Get Guaranteed Thicker, Denser-Looking Hair with NIOXIN Haircare-Giveaway #PGMom

For some reason even though many women put a lot of effort into ensuring that they take care of their aging skin, aging hair rarely gets the same attention. Yet as we get older, hair often gets finer, thinner and more brittle, especially after pregnancy. Personally, while I have lots of hair, it’s very fine and prone to breakage, which makes it hard to style and manage sometimes. So I was excited to try the new NIOXIN Hair System for fine and thinning hair. The system was especially designed for noticeably thinning hair and guarantees thicker, denser-looking hair in just 30 days.

I received the NIOXIN Thinning Hair System 2 to review and it only took a few uses for me to fall in love with it. The system works in three different ways. First, it provides thicker-looking hair by increasing the fullness of each hair strand. Secondly, it helps clean away follicle-clogging sebum for a healthier scalp. And third, it strengthens each strand against breakage and damage.

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Houses Smell Fresh with New Playtex Diaper Genie Carbon Filters #MomTrust

It’s funny how quickly a mother forgets the smell of dirty diapers once her kids are potty trained, yet how quick the memory returns when there is a baby in the house once more. When my boys were younger, a Diaper Genie was a product that I’d often thought about buying, but I never actually followed through. The smell of dirty diapers was something that I just got used to after a while, but I was sure happy when those diaper days were over!

mom and baby with teethease necklace

Then my sister came to visit for a week and with not one, but two little ones in diapers, that distinctive scent was once again filling my house. And I was shocked at just how strong it was! My sister actually has a Diaper Genie in her own house, but since Playtex had just released a brand new Diaper Genie Carbon Filter to help eliminate smells even better, I decided the timing was perfect to set up my own Diaper Genie and see how the filters worked in it. [Read more...]

Reverse the Signs of Aging With NeriumAD Age Defying Night Cream-Giveaway

I’ve become a lot more proactive about my skincare routine in the last few years. I was terrible about taking care of my skin in my twenties and that neglect has finally started to catch up with me in my thirties. Recently I managed to really commit to a skin routine and now that I’m starting to see such great improvements, I wanted to step it up even more by adding a great multitasking product to my skincare regime that would help fight aging and smooth my skin tone even more.

NeriumAD Age Defying Night Cream is said to do just that, and recently I was given a chance to test out this all-in-one skincare product for myself to see what I thought. The product has been getting a lot of attention lately for its promise of real results including minimized wrinkles and improved skin tone and texture. In fact, some people use nothing but NeriumAD once a day on their skin. I decided that I would combine it with my current skincare regime and see how I liked it.

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Show Your Cat Some Love with Tips from Arm & Hammer-Giveaway

I was never a cat person until my current pet. In fact, I had no interest in pets whatsoever. But my beloved Siamese cross Racer changed all that within a few weeks of joining our household. Her quirky personality, independence and cuddly nature won my heart and I’ve been a cat person ever since.

As a result, I fully admit that I spoil her a bit. She gets the highest quality cat food I can find, she drinks bottled water instead of tap water and she gets fun new treats and toys almost as often as my boys do. It’s all just part of the way that I show my cat love. Arm & Hammer understands my affection, and the company has some great tips for showing your cat a little extra love too:

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Welcoming Warm Weather with a #MyWhishParty Spring Celebration

A few months ago, I discovered the Canadian party supply store Whish, and any special occasion has become a whole lot easier ever since. I first had the opportunity to create an easy and elegant Valentine’s Day tablescape with the company’s Romantic Table for Two Ambiance Kit, and the stylish accessories and sleek disposable dinnerware made the process so easy. But Whish wanted me to see for myself how any occasion could become a special one with a little help from its extensive inventory of party supplies, so the company gave me the chance to throw my own party too, with any theme that I wanted!

whish party collage

Having just lived through an especially long and cold winter, the foremost thoughts in my mind were of sunshine, green grass and flowers. But even near the end of March, the snow just kept falling. So I decided to celebrate spring a different way instead…with a Welcome Spring party for my boys! Whish loved the idea and helped me put together decorations and accessories that would be sure to have my boys and their friends feeling warmer.

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Discovering New Healthy Options and a Fun New App at Denny’s Restaurants

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve been to a Denny’s restaurant, but I remember loving the chain’s delicious breakfasts and tempting desserts when I was a child. Denny’s has changed a lot since I was a child and the menu now also offers a tempting array of healthier “Fit Fare” options and a fun, interactive Denny’s Canada app that lets customers earn points towards free rewards at every visit!

zackary colouring denny's canada restaurant

I downloaded the app on my Android phone and took the boys out for a late breakfast/early lunch. The Kid’s Menu had plenty of variety and I was excited to see that kids eat free with an adult every Tuesday. Needless to say, I think we’ll be back again! The Fit Slam tempted me initially since it included two of my favourite vegetables, spinach and grape tomatoes, scrambled with egg whites for a healthy and delicious breakfast. But I was craving bacon and delicious cheese-covered eggs, so I decided to get the Lumberjack Slam, complete with shredded hash browns, toast, bacon, sausage and eggs.

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Tasy Fried Food Without All the Oil with the Philips Airfryer #AirfryerIt

I love to cook, and I use almost any different cooking technique I can when I’m in the mood to get creative in the kitchen. It was about five years ago that I bought a deep fryer for the first time and I have to admit, as somebody that eats a fairly healthy diet, I was surprised by how quickly it because an essential in our household.

I used heart-healthy coconut oil to ensure that the food I created was as healthy as possible, but I’m still always open to finding a better way to get the distinctive fried flavour I love without all the fat. Right now I save deep fried dishes for an occasional special treat, but if I can make that tasty country-fried chicken or poutine a little more often, I’d be all for that!

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Take Control of Your Child’s Screen Time with Kidoodle.TV-Giveaway #KidoodleMom

Television is really not something that I enjoy so about a year ago, I disconnected the satellite in my house. I’d started to feel as if I was paying money every month for the two children’s channels that my boys watched. With plenty of DVDs, I didn’t see any need to have anything else. It worked fairly well at first, but I noticed two distinct problems after a while. The first was that my boys craved variety, even with the large number of DVDs at their disposal they often asked about shows they had loved prior to my disconnecting the satellite. The second was that, when left to their own devices, they’d often sit in front of the television for hours watching the same shows over and over. Needless, to say, I didn’t approve of that at all! But at the same time, I had trouble monitoring the time they spent in front of the television.

kidoodle.tv home screen

Kidoodle.TV sounded like the perfect solution for me, and recently I got a chance to test out the service for myself. This online streaming network features a variety of popular children’s shows so that kids can find all kinds of fun new content to enjoy. But what really sets this service apart from the competition is the high level of parental control. Not only can I customize the programs that are displayed to my boys, I can set a time limit so that they can only watch until the timer runs out. [Read more...]