The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide: #HolidayHustle

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Tis the season to count your blessings and to spread some holiday cheer! If you have some family members on your shopping list that you still need to shop for, don’t fret! Audrey and I created a list of our favorite finds so you don’t have to worry about searching for this year’s top picks! Enjoy!

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Photos: Celebrity Families Attend Premiere Of The Peanuts Movie

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Celebrity parents flocked to Westwood this weekend to celebrate the premiere of The Peanuts Movie.  It’s so fun that a whole new generation will be introduced to these beloved animated characters!

Above: Tia Mowry and her husband, actor Cory Hardrict, brought out their son Cree to enjoy the movie.

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Allerbling Raises Awareness For Your Child’s Food Allergies And Looks Great

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Founded by concerned parents with a child that has allergies, the AllerblingTM wristband is a unique medical ID bracelet, which is customizable by you, at any time, based on your child’s changing food allergic conditions.

Founders Hsinhan and Qunli Wu had there son Derek tested for allergies after little Derek’s projectile vomiting of cow’s milk and a skin rash after eating eggs and certain snacks. After a barrage of tests, it was found that Derek was allergic to eggs and peanuts, among other things. After doing some research, they learned that a peanut allergy is one of the most severe food allergies. From that moment on, they examined every label on every food package and trained Derek to ask if food given to him contained peanuts.

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The EpiPen became a necessary accomplice. There were many big questions that would have to be answered.  Could we find a preschool that cared or were food allergy aware?  What if there was a substitute teacher?  Could he ever go to a friend’s house for a playdate?  To birthday parties?  To the play ground?  When we traveled away from home. After some brainstorming, they came up with a solution!

Allerbling was born!

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Allerbling is a visual educational tool and a conversation piece that has the potential to save children’s lives by raising awareness of a child’s food allergies. Allerbling is cute and approachable, so kids will want to wear it. Yet it is clearly marked as a medical product for children’s caregivers. It displays the iconic symbols of the food products that are risky to the children, so their teachers and caregivers can be constantly reminded at a glance. We believe the Allerbling wristband will help young children, ages three and up; as they learn to read and talk about the ingredients in the food they eat; and what is not safe for them. It is a product that reduces children’s health risk and that is no child’s play!

This is so amazingly perfect. Make it known your child has allergies but make it look great so they don’t feel funny about it! They probably will even love wearing it, like my daughter does!! It’s a great idea that’s a long time coming with more and more children seemingly having allergies. I can’t say enough about the design and the overall thought and consideration that went into this.

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I’m sure you have questions…and they have answers! Makes a lot of sense once you take a look at it.

I think all parents that have children with allergies can appreciate this and really should consider giving it a shot. As parents, we want our children to be safe. When your child is in school, on playdates, in summer camp, or just hanging out at the playground, Allerbling can be your silent partner that informs and reminds others about your children’s food allergic condition.

AllerblingTM… raising awareness of children’s food allergies…one wrist at a time.

To find out more about Allerbling, please be sure to visit:

*Babyrazzi LLC received product samples for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

Take Bic’s “Fight For Your Write” Pledge To Save Handwriting #BICFightForYourWrite

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BIC® Mechanical Pencils have been helping kids reach their potential for over 30 years and we want to celebrate, baby! Our family LOVES to write with pencils (I think you know why), and what better pencil is there than a Bic Mechanical Pencil!Join us this year as we celebrate 30 years of success!

Why does our family love these pencils more than anything else. How about that they are just so easy-to-use. Maybe because it’s super neat and clean…no sawdust here! Perhaps most importan, I really think that when you write something down, it makes a bigger impact on a person and their brains then just reading alone or typing on a keyboard. There’s just something to it, it’s always been, and will hopefully always be. Because when kids write, things click!

It’s because of my love and belief in writing, even in our tech-filled age, that I’m asking you to join the BIC Fight For Your Write mission to save handwriting by writing with BIC Mechanical Pencils! It’s so easy…just visit BICFightForYourWrite.com and sign the pledge to save handwriting*, then share the badge to tell your friends to do the same to support the cause! You can WIN a $1,200 BIC Prize Pack to help them write more at home!!!

 

So far, there’s more than 68K pledges…hello!!!

Here’s a little bit about the mission and why it’s just so important:

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write. Writing is an important vehicle for communication because it distinguishes us and promotes individuality. Did you know that writing is also a critical learning tool for children? Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Together we want to show children just how great writing can be… and how great they can be!

  • Improves Cognitive Development
  • Builds Self-Confidence
  • Betters School Performance
  • Helps Reading Skills
  • Sparks Creativity
  • Sharpens Critical Thinking Skills

I know that for my family, it’s pretty simple. We all retain everything so much better when we write it down. It also inspires us to do more and be more creative, too! I mean, handwriting engages 14 different abilities! What else can you think of that does that? Take a look:

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In case you weren’t sure how many ways you can get all of these awesome benefits for yourself and your family, BIC Mechanical Pencils come in SO MANY colors, styles, and feels. Check them out:

  • Xtra-Strong

o   Break-resistant leads

o   Perfect for students

  • Xtra-Shine

o   Shiny, light-reflecting design

o   1 BIC® Pencil = 2 ½ wood case pencils

  • Xtra-Sparkle

o   Sparkly, fun designs

o   1 BIC® Pencil = 2 ½ wood case pencils

  • Xtra-Life

o   1 BIC® Pencil = 2 ½ wood case pencils

o   Smooth writing, lead erases cleanly

  • Xtra-Precision

o   Precise, sharp and clean lines

o   Supports neat penmanship

  • Xtra-Comfort

o   Comfortable soft grip

o   1 BIC® Pencil = 2 ½ wood case pencils

  • Xtra-Craze

o   Intense Designs

o   Strong Leads

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So much to choose from!!! To find out more about BIC, please check out:

Compensation was provided by BIC via MomTrends Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of BIC or MomTrends Media

*No Purch Nec., U.S. only, 18+. Ends 9/14/2015. For details and full rules visit bicfightforyourwrite.com