I’m Doing a DNA Profile to better protect my Child. Join me and get $50 off!

No one wants to think about anything bad happening to their children, but in today’s world, a responsible parent must make some difficult choices. A DNA profile which years ago was over $400 is now only $99.  But my readers will receive a limited time $50 off coupon by going to www.childprotectbydna.com and using code USFamily50

Here is some important information about ChildProtect by DNA:

  • ChildProtect by DNA is provided by DNA Diagnostics Center, the largest private DNA company in the world and #1 hospital recommended in the US
  • Over 800,000 children go missing every year!
  • Law enforcement agencies state the first 3 hours of a missing child’s search are the most important
  • A DNA profile is a Genetic Fingerprint and every person’s is unique
  • Every profile is signed by a PhD when it leaves the DDC laboratory
  • A DNA profile is used by police when they find an item (saliva) that contains traces of DNA. By having a DNA profile on hand, the police have something to compare against.  If there is no DNA profile, police need to collect DNA from the child’s home and send it to a laboratory to get the profile.

Here’s what a sample profile looks like:

Disclaimer: This post is part of my participation on the US Family Guide Blogger program.  I will be receiving a free DNA kit for my child in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.



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#Giveaway Alert + #Review ! Coupons for FREE Purex Fabric Softener Sheets and Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar! 3 WINNERS! Easy Entry!

I’m excited to be a Purex Insider-so excited, in fact, that I’m holding my very first giveaway!! Whoo hoo!!

Purex Fabric Softener Sheets now have 3 times the fragrance, which is definitely an improvement from previous versions. I’ve been using the Mountain Breeze scent and it smells so fresh and clean, which is wonderful-especially since my husband is a Plumber! Any household that enjoys fresh smelling laundry will love the new Purex Fabric Softener Sheets and how long they last. They are also a great bargain compared to other brands since they are priced at around $1.75 for a box of 40 sheets. How awesome is that?

Fels-Naptha is a laundry bar and stain remover that has been around for OVER 100 years! If your stains consist of grass, grease, or dirt-all you need to do is rub the stain with a wet bar of Fels-Naptha and wash as normal! Bye-bye to tough stains! It has worked amazingly well on my husband’s various stains on his work clothes as well as my very active children. I also love that this stain remover is in bar form, this is wonderful not only to keep in the house, but why not keep a bar with you when you travel? You can’t beat how easy it is to use!

Please click on the “a Rafflecopter giveaway” to enter to win a set of your very own coupons for FREE Purex Fabric Softener Sheets and Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar! You can also enter right on my Facebook page on the Giveaway tab: https://www.facebook.com/TheBrownHouse1

This giveaway starts on 7/30/2013 at midnight EST and ends on 8/9/2013 at midnight EST. Winners will be chosed by Rafflecopter and emailed within 24 hours. Winners must respond to my email within 48 hours or forfeit their prize.

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Disclaimer: Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Fabric Softener Sheets and Purex Fels-Naptha Bar in exchange for a product review. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Monday Quiz About Me: A Question and Answer Meme

Acting Balanced

Here are the Questions:

1. What is your favorite pair of shoes?

2. Do you get embarrassed easily?

3. What makes you cringe?

4. July 29th is National Lasagna day… are you celebrating? What kind of lasagna do you prefer?

Now with my answers:

1. What is your favorite pair of shoes?

I love my black fit-flops so much that they recently broke and I’m now shopping for another pair!

2. Do you get embarrassed easily?

Not since having my kids. It takes a LOT to embarrass me!

3. What makes you cringe?

Bugs…especially if I find one crawling on me. YUCK!

4. July 29th is National Lasagna day… are you celebrating? What kind of lasagna do you prefer?

I haven’t decided yet, though we do love lasagna. If I decide to partake then I need to do some shopping first since I have no lasagna noodles in my house. 🙂

Feel free to add your comments below with your own answers!

Disclaimer: This is a blog post that is part of a blog hop.

Fabulous FREE Kids Activities at Lowe’s Build And Grow Workshops!

These days, finding free activities that are fun are not always easy to come by. I discovered the Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshops about two years ago, and they have come to be a staple of activity for our children. I love in Central Florida, where there is no shortage of theme parks and family activities, but most cost a small fortune, especially with a family the size of mine. This is why I just had to post about the Build and Grow Workshops, they are nation-wide and always free of charge. 


What is the Build and Grow workshop, you ask? Simply put, it’s where you register your kids ages 3 to 13 to build their very own wooden project. Lately the projects have been Disney movie-themed and have included Monsters University Mike & Sulley Scarers, a neat box, and Toy Story Vehicles. Not only do the kids get to learn how to build these projects with the included instructions, but they are great for display or playing with after they’re done. The kids get a real sense of accomplishment after they’ve finished building something, and it’s a skill that they can sure use later on in life!

You can register for the Build and Grow workshops right here or by clicking on the logo above.


Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored in any way by Lowe’s and is my sole opinion. I was not reimbursed for this post in any way.

Calling All Parents: Check Out Citrus Lane Box Program!

If you have ever tried subscription box programs for yourself, why not try it for your children? Citrus Lane is a Monthly Subscription Box program that is awesome at introducing the newest and coolest products for children of all ages! I just tried Citrus Lane for the first time and received their July Box. Here’s a picture for you:

And another of what’s inside:

The boxes cost $25 per month and shipping is free. There is currently a discount code out for 50% off your first box which makes it just $12.50! Wow! The code is TAKEHALF and I would suggest ordering as soon as possible before the code expires! You can sign up at my affiliate link right here.

Here’s a list of everything that was in my daughter’s box (which as made for a 3 year old girl, all boxes are age specific):

Bynto from Goodbyn: This was a an awesome bento style box with 3 compartments for storing anything. We use it for snacks but it can be used to tote little toys and crayons around too!

Dishwasher-safe Sticker Set from Goodbyn: These are fabulous stickers that my daughter used to decorate her Bynto box. They are super-fun and there’s even an allergy sticker which is great for putting on lunch boxes!

Decorate-Your-Own-Ballerina Doll from Melissa & Doug: Most parents have bought at least one Melissa & Doug product and know that the quality is terrific. This is no different. My daughter loved being able to decorate her ballerina with the included pencils, glitter glue pens and gemstone stickers. So cool and it’s a great decorating now that it’s finished.

Dried Fruits from Just Tomatoes: we got the dried bananas, which my daughter grabbed and ate almost immediately. What a hit they were, too! They are pure, fruits that are dehydrated. No additives are there, so they are completely safe for our kids and worry free!

Cool It Buddy Instant Cold Pack from Me4Kidz: This is a 2-pack of disposable, one-time use ice packs that are convenient to take with whether you’re at the beach, a sports event, or wherever! I love these so much, I’m going to be buying more!

Postagram from Sincerely, Inc.: OK, so at first glance, you can easily miss these since it was just a postcard. On the postcard, however, is a code to redeem for 10 free postcards that you customize with pictures if your own. The pictures come in a postcard form and are easily popped out with the perforated edge and they are magnetized so you can just stick them on your fridge or magnetic board! How cool it that?

Together, the value of everything in this month’s box comes to way more than $25 so for me, this is a no-brainer and something all parents should consider trying for your children!

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for writing this post and my opinions, as always, are my own.