Thursday, August 21, 2014

And their off! School is in Session with Babybel!


My kids love cheese, love it and like I say over and over again our school system requires kids to have a healthy snack, Mini Babybel is perfect! 

With so many flavors of cheese there is something for all of us. Babybel is a great tasting cheese which can go with almost everything. Since we are a big family I often buy frozen meals like, pizza, lasagna, just to name a few and well since we love cheese I add Mini Babybel Mozzarella across the foods to really make it cheesy. 

I purchase often Babybel Cheddar I love the yellow cheeses more they have more of a tart like flavor. Mini Babybel's are such a perfect treat. They are the perfect size for snacking and because they are so rich in flavor they fill you over between meals. Each Mini Babybel is full of calcium which is great way to keep kids bones healthy and free from breaks and sprains. 



Pack Up Some Fun With Mini Babybel:
·         Mini Babybel is 100% natural cheese with the rich and creamy taste that cheese lovers of all ages adore – making it the perfect choice for lunchtime for the whole family.
·         Each small but mighty serving of Mini Babybel delivers 5-6 grams of protein, plus 15-20% of your daily calcium needs– all for 80 calories or less!
·         Pull the tab, unwrap the red wax, and you’re ready to enjoy this little cheese with “huge” appeal.
·         Pick up Mini Babybel at a grocery store near you – Try our product locator for an easy fix!

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Taste of Nature A Healthy Option for School


My kids school is so picky on what I am allowed to send my kid to school with for a snack. They are not allowed "junk" foods so I am always on the look out for new products which are cheaper and that taste great and are better for you.

Taste of Nature are organic snack bars which are tasty and cheap. Along with being organic they are a great source of fiber, and have healthy carbohydrates. My kids are able to have more choices of snacks when in school and I know it's better for them.


Taste of Nature has 6 different types of Snack Bars:

Brazilian Nut Fiesta: Pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts and more
California Almond Valley: Lots of sesame seeds, almonds and sunflower seeds
Canadian Maple Forest: My favorite! Mixture of raisins, apricots, Brazil nuts, pecans and more
Himalayan Goji Summit: A fun mixture of nuts, and raisins
Persian Pomegranate Garden: Walnuts, cashews, apple juice and more
Quebec Cranberry Carnival: Sesame seeds, peanuts, cranberries, apple juice and more

But don't worry Taste of Nature is already working on new flavors to add to the already yummy ones they have now. Taste of Nature are good snack bars which are not a over sweet taste. Along with tasting great they are also a great way to enjoy your day without hunger pains, they tide you over well. Kids will enjoy the Taste of Nature bars as well as adults. You can purchase Taste of Nature at your local health food store or visit the website by clicking here.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Staples Sustainable Earth for The Busy Parent


Now that school has started I have next to no time in my life. Kids are in school, I am at work and everything is pilling up. I look for ways to make my life easier and one of the ways is by using Sustainable Earth products. How exactly does Sustainable Earth help make my life easier? 

Sustainable Earth carries a huge assortment of dinnerware like cupsplatesbowls, napkins. So how does this make life easier for a big school year? Well now I have less dishes each night, and I can toss in my recyclable container for the trash.

When I run out of Sustainable Earth dinnerware, I get kids who enjoy making their own meals which sometimes means leaving a mess, no fear Sustainable Earth has cleaners! Like all-purpose cleaner which cleans pretty much everything. What I love about Sustainable Earth Cleaners is that they are not a over powerful clean to them they have a very suddle scent and don't overwhelm you. They clean some really hard spots as well leaving you with a clean surface. All Sustainable Earth products are either recycled products or made from organic items.

You can also purchase Sustainable Earth Products like notebooks, or filler paper, graph paper and even binders, all made from recycled material which saves you time shopping for school supplies. Check out all the products from Sustainable Earth here and while at it, browse Staples site by clicking here

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Betty Crocker and HERSHEY Team Up!


I know I have mentioned this before but I love to bake more than purchasing pre-made items because I feel I get more for my money. Now one of my favorite mixes Betty Crocker gave me even more reason to celebrate with the joining of HERSHEY'S!

My daughter Buggy loves HERSHEY'S chocolate bars and anytime I go out she always asks me to please bring her a HERSHEY chocolate bar. My husband and other daughter Sarah are huge REESE'S fans they can kill a big bag within minutes. You can only imagine when the new products from Betty Crocker arrived at my house how everyone was filled with excitement.


Betty Crocker HERSHEY mixes include REESE'S Premium Dessert Bar Mix, REESE'S Premium Cookie Mix, REESE'S Cupcake Mix, HERSHEY'S Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, HERSHEY'S Cookie 'n' Cream Cookie Mix, HERSHEY'S S'mores cupcake mix, HERSHEY'S Chocolate cupcake mix, and along with all the mixes they have 6 frosting's to top off the greatness!


