Project Yellow Light Winners #stopthetexts

Project Yellow Light is a national contest and scholarship program that calls on students to create short videos educating their peers on the dangers of using mobile devices while driving.  This is the fourth year for the contest and I watched the winning videos and they are very moving and make you realize it is more than just a text when you are behind the wheel.  You can view the Winners of the Fourth Annual Project Yellow Light Videos Here.

Project Yellow Light is a national contest and scholarship program that calls on students to create short videos educating their peers on the dangers of using mobile devices while driving.  According to a 2013 NHTSA report, ten percent of all drivers aged 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes.  10%!!!!  That means by just simply not texting and driving we can reduce fatal crashes by 10%… I don’t know about you, but I think this is a simple thing to do to save lives.  This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.  So the most inexperienced drivers on the road are the most distracted?  This is horrible and definitely an issue that needs addressed.

Winners were selected from two age categories: high school juniors and seniors, and college students. The high school grand prize was awarded to Marlowe Lexvold of South Haven, Minnesota. The college grand prize was awarded to brothers Sam and Wrenn Senser from South Bend, Nebraska.

Congratulations to all of the winners- these videos are AMAZING and it is hard to believe they were made my high school and college students- way to go!!

Mother’s Day in Hollywood AND GIVEAWAY

Have you ever wondered about the awesome gifts those Hollywood Stars receive for Mother’s Day?  I know, I know, why do the famous people get these awesome gift bags… and WHAT IS IN THEM?

Well… Distinctive Assets, the LA-based entertainment marketing company  distributed its annual “Mother’s Day in Hollywood” gift bags. Twenty-Five Celebrity Moms received this awesome gift bag full of innovative, unique, useful and fabulous products and services!

The list of this year’s famous mommies includes Jennifer Love Hewitt, Hayden Panettiere, Rachel Bilson, Christina Ricci, Gaby Hoffman, Kelly Rowland, Stacy Kiebler, Lake Bell, Eva Mendes, Kate Hudson, Zoe Saldana, Molly Sims, Milla Jovovich, Amanda Peet, Shakira, Carrie Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Liv Tyler, Alicia Keys, Vanessa Lachey, Blake Lively, Ali Larter, Jessica Biel, Zoey Deschanel and Mila Kunis.  (Lucky moms, right?)

Now… What was in these gift bags?

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Adoratherapy mood-boosting spray
Haze Dual Vaporizers
Arts&Scents young fresh and different perfumes
Cheeki underwear
SWAG Laundry Detergent
Purely Inspired plant-based protein shakes
Adri & Sara scarves
Ibiza Soul flip flops
Coal and Canary soy candles
XO Mints
Ruma Organics vegan plant-based personal care products
Helen & Harold’s rompers
Polar A300 24/7 activity tracker
The Veggie Republic veggie bracelet
Harry’s Garden Koolee
Penguin Young Readers children’s book bundle
Damsel in Defense personal safety products
Lat & Lo handcrafted jewelry
Sheec distinctive socks
TAGS Boutique
Skinfix luxurious lotions
Nolables reusable customizable bottles + cup labels
PuraBela crème natural deodorant and body scrub
Golden Door Artisan Food
D’Milikah luxurious swimwear
Healthy Mama Brand all-natural OTC health remedies
Sizers shoe sizing insert cushions
DermaWand in-home radio frequency beauty device
DermaBrilliance at home skin resurfacing system
Violet iodine daily supplement
Rejuvel microgravity anti-aging serum
Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur
Gleener ultimate fuzz remover
Nest Designs Bamboo Blankies and Bib Bandanas
Mysti Taylor clutch
Wellness 360 “healing through science” luminosity package from Dr. Jane
Krystal Klear Water Filtration
Archibald’s Next Big Thing illustrated children’s book by Emmy-winner Tony Hale
POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Garden of Life non-GMO/organic/vegan supplements
Teeth Fairies interactive book+doll set
Cockblocked: a novel by J.T. Willow
LeSportsac diaper bag
MY M&M’s Mom Gift Box
LaCroix Sparkling Water
Big Cat Rescue calendar
down etc’s Wash Me Tender premium wash mitt and towel set
Slimware portion control plates
Shama Jade Brazilian yoga jumpsuits
Earth’s Best diapers and wipes
Starlettos heel protectors
UE BOOM by Ultimate Ears
Piper all-in-one home security system
handcrafted leather Soft Star Shoes
Logitech tech lovers gift bundle

This gift bag was worth over $8000!!!!

