Friday, October 21, 2016

The Key Elements Of A Happy Retirement

Retirement may feel like a long way away, but the years will soon roll by. As such, it’s never too early to start making preparations for when that day eventually arrives. But before taking those positive steps, you must have a goal. So what makes a happy and comfortable retirement? Let’s take a closer look. 

 Financial Stability 
 Money might not be the most important thing in the world, but you will need it to enjoy a happy retirement. Increased life expectancy means that your pensions and funds will need to last longer. Therefore, you best start saving and making smarter investments immediately. 

Body Care 
 As we grow older, we start to realize that looks aren’t actually that important. However, keeping your body in great condition is crucial. Healthy eating and light exercise will slow the effects of aging. Moreover, it can help you fight additional health problems like diabetes. 

 Without a job, you’ll suddenly have a lot more free time on your hands. At first, this will feel amazing, but you’ll soon get bored. Finding a hobby like gardening can have a telling impact on your long-term happiness. 

 Supportive Care 
 Whether we like it or not, most of us will require a little helping hand in later life. This could mean living in residential care. Or it might just mean having a worker come round to assist you with certain daily tasks. Either way, receiving the best support possible is essential. Learning more about those facilities now, and you’ll be able to make far more informed decisions.

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Snack healthy with KABRITA #review #giveaway

This product is new to me and I was excited to learn more about it.  When the box came and there were squeeze pouches, I knew that Aiden would be happy.  He loves those squeeze pouches.  And I love this one because of the health benefits.  I just told him it was a smoothie pouch and he was all in.  I don't know that he would have been as excited if he would have read that it was goat's milk, but he didn't bother to look at that part.  He loved all three of the pouches we received with his favorite being vanilla bean.  He said if it was colder and frozen it would remind him of vanilla ice cream. I tasted all three also, and my favorite was the mango peach.  It really did taste like a smoothie.  We also received the toddler formula, but I don't have anyone that young in my home so I haven't used that.  I plan to pass that on to Ondria for when Baby S is a little bigger.  I did read the package and it has wonderful health benefits for toddlers under the age of two.  If you have a toddler or a child that could use a healthy snack alternative, I suggest you check out KABRITA.  

The three pouches we received.

Tasting the banana and vanilla bean.

Thumbs up!

Will use these great coupons for some more pouches. 

Toddler formula.

A little info about KABRITA....

Why Goat Milk? Explore the Benefits of Goat Milk.

Goat milk has always been a bit of a trade secret among mommies and is known for its naturally easy to digest properties. KABRITA has harnessed the gentle benefits of goat milk into two beloved product lines, Goat Milk Formula and Goat Milk Yogurt and Fruit pouches, designed for the smallest members of your household.

Naturally easy to digest protein

Goat milk protein forms a smaller, softer, and looser curd in the gut than cow milk. And, it is degraded faster than cow milk protein.

Goat milk fat is also easy to digest

Goat milk fats are smaller than cow milk fats. And, goat milk fat contains significantly higher amounts of easier-to-digest short- and medium-chain fatty acids compared to cow milk. KABRITA's non-GMO Goat Milk Yogurt and Fruit and non-GMO Whole Goat Milk Powder are made with full-fat goat milk.

May reduce eczema, congestion, tummy troubles and more

For some children, cow milk protein may be difficult to digest and may cause mild to moderate symptoms such as colic, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, chronic congestion, recurrent ear infections, and eczema. KABRITA goat milk foods are naturally easy to digest and may be a solution for the symptoms that may be associated with cow milk sensitivity*.

Goat milk is not appropriate for children with a confirmed cow milk protein allergy (CMPA).

Tastes great

KABRITA's unique, high-quality goat milk has a mild, sweet and fresh taste. KABRITA goat milk is produced in The Netherlands, one of the leading producers of goat milk globally, and locally at America's first Non-GMO Project Verified goat milk dairy farm. All of the farms follow strict guidelines that limit or prohibit the use of antibiotics, growth hormones and exposure to pesticides. KABRITA milk tastes delicious and all KABRITA products are kid-approved!

*not for a confirmed cow milk protein allergy (CMPA)

KABRITA USA's mission is to provide the highest standard of goat milk nourishment to children, while inspiring parents and health care professionals with expert nutrition education.

