Loloz With Cavibloc – Giveaway!

I am so incredibly excited about this giveaway! As a Mom I have struggled a lot with wondering if I am giving my child too much sugar, or products that will harm their teeth. Finding a product that not only resembles a candy, tastes good and that helps to prevent cavities feels like a diamond in the rough. Loloz is exactly that a diamond in the rough and the result of 7 years of research by a team of microbiologist at the UCLA School of Dentistry.37761476_2040385442889773_5790336339937329152_n

Loloz specializes in candy with Cavibloc. You are probably wondering what Cavibloc is well, it is a specialized active ingredient found in a specific type of licorice root. Cavibloc targets and disables major organisms that cause tooth decay, such as Streptoccus mutans, Sobrinus and Lactobacilli. It kills the cavity causing bacteria and can prevent cavities from forming for up to 6 months! For best results you are to have 2 candies a day for 10 days once in the morning and once in the evening. Doing this twice a year will give the best results.

lolozCurrently Loloz come in a small hard candy form and a lollipop form. They currently have 3 flavors, Berry, orange and lemon! With Halloween coming I think these are the perfect thing to give your child to prevent them from getting cavities. As a child that grew up terrified of the dentist and have struggled with cavities all my life. I think these products are great and I am so excited to be able to offer, a discount code for $5 off your purchase! As well as 1 lucky winner will receive 3 boxes of loloz to try! If you are located in Canada you can purchase Loloz from Amazon or have your local dental provider order them for you direct, or ship to the states!

To enter all you have to do is:

  1. Like Mini Monsterz Mama Blog and Loloz on facebook
  2. Share the loloz post on my page with your friends
  3. Tag a friend on the post who you think would love to give it a try

 

Draw ends November 4th at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be announced November 5th at 10 am.

Anthrodesk – Manual Standing Desk Converter Review

In the past I have discussed the issues I have felt since having Brooks and how it has affected my body. But something I haven’t really shared which is a real issue is that I struimg_7434ggle a lot to sit, sitting on hard surfaces is painful and leaves my pelvis and hips in so much pain. I am doing exercises to work on this, but this is something that is going to take time to correct. Something that I am not very patient with.

As a Mom blogger I do most of my writing at the kitchen table, sitting on a hard chair and afterwards I am left in a lot of pain. Sometimes I move to the couch, but my focus totally turns from blogging to my cute dogs who huddle around me or the tv hanging on the wall. I needed something that was going to help me to stay focused on the task and get my writing done without being in so much pain.

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I recently got an Anthrodesk manual Standing desk converter and absolutely love it, because my husband and I haven’t set up any real office, yet I am using it on my kitchen table, but I love it! I can make dinner and write blogs. But in all seriousness, it is actually just great to be able to write and not be in pain after.
The product itself took me 5 minutes to set up and it takes up very little space on our kitchen table, about the size of a large cutting board. It is super easy to set up, and to adjust for your height, it is very sturdy. Not only do I find that it is helping with reducing my pelvic pain from not sitting I also find that since using it my posture has greatly improved.

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I talk a lot about how I workout for my sanity, the truth is I have goals that I want to make happen by the end of the year, and I strongly believe that by using the standing desk it will help me to stay motivated, stop the struggle on the couch. My daily steps have increased since using it, and I find my productivity is much better.

There are more than a few things I love about this product but something that is so important to me is that this is a Canadian Company. I often find that when I am looking for a product, it always seems to come from a company outside of Canada. So, knowing that this product is made in Canada and my money is going straight back to the economy gives piece of mind. Anthrodesk specializes in selling standing desk and modern office accessories that make you healthier and more productive. They also stand behind all their products; they have the BEST warranty in the industry and a money back guarantee. The company was started by someone who sat in a cubicle and realized that they had contracted the sitting disease and they wanted to change the way their life was and ensure that others could also find affordable products and live healthier lives without having to switch jobs.

I briefly mentioned it on my stories, but I have a full-time job outside of blogging, I am just currently on maternity leave. I go back to work in November and something that always upset me about work is that I sit all day long. Whenever I was at work I found it so much harder to lose weight and stay healthy because I would be sitting for 2.5 hours on my commute to and from work and then again all day at work. I am so excited to know that I can purchase another one of these great products for the office to maintain my healthy lifestyle that I have created while being off work.
If you are interested in learning more about Anthrodesk products, you can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and purchase directly from Amazon AnthroDesk: Standing Desk Converter – Cherry.

XoX Chelsea

Birthday Gift Guide For Toddlers

If you are anything like me you probably are looking at the next 4 months and thinking wow so many birthdays coming up, I need to get on top of this!