Now… how would you like a little piece of Hollywood?  I am sure you do.  Which is why I am giving away ONE prize pack to ONE lucky Mommy Has A Life winner.  This prize pack will contain various items from the Mother’s Day in Hollywood Gift Bag.  It will be a surprise what is included, but I am sure you won’t be disappointed– look at that list.. I wish *I* could win!

How to enter:
Comment below for each entry

1.  Comment below telling one prize you would like to win!
2. Like Mommy Has A Life on Facebook
3. Follow Mommy Has A Life on Instagram.

This giveaway ends Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

 

 

Check out the new @Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum at @BestBuy

If you are looking for a new, light weight cordless vacuum, you HAVE to check out the new Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum, available March 1st at Best Buy.  I had the opportunity to test out this new vacuum and I wanted to share my experience with you.

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First- The Suction!  You are getting all the perks of a lightweight, cordless vacuum, but you are still getting the suction of a traditional Dyson.  The first time I used it I couldn’t believe that the little vacuum was able to suck up as much dirt, dust and hair as it did.  I feel like it seals to floor to actually get a good deep clean when I vacuum.  I am VERY impressed with this!

Second, The Attachments.  The Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum comes with an array of attachments, including two cleaner heads, so you have many options of how to use your vacuum.  I really like that if I really wanted to (and I have) I was able to scale down the vacuum to a handheld size so that I could get the corners and some tight spots easier than when you have the big cleaner heads on it.  Definitely a plus to have so much versatility with one vacuum.  Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 12.56.47 AM

About the 2 cleanerheads:

1. Dyson Fluffy:  A soft roller cleaner head engineered to suck up both large dirt and fine dust simultaneously on hard floors. Powerful cleaning without scratching.

2. 75% more brush power:  A second cleaner head features a direct-drive motor that creates 75% more brush bar power than DC59 Animal to better agitate carpet pile and tackle ground-in spills and stains.

I used both cleaner heads since we have both hardwood and carpet in our house.  I tend to use the carpet option most because my room is carpet and I vacuum a lot to keep things clean for the baby :-)

More information about the vacuum:

Easy to push:A large, soft roller and increased versatility from a re-designed neck enables smooth movement across floor types.

Dyson digital motor V6:The latest Dyson digital motor gives V6 Absolute the most powerful suction of any cordless vacuum in use.

2 Tier Radial™ Cyclone Technology: Flings dust out of the air and into the bin, separating out even the most microscopic particles.

What I would change about the vacuum:  The only thing I would change is I would like to see the charge last longer, it only lasts about 17 minutes with the vacuum running- and somedays, especially when the kids are “helping” me clean- it takes me more than 17 minutes to vacuum even one room.

This is a great vacuum, and you definitely get the bang for your buck with this cordless vacuum!  This is something I would definitely add to my wedding registry if I didn’t already have it :-P

Disclosure: 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

How to entertain young children in Las Vegas

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Hey there! I am Kimberly with Moms Guide to Cheap Travel. I have two beautiful kids and a never ending desire to explore. I have spent many late nights researching deals, learning “secrets” to traveling with kids and honestly learning from my MANY mistakes. I love helping people plan getaways and cringe when they don’t use promo codes… ALWAYS use promo codes! I created Moms Guide to Cheap Travel to help mamas who think they can’t afford to get away with their kids,  you can do it and I’m here to help!

 

Taking Toddler to Vegas

The new “High Roller” ride at LINQ or as my daughter calls it, the “Big Wheel”.

Of all the vacations and trips I’ve taken with my cute kids the ONE trip I get the most questions about is bringing them to Las Vegas. Even my own mother thinks I’m crazy for voluntarily bringing them. She may very well be right but I gotta say, I LOVE taking them! I don’t know if its the strange looks as a push a double stroller through the casino floor or the constant admiration of older couples coming up to let me know how much they miss their children at that age. Regardless its a party, a very awkward and exhausting one albeit! But from all these fun experiences I’ve been able to branch out and find the real “hidden gems” of Vegas.

Now first a cautionary tale….Be mindful of those beauties and try not to take them into areas you know they are not welcome. They don’t come out and say it but basically if your stroller is stationary in any area outside the magic carpet walkway a guard will not so politely remind you to keep your kids off the casino floor. Fun fact: Most customer service locations are on the casino floor. This means you cannot speak to customer service while caring for children. Even when your children are older its best to show them where they can and cannot walk. Honestly that may be the ONLY sour note I really have had when bringing kids to Vegas! Now lets get to the good stuff!

