Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mompact Review & GIVEAWAY: Twooth Timer

Motherhood leaves women with all sorts of new worries, jobs, and roles. In addition to caring for your children, taking care of the big things (like feeding, nurturing, etc.), and being their biggest cheerleader, moms also have to worry about the little, day-to-day things. Many of these things are much bigger, because they can help our children develop lifelong habits. Fortunately, other moms have got your back! Mom inventors have created many wonderful things to help moms with all sorts of tasks, problems, etc. that come as part of the job.

Today I am thrilled to share the Twooth Timer with you!

The what?

The Twooth Timer! In short, it's a 2-minute timer that helps ensure your kids brush their teeth long enough for maximum health! It's cute and fun to use, and can help your children develop a healthy habit that will last a lifetime!

From the company's Web site:
Experts recommend brushing your teeth for two minutes. A recent study found young adults spent less than 35 seconds brushing their teeth.
New research is that finding heart disease and strokes, as well as diabetes and respiratory disease, may be linked to gum disease. Consider your mouth as a doorway to your body. Plaque is a colorless film of bacteria that sticks to teeth and if not properly removed, can lead to gum disease. The bacteria associated with gum disease can enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your body. Good oral hygiene is the best prevention.
Healthy habits begin early and our award-winning, mom-invented products are designed to help children achieve good dental health and have fun doing it! Recommended by dentists and dental hygienists for a lifetime of healthy smiles!

Look at that timer! Isn't it cute? Here are some more facts:
  • Convenient size - 3¼" H x 2¾" W x 2½" D
  • No batteries needed
  • Helps reduce dental bills by improving dental hygiene
  • Works with all types of toothbrushes - manual and electric
  • Easy to use! Simply turn the top to the 2 and begin brushing. Stop when the bell rings.

My Thoughts: I gotta tell ya, I love this little device! I first heard about it in a survey with QuestionMoms, and was thrilled when this was one of the products available as part of the Mompact Blog Hop event!

My kids have been using this for a few weeks now, and it does its job. My oldest, who is 8, will not brush without it now! She loves it. I don't have to be there – she goes up to brush her teeth, starts the timer on her own, and brushes until it rings! We haven't been to the dentist yet since it arrived, but I look forward to her telling him about it. I think he'll be proud of her!

Now, did I mention how cute it is? It's bigger than I thought it'd be, but I like it. It stands out on our (regularly cluttered) bathroom counter, which means it doesn't get forgotten. Plus, it's sturdy. I know for a fact, because it's been dropped at least a couple of times ...

I only have one teeny tiny complaint, and it really is small. The timer, when it rings, is loud. It sounds like a kitchen timer (which is how I know for sure my daughter's using it, because I can hear it from downstairs), and is probably just as loud as one. Because of that, my younger two (5 and 3 years old) aren't big fans of it. The ringing apparently is a bit loud for their sensitive hearing – or something. BUT, I like it loud because – as I just mentioned – I can hear it ring when I'm downstairs, so I know it's getting used. I suspect that as the other two get older, they will come around and start using it, too.

The Final Word: Wonderful product that is sure to help your kids develop healthy habits, and hopefully keep those habits for life!

More Information: You can find out more about the Twooth Timer and the company at the following links.

One lucky winner will receive a Twooth Timer prize pack, which includes 1 TwoothTimer and some Toothy T Temporary Tattoos (great to use as part of a reward system)!

How to enter: Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Detailed instructions and links (where needed) are provided with each step. ***Comments on this post do NOT count as entries!***

  • Enter your name and valid e-mail address
Extra entries:
Terms & Conditions: Giveaway ends at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
Entry is open to those in the U.S. and Canada.
Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter once the giveaway has ended.

Disclosure: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, Twitter, or any other outside Web sites, nor is this promotion affiliated with these companies in any way. This is a Mompact sponsored event and the opinions and ideas on the product presented are entirely my own.

This post is part of the Mompact Blog Hop GIVEAWAY event, which includes a total of 122 blogs – and prizes to win on each! After you enter my giveaway, make sure to visit the next blog on the list:

***Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for this post. Any products reviewed were either sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest opinions, or they were purchased by me and I just wanna share.***


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Lower 40 Meme, Part One

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1) Who is the last person you high-fived? One of my kids. Probably my son, but the girls are into high-fives, too, so I don't know for sure.

2) If you were drafted into a war, would you survive. It depends on what I had to do. On the front lines? Probably not, but then who knows?

3) Do you sleep with the TV on? No.

4) Have you ever drunk milk straight out of the carton? Ick, no!

5) Have you ever won a spelling bee? No. I always wanted to when I was a kid, but my nerves always got the best of me.

6) Have you ever been stung by a bee? Yes, a few times over the years.

