Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tom's of Maine Children's Toothpaste

In honor of April being Oral Health month, Brill Communications introduced us to Tom’s of Maine children’s toothpaste to try with our kids and get the conversation going about the importance of Oral Health.

As moms, we are always on the lookout for the latest, greatest products for our kids especially those that are healthy, organic, sustainable, etc. When it comes to our children, we always want what’s best for them, so naturally (pun intended J) we were really excited to try out the Tom’s of Maine toothpaste, because they are a leading natural products company that provide high quality oral and personal care products.

Have you ever wondered what’s inside your child’s toothpaste? The types of chemicals that enter their mouth and are possibly swallowed? The people at Tom’s of Maine pride themselves on offering products that are free of artificial colors or flavors, Artificial preservatives like EDTA, formaldehyde, parabens, etc. and animal products. So now you might be wondering..without all the flash and color, how will this product appeal to my child that already needs convincing to brush his or her teeth? Well, for 1, the packaging is beautiful, and though the paste itself lacks a little color, the natural taste of fresh herbs and fruits will surely convince them!

My 3 and a half year old son, Jagger, tried out the New Wicked Cool fluoride-free toothpaste. It’s marketed for kids 8 years and older as it features a mild mint flavor for kids who have outgrown fruit or bubblegum flavors but aren’t quite ready for the strong mint flavors found in adult toothpastes, but my son had already been using strong mint flavored toothpaste, so this was right up his alley! The only difference is that being fluoride free and natural, I became more at ease with him using it. He was so excited to have a new toothpaste all his own that looked just as Wicked Cool as it said. He was also pretty proud to spot his new toothpaste featured in a magazine as he flipped through my latest issue of Today’s Parent.

New favourite toothpaste!

Yussie’s son Kion, also three years old, still prefers the fresh taste of fruits, so the Silly Strawberry toothpaste was perfect for him! No need for sparkles or artificial flavour when he can start the day with a taste of his favourite fruit! Also being fluoride-free, no need to worry about any accidental swallows!

Flashing those pearly whites!

Brushing our teeth is such a natural part of our everyday routine, but sometimes we forget to take a little time, outside of our early morning rush, and bedtime routine to teach our kids why taking care of our teeth is so important. If you haven’t done it already, now is the perfect time to visit the dentist, schedule your next appointment, or try a new toothpaste!

Check out the Tom’s of Maine website for more information on their products! 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Simply Gorgeous - Ciara for W Magazine

As we've mentioned before, Ciara has no issues showing off her gorgeous baby bump all over her social media accounts and now you can see her in all her preggo glory in the latest issue of W Magazine. The photos are timeless, chic and she looks beyond beautiful. 

Flawless in a white Donna Karan New York gown
“Pregnancy has been a great fashion challenge because you can’t wear things that you used to wear but you still want to feel like who you are,” Ciara told W. “I have to pay some credit to my fiancĂ©’s closet, because I have worn probably all of his clothes.” Ha! We all relate to that in some ways. I remember dabbling into my man's closet for some comfy sweats when my belly was too big to fit into anything I owned. 

Stunning, even in the mud! Ha! 

Regardless of what she is wearing, this mama to be is simply radiant and we can't wait for her to show of her little baby boy when he decides to make his worldly debut. 

Loving this Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons jacket

Check out the full spread, titled Simply Ciara, here. Enjoy!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Baby #2 for Snooki!

Nicole Polizzi aka Snooki just announced, via Us Weekly that she is pregnant with her second child! Snooki and fiance Jionni are already parents to super cute, 19 month old, son Lorenzo. Her announcement comes not to long after bestie J Woow announced she was pregnant this past January. How fun to be preggo with your bestie! I know all too well - Joanna and I both had over lapping pregnancies (and mat leaves) with each of our children and it was the best! It's so great to have someone going through the same thing as you, especially something as amazing as a pregnancy. 

I couldn't be happier for Nicole, she has really turned her life around since having Lorenzo. She is killing her fitness game (and looks amazing by the way), her clothing business is growing, she has best-selling books and she seems like a very involved, and an amazing mother to her son. Adding a second child to your life is a huge decision, and from personal experience one of the best gifts you can give your family! She has lots to look forward to this year; a wedding, a new baby, watching little Enzo reach new milestones and moving into her first house. It's going to be a wild ride these next few months and I'm rooting for her! 

Congrats to Nicole and her cute little family!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ciara Bumpin It Up!

Ever since announcing her pregnancy back in January on The View, Ciara has not been shy about giving her fans a glimpse into her pregnancy lifestyle. Her Instagram is chalk full of photos of her ever growing baby bump and I have to say, she is seriously the cutest person alive. Not only is she fresh faced the majority of the time (and dayum is she gorgeous!) but she is rocking her belly like no other! 

Looking cute rockin her baby bump!
She even gave us a look into her babyshower which had other fabulous mommy guests like Lala Vazquez and Kim Kardashian.

Baby Shower Fabulousness!

But for the real fun, check out this beyond adorable video of Ciara and her dad getting their groove on! I mean, seriously, this has to be the cutest daughter dad duo, ever. LOL.

I'm really loving how well she is embracing her pregnancy and just how fabulous and positive she has been looking lately. Be sure to check out her Instagram for even more videos and photos.