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5 Must Have Apps for Moms & Dads

By RaddestMom

If you’re a tech savvy mom, you will love these!

1. Goodie Goodie

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If you have kids old enough to do chores, this is a must have. Create chore & task lists for your kids as well as goals. As they complete them, you check it off & it automatically deposits money into their “virtual wallet” which they can redeem at any of their 25 affiliated partners including Target, GameStop, & Walmart. Get the heck outta here. Hello. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am. This means no more begging your kids to do chores. Let’s all jump up and down with glee. GOODNIGHT.

for more info check out their website HERE & download the app in your iTunes store.

2. Mom Maps

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This is great if you live in a bigger city, or when you’re traveling. Let Mom Maps help you find local parks, indoor play areas, museums, kid friendly restaurants, etc. all by using your GPS location. JAW ON FLOOR.

3. Postino

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Instead of just emailing photos of your kids to their grand parents, let’s take it back to the 90′s and actually use the pony express to deliver a real life photo card to them. With this app, you can take a photo on your phone, sign it, add a border, and send to an address. You just pay for the postage, & the company mails it for your in the mail. Think about how easy this makes sending Holiday photo cards??!! GENIUSSSSSS.

4. ShopSavvy

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Stop it. Just get out of here right now. Scan any barcode on your phone & this app will show you where (if anywhere) they are selling the product for cheaper, local and online. GAME CHANGER. I can’t breathe.

5. Grocery Gadget

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There are so many things you can do with this app, I find myself short of breath just thinking about it. You can share lists, SYNC them while shopping with your partner (imagine a world where you don’t end up at the checkout with 2 loaves of bread. HORROR), and also this freakishly smart app memorizes which items are on specific aisles. GASP.

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Lisa O

Best Kid’s Lunchbox EVER!

By RaddestMom

Tired of losing lids to tupperware and having to pack a bunch of different containers for your kids’ lunches? Look no further….PlanetBox is a game changer. A friend of mine recommended these and I am extremely happy with the purchase. They are stainless steel lunch boxes that look a bit like prison trays, but they come with a cute little carrying bag. A bit pricey at between $40-$60 for varying styles, but hear me out on why it’s worth it. For one, you don’t have to buy ANY other containers because this can hold everything. Two, the lid is attached, so you won’t ever lose it. Three, there is no BPA leaching in stainless steel like the plastic containers do. It doesn’t stain if you put spaghetti in it, and you can literally use it for years. It comes with a cup holder and condiment pouch. As a mom, I’m thrilled about it. Added bonus is how aesthetically pleasing and organized your kids’ lunches look. Being as OCD as I am, well, it really tickles my fancy. Get one HERE at their website or you can also order on Amazon.

Pearl’s packed lunch for her first day of school!:

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Lisa O

Charcoal Teeth Whitening Experiment Results!

By RaddestMom

As I promised, here are my results from doing the charcoal teeth whitening experiment. After one go at it, I didn’t see much of a difference, granted, I had pretty white teeth to begin with ( I don’t drink coffee, tea, or soda). Something that I did notice was how clean my teeth and mouth felt afterwards. It felt like I’d been to the dentist for a teeth cleaning. I think doing this a couple of times a week could be something I’d be into. I’m not sure how much of an effect it would have on someone with less white teeth to begin with. I’ll keep using for a couple of weeks and do an update. If you want to try it, it can’t hurt :)

Tips on how to do this:

  • Have a paper towel handy for your black drool, you don’t want to wipe it on a towel..this stuff stains!
  • Spit away from the grout in your sink to prevent staining.
  • Do this when the kids go to bed, and wear a robe over your clothes incase it gets messy.
  • The charcoal will slightly stain your toothbrush.

I emptied the capsule of charcoal into the bottle cap, dipped my tooth brush in, and brushed! Left it on for 2 minutes. The results are lacking amazingness, but my teeth felt clean after. SO, there’s that.

I’m slightly weirded out about posting such a close up shot of my grill on the world wide web, almost feels weirder than posting a naked photo of myself, but whatevers. Let’s just say it’s in the name of science!!!

p.s. photos of grill are not edited or color corrected, so booyah

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Lisa O

Want Whiter Teeth Without The Burn???

By RaddestMom

I’ve gone to the dark side. If you want whiter teeth, you first, have to go dark…and what I mean by dark is, CHARCOAL dark.

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Ever heard of activated charcoal? It comes in powder form, tablets, and capsules. It’s an old school remedy for food poisoning, and pumping toxins out of the body. Hospitals still use it to pump peoples’ stomachs with. It’s highly absorbent (supposedly can hold 500 times it’s weight) & is thought to absorb and eliminate toxins. Some say you should always have activated charcoal in your house incase of poison ingestion.

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How does this pertain to teeth, you may ask? Well, the idea is that the charcoal will pull toxins out of the mouth & gums as well as remove stains from the teeth. Sounds crazy, right? Considering that the charcoal itself is HIGHLY staining, meaning don’t let it touch anything in your house or it will be stained black forever and ever. Will it stain your teeth? No. It’s magic.

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Here is what you do: 

Take an activated charcoal tablet and chew it up a little (loose enough to be brushed and rubbed on your teeth), or dip your toothbrush in activated charcoal powder. Brush all over the teeth softly for about 2 minutes. Rinse, spit, and make sure to not get it into any of the grout around your sink….CAREFUL! Your mouth will feel amazing, clean, and your teeth should be a couple shades whiter. The great thing about this is that it’s safe, and it won’t harm the enamel on your teeth like commercial whiteners and bleaches. It’s not masking the stains, it’s actually removing them. Use as often as needed! If you really wanna take the remineralization of your teeth to the next level, follow this procedure with Oil Pulling! Swish some coconut oil through your mouth and teeth for 5 minutes for maximum effect of whitening, replenishing, and oral health.

Here are some before and after pics from the internet. Don’t be intimidated by the black teeth!

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I just bought my bottle, and I’m trying it tomorrow. Let me know how your experiments went in the comments below!!!

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Lisa O

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