Make sure to have those Duracell Batteries for all the Toys “R” Us Toys + a $100 Toys “R” Us Gift Card Giveaway!

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Are you all ready for the holidays? I don’t know about you but I am about 70 percent done shopping thanks to Toys “R” Us having something I need for everyone on my list. Thankfully this season, Hasbro and Duracell are teaming up with Toys“R”Us to help you get ready for the holidays and save money on this season’s hottest toys! From Fur Real Friends to Grimlock Transformers, Toys“R”Us is the perfect one-stop-shop to pick up all the toys on your holiday shopping list.DSC 1007 1024x682 Make sure to have those Duracell Batteries for all the Toys R Us Toys + a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

We recently received some of the hottest holidays toys in the mail- TurReal Friends Get Up & GoGo, My Walkin’ Pup, and Transformers Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock Figure. When we received them the kids were anxious to rip them open and play with them. The only problem is, mom FORGOT THE BATTERIES! We turned on the toys only to realize that they were not working. It left for a sad Hayley and Zane. They were utterly confused why their toys did not work. Mommy fail!!DSC 1010 1024x682 Make sure to have those Duracell Batteries for all the Toys R Us Toys + a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

I am sure you have all bought toys like this and forgot the batteries. Don’t worry, we are all in the same boat. Now, though, when you go shopping at Toys “R” Us, you can pick up your Duracell batteries and toys all in one location. No more sad looks on your kids faces when you forget those batteries and no more having kids shake the toys to figure out why they are not working. With picking up Duracell batteries, they could get their toys to work and have happy kiddos during the holiday season.DSC 1009 1024x682 Make sure to have those Duracell Batteries for all the Toys R Us Toys + a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

You can pick up your Hasbro toys and get those Duracell batteries at Toys “R” Us so parents can avoid these sticky situations where if the batteries are forgotten, that child may be disappointed they can’t play with the toy right away. Let Toys “R” Us be your shopping for all things toys and batteries today. The holidays are quickly approaching so now is the time to go out and SHOP! What are you waiting for?!DSC 0998 1024x682 Make sure to have those Duracell Batteries for all the Toys R Us Toys + a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

Here are some great offers going on NOW at Toys “R” Us:

**Shoppers can take advantage of the following coupon, available in the Sunday, November 23 newspaper or via HasbroRewards.com, at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide from Sunday, November 23 through Saturday, November 29:**
· SAVE $8 with the purchase of both Duracell batteries (four-pack or larger) in combination with FurReal Friends® Get Up and Go Go My Walkin’ Pup™ from Hasbro

Gift-givers can also can also add to their savings with the following coupon, available in the Sunday, November 30 newspaper or via HasbroRewards.com, at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide from Sunday, November 30 through Saturday, December 6:
· SAVE $10 with the purchase of Duracell batteries (four-pack or larger) in combination with TRANSFORMERS Stomp & Chomp GRIMLOCK from Hasbro

Giveaway: One winner will receive a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card + Duracell Batteries. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me which Hasbro toy you are most excited to give your kids, in the comment section proceeding the post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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Saturday’s Top Five Laughs- Come Join Our Blog Hop!

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you all have a great weekend with whatever you do. This weekend I am heading to see the big Lehigh-Lafayette College Rivalry Game at Giant Stadium. I can’t wait.dentistmelsbbutton Saturdays Top Five Laughs  Come Join Our Blog Hop!

As always, come link up any cute or funny post. Definitely check out the other blogs who link up as they all provide a great laugh. Feel free to share this blog hop or take my button, although this is not necessary.

My top five laughs:

5. Hayley the other day told me that she was going to sleep over her friend’s house one night. I told her that was fine and I just needed to ask her mom. She told me, “Mom..I already did. Why don’t you trust me?! Ughh…” Her exact words. Need I say more.

4. Zane went on a field trip this week to see  the lumber place near us. All of the kids had to get up and say their names and something about themselves. They were all pretty shy until my Zane rose, yelled out his name, and proceeded to tell everyone his whole life. That kid!

3. Every morning, Zane and Hayley have been singing It’s a Small World. Hayley has been showing Zane on You Tube the song so both of them now know how to sing It’s A Small World in French.

2. Hayley told me the other day that she needs to have more freedom to do the things she wants. Basically, she told me I am always in her face. Well.. Hello..You are 6!

1. My two younger ones and then two minutes later, Zane drops Taylor! Oh boy!
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We LOVE Leaping Into Gaming with the new LeapTV! #LeapTV #MommyParties

*I was selected for this opportunity by LeapFrog and MommyParties. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

I have been a Leapfrog fan for a very long time. I think my kids have basically every product from LeapFrog and even 5 years later, they still play with the very first Leapad that they received from me, for the holidays. Now LeapFrog took it to another level with the simply amazing, LeapFrog LeapTV.

