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Personalization Mall

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I love the holidays. I love decorating, and the smells, and the foods, and everything about it! I also love all things personal and that represent my family. Personalization Mall has everything you could imagine to make your holiday extra special and gifts for all the loved ones in your life. One of my favorite things on the site is the tree skirts. What a beautiful way to represent your family on Christmas morning sitting around the tree opening gifts. These are great for you or to gift!
One of my family traditions is to get a personalized ornament with our names on every year. I love seeing our family grow and adding new names to our bunch. Personalization mall has a wide variety of personalized ornaments for you to choose from. Know someone that just bought a house? Get them a ornament to hang on their tree for their first Christmas in their new home. New baby? There's an ornament for that! Just married and celebrating their first Holiday as a married couple? You got it!
Personalization mall doesn't just have Christmas decorations. They have something for everyone. It is a one stop shop for gift shopping! They have clothing, things for the home, frames, kitchenware, celery, keepsakes, school and office supplies, toys and so so much more! You could spend hours browsing their site and get much of your Christmas shopping done! And the prices are very reasonable as well! Right now their sales prices are awesome! Go check them out and see what all you can find and do some Christmas shopping while you're there! You can check Personalization Mall out here. Don't forget to check out the Holiday cards to send to your family and friends too!

Yookidoo

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Summer may be over but water fun has just begun! Who says you can't splash around in your bath tub? These awesome products are sure to have your little one having fun during bath time!
The Yookidoo's stack and spray tub fountain helps kids learn the basic principles of physics all while having fun in the tub!
This award-winning bath toy’s base draws water up through the center, allowing kids to stack each of the brightly colored boat characters to create different water effects.  Teaches children cause & effect processes and concepts such as such as full/empty, float/sink, and high/low.  
  • 7 Unique Pieces each with Different Functions 
  • Specifically designed for little hands 
  • Easy for kids to turn on and off by themselves just press the orange peek a boo button. 
  • Boats and characters can float around the tub. 
  • For ages 1-6 years 
  • MSRP: $26.95. 
    You can find the Yookidoo Stack and spray tub fountain on AMAZON.

Meet Yookidoo’s newest addition to their award-winning line up of bath toys- The Submarine Spray Whale!Little deep sea divers will fall in love with this battery operated submarine and friendly whale tub companion! The patented pumping system magically draws water from the tub, creating a safe, recycled water flow that streams through the diver shower head.  The diver shower head’s easy grip design allows little hands to direct the water flow anywhere in the tub for splish, splashy fun or into the whale to create a cool spraying action.   
  • For ages 2-6 years 
  • MSRP: $27.99 
    You can find the Yookidoo submarine spray whale on AMAZON.

Quack, quack!   Little ones have tons of pool fun with the candy-striped Yookidoo® Musical Duck Race that comes with four cute duckies that ring around the fountain.  Press the leaf-leaver to activate one of nine random sound and water effects and place a duck on top of the water fountain for even more water effects. This musical tub toy develops hand-eye coordination, cause and effect, and teaches colors and counting. MSRP: $37.99. Available online at AMAZON

My Magic Mud

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Are you looking for a natural toothpaste or tooth powder that gives you a naturally white smile? My Magic Mud whitening toothpowder and toothpaste whiten your teeth and improve your oral hygiene. My Magic Mud is black in color. It has a revolutionary formula leaving your teeth feel super clean and looking sparkling. Toothpaste comes in 4 delicious flavors: peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, and cinnamon clove. I have personally tried wintergreen and it has a nice subtle taste that does not over power your mouth and left my teeth feeling super clean!
What are the benefits of using My Magic Mud you ask? First it whitens and polishes your teeth naturally. It also deeply cleans your teeth and removes the toxins with its activated charcoal. My Magic Mud is gentle on your enamel and reduces the sensitivity of your teeth and gums. My Magic Mud started as a simple home remedy by a mother of four looking for something safe and effective for her family and has blossomed into a successful small business.
My Magic Mud is so much more then a toothpaste and toothpowder. This company produces products that are vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, non GMO, and does not contain fluoride. It is everything you want and need in a tooth paste! It feels slightly different then an ordinary toothpaste and I always giggle when I am brushing and have black teeth but I am left with a satisfying feeling knowing my teeth are getting the best! I even had a dentist appointment recently and at that point have been using My Magic Mud for about a month and he said my teeth are beautiful. He did not even know I switched to a new type of toothpaste! You can purchase My Magic Mud for 9.99 here or look for other retailers.