Want it?  Buy it!
To learn more about KABRITA and all their products, check out their webpage.  You can also find the store nearest you. Or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube , Instagram and Pinterest.  

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One lucky mom will win one case of KABRITA Toddler Formula! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18+. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter to win! Mommy's Block Party is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please see our policies page for details.

Special thanks to my friends at KABRITA for the yummy samples and for offering this awesome giveaway. It was a pleasure to work with you!

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Post Disney wrap-up!

As you all know, we just returned from a family trip to Disney. It was nothing short of magical. I LOVE Disney and everything about it! The sites, the smells, the cast members, the magic. Here were some of our favorite moments from our trip!!

We met Baymax. Ever since we watched Big Hero Six, we have talked out how awesome it would be to hug Baymax. Well, we did it! and it was AWESOME <3

My whole family, my parents, my brother and his family, and the 5 of us had a day at Hollywood Studios where the Force was most definitely with us!!!!

My kiddos built there own Lightsabers! (Think Master B's is big enough?!? LOL!)

We were excited to be this close as the character's walked past us to do a show. My dad, my son, and myself totally geeked out! But then this happened.....

We MET two of our favorites!! Kylo Ren truly scared my daughter! She said she was actually nervous and just agreed with everything he said. And we met CHEWBACCA! Such a cool experience!

The day ended with us attending a Star Wars themed dessert party, and watching what I do believe to be the most amazing fireworks show spectalular I have ever seen in my entire life! It was AMAZING! I have been watching it on YouTube since we have been home and I get chills every time! It left us all in awe.

We also attended Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party where there are special meet and greets, trick-or-treating, a fireworks show, and a parade.

We went simple on the "costumes" as is was HOT... Master B wanted to be "Spider-Man Mickey Mouse" so this is what we came up with. Spider-Man Mickey & Wonder Woman Minnie =)

My oldest is infatuated with The Haunted Mansion! So she got decked out in Haunted Mansion gear and almost freaked when she got to get to snap a pic with this HM Cast Member!!!

Our highlight of that evening was DEFINTLEY the Boo-to-you Parade!! It was so awesome!! We all LOVED it!!!!

I also LOVE that my almost 13 year old still gets SO much happiness out of going to meet her favorites like Buzz Lightyear and Mickey Mouse! I think this one will have as much love for Disney as I do as she gets older.

But out of all the Disney Magic, the most amazing this was being together as an entire family to celebrate my dad's 70th Birthday and watch my dad live the Disney Magic through his grandkids (and maybe even a little bit through his own kids ;) )

We spent the morning on an African Safari in Animal Kingdom where we were held up in a
"giraffe-ic jam" and it was pretty darn amazing!

Then we all got fancied up and headed out to celebrate PaPa's big day at the Yacht Club Steakhouse!

It was a PERFECT day!

Thanks for following along on our countdown to Disney all the way through our trip. I can't wait to start planning our next!! =)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Safco Mogo Seat by Focal Upright found on Shoplet #review

I love my monthly reviews with Shoplet.  It's so fun to see what they have to offer.  They are your online spot for anything business and school related...and I mean anything.  If you can imagine it, they probably have it.  This time I got to review the Safco Mogo Seat by Focal Upright.  It is definitely something that I can use while at school on the playground.  I have Plantar Fascitiis and sometimes my foot really hurts.  It will be nice to keep the Safeco Mogo Seat under my desk and pull it out when needed during recess.  It's perfect for me to be able to rest my foot but still be up and able to see all the children on the playground,  It's easy to snap right together and use.  Then it stores small and has it's own storage bag. This will gets lots of use.  Don't miss all that Shoplet has to offer.  

What I found inside the box.

Perfect to rest my feet for a few minutes.

And not too bad on the comfort level.

Safco Mogo Seat

Nice product

Rubber foot that keeps the seat in place.

Contoured seat cushion
Adjustable and clicks right into place.

Seat pops right off and they clamp together.

Right back in the bag for storage.

Want it? Buy it!
Head over  to check out the Safeco Mogo Seat and their huge selection of office supplies, cleaning supplies, medical supplies and office furniture.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram

Special thanks again to my awesome Shoplet friends for allowing me to share their wonderful products with you guys!  It's always a pleasure to work with Shoplet.