Saturday, December 26, 2015

Wilson Family Firsts: New Holiday In The Park Festival at Six Flags Great Adventures #HolidayinthePark

Tis' the season for creating new traditions with the entire family at Six Flags Great Adventures. For the first time ever the theme park debuted it's annual Holiday in the Park, this year - which runs through January 3rd, 2016. We couldn't wait for our day trip in the Mazda 6 to see the millions of glittering lights, dazzling entertaining holiday shows and our favorite Looney Tunes characters to get in the holiday spirit. It was pretty cool to see that this summer destination was transformed into a winter wonderland and I'm sure has been an enjoyable way to spend time with friends and family with the unseasonable warm weather we've been having lately. What better way to spend 70 degree temperatures in December right?

During this visit, since we'd been to Six Flags twice already this year we decided to visit as an escape from the hustle and bustle and just leisurely checked out a few of the 10 new themed areas and enjoyed tasty, seasonal goodies.

Signature Holiday in the Park attractions (included with all season passes and active memberships) include

·         Holiday Magic: A Celebration of the Season ─ Spectacular light show on a 52-foot-tall tree in the heart of the park that dazzles nightly every 30 minutes through eye-popping effects and classic holiday music.

·         Jack Frost’s Magical Christmas ─ Jack Frost’s evil plot to steal Christmas is reversed by the warmth and magic of the holiday season in this live stage show filled with acrobatics, illusions and surprise guests. 
·         Gingerbread Junction ─ Features peppermint swirl-wrapped trees, dancing lights around the carousel pavilion, the Gumdrop Hop dance party and a giant gingerbread man towering above.
·         Joy to the World ─ Tranquil pathway of lit trees, luminaries and stained glass showcasing religious holidays from around the world.

·         North Pole ─ Guests are welcomed into the warmth of Santa’s home for a meet-and-greet and holiday photos by Kodak, plus kids can write letters to Santa, meet a reindeer and build a stuffed toy.
·         Poinsettia Peak ─ Skull Mountain roller coaster has been transformed into a mountain of dazzling red lights with a crimson beauty, the Poinsettia Princess, greeting guests nearby.
·         Treetop Summit ─ Parachute Tower transforms into one of the world’s tallest light trees.
·         Polar Point ─ Stunning, ice-blue trees twinkle with the illusion of falling snow up above, while the towering, larger-than-life Snow Queen meets guests below.
·         Storytime with Mrs. Claus ─ Kids can hear one of Santa’s favorite stories in Whimsical Wonderland.
·         Holiday Memories ─ Green, red and gold brighten this section filled with special photo opportunities like Mistletoe Moments, Wishing Tree and With Love giant greeting card, while nearby the Jingle Jammers sing holiday tunes by the fire pits as guests toast s’mores.
·         Stewie the Snowman ─ Guests can pass through a jolly, three-story inflatable in Snowman City.
There's nothing like the smell of sweet and savory tastes of the holiday season filling the air that can be found throughout the park. The holiday menu will bring a smile to your face and ill have your tummy rejoice over the Spiked egg nog, holiday-flavored coffee and hot chocolate, peppermint and mocha fudge, holiday beers, festive funnel cakes with peppermint eggnog and caramel pecan bacon toppings, specialty holiday platters of sliced turkey, smoked turkey leg and chicken platters with cranberry sauce, chili bowls, harvest salads and flatbreads and hot soups that are available in various restaurants. My mouth is watering all over again just thinking about it.
Holiday in the Park also features nearly 30 thrilling rides such as SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy 11 pint-sized thrills in Whimsical Wonderland. Coaster fans can challenge world-class rides like Nitro, BATMAN™: The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN and SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster and Poinsettia Peak. All rides and entertainment are weather permitting. Frontier Adventures including Safari Off Road Adventure, Bugs Bunny National Park and Plaza del Carnaval will not operate during the festival.
 Check out our Video to get a peak at all the fun we had and for more information about Holiday in the Park is available at


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dove's Try Dry Spray: A Must Have During the Holidays for Busy Ladies On the Go #TryDry


Luckily I don't sweat profusely. Nonetheless during the busiest time of year I always make sure to have Dove's Try Dry antiperspirant spray handy in my purse or in my desk, especially if I know I'm going to be running all around town between meetings and picking up the kids. 

