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Written by Kathleen Gauer, illustrated by Sari Richter 

With its upbeat, rhythmic text and charming watercolours, High in the Sky follows a child’s energetic and wildly imaginative adventures – all while riding on a tire swing.  This book will delight young and old alike!  And at the end of the book, there are fun and creative educational activities that children, parents and educators will enjoy.

“All of a sudden, I’m in control.  The harder I pump, the higher I soar.  I bend my knees and off I go to places I’ve never been before…”

Ask for High in the Sky (or Kathleen’s second book, For No Reason) at your local library or order your own signed copies from Amazon.ca or https://www.skippingstonepress.net where you can download free colouring pages and easy instructions to make a paper plate tire swing.

Visit Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_t8udJ-jGU to watch the book’s trailer!  Retail price:   $13.95 CAN.  #tireswing #imagination #picturebook  #highinthesky

 

Ecuadorian Hands are artisan distillers of the essential oil of Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens), tree that grows on the coasts of Ecuador and has therapeutic benefits. From this oil, they have developed a relaxing natural soap of pleasant and subtle citric and woody aroma, which promotes calm and wellbeing.
The Palo Santo Soap Bar is naturally soothing and will boost your energy. As a natural relaxant, it reactivates the blood circulation and recharges the energy level, reducing fatigue and stress. It also treats minor skin wounds, rashes, etc. and provides a gentle natural exfoliation. The soap contains Vitamin E for external nutrition of the skin.

The palo Santo soap has a pleasant aroma. It can also be used on dry or damaged skin that has lost its elasticity due to cosmetics or other corrosive products to the skin. Soap glycerin has moisturizing effects.  

Furthermore Palo santo has a high concentration of Limonene, a medicinal terpene known to be a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic agent. This is why it is great for daily use.

Ecuardian Hands is an Ecuador based business with over 14 years of experience in exporting Palo Santo Bursera Graveolens. Their essential oils come from small artisan producers, and do not contain fillers or adulterants of any type.

By buying Palo Santo products from EcuadorianHands, you also help to preserve this precious tree, as part of the profits go toward financing the Palo Santo Reforestation Project. EcuadorianHands has vast experience in the sustainable management of palo santo and harvests only naturally fallen branches and trunks, without cutting down any living trees, damaging the surrounding area or making new paths.

 

 

Kids Email is a powerful and safe option for kids online. The platform and new app, give parents peace of mind when their children are communicating online.

Key features include:

  • Mail monitoring.   
  • Block senders.
  • No ads.  
  • Contact manager.    
  • Spam filtering.
  • Custom mailbox folders.

KidsEmail.org is a safe email service for kids and families. Your kids can now have a safe email account while allowing parents to be aware of any correspondence their children send and receive. You supervise your children when they go outside to play. Do you know who is contacting your child inside of your home?

In addition to the basic features above, all accounts also allow users to disable attachments, links and images. Kids Email also offers innovative services such as the ability to filter out offensive words in all incoming emails.

Kids love the look and feel of the Kids Email app and have the ability to modify its look with different template choices. This empowers them and offers a user friendly, reliable experience that is also safe.

KidsEmail.org was established in 2009. The concept and idea was written and designed to be a part of the solution to protect children and families online. KidsEmail.org was designed to provide safe email for kids. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest.

 

Lady Soma recently contacted me about trying some of their new beauty products. I was excited to accept the chance to try some new products and pamper my skin a bit. They sent me three products, all of which I really love.

My favorite has to be the Antioxidant Berry Masque. Oh my goodness. It smells wonderful and it feels great going on your skin. It’s not overly gritty and rough, but smooth and pleasant. It’s so easy to use and only takes about 10 minutes from application to rinse. It definitely leaves my skin feeling clean, moiturized and smooth. I would definitely recommend it!

I also love the Somaluxe Moisturizer. I use moisturizer every day, usually multiple times a day. This one is not greasy and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I typically don’t wear a lot of makeup in the summe rmonths so this is a refreshing way to treat my skin. As an added bonus, the ingredients are also fighting away wrinkles each time I apply!

Last, but certainly not least, Lady Soma sent me their Brigtening + Collagen Peptide Serum. I love this too! I use it before the Somaluxe Moisturizer and it has helped even out my skin. The patented formula contains a powerful vitamins, amino acids, and natural antioxidants that repair, brighten and resurface skin. My face feels clearer and smoother.

Lady Soma offers a variety of beauty products. You can visit their website to order and learn more.

