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!