Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com fresh finds. parents picks. delivered monthly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:22:24 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Little Boy Devastated When Dad Takes His Ear http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/little-boy-devastated-when-dad-takes-his-ear/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/little-boy-devastated-when-dad-takes-his-ear/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:22:24 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8391 ...more]]>

This little one is quite fond of his ears and he would rather no one took them away from him. His Dad quickly learned this lesson when he jokingly pretended to steal one of his them!

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Dad Makes Baby Laugh By Blowing in Her Face http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/dad-makes-baby-laugh-by-blowing-in-her-face/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/dad-makes-baby-laugh-by-blowing-in-her-face/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:26:05 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8385 ...more]]>

Whoosh! This silly dad and his playful little girl have some fun with what we are calling the “face tornado”!

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Moms Parody Iggy Azalea’s Fancy http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/video-moms-parody-fancy/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/video-moms-parody-fancy/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:53:49 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8363 ...more]]>

These two moms re-did Iggy Azalea’s song Fancy by changing the lyrics so that they were about the craziness and fun of modern motherhood!

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Dad And Daughter “Shake It Off” To Taylor Swift’s New Song http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/video-dad-and-daughter-dancing/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/video-dad-and-daughter-dancing/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:21:21 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8356 ...more]]>

Watch this daddy-daughter duo move and groove with so much palpable joy, you’ll find it impossible not to smile!

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Mrs. Meyers Giveaway! http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/mrs-meyers-giveaway/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/09/mrs-meyers-giveaway/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:17:15 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8309 Mrs. Meyer's believes in a better way to get a good clean. Chock full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, their household cleaning products are powerful against dirt and grime. They also provide an effective alternative for people who are concerned about the environmental effects of conventional cleaning products by using plant-based ingredients. The garden-fresh scents uplift your mood while adding a little spring to your step. We all have to clean and Mrs. Meyers helps to make the very best of it ...more]]>

Mrs. Meyer’s believes in a better way to get a good clean. Chock full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, their household cleaning products are powerful against dirt and grime. They also provide an effective alternative for people who are concerned about the environmental effects of conventional cleaning products by using plant-based ingredients. The garden-fresh scents uplift your mood while adding a little spring to your step. We all have to clean and Mrs. Meyers helps to make the very best of it.

Enter below for a chance to win this giveaway that includes:

- Lavender Daily Bar Soap
- Geranium Scented Soy Candle
- Lemon Verbena Multi-Surface Concentrate
- Honeysuckle Dish Soap
- Basil Hand Soap
- Geranium Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
- Basil Automatic Dishpacks
- Lemon Verbena Surface Scrub
- All Purpose Bucket

Giveaway ends Wednesday 09/12/14 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be contacted by email and announced on Facebook!

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This Video of A Toddler Controlling A Entire Crowd Is Too Cute http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/07/video-toddler-crowd/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/07/video-toddler-crowd/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:48:41 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8296 ...more]]>

The link to this video should be under the definition of ‘awesome’ in the dictionary. Way to go to all the campers who played along with this little guy!

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Quinoa: An ideal first food for infants and healthy alternative to rice cereals. http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/07/quinoa-for-infants/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/07/quinoa-for-infants/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:23:42 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8262 ...more]]>

Over the past few years, quinoa has certainly earned its halo as a nutrient powerhouse that’s wonderful for our health.  In fact, 2013 was officially named the “International Year of Quinoa” by the United Nations. But did you know the protein-packed superfood also makes a healthy and nutritious first food for infants?  With a nutritional profile similar to breast milk, quinoa is a perfect first food for babies and makes a healthy and nutritious alternative to traditional rice cereals for weaning.

According to Dr. Laura Jana, a nationally recognized pediatrician, parenting expert and award-winning author of Food Fights and Heading Home with Your Newborn,

bp1quinoa offers parents the opportunity to introduce healthy eating habits right from the start, a practice she actively promotes. Says Dr. Jana: “Given that quinoa has long been recognized for being both nutrient-rich and easily absorbed, not to mention less allergenic than other grains, the concept of introducing quinoa as a first food alternative to traditional rice cereal is particularly appealing.”

Not sure how to go about giving your little one quinoa? NurturMe, the organic baby and toddler food brand, recently introduced the first-ever pure quinoa cereal for infants – providing parents a healthy and easy weaning option that is rich in nutrients, gentle on the tummy and supports baby’s growth naturally. Made from 100 percent supergrain, NurturMe’s Organic Quinoa Baby cereals are a complete and balanced protein, iron fortified, easily digestible and gluten-free. They’re also first and only infant cereal to offer 100 percent naturally occurring nutrients from whole foods. Unlike synthetic nutrients, which can cause constipation and indigestion, plant-based vitamins and minerals are easily digested and improve baby’s overall nutrient absorption. NurturMe’s Organic Quinoa Baby Cereals come in two flavors – Pure Protein-Packed Quinoa and Quinoa + Apple Blend – and are available nationwide online and in stores for $5.75 per 3.7 ounce bag.

