Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We're planning a Valentines Day classroom party with supplies from Oriental Trading....

  The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!

Valentines Day is almost here! You guys know how much I love helping with the kids V-day parties at school and I always turn to Oriental Trading for the best party planning supplies. They have the biggest selection of products for every holiday or special occasion you can think of. From decorations to treats, candy and crafts they always have everything I need to help throw the best classroom parties!

When planning classroom parties there are several things the teacher always asks for:

1. A fun craft -- Kids love being hands on and also taking something special they made home. This Valentines Day the girls will be making these adorable Heart Necklaces and the boys will make sporty red and white Baseball Stitching Bracelets. 

2. Treats -- You can't have a party without homemade treats and some candy on Valentines Day. Oriental Trading has a huge selection. Whether you need bulk candy, or name brand treats you'll find both and so much more. We'll be bringing these Hershey's Hugs and Kisses Chocolate Candy and Valentines Tootsie Roll Pops.  

3. Goody Bags -- I've brought goody bags to almost all of my kids class parties and kids go crazy for these! They love getting a bag of goodies that are all theirs. I always include useful items along with some fun things too. This year we are doing Valentines footballs, sports balls, tattoos, pencils and a few other things. The boys love assembling these goody bags for their classmates.

5. Valentines Cards -- The most important thing, Valentines cards to pass out to friends. Oriental Trading has so many fun, unique cards. This year Grady picked out these Valentine Mini #1 Fingers. Like the huge foam fingers you get at a sports game, these are a mini version that fit on a kids finger, have a place to write to and from on the back and say 'You're an ALL STAR Valentine' on the front. He had so much fun writing these out for his classmates. 


Valentines Day will be here before we know it. Make sure you're ready and check out the large selection of Valentines Day products that Oriental Trading has this year!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Know a great school nurse? Nominate them in America's Greatest School Nurse Contest...

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are honest and my own! 

Knock on wood we've been so lucky this year and so far haven't had any sicknesses in the house. However, it's going around! Hearing from friends, family and those I know on social media everyone's had the flu, a cold, sinus and ear infections and much more.
I always hate this time of year because I know the germs are flying around our schools too. Thank goodness we have a great school nurse. My husband and I spent one morning in the clinic a few weeks ago putting up a vinyl sign on the wall and it's amazing how many kids are in and out of there. From minor accidents on the playground to belly aches and full blown flu symptoms the school nurse is always there for our kids --Comforting them, applying bandages, taking temperatures, administering medicine and deciding whether or not they need to be sent home. It's a job that takes a big heart and lots of patience. The school nurse is someone who is not always seen like a teacher and she or he may feel under appreciated after a long day or long cold and flu season.
So today we're excited about a fun contest called 'America's Greatest School Nurse' Contest brought to you by Sick Just Got Real honoring school nurses nationwide. If you have a school nurse that goes above and beyond educating and comforting students, we want to hear about them!
You can nominate your school nurse now through February 23rd! Let's tell our school nurses they ARE appreciated and enter them into the contest where 1 nurse from each state plus Washington D.C. will win a prize valued at $500 and will be entered to win the Grand Prize: the title of America's Greatest School Nurse and a trip for a getaway from school sickness --nominate yours HERE!
(Once nominated voting will be open from April 3-April 16 and the winners will be announced in early may!)
Even with great school nurses around, kids get sick no matter how much we try to prevent it. When 'sick gets real', I trust the pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare to get us through with these 3 solutions --Children's Advil, Children's Robitussin and Children's Dimetapp to tackle the ickiest of symptoms.
I feel so fortunate with everything going around that my kids haven't been sick, but if and when it does happen we're ready  to ease their aches and pains with these 3 products on hand! Whether it be a fever we need to reduce or the aches and pains of a cold or cough, I know the Pfizer pediatric products will be there to help day or night!
Visit the Sick Just Got Real Website to learn more about these great products: Children's Advil, Children's Robitussin and Children's Dimetapp:
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Clearing ice and snow off cars and sidewalks is no fun, let Snow Joe help you get the job done easier....

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!

So many places were bombarded with snow over the weekend. It's freezing here in Ohio and we got a little ourselves. I'm not a fan, even though the boys love it! One of the things I've learned over the years is that having the right tools and gadgets to deal with the snow makes these cold winter months so much more bearable.

Snow Joe is a trusted brand we turn to when looking for the perfect shovels, ice scrapers, snow blowers and much more.

