June 26, 2014

Octonauts: Calling All Sharks Movie for Toddlers

It's summer time and although I love to keep my kids busy outside there are some times that it is just too hot, even in Idaho, to do anything other than spend time in the basement with a good movie. This month we have been given the opportunity to check out Octonauts: Calling All Sharks as a family and I have to say for a kids movie it is one of my favorites to have on.

Is it educational? Absolutely! This particular collection is all about different kinds of sharks. They do skip some of the basic facts about sharks in general but there are a lot of interesting things to learn about different species of sharks, where they live, and what special traits they have.

Why are the bonus reasons for loving it? The music in this film is some of the best I have heard in a kids movie. This is one of the few that I can listen to and work at the same time because it is not overly distracting.

How do we rate it? The Kerr family (specially the boys) give this film 5 out of 5 stars. The kids ask to watch it again and again.

June 24, 2014

Dressing Up for July 4th

At the Kerr house we just love celebrating the 4th of July! There are so many fun things to do as a family and it gives us a great opportunity to teach our children about the wonderful country they live in. But more about that later. One fringe benefit of any holiday at the Kerr house is that I get to dress up the kids. I've got some great finds to share with you this year to help you get ready for the 4th of July. All of them can be ordered through 6/30/14 to guarantee delivery by the third so make sure you check them out today.

Most important of course is the outfit. For the girls we found this adorable Betsy dress. This is an adorable cotton chevron dress with an elastic neckline making the fit great on most any toddler. And because our 4th plans include a swimming party, we found a fun new swimsuit for F too. I love that the Alice Swimsuit comes with a cute skirt for out of the water fun.

For the boys we found these adorable patriotic sun hats and chevron ties. Although they won't wear them both at the same time they will allow my kids to show their patriotic side most of the day - and throughout the year. I've also got some fun flag suspenders to go with the ties that I need to get pictures of because they are adorable!

Other fun accessories we will be using for our 4th of July adventures are the Boba 4G Carrier - a must have so we don't have to take the strollers out in the crowds. And of course, some fun Red, White and Blue diapers for adorable bottoms.

Do you plan to dress up for the 4th of July? Tell us about your fashion plans with a comment below!

June 18, 2014

Back to School in Style Event Sign Ups

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Organized by: Mom Powered Media
10 Winners each receiving a $100 Gift Card 
Event dates: 7/21 - 8/4
Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents.

Back to School Tech-Style Event Sign Ups

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Organized by: Mom Powered Media
Grand Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card + HP 14" Chromebook PC 
20 Additional BTS Prize Package Winners
Event dates: 7/15 - 8/15
Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents.

Too Much Fun

June 16, 2014

Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

June Kindle FireEnter to win 1 of 2 great prizes. Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash! 

 The first prize is available via the rafflecopter below. The 2nd is available only to bloggers who post about this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter the 2nd giveaway in the rafflecopter.

Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
  Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

  Sign up to sponsor the next Kindle Giveaway here: http://www.iamareader.com/category/kindle-giveaway-sign-ups   Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7", $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash. Ends 7/15/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

June 8, 2014

Spending the Summer with Pampers

Every family has a favorite summer activity. For our family that activity is going to family reunions. We go to at least two reunions each summer and each time we have a blast! For our family, a reunion involves 3-5 days of camping at a reunion center and 4-6 days packed full of activities for everyone ages newborn to ninety-five.

Unfortunately, because our reunions are long events E rarely gets to come with us and that means it's me and four (this summer five) kids in a place with very limited bathroom accessibility. At first this wasn't a big deal but as my kids potty train it certainly makes things more difficult. This year I will have two potty trained children and one potty training child plus my two in diapers and that means I'm going to need some help.

Thankfully, Pampers is here for me with their Easy Up Trainers. When I take Pampers training pants with me I know that I'm going to survive even when I am on my own. Pampers Easy Ups have amazing leak protection and hold 25% more than other leading training pant brands. That means, it's ok for me to put them on my potty trained children for overnight just in case we don't make it out of the tent and in to the bathroom in time. Easy Ups also have a more underwear like feel so my kids don't mind and because of their fun graphics I can call them our "special camping underwear" and even my biggest kids don't mind.

