ELPH Band Giveaway

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Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event! Main Street Mama is happy to have teamed up with Mom PoweredMedia, ELPH Band, and a fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween!
Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Sponsored by: ELPH Band

The ELPH Band is a link to your identifying information, such as your address, parent or guardian cell phone numbers and any other information you think is necessary, including medical conditions or drug allergies your child may have. Whether you’re traveling to a theme park, zoo, park, a crowded festival or even the mall, the ELPH Band can help find your child in the event he/she gets separated from you. It only takes one second for a child to disappear out of your site.

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The ELPH band is a non-toxic, durable, silicone wristband. It provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification with clear instructions directly on the band. It’s easy to use with options to dial in or scan the QR code. ELPH Band does not put personal information, such as the child’s name or phone number where people can see it when it isn’t needed.

What does ELPH stand for? Easy Lookup to Phone Home

If your child get’s separated from you, all your child needs to do is show an adult his/her ELPH band. That adult can then call the 800# or scan the QR code to get in touch with you to reunite your child with you! It’s that simple!

Once the QR code is scanned on a smartphone, a screen similar to the one below will pop up for them to get in touch with you.

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To set up your ELPH band you will register it on a computer, or by scanning the QR code yourself and setting it up via your smartphone. Just a few simple questions and you will be registered. Once completed, you will get a text and email alert letting you know the account profile is active, and to verify the information has been entered correctly.

ELPH Bands are available in 3 sizes: Toddler (up to 5.75 inches), Child (up to 6.5 inches), and Adult (up to 7.5 inches). They are also available in two colors, Navy or Pink.

Buy it: ELPH Bands are $19.99 each and they come with 1 year of service. You can purchase here. After 1 year of service, you can renew your service with ELPH Band.

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Now for the Giveaway!
TWO Lucky Readers will win an ELPH band of their choice, as well as a $125 Target Gift Card.
Giveaway is open to US Residents, void where prohibited.
Must be 18+.
Only one entrant per household, per address.
Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Giveaway ends October 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Disclosure: Main Street Mama not compensated for this posting. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. Main Street Mama is not responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment. Only one entrant per household, per address may enter. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond in a timely manner, a new winner will be chosen and you will forfeit your prize. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions about this event or would like to see your event hosted by Mom Powered Media, please email Darci@MomPoweredMedia.com

Jessica’s Natural Foods Review & Giveaway

Main Street Mama is please to be working with Momma Lew’s Blog

As a mom who loves to take ideas and put them to work in the kitchen, it is so wonderful to see Jessica’s Natural Foods come to fruition!  Jessica has a gluten-intolerant family member and as many of us know, finding gluten-free products that are delicious was almost impossible until recently.  Jessica’s Natural Foods mission is to create great tasting, gluten-free granola with all-natural, high-quality ingredients.

In the last few months I have started eating gluten-free and I have quite a few close friends & family who eat gluten-free as well.  I am fully aware of the lack of tasty products and the high cost of many of these items.  I was really excited that Jessica’s Natural Foods sent me a sampler pack of their products to review.  They all sounded so delicious!  My husband is a huge fan of pecans, so the first one he wanted to rip open was the Pecan Almond.  The first thing you smelt when  you ripped open the bag was the delicious aroma of fresh pecans.  I eat a lot of nut products and NEVER have I smelt pecans like this.  The only other time?  When my sister-in-law sent us pecans straight from her tree.  Jessica uses cherries straight from her home state of Michigan in her Almond Cherry.

I personally love cereals and granola, so I have tasted many brands.  I really think this was by far one of the tastiest.  Every bite was crunchy, nothing tasted stale, which I find is a problem many times with granola.  You tasted nothing but high-quality ingredients.  Our granola was delicious in some almond milk!

 

So, what are some yummy ways to enjoy Jessica’s Natural Granola?  Check out all of the delicious recipes!  And if you have never heard of this delicious brand, you can; find the store closest to you!  It looks like Jessica’s Natural Foods is sold at the Whole Foods I shop at!  I really think these products are priced really well too compared to other granola products I have bought in the past. Jessica’s web special is Buy 6 bags and get 2 FREE.  This comes out to around $5.25 per each 12oz bag. I really do not think you can find anything cheaper than that for ALL-NATURAL ingredients
Jessica’s Natural Foods is going to giveaway 1 pouch of each granola flavor to 1 lucky reader!  Giveaway is open to US residence, 18+ up.  Enter via the rafflecopter below!
Good luck!

SnackTaxi Review & Giveaway Just In Time For Earth Day

Just in Time for Earth Day Main Street Mama is pleased to once again be working with Momma Lew on this SnackTaxi Giveaway!

