Archives for January 11, 2015

Must Have for Families On-The-Go – The Universal Sippy Cup Lid SipSnap Kid By Double/Double


Is your child’s drinking cup drawer like a sock drawer with so many mismatched or lost tops, caps or lids? Feel the “one size fits all” fever with SipSnap, a universal sippy cup lid made of a stretchy silicone that fits any cup in your cupboard. There is nothing in the world like it! Every cup in your life now has sippy cup potential.

Do you remember that SoCal City Kids featured SipSnap Kid this past Spring?  This really is a Must-Have for families with young children! Well, now it is available at

I received a sample and I highly recommend as a Must-Have product for families especially when out on play dates, name it! They can be stretched over and regular cup and no more spills! I love that they are also dishwasher safe and BPA, Phthalate & Latex-free.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample due to support and featuring this past Spring 2014. Photo Credit: SipSnap Kid By Double/Double.


Kid Lid Has You Covered in 2015! By Mogolo

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Last year alone, consumers spent almost $3 billion replacing and repairing laptops, tablets and smartphones as a result of damage caused by children. Save yourself the headache and cash in 2015 with Kid Lid, a unique new solution that provides a stable surface that defends against inadvertent spills and resists the pounding of even the most rambunctious child. Kid Lid products protect computer keys from unwanted typing that disrupts movies, games and video chats as well as the removal of keys by small fingers.

I received a sample and I love how this product really works! It is a simple way to protect your laptop keyboard. My nephew was visiting over the holidays and I was glad to have this handy. If you have a little one around (especially toddlers!) this really is a Must-Have! Kid Lid simply creates a protective outer surface that slips over the keyboard.  It is available in two sizes to cover all 15″ & 13″ laptops for both Mac or PC.

To find out more, check out!


Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this featured post. Photo Credit: Kid Lid.

Talking to Your Teen About Drug Abuse


Talking to Your Teen about Drug Abuse

Around 10% of parents never discuss substance abuse with their kids, but owing to the prevalence of drug taking among teens it is essential you don’t miss the opportunity. By the time kids are in 10th grade, close to a fifth are using marijuana and more than one in ten are misusing prescription drugs, though talking to your children before they even reach high school can have a positive influence on the decisions they make around drug use.

Drug Dangers for Teens

As Steps to Recovery explains, the damage drug abuse can cause teens is not limited to overdoses and physical harm related to chronic use, as substance misuse can also have an adverse effect on their mental function and well-being. When you are aware that the brain in young people is particularly susceptible to the effects of drug taking, this can help inform the discussions you have with your kids, as you can explain that drug abuse can have a lasting impact on factors such as their judgment and emotions, and place them at serious risk of mental health problems in the future. Discussing the wider implications of drug taking is also important, so understanding that it can affect academic achievement and is associated with other risky behaviors, such as drug driving and unprotected sex, is helpful.

Drug Education in School

More than 20% of kids in grades 9 to 12 report being offered drugs on school property, but despite the ease of availability of drugs here, schools play an important role in drug education. It is typical for drug abuse to appear on the curriculum as early as elementary school, as evidence suggests that tackling the subject early helps children to later make positive decisions. If your kids are still in middle school, they may take part in DARE’s “Keepin’ it REAL” scheme, which uses interactive sessions in the classroom to develop strategies that aid smart decision-making, with research showing that this approach can reduce drug taking by more than 70%. When your kids are in high school, the drug education on offer may be part of the Life Skills Training Program, which encourages the development of skills and coping strategies that promote healthy behaviors, and can reduce drug abuse to a similar extent to DARE’s new program.

Discussing Drugs with Your Teen

Even though effective drug strategies are included on the curriculum for teens, it is still crucial that you keep talking to your kids about substance abuse, as their teenage years are when they are most likely to start experimenting with drugs. While you should begin basic conversations about drugs in kindergarten, by the time your children reach middle school you can offer them more detailed information about the dangers of drugs and practice role playing so that they can confidently turn them down. Try to keep the implications of drug abuse as relevant to your child as possible, so if you know they take pride in their appearance, school work or sporting achievements, include details about how drug taking can jeopardize all of these. Once at high school your kids have no doubt made decisions about drug taking several times already, but talking to older teens about the impact that substance misuse can have on their future and other aspects that are important to them can continue to help them stay clear of drugs.

CARING FOR MOTHERS AND CHILDREN IN NEED! How One Company is Helping to Make a Difference….

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Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc. announced in November that its Heliocare® brand has committed to support Vitamin Angels and Walgreens in their effort to help at-risk populations in need – specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five – gain access to high-quality lifesaving and life-changing vitamins and minerals.


In 2013, Vitamin Angels connected nearly 30,459,000 children and mothers in over 40 countries, including the US, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. In 2014, the non-profit organization hopes to increase this number to reach 40 million children and mothers in approximately 45 countries.


Through 2017, a percentage of each Heliocare purchase at any Walgreens location will be donated to help Vitamin Angels provide 100 million children and mothers with the vitamins and minerals they need to live healthy lives. Heliocare® has a Suggested Retail Price of $29.99 and can be purchased in-store or online at To learn more about the program or see a full list of products and participating vendors, please visit:




The powerful antioxidant formula in each capsule of HELIOCARE® is derived from Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE), a fern native to Central and South America that has been used for centuries as a remedy for skin related conditions. This fern, which was once an aquatic plant, adapted to life on land and created its own protection from exposure to harsh UV rays. By utilizing the extract of this organically grown plant, HELIOCARE® delivers antioxidants that help the skin protect itself from the first day of use*. For more information, please visit:


About Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc.:

Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc. is an affiliate of Ferndale Pharma Group Inc., a fully integrated holding company. Ferndale Healthcare® targets several key specialty markets which encompass disease states that range from benign anorectal disorders to various skin conditions. The company’s mission is to provide high-quality, value-added products that help patients get back to what matters most in their lives—living well. Many of Ferndale Healthcare’s products are leaders in their respective categories. For more information, please visit:

 Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: HELIOCARE® and  Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc.

Esquire’s FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES Screening Invitation Thursday 1/15! 21 and older only!

In America, football is king and nowhere is football bigger than in Texas. With exclusive access to the 10–11 year-old division of the Texas Youth Football Association, this 10-part docuseries follows five teams on and off the field during the 2014 season. Throughout, coaches and parents offer insight into why they believe they’re teaching valuable lessons about discipline and dedication, but also grapple with serious questions about parenting, safety and at what price we’re pushing our kids to win.  The first season of Friday Night Tykes cast a light on the intense Texas Youth Football Association, but the conversation’s just getting started.


Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post.  Credit: FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES.