Archives for August 2, 2016

Share your Baby’s Breastfeeding Style with MAM and win BIG!

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In preparation for World Breastfeeding Week in August, MAM is celebrating breastfeeding and the triumphs and challenges that come along with it. MAM is inviting moms to share their breastfeeding experiences and baby’s different nursing styles to win big!

 

It’s universally known that breast is best and that the bond between nursing baby and mother is beautiful. What definitely isn’t universal, though, is each mom’s breastfeeding experience and her baby’s breastfeeding style! Read about the different breastfeeding styles and share a story about your baby’s feeding style for a chance to win prepaid cards & breastfed babies’ best friends: MAM Anti-Colic bottles. (Combined prize value: $150). To enter post a story on the MAM USA Facebook page, or as a Facebook comment or as an Instagram post tagging @mam_usa.

 

The Billy Goat: Sometimes headbutts you in the face/chest with no warning. You always have to be on your toes with the billy goat.

 The Black Belt: Favorite pastimes include karate chopping you in the breasts and kicking you in the face. .

The Dine + Dasher: After eating a bit it’s off to the races for the dine and dasher. On the bright side, you get a nice workout constantly chasing after him/her to continue their meal!

The Dentist: Probes your mouth while feeding, often scratching your tongue and scraping your teeth as if performing a cleaning.

The Gymnast: Likes to switch between various acrobatic positions while feeding, treating your body like a balance beam.

The Lion Cub: Prefers to eat in the ‘pounce’ position, laying on top of you.

 The Milk Drunk: Often unable to keep both eyes totally open, the milk drunk is notorious for falling asleep mid-feed.

 The Kitten: Paws at your body while feeding, batting at your eyes and ears like a kitten would yarn.

 The Nibbler: Teething bites.. so your baby bites you.

 The Sloth: In it for the long haul, the sloth likes to hang off of you and feed at his/her leisure.

The Space Cadet: Everything distracts the space cadet from feeding – ooh, a dust bunny!

 

Official Rules: http://bit.ly/mambabysbfstylerulesUSA

Contest ends on August 5th, 2016 and is not affiliated with SoCal City Kids.

 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. We are fans of MAM and feature their products on a regular basis.

Summer is a fun time for Model Rockets!

Sonic Boom Set      Mini Blaster Set

Summer is still here and Model Rockets make for a fun time!

Model rockets have been both entertaining and educating kids for decades, and that hasn’t changed even in a world addicted to apps like Angry Birds, Candy Crush and Tank Hero. Today an estimated 9.6 million model rockets are launched every year by 2 million enthusiasts of all ages – roughly one-third of them girls – often igniting a lifelong interest in everything from science, math, engineering and technology to space travel.

 

Now that warm weather has arrived, you can nurture that interest – not to mention keep kids productively occupied outdoors. From ready-to-fly models that come fully assembled to kits that can be put together in roughly an hour, model rockets come in all sizes, colors and altitude capabilities from 100 to several thousand feet. Prices start at under $10, and every rocket is reusable with a new engine, igniter and igniter plug.

 

Bonus 1: model rocketry is a great activity for kids 10 and up (adult supervision recommended under 12), an age where it begins getting harder to keep kids engaged without digital devices.

 

Bonus 2: it’s also a great party activity with a selection of party packs like the one at http://www.estesrockets.com/001700-t-bolttm-air-rocket-party-pack

We received samples and loved how much fun these model rockets are! My 12-year-old son had a blast and was amazed at how high up they went! 

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Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this feature. No other compensation was received.