Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Celebrating South Sudan's 5th Birthday with CARE





All children are beautiful, and born with the same needs for love and basic necessities such as nutritious food and clean water. As hard as it is to imagine, and to think about, the truth is that there are many children in the world who do not have access to the most essential and basic necessities that we take for granted every day. This month, South Sudan is celebrating it's 5th birthday, and CARE is sharing the stories of four beautiful little girls who are also turning 5-years-old that represent the needs of many similar children in this beautiful country. Meet Chianyal, Nyahok, Zeieya, and Nyawich.





My son will be 4-years-old next month, a year younger than each of these beautiful girls. Reading their stories and imagining what they, and so many children like them, experience on a daily basis is a bone-chilling and eye-opening reminder of how fortunate both of my children are. Safely cocooned in childish innocence and security, they have never been without clean clothes, they have never been so desperate for water that they drank dirty water, they have never gone hungry. I was deeply touched by the story of each and every one of these strong little girls, and I am sure you will be, too.


One of the most fundamental values that many of us try to teach our children is that sharing is caring. And we all know the perfect way to teach our children is to lead by example! Please consider visiting CARE.org today and making a donation today to help CARE do what they do best---improve the lives of children like Nyahok, Chianyal, Nyawich, and Zeieya. Any contribution helps, after all, they say, "No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and monetary compensation in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Confidently Clean and Fabulously Fresh with Cottonelle FreshCare



I think we've all been there. The moments where you wonder to yourself if you've managed to go through a whole roll of toilet paper, and you still don't feel as clean as you'd like to be. Which is why Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Cleansing Cloths are a no-brainer! For adults and children alike. They make the perfect tool for teaching potty-training toddlers or potty-training graduates great hygiene in a manageable way. Adults will discover that they're quick, convenient, and will leave you feeling fresher than ever!

Toilet training can be hard for kids, and it isn't easy on parents, either. It can be extremely frustrating, not to mention messy. We initially thought we could teach our potty-learning toddler to use toilet paper from the get-go. But it didn't take long for us to realize that that was a huge mistake. I'm not going to go into details... but let's just say it wasn't pretty. The CleanRipple® Texture of the Cottonelle FreshCare cleansing cloths grab onto everything as they go to help you get clean quickly.

We were happy to find this household staple at Sam's Club, along with many other fun finds. This Sam's Club Exclusive package is a huge bargain at less than $12 for 11 packs, offering a total of 462 cleansing cloths. Needless to say, we took the opportunity to stock up.

The packs are a great size to keep on your countertop, right above your toilet, or even in your purse for your on-the-go needs. You won't ever have to worry about ending up in a public restroom stall that's out of toilet paper ever again. For a limited time, you can save $3 on your purchase of the Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Cleansing Cloths. Visit the Cottonelle website for more details!

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The Cottonelle FreshCare cloths at my local Sam's Club. This is clearly a popular product as there weren't many left!

The Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Cleansing Cloths might actually flush better than toilet paper.

The Cottonelle cloths come in convenient packages with great designs.

Which design is your favorite?

The resealable tab on the Cottonelle FreshCare cleansing cloths keep your cloths fresh the way they should be.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and monetary compensation in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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Monday, 27 June 2016

The Possibilities are Endless with Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear



Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Depend as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own. For more information, please refer to the disclosure that can be found at the bottom of this post.

Life is full of enough challenges, without living with hesitation about what you do or how you act due to light bladder leakage. If you're one of the many Americans that experience light bladder leakage, you aren't alone. 65 million people---both men and women---are affected by this issue throughout the United States. It's more common than you'd think! Why didn't you have any idea? Because many people are too embarrassed to talk about it. Which is why it's time to break the silence.


My mother-in-law is the same age as my own mother, but as she has aged she finds herself dealing with an array of challenges including arthritis, insomnia, and light bladder leakage---also referred to as LBL. Living in a small, charming village in rural France, she is accustomed to an active lifestyle---with daily walks to and from town. With so little talk out there regarding light bladder leakage, she wasn't sure how to manage this new aspect of her life. She was---understandably---upset, embarrassed, and flustered. Due to my past partnership with Depend, I knew exactly how to help. I was even more thrilled when I discovered the new and improved Depend FIT-FLEX underwear, designed especially for an active lifestyle. The Depend FIT-FLEX underwear moves like you do, allowing you the ability to move freely.

Well, you know how they say, "Walk a mile in her shoes"? I wanted to do just that. Although I had a pretty good idea about what I could expect from the new and improved product from Depend, I wanted to try it out myself to make sure it was a great recommendation and perfect fit for my mother-in-law. So I went there. I busted out a package of Depend FIT-FLEX underwear and tried them on. They were extremely comfortable, and so flexible that their ability to move exceeds my ability to do impressive yoga stunts. No joke.

