MAM anti-colic bottle review

With every new baby, or grand baby comes a whole new line of products. Thanks to science and researchers, we are learning new ways to keep our babies happy, and healthy. A couple of months ago we met our newest grand baby, Louise. Like a lot of new born babies, her digestive system is not yet her friend. There have been a lot of problems with gas, spitting up and unpleasant crying. This sure can make even the best of parents feel helpless. One thing that has helped through this difficult time is using the correct bottle. MAM sent us the below Anti-colic bottles to review with little Louise.

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Unlike the expensive bottles my daughter registered for, MAM anti-colic bottle are vented at the base to ensures babies can drink quietly and relaxed. Ventilation holes regulate the pressure balance. The milk can flow evenly – without bubbles, without foaming. Simply relaxed. This is proven to equal 80% less colic in babies!

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The measurement marks on the bottle are nice and clear for keeping rack of how fast baby is eating. The MAM Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple makes switching between breastfeeding and bottle especially easy – Thanks to its patented silky soft silicone surface. Proven to be 94% effective of babies acceptance.

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MAM bottles are 100% BPA free and another awesome thing about them is that they’re built to sterilizes in only 3 minutes! Each bottle can be taken apart in 3 easy steps, sterilized in the microwave – quick and easy without a separate sterilizer. Also ideal for on the go, or visiting grandparents!

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It didn’t take long for our daughter to return the unopened bottles she received at her shower, and replace them with MAM Anti-colic bottles. They are way easier on Louise’s digestive system, helping her relax and get the nutrition and rest she needs. We love these bottles!

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Available in a single pack, double pack or triple pack?. We would highly recommend MAM Anti-colic bottles to any new parent or as a gift.

MAM started in 1976 – with the vision of high quality baby products that unify design, function and medical competence. Today MAM is the leading design brand in baby care and, with its premium products, present on five continents – in some cases as market leader. More than 50 million times annually, discerning parents the world over, choose a MAM product.

Learn more about MAM, visit their website, and be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

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7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.

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1. Enjoyed dinner out alone with my husband.
2. Felt run down while fighting off a sinus infection/ and or cold.
3. Cried during a tv show. This is a weekly occurrence while Parenthood is airing.
4. Enjoyed baking and decorating Halloween cupcakes with my daughter and granddaughter.
5. Won a prize on a blog.
6. Saw Gone Girl. Didn’t hate it, but I’m not so sure I loved it either.
7. Vacuumed our bedroom. Besides scrubbing the tub this is at the bottom of my list of favorite things to do.

7 Things on Sunday, Pretty Lady Salon #Detroit

This week, instead of writing about myself, I decided to list seven things I love about Pretty Lady Salon.

1. Their knowledgeable and talented staff. Pretty Lady Salon is an Aveda Concept Salon, so continual education on all new trends and products keeps them in the now. Ready to handle any issues you might be facing.

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2. Outgoing customers service. I love that they offer a flexible schedule, fitting in an appointment when I need it. I know I don’t always make that easy, but they never let me down.

3. Comfortable atmosphere. I am always greeted with a genuine smile. The staff is super friendly. Honestly, it just feels good to be there.

4. Pedicures! No explanation needed. Pedicures to me are like the most amazing gift to myself, and these ladies know how to rock a pedicure.

5. They give back! Whether it’s working with local woman’s shelter to give interview make overs, or collected canned goods. Pretty Lady Salon works hard to make a difference.

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6. Great pricing. The staff at Pretty Lady Salon wants every customers to not only leave pleased with the outcome of their service, but to also feel they received a great value. They keep their pricing competitive – something I really appreciate. They often run specials, and recently a fun spa package giveaway.

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7. They are always upgrading! Recently added; a beautiful new brow-bar, which I LOVE! Featuring a new full body message chair. It’s so nice to sit back, relax at let the ladies of Pretty Lady Salon rework, reshape and pamper my brows. Also, speaking of pampering – new to Pretty Lady Salon is Masseuse Kathy! By appointment, only $1 a minute. It’s a quick way to relieve stress, increase blood flow, ease tension, and just to feel good. Now this place has it all! I’m thinking of moving in…lol

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Pretty Lady Salon is located @ 7840 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101
313-386-5557

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FTC Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Pretty Lady Salon in which free services have been received. All photos used and opinions expressed are still honest and my own. I have been a Pretty Lady customer for over two years prior to this relationship.

Back to School snacks & sandwiches with Boar’s Head

With the kids back to school, anytime is a great time for delicious sandwiches and snacks with Boar’s Head products.

Easy ham roll-ups (made with low sodium Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Ham), along with fresh fruit and veggies make for a perfect after school/ study snack. It not only taste great, but it gives our teenage daughter a balance of energy and brain power that she needs to get through the school week.

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About Boar’s Head:
“Since 1905, Boar’s Head has been a family business. In the beginning we had a very simple idea: Make the finest cold cuts possible. Nothing less. More than a century later, we remain committed to continuously improving our time-honored processes so that we can meet the unwavering standards of quality and service that our customers have come to expect – and deserve.”

All of Boar’s Head premium products contain no fillers, no by-products, no artificial colors or flavors, no gluten, and zero grams of trans fat per serving. So, it’s no surprise to us, that Boar’s Head is our family’s first choice when it comes to sandwiches.

