Saturday, September 19, 2009

WAT-AAH Review and Giveaway

Thanks so much for all the entries. This contest is closed. My winner is clallen!

With the kids back in school, it is even more important for us to teach them about healthy drinking choices and their need to stay hydrated. Many students are drinking during their lunchtime and rarely any more than that throughout the day. This is not healthy at all.

So, how do we teach them to drink more? Better yet, how do we get them away from the juice boxes and sodas and drinking what they need: WATER?

The solution is Here:

WAT-AAH! is the first 100% sugar-free, functional beverage brand designed especially for kids. WAT-AAH! was launched in June 2008 in New York . It is currently distributed in more than 250 stores including Whole Foods Market. The brand was recently named by Trend Hunter magazine as one of the Best Products for Kids in 2009. WAT-AAH! contains no sugar, artificial flavors, colors or unnatural additives. WAT-AAH! is ultra pure water containing the right amount of essential ingredients such as magnesium, electrolytes and oxygen to help maintain children's health. WAT-AAH!'s mission is to reverse the established behavior and dependency on sweetened drinks among America's children, and ultimately help fight the battle against childhood obesity and to teach kids that healthy bodies can be obtained through healthy hydration,

The Review:

I had been watching reviews of WAT-AAH popping up all over the blogosphere so I decided to find out what the buzz was all about. Through my membership at The Product Review Place, I was able to contact WAT-AAH and request my own review of their products. I was sent bottles of WAT-AAH and some marketing materials: tattooes, stickers, ets.... in exchange for my honest review of their product.

Once I received the product and began removing it from its box, the biggest attraction for the product became quite evident: The appearance of the bottles.

Don't they look neat? Psst....... I would drink them based on appearance. lol I put the WAT-AAH in my fridge to get good and cold. I love really cold water. My son comes in a couple hours later, looks in the fridge and says, "Cool, what is this?" So I tell him it's water and explain each bottle to him (I'll tell you that in just a sec) and he's like, "Hmm... they look cool." Then, he takes the WAT-AAH instead of the soda. This is BIG! He loves Mountain Dew but he chose WAT-AAH instead. Now for the bottle explanation:

The Blue bottle is for the Brain: Ultra purified water, kid-friendly electrolytes and NO SUGAR

The Orange Bottle is for Bones: Ultra purified water, bone-building magnesium and NO SUGAR

The Pink Bottle is for Body: Pure spring water, no sodium, no chemicals, NO SUGAR

The Green Bottle is for Energy: Ultra purified water, energizing oxygen and NO SUGAR

I honestly cannot attest to whether or not each bottle is effective in the area it is designed for. Maybe if I were drinking it daily for a period of time, I could reap the benefits..... I can't say. What I can say is the water is good. It has a pure, clean taste. If there are the above mentioned additives, they do not affect the flavor of the water.

My opinion is, if you want your child drinking more water, the bottle alone will get them to do it, from my experience. I kept the bottles after we tried the WAT-AAH and keep them filled with water and my son will still grab them from the fridge.

Now, WAT-AAH would like for you to have the opportunity to introduce your children to their products and to encourage them to stay away from sugary drinks. They are providing one of my followers with a WAT-AAH Backpack filled with fun, back-to-school items and WAT-AAH samples.

This giveaway will run until September 28th at 11:59 pm CST and will be open to everyone. You must leave your contact information in the post unless you have a blog link to your e-mail. Please, leave a separate comment for each entry. The main entry must be completed before the additional entries or all entries will be invalid. The main entry is 2 part so make sure you do both.

Good luck!

Main Entry:

* Tell me what you are doing to get your child drinking more water.

Make sure you do both, then leave a comment telling me.

Additional Entries:

(1) Follow WAT-AAH on twitter: @WATAAH

(2) Follow the WAT-AAH blog

(3) Follow me on twitter: @SereneMoments

(4) Fan WAT-AAH on Facebook

(5) Grab my new button.

(6) Follow me publicly.

(7) Leave a comment on this post

Good luck to everyone!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Where Is The Heart of Your Home?

The Heart of your Home is a special place where family and friends gather. It is where memories are made and shared. It is the place where you come together as a family.

For my family, it is the kitchen.

You know what I'm talking about?! Every family gathering we have ends up with everyone standing around the kitchen, laughing and sharing. Holidays are especially crowded in the kitchen, between the conversations and the great food, which everyone has to grab a nibble of, the kitchen is full. With an "immediate family" of about 31 and growing, that is one CROWDED KITCHEN.

Samsung wants to know, "Where is the Heart of your Home?" That's right, they are asking us TwitterMoms to reach out to YOU and find out Where the Heart of YOUR Home is!

So, what are you waiting for? Leave me a comment here, please, then run by TwitterMoms and find out how you can participate in the Samsung's "Where is the Heart of Your Home" contest and have a chance to:

WIN a Samsung Washer and Dryer

About Samsung Home Appliances:

Need Home Appliances that help run your home? Bring It On. Whether it’s one of the largest French Door Refrigerators, or the quietest Washer in its class,* you’ll discover that Samsung Home Appliances bring the perfect balance of innovation, convenience, and savings to your home.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Secret Circle Review

Mom's, if you have a little girl between the ages of 8 and 12, Pay Attention:

My Secret Circle is a Must-Have for your child.

As a member of The Product Review Place, I receive opportunities to review products from various companies. Such was the case with My Secret Circle from Senario. I received the B.F.F. pack which included two online access keys: one for you or for your friend - B.F.F.

My Secret Circle is a secure, online, social networking "world" designed specifically for girls aged 8 to 12 years old. Once the girls "plug in" their "key", it kind of reminds me of a jump-drive in appearance, they are taken to a "private spot" where they can hang out with other My Secret Circle friends. Each friend must have a My Secret Circle "key" and must be given a private code by the friend in order to communicate in her community. Once the codes are shared, they can chat, share some photos, play games or just write in their journals.

"My Secret Circle presents this demographic with the ability to create completely private communities with friends, while avoiding the advertising and strangers present on other social networking sites.

"My Secret Circle is invisible to the online world and is not a website."

Who doesn't love that?

My Secret Circle reminds me of many of the websites that are available for children, with the bright colors and different ways in which it can be personalized. It features:

* A profile page with "All-About-Me" pages that include a Diva Designer avatar

* A journal in which they can create entries or blogs. They can write all about their personal thoughts and feelings. They can keep it private or share with their friends

* Games that they can play alone or with friends. There's an arcade where they can store the.

* Instant Messaging so they can chat with all their friends

* Photos can be uploaded with text, decorations and the ability to crop them. They can even create slideshows for their profile.

* Voice Chat option is available for those who want to purchase the additional headset with microphone.

My Secret Circle is one-of-a-kind. We all know what kind of "people" are lurking around online, just looking for their next victim. Lets make sure that it isn't our children.

"My Secret Circle is currently available for purchase at Justice stores across the nation for $19.99. Justice is the subsidiary of Tween Brands (NYSE: TWB) the largest premier tween specialty retailer in the world providing the hottest fashion merchandise and accessories for girls ages 7 to 14. The B.F.F. Pack retails for $29.99 and the chat headset with microphone is $14.99.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Text-A-Thon For a Cause

and Kelly Ripa Kick Off
"Text-a-Thon for a Cause"

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa remain committed to raising money and awareness to support this worthy cause. Together, they are launching another exciting campaign that utilizes a form of communication that many of us use every day - texting! During September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Electrolux and Kelly are holding a "Text-a-Thon for a Cause" to help raise support for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund whose mission is to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.

Throughout September, you can donate $5 to the cause by texting "KELLY" to 85944 from your mobile phones (standard text messaging rates apply) - or logging on to Also, every time you log on to the Web site, you'll be entered for a chance to win an amazing contribution to your home - a luxury front load washer and dryer from Electrolux in Turquoise Sky, the color inspired by the teal ribbon of ovarian cancer awareness.

Also during September, visitors to Kelly Confidential can help spread awareness for this important cause by sending a virtual T-shirt to a friend. For every virtual t-shirt sent, Electrolux will donate $1 to the OCRF. Fashion-forward Moms can also purchase a limited edition T-shirt designed by Ripa; 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will go to OCRF.