Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Vaccinations: Who's Opinion Do You Trust? Participate in a Measles Study



Disclosure: Please note that this is a sponsored post. I received special perks in order to facilitate this review. However 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.

Are vaccines safe? Why does my child have to get so many? What’s in vaccines? How do they work? What’s herd immunity? Why does my child need to get vaccinated against a disease that I’ve never heard of?

Parents have a lot of questions about childhood vaccination and want to get the facts straight so they can make the right decision for their families. There’s a lot information on the internet about childhood vaccination, but figuring out what is fact and what is opinion can be difficult. And depending on the information source, parents may be concerned that they’re being manipulated into making decisions to further a government agenda or line the pockets of pharmaceutical company executives. However, parents have valid concerns about vaccine safety (“How will vaccines affect my child’s health and development?”) and can feel pushed into vaccination their children by doctors or schools even if they’re uncertain.

Little is known about how parents who have concerns about vaccine safety make decisions about whether or not to vaccinate their children. RTI International, a non-profit research organization based in North Carolina (www.rti.org), is funding and conducting a small project to fill this knowledge gap. Through this study, we’ll learn more about how parents make decisions about childhood vaccination, where they look for answers to their questions about childhood vaccination, and whose opinions they trust. By learning more about these issues, the public health community can take steps to improve the vaccine safety information that’s available.

We are interested in talking to you if:

  • you’re just now thinking about whether to vaccinate your child,
  • you already have an exemption or launched a delayed vaccine schedule, or
  • you’ve changed your opinion about childhood vaccination since the recent measles outbreak.


If you’re eligible and participate, you will receive a $75 Amazon gift card at the conclusion of your interview.

Before you decide whether you’d like to be involved, you should know three things about this project:

  1. No government agencies or pharmaceutical companies are involved in this project.
  2. No one outside of the RTI project team will know you participated in this study.
  3. We won’t try to change your mind about your childhood vaccination practices.
If you want to learn more about the study, please contact us at 1-866-309-4565 or at vaxstudy@rti.org. We will ask you a few questions to find out if you are eligible and you can ask any questions you have about the study at that time.

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you.

Disclosure: This product was received by myself free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. I did not received monetary compensation of any kind. However, all opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The review 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. 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, 19 May 2015

Get to Know Your Air with Home Air Check


Disclosure: Please note that this is a sponsored post. I received special perks in order to facilitate this review. However 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.

Did you know that pollutants are 100 times higher indoors than outdoors? Air quality in our homes is so important. It is the air that we breathe day in and day out, exposed to constantly and consistently. The quality of the air in your home can affect asthma, and exacerbate many other health problems. Home Air Check is here to help! Their convenient service allows you to effectively test the air quality in your home, whenever it suits you.

I come from a big family, and my mother, as well as my two brothers, all have asthma. Our entire apartment was filled with carpet that was 40+ years old---the only exceptions being the linoleum that was installed in the kitchen and bathroom. It had never occurred to us that maybe there was something we could do about it. I wish we had Home Air Check back then, perhaps with their services we would have discovered any problems much sooner, giving us the opportunity to address and rectify them. You can find out more about the benefits of testing the air in your household by clicking here.

Mold, tobacco smoke, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are very big factors in air quality that Home Air Check can detect. New homes and old homes alike are vulnerable to these harmful chemicals and air pollutants and can lead to breathing problems, irritation, and even illness.

Home Air Check uses professional grade air test kits, and then analyzes each test sample using a state-of-the-art air testing laboratory. You can find out what else makes Home Air Check the #1 home air test by taking a look at this list.


Getting to know your air can also bring you peace of mind. I had been having concerns about potential mold growth in our home for some time, knowing that dangerous mold growing in your home can pose many risks, and Home Air Check gave me the opportunity to find out what was really going on. The VOC + Formaldehyde Test was just what I needed! I was very pleased with the simple-to-follow instructions and the overall ease of the testing process. I reviewed the instructions several times just to make sure I collected each of the air samples properly. Each sample tube was conveniently labeled so I knew which sample I was taking. The pump that pulls air through the sample tube for testing was extremely simple to use, functioning off of a basic on-off switch! Initially I was concerned about how much time it would take to collect the test samples so I could send the test kit back for analysis, but I soon found out I had nothing to worry about. It only required several hours of time out of my morning, and only a few minutes of that was hands on! I was able to do chores while waiting for each sample to be collected, which worked out perfectly. Each sample has a time frame specified for the ideal time to collect a sample for, and then you simply record the time you started and stopped collecting the sample. I used a timer on my phone to ensure I collected each sample for the ideal amount of time.