7) How fast can you type? Fast enough.

8) Are you afraid of the dark? Not usually.

9) Eye color: Brown

10) Have you ever made out at a drive-in? Yes

11) When was the last time you chose a bath over a shower? I can't remember.

12) Do you knock on wood? Yes

13) Do you floss daily? No

Where's number 14?

15) Can you hula hoop? I'm not sure. I was good at it when I was a kid, but that was a long time ago ...

16) Are you good at keeping secrets? Depends on the secret.

17) What do you want for Christmas? An iPad.

18) Do you know the Muffin Man? I did, once upon a time ...

19) Do you talk in your sleep? I sure hope not! That would be mighty embarrassing!

20) Who wrote the book of love? God


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

W.T.F. Meme: Dogs on surf boards join a Facebook status chain

1) Last week women on Facebook started another one of those supposed "raise breast cancer awareness" status chains which end up just confusing men. This one had me saying "I'm 14 weeks and craving Skittles." Instantly people started asking me if I was pregnant. This has angered some people (including a blogger who posted a rant about it because she says that "pretending you're pregnant isn't cute"). What do you think of status chains like this? They haven't bothered me before, but I refused to post this one. I agree that leading others to believe you're pregnant when you aren't just isn't good. This one, I felt, was wrong. So, I opted out.

2) Do you think people should be able to buy music and share it with everyone he or she wants or should everyone have to purchase the songs themselves? I think a limited amount of sharing would be OK, but sharing with anyone and everyone who's interested doesn't seem right. Why would anyone buy any music if they could just get it from anyone willing to share? (Napster, anyone?)

3) How often do you (or your significant other) vacuum your house? What's a vacuum?

4) Monday was National Cheese Pizza Day. What toppings do you like on your pizza? My favorite is taco pizza. When I can't have that, I like pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, and (sometimes) green olives.

5) The Thought Catalog has posted a list of great songs to cry to. What is a song that can easily bring you to tears? Nothing comes to mind. I'm not one who cries very easily.

6) Beanie babies were a big craze in the 1990s. What is a toy that you collect or used to collect? I was in college when Beanie Babies came out, and have TONS of them. I don't really collect toys anymore – unless you count the toys my kids play with.

7) Buddy, a 14-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, will be the first animal inducted into the Surf Dog Hall of Fame. Do you enjoy seeing animals do crazy stunts? I don't seek it out, but if I happen to see something it depends on what it is.

8) September is Fall Hat Month. Do you like to wear hats? If so, what type of hats are your favorites? I'm not big on hats. I only wear them when absolutely necessary to keep my ears from freezing off.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Flirty Aprons

The following post was brought to you by Broadcast Bloggers. It was not written by me (see below for source information). I am sharing this because I just love Flirty Aprons – they are so ADORABLE!


Oh my goodness. Get ready for the cutest aprons ever. Flirty Aprons have the BEST aprons I've seen in a long time. These are not yo mama's aprons.
They have sleek, modern aprons that instantly turn you into a domestic goddess.
I'm not joking...I am not really kitchen friendly. I like to cook, but cooking doesn't really like me.
But could you not love being in the kitchen in one of these!!!
These aprons are SO well made. Their ties are long enough to go around ALL waist sizes. They are flattering on all shapes. These would be perfect for hostess gifts or for all the women in your life!
I received the Frosted Cupcakes apron pictured above. It is to die for cute!!! The moment I put it on, I seriously wanted to bake something. In fact, the girls and I are throwing a cupcake decorating party for their friends in a couple of weeks. Wanna guess what I'm going to be rocking??? And the girls...
Yep...they make matching aprons in little girl's sizes. So cute!!!
And not to leave anyone out, they even make men's aprons...
This one cracks me up!!! I would love to see Den Farlow rock this!
What I love about Flirty Aprons is they are all about empowering women in the kitchen. The company was started by two couples who were friends and had an idea and the passion to implement it. They truly beleive in their company and the products they sell. You can tell by the quality of their products and the excellent customer service that they give!
Because they believe that each woman should be the goddess of her own kitchen, they are having a contest!

Flirty Aprons is offering readers a 20% discount on their order.
BB20= 20% off purchase an apron at the discount and enter to win the contest! Purchase your apron using the discount code and then post a video on YouTube about Flirty Aprons and show your creative way of destroying an old apron!! How fun is this!!!

Top 10 most creative readers videos (picked by Flirty Aprons) will receive a full refund of the Flirty Apron purchase price.  The #1 most creative will receive a full refund plus a $100 Visa gift card.
The contest will end on September 10th at midnight Pacific Time,
YouTube videos need to have Flirty Aprons in the title and that the contestants can email their video links to by the deadline.

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