We have so many friends birthdays coming up and  have only managed to shop for the next 4 birthdays my son is invited to, but we have tons of friends with Birthdays coming up and I decided to share some of the best gifts that I have seen,

 

Gifts for kids 1 & 2

At this stage in a child’s life they are very much at a sensorimotor development phase, so gifts that are great for this age I look to help in that phase! This simply means that a child is developing their sensory and motor skills with the environment.

Here are my top 5 Favorite gifts for kids during this age, starting from lowest cost to highest

  1. Duplo Lego – Any Set – These range in price from $18.00 – $99.00 depending on the size of the set
    I absolutely love Lego for this age, its really colorful and fun and children get to work to put it together and often really enjoy the taking it apart aspect as well
  1. Bubble Lawn Mower – $19.99
    This is one of my favorite toys for this age because they may or may not be walking and they probably love pushing things around. At this age they are also fascinated with bubbles.
  1. Fisher Price little people – any set range in price from $29.99 – $99.99 depending on the size of set 
    This one is great for learning what things are and see new worlds, some of them are farm sets, or safari, etc.
  1. Little Tykes first slide – $39.99 at Walmart
    Pearce got his first slide at age 1 and absolutely loved it, he loved climbing up it and going down, he played on it for hours, so excited to learn how to climb and the excitement of going down.
  1. Water Tables/ Water & Sand Tables – Prices vary depending on size
    Water tables are so fun; kids absolutely love them, and they come with so many toys that help children learn and understand how water and sand move. They can build sandcastles and play in the water.

Gifts for ages 3 & 4

Kids at this age are learning their fine motor skills so they are learning a lot about how to play with smaller items. They are also learning a lot about pretend and how to pretend things are something they aren’t/

Here are my top 5 favorite gifts for ages 3 & 4 listed by price lowest to highest

  1. Kerplunk or other toddler games – $20.00
    This is a super fun game that toddlers can totally play, and have a lot of fun with, other fun games for toddlers are Gone Fishin’, Soggy Doggy, don’t break the ice.
  1. Melissa and Doug – My magnetic Daily Calendar – $24.99
    I absolutely love this toy as it teaches children, days of the week, season, how they are feeling, and what day it will be tomorrow.
  1. Picasso Tiles – Magnetic blocks – $49.99
    These blocks are awesome for building and some comes with letters and numbers on it and so while your child is building it can learn to recognize letters and numbers.
  1. V-tech Digiart Creative Easel – $69.99 
    I love this easel because it can be used as an easel for kids to paint on and draw on and this one also turns on and teaches children how to draw letters, pictures and is a great interactive toy.
  1. Train table and Trains – 89.99 +
    We absolutely love trains in our house, they are fun to build the track and set it up and take it apart and rebuild. Our little guys both loves playing with trains.

 

Other great gifts are books, coloring books, playdough, and letter tracing books. These are just some of the ideas we love, all kids are different, and you can always give clothing as well, these are just some of our favorite items to give as gifts.

Toddlers can be really hard to shop for and they receive a ton of toys. I personally do try to move away from the kids getting toys, Brooks for example’s birthday is right before Christmas and we never open all our kids gifts at once, we usually wait on a few, so this can become really hard when he has just had a birthday. So, we usually aim to get other gifts. Some other great gifts that aren’t a toy that parents would love their child to receive are:

  1. Gift cards to local leisure centers in your town:


this is a great gift because it allows children to put it towards public programs or towards a lesson. We have gotten this as gifts from a couple friends for our kids and used it for public skating, or swimming and loved the family memory it created

  1. Gift Cards to an activity, such as Movie Theatre, bowling alley, or go karts (depending on age)

    this is a wicked gift as it creates another family memory for them to go and enjoy!

  2. Passes to a local Zoo or Aquarium.

    Again, this is a great one to give the family excuse to go and make memories! My kids have been very blessed to go to a daycare where they had a zoo pass and have been to the zoo lots. But we take the boys to the aquarium for Pearce’s birthday and he absolutely loves it. Last year he even got to feed the jelly fish.

  3. Gift cards to a local restaurant, or candy store.

    this one may seem a little bit odd, but its fun for children to get to go to a restaurant and pay with their own gift card. Even just $5 to a local candy store or donut store is a ton of fun for them, and one less toy in the house!

  4. Gift Card to a clothing or shoe store.

    This one may seem a little untraditional, but kids are constantly growing and sometimes buying clothes we get the wrong size, or we get a ton of them to avoid buying toys. Giving a gift card allows the child to go and pick out something with their gift card that they need, and also maybe when they’ve grown a bit – this doesn’t have to be a lot, but it’s a great way to pitch towards those items.

 

I hope you find this helpful, and that we can soon enjoy birthday parties like we did before covid!

– xOx Chelsea