The first one we made was the REESE'S Premium Dessert Bar Mix, okay so I am not huge on chocolate like my family but the smell along was to good to pass up a chance to try them. Wow so good not as sweet as I was thinking it would be which was great because it had just a really great taste about it. I have no been ordered by the family to find the rest of the REESE'S mixes because they wish to try them all. The new mixes by Betty Crocker are a great edition to her already well known mixes. I can't wait to try them all. You can find most all the HERSHEY mixes at Target and other grocery stores. Click here to discover all the new products from Betty Crocker and HERSHEY. Keep up with the new products from Betty Crocker and HERSHEY by using #NewFromBetty



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Back to School with Fruit of the Loom

It's that time again, time to send the kids to school. Sadly today's trends have the guys with their pants lower than what we wish so if your kid feels they must go along with the look at least send them back knowing they are covered in new underwear.

Fruit of the loom has made Back to School packs which have extra pairs for same price as a normal package.

For the Lady's: Bikinis or Boy Shorts normally a 6 pack but now for back to school get 2 free pair making your deal 8 for the price of 6. Found at Target.

For the Girls: Boy Shorts normally a pack of 8 now a pack of 11 so your getting 3 free pair! Briefs normally a pack of 9 now a pack of 12 again 3 free pair! Also found at Target.


For the Men: Boxer Briefs normally a 5 pack now 7, 2 free pairs! A Shirts pack of 8 normally a pack of 5, 3 free pair!

For the Boys: Boxer Briefs normally a pack of 5 now a pack of 8, 3 free pair. A Shirts normally a pack of 5 now 8, 3 free pair. Finally Boys White Tees pack of 8 normally a pack of 5, 3 free pair.


I always do my shopping during this time because it helps stock me up for the school year. With 3 boys and 2 girls we go through underwear like candy. I have no clue as to how they do it but knowing I have replacements on hand is more peace of mind for me. My kids are also in Elementary school which I make sure to stock up also on White Tees because throughout the year the teachers plan things which the kids are asked to bring in shirts to tie dye. I like to donate a pack so all the kids in the class are able to part take in the dying of shirts. Fruit of the Loom is a great product with great back to school prices. Be sure to check out Target for your back to school needs. Check out Fruit of  the Loom to see what other products they carry to help make your back to school needs be made by clicking here.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Progresso now has Chili!


When you think fall what kinds of food come to mind? I know for me its Chili. Progresso has made it easy for me by introducing Chili!

You can purchase Progresso year round! So get the yummy warm feeling all the time while eating Progresso Chili. Progresso Chili comes in Smoke House and South West Style. I had never heard of white chili until sometime last year when my husband said he wanted to make some. White Chili is a chili made with northern beans and chicken which taste really great, Progresso made South West Style.


If your already a fan of Progresso you know that their products taste great and are made with real ingredients. Progresso uses only the best when creating their foods and the new chili is no exception. Each pack of Progresso Chili has about 2 servings and cooks in 5 mins! 5 Minutes for great tasting chili, count me in! The Smoke House pork and beef chili is great it has just the right amount of spice to it. Like they say on the commercials it's so good people will think you made it.

I had put that to the test with family, we invited them over and they have had my husbands chili before so this time I just heated up a few bags, and served. Everyone was giving him compliments at the end of the night on how great it tasted, then me the spoiler had to take his thunder and call him out everyone had a good laugh but I know they now are purchasing Progresso chili.

You can find Progresso chili in the soup section of your local grocery store. Check out all things Progresso by clicking here.



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Arla Dofino only the best! #Giveaway



Cheese.......................yummy cheese. My kids and I love cheese and we are always open to trying new flavors and brands of cheese. One of our family favorites is Arla Dofino. They specialize in 4 different types of cheese, which are Havarti, Gouda, Edam and Fontina. Each type of cheese has its own flavor and kinda its own purpose.

Arla Dofino Havarti cheese is great for sandwiches, it comes in 8 flavors some of which have jalapenos, are lighter made so better on the tummy, and even smoked. I love smoked Havarti it taste great with ham and wheat bread.

Arla Dofino Edam is great with crackers, wine, or just on its own. Edam cheese is a harder cheese so it last longer and really has a nice sharp taste to it. I like to snack on Edam cheese because it hits the spot and can tide me over til my next meal with just a few slices.


Arla Dofino Fontina is a good cheese with crackers, wine, or on a sandwich or on its own. Its really good not as hard as Edam but not as lose as Gouda its a great middle cheese which taste great.


My personal favorite is Arla Dofino Gouda cheese, its so creamy and can be placed on anything, I love to eat it on its own. I also love to take it and crumble it up onto a salad oh its so great! My kids love how its packed in wax so they enjoy playing with the wax container its placed in. You will not be let down when purchasing Arla Dofino brand.

Arla Dofino is 6th in the world for distributing dairy products and they are working on using 100% recycled products by 2020. Arla Dofino are great products which can be found in the deli isle of your local grocery store.  Learn more about Arla Dofino by clicking here, find fun recipes while visiting the website.

Enter to win 3 coupons for free Arla Dofino products of your choice. Contest open to U.S. residents only and will end August 31st, 2014.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.