I’m big on home organization, and this extends to my kids’ school stuff – not just keeping things organized, but making sure everything is clearly labeled. And when it comes to backpacks, lunch bags, hoodies, and the like, the easiest way to keep my kids and their stuff from being separated is by labeling them. And while permanent markers do the job just fine, there’s just something about the shiny, professional, and consistent look provided by actual labels. And for kid-friendly & washable labels for school and camp supplies, shoes, clothing, and more, look no further than Label Daddy. Label Daddy offers labels for specific products and uses, as well as packs that provide dozens of labels in varying sizes that will make labeling everything from weekend packs to your child’s backpack full of school supplies a breeze.
Thanks to Label Daddy, we had the opportunity to organize our son’s school and Boy Scout supplies using the Label Daddy School Pack. This pack offers every type of label possible: extra-small, small, medium, and large stickers; shoe and zipper labels, and even a large label for bags or tote bags.
Customizing the set was easy, as there were prompts for first and last name, contact info (such as the parents’ phone number), and then the option to choose colors and font styles.
The labels are brightly-colored and the lettering is easy to read, and the labels peel and stick easily to both smooth and textured surfaces. And thanks to the handy zipper tags, we’ve already recovered a left-behind hoodie that might have otherwise never made it back to us!
Disclosure: Label Daddy provided me with free products in exchange for my honest opinion.
We are a very tech-savvy household, and now that our children are in elementary school and utilizing the internet for both assignments and fun, keeping tabs on what they’re up to is very important. Dan and I are in a unique position in that we are both very tech-savvy and immersed in the internet and social media, and I work in web design, search engine optimization, and social media – so we will always be up to date with how the internet can be used and what socializing channels are available. We have firewalls and safety filters in place, and routinely check up on what Alyssa and Ryan are doing online. We also talk about internet safety and regularly remind them of the importance of staying safe online.
But not all parents have the luxury of being on the up and up with technology, which is why a resource such as iParent.TV is a must. Did you know that 58 percent of 10-12 year old kids admit to thinking they are able to hide what they’re doing online? 46 percent of those said that if they knew a parent was watching, they would change what they were doing in order to hide their activities.
iParent.TV helps parents stay on the up and up with what their children are doing by providing continually updated information and education on what’s happening with technology and the internet. The subscription-based service provides you with valuable information, tips, and tools on how to guard your children and monitor how they are using devices (computers, tablets, smartphones) to access the internet, and what they’re doing on the internet (what type of content they’re sharing and the sites they’re sharing it on).
What you’ll find at iParent.TV:
- how-to articles
- product reviews
- detailed information on popular social networks, websites, and apps
- informative videos
- live chat support
iParent.TV is still in the preliminary stages, but you can learn more about the $49 per year subscription service at iParent.TV and Indiegogo. And right now you can contribute just $29 to the start-up fund and get a 1-year subscription!
Two winners will each receive a 1-year subscription to iParent.TV!
- Start date: 03/02/14
- End date: 03/16/14 at 11:59pm est
- Giveaway is open to U.S. entries
- Winner will be notified via email, and has 48 hours to respond
Breast cancer awareness is a very important cause that I am definitely on board with. My grandmother had breast cancer that resulted in radiation treatments and a mastectomy, and I am genetically pre-disposed to getting breast cancer myself. But there’s more to raising awareness for breast cancer than simply wearing pink (though that’s certainly a good start!).
Enter the Kohl’s Pink Elephant Campaign. Together with Katie Holmes, Kohl’s has created a very pretty pink elephant necklace, available in two sizes, that is designed to get women talking about breast cancer. Just as importantly, 100% of the proceeds from the sales of Pink Elephant Necklaces will go to help fight breast cancer via Kohl’s Cares.
You can get the gorgeous Pink Elephant Necklace in your choice of 3/4″ for $5 or 1.5″ for $8. And remember, 100% of the proceeds from these pretty necklaces go straight to the fight against breast cancer!
Disclosure: Kohl’s provided me with a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.
Spring is around the corner, and Mabel’s Labels has a sale you won’t want to miss: 40% off big Kaboodle Comboso, Skinny Minis, Sticky Labels, and Tag Mates! This is a quick sale that begins today and ends on March 4th, so shop now!
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February was National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we did our part by not only reminding our children of the importance of brushing their teeth twice per day (first thing in the morning and last thing before bed), but making sure they did so – and that we were doing so, too! Good dental hygiene is so important, and this is something I was recently reminded of when visiting with my mom. She’s having some dental issues that may stem from less-than-stellar dental hygiene as a child, since back in those days (1950s-1970s) the importance of brushing and flossing wasn’t recognized like it is now.
During the month of February Tom’s of Maine promoted Dental Health For All, through which they encouraged visitors to their website to download a coloring book for their kids – and with each download, they donated 10 tubes of Wicked Cool Toothpaste to Oral Health America!
February is now over, and up to 200,000 tubes of Tom’s of Maine Wicked Cool Toothpaste were donated, but that’s no reason to overlook the continued importance of maintaining healthy dental habits. For us, that means brushing twice per day (for two minutes each time), and also using mouthwash after brushing, and flossing at least once per week.
Tom’s of Maine has an extensive selection of dental products for adults as well as children: toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, and toothbrushes. Since February was National Children’s Dental Health Month, Tom’s of Maine sent us several products from their Children’s Oral Care line, including:
- Tom’s of Maine Wicked Cool Toothpaste: fluoride toothpaste that cleanses teeth, prevents cavaties, strengthens enamel, and freshens breath; mild mint flavor
- Tom’s of Maine Children’s Toothpaste: fluoride toothpaste that gently cleanses teeth and prevents cavities; natural strawberry flavor
- Tom’s of Maine Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse: mouthwash that provides additional cavity protection, strengthens enamel, and freshens breath; juicy mint flavor
- Tom’s of Maine Naturally Clean Toothbrush: soft or medium bristle toothbrush with an angled neck and multi-height bristles, with a handle that is plant-based
Alyssa and Ryan have been brushing their teeth with Tom’s of Maine toothpastes for a few weeks now, and none of us have any complaints: they have clean teeth and fresh breath, and I have the peace of mind of knowing that they are using quality dental products that will keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Disclosure: Tom’s of Maine provided me with free products in exchange for my honest opinion.