Monday, 25 July 2016

KIDZ BOP + CRAZY 8 LAUNCH TALENT SEARCH


LOOKING FOR ONE LUCKY FAN WHO IS “THE LIFE OF THE PARTY” TO STAR IN A KIDZ BOP MUSIC VIDEO

The Talent Search Kicks Off Crazy 8’s Official Sponsorship of KIDZ BOP’s “Life of the Party” Tour

To Celebrate The Partnership, Crazy 8 Will Also Unveil First-Ever Fashion Line Inspired By KIDZ BOP This November

The #1 music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP, and children’s fashion brand, Crazy 8, are teaming up to celebrate that anything is possible when you rock your own style.
Crazy 8 is joining The KIDZ BOP Kids on their “Life Of The Party” concert tour as an official sponsor. To kick off the partnership, KIDZ BOP and Crazy 8 announced today that they are launching a Talent Search where one lucky kid will win the opportunity to fly to Los Angeles to star in a KIDZ BOP music video and receive a $250 Crazy 8 shopping spree. Parents can visit KIDZBOP.com/talentsearch to see rules and enter their child. The popular children’s apparel retailer—known for its cool styles for a steal—will also debut the first-ever fashion capsule collection of pop star looks inspired by KIDZ BOP this November.
“Crazy 8 offers cool clothes and accessories that are easy to dress up, dress down and make your own,” Chris Lu, General Manager of Crazy 8 said. “We love when kids rock their own style, which is why we are so excited to be partnering with KIDZ BOP on their Life of the Party’ tour, celebrating the unique personality that every kid brings to the stage. Does your kid have yo-yo skills or cool skateboard tricks? Unforgettable dance moves? We can’t wait to see what it takes to win our Talent Search!”
KIDZ BOP has been a non-stop tour de force for 15 years, and just released the latest album in its best-selling series, KIDZ BOP 32, on July 15. The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for six consecutive years, and have sold over 16 million albums to date. KIDZ BOP’s “Life of the Party” concert tour is hitting 50+ cities this year, with many dates already sold out. Sasha Junk, SVP of Marketing from KIDZ BOP adds, “We’re thrilled to be celebrating our 15th birthday with Crazy 8 – this is our first time collaborating on a fashion collection for kids and we can’t wait for fans to see the line!”
Beginning today, through August 31, 2016, parents or legal guardians of children ages 14 and under can enter their child in the KIDZ BOP + Crazy 8 Talent Search online, or visit one of the five live audition stops at malls throughout the country. For online entries, parents can upload a 60-second video of their child’s talent to YouTube.com and then visit KIDZBOP.com/talentsearch to submit their URL. Live auditions will be held on the following dates at the below shopping locations, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.:
·         July 23: Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ
·         July 30: The Avenues, Jacksonville, FL
·         August 6: West Town Mall, Knoxville, TN
·         August 13: Brea Mall, Brea, CA
·         August 20: Ingram Park Mall, San Antonio, TX
Ten finalists from all submissions (in malls and online) will be selected on September 7, 2016 by a panel of judges from KIDZ BOP and Crazy 8. From there, fans will be encouraged to support their favorite videos. The KIDZ BOP Kids will help select one Grand Prize winner, who will be announced on October 3, 2016. The grand prize will be a trip for two to Hollywood, a feature in an upcoming KIDZ BOP music video, and a $250 Crazy 8 shopping spree. 

To give kids even more ways to rock the party in style, Crazy 8 will be introducing the first-ever KIDZ BOP fashion collection in November 2016. The collection will be available for a limited time at select Crazy 8 stores and at Crazy8.com. The looks were designed by Crazy 8, inspired by the unique style personalities of each of the KIDZ BOP Kids—Matt, Grant, Sela and Ashlynn. Crazy 8 offers on-trend, age-appropriate looks that kids love to wear at prices that parents feel great about. Everyday, millions of kids and families welcome KIDZ BOP music into their homes and cars, making KIDZ BOP a fun and safe part of their daily lives. With these brands, both parents and kids win.
Crazy 8 is proud to sponsor the KIDZ BOP’s “Life of the Party” concert tour, July–December, 2016. Planning to attend? Look out for a special shopping offer from Crazy 8 while at the show. For a full list of tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit: KIDZBOP.com/tour.

