When I was asked to review the Infiniti JX35, I jumped at the chance!! Just look at this Crossover! 

When I first drove the Infiniti JX35, I was surprised to see how smoothly it actually drives....a little too smooth at first. I am used to pressing on the gas to accelerate and breaking often takes a while to come to a complete stop. NOT with this car! Breaking is fast and efficient, and accelerating is soft and smooth! While driving this car for a week, I felt as if the whole 'driving' experience was relaxed instead of my usual frantic driving in my own car. You will fall in love with this cars performance!
With a growing family it is always nice to have the extra manoeuvrability with seating and storage. I always find it difficult to 'pack it all in' in a stationary car where the seats do not move. The customization is definitely a bonus.

The exterior is sleek, beautiful and has an overall 'expensive look to it.' I really loved the overall outer look, especially the chrome accents! I think this car appeals to both males and females equally. The interior was also GORGEOUS! Comfortable, sleek and simple. Initially I was overwhelmed with the dashboard, but the control panel makes it easy to adjust to quickly.

This vehicle is very large, that means it can accommodate 7 passengers comfortably. I love how the back seats can be laid flat for storage.  The one handed easy access in the middle row is also a great perk to this car. I loved how the car-seats can stay in tow while folding the seat forward to allow the back passengers entry. Another great feature for any parent is the extra large storage compartment on the dash board and centre console! Great for 'hiding' things that you don't want your children to get their hands 
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Boo :( Too bad I had to give this car up! Don't I look good driving it? lol
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2 VERY Happy campers!! They loved the Infiniti JX35!

Okay, I am going to be completely honest when I say....whoah! This Crossover has EVERYTHING!! The safety features are too many to list! Air bags, breaking system and adaptive headlights are all impressive features of the Infiniti JX35! Fully-equipped with anything your heart desires in terms of safety and usability. I especially loved the heated wind shield wipers that are rain sensitive. Another feature that Infiniti has thought of to make driving safer and simple.

My kids did not want to give this car up! They wanted to live in this car forever! Each time we went for a drive (even a long drive) they sat quietly and comfortably. I personally loved the drivers seat adjust-ability. I usually find driving uncomfortable because of the seating...not in this car! Everything has been thought of perfectly. Height, distance to the wheel and even back pressure is all in accommodation in the Infiniti JX35. Did I mention, the seats have climate control in the passenger and drivers side? As well as separate climate settings for the back passengers! LOVE! No more complaining, 'I'm too hot' 'I'm too cold'!!

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Just take a look at this GORGEOUS dash board!

I think all the features of the Infiniti JX35 are way above average in terms of comfort, safety and security. They have thought of EVERYTHING in this car! I especially loved the Intelligent Key System because it made being a mother so much easier! When having a toddler in tow and another child to look after, this feature made both my hands free to hold onto my children. I love that I did not have to fumble in my purse to look for my keys upon car entry or exiting. The back up Collision Intervention was also a HUGE bonus! In a car this large, it is not always easy to see things behind you (especially when the car is packed with 7 people). Infinity JX35 has made backing out of a parking spot or driveway a little safer by bringing the car to a complete stop for a second if it detects an object or person within the range if your foot is not on the brake pedal. NOW THAT'S TECHNOLOGY!

Here is some more fantastic news....this AMAZING Crossover is now PTPA Approved!! How's that for a family car?
Discolsure: I was not given compensation for this post. Infinity Canada values my opinion and has given me this car for review for the duration of the week at hand. All opinions are my own.
 
 
Baby Monitors are not just for 'babies' anymore...
With the evolution of technology comes, a lot of brilliant uses for it....this is mine.

For the longest time I have been contemplating buying a video baby monitor for my 2 children Not because they are babies, but because they love to play on their own in our finished basement. I often thought of this idea as a dream situation if I had the ability to keep an eye on them at all times, and still could provide them with the space they needed to play. 

When I was approached to review the The Motorola MBP33 Video Baby Monitor I was thrilled, and anxious to put my theory to the test! This monitor has made my life so much easier!

The My ultimate favorite features are the portability and clear image! I used this monitor mainly to keep an eye on my children while at play in the basement, and loved that I could roam the house while still keeping a clear and watchful eye on them at play.

I also really love the 2-way talk feature. Instead of constantly travelling a flight of stairs or yelling every 15 minutes, I am able to communicate and hear them at all times

This monitor is Realiable and easy to use. I have not yet expiereiced a frozen screen or unreliable signal yet from the MBP33 Video Baby Monitor. Not to mention, it is really easy to use right out of the box! The selections and useablity are very similar to a home phone.

Guess what? The Motorola MBP33 Video Baby Monitor has been PTPA Approved!! 

 
 

Kernels popcorn has been a family favourite for many years. Especially on Fridays when the kids and I sit down to watch a movie passed bedtime and indulge in fun snacks and giggles! With so many locations and products that are sold grocery stores, Kernels is hard to resist. 

I was asked to review a location store for Kernels popcorn and I was pleasantly surprised that the store I visited was equally friendly, accessible and clean. The Promenade Mall location was bright and inviting and the staff was happy to assist my every need....not to mention, willing to allow me to 'taste' a bunch of flavors! The kids loved the taste-test and having the ability to pick a flavor all their own. Kernels popcorn has every flavor popcorn imaginable! From sweet, to salty, to spicy! So many flavors to chose from!!

My oldest always picks 'Dill' it is his ultimate favourite flavor! While I really love the candied flavors I always tend to lean towards the 'Canadian Cheddar' as does my littlest muncher. The hubby chooses the spice...he loves anything Jalapeno and was happy to finish the entire bag before leaving the mall.

