5 Kid Emergencies You May Have To Face As A Parent

While having a kid is a great blessing, it is not always smooth sailing. Kids are difficult, and you never know what sort of situation you are going to face throughout the course of raising them. There are plenty of emergencies you may face as a direct result of having kids, and it’s important that you are prepared for all of them. Below are 5 emergencies that your kids may face one day, and how you can help them to deal with it as their parent.

A Bad Breakup
While not a true emergency for you perhaps, it will feel like one for your kid. Breakups are tough no matter how old you are, but they can be especially bad for teenagers. Teenagers tend to be more emotional, and as a result the breakup feels more intense. As a parent, it’s going to be your job to console your child, and help them to get back on their feet. Don’t belittle their feelings, and give them time to process everything. It may seem like they are overreacting, but to them they are behaving normally. Just be patient and kind, and your child will get through it.

They Are In A Car Accident
Another situation that comes along with teenagers is when they learn to drive. No matter how well you prepare them, there is always the possibility that they get into a car accident. If you’re lucky, it will only be a minor one, with some small damage to the car and no one getting hurt. Whatever the situation though, your child will likely need you there to help them get through their accident, telling them what to do. Car accidents are scary, especially if you have never been in one before, so be prepared to drive out to wherever your kid is and help them out once they learn to drive.

A Medical Emergency
The one thing every parent fears is something happening to their child. Perhaps they get sick, or they are injured in some way. It’s going to be a scary time for you as a parent, but you’ll need to work past it in order to help your child. They may need a ride to the doctor or hospital, or perhaps help getting better. The best thing you can do is ensure that they get the help they need, and that you are there for support along the way. If you’re fortunate, your child will be back to their normal selves before long.

They’re Arrested
Unfortunately, kids are not perfect. They are going to make mistakes along the way, and as a parent you can only hope that they learn from them. However, there may come a time when you get a phone call in the middle of the night from your kid, telling you they have been arrested. Perhaps they are facing drug possession charges, or they were caught drinking under age. When this happens, try to stifle your anger until you get the situation worked out. Head on over to the police station, and find a lawyer if need be. Hopefully the crime was something small, and the worst punishment your kids will have to face will come from you.

A School Related Emergency
Finally, unless you are homeschooling your child, there may come a time when there is a situation at your kid’s school. Perhaps they became sick during lunch, or they got into a fight with another student. You’ll likely have to take time out of your day to go to the school and figure out what comes next.

If you work at a job that is unlikely to let you leave in the middle of the day to head to your kid’s school, it’s important to have someone you can call during an emergency like this to go and pick up your kid. You hope this never happens, but in the event that it does, it’s good to have a plan in place.

Be Prepared For All Scenarios
There’s no telling what will happen with your kid as they grow up. But what is certain is that it is not going to be a smooth ride. You’ll have to leave work on short notice sometimes, or head on over to the scene of a car accident in the middle of the night. It’s hard to plan for things like these, but there are a few things you can do.

Always make sure you cell phone is charged and on, so that your child can reach you. Next, have some savings built up in case your kid needs it, or you need to miss a few days of work. Finally, help your kid learn from any mistakes they make, so that you don’t have to deal with the same situation again in the future. If you can do little things like this, you’ll be better prepared should any emergency arise with your kids.

Pfizer Products Keep Kids Healthy This summer

My kids have been all over this summer, between friends houses, school functions and camp. Its hard to keep track of what they are touching or if they are around other sick kids. Having Pfizer products on hand has alway done my family well to keep germs and sickness away all year.

Ive been lucky to keep most sickness at bay this summer with camps. Unfortunately my son went to the park with friends all day. the next day he was sick, it was really hard on him since it is summer and he had to stay in for being sick. With playground equipment though if a kid is sick, and touches anything everyone is at risk of getting those germs.

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Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape (ages 2-11)
Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief (ages 4+)
Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free (ages 6+)

Having these products on hand all summer has been a blessings, for sickness, headaches, and the common cough. If my kids aren’t being there normal super hyper selfs then I know they are coming down with something its the easiest way to tell.

You can read more about Pfizer products and there campaign Sick Just Got Real.

Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of Pfizer products. All opinions are 100% my own.

