Seventh Generation Prize Pack ( R+G) - 9/16 ( CAN)

Seventh Generation is the nation’s leading brand of household and personal care products that help protect human health and the environment.
I had a wonderful opportunity to try some products from Seventh Generation. This is an awesome brand that pro-actively considers the impact that products could have on the environment and carries a line of products that families would love to use at homes. All their products are environment friendly and free from toxins that are harmful to humans and the earth. To quote something in a nutshell from the website:

"We are always evaluating how to reduce their environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain."

By choosing not to process with chlorine, Seventh Generation helps reduce the overall amount of chlorinated toxins released into the environment.

 I chose to review the following products and love them all! I'd like to say a little bit more than that as you just gotta know why I recommend them. My toddler likes to do EVERYTHING I do and especially when cleaning, he finds that mommy tells him to stay away when she cleans certain things. Why can't he clean what mommy is cleaning? Now since we have started using more and more eco-friendly products, mommy and son get along just fine while cleaning!

Baby wipes is a "rescue hero" for many situations! Not only do I use them for my toddler's bottoms, but also to clean their face, hands, nose..the list can be endless when you have a child. Considering their limitless uses, it turns out that we can still use them without having to worry about the chemicals in the wipes that makes skin dry. 

What chemicals could wipes possibly contain?

Some other brands that label their products "Fragrance Free", "Unscented", or "Perfume Free" may still contain small amounts of fragrances called masking agents, used to hide unpleasant odors from other ingredients. Masking agents are chemicals used to cover up another chemical color or fragrance and are not typically disclosed on ingredient lists.

Seventh Generation wipes are:
  • FREE of chlorine processing 
  • Free of fragrances, dyes and alcohol
  • Do not contain masking agents 
 Seventh Generation Diapers have the following features:
  • Premium Absorbency
  • Free of Chlorine Processing
  • Free of Fragrances & Latex
  • Free of Petroleum Based Lotions
  • Hypoallergenic
These diapers will be great especially if a child has sensitive skin. Though I did not have the chance to use it on my son when he was an infant, I would highly recommend it  for newborns as they are so fresh in this world and these diapers would be such a nice thing to have. Since they are hypoallergenic, they are gentle on the baby skin. My son still is in size 5-6 diapers but I so look forward to using their training pants! 
 Seventh Generation non-toxic & biodegradable household cleaners are a safe & e ective way to clean your kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedrooms and windows without creating harsh fumes. 

  • Tough on stains
  • Non-toxic
  • Biodegradable formula
  • Does not create harsh fumes
Although this Toilet Bowl Cleaner does not disinfect, it is the best cleaner I have used. I would just buy it again because of the non-toxic nature and no fumes that I have to inhale. My son always likes to hang around with me when I clean, so this is perfect as it is safe to use. It cleans so well and I leave it overnight after scrubbing and the bowl looks as new!
Seventh Generation Natural Dish washing Liquid Effectively remove grease & stubborn food residue with our powerful, hypoallergenic formula. It's a natural choice for cleaner dishes and happy hands. 

  • Plant-derived cleaners effectively cut grease
  • Non-toxic
  • Free of dyes and synthetic fragrances
  • Biodegradable formula
I really love the scent of the liquid and I know that my skin is safe as I use this. My son also loves to clean with me so he is also happy to use it without causing any harm to his skin. I also found out from the website that this liquid can be safely use to clean baby bottles. So you have more reasons to buy Seventh Generation products!  
Our non-toxic & biodegradable formula removes the toughest of stains with plant-derived cleaning agents.
  • Designed for standard and HE machines
  • Non-irritating to skin
  • Enzymes lift stubborn everyday stains
  • Free of optical brighteners
  • Free of dyes & synthetic fragrances
  • Biodegradable formula
  • Supports sustainable palm oil
The Laundry Liquid bottle is made from 80% post-consumer recycled plastic.

Since this has a biodegradable formula, I am sure that all the rinsed water will not be seeping into the earth and polluting the land. It is effective for cleaning and does a fantastic job of fighting and removing stains. I see no reason why I wouldn't want to  buy this product! 

All the above products are available at Canadian retailers.

Win Seventh Generation products here!

One lucky Canadian reader will have the chance to win 100% organic cotton Seventh Gen Eco lunch bag as well as coupons for a FREE package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers, Free & Clear Baby Wipes and dish washing products.

Here is how you can win it:

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment on one effort you sincerely make to be kind to the environment.

Additional Entries ( 1 entry each)

  • Become a member of Seventh Generation Community and receive updates and coupons.
  • Follow "Toddler Tales by Mommy" on GFC
  • Fan Seventh Generation on Facebook
  •   Follow "Toddler Tales by Mommy" on Twitter.
  •  Follow my blog on Networked blogs. 
  • Become an email subscriber to receive my blog updates.

This Giveaway is open to residents of Canada until September 16, 2011.Random Generator will choose a winner and winner will be announced .

Disclosure – I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada.  I received compensation as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own. 


Winners and what's in the giveaway goodie box?!

Firstly, I apologize for posting the winners late. I try my best to post the winners on time but sometimes I have too much on my plate and I get delayed. Then I return to my blog to relax myself and read some the wonderful blogs in blogville. Truly, women around me continue to inspire me and keep me going just when I think it's time to hit the brakes.So I do remember all of you! ( waving!) This is one of the times I wish blogger has emoticons.

Some awesome giveaways have just ended and it's the time to win!

Skechers Shoes - Anonymous said... 57

Fujifilm Digital Camera- Denise G said... 22  

Goodnight Angels Book - bigdisneyfan said... 30  

Tropical Traditions Omega 3 Greens - doreenriopel said... 5  

Dinosaur Train DVD - boyzrule

You can expect an email from me soon .

I will soon be posting giveaways from Seventh Generation ( an awesome brand that cares for the environment and us) , some really cool and fun watches ( yep! you read it right - watch with an "S", 2 watches for a winner!) .

Hoping you are having a great week and taking it easy.Cheers!

Review: Nature Clean's Dish Washing Liquid

All Nature Clean products are non-toxic and biodegradable and are created from naturally derived ingredients. We follow strict guidelines from groups in the US and the European Union when choosing our ingredients to ensure that we avoid any possible suspected carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals)*.

*Nature Clean ensures that the ingredients we used are not listed with the National Toxicology Program (NTP), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American Conference of Government Industrial Hygenists (ACGIC).

I was sent a bottle of Nature Clean's Dish washing liquid. It has a very mild and pleasant fragrance. It was very effective in cleaning out the toughest greases and stains. The best thing I could do with this was let my son help me with the dishes. As this is a non-toxic product, I was not afraid of any dangerous fumes and my little helper was more than just happy to help!

Nature Clean products are available at major Canadian retailers.

(Disclaimer: Thanks to Nature Clean  for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions here are only my own.)

Book Review: 100 Read & Sing Devotions

About the book: 

Kids can read, sing, and learn while they spend time with God!

In 100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs children can read a devotion, sing a beloved song, and say a prayer all while learning and spending time with God. Perfect for before school, bedtime, or anytime, these short devotions will be fun for kids and help parents grow their children’s faith.

With bright illustrations, great music, and powerful messages, kids will have fun while they learn to walk with God and apply the message of the Bible to their everyday lives.

Every page of this book are little nuggets rich in scriptures through illustrations, reading, a short verse and a small prayer. I found it to be of high quality in terms of the book cover, page quality and oh it also comes with 2 CDs full of songs. If I were to give this as a gift, I am sure to "wow" the receiver.But I am not gifting this to anyone as my son loves to read this book! He finds it easy to understand and he is also learning the short Bible verses, which is awesome.

The CDs have found their home in our car and my son ( and me) loves the songs and sings along by shaking his head to the beats! It is a great set for small children as young as 3 and a valuable tool to teach and help children grow in their faith.

( Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers, I received a free advanced reading copy of this book as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions are only my own.)

Disney's PROM - Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack ( R+G) 9/10

Time for yet another fabulous release from Walt Disney Studios!
PROM will be releasing on August 30 , 2011 and will capture the hearts of all teens.

We watched it as a family and loved it.  While PROM is always viewed in light of the glamorous gowns and how memorable the day will be, Disney has perfectly put the focus on what essentially goes unnoticed. The movie talks about friendships that are developing, judgements that are reversed with familiarity and puts the spotlight on what truly can connect or disconnect people.

I found it as a valuable movie (with barely noticeable violence- 1 scene for a few seconds)  which can help teenagers connect with their student community with a true heart and not give way for deception. It is a movie worth watching , learning and laughing!

About the Movie
At “Prom”, every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a classic tale of opposites attracting when she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Share the laughter and the drama as secrets are brought to light, seemingly steady relationships unravel and new romance catches fire. Get ready for this hilariously heartfelt date with destiny featuring a hot ensemble cast of rising young stars and cool bonus features. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one Prom!

PROM will be available for purchase at retail as a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) or a High Definition Movie Download for the suggested price of $39.99 in the U.S. and $46.99 in Canada.

Win it !
1 lucky reader will have the opportunity to win a copy of PROM in Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack 

Mandatory entry:
Follow "Toddler Tales by Mommy" on GFC

Extra Entries ( 2 entries each, leave separate comments):
- Fan Disney on Facebook
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- Follow "Toddler Tales by Mommy" on Twitter.
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This Giveaway is open to Canada and US until September 10, 2011.Random Generator will choose a winner and winner will be announced .

(Disclaimer: Thanks to Walt Disney for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.All opinions expressed here are only my own.)

Review: Hallmark's Recordable Storybook

All little girls love princesses and dream to be one! This recordable storybook is just for that little princess in your life. It is very well made with "voice save" technology which helps you to record your voice as you read.

Each page talks about a princess and the wonderful qualities that truly make them fit to be a princess. It encourages children to focus on inner qualities that help them build their personality. It reiterates the value of being friendly, helpful and how people love and appreciate these values more than the sparkles on the gown.

It finally has a page that says the sweetest thing and a little girl would feel so special and loved, to hear that.

You can record your voice in advance and just give your child the book for bedtime. They will surely feel special with their favorite story and your voice. When they get bored with your voice, they can experiment recording their own voices!

Hallmark has other recordable storybooks that both boys and girls will really enjoy. It retails for $29.95.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Hallmark and the PR company for sending me the featured product for review. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. The review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.All opinions are only my own.)

Giveaway: $25 GC for My Baby Clothes ( US)

Good Lad Gray Argyle Sweater Vest with Long Sleeve Button Down and Khaki Pants
Rosalina Red Gingham Shortall
Nicole Miller Purple and White Clara Tunic and Legging Set

My Baby Clothes has some really cute clothes for babies and children. You can find Tutus,
  Baby Clothes Baby headbands , Baby hats  and much more!

As I browsed through their website, I found several items that you can buy for $25 or less. It is a great place to find gifts for baby shower .

My Baby Clothes is currently available in the US only.
Thanks to My Baby Clothes for sponsoring this giveaway! One lucky US reader will have the chance to win a $25 GC to shop at My Baby Clothes Boutique.

Here's how you can win it:

Mandatory Entry:
- Follow my blog on GFC
Additional entries ( 1 entry each, leave a comment)
- Follow My Baby Clothes on Facebook
  - Follow My Baby Clothes on Twitter
- Follow "Toddler Tales by Mommy" on Twitter.
- Follow on Networked blogs
- Become an email subscriber
- Enter any other giveaway ( 2 entries)

This Giveaway is open to residents of US  until September 5, 2011.Random Generator will choose a winner.
(Disclaimer: Thanks to My Baby Clothes  for sponsoring this giveaway. I was not monetarily compensated for this review nor did I receive a product. The information on this post was provided by the sponsor.)

Review: Biscoff Spread - The "no nuts" spread!

Lotus Biscoff Spread is a tasty, all-natural alternative to peanut butter and contains no nuts.

Made with 57% Biscoff cookies, Biscoff Spread tastes like the caramelized crisp cookie but with a smooth, creamy texture.

• Like Biscoff cookies, Biscoff Spread is made with all-natural ingredients and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Each serving is free of trans fats.

• As a spread, the unique caramelized flavor of Biscoff cookies can be enjoyed any time of day -- morning, noon and night (try it on a bagel or waffles, with fruit or as a topping for your favorite dessert).

• At 88 calories per serving (one tablespoon), Biscoff Spread is a great way to add a creamy, caramelized sophistication to your favorite meals and snacks.

• Biscoff Spread is available in 14 ounce (400 gram) jars.

I have never liked a spread more than I liked Biscoff Spread! It has the most delicious flavor, smooth texture and just the right amount of sweetness. I am one of the odd people who hates anything to do with peanuts. So I go nowhere near a jar of peanut butter. But Biscoff Spread has captured all my senses! 

I took a spoonful of it and savored it and once it is swallowed, I can't feel the taste in my tongue.So I need another spoonful to experience that taste and that's the story of how the jar was emptied.

I liked it best with apples.The crunchy texture of apples and the smooth texture of Biscoff Spread combined with its cookie flavored taste was a big hit with my 3 yr old. He developed a liking for apple after ignoring apples for a long time. We also tried it with toast and the spread sort of melts on the toast. It is a great way to serve whole wheat bread.

Also it is free from nuts and can be packed in children's lunchboxes without any hestitation.

Now the most interesting question, where can it be purchased?

Biscoff Spread will be available at larger retailers across the U.S. in Spring 2011 and can already be purchased at the Biscoff Coffee Corner at PIER 39 in San Francisco and at

I am not sure if I can find it anywhere in Canada yet but any suggestions on that would be highly appreciated. I did find it at but I am afraid shipping will cost me more than the spread itself.If you are going to the US, you can bring back a few jars with you!

Great spread with an addictive taste!

(Disclaimer: Thanks to Lotus Bakeries and the PR firm  for sending me the featured products for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions expressed here are only my own.)

Winners of the giveaway that ended recently!

The Gruffalo DVD - Maple Leaf Mommy said... 4  

Affresh Cleaners - loriag said... 27  

Classic Veggie Tales Books - flowerchild said... 11  

Made by God Books - noreen said... 9  

Congratulations! Will send you all an email soon. I have some interesting giveaways to post. I have had very less time to blog and hope to type them all up soon. Just to give you all a sneek-peek : a LeapFrog giveaway is in store for your little ones! All I can say for now is : "Stay tuned" !

Tropical Traditions Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens (R+G) 8/31

Let me help you with understanding the facts about Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens by highlighting some points from the website:

Why Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens
Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens contains a variety of high ORAC value whole foods, providing you with optimal levels of antioxidants that would be difficult to get on your own. Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens also contains 2600mg of Organic Flax & Organic Flax Lignans per serving, rich in ALA Omega 3 fatty acids.

What is ORAC Value?
ORAC Value stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity. This is a test tube analysis used to determine the antioxidant power of foods, vitamins, supplements and other chemicals.

The importance of ORAC value in fruits and vegetables

The ORAC values help in determining which fruit and vegetables have greater antioxidant power and are better at protecting the body from free radical damage to the cells. Free radicals are molecules that harm healthy body cells.*

I was sent the Berry flavor and I was quite excited to try it. I am all for trying products that are 100% natural and that will help me feel more healthy and energetic. And this powder is loaded with loads of fiber that come from the greens.

How to consume it?

Just add 1 scoop to 200-300ml of water and voila! It is ready! 

So how does it taste?

It is a powder that blends well in water but it does not dissolve completely. So when I drank it I could feel really tiny granules in my mouth and throat. It tastes very refreshing though. It did not leave any after taste except for the pleasant berry flavor. 

It gives around 40-42 calories per serving, so it can be consumed 2 or 3 times in a day. The health benefits that come from all the ingredients of this drink outweigh the taste. I love to drink it 2 times a day and really feel good about all the good stuff that my body is getting. Really great product that is all natural. You can read about all the ingredients in this Antioxidant Greens in their website.

Buy it
Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens is available for purchase online for $44 - Regular price, now on sale for $28.50.

Win it!

Thanks to Tropical Traditions, 1 lucky reader will have the opportunity to win a  1 389 grams (13.7 oz.) of Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens.

Mandatory Entry:

Follow my blog on GFC

Additional entries ( 1 entry each, leave a comment)

- Sign-up for Tropical Traditions Newsletter
-Fan "Tropical Traditions" on Facebook.
- Follow "Tropical Traditions" on Twitter
- Follow "Toddler Tales by Mommy" on Twitter.
- Follow on Networked blogs
- Become an email subscriber

This Giveaway is open to Canada and US until Aug 31, 2011.Random Generator will choose a winner .

( Note for Canadians: Tropical Traditions is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge if you decide to participate in this Tropical Traditions sponsored blog giveaway. )

( Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.)

Goodnight Angels by Melody Carlson ( R+G) 8/31

Another great book from Zonderkidz! So comforting so read for bed time and it is filled with all the favorite things of a child. 

Carlson's simple yet heartfelt story teaches young readers the importance of celebrating all the blessings in their lives as they get ready for their bedtime prayer. GOODNIGHT, ANGELS gently draws children to sleep as it reminds them that God is watching over them.

English illustrator Sophie Allsopp teams with Carlson who tells this tale in soothing rhyme. Allsopp's signature watercolor illustrations add a whimsical element to Carlson's lyrical text. Together they create a sweet lullaby for children and parents.

A little boy says goodbye to all his toys and friends when it is time to go to bed. Filled with colorful illustrations that cover every page and just a few lines on each page makes it more merrier for children who are young readers. It is also a easy way to be thankful to God for all that you experienced through the day.

1 lucky winner will have the chance to win this book right here!

Mandatory Entry:
  • Follow my blog on GFC  ( 1 entry)
Additional entries ( 1 entry each, leave a comment)
  • Fan Zondervan on Facebook
  • Follow Zondervan on Twitter
  • Follow "Toddler Tales by Mommy" on Twitter.
  • Follow on Networked blogs
  • Become an email subscriber
  • Enter any other giveaway
This Giveaway is open to US & Canada until Aug 31, 2011 .Random Generator will choose a winner and will be announced.
(Disclaimer: Thanks to Zonderkidz  for sending me the featured products for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions expressed here are only my own.)

Book Review: Abe's Lucky Day by Jill Warren

As I awaited the arrival of this book, I was wondering whether this would be a suitable book for my 3 yr old.Will he like it? Would I enjoy reading it with him? Will there be some easy but valuable learning? I had all these thoughts as I judged a book by its cover and not it's content. I didn't have a silly picture or a fire truck or something to attract a little child to pick it up and read it. I was SO wrong!

This is a lovely book and I have had the pleasure of reading it so many times with my son. It is a story about a man named Abe who despite having close to nothing, shares the little he has with people who were suffering. He even gives up his little box that he sleeps in to a little girl shivering in the cold. But all his good deeds were only leading him to a lucky day that changes his life forever.

Every page teaches about sharing with the unfortunate and it is so simple for my 3 yr old to understand.He understands it thoroughly. He loves to read this book and it is one of his favorite book.I would consider this book as a great gift to anyone who purchases it. 

Buy it:

Online purchase of this book can be made at Barnes and Noble or  Outskirts Press.

 (Disclaimer: Thanks to the author, Jill warren  for sending me the featured book for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions expressed here are only my own.)

Keep it spotless with Affresh Cleaners! ( R+G) 8/23

Whirlpool Canada has launched four new affresh™ cleaners, designed speci cally for hard-to-clean yet delicate kitchen surfaces. From the laundry room to the kitchen, the family of affresh™ cleaners give all home appliances the care and maintenance they need.
I chose to review the following cleaners in full size bottles :

Kitchen Appliance Cleaner
Affresh™ Kitchen & appliance cleaner cuts through residue with ease. For a polished shine, this multi-purpose cleaner effectively cleans multiple kitchen appliances and surfaces.

Available for $8.99 (MSRP*)

I try my best to use hot water and a wipe cloth to clean the appliances so as to minimize the toxic smells emitted by some cleaners. Sometimes, it is a battle. Mom vs dirt! How I hate to see a dirty stove top when I wake up. I was pleased to try the Affresh Kitchen Appliance Cleaner. No toxic smell, just a mild, pleasant fragrance. It did a wonderful job on my stove top and microwave. Didn't have to exhaust myself by scrubbing. 

I would buy it again as it not only performs well, but love the subtle smell. Anything strong smelling, leaves me with a migraine.

Stainless Steel Wipes
Safe for use on stainless steel refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges and microwaves, affresh™ Stainless steel wipes leave a streak-free shine that lasts.

Available for $8.99 (MSRP*)

This would be the magic wand of the kitchen! You should have this if if you have a lot of stainless steel appliances at home. I used it on my stainless steel coffee maker and it just took a few seconds to make it glow. It would be fantastic to have this when I have visitors and don't have time to clean thoroughly. These wipes are as handy as having wipes for baby!

Stainless Steel Cleaner

Formulated to stay where it’s sprayed to prevent run-off, affresh™ Stainless steel cleaner gently cleans away fingerprints, smudges and residue.

Available for $8.99 (MSRP*)

This worked very well for large stainless steel surfaces. I used this on a larger surface to remove stubborn residues and gave it a clean wipe with the Stainless Steel Wipes. It was a thorough cleaning with streak free results. 

Cook top Cleaner

Affresh™ Cooktop cleaner is a non- abrasive formula that is safe for all glass, ceramic and porcelain cooktops. When used with the provided cleaning pad, it even cuts through oil baked on at over

Available for $8.99 (MSRP*)

This cleaner come with 2 scrub pads and cleans wonderfully well.I used it on my stove top and my stove top was not hot when I cleaned it. It is hard to clean it is cold and hard and the challenge was a success! It really works and since it came with 2 scrubs I could clean right away. Cleaning can get hard when we postpone doing it. So I really appreciate it coming with the scrubs.

Now on to the  GIVEAWAY

1 lucky Canadian reader will have the chance win the above products:

Mandatory Entry:
  • Follow my blog on GFC
Additional entries ( 1 entry each, leave a comment)

  • Follow "Toddler Tales by Mommy" on Twitter.
  • Enter any other giveaway
  • Follow on Networked blogs
  • Become an email subscriber
This Giveaway is open to residents of Canada until Aug 23, 2011.Random Generator will choose a winner and will be announced.
(Disclaimer: Thanks to Affresh and the PR firm  for sponsoring this giveaway. I was not monetarily compensated for this review nor did I receive a product. The information on this post was provided by the sponsor.)