About Me

Im a Stay at home mother of 6 children. Myrissa is age 20, Jacub is 18, Victorea is 16, Whitnee is 12, Kirk is 9 and Alivia is 4. We are also getting ready to adopt again! Our sweet new girl is Jessica and is 17!Our newest household addition is Lexee, she is 2 years old. We also have quite a few kids who call us Mom and Dad. My husband is studying for the ministry. We are a very busy family. I want to make sure all you other busy moms, dads, ladies and gents out there get the deals I do. If you would like me to do a review and or giveaway, I'd be happy to share your product with my readers. Contact me for more information. fivelilbassintow@yahoo.com (Please note that most of my email replies go to spam folders so if you contact me and don't hear back, this could be why, please check your spam folder for my reply) You should also check out my co bloggers, if you have a chance. Nicole does book reviews and Jeffrey does outdoor related review, fishing, camping and outdoors.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Prenatal Multivitamin Review





It can be so hard to find a good prenatal vitamin. You definitely want one with folic acid and B12 but some of them irritate your stomach. Some don't have the right amount of each vitamin. I have to say that I believe this one might have all the vitamins that you need. It is still good to take the prenatal vitamin before bed. In doing so, it helps your stomach from being irritated by the pill.

My daughter is 29 weeks this week and still has morning sickness. These vitamins have not seemed to cause her tummy any more grief. It is nice to know that the nutrients that she is giving to her baby are good for her.

You don't just need to take these while you are pregnant. It is also very important to take a multivitamin while you are nursing. Make sure that your body and the body of your baby are receiving all the great nutrients.

Added features are stronger hair and nails! There is no strong odor to the Nutrigold Prenatals.

Product Description
About Multivitamins
Multivitamins are supplements that contains at least 3 or more vitamins and/or minerals in amounts that are below tolerable upper limits established by the Office of Dietary Supplements to help ensure that the body's nutrient needs are met and risks of health conditions associated with specific nutrient deficiencies are minimized.
Most commercially available multivitamin supplements feature vitamins and minerals in one or more of the following forms: •Synthetic isolates created wholly in a lab from industrial chemicals
Cultured nutrients created by culturing vitamin and mineral isolates in nutritional yeast
Whole-food nutrients extracted from natural food sources (e.g. herbs, fruits, spices, & vegetables)
A combination of the three forms listed above
Forms of Multivitamins - Synthetic Isolates vs. Cultured Nutrients vs. Whole-food Nutrients ••Synthetic Isolates - Although not ideal because they are synthetic and created in a lab from industrial chemicals, synthetic isolates are frequently used in commercial multivitamin formulations to achieve high doses of vitamins and minerals without the premium price tag associated with food-based and whole-food vitamins. Although relatively inexpensive compared to cultured nutrients and whole-food multivitamin supplements, products formulated using synthetic vitamins and minerals suffer from issues related to poor bioavailability, poor assimilation, non-compliance due to metallic/medicinal aftertastes, and tend to produce side effects like nausea when taken on an empty stomach.

••Cultured Nutrients - Cultured Nutrients are synthetic isolates that are cultured in a blend of nutritional yeast, S. cerevisiae being the most common, and other vital nutrients. The benefit of culturing isolated vitamins in this nutritional yeast blend is that it transforms the vitamin isolate into a whole-food matrix that resembles food. This form of vitamins is safe, natural, wholesome, and does not have the metallic taste associated with synthetic vitamin isolates. This form of vitamins is also better assimilated/utilized by the body than synthetic isolates.
•Whole-food Nutrients - The terms "whole-food" and "food-based" are, without a doubt, the most overused and abused terms in the supplements industry. Most companies use these terms loosely to either market vitamin isolates cultured in yeast / probiotics or, in extreme cases, to market products that contain synthetic vitamin isolates along with a small amount of fruit and vegetable powders to justify the reference to "food" on the label. This kind of labeling is misleading and a disservice to customers who are looking for vitamins derived from conventionally grown food sources. As a general rule, products that claim to be "food-based" or "whole-food," and list yeast (S. cerevisiae) or probiotics instead of the actual food source that the vitamins were extracted from are NOT true whole-food multivitamin products. Whole-food vitamins and minerals are highly bioavailable nutrients that are extracted by concentrating the full spectrum of naturally-occurring nutrients and their co-factors from conventional food sources like fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices..

Prenatal Multi is a synergistic complex of food-based nutrients concentrated from 100% certified organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs using a patent pending process AND ActivFood™ nutrients cultured in a proprietary whole-food matrix comprised of nutritional yeast, probiotics, bioactive enzymes, glycoproteins, lipoproteins, chlorophyll, glucomannan, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), glutathione, ß-glucans, lipoic acid, essential trace minerals and CoQ10.Prenatal Multi does NOT contain any vitamins or minerals in the synthetic form.
Prenatal Multi - Head-to-Toe Wellness Support •Cognitive Function - Folate, B6, B12, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Organic Annatto Extract, Organic Lemon Extract
Hair and Skin Health - Vitamin A, Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Folate, Biotin, Vitamin C. Vitamin E, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, Organic Amla Extract, Organic Annatto Extract, Organic Lemon Extract
Cellular Energy Production - Vitamins B1, B2, Niacin, B5, B6, Biotin, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Zinc, Organic Amla Extract, Organic Annatto Extract, Organic Guava Leaf Extract, Organic Holy Basil Extract
Cardiovascular Health - Niacin, Folate, Vitamin E, Vitamin K2, Magnesium, Organic Lemon Extract, Organic Holy Basil Extract
Glucose Balance - Biotin, B12, Chromum GTF, Magnesium, Vanadium, Zinc, Organic Sesbania Extract
Bone Health - Vitamin D, Vitamin K2, Magnesium, Zinc
Prenatal Health - Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Folate, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Zinc, Organic Amla Extract, Organic Lemon Extract, Organic Curry Leaf Extract
Immune Function - Beta-carotene (and other carotenoids), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Zinc, Organic Amla Extract, Organic Annatto Extract
Pregnancy-related Nausea, Digestive Discomfort - Organic Ginger Extract
The Whole-Food + Cultured Nutrient Prenatal Multi Advantage •No Synthetics: The TRUE whole-food + cultured nutrient multivitamin and multimineral supplement with absolutly NO synthetic vitamin isolates
Organic + Whole-food: Synergistically formulated with certified organic nutrients concentrated from fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and ActivFood™ nutrients complexed in a whole-food matrix
Gentle on the Stomach: Can be taken with or without food
No Unpleasant Aftertaste: Nourish your body without any of the unpleasant aftertaste associated with consuming synthetic vitamin isolates
Complete Nutrition Each serving delivers 100% or more of the daily values of 19 essential vitamins and minerals for complete head-to-toe protection
Optimal Health Rich source of Iron and Folate to support a healthy pregnancy and fetal developement
Purity and Potency Verified by independent, third-party labs
Perfection Manufactured to stringent cGMP standards without the use of GMOs, additives, fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, preservatives, Stearates, Sulfates, Laurates, and Dioxides
Prenatal Multi Key Health Benefits: Supports energy production, heart health, cognitive function, immunity, healthy aging, and overall well-being*
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Prenatal Multi contain anything other than the active ingredient?
In addition to the active ingredient, each vegetarian capsule of this multivitamin product contains a food concentrate that the nutrients are cultured in, which includes S. cerevisiae and other vital nutrients like CoQ10, complex carbohydrates (beta-1,3-glucans and mannan), dietary fiber, SOD (superoxide dismutase) and glutathione (an antioxidant found in yeast that plays a major role in cellular defense mechanisms). To some extent, this food concentrate is considered an integral part of the active ingredient and does not qualify as an additive or filler in the truest sense of the word.
Is Prenatal Multi free of allergens and GMOs?
Prenatal Multi is verified free of egg, gluten, milk, peanut and shellfish by an independent, third-party lab. Although the product contains a soy derivative (Natto, from which the K2 is extracted), the soy protein allergen is removed during processing. Individuals who have an allergen or intolerance to soy, yeast or any of the other ingredients in the food concentrate that the multivitamin nutrients are cultured in should consult their healthcare provider before taking the product. This product is pending GMO-free verification by the Non-GMO Project™.
Is Prenatal Multi suitable for Vegans / Vegetarians?
Prenatal Multi does not contain any animal-derived ingredients and is, therefore, suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Is Prenatal Multi safe for long-term use?
Prenatal Multi should be safe for both short-term and long-term use when taken as directed and under the guidance of a licensed pharmacist or healthcare professional.
Is Prenatal Multi suitable for individuals with a medical condition?
Individuals with a known or suspected medical condition should always talk to a licensed medical professional before beginning any form of supplementation. It is never advisable to self-diagnose or self-treat a medical condition.


You can purchase this product from Amazon for $ 27.99

http://www.amazon.com/NutriGold-Whole-Food-Prenatal-Multi-Gold/dp/B00P6X5PNS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420863919&sr=8-1&keywords=nutrigold+multivitamin+prenatal



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Smart Moms Teething Bling ABC Teethers Review



SMART MOM JEWELRY

Our youngest has totally fallen in love with these teethers! She has suffered for months now with these gums. These letters came in a nice box with a see through top. There was tissue papers inside to make it look so cute.


I sometimes receive packages and it's in a cardboard box with no "excitement". These cute teething letters would make great baby shower gifts! The sets come in 3 different colors: pink, blue and yellow. Our little girl, when the box got opened, grabbed one out and ran around the house looking like a puppy with a bone! She can chew, chew and chew some more. While teething, kids put the craziest things in their mouths. It is a constant worry for moms. Take the worry away by purchasing this great product. Each set costs $14.99. The ABC letters are soft and bendable. No short edges or small pieces. All of the Teething Bling products are made from a food-safe, phthalate-free, federally-approved silicone. Safety is a big priority for Teething Bling makers. The makers of Teething Bling would like to remind all parents that Children with fully developed teeth may be able to bite through teething letters. Therefore, parents must determine what is best for their own situation and child and as always, we remind everyone that children – of any age – should never be left unattended at any time.

Another cool thing about these neat teethers is, so that you don't lose them, you can attach them to a binky holder.

I fell in love with this company about 2 years ago. I had only had my blog a short time and a new baby in the house. I got one of their products, the onyx teething necklace, in the donut shape.


On sale right now for $9.99

http://www.smartmomjewelry.com/shop/signature-pendants/onyx-donut-shaped-pendant/

I was so impressed by this item and how much our newest member loved it. I also, in wearing it, got a lot of compliments and questions as to where to buy. I pointed them in the Smart Mom/ Teething Bling direction. This company is great and the personal attention that you get, should a need arise is amazing!

A little about them:

Smart Mom LLC is a truly unique company. Staffed entirely by Moms, everything is handled in our Maryland offices. That means if you have a question or concern, you’ll reach one of us. And because we’re all Moms, we understand what it’s like to have little ones underfoot. That’s why we make it so easy for you to contact us – email, Facebook, tweet, blog or call, we’ll answer right away. And we don’t mind crying babies in the background!

A lot of companies say they’re ‘family friendly.’ We are actually walking the walk. We give our team members their assignments and let them go, allowing them to work around their family schedules. We welcome children in our offices (you may hear crying babies in the background here, too!) and are always looking for ways to help other Moms. For us, family truly does come first.


This company is not just for the moms. Do you have a tie wearing husband? Check this out:

Ties look just like ‘regular’ ties but safely tucked inside each one is a surprise: a squeaker and a rattle to delight curious babies.


$19.99

http://www.smartmomjewelry.com/shop/babe-magnet-ties/babe-magnet-pink-striped-tie/

This tie also comes in green! #review

Monday, January 5, 2015

Nuby Monster Spoon and Fork Set Review



This set is super duper cute! We have the alien space ship bowl and the flower power set and are now digging the Monster spoon and fork set.

The greens and purple work so well for monster colors. The white faces will fade off after about 3 months of being thrown in the dishwasher. But as you can see it still is a super cute spoon


The plate and snack keeper that go with this set are super cute also. The plate is green, with a monster face and orange feet.


So you have a little "monster" at home? Even our little girl loves this set. All of her dishes are Nuby and they have withstood the dishwasher and have been tossed around. All the Nuby products we have are very child friendly. That is what I love about this company!

This set is for kids around 18 months of age and older. BPA free and full of vibrant colors.


You can purchase this cute set at

Amazon for $3.52

http://www.amazon.com/Nuby-Spoon-Fork-Set-Monster/dp/B0083SXA76/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420474619&sr=8-1&keywords=Nuby+monster+spoon+and+fork+set

and

www.buybabydirect.com
www.idealbaby.com

www.cookieskids.com
www.kohls.com


You can also follow all Nuby social media at these links

www.facebook.com/nubyusa

https://twitter.com/NubyUSA

http://pinterest.com/nubyusa/

Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent this fork and spoon to test and post my honest review. Thank you for reading!