This holiday season it seems we are all busy bees while trying to get tasks on our to do list crossed off as we run from one errand to the next.  Let's be honest - the last thing anyone wants while wedged like sardines on a NYC train or while waiting on line for hours just to see Santa is to be subjected to smelly underarms the entire time. We've been lucky to have some rather odd but enjoyably warm weather so there hasn't been too much need for the tons of layers but typically it can get a bit warm beneath all those clothes and I'd much rather be confident in knowing i'd stay fresh, dry and less likely to offend someone who might give me the side-eye after catching a whiff of  me, lol.

Last year the hubby and I learned all about Dove's Try Dry deodorant at a Unilever Launch event in NYC event and we loved it right from the start. This Fall,, a newly launched network I co-founded provided our entrepreneurial guests who are movers and shakers within the tri- state area with their own Try Dry to take home and our raffle winners enjoyed an assortment of varied scents.



So why is Try Dry a must have you ask? Ok I for one love that it's a spray. No more smears of creamy deodorant on your clothes, yepp another inconvenience that can now thankfully be avoided. As a wedding planner my outfits for the day of any wedding was either a black blouse or black dress, and I always had to remind myself to put my clothes on first so not to waste any precious time trying to wipe away any residue that accidentally rubbed off.


There have been times where  I've headed from an intense yoga session straight to a networking event and thanked the heavens I remembered to keep a bottle in the pocket of my yoga mat bag. Don't you just get annoyed when you put on deodorant and raise your arms to see that those little beads have collected? Not cute! Well with this awesome spray that comes in 6 scents and last 48 hours you'll notice and give praise that it goes on dry instantly and leaves no residue. 


Have you tried Try Dry antiperspirants yet? Do you have a favorite?

Note: Opinions expressed are 100% my own and no other compensation was received. I was provided samples to facilitate this review.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Must Haves for Lil' Monsters Holiday Gift Guide & ULTIMATE GIVEAWAY! #LilMonstersGiveaway

Lil' Monsters in NYC

With just a mere 2 weeks until Christmas Eve and Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us have you finished your holiday shopping? The better question is, have you even started? The monsters and I have had the best time this year checking out and playing with some of the coolest toys, games and gadgets out there from some of your favorite brands and if you don't quite utilize the DVR and sit through the commercials played after any of the children's programming, your kids have spotted the awesomeness out there too! From Dancing Snoopy, to slapping whip- cream in each others face (without getting in trouble) to rocking out while gaming with friends on a guitar, there's something for everyone! We've rounded up a few of our favorite Must Haves for Lil' Monsters in no particular order to help you guys with gift choices and because we are grateful for all of our readers new and old we are going to offer 1 Reader an insanely fun Giveaway.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Celebrating an Amazing Year of Lived in Moments with Minted Holiday Cards #HelloScout

Photo Holiday Cards

This year we are breaking tradition and spreading a little holiday cheer with who thanks to Savvysassymoms helped us create our beautiful holiday cards. Unlike previous years our cards will actually arrive at the homes of our loved ones well before Christmas, instead of to ring in the New Year. I swear during this time of year, typically time seems to escape me and I end up ordering flat photo-cards and picking them up at our local Walgreens, so I'm beyond thrilled that everyone will get them way earlier.

With such a vast selection to choose from, I must admit I was totally overwhelmed by Minted's selection of cards that are freshly sourced from their community of independent artists and curated through competitions.

What I love about the site is that there are so many unique ways to customize your card: from the thickness of the paper to changing the color & text, or choosing 1 of 9 borders & adding additional photos - the choices are endless! You can even take your child's drawing and create a foiled version of it for your card, which is a really special touch.

Holiday Photo Cards

Luckily the hubby and I are were on the same page for the type of card we wanted this year. Not that anything's wrong with it but after playing around with layouts we were both kind of opposed to the family pics with Santa and the matchy- matchy dressed up outfits because that's usually what we do year after year. 

