Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Get Sexy Valentine!

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Mead Early Learning!! *giveaway*

With these winter days leaving us inside a bit more than usual, staying out of the cold is a good thing, but keeping occupied is the hard thing. I keep the kids from becoming video game or tv zombies and fill their time with activities that they like,  yet will expand their skills intellectually as well.

Some of the best products that I've found for intellectual fun are the Mead Early Learning products! They range in skill set from Pre-Kindergarten up through Third grade. This range is EXCELLENT for my two monsters!! Buddy starts Kindergarten in the fall and Boug is in Third grade currently!!

These products are backed up by professional educators, and tested by REAL parents, and have a huge range of products for all different types of interests. They have a variety of dry-erase boards, game and activity workbooks, flash-cards, and age-appropriate workbooks. So far, Buddy's favorite is the dry-erase board, he will sit for HOURS and write, erase, and re-write his ABC's...

I've picked up other brands of workbooks in the stores, and I'm always disappointed in the selections. I mean, the content is good, but the amount of pages leave much to be desired. I mean, come on... Who wants to spend their money on a workbook with twenty or less pages?? The Mead Early Learning workbooks are THICK! The Preschool one that Buddy's been working has literally HUNDREDS of pages of activities! Thank goodness for VALUE!!

The Mead Early Learning Flashcards are great too, but for some reason Buddy will not do them with me. The good thing though? He will do them with his sister. Go figure, they get along during flashcard time. Big sister sits and goes through them with him, and they not only learn, they bond too. I can't complain one bit!

Mead has been gracious and offered up a prize pack of Early Learning products to a reader of A Couch With A View!! All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment to let me know what Early Learning product you think your kiddo would love the most!! You can view all the selections here.

This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on 2/16/2013. Winner will be notified and has 48 hours to respond to email, or else prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn. Prize package is approximately a $75.00 value.

Big thank you to Mead for providing me with a variety of Early Learning products to facilitate my review. Receipt of items in no way change the way that I feel about said products.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Wonderful Home Element *guest post*

A guest post brought to you by Sierra!

A Wonderful Home Element - Maintaining Optimal Conditions in your Aquarium

The aquarium in your interior acts as a second home for your fish and other water organisms. If you want to create a safe and clean mini bio-reserve for them, then it is important to keep the conditions in the aquarium outstanding in order for your fish to survive and also live freely. Learn about the many factors that are important to remember when taking care of an aquarium and the life within it.

Being a vigilant mother, you should know if any of your kids are mischievous and which ones could potentially cause harm to any of your aquatic life in the aquarium. It is important that you keep your aquarium out of reach from younger children who can easily drop food or other things in the aquarium and harm the fish. However, you can allow a responsible child to take care of the aquarium and ask them to keep the water clean. It’s also important for keep the aquarium clean because this will prevent the aquarium from developing any algae or other harmful materials.

You can find all of the information you need from websites such as swallowaquatics.co.uk that offer complete aquatic solutions for your aquarium. They provide a wide range of products that can be used to clean the aquarium water and improve its condition. These types of products include algae cleaners, gravel cleaners and hose, and even thermometers that are used to check the temperature of the water from time to time. It is important that the development of algae, other bacteria, and sedimentation of solid waste is checked every now and then.

It’s also important to find quality fish food to ensure that the fish and other creatures in the aquarium are getting the proper nourishment. Be sure to find the correct type of food depending on the different types of fish you own and feed them accordingly. You should also make sure that you are following the instructions so that you know how much food to add to the water. Keep in mind that it can become dangerous for fish to survive in certain types of conditions if you were to over feed them or not follow the instructions carefully. You can also add filters in the aquarium to check the water quality and keep the organisms healthy.
Last but not the least, to ensure that you feel at home add extra charm to your living room with an aquarium and fun elements within the aquatic element that your fish will enjoy. Add different elements to the aquarium and make it become a focal point in your favorite space. Consider wonderful elements such as lighting, aquarium plants, rocks, and more. Nice elements that are designed to be placed in an aquarium will help develop a favorable mini eco-system for fish to survive in.


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