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The Rush tower at Golden Nugget

 

  1. Chose a smoke free hotel. This isn’t necessary but man do hotels get stinky, even up on the 15th floor! There are quite a few hotels still considered “strip worthy” that have designated Non smoking wings. Golden Nugget is our favorite for this reason. They have a newer tower called “Rush Tower” that is 100% smoke free, with its own private entrance far from the casino floor. Golden Nugget is surprisingly glamorous for a hotel on Fremont street. Plus I find it a lot easier to walk your kids down Fremont St. Vs the Strip. Its basically a hallway between hotels and with all those sparkling lights, 30 minutes and they are spent!
  2. Pick the right parking lot. Almost all casinos on the strip have a free “self parking” lot. But they are NOT created equal! The easiest way for you to see and walk the strip is to find a self parking lot at a casino centrally located. I know its quick to think “I’ll just go to this more rundown parking lot because they won’t care that I am not staying at their hotel. I spent a lot of time in the MGM parking lots for this reason. Until I realized NO ONE CARES but you. Seriously! So do your children a favor and park somewhere you feel safe. Somewhere well maintained, perhaps even a lot that occasionally gets cleaned. My personal favorite is “The Bellagio”, I rarely see it full and its prime location for all the fun stuff. If you feel like being REALLY ritzy go park at the Wynn and wander their hotel, it is spectacular!
  3. Eat EARLY. This is one that really depends on the time of year, but especially if you are eating at a Buffet, I HIGHLY suggest you come before 6pm. Lines form quickly and last forever! If there is one thing parents know its never to make a child wait longer then 20 minutes for their dinner.

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    A full toddler, is a happy toddler

  4. Bring snacks. Like more snacks then you EVER thought you would need. I’d highly suggest Fruit snacks, granola bars, and lots of water. Its amazing how long it takes to get from the Self Park into a building and finally make it to your destination! Not to mention if you have a toddler like mine that will refuse dinner and then demand food once your back in your hotel room.
  5. Bring a stroller, and not just the umbrella one. Of course if all you have is umbrella it will do but personally I feel in Vegas “the bigger the better”! I see a lot of moms draping shopping bags, diaper bags, and toys over those poor umbrella strollers. Bring the big stroller that can haul it all AND the children. Speaking of, even if your kid is 4 and never uses his stroller anymore, bring it. You walk EVERYWHERE in Vegas. Chances are eventually he will tucker out and aint nobody wanna haul a preschooler through a crowded casino in your arms. OUCH!using a stroller in vegas
  6. Unless its the middle of summer pack a long sleeve shirt. Nevada isn’t known for its cool temperatures but occasionally in the October-April time period it will be chilly. Mix in the fact that the A/C will most probably still be on full blast, your kids may get cold.

Ok so now you got this, your gonna be the most zen parent in all of vegas. Peaceful kids, happy parents, It will be perfect! Now what are you gonna do with these little cuties? So help me if one more forum mentions Circus Circus. PLEASE for the good of us all…do NOT go there. It is disgusting, run down, stinky, icky, and not enjoyable for most children under 10. If you MUST go to an arcade find a local one outside of the strip. Perhaps do some of the things I’ve listed below?

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Fish!