To learn more about Pampers and how they can make your summer simpler come join us for a Twitter Party

When: Thursday June 10th at 9pm EST

RSVP Here: http://twtvite.com/PampersEasyUps

Make sure you're prepared by following your hosts:@DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and our sponsor @Pampers

What you can win: 100 ct Easy Ups, Sesame Street Portable Potty, Baby BanZ Sun Protective Beach Tent, Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike, and Splash Zone Spray N Splash Inflatable Water Park

Make sure you also enter to win a great prize package from Pampers here at Kerrific. Simply use the form below to enter for your chance at 100 ct Pampers Easy Ups, a Portable Potty, and some fun items to kick off summer for your family!

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.

June 5, 2014

Diaper Bag Necessities

Diaper bags really are annoying things. They tend to be large and bulky, and if your travels are anything like mine, a big mess. I have to take about an hour every other month to clean out my diaper bag. It's a thankless task to say the least but this time I had some new Zizzy Bee Bags to help me keep it organized. These unique mesh bags are perfect for organizing. They come in two sizes so you don't have a lot of extra bulk and their see through mesh makes them easy to tell what is inside. My favorite use of these bags so far is that I can make one for each child. Then when we go someplace where I need them to sit quietly I can hand them their bag that has a few toys and a snack and I know they will be ok.

Another must have in my diaper bag is at least one bib. After not finding bibs that I liked for my children I finally started making my own. Our Kerrific Bibs feature a fun flannel print on the front with wither a terry cloth or a bamboo fleece on the back. This two layer construction allows for me to use them both to keep the baby clean and then as a wash cloth to wash their face and hands once they are done eating - a must have especially when we are eating out. The size on these bibs is designed to work on both babies who are just learning to eat and toddlers who may need a little extra help staying clean. The last feature that we love is the double snap closure. No, my toddlers can't take this bib of themselves, a mommy life saver.

The last, and most obvious, must have in my diaper bag is the diapers. Right now I have a Wonderful Bambino Diaper in my bag. I love these simple fitted diapers because they fit both of my children currently in diapers - this is a must for the diaper bag. I also love that they are soft, simple to use, and super absorbent. Wonderful Bambino makes their diapers from 100% bamboo which means when we are out and about this is a diaper that is on my side in preventing leaks and keeping my child comfortable.

What is your diaper bag must have? How do you keep your bag organized? Tell us, we're adding another child and would love to use your tips to help keep us organized.

Furniture Giveaway

It's time for another fun giveaway here at Kerrific! I was very excited to be invited to participate in this event because I just know you'll love getting a chance to win these fun prizes!

Prize: Choice of Bed, Mattress or Kebo Chair in Black and White Geometric Pattern

To learn more about these awesome prizes check out the amazing review.

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June 3, 2014

Halo SleepSack - A #1 Baby Gift

I have the opportunity to tell you about lots of amazing products here at Kerrific but there are just a select few that actually make their way into everyday use in our home. HALO's SleepSack is one of those items. It is also an item that I love to give for baby showers whenever I have the chance to attend.

What do we love about HALO? Here are just a few of the highlights:
  • HALO offers a 2-in-1 adjustable swaddle option that is perfect for newborns.
  • Recognized as “Hip Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
  • Inverted zipper (zips from the bottom) for easier diaper changes.
  • Machine Washable - enough said!

For Baby G I am excited to have a Pink Swaddle and a Striped Hearts Wearable Blanket to add to my HALO collection. That means my baby will be able to sleep safely and be adorable, I just wish I could have all the fun styles! The hardest part is deciding which one to add to my collection next. Which is your favorite?

June 2, 2014

Great Baby Shower Gifts for Planning Ahead

Although it can be very fun to get items for your itti bitti baby at your baby shower, I have found that it is also very nice to get some things that your baby can grow into. I love to give outfits in larger sizes, sippy cups, and toys for young toddlers because I know that they too will be put to good use.