Ark Therapeutic

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When this little guy started speech we were discussing ways to 'wake up' his mouth and tools we could use to help that. This is a whole new world to me so after discussing it and doing our research we decided the Zvibe by Ark Therapeutic was a good fit for J. The Zvibe is the ultimate vibrating oral motor for speech therapy, feeding therapy, and sensory stimulation. You can use it to provide tactile oral cues, to direct the articulators, and to wake up the mouth. You may also use it to increase oral awareness and tone, decrease mouth stuffing, drooling, oral defensiveness, texture aversions, to soothe, calm, and self organize, to improve focus and concentration, to work on oral motor exercises, and so so much more!
J had an open mouth posture before using the Zvibe and he was also drooling. He is almost 2.5 years old and when we first started speech he had about 10 words, for those unfamiliar 2 year olds should have around 200 words. The words that J did have were understandable by mom and dad but usually not others. He has been using the Zvibe for little over a month now and his mouth is generally closed and the drooling has stopped.
J increased his word count from 10 to about 45 words. Progress is slow but he is improving which is very exciting. Another way we use the Zvibe is for a calming device. Using the 'bite and chew' tip during a tantrum we us the Zvibe to try and divert his attention. He enjoys the calm, vibrating motion and the tip that he can bite down on. Many times this will help calm him down so we can try and figure out what his want or need is at that time. We use the Probe tip on his cheeks and to press down on his tongue and we use the Preefer tip to roll from cheek- over tongue- to next cheek. We also use the Preefer tip to roll it over J's lips.
The Zvibe is so easy to use and wash. The tips just screw on and to turn in on you screw in the bottom. Another tool that J likes to use to strengthen his mouth is a chew tool called a grabber. It has a handle he can hold and he literally just bites down on it. The Grabber comes in different toughness from soft to extra extra tough depending on your child's needs. Ark Therapeutic also offers many stylish chewlery depending on your needs!
If you are looking for a great starter kit they offer one with 2 chew tools, 1 Zvibe and 4 tips that come in a case for about 60 USD. You can find out more information about Ark Therapeutic and find something for all of your or your child's oral needs here!

Bubble Bum

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One thing that is always difficult is finding car seats and booster seats that fit multiple across. I am a mom of three and when I was choosing my car I had to keep in mind that boosters and car seats needed to fit. The Bubble Bum booster is the perfect size for fitting three across!
What I love is the values they have at Bubble Bum! Here is what it lists on their website:
“At BubbleBum we feel it is important that we are clear in how we behave and treat each other. We promise to keep these values in our daily lives, not just in the office. They are fundamental to the decisions we make and WHO we are. As a mum, these are things that are also important to our kids. Our vision is to create a global brand of products which are cool, functional and innovative travel solutions for families Some of the values that define us are :
  • We will always act with integrity and honesty.
  • We will always act in the best interest of the company but never to the detriment of the safety of children.
  • We will speak as if others are listening and write only what we would like others to read.
  • We want our team to dream big and be part of the dream.
  • We will be consciously positive in our speech and all communication at all times.
  • Always take the business seriously, never take ourselves too seriously
  • We will choose to have a great day!”
How awesome is that??
You can purchase the Bubble Bum booster for 35.65 USD. Find them on their website HERE.https://www.bubblebum.co/product-category/travel-car-booster-seat/ They come in a variety of colors and are perfect for children 4-11 years of age. They are perfect for travel and everyday use!

