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Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Faves Oldies But Goodies IX

    

            I notice that many of you have children at different ages, or are even grandparents caring for children of all different ages. Plus, you may not have read some of my previous posts. Please note most of my posts are in the above tabs of About This Blog (basically our story as a family), The Mom Area (inspirational and informative tips and tricks), Epilepsy Awareness (My personal battle with Epilepsy and stories of others, as well as information), Party ThemesRecipes (from appetizers to baby food, check out all my yummies), Reviews (we review everything from places, technology, beauty, fashion, and of course baby and toddler items), Sponsor Information (if you are considering being a sponsor of Next Generation Stay At Home Mom) and Contact (if you want to shoot me an email for whatever reason, all are welcome, so are comments on the blog and social media). You can find other posts by searching or looking through the months and years. However, I thought it would be much easier for you to highlight stories and items every Friday so here you go! I hope you enjoy and all have a great weekend!


      I just wanted to make sure I thank each and every one of you for voting for us this past week. As of right now our little blog is in 3rd place!!! Keep up the voting. Remember you can vote once a day everyday for a month. I apologize for bombarding you with "please vote", but in the blogging world this is a huge deal for our little blog to even be nominated and it can help make this more than just inspiration it can turn inspiration into a dream. A dream that our little family can live off of what we love doing the best. So I encourage you to keep on voting and sharing with your friends. Remember we are #28 on the list and you have to click the heart in the upper right corner of the picture for votes to count and you can vote once a day. Thank you so much for giving us so much love! Here are some great Friday Faves Oldies but Goodies for you including a good majority of my favorite posts that I wrote, products that we love and still use and eat! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do and I wish you all a wonderfully fun weekend filled with love and laughter!




FRIDAY FAVES OLDIES BUT GOODIES IX

Know the facts of
The 411 On Secondary Drowning
Baby CPR Step By Step Approach

Be Inspired by
The Sound of LOL

Enjoy an
Artichoke, Spinach and Red Pepper Grilled Cheese

Use the left over spinach in this yummy recipe
Asiago Cheese Pasta With Spinach and Tomatoes

Splurge on some
Lemon White Chocolate Poundcake

Keep those allergies away with
NoseFrida SnotSucker

Record precious moments on
JVC Wi-Fi HD Flash Memory Camcorder

 





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Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Magical Kiss and Blow Method





     Once you find that your little one has turned into a running, jumping, scrambling, tantrum throwing, climbing on everything toddler you are going to have a lot of bumps and bruises headed your way. Not all bumps and bruises need to be attended to. In fact sometimes the worse they sound the better off your toddler is. However, it is inevitable that sooner or later your toddler will come up to you with a bumped head, arm, leg, you name it and will want some sort of solace. There may not even be a red spot and you may not even be able to tell anything happened. However, we all know that although we may have just bumped our head we are fine, but a toddler does not know that,  so they come to you for solace.
       For generations when a child fell and hurt them self and it was not bad enough for a cry, but it was bad enough that they could not shake it off and had to come to you for solace, moms and dads used the old method of making it better with a kiss. Did you know that there actually is some science to this? The sensation of the kiss distracts from the pain. Do you know what is even better than a kiss? A kiss and a light blow on the affected area. Believe it or not the mixture of the kiss and light blow make for two different sensations making your child completely distracted from the pain and you do not have much to do except offer some cuddles.
      We have gotten to the point now Xavier bumps his knee walks over to me and asks for a kiss and blow I do it and he is off running onto his next adventure. In fact the other day it was so adorable as he crashed two cars into each other purposely and then he kissed them each and blew on them to make them feel better. We have tremendous success with the kiss and blow method at our house I hope it works as well for you too!



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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Giveaway & Review: Prenatal Oxylent

I wrote this post while participating in a campaign by Tomoson and received a gift and or payment to thank me for my time. All views and opinions with regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced nor reviewed by the company prior to posting. I am disclosing this according to the FTC guidelines.




       Even though I am not pregnant or nursing I still actually take my prenatal vitamins. First of all we had a ton left over from pregnancy and breastfeeding and secondly I find that now especially chasing after a toddler I could use the extra folic acid and iron that is in most prenatal vitamins. I had frequent nausea when I was pregnant and had a hard time swallowing the enormous prenatal vitamins that you have to. So when I was offered the chance to try an effervescent prenatal vitamin drink as opposed to taking vitamins I jumped at the chance since I knew many pregnant and nursing women may have the same problem that I did.
        Prenatal Oxylent is a prenatal vitamin powder that you add to six ounces of water and stir. It is not gritty and you can even add ice to the drink. When I drink it it reminds me of something similar to a crystal light, but much healthier.



