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Disney Channel’s Descendants Movie Review

I was invited as media to an early screening of the movie. All opinions are mine alone.

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I told you my last trip to LA was wild! Between set visits of Disney’s all-new shows Bunk’d and Gamer’s Guide to chatting it up with the Ant-Man cast, I also had a chance to sit down with the Descendants Director Kenny Ortega. Of course we got an early screening of the film before talking to him. This movie is fantastic you guys – your entire family is going to love it!

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Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka – Disney’s Bunk’d Set Visit

I was invited as media to cover this press event. All opinions are mine alone.

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Get ready for an all-new show hitting Disney Channel tomorrow night! Bunk’d takes place at Camp Kikiwaka and stars “Jessie” stars Emma, Ravi, and Zuri! The kids have left their NY penthouse for a summer in rustic Maine, where their parents met as teens.

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Daily Oral Care Tips with #ColgateDailyRepair

A few weeks ago I attended a major blogging conference in New York called Blogher. This was my 2nd time attending, and such a fantastic way to get in front of my favorite brands in person! Speaking of brands, I met with Colgate about their newest toothpaste addition, Colgate Total Daily Repair. The event kicked off with a fun photo booth with props. I don’t shy from the camera (although I’m usually behind the lense for the blog) so I was happy to take a few pics.

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Next I chatted with an expert on the importance of oral care health, including early signs of health conditions. That’s where I learned about their newest product, Colgate Total Daily Repair. I was surprised to learn that Colgate Total is the only company in its field that has passed the most recent FDA testing. [Read more…]

Bath Time Routine & Tips for Young Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sterling for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Believe it or not, bath time can be one the most stressful daily activities for parents. Often children resist bath time because they are afraid of the water. Balancing safety while a child is having a meltdown can be a struggle. Since so many parents can relate, I’m sharing helpful tips for a bath time routine for kids.

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Bath Time Routine & Tips for Young Kids

  1. Once your child has outgrown a baby bathtub, the big bath can seem scary. Begin by encouraging your child to join you in the preparation process. Let them choose the color of towel/washcloth, and pajamas they’d like to wear. 
  2. Don’t forget the toys! What fun would a bath be without a few water toys? Let your child select 3-4 toys to bring in the bath to play with. If grandparents are helping out and don’t own any, simple kitchen supplies like measuring cups can work. Remember to rotate toys so your child doesn’t get bored.
  3. Safety. Okay you and your little one are prepped for the bath, so now it’s time to run through a few safety steps. Never leave a child unattended in the bath. Test the water temperature prior to placing your little one in the bath tub. Most experts recommend bath water at 100 degrees F. Consider a faucet cover to prevent your child from bumping their head on it.
  4. Address any fears your child may have. While the bath is running, encourage your little one to put their hands under the faucet, or possibly bathe a plastic doll while they are preparing to get in the water. This helps a child relax and feel more confident. Another suggestion is putting on a swim suit and joining your child in the tub until they are acclimated.
  5. Before your child exits the bath, wipe up any bath water that may have splashed out of the tub. This will prevent any accidental slips or injuries.

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Easy Snacking Anytime: Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt Pops

fresh fruit frozen yogurt pops

Have it for breakfast, snack time, or dessert! These fresh fruit frozen yogurt pops will be a huge hit anytime of day. Made with delicious Yoplait® yogurt and fresh fruit, this wholesome treat is super easy to make.

I’m not sure if it’s the summer heat or growth spurts, but my boys are constantly asking for something to snack on. They love to eat yogurt right out of the container, but today I decided to switch things up. I froze it! Yes, frozen yogurt is nothing new, but what kid doesn’t want a popsicle for breakfast? Yogurt has great benefits like calcium, live & active cultures, Vitamin D and protein. Plus Yoplait has actively worked towards a path of goodness by removing high fructose corn syrup and aspartame, and recently decreasing the amount of sugar in their product by 25%! [Read more…]