Tuesday, July 8, 2014

keep momming

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

The relationship that exists between mothers and daughters is unlike any other. It has many unique moments, memories, and yes, even challenges along the way. The relationship dynamic can be even trickier when your daughter is in those tween-age years. What can be even more difficult is when some people dismiss certain behaviors as “typical tween girl behavior” when those behaviors can be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Since inattentive symptoms can be less noticeable than hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, it is important that moms know what to look for.

I’m proud to be joining forces with Shire, CHADD and Holly Robinson Peete to announce the launch of keep momming, a new public service initiative geared towards the moms of tween girls to raise awareness of ADHD.

The campaign is anchored within a new digital hub, KeepMomming.com, where you’ll find tips, tools and other go-to resources for moms, including a checklist to help recognize the symptoms of ADHD – inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity – and then encourages moms to talk to their daughter’s doctor. The keep momming initiative can help moms learn about ADHD and provide ideas on how to spark a conversation and stay connected with their tween.

Don’t miss Holly’s message about the keep momming initiative http://goo.gl/3tqd5q, and be sure to check out the website at KeepMomming.com.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Orkin Bug Wisdom Backyard Explorers Kit {Giveaway} #BugWisdom

When life hands you dung, just roll with it.
At Orkin, they never stop learning. Their new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.
Take the quiz to discover your “Spirit Bug,” and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!

The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home. If you want to get exploration down to a science, be sure and enter to win Orkin’s Backyard Explorers Kit!

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Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit:
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses
One LUCKY ace and friends reader will WIN a Orkin’s Backyard Explorers Kit!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

X-1 Audio Momentum Ultra-Light Sport Headphones {Review}

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

As a gym enthusiast, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest technical gear to accommodate my workout. Fortunate for me, I came across what looks like an amazing, comfortable and gender specific headphone. 

About X-1 Audio
{source: x-1.com}

With humble beginnings as a graduate student project in southern California, H2O Audio evolved to X-1 Audio, quickly grew to become the foremost leader in waterproof, weatherproof and sweatproof headphones, cases and accessories for aquatic athletes. With over a decade of consistent technological innovation including 7 registered patents, the original waterproof sound company has evolved to the next level as X-1, providing audio solutions for a broad spectrum of athletes across many disciplines. 

After a decade spent working alongside the most demanding athletes, X-1 arrived at the perfect fit solution, offering 6 styles of headphones and up to 8 ear tip sizes to ensure that products are comfortable and fit securely during rigorous activity.

Function and Fit

X-1 touts that the Momentum Ultra Lights provide:
  • Ability to Give or Answer a Siri Command
  • Phone Controls
  • Music, Audio Books & Video Controls
  • Sweatproof + Rinsable - PX Rating - IP4
  • Secure Fit for Athletes
The earbuds come with 8 different interchangeable ear tips, so you are bound to find one that fits snugly in your ear. One size does not fit all and the Momentum Ultra-Lights know that and accomodates perfectly.

After a couple of weeks of runs, spin rides and strength sessions, they still work - and perfectly at that. The sound is just as good as day one and there is no distortion from sweat/moisture. 

I've thrown them around, jostled them into a ball in my gym bag and with the unique braided style of cord, it's super simple to untangle. 

The Momentum Ultra-Lights are so small and compact that the instant they are in your ear, you immediately forget that they are even in there. The fit snug into your ear canal, easily filtering out any background noise.

Final thoughts

When ace and friends was approached by X-1, I'd be lying if I didn't disclose that I gave and eye roll and thought, “yeah, okay, another earbud claiming to not slide out at the first sign of sweat”.

Admittedly, it took several weeks of runs to finally jostle the Momentum Ultra-Light out of my ear and it was few second quick fix to put them immediately back in and remain there for the rest of my workout. These earbuds are by far the most comfortable pair I've owned and have now become my all-time favorite. 

The sound is phenomenal and they function perfectly, even after a sweaty workout. Although they are a bit more expensive than your average headphones, the reward is certainly worth the investment.

X-1 Momentum Ultra Light Sport Headphones - A+.

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Purchase X-1 Momentum Ultra Light
Sport Headphones {$49.99}


[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.] Pin It