Water Wubble Helps Keep You Cool this Summer

What looks like a bubble, but makes a big splash? Introducing new patent-pending Water Wubble – the world’s only refillable, self-sealing water balloon ball!

Water Wubble is just like a water balloon but it doesn’t pop, and so much easier to use. Fill it up anywhere at the pool, the faucet, with a water bottle. The water bubble seals itself, no worrying about tying or fingers getting stuck.

The Water Wubble package comes with 8 balls 4 blue and 4 red so you can have a battle among friends. It’s the best way to play on a hot day.

We got to try out the new Water Wubble and invited the neighbors to join in on the fun.
The Water Wubble balls were so easy to fill up it was just seconds and the kids were having a blast splashing each other.

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The kids were so excited to try these and were shocked by how big they actually expand and water can fill in. They expand so much that they could fit their little hands in the Water Wubble. Making playtime extra fun for them. Whipping them around and splashing.
Unfortunately for us playtime got a little to rough and 2 of our Water Wubbles ripped at the bottom, but it was from tough play.

As a parent my favorite thing about the Water Wubble besides it last a long time, is there is no mess. No tiny Balloon pieces to find and pick up.

You can find Water Wubble at retailers nationwide or on their website and retails for $14.99 plus shipping and handling.

Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of element associates and Wubble, All opinions are 100% my own.

Peeps are filling easter Baskets this weekend

Easter is only a couple days away and what is the one candy every Easter Basket needs? Peeps®! Peeps® are everyones favorite Marshmallow treat. They started out as chicks and birds around Easter time and have no expanded and feature minions, Dinosaurs and so much more. There are tons of different varieties too like Chocolate Mousse, Gingerbread, Birthday cake, Banana Creme and so much more. Peeps and Company® also features and sells Hot Tamales, Mike and Ike, and Peanut Chews.

This year Peeps®has come out with tons of different flavors to put in your childs basket. They have fruit punch peeps, chocolate covered peeps, orange creme, birthday cake and so much more.

You could literally fill your entire Easter Basket:

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Peeps® are always fun to have on holidays. For Easter not Only do Peeps® represent the Holidays fun spirit with candy in shapes of Bunnies, chicks, eggs and more.
Want more than candy? Peeps® has a assortment of gifts as well like stuff animals, earphones, clothing and more.

My kids look forward to getting these every year. They just love the various flavors and shapes they come in. They call it marshmallow sugary goodness.

You can find Peeps® at all local retailers and on their website.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. Product was provided for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Hollywood Darlings Premieres Tomorrow

Pop’s newest original comedy series Hollywood darlings star ring 90s fan favorites Jodie Sweetin (Full(er) House), Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) and Christine Lakin (Step by Step) premieres on April 12, 8pm ET/PT. The comedy series focuses on their unique childhood actor sisterhood that has bonded them as real life friends. They play exaggerated versions of themselves as they navigate motherhood, careers and life in LA.

Hollywood darlings turns the camera on real-life friends who are bonded by a sisterhood that only they can share as former child stars who grew up in the 90’s limelight – Jodie Sweetin (“Full House,” “Fuller House”), Christine Lakin (“Step By Step”) and Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven”). In this improvised comedy, the three actresses play exaggerated versions of themselves in their current Hollywood lives. With the support of one another, this girl squad can take on anything when it comes to parenting, marriage, friendship and revived careers in Hollywood.

Hollywood Darlings will feature cameos from Soleil Moon Frye (“Punky Brewster”), Andrew Keegan (“10 Things I Hate About You”), Tamera Mowry (“Sister, Sister”), Lance Bass(NSYNC), Andrea Barber (“Full House”), Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”), Heather Tom (“Y&R”),Patrick Duffy (“Dallas,” “Step By Step”), Staci Keanan (“Step By Step”) and Wanya Morris(Boyz II Men).

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This show is to be exciting and fun as it brings all your favorite 90’s actresses back. I loved Full House, Step By Step and 7th Heaven growing up.

On a recent conference call with the actresses they answered some questions for us about the show.

My summary:

The show is based on your life now, but do you bring anything different to make the show more entertaining.

Jody: Im definitely more dark and cynical in the show then real life
Christine:Im a Hippie Dippy in real life, a free spirit and we exaggerate that on the show a little.
Beverly: I am the Type A ever organized person on the show and I would like to think i am not like that in real life.

