Raising Memories: Spring Weather, Vitamins, & a Giveaway
  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Weather, Vitamins, & a Giveaway

It has been a long Winter here and even though the calendar tells us it's Spring now, the weather seems to be putting up a fight!  We've had snow this week but we hold on to the hope of warmer days whenever the sun comes out.  We are very ready for those days!

Whenever we do have a sunny day, the girls start asking if they can pull out their bikes or their scooters and I haven't let them yet- there are still piles of snow everywhere we look!  (They are disappearing though, and I am looking forward to the opportunities to get outside with them and enjoy this beautiful world).

Last April, on a Spring walk... maybe that weather will be here in a few weeks again! 


Throughout this Winter, we have not seen the sun very much, so I know that I (and my family) have been in need of Vitamin D from other sources. I knew a lot of people weren't getting enough vitamin D (apparently 85% of people!) but I didn't realize that vitamin D deficiency is at its peak right after the winter season (I guess that makes sense, but I think my tendency would be to ease up on the vitamins once the sun came out- I guess it takes a while for that to all get balanced out, so it's a good idea to keep up on them at this time of year especially!) My kids have been loving their "sun" gummy vitamins from IronKids and I'm happy to know they're getting vitamin D that way, if not from the sun!

We've also been trying out their Calcium vitamins for kids.  Katrina probably needs them more than Talia because for some reason, that girl likes to eat her cereal dry! I don't get it, but she often insists that she wants cereal for breakfast, but without milk!  (I haven't figured out her reasoning, because she does like milk at other times or with some cereals).  But she's always up for a gummy vitamin, so I'm happy to know that she's getting the calcium she needs from another source!

Vitamin D and Calcium work together- wihout daily intake of vitamin D, calcium intake can decrease. (IronKids Calcium is also fortified with vitamin D to ensure your kids can actually absorb and use the calcium they're taking in).  Good news for their bones and teeth!

Since we're talking about these two vitamins, today's giveaway is for a bottle of each of them!


This giveaway is open until April 9th.  You can enter across many blogs, but may only win on a single blog. Entrants must be a resident of Canada.

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27 comments:

  1. Vitamin D is so important. I love that the gummies make it so easy for kids (and adults) to take their vitamins

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  2. my favorite spring activity is just enjoying the warm weather

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  3. I like getting out in the garden
    jan

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  4. I LOVE dry cereal and I HATE cereal with milk. I like to think it's a sign she'll grow up to be extra genius-y :-). It's all about texture - I just don't like soggy food. Milk can be blended with things, like a smoothie, but it shouldn't make things moist. Don't even get me started on dunking cookies into milk. SO, so wrong. LOL

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    1. haha! Well, that's good to know- at least she's not the only one ;)

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  5. Isn't it great to finally have some spring weather? We just love getting outside and enjoying it. Those gummi vitamins are so fantastic - make it a lot more pleasant for kids and adults to get the nutrients they need!

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  6. I am looking forward to biking this spring. We did not see much of the sun too. I love those vitamins.

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  7. We love taking long hikes together and taking turns pushing the cart. We definitely need Vitamin D because it's so rainy where we're from!

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  8. We like to go for long walks.

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  9. Bike riding.

    spazsss@yahoo.ca

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  10. We love going for walks or bike rides on the trails by our house. A good vitamin is so important!

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  11. I love geocaching with the family :)

    Also, what is meal prep? :P

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    1. Oh, that would be so fun to do!

      Meal Prep is Meal Preparation :) (Planning, etc.)

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  12. I love to get out walking and enjoy a bit of gardening.
    Florence C

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  13. Meal preparation is not a problem for me. I don't like the cleaning up after.

    Florence C

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  14. My favourite activity is to go canoeing with my kids.

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  15. We love going for walks and get ready for planting

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  16. hiking - especially after this winter

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  17. My favourite spring time activity is hiking in the local mountains.

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  18. Favourite is walking along the local canal

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  19. My favourite is walking together at our favourite walking trail.

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  20. We live near the seaside so we like to take walks and throw rocks into the waves!

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  21. We like riding our bikes in the spring.

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  22. Going for family walks around the neighborhood

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  23. I love spending the day at a park with my son. Ride our bikes there. And enjoy a picnic too!

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~Heather Lynne

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