Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Product Love: Parasol Co - diapers + wipes

If you follow my blog, you know that my number one priority is to always keep my children happy, safe and comfortable. I was recently introduced to Parasol diapers and wipes, and they are by far the softest diaper my children have ever worn. The Parasol team has spent years developing a highly effective diaper that is eco-friendly and incredibly soft to the touch and their wipes they have a delicious, clean and subtle cucumber smell.

Parasol is a California based team of parents, artists, thinkers, creatives and baby care experts who  believe in quality products that deliver comfort, style and eco-conscious practices. Parasol diapers are luxuriously soft, incredibly thin and absorbent, made of responsible, baby safe materials and covered in hand-painted designs from emerging artists around the world.

• Hypoallergenic
• Chlorine-free
• Lotion-free
• Fragrance-free
• Latex-free

Their unique Drylock technology allows diapers to absorb and wick away moisture from your baby’s skin, while using far less tree material from sustainably managed forests in the diaper’s core. 

• Fragrance-free
• Paraben-free
• Alcohol-free
• Hypoallergenic
• Phthalate-free

Use code HELLOJACK16 to receive $20 off your first subscription box.

Subscribing to Parasol is easy! 

-Select between diaper + wipes or diapers only packages (packages range from $70-$85 per month). You can switch between packages at any time.

-Then choose your size and collection. Pick from 3 beautiful design collections. Try a new collection each month or stick with your favorite.

-Pick a delivery frequency. Get your box delivered every 3, 4 or 5 weeks. You may pause or cancel at any time.

Parasol also offers a free trial box - simply pay $6 shipping and you will receive 8 ultra-soft diapers from their Delight Collection, and a travel pack of wipes.

Also available for purchase are giant packs of diapers as well as full and travel size wipes.

Parasol's launch collection was created by the super talented artist Ashley Goldberg (interesting fact: I bought my first AG print back in 2008). Ashley's prints feature a balance of sophisticated colors with elegant, yet bold designs.

"It was important to me to create a collection of patterns that are timeless but whimsical. Playful but restrained. Colorful but organic. A beautiful collection that has all the elements parenthood does: love, fun, thoughtfulness, intention, and just the right amount of spontaneity." 
Monday, May 16, 2016

Company Spotlight: BRIO Toys

Wooden toys and toys with wooden accents are my favorite! I will always pick - for my children and as gifts - wooden toys over any other kind, their quality is far superior. With 3 kids, I have to make sure that toys last and can be passed on though out the years.

This Easter, we gave the kids toys from BRIO. The BRIO has been creating quality products since the end of the 1800s, they have successfully combined innovation with craftsmanship. BRIO toys carry recognize the magic of play, and support children’s growth and development in a safe way. All while making life more enjoyable for parents. 

BRIO was founded in 1884 in Osby, a small town located in southern Sweden. Today, the small family-run business has grown into the global company with subsidiaries in Germany, France and Japan and distributors around the world. BRIO's product catalog currently consists of numerous toys and games for the whole family under the brand Alga. 

For Easter, Jack got Countryside Horse Set, Dylan a Remote Control Travel Train, and Lucia got Motion Wobbler

The great thing about BRIO toys that they can be used separately or together as add ons. The boys love setting up the railway and controlling the remote control and motorized trains. Almost every morning, Dylan heads to the playroom and bulls the BRIO box and starts everything up setting up - with big brother's help.

Lucia is still too young to join in - although she tries! Her new Wobbler is helping her develop and master new skills every day.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Baby Essentials: Pacidose Baby & Infant Medicine Dispenser

If your babies are anything like mine, it's nearly impossible to easily and accurately give them children  any type of liquid medication, it's always a struggle. Luckily, Pacidose is here to help!

Created by Dr. Agnes Scoville a mom, a veteran and an ER doctor, Pacidose is a pacifier medication dispenser that features a hospital-grade oral syringe for perfect measurement, and a tiny tube down the middle that prevents liquid from being wasted in the nipple.

Multiple studies confirm that babies are frequently given the wrong dose of medicine, due to rejection and inaccurate measurement. Pacidose solves the problem.

Available in 0-6, 6-18 and 18+ months. Pacidose is easy to use.  Simply fill the syringe with the correct amount of medicine, attach the Pacidose nipple to the syringe and after your child begins to suck, gently assist with plunger. Done! How easy is that? No more wasted medicine, no more inaccurate dosing. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spring and Summer Ready with The Children's Place

This summer, The Children's Place designers are drawing inspiration from their local fruit stand! TCP is bringing a bold watermelon and citrus theme to their current apparel and accessory lines. Check out my favorite pieces below and shop all the pieces here.
Check out this cutie wearing her new watermelon pjs - so sweet!

Of course we can't forget about the boys. TCP's current toddler and boy's lines is full of comfy, casual and stylish separates that are perfect to mix and match and will easily transition from spring to summer. 

And guys, guess what? The ENTIRE site is currently 50% off. No exclusions. Hurry and stock up on your favorites for this season and next!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mealtime Made Easy - Boon Products + a delicious recipe

If you follow me on Instagram (what? you don't? follow me here) you probably know that back in December I started 21 DayFix. This transition to a healthier lifestyle is one our entire family has made. One of my favorite dishes to cook for my boys is whole wheat pasta with turkey meat sauce. It's a simple but super delicious meal to make and the best part? It take no time to make. Below is my super quick recipe.

Brown 1-1/2lbs of turkey meat with a little bit of minced garlic and drain.
Add 1 jar of your favorite store bought pasta sauce
Add parmesan cheese to taste
Let it simmer for 20 mins
Cook whole wheat pasta and voila! 

My boys absolute love it and always ask for seconds! When my husband makes this dish on weekends, he makes his sauce from scratch. Since I'm super busy during the week, I always use store bought pasta sauce and add mince garlic and parmesan cheese to up the flavor. I make enough sauce to freeze, it's my go to dish for busy nights.

With the help of Boon innovative products, mealtime is always a success. Have you guys heard of their new dishwasher net? SPAN is a stretchy silicone net that hooks to your dishwasher rack and keeps everything thing locked down. No more cups and bowls flipping over and filling with nasty water - yuck!

Another Boon product that I'm absolutely loving right now is the new FORB MINI. Perfect for toddler dishes (and nonstick cookware) this petite brush is made from  super durable silicone brushes that leave your dishes clean without any scratches,

Disclosure: This post is written in collaboration with Boon who provided samples for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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