Saturday, March 14, 2015

Leap Frog's 20/20 Reading Challenge


Join Leap Frog for the 20/20 Reading Challenge.

                       March is reading month.




Reading to your child for 20 minutes a day helps them 
March Reading Month Challenge  

Leap Frog is helping families make reading part of your every day routine. Reading is important to a child's development. Children who are read to at home  frequently have an academic advantage, like counting up 20 or higher, writing their name. 
I have a 5  year old grand daughter , and I myself, her mother read to her since she was a baby. She is now in kindergarten and knows how read, write her name and she reads to me. She read a whole book to me one night by herself without any help. I've read to my children all the time when they were small and it really helps them and encourages them to keep reading.

 
Leap Frog is "  will be partnering with a great non-profit,  Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation, to donate 20 Leap Reader  books to the foundation's under-served classrooms for every pledge received. Through this program, they plan to donate over 350,000 books to children in need.

Take the pledge  and read with your child 20 minutes a day and help them develop life long skills for their future. Visit Leap Frog to take the pledge and help them donate books to children in underserved schools  http://www.leapfrog.com/en-us/learning-path/theme-category-pages/national-reading-month-challenge .



Disclaimer: Restless Mama In Michigan did not get paid or recieve any kind of product for this post. Restless Mama InMichigan is helping to spread the word about how important it is to read at least 20 minutes a day to your child)children).

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Steps To Prepare You For Spring Forward

                    Sunday March 8, 2015 is DST 

           Don't forget to set your clocks ahead

Tips On  How To Adjust With Day Light Savings Time (DST) With Sleep Number.

Do You have Trouble adjusting to Daylight Savings?

It's that time of year again, Daylight Savings Time. If you're like me you're not looking forward to loosing an hour of sleep and trying to adjust on how to catch up on sleep. I prepare by  going to bed earlier  before the time change. I'm a night owl and like to stay up late but I force myself to shut things down like my laptop and tv as it keeps me up later . It takes me weeks to adjust to the time change. It takes days or weeks to finally get your body adjusted to the time . 30 % of Americans get less than 6 hours of sleep every night. Research shows that there's a 17 % increase of accidents the Monday after Daylight savings Time. These tips will help you to prepare to adjust before and after.


Things you can do to prepare ahead of time


 15 more minutes According to new national sleep survey from Sleep Number, over half (54 percent) of the respondents don’t feel they are getting enough sleep to be at their best. And when we lose an hour of sleep due to DST beginning, that sleep loss is even more evident. To make the time adjustment easier, don’t boil the ocean; start going to bed 15 minutes earlier than the night before… do this for 3-4 days.
o     Live in the future. On Saturday, live your life as if it's already an hour ahead. For example, drink your last cup of coffee at 11 am (because that is really noon). Since caffeine has an approximate half-life of 6 hours, you don’t want to consumer caffeine after noon as it may impede your sleep. 
o     Put down the screens. Survey results indicate that people who use devices in bed are more likely to feel they don’t get enough sleep (51 percent). Always make a screen-free zone about an hour before bedtime, which gives the eyes and mind time to relax before getting shut-eye (and allows the sleep hormone melatonin to trigger sleepiness). People in the Western region of the U.S. are the biggest tech-in-bed offenders, with 66 percent of respondents bringing devices to bed.
o    Monitor sleep to improve it. Fifty-eight percent of people wish they knew more about how to improve the quality of their sleep, yet only 16 percent actually monitor their sleep (versus 41 percent who track exercise and 43 percent who track diet). And, women are more likely to focus on improving their sleep compared to men. Sleep Number’s Sleep IQ technology offers a simple solution to those who want to know better sleep. 

Switch to decaf coffee in the afternoon. It takes up to 11 hours for caffeine to wear off.
Exercise in the daytime. Exercising  before bedtime can keep you awake instead of  helping you sleep.
Turn off electronics an hour before bedtime. Laptops, I Pads, game systems, and tv keeps you alert instead of relaxing.
Go to bed 15 minutes earlier and wake up a little bit later 4 days before.This helps to ease into the adjustment.