An important aspect of the testing process with Home Air Check to keep in mind is that it is test sensitive. From the time the product arrives at your doorstep, you will have about two weeks to complete the test and mail it back to Home Air Check for analysis. It may be a little work to create the ideal testing conditions as well, to make sure that the test results aren't affected by temporary changes in your household's air quality, as can be the case with cooking occurring in your home. I personally recommend exploiting the excuse to eat take out or dine out with your family, and conducting the test the following morning.

Once you have completed the testing process, all you have to do is package the kit products back into the box to safely make their way back to Home Air Check. You can drop-off the Home Air Check kit at a convenient drop-off location near you, using the prepaid label provided in your kit. The laboratory will process the samples and send you a report with the lab results. It was a huge relief to receive my results back from the lab so that I finally knew what was going on in my household. I confidently recommend all families to take charge of their household air quality, which all begins with Home Air Check. Order a test kit today!

To find out more about Home Air Check, please visit their website. Home Air Check offers a VOC Test, Tobacco Smoke Test,  Formaldehyde Test, and their most popular, the VOC + Formaldehyde Test. Prices for testing kits start at only $85.85. You can find out more about testing directly, and the answer to any questions you might have by clicking here. You can also find Home Air Check on their Facebook page, and follow their boards on Pinterest.

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The instructions provided with your Home Air Check testing kit are informative and easy to follow.

Collecting the air sample for the Formaldehyde test.

Testing with Home Air Check is effortless, and requires very little supervision while air samples are being collected.

A look at the Home Air Check Testing Form to complete during the collection of samples.


This image shows the graph portion of my report for the VOC testing.

This graph is a great example of one aspect of the report that will be sent to you from Home Air Check.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received 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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Monday, 18 May 2015

Pump Like You Mean It: Medela Freestyle Electric Breastpump (Review + Giveaway)




Disclosure: Product was provided to me free of charge 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.

Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing, but that doesn't mean it's without its hiccups and bumps along the way. It can be hard work! A reality I was completely unprepared when it came to nursing Little E during his first year. An experience I shared in a personal post, Got Milk: A Breastfeeding Journey, several years ago. The fact that labor and delivery were going to be a lot of hard work was a given, but I had assumed that breastfeeding would come effortlessly.

A successful breastfeeding experience is affected by a variety of factors. One of those factors that played a very big part for me was having a great breast pump that I could rely on. I can only imagine how differently my breastfeeding success could have played out for me had I not found the Medela Pump and Style Advanced. It was an investment that I perceived to be hefty and hard to justify at the time, but that I can honestly say ended up being completely priceless!

Medela is one of the leading brands for breastfeeding products, respected and valued for their reliable, durable, and easy-to-use products. Today we will be talking about the Medela Freestyle Breastpump. This pump goes above and beyond your average breastpump with all of its amazing features.
  • 2-Phase Expression Technology. Designed to mimic a baby's natural nursing pattern, this design allows you to pump more milk in less time.
  • LCD Display. This amazing display doubles as a nightlight for pumping sessions during the night.
  • Compact and Lightweight Design. This pump may be mighty, but it's also made to make things as easy as possible when you're on-the-go. Believe it or not, the Freestyle pump unit itself weighs less than a pound!
  • Designed for daily use. The Medela Freestyle Breastpump is especially designed for mothers who will have a need for their pump on a daily basis. This means that it will maintain your breastmilk supply, rather than slowly decreasing supply like many pumps only meant to be used 1 to 3 times a week.
  • Memory Button. Most mothers notice a pattern for their most efficient and effective pumping sessions, and once you find what works for you, the memory button allows you to go back to the pumping rhythm that works for you every time.
  • Double Breast Pump. It's a given that being a mother means you are guaranteed to constantly be short on time. Being able to pump both your right and left side at once saves precious time, and precious milk you may lose in a letdown reflex, too!
  • Hands-Free Operation. More convenient than ever, the Freestyle comes with a hands-free operation option so that you can pump without having your hands tied up, allowing you to do other things during your pumping sessions.
  • Rechargeable Battery. Unlike a lot of breastpumps on the market, the Freestyle is truly designed for on-the-go. The rechargeable battery allows you to pump even when you aren't near a power source to plug in your pump. The Medela Freestyle Breastpump is ready when you are.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try the Medela Freestyle Breastpump myself. I was immediately impressed by the overall value for the price. Among the accessories, two large and two standard flanges are provided, allowing you to choose the option that is most comfortable for you. I love how quietly the Freestyle Breastpump operates, and was very pleased with how effectively the pump is as well. I was comfortable throughout my pumping sessions, and was able to easily operate the Medela Freestyle Breastpump while at home, at work, or in between errands. The pump itself and all of its accessories are very well thought out, and the material used to make the tote is convenient to wipe or wash after any spills! I've already recommended this pump to several friends who are expecting based off of my experience with the Medela Freestyle Breastpump. Overall I found the Medela Freestyle Breastpump to be an amazing product, and I will continue using it regularly in my household!

