When I give my kids a tasty treat I want to make sure it is also good for them. Recently, the kids spotted these new juice drinks and they HAD to try them. I think the Disney characters on top lured them in! After reading the label, I decided to give these new juices a try.
Good2Grow juice blends are all of the good stuff you want in a juice without any of the bad. You won’t find GMOs, artificial colors/flavors, preservatives, or added sugar in these drinks. I can let my kids enjoy them without cringing or stressing about what is in the bottle!
Perfect compliment to any meal
Why I love them:
- Non-GMO with organic options
- 1 cup o fruit per container
- Recyclable, BPA Free
- The tops are cute and reusable. Just by the refills, screw them on and go!
- No Spill- yes truly! I tested this one out and so did my son…
- Perfect for on the go- picnics, field trips, or running errands
The kids love them because they taste yummy, all the different characters to choose from we want them all!, and they taste yummy- so yummy they mentioned that twice.
Just the facts about Good2Grow
- Good2GrowTM beverages are made from 100% fruit juice, as well as fruit and veggie blends. Their drinks never contain any added sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
- Six delicious varieties,including 100% AppleJuice, 40% less sugar Apple Juice and purified water, 100% Fruit Punch, Tropical Fruit Medley V-Blend, Strawberry Kiwi V-Blend, and Organic 100% Apple Juice.
- All bottles are BPA-free, non-GMO, recyclable, dishwasher safe, and reusable.
- Refill packs of good2growTM drinks are available in packages of six.
- TheV-Blend beverages (Strawberry Kiwi and Tropical Fruit Medley) contain at least 22% less sugar than traditional juice blends. They also contain one combined serving of fruits and vegetables, which provides your kids with 100% of their daily vitamin C intake.
Find Good2Grow at Babies R Us, Walgreens and more. Use this store locator to find a retailer near you!
And a special treat for my readers: Visit this special link to register to win a good2grow birthday party AND $500! Just for signing up, you will receive a Free Refill 6 Pack with the purchase of a single serve bottle!
Which character would your kids be the most excited about?
This post is sponsored by Global Influence. All opinions are my own.
This past year my little man has turned into my little soccer star. I never thought soccer would be something he would take to but I signed him up for a little beginners class at his insistence. Then boom- he was off and loving the game. I have always believed playing on a sports team is important to for children. Not only does it help with motor skills, but also listening skills, and teamwork. Since he enjoys it and is good at it looks like I’m moving from soccer fan to soccer mom- no minivans though.
Although right now he’s not old enough to compete in a competitive league, I remember from my little league days how the costs of sports can add up. Fees to join the league/team, uniforms, the shoes, it goes on and really can put a damper on your wallet.
That is where PearUp.com comes into play!
Pear is a social platform that helps groups earn sponsorship from brands for FREE. Pear does all the work, matching sponsors with groups and organizations, in the goal to make sponsorship easy for both parties.
What’s the catch? There is no catch! It is free to participate, no cost to you, and no donations are required.
Ritz Bits Snack For Your Champion Program is offering more than $100,000 to sponsor to youth soccer teams across the country by providing team apparel or providing a donation for team/league fees. Ritz Bits simply wants to generate goodwill in the youth soccer community.
How it works:
- Groups earn sponsorship money by creating a Pear for their group and sharing with others who complete digital incentives to earn more money.
- Each group can earn up to $1,000 within a 10-day time frame.
- That $1,000 can be used toward team apparel or can simply be a donation to the soccer team for team/league fees.
- Each team member completes digital steps on behalf of Ritz Bits to earn dollars – things like liking Ritz Bits on Facebook, following Ritz Bits on Instagram or signing up for an email.
- For every step team members complete, they’ll get dollars towards their goal.
- The more tasks you complete, the more dollars you earn for your sponsorship.
- At the end of the 10-day period, group leaders claim an online certificate for the amount earned redeemable at any Pear printer or a check will be made out to the individual responsible for handing financials for the soccer team or organization.
As I said, my little man is not on a competitive league team yet. But I encourage you to join me in supporting the Pear of team: Kings Park Warriors
You can create your own Pear for your child’s soccer team! Choose either uniform or team/league fees for your fundraiser. If you create a Pear for your children please share in the comments so we can all help support your superstars!
The family and I saw Planes Fire and Rescue in 3D a few nights ago. We are big fans of the first Planes, especially my little guy so you can imagine his excitement when I told him we were seeing Fire and Rescue!
The movie starts with Dusty, fresh off his big win at Wings Across the World, taking on race after race. He is a phenomenon in the racing world, remember he was just a crop duster. One day he pushes himself too hard and almost crashes. Dottie tells Dusty his gear box is shot, out of production, and he can not race anymore. As any athlete who gets crushing news in the midst of a promising career, Dusty doesn’t take it very well. While he is working out his feelings he accidentally causes a fire in Propwash Junction. This causes a big fuss and the town realizes that one old fire truck is not enough to keep their town safe.
Dusty, knowing this is his fault, volunteers to go train with the Ariel Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack. He is out of his element, but quickly learns this isn’t about headlines and glory but real work, sacrifice, and teamwork. Thanks to his new friends, Dusty finds a place for himself and learns more about himself than any race could ever have taught him.
We LOVED it. This movie has it all- a great storyline, action, and laughs. The overall moral of the story is a lesson for us all. It’s not about boasting how great you are or how many races you can win, it’s about courage, strength, honor, and humility. These are the important things in life.