About Lady Soma:

They are located in New York City and are a niche provider of health and nutritional supplements. Lady Soma products are designed to assist in maintaining healthy and active lifestyles. They have been raising the bar in the health industry by instituting truth in labeling and ingredient safety. They take pride in our approach to ensuring quality through our commitment.

The word “soma” comes from the Greek language meaning “body”. Throughout history, Mediterranean food and culture, rich in fresh fruits, olive oil, vegetables, fish and whole grains, has been known to be the epitome of health.

Small batch production means they produce their products in small batches every three months to ensure the safest and freshest quality in our skincare products. All products are sourced and produced in the United States.

Lady Soma manufactures products under very stringent GMPs (Good Manufacturing Standards), regulated by the FDA. Their scientific researchers have worked closely with state and federal agencies to ensure the quality of products. They have heard many stories of women going to multiple doctors and trying alternative therapies for feminine discomfort – and we wanted to pose a solution. Lady Soma believes that every woman is the master of her own destiny and her own health. While taking the advice of doctors, it is also important for us as women to be empowered to make the decisions and take responsibility for our good health.

I have breastfed (and pumped breast milk) for three children. It is not always easy or convenient. Like all moms, I felt as though I was always multitasking. However, when I was pumping, it was extremely difficult to accomplish any other tasks.

Holding the pump, adjusting the settings, keeping the bottles in the right position all were a little difficult and time consuming. The Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra changes all of this!

This bra is not only covenient, it is comfortable and versatile. It is valued by moms because it gives them the gift of time. While wearing this bra, your hands are free. This means you can accomplish other tasks like typing (I pumped at work all the time!). Or, you can simply relax without the stress of holding everything in place.

The innovative design makes the bra adjustable.
This is great for a couple of reasons. First, there are only two sizes to choose from (XS-L or L-PLUS). And, it means that the bra will fit you from the beginning of your pumping journey until the end. It uses high quality velcro and ensures a perfect fit over time. The product is perfect for anyone sizes 30AA to 34J.

With this bra, mothers can type, talk on the phone, or read a magazine while they pump. An added bonus, the bra’s secure bottle-holding design helps reduce milk spillage, making for easier, more efficient pumping and increased breast milk production.

It’s machine washable too, making it easy to care for. It’s made of 83-percent soft cotton and 17-percent spandex for extreme comfort. It is easy to use and versatile. It can be used with any electric pump and accommodates the pumping of both breasts simultaneously. The bra’s convertible design allows it to be worn as a strapless band or in tank, racer-back, or halter style. It can slip on easily with or without removing your nursing bra and shirt. Elastic reinforcement has been built into the top of the bra for a secure fit, ensuring no slipping.

If you are a nursing mother who is busy and needs to pump breastmilk, this product is perfect for you! You can find it on Amazon less than $35!

*A product was supplied to Market Mommy in order to write this product review. However, all thoughts are our own.

Are you wondering whether you need a driver’s license to purchase a new or used vehicle in North Carolina? Contrary to popular belief, the answer is yes. You can purchase a vehicle without a license.

The Department of Motor Vehicles allows people who do not have a driver’s license to purchase a vehicle. Originally, this law was enacted in order to provide transportation to handicapped individuals and senior citizens. These types of people may need to purchase a vehicle but may not necessarily be the ones driving it.

The same situation holds true for teenagers. A teen may purchase a vehicle before they pass their driver’s test and earn their license. If your teen is near the legal driving age, check out this resource for the best first car for teen drivers in North Carolina.

It’s important to note that if you wish to purchase a vehicle without a driver’s license, you will need to bring a valid photo ID, proof of income, proof of address, and information about any current vehicle loans you have. You will also be required to obtain a notarized vehicle title, odometer disclosure statement, damage disclosure statement, and the sales bill at the time of purchase.

You should understand that although you can purchase a vehicle without a driver’s license, you cannot be covered by car insurance and therefore cannot legally drive. In addition, you will not be able to register your vehicle with the DMV and receive license plates.

If you have more questions about purchasing a vehicle with a valid North Carolina driver’s license, reach out to the auto professionals at Powers Swain Chevy today. You can also visit your local DMV.

Health insurance can quickly become complex and confusing.  That’s why, it’s a good idea to work with a health insurance agent who can help you and your family make the right choices. They will acts as a “middle man” and gather information from reputable health insurance carriers. Their job is to provide you with as much information as possible so you can select the ideal plan for your budget and lifestyle needs.

A health insurance agent will meet with you and provide you with several health insurance plans that may make sense for your particular situation. They will thoroughly go over each plan and inform you of premiums, the summary of benefits, health plan terminology, and which doctors are covered.

