Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kolcraft

Kolcraft is sponsoring a giveaway at http://www.twoofakindworkingonafullhouse.com/2012/02/kolcraft-sealy-nature-couture-healthy.html?showComment=1330492548724#c2887557647110788325  for a wonderful 2 stage crib mattress. It has toddler comfort foam on one side and is more breathable than standard vinyl crib mattresses. Here is a link to kolcraft to check out their other products as well. http://www.kolcraft.com/
Good luck!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just Some thoughts I had for the Day Since I'm on Day 3 of my 1 month No Sugar Challenge

In this society, people have to actively choose healthful foods to eat. They have to choose to avoid fast food restaurants. They have to choose to not eat sugar in abundant amounts. They have to choose to avoid dairy and greasy meat, and white flour. They have to choose to avoid high fructose corn syrups, trans fat, and harmful preservatives in their snack foods. They have to decide how much chicken they can eat in their lifetime because low levels of arsenic in our chickens that we ingest do not get synthesized by our liver. There is mercury to avoid in some deep water fish, one common being tuna. So weight loss isn't always synonomous with being healthful, but in more cases than not, losing weight does mean a person has reduced their triglycerides and lessened eating non healthful choices. Health is important. But I just thought I'd throw in the other stuff when some people make assumptions that being fat is a fat person's fault. People who become overweight at any point in their lives or has always been overweight often get into a cycle of addictive eating. And, with sugar, which is highly addictive, it is easily accessible, even coersive in that when you don't want to eat any sugary "treats" it most likely can be found in food you think is sugarless. Our society has the unhealthy food in our grocery stores, which is not healthy for anybody, then say they want to stop addictive unhealthful eating in children and adults. I'm not too cynical to say that it's all about money, though it's a large part of the evil food hypocracy we're living in. I honestly think that the reason we don't kick what we know is bad for everyone's health out of the grocery store is because 99.9% of our people are addicted to the bad stuff themselves. I don't want anyone telling me I can't have any access to sugar even when I know it's bad for my health, It doesn't matter if
i'm skinny medium or fat in stature. It's bad for me, but it's engrained into our culture, so I still will probably eat sugar here and there as "a very bad treat for me" for years to come, in a balance I feel comfortable with. The way one person's upbringing yields them, should not be overtly judged and criticized by others, but we should be active in willing to help anyone with a weight problem and addictive eating, to pull them out of the trenches of a unhealthful and unbalanced diet.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Identity Theft Scam Targeted towards Bloggers


I would like to bring to the attention of all my fellow bloggers  the following identity theft scam. I know there are a bunch out there, but I was sent this email which seemed pretty well versed and thoughtfully written.  Nevertheless, upon her response to my reply, I decided I would "google" her links just to be sure.
This turns out to be an identity scam in which cookies are placed on your computer and/or iphone, which can not be altered or changed. This, then gives said "hacker" to retrieve information, passwords, banking, personal identification which said hacker can correlate to your facebook page with your picture. They then can try to claim your identity so they can use your personal information for credit, or worse malicious activities.
Below is our email conversation so you can protect yourself and not have to think twice before deleting this email in your inbox.




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First Correspondence:    On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 8:02 PM, Christine Cho <christine@christinezcho.com> wrote:

Hi Brooksymom,

I was reading your blog today and wonder you could give me an opinion on a diet/fitness app I'm making right now ?

I'm making an app that turns living healthy, and fitness into a RPG game, where users earn points, and "level up' as they achieve their goals. Everytime they eat something healthy like vegetables, they earn points. Everytime they complete a workout, they earn points. You can upload an image of something you'll reward yourself at each level for further motivation, such as new clothes, a spa, vacation, etc.

Each level will present different challenges. The challenges will follow a certain structure. Goals like keeping track of everything you eat, or taking the stairs for a week. Small, concrete goals rather than abstract ones like "be healthy" or "exercise more". The whole point is to create a holistic framework/game that frames living healthy into an empowering journey, and something you can achieve.

