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How I Keep My Little Athletes Hydrated #Switch2BODYARMOR #BringIt

This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR. As always my words and views are 100% my own.

As a parent of active kids, I know how important it is for them to stay hydrated. My kids play sports year round,so I don’t want them guzzling down sugary sports drinks. I want something healthier for them and I found that with BODYARMOR. BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink that is packed with potassium, electrolytes, coconut water and vitamins. BODYARMOR has everything I want to replenish their bodies and none of the artificial flavors and sweeteners I don’t want.

Right now, they are playing baseball and they love it. They practice all the time at home between their team practices and games. I like to keep my refrigerator stocked with BODYARMOR because they come in sweaty, hot and thirsty. I also pack a cooler full of it when we go to practices and games. It comes in great flavors that my kids like. My one son’s favorite flavor is lemonade. I like drinking BODYARMOR too, it is perfect after my workouts, walks or gardening. It provides us all with superior hydration and great taste.

We live on a lake and with summer coming, swimming is what we do all day, every day! When we go down to our dock,, my kids don’t want to go back up to the house for anything, so I have to pack snacks and drinks to keep us going all day. That is where BODYARMOR comes into play, swimming in the sun, we need to stay hydrated. A cooler full of BODYARMOR is our best friend. Beyond that some wholesome granola bars are a great pairing and keep the kids full of energy until dinner.

BODYARMOR launched two new products this year, BODYARMOR LYTE and BODYARMOR Water. BODYARMOR LYTE is naturally sweetened and has only 20 calories per serving. BODYARMOR Water is a sports water designed by athletes for athletes.

Do you have little athletes like mine? If so, check out how your child could become the next BODYARMOR Athlete.  Here in New York, you can find BODYARMOR at Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, BJ’s, Wegmans and Price Chopper. You can follow BODYARMOR on Facebook and Twitter  to stay in the loop with them. You can get a coupon to save on your next purchase of BODYARMOR by clicking HERE.




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The Easy Way To Eliminate Funky Odors #FunkAway

This is a sponsored post with FunkAway and BraVoMark. As always my words and views are 100% my own.


If you are a parent, you probably are well acquainted with funky odors. Funky odors and kids seem to go hand in hand. The more active our kids are, the more funky smells we will experience.

You know the smell I mean, the nasty odors that come from your kids sports equipment, helmets, sneakers and more. It’s gross and stinky but what can you do about it?

I found a solution with FunkAway, it works to eliminate odors on anything you can’t wash right away or thing that typically don’t get laundered like helmets, gloves and more.

Best of all, it is not a fragrance that just disguises the odors with a heavy-scented perfume. FunkAway works differently using a unique, patented compound called OM Complex that attacks the horrid smell created by play and hard work. OM Complex absorbs and breaks down the odor, eliminating it for good.

FunkAway spray comes in two different sizes so you can have one with you whenever you need it.

  • The Traveler, the 3.4 fl. oz. odor eliminating spray, which provides portability and convenience at arm’s reach
  • The Heavyweight, the 13.5 fl. oz. odor eliminating spray, which features an aerosol delivery system that offers maximum uniformity of coverage and ease of use

Keep The Traveler in your gym bag, purse, glove box or locker. The Heavyweight is perfect to keep home for treating all kind of funky stuff. There is also a laundry booster for any funky stuff that needs the 1,2, punch. Laundry booster attacks the toughest stains and odors.

How To Use FunkAway:

It is simple to use FunkAway, all you need to do is spray anything that you sweat in like your athletic gear, work equipment, shoes, sneakers and helmets right after use and allow to dry. That’s it, spray it, let it dry, no more stinky stuff! It is so versatile, you can use it on just about anything! Keep the kids, lose the funk.

My Thoughts

I love the different sizes that the spray comes in. The smaller bottle is perfect for travel, in my car, gym bag or to keep at the office or in a locker. The large bottle is perfect to keep in the laundry room, garage, home gym or anywhere you store your sports equipment or other funky items. It has a pleasant, almost baby powder, fresh smell. It is easy to use and when dry, the funky smell is gone. It starts to work as soon as I spray it, and keeps working while it dries. If you have funky odors, try FunkAway.





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Keep Your Kid’s Stuff Safe and Save Money Too!

Would you believe, I heard a friend say today that in 38 days her kids are off for summer vacation? In New York we have much more than that left in our school year, we haven’t even had spring break yet!

Nevertheless, it is time to start thinking about summer programs and camp. It is also a great time to save 25% on Label Daddy labels! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp!

I have been using Label Daddy labels for years and they hold up. They also keep my kid’s stuff from ending up in the wrong hands. Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places. We use them on our baseball gloves, bats and helmets. Do you know how many times we saw someone trying to take off with one or our bats? More times than I can count I am afraid. That label made it very easy for me to say, “I think that bat is ours.”

