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Sunday August 3rd is National Friendship Day and Strawberry Shortcake wants to help kids celebrate! Share a picture of your favorite girl with her BFF on the Strawberry Shortcake Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/StrawberryShortcake or send a Tweet to https://twitter.com/BerryBestBits @BerryBestBits on Twitter or Instagram a photo to @berrybestbits http://instagram.com/BerryBestBits and Hashtag with #BerryBestFriend. Five sets of BFFs will be chosen at random and will win a new Strawberry Shortcake doll coming out this Fall! Happy National Friendship Day!

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*I was not compensated for this post.

National Dance Week this year will be celebrated April 25th thru May 4th. National Dance Week is an annual event in the United States that is aimed at increasing public awareness and appreciation of various forms of dance and the fitness that it provides.

Madame Alexander is proud to be a part of the celebration of National Dance Week with a wonderful giveaway. The Madame Alexander Angelina Ballerina Prize Package Includes:

1-Angelina Periwinkle Tutu 18″ Soft Doll, a special 3 DVD Gift Set and the Angelina Ballerina Board Book.

Madame Alexander is going to be giving away one prize package each day from April 25th thru May 4th.

To enter this wonderful giveaway in Celebration of National Dance Week head over to the Madame Alexander Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Alexanderdolls?ref=br_tf

Also in Celebration of National Dance Week Madame Alexander is offering 20% off on all orders placed on their website during National Dance Week. Just enter code DANCE  at checkout.

Madame Beatrice Alexander believed that dolls helped little girls dream and learn about the world around them, and so it is fitting that the Madame Alexander Doll Company celebrate National Dance Week and uphold her vision of imagination and creativity.

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*WeeBaby is a Mom Advisory Board Member for the Madame Alexander Doll Company and received a sample for review. All opinions are my own.

SAFE KIDS DAY NYC 2014

20140418-063919.jpg Safe Kids Worldwide is a network of global organizations dedicated to providing parents and caregivers the resources to protect children from accidental injuries and death. Did you know that 9 million children are injured everyday in the United States and every 30 seconds a child dies from a preventable injury? Since Safe Kids was founded  in 1988 by Dr. Marty Eichelberger of the Children’s National Medical Center with support from founding sponsor, Johnson and Johnson, Safe Kids has helped reduce the death rate for children in the United States by 55 percent. Safe Kids work with more than 600 coalitions in the United States and 23 other countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and many more preventable injuries. Safe Kids helps by finding solutions to prevent injuries and teaching families how to keep their kids safe from preventable injuries. Safe Kids provides lifesaving devices such as child safety seats, helmets and smoke/carbon monoxide alarms to families who need them. Safe Kids works to pass and improve child safety laws and regulations.

Safe Kids Day NYC

Leif on the red carpet at Safe Kids Day NYC event

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On Saturday, April 12 Safe Kids Day was celebrated in NYC. Held at the Highline Stages this carnival experience for kids and their families was filled with fun, games, food and safety awareness. The kids enjoyed various activities that  were all aimed with safety in mind. Bell Helmets fitted and provided all the kids with new helmets. There was a fun house full of safety awareness tips for your home, a big top ball pool for swimming safety and many more fun activities aimed with safety awareness in mind.

Proceeds from Safe Kids Day NYC will help fund local and national injury prevention programs, expand existing programs and launch new programs to protect kids in our community. The Safe Kids campaign has raised more than $900,000 to help keep kids safe from preventable injuries.

Here are 7 Lesser-Known Safety Tips to Protect your Family:

Learning about safety tips for the home at The Fun House

Learning about safety tips for the home at The Fun House

Always wear your helmet

Always wear your helmet

Water Safety

Water Safety

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Safe Kids Day NYC

Safe Kids Day NYC

1. Tug on your kid’s car seat where the seat belt goes. If it moves more than 1″ at the base, tighten it up.

2. Secure furniture and TVs. Mount flat screens and keep bukly-style TVs on a low and stable base, or recycle them.

3. Check smoke and CO alarms monthly. Replace devices every 10 years. Replace batteries every year.

4. Scan your home for places kids can get into medicine. It is pills in purses, vitamins on counters and medicine in daily reminder boxes that curious kids get into.

