Travel Must-Haves to Keep Babies Smiling

While tiny babies are oh-so-cute, it’s also crucial to keep them oh-so-happy, especially when traveling. These fabulous products will make travel with an infant much more seamless and fun so you can hopefully all sleep well at night!

Ride Safely in Style

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Coming soon: The Evolution Pro 2 Infant Car Seat by Kiddy USA introduces some game-changing technology into the car seat equation. It is the only infant car seat that offers a lie-flat position when the car seat is being used either inside OR outside the car. Engineered in Germany with incomparable safety features, the Evolution Pro 2 is perfect for preemies and newborns whose neck muscles have not fully developed and that have other medical or respiratory needs. Available in 8 colors. For Birth +. MSRP: $499.99. Available online at www.BuyBuyBaby.com

Play Time

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Babies will say roar with the Adorable Roary Lion My First Activity Friend for Baby from Playgro. He comes with a C clip for easy attachment to stroller and car seats, makes a ‘growling’ sound when you move him around, special crinkle sounds in the mane, different textures to explore and hanging click-clack plastic rings. Roary loves to roar and play with any on the go baby! For ages 0+.  MSRP: $14.99. Available online at www.Amazon.com

Feeding Made Simple

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COMING SOON: Feeding reinvented! Nanobébé is the first and only bottle designed to deliver more breastmilk nutrients to your baby. Not only that, its unique shape allows you to speed up prep time and calm your crying baby. MSRP: $69.99 (Back to Work Set)  www.nanobebe.com

 

Say No to Germs

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Clean up is a breeze with the Chemical-free Stroller & Car Seat Cloth by Baby Care by e-cloth. It removes over 99% of bacteria from all hard surfaces using just water – no harmful chemicals, no chemical residue. Perfect for travel since those strollers and car seats get extra dirty, especially on planes. Plus, it is guaranteed to last for 300 machine washes.  MSRP: $7.99. Available online at www.ecloth.com/Baby-Care-by-ecloth

Cozy Up

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Miracle Baby’s Muslin Swaddle blankets are the perfect blankets to keep baby cozy without overheating. The special breathable material is lightweight, flexible, and helps regulate body temperature while also providing comfort. Parents will love the versatility of these oversized blankets and find that their uses are endless: from swaddling a naptime, to play time and feedings. For ages Birth-14 months. MSRP: $21.95-$39.95. Available online at www.miracleware.com.

 

 

Stay CULER Sweepstakes: Win A Set of Portable, Personal Air Coolers!!!

If you want to beat the heat without spending a fortune on electric bills, enter our Stay CULER Sweepstakes. Five lucky winners will each receive a set of two CULER portable, personal air coolers ($540 value) to keep cool indoors, outdoors and even on the go!

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Beginning May 1, 2017, you can enter for a chance to win! Each subsequent week for five weeks CULER will give away a set of two CULER Flash Evaporative Air Coolers! CULER has created the most advanced portable personal air cooler. No longer do you need to cool your entire house to stay cool…and with this sweepstakes, you do not even have to pay for a chance to win and stay CULER all summer!

Eligibility:

 Continental USA (All states but Alaska and Hawaii), 21 and older

Start Date:

 May 1, 2017

End Date:

 June 5, 2017

Entry Frequency:

 One time per person with valid email address

Sweepstakes Prizes:

 A set of two CULER Portable, Personal Air Coolers ($540 Value) to five winners

 One lucky winner announced every Tuesday for five weeks

Click here to enter for your chance to win!

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– Stay CULER and Win!

Doctor Recommended Hot Healthy Hair Tips

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As summer is in full swing, it’s important to put your best hair forward with healthy and gorgeous locks that are sure to impress. From taking essential vitamins to a simple head massage, hair restoration expert Dr. Baiju Gohil breaks down some easy ways to get enviable hair this season.

 

Dr. Gohil is a board-certified surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, dedicated to hair restoration and hair loss treatment. He opened Robotic Hair Restoration Long of Island (RHRLI) in July of 2015 and continues to transform the lives of his male and female patients.

