Saturday, February 14, 2009

Let's Get it on for Free with Amazon!

Amazon wants to help you celebrate Valentine’s with a free download of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On”!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Let's Get it on for Free with Amazon!

Amazon wants to help you celebrate Valentine’s with a free download of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On”!

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Go! Go! Cocoa Butter Body Cream ~ Better Valentine Gift!


Why waste money on flowers this Valentines when you can get some scrumptious smelling chocolate body cream with a nice flowery surprise?

This Valentine’s season, Go!Go! Beauty releases a sweet surprise – their brand new Go!Go! Cocoa Butter Body Cream. Decadent, delicious and delightfully smooth, it contains 20% real cocoa butter and other natural plant-based ingredients for silky, supple skin. And, with its luscious chocolate scent, it’s both sinful and heavenly… and always guilt free!

But there’s more! In honor of the most romantic day of the year, they are debuting their lovely little jar of body cream in a pretty red box, nestled in pink, plantable seed paper that blooms into a mini garden of wildflowers. They even tie it with a beautiful white satin ribbon and include a limited edition Go!Go! Girl Valentine’s Day card so that it’s a perfectly presentable gift for your sweetheart.

When I got my jar of Cocoa Butter body cream, omg I could not stop smelling it. Such a wonderful chocolaty fragrance, you just want to eat. My tween keeps taking it off my desk, opening it and just smelling it. I have to actually take it away from her, lol.

Not only does it smell wonderful, it is a great body cream. A little bit goes a long way, just rub a little in your skin and it is super smooth. The cocoa butter makes my skin feel so soft and it lasts all the day. The smell does wear off through out the day. I prefer that however because if I smell like chocolate all day, I just want to eat it all day :)

Not only is the product great, but the company is amazing. Go! Go! Beauty uses natural and eco-friendly ingredients. Even the packaging came with biodegradable peanuts. They are also a social conscious company. For ever 200 bottles sold, Go! Go! Beauty donates $100
to Women for Women international! You can read more about how awesome the company is here.

The Go!Go! Cocoa Gift Box is their version of flowers and chocolates... an eco-friendly take on a beautiful tradition. You can buy it online for only $25!

This review courtesy of Mom Fuse.



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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fun learning for Pre-Schoolers ~ WordWorld

Have you seen the PBS show WordWorld yet?

Word World, LLC, created by Don Moody, is a multimedia platform that engages kids through television (PBS Kids), via interactive resources, and with learning products available at Target. Through a first-of-its-kind, patent-pending learning tool, all "WordWorld" products embed words into images to enhance word recognition.

Most kids can pick up the alphabet rather quickly. The struggles start when trying to make those letters into words. I know my oldest (now 11) has always struggled with reading since kindergarten. She picked up her alphabet and even some basic words quicker then anyone else in her daycare. It was quite a surprise when she started struggling with reading.


A brand-new study that was funded by the DOE was released yesterday, and concludes WordWorld officially helps children develop pre-literacy skills. We're thrilled, because with the recent Child Now study that came out a month ago stating that only 1 in 8 children's educational TV programs meet high quality standards ,* and the fact that by the fourth grade, less than one-third of all American children are reading at or above grade level,** to be able to say hey, look, you can turn on WordWorld and it's going to help your kids prepare for kindergarten, it's now a proven resource for parents.

**Foundation for Child Development. (2008). America's Vanishing Potential, The Case for PreK-3rd Education. Retrieved November 21, 2008, from http://www.fcd-us.org/usr_doc/PressRelease.pdf

Watching WordWorld doubles children's featured oral vocabulary and triples children's ability to read and recognize featured words

Overall gains from the study demonstrate that regardless of demographic, children developed important early literacy skills by watching WordWorld during the trial period. Key findings include:

· Children doubled their oral vocabulary skills of words featured in WordWorld

· Children tripled their ability to read specific words featured and built in WordWorld

· Children in disadvantaged households where English is a second language showed gains in phonemic awareness, as well as oral vocabulary and reading words featured in WordWorld

The innovative WordWorld platform was developed in response to the National Reading Panel report, which set the standards for assessing the effectiveness of methods used in early literacy instruction.¹ By collaborating with top literacy experts from around the United States to target early literacy skills identified as most critical for supporting reading success, WordWorld reinforces the pre-literacy concept that letters (and their sounds) make words and that words have real meaning.

"This study, utilizing rigorous scientific methodology and conducted in collaboration with leading researchers at six major universities, is designed to assess the effectiveness of an educational media product, WordWorld," said Dr. Michael Cohen, president of the Michael Cohen Group LLC. "The results are encouraging: WordWorld is effective, with participating children acquiring essential early literacy skills."

