September 30, 2014

Did You Know September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month?

The month is almost over but it's never to late to learn a little about Newborn Screenings. Today I am excited to partner with the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation and Baby’s First Test, two amazing non-profits, to bring awareness to Newborn Screening Month.

So, what do you need to know? Newborn Screening is a series of simple tests that can detect a variety of disorders in newborns. There’s a hearing test, heel prick blood test (often mistakenly called the “PKU”), and in some states the pulse oximeter. 

We have done each of these tests with all of our kids and all are relatively simple and painless. For us, it's all about knowing we are taking home the healthiest baby possible. 

As a side note, C did not pass his newborn hearing test which meant we went in for a follow up appointment and found he did have some problems with fluid in his ears and knowing the signs we were watching for and tools we could use to help him made sure that he was hearing everything he needed to as a young child.

So, here's the important stuff. What you should remember! 

September 25, 2014

Healthy Hair Post Baby

When I'm pregnant my hair is beautiful, but it seems like after I deliver, my hair becomes thinner and is not nearly as healthy. My good friend and hairdresser told me this is because when you're pregnant you take extra care with what you eat and take great vitamins that encourage your hair to be healthy. Not everyone who needs a hair lift can take prenatal however so, I was excited to recently find out about another solution - Hairfinity.

Hairfinity is a nutritional supplement formulated with essential nutrients for healthy hair. This hair specific formula contains Vitamins A, C, and D, a B-Vitamin Complex, Biotin, MSM, and more. Hairfinity is clinically proven to increase the hair growth rate by 155% while decreasing shedding. Two capsules are taken per day, and each bottle contains a one-month supply.

Although I have not yet personally tried Hairfinity, I'm excited to test it out and see how it works on my post baby, post summer sun hair. Have you tried it? Let me know what you think!

September 23, 2014

Take Control of Your Life with LifeLock

Wow, I can't believe it's been a whole week since all my kids (and my husband) went back to school! Life was supposed to slow down when that happened, but of course I'm now busy running kids, helping in the classrooms, and supervising homework. So much for all that spare time to deal with other issues I planned on having. Is it just me or do you feel like your life is out of control too? I may not have any great tips on how to get your schedule under control, hopefully I'll have some tips on that one soon, but I do know a great way to reduce some of the day to day stress you may not even realize you have - LifeLock.

LifeLock is a simple program that does complicated things. It focuses on keeping you, and your money, safe by:

  • reducing the number of credit card offers you receive
  • providing notifications of data breaches
  • notifies you of bank activity
  • protects against file sharing network searches.
That's some pretty awesome stuff right? You can find out more about these, and lots of other amazing things LifeLock can help you do at the LifeLock Site. Make sure you check it out now because tomorrow may be too late.

To help you get things set up and started you can use code LifeLockSafety to save 10% when you sign up here today! We want you to be protected from one of the biggest scares! Keep you name, and your money safe with LifeLock today!


September 12, 2014

Win up to $500 Today!

$250 Amazon Gift Card from Hipoglos + Giveaway

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.

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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! 

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

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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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