Saturday, June 26, 2010

John Morrell's New Allergen-Free Meat Products

                                                        I'm thankful that my kids do not have food allergies.  We already suffer from year round allergies and asthma, so dealing with food would be very very difficult.  

There are many households that do experience food allergies though.  I can't even fully imagine how hard it would be to feed someone with a food allergy.  Working for my non-profit, I have seen many people having a hard time finding food they can eat while at an event.  There has been many times that I had to pull out packaging for people with allergies to try and figure out if they can eat anything we sell.   While meat products don't necessarily trigger an alarm to look for possible allergen risks in the ingredients, many in fact do contain a hazard.

John Morrell, maker of great tasting hotdogs, smoked sausages, and bologna, now offers these products 100% "worry-free". Free from allergens of milk, nuts, egg, soy, wheat, gluten, and MSG, these John Morrell meats provide a great option for people with allergies. John Morrell removed all the allergens from these meats without sacrificing the mouth-watering taste, and still offering them at a low price. They even went a step further by making their hot dogs, smoked sausages and bologna in a completely allergen-free facility. I can't stress to you how much that impresses me.  While most companies are looking to cut costs, John Morrell is looking to provide a totally safe product for their consumers. 

John Morrell also launched a designated Facebook page to serve as a destination for allergen-free information. The site will feature regular coupons, contests, expert advice, recipes and nutritional information. The Facebook page will be offering daily "Free" and "$1 Off" coupons – cascading into even more coupon giveaways!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of John Morrell and received a free coupon for John Morrell products to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.Like this post ~
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Monday, June 21, 2010

The Critical Thinking Co.'s Balance Benders Books

When both my girls were little, I always had tons of workbooks for them to work in.  Now that they are getting older, I find it harder to find them.  My youngest is going into 4th grade and my oldest is going into 8th grade.

I was given the chance to review a workbook from The Critical Thinking Co recently.  They sent me the Balance Benders Level 1 book which is good for Grades 4 - 12.  It was made by Robert Femiano. 

This book is really cool and is a challenge for both my girls.  My oldest is a bit advanced and my oldest is a bit below so the book works great for both of them!


Move over Sudoku, here come Balance Benders™! You can use these books as quick, fun logic problems or as stepping stones to success in algebra. Children develop deductive thinking and pre-algebra skills as they solve balance puzzles that are more fun and addictive than Sudoku puzzles! Children must analyze each balance to identify the clues, and then synthesize the information to solve the puzzle. Try one—and then try to stop!
The site has a huge variety of workbooks, an incredible amount really!  You are guaranteed to find something for your school aged child over at The Critical Thinking Co.!  They also offer free printables to try out there books, check out this cool widget below.



Some other information from the company that might interest you ~ 

They are hosting a Critical Thinking Moments™ Video Contest.All participants receive all three levels of Dr Funster's Word Benders™ eBooks for grades 3-12. The winner will get a years supply of educational products worth $500.

They are also hosting an award called the Critical Thinking Heroes Award. The Critical Thinking Heroes™ Award program was developed to thank those who have dedicated their time to advocating and inspiring a love of thinking and problem-solving on a grand scale.

They also have a great newsletter, I received a coupon in my last newsletter.  You can sign up here

This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by Critical Thinking Books and Software, for the purposes of this review.
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