When I became a mom one of the first things that dawned on me (after the no sleep haze lifted) was I am now responsible for someone else’s well being. That was more than a little daunting. But it really forced me to reevaluate my own health and choices I made. One of our favorite brands that helps us stay healthy is Nordic Naturals.
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Did you know? 91% of all Americans are deficient in omega-3s. It is also a fact that omega-3 deficiency is the 8th leading cause of preventable death in the US. Yikes! Omega-3s are made up of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, and are considered essential because they are required for optimal health. Because they cannot be produced by the body, they must be obtained through diet and supplementation.
I do not want myself, my husband, or my children to be a part of this statistic. And I’m sure no other mom wants this for her family either! So let’s talk about diet and supplements, and see if we can improve the health of our families together.
You may have been reading lately about the benefits to following the Mediterranean Diet. The reason it is gaining popularity and viral status is because it helps combat obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. I’d say those are good enough reasons to make the switch don’t you? One of America’s leading advocates for heart disease prevention and board certified cardiologist Dr. Michael Ozner has written a book focusing on educating the hows and whys of the Mediterranean Diet as well as sharing delicious recipes. One of our new family favorite recipes from The Complete Mediterranean Diet by Dr. Michael Ozner is Chicken and Spicy Hummus!
The other side of the coin from diet is supplements. Nordic Naturals offers a variety of them perfect for each member of your family! Even our pets get the omega-3s they need! You can always count on Nordic Naturals to be made from the best ingredients out there. We LOVE our Nordic Naturals and daily take their multivitamins and DHA supplements.
Those probiotic gummies are new and very tasty!
Nordic Naturals is on a mission to eliminate the global omega-3 deficiency and to help people of every age live a better life. As the # 1 fish oil company in the US, they invoke a set of very high standards when producing their products. One of these standards is TASTE because in order for a fish oil to taste good it has to be outrageously fresh and if it doesn’t taste good, you won’t take it. Ensuring their products are PURE is the next important standard as they believe a fish oil supplement should be obsessively tested for high quality and they don’t just say it, they prove it. And finally LOVE, when Nordic Naturals manufactures their fish oil products they will not stop until it is passionately perfected, because nothing less will do. Their love for what they do and the people they do it for drives them to do it right at any cost. They do what they do for health, for the health of your children and your children’s children.
Thank you to all the Moms out there for all your hard work, sacrifice, love, and caring for your families!
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I’m not sure what is in the air, other than pollen, but it makes me want to rejuvenate my closet with cute clothes! Those cute clothes need to work with me though and I don’t mean just making my body look nice. I need clothes that can keep up with chasing the kids, spring sports, and even a quick getaway. Lucky for me (and you) all that is just a click away at prAna.com.
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Sustainable style with prAna means I can find that perfect balance between comfortable, stylish, fun, and functional! Their durable clothes hold up to even the busiest moms and dads out there. I already have quite a few prAna products (like this top) and I adore them.
As a part of Moms Meet I was given my choice of tops and jean color. I chose the Liana Sweater and Kara Jean. The sweater drew me in with it’s design- the hem line and open knit look. The Kara Jean has been raved about by a lot of friends of mine so the only hard part was picking the color!
Pair with one of prAna’s tanks for the perfect errand running, yoga, hiking, travel, or just because outfit. This sweater is lightweight and beautiful. It is made out of a blend of hemp and organic cotton making it incredibly soft. I just love the asymmetrical hem and angled stitching details.
The Kara Jean is a low rise, fitted, tapered leg demin made from organic cotton, polyester, and spandex. It is available in a wide variety of colors from solids to printed. This jean is one of prAna customers’ favorites and I can definitely see why. I love the way this pant fits and the way it looks on.
prAna started in 1992, making clothing that worked well for climbing and yoga. They soon realized that their clothing could go beyond that and decided to branch out with new products for every adventure, activity, and everyday life. The company also works together with like-minded businesses, promoting conservation and creating positive change int he world. Sustainable materials like organic cotton, hemp and recycled poly along with Fair Trade, and Renewable Energy initiatives are just a few of the things that prAna supports.
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After a busy Fall and snowy Winter, I am ready for Spring! Bring on the flowers, the cute baby animals, and Spring Break!
This year we are not traveling for break, but since both kids have hit growth spurts they were in desperate need of new clothes. Luckily, my neighborhood OshKosh B’Gosh has all we need for a fashionable Spring.
Kids fashion can be tricky. As a parent I want something classic and cute. My kids want something fun. OshKosh makes it easy to find styles we can all agree on.
Our Spring Break coincides with Easter. Every Easter is a chance to celebrate with family, hunt for eggs filled with treats (and if you’re lucky money), and sport new fancy clothes. We always dress our Sunday best and this year the kids couldn’t wait to get to OshKosh to shop.
