Monday, 31 August 2015

5 Potty Training Tips and Tricks + Coupon for Huggies Pull-Ups® at Family Dollar





There isn't a single family I know that has finances so comfortable that they don't have to worry about money. A feeling I'm sure everyone can relate to is that there are a lot of expenses to life as it is, having a family just increases these expenses drastically. Which is why it's important to be wise with your family's income and look for budget-friendly ways to cut costs where possible. Saving money doesn't always mean sacrificing quality. When it comes to your potty training toddler, did you know you can save and get great quality by buying Huggies Pull-Ups® Training Pants at Family Dollar?

Beginning potty training is a daunting task. You really don't know how it's going to go, and of course there's also the fact that you know it's guaranteed to be a messy business. Here are three tips to keep in mind while beginning potty training with your toddler!

#1. Keep it fun. I've heard more than a few parents tell me that their child got overwhelmed when one of their parents put too much pressure on them about potty training. Embarrassing or losing your cool with your child while they are trying to learn something that's a really big deal for them will only give them negative associations with the task. You don't want your little one to have anxiety or feel stressed about learning toilet training. So remember to keep it light and fun. Just as you are less inclined to do things that you associate something negative with, your potty learning baby, toddler, or kid will, too.

#2. Find a motivating factor. When you think about it, it isn't hard to see why children don't see potty training as a necessary skill. After all, diapers are all they have known, and that system seems to work just fine! So it's up to you to find the "it" factor that motivates them to take that next step.

#3. Turn it into activity time. One key to successful potty training sessions is to keep your child patient while they're working up to doing #1 or #2 on the toilet. Sing songs, read books, play with special toys, or play games with them to keep them occupied so they don't want to jump off the potty prematurely because they've gotten bored with the activity!

#4. Bare bottom time. Not everyone is comfortable letting their child run around their house without even a diaper on. Yes, it can be messy. It also means you have to keep a close eye on them. But if you're willing to give it a shot, it can prove to be a great potty training method. While it may not be successful with more mischievous children, more sensitive little ones respond to it very quickly. I've known parents who said their child was far more successful at potty training after experiencing the uncomfortable sensation of peeing on themselves, or being startled at seeing their own poop.

#5. Expect the unexpected. While consistency and determination are both key to potty training success, there's something else to keep in mind: things may just not go the way you want them to. You may have to be open to trying methods you were hoping to avoid, or even at one point face that your child isn't ready to potty train quite yet. Especially if one or both of you are getting extremely frustrated with the toilet training process, it may be best to give it a break for a few days, or a few weeks, and try again with a new game plan in mind!


For a limited time, you can save even more on your purchase of Huggies Pull-Ups® at Family Dollar when you text CARE to 28767! Use the coupon you receive to get Huggies Pull-Ups® at a great price. Click here to find a Family Dollar near you. Then go to the Huggies website for even more potty training tips and tricks!

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Huggies® New Premium Diapers Has Your Little One Covered




Disclosure: Thank you to Huggies for sponsoring this content. I received product and compensation 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.

We're always on the move. Whether it's running errands, or doing fun things together, our days are rarely anything but hectic. So, of course, we rely on products that we can expect to be up to the task. A fact that was even more true when we moved from Canada to the US last year, driving from Edmonton, Alberta to the San Francisco bay area, and rarely pausing at rest stops.

For performance you can depend on, look no further than the Huggies® Little Movers Plus Diapers and the Huggies® Little Snugglers Plus Diapers. Exclusively available in Canada at Costco, these two new lines of Huggies® bring you diaper performance that's better than ever. No diaper explosions or nuisance leaks here! We've been able to save ourselves a lot of frustration by using the Huggies Little Movers® Plus Diapers, and are so glad we've finally been able to find a diaper that can keep up with our lifestyle.


