Hurricane Golf Tour ~ A Younger Generation of Golfers

The Hurricane Tour is comprised of four components: the Junior Tour, the Collegiate Tour, the Amateur Tour, and the Tour Shop (online). Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the Hurricane Tour administers over 150 events all across the country. With three different tours, golfers of any age and skill level are provided an opportunity to play the game.



Girls and boys can play. Young and old. True, Florida is a better place to golf year - around but you've heard of snow golf, right? In all seriousness though, wouldn't it be fun to have a hobby the whole family can play together? Who doesn't love driving the golf cart?! Having high-quality venues accessible to kiddos is pretty neat!

The fourth component of the Hurricane Golf tour - the online shop - give people access to the latest and greatest the sport has to offer (at competitive prices!)





Stonyfield Pouches - YoKids, YoToddlers, and YoBaby!

I have been a fan of the super-duper portable and convenient pouch-style delivery of food since I discovered it about two years ago. You see friends, I'm not a super organized mom. As an individual, I used to be on top of my game. Now? Not so much.

There are quite a few mornings when we are flying around sometimes (I won't name names) some of us are screaming like banshees: Get dressed! Go potty! Where's the coffee? I want my truck! ... The madness is brief but intense and if we are to be anywhere before 10 a.m., it's a guaranteed show. Sometimes our family is even good for a matinee version after work and picking up the kiddo at daycare, errands, etc.

So do I love any short cut involved? Oh yes. Yes I do. I find that the NEW Stonyfield Yogurt pouches are an excellent grab-and-go snack or breakfast. Pair it with a banana or some sliced up strawberries and I feel like I deserve a star for my achievements that morning! (You're all probably thinking I'm the worlds' worst mom, right?) I assure you, the child is always fed -- sometimes it's not even on the fly!



When I have an ORGANIC option that is GOOD FOR HIM...I don't feel bad about the "fast food" option I've just given him. In fact, there are a lot of meals that we enjoy in the car. That's just our life. Stonyfield with the introduction of these pouches has just made that fast-paced life a little sweeter!


These handy pouches that can be tucked in your refrigerator until you're ready to eat 'em, come in NINE different scrumptious flavors! The only one my toddler didn't LOVE was the one that contained spinach. That went double for my husband who will usually eat anything -- except apparently anything with spinach or coconut water! The beets however that are secretly disguised by yummy berry flavors -- those got by undetected by both!

The strawberry and blueberry in all varieties were however a HUGE hit! Guess what? In addition to being a healthy serving of dairy, some of these pouches offer a bit of DHA as well -- a key component in healthy young kiddo development! The lids allow re-sealing and stowing in a cooler or fridge for later if not consumed in one sitting. They are perfectly sized for little hands, too! BUT, we all know that occasionally, and especially in the case of my yogurt-obsessed hubby, big hands love 'em too!

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.

Bluestem LLC - Teaching Kids about Birds and Nature - The fun way!

Bluestem, LLC - Naturalist in a Box 


Here you can see what comes with your kit. Inside you'll find the contents of the animal or birds dinner! Make it a fun learning experience and bring this kit out for a picnic -- compare what the animal/bird eats with what you and your kids are eating! This is a great time to introduce how creatures eat too -- beaks, paws, spearing, slashing, etc. What a fun way for kids to learn something tangible AND foster stewardship in their little hearts, providing slowly, for a better future!

There are all sorts of ways to learn with Bluestem LLC Naturalist kits! You can play matching games with the younger kiddos while telling them what the featured animal (in this case, bird, the Whooping Crane) eats. You can use the sheet in the report cover to polish your own knowledge and give the highlights to older kids.

One thing I like about this kit in particular is that the kids get a cuddly plush. Some of the kits feature molded plastic toys as the main event. Still  others have a plush and then flash cards for the learning tools. I really like the combination of cuddle and durable with this kit. There are so many kits to choose from -- these would make a great addition to a homeschooling curriculum OR just a way to supplement your childs' learning with a fun family activity! 



We have definitely seen a connection for our son who is three after using this kit. We get Sandhill Cranes on our property, so though they are not the same, our son has taken a new interest in the cool cranes that visit us each spring. I would really like to have a shelf full of these to have short and meaningful learning experiences that are fun throughout the week! They are like learning ninja tools -- kids don't know they're learning and parents are proud to see the little sponges soaking up some of Mother Nature's splendor!



*Disclosure: We received a complimentary kit for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.*

Coobie Seamless Bras + Promo Code

Coobie Seamless Bras are look really comfortable and versatile without being lame and frumpy looking. They are affordable, stylish bras that are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 7+ styles and 50+ fashion colors and patterns. 

There is also a full size version fitting up to a size 42D. They are perfect for every day wear, yoga, pilates, new and nursing moms, sleep wear, and more! Coobie Seamless Bras also has a large following of mastectomy patients that love the soft comfort and pad pocket to insert a form. This line is truly a fit for all women!


I'm really excited to get mine! I think I'll be wearing it all the time! (I just recently stopped wearing my nursing tanks -- yeah, my son is three!) Now I'm back to sports bras, so this is right up my alley!


Promotion: Save 25% on any order of $40 or more at www.shopcoobie.com

Promotion code: USFG25

Honor the Earth Event Kick Off #HonorEarth



Honor the Earth Giveaway


Welcome to the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop!

Hosts: Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby's Corner through the Green Moms Network!

Each of the participating blogs is offering a prize package to help you Honor the Earth for Earth Day! While Earth Day comes just once a year, we want to give you ideas on how you can care for the environment every day.

After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway (links to show you how and where to do this are just below the Rafflecopter form listed on this page!!)

For the prize package from Adventures of Mommyhood, I've gathered several rad sponsors to make this spring a time when you can raise a budding birder into an absolutely stellar steward of the Earth. In the prize package you'll find a Identiflyer, a few books to get the kids excited about birds (and help them learn some common ones), a kit to learn about one of my favorite birds, and a Thermo Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle--which can be for mom or dad or the kiddies -- a family fluid flask. All of these great sponsors are truly birds of a feather -- so as they flock together on my Rafflecopter form, be sure to gain as many entries as you can so that you can collect the bounty for the luckiest bird nerd of all! One reader will win! 





ENTER the AOM Prize Package BELOW

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Now, for the Grand Prize:
One winner will receive a BAD Blankie from Nest Bedding, 3 books from Little Pickle Press and a set of DVDs from NCircle - that's a $156 value! A second winner will receive a Toter Composter and a $50 BuyGreen.com gift card - that’s a $279 value! 
  Enter the Grand Prize here!

To enter all the other blogger prize packages, hop around using the links provided below:








Disclosure: I may have received promotional product, samples or some form of compensation for posts associated with this giveaway event. Please see each individual post for more information. All opinions are as always, my own.

Disclaimer: This contest will run through February April 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST). The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on Adventures of Mommyhood. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win.The sponsors provided me with free samples of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review them if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Adventures of Mommyhood and not to Facebook. Please note that Adventures of Mommyhood, Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom, Brittleby's Corner, the Green Moms Network and the Naturally Beautiful event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

Chef's Table: Steak Tagliata and Other Specialities #NSNation

It's been a while since I've talked about the food itself. So, let me start out by talking about me...


Haha. I'm down! 16.6 pounds total so far! A lot since I last logged my weight on the first of the month! SIX more pounds of me are gone, hopefully never to be seen again. Yay me! I was thrilled after using the "Pants Gauge" for a few weeks that I had been losing and that it was at least somewhat accurate -- I would recommend this method if you hate scales!

Okay, now onto the food. I don't usually post negative things. I try to look for the good and then counter it with honesty, always. So, here is some honesty: I just cannot get myself to like the Chef's Table collection from Nutrisystem. I know -- it's crazy! This stuff is made from ingredients that are featured in quality, high-end restaurants - Lobster! There is Tilapia! Steak Tagliata! All sorts of more gourmet dishes. I just cannot get into them.



I've tried:

Tilapia with Asparagus & Rice
Ginger Cashew Chicken
Beef Tagliata
Arroz con Pollo
Cavatelli with Brocolli Pesto

I LOVE the look of the Chef's Table package. It's classy. The pouch steams the products. The portions tend to be larger than some of the other entrees. I just cannot dig the taste -- granted it's not ALL bad, I generally either like the vegetable or the side or the main dish -- BUT I never like all three. Typically these meals are all three -- and that's really cool too.

Here's my Steak Tagliata (below). It was made with cooked couscous and spinach. So, I'm not Popeye and therefore spinach doesn't make me jump for joy. The beef tasted a bit freezer burnt to me, but couldn't have been because I JUST got the shipment last week. I'm wondering if I just don't care for the sauce? Couscous? Something?



The other unfortunate thing about the Steak Tagliata is that even though I didn't LOVE the beef, I would have eaten it and at least sort of enjoyed it, but there was a large vein of grissle running through most of it. I have not had this problem with ANY of my other meats so I am thinking that maybe I just got unlucky for this particular meal.

I really would like to hear YOUR experience with Chef's Table. I'm hoping it's just my lame-o Norwegian palatte that isn't diggin' the dish. I've had such GOOD experiences with Nutrisystem foods, I was hoping this last month (trying a different Chef's Table choice each time) would prove different, but alas, I just like the 'regular' frozen fresh entrees better I think. So PLEASE, I implore you: try Chef's Table and tell me what it's like for YOU! Here is the stock photo of the Nutrisystem Steak Tagliata, below from their website:



So, what's been positive lately? A lot!

I am still totally LOVING the chocolate shakes. I'm going to be REALLY bummed when I'm done with Nutrisystem since I haven't found a weight loss shake that equals the flavor (the good flavor) with out the aftertaste of protein powder. The search is on!

I've also decided to re-up on the E-zing Chocolate Shakes and the Cravings Crusher Chocolate Shakes from the Fast 5 week offering. I loved that first taste of Nutrisystem!

As I said, I'm down nearly 20 lbs. and my goal for this three-month adventure is 24 pounds -- so I think with a lot of hard work, sticking steadfast to the plan, and not cheating, I'll just make it! It would be great if I blow past it, but I'm happy to say that I'm down a ton, no longer pre-diabetic, and happier and more energetic already. I'm also having a garage (tag) sale in three weeks -- no more fat pants in this casa!

Are you intrigued? Need to know more about Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting them on the web!


Thanks to the friendly folks at Nutrisystem who believed in me enough to bring me aboard as a Nutrisystem Nation Blogger! 

Disclosure: I received complimentary products as part of this adventure. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Hoo - Rag the Best Bandana and a dozen other things!

I came across Hoo-Rag when I was looking for something similar to the Buff on Survivor. It turns out, I've found exactly that and then some. I love the different patterns and if I were still in high school or collegiate sports I'd be vying for our team to order some special Hoo-Rags for the team.


I love that there is an instructional video about how to use a Hoo-Rag, because until I got use to it, all I could manage was a sort of headband and a bandana look. Or a neck gaiter. So here it is:



Now, I have several other methods for wearing it and a really cool, functional new piece for races! My new favorite has been to use it as a cuff around my wrist and then when my three foot long hair gets too much to handle, use it as a ponytail holder!


This one is a lot like fish scales. I love it. I also love the crazy length of the Hoo - Rag. It's thin and breathable material. There are a ton of prints and customs are available. Find 'em on Facebook.
 

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