Monday, April 22, 2013

Yummi Pouch Review

I was able to review Yummi Pouch reusable pouches. My kids love those apple sauce and yogurt pouches, but they are pretty costly. So I started looking for other ways for them to have their pouches without breaking the bank. I found Yummi Pouch and we just love them. 

About Yummi Pouch
We created Yummi Pouch in 2012 when we noticed that despite the popular trend of disposable squeeze pouches for young kids, hardly any reusable food pouches existed. We launched our online store in January 2013 to provide moms and dads with a simple container to fill with delicious homemade baby food, smoothies, and healthy blended snacks for their active kids! Recognizing that it is easy to lose things when on-the-go — especially where children are involved — we knew that the solution had to be convenient and refillable, as well as affordable and simple.
Our design’s most prominent feature is also its most important — a refillable pouch that can be filled over and over again with your own homemade baby food recipes, smoothies, and other favorite blended snacks! Yummi Pouches are available in sets of 6 for $14.99 at
We are so excited to introduce our eco-friendly snack containers and hope they will benefit your lifestyle! We always love hearing from our customers and invite you to send us your feedback, questions, or comments to You may also follow us on facebooktwitter and pinterest.

Yummi Pouches are 
*Freezer  & dishwasher friendly
*BPA & Phthalate free
*Reusable & Recyclable

I love Yummi Pouches. I can fill them with whatever the boys are into at the moment and put them in the fridge or freezer for later. They make snacking on trips easy. Yummi Pouch also has a page of recipes that might help you with ideas for your kidos. They are easy to fill and wash.

*This is MY honest and true opinion about this product that I was sent free of charge to review. I was not paid to say these things*

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Firmoo Glasses Review

I recently had the chance to review an eyeglass company called Firmoo. First off they were very friendly and easy to work with. Shipping was super fast and my new glasses were here in no time. 
These are the glasses I picked out. I love them, they fit just right and I'm very happy with the quality. So far I have not had a single problem with them. Firmoo included in their packing A hard case, cleaning cloth, handy screwdriver and a bag to hold it all.

About Firmoo
The old opinion that glasses are only necessities for people with vision problems has already gone. Glasses are increasingly becoming a fad and must-have accessories for  celebs and fashionistas. Everyday we can spot millions of non prescription glasses wearers and we are constantly fascinated by many noted film stars’ signature non prescription glasses.They instantly upgrade your look of modern,sexy, vintage or geek by wearing different styles of frames.
Any hot glasses/sunglasses /goggles frames you want can be found on Firmoo, and all are available for both prescription lenses and non-prescription lenses. Are you desperate to have a new look? Now here is the chance, Firmoo has launched a First Pair Free Program to people  worldwide. You will absolutely fall in love with the excellent quality, affordable prices, fashionable designs, fast delivery and the good service after trying them with paying shipping only! You even can get a refund/exchange if you are not satisfied with them. It's totally Risk free, so why not have a try?

Firmoo is offering new customers their first pair of glasses free. Why would anyone want to pass you that deal. 

*This is MY honest and true opinion about this product that I was sent free of charge to review. I was not paid to say these things*

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Stop, Think, Speak! (The R-Word)

That's so retarded. What a retard. You're such a tard. STOP, THINK, SPEAK! Amazing how one word can hurt so many.  Take the pledge, help change things.

As most of you know, I am the mother to a son that happens to have Down syndrome. Eian changed my life in many, many ways. Let's go back to my early school days. I am just as guilty as many for using the word retard/retarded. My mom is a nurse and at one point (I don't remember my age) became the head nurse for our local Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDS) group. I spent many days with her at work. I got to know the wonderful individuals. They were people just like you and me, they just happen to have something called a disability. Not long after one of the girls that worked with my mom in the office had a baby girl that also happened to have Down syndrome. I remember meeting Austyn in the grocery store. This adorable little girl sitting in the front of the cart. I think at that point I was instantly drawn to Down syndrome. I then saw Chandler in his daddy's ad in the paper for his construction company and I just wanted to have him. 
(Austyn, Taylor(Chandler's little sister), Chandler & Eian)
Buddy Walk 2008

See I'm leading up to my own time working with DDS. Shortly after Alex was born I had to get a job. I was 21 with a new baby and bills to pay. I went to work for DDS doing respite care. I provided respite care for Justin, he was just like a brother to me. I had know him since he was a little thing, as our moms were friends. He has cerebral palsy and was in a wheel chair. He was just going into high school. My job was to pick him up from school, help him with whatever he need till time to put him in bed, while his mom worked. We had a very close bond and very got in trouble together a few times. I worked with him for on and off for 4 years. Had Eian during the 4 years. Justin loved both boys (and now all 3) they are his nephews. I even went to the Military Ball with him for JROTC.

My point to all this is I believe I was just being prepped to be Eian's mommy.
When he was born and we finally got the official diagnoses of DS (6 weeks later and don't get me started on that.) I jumped right into getting appointments, therapies etc set up for him. I already knew what I was in for with IEPs and how some people viewed special needs. I then stepped up and made it my mission to educate all that I could. My son has Down syndrome. Down syndrome does not have him.
(First time holding Eian after my c-section)

So back to the topic at hand, the R-word. It was originally a medical term giving to people with special needs.
Mental Retardation-subaverage intellectual ability equivalent to or less than an IQ of 70 that is accompanied by significant deficits in abilities (as in communication or self-care) necessary for independent daily functioning, is present from birth or infancy, and is manifested especially by delayed or abnormal development, by learning difficulties, and by problems in social adjustment.
At some point it was turned in to a slur to insult people. It has to be stopped, words hurt.

The R-word is the word 'retard(ed)'. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It's offensive. It's derogatory.
Our campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people.  Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions.  Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language.-From
The new r-word is RESPECT! Everyone deserves RESPECT!

With that I'm closing up, thank you all for reading.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Angel Tree 2012

Meet Jay Lynn
Girl was born in September 2011
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
 This year Jay Lynn is our Christmas Angel. 
    • The goal of the Angel Tree is to raise $1000 or more as an adoption grant for each waiting child listed below.    Anyone can give for any child at any time during the year, but ornaments are only available for the children shown below.
    • Anyone can help the children by praying, posting to Facebook, Twitter, on your blog, and by sharing with friends and family.
    • There is no shortage of families wishing to adopt these children, only a shortage of funds to do so.   The more you are able to raise or give, the better that child’s chances are of finding a forever family.   They are truly living on borrowed time.
    • Our “gift basket” program makes it even easier to sponsor multiple children and receive multiple ornaments!   Questions can be directed toMichelle.
    • The minimum donation to receive an ornament is $35.
    • Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each waiting child donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund as well
    • Checks are welcome,  and save us on Paypal fees.   Reece’s Rainbow  PO Box 4024  Gaithersburg, MD  20885
    • If you don’t need/want an ornament, please choose “donation only”.
    • International donors welcome, we will mail your ornament(s) anywhere in the world.
    • Ornaments are available as gifts, just check the “gift” box and Laurie will contact you for recipient/mailing info.  We can send it to you for you to mail personally, or we can mail it to them ourselves.
    • Donations will be processed and updated on the site within 24 hours.  Ornaments will be mailed about every other day, so you should expect your order within a week.
    • If you have questions about blog buttons or other ways to share our Angel Tree through social media, please contact Lucille.
    • CLICK ON “Buy Ornament” under each child for as many as you want; then go to the GIFT BASKET to check out.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Brothers & Best Friends (Pix Heavy)

Eian and Will have always been close. The love to fight, play and get in trouble together. They are best friends and brothers.