  • Mandalay Bay Shark Reef. This is a really fun aquarium style exhibit! They have a few reptiles and a winding path of exotic fish that lead you to a very impressive tank filled with all sorts of ocean life. Depending on your child’s interests this will buy you at least an hour if not more. Also note that there is a small food court just outside of the exhibit with typically mall food, also known as food your child will eat.
  • Mirage “Siegfried & Roy” Dolphin exhibit. Now I must admit it always makes the kid friendly list but I just can’t do it. TripAdvisor tells tales of a sad little “zoo” and a pool that dolphins swim in. If you feel like checking it out please let me know your thoughts!
  • Madame Tussaud’s Wax museum: Strangely enough my daughter loved this place. Staring at people is one of all children’s favorite pass times. Mix that with the fact that you can touch most of the wax figures and even pose with them makes this a win in my book. Also if its a weekday there are usually people on the strip passing out coupons to the museum.takingkidstolasvegas
  • Discovery Children’s Museum: You will have to leave the strip for this one but it is SO worth it! Las Vegas, like most other major cities, has an AMAZING children’s museum. We are talking 5 levels of educational fun! You could literally take your children in the morning and spend the entire day there. Better yet let dad take them and drop mom off at the outlets that are less then 5 minutes away, major brownie points would be earned!
  • Go swimming! Hopefully you have chosen your hotel wisely and have a safe place for your kids to spash around! If you have never been to Las Vegas before may I warn you, not all pools are created for children. Most of the 4 star+ hotels have BIG beautiful swimming pools, these pools during the summer season stay packed ALL day. They sometimes even have “in- water” gambling stations. You heard me right, gamble while you swim! Besides finding yourself a cute little Best Western with a tiny pool there are a few exceptions. Golden Nugget has a spectacular shark tank with a slide that goes through it. You need to be at least 5-6yrs before going down the slide but there are ledges by the tank so you can sit with smaller kids and let them watch the fishes go round. Mandalay Bay has a Lazy river, I personally haven’t used it but watched lots of others using it. It looks like a blast but it will most likely be a bit crowded. If you aren’t worried about staying on the strip I highly suggest Green Valley Ranch in Henderson (20 minutes from the Strip). They have a shallow end to their pool that is filled with sand so little ones can dig in the sand. They also have the most friendly pool staff I have every seen!
  • Walk around at night. Especially Fremont street! Watch as your children’s little brains go into sensory overload! All the sparkling lights, its very magical. This is where we learned our daughter knew how to say “lights” in sign language; but that’s a story for another time!20131210_212735

I hope this has helped some of you and not scared you into letting grandma watch the kids! It really is a fun place to be as a family! I know you can do it!

Tune into Barkfest on National Geographic PLUS GIVEAWAY

Tune into National Geographic this weekend to check out BARKFEST.  There is a great program line up all about dogs (Including Cesar 911, which is my grandma’s favorite show!)

In celebration of this, I am giving away a BARKFEST Prize pack:
Barkfest GiveawayTo Enter please comment below for each entry:
1. Comment telling me your dog’s name, or the name of the dog you will give the prize pack to.
2. Like Mommy Has a Life on Facebook
3. Like National Geographic on Facebook

Giveaway Ends Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:59 PM :-)  

The BARKFEST programming line up:

FRIDAY, MAY 15:

World’s Greatest Dogs – Friday, May 15 at 8 PM ET/PT
These are the stories of extraordinary dogs: a surfing therapy dog, a bionic dog, a dog with the world record in scootering, and many more. We’ll meet these incredible canines and their dedicated owners.
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Cesar 911 Season Finale – Friday, May 15 at 9 PM ET/PT
Cesar rushes to the aid of Joe, a frantic husband and father.
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Is Your Dog A Genius? Doggy See, Doggy Doo – Friday, May 15 at 10 PM ET/PT
Is your dog a born genius? Or can you make him one? Duke University dog scientist Dr. Brian Hare uses his groundbreaking research to help dog owners better understand their canine companions. This interactive series will help dog owners everywhere unlock their canine’s true potential.
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SATURDAY, MAY 16:

The Incredible Dr. Pol: Dog-A-POL-ooza – Saturday, May 16 at 8 PM ET/PT
In this special episode of The Incredible Dr. Pol, it’s all dogs all day this week at Pol Veterinary Services!
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Unlikely Animal Friends: Bark-Tacular- Saturday, May 16 at 9 PM ET/PT
We’ll take a look at some of the most amazing unlikely friendships that prove that dogs are more than just man’s best friend!
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Is Your Dog a Genius? Who’s Your Doggy? – Saturday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT
Can your dog outsmart you? Does he bend the rules behind your back? Duke University dog scientists Dr. Brian Hare has developed a series of scientific test to reveal your dog’s unique strategies and help you improved your relationship with her.
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SUNDAY, MAY 17

World’s Greatest Dogs– Sunday, May 17 at 8 PM ET/PT (encore airing)

Super Underdogs – Sunday, May 17 at 9 PM ET/PT
From smallest to largest, from longest ears to longest tongue, from unique shapes to most muscles. These are the stories of the worlds’ most extreme looking dogs.
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Is Your Dog A Genius? Talk Doggy To Me – Sunday, May 17 at 10 PM ET/PT
Dogs and humans share a social bond unlike any two species on the planet. But how does your dog really feel about you? Based on his groundbreaking research, Dr. Brian Hare has created a series of games to help you better understand your canine companion.
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Help teach your child to swim with Swimways #SwimWays #IC #Ad

If you have a little one I am sure you know that they can either love or hate the water.   SwimWays aims to help make that transition to the water easier and helps babies enjoy pool time and love being in the water.  It is a great product to make that initial introduction to the water for baby.