5. Check around your home for coin-sized button batteries.

6. Ask your kid’s coaches if they have had concussion or sports safety training.

7. Take the Safe Kids Challenge: Take Action Against Distraction – Distraction impacts driving, walking, bath time and just about everything. Here is the Safe Kids Challenge: take a month to notice times when you or your kids are distracted. Help each other remember to put down the phone or whatever is distracting you and focus on looking out for each other.

Safe Kids Worldwide goal is to Celebrate Kids, Prevent Injuries and Save Lives.

For more information on Safe Kids Worldwide, visit http://www.safekids.org

* I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to the Safe Kids NYC Event and all opinions are my own.

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Happy National Crayon Day 2014

Today, March 31st is National Crayon Day! I remember when I was young getting a new box of Crayola Crayons was just the best...the smell and feel of a new box was just wonderful! There were four of us growing up, so this was and still is an inexpensive way to entertain children for hours on end. Well for over a century children of all ages have been coloring with the iconic Crayola crayon. Let me share with you all some fun facts about Crayola Crayons.
The first box of Crayola Crayons was introduced in 1903 and sold for just a nickel and included the same eight colors that are available today: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Violet, Orange, Black and Brown.Sunset
Crayola produces nearly 3 billion crayons each year, an average of 12 million wax sticks daily. This would be enough to circle the globe 6 times! How cool is that!
The average child in the United States will wear down about 730 crayons by the time they reach their 10th birthday, that would be 11,464 or 7 pounds of crayons, this is enough to cover an NBA basketball court...wow!
And according to Christian Science Monitor, parents buy enough crayons in a year to make a giant crayon that is 35 feet wide and 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty!

Such fun and fascinating facts about Crayola Crayons. So lets everyone young and old pick up a box of Crayola Crayons today and let your creativity flow!

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Big Hugs Elmo and I  www.hasbro.com

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Leap Frog Leap Reader www.leapfrog.com

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Desigual Girls Coat

Desigual Girls Coat

French Toast

French Toast

MadPax Backpacks

MadPax Backpacks

Poochie & Co.

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Delta Children Desks

Delta Children Desks

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Prima donna

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This week I was invited by Now+Zen Public Relations to check out the newest trends for Back to School 2013! Every child loves to get new clothes for the new School season. I know for my son as well as myself I love clothing that is trendy, stylish and different. Well Desigual kids collection does not disappoint. Desigual is a brand from Barcelona Spain that is known for its bright colors and cool graphics. The line includes outerwear, apparel and accessories for infants, boys and girls. Desigual also has collaborated with Disney and Cirque du Soleil for their special collections items that are adorable. http://www.desigual.com
For the student who has to sport a uniform, French Toast is the Nations leading school uniform brand. They have quite a lot of different styles so your child can still be an individual while sporting a uniform. And can you even believe that it is selling at Staples? Awesome! Parents can purchase a year’s worth of uniforms for just about $125…score! http://www.frenchtoast.com
For your little back to daycare ones it is Little Me! I just love Little Me, love the high quality at affordable prices. And most of their pieces come as sets, so you get little vests, hats, sweaters with the main outfit. http://www.littleme.com
Jordache, the classic denim brand that has now expanded their collection for girls. I am loving the printed jeans…polka dot, flowers and leopard prints oh my! Once again on trend, stylish and affordable. Available at Wal-Mart
Now it wouldn’t be back to school without some fabulous accessories and one of my favorite is MadPax. MadPax is a collection of cool backpacks and lunch packs known for their unique look. I love that MadPax backpacks come in three different sizes, the Fullpack, Halfpack and the Nibbler. Unleash your child’s inner creature with MadPax. Styles to choose from include Blok, Spiketus-Rex, Later-Gator and Bubble. http://www.madpax.com