 

 

His hair expertise is unparalleled with over 10 years of experience and you can check out his hot hair tips here:

 

  1. Vitamins: Vitamins A, C and E can play a vital role when it comes to having beautiful and healthy hair. Adding biotin, zinc, magnesium and niacin can also have significant benefits.
  2. Eat Right: Eating the right foods can provide essential nutrients for your scalp and hair follicles. Foods high in protein and iron are extremely important, as well as enriched foods containing omega-3.  It’s also important to be careful of those crash diets that can void your body of these vitamin enriched foods and proteins.
  3. Hair Care: External hair care is vital if you want healthy hair. Weekly deep conditioning is crucial for maintenance and limiting the use of heat (curling irons/hair dryers/flat irons) will minimize damage to your hair. Finally, applying essential oils 2-3 times a week and limiting hair washing to every 2-3 days can also be beneficial.
  4. Massages: Massaging the scalp as often as possible is also very helpful in promoting healthy hair. This increases the blood flow to the follicles, helping to provide important nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles.
  5. Therapy: If someone is suffering from hair loss, there are three FDA cleared and approved therapies that can help to slow down and possibly stabilize that process in both men and some women, depending on the underlying cause. Low level laser therapy, finasteride (Propecia/men only), and topical minoxidil (Rogaine-5% for men and 2% for women) may all be helpful depending on your situation.

The remains of 27 wards found in storage facility in Henderson, NV

Victims and their family members and local advocates,

 

My anger continues to grow with the ineptitude and lack of intentionally by Nevada’s elected and judicial leadership.  Fox 5 reporting on last night’s news of storage locker salvager Billy Smith finding the remains of 27 of April Parks wards in a storage facility in Henderson, NV is just another example.

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I spoke with AG investigator Jaclyn O’Malley’s supervisor, Tony Kotlarz (now retired) in October 2015 just a month after AG and Metro investigators raided Parks offices.  He assured me they had cracked the case and no longer wanted or needed my help.  “We have this fully under control…go back to whatever it is that you do” was his quote.  He never spoke to me again.  18 months later, on March 8, 2017, Parks’ indictment came down.  In 18 months of having the investigation “fully under control” investigators never found a receipt for this storage unit or fielded a complaint from a family looking for remains of a dead relative?

 

Parks fully damaged her victims estates and their lives.  My analysis shows she, and her attorneys, acquired over $20 million in estate assets that Norheim never held her accountable for and the criminal court prosecution refused to recognize.  Judge Charles Hoskin and Commissioner Jon Norheim denied EVERY COMPLAINT OR OBJECTION filed by families against Parks in the 13 years that Norheim sponsored Parks, Jared Shafer, and Denise Comastro’s actions.  The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline continues to defend the one way bias of Hoskin and Norheim; legitimate family members were always bad and certain attorneys and guardians claims were always legitimized regardless of the evidence.  Human trafficking under the color of law is still human trafficking.  These people were trafficked for their estates and Jon Norheim was steadfastly committed to letting it happen for 15 years.

 

The $500K Parks is charged with stealing from 130 victims was only a small portion of her damages and theft.  The case I reported to the AG’s office in Carson City on March 11, 2015 is far from being cracked.  Exploitation through Nevada’s Family Courts statewide is back on the rise.

Help Your Child Avoid Summer Tantrums with These 5 Tips from Brain Balance

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Confession time: I absolutely hate summer sometimes. I know—summer is supposed to be full of blue skies, popsicles, and sprinklers. But it can be a lot of pressure to keep the kids occupied when school is out. It’s hard for me to set the kids up with activities that keep them learning and engaged. It can be particularly tough for parents of kids with behavioral, social, or learning difficulties.

So I partnered with Brain Balance [www.brainbalancecenters.com]—a drug-free, holistic approach to addressing the challenges of behavioral, social, or learning disabilities—to try some of their summer activities, and to share a little bit about their philosophy. And let me tell you, their activities actually work. I’m so excited to keep this momentum going into the summer!

First, here’s the context I learned from Brain Balance about why my children sometimes act up. We all know about the left and right halves of our brain—but did you know that the root cause of most learning, behavioral, and social difficulties is an imbalance between them? Left hemisphere dominant children are very detail oriented and logical, while right hemisphere dominant kids tend to be more emotional. It’s because of this imbalance that programs that combine sensory motor stimulation, academic stimulation, and nutrition can correct brain imbalance and ultimately improve achievement. The activities are great for children without difficulties, too!

Now are some of those Brain Balance summer tips I told you about.

TIP 1: GET YOUR CHILD MOVING
Activities that involve active physical motion help children to read with greater comprehension and retain more information. Enjoy the spring sun by taking your child on an outdoor gallery walk, or take the fun indoors to an exploration-style, hands-on museum. Additionally, children should maintain a daily practice of prescribed left/right brain stimulating activities, including primitive reflex, core, and eye exercises.