This time we wanted something that was bit more casual & cheerful. Ultimately the design had to convey how much we enjoyed living in the moments of 2015 as a family, especially since both the hubby and I work such crazy hours and the boys and I only have two nights with him a week. There must be thousand of photos on all of our cellphones so it was nice to scroll through them to find pics to use for our card to share opposed to letting them live only on our phones until it was time to upgrade to a new one. We played around with a few designs and make sure you stop by Christmas Eve to see which design we chose.
Holiday Photo Cards

Holiday Photo Cards

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Note: We were provided with a credit to purchase holiday cards to review, all opinions expressed are 100%  our own and no other compensation was received for this post.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Must Haves for Lil' Monsters: Captain McFinn's Swim and Play App.

After several trips to the aquarium over the summer, my youngest has become so fascinated with sea creatures that we recently had to purchase him a children's encyclopedia so that he could identify his favorites. Watching him puff up his cheeks to imitate a puffer fish always makes him giggle. On our walks home from school he'd even pull me into the pet store to see the turtles, mini sharks and neon fish that would leave him in awe while Id try to pry him out.

Whenever we find that a subject grab his attention we usually try to find ways to encourage his interests that will keep his curious mind engaged. Isn't it amazing when you find an app or game that makes learning so fun that the kids don't even realize the educational process that's really happening? The  Captain McFinn Swim & Play app  is geared to help preschoolers (children ages 3-5) learn social and emotional skills that they need to get along with others and to be successful in school and life – such as sharing and politeness, playing as a group, being thankful and respecting others.

Holiday Must Haves for Lil' Monsters: Delta Children's New Character Chairs #DeltaChildren #HelloScout

 As a family we spend a lot of our downtime at home together in the living room, whether we're playing board games or video games, reading stories or catching up on our favorite shows. Our youngest son Tristsan has always wanted his own "little man" chair like the one he sits in at his grandparents house while visiting. 

 The new Delta Children's Character Club & Upholstered Chair Collection makes for a perfect affordable gifts for the holidays and all year round for your little ones. As a fan of the ever-so popular preschool show Paw Patrol, it was no surprise that Tristan was excited when his new chair arrived an he couldn't wait to try it out, especially the arm rests because he thinks that only "big boys" have chairs with armrests.

Online at you can find character Club Chairs ($29.99): Cars, Frozen, Minnie Mouse, Ninja Turtles and the Upholstered Chairs ($59.99): Frozen, Paw Patrol are available in-store only. I love that the chairs are playful and vibrant and come in a great assortment of kid-friendly characters, and not to mention the price want break the bank as you get all your holiday shopping done.

Tristan couldn't wait to pull up his chair for a front row seat to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Tristan absolutely loves his comfortable new chair because it makes him feel like it's his own special place to relax that's just for him. Somewhere he can watch the rescue hero pups from Paw Patrol save the day or where he can listen to music on his headphones without being bothersome to his older brother who might be stretched out on the couch.

We've been fans of Delta products for years now and I've even had the chance to visit their facilities where they test their products, and I know that this chair will last him quite some time. Which new character chair would be a must have for your lil' monster?

note: I received the chair as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

7 Tips to Get You in the Holiday Spirit from MomTrends 5th Annual Soiree #MTHoliday

One of the absolute best parts about this time of year is to be able to step back from the busy day to day to spend quality time with your favorite people, whether family, friends or colleagues. Planning festive parties can sometimes be a headache without the proper planning: how will you decorate, what's on the menu, what to wear, how will you keep everyone entertained and ultimately will your guests have a good time?  So much pressure right? 

Well this month I attended my first MomTrends Holiday Soiree which gave NYC's top online editors the opportunity to meet with brands and featured must have products to help get us through this busy yet fun-filled time of year..So let me help you get your festive party planning started with a bit of #MTHoliday inspired tips:

1. Deck the Halls - Decor

Upon entering any space your decor should help to set the mood, guests will want to feel welcomed as soon as they walk in the door and beautiful floral arrangements will do just the trick. Teleflora offers stunning one of a kind bouquets, centerpieces and more at affordable prices that also make great gifts for loved ones with their reusable cookie jars and mugs. 