DSC 0938 We LOVE Leaping Into Gaming with the new LeapTV! #LeapTV #MommyPartiesIf you are unfamiliar with the LeapTV, it is a gaming system that incorporate all of the apps and video fun of their other Leapfrog products, but now it is on the big screen. Once we received our LeapTV, we set it up immediately and decided to invite a few friends to test out truly how awesome this product is. The LeapTV comes with a console with stand,  motion-sensing camera and mount, remote, built-in wifi, 16 MG of memory,  HDMI and AC cable.
Set up was very seamless. Since we already had a LeapFrog email and password, I was able to enter that in and register the LeapTV. Once completed, my kids then had the option to set up their individual profiles and pictures. Because it all works via a controller, the kids basically could do everything themselves. Once registered and set up, the kids were ready to explore.DSC 0933 1024x682 We LOVE Leaping Into Gaming with the new LeapTV! #LeapTV #MommyParties

The LeapTV from LeapFrog gets kids into the action while teaching core skills across a variety of subjects including: reading, mathematics, science and problem solving. While education is a big focus of the Leapfrog products, it also always kids to have fun while playing their games and doing the apps. They never feel like they are learning when they play with their LeapTV. My little Zane even learned his alphabet and is learning to spell his name just by playing with the LeapTV. The core age group of the LeapTV is for  kids ages 3-8. So both Hayley and Zane, along with all of their friends, can play the LeapTV all the day long to have fun and learn simultaneously!

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The system uses a motion-sensing camera and controller that fits small hands. My kids are able to play some of the apps and play games, while seeing themselves in the TV. Just take a look below at the fun we were having while playing LeapFrog Let’s Dance and Learn. They actually learn through motion dancing and jumping to  get minds and bodies moving along the way. What a way to make learning fun! Did I mention that there is over 100 games and apps available plus you can pick up your own games individually to play (that is compatible with the system) such as Let’s Dance and Learn and Leapfrog Sports to name a few?  Next up on our Santa list is to get the Sofia LeapTV game, that the kids have been begging for.

Doing the Dino Dance! We love the #LeapTv. It’s so awesome!! #ad

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DSC 0987 1024x682 We LOVE Leaping Into Gaming with the new LeapTV! #LeapTV #MommyPartiesIf your kids can’t read, no worries as the LeapTV is made for kids as young as age 3. It has full audio instruction which makes it simple for even the youngest kids to play solo or with a friend! Zane and Hayley can play together or apart if they wish, since they are on two different learning levels. It is truly made for the young at heart!DSC 0959 1024x682 We LOVE Leaping Into Gaming with the new LeapTV! #LeapTV #MommyParties

DSC 0943 1024x682 We LOVE Leaping Into Gaming with the new LeapTV! #LeapTV #MommyPartiesWith a library of 9 cartridge games at launch and 100+ LeapFrog educator-approved games and videos available by year-end, kids never run out of fun! Games adapt to each child’s level-starting with the most basic skills and then automatically adjusting the learning for the perfect challenge. Hayley and Zane have no problem playing the LeapTV with very little instruction from us. They ask to play the LeapTV all day long and guess what, I am totally fine with that because they are learning! As a mom, I could think of no greater present to give this holiday than the LeapTV. They have their friends over all the time and the LeapTV is what they all want to play with. A true score if you ask me!DSC 0974 1024x682 We LOVE Leaping Into Gaming with the new LeapTV! #LeapTV #MommyParties

Be sure to follow LeapTV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram today. This is a Must-Have for this holiday season!

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Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall!

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DSC 0609 Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall!It is of the most importance that I have good immune support during this year. There are several reasons for this, with the most important being I need to take care of three small kids. I need to maintain my health to be able to tend to these kids all day long. If I do not have good health, I fail in the “mom” department. Also, I owe it to my patients to come in and be healthy and happy!  For all these reasons, I thought it would be advantageous to develop some tips for staying healthy during the fall.

Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall:

Screen Shot 2014 11 12 at 4.45.41 PM Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall!1. Make sure you are getting proper nutrition. As a mom (and one of a newborn too), I tend to fail in the nutrition department some days. If you are a mom/dad, you can probably relate to me. You make your kids Mac and Cheese and then have all good intentions of cooking a healthy dinner for yourself. Alas time goes on, you are too tired, and that Mac and Cheese ends up sounding really good!   You need the proper nutrients to sustain healthy living. As cliche as it might sound, now I follow the basic food chart system and try to get in the right amount of carbohydrates, good fats, and protein.

If you are searching for some good foods to support your healthy eating, might I suggest a protein shake to get your day started. To make mine, I simply add banana, yogurt, protein powder, and strawberries to blend together. Some days, I even make a banana chocolate shake with flavored protein power. It gives me the right amount of energy to start my day.

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2. Working out is essential to staying healthy. Regular exercise can improve your mood, help you to lose or maintain weight, and overall add years to your life.  By allowing your body a simple workout such as a brisk walk for 30 minutes 3/4 times a week, you will help your strengthen your immune system. As for me, I am training for my half marathon and am feeling healthy and fit.