SnackTaxi Review & Giveaway!
Hosted by:  Momma Lew’s Blog

It’s amazing how much waste you create when you have little kids.  I probably go through a box of plastic snack bags a month, between snacks and lunches.  Buying snacks while you are out on the run can be not only costly, but unhealthy as well.  I was recently asked by SnackTaxi to do a review of their reusable sandwich sacs.  SnackTaxi is a great solution to bring to work, school, and while traveling.

I loved my Sandwich Sacks!!  First of all, they are handmade in Massachusetts.  How rare is it to find an item that is handmade in the good ole US of A?    They are machine washable and free of lead, phtalates and BPA.

 

We used our SnackTaxi this weekend while we were out for the day.  I filled it up with some pretzels for my daughter.  I couldn’t believe how much it held and how well the velcro worked, so nothing fell out.

 

And look how well a sandwich works!

Do you or your children have food allergies??  Check out how awesome these specially labeled Gluten Free & Nut Free SnackTaxi’s are!  Or you could create your own unique Make Your Own SnackTaxi’s!

Why should you use a SnackTaxi;?  Well did you know that every single day we add 20 million plastic bags to landfills in the US alone?  For every SnackTaxi you use,  you are keeping as little as 1,000 plastic bags out of landfills.

You can order your SnackTaxi’s from their website – www.snacktaxi.com; or you could find a retail location in your area.

SnackTaxi  is giving one lucky winner their own Sandwich Sack!
The Giveaway is for those 18+ and is open to the US & Canada!

 

**Disclaimer: Main Street Mama received no compensation for this review/giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Boogie Wipes Review and Giveaway

Main Street Mama is pleased to once again team up with Momma Lew
Boogie Wipes Review & Giveaway!
 
 

Have you ever heard of Boogie Wipes?  I first heard of them when my son was an infant.  A friend had them and said they were the greatest.  Then my son got his first cold and I figured what the heck, I’ll give them a try.  They are amazing!  Boogie Wipes recently sent me a few of their products to try and out  and review.  I have never used anything but the Grape flavor, so I was interested to see what the others were like.

You know those moments where your child has a runny nose, you need to wipe it and they just run away?  You end up half wiping their nose and half smearing it across their face.  Now your kid no longer has a yucky nose, but a face full of dried boogers.  Yea, gross.  Well that’s where Boogie Wipes comes in.  Boogie Wipes are made of saline, which helps to dissolve mucus, aka: boogies.  It doesn’t take lots of wiping  to get the job done.  One swipe and you have a nice, clean face.  A regular baby wipe I have found just doesn’t do this type of job.  They’re great for keeping noses from getting all chapped and red too!

They aren’t just for little kids either!  I personally LOVE having Boogie Wipes on hand when I am sick.  I have found that they are wonderful for a stuffy nose.  I love how they smell too!  The pack is small enough where it fits perfectly in diaper bags, purses & backpacks.

 

Boogie Wipes are:

 

  • Made with natural saline to dissolve mucus
  • Great for the common cold & allergies
  • Extra Soft
  • Alcohol, phthalate & paraben free
  • Available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol & Simply Unscented
  • Pediatrician recommended

 

What’s new with Boogie Wipes??

 

  • Join the Boogie Bunch for a coupon for your own pack!
  • Take the Boogie Wipes Pledge  to win 1 of 1,000 Save Your Sleeve Kits
  • New Boogie Wipes 45 count packs of Fresh scent are available at Target stores!  90 count canisters are available in most major retailers like Target, Walmart and BabiesRUs!  The newest Boogie Wipes product is Boogie Blasters in Cotton Candy scent
  • Are you a teacher???  Boogie Wipes are perfect for the classroom!  The kit contains 2 – 90 count canisters in Grape & Fresh Scent, 2 – 30 count packs in Grape & Fresh Scent, 1 classroom poster, 50 samples and 50 boogie coupons.  Available exclusively for schools, daycares, and professional facilities.  Please visit LittleBusyBodies.com for purchase information! 

 

Enter to win 2 30-count Packs of Boogie Wipes!  18+ older and open to US, Canada & Australia! 

 

**Disclaimer Main Street Mama was not financially compensated for this post nor are we responsible for prize fulfillment. We love Boogie Wipes in our house and carry them wherever we go!


