What Are Your Must Haves for Travel? #DownyWrinklePlusHolidayTravel

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downy travel kit2015 has allowed me and my family the opportunities to travel quite often! With all that travel, I quickly caught onto what some of the must haves are for our travel! My family of 6 sometimes needs to be prepared for anything and everything, which normally means more luggage, more clothes, more activities and so on and so on! But one thing I always have is a small bag that pretty much sticks to my side! This is my go to and changes alittle with each trip. But there are a few items that stick in my bag while traveling!

  • Pain Reliever: I do have horrible migraines, so being prepared for them with Advil is a must have. Not to mention 4 girls traveling sometimes, does not always mean getting along when visiting the greatest places on earth!
  • Small Pillow: Some sort of pillow or head rest has it advantages! Whether you are in a car or a plane or train, resting your head for a few minutes can help relieve the stress of travel. So I include a small pillow to help keep me relaxed, comfortable and a blow up one is great for storing in small places.
  • Downy Wrinkle Releaser: With needing to bring a lot of luggage, I tend to try and cram every piece of clothing into one large bag for each member of my family. Which in return can cause our clothes to unpack a little wrinkled. So having Downy Wrinkle Releaser to keep our clothes looking nice with having to tote along the iron on vacation!holiday travel downy wrinkle
  • Deodorant & Perfume: We all need to smell good! It’s just that simple!
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste: And we defiantly all need fresh breathe!
  • Baby Wipes: Even though my girls are no babies any longer, we are always in need of a tissue, sticky hands to be washed or a messy face! So keeping them close is a must have!

So what are your must haves for travel? Do you use some of the same things I do or is your list completely different? Let me know what your must haves are!

I received a travel kit from Downy in exchange for this post. No other compensation was received and as always my opinion is 100% my own!

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Warning: This Packages Contains POOP!!

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poop gameWhile attending the Chicago Toy Fair a few weeks ago, we had so much fun playing with toys, checking out new games and finding super cool, interesting activities that my girls just loved! I have to tell you when we stopped by the Breaking Games booth that had a game called The POOP Game, I just had to have it! My oldest daughter thought it was funny to tell a person walking down the street from my van window one afternoon that she “pooped today”. The lady laughed, we laughed and now we talk about how she “pooped today” all the time! So to find a game that is called The POOP Game, I knew she needed it!!

The POOP Game is an fairly easy game to play and if you have ever played UNO, then you have the gist! POOP is a card game where the first player to run out of cards wins! Take turns pooping but don’t clog the toilet! Some cards make players perform crazy acts which are a complete hoot. You can play POOP with up to 10 players when combined with the Party Pooper Edition.

This game is great for getting the family or your friends together and could be a great way to get those little ones adding! This game could get you talking more about POOP, which can be a good and bad thing! My girls think it’s funny to say POOP whenever we are in public to see if people look at them! So I know now that we have The POOP Game, it will most liekly be discussed more!

This is a great family friendly game and everyone will love it! It is recommended for ages 5 and older but if you have younger ones that can play UNO then they can play this!

Breaking Games is a unique company. Founded by Shari Spiro of AdMagic, Breaking Games is a promotion and publishing company dedicated to getting their client’s games into the hands of people who love to play them. They are unique in that they promote the game and the designer above the company because they are the stars.

You can grab this game on Breaking Games site or on Amazon for about $10 each! They also carry games such as Gothic Doctor, Word Shuffle, Hogger Logger, Parenthood and Games of Phones! If you are looking for interesting games to play with the family, friends or party, these will sure to be the talk of your next game night!

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Wild Kratts 4 Tickets Giveaway Ends 12/16/15 #WildKrattsLive

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My girls absolutely love the Wild Kratts and it would be such a great gift for them to snag tickets for Christmas to check out Wild Kratts Live here in Cincinnati! So I must think that your little ones would love it as well! These guys host a action packed, adventurous show filled with all the things you love about Wild Kratts!

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Protect Your Camera With a Camera Coat

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camera coats logoLooking for extra protection for your camera when your shooting those outdoor family pictures, catching winning home run hit or at the zoo checking out all the monkeys, well monkeying around?!?! Look no further than the Camera Coats. This is a great way to protect your camera without using a over-sized, bulky camera bag!

camera coatsCamera Coat is made from 100% cotton inside with padding and laminated cotton on the outside for easy clean up! They are handmade in the USA, with 3 pockets on the back for additional storage for batteries, your phone or SD cards! Easy to use Velcro on the front to keep your camera protected for the elements or accidents! A buckle is attached on the side as well to your Camera Coat for you to attach to your camera strap.