FAB Starpoint is the leading manufacturer of licensed backpacks, lunch boxes, stationary and accessories. These would include Hello Kitty, Skylanders, My Little Pony, Lalaloopsy and more. Available at retailers nationwide…including Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and Target.
What little girl doesn’t want a puppy or cat purse? Well thanks to Poochie & Co. little girls everywhere can sport one of the adorable purses just like Academy Award Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis did when she walked the red carpet with her Poochie & Co.purse. http://www.poochieandco.com
Prima donna has these awesome quilted iPad and cosmetic cases as well as iPhone 5 cases for $20 and under. http://www.shopprimadonna.com
Lucky 21 also has some cool iPhone 4 cases for just $5.00! http://www.Lucky21.com
For you Tech needs there is iHome and eKids which make headphones, docking stations, wireless speakers and more. The license characters include Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Phineas & Ferb, Perry, Kermit Jack Skellington. Marvel’s Ironman, Captain America and The Hulk. Nickelodeon’s Sponge Bob. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Skylanders. http://www.ekids.com
To keep your little pre-schoolers interested in learning in a fun environment look no further than Delta Children. With Delta you are getting the very best, high quality collection of desk chairs at an affordable price point. Delta Children goes above and beyond with their safety standards. I would 100% recommend their products! http://www.deltachildren.com

You can get more information on all these items and more by visiting their websites. Remember to keep learning fun and happy shopping!

*I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to the Back to School Media Event by Now+Zen Public Relations. All opinions as always are my own.

Trendy Travel Time with MomTrends

With warm weather approaching it is time to think about travel.  Earlier this month I attended the 3rd annual Trendy Travel Time with Momtrends. This event was held at the Polarn O. Pyret  store in Tribeca. Polarn O. Pyret is the stylish Swedish children’s clothing company that believes in good-looking clothes that “Let children be children”.

While we sipped BonAffair Sparkling Wine , which is by the way an all natural wine spritzer with half the calories, added electrolytes and zero added sugar, we learned about these Trendy Travel Time Tips:

Polarn O. Pyret: Always make a list when packing for your trips.  Pack clothes for your children that are stylish, but comfortable.  And make sure your children are “Happy, Warm and Dry”.

TravelSort helps members find their perfect luxury or boutique hotel at up to 50% off every day. TravelSort will also help you find the best credit cards for points.  TravelSort recommends that you should always plan your trip a year ahead of travel time, so you can get your preferences. With good credit card offers you can earn up to one million miles or more a year without flying. And make sure you use your points or you will lose them. “Don’t hoard Points…Earn and Burn”.

HomeAway lets you book the perfect vacation rental. With over 495,000 vacation rentals to choose from around the world, you are sure to find the perfect spot for your trendy vacation.  With Homeaway it’s easy to book, just search for rentals in your preferred travel destination and dates.  Refine your search based on your travel preferences.  Review the details of  each property, then contact the owners to confirm. All that is left is to check in and enjoy!

What else comes with trendy travel time? Well great fashion of  course and London Times delivers with stylish, affordable dresses that travel so well that they are ready to go right out of the suitcase. I won the raffle for London Times and can’t wait to pick out some dresses. The lovely ladies of Momtrends wearing London Times…Sherri, Brooke and Nicole. (Picture courtesy of Momtrends)

Thank you Momtrends for keeping us on trend with Trendy Travel Time.

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What are your travel plans for 2013?

*I attended the Momtrends Sponsored Event, all opinions are my own*

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect Pearl for Mother and Baby

Introducing Perfect Pearl the New Luxury Skincare Line founded by Ying Zhou. When Ying Zhou’s first daughter was born her grandmother came to visit her from Asia and brought her a gift of pearl powder, a cherished gem in ancient China. “Having grown up in Asia where our history celebrates the health benefits of the pearl, it seemed so natural for me to create a line of products that incorporates pearl extract” says Ying Zhou, Perfect Pearl creator.