I heard this show is unscripted: Not a reality show is this true?

Christine: Yeah, this is what we call an improvised comedy and you know, it’s a little tough to explain because there haven’t been many of them done. Um, you know, this show came about when Jodie, myself and Beverly were all approached by our executive producer Jimmy Foxx uh, who wanted to put together sort of like, a 90’s dream-team of women he grew up with on TV who you know, felt like he maybe had a crush on.

Will you be sharing your children on this show at all?

Beverly: The show is centered around us and we are mothers but no our children do not appear in the show.
Jodie:The content of the show is humorous, inappropriate jokes, cursing and we are mothers but wanted to separate our children from that.

This show is bound to be a show all moms can relate to and hilarious at that. Be sure to tune in tomorrow April 12, 8pm/7C to catch it, and every wednesday for the series on Pop TV.

Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of the Role Mommy’s Writers Network. All opinions are 100% my own.

Micro Cotton Elite Bath Towels Keep you Cozy

Everyone loves a hot bath or shower, unfortunately most of my towels are small and don’t wrap around properly or are super thin. I like to be able to relax and just lay around in a towel for a while. So having a super plush towel is a must.

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I was send the Noble Elite Micro Cotton Elite Bath Towel set to try out. This brand new product line features ultra-absorbent and plush wash cloths, hand towels, bath towels and bath sheets. Supremely soft, amazingly absorbent and luxuriously lofty, the Noble Excellence Micro Cotton Elite Towel Collection is constructed using Micro Cotton’s decades of experience.

These towels are so soft I fall asleep whenever I lay down with one after a bath. Plus they are super long and comfortable. I love that you can get a entire matching set in one. Body towel,bath towel, hand towel and rag all in one set.

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I’m 5’2″ and the body towel goes covers goes down to my feet when wrapped around.

The sizes are incredible:
Body towel approx: 39X72
bath towel approx: 30X56
hand towel approx: 20X30
wash cloth approx: 13X13

The Micro Cotton elite towels soak up 50% more absorbency then regular towels, So you dry off quick.

This bath set is available exclusively at Dillards for $77 a set or pick individual pieces.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. Products were provided review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Go For Hours This Valentines Day with MyCharge

Everyone will be out and about celebrating Valentines Day, but no one wants to be out and have their phone completely die on them. You don’t want to lose the chance to take those extra special pictures or check in on the kids. Thats why a portable charger like the MyCharge is the perfect gift for Valentines Day.

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The newly redesigned myCharge HubPlus 6700mAh portable charger is the quintessential powerbank. With an integrated Apple® Lightning™ cable and an integrated micro-USB cable and the newly added USB port, staying charged on the go has never been easier. Carrying cables is a thing of the past, not only are the cables built in for effortless charging but wall prongs are built-in for effortless recharging. Boasting a 30% reduction in size, the HubPlus is more compact and portable than ever before.

I went to San Fransisco this past weekend and am constantly taking pictures or getting calls, my phone went dead fast. The MyCharge HubPlus was a life saver and kept me charged throughout the day. It’s compact and easy to carry, was able to just slip in my back pocket when not in use.
I love that it comes with 2 different charging cables for phones. One that fits my apple phones and tablets and one that can fit my kids Tracfones.

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You can get the MyCharge HubPlus for $79.99 and save 20% off your order using code XOXO

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received, a product was provided for review all opinion are 100% my own.

Easy Tips For The Perfect Candy Buffet

Candy buffets are very popular for all kinds of events. From the neighborhood BBQ to the kids birthday party, to the elaborate and chic wedding, candy buffets are perfect. But, do not believe that you can just set up a table, throw out a few bowls of candy, and have a big ticket hit. That is far from true. A beautiful candy buffet takes planning and a bit of “know-how”. We have some tips to help you create the candy buffet for your event that will be a major success.