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Earth Day Round Up Westchester & Bronx FUN Events

Main Street Mama is pleased to have a guest blog from Angela Seda-Porcelli from @mommytobeeny

 

 

This year the Earth Day theme is ‘The Face of Climate Change’ as we celebrate the 43rd anniversary by encouraging people to join in the next “billion acts of green” across the world. Join us at these local Bronx and Westchester Earth Day events:

Earth Day Westchester 2013 at Kensico Dam, Valhalla
Friday April 19 from 10am-4pm
Kensico Dam Plaza, at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway
Free event – there will be exhibits, bands, prizes, awards and a farmer’s market!
http://parks.westchestergov.com/featured-events/earthday-2013

Flags and Kites Day at Wave Hill, Bronx
Saturday, April 20 10am-1pm
Showing children how to make simple kites and flags to celebrate Earth Day from plastic bottles.
http://www.wavehill.org/events/family-art-project-flags-and-kites-each-daybanderas-y-carretas-por-el-dia-de-la-tierra/

Westchester’s Ridge Hill Family Bike Day, Yonkers
Sunday April 21
10am–12pm (location: Town Square) Register for Family Bike Day. The first 100 kids who register get a free t-shirt! Meet at Town Square.
10am–12pm (location: Market Street) Free bike lessons from pro-cyclists. The pros will also help with bike sizing and teach kids hand signals and the rules of the road.
12- 1pm (Location: Market Street) Kids bike sprints grouped by age: 5-6; 7-8; 9-10. Kids can win medals too.
10am–2pm (Location: Town Square) Free helmet fittings and bike adjustments from REI
You can also donate your old bike and meet Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano who is collecting bikes for the needy.
http://westchestersridgehill.com/event/westchesters-ridge-hill-family-bike-day/2145412339

“Forever Green” program at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Sunday April 21 10am–1pm (rain or shine)
Registration begins at 9:30 near the track. You will be assisting with a variety of projects such as planting, weeding, and shoreline clean-up, sponsored by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York

“Kids’ Beach Exploration Program” at Orchard Beach, Bronx
Sunday April 21 at 1pm.
Work with park rangers to learn and explore the nature, meet at Section 2.

Earth Day Celebration at Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
Sunday April 21 1-3:30PM
Spruce up their grounds, prepare garden beds, clear trails and more. Learn about sustainability practices from naturalist staff. Free visit to the Animal Museum for all Earth Day volunteers.
Call 914-723-3470 to reserve your spot.
http://www.greenburghnaturecenter.org

Earth Day Poster Contest by Main Street Pediatric Dentistry, Tuckahoe
Now – Friday April 26, All entries due in the office 4/26. They will pick 3 winners of the poster contest, prizes to be announced. Posters can be free hand for younger children. Please stop by the office and pick up a template.
https://www.facebook.com/events/525028887538274/

3rd Annual Earth Day Event, White Plains
Saturday, April 27 12-4pm.
Downtown White Plains at Mamaroneck Ave.
CityofWhitePlains.com

Everyday should be Earthday!

**Thank you Angela for all this useful and great information.  Angela works for MAS Inc, and works with Sponsor Relations. Angela resides in Westchester with her husband and 2 beautiful daughters.

Rebel – Cloth The Greener Way To Cloth Diaper Giveaway

        April Monday April 22, 2013 is Earth Day

  Main Street Mama is happy to be collaborating with

Princess among Superheroes on a fantastic Green Giveaway!

rebel-cloth is a wahm company who focuses mainly on waterproof diaper covers. the reason they can claim to be the “greener way to cloth diaper” is because instead of the entire diaper getting soiled and needing to be changed each time, only the inserts need changing! i used covers when Jacob was still tiny, because prefolds are perfect for tiny booties. they also work great for bigger ones, but i veered into the land of pocket diapers never to return. i even changed all my prefolds into inserts, but it was nice testing out this diaper and getting “back to my roots”.

the packaging it came in made me giddy. a little blue box. its like the Tiffany’s of diapers. i didn’t want to open it it looked so cute. of course i had to and was surprised at the softness of not only the outer cotton, but the inner liner as well. other covers i have had had stiffer inner liners, but not this one! the snaps were easy to snap and unsnap, and not a little sticky like some are at first.

these are made from three layers…the cotton outer print,the inner pul, and the waterproof wipe clean interior. unlike other diapers where the inner lining is flush against the baby’s skin, no special detergents or cleaners are needed for these covers! they are one size from newborn to toddler, which is always an extra plus when saving money. for these covers, just place a prefold, insert, fitted, or other absorbent layer inside, and snap. when its time to change quickly and easily give the cover a quick wipe and change your liner. quick and painless.

they not only have diaper covers, but also sell tri-folds, fasteners, wraps, nursing covers, cloth wipes and bum spray! they have a truly original option on the etsy page of a custom tee shirt fitted. i LOVE this idea. if you send in your favorite tee shirt, she will up-cycle it into a fitted diaper for you! awesomesauce! lucky for me i dont own any snappis or pins, otherwise id probably be sending off every shirt we have thats child size M or bigger!

enter to win your own rebel-cloth cover today!