TIP 2: COME UP WITH A DAILY SCHEDULE WITH YOUR CHILD
Routines keep children grounded—and they are especially necessary during breaks, when the regular school schedule goes out the window. Let your child have input into their schedule—it will give them agency and make them feel empowered.

TIP 3: SPEND TIME IN THE KITCHEN TOGETHER
Sugar-free, processed-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free foods bring tremendous benefit to your child’s overall health and development. Spending time as a family cooking together also allows everyone to enjoy discovering healthy eating through a fun and engaging activity. It’s also a great idea to let your child do simple activities like measuring ingredients, dividing up portions, and reading recipes. This reinforces their reading and math skills without making them feel intimidated. Plus, it helps you with dinner!

Let me tell you about what these tips did for my child…

Turns out, my little guy loves activities! I tried taking him to museums, on walks… activities I never thought that he would try. And while he was a little iffy about my ideas the first couple of times, they ended up really enjoying the new experiences! The more he tried, the more he was willing to do in the future.

He loved getting out of the house, but I was also surprised to learn that they really enjoyed helping me with in-house activities, like dinner. These activities don’t “feel” like learning, but I noticed my child was practicing skills he would normally hate (like reading and writing) with pleasure. I tricked him into learning, and it felt great! While I loved that he was learning, I know that he loved getting to eat all the creations—so it’s a win-win.

It feels so good to turn summer into another opportunity to keep my child engaged, and I’m excited to try more of Brain Balance’s summer tips.
Brain Balance is a unique program that combines physical and sensory exercises with customized academic skill training and healthy nutrition to help address your child’s specific developmental needs.

Dr. Melillo is a clinician, professor, brain researcher and author of several bestsellers, including Reconnected Kids and Autism — The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders, and The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan. An expert in ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Issues, Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dr. Melillo has been helping children overcome learning and developmental challenges for more than 25 years.

myCharge Razor Platinum Review @mychargepower

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It’s so hard to imagine life 20 years ago when we didn’t rely on our cell phones. When I am on the go I always make sure to have a charger with me. Being a blogger, I feel I almost always need access to my emails and social media accounts. Recently,  I had the opportunity to test out the myCharge RazorPlatinum which retails for $99.99rz13v-a_charge_580x2x
The myCharge RazorPlatinum is the most powerful charger from the myCharge product line and the only charger that is capable of powering up a laptop. Did I mention it can charge a Macbook in just 100 minutes via a USB-C port! Impressive. Pretty impressive if I must say so..

The myCharge portable power bank charger can charge any tablet, smartphone or other device with the standard USB-A port. You can also recharge the RazorPlatinum portable charger with the MacBook 29 watt adaptor in just 2 hours.

 RAZORPLATINUM – MyCharge Portable Power Bank Features:

  • Smart-sense: ensures complete device compatibility
  • Hyper-charge: ultra-fast charging of your devices; up to 65% faster than competitors 
  • Power-stay: maintains battery power for up to 1 year
  • Max-power: maximum power transfer from powerbank to device
  • High-density battery: the smallest and lightest powerbank
  • Safe-cell: provides the highest level of battery safety
  • Rapid-recharge: powerbank recharges up to 50% faster than competitors
  • Pass Through Charging: will charge the powerbank and connected device simultaneously

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For those like myself, who cannot get enough of the outdoors or simply have a desire to travel. I would definitely recommend taking a moment to look over the wide variety of products offered by myCharge.

Cancun and Isla Mujeres May 2017 Vacation

The saying ‘you need a vacation from a vacation’ is definitely true. Cancun was an amazing experience and staying at the Golden Parnassus All-Inclusive Resort was a first for me. We were welcomed from the moment we arrived and drinks were poured as quickly as we could sit down. Needless to say, after filling our bellies three times a day we didn’t have much room left to guzzle down drinks.

During this trip we didn’t do much exploring. It was mainly a time to sit back and relax. Life is stressful at times and vacations are a must. We did however take a day trip via the Ferry to the Isla Mujeres which I would definitely recommend doing. It’s great, you can see how others live and rent a golf cart to explore at your own pace.

Let’s just say, I will definitely miss the sound of the ocean waves at night and the transparency of the water.

I was not compensated for this trip.