I have a beta version of the app + website, and am eager to release it soon, but want to get some feedback before doing so. Would you be interested in being one of the few to see the beta version?

Best,
Christine



Second Correspondence:    On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Cynthia Brooks <cwhateverz@gmail.com> wrote:
Sure, I'd be happy to take a look and give my opinion.

Sincerely,
Cynthia Brooks




Third Correspondence:      Christine Cho
4:59 PM (2 hours ago)

to me
Cynthia,

Thanks for the response! Ok.. well, I launched the beta version of the website at http://www.slimkicker.com . You're one of the first few ppl I'm showing this to :)

The official release of both the app/site is still a month away. But could you share the website with your Facebook friends if you find it interesting?  Maybe tell them it's the Farmville that actually improves your real life body/stats? :)

Best,
Christine
http://www.slimkicker.com
 
 
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Britax Frontier 85 SICT

Okay, so you probably know by now I know a few things about car seats on the market. This one, the Britax Frontier 85 SICT, has some very great qualities. First of all, the Britax Frontier 85 is the tallest booster seat on the market. Some people who already own these have said at http://www.car-seat.org/forumdisplay.php?f=19 that the top of the seat can touch the ceiling of their van when it is extended to its highest setting. This is great for parents who would like to have head support for their older children.
This car seat also is a high weight limit seat meaning that it is a seat in which will harness children at higher weights surpassing the typical 40 pound weight limit car seat and usual very limited height limits. Usual car seats of the soon to be antiquated days of the 1990s and first decade of the 2000s , normally would not last a child in the 95% height and weight past 3 years old, sometimes 2 and 1/2 yrs old. If you wanted a higher weight and higher height limit car seat, you would first need to know they existed because you would not be able to find them at retail department stores. Then, if you knew they existed, you would look no where other than Britax.
I was not aware of Britax until about a year and a half ago. Before then, I would go to my local walmart or kmart and get what they had for my daughters who are now 10 yrs, 4 yrs. and 2 yrs. Britax was not there, Sunshine kids now Known as Diono wasn't there, and you just thought these car seats didn't exist. So my 40 pound 3 year old went into a booster with the auto belt and without a 5 point harness. It was common but now as higher weight and height limit car seats are marketed to stores such as Babies R US, awareness can grow, and you have a chance to win a car seat that can 5 point harness a child up to 85 pounds and practically harness a child of adult height. The Britax Frontier 85 then can act as a booster seat until 120 pounds with the car's auto belt. The Britax Frontier has comfortable armrests, something I think the Diono's Radian car seat is missing in my opinion. The Frontier also has built in cup holders for your child. You can visit britax.com to see what they have to offer if you are intrigued yet not ready yet for a forward facing only harnessed booster seat. They have many seats that can suit your child's needs if they are under 3 yrs old and could better be harnessed rear facing. If your child is ready for a harnessed booster you may enter for a chance to win one from Two of A Kind Working on a Full House here:

http://www.twoofakindworkingonafullhouse.com/2012/01/britax-frontier-85-sict-booster-seat.html

Diono car seat Giveaway Again and Again!

Here is a giveaway from Minnesota Mama's Must Haves, and it is yet again in my current stream of posts, as you can see, a very new popular car seat on the market. It's slim design is among it's top qualities, as many car seats as of late who tout higher weight and height limits do not have this important quality if you wish to fit 3 children in the backseat.

So here it is. Another giveaway this one coming from http://www.minnesotamamasmusthaves.com/2012/01/diono-radianrxt-car-seat-review-and.html



Another Diono Car Seat Giveaway!

This one is from the blog, A Time Out for Mommy. Visit http://www.atimeoutformommy.com/2012/01/sneak-peek-baby-shower-event-diono-radian-rxt-car-seat-review-giveaway.htm#comment-31521 
to enter for your chance to win this car seat, pictured below.

Good luck to all!