2. Eat Drink and Be Merry

While guests are mingling and catching up, a unique menu of light bites and refreshing drinks are essentials at any soiree. Are you a fan of pomegranates? Well while chatting with our favorite blogger boos, we were poured some of the most delish cocktails that featured POM juices and appetizers that had the sweetest yet tart pomegranate arils intricately mixed in, which was such an out of the box surprise. I would have never though to add them to guacamole. Yum! And if you are looking for ways to decorate with pomegranates, or to make other unique dishes stop here for some simply wonderful ideas.

The holidays are the perfect time to dig in and chow down! But after going from one party to next, weekend after weekend without a care in the world do you start to worry about how nutritious it all actually is?  I'm all for healthy eating that doesn't sacrifice great taste because who wants to feel guilty about indulging while celebrating. Tessemae's All Natural line of products include dressings, olive oils, mayonnaise, ketchup,mustard's, teriyaki and buffalo sauces that have no GMO' s or refined sugars and are perfect to marinate, roast, grill with and more! I couldn't stop dipping my chips into the Chesapeake mayonnaise, a hint of spice and so creamy.

3. Get Doll'd Up

Tis the season to be stylish! What better reason do you need to get dressed up then because you're headed out to a chic dinner, company party or family gathering? Cabi offers up great solid and print pieces that are stylish and functional from day to night and what's even better is that if you're beyond busy they send a stylist to your house. No need to stand on those crazy dreadful lines at the ,all. Our host Nicole Feliciano of MomTrends was decked out from head to toe in Cabi clothing.  Aren't you loving how she mixed her haute red pants, with a print jacket and a gorgeous gold statement necklace? 

4. Cheese for the Camera

Epson was on hand with cheerful props for posing and showed off their fantastic EcoTank SuperTank Printer that had one feature that completely blew my mind - a 2 year supply of refillable ink comes with it! I for one think that's genius because I despise running out to get ink in a crunch, but that's a long time without having to worry about it.   And there was even a mini version that's perfect for parties that's light enough to travel with and prints photos that captured all the amazing moments shared.

5. Keep Your Guests Entertained

This time of year we have so much to be thankful for, it's always a nice gesture to give back to those in need. The giving tree was a great reminder of this and allowed us all to share how we plan to give back during the holidays.

If you plan to have kids attend there's no better way to keep than busy than with a few classic board games from Hasbro that are sure to keep them engaged for hours.

6.Presenting Presents

I love practical gifts and it's a bonus if they are stylish! Igloo was on hand to show off their assortment of coolers, that are perfect for carrying lunches, wine and more!

What I love most about Mudpuppy is that their products encourage kids to be creative and to use their imaginations. There were also kits and magnetic sets that are essential to keep little ones busy during all of your holiday travel.

7. That's a Wrap Take a Nap

Planning and executing any size event can be draining and you will have earned yourself an afternoon nap the next day. Tired little ones will drift off while counting sheep in the gorgeous, luxury convertible cribs from evolur . You would never believe that being made from real wood and with such exquisite details they retailed for less than $1,000. With Bedgear Performance Bedding technology you'll have quality sleep because of their dry-wicking and water repellant materials after some of your busiest days.

Was their a product you spotted that would be a must have for your next party or make a fantastic gift?

Take a Peak at the Party & Thanks to MomTrends & the Sponsors for a wonderful evening. 

Yoga Expert Latham Thomas Helps Mamas Be Comfortable in the New Bravado Designs Yoga Nursing Bra #BeComfortable #BravadoYoga

Robert Sturman

My community of girlfriends, whether I've known them since our days swooning over boys on the football team in high school or if we've met over cocktails while checking out trendy new products at a blogger event here in NYC and instantly clicked --I'm so lucky to have a tribe of women I'm truly able to be comfortable in my skin with. One thing I know we all have in common is that as mothers, wives and business women we are multi-tasking nurturers who try to find the balance in the midst of juggling everything we have going on. It's surely no easy task but nonetheless those rare "me-time" moments are so very welcomed even if squeezed in between nursing or pumping to fill bottles, business meetings and school pick ups.

In mid-October in celebration of the launching of Bravado Designs New Body Silk Seamless yoga nursing bra and National Yoga Month,my dear friend Latham Thomas, {who I met at a launch party for celebrity stylist June Ambrose's eyewear line} who is a rockstar & expert in the realm of all things wellness, partnered with the brand to host a "Be Comfortable" yoga session at the newly opened Five Little Pillars yoga studio on Madison Avenue.