Pearl powder was used for centuries by Asians, Egyptians, Chinese, Mayans and Indians for health and vitality as well as beautifying the skin. Pearl extract is one of the most luxurious ingredients found today in cosmetics.

Perfect Pearl is made in the USA and uses the very best sea pearls in every product as it’s active ingredient. All of the products are hypoallergenic, fragrance free, colorant and paraben free as well as doctor recommended.

Perfect Pearl consists of eight products for mother and child. These products are safe…independent laboratories have meticulously tested Perfect Pearl which is 100% made in the USA.

BABY COLLECTION:

* Baby Face Cream-a luxury cream that contains pearl extract, Drago-calm, oat flour, oat kernel and safflower oil.

* Baby Pearl Powder-a ultra silky powder that contains pearl powder and natural cornstarch to sooth and heal irritated skin.

* Baby Daily Moisture Lotion-a nourishing formula that moisturizes and protects sensitive, delicate skin. This is the the perfect blend of pearl extract, grape seed and safflower oils that provide immediate and lasting hydration.

* Baby Diaper Cream-a highly effective diaper cream with the natural richness of Zinc Oxide in pearl extract, blended with Shea butter and castor seed oil.

* Baby Cleansing Form for Hair & Body-a cleansing form that blends pearl extract and provitamin B12 into a rich, lathering cleanser that gently cleans without drying.

MATERNITY COLLECTION:

* Nursing Comfort Cream-created for moms who have chosen to breastfeed, this cream is a blend of pearl extract and ultra pure lanolin.  Preservative free.

* Bust Serum-a fresh and light serum that uses the active ingredient Osilift to promote firmness and prevent loss of elasticity while relieving skin tension.

*Stretch Mark Cream-a fine cream formulated with the active ingredient Sepilift DPHP along with aloe, shea butter and exotic oils to stimulate skin cells and promote tissue regeneration to decrease depth and color of stretch marks.

Perfect Pearl retails for $18.00-$55.00 and is sold in luxury baby stores, spas and Dr. offices throughout Manhattan, as well as online at Oasisdayspa.com

This was a launch event for Pearl World, Inc., showing their new line of luxury products for mother and baby…Perfect Pearl   put together by the MOMS and held in Fred’s at Barney’s New York. For more information about Perfect Pearl please check out their website at http://www.pearlworldinc.com

* I was not paid for this post.  I was invited to the media launch event and received a gift bag.

 

Nursery Trends 2013 Event with Momtrends, MDB & Project Nursery

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Vintage Inspired Nursery from Team Red

Urban/City Nursery

Jungle/World Traveler Nursery

Pink Princess Nursery with a Custom Art Piece by Sam Simon

This Tuesday I had the chance to see the latest in Nursery Trends as Momtrends held a wonderful event in conjunction with Project Nursery and MDB held at the Bellamy Blue Photography/Elk Studios a wonderful event/photography space located on West 25th street in NYC.
The lovely ladies from Project Nursery..Pam Ginocchio and Melisa Fluhr showed the newest nursery trends to welcome your bundle of love home to. Modern, chic and hip, these ladies know there stuff!  A  Jungle/World Traveler Theme Nursery, a Beautiful Pink Princess Nursery and a perfect Urban Theme for city dwellers with a beautiful, clever mini Babyletto crib which I totally fell in love with, it is perfect for small city spaces!
Tracey Fong from MDB provided us bloggers and editors an insight to what MDB is all about. MDB is dedicated to families and children worldwide in providing safe, environmentally friendly, beautiful,  baby and child furniture that will bring you and your family peace of mind for years to come. The MDB brands include Million Dollar Baby, DaVinci, Babyletto, Nurseryworks. Franklin & Ben and Ubabub
Attendees had the chance to break off into three teams to each design a nursery theme of their own, with one person on the winning team receiving a New Crib from MDB. At the end of the night MDB donated all the cribs and other nursery items from the event to Baby Buggy…how generous!