The Depend FIT-FLEX underwear will help you reclaim your confidence and tackle the things in life that light bladder leakage stopped you from doing until now. My mother-in-law loves the Depend FIT-FLEX underwear and has been able to continue her active lifestyle walking to and from the market for groceries, and everywhere else around town, due to the reliability of her Depend FIT-FLEX underwear.

The new and improved Depend FIT-FLEX underwear moves better than ever, without sacrificing any of the quality. They are incredibly discreet, comfortable to wear, and feature Confidence Core Technology for fast absorption you can be confident about. This great undergarment product for individuals who experience light bladder leakage is available for both men and women. Purchasing the Depend FIT-FLEX underwear is now easier than ever. You can find the Depend FIT-FLEX products on Amazon.com to conveniently have the product shipped right to your doorstep. You can even set up a subscription to have the Depend FIT-FLEX underwear delivered to you on a monthly basis. It doesn't get easier than that! For more information on this new and improved underwear from Depend, please go to their website. Have questions? You can easily get in touch with Depend over the phone, or on their website through a live chat!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and monetary compensation in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

Find out how Found Frolicking can help promote YOUR business! If you would like to work with Found Frolicking for a review, giveaway, advertising, or promotion of any other nature, please email Lalia at found.frolicking@gmail.com.


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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The 5 Things You Need to Potty Train a Toddler



It may be something only a mother can understand, yet nearly every mother can relate to: potty training your child is bittersweet. Huggies® Pull-Ups paired with flushable wipes were our potty training must-haves! Huggies® Pull-Ups feature characters including childrens' favorites such as Doc McStuffins and Jake the Pirate, helping them enjoy and be excited about their potty learning experience. We had a rough start to potty training, and for awhile I thought my son wasn't ready yet. But with an open-minded approach and the willingness to try different methods, we finally did it. Once we had a breakthrough, my 3-year-old toddler was potty-trained within the week!

The difficult part? Potty training isn't "one size fits all." There isn't one specific thing, or specific combination of things that guarantees potty training success with your child. However, there are some general rules that seem to always apply and produces great results. As a follow up to our potty training advice, we'll now share the five things that every potty learning toddler is likely to need on their journey to being diaper-free.

#1. Fun training pants. Initially, when I introduced Little E to potty training, I attempted to do so by skipping training pants altogether. I didn't see the point in using them, and so my toddler was still wearing his white "baby" diapers. Truth be told, it wasn't long before I realized that he wasn't seeing the point in using a potty when he had his diaper on. It was clear that his diapers were the quick and easy way to do things! Once I picked up a box of Huggies® Pull-Ups, his face lit up when he saw some of his favorite cartoon characters printed on the front. I explained to him that they were "big kids pants," and that big kids get to wear "fun underwear" rather than boring baby diapers. It seemed to make a big impression. Letting him pick out which one he would wear next also helped him feel involved and made it a more enjoyable experience for him overall.

#2. Flushable wipes. These are a must-have from the get-go. In the early stages, having wipes that you can throw right into the toilet after cleaning your little one makes the job easy. As your little one gets older and more capable of wiping themselves, the flushable wipes are the only sensible option. They're far more durable and clean more effectively, I think, than bathroom tissue.

#3. Comfortable potty chair. Make your toddler part of the decision-making process when selecting a potty chair! They should be able to sit on it comfortably, as they are likely to spend extended amounts of time on it while they are getting the hang of things. Some kids may enjoy the potty chairs with features such as sounds, while others might be freaked out by these features and would be happier with a more traditional-style potty chair. Taking your toddler with you to test out and select a potty chair will eliminate the need for a trial and error method, and hopefully excite your toddler about the potty chair they helped pick out like a big kid!

#4. Toilet trainer potty seat. Things happen. With kids in the house, things happen more often than not. Or at least it feels that way. In the event that the potty chair is unusable at any point because it has cracked, you can't find it, or it is otherwise "out of service," it's handy to have another option for when your little one needs to do their business. A toilet trainer that can be placed on your regular toilet is economical, and requires very little space to store. And because so many little ones like to copy everything their parents do from an early age, the "grown up" potty may also hold more appeal for some kids, and interest them further in the toilet training process.

#5. An effective reward system. So you've got all of your essentials... and this one, too! While many may not think it is an essential aspect of teaching your little one to potty train, a clever reward system encourages your child to use the potty using a positive reinforcement technique. A potty training chart can help you keep track, and you can designate little prizes for each visit to the potty that results in something in the potty, and bigger, special prizes for big goals (such as 10 times, 25 times, 50 times, and 100 times). Some children may be satisfied with something as simple as stickers or temporary tattoos, while others, like my picky son, held out for mini chocolate candies and Hot Wheel cars! Find what motivates your little ones, and run with it!

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The Huggies® Pull-Ups at Sam's Club currently feature three Jake the Pirate designs.