I personally think that kernels is a great alternative to 'mall snacks' the franchise combines health, taste and a bonding experience for the whole family to enjoy. Sharing a bag of Kernels popcorn is cheaper than most family snacks and can be divided among each family member easily...in my family this is a HUGE bonus! 

Kernels has recently earned the PTPA Seal of approval...a family fave all around!! 
 
 

Looking at this product, you can't help but laugh. I mean, who would have thought a puppet and a blanket could be friends and actually become a 'niche' in today's toy market?

Low and behold! The 'CuddleUppet' a combination of a blanket and a puppet. These things are genius! My 3 year old is fixated with his blue elephant and will not go anywhere without it. A best friend that is life sized and ooooohhh soooo cuddly!!

Before our CuddleUppet we call, 'Elephante' I had to lay with my little man on the couch, in bed and hear constant whining in the car to and from our destination. NOT ANYMORE! Our CuddleUppet is a friend, a puppet, a costume and even a blankie. A lot of people have stopped to ask where I have gotten this life-sized pet. I have washed it at least 3-4 times and it has still remained as soft as the first day we got it! 

Thank goodness for the CuddleUppet!! We are looking to buy more for friends as gifts!

A unique combination of a Blanket and a Puppet! Patented Designs and incredible soft Cuddly Material makes this line a "must have" for all children! 
Price : $$19.99

 
 
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When I had my first-born my mother told me to place him on the potty every half an hour to ensure an easy transition from the diaper. Once he conquered the half an hour mark, I increased the increments so that he could hold his bladder longer. This method worked! Within a few short days he was trained. The hard part was getting through those few LONG days with my eyes glued to the clock and the worry of finding a potty! 

Well, thanks to Potty Time the second time around was a BREEZE! Potty Time supports any potty training method by helping children: Listen to their bodies Stop what they are doing and go to the bathroom Celebrate their successes Deal with accidents in a positive way Appreciate their amazing bodies. We are a signing family and this fit us just perfectly! The DVD is fun, educational and interactive. My son loved the music and was so thrilled to start his journey to the thrown! Best of all, the package came with a colorful watch that uses music and blinking lights to remind your child that it’s time to go! I started him off at 30 min intervals then increased to 60, and eventually 90-minute intervals. 

My son loved when the watch sounded, we all danced and made our way to the potty with ease! It took 3 short days to potty train him without having the stress of watching the clock or having to place a screaming child on the potty--instead he wanted to go because he felt 'special' and it was fun! *note* I also used the potty watch on the night-table and set it to 90 minute intervals. This was a perfect stretch for our night-time routine. 1 accident later....and the rest is history!! YAY Potty time! AMAZING PRODUCT FOR ANY FAMILY OF CHILDREN! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! GENIUS IDEA!  
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The Anxiety-Free Child Program was a program I particularly wanted to test. Being a mother to a very anxious and stressed child, I have always searched for ways to  'connect' with him. This was a perfect opportunity to do so. 

Since starting this program (im not finished) I have already seen my son become a more confident and secure little individual. As well, his sleep has improved and he has become less hyperactive because of the Anxiety-Free Child Program. 

The program offers great tips on what to look for in your child at the present and how to improve on what already exists within their state. I found it very customizable to my individual needs as a parent looking to improve their child's life and lifestyle. I also really loved the fact that the program emphasizes that this is NOT the parents fault- as many people seem to believe. 

The company offers a 60-day money back guarantee---this is because it really works. 
http://www.anxietyfreechildren.com/ 
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Tegu blocks are the new-wave in cognitive play for children! This product allows for children to experiment, learn and dream. A genius remake of the simple block set. Durable, fun and functional! Tegu blocks are non-toxic and made from sustainable wood. They have magnets embedded in them for hours of creative play for children (and adults) of all ages! 

My children sat for hours playing with these blocks, they even figured out that they stick to the fridge! Tip: use a baking sheet to allow for continuous creative play! The blocks are definitely heirloom quality and will withstand many generations to come. A great investment at a slightly high price-point ($125 for 52 piece set). The way I look at it is that I rather spend a little more on Eco-friendly toys that are simply creative and fun, then a bunch of plastic toys that last a few days before boredom sets in. 

The set includes cube shapes, large planks, small planks and jumbo planks. The set also comes in a very durable package that can be used for later storage. The company, based in Honduras' main focus is to help the crumbling economy. Through the sales of Tegu blocks, trees are getting planted and child education in Honduras as well as Holistic employment for its people. Great company, excellent product and hours of imaginative fun!  
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A great way to inspire imaginations, extremely fun and irresistible to all. 'Anamal'z figures are simple, interactive and durable. The toys are designed in Australia and made from sustainable maple wood and textiles, which means that in addition to being so fun and cute, they are also eco-friendly!  With the prehistoric series, Farm, Australian and Wild collections these toys are a must-have on my list!


Each animal (sold seprately) has an attached tag with a web-code for interactive play online. The site is simplistic and easy to use for children, with information that describes each animal individually with fun facts about their new pet. My 4 year old especially loved this aspect of the toy because it gave the animal a 'life' of its own. The dancing game was a hit in our home-even for me! It was amazing to see a wooden figure come to life through animation!

The site, much like the toy is basic and easy, making computer time limited. In my opinion, this is a refreshing outlook to the over-stimulating toy sector. This company brings simplicitydurability and environment back to the basics.
In comparison to plastic toy animal competitors, I would much rather spend a little extra money on 'Anamalz' and have piece of mind that my children are playing with safe and imaginatively liberating toys. Not to mention, they look expensive and chic too!!

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