That morning I was beyond excited for the afternoon class, I hadn't been to a yoga class in nearly a year but always felt ah-mazing after leaving all my stress on the mat. I made sure to wear the new bra I received in charcoal heather (also comes in pink heather) that was so graciously sent to me prior to the class to try out. Ladies, I kid you not- even if you aren't in the nursing stage it's ok, you will absolutely love this bra anyway! There's nothing better than a bra that allows you to #becomfortable - I mean we live in them all day, they should feel great to wear, right?

According to a recent survey conducted during National Yoga Month, the vast majority of moms say that comfort is by far the most important factor when choosing a nursing bra for light activity – yet nearly half of all women say their current nursing bra used for light activity and/or yoga is just “so-so.” For those women surveyed who would rather go to the dentist (23 percent), do their taxes (16 percent), have a bikini wax (25 percent) or renew their license at the DMV (24 percent), rather than wear an uncomfortable nursing bra - nearly half said their current bra doesn’t fit well and a quarter of women also said they don’t like the way their current bra looks or it doesn’t mold to their body’s changing shape.  For the more than half of moms who practice yoga and/or do a light activity three to four times a week, a comfortable nursing bra is key.

With convertible criss-cross straps and four-way stretch fabric that molds to a woman’s changing shape, whether in the third trimester or throughout breastfeeding, the Body Silk Seamless Yoga nursing bra is luxuriously soft, seamless and wire-free for added comfort. It also features removable foam inserts for shape and discretion, as well as easy open and close clips and full drop-away bra cups for skin-to-skin contact. The bra also comes with a conversion kit for extended usage. Now moms can indulge in their favorite yoga practice or activity, in total comfort and style. The bra also features patented Silverbreeze technology which is an antimicrobial finish that is applied to the fabrics which prevents the growth of odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause unpleasant odors and premature decay of fabric and discoloration. This great feature means it'll stay fresh through your most rigorous Vinyasa class, Pilates routine and power walks.

“I’ve been teaching expectant and new moms yoga for years, and finding a comfortable nursing bra is a common concern I hear,” said Yoga expert, maternity lifestyle guru and Mama Glow co-founder, Latham Thomas. “I love that Bravado Designs has introduced a solution – a bra that feels comfortable and doesn’t restrict your movement.  It makes all the difference in the world, especially for an expectant or new mom whose body is constantly changing.”


Latham offers her top three favorite poses, that can easily be done at home, to help nursing moms feel their most comfortable.

·      Child’s Pose (Restore): This gentle stretch calms the brain, helping to relieve stress and fatigue, along with back and neck pain. It also helps stretch the hips, thighs and ankles. 

Instructional Tip: Kneel down to your mat and touch your big toes together. Then, press your hips back toward your heels, separate your knees to hips-width and lay your torso down onto the floor or a bolster. Simply breathe deeply and rest for 5-to-10 breaths to feel the benefits.

·      Leg Drain (Rejuvenate): Leg drain pose is an easy way to refresh and combat sleep deprivation by boosting circulation and helping to drain lymph and other fluids that have pooled in your legs, angles and feet.   

Instructional Tip: Find a wall and, lay on your back with your legs straight up against the wall. If you want, lay a folded blanket or towel under your lower back for extra comfort.  Now, rest in this posture for 20 minutes; it's equivalent to taking a two-hour nap!

·      Reclined Cobbler’s Pose (Restore): Reclined cobbler's pose is a restorative posture that supports the spine and opens the chest and heart area. This is especially comforting for nursing moms who often suffer mid back and shoulder pain from hunching forward and flexing shoulders with little or improper cushion support when breastfeeding. 

Instructional Tip:  Stack blocks on an angle and lay your bolster over the blocks so it is at a 45-degree angle. Bring your sacrum to the base of the bolster, press hands into the floor and feet into the floor as you gently lie back. Allow the spine to rest over the bolster, relax your neck and head and open your chest. Draw the soles of your feet together and let the knees splay out to the sides. Rest your arms to the sides, palms face up.