Label Daddy labels are great for adults too! Perfect to put on your camera, phone, eyeglass case, tablet, clothing and more. The thing I really love about these peel and stick labels is that they are super durable and washable. They are washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Mommy Ramblings’ readers can save 25% on your entire Label Daddy order – this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY25 when you checkout HERE


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Join The VIP Family Program at Road Runner Sports and Save Even More On Athletic Shoes!

My kids are active! They play multiple sports, run, jump and play as many hours a day as possible. That is why they could not wait for their new athletic shoes from Road Runner Sports to arrive. Check out our video below of the unboxing.

I want to share something great with you, Road Runner Sports has a special VIP program. The VIP Family Program will let members save at least 10% on everything-all year, have 90 days to actually RUN in shoes & exchange if not perfect, PLUS enjoy free shipping, special sales and MORE! Sign-Up and Save 20% OFF on Everything at Road Runner Sports! Use Coupon Code MOMRAMBLING17 at checkout! Click HERE to Sign-Up.

You can connect with Road Runner Sports on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

My kids love their new sneakers, they were waiting with bated breath until they arrived. It was so easy to shop on Road Runner Sports’ website, we found exactly what they both wanted. We were able to select the color and size easily and they arrived promptly and well packaged. I love that they have that 90 day guarantee, where you can exchange them if they don’t fit right, even if you kids have worn them for 90 days! That is great peace of mind! 

My son Ethan chose the Kids ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19 in Black/Red. They are also available in Pink/Coral for girls.

Product Description:

Give ’em an unfair advantage with cloud-hoppin’ cushion in the Kids ASICS® GEL Nimbus® 19. Set ’em up for success with a responsive ride and a comfy upper that holds and releases to encourage their natural motion. They’ll feel the difference with naturally lighter and more responsive cushion thanks to organic fibers in the new FlyteFoam™ midsole. Plus their Nimbus® 19 has a reinforced toe cap to block scuffs and scrapes.

Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System® Technology: Enhances the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • FluidRide® midsole: Provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning System: Reduces shock during impact and toe-off phases
  • Seamless Construction
  • Reinforced stitched toe cap: Provides extra protection
  • FlyteFoam™ Midsole Technology: Provides optimal comfort and a responsive ride for the neutral runner

My son Luke picked the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 in Black. They are available in several other color combinations for boys and girls.

Product Description:

Send your child off to school soaring in the smooth, snappy ride of the Kid’s Nike® Air Zoom Pegasus 33. Your little athlete is sure to feel the difference in the finely tuned outsole that features impact absorbing cuts and enhanced grip, and a Cushion midsole for a soft, yet responsive ride. They’ll feel secure in the lockdown fit provided by the Flywire cable construction, and they’re sure to get support and ventilation right where they want it most, complements of the Kid’s Nike® Air Zoom Pegasus 33’s engineered mesh upper.

Features & Benefits:

  • Zoom Air in heel: Responsive, low-profile cushioning
  • Cuts within the crash rail: Impact absorbing
  • Cushion midsole: Flexible feel
  • Flywire cables: Lockdown

Check them out and let me know if you signed up for the VIP Family Program in the comments. I would love to hear what you think. Use Coupon Code MOMRAMBLING17 at checkout! Click HERE to Sign-Up.

This post is sponsored by Road Runner Sports, I did receive products and compensation but as always, my words and views are 100% my own.

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Our Evening With The Original Harlem Globetrotters!!! #PTPAGlobies

As a PTPA Blogaholic I was provided with tickets to this event for myself and my family.  All views and opinions are as always, 100% my own.

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We recently attending an Original Harlem Globetrotters event at the Webster Bank Arena in Connecticut.  We took our little boys ages 5 and 7 and it was their first time seeing the Globetrotters.  The evening started with a VIP meet and greet with some of the players.  This was very exciting and we saw close up how tall Stretch was, he is very tall!



Check out our instagram for more meet and greet photos.


After that we stopped to get food and headed to our seats.  The show started and it was filled with all kinds of antics, feats of skill and fun.  The Washington Generals were there along with their elderly coach and that whole scenario was the premise for lots of jokes and laughs.





People were pulled out throughout the show and thrust into character themselves.  Big Easy was hysterical with his comical interaction with the crowd.  Taken a ladies purse, drinking a kids soda, dancing with the husband of the woman who he stole the purse from and so much more.


A wonderful time with the mascots Globe (Globee) and Big G who were a  hit with kids and adults alike.  When Big G who was full of air kept falling on his face with a splat it was absolutely hilarious.

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We had a wonderful time and if the Original Harlem Globetrotters make their way nearby to you during their tour, you should plan to go see them for a night of side-splitting fun on the court.  You can go HERE to check dates, locations and purchase tickets.