  Tips To Bounce Back:

*  keep your bedroom dark. Night lights can disturb your sleep.*  Stand under the brightest light  in a room first thing in the morning, it will rest your body clock.
*   Maintain a Comfortable Room Temperature In Your Bedroom. Ideal temperature is 65-67 degrees.


  A better mattress for a better sleep

                      Sleep Number beds with Sleep IQ technology with Dual Air 

                        Sleep IQ Technology tracks your sleep by measuring your breathing,
                           movement, and heart rate. With a touch of a button, you can adjust your
                           side of your Sleep number bed with a wireless remote. 
                        

                        Sleep Number offers (4) four different series of beds with any budget.

                             1)  Innovation Series 
                             2) Memory Foam Series
                             3) Performance Series
                             4) Classic Series 
             

                             
                       Benefits Of A Sleep Number Beds 

                            * fall asleep faster
                            * sleep more soundly and wake feeling more rested and rejuvenated.
                            * relieves back pain relief
                            * fewer aches and pains
                            * Improve sleep quality
                            * fall asleep faster and get more sleep
                             * increase energy


                      Sleep Number offers 24 months of  financing   credit card  till April 4, 2015 on all  sleep                                 number beds  . For more information on the Sleep Number beds quality and  types of 
                         mattress and  features click on their link here http://www.sleepnumber.com/sn/en/     


Disclosure: Restless Mama  In Michigan  worked with Sleep Number  and was paid to write this post using information  provided. 



                          

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Englander Sleep Mattress

                              Englander Hybrid Mattress






 Designed for any lifestyle , no matter what. Made  from combined layers of  100% of natural latex, gel infused high density memory foam.It keeps you warm in the winter and cooler in the summer.






Features and Benefits
* an infused gel layer for a more comfortable and cooler sleep experience.
Reticulated high-density memory foam for optimum air circulation & pressure relief.
*micro encased coils for individual sleep support and 
relaxation.
* upholstered cover with air flow technology



Englander® is now introducing the E-gel™ mattress, featuring exclusive Cool Blue Sleep Technology™
- permanently bonded memory foam and solid gel cells. This is the perfect combination for a great night's sleep.

• Solid gel cylinders provide more cooling & support
• Permanently bonded visco foam and gel cells
            • Reduces vibration and sound waves
            •  absorbs shock

Promotes Health & Wellness

• Lowers body temperature
• Allows for better blood flow
• Reduces pressure & pain to shoulders and hips
• Maintains proper support for spinal alignment
• Conforms to your size, shape and weight
• Increases circulation
• Gives you a deeper night's sleep


Here is a photo of the mattress my husband and I bought .We went to Dan Dan The Mattress Man in  Midland, MI .We buy all our beds from there. Customer service is great, no pressuring you to buying what you don't want. Dan waited on us and was very helpful when it came to the different kinds of mattresses. He had us try them out by laying on different ones to see what felt best to us and wasn't in any hurry. This mattress helps keep you warm in the winter and cooler in the summer with its gel as described above.  

This mattress is very soft and comfortable and forms to your body. It won't sag like other mattresses do. I would recommend this mattress. 

Protect your mattress with a mattress cover to keep it clean and stain free. I purchased the Slumber Safe as shown below. It's made with two (2) layers , 100% cotton and terry .The first layer is made to absorb moisture and comfort. The second layer is breathable  waterproof membrane  for  moisture and body fluids to prevent stains .








