I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Earlier this month, I shared a post on how we’ve been trying to get back into the routine of things around here now that school has started.  Our house is constantly filled will chaos so sticking to a schedule has not been easy but we’ve been doing our best to stay on top of the kids and make sure they are taking care of their teeth.  We’ll find out how we’ve been doing when we visit the dentist next week.

For the most part, the kids have been great about brushing their teeth after breakfast each morning and before bed each night.  I think one of the things that has been helping is that they love their new LISTERINE Smart Rinse.

Listerine Smart Rinse Anticavity Flouride Rinse #mc #sponsored

The LISTERINE Smart Rinse mouthwash has been a great fit for our famliy because it provides the kids with 12-hour cavity protection and strengthens their teeth 99% better than brushing alone.  I think the Avengers also make it fun for them.  Ellie thinks it’s cool that her mouth is green when she’s swishing!

I’m happy they have been so great about getting in a routine and that they have started to care about their oral health.  

You can get your kids started on improving their oral health care with LISTERINE Smart Rinse and other LISTERINE products available for purchase at a variety of retailers.

Hopefully the dentist will have nothing but good things to say at our visit!  I think Ellie will have a great visit because she’s all about keeping her teeth clean!

LISTERINE Clean Smile #sponsored #mc

It addition to get our oral care back on track, we’ve been trying to be healthy habit heroes for each other and encouraging each other to be more active, eat better, and take better care of our overall health.

For more tips and ideas on how you and your family can be healthy habit heroes, check out the Healthy Habit Heroes video series on YouTube.





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Now that Alexander is in the 1st grade (I know, time sure does fly!) he has been learning to read more and has become a big fan of books and checking out whatever he wants from the school library.  I’m hoping his love of books and reading continues to grow so I like to do whatever I can to help grow that relationship.  

Aside from checking books out from the library or reading books we have at home, I’ve been looking for new books that I know he will find interesting and that will draw him in.  

Our latest book that we are working on reading together is Surf Sharks – The First Ride, the first in this new series.

Surf Sharks The First Ride


Surf Sharks follows the comedy adventures of a group of young surfers and sharks who forge a friendship and ride the waves together as they help each other solve daily challenges faced by all growing kids.

Alexander is completely fascinated with this book and wants to learn everything he can about sharks now as well as take up surfing. 

The Surf Sharks series is for kids ages 4-8 and is available in hardcover ($19.95 + $3.95 S&H) or digital copy ($4.99) on the iPad, iPhone or Kindle.

Book two in the series, Surf Sharks – The Bogus Beach will be available in December 2014!

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You can enter for your chance to win a Surf Sharks Prize Pack as pictured using the Rafflecopter form below.

Surf Sharks Gift Pack

Any mandatory entries must be completed in order to qualify to win.  All entries will be validated before a winner is announced. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond or will forfeit prize and another winner will be chosen. Any questions, please contact us.

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If you haven’t figured it out by now, our Alexander is a very busy boy.  He is constantly on the go, running around the neighborhood with his friends, riding his bike, going rounds on his scooter and just having a good time being a happy, healthy 6 year-old boy.

With a kid who is as active as Alexander, you can bet we go through a lot of things with him. Jeans come home with holes in the knees, shirts that are soiled and stained beyond repair and shoes. 

Since Alexander is my active kiddo, one thing I look for, for him are durable shoes but also a shoe that breathes well, because let’s face it, active boys need shoes that breath so you don’t get stinky, smelly boys!

Thanks to our friends at Reebok, Alexander all now set with a great pair of Reebox ZigTech Big & Quicks. 

Reebok ZigTech Big & Quick #reebok


I don’t even know where to start when it comes to telling you how happy these shoes make me and Alexander!

Thanks to the mesh upper, his dirty boy feet breathe better and he’s not stinky at the end of the day!  They came in his favorite color RED and he no longer argues with me to put his shoes on.  He doesn’t complain that his feet hurt after playing outside and running around with his friends because of all the extra cushion and support.

These shoes make Alexander a happy kid!

Alexander Reebox ZigTech Big & Quick Shoes #reebok


Now I’ll get technical and give you the specifics on what makes these shoes so great for the little athletes in your life.

Reebok ZigTech Big & Quicks are sure to supersize your child’s fun!  With a cutting-edge midsole that is 40% higher for extra cushion at the point of impact, a mesh upper that allows their feet to breath along with a toe cap for added durability.  This low-cut design gives kids added mobility along with freedom of movement and soooo much more!

Reebok ZigTech Big & Quicks Out of the box #reebok


You can get your own pair of Reebok ZigTech Big & Quick running shoes online at Reebok.com


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**This post and giveaway is made possible by Vee Corporation.  I received a promotional item in exchange for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.**

Sesame Street fans get ready!!! Sesame Street Live:  Let’s Dance is coming to Green Bay November 21st-23rd and I’m here to tell you ALL about it!

Sesame Street Live:  LET'S DANCE LOGO

Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to ‘Do the Robot,’ Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” Favorite friends join the audience on the floor – dancing with fans, not just for them. It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before! 

Now that Ellie is a bit older and Joey is big into moving and shaking, we are excited to attend this show and do some dancing with the kids.

Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Sesame Street Live Let's Dance

Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more. Each performance is 90 minutes of singing, dancing and audience participation, including a 15-minute intermission.  The perfect length for very young children!

Sesame Street Live - Let's Dance Green Bay WI

Sesame Street Live:  Let’s Dance will be at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena for four (4) perfomances November 21st – 23rd.  

Performance Schedule:  

Friday, November 21st at 6:30pm

Saturday, November 22nd at 10:30am & 2:00pm

Sunday, November 23rd at 10:00am

Tickets are on-sale now at the box office or get them online for $20, $28 (Gold Circle) & $55 (Sunny Seats).  Sunny Seats package includes a VIP seat and pre-show Meet & Freet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends.

*Groups savings available.  Additional fees/surcharges may apply.

Bert, Ernie, Grover Sesame Street Live:  Let's Dance

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Any mandatory entries must be completed in order to qualify to win.  All entries will be validated before a winner is announced. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond or will forfeit prize and another winner will be chosen. Any questions, please contact us.

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