You will have all of the information and resources necessary to make an informed decision. In addition, you can ensure your application process goes smoothly as a health insurance agent will make sure your application for the plan of your choice gets processed in a timely manner. You can also depend on your agent to contact your insurance carrier to ask questions and resolve issues related to claims, benefits, and billing.

If you’re in search of a reputable health insurance agent in the Raleigh area, you can’t go wrong with The MAIR Agency. Since 1998, they have found clients with the lowest rates and gave them the information necessary to be confident about their health insurance selections.

Whether you’re looking for an individual or family plan, The MAIR Agency is a great resource. They will make the process of selecting and applying for health insurance a breeze. Request a quote from them today. Some of the areas in which MAIR has agents and coverage include Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington.

The importance of a dependable, high quality pest removal company should not be overlooked. By hiring the right company to protect your largest investment from unwanted pests, you can save time and money on DIY treatments that are ineffective, learn how to keep pests away from your home, and enjoy a pleasant space that is entirely free of pest infestation. Here are several characteristics of a good pest removal company:If you need bed bug control, ant control, rodent control, flea and tick control, mosquito control, wildlife control, mole control, or fumigation services, Clegg’s is an invaluable resource. Check out their locations page to find out if they service your area. Some of the most popular areas are Charlotte, Raleigh and Asheville, NC.

  1. Certification

Before hiring a pest removal company, make sure they have a certification. Pest control is not an everyday job and should only be left to certified professionals who have the knowledge and experience it takes to keep your home pest free.

 

2. Customer Service

 

A good pest removal company should offer exceptional customer service. When scheduling an appointment, be sure the staff is polite and thoroughly addresses any questions or concerns you have without getting inpatient or frustrated.

 

3. Reviews


Thanks to the internet, you can read reviews on pest removal companies in your area. Websites like Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, and Yelp make it easy for you to find out how previous customers feel about their experience with certain companies.

 

4. Cost


When it comes to pest removal services, you should expect to pay a moderate price. Hiring a company that’s too cheap or expensive is not a good idea. Do some price comparison shopping and opt for the company that offers fair prices.

If you’re searching for the right pest removal company in North Carolina, look no further than Clegg’s Pest Control. They are known for great customer service, fair prices, and years of experience.

Parent Chat 4 to 9  is a membership site for parents of 4th through 9th graders that provides advice, content, and support to help navigate, transition and thrive through those challenging milestone years.  

You can claim your ALL INCLUSIVE 14 Day FREE Trial Membership now! View videos, enter giveaways, compete in contests, participate in forums, access exclusive offers, and engage in unlimited personal, one-on-one chats with Celeste to determine if ‘Parent Chat 4 to 9’ is a right fit for you BEFORE you make a decision.  

A ‘FREE Webinar’ is also available for interested visitors to grasp the content, approaches, and ideas firsthand, prior to signing up for a FREE trial. 

 

Celeste M. Gonsalves is the author of ‘Teen Wise’ and ‘Teen Wise WORKBOOK’ and the founder of ‘Parent Chat 4 to 9.’  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Resources from the University of Hawaii, and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University of Hawaii.  Fancy titles that basically mean she is educated in human development over the life span and in business management.  However, her highest achievement was acquired when she successfully raised a daughter as a single parent from infancy through college completion. 

Sign up today and see if Parent Chat 4 to 9 can help you and your child navigate the stressful tween years!

We are ecstatic to have Calzico as a part of our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

I truly love the concept behind their clothing. As a tween mom myself, I know first hand how difficult it can be to find clothes that are stylish, age apprpriate and fit well for girls during those in-between years. And, my daughter loves to be comfortable so it can be quite a challenge to find clothes that make the both of us happy.

Designed by a mom and her tween, CALZICO brand for tween girls includes versatile pieces with convertible or reversible features in sizes 6-8 through 12-14. With just-right stretch, serious comfort, and clever styles, girls will feel confident to choose well and wear often. Visit the full collection of globally inspired artwork tees, layered skirts, and reversible dresses and jackets online, and be the hero of your tween and her wardrobe this holiday.

I love Calzico because it meets all of our requirements, fit, comfort, style. My daughter loves her gray/coral reversible dress. She usually wears it with the pop of color, but can also wear it all gray. It’s comfortable, looks good and is easy to care for.

I highly recommend Calzico for all of your tween girl clothing needs. You won’t be disappointed! In addition to their website, you can look them up on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter.