Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Helio, a new way of teaching and learning!


My second oldest struggles to read and write. He learns best by seeing the word with visual aids. Helio is a great product for my son and helps strengthen my other children's skills as well.


Helio is a extremely wonderful teaching tool. How it works, is basically it is a nightlight which projects images along with the words onto the ceiling of your home. The child can then lay in bed and look at the images which again have the words for each image so after awhile your child will recognize the word with the image! It also helps bring the family together, by your child being interested in the pictures they might not already know, like for instants the planets they all look the same with the exception of saturn but they are all round, so how would my kid know which is earth, mars, venus, etc? Well this is where I come in, I get to lay beside my child and as they point to different planets I can read the name, with the repetition process my kids are picking up these words fairly quickly. I also love that now they all are asking for more, which with Helio you can purchase different sets so your child can even learn sight words which are advanced for their age.


The fact that Helio is a nice low light making it like a nightlight helps to relax the child and what better way to fall asleep then by learning new words, and dreaming of the new discoveries you have made. The Helio comes in 5 colors, blue, yellow, green, orange, pink and a lighter blue. Helio is a great teaching tool which can be used at home, at school and on the go. It's is smaller and lightweight making for easy travel, it also has a power cord so if your like me and hate batteries you don't have to worry it can do both. Also the Helio has a digital clock so your child can also learn to tell time!



Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Cesar Dry Gourmet Dog Food!

Along with a house full of kids I have a bunch of pets, so I am always looking for new healthier foods to feed them to keep them from a vet visit. Cesar has come out with a whole new line of Dry gourmet dog food.


Gator and Bosco, my dogs were excited when I opened up a new 5lb bag of Cesar Filet Mignon Flavor With Spring Vegetables Dry Dog Food. Right away my dogs were like forget this other stuff we want! While the dogs were in the kitchen chowing down on their new dog food, my cats got a whiff. So I poured a small bowl for my cats and they really enjoyed it as well, the best part is the Cesar dog food is small so really any size dog or cat can enjoy.

I got this video of my dog trying to sneak the rest of the food from the bag before it went to the trash. You can find the whole line of Cesar Dry Gourmet dog food in your local retail, pet food store, and grocery stores. Check out Cesar's website here.




Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Get a head start with this deal from I Can Read!

My kids never went to preschool and because of it I feel they are behind, don't let this happen to your child. Be ready, here to help is a great offer from I can read! Get a head start and get your kids into reading.





Captain Morgan's Newest......LocoNut!

My drink of choice is either a fruity drink or rum, I especially love coconut rum! Captain Morgan came out with a new shot drink called LocoNut. LocoNut is an insanely delicious shot made with Caribbean rum, coconut liqueur, spice and natural flavors. 


After blasting into the shots category with Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, Captain Morgan LocoNut is shaking things up with its new coconut-flavored shot which comes in a coconut shaped bottle, smells like a coconut and yeah, you guessed it, tastes like a coconut. It’s the perfect shot to enjoy responsibly with friends, co-workers, bro-conuts, fun in-laws, very friendly strangers and of course, coconut lovers over the age of 21. 

Though it is best enjoyed as a chilled shot, Captain Morgan LocoNut can also be served in a tropical cocktail or mixed shot. If sipping the sweet taste of coconut is more your style, try the Loco & Coco or the Captain & Loco: 

Loco & Coco 3 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut Coconut Shot 4 oz. Coconut Water Directions: Combine 
Captain Morgan LocoNut with coconut water and serve over ice. 


Captain & Loco 2 oz. 
Captain Morgan LocoNut Coconut Shot 0.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum Directions: Combine Captain Morgan LocoNut and Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and serve over ice.

I personally enjoy it straight but sometimes, I add it to my coffee giving me that extra kick I need to get things going in the morning :) LocoNut (40 proof, 20% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $14.99 for a 750 ml bottle, and it’s coming to a store (and a beach) near you. And, just when you thought this shot couldn’t get any more loco, Captain Morgan LocoNut is gluten-free! 

Check out some of my other reviews of Captain Morgan products like my other all time favorite until today Captain Morgan's Black Rum.
Jack O'Blast
White Rum
1671 Commemorative Blend Spice Rum 
Cannon Blast 
Grapefruit, Coconut, and Pineapple Rum 



Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

What Tobacco Does to the Teeth and Mouth!


As the weather warms up, young athletes everywhere are getting ready for summer sports to kick off. This season, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) is bringing awareness to facial protection and oral cancer awareness month (April) by providing you with tips to share with the athletes in your life before they hit the field, so you won’t get hit with a large dental bill.


A recent study found that more than 5 million teeth are injured and/or knocked out each year resulting in nearly 500 million dollars spent on replacing teeth. It has also been reported that nearly 12 percent of high school boys admitted to using chewing tobacco. This means spreading awareness of the harms of chewing tobacco and investing in the right facial and mouth protection is essential for your athlete.

Here are some Myths and Facts in which people often get confused on when it comes to tobacco. 

MYTH: Chewing tobacco is better for you than inhaling tobacco.
FACT: There are at least 28 chemicals in chewing tobacco that have been found to cause cancer, that include types like oral, pancreatic and esophageal.

MYTH: Dental injuries only occur in contact sports, so I don’t need a mouth guard if I’m playing a non-contact sport.
FACT: Sports-related injuries often end up in the emergency room and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 600,000 of these visits involve damage to the teeth and mouth – in sports including baseball, acrobatics and bicycling.

MYTH: They only way to prevent oral injuries in sports is wearing a mouth guard.
FACT: While wearing a mouth guard is one effective way to prevent oral injuries in sports, there are also face cages, these protect against trauma to the face. Be sure to do research on the best protective gear before your son or daughter steps on the field.

MYTH: Once a tooth gets knocked out, there isn’t much a dentist can do to repair it.
FACT: Should a tooth get knocked out while playing a sport, or doing anything else, it can be repaired if handled correctly. The sooner you can get to your dentist’s office, the better. Knocked-out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those that are seen by a dentist and returned to their socket within an hour of the injury.

FACT: Injuries in sports are sometimes inevitable. Be sure to do ample research on which sport your son and/or daughter are interested in before they take the field. This will help educate you as a parent on how to best equip them, preventing injuries to their smile, but also any type of injury to their body.


Hopefully you can help prevent or have a new awareness to what is going on when you decide to use tobacco. I know the friends and family always though oh well I am not gonna..........until it was too late. Some of my friends are younger like in their late 20's and already have dentures thanks to smoking or chewing. They, I guess are the lucky ones, others face Oral Cancer which can become deadly if not found and treated in time. 



Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.