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National Learn to Swim Day is May 16th, and what better way to celebrate that than with Swimways :-) Swimways has a whole line of floats that help children become confident swimmers and lets face it- teaching your children to swim is a life saving lesson so the sooner they learn the better!  This is why they created Swim Steps- which is a variety of products to help kids learn to swim and become more confident swimmers.

Colton started swim lessons at just 4 months at our local YMCA. I thought it was important for him to love the water and enjoy swimming at a young age, so this is why I started him that young.  We kept up with swim lessons and now at age 5, he is a great swimmer (thanks to our favorite swim instructor, Miss Cheri).  I also give credit to Swimways because their Spring Float was what we used even back then for Colton in our own pool.  He just loved being in it in the pool :-)

I am very glad that Colton learned to swim at an age because when he gets excited he is definitely a bit fearless and sometimes that fearlessness turns into danger when he decides to do something like…. run ahead of mom and jump into the deep-end of the pool while we were at a water resort last summer.  He was only 4 at the time, and a small 4 so I am sure the lifeguards didn’t think he could swim, but he jumped in (gave mom a scare), and immediately swam to the surface and I pulled him out.  The lifeguard that was standing there was getting ready to jump in after him (as was I had he not swam to the surface so fast)– but luckily- he was able to swim and no life saving measures needed to be taken that day :-)

If you would like more information on teaching your children to swim or the importance of it, please check out www.teachmetoswim.com.  swimways

You can also check out the Swimways Spring Float or their other products on the SwimWays website and Swimways products can be purchased at ToyRUs.

Don’t forget May 16th is National Learn to Swim Day, so mark your calendar, get your kids in the water and work on swimming with them!!   Also, @Swimways is hosting a twitter Party May 15 from 1-2 PM ET so join them and @MomCentral for the #Swimways Twitter Party and possibly win some great prizes :-)

Disclosure: I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for SwimWays. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

*FREE* Large Box of Huggies Diapers! **Last Day!**

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Get a Free Large Box of Diapers at Walmart through Top Cash Back.

Here is How it Works:
Step 1: GO HERE to sign up for Top Cash Back.  You have to use THIS LINK to get this special offer.  because it is a secret hidden page.

Step 2: Scroll down to “Get Cash Back”.  Click it :-)

Step 3: When on Walmart, select the size Diapers you need and add them to your cart then check out – DO NOT ADD anything else to your cart.

Step 4: Choose in-store pick up to get free shipping!  And check out :-)

Step 5: Within seven days $21 in cash back will have posted in your TopCashback account and can be credited straight to your checking or PayPal account.

I did this deal and within 24 hours had an email notifying me about the click through and 48 hours I am showing the $21 as pending on my account :-)  So it DOES work,  but hurry because it ends today!!!

Also- this deal is not one per household, so feel free to have your spouse sign up too.  Just make sure you follow these instructions carefully :-)

Give Mom the Bag she REALLY wants this Mother’s Day, the #Modal Concept tote from @BestBuy

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you have an active mom that you need a gift for, let me point you to the Modal Concept Tote (RTV $59.99) available at Best Buy.

Modal Concept Tote

I had the opportunity to review this awesome bag.  Let me tell you it has everything!  I have used it as a diaper bag, a business bag, and have packed crafting stuff in it for craft shows.  It will also make a great gym bag once I am able to work out again!  What is great about the Modal Concept Tote is that it is so versatile you can make it work for just about anything!

The Modal Concept Tote is designed to carry all your essentials IN STYLE.  The designers of this modern style tote have thought of just about everything a mom would need.  There are pockets for just about everything– oh and they are labeled so you know which pocket or compartment is designed for each thing.  Discreet pockets to store your wallet or other valuables, water resistant pockets, Thermo Pockets either for a snack or to put a hot styling tool in.

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I really needed a bag that I could use to safely transport my laptop in- between craft shows, family trips, business meetings, and blog conferences– this was an important feature of the bag for me.  The Modal Concept Tote has dedicated, secure and padded sleeves for both laptop and tablet storage with quilted soft-touch lining which makes it PERFECT for transporting my laptop AND iPad :-)

If you will be going from the office to the gym you will be excited about the heavy duty, moisture-resistant fitness pocket has plenty of room for your workout clothes, including shoes, and is vented to promote air circulation along with straps for a towel or yoga mat.  Yes… they thought of everything!

