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Yummy for Mom! Activia Yogurt

Heather —  October 1, 2011

Just the other day, I posted on facebook that I wished we didn’t have to eat everyday. I got a bunch of “likes” on that post! Although I am a bit of a foodie, taking time to make sure I eat right seems like such a chore sometimes.

Many times, I do a decent job making sure my family eats well, but I forget to eat when I am running around. When I do that, I am cranky and tired. Not good.

When I chose to eat only organic I limited my food choices a bit. But, one of my favorite snacks is a cup of yogurt, and I just found out that Activia has partnered up with Stoneyfield to offer Stoneyfield Organic Activia. I was so excited to hear this. I signed up immediately to review the product. I do have some tummy issues and gluten intolerance, so I thought maybe it wouldn’t hurt to add the probiotic.

I got the Organic Activia Yogurt in the four pack of vanilla, and it is delicious. With only 90 calories in the vanilla, 5 grams of protein, and a plan for taking better care of my digestive system, this yogurt is perfect for me. I am so glad they came out with this. On top of all that, I can often find coupons and get it at a local grocery store. Cool.

Another part of this new line, Activia Selects, includes individual yogurt cups by Dannon. I grabbed one that was the Greek yogurt, as my husband loves that type. He said the pomegranate had a nice flavor. The individual serving cups are nice and a bit more of a meal, with higher protein. As I stick with organic, I’ll stick with the snack packs, but you might like the Selects.

The Official Word:
With new styles such as French, French with Fruit Bites, and Greek, you can satisfy your sweet cravings and help regulate your digestive system when consuming Activia daily for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Activia Selects contain an exclusive probiotic culture Bifidus Regularis and helps you feel good inside. These silky French and creamy Greek varieties prove nutritious and tasty options for those who have a texture preference.

Click to get more information and to get a free coupon for yummy yogurt.
And, make sure to check out organic Activia yogurt.

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Dannon Activia Selects Yogurt Series and received a coupon to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.”


The kids!

The kids!

With four children over the age of 15 around here, my husband and I find ourselves having loads of talks about lots of issues.

Often we are addressing the little day to day issues that are important to our kids. Like, they need jeans, or a ride, or a better phone plan…

Sometimes, we spend time talking about more important issues like dating, future plans, and our faith. I am the worst for talking about deep subjects while driving. The kids joke they’d much rather ride with Dad for fewer lectures…but that Mom is on time!

Anyway, I think as parents my husband and I do a pretty decent job talking openly about anything with our kids. I do think I did a crummier job with my oldest, as far as paying attention to the things that were important to him.

Now, I’m on my fourth 15 year old, Haha. So, it gets easier to keep track of what’s up!

I really enjoy talking to the kids about things on my mind, like should they wear this or play that or wear contacts, etc, so I was surprised to see the results of a survey from the Bausch + Lomb “Daily Talk Program” that showed that:

“ moms felt least prepared to talk to their children about makeup (33%) or to talk with a child who wants to forego glasses for contact lenses (21%).”

I wonder why some parents may not feel prepared talking about things like makeup and contacts. With my kids, this was easy because I wear contacts, so I know a lot about them. I suppose that helps.

All my boys wear contacts and it was an easy transition for them to move from glasses to contacts. Now, they tend to wear both. This year, though, I mentioned contacts to my daughter, as she is doing cheerleading. She was perfectly happy with her glasses, but I was worried she could get hurt while doing her sports, so we talked about trying contacts.

I feel that kids will be ready to try out contacts at all different ages. For a few of my kids, I felt they were ready to be careful with using contacts and taking care of them at early “tween” ages, while I made one kids wait and prove to me they were ready to be responsible for the contacts (and their eyes).

For my daughter, playing a lot of sports, contacts just make sense. I also think sometimes, contacts can improve kids self-esteem. I think all my kids look good in either glasses or contacts. But, if a kid needs a boost in self-esteem, I don’t see any reason to not try out contacts.

Now, I had already considered contacts for my daughter when I read that Bausch and Lomb had a new type—the daily disposables. I agreed to try them out with my daughter as I think that is a nice happy medium for a tween or younger teen. With the dailies, you do not have to worry so much, whether or not kids are being responsible with the contact solution and such.

I will note, I have always checked with our optometrist to see if contacts are a good fit for my children.

You can see the Soflens daily disposables site and learn more about contacts for your kids here:

“I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Bausch + Lomb and received Soflens daily disposables to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”