Welcome to our week-long giveaway that we are co-hosting with a fabulous group of bloggers from across the United States and Canada.
We are very excited to be giving away toxic-free goodies from Brooklyn (New York) based company Nine Naturals. Forward-thinking Nine Naturals make personal products which are smart and safe for moms and moms-to-be. They craft their products (which include shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, deodorant, body wash, sunscreen and lip balm) using only natural and organic ingredients.
Though many of us are aware of the dangers of eating foods and foods sprayed with pesticides, drinking excessive coffee, drinking alcohol and smoking during pregnancy, we rarely think about the chemicals that we are applying topically via so many mainstream personal products.
For me, screen time for my kids is a guilty pleasure…for me. In a perfect world, I would be on task all of the time–the happy smiling mom with a list of fun projects for us all to do together. And, a lot of the time, I am that mom. Sometimes, however, even Super Mom (which I do not purport to be) needs a break.
The trick is to balance the need for a few moments of peace and quiet (which screen time almost always provides) with really good content. I was excited to view a few episodes of Creative Galaxy with my kids, because I really think that this series provides both. This new series, created and produced by Angela Santomero (of Blue’s Clues and Super Why fame) follows Arty, a creative preschool alien, as he, together with his family and his shape shifting pet, Epiphany, travels through a universe of Art-related planets and craftily fix problems in his life with art.
**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are my own.**
In fact, make sure that you aren’t drinking hot coffee while you’re reading. Really. This is a lukewarm or cold beverage kind of book. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you.
Anyone who’s been a parent, or has taken care of a child knows, that there are a whole lot of funny situations mixed up with the poignant ones. Parenthood is often ridiculous, and Adrian Kulp, a dad who found himself going from a high profile job as an entertainment industry executive to being thrust into the role of Stay at Home Dad….a role which, in Adrian’s case, came with a little getting used to and much hilarity.
Did you ever wonder what your kids’ dolls do when you’re not around?
“Mommmmy! You have to take a picture of this pepper because it’s heart shaped!”