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Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Bath Gift Basket Giveaway!

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(UPDATE: Amber was born November 2, 2010 – Here is her birth story)

Wow! Time is quickly tick, tick, ticking away! Before I know it we’ll be bathing a new baby! I really can’t wait – not only because I’m completely DONE with being pregnant, but also because Johnsons and Johnsons sent me this awesome baby bath gift basket that’s literally overflowing with awesome Johnsons baby bath products:

Baby Bath Gift Basket

I’ve used everything except the NATURAL™ line of products on my kids, as they weren’t available when my youngest was a baby. I completely love the products. In fact, my girls have gotten into my basket and have begun using the BEDTIME® Bath and Shampoo – I love the smell of Lavender on them :) I can’t wait for my hubby, Sierra, and Brooke to bath baby (that’s their job).

To help celebrate our new addition, Johnsons and Johnsons sent me another basket to giveaway to you!!

Here’s what’s in it:

1 – JOHNSON’S® NATURAL™ HEAD-TO-TOE™ Foaming Baby Wash
1 – JOHNSON’S® NATURAL™ Baby Shampoo
1 – JOHNSON’S® NATURAL™ Baby Lotion
1 – JOHNSON’S® BEDTIME® Bath
1 – JOHNSON’S® BEDTIME® Creamy Wash
1 – JOHNSON’S® BEDTIME® Shampoo
1 – JOHNSON’S® Baby Bubble Bath and Wash
1 – JOHNSON’S® Baby Lotion
1 – boon Odd Duck (bob) BpA-free, Phthalate-free & PVC-free ducky that doesn`t hold water, therefore doesn’t allow black mold to grow in it that kids love to suck out…
5 – Washcloths
1 – 2gb USB Flashdrive pre-loaded with Baby Bathtime Tips


WIN IT!!

(Ends on November 25 , 2010)

Required entry: Visit Johnsons Baby Bathtime Guide and leave a comment with a tip on how to bathe our new baby.

Extra entries (Leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Subscribe to Mom on the Run = 1 entry.
2. Tweet about this giveaway (click that Retweet button at the top of this post) = 1 entry.
3. Follow me on Twitter (@fitcheerldr) = 1 entry.
4. Like the Fitness Cheerleader on FACEBOOK = 1 entry.

This giveaway will end on: November 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Good luck!

Disclaimer: I did not pay for these products. They were sent to me and in exchange, I’ve posted an honest review of them. I was not compensated nor was I encouraged by the manufacturer to post a positive review. This review is based solely on my experience with these products.

The Rattles “Rattle On” CD Review & Giveaway

The Rattles 'Rattle On' CD
My kids and I love to find new (appropriate) music to dance and play to. Truthfully, they just can’t get enough of it. So when I got the chance to review The Rattles “Rattle On” Cd I was excited. The CD will debute on September 25th but I have a sneak peek at one of their songs.

This new song is called “Wavy Lane” click HEREto take a listen.

My kids really enjoyed this CD, and the beatles-esque sound to it means I enjoyed it too!

New York, NY – Hailing straight from the swamps of Central Jersey, an eclectic band of anthropomorphic critters known as The Rattles are preparing to roll out their debut studio album ‘RATTLE ON’. Working in the classic traditions of The Beatles, Moxy Fruvous, The Monkees, and They Might Be Giants, The Rattles apply a fresh fusion of classic rock and power pop that is sure to appeal to fans of all ages and put them on the map.

The unique animal collective consists of four stellar musicians and life-long friends – Gus, Kitty, Sal, and Hal – who describe their upcoming release as “the album we were born to make”. From start to finish, ‘RATTLE ON’ provides a solid testament to The Rattles’ undeniable musical ingenuity, jammed with catchy pop melodies and feel-good vibes that are sure to inspire lots of head swaying and booty-shaking.

With their trusty manager Benny and a devoted legion of roadies all named Elvis in tow, The Rattles intend to take their show on the road and connect directly with the people who inspire them most – the fans. With such a distinct background and a colorful collection of grooves, The Rattles are shaping up to be one of the most intriguing new music acts of the year. To learn more about this fun Cd click HERE.

Thanks to Musebox I have 1 copy of The Rattles “Rattle On” Cd’s to giveaway! This giveaway will end September 5th at 11:59 PM. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen.