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Now that I am sure you are wanting the Modal Concept Tote, either for yourself or a gift for a special mom in your life, you need to know that Best Buy offers Free Shipping on orders $35 and up OR Free Store Pickup, you can pick up your order in as little as 45 minutes.

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

How to take a Vacation when you child has Food Allergies

Traveling with young children with food allergies can be tricky. Although most resorts and airlines treat allergies very seriously, there can be no guarantees. This is especially true if you are going abroad to a country that may not have the same problems in their society. But, at the same time, you don’t want to restrict yourself to the same old, boring vacation year after year. Read on to find out how to plan a trip away with young kids who have food allergies.

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Image Credit: Sohel Parvez Haque/Flickr

Booking Your Trip
First thing’s first, you should contact any hotel or resort before booking your trip. Most resorts around the world who experience a lot of western travelers will be fine with providing optional meals. However, if you are looking to go further afield, it might cause a few problems.

While this won’t limit your choice of destination much, it will limit your choice of hotel. Also, bear in mind that for obscure locations, you will need to thoroughly research any safety issues. If you are stuck in the middle of nowhere without an EpiPen, for example, it could be disastrous.
Booking a hotel or resort is the easy part, however. It’s the flight to your destination that can cause the worst problems.

Booking A Flight
Traveling with kids can be tricky enough, but when you have an allergy to think about it can be even worse. Choose an airline that responds to your needs and is happy to talk about experiences with other passengers who are in your situation. It’s better to book over the phone rather than online, so you can underline the importance of the allergy issue. It’s also advisable to ask them to send you a confirmation email.

Strangely, it is best for people with allergies to fly the first thing in the morning. Allergen can be picked up from seats, so boarding, before anybody else has been on the plane, means you can guarantee your child’s safety. Of course, it is vital that pack your medicine, and bring a doctor’s note, too.

Customs officers may show understanding at one stage of your journey, but less so on another. It’s best to take your own food, especially if your child suffers from severe reactions. Even though the airline will do their best to avoid contamination, there are no guarantees.

Starting Your Vacation
Once you have landed, if the flight attendants have gone out of their way to help you, be sure to thank them for their efforts. Not only will they be appreciative, but they could also store it in their memory for the next passenger who suffers from allergies.
If your treatment has been poor, don’t cause any trouble. It’s the start of your vacation, and nothing will be resolved there and then. Just wait until you get home and send a polite letter outlining your concerns.

When you get to your resort, make sure you go through the allergies as you check in to ensure staff are aware of your child’s allergy. Some places will be easier to deal with than others. Take these family villas in Bali, for example. They offer the opportunity to have a personal chef on request, so your child can have meals prepared for them safely.

Not all resorts will offer services like these, so your child may face a very limited menu for the duration of their stay. If this is the case, then research the local area for restaurants that could accommodate you and your family so that your little one can enjoy a more varied diet.

I hope this little guide can take some of the pain away from booking a trip away with your little ones. It can be difficult with food allergies, but as you can see, it isn’t impossible!

Check out the new #AMDFX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop at @BestBuy

Are you in the market for a new laptop?  I know I just had to purchase a new laptop and I went straight to the experts, Best Buy.  I stopped in and chatted with the Geek Squad and a few sales people (all VERY knowledgable) before deciding on which computer I would get.

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If you are into gaming or you are looking for a laptop to watch movies on, I want to point you in the direction of the new AMD FX APU- HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop.  This laptop is perfect for any gamer because the AMD FX Special Edition APU provides extreme performance of AMD’s most powerful mobile processer.  So you will get great performance from this laptop if you are using it for gaming.  It takes a special laptop to be considered a gaming laptop and this is one of them :-)

Are you a multi-tasker?  Well the HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6 touch screen laptop makes multitasking a breeze.  And the AMD FX series processor AMD FX series processor is great for daily tasks such as managing your personal life or streaming movies or videos and provides great video quality for gaming or catching up on your favorite youtube videos.

The AMD FX Special Edition APU introduces mobile systems with AMD’s highest performing APUs, exclusive at Best Buy. When you are looking for a notebook, the AMD FX Special Edition APU will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity. Plus, with the new FX APU powered notebook, be unbeatable and experience the processing power of 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)**!

Once you are ready to make your purchase, don’t forget Best Buy offers Free Shipping on orders $35 and up OR if you can’t wait for shipping, you can get Free Store Pickup in as little as 45 minutes :-)

AMDFX APU HP Evny Touchsmart laptop

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