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** Disclaimer** Main Street Mama is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Brothers All Natural Disney Sampler Pack Fruit Crisps Giveaway

Welcome to the Brothers-All-Natural Giveaway!

Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy and Sponsored by Brothers-All-Natural

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“Brothers-All-Natural is proud to provide America with a healthy snack option, made from 100% fruit with no additives of any kind. Fruit Crisps are truly one of the best healthy snacks for kids and adults in the market today.”

One winner will receive the Disney Sampler Pack Fruit Crisps sampler pack

You can learn more about these delicious and all natural snacks and discover a coupon code for the Brothers-All-Natural website on Miss Frugal Mommy’s Review

Main Man has always loved these fruit crisps they have been a long standing snack in our house since he was around one years old. Brothers All Natural Disney Fruit Crisps are a great alternative to traditional sugar sticky fruit snacks and are packaged with everyones favorite Disney characters!

Enter to win in the Rafflecopter below, all entries will be verified, giveaway is open to the the US only.

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Disclosure: Miss Frugal Mommy and Main Street Mama are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Miss Frugal Mommy received a product for free in exchange for her honest review. I was not compensated for this post. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Fruit.0 No Fuss Just Fruit


Once again Main Street Mama is pleased to team up with Tracee from Five Lil Bass In Tow to find out what she thought about this great new product Fruit.0 all the benefits of Fruit with no Fuss!
Do you enjoy Mangos? Pineapples? Pears? I know how hard it is to get your daily need for fruit. Being a full time working mom I do not worry about myself very much. Especially when it come to what I eat. If during my busy day I even remember to stop and eat. So these are the perfect product. Running late, again? Throw one of these neat pouches in your purse, in your diaper bag or even your briefcase. each pouch gives you 80% of your daily needed vitamin C. Both kinds of pouches are 100% fruit! There are no sugars or additives in them. Even the babies loves them! Plus another great thing about these is if you are watching your weight but need to have a nice snack, these are perfect! Check it out, only 100 calories each. Just unscrew the top and squeeze! Tracee says that her 16 year old daughter will go to feed one to the baby and she will catch her snackin on Fruit.0 too. Yes, they are that good. I am truly loving finding all these new products that are actually good for you!

Not a big fan or those fruits? Try the Berries and Bananas flavor. A little something for everyone!

Her oldest daughters favorite was the Berries and Bananas! Her son’s mostly went for the Mango. Maybe it’s a boy thing. We loved them. Great for all ages!!
About Them
Like any busy professionals with demanding jobs, we spend loooong hours camped in our offices with fewer and fewer breaks for proper meals. Of course, vending machines full of candies and jars stuffed with cookies were always around to silence a hungry stomach. The office kitchen would also have some fruit but no one knew when it was brought in and the brown spots on the apple were less reassuring. Our wish was simple. Why can’t we have a healthy alternative snack that tastes good, that is full of nutrition and is prepared in a way that’s easy to carry and enjoy whenever, wherever we needed it? The answer was fruit.0! A delicious, organic fruit snack with none of the artificial stuff. We absolutely enjoy these snacks and we hope you do as well.
Lars and Mike
check them out on their website ; facebook
Each box of 10 is $24.99. You can purchase from their website or from Amazon.com
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Five Lil Bass In Tow or Main Street Mama were not monetarily compensated for this review. Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent 2 boxes to try and post my honest review.

Sometimes..You Just Need Husband And Wife Time Together

Sometimes we need to step away from being mommy and daddy and have husband and wife time together. Yes I said that!  As many of you know our lives revolves around our main man, he is our heart our soul and our everything! With that being said, his father and I do need quality time together so we can be who we are for him.

Husband and Wife Time Together

Husband and Wife Time Together

Three years ago we started going away twice yearly (at least we try to) with two other couples to Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts , home of the LAND OF LOVE. Cove Haven has three different  all inclusive Resorts to choose from all within a two hour drive from door to door. This past weekend was our weekend to get away from the daily chores of housework , the real world everyday chaos to enjoy our husband and wife time together. We started our weekend getaway last Friday in the early afternoon with a trip to Carlos Bakery in Ridgewood, NJ. What romantic getaway would be complete without some sweet treats and a little something to celebrate our friends anniversary.

It is important in every relationship to cherish the little things that you have, that being conversation, laughter, friendships and intimate time together. Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts offers us that and so much more. We like to arrive early on Friday as there is always an array of “couple” themed activities. We enjoyed some cocktails  played some trivia games in the bar area and actually were able to have a conversation that was not interrupted. We spent some time in our rooms before meeting our friends for dinner, for us the weekend is not just about husband and wife time together. It is also about adult time! We enjoy going away with other adult couples, spending time together , being able to drop the occasional F bomb without having to cover it up and laughing until your cheeks hurt.

Our room of choice which we love and request each time we go any of the Cove Haven Resorts “Garden of Eden Apple Suite” cozy and private with no windows. This room has a heart shaped whirlpool, heated swimming pool and dry sauna. Let’s not forget the fire place, for us it makes the nights more romantic to have the gaze of the fire right in your bedroom.

During the days there are always fun activities to participate in such as the XXX Newlywed Game, always a favorite with us. We enjoy watching the show and always say next time we to will get on stage. This trip we even decided to play it in our rooms later that night. Belly laughs were had by all as we listened and learned from everyones answers. Definitely a game to play with open minds and lots of adult beverages!

If you visit the land of love without friends, need not worry the days are fun-filled with activities and the night life consists of  bands, comedians or magicians. Everyone is friendly and it is easy to strike a conversation since everyone is so relaxed and focused on a good time.

Forever Lovers

Forever Lovers

 

 

We all look forward to dining without having to worry about spills, although it would not be a meal without them. Our favorite meal of the weekend is Saturday night “Strip” Night a steak dinner with all the trimmings. Sunday morning breakfast  is always enjoyed as we sit with each other laugh about the previous evenings antics and plan our next getaway as Forever Lovers to the Land of Love after all Love Lives Here!

 

 

Wether you choose Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts as your getaway spot or another destination. Remember this, you were husband and wife before you were daddy and mommy and it will make you both better parents to have husband and wife time together!

Husband and Wife Night 2

Husband and Wife Night 2

**Disclosure I was in no way compensated for this post other then by my husband with a great spa massage during our stay, which only relaxed me even more! Main Street Mama’s advice is to plan your husband and wife time together NOW!

Valentines Day Another Day to Make A Memory

With today being Valentines Day today like any other is another day to make a memory, YET this day I feel makes more memories then we realize.  Valentines Day is a day that teaches little boys early how to treat women and also gives families another reason to celebrate our love for each other.

As I have written time and time again I love themes, parties and any excuse to make a memory. Valentines Day allows all of that and more. I am not speaking of the commercialism of the holiday, I am speaking of time to tell each other you love them. It is also an opportunity to take the time to do something special for your special someone be it friend, teacher, babysitter, or lover!

Main Man has been excited since we ordered POKEMON valentines months ago for his friends, and was relived when I said it was time to FINALLY open them. My son has taken deep pride this year in his valentines and his writing is very clear in addressing them and signing his name. He even made sure to include his best buds with who he does not go to school with and friends who are not in his class along with special chocolates for them as well. He is learning early and I am one proud mama.

POKEMON Valentines and Treats

In our house we celebrate  valentines day with a family dinner that we choose together. This year we have  all chosen pizza since I have to work and it is something we all like. (Friday night I will surprise my big main man with homemade white clam sauce). Big Man is usually on dessert duty and I am curious as to what he will come home with tonight. I have prepared some chocolate covered strawberries which is always a family favorite.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries a Family Favorite

I am a firm believer that a gift should be given that comes from the heart so I took direction from little love as to what he wanted to give his cousins, grandmother, and aunt for valentines day. He asked me to get his cousin Sammi a build a bear gift card, mind you Sammi is almost 17 so I think there is a slight hidden agenda there. Although she did tell him that they could go together if she ever got one. He asked me to take him to get Grandma a cookbook because she cooks for him and should be a chef. He said for his cousin Meira we should get her a bigger closet and more places to hang her clothes so she can respect her room.  He suggested we get everyone chocolate. Nicholas was quick to remind me that I should get  dark chocolate for grandma because that is what she likes.  I was sure to make a visit to 5th Avenue Chocolate Works for some homemade goodies for everyone.

Homemade Chocolate from 5th Avenue for Meira

When its time to exchange our valentines I look forward to everyones smiles of joy as they open there gifts from main man. Main Man has told me that I  am his valentine and he had been shopping with Daddy but it is a big secret! All I keep saying is he is all I want and he makes everyday valentines day.

Build A Bear For Nicholas & Sammi

Gifts for our Babysitter complete with MANI/PEDI

 

KIDZ BOP 23 For Nicholas

 

New memories will be made today from the moment we wake up and so the memory making begins.

Main Street Mama hopes that you and your family have a happy valentines day and make wonderful memories together!