Dental Hygiene for Children Made Fun with Plackers

How do you jazz up the teeth brushing routine, especially if you are eight years old? Say hello, to Plackers’ Hi-Tech® floss.

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Plackers enhances the overall flossing experience for kids with its new Flosser Friend™. The adorable monkey-shaped flosser holder is meant to amp up the fun factor and help kids look forward to flossing. Not only is the flosser holder a cute way to store kids’ flossers and keep them close at hand, its flip-up cover design allows kids to easily access their flossers. The Flosser Friend is easy to open and clean, and comes pre-packaged with 30 dual grip kids’ flossers.

My daughter, Sofia says,  “I love Plackers! It gets the stuff out of my teeth, the colors for the floss brings flavor to my mouth and makes my teeth white. Now I love brushing my teeth, cleaning my gums and wearing my retainers. Thanks, mommy.”

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“Dentists recommend as soon as a child has two teeth that are touching, parents should help them begin a daily flossing routine,” said Greg McCormick, Senior Vice President of Global Innovation and Technology for Plackers’ parent company, Ranir. “Plackers new Kids’ Flossers were designed specifically with parents and children in mind to offer an easy, fun and flavorful way to teach kids about flossing and healthy dental care habits. If parents teach their kids healthy habits when they’re young, they will be more likely to carry on those habits throughout their lives.”

Plackers enhances the overall flossing experience for kids with its new Flosser Friend™. The adorable monkey-shaped flosser holder is meant to amp up the fun factor and help kids look forward to flossing. Not only is the flosser holder a cute way to store kids’ flossers and keep them close at hand, its flip-up cover design allows kids to easily access their flossers. The Flosser Friend is easy to open and clean, and comes pre-packaged with 30 dual grip kids’ flossers.

Plackers new Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kids’ Flossers and the Flosser Friend are available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and other retail stores such as Publix, Safeway and

About Plackers
Plackers is a leading brand and pioneer in dental flossers and other consumer oral care products. Having patented the first disposable dental flosser, Plackers is committed to developing high quality, affordable oral care products with innovative features that include a comprehensive line of dental flossers, dental accessories, and dental night guards. Plackers holds over 20 patents and is sold in major retailers worldwide. For more information, visit

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and the opinions are ALL mine.

Twitter Party!! Talking Wine, Abs & Fitness with Agnes C. Davis

Join us for a Twitter Party on 3/29, 7PMEST with @swimswimswimisa and @thebrandnewmom

Hashtag: #powertips

RSVP @swimswimswimisa @thebrandnewmom

Who is Agnes C. Davis:

Agnes C. Davis is a renaissance woman with a mission to inspire, empower and inform. She is a unique individual who has lived through the seasons of life and weathered a few harsh winters: divorce, wrongful career termination, depression and being broke. Now, at the tender age of 51, Davis has reinvented and is reveling in the spring of her rebirth. Winning her wrongful termination suit, being reinstated at her job, launching a successful swim company and grooving to happy as a health and wellness advocate.




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Tons of prizes.

Moms: Read This Before You Pour Another Glass of Wine

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According to the Wall Street Journal, ” The growing sales of wine to women can be traced to some clever marketing decisions in the 1960s by California’s vintners.” Women and moms love wine. Everyone tells us that wine is healthy to have. I don’t disagree, but there are always a few things to consider if you are a woman, nursing mom and busy caretaker. Being part of a cardiac surgical team, a swimming company owner and a health/wellness advocate, I believe everything in moderation will not harm you. I, too, like a glass of wine, but I also can share with you firsthand that you won’t always feel your best the next day. So with that being said, I want to share some tips to enjoying your favorite glass of vino so you don’t look or feel like you drank the whole bottle the next day.
Drink in moderation. Too much alcohol delays your sensation of fullness when you eat, which then causes you to overeat.
Skip the nightcap (please). A glass of wine before bed to help you relax might not be a great idea. You might be thinking the glass of wine will help you relax and it will. Perhaps, consider moving up the cocktail three hours before bed to digest. Even though wine is not packed with carbohydrates and sugar, it still has both as ingredients. Remember, the carbohydrates will get converted to fat.
Water rocks. If you’re going to drink that glass of wine before bed, follow it with water. But lets be honest, who wants to get up and go to the bathroom all night? Pick your poison wisely.
Implement the one glass maximum rule. If you are going out with friends/partner consider babysitting that glass of wine throughout the entire meal. This is a great way to not overeat/drink and save money. Always pace self.
Mommy needs wine. According to physicians it’s okay to have a glass of wine if you are nursing. Make certain you pump before you drink and have tons of water. When you pump the breast milk it should be clear with a minimal trace of alcohol. The medical field says the amount of alcohol that goes into your milk is small; so know that all is fine.
Agnes C. Davis is motivational speaker, health and wellness advocate and the CEO, swim swim swim I SAY (sssIS), the only female-owned and operated swimming company in New York City.

