Everyday Tips and Tricks for Sniffles, Sneezes, Stains and Smooth Sailing

To know me is to know my "Mommy Bag" in its many forms and phases. Never being the one to carry around my purse and a separate baby bag for the teen, tween and tot during their baby days, the "Mommy Bag" emerged. It is exactly 1/4 of my belongings and 3/4 miscellaneous family memorabilia. I have become a most refined magician with the mesmerizing ability to produce any necessary item to keep our family functional at the mere suggestion of a need or want. Restless tot in church? Voila! A travel set of miniature toy engines with their respective freight cars appears along with a note pad for drawing an impromptu set of train tracks to travel on along the pew. Tween forgot to bring his glasses home from school? Poof! Teen needs a pair of socks to try on shoes? Shazam! I've got a fully stocked bag of tricks prepared for every occasion.

Thank you to Boogie Wipes, Kandoo, Dreft and Downy for sponsoring this post with products to facilitate this review.
Sneezes and sniffles are to be expected in the day to day operations of family life. While we are careful to take precautions against these unpleasant occurrences, life happens. My trick to keeping on top of sneezes and sniffles is keeping Boogie Wipes and Boogie Mist close at hand in my mommy bag whenever necessary. Our toddler loves the grape scented Boogie Wipes for going after- well, his boogies. 

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The joys of potty training are by no means limited to the comforts of our own homes. We are always sure to keep our toddler well-equipped with Kandoo Flushable Wipes and foaming Kandoo Hand Soap in our bathroom. I also have Kandoo Flushable Wipes in my mommy bag for times when we are on-the-go. Here's a tip- be sure to download Kandoo's free potty training tool kit – for fun activities following Diddit’s potty training adventure and for more more great tips and tricks. Download here-  Potty Training Tool Kit

If you're like me and always looking for fun, age appropriate activities for your kids? There’s a Kandoo App for that! Check it out here: Kandoo App

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Do I have a trick up my sleeve for keeping our clothing wrinkle-free and ready to wear? Absolutely! Wrinkled clothes always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. Removing those little wrinkles from our daily schedule and from our favorite clothes used to require intensive manual labor. Well, thanks to the new and improved Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, releasing those wrinkles from fabric is easy as delivering a renewing fragrant mist of the fabric-relaxing spray. 
Learn more useful tips and tricks at downywrinklereleaserplus.com and on Facebook, Twitter.

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Denise Murray Wong

Hi! I'm Denise, a media-friendly, New York based, freelance writer with a background in Early Childhood Education. My blog, niecyisms and nestlings focuses on everyday living, family, parenting life and style, and healthy lifestyles. Denise and her husband, along with their three wonderful children and two rescued cats live in the rural mountains within the beautiful scenic Hudson Valley of Upstate, NY.