Saturday, July 23, 2016

O-Sip! Silicone Straw Lid Review

About O-Sip! Silicone Straw Lids
These lids are great for families at restaurants, now there is no need to bring along a sippy cup. Use O-Sip, add a straw, and instantly make the restaurant's glass spill-proof. Perfect for BBQs and parties! Snap these lids over a mason jar to create a fun drink that keeps the bugs and dust out. O-Sip is ideal for kids who are old enough to drink through a straw, but not old enough to stop spilling. They are incredibly easy to clean. You can pop them into boiling water to sterilize, or throw them in the dishwasher.

Our Experience
My son loves to use a straw when he drinks. But this leads to lots of spills from tipping the cup while drinking or overflowing it with lots of bubbles. These lids work well to keep his drinks contained. However, they are difficult to get onto the cup. I made a mess the first time because I filled the cup up too much. I'd say to only fill the cup about half way to give yourself some tipping leeway while trying to get the lid on. These do not come with straws so you need to have your own. We have very thin straws and they fit in the opening just fine. I think larger straws could be a problem, especially if they are flimsy restaurant straws. Overall, these lids keep kids from spilling their drinks if you don't do it first getting the lid on.

You can purchase O-Sip! Silicone Straw Lids here.

This product was purchased at a promotional price for an honest review. The opinion expressed is 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Review

About Holan Essential Oil Diffuser
Create a soothing environment in your bedroom or workspace. Choose between intermittent (on and off at 30-second intervals) and continuous mist-timer modes. When all water is used up the diffuser automatically shuts off to protect from burning out and ensure safety, energy efficiency and peace of mind. Choose from an array of 7 calming colors, you can choose the perfect light setting to enhance the relaxing ambiance. It can also be used as a night light for a kid's room. A whisper-quiet ultrasonic operation makes this diffuser a great option for use in a nursery or workspace. This noiseless diffuser is ideal for meditation and also allows for tranquil overnight use at your nightstand.

Our Expereince
My son was having trouble sleeping and having nightmares. I found that there was an essential oil that I could diffuse to help him fall asleep better and have better dreams. I needed a diffuser for his room. This is the perfect size. I was able to set it on his dresser. It's easy to fill, just remove the cover and fill with the included pitcher. I add a few drops of essential oils and replace the cover. It starts with just the push of a button. My son really likes to watch it cycle through the colors as he is laying in bed. It also has the option to turn off the light if you want the room to be darker. I like that it has an auto shut off feature so I don't have to remember to go into his room to stop it. I also really like that this plugs in to a standard outlet instead of a USB. Overall, this is easy to operate and has made out nights much calmer.

You can purchase the Holan Essential Oil Diffuser here.

This product was purchased at a promotional price for an honest review. The opinion expressed is 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Silicone Sippy Lids Review

About O-Sip! Silicone Sippy Lids
The O-Sip! Silicone Sippy Lid is a spill-proof drink lid that fits over virtually any cup or glass. Simply stretch the lid over the top of one and voila-a spill-proof sippy cup! These lids are great for families at restaurants, no need to bring along a sippy cup. Use O-Sip and turn the restaurant's glass into one. The essentials you must always carry in your diaper bag. They are incredibly easy to clean. You can pop them into boiling water to sterilize, or throw them in the dishwasher. One piece. No valves. No small crevices. No mold. Now that is clean drinking!

My Experience
My daughter is 10 months old and just starting to use a sippy cup. I like that with these lids I can use the cups I already have instead of buying new ones. We didn't have any major spills or leaks with this lid. Some liquid will dribble out if the sippy portion is pushed onto the table, but that is to be expected. Also she wasn't able to pull the lid off, even though she tried, it was very secure. I love that these don't have any pieces that can trap gross things and get moldy, these are easy to clean. I just tossed it into the silverware section of my dishwasher. They can be turned inside out to be inspected too. I would note that these lids need to be on sturdy cups. Sometimes restaurant cups are too flimsy, so they might not always work outside the home. Also they can be difficult to stretch to get them over the opening of the cup, so I would suggest that you only fill the cup half full to avoid making a mess getting it on. Overall, they could be good in a pinch but they won't replace my regular sippy cups.

You can purchase O-Sip! Silicone Sippy Lids here.

I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

Scissor Skills Sourcebook Review

About the Scissor Skills Sourcebook
A comprehensive and sequential approach for successfully teaching proper scissor cutting skills to children aged 2 to 7 years and children with special needs. This sourcebook has been specially designed by a leading Occupational Therapist as a complete resource for introducing and successfully teaching proper scissor cutting skills to children who have difficulty using scissors, have given up trying to cut with scissors, and for younger preschoolers who have not shown any interest in cutting with scissors.

My Experience
Mr. C is four and is a year away from starting Kindergarten. He has used scissor some, but has difficulty because he is left handed. I'm not sure if it is best to get him to use his right hand or let him use his dominant left hand. This book teaches more than just scissor cutting. It gives many ideas on promoting hand dominance, gross motor skills and fine motor skills. As well as hand position. finger position and scissor orientation. Because it has teaching strategies and advice along with the hands on program it is very comprehensive. Most of the projects have three difficulty levels so they can be customized for each child based on age or ability. The projects progress in difficulty from straight lines, curved lines, and shapes. All the designs are fun! I started my son off on the Bag of Candy project. He colored the candy bag and then cut it out along the black outline. Because he hasn't had too much practice, I wasn't sure how well he would do. Although he didn't stay on the line the entire time, I was impressed with his ability. After he was done with the first project he asked to do another. Even his older brother, he is seven years old, wanted to do a project too. I found a more challenging one with irregular shapes. Overall, this is an excellent resource for teachers and parents that have children that need to learn scissor cutting skills.