Tranquilo Mat

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SLEEP! We all need it and with a newborn sometimes it can be very difficult! The Tranquilo Mat is here to save you from that fourth trimester stage! Your baby is used to being warm and snug inside your belly and when they enter this world it is cold and they need to get used to their newfound limbs. The Tranquilo Mat mimics the sounds and motions of the mother's womb.
Tranquilo Mat is the only portable, soothing, vibrating mat designed for use anytime, anywhere. Unlike vibrating chairs that require breaking contact with your baby, Tranquilo allows you to comfort your baby in your arms. Lightweight and compact, it can easily be folded up and placed in a diaper bag. Tranquilo Mat is versatile and can be used independently or in conjunction with other soothing methods.
The Tranquilo Mat is CPSIA safe and has been tested by a third party laboratory in the USA. The mat is designed to exceed all CPSIA testing and standards. Tranquilo Mat is a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Winner.
The large Tranquilo Mat is best used for bassinets, cribs, pack and plays, activity mats, play pens, and all those larger spaces where baby likes to hang out (and cry). Does your baby get fussy at the sight of a crib? Instead of bouncing up and down or driving around the block, try a large Tranquilo Mat at naptime.
The small Tranquilo Mat is perfect for baby carriers, strollers, car seats (used over baby after he or she has been properly buckled in), and other smaller portable devices. Heading out to the airport or driving to Grandma’s house? Our small mat can easily travel with any on-the-go baby.
The small mat is priced at 84.99 USD and the large mat is priced at 99.99 USD. You can purchase them HERE.So if you are looking for a hopeful solution for sleep and comfort for your newborn, head on over and try this awesome product!

Gifts for new moms

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As a new mom getting gifts that make my life easier is so nice! These gifts will be sure to make a new mom in your life happy! 



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Every laboring, new and breastfeeding mom needs to stay hydrated and Precidio’s Drink in the Box Unique. This is aslim and sleek, fashionable reusable drink box, perfect for keeping hydrated at all times. It is patented, BPA and Phthalate free, won't squirt or leak. One hand operation to easily close keeping you and your baby and bag dry. 
Age range: 6 years +
Available Sizes: 12 oz.
Available Colors: Black, White, Clear/Black, Clear/White
MSRP: $15.99



Nanobebe’s Smooth Beginnings Newborn Gift Set is what every laboring or new mom needs! This exclusive gift set includes some of our most innovative products: Breastmilk Bottles to help preserve breastmilk nutrients during storage and warming and our non-electric Smart Warming Bowl for quick and even warming of breastmilk.  The set also features essential accessories such as medium flow and slow flow nipples and breast pump adaptors.  Also included are our Microwave Steam Sterilizer, which quickly eliminates household bacteria, and our space-saving Compact Drying Rack.
• Breastmilk Bottles – designed to preserve breastmilk nutrients
• Smart Warming Bowl – unique geometry of bottle and bowl enables efficient warming of breastmilk
• Microwave Steam Sterilizer – quickly eliminates 99.9% of household bacteria
• Compact Drying Rack – fast, hygienic drying, slim storage
Age range: adult
MSRP: $94.99


Baby Care by e-cloth’s Luxury Hooded Towel offers the next generation of super-soft, micro-dry technology for quick drying and extra absorption.  By reducing dampness, babies are dryer, warmer and happier after bath time.  With a sumptuous look and feel plus exceptional drying performance, the Luxury Hooded Towel offers the next generation of towel technology. Your baby will enjoy the softness, while the fibers rapidly draw moisture for quicker and easier drying. No more crying after bath time - a warm and cozy baby is a happy, smiling baby. High Performance drying combined with elegant luxury and a contemporary look. Uses Micro-dry technology for quick drying due to extra absorption.
Color/Styles: Pink, Blue and Grey
Age range: Birth-12 months
MSRP: $39.99 