As the kids were looking around, I was secretly gushing over suspenders I found. My son has never worn them and I wasn’t sure he would be as thrilled as I was. But he surprised me. After picking out his shirt, shorts, shoes, and jacket, he saw the suspenders and decided he had to have them. After trying them on, because they look cool Mommy but what are they? he declared he looked like a grownup which is super cool.
I just think he looks adorable, but what do I know? I’m also leaning towards going back for the bowtie!
My daughter is definitely the Princess of the family. She went straight for this beautiful pink dress, matching necklace, and silver sandals. Plus, despite what men might think of women, she found her outfit before my son was finished deciding on shoes!
I think she has great taste, this is the exact dress I had already spotted online at OshKosh.com and was hoping that she would pick! The white cardigan is embellished around the top with a little sparkle and versatile enough to wear with many different outfits.
We also picked up other Spring Break essentials- leggings, tunics, shorts, and shirts. OshKosh B’Gosh has everything you need to freshen up your kids’ wardrobe this Spring.
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Here are her tips for visiting Disneyland with the family!
Undeniably, Disneyland is the happiest place on earth. However, traveling with kids can be confusing, challenging, and a nightmare if you are not adequately prepared. Here are some incredible tips to ensure your trip to Disneyland with kids remains as enchanting and interesting as you have ever dreamed:
Tip #1: Stay on-site at the Disneyland Resort
Compared to hotels situated right across from the park entrance, staying at Disneyland resort is expensive. However, for most parents, being able to take a monorail back to their hotel for a swim or midday nap makes the expense worth it. Are you planning to stay in the park all day? Then bring a fold-up stroller with you. Alternatively, you can rent one by the entrance.
Tip #2: Bring extra water and snacks
You should never underestimate the magical power of water and snacks. Expect the security guards at the gate to inspect your bags before entering the park. You can always bring water and snacks into the park. All you need to do is avoid any glass item.
Tip #3: Utilize the FASTPASS system
Are you staying at a Disneyland resort? If yes, then you can enter the park before the other guests during the ‘Early Magic Hour’ days. All guests can use the FASTPASS system in order to save places in line for the popular rides. You can find the FASTPASS box at the ride entrance. After finding it, insert your ticket where you will obtain a ‘pass’ marked with a period that you can always return to the ride without having to line up. Abracadabra!
Tip #4: Use Disneyland’s baby center
Behind the Plaza Inn restaurant on the Main Street is a baby center. At this baby center, you can buy baby supplies such as baby food and diapers. The prices here are reasonable. At this baby center, you can also privately hire a nurse. The baby center is also Disneyland’s ‘lost child’ waiting area.
Tip #5: Save on Disneyland souvenirs and goodies
On your way to Disneyland, you can stop at Anaheim Walmart. It is three miles or less from the park, at 440 North Euclid. In addition to buying anything you forgot, you can purchase Disney-brand souvenirs and attire for a fraction of the price that you could have paid inside the park. You can also purchase a princess dress at a local Disney store when it is on sale to save costs.
Bonus Tip #6: Keep the Kids Happy in Lines
With our new ‘Unofficial’ Disneyland Activity & Autograph Book, your kids will be happily occupied during the long lines, waiting at the hotel and travelling! 66 pages of games, trivia, mazes and creatively designed autograph pages – no more boring blank autograph books! Get it now as a PDF download you can print yourself, or printed with a nice shiny cover. It’s sized to 6×9, so easy to carry with you at the parks! Nab yours for your next Disneyland vacation!
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Giveaway is open to US residents only. I was provided with a free copy of the book. All opinions belong to Danielle or myself.
Corner Bakery offers a variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I like that they use fresh ingredients, make a lot of things in house, and I have never been disappointed with my meals there. And these new dishes make a great reason for you to make a stop into your local store!
Chopped Salad features all-natural chicken, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, bleu cheese, tomatoes and green onions tossed with iceberg and romaine lettuce and a sweet and spicy house vinaigrette. This one is my personal favorite. Avocado & Bacon make everything better!
Pesto Cavatappi is made with all-natural grilled chicken and cavatappi pasta tossed in a rich pesto cream sauce and sprinkled with toasted bread crumbs. My husband said it was really good, I’ll have to take his word for it since he cleaned his plate.
And a trip to Corner Bakery with the kids is not complete without a Monster Cookie!
There is also a new breakfast offering that I cannot wait to try out! The Anaheim Scrambler is made with freshly scrambled eggs with applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, green onions and cheddar cheese, topped with avocado.
Corner Bakery wants you to come try their new favorites! Leave a comment telling me which meal you would try first and I will choose 1 winner via random.org to win $15 Gift Certificate to Corner Bakery! Winner will be chosen on February 19th! Check here to see if there is a Corner Bakery near you. Good luck!
Thank you to Corner Bakery for sending over gift certificates for myself and the winners. All opinions are my own.