I remember the early days with Little E well, and can distinctly remember the countless diaper leaks and explosions we encountered in the first six months of his life. There were days where I changed his clothes as many as five times. We switched from brand to brand, and style to style, trying to find one that contained everything as they should. I wish I had had these Huggies® diapers back then! Lets look at the features for these latest diapers from Huggies® that make these so great:

Huggies® Little Movers Plus Diapers
  • The most absorbent Huggies® diaper with ultra-softness (aside from the Huggies® OverNite diapers)
  • New DryTouch® Liner
  • Double Grip Strips for a great, comfortable fit that lasts
  • Available in sizes 1-6 exclusively at Costco

Huggies® Little Snugglers Plus Diapers

  • The most absorbent Huggies® diaper with ultra-softness (aside from the Huggies® OverNite diapers)
  • GentleAbsorb® Liner for a comfy layer of cushiony protection
  • Available in sizes 1-6 exclusively at Costco
For more information about the Huggies® Little Movers Plus Diapers and the Huggies® Little Snugglers Plus Diapers, go to the Huggies® website. To find out where your nearest Costco location is to purchase these premium Huggies® products, use the convenient store locator found on the Costco website.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Online Games and More at NetBet




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It's not always easy to find even five minutes to yourself as a parent. You can be a first-time parent or an experienced parent to multiple children, and still struggle to find "me time." The demands on your time were inconceivable prior to becoming a parent, and you probably find yourself forgetting how the heck you even spent all of your time back in the days where it was just you and your significant other. Even the most basic and simple ways you used to do daily activities aren't so private or "yours" anymore.

But one thing I've heard time and time again from many parents who are satisfied with their routine is that they make time for themselves. For some it may be just a few minutes a day, and others make it a priority to get thirty minutes or more to themselves. It's important to find just that little bit of space to do the one thing that you do for YOU to keep yourself sane. Maybe you just want to sit and do absolutely nothing for just a few minutes, or perhaps take a little time to pursue a hobby or interest that you've developed prior to or after becoming a parent.

So the question is: what do you do just for you? Whatever it is, find a way to incorporate it back into your life! Perhaps your pre-parenthood interests included the occasional visit to a casino placing bets or enjoying slot games, or even participating in games online. Casinos have been in existence since the very first known gambling house was established in Venice, Italy in 1638. They exist all around the world as a destination for locals and tourists alike. Visiting casinos, local or abroad, can be an expensive affair. Travel expenses, scheduled time off, and living costs while at a casino resort are all big factors. Who has the time for that, anyway? Where the gaming industry is involved, there is a way to still enjoy this activity without going through all the trouble.

The invention of computers was already life-changing, but online gaming took things to a whole new level. Did you know that it was only 50 years ago that digital gaming itself existed in only a few laboratories around the world? After all, it was only in 1971 that the first commercial arcade game was available. Digital gaming is a hobby and interest that took the world by storm when it became available to the public, and has evolved significantly since it was first introduced. 59% of Americans played video games in 2013, spending more than $21 billion on video games alone. In regards to online gaming itself, it all started with PLATO in the early 1970s, and has only grown in popularity since internet usage started to become a common household occurrence in the 1990s and early 2000s. And it isn't hard to see why! Convenience is only one aspect that makes online gaming enjoyable. It's easier than ever to find a great source of entertainment that is always there, whenever you may have the time and inclination.

If gaming or placing bets is something you've enjoyed as a past time, you can conveniently incorporate it into your life from the comfort of your home. Online casino NetBet is your destination for online gaming and so much more. With an online casino, a section for placing bets on sporting events, and a wide range of games, there's a lot to discover and enjoy in the time you set aside for yourself to have a little fun. Check it out today!

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Time to #BeeBold for Pollinators


Disclosure: Thank you to Friends of the Earth for sponsoring this content. I received product and compensation 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.

Bees play a very important role in the ecosystem. They may not be very big, but don't let their size fool you. Bees do so much, even beyond providing us with the "liquid gold" that allows Americans to consume well over 400 million pounds of honey each year. Bees and other pollinators are being lost at alarming rates, raising concerns about the affects their loss will have on our environment and our food system if the trend continues. We all know that bees are pollinators, but a lot of people do not realize the significance of the role that bees play in pollination, and how extremely vital this is to our lives. A great portion of the foods we eat rely on pollination from bees and other pollinators, and a shocking number of the fruits and vegetables we consume on a regular basis (even every day!) would be lost in a world without bees. Almonds, broccoli, carrots, avocado, onions, squash, cucumbers, and apples are only a fraction of the crops that would be affected. The loss of pollinators would cost the U.S. an estimated $15 billion worth of crops, and that is only one aspect of the reality of life without bees.


Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, the current rapid loss of bee and pollinator populations is the result of a number of factors. Exposure to harmful pesticides, inadequate food supply, access to only one type of crop, parasitic mites, and a new virus are all believed to be the current culprits. It was in 2006 when beekeepers first began to raise awareness about the mass disappearance of bees. Entire hives are being abandoned, with nearly one-third of all honey bee colonies in the country vanishing.

It may "bee" hard to believe, but it is actually possible for conditions to get to a point where honey bees can't survive anymore and cease to exist. Did you know this is already a reality being dealt with in China? It's bizarre to conceive of and even more strange to observe, but the lack of honey bees and other natural pollinators in China due to the heavy pollution and pesticide use has made it necessary for humans to take over the job of pollination. It's a very expensive and inefficient alternative, taking humans far longer to accomplish what honey bees have turned into, essentially, an art form. Human pollination also meets only the pollination needs of flowers, and doesn't produce any honey! We have to take steps now to prevent ourselves from the same harsh reality that would become all-too-real if we experienced the devastating loss of our hardworking honey bees and other pollinators.


So what can be done? There are steps you can take in your every day life to help save bees and other pollinators. Taking action in your community, and in your very own backyard!

- Ensure that your yard consists of only pesticide-free plants. A study by Friends of the Earth and Pesticide Research Institute found that 51% of all "bee friendly" garden plants (36 out of 71) contained neonic pesticides that are harmful to bees---yet contained no warning to inform gardeners about the presence of these pesticides.

- Buy organic products and produce, and encourage your local businesses to carry more organics.

- Contact your state representatives and other political figures to immediately ban pesticides linked to global bee declines. 

- Create a bee haven in your backyard. Provide a bee-friendly water source and bee housing to attract mason bees to your backyard, allowing them access to the vital resources they need to survive, and thrive.

Here are some fun facts about bees that you may not been aware of: 1. Honey bees wing stroke is a rapid 200 beats per second, giving them the very distinct "buzz" sound we all know them by. 2. Bees can travel at up to 15 miles per hour. 3. To collect only 1 kg (about 2.2 lbs.) of honey, a hive of bees will collectively fly about 90,000 miles---that's the equivalent of orbiting around the earth three times! 4. Talk about a "busy bee," honey bees visit anywhere from 50 to 100 individual flowers for pollen during a collection trip. 5. It is estimated that a human would have to be stung over 1,000 times by honey bees for it to fatal. 6. Honey bees perform multiple jobs throughout their lifetime, and literally change their brain chemistry before switching their role. 7. Although their brains are the size of a sesame seed, honey bees can make complex mathematical calculations in order to determine route efficiency. 8. If you see bees collecting pollen right outside of a hive, those aren't bees that are part of that hive. Bees collect honey in a "buffer zone" that is far enough from their hive that predators won't find it. 9. Most believe that honey bees always die after using their stinger, but this is because that is the fate of honey bees who sting humans. However, honey bees can sting insects and some types of animals without meeting a tragic and very immediate end. 10. Making honey is hard work, and throughout its lifetime of about 6 weeks, a single honey bee will only be able to make approximately 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey.

For more information about the importance of bees, facts about Colony Collapse Disorder, and for more ways that YOU can help, please visit Friends of the Earth and take a look at the Bee Bold Project.

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The Bee'n'Bee house makes a functional and attractive addition to your yard.

The Bee'n'Bee house features a beautiful teardrop shape, and is comprised of hollow bamboo for bees to take refuge in.

Small screws and washers are fastened at the top of the Bee'n'Bee house to keep the unit secure.

The Bee'n'Bee house is solidly constructed and the perfect size to display proudly or tuck away discreetly.

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Monday, 3 August 2015

A Spa Day Every Day with Bard & Finch (Review + Giveaway)



Disclosure: Thank you to Bard + Finch for sponsoring this content. I received product and compensation 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.