ABOUT CRAZY 8
Life with kids is crazy 8 days a week. Crazy busy. Crazy fun. That’s why Crazy 8 makes cool clothes that kids want to wear. And parents love the great deals and easy outfits. Crazy 8 clothes let kids mix up their style and parents save big. Real deals for cool kids in sizes 6 months to 14 years.
Crazy 8 is part of The Gymboree Corporation family. Today, the Gymboree Corporation operates three specialty retail brands—Gymboree, Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack—offering unique, high-quality products delivered with personalized customer service in more than 1,300 stores worldwide and on gymboree.comcrazy8.com and janieandjack.com

About KIDZ BOP
KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” Over 16 million KIDZ BOP albums have sold since the family-friendly audio collection debuted in 2001. The best-selling  audio series has had 23 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart; only three artists in history—The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand—have had more Top 10 albums. The latest album in the series, KIDZ BOP 32, was released July 15. KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling music, popular KIDZ BOP Radio Channel on SiriusXM, music videos, consumer products, and live tours. For more information, visit KIDZBOP.com.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

How To Keep You And Your Family Healthy This Summer

Summer is a busy and fun time for the whole family, but it's important not to let this stop you from living a healthy lifestyle. there are various steps and tips to keep healthy and happy during the warmer months, but here are eight to start you off:


Start Off With A Good Breakfast
We're always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes that can be forgotten when there are so many other things to do. Some recipes can be made in advance, whereas others are good for those lazier mornings, but all will keep you and your family energised and ready for the day.
Here are a few suggestions:
Home made Granola
This can be made in advance and kept in an air-tight container. It's pretty easy to make as well, simply mix the following ingredients together, spread on a baking tray and leave in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes: Rolled oats, maple syrup, honey, vanilla extract, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaked almonds, dried berries and coconut flakes. You can play around with the ingredients and amounts depending on your taste, and serve with milk or yoghurt and fresh fruits.
Over night oats
Prepared the night before, this breakfast will keep everyone full until lunchtime. Mix oats and your favourite milk (coconut and almond work well), and leave in a bowl in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir in fruit and yoghurt and it's ready to serve.
Eggs
Fried, boiled or poached, eggs make a healthy breakfast for everyone. Serve with toast, or mix with other ingredients as an omelette. There are so many different ways of preparing them, making them an easy and simple option.

Plan A Diary
If your family is spending time off this summer, planning a diary and scheduling events can be really useful. Having things planned gives a little bit of routine and means the summer won't be wasted. Hang it in the kitchen where everyone can see it, and make sure all events and activities are updated on it.

Get Active
The warmer months are a great time to get outside and get moving. Try lots of things to find one that the whole family enjoys, as this will allow more quality time together. Hiking and cycling are great group activities, and days out can be planned around. Encourage children to join sports groups as well, socialising and interacting with other kids is vital. And the teamwork and experiences learnt will help them to develop.

Explore
Summer months are perfect for vacations. The weather is at it's best, and there are plenty more things to do. Choose your holiday carefully, and make sure there is enough to keep everyone interested. Beach or activity holidays are perfect for the whole family as there are plenty of things to do. Pack sensibly for holidays, and make sure you take all the essentials - but don't overpack!
If you aren't going away, there are still loads of places you can visit that are closer to home. Day trips and short trips are just as fun, research and ask friends for recommendations.

Get Plenty of Sleep
With all the extra activity and excitement, you need to make sure everyone is getting enough sleep. A good night’s sleep can have a crucial effect on how productive you are during your waking hours, so ensure you get the best quality sleep to make the most of your days. Try black out blinds to combat the longer hours of sun and use fans or air conditioning to control the room temperature. Comfort has a huge impact on your sleep, so check sites like http://www.mattress-guides.net/ for the comfiest mattresses and beds. Try to keep in a bedtime routine with children, and make sure they are still going to bed at a reasonable time.

Keep Hydrated
During the warmer summer months, it's easy to become dehydrated quickly. 60% of your body is water, and it performs important bodily functions, regulates temperature, and flushes out toxins. In the warmer weather, we sweat and lose water much quicker, meaning we must up our intake. 8-10 glasses a day is advised for an adult, but this all depends on the humidity and temperature levels.
Try flavoured waters and home-made juice drinks to keep the whole family topped up. Use fresh fruit to flavour drinks and ice lollies to add a bit of variety and get extra nutrients.

Stay Protected
Sunscreen is so important during the summer months. Make sure the whole family is protected every day, even if the sun doesn't feel particularly hot. Extra strength creams are available for children's more sensitive skin, and special sunscreens for faces. Wear protective clothing as well, caps are great for covering the scalp, and keep out of the sun from 10 am to 2 pm during its strongest time.
Hay fever can also be an issue for some people during the Summer months. But you can take precautions to make sure nothing is ruined by this. Visit the doctors beforehand, they will advise which sprays and tablets will work best, and keep an eye on the pollen levels on the weather forecast.

Healthy Snacks
You're bound to snack more often when you have more time off in the summer. Keep everyone healthy by making the right choices, though, and try to keep the snacks as wholesome as possible. Fruit and vegetable crudites are great for keeping you going until the next meal. Ice cream can be made from frozen bananas and fruits, so get the kids involved and choose different ingredients and toppings. Try to keep it all light and fun, and avoid added salt and sugar. These will only dehydrate you faster and not keep anyone feeling full.

