September 17, 2014

Zoo Time


September 12, 2014

Win up to $500 Today!

$250 Amazon Gift Card from Hipoglos + Giveaway

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With the holidays coming we know you need as much extra cash as possible. Here's another chance to help you get the gifts your family deserves. Good luck!

For more than 60 (sixty) years, babies in Latin America have enjoyed the delight of this premium diaper rash cream, Hipoglos. Trusted by millions, Hipoglos is one of the most amazing diaper rash ointments available! Hipoglos helps prevent and treat diaper rash and skin irritation. It also helps protect chafed skin while helping to seal out wetness. Hipoglos goes on smoothly and wipes off easily, giving your baby relief from the very first use. Hipoglos ointment provides extra gentle care for your baby’s bottom, leaving your baby happy. Hipoglos is NOW AVAILABLE at Sedanos, Navarro and Walgreens! Or you can purchase it online at Amazon! One lucky winner will win a $250 Amazon gift card to get their little one Hipoglos and something special for themselves! So head below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends on 9/26 at 11:59pm and is open to US and CA.

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September 10, 2014

Family Campout


Kiss Naturals DIY Lip Balm Kit +Giveaway

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It's fall and that means that it's almost time to stay indoors again (if you live near us you might be already since it's been so cold recently). Sometimes when we're stuck inside it's hard to feel motivated to get up and move so at our house we like to try different craft kits. I just heard about this awesome company that sells DIY natural craft kids and I can't wait to try them out with my family. Below is a chance for you to try them too with a great giveaway!

Kiss Naturals, produces fun, one-of-a-kind craft kits using only high quality natural ingredients. These kits make everyday products you can enjoy at an affordable price.

At Kiss Naturals, we believe that Nature had it right the first time. They don’t add fillers, additives, dyes or synthetics to any of Theirr products. They want to provide their customers with all the natural ingredients needed to make everyday products at an affordable price.

Kiss Naturals personally test all their products on their family so they know the products are safe and effective for your family!

Go HERE to check them out!!
Kiss Natural's has offered 1 of 5 fans a chance to win a DIY Lip Balm Kit!
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  • Open to Canada ONLY
  • ONE entry per household PER Person
  • Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn no exceptions!
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September 8, 2014

A Perfect Holiday Gift For Mom - Buy Early For a Great Deal!



Enfagrow for Supplementing + Giveaway

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Baby F July 2013
Do you remember this picture of dear little F about a year ago? I remember this day all too well.

F isn’t the first of my children to need to have nutritional supplements, in fact, my pediatrician still recommends that all my older children get drinks with calories, iron, and vitamin D on a regular basis (if you’ve seen me and my husband you can probably guess why). One thing that I am thankful for is that we have great products like Enfagrow and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share how Enfagrow helped meet our children’s nutritional needs.


Because we do use supplements and believe in supplementing, we use Enfagrow Next Step as a much desired treat for our kids. Here are some of our favorite things about Enfagrow:

1. Vanilla flavor – the kids love this as a special drink for special occasions.

The park, our favorite place for our special drink.
2. Convenience – the milk drink boxes are perfect for keeping in the diaper bag for when the kids need an extra boost.
3. DHA, iron, calcium, vitamin D, zinc and 14 other nutrients to help support growth and development.
4. Prebiotics – something my kids need and I hate trying to get them to take in any other form.
5. Teaches my kids that what we drink does matter.

A happy, healthy F in June 2014
Enfagrow truly has been a huge blessing in our family and I am so glad that it is something that is easy for me to keep around to help my kids get the nutrition they need with their taste buds may fight against me in every way.

Today I am also excited to give you the opportunity to try Enfagrow with your child(ren). We will be giving away One Toddler Transitions Can (21 oz.) and One Toddler Next Step Natural Milk Flavor Can (24 oz.). To enter please follow the directions below. Good luck! 

Entries:
***Leave a comment letting me know why you are excited to try Enfagrow or why you already love it.


