Skeptic Turned Supporter: My NuCulture Challenge Results

This post was written by the Experimental Mommy in partnership with iConnect and Alternascript. All opinions remain 100% mine.

Earlier this month, I told you about a new probiotic launching on June 6th from Alternascript called NuCulture.  I made no apologies for being a skeptic but when the bottle arrived I will admit that my curiosity got the better of me. To recap:

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NuCulture contains 5 probiotic strains, each patented, extensively clinically studied in double blind placebo controlled studies on healthy human populations, and formulated to a clinically effective CFU to actually work.

When the product arrived, I was surprised that it did not have to be refrigerated like some priobiotics on the market. I also loved that it came with an informative pamphlet explaining the benefits of regularly taking the supplement. Opening the bottle, I was pleased to see that the size of the pill was not huge and I could easily swallow it without an aftertaste either.

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I have been taking NuCulture for about two weeks now and I am happy to report that not only have I had ZERO side effects but I have honestly felt better. The bloated, sluggish feeling is disappearing which is great since we are headed to a beach vacation soon!  While it’s only been two weeks, I started feeling the benefits just after a few days and I can’t wait to see what happens over the next several months of continuing the probiotic.

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If you want to give NuCulture a try, they are offering a 14 day completely free trial including free shipping! NuCulture is now available as a subscription and each bottle contains 30 capsules and is $47.89 per month.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary. While I liked the product, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The Secret Life of Pets Ticket Giveaway!

This post was written by the Experimental Mommy. While I received tickets to the movie, all opinions remain 100% mine.

There are few movies that I have been this excited to see. When we went to the theater and saw The Secret Life of Pets as a short animated intro to the movie we were there to see, the entire theater laughed out loud. At the time, it hadn’t been announced that it would be a feature film but I definitely thought it could be a hit. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one!

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Universal’s “The Secret Life of Pets” will premiere on July 8th! Here’s a synopsis of the PG-rated film:

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.   Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks.  Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch.

I could not be more excited to attend the advanced screening on July 5th! Who’s with me? I have 2 Family Four packs to attend the screening to be held:
July 5th at 7:00pm
AMC Elmwood 20
Harahan, LA 70123
This tickets will not get you into a different theater and are only for the location above. They are not guaranteed seats so get there early as admission is first come/first served. Enter below to be eligible to win:

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Stocking Up for Summer to #AvoidtheOops

This post was written by the Experimental Mommy in partnership with SheSpeaks/Walmart. All opinions remain 100% honest.

The fact that I could fry an egg on my front porch lets me know that it’s summertime here in New Orleans! Well, that and the fact that I have a constant revolving door of kids through my home for play dates, sleepovers and swim parties. While I love the unscheduled feel of summer, it definitely throws my grocery shopping routine out of whack and makes it difficult to plan for necessary supplies.

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Stocking up on healthy snack options is a must but it’s easy to forget how quickly you run through other home supplies during the hectic summer.  Swim time means extra towels which creates more laundry and an increased need for detergent. And nobody wants to run out of toilet tissue during a sleepover! Fortunately, Walmart.com is helping me “Avoid the Oops” by making it easy to stock up on P&G essentials without breaking the bank.

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By simply visiting www.avoidtheoops.com, I was able to shop online for Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Tissue (18 rolls!), Tide HE (96 loads!), Always Ultra Thin Pads, and Gillette Disposable Razors with my bill totaling under $52! And the best part? FREE shipping so I didn’t even have to go to the store!

I love that I am all stocked up for summer and thanks to Walmart.com, I am definitely able to #AvoidtheOops. Bring on the parties!

 

Celebrate #BabysFirst Birthday with Babies R Us

This post was written by Janette of Experimental Mommy in partnership with Babies “R” Us. All opinions remain 100% honest.

My new baby girl just turned six weeks old and believe it or not, I’ve already started thinking about her 1st birthday! I’m not, by any means, wishing away her first year. I know from experience (she is my 3rd!), that this is one of the most exciting, milestone-filled years for both baby and parents. Yet, I do love party planning and the celebration of life, especially of the first year that will be filled with memories and experiences.  I know this is a year that will pass us by in just the blink of an eye. Needless to say, we have a lot to celebrate- we have a new little person who has added so much love and joy to our lives and this day is certainly worthy of recognition in a very special way.