Take Note: Angelo Ellerbee’s Top 5 Things You Are Clueless about Public Relations

Angelo Ellerbee, CEO, Double XXposure

Angelo Ellerbee, CEO, Double XXposure


Entrepreneurs: What does it take to get your brand out there on a shoestring budget?  We know intimately that passion is simply not enough to get the job done.

I want to coach you this year.  You already have all that you need to become the person you want to be, now lets sprinkle some public relations strategies and add to your net worth.

PR guru’s latest book shows how to reset facets of life in 30 days

Sit back, take notes, press #RESET and listen to my interview with legendary rainmaker, my first boss and mentor, Angelo Ellerbee of Double XXposure Media Relations.  Get inspired! #2016 #30DayReset

What Does #Reset Mean To You?

I realized a few years back that life was about paying attention to the mistakes. Unfortunately, I kept on going and not paying attention to my truth. Did that happen to you? Probably. It happens 10/10 when life throws us a curve and we continue to go. Real Talk: I struggled to find my authentic voice post motherhood. After purposeful silence, a strategic plan of attack and self-love … I pressed #RESET and found my soulful. true. voice.

Reset will not be easy. Continue to press #RESET until it feels right in your mind, body and soul.

One love,
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PS: Thank you Mahogany Cards for allowing me to share my voice and authenticity.




Wanted: Experts! Entrepreneurs! Authors! You!

Are you ready to let the world know about your brand?

Real Talk: Many entrepreneurs will fail at launching a business in less than 12 months. Why? No consistent marketing plan and media/consumer exposure. According to – Entrepreneurs starting a business grew 3 times (reported in 2013) the national rate, however, the challenge was staying in business longer than a year. Most people prepare to launch a business, but they do not create a plan to stay in business and compete. It’s my passion to teach a client the magic of gaining media exposure while growing their brand, business and bottom-line with a strategy in 30 days.

Yes. This can happen in 30 days. Once you see the success of focusing on the goal and more importantly, doing the work consistently to stay in business, you will want to do more. Success does not happen overnight, but it will happen with consistency – 30, 60, 90 days to start. Just like you need to shake the blues, your business might also need to press #RESET and commit to a plan in 30 days to start. Get featured right here while pressing #RESET on your brand, business & bottom line. Book your appearance today,

Your Reset is 99% Mental, 1% Action …

#LetsGo #Reset

Learn about the show: 30 Day Reset Radio!

Food Reset: 50 Shades of Yummy Chicken Nuggets

The Nugget Spot in Manhattan

The Nugget Spot in Manhattan

What do you do when the children are home from school for a week and making lunch has become an absolute chore? Simply press #RESET, get on the train and eat at The Nugget Spot – hottest kid friendly joint in Manhattan.

Chef Jason Hairston

Chef Jason Hairston

The Nugget Spot is owned by Chef Jason Hairston, NY native and all around nice guy. Chef Jason Hairston grew up in Manhattan, in an Italian family who loved to eat. From Sunday dinners, to traditional holiday feasts, food often played a central role in his childhood.  At The Nugget Spot, Hairston brings the same sprit of improving beloved dishes that inspired him to enter the culinary world to begin with. Hairston hopes to elevate the humble chicken nugget into a culinary treat that the whole family can enjoy, cutting the nuggets from never-frozen, antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken breasts every morning and tossing them in a classically seasoned flour crust as well as more adventurous coatings like cheese crackers, Captain Crunch-like cereal, and everything bagel seasoning.

