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A Peek into Babbleboxx for Men

Over the years I’ve been considered an influencer. I guess the blog has given my a bit of a spotlight and I’ve been able to share my thoughts and ideas for hot products, adventures and technology.  Babbleboxx has reached out and shared with me their Babblebox for Men. What is Babbleboxx you ask? Babbleboxx places Brand specific products in the hands of social influencers and trendsetters to post, pin, snap, tweet and share a message across their social channels and tribes for unique brand exposure.

I’m just a small fish in a big influencer pond but Babblebox hit the mark with their offerings.Babblebox for men


Casio’s EDIFICE collection reflects a distinct sense of style by providing men with features that are ideal for professional and weekend lifestyles. The collection speaks to upwardly, mobile men whose goals lie anywhere from the boardroom to the ballpark. As a watch wearer and collector I was impressed with the luxury aesthetic this timepiece gives. The large face, stainless steel band, solar powered battery, daily alarm, World Time for accurate timekeeping and Techside (Bluetoooth connectivity) I wear this with joy.Casio’s EDIFICE timepiece

Wearable Wellness Tracker from Spire

More than just an activity tracker the Wearable Wellness Tracker from Spire increases mindfulness and productivity by tracking breathing patterns reflecting our state of mind. Spire’s in-the-moment notifications makes becoming mindful more attainable throughout the day while in-app breathing exercises and guided mini-meditation sessions promote the modification of negative behaviors. While this came in a box suggested for men this is definitely a gadget for men and women.  My wife snagged it right away and has been training towards a more holistic well-being for the last couple weeks. Spire, retails for $99.95, is fully integrated into the Apple Health App and works with Apple watch with an Android app coming soon.Get $10 off when you purchase Spire at this link. Discount is applied at checkout.

2(X)IST Men’s Activewear

The 2(X)IST Men’s Activewear collection is designed to support you from total relaxation to game changing performance. Featuring moisture wicking fabric and innovative design, these pieces are just a small glimpse into the active lifestyle of the 2(X)IST man and woman.Th designs received were trendy and had great style. The boy took the shirt and the youngest took the shorts for running. She said she’ll grow into them but the next day said she slept in them and that they were the comfiest shorts she’s ever had.   

Old Spice Sweat Defense and Hair Pomade

If you knew me a few years ago you saw me bald.  For about a year the wife encouraged me to grow my hair back. The Old Spice Hair Pomade works great and has that authentic manly smell without being dated. This isn’t the Old Spice from our grandfather’s days. Old Spice offers a complete product portfolio for today’s man for grooming, hair care and more, including anti-antiperspirants, deodorants, body washes, body sprays, shampoos, hair stylers, electric razors and trimmers, shave gels, after shaves, colognes. I already use the Fiji Body Wash each day so the Sweat Defense Anti-Antiperspirant is a great addition.

Babbleboxx is a great way to be introduced to new brands, not so new brands with a new product or up and coming trends. Keep an eye out for Babbleboxx on Instagram and what other influencers are saying about the brands that are arriving on their doorsteps. Personally I’d welcome just about any for the modern day Renaissance man; cigars, tools, cologne, tie, money clip, magazine subscription or app downloads. I’m open to trying anything once and giving something a chance. 

This post is sponsored by on behalf of Single Edition Media.

It’s time to have #OneConversation #ActAgainstAids #CDC

I think I’ve done a good job at parenting my oldest when it comes to being open and honest about the dangers of unsafe sex, drug use and illicit behaviors. Some conversations aren’t easy to have to ensure you and your family are safe the job needs to get done.

Sabreena has been exposed to a lot in her 19 years. She’s aware of what’s really going on in the world and the struggles that many face by prejudice of all kinds.
I was approached to bring to your attention of a plague affecting the Latinos and Latinas living in the United States. Did you know Hispanics account for 19% of those affected with HIV/AIDS but we only account for 16% of the population? The disproportion comes from the lack of outreach and education, language barriers and discrimination. As a culture Hispanics don’t talk about personal issues, especially those that are considered taboo. We hope deep down that our family and friends are taking care of themselves, making the right choices.