Instead of a white noise machine or having to “shush” your baby on your own (which can become exhausting) calm your baby from her manic cries with the Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother. This innovative baby calming and sleep device is one of the only products on the market that uses a recorded human voice to help with baby sleep training. This device for babies features rhythmic recorded “shushes” which can play up to 30 minutes at a time. This helps to interrupt your baby’s crying session and engages their relaxation and calming reflex. It’s also a wonderful way to help dad participate in bonding and soothing baby. The Baby Shusher is great for getting baby to calm (or sleep) in the car, crib, stroller, etc. The adjustable volume on the unit is ideal for accommodating you and your baby’s personal needs during the night without keeping everyone awake and during the day too. Perfect for travel, the Baby Shusher is also the perfect shower gift! Strap Included, BPA Free, 2 AA batteries included. Only 3.2 ounces and dimensions are: 2.3 x 2.3 x 5 inches
Age range: Birth+
MSRP: $39.00
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Every new mom needs this cream in case their baby ever has diaper rash. Olen Cosmetics has created *the* best solution to this dilemma with their Baby Butz Cream. The safest and most effective diaper rash treatment available without a prescription. 100% natural ingredients and 30% zinc oxide. Used in hospital neonatal units and many pediatricians hand out samples plus medical professionals have endorsed this cream. No Chemicals, no Alcohol, no perfumes and hypoallergenic.
Age range: Birth+
MSRP: $6.49 (2 ounces)


Lassig’s multipurpose, sustainable Extra Large Bamboo Burp and Swaddle is made of pre-washed, easy to clean and breathable 100% bamboo fiber, a fast-growing raw material, and can be used as a burp or swaddle cloth. The cloths feature a friendly, cheerful Lela print and are available as a triple pack in a variety of colors for girls and boys. These cloths are especially soft, since they are pre-washed, and will become softer after every wash. Bamboo is also easy on the skin and at the same time easy on resources. The multipurpose, sustainable cloth can be machine washed, and is especially gentle on your baby's skin, making it perfect for your baby's everyday routine.
Dimensions: 47 inches square
Age range: Birth+ 
MSRP: $28.50




HABA’s Star Clutching Toy will give your little star something to fun chew on and is the perfect item for every new mom. Made from food-grade silicone, with its varying textures and grippy feel, babies will love grasping, examining and gnawing on it as they discover and learn about their senses.
Dimensions: Length: 3.75, Width: 2.75
Age range: 6 months+
MSRP: $6.99


There’s nothing more important to a teething baby than having teethers on hand at all times and the Marcus & Marcus Teether is perfect for soothing your teething baby’s tender gums. Stash them in your car, purse, diaper bag, and around the house so they are always close at hand for baby. These animal-themed teethers are food-grade, brightly colored and designed for baby-safe fun. They are molded from BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free materials. Top-rack dishwasher safe, microwave and freezer safe and they coordinate with other Marcus & Marcus mealtime accessories!
Age range: 6 months+
MSRP: $8.99/each
Available Characters/Colors: Marcus the Lion (Red), Pokey the Pig (Pink), Lola the Giraffe (Yellow), Ollie the Elephant (Green) and Willo the Whale (Purple)

Breaking Gender Barriers

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Toys do not have to have a gender. My sons love playing with dolls and trucks. So these great toys are breaking down those barriers! 




Marcus&Marcus 6 Piece Package
This package includes everything you need to bring the wonderful life of Marcus&Marcus to your baby's meal times. It comes with the: Silicone Adjustable Baby Bib, Spoon, Learning Chopsticks, Placemat, Collapsible Bowl, and Teether. Choose between Marcus the Lion, Pokey the Pig, Ollie the Elephant, Willo the Whale, Lola the Giraffe or collect them all!

Available at www.Amazon.com, $79.99



Zookeeper Sorting Box (from HABA usa)
With this sorting box, children have twice as much fun! Just like in a real zoo, within every vivarium there is a slide: If pushed down, only the half wood shapes fit through the opening. If pushed upward, the opening is large enough for the whole wood shape. This is fun because as children play, they can pretend to feed the animals while becoming more familiar with color and shape recognition. 
​Available 
at www.HABAusa.com, $34.99

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Wildlife Trolley Suitcase
Whether your little one is heading off on a Jungle excursion or just going to Grandma's for the day, this rolling Wildlife Trolley Suitcase from Lassig will help make traveling a little easier. Not only will little ones love venturing around the train station or airport with luggage just like the grown-ups, but it allows for adults to focus on juggling their own bags. In addition to the wheels, features include telescoping pull handle, deep main pocket with mesh pockets and zipper divider within, carrying handle, and front zipper pocket. Available in six bright Wildlife designs: Elephant, Turtle, Birdie, Tiger, Giraffe, and Rhino.
​Available at www.Amazon.com, $49.99​