Theme

The theme of your candy buffet compliments the event. If the theme is summer, then you will use summer colors, props, and backdrops that fit in with summer. Since most buffets have a theme based on the reason for the celebration, you will carry that theme through the buffet. If the candy buffet is for a baby shower, use baby shower colors and props. If the theme is for a wedding, use the wedding colors. If the candy buffet does not have a theme upon creation, consider using a color wheel to choose your colors. You need three colors that are monochromatic (three tints of the same color) or two monochromatic and one contrasting color which you will find opposite the primary color you chose on the color wheel. ,

Table, shapes, and backdrop

To set up a candy buffet, you need a table 6’ – 8’ long. Your centerpiece will be in the center toward the back. The centerpiece should be tall enough to form the tip of a triangle. The centerpiece can be candy or a theme decoration or a combination of each. The candy displays on the side will form the sides of a triangle changing height progressively, and the front of the table with shallow trays, gift bags, and decorations. The idea of the triangle continues with an interesting backdrop which draws the eye up. The backdrop can be anything from a paper covered board with decorations, to strings of lights, ribbons, and balloons.

Candy

The most important part of a candy buffet is the candy. You will need candy that is bought in bulk, as well as special candy and various designer candies. Your candy must stay in the color family of the theme. A great place to find all the candy and candy buffet accessories you need is Sweet Services. Choose tall jars for suckers, lollipops, rock candy sticks, candy straws, and other long candy treats. The center of the table is for medium size jars and this is the perfect place for bulk candy. Bulk candy can be mixed, layered, or individuals. The front of the table is for trays of special candy or the “One per person” candy. This is also where you will stage your take-home treat bags. You can expect to use 8 ounces of candy for each guest.

Containers

Use your imagination. While almost any dish can be a candy container, you want jars where the scoops or tongs fit easily and that will not tip over easily. Ideally, your containers will be clear for visual impact. Candy buffets are very popular so ask your friends for any containers they may loan you. Also, look for unique dishes at thrift stores and garage sales.

Something for everyone

Include a few selections that are allergy safe, sugar-free, kosher, and gluten-free. Mark them as such so that everyone can experience your candy buffet without fear. There is nothing worse than having to deny yourself because of health issues. Sweet Service has a complete line of candy this will take care of all of these issues.

**This is a compensated post.

Joy For All Companion Pets Are For All Ages

This post was sponsored by Hasbro’s Joy For All brand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Hasbro’s new Joy For All Companion pets come as a beautiful orange tabby cat and a golden retriever pup. They are so soft and cuddly buy image real animals. They move, make sounds, and feel like a real pet.

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As I am getting older and my kids get older, life gets a bit lonely. I have always wanted to add a pet to our brood but costs and space have limited us. It makes me feel even worse for my grandmother who is survived by both her brothers and Husbands. She is all alone just needs some company. I make sure to call her everyday that I can.

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JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets are designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun to elder loved ones. With realistic fur and pet-like sounds – and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar pet-like actions – Companion Pets deliver a soothing, joyful experience that inspire smiles, laughter and fond memories for people of all ages.

My grandmother loved cuddling with the cat and hearing it purr, it brought joy to her eyes to finally feel like she had a small companion in her life. Even my younger kids live the companion pets, says it feels like they have a actual animal to love in the house. The kitten was so much fun she actually purrs and rolls over to lick her paw. My grandmother was just in awe over it.

The Joy For All Companion Pets are perfect for elder family members or of course anyone.

This is a great gift for the grandparents during the holiday season.

Head over to their website to purchase your very own JOY FOR ALL COMPANION PET today and use JOY2016 for 10% off your purchase!

Stomp Out Bullying Today October 3, 2016

Today is Stomp Out Bullying Day, a day to come together and stand up to bullying.

Each year on the first Monday of October kids, teens, and adults all across the country all across the country wear blue shirts in a show of solidarity against bullying to make that the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world. This important day gives students a unified voice and empowers those who are so often silent to be able to speak out together.

I do not stand for bullying at all, it’s the one thing I do not condone. As a child I was severely bullied because of a car accident that left me scared and I had to learn to control my left side from a stroke. It continued through being a teenager and even as a adult I still get bullied from people.

It was so bad as a teenager that I thought about suicide and doing horrible things to myself. It was just awful. No child should ever have to suffer at the hands of someones jealousy or hate. It’s the worst feeling in the world.

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So today put on a blue shirt and sho your support to Stomp Out Bullying. You can get your official Stomp Out Bullying T-shirt here.

This is a compensated post on behalf of the Role Mommy Writers Network. All opinions are 100% my own.

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