Be prepared to fall in love! Bard + Finch provides quality products at affordable prices. Consider yourself warned: you may become addicted to their luxurious line of body care products that will keep you coming back for more. The Ylang-Ylang Lip Balm, Peppermint Hand & Body Lotion, and French Lavender Moisture Cream are just a few irresistible options. Their affordable Gift Sets are perfect to pamper a loved one on Christmas, a special occasion, or to surprise them with just because.

A small family-operated business, the founders of Bard + Finch take their inspiration from their breathtaking surroundings in Maine. The natural beauty and undeniable simplicity of nature inspired them to create each and every product to be free of petroleum, synthetic fragrances, fillers, and other undesirable---and unnecessary---ingredients. You will only find quality component,  including therapeutic grade essential oils, among the list of ingredients.

I had the opportunity to try the Bard + Finch Spa Delight Gift Set. I personally like to have options, and if you're like me, the Spa Delight Gift Set is the one for you! The products inside the Spa Delight Gift Set are completely up to you---all you have to do is select your choice of one of each of the following: Face Oil, Bath Salt, Face Mask, Hand & Body Lotion, and Scrub. I selected the Juniper Berry Dead Sea Bath Salt, Ylang-Ylang Face Oil, Oatmeal & Botanicals Face Mask, Pink Grapefruit Hand & Body Lotion, and Sea Mineral Scrub. Imagine my surprise when my Spa Delight Gift Set arrived on my doorstep, and I discovered upon opening the box that all of the products were packaged in glass! This great packaging keeps the contents their best, and means that you won't have to worry about the containers tampering with the scent or leeching into any of the products.

My mother, my sister, and I have all been raving about these delightful bottles of heavenly goodness since they arrived. We each have our own favorite---my sister prefers the pleasant fragrance and light texture of the Pink Grapefruit lotion, while my mother loves the effective yet gentle Oatmeal & Botanicals face mask, and I adore the Juniper Berry bath salts which have been revitalizing for the dry skin I've been experiencing for months during my pregnancy.

Something I've found to be a good perspective to keep in mind for many aspects of life, but that is especially true with body care products, is: quality over quantity. Huge quantities of a poor quality body lotion, for example, will be less effective than a fraction of that quantity with a high quality lotion. Looking at the price tag for some higher end body care products, I can completely understand why some people's jaws drop to the floor. But when properly using these types of products, you'll find they'll far outlast that of their less expensive counterparts, and often even work out to be cheaper in the long term, too! My family and I have been able to whole-heartedly agree that the Bard + Finch products are worth their weight on gold. The contents go a long way, and I know we'll be happily enjoying these products for months to come.

Love what you hear? Find these and so much more directly on the Bard + Finch website. Save 10% on your purchase from Bard + Finch until September 2nd, 2015 with the code fndfrlk815! You can also enter for your chance to win a Spa Delight Gift Set of your very own. Read below for all the details and then enter to win. Good luck!


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  • One lucky winner will receive a Spa Delight Gift Set from Bard + Finch
  • Open to residents of the continental United States.
  • Must be 18 or older in order to enter this giveaway.
  • Limited to one entrant per household.
  • Giveaway ends 08/16 at 11:59 pm PST.
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Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!

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A look at just a few of the products available from Bard + Finch!

The Bard + Finch Dead Sea Bath Salts are the perfect indulgence for your bath.

Cleanse with the Bard + Finch Sea Mineral Scrub to clean out your pores and achieve skin that feels light and fresh.

Draw out anything undesirable in your pores with a delightful Bard + Finch face mask.

The Bard + Finch is light and moisturizing. No thick, oily lotion, here!

Could your skin use something a little extra? The Bard + Finch Face Oil is just what you need!

The Bard + Finch Sea Mineral Scrub has a gritty texture without being harsh.

Showing off the texture of the beautiful Bard + Finch Dead Sea Bath Salts.

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Fine Print for Giveaway: Giveaway open to individuals 18+ who are residents of the United States and Canada. Entries are limited to one person per household. Giveaway begins August 3rd, 2015 at 9 pm PST, and ends August 16, 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 prize. Void where prohibited. Entering using the Giveaway Tools form means you agree to the above terms. Thank you.


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