If you have to get out there and shovel the snow on the ground or clean the snow from your car we have 2 awesome products that you're not going to want to be without!

They are the Snow Joe Shovelution Back-Saving Snow Shovel and the Snow Joe  illum-n-broom PRO LED lighted 4-in-1 Snow Broom + Ice Scraper

 If you've ever shoveled snow you know it's a workout. The snow can be heavy and it can really do a number on your back. Why not shovel smarter, not harder with the Shovelution Back-Saving Snow Shovel. This new shovel is the next generation in snow-clearing technology. 

It greatly reduces the effort, strain and potential injury involved in shoveling, using the powerful muscles of your upper body to do the lifting and throwing and sending lifting leverage to the lower hand --to reduce back strain by up to 30%. It's spring-loaded, ergonomic shovel grip captures the expended energy from the act of throwing the snow, to quickly return and reset the shovel, ready for the next load. 

Just spring it and fling it...

 Another chore that many of us face is clearing ice and snow off of our cars. Whether you don't have a garage or have to park your car outside while working sometimes avoiding snow and ice on the car is just inevitable. 

The illum-n-Broom PRO LED lighted 4-in-1 Snow Broom + Ice Scraper makes this job so much easier. This revolutionary 4-in-1 device is a snow broom, ice scraper, flashlight and emergency blinker all in one convenient and compact tool. It allows you to safely sweep snow and scrape ice off your car day or night, without damaging your vehicles paint, trim or glass. 

It features a telescoping pole that extends from 33-52 inches to easily access the snow pile on top of your car's roof or trunk. My favorite thing about it is that it features 4 powerful LED lights that not only brighten the task if it's dark out, but it works as an emergency flasher with built-in blinkers. You never know when you may be stranded in the dark and these flashers will get you noticed if need be.

Just sweep, scrape and illuminate...

Clearing snow isn't fun, but if you have to do it you might as well have the best tools and gadgets to help you get the job done faster, easier and more efficiently.    

Let Snow Joe help this winter!

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

3D Deco Light's are the perfect night light for any room!

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature while working with USFamilyGuide.com!

The boys love their new 3D Deco Light football.

The creators are parents and understand the importance of providing a safe, functional and inspiring environment for little ones so they created these comforting, cordless, decorative night lights that are so cool and loved by all.

The boys picked the football design to match their sports themed room. Like their first popular design, a regulation sized soccer ball they give the playful appearance that it has been kicked right into the wall. 

It came with a decal that was easy to apply making it look like the wall cracked with the football sticking out. The boys love this and have been turning it on every night in their room!

 I love that it's battery operated, cord free and cool to the touch, making it a safe addition to their room! 

The 3D Deco Light's come in a variety of themes and are not only perfect for the kids room, but look great in game rooms, offices and nurseries. Whether you love Star Wars, Sports or a fave Disney Character there are so many to choose from! 

Check out a large selection of 3D Light FX 3D Deco Lights by visiting Target or the whole selection on their website! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Keep your wearable device charged and safe with the myCharge PowerGear Sport charging case...

 The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!

Christmas is over and you're probably excited about all of your new gadgets and starting on those New Years Resolutions. Whether you got a new Apple Watch, a Fitbit or another wearable device you'll always want to keep it safe and have it charged at all times.

You can do both of those things with the myCharge PowerGear Sport case.

My husband loves his Apple Watch, but since he wears it so much he does find it going dead way too often. He's also good about just throwing it on the bathroom counter top to charge which always makes me nervous. I can just see the boys knocking it off onto the tile floor or washing their hands and dripping water all over it. He wouldn't be a happy camper since he can't be without it so now with this new case he has no excuse to keep it safe and charged at all times and it makes me feel more comfortable knowing it'll always be safe.

The PowerGear Sport provides up to 10 times the extra battery life for wearables as well as a safe, modern looking place to keep it. The case is also roomy enough to store extra bands you may have.

It has a built-in USB port so that a variety of devices can be charged, including most smartphones as well as things like your watches, fitness trackers etc. It's a great size and is very portable, perfect for keeping in your purse, the car or taking it to the gym, work etc.... If you find your wearables going dead too soon in the day or need a safe place to keep it when taking it off, then this is for you!

myCharge offers many styles of portable chargers. Whether you need to keep your earbuds charged, your cell phone or your wearable device they have a charger that is right for you! 

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