Attendees were also asked to bring a donation of diapers, baby wipes etc. for Baby Buggy whose motto is “Love Recycled”..is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld. Baby Buggy provides families in need across the USA with essentials for their children age 0-12. All donations taken in during the event will be distributed to families effected by Hurricane Sandy.

Thanks to Momtrends for bringing us bloggers and editors another fun, informative, charity inspired event…such a great evening!

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*I was invited to attend the MDB Style Event by Momtrends and received a gift bag. All opinions of this event are my own.*

 

Honeywell Plugged In Event

I was so excited to have been invited by MacaroniKidNYC to attend the Honeywell Plugged In Event held at the Home Studios in NYC. I got to meet  and chat with home expert  and ABC’s The Chew correspondent Evette Rios and the amazing  Honeywell representatives that put me in the know of all things new at Honeywell. The event space was set up to mimic areas of your home and how these different Honeywell products can improve your home environment. Some of my favorites are:

Honeywell AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner-A Smarter Clean, this is one amazing Air Cleaner, Smart Controls that do the thinking for you with it’s five operation settings: Sleep, Germs, General, Allergen, and Max. This unit is a tough, but quiet air cleaning system that captures up to 99.9% of particles that pass thru the filters.  A smart touch screen control panel,  that will automatically adjust to draw particles in at the right setting. Very easy and low-cost to maintain, just wash the primary filter  4 times a year, no need to replace it. Features: Energy Star rated, allergen and germ intelligence settings, auto shut off timer for 2-12 hours, oscillates, filter clean gauge and clean/check filter indicator, 2 pre-filter options included, AHAM certified. This unit retails for $239.99 has a 5-year limited warranty and is available at Target.

Honeywell True HEPA  Air Purifier  (50255-HD), this is great for extra-large rooms, basements  or if you are doing construction or home improvements. This Air Purifier can clean and freshen the toughest air quality issues. Features: 3 powerful air cleaning levels, circulates air up to 5 times an hour, great for extra-large rooms. This unit retails for $179.99  has a 5-year warranty and is available at Home Depot.

Honeywell   Germ-Free Cool Mist Humidifier (HCM-350), this humidifier helps to relieve dry air and the UV technology kills up to 99.9% of bacteria, mold, fungus and virus in the water after 2 hours of continuous use. This means that the moisture emitted from this unit is virtually germ free. Features: Quiet operation that runs up to 24 hours per filling, a break resistant water tank that is also dishwater safe, adjusts the amount of moisture the air can hold at a certain temperature,  has a  antimicrobial treated filter, great for medium size rooms. This unit retails for $74.99 and has a 3-year warranty.

Honeywell EnergySmart ThernaWave Ceramic Heater(HZ-860), this heater will save you money and keep your home warm. This unit is portable and is equipped with EnergySmart technology which gives you the right amount of heat by regulating the wattage, based on your desired temperature, thus making this unit energy-efficient. Features: 4-way tip over safety protection, an overheat protection device,  cool touch carrying handle, ceramic technology for fast, even heating, digital LED lights, energy usage indicator. This unit retails for $69.99 has a 3-year warranty and is available at Target and on Amazon.com

Honeywell with Febreze Freshness- A Cool and Refresh Fan, this is such a wonderful  unit delivering cool air with a burst of Febreze Scent. Features: Quiet operation, variable settings for consumers to adjust for odor and freshing needs, use it with any variety of Febreze Set &  Refresh  cartridges that last from 2-4 weeks depending on the fan speed used. This unit is available in three colors Black, White and Graphite and retails for $29.99 has a 1-year warranty and is available  at Target and Wal-Mart.

For more information on  Honeywell Fans visit www.HoneywellFanSavings.com

For more information on Honeywell Heaters visit www.kaz.com

1. AirGenius 5 Air Clearner

2. Germ-Free Cool Mist Humidifer

3.EnergySmartThermaWave Ceramic Heater

4. True HEPA Air Purifier

*I was not paid for this post. I received a Honeywell product of my choice and a gift bag for attending this event*

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