PBS had some great shows when Alli was young, but I sure wish this was one of them. I think she would have really benefited from it. I had Cami watch it, even though she is above grade level and does not need to watch this dvd, it did hold her attention. It has cute characters, great story lines and tons of learning for pre-schoolers.

I love how the characters are made of words, Cami enjoyed picking out the letters that formed their bodies. The website is awesome as well. Some really great games that enhance the learning experience plus resources for parents.


WordWorld is about to start their second season with the Brand new Valentine's Episode on February 13th.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Manifest your Magnificence!

I have two daughters, raising them with a positive attitude and high self esteem are very important to me. I believe the only way to get through things is to look for the positive in them. Having a high self worth is also crucial, especially with girls. Right now I'm lucky, both my girls have rather high esteems, way more then I ever had as a kid!

I love finding products that help boost that, help encourage positive attitudes. When the Family Review Network introduced me to Magnificent Creations, I was pretty excited. What they sell are affirmation cards and an affirmation cd.

Manifest Your Magnificence is a unique set of 64 affirmation cards and an audio CD designed specifically to nurture a child's self-esteem. Beautifully illustrated, written and spoken, each affirmation carries a powerful message that connects children to their magnificence. This unique set of cards and CD encourages positive interactions between adults and children, creates communication about feelings, promotes values such as honesty, responsibility, and compassion, and imprints positive attitudes and beliefs in the subconscious through use of "I AM" statements.

I prefer visual, so I chose the affirmation cards to review.
When I received the cards, I was impressed with the size and quality. The cards measure just over 4 x 4 in size, they look almost like coasters. They come in a nice flip up storage box that has the I am message right on the top as soon as you flip it open. The cards have really cute artwork and of course encouraging messages on them. Each card has a front and a back.


From the website, some ways of using the cards ~

These wonderful cards can be used in many ways to remind children that they are Magnificent Creations. Once the child picks a card, you can reinforce the power of the affirmation by having the child express how it relates to them by:
  • writing, talking, drawing
  • singing, acting, dancing
  • carrying a card with them as a reminder of who
    they truly are
My girls have enjoyed flipping through the cards and reading the messages. The cards are geared toward kids ages 6 - 12. I'd like to start using the cards as prompts in journal writing. I think they will make some great entries for them with positive messages.

I did not review the cd, however I'd like to include what the website says about it. Some people prefer hearing over visuals. If the cd is anything like the cards, then I know it is great.

Each affirmation carries a powerful message. When heard over and over, these messages encourage people to believe in themselves, in their dreams and their own personal power, promoting positive values such as responsibility, compassion and respect. It also helps to increase their self esteem.

As with any kind of affirmation, the more people hear positive messages, the more they will see the positive results manifesting in their lives. So play the CD's often and watch the positive transformation begin.

The creator is Susan T Howson, MA, CPCC, CHBC, a University Professor, Family and Relationship Systems Coach, Human Development Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker, Humanitarian-Award Winner and International Coaches Federation PRISM award winner for my development of the Kids Coaching Connection Program.

Manifest Your Magnificence Products
Are available directly from Magnificent Creations Limitee.

Each set contains 64 full colour cards, with gloss lamination to ensure High quality and durability

All cards are packed in a beautiful full-colour hi-gloss gift box and shrinkwrapped for protection during shipping. All CD's are packed with beautiful full-color insert and shirnkwrapped for protection during shipping.

The cards are $25.95 + shipping and the CD's are $15.95 + shipping. Company is based in Canada.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Yandy ~ Valentine's Day Lingerie


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Guess what is coming up this week? You got it, Valentine's Day. I have a great website to tell you about that sells amazing Valentine's Day Lingerie! The online store is called Yandy.

I placed an order for some new Lingerie the other day. My order took TWO days to get here. Isn't that crazy. It almost took me longer to make my selection from the huge amount of products on the site!

I'm not really one to check out sites like this. Make sure to view Yandy when the kiddos aren't around. They have everything from super comfy pj's, bras/panties to super sexy & risky lingerie. Along with costumes for both Halloween and play, shoes, jewelry and even clothes!

Yandy has some amazing prices as well. The regular prices are far cheaper then most stores and the clearance prices are even better. Check out the cute little number on the side, that baby is on clearance for $15.97!

Even though Valentine's day is less then a week away, you can still get your Valentine's Day Lingerie in time. All orders placed by 3pm, are shipped the same day. They even offer free shipping on orders over $70. So go for it, either surprise your hubby or treat yourself this valentine's day!

This review was brought to you by Family Review Network.



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