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BELLI Skincare for Post Partum Acne

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This Wednesday, July 17th is Bump Day, a day to celebrate bumps around the world and generate awareness of the risks facing moms and babies who need vital care.

In honor of this celebration, Belli Skincare is offering 25% off all of their pregnancy safe skincare products on BelliSkincare.com.

BELLI is an award winning OB/GYN + Dermatologist recommended skincare line and has been cleansing, clearing, conditioning, preventing, firming, protecting, repairing and renewing skin since 2002.

Developed by skincare experts, Belli is devoted to all women’s skincare needs, including pregnancy and nursing moms. From hormonal pregnancy, acne, dry or itchy skin to preventing and repairing stretch marks, Belli has you covered in the safest way possible.

Belli products are vegan, made with plant based ingredients, cruelty free, and do not contain any artificial dyes, fragrances, harmful chemicals, preservatives, paragons, gluten or phthalates.

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Belli products were on my list of must-haves during my pregnancy. My Facebook memories popped up a photo of my first trimester today. I remember the throwing up and the acne! But Belli products were so helpful in reducing redness, and clearing pimples fast. The thing is, your body goes through so much and you are not allowed to use a lot of products when you are pregnant. So I didn’t know this could hurt the baby – all I knew was no sushi. I later found out that beauty products were on the list too! Along with soft-serve ice cream and soft drink machines for the fear of mold. By the way, each time I take a napkin and wipe the nozzle of those soda dispensers… 10/10 times there is mold.

 

So even though I am postpartum now, I still drink from bottles.  BELLI is something I will continue using as I am nursing Niko now at 6 months post partum!

 

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Kid Proof: Spill Proof Your Car and Home

He might not wear a cape, or have secret superpowers, but dad is the ultimate superhero when it’s time to save the day from little messes. Take Cory Listner for example, this dad and chemical engineer saved the family ride from more spilled milkshake coming up with a genius way to keep the car clean while protecting the health of his children.

He founded Caprock Products with the invention of Kid Proof, the fabric protectant that uses nanotechnology to safely seal fabrics and leather from food and liquid spills.

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Why we love Kid Proof:

  • Doesn’t use fluorocarbons, acetone, or naphtha so all of your family members – the two-legged and four-legged – are safe from toxic chemicals.
  • Nanotechnology-based ingredients actually bond to the fabric or leather creating an impermeable barrier.
  • No matter how hectic family life gets, you can apply once and know it’s always working.
  • Spills don’t just happen in the car. Remember to use Kid Proof on your household upholstery and carpets too!

About Caprock Products LLC:

Father and husband Cory Listner is the founder and president of Caprock Products LLC. It was one incident in particular that put this chemical engineer in a new line of work in 2018 as he discovered day-old strawberry milkshake spilled in his car. He researched nanotechnology and how to get a hydrophobic material into water and thus Caprock’s first product, Kid Proof Fabric Protectant, was born. To prove it worked, he recreated the strawberry milkshake incident in his back seat. Aside from multiple hobbies and volunteering for various organizations, including Boy Scouts as a Cub Master, Listner holds a degree in chemical engineering from The University of Illinois at Chicago and will be graduating in August with his MBA from Texas Tech University. For more information, visit https://caprockproducts.com/.

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This Bath Bomb is #1 in gifts on Amazon month after month–perfect for Mother’s Day!

No one doesn’t enjoy the nice romantic and lovely bathing time. One of my favorite things at the weekend is to have a warm bathing alone with some good music. But one thing is so important to my bathing routine – a good bath bomb!

I want to introduce you to Lifearound2angels, the all-natural bath bomb that has become a gift giving phenomenon rising to #1 on the Amazon gift list with over 4,000 customer reviews and 4.9 out of 5 stars. It is very beautiful and affordable, just $27 for a perfectly packed set of 12.  Or purchase one in the cutest packaging for just $4.

Made with love and passion, Lifearound2angels isn’t just another Bath Bomb. Founder and Mother of 2 Ningzi, was on a mission to make bathtime fun and healthy for her 2 angels.  She found that many of the Bath Bombs on the market contained chemicals and unhealthy ingredients. Her recipe contains all natural ingredients including Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Olive oil, Coconut Oil, Epson Salt and Kaoling clay that are gentle for all skin types and easily absorbed to leave skin silky soft.  Give these stunning gems as a gift or treat yourself to a little “me-time”.

Read what people are saying:

“These are my favorite bath bombs. They smell great. The have a lot of fizz.”

“Unique product, hand made, smells wonderful!!! Worth every cent!”

“I received it right away and couldn’t wait to use it. It smelled so wonderful. I love them! Can’t wait to use another one.”