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3. To help give myself 24 hour immune support, I need a great vitamin. I have tried so many through the years but none that have worked as well as Ester-C with its patented immune health formula. I first heard of Ester-C from my mom, who raved how she she maintained her health ever since she started taking this.  I knew I needed to try it. After all, I can’t hold two jobs, take care of three kids, and be happy, if I lack proper immune support.

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I decided to start my daily regime of taking Ester-C and I needed to head to my local Walmart to pick up a bottle. I readily found them in the vitamin section and was immediately drawn in to it, simply by the wording on the package. It says right on front of the package that not only does it provide 24 hour immune support, but it lasts longer than regular vitamin C and is stomach friendly! The last two really sold me on taking Ester-C because my old vitamin C never felt to me that it lasted long and more importantly, my old vitamins were hurting my belly. I grabbed a bottle of Ester-C and proceeded to head home to try it out the next morning.

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The next day I took my Ester-C and have been taking it ever since. My immune support has been wonderful since following this regime.  I have Ester-C to thank for this, along with my constant regime of eating well, exercising, and washing my hands constantly. This is certainly a winning combination!  My stomach readily agrees with the pill (it is non-acidic and gentler on your stomach than regular Vitamin C)  and I am able to take it every morning to assure I stay healthy this fall season.DSC 0619 Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall!

With Ester-C, I have 24 hour immune support and it stays in my immune system a lot longer than regular Vitamin C.  The reason is quite simple why it stays longer in your body. Ester-C contains naturally occurring metabolites, which are substance derived from other compounds during the process of metabolism, such as nutrients. The metabolites in Ester-C help enhance the retention of Vitamin C by your white blood cells, which are a vital component of your immune system. Once you take the Ester-C, it gets right to your white blood cells and stays there for up to 24 hours.

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I am so glad I found some tips to help me take precautions during the cold fall season.  Here is to a healthy fall/winter to all!

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Toys “R” Us #LetsPlay Big Christmas Book is here and the Toys “R” Us Wish List App!

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Screen Shot 2014 11 20 at 5.59.18 PM Toys R Us #LetsPlay Big Christmas Book is here and the Toys R Us Wish List App!Two weekends back, our family received the Toys “R” Us Big Christmas Book in the mail. The kids had so much fun circling what they wanted to receive. While we had a blast doing this as a family, we had even more fun visiting Toys “R” Us on the Ultimate Wish Saturday events,  that are still going on now. If you have not been to one of the events yet, the last one is this Saturday (Nov. 22) and features everything LEGO.IMG 8427 768x1024 Toys R Us #LetsPlay Big Christmas Book is here and the Toys R Us Wish List App!

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DSC 0657 1024x682 Toys R Us #LetsPlay Big Christmas Book is here and the Toys R Us Wish List App!Hayley and I arrived for the Skylanders event on November 8th. They had an entire section dedicated to Skylanders and had fun, prizes, and games for the whole family. Hayley had so much hanging out with Geoffrey the Giraffe and seeing all the great selection of toys available at Toys “R” Us. While we were there, I also had a chance to experience the Toys “R” Us Wish List App as we were going through the store.DSC 0659 1024x682 Toys R Us #LetsPlay Big Christmas Book is here and the Toys R Us Wish List App!

The Toys “R” Us Wish List App is quite simple to work. You download this app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Then once downloaded, you are able to scan into the barcodes of toys that your kids like right into the app. The smartphone turns right into a scanner, allowing us parents to scan that must have toy barcode. Then this toy is then added to a digital Wish List that can be accessed on any smartphone or PC, and even can be shared with family/friends via SMS, email, Facebook, and Twitter. If you want to make purchases, you can do so right on the app as well.DSC 0662 1024x682 Toys R Us #LetsPlay Big Christmas Book is here and the Toys R Us Wish List App!

IMG 8424 575x1024 Toys R Us #LetsPlay Big Christmas Book is here and the Toys R Us Wish List App!As Hayley was going through the store, I scanned in all the toys she spotted and it added right to our online wish list. We scanned a lot that day and even some for her brother/sister! I am pretty sure the girl wants every single toy in Toys “R” Us! It was so easy to use and best of all, the app was completely free! What could be better!DSC 0669 1024x682 Toys R Us #LetsPlay Big Christmas Book is here and the Toys R Us Wish List App!

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Hayley and I saw so many awesome toys for the holiday season including baby dolls, LEGO, Skylanders, Frozen, Monster High, Barbie, My Little Pony, Little Live Pets, Lalaloopsy, board games, books, LeapFrog, Innotab, Thomas, Disney Minnie, Sofia the First, Paw Patrol, and more.

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DSC 0680 1024x682 Toys R Us #LetsPlay Big Christmas Book is here and the Toys R Us Wish List App!Be sure to pick up your copy of the Toys “R” Us Big Christmas Book and definitely download the Wish List App to make holiday shopping easy and seamless this holiday season! Have fun shopping. I know I did!

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