Robert Sturman

After penning love notes to ourselves,  to top the lovely afternoon guests were all treated to a personal portrait during a mini photo session with internationally recognized yoga photographer Robert Sturman, who shot us while showing of our favorite yoga poses. We all truly enjoyed this intimate yoga session and I need you guys to give this bra a try and tell me how much you love it. I promise you will want to wear it all the dang time and will even forget you have one on.

Thank you to Bravado Designs, Latham Thomas and Five Pillars Yoga for having me!

Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra is currently available in Charcoal Heather and Pink Heather for $55.00 in the US and Canada at and National and Specialty retailers including, Breakout, Figure 8, Bosom Buddies, The Pump Station, Yummy Mummy, and in Canada at West Coast Kids, Snuggle Bugz,

Disclosure: I was invited to this event as media and received a gift bag for my attendance. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and no other compensation for this post was received.

Angry Birds 'Red' Balloon Debuts in the 2015 Thanksgiving Day Parade in Anticipation for New #AngryBirdsMovie

With Thanksgiving day only 2 days away I've got to tell you in all honesty I'm not a fan of the infamous bird for dinner. I know it's tradition, I know if you add a little tart, yet sweet cranberry sauce or marshmallow covered yams on the side, it jazzes up what I'd find to be really dry and turns it into something a little tastier. But I'd much much rather have a savory ham! And funny enough just yesterday a handful of NYC local bloggers were invited out to a "Birdless" Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings by Sony Pictures to get sneak peaks at the upcoming  3D animated, 2016 summer release of  The Angry Birds movie & to celebrate the NEW "Red" Angry Birds balloon being featured in this year's 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade.


Of course it was fitting that the main dish was a pig roast because these adorably colorful yet feisty and comedic birds are not fans of chowing down on other feathered friends but would sacrifice a pig in a heart beat. If you're not familiar with the family friendly games from Rovio (with players having downloaded more than 3 billion Angry Birds games) it's an all out battle between the birds and those bad, egg stealing piggies which will be no different in the upcoming film where we'll discover why these birds are just so angry!

It's always amazing to see how many millions of people both that live locally and travel from all over during the wee hours of the morning to see this parade. It doesn't matter how old you are, how early or cold it may be or whether you're down on the streets or peaking down from the windows in the warm & toasty buildings over-looking, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the best NYC traditions I've ever witnessed and implore everyone to do at least once!  As a kid my mom would layer us to the point where we thought we couldn't actually walk, make hot chocolate and feed us a hearty bowl of apple-cinammon oatmeal before we trekked uptown to the top of the parade at 5am and proudly claimed our spots on the city sidewalk located near food and the closest restroom, of course! And not surprisingly her efforts to make the day special were well after she spent hours in the kitchen preparing our holiday meal the night before. Attending the parade is one of the highlights of this time of year for me, whether i'm out there intermixed with the enthusiastic crowds or watching it live on T.V

There's nothing like the wonderment you can see glimmering from the eyes of lil' monsters as they sit perched on their parents shoulders & their eyes cascade quickly from the ginormous helium balloons drifting by to the vibrant floats who carry kid friendly tv characters and pop stars who energetically dole out songs  & high fives to all down below.

The new "Red" Angry bird surely won't disappoint in comparison to other anticipated balloons from years past - at a whopping 45.5 feet tall and 44 feet long. Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in a statement for USA today said  “With his trademark angry look, but lovable personality, Red will protect his precious egg as he takes flight down the streets of Manhattan and into the hearts of millions of spectators lining the Parade route and tens of millions more watching from homes across the country.”

Just like the parade, the ever so popular Angry Birds games and weekend trips to the movies allow for families to spend quality time together and we can't wait to see the new balloon take flight this Thanksgiving and the fun-filled movie next summer!

            Have you ever experienced  the parade in person before? Do you have a favorite Angry Bird you're looking forward to seeing in action in the movie?

