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New ACT Kids Toothpaste: Say No to Cavities #ACTKidsToothpaste

This post and party was sponsored by ACT Kids Toothpaste but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Dental care is serious business in our house, not only because the health of our teeth is closely tied to our overall health, but also because a healthy smile helps boost confidence and self-esteem, which are of considerable significance for our children and their future. We make sure our kids brush at least twice a day, floss nightly, and visit the dentist every six months. At the same time, we want them to have fun while taking good care of their pearly whites. Thanks to ACT Kids and MommyParties, my kids got to invite some of their friends over last week for a fantastic house party, during which they played fun games, learned great tips for cavity prevention, and best of all, each received a super-duper ACT Kids Toothpaste goodie bag!

There are quite a few common daily battles that moms have with their kids and getting kids to brush their teeth is one of them for many moms. According to a recent survey, nearly 4 in 10 moms (35%) say getting their kid(s) to brush their teeth is one of their most frustrating daily battles, in line with convincing their kid(s) to eat their veggies (38%) and putting their kid(s) to bed at night (40%).*

While our kids are fairly cooperative in terms of brushing their teeth every morning and evening, it is quite challenging for us to exercise quality control. They don't always brush long enough or thoroughly enough. So I still need to step in and remind them about proper brushing techniques from time to time. I've noticed however, that they do better when they use a toothpaste in a flavor they like and one with which they can make a lot of bubbles.

My kids and I were equally excited to unbox our ACT Kids Toothpaste party pack, which included a good number of handy party supplies, educational materials, activity sheets and ten goodie bags filled with ACT Kids Toothpaste samples, colorful toothbrushes and cute gadgets in the shape of healthy teeth.

We started the party off with a light brunch with rolls, sandwiches, cheese, fresh fruit, organic beef jerky and dark chocolate almond bars. We were then ready to educate ourselves about oral care, cavity prevention, healthy eating, etc through the materials and activities provided in the party kit. It was a rewarding and entertaining experience for both the kiddos and their parents. I was shocked to find out that more than 16 million children in the US suffer from tooth decay, with 25% getting cavities before entering kindergarten and 80% by age 171. Thankfully, fluoride toothpaste like ACT Kids Toothpaste can effectively strengthen kids teeth and protect them from cavities.

Specially developed for kids ages 2 and up, ACT Kids Toothpaste is available in two fun flavors that kids love: Bubble Gum and Fruit Punch. Based on feedback from my kids, the toothpaste leaves their mouth feeling fresh and clean, with no unpleasant aftertaste.

Through the color-coded infographic provided by ACT Kids, the kiddos learned about ways to keep their teeth healthy, such as brushing with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day for two minutes each time, flossing daily, visiting the dentist regularly, and adding rinse to dental care routine starting at the age of 6. ACT Kids Anticavity Fluoride Rinse, if used for 60 seconds a day, helps children ages 6 years and older reduce cavities up to 40% more than brushing alone! A healthy, balanced diet, and fluoridated water also help prevent tooth decay. That piece of knowledge is reinforced by the Happy Tooth Vs. Sad Tooth craft project and the matching game we played at the party. Now the kids know better about what food and drink their teeth like and what they should try to stay away from.

The most anticipated moment for the kids at the party, of course, wass time to find out what's inside their goodies bags. Each of our little party guests left with a big smile on their faces and I expect their smiles to be even healthier with the help of ACT Kids Toothpaste!

Visit for information about the new ACT Kids Toothpaste, which is now available at a variety of retail locations, including select Walmart, Walgreens and Target locations. You may want to print out this $1 off coupon at and bring it to the stores where ACT Kids Toothpaste and Rinse are sold. Hope your child will love the new product as much as we do. Please feel free to share your thoughts and personal experience with us in the comments section. Happy brushing!

*This survey was sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare and conducted online using Toluna's QuickSurveys methodology between February 13, 2017 and February 14, 2017 among 1,150 moms with children between the ages of two and 12 in the USA. Respondents for Toluna QuickSurveys are selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Toluna surveys.

1“NIH Consensus Statement, Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life” Vol. 18, Number 1, March 2001.

Sneaky Chef No Nut Butter + Fruit Spread Review & Variety Pack Giveaway {Cruising to Win Giveaway Hop}

Chef and best-selling author Missy Chase Lapine, aka The Sneaky Chef, has been known for having transformed the way America feeds its families by creating a unique method of "sneaking the good stuff" in kids' favorite recipes to make every meal more nutritious. Just in time for back-to-school this year, The Sneaky Chef has recently developed a new line of fruit spreads, which pair perfectly with Sneaky Chef's award-winning No Nut Butter as the "PEA"B & J that everyone can enjoy, including those with food allergies!

Sneaky Chef Fruit Spreads come in a variety of fun flavors never seen before in the jelly aisle like Watermelon Slice, Caramel Apple, Cherry Vanilla Pop and Blue Razz Berry, as well as time-honored classics Grape-licious, Strawberry Patch and Red Razz Berry. What makes these fruit spreads truly special is that each jar contains three hidden veggies - carrot, beet and sweet potato.

Free of peanuts, tree nuts and seeds, Sneaky Chef No Nut Butter provides a deliciously safe alternative to peanut butter. It's made from naturally sweet and nutty tasting golden peas, which means a generous amount of veggie protein. Available in Creamy and Chocolate flavors, Sneaky Chef No Nut Butter is all natural, Non-GMO, soy free, gluten free, dairy free, with no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils, and no artificial colors or flavors.

The Sneaky Chef kindly invited my family to try out three of her products: Blue Razz-berry Fruit Spread, Chocolate No Nut Butter and Grab ‘n Go Creamy No-Nut Butter. They all taste awesome and go well together as a spread on bread and crackers, a dip for fresh fruits and veggies, or a topping for pancakes and waffles. They are great to have for a meal or snack at any time of the day. The Blue Razz-berry Fruit Spread has a smooth texture and a berry sweet taste. I love that the Chocolate No Nut Butter contains only half the sugar of other chocolate spreads, so we can enjoy the rich chocolate flavor without having to worry about getting to much sugary contents. Grab ‘n Go Creamy No-Nut Butter comes in convenient easy-to-open small packages, perfect to pack in the kids' lunchbox and good for portion control!

Cicis Pizza National Picnic Month Prize Pack Giveaway (ARV $363)

Summer provides a great opportunity to eat outside. A family picnic would be fun, be it on the beach or in the park. What's your go-to picnic food choice? How about hot, fresh baked pizzas? Check out what Cicis Pizza has to offer and enter to win an amazing prize pack including $300 in gift cards and more!

Cicis, the nation’s top family-friendly pizza buffet restaurant, is always ready to offer fun and delicious meals. Cicis offers great tasting food full of flavorful choices at a great value while delivering a fun and friendly dining experience. At Cicis, guests can enjoy a wide variety of pizzas, including stuffed crust, deep-dish and flatbreads, along with pastas, salads and desserts for dine-in, carry-out and catering. There's something delicious for everyone who walks through Cicis’ doors!

To celebrate National Picnic Month, Cicis’ has an unbelievable summer special available to all: “3 Medium 1-Topping Pizzas for $4 each!

In honor of this great special and National Picnic Month, Cicis’ is ready to bring us some fun with two awesome sweepstakes! One will be held over at Cicis’ Instagram page, where they will be asking fans to share photos of their own picnics for a chance to win pizza-themed picnic baskets. All you have to do is post an original photo of your pizza picnic spread using the hashtags #pizzapicnic and #sweepstakesentry and tag @officialcicis in the photo description to receive one entry into the sweepstakes.

This sweepstakes starts on July 17, 2017 and ends on July 30, 2017, for more information and rules head over here.

Each winner of the Cicis’ Instagram Sweepstakes will receive a Cicis’ picnic basket containing one $150 Cicis gift card, one pizza-themed picnic blanket, one pizza-themed pool float and one cooler tote.

Stay Hydrated with Tommee Tippee Prize Pack Review & Giveaway {Aloha Summer Giveaway Hop}

It is extremely important to stay hydrated during the summer heat, especially for the little ones who are constantly on the move. Tommee Tippee, UK's top baby and toddler brand, is saying “aloha” to summer with a new line of products featuring cute and colorful designs. Their limited edition Aloha Sippee Cups and Tuff Stuff Stainless Steel Cups, in particular, make drinking water a lot more fun for animal-loving babies and toddlers.

Surf on into hydration with Tommee Tippee Hawaiian Adventure cups! These limited edition Aloha Sippee Cups are available in three types (Trainer Sippee Cups, Sippee Cups, and Insulated Straw Tumblers) and a total of 12 surf and ocean inspired designs. The Aloha Trainer Sippee Cups with an 8 oz capacity are designed to help babies 7 months and up learn how to drink like a grown-up.

I received one in blue and one in green for review. The sea turtle and shark on the cups are adorable and appealing to the little ones. The easy-grip handles are perfectly sized for tiny hands and can be removed when the novice drinkers become more experienced. The sprout is super soft and gentle on baby's sensitive gums, while the two-piece valve gets liquid to flow easily through the spout, allowing for a smooth and comfortable drinking experience. The non-spill valve is removable, easy to clean and helps minimize mess by keeping the cup leak-proof at all times. The cups are so lightweight that my baby can easily lift them up with one hand. I also love that the cups are transparent, which increases the baby's interest in drinking by allowing her to see the fluid inside. Each cup retails for just $4.49 at Toys R Us.
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