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by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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I frequently receive email from companies asking me to share news or discounts with my readers. Each week I’ll gather the requests and share them with you here.


New West KnifeWorks introduces the ‘Super Bread Knife.’

A bread knife that finishes the job without finishing the knuckles.
Remember the last time you cut a loaf of bread with a bread knife? Did you awkwardly rotate the loaf of bread? Are your knuckles still chaffed from the task? Perhaps the bread won and simply was not sliced all the way to the bottom? New West KnifeWorks introduces a new bread knife to the cutlery world. Not just a new style but a whole new concept. Introducing the Super Bread Knife, the newest addition to the Fusionwood line. The Superbread Knife comes in six beautiful color patterns, protected by an embossed leather sheath.
After thinking about bread knife cutting problems for a number of years and testing many different concept models, founder Corey Milligan came up with a solution: the Super Bread knife. The design of the knife is based on the effective shape of a chef knife. The handle, as with other offset bread knives, is above the serrated blade so you don’t hit your knuckles when you cut to the bottom. However, because it is shaped more like a Chef knife, the Super Bread knife allows for a much more powerful, agile cut whether you’re cutting bread or carving meats. The feedback from pros is that it is an ace of a bread knife and fantastic for all challenging cutting jobs.

To slice effectively, a knife needs a serrated blade. However, serrated blades can be impossible to sharpen. New West KnifeWorks set about to solve this design problem as well. The Super Bread Knife features a unique ‘wave’ serration that allows it to be sharpened using a diamond or ceramic steel. This allows the knife to maintain the advantage of serration and still be kept razor sharp. The wave serration slices bread and meats with ease.

Often, the flat side of a knife blade will collect bits of food or else the friction of the flat of the blade can actually tear or distort the shape of whatever is being cut. The Japanese ‘Santoku,’ with the dimple grind or granton edge, has become immensely popular due to its solution to this problem.’ The dimples help to create separation from the food and make slicing smoother. The Super Bread Knife incorporates this popular feature from the Santoku.

Belli Skincare, the world’s safest skincare line available to address the specific issues of pregnant women, new moms and babies will be featured on the nationally acclaimed talk show The Doctors aired on CBS on Wednesday March 18. This groundbreaking series is hosted by four renowned physicians with different medical specialties – ER physician (and former ABC “Bachelor”) Dr. Travis Stork; OB/GYN Lisa Masterson; cosmetic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears. Known as the “Medical Dream Team,” the doctors educate viewers on the latest medical breakthroughs and cutting-edge practices and procedures.
Hosted by Dr. Lisa Masterson, Tuesday’s program will be the first ever “Women’s Only” show marking a historic event for The Doctors. Dr. Lisa will be kicking the guys out and bringing in her own dream team of all-female doctors to talk all about the female anatomy including women’s health during pregnancy. From nutrition and diet to the physical changes moms-to-be will endure, Belli will be the premier and only skincare brand recommended to its viewers. Dr. Masterson will lead the discussion on safe pregnancy skincare and specific ingredients that pregnant women should avoid.
“We are thrilled that Belli is the #1 recommended brand by OB/GYNs and now, by the experts – who are leaders in own their fields – on an outstanding show like The Doctors,” says Dr. Jason Rubin, Founding Physician & Medical Director of Belli. “We are honored to be part of a platform that will help women become more educated and knowledgeable about their own safety and health as well as for their babies. Our goal is to support and encourage new mothers, inspiring self-confidence and greater safety in both pregnancy and parenting.”


Snuggle Creme
is a new product that adds two luxurious aromas to laundry time while softening your clothes. Sweet Almond Essence is available as a Liquid concentrate in 32, 50, 150 load bottles, as well as in sheets in 70 count and 105 count. Jojoba Essence is available as a Liquid concentrate in 32, 50, 150 load bottles, as well as in sheets in 70 count and 105 count. Indulge your senses. New Snuggle Crème fabric softener treats you and your clothes to luxurious fragrance and softness. A $2 coupon is available.


DreamBox Learning just released a fun interactive quiz that your readers may enjoy, “What’s Your EDU Parent Style?” The quiz asks a series of questions concerning different teaching situations parents are likely to face. Then, based on your answers it tells you what your teaching style is. It’s fun, colorful and interactive!

You can find the quiz at http://www.dreambox.com/parentquiz/.
DreamBox Learning is the creator of DreamBox Learning K-2 Math, an interactive children’s math education game that learns along with your child and adapts the lessons to his or her skill level. The game is curriculum based and educator designed so you know that your child will learn thoughtfully prepared math concepts and skills. It even has a dashboard for parents to monitor their children’s learning. Parents and kids can try DreamBox Learning K-2 Math for free at www.dreambox.com.


The second season of The Locator is premiering Saturday at 9p/8c. If you’re not familiar with The Locator, it’s hosted by Troy Dunn who helps reconnect people with their lost loved ones. An exclusive, embeddable episode of the show at WEtv.com in anticipation of the new season.
A Daughter’s Mission: An 18-year-old woman sets out to find her father who disappeared from her life 12 years earlier.


Protect-A-Bed is offer any of my readers who are considering purchasing a mattress protector or pillow protector, a special code for 15% off, good the entire month of March 2009. To get the discount, readers simply visit www.protectabed.com, select the items you would like to purchase, and then enter the code BLOG015 at check out.


Derrick is a REO company located in Pennsylvania that specializes in something called REO asset management. This means they control a bank’s foreclosed listings and work with the bank to maintain the house, give them an estimate on what the home is worth (called a BPO) or to help find buyers. It’s a really niche service which is why we thought it may be useful to share.

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