Children’s Garden gives you all of this at a very affordable rate.

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Adventures

Ready, Set Go…and Keep Going!

June 21, 2016

Ready, Set Go…and Keep Going!

Yup, that’s how I’ve felt over the last 2 weeks.  I’ve shifted so far from my goal of writing 2-3 times per week, but I have so much to tell you (keep reading!).  Life has been so busy.  Not bad busy, great busy…the type of busy that you can actually enjoy.  From recitals to graduating Kindergarten, I haven’t been able to even have a cup of Caramel Macchiato – now you know that’s a damn lie (lol).  I just wanted to make sure you were paying attention (wink).

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Kinks And Coils

The PuffCuff – 2 Month Review For Kids

May 21, 2016

The PuffCuff Review for Kids

Tired of ponytail holder pulling at my daughters’ edges and the banana clip falling apart, I decided to research other alternatives that I can use to style my 3 daughters’ hair when their hair is not in a protective braiding style. After reading some initial reviews, I decided The PuffCuff Hair Clamp was exactly what I was looking for. So…I purchased the PuffCuff Jr (2 pcs.). The PuffCuff Jr worked really well for my 5-year-old daughter who has type 3C hair that is very thick and curly. However, when I tried to use this size with my twin 2-year-old daughters, the puff hold was too loose. This had nothing to do with the functionality of the hair clamp…it meant I needed another size as the twins hair is not as thick. Since I was pleased with my initial purchase, I made purchase #2 using the coupon the company provided in my first purchase and decided to go a step down to the PuffCuff Mini (3pcs). Also, I was able to find this chart below on their website that confirmed the size I needed for my twins. Boy oh boy, this chart was so helpful – great resource for buyers who need size confirmation. Based on this chart, I expected the PuffCuff Mini to fit just right…and it did!

Source: http://www.thepuffcuff.com

Source: http://www.thepuffcuff.com

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Education

Sun Safety for Kids – 5 Ways to Reduce Risk

May 16, 2016

Sun Safety for Kids – 5 Ways to Reduce Risk

One of the main reasons why adults are diagnosed with skin cancer is because they were exposed to too much sun, especially when they were young (resource: www.aad.org).  According to American Association of Dermatology, approximately 40-60% of sun exposure occurs before the age of 20.  As parents, we must do everything that we can do to protect our children’s skin NOW, to decrease their risk of getting skin cancer later on as adults.

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