Q&A with Dr. Jana, nationally recognized pediatrician and award-winning parenting author author, about the benefits of feeding your infant quinoa as a first food.

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Q: What’s the difference between quinoa and the rice (and other) cereals that have been used as first foods for decades?

What quinoa shares with the traditional baby cereals is the fact that it can be fed to babies in the same, safe and time-tested form of a baby cereal – the consistency of which can be adjusted to accommodate babies’ developing feeding skills. Referred to as a “supergrain”, what’s different about quinoa is the fact that it naturally offers a higher nutrient value than rice – complete with protein, iron and other nutrients – while also being hypoallergenic.

Q: So Quinoa is safe for babies with gluten and other food allergies?

Two key aspects of quinoa that make it particularly compelling are that it is both gluten-free and hypoallergenic by nature. While quinoa is harvested and prepared in much the same fashion as rice and other grains and has long been referred to as “the mother of all grains” as far back as the Incas, it does not technically fall into the same category as cereal grains at all. In fact, quinoa is actually related to beets, chard and spinach. While this little-known fact may seem like simply interesting trivia, it is quite relevant in helping to explain why pure quinoa foods do not come with the same potential allergy concerns as traditional grains.

Q: What are some other benefits of quinoa as a first food?

I am a big believer in introducing healthy habits right from the start, so the idea of introducing what is considered to be a hypoallergenic and nutrient-rich “supergrain” into a child’s diet as a first food is very appealing. In addition, the ability to mix quinoa with breast milk (which itself is commonly recognized as “the perfect food for babies”) allows parents to serve babies a nutritionally dynamic duo.

Click here to read the full Q&A with Dr. Laura Jana about the many benefits of quinoa and other first-food tips for your baby.

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ThirdLove Giveaway! http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/thirdlove-giveaway/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/thirdlove-giveaway/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:10:20 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8232 ThirdLove creates European-inspired lingerie that is both luxurious and affordable. Their designers obsess over every detail, choosing high-end fabrics and laces that are usually reserved for boutique brands, but because they sell directly to you, they don't charge boutique prices. Their bras also feature signature ½ cup sizes to give you the best possible fit. With ThirdLove, luxury doesn’t have to be expensive. Just for Citrus Lane Fans: Use code CITRUSLANE20 for 20% off your purchase at www.thirdlove.com (Excludes gift cards) ...more]]>

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ThirdLove creates European-inspired lingerie that is both luxurious and affordable. Their designers obsess over every detail, choosing high-end fabrics and laces that are usually reserved for boutique brands, but because they sell directly to you, they don’t charge boutique prices. Their bras also feature signature ½ cup sizes to give you the best possible fit. With ThirdLove, luxury doesn’t have to be expensive.

Just for Citrus Lane Fans: Use code CITRUSLANE20 for 20% off your purchase at www.thirdlove.com (Excludes gift cards)

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Enter below for a chance to win in this 3-day Giveaway!
(2) Winners will win a ThirdLove Intimates Set (Bra+Panty)
(1) Grand Prize Winner will win a ThirdLove Intimates Set (Bra+Panty) & 3-Month Citrus Lane Subscription

Giveaway ends Wednesday 07/16/14 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be contacted by email and announced on Facebook!

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Innobaby Giveaway! http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/innobaby-giveaway/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/innobaby-giveaway/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:38:35 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8215 innobaby_new2013 Innobaby Teether Giveaway

(3) Winners will receive all (7) Innobaby's Teethers The Innobaby Teethers, all winners of The National Parenting Center's 2013 Seal of Approval, are specially designed as "training" teethers. These teethers are specifically crafted to stimulate the muscles of the lips, tongue, and cheeks to improve oral motor skills. The lightweight EZ grip handle design allows babies to improve hand eye coordination and the unique shape, texture, and flexible design allows babies to reach all parts of the mouth for thorough and ...more]]>

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Innobaby Teether Giveaway

(3) Winners will receive all (7) Innobaby’s Teethers

The Innobaby Teethers, all winners of The National Parenting Center’s 2013 Seal of Approval, are specially designed as “training” teethers. These teethers are specifically crafted to stimulate the muscles of the lips, tongue, and cheeks to improve oral motor skills. The lightweight EZ grip handle design allows babies to improve hand eye coordination and the unique shape, texture, and flexible design allows babies to reach all parts of the mouth for thorough and gentle gum massage.

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Giveaway ends Sunday 07/03/14 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be contacted by email and announced on Facebook! Enter below.

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Dad has fun with his babbling baby girl http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/dad-fun-babbling-baby-girl/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/dad-fun-babbling-baby-girl/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:20:34 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8206 Someone loved the audio so much, they made a slowed down version here. Awesome but a bit creepy! ...more]]>

Someone loved the audio so much, they made a slowed down version here. Awesome but a bit creepy!

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