“I was looking for a high quality bath bomb that didn’t break the bank. This product delivers! Why pay $7 for mass produced plastic wrapped bath bomb at Target when you can get these beautifully handmade ones? Bonus – each is wrapped in tissue paper rather than plastic and each is labeled with its own unique scent. These are also gentle to the skin. Will buy again!”

More about these incredible handcrafted Bath Bombs:

  • Truly made in California, USA freshly with premium USA natural ingredients – fizzes with colors, will not stain your tub!
  • Therapeutic and Moisturizing bath bombs, formulated for Normal/Dry skin
  • Developed and Created by a bath bomb company with passion
  • Available in a wide range of colors and amazing fragrances like Kumquat, watermelon, Tart green apples, Cantaloupe, Honeydew melon, Mandarin, Mexican lime and tangerine
  • Just fill your bathtub with warm water, drop in the Bath Bomb and lay back, enjoy and relax!
  • Improved recipe of Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Olive oil, Coconut Oil, Epson Salt, Kaoling clay, a touch of fragrance, cosmetic skin safe colorants and some topped with flower petals and glitters. The ingredients in these bath bombs work together to soften water. The butter and oils are perfect for all skin types and is easily absorbed to leave skin soft.

About Lifearound2angels:

It all began with a mom simply trying to make some fun bath bombs for her 2 girls without the harsh and unknown ingredients other stores offer. Her girls take bath everyday and they won’t go to bed unless they have their fun bath time.
Then she tried to sell her bath bombs online, not sure if anybody would like them. Before she knew it, there were tons people supporting her and loving her creations. Many have told her they broke up with LUSH because they tried her bath bombs =p That was her biggest assurance and motivation.

The Company

simple goal – ‘We Do What Is Right’

At Lifearound2angels, everything is done with the idea of ‘Do the right thing, do what is right for everyone’.
Today, their products are the best sellers in many markets, but everything is still made as if it was the very first time she made them for her 2 girls.

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Outdoor Summer Fun for Babies and Kids with Starlux and bbluv

bblüv and Starlux Games have everything you need for all day activities that keep babies, toddlers, and kids happy and engaged

 

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As summer comes along, parents want safe, engaging ways to keep kids outdoors and playing. With younger children, safety is the paramount concern, and with older kids, it’s about finding ways to have fun that don’t involve a screen!

 

bblüv and Starlux Games have the latest and greatest ways to make sure that this is the summer of getting dirty, playing hard and creating good memories for everyone from the littlest one to Grandma!

 

Babies and toddlers are safe with bblüv products

 

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The bblüv Nidö Mini is a 2 in 1 play tent with full UVA / UVB protection, that keeps baby safe from harsh rays, wind and sand at the beach, or just when hanging out on vacation with the family. The comfortable removable mat helps baby catch a nap wherever they are, and the canopy with retractable mesh keeps the sun and bugs at bay.

 

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The Arenä is a pop up beach pool that can help little ones stay cool on a hot day, while keeping them safe and out of the waves. With its instant set up and durable waterproof fabric, this little paddling pool will keep them entertained for ages.

 

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The Sunkitö pop up tent helps bigger kids take a break from the sun, sand, wind and mosquitoes. With full 50+ SPF protection, netting that can be fully opened and a quick pop up system for easy set up, this is the perfect accessory for a beach vacation. No missed naps, no whining!

 

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The Näj neoprene swim vest helps kids stay warm, even when the water isn’t bathtub temperature, while they learn to swim! Available in Aqua or Grey, this swim vest comes with eight removable floats, to gradually reduce buoyancy as the child learns. With full 50+ SPF sun protection and a safety strap to keep the vest in place, little ones can take their first paddles in safety and comfort.

 

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These flexible water shoes, Shoöz, keep little feet protected at the pool, on the beach or by the lake. With non-slip soles that protect from rocks, shells, hot sand and more, these easy to put on shoes have the added bonus that they float. No chance of losing them! Available in Aqua or Grey for kids 1-4 years old, these are a fun accessory that the kids won’t mind wearing at all!

 

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Sölar are the perfect baby and toddler sunglasses: made to last! With ultra flexible frames, full UV protection and polarized lenses for added clarity, these sunglasses are a must have for days by the water. Available in Aqua, Lime or Pink, parents love them because they’re durable and reversible but kids will love them because they’re cool!

Kids of all ages (and even mom and dad) can enjoy outdoor games from Starlux

For anyone who has ever been to camp, games like Capture the Flag were a staple of everyday play. Starlux Games has created games that are best played at dusk, with fabulous glow-in-the-dark accessories to add a fun twist to an old favorite.

