Monday, June 22, 2015

How to Shop for Breast Pumps Online

If you’re a new mommy and you want to ensure that your baby son or daughter has access to natural and healthy breast milk for every feeding, choosing a high-quality breast pump will make it easier for you to achieve your goal. A great way to find a good breast pump, is to shop for breast pumps online, as so many reputable online retailers offer popular and well-designed breast pumps to their clientele.



Here are some things to think about before you purchase a breast pump, on of offline…

Which Type is the Best?

There isn’t one “best” type of breast pump. Some styles work better for different purposes. If you’re planning to pump for your baby at home, you’ll benefit from checking out electric breast pumps, as they make the process of expressing breast milk very simple. 

The electric styles automate breast milk extraction, so mommies don’t need to do any work and they are designed to be very simple to use. A good pump of this type won’t hurt your breasts and it will run on electric power, so you won’t need to worry about pumping manually (which takes more effort) or relying on battery power. 

Manual and battery-powered pumps do have their place, though. When you choose a manual breast pump, you’ll be able to access convenience on the go. You won’t need a power source – in addition, you’ll find that this type of pump is very compact, so you’ll be able to tote it along easily. 

These simple pump designs are convenient. If you want the convenience of a manual design, plus automated power, consider a battery-operated style instead. It will function like an electric pump does, although you’ll need to recharge the battery as needed. 

Women who have difficulty breastfeeding will find that hospital-grade breast pumps offer hope. While these styles may be more costly, due to their high performance, they are very helpful, as they allow women to extract more breast milk than they do with other types of pumps. 

Moms who are about to give up on breast-feeding due to concerns about not expressing enough milk should definitely consider giving breast pumps of this type a try, as they may make all of the difference. 

As you can see, there are plenty of styles out there and all of them offer benefits. Some women buy more than one breast pump in order to make their lives easier. You may want to do the same…

How to Shop Online

It’s possible to save quite a bit of money on breast pumps by shopping for them online. When you do so, you’ll find that you open up a world of possibilities. Most major online retailers offer a wide array of styles, such as the electric, manual, battery-powered and hospital-grade styles that we’ve discussed here. 


When you’re shopping online, look for quality by reading reviews and checking out the reputations of manufacturers…once you find some good products, compare prices at a range of trustworthy online retailers. This should help you to find the right breast pumps for the right prices. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

How To Find Qualified Contractors In Your Area

Buying a house these days is easy. The market is full of new, older, vintage and heritages houses for sale. Bargains can be found in just about every size and architectural style. A lot of homeowners start out with the idea that “We can fix it up ourselves,” but items may arise that are beyond their skills. Local building codes may require licensed contractors to perform certain tasks such as installing electrical or plumbing items.

Finding a contractor for specific projects or for all the work is not an arduous task. Many online businesses have lists of qualified contractors for customers to choose from. One company is Renovationsexperts.com. It is easy to find a contractor by following the given steps. First, select your project, your state and zip code and finally your information. Get your free quote from contractors in your area. You can meet with each one to discuss the project in more detail, so the final quote is reflective of the work requested.

Among the most common renovations in a house are kitchens, bathrooms and room additions. One new trend is green remodeling. This means using energy efficient and sustainable products for the house. There are tax rebates available at local, state and federal levels for using energy efficient products and appliances. Green contractors will have all available paperwork to help you file for any rebates in your area. Depending on the age of your home, grants may also be available; your contractor may be able to help with these as well.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Splash Math



Splash Math is an award winning math program for kids of ages 5-10 which can be used both at homes and in schools. Splash Math has benefited over 9 million kids and has been used in over 50,000 classrooms. Available on iPads, Android tablets and web, Splash Math works across multiple platforms and devices.


Splash Math is an adaptive program. It personalizes math practice depending upon the child's level of mastery and covers all math skills for all grades - Kindergarten through 5. Splash Math collects the practice data and shares analytical reports with the parents/teachers.



Splash Math combines the best of both worlds. For a child, Splash Math appears to be like a game which rewards on getting answers correct, keeping them engaged all the time. For a parent, Splash Math covers all necessary math skills for their grade levels and provides crucial insight on the child's performance.


Special 20% discount - This holiday season, Splash Math is offering a Special 20% discount. Go to Save 20% Off Splash Math https://www.splashmath.com/parents/register?adc=USFG20&utm_campaign=WebOffer20&utm_medium=USFamilyGuide&utm_source=Bloggers to access the discount.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Show Me The Kwan Game

It's not quite a board game, definitely not a video game, and a whole lot of fun! It plays very quickly and works for any number of players (ages 10+ - can be slightly younger if simple spelling of words is not frustrating). Show Me the Kwan is a fast-paced, dice rolling, word game. Given the chosen category the players must call out fitting words where either the first, second or last letter correspond to the lettered dice that were rolled. Each dice has an assigned point value. At the end of the 1 minute round, all players must count their points on the dice they collected. http://shop.griddlygames.com/ and use the codes FREESHIP for free shipping on Kwan ONLY, or code 10FORME for 10% off their entire order.