Forget about guessing! The wetness indicator can tell you at a glance whether or not your toddler is due to be changed.

The back of each Huggies® Pull-Ups training pants pair is just as cute as the front.

The comfortable fit and colorful designs make Huggies Pull-Ups the smart and fun choice for potty training!

Utilize the tabs on the size to adjust the training pants to your toddler's needs for a perfect fit.

 Little E loves Jake the Pirate, and Huggies® Pull-Ups, too!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and monetary compensation in order to facilitate this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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Monday, 6 June 2016

Littles One Can Learn, Explore, and Express Themselves with the Little Partners Deluxe Art Center Easel (Review)

Disclosure: Thank you to Little Partners for sponsoring this content. I received product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own. For more information, please refer to the disclosure that can be found at the bottom of this post.

Art, in one form or another, has always been a part of my life. Growing up with a graphic designer for a mother, I was able to dabble into many different forms of artistic expression throughout my childhood. From handprint turkeys, toothpick trees, and painting birdhouses at an early age, to animating videos and using a Wacom tablet to create artwork using Photoshop in my later years. At whichever age and stage I was at in my childhood, the ability to explore and through crafts and projects of all shapes and sizes provided an invaluable outlet to express myself.

When I was little, there were a few things that were at the top of my list of things I wish I had. The first was a horse that I could take riding out in the country and discover new things---impossible to make a reality when living smack down in the middle of San Francisco in a one-bedroom apartment. Learning to play the piano and violin were also at the top of my list. Another one was owning a large, wooden art easel to paint acrylic and oil paints onto canvas. But alas, we didn't have enough space for that, either. Not makeup, a life-size Justin Timberlake doll, or the latest Lisa Frank school supplies. Looking back, it's not hard to see why it was something that seemed more valuable to me than any number of other things that children or teenagers want. Art is enjoyed, appreciated, and even celebrated all over the world---whether in the form of dance, poetry, clothing, architecture, pottery... and yes, painting.

Little Partners is the genius company behind innovative products for children including the famous Original Learning Tower. When I heard about the new Deluxe Art Center Easel from Little Partners, I had a hunch that our 3-year-old, Little E, would not only benefit from it, but also have a lot of fun using it! This beautiful easel is currently available in three colors---Natural, Apple Green, and Espresso. The options for your young budding artists are limitless with the Deluxe Art Center Easel, offering two storage shelves, a magnetic dry erase board, a chalkboard side offering a classic black color and a reverse side offering a vibrant blue, a parchment paper holder for painting activities and more! It was certainly love at first sight for Little E, who begged me to set it up as soon as it arrived, and asked multiple times each day for weeks on end to help him paint on his new easel. Like all Little Partners products, the Deluxe Art Center Easel is intelligently designed to be practical for families---fun, functional, and easy to clean, too!




Features
- Classic A-Frame Easel design constructed of sturdy pine wood
- Paper feeder located at the top of the easel to effortlessly thread parchment paper through
- Two wide shelves for storage
- Two wipeable storage bins for all your arts and craft supplies
- Four non-spill plastic cups and lids for paint and/or to hold various art supplies such as paintbrushes
- Large magnetic dry erase board perfect for magnet play and for drawing on with washable markers
- Two-sided chalkboard panel with a black side and a vibrant blue side
- Two paper clip grips on the side of the easel to hang freshly painted artwork for drying
- Generously sized ledge to hold art supplies in use
- Easel easily converts to a table-top easel in just minutes

The Little Partners Deluxe Art Center Easel has made a stunning addition to my son's room with it's appealing design and cheery color. The height of the easel at full size is easily reachable and enjoyable for smaller toddlers, without being too short as to be an annoyance for older children to use. The chalkboard material is much more pleasant and easy to use than traditional chalkboard material, and I've been pleased to discover that the color of the easel holds up even after being constantly wiped down after fun toddler art sessions. This nifty little art easel has become a source of fun for our whole family, as we supervise and participate with our son in using the Deluxe Art Center Easel from Little Partners, and has become as invaluable to us as the skills it is teaching my son are sure to be also.



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The Little Partners Deluxe Art Center Easel, showing the black chalkboard side.

Little E is painting on parchment paper over the dry erase side of his Deluxe Art Center Easel using washable paint.

The Deluxe Art Center Easel features many great little details, including the parchment paper holder.

Handy clips at the base of the dry erase board help keep paper in place during art projects.

The classic A-shape of the Deluxe Art Center Easel is comfortable to use and looks great!

The Deluxe Art Center Easel features a generously sized ledge for art supplies in use, and wipes clean effortlessly.

Two great wipeable storage boxes for all of your little one's art supplies comes with the Deluxe Art Center Easel.

Chalkboard fun! Little E enjoys drawing to his heart's content---and erasing it when he's done, too!

Another day, and another painting is complete for Little E. Thank you, Little Partners!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product to make this review possible. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes.

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