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The boys went home with some loot.  We bought them tee shirts and basketballs so they can always remember the first time they saw the Original Harlem Globetrotters.  I am sure it won’t be the last time.







For more game shots and video of our trip just check out our Instagram.


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Schoola Helps Schools In Need When You Buy or Donate Kid’s Clothes!!! #clothes4schools

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Are you back to school shopping for your children?  Maybe going through clothing they have outgrown, wondering what to do with it all?  If you are, you may be interested to know how Schoola can help you and your child’s school.  Schoola is an online shop dedicated to recycling brand-name children’s clothing, with 40% of the proceeds going to schools in need.  The innovative new program – which saves parents money and gives back at the same time – has been heralded by Fox News, the LA Times, Forbes and Parenting Magazine.

Mommy Ramblings was selected to participate in a special campaign called “20 Days of Schoola” Adopt-a-School.  Mommy Ramblings was given of choice of 3 deserving schools and it was hard to choose, but we selected a small school in the Bronx called KIPP Academy.  KIPP Academy has a goal to raise $25,000 to fund a music program. KIPP Academy works hard to support kids who need all the help they can get. Ninety-five percent of its students qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch. More than one in seven receives special education services. Music helps KIPP Academy reach and engage every child who enters its doors. The slogan on the Music Room wall sets the stage—All of Us Will Learn Music.  No matter what backgrounds they come from or what challenges they face, they learn lessons together that will serve them the rest of their lives.For more about Kipp Academy and how Schoola helps schools in need watch the video below.

I was blessed growing up to be able to go to a school that had the funding to offer all kinds of great in school and after school programs for students.  Sadly many schools today cannot offer as much to students and so students are denied the opportunity to participate in art, music and sports programs that can stimulate and nurture natural or learned talent.

My older children were also able to participate in programs like I was and their school years were enriched with music lessons, great art programs, sports programs, extra curricular programs and more.  My younger children who are just entering school are also able to do the same, but many schools have been impacted by lack of funding and have had to cut programs like music, art and sports.

You Can Help

You can shop on Schoola for back-to-school clothing, even clothing new with tags and for every transaction that is processed by going through this link, Schoola will donate $1 to KIPP Academy.  That’s not all, everyone that requests a donation bag through the same link will help too because Schoola will donate $1 for every requested bag to Kipp Academy. Perhaps the best part is, if you send in a donation bag of clothing, you can fill out the name of a school you support and for every $5 in sales, Schoola will donate $2 to the school you selected!!! That’s a real win-win for Kipp Academy and the school of your choice!!!   You can follow Schoola on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on all the latest happenings.

This post is brought to you by Schoola, the best place to buy discounted kids clothes all while give back to schools in need.Click here to learn more about Schoola.Click here to see what people are saying.

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ArmourBite Mouthpiece Review & Giveaway!!!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



With the Super Bowl coming up quickly as well as the Winter Olympics we are on a sports theme!  There’s a great product I was lucky to be chosen to review called the ArmourBite Mouthpiece.  In youth and adult sizes, it’s perfect for use during non contact sports.  The benefits are that it stops you from clenching your jaw and constricting air passage.  In turn it will help you unlock the power of your jaw and help you perform at optimal level. Watch the video below to see the way this mouthpiece enhances performance.

Here’s an added edge that doesn’t feel like you added anything. The ArmourBite® Mouthpiece (featuring our patented Power Wedges™) fits snuggly – and stealthily – on your bottom teeth. In doing so, it unlocks the power of your jaw so you can be stronger, faster and better in any non-contact sport or activity.

The ArmourBite® Mouthpiece delivers multi-patented technology. The performance is proven in independent scientific studies. The advantages are undeniable. Patented Power Wedges® increase strength, improve reaction time and increase endurance.

Performance DNA:

  • Quick and easy “boil and bite” fit
    Color: Yellow
    Available in sizes Youth (Age 11-) and Adult (Age 12+)
    Low-profile design for comfort
    Latex free
    Not for use with braces
    Made in USA

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Snugaroos, Custom Designer Cup & Bottle Labels Review & Giveaway!!!

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Are you tired of  having your child’s water bottle mixed up with the other kids on his sports team or having someone take their bottle or sippy cup home because they think it’s theirs?  Then you should know about Kidaroo Crew, they carry a line of reusable cup and bottle labels called Snugaroos. They are bright and colorful, and they will factory engrave your child’s name right on to the label. With a label like that your child is going to want to hang onto their drink. I recently received 2 sets of 3 labels each personalized with my youngest two sons’ names on them.  They are colorful with sports designs on them that my kids love.  They easily fit over sport drink bottles, sippy cups and more.  Now I can see from far away if my child has the right drinking vessel and so can my kids.