Dan has gives great deals on anything you need with low prices and many manufactures,   furniture, home decor, lamps, rugs, fireplace mantels and  even outdoor furniture. Visit Dan Dan The Mattress Man for store hours and location here http://dandanthemattressman.com/  
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DanDanTheMattressMan
Dan is located in Midland, Mt. Pleasant, and Cadillac

 For general questions and inquiries about sleep and sleep disorders, request consumer information from:
NATIONAL CENTER ON SLEEP DISORDERS RESEARCH
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE NHLBI
Information Center
P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824
Phone: 301-435-0199 Fax: 301-480-3451
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncsdr
NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION
1552 K Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-347-3471 Fax: 202-347-3472
www.sleepfoundation.org
For a free copy of the Better Sleep Guide, email: bsc@sleepproducts.org or write to:
BETTER SLEEP COUNCIL GUIDE
P.O. Box 19534, Alexandria, VA 22320-0534

TO HELP YOUR CHILD SLEEP BETTER, send $1.00 and a stamped, self-addressed business size envelope to the Better Sleep Council and ask for the Parent/Child Sleep Guide.

Disclaimer: Restless Mama In Michigan received a discount from Dan Dan The Mattress Man for a review on this mattress.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quality Omega 3 fish Oil Supplements

                   Quality Encapsulations

Triple Strength Omega 3 Fish Oil 

                     
                     


 Omega 3 Fish Oil What it is and how it's good for you 


Fish oil is a rich source of the two essential omega-3 fatty acids known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). It is found in the fatty tissues of cold water, oily fish. It is also available in supplement form for those who eat little or no fish.


Research on fish oil was happening back in 1970's when they discovered that the Eskimos of Greenland had a lower heart disease from having a diet of eating  nearly a pound of whale and seal meat. Researchers found that the Natives had almost no heart disease and had negligible rates of arthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases like joint swelling, bursitis and more. There's more, countries around the world who eat a diet in heavier fish and sea products tend to have fewer incidences of these diseases rather than the the typical western diet. Studies show that taking the right amount of  Omega 3 fish Oil can serve the body many good qualities.



Why we need it

Fish Oil is an all around product that makes you feel better . It has many benefits as listed below. It also has 5 star reviews on Amazon.com. You can read them here. http://www.amazon.com/Omega-Fish-Oil-Aftertaste-Pharmaceutical/dp/B00LDUS8H8/ref=sr_1_11?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1422155806&sr=1-11&keywords=omega+3+fish+oil

I was asked to do a review on the Omega 3 Fish Oil Triple strength and I started taking the fish oil a couple of weeks ago . I'm all about going the natural route instead of taking perscripion  meds from a doctor  that has side affects and that's what nice about these. There is no side affects to them and the pills don't stick together like other gel capsules do and there is no after taste. I suffer from chronic neck and shoulder pain on a regular basis and my muscles in my shoulders are always inflamed due to the muscles being tight and swallon. I've been taking the Omgea 3 Triple Strength. I've haven't had as much inflammation as I usually do. I'm also more alert and feel better that what I use to be . I take two (2) capsules daily. I take one in the morning and the other in the early evening. I've done some reading on the Omega 3 fish oil and came up with interesting facts and the benefits. I didn't know it had so many benefits until I started reading more about it. I also found that my father in- law's Dr( and also mine) recommended him to take them due to his heart problems. Fish Oil helps the arteries from forming blood clots. Here are some facts.


Benefits of Omega 3

  • Omega 3 Fish Oil With 600 Mg DHA + 800 Mg EPA Per serving.
  • No Fishy Aftertaste.
  • Helps support healthy heart, brain, joints, vision, skin, and cardiovascular health.
  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Alzheimer's
  • Depression 
  • Hair
  • Nails
  • Cholesterol
  • A.D.H.D
  • PCB Tested
  • Made in the U.S.A

Fish Oil is good for the young and old. Make sure you take the right amount of dosage for the appropriate age.



Disclaimer: Restless Mama In Michigan received a bottle of Omega 3 Triple Strength for my honest opinion on this review.



Sunday, January 4, 2015

Collage Photo Books

                                     Collage Photo Books

                                       

                                                             




Do you have photos sitting on your computer or other devices, or on your facebook, instagram or flickr? Make a photo book from Collage.com Its easy to do and doesn't take very long, you can whip one up in no time with their easy to use program. The book builder has everything you need to make a great looking book. It has everything you need from backgrounds, editing tools, frames, text, cropping and more. It also has an auto innovative replacement engine that will help you build your pages. When you upload your photos they are put up in a box on the left side of your page and that makes it easy to swap your photos. You can share your photo books online with your friends and family .Below I have a snapshot of the second book I made .  You can see your pages all at once and you can move your pages around in any order you choose. You can click on your page and it will enlarge it for better viewing for editing , resizing etc. Each book is printed on acid free heavy weight archival paper and is backed by 100%  Satisfaction Guarantee.

If you would like view my photo books from Collage.com here is my link. http://www.collage.com/finish#projects

Book 1 - Toddlers
size 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 hardcover
This book I made into a portrait book of two toddlers and used full size images. The first page 1 I used for the contents of the photos, like the date, location of the photos . 
Here is a page layout of the whole book.








layout of book 

page 1- contents page









Book 2 - Pets
size 8"x 6" softcover This book I used full size images and I did a page layout with a couple of photos on each page
Here is a page layout of the whole book



Layout of book 2 



This is your editing tools.

Here is where I added the  frames.








I added frames on these four pages.



                   





     

I  Added a background paper on all four of these pages.












You can make a photo book in many different sizes
Soft-Cover                 Hard -Cover
6" x 4.5"                      8" x 8"
8"x 6"                          11 1/2" x 8 1/2 "
8" x 8"                         12"x 12"
                                    14" x 10 1/2"

Photo books are fun to make, nice to look at and they make great gifts for anyone. So what are you waiting for? Make yours today and share it online with your friends and family . 
Make a 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" hard- cover book for $25 plus free shipping. Here's the link to Collage.com http://www.collage.com/home
You can also make other great gifts as well , like posters, canvas, calendars,beach towels, pillows, mouse pads and many more items. Check them out today and make your photo product, you're gonna like it or your money back.











Disclaimer: Restless Mama In Michigan received a 8"x 6" soft-covered photo book and a 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" hard-cover photo book for this review.
 













Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Canon Is A Great Family Chritmas Gift from Best Buy



Canon EOS Rebel TSi DSLR

put the Canon EOS Rebel TSi on your Christmas list for that special someone, or for the family to capture those special moments during the holidays .Weather you're into photography as a hobby  or you wanna get started into photography and looking to buy a real good camera then you came to the right place. I'm a photographer and I can say that having a good camera or two makes all the difference when it comes to good quality, after all it is your main tool. Here are the options the Canon EOS Rebel TSi has to offer. 


                                                                       

 Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video  
•      Continuous auto focus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3" vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

      
Why should you purchase this camera? Canon has been around for many many years and always comes out with great cameras. They are good quality cameras that you can enjoy using. Canon is the top of the line when it comes to cameras as they're always improving them and making them even more better and more high tech., I've always heard good things about Canon's cameras in my social media groups and it has a 4.8 star rating with  some great  reviews from the customers who bought them.  When you're shooting special events and things you want a camera that won't slow you down with speed, you want to be able to shoot continuously and this camera does just that. It has everything you need. 

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i 
  has 18.0 mega pixels , a wide ISO  range of 100-12800 expandable for low light performance.
You can shoot 5 FPS (frames per second) it  also utilizes 9 focus points to keep images sharp even in challenging high-speed shooting situations.
  The 3.0 inch  touch screen flips out for flexible  positioning and intituitive  operation.
 7 different creative filters that let you choose from  soft focus, fish- eye effect, water painting, art bold, toy camera effect and miniature and you can view them before you take the photo
 compatible with EF and EFs lenses.
  Choose from Scene Intelligent Auto, creative auto, landscape, close-up, sports, special scene modes (night portrait, HDR backlight control), and more.
 Hybrid CMOS AF System that increases the auto focus speed for photos and video . The HD for shooting videos has a built in stereo microphone with manual audio level adjustments and you can record your videos in different size frames with selectable frame rates 

Here's the link to check it out for your self with a video included. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/canon-eos-rebel-t5i-dslr-camera-with-18-135mm-is-stm-lens-black/8154204.p?id=1218865165968&skuId=8154204

:"Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20"





Disclaimer:    Restless Mama In Michigan  has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

(ie: LG OLED is a great family gift from Best Buy).

Discover LG OLED TV – The Ultimate Display!
What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors.

LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED Smart TV





Your first kiss. A baby's first steps.The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG's latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you've ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.
 Imagine sitting in your living room or your theater room and watching your favorite movie in 3D, or watching home videos, viewing your photos or having a lazy day and want to go online and connect to your wireless network  on a LG OLED 55"  3D HGTV Smart TV that is not your normal flat LED  screen. This LG OLED has a curved shape . It has 1080 pixels resolution content at  it's highest level. The sound quality has Dolby Digital 2 channel surround sound system with DTS decoders and clear voice II technology. This LG OLED has everything you need in a smart tv and you will enjoy every minute of it and is worth every penny spent. See it in action http://www.bestbuy.com/site/home-promotions/lg-oled-tvs/pcmcat337200050001.c?id=pcmcat337200050001
 With 29 reviews and 5 star overall customer ratings, every person from those reviews are satisfied of the quality and overall features this LG OLED has and would recommend it to their friends. You can view them on this link http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-55-class-54-5-8-diag--oled-curved-1080p-smart-3d-hdtv/7846019.p?id=1219295374459&skuId=7846019#tabbed-customerreviews Below you will see more features this LG OLED TV has to offer.   (ie: LG OLED is a great family gift from Best Buy). 

Features

Every aspect of LG OLED TV is designed to enhance your viewing pleasure. The curve of the screen is designed so that your eyes are equally distant from all parts of the screen when sitting in front of the TV, providing a natural and immersive viewing experience. It's an artful evolution of the traditional flat screen, designed for maximum impact. Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

·       *  4 Color Pixel technology: enhances color range and accuracy. 10 bit color depth that displays  photos in clarity. 
·        * Super thin design:  1.7" in depth and only has two layers and is light weight and wafer thin.
          * 4 HDMI Inputs: for  the best quality theater system (sold separately  )
·        * Organize your entertainment with webos:  the only smart tv  that has webos with a launcher menu that pulls together all of your entertainment choices. webOS serves up entertainment** options that neatly  organize your recent viewing history,  what's on live TV, and what you might like to watch next, resume play from your recent apps while  the  integrated LG Store is ready to deliver the latest movies, TV shows and apps.
          * Smart Enabled -access all of your entertainment  streaming online to listen to music, watch tv and more through Netflex, Hulu Plus, Pandora,
            * 3D CinemaBring the movie theater thrills of 3D into your home with 4 pair of 3D glasses included.

          * 3 USB 2.0 ports: Support playback of a variety of video, photo and audio files stored on a compatible digital camera, camcorder or other USB-enabled device.

          * Voice activated remote:  control your blue-ray /DVD player, access your apps, change the                       channel with voice recognition. 

    * watch 2D images: come to life  in 3D 
           * Built In WI-FI : stream online and connect to your wireless network
          * Two player game play without a split screen:  video gamers can play  side by side with dual play and  have a full screen with the 3D technology.
          * 3 USB 2.0 Ports :Support playback of a variety of video, photo and audio files stored on a compatible digital camera, camcorder or other USB-enabled device.
            * Energy Saver: estimated yearly cost $17


 Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500).  If you need financial help Best Buy will work with you to help with your purchase.  Here is a list of what's included.

  • LG 55" Class - OLED - Curved - 1080p - Smart - 3D - HDTV
  • Stand
  • Magic remote
  • 4 pairs of 3D glasses (2 clip, 2 F310)
  • Owner's manual
  • Free Bonus Item

    LG - 4.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
    With an on-board 3D Surround Processor, this 4.1-channel LG NB5541 soundbar creates a full-bodied surround sound experience, so you can bring your media to life. The wireless subwoofer provides powerful bass response.




To build a complete 3D home theater system, we recommend you purchase a 3D Blu-ray player, high-speed HDMI cable and an A/V receiver that is compatible with 3D products.


Disclaimer:   The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free