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Hand In Hand

Genre: Kids Music
Award-winning children’s recording artist Suzi Shelton released her fourth family album this past spring which is filled with upbeat, inspiring and powerful songs about believing in yourself as well as more whimsical songs about ladybugs and raindrops, and has proudly taken home a 2018 NAPPA Award as well as a 2018 Parents’ Choice Foundation Recommended Award! 

Hand in Hand

I highly recommend Suzi Shelton’s music. She is a terrific singer & songwriter.
I am extremely selective on what I listen to, and this is a treasured find. Her music is fun for kids without being kiddy.  The lyrics are easy-to-understand; listeners can catch every word making so that each song is singable. There’s a variety of instruments and the overall effect is positive and happy♬

To learn more, visit Suzi Shelton’s official website.

Suzi Shelton provided her CD’s to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

What is Mindfulness? How does this help you?

Visit Whitney’s site for more information  

 

Mindful Kids are activity cards – They have various mindfulness skills on them. They have illustrations on both sides of the cards.The illustrations are colorful and busy and we found them to be repetitive. The activities became repetitive, too.

This makes my second mindfulness product review and I am thinking the term “mindfulness” is the present day take on learning good behavior. Doesn’t good behavior include being kind and having control over oneself / kindness, focus, and calm ?

The activities are good non-media options for children and for that I give Mindful Kids a favorable review. We enjoy the activity cards that are titled Mind Castle and Rooted Like a Tree

Whitney Stewart provided Mindful Kids to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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52 exercises and practices to help kids calm their mind and body, pay attention, become more self-aware, feel happier and confident, connect with others and have fun. Deck can also be used as card games (based on popular children’s games) that encourage kids to practice a mindfulness skill each time they win a hand. Great for therapists, teachers and parents. Perfect for ages 4 and up.

I’ve been seeing the word “mindfulness” spring up in all sorts of places lately. A bit curious about what mindfulness skills are, I wanted to review this product. Each of the Mindfulness Skills cards contain a mindfulness exercise with a stick figure drawing that demonstrates that exercise.The graphic is what held my five year old’s attention while I read the suggested activity.I was surprised that many of the exercises are actually things that we have done at some time or another.

It looks like we have already been using mindfulness on some level シ

In addition to the product’s intended purpose, they could also easily be used as writing or art prompts. These are fun exercises for the short pauses we can insert into life.

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The Winterland CD has 16 original songs exploring the wonders and beauty of winter. Release date October 19, 2018. 

10% of proceeds go to Keep the North Cold

I love their music

The Okee dokee brothers music is upbeat and terrific for both kids and adults. It has good lyrics and instrumental quality. Also, the songs are without any television connection. (Disney and the like) It is not a “holiday” album so there are no songs about Christmas. (I am not a Christmas observer so I appreciate this) Slumberjack and Lazy Day are two of our favorites. 

Grammy Award-winning musicians who inspire families to get outside and get creative: http://www.okeedokee.org

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek, taking long bike rides into the country or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as The Grammy Award Winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.

Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

The two-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters”. Their nationwide fan base is drawn to their witty lyrics, strong musicianship and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre. 

The Okee Dokee Brothers/ Beth Blenz-Clucas – Sugar Mountain PR provided this CD to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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A wonderful product for overall well- being. 

Find the animal eye pillow that’s right for you. There are numerous animals to choose from and in different colors, too. They each have a unique selection of 100% certified organically grown herbs. (And then there are the names. That’s something I’ll let you check out yourself)

abra k' zebra 12" eyepillow

the magician. 
Abra K’ Zebra is filled with lavender, linden flower and chamomile. Lavender, originally a Mediterranean shrub cultivated for its aromatic flowers is one of the queens of herbs. It relieves nervous tension, headaches and insomnia.  Linden flower is used to soothe the nerves–we love its mild, flowery scent.  Chamomile is a yellow daisy-like flower with a fruity aroma. The Egyptians used in massage oils for relieving aching muscles and as a tea it helps with insomnia and nervous tension.

 

Each are 12″ and are filled with flax seed and sewn with organic cotton. I like the size and the weight gives just the right amount of pressure on the forehead and around the eyes. The animal’s arms and legs can be positioned a bit and the main body section is narrow enough that it fits over the nose comfortably. They can also be put in a nightshirt to keep them cleaner and for FUN.

do not disturb

 

This is an eco friendly and drug free way to relax that’s good for any age. I find it helpful before bed and for a few minutes during the day when my eyes get super tired. If they could come up with a travel style (for use while sitting up) that would be terrific.  

Made in the USA. Purchases help those at Herbal Animals to donate to organizations including Feed the Children, The Humane Society, and Save the Children to help children and animals lead happier lives.

 

Herbal Animals provided an eye pillow to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

 

 

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A little about our beginning

Crisp air, fresh sea breeze, and delicious Mediterranean food were the first stop on my journey. We grew up with simple, durable, handmade clothes that were easy to slip into. I’m forever grateful for my childhood on the sea and want to provide the same for my kids. 

 

henley - natural

Henley & Joggers

100% organic cotton

joggers - greece blue

Both the top and bottom are a size 4 which is the largest size available. Hopefully, Malu Organic will continue expanding their line and offer more sizes. Greece blue is a lovely shade. While a henley shirt and jogger sweat pants are both typical styles, the quality of fabric and the workmanship is first-rate. Love soft clothes. 

Malu Organic  provided clothing to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Eco-friendly fitness clothing made of organic bamboo for a healthy body & a healthy earth!

 

 

The Green Apple Difference – Why Choose Bamboo

 

These yoga styles are all made from 60% Bamboo, 26% Organic Cotton, 14% Black Spandex. They are super soft, comfortable and earth friendly.

The 33″ Yoga Essential Fitted Flare Pant,

This comes in a long length and can be trimmed (without fraying) to what length you want. I cut off about 2″ and it looks good!

the 26″ Yoga Essential Legging,

I am not a “legging fit” kind of person. But on on the up side, they are very soft. 

the 11″ Zoe Yoga Essential Cami Bra,

The bra wasn’t able to be adjusted and felt heavy.

and the Old School Sweatpants

My fave Green Apple style. “Eco fun styling, vintage chic, luxurious softness, light weight and fun to wear pant for all occasions.” They are made with a bit more bamboo (70% Bamboo, 25% Organic Cotton, 5% Black Spandex). Super stylish and comfortable; they are the best bottoms.

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Take a look at there website and be sure to read some of their informative blog articles.

Green Apple/Cristofer Smith (founder & designer) provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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