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Capture the Flag REDUX — This game for ages 8+ can accommodate up to 20 players for an hour or more of energy burning fun! With 12 alternate ways to play, glow bracelets, jail markers and glowing orbs to use as the flags, getting a group together from some serious outdoor fun will be easy!

 

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Glow in the Dark Swimming Pool Games — Who says a pool is only good for fun in the daytime? 10 different games in one kit, complete with glowing accessories to add a thrill to the fun. Whether to up the level of the pool party or just because it’s a Tuesday, these games will allow family and friends to get more use out of the pool this season, and less time spent staring at a screen!

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Glow Battle — Whether a Star Wars like battle scene is the goal, or perhaps a game of Gladiators, the Glow Battle games will help kids of all ages ten ways to work as a team, use strategy, and build their wits all while having a tremendous amount of fun! Suddenly, a slumber party becomes an activity filled night that will have everyone sleeping soundly later on!

There’s something for every age and stage to add to the summer fun, all while being safe and enjoying the great outdoors!

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First Time Mom – Baby Wearing Using a Wrap

So many new things to learn as a new mom and this officially marks the end of my fourth trimester! Having Niko has been amazing and learning so much with him has given me the confidence to be a good mom.  One of the best things for Niko and I is babywearing. Babywearing reduces crying by 40% and is way easier than just carrying the baby. So I really took it upon myself to learn all about babywearing.

The first type of wearing I did was with the traditional wrap style. It is a bit intimidating in the beginning with this super long cloth and how it works but if you practice a few times and you can get it right. There are 3 main types I tried so far and here are some insider tips I didn’t find anywhere on Pinterest or IG but only in doing it myself.

There are so many brands and price and designs out there but for the sake of this post, the JERSEY one I used is the Cuddly Wrap – Made in Canada. It is 100% organic cotton but it does have some stretch to it. It is longer than the Moby and it is a bit harder to go around and around your waist. But the stretch helps it keep the baby comfy.

The Cotton one I used it Moby wrap. It is thicker with not much stretch and I found this one sometimes got too hot. That when I took Niko out, my belly and his will be wet from sweat. I think Moby is the most classic one and I think the density will be great for colder days.

The Bamboo one is Beluga Baby – Made in Canada. This one is super-super stretchy and I found Niko drooping down as we walked. The trick to this one is to really stretch the fabric over your shoulder before inserting it. And to start at your chest instead of the belly like the others. I love this one for summer days since it is breathable but it is really stretchy so a lot of bounce when walking.

Wrapping is one of the fasting ways for baby to fall asleep. When we are walking Cami, Niko almost always instantly falls asleep.  I also wore him to sleep at the beginning of our co-sleeping so he won’t fall off or slide off. It worked really well and now he can sleep beside me without being on me!

Also! I tried a Ring Sling! I had it professionally sewn using a Pinterest DIY post and my own Money Fabric! I haven’t mastered the ring sling yet but more to come!

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THE ADVENTURES OF LILY HUCKLEBERRY IN SCANDINAVIA

Audrey Smit, recently published a children’s book called THE ADVENTURES OF LILY HUCKLEBERRY IN SCANDINAVIA, the first in a series (next stop is Japan), providing a strong female role model who encourages children to be brave and adventurous.

In this book, kids will learn about Scandinavian traditions such as the Midsummer celebration, with its flower crowns and maypole dancing, to historic landmarks, like the Little Mermaid of Denmark and the stunning fjords of Norway. Nordic characters like elves, vikings and the Swedish horse, Dala, appear throughout the journey, and common Scandinavian words, like “Mormor” or “Fika,” are introduced with helpful speech bubbles for proper pronunciation.

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About the Authors

Audrey Smit is the founder of This Little Street, a design company with a colorful and happy aesthetic. Audrey grew up in a small village in France and has lived all over the world. Her design inspirations are fused from these beautiful places and their people. She now lives in Berkeley with her Danish husband and their four adventurous little girls.

Jackie Knapp, who works as the Director of the Children’s Ministry in Albany, has mentored and taught kids worldwide. This is her first children’s series, inspired by a Thursday Adventure Club created for Audrey’s girls, and from her own gypsy spirit.

About This Little Street

Founded in 2017 in sunny Northern California, This Little Street is an original brand by designer Audrey Smit – a whimsical world filled with happy, colorful products and fanciful stories for children. This Little Street is also the home of Lily Huckleberry, the hero of a new book series that empowers kids to be brave, imaginative, and curious about the world. This Little Street is on a mission to make people smile more and help parents raise good little humans. For more about This Little Street, visit www.thislittlestreet.com

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