       The unique effervescent delivery system offers exceptional absorption of all the vital nutrients the body needs. Prenatal Oxylent is recommended by the American Pregnancy Association and has even received the Albion Gold Medallion Status Award that recognizes this product for excellence in mineral formulation. It has no sugar and is sweetened with pure Stevia. 
       Stevia is  made from the leaves of the stevia rebaudiana plant and is an artificial sweetener. It is sweeter than sugar, so less is needed to sweeten foods. It is safe to consume during pregnancy and may even help you to avoid gaining unnecessary weight. Of course only your doctor can determine how much artificial sweetener you should have so be sure to discuss it with your doctor before using especially if you are pregnant. ( Source: LiveStrong.com)
      Prenatal Oxylent has no sugar, no gluten, no dairy, no soy, no herbs, no caffeine is non GMO and has nothing artificial in it. It comes in a light cranberry raspberry flavor and each package contains 30 packets. Each packet contains 5.8 grams of powder in it. 



      After using this for a while. I do like it a lot. It is a nice refreshing way to get the vitamins that you need. I find it especially useful if I am not feeling well in the morning or am nauseous. My only problems with it is I am not fond of the taste of Stevia. I would have preferred just a touch of real sugar instead. Also, I do find this very expensive if you plan on having a packet a day which is equal to a prenatal vitamin. It is $36.95 for a package that comes with 30 packets so basically a month's supply. However, I think as a pregnant or nursing mom Prenatal Oxylent is great to have around in your cabinet so that you have the option of having it or the horse pill everyday. So Next Generation Stay At Home Mom gives Prenatal Oxylent 4 Stars!



Prenatal Oxylent is sold at most health food stores such as Whole Foods. You can find a store near you or order it online by their website www.Oxylent.com a package is $36.95 for 30 packets in the Sparkling Cranberry Raspberry Flavor.  You can also enter to win your own package in our giveaway! 

The giveaway starts today Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM EST and ends
Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM EST! Be sure to enter! 

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  Next Generation Stay At Home Mom has been nominated as a Top Stay-At-Home-Mom Blogger. Please vote for the blog to be in the top ten. It is in the top 50 worldwide right now. You can vote everyday!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stay Strong Mama





STAY STRONG MAMA
BY
RENEE ARBIA

Stay strong mama though you are tired and weary.
Stay strong mama though your body aches and you cannot think clearly.
Stay strong mama if not for yourself for your child.
Your struggles may seem tumultuous, but in the long run they are mild.
Even though your children may not eat the food you cook,
remember they have no idea how long it took.
Their little faces only know you were not by their side,
watching and playing with them through every stride.
Stay strong mama for you cannot always stay, 
but remember to make up for time with play.
Stay strong mama when stopping your child who may hit, kick or shove.
Show them through your discipline the power of love.
Stay strong mama as your child acts out and is smug.
Remember in a little while they will just need a kiss and a hug.

 
Next Generation Stay At Home Mom has been nominated as a Top Stay-At-Home-Mom Blogger. Please vote for the blog to be in the top ten. It is in the top 50 worldwide right now. You can vote everyday!
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Construction Sites and Toddlers

 


    I can say as a new parent it never occurred to me how much fun seeing a construction site is. Now that Xavier is 28 months old he is facing forward in his car seat. They are doing a lot of major construction on the main road to our house as they are adding a bypass to the city from our little suburbs.
     I am glad the bypass is going in and although it gets rid of so many beautiful, natural landscapes it is natural to make some room for progress. The construction makes us stop and wait and then drive slowly through one lane traffic everyday. It really is not that bad of a wait or bother. However, we had no idea just how exciting it is for Xavier to see.
      He is now ecstatic every time we get into the car. Then, as we approach the construction area he gets so excited about the cranes, bulldozers, excavators and all the fun construction vehicles that until now he has only seen in his books and on television.
      It is funny the things that children notice. It never ceases to amaze me how much adults take for granted. I may have seen thousands of cranes, bulldozers and construction vehicles in my life. There have been times when I was annoyed to see them because I was rushing through them to get somewhere. However, now I do not even mind waiting to watch my little man point and screech with excitement at watching the construction vehicles.
       One time one of the construction vehicles was actually in action on the side of the street and we were sitting waiting and he was having a ball. I thought he might jump out of his seat he was so excited. It just goes to show that children really do have the best ways of living. There is no such thing as bad experiences.
       So the next time you are stuck in traffic due to construction, try to look at it from a toddlers point of view. I guarantee it will at least make you laugh!

I hope you all have a great week! Thank you all for your continued support and love from the voting! Keep it up we are almost done!



Next Generation Stay At Home Mom has been nominated as a Top Stay-At-Home-Mom Blogger. Please vote for the blog to be in the top ten. It is in the top 50 worldwide right now. You can vote everyday!
Voting begins 7/21/14 5:35AM PST and ends 8/21/14 11:55PM PST
Just click on the button below and find the picture of Xavier and I (#28) and click on  the heart in the right hand corner of the picture everyday and your vote is cast for this blog. Thank you so very much for your support and love!

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