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and we LOVE sandwiches! Knowing that sliced meats are not always made of the best ingredients, my husband and I try to stick with a healthy, lower sodium option whenever available.

Boar’s Head makes that easy by offering a nice varity. Bologna, Black forrest ham, Oven roasted beef, Oven roasted turkey to name a few of the meats. They also offer a nice selection of cheeses such as Swiss, Muenster, Lacey Swiss, American and more. See a complete list on their website.

When shopping – I always ask for Boar’s Head by name. You can really taste the difference.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy Boar’s Head in is Ovengold® Turkey Slaw Sliders!

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“Enjoy the perfect combination of sweet and savory with coleslaw and Boar’s Head Fiery Chipotle Gourmaise™ deliciously layered on our Ovengold® Turkey, then crowned with a pretzel bun.”

Visit the Boar’s Head website for this, and a variety of other great recipes.

Do you have a favorite sandwich recipe? Try it next time with Boar’s Head, available at your local butcher/ deli and where perineum fine meats are sold.

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FTC Disclosure: Free product/ payment was received in exchange for this blog post. I was nto asked or influenced to writ e a positive review. Photos used are my own. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Improve your air quality with Filtrete Filters #HealthierHome

Disclosure: I was provided products as compensation for my participation in the #HealthierHome campaign. All opinions are my own.

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Do you know that changing your furnace filter regularly will greatly improve your air quality, and reduce odors in your home? Filtrete Filters knows! They also know that using a good quality filter can be a great weapon in the war against seasonal allergies. Here in our house, those are the major reasons we change our filter monthly, and why only use Filtrete Filters.

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As much as I love the spring and fall weather here in Michigan, both seasons are often hard on my family’s sinuses, and upper respiratory system. Using Filtrete Filters has really made a difference that we can feel.

Odor Reduction

We recently experienced a major sewer backup in our basement, causing a big stinky mess. Everything the sewer water touched had to go! As the items were somewhat easy to remove from the house, the smell was not. Putting in a Filtrete “Odor Reduction” filter made a huge difference. When we needed it the most!

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Made of the highest quality materials, it’s no surprise that Filtrete filters have been helping families breathe cleaner air, inside millions of homes for over 25 years.

When considering which Filtrete filter is best for your home, consider your families needs, and area.

Get to know Filtrete! Visit the Filtrete website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter @Filtrete .

I’m working with Filtrete Filters to keep my house a #HealthierHome . Watch for my follow-up post in December.

The Color Run $5.00 off Registration #Happiest5K

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.



Wear white at the starting line, finish plastered in color!
The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!



Visit The Color Run official website for locations and to score $5.00 off a regular priced registration in The Color Run. – -Valid for a single or team runner/walker/crawler.

If you cannot find your city then sign up for the VIP list and you will be the first to be notified when we come to your town!

$5 off code (HAPPY5OFF) must be typed in at checkout, not copy/pasted. Discount codes not valid with other discounts or promotions. Under age 5 does not need a registration to participate but will not receive swag. $5 off code NOT VALID ON DELUXE PACKAGE. “Paint” is actually a food grade colored cornstarch.

Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse

We do our best to make brush your teeth time fun around here! It goes something like – brush, brush, brush, and swish…

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The swish is an important step that we never miss. It’s not just about having fresh breath. A fluoride-containing mouth rinse, is a great way to protect tooth enamel, fight plaque, and help prevent gum disease. Knowing that, why not make it fun? So, it’s game on with Becca and the new Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse, as they tackle those hard-to-reach areas that toothbrushes can easily miss.

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With Stella or Red Bird perched atop each bottle, the sink beckons and one of the world’s most popular games makes oral care entertaining in its own right. The bubble gum flavor is kid-friendly and the formula is sugar and alcohol-free. Each bottle of Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse also comes with a convenient snap off cup that allows for precise measuring.

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Swish, swish, swish and smile! Turns out cavities are no match for this Angry Bird! Becca loves using this mouth rinse. She gives the clean feeling and the flavors (Bubblegum, Stellaberry) two big beaks up.

A few examples as to why we also love Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse:

  • A convenient “no mess” cup is attached to the bottom of the bottle; makes measuring the right quantity simple. Then, slide it back in for storage (no more messy dripping caps)
  • Sugar-free, alcohol-free
  • Contains fluoride for strong enamel
  • Provides long-lasting anti-cavity protection
  • Freshens breath
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse is recommended for kids ages 6 and up.

It’s available at Target, Walgreens Wal-Mart, CVS, Safeway, Rite-Aid and other like retailers for MSRP of just $3.99.

FireFly is a Dr.Fresh Brand! Connected with FireFly on Facebook and Twitter.

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. Opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own.

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I did over the past seven days.

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1. Enjoyed a fun evening with Maleficent. Becca is in-love with this costume.
2. Stayed up way too late binge watching Grey’s Anatomy with my teenage daughter.
3. Dealt with a headache five out of the last six days. Still throbbing.
4. Took our dog Roxy camping and to the beach for the first time. She loved it.
5. Got by brows waxed at my salon’s new brow bar. Which is Awesome!
6. Watched an advanced screener of Parent’s Just Don’t Understand for HUB Network (review coming soon).
7. Enjoyed spending time with our new grand-baby.