On Earth Day with Healthy Essentials

This morning I dressed my three-year-old in green clothing for his nursery school earth day celebration.  He has been singing a little song about the earth for the past few weeks, and hearing the lyrics “we are the earth” echo throughout my home move me every single time. His sweet toddler voice reminds me that we must find the collective passion for reducing our footprints.  The reality is, what will Earth Day look like in his adulthood?

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Next week marks the 40th celebration of Earth day and I’ve been happy to work with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. on several campaigns because of their steadfast commitment to environmental issues.  If you’ve been around here before, you may remember my post on their initiative to encourage recycling in the bathroom.  Did you know that you are supposed to remove pumps before tossing containers in the recycling bin?  There is a wealth of information about recycling on their Care To Recycle website.

Johnson & Johnson is also helping consumers to make a difference by raising money and awareness for important causes through one simple act – taking a photo and utilizing the free Donate a Photo App. For every photo shared through Donate a Photo, Johnson & Johnson will donate one dollar to one of its non-profit partners, chosen by the consumer.

In addition, HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® is offering fantastic printable coupons on so many great family-loved products.  Save over $55 by visiting the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® website in April by signing up for the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® program coupons and offers.  From Listerine, to Lubriderm and Johnson’s Baby products – savings for the whole family can be found!

I’d love to hear about Earth Day happenings in your communities!

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®  2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time.  Opinions, as always, are my own.


Baseball Season

We recently returned to Citi Field for our first family Sunday baseball game of the season.  It was a beautiful day and the Mets have done so much to make the ballpark a welcoming place for families with children.  We arrived a bit later than planned and didn’t have a chance to take advantage of the bouncy castles outside the stadium but quickly made our way over to fan fest  to enjoy the interactive activities.

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The kiddos enjoyed watching the speed-pitch dunk tank and each had their turn at bat.  They came ready to play in their new kicks by Pediped. With super soft, cushioned arch support and an adjustable Flex fit system they were ready to rock the bases – at fan fest and even on the baseball field!

mets fan festMets Fan Fest kidsmets gamepediped sneakersAdrian is wearing Pediped Flex Frederick in Blue and Lucia is wearing Grip n Go Riddell in Bubblegum.  Comfortable, stylish and easy for little ones to put on and take off.

Participating in Mr. Met Dash is always an incredibly exciting event for kids as they run the bases just like the actual players on the field.

Mets Family Fun dayMr Met Dash 2

Even Mr. and Mrs. Met came out to play.

Mrs. Met at Citi Field Mr Met

Mets games at Citi Field are always a memorable family event – even for this non-sports-fan mama!  I love seeing my husband share his excitement for the game and the Mets with our children, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to extend special Mets Mom blogger ticket offers and discounts to MB readers.  Make sure to check out this great ticket offer for Moms & Families Day, including a private meet and greet with Mr. Met and other goodies.

My family’s trip to Citi Field was provided by the Mets Mom Blogger Program.  Footwear was provided by Pediped.  Opinions, as always, are my own.


Easter Gifting with Hasbro

Hasbro Gifts

We’re getting ready to celebrate all of the goodness that comes with Easter.  Our mantle is adorned with our homemade decorative eggs and we can’t wait to spend time with family.  The Easter Bunny that ventures over to our house happens to keep things pretty low key.  Plastic Eggs are filled with bunny crackers and […]

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excellent NYC cleaning service

Regardless of what’s going on in my life, there are a few things that I can count on to instantly make things better:  working out, organizing and cleaning my surrounds, and getting sufficient sleep.  It’s not that I don’t like to clean – I just often find staying on top of the neatness mountain insurmountable […]

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Child Hunger Ends Here

child hunger ends here

Last month, I introduced my partnership with the Child Hunger Ends Here program.  The statistics are truly eye-opening: Nearly 16 million children in the U.S. live in food insecure households and do have enough food to fuel the promise of an active and healthy childhood.  As a mother, it’s unbearable to fathom children going hungry […]

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How To Make Your Home Smell Divine

how to make your home smell amazing

There is nothing like entering a naturally delicious smelling space.  Since birthing babies, I’ve been quite sensitive to artificial fragrances of any kind.  I definitely don’t miss my days of burning harmful artificially scented candles, or wearing mildly offensive perfume!  I do love a great combination of fruit peels and spices on my stove top […]

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