Required entry:
Go to The Rattles website and tell me something fun you learned about the band!

Extra entries (Leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Subscribe to Mom On The Run by email.
2. Tweet about this giveaway (click that Retweet button at the top of this post) .
3. Enter the giveaway on my Fitness Cheerleader site.

This giveaway will end September 5th at 11:59 PM – Good luck!

Introducing the Fitness Cheerleader Walk and Tone mp3 Workout!

I’ve always gotten a large amount of joy out of playing sports and being active. In fact running has been my cure for depression and I highly recommend taking a learn-to-run clinic to anyone who’s feeling blue. With how much I’ve enjoyed being active, I’ve always wanted to inspire others to be active too, as I know how much it’s helped me. I’ve purchased a bike for my dad, have done a mother/daughter 5k walk with my mom, and have encouraged countless friends to take up running and walking. I then created Fitness Cheerleader so I could inspire others outside of my immediate circle of friends and family, and have greatly enjoyed motivating others by leading through example, sharing health and fitness articles and by sending out motivational emails each week to my small list of subscribers. The part that has surprised me the most, is how much all of you inspire ME! There is no way I would still be running at 27 wks preggo without the kind words of encouragement my friends!

Fitness Cheerleader's Walk and Tone mp3 WorkoutI’ve now decided to take Fitness Cheerleader to a new level and start selling workout mp3’s. Last week I recorded my first walk and tone workout mp3 that is set to 90’s dance music. Through voice commands, my voice leads you through an upper body strengthening program while you walk. Why? Combining strength moves with cardio allows you to burn more calories in the same amount of time, and building muscle causes you to burn more calories at rest. Win-win! (You can read more about the workout in my article: How to Shred Fat Faster By Walking). In the future I plan to add an 80’s Dance Music version, and a learn-to-run 5K program to offer to you.

I’ve now have uploaded my first mp3 (Fitness Cheerleader’s Walk and Tone mp3 Workout) to Fitness Cheerleader and have made it available for purchase. Several friends have already downloaded it, tried it, and have reviewed it publicly on their blogs. And guess what? They LOVE IT! Here’s what Scarlett had to say about it:

Today I tried this mp3 out for the first time and WOW! I feel incredible. It can be done outside or on a treadmill. For you pedometer wearers, I reset mine right before I began the workout and got almost 3,400 steps! This was just me walking around my house. I probably wasn’t covering as much ground as I would outside, so I would say I could get almost 4,000 if I were outside and not sick! The music is 90?s dance music, which brings back so many memories and gets me moving. In addition, my 4 year old son got out his 2 pound weights and walked with me. He LOVED the music – particularly the “Move it, Move it” song. I can already tell my arms are going to be a little sore tomorrow! Thanks, Fitness Cheerleader!

Chelle also liked it, and gave me some honest criticism about my voice overs, which I’m in the process of fixing and will send a replacement copy to everyone who’s downloaded it:

I did this workout on my treadmill but it could easily be done outside. You do need some weights. I used my 3lb weights and started walking. I had to smile when the music started, it is dance music from the 90?s, I felt so young and it also reminded what I was working towards! So I knew the tunes, then Janice encourages and guides you through each exercise. The MP3 is 40 minutes and I was totally burning once I got going. My arms are sore today! I also realized I need to pay more attention to my triceps, ouch!

I’ll even be doing the workout myself as I progress through the last 10-13 weeks of this pregnancy, and will continue to do it as a gentle post-natal workout (I’ll probably walk with baby asleep in an infant carrier or sling).

I really hope you’ll try my mp3 workout – it’s a great way to be healthy, build strength and tone your arms while walking. It’s safe enough to be done as a pre or post-natal workout, and is a great activity to do on off days or while recovering from injuries.

I’m having a special introductory sale on the Fitness Cheerleader Walk and Tone mp3 Workout! Right now you can get it for $3.99 – LESS than a trip to Starbucks! (use coupon code LAUNCH, for a limited time, regularly $4.99).

(If you are a subscriber to my Fitness Cheerleader newsletter you are automatically entered to win a copy – I’ll be giving away one copy every month for the next couple of months!)

Enter to win a copy by visiting SCARLETT at Maniacal Matron
(Ends 8/26)