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I’ll never forget the joy and excitement that came with planning 1st birthday celebrations. For my first daughter, we chose an all pink princess celebration and for the second we went with a girly, shabby chic theme. At each party we were joined together with all of the family and friends who had loved and supported us in that first year of life. For both parties I was so glad to have Babies “R” Us to turn to for party supplies, outfits and ideas.

At Babies”R”Us, you can find gifts, keepsakes, toys, gear, clothing and party supplies- everything you need to make baby’s first birthday extra special. Below are a few of my favorite ideas:

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  1. My favorite birthday apparel piece is this adorable onesie. It’s so festive and just screams fun.
  2. My older girls each had one of these Infantino Jumbo Shape Sorters. They were learning shapes and colors, working on hand-eye coordination, and having fun, too!
  3. Another great gift idea is the Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker by VTech. This walker allows baby to transition from crawler to walker at his/her own pace
  4. Does your almost-one-year-old have a favorite cartoon or movie character? A great place to start your party planning is with those ideas that make your baby happiest.

To celebrate baby’s first birthday and offer party day inspiration for parents, Babies ”R” Us stores nationwide will host a Baby’s First Birthday Event on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 11am-12pm. This event will offer fun activities such as story time, photo prop fun, and a Geoffrey the Giraffe growth chart craft. There will even be giveaways such as a complimentary Geoffrey plush and a special Baby’s First Birthday crown and balloon. This is a great way to celebrate this special milestone, prepare for Baby’s First Birthday party and to meet other local families and babies also celebrating Baby’s First Birthday. While you’re there, don’t forget to join Geoffrey’s Birthday Club. Birthday Club members are automatically entered for a chance to win a Toys”R”Us shopping spree and a trip to New York City.

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Your baby’s first birthday party is the final milestone of baby’s first year. Babies”R”Us wants to help you celebrate in a big way! Happy Birthday, baby!

Going for the Gold with #PampersDreams

This post was written by Jennifer of the Experimental Mommy in partnership with iConnect Influencer Management and Pampers. All opinions remain 100% mine.
My family is so excited to watch the Olympic Games in Rio in just a few short weeks!  I often wonder how the moms of the Olympic Athletes must feel watching their children compete. Is it a feeling of pride? Accomplishment? Disbelief? My husband and I often talk about what our kids will be when they grow up, and I wonder if the Olympians’ mothers knew that one day, their children would be going for the gold?
One Olympian we will be watching is new mom and Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer, competing in her first Olympic Games since giving birth to her son, Arlen, last March. Dana wanted Arlen to grow up recognizing the importance of hard work and be able to set goals and big dreams for himself at a young age, so she committed herself to swimming again after his birth. Dana recognizes that kids who see their parents work hard to achieve goals will likely have passion to achieve their own goals.
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My own two children have big dreams for themselves as well, and we often talk about what’s going to be necessary to make them happen. Our son talks about being an engineer, and knows that careful attention to his studies will facilitate that. Our daughter had us laughing one day when she informed us she wanted to be a teacher because she liked telling everyone what to do. As a teacher myself,  I assured her there was much more to teaching than being bossy, but she’s already changed her mind and talks about being a veterinarian.  No matter what route they take, I know one thing is certain.  The road to success certainly starts at home.
In fact, love and encouragement from her family are what reignited Dana’s drive to swim again. Her goal of winning gold at this year’s Olympic Games is not just hers alone. Her Olympic experience will be one she shares with her family.
In order to recognize the incredible drive of a new mom, Pampers is excited to partner with Dana in her first Olympic Games since giving birth to her son! Pampers knows the big dreams of babies start with a good night’s sleep and that’s why Pampers provides up to twelve hours of dryness to help little future Olympians sleep soundly and wake up ready to achieve their dreams.  Of course, a good night’s rest for baby means everyone in the house can wake up refreshed and ready to go for the gold!
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What’s your big dream for your child? Share it on Instagram and you could win a $400 AMEX gift card! Here’s what you need to do to enter:
  • Post a picture of your little one sleeping (or working to achieve a goal) and caption it with a big dream that either they have or that you have for them using hashtag #PampersDreams in the caption
  • Follow Pampers on Instagram
That’s it! Super easy!
Don’t forget to watch for new mom Dana Vollmer as she competes in Rio this summer! Pampers will continue their celebration of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on their social channels throughout the Rio 2016 competitions. In the meantime, go for the gold and enter to win a $50 Babies R Us Gift Card below:

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