Disclosure: All opinions expressed are 100% my own. No compensation was received for this post.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Help Little Ones Sleep Easier with the New Vicks Sweet Dreams Humidifier #GIVEAWAY

Oh the irony in me writing this post is that my 5 year old is tossing and turning beside me & our ten year old just went back to bed, all because their noses are red, stuffy and they are both in the middle of battling relentless colds. I guess I shouldn't be surprised with the abnormal and inconsistent weather we've been having, one minutes the temperatures are in the mid 60's and then there are mornings when it's 45 degrees when they walk out the door. I never know how to dress them without them complaining that they have on too many layers or that it's too windy and cold and wanted a hat. So it was only a  matter of time before we'd have to whip out the humidifiers and signal the troops {thermometers, tissues, cold medicines and more} to tackle cold and flu season.

Fortunately for me, I had attended a press preview last month for the New Vicks Sweet Dreams Cool Mist  Humidifier and their line of products that help prep for those extra germy days we wish we could avoid. If you have little ones they'll love being able to rest under this adorable humidifier's projections of zoo animals, sea creatures and constellations that will distract them from the uncomfortable symptoms of being sick & take them quietly into dreamland. My 5 year loves to turn on nightlights at bedtime so this is perfect because it kills two birds with one stone.

In addition to the dream inspired projections, the filter-free humidifier quietly releases cool mist into the air which provides much needed comfort and relief when the kiddies are suffering from nasal and chest congestion. And when needed you can place two Vicks scent pads for long lasting and soothing menthol vapors, which I personally love love the smell of. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using s cool mist humidifier throughout the winter months to help relieve congestion and coughs for children.


  • Filter free and ultra quiet operation.
  • Humidity control
  • Up to 24 hour operation using a 1 gallon tank.
  • Independently controlled projector with choice of 3 themes.
  • Auto shut off when empty
  • Best used in medium sized rooms

For $59.99 you can purchase this humidifier in Blue or Pink at Babies R 'Us, Amazon, Meijer and

A fun moment during the event was that we had the chance to meet and interact with some really cool animals from chameleons and chinchillas to frogs that reminded us of the animal friends projected on the ceiling. I'm obsessed with frogs and couldn't stop cheeseball smiling while holding a pair of cute and slimy ones who seemed to be exploring me as they climbed up on my arm and leaped up onto my shoulder.

An absolute must during this time of year is to have a reliable and accurate thermometer at home to determine the severity of a change in temperature. The new Vicks Smart Temp Thermometer will blow your mind and help make life so much easier. I for one know i've had instances where i'd be at work and the hubby or my parents had to stay home with our boys and we'd have inaccurate accounts for temperatures when it was time to bring the kids into the pediatrician. This new thermometer uses Bluetooth technology and a free companion app to not only take temperatures but stores a record of temperatures for every family member. No more going to the doctor and being unprepared!

Parents can set up individualized profiles for each family member and store their history on their iOS or Android device. You can even export the readings from the app via email to share the information easily with doctors, school nurses and other caregivers. Another great feature is that you can set reminders for when to retake temperatures or to give medicine.

  • Wireless temperature readings to the free companion app anywhere using Bluetooth technology
  • Track full temperature history stored by individual profiles for each family member.
  • Flexible tip for comfortable oral, rectal or underarm use.
  • Fever InSight changes the phone screen color based on the temperature range.
  • Export temperature readings and symptoms via email
  • Set temperature and medicine 
For $24.99 you can purchase this iOS and Android compatible thermometer at Babies R Us, Rite Aid, CVS Baby Aisle, Meijer, H-E-B, Amazon and 

                                                       *  GIVEAWAY *

We've teamed up with two of our fave mom bloggers Denise of and Tiffani of to offer one lucky a reader a Cold & Flu Prize Prep prize pack to help keep the winter coughs and sniffles away.

In our house we always have vicks vaporub and nyquil on hand to help the kids sleep better as they battle colds. Both my husband and I grew up with these products in our medicine cabinets and remember the days of being slathered down in Vaporub after a warm bath almost instantly when our parents discovered we were sick. We typically give NYquil to relieve cold symptoms like soar throats and a runny nose and put tissues near our boys beds while we wait for symptoms to subside.

Answer this Question in the comments below: Which of the three themed projections would be your little ones favorite?

Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win & good luck! Giveaway closes on December 4th 2015. Entrants mus be 18+ and has 24 hours to reply. Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of prize and hosts are not responsible for delivery.

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