Have #OneConversation at a Time to Stop HIV #CDC #AltaMed #HIV

Sin Vergüenza (which translates to Without Shame) is an exciting, entertaining, and suspenseful telenovela web series, produced by Los Angeles-based AltaMed Healthcare Services. It takes viewers into the lives of a dynamic Mexican-American family coping with issues around HIV and sexual health. Each family member represents a different age group, sexual orientation, and marital status and faces unique challenges. Each person is also at risk of getting HIV.

The high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS isn’t inclusive to just the Hispanic community but the high rate at which this demographic is being infected needs your attention. If current trends continue, an estimated 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men and 1 in 106 Hispanic/Latina women will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in their lifetime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized this epidemic and launched We Can Stop HIV One Conversation At A Time. This national campaign encourages open lines of communication between the Hispanic community to educate and inform family, friends and loved ones of the dangers of unprotected sex. This call to action stresses the need to talk about HIV/AIDS and how no one is immune; no matter the marital status, age and sexual orientation.Have #OneConversation at a Time to Stop HIV #CDC #AltaMed #HIV

The choices we make stay with us. The information is available and now it’s time to share it with those that need it. Start the conversation and have facts on hand if you suspect someone you love is at risk.  One Conversation at a Time is free to use, has downloadable materials and has facts on how to protect each other.  It’s time to let go of the stigma and educate, especially our youth. Young people, aged 13-24 are especially affected by HIV. They comprised 16% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 26% of all new HIV infections in 2010.

There’s so much to live for. Let’s not waste another minute. Share what you now know about the rising rate of HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic community and how to stop it in its tracks with #OneConversation.

 This post is made possible by support from the We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time campaign. All opinions are my own.


New Balance Sports and Fitness Gift Guide

Toys, gadgets and gift cards are typical additions to our holiday shopping list. I often forget about everyone’s hobbies. Rob and I took up running this year. While we haven’t been very dedicated the last couple of months I know it’s something we want to continue for fun and health. New Balance showered us with awesome running shoes and gear. I’m sharing with you all the great gifts we received and other great finds for those with health-centric hobbies and passions.

Women’s Minimus 1010
The New Balance Minimus 1010 trail runner introduces a new kind of minimal fit to the performance-driven runner, taking a remarkably lightweight, stylish upper and combining it with ROCK STOP® protection in the forefoot and a supremely durable Vibram® outsole. Knocked down to a 4mm drop, this up-and-coming minimalist superstar helps you go the distance again and again while simultaneously allowing you to concentrate on your form and the exhilarating feel of the trail beneath you.

women's minimus sneakers

Windblocker Jackets
The perfect gift for the winter runner, the New Balance NBx Windblocker Jacket is just the thing for the job: it’s windproof, water resistant, moisture-wicking, reflective, and ready to keep you dry and comfortable even in lower temperatures or adverse weather conditions. Loaded with convenience, storage and visibility features and the technology to make your workout better than ever, this music-friendly jacket uses stretch knit brushed back fleece combined with thermal wind block fabric retain and reinforce your body heat.
running gear

Ndurance 100 Chronograph
Chronograph/data 24 hour range, Exercise timer, Time/alarms, Water resistant, EL backlight

ndurance chronograph

Men’s Minimus 20V3
The Minimus 20v3 offers a barefoot workout experience with the protection of a lightweight trainer. It’s stable, low-profile platform aid in efficiency in the gym and is versatile enough for a run. Inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks.

NB Minimus Mens

Media Holder
Reflectivity for added safety and visibility,Interior key pocket for storage, 2 D-rings work to provide a perfect fit, Compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, One-handed adjustment, Operate your iPhone while in the armband

iphone holder, sports, running
Handheld Water Bottle
Eeflectivity for added safety and visibility,Front zip pockets for secure storage, Clipless cap, 22 oz (650 mL). Weight: 4 oz, Adjustable moisture-wicking airmesh hand strap

handheld waterbottle

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SAFESKIN Antibacterial Gel Keeps Kids Safe plus Walgreens #giveaway

A simple scrape or scratch can turn into so much more with the threat of MRSA lurking behind every corner. Daycare centers, gyms, playgrounds and classrooms are breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. These are the places our children visit on a regular basis so we have to keep them safe.

safeskin prevention mrsa

SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel is the first of its kind in a topical prevention to MRSA. MRSA is a highly contagious and antibiotic-resistant staph bacterial infection that affects many children. It is contracted from skin to skin contact and can present as sores on the body.
mrsa prevention infographic
Shaun has recently started football practice. Each day him and 25 other kids are barreling over each other in insect riddled grass for 3 hours. He comes home each day sore, tired, sweaty and often scratched up. I’ve worried about things like athletes foot and ticks but what about MRSA. What if he’s up against someone else who is carrying the bacteria. How should I be protecting him?

A few months back I burned myself doing a simple craft. It was a small wound but one that came with lots of pain and a long healing process. I worried about the scarring and possiblity of infection. I was prescribed a pricey ointment. SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel is an inexpensive, antibiotic free, easy to apply gel than can get tossed in his equipment bag and used whenever he comes off the field banged and bruised. SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel is a long lasting protective barrier on burns, cuts, scrapes and bug bites. School starts in just a few weeks, I can have this handy for when they come home complaining of the newest battle scar from the playground.

Buy SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel from select Walgreens stores.  Click the coupon below for a special $1.00 off the already low price.

safeskin coupon

Enter to win a $100 Walgreens Stores Gift Card from SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel. Tell me some of your health and safety fears when your children are at school, on the playground or on the field.

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I received compensation from Kimberly-Clark Professional in the form of a gift card and product samples to participate in this campaign promoting the SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel. In addition, Kimberly-Clark Professional provided the gift card I am using as the prize in my promotion. 

Vicks #BehindEar Thermometer

vicks behind ear thermometer, #behindear, vapo rubA couple of weeks ago I was invited to a #BehindEar luncheon in Philadelphia to discuss kid’s health, flu season and to see some new Vick’s products in action.

The discussion was led by Dr Meg Meeker, M.D., author of “The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers”.  As moms we are told to listen to the doctor, but honestly I take all doctor’s advice with a grain of salt. As a mom I’m more inclined to follow my gut. Things like washing hands, taking vitamins, drinking plenty of water and getting outside for exercise and fresh air are tops on our list for staying healthy and strong. Medications are a last resort for my family.

Things like adding humidity in the air has always been a part of our lives. When Shaun was little he suffered with breathing problems and extreme eczema. We quickly learned that increasing the humidity in his room would allow for a more restful sleep. Six years ago our choices for powerful humidifiers were limited; we ended up purchasing a Venta Sonic for over $100. Today Vicks has figured out how to get the same powerful mist for a much more reasonable price.
vicks humidifier, cool mist humidifier
Shae came down with a cough/cold last week so we put the Vicks Germ Free Humidifier to work. Along with applying good old fashioned Vicks Vapo Rub and using the Vicks Plug In Waterless Vaporizer and using a trusted, age appropriate cough medicine Shae was sleeping better through the night and the cough lasted on a couple nights. While we stopped the medicine, Plug-in and Vicks Vapo Rub, the humidifier is still running.

behind ear thermometer, #behindearThe luncheon was primarily based around the new Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer. I’m not fan. Shae came into the room I instantly knew she had a fever. I ripped open the packaging of the new thermometer, read the simple directions and took her temperature. It was registering below her normal temperature. I then took my own temperature, normal. I took Shaun’s temperature, normal. I took Shae’s again and was getting readings of 99.3-100.7. I took out my trusty oral thermometer and got a reading of 102.4 that kept rising. For the next couple of hours I tested the Behind Ear Thermometer on the family, thinking I just needed to get the right angle or get it in the right spot. I never mastered it. I’ll stick with what works for me.

Vicks is a trusted brand in our home and I’m not going to stop using our staple of Vapo Rub. The humidifier has found a new home in Shae’s room and I’m stocking up on plug-in refills for those stuffy noses that will happen.

Find a possible Target Promotional Code for more Vicks products and other home health care items.

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Norelco Senso Touch 3D Evalutation

I am not sure where I stand when it comes to shaving but I would love to know if I am the minority or the majority.  Do men love to shave?  I will be honest and say I 100% hated shaving until I received the Norelco Senso Touch 3D electric shaver. I would think ahead on what days I would have to shave for work and knew those days I would be irritated.

I know you are going to say that I need to say that because I received this for consideration but I am serious when I say this is the best shaver I have ever tried. I still don’t love to shave but I also don’t hate it like I used to.  My skin is extremely sensitive so I could only shave in the shower when my face was wet and the hairs were soft otherwise my skin would get so irritated and cut up but with the Senso Touch 3D I am able to shave when I get out of the shower with no problems at all.

The Norelco Senso Touch 3D (1290x) is a wet and dry electric shaver so I now have options.  I can use the shaver in the shower if I want which I still haven’t done or once I get out which I have done probably 25 times already.  With a tradition razor and shaving cream I would only shave twice a week otherwise my face would be all messed up but now that I am using the Norelco Senso Touch 3D I am able to shave daily with ZERO problems meaning no skin irritation or anything.  When I was in college I tried using an electric shaver and I HATED it so I was very hesitant when I received the Senso Touch 3D but I am pleasantly surprised and will NEVER go back to my old razor, we are through!!!

Here are a few highlights:

  • Philips GyroFlex 3D system adjusts seamlessly to every curve
  • UltraTrack heads catch every hair with just a few strokes
  • SensoTouch Shavers with patented Super Lift&Cut Action
  • Aquatec seal for comfortable dry & refreshing wet shaves
  • Smooth, low-friction SkinGlide to minimize irritation

The Norelco Senso Touch 3D is super easy to use as well as clean.  It has given me a shave that my traditional razor could never give me.  It is close and like I mentioned it doesn’t irritate my skin which is huge because I wouldn’t shave just so I could avoid the uncomfortable feeling.  I’ve never used an electric razor and heard lots of things like it would take weeks for your skin to get used to it but the 1st night I was impressed.  Instead of shaving 2-3 times a week I can now shave nightly if I want and not worry about my skin afterwards.

The Senso Touch 3D is a shaver that I will be using for very long time.

Luckily we are offering this same shaver to ONE lucky Look What Mom Found…and Dad too reader.  Check out the Rafflecopter Widget below for entry rules and extra opportunities to win.
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Keeping Smiles Big and Healthy with Crest and Oral-B

Oral hygiene might not be the most interesting topic but Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME makes it more fun for kids. I recently hosted a “MommyParties” with Shaun’s Cub Scout troop to talk about ways to keep the boy’s teeth and mouth clean and healthy.

Each week at the scout meeting we discuss a new topic, sometimes it’s about family, sometimes it’s about nutrition sometimes it’s about safety. I thought introducing Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME would be a fun way to not only have my party but give the boys a little lesson. I know from experience kids don’t always follow through on proper brushing so I knew this would be a perfect chance to teach a little something to kids from a different perspective.

I started the “presentation” asking the boys if they knew how long they were supposed to brush their teeth or how often they were supposed to floss. One thing I loved was that some of them knew to use a song like Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to ensure they brushed their teeth long enough. The whole thing ended up being a very educational experience for the boys and a very entertaining with the unique answers they were giving. It wasn’t at all boring, we made it fun with balloons and a cute smile craft and a sample of Cars II Gummy Vitamins.

Toothbrushes and toothpaste might not sound like a fun gift but the kids loved the gift bags provided by Oral-B Pro Health FOR ME. Each boy (and some siblings) went home with a toothbrush, full size toothpaste, pack of flossers, various coupons and a wealth of information they will hopefully us.

My own kids have been using the Oral-B Pro Health FOR ME Mouth Rinse and Flossers on a daily basis. Shaun especially seems excited to have tools just for him. No more spicy mouthwash is what he’s most grateful for.

A special thanks to MommyParties and Oral-B Stage III an Crest and Oral-B Pro Health FOR ME to allowing me to share their products and information with a great group of boys!

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Monitoring your Fitness with Sportsline

A couple weeks back Rob rode the Bike MS: City to Shore, 100 mile bike ride for Multiple Sclerosis. Doing the ride is more than just a fundraiser; it’s an intense workout. Rob is a regular cyclist and monitoring his progress and health is a must.

sportline-heart-rate-monitorRob was able to try out the Sportline’s CARDIO 660 Series heart rate monitor for the ride.
The Sportline Cardio™ 660 heart rate monitor is simple to set up and use so you can focus on your fitness while you run, walk and bike.

  • Quick and easy to set up, the Cardio 660 heart rate monitor lets you customize the user profile for accuracy
  • Press the dedicated heart rate button to display your heart rate at any time during your workout; watch displays average heart rate and percent of your maximum heart rate
  • Watch calculates calories burned and fat burned during your workout
  • Coded transmission between the watch and the included chest strap eliminates interference from other heart rate monitors
  • Time your workouts with the countdown timer or the 50-lap stopwatch
  • Sportline Cardio™ 660 heart rate monitor has standard watch features that include time, date and alarm
  • Operates on 2 CR2032 lithium batteries (included)

Rob said the results he received were accurate and helped him pace himself through the rougher parts of the ride. For whatever the sport a Sportline Heart Rate Monitor is a great addition for your fitness needs. Visit for more details and other selections and options.

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Get Your Vitamin C With Emergen-C

I have been taking vitamins for about three to four years so it is only seems natural that the kids should take vitamins as well. The kids get a gummy multi vitamin and a gummy fiber vitamin and we just recently starting adding Emergen-C to the mix. The kid’s loves getting their vitamins and if for some reason Melinda or I forget to give them their vitamin they are sure to let us know.

Recently we receive Emergen-C Kidz Vitamin C supplement in grape, orange and fruit punch flavor. Emegen-C Kids Vitamin C provided the kids with 250mg of vitamin C per serving. All you do is mix one packet with 4-6oz of water and mix. The kids do drink orange juice but to me there is no such thing as to much vitamin C.

Right now if you can be sure to take the Emergen-C Pledge which states you will try to follow and provide a healthy lifestyle for you and your children. For every box of Emergen-c they sell they will donate 25 cents to Vitamin Angels which will help reduce childhood mortality worldwide by providing essential nutrients.

Emergen-C is a great addition to any vitamin or non vitamin regimen. So far my kids are enjoying it and how it tastes which is great because my kids love the taste and I love its nutrition value.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Emergen-C and received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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Do You Suffer from Adult Acne?

Healthy clear skin is something that comes pretty natural to me. Rob on the other had has suffered with occasional bouts of adult acne. He’s tried many products and while lots of them work for short periods of time he hasn’t found anything to solve the problem long term.

Proactiv is trying to help him solve his dilemma by introducing him to one of their newest additions to their Acne System. The Medicated Cleansing Bar is formulated differently than the Renewing Cleanser that most people are used to when thinking Proactiv. The main soap-free cleansing agent is 1% salicylic acid; an ingredient that helps exfoliate skin and clear pores to reduce breakouts. The Medicated Cleansing Bar is suitable for all skin types even those without acne issues as a way to keep skin clean, glowing and healthy.

Rob has been using the Medicated Cleansing Bar for about 2 weeks and has noticed a difference in frequency and amount of acne on his face and neck. Last week he might have had a couple set backs because we were on vacation and using lots of sunscreen, in and out of harsh waters and just plain ole lazy in our normal skin care routines. While he may not have been as faithful in getting his typical 2 face washes in he still managed to use the entire bar in about 2 weeks. Not usually a big deal but the cost of 1 bar is $18 dollars. That’s a pretty steep expense for just 1 step in a skin care regimen. If Rob realizes by next week that The Medicated Cleansing Bar is something he’d like to continue then of course we’ll pony up the money.

Proactiv was developed by former acne sufferers and leading dermatologists, Katie Rodan, M.D. and Kathy Dields, M.D. It has been used successfully by millions of women, men and teens round the worked. Proactiv has been recognized with 30 awards and honors from the beauty and health industry. We were provided products to try and share our experience with our readers.

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