Monday, 23 May 2016

World-Class Pediatric Care Close to Home, with CHOP at Virtua!

*Many thanks to CHOP at Virtua for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to seek out their services when my child is hurt or ill. Today’s post is sponsored by CHOP at Virtua, by my love for their pediatric care is all my own!

As a mother of 3 biological children (and 1 step child), I am quite well versed in some of the things that could happen throughout their lives, which might require some medical attention.  Consequently, I would do anything to make sure that each of our children are well cared for (should they fall ill), no matter what, because I want them all to receive the greatest quality in care as close to home as reasonably possible.

As a parent who also resides in the South Jersey region, I do feel very blessed to live so close to such high-end care since the partnership between Virtua and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) came into fruition 5 years ago.  Virtua, which has provided care for newborns, children and moms for many, many years, (and which has established a record of quality care in the past of its own accord) collaboratedwith CHOP in order to place some of their (CHOP’s) medical doctors in South Jersey, successfully expanding Virtua’s already plump and reputable program of care to each family who may one day need it, like mine.

Benefits of CHOP at Virtua:
•CHOP at Virtua services include: emergency care, in-hospital care, intensive care for
newborns and kids, sleep medicine, imaging/radiology including sedation when needed.
•CHOP doctors also interpret diagnostic test in cardiology, neurology and radiology.
•CHOP provides teleneurology support in Virtua’s emergency departments.
•CHOP’s Specialty Care Center is situated at the Virtua Voorhees Health and Wellness

CHOP at Virtua sits so easily within reach, where quality care is practically on your door-step and conveniently accessible to families in a time when it is most called for. With the pediatric emergency room and Level III NICU at Virtua Voorhees, plus the Level II Intensive Care Unit at Virtua Memorial, I feel confident that my children, and any future siblings, would be in great hands through this system along with CHOP in Philadelphia for the most difficult of times and perplexing medical conundrums that could one day face theirs or the next generation of our family.

I feel that we would be in good hands with CHOP at Virtua and my mind is rested knowing that they are only a step away, with some of the best medical staff we could hope to find, now and in times to come, right in our back yard!

For more information, and latest news, please check out #CHOPatVirtua on Instagram and Pinterest, (@Virtuahealth) and (@Childrensphila) on Twittter, with hashtag #CHOPatVirtua, too! Thank you!

Saturday, 21 May 2016

HARTZ Giveaway - Ends 6/1/2016!

    The author of this blog post at Free For All received a sample to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions are 100 percent her own no financial compensation was received.        

HARTZ Giveaway 1 Winner Will Receive A Hartz Cat and Dog Prize pack!

Be Sure To Read Gobble It Up Reviews Review Here and Free For Alls Review Here


(Ends 6/1/16 - Good Luck!)


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

#switchtoturkey This Cinco de Mayo, with Jennie-O!

Disclaimer: I was provided with coupons in order to purchase and try out some Jennie-O products. All opinions are my own and your thoughts may differ to mine. Thank you! 

Today may be "Star Wars Day" but tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and it is time to get together with friends and family for fun festivities and lots of yummy food!

(Miami Street Style Turkey Tacos. Pic courtesy of Jennie-O)

Jennie-O has a plethora of recipes for you to switch out your beef for turkey, this year, and so make that meal a little more guilt-free and a little more tasty all at the same time!

Love tacos? Jennie-O has you covered! Fiery Enchiladas? NO PROBLEM! Jennie-O has a recipe for that, too! Whatever you need, including dips that everyone is going to love, Jennie-O has your back and is waiting for you, with recipes, over at their website!

For under 500 calories, you could be eating Turkey Nachos, but for even less, at 300 calories, you could be eating Turkey Frittatas, instead - and you know, those are some of my absolute favorite things to eat AND happen to be approved by The Biggest Loser - they are even GLUTEN FREE!

If you want to impress your guests, or make dinner for your family bright, then Island Turkey Tacos might be for you! These are simple tacos with Jennie-O's Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin with added spices and various peppers and more for color and decoration - not to mention taste and texture! They run at about 200 calories each and they taste amazing!

You can find all of the current recipes on Jennie-Os website, and start cooking today!

Personally, I am going to make some Miami-Street-Style-Turkey-Tacos and I am going to be stuffing some Jalapeno Peppers with Jennie-O ground turkey in a cheesy sauce, a little like poppers, but with meat and cheese instead of just cheese! You just cut out the seeds of the jalapenos, stuff them and cover in breadcrumbs, stand them upright in a baking dish and load with extra cheese and breadcrumbs and bake unntil done.  These go down well with the whole family - and the meat and cheese make for a nice sandwich filling or taco stuffing if your children do not like spicy jalapenos!

Tip: Kids LOVE Turkey Nachos and they are easy to eat and not too spicy if you leave out the hot sauces or jalapenos. They are super-quick to make and taste great!

What are you going to bring to the table this Cinco de Mayo? Whatever it is, give Jennie-O a try and switch to TURKEY!!

Follow Jennie-O on Twitter to keep up to date with great new ideas and tasty new recipes!


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Unilever Ice Cream for ALL Your Summer Classics AND some New Adventures!

Disclaimer: I was provided (by Unilever) with product coupons in order to form an opinion and share this post. My thoughts are my own and your views may differ, thank you! 

It is spring again, with summer on its way, which means we are sure to be ICE CREAM abound at any second, with Unilever Ice Cream announcing some new additions for your delight! 

I just loaded up on treats like Magnum, Popsicles, Klondike, Good Humor (Strawberry Shortcake) and Breyer's new Ice Cream Cake flavor ice cream, which should all keep the kids going for a little while, with cool treats and happy faces in current favorites and new flavors, too!

You will soon be able to find (if you can't already!): 

·        Breyers Ice Cream Cake
·        Breyers Chocolate Snack Cups
·        Breyers Natural Vanilla Snack Cups
·        Good Humor Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
·        Klondike S’mores
·        Popsicle Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™

Unilever Ice Cream never fails in our house and we can't wait to discover all of the new flavors! The Ice Cream Cake flavor was an instant hit and so much so that I didn't even manage to get a photo of it before it was devoured by my kids!! I managed to get a taste and I do have to agree that it was so classically good, that I don't blame them for swooping in on that one first!

You can now enjoy S'mores all year around in the hot (or cold), with the new Klondike S'mores, too! I haven't met too many people who didn't like the taste of a good S'more or three, so I am sure this one is going to be a huge hit!

We will stick to our classics as well as try out the new flavors. I don't think you can get more flawless than a Strawberry Shortcake ice cream! This one satisfies the entire family and so is always at the top of my list when shopping for ice cream, though that new Ice Cream Cake Breyer's is giving it a run for its money!!

Whatever summer has waiting for you, I hope you have some ice cream, and nostalgic classics to get you through...

Stay cool - ENJOY!

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Step into Spring with Therafit Shoe! GIVEAWAY! Ends 4/30/16.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a pair of Therafit shoes in order to give my honest opinions. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own, and your views may differ. Thank you!

Therafit have new shoes out for you to enjoy, this spring and I got a first hand look at some of them just this past week! 

I got to try out the Sienna shoe in Rose color and I do like them a lot, even though they seem a little slimmer and more snug of a fit compared to the other Therafit shoes I have tried, and adored over the last few years! 

If you wear half sizes, you will be sure to want to size up for these shoes and if you are a wider foot then you can adjust the laces and the side zip for better comfort, but a much better fit on a slender foot! 

The color and design on these is unique and very fashion friendly! I can wear them with just about anything, and they give a boring pair of jeans a pop of pizzazz at the bottom! 

As usual, you can adjust the shoes to make them feel comfortable to suit your own preferences with the Therafit PCS (Personal Comfort system), which helps to support your feet alongside the removable cushioned insoles, too!

The Sienna shoes are available in 10 different patterns and sizes and make a perfect addition to a spring wardrobe - you can most definitely wear these to make a statement with a skirt or a dress and you can utilize them for active events and sporting ventures as well! 

Therafit don't just stop with one new line of shoes this spring, they also have the Flora, Candy, Grace and more, which you will find over at their website, where you can also claim a 10% discount with coupon code SHOP16 at checkout!

Now for the fun part! 

Therafit wants to let you try out a pair of these fabulous shoes, too, this spring and so we are giving a pair away, in the size of your choice, and all you have to do is enter the rafflecopter form, below! 

The winner will be chosen at random within 24 hours of competition end and will be notified accordingly with 48 hours to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed within that time frame then a new winner will be chosen until we have a new confirmed winner, in the same way. Entrants must reside in the U.S.A and must be over 18 years of age or have parents permission to enter. Prize is fulfilled by Therafit Shoes, not Mom's Gone Bronson or any other participating blogger.

Thank you, and GOOD LUCK!

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tropical Smoothie Cafe New Menu Favorites, and GIVEAWAY!

Disclaimer: I was provided with products in exchange for my honest opinions. Your views may differ. Thank you.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a deliciously healthier feeling choice place to eat and great for all the family. I recently visited with a friend and my children, who all enjoy a nice, delicious smoothy and wraps to go!

The prices are fair and the place was clean and tidy, staff were very friendly and the children enjoyed being able to grab their own fruits or side too!

NOW, also, you will find delicious new eats like Smoked Queso Chicken Flatbread and Mojo Pork & Swiss, which compliment a new set of smoothies like a Chia Banana Boost!

With so many regular favorites and these new additions, eating healthier never tasted so good!!

To celebrate the new arrivals, Tropical Smoothie Cafe would like to give ONE of our readers the chance to win a prize pack including some fitness related goodies like a jump rope,  stretch band, travel smoothie cup and a gift card to use at Tropical Smoothie Cafe on your next visit!

Winners will be notified within 24 hours of giveaway end and will have 24 hours to claim their prize! Winners will be redrawn until we have a confirmed winner!

To be in with a chance of winning, just enter via the rafflecopter, below! Good luck!

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Jennie-O Has Easter Covered, With Turkey!

Disclaimer: I was provided with products in return for my views, your views may differ from mine, thank you!

Spring has sprung as Easter comes early this year, so why not let Jennie-O entertain your guests for you with some delicious Easter recipes your guests won't want to miss!

For just a few bucks you can pick up lean turkey meat, bacon, links or sausages, plus even a giant turkey ready for the oven!

Jennie-O makes it easy to follow a plan for recipes and allows you to get creative and overhaul an old recipe and substitute for turkey, even starting with breakfast!

You can make a simple pancake breakfast with turkey sausage links as I did, or you can get fancy and follow the  recipe from Jennie-O's website for Birds Nest Breakfast Cups, which look fabulous and are one of my favorites to impress guests!

How about whipping out a Jemnie-O oven ready turkey for the main meal, too? I am not a fan of really salty ham and my husband doesn't eat it at all, so turkey is a great substitute.

You can even add some Candied Turkey Bacon, too! Jennie-O has thought of everything! 

You don't have to do things traditionally, this Easter, and you don't have to go it alone, either. Check out the Jennie-O website for even more great ideas to wow your guests with turkey as you make the switch this year!

I would love to know if you try any of these, and if Jennie-O helps you this Easter! 

Keep up to date with Jennie-O on Facebook and Twitter, too, to stay in the know!

Happy Easter!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Put Softsoap Foaming Hand Soap in Your Gift Baskets this Easter!

Disclaimer: I was provided with products from Colgate-Palmolive in exchange for my honest opinions; your views may differ to mine, thank you!

Every year, we fill up a gift basket for the kids with various candy, for Easter and this year is no exception!

The kids get sticky and they have a good time with it - they also run around the yard getting dirty during Easter egg hunts, blasts and dashes!

That is why, this year I am including these fun Softsoap bottles of foaming hand soaps in Frozen and Star Wars designs, along with any goodies in their baskets!

I love how Softsoap smells and it is easy for all to dispense -even for the little ones. What better way to keep them clean and not sticky through the adventures of the day?

We all love the designs on the bottles and there is  something for everyone from Elsa to R2D2! My step son and my son both like Star Wars and my younger two love Frozen, so everyone is encouraged to wash up fresh and clean with their favorite characters!

You can currently find: Elsa, Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Darth Vader, R2D2 and Yoda!

You can check out the full range of designs in stores, now, and pop some in your baskets to keep those sticky mitts clean with characters the kids adore!

You can find Softsoap on Facebook, too, if you'd like to stay in the know!


Saturday, 19 March 2016

1byOne 9000mAh 12V Multi-Function Smart Portable Car Jump Starter Powerbank!!

Disclaimer: I was provided with product in order to give my honest opinions. Your views may differ from mine, thank you!

The 1byone 9000mAh 12V Multi-Function Smart Portable Car Jump Starter Powerbank for Smartphones & Digital Devices

If you are anything like me, you will like to be prepared for various situations, including a break-down on the way to or from work, or being able to stop and help someone else who might be in trouble at the side of the road.

Well, this small box of magic is something I didn't even know I needed until I had it and now I wouldn't let it go!

This small little battery pack jump starts your car multiple times, which gives you a head start to getting back on the road without having to flag anyone else down or getting into a tizzy on the side of the road!

This compact little black box fits snugly anywhere in your car for easy access and not only can it jump your car, it can recharge your cellphone, too, which is even better in an emergency situation when your battery fails and you're unable to restart your car at all. 

I feel so much happier knowing that this gem is sitting in the back of our car, when my husband heads off to work, because there have been times when not only did he need help starting our old car, but times when he had stopped and actually gone and purchased jumper cables to help start someone else's car, too!

Now we are prepared in the eventuality that our car decides not to play ball and if we see someone who might need a hand. It charges quickly and requires very little down time. It takes second to check and is quick to run, well worth the money and allows for a little more peace of mind on a daily commute.

You can check these out on Amazon, via 1byOne, here!

10/10, and well worth the investment!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Ovation Brands Family Nights With Amelia Bedelia! Giveaway!!

Disclaimer, I was provided with products in exchange for my honest opinions. Your views may differ from mine!

Ovation Brands, which includes Old Country Buffet, Ryan's and other well loved buffets across America is hosting fun family nights all through spring, featuring Amelia Bedelia!

From March 17th through May 12th, children are invited to participate in educational, fun group activities that celebrate everything from words and science to cooking, the seasons, and more, with emphasis on education through play!

Upcoming events include:
  • March 17 “St. Patrick’s Day” brings kids along on a magical four-leaf clover hunt with prizes, candies, and free dinner coupons for those that collect the most clovers. Extra clovers will be given to kids who show up wearing green. 
  • March 24 “Let’s Run for Office!” teaches kids the basics about election time and how to campaign by making slogans, buttons, and campaign promises before holding their own mini election. 
  • March 31 “Spring Selfie” is a great social media photo-booth-style experience the whole family can take part in. Frames, decorations, and more! 
Check out Ovation Brands for a full listing!

These events are wildly popular and we have attended quite a few with the children recently and look forward to trying a new location for the Amelia Bedelia series and widening our nets!

These Amelia Bedelia books I received today are so much fun and my daughter adores them as they are stories she can relate to and have fun with and explore.

Enter to Win!!
Ovation Brands would like to give one of our readers a head start with spring reading with an Amelia prize pack all of  your own! 

To be in with a chance of winning just enter the rafflecopter, below! Giveaway ends on March 23rd, good luck! 

Note: Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment, thank you!

Monday, 14 March 2016

Giveaway!! PEEPS and Company for ALL Your Easter Needs! #peepseaster

Disclaimer: The PEEPS & COMPANY® products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by PEEPS & COMPANY®.

Every year, when Easter rolls around, my children ask specifically for one thing... PEEPS!

This year, PEEPS are headlining our Easter basket with just about as many different flavors that you can imagine, and then some extras we definitely know the children are going to enjoy!

I picked up a couple of very cute baskets for just under $1.00 each at the thrift shop and filled them to the top with as many PEEPS as I could, without going crazy!

I added PEEPS ear buds and plush toy, plus Mike & Ike Jelly Beans, Mike & Ike Easter treats and Hot Tamales, too, which we were sent with our gigantic package of PEEPS goodies!

We dug into the birthday cake PEEPS already, those didn't even make it into the final basket, and the brown sugar chocolate covered PEEPS weren't far behind! I have hidden the rest away, including PEEPS bunnies and regular PEEPS treats and decorated eggs!

We have started our traditional Easter crafts in the way of bunnies and will draw up some PEEPS soon, too! My children don't endulge too much regularly and so if they want PEEPS for Easter, then who am I to argue!

There are sticky, sweet, gooey, delicious PEEPS for everyone now and I'd love to know your favorite!!

Here is a super 20% off code for your next online PEEPS purchase, too! No minimum required, from February 15 through April 15, 2016. Use code: EASTERTREATS

BUT WAIT! There is more! The good people that brought us PEEPS, really want to bring YOU a goodie bag of PEEPS and friends, too!

ONE winner will win a PEEPS and friends surprise gift pack of sweet delights similar to the products shown in this post! (The prize does not include ear buds, plush or any other item that is not candy and is subject to change based on availability at the time of prize fulfillment!)

To enter to win a PEEPS prize pack, just enter the rafflecopter, below! You can also keep up to date with PEEPS and Company, here!!

Giveaway ends March 22nd!

Mom's Gone Bronson is not responsible for prize fulfillment this falls to our friends at PEEPS!

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Good luck!!!

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Cheese Knives Set from Laminas!

Disclaimer,: I received this item for review purposes. Your opinions may differ from mine. Thank you.

Here is a great little cheese knives set, from Laminas!

I received this rather awesome cheese knife set the other day and am really enjoying it - Especially as we are a family who definitely loves and adores our cheese!

This 5 piece  set is well made, sturdy, thick and strong, with a smart shape that is functional and decorative both at the same time.

Great for entertaining guests, with a cheese plate and crackers and is easily cleaned and packed away!

Perfect for every day use, too - and rather practical. I absolutely give them top marks all around!

For more information you can find this particular set on Amazon, here!

Spruce up your cheese platter, today!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Divining Rod Adventure Sweepstakes! #ChooseYourOwnAdventure

Disclaimer: information provided about this giveaway is from Divining Rod Wines. Mom's Gone Bronson is not responsible for the sweeps, thank you!

The Divining Rod Adventure Sweepstakes, which can be found here: is your chance to enter to win a trip for two to one of Divining Rod Marc’s favorite Montana fishing spots.

The sweepstakes will give you the opportunity to win a three day, two night stay, with round trip airfare, gourmet meals, lessons in wine, and adventures of choice, which can include the likes of, running, walking, hiking, kayaking, fishing or golfing.

Sweepstakes are open until June 30, 2016 and you can check out the rules by texting DIVININGROD TO 31279, visiting or Facebook!

Good luck, from Mom's Gone Bronson!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Face painting set from Bo Buggles!

Disclaimer: I was provided with products in exchange for my honest opinion. Your views may differ to mine.

I was able to try out this nice little set of face paints, which you can find on Amazon, HERE!

This kit from Bo Buggles is compact, professional quality and at an affordable price, which means you can pick one up for any ocassion!

I have 4 kids and I love to get messy with them or have fun with art and crafting so face painting is on the top of our list of favourites!

I like to crack out the paints on snow days, birthdays, and even for other people's parties, even though I am no professional, the other moms like to have a go, too, because face paints always make kids chipper!

I tested these ones on my daughter with a butterfly design and they were great once they warmed up a bit and once we got in our stride.

I would have loved the palette to have been a little bigger but aside from that I am very happy with this set and will get a lot of use out of it in the coming months!

If you are v looking for a good set at a reasonable price then this might be the one for you!


Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Jennie-O recipes to make the switch for, with The Biggest Loser!

 Disclaimer: I was provided with coupons to try Jennie-O products in exchange v for this post. My opinions are my own, thank you!

The Biggest Loser, last week featured Turkey Breakfast Sausage Chilaquiles with JENNIE-O® Lean Mild Turkey Breakfast Sausage Roll, which look and taste as great as they sound!

Put together in collaboration with Biggest Loser RD Cheryl Forberg, the recipe puts a tasty, low-cal spin on a favorite south-of-the-boarder dish...

I tried these or over the weekend and they were delicious! I added an egg to mine and you can incorporate any extras to your liking!

Find the original recipe HERE!

Catch the biggest loser every week and Jennie-O in your local grocery store, to make the switch!!