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Giveaways 12/29

Join this @brawloutgame giveaway, somehow we’ll get that brand new Nintendo Switch console (GameCube controller included)

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Posted in Book Reviews

Book Spotlight: Super Science Girls!: Ellen Langas

SERIES SYNOPSIS:“The Girls Know How® book series is dedicated to encouraging girls ages 7 to 12 to explore careers and develop the skills and attitudes that will support them as they grow. The newest book, Super Science Girls! introduces STEM careers. Other books in the series introduce journalism, construction and teaching. Starting at $4.95, books are available at book stores, (exclusive set with author autograph), and Girls Know How books include a Girls Want to Know interview and activities at the end of each book, plus classroom study guides that are free at Other books in the series introduce journalism, construction and teaching. Recommended for ages 7 – 12, the books retail between $4.95 and $7.95 and are available at book stores, (exclusive set with the author’s autograph), and ”

For this review, we’ll focus on ‘Super Science Girls’.
MY THOUGHTS: When I was approached about this series, my first reaction was YES! Finally, a girl series about awesome girls defying stereotypes and gender inequality! So much emphasis is being applied to STEM related careers nowadays. The only drawback has been that these careers are predominantly filled by males.
No one knows this better than the author. She broke the ‘rules’ and launched an enviable career. Her goal now is to impart her wisdom and ambition on the next generation. I love when women pass the torch, willingly, to youth.

As fabulous as the thought behind the series is, the books have to be entertaining and engaging in order for tweens to read them. Thankfully, they are all that and more. The characters are charismatic and tween girls will definitely be able to relate to them. They are ‘real-world’ characters that any reader could encounter daily. They are well-written and fun to read. The books are ‘clean’ and focus on encouraging young women to excel.

In ‘Super Science Girls’, Sylia is based on of Sylvia Todd, the mind behind the popular online Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show. Another character is based on of Pat Woody Reeves, the former chief engineer of the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center. Amazing women! As parents, these are the types of fiction books we want our children engrossed in reading. They need role models who aren’t all about nail polish & boys.

My aunt, a biochemist, knows how hard it is to achieve academic and profession successes in science. She, too, was thrilled with this series. Perhaps the books will inspire a girl you know to look into a profession she hadn’t thought of before. Pick up all 4 books in the series for the girls in your family, church group, etc. Definitely 5 stars all the way!
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**I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

Posted in Health, Product Reviews

A Healthier Smile For 2018

A new start to a new year is time for new toothbrushes!

Every one of us has heard about the importance of dental health. From preschool through adulthood, we’re told how to brush, floss, etc. But, do we really pay attention to the type of brush we use? Now, I don’t mean manual versus power. But, the difference in the bristles.
Before trying Dr. Plotka’s brushes, we were guilty of complacency, too. Whatever brush was fine. We barely noticed if the pack said ‘soft’ or not and when it came right down to it, any dollar store brush would do. That all changed with Mouthwatchers.

We’ve noticed a significant difference in our dental care. Our youngest son’s last check-up was cavity-free. My husband no longer has pain along the gumline and with ‘problem tooth’ areas. As for me, I wear a partial, so I noticed the gentler feel on my actual gums. Plus, I know for sure that the Mouthwatchers brushes are doing a much better job removing debris and plaque. As a family, our teeth feel and look better.

I’m certainly no dental expert. I would never give any sort of dental/medical advice. Always use your own judgment and rely on your own dental experts’ opinions. However, I know what works for my family. I’m positive that these toothbrushes made a difference to us.

I expected them to be pricey. For the benefits we’ve received, I was willing to pay a little extra. I was floored when I saw that they are pretty much the same price as the other toothbrushes being sold. More benefits without more money? There’s something we don’t see much of nowadays. But, it’s true! As a mom and the primary shopper for the household, I’m thrilled. I don’t have to allot more to the dental care budget and I can feel good about the brushes my family uses.

Here is the need-to-know product


NATURALLY ANTIMICROBIAL* BRISTLES For Better Health – Infused with silver to naturally eliminate 99.9% of bacteria that grows on the bristles between uses, this innovative tool is always clean and ready for the next use! Doctor Plotka’s™ helps achieve better overall health by not reintroducing harmful bacteria into your mouth and body.

Dentist Developed – Dr. Ronald Plotka designed this innovative toothbrush as part of his thriving 40+ year Boston-based dental practice. Its technology has helped hundreds of his patients prevent cavities and achieve better oral health.

LONG LASTING POLYESTER BRISTLES – You’ll get up to one extra month worth of use thanks to the polyester bending and upgraded properties. (The ADA – American Dental Association- recommend changing your toothbrush every 3 months. The Doctor Plotka’s brush will last about 4!)

FLOSSING BRISTLES™ – Revolutionary, dual-layered bristle structure provides superior cleaning: the outer bristles, thin as a human hair, gently brush away food and plaque in places other brushes miss! Getting deep down the groves, this toothbrush cleans where 90% of cavities form! With thicker inner bristles, you’ll get a complete cleaning of the teeth and gums every time.
Toothbrushes come in Manual and Power, available in Adult, Youth and Travel sizes and range in price from $4.99 to $24.99 for the power pack.

Amazing bushes. Amazing price. Amazing company. Forgive the cliché, but that’s
something to smile about.
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*Pics & product info belong solely to Mouthwatchers.
**We are received the aforementioned product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.