*Yummy Treat: Each flavor of nugget comes with a house-made dipping sauce, like a basil-laced ranch and a 16-ingredient BBQ sauce. Catfish nuggets, vegan gluten-free polenta nuggets, and mozzarella nuggets are also available, as well as a slew of delicious sides like nacho mac and cheese and brussels sprouts roasted in garlic oil.

Must Have: Tso Tswag (Chef Jason’s take on General Tso’s Chicken)

Tso Swag Chicken Nuggets

Tso Swag Chicken Nuggets

What to Know: Everything is made to order, fresh and absolutely NO fillers.

Catering: Yes.

Comfort Quotient: Bar stool seating, high counters and not ideal for younger children (under age of 5), however, takeout is available and popular.

Chill Friendly: Absolutely. Chef Jason Hairston is approachable and enjoys interacting with the customers.

My babies chillin' with Chef Jason Hairston

My babies chillin’ with Chef Jason Hairston

The Nugget Spot: 230 E. 14th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Ave)



From His Mouth: What Women Should Know About Men & Video Games

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As a married woman, I must admit this plain fact: I don’t play, understand, or watch video games. You? I find them pointless, but my husband enjoys them and once he goes into his man-cave, it might be several hours before he comes upstairs for air.

I know I’m not alone when it comes to not understanding or caring about video games, comic books and so many other experiences that men enjoy. Trust me – I’ve tried to ‘get into it’ as a spouse, spectator and friend. Real talk: It’s just not my thing.

Today’s reset is about giving our men a chance to vent, communicate and share with us what we should know about men and video games. Hopefully, we can press RESET in our relationship, grow closer and learn a thing or two about men. I transcribed a conversation that I had with my hubby, Andrew, this past weekend about what women should know about men and video games. I pledge to do better.

Read my entire article at Madame Noire:


Reset: Never Give Up. Meet Jewelry Designer Sandy Baker


Sandy Baker Jewelry

Sandy Baker Jewelry

When I started to write this column, RESET, a year ago, I wanted to tell our story of courage, determination, challenges, love and moxie. Real talk: We all need weekly motivation to stay committed, forgive self and allow the universe to work. This week’s RESET is about staying encouraged, creating a new road map, and walking into your destiny.

Meet this week’s resetter, Sandy Baker. Her name might not be familiar to you (yet), but her jewelry has adorned the likes of Julia Roberts, Natalie Cole, the late Dr. Maya Angelou and FLOTUS, Michelle Obama.

Baker has been an artist and tinkerer as far back as she can remember. Beginning in childhood with pencils and crayons, she soon moved on to Popsicle sticks, aluminum foil, colored tape, paint and clay, then to steel dapping tools, hammers, a jewelers bench block, a soldering torch and a flexible shaft. Being a Black woman in the jewelry industry has not always been easy for her, but she never gave up the vision to have her jewelry sold in stores, shown in galleries, museums, and magazines and celebrated by both famous and everyday people.

Recently, I interviewed Sandy Baker about finding one’s voice, inspiration and pressing #RESET. Read the entire story:

#Reset: Are We Enablers Like Mary Jane?

I have a confession: I am an enabler. Not certain why I’ve been doing it all my life, but I am not alone. You probably are too. Most enablers are overachievers, riddled with guilt. They go out of their way to solve other folks’ problems, which ultimately impacts their health, relationships, career, finances and self-esteem.

Sadly, many of us are like Mary Jane Paul, the lead character in BET’s hit Being Mary Jane. We’re searching to fill a personal void in a world filled with people we love. I have an amazing family member who has been afforded countless opportunities. However there is always an excuse for the current bad luck du jour. Just like Mary Jane, I know I shouldn’t reward or support this behavior, but I am probably his only cheerleader.

Do you put the needs of others before your own? Do you give your favorite person money as a way to reduce his or her pain? Do you feel like you are never doing enough to help the person you love? Do you make excuses for someone so that you can save them and feel better about yourself? If the answer to these questions is yes, you are a guilty-as-charged enabler.  Read my entire article at MadameNoire: