Children's Book: Benji and the 24 Pound Banana Squash

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Three important virtues we all want our children to learn are patience, love, and perseverance. This beautiful hardbound children's picture book offers a wonderful example. Benji and the 24 Pound Banana Squash follows a young boy as he saves seeds through the winter, plants them in the spring, cares for the seeds throughout the growing season, and delights in his reward in the fall. His mother is always the quiet voice in the background, encouraging him to develop patience, show his loving care for the seedling, and persevere even while he waits for the first sprout to push up through the soil.
Benji and the 24 Pound Banana Squash is a wonderful story and I love how he and his parents celebrate with a photograph and a delicious treat as they all share the food he has grown for them. The story is written by Alan C. Fox in a language that is easy for children to understand. It's a beautifully illustrated picture book that makes for perfect bedtime reading. It is a also a fabulous starting point to get young children interested in learning to garden to grow their own food, a skill that will last a lifetime.
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Chomp! Plate and Container in One for Kids

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Chomp! containers are an amazing new product for kids that saves time, money, and food. This on-the-go snackbox is also a plate that will hold an entire meal, plus it folds closed to save any leftovers. You can put Chomp! in the fridge and dishwasher too. Each one has an attached handle for easy carrying.
Each Chomp! character opens its big mouth to reveal two separated sections in the bottom. Then open the full-sized plate all the way to find a secure divider that holds even more food in the top two sections. Chomp! containers are BPA-free and microwave safe. Kids will love helping parents fill their favorite character for the next meal.
Fill each section of Chomp! with different kinds of foods, making sure you offer something from all the food groups for balanced nutrition, place the divider over the top sections, then close the lid, and give the carry handle a tug to pull it away from the side. Chomp! eliminates the need for plastic baggies and paper plates, which helps reduce waste.
When it's time to eat, your child only needs to pull the handle flat, open the mouth of their Chomp! container, and remove the divider. The divider is the perfect microwave plate if only one or two of the food items need to be microwaved. The divider fits snugly inside to save leftovers. Stop throwing away leftover food and save it for later.
I think Chomp! is the perfect plate and container for kids for school, park days, road trips, vacations, the beach, and so much more. This full-size plate of food was more than enough for MY lunch. I think Chomp! is a fabulous product for families and offers ways to save time, money, and food. Which character will your child choose?
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Treat Yourself with The Hollywood Silk Solution and Alba1913

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Summer is coming to an end and most of us are back to a busy, hectic lifestyle again. With the time crunch of families, kids, activities, and even the upcoming holidays, it can be hard to find time to treat yourself. The Hollywood Sleep Solution and Alba1913 offer wonderful products to keep you beautiful without sacrificing tons of time.
Alba1913 is a luxurious body butter with a fresh lemon and crisp herbal scent that soothes and relaxes the mind. Made with coconut oil, shea butter, and carrot root extract, its formula shields skin from moisture loss, leaving it with a luscious, velvety texture. This rich formula is easy and quick to smooth onto your skin after bathing or right before bed, improving and hydrating your skin in any season. This luscious body butter is one of my favorites!
After using Alba1913 Body Butter, sink your sleepy head into The Hollywood Silk Solution. This zippered pillowcase is made with the highest grade of long fiber mulberry silk and high grade cotton. The Hollywood Silk Solution is made to reduce bedhead, decrease tugging on delicate facial skin, and reduce sleep crease on your face. I love the cool feeling of the silk against my face! It comes in three colors - white, pink, and caramel. Now you can treat yourself even while you sleep.
Alba1913 and The Hollywood Sleep Solution
are fabulous gift ideas!
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REM-Fit Sleep 500 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Pocket Coil Cooling Mattress #review

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Sleeping comfortably is so incredibly important to your overall health and well-being. The last time I can remember sleeping comfortably was in May of 2016. When we rented a condo in Hawaii for five months last year, we slept on a very thin, old, cheap coil mattress. When we moved here to Kansas, we had to fill an entire apartment with necessary furniture so we purchased an affordable memory foam mattress that turned out to be a disappointing purchase. It left us waking up constantly throughout the night, tossing and turning with our backs and hips hurting, and in general sacrificing any good sleep. The opportunity to review the REM-Fit Sleep 500 12-Inch Hybrid Memory Foam and Pocket Coil Cooling Mattress was an answer to many prayers!
My REM-Fit Sleep 500 Mattress arrived at my front in a tall box. It was a bit heavy, but it easy enough for me to remove it from the box and move it from one room to another by myself. The mattress comes compressed, wrapped in plastic horizontally, and slipped into another plastic covering. It also comes with a tiny backpack that contains the paperwork, instructions for easy setup, and a tool for opening the packaging without damaging the mattress.
The REM-Fit mattress instructions are entitled Ready, Set, Sleep and include five simple steps...arrival, place mattress in room, use mattress opener, unwrap for mattress recovery, then sleep. The mattress also comes with a small booklet called the Rest and Recovery Book, filled with tips on getting a good night's sleep. There is also a coupon enclosed for discounts on their other products, such as the ZEEQ Smart Pillow, Sleep 400 2-Inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper, Energize Collection 400 Series Mattress Protectors and Pillow Covers, and the 400K Series Bedding Protection Kit.
The REM-Fit Sleep 500 Mattress is a combination of memory foam and pocket coil. It has five layers of memory foam for cool comfort, pressure relief, and motion separation, plus a layer of 6-inch pocketed coils for responsive support. It's topped with premium fabric, and the cooling memory foam optimizes airflow, wicking moisture away from the body, and features Nordic Chill fiber which disperses heat throughout the night for cooler, more sound sleep. It's made of hypoallergenic materials, naturally inhibits bacteria, and comes is backed by a 10-year warranty.
The REM-Fit Sleep 500 mattress begins to slowly expand as soon as the outer plastic is removed. Before removing the inner plastic, we maneuvered the mattress into place on the box springs. We opened the plastic from the bottom and removed it easily. It only takes a few minutes for the initial mattress recovery and expansion to be complete, but I think it would be best to let it recover for at least an hour before you actually sleep on it, just to make sure it's fully recovered from it's journey to your home.
As we unwrapped it, we discovered that the bottom of the REM-Fit mattress has tiny little grip dots to keep it from sliding around on the box spring, which I absolutely love. It also features a zipper so that it can be removed for cleaning, another fabulous feature in my opinion. Right away, I could tell that the mattress was taller than the one it's replacing.
For the past year and a half, my sleep patterns have been horrible. It takes forever for me to fall asleep and I wake up several times throughout the night. When I get up in the mornings, my hips and my back hurt. I am tired all the time from restless sleep, even though I sleep seven hours. My husband and I are both "hot" sleepers and he normally only sleeps about five or six hours a night. When we get up at night, we wake each other up. We were anxious to try out the REM-Fit mattress.
We have now slept on the REM-Fit Sleep 500 for three nights. It is absolutely wonderful. Sleep comes almost immediately and we are both sleeping soundly all night long. There is no waking, no tossing, no sweating, and no pain. When I lay down on the mattress, my body sinks down just enough that every part of my body is supported. I have tried laying down on my back, my side, and my stomach, and no matter how I lay down, my entire body is fully supported and cradled. I haven't slept on my stomach in years, even though it's my favorite sleeping position, but now I can.
We are both sleeping much better and waking up more rested. I haven't heard my husband snore in three nights. The first night, he came to bed after I was already asleep and he said I was so silent that he had to check and make sure I was still alive. I am incredibly impressed with the REM-Fit Sleep 500 mattress and I highly recommend it. I can't wait to try out some of their other products. Read more about the REM-Fit Sleep 500 Mattress at rem-fit.com. They have a huge line of products that would make excellent gift ideas for the upcoming holidays!
“Of all the gifts available this holiday season, there’s nothing better than unsurpassed comfort and restfulness,” said James Bell, CEO, REM-Fit. “It doesn’t matter who’s on your list, everyone will enjoy and appreciate the rejuvenating sleep provided by REM-Fit products. If you’re looking for a present your loved ones really will use and enjoy for years to come, REM-Fit is very hard to beat.” 

“REM-Fit technology is what sets us apart,” added John Rachid, President, REM-Fit. “Our designers leave no stone unturned when it comes to incorporating the absolute best designs, fabrics, and cushion materials. The end result is a new level in terms of breathability, moisture and heat management, as well as protection from allergens, bacteria, and insects. And in the case of the ZEEQ Smart Pillow, we’ve developed technology that streams audio, analyzes sleep patterns, corrects snoring, and ultimately maximize the quality of your bedtime.”
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