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PlayTape
Printed to look like a road, PlayTape Classic Road Series is a roll of removable tape that’s perfect for playing with die-cast toy and model cars like HotWheels® and Matchbox®. PlayTape is the fastest way to create roads for imaginative play, display, or decoration. Make instant roads, anytime, anywhere!
​Available in stores at Walmart on online at www.Amazon.com, $8.99-$13.99 

ZIPIT Grillz Backpack
At school, around the city or on the go, ZIPIT Grillz Large Backpack is a cool and practical way to take with you everything you need. The exterior pocket unzips to reveal shiny grillz which, along with the eyes and hood, make this backpack a force to be reckoned with.
​ Available in six different colors: Lime, pink, grey, green, camo grey and black. ​
​Available in stores at Target, or online at  http://www.just-zipit.com,  and Target! $24.99​


On The Farm Threading Game

Free threading or following the templates? Little threading experts can choose. If there are two players, they can play an exciting tactile game and take turns to pull the play figures out of the tactile bag. Set comes with 2 threads with stable, 1 cow, 1 calf, 1 horse, 1 foal, 1 cloverleaf, 1 flower, 1 milk churn, 1 horseshoe, 4 templates, 1 little tactile bag.
Available at www.HABAusa.com, $29.99

Robots: The toy trend taking over!

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One toy trend that s sure to catch your child's interest is Robots! Lots of children love to build and work with their hands! These toys are sure to spark your child's interest! 



Design and Drill Robot



My boys loved putting this robot together! There are different ways they can create their own! 
Product Description: Beep! Boop! The Design & Drill® Robot is the perfect introduction to STEM learning through basic engineering and construction play. 
Product Features + Benefits: 
· Rockin' robot with swivel head, arms and upper body 
· Includes colored bolts and kid-friendly screwdriver 
· Customize with decorative stickers 
Age range: 3-6 years 
MSRP: $12.99
Where to buy online: www.EducationalInsights.com
Social Media Links:
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Gears! Gears! Gears! Factory building robot set



This building set will keep your child busy for hours! It has many different ways to assemble and create their own building sets! 

Product Description: Build and rebuild your own robot factory with this colorful set! Robots spin and bounce around. Use the included stickers to bring the factory to life. Works with all Gears! Gears! Gears!® sets. 
Product Features + Benefits: 
· Kids practice engineering skills as they build their own pretend robot factory 
· Mix and match pieces can be constructed endless different ways 
· Includes Robots, stickers, and more 
· A new addition to the classic gears! gears! gears! toy line. Combine it with other sets! 
Age range: 4+ years 
MSRP: $39.99
Where to buy online: https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Resources-Gears-Factory-Building/dp/B01LXRYPNI
Social Media Links:
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Memo Robots Matching Game



Matching games are great for shaping young minds! These robot cards really work the brain! 

Product Description: The Purple Cow brings back to life the good old memory games. Designed in a beautiful tubular box with large round and durable play cards.
 Product Features + Benefits: 
· 20 pairs in each game 
· Each child can find their own favorite title - dogs, funny faces, dinosaurs, robots and illustrated animals. 
Age range: 3 years and up 
MSRP: $7.43 
Product link: http://www.the-purple-cow.com/products_detail/1/2299/Memo_-_Robots 
Where to buy online: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZER7HZU/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me

Giant introduces new Toasted Coconut flavor!

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Giant is at it again with their amazing new limited time only flavors! Coconut has been a huge trend and with summer around the corner what a better flavor to come out with! There is something for everyone's interest from sweet to savory! The granola went amazing in my yogurt in the morning and my new pregnancy craving has been pancakes so the toasted coconut pancake mix has satisfied that need!

If you are looking fir a refreshing drink the toasted coconut water is where it is at! And my boys could not get enough of the cookies! You are going to want to grab extras of your favorites because once they are gone, they are gone! So run out quick and get these yummy goodies! 



You can find out more information at Giant's website! And one lucky winner will win a 25 dollar gift card by commenting and telling me which product sounds yummy to you!