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C. 18 YEARS AND OLDER ARE WHO ALREADY HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Promotion begins 9/8/2014 at 12:00 AM PST and ends at 11:59 PM PST on 9/24/2014. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Official Rules, eligibility, prize descriptions and odds disclosure are available at http://www.thesitsgirls.com/sweepstakes-official-rules/. Sponsor: Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, 2400 West Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN 47721. 

I received compensation and free Enfagrow for this post. 
Enfagrow would be happy to help you with your questions. Please contact them at 1-800-BABY-123

September 3, 2014

My Pampers Babies Have Moves - Do Yours?

I could have danced all night,
I could have danced all night,
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings,
And done a thousand things,
I've never done before.
~My Fair Lady

My kids have never seen this movie or play but I think it's about time I remedy that because they love to dance!


At our house we dance in all sorts of places - home, the car, at the park - for all sorts of reasons - good grades, going poo on the potty, sleeping through the night, and just because we can. Dancing is a fun family activity that we enjoy doing and something that helps keep us fit. As a youth, dancing was one of my very favorite things to do. Ballroom class was the highlight of my week and something I still enjoy.

Now however, there is one thing that I have found that is even better than dancing - sleep. That is why this week I have been very excited that my kids have been sleeping through the night thanks to Pampers Baby Dry diapers. I have been missing my full nights of sleep since long before baby G was born and now, when even she is starting to sleep for longer stretches, I am very much enjoying feeling well rested. 

Today I am excited to be able to share this gift of sleep with one lucky mom. That's right, Pampers is giving one Kerrific reader a perfect prize package to help make sure their baby sleeps well and ready to dance in the morning. (Make sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter and tell them thanks!) To enter simply fill out the form below. Good luck!


This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. 
I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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August 30, 2014

Mamma Chia Anytime Magic + Giveaway

With back to school in full swing, our kids start Tuesday, we are frantically trying to get things finished up so they have everything they need. For mom that means there is extra running to do and for most of us, this is just the start. If your kids go to a charter or private school like mine do you will most likely be responsible for transporting them and that means you'll be racking up hours in the car over the next eight months.

Last year, our first year with a child in school full time, I found out that I was a lot more tired, even if I wasn't doing any more than usual. We were finally able to link that to me not getting good enough nutrition so this year we're working to make sure that doesn't happen again. To help with that I'm putting together a box of yummy snacks to keep in the car that I can have (and probably share with the kids) as I'm running around with the kids. The trick has been finding things I like, that don't need to stay cool - chocolate is not an option *sigh*, but won't be hurt if they freeze either.


One of the things I am most excited to have in my box are Mamma Chia's new Chia Squeeze Vitality Snacks. If you haven't tried these yet add them to your next shopping list! These snacks look just like the squeeze pouches our kids all love but they are made for an adult. Each package contains organic chia seeds and organic fruits and/or vegetables for a 70 calorie, no sugar, snack on the go. Flavors include Apple Cinnamon, blackberry Bliss, Green Magic, Mango Coconut, Strawberry Banana, and my personal favorite, Wild Raspberry. Other bonuses you get with the Chia Squeeze include, 1,200 mg of Omega-3s, 4g of fiber, and 2g of protein. Are you excited yet?

I've had these in my mama stash for about two weeks and they are an amazing go to! I get a full tummy and I'm not grabbing whatever cookies are on the counter yet I'm still getting a sweet snack. It's awesome! If you're ready to try out these amazing treats I'm excited to announce that we've got a great giveaway for a package of Mamma Chia products here! To enter simply fill out the form below. But, if you can't wait, go check out where you can find a delicious treat today!


This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Mamma Chia
I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

August 29, 2014

Canine Pancreatitus: A Serious Disease in Dogs

The pancreas in both dogs and humans plays an important role in the digestive process. Pancreatic swelling or inflammation can cause serious consequences. For this reason, pet owners should become very familiar with the symptoms of pancreatitis in dogs. They must be prepared to identify any problems with their pet and get the animal to a vet quickly at the onset of these symptoms. 