My favorite sippy cups to give are from Tommee Tippee. Their Truly Spill Proof Cups are an amazing addition for any baby shower gift list. They have various styles for children of different ages but they all have the same unique valves in them that really are spill proof! In fact, I regularly have one of these cups of water in my diaper bag and I don't have to worry which direction it's pointing because I know it won't spill. As a bonus, our cups are on kids #3 & 4 and still work great. Here's to a long lasting spill proof friendship!

For toys, some of my very favorites come from Green Toys. They have a great selection for kids of all ages. The majority of their toys are classics made from recycled materials which means that they also make great gifts. My kids have a few of the toys and they have proven to be sturdy and kid friendly (I know, it seems like those should be givens when we talk about toys but they aren't). My kids' current favorite is the Dish Set that is the perfect size for my toddlers to play together.

What is your favorite thing to give at a baby shower? Let us know in the comments below!

June 1, 2014

Baby Shower Gift Guide Giveaway

We've been having a great time here at Kerrific during our Baby Gift Guide event! Today we are super excited to bring you all the chance that you've been waiting for - THE BIG GIVEAWAY!!!!

Today's package includes:
1 Set NumNum Dips - $9.99
1 Gift Card to Kerrific - $30.00
1 Bamboo Naked Tank - $39.95
1 Crane Humidifier - $45.99
1 Kiddy World Plus Car Seat - $249.99

That's a total retail value of $400 going to one lucky winner!

To enter, simply fill out the form below.
Good luck!

New Baby Needs Giveaway!

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New Baby Needs Event Is HERE!! We Are Excited To Be Celebrating These New Additions!!

Joy Of Momma Joyner and This Mama's Life have just added new babies to their families! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that a New Baby Needs! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $1500! 

The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors: 
Halo – SleepSack – $29
Pish Posh Baby – Baby Jogger Vue Stroller – $199
Undercover Mama – Nursing Tank Top – $35
Fairhaven Health – Milk-Saver, Freeze, Nipple Balm, Happy Bottom Baby Balm, Sitting Pretty Spray, Nursing Blend Vitamins - $118
Making Mama’s Milk Cookies – 1 Month Supply Of Cookies – $48
Avent – Natural Drinking Cup - $7
Tiny Love – NEW Tummy Time Fun: Under The Sea – $30
Applecheeks – Applecheeks Bundle – $30
Tommee Tippee – Colorful Bottle 3-pack – $24
Little Toader - Teether - $10
Baby Shusher - Baby Shusher - $35
Buncha Farmers - stain remover, 3 varieties of our hand made manuka honey soaps,
hand sanitizer, body and facial skin cream - $39
Buttons Diapers - 3 Diaper Covers and 3 Daytime Inserts - $43
Baby Box Company - Baby Box - $150
Clever Relish - Wipes Case Cover - $15
Levana - Oma+ Powered by Snuza - $99
Bobee - Diaper and Wipes Dispenser - $40
Hairbow Company - Outfit - $20
Aden + Anais - Dream Blanket - $50
Mixie Baby - Mixie Bottle - $20
PediPed - 1 Pair of Originals - $35
MAM - Cooler Teether and Oral Care Rabbit - $12
BabyBjörn - Bouncer Balance Soft - $199
Chewbeads - Jane Necklace - $30
Ciinolin - Swaddles and Baby Steps Cards - $55
GlowBug Cloth Diapers - Diaper and Insert - $13
PRK Products - Baby Food Organizer - $25
One Creative Mama - Mommy and Baby Shirt Set - $48
Baby K'Tan - Baby K'Tan Wrap - $60
Googaro Box - 1 Subscription Box - $35
TeetherTops - TeetherTops Toy - $9

So, what do you think? Ready to enter? It’s simple! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. There are plenty of entry options, and the more you do, the better your chances of winning are! 

 The New Baby Needs Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Sunday, June 1, 2014 through 11:59pm EST Sunday, June 22, 2014. 

Best Of Luck!

Disclaimer: Joy Of Momma Joyner, This Mama's Life, and all the participating blogs are not responsible for the fulfillment of the prizes. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that may result from the use of any of these products.