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Haywire Group



WHAT?! You want me to spend time with my family?! That's stressful and painful and long hours of talking about Grandpa's latest ailment - how am I supposed to get through that?! Hey, it doesn't have to be that bad. Spending time with your family can be fun, especially if you have the right game to shake things up, get people laughing and enjoying themselves - and not talking about Grandpa's foot fungus! The Haywire Group has just the games for you, this award-winning game company has a great collection of fun family games (http://www.haywiregroup.com/products/) including DICEcapades! 2nd Edition (http://www.haywiregroup.com/index.php/products/dicecapades/) and Bodydoodles The Tatoo Guessing Game (http://www.haywiregroup.com/products/bodydoodles-tattoo-guessing-game/). DICEcapades (http://www.haywiregroup.com/index.php/products/dicecapades/) is a card game, a dice game, a trivia game, an action game and well, it's just a game with about anything and everything in it, which is why it's perfect for everyone.



You may find yourself in a staring contest, answering obscure trivia or balancing dice on your hand while standing on one foot - you never know what your turn will bring (hint: you might want to start working on your hand charades skills!). This game will definitely have you looking forward to spending time with your family and if it doesn't, give your friends a call for a game night, you can all escape your families together. DICEcapades! (http://www.haywiregroup.com/index.php/products/dicecapades/) isn't just the luck of the dice - it's also the smarts of the roller.



 Do your kids draw on themselves? Ask how old they need to be to get a tattoo? Are they just plain creative or want to be? If so, you need Bodydoodles The Tattoo Guessing Game (http://www.haywiregroup.com/products/bodydoodles-tattoo-guessing-game/), this popular game for kids will channel that creative energy in a fun safe drawing game where your body is the canvas. It's as easy as drawing a body card and a doodle card, picking the player you want to tattoo and drawing. Using the skin safe markers, a player draws the doodle on the chosen player while all the other players try to guess what is being drawn. Points are earned by the drawer and the guesser. Perfect for get-togethers with friend, sleepovers, birthday parties and anytime a child says, "Mom, I don't have anything to do." For more exciting games from The Haywire Group - FREE Shipping through 12/31/2014, visit www.haywiregroup.com. Use promo code: FREESHIPPING50


Santa Express Train



All aboard the Santa Express Train! Join us for a magical journey through the Royal Gorge to the "North Pole" where the train makes a special stop to pick up a very important passenger - Santa! Every family will enjoy classic Christmas carols and hot cocoa while making memories that will last a lifetime aboard the Santa Express Train. Skip the fast food this year and enjoy our delicious, locally sourced, family friendly menu. Make your reservation now for the Santa Express Train, as spots fill up quickly. Visit our website or call us to make a reservation for an unforgettable journey on Colorado's top Christmas Train. Visit www.RoyalGorgeRoute.com for a full schedule, or call 1.888.724.5748 to book your trip today!



Monday, November 10, 2014

Time in a Box by FoxMind Games

FoxMind Presents the Gift No One Else Can Give

What does every child want? An I Pad? Xbox? Maybe, but what is the one thing that every child wants, needs and deserves? At FoxMind Games they believe they know the answer and today announced the international availability of its new Time in a Box.

The new product, the brainchild of child psychologist and writer Rute Moreira, is more than its contents. It's a gift of dedicated time; an opportunity to try new things; a way to explore art and science; a chance to plan for the future and to consider the past; and a way to tell a child in your life that they matter to you - more than anything!

David Capon, President of FoxMind, explained, "The benefits of Time in a Box extend beyond the product itself because it creates uninterrupted quality moments with the family and reinforces social-emotional connections. It also aims to reinforce the child's feeling of connection to a larger community such as the neighborhood or the town where he or she lives."

When you give Time in a Box, (MSRP $17.95 for 2 players ages 6 and up) you are offering a child you care about the gift no one else in the world can give them: your time. Inside the box you'll find 96 activity cards that allow a child to momentarily shift your priorities and focus on doing a special activity together, such as playing a board game; solving a puzzle; starting a family tree; making a blanket fort; or carrying out an act of kindness that will bring a smile to a stranger's face. Time in a Box includes a simple written agreement between you and the child that sets the ground rules by which you'll both abide. Adults should switch off their smart phones and get ready for some quality time!

"Season-by-season, Time in a Box is a gift that inspires activities that provide a wealth of ways to make memories together and the unique and beautiful box can serve as a memory chest where pictures and notes can be collected and treasured," Capon said.

Order yours today! http://www.foxmind.com


Colorado Ballet





Colorado Ballet and KeyBank present The Nutcracker, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The holidays are not complete until you join us for this seasonal favorite featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, classic choreography and Tchaikovsky's extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This dazzling spectacle of glittering snowflakes and shimmering sugarplums will transport your whole family to the Land of Sweets. My Readers receive 20% OFF 1st 3 weeks of Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker. Click here to SAVE and use code : KIDS