Archives for October 8, 2013

Your Bladder Matters! Giveaway Opportunity!


Your bladder matters so it’s time to join Cystex® and Kegel your way to better bladder health. It’s easy to get a stronger, better bladder with daily Kegel exercises that can be done while you’re doing just about anything else and no one knows you’re doing them– so there’s no excuse.


Kegeling can be done by squeezing and holding your pelvic floor muscles up and in.  Most healthcare professionals suggest Kegeling regularly for ten seconds three times a day, to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles in a pre-emptive defense of many bladder issues.

Still not convinced you should Kegel? Watch the fun new Cystex “I’m Kegeling!  Are You?” music video to see just how easy it is. Find a how-to-Kegel guide and more information at

Besides daily Kegel exercises, Cystex Cranberry Urinary Health Complex can help promote better bladder health.  It is a sugar-, dairy-, and gluten-free daily supplement that tastes great and boosts urinary tract health.  The unique Proantinox® cranberry formula can end the cycle of infection for those who are unfortunately prone to recurrent urinary tract infections, and can be found nationwide at drug chains and mass market retailers, including Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Duane Reade for a suggested retail price of $9.95 (7.6 fl oz).  I received a cool T-shirt and also the Cystex Cranberry Urinary Health Complex to feature this! Sounds like a great way to take care of your bladder! The t-shirt is quite cool too!


Don’t forget to check out and LIKE the Cystex Facebook page ( for some fun Kegel tips and better bladder basics, and Cystex news and information. Actually, we have teamed up for a giveaway! One reader can win a T-shirt!! To enter, simply leave a comment below. Next, go to their Facebook page and “like” them. You can tell them we sent you! Deadline to enter is October 15th, 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this feature.

The Little Mermaid Just Got A Little Bit Cooler

“The Little Mermaid” brought animated feature films back to the forefront of family entertainment when it was released in 1989. Based on the short story by Hand Christian Anderson, this film garnered awards from the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Grammys for its music by Alan Menken as well as its cinematography. Now, it’s been released in Blu-ray 3D as well as digital and – reviewed here, Second Screen Live! As KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Canela R says, ” I’ve already seen this movie many times, obviously; but now, with the App, it’s as if I was a seeing a great film from a totally new perspective.” Check out her full review below.


The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live

by KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Canela R., age 11

Video review available here.

 “The Little Mermaid” just got a little bit cooler.  If you want to see how, then you’re going to need to listen up.

“Little Mermaid Second Screen Live” is a new App that you can get on your iPad or iPad Mini. It allows you to interact with the movie on the big screen. The way it works is you bring an ipad and on the movie screen directions will pop up and tell you when the next game or sing alongs will begin on your Ipad. So instead of just one screen, you have two!

“The Little Mermaid” is, of course, a movie about a young mermaid named Ariel who falls in love with a human but is forbidden to go up to the surface (or at least, that’s what her father the King says).

And now, we can experience all of this on our iPad at the same time.

One of the best things about “The Little Mermaid” is the songs.  With the interactive App, I have a sing-a-long at my fingertips for some of my favorite Little Mermaid songs like “Kiss the Girl” and “Under the Sea.”  And when there’s not singing, I can do mazes, uncover puzzles, and play trivia games that take you anywhere inside Ariel’s world as the movie unfolds.

My favorite part of this Cinema/App Combo is interacting with the movie by playing games to earn treasure (points).  If you get the most points, you get a special prize.  I really like the games; but also, it doesn’t take away from the magic of the movie itself – and that’s a good thing considering I was watching a classic.

“The Little Mermaid” App definitely makes for a better repeat viewing.  For example, I’ve already seen this movie many times, obviously; but now, with the App, it’s as if I was a seeing a great film from a totally new perspective.

I think all ages will like “The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live” because instead of just watching a “little kids” movie you get to play games and sing-a-long with the action.

I rate this Movie/App five out of five stars because this is a very clever way to watch a movie and kids of all ages (and adults too) will really enjoy it just as much as me.

“The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live” is out in exclusive theaters now.


Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions