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Get Outside: Picnic with Kids

Our goal is to eat outside as often as the weather allows it.  I strive for 2-3 times a week where we dine outside as a family.  Getting outside in the fresh air and being able to play around keeps meal time fun and exciting.  Plus messes make memories.

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Nuby iMonster Two Handle Cup

One of my rules is that it is okay to get dirty.  Life is too short to worry about stains.  The look of fear when a child realizes they had an “accident” and a little bit of dinner ended up on their shirt? Not worth it.  The kids do their best and that is all that I will ever ask of them.

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I love creating experiences that they cherish.  And picnics?  Picnics are THEIR FAVORITE.  I can’t quite put my finger on it but- fresh air, playing hot lava monster, and deliciously fresh food is a win.  Toddler win. Preschooler win.  Mom win.

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Nuby now has a fabulous line of stainless steel products that help keep food cold AND fresh.  Fresh strawberries at the Zoo? Wait it takes us thirty-five minutes to get there and they NEVER want to eat when we just get there… oh there is a stainless steel container for that.  Kept my food cold for nearly six hours. SIX.

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Nuby iMonster Snack Keeper

With Raymond’s food allergies, along with the rising grocery bills(hello growth spurt) and the fact that allergy-free food costs A LOT more-the options can tend to get boring.  Hooray for entertaining snack keepers.  When Raymond was two we had an iMonster Snack Keeper and now again over two years later another one enters our lives and makes snacking fun again.  Plus it keeps the snack IN the snack keeper.

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Nuby Stainless Steel Food Jar

Fresh fabulous strawberries-Em and Raymond’s favorite. Now you have a chance to check out Nuby’s full line of feeding products. Visit Babies R Us stores to view Nuby’s full assortment of feeding products & SAVE BIG during the Babies R Us Mega-licious Mealtime SALE (3/1/16 – 3/31/16)!

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Check out the FREE Mega-licious Mealtime Event on March 12th at ALL Babies R Us stores!

Don’t let your fear of grass stains keep you inside.  Messes make memories.  Plus they grow out of clothes so fast… let them live in their clothes, truly live.

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Teething Jewelry: Bracelet

Wearable Teething Jewelry is a mom lifesaver!  Through two kids under two I wore one every time I left the house(or remembered to-mom brain) and both baby and toddler loved the smooth texture and calming effects. I loved being able to pop the Teething Bracelet off my wrist and give it to my baby and toddler alike. Nuby-Teething-Bracelet-For-Mom

Wearable Teething Jewelry

Both of them were instantly calmed with the soothing Nuby Teething Bracelet.

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The colors available are PERFECT to compliment any of your daily outfits.  The chunky teething bracelet can easily be paired with watches and other fabulous bracelets for a fun look.  I love layering jewelry on my wrists!

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Teething Trends™ Bangle Bracelet

Emma Marie wears the Nuby Teething Bracelet around the house when we do dress-up.  But note to self: teethers-all teethers- need to be used under the direct supervision of an adult. Safety before fashion. Hence why I wear bike-helmets even though they wreck havoc on my hair…

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  • Fashion with a purpose
  • Wearable teether means you always have it with you
  • Soft silicone surfaces
  • BPA FREE

Available in these colors:

  • Gray
  • Pink

Available at these retailers:

  • Walmart

 

Check out the Nuby Teething Necklace!

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*Disclaimer – I was provided a product for review as a Nuby Parent Blogger. No other compensation was received. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.

Teething Jewelry: Necklace

Wearable Teething Jewelry is a mom lifesaver!  Through two kids under two I wore one every time I left the house(or remembered to-mom brain) and both baby and toddler loved the smooth texture and calming effects.Nuby-Teething-Jewelry-For-Mom-To-Wear

Wearable Teething Jewelry

Definitely a fantastic product for those of us that want to look fashionable and are prone to having a baby on the hip.  I love how soft and chewable the texture is-PLUS the kids both loved these types of necklaces from babyhood through toddlerdom-MOM WIN.
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Emma Marie wanted to be JUST LIKE MOM for this little shoot and while it IS adorable these necklaces are NOT meant for babies or toddlers or kids of any size.  Strangulation is a real hazard- so please read the warnings on the product so that you are aware of the risks.

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Wearable Teething Jewelry

Grab a set for the next baby shower you are attending and tie it in a pretty bow on the package!  Style with a purpose- perfect for the new mom in your life!

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Teething Trends™ Large Oval Necklace

I love this teething jewelry and wore it even while pregnant with my second. I had two babies under two for a few months and teething jewelry was a lifesaver for those times that they just needed something to help cope with me while I held them for a few minutes longer in the grocery checkout line.

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  • Fashion with a purpose
  • Wearable teether means you always have it with you
  • Soft silicone surfaces
  • BPA FREE

Available in these colors:

  • Deep Purple
  • Teal
  • Gray
  • White

Available at these retailers:

  • Walmart

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*Disclaimer – I was provided a product for review as a Nuby Parent Blogger. No other compensation was received. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.

Easy Fine Motor Skills Activity in the Tub

Our love of bath time runs deep.  Seriously, we love extending learning through all activities. The Nuby Bath Time Fun Crayons help both my toddler and preschooler work on fine motor skills-completely disguised learning fun!Working on fine motor skills and writing in the bath tub with Nuby Bath Crayons.

Easy Fine Motor Skills in the Tub

My first thought when I opened up the package… after regaining my hearing from their squeals of joy… was goodness this BETTER be easy to clean.  I am ALL ABOUT messes making memories, but goodness gracious do I like my bath squeaky clean.  You will be pleased to note that they wipe off cleanly and without any extra elbow grease.

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Nuby Bath Crayons

Raymond my dear preschooler loves being able to express himself through art.  Whether that be through a sticker montage, a self-portrait on our chalkboard wall, or our new bath time crayons he is constantly creating.  My job as a parent is to just offer opportunities that he can continue to thrive and learn on his own.

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I love that Raymond is such a great role model to Emma Marie… he has helped her with her grip on the crayons and is always giving sweet compliments about her creations.  I am beyond thankful that when she proudly announces that what she just drew is a puppy(cough cough) that Raymond fully agrees and applauds her creativity.

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Emma Marie is all about shapes and puppies.  If you were to guess after she proudly turns to you to exclaim she just created the next masterpiece- 50/50 shot it is a shape(pretty recognizable) or a puppy.  50/50 shot.

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Not one of the Nuby Bath Time Fun Crayons has broken(they were dropped on our tile floor) and can easily be washed any part of the wall or tub.  Plus the crayons did not stain the towels.  Serious mom win.

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Nuby Bath Time Fun Crayons

  • 3 years +
  • 5 colorful crayons
  • Easy clean, fun colors
  • BPA FREE

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What are some ways that you promote daily creativity?

Would love to find some more ideas to up my Mom Game!

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On the Go Meals{& GIVEAWAY}

Meals must be thought out ahead of time in our house… not because I am all sorts of organized(that would be lovely). Instead it is from a whole slew of food allergies that make it almost impossible for us to eat on the go.  The list is twenty-four foods deep and not getting any smaller.  So we make it work with a large and in charge diaper bag full of necessities, because honestly no one likes a hungry preschooler(or toddler for that matter).   AND? My kids like to eat.  Luckily, they LOVE veggies, chicken, and all sorts of things I wouldn’t have thought to add into our diets that were lovely finds after being diagnosed with food allergies. On our visits to the Phoenix Zoo, that happen weekly, I bring enough food with us to feed them for six or more hours… and they usually eat every last bit of it.
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Snacks range from our Allergy-Friendly Chex Mix, fresh fruit and veggies, and their most favorite snack of all-what we like to call a “treat” for them is plain greek yogurt with fresh blueberries.  My one year old and three year old LIGHT UP when they see this snack make its way out of the diaper bag.  Of course, we need to make sure to say hi to all of the animals, run out the crazies at the pirate ship, and do our first lap before we sit down for our Zoo Picnic.  We usually stop at two spots to eat. This morning we TRIED to stay at one because Emma Marie’s favorite thing in the world(this week) is birds.  So ducks galore was her happy spot.
Feeding the Ducks
Unfortunately, as you can see in the background the geese thought the ducks were being fed by us and swam their way over… and they are definitely not the nicest.  So as the hisses started we all dashed for our other spot. Emma Marie ran the fastest… last time we saw a grown adult get attacked by one(not feeding the birds) and another get landed on while walking with a stroller.  Rowdy birds.
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Our FEAST was moved.  All hail the travel set!
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Sweet, sweet sanctuary! We found our secluded spot overlooking the lemur island and set about getting out the goodies.  Emma Marie knew EXACTLY what treat we were having for lunch when I propped that on the table.  Greek Yogurt for the win!  And Nuby is letting me give away one set to you- my fabulous readers!

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So excited that you will get to see how invaluable this gem is for daily adventures. Find out how to enter below.
Picnic at the Phoenix Zoo
Too Cool for School.
Flamingo DanceOur new activity at the zoo? Act like all of the animals! Apparently talking like them is so last week… we went around and acted like every single animal we saw.
That’s right, we.  I was hopping on one leg like the flamingos… Good times were had by all!

NUBY MEALTIME TRAVEL SET

The Nûby™ Travel Set is designed to keep your baby’s utensils and your diaper bag clean, tidy and hygienic whilst out and about. The handy travel case comes with an easy to use spoon and fork set and is perfect for mom and baby on the go.

Available at these fine retailers:

    • www.buybabydirect.com
    • www.cookieskids.com
    • www.idealbaby.com
    • www.kidslandusa.com
    • Ross Dress for Less
    • DD’s Discounts
    • Bealls
    • TJ Maxx

GIVEAWAY

 
Now YOU can know how marvelous this set is!  Nuby is giving away one set of the Mealtime Travel Set!
There are FOUR total possible entries for this giveaway.
1.  Leave a comment on the bottom of this post on why you would want to win the Nuby Mealtime Travel Set. Please include your name and email in the post so that I can contact you if you are the winner!
2.  Follow As Cute as a Bug’s Ear on Instagram and  leave a separate comment on the bottom of this post saying you did so.
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Winner will be chosen by Random.org and emailed.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends 2/27 at 5PM Mountain Standard Time.
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