You can purchase the Scissor Skills Sourcebook here.

I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Recovery Tank Top Review

About Mamaway Recovery Tank Top
Getting your post-baby body back can be a bit daunting on your own. Fortunately, Mamaway Recovery Nursing Shaper provides new moms the much-deserved help to get their shape and confidence back. This postpartum shapewear is designed to guide your body back to its pre-baby form while letting you spend time with your little one. Not only will this shapewear keep everything in, but it also helps your abdominal muscles return to their natural shape. Mamaway’s recovery tank top is safe and comfortable enough to wear while breastfeeding. It’s built-in nursing bra has a unique crossover design for easy, one hand breastfeeding access. Just pull the cups to one side and you’re ready to feed your baby. It is soft, comfortable and will not your affect your appetite or inhibit milk production. It is also made with antibacterial properties so you can stay germ free while feeding the baby. Designed to give you comfortable abdominal support, this body shaper nestles neatly under your bust giving a touch of lift. It helps smooth back your belly and tame that muffin top. Its comfortable enough to wear anywhere. Soft and durable to provide the needed support for your constantly-changing breasts. Made from silky smooth and breathable fabric, this postpartum shapewear is also comfortable enough to sleep in. Easy to use. Just pull up from the bottom to your shoulder and you’ll have a fabulous waistline in an instant. Look as if you’ve magically lost pounds and inches with this Mamaway Recovery Nursing Shaper.

My Experience
After four kids I am certainly a little soft in the middle! I'm starting to accept my mom body, but I still want to have a smooth silhouette. This shaper helps me achieve that. This shaper is so comfortable! The polyester/spandex fabric is silky and feels great against my skin. The fabric is breathable, however I feel a little warmer with it on I think just because it is an added layer. It is easy to put on, by stepping into it, and pulling it up and sliding my arms in. The built in nursing bra is nice. I feel like I want more support so I still wear my regular nursing bra with it. If I wear the shaper at night I might only use the built in nursing bra. There is a little bit of boning on the sides of the bra. It adds a little bit of structure and support. The two layers of fabric on the front side make it easy to move in. I also like that it is long and covers down to my hips. It doesn't stop mid waist and end up giving you an ugly bulge. I do wish it fit a little tighter and had stronger support around my tummy.  I'm 5' 8" and weigh about 155 now, I bought a size large to give me enough room in the bust. I went with the generic size chart on Amazon and would buy one size smaller next time. Overall, this shaper gives me some extra confidence that I look good when I leave the house.

You can purchase the Mamaway Recovery Tank Top here.

I received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I am also not associated with the seller in any way.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer Character Sleep Pant Giveaway

Comfort is key when I am at home! I can lounge or sleep in these. I love all the character designs especially Eeyore! Which one is your favorite?

Welcome to the Summer Character Sleep Pant Wardrobe Giveaway Event!

With the summer heat in full force, we thought you could use some cool new PJ pants! These character sleep capri pants from Richard Leeds International are made of soft, 100% cotton to help keep you cool all summer long, and are available in MickeyMinnieArielMinions, Dory, Eeyore, Hello Kitty, TMNTBatman, Wonder Woman, and more.

Holly from Southern Mom Loves reviewed these new sleep pants (available at Walmart.) You can see her full review here, and then enter to win a full summer sleep pants wardrobe below!

  • 1st Prize: 1 (One) winner will receive one of each sleep pant design for a total of 11 pairs of sleep pants!
  • 2nd Prize: 2 (Two) winners will each receive 5 pairs of sleep pants!
  • 3rd Prize: 5 (Five) winners will each receive 3 pairs of sleep pants!
  • 4th Prize: 16 (Sixteen) winners will each receive 1 pair of sleep pants!

      24 total winners will be sent fun Character Sleep Pants in randomly chosen designs from the styles shown above, in their Women's size as they state it in the Giveaway Tools widget below. (ARV $518!) Enter below, the odds are fantastic!

      Giveaway begins on 7/8/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 7/29/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. Once confirmed, the winners will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner's List.

      Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

      Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

      Tuesday, July 5, 2016

      Sizzling Summer Giveaway Hop

      Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Giveaway Hop!

      A big thank you to our hosts Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay's Views

      Ready to keep your little ones learning this summer? The Let's Learn to Read 10 DVD Collection from Rock 'N Learn is perfect for kids ages 4-7. It teaches vowels, consonants, sight words, and much more in a fun and engaging way. You can read my complete review here.

      Enter to win a Let's Learn to Read 10 DVD Collection from Rock 'N Learn. One winner! Open to US residents 18+. Winner must respond within 48 hours. You can enter every day for more chances to win. Good luck!

      This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media. The hosts and Three Moore Boys are not responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. All entries are optional. Void where prohibited by law.

      Hop on over to the rest of the giveaways too!