To purchase a Medela Freestyle Breastpump today, visit the Medela website today to find a local or online retailer that is convenient for you. The Medela Freestyle Breastpump can also be found on Amazon.com. To purchase the Medela Freestyle Breastpump that includes the Breastfeeding Starter Kit, please click here.


Welcome to the Medela Freestyle Breastpump Giveaway
  • One lucky winner will receive a Medela Freestyle Breastpump, ARV $379.
  • Open to residents of the United States.
  • Must be 18 or older in order to enter this giveaway.
  • Limited to one entrant per household.
  • Giveaway ends 05/31 at 11:59 pm PST.
  • Winner will be chosen at random through Random.org.
  • The winner will be announced on Found Frolicking and contacted via the email address .provided. A response accepting the prize is required within 48 hours in order to claim the prize, or another winner will be selected.
  • The sponsor of the giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Hitting the "Like" button on any Facebook page visited will not increase odds of winning, but we greatly appreciate your support.
  • By entering the giveaway, you agree to the above terms.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools for below. Good luck!

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A look at the Medela Freestyle Breastpump with all of the included accessories!

The Freestyle Pump unit and all of the following accessories conveniently fit in the tote.

Don't let the picture fool you! Although there are lots of accessories, the Freestyle is extremely easy to use.

The Medela Freestyle Breastpump connected to the charger, tubing, and both bottles.

Here are just a few of the Medela products available in the Breastfeeding Starter Kit, or for purchase individually.

More great products available in the Medela Breastfeeding Starter Kit!

Disclosure: This product was received by myself free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. I did not received monetary compensation of any kind. However, all opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The review 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. 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.

Fine Print for Giveaway: Giveaway open to individuals 18+ who are residents of the US. Entries are limited to one person per household. Giveaway begins May 18, 2015 at 9 pm PST, and ends May 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST. The winner of the giveaway will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tool's Random.org. Winner will be notified via email, and first name and last name's first initial will be announced on the Found Frolicking blog. Please make sure your email address is correct when entered, so that you can be reached if you win. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email sent out to them, and should a response not be received within that time, the prizes are forfeited. Please follow the instructions for each entry, as you have to have done what was instructed for your entry to count. All entries will be verified. 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. Void where prohibited. Entering using the Giveaway Tools form means you agree to the above terms. Thank you.


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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Discover Your Next Subscription Box with Cratejoy



Disclosure: Please note that this is a sponsored post. I received special perks in order to facilitate this review. However 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.

Subscription boxes have been all the rage for quite awhile now, and it's not hard to see why! They provide the perfect opportunity to discover great new brands and products. Whether you already love subscription boxes, or have been debating trying out a subscription box for the first time, you can't miss Cratejoy.

With access to more than 200 amazing subscription boxes, Cratejoy is the perfect way to find your next subscription box. Let's look at just a few of these great options...


For the little members of your family, A Little Bundle is a wonderful option. The monthly subscription starts at $49/month and is extremely flexible. You can even start ordering this subscription box when you are newly expecting! They'll send goodies for mother and baby, with one clothing item included in each box and tons of other goodies, too. Offering full size products is another big plus with this high quality subscription box that will give you an average value of $60+ per box.


BareBox is just the thing for the conscious skincare lover, providing four all-natural, organic products each month. For only $16 a month, they send you the four skincare products you need to pamper your skin each month. Unlike a lot of subscription boxes on the market, BareBox provides subscribers with the same four products each month. It saves you a trip to the grocery or specialty store to pickup your skin care essentials regularly!


Foodies will go crazy for the Prospurly subscription box! There's no guilt necessary with this ethically-sourced subscription box that is committed to providing only organic, sustainable, and Artisan-crafted goods. You'll have 6-8 luxurious products to look forward to each month. In addition to the delicious edible items, Prospurly also includes bath & body essentials.


Still looking for the perfect gift for Father's Day? The Wet Shave Club subscription box is the gift that just keeps on giving! A free razor and brush are included in the first box, and goodies such as lotions, soaps, and aftershaves are a few of the products subscribers can look forward to. This highly rated subscription box includes only high quality wet shaving products that Dad will love!


ElementaryBox starts at only $25/month. This cute subscription box is education and fun all wrapped up in one! ElementaryBox is the subscription box designed by teachers for teachers, and is meant to be used by teachers to share with their students in a classroom. Gifting a teacher with a ElementaryBox subscription is an amazing way to thank them for all of the hard work they do.


Last but not least, you can even find subscription boxes for the furry family members in your household! PupJoy is a great way to pamper your pet with the best. This subscription box is customized to suit your dogs needs, and is available starting at only $24/month. Subscribers rave about how much their pups enjoy the irresistible snacks included in the PupJoy subscription box.

Discover these and so much more on Cratejoy! To take a look at all of the subscription boxes available in the Cratejoy marketplace, go to their website today. You can also find Cratejoy on their Facebook page, follow their boards on Pinterest, and follow them on Twitter.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received 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, 5 May 2015

Nurse in Style with the Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie (Review)



Disclosure: Product was provided to me free of charge in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions below are my own. A full disclosure can be found at the bottom of this post.

Momzelle began in 2007 with a very simple mission: to create functional, fabulous nursing wear that would improve the breastfeeding journeys of mothers. Since its inception, Momzelle has appeared on Dragon's Den, and has received a lot of recognition for their brand and their products over the years---such as receiving Best Socially-Minded Business CYBF Award in 2010!

When I first heard about Momzelle in 2012, I knew this was something to get excited about, and I absolutely loved the Momzelle Criss Cross Nursing Tank I reviewed for them. It didn't take long for me to realize that Momzelle products had styles that were extremely flattering, keep their shape, and stand the test of time. Momzelle quickly became one of my go-to brands, and one of the few brands I recommend to everyone I know. The Rosemary Nursing Top I later purchased became one of my wardrobe favorites.

I am thrilled to introduce another great Momzelle product to you today: the Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie. This flattering hoodie is currently available in six lovely colors: heather grey, deep indigo, dalhia, obsidian, navy blue, and black. It's lightweight, and very breathable, perfect for those breezy spring and summer days where you need another layer!

For review, I received the Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie in navy blue. I prefer to wear my clothes very fitted, so I ordered a size down from the Momzelle sizing chart. Even ordering a size down, I was impressed with the length of the sleeves. Like all Momzelle garments, the fabric is soft and stretchy, but unlike a lot of maternity and nursing apparel, it does not lose its shape throughout the day or over time! As you can see in the pictures where I am modeling my Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie, the forgiving fabric is even accommodating of my growing baby bump! The fabric has been comfortable throughout my pregnancy so far, even though my skin has grown increasingly sensitive and a lot of my other wardrobe favorites have become to itchy for me to wear. I love how flattering the Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie is, and have happily walked out the door for errands or a day out with Little E without feeling underdressed. It has been the perfect garment for quickly and discreetly nursing my toddler wherever we are! This wardrobe staple is so comfortable, I can't wait to order another in black when they restock.

Exciting news to share! Until May 31st, Momzelle is kindly offering a coupon code to provide you with $5 off your purchase. This is a great additional discount on orders. It's worth taking a look at their Mother's Day sale for up to 40% off nursing apparel. Please note the Mother's Day sale ends May 10th. To receive $5 off your order, simply enter the code FOUNDF5 in the box at the bottom of the shopping bag page before proceeding to checkout!

To purchase the Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie and many other amazing products, go to their website. You can also find out more about Momzelle and stay updated on their new products and sales by following their Pinterest boards, liking their Facebook page, following them on Twitter, and following them on Google+. Be sure to also check out the Momzelle blog!


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The lovely Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie

The top portion of the Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie conveniently pulls up for nursing.

The Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie features a generous hood, and long sleeves for a perfect fit!

At the bottom of each Momzelle garment, you can find their lovely logo.

A look at the neckline of the Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie.

Sporting my Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie paired with blue jeans and sandals!

The back of the Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie when worn.

The Momzelle Nursing Top Hoodie is flattering and comfy---perfect for every day use!

Disclosure: This product was received by myself free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. I did not received monetary compensation of any kind. However, all opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The review 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. 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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