The Camera Coat is easy to use! Simply slide any camera you own with a lens such as a DSLR into the top, close shut with the easy to use but sturdy Velcro strip on the front for protection from rain or in my case, my kiddos! You can check their sizing chart to be on the safe side when ordering to receive the correct size!

Camera Coats are great for moms, dads, professional photographers, grandparents, and so on! These are great as gifts as well! As a mom, I was always looking for places to put my camera without ruining it, now it has it’s own cover and allows me to protect it while looking stylish!


I absolutely love how easy this product fits right into my daily life! I take pictures every day with my larger camera that has a larger lens and sometimes it rains, snows or my kiddos drop drinks and food on me and anything attached to me- meaning my camera sometimes gets to be a mess as well! The Camera Coat is still small enough to fit in other bags such as diaper bags or my large tote, unlike traditional camera bags!

This Camera Coat may not be for you if you carry a point and shoot camera, it may be too big for what you are using. camera coatAlso on the other end, if you want to bring along a lot of extra lens, batteries, etc this bag will not allow you to carry all the additional accessories!

With being handmade and crafted in the USA this product is defiantly worth the $40 or so you will pay for it! I have bought larger, bulky camera bags that after just a few months of use, broke, gained holes and just plain sucked! And they were not only $40!

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Science of Parenthood- Must Have for all Parents! #BoogieWipesTour

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Last week I got the opportunity to meet with the wonderful authors of Science of Parenthood for their book tour #BoogieWipesTour. They started their 4 month tour here in Cincinnati and will be hitting cites all around the country sharing their wonderfully, humorous explanations of parenthood and all the craziness that comes along with this very important job!science of parenthood book signing

I’ve never been to a book signing or to a book tour, so I wasn’t really sure what all to expect! The Stir in Montgomery hosted this exceptional event with food, gifts and a copy of this hilarious but truly honest book about what you can really expect as a parent! And not just as a new parent, as a parent of any living, breathing, snot slinging mini human running around your home!

I have to be honest, I am not a huge book reader! I do read books but they have to be interesting, entertaining and keep me wanting more! Needless to say, I have very picky taste when it comes to books, so to say I’ve read this book twice in one week, should tell you just how entertaining it is!

Science of Parenthood is a guide to how life with little ones really is! It’s what you wanted to always say to other parents, what you’ve always been thinking or hoping that others are going through as well so you don’t feel like your the only one with a crazy life! There have been many times where my kiddos do or say something that is completely from another planet or out of the ordinary and I have never shared with my friends or family! I don’t want them to think I’ve raised caveman who don’t understand not to eat like a wild pack of dogs or puke everywhere except where they should! Those times where you are secretly wishing the little kid would just punch the big kid to keep them from teasing them just so you don’t have to break up the fight for the 5th time this afternoon! These are a no no in the good parent network and will for sure you get you dirty looks if you ever said them out loud! But now I know I’m not the only one dealing with these same ideas!

science of parenthood injuries“TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME: A parent’s psychological state on discovering that her tot has gotten his diaper off and smeared the walls, cribs, bedding and himself with poop!” You know this has happened to all of us and we just keep it hush hush at the next mommy and me play date and you defiantly aren’t sharing pics with your friends and family on Facebook! So to read that there are other parents out there dealing with the same mishaps we all are secretly locking up, makes us know these are normal and we are normal parents! Wow, such a relief to know we aren’t the crazy ones and that our kiddos will turn out just fine!

I think one of the most interesting ideas from Science of Parenthood is this Kid’s Injuries: Then vs Now– It is defiantly something I have discussions with friends and family on a daily basis! We are always talking about how we use to run the neighborhood until the street lights came on and didn’t have time for t.v., video games or technology- and yes kiddos, we had all of these things back in the old days, as my girls call it! We played outside, we rode bikes, climbed trees and we had scratches, bruises and we always came home dirty! Now a days it’s like trying to move a dump truck with a tooth pick to get kiddos outside and play, and don’t even think about them playing in the dirt or touching that tree without hand sanitizer! Things have most defiantly changed!

When looking for a gift for friends and family that have kiddos this holiday season, Science of Parenthood is something all parents, new and old, must have! It will not only give new parents an insight as to what to expect but it will be sure to make you laugh til you pee a little! You know like when we sneeze or cough- you know it happens to you as well!

science of parenthood authorNorine Dworkin-McDaniel is the co-creator and principle writer behind the popular illustrated math- and science-based humor blog Science of Parenthood, named one of Parenting.com’s “blogs every parent should read.” A longtime magazine writer, Dworkin-McDaniel’s articles and essays have appeared in Parents, American Baby, More, Redbook, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Food & Wine, Prevention, Readers Digest, Fitness, Shape, Family Circle, and numerous daily newspapers and newsweeklies. You can find her humor writing in several anthologies, including Have Milk Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding.

