CLOSED Giveaway and Review: Clinere Ear Cleaners

clinereadI am flat out excited to share with you today a new way to clean your ears and I have actually seen the pediatrician use a similar tool in his office when Princess Ki gets wax build up in her ears. The new Clinere Ear Cleaners are said to be the new way to get your ears clean versus the old school cotton swab.

Information Provided To Me About Clinere Ear Cleaners

Clinere™ Ear Cleaners are the latest innovation in personal ear cleaning and a much needed upgrade from the outdated cotton swab.

Complete with dual purpose ends and made of soft, flexible plastic, Clinere™ Ear Cleaners feature a scoop end that can be used to remove unwanted wax, dirt and debris, as well as a finned end that can be used to clean and exfoliate the outer surfaces of the ear and canal entrance.

Clinere™ Ear Cleaners are sold in 10-count packages and priced between $5.99 and $6.99. Currently, they are available in Walmart, Kmart, Walgreens, CVS, Meijer, H-E-B and Shopko stores nationwide. Of course you can also find Clinere™ Ear Cleaners on Amazon.com.

What I Personally Thought about Clinere Ear Cleaners

Honestly, I wouldn’t try these on myself for fear because I am horrible about gauging where I place cotton swabs as it is.  I sure wasn’t going to have the man put them in my ear either so I tested them out on the munchkins and loved using these. My middle child has a really narrow area so I have always had issues with cotton swabs in his ears, they don’t go in easily and barely get a thing out. Clinere™ Ear Cleaners worked very good with my middle child’s ears!

My daughter enjoys these much better than cotton swabs because like I said earlier they remind me of the tool her pediatrician uses on her. Princess Ki was happy to test these out with my supervision. Overall I am very satisfied with the ease of use with Clinere™ Ear Cleaners.

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WIN a 10 pack of Clinere Ear Cleaners

One lucky person from the United States or Canada can win

Ends at 11:59pm EST on October 20, 2010

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Wordless Wednesday: Teeth Brushing Time

Wordless Wednesday

Waving For Pic for Daddy Justin

Hi - We r Brushing our teeth good

Yes Mam!

Yes Mam!

Teeth are all brushed!

Teeth are all brushed!

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Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems

Switching on the Moon A Very First Book of Bedtime PoemsI get to share another great book published by Candlewick Press with poems collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters with illustrations by G. Brian Karas. If you don’t know already I am addicted to poetry, I write it, I read it, I love it. Now with Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems I am able to share that love of poetry with my children at bedtime.

Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems has a great collection of poetry perfect for little ones, and is recommended for ages birth to five. My oldest is eight year old and enjoys the poems as well, so who knows if you have an older child that loves poetry they may enjoy these as well.

This book was released in September 2010 and our family has had the pleasure to enjoy it as long as we have enjoyed Tuck Me In from Candlewick Press. Amazing children book that you must add to your collection this holiday season!

Description Taken From Site
From the hoot of an owl to the horns of the city, from children giggling in the bath to the hushed notes of a lullaby, here is an exquisite anthology that captures the universal poetry of bedtime. Expertly gathered by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, these sixty poems range from old favorite poets such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Sylvia Plath, and Eleanor Farjeon to beloved contemporary poets like Marilyn Singer, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman. Beautifully illustrated by G. Brian Karas with richness and whimsy, SWITCHING ON THE MOON is the perfect book to share with a child to usher in a night of sweet dreams.

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CLOSED Get Ready For Sweet Dreams with Tuck Me In Book Giveaway

tuck me in

Tuck Me In is newly released {September 2010} hardcover book for your child ages 1.5 up to age 4. Amazon listing price is $9.99 at this time. Tuck Me In is written by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt, published by Candlewick and is one of many bedtime stories that have been newly released for your little one!

Tuck Me In is a cute, simple book that allows your little one to say good night to all the baby animals such as a baby zebra, baby alligator, and baby hedgehog before your child is asked if “you need to be tucked in” and then ends with a good night wish.

Our family has had this book since prior to release and the boys who are ages 2 and 4 enjoyed picking out this book as one of their two bedtime storybooks each night. The boys enjoy me reading who needs to be tucked in and as I turn the page my Baby K {age 2} will say “I DO” in such a cute little toddler voice as his brother turns the page that looks like a blanket for the little baby animal. Tuck Me In has added fun and interest during our bedtime routine, the children are learning animals and catching onto simple words while following along with me reading!


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Then She Had Text

The birthday party weekend was amazing but we certainly had some issues with the birthday girl letting life get to her head, she is the princess after all.

Ki bday party 4The weekend started off with late Friday night giving Ki her first present from Justin and I.  After much consideration and weighing the pros and cons we decided to get her a cell phone. Normally I would say an eight year old doesn’t need a cell phone, and I still believe that, however, in our home we do not have a house phone and she has a father who hasn’t been living with us since she was four months old. Her father and I have always shared custody. Ki is close to her father as she is with us, and we knew she needed a way to contact her father when she felt the need and as she gets older she will need a phone to talk to her friends as well as other family members.

LG ComsosI had my sister babysit my sons Friday afternoon so I could go out shopping for a present. My original thought was an alarm clock with a CD player, however, after thinking harder I realized she needs a house phone of some sort. My first though was a prepaid cell phone, after all I used Tracfone for two years with much success before having my Verizon Wireless account. Do you realize that prepaid phones and cards are way more expensive than a normal cell phone and plan? I was able to find out that adding Ki to my plan would only cost me $10 with a free phone versus going the prepaid route with many upfront fees as well as a huge monthly bill in order to keep her number the same. I ended up with the LG Cosmos from Verizon Wireless as shown in picture above.

Ki bday party 3Ah yes, the famous eye roll .. that is what I got most of the weekend. When we first gave Ki her cell phone we didn’t tell her it was for her. I sent a text to the phone that said:

Happy Birthday my sweet princess! I hope u love this present and keep it safe! This is a BIG deal and u need 2 keep this cell safe … It is YOURS! I love u!

Justin grabbed the cell phone and called Ki out to the kitchen where we played it off like Justin got a new phone. Of course Ki was having the whole “why do I want to see your new cell phone” attitude going on but we finally got her to open it up and read the text message! Her face was amazing, I did record it but the video is rather dark. I may upload it later. The girl wouldn’t let me touch it. The cell phone is not considered a cell phone for an eight year old … we consider it a house phone. The reason being? She isn’t allowed to carry it around with her, it certainly doesn’t go to school and she doesn’t take it to her Dad’s either. Occasionally I will let her take it out with us on a family ride but overall that cell phone is to stay inside our home at all times and when it’s bedtime I have it in my room shut off.

Ki bday party 2Sunday we headed over to the Grampa’s house in Vermont where the kids had a blast playing. The weather was almost perfect! The kids learned how to play horse shoes and enjoyed playing together. We also found a leaf pile my Dad had blown over with the lawn mower. The kids enjoyed that, it was Baby K’s first time jumping in leaves!

Ki bday party 1The birthday weekend was amazing and ended about 8pm this evening when the kids all went to sleep after a soccer game Ki had. Its been a long weekend, but we enjoyed it to the best of our ability!

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