Snugaroos™ Features:

  • Easy to use: simply stretch around container and release for a snug fit
  • Variety of fun, original 3D designs
  • Custom engraved for personalization by Kidaroo Crew
  • Fits sippy cups, bottles, and other various drinking containers
  • Perfect for daycare, preschool, nursery, play dates, sporting events, etc.
  • Reusable and durable for long lasting repeated use
  • Makes containers easier to grip
  • Creative designs encourage tactile development
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Won’t wash away
  • FDA compliant non-toxic material
  • Phthalate, Lead and BPA FREE
  • Prevents mix ups and reduces the spread of germs
  • No adhesives
  • Great for gift giving
  • Can be boiled/sterilized
  • Great for water/sports bottles
  • Kids love Snugaroos™
  • Patent Pending

Kidaroo Crew is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win a set of three custom designer cup & bottle labels.  Thanks to Kidaroo Crew for the review labels and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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TeenyMates Collectible Quarterbacks Review and Giveaway!!! 3 Winners!!!


I suppose every generation has its fad collectibles, how many can you remember from years past?  Beanie Babies, Pokemon Cards, Webkinz, were highly sought after and maybe you remember garbage pail kids, or even further back Wacky Packages which were all collectible and sent kids and parents scurrying around looking for that “rare” something, needed to complete the collection.  Sports trading cards have stood the test of time with generation after generation and along the lines of sport themed collectibles; are TeenyMates.  TeenyMates are sold in blind foil packs and contain 2 quarterbacks and 2 puzzle pieces.  Since they are blind packs you have no idea which teams are inside.  These tiny 1 inch quarterbacks are small in size but big on fun.  Kids will have fun collecting all 35, even though it might drive mom and dad nuts if they are looking for an elusive quarterback.


About TeenyMates

Now you can hold the NFL in the palm of your hand!

Just one inch tall, TeenyMates have burst onto the scene as the official pocket-size players for all your favorite NFL teams. But don’t let their size fool you. TeenyMates are BIG FUN for kids, collectors and sports fans of all ages. Trade and play and collect ‘em all! Now available from Party Animal Toys. PLUS – Keep a lookout for more leagues coming soon.


  • 1″ tall, officially licensed NFL figures for kids and collectors alike, ages 4 and up.
  • Entering the immensely popular mini-collectible market as the only official NFL figures available.
  • Amazing detail for such tiny figures.  Great for play, and fun to collect and trade!
  • Each foil bag pack comes with 2 random quarterbacks and 2 puzzle pieces, adding mystery and excitement to each purchase!
  • Collect all 32 NFL quarterbacks and all 35 double-sided puzzle pieces.
  • Plus: 3 hard-to-find rare figures – a Throwback QB, a Metallic Gold QB, and a Glow-in-the Dark QB!
  • Double-sided puzzle allows you to build either a collector mini-poster featuring all 32 QBs, or a football field display set.
  • Now available at Target, team shops, and sporting goods, gift and toy stores across the nation!

TeenyMates is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  3 lucky winners will each win 3 packs of TeenyMates.   Thank you TeenyMates for the review packs and puzzle and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Now off to find the Dallas Cowboys Teenymate.  Open to US residents.

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3D Light FX Basketball Light Review & Giveaway!!!

My preschool age son is a sports fanatic.  At a year old he was playing basketball and by 2 he was dribbling like a pro and making baskets in a full size hoop in the driveway.  It’s no wonder when we were expecting his little brother that we did his new “big boy” room in a sports theme.  Recently I was contacted by 3D Light FX about a new product line of sport themed lighting.  It was a no brainer that I would jump at their offer to review the lights.  I choose the basketball light, which is no surprise.  It arrived quickly and was super easy to install.  The first thing was to put the decal template on the wall.  If you have ever put up a vinyl wall decal, this is very much the same process.  You simply peel the paper off the tacky part of the decal and affix to the wall.  Then you rub the paper covering the front of the decal so it transfers from the paper to the wall.  I wish they had included a plastic tool that comes in other vinyl decal kits because that would make it easier for someone who has never done this or does not have a tool like that.  I have one but I ended up using a small board book of my sons as a tool to smooth the paper and transfer the decal.  Then you carefully start at a corner and peel back.  If you see that any portion is not affixed to the wall, just put the paper back and rub that part and then lift the paper.

When you remove the paper you will have a nice decal with a template for the light.  You install the batteries in the light and then install the anchor screws where shown to attach the light to the wall.  Simply switch it on for a neat effect in any room. The light comes in soccer ball, basketball, football,hockey puck and baseball styles.  If you are looking for a great accent light for a sports nut or little boy or girl’s room, this light is perfect.  I also think these lights would be perfect to mount on the wall with bunk beds so that they can each have a light that is close for them to turn on and off and creates a cozy light.  Great in a game room or Man Cave as well.

3D FX Light is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own 3D FX Sports Light.  Thank you 3D FX Light for the review light and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US and Canadian residents.

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