Jessica Ziegler is Science of Parenthood’s co-creator, illustrator, web designer and contributing writer. In her “off hours,” she is director of social web design for Vestor Logic and the writer and illustrator of the customizable children’s book series StoryTots. Her illustration work has appeared in The Hartford Advocate, Las Vegas Life Magazine, and Las Vegas Weekly, as well as online at VEGAS.com.

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I received a gift bag filled with Boogie Wipe goodies and a copy of Science of Parenthood book in exchange for this post. No other compensation was received and as always my opinion is 100% my own.

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11 Reasons To Have a Wooden Watch #JordWatch

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jord watch holiday gift guide 2015When shopping for a person that has everything this holiday season, I can bet they don’t have a Wooden Watch and if they do, it has nothing on a JORD Watch“JORD is ran by artists, designers, marketers, and minders. They spend their days creating, considering, arguing, and hopefully agreeing. Then they’ll scrap it all for the joy of starting new. They have fun. This is their journey.” This is their story and motto- this would be a great place to work! But even better, a great place to snag one of these amazingly, beautifully designed, Eco-friendly, designer styled accessory that you must have for every occasion!

JORD creates these must have accessories that are great for any guys night out, dinner for two, a mom running errands or just for everyday wear! They match everything and are so comfortable you won’t know you are wearing it! When shopping for a watch there are many aspects you need to keep in mind. The style, how they look, the function, will they go with your outfit, etc. Here are some reasons the JORD wooden watch is the only watch you will ever need again! Jord Watch

  1. They are Just Simply Beautiful!– Do you see it over there! Just look at it, it’s amazing! The craftsmanship is hands down the most beautifully crafted watch I have ever seen!
  2. Uniqueness Is It’s Middle Name– This is one of the most unique and interesting watches you will ever have! Once you start sporting this watch around town, everyone will want one!
  3. Comfortable & Light To Wear– Since the JORD watch is made of actual wood, it is lightweight and easily to forget you even have on while wearing it! Extremely comfortable and lays naturally on your wrist!
  4. 100% Natural– Wooden watches are 100% natural which is great for those of us who may have allergic reactions to certain metals that other jewelry accessories are made from. This does not mean that you can’t have an allergic reaction to these watches, but are less likely to have one since they are all natural!
  5. Extremely Durable– They are made from wood, which is a great resource that we use to construct houses and buildings with, so it’s going to last a long time! They hold up with most bumps and dings like a champ!
  6. A Gift For Anyone– Men and women off ages are sure to love these JORD watches! Their modern style and unique design are sure to be a hit with even the hardest to shop for gift receiver!
  7. Bonding Time– I know it may sound silly but I have completely bonded with my watch! Makes me feel all naturey and one with the universe!  There is just something about wearing nature on your wrist that makes you feel good about the scenery around you!
  8. Add Character– Bumps and dings make it even better! So yes you can buff out the scratches or small dings you get from normal wear and tear, but why? These add character to your watch, making your already unique watch, a complete one of a kind!
  9. Eco Friendly– Wooded watches are great way to know that the Footprint you are leaving behind is one which is better for our environment!
  10. Easy to Care forJORD watches are considered to be splash proof. Normal wear and use can include kitchen activities, a day on the beach, the gym, etc. However, full submergence in water is not recommended, excessive moisture exposure can result in a diminished flexibility in the bands wood links.  The natural wood is hand finished and pre-treated with tung oils- For best cleaning results, use lemon or orange oil extract. Wood will naturally develop a patina over time but if you’d like to jord watch 2015 holiday gift guidemaintain the original appearance we recommend that you apply a natural coating such as beeswax, butcher block oil, or walnut oil. Regular application can help to protect it against damage and improve the durability of the wood while helping to maintain the moisture balance (prevent drying or cracking). These are all great tips from JORD to maintain the beauty of your watch!
  11. Get Some Attention– I have to tell you that every time I have worn this watch, I have been stopped and complimented on it! They have asked what is it, where did I get it and if they can try it on! Everyone loves it!

The natural Dark Sandalwood is hand finished and pre-treated with tung oils. The Fieldcrest is splash-proof but should not be submerged in water (3 ATM). Lemon or orange oil extract is best for cleaning the natural wood. When storing this timepiece, avoid extremely hot, cold, and excessively dry/humid environments. 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY   Holiday GIft Guide Gifts for Him 2015Looking for more hot Holiday Gift ideas? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide 2015 to see more great gift ideas!

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