Pancreatitus Is a Common Canine Ailment 

Pancreatitis appears mainly in adult animals. Females have a higher rate of occurrence than males. Studies show through histologic (microscopic tissue) studies of canine populations that fully 64.4% of all dogs have manifested. This makes problems with the pancreas one of the most common canine diseases. In addition, because the condition can be terminal, this disease is very serious.

Causes 

Some factors include the following:

  • Hyperlipidemia (excessive amounts of fat in the blood) 
  • Hypercalcemia (excessive amounts of calcium in the blood) 
  • General metabolic disorders 
  • Particular drugs and toxins, including antibiotics and certain diuretics 
  • Concurrent diseases, including hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, and Diabetes Mellitus. Miniature Schnauzers are vulnerable to condition known as idiopathic hyperlipemia 
  • Contaminated water or food 
  • Viral or bacterial infections 
  • An unhealthy diet, including foods high in fat and greasy people food from table scraps  

Yorkies and Schnauzers appear to experience the highest incidence of pancreatitus.

Symptoms 

Because the root causes of pancreatitus are not well-known, pet owners must focus on detection rather than prevention. Owners can become well-versed for the warning signs of this serious disease in order to react quickly at the onset. These symptoms can include:

  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Fever 
Pancreatic disorders can be mild or acute. Pancreatitus in the acute stages can result in shock within just a few hours. This severe form of the disease is symptomized by the abrupt onset of severe pain in the abdomen and vomiting. This can lead to severe dehydration, which can lead to hypovolemic shock in the form of weak peripheral pulses and tachycardia.

Unfortunately, these symptoms also indicate a variety of other serious diseases. This can make it difficult to diagnose. Once an owner brings his animal to the clinic, the vet can examine the animal and palpitate the abdominal region for any abnormalities in the pancreas region. He or she can also take a blood test, and look for elevated lipase or amylase levels. A new test examines lipase immuninol reactivity for confirmation. A vet can also use radiography or ultrasonography to examine the pancreatic region, and look for swelling or inflammation.

Treatment 

Veterinarians treat this disease by halting the workload on the pancreas. This means stopping the digestive process. Animals are given no food by mouth for several days in order to stop the need for the pancreas to manufacture digestive enzymes. Instead, they are fed intravenously. In acute cases, this process is often performed in a hospital.

Long-term Care 

After treatment, dog owners must be vigilant in order to prevent a recurrence. They can do this by putting their pets on low-fat diets, limiting the meal portions, and eliminating table scraps. Dogs can be put on a fat-restricted diet, given 3-4 meals a day, and set on a proper regime of exercise. This will help owners keep their pets healthy and happy for a long time to come.

Six Months Of Diapers

Most of you know that we use cloth diapers but we also understand that cloth diapers aren't for everyone. 
For the rest of you, here's a great giveaway to get you started with a stash of diapers for your little one!


How many new time parents think about all the diapers they need. Even parents that have had more than one child remember the hundreds and hundreds of diapers they need while your little one is growing up. Have diapers on your list grocery list constantly or perhaps you are planning on a new edition to your family soon? Well, check out this AWESOME company that will DELIVER diapers and wipes.

Home of the "Year Supply of Diapers", BabyShowersByMail.com offers an amazing service that actually delivers diapers and wipes to your house! You have the options to get the diapers for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months! BabyShowersByMail also has lists and lists of different baby gift ideas for any family! This company has thought of EVERYTHING!

Are you one of those people who have a hard time thinking about what gift you want. Or are do you hate going to the store to do your shopping? Well head on over to BabyShowersByMail! They have everything for little girls and little boys! Ordering is pain free, shipping is quick. Life made simple! BabyShowersByMail offers products that will keep Mother and baby happy forever. They have an amazingly simple diaper and wipe monthly delivery service that has every brand and size a mother could want. Mom's time is precious give her the gift of time and have those diapers delivered!

One winner will receive a 6 month diaper and wipe delivery package.

Giveaway ends September 12th at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.