One of my favorite characters is Windlifter. He is the wise, green helicopter who seems Native American if a helicopter can be classified as anything. He made me smile with his omniscient-like knowledge of fires. And reminded me how my great grandmother, who was 1/2 cherokee, use to tell us about the weather before it happened. The film crew also worked with an associate professor of American Studies to ensure Windlifter was authentic. He also helped develop the folklore Windlifter shares with the others, which are based on real Native American stories.
My daughter loves Dipper. She says she is a lot of fun and a good friend for Dusty. Although I think Dipper would love to marry Dusty so she can watch him sleep forever. If you are a Modern Family fan like me, you will recognize Dipper’s voice as the one and only Julie Bowen.
The Smoke Jumpers provide a lot of comic relief. They fearlessly jump out of Cabbie and tackle anything they find on the ground. Even when situations aren’t the best, this team keeps their head gaskets about them to find a way out.
Real life heroes inspired this movie. The filmmakers worked closely with fire fighters, the National Park service, helicopter pilots, and attended an arial supervision course. Planes paid homage to the men and women who fight fires and save lives.
Winnie and Harvey are the adorable elderly RV couple Dusty and crew meets at the lodge. They are exactly how I would imagine my grandmother’s RV acting if it could talk.
It’s not just all work and no fun. These guys have a favorite show, maybe you’ve heard of it?
In the end Dusty has to realize what is important to him, how to be a real hero, and he learns just how special our fire and rescue teams are.
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Planes Fire and Rescue is in theaters everywhere today!
Most weeks I can make the gym regularly. Life likes to happen though so sometimes the gym is out of the question, unless I go at 6am and sorry I like my sleep too much for that. Because of those kinds of days I started to look for ways to get in some sort of exercise no matter what.
These workouts won’t give you your ultimate mile time, best distance, or even be the most grueling workout ever. What these workouts lack in that they make up for in spending time with your kids, getting the whole family active, and anything is better than sitting on the couch doing nothing. Right?
1. Take the kids for a run
Sure it is more like a fast walk for you but you will still cover some ground, get in your steps, and burn calories. Side note: this is also a fantastic way to wear them out for nap/bedtime. Not that I would know or anything…
2. Head to the playground and participate.
Yes I said participate. No that doesn’t include Instagraming the sunlight shining on your kid’s hair perfectly. We all read that a article about being the mom on their phone at the park. Well stick it to her and everyone else. Get on the swings, slide down the slides if you can fit, they seem to be smaller than I remember or play tag. You will remember how much you loved this as a kid, your kids will love having fun with you, and if you promise not to break something go ahead and show them how to jump off a moving swing.
3. Play video games
Wait isn’t that a couch activity? Not if you’re playing Wii Sports or one of the dance games. You are up, moving, albeit awkwardly, and a little competitive spirit never hurt anyone.
4. Go to a bounce house or a pool
You can’t tell by the picture but I’m exhausted from climbing up those tiny stairs a million times!
If you haven’t been in a moon bounce or trampoline playhouse yet, you are missing out! Parents get to play with the kids and it’s awesome. You are never too old for bouncing. Pools are great for the same reason, everyone can join. That means no laying on the chair sunbathing. You will still get sun in the pool too. Swimming is also one of the best exercises out there, especially if you have joint issues.
5. Turn boring chores like laundry and vacuuming into a workout.
They suck and you have to do them, why not get something out of them? Do squats with the never empty laundry baskets, make it harder by trying to lift them with the kids hiding in them. I like to do lunges when I vacuum, tone my glutes and quads and get all those crumbs at the same time.
Do you have another way to get in fitness no matter where you are? I would love to hear it!
Have you ever wanted to learn from and be around moms like you who are trying to raise their kids the natural way? I know I have! If you are like me then the WOW Summit is the place for you.
The Moms Meet WOW Summit will take place this year in Orlando, Florida from November 7-9th. I am bummed I will not be able to make it. From what I have read about the event last year it is an amazing time of learning, growing, and making friends with moms just like you and me.
Not only will you be able to sit in on amazing speakers, but dive even deeper in small groups designed to answer questions and offer advice on specific subjects. Head over to the exhibitor room and meet -and- greet with sponsors, sample products, and more. Not to mention, WOW Summit also has giveaways throughout the conference courtesy of the sponsors. I heard someone won a trip last year!
WOW Summit has some great sponsors this year like Zevia, SweetLeaf, Solgar, Kiwi Magazine, KiwiShop, and Garden of Life. Each attendee will receive a swag bag worth $150! I wish I could tell you to grab a bag for me!
Some of the awesome speakers and topics this year include:
- Robyn O’Brien founder of AllergyKids: Food for 21st Century Families: how health changes affected our kitchens
- Heather White executive director of Environmental Working Group: Green Your Homes: Simple steps to a planet-friendly house
What is WOW Summit all about?
As part of our mission to bring like-minded moms together, we held our first ever WOW Summit last year—and now we’re bringing it back! Just like last time, we’re giving moms like you the chance to attend expert-led seminars and workshops, sample amazing products, and connect with your peers. Plus, throughout the conference, there will be a ton of chances to score free products and prizes. (Last year, we gave away a vacation to Mexico!) To get a sneak peek of all the fun, check out our recap from the 2013 Summit.
Get 50% off registration if you register by July 31st and if you register before August 1st get a chance to win tickets to Walt Disney World® Resort!
There is more. Share on social media about WOW Summit with family and friends and receive an additional 20% discount on registration!
One lucky Teachable Mommy fan will win a full conference pass!
You do not have to be a blogger to attend WOW Summit, only a mom who wants to raise her family the natural way. And you have to be able to get to Orlando November 7-9!
I am a Moms Meet blogging ambassador and was asked to share about the WOW Summit on my blog. Good luck to everyone who enters!