Archives for March 20, 2014



Spring-Themed Collection of Episodes from Hit Nick Jr.® TV Series for Preschoolers Sprouts Up at Retailers Nationwide from Anchor Bay Entertainment – March 25, 2014


Young viewers and their families all across the country will chirp with laughter as they embark on six engaging spring-themed escapades in “Spring Chicks Time,” the newest title in the popular Tickety Toc DVD series. All the high-flying fun from the hit Nick Jr.® TV series springs to life this Easter in the  all-new release, “Spring Chicks Time,” available on DVD, Digital and Video on Demand, March 25, 2014 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

In “Spring Chicks Time” ($14.98), the adorable duo, Tommy and Tallulah, celebrate the season with a town picnic, a nature hike and a kite-flying contest! When the mischievous Spring Chicks fly off in one of the kites, the town must save them just in the nick of chime time! In these fair-weather and fun-packed episodes, the Tickety Town team, along with preschool viewers, will learn the importance of teamwork, community and social responsibility.


Episodes include:

  • ·         “Spring Chicks Time”
  • ·         “Nature Trail Time”
  • ·         “Picnic Time”
  • ·         “Watermelon Time”
  • ·         “Veggie Time”
  • ·         “Bug Time”


DVD Bonus Features:

  • ·         Coloring and Activity Sheets


To help celebrate the release of “Spring Chicks Time,” Anchor Bay has scooped-up an exciting national cross-promotion with Joy Cone. From April 1 through December 31, for $2.50 shipping & handling, consumers who purchase a Joy Cone product and any Tickety Toc DVD can receive two free Tickety Toc books from Scholastic. Color box art from the “Spring Chicks Time” DVD will be featured on 1 million boxes of Joy Cone product as part of the “tick tocktastic” promotion.


Tickety Toc follows the everyday adventures of 6-year-old twins, Tommy and Tallulah. Traveling through the special Tickety Toc clock, where the twins live, audiences enter a CGI world of eclectic characters and tag along on exciting escapades filled with slapstick surprises. Tommy and Tallulah’s strong “can do” spirit often produces an unanticipated outcome, but their individual approach to sticky situations and joint resourcefulness always shine through and save the day! Through the twins’ madcap adventures, Tickety Tocexplores teamwork, social responsibility and problem solving – important concepts for preschoolers as they learn and grow. Tickety Tochas quickly become the #1 afternoon show on Nick Jr. (Nielsen) and has been picked up for a second season.

We received this DVD and it is fun, colorful and although younger children will love it the best, it is something the whole family can watch! It’s just adorable! There are six episodes full of fun and adventure! There’s even a kite-flying contest! 


We have teamed up with our friends at Anchor Bay Entertainment for a fun Spring time Giveaway! one winner will win this adorable DVD and also a FREE coupon for a FREE box of Joy Ice cream cones! To enter leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about Spring! Deadline to enter is March 25th, 2014 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Check out this fun “Spring Chicks Time” Design Your Own Kite Activity sheet below:

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Self Disclosure: I received a DVD for free to facilitate this feature.

pediped® Debuts Spring/Summer 2014 Collection with Over 70 New Styles and Color Combinations!


Collection highlights Memory Foam Technology™, water-safe Adventure Line

and machine washable athletics

pediped® launches its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection of American Podiatric Medical Association accepted footwear. The collection offers more than 70 new styles and color combinations across its three signature lines: Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®.

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The collection highlights over 20 styles designed with a water-friendly material that is machine washable. Two new styles have been added to the water-safe, eco-friendly Adventure Line, Shoreline and Shorebet; and best-selling Sahara is now available for girls. Riddell and Orion, two athletic styles featuring Ultra Light Technology™ debut in both Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. Memory Foam Technology™ highlights 10 new styles across Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®.

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•             Originals® feature flexible, soft-soles recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists as the shoe’s design closely mimics barefoot walking.

•             12 new styles have been added this season. Highlighting the collection is Louisa and Lacee for a brighter wardrobe, and Isabella and Betty cover signature styles. For boys, Martin is an ultra breathable choice for outdoor adventures.

•             Originals® will retail at $35 and are available for children in sizes newborn to 24 months.


Grip ‘n’ Go™

•             Grip ‘n’ Go™ is made with all the benefits of Originals®, but a special feature G2 Technology™ is added to help a toddler stay balanced while transitioning into a confident stride.

•             The collection highlights Memory Foam Technology™ in five new styles: Mirabella, Lacee, Tori, Martin, and Brice. Also new to Grip ‘n’ Go is Riddell and Orion, two athletic styles that are machine washable and water-safe.

•             Grip ‘n’ Go™ will be priced at $39 or $48 and is available in EU sizes 19-23, US kids 4-7.



•             Flex® is the ultimate shoe for confident walkers who have developed a natural stride. Flex® offers more than 50 styles available in a variety of sandals, Mary Janes, ballet flats, athletics, and casual wear that feature a color palette of pastels, bright neon, classic browns and signature black.

•             Popular as ever, the water-safe, eco-friendly Adventure Line expands with over 10 new styles and color combinations. Featuring pops of bright colors, the Sahara and Shorebet make their debut for girls alongside Shoreline for boys.

•             The innovative line of machine washable athletics, made with Ultra Light Technology™, expands with six new styles and color combinations. Featuring flex grooves to support natural foot movement and heel cushion for added comfort, maximum flexibility is achieved all while remaining light as air.

•             Flex® styles range in price from $48 to $57 and are available in EU sizes 20-36, US 5 kids- 4.5 youth (available sizes vary between styles).

We received a pair of the Flex Sahara Black King Blue and my son loves how comfortable they are! They have an all natural rubber sole and velcro strap. Yes, my son loves velcro! These are easy to put on and take off. I love that they are machine washable and water-safe. They are light-weight, eco-friendly and my son loves that they are great for the beach and can get wet. Tide-pools here we come! 



The pediped® Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is now available for purchase online at and in select retail stores. Make sure to check out the New Spring Summer styles too at Brian James Footwear,, the women’s footwear line from pediped founder Angela Edgeworth. Stay tuned! I will be featuring soon!  Look for pediped on Twitter and Pinterest, and Facebook too!

Self Disclosure: I received a pair of boys shoes for free to review and facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: pediped.

SimpleTherapy Home exercise therapy service

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Looking for  Home exercise therapy that you can easily follow at home? SimpleTherapy is created by a team of orthopedic surgeons that offers customized, in-home exercise therapy focused on joint aches and pains. Users can log on and engage in a therapy session designed specifically for their physical ailment. The group just launched 14 new, targeted exercise sessions for golfers, soccer players, swimmers, older adults and many more. We had the chance to check this out for a week and my husband says it is easy to follow because it is so helpful to actually see someone online doing the exercises. My husband actually goes to out-patient physical therapy because of his knee surgery and this service really  is a complement to traditional physical therapy.

The service  is an affordable complement to traditional physical therapy: three months equates to the average co-pay for a single in-person PT visit ($29.99)—often, folks can recover from joint pain in 6-12 weeks! There is also a free one week trial to try out the site.  For more information check out the website.

Self Disclosure: I received a free trial to review this website.