But most of all, enjoy yourself! Summer is the perfect time to spend quality time together as a family. Invite friends round for BBQ's, and plan family trips out. Make sure you plan as much as you can, and make the most of the good weather before the grey clouds and cold rain returns!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

How Becoming Organic Moms can Benefit Your Kids?



Hi there, you gorgeous Organic Moms!
I believe we’ve got something in common (or are about to have)! J
Before I had my family, I was all business and no play; a corner-glass office, always on the wheels to here and there, fast food and an occasional salad serving followed by very little exercising (because I never made the time). After I’ve met my husband, things have started to change gradually for me. Not sure if it was love or me reaching the age when it was about time I started re-thinking my life, but a shift has happened - and for the better. I’ve started taking better care of myself and the choices I make, and suddenly – the life I had been living prior seemed very wrong and opaque. Hold the phone, okay? Before you start judging me, no – I am not one of those women who drop their careers for the sake of their husband’s; I am still working and am as successful as I was, it’s just that I’ve set my (health) priorities straight.


Anyhow, we’re now blessed with three amazing kids and I am doing my best (and so is Mike) to educate them to turn to healthy choices from their early age, helping them understand that eating healthy will not only keep them healthy but it’ll also help save our gorgeous Planet. Ah, if only I had my mother to chase me around the house with celery sticks instead of letting me eat all those crazy stuff! Also, in our family – healthy and organic choices aren’t reduced to food only; we’re talking about organic cleaning products, way to exercise healthy, the clothes we wear, the importance of recycling, organic cosmetics and all other things which constitute life.
Since the choices I’ve been making are working out perfectly for me and my family, I’ve decided to list it all out and (sort of) guide everyone who is looking to balance their life, improve their lifestyle and make a positive impact on the world around us.
Here we go:

It All Starts with Food


Obviously, the first step of the “transition” into an organic lifestyle is food. Explore potentials of your local farmer’s market and you’ll be surprised how amazingly tasty all the veggies and fruits are when they are naturally grown. Further, bear in mind that most organic farms are small, family-based thrifts that create jobs, and consequently benefit the local community.
An additional step to take is grow food yourself. If you are into gardening and have a beautiful space with fertile soil, grow some veggies and fruits yourself for the guaranteed quality. When the soil is free of any chemicals and is fertilized by natural materials, you are getting naturally grown products that have preserved all of their vitamins and minerals.
It is also important to know that eating organic doesn’t mean going vegetarian or vegan; you, of course, can still eat meat but make sure you also purchase it at your local farmer’s market. The meat prepacked and shipped to supermarkets is often GMO or stale.
When your kids get used to the healthy products, they’ll have a tough time switching to the unhealthy stuff, believe me! My kids won’t even touch the junk I sometimes buy at the supermarket… yay!


Opt for Organic Home Products


The hygiene products we use on a daily basis, whether they are for cleaning or cosmetic use, contain a lot of harmful chemicals which are more often than not extremely toxic for both humans and the environment. By embracing organic-based hygiene products you are not only protecting your entire household but you are also contributing to the Planet living (a bit) longer. Still, even though organic products are not harmful, keep them at a safe distance from your kids and pets – and lock them away in the back kitchen cabinet; this course of action would be the wisest thing to do. We’ve had an unfortunate occurrence with Bobby (that’s our Golden Retriever) opening the bottom cabinet with chemicals with his paw and almost spilling everything (and, God forbid, get poisoned!). Luckily, we saw it in time and prevented it! Lesson received and learnt!


Understand the Importance of Recycling


Recycling is very important for both the nature and everyone in your family! Why? Well, recycling is our way to give something back to the nature that’s been taking such great care of all of us. With so much pollution these days - thinking green and recycling is an essential part of living organic. Do know that recycling doesn’t only mean separating glass bottles from used milk cartoons, disposing your electronics and dead vegetables but it also relates to your clothing choices.
Sustainable clothing can get a bit expensive but with good deals that are to be found around (never be too lazy to browse!) and second hand pieces, you’ll be wonderfully dressed and at the same time save money. Also, I’ve found some amazing low cost baby clothing online and my youngest adores it! It’s comfy, it’s of great quality and it came pretty cheap. My warm recommendations, honestly!


Embrace Organic Cosmetics


Organic cosmetics are usually made from natural ingredients, and unlike the “regular” products we keep on our shelves – isn’t at all harmful for the skin. Replace the products you now use to take care of your and your kids’ teeth, hair, skin and body with potent organic options.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Why 7-minute workout is perfect for moms?


Moms lack time. They have to perform a variety of roles and duties on a regular basis. They have to prepare the breakfast, send the kids to schools and pack the lunch box of the hubby to the office. They have to do other household chores. All this leaves them with very little time to devote to fitness.
So, moms can’t afford joining the gym as their schedule is punishing at most times. So, what options are they left with? They should try the much-publicized 7-minute workout which will suit their schedules and fitness needs perfectly. They needn’t spend hours in the gym now as only a seven-minute time at the home will do the trick.

What is 7-minute workout?
It’s basically a high-intensity circuit training (HICT) workout in which moms need to do a series of exercises on a continuous basis without no rest in between. They are not new and for years, have been helping people burn fat and boost the metabolism. In this workout, each exercise has to perform for 30 seconds, followed by a break of 15 seconds between moves. Exercises include pushups, lunges, crunches, step ups, squats and so on.


Why 7-minute workout is helpful for moms?
In recent time, 7-minute workout has become quite a rage among moms worldwide. More people want to benefit from the workout for its inherent benefits. For moms, it’s beneficial for many reasons, including -

The most important aspect of the workout is its ability to target all body areas in an equal manner.

It builds strength in all major muscle groups in the body.

It helps achieve a balance of strength whose impact is spread right through the body.

HICT is considered an intense and speedy way to burn fat.

In this, workouts will alternate between major muscle groups, so neither the focus will be on one group nor the rest period will be more in moves.

Moves are designed in a way to help ‘up’ the heart rate and then ‘down’ it in an alternate manner.

The workout has moves that will target each major muscle group and that too with great intensity.  

It’s designed in a way to keep the intensity high for as long as the moves last with very little scope or time for rest in between.

Rest time is minimized in the workout which helps a lot as the momentum is always there right through.

Moms need to set aside a 7-minute time slot for the workout and to get more benefits, they can go on and compete three circuits for more benefits with more times (20 minutes) devoted.

It does not involve any investment in fitness classes or equipment, and it can be done anytime according to own convenience and schedule.

Moms can manage their fitness and household chores with ease as this workout is in no way an interference to their daily routine.

In overall, moms can rejoice and feel good as they now have a workout especially made for them.

Author Bio :
Akshay Sharma is a digital marketing enthusiast and has written many topics in the related field. He works with Air Vault, which is counted among one of the Best Indoor Trampoline Park UK.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

OhMiBod releases award-winning Lovelife krush Bluetooth® Kegel exerciser


Smart Kegel exerciser awarded highest honor at International CES 2016, the world’s largest electronics show
 
Adult pleasure product manufacturer OhMiBod has released the much-anticipated Lovelife krush, a Bluetooth® Kegel exerciser that uses haptic (vibratory) and visual feedback along with voice-guided training programs to aid women in toning and strengthening pelvic floor (PC) muscles through regular Kegel exercise.

 
 
In January, Engadget named Lovelife krush the winner of the "Digital Health and Fitness Product" category at the International CES® 2016 "Best of CES Awards." Michael Gorman, editor-in-chief of Engadget noted, "We were impressed by OhMiBod's vision and execution, and it had the buzz of the show as one of the best innovations to come out of CES this year… we've evaluated thousands of devices and products to find the technologies that will change the industry and our lives. OhMiBod clearly was the best in show in 'Digital Health and Fitness Product'."
 
 
OhMiBod made Lovelife krush available for preorder and recently completed shipments. By receiving the Kegel exerciser before it hit the retail market, these enthusiastic and supportive customers became some of the first in the world to use this Bluetooth®-enabled product to aid in improving their sexual health, while simultaneously boosting sexual pleasure.
 
 
"The customer feedback has been phenomenal," said Suki Dunham, founder of OhMiBod. "These trailblazers — who have long believed in the potential of Lovelife krush — are seeing firsthand the correlation between regular Kegel fitness and physical and emotional wellbeing and healthy sex lives. The keys to better sexual health are in their hands, and they couldn’t be happier."
 
 
Lovelife krush works with OhMiBod’s new TASL (pronounced taz-…ôl) app to measure the pressure, control, endurance and grip of PC muscles and help women strengthen them through training challenges. Stronger PC muscles improve sexual pleasure and also aid in keeping incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse at bay — outcomes that make Lovelife krush a victory for women’s health. TASL features built-in patterns and uses gamification to help motivate users to achieve training goals that, in turn, will unlock hidden features. The innovative app can also be used for pleasure.
 
 
Lovelife krush is available at lovelifetoys.com for $149.
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About OhMiBod

OhMiBod is an award-winning innovator of technology-focused sexual health and pleasure products. Headquartered in New Hampshire, USA, OhMiBod seeks to be the catalyst that shifts cultural attitudes toward intimacy and self pleasure and the vital role it plays in one’s sexual health and well-being